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Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 18, 2020  2 years ago
According to the results of a clinical trial assessing the safety of the drug, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said that the prescription weight control medicine lorcaserin (Belviq, Belviq XR) may increase the risk for cancer.   A Staff from the agency told Thailand Medical News, "We cannot conclude that lorcaserin contributes to the cancer risk but "wanted to make the ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 17, 2020  2 years ago
A novel medical imaging startup based in Israel, aiming to upend the medical imaging business just raised US$26 million in its most recent round of funding, more than doubling its total support from investors that include Fujifilm and Foxconn.   The Nanox.Arc The medical device startup called Nanox has developed a new digital x-ray device that carries a much smaller footprint and cost when...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 17, 2020  2 years ago
AEDs or Automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) are common these days in airports, stadiums, and other places where there are very many people around. They are still expensive medical devices, and so are not as widely available as they should be. Individuals who are susceptible to suffering from dangerous cardiac arrhythmias but that don’t have appropriate implants would probably be safe...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 17, 2020  2 years ago
The pharmaceutical news and media segment is abuzzed about a new development that will disrupt the way that individuals with allergies or reactions having anaphylaxis episodes are treated or able to treat themselves. A privately held Raleigh medical device company called Bryn Pharma, is on track to soon provide people who have severe, possibly life-threatening allergies a needle-free option t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 17, 2020  2 years ago
Tasty walnuts may not just be a snack, they may also promote good-for-your-gut bacteria. New research suggests that these "good" bacteria could be contributing to the heart-health benefits of walnuts. Researchers found in a randomized and controlled trial, that eating walnuts daily as part of a healthy diet was associated with increases in certain bacteria that can help promote he...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 17, 2020  2 years ago
It was once thought that common medical imaging procedures using low doses of radiation were safe considering that such procedures are done commonly and also the importance of these diagnostic imaging procedures. However a new study finds that in human cell cultures, these doses create breaks that allow extra bits of DNA to integrate into the chromosome. Dr Roland Kanaar and Dr Alex Zelensky of Er...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 17, 2020  2 years ago
According to a new study conducted in a large sample of youth at the University of Pennsylvania and led by Dr Antonia Kaczkurkin, Ph.D. and Dr Theodore Satterthwaite, MD, brain imaging may one day be used to help diagnose mental health disorders including depression and anxiety with greater accuracy. Additionaly, knowing more about the neurobiology behind psychiatric disorders could inform deci...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 17, 2020  2 years ago
According to researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, whooping cough bacteria are becoming smarter at colonizing and feeding off unwitting hosts, strengthening calls for a new vaccine. The new research from UNSW has shown that Australia needs a new whooping cough vaccine to ensure our most vulnerable are protected from the emergence of superbug strains. The existin...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 17, 2020  2 years ago
A gene called Elongation of Very Long Chain Fatty Acids Protein 2 or ELOVL2 is an established biomarker of age and in a new study has been identified to play a critical role in eye aging and the retina. In a new paper, published in the journal Aging Cell, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say the gene appears to play a key role in age-associated functional a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 17, 2020  2 years ago
A new published research has found that one in five young people have fatty liver disease (steatosis), with one in 40 having already developed liver scarring (fibrosis). The study, published in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, is the first to attempt to determine the prevalence of fatty liver disease and fibrosis in young healthy adults in the UK. According to certain meta studie...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 17, 2020  2 years ago
According to new research from the University of Arizona.Early morning blue light exposure therapy can aid the healing process of people impact by mild traumatic brain injury.   Dr William D. Killgore, Psychiatry Professor in the Tucson College of Medicine and lead author of the study told Thailand Medical News, "Daily exposure to blue wavelength light each morning helps to r...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 17, 2020  2 years ago
Researchers found for the first time, in a study conducted in mice, that tobacco smoke from a hookah caused blood to function abnormally and be more likely to clot and quickly form blood clots, which can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association's journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB). ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 16, 2020  2 years ago
Health authorities in Japan disclosed on Thursday morning that a male patient treated for pneumonia after returning from China has tested positive for the new coronavirus identified as a possible cause of an outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Studenst in Japan taking precautions in wake of the new viral pneumonia outbreak in China The male patient developed a fever and cough on Jan. 3 while...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 16, 2020  2 years ago
