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Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 22, 2020  2 years ago
A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, published in the scientific journal PNAS reports that endogenous proteins that play a vital part in allergies and parasitic infection can prevent the immune system from wrongly attacking the body and causing inflamed joints, The medical researchers hope that the results will give rise to new drugs for rheumatoid arthritis. Typically, i...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 22, 2020  2 years ago
Unknown to most common people, what keeps most infectious disease researchers busy are not  infamous viruses like Ebola. Instead,the  influenza virus, commonly known as the flu, continues to be a clear and present danger to humanity. Dr David Markovitz, M.D., Professor of internal medicine in the division of infectious diseases at Michigan Medicine told Thailand Medical News, "In...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 22, 2020  2 years ago
According to a recent study from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, treating septic shock in children with a combination of intravenous vitamin C, vitamin B1 and hydrocortisone (a commonly used steroid) is associated with lower mortality. This is the first pediatric study of the safe and relatively inexpensive treatment for septic shock, and the preliminary data supports...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 22, 2020  2 years ago
A new study confirms that the chemicals in sunscreens such as avobenzone, oxybenzone, octocrylene, and ecamsule that help shield individuals from the sun's rays, are also absorbed into the body at levels that raise some safety questions. The study was done by the US FDA as a result of previous studies showing the same by private medical institutions. All studies past and new showed that the...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 21, 2020  2 years ago
According to Chinese health authrorities, the number of people in China infected by a new SARS-like virus jumped to 291 on Tuesday. Since the last 24 hours, there has been nearly 80 new confirmed cases of the virus that has so far killed six people, with over 900 still under medical observation, said the National Health Commission. The recent confirmed cases are mostly in Hubei provi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 21, 2020  2 years ago
Approximately 31 million people worldwide suffer from heart failure, with more than 50 per cent dying suddenly most likely due to the spontaneous onset of a heart rhythm problem, known as an arrhythmia. The link between the electrical signal that triggers the heart cell to contract (action potential) and consequent ability of the heart to pump blood has been known for nearly 40 years but understan...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 21, 2020  2 years ago
As more states in the US begin to legalize cannabis for medicinal and recreational use and more cannabis products become available for consumption, cannabis's cardiovascular effects are not well understood. In a review article published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, a team led by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital reveals that more than 2 million adu...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 21, 2020  2 years ago
Coralberry is a low-growing, shrub with stems that produce clusters of red fruits in the fall. It is a good food source for several species of bird. New research shows that the coralberry holds promise as a natural therapeutic adjuvant for combatting uveal melanoma (UM), the most aggressive variant of eye cancer.   Research findings from the Universities of Bonn and Magdeburg, in colla...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 21, 2020  2 years ago
A novel study by researchers from Karolinska Institutet show that mucosa-associated invariant T cells (MAIT cells) of the human immune system respond with dynamic activity and reprogramming of gene expression during the initial phase of HIV infection. The study fills a knowledge gap, as previously, the function of MAIT cells during this particular phase was not well understood.   Enormous e...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 21, 2020  2 years ago
Probiotic beverages could become a promising new weapon in the battle against antibiotic resistant bacteria, after a team of scientists at the University of Birmingham engineered and patented a key genetic element that can tackle the genetic basis of resistance.   The research team is now seeking funding for a clinical trial for the drink which has potential to work against many resist...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 20, 2020  2 years ago
An antibiotic compound made by cannabis plants has been found to wipe out drug-resistant bacteria, raising hopes of a new weapon in the fight against superbugs. Medical scientists screened and tested five cannabis compounds for their antibiotic properties and found that one, cannabigerol (CBG), was particularly potent at killing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), one of the most ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 20, 2020  2 years ago
A new medtech startup based in Singapore, EKO.AI has raised a US$4 million round co-led by Sequoia India and Singapore government-linked strategic investor EDBI. Partech Ventures, SGInnovate and Startup Health also participated in the round. Dr Carolyn Lam From Eko.Ai The startup Eko.Ai has developed a machine learning platform to automate the slow, manual and error-prone process of measuring a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 20, 2020  2 years ago
