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Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 27, 2019  4 years ago
Medical researchers from Queen Mary University of London have created an AI based platform that could open the way to earlier identification of people at risk of heart failure and to the development of new treatments.   The team applied an artificial intelligence (AI) technique to analyse the heart MRI images of 17,200 healthy UK Biobank volunteers. They found that genetic ...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Sep 27, 2019  4 years ago
Thailand Neurodegenerative Diseases Despite affecting an estimated 26 million people worldwide, Lewy body dementia(LBD) is still relatively unfamiliar to the public and even to most doctors.   If Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases teamed up to combine their most unpleasant features, the result might look a lot like Lewy Body Dementia, a progressive, in...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 27, 2019  4 years ago
Thailand Gastroenterology A large cohort study conducted jointly by medical researchers from Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine in Korea and Johns Hopkins Medical Institution in Maryland, USA have indicated that the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) contributes to increased risk of cholangitis.   Cholangitis is an inflammation of the bile duct system. The bile duct system ca...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 26, 2019  4 years ago
Thailand Fertility And Reproductive Medicine Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital and Vejthani Hospital  are the two top centres for Reproductive Medicine and Fertility Procedures in Bangkok.   In the cosy waiting room of Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital Fertility Centre, one of the world’s leading centres of in-vitro fertilization (IVF), some 40 people are seated, of which only about 4 coupl...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 26, 2019  4 years ago
Thailand Infectious Diseases The first extensively drug-resistant (XDR) strain of Salmonella typhimurium, called ST313 sublineage II.1, has evolved in the African Continent and is slowly spreading towards other worldwide locations. This new form of bacterial infection fails to respond to any of the antibiotics that are commonly used except for ciprofloxacin. But what is alarming is that ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 25, 2019  4 years ago
Results of a study published in The Lancet Digital Health journal confirmed that Artificial intelligence (AI) appears to detect diseases from medical imaging with similar levels of accuracy as health-care professionals if not better, according to the first systematic review and meta-analysis, synthesising all the available evidence from the scientific literature. However, only a minute stud...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 25, 2019  4 years ago
Thailand Medical News is pleased to present this simple guide with regards to essential micronutrients, health supplements and herbal products for people living with HIV. It is not mean for anyone to abstain from their prescribed antiretroviral therapies and before commencing any consumption any of these products, always consult your doctors first. Micronutrients All vitamins and minerals are ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 25, 2019  4 years ago
Thailand Health Supplements Curcumin a brightly colored yellow herbal spice from the Turmeric plant that  has been extolled with numerous health benefits such being anti-inflammatory and even anti-carcinogenic based on numerous medical studies that were done in the past.  In the last 5 years, curcumin supplements became big seller with many prestigious brands of health supplements havin...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 25, 2019  4 years ago
Thailand Aesthetics Hair loss is a very common condition that can affect both men and women at some time in their lives. It is estimated that 55% males by the age of 55 and 40% of females by the age of 65 will experience hair loss. It is often caused by testosterone metabolites in genetically susceptible hair follicles. While testosterone is at the core of the balding process, DHT is thought to be...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 25, 2019  4 years ago
Thailand Hypertension/High Blood Pressure The number of individuals globally suffering from high blood pressure is growing at a very rapid rate. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a risk factor for stroke, heart disease and other dangerous conditions including kidney diseases and also certain neurodegenerative issues, but it offers no early warning signs or physical symptoms. It is very imp...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 24, 2019  4 years ago
