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Source: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center  Apr 21, 2019  3 years ago
About one in seven women in the world will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. The vast majority of these cancers depend on the hormone estrogen to grow. Estrogen-receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer tumors are frequently treated with the drug tamoxifen, which blocks the hormone's effect on the tumor. However, many tumors eventually become resistant to tamoxifen, allowing cancer to recur o...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Apr 20, 2019  3 years ago
From new toxins to new thoughts on duration of effect to micro injections, the toxin market is growing in dermatology.(exclusive interview with Dr . Michael Gold)   The toxin market is growing for aesthetic indications, and patient interest continues to soar. But in addition to a growing market, Dr. Michael Gold, a leading Dermatologists in the US  says there are other trends to watch....
Source: The Ohio State University  Apr 20, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have developed a novel stroke therapy that, when tested in mice and dogs, has proven superior to the standard of care therapy now offered to patients suffering a stroke. "We have shown that our drug, which is completely reversible, opens up a blocked blood vessel better than the...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Apr 19, 2019  3 years ago
President Trump just signed into law the “Special Registration for Telemedicine Act ” (the Act), requiring the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to activate a special registration allowing physicians and nurse practitioners to prescribe controlled substances via telemedicine without an in-person exam. The DEA has no more than one year to complete the task.   Until now, the f...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Apr 19, 2019  3 years ago
As usual, our advice from the team at Thailand Medical News is to focus on the US stock markets rather than the local stocks due to a variety of reasons. The US stock market looks as promising as ever especially when it comes to healthcare and biotech stocks. The U.S. soon will spend nearly 20% of its gross domestic product on health care. This comes as health care costs outpace the rise...
Source: Oregon Health & Science University  Apr 19, 2019  3 years ago
A scientific breakthrough provides new hope for millions of people living with multiple sclerosis. Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have developed a compound that stimulates repair of the protective sheath that covers nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.   The discovery, involving mice genetically engineered to mimic multiple sclerosis, published in the journal&nbs...
Thailand Medical News  Apr 18, 2019  3 years ago
Commonly called Bai Bua Bok in Thai, its scientific name is Centella asiatica. Some also call it spadeleaf, Jal Bahmi, Asiatic pennywort, Indian pennywort, or hydrocotyle. Still, its most popular name is gotu kola.   Belonging to the family of carrots, gotu kola is a perennial creeping herb, growing in dark and moist climates of Thailand ,South Africa, Indonesia, Australia, China,...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Apr 18, 2019  3 years ago
What can you do to prevent stroke? Age makes us more susceptible to having a stroke, as does having a parent or other close relative who has had a stroke. You can't reverse the years or change your family history, but there are many other stroke risk factors that you can control—provided that you're aware of them. If you know that a particular risk factor is sabotaging your health...
Source: NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,US  Apr 18, 2019  3 years ago
Regular infusions of an antibody that blocks the HIV binding site on human immune cells may have suppressed levels of HIV for up to four months in people undergoing a short-term pause in their antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens, according to a report published online today in The New England Journal of Medicine. Results of the Phase 2, open-label study indicate the antibody, known as UB-42...
Source: AZ Urogynecology and Pelvic Health Center  Apr 17, 2019  3 years ago
Interstitial Cystitis (IC) is a medical disorder where patients experience urgent and frequent urination and bladder pain in absence of a bladder infection. IC symptoms can result in poor quality of life with depression, sexual dysfunction, anxiety, sleep dysfunction, and stress.   Typically, patients will suffer with painful urination, bladder pain, urgent or frequent urination and even af...
Source: Thermo Fisher Scientific  Apr 17, 2019  3 years ago
Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today announced the availability of the Thermo Scientific CEDIA Mitragynine (Kratom) Assay, its newest drugs of abuse test that includes supporting calibrators and controls. The CEDIA Mitragynine (Kratom) Assay can be run on commonly used clinical chemistry analyzers, allowing a broad spectrum of laboratorians to test for the presenc...
