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Source: Nephrology And Kidneys  May 23, 2020  2 years ago
Kidney Stones: Medical researchers from Penn State and Stanford University have developed a faster, results in 30 minutes improved urine-testing system for people suffering from kidney stones. The current conventional have a turnaround time of a week or more.   The research findings an development was published in the journal Science Advances. https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/...
Source: COVID-19   May 23, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19: As the official global death toll from COVID-19 climbs to about 341,000 (this is not even accurate as new reports are emerging that in certain countries like in UK, the figures were higher at almost 42,000 for UK alone while in countries like Russia, Ecuador, Iran and Pakistan, the figures are much higher. It is estimated that perhaps up to a million people globally could have already di...
Source: COVID-19 Disinfectants  May 23, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Disinfectants: The Singapore National Environment Agency has issued an advisory after a study conducted by its Environmental Health Institute (EHI) showed that not all disinfectants are effective against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus despite some claiming to be able to eradicate the virus. https://www.nea.gov.sg/our-services/public-cleanliness/environmental-cleaning-guidelines/cleaning-and-d...
Source: Boosting Immune System  May 22, 2020  2 years ago
Boosting Immune System: Dr Cristina Palacios, an associate professor in the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work at Florida International University and a team of international experts recently released a nutritional guide for the Latin American Society of Nutrition (SLAN) that offers recommendations to frontline workers on how to b...
Source: Thailand Diabetes News  May 22, 2020  2 years ago
Diabetes: Canadian medical researchers have isolated metabolites in the blood that can accurately predict whether a female will develop type 2 diabetes after experiencing a transient form of illness during pregnancy.   This breakthrough could lead to a diagnostic test that would aid physicians identify females at greatest risk and help them potentially avert the disease through intervention...
Source: COVID-19 News  May 22, 2020  2 years ago
Asthma: According to researchers at Rush University Medical Center, asthma is associated with longer time on ventilators for hospitalized younger individuals with COVID-19.   The study showed that patients with COVID-19 between the ages of 20 and 59 years old who also had asthma needed a ventilator to assist with breathing for five days more on average than non-asthmatic patients with COVID...
Source: COVID-19 News  May 22, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 News:  Medical researchers from Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women's Hospital say that autopsies of deceased covid-19 patients reveal distinctive lung features primarily being damage on the various pulmonary blood vessels.   In a research which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), senior researcher, Dr Steven J. Mentzer, MD, a tho...
Source: COVID-19 Misinformation  May 22, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Misinformation:  Thailand Medical News would like to warn readers about online misinformation circulating around on a few subject matters.   First is about Ozone. While we featured an article about using Ozone to disinfect areas against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in February 2020, https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/ozone-can-be-used-to-destroy-the-new-coronavirus-and-disinf...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  May 22, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Latest: Medical researchers  from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai based on a new study, say that  enlargement of one of the heart's four chambers ie the right ventricle is the best predictor of which patients with severe Covid-19 infections were most likely to die.   The research team looked at the health records of 105 COVID-19 patients hospitalized at Mount ...
Source: COVID-19 News  May 21, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19:  Italian medical researchers from the University Hospital Of Pisa say that COVID-19 infections may also cause subacute thyroiditis in certain patients.   The research and report was published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. https://academic.oup.com/jcem/advance-article/doi/10.1210/clinem/dgaa276/5838793   Typically, subacute thyroiditis is an infla...
Source: COVID-19 News  May 21, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 News:  The chief of the European Union health advisory body on infections on Thursday warned of an imminent second wave of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infections, as countries across the continent ease tough lockdown measures.   The director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Dr Andrea Ammon said that  it was not a question of if there will be a renewed...
Source: Arrhythmia  May 21, 2020  2 years ago
Arrhythmia:  Genetic and cardiology researchers from Queen Mary University of London and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have discovered hundreds of new links between people's DNA and the heart's electrical activity in a study involving almost 300,000 individuals.   The study findings might eventually lead to advanced screening methods to discern who is at greatest risk ...
Source: Medical Innovations  May 21, 2020  2 years ago
Medical Innovations:  A research team from the University of California-San Diego has developed a wearable, non-invasive Vitamin C sensor that could provide a novel highly personalized option for users to track their daily nutritional intake and dietary adherence. First-author Juliane Sempionatto, a PhD Candidate in nanoengineering in Joseph Wang’s lab at the UC San Diego Jacobs Scho...
Source: Immune System  May 21, 2020  2 years ago
Immune System: Danish researchers from Aarhus University have identified how viruses avoid the body’s immune system and cause infections and diseases.   It has long been known that viruses have an exceptional ability to circumvent the body’s immune system and cause diseases.   Although the majority of individuals recover from a viral infection such as influenza, t...
