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COVID News - SARS-CoV-2 BW.1 Variant  Nov 22, 2022  1 year ago
COVID News: Scientists from the Instituto de Biotecnología - Mexico, Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social and MIVEGEC, Université de Montpellier, IRD, CNRS are warning that a new SARS-CoV-2 variant called BW.1 is spreading rapidly in Mexico and is likely to spread across to the United States, Canada and also elsewhere due to ...
Source: Medical News - New RSV Variants  Nov 21, 2022  1 year ago
In early November, Thailand Medical News had called for various international research teams to look into the possibility of new respiratory syncytial virus or RSV variants emerging that could be causing anomalous manifestations in the current RSV surge that is affecting many countries globally especially the United States as there has not been any studies done in the last two years since the emer...
COVID-19 - News - Gut Microbiome - Disease Progression  Nov 20, 2022  1 year ago
COVID-19 News: A new study by researchers from the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology, Spanish National Research Council (IATA-CSIC), Valencia – Spain has found that gut microbiome composition and function play a role in COVID-19 disease progression.   Despite SARS-CoV-2 mainly affecting the respiratory system, it has been found that the gastrointestinal tract is also a ta...
COVID-19 News - Interferon Lambda  Nov 19, 2022  1 year ago
COVID-19 News: A new breakthrough study by Canadian researchers from the University of Manitoba, University of Toronto, Canada University Health Network and University of Alberta, Edmonton has found that treating SARS-CoV-2 infected individuals with interferon Lambda helps in rapid clearance of the virus even in those with age-related delays in the induction of T cell immunity!   This new t...
Source: COVID-19 News - Inhalable Sodium Bicarbonate As An Adjuvant For COVID-19   Nov 19, 2022  1 year ago
COVID-19 News: A randomized clinical trial conducted by researchers from the Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University - Egypt has found that inhalable sodium bicarbonate could be used as adjuvant in COVID-19 prophylactic and treatment protocols!   Most COVID-19 News outlets have not been covering on the various clinical trials involving cheaper repurposed drugs or compounds that can be used...
Source: COVID-19 News - Cats - SARS-CoV-2  Nov 19, 2022  1 year ago
COVID-19 News: Researchers from MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research - Scotland and the School of Biodiversity at the University of Glasgow – Scotland are warning based on their study findings that domestic cats are increasing contracting circulating SARS-CoV-2 variants from human and that they could end up being viral reservoirs that can also lead to the emergence of more wor...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs - Metformin  Nov 18, 2022  1 year ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Study findings from yet another research led by scientists from the University of Minnesota Medical School has added to the growing evidence that metformin, a common and cheap generic diabetic drug is able to decrease the risk of COVID-19 severity.   Thailand Medical News had previously covered on various past studies that showed metformin not only reduced the risk of COVID-...
Source: COVID-19 News - SARS-CoV-2 Variant Soup  Nov 18, 2022  1 year ago
COVID-19 News: While governments and health authorities along with paid mainstream media around the world try to downplay rising COVID-19 infections and the seriousness and dangers of Long COVID-19, the good news is that as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variants and sub-lineages along with many new recombinant variants evolving rapidly to fight both natural and vaccine or drug induced immunit...
Source: COVID-19 News - Cyclodextrins - SARS-CoV-2 - Antivirals  Nov 17, 2022  1 year ago
COVID-19 News: A new study by researchers from Spain led by scientist from the Cell Structure Lab, Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia, CNB - CSIC, Campus de Cantoblanco, Madrid -Spain has found that cheap natural cyclodextrins especially Beta Cyclodextrins can be used as antivirals against SARS-CoV-2!   Cyclodextrins are a family of cyclic oligosaccharides, consisting of a macrocyclic ring of...
Source: COVID-19 Supplements - Vitamin D Reduces Severity  Nov 16, 2022  1 year ago
COVID-19 Supplements: A new study by American researchers from Johns Hopkins University, University of Michigan, University of Chicago and St John Fisher College has shown that vitamin D supplementation can lower risk of COVID-19 severity and even reduce spread of SARS-CoV-2.   It has already been known that vitamin D deficiency is associated with reduced immune function that can lead to vi...
Source: COVID-19 News - neuroPASC - Immunologic Imprinting   Nov 15, 2022  1 year ago
COVID-19 News: A new study lead by researchers from Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard Medical School, Cambridge – USA has found that NeuroCOVID manifestations in post infections are determined by immunologic imprinting from previous coronaviruses!   The study also involved medical researchers from the Department of Neuroscience, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, University of V...
