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Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 12, 2019  3 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  3 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  3 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  3 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  3 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  3 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  3 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  3 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  3 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  3 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  3 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  3 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  3 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  3 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  3 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...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 03, 2019  3 years ago
Electronic Cigarettes( ECs) or vapers such as Vuse and JUUL were initially introduced as safer alternatives to cigarettes and were often targeting youths and women. However, a latest study by a team from University Of California has found that that ECs are more dangerous and can damage brain stem cells and ultimately lead to a variety of neurodegenerative diseases and also accelerated aging. Br...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 02, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from the Freie Universitat Berlin have confirmed that a phytosterol extract from spinach plants called ecdysterone, can be used to boost the performance of competitive athletes. The research was commissioned by the  World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to study the effects of ecdysterone, a kind of phytosteroid, on strength training. The findings of the research shows that ecdystero...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 01, 2019  3 years ago
A 65 year old study involving nearly 7,000 Norwegian patients with Multiple Sclerosis conducted by the Haukeland University in Norway indicates that individuals with MS have a greater overall risk of developing cancer than individuals without MS. The risk of cancer in respiratory organs, urinary organs and the central nervous system were exceptionally higher in them than others. The findings we...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 30, 2019  3 years ago
The US FDA has announced last week that certain models of insulin pumps made by Medtronic are being recalled due to potential cybersecurity risk that can make these devices vulnerable to hacking. Both the US FDA and Medtronic said that here has been not a known case so far of someone hacking an insulin pump but precautions are being taken to prevent such incidences. Medtronic commented in a let...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 29, 2019  3 years ago
A team of researchers and biomedical engineers from Duke University have created a low-cost, portable optical coherence tomography (OCT) scanner that could make the vision-saving technology available to many poorer areas in Asia and also worldwide. The newly redesigned 3-D-printed spectrometer scanner is 15 times lighter and smaller than current branded systems and cost less than one tenth the pri...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 28, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have discovered that the incidence of gastrointestinal bloating was higher in individuals that consumed diets high in salt. Based on analysis of data from the largest clinical trial called DASH-Sodium (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension-Sodium), the team from John Hopkins found that that high sodium intakes increased bloating ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 27, 2019  3 years ago
A recent study conducted by the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine covering over 150 products most commonly advertised on the internet as “T boosters” ie alternatives to traditional testosterone replacement therapy, do not have the ingredients to support their claims. Most males buying these products to improve their libido or to help build body mass are ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 26, 2019  3 years ago
Initially, dozens of generic versions of the drug Valsartan had been recalled since July 2018 when the carcinogenic chemical N-Nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA, was detected in a version of the drug made by a Chinese company. However, since various recalls, more and more questionable discoveries are being made including the most recent development last week, in which  another carcinogenic compou...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 25, 2019  3 years ago
Anticholinergic drugs often prescribed by doctors to treat an array of conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bladder conditions, allergies, gastrointestinal disorders and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. They help to contract and relax muscles. They work by blocking acetylcholine, a chemical that transmits signals in the nervous system. Researchers from the University ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 24, 2019  3 years ago
The US FDA has just approved approve a new medication for pre-menopausal women suffering from low libido.The female version of Viagra, Vyleesi is an injectable drug that is meant for the treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder or HSDD. HSDD was recognized in 2012, and research has shown that about 1 in 10 women is affected by it just before the onset of menopause and more patients suffer fr...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 23, 2019  3 years ago
Medical facilities in several countries have reported that a type of yeast called Candida auris has been causing severe illness in hospitalized patients. In some patients, this yeast can enter the bloodstream and spread throughout the body, causing serious invasive infections. C. auris can cause infections in a number of areas of the body, ranging from wounds to the ears t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 22, 2019  3 years ago
New immunity cells known as CD11c+ dendritic cells have been identified by a team of researchers from The Westmead Institute For Medical Research in Sydney.These CD11c+ dendritic cells are extremely susceptible to the HIV virus and can transmit the virus to other cells especially the CD4 T Cells. These CD11c+ dendritic cells are a type of dendritic cells that play a role in capturing any i...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 21, 2019  3 years ago
