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Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 20, 2019  2 years ago
OVFs or Osteoporotic vertebral fractures are a prevalent skeletal condition in the elderly, occurring due to a net loss in bone density with the inevitable onset of aging. Unfortunately, they are largely under-diagnosed until detected by clinicians through radiological scans. These fractures have a huge impact on daily lifestyle as the spine is responsible for bodily movements and stability. Howev...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Dec 20, 2019  2 years ago
President Trump's administration unveiled a plan Wednesday to allow imports of lower-priced prescription drugs from Canada and other countries, but it was opposed by Ottawa, which said the scheme threatened its own medicine stocks.   Typically, Americans spend an average of $1,200 on prescription drugs per year, more than in any other country in the world and the US president ...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Dec 20, 2019  2 years ago
White collar  workers who spend long hours on the job are more likely to have high blood pressure, including a type that can go undetected during a routine medical appointment, according to a new study published today in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension. Hypertension or high blood pressure affects nearly 30 per cent of adults globally aged 18 and older and is ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 19, 2019  2 years ago
CBT or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for patients with social anxiety not only helps to reduce anxiety levels but also seems to protect against accelerated cellular ageing, a study involving researchers at Karolinska Institutet published in the journal Translational Psychiatry reports. Lead author Dr Kristoffer Månsson, researcher at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at Ka...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 19, 2019  2 years ago
More than half of American adults will be obese within a decade and one-quarter will be severely so, a new report predicts. The new study corrects for a weakness in previous estimates that may have made the problem seem not as big as it really is. Those estimates often relied on national health surveys and people tend to understate their weight in those. The  research used a deca...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 19, 2019  2 years ago
Medical researchers at Children's Medical Center Research Institute at University Of Texas Southwestern (CRI) have uncovered why certain melanoma cells are more likely to spread through the body. The discovery opens up a potential new avenue of treatment and could be used to help reduce the proportion of patients who progress from stage 3 melanoma to more-deadly stage 4 cancer. Dr. Sean Mor...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 19, 2019  2 years ago
University of Southampton and University Of Cambridge researchers have developed a new technique to analyze biochemical changes unique to Huntington's disease. The breakthrough has the potential to lead to the improved diagnosis of disease onset and possibly better ways to track the effects of new treatments. Typically, huntington's disease damages nerve cells in the brain and typically...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 19, 2019  2 years ago
Genome and oncology researchers have identified a genetic signature with prognostic value for certain kinds of breast cancer. The discovery also contributes to a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms of pathological angiogenesis, the aberrant proliferation of blood vessels that occurs during cancer and other diseases. The new research combined a study of the genes involved in retinop...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 19, 2019  2 years ago
A pharmaceutical drug used to treat and prevent HIV/AIDS is showing promise as a potential therapy for Alzheimer's disease, and Vanderbilt University biochemist Dr F. Peter Guengerich, Ph.D., is aiding efforts to make this approach to improving memory and cognitive function even better. Dr Guengerich and colleagues at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, rep...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 19, 2019  2 years ago
It was announced yesterday by the World Health Organization (WHO) that it had for the first time approved a "biosimilar" medicine, one derived from living sources rather than chemicals, to make breast cancer treatment affordable to women globally. The drug Trastuzumab has shown "high efficacy" in curing early stage breast cancer and in some cases more advanced forms of the d...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 19, 2019  2 years ago
Research led by Monash University Professor Dr Eric Morand  offers the first real hope for the treatment of lupus, a disease which affects 1.6 million people in the US and more than 5.4 million globally, 89% women and for which there is no cure. The study findings were published in the New England Journal Of Medicine (NEJM). The results are of an international, three-year, Phase 3 trial of...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 18, 2019  2 years ago
Despite early antiretroviral therapy, or ART, has ensured less deadly outcomes for children living with and exposed to HIV, studies show the virus still may affect the brain. HIV may disrupt neurodevelopment, affecting how children learn, reason and function. Dr Michael Boivin, professor and director of the Psychiatry Research Program in the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 18, 2019  2 years ago
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an antioxidant found in the green tea plant could become key to tackling tuberculosis one day, a team of international scientists led by Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore has found. Through laboratory investigations, the team led by NTU Professor Dr Gerhard Grüber discovered how the prominent compound, known as epigallocatechin g...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 18, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers from Tulane University, New Orleans have for the first time  assessed the impact on the risk of heart or blood vessel problems from the combination of sleep patterns and genetic susceptibility to cardiovascular disease. The study, which is published in the European Heart Journal, found that even if people had a high genetic risk of heart disease or stroke, this...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 18, 2019  2 years ago
