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Thailand Coronavirus News is a section dedicated to the new coronavirus that is causing an epidemic in China and fast spreading globally. The strain of coronavirus called Covid-19 or also commonly called the Wuhan coronavirus is genetically more potent and faster spreading than the SARS coronavirus. Currently teams are working to develop a new vaccine for this new coronavirus while other teams are...
Source: COVID-19 Prevention  May 29, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Prevention: The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic has caused an increased demand for antimicrobial treatments that can keep surfaces clean, particularly in health care settings.   Though some surfaces have been developed such that can combat bacteria, what has been lacking is a surface that can also kill off viruses.   However Australian researchers From the Queensland Universit...
Source: Coronavirus Latest  May 28, 2020  2 years ago
Coronavirus Latest: Pathologists and medical researchers from Louisiana State University have performed the first series of COVID-19 autopsies on African Americans who died from COVID-19 in New Orleans. The significant findings from these autopsies could provide new insights in the cardiopulmonary aspects of the disease while providing new and critical information to guide patient management. &n...
Source: COVID-19  May 28, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19: Medical researchers and respiratory experts from the University of São Paulo's Medical School say that blood clotting disorders may explain some of the worst symptoms of COVID-19, including respiratory failure and pulmonary fibrosis and that the focus should be on treating COVID-19 as a thrombotic disease caused by a virus. Their research findings and reports were published...
Source: COVID-19 Research  May 28, 2020  2 years ago
Covid-19 Research: A new research study by medical scientists from the University of Cincinnati and three Italian medical institutions involving the detailed review of neuroimaging and neurological symptoms in patients with COVID-19 may shed light on the SARS-Coronavirus's impact on the central nervous system.   The research results, published in the medical journal Radiology, reve...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  May 28, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Spanish researchers from the Rovira i Virgili University Department of Cheminformatics and Nutrition have identified that the anti-inflammatory drugs carprofen and celecoxib could have antiviral properties against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the deadly COVID-19 disease, by inhibiting replication of the virus.   The research study has been published by the Int...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  May 27, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: Medical researchers from John Hopkins based on new study findings are warning about the accuracy of current RT-PCR Diagnostic platforms being used globally to detect those infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and also about false negatives.   The research findings were published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.732...
Source: COVID-19 Research  May 27, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: According to a new breakthrough study by Chinese researchers, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus emulates the HIV strategy to remove marker molecules on surface of an infected cell that are used to identify invaders, in a manner to evade attack from the human immune system. This new discovery also has vast potential implications that Sars-CoV-2 may be around for some time according to t...
Source: COVID-19 Research  May 27, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: Medical researchers from the Francis Crick Institute, King’s College London and Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, have conducted a detailed analysis of the composition of immune cells in COVID-19 patients’ blood to fully understand how the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus affects the immune system in order to help doctors predict at an early stage who might ne...
Source: Covid-19 Research  May 26, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research:  Medical researchers from Boston Children's Hospital have discovered that disulfiram, a US FDA-approved drug commonly used for treating alcoholism, blocks a key gatekeeper protein involved in inflammation, hence effectively inhibiting the inflammation process.   Typically, inflammation is the alarm system by which cells first respond to potential danger. But in e...
Source: Coronavirus Severity  May 26, 2020  2 years ago
Coronavirus Severity: According to medical researchers from Shanghai, human host factors rather than viral genetic differences caused by mutations appear to influence disease outcomes among COVID-19 patients.   The research has been published in the medical journal Nature. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2355-0   The Chinese researchers examined clinical, molecular, and immuno...
Source: Dementia and COVID-19  May 26, 2020  2 years ago
Dementia: Medical Researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine have announced that their recent study shows a link between individuals possessing a faulty gene associated with Dementia and the risk of developing severe conditions upon contracting COVID-19 disease.   The researchers meta-analyzed data from the UK Biobank, and f...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccines  May 26, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Vaccines: As there has been to date no effective drugs that can treat COVID-19 so far, the world is putting most of its hope on a possible vaccine. The problem is that by even by expediting protocols and clinical trials, a proper, safe and effective vaccine would still need at least 24 months to develop from the original 4 years.   While there are more than 128 different entities a...
Source: Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine  May 26, 2020  2 years ago
Hydroxychloroquine:  The WHO or World Health Organization announced on Monday(25th May 2020) that  it had suspended all clinical trials of hydroxychloriquine as a potential treatment for COVID-19 being carried out across a range of countries as a precautionary measure.   The announcement came after a study was published in the medical journal The Lancet which indicated tha...
Source: Cytokine Storms  May 25, 2020  2 years ago
Cytokine Storms: Researchers from Howard Hughes Medical Institute at John Hopkins say that alpha-blockers like prazosin might prevent cytokine storms in COVID-19 patients and are planning a new clinical trial to test these drugs. The clinical trial will be led by medical investigator Dr Bert Vogelstein. He and his team at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are currently recruiting ind...
