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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:  Mar 01, 2021  8 months ago
A multidisciplinary team of researchers from Yale University have actually identified a series of COVID-19 blood biomarkers that can actually predict the disease severity and outcomes in COVID-19 patients.   Pathologic immune hyperactivation is emerging as a key feature of critical illness in COVID-19, but the mechanisms involved remain poorly understood.   The study team carried out p...
Source: Spirulina Algae And COVID-19  Feb 28, 2021  8 months ago
A new study led by researchers from MIGAL-Galilee Research Institute-Israel and also involving scientists from MATIS-Food and Biotech Research and Development-Iceland and the University of Cambridge-UK shows that spirulina algae is able to reduce mortality rates in COVID-19 patients besides reducing inflammation.   According to the study abstract, “An array of infections, including th...
Source: Coronavirus News  Feb 27, 2021  8 months ago
While the Western world especially countries like the United States and the United Kingdom  are trying to downplay issues about viral persistence in those that are deemed as ‘recovered’ from the COVID-19 disease , in other countries medical experts are focusing more studies on this issue. In the United States and also the United Kingdom, individuals are stupidly deemed as ‘r...
Source: COVID-19 Supplements-Vitamin 6  Feb 27, 2021  8 months ago
COVID-19 Supplements: A new collaborative study involving researchers from Hiroshima University-Japan, Mahidol University-Thailand, Prajadhipok Memorial Hospital-Thailand, Xiamen University-China and Bangkok Chanthaburi Hospital-Thailand has shown that vitamin B6 may help calm cytokine storms and unclog blood clots linked to COVID-19’s lethality. The research was led by Professor Dr No...
Source: PASC (Post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection)  Feb 26, 2021  8 months ago
A new study from the Netherlands involving medical scientists from the Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC), Amsterdam UMC, Utrecht University, , Leiden University Medical Center and the University of Twente have confirmed that  that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is neuroinvasive as shown by viral RNA and inflammation in the brain.   The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus may cause acute respira...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus   Feb 25, 2021  8 months ago
A new research carried out by scientists from De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester-UK has discovered that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can linger in its infectious state for as long as three days on clothes and even cloth masks. https://www.dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/news/2021/february/research-shows-coronavirus-can-survive-on-healthcare-uniforms-for-three-days.aspx Dr Laird Working On Her Study Cre...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Variants   Feb 25, 2021  8 months ago
A new study led by biotech company Adimab LLC that is based in New Hampshire-United States  along with researchers from the University of Texas-Austin and also from the division of Infectious Disease and International Health, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center-USA have revealed that long-lasting B cells are not able to recognize emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants. The startling new discovery has hu...
Source: B.1.427/B.1.429 variant   Feb 24, 2021  8 months ago
Scientists from the University of California-San Francisco are warning the local variants B.1.427/B.1.429 are not only infectious and more transmissible along with the fact that it is immune evasive but rather studies have showed that it causes more severe conditions in those infected with it and is also more deadly.   The B.1.427/B.1.429 variant that emerged in late 2020 and surged to beco...
Source: Cannabinoids and COVID-19  Feb 23, 2021  8 months ago
A new study by scientists from multi-institutions in Brazil has demonstrated that cannabinoid receptor agonists exhibit anti-inflammatory and protective effects on SARS-CoV-2-infected human heart cells.   Among the extrapulmonary manifestations of COVID-19 is myocardial injury, caused both directly and indirectly by SARS-CoV-2, and which is associated with a high risk of mortality. One of t...
Source: Alzheimer’s Disease and COVID-19  Feb 23, 2021  8 months ago
Researchers from Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics at the Clyde and Helen Wu Center for Molecular & Cardiology- Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York have in a news study discovered that systemic organ failure in COVID-19 disease is basically caused by oxidative stress while alarming they also found that evidence linking oxidative stress and ...
Source: Polyphenols and COVID-19   Feb 22, 2021  8 months ago
Researchers from the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (IJC)-Spain, Sao Francisco University-Brazil and the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas (PUCCAMP)- Brazil have in a new study discovered that polyphenols from plants are able to provide protective effects against the COVID-19 disease.   More and more countries besides the United States and the United Kingdom, are turni...