Utilizing lipidomics, a technique that measures the composition of blood lipids at a molecular level, and articifial intelligence (AI), researchers at Lund University in Sweden have identified a blood lipid profile that improves the possibility to assess, several years in advance, the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The blood lipid profile can also be linked to a certain diet and degree of phy...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 18, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center describe in Nature Immunology an entirely new molecular process  that triggers T cell-driven inflammation and causes different autoimmune diseases. The team say their data have implications for Multiple Sclerosis, Type 1 diabetes and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. It also will help efforts to find better treatments for au...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 18, 2019  2 years ago
Although weight gain and diet have long been known to shuffle the population of gut microbiome,  more recently, studies have also connected weight gain and diet to changes in the intestinal endocannabinoid system (eCB), a complex network of metabolites and receptors that help regulate appetite and metabolism, among other chores. A new study in mSystems, an open-access journal of the Amer...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 18, 2019  2 years ago
According to a new study led by researchers at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) or acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who are treated with anthracyclines are at a heightened risk of heart failure, most often within one year of exposure to the chemotherapy treatment. To assist in identifying a patient's risk for heart f...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 18, 2019  2 years ago
A recent study published in Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology details the first study of its kind in the U.S. to examine the use of genicular artery embolization (GAE) for extended treatment of knee pain caused by osteoarthritis (OA). Principal investigator of the study, Dr Ari Isaacson, MD, clinical associate professor of vascular and interventional radiology in the Unive...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 18, 2019  2 years ago
Chillies is a common ingredient in Italians kitchens, and over the centuries, it has been praised for its supposed therapeutic virtues. Now, an Italian study shows that people who consume it on a regular basis have an all-cause mortality risk 23 percent lower than those who do not consume it. The study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), was conduct...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 18, 2019  2 years ago
According to researchers from the University of South Australia, the US$3.2 billion industry to help people lose weight through artificial sweeteners may be contributing to type 2 diabetes. A recently published review led by Professor Dr Peter Clifton from University Of South Australia, reveals that people who use low-calorie sweeteners (LCS) are more likely to gain weight, the exact ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 18, 2019  2 years ago
A key goal of tuberculosis (TB) research is to find a way to treat people with the latent (or inactive) form of the disease to keep them from developing symptomatic TB. A breakthrough study using a new animal model developed for this purpose showed a combination of two classes of antibiotics can wipe out this hidden threat. The study was published in the American Journal for Respiratory Clini...
Source: Thailand Medical news  Dec 17, 2019  2 years ago
Pharmaceuticals giant Roche said it had received the necessary approval from competition authorities to acquire US gene-therapy group Spark, after the two companies reached a multibillion-dollar deal earlier this year. Incorporated in 2013, Spark Therapeutics specialises in a new and growing segment of medicine for genetic diseases such as blindness, haemophilia, and neurodegenerative...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 17, 2019  2 years ago
Associate Professor of pharmacology, Dr Bradley McConnell from University of Houston is helping usher in a new age of cardiac pacemakers by using stem cells found in fat, converting them to heart cells, and reprogramming those to act as biologic pacemaker cells. He is reporting his work in the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology. The new biologic pacemaker-like cell will be useful as...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 17, 2019  2 years ago
A new research study shows that Air pollution is associated with detrimental effects on human health, including increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Research published (December 15, 2019) in The Journal of Physiology by researchers at The University of Manchester shows that the knowledge we have about how air pollution harms the hearts of marine species can be applied to humans, a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 17, 2019  2 years ago
Collated data from over two dozen nutrition studies show that while sugar-sweetened drinks are linked to elevated blood pressure, healthier foods that contain some sugars do not share the same relationship and in fact may have a protective association when it comes to high blood pressure, according to University of Toronto researchers. Findings showed that sugar-sweetened beverages were linked ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 17, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests there is a link between bacteria that live in the upper airway and the severity of asthma symptoms among children with mild to moderate asthma. The research raises the possibility that the airway's microbiome could have a causal role in the severity of asthma symptoms. The research paves the way for future stud...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 16, 2019  2 years ago
