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Source: Thailand Medical News   Jan 04, 2020  2 years ago
Authorities in Hong Kong activated a newly created "serious response" level Saturday as fears spread about a mysterious infectious disease that may have been brought back by visitors from  mainland China. Five possible cases have been reported in Hong Kong of a mysterious viral pneumonia that has also infected at least 44 people in Wuhan, an inland city west of Shanghai and about...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 04, 2020  2 years ago
A research study indicates that following the Mediterranean diet may help kidney transplant recipients maintain transplant kidney function. The findings appear in an January 2020  issue of The Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Even with improvements in the survival of transplanted kidneys in the early years after transplantation, loss of kidney function...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 04, 2020  2 years ago
A new study has found that long-term consumption of lingonberry juice lowers high blood pressure and improves the function of blood vessels. Typically at some point in their lives, many people develop elevated blood pressure, even hypertension and functional disturbances in blood vessels related to low-grade inflammation. In addition to drug therapies, nutrition has a key role in the management...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 04, 2020  2 years ago
The research findings of the two studies by  Harvard Medical School, both conducted in animal models, show that bile acids promote the differentiation and activity of several types of T cells involved in regulating inflammation and linked to intestinal inflammatory conditions. They also reveal that gut microbes are critical for converting bile acids into immune-signaling molecules. The resear...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Jan 04, 2020  2 years ago
How different chemical compounds in creams, cosmetics, and other consumer products  trigger allergic reactions in the skin  has remained somewhat mysterious for a long time. Finally a new study suggests the way some chemicals displace natural fats in skin cells may explain how many common ingredients trigger allergic contact dermatitis, and encouragingly, suggests a new way to treat the ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 03, 2020  2 years ago
Health authorities in China on Friday confirmed more cases of a mysterious viral pneumonia that has sparked fears about a resurgence of SARS, the flu-like virus that killed hundreds of people more than a decade ago. The total 44 cases, up from the initial 27 announced Tuesday, include 11 "severe cases," health authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan said in a statemen...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 03, 2020  2 years ago
In a latest development, the European Commission (EC) has approved Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen’s Spravato (esketamine) nasal spray for treatment-resistant major depressive disorder. Spravato or Esketamine is an antagonist of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) glutamate receptor and is similar in composition to illegal drug ketamine; Janssen has a risk management plan related to ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 03, 2020  2 years ago
Cardiac or heart problems are a common development for people with diabetes. In fact, about 35% of people globally are admitted to the hospital for heart failure also have diabetes. Heart failure may be the result of a co-condition, such as hypertension or coronary heart disease, but not always. A new study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Diabetes Mellitus Is an Independent Predictor...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 03, 2020  2 years ago
According to a new research published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, HIV patients lose immunity to smallpox even though they were vaccinated against the disease as children and have had much of their immune system restored with antiretroviral therapy. Termed as  HIV-associated immune amnesia, the finding could explain why people living with HIV still tend to have shorter lives on a...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Jan 03, 2020  2 years ago
Individuals with drug-resistant epilepsy also can have deleterious neuropsychiatric symptoms like anxiety, depression, psychosis and impaired memory. These have negative impacts on quality of life, and there is an unmet need to improve therapy for such patients. Diagnosing and monitoring such neurobehavioral symptoms is challenging because their presentation can overlap with seizures. Dr Sandip...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 03, 2020  2 years ago
Human sperm are influenced by diet, and the effects arise rapidly. This is the conclusion of a study by researchers at Linköping University, in which healthy young men were fed a diet rich in sugar. The study, which has been published in PLOS Biology, gives new insight into the function of sperm, and may in the long term contribute to new diagnostic methods to measure sperm quality. D...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 03, 2020  2 years ago
Supplementing the body with short chain fatty acids can improve stroke recovery, according to research in animal models recently published in JNeurosci. Short chain fatty acid supplementation may be a non-invasive addition to stroke rehabilitation therapies. Post-stroke neuronal plasticity is altered by short-chain fatty acid treatment. Credit: Sadler et al., JNeurosci 2019  ...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Jan 03, 2020  2 years ago
The regulatory drug and  medical device agency, the US FDA has approved an artificial pancreas system based on technology from the University of Virginia Center for Diabetes Technology that automatically monitors and regulates blood glucose levels. Dr Boris Kovatchev, Ph.D., director of the UVA center told Thailand Medical News, "We are excited that our decade-long research, which rec...
