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Source: Thailand Medical news  Nov 27, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers from University of Zurich are warning that a new class of migraine medications that work by blocking αCGRP, a neuropeptide which causes vasodilation, for example in the meninges could endanger the lives of those with high blood pressure. The very same neuropeptide, αCGRP which is formed in the muscles during physical activity, protects the heart is extremely vita...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 27, 2019  3 years ago
Two new studies published in the American Heart Association medical journals show that regular fasting is associated with lower rates of heart failure and a longer life span. Medical researchers sought to shed new light on the centuries-old debate about how fasting affects health. Recent studies have shown it contributes to reductions in blood pressure, "bad" LDL cholesterol...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 27, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers from Queen Mary University of London in collaboration with the Zhengzhou University in China have developed a personalized vaccine system that could ultimately delay the onset of pancreatic cancer. The research study provides strong proof-of-concept for the creation of a vaccine for cancer prevention in individuals at high risk of developing this disease and to slow down tum...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 27, 2019  3 years ago
Swedish medical researchers from Karolinska Institutet have developed a new method to separate between two types of a common herpes virus (HHV-6) that has been linked to multiple sclerosis (MS). By analyzing antibodies in the blood against the most divergent proteins of herpesvirus 6A and 6B, the medical scientists were able to show that Multiple Sclerosis patients carry the herpesvirus 6A to a gr...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 26, 2019  3 years ago
Thailand Pharma News Patients with multiple sclerosis often pay, on average, nearly US$7,000 out of pocket to treat their condition each year. And, even though drug companies have provided no new treatment breakthroughs, the price of these disease-modifying medications is rising by 10% to 15% each year for the past decade. A team of researchers at Oregon Health & Science University and the...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 26, 2019  3 years ago
German Researchers from the Institute of Pharmacy at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have re-combined an already approved active ingredient and filed for a patent for their invention together with two Fraunhofer Institutes from Halle. The innovation would spare patients from having many side effects. The new biodegradable rods promise to provide better treatment for periodontal dis...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 26, 2019  3 years ago
A new study published in the Cochrane Library  provides further information on the benefits and harms of different human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines and vaccine schedules in young women and men. Human Papillomavirus is the most common viral infection of the reproductive tract in both women and men globally. Most people who have sexual contact will be exposed to HPV at some point in their l...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 26, 2019  3 years ago
Radiological researchers using MRI have found signs of damage that may be related to inflammation in the brains of obese adolescents, according to a study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The issue of obesity in young people has become a significant public health problem. In the U.S., the percentage of children and adolescents ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 26, 2019  3 years ago
Globally, more than 1,180 individuals are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each day. Within 12 months of diagnosis, 85% will die from it as its one of the most deadly cancers. Despite being lethal, a new research from the University of South Australia could help vastly improve the prognosis for pancreatic cancer patients. Utilizing  a new targeted radioimmunotherapy agent, UniSA Prof...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 26, 2019  3 years ago
A new study by University College London (UCL) Living shows that in a more polluted area is associated with a greater likelihood of having glaucoma, a debilitating eye condition that can cause blindness. Individuals in neighbourhoods with higher amounts of fine particulate matter pollution were at least 6% more likely to report having glaucoma than those in the least-polluted areas, a...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Nov 26, 2019  3 years ago
One of the key ways stave off the effects of aging is to boost brain function.  And if there was one thing every person should consider doing right now to keep their brain young, it is to add extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) to their diet, according to research by scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM). EVOO is a superfood, rich in cell-protecting antioxidan...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 26, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from Curtin University Australia have found that using statins for as short a time as three months can put patients at risk for developing diabetes and skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs). The results of the study have been published in the November issue of the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Dr Humphrey H.T. Ko, from the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Science...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 26, 2019  3 years ago
The human search for youthfulness and beauty typically turns to lotions, supplements, serums and diets, but there may soon be a new option joining the fray. Rapamycin, a FDA-approved drug normally used to prevent organ rejection after transplant surgery, may also slow aging in human skin, according to a study from Drexel University College of Medicine researchers published in Geroscience. It ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 26, 2019  3 years ago
A new research at Oregon State University indicates that compounds from hops may combat metabolic syndrome by changing the gut microbiome and altering the metabolism of acids produced in the liver. The results of the study, published in Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, are a key advance in understanding how Xanthohumol, a compound that contributes to hops' flavor, and its derivat...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 25, 2019  3 years ago
