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Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 08, 2019  2 years ago
A new potential medication that works with an HIV-infected person's own body to further suppress the ever present but silent virus that available HIV treatments are unable to combat has been discovered by a team of medical scientist from University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.   In an exclusive interview with Thailand Medical News, lead author Assistant Professor Haito Hu comme...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 08, 2019  2 years ago
A new type of liquid biopsy called TARDIS (TARgeted DIgital Sequencing) which is more than a hundred times sensitive than other blood based cancer monitoring tests has been developed jointly by the Mayo Clinic in Arizona and Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), for the detection and management of breast cancer. The new blood tests could help avoid thousands of unnecessary surgeries an...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 07, 2019  2 years ago
Medical scientists and researchers from Imperial College London have developed a new hormone-based protocol that can help patients with diabetes and obesity loose body weight (as much as between 4.5 to 6 kilos) within a period of 4 weeks without much efforts. The treatment also leads to substantial improvements in the blood glucose of the patients with most reverting back to normal levels. Obes...
Source: Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals  Aug 06, 2019  2 years ago
Press Release Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., a biopharmaceutical company today announced a collaboration with the Myocarditis Foundation in support of patients affected by pericarditis with heart muscle inflammation. Kiniksa and the Myocarditis Foundation are working together to raise awareness about pericarditis, a painful and debilitating autoinflammatory cardiovascular disease. Approximately...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 06, 2019  2 years ago
Male patients with prostate cancer usually have to take common testosterone-blocking drugs as a part of their treatment protocol. However new research conducted by the Sorbonne University in Paris came up with startling results that clearly showed those so-called antiandrogens also put them at risk for a deadly heart condition. The findings of the  study published on the 5th Of August in t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 05, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the State Serum Institute in Denmark , have discovered a link between exposure to high levels of estrogen  hormones in the womb and the likelihood of developing autism. The discovery adds further evidence to support the prenatal sex steroid theory of autism first mentioned two decades ago. The same team in 2015, measured the levels of four p...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 04, 2019  2 years ago
Baxter International has obtained approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its PrisMax system and integrated TherMax blood warmer, the futuristic platform for continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) and therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) to to treat those with acute kidney injury and certain autoimmune diseases.   The medical device was developed based on inputs and fe...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 04, 2019  2 years ago
Hepatitis A is a virus that infects the liver and is spread through contaminated food, water and objects tainted by feces, or through close physical  contact. Its flu-like symptoms, if they occur, usually last about 60 days. It had been considered a disease  that was fading away, thanks in part to vaccines available since 1995. As recently as 2015, fewer than 1,400 cases were report...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 03, 2019  2 years ago
The European Commission on Ist Of August had granted marketing authorisation for two new methods of administering Nucala (mepolizumab): a pre-filled pen and a pre-filled safety syringe. This is the only monthly dose anti-IL5 biologic approved in Europe that patients with severe eosinophilic asthma can self-after getting it prescribed by a pulmonologists. The original lyophilised version remains av...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 03, 2019  2 years ago
A new diagnostic protocol developed by researchers from Washington University School of Medicine  involving blood analysis for the determination of levels of protein amyloid beta coupled with blood detection for the presence of the genetic variant APOE4,is able to identify with an accuracy of more than 94%, that an individual is predisposed to having early Alzheimer.   It normally take...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 02, 2019  2 years ago
In cities in Thailand like Chiangmai where air pollution is often a neglected by the authorities concerned, a new study led by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research (WIMR) shows worrying details and also that should be concern to all affected that even low levels of pollution is harmful to ones health. Air pollution is made up of both gaseous a...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Aug 01, 2019  2 years ago
Phthalates are a type of chemicals used as “platicizers”in plastic products and in the medical industry, they can be found in various pliable medical equiptment and devices including blood storage bags, tracheal tubes, IV bags, catheters etc. They can account for as high as 40% of the weight of IV bags an blood storages bags an up to 80% of the weight of tubes used for feeding, as trac...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 31, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers from the University of Arizona Cancer Center have developed a new and more effective treatment protocol for the treatment of advanced biliary tract cancers using a combination of drugs. This new treatment extends the survival rates of patients and also improves the quality of life compared to current conventional treatments in which such patients normally have survival rates of less th...