A variety of noncommunicable chronic diseases such as diabetes are on the rise in Thailand as the country transitions to a high-middle-income country. A study by medical researchers from Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) and Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok identifies the strengths and weaknesses of diabetes care in Thailand's universal healthcare system. Published in the j...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 16, 2020  2 years ago
A research paper in Nutrition Reviews finds that intake of the flavonoid quercetin can greatly reduce high blood pressure in patients suffering from cardiovascular disease. Medical researchers here consulted multiple studies that assessed the impact of quercetin supplements on blood pressure and glucose levels. Quercetin is a plant pigment commonly found in many plants and foods, such a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 16, 2020  2 years ago
Individuals with type 2 diabetes newly prescribed a sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitor have a lower incidence of gout than those prescribed a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, according to a study published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Dr Michael Fralick, M.D., Ph.D., from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, and ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 16, 2020  2 years ago
Medical researchers in Minnesota and Iowa have found greater risks of social and emotional problems in infants whose mothers consumed cannabis during pregnancy.   Utilizing results of a developmental screening tool for 1-year-olds, the researchers found that 9.1% of babies from cannabis users were at risk, compared with 3.6% of babies whose mothers didn't consume the...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 16, 2020  2 years ago
A new research suggests that a common bacteria that boosts digestive health can slow and even reverse build-up of a protein associated with Parkinson's Disease.   Based on previous research linking brain function to gut bacteria, this study in a Parkinson's model of roundworms, identified a probiotic or so-called good bacteria which prevents the formation of toxic clumps that sta...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 16, 2020  2 years ago
Two cancer-promoting genes MYC and TWIST1 co-opt immune system cells to enable cancer cells to spread, but blocking a key step in this process can help prevent the disease from developing. These research findings, published today in eLife, may help clinicians to identify cancer patients at risk of metastasis, a process where cancer cells spread to other parts of the body....
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 16, 2020  2 years ago
The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) laboratory that invented cryolipolisis or "Coolsculpting," a popular non-surgical method for reducing fat under the skin, is developing a new form of the technology that can selectively reduce fat almost anywhere in the body using a safe, injectable ice solution or "slurry." The new technology, not yet approved for use in humans, is d...
Source : Thailand Medical News   Jan 16, 2020  2 years ago
Medical researchers from University College London (UCL) have discovered the mechanism that allows the brain to monitor its own blood supply, a finding in rats which may help to find new treatments for human conditions including hypertension (high blood pressure) and dementia. For many years, scientists have suspected that the brain had a way of monitoring and regulating its own ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 15, 2020  2 years ago
The general public should be wary of searching for probiotics information online as most webpages originate from unreliable sources and the health-benefit claims are often not supported by robust scientific evidence. In a new study, published in Frontiers in Medicine, cautions that while Google is adept at sorting the most reliable websites to the top of the list, the majority of webs...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 15, 2020  2 years ago
Chinese officials said Wednesday that the possibility that a new virus in central China could spread between humans cannot be ruled out, though the risk of transmission at the moment appears to be low. Health surveillance officer use temperature scanner to monitor passengers arriving at the Hong Kong International airport . Fifty-nine people in the city of Wuhan have received a preliminary diag...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 15, 2020  2 years ago
A new research has shown that an antibody that usually helps defend the skin against harmful substances or infections may promote tumor growth during chronic tissue inflammation. The skin's defenses against environmental assault can help tumors to grow when skin is exposed to chronic inflammation, finds a study in mice published in eLife. Typically, the IgE antibody is most ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 15, 2020  2 years ago
Many are not aware that it has been almost a quarter century since the first drug was approved for stroke. But what's even more striking is that only a single drug remains approved today for stroke treatment. Fortunately a new research by medical scientists at the University Of Georgia is about to change that. The medical scientists, funded by the National Institutes of Health, presented&nb...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 15, 2020  2 years ago
Research results from treating endometriosis in mice with cannabinoids suggest they can alleviate some symptoms of the disease, according to a new study in the open-access journal eLife. The research findings have led to the start of a clinical trial in collaboration with the Gynecology Service of the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Spain. This trial will evaluate the possible benefits of th...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 15, 2020  2 years ago
Study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center—Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital (OSUCCC—James) reveals how a clotting protein and blood platelets can promote cancer progression and suppress immune responses to cancer. The study findings show how thrombin, a clotting protein in the blood, causes blood platelets to release transforming growt...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 15, 2020  2 years ago