Source: University Of Otago  Apr 17, 2019  3 years ago
Oral cancer is known for its high mortality rate in developing countries, but an international team of scientists hope its latest discovery will change that. Researchers from the University of Otago, New Zealand, and the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata, have discovered epigenetic markers that are distinctly different in oral cancer tissues compared to the adjacent healthy tissues in...
Source: Stanford Medicine  Apr 16, 2019  3 years ago
A new landmark clinical trial shows that a drug lowers the risk of kidney failure by a third in people with Type 2 diabetes and kidney disease. "For the first time in 18 years, we have a therapy for patients with Type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease that decreases kidney failure," said Kenneth Mahaffey, MD, professor of medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine and co...
Source: University of California - San Diego  Apr 15, 2019  3 years ago
Inflammation is a balanced physiological response -- the body needs it to eliminate invasive organisms and foreign irritants, but excessive inflammation can harm healthy cells, contributing to aging and chronic diseases. To help keep tabs on inflammation, immune cells employ a molecular machine called the NLRP3 inflammasome. NLRP3 is inactive in a healthy cell, but is switched "on" when ...
Source: American Society of Nephrology  Apr 14, 2019  3 years ago
New research reveals that pruritus, or itchy skin, affects a substantial percentage of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The study, which appears in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology(CJASN), also indicates which patients are more likely to experience pruritus, and demonstrates that pruritus may affect quality of life and sleep. In stud...
Source: University of Edinburgh   Apr 13, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers say patients should continue to take the drugs, which are commonly prescribed to older men, but warn they may need additional health checks. The team stressed that current treatment guidelines do not need to change, based on their study of patient health records. Men with enlarged prostates are commonly prescribed drugs called 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors that reduce the production ...
Source: University Of Michigan  Apr 12, 2019  3 years ago
Human papillomavirus infection rates are increasing in women born after 1980 who did not receive the HPV vaccine—putting them at higher risk for HPV-related cancers, according to a University of Michigan study. While more than 90 percent of HPV-related cancers are preventable, HPV causes more than 40,000 cases of cancer in the United States each year and about 1.8 million cases globally, ...
Source: Pasteur Institute  Apr 11, 2019  3 years ago
Hepatitis B is a viral liver infection that can lead to acute or chronic conditions. Although there is a vaccine that offers protection against the virus, current treatments which prevent the virus from replicating are not curative for infected individuals. Scientists at the Institut Pasteur working in collaboration with the CNRS have demonstrated that a cellular protein is capable of acting as a ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Apr 10, 2019  3 years ago
Dealing with multinational insurance companies can often be a nightmare proposition in Thailand, for expats and tourists alike. Provider networks are often limited. Insured patients must usually pay bills upfront with the promise of reimbursement by the insurer later, which either comes months later or not at all. Necessary medical care is often denied because of technicalities.  Structural F...
Source: The Translational Genomics Research Institute  Apr 09, 2019  3 years ago
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a long medical name for the most common form of liver cancer, a malignancy whose incidence has nearly doubled over the past decade, making it the fastest growing type of cancer in the U.S., and the third-leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, provide the...
Source: BNH Hospital  Apr 08, 2019  3 years ago
BNH Hospital recently hosted  a seminar on the topic of “The Incredible Power of Cell Therapy for pain-free movement” under the cooperation with Avenue Cell Clinic, the leading medical institution in Japan specialising in regenerative medicine with the use of cell treatment. Nopparat Panthongwiriyakul, MD., Deputy Director of BNH hospital gave an opening speech.&nb...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Apr 08, 2019  3 years ago
This article has been specially commissioned by Thailand Medical News to bring about awareness and also create caution about the excessive usage of PPIs (Proton Pump Inhibitors) that is over prescribed currrently in Thailand to treat acid reflux conditions. A recent landmark population study by US researchers at the University of California -- San Diego has indicated that Proton pump inhibitors ...
Source: University of Michigan  Apr 07, 2019  3 years ago
A potential new immune-based therapy to treat precancers in the cervix completely eliminated both the lesion and the underlying HPV infection in a third of women enrolled in a clinical trial. The shot, a therapeutic vaccine, injects a specific protein that triggers an immune system response to attack high-risk HPV types that cause nearly all cervical cancer precursors, known as cervical intraep...
