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Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 31, 2019  2 years ago
A new joint study by research scientists from the Washington State University, Amity University and  Stanford University have revealed a new therapeutic target for the treatment of gout, a common type of arthritis that causes episodes of painful and stiff joints. The new study reveals that blocking a signaling molecule known as TAK1 can suppress inflammation caused by gout. The research lay...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 30, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers from Georgia State University have developed a safer and more sensitive contrast dye for MRI tests that can be used to provide the first effective, noninvasive method for detecting and diagnosing early-stage liver diseases, including liver fibrosis. Dr Jenny Yang, a Regents' Professor in Chemistry at Georgia State and the associate director of the university's Center for Dia...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 30, 2019  2 years ago
Professor Anant Madabhushi, one of the world’s leading biomedical engineers who has authored over 380 peer-reviewed journal articles, the owner of over 120 patents  and is the acclaimed authority on AI and computational imaging as well as personalized diagnostics recently unveiled yet another study done at Case Western Reserve University that could help better determine which patie...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 30, 2019  2 years ago
A recent study by scientists from Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) in Japan reports how an experimental drug agent stops cancer cells from growing. 12 years ago, Indonesian scientists initially reported pentagamavumon-1 (PGV-1), an analogue of a molecule found in turmeric and that has been since discovered to have anti-cancer effects. In the new study, tests on cancer cells and ani...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 30, 2019  2 years ago
Tohoku University researchers in Japan are studying using soundwaves to target sites for drug delivery to treat metastatic breast cancer. Drugs can be safely delivered to cancerous lymph nodes via the lymphatic system and then released inside the nodes using sound waves. The researchers have so far tested the treatment on animal models with metastatic breast cancer and have published their finding...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 30, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) said that they are closing in on a new game-changing vaccine for tuberculosis, the world's deadliest infectious disease that claimed some 1.8 million lives last year. The existing Bacille-Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine licensed for humans in 1921 is only proven to be effective for children under five for limited forms of tuberculosis. It does not protec...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 30, 2019  2 years ago
Unknown to many despite all the advances in technology, pharmaceuticals, genetics and medicine, there are over 3585 rare diseases that modern medicine knows little about and neither do doctors know how to treat these diseases that affects more than 300 million people globally!   Rare diseases represent a growing global problem. Until now, the lack of data made it difficult to estimate their...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 30, 2019  2 years ago
Unknown to many people, taking excessive or above the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of Vitamin B3 (Niacin) can lead to a serious eye condition known as niacin-induced cystoid maculopathy, a form of retinal swelling. If untreated or not diagnosed in time, it can lead to serious permanent eye damage and even blindness. Unfortunately, many people take Vitamin B3 to lower their cholesterol...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 29, 2019  2 years ago
Medical researchers from the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) in Spain have discovered the critical involvement of a cell membrane protein in the development and progression of liver cancer. Clathrin, the protein is known for its key role in the process of internalization of molecules from the extracellular space into the cell, called endocytosis. In this process, the cell memb...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Oct 29, 2019  2 years ago
A new study by Pennsylvania State University indicates that eating one avocado daily help keep "bad cholesterol" at bay. Bad cholesterol refers to both oxidized low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and small, dense LDL particles. In a randomized, controlled study, the medical researchers found that eating one avocado a day was associated with lower levels of LDL in adults with overweight or obe...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 29, 2019  2 years ago
More than 33 percent of people prescribed direct-acting oral anticoagulants such as apixaban used over-the-counter products that could cause dangerous internal bleeding. People on these medications largely lacked knowledge of some potentially serious interactions.   Direct-acting oral anticoagulants are the drug of choice for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrilla...