A research led by medical oncologists at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC—James) shows how resistance to a promising targeted drug develops in patients with a rare, lethal cancer of the bile ducts called cholangiocarcinoma. The research, reported in the journal Molecular Cancer Ther...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 14, 2020  2 years ago
A new study has found that a mysterious piece of genetic material restrains the spread of skin cancer cells, but is frequently lost as they mature. Published online in Cancer Cell, the new work revolves around circular RNA, a recently described type of ribonucleic acid (RNA).   Often, DNA blueprints are converted into RNA and then into proteins with cellular functions. While most RNA a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 14, 2020  2 years ago
Medical researchers at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) and the University Health Network (UHN) have discovered detailed new information about the subtypes of pancreatic cancer. A better understanding of the disease groups may lead to new treatment options and improved clinical outcomes for this lethal disease. Dr Faiyaz Notta and Dr Steven Gallinger  Credit: OICR The resea...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 14, 2020  2 years ago
Medical researchers at the University of South Florida (USF) have discovered a novel feedback pathway from the brain to the eye that modulates eye pressure, a significant advancement in the effort to diagnose and treat glaucoma. Glaucoma is associated with increased pressure in the eye due to a reduce ability of the eye to maintain proper fluid drainage. The heightened pressure applies mechanical ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 14, 2020  2 years ago
Experiences of being fatigue, feeling excessively tired, devoid of energy, demoralised, and irritable? You may have burnout, a syndrome associated with a potentially deadly heart rhythm disturbance. That's the conclusion of a large study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Study author Dr. Parveen K. G...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 14, 2020  2 years ago
Medical scientists have discovered that Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) grows by taking advantage of the vitamin B6  to accelerate cell division. The research team from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) suggest they could halt the growth of this cancer by limiting its ability to manipulate the enzyme that pushes vitamin B6 to make proteins esse...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 14, 2020  2 years ago
A new study led by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation points to a groundbreaking discovery about a new potential treatment and prevention for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study team, led by Dr. Fang Liu, Senior Scientist and Head of Molecular Neuroscience in CAMH's Campbell Family Mental Health Research ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 13, 2020  2 years ago
Be it a brisk walk around the park or high-intensity training at the gym, exercise does a body good. But what if you could harness the benefits of a good workout or exercise without ever moving a muscle? Researchers from Michigan University Department Of Medicine are studying a class of naturally occurring proteins called Sestrin that have been found to mimic many of exercise’s effects in...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 13, 2020  2 years ago
According to a new clinical trial, targeted forms of radiotherapy can effectively treat bladder cancer which has spread to the lymph nodes of the pelvis. This form of cancer, known as node positive bladder cancer has a particularly poor prognosis and hasn’t usually been treated with radiotherapy. Patients are traditionally offered palliative treatment to manage their pain and other symptoms ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 13, 2020  2 years ago
Lymphopenia, a condition in which a patient exhibits lower levels of lymphocyte blood cells could be an early warning for future illness, as low counts were associated with a 60% increase in death from any cause, found a Danish study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) Dr Stig Bojesen along with other coauthors from his research team told Thailand Medical News via a phone intervi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 13, 2020  2 years ago
Emerging results from a new research indicates that there is a higher risk of early death among patients with oropharynx cancer when not caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), than those whose tumors are HPV-positive. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The increasing incidence of oropharynx cancer--a type of throat cance...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 13, 2020  2 years ago
A new research conducted by an  Italian research team from the IRCCS Medea in collaboration with the University of Milan have shown that the origins of two extremely common pathogens in human populations today, herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2 are from  Africa. The study findings have just been published in the advanced online edition of Molecular Biology and Evolution.   As...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 13, 2020  2 years ago
Bisphenol A (BPA), newer substitutes or counterpart replacement bisphenosl (BPS) can hinder heart function within minutes of a single exposure, according to a new University of Guelph study. The research is the first to show the instant effects bisphenols (BPS) can have on the heart. Biomedical Sciences Professor Dr Glen Pyle, who conducted the study with former master's student Dr Me...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 13, 2020  2 years ago
The sudden new fad of consuming green smoothies especially by young adults in Bangkok which is being promoted by several spas, health clubs and gyms and can be even found in online food delivery services and also at outlets that are sprucing up all over in areas like Silom, Rajrasong, Lardpharao, Sukhumvit etc is becoming a ‘health’ trend that could actually do more harm than good if m...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 12, 2020  2 years ago
