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Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 12, 2020  3 years ago
Similar to security screenings to make sure nothing harmful makes its way into a crowded area, cells in the human body use checkpoints to control their growth and prevent harmful mutations from making their way into new cell populations and causing trouble. Every cell that divides and replicates its DNA must clear at least three checkpoints – all of which call on specialized genes known as t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 12, 2020  3 years ago
Despite the fact that pelvic examinations and cervical cancer screenings are no longer recommended for most females under age 21 during routine health visits, a new study has found that millions of young women are unnecessarily undergoing the tests, which can lead to false-positive testing, over-treatment, anxiety, and needless cost. Medical researchers at University of California San Francisco...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 11, 2020  3 years ago
At times, the end of an intestinal infection is just the beginning of more misery. Of those who contract traveler's diarrhea, for example, an unlucky few go on to develop irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a chronic inflammation of the intestinal tract. Medical scientists aren't sure exactly how this happens, but some think an infection may contribute to IBS by damaging the gut n...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 11, 2020  3 years ago
Health authorities in China on Saturday officially announced that a 61-year-old man had become the first person to die from viral pneumonia believed caused by a new virus from the same family as SARS, which claimed hundreds of lives more than a decade ago. Fifty-nine people with pneumonia-like symptoms have so far been diagnosed with the new virus in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 11, 2020  3 years ago
For a long time now, it has been found that losing weight is an effective treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), but why exactly this is the case has remained unclear. Now, researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that improvements in sleep apnea symptoms appear to be linked to the reduction of fat in one unexpected body part — th...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 11, 2020  3 years ago
Medical researchers at the University of Kentucky's College of Medicine have found that a class of antibiotics called aminoglycosides could be a promising treatment for frontotemporal dementia. University of Kentucky researchers (from left) Matthew Gentry, Haining Zhu and Lisha Kuang co-authored a study that shows a class of antibiotics could be a promising therapy for frontotemporal dementi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 11, 2020  3 years ago
The controversial anti-depressant drug Prozac could be used to tackle one of the deadliest childhood tumours and possibly other types of cancer, medical scientists said. Prozac or fluoxetine as it is called by its chemical name, works to fight the highly aggressive neuroblastoma, which is most common in young children. The research breakthrough led by Brunel University London could spare young...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 11, 2020  3 years ago
A Korean research team from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) has developed technology that allows diagnosis of diabetes and treatment of diabetic retinopathy just by wearing a 'smart light-emitting diode (LED) contact lens.' With this technology, it is anticipated that development of wearable diagnostic and therapeutic devices for diabetes will be realized. Professo...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 10, 2020  3 years ago
A new large study of Chinese adults, published by the scientific journal Addiction, has found that eight percent of men in China are problem drinkers, and that problem drinking is more prevalent among men of lower socio-economic status and in rural areas. Problem drinking is associated with significantly increased risk of physical and mental health problems and premature death. Alcohol consum...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 10, 2020  3 years ago
A breakthrough discovery that could improve the clinical delivery of insulin for people living with diabetes, medical scientists from Australia have developed a non-fibrillating form of human insulin. Utilizing a novel glycosylation technique, an international research team led by Associate Professor Dr Akhter Hossain from the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, has successfully...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 10, 2020  3 years ago
A new drug designed to tackle diabetes could also be repurposed as the first treatment to prevent miscarriage by targeting the lining of the womb itself, according to a clinical trial led by the University of Warwick. The studied treatment works by increasing the amount of stem cells in the lining of the womb, improving conditions in the womb to support pregnancy. The new research by Warwick Me...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 10, 2020  3 years ago
University of Bath medical researchers and biological engineers have developed a test that could help medics quickly diagnose urinary tract infections (UTIs), using a normal smartphone camera. Credit: University Of Bath Almost similar in principle to a pregnancy test, the process can identify the presence of harmful E. coli bacteria in a urine sample in just 25 minutes. As well as bei...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 10, 2020  3 years ago
Individuals with metabolic syndrome—a set of conditions including obesity, impaired glucose metabolism, elevated levels of fats and cholesterol in the blood, and high blood pressure, are more likely to experience recurrent blood clots, according to a new study published today in Blood Advances. Among patients diagnosed with a type of blood clot known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), those...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 10, 2020  3 years ago
A recent research shows that a test oncologists commonly used to guide chemotherapy treatment for post-breast cancer surgery patients may also help them decide whether radiation therapy may be of benefit. Commonly known as the 21-gene recurrence score, the test is a personalized analysis of the activity of 21 genes found in a patient's breast tumor tissue. The score can be...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 10, 2020  3 years ago
