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Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 08, 2020  2 years ago
Oncology researchers at the University College of London (UCL) have identified how a subset of immune cells are activated to kill cancerous cells, a finding in mice which could hold the key to new powerful therapies against cancer. The new study built on previous research, also led by Professors Sergio Quezada and Karl Peggs (both UCL Cancer Institute), which found that following immunotherapy so...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 08, 2020  2 years ago
When a healthy human heart ages, it becomes more susceptible to cardiovascular diseases. Though researchers have discovered that relaxin, an insulin-like hormone, suppresses atrial fibrillation (AF), inflammation, and fibrosis in aged rats, the underlying mechanisms of these benefits are still unknown. In a new Scientific Reports paper, University of Pittsburgh graduate student Dr Brian...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020  2 years ago
New Study Reveals Most Commercial Labs Conducting Genetic Sequencing Tests Routinely Fail to Analyze Large Segments of DNA, Hence Lacking Accuracy.  A review of clinical tests from three major U.S. laboratories by UT Southwestern Medical Center experts shows whole exome sequencing routinely fails to adequately analyze large segments of DNA, a potentially critical deficiency that can preven...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020  2 years ago
New nonhuman primate research suggests for the first time that a single dose of an antibody-based treatment can prevent HIV transmission from mother to baby. The findings are being published in the journal Nature Communications. The time or period when that single dose is given is key, however. The study found rhesus macaque newborns did not develop the monkey form of HIV, called SHIV, whe...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020  2 years ago
Roughly about twenty percent of confirmed pregnancies end in miscarriage, most often in the first trimester, for reasons ranging from infection to chromosomal abnormality. But some women have recurrent miscarriages, a painful process that points to underlying issues. Clinical studies have been uneven, but some evidence shows that for women with a history of recurrent miscarriage, taking progestero...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020  2 years ago
A simple treatment involving electrical nerve stimulation helped women with fibromyalgia in a recent clinical trial. The findings are published in Arthritis & Rheumatology. Typically, fibromyalgia is characterized by pain and fatigue, particularly during physical activity. Besides widespread pain, individuals with fibromyalgia also have sleep problems. Transcutaneous electrical nerve ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020  2 years ago
The mental state of Delirium (sudden confusion or a rapid change in mental state) remains a serious challenge for the healthcare system. Delirium affects 15 to 26 percent of hospitalized older adults and can be particularly problematic because those experiencing the condition may interfere with medical care or directly harm themselves or others. Aside from behavioral therapy and physical restra...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020  2 years ago
According to new research from the Francis Crick Institute, UK, benign intestinal tumors with mutations that delete or inactivate two particular tumor-suppressing genes develop more quickly towards cancerous forms. Typically, there are various types of cancer that affect the intestines, including cancers in either the small or large intestines. These intestinal cancers can develop from initiall...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020  2 years ago
Statistically more women than men die of heart failure. The reason is that only 50 percent of the heart failure cases among women are caused by having a heart attack, which can be treated with modern methods. In the case of the  remaining other half of women experiencing heart failure, the cause is generally related to having untreated high blood pressure leve...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020  2 years ago
A new method of combining advanced optical imaging with an artificial intelligence algorithm produces accurate, real-time intraoperative diagnosis of brain tumors, a new study finds. The study examined the diagnostic accuracy of brain tumor image classification through AI and machine learning, compared with the accuracy of pathologist interpretation of conventional histologic images. The result...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020  2 years ago
According to a new report by Moody's Analytics and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, the health of millennials is deteriorating more rapidly than older generations' did, and that could have a devastating effect on the economy. The report paints a dismal picture of how the 2009 economic recession affected millennials' health.   Mark Zandi, a chief economist f...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 06, 2020  2 years ago
Pharma giant, Merck also  known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, has announced an exclusive worldwide research collaboration and license agreement with Taiho Pharmaceutical Co, Ltd., (“Taiho”) and Astex Pharmaceuticals (UK), a wholly owned subsidiary of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (“Astex”), focused on the development of small molecule inhibitors agains...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 06, 2020  2 years ago
The new guidelines and resources needed to treat fulminant myocarditis ie severe, inflammation of the heart that develops rapidly, are outlined in a new Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association on how best to reduce fatalities from this rare condition. The Statement is published today in the Association's premier cardiovascular journal Circulation. Typically, fulminant ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 06, 2020  2 years ago
The first medical marijuana clinic in Bangkok opened Monday offering free cannabis oil to hundreds of Thais seeking relief from cancer, insomnia and muscle pain as the government drives home the economic and health benefits of their gamble of marijuana.   In 2018, Thailand became the first country in Southeast Asia to legalise medical cannabis, although many Thais have long used the her...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 06, 2020  2 years ago