A team of researchers from Lund University have for more than two decades been working on developing a drug against preeclampsia, a serious disorder which annually affects around 9 million pregnant women worldwide and is one of the main causes of death in both mothers and unborn babies. Formerly called toxemia, preecalmpsia is a condition that pregnant women develop. It's marked by&nbs...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 25, 2019  3 years ago
Treatment for melasma has been difficult to achieve due to extended treatment periods and inconsistent results. Italian Researchers from Italian dermatology group Donne Dermatologhe Italia, explored this dermatological pathology and researched using Kojic Acid to treat melasma.   The findings published in Wiley, the medical researchers  looked deeper dermatological pathology,...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 25, 2019  3 years ago
Lynparza or Olaparib, is a pharmacological inhibitor of the enzyme PARP (poly ADP Ribose polymerase or PARP) which is required for cancer cell DNA repair. In the presence of certain mutations like BRCA1 and BRCA2, Olaparib kills cancer cells. Olaparib is typically used to treat women suffering from ovarian and breast cancers, has shown promising results when administered to men in whom pro...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 25, 2019  3 years ago
These are some of the applications of a new wireless skin patch developed by Northwestern University that can be used in many medical and health applications:   -The stick-on device makes it possible to share a virtual touch on social media, feel strikes from a video game, and detect pressure on a prosthetic   -A mother smiles at her toddler via a live video feed, then runs her fingers a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 25, 2019  3 years ago
Each year a new batch of diets become trendy, with books published and being promoted, magazines and online portals covering them and talk shows featuring them. Most of the time, about 80 percent of these diet fads have no scientific basis and have no medical studies done to prove their effectiveness. Many foolishly follow these diet fads without consulting their doctors and some of these diets...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 25, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers at Scripps Research, California and the nonprofit vaccine research organization IAVI who are developing an experimental HIV vaccine has reached an important milestone by eliciting antibodies that can neutralize a wide variety of HIV strains. The tests, in animal models,showed that these “broadly neutralizing” antibodies, or bnAbs, targeted at least two critical sites on ...
Source: Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson  Nov 25, 2019  3 years ago
Results from the Phase 3 pivotal trial, showed that more than 40 percent of patients receiving STELARA subcutaneous (SC) injections every 8 weeks were in clinical remission at one year and not taking corticosteroids   STELARA is the first and only approved treatment for ulcerative colitis to demonstrate improvement of the colon as measured by a novel histologic-endoscopic mucosal improvement ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 25, 2019  3 years ago
Microorganisms living in the gut may alter the ageing process, which could lead to the development of food-based treatment to slow it down according to an international research team led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore). Every living organisms, including human beings, coexist with a myriad of microbial species living in and on them, and research conducted over the ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 25, 2019  3 years ago
Statistics show that more than one in ten cancer patients do not die from their cancer but from heart and blood vessel problems instead, according to new research published in the European Heart Journal 1 today. For some cancers, like breast, prostate, endometrial, and thyroid cancer, around half will die from cardiovascular disease (CVD). A research team lead by Dr Nicholas Zaorsky, ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 25, 2019  3 years ago
Numerous studies1 are showing that male infertility rates and low sperm counts is rising globally2 due to varied reasons.   But guys, before you go and burn your tight undies or jeans, know that the causes are uncertain and the findings are controversial3. What is certain is that low sperm count can lead to infertility, and, though women are often blamed, men are wholly or partially responsib...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 24, 2019  3 years ago
A new study out of the University of Alberta suggests short-term increases in sugar consumption could increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease and have a significant impact on our health. The study published in Scientific Reports, mentioned that the researchers found that mice had an increased susceptibility to chemically induced colitis and more severe symptoms after only two days ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 24, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from University Of Winconsin-Madison have developed a prototype hat that emits electrical pulses to the scalp to help stimulate hair on patients suffering from male baldness. In their studies of which the findings were published in the Journal Of American Chemical Society, an electric patch made hairless mice grow fur and may reverse balding in men when fitted inside a specially desig...
Sourec: Thailand Medical News  Nov 24, 2019  3 years ago
-Two more deaths bring the total to about 7 this year alone, and more than 60 medical device reports have been linked to battery issues with Getinge’s Maquet/Datascope intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) over the past year, US FDA said last week in a letter to healthcare providers and hospitals.  -Getinge subsidiary Maquet recalled almost 23,000 of the pumps in May due to the re...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 24, 2019  3 years ago
Approximately more than 310 million people worldwide suffer from overactive bladders . In the US alone, about  29 million Americans suffer from overactive bladder, including 40 percent of women and 30 percent of men. Although there are numerous approved treatments for the condition, but many people don't seek help because they're embarrassed or don't know about therapy options....
