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COVID-19 News - Australia  May 26, 2023  9 months ago
COVID-19 News: As winter officially commences in Australia on the 1st of June 2023, signs are already indicating that is going to be a gloomy winter with many Australians expected to die within the next three months!   Some researchers on conditions of anonymity from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle that has stopped updating its COVI...
COVID-19 News - Omicron Sublineages' Alarming Trend Of Escalating Cellular Infectivity  May 26, 2023  9 months ago
COVID-19 News: In a shocking revelation that has sent shockwaves through the scientific community, a group of Chinese scientists has issued a grave warning about the newly-emerged sub-lineages of the Omicron variant. These sub-lineages, according to their findings, display a deeply troubling and dangerous characteristic: an unprecedented increase in cellular infectivity.   Since the outbrea...
COVID-19 News - T Cell Perturbations After Mild COVID-19  May 26, 2023  9 months ago
COVID-19 News: The COVID-19 pandemic has affected millions of people worldwide, leaving some individuals with a lingering and debilitating condition known as long COVID. Despite originating from a mild SARS-CoV-2 infection, long COVID manifests as a multitude of persistent symptoms whose etiology remains unclear. However, recent reports suggest that histamine receptor antagonists (HRAs), typically...
COVID-19 News: Innerwear - N95 - Flatulence - SARS-CoV-2  May 25, 2023  9 months ago
COVID-19 News: A topic that everyone rather not talk about or are simply too shy to address but in reality, could be contributing to the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is whether or not can flatulence or the act of releasing gases through the anal opening is actually able to cause the transmission and spread of SARS-CoV-2?   Already a past article published in the British Medical Journal st...
Medical Tourism - Mexico - Americans - Meningitis  May 25, 2023  9 months ago
Medical Tourism: In a devastating turn of events, the dark side of medical tourism has come to light. Despite countless warnings by the U.S. CDC, a large number of Americans have been flocking to Mexico in search of cheaper medical treatments and drugs, putting their lives at grave risk. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/medical-tourism   Now, two deaths have been reported, both suspected c...
COVID-19 News - SARS-CoV-2 E And ORF3A Proteins  May 25, 2023  9 months ago
COVID-19 News: A new study is once again causing a buzz in the scientific community as French scientist from L’institut du Thorax, Nantes Université, CNRS, INSERM, Labex Ion Channels, Science and Therapeutics, Equipe Labellisée Ligue Contre le Cancer and Institut Pasteur, Université Paris Cité have found that the SARS-CoV-2 E and ORF 3a proteins are not plasma mem...
COVID-19 News - Host microRNAs - 3’-Untranslated Region  May 25, 2023  9 months ago
COVID-19 News: The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has challenged the world for over three years. While scientific advancements have led to the development of vaccines and antiviral drugs, many mysteries surrounding the virus's interactions with the host remain unsolved. Understanding the molecular mechanisms behind disease severity, immune evasion, and viral replicatio...
COVID-19 News - Omicron - Cognitive Decline  May 25, 2023  9 months ago
COVID-19 News: In a startling new development, Chinese researchers from Tongji University School of Medicine in Shanghai have uncovered alarming evidence suggesting that exposure to the Omicron variant of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) could lead to cognitive issues despite claims that these variants or sub-lineages are ‘mild’. The study found that tho...
COVID-19 News - South Korea  May 25, 2023  9 months ago
COVID-19 News: As an example as to how governments and state media agencies in cahoots with them are trying to downplay or minimize the seriousness of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and release misleading news articles,…. in the last few minutes, South Korea’s controlled news agency, Yonhap released details of the COVID-19 situation in the country with a head lines showing that there i...
COVID-19 News - Hidden Allosteric Pockets In New Omicron Sublineages  May 25, 2023  9 months ago
The Intriguing Interplay of Dynamics and Convergent Evolution Modulates Allostery and Functional Mechanisms   COVID-19 News: In a stunning revelation, researchers from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and Chapman University in Orange, California, have uncovered groundbreaking insights into the dynamic behavior and hidden secrets of the emerging SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variants. Thes...
COVID-19 News - Tamil Nadu  May 24, 2023  9 months ago
COVID-19 News: While many are claiming that COVID-19 onslaught that was driven by the XBB.1.16 sub-lineage in India is over, they are clueless that there are currently over 207 XBB sub-lineages currently circulating around the world and with many of them also in India that are able to cause continual onslaughts. https://cov-spectrum.org/explore/World/AllSamples/from%3D2023-04-15%26to%3D2023-05-16/...
COVID-19 News - Different Omicron Sub-Lineages Modulate Interferon Differently  May 24, 2023  9 months ago
COVID-19 News: A groundbreaking study conducted by the University of Siena-Italy and Santa Maria delle Scotte Hospital-Italy has sent shockwaves through the scientific community and raised alarming concerns about the highly contagious Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its sub-lineages including its recombinant variants.   The study's findings reveal that different sub-lineages...