Medical scientists at Rutgers University-Newark have discovered that when a key protein needed to generate new brain cells during prenatal and early childhood development is missing, part of the brain goes haywire, causing an imbalance in its circuitry that can lead to long-term cognitive and movement behaviors characteristic of autism spectrum disorder. Dr Juan Pablo Zanin, Rutgers-Newark resea...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 12, 2020  2 years ago
Human cells that die in the body can keep the immune system in check, thus preventing unwanted immune responses against the body's own tissues. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center have now identified a receptor on murine immune cells that activates this protective mechanism and can thus prevent dangerous autoimmune reactions in which the immune system attacks the patient's ow...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 12, 2020  2 years ago
Following diets that lead to weigh loss might not always result in  better health, especailly if you lose muscle mass. Sedentary lifestyles and age also leads to muscle mass loss can lead to a wide range of chronic illnesses or even aggravate current health conditions.  Diet and nutrition expert Dr Carla Prado has written extensively about the dangers of low muscle mass across...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 12, 2020  2 years ago
Costing less than one Thai baht per dose, metformin is cheap Type 2 diabetes drug that has been gaining recognition as a wonder drug in recent times because of numerous medical and clinical studies showing its effectives in preventing and treating certain cancers, infections, even certain neurodegenerative diseases and also immune diseases. Metformin has its distant roots in Medieval folk medic...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 12, 2020  2 years ago
Similar to security screenings to make sure nothing harmful makes its way into a crowded area, cells in the human body use checkpoints to control their growth and prevent harmful mutations from making their way into new cell populations and causing trouble. Every cell that divides and replicates its DNA must clear at least three checkpoints – all of which call on specialized genes known as t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 12, 2020  2 years ago
Despite the fact that pelvic examinations and cervical cancer screenings are no longer recommended for most females under age 21 during routine health visits, a new study has found that millions of young women are unnecessarily undergoing the tests, which can lead to false-positive testing, over-treatment, anxiety, and needless cost. Medical researchers at University of California San Francisco...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 11, 2020  2 years ago
At times, the end of an intestinal infection is just the beginning of more misery. Of those who contract traveler's diarrhea, for example, an unlucky few go on to develop irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a chronic inflammation of the intestinal tract. Medical scientists aren't sure exactly how this happens, but some think an infection may contribute to IBS by damaging the gut n...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 11, 2020  2 years ago
Health authorities in China on Saturday officially announced that a 61-year-old man had become the first person to die from viral pneumonia believed caused by a new virus from the same family as SARS, which claimed hundreds of lives more than a decade ago. Fifty-nine people with pneumonia-like symptoms have so far been diagnosed with the new virus in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 11, 2020  2 years ago
For a long time now, it has been found that losing weight is an effective treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), but why exactly this is the case has remained unclear. Now, researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that improvements in sleep apnea symptoms appear to be linked to the reduction of fat in one unexpected body part — th...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 11, 2020  2 years ago
Medical researchers at the University of Kentucky's College of Medicine have found that a class of antibiotics called aminoglycosides could be a promising treatment for frontotemporal dementia. University of Kentucky researchers (from left) Matthew Gentry, Haining Zhu and Lisha Kuang co-authored a study that shows a class of antibiotics could be a promising therapy for frontotemporal dementi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 11, 2020  2 years ago
The controversial anti-depressant drug Prozac could be used to tackle one of the deadliest childhood tumours and possibly other types of cancer, medical scientists said. Prozac or fluoxetine as it is called by its chemical name, works to fight the highly aggressive neuroblastoma, which is most common in young children. The research breakthrough led by Brunel University London could spare young...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 11, 2020  2 years ago
A Korean research team from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) has developed technology that allows diagnosis of diabetes and treatment of diabetic retinopathy just by wearing a 'smart light-emitting diode (LED) contact lens.' With this technology, it is anticipated that development of wearable diagnostic and therapeutic devices for diabetes will be realized. Professo...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 10, 2020  2 years ago
A new large study of Chinese adults, published by the scientific journal Addiction, has found that eight percent of men in China are problem drinkers, and that problem drinking is more prevalent among men of lower socio-economic status and in rural areas. Problem drinking is associated with significantly increased risk of physical and mental health problems and premature death. Alcohol consum...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 10, 2020  2 years ago
A breakthrough discovery that could improve the clinical delivery of insulin for people living with diabetes, medical scientists from Australia have developed a non-fibrillating form of human insulin. Utilizing a novel glycosylation technique, an international research team led by Associate Professor Dr Akhter Hossain from the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, has successfully...

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