Source: HPV  May 21, 2020  2 years ago
HPV: Medical researchers from Queensland University Of Technology-Australia have developed the world’s first saliva test for detecting oropharyngeal cancer caused by human papillomavirus-16 or HPV-16 .   The new diagnostics is able to detect such cancer even in asymptomatic individuals.   The research findings and the development of the new saliva based diagnostics has been publi...
Source: Thailand Cannabis News  May 21, 2020  2 years ago
Cannabis: Medical researchers from the University Of University of Lethbridge in Canada say the plant-based CBD may provide resistance to SARS-CoV-2. Their preliminary findings are part of broader research into the use of medicinal cannabis in treating cancer.   The hunt for drugs that can treat COVID-19 and its various symptoms have taken researchers down both traditional and less traditio...
Source: Thailand Cannabis News  May 21, 2020  2 years ago
Cannabis: Medical Researchers from the University of New Mexico or UNM have demonstrated that that legal Cannabis hemp oil reduced mechanical pain sensitivity 10-fold for several hours in animal models (mice) with chronic post-operative neuropathic pain.   The new research is published in the journal, Life. https://www.mdpi.com/2075-1729/10/5/69   Significantly different from its still l...
Source: COVID-19 Pulmonary Embolism  May 21, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Pulmonary Embolism: Medical researchers from the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit has found that obesity makes COVID-19 worse and may lead to deadly blood clots in the lungs while the usage of statins among such obese patients actually decreases the chances of them developing such clots.   The study team said that obese patients with COVID-19 may have nearly three times the...
Source: China COVID-19  May 20, 2020  2 years ago
China COVID-19 New Outbreaks: Chinese authorities conservatively reported that 46 new COVID-19 cases have emerged over the past two weeks in two provinces covering the three cities of Shulan, Jilin City and Shengyang and lockdowns have been imposed on these cities with a population of about 90 million people affected. However more cities and provinces are expected to be under lockdowns as well soo...
Source: COVID-19 Social Distancing  May 20, 2020  2 years ago
Social Distancing:  Airborne transmission of pathogens, like the SARS-CoV02 corona virus causing COVID-19, is not well understood, but a good baseline for research is a deeper understanding of how particles travel through the air when people cough. A new research paper published in journal Physics of Fluids by Talib Dbouk and Dimitris Drikakis from the University of Nicosia demonstrate that ...
Source: COVID-19  May 20, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19: Medical experts from Mount Sinai Hospital-New York have reported of rare symptoms and manifestations in a COVID-19 patient and have published a study about the case in the Lancet journal so that doctors elsewhere can take note of such occurrences. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanres/article/PIIS2213-2600(20)30232-0/fulltext   The medical experts from Mount Sinai said scans o...
Source: COVID-19 Blood Clots  May 20, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Blood Clots: SARS-CoV-2 infections first emerged as a typical respiratory disease causing symptoms such as fever, sore throat, dry cough, and potentially lung infection or pneumonia and a build-up of fluid in the lungs making it difficult to breathe. However later it was found that Cytokine Storms emerged as a complication from the disease and these severe inflammatory reactions can cause...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  May 20, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Drugs:  According to medical researchers from Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, the high blood pressure drug Prazosin if given early enough, could potentially reduce the risk of death from the cytokine storms that arise as a complication of COVID-19 disease.   The blood pressure drug Prazosin, is an US FDA a U.S. Food-approved alpha blocker that relaxes blood vessels, a...
Source: COVID-19  May 19, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19: According to a recent research study, SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus was detected on several surfaces and items in hotel rooms where two presymptomatic Chinese students were quarantined before being diagnosed with the disease.   In the study published in the Emerging Infectious Diseases journal of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), medical researchers in Ch...
Source: US Medical News  May 19, 2020  2 years ago
US Medical News: In  a shocking development, President Donald Trump claimed on Monday he is taking daily doses of hydroxychloroquine, a drug he had been promoting as a potential COVID-19 cure even as medical professionals and the US FDA question its efficacy and warn of potentially harmful ad even fatal  side effects.   At a meeting of restaurant executives, Trump said h...
Source: Yoga  May 19, 2020  2 years ago
Yoga: The first study on yoga in the world conducted in collaboration with the Federal University of Santa Maria, University Of New South Wales-Sydney, Kings College London, University Of South Australia and Western Sydney University found that movement-based yoga improves the mental health of individuals living with a range of mental disorders, with the benefits being incremen...
Source: Fats  May 19, 2020  2 years ago
Fats: Unknown to many, there are three distinct types of fat cells in the human body and understanding what they are and their properties could help us manage our weights and also our health. We all know that carrying excess fat is bad as it can lead to a number of chronic disease including diabetes, cardiovascular problems and also kidney disease. It is important to understand that not all fat ce...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  May 19, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Vaccine: Researchers from University Of Hong Kong say that although individuals infected with either severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) or SARS-CoV-2 produce antibodies that bind to the other coronavirus, the cross-reactive antibodies are not cross protective, at least in cell-culture experiments.   The research has implications that most vaccine developers tr...
