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Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 23, 2019  2 years ago
55% of incidences and deaths alone are concentrated in  East Asia ie  China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea ,Taiwan., Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia . #UEGW19 The findings of a major study across 195 countries, presented at UEG Week Conference 2019 in Barcelona yesterday, indicate that global death rates ...
Source: ECOG-ACRIN CANCER RESEARCH GROUP  Oct 22, 2019  2 years ago
The BRACELET-1 (PrE0113) study seeks to confirm predictive and prognostic biomarkers demonstrating pelareorep can expand application of checkpoint inhibitors in HR+-metastatic breast cancer.                                                    October 22, 2019 -- Oncolyt...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 22, 2019  2 years ago
A study by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has shown that Tranexamic Acid, a low cost and widely available drug could reduce deaths in traumatic brain injury patients by as much as 20%, depending on the severity of injury. The findings were published in the The Lancet. The researchers say that tranexamic acid, (TXA), a drug that prevents bleeding into the brain by inhibit...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 22, 2019  2 years ago
A genomic research team from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have developed a new revolutionary CRISPR genome-editing approach by combining two of the most important proteins in molecular biology : CRISPR-Cas9 and a reverse transcriptase into a single machine. Credit : Susanna M. Hamilton, Broad Institute Communications   The new platform , called “prime editing,&rdqu...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 22, 2019  2 years ago
A new treatment protocol for Celiac Disease was unveiled at the European Gastroenterology Week conference in Barcelona, Spain. The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine showcased results of a new phase 2 clinical trial using technology developed that show it is possible to induce immune tolerance to gluten in individuals with celiac disease. The findings may pave the way for tre...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 22, 2019  2 years ago
The rate of people developing allergies globally have gone up over the years by as much as 28% and in developed countries like the US, Britain, Australia and Singapore, the rates are even higher. From food allergies, to pollen and dust allergies, individuals often tend to self-prescribe OTC antihistamines even without consulting a doctor. In the US, Australia, Canada and Britain, sales o...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 22, 2019  2 years ago
Medical researchers from University of California, have finally identified the culprits behind a mysterious disease called acute flaccid myelitis that has been on the increase over the last seven years and affects predominantly children with flu-like symptoms which later causes paralysis in them. Cases have been reported globally the last few years with more cases identified in the US due to bette...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 21, 2019  2 years ago
Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism , all these conditions seem at first glance to be unrelated. They affect entirely different parts of the body. But they all have something in common in that they are all autoimmune diseases. When an individual has anautoimmune diseases, their immune system has begun to attack parts o...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 21, 2019  2 years ago
Apple is moving towards  installing smart technology into clothing as part of a new venture to hit the healthcare industry with its latest filing of  a patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for “Smart Clothing” which would be able to connect with other Apple devices such as the Apple Watch to track health vitals. The patent image filed in 2018 and publish...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 21, 2019  2 years ago
THAI HERBS Krachai in Thai language refers to  Kaempferia Galanga, so the real translation for this Thai root (Krachaidam) in English is Black Galanga and not Black Gingerwhich unfortunately most people like to refer to it as.It is recognised as one of the 5 economically important Thai Herbs in the country.    Krachai Dam Is an herbaceous plant belonging to the Zingiberaceae...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 21, 2019  2 years ago
Was recently shocked to see the number of clinics in Thailand openly advertising Stem Cell Therapies on their websites and also at their clinics. In one location near the land department office at Nonthaburi, I counted like 17 clinics offering stem cells but all did not seem to have any doctors on duty and the staff could not tell us much except the pricings and that the nurses ther...