Lipsticks are the most important component in a woman’s make-up kit. No make-up kit is complete without one (or a few, considering the different shades and brands). They no doubt add beauty to your pout.   Beauty but at what cost? Lipsticks come with some unavoidable side-effects to one's health, thanks to its manufacturing materials. Women wear lipstick when they leave home ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 16, 2019  2 years ago
AWAK Technologies, a Singapore-based medical startup focused on dialysis using regeneration technology for end-stage kidney diseases, has raised US$40 million in an oversubscribed financing round. The company’s products are expected to disrupt the global dialysis industry that is worth more than US$ 80 billion a year. AWAK's PD (Peritoneal Dialysis) wearable device eliminates the curr...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 16, 2019  2 years ago
Japan based Medical Device Giant, Nihon Kohden that has offices in the US, Europe and other parts Of Asia  is launching a new patient vital signs monitor specifically designed to extend monitoring capabilities to outpatient facilities and to patient beds that typically wouldn’t have continuous vital signs monitors. The medical device lets clinicians quickly take readings on blood oxygen...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 16, 2019  2 years ago
Contrary to popular believe that all plant phytochemicals are healthy and good for the human body, there is a class of phytochemicals known as phytoestrogens that are not only endocrine disruptors but they can also increase risk of certain cancers. One such phytoestrogen is Coumestrol which is found in clover and alfalfa. It has garnered research interest because of its estrogenic a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 16, 2019  2 years ago
Strains of mycobacteria that do not cause tuberculosis but do cause lung infections are becoming more virulent and spreading fast according to a new study. Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are rampant in the natural environment and are inhaled by most people. Among these, the Mycobacterium avium complex is the most commonly found, but there are over 160 different species of them and no...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 16, 2019  2 years ago
Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and Crohn’s disease and other autoimmune disorders plague tens of millions of individuals worldwide and are the result of the body’s immune system, whose role is to fight against disease-causing pathogens, turning against itself. Although several new drugs designed to fight these diseases are now available,the downside is that some of these drugs, a cl...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 16, 2019  2 years ago
Customers of Cigna Insurance would be glad to know that the company will start using artificial intelligence (AI) to track patients' drug intake and assess whether they are complying with their prescribed treatment for chronic diseases including diabetes and heart conditions. The surveillance tool, called Health Connect 360, was created by Express Scripts, the pharmacy benefits manager...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 16, 2019  2 years ago
Females who use certain types of hormones after menopause still have an increased risk of developing breast cancer nearly two decades after they stop taking the pills, long-term results from a big federal study suggest. Although the risk is very small, doctors say a new generation of women entering menopause now may not be aware of landmark findings from 2002 that tied higher breast c...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 15, 2019  2 years ago
Scientists from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane have discovered a potential new cancer immunotherapy target that involves switching off a regulatory cell to stop tumors growing and spreading. The new study findings have been published today in Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Associate Professor Dr Michele Teng, senior resear...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 15, 2019  2 years ago
Most men are not aware that erectile dysfunction or the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for sex can be an early warning sign of current or future heart disease. The same process that creates heart disease also may cause erectile dysfunction, only earlier.   Previously the buildup of plaques in the arteries of your body (atherosclerosis) was believed to be the rea...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 15, 2019  2 years ago
According to the results of a new study by  the University at Buffalo, individuals who ate a Western diet high in red and processed meat, fried food, refined grains and high-fat dairy were three times more likely to develop an eye condition that damages the retina and affects a person's central vision.This condition is called late-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is an ir...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 15, 2019  2 years ago
Thailand Medical News has taken the pleasure of collating various new studies that show Vitamin K’s ability to promote healthy blood sugar metabolism. There’s no cure for type II diabetes. But there is new hope for millions of adults living with it.1 Recent research has shown that vitamin K plays an important role in glucose metabolism. That can help diabetics avoid...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 15, 2019  2 years ago
A new study conducted by researchers from The College of Public Health of Qingdao University, China, involving populations both in China and US found that an inverse association exists between dietary carotenoid intakes and hypertension in adults. The recommended total carotenoids intake is at least 100 μg/kg per day for the general adult population. Dr Li Zhaoying, co auther of the study to...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 15, 2019  2 years ago
Individuals who take long naps during the day or sleep nine or more hours at night may have an increased risk of stroke, according to a study published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Also, individuals who took a regular midday nap lasting more than 90 minutes were 25 percent more likely to later have a stroke than people who took a regular...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 14, 2019  2 years ago