A recent study shows the feasibility of using gene therapy to treat the progressive neurodegenerative disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The study, which demonstrated the effectiveness of direct delivery of gene therapy into the brain of a mouse model of CTE, is published in Human Gene Therapy. Dr Ronald Crystal and colleagues from Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY,...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 06, 2020  2 years ago
Although some of the effects of air pollution on health are well documented ie lung cancer, stroke, respiratory diseases, and a long etcetera, but for many others there is less scientific evidence. Such is the case of bone health: there are only a few studies and results are inconclusive. Now, a study in India led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) has found an association bet...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 06, 2020  2 years ago
A new study shows that the first strain of influenza virus we encounter during childhood sets the course of how our immune system responds to exposures later in life. How successfully a person can fend off the flu depends not only on the virus’ notorious ability to change with the season, but also on the strain first encountered during childhood, according to new research published...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 06, 2020  2 years ago
Researchers from Boyce Thompson Institute have discovered 95 potential new human protein targets for salicylate compounds and provide a roadmap for future drug development against dozens of diseases. Individuals have used aspirin to treat pain, fever and inflammation for more than a century, and the drug is also used to reduce the risk of strokes, heart attacks and some cancers. An estimated 12...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 06, 2020  2 years ago
Health authorities in China on Sunday said a mysterious viral pneumonia outbreak that has affected 59 people was not the flu-like virus SARS that killed hundreds more than a decade ago. The pneumonia-like infection was first reported last week in Wuhan, a central Chinese city with a population of over 11 million leading to online speculation about a resurgence of the highly contagious SARS viru...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 05, 2020  2 years ago
Chicago-based startup, Augmedics, which developes surgical virtual reality technologies, has received US FDA 510k clearance for its augmented reality (AR) xvision system. Xvision is comprised of a headset that emulates “X-ray vision” during surgery by projecting 3D navigation data onto the surgeon’s retina. Designed using transparent hardware components, the headset allows a surg...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 05, 2020  2 years ago
Researchers affiliated with a large number of institutions in China have developed an AI and  machine-learning algorithm platform with cancer methylation signatures to diagnose colorectal cancer. In their paper published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the group describes their new approach to diagnosis and prognostication of colorectal cancer and how well it wor...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 05, 2020  2 years ago
Every year more than 200 million people are affected by Malaria worldwide, and resistance to antimalarial treatments is constantly increasing. This infectious disease is caused by Plasmodium parasites that are capable of adapting to varied environments. During the parasite's life cycle, it lives in the salivary glands of the mosquito vector before infecting the liver and then the blo...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 05, 2020  2 years ago
AML or Acute myeloid leukemia is the most common type of leukemia in adults. It is characterized by the pathological expansion of immature cells (myeloblasts) that invade the bone marrow and expand into the blood, affecting the production of the rest of the healthy cells. Although patients usually respond well to chemotherapy-based treatments, a large proportion of them eventually relapse or show ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 05, 2020  2 years ago
It is estimated that there are approximately 85,000 industrial chemicals currently in use, in products such as clothing, cleaning solutions, carpets, and furniture. For the vast majority of these chemicals, scientists have little or no information about their potential to cause cancer. Image Credit : MIT Typically, the detection of DNA damage in cells can predict whether cancer will d...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 04, 2020  2 years ago
A new study shows that bariatric surgery is associated with a distinct reduction in skin-cancer risk, a study shows. This finding can be described as a key piece of evidence that substantiates the connection between weight loss and malignant skin cancer. Dr Magdalena Taube, the first author behind the study and a researcher in molecular and clinical medicine at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of ...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Jan 04, 2020  2 years ago
Authorities in Hong Kong activated a newly created "serious response" level Saturday as fears spread about a mysterious infectious disease that may have been brought back by visitors from  mainland China. Five possible cases have been reported in Hong Kong of a mysterious viral pneumonia that has also infected at least 44 people in Wuhan, an inland city west of Shanghai and about...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 04, 2020  2 years ago
A research study indicates that following the Mediterranean diet may help kidney transplant recipients maintain transplant kidney function. The findings appear in an January 2020  issue of The Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Even with improvements in the survival of transplanted kidneys in the early years after transplantation, loss of kidney function...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 04, 2020  2 years ago
