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Source: COVID-19 Research  Jun 17, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Research: A new research by researchers from Zhejiang University School of Medicine-China  and The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang-China shows that The SARS-COV-2 coronavirus also affcets thyroid functions of a majority of COVID-19 patients.   The study lead by Dr Lisong Teng had its research findings published on a preprint server and the paper is currently being peer-rev...
Source: China Medical News  Jun 17, 2020  1 year ago
China Medical News: Despite some stupid Thais who were reporting from China and claiming that the situation was not that bad and that the media were exaggerating, Beijing shut all its schools again on Wednesday as the city reported 31 new coronavirus cases, with authorities in the Chinese capital rushing to curb an outbreak linked to a wholesale food market.   China authorities have also su...
Source: India Medical News  Jun 17, 2020  1 year ago
India Medical News: India recorded a total of 2,006's COVID-19 deaths in the last 29 hrs and it seems like that trend is going to stay for a while as it is reported that 15,832 individuals are in also critical conditions and local hospitals are reporting of a surge in cases and also critical patients.   The number of new infected COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours was 11,135 cases brin...
Source: Vildagliptin Versus Metformin  Jun 17, 2020  1 year ago
Vildagliptin an oral anti-hyperglycemic agent that goes by the trade name Galvus showed similar protective effects as metformin on the beta-cell function, reduced insulin resistance, and blood sugar levels in newly diagnosed Asian Indians with type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to a recent study. The research trial further found that there was an improved insulin sensitivity in patients treated wi...
Source: Diabetes  Jun 17, 2020  1 year ago
Diabetes: The elderly with type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a growing but under-studied population that is prone to hypoglycemia, particularly when diabetes is longstanding. Unknown to many, hypoglycemia can cause altered mental status and sometimes seizure or loss of consciousness, which can prove fatal. According to this six-month, multi-site clinical study trial called the Wireless Innovation for Sen...
Source: COVID-19 Second Wave  Jun 17, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Second Wave: The chief of NATO made an official announcement on Tuesday that its alliance will start to stockpile medical equipment and drugs to prepare for an impending second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.   The official announcement triggered panic among many members of the public as even certain medical professionals are saying that governments heads are not releasing the tr...
Source: Pediatrics and COVID-19  Jun 17, 2020  1 year ago
Pediatrics: According to a new study by Chinese researchers, important insights into the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of pediatric patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the deadly COVID-19 disease could facilitate early identification and intervention in suspected patients.   The research was led by Dr Xihui Zhou of the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Jun 17, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: Medical researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) in collaboration with scientists from Regeneron Pharmaceutcials have evaluated several human antibodies to determine the most potent combination to be mixed in a cocktail and used as a promising anti-viral therapy against the virus that causes COVID-19.   The research demonstrates the rapid p...
Source: Remdesivir and COVID-19  Jun 16, 2020  1 year ago
Remdesivir:  The American Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to doctors and all healthcare professionals about a newly discovered potential drug interaction related to the investigational antiviral drug remdesivir, an antiviral drug that is being evaluated as a potential treatment for the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and has also been granted emergency use authoriz...
Source: Dexamethasone and COVID-19  Jun 16, 2020  1 year ago
Dexamethasone and COVID-19: Medical researchers from University Of Oxford-England say they have the first evidence that the cheap steroid Dexamethasone can improve COVID-19 survival in patients with severe conditions. http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-06-16-dexamethasone-reduces-death-hospitalised-patients-severe-respiratory-complications   The British researchers have found that low-dose dexam...
Source: UK Healthcare News  Jun 16, 2020  1 year ago
UK Healthcare News: A total of more than 237 million pharmaceutical and medication errors are made every year in England, the avoidable consequences of which cost the NHS almost US$124 million and more than 1700 lives every year.   The data and national estimates were published in the British Medical Journal and reflect on the sad state of affairs of the UK Medical Industry and its credibil...