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 24, 2019  3 years ago
Each year about 51,000 new cases of anal cancer are diagnosed worldwide. The 5-year survival rate for people with anal cancer is 59%.Each year  thousands die from the disease and almost 91 percent of  the cause of anal cancer is by HPV. Currently there are about 1.17  million people worldwide struggling with anal cancer.   What is disturbing is more and mo...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 24, 2019  3 years ago
Literally, 70 percent of the white collar workforce In Thailand complain of being fatigue. Many reasons could be attributed to this ie the air pollution, the hot and humid weather, the cold office and mall environments, economic stress, traffic jams, dietary habits, drinking, or even underlying diseases.   Typically, fatigue is a feeling of weariness, tiredness, or lack of energy that ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 24, 2019  3 years ago
Genteel LLC has unveiled its its patented, painless vacuum lancing device that is US FDA approved and is now more accessible to people living with diabetes at an economical pricing. Unfortunately, diabetes is a chronic, lifelong disease with no cure in sight. The current estimate for people living with all types, including gestational, is 415 million worldwide, with an additional 46% undia...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 24, 2019  3 years ago
A new study by scientific researchers from Cornell University and a Virginia Tech that will be unveiled at the ongoing American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics 72nd Annual Meeting, shows young children can suffer irreparable brain damage merely by shaking or swinging their heads in order to remove trapped water in their ears that got there as a result of swimming or showering. ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 24, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from Uppsala University, Sweden in a new study have shown that whole-genome sequencing increases the precision of genetic studies, which in turn can improve our perspectives of how to use biomarkers to discover disease. The results are published in the scientific journal Scientific Reports. Typically, biomarkers, such as specific proteins circulating in our blood stream, are...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 24, 2019  3 years ago
The largest study of its kind by lead by medical researchers from Michigan State University found that meditation could help you to become less error prone. The new research, published in Brain Sciences, tested how open monitoring meditation or, meditation that focuses awareness on feelings, thoughts or sensations as they unfold in one's mind and body altered brain activity in ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 24, 2019  3 years ago
Medical, Imaging and AI specialists from the Case Western Reserve University digital imaging lab, already pioneering the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to predict whether chemotherapy will be successful, can now determine which lung-cancer patients will benefit from expensive immunotherapy. Again utilizing AI algorithms, they're doing it by teaching a computer to find previously unseen c...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 24, 2019  3 years ago
Contrary to a normal notion that a high-protein diet is healthy, keeps one fit and help you to lose fat and retain lean muscle mass, it can also quickly lead you to developing chronic kidney disease. Avoiding carbohydrates and substituting them with proteins has become a leading dogma for all those who care for their looks and health. Researchers from the European Renal Nutrition Working Group,...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 23, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers have discovered the pharmacological drug, Naltrexone, significantly restored the function of faulty receptors associated with myalgic encephalomyelitis, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). Medical researchers from the National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases (NCNED), Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University led the research, whic...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 23, 2019  3 years ago
Whenever I go shopping at the hypermarkets in Bangkok, I always tend to neglect to read the ingredient labels on my frozen shrimp bags.  Frozen shrimp is a staple in my home. Yes, I know this is Thailand and fresh seafood is easily available and cheap. The fresh ones are more tasty but for person like me who is ever too busy with my online news projects, I do not have the time to peel, dev...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 23, 2019  3 years ago
Diagnostics Startup Rheonix said  that it has filed its first 501(k) to seek clearance for a molecular test system from the US Food and Drug Administration. The Ithaca, New York-based diagnostics startup is seeking authorization to market its PCR-based system along with a triplex test for a sexually transmitted infections. The startup is seeking clearance for its MDx test system, called th...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 23, 2019  3 years ago
Cancer Diagnostics Startup, Lucence announced on Tuesday the closing of its Series A financing round, bringing in US $20 million. Tan Min-Han CEO and Medical Director Lucence Diagnostics  Investors IHH Healthcare led the round and was joined by SGInnovate and existing investors Temasek Holdings subsidiary Heliconia Capital, Lim Kaling, Koh Boon Hwee, and others. Lucence said the funding wi...