Source: Inflammation  May 25, 2020  2 years ago
Inflammation:  Medical researchers from Pennsylvania State University say that adding a variety of spices to one’s meal is a sure way to make it more tasty while also increasing its health benefits such as reducing inflammatory cytokines in the body.   Scientists used a blend of turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon, basil, coriander, cumin, bay leaf, ginger, oregano, parsley, red pep...
Source:Gut Microbiota  May 25, 2020  2 years ago
Gut Microbiota: According to Chinese researchers from Westlake University in Hangzhou, the composition of the gut microbiome could partially explain the difference in susceptibility of COVID-19 patients. As more evidence gathers on the gut microbiota’s role in this disease, it could lead to effective diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic options   The study published on the preprint ...
Source: AI And COVID-19  May 24, 2020  2 years ago
AI And COVID-19: Researchers from Princeton University have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)  based diagnostic tool to analyze chest X-rays for patterns in diseased lungs. The AI Based platform could give physicians valuable data about an individual's condition, quickly and cheaply, at the point of care.   Professor Jason Fleischer from the faculty  of electrical engi...
Source: COVID-19  May 24, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: Thailand Medical News is starting a new weekly series of articles on various pre-print research studies that have been published on numerous servers but have yet to have bee peer-reviewed. Most will warrant further research but these are some of the selected studies that we feel need to be explored in detail further.   1. Study shows that ACE2 and TMPRSS2 receptors which ...
Source: COVID-19 Treatments  May 24, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Treatment: To date there are still no proven effective drugs or antivirals to treat COVID-19 or some of its accompanying  symptoms such as the cytokine storms, blood clotting issues and the damage to epithelial cells etc. sweet wormwood or Artemisia annua. The public and medical community has been flooded with lots of misinformation that has been orchestrated by governments a...
Source: COVID-19 Editorial  May 24, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Editorial: Its Sunday 24th Of May and the official global death toll is now 343 852 while 5.4 million people are officially infected. (America’s death toll is 98,692 conservatively, in reality the number could be as high as 135,000 as deaths in nursing homes, and many deaths where individuals were not tested were not included to deliberately keep the figures low.) There is very litt...
Source: Immune System  May 23, 2020  2 years ago
Immune System: A protein found in mother’s milk called Lactoferrin has been found to demonstrate antiviral activity in preclinical trials. It impedes viral binding to cell membranes, while activating immune defenses.   Viral infections are a major cause of disease and death globally, from the common cold and flu to newer threats such as the SARS-CoV-2 coronavi...
Source: COVID-19   May 23, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19: As the official global death toll from COVID-19 climbs to about 341,000 (this is not even accurate as new reports are emerging that in certain countries like in UK, the figures were higher at almost 42,000 for UK alone while in countries like Russia, Ecuador, Iran and Pakistan, the figures are much higher. It is estimated that perhaps up to a million people globally could have already di...
Source: COVID-19 Disinfectants  May 23, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Disinfectants: The Singapore National Environment Agency has issued an advisory after a study conducted by its Environmental Health Institute (EHI) showed that not all disinfectants are effective against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus despite some claiming to be able to eradicate the virus. https://www.nea.gov.sg/our-services/public-cleanliness/environmental-cleaning-guidelines/cleaning-and-d...
Source: Boosting Immune System  May 22, 2020  2 years ago
Boosting Immune System: Dr Cristina Palacios, an associate professor in the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work at Florida International University and a team of international experts recently released a nutritional guide for the Latin American Society of Nutrition (SLAN) that offers recommendations to frontline workers on how to b...
Source: COVID-19 News  May 22, 2020  2 years ago
Asthma: According to researchers at Rush University Medical Center, asthma is associated with longer time on ventilators for hospitalized younger individuals with COVID-19.   The study showed that patients with COVID-19 between the ages of 20 and 59 years old who also had asthma needed a ventilator to assist with breathing for five days more on average than non-asthmatic patients with COVID...
Source: COVID-19 News  May 22, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 News:  Medical researchers from Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women's Hospital say that autopsies of deceased covid-19 patients reveal distinctive lung features primarily being damage on the various pulmonary blood vessels.   In a research which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), senior researcher, Dr Steven J. Mentzer, MD, a tho...
Source: COVID-19 Misinformation  May 22, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Misinformation:  Thailand Medical News would like to warn readers about online misinformation circulating around on a few subject matters.   First is about Ozone. While we featured an article about using Ozone to disinfect areas against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in February 2020, https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/ozone-can-be-used-to-destroy-the-new-coronavirus-and-disinf...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  May 22, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Latest: Medical researchers  from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai based on a new study, say that  enlargement of one of the heart's four chambers ie the right ventricle is the best predictor of which patients with severe Covid-19 infections were most likely to die.   The research team looked at the health records of 105 COVID-19 patients hospitalized at Mount ...
