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Source : Thailand Medical News  Jan 25, 2020  2 years ago
Official figures on Saturday morning from Chinese health authorities are that 41 people have so far died from the new coronavirus strain in China while 1,287 people are infected although the numbers in state hospitals all over China are showing a different scenario. France has reported three cases of individuals infected with the 2019-nCoV virus while a second case has also been reported in the ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 24, 2020  2 years ago
13 Cities in China are now on lockdown involving a population of about 35 million people. The cities include Wuhan, Ezhou, Huanggang,  Chibi, Xiantao, Zhijiang, Qianjiang, Huangshi, Xianning and Yichang, HuangZhou, Yangxin and Xiushui. More cities are expected to be placed in lockdown over the weekened. So far as of 5pm (Bangkok Time) today, 31 people have died from the disease including t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 24, 2020  2 years ago
Frequent fluctuations and wide swings in blood pressure readings among young adults are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease by middle age, a new analysis led by Duke University medical  researchers shows.   The research finding, published in JAMA Cardiology, suggests that the current practice of averaging blood pressure readings to determine...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 24, 2020  2 years ago
An alarming article by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Professors published recently in The Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI) warn that global climate change is likely to unlock dangerous new microbes, as well as threaten humans' ability to regulate body temperature. Candida auris-a new microbe  All of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Distinguished Professors including Dr ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 24, 2020  2 years ago
Medical researchers from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine have identified blood-based biomarkers associated with both delirium duration and severity in critically ill patients. This finding opens the door to easy, early identification of individuals at risk for longer delirium duration and higher delirium severity and could potentially lead to new treatments of this ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 24, 2020  2 years ago
Aldara or Imiquimod, a skin cream used to treat warts and skin cancer could help protect people against viral diseases such as Zika and dengue, according to new research from the University of Leeds.   Their research findings have identified a new way we might prevent infection from a wide variety of dangerous viruses.   Currently, the climate issues, coupled with an increasingly inter...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 24, 2020  2 years ago
Professor Dr Olivier Feron, an oncology researcher at the University of Louvain (UCLouvain) Institute of Experimental and Clinical Research, in his research as to how understand how metastases form from a tumor, had previously also demonstrated that the most aggressive cancer cells use significant amounts of lipids as energy sources. Now, Prof. Feron has discovered that cancer cells store lipids i...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Jan 24, 2020  2 years ago
Virus Spreading Globally While WHO Still Dragging New cases of individuals being infected with China’s 2019-nCoV virus are emerging in countries like Vietnam, and Singapore. To date so far the virus has emerged in Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Macau, Hong Kong, Thailand, US and Mexico. In the UK, fourteen cases are being investigated. Many are also concerned about the Philippines where the healthca...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 23, 2020  2 years ago
The situation in China is now getting worrisome with more cities are on lockdown. Initially Wuhan with a population of 11 million was placed on lockdown. Now  Huangggang with a population of 7.5 million and Ezhou with a population of I million is also being placed in lockdown.  Speculations  are that certain parts of Shanghai , Shenzhen and even Beijing will be next. Chinese Army ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 23, 2020  2 years ago
More than 42 million people are infected with HIV worldwide, about 1.5 million people in the United States alone. Currently, people with HIV take antiretroviral therapy (ART), which can suppress HIV to undetectable levels in blood, but the virus persists throughout the body in latently infected resting CD4+ T cells. The immune system cannot recognize these cells and no current therapies can elimin...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 23, 2020  2 years ago
The new virus in China that is currently the centre of global attention is called the 2019-nCo V virus, the name given by the WHO or The World  Health Organisation. A Typical Coronavirus   The virus belongs to a class of viruses called coronaviruses. Coronaviruses belong to the subfamily Coronavirinae in the family Coronaviridae, in the order Nidovirales. Coronaviru...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 23, 2020  2 years ago
Medical researchers have successfully treated age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in mice after finding an unexpected link between the two main forms of the blinding eye disease, the leading cause of vision loss in people 60 and older. Dr Brad Gelfand has discovered an unexpected connection between the two main forms of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Credit: Dan Addison/UVA Dr Brad ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 23, 2020  2 years ago
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine  have created a biodegradable nerve guide ie a polymer tube filled with growth-promoting protein that can regenerate long sections of damaged nerves, without the need for transplanting stem cells or a donor nerve. Dr Lauren Kokai, Ph.D., (left) developed the technology used for this project when she was a graduate studying und...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 23, 2020  2 years ago
Individuals who are exposed to as a child, with chickenpox (varicella) are around 30% less likely to develop shingles (herpes zoster) over 20 years, finds a study in The BMJ. The study results support the theory that re-exposure to the herpes zoster virus in adulthood (after chickenpox infection as a child), boosts immunity to shingles, but does not provide complete protection. I...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 23, 2020  2 years ago
Often, emerging viral infections from bird flu to Ebola to Zika infections, pose major threats to global public health, and understanding their origins can help investigators design defensive strategies against future outbreaks.  A recent study provides important insights on the potential origins of the most recent outbreak of viral pneumonia in China, which started in the middle of Decemb...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 23, 2020  2 years ago
The number of deaths in China as a result of the new coronavirus is fast increasing by the hour and so has the number being infected. According to Chinese officials the number has now jumped to 17 deaths with hundreds more in critical conditions and the number of infected is rising exponentially. The Chinese government is also imposing a “defacto city shutdown and quarantine”. Wuhan...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 22, 2020  2 years ago
Most often breast cancer progression can vary significantly between patients. Even within the same tumor, different areas may be composed of different types of cells and characterized by different tumor structures. This heterogeneity makes it challenging to ascertain the severity of a tumor and assess its molecular subtype, thereby affecting the precision of diagnosis and the choice of the most ef...
Source: Thailand Biotech News  Jan 22, 2020  2 years ago
Biotechnology researchers have created a new light-sensitive material could eliminate some of the endoscopic procedures needed to remove gastrointestinal devices. Many medical devices can be inserted into the gastrointestinal tract to treat, diagnose, or monitor GI disorders. Many of these have to be removed by endoscopic surgery once their job is done. However, MIT biotechnology engine...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 22, 2020  2 years ago
A recent analysis of the clinical trials of HPV vaccines to prevent cervical cancer raises doubts about the vaccines' effectiveness. The findings of the analysis, published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, assessed 12 published Phase 2 and 3 randomised controlled efficacy trials of the HPV vaccines Cervarix and Gardasil. The detailed analysis, carried out by researchers...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 22, 2020  2 years ago
China reported on Wednesday that more than 450 people infected across country, as US and Macao report first cases.   The current death toll from a new pneumonia-like virus originating in China rose to nine on Wednesday, with more than 450 people affected across the country. Meanwhile, newly confirmed cases in the U.S. and Macao underscored concerns over how the coronavirus was spreading ahead...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 22, 2020  2 years ago
A new study by researchers from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center show that animal models given a new drug targeting a key gene involved in lipid and glucose metabolism could tolerate a high-fat diet regimen (composed of 60% fat from lard) without developing significant liver damage, becoming obese, or disrupting their body's glucose balance. Currently, the US CDC estimates th...
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...

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