Source: COVID-19 Immunity  May 19, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Immunity: A new research from University of Melbourne's Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity and the University Hospital of Nantes indicates that individuals recovering from severe lung infections frequently also develop "immunological scars" that suppresses their body's immune response and heighten their risk of contracting pneumonia, a common lethal manif...
Source: COVID-19 Study  May 19, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Study: A collaborative study lead by researchers from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Goggle Inc, Johns Hopkins University, Hofstra University and Stony Brook University reveals that smoking increases the gene expression of ACE2, the protein that binds SARS-CoV-2 hence which may promote COVID-19 infections. The research suggests that prolonged smoking could cause an increase of the ACE2 pr...
Source: COVID-19 News  May 19, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19: Researchers from University College of London Institute of Mental Health in collaboration with King's College London have disclosed that based on their analysis of past research, individuals infected by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus  may suffer psychiatric issues while hospitalized and potentially even after they recover.   Their research findings which were published in&nbs...
Source: Cancer News  May 18, 2020  2 years ago
Cancer:  Medical and oncology researchers from the University of Eastern Finland have developed a new and promising pharmaceutical compound for the treatment of cancer that inhibits natural amino acids from entering cancer cells. Since amino acids are critical for the growth and division of cancer cells, the new LAT1 inhibitor makes it possible to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.   ...
Source: COVID-19 News  May 18, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 News:  Swimming pools across the America are set to reopen in the coming weeks. As long as recommended chlorine levels are maintained as usual, the pools themselves should pose minimal risk of spreading the coronavirus to swimmers according to  a Purdue University engineer who studies pool water decontamination. However for indoor pools, the greater risks to coronavirus sprea...
Source: COVID-19 Supplements  May 18, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Supplements: In our series of articles focusing on using cheap and easily available dietary supplements to help in COVID-19 treatment protocols alongside other drugs, we are focusing on the phytochemical called Silymarin that is derived from Milk Thistle.   Silymarin, a standardized extract of the milk thistle seeds, containing a mixture of flavonolignans consisti...
Source: COVID-19 Medical Devices  May 18, 2020  2 years ago
Medical Devices:  VitalConnect a Silicon Valley based biotech company has announced that it has received US FDA Emergency Use Authorization status for use of its VitalPatch to detect changes in the QT interval of hospitalized patients undergoing drug treatment for COVID-19.   Due to cardio-toxicity of many experimental drugs used to treat COVID-19 patients, many doctors would bene...
COVID-19 Vaccine  May 18, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Vaccine:  Governments and pharmaceutical companies around the world are rushing to develop a COVID-19 vaccine either with the aim of profiteering from it either through monetary forms or thru diplomatic superiority as the disease is silently rampaging the global population and taking casualties along the way.   However credible and knowledgeable medical researchers are concern...
Source: Diabetes And COVID-19  May 17, 2020  2 years ago
Diabetes and COVID-19: A new research shows that people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) are at greater risk of a poor outcome should they become infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19. However there is some positive news: people with T2D whose blood sugar is well controlled fare much better than those with more poorly controlled blood sugar.https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a...
Source: Pulmonary Care  May 17, 2020  2 years ago
Pulmonary Care: Despite the fact that COVID-19 is te main disease that he world is focused on right now, TB or tuberculosis remains the biggest infection killer in the world and multiple drug resistant TB, which does not respond to regular antibiotics, continues to be a major threat to global health. Tuberculosis is caused by the bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis that most often affect...
Source: COVID-19 Disinfectants  May 17, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Disinfectants:  According to a recent research study by University of Arizona,in the fight to slow or prevent the transmission of viruses, such as the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, continuously active disinfectants could provide a new line of effective defense. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.10.20097329v1   Although disinfecting high-contact surfaces is an important...
Source: US COVID-19 News  May 17, 2020  2 years ago
US COVID-19 News: (EDITORIAL) Who is to be blame for the mess that America is in (besides China and WHO off course), its citizens, its health experts or its Government?   Over the last few months, the world has been in a state of shock with what is happening in America, the country that was reputed to have the best medical research facilities, the best medical and healthcare professionals a...
Source: COVID-19 Innovations  May 16, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 innovations: Medical and AI researchers from King’s College London, Massachusetts General Hospital and health science company ZOE have developed an artificial intelligence diagnostic platform that can predict whether an individual is likely to have COVID-19 based on their existing symptoms. The new Artificial Intelligence model uses data from the COVID Symptom Study app ...