Source: Pulse Oximeters And COVId-19  Feb 22, 2021  8 months ago
The U.S. FDA issued a new guidance last Friday warning that pulse oximeters that have become popular during the COVID-19 pandemic for people to track their oxygen saturation may not always be accurate and that in some cases can actually lead to wrong readings and potentially put the lives of patients into high risk. https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/safety-communications/pulse-oximeter-accuracy-...
Source: H5N8 Avian Flu  Feb 21, 2021  8 months ago
Just as the world is beginning to deal with the threat of emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants globally, Russia announced on Saturday that its scientists had detected the first cases of transmission of the H5N8 strain of avian flu to humans and had alerted the World Health Organization.   Russian health authorities had discovered the first human cases of the highly infectious H5N8 bird flu vir...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Variants  Feb 20, 2021  8 months ago
Japanese Authorities have identified another alarming SARS-CoV-2 variant that bears the immune evasive mutation E484K. Japanese health authorities have confirmed the identification of the  new variant of  SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus also said that an infection cluster involving this new variant has emerged at a Tokyo immigration facility, presenting new challenges as the country tries to over...
Source: SARS-CoV-2-Cancer   Feb 20, 2021  8 months ago
Malaysian Researchers Dr Suresh Kumar and Dr Kang Soon Nan from the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Management and Science University-Malaysia and Dr Kalimuthu Karuppanan from the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford-UK have in a new study discovered that SARS-CoV-2 infections and lung cancer sh...
Source: Genetics and COVID-19  Feb 19, 2021  8 months ago
Genetics and COVID-19: A new study by researchers from the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine confirms that human genetics plays a critical role in determining immunity to COVID-19.   The SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies develop within two weeks of a SARS-CoV-2 infection, but their durability and intensity can vary by individual, prompting concerns about the prospects o...
Source: COVID-19-Heart-Issues  Feb 18, 2021  8 months ago
COVID-19-Heart-Issues: A new study by researchers from the University College London, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Barts Heart Centre and the National Heart and Lung Institute-UK has found that more than 50% of patients who have been hospitalized with severe COVID-19 and who show raised levels of a protein called troponin have damage to t...
Source: COVID-19-Related Disseminated Leukoencephalopathy,   Feb 18, 2021  8 months ago
A new study by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania involving brain MRIs of COVID-19 patients showed an alarmingly fact that many exhibited a condition known as Leukoencephalopathy.   Leukoencephalopathy refers to disorders of brain white matter. Neurologists have long appreciated the importance of white matter in the normal function of the central nervous system (CNS), and ...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Reassortant Strains  Feb 17, 2021  8 months ago
SARS-CoV-2 Reassortant Strains:  Since late 2020, Thailand Medical News has been predicting the emergence of reassortant strains during this COVID-19 pandemic in which the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus might combine with other coronaviruses or even other viruses to produce a totally new strain with unique characteristics.   Such a reassortant strain has finally emerged in Los Angeles although...
Source: COVID-19 Disease  Feb 17, 2021  8 months ago
A new French study by researchers from the Foundation Adolphe de Rothschild Hospital in Paris have found that COVID-19 causes a potentially dangerous eye condition in a segment of patients that are severely infected in which the formation of nodules are observed in the macular regions of the eyes.   The study findings report 9 patients (1/9 [11%] woman and 8/9 [89%] men, mean age 56 ±...
Source: B.1.526 Variant  Feb 16, 2021  8 months ago
Researchers from the California Institute of Technology while using a newly developed software tool by the institute called the Variant Database (VDB) to monitor the rapid changing landscape of spike mutations, chanced upon an emerging lineage of viral isolates in the New York region that shares mutations with previously reported variants. The most common sets of spike mutations in this new vari...
Source: B.1.525 Variant  Feb 16, 2021  8 months ago
While the United Kingdom is celebrating its milestone of hitting more than 15 million vaccinations, a new concerning SARS-CoV-2 variant has made its debut in the country with more than 32 cases so far identified and more worrisome is the fact that there could be thousands more as the new variant also yields a S gene dropout in PCR tests, making it more difficult to be picked up by current testing ...