A study conducted by the Swiss Tropical and Public Medicine Health Institute showed that nearly 48.2 percent of Cambodians were infected with threadworms (stronglyloides stercoralis) and this could be an issue for Thailand as many Cambodian migrants are employed in the country, not only in the construction trade but also as domestic maids or in the food industry. The threadworm infects humans t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 20, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from Washington University School Of Medicine have discovered that yoghurt consumption by men actually helps lower the risk of adenomas (abnormal growths) in the colon, which precedes the development of colon cancer. Yin Cao, ScD, MPH, lead researcher said in a telephone interview with Thailand Medical News,“Our findings provide novel evidence for the role of yogurt in early s...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 19, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from Emory University have discovered that the anti-inflammatory drug called ketorolac, given prior to surgery, can promote long-term survival in animal models of cancer metastasis. The so-called "pro-resolution" therapies can also trigger the immune system to eliminate metastatic cells. The research also suggests that flanking chemotherapy with anti-inflammatory drugs can un...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 18, 2019  3 years ago
Pomegranate, a fruit famous  for its health benefits, contains phytochemicals called ellagitannins. When ingested, these molecules are converted into a compound called urolithin A (UA) in the human gut. Researchers from the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and also from EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) found that UA can slow down the mitochondrial aging process. However not ev...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 17, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from the University Of Virginia Cancer Center have discovered  a link between unhealthy or unbalanced gut microbiome( commensal dysbiosis) and aggressive metastatic breast cancer.   Dr Melanie Rutkowski, from the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology and also lead author in the study,  found that if the gut microbiome of animal models are altered, t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 16, 2019  3 years ago
Polar lipids are the phospholids and glycolipids that are  functionally associated with the membrane structure and fluidity and are found in dairy products, especially in abundance in cream and buttermilk. They help to naturally stabilize fat droplets.   Researchers from The University of Lyon along from INRA and also other French  research entities initially conducted preliminary...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 15, 2019  3 years ago
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal forms of cancer due to its resistance to traditional chemotherapy, but what is worrying is that the number of cases on pancreatic cancer is rising exponentially each year. Projections from the American Cancer Society indicates that about 45,000 people in the US alone and about 1.3 million people worldwide might die from this cancer this year alone , surp...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 14, 2019  3 years ago
Scientists from Rutgers University have developed a novel “Virtual Biopsy” device that can rapidly detect a skin lesion’s depth and determine whether it is malignant or not without the need for any surgical intervention. This ability to analyze a skin tumor non-invasively enables less risky and less distressing environments for patients. Photo credit: Rutgers University   ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 13, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers with multidisciplinary backgrounds from the University of California, Los Angeles have discovered a more effective method of detecting prostate cancer using a combination MRI (magnetic resonance imaging and also traditional ultrasound guided biopsy. Ultrasound Method   Ultrasound guided biopsy weakness is that it sometimes cannot clearly display the location of the tumors wherea...
Source: Bumrungrad Hospital  Jun 12, 2019  3 years ago
Bumrungrad International Hospital together with the Vitallife Wellness Center recently introduced its new,“Sports Medicine & Lifestyle Centre” to cater to the growing number of locals and expats needing such services and also to position itself as a world-class medicine  entity that caters for a broad spectrum of needs. The service is designed to target three main groups: the ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 12, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from the University of Cambridge and King’s College of London have identified the mechanism behind hardening of the arteries, and concluded in animal model studies that  minocycline, a generic medication normally used to treat acne could be an effective treatment for atherosclerosis.   Currently there is no treatment for hardening of the arteries, which is caused by bu...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 11, 2019  3 years ago
According to a new study by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, a concerted public health programme in which effort to lower people's blood pressure, cut their sodium intake, and eliminate trans fat from their diet could dramatically reduce the incidence of premature death from cardiovascular disease (CVD)  and help prevent 94 million premature deaths due to cardiovascular diseases...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 10, 2019  3 years ago
Findings from the Rewind (Researching Cardiovascular Events with a Weekly Incretin in Diabetes) Trial by McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences , has indicated that the drug dulaglutide (brandname: Trulicity) reduced cardiovascular events and kidney problems in middle-aged and older people with Type 2 diabetes. The trial which was one of the largest of its kind involved more than 9,90...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 09, 2019  3 years ago
Results of a new global study by The  Friedman School Of Nutrition Science, Tuff University that were presented at the American Society For Nutrition 2019  Annual Meeting held at Baltimore on June 8th showed that inadequate fruit and vegetable intake accounted for millions of death from heart disease and strokes each year.   The study lead by Victoria Miller, a postdoctoral resear...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 08, 2019  3 years ago
