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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 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...
Source: COVID-19 Supplements  May 15, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Supplements: During the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in China, local health authorities assembled the country’s top Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners and institutions, and numerous formulations were tried out in some cases by themselves in COVID-19 patients exhibiting mild to moderate symptoms and in critical ill patients as an adjuvant protocol alongside antivirals.   As the...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  May 15, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Latest: Medical researchers from the United States and Turkey have made a shocking discovery that among patients with COVID-19 pneumonia in the intensive care unit (ICU) with neurological symptoms, more than 44 percent of those undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have acute findings, according to a research published in the journal Radiology. https://pubs.rsna.org/doi/10.1148...
Source: COVID-19 Treatments  May 15, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Treatments: A collaborative research between Canadian, Chinese and Australian researchers has demonstrated that treatment with interferon IFN-α2b was shown for the first time to be able  improve virus clearance and decrease levels of inflammatory markers in a cohort study of COVID-19 patients.   The research findings were published in the journal Frontiers in I...
Source: Adapted From Horizon Magazine, Horizon: The EU Research & Innovation Magazine, Ian Le Guillou,   May 15, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: Although transfusing antibodies from COVID-19 recovered patients into seriously ill patients could provide a fast treatment win, a more selective approach may both treat and prevent the disease.   In theory, a single, highly-effective antibody that is mass-produced like a drug could combine the benefits of antivirals and a vaccine for at-risk individuals such as health ...
Source: Neurology And Strokes  May 15, 2020  2 years ago
Neurology and Strokes: In the last few weeks, medical experts have come to officially recognize that COVID-19 also causes or induces strokes in many COVID-19 patients and even many young adults are also developing strokes as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2009787 and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7187846/ and https://jnnp.bmj.com/c...
Source: COVID-19 Research  May 14, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: Medical researchers led by Cardiff University-UK and including scientists and doctors from University of Colorado-US, University Of Barcelona-Spain, University Of Ottawa-Canada and Babraham Institute-Cambridge have discovered that readily available dental mouthwashes have the potential to destroy the lipid envelope of coronaviruses thus combating virus replication in the mouth a...
Source: COVID-19 Research  May 14, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: Medical researchers from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at Maryland, US have confirmed that microdroplets generated by speech can remain suspended in the air in an enclosed space for more than ten minutes, highlighting their likely role in spreading COVID-19.   The researchers had a person loudly repeat the phrase "Stay h...
Source: COVID-19 Research  May 14, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: According to a case series published by Cedars-Sinai and Capricor Therapeutics, four of six critically ill COVID-19  patients significantly improved after receiving an experimental therapeutic involving heart stem cells designed to reduce inflammation, a major cause of death from this disease. The four patients got well enough to be discharged from the hospital. &nbs...
Source: COVID-19 Pets  May 14, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Pets:  According to American and Japanese researchers in a collaborative study from Japan and US, it is confirmed that cats can readily become infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and may be able to pass the virus to other cats. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2013400?query=featured_coronavirus Photograph: Shutterstock Yoshihiro Kawaoka, a Professor...
Source: Medical Devices News  May 13, 2020  2 years ago
Medical Devices:  Texas Based Biotech Company, Aspenstate announced that it has received US FDA clearance for the AiRTouch, a lightweight portable X-ray system that could be particularly useful for quickly obtaining chest X-rays of COVID-19 patients.   The portable handheld device weighs in at 5.5 pounds (2.5 Kg) and resembles a large digital camera with a touchscreen. AiRTouch acq...
Source: China COVID-19 News  May 13, 2020  2 years ago
China COVID-19 News: China has ordered the lock down of the Northeastern city called Jilin and has partially shut its borders, cut off transport links and closed schools after the emergence of a local coronavirus cluster that has fuelled fears about a second wave of infections in China. More cities are expected to be shut down in the next few days. The city of Jilin, with a population of more t...