Source: A.23.1 Variant  Feb 16, 2021  8 months ago
Researchers from Uganda and the United Kingdom have identified a new SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern deemed as being more lethal that is currently circulating in Uganda.   The study team comprising of researchers from the MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit-Uganda, the Central Public Health Laboratories of the Republic of Uganda, the  Institute for Evolutionary Biology, University ...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Feb 15, 2021  8 months ago
COVID-19 Research: A new study by researchers from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)-Germany, Heidelberg University-Germany,  Fundación Instituto Leloir-Argentina, University College Dublin-Ireland, Merck KGaA-Germany and Universidad Nacional de San Martín-Argentina has identified sequences in human proteins that might be used by SARS-CoV-2 to infect cel...
Source: Ebola/SARS-CoV-2 Reassortant Strain   Feb 15, 2021  8 months ago
The health minister in Guinea has just declared an Ebola outbreak a few hours ago and said that the country is entering an 'epidemic situation' as seven Ebola cases have been confirmed including three deaths while the country is still in the midst of a COVID-19 crisis. Certain experts are predicting the high possibility of a reassortant strain emerging from the region. Such a recombin...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Variants-Q677H And Q677P  Feb 15, 2021  8 months ago
SARS-CoV-2 Variants : A team of researchers from University of Bern-Switzerland, University of New Mexico-USA, Microbial Genome Sequencing Center-Pittsburg, Louisiana State University, Icahn Mt Sinai School of Medicine, Louisiana Department of Health, New Mexico Department of Health, Wyoming Public Health Laboratory and the University of Pittsburgh have discovered new variants emerging in the Unit...
Source: COVID Brain Fog  Feb 15, 2021  8 months ago
COVID Brain Fog: According to a new study by researchers from John Hopkins University, the typical ‘COVID brain fog; symptom experienced by many infected by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus could be due to the occlusion of brain capillaries by large megakaryocyte cells.   According to the study abstract, “Evidence suggests brain involvement in the COVID-19 disease. Manifestations in a...
Source: COVID-19 Third And Fourth Waves  Feb 14, 2021  8 months ago
For those still living in “Lalaland’ and thinking that with the advent of the COVID-19 vaccines, things would go back to normal soon, air travel would would resume, the tourism industry will start to return back to normal and that border closures and lock downs will cease to exists, there is a huge rude shock awaiting them: the COVID-19 pandemic is going to last for a few years, at lea...
Source: Long COVID  Feb 13, 2021  8 months ago
Long COVID: German researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin in a new study have found that almost 50% of ‘recovered’ COVID-19 patients exhibit moderate to severe chronic fatigue syndrome six months or more.   The study done at the Charité Fatigue Center with clinical immunologists and rheumatologist, neurologists and cardiologists at the Charit&ea...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Variant N679S   Feb 12, 2021  8 months ago
A new SARS-CoV-2 Variant N679S has been found in a new born child exhibiting seizures in the United States and according to physicians and medical researchers from the Children’s National Hospital-Center for Genetic Medicine Research, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and the University of Southern California, alarmi...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Feb 12, 2021  8 months ago
COVID-19 Research: A news research led by scientist from University of California-San Diego along with researchers from Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, Rutgers State University-New Jersey and University of Wisconsin-Madison have found that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is able to infect the brain pericytes and could also serve as reservoirs of the virus that contributes to viral persistence...
Source: COVID-19 News  Feb 11, 2021  8 months ago
COVID-19 News:  Contrary to past claims by so called ‘experts’, and also ‘findings’ from ‘half-baked’studies, a new study by researchers from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that past exposure to seasonal coronaviruses (CoVs), which cause the common cold, does not result in the production of antibodies that ...
Source: COVID Drugs  Feb 11, 2021  8 months ago
COVID Drugs: A new randomized clinical trial conducted by researchers from Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford-UK and also involving medical scientists from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)-UK,  Eynsham Medical Group-UK, White Horse Medical Practice-UK, Imperial College-UK, University of Nottingham-UK and STAT...
