BREAKING NEWS
Coronavirus
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 Research  Jun 20, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: German researchers from the Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology (IKMB) in Kiel, Germany along with scientists from England, Spain, Italy and Norway have identified two genetic variants associated with COVID-19 respiratory failure and susceptibility.   The research findings are published in The New England Journal of Medicine . https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.105...
Source: Gut Microbiota, Probiotics And COVID-19  Jun 20, 2020  2 years ago
Gut Microbiota and Probiotics:  Researchers from Hong Kong are suggesting that one of the many factors as to why some people are more vulnerable to catching a virus and why some get more severe infection than others could be to the state of the gut microbiota. Maintaining a fine balance between good and bad bacteria which indirectly regulates the immune system is critical. Imbalance in gut mi...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccines  Jun 20, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Vaccines: A team of medical experts are recommending that administering the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine could serve as a preventive measure to dampen septic inflammation associated with COVID-19 infection.   Dr Paul Fidel, Jr., Department Chair, Oral and Craniofacial Biology, and Associate Dean for Research, Louisiana State University Health School of Dentistry and Dr Mai...
Source: Pediatrics and COVID-19  Jun 20, 2020  2 years ago
Pediatrics: A medical study from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago shows that babies under 90 days of age who tested positive for COVID-19 tend to be well, with little or no respiratory involvement. Fever was often found to be the primary or only symptom. The study  findings were published in The Journal of Pediatrics. https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-347...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jun 19, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: This is Thailand Medical News third installment of a new weekly series of articles on various pre-print research studies that have been published on numerous servers but have yet to have been 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. Emerging viral mutants in Austra...
Source: China Medical News  Jun 19, 2020  2 years ago
China Medical News: Authorities In China have released genome data for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus found in a new outbreak in Beijing, which Chinese virologists claims share similarities to European strains, as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases neared 200 on Friday. Readers should however be reminded that the coronavirus causing the global pandemic first originated from China.   Thousan...
Source: Gargling and COVID-19  Jun 19, 2020  2 years ago
Gargling: In the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, as on one hand we had a stream of some of the most stupid and fake remedies, theories and news about COVID-19 being posted online, we also had a lot of interesting advice and suggestions that were quickly dispelled as being fake or misinformation, most often by certain incompetent and ignorant doctors and government officials or by some of the stu...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 19, 2020  2 years ago
US Medical News: COVID-19 deaths per day in the U.S. have fallen in recent weeks to the lowest level since late March, even as states increasingly reopen for business. However scientists are deeply afraid the trend may be about to reverse itself.   In the last 24 hours there were only 747 deaths from the COVID-19 disease but 27,924 new infected cases. There is however more than 19,215 patie...
Source: Ophthalmology and COVID-19  Jun 19, 2020  2 years ago
Ophthalmology: According to medical researchers and clinicians from the University of Albert, a case of pink eye is now reason to be tested for COVID-19.   Though coughing, fever and difficulty in breathing are common manifestations and symptoms of the COVID-19 disease that is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus,  a recent case study involving an Edmonton woman has determined that con...
Source: Cortisol  Jun 19, 2020  2 years ago
Cortisol: Medical Researchers from Imperial College London say that COVID-19 patients with extremely high levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their blood are more likely to deteriorate quickly and die.   The hypothesis was based on their research findings which are published in the journal: Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587...
Source: Brain Injury  Jun 19, 2020  2 years ago
Brain Injury: A Swedish study by the University of Gothenburg study shows that certain individuals who receive hospital care for coronavirus infection (COVID-19) exhibit clinical and neurochemical signs of brain injury.   Disturbingly even certain moderate COVID-19 cases exhibit these same findings when blood-based biomarkers for brain damage were tested.   The study findings were publ...
Source: Diabetic Ketoacidosis  Jun 18, 2020  2 years ago
Diabetic ketoacidosis: According to a new clinical report published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Diabetic ketoacidosis is a common and potentially fatal complication in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. https://academic.oup.com/jcem/advance-article/doi/10.1210/clinem/dgaa360/5857202   The medical condition diabetic ketoacidosis almost a...
