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Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 06, 2019  3 years ago
Pakistan is the second Asian country having a dengue epidemic besides Philippines. A record-breaking 44,000 people have been infected with mosquito-borne dengue in Pakistan this year, a senior health official said on Wednesday, as increased outbreaks linked to rising temperatures and erratic rainfall ravage other parts of Asia. Philippines had more than 249,547 cases since the start of the year, w...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 06, 2019  3 years ago
A medical research team from The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) has developed the first prototype vaccine candidate for Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacterium that causes gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted infection that affects men and women. Untreated, gonorrhea can cause infertility in women and also a host of other long term medical complications and issues.   Dr Peter A...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 06, 2019  3 years ago
A new research study by a medical team at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) have showed that repeated exposures to dental X-rays are associated with an increased risk of thyroid cancer and meningioma.   Globally, about 347,000 new cases of thyroid cancer and 189,000 cases of meningiomas are diagnosed each year and the incidence of both cancers has increased in many countries during ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 06, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed a non-invasive test to detect cervical pre-cancer by analysing urine and vaginal samples collected by the females themselves. Dr. Belinda Nedjai said that self-sampling test had proved popular with females taking part in the study and this meant that it was likely to improve participation in cervical cancer&n...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 06, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from Royal Holloway and London University led by Professor Clare Bradley has collaborated with other researchers in a new study that has found healthcare professionals and the general public still lack awareness of the most common form of sight loss: age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in the UK. The problem is even worst in the US and simply depressing in Asia. The preventive st...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 06, 2019  3 years ago
Talicia, a new drug to treat Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infections in adults that is manufactured by Israel-based RedHill Biopharma has secured the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. H pylori bacteria infects more than 50% of the global population, including 35% in the US. Among the many digestive problems that it causes, it also leads to ulcers and in certain cases gastric can...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 05, 2019  3 years ago
A new study by researchers from the University of North Carolina published in Scientific Reports, a Nature Research journal, shows how a one-time exposure during early pregnancy to cannabinoids (CBs) both synthetic and natural can cause growth issues in a developing embryo. The researchers are the first to show in animal models that components of marijuana, including its cannabinoids THC...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 05, 2019  3 years ago
As a result of a growing incidence rate of colorectal cancer in the US and also globally, the American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued new revised guidelines that has been published in the Annals Of Internal Medicine.   The guidelines states that doctors should screen for colorectal cancer in average-risk adults who do not have symptoms between the ages of 50 and 75. The frequency of...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 05, 2019  3 years ago
Pharma giant Sanofi has announced that its Toujeo (insulin glargine 300units/mL) is effective at reducing average blood sugar (HbA1c) in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes, compared to insulin glargine 100units/mL (Gla-100). In the Phase III EDITION-JUNIOR study of 463 children and adolescents over the age of six, Toujeo met its primary endpoint of non-inferior reduction of HbA1c compa...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Nov 05, 2019  3 years ago
Around 5.2 percent of individuals globally suffer from vitamin B12 deficiency. The condition is recognised by the World Health Organisation as a global health problem that could impact millions of lives.   Vitamin B12 deficiency is typically characterised by symptoms such as extreme tiredness, lack of energy, muscle weakness, and even problems with memory. Not only ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 04, 2019  3 years ago
Chinese researchers from Nanjing University in China have developed a way to place displays on human skin that are flexible, safe, and don’t require a lot of power to run. They are even working out a way to power the devices using energy produced form the human body! The technology will certainly have implications for the field of wearable devices by allowing already existing flexible medica...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 04, 2019  3 years ago
