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Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 13, 2019  2 years ago
Worldwide, an estimated 30% of adults experience insomnia, and a new study by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons suggests that diet may be partly to blame. The study found that postmenopausal women who consumed a diet high in refined carbohydrates particularly added sugars were more likely to develop insomnia. Females  whose diet in...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 12, 2019  2 years ago
American consumers seeking cheaper, faster access to antibiotics are apparently consuming antibiotics intended for treating fish and aquaculture rather than humans, according to research presented at the ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) 54th Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition. Currently, there are shortages of various antibiotics in the US and prices of antibiotics are ext...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 12, 2019  2 years ago
In animal models of Alzheimer’s disease, the investigational drug candidates known as CMS121 and J147 improve memory and slow the degeneration of brain cells. Salk researchers have shown how these compounds can also slow aging in healthy older mice, blocking the damage to brain cells that normally occurs during aging and restoring the levels of specific molecules to those seen in younger bra...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 12, 2019  2 years ago
A study of human cells and tissues by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and the University of Bologna, Italy has shown that Nano-sized vesicles released by certain bacteria that inhabit the vagina may protect against HIV infection. Typically known as extracellular vesicles, these bubble-like particles are produced by many kinds of cells and are thought to transport molecules...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 12, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers led by Dr Benoît Chassaing, Inserm researcher at Institut Cochin (Inserm/CNRS/Université de Paris), have a developed a vaccine for animals that modify the the composition and function of the gut microbiota, providing protection against the onset of chronic inflammatory bowel diseases and certain metabolic disorders, such as diabetes and obesity. Their next step is to devel...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 12, 2019  2 years ago
More than 100 million individuals worldwide are affected by Psoriasis a skin disorder. Its economic impact is more than $10 billion annually in the U.S. alone. Affected skin becomes thickened, red, and covered with silvery scales, while changes to the nails and deforming inflammation of the joints may also occur in up to one-third of affected individuals. The underlying cause of psoriasis remains ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 12, 2019  2 years ago
According to a new study by Loughborough University,England, Fish oil supplements can significantly improve 'night vision'. The researchers  wanted to know whether docosahexanoic acid (DHA), a polyunsaturated fatty acid found in fish oils, improved 'dark adaptation capabilities'  ie the process the eyes go through when adjusting to new light levels.   Doc...
Source: Thailand Medical   Dec 12, 2019  2 years ago
560 million people or 8% of the world population comprising mostly of East Asians from countries like China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Hong Kong are at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer due to a  presence of a mutated gene. The risk is even aggravated by alcohol consumption. According to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine, a common mutation in a key...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 12, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers from Queensland University of Technology, Australia (QUT) have discovered that a drug used to treat high blood pressure may alleviate anxiety induced by long-term heavy alcohol use, and also halt the damage such drinking can cause to the brain’s ability to grow new cells. The research findings, from a study conducted in adult mice, have been published in the journal Frontie...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 12, 2019  2 years ago
A team of  international medical scientists led by the University of Bath have made drug-like molecules inspired by a chemical found in a tropical flower, that they say could in the future help to treat deadly pancreatic cancer. Medical researchers from the University of Bath have made three new molecules similar to Grandifloracin, a chemical found in the tropical Thai plant Uvar...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 12, 2019  2 years ago
Medical researchers from Australia and the US have discovered and identified the genetic cause of a previously unknown human autoinflammatory disease. The scientific team determined that the autoinflammatory disease, which they termed CRIA (cleavage-resistant RIPK1-induced autoinflammatory) syndrome, is caused by a mutation in a critical cell death component called RIPK1. The study team was led b...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 11, 2019  2 years ago
Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by monkeypox virus and has been reported mainly in central and west African countries. Monkeypox, in most cases, is a mild condition which will resolve on its own and have no long-term effects on a person’s health. Most people recover within a few weeks. Symptoms usually include fever, headache, muscle aches, backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills and exh...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 11, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers through an international collaboration have developed artificial neurons on silicon chips that behave just like neurons in the body. The first-of-its-kind achievement could lead to the development of medical devices for treating chronic diseases, such as heart failure, Alzheimer’s disease, or other neurodegenerative disorders. Critically, the artificial neurons not only behave ju...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 11, 2019  2 years ago
It was announced that AstraZeneca will partner with DeepMatter to improve the productivity and reproducibility of compound synthesis by combining the pharma giant’s automated compound synthesis platform with DeepMatter’s DigitalGlassware™ data collection and structuring technology, through a collaboration whose value was not disclosed. Glasgow based DeepMatter,is a big data and ...
