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Thailand Medical News  Feb 07, 2019  3 years ago
Executives of Chiang Mai Ram Hospital recently paid a visit to the Myanmar Consulate in Chiang Mai to discuss cooperation between Myanmar and the Hospital’s initiative to a be a centre for Myanmar Patients seeking premium healthcare services. The delegation led by Dr. Pramuk Unachak and Dr. Sira Hantrakul, Directors of the hospital along with its Customer Services Team met up with the Con...
Source: University Of Waterloo  Feb 07, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a new way to prevent and treat Chlamydia, the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection in the world. Chlamydia in a human cell. The new treatment differs from the traditional anti-biotic treatment as it is a type of gene therapy that is delivered via nanotechnology and is showing a 65 per cent success rate in preventing c...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 06, 2019  3 years ago
Fat is complicated. It's stubborn, demonized, praised, misunderstood. As the recent wave of body positive conversations has helped to scratch at, everyone's relationship with fat is different. One thing that has remained fairly consistent is a cultural obsession with mastering fat — whether that means embracing it, or erasing it. As far as the latter is concerned, plastic surgery ha...
Source : American Physiological Society.  Feb 06, 2019  3 years ago
Lower-than-normal zinc levels may contribute to high blood pressure (hypertension) by altering the way the kidneys handle sodium. The study is published in the American Journal of Physiology -- Renal Physiology.   Zinc deficiency is common in people with chronic illnesses such as type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease. People with low zinc levels are also at a higher risk for hyper...
Source: Stanford University School of Medicine  Feb 06, 2019  3 years ago
In rheumatoid arthritis, immune cells called helper T cells behave differently from their counterparts in healthy cells and in other autoimmune diseases. Stanford scientists have learned why. Stanford University School of Medicine investigators succeeded in countering inflammation and tissue damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis in mice engrafted with human joint-lining tissue and...
Source: Cancer Research UK  Feb 06, 2019  3 years ago
Mutations that cause esophageal adenocarcinoma (OAC) have been mapped in unprecedented detail -- unveiling that more than half could be targeted by drugs currently in trials for other cancer types. This research, published  in Nature Genetics, could help stratify esophageal cancer patients to give them more personalised therapies. This could provide options not currently available to ...
Thailand Medical News  Feb 05, 2019  3 years ago
Tris Pharma Inc. voluntarily recalled three lots of Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP 50 mg per 1.25 mL, to the retail level. The recalled lots of the product have been found to have potentially higher concentrations of ibuprofen than normal.   Images of packagings of recalled products “There is a remote possibility that infants, who may be more susceptible to...
Source: Friedrich-Alexander Universitat(FAU),Germany  Feb 05, 2019  3 years ago
More than 4000,000 people in Germany are affected by the chronic inflammatory bowel diseases Morbus Crohn or ulcerative colitis. Patients often suffer from flare-ups, which damage intestinal tissue. In spite of tremendous advances in treating the diseases with medication, the chronic inflammation still cannot be kept sufficiently in check for a number of patients. Until now, little has been known ...
Contributed By Benjamin Bartee  Feb 05, 2019  3 years ago
Thailand, Bangkok in particular, has emerged in recent decades as the worldwide leader in medical tourism, while simultaneously achieving interrelated healthcare milestones, with enormous tangential benefits to its own economy and population as well as to the world at large. Estimates by the U.S. National Library of Medicine indicate that, in 2013, the Kingdom attracted between 700,000 and 2.5 mil...
Source: McGill University  Feb 05, 2019  3 years ago
Two new papers, published simultaneously in Nature Communications and led by researchers at McGill University, offer promise that a drug currently used to treat estrogen positive breast cancer may be effective in treating two different types of cancer, one rare and one common form.     The breakthrough discovery launching this research came in 2014 when Dr. William Foulkes, ...