Source: COVID-19 Face Mask  May 16, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Face Masks:  As a result of the need to use protective face mask during theCOVID-19 pandemic, many individuals are complaining of skin conditions and irritations on the face that are emerging.   According to various dermatologists, "Individuals are getting friction and irritation across their nasal bridge, behind their ears and perhaps under their chin. That happens becau...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  May 16, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Drugs:  Medical researchers from University California-Los Angeles have launched a new clinical trial that utilizes a hormone suppresser often used to prostate cancer to help improve clinical outcomes for males infected with COVID-19.   The clinical trial which is in phase 2, will assess if temporarily suppressing male hormones will reduce the severity of COVID-19 il...
Source: World COVID-19 News  May 15, 2020  2 years ago
World COVID-19 News: The world is already four months into the COVID-19 Global Pandemic that is caused by the SAR-CoV-2 coronavirus and public health awareness is at a all-time high. However what is shocking to discover is that 92% of Australians do not know the difference between a viral infection and a bacterial one. (Fortunately the 8 percent are the ones who most probably read Thailand Medical...
Source: COVID-19 Supplements  May 15, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Supplements: During the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in China, local health authorities assembled the country’s top Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners and institutions, and numerous formulations were tried out in some cases by themselves in COVID-19 patients exhibiting mild to moderate symptoms and in critical ill patients as an adjuvant protocol alongside antivirals.   As the...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  May 15, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Latest: Medical researchers from the United States and Turkey have made a shocking discovery that among patients with COVID-19 pneumonia in the intensive care unit (ICU) with neurological symptoms, more than 44 percent of those undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have acute findings, according to a research published in the journal Radiology. https://pubs.rsna.org/doi/10.1148...
Source: COVID-19 Treatments  May 15, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Treatments: A collaborative research between Canadian, Chinese and Australian researchers has demonstrated that treatment with interferon IFN-α2b was shown for the first time to be able  improve virus clearance and decrease levels of inflammatory markers in a cohort study of COVID-19 patients.   The research findings were published in the journal Frontiers in I...
Source: Adapted From Horizon Magazine, Horizon: The EU Research & Innovation Magazine, Ian Le Guillou,   May 15, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: Although transfusing antibodies from COVID-19 recovered patients into seriously ill patients could provide a fast treatment win, a more selective approach may both treat and prevent the disease.   In theory, a single, highly-effective antibody that is mass-produced like a drug could combine the benefits of antivirals and a vaccine for at-risk individuals such as health ...
Source: Neurology And Strokes  May 15, 2020  2 years ago
Neurology and Strokes: In the last few weeks, medical experts have come to officially recognize that COVID-19 also causes or induces strokes in many COVID-19 patients and even many young adults are also developing strokes as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2009787 and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7187846/ and https://jnnp.bmj.com/c...
Source: COVID-19 Research  May 14, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: Medical researchers led by Cardiff University-UK and including scientists and doctors from University of Colorado-US, University Of Barcelona-Spain, University Of Ottawa-Canada and Babraham Institute-Cambridge have discovered that readily available dental mouthwashes have the potential to destroy the lipid envelope of coronaviruses thus combating virus replication in the mouth a...
Source: COVID-19 Research  May 14, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: Medical researchers from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at Maryland, US have confirmed that microdroplets generated by speech can remain suspended in the air in an enclosed space for more than ten minutes, highlighting their likely role in spreading COVID-19.   The researchers had a person loudly repeat the phrase "Stay h...
Source: COVID-19 Research  May 14, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: According to a case series published by Cedars-Sinai and Capricor Therapeutics, four of six critically ill COVID-19  patients significantly improved after receiving an experimental therapeutic involving heart stem cells designed to reduce inflammation, a major cause of death from this disease. The four patients got well enough to be discharged from the hospital. &nbs...
Source: COVID-19 Pets  May 14, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Pets:  According to American and Japanese researchers in a collaborative study from Japan and US, it is confirmed that cats can readily become infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and may be able to pass the virus to other cats. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2013400?query=featured_coronavirus Photograph: Shutterstock Yoshihiro Kawaoka, a Professor...
Source: Medical Devices News  May 13, 2020  2 years ago
Medical Devices:  Texas Based Biotech Company, Aspenstate announced that it has received US FDA clearance for the AiRTouch, a lightweight portable X-ray system that could be particularly useful for quickly obtaining chest X-rays of COVID-19 patients.   The portable handheld device weighs in at 5.5 pounds (2.5 Kg) and resembles a large digital camera with a touchscreen. AiRTouch acq...
Source: Cancer News  May 13, 2020  2 years ago
Cancer News: Medical and oncology researchers from University Of Southern California and the IFOM Cancer Institute in Milan have found that a fasting-mimicking diet could be more effective at treating some types of cancer including colorectal cancers when combined with vitamin C.   In research on animal models, the team found that the combination delayed tumor progression in multiple animal...

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