A new study indicates that cardiovascular diseases, including heart failure, atrial fibrillation, coronary heart disease, and stroke are each linked with a higher risk of developing kidney failure. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of JASN, highlight the importance of protecting the kidney health of individuals diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. The kidneys and the heart ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 10, 2020  3 years ago
According to a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), drinking green tea at least three times a week is linked with a longer and healthier life. First author Dr. Xinyan Wang, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing told Thailand Medical News, “Habitual tea consumption is associated with lower risks...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 09, 2020  3 years ago
Australian medical research led by Professor Steve Wilton and Professor Sue Fletcher and licensed to Sarepta Therapeutics has delivered a second treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, with the drug gaining accelerated approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Basically affecting boys, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an inherited disorder that causes progressive muscle weakness...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 09, 2020  3 years ago
Health authorities in China have announced that the mysterious pneumonia outbreak that struck 59 people is caused by a new strain of virus from the same family as SARS, which killed hundreds of people more than a decade ago.   Medical scientist Dr Xu Jianguo told the Thailand Medical News that experts had "preliminarily determined" a new type of coronavirus was behind the outbreak, ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 09, 2020  3 years ago
A research discovery by Florida State University College of Medicine researchers is expected to open the door for new and more potent treatment options for many of the more than 45 million people worldwide infected with the HIV virus and for others chronically ill with hepatitis B. Professor Dr Zucai Suo of the FSU College of Medicine. Credit: Colin Hackley/FSU Their study has established for t...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Jan 09, 2020  3 years ago
Medical and tech researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and Tampere University in Finland have developed a method based on artificial intelligence (AI) for histopathological diagnosis and grading of prostate cancer. The AI-system has the potential to solve one of the bottlenecks in today's prostate cancer histopathology by providing more accurate diagnosis and better treatment decision...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 09, 2020  3 years ago
Memory and learning  impairments in a Down syndrome mouse model were reversed by correcting expression of a gene that influences the generation of new neurons in the brain. The finding could pave the way to treat the cognitive impairment associated with Down syndrome in humans. Typically, adult neurogenesis is the process of generating new neurons in the adult brain. Defects in this proces...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 09, 2020  3 years ago
Medical Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed a new hydrogel based on the body's natural peptide defense. It has been shown to prevent and treat infections in wounds. The formulation kills multi-resistant bacteria, something that is increasing in importance with antibiotic resistance growing globally. Dr Artur Schmidtchen, Professor of Dermatology and Venereology at Lund Uni...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 09, 2020  3 years ago
The flowers of the firecracker bush (Bouvardia ternifolia), native to Mexico and the American Southwest, which are red and tube-shaped is now the attention of cancer researchers all around the world. These flowers  provides the chemical bouvardin, which the lab of University of Colorado Cancer Center and CU Boulder researcher, Dr Tin Tin Su, Ph.D., and others have shown to slow a cancer's...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 08, 2020  3 years ago
Galen Pharma, a Northern Ireland-based, globally focused pharmaceutical sales and marketing firm has acquired Swedish-headquartered POA Pharma in a multi-million pound takeover agreement. This takeover allows Galen to expand its global footprint further into Scandinavia and Northern Europe. POA Pharma has offices and facilities in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. The buy out will also broad...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 08, 2020  3 years ago
Health authorities in South Korea has put a 36-year-old Chinese woman under isolated treatment amid concerns that she brought back a form of viral pneumonia that has sickened dozens in mainland China and Hong Kong in recent weeks. The South Korea Centers of Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday said that the woman, who was diagnosed with viral pneumonia on Tuesday following two business t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 08, 2020  3 years ago
Researchers from Monash University, Australia have identified bacterial exposure as a potential environmental risk factor in developing coeliac disease, a hereditary autoimmune-like condition that has a global incidence of about 1.1% of the world population. In Australia, it is estimated that half of all Australians are born with one of two genes that cause coeliac disease, and approximate...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 08, 2020  3 years ago
In an attempt to try out a new radical approach to treat cocaine addition, researchers at the Mayo Clinic are seeking approval for first-in-human studies of a single-dose gene therapy. To support the safety and efficacy of this approach they have demonstrated the successful delivery of a gene coding for an enzyme that metabolizes cocaine into harmless byproducts in mice. The study is published in&...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 08, 2020  3 years ago