Source: Thailand Cannabis News  Jan 02, 2020  2 years ago
Individuals with active cannabis dependence and abuse were nearly twice as likely to suffer a heart attack after surgery, according to a study led by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital of Unity Health Toronto. The research, published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), also found the pre...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 02, 2020  2 years ago
A new machine learning platform can generate clinically valid alerts for medication errors that might be missed with existing clinical decision support (CDS) systems, according to a study published in the January issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. Dr Ronen Rozenblum, Ph.D., M.P.H., from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues examined the ability ...
Source: Thailand Cannabis News  Jan 02, 2020  2 years ago
Medical researchers from the University of Aberdeen have identified parts of a gene that could open the door to treatment with medical cannabis for millions of people. Despite being promising, the potential of cannabinoids in treating disease, addiction and obesity has been hampered due to the unpredictability of adverse side-effects which can include depression and psychosis. At present there ...
Source : Thailand Cannabis News  Jan 02, 2020  2 years ago
A new drug that provides the benefits derived from medicinal cannabis without the "high" or other side effects may help to unlock a new treatment for Parkinson's disease. HU-308 is the new drug that lessens devastating involuntary movements called dyskinesias, a side effect from years of treatment for Parkinson's disease. The new research, published in Neurobiology of Disease,...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 02, 2020  2 years ago
Globally, more individuals die from tuberculosis (TB) than any other infectious disease, even though the vast majority were vaccinated. The vaccine just isn't that reliable. But a new Nature study finds that simply changing the way the vaccine is administered could dramatically boost its protective power. Medical researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and t...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Jan 01, 2020  2 years ago
According to new research by University of Alberta, in most cases, your genes have less than five percent to do with your risk of developing a particular disease. The researchers examined two decades of data from studies on the relationships between common gene mutations, also known as single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), and different diseases and conditions in a largest meta-anal...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 01, 2020  2 years ago
Biomedical engineers from University of Connecticut have designed a non-toxic, biodegradable device that can help medication move from blood vessels into brain tissues, a route traditionally blocked by the body's defense mechanisms. The research findings are published in the PNAS Journal.  Typically, blood vessels in the brain are lined by cells fitted together tightly, forming a so-call...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 01, 2020  2 years ago
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System report that accumulating amyloid, an abnormal protein linked to neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) occurred faster among persons deemed to have "objectively-defined subtle cognitive difficulties" (Obj-SCD) than among persons considered to be...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 01, 2020  2 years ago
2020 will herald a new period of increased health and medical incidences in Thailand as a whole and this might seem contradictory to the fact that the amount of medical advances, and even high tech such as AI etc coming on board into the medical industry. With the emergence of the local “lazy economy” due to the tech and startup invasion, not only will food delivery, online shopping...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 31, 2019  2 years ago
A new meta-analysis study led by St. Michael's Hospital of Unity Health Toronto found children who drank whole milk had 40 per cent lower odds of being overweight or obese compared with children who consumed reduced-fat milk. The study findings, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, analyzed 28 studies from seven countries that explored the relationship between child...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 31, 2019  2 years ago
A new preventive treatment for dementia may proceed to clinical trials after successful animal testing. The American-led research is looking to develop effective immunotherapy via a new vaccine to remove 'brain plaque' and tau protein aggregates linked to Alzheimer's disease. Successful results in recent studies in bigenic mice models supports progression to human trials ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 31, 2019  2 years ago
Each year, a lack of vaccination leads to about 1.5 million preventable deaths, primarily in developing nations. One factor that makes vaccination campaigns in those nations more difficult is that there is little infrastructure for storing medical records, so there’s often no easy way to determine who needs a particular vaccine. Researchers from MIT have now developed a novel way to recor...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 31, 2019  2 years ago
Debaucherous evening last night? You’re probably dealing with Veisalgia, the medical term for hangover right now. This unpleasant phenomenon has been dogging humanity since our ancestors first happened upon fermentation. Hangovers happen as your body tries to protect itself from alcohol’s toxic effects.   Nasty vertigo-inducing, cold sweat-promoting and vomit-producing sensation...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 31, 2019  2 years ago
Medical researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered a new organelle inside our cells that helps to prevent cancer by ensuring that genetic material is sorted correctly as cells divide. Dr P. Todd Stukenberg, PhD, of UVA’s Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics & the UVA Cancer Center. Credit: Dan Addison | UVA The study team have conn...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 30, 2019  2 years ago