Source: McGill University  Apr 06, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers have known  that inflammation accompanies Alzheimer's disease (AD) brain lesions. Several early studies suggested that "super-aspirins" or Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) could help avoid the disease. However, after clinical trials showed that NSAIDs don't help patients who already have AD symptoms, doctors wondered whether these drugs could still be...
Source: The London School of Medicine (Blizard Institute)  Apr 05, 2019  3 years ago
A recent research found that long-term cotrimoxazole treatment reduces mortality and morbidity in children with HIV by altering their gut microbiome and immune activation. The finding supports current WHO guidelines, which recommend long-term cotrimoxazole treatment for all HIV-positive people living in areas where malaria and severe bacterial infections are common. Previous studies have shown...
Source: Case Western Reserve University   Apr 04, 2019  3 years ago
Probiotics typically aim to rebalance bacteria populations in the gut, but new research suggests they may also help break apart stubborn biofilms. Biofilms are living microbial communities—they provide a haven for microbes and are often resistant to antibiotics. A new study describes a specific probiotic mix that could help patients with gastrointestinal diseases avoid harmful biofilms that ...
Source: American Geriatics Society  Apr 03, 2019  3 years ago
Acetaminophen (otherwise known by brand names such as Tylenol) is one of the most widely used pain relievers. Almost 60 years of widespread use have made acetaminophen a household product. It's distributed over the counter (OTC) in most countries and judged safe by the scientific community. However, acetaminophen is also one of the most common medications involved in overdoses (the medical ter...
Source: Eko Inc, Berkeley  Apr 02, 2019  3 years ago
Eko, a company that makes advanced and innovative stethoscopes that we really like, is now releasing its Eko DUO combination stethoscope/ECG device. The Eko DUO works along with a paired smartphone or tablet, allowing a physician to simultaneously record heart sounds and ECG (single lead) tracings at the point of care. The DUO makes it easy to capture ECG intervals and systolic time intervals...
Source: US FDA  Apr 02, 2019  3 years ago
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) injection for treatment of adults with a certain type of inflammatory arthritis called non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA), with objective signs of inflammation. This is the first time that the FDA has approved a treatment for nr-axSpA. "Today's approval of Cimzia fulfills an unmet need for pa...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Apr 02, 2019  3 years ago
Siriraj Hospital in Thailand, lead by Dr Vuthinun Achariyapota announced at the recent Society Of Gynecologic Cancers (SGO) Annual Meeting 2019 in Hawaii of a new novel approach of detecting HPV via urine samples. HPV Virus   The group from Siriraj Hospital initially conducted a study from a sample size of about 96 women. In the study, two methods of detecting high-grade squamous intraepit...
Source: Brigham and Women's Hospital  Apr 02, 2019  3 years ago
Food allergies, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), diarrhea and other gastrointestinal diseases have something in common: all have been linked to epithelial barrier loss. The gut epithelial barrier—that critical lining of cells in the gut that must allow nutrients into the body while keeping food-borne microbes out—can be compromised during intestinal inflammation and ca...
Source: France’s Institut Cochin, Paris   Apr 01, 2019  3 years ago
A team of researchers affiliated with multiple institutions in France has found that a class of antipsychotic drugs known as phenothiazines was successful in treating a form of meningitis in mice when used with antibacterial agents. In their paper published in the journal Nature Microbiology, the group describes experiments they conducted with meningitis mouse models and what they found. Me...
www.medtecchina.com   Mar 31, 2019  3 years ago
SHANGHAI - Following the growth in its scale by 17% last year, Medtec China 2019 has continued its upward momentum trend in terms of the area of exhibition booths commercially available, which has increased by 25%. The overall scale of the event, meanwhile, is up by 21%. So far, the number of new exhibitors, according to the most recent data, has risen to 53. Further, 10 suppliers from New York, U...