Source: COVID-19 News  May 21, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19:  Italian medical researchers from the University Hospital Of Pisa say that COVID-19 infections may also cause subacute thyroiditis in certain patients.   The research and report was published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. https://academic.oup.com/jcem/advance-article/doi/10.1210/clinem/dgaa276/5838793   Typically, subacute thyroiditis is an infla...
Source: COVID-19 News  May 21, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 News:  The chief of the European Union health advisory body on infections on Thursday warned of an imminent second wave of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infections, as countries across the continent ease tough lockdown measures.   The director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Dr Andrea Ammon said that  it was not a question of if there will be a renewed...
Source: Immune System  May 21, 2020  2 years ago
Immune System: Danish researchers from Aarhus University have identified how viruses avoid the body’s immune system and cause infections and diseases.   It has long been known that viruses have an exceptional ability to circumvent the body’s immune system and cause diseases.   Although the majority of individuals recover from a viral infection such as influenza, t...
Source: Thailand Cannabis News  May 21, 2020  2 years ago
Cannabis: Medical researchers from the University Of University of Lethbridge in Canada say the plant-based CBD may provide resistance to SARS-CoV-2. Their preliminary findings are part of broader research into the use of medicinal cannabis in treating cancer.   The hunt for drugs that can treat COVID-19 and its various symptoms have taken researchers down both traditional and less traditio...
Source: COVID-19 Pulmonary Embolism  May 21, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Pulmonary Embolism: Medical researchers from the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit has found that obesity makes COVID-19 worse and may lead to deadly blood clots in the lungs while the usage of statins among such obese patients actually decreases the chances of them developing such clots.   The study team said that obese patients with COVID-19 may have nearly three times the...
Source: China COVID-19  May 20, 2020  2 years ago
China COVID-19 New Outbreaks: Chinese authorities conservatively reported that 46 new COVID-19 cases have emerged over the past two weeks in two provinces covering the three cities of Shulan, Jilin City and Shengyang and lockdowns have been imposed on these cities with a population of about 90 million people affected. However more cities and provinces are expected to be under lockdowns as well soo...
Source: COVID-19 Social Distancing  May 20, 2020  2 years ago
Social Distancing:  Airborne transmission of pathogens, like the SARS-CoV02 corona virus causing COVID-19, is not well understood, but a good baseline for research is a deeper understanding of how particles travel through the air when people cough. A new research paper published in journal Physics of Fluids by Talib Dbouk and Dimitris Drikakis from the University of Nicosia demonstrate that ...
Source: COVID-19  May 20, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19: Medical experts from Mount Sinai Hospital-New York have reported of rare symptoms and manifestations in a COVID-19 patient and have published a study about the case in the Lancet journal so that doctors elsewhere can take note of such occurrences. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanres/article/PIIS2213-2600(20)30232-0/fulltext   The medical experts from Mount Sinai said scans o...
Source: COVID-19 Blood Clots  May 20, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Blood Clots: SARS-CoV-2 infections first emerged as a typical respiratory disease causing symptoms such as fever, sore throat, dry cough, and potentially lung infection or pneumonia and a build-up of fluid in the lungs making it difficult to breathe. However later it was found that Cytokine Storms emerged as a complication from the disease and these severe inflammatory reactions can cause...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  May 20, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Drugs:  According to medical researchers from Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, the high blood pressure drug Prazosin if given early enough, could potentially reduce the risk of death from the cytokine storms that arise as a complication of COVID-19 disease.   The blood pressure drug Prazosin, is an US FDA a U.S. Food-approved alpha blocker that relaxes blood vessels, a...
Source: COVID-19  May 19, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19: According to a recent research study, SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus was detected on several surfaces and items in hotel rooms where two presymptomatic Chinese students were quarantined before being diagnosed with the disease.   In the study published in the Emerging Infectious Diseases journal of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), medical researchers in Ch...
Source: US Medical News  May 19, 2020  2 years ago
US Medical News: In  a shocking development, President Donald Trump claimed on Monday he is taking daily doses of hydroxychloroquine, a drug he had been promoting as a potential COVID-19 cure even as medical professionals and the US FDA question its efficacy and warn of potentially harmful ad even fatal  side effects.   At a meeting of restaurant executives, Trump said h...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  May 19, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Vaccine: Researchers from University Of Hong Kong say that although individuals infected with either severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) or SARS-CoV-2 produce antibodies that bind to the other coronavirus, the cross-reactive antibodies are not cross protective, at least in cell-culture experiments.   The research has implications that most vaccine developers tr...