Source: Tocilizumab or Actemra  Jun 18, 2020  2 years ago
Tocilizumab:  Pharma giant Roche’s rheumatoid arthritis drug, Actemra (Tocilizumab)  failed to help COVID-19 patients in Italian study according to the clinical trial findings released today.   The drug failed to help patients with early-stage COVID-19 pneumonia in an Italian study, the latest instance in another an anti-inflammatory drug has fallen through in a coronavirus ...
Source: COVID-19 Immunity  Jun 18, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Immunity:  According researchers from Wuhan University-China and University in Texas-Gaslvestom-America, humans may never develop immunity against COVID-19.   Chinese and American scientists ran antibody tests on samples from hospital workers who were exposed to infected patients at early stage of outbreak and found that only 4 per cent of 23,000 had antibodies but they e...
Source: Biotechnology and COVID-19  Jun 18, 2020  2 years ago
Biotechnology: Researchers from University of California-San Diego are using nanoparticles cloaked in human lung cell membranes and human immune cell membranes that can attract and neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 virus in cell culture, causing the virus to lose its ability to hijack host cells and reproduce, as a new approach to try and treat COVID-19. In vitro experiments, both the lung cel...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Trials  Jun 18, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Clinical Trials: Past studies have shown that low-dose, whole lung radiation in the form of X-rays can effectively treat severe pneumonia, with minimal side effects.   Now, two clinical trials by Ohio State University are applying a modern version of this concept to test patients who have acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) as a result of COVID-19 infection.   In each o...
Source: WHO  Jun 18, 2020  2 years ago
WHO: The World Health Organization finally decided Wednesday to halt all trials of hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for hospitalized COVID-19 patients, finding it did not reduce the mortality rate.   The malaria and rheumatoid arthritis drug, hydroxychloroquine has been at the center of political and scientific controversy.   It has been touted as a possible treatment for th...
Source: COVID-19 Pandemic  Jun 18, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Pandemic: The last 24 hours has seen some interesting spikes in cases all around the world and even in countries that had no COVID-19 cases in weeks or months, there has been a sudden emergence of the virus. The only countries that did not report any cases were those whose governments were famous for either concealing figures or disseminating fake news.   Brazil recorded the highes...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jun 17, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: A new research by researchers from Zhejiang University School of Medicine-China  and The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang-China shows that The SARS-COV-2 coronavirus also affcets thyroid functions of a majority of COVID-19 patients.   The study lead by Dr Lisong Teng had its research findings published on a preprint server and the paper is currently being peer-rev...
Source: China Medical News  Jun 17, 2020  2 years ago
China Medical News: Despite some stupid Thais who were reporting from China and claiming that the situation was not that bad and that the media were exaggerating, Beijing shut all its schools again on Wednesday as the city reported 31 new coronavirus cases, with authorities in the Chinese capital rushing to curb an outbreak linked to a wholesale food market.   China authorities have also su...
Source: India Medical News  Jun 17, 2020  2 years ago
India Medical News: India recorded a total of 2,006's COVID-19 deaths in the last 29 hrs and it seems like that trend is going to stay for a while as it is reported that 15,832 individuals are in also critical conditions and local hospitals are reporting of a surge in cases and also critical patients.   The number of new infected COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours was 11,135 cases brin...
Source: COVID-19 Second Wave  Jun 17, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Second Wave: The chief of NATO made an official announcement on Tuesday that its alliance will start to stockpile medical equipment and drugs to prepare for an impending second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.   The official announcement triggered panic among many members of the public as even certain medical professionals are saying that governments heads are not releasing the tr...
Source: Pediatrics and COVID-19  Jun 17, 2020  2 years ago
Pediatrics: According to a new study by Chinese researchers, important insights into the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of pediatric patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the deadly COVID-19 disease could facilitate early identification and intervention in suspected patients.   The research was led by Dr Xihui Zhou of the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Jun 17, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: Medical researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) in collaboration with scientists from Regeneron Pharmaceutcials have evaluated several human antibodies to determine the most potent combination to be mixed in a cocktail and used as a promising anti-viral therapy against the virus that causes COVID-19.   The research demonstrates the rapid p...
