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Source: Eta Variant  Aug 08, 2021  4 months ago
The ETA variant that debuts from Nigeria and has a typical “scamming” behavior in the sense that it cannot be detected by many present COVID-19 RT-PCR testing platforms is now worrying virologists and experts from around the world as it starts to become more prevalent in circulation and spread.   Thailand Medical News first reported about this variant at that time known as the B....
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Aug 07, 2021  4 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs: A new mouse based vivo study by researchers from the Scripps Research Institute-California along with scientist from the University of Texas and Sorrento Therapeutics Inc.-California have found that salicylanilides which are active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) found in drugs used to treat tapeworm infestations demonstrated efficacy in terms of inhibiting the SARS-CoV-2 coronav...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Aug 07, 2021  4 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Scientists from the University of Birmingham and Keele University in the UK and the San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Italy have demonstrated that the licensed cholesterol lowering drug fenofibrate and its active form (fenofibric acid) can significantly reduce SARS-COV-2 infection in human cells in the laboratory. Importantly, reduction of infection was obtained using conce...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Aug 06, 2021  4 months ago
A new study by researchers from various medical and research institutions in China led by scientists from the State Key Laboratory of Virology-Wuhan University has found that it is the N or nucleocapsid proteins of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that is activating the NLRP3 Inflammasomes resulting in hyperinflammation and not the spike proteins. Typically excessive inflammatory responses induced upon...
Source: COVID-19 Herbs And Phytochemicals  Aug 06, 2021  4 months ago
COVID-19 Herbs And Phytochemicals: Yet another review study has emerged that confirms that the phytochemical Thymoquinone found in Nigella Sativa seeds is able to treat COVID-19. Nigella sativa (Black caraway, also known as black cumin, nigella or kalonji) is an annual flowering plant in the family Ranunculaceae, native to Western Asia and also parts of South East Asia including Northern Tha...
Source: Long COVID  Aug 05, 2021  4 months ago
Despite the advent of COVID-19 vaccines, the world is beginning to come to terms that the COVID-19 crisis is not going away any time soon and that it is a losing the battle as more transmissible and potent SARS-CoV-2 variants keep on emerging. Already it is anticipated that from now till next year, more concerning variants are likely to emerge with the anticipated ‘Omega’ variant that ...
Source: COVID-19 And Cytokine Storms  Aug 04, 2021  4 months ago
A new study by researchers from University of Alberta, Edmonton-Canada have discovered that a little known protein called Galectin-9 is responsible for the destructive and often lethal cytokine storms in COVID-19 patients.   Galectin-9 (Gal-9) is an abundant protein in many immune and nonimmune cells. Galectin-9 is a beta-galactoside lectin protein that has important cytoplasmic, intracellul...
Source: Pneumonic Plague   Aug 04, 2021  4 months ago
U.S. Medical News: The U.S. Forest Service has announced urgent warnings that chipmunks in the Lake Tahoe Forest vicinity that near the borders between California and Nevada have been found to be infected with plague that is transmissible to humans. https://www.facebook.com/LakeTahoeUSFS/posts/3965838150211047   https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/efd9ae9cc06a4f6b9d7fb5120def0ca2 The letha...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Aug 04, 2021  4 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs: A new in vitro study conducted by researchers from University of Georgia-US and Shahid Beheshti University-Iran has found that the common high pressure drug called Losartan is able to inhibit SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus replication.   Losartan, sold under the trade name Cozaar among others, is a medication mainly used to treat high blood pressure. Losartan belongs to a gr...
Source: Oxygen Concentrators  Aug 04, 2021  4 months ago
Those wanting to purchase oxygen concentrators are advised to contact us via email at : tmnmedicalconcierge@gmail.com especially those seeking to re-export to other countries. However, for re-export, those wanting to buy must have local reps in Thailand to pick up the goods in person and have it re-exported themselves as we do not provide that service due to staff shortage and the COVID-19 si...
Source: COVID-19 Related Acute Myocardial Infarction and Ischemic Stroke  Aug 03, 2021  4 months ago
Despite many warnings by Thailand Medical New since the mid of last year that the COVID-19 disease was being a high risk factor for getting a stroke or a heart attack for not only for those that were affected but also those who were deemed recovered, many researchers and even doctors simply ignored us. Worse, certain American researchers even went to the extent of saying that this was not true and...