Source: COVID-19 Supplements  May 13, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Supplements:  Medical researchers from the Harvard Medical School, University of California-Davis, Virginia Commonwealth University and Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle have discovered that chemical molecules called resolvins which are a type of novel endogenous specialized pro-resolving lipid autacoid mediators (SPMs) could help prevent the cytokine storms caused by the COVID-...
Source: COVID-19 Alerts  May 13, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Alerts: To date more than 1.6 million individuals around the world have been deemed ‘recovered’ from the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection. However conquering the initial sickness may be just the first of many battles for those who have survived.   So far many recovered individuals report breathlessness, fatigue and body pain months after first becoming infected. &n...
Source: COVID-19 Effects  May 13, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Effects:  Brazilian medical researchers conclude in a new medical study that COVID-19 might lead to an increase Parkinson’s disease among those that were infected. Their study findings published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease (JPD), discuss several manners through which the COVID-19 pandemic might contribute to the expected exponential growth of Parkinson&r...
Source: Breaking COVID-19 News  May 13, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19: Chinese Newspapers including Beijing News and The Paper reported in the last 24 hours that The Wuhan Command Centre for the Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Pneumonia Epidemic has issued an emergency command endorsed by the central government for all district branches to order all citizens in Wuhan to undergo compulsory testing for the COVID-19 disease within the next 10 days. &nb...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  May 12, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Antibodies:  Jordanian researchers from the Hashemite University say that utilizing antibodies from recovered patients has so far been life-saving for other acute infections and should be explored in detail in response to COVID-19 disease.   The global COVID-19 pandemic has infected more than 4.3 million people and killed close to 290,000 individuals.  Developing a vaccin...
Source: World COVID-19 News  May 12, 2020  2 years ago
World COVID-19 News: Health authorities In Mexico have reported that more than 111 medical personnel have died from the COVID-19 disease while the SRA-CoV-2 coronavirus has also infected between 8,500 and 15,000 hospital and healthcare personnel.   Dr Hugo López-Gatell, the Mexican Assistant Health Secretary said the dead included 66 doctors, 16 nurses and 29 other hospital staf...
Source: COVID-19 Research  May 12, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research:  A new study by medical researchers from the department of radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital- Boston revealed that COVID-19 patients including those that have ‘recovered’ can have bowel abnormalities, including ischemia.   Numerous past studies have evaluated the chest imaging findings in COVID-19, which helped improve understanding of how the disea...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Care  May 12, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Clinical Care:  According to a new research by Northwestern University, many COVID-19 patients are at risk for acute kidney failure. Acute kidney failure also called acute kidney injury (AKI) is a serious complication of COVID-19 that's underreported and not well understood. https://jasn.asnjournals.org/content/early/2020/05/04/ASN.2020040419   The medical resear...
Source: COVID-19 Alerts  May 12, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Alerts: According to a new study lead by the  COVID-19 PICU Collaborative Group involving doctors and medical researchers from a number of children hospitals across the US , children, teens and young adults are at greater risk for severe complications from COVID-19 than previously thought and those with underlying health conditions are at even greater risk   The research, publ...
Source: Immunology Research  May 11, 2020  2 years ago
Immunology Research: Medical researchers and immunology experts from VIB Life Sciences Research Institute in Belgium have made a major significant discovery of a new type of antigen-presenting immune cells.   The research by some of the world’s most renowned  medical scientists including the teams of Dr Bart Lambrecht, Dr Martin Guilliams, Dr Hamida Hammad, and Dr Charlotte Scott...
Source: COVID-19 Research  May 11, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: European medical researchers have discovered that out of a collaborative study involving several thousand heart failure patients from all over Europe, men have higher concentrations of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 or ACE2 in their blood than women.  As these ACE2 receptors are usually the target of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the research finds provide a clue as to why m...
