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Source: Anti-Inflammatory Drugs  Jun 02, 2020  3 years ago
Anti-inflammatory Drugs: Researchers from the University of Liverpool and AKL Research and Development Ltd (AKLRD), have developed a new anti-inflammatory drug called APPA that has anti-inflammatory properties but without weakening host defense to infection. The drug could be useful in treating COVID-1 cytokine storms.   The research was published in the journal: Inflammopharmacol...
Source: Immunotherapy  Jun 02, 2020  3 years ago
Immunotherapy: A research led by medical scientists from the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center has identified a protein called PCBP1 within certain immune cells that is required for optimal immune responses to cancer.   The study findings, reported in the journal Science Advances, also suggest that the protein might be useful for predicting which cancer patients&nb...
Source: WHO-World Health Organisation  Jun 02, 2020  3 years ago
WHO: The World Health Organization warned that increased antibiotics use in combating the COVID-19 pandemic will strengthen bacterial resistance and ultimately lead to more deaths during the crisis and beyond.   Director-general of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed concern that a "worrying number" of bacterial infections were becoming increasingly resistant to the medicine...
Source: COVID-19 Transmissions  Jun 02, 2020  3 years ago
COVID-19 Transmission:  Considering that the weather is now warmer and lockdown orders are being lifted, individuals are questioning: Can air conditioning tranmit COVID-19, especially the AC in public places, the office, stores or restaurants?   A few past researches raised concerns especially one study, published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, found that nine people in Wuh...
Source: Pregnancy And COVID-19  Jun 02, 2020  3 years ago
Pregnancy And COVID-19: According to a recent study by medical researchers from the Department of  Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, pregnant women who take extra choline supplements may mitigate the negative impact that viral respiratory infections, including COVID-19, can have on their babies. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...
Source: COVID-19  Jun 02, 2020  3 years ago
COVID-19: Researchers from University Of Sydney have found an association between lower humidity and an increase in locally acquired positive cases. It was discovered that a 1 percent decrease in humidity could increase the number of COVID-19 cases by 6 percent.   The new research led by Professor Dr Michael Ward, an epidemiologist in the Sydney School of Veterinary Science at the Universit...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 01, 2020  3 years ago
US Medical News: EDITORIAL- In a country that has reported 20,350 new cases of COVID-19 in the last few hours bringing  the total in the country to 1,841,375 cases and a total of about 106,270 deaths as a result of the SAR-CoV-2 coronavirus, it is shocking to see on TV channels and online media spanning from the CNN, New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News images of black African Americans ...
Source: Britain Medical News  Jun 01, 2020  3 years ago
Britain Medical News: The official number of individuals infected with COVID-19 in UK stands at 274,781(1st June 2020) and the total number of deaths caused by the coronavirus is 38,489 (although may medical experts claim it could be as high as more than 47,000 as a result of under-reporting by authorities and also the failure to take into consideration deaths at nursing homes and institutions for...
Source: Face Mask  Jun 01, 2020  3 years ago
Face Mask:  The Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) faculty of Materials Science and Engineering have developed a revolutionary self-disinfecting reusable protective face mask.   The self- disinfection process occurs when a layer of carbon fibers in the mask is heated using a low current source, such as an electric mobile phone charger, the developers state.   A legal patent...
Source: Ménière’s Disease  Jun 01, 2020  3 years ago
Ménière’s Disease: The disease is an inner-ear condition that can cause vertigo, a specific type of dizziness in which you feel as though you’re spinning. It also can cause ringing in your ear (tinnitus), hearing loss that comes and goes, and a feeling of fullness or pressure in your ear. Usually, only one ear is affected. The hearing loss&nb...
Source: Medical Imaging  Jun 01, 2020  3 years ago
Medical Imaging: Researchers from Icahn School Of medicine , Mount Sinai are warning clinical practitioners that a recent study they conducted revealed a high frequency of negative chest CT findings among pediatric patients with laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus disease (COVID-19), while also suggesting that bilateral, lower lobe-predominant ground-glass opacities (GGOs) are common in th...