COVID-19 News - Taiwan  May 24, 2023  9 months ago
COVID-19 News: As Taiwan faces the onslaught of a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections, serious COVID-19 cases have surged by a staggering 30%. However, the country's battle against the pandemic is not limited to the virus itself, as Taiwan finds itself excluded from the World Health Organization's (WHO) annual World Health Assembly due to intense pressure from China and Pakistan. With a spi...
COVID-19 News - Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) Deficiency  May 24, 2023  9 months ago
COVID-19 News: In a groundbreaking study conducted by scientists from major Saudi Arabia tertiary centers, a startling connection between Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency and COVID-19 has been unveiled.   G6PD is a common enzymatic defect affecting over 400 million individuals worldwide and has been associated with various disorders. This genetic disorder is inherited in ...
COVID-19 News - Hydrogen Sulfide - Lung Endothelial Barrier Disruption  May 24, 2023  9 months ago
COVID-19 News: The ongoing SARS-CoV-2 onslaughts continue to present significant challenges to global health and economies worldwide. As new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus emerge and the long-term consequences of the infection and the issues of viral persistence become evident, the need for effective therapies remains crucial.   Recent studies have shed light on the critical role of lung ...
COVID-19 News: Hypofibrinolytic State  May 24, 2023  9 months ago
COVID-19 News: In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland-USA, have uncovered a puzzling aspect of the disease: patients infected with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) show signs of coagulation activation and an increased risk of thrombosis, yet they do not typically develop a co...
COVID-19 News - Brazil -Amapa  May 24, 2023  9 months ago
COVID-19 News: Despite heavy media censorships and concealment of the actual COVID-19 and health situation in Brazil, news has emerged online from various sources that the situation in Brazil has exacerbated to the point that not only are hospitals overflowing once again but there is now an acute shortage of oxygen supplies in many parts of the country with efforts underway to procure more oxygen ...
SARS-CoV-2 Research - BST-2- ORF7a  May 23, 2023  9 months ago
SARS-CoV-2 Research: The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has highlighted the need for a better understanding of the interactions between the virus and host proteins. In particular, the role of accessory proteins, such as ORF7a, in modulating host responses is of great interest.               &...
COVID-19 News - Persistent Brain Injury In Post-COVID  May 23, 2023  9 months ago
COVID-19 News: Since the emergence of COVID-19, medical professionals have been grappling with the diverse range of symptoms associated with the disease. Neurological complications have emerged as a significant concern, with patients experiencing conditions such as encephalitis, seizures, and strokes. Researchers from prestigious institutions like the University of Liverpool, University of Cambrid...
Medical News: Matrix-Bound Nanovesicles (MBV) - Pulmonary Inflammation   May 23, 2023  9 months ago
Medical News: In a groundbreaking study conducted at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, researchers have discovered that Matrix-Bound Nanovesicles (MBV) hold promising potential in mitigating pulmonary inflammation caused by flu viruses and SARS-CoV-2. This finding could revolutionize the treatment of viral-mediated inflammatory diseases, offering new ...
COVID-19 News: CLEC2 - SARS-CoV-2-Induced Thromboinflammation  May 23, 2023  9 months ago
COVID-19 News: The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to global health systems, with thromboinflammation emerging as a major cause of morbidity and mortality in affected patients. Thrombi and microangiopathy in vital organs have been observed during post-mortem examinations, and persistent microclots have been detected in both acute and long COVID-19 cases as reported in variou...
COVID-19 News - SARS-CoV-2 - Other Endemic Viruses  May 23, 2023  9 months ago
COVID-19 News: A recent study conducted by researchers from the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Seattle-USA has shed light on the concerning evolutionary dynamics of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. Rates of amino acid substitution in the receptor-binding protein of SARS-CoV-2 and ...
COVID-19 News - 207 Different XBB Sub-lineages  May 23, 2023  9 months ago
COVID-19 News: An interesting detail that many are unaware of is that in the last 30 days, we have more than 207 XBB sub-lineages, many with unique mutations on them, in circulation globally. https://cov-spectrum.org/explore/World/AllSamples/from%3D2023-04-15%26to%3D2023-05-16/variants?nextcladePangoLineage=xbb*&   More than half of them have already been identified in at least in 10 o...
COVID-19 News - SARS-CoV-2 - Anal Dysplasia  May 22, 2023  9 months ago
COVID-19 News: The SARS-CoV-2 virus, responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, has impacted millions of lives worldwide. While the virus primarily targets the respiratory system, emerging research has revealed that it can also affect other organs and tissues in the body. One area of particular interest is the potential link between SARS-CoV-2 and anal dysplasia, a precancerous condition that may lead...