The US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) declined the approval of the first long-acting, monthly HIV drug called Cabenuva. The regulatory agency’s decision to decline the approval was due to concerns related to the manufacturing and control process, and not due to the safety and effectiveness of the drug. Pharma giant, ViiV Healthcare Ltd., the manufacturer of Cabenuva, told Thailand Me...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 30, 2019  2 years ago
Public Health officials and infectious disease specialists around the world are warning that the deadly Nipah virus which has already caused a stir across South and South East Asia,  could emerge as the next deadly global threat with any new mutations taking place. They said the virus has “serious epidemic potential.” The Nipah virus was identified in 1999 in Singapore and Mala...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 30, 2019  2 years ago
A recent study suggests that some readings from routine blood tests could help identify people at higher risk of disease and death related to disease. Doctors currently use the readings as markers of immune condition and inflammation.   The researchers analyzed 12 years of data from 31,178 participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).   It was found tha...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Dec 30, 2019  2 years ago
Individuals with gum disease (periodontitis) have a greater likelihood of high blood pressure (hypertension), according to a study published today in Cardiovascular Research, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Professor Dr Francesco D'Aiuto of UCL Eastman Dental Institute, UK and senior author told Thailand Medical News, "We observed a linear association ie the...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 30, 2019  2 years ago
Kratom is increasingly being used to manage pain and treat opioid addiction in the US and Europe but it's not safe to use as an herbal supplement, according to new research led by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. Dr William Eggleston, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Binghamton University, had been seeing more and more patients presenting w...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 30, 2019  2 years ago
The US drug regulatory agency,the FDA has approved Ubrelvy (ubrogepant) tablets for the acute (immediate) treatment of migraine with or without aura (a sensory phenomenon or visual disturbance) in adults. Ubrelvy is not indicated for the preventive treatment of migraine. It is the first drug in the class of oral calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor antagonists approved for the acute treatment ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 29, 2019  2 years ago
IceCure Medical, an Israel based company said that it received US regulatory approval to expand the use of its cryoablation technology to treat benign and cancerous tumors in livers and kidneys. The IceCure's treatment platform uses special needles to inject liquid nitrogen to freeze and destroy tumors without the need for surgery. IceCure had initially focused on breast tumors, but now th...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 29, 2019  2 years ago
Toxocariasis is an infection transmitted from animals to humans (zoonosis) caused by the parasitic roundworms commonly found in the intestine of dogs (Toxocara canis) and cats (T. cati). Human toxocariasis (HT), affects close to one-fifth of the world's population and deserves increased attention, a systematic review and meta-analysis suggests. Dr. Ali Rostami of Babol Uni...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 29, 2019  2 years ago
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has innovatively developed tiny subcutaneous implants that can continuously measure a person’s blood glucose, heart rate and other physiological conditions. They developed a new wireless reader that is so sensitive to minute changes in a sensor’s readings that it enables the creation of sub-millimetre microsensors, t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 29, 2019  2 years ago
According to a new study in a large prospective cohort of US radiation technologists, higher cumulative occupational exposure to low-dose radiation is associated with excess additive risk (EAR) of developing cataract. Dr. Mark P. Little of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland told Thailand Medical News, "Our findings, if confirmed, have important implications for clinical sc...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Dec 29, 2019  2 years ago
The American drug regulatory agency, the US FDA has approved two applications for the first generics of Eliquis (apixaban) tablets to reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Apixaban is also indicated for the prophylaxis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which may lead to pulmonary embolism (PE), in patients who have undergone hip or knee repl...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 29, 2019  2 years ago
A new wearable monitoring medical device to make treatments easier and more affordable for the millions of people with swallowing disorders is about to be released into the market. Purdue researchers created wearable technology to help people with swallowing disorders. Credit: Jared Pike/Purdue University Dr Georgia A. Malandraki, an Associate Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 28, 2019  2 years ago
University Of Texas Southwestern researchers report that animal models fed a plant-rich diet are less susceptible to gastrointestinal (GI) infection from a pathogen such as the one currently under investigation for a widespread E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce. A strain of E. coli known as EHEC, which causes debilitating and potentially deadly inflammation in the colon ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 28, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers from the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) Russia, Center for Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering (CDISE) have recently developed a MRI-based adolescent intelligence prediction platform. For the first time ever, the Skoltech scientists used ensemble methods based on deep learning 3-D networks to deal with this challenging prediction task. The ...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Dec 28, 2019  2 years ago