Source: COVID-19  Jun 01, 2020  3 years ago
COVID-19: With the rainy season now in Thailand and in many Asian countries and with warnings of Dengue expected to be prevailing, many are also concerned as to whether the mosquito season that typically accompanies the rainy season can also contribute to the spread of the COVID-19 disease.   You cannot blame people for their concerns considering that these bloodsuckers are known to transmi...
Source: COVID-19 Disinfectants  Jun 01, 2020  3 years ago
COVID-19 Disinfectants: Researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have developed "MAP-1," a new disinfectant spray that can kill viruses including the SARS-CoV-2coronavirus and bacteria for up to 90 days. https://www.ust.hk/news/research-and-innovation/hkust-develops-new-smart-anti-microbial-coating-fight-against-covid-19 The new disinfectant coating is unlike ...
Source: Ophthalmology   May 31, 2020  3 years ago
Ophthalmology: Covid-19-related safety is crucial if one wears contact lenses, eyeglasses or safety glasses/goggles, eye experts say. Though the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends limiting use of contact lenses and switching to eyeglasses during the pandemic, the American Optometric Association says there's no evidence that wearing contacts increases COVID-19 r...
Source: US Medical News  May 31, 2020  3 years ago
US Medical News: Sadly, the number of COVID-19 infected cases in America does not seem to be going down with 23,290 cases reported in the last 24 hours for the 30th Of May 2020 and 1015 deaths were registered.   To date the total number of individuals that have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the United States stands at 1,816,897 while the total number of deaths are 105,557...
Source: Influenza  May 31, 2020  3 years ago
Influenza: Though it is very vague and not conformative, the second annual influenza season in Thailand starts during the rainy months of June to August while the first season is during the cooler months of December to February. In the US, the flu season typically starts in October to February while in China it is between November to February. In UK it is also around October to February.  In ...
Source: Epstein-Barr Virus  May 31, 2020  3 years ago
Epstein-Barr Virus: Medical researchers from University of Utah Health Sciences have discovered that the Epstein-Barr virus which causes mononucleosis and is linked to the development of several cancers utilized a unique strategy to survive. The virus seizes and takes the reins of its host's cellular processes to make copies of itself and to prioritize the production of its own proteins over ...
Source: ASCO20 Cancer Updates  May 30, 2020  3 years ago
ASCO20 Cancer Updates:  Medical researchers from the University College London (UCL) and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) in a recent large  international clinical trial have found that pembrolizumab, a form of immunotherapy, more than doubled the 'progression free survival' time of patients with a specific subtype of advanced bowel cancer, when com...
Source: US Medical News  May 30, 2020  3 years ago
US Medical News: 1,225 COVID-19 deaths were recorded in the United States on Friday. The death toll in America as of 7.00am New York (30th May) is now 104,552 while a total of 1,793,535 people have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.   So far about 16,810,778 individuals have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus of out of total population of 330,832,890 individuals. It sho...
Source: Metformin and Diabetes  May 30, 2020  3 years ago
Metformin: The US FDA has issued warnings that many brands and versions of the drug Metformin that is used by diabetics in the US and around the world have been found to be contaminated with a carcinogenic compound called N-Nitrosodimethylamine.   The U.S. health regulators have started telling five drugmakers to recall their versions of a widely used diabetes medication after laboratory te...
Source: Blood Banks  May 30, 2020  3 years ago
Blood Banks: Though medical experts are still have no proof that SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can be transmitted by blood transfusion, considering the many anomalies of this new virus researchers have decided to still proceed to find ways to make sure that blood stocks are safe.   Medical researchers from Colorado State University used existing technologies to show that exposing the SARS-CoV-2 co...
Source: Respiratory Infections  May 29, 2020  3 years ago
Respiratory Infections: Finnish researchers are warning against the use of glucocorticoids or corticosteroids to treat respiratory infections caused pathogens and more so to treat acute respiratory distress syndrome conditions including in Covid-19. Their research findings are published in the medical journal: Intensive Care Medicine. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00134-020-06086-3 ...