Source: Myocarditis and SARS-CoV-2  Aug 02, 2021  4 months ago
A new observational study conducted in the United States by researchers from Case Western Reserve University-Ohio, Akron Children’s Hospital Heart Center-Ohio and the MetroHealth System-Cleveland has alarmingly revealed that the incidence rate of myocarditis due to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection is about 450 per million cases among young males. Young males with the COVID-19 disease, wh...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Mutations-  Aug 02, 2021  4 months ago
Despite constant warnings by Thailand Medical News for researchers and doctors to abandon antibody based treatment protocols to treat COVID-19 as they are driving mutations regarding resistance and immune evasion, little has been done to stop these protocols. Instead Thailand Medical News has always been advocating a combination of antiviral therapeutic agents to be used to not only inhibit the S...
Source: miRNAs and SARS-CoV-2  Aug 02, 2021  4 months ago
COVID-19 Therapeutics: Researchers from Gujarat University inspired by Thailand Medical News call to focus on Phytochemicals and microRNAs as solutions to containing the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic have in a new study utilizing computational workflow, identified potential cellular miRNA candidates that are potent in providing antiviral defense against SARS-CoV-2 infection. The study team designed a syste...
Source: SARS-CoV-2-Research  Aug 02, 2021  4 months ago
Since the debut of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in Wuhan-China in late 2019, scientists are constantly discovering new characteristics and facets of the complex novel coronavirus and also its pathogenesis and ways its affects various aspects of the cellular pathways of the human host. In a new study by researchers from the Institute of Molecular Virology, Ulm University Medical Center-Germany, it w...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Mutations  Aug 01, 2021  4 months ago
A new study led by researchers from Kumamoto University-Japan and , Weizmann Institute of Science-Israel have found that the L452R mutation of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, which is common to two mutant strains, the Epsilon and Delta, can evade cellular immunity through the human leukocyte (HLA) A24 and can increase viral infectivity. According to the study team which also involved scientist...
Source: COVID-19 Symptoms  Aug 01, 2021  4 months ago
Researchers from King’s College London along with experts from University College London have in a new study tried to differentiate the symptoms associated with COVID-19 vaccinations and those that are seen from early COVID-19 infections. Symptom prevalence and distribution during the first week after the first dose of vaccination, in symptomatic individuals testing positive or negative fo...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Variants  Jul 31, 2021  4 months ago
An alarming warning has been issued by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) ie a British Government body that advises the central British government in emergencies and chaired by the United Kingdom's Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, that future strains of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus could be as deadly as MERS, which kills 35% of those it infects. The warnings wer...
Source: Lambda Variant  Jul 31, 2021  4 months ago
Japanese researchers from the University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, Tokai University, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Kobe University, University of Miyazaki , Osaka University, National Institute of Infectious Diseases-Tokyo  and the National Institute of Genetics-Japan based on a new study conducted have concluded that the Lambda variant is to date the most lethal variant to ever emer...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jul 30, 2021  4 months ago
Researchers from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine-UK, Liverpool University Hospitals –UK, University of Oxford-UK and Pfizer Vaccines-USA in a new study investigating the immunological consequences of secondary Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) infection in COVID-19 patients have found that S. pneumoniae, which is a Gram-positive bacterium responsible for pneumonia, mod...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs-Budesonide  Jul 29, 2021  4 months ago
Another study finding has emerged proving the antiviral effects of Budesonide when used either as an inhaler or as a nasal spray.   German researchers from the Ruhr-University Bochum and also from the European Virus Bioinformatics Center (EVBC) based in Jena-Germany have in a new study confirmed the viral effects of Budesonide against the wildtype SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and even against the ...
Source: COVID-19 Antivirals  Jul 29, 2021  4 months ago
A new study by scientists from the National Institutes for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC)-China has found that lectins derived from lentils (Lens culinaris)- a staple in Indian cuisine often known as dhal, exhibits antiviral properties against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The study findings were published in the peer reviewed journal: Emerging Microbes and Infection. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi...