Source; Thailand Medical News  Jul 30, 2019  2 years ago
For health professionals planning to develop a software or an application but have no knowledge of coding, Avalant Co Ltd , a leading software and digital services provider in Thailand has just introduced its novelty product called ONE WEB Digital Maker Platform. Mr Akkarapol Bunworaset The cloud based platform is an easy to use platform for health professionals and organizations wanting to tra...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Jul 30, 2019  2 years ago
The current incidence rate for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease shows that about 20 percent of the global population is affected while the figures in developed countries like America, Germany, Austria and Britain, figures can be as high as between 35 to 50 percent especially in the 50 to 60 age group. It is a disease most commonly caused as a result of poor lifestyle with too much fatty and sugary...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 29, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers from The University of Buffalo, US and also a team from Xuzhou Medical University in China have jointly discovered  that the plant compound resveratrol, which is found in red wine, displays anti-stress effects by blocking the expression of an enzyme related to the control of stress in the brain. In the US alone, more than 40 million people are affected by depression and anxiety...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 28, 2019  2 years ago
Recent findings from a study conducted at Université Laval in Quebec showed that Vitamin D supplementation may slow the progression of type 2 diabetes in newly diagnosed individuals and those with prediabetes. The study suggest that high-dose supplementation of vitamin D can improve glucose metabolism to help prevent the development and progression of diabetes. Currently, type 2 diabetes is...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 27, 2019  2 years ago
Liver transplants are traditionally expensive and complicated  surgical procedures that removes a liver that no longer functions properly (liver failure) and replaces it with a healthy liver from a living or deceased donor. In 2018, more than 2 million such procedures were performed with more than 4.8 million people on a still on a wait list.   With the new discovery by researchers fro...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 26, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers from the LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center at the University of Copenhagen in collaboration with Aarhus and Zealand University Hospitals and Aarhus University have discovered  antibiotics can inhibit cancer in the skin in patients with rare type of lymphoma.   Most patients with the rare lymphoma cancer, CTCL, contract staphylococcal infections i...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Jul 25, 2019  2 years ago
Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. Statistical data show that in 2018, 6.2 million people were diagnosed with it and about 82, 650 people died from it. Australia and New Zealand have the highest rates of melanoma in the world and also high rates are seen in North America and Northern Europe. Melanoma is more common in men than in women , and affects mostly  white communities....
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 24, 2019  2 years ago
Type 2 Diabetic patients are normally at risk of non-healing wounds should they ever get cut or scrape on their foot. Small wounds like these can be life-threatening and around 35 % of all Type 2 Diabetic patients will end up in such a dire situation which normally leads to amputation. Statistically, this is a major problem as a patient who has had a amputation due to Type 2 Diabetic non-healin...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 23, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers from Washington School Of Medicine in St Louis have identified a set of genes involved in disposing cellular waste through a process known as autophagy that helps cells survive exposure to cytokines during sepsis. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body's immune response to infection spirals out of control. Bacteria or other pathogens in the bloodstream ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 22, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers from the University of Cambridge and Wellcome Sanger Institute have  discovered that low doses of radiation equivalent to three CT scans, which are traditionally considered safe by the medical community, in reality actually gives cancer-capable cells a competitive advantage over normal cells in healthy tissue. It was discovered  that low doses of radiation increase the num...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 21, 2019  2 years ago
Having a shower or a bath ninety minutes before sleeping, in water that is between 40 to 42.7 degrees Celsius will not only help one to get to sleep but will also ensure that the quality of sleep is optimal, according to results of a study done by biomedical engineers at the University of Texas at Austin. By utilizing a process of  Systematic review protocols, a method used to search for a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 21, 2019  2 years ago
Endowed Professor  of Cardiovascular Medicine from the University Of California-Davis, Dr Nipavan Chiamvimonvat who has a long litany of professional and international awards and more than 135 medical research papers published, has once again with her team made another major discovery as to the actual mechanism as to how diabetes causes vascular disease. Prof Dr Nipavan Chiamvomonvat Toget...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 20, 2019  2 years ago
Epilepsy is a central nervous system (neurological) disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations, and sometimes loss of awareness. Treatment with medications or sometimes surgery can control seizures for the majority of people with epilepsy, however some people require lifelong treatment to control seizures. The varying severity of ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 19, 2019  2 years ago
Messe Dusseldorf Asia, the organizers of the biennial Medical  Fair Thailand, announced  the initiation of a Medical Startup Park at its coming event in September at Bitec.  The Medical Startup Park will basically be a  showcase dedicated to Stage 3 and Stage 4 medical and innovative healthcare startup companies which are less than 4 years old with products that are ready to be...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 18, 2019  2 years ago
A recent clinical study  by Mayo Clinic in collaboration with Genetech, showed that Rituximab was just as effective at treating patients with membranous nephropathy at high risk for progressive disease, when compared with current conventional protocols which in most cases involves cyclosporine. Rituximab demonstrated in inducing complete or partial remission of proteinuria at 12 months and...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 17, 2019  2 years ago
Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology are the hottest sectors at the moment and so many companies are involved in cutting edge product developments and extensive clinical trials. More often than not, if a company has an important breakthrough then it’s stock price generally surges. Over the course of 2019, some biotech stocks have made millions  following the surge in the move that biotech ...