Source: COVID-19 Research  May 29, 2020  3 years ago
COVID-19 Research: A new research by University Of Massachusetts Medical School lead by Dr Sean P Ryder, a Professor Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology has demonstrated that there are numerous emerging genomic variants of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and that some of these with changes on certain of parts of the structure of the genome, he warns could lead to drug resistance.   Dr Ryder ...
Source: Diabetes  May 29, 2020  3 years ago
Diabetes: The world’s first study of COVID-19 to specifically analyze the effect of the diabetes in hospitalized patients has found that one in ten patients dies within 7 days of hospital admission, and one in five is intubated and mechanically ventilated by this point.   The study is published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabete...
Source: Covid-19   May 29, 2020  3 years ago
Covid-19: A new study by Chinese researchers indicate that about 16% of discharged so called ‘recovered’ COVID-19 patients still test positive on an RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 that was conducted later. The study has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on the 28th Of May. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2766379 Medica...
Source: Cancer Diagnostics  May 29, 2020  3 years ago
Cancer Diagnostics: Biotech and medical researchers from the University of Birmingham are developing a new type of diagnostic test that uses complex sugars to detect prostate cancer earlier and with greater accuracy.   The new diagnostic test works by identifying sugars, known as glycans, in blood. These sugars are attached to protein molecules called PSA and are known to undergo ...
Source: COVID-19 Fatalities  May 29, 2020  3 years ago
COVID-19 Fatalities: A recent study by researchers from Syracuse University-New York and SUNY Upstate Medical University indicates that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are more likely to die from COVID-19 than those without IDD.   The disparity is likely related to a higher prevalence of comorbid diseases among those with IDD, and/or a higher percentage of...
Source: COVID-19 Prevention  May 29, 2020  3 years ago
COVID-19 Prevention: The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic has caused an increased demand for antimicrobial treatments that can keep surfaces clean, particularly in health care settings.   Though some surfaces have been developed such that can combat bacteria, what has been lacking is a surface that can also kill off viruses.   However Australian researchers From the Queensland Universit...
Source: High Blood Pressure -Hypertension  May 28, 2020  3 years ago
High Blood Pressure: Based on a new study Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women's Hospital, a hormonal condition known as aldosteronism could be contributing to the growing number of individuals suffering from high blood pressure or hypertension without them or their doctors knowing of it.   This frequently not detected hormonal condition called primary aldosteronism, arises when the...
Source: Cardiology  May 28, 2020  3 years ago
Cardiology: According to a new medical research by cardiologists from the University of Alberta and Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, it was found that  pairing a blood-thinning drug with aspirin daily for patients who have an angioplasty with a stent can contribute to better health outcomes, including lower risk of death, than just alone. The research study led by Dr Kevin Bainey, a Uni...
Source: Alzheimer And Other Neurodegenerative Diseases  May 28, 2020  3 years ago
Alzheimer: According to a recent research by neurodegenerative disease experts from  Massachusetts General Hospital, neurofilament light chain or NfL performs well and is promising as a potential blood-based biomarker for Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative disease.   The research team said that neurofilament light chain (NfL) has great potential as a diagnostic biomarker for e...
Source: Coronavirus Latest  May 28, 2020  3 years ago
Coronavirus Latest: Pathologists and medical researchers from Louisiana State University have performed the first series of COVID-19 autopsies on African Americans who died from COVID-19 in New Orleans. The significant findings from these autopsies could provide new insights in the cardiopulmonary aspects of the disease while providing new and critical information to guide patient management. &n...
Source: COVID-19  May 28, 2020  3 years ago
COVID-19: Medical researchers and respiratory experts from the University of São Paulo's Medical School say that blood clotting disorders may explain some of the worst symptoms of COVID-19, including respiratory failure and pulmonary fibrosis and that the focus should be on treating COVID-19 as a thrombotic disease caused by a virus. Their research findings and reports were published...