Sourec: Thailand Medical News  Oct 21, 2019  2 years ago
Study findings from a randomized clinical trial by researchers from Thomas Jefferson University reported in Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics adds evidence to earlier research that found an association between supplementation with the amino acid N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and improvements in patients Parkinson’s disease, a disorder characterized by a loss of function of the...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 21, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers from University of California, Los Angeles have discovered that creatine is critical for immune cells to fight cancer and that it serves as a molecular battery for immune cells by storing and distributing energy to power their fight against cancer. The study is the first to show that creatine uptake is critical to the anti-tumor activities of CD8 T cells, also known a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 21, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers from Sloan Kettering Institute are exploring new ways to deal with cancer including using iron. Cells can die in several ways. One such method, discovered only within the past ten years, is ferroptosis literally, death by the mineral iron. This type of cell death requires iron and is linked to a cell’s use of oxygen for metabolism. Ferroptosis is a main cause of ische...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 20, 2019  2 years ago
A new flu drug by Genentech, Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) has been granted US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for a supplemental New Drug Application (NDA). The US FDA approval has been given for the indication of acute, uncomplicated influenza, or flu, in individuals aged 12 and older who have been symptomatic for no more than 48 hours and who are at high risk of developing flu-rela...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 20, 2019  2 years ago
Typically the standard treatment protocol for the last 8 years for males with enlarged prostate is a type of drug called a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor (5-ARI). These US FDA approved drugs that also used globally, shrink the gland to improve urinary flow, and the approved forms used for treating enlarged prostates come in two varieties: Proscar (finasteride) and Avodart (dutasteride).However, these...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Oct 20, 2019  2 years ago
Genetically linked but common polycystic kidney disease (PKD) has long been perceived to be progressive and irreversible, sentencing patients to a slow and often painful decline as fluid filled cysts develop in the kidneys, grow and multiply and disrupt the organ from functioning properly. Once the kidneys fail, PKD patients often need dialysis or have to undergo a kidney transplant. To escalate i...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 19, 2019  2 years ago
In response to the acute shortage of  cancer drug Vincristine for children in the US, Canada and elsewhere, we have launched project  #SaveCancerKids to help hospitals and parents facing the problems. The drugs are available in India from 5 reputable and credible generic pharma companies, for more info refer to updates section of our previous article: https://www.thailandmedical.new...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 19, 2019  2 years ago
Vincristine a vital chemotherapy drug used to treat many types of childhood or pediatric cancer is now in acute short supply not only in the US but elsewhere as well around the globe. The shortage is putting hundreds of thousands of children at the risk of dying and also causing the drug prices to escalate by as much as fifteen to twenty times the original price.The shortage has galvanized oncolog...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 18, 2019  2 years ago
A new study by a medical team from Oregon University indicates that blue wavelengths produced by light-emitting diodes from computers and smart phones damage cells in the brain and not just the retinas of the eyes and even when there is no exposure to eyes, but just exposure to body parts, aging, brain damage and also epigenetic mutations occur. Putting it simply, prolonged exposure to blue light,...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 17, 2019  2 years ago
A team of medical researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles have developed a new treatment protocol to eliminate leukemia stem cells in patients undergoing remission after treatment with conventional drugs. Leukemia Stem Cells In 2001, the introduction of the drug imatinib revolutionized the treatment of a type of cancer called chronic myelogenous leukemia. In more than 8...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 16, 2019  2 years ago
Medical researchers from Massey University in New Zealand are developing a new drug that could prevent cancer from becoming resistant to treatment. Treatment resistance is a serious obstacle to the successful treatment of cancer patients because it leads to cancer returning and becoming harder to treat. The drugs being developed blocks an enzyme called APOBEC3B in cancer cells that is re...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 16, 2019  2 years ago
Instant noodles are one of the most common processed foods that are consumed on the planet. Countries like China, Indonesia, Japan and now Thailand are the highest consumers of instant noodles in the world, according to an estimation published by the World Instant Noodle Association. One of the main attractions of instant noodles by far is the cheap price and the low amount of calories found in ce...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 15, 2019  2 years ago
The Annual HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award is a form of recognition to organisations for their outstanding innovation and achievement in implementing and utilizing health information and technology to improve patient care and safety. There were four finalists shortlisted per award category, namely: Outstanding ICT Innovation and Outstanding ICT Achievement; with two winners announced per ...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Oct 15, 2019  2 years ago
People don’t talk about service; they all talk about experience. Positive patient experience makes a customer loyal and the hospital as its most preferred healthcare solutions provider.   Medical tourism is the new buzz word in healthcare ecosystem. It refers to people traveling abroad to obtain medical treatment. The Thailand medical tourism industry is booming, as a result of e...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 15, 2019  2 years ago
As a result of the technology and digital explosion, more workers need to be spending their time looking at computer screens each day with most spending at average of at least 5 hours per day during their daily work hours. As a result of that, the incidence of Computer Vision Syndrome of CVS is on a steady rise. The prevalence of computer vision syndrome(CVS) among computer use...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 14, 2019  2 years ago
New study shows that ranitidine is an unstable molecule that breaks down under different conditions into the carcinogen N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).   Online pharmacy Valisure is claiming that the Zantac is carcinogenic with N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA); that is a byproduct of the breakdown of the ranitidine molecule. The company, which performs its own testing on drugs it carries,...