Source: University Of California, Santa Barbara  Mar 31, 2019  3 years ago
Dementia — an umbrella term for various neurodegenerative conditions involving memory loss and other forms of cognitive impairment — is hard to treat because its causes remain unknown. Researchers, however, are making painstaking progress.   Dr. Kenneth Kosik, the Harriman Professor of Neuroscience at the University of California (UC), Santa Barbara recently led a team of exper...
Thailand Medical News  Mar 30, 2019  3 years ago
UPDATE: 31s March 2020: An Urgent Appeal: Please help support this website and also our initiatives in propelling research and developments by making a donation via paypal. Your gestures are greatly appreciated. https://www.thailandmedical.news/p/sponsorship Lemongrass, is an herb which belongs to the grass family of Poaceae,1 and is also known as Cymbopogon citratus. It is utilized for its...
Source: American Thoracic Society  Mar 30, 2019  3 years ago
Dietary intake of two fatty acids, omega-3 and omega-6, may have opposite effects on the severity of asthma in children and may also play opposite roles in modifying their response to indoor air pollution, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. In "Omega-3 and Omega-6 Intake Modifies ...
Source: Vanderbilt University Medical Center  Mar 29, 2019  3 years ago
A medicine currently being tested as a chemoprevention agent for multiple types of cancer has more than one trick in its bag when it comes to preventing stomach cancer, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.   The investigators found that in addition to its known ability to block the production of cell growth compounds, the drug DFMO (difluoromethylornithine, known also as Eflornithine and...
Source: American Academy Of Neurology  Mar 28, 2019  3 years ago
Women who start their period later, go through menopause earlier or have a hysterectomy may have a greater risk of developing dementia, according to a new study by the American Academy of Neurology. The study found a link between increased risk of dementia and fewer total reproductive years when women are exposed to higher levels of estrogen hormones.   "Since women are 50 percent more...
Source: University of California, Los Angeles  Mar 27, 2019  3 years ago
More than half of the people in the world host colonies of a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori in their stomachs. Although it's harmless to many, H. pylori can cause stomach cancer as well as ulcers and other gastric conditions. Doctors tend to prescribe multiple antibiotics to defeat the microbe, but that strategy can lead to antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Now, a finding by UCLA scient...
Source: Boston University School of Medicine  Mar 26, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers have identified a biomarker and a possible new therapy for melanoma.   Microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF) is a protein that plays a pivotal role in the maintenance of the melanocyte ( cells that make melanin) lineage, differentiation of normal and malignant melanocytes and the survival of melanoma cells.   "We have now detected the first useful chemi...
Source: UT Southwestern Medical Center  Mar 25, 2019  3 years ago
UT Southwestern researchers have identified two proteins that act as gatekeepers to dampen a potentially life-threatening immune response to chronic infection. The proteins -- the transcription factors SIX1 and SIX2 -- activate cellular pathways required for fetal development and later switch to a new role in which they repress these pathways in adult immune system cells.  "This work...
Source: Proceedings From ENDO 2019, Endocrine Society Annula Meeting in new Orleans, LA.  Mar 24, 2019  3 years ago
Using the hemoglobin A1c blood test to diagnose diabetes tends to underestimate the prevalence of the disease, according to a new study  presented on Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La.   "Based on our findings, A1c should not be solely used to determine the prevalence of diabetes," said lead researcher Maria Me...
Source: Mayo Clinic  Mar 23, 2019  3 years ago
Drug therapy may effectively treat a potentially life-threatening condition associated with cirrhosis and other chronic liver diseases, according to a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers.  While therapies have been available to treat some forms of liver disease, including hepatitis C and autoimmune hepatitis, options have been more limited for treating portal hypertension, a conditio...
Source: Baylor College of Medicine  Mar 22, 2019  3 years ago
Does sugar directly feed cancers, boosting their growth? The answer seems to be 'Yes' at least in mice according to a study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medicine. Their study showed that consuming a daily modest amount of high-fructose corn syrup -- the equivalent of people drinking about 12 ounces of a sugar-sweetened beverage daily -- accelerates the...