Source: COVID-19 Study  Jun 16, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Study: Individuals under the age of 20 are half as likely to contract COVID-19 as the rest of the population, according to new modeling study released today by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The study also suggests four out of five infected young individuals will show no symptoms.   The study findings published in the Nature Medicine Journal could hel...
Source: Anti-aging  Jun 16, 2020  1 year ago
Anti-Aging: A new study by anti-aging researchers from the University of California-Berkeley shows that age-reversing effects can be achieved by simply diluting the blood plasma of old mice and transfusing the mixture back to them.   The team found that replacing half of the blood plasma of old mice with a mixture of saline and albumin, where the albumin simply replaces ...
Source: COVID-19 Pandemic  Jun 16, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Pandemic: EDITORIAL- As of 16th June, (3.30am California) the official total number of infected COVID-19 cases has reached more than 8.15 million while the total number dead is 439,715.  In reality all these figures being collated by John Hopkins and sites like Worldometers are all not reliable as many countries are under-reporting figures or even concealing figures deliberately. Amo...
Source: Atherosclerosis  Jun 16, 2020  1 year ago
Atherosclerosis: Medical scientist at Scripps Research have identified cyclic peptide molecules that can remodel the gut microbiome to a healthier state and they have shown through studies in mice that this reduces cholesterol levels and strongly inhibits the thickened-artery condition known as atherosclerosis.   The researchers created a set of molecules called cyclic peptides th...
Source: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy or DMD  Jun 16, 2020  1 year ago
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy or DMD: Initial findings of the first four patients treated in the first clinical trial of systemic delivery of micro-dystrophin gene therapy in children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) suggest that the therapy can provide functional improvement that is greater than that observed under the standard of care.   Dr Jerry Mendell, MD, the study's co-author...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 16, 2020  1 year ago
US Medical News: Many Americans could face high out-of-pocket medical costs for COVID-19 hospitalizations despite the fact that many insurers have waived their cost-sharing requirements, a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests.   The research findings were published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. https://www.ajpmonline.org/a...
Source: Vitamin K and Supplements  Jun 16, 2020  1 year ago
Vitamin K: A new research lead by Tufts University that also involved scientists from Boston University, Wake Forests School Of Medicine and University of Vermont that involved a new, multi-ethnic study found older adults with low vitamin K levels were more likely to die within 13 years compared to those whose vitamin K levels were adequate. The study findings suggest vitamin K, a nutrient found i...
Source: Hydroxychloroquine And Chloroquine  Jun 16, 2020  1 year ago
Hydroxychloroquine:  U.S. regulators  finally on Monday revoked emergency authorization for malaria drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine promoted by scammers for treating COVID-19 amid evidence these drugs do not work and are in fact lethal in certain cases and causes serious side effects.   Strangely the official revocation of the drug to treat COVID-19 was done on a very low...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Jun 16, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Antibodies:  A team led by Scripps Research including scientists from University of California-SanDiego, University Of Washington, Harvard University and International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)-New York has discovered a type of antibodies in the blood of recovered COVID-19 patients that provide powerful protection against SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus when tested in animals and human c...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jun 16, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Research: A new research led by Norwegian University of Science and Technology involving both Norwegian and Estonian researchers have established a cell culture that allows them to test antibody-laden plasma, drugs and drug combinations in the laboratory. The team also identified six potential antiviral candidates out of a base of 136 already approved drugs that could be repurposed. One c...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Jun 15, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: Emerging results from an antibody testing research show that COVID-19 antibodies remain stable in the blood of the majority of infected patients almost two months after diagnosis and possibly longer. However the antibodies were not detectable in everyone exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 corona virus, opening discussions on how best to interpret antibody and viral tests.   The ...
Source: Thailand Hospital News  Jun 15, 2020  1 year ago
Thailand Hospitals: An official disciplinary inquiry has been ordered against the director of a Khon Kaen Hospital, Dr Charnchai Chanvorachaikul in northeastern Thailand, who stands accused of demanding kickbacks. He is accused of demanding a 5% commissions from pharmaceutical firms from March to October 2018, in exchange for buying products from certain suppliers.   The official inquiry wa...