Thailand Diabetes Researchers from Charles University in Prague have found that real-time continuous glucose monitoring (rtCGM) is effective among those with type 1 Diabetes irrespective of what modalities are used to deliver insulin to the body.   The three year trial called COMISAIR (Comparison of Different Treatment Modalities for Type 1 Diabetes Including Sensor-Augmented Insulin Regim...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 24, 2019  4 years ago
CAR-T, a type of immunotherapy may have made its name as the cancer breakthrough of this century, but its roots dig far back to one of humanity’s other terrifying medical enemy: HIV. CAR-T is a type of treatment in which a patient's T cells (a type of immune system cell) are changed in the laboratory so they will attack cancer cells. T cells are taken from a patient’s blood. Then t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 24, 2019  4 years ago
Expressing your real feelings is not only healthy for your mental health, but it could also be critical for your physical health. A new study from conducted by researchers from University Of Pittsburgh associates selfsilencing (inhibiting one’s self-expression) with greater carotid plaque buildup which could ultimately lead to a stroke and other cardiovascular problems or even death.  ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 24, 2019  4 years ago
A medical team comprising of researchers from the University of Melbourne, University Of Technology Sydney and the University of Adelaide have discovered  a critical link between dietary zinc and zinc supplements intake and protection against Streptococcus pneumoniae, the primary bacterial cause of pneumonia. The study showed that dietary zinc and zinc supplements assisted the human immu...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 24, 2019  4 years ago
The Trial and also emerging reports will tarnish France’s Medical and Pharmaceutical Industries and its credibility. Areas including its medical research, medical devices and biotech sectors will also suffer a major blow.     A major legal trial involving pharmaceutical firm Servier for causing the deaths of thousands of patients and also the French drug regulator, the Agence Nati...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 24, 2019  4 years ago
A study conducted by medical researchers from the University of Surrey have discovered that a natural antioxidant , epigallocatechin (EGCG) commonly found in green tea can help eliminate antibiotic resistant bacteria. The findings  of  the study was published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology. The study found that epigallocatechin (EGCG) can restore the activity of aztreonam, an a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 23, 2019  4 years ago
Researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego have discovered that Nilotinib (Tasigna), a drug used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) appears to be more effective at stopping a type of brain cancer called medulloblastoma in animal models than existing treatments for the deadly pediatric brain tumor.   Nilotinib is a type...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 23, 2019  4 years ago
Mark Punyanitya, a Thai by birth and currently a US National is a globally recognized medical researcher that has published more than 46 research papers on body composition imaging and its applications in various therapeutic areas. A Biomedical Engineer with advanced degrees in Applied Physiology & Applied Clinical Trials, Mark has more than 20 years of experience overseeing global and multi-c...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 23, 2019  4 years ago
Longterm patients will ultimately face increased incidence of heart disease, COPD, Tuberculosis and bone fractures according to a new study. These are the areas that HIV patients need to take extra care off besides their antiretroviral regimens.   Academics from Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) in Cambridge and the Medical University of Vienna conducted the first ever large-scale review into th...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 23, 2019  4 years ago
Summit, the pivotal trial of Abbott Laboratories’ Tendyne transcatheter mitral valve, will not read out until 2021, but early data from a small feasibility trial of the device give a hint of how it might perform in one of Summit’s patient cohorts: those with mitral annular calcification (MAC). One-year data on the first nine patients in Abbott’s 30-patient feasibility study,...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 22, 2019  4 years ago
Apple has acquired Tueo Health, a start-up, which secured US$ 1.1 million seed funding in 2017 and was focused in developing a system to help parents monitor asthma symptoms in sleeping children. How much Apple paid for Tueo Health was not disclosed.   Tueo Health was founded by Brownyn Harris who is also the CEO. While its COO is Anura Patil.   The World Health Organization (...