PERSEPHONE , A new trial study by the University of Warwick and the University Of Cambridge has shown that shortening the duration of a therapy for breast cancer patients does not increase the risk of their cancer returning.   This trial addresses the issues of concerning reduction in the length of treatments and attendant toxicities and whether this can be achieved without any worsening of...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 07, 2019  3 years ago
Results from another new study, this time conducted by Washington University School Of medicine in St Louis indicates that people who use common heartburn drugs such as PPIs or proton pump inhibitors faced increased risk of dying from heart diseases, stomach cancer or kidney failure   The study involved more than 200,000 U.S. veterans. It's the latest to raise concerns over drugs called...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 06, 2019  3 years ago
A new discovery by a research team from Heidelberg University in Germany reveals that lowering serum cholesterol levels in patients with type 2 diabetes is associated with diabetic polyneuropathy (DPN).  Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that occurs when an individual has diabetes. High blood sugar (glucose) can injure nerves throughout the body. Diabetic neuropathy most often ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 05, 2019  3 years ago
The US FDA has issued warnings that supplements containing Vinpocetine may pose a risk to women of childbearing age and even women planning to have children in the near future as it could lead to miscarriages or even harm the fetus despite consuming the supplement way before pregnancy.   Vinpocetine is a synthetic chemical resembling a phytochemical found in the periwinkle plant Vinca minor...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 04, 2019  3 years ago
Most HIV patients have a 60% risk of developing a form of cancer during their life-span. Cancers like Lymphoma, Lung Cancer, Anal Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Oral and oropharyngeal cancer ,liver cancer, skin cancer and also Kaposi's sarcoma are most prevalent among HIV patients.  At the recent ASCO presentation, study led by doctors at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center showed that pati...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 03, 2019  3 years ago
Findings of a study presented during the American Society Of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual 2019 Meeting(31st May to 4th  June)  in Chicago by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute showed that  Enzalutamide, an oral androgen receptor inhibitor, can improve outcomes for men with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer (mHSPC).   Analytical results of the ANZUP-led international r...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 02, 2019  3 years ago
Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in adults across the world, but the most  challenging aspect of the disease is that it often goes undetected until too much damage has been done and the person affected is already losing their vision. Most diabetics have few treatment options as the severity of the condition and vision loss worsens.   Regeneron Pharmaceuticals D...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 01, 2019  3 years ago
One of the most common cancers affecting men globally is Prostate cancer, with a rising  rate of about 1 out of 8 men being inflicted. Due to the close anatomical association between the prostate and nearby organs, very often complications of prostate cancer treatment result in  urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction.   California-based Avenda Health has created a new la...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 01, 2019  3 years ago
Vascepa ( Icosapent Ethyl) by Amarin Group Of Companies, (New Jersey, US) is the only EPA prescription Omega-3 clinically proven to lower very high triglycerides in adults by 33%, without raising bad cholesterol (LDL-C). Unlike VASCEPA, common Omega Oil  and fish oil supplements  are not pure EPA and most also contain DHA which can raise bad cholesterol. The produc...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 01, 2019  3 years ago
Scientists at Wake Forests School Of Medicine,North Carolina, conducted a therapeutic study of the effects of using non-thermal radio waves on liver cancer cells. The study concluded that the new targeted therapy has proven to be successful in blocking the growth of liver cancer cells anywhere in the body without damaging healthy cells   The research team headed by Boris Pasche, M.D., Ph.D....
Source: Thaialnd Medical News  May 31, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers at the University of Toronto have made a discovery about the nature of neutrophils; the most numerous white blood cells in the body, that may lead to new models for diagnosing and tracking inflammatory diseases such as cancer, osteoarthritis and also auto-immune diseases.   Polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMNs) are the most abundant leukocytes in the blood and is the first line o...
Source: BMJ  May 30, 2019  3 years ago
The BMJ published two major European studies that find positive associations between consumption of highly processed ("ultra-processed") foods and risk of cardiovascular disease and death. The researchers are calling for policies that promote consumption of fresh or minimally processed foods over highly processed foods. Ultra-processed foods include packaged baked goods and snacks, f...
Source: 410 Medical  May 29, 2019  3 years ago
410 Medical, a Durham, North Carolina firm, has released a new version of its LifeFlow rapid infuser for treating infected patients during sepsis or shock. The LifeFlow Next Gen can safely deliver 500 ml of crystalloid fluid rapidly in less than two minutes, nearly four and a half times faster than when using a standard pressure bag. The device can be  operated with one hand and can be used w...
Source: US FDA  May 29, 2019  3 years ago
The U.S. FDA has approved Piqray (alpelisib) tablets, to be used in combination with the approved endocrine therapy fulvestrant, to treat postmenopausal women, and men, with hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative, PIK3CA-mutated, advanced or metastatic breast cancer (only as detected by an FDA-approved test) following progression on or after an end...

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