Source: Inhaled Corticosteroids And COVID-19  Jun 15, 2020  1 year ago
Inhaled corticosteroids could be the reason that many COPD patients do not seem to be affected by the COVID-19 disease despite the earlier assumptions that most COPD patients were more likely to get sickened badly by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. However the few that do contract the COVID-19, normally end up in extremely severe conditions.   A new study by researchers from Imperial College Lo...
Source : Mesothelioma and Cancer  Jun 15, 2020  1 year ago
Mesothelioma: According to a cancer research abstract presented during a virtual session of the Society of Interventional Radiology's 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting held yesterday by cancer researchers from Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida and also the University of South Florida, a novel treatment for advanced mesothelioma is safe and effective and may improve the quality of life for patients...
Source: COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma and Hyperimmune Plasma Or H-Ig Therapies  Jun 15, 2020  1 year ago
Convalescent Plasma: In an attempt to treat COVID-19, there have been numerous studies and trials to treat COVID-19 involving convalescent plasma transfusions but most have produced only mediocre results. Biotech companies working in the plasma space are now collaborating to develop a hyperimmune Ig therapy which could product produce better results.   Typically, plasma is the liquid compon...
Source: Drug-Resistant Bacteria  Jun 15, 2020  1 year ago
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA):   Researchers from Emory University have identified and isolated phytochemicals from the Brazilian peppertree- a weedy, invasive shrub in Florida that reduces the virulence of antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria.    The research has been published in the journal: Scientific Reports https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598...
Source: Nitric Oxide and COVID-19  Jun 15, 2020  1 year ago
Nitric Oxide: Previously published findings from the 2003 SARS-CoV infection suggest the potential role of inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) as a supportive measure for treating infection in patients with pulmonary complications. Treatment with inhaled nitric oxide reversed pulmonary hypertension, improved severe hypoxia, and shortened the length of ventilatory support compared with matched control patie...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccines  Jun 14, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Vaccines: With China’s PR machines in full swing telling the world about its progress in terms of creating a COVID-19 vaccine and the time frame it expects to roll it out for its country and the rest of the world, many health professionals elsewhere are either shaking their heads in horror or are having a long hilarious laugh. Chinese reputation and it past track record for tainted ...
Source: COVID-19 Asymptomatic and Presymptomatic  Jun 14, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Asymptomatic and Presymptomatic:  Recently, the ‘China owned’ WHO  (or World Health Organization)  , one of the main health entities with a track record for misinformation and fake news about the COVID 19 made yet more misleading information publicly when during a June 8 press briefing, Maria Van Kerkhove, PhD, the WHO's technical lead on the COVID-19 p...
Source: Telehealth  Jun 14, 2020  1 year ago
Telehealth App:  UK’s most used online doctor consultancy app: Babylon Health has acknowledged that its GP video appointment app has suffered a data breach.   The company was alerted to the problem after one of its users discovered he had been given access to dozens of video recordings of other patients' consultations.   A security follow-up check by Babylon revealed a s...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus  Jun 14, 2020  1 year ago
Thailand Coronavirus: Local Thai media has reported that the Transport Company in Thailand that runs the public buses have imposed a new rule in the attempt to curb COVID-19 in that no foreigners including all expats in the country will be allowed to board any public buses.   Public buses will only be allowed for Thais and proof via the showing of a Thai ID card is required prior to boardin...
Source: Thailand Diabetes  Jun 14, 2020  1 year ago
Diabetes: Indian Researchers led by a Keralite have found in a new study that green jackfruit powder decreases blood sugar and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) in diabetes patients.   The study findings have been published in the American Diabetes Association’s medical journal: Diabetes. https://diabetes.diabetesjournals.org/content/69/Supplement_1/719-P   The study suggests a thera...
Source: COVID-19 Pandemic-Nikita K. Alexandrov  Jun 14, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Pandemic: The following is extracted from an original article by Nikita K. Alexandrov, BChem, MBA.   Alexandrov is a private researcher based in US who had himself contracted COVID-19 and while initially indirectly aiding a private vaccine development project in Canada, he decided to switch to working with a consortium of international researchers, scientific leaders and also front...