Source: Breaking COVID-19 News  Jul 28, 2021  4 months ago
A new study by researchers from the University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom has found that inflammation and blood clotting seen in very severe cases of COVID-19 may be caused by the antibodies sent to fight the disease activating unnecessary platelet activity in the lungs. According to the study team a subset of patients with COVID-19 typically become critically ill, suffering from severe ...
Source:COVID-19 Disinfectants  Jul 28, 2021  4 months ago
A new study by researchers from Queen’s University Belfast-UK has found that rosin soap could serve as a virucide against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The study findings showed that rosin soap was able to rapidly and potently inactivate influenza virus and other enveloped viruses. The study team which also included researchers from Finland showed that rosin soap can inactivate the human enve...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Research   Jul 27, 2021  4 months ago
A new French study led by the Institut Pasteur has found that a domain of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus Nsp 3protein interacts with unusual human host deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA) structures called G-quadruplexes or G4s and this interaction could possibly be contributing to virulence. The use of inhibitors of these interactions could serve as potential antiviral compounds. ...
Source: COVID-19 Pandemic  Jul 26, 2021  4 months ago
As the more potent Delta variant is fast becoming the dominant strain and is fast spreading around the various populations globally, along with more potential dangers from other emerging variants, it is important for everyone to stay safe and to play their part in trying to control the pandemic. ???   The WHO, U.S. CDC, various governments, numerous researchers , doctors, media and vaccine ...
Source: Help Needed  Jul 26, 2021  4 months ago
Thailand Medical News has been trying to rasie funds to purchase COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits, oxygen concentrators, high flow nasal oxygen machines and various drugs for migrant workers in Bangkok and Maesot province and also for Thais in Bangkok. Despite numerous appeals, we did not even get one buyer or even one donor! We have tons of readers from around the world but no support.(Off course...
Source: Emerging SARS-CoV-2 Variants  Jul 25, 2021  4 months ago
British health officials are investigating a new variant designated B.1.621 that has made a debut in the country. Researchers are warning that this new variant could be another VOC or variant of concern that is likely to contribute towards steering the course of the COVID-19 pandemic as it gets to be more dominant in circulation. The B.1.621 variant was initially identified in Columbia somet...
Source: Herbs and Phytochemicals for COVID-19.  Jul 24, 2021  4 months ago
As the COVID-19 pandemic fast accelerates into a more catastrophic mode and there are still no effective antivirals to date plus antibody therapies as well as vaccines are beginning to show signs of being defeated by the new emerging variants, there is a dire need for effective therapeutics against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and various study teams around the world are frantically searching for pr...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  Jul 23, 2021  4 months ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: A new study by researchers from the University of Manchester-UK has found that platelet size can be used to predict COVID-19 severity and mortality. According to the researchers, parameters reflecting platelet size can be sensitive indicators that circulating platelets are activated and COVID-19 patients are at increased risk of thrombosis.   The team attempted to asses...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Induces Human Epigenomic Reprogramming  Jul 23, 2021  4 months ago
An alarming study finding of a recent research conducted by scientist from the University of Texas Science Center, Houston-USA, has revealed that upon infection, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus alters the host chromatin architecture to suppress antiviral interferon-responsive genes and augment inflammatory genes. The process that SARS-CoV-2 deploys is similar to what can be termed as epigenomic reprogr...
Source: Epstein-Barr virus and COVID-19  Jul 22, 2021  4 months ago
A number of studies are emerging that indicate Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) reactivation may play a role both in the development of long COVID symptoms, as well as severe COVID-19 cases. It has been found that Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients sometimes experience long-term symptoms following resolution of acute disease, including fatigue, brain fog, and rashes.   One study published ...
Source: COVID-19 Cat Transmission   Jul 22, 2021  4 months ago
An alarming study finding has emerged from a research conducted by scientist from Wageningen Bioveterinary Research-Netherlands  and Wageningen University-Netherlands in which it has been found that domestic cats play a role in the transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)-the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The research team has also...