Source: Remdesivir and COVID-19  Jun 16, 2020  2 years ago
Remdesivir:  The American Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to doctors and all healthcare professionals about a newly discovered potential drug interaction related to the investigational antiviral drug remdesivir, an antiviral drug that is being evaluated as a potential treatment for the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and has also been granted emergency use authoriz...
Source: Dexamethasone and COVID-19  Jun 16, 2020  2 years ago
Dexamethasone and COVID-19: Medical researchers from University Of Oxford-England say they have the first evidence that the cheap steroid Dexamethasone can improve COVID-19 survival in patients with severe conditions. http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-06-16-dexamethasone-reduces-death-hospitalised-patients-severe-respiratory-complications   The British researchers have found that low-dose dexam...
Source: COVID-19 Study  Jun 16, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Study: Individuals under the age of 20 are half as likely to contract COVID-19 as the rest of the population, according to new modeling study released today by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The study also suggests four out of five infected young individuals will show no symptoms.   The study findings published in the Nature Medicine Journal could hel...
Source: COVID-19 Pandemic  Jun 16, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Pandemic: EDITORIAL- As of 16th June, (3.30am California) the official total number of infected COVID-19 cases has reached more than 8.15 million while the total number dead is 439,715.  In reality all these figures being collated by John Hopkins and sites like Worldometers are all not reliable as many countries are under-reporting figures or even concealing figures deliberately. Amo...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 16, 2020  2 years ago
US Medical News: Many Americans could face high out-of-pocket medical costs for COVID-19 hospitalizations despite the fact that many insurers have waived their cost-sharing requirements, a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests.   The research findings were published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. https://www.ajpmonline.org/a...
Source: Hydroxychloroquine And Chloroquine  Jun 16, 2020  2 years ago
Hydroxychloroquine:  U.S. regulators  finally on Monday revoked emergency authorization for malaria drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine promoted by scammers for treating COVID-19 amid evidence these drugs do not work and are in fact lethal in certain cases and causes serious side effects.   Strangely the official revocation of the drug to treat COVID-19 was done on a very low...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Jun 16, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Antibodies:  A team led by Scripps Research including scientists from University of California-SanDiego, University Of Washington, Harvard University and International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)-New York has discovered a type of antibodies in the blood of recovered COVID-19 patients that provide powerful protection against SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus when tested in animals and human c...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jun 16, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: A new research led by Norwegian University of Science and Technology involving both Norwegian and Estonian researchers have established a cell culture that allows them to test antibody-laden plasma, drugs and drug combinations in the laboratory. The team also identified six potential antiviral candidates out of a base of 136 already approved drugs that could be repurposed. One c...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Jun 15, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: Emerging results from an antibody testing research show that COVID-19 antibodies remain stable in the blood of the majority of infected patients almost two months after diagnosis and possibly longer. However the antibodies were not detectable in everyone exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 corona virus, opening discussions on how best to interpret antibody and viral tests.   The ...
Source: Inhaled Corticosteroids And COVID-19  Jun 15, 2020  2 years ago
Inhaled corticosteroids could be the reason that many COPD patients do not seem to be affected by the COVID-19 disease despite the earlier assumptions that most COPD patients were more likely to get sickened badly by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. However the few that do contract the COVID-19, normally end up in extremely severe conditions.   A new study by researchers from Imperial College Lo...
Source: COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma and Hyperimmune Plasma Or H-Ig Therapies  Jun 15, 2020  2 years ago
Convalescent Plasma: In an attempt to treat COVID-19, there have been numerous studies and trials to treat COVID-19 involving convalescent plasma transfusions but most have produced only mediocre results. Biotech companies working in the plasma space are now collaborating to develop a hyperimmune Ig therapy which could product produce better results.   Typically, plasma is the liquid compon...