Source: Medical News - Amoxicillin - United States  Nov 15, 2022  1 year ago
Due to the sudden shortage of the antibiotic Amoxicillin as oral tablets, powder suspension and especially in liquid form for intravenous use in the United States, Thailand Medical News has arranged for free disbursement of stocks to any hospitals, clinic or individuals needing it in the United States as our way of helping the American healthcare community.   A post-COVID-19 surge in upper ...
Source: Medical News - COVID-19 - Strokes  Nov 14, 2022  1 year ago
A new study by The Global COVID-19 Stroke Registry which comprises of over 39 researchers from over 40 institutions across the world has found that individuals with acute ischemic stroke and COVID-19 showed higher rates of intracranial bleeding complications and worse clinical outcomes!   It is already known that COVID-19 related inflammation, endothelial dysfunction and coagulopathy may in...
Source: Medical News - SARS-CoV-2 Wildlife  Nov 13, 2022  1 year ago
A new study by researchers from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia - USA has shown that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has already spread extensively among various wildlife including racoons, squirrels, possums, deer, foxes, skunks etc. Image Credit:  Encyclopedia Britannica  Thailand Medical News would like to add that with the human populations around the world currently under attack b...
Source: Medical News - Cancer - Supplements  Nov 12, 2022  1 year ago
A new study by researchers from Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri, Columbia - USA has shockingly found that intake of Nicotinamide Riboside (NR) dietary supplements (a form of Vitamin B3) actually increases the prevalence of cancers and also contributes to metastases formation in triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) even up to the brain! The study also involved researchers from The ...
Source: COVID-19 News - Bivalent  Nov 11, 2022  1 year ago
COVID-19 News: Shocking findings from a study involving the comparisons of the bivalent BNT162b2mRNA jabs and original monovalent boosters by researchers from University Hospital Wuerzburg - Germany and University of Oxford - UK is causing a stir among the research and medical communities.   The study involving healthcare workers has found that those receiving the new bivalent jabs had more...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Reinfections  Nov 11, 2022  1 year ago
SARS-CoV-2 Reinfections: We have more great news just at the opportune time as more Omicron variants and sub-lineages along with recombinant variants that are more immune evasive and able to cause breakthrough infections and reinfections have emerged and are slowly becoming predominant in circulation especially just in time for winter.   A new study by researchers from the Clinical Epidemiolo...
Source : COVID-19 News - China  Nov 10, 2022  1 year ago
COVID-19 News: China announced the lockdown of manufacturing hub Guangzhou in the last 24 hours, causing the southern metropolis with more than 5 million residents to cease all activities as health authorities and local officials rush to stamp out a widening SARS-CoV-2 outbreak.   Guangzhou reported 3,007 local infections on Wednesday, accounting for over one third of new cases across China...
Source: Long COVID Treatments - Melatonin  Nov 10, 2022  1 year ago
Long COVID Treatments: A new multinational study involving researchers from Pontificia Universidad Católica - Argentina, University of Toronto - Canada and Saveetha University, Chennai – India has found that melatonin supplements can aid in relieving and treating certain Long COVID symptoms. Being a cheap generic supplement that is easily available, the study team suggested that melat...
Source: COVID-19 News - SARS-CoV-2 Alters Human RNA  Nov 10, 2022  1 year ago
COVID-19 News: Shocking findings of a new study by researchers from the Center for Medical Bioinformatics and the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology at Escola Paulista de Medicina, UNIFESP (Federal University of São Paulo)-Brazil has revealed that the SARS-CoV-2 also alters the RNA of infected host cells!   The study findings have numerous implications for the pa...
Source: Medical News - Pediatric COVID-19 -United States  Nov 09, 2022  1 year ago
Despite many states in America either not reporting COVID-19 statistics or are not collating data properly, indications from hospital and healthcare professionals show that COVID-19 cases are rising in the country and the only difference between the previous surges are that more children are getting infected and getting hospitalized.   The rise in pediatric COVID-19 cases has prompted the A...
Source: NeuroCOVID - SARS-CoV-2 - Microglia  Nov 08, 2022  1 year ago
NeuroCOVID: A new study by researchers from the University Of Queensland- Australia has revealed that the spike proteins of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus induces NLRP3 inflammasome activation in human microglia!   The study findings have enormous implications and bearings on the long term NeuroCOVID complications in individuals exposed to the novel coronavirus and also potential increase in cu...