Source: COVID-19 Induced Acute Kidney Injury  Jul 21, 2021  4 months ago
A new study by researchers from Mayo Clinic has found that acute kidney injury often found in most hospitalized COVID-19 patients are similar to that of sepsis-caused kidney injury and that the immune response triggered by the infection plays a pivotal role. The study findings also suggest that that mitochondrial dysfunction ie a loss of function in cellular energy production is commonly foun...
Source: Diet and COVID-19 Protection  Jul 21, 2021  4 months ago
Researchers from the Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University-Chicago have in a new study found that healthy diets rich in vegetables and more than one cup of black coffee per day might actually help protect against COVID-19.   The study findings were published in the peer reviewed journal: Nutrients. https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/6/2114 &nb...
Source: COVID-19 Immunology  Jul 20, 2021  4 months ago
A new study by researchers from the University of California-San Francisco and the Gladstone Institutes-California has shown that exhausted T cells are linked to increased risk of COVID-19 mortality. Despite T cells being key players in SARS-CoV-2 immunity, little is known about the phenotypic features of SARS-CoV-2-specific T cells associated with recovery from the COVID-19 disease. &n...
Source: India COVID-19 News  Jul 20, 2021  4 months ago
India already has earned the reputation of being the land of COVID-19 scams, second to China but more despicable as often their own innocent people are the victims. https://thethaiger.com/news/world/covid-19-sees-a-rise-in-dangerous-scams-in-india   https://www.npr.org/2021/07/09/1014512227/thousands-given-fake-vaccines-through-scam-in-india   https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/ma...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 And Human Skin  Jul 20, 2021  4 months ago
Alarming study findings have emerged from a new study conducted by Spanish researchers from the Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC)-Spain in which it was found that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus spike glycoproteins were able to interact with oily human skin surfaces and also skin sebum and ceramides. The study team said in their abstract that the possibility of contamination o...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jul 19, 2021  4 months ago
A new study by biotech researchers from Hangzhou-China involved in a development of new drug formulation has found that N-Acetylneuraminic Acid (NANA)  and its analogs such as acetylneuraminic acid methyl ester (NANA-Me) are able prevent and also treat adverse reactions caused by COVID-19 infections and also by COVID-19 vaccines. Edible Bird's Nest- A Good Source Of N-Acetylneuramin...
Source: Israel And Pfizer  Jul 19, 2021  4 months ago
WTF! For all these months we were brainwashed that the inoculations developed and being used to control this current pandemic were at least effective in preventing  progression of disease severity and also prevent mortality even though they fail to prevent infections and the spread of the virus! Israel was showcased by 'bastard journalists' from Western media that the vaccination pro...
Source: Long COVID-19 News  Jul 18, 2021  4 months ago
A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Birmingham indicates that individuals who exhibit 5 or more symptoms during the first week of a SARS-CoV-2 infection are most likely to develop Long COVID. Note: Not only adults can get Long COVID, lots of children are now being discovered to suffer from Long COVID as well and special attention are needed for them.   Worldwide, ther...
Source: Indian Researchers  Jul 18, 2021  4 months ago
From day one of the COVID-19 crisis, we have been flooded with stories of studies getting retracted from various journals as a result of inaccuracies and garbage being thrown at our faces by many Indian researchers. Off course nothing beats it all like the Surgispheres scandal that involved a Indian porn star and  non-existent lists of participants involved in a couple of COVID-19 drug studi...
Source: Announcement  Jul 18, 2021  4 months ago
Note that all our stocks of medical oxygen concentrators, medical oxygen tanks and high flow medical oxygen machines are sold out and we do not expect any stocks for the next 3 to 6 months as some of the overseas suppliers are themselves overwhelmed. Please do not send us queries for these products for the time being as we are unable to deliver.   As for AEDs or automated external defibrill...