Source: VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)  Feb 04, 2019  3 years ago
Identical twin toddlers who presented with severe arthritis helped scientists to identify the first gene mutation that can single-handedly cause a juvenile form of this inflammatory joint disease. By investigating the DNA of individual blood cells of both children and then modelling the genetic defect in a mouse model, the research team led by Adrian Liston (VIB-KU Leuven) was able to unravel the ...
Source: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio  Feb 04, 2019  3 years ago
In long-term survivors of childhood cancer, cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of early death from non-cancer causes. In a new study, published in JAMA Oncology, researchers compared four chemotherapy drugs with development of cardiomyopathy (abnormal heart muscle with impaired function) years after treatment.     "Exposure to anthracycline chemotherapies, such ...
Source: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center  Feb 03, 2019  3 years ago
Dr. Paul Harch, Clinical Professor and Director of Hyperbaric Medicine at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and Dr. Edward Fogarty, Chairman of Radiology at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, report the first PET scan-documented case of improvement in brain metabolism in Alzheimer's disease in a patient treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT).  The authors...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 03, 2019  3 years ago
Hetero, one of India’s leading generic pharmaceutical companies and world’s largest producer of anti-retroviral drugs, announces the launch of generic version of lapatinib (250 mg) tablets in India. The product is marketed and distributed under the brand name ‘Hertab’ by Hetero Healthcare Ltd. It is made available in two SKUs, each consisting of 30 tablets and 150 tablets. ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 03, 2019  3 years ago
Medipines, a company based in California’s Orange County, obtained US FDA clearance for its MediPines Gas Exchange Monitor. The device is used to measure and monitor a variety of respiratory parameters and indices of patients presenting with lung conditions.       It can help to quickly triage patients and make decision making easier by providing parameters such as&nbs...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 03, 2019  3 years ago
Kanika's blood pressure was "through the roof." She had gained a lot weight. A history of heart disease ran deep in her immediate family. When she looks back at herself in 2016, the year she suffered a stroke, she sees a "stubborn old buffalo" in denial about her health. "I had let my blood pressure go uncontrolled and I remained overweight for so long," sa...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 03, 2019  3 years ago
Fenugreek is an herb in the same family as soy. People use its fresh and dried seeds, leaves, twigs, and roots as a spice, flavoring agent, and supplement. While more research is necessary, some studies show that fenugreek may have varied health benefits.     Fenugreek may be able to help reduce the risk of: -cancer  -diabetes  -obesity  -high cholesterol  -high blo...
Source: Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin  Feb 03, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers at Universitätsmedizin Berlin have discovered a protective mechanism which is used by the body to protect intestinal stem cells from turning cancerous. The body's innate immune system was found to play a pivotal role in this regard. The researchers were able to demonstrate that, rather than having a purely defensive role, the immune system is crucial in maintaining a healthy b...
Source: Simon Fraser University  Feb 03, 2019  3 years ago
The immune system is the body's best defense in fighting diseases like HIV and cancer. Now, an international team of researchers is harnessing the immune system to reveal new clues that may help in efforts to produce an HIV vaccine.     SFU professor Mark Brockman and co-authors from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa have identified a connection between infection cont...
Source: Universitat Polytechnica de Valencia (UPV),Spain  Feb 03, 2019  3 years ago
Autoimmune diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus or rheumatoid arthritis, are difficult to diagnose, specially in early stages. Specifically, in the case of lupus, specific antibodies aimed at antigens located in the nucleus of cells appear, including the anti-Ro/SSA. These anti-Ro/SSA antibodies can be found in the blood before other autoantibodies related with lupus, and can even be det...
Source: Duke University Medical Center  Feb 02, 2019  3 years ago
A Duke Health pilot project suggests that in the near future, a blood test could show whether arteries carrying blood to the heart are narrow or blocked, a risk factor for heart disease. According to the 40-person study published in the journal PLOS ONE, emergency patients who underwent a treadmill stress test and showed signs of decreased blood flow to the heart also had changes in five met...
