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Source: Thailand Medical News   Dec 01, 2019  3 years ago
It seems that the European Healthcare System is much backwards than even Asia when it comes to HIV. Many women in the WHO European Region, particularly those in their 40s, are diagnosed at a late stage of HIV infection when their immune system is already starting to fail. They are three to four times more likely to be diagnosed late than younger women. From  data for 2018 released last wee...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Nov 30, 2019  3 years ago
As a result of the human body ability to metabolize blood sugar breaking down, it sets off a cascade of harmful events that accelerates systemic aging. Even “high normal” blood sugar raises heart disease and stroke risk.1-3 This loss of glucose control motivated scientists to evaluate whether an extract from cloves can lower&n...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 30, 2019  3 years ago
For babies are born with HIV, starting treatment within hours to days is critical and important according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard.  Unfortunately the norm in many countries is to wait for weeks or even months. The study findings, from a small but unique study in Botswana, could influence care in Africa and other regions hit hard by the virus. They also might offer a ...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Nov 30, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers from the University of Helsinki have developed a new diagnostic method for the rapid on-site measurement of antibodies from patient samples. They have applied this new method for the diagnostics of celiac disease, with promising results.   Point-of-care (POC) testing is a rapidly growing sector, bringing medical testing from central laboratories to where the patient is rec...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 30, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital have identified a specific gene, the HDAC9 gene in the calcification of the human aorta, the largest blood vessel in the body. Typically, Cardiovascular Arterial wall calcification is the buildup of calcium in the blood vessel walls, which can often be a predictor of serious cardiovascular events like heart attacks and strokes. Scientists have long ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 30, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed a new rapid automated method for testing hundreds of molecules at a time to find out which ones block cancer cells from consuming glucose,  the sugars they need to spread and grow. The researchers told Thailand Medical News that by utilizing robotics, they were able to test 3,555 compounds on non-small-cell lung cancer ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 30, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from the University Of Buffalo have developed a new, portable breast imaging system that has the potential to better identify breast cancer in women with dense breast tissue. That is among the findings of a study published in the journal IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering . The research study was led by University at Buffalo researchers in collaboration with Roswell...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 30, 2019  3 years ago
A new research study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease by TauRx Therapeutics that is based in Singapore with research facilities in Scotland, has reported unexpected results of a pharmacokinetic analysis of the relationship between treatment dose, blood levels and pharmacological activity of the drug hydromethylthionine on the brain in over 1,000 patients with mild-to-m...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 30, 2019  3 years ago
Dr. David P. Labbé, a scientist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), and his colleagues were recently able to discover what molecular events occur for prostate cancer to progress faster and to be deadlier when patients eat a high-fat diet in an extensive research study. In a study published in Nature Communications, they showed that saturated f...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Nov 30, 2019  3 years ago
Study that was published by Australian researchers in early 2019 now going into human trials starting 2020. Medical research led by the Centenary Institute in Sydney has found a brand new target for treating drug-resistant tuberculosis; our scientists have uncovered that the tuberculosis bacterium hijacks platelets from the body's blood clotting system to weaken our immune systems. TB or T...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 30, 2019  3 years ago
Pain in the legs while walking or doing other activities could be a sign of peripheral artery disease, an expert says. Typically, peripheral artery disease (PAD) develops silently, narrowing blood vessels until a shortfall in the supply of nutrients and oxygen causes cramps and leg pain, explained Dr. Faisal Aziz, chief of vascular surgery at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Cente...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 29, 2019  3 years ago
The US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has approved South Korean company SK Chemicals’ patch-type Alzheimer’s drug, SID710.   The drug which has already secured approval in the European Union in 2013, is the generic version of Novartis’ Exelon Patch for the treatment of dementia symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease.   The approval marks the first time...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 29, 2019  3 years ago
