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Source: COVID-19 Alerts  Aug 26, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Alerts: It was publicly announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revoked the umbrella emergency use authorization (EUA) it granted in May for intubation boxes once thought to keep healthcare providers safer when performing procedures on patients with COVID-19.   The US FDA specified in its announcement on Friday that the change applies to boxes th...
Source: COVID-19 Mutations  Aug 26, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Mutations: The SARS-CoV-2 since its debut in China in December 2019, is constantly evolving and mutating to ensure its survival. Unlike most viruses that upon series of mutations gradually losses its virulence and infectivity potential and sometimes simply ‘dies out, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is evolving in a direction that seems to make it more stable and one of that it reasons it...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 26, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 News: Despite a variety of neurological conditions being manifested in both COVID-1 patients and also in ‘recovered’ patients, such as headache, anosmia, ageusia, fatigue, confusion, seizure, and encephalopathy, scientist were not able to determine the way the virus was able to cross the brain barrier or ways it infected the central nervous system and there was no direct evide...
Source: Influenza  Aug 25, 2020  1 year ago
Influenza: A new large population-based study led by the US CDC and in collaboration with numerous institutions has shown that acute cardiovascular events, especially heart failure and ischemic heart disease, were found to be common among patients hospitalized with influenza.   The researchers suggest that vaccination is particularly important among those with cardiovascular risk factors. &...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 25, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 News: According to new research from the University of East Anglia-UK, medication for high blood pressure could improve COVID-19 survival rates and reduce the severity of infection.   The study team meta-analyzed data from a variety of sources involving more than 28,000 patients taking antihypertensives, a class of drugs that are used to treat hypertension also known as high blood ...
Source: Convalescent Plasma  Aug 25, 2020  1 year ago
Convalescent Plasma: Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, Dr Stephen Hahn, apologized on Monday after misrepresenting a key statistic on how effective blood plasma is for treating COVID-19 when announcing an emergency approval measure. FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn speaks as US President Donald Trump looks on during a press conference at the White House on Sunday The United Stat...
Source: COVID-19 Treatments  Aug 25, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Treatments: A new British study suggests that the use of antibiotics in individuals with COVID-19 could result in increased resistance to the drugs' benefits among the wider population.   The study findings were published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. https://academic.oup.com/jac/advance-article/doi/10.1093/jac/dkaa338/5891793?searchresult=1   The study fou...
Source: Fructose Sweeteners  Aug 25, 2020  1 year ago
Fructose Sweeteners: Contrary to previous fallacies, researchers from the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine report that fructose adversely affects the liver only after it reaches the intestines, where the sugar disrupts the epithelial barrier protecting internal organs from bacterial toxins in the gut. The researchers say that developing treatments that prevent intestinal barri...
Source: Convalescent Plasma  Aug 25, 2020  1 year ago
Convalescent Plasma: WHO or the World Health Organization yesterday warned that using blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors to treat other patients is still considered an experimental therapy, voicing the concern as a U.S. boost for the treatment has many scientists afraid formal studies will be derailed.   Shockingly on Sunday, the U.S. FDA authorized what's called "emergency use&q...
Source: Coronavirus News  Aug 25, 2020  1 year ago
Coronavirus News: Initial scientific perceptions that interferons (IFNs) could help treat the COVID-19 disease are being challenged during the course of the last few months with a variety of emerging studies and it also leads us to question as to of many deaths could have been caused in the initial stages of the pandemic by doctors from China and elsewhere including in certain South-East Asian cou...
Source: Coronavirus News  Aug 25, 2020  1 year ago
Coronavirus News: According to a new, global study led by researchers from the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU)-Israel, wastewater containing coronaviruses is more serious threat than ever imagined.   The research involves an international collaboration of 35 scientific researchers and evaluates recent studies on coronaviruses in wastewater...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Aug 25, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: Researchers from University of Massachusetts Medical School have discovered COVID specific IgA monoclonal antibodies that may provide effective immunity in the respiratory system against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, a potentially much needed critical feature of an effective vaccine.   The research findings were published in the journal: Nature Communications. https://www...
Source: Erectile Dysfunction  Aug 24, 2020  1 year ago
Erectile Dysfunction: A new meta-analysis study by researchers from Guangzhou Medical University, Guangdong-China has reported that the risk of erectile dysfunction in patients with gout was dramatically increased when compared with the general population, suggesting that clinicians should assess erectile function when treating an individual who suffers from gout.   The research findin...