Source: COVID-19 Long-Term Health Implications  Jun 13, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Long-Term Health Implications:  Researchers in a collaborative international study are warning that hearing loss could be one of the long-term health side-effects from COVID-19.   Their research review was published in the International Journal of Audiology. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14992027.2020.1776406   Though the pace of research on the SARS-CoV-2 ...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Mutations  Jun 13, 2020  1 year ago
SARS-CoV-2 Mutations: Genomic researchers and virologist from Scripp Research Institute in Florida say they believe the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has mutated in a way that makes it more easily infect human cells.   The researchers say more research is needed to show whether the change has altered the course of the pandemic, but at least one researcher not involved in the study says it likely h...
Source: China Medical News  Jun 13, 2020  1 year ago
China Medical News: Certain Areas In Beijing, China’s capital have been placed under lockdown today as six new confirmed  domestic coronavirus cases were reported, fuelling fears of a resurgence in local transmission. Local hospitals are however saying that there are far more cases than authorities are reporting as hospitals are seeing a surge of patients manifesting symptoms. &n...
Source: Niclosamide & COVID-19  Jun 13, 2020  1 year ago
Niclosamide & COVID-19: In a few preprint studies involving computational drug repurposing studies, niclosamide, an approved parasiticide drug was identified as a potential candidate. https://aac.asm.org/content/early/2020/04/28/AAC.00819-20   Past studies had also showed that it did have efficacy against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in vitro studies and also another study published in Sc...
Source: Aspirin and Cancer  Jun 13, 2020  1 year ago
Aspirin and Cancer: Oncology and medical researchers have discovered from an international clinical trial that a regular dose of aspirin taken to reduce the risk of inherited bowel cancer can have long lasting effects even up to 10 years after stopping treatment. The clinical trial known as CAPP2 involved patients with Lynch syndrome from around the world and revealed that two aspirins a day, for ...
Source: Diabetes and COVID-19  Jun 13, 2020  1 year ago
Diabetes and COVID-19: New emerging evidence suggests that COVID-19 may actually trigger the onset of diabetes in otherwise healthy people and also cause severe complications of pre-existing diabetes.   The report was published in the medical journal: New England Journal of Medicine. https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMc2018688   The report was initiated by an international group of 1...
Source: Asymptomatic COVID-19   Jun 13, 2020  1 year ago
Asymptomatic COVID-19 Cases: According to the results of a Scripps Research Institute (California) study involving analysis of public datasets on asymptomatic infections, an extraordinary percentage of individuals infected by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, never show symptoms of the disease.   The research findings, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, suggest that asymptomatic infec...
Source: China Medical News  Jun 12, 2020  1 year ago
China Medical News: Government authorities in Beijing announced today that it would delay primary school students returning to class after three fresh SRAS-Cov-2 coronavirus cases emerged in the capital the first after two months of no infections in the city.   It was not just the three cases that triggered the reactions and fears but reportedly certain medical professionals are saying that...
Source: Thailand Medical Devices  Jun 12, 2020  1 year ago
Medical Devices: It is a well-known fact that cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) treatment inactivates various pathogens such as bacteria and viruses.   Medical researchers are now exploring if cold atmospheric plasma CAP is used in the nasal, oral, and pharyngeal cavities, nosocomial super infections in patients with mechanical ventilators, which are a frequent cause of death, could potentially b...
Source: Thailand HIV  Jun 12, 2020  1 year ago
HIV: Medical researchers from Rush University Medical Center, Temple University School of Medicine and the University Of Texas Medical Branch have found that astrocytes, a type of brain cell can harbor HIV and then spread the virus to immune cells that traffic them out of the brain and into other organs.   It was observed that HIV moved from the brain via this route even when the virus was ...