According to a new Swiss study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, even very low concentrations of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hs-cTnI) cannot safely rule out inducible myocardial ischemia in patients with symptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD).   Typically, troponins are proteins found in the cardiac and skeletal muscles. When the heart is damaged, it releases tr...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 08, 2020  3 years ago
As more people with diabetes and pre-diabetes are looking for strategies to help control blood sugar, new research from University of British Columbia's Okanagan campus suggests that ketone monoester drinks, a popular new food supplement may help do exactly that. Dr Jonathan Little, Associate Professor at UBC Okanagan's School of Health and Exercise Sciences and study lead author told Tha...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 08, 2020  3 years ago
Folic acid and zinc, a pair of dietary supplements long touted as an effective treatment for male infertility, failed to improve pregnancy rates, sperm counts, and sperm potency in a new study conducted at University of Utah Health and other medical centers in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health. According to the researchers, the finding presents the most definitive evidence to date...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 08, 2020  3 years ago
Oncology researchers at the University College of London (UCL) have identified how a subset of immune cells are activated to kill cancerous cells, a finding in mice which could hold the key to new powerful therapies against cancer. The new study built on previous research, also led by Professors Sergio Quezada and Karl Peggs (both UCL Cancer Institute), which found that following immunotherapy so...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 08, 2020  3 years ago
When a healthy human heart ages, it becomes more susceptible to cardiovascular diseases. Though researchers have discovered that relaxin, an insulin-like hormone, suppresses atrial fibrillation (AF), inflammation, and fibrosis in aged rats, the underlying mechanisms of these benefits are still unknown. In a new Scientific Reports paper, University of Pittsburgh graduate student Dr Brian...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020  3 years ago
New Study Reveals Most Commercial Labs Conducting Genetic Sequencing Tests Routinely Fail to Analyze Large Segments of DNA, Hence Lacking Accuracy.  A review of clinical tests from three major U.S. laboratories by UT Southwestern Medical Center experts shows whole exome sequencing routinely fails to adequately analyze large segments of DNA, a potentially critical deficiency that can preven...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020  3 years ago
New nonhuman primate research suggests for the first time that a single dose of an antibody-based treatment can prevent HIV transmission from mother to baby. The findings are being published in the journal Nature Communications. The time or period when that single dose is given is key, however. The study found rhesus macaque newborns did not develop the monkey form of HIV, called SHIV, whe...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020  3 years ago
Roughly about twenty percent of confirmed pregnancies end in miscarriage, most often in the first trimester, for reasons ranging from infection to chromosomal abnormality. But some women have recurrent miscarriages, a painful process that points to underlying issues. Clinical studies have been uneven, but some evidence shows that for women with a history of recurrent miscarriage, taking progestero...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020  3 years ago
A simple treatment involving electrical nerve stimulation helped women with fibromyalgia in a recent clinical trial. The findings are published in Arthritis & Rheumatology. Typically, fibromyalgia is characterized by pain and fatigue, particularly during physical activity. Besides widespread pain, individuals with fibromyalgia also have sleep problems. Transcutaneous electrical nerve ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020  3 years ago
The mental state of Delirium (sudden confusion or a rapid change in mental state) remains a serious challenge for the healthcare system. Delirium affects 15 to 26 percent of hospitalized older adults and can be particularly problematic because those experiencing the condition may interfere with medical care or directly harm themselves or others. Aside from behavioral therapy and physical restra...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020  3 years ago
According to new research from the Francis Crick Institute, UK, benign intestinal tumors with mutations that delete or inactivate two particular tumor-suppressing genes develop more quickly towards cancerous forms. Typically, there are various types of cancer that affect the intestines, including cancers in either the small or large intestines. These intestinal cancers can develop from initiall...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020  3 years ago
Statistically more women than men die of heart failure. The reason is that only 50 percent of the heart failure cases among women are caused by having a heart attack, which can be treated with modern methods. In the case of the  remaining other half of women experiencing heart failure, the cause is generally related to having untreated high blood pressure leve...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020  3 years ago
A new method of combining advanced optical imaging with an artificial intelligence algorithm produces accurate, real-time intraoperative diagnosis of brain tumors, a new study finds. The study examined the diagnostic accuracy of brain tumor image classification through AI and machine learning, compared with the accuracy of pathologist interpretation of conventional histologic images. The result...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020  3 years ago
According to a new report by Moody's Analytics and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, the health of millennials is deteriorating more rapidly than older generations' did, and that could have a devastating effect on the economy. The report paints a dismal picture of how the 2009 economic recession affected millennials' health.   Mark Zandi, a chief economist f...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 06, 2020  3 years ago