Source: University of San Diego  Feb 01, 2019  3 years ago
Search for a description of "p53" and it becomes clear that this human protein is widely known for its cancer-fighting benefits, leading to its renown as "the guardian of the genome." Scientists at the University of California San Diego have published a new study challenging that description. Studying the "wild type" version of p53 (WTp53), the form that exists b...
Source: Howard Hughes Medical Institute  Jan 31, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers can now quickly and accurately count a hidden, inactive form of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that lurks in patients' cells. This version of HIV embeds into cells' genomes and can persist despite otherwise successful therapies, thwarting attempts to cure the infection. Using a new genetic technique developed by Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator Robert Sil...
Source: Brigham and Women's Hospital  Jan 30, 2019  3 years ago
In the United States, the drug price for insulin has skyrocketed over the last two decades. While the price has increased for all forms of insulin, newer, "analogue" insulin medications such as glargine and lispro have become especially expensive. This is particularly true for patients with insufficient drug coverage or for Medicare beneficiaries in the Part D coverage gap. CareMore ...
Thailand Medical News  Jan 30, 2019  3 years ago
An often-overlooked type of STD, oral gonorrhea presents a challenge for healthcare in Thailand and globally. The threat this bacterial infection poses is not limited to the disease itself – there are large-scale public health issues related both to long-term inflammation by an infection in the throat or mouth left untreated and to the wrongful prescription of certain antibiotics that give r...
Source: Purdue University  Jan 29, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers have been struggling for years to find a treatment for patients who have a recurrence of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), an aggressive blood cancer that is one of the most lethal cancers. About 19,520 news cases are diagnosed a year, and about 10,670 people a year die from it, according to the American Cancer Society. Purdue University researchers are developing a series of drug compo...
Source: University of California - San Diego  Jan 28, 2019  3 years ago
A team of researchers led by the University of California San Diego has identified a genetic pathway that causes some individuals to develop an abnormal heart rhythm, or arrhythmia, after experiencing a heart attack. They have also identified a drug candidate that can block this pathway. "We now know one reason why a significant fraction of the public could develop secondary complications p...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 28, 2019  3 years ago
In recent years, various agencies within the Thai government have made concerted efforts to curb private medical institutions’ independence by installing burdensome regulations -- most recently by seeking to control what these businesses can charge for specific medicines, procedures, and supplies. Their basic rationale is that cost controls and other measures are necessary to ensure the best...
Source: University of California, San Francisco  Jan 28, 2019  3 years ago
Regular use of a common type of medication, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, significantly improves survival for a third or more patients with head and neck cancer, a new study led by UC San Francisco has found. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, improved the overall five-year survival rate from 25 percent to 78 percent for patients whose cancer contained a specific...
Source: The Wellcome Trusts  Jan 27, 2019  3 years ago
New diseases emerge all the time, and sexually transmitted infections are no exception. Here are four bacteria that could become serious public health threats. Already the infection rates are steadily increasing and worst in Asia, where a lot of people are not even aware of themselves contracting these infections or lack access to proper diagnostics or treatments and also complacency among doctors...
Source: Brigham and Women's Hospital  Jan 27, 2019  3 years ago
BRCA1 and BRCA2 ("BReast CAncer genes") are critical tumor suppressor genes—women carrying a mutation in one of these genes have up to an 80 percent risk of developing breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of developing ovarian cancer. Cancer drugs known as Parp inhibitors have recently been approved for treating patients with BRCA-driven metastatic breast cancer or recurrent ovarian...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 26, 2019  3 years ago
The Thai conglomerate, Charoen Pokphand Group is one of the world’s largest. It is also Thailand’s largest private company. With investments in over 30 countries and a huge presence in the Chinese market the group employs over 350,000 staff. It’s 3 core businesses operate in: Agribusiness & Food Retail & Distribution Telecommunications industries So, it was with sur...