Source: COVID-19 Research  May 28, 2020  3 years ago
Covid-19 Research: A new research study by medical scientists from the University of Cincinnati and three Italian medical institutions involving the detailed review of neuroimaging and neurological symptoms in patients with COVID-19 may shed light on the SARS-Coronavirus's impact on the central nervous system.   The research results, published in the medical journal Radiology, reve...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  May 28, 2020  3 years ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Spanish researchers from the Rovira i Virgili University Department of Cheminformatics and Nutrition have identified that the anti-inflammatory drugs carprofen and celecoxib could have antiviral properties against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the deadly COVID-19 disease, by inhibiting replication of the virus.   The research study has been published by the Int...
Source: Diabetes  May 27, 2020  3 years ago
Diabetes: According to medical researchers from the  University of Buffalo, a century old drug used to treat sleeping sickness, could be  been repurposed to fight oral mucositis and diabetic foot ulcers. http://inventions.arizona.edu/technologies/ua18-037_advanced-engineered-formulations-of-suramin-microparticles-and-nanoparticles-for-drug-delivery-and-applications-therein   The rec...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  May 27, 2020  3 years ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: Medical researchers from John Hopkins based on new study findings are warning about the accuracy of current RT-PCR Diagnostic platforms being used globally to detect those infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and also about false negatives.   The research findings were published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.732...
Source: Brain Cancer  May 27, 2020  3 years ago
Brain Cancer: Researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center and Institute of Molecular Medicine (VIMM) have reported that lumefantrine, an FDA-approved drug used to treat malaria has demonstrated effectiveness to enhance existing treatment protocols to treat Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), an aggressive form of cancer in the brain that is typically fatal.   The resea...
Source: COVID-19 Research  May 27, 2020  3 years ago
COVID-19 Research: According to a new breakthrough study by Chinese researchers, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus emulates the HIV strategy to remove marker molecules on surface of an infected cell that are used to identify invaders, in a manner to evade attack from the human immune system. This new discovery also has vast potential implications that Sars-CoV-2 may be around for some time according to t...
Source: COVID-19 Research  May 27, 2020  3 years ago
COVID-19 Research: Medical researchers from the Francis Crick Institute, King’s College London and Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, have conducted a detailed analysis of the composition of immune cells in COVID-19 patients’ blood to fully understand how the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus affects the immune system in order to help doctors predict at an early stage who might ne...
Source: Breast Cancer  May 26, 2020  3 years ago
Breast Cancer: Oncology researchers from University Of South Australia have made a significant breakthrough by discovering how an obscure protein causes breast cancer to develop and grow more quickly.   According to Associate Professor Dr Michael Samuel, a senior University Of South Australia researcher in the Centre for Cancer Biology (CCB), who spearheaded this research with co-lead scien...
Source: Covid-19 Research  May 26, 2020  3 years ago
COVID-19 Research:  Medical researchers from Boston Children's Hospital have discovered that disulfiram, a US FDA-approved drug commonly used for treating alcoholism, blocks a key gatekeeper protein involved in inflammation, hence effectively inhibiting the inflammation process.   Typically, inflammation is the alarm system by which cells first respond to potential danger. But in e...
Source: Coronavirus Severity  May 26, 2020  3 years ago
Coronavirus Severity: According to medical researchers from Shanghai, human host factors rather than viral genetic differences caused by mutations appear to influence disease outcomes among COVID-19 patients.   The research has been published in the medical journal Nature. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2355-0   The Chinese researchers examined clinical, molecular, and immuno...
Source: Dementia and COVID-19  May 26, 2020  3 years ago
Dementia: Medical Researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine have announced that their recent study shows a link between individuals possessing a faulty gene associated with Dementia and the risk of developing severe conditions upon contracting COVID-19 disease.   The researchers meta-analyzed data from the UK Biobank, and f...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccines  May 26, 2020  3 years ago
COVID-19 Vaccines: As there has been to date no effective drugs that can treat COVID-19 so far, the world is putting most of its hope on a possible vaccine. The problem is that by even by expediting protocols and clinical trials, a proper, safe and effective vaccine would still need at least 24 months to develop from the original 4 years.   While there are more than 128 different entities a...