Source: EDITORIAl, Thailand Medical News  Oct 29, 2019  2 years ago
I know that I might get criticized by some in the medical community as being the owner of numerous medical online portals and also medical print media, I should not be making such comments. But seriously think about what I am stating. This article is purely to invoke some deep and critical thinking. One cannot help but to question whether there is an inert superior intelligence in bacteria, vir...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 29, 2019  2 years ago
An international study involving medical researchers from the US and Japan have concluded that Aspirin helps decrease the growth of Intracranial Aneurysm. The researchers using big data analysis, conducted a database search to investigate whether aspirin can aid in the prevention of intracranial aneurysm rupture by hindering aneurysm growth. The researchers identified 146 patients harboring mul...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 29, 2019  2 years ago
Medical researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, US have developed a technique using shortwave rays used in cellphones and airport security scanners, that detects skin lesions and determines whether they are cancerous or benign, a technology that could ultimately be incorporated into a handheld device that could rapidly diagnose skin cancer without a scalpel in sight.   C...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 29, 2019  2 years ago
According to WHO, Tuberculosis was responsible for 1.5 million deaths in 2018. Despite advances in medical sciences, Tuberculosis infections are on the increase and spreading with drug resistant strains manifesting in numerous locations worldwide.   A newly developed and approved three-drug treatment for tuberculosis will be available in 150 countries including South-East Asia, India and So...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 29, 2019  2 years ago
Medical researchers from RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Tokyo have discovered a biomarker for schizophrenia. Working with animal models, postmortem human brains, and people with schizophrenia, the researchers discovered that a subtype of schizophrenia is related to abnormally high levels hydrogen sulfide in the brain. Studies showed that this abnormality likely results from a DNA-modifying react...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 28, 2019  2 years ago
A new study reveals that commonly given hip and knee steroid intra-articular injections may be harmful in some patients with at-risk conditions or may cause complications that are not well understood. Not only can these injections accelerate arthritis but they can cause joint destruction as well.   Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers have found accelerated arthritis and ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 28, 2019  2 years ago
The human brain’s neural activity, long implicated in disorders ranging from dementia to epilepsy, plays a role in human aging and life span, according to research led by scientists in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School. The new study is based on findings from human brains, mice and worms and suggests that excessive neural activity in the brain is linked to shorter lif...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 28, 2019  2 years ago
  University Of California, San Diego Health has started enrolling its first set of patients to evaluate an investigational hand-held technology to non-invasively fragment painful kidney stones. The clinical trial will assess the safety and effectiveness of breaking up kidney stones using acoustic energy. Unlike traditional shockwave technologies, this next-generation form of lithotripsy uses...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 28, 2019  2 years ago
Rocket Pharmaceuticals which is based in New York has announced that data from it clinical trials from a new gene therapy to treat a rare blood disorder called Fanconi Anemia is proving to be positive.   Fanconi anemia is a rare disease passed down through families (inherited) that mainly affects the bone marrow. It results in decreased production of all types of blood cells. This...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 28, 2019  2 years ago
A study published in the American Journal Of Medicine conducted jointly by researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) concludes that drinking too much coffee is linked with an increased risk of getting a migraine.   The medical researchers f...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 28, 2019  2 years ago
A recent study at National University Of Singapore  led by researchers from National University Hospital, Singapore General Hospital and Tan Tock Seng Hospital found that old age and lower white cell counts are significant risk factors for poor platelet recovery among dengue patients with thrombocytopaenia. According to Dr Yee-Sin Leo from the Department of Medicine, National University Of...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 28, 2019  2 years ago
About a million individuals are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year of which about 350,000 are just in the US alone. But unfortunately, tens of thousands more are often not even diagnosed correctly or are often mistreated for other symptoms despite contracting Lyme Disease. Access to proper diagnostics is one major issue. Lyme disease is caused by Borrelia burgdorferi and transmitted by the bite...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Oct 28, 2019  2 years ago
A new study conducted by the Applied Health Research Center at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto has made a disturbing revelation that a common type of high blood pressure and  hypertension medication used by many is associated with an increased risk of suicide as it alters the moods of patients. Individuals taking angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) appear to be more likely to ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 27, 2019  2 years ago
Scientists at University of California and University of Berkeley have developed an AI algorithm that did better than two out of four expert radiologists at finding tiny brain hemorrhages in head scans, a medical advancement that one day may help physicians treat individuals with traumatic brain injuries, strokes and aneurysms. The ever increasing advancement in diagnostic imaging studies, incl...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 27, 2019  2 years ago
Many are not even aware of the existence of Vitamin K and for those who do, their knowledge of it is extremely limited. Medical scientists have long known Vitamin K  to be essential for bone density along with heart health.1-3   One medical study found that people aged 55 and older with the highest intake of vitamin K had a 57% lower rate of death fro...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 27, 2019  2 years ago