Source: Nitric Oxide and COVID-19  Jun 15, 2020  2 years ago
Nitric Oxide: Previously published findings from the 2003 SARS-CoV infection suggest the potential role of inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) as a supportive measure for treating infection in patients with pulmonary complications. Treatment with inhaled nitric oxide reversed pulmonary hypertension, improved severe hypoxia, and shortened the length of ventilatory support compared with matched control patie...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccines  Jun 14, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Vaccines: With China’s PR machines in full swing telling the world about its progress in terms of creating a COVID-19 vaccine and the time frame it expects to roll it out for its country and the rest of the world, many health professionals elsewhere are either shaking their heads in horror or are having a long hilarious laugh. Chinese reputation and it past track record for tainted ...
Source: COVID-19 Asymptomatic and Presymptomatic  Jun 14, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Asymptomatic and Presymptomatic:  Recently, the ‘China owned’ WHO  (or World Health Organization)  , one of the main health entities with a track record for misinformation and fake news about the COVID 19 made yet more misleading information publicly when during a June 8 press briefing, Maria Van Kerkhove, PhD, the WHO's technical lead on the COVID-19 p...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus  Jun 14, 2020  2 years ago
Thailand Coronavirus: Local Thai media has reported that the Transport Company in Thailand that runs the public buses have imposed a new rule in the attempt to curb COVID-19 in that no foreigners including all expats in the country will be allowed to board any public buses.   Public buses will only be allowed for Thais and proof via the showing of a Thai ID card is required prior to boardin...
Source: COVID-19 Pandemic-Nikita K. Alexandrov  Jun 14, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Pandemic: The following is extracted from an original article by Nikita K. Alexandrov, BChem, MBA.   Alexandrov is a private researcher based in US who had himself contracted COVID-19 and while initially indirectly aiding a private vaccine development project in Canada, he decided to switch to working with a consortium of international researchers, scientific leaders and also front...
Source: COVID-19 Long-Term Health Implications  Jun 13, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Long-Term Health Implications:  Researchers in a collaborative international study are warning that hearing loss could be one of the long-term health side-effects from COVID-19.   Their research review was published in the International Journal of Audiology. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14992027.2020.1776406   Though the pace of research on the SARS-CoV-2 ...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Mutations  Jun 13, 2020  2 years ago
SARS-CoV-2 Mutations: Genomic researchers and virologist from Scripp Research Institute in Florida say they believe the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has mutated in a way that makes it more easily infect human cells.   The researchers say more research is needed to show whether the change has altered the course of the pandemic, but at least one researcher not involved in the study says it likely h...
Source: China Medical News  Jun 13, 2020  2 years ago
China Medical News: Certain Areas In Beijing, China’s capital have been placed under lockdown today as six new confirmed  domestic coronavirus cases were reported, fuelling fears of a resurgence in local transmission. Local hospitals are however saying that there are far more cases than authorities are reporting as hospitals are seeing a surge of patients manifesting symptoms. &n...
Source: Niclosamide & COVID-19  Jun 13, 2020  2 years ago
Niclosamide & COVID-19: In a few preprint studies involving computational drug repurposing studies, niclosamide, an approved parasiticide drug was identified as a potential candidate. https://aac.asm.org/content/early/2020/04/28/AAC.00819-20   Past studies had also showed that it did have efficacy against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in vitro studies and also another study published in Sc...
Source: Diabetes and COVID-19  Jun 13, 2020  2 years ago
Diabetes and COVID-19: New emerging evidence suggests that COVID-19 may actually trigger the onset of diabetes in otherwise healthy people and also cause severe complications of pre-existing diabetes.   The report was published in the medical journal: New England Journal of Medicine. https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMc2018688   The report was initiated by an international group of 1...
Source: Asymptomatic COVID-19   Jun 13, 2020  2 years ago
Asymptomatic COVID-19 Cases: According to the results of a Scripps Research Institute (California) study involving analysis of public datasets on asymptomatic infections, an extraordinary percentage of individuals infected by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, never show symptoms of the disease.   The research findings, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, suggest that asymptomatic infec...
Source: China Medical News  Jun 12, 2020  2 years ago
China Medical News: Government authorities in Beijing announced today that it would delay primary school students returning to class after three fresh SRAS-Cov-2 coronavirus cases emerged in the capital the first after two months of no infections in the city.   It was not just the three cases that triggered the reactions and fears but reportedly certain medical professionals are saying that...