A genetic linked disease called Pelizaeus-Merzbacher that leaves neurons without their myelin coating basically has devastating consequences for boys as it’s X-linked. Dr Nalin Gupta, a professor of neurological surgery and pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in a phone interview with Thailand Medical news commented. “These children have severe developmenta...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 04, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from University of Bristol (UK) led by Dr Kaitlin Wade, in the first study to use a technique called Mendelian randomisation to investigate the causal role played by bacteria in the development of colorectal cancer,  found evidence that the presence of an unclassified type of bacteria from a bacterial group called Bacteroidales increased the risk of colorectal cancer by between 2-...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 04, 2019  3 years ago
There is a growing and dangerous trend of more and more people moving towards unproven and often dangerous alternative medicine platforms such as homeopathy, herbal medicine and also health supplementation to treat their medical conditions and not even consult a proper licensed physician. While the later two are not so bad as long as there is scientific research to back it up and also a physician ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 03, 2019  3 years ago
A new study led by Rice University bioscientist Dr Natashat Kirienko and postdoctoral researcher Svetlana Panina found that mitocans, anti-cancer drugs that target mitochondria, are particularly adept at killing leukemia cells, especially when combined with a glycolytic inhibitor, while leaving healthy blood cells in the same sample largely unaffected. The published findings, an open ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 03, 2019  3 years ago
An investigative study into private drug rehabilitation centers in Thailand* have revealed a shocking fact, majority of them are illegally run. Of the more than 38 private drug rehabilitation centers (or drug rehabs as they are often called) run in Thailand, it was found that only 12 actually met the right legal requirements. Over the last decade as a result a of few American and British c...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 03, 2019  3 years ago
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has initiated a Phase III trial of first-in-class antibiotic gepotidacin in patients with urogenital gonorrhea as a result of recent, positive Phase II results. The EAGLE-1 study compared GSK’s novel antibiotic with the standard of care for this sexually transmitted infection which is ceftriaxone combined with azithromycin in 600 patients. The primary endpoint will b...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 03, 2019  3 years ago
A recent study conducted by John Hopkins University that involved an international collaboration, shows that Acetaminophen (paracetamol) use during pregnancy may be linked to an increased risk of childhood attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Paracetamol or acetaminophen is the most commonly used drug to prevent or reduce fever and to relieve pain ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 02, 2019  3 years ago
About 14 percent of Americans take antidepressant drugs for depression, anxiety, chronic pain or sleep problems. For the 15 million Americans who have clinical depression, roughly 40% do not find relief with antidepressants. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Sage Therapeutics in Boston are trying a different approach to alleviate depression. Most anti...
Source: Thailand Medical News Easy Weekend Reads  Nov 02, 2019  3 years ago
Study Discovers Fatty Acid Derivatives That Kills Colorectal Cancer Cells. Medical Researchers from York University, Canada have discovered that the fatty-acid derivative, palmitoylcarnitine destroys colorectal cancer cells by depleting glutathione access to tehse cells which are critical for their survival and growth. The HT29 and HCT 116 colorectal adenocarcinoma cells are sensitive to palmi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 02, 2019  3 years ago
For the elderly, being physically active is an important part of overall good health. In fact, experts say that nine percent of all premature deaths are caused by not getting enough physical activity. Physical activity is known to reduce deaths from heart disease, diabetes, chronic lung disease, and mental illness. Medical research collated  by academics from Brazil, analyzed the correlati...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 02, 2019  3 years ago
Clinical researchers from the University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have demonstrated through a phase three clinical trial that a three-drug combination improved lung function and reduced symptoms in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients who have a single copy of the most common genetic mutation for the disease. The US FDA has also approved the therapy based on the results of this internation...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 01, 2019  3 years ago
Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators have identified a way to slow and reverse the process of uncontrolled internal scarring, called fibrosis in cell and mouse models and are expected to start human trials soon. This is major breakthrough in future treating of fibrosis that affects millions worldwide. Pulmonary Fibrosis Fibrosis has few effective therapies, no cure and can be fatal when it...