Source: Thailand Medical News Exclusive  Jul 17, 2019  2 years ago
A relatively new strain of virus is emerging and is baffling medical researchers and health authorities all over the world. Since emerging in 2014, there has been an increase of Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) infections in individuals having had flu symptoms around the world with cases being reported in the US, Canada, Europe, China and also other parts of Asia.   AFM is a serious condition o...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 16, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers from Tuff University’s Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center have discovered that  low levels of circulating vitamin K are linked to increased risk of mobility limitation and disability in older adults. The first to evaluate the association between biomarkers of vitamin K status and the onset of mobility limitation and disability the elderly. Kyla Shea, a nutrit...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 16, 2019  2 years ago
The WHO has warned that dating apps and sexual health stigma are adding to more than a million new STD infections daily and driving a surge of untreatable superbug strains.There are currently more than 376 million new diagnoses a year of STDs like chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and trichomoniasis among people under 50.   While most of these infections are treatable,...
Source :A Thailand Medical News Exclusive  Jul 16, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers at John Hopkins University School Of Medicine have uncovered the cellular pathway as to how the skin under stress due to conditions such as exposure to UV light, or even when exposed to lasers or physical stress such as abrasions or microneedling, regenerates itself. The key players are basically a group of loose RNa molecules known as self-noncoding double stranded RNA (dsRNA).  ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 15, 2019  2 years ago
Findings from the recent START study involving 4684 adult HIV-positive patients from various countries showed that starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) has significant benefits and entails few risks for individuals with a low pre-treatment viral load. All the patients in the study had a CD4 cell count above 500 cells/mm3 and were randomised to start immediate ART or to defer therapy until th...
Source: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), USA  Jul 15, 2019  2 years ago
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has made a major change in the blood pressure guidance(last upated and published in 2011). The new guidelines  recommend the reduction of the threshold of hypertension treatment. This will result in another 280,000 women and 450,000 men in the US, in addition to current figures, being eligible for blood pressure treatment. Theref...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 15, 2019  2 years ago
Kaffir lime or Citrus hystrix, a tropical fruit that is native to various parts of Asia including Thailand . Aside from its culinary uses, due to its uniquely tart and pleasant flavor, kaffir lime is also highly respected in traditional herbal medicine, due to its high content of beneficial organic compounds that can positively affect the body’s systems. The oil...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 15, 2019  2 years ago
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that occurs when immune cells attack the cartilage and bone of the joints. The disease affects roughly 1.4 percent of the global population. A common symptom is joint pain, but even before that, the body has started to produce immune antibodies against proteins in the joint. Scientists at Karolinska Institute in Sweden, have now discovered  how th...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 15, 2019  2 years ago
Kratom (Mitragyna speciose) a mild opioid plant  that grows in Southeast Asia and historically was used by labourers either by chewing the leaves or making it into a tea concoction to soothe aches, pain and boost energy levels, is now a major cause of concern in America. While Kratom usage is now illegal and banned in many Asian countries where it is native including Thailand, Malaysia, Indon...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 14, 2019  2 years ago
Phase 3 Clinical Trial Of Using Bee Venom For Treating Knee Osteoarthritis (KOA) Shows Positive Results. Trials conducted by Western Ontario and McMaster Universities have shown that using Bee Venom (Apis mellifera) to treat knee osteoarthritis in more than 538 patients proved to be better than conventional histamines and with no side-effects. The bee venom were administered via dermal inj...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 13, 2019  2 years ago
A new research by in The Department of Molecular Microbiology at University of Plymouth, has shown that the C. difficile bacteria strain that is found in all hospitals around the world and causes infections to patients, is fast evolving and developing resistance to all known disinfectants coupled with the fact that is also now mutating, multiplying and spreading at faster speeds in whatever c...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 12, 2019  2 years ago
Headaches related to migraine affects about 14% of people, or more than a billion individuals worldwide. This chronic neurologic disorder involves periodic attacks of head pain coupled with symptoms that may include nausea as well as sensitivity to light and sound. 75% of migraine sufferers experience at least one migraine attack per month, and more than 50% are severely impaired during their atta...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 11, 2019  2 years ago
The NutriNet-Santé Study in France involving more than 101,257 healthy adults (21% men; 79% women) with an average age of 42 years, over a time span of 9 years, has yielded results linking higher consumption of sugary drinks and an increased risk of cancer. The findings add to a growing body of evidence indicating that limiting sugary drink consumption, together with taxation and marketing ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 10, 2019  2 years ago
A drug that has been used for over 40 years to treat worm infections in humans and animals has been discovered by researchers from the University Of New South Wales to be able to inhibit melanoma growth in animal models. The widely available OTC drug called anthelmintic or flubendazole, inhibits growth and metastasis of human tumors grown in animal models in a three year study involving collabo...
