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Source: National News Bureau Of Thailand  Oct 29, 2018  4 years ago
The Ministry of Public Health has instructed all hospitals under it to prescribe medications appropriately, and lower antibiotics use by 20%, by 2021.    In 2019, the ministry will decrease antibiotic prescriptions for upper respiratory tract infections, acute diarrhea, open wounds and normal labor, to decrease drug resistant risks. The ministry instructed the hospitals to prescribe me...
Source: University of East Anglia  Oct 26, 2018  4 years ago
New evidence published today shows there is little or no effect of omega 3 supplements on our risk of experiencing heart disease, stroke or death. Omega 3 is a type of fat. Small amounts of omega 3 fats are essential for good health, and they can be found in the food that we eat. The main types of omega 3 fatty acids are; alphalinolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaeno...
Source: University Of North Carolina  Oct 26, 2018  4 years ago
Internists now know that patients who have a sibling with diverticulitis can have three times the risk for the disease, and a low-risk lifestyle decreases risk of incident diverticulitis by half. Nuts, seeds, and popcorn are now OK. Annually in the U.S., diverticulitis is responsible for 2.5 million office visits, 333,000 ED visits, 216,000 hospital admissions, and health care costs of $3.5 bill...
Source: Lund University in Sweden  Oct 26, 2018  4 years ago
By blocking a protein, VDAC1, in the insulin-producing beta cells, it is possible to restore their normal function in case of type 2 diabetes. In preclinical experiments, the researchers behind a new study have also shown that it is possible to prevent the development of the disease. The findings are published in the scientific journal Cell Metabolism. VDAC1 Protein The researchers at Lund...
Source: Roche  Oct 25, 2018  4 years ago
Roche announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Xofluza™ (baloxavir marboxil) for the treatment of acute, uncomplicated influenza, or flu, in people 12 years of age and older. Xofluza is a first-in-class, single-dose oral medicine with a novel proposed mechanism of action that inhibits polymerase acidic endonuclease, an enzyme essential for viral replication. [1-2...
National News Bureau Of Thailand  Oct 25, 2018  4 years ago
The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has a policy to reduce the number of deaths from three major causes.  The MOPH Permanent Secretary, Sukhum Kanchanaphimai, said in 2019, the MOPH has a policy to reduce the number of deaths from three major causes of deaths in Thailand namely cerebrovascular diseases, Septicemia and traffic accidents.  The MOPH Permanent Secretary, Sukhum Kanchanaph...
Source: National News Bureau Of Thailand  Oct 25, 2018  4 years ago
Chulalongkorn University’s faculty of medical science has successfully produced a cancer treatment of equivalent efficacy to internationally available drugs in a test tube, and has committed to developing it over the next eight years to serve as an affordable choice for Thai citizens.  Dr. Trairak Pisitkul,Head of Chulalongkorn University’s Systems Biology Center  The rese...
Samitivej Hospital  Oct 25, 2018  4 years ago
Samitivej Hospital wins the ‘Most Improved Hospital in Thailand’ at the international Asian Hospital Management Awards 2018 Samitivej Hospital has strengthened its reputation among the international community after it was presented with ‘The Most Improved Hospital in Thailand’ award at the AHMA Awards 2018, with Chairat Panthuraamphorn, M.D., CEO of Samitivej and BNH hos...
Source: The University of Manchester  Oct 25, 2018  4 years ago
What causes Alzheimer's disease? The answer could be right under our noses, says leading expert Professor Ruth Itzhaki. Her latest paper presents a lifetime of research evidence that the herpes virus responsible for cold sores can also cause Alzheimer's -- and new data which show antiviral drugs drastically reduce risk of senile dementia in patients with severe herpes infections. The revie...
Source: IDWeek2018  Oct 25, 2018  4 years ago
The newest once-daily, all-in-one HIV combination pills can maintain undetectable viral load for two years and counting, according to a set of studies presented at ID Week 2018 this month in San Francisco.   Two phase 3 clinical trials showed that most people who took the bictegravir-based Biktarvy co-formulation or the doravirine-based Delstrigo pill for first-line t...
Source: Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute  Oct 25, 2018  4 years ago
Researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute have created the first comprehensive summary of all genes known to be involved in human cancer, the Cancer Gene Census. Describing all genes strongly implicated in causing cancer, the Census also describes how they function across all forms of this disease. Reported in Nature Reviews Cancer, the resource catalogues over 700 genes, to help scientist...
Source: University of California   Oct 25, 2018  4 years ago
Running low on oxygen is a major danger for any of your body's tissues, but the heart is particularly sensitive to such hypoxic conditions, which can lead to long-term tissue damage or even heart attacks.   In new studies conducted at UC San Francisco, a novel oxygen-delivery therapeutic restored the function of oxygen-starved heart tissue in an animal model of global hypoxia. Unlike...
Source: Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin  Oct 24, 2018  4 years ago
An international research group led by Charité -- Universitätsmedizin Berlin has completed testing a new drug to treat rheumatoid arthritis. The drug is effective in patients with moderate to severe forms of the disease who have shown an inadequate response to conventional disease modifying drugs. Results from this research have been published in The Lancet. ABBVIE: Upadacitinib ...
Source: Massachusetts General Hospital  Oct 24, 2018  4 years ago
A group of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators is proposing that targeting immune checkpoints -- molecules that regulate the activity of the immune system -- in immune cells called microglia could reduce the inflammatory aspects of important neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In their review artic...
Source: Journal of Controlled Release  Oct 24, 2018  4 years ago
Houston Methodist scientists have developed a nanodevice to deliver immunotherapy without side effects to treat triple-negative breast cancer. Inserted straight into a tumor, this nanofluidic seed makes it possible to deliver a one-time, sustained-release dose that would eliminate the need for patients to undergo several IV treatments over time.   MAGE: SMALLER THAN A GRAIN OF RICE, ...
Source: University Of Vienna  Oct 24, 2018  4 years ago
Researchers monitored a