COVID-19 News - New Zealand  May 22, 2023  9 months ago
COVID-19 News: Health authorities from New Zealand updated its weekly COVID-19 statistics data and reported a total of 14,657 new COVID-19 infections for the last 7 days, showing an increment over the previous week’s figure of 11,739 SARS-CoV-2 infections. https://www.health.govt.nz/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-data-and-statistics/covid-19-current-cases   Pic Credit - Getty The...
Thailand COVID-19 News  May 22, 2023  9 months ago
Thailand COVID-19 News: Thai health authorities reported 2,632 COVID-19 inpatients for the period 14th May 2023 to 20th May 2023, representing an increase of 12% from the previous 7 days that recorded 2,356 COVID-19 inpatients. (Note that the ambiguous term inpatients are now being used in COVID-19 reporting and not definite COVID-19 infections cases or actual hospitalizations!) Pic Credit:AlJaz...
Thailand Medical - Top Five Hospitals In Thailand   May 22, 2023  9 months ago
Bangkok, the vibrant capital city of Thailand, is renowned for its cultural landmarks and bustling street life. Yet, it is also internationally recognized for its high-quality healthcare services, becoming a hub for medical tourism.   We take the opportunity to highlight the top five hospitals in Bangkok, Thailand as rated by locals, expats, medical tourists, and healthcare professionals vi...
Thailand Medical - Spicy Foods - Cognitive Decline  May 22, 2023  9 months ago
Spicy foods are known to deliver an adrenaline rush that exhilarates some and intimidates others. But beyond the thrill, recent study by researchers from South Korea suggests a worrying connection between hot food and cognitive function. The study links spicy food consumption to cognitive decline among older adults, particularly those with a less active lifestyle. Pic Credit: Foodio/Shutter...
Cannabis News - Peripheral Artery Disease  May 21, 2023  9 months ago
Cannabis News: Cannabis or marijuana use becomes increasingly normalized across the United States, with nearly 50 million people reportedly using the substance at least once, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the urgency to understand its impact on human health grows exponentially.   One such concern that has recently come to light is the strong correlation between ca...
COVID-19 Research - Heart - Captopril  May 21, 2023  9 months ago
COVID-19 Research: In a significant stride towards understanding the cross-organ effects of SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic, a collaborative team of scientists from prestigious Chinese institutes have uncovered fascinating insights as well as revealing the mechanism behind the virus's assault on our hearts.  Their study offers hope in the form of a potential therapeutic...
COVID-19 News - Hong Kong - China  May 21, 2023  9 months ago
COVID-19 News: Health authorities from Hong Kong have admitted that the daily new COVID-19 infections are hitting more than 10,000 per day but claim that the situation is manageable and there is no additional stress on the public health infrastructure and on hospitals. They also claimed that the current vaccines are providing protection and that there is no signs of disease severity. https://www.s...
COVID-19 News - XBB.2.3 - South-East Asia  May 21, 2023  9 months ago
COVID-19 News: The World Health Organization (WHO) in its latest weekly epidemiological update on COVID-19 reported 2.3 million new COVID-19 infections and 17,000 COVID-19 deaths in the last 28 days. https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update-on-covid-19---18-may-2023#:~:text=18%20May%202023-,Weekly%20epidemiological%20update%20on%20COVID-19,--%2018%20May%202023   ...
COVID-19 News - CD56+ T Cells  May 21, 2023  9 months ago
COVID-19 News: In the vast, intricate web of the human immune system, T cells stand as vigilant sentinels, orchestrating the body's defense against viral invaders. Among the different T cell subsets, CD56+ T cells, also known as NKT-like cells, have piqued the interest of researchers due to their unique combination of properties akin to both T lymphocytes and NK cells. However, our understandi...
COVID-19 Supplements - Arginine - Fatigue  May 21, 2023  9 months ago
COVID-19 Supplements: In the aftermath of the relentless global march of COVID-19, millions have survived but are grappling with the lingering specter of debilitating fatigue and other health complications. Researchers from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova in Romania are shining a new light on a possible solution to this health crisis: arginine-based supplements.   Between...
Thailand Medical - Regulation of Intestinal Treg Cells Differentiation  May 20, 2023  10 months ago
The relationship between the gut microbiome and our immune system is an area of research that continues to yield fascinating results. A recent study by scientist from Westlake University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang-China, shines new light on how the microbiota in our intestines helps maintain the balance of T cells, vital players in our immune system. This groundbreaking research found that certain gut ba...
COVID-19 Research - Ghrelin  May 20, 2023  10 months ago
COVID-19 Research: Scientists from Wrocław Medical University, Poland, suggests that a hormone known as ghrelin could play a critical role in the human body's response to COVID-19. The study found that ghrelin levels were significantly higher in individuals six months after a mild course of SARS-CoV2 infection. This breakthrough discovery may have profound implications for the treatment of COV...