Sourec: Thailand Medical News  Sep 22, 2019  4 years ago
Samitivej Group and Samitivej Children’s Hospital recently invested in getting all its pediatric staff further trained in Pediatric Emergency Services through a collaboration with with Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Oregon Health and Science University, one of the leading pediatric hospitals in USA. Samitivej is already a leading Hospital In Thailand for Pediatric services but this i...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 22, 2019  4 years ago
Abbott Laboratories has always aimed to help people with diabetes move away from traditional fingerstick testing towards continuous and minimally invasive glucose monitoring, which results in better health outcomes and overall diabetes management. As such Abbott is proud to unveil its new upgraded FreeStyle Libre 14 day Glucose Monitoring device. The FreeStyle Libre 14 day system incorporates a w...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 22, 2019  4 years ago
Researchers from St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto have discovered that certain drugs used to treat retinal eye diseases are excreted into breast milk, raising possible safety concerns for developing infants. The medications in the spotlight was ranibizumab (trade name Lucentis) and aflibercept (trade name Eylea.) Medications Containing Anti-VEGFs Can Affect An Infant’s Devel...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 22, 2019  4 years ago
With lesser regulatory controls and a more conducive environment for research, China is stepping ahead of the gene-editing game and is now doing extensive research and trials in using the CRISPR Gene-editing platform to find possible cures for a variety of diseases and ailments including a recent trial in which gene-editing was applied to try to cure a patient who had HIV and also leukemia. Though...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 21, 2019  4 years ago
-Sexually Transmitted HPV On A Tenfold Increase Worldwide -80% percent of Males And 60% Of Females Have No Knowledge About What Is HPV -940 Million People Worldwide Carrying HPV (Figures Collated From CDC, WHO, NHS etc) -More Than 4.1 Million People Developed HPV Related Cancers In 2018. -More Younger Adults Are Dying From HPV Cancers Such As Cervix Cancer, Oral Cancer, Penile Cancer and Anal Canc...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 21, 2019  4 years ago
The US FDA has approved supplemental new drug applications (NDAs) to expand the use of the drugs Pifeltro and Delstrigo as inclusions in the treatment of patients who are virologically suppressed on a stable ART regimen with no previous history of treatment failure. The approvals provide HIV patients with a wider option of drugs for their ART regiments.   The new approval is for adults curr...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 21, 2019  4 years ago
For those on Antiretroviral therapy for prevention or treatment of HIV, whether on a single pill or combo regimen, it can be burdensome making sure the drugs are consumed without fail at the right times despite having a busy daily schedule.  Those days might soon be over thanks to medical researchers across multiple departments at the University of North Carolina who collaborated on a seven-y...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 20, 2019  4 years ago
The hair on one head goes through a life cycle that involves growth, resting, and shedding. It’s common for people to lose around 100 hairs a day. If you experience more sudden loss, loss in patches, or overall thinning, you may want to see your doctor. Some conditions like telogen effluvium or hair loss after pregnancy, may resolve on their own.  Your healthcare provider may be ab...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 20, 2019  4 years ago
The British government unveiled that as part of its Health Digitization Programme , the National Health Services or NHS will invest over US$300 million in an artificial intelligence or AI laboratory to assists with creating platforms for early   cancer detection and find new treatments for dementia. the lab will sit within NHSX, a new organization that will oversee the digitization of th...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 20, 2019  4 years ago
For decades, health professionals have assumed that the Papillomavirus is strictly a sexually transmitted disease. However a recent study by medical researchers from Pennsylvania State University showed that  animal strains of the papillomaviruses could be transferred by blood to their respective hosts. And as there is negligible differences between human and animal strains of the papillomavi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 20, 2019  4 years ago
Results of a study that was conducted in South Africa using the RV144/Thai vaccine regimen that showed modest protection in an efficacy study conducted in Thailand, where clades B and E are prominent indicated significant cellular and antibody responses in study participants with clade C as the dominant circulating strain of HIV. "Trial Responses Dispels The Notion That Each Strain or Clade...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 20, 2019  4 years ago
Researchers from Louisiana State University, New Orleans School Of Medicine has found that metformin, a commonly prescribed drug for Type 2 Diabetes, is also  effective in treating cancers that lack a protein called Nischarin. Credit:LSU The medical researchers discovered Nischarin, a protein involved in many biological processes that also acts as a tumor suppressor. Much of the team&rsquo...