Source: COVID-19 Immunology  Aug 24, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Immunology: Researchers from Karolinska Institutet-Sweden in a new study have discovered that so-called natural killer (NK) cells were strongly activated early after SARS-CoV-2 infection but that the type of activation differed in patients with moderate and severe COVID-19.   This new discovery brings researchers one step closer toward understanding how the immune system contribute...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Aug 24, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Vaccine: A media release by Agence France-Presse(AFP) reports that a senior Catholic archbishop has warned he is "deeply troubled" by Australia's vaccine deal with AstraZeneca, saying the potential vaccine uses a fetal cell line that creates an "ethical quandary" for Christians.   This is the first time that Thailand Medical News is aware that fetal cell lin...
Source: Indonesia Coronavirus News  Aug 24, 2020  1 year ago
Indonesia Coronavirus News: In a shocking official announcement, authorities announced that foreign tourists will not be allowed to visit Bali for the rest of 2020 due to coronavirus concerns.   Bali’s governor said that the local administration was scrapping a plan to open up the Indonesian island from next month.   The scenic holiday hotspot re-opened beaches, temples and other...
Source: New Zealand Coronavirus News  Aug 24, 2020  1 year ago
New Zealand Coronavirus News: New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday extended a lockdown in New Zealand's largest city, saying more time was needed to ensure a stubborn cluster of coronavirus infections was under control.   She also imposed mandatory mask wearing on public transport across the nation.   She said stay-at-home orders would remain in place across ...
Source: Weight Loss  Aug 24, 2020  1 year ago
Weight Loss: A new clinical trial study led by researchers from Oregon State University and included experts from Oregon Health & Science University and Boston University has demonstrated that alpha-lipoic acid given as a dietary supplement to overweight but otherwise healthy people was able to help many the patients in the study slim down.   The study findings are published in the ...
Source: U.S. Coronavirus News  Aug 24, 2020  1 year ago
US Coronavirus News: In a shocking reversal of a planned stoppage of convalescent plasma treatments, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on late Sunday said it authorized the use of blood plasma from patients who have recovered from COVID-19 as a treatment for the disease, a day after President Donald Trump blamed the agency for impeding the rollout of coronavirus vaccines and therapeuti...
Source: COVID-19 Disinfectants  Aug 24, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Disinfectants: A Singaporean science journalist based in Massachusetts, XiaoZhi Lim recently raised concerns about the usage of disinfectants that contain “quats”-quaternary ammonium compounds which has been found to be toxic and has so far proven to cause developmental and fertility problems in mice and also disrupt various cellular pathways with serious implications for huma...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 24, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 News: Netherlands based Hercules Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company focusing on developing small molecule inhibitors of the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AhR) for treatment of cancer and viral infections, has announced the publication of promising preclinical in-vivo trial results, showing efficacy of its Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AhR) inhibitor HP163 against Zika virus infection ...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Aug 24, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Drugs:  A randomized control trial of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) on COPD patients led researchers to discover that inhaled corticosteroids could downregulate the expression of ACE2 receptors in the bronchial epithelial cells and also the epithelial cells in the airways. Furthermore the inhaled corticosteroids were found to also inhibit a human host protease gene ADAM17 that plays ...
Source: India Coronavirus News  Aug 23, 2020  1 year ago
India Coronavirus News: In the last 24 hours, India health authorities have reported 69,239 new COVID-19 cases and 912 deaths; bringing the total number of infected cases in India to now 3,044,940.The total number of COVID-19 deaths in India now stands at 56,815. Once again Indian medical doctors and healthcare professionals are crying foul and saying that what is truly occurring at ground levels ...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Aug 23, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Remdesivir has so far emerged as another controversial drug that was approved by the US FDA under the Trump administration for emergency use despite the fact that it not clearly demonstrated its efficacy against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus nor was there any long term safety studies ever conducted on it use. It was granted approval merely on the basis that it shortened hospitalizatio...
Source: COVID-19 Rehab  Aug 23, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Rehab: Eight Months down the COVID-19 pandemic, globally there has been more than 805,000 deaths officially reported or an average of one death every 20 seconds. Officially there has been about 23.5 million people globally infected but the real realistic figure could come close to about 310 million people (or about 18 people getting infected every second). Contrary to lies or misinformati...
Source: HIV News  Aug 23, 2020  1 year ago
HIV News: The trend for HIV drug research is now shifting towards drugs with long lasting effects without the need for HIV patients to adhere to stringent daily regimens and doses which can be quiet stressful at times.   Scientists from the University of Utah Health in collaboration with researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Beth Israel Deacones...
Source: Cardiovascular Disease  Aug 23, 2020  1 year ago
Cardiovascular Disease: A new study led by Australian researchers from Edith Cowan University, University of Western Australia, Flinders University, University of Sydney and also American researchers from Harvard Medical School, University of Minnesota and HealthPartners Institute-Minneapolis shows that cruciferous vegetables could be the most beneficial when it comes to preventing advanced blood ...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Aug 23, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Research:  A new bioinformatics study by researchers from University of Pennsylvania and Shanghai University studying the pathogenesis of this disease, by uncovering the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) and cell signaling pathways that cause the disease characteristics have uncovered that cytokine-cytokine receptor interactions, P53 signaling pathways, and apoptosis are the main...