A new study has found that long-term consumption of lingonberry juice lowers high blood pressure and improves the function of blood vessels. Typically at some point in their lives, many people develop elevated blood pressure, even hypertension and functional disturbances in blood vessels related to low-grade inflammation. In addition to drug therapies, nutrition has a key role in the management...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 04, 2020  2 years ago
The research findings of the two studies by  Harvard Medical School, both conducted in animal models, show that bile acids promote the differentiation and activity of several types of T cells involved in regulating inflammation and linked to intestinal inflammatory conditions. They also reveal that gut microbes are critical for converting bile acids into immune-signaling molecules. The resear...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Jan 04, 2020  2 years ago
How different chemical compounds in creams, cosmetics, and other consumer products  trigger allergic reactions in the skin  has remained somewhat mysterious for a long time. Finally a new study suggests the way some chemicals displace natural fats in skin cells may explain how many common ingredients trigger allergic contact dermatitis, and encouragingly, suggests a new way to treat the ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 03, 2020  2 years ago
Health authorities in China on Friday confirmed more cases of a mysterious viral pneumonia that has sparked fears about a resurgence of SARS, the flu-like virus that killed hundreds of people more than a decade ago. The total 44 cases, up from the initial 27 announced Tuesday, include 11 "severe cases," health authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan said in a statemen...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 03, 2020  2 years ago
In a latest development, the European Commission (EC) has approved Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen’s Spravato (esketamine) nasal spray for treatment-resistant major depressive disorder. Spravato or Esketamine is an antagonist of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) glutamate receptor and is similar in composition to illegal drug ketamine; Janssen has a risk management plan related to ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 03, 2020  2 years ago
Cardiac or heart problems are a common development for people with diabetes. In fact, about 35% of people globally are admitted to the hospital for heart failure also have diabetes. Heart failure may be the result of a co-condition, such as hypertension or coronary heart disease, but not always. A new study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Diabetes Mellitus Is an Independent Predictor...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 03, 2020  2 years ago
According to a new research published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, HIV patients lose immunity to smallpox even though they were vaccinated against the disease as children and have had much of their immune system restored with antiretroviral therapy. Termed as  HIV-associated immune amnesia, the finding could explain why people living with HIV still tend to have shorter lives on a...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Jan 03, 2020  2 years ago
Individuals with drug-resistant epilepsy also can have deleterious neuropsychiatric symptoms like anxiety, depression, psychosis and impaired memory. These have negative impacts on quality of life, and there is an unmet need to improve therapy for such patients. Diagnosing and monitoring such neurobehavioral symptoms is challenging because their presentation can overlap with seizures. Dr Sandip...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 03, 2020  2 years ago
Human sperm are influenced by diet, and the effects arise rapidly. This is the conclusion of a study by researchers at Linköping University, in which healthy young men were fed a diet rich in sugar. The study, which has been published in PLOS Biology, gives new insight into the function of sperm, and may in the long term contribute to new diagnostic methods to measure sperm quality. D...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 03, 2020  2 years ago
Supplementing the body with short chain fatty acids can improve stroke recovery, according to research in animal models recently published in JNeurosci. Short chain fatty acid supplementation may be a non-invasive addition to stroke rehabilitation therapies. Post-stroke neuronal plasticity is altered by short-chain fatty acid treatment. Credit: Sadler et al., JNeurosci 2019  ...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Jan 03, 2020  2 years ago
The regulatory drug and  medical device agency, the US FDA has approved an artificial pancreas system based on technology from the University of Virginia Center for Diabetes Technology that automatically monitors and regulates blood glucose levels. Dr Boris Kovatchev, Ph.D., director of the UVA center told Thailand Medical News, "We are excited that our decade-long research, which rec...
Source: Thailand Cannabis News  Jan 02, 2020  2 years ago
Individuals with active cannabis dependence and abuse were nearly twice as likely to suffer a heart attack after surgery, according to a study led by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital of Unity Health Toronto. The research, published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), also found the pre...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 02, 2020  2 years ago
A new machine learning platform can generate clinically valid alerts for medication errors that might be missed with existing clinical decision support (CDS) systems, according to a study published in the January issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. Dr Ronen Rozenblum, Ph.D., M.P.H., from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues examined the ability ...
Source: Thailand Cannabis News  Jan 02, 2020  2 years ago
Medical researchers from the University of Aberdeen have identified parts of a gene that could open the door to treatment with medical cannabis for millions of people. Despite being promising, the potential of cannabinoids in treating disease, addiction and obesity has been hampered due to the unpredictability of adverse side-effects which can include depression and psychosis. At present there ...