Unknown to many, Dementia is not a sentence that is handed down to the elderly and old, there are many things that one can do to prevent dementia as you age and most of that has to start when you are still in the early ages of between 30 to 40.   A Lancet Commissions report from 24 leading dementia researchers says that between 35 to 55 percent of dementia comes from preventable causes...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 27, 2019  2 years ago
Tons of medical research is showing that chronic inflammation may be the common factor in many diseases. What is even more worrying is  conditions known as chronic inflammation and also prolonged low inflammation status which millions of individuals are walking around with not knowing the condition of their bodies and the detrimental effects it can have. When considering ways for disease r...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 27, 2019  2 years ago
Neuromodulation, including vagus nerve stimulation, has potential to prevent trauma deaths   Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research scientists have completed a study involving bioelectronic medicine strategies to treat Hemorrhagic Shock (HS) and the positive findings of the study has been published in the Springer Nature journal, Bioelectronic Medicine.   Hemorrhagic shock...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 26, 2019  2 years ago
Breaking News : Mylan Pharmaceuticals is conducting a voluntary recall of one lot of Alprazolam Tablets, USP C-IV 0.5 mg, to the consumer/user level. This lot is being recalled due to the potential presence of foreign substance. Clinical impact from the foreign material, if present, is expected to be rare, but the remote risk of infection to a patient cannot be ruled out. To date, Mylan Pharmaceut...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 26, 2019  2 years ago
New findings from the LIBERTY ASTHMA QUEST trial show that add-on dupilumab (Dupixent) showed symptomatic benefit for patients with both early-onset and later-onset uncontrolled asthma. In trial data published in the Chest Journal, the interleukin 4 and 13 (IL-4; IL-13) targeting monoclonal antibody showed an associated reduction of severe exacerbations and improved lung function in patien...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 26, 2019  2 years ago
Cas13, a common gene-editing enzyme could be used to disable RNA viruses such as flu, Zika  or Ebola. CRISPR is usually thought of as a laboratory tool to edit DNA in order to fix genetic defects or enhance certain traits but in reality, the mechanism originally evolved in bacteria as a way to fend off viruses called bacteriophages. Researchers have previously adapted the Cas13 enzyme as a...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Oct 26, 2019  2 years ago
There is growing evidence that the addition of triglyceride-lowering medication and lifestyle changes may be valuable in diabetes management. Due to growing evidence that moderate hypertriglyceridemia contributes to cardiovascular risk, there is a need to look at the impact of lowering triglycerides in patients with the diabetic dyslipidemia phenotype. The condition of diabetic dyslipidemia is...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 26, 2019  2 years ago
A new study suggests that laser therapy is as effective and safe as vaginal estrogen in improving sexual and urinary functionality for women complaining of vaginal dryness, itching, and burning, among other commonly reported menopause symptoms.   Almost 55% of menopausal women suffer a variety of discomform and sometimes excruciating pain as a result of some of these symptoms.   Result...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 26, 2019  2 years ago
Medical researchers from the US National Institutes of Health and the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston report that the injectable hormone tesamorelin (Egrifta) reduces liver fat and prevents liver fibrosis (scarring) in people living with HIV. Dr Anthony S. Fauci,NIAID Director (NIAID is one of the entities under the  NIH) commented in a phone interview with Thailand Medical ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 26, 2019  2 years ago
While individuals and activists are trying to reduce plastic usage in the world, some tea manufacturers are doing the opposite and replacing traditional paper teabags with plastic ones. Some are using newer types of materials that mix plastic with paper (resembling fabric like texture) while some paper bag ones in lieu of using metal staples are using a plastic glue that dissolves in hot liquids! ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 26, 2019  2 years ago
A study conducted by University of Montreal Health Center has shown that beer consumption by men is linked to a higher risk of prostate cancer. The findings indicate that of many men suffering from advanced-stage prostate cancer appear to share at least one thing in common: they are now or have been heavy drinkers of beer. The study was led by renowned  uro-oncologist Dr Pierre Karakiewicz, a...
Sourec: Thailand Medical News  Oct 25, 2019  2 years ago
Alcohol consumption of any kind even in small amounts have been shown to be harmful to the health of those with HIV according to a study done by the Boston University School Of Medicine. Alcohol is linked to alterations in immune function among people with HIV. Despite it being known for a long time that alcohol impacts immune function, it's been unclear the effect of alcohol on immune func...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 25, 2019  2 years ago
A shocking meta-analysis study has revealed that the number of Thais suffering from mental illnesses has more than doubled since 2012. In 2012 it was reported that about three million Thais are known to suffer from some form or other of mental illness. A that time,  heads from the Department of Mental Health concluded that around 20% of Thais, or about on...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 25, 2019  2 years ago
A new meta analytic study by medical researchers from the University of Arizona, Tucson indicate that patients with rheumatic diseases that are treated with interleukin inhibitors have increased risk of serious infections, opportunistic infections, and cancer. Dr Jawad Bilal from the University of Arizona, Tucson, co-author of the study told Thailand Medical News, “These finding...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 25, 2019  2 years ago