Moringa (Moringa oleifera, or M. oleifera, มะรุม) , also called Marum in Thai, is mainly touted for its high concentration of antioxidants, as well as its ability to lower blood sugar,  improve heart health, and reduce inflammation as well as other health benefits.   Although still new to the West, this small tree, moringa oleifera, has been highly valued for centuries i...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 20, 2020  2 years ago
A biomolecule produced by the brain that activates the same receptors as cannabis is protective against stress by reducing anxiety-causing connections between two brain regions, Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers report. This new research finding, published in Neuron journal, could help explain why some people use cannabis when they're anxious or under stress. It could als...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 20, 2020  2 years ago
The most common vision problem in the world: myopia or short/near sightedness, which causes damage to the eye and even blindness, just got easier to assess. New research at Flinders University in Australia has identified a new method to measure how it affects the eye, a new article in PLOS ONE reveals.   The research was based on testing of 70 volunteers, with the Flinders ophthal...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 20, 2020  2 years ago
A novel approach to studying the effects of two common chemicals used in cosmetics and sunscreens found they can cause DNA damage in breast cells at surprisingly low concentrations, while the same dose did not harm cells without estrogen receptors.   The new research published in Environmental Health Perspectives, identifies a new mechanism by which estrogens and xenoestrogens-environm...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 20, 2020  2 years ago
A recent research shows drinking low-fat milk, both nonfat and 1% milk is significantly associated with less aging in adults. Study on 5,834 U.S. adults by Brigham Young University exercise Science Professor Larry Tucker, Ph.D., found people who drink low-fat milk experience several years less biological aging than those who drink high-fat (2% and whole) milk. Professor Larry Tucker Fr...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 19, 2020  2 years ago
A novel technology for detecting low glucose levels via ECG using a non-invasive wearable sensor, which with the latest artificial intelligence can detect hypoglycaemic events from raw ECG signals has been made by researchers from the University of Warwick. At the moment, continuous glucose monitors (CGM) are available by the NHS for hypoglycaemia detection (sugar levels into blood or...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 19, 2020  2 years ago
Research from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai showed for the first time that women's blood vessels, including both large and small arteries age at a faster rate than men's. The findings, published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Cardiology, could help to explain why women tend to develop different types of cardiovascular disease and with different timing than men. Dr Susan ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 19, 2020  2 years ago
A group of medical researchers from the Hebrew University and Shaare Zedek Medical Center has found evidence that suggests administering combinations of antibiotics to patients with bacterial infections might be promoting resistance transmission. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their research on patients with bacterial infections and what they learned. ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 19, 2020  2 years ago
Medical scientists at Tufts University have identified a molecular mechanism that could reverse the genetic defect responsible for Friedreich's ataxia, a neurodegenerative disease that leaves its victims with difficulty walking, a loss of sensation in the arms and legs and impaired speech caused by degeneration of nerve tissue in the spinal cord. The researchers report today in the Procee...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 19, 2020  2 years ago
AI and medical researchers of the ICAI Group–Computational Intelligence and Image Analysis–of the University of Malaga (UMA) have designed an unprecedented method that is capable of improving brain images obtained through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) using artificial intelligence.   This novel model manages to increase image quality from low resolution to high r...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 19, 2020  2 years ago
Medical scientists at the University of Glasgow and Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute have tested close to 1000 existing medicines and discovered that a cheap drug commonly used to treat parasitic worm infection could be a game-changing treatment for prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer affecting men and the second most common cause of cancer death for men globally. &nbs...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 19, 2020  2 years ago
A new study by researchers from the University of Southern Denmark indicates that couples struggling to get pregnant might want to add a little more fish in their diet. Young males and middle aged males who take fish oil supplements appear to have better sperm quality and higher testosterone levels than those who don't, as well as larger testicles, the researchers report.   Th...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 18, 2020  2 years ago
The real number of people infected by a mystery SARS-like virus that has killed two people in China is likely to be thousands more than officially reported, medical researchers have said. The breaking news comes as Chinese health authorities said on Saturday that they have discovered four more cases of pneumonia following an outbreak of what is believed to be a new coronavirus strain....