Sourec: Thailand Medical News  Nov 01, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine have identified three so-called “complement system” genes that appear to play a role in debilitating forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) conditions including MS-caused vision loss. The researchers were able to single out these genes known to be integral in the development of the brain and immune systems by using DNA from MS patients along with high-...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 01, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have developed a blood tests or rather to be more precise a liquid biopsy, that can predict brain cancer prognosis. The team are the first to demonstrate that glioblastoma (GBM) patients with a higher concentration of cell-free DNA (cfDNA) have a shorter progression-free survival after they are diagnosed compared to patients with less cfDNA, and that...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 01, 2019  3 years ago
Medical Spheres and Spheres Media Inc is proud to announce that it will be launching the first Global Gay Health platform www.gayhealth.news on the 1st Of January 2020 in New York. The platform will not only be an online portal but also a separate app in which individuals can check up about medical issues and also find online medical solutions and access to the nearest medical doctor in a total of...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 01, 2019  3 years ago
Two new separate studies conducted by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and the other by a team from Univeristy Of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston support and inform the use of proton radiation therapy to treat patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a common but often fatal type of liver cancer for which there are limited treatment options. The first study by Massa...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 01, 2019  3 years ago
Around one third of the world’s pigs are expected to die from African swine fever as authorities grapple with a complex disease spreading rapidly in the globalization era, the World Organization for Animal Health’s president, Dr. Mark Schipp commented yesterday during a press conference. From an initial expectation of 25 percent, the figure was upgraded to 33 percent or one third due t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 31, 2019  3 years ago
Sanofi, the French pharmaceutical giant today announced that it will slash prices of its TB drugs by almost 66 percent in a bid to help the global fight against Tuberculosis which is on the increase and has caused more than 1.8 million deaths in 2018 alone. Sanofi's rifapentine The move comes as the United Nations seeks to galvanize the campaign against TB and also as US researchers are dev...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 31, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers from the universities of Leeds, Münster and Erlangen have uncovered a novel antibiotic-free approach that could help prevent and treat one of the most widespread bacterial pathogens, using nanocapsules made of natural ingredients. The Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacterial pathogen carried by 4.4 billion people worldwide, with the highest prevalence in Afri...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 31, 2019  3 years ago
A group of genomic researchers led by Dr Julián Cerón of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), has taken advantage of the similarity between the amino acids and genes of humans and the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans and their expertise in CRISPR gene editing to mimic in C. elegans, the SF3B1 mutations found in human tumors. Although the one-millimeter worm t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 31, 2019  3 years ago
A novel study from The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center - Jefferson Health has demonstrated that a non-invasive method of ultrasound imaging, combined with a Google-platform machine-learning algorithm, could be used as a rapid and inexpensive first screen for thyroid cancer. Typically, thyroid nodules are small lumps that form within the thyroid gland and are quite common in the general population, ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 31, 2019  3 years ago
Despite the recent commendable initiatives by the Thai Government and various agencies in trying to spearhead Thailand as a Regional Hub for medical and biotech  procedures, medical research, biomedical innovations and even as a production hub for biotech products, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, it will still take a long way before this realization can actually can take place and one of...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 31, 2019  3 years ago
In a major breakthrough research, medical scientists at the University of Arizona College of Medicine have discovered a function in a pro-inflammatory protein that could play an important part in improving current and future therapeutics for the herpes virus. The research study, published in the Journal of Immunology, investigated whether the protein IL-36g is an essential component of the immu...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 31, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers from Yale University, the Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University in a joint study discovered that  glial cells (or support cells), and vasculature cells tasked with providing blood to the retina as well as cone cells contribute to degeneration of the macula, in the central part of the retina. Currently, age-related macular d...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 31, 2019  3 years ago
A new joint study by research scientists from the Washington State University, Amity University and  Stanford University have revealed a new therapeutic target for the treatment of gout, a common type of arthritis that causes episodes of painful and stiff joints. The new study reveals that blocking a signaling molecule known as TAK1 can suppress inflammation caused by gout. The research lay...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 30, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from Georgia State University have developed a safer and more sensitive contrast dye for MRI tests that can be used to provide the first effective, noninvasive method for detecting and diagnosing early-stage liver diseases, including liver fibrosis. Dr Jenny Yang, a Regents' Professor in Chemistry at Georgia State and the associate director of the university's Center for Dia...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 30, 2019  3 years ago
Professor Anant Madabhushi, one of the world’s leading biomedical engineers who has authored over 380 peer-reviewed journal articles, the owner of over 120 patents  and is the acclaimed authority on AI and computational imaging as well as personalized diagnostics recently unveiled yet another study done at Case Western Reserve University that could help better determine which patie...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 30, 2019  3 years ago
A recent study by scientists from Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) in Japan reports how an experimental drug agent stops cancer cells from growing. 12 years ago, Indonesian scientists initially reported pentagamavumon-1 (PGV-1), an analogue of a molecule found in turmeric and that has been since discovered to have anti-cancer effects. In the new study, tests on cancer cells and ani...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 30, 2019  3 years ago