Source: COVID-19 Herbs  Aug 22, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Herbs: Various computational molecular docking studies have shown that phytochemicals present in green tea or Camellia sinensis has the potential to inhibit the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0944711320301185?via%3Dihub   https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07391102.2020.1779818   https://www.researchsquare.com/article/rs-19...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Aug 22, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Vaccine: Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine-St. Louis have developed a vaccine that targets the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and can be administered through the nose in one dose.   Studies in mice models susceptible to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus have proven to be effective in preventing infection.   The study team next plans to test the vaccine in nonhuman pri...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 22, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Rehab: Numerous studies have already demonstrated that COVID-19 also damages the heart, ie damage either caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus itself, or from inflammation triggered by the immune system's response to the virus or from increased clotting in heart vessels.   However there is now emerging evidence that heart damage may persist even after the patient recovers and, i...
Source: U.S. Medical News  Aug 22, 2020  1 year ago
U.S. Medical News: In what is shocking the medical community not only in America but also internationally, the white house has issued a new policy order midweek that removed all regulatory powers from the US FDA with regards to regulating and standardizing all medical laboratory test.   The new order which even stunned the US FDA, shocked health experts and laboratories because of its timin...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 22, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 News: A new international genomic study led by researchers from the University of California-Davis alarmingly indicates that humans are not the only species facing a potential threat from SARS-CoV-2. The study team discovered that many of the 410 different species of vertebrates included in the study comprising birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals were vulnerable due to the prese...
Source: COVID-19 Mutations  Aug 22, 2020  1 year ago
SARS-CoV-2 Mutations: A new machine learning model incorporating a new generation of artificial intelligence (AI), developed by researchers at Michigan State University indicate that mutations to the SARS-CoV-2 genome have made the virus more infectious. The machine learning model, developed by lead researcher Dr Guowei Wei, Professor in the departments of Mathematics and Biochemistry and ...
Source: COVID-19 Immunology  Aug 21, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Immunology: Australian scientist from Monash University, the University of Melbourne and James Cook University have made a disturbing discovery that infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus might compromise the activation of the CD8+ T-cell responses that would usually ameliorate disease and drive recovery.    The research findings are published on a preprint server...
Source: Europe Covid-19 News  Aug 21, 2020  1 year ago
Europe Covid-19 News: Europe is basically reverting back to the early days of the pandemic as new cases of COVID-19 infections are reaching record highs again.   Reports are showing that the pandemic was rebounding across the continent, often due to travel, summer holidays and parties plus youths and younger adults are adopting a carefree attitude and disregarding social distancing measures...
Source: COVID-19 Genomics  Aug 21, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Genomics: Researchers from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and the University of California-San Francisco have discovered that a protein encoded by the subgenomic sequence ORF9c of SARS-CoV-2 is responsible for the low antiviral response in infected humans, enabling the successful replication of the virus in the host. These proteins are also most probably responsible fo...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccines  Aug 21, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Vaccines: Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech has released additional Phase 1 safety and immunogenicity data from their ongoing U.S. study of the BNT162 mRNA-based vaccine program against SARS-CoV-2, which has advanced into Phase 2/3 evaluation.   The clinical data is published on a preprint server and is pending peer-review. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.08...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 21, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 News: Researchers from Peking University Health Science Center-Beijing, Beijing University of Chemical Technology and Nanjing University Medical School in a new study have reported that different kinds of whey protein obtained from different sources ie cow’s or goat milk exhibited inhibitory properties against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in vitro studies involving vero cells. However...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Aug 21, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: It was announced yesterday that the US FDA has put on hold the emergency approval of blood plasma as a potential COVID-19 treatment.   Only a week ago, Mayo Clinic came up with press releases that a massive convalescent plasma therapy trial study was a success.   Thailand Medical News was the first to report that the study results were nothing more than misinf...
Source: COVID-19 And Children  Aug 21, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 And Children: Although children infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus seems to either appear asymptomatic or merely experience mild symptoms, worrying emerging studies are causing a concern that besides multi-inflammatory syndrome disease or MIC-C that could manifest much later after infection, the virus could be in the meanwhile be affecting children in a variety of ways, one of which...
Source: COVID-19 Study  Aug 21, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Study: The latest post-mortem examinations performed on 10 dead COVID-19 patients by researchers from Imperial College London showed conditions far worse that seen in earlier autopsy studies. Blood Clots In Lungs   The researchers found that all dead patients had massive lung injuries and early scarring of the lungs as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, as well as injury to th...