Source: COVID-19 Disease  Jul 18, 2021  4 months ago
A new comprehensive study by researchers from University of São Paulo-Brazila and the Hospital do Servidor Público Estadual –Brazil has uncovered more concerning details about the COVID-19 disease. The researchers warn that COVID-19 is a chronic disease that can trigger immunoparalysis , autoimmune diseases, neoplastic transformation and latent infectious diseases! The Lon...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Jul 17, 2021  4 months ago
Thailand Coronavirus News: It is hard being the Prime Minister at the moment as whatever decision is taken, there are always going to be people that are not happy and going to kick up a ruckus. However at the same time the Government has to accept responsibility that due to poorly made decisions in the last few months, the COVID-19 situation deteriorated badly. Thais who are homeless and low-inco...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Variants  Jul 17, 2021  4 months ago
Finally a study that goes along the lines of what Thailand Medical News has been saying for a long time: every SARS-CoV-2 variant exhibits a unique pathogenesis pattern and also affects the human immune system differently! COVID-19 is not a homogenous diseases caused by a common pathogen! Every variant is unique and hence ultimately the only way to better treat COVID-19 is through a personalized m...
Source: COVID-19 And The Human Skin  Jul 16, 2021  4 months ago
Our understanding and data about the SARS-CoV-2 and the COVID-19 disease is evolving day by day but we are still lagging behind the novel coronavirus as the virus itself is evolving and coming up with new variants that behave differently and also exhibit different pathogenesis and affects different human cellular pathways and also reacts differently with those pathways. To make matters worse, th...
Source: COVID-19 Research- Mutations  Jul 16, 2021  4 months ago
A new study by scientists from the Technische Universitat Berlin-Germany and University of Oxford-UK claims that SARS-CoV-2 mutations like N501Y could be indirectly be caused by host commensal microbiota. From the study abstract, the researchers say, “Since the emergence of SARS-CoV-2, little attention has been paid to the interplay between the interaction of virus and commensal microbiota....
Source: Pediatric COVID-19  Jul 16, 2021  4 months ago
Pediatric COVID-19: A new study by researchers from various British institutions and hospitals including the University of Liverpool, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Evelina Children's Hospital, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, University of Newcastle, Oxford Children's Hospital, Nottingham Children's Hospital, University of Glasgow, University of Newcastle and many other...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs-Statins  Jul 16, 2021  4 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs: A new study by researchers from the University of California-San Diego School Of medicine-USA has confirmed that patients taking statin medications had a 41 percent lower risk of in-hospital death from COVID-19. According to the study team, statins have anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects that may reduce the severity of the COVID-19 disease, in which organ dysfunction i...
Source: Long COVID News  Jul 15, 2021  4 months ago
With official figures stating that more than 188 million individuals globally have been infected with the COVID-19 disease and majority deemed ‘recovered’ but the US CDC and WHO saying the figures could be far much more ie tenfold, one cannot but feel worried about the impact of long term medical conditions from Long COVID and how it is going to bring about the eventual collapse health...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Variants  Jul 15, 2021  4 months ago
Thailand Medical News is warning scientists, medical researches, genomic experts and virologist to pay careful attention to the second, third and fourth generation variants emerging from the Delta, Gamma and Lambda lineages. Currently the world is too engrossed simply on the VOCs or variants of concern and also vaccines but very little is focused on the emerging second, third and fourth generatio...
Source: COVID-19 Therapeutics  Jul 15, 2021  5 months ago
COVID-19 Therapeutics: A new study by researchers from University of Fukui-Japan shows that Short Chain Fatty Acids (SCFAs) could be used as potential therapeutics to treat COVID-19 and also to act as a prophylaxis. The researchers showed that SCFAs could downregulate ACE2 in epithelial cells. According to the study team inflammatory endotype affects ACE2 expression in the nasal mucosa and influe...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Care-Heparin  Jul 14, 2021  5 months ago
COVID-19 Clinical Care: A new study undertaken by medical researchers from the St. Michael's Hospital, a treatment site of Unity Health Toronto and the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine indicates that administering a full dose of a standard blood thinner early to moderately ill hospitalized patients with COVID-19 could halt the thrombo-inflammation process and reduce the risk of...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs-Aspirin  Jul 14, 2021  5 months ago
Aspirin-COVID-19: A detailed systematic review and meta-analysis study by researchers from the Michigan State University, USA has found that aspirin usage is associated with a significant reduction in overall and in-hospital mortality rates. The current COVID-19 pandemic has so far caused more than 4.05 million deaths and far more are expected to die in coming surges.   The benefits of aspir...

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