Source: Pharmaceuticals  Jun 12, 2020  1 year ago
Pharmaceuticals: The US Food and Drug Administration has approved nivolumab (OPDIVO) by Bristol-Myers Squibb for patients with unresectable advanced, recurrent or metastatic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) after prior fluoropyrimidine- and platinum-based chemotherapy. Proof for efficacy was investigated in ATTRACTION-3 (NCT02569242), a multicenter, randomized (1:1), active-controlled,...
Source: India Medical News  Jun 12, 2020  1 year ago
India Medical News: The COVID-19 crisis is fast spiraling out of control in India. As of Friday (12th June), the total number of COVID-19 infected cases has reached 298,291 while the total number dead from the coronavirus have reached 8,501. The total deemed to have recovered according to health authorities are 147,195 while about 11,134 are in critical care. On Thursday alone, a record of almost ...
Source: Diabetic Retinopathy   Jun 12, 2020  1 year ago
Diabetic retinopathy is a typical complication of diabetes and a leading cause of blindness in the world. A new research by scientist from University Of Oklahoma show that visual function in diabetic mice was significantly improved after treatment with a single dose of visual chromophore 9-cis-retinal, a vitamin A analog that can form a visual pigment in the retina cells, thereby producing a light...
Source: Brain Damage  Jun 12, 2020  1 year ago
Brain Damage: Researchers in a collaborative study involving the NeuroGrow Brain Fitness Center in Virginia, John Hopkins, Washington University and University Of California have published a research paper with a comprehensive review of the COVID-19's effect on the nervous system which classifies brain damage caused by COVID-19 into three stages.   The research is published in The ...
Source: Interferon Lambda  Jun 12, 2020  1 year ago
Interferon Lambda:  Medical researchers from the Francis Crick Institute in England have found that a protein called Interferon Lamba which has antiviral properties and is initially helpful in the body's immune response to viruses, can later interfere with the repair of damaged lung tissue by inhibiting the repair process.   The researchers led by Dr Andreas Wack from the Institute...
Source: COVID-19 Warning  Jun 12, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 WARNING: A new study by Northwestern University indicates that the SARS-CoV-coronavirus literally threatens the whole nervous system.   The study indicates that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus disease also involves multiple other organs, not just the respiratory tract, including the central and peripheral nervous system.   Disturbingly, the number of recognized neurologic manifesta...
Source: COVID-19 Antibody Test  Jun 12, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Antibody Test: Scientists and researchers from University Of North Carolina School Of Medicine have developed a new kind of antibody test that could be ramped up to test thousands of blood samples at labs that do not have the resources of commercial labs and large academic medical centers.   The team created a blood test to pinpoint SARS-CoV-2 antibodies that target one u...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 11, 2020  1 year ago
US MEDICAL NEWS: The American Thoracic Society has published a study paper that warns about the impending drug shortage that the United States will face if not already facing.   The research paper is published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society and examines the nation’s current shortage of vitally needed medications, and how this dangerous situation is being made...
Source: Acute Pancreatitis  Jun 11, 2020  1 year ago
Acute Pancreatitis: A disturbing revelation has been made by a new study conducted by researchers from the University Of Liverpool. The study shows that acute pancreatitis is now materializing in certain COVID-19 patients and also provides a guideline to identifying the condition.   The research findings were published in Gastroenterology, identifies the signs of COVID-19 related pancr...
Source: BCG Vaccine  Jun 11, 2020  1 year ago
BCG Vaccine: Initially several researchers and prominent news outlets have noticed that countries still administering the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine against tuberculosis had fewer coronavirus cases and fewer deaths per capita in the outbreak’s early stages. This led many to assume that the BCG vaccine could to a certain degree protect against the COVID-19. However mor...
Source: Hydroxychloroquine  Jun 11, 2020  1 year ago
Hydroxychloroquine:  Researchers in a new study from Netherlands in collaboration with scientists from US and Germany  show that the drug hydroxychloroquine suppresses a form of immunity called ‘trained immunity,’ with repercussions for its potential use to treat COVID-19.   Hydroxychloroquine is an anti-malarial and a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD), whi...

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