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Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 14, 2019  2 years ago
BREAKING NEWS: WHO and China authorities have confirmed that two people in Beijing have been diagnosed with the pneumonic plague, a rare instance of the highly-contagious disease that is fatal if left untreated. The two individuals were being treated at a central hospital in China's capital city, home to over 27 million inhabitants. Many suspect that there are more individuals affected and tha...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 14, 2019  2 years ago
The Senza Omnia spinal cord neurostimulation system for chronic pain management by Nevro, a firm based in Silicon Valley, has secured US FDA approval. The stimulator device can deliver traditional spinal cord stimulation at frequencies below 1.5 kHz, along with Nevro’s proprietary HF10 stimulation that goes up to 10 kHz. Both low and high frequency therapies can even be provided at the sa...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 14, 2019  2 years ago
Forget about health wearables, the next big wave in smart technologies to monitor and improve health may involve the humble toilet and it might even have potential to outperform all other smart devices. A team of metabolism scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Morgridge Institute for Research, are working to put the extensive range of metabolic health information conta...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 14, 2019  2 years ago
CRISPR Technology, the gene-editing tool has been heralded as a scientific miracle destined to eradicate diseases from sickle-cell anemia to cancer. And the same time its controversial aspects in that it can be the genetic scissors that tailor the human gene pool is a cause of concern as being an ethically risky technology that can create designer babies. Researchers from Case Western Reserve U...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 14, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) have identified a molecule named ALCAM (Activated Leukocyte Cell Adhesion Molecule), which, once blocked, delays the progression of the multiple sclerosis. More than 4.8 million people live with multiple sclerosis globally, with about 300 new cases being diagnosed per week in the US and about 440 per week in Canada. S...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 14, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers from Houston University College of Pharmacy, led by Associate Professor Gomika Udugamasooriya, have discovered a new biomarker for cancer stem cells called plectin, a protein found on cancer stem cells. They have also at the same time identified possible therapeutic drug candidates. University of Houston College of Pharmacy associate professor Gomika Udugamasooriya. Credit: Universit...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 13, 2019  2 years ago
In a surprising survey, it came to light that almost 65% of breast cancer patients in Asia are not aware that chemotherapies, radiation or even immunotherapies will damage their heart nor are they forewarned by their doctors or oncologists and neither is proper monitoring of heart issues after post cancer treatments, put into place by the medical professionals. Most cancer therapies can impact ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 13, 2019  2 years ago
A new clinical study from Northwestern Medicine and Mayo Clinic has shown that hematopoietic stem cell transplant is able to reverse a debilitating neurological disease formerly classified as a rare subtype of multiple sclerosis (MS) known as neuromyelitis optica (NMO). Most of the patients who underwent the stem cell protocol,  maintained treatment success 5 years after the transplant and we...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 13, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers at Purdue University have come up with a way to combine the anthrax toxin with a growth factor to kill bladder cancer cells and tumors. Anthrax may soon help more people win the fight against bladder cancer, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says strikes about 72,000 Americans each year and kills about 16,000 and is one of the most expensive cancers to treat....
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 13, 2019  2 years ago
Men taking testosterone hormones will double their risk of suffering a potentially life-threatening blood clot, according to a new study by researchers from the University Of Minnesota. The study showed that men had twice the risk for a deep vein blood clot if they'd been receiving testosterone during the previous six months, researchers reported the journal of JAMA Internal Medicine...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 12, 2019  2 years ago
A new joint study by the University of Leeds and the University of Aberdeen have identified potential environmental risk factors and new targets for treating an aggressive form of breast cancer.The  new data was presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Brighton. The study suggests that exposure to common chemicals in our everyday environment may increase the risk of dev...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 12, 2019  2 years ago
Despite articles from pathetic media sites famous for spewing out fake news to generate revenue through ads and paid content and also certain government agencies staff who are desperately trying to maintain their jobs although being incompetent, properly collated figures are indicating that Thailand’s medical tourism industry is actually taking a dive. In 2018, there were roughly only 302,2...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 12, 2019  2 years ago
A new study confirms that ultra-processed foods, which account for more than half of an average American's daily calories, and also globally these days, are linked to lower measures of cardiovascular health. The research is to be presented at the coming American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2019 which is from November 16 to 18 in Philadelphia. Medical researchers at the U.S. ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 12, 2019  2 years ago
Males who walk at least 30 minutes a day after a heart attack live longer than those who are less physically active following a heart attack, according to preliminary research to be presented at the coming American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2019 November 16-18 in Philadelphia. The main survival advantage is found in men who had a high level of physical activity prior to a hear...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 11, 2019  2 years ago