Source: University of Copenhagen  Jan 26, 2019  3 years ago
The crucial hormone insulin needs help acquiring the right structure. A protein that assists in the process of insulin folding has just been discovered in a new study conducted by researchers at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. They hope the new research results can be used to develop treatments for conditions such as increased level of insulin in the blood known as...
Source: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine  Jan 26, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers at LSTM and Imperial College London have designed drugs which could help combat any potential new flu pandemic, by targeting the receptors of the cells by which the virus gains entry to the human body. In a paper published  in the Journal of Immunology the team, led by LSTM's Professor Richard Pleass, show that by engineering a part of an antibody they can target ...
Thailand Medical News  Jan 25, 2019  3 years ago
Continuing on our advice of the Global Medical ,Healthcare, Biotech and Pharma Stocks, we continue to advise all in executing caution and due diligence in buying Thai Healthcare, Medical, Pharma Stocks due to recent local Government intervention in the private healthcare sector and putting medical services and products under price control restrictions etc, coupled with the unpredictable political ...
Source: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center  Jan 25, 2019  3 years ago
A team of researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College used genetic testing of cells found in cerebrospinal fluid to track certain brain tumors. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the group describes tests they conducted with cancer patients and analysis of their cerebrospinal fluid, and what they found. Doctors who treat patients w...
Source: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Dept, Hospital Sant Joan de Deu, Barcelona   Jan 25, 2019  3 years ago
A European team of researchers reports that modifying an adenovirus a certain way made it an effective tumor killer in mice with retinoblastoma. In their paper published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the researchers describe modifying the virus and testing its effectiveness in treating retinoblastoma. Retinoblastoma, as its name implies, is a cancer of the retina. It is mos...
Source: Yale University  Jan 24, 2019  3 years ago
Much of the research on HIV has focused on preventing infection but little is understood about how the body keeps the virus in check post-infection. A new study by Yale investigators reveals the role of a protein that serves to block HIV gene expression once it has entered human cells. The research team, led by Manabu Taura, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of immunobiologist  ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 24, 2019  3 years ago
“Health support groups” have been shown to be effective tools for patients battling all varieties of health challenges -- from heart problems to mental health to alcohol addiction. Joining such a group of individuals with similar experiences/conditions who are also on the road to recovery is one aspect of a comprehensive strategy to speed recovery.  In this article, Thailand Medic...
Source: Cortexyme, Inc, US  Jan 24, 2019  3 years ago
Cortexyme, Inc., a privately held, clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics to alter the course of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other degenerative disorders, today announced publication of a foundational paper supporting its approach in Science Advances. In the paper, an international team of researchers led by Cortexyme co-founders Stephen Dominy, M.D. and Casey Lync...
Source: NYU Langone Health, New York  Jan 23, 2019  3 years ago
Most studies evaluating platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection for facial rejuvenation and other cosmetic procedures have reported positive results, according to a critical review in the publication: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). PRP Injections are reportedly the latests trends of 2019 for Aesthetic Clinics a...
Source: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University  Jan 23, 2019  3 years ago
Lingering inflammation in the colon is a known risk factor for colorectal cancer and now scientists report one way it resets the stage to enable this common and often deadly cancer. Inflammation is supposed to be a short-term response to an infection or other irritant in the body that is essential to eliminating it. But when inflammation persists, it can contribute to a myriad of common condit...
Source: University Of Melbourne  Jan 22, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers studying lupus discovered that treatments similar to those already in use to treat melanoma and lung cancer, including immunotherapy, show promise for stomach cancer and may even lead to preventative treatments. Usually the symptoms of stomach or gastric cancer are hard to pick up until it’s too late, making what is a relatively common cancer an often fatal one. Survival rate...
Source: Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, Australia  Jan 22, 2019  3 years ago
B-group vitamins may be beneficial for maintaining concentration skills among people experiencing a first episode of psychosis, a study by researchers from Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, has found. The study, led by Dr Colin O'Donnell, now at Letterkenny University Hospital, and Dr Kelly Allott from Orygen, explored the impact of increasing a person's ...