Source; Thailand Medical News Exclusive  Oct 14, 2019  2 years ago
Based on statistical data obtained from 42 countries globally, there has been more than 378 million cases of individuals being treated for dry eye disease just in 2019 alone. Dry eye syndrome is caused by a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye. Consequences of dry eyes range from subtle but constant eye irritation to significant inflammation and even scarri...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 14, 2019  2 years ago
Dental and medical researchers from UConn School of Medicine in a study have confirmed that oral health is a critical component to overall health for all ages, but especially more important for the elderly. In a review article recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, the authors outline the potential complications that can arise from poor oral hygiene in...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 13, 2019  2 years ago
Fezolinetant is a new non hormonal drug targeting menopausal vasomotor symptoms may add treatment options for women undergoing menopause. In a research published in Menopause Review, approximately 63 percent of women ages 40 to 65 all over the world have reported the occurrence of hot flashes and sweating. (it a discomforting symptom that many women undergoing menopause have gone thru&nb...
Source: Thailand Medical News & American Academy of Ophthalmology  Oct 13, 2019  2 years ago
New Study Confirms Earlier Reports That Elmiron, A Drug Used To Treat Bladder Conditions Linked To Serious Retinal Damage Of The Eye.     Elmiron, the brand name for Pentosan, which is sodium pentosan polysulfate (PPS), a prescription medication that has been used to treat pain caused by interstitial cystitis, commonly known as “painful bladder syndrome” for decades. T...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 12, 2019  2 years ago
A new study by University of Strathclyde has led to a promising blood test that doctors may soon use to accurately detect brain cancer. The patented technology uses infrared light to produce a "bio-signature" of a blood sample and applies artificial intelligence to check for the signs of cancer.     According to the National Cancer Institute, around 0.6% of people will ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 12, 2019  2 years ago
A medical study by the Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa offers a new insight on how ovarian cancer forms and suggests how it might be prevented. The findings of that study is the first to show that the natural stiffening of the ovaries called fibrosis occurs with age. It also suggests that the diabetes drug metformin may be able to halt this process. The study was published in Cli...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 11, 2019  2 years ago
California which can be considered as one of the most progressive states in the US, with a progressive Governor that truely cares for the people, became the first state to allow people to buy HIV prevention drugs at pharmacies without a prescription. Around 1.4 million Americans currently live with HIV, an incurable disease that develops after an individual is infected with the HIV virus. In...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 11, 2019  2 years ago
Medical researchers from across the Netherlands have discovered that using organoids derived from patient tumors can be used to help determine how well a cancer patient will respond to chemotherapy. In their paper published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the group describes growing organoids from tumor tissue and testing them with chemo drugs. Organoids are organs grown art...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 10, 2019  2 years ago
The ASCO Breakthrough Summit 2019 which is a global event showcasing oncology innovations will be opened in Bangkok tomorrow and will be last for three days. The Breakthrough summit will showcase the latest in cancer care and highlight how rapidly evolving science, technology and research are transforming cancer care with new treatments and therapies. Featuring a host of distinguished spea...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 10, 2019  2 years ago
Typically as tumor cells multiply, they often generate tens of thousands of genetic mutations. Analyzing which ones are the most promising to target with immunotherapy is like finding a few needles in a haystack. Now a new model developed by researchers in the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania hand-picks those needles so they can be leveraged in more effective, cus...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 10, 2019  2 years ago
Princ Hospital Paknampo is the only hospital in Thailand to achieve a Stage 7 EMRAM Certification from HIMSS Analytics .The delighted management executives received the awards during the recent HIMSS Asia Pacific Conference held in Bangkok on the 7th of October 2019 at  Centara Grand Hotel. There are only two other hospitals in Thailand with a stage 6 EMRAM Certification.
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 10, 2019  2 years ago
Taking into consideration Thailand’s current position as a Medical Hub of the Asia Pacific region coupled with the Thai Government’s Economic and Social Digitization Initiative ie Thailand 4.0. , HMISS has announced the intention to enter into a Memorandum Of Undertanding (MOU) with True Digital Group, a subsidiary of True Corporation , a leading communications conglomerate in Thailand...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 10, 2019  2 years ago
It’s a billion dollar market out there with fake claims to keep your baby’s skin and heath as perfect as possible. The unsurprising irony is that none of these baby skincare products is necessary. Your baby’s skin is far better off with minimal intervention. The fewer soaps, shampoos, lotions and products that one apply to the little one’s incredible new skin, the healthier...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 10, 2019  2 years ago
The Findings Of A Research Study That Was Published By The Annals Of Internal Medicine, A Journal Of The America College Of Physicians Is Now Thought To Be Tainted As One Of The Authors Has Been Linked To The Meat Industry.     A new scandal is emerging in the medical circles after a research that claimed all previous studies linking red meat to diseases such as cancer and heart disease...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 09, 2019  2 years ago
A collaborative research between Spain’s Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) and The Rockefeller University in New York, have identified a possible treatment for Alzheimer disease. The medical researchers have shown that treatment with the oral anticoagulant dabigatran delays the appearance of Alzheimer disease in animal models and the discovery could pave the way for ...