Source: Medical News - COVID-19 Research - Cystitis  Nov 08, 2022  1 year ago
A cohort study by medical researchers from the Department of Urology, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak, Michigan – USA has found that COVID-19 increases the incidence of cystitis, overactive bladder and other urinary issues!   Shockingly, the research findings showed that symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection was associated with a three ti...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs - Fluvoxamine  Nov 07, 2022  1 year ago
COVID-19 Drugs: A new study by researchers from Intermountain Medical Center; Stanford, Salt Lake City-Utah, USA has confirmed that the usage of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as Fluoxetine or Fluvoxamine does not reduce COVID Severity. Shockingly, the study findings showed that hospitalization and death were significantly greater in the those taking SSRIs such as Fluoxetine...
Source: COVID-19 News - Persimmon Candies As Antivirals Against SARS-CoV-2  Nov 06, 2022  1 year ago
COVID-19 News: A Japanese study team compromising of researchers from Nara Medical University, National Hospital Organization Nara and Kio University have developed candies from tannins of persimmon as antivirals against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.   According to the study team, inactivation of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in the mouth has the potential to reduce t...
Source: health News - RSV Infections Surge  Nov 05, 2022  1 year ago
Health News: RSV or respiratory syncytial virus infections are currently rising across the globe along with Influenza and also COVID-19 infections. While to date, most of the hard hit are children, it is a fallacy to assume that RSV does not affect adults. In fact, not only can adults contract the virus but usually when adults get it, it is often severe.   Research has shown that RSV infect...
Source: Pharma News - Gepotidacin - UTIs  Nov 05, 2022  1 year ago
Pharma News: Pharma giant, GSK has developed a new antibiotic called Gepotidacin that could fight tough-to-treat drug resistance urinary tract infections (UTIs).   Phase 3 clinical trials proved to not only be successful but demonstrated the efficacy of the drug beyond the researchers’ expectations that the trials ended earlier than expected. https://www.gsk.com/en-gb/media/press-rele...
COVID-19 News - Long COVID - Viral Persistence  Nov 04, 2022  1 year ago
COVID-19 News: Researchers from the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (ASTAR) - Singapore, Long Covid Autonomous Comm unities Together Spain (Research Group) Madrid -Spain, Vetcare Hospital Veterinario Madrid -Spain, Singapore General Hospital, Cancer Science Institute of Singapore and the Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) presented...
Source: Vaccine News- BA.5 Bivalent Booster  Nov 04, 2022  1 year ago
Vaccine News: A new study by researchers from the Sealy Institute for Vaccine Sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston - USA and also from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology along with the Department of Pathology at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston – USA have found that the new BA.5-Bivalent-Booster elicits better neutralization than par...
Source: COVID-19 Neuroinflammation  Nov 04, 2022  1 year ago
COVID-19-Neuroinflammation: A new study by researchers from the University of California- Davis, USA involving rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) of Indian origin has demonstrated that SARS-CoV-2 infections induces neuroinflammation. Graphical Abstract   The study findings in a non-human monkey models have strong implications of the effects of SARS-CoV-2 on the brains of humans.   The SA...
Source: Medical News - TYK2 Gene Prevents COVID-19 Severity  Nov 04, 2022  1 year ago
Researchers from King’s College London - United Kingdom have discovered that the gene TYK2 that is associate with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) provides protection against SARS-CoV-2 infections and also prevents COVID-19 severity but increases the risk for autoimmune diseases.   The study team observed a correlation between the genetic associations with severe COVID-19 and those ...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 News - Cyclophilin-A  Nov 03, 2022  1 year ago
SARS-CoV-2 News: South Korean researchers from Chungbuk National University, Shin Ansan University and Jeonbuk National University have found that the human host protein Cyclophilin-A plays a role in in aiding SARS-CoV-2 infections!   Cyclophilins (CYPs) are a family of proteins named after their ability to bind to ciclosporin (cyclosporin A), and function as immunosuppressants. They are fo...
Source: Health Supplements - Inulin  Nov 03, 2022  1 year ago
Health Supplements: Researchers from Institute for Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell University, New York – USA have found that the health supplement Inulin that is often promoted for weight loss or a rich-fiber source suitable for diabetic and those with high cholesterol and triglyceride levels or even a preb...