In January this year, an 11-year old boy in Japan went to a medical clinic with a fever and was diagnosed with influenza, a strain called H3N2, and was sent him home with a new medication called baloxavir (Xofluza). For a few days, he felt better, but on February 5, despite taking the medication, his fever returned. Two days later, his 3-year-old sister also came down with a fever. She, too, was d...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 29, 2019  3 years ago
According to a new study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), a procedure that applies pulses of focused ultrasound to the brain is safe and effective for reducing tremors and improving quality of life in people with essential tremor (ET) or Parkinson’s disease (PD) tremor. (MRgFUS) thalamotomy or magnetic resonance-guided focused ul...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 29, 2019  3 years ago
New research  by the Carnegie Institution of Washington reveals the existence of tendon stem cells that could potentially be harnessed to improve tendon healing and even to avoid surgery. The buildup of scar tissue often makes recovery from torn rotator cuffs, jumper’s knee, and other tendon injuries a painful, challenging process, often leading to secondary tendon ruptures. Carnegi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 29, 2019  3 years ago
A recent study by Michigan Medicine finds that the three most common treatment options administered in the emergency department for patients who experience refractory status epilepticus are equally safe and effective. Typically, Status Epilepticus is characterized by individual seizures or multiple seizures close together lasting more than five minutes with a loss of consciousness. If not treated...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 29, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers from University of East Anglia and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital that had developed a simple urine test for prostate cancer detection, have also come up with a home version self-test kit. The Prostate Cancer Urine Testing Kit   The researchers pioneered the test which diagnoses aggressive prostate cancer and predicts whether patients will require trea...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 29, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from Cornell University have uncovered the structure of a regulatory mechanism unique to bacteria, paving the way for designing new antibiotics targeted to pathogens. As the threat of antibiotic-resistant germs grows, the discovery offers hope for finding an alternative way to target disease-causing bacteria. The researchers  led by first author Dr Robert Battaglia, a graduate ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 29, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers From Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT) have devised a method that accelerates the process for creating and customizing templates used in medical-image analysis, to guide faster and more accurate disease diagnosis.   Typically, use of medical image analysis is to crunch datasets of patients’ medical images and capture structural relationships that may indicate...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 29, 2019  3 years ago
Despite numerous emerging studies showing the various side effects of PPIs (proton pump inhibitors) that many ‘lazy doctors’ have been prescribing patients much to the detriment of the patients’ long term health, the USA FDA and other regulatory bodies worldwide have yet to modify and issue box or label warnings on PPIs or even take it off the market. Studies have shown that P...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 29, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have discovered a link between a protein and the ability of human blood stem cells to self-renew. In a study published in the journal Nature, the team reports that activating the protein causes blood stem cells to self-renew at least twelvefold in laboratory conditions. Multiplying blood stem cells in conditions outside t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 28, 2019  3 years ago
Flavonoids which are phytochemicals found in fruits and vegetables, can help prevent colorectal cancer. Though studies conducted during the last 20 years have established this, scientists have struggled to determine how flavonoids are responsible for cancer prevention. Associate professor Jayarama Gunaje, left, and doctoral student Ranjini Sankaranarayanan of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sci...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 28, 2019  3 years ago
Typically, it is a feeling that many who receive a cancer diagnosis can identify with: heartbreak and fear, followed by hopes that chemotherapy will save the day. Unfortunately, for many patients, chemo's painful side effects cause them to stop treatment prematurely. Fortunately, a research team headed by Professor Alexander Binshtok, head of the Pain Plasticity Research Group at the Hebrew U...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 28, 2019  3 years ago
A new study by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center shows that stem cell therapy helps hearts recover from a heart attack, although not for the biological reasons originally proposed two decades ago that today are the basis of ongoing clinical trials. This is the conclusion of a Nov. 27 study in Nature that shows an entirely different way that heart stem cells help the injured heart n...