Source: Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute  Jan 22, 2019  3 years ago
In the largest genetic study of osteoarthritis to date, scientists have uncovered 52 new genetic changes linked to the disease, which doubles the number of genetic regions associated with the disabling condition. Scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, GSK and their collaborators analysed the genomes of over 77,000 people with osteoarthritis. Their findings, published  in Nature ...
Source: Washington University School of Medicine  Jan 22, 2019  3 years ago
A simple blood test reliably detects signs of brain damage in people on the path to developing Alzheimer’s disease – even before they show signs of confusion and memory loss, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Germany. The findings, published in Nature Medicine, may one day be ap...
Source: University of Pennsylvania  Jan 22, 2019  3 years ago
Immune cells called macrophages are supposed to serve and protect, but cancer has found ways to put them to sleep. Now researchers at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania say they've identified how to fuel macrophages with the energy needed to attack and eat cancer cells. It is well established that macrophages can either support cancer cell growth and spread or hinder ...
Source: Flinders University  Jan 21, 2019  3 years ago
A new antibiotic developed by a Flinders University researcher is being heralded as a breakthrough in the war against a drug resistant superbug. Bacteria are winning the fight against antibiotics as they evolve to fight off traditional treatments, threatening decades of advancements in modern medicine, with predictions they will kill over 10 million people by 2050. The scientific development o...
Source: Eli Lilly and Company  Jan 20, 2019  3 years ago
REACH-2 is the first positive Phase 3 hepatocellular carcinoma trial in a biomarker-selected population known for poor prognosis   Pooled data analyses of AFP-High patients in the REACH-2 and REACH trials showed an improvement of 3.1 months in median overall survival   Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced that results from the global Phase 3 REACH-2 study of CYRAMZA® (ra...
Source: University of Michigan  Jan 20, 2019  3 years ago
A new study finds acupressure could be a low-cost, at-home solution to a suite of persistent side effects that linger after breast cancer treatment ends. Researchers from the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center reported in 2016 that acupressure helped reduce fatigue in breast cancer survivors. In the new study, they looked at the impact of acupressure on symptoms that frequently accompan...
Thailand Medical News  Jan 20, 2019  3 years ago
Positive news for Thailand’s healthcare sector was highly welcome when Bloomberg released their Global Health Care Efficiency Index in the last quarter of 2018. Thailand Medical News reviews these extremely positive results and suggest  why momentum must be maintained as well as 2 challenges that must be addressed in order for this momentum to be carried forward on a continuous basis....
Source: Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience - KNAW  Jan 20, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN) and the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) have shown that treatment using gene therapy leads to a faster recovery after nerve damage. By combining a surgical repair procedure with gene therapy, the survival of nerve cells and regeneration of nerve fibers over a long distance was stimulated for the first time. The discovery, pu...
Source: American Heart Association  Jan 19, 2019  3 years ago
Flu has so far infected more than 32 million Asians this season, and seasonal fluctuations are making their rounds. If you've been hit by either, you may be thinking about heading to your local pharmacy to relieve your aches, pains and congestion. But before you do, you need to consider how some over-the-counter cold medicines may impact your heart. "People with uncontrolled high ...
Thailand Medical News  Jan 19, 2019  3 years ago
The US FDA  and EU has approved a new sublingual formulation of sufentanil, Dsuvia, for the management of acute pain in adults in medically supervised healthcare settings, such as hospitals, surgical centers, and emergency departments. The drug is supplied in a 30 microgram tablet in a single-dose, prefilled applicator for administration by a healthcare professional, and it will not be availa...
Thailand Medical News  Jan 19, 2019  3 years ago
Quell is a US FDA cleared, over-the-counter wearable therapeutic device for chronic pain. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a therapy that has been around for decades. It is used to treat pain and a few other conditions, but over those decades it has gotten a bit stale. New companies, though, are taking TENS therapy to a new level and NeuroMetrix is one of the leaders...

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