Source: November/December 2019 issue of Clinical OMICs  Nov 23, 2019  3 years ago
Genomic researchers and developers of pharmacogenetic tests cheered in August 2019 when United Healthcare (UHC) concluded in a policy statement effective October 1, that “the use of pharmacogenetic multi-gene panels to guide therapy decisions is proven and medically necessary for antidepressants and antipsychotics” when all of three criteria are met: The individual has a diagnosis of...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 23, 2019  3 years ago
A team of scientific researchers led by Massachusetts General Hospital  with support from the US National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) has developed an improved optical imaging technique that found differences between potentially life-threatening coronary plaques and those posing less imminent danger for patients with coronary artery disease. Their method may giv...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 23, 2019  3 years ago
A new recently published study by researchers form the Helsinki University Hospital, Finland show that higher exposure to commonly used oral antibiotics is linked to an increased risk of Parkinson's disease. The most substantial associations were found for broad spectrum antibiotics and those that act against against anaerobic bacteria and fungi. The timing of antibiotic exposure ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 23, 2019  3 years ago
CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is an inherited neurodegenerative condition that affects 1 in 2500 individuals. Currently, however, it is still lacking effective treatment options. New research has demonstrated that a class of cytoplasmic enzymes called tRNA synthetases can cause CMT by interfering with the gene transcription in the nucleus. This breakthrough is the result of an international a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 23, 2019  3 years ago
University Of California, Irvine researchers conducted a new study that reveals how alcohol affects the liver's circadian rhythm, uncovering a potential new target for ALD treatments.  Weekend binge drinking and chronic alcoholism have long been known to contribute to alcoholic liver diseases (ALD).  Alcohol consumption is a widespread habit in modern society and can have serious ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 23, 2019  3 years ago
As a result of rising cases of Asian patients going to Mayo clinic to seek treatment for melasma afer having had IPL treatments in their home countries which neither helped as the condition came back or worsen, Mayo clinic is advising that IPL should not be used to treat melasma. Melasma is a skin condition that can be challenging to get rid of completely, and as a chronic condition, it can com...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 23, 2019  3 years ago
Typically, a class of drugs known as hypnotics are traditionally used to treat Insomnia which is one of the most common sleep disorders. However, usage of  hypnotics come with motor and cognitive side effects. A  new study conducted by researchers from the University of Tsukuba in Japan, show that  Suvorexant, (trade name : Belsomra)  which is a recently approved and is a more ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 23, 2019  3 years ago
Overall survival and progression-free survival in patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) significantly improves with a combination therapy using PD-L1 inhibitor atezolizumab (an immunotherapy drug)  and the VEGF inhibitor bevacizumab,  according to results from a phase 3 study reported at the ESMO Asia 2019 Congress. Dr Ann-Lii Cheng, Director of the National Taiwan...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 23, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers from  Northeastern University, Boston have discovered a new antibiotic that could treat infections caused by some of the drug-resistant bacteria that humanity is facing in the global antibiotic resistance crisis. Dr Kim Lewis & Dr Yu Imai, discovered an antibiotic that can help fight drug-resistant gram-negative bacteria. Credit: Matthew Modoono/Northeastern Universi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 22, 2019  3 years ago
Pain relievers are as diverse as with the type of pains that a person experiences. By interacting with different parts of the nervous system, pain relievers treat some pains better than others. Researchers from West Virginia University led by Dr  Shane Kaski have recently discovered that an anti-itch medication that targets a specific part of our nerve cells can make morphine, which targets ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 22, 2019  3 years ago
Typically, one of the ways a cancer-causing gene works up enough power to turn a normal cell into a cancer cell is by copying itself over and over, like a Xerox machine. Scientists have long noticed that when cancer-causing genes do that, they also scoop up some extra DNA into their copies. But it has remained unclear whether the additional DNA helps drive cancer or is just along for the ride. ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 22, 2019  3 years ago
One of the leading Universities in the Southern Hemisphere, University Of New South Wales, Sydney has developed a simple to use app for testing for dementia among elderly merely by talking into a smartphone thanks to speech-analyzing technology developed by its engineers. The new  app uses machine learning technology to look at paralinguistic features of a person's speech such as proso...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 22, 2019  3 years ago
Thailand Medical Device News Siemens Healthineers obtained US FDA clearance and is releasing its brand new SOMATOM X.cite single-source premium CT scanner. The device, along with a high-end X-ray tube and other enhancements, features the company’s new myExam Companion technology that can intelligently adapt each scan to optimize a number of variables.   The new medical devi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 22, 2019  3 years ago
Thailand Pharma News The US FDA has granted supplemental approval to acalabrutinib (Calquence, AstraZeneca) for the treatment of adults with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic leukemia (SLL).1 The Project Orbis, a collaboration between the United States, Australia, and Canada, provides a framework for concurrent submission and review of oncology pharmaceutical ap...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 22, 2019  3 years ago
A group of medical researchers from the University Of Bern have discovered a manner to control Natural Killer Cells for potential applications in cancer immunotherapy Natural killer (NK) cells are cells of the innate immune system that recognize and eliminate infected cells or cancer cells. During a virus infection, NK cells also keep the body’s own immune cells such as the T cells at bay...

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