Sourec:Thailand Medical News  Oct 08, 2019  2 years ago
The biotech industry, research facilities, major hospitals and also the stock markets in US and Europe were in a state of shock about the news of the German genetic testing company disclosure of a reversal of its genome sequencing strategy and also the resignation of longtime CEO Peer Schatz. Qiagen's Ex CEO Peer Schatz. Qiagen the maker of diagnostic kits for cancer and tuberculosis and al...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 08, 2019  2 years ago
Largest study ever that expanded over 3 decades and involved 36,000 participants indicates that an antioxidant found in mushrooms, L-ergothioneine lowers the risks of prostate cancer. Medical Researchers From Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan have discovered through a long term study that involved more than 36,000 Japanese men, that eating mushrooms effectively  lowered the risk of prostate ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 07, 2019  2 years ago
Globally, pulmonary embolism​ or PE, a blood clot lodged in one of the pulmonary arteries in the lungs, is the third leading cause of cardiovascular-related deaths.Typically are treated with anticoagulants (commonly known as blood thinners) but of late the rise of  the use of new interventional devices that remove or dissolve clots in the lungs has significantly increased in recent years. H...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 06, 2019  2 years ago
Since an initial study that was published in February 2017 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that showed rates of colorectal cancer have increased for every generation born since 1950, newer studies are emerging each year showing the worrisome trend and with headlines like: “If you’re under 30, your risk for colon cancer just doubled.” “Study finds colore...
Thailand Medical News Editorial  Oct 06, 2019  2 years ago
Thailand is one of the few countries in the world where antibiotics are not properly controlled by the public healthcare authorities or the various medical organization. Though its not an OTC (over the counter) drug, you can still walk into any pharmacy and ask for any antibiotic and the pharmacists on duty will not even wink an eye and ask you what you are planning to take it for. Even worst, Tha...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 05, 2019  2 years ago
Research Scientists led by Dr David Fairen-Jimenez, from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge have developed a platform that uses nanoparticles known as metal-organic frameworks to deliver a promising anti-cancer agent to cells. The research shows that metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) could present a viable platform for delivering a potent anti-can...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 05, 2019  2 years ago
The US FDA has approved second PrEXp (pre-exposure prophylaxis) drug, Descovy (emtricitabine 200 mg and tenofovir alafenamide 25 mg) to help prevent HIV infections. The drug is for in at-risk adults and adolescents weighing at least 35kg for HIV-1 pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to reduce the risk of HIV-1 infection from sex, excluding those who have receptive vaginal sex. Descovy is not indicated...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 05, 2019  2 years ago
A lot of individuals often experience symptoms associated with abdominal bloating and although 30% of the time is just a minor occurrence that goes away but on the other hand it could also signal something more serious or an underlying medical condition. Abdominal  is a feeling of fullness and tightness in the abdomen (tummy). It is a common problem affecting 30-70% of individuals sometime or...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 05, 2019  2 years ago
An ability to master more than one languages may help reduce the risk of developing dementia according to recent study. Researchers from the University of Waterloo conducted a study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, to explore the association between multilingualism and dementia risk. The novel research, led by Dr Suzanne Tyas, a public health professor at Waterloo, exam...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 05, 2019  2 years ago
When fungus get into the Gut and other digestive tract organs like the pancreas, it indirectly triggers cancer and other ailments.  With pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer and also inflammatory bowel diseases on the rise, a team of medical researchers from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine decided to pursues studies focusing on the cause of pancreatic cancer an ddiscovered that a...
A Thailand Medical News Exclusive  Oct 04, 2019  2 years ago
More studies needed especially on its unknown effects on human health. On an average 62 percent of the words population is carrying the herpes  virus according to WHO with a rate of  35 million new infections per year! In Thailand, its estimated that about 84 percent of the population is carrying the virus. Though most people only know that it is a sexually transmitted disease that erupt...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 04, 2019  2 years ago
Heart Cooling Technology has been another buzzword for the year in both the medical and biomedical engineering sectors including the race to get a new medical device to accomplish the procedure effectively in the market within the next 5 to 7 years. There are currently 3 clinical trials starting and 5 groups of teams from around the world working on such a device including Thailand but the race se...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 04, 2019  2 years ago
Medical and Healthcare professionals are calling for more actions not just in the UK but also globally as the number of incidences neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson disease are spiraling out of control globally. Neurodegenerative diseases are becoming more common as people live longer, but they are not an inevitable consequence of normal ageing as what most people ...

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