Source: COVID-10 Therapeutics  May 11, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Therapeutics:  In many drug repurposing and potential therapeutics studies, researchers first use computational screening platforms that involves models of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in detail especially the binding sites of the spike proteins and to match molecular models of existing drugs, supplements, phytochemicals etc to see which have a greater affinity to bind to these sites, ...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  May 11, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Drugs: A research study by Columbia University, Northwell Health and Massachusetts General Hospital shows that Famotidine, a common heartburn drug improved the clinical outcomes of hospitalized COVID-19 patients.   The study involving 1620 patients from more than 10 hospitals in the United States showed that Famotidine associated with reduced risk of intubation or death in hospitaliz...
Source: COVID-19 Symptoms  May 10, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Symptoms: Doctors in The US and also Europe are reporting that more COVID-19 patients are reporting eye problems while certain virologist are speculating that this growing manifestations of clinical symptoms could be associated with new strains of the SARS-CoV-2 emerging. To date there is no scientific to prove the latter.   However a number of research studies tend to confirm that...
Source: Herpes Research  May 10, 2020  2 years ago
Herpes Research: A medical research team from Aarhus University, University of Oxford, and University of Gothenburg, led by first author Dr Chiranjeevi Bodda from Dr Søren Paludan's lab at Aarhus University have discovered a molecular mechanism that helps Herpes simplex virus  or HSV1 infect the brain. The research findings are published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM...
COVID-19 Supplements  May 10, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Supplements: There are many who have always skeptical of the benefits of dietary supplements and nutraceuticals. While there has been many over blown claims by the unscrupulous, there are also many medical benefits that are often not extolled because of intense lobbying by the big pharmaceutical companies that have government and health authorities in their pockets along with greedy and u...
Source: COVID-19 Warnings  May 09, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Warnings:  A new pre-print research finding that has yet to be peer reviewed, warns that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus could activate the dormant Tuberculosis bacteria in certain individuals. It was found that the novel coronavirus activates a stem cell-mediated defense mechanism that accelerates the activation of dormant tuberculosis in human host. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.11...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  May 09, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: Biotech Firm, Rutgers' RUCDR Infinite Biologics received an amended emergency use authorization from the US FDA for the first SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus/COVID-19  test that will allow individuals to collect their own saliva in the comfort of their  homes and send to a lab for testing and results, without risking any exposure in crowded healthcare settings. The ne...
Source: COVID-19 Tips  May 08, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Tips: Although the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus originated from China and also spread to the rest of the world as a result of the incompetence and selfish attitude of the Chinese government, China did manage despite all the cover ups and censorship, to control the number of infections and fatalities after weeks of lockdowns. Even now, despite there still being many cases of infections, reinfect...
Source: COVID-19 Studies  May 08, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Studies: Medical Researchers from Hong Kong University School of Public Health have discovered that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is up to 100 times more infectious through the eyes and airways than the 2003 SARS Virus.   According to the researchers the eyes are an important route for the coronavirus into the human body and that the new SARS-CoV02 coronavirus was up to 100 times more...
Source: COVID-19 Supplements  May 08, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Supplements: British medical researchers from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge and Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Norfolk have found a correlation between low average levels of Vitamin D and high numbers of COVID-19 cases and mortality rates across 20 European countries. The study proposes that Vitamin D supplementation could maybe help prevent COVID-19 infections and also reduce mortal...
Source: COVID-19 Scams  May 08, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Scams: Reports are emerging that businesses and certain clinics in the United States, Europe and South-East Asia are marketing unlicensed and unproven stem-cell based "therapies" and exosome products that claim to prevent or treat the COVID-19 disease. It was found that most of the products were originating from stem cell companies in China. Bioethicist Dr Leigh Turner has subm...
Source:COVID-19 Treatments  May 07, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Treatments: Medical researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio have published the findings of a new research study in the Journal of Physiology that addresses the need to also treat brain neuro-inflammation that arises while a COVID-19 patient has developed acute lung injury (ALI) in order for the patients to resume normal breathing afte...