Source: COVID-19 Immunity  May 19, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Immunity: A new research from University of Melbourne's Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity and the University Hospital of Nantes indicates that individuals recovering from severe lung infections frequently also develop "immunological scars" that suppresses their body's immune response and heighten their risk of contracting pneumonia, a common lethal manif...
Source: COVID-19 Study  May 19, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Study: A collaborative study lead by researchers from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Goggle Inc, Johns Hopkins University, Hofstra University and Stony Brook University reveals that smoking increases the gene expression of ACE2, the protein that binds SARS-CoV-2 hence which may promote COVID-19 infections. The research suggests that prolonged smoking could cause an increase of the ACE2 pr...
Source: COVID-19 News  May 19, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19: Researchers from University College of London Institute of Mental Health in collaboration with King's College London have disclosed that based on their analysis of past research, individuals infected by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus  may suffer psychiatric issues while hospitalized and potentially even after they recover.   Their research findings which were published in&nbs...
Source: COVID-19 News  May 18, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 News:  Swimming pools across the America are set to reopen in the coming weeks. As long as recommended chlorine levels are maintained as usual, the pools themselves should pose minimal risk of spreading the coronavirus to swimmers according to  a Purdue University engineer who studies pool water decontamination. However for indoor pools, the greater risks to coronavirus sprea...
Source: COVID-19 Supplements  May 18, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Supplements: In our series of articles focusing on using cheap and easily available dietary supplements to help in COVID-19 treatment protocols alongside other drugs, we are focusing on the phytochemical called Silymarin that is derived from Milk Thistle.   Silymarin, a standardized extract of the milk thistle seeds, containing a mixture of flavonolignans consisti...
Source: COVID-19 Medical Devices  May 18, 2020  2 years ago
Medical Devices:  VitalConnect a Silicon Valley based biotech company has announced that it has received US FDA Emergency Use Authorization status for use of its VitalPatch to detect changes in the QT interval of hospitalized patients undergoing drug treatment for COVID-19.   Due to cardio-toxicity of many experimental drugs used to treat COVID-19 patients, many doctors would bene...
COVID-19 Vaccine  May 18, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Vaccine:  Governments and pharmaceutical companies around the world are rushing to develop a COVID-19 vaccine either with the aim of profiteering from it either through monetary forms or thru diplomatic superiority as the disease is silently rampaging the global population and taking casualties along the way.   However credible and knowledgeable medical researchers are concern...
Source: Diabetes And COVID-19  May 17, 2020  2 years ago
Diabetes and COVID-19: A new research shows that people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) are at greater risk of a poor outcome should they become infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19. However there is some positive news: people with T2D whose blood sugar is well controlled fare much better than those with more poorly controlled blood sugar.https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a...
Source: Pulmonary Care  May 17, 2020  2 years ago
Pulmonary Care: Despite the fact that COVID-19 is te main disease that he world is focused on right now, TB or tuberculosis remains the biggest infection killer in the world and multiple drug resistant TB, which does not respond to regular antibiotics, continues to be a major threat to global health. Tuberculosis is caused by the bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis that most often affect...
Source: COVID-19 Disinfectants  May 17, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Disinfectants:  According to a recent research study by University of Arizona,in the fight to slow or prevent the transmission of viruses, such as the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, continuously active disinfectants could provide a new line of effective defense. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.10.20097329v1   Although disinfecting high-contact surfaces is an important...
Source: US COVID-19 News  May 17, 2020  2 years ago
US COVID-19 News: (EDITORIAL) Who is to be blame for the mess that America is in (besides China and WHO off course), its citizens, its health experts or its Government?   Over the last few months, the world has been in a state of shock with what is happening in America, the country that was reputed to have the best medical research facilities, the best medical and healthcare professionals a...
Source: COVID-19 Innovations  May 16, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 innovations: Medical and AI researchers from King’s College London, Massachusetts General Hospital and health science company ZOE have developed an artificial intelligence diagnostic platform that can predict whether an individual is likely to have COVID-19 based on their existing symptoms. The new Artificial Intelligence model uses data from the COVID Symptom Study app ...
Source: COVID-19 Face Mask  May 16, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Face Masks:  As a result of the need to use protective face mask during theCOVID-19 pandemic, many individuals are complaining of skin conditions and irritations on the face that are emerging.   According to various dermatologists, "Individuals are getting friction and irritation across their nasal bridge, behind their ears and perhaps under their chin. That happens becau...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  May 16, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Drugs:  Medical researchers from University California-Los Angeles have launched a new clinical trial that utilizes a hormone suppresser often used to prostate cancer to help improve clinical outcomes for males infected with COVID-19.   The clinical trial which is in phase 2, will assess if temporarily suppressing male hormones will reduce the severity of COVID-19 il...

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