Source: COVID-19 News  Feb 10, 2021  8 months ago
COVID-19 News: A new research by scientists from the Thai Red Cross Emerging Infectious Diseases Health Science Centre,  Chulalongkorn University-Thailand, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital-Thailand, Duke-NUS Medical School-Singapore, Yangzhou University-China,  Kasetsart University-Thailand, CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory and the Biological Threat Reduction Program, Defens...
Source: Neurocovid  Feb 10, 2021  8 months ago
Neurocovid: A new study by researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has found that the common symptoms of “brain fog” and confusion as a result of COVID-19 infection and even in those ‘recovered’ irrespective if they were asymptomatic, mild, moderate or hospitalized severe cases, are caused by inflammatory molecules in the cerebral spinal fluid. The study te...
Source: COVID-19 News  Feb 09, 2021  8 months ago
COVID-19 News: Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have in a new study confirmed that the new U.K. SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7 is more deadly contradicting earlier claims that it was only more infectious but may not cause more severe illness.   The B.1.1 7 variant also known as VOC 202012/01 was first detected in the United Kingdom in September 2020 and has ...
Source: Coronavirus News  Feb 09, 2021  8 months ago
Coronavirus News: Researchers from the School of Medicine at Washington University have in a new study identified SARS-CoV-2 mutations that escape monoclonal antibodies and polyclonal immune sera.   The neutralizing antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 spike (S) protein are a goal of COVID-19 vaccines and have received emergency use authorization as therapeutics.   However, viral escape m...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Feb 08, 2021  8 months ago
COVID-19 Research: More emerging study data is indicating that disruptions in the healthy functioning of the gut microbiome could also be a contributing factor to disease severity in COVID-19 patients.   Typically the human gastrointestinal (GI) tract contains over 1,000 symbiotic and pathogenic microorganisms, which are known to play a key role in health via host metabolism, physiology, nu...
Source: U.S. Medical News  Feb 08, 2021  8 months ago
U.S. Medical News: Good news for Americans in that COVID-19 infection rates, death rates and also hospitalization rates have gone down over the last 7 days. However disturbing news is emerging that more than 501 deaths have been officially reported in America as a result of the COVID-19 vaccines and this is only the tip of the iceberg. Many such deaths are deliberately not being registered by hosp...
Source: COVID-19 News  Feb 08, 2021  8 months ago
COVID-19 News: A new variant called B.1.258 that is fast spreading across certain parts or Europe has been discovered in Czech Republic and Slovakia carrying the ∆H69/∆V70 deletion, the N439K  and numerous other mutations. https://virological.org/t/b-1-258-a-sars-cov-2-variant-with-h69-v70-in-the-spike-protein-circulating-in-the-czech-republic-and-slovakia/613 Credit: Istock/vchal &nbs...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Feb 08, 2021  8 months ago
COVID-19 Research: A new study by Swedish researchers from the University of Gothenburg, Uppsala University, Sahlgrenska University, Karolinska Institutet, Lund University, and Halland Hospital-Sweden shows that sudden cardiac arrest is more often fatal in people with COVID-19.   The medical scientists initiated the research to study the characteristics and outcome among cardiac arrest case...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Feb 07, 2021  8 months ago
COVID-19 Latest: Last Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued new revisions to its emergency use authorization (EUA) for COVID-19 convalescent plasma on the basis of the latest clinical trial study findings. https://www.fda.gov/media/141477/download?source=email   The new revision stipulates that only high-titer COVID-19 convalescent plasma can be used and only in hospita...
Source: COVID-19 News  Feb 07, 2021  8 months ago
COVID-19 News: Despite claims that the initial Mink Cluster 5 Variants that were found in Denmark and also in the Netherlands had only infected a few people and that authorities including WHO had things in control since November, it has been emerging over the weeks that this is far from the truth. From the initial 11 humans who were infected with the variants in Denmark, it is becoming more appare...
Source: Coronavirus News  Feb 06, 2021  8 months ago
Coronavirus News: Researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center-California and the University of California, Los Angeles have in a new study confirmed that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is able to infect and damage the pancreas directly, challenging the initial hypothesis that organ damages including the pancreas were only due to effects of cytokine storms alone and not direct viral invasion.  ...