Source: Diabetes News  Aug 20, 2020  1 year ago
Diabetes News: Researchers from Salk Institute-California have made a major breakthrough in the pursuit of a safe and effective treatment for type 1 diabetes, an illness that impacts an estimated 1.7 million Americans with a cost of US$14.5 billion annually.   Utilizing stem cell technology, the research team generated the first human insulin-producing pancreatic cell clusters abl...
Source: Coronavirus Latest News  Aug 20, 2020  1 year ago
Coronavirus Latest News: Researchers are warning that foodborne contamination and transmission of SARS-CoV-2 should not be overlooked or even downplayed in recent cases of new COVID-19 clusters appearing in China, Vietnam and even New Zealand (Despite the New Zealand premier going public and saying that this was not the case in New Zealand, many researchers felt otherwise. Some also suspect trade ...
Source: Coronavirus News  Aug 20, 2020  1 year ago
Coronavirus News: A new study has confirmed that a high proportion of children in the United States are asymptomatic and infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, with high viral loads in their airways and are basically silent spreaders of the COVID-19 disease.   The study findings were published in the Journal of Pediatrics. https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(20)31023-4/fulltext &nbs...
Source: Germany and COVID-19  Aug 20, 2020  1 year ago
Germany and COVID-19: Authorities in Germany are on high alert as the country recorded 1,707 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, the highest ever daily number of infections since April.   The country had initially fared much better than its neighbors as a result of strict measures during the start of the global pandemic. It also had the among the lowest mortality rates in Europe w...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 20, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 News: It is becoming obvious that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is changing as it spreads to different countries and regions. This is due spontaneous adaptive mutations, shaped by the different selection pressures exerted by varying environmental conditions and hosts.   A new study by Indian researchers from the JIS Institute of Advanced Studies and Research-Kolkata and the School of ...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Aug 20, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Canadian researchers from Queen’s University-Ontario Novateur Ventures Inc.-Vancouver  in a new study propose that  two generic anti-inflammatory drugs,  zileuton and montelukast typically used in asthma treatments, be used to treat COVID-19 patients because of their potential to dampen disease progression and severity.   The research findings were publi...
Source: COVID-19 Immunity  Aug 20, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Immunity: A new study led by researchers from Harvard have shown that high levels of certain cytokines may also prevent individuals who are infected with COVID-19  from developing long-term immunity as affected patients were observed to make very few of the type of B cells needed to develop a durable immune response.   It has already been known that the release of massive amou...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Aug 20, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Researchers from COVID-19 Radboud University Medical Center-Netherlands, University Medical Center Utrecht-Netherlands and  University of Bonn-Germany in a new study have shown that  patients with hypoxia responded positively to treatment with the drug lanadelumab, a Kinin B2 receptor antagonist.   These study findings have led to a follow-up study at ten Dutch hospi...
Source: Happy Hypoxia  Aug 19, 2020  1 year ago
Happy Hypoxia:  Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in a new study claim that COVID-19 causes significant dilation of the blood vessels of the lung, specifically the capillaries. This vasodilation is what is is contributing to the very low oxygen levels often seen in COVID-19 respiratory failure and also helps explain why the disease behaves differently than tradition...
Source: Nifedipine and Amlodipine  Aug 19, 2020  1 year ago
Nifedipine and Amlodipine: While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc globally, there have been concerns on medications taken by patients for various cardiometabolic disorders as they are more vulnerable to the coronavirus infection.   It has been found that patients with diabetes, hypertension, and other comorbidities are at higher risk of death from the virus. https://www.nature...
Source: Gut Microbiome and COVID-19  Aug 19, 2020  1 year ago
Gut Microbiome and COVID-19:Researchers from Heifei, China in a new study claim that the intestinal microbiome of human hosts are altered as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 infection, resulting in the increased production of IL-18, a pro-inflammatory cytokine  in COVID-19 patients, causing inflammatory conditions and cytokine storms that can lead to severe disease progression. The study finding...
Source: Stem Cells  Aug 19, 2020  1 year ago
Stem Cells shielded via encapsulation in an alginate based hydrogel were found to be effective in reducing damage caused by heart attacks according to a new study by bioengineers and surgeons from Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). A postdoctoral research associate at Rice University, displays a vial of alginate capsules loaded with mesenchymal stem cells. (Photo by Jeff Fitlo...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 19, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 News: It has been generally assumed by medical experts and physicians that once a person recovers from COVID-19,(recovery in this case as per the US CDC guidelines and criteria) it would take a couple for weeks for the viral clearance and that the person would be free from the virus. However due to more cases of emerging long term health complications among recovered and even asymptomatic...

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