Source: University Of Massachusetts  Mar 21, 2019  3 years ago
Brazilian researchers have discovered that a drug regularly prescribed to control cholesterol can also be used to treat cachexia, or wasting syndrome, a condition characterized by rapid weight loss and muscle atrophy associated with extreme physical weakness. This condition is common among patients with chronic diseases such as cancer, heart failure and AIDS.   "Our goal is to underst...
Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Mar 20, 2019  3 years ago
Noninvasive treatment improves memory and reduces amyloid plaques. By exposing mice to a unique combination of light and sound, MIT neuroscientists have shown that they can improve cognitive and memory impairments similar to those seen in Alzheimer's patients.     This noninvasive treatment, which works by inducing brain waves known as gamma oscillations, also greatly reduced the n...
Source: UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.  Mar 19, 2019  3 years ago
Common medications prescribed to treat heartburn, acid reflux and ulcers are linked to increased risks for kidney failure and chronic kidney disease, found a recent University at Buffalo study. Use of proton pump inhibitors (PPI), a group of drugs that reduce the production of stomach acid, increases the risk of chronic kidney disease by 20 percent and raises the risk of kidney f...
Source: Intermountain Medical Center,US  Mar 18, 2019  3 years ago
About six million people come into an emergency department every year with chest pain, but not all of them are having a heart attack -- and many are not even at risk or are at very low risk for having one. Now, a new research study presented at the American College Cardiology Scientific Sessions from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City shows that identifying the prese...
Source: George Washington University  Mar 17, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers at the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center found that the enzyme USP15 could potentially lead to new treatments for breast and pancreatic cancer. Their findings were published in Nature Communications. "With this study, we validate the role of USP15 in maintaining genome stability and tumor suppression and inform novel treatments for breast cancer," said H...
Source: American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology  Mar 16, 2019  3 years ago
Fewer than half of ovarian cancer patients survive until five years after diagnosis. According to the American Cancer Society, this is because only about one-fifth of ovarian cancer cases are detected early, when the chances of successful treatment and recovery are highest.   "If we could change this reality by detecting ovarian cancer at a curable stage, we could save many lives,"...
Source: University of British Columbia  Mar 15, 2019  3 years ago
A new treatment for a common type of stroke may soon be possible, thanks to a discovery by an international team of researchers led by the University of British Columbia. In a study published today in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, researchers successfully used a new approach that significantly minimized brain damage caused by stroke in mouse models. The new approach works by target...
Source: British Medical Journal  Mar 14, 2019  3 years ago
The blood test used to diagnose a heart attack (acute myocardial infarction) in patients admitted to hospital can be misleading, warn researchers in a study published by The BMJ. Of 20,000 consecutive patients undergoing blood tests at University Hospital Southampton, one in 20 had levels of troponin (a protein released into the bloodstream during a heart attack) greater than the manu...
Source: Duke University  Mar 13, 2019  3 years ago
A vaccine developed by Duke Cancer Institute researchers has shown early promise in targeting the HER2 protein that fuels a deadly form of breast cancer.   In a phase 1 clinical trial that enrolled 22 women with recurrent cancers that overexpress the HER2 protein, the vaccine demonstrated an ability to halt tumor growth and improve survival for a subset of patients. A phase 2 trial is b...
Source: Duke University Medical Center  Mar 12, 2019  3 years ago
A quick eye exam might one day allow eye doctors to check up on both your eyeglasses prescription and your brain health.   A study of more than 200 people at the Duke Eye Center publishing March 11 in the journal Ophthalmology Retina suggests the loss of blood vessels in the retina could signal Alzheimer's disease.   In people with healthy brains, microscopic bl...
Source: Allergan  Mar 11, 2019  3 years ago
- Ubrogepant Seeks to be the First Oral Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide (CGRP) Receptor Antagonist for the Acute Treatment of Migraine - - Allergan Continues to Expand Its Leading Migraine Portfolio Across the Spectrum of the Disease from Episodic to Chronic –   March 11, 2019  Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ha...

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