Source: Thailand Medical Newss  Dec 11, 2019  2 years ago
Pharma giant Roche has announced that it is terminating its precision medicine partnership with software developer Syapse later this month, the pharmaceutical and diagnostics giant confirmed Friday. The deal will end Dec. 18, less than two years after it began, a company spokesperson said. Roche spokesperson Patrick Barth told Thailand Medical News,  "As partnerships evolve, prioritie...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 11, 2019  2 years ago
Plastic Surgery News  In a new study conducted by Chinese Plastic Surgeons and published in the Journal of The American Society Of Plastic Surgeons, the surgeons describe the effectiveness of a technique to revive the natural eyelid shape and alleviate periorbital wrinkles in Asian women. Study design This was a retrospective case study review of 66 patients undergoing modified subbrow bl...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 11, 2019  2 years ago
A German study shows that individuals who play drums regularly for years differ from unmusical people in their brain structure and function. The results of a study by researchers from Bochum suggest that they have fewer, but thicker fibers in the main connecting tract between the two halves of the brain. In addition, their motor brain areas are organized more efficiently. This observation and c...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 11, 2019  2 years ago
Canadian researchers in a new study suggests that specialized immune cells that dampen inflammation and help repair the gut could be used as a potential therapy for children dealing with the painful symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). A study by the BC Children's Hospital and the University of British Columbia shows that a specific type of T cell, called a Tr1 cell, produces a che...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 11, 2019  2 years ago
There are currently more than 180 clinical trials ongoing in various countries with regards to using stem cells in treating diabetes. One biotech company, Global Institute of Stem Cell Therapy and Research (GIOSTAR), a leader in regenerative technologies, has announced that they are in the process of approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct type 2 diabetes ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 11, 2019  2 years ago
A new research by pediatrics and migraine specialists from the University of Medical Sciences, Tehran show that Cinnarizine and Sodium Valproate are effective as the preventive agents of pediatric migraine in young children and teenagers. The study article entitled "Cinnarizine and sodium valproate as the preventive agents of pediatric migraine: A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled t...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 11, 2019  2 years ago
With growing metabolic syndrome related diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases on the rise, labeling food and drink with the amount and type of exercise needed to burn off the calories in it might be a more effective way of encouraging people to make 'healthier' dietary choices, indicates research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. M...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 11, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers from the United States and India has shown that probiotic yeasts derived from fruits and food are able to reduce the virulence of, and even prevent infections by, several types of fungi that are responsible for life-threatening infections in hospitalized and immune-compromised individuals, including the multi-drug resistant Candida auris, which was recently listed as an urgent thr...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 10, 2019  2 years ago
Despite only being unveiled at the RSNA 2019 conference in Chicago, a forthnight ago, Canon Medical’s brand new Aquilion ONE / PRISM Edition spectral CT scanner, a system that takes advantage of artificial intelligence technologies is already getting massive orders in Asia including one for new hospital in Bangkok, 3 for new hospitals in Vietnam, 3 for  hospitals in India and more in th...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 10, 2019  2 years ago
Pharma News The American Regulator,  the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first generic versions of Novartis multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya (fingolimod).   Applications for the generic fingolimod by HEC Pharm, Biocon and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries secured the FDA authorisation to treat adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.   Multiple sclerosis ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 10, 2019  2 years ago
Pharma News The global HIV specialists pharma company, ViiV Healthcare, majority owned by GSK, with Pfizer and Shionogi Limited as shareholders, has filed a New Drug Application in the US for fostemsavir, an investigational, first-in-class attachment inhibitor for the treatment of HIV-1 infection. Fostemsavir, the drug is being developed for use in combination with other antiretroviral agents ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 10, 2019  2 years ago
Phase II of a multi-institutional, study led by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center showed that pairing standard chemotherapy azacitidine (AZA) with a drug called enasidenib (ENA) measurably boosts complete remission in patients newly diagnosed with a specific form of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Study results from the randomized, open-label study were presented at the recently he...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 10, 2019  2 years ago
MR Guided Focused ultrasound is a safe and effective way to target and open areas of the blood-brain barrier, potentially allowing for new treatment approaches to Alzheimer's disease, according to initial study results presented at the recent annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Presently, there is no effective treatment for Alzheimer's disease, the most c...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 10, 2019  2 years ago