A new study demonstrates that women with HIV are more likely to enter the menopause transition at an average age of 48 years, 3 years younger than the general population. Study results are published online in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). Typically, newly diagnosed HIV-positive patients who adhere to the latest therapy protocols are expected to...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 11, 2019  2 years ago
A recent study from ICES Western, Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute has shown that patients with kidney disease who were prescribed a high dose of the drug baclofen were more likely to be admitted to hospital for disorientation and confusion, than those who weren't prescribed the drug. Their results are being published in the journal, JAMA and was being prese...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 11, 2019  2 years ago
More males are contracting HPV virus-related cancers in the head and neck not only in the US but also in countries like Brazil, Australia, UK, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore and also China. Physicians are reporting a surge in the amount of head and neck cancers and although incidences are occurring in both females and males, there seems to be a high proportion of males developing it. HPV i...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 10, 2019  2 years ago
The US FDA approved a record-breaking 59 novel drugs in 2018 for a range of diseases, bringing hope to scores of health sufferers around the world. This number was a more than twofold increase from a decade prior, which saw only 24 new drug approvals. And while this rise in the production and dissemination of new biological agents and products is good news for the advancement of global h...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 10, 2019  2 years ago
A group of medical and genomic researchers in Maryland from a company called American Gene Technologies announced that they have the answer for curing HIV/AIDS using gene therapy. The company hopes to initiate medical trials of a new gene therapy drug that it says can cure HIV. American Gene Technologies (AGT), a Rockville-based medical research company, has submitted a Investigational New...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 10, 2019  2 years ago
A simple study involving randomly checking doctors in Asia about their knowledge of medical reversals by asking them questions on a few medical protocols revealed a disturbing trend that most were not aware of some of these medical reversals.   "Medical reversal" is a term that defines instances in which new and improved clinical trials show that current medical practices are...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 10, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers from Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, DTU Biosustain have developed a new genome editing tool tool called the CRISPR-BEST. Although existing CRISPR technologies allow for better manipulation of genomes with many positive effects on modern drug development and the discovery of new and better antibiotics, significant problems such as genome instability and toxicity o...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 09, 2019  2 years ago
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted approval for Reblozyl (luspatercept-aamt) to be used for the treatment of anemia (lack of red blood cells) in adult patients with beta thalassemia who require regular red blood cell (RBC) transfusions. Dr Richard Pazdur, M.D., director of the US FDA's Oncology Center of Excellence and acting director of the Office of Oncologic Diseases in th...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 09, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers and clinicians at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine have discovered a new biomarker, a protein called iAP for the noninvasive detection of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) that only mostly affects infants. The diagnostic study was one of the largest prospective clinical studies in premature infants yet, involved 136 premature infants. Necrotizing enterocolitis is a life-threa...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 09, 2019  2 years ago
Health authorities in Spain confirmed on Friday a case of a man spreading dengue through sex, a world first for a virus which until recently was thought to be transmitted only by mosquitos. The shocking case concerns a 41-year-old man from Madrid who contracted dengue after having sex with his male partner who picked up the virus from a mosquito bite during a trip to Cuba, said Dr Susana Jimene...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 09, 2019  2 years ago
University of Glasgow researchers have found a better way to test for kidney disease using a simple blood test that is affordable and although it is available in hospital laboratories in UK, US and certain parts of Asia, is not yet widely used. The team have highlighted that Cystatin C,  a simple blood test which could easily be adopted routinely in the global healthcare setting is a bet...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 09, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers from Johns Hopkins have developed a compound that blocks glutamine metabolism and can slow tumor growth, alter the tumor microenvironment and promote the production of durable and highly active anti-tumor T cells. The drug, a "prodrug" version of the glutamine antagonist DON, was designed so that the active form of the drug is functional within the tumor. In theory, this...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 08, 2019  2 years ago
I read with aghast a new medical study in which PPIs were linked to a variety of adverse effects in children as young as a few months old to three years of age! What disturbed me was not about the adverse effects which we are all already aware about from the tons of clinical and medical studies but rather why are doctors and pediatrics prescribing PPIs to children as young as those ages in the fir...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 08, 2019  2 years ago