Source : Thailand Cannabis News  Jan 02, 2020  2 years ago
A new drug that provides the benefits derived from medicinal cannabis without the "high" or other side effects may help to unlock a new treatment for Parkinson's disease. HU-308 is the new drug that lessens devastating involuntary movements called dyskinesias, a side effect from years of treatment for Parkinson's disease. The new research, published in Neurobiology of Disease,...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 02, 2020  2 years ago
Globally, more individuals die from tuberculosis (TB) than any other infectious disease, even though the vast majority were vaccinated. The vaccine just isn't that reliable. But a new Nature study finds that simply changing the way the vaccine is administered could dramatically boost its protective power. Medical researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and t...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Jan 01, 2020  2 years ago
According to new research by University of Alberta, in most cases, your genes have less than five percent to do with your risk of developing a particular disease. The researchers examined two decades of data from studies on the relationships between common gene mutations, also known as single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), and different diseases and conditions in a largest meta-anal...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 01, 2020  2 years ago
Biomedical engineers from University of Connecticut have designed a non-toxic, biodegradable device that can help medication move from blood vessels into brain tissues, a route traditionally blocked by the body's defense mechanisms. The research findings are published in the PNAS Journal.  Typically, blood vessels in the brain are lined by cells fitted together tightly, forming a so-call...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 01, 2020  2 years ago
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System report that accumulating amyloid, an abnormal protein linked to neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) occurred faster among persons deemed to have "objectively-defined subtle cognitive difficulties" (Obj-SCD) than among persons considered to be...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 01, 2020  2 years ago
2020 will herald a new period of increased health and medical incidences in Thailand as a whole and this might seem contradictory to the fact that the amount of medical advances, and even high tech such as AI etc coming on board into the medical industry. With the emergence of the local “lazy economy” due to the tech and startup invasion, not only will food delivery, online shopping...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 31, 2019  2 years ago
A new meta-analysis study led by St. Michael's Hospital of Unity Health Toronto found children who drank whole milk had 40 per cent lower odds of being overweight or obese compared with children who consumed reduced-fat milk. The study findings, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, analyzed 28 studies from seven countries that explored the relationship between child...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 31, 2019  2 years ago
A new preventive treatment for dementia may proceed to clinical trials after successful animal testing. The American-led research is looking to develop effective immunotherapy via a new vaccine to remove 'brain plaque' and tau protein aggregates linked to Alzheimer's disease. Successful results in recent studies in bigenic mice models supports progression to human trials ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 31, 2019  2 years ago
Each year, a lack of vaccination leads to about 1.5 million preventable deaths, primarily in developing nations. One factor that makes vaccination campaigns in those nations more difficult is that there is little infrastructure for storing medical records, so there’s often no easy way to determine who needs a particular vaccine. Researchers from MIT have now developed a novel way to recor...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 31, 2019  2 years ago
Debaucherous evening last night? You’re probably dealing with Veisalgia, the medical term for hangover right now. This unpleasant phenomenon has been dogging humanity since our ancestors first happened upon fermentation. Hangovers happen as your body tries to protect itself from alcohol’s toxic effects.   Nasty vertigo-inducing, cold sweat-promoting and vomit-producing sensation...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 31, 2019  2 years ago
Medical researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered a new organelle inside our cells that helps to prevent cancer by ensuring that genetic material is sorted correctly as cells divide. Dr P. Todd Stukenberg, PhD, of UVA’s Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics & the UVA Cancer Center. Credit: Dan Addison | UVA The study team have conn...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 30, 2019  2 years ago
The US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) declined the approval of the first long-acting, monthly HIV drug called Cabenuva. The regulatory agency’s decision to decline the approval was due to concerns related to the manufacturing and control process, and not due to the safety and effectiveness of the drug. Pharma giant, ViiV Healthcare Ltd., the manufacturer of Cabenuva, told Thailand Me...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 30, 2019  2 years ago
Public Health officials and infectious disease specialists around the world are warning that the deadly Nipah virus which has already caused a stir across South and South East Asia,  could emerge as the next deadly global threat with any new mutations taking place. They said the virus has “serious epidemic potential.” The Nipah virus was identified in 1999 in Singapore and Mala...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 30, 2019  2 years ago
A recent study suggests that some readings from routine blood tests could help identify people at higher risk of disease and death related to disease. Doctors currently use the readings as markers of immune condition and inflammation.   The researchers analyzed 12 years of data from 31,178 participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).   It was found tha...

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