Oncologists who treat patients with the aggressive triple negative breast cancer have two new ways to predict which cancer patients may benefit most from the well-established post-surgery treatment known as AC chemotherapy, short for adjuvant doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide. Oncology researchers from the SWOG Cancer Research Network, a cancer clinical trials network funded by the National Canc...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 10, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers from the Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Department at the Institut Pasteur have concluded a study that sheds light on the mechanisms of senescence, by identifying a key protein known as CSB that associated with ageing. Currently, ageing is a dramatic public health issue in the face of the current demographic changes: the proportion of 60 and over in the world's population w...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 10, 2019  2 years ago
Medical researchers from Wake Forest School of Medicine, North Carolina have identified a dead probiotic that reduces age-related leaky gut and inflammation in older animal models. The results from the study is published in the journal GeroScience. Past research has indicated that leaky gut, in which microbes and bacteria in the gut leak into the blood stream through holes or cr...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 10, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers from University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio along with medical scientists from Florey Institute for Neuroscience and Mental Health in Melbourne have discovered an inflammatory biomarker called sCD14 that is related to brain atrophy, cognitive decline and dementia, according to a study of more than 4,700 participants from two large community-based heart studies. The stud...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 09, 2019  2 years ago
Approximately 26 million people globally  have lifelong and incurable Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and 470,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. IBD patients suffer from pain, extreme discomfort, and many other symptoms caused by continuously relapsing and remitting inflammatory lesions in the layer of cells that lines the intestinal ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 09, 2019  2 years ago
Imperial College London researchers have shown how the chaotic electrical signals underlying irregular heart rhythms lead to the failure of standard treatments. By modelling how electrical signals on the inside and the outside of the heart move across the muscle, the researchers  have suggested why corrective surgery is not currently always beneficial. The new insight could improve surgery...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 09, 2019  2 years ago
In a joint study conducted by researchers from Harvard University and University of Tokyo, it was found that even light to moderate alcohol consumption was associated with elevated cancer risks in Japan. In the study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the overall cancer risk appeared to be the lowest at zero alcohol consumption. In the...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 09, 2019  2 years ago
First it was Philippines in the later part of the year, now Malaysia too is witnessing cases of polio re-emerging in its country after almost 27 years. Malaysia has reported its first polio case in 27 years, health authorities said yesterday, announcing a three-month-old baby had been diagnosed on Borneo island. Malaysian health ministry's director-general, Dr  Noor Hisham Abdullah, sa...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 09, 2019  2 years ago
Many of you may be familiar with the newly found fact that your gut and skin are home to a collection of microbes ranging from fungi, bacteria and viruses, that are vital for keeping you healthy. But how many of you are aware that your eyes are also host a unique menagerie of microbes? Collectively, they are called  the eye microbiome. It has been discovered that when these microbes are out o...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 09, 2019  2 years ago
Both neurodegenerative diseases, Parkinson’s Disease and Multisystem Atrophy (MSA) are associated with the accumulation of alpha-synuclein proteins in the brain. Researchers at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (MPI-BPC) have investigated the molecular makeup of these protein deposits finding structural diversity. E...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 09, 2019  2 years ago
An individual’s risk of developing cancer is affected by genetic variations in regions of DNA that don’t code for proteins, previously dismissed as ‘junk DNA’, according to new research published in the British Journal of Cancer last week. Professor Dr John Quackenbush, from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and lead author of the study told Thailand Me...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 09, 2019  2 years ago
A team of Stanford University School of Medicine scientists have developed a new blood diagnostic platform that functions as a kind of physiological clock: monitoring the levels of 373 proteins circulating in one’s blood. If the protein levels are out of the recommended levels, it can indicate critical issues about a person’s health and stage of biological aging. Dr Tony Wyss-Coray,...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 08, 2019  2 years ago
A must for every hospital, Siemens Healthineers has released a couple of AI-driven and cloud-based software applications, one for the brain and one for the prostate, that automate a great deal of the manual tasks that radiologists have to perform. Both of the applications can be used with data coming from any MRI machine, so they can be deployed by just about any facility using an MRI scanner and...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 08, 2019  2 years ago
Isolating patients with otherwise stable coronary artery disease (CAD) who are high-risk and would benefit from more intense or invasive interventions is currently a major theme in cardiology research. Often CAD patients undergo a treadmill exercise test to look for signs of blockages in their coronary arteries, and Emory researchers have been examining measurements that could provide additional i...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 08, 2019  2 years ago