Pharma giant, Merck also  known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, has announced an exclusive worldwide research collaboration and license agreement with Taiho Pharmaceutical Co, Ltd., (“Taiho”) and Astex Pharmaceuticals (UK), a wholly owned subsidiary of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (“Astex”), focused on the development of small molecule inhibitors agains...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 06, 2020  3 years ago
The new guidelines and resources needed to treat fulminant myocarditis ie severe, inflammation of the heart that develops rapidly, are outlined in a new Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association on how best to reduce fatalities from this rare condition. The Statement is published today in the Association's premier cardiovascular journal Circulation. Typically, fulminant ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 06, 2020  3 years ago
The first medical marijuana clinic in Bangkok opened Monday offering free cannabis oil to hundreds of Thais seeking relief from cancer, insomnia and muscle pain as the government drives home the economic and health benefits of their gamble of marijuana.   In 2018, Thailand became the first country in Southeast Asia to legalise medical cannabis, although many Thais have long used the her...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 06, 2020  3 years ago
A recent study shows the feasibility of using gene therapy to treat the progressive neurodegenerative disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The study, which demonstrated the effectiveness of direct delivery of gene therapy into the brain of a mouse model of CTE, is published in Human Gene Therapy. Dr Ronald Crystal and colleagues from Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY,...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 06, 2020  3 years ago
Although some of the effects of air pollution on health are well documented ie lung cancer, stroke, respiratory diseases, and a long etcetera, but for many others there is less scientific evidence. Such is the case of bone health: there are only a few studies and results are inconclusive. Now, a study in India led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) has found an association bet...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 06, 2020  3 years ago
A new study shows that the first strain of influenza virus we encounter during childhood sets the course of how our immune system responds to exposures later in life. How successfully a person can fend off the flu depends not only on the virus’ notorious ability to change with the season, but also on the strain first encountered during childhood, according to new research published...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 06, 2020  3 years ago
Researchers from Boyce Thompson Institute have discovered 95 potential new human protein targets for salicylate compounds and provide a roadmap for future drug development against dozens of diseases. Individuals have used aspirin to treat pain, fever and inflammation for more than a century, and the drug is also used to reduce the risk of strokes, heart attacks and some cancers. An estimated 12...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 06, 2020  3 years ago
Health authorities in China on Sunday said a mysterious viral pneumonia outbreak that has affected 59 people was not the flu-like virus SARS that killed hundreds more than a decade ago. The pneumonia-like infection was first reported last week in Wuhan, a central Chinese city with a population of over 11 million leading to online speculation about a resurgence of the highly contagious SARS viru...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 05, 2020  3 years ago
Chicago-based startup, Augmedics, which developes surgical virtual reality technologies, has received US FDA 510k clearance for its augmented reality (AR) xvision system. Xvision is comprised of a headset that emulates “X-ray vision” during surgery by projecting 3D navigation data onto the surgeon’s retina. Designed using transparent hardware components, the headset allows a surg...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 05, 2020  3 years ago
Researchers affiliated with a large number of institutions in China have developed an AI and  machine-learning algorithm platform with cancer methylation signatures to diagnose colorectal cancer. In their paper published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the group describes their new approach to diagnosis and prognostication of colorectal cancer and how well it wor...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 05, 2020  3 years ago
Every year more than 200 million people are affected by Malaria worldwide, and resistance to antimalarial treatments is constantly increasing. This infectious disease is caused by Plasmodium parasites that are capable of adapting to varied environments. During the parasite's life cycle, it lives in the salivary glands of the mosquito vector before infecting the liver and then the blo...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 05, 2020  3 years ago
AML or Acute myeloid leukemia is the most common type of leukemia in adults. It is characterized by the pathological expansion of immature cells (myeloblasts) that invade the bone marrow and expand into the blood, affecting the production of the rest of the healthy cells. Although patients usually respond well to chemotherapy-based treatments, a large proportion of them eventually relapse or show ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 05, 2020  3 years ago
It is estimated that there are approximately 85,000 industrial chemicals currently in use, in products such as clothing, cleaning solutions, carpets, and furniture. For the vast majority of these chemicals, scientists have little or no information about their potential to cause cancer. Image Credit : MIT Typically, the detection of DNA damage in cells can predict whether cancer will d...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 04, 2020  3 years ago
A new study shows that bariatric surgery is associated with a distinct reduction in skin-cancer risk, a study shows. This finding can be described as a key piece of evidence that substantiates the connection between weight loss and malignant skin cancer. Dr Magdalena Taube, the first author behind the study and a researcher in molecular and clinical medicine at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of ...

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