Thailand Medical News  Sep 20, 2019  4 years ago
Thailand Medical Industry over the last few years has earned itself a pride as being among the best and the cheapest places in the world for a variety of medical procedures and treatments. With the most number of JCI accredited hospitals with international standards never seen elsewhere and the most number of specialized  doctors  and the cheapest drug costs in the world, even surpassing...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 19, 2019  4 years ago
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Philippines free from the wild polio virus in 2000, seven years after its last case was monitored in the country. But new cases are emerging just this week in two areas including Manila and Davoa, a southern province. Health officials are putting some of the blame on mistrust stoked by a dengue fever vaccine scandal and lack of education about the n...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 19, 2019  4 years ago
Medical researchers from Washington University have successfully treated patients suffering from a potentially deadly irregular rapid heart rhythm called ventricular tachycardia with a single high dose of radiation aimed at the heart according to results of a phase one/two study. The radiation used is similar to those used to treat cancer. Radiation oncologist Dr Clifford Robinson and cardiologi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 18, 2019  5 years ago
Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a new anti-cancer drug that has less toxic side effects to the kidneys unlike conventional cancer drugs used I chemotherapy or other cancer treatment protocols. The newly developed drug works like a ‘targeted arrow’ that is delivered directly to the mitochondria, the powerhouses of cancer cells. Once the drug rea...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 18, 2019  5 years ago
Medical researchers from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences have demonstrated in a latest study that adopting a plant-based diet could well relieve the swollen joints and pain of  rheumatoid arthritis (RA).   Rheumatoid Arthritis is autoimmune disease caused by the inflammation of the joints causing a cluster of joint pains. It affects millions of people...
Source: Thailand Medical news  Sep 17, 2019  5 years ago
Since 2016, an XDR (extensively drug resistant) group of related typhoid organisms (known as a clade) has emerged in Pakistan and has been reported as resistant to all first-line antibiotic agents. The diseases is also rapidly emerging in countries like Cambodia, Myanmar, Indonesia and Philippines with several cases being reported of foreign travelers from England, Germany, US and Australia and ev...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 16, 2019  5 years ago
Researchers at the University of Oxford have developed a new technology using artificial intelligence (AI) which could identify people at high risk of a fatal heart attack at least 5 years before it strikes, according to new research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). The team of researchers have developed a new biomarker, or 'fingerprint', called the fat radiomic profile (FR...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 16, 2019  5 years ago
5G wireless technology is gradually making its way across the world and while many governments and telcos say that radiofrequency waves have no effect on human health, new and emerging studies are saying otherwise.   5G refers to the fifth generation of mobile technology that promises faster browsing, streaming, and download speeds, as well as better connectivity. 5G is like a natural evolu...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 15, 2019  5 years ago
The University of California San Diego and its commercial medical tech company called Ventrix, has successfully conducted a first-in-human,US  FDA-approved Phase 1 clinical trial of an injectable hydrogel that repairs damaged heart tissue and restore cardiac function in heart failure patients who previously suffered a heart attack. The hydrogel is a revolutionary material that is capable of r...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 14, 2019  5 years ago
One of the world’s research hubs is getting a new biotech accelerator called Petri to help launch startups focused on the commercialization of new biotechnologies, as  this sector becomes more central to new innovations in healthcare, material science and manufacturing. The biotech accelerator is backed by Boston-based venture capital company Pillar and has a three year US 15 million co...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 14, 2019  5 years ago
Researchers from University of Surrey have developed an AI based neural network platform that can identify congestive heart failure with 100 percent accuracy through analysis of just one raw electrocardiogram (ECG) heartbeat. Plans are underway to develop the platform so that it can be commercially used in the daily healthcare settings. CHF or Congestive heart failure,is a chronic progressive c...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 14, 2019  5 years ago
The US FDA has issued an alert as of yesterday that compound that causes cancer has been found in some ranitidine heartburn and gastric reflux and ulcer medicines, including the brand-name drug Zantac, and that investigations are underway. Patients anywhere in the world taking Zantac or Ranitidine are advised to contact their doctors or hospitals immediately. Preliminary tests found low levels ...