Over the last 3 decades we have seen so many multi-level marketing (pyramid selling)  groups come up with various health scams selling health supplements that they claim prevents or cures a multitude of ailments and diseases along with claims that their products are made through the most rigorous processes and are made from the purest and most potent ingredients and have been tried and tested...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 08, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have discovered that children with either inflammatory bowel disease, chronic noninfectious osteomyelitis or juvenile idiopathic arthritis developed psoriasis at an increased rate compared with the general public, with the highest rates seen among those treated with TNF inhibitors. Dr Lisa H. Buckley of the Children’...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 08, 2019  2 years ago
The number of cases of Legionnaires' disease reached a record high in 2018 not only in the US but globally, more than eight-fold increase since the numbers began to climb nearly two decades ago. Figures from the first 8 months of 2019, shows that it is also increasing and might it another record high. The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported this week 9,933 cases in 2018 of...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 07, 2019  2 years ago
Abbott announced today that a team of its scientists identified a new subtype of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), called HIV-1 Group M, subtype L.1 The findings, published today in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS), show the role next-generation genome sequencing is playing in helping researchers stay one step ahead of mutating viruses and avoiding n...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 07, 2019  2 years ago
Pharma giant, Biogen has signed a commercialisation agreement with Samsung Bioepis for biosimilar candidates SB11 (ranibizumab) and SB15 (aflibercept).   SB11, referencing Lucentis, is in Phase III clinical trial and SB15, referencing Eylea, is a pre-clinical candidate. The deal will allow Biogen to commercialise the biosimilars in the US, Canada, Europe, Japan and Australia. Lucentis ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 07, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers from the University Of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio have  just-released a study that shows age-related decreases in blood flow to the brain and memory loss can be modified with the drug rapamycin. This new finding holds implications for aging in general and perhaps offers an avenue to prevent Alzheimer's dementia in some people, said research first author Candic...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 07, 2019  2 years ago
A research collaboration involving scientists from Canada and America have jointly discovered a new bacteria-killing toxin that shows promise of impacting superbug infectious diseases.  Dr Whitney and his PhD student Shehryar Ahmad  The discovery of this growth-inhibiting toxin, which bacteria inject into rival bacteria to gain a competitive advantage is set to create a new alternativ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 07, 2019  2 years ago
A recent study conducted in Germany By the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has found that  cooking spoons, spatulas or whisks made from heat resistant plastics called polyamide (PA), can have components of this plastic migrate from the utensils into the food and consequently ingested by consumers. These plastic components are oligomers. They are composed of a few similar...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 07, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers from Washington State University has developed a new drug delivery system using nanoparticles to assists in the treatments for diseases associated with inflammation, including sepsis, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, acute lung injury, and atherosclerosis. Senior author Zhenjia Wang  Credit: Cori Kogan, Washington State University Health Sciences    The new drug delivery ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 07, 2019  2 years ago
The US FDA has issued a warning this week that Biotin (Vitamin B7)  supplements can interfere with the results of certain critical laboratory tests and also diagnostic blood tests results with regards to test for troponin levels. The troponin levels in a blood sample is used to determine or assess whether a heart attack is impending or has taken place and also to assess the degree of antic...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 06, 2019  2 years ago
Pakistan is the second Asian country having a dengue epidemic besides Philippines. A record-breaking 44,000 people have been infected with mosquito-borne dengue in Pakistan this year, a senior health official said on Wednesday, as increased outbreaks linked to rising temperatures and erratic rainfall ravage other parts of Asia. Philippines had more than 249,547 cases since the start of the year, w...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 06, 2019  2 years ago
A medical research team from The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) has developed the first prototype vaccine candidate for Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacterium that causes gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted infection that affects men and women. Untreated, gonorrhea can cause infertility in women and also a host of other long term medical complications and issues.   Dr Peter A...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 06, 2019  2 years ago
A new research study by a medical team at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) have showed that repeated exposures to dental X-rays are associated with an increased risk of thyroid cancer and meningioma.   Globally, about 347,000 new cases of thyroid cancer and 189,000 cases of meningiomas are diagnosed each year and the incidence of both cancers has increased in many countries during ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 06, 2019  2 years ago
Medical researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed a non-invasive test to detect cervical pre-cancer by analysing urine and vaginal samples collected by the females themselves. Dr. Belinda Nedjai said that self-sampling test had proved popular with females taking part in the study and this meant that it was likely to improve participation in cervical cancer&n...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 06, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers from Royal Holloway and London University led by Professor Clare Bradley has collaborated with other researchers in a new study that has found healthcare professionals and the general public still lack awareness of the most common form of sight loss: age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in the UK. The problem is even worst in the US and simply depressing in Asia. The preventive st...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 06, 2019  2 years ago