Medical researchers from the University of Toronto have identified a key protein that supports the growth of many colorectal cancers. The study, which is published in the Journal of Cell Biology, reveals that a protein called Importin-11 transports the cancer-causing protein βcatenin into the nucleus of colon cancer cells, where it can drive cell proliferation. Inhibiting this transport ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 28, 2019  2 years ago
A recent study revealed that one dose of the HPV vaccine may prevent infection from the potential cancer-causing virus, according to research published in JAMA Network Open from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). More than 34,800 new cancer diagnoses are linked to human papillomavirus (HPV) annually just in America alone according to the Cen...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 28, 2019  2 years ago
Japanese researchers from Riken BioResource Research Center have identified a protein that transports essential amino acids across the placenta and its critical contribution to normal embryonic development in mammals. Typically, the placenta provides a supportive environment for developing mammalian fetuses. One of its most important roles is to supply nutrients, including amino acids, from the...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 28, 2019  2 years ago
A new study by researchers from University Of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) revealed a new way to predict which patients with "stable" heart failure ie those who have heart injury but do not require hospitalization, have a higher risk of dying within one to three years. Although people with stable heart failure have similar characteristics, some have rapid disease progression while othe...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 27, 2019  2 years ago
Medical researchers from Edith Cowan University, Australia have found that a chronic disease affecting up to 80 per cent of overweight people may be causing an iron deficiency that simply leaves them too tired to get off the couch. The incidence of fatty liver disease globally is about 25% or 1 of of 4 adults and is often associated with being overweight or obese. If left untreat...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 27, 2019  2 years ago
Medical tattooing is a critical reconstructive component in women following mastectomy. recently, novel three-dimensional tattooing techniques mimicking depth by using light and shadow principles have allowed for aesthetically superior results. Three-dimensional tattoos offer a new alternative for creating a natural-looking nipple after breast reconstruction. For most women, accessing th...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 27, 2019  2 years ago
A research team led by INRS Professor Dr Patrick Labonté has identified the role of a key process in the replication cycle of the hepatitis D virus, an infection that is still very difficult to cure and affects 15 to 20 million people worldwide. HDV or hepatitis D virus has a specific target: it infects only people carrying the hepatitis B virus (HBV). As with other co-infections, the co...
Source: Thailand Medical news  Dec 27, 2019  2 years ago
CANCER  A new study shows that Proton therapy leads to significantly lower risk of side effects severe enough to lead to unplanned hospitalizations for cancer patients when compared with traditional radiation, while cure rates between the two groups are almost identical. The study findings come from an expanded analysis of the largest review of its kind, performed by researchers in the Pe...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 27, 2019  2 years ago
CANCER NEWS  A collated analysis of nine prospective studies involving more than 760,000 adults finds that recommended amounts of leisure-time physical activity were linked to a lower risk for seven cancers, with several cancer types having a 'dose/response' relationship. The research study was led by investigators at the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, and...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 26, 2019  2 years ago
A new investigational cancer drug that targets tumors caused by mutations in the KRAS gene will be evaluated in phase 2 clinical trials, following promising safety and efficacy results in preliminary human studies and excellent results in animal studies. The drug, developed by Amgen and currently referred to as AMG 510, is the first therapy to reach clinical trials that inhibits a mutant KRAS prot...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 26, 2019  2 years ago
Biotech News Biotech researchers at Scripps Research in Jupiter, Florida have developed a special molecular switch that could be embedded into gene therapies to allow doctors to control dosing. The biotech feat, reported in the scientific journal Nature Biotechnology, offers gene therapy designers what may be the first viable technique for adjusting the activity levels of their th...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 26, 2019  2 years ago
MolecuLight, a Toronto-based healthtech startup has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its handheld medical device used for detecting infected wounds through fluorescence imaging, called i:X. The approval means the healthtech startup can now market and sell its medical device in the United States for its intended purpose. This regulatory clearance will also assis...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 26, 2019  2 years ago
A new sequencing-based blood test can pick up infections among pediatric cancer patients three days before they become ill, a new pilot cohort study has found. Infections are common, yet life-threatening complications that affect immuno-compromised cancer patients. A new pilot study by researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital evaluated the sensitivity and specificity of mic...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Dec 26, 2019  2 years ago
Pharma Industry News Roche and Sarepta have signed a legal deal providing Roche exclusive commercial rights to SRP-9001 (AAVrh74.MHCK7.micro-dystrophin), Sarepta’s investigational gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), outside the United States. Under the terms of the deal, Sarepta will receive US$1.15 billion in an upfront payment and an equity investment; up to $1.7 billion ...

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