Source: AMGEN  Jul 09, 2019  2 years ago
Amgen announced the five-year overall survival (OS) analysis from the single-arm, Phase 2 BLAST study that evaluated BLINCYTO® (blinatumomab) in patients with minimal residual disease (MRD)-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The study found that with a median follow-up of 59.8 months, the median OS for BLINCYTO-treated patients was 36.5 months (95 percent CI: 22 months - n...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 09, 2019  2 years ago
The Medical Devices Asean 2019  exhibition returns for the second year, this time with even more exhibitors, conference programmes and newer and  exciting medical device innovations being showcased. The event is a must for all medical and healthcare professionals and also for distributors , retailers and also manufacturers of medical equiptment and devices and also for individuals inv...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 09, 2019  2 years ago
Despite being around for more than a decade, Intravenous Vitamin Therapy is again coming back as a new wellness or regenerative fad that every celebrity, successful executive or socialite must have. Despite warnings from various medical regulatory boards from around the world about claims that can be made, a lot of greedy doctors and wellness clinics are using discreet modes to market these Vitami...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 08, 2019  2 years ago
A Strain of intestinal bacteria whose benefits were discovered in 2007 by a FNRS-WELBIO Researcher, Patrice Cani and his team at the Louvain Drug Research Institute of  The Université Catholique de Louvain  in Belgium has been in the spotlight of the medical and pharma industry in the last few months.   Patrice in  collaboration with Professor Willem de Vos from Univers...
Source: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS M. D. ANDERSON CANCER CENTER (proceedings from the ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2019 ,Barcelona)  Jul 07, 2019  2 years ago
Globally, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths. It is expected to cause about 1.8 million deaths during 2019. BRAF mutations are estimated to occur in up to 15 percent of patients with mCRC, with V600 being the most common BRAF mutation and representing a poor prognosis for these patients. Now Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center h...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 06, 2019  2 years ago
Acid reflux (or acid regurgitation ) is a common condition affecting million worldwide and is most often related to diet in which stomach acid flows backward up the esophagus, causing acid reflux symptoms such as a burning feeling in the chest (heartburn) and a bitter or sour taste in the mouth. These acid reflux symptoms last a few hours after a meal and then go away. Most people experience acid ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 06, 2019  2 years ago
Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease that affects 65 percent of individuals suffering from diabetes and is due to long periods of elevated glucose levels causing damage to the nerves and vessels. It can lead to blindness in most cases. However, it was discovered that 35 percent of diabetics do not ever develop this eye disease despite their diabetic conditions. A study spanning 15 years have ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 05, 2019  2 years ago
Researchers from the University of Surrey and Royal Surrey County Hospital have made a major breakthrough by treating bladder cancer patients with a type of common flu virus.The oncolytic ('cancer-killing') virus coxsackievirus (CVA21),has been found to potentially target, infect and destroy cancer cells in patients with bladder cancer. The results of the study was published in the medical...
Samitivej Hospital  Jul 04, 2019  2 years ago
Samitivej Allergy Institute, SAI recently signed an MOU with Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA , an international leader in medical and scientific training, biomedical research, and patient care and also with together with Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital , to collaborate on several areas – medical education, research and development as well as sharing innovative products...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 04, 2019  2 years ago
BraveHeart Wireless Inc., a leading innovator in clinical-quality biometric wearables, has received clearance from the US FDA for the BraveHeart Life Sensor Cardiac Monitoring system. The Life Sensor Cardiac Monitoring system is intended for use by doctors and cardiologists within a health care setting. The system captures heart rate and EKG data using a Life Sensor electrode affixed to a patie...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 04, 2019  2 years ago
The US FDA has approved  a new drug, Selinexor to treat patients  with  relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma, overruling a panel of external cancer experts who expressed concerns about its toxicity. The FDA approval was under an accelerated, or conditional, approval based on a single-arm clinical trial showing a 25% tumor response rate. The patients enrolled in the clinical trial...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 04, 2019  2 years ago
Triclosan is an antibacterial and antifungal agent present in lots consumer products, including toothpaste, soaps, shampoos, mouth wash, hand sanitizers, detergents,even toys. Due to the risk of antimicrobial resistance that it causes and also its association with disrupted hormonal development, the US FDA banned its usage in consumer products in September 2017.However,in Asia, many health re...

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