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 18, 2020  2 years ago
Sales figures for the first cannabis-based medicine in the United States are in and they’re telling a bullish story, according to GW Pharmaceuticals CEO Justin Gover. The drug, Epidiolex, which contains cannabidiol to treat severe forms of epilepsy, brought in $104 million in net sales in the fourth quarter and a total of $296 million in 2019 across the globe, the British pharma...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 18, 2020  2 years ago
The debilitating condition remembered as a disease of pirates, Scurvy is still found in a developed country like Canada. The disease, which is caused by a vitamin C deficiency, can result in bruising, weakness, anemia, gum disease, hemorrhage, tooth loss, and even death if undiagnosed and untreated. Researchers from McMaster University surveyed the data of patients of Hamilton's two ho...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 18, 2020  2 years ago
Researchers at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), in an unprecedented pan-cancer analysis of whole genomes, have discovered new regions of non-coding DNA that, when altered, may lead to cancer growth and progression. The research, published in Molecular Cell, reveals novel mechanisms of disease progression that could lead to new avenues of research and ultimately to better&n...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 18, 2020  2 years ago
Currently, non-communicable diseases including heart disease, cancer and lung disease are the most common causes of death, accounting for 70 percent of deaths worldwide. These diseases are considered "non-communicable" because they are thought to be caused by a combination of genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors and can't be transmitted between people. However, a new resea...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 18, 2020  2 years ago
Genetic changes in the brain occur as a result of consuming soybean oil according to a new emerging research study. A team of medical scientists and researchers from University Of California, Riverside (UCR) have shown that soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes, but could also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, and depression. Often used f...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 18, 2020  2 years ago
Researchers from New Ohio State University have shown an association between breast cancer survivors' use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and reports of problems with concentration and memory. On average, cognitive problems reported by PPI users were between 20 and 29 percent more severe than issues reported by non-PPI users. PPIs are sold under such brand names as Nexium, Prevacid ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 18, 2020  2 years ago
Health authorities in US will begin screening passengers Friday arriving from a Chinese city at the heart of a mysterious SARS-linked virus, officials said, after an outbreak that has stricken dozens claimed a second life. More confirmed cases meanwhile have now been reported outside China, two in Thailand, one in Japan, one in Korea, 5 in Singapore, lots more in Hong Kong and Taiwan even as he...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 18, 2020  2 years ago
According to the results of a clinical trial assessing the safety of the drug, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said that the prescription weight control medicine lorcaserin (Belviq, Belviq XR) may increase the risk for cancer.   A Staff from the agency told Thailand Medical News, "We cannot conclude that lorcaserin contributes to the cancer risk but "wanted to make the ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 17, 2020  2 years ago
A novel medical imaging startup based in Israel, aiming to upend the medical imaging business just raised US$26 million in its most recent round of funding, more than doubling its total support from investors that include Fujifilm and Foxconn.   The Nanox.Arc The medical device startup called Nanox has developed a new digital x-ray device that carries a much smaller footprint and cost when...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 17, 2020  2 years ago
AEDs or Automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) are common these days in airports, stadiums, and other places where there are very many people around. They are still expensive medical devices, and so are not as widely available as they should be. Individuals who are susceptible to suffering from dangerous cardiac arrhythmias but that don’t have appropriate implants would probably be safe...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 17, 2020  2 years ago
The pharmaceutical news and media segment is abuzzed about a new development that will disrupt the way that individuals with allergies or reactions having anaphylaxis episodes are treated or able to treat themselves. A privately held Raleigh medical device company called Bryn Pharma, is on track to soon provide people who have severe, possibly life-threatening allergies a needle-free option t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 17, 2020  2 years ago
Tasty walnuts may not just be a snack, they may also promote good-for-your-gut bacteria. New research suggests that these "good" bacteria could be contributing to the heart-health benefits of walnuts. Researchers found in a randomized and controlled trial, that eating walnuts daily as part of a healthy diet was associated with increases in certain bacteria that can help promote he...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 17, 2020  2 years ago
It was once thought that common medical imaging procedures using low doses of radiation were safe considering that such procedures are done commonly and also the importance of these diagnostic imaging procedures. However a new study finds that in human cell cultures, these doses create breaks that allow extra bits of DNA to integrate into the chromosome. Dr Roland Kanaar and Dr Alex Zelensky of Er...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 17, 2020  2 years ago
According to a new study conducted in a large sample of youth at the University of Pennsylvania and led by Dr Antonia Kaczkurkin, Ph.D. and Dr Theodore Satterthwaite, MD, brain imaging may one day be used to help diagnose mental health disorders including depression and anxiety with greater accuracy. Additionaly, knowing more about the neurobiology behind psychiatric disorders could inform deci...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 17, 2020  2 years ago
According to researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, whooping cough bacteria are becoming smarter at colonizing and feeding off unwitting hosts, strengthening calls for a new vaccine. The new research from UNSW has shown that Australia needs a new whooping cough vaccine to ensure our most vulnerable are protected from the emergence of superbug strains. The existin...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 17, 2020  2 years ago