Source: Thailand Medical Devices  Jun 12, 2020  2 years ago
Medical Devices: It is a well-known fact that cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) treatment inactivates various pathogens such as bacteria and viruses.   Medical researchers are now exploring if cold atmospheric plasma CAP is used in the nasal, oral, and pharyngeal cavities, nosocomial super infections in patients with mechanical ventilators, which are a frequent cause of death, could potentially b...
Source: India Medical News  Jun 12, 2020  2 years ago
India Medical News: The COVID-19 crisis is fast spiraling out of control in India. As of Friday (12th June), the total number of COVID-19 infected cases has reached 298,291 while the total number dead from the coronavirus have reached 8,501. The total deemed to have recovered according to health authorities are 147,195 while about 11,134 are in critical care. On Thursday alone, a record of almost ...
Source: Brain Damage  Jun 12, 2020  2 years ago
Brain Damage: Researchers in a collaborative study involving the NeuroGrow Brain Fitness Center in Virginia, John Hopkins, Washington University and University Of California have published a research paper with a comprehensive review of the COVID-19's effect on the nervous system which classifies brain damage caused by COVID-19 into three stages.   The research is published in The ...
Source: Interferon Lambda  Jun 12, 2020  2 years ago
Interferon Lambda:  Medical researchers from the Francis Crick Institute in England have found that a protein called Interferon Lamba which has antiviral properties and is initially helpful in the body's immune response to viruses, can later interfere with the repair of damaged lung tissue by inhibiting the repair process.   The researchers led by Dr Andreas Wack from the Institute...
Source: COVID-19 Warning  Jun 12, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 WARNING: A new study by Northwestern University indicates that the SARS-CoV-coronavirus literally threatens the whole nervous system.   The study indicates that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus disease also involves multiple other organs, not just the respiratory tract, including the central and peripheral nervous system.   Disturbingly, the number of recognized neurologic manifesta...
Source: COVID-19 Antibody Test  Jun 12, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Antibody Test: Scientists and researchers from University Of North Carolina School Of Medicine have developed a new kind of antibody test that could be ramped up to test thousands of blood samples at labs that do not have the resources of commercial labs and large academic medical centers.   The team created a blood test to pinpoint SARS-CoV-2 antibodies that target one u...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 11, 2020  2 years ago
US MEDICAL NEWS: The American Thoracic Society has published a study paper that warns about the impending drug shortage that the United States will face if not already facing.   The research paper is published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society and examines the nation’s current shortage of vitally needed medications, and how this dangerous situation is being made...
Source: Acute Pancreatitis  Jun 11, 2020  2 years ago
Acute Pancreatitis: A disturbing revelation has been made by a new study conducted by researchers from the University Of Liverpool. The study shows that acute pancreatitis is now materializing in certain COVID-19 patients and also provides a guideline to identifying the condition.   The research findings were published in Gastroenterology, identifies the signs of COVID-19 related pancr...

MOST READ

Aug 13, 2020  2 years ago
Source: Supplements For COVID-19
Feb 05, 2020  3 years ago
Source : Thailand Medical news

Interesting Reads

Source: COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma and Hyperimmune Plasma Or H-Ig Therapies
Jun 15, 2020  2 years ago
Source: Nitric Oxide and COVID-19
Jun 15, 2020  2 years ago
Source: COVID-19 Asymptomatic and Presymptomatic
Jun 14, 2020  2 years ago
Source: COVID-19 Long-Term Health Implications
Jun 13, 2020  2 years ago
Source: COVID-19, Influenza and Next Wave
Jun 10, 2020  2 years ago
Source: Myocardial Injury
Jun 09, 2020  2 years ago
Source: COVID-19 News
May 21, 2020  2 years ago
Source: Covid-19 Treatments And Drugs News
Mar 20, 2020  2 years ago
Source: SARS-Cov-2 Coronavirus Research
Mar 08, 2020  2 years ago
Source : Thailand Medical News
Feb 11, 2020  3 years ago