Source: Medical News -Vaccines Driving Mutations  Nov 03, 2022  1 year ago
Researchers from Peking University, Beijing - China and the Changping Laboratory, Beijing- China are warning that imprinted SARS-CoV-2 humoral immunity is inducing convergent Omicron RBD evolution.   Thailand Medical News would like to add that in November 2020, when we covered a Harvard study and warned that the adoption and extensive usage of monoclonal antibodies and vaccines would lead ...
Source: COVID-19 Supplements - Vitamin D  Nov 02, 2022  1 year ago
COVID-19 Supplements: Scientists from the College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban - South Africa have found that SARS-CoV-3 infections can lead to epigenetic changes in the human host immune response genes and that these epigenetic changes can be prevented or reversed by Vitamin D!   The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has to date infected more than 636 million and killed ...
Source: Medical News - Vimentin Co-Receptor For SARS-CoV-2  Nov 02, 2022  1 year ago
A new study by researchers from Aix Marseille University -France has discovered that Vimentin, a host structural protein is also an important ACE2 Co-Receptor for SARS-CoV-2 in epithelial cells!   Thailand Medical News had also reported on a previous American study that also found that Vimentin plays a role in SARS-CoV-2 infections. https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/breaking-boston-univ...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs - Memantine - NMT5  Nov 02, 2022  1 year ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Researchers from Scripps Research Institute - California-USA have created a variant of the generic drug Memantine which is an Aminoadamantane compound, to inhibit the SARS-CoV-2 virus entry by targeting the ACE2 receptors.   Prevention of infection and propagation of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is a high priority in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which is expected to get worse...
Source: Medical News -SARS-CoV-2 Induced Dysbiosis  Nov 01, 2022  1 year ago
A new study led by researchers from New York University Grossman School of Medicine – USA along with scientist from Yale University -USA has found that SARS-CoV-2 infections causes gut microbiome dysbiosis which in turn increases the risk for bacterial infections!   Despite numerous studies showing that microbial populations in the gut microbiome are associated with COVID-19 severity,...
Source: COVID-19 News - New SARS-CoV-2 Variants & Sub-lineages ie BQ.1.1.10. XBB.1, BA.4.6.3, CH.1.1  Nov 01, 2022  1 year ago
COVID-19 News: Researchers are sounding alarms that while the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is evolving rapidly and spawning a variety of variants and sub-lineages, some of these such as the BQ1.1.10, XBB.3, BA.4.6.3 and CH.1.1 sub-lineages are literally taking immune evasion to a whole new level. It is warned that it is only a matter of time before any form of natural immunity or immunity induced by any...
Source: Long COVID - Thyroid Dysfunction  Nov 01, 2022  1 year ago
Long COVID: In the early part of 2022, Thailand Medical News covered a report by a British lab that there an on uptick in the number of patients being diagnosed with thyroid issues and that it was speculated that the Omicron variants and its sub-lineages could be responsible for these. https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/breaking-cso-from-london-medical-laboratory-warns-that-thyroid-issues-escal...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Research - EXOC2  Oct 31, 2022  1 year ago
SARS-CoV-2 Research: Researchers from Kyoto University - Japan and AMED-CREST, Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED)- Japan have in a news study found that Exocyst Complex Component 2 (EXOC2) is an important host factor in SARS-CoV-2 infections.   Exocyst complex component 2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the EXOC2 gene. The protein encoded by this gene is a co...
Source: COVID-19 News - OAS Genes - Heart Failure  Oct 31, 2022  1 year ago
COVID-19 News: Researchers from Shanxi Medical University – China have found that the OAS genes plays a key role in COVID-19 induced heart failure.   According to the study team, SARS-CoV-2 infections can damage the heart and lead to heart failure (HF) and even cardiac death. The 2',5'-oligoadenylate synthetase (OAS) gene family encode interferon (IFN)-induced antiviral protei...
Source: Medical News - Alzheimer's Disease  Oct 31, 2022  1 year ago
A new study led by researchers from Griffith University, Gold Coast campus, Queensland -Australia has found that activities such as nose picking or plucking nose hairs can lead increase risk for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia!   According to the study team, chlamydia pneumoniae is a respiratory tract pathogen that can also infect the central nervous system (CNS). Recently, the link ...