A gene called Elongation of Very Long Chain Fatty Acids Protein 2 or ELOVL2 is an established biomarker of age and in a new study has been identified to play a critical role in eye aging and the retina. In a new paper, published in the journal Aging Cell, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say the gene appears to play a key role in age-associated functional a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 17, 2020  2 years ago
A new published research has found that one in five young people have fatty liver disease (steatosis), with one in 40 having already developed liver scarring (fibrosis). The study, published in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, is the first to attempt to determine the prevalence of fatty liver disease and fibrosis in young healthy adults in the UK. According to certain meta studie...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 17, 2020  2 years ago
According to new research from the University of Arizona.Early morning blue light exposure therapy can aid the healing process of people impact by mild traumatic brain injury.   Dr William D. Killgore, Psychiatry Professor in the Tucson College of Medicine and lead author of the study told Thailand Medical News, "Daily exposure to blue wavelength light each morning helps to r...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 17, 2020  2 years ago
Researchers found for the first time, in a study conducted in mice, that tobacco smoke from a hookah caused blood to function abnormally and be more likely to clot and quickly form blood clots, which can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association's journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB). ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 16, 2020  2 years ago
Health authorities in Japan disclosed on Thursday morning that a male patient treated for pneumonia after returning from China has tested positive for the new coronavirus identified as a possible cause of an outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Studenst in Japan taking precautions in wake of the new viral pneumonia outbreak in China The male patient developed a fever and cough on Jan. 3 while...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 16, 2020  2 years ago
A variety of noncommunicable chronic diseases such as diabetes are on the rise in Thailand as the country transitions to a high-middle-income country. A study by medical researchers from Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) and Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok identifies the strengths and weaknesses of diabetes care in Thailand's universal healthcare system. Published in the j...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 16, 2020  2 years ago
A research paper in Nutrition Reviews finds that intake of the flavonoid quercetin can greatly reduce high blood pressure in patients suffering from cardiovascular disease. Medical researchers here consulted multiple studies that assessed the impact of quercetin supplements on blood pressure and glucose levels. Quercetin is a plant pigment commonly found in many plants and foods, such a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 16, 2020  2 years ago
Individuals with type 2 diabetes newly prescribed a sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitor have a lower incidence of gout than those prescribed a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, according to a study published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Dr Michael Fralick, M.D., Ph.D., from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, and ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 16, 2020  2 years ago
Medical researchers in Minnesota and Iowa have found greater risks of social and emotional problems in infants whose mothers consumed cannabis during pregnancy.   Utilizing results of a developmental screening tool for 1-year-olds, the researchers found that 9.1% of babies from cannabis users were at risk, compared with 3.6% of babies whose mothers didn't consume the...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 16, 2020  2 years ago
A new research suggests that a common bacteria that boosts digestive health can slow and even reverse build-up of a protein associated with Parkinson's Disease.   Based on previous research linking brain function to gut bacteria, this study in a Parkinson's model of roundworms, identified a probiotic or so-called good bacteria which prevents the formation of toxic clumps that sta...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 16, 2020  2 years ago
Two cancer-promoting genes MYC and TWIST1 co-opt immune system cells to enable cancer cells to spread, but blocking a key step in this process can help prevent the disease from developing. These research findings, published today in eLife, may help clinicians to identify cancer patients at risk of metastasis, a process where cancer cells spread to other parts of the body....
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 16, 2020  2 years ago
The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) laboratory that invented cryolipolisis or "Coolsculpting," a popular non-surgical method for reducing fat under the skin, is developing a new form of the technology that can selectively reduce fat almost anywhere in the body using a safe, injectable ice solution or "slurry." The new technology, not yet approved for use in humans, is d...
Source : Thailand Medical News   Jan 16, 2020  2 years ago
Medical researchers from University College London (UCL) have discovered the mechanism that allows the brain to monitor its own blood supply, a finding in rats which may help to find new treatments for human conditions including hypertension (high blood pressure) and dementia. For many years, scientists have suspected that the brain had a way of monitoring and regulating its own ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 15, 2020  2 years ago
The general public should be wary of searching for probiotics information online as most webpages originate from unreliable sources and the health-benefit claims are often not supported by robust scientific evidence. In a new study, published in Frontiers in Medicine, cautions that while Google is adept at sorting the most reliable websites to the top of the list, the majority of webs...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 15, 2020  2 years ago
Chinese officials said Wednesday that the possibility that a new virus in central China could spread between humans cannot be ruled out, though the risk of transmission at the moment appears to be low. Health surveillance officer use temperature scanner to monitor passengers arriving at the Hong Kong International airport . Fifty-nine people in the city of Wuhan have received a preliminary diag...

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