Medical researchers from the University of Adelaide, Australia have made significant advances in developing a novel vaccine against Zika virus, which could potentially lead to global elimination of the disease. The university’s virology team, led by Professor Eric Gowans and Dr. Branka Grubor-Bauk based at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research and supported by The H...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 14, 2019  2 years ago
Medical and imaging researchers have taken a critical step toward developing a non-invasive nuclear medicine technique that can predict the effectiveness of therapy for cancerous tumors, allowing for personalized, precision treatment. The study is featured in the December issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. The 89Zr-immuno-PET is a noninvasive, whole-body imaging technique with the p...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 14, 2019  2 years ago
Latest research  published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation suggest that specific immune T cells from people with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) show disruptions in the way they produce energy. The research was supported by the National Institutes of Health. Dr Vicky Whittemore, Ph.D., program director at NIH’s National Institute of Neurological D...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 14, 2019  2 years ago
Combined analysis of three phase 1 and 2 clinical trials published online ahead of print in the journal Lancet Oncology show that the drug entrectinib is effective and well-tolerated against advanced ROS1 and NTRK fusion-positive non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC). Results of the trials STARTRK-1 (NCT02097810), STARTRK-2 (NCT02568267), and ALKA, show 77 percent response rate to entrectinib in 53 ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 14, 2019  2 years ago
Medical scientists have known for decades that aerobic exercise strengthens the brain and contributes to the growth of new neurons, but few studies have examined how yoga affects the brain. A recent review of the science finds evidence that yoga enhances many of the same brain structures and functions that benefit from aerobic exercise. The detailed review, published in the journal Brain Plasti...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 14, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers from University Of Toronto have developed a new hypothesis that may hold the key to solving four medical mysteries associated with the chronic brain disorder, Schizophrenia.   The four unsolved mysteries around schizophrenia have long plagued the medical community, but a new hypothesis identifying a common link between them and an almost forgotten epidemic of a disease called pe...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 14, 2019  2 years ago
Time-Restricted eating is becoming the buzzword in the diet, nutrition and now the medical industry as well as more and more clinical studies are showing the health merits of its protocol. Compared to Intermittent fasting which is more difficult for people to adhere to, time-restricted eating is easier and safer. A new study published in the journal Cell Metabolism confirms the...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 13, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers from Duke University have developed a new saliva tests to detect mouth and throat cancers. For a long time now, cancers that occur in the back of the mouth and upper throat are often not diagnosed until they become advanced, partly because their location makes them difficult to see during routine clinical exams. The research team utilized acoustofluidics, a new non-invasive method that...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 13, 2019  2 years ago
A new Penn State study suggests that lack of hydration in older adults may also relate to cognitive performance, not just the typical effects of feeling sluggish and having a headache. The medical researchers investigated whether hydration levels and water intake among older adults was related with their scores on several tests designed to measure cognitive function. They fo...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 13, 2019  2 years ago
An British analysis of records from primary care practices in the country found that many children with kidney disease are prescribed medications that may be toxic to their kidneys. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of CJASN, suggest that research is needed to determine whether these medications are necessary and appropriate, or if alternatives could be prescribed instead. Fo...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 13, 2019  2 years ago
To date, the the herpes simplex virus, commonly known as the cold sore virus, is a devious microbe that is hard to destroy and eradicate in infected humans. The virus enters the body through regions lined with mucous membranes ie mouth, nose and genitals but quickly establishes lifelong viral hideouts inside nerve cells. After initial infection, the virus lurks dormant only to be...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 13, 2019  2 years ago
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH),which is basically  high blood pressure in the lungs,  is a potentially fatal disease caused by obstruction of blood flow in the lungs. A new study in The American Journal of Pathology sheds light on the pathology underlying PAH and shows that dofetilide, an FDA-approved KV11.1 channel blocker for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias (brand...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 13, 2019  2 years ago
Results from a Phase III clinical trial  reported in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented concurrently at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) 2019 show the combination of the investigational drug tucatinib with standard of care treatment including the drugs trastuzumab and capecitabine nearly tripled one-year progression-free survival (33 percent vs. 12 perc...
Source: Thailand Medical New  Dec 13, 2019  2 years ago
A type of artificial intelligence, deep learning,  can boost the power of MRI in predicting attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published in the journal Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. Researchers said the approach could also have applications for other neurological conditions.  Human brains are basically complex sets of networks. Advances in functi...

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