Source: Ophthalmology And Eye Disease  May 26, 2020  3 years ago
Ophthalmology: With close to about 485 million people around the world having diabetes and the current incidence rate of diabetics developing diabetic retinopathy standing at about 21%, retinal damage due to diabetes is now considered the most common cause of blindness in working-age adults.   In a new study carried out by scientists from the University of Bonn-Germany together with ophthal...
Source: Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine  May 26, 2020  3 years ago
Hydroxychloroquine:  The WHO or World Health Organization announced on Monday(25th May 2020) that  it had suspended all clinical trials of hydroxychloriquine as a potential treatment for COVID-19 being carried out across a range of countries as a precautionary measure.   The announcement came after a study was published in the medical journal The Lancet which indicated tha...
Source: Neurodegenerative Diseases  May 25, 2020  3 years ago
Polyglutamine Disease: Japanese researchers from Osaka University, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, and Niigata University have identified the natural amino acid arginine as a novel potential approach to attenuate symptoms, as well as the molecular pathogenesis of Polyglutamine (polyQ) diseases.   Polyglutamine (polyQ) diseases are inherited neurodegenerative diseases such as fa...
Source: Cytokine Storms  May 25, 2020  3 years ago
Cytokine Storms: Researchers from Howard Hughes Medical Institute at John Hopkins say that alpha-blockers like prazosin might prevent cytokine storms in COVID-19 patients and are planning a new clinical trial to test these drugs. The clinical trial will be led by medical investigator Dr Bert Vogelstein. He and his team at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are currently recruiting ind...
Source: Inflammation  May 25, 2020  3 years ago
Inflammation:  Medical researchers from Pennsylvania State University say that adding a variety of spices to one’s meal is a sure way to make it more tasty while also increasing its health benefits such as reducing inflammatory cytokines in the body.   Scientists used a blend of turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon, basil, coriander, cumin, bay leaf, ginger, oregano, parsley, red pep...
Source: Lyme Disease  May 25, 2020  3 years ago
Lyme Disease: The Canadian Medical Association is warning doctors and the general public about unusual clinical manifestations of Lyme Disease and has published three articles in its journal CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) to better illustrate this new emerging symptoms and clinical manifestations.   Some of these diverse symptoms include heart abnormalities, atypical skin lesio...
Source: Diets And Nutrition  May 25, 2020  3 years ago
Ketogenic Diets: Medical researchers from the University of California-San Francisco in a small cohort  study demonstrated that low-carbohydrate, high-fat ketogenic diets helps in lowering inflammation, promoting weight loss and heart health and also impacts the microbes residing in the human gut in a positive manner.   The researchers also conducted research in animal models (mice) th...
Source:Gut Microbiota  May 25, 2020  3 years ago
Gut Microbiota: According to Chinese researchers from Westlake University in Hangzhou, the composition of the gut microbiome could partially explain the difference in susceptibility of COVID-19 patients. As more evidence gathers on the gut microbiota’s role in this disease, it could lead to effective diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic options   The study published on the preprint ...
Source: AI And COVID-19  May 24, 2020  3 years ago
AI And COVID-19: Researchers from Princeton University have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)  based diagnostic tool to analyze chest X-rays for patterns in diseased lungs. The AI Based platform could give physicians valuable data about an individual's condition, quickly and cheaply, at the point of care.   Professor Jason Fleischer from the faculty  of electrical engi...
Source: COVID-19  May 24, 2020  3 years ago
COVID-19 Research: Thailand Medical News is starting a new weekly series of articles on various pre-print research studies that have been published on numerous servers but have yet to have bee peer-reviewed. Most will warrant further research but these are some of the selected studies that we feel need to be explored in detail further.   1. Study shows that ACE2 and TMPRSS2 receptors which ...

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