Source : Thailand Medical News   Nov 28, 2019  3 years ago
Mild cognitive impairment or Cognitive impairment without dementia (CIND is a condition that affects your memory and may put you at risk for Alzheimer's disease and dementia. According to the American Geriatrics Society signs of mild cognitive impairment may include frequently losing things, forgetting to go to events and appointments, and having more trouble coming up with words than other p...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 28, 2019  3 years ago
Eventhough epigenetic disorders ie diseases caused by faulty gene expression are  rare overall, babies born using fertility treatments have up to an 11-fold higher risk of inheriting them. According to a new study from the Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI), the problem likely lies with the technology, not the mother’s age. The recent study found that fertility treatments caused ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 28, 2019  3 years ago
A new research study by the Medical University of Vienna indicates that Psoriasis is caused by genetic changes in the skin stem cells. Psoriasis is not a congenital disorder  it only occurs later on in life and has various causes, such as stress or UV irradiation, some of which have not yet been explored. In biomedical science, this frequently occurring inflammatory skin disease is usually as...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 28, 2019  3 years ago
Typically, It is the wish of every molecular geneticist: an easy-to-use program that compares data sets from different cellular conditions, identifies enhancer regions and then assigns them to their target genes. A research team led by Martin Vingron at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin has now developed a program that masters all of this. Dr Martin Vingron, Director and H...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 28, 2019  3 years ago
A recent  study by researchers Dr Boers, Afzali and Dr Conrod who are affiliated with CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Montreal, reveals that social media use, television viewing and computer use are linked to an increase in anxiety symptoms among adolescents. The research findings, published in academic outlet the Canadian Journ...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Nov 28, 2019  3 years ago
Globally, approximately 1.6 percent of schoolchildren have autism and 2.8 percent are diagnosed with ADHD. Autism and ADHD are different developmental disorders, but they can have certain common symptoms. For example, children with autism can demonstrate violent or aggressive behavior, be impulsive, and have problems in school and with social relations and these same symptoms can be shared by chil...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 28, 2019  3 years ago
Dr Jonathan Rothberg, a Yale University adjunct professor of genetics and a  serial inventor from Connecticut has come up with a portable MRI intended, like his other devices, to make health care more affordable and accessible. Dr Rothberg who had previously developed and commercialized high-speed DNA sequencing, said a smaller and portable MRI used to scan the brain and other parts of the ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 27, 2019  3 years ago
Bempedoic acid is an oral, once-daily ATP citrate lyase (ACL) inhibitor that reduces cholesterol synthesis in the liver and is currently undergoing regulatory review Bempedoic acid lowered LDL-Cholesterol by 17% on top of maximally-tolerated statin therapy at 12 weeks, and the effect was durable through 52 weeks1 Overall adverse events in the bempedoic acid treatment arm were comparable to pla...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 27, 2019  3 years ago
University of Western Ontario are conducting a new clinical study that looks to move doctors and patients closer to earlier and more precise detection of recurrent prostate cancer that would clarify treatment decisions and lead to more confident courses of action and better health outcomes. The multi-center trial registry testing the use of a new imaging tracer ie the prostate specific membrane a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 27, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from Vanderbilt University have discovered that increased dietary intake of fish oil, with its "healthy" omega-3 fatty acids, has been proposed to reduce risk of colorectal cancer. How it works is unclear, but it is thought to modify lipid signaling molecules associated with inflammation and carcinogenesis. According to Thailand Medical News, Dr Harvey Murff, MD, MPH, and ...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Nov 27, 2019  3 years ago
Biomedical researchers from California Institute Of Technology or Caltech  have developed an ultrasensitive wearable sweat sensor that can monitor various metabolites and nutrients in the human body. Blood tests are a tried-and-true way of evaluating what is going on with your body, but the discomfort is unavoidable. In a new research paper, biomedical engineers led by Dr Wei Gao, assistant...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Nov 27, 2019  3 years ago
If you think that all blood that you receive during blood transfusion is pure, think again. Scientists at Oregon State University upon analyzing blood samples taken from various blood banks have shown that most blood come laden with medications, caffeine, supplements etc. In their research involving conducting mass spectrometry research, Dr Richard van Breemen and Dr Luying Chen worked with var...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 27, 2019  3 years ago
A new research by Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre has shed new light on why men are more likely than women to get cancer, uncovering a new role for the X chromosome in affecting cancer risk and mortality. While males are known to have a higher risk of developing, and dying from, cancer compared to women even when matched for other known cancer risk factors like age, race, smoking histor...
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...

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