Source: COVID-19 Updates  May 07, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Updates:  Medical researchers from Lawson Health Research Institute in Ontario, Canada, as part of a randomized controlled trial, have treated a patient with COVID-19 using a modified dialysis device. The device gently removes a patient's blood, modifies white blood cells and returns them to fight hyper-inflammation. This modified dialysis device gently removes a patient's ...
COVID-19 Prevention  May 07, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Prevention:  European researchers reported that a study of 4532 men in the Veneto region of Italy revealed that those who were being treated for prostate cancer with androgen-deprivation therapies (ADT) were less likely to develop COVID-19 disease and even if they were infected, the disease was less severe.   The research findings have been published in cancer journal Ann...
Source: COVID-19 Research  May 07, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: A new study indicates that glucose metabolism could be playing a key role in the cytokine storm seen in influenza and also SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infections.   So far it has been concluded that many of the patients dying in the COVDI-19 pandemic appear to be harmed more by their own immune system than by the virus itself.   The viral infection can trigger a cytokine ...
Source: COVID-19 Guidelines  May 07, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Guidelines: In an evidence-based guideline developed by an international team of physicians, pharmacists, researchers, and patients, published in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association, recommendations are presented for the treatment of COVID-19. https://www.cmaj.ca/content/cmaj/early/2020/05/04/cmaj.200648.full.pdf   Dr Zhikang Ye, Ph.D., from McMaster Universi...
Source: COVID-19 Treatments  May 07, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Treatments: Medical researchers from the Mount Sinai COVID Informatics Center have reported that treating hospitalized COVID-19 patients with anticoagulants or blood thinners that slow down clotting may improve their chances of survival. The recent study is published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and could provide new insight on how to treat and manage coronavi...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus Research  May 07, 2020  2 years ago
SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus Research: Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) research team has uncovered how bats can carry the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus without getting sick  through Bat-virus adaptation, a research that could shed light on how coronaviruses make the jump to humans and other animals.   To date, coronaviruses such as MERS, Severe A...
Source: COVID-19 Questions  May 07, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Questions: Many doctors and others on the front lines are being faced with mounting  perplexing symptoms and the COVID-19 disease itself has unpredictable effects on various people. There are many unanswered questions that people are asking and we kick off this series which will be featured every week.   New reports suggests that patients experience low oxygen saturation days ...
Source: COVID-19 Disinfectants  May 06, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Disinfectants: As the COVID-19 escalates, one would have probably have seen photos and video of workers in protective gear using high-pressure sprays to sanitize city streets. Countries like Spain has even taken the radical step of spraying bleach on beaches. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-52471208 You may have asked yourself if this really makes much difference to the risk of...
Source: COVID-19 Warnings  May 06, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Warnings: EDITORIAL- As of Wednesday 6th May 2020 (2000 hrs, Bangkok) , the dead toll in the United States has reached 72,290 while the number of Americans that are confirmed infected is about 1.24 million and to date about 7.7 million Americans out of a population of more than 328 million or about 2.3 percent for the population have been tested. (However note that about about 37 percent ...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Updates  May 06, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Clinical Updates:  In mid-April, medical researchers from Italy firtst reported of the phenomenon of COVID-19 patients developing Guillain–Barré syndrome in which they exhibited lower-limb weakness and paresthesia, facial diplegia and ataxia. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2009191   Since then more such cases involving COVID-19 patients devloping Guillai...
Source: COVID-19 News  May 06, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 News: A new Swiss study warns  that asymptomatic carriers may transmit the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the deadly COVID-19 disease, by merely breathing.   Researchers at the Swiss Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health and the University of Zurich came across the findings after wanting to estimate virus release from non-symptomatic carriers into different aero...
Source: Biotechnology News  May 05, 2020  2 years ago
Biotechnology  and medical researchers from Northwestern University and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago have developed an innovative wearable device and are creating a set of data algorithms specifically tailored to catch early signs and symptoms associated with COVID-19 disease and to monitor patients as the illness progresses. Credit: Northwestern University    The ...

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