Source: Coronavirus News  Feb 05, 2021  8 months ago
Coronavirus News: A new study by researchers from University of Bielefeld-Germany, the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf-Germany and also Harvard Medical School-USA has confirmed that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can invade and damage the liver. The study findings were published in the peer reviewed journal: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articl...
Source: India COVID-19  Feb 05, 2021  8 months ago
India COVID-19: Researchers from Duke University-North Carolina and the University of Chicago and the Center for Monitoring Indian Economy-Mumbai in a new study found that COVID-19 cases in the southern state of Karnataka, India, are nearly 95 times greater than reported.   The study findings along with many other previous studies involving seroprevalence indicate the rate of COVID-19 ...
Source: COVID-19 News  Feb 05, 2021  8 months ago
COVID-19 News: A new study by the U.S. Naval Medical Research Center and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City warns that young COVID-19 survivors despite having antibodies can still easily get reinfected.   The study findings found that seropositive young adults had about one-fifth the risk of subsequent infection compared with seronegative individuals.   The resear...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Evolution  Feb 04, 2021  8 months ago
SARS-CoV-2 Evolution: Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in a new study found that in a recurring pattern of evolution, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus evades immune responses by selectively deleting small bits of its genetic sequence.   According to the study abstract, “Zoonotic pandemics, like that caused by SARS-CoV-2, can follow the spillover of animal vir...
Source: COVID-19 Antivirals  Feb 04, 2021  9 months ago
COVID-19 Antivirals: Japanese researchers from National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo and the Tokyo University of Science have in a new study found that oxidized cholesterol derivatives or oxysterol exhibits potent antiviral activity against the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus.   Developments of effective antiviral drugs targeting SARS-CoV-2 are urgently needed to combat the COVID-19 disea...
Source: COVID-19 Mutations  Feb 03, 2021  9 months ago
COVID-19 Mutations: Authorities from Public Health England have reported alarming discovery this week: The B.1.1.7 variant that has brought that country to its knees appears to be further mutating to gain a mutation that could help it elude vaccines. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/957504/Variant_of_ Concern_VOC_202012_01_Technical_Br...
Source: COVID-19 Treatments  Feb 03, 2021  9 months ago
COVID-19 Treatments: A new study by researchers from National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine has found that zinc supplementation enhances the efficacy of certain repurposed drugs such as triclabendazole and emetine. The SARS-CoV-2 has caused vast number of infections and fatalities worldwide with almost 104 million infections and more than 2.25 milli...
Source: COVID-19 News  Feb 02, 2021  9 months ago
COVID-19 News: Globally a new phenomenon is being witnessed in which those that never had a history of diabetes before but upon being infected with the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus are experiencing a sudden elevation of blood sugar levels and in some cases are ending up with full blown diabetes weeks after so called ‘COVID-19 recovery.’ https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/breaking-covi...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Care  Feb 02, 2021  9 months ago
COVID-19 Clinical Care: A new study by researchers from the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor-USA has discovered that a sub-group of COVID-19 patients exhibit high bleeding risk contradicting an initial advocated protocol of administering high dose anticoagulants throughout the duration of their disease course.   From the study abstract, “Typically pat...
Source: COVID-19 Herbs  Feb 01, 2021  9 months ago
COVID-19 Herbs: Scientists from King Fahd Medical Research Center at King Abdulaziz University in a new study have demonstrated the antiviral effects of two medicinal herbs: Hypericum perforatum also called St. John's Wort and Echinacea or Purple Cone Flower against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the pathogen that causes COVID-19.the study showed that each herb as well as the two combined, e...
Source: Vaccine News  Feb 01, 2021  9 months ago
Vaccine News: We at Thailand medical News are typically skeptical about all the various COVID-19 vaccines being promoted currently due to the fact that many were developed in such a rush, bypassing standard testing and procedures, lack of transparency  coupled with the fact that the past track record of coronavirus vaccines have not been very successful, often causing more problems for the te...

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