Tohoku University researchers in Japan are studying using soundwaves to target sites for drug delivery to treat metastatic breast cancer. Drugs can be safely delivered to cancerous lymph nodes via the lymphatic system and then released inside the nodes using sound waves. The researchers have so far tested the treatment on animal models with metastatic breast cancer and have published their finding...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 30, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) said that they are closing in on a new game-changing vaccine for tuberculosis, the world's deadliest infectious disease that claimed some 1.8 million lives last year. The existing Bacille-Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine licensed for humans in 1921 is only proven to be effective for children under five for limited forms of tuberculosis. It does not protec...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 30, 2019  3 years ago
Unknown to many despite all the advances in technology, pharmaceuticals, genetics and medicine, there are over 3585 rare diseases that modern medicine knows little about and neither do doctors know how to treat these diseases that affects more than 300 million people globally!   Rare diseases represent a growing global problem. Until now, the lack of data made it difficult to estimate their...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 30, 2019  3 years ago
Unknown to many people, taking excessive or above the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of Vitamin B3 (Niacin) can lead to a serious eye condition known as niacin-induced cystoid maculopathy, a form of retinal swelling. If untreated or not diagnosed in time, it can lead to serious permanent eye damage and even blindness. Unfortunately, many people take Vitamin B3 to lower their cholesterol...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 29, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers from the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) in Spain have discovered the critical involvement of a cell membrane protein in the development and progression of liver cancer. Clathrin, the protein is known for its key role in the process of internalization of molecules from the extracellular space into the cell, called endocytosis. In this process, the cell memb...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Oct 29, 2019  3 years ago
A new study by Pennsylvania State University indicates that eating one avocado daily help keep "bad cholesterol" at bay. Bad cholesterol refers to both oxidized low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and small, dense LDL particles. In a randomized, controlled study, the medical researchers found that eating one avocado a day was associated with lower levels of LDL in adults with overweight or obe...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 29, 2019  3 years ago
More than 33 percent of people prescribed direct-acting oral anticoagulants such as apixaban used over-the-counter products that could cause dangerous internal bleeding. People on these medications largely lacked knowledge of some potentially serious interactions.   Direct-acting oral anticoagulants are the drug of choice for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrilla...
Source: EDITORIAl, Thailand Medical News  Oct 29, 2019  3 years ago
I know that I might get criticized by some in the medical community as being the owner of numerous medical online portals and also medical print media, I should not be making such comments. But seriously think about what I am stating. This article is purely to invoke some deep and critical thinking. One cannot help but to question whether there is an inert superior intelligence in bacteria, vir...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 29, 2019  3 years ago
An international study involving medical researchers from the US and Japan have concluded that Aspirin helps decrease the growth of Intracranial Aneurysm. The researchers using big data analysis, conducted a database search to investigate whether aspirin can aid in the prevention of intracranial aneurysm rupture by hindering aneurysm growth. The researchers identified 146 patients harboring mul...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 29, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, US have developed a technique using shortwave rays used in cellphones and airport security scanners, that detects skin lesions and determines whether they are cancerous or benign, a technology that could ultimately be incorporated into a handheld device that could rapidly diagnose skin cancer without a scalpel in sight.   C...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 29, 2019  3 years ago
According to WHO, Tuberculosis was responsible for 1.5 million deaths in 2018. Despite advances in medical sciences, Tuberculosis infections are on the increase and spreading with drug resistant strains manifesting in numerous locations worldwide.   A newly developed and approved three-drug treatment for tuberculosis will be available in 150 countries including South-East Asia, India and So...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 29, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers from RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Tokyo have discovered a biomarker for schizophrenia. Working with animal models, postmortem human brains, and people with schizophrenia, the researchers discovered that a subtype of schizophrenia is related to abnormally high levels hydrogen sulfide in the brain. Studies showed that this abnormality likely results from a DNA-modifying react...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 28, 2019  3 years ago
A new study reveals that commonly given hip and knee steroid intra-articular injections may be harmful in some patients with at-risk conditions or may cause complications that are not well understood. Not only can these injections accelerate arthritis but they can cause joint destruction as well.   Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers have found accelerated arthritis and ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 28, 2019  3 years ago
The human brain’s neural activity, long implicated in disorders ranging from dementia to epilepsy, plays a role in human aging and life span, according to research led by scientists in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School. The new study is based on findings from human brains, mice and worms and suggests that excessive neural activity in the brain is linked to shorter lif...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 28, 2019  3 years ago
  University Of California, San Diego Health has started enrolling its first set of patients to evaluate an investigational hand-held technology to non-invasively fragment painful kidney stones. The clinical trial will assess the safety and effectiveness of breaking up kidney stones using acoustic energy. Unlike traditional shockwave technologies, this next-generation form of lithotripsy uses...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 28, 2019  3 years ago
Rocket Pharmaceuticals which is based in New York has announced that data from it clinical trials from a new gene therapy to treat a rare blood disorder called Fanconi Anemia is proving to be positive.   Fanconi anemia is a rare disease passed down through families (inherited) that mainly affects the bone marrow. It results in decreased production of all types of blood cells. This...

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