Of the 46 different brands of metformin, a diabetes medication that is available in most South-East Asian countries, three versions are being recalled after they were found to contain unsafe levels of an impurity called NDMA that can potentially cause cancer. The Singapore Health Sciences Authority (HSA) tested all 46 locally marketed metformin medicines and the remaining 43 are not affected. The...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 07, 2019  2 years ago
A new research by University of Liverpool warns that common first-line treatment approach of using fluconazole for cryptococcal meningitis in low-income countries is being compromised by the emergence of drug resistance. The study findings highlight the need to develop new drugs and treatment regimens for the lethal brain infection, which kills around 180,000 people each year. The results fi th...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 07, 2019  2 years ago
It’s the next wave, cultured meats or in vitro meat, also called "clean meat" by its supporters, is meat produced in a laboratory using bioengineering techniques that will be appearing in supermarkets and restaurants as early as 2020. Dr Mark Post, professor at Maastricht University, presented the first hamburger in 2013 made of cultured meat. ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 07, 2019  2 years ago
Presently, colorectal cancer is the second most common type of cancer worldwide, with about 90% of cases occurring in people 50 or older. Arising from the inner surface, or muscosal layer, of the colon, cancerous cells can penetrate through the deeper layers of the colon and spread to other organs. Left untreated, the disease is fatal. Conventional colon cancer screening is performed by flexibl...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 07, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have demonstrated in a new study that after receiving acupuncture treatment three days a week during the course of radiation treatment, head and neck cancer patients experienced less dry mouth or xerostomia conditions. The clinical trial results, published in JAMA Network Open, is the first randomized, placebo-controlled, P...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 07, 2019  2 years ago
Though traditionally, Multiple Sclerosis has always been a sickness associated with adults, doctors worldwide are witnessing a phenomena of more teenagers especially girls developing the disease over the last 6 years especially in developed countries. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). In MS, the immune system a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 07, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers From Southern Methodists University (SMU) have discovered that the drug oleandrin derived from the Nerium oleander plant could prevent the HTLV-1 virus from spreading by targeting a stage of the reproduction process that is not currently targeted by existing drugs. This is significant discovery because there is currently no cure or treatment for the virus of a lesser-known "c...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 07, 2019  2 years ago
In Asian populations, despite biliary tract cancer being a type of cancer that is considered rare globally, its growing incidence rate is becoming a worrisome trend. In countries like Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, China, Korea and Japan, the incidence of bile duct cancer has been rising at an exponential rate. Currently Thailand* has the highest incidence rate in the world with an estimate...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 06, 2019  2 years ago
A new research suggests it's about time to consider that possibility that a clock could do  a better job than a scale at promoting weight loss, improving sleep and preventing diabetes. By exploring the benefits of daily fasting in humans, researchers have found that people who are at high risk of developing diabetes improved their health in myriad ways when they ate all of their meals ov...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 06, 2019  2 years ago
Medical Scientists from 22 prestigious institutions, are recommending early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of severe chronic inflammation to reduce the risk of chronic disease and death worldwide. Chronic Inflammation leads to a varierty of medical conditionsincluding neurodegenerative disease, cancer, autoimmune issues, etc. The collective group of international experts, which also includ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 06, 2019  2 years ago
According to a study published in JAMA Network Open, Aspirin use three or more times per week is associated with reductions in all-cause, any cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and colorectal cancer (CRC) mortality among older adults. Dr Holli A. Loomans-Kropp, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the National Cancer Institute in Rockville, Maryland, and colleagues examined the correlation of aspirin use wit...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 06, 2019  2 years ago
Thailand HIV News By reengineering a peptide called CP24, the new compound called  IBP-CP24 has the potential to be further developed as a long-acting anti-HIV drug that can be used alone or in combination with a broad neutralizing antibody for the treatment and prevention of HIV-1 infection, according to a study published December 5 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Lu ...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 06, 2019  2 years ago
Heart health impact by sugars depends on the dose and type of sugar consumed, suggests a new study led by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital. The research team, led by Dr. John Sievenpiper, a staff physician in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and a scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, examined the relationship between total and added sugars that contain fructose...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 06, 2019  2 years ago
-Real exposure levels to the endocrine disruptor and carcinogenic chemical could be as could be as high as 44 times more, raising questions as to whether it was a deliberate attempt. Washington State University researchers have developed a more accurate method of measuring bisphenol A (BPA) levels in humans and found that exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemical is far higher than previous...

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