BellaFill is  the only US FDA-approved dermal filler for permanent implantation into the skin for the correction of nasolabial folds, or smile lines. It can be used in both women and men. Bellafill is a non-resorbable dermal filler, unlike many other dermal fillers that are absorbed and require reinjection. BellaFill is also approved for the correction of moderate to severe facial acne s...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 25, 2019  2 years ago
The US FDA has approved a new indication for the SGLT2 inhibitor canagliflozin made by Janssen Pharmaceuticals to reduce the risk for end-stage renal disease, worsening of kidney function, cardiovascular death and hospitalization for heart failure among adults with type 2 diabetes and diabetic kidney disease. Type 2 diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease in the world, and the fifth fastes...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Oct 25, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers from Columbia University Irving Medical Center have conducted a new multinational study that shows that the most popular first-line treatment for hypertension ie ACE inhibitors are less effective and has more side effects than an alternative called Thiazides that's prescribed much less often. The study also found that non-dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers were less effective...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 25, 2019  2 years ago
Singaporean Researchers from the Duke-NUS Medical School conducted the first large-scale study to systematically identify adenovirus strains in Singapore and in doing so, have discovered four new strains and found an increase in two strains linked to severe diseases. Human adenovirus infections in Singapore and Malaysia have caused severe respiratory disease among children and adults in recent ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 24, 2019  2 years ago
From 2007 to 2018, there has been more than 37 studies that show that Selenium supplementation is good for HIV patients. Selenium supplementation has demonstrated the ability to reduce viral loads of the HIV virus while also preventing CD4 levels from declining and helping it achieve moderate gains.   Todate, there are been no known reactions or contraindications for those taking antiretrov...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 24, 2019  2 years ago
Stroke and Aneurysm are two terms are often used interchangeably but in actual fact they are two distinct medical conditions. While most are aware that a Stroke is the life-threatening medical condition that effects the brain, many are not be aware of what distinguishes it from an aneurysm.   Globally, about 870,000 people are affected per year by Strokes and Aneurysms, of which about 395,000...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 24, 2019  2 years ago
In 2018, a total of 2.6 million breast implant surgeries were done globally according to official data collated from suppliers and various aesthetics and plastic surgery boards. This figure does not constitute unofficial breast implant surgeries done in countries like South America, Mexico, China, India, Vietnam, Thailand and Philippines. In 2017 the official number of breast implants done globall...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 24, 2019  2 years ago
A study by researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Karlstad University, Sweden show that exposure during the first trimester of pregnancy to mixtures of suspected endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in many consumer products is related to lower IQ in children by age 7. This study is among the first to look at prenatal suspected endocrine-disrupting chemical mixtures in re...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 24, 2019  2 years ago
A latest medical study conducted by Mayo Clinic indicates that a high consumption of dairy products, like milk and cheese increases the risk of developing prostate cancer. The findings of the study has also been published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. At the same time the study showed that plant-based diets played a critical role in decreasing the risk of developing ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 24, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers from University Leuven, Belgium including immunologist Johan Van Weyenbergh (KU Leuven) and his Belgian-Brazilian colleagues have shown that a drug used to fight arthritis also stops the process that allows the tuberculosis bacillus to infect and hijack blood stem cells. Tuberculosis (TB) may affect any part of the body, but the spread of the disease might start in the bone mar...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 23, 2019  2 years ago
An new research study involving an international collaboration that included the University of Cape Town (UCT), Centre for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) has revealed an unexpected finding that could lead to better therapies towards reducing the HIV reservoir, a major barrier to developing a cure for HIV. The reservo...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 23, 2019  2 years ago
If you see your doctor still using a stethoscope, then you know it is time to either change doctor or change hospitals. The stethoscope that was invented like two centuries ago is not only obsolete but also totally inaccurate in giving any proper diagnosis compared to latest hightech tools that are easily available these days. Th Stethoscope Dying? Although it was a symbol of the medical profes...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 23, 2019  2 years ago
A recent study conducted in Japan by Tohoku Rosai Hospital in Sendai indicated that frequent trips to the toilet at night to urinate a sign of high blood pressure.   Although, frequent nighttime urination is also  symptom of other underlying medical conditions such chronic kidney failure, congestive heart failure, diabetes and enlarged prostate or even a sign of sleep disorders, in mos...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 23, 2019  2 years ago
A new study by the US National Cancer Institute (NCI) shows patients with a rare and life-threatening form of gastrointestinal cancer called Biliary Tract Cancer might live longer if they are aspirin users, with the greatest effect seen in those who had not taken the drug before their cancer diagnosis, the results of a database analysis indicate. The new study however only shows corre...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 23, 2019  2 years ago
Trikafta (elexacaftor/ivacaftor/tezacaftor) from Vertex Pharmaceuticals is the first triple combination therapy to be approved by the US FDA and made available to treat patients with the most common cystic fibrosis mutation. Its list price is US$350,000 a year, same as one of the maker's earlier treatments for the genetic disease. Trikafta has been approved for patients aged 12 an...

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