Talicia, a new drug to treat Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infections in adults that is manufactured by Israel-based RedHill Biopharma has secured the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. H pylori bacteria infects more than 50% of the global population, including 35% in the US. Among the many digestive problems that it causes, it also leads to ulcers and in certain cases gastric can...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 05, 2019  2 years ago
A new study by researchers from the University of North Carolina published in Scientific Reports, a Nature Research journal, shows how a one-time exposure during early pregnancy to cannabinoids (CBs) both synthetic and natural can cause growth issues in a developing embryo. The researchers are the first to show in animal models that components of marijuana, including its cannabinoids THC...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 05, 2019  2 years ago
As a result of a growing incidence rate of colorectal cancer in the US and also globally, the American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued new revised guidelines that has been published in the Annals Of Internal Medicine.   The guidelines states that doctors should screen for colorectal cancer in average-risk adults who do not have symptoms between the ages of 50 and 75. The frequency of...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 05, 2019  2 years ago
Pharma giant Sanofi has announced that its Toujeo (insulin glargine 300units/mL) is effective at reducing average blood sugar (HbA1c) in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes, compared to insulin glargine 100units/mL (Gla-100). In the Phase III EDITION-JUNIOR study of 463 children and adolescents over the age of six, Toujeo met its primary endpoint of non-inferior reduction of HbA1c compa...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Nov 05, 2019  2 years ago
Around 5.2 percent of individuals globally suffer from vitamin B12 deficiency. The condition is recognised by the World Health Organisation as a global health problem that could impact millions of lives.   Vitamin B12 deficiency is typically characterised by symptoms such as extreme tiredness, lack of energy, muscle weakness, and even problems with memory. Not only ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 04, 2019  2 years ago
Chinese researchers from Nanjing University in China have developed a way to place displays on human skin that are flexible, safe, and don’t require a lot of power to run. They are even working out a way to power the devices using energy produced form the human body! The technology will certainly have implications for the field of wearable devices by allowing already existing flexible medica...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 04, 2019  2 years ago
A genetic linked disease called Pelizaeus-Merzbacher that leaves neurons without their myelin coating basically has devastating consequences for boys as it’s X-linked. Dr Nalin Gupta, a professor of neurological surgery and pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in a phone interview with Thailand Medical news commented. “These children have severe developmenta...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 04, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers from University of Bristol (UK) led by Dr Kaitlin Wade, in the first study to use a technique called Mendelian randomisation to investigate the causal role played by bacteria in the development of colorectal cancer,  found evidence that the presence of an unclassified type of bacteria from a bacterial group called Bacteroidales increased the risk of colorectal cancer by between 2-...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 04, 2019  2 years ago
There is a growing and dangerous trend of more and more people moving towards unproven and often dangerous alternative medicine platforms such as homeopathy, herbal medicine and also health supplementation to treat their medical conditions and not even consult a proper licensed physician. While the later two are not so bad as long as there is scientific research to back it up and also a physician ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 03, 2019  2 years ago
A new study led by Rice University bioscientist Dr Natashat Kirienko and postdoctoral researcher Svetlana Panina found that mitocans, anti-cancer drugs that target mitochondria, are particularly adept at killing leukemia cells, especially when combined with a glycolytic inhibitor, while leaving healthy blood cells in the same sample largely unaffected. The published findings, an open ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 03, 2019  2 years ago
An investigative study into private drug rehabilitation centers in Thailand* have revealed a shocking fact, majority of them are illegally run. Of the more than 38 private drug rehabilitation centers (or drug rehabs as they are often called) run in Thailand, it was found that only 12 actually met the right legal requirements. Over the last decade as a result a of few American and British c...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 03, 2019  2 years ago
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has initiated a Phase III trial of first-in-class antibiotic gepotidacin in patients with urogenital gonorrhea as a result of recent, positive Phase II results. The EAGLE-1 study compared GSK’s novel antibiotic with the standard of care for this sexually transmitted infection which is ceftriaxone combined with azithromycin in 600 patients. The primary endpoint will b...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 03, 2019  2 years ago
A recent study conducted by John Hopkins University that involved an international collaboration, shows that Acetaminophen (paracetamol) use during pregnancy may be linked to an increased risk of childhood attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Paracetamol or acetaminophen is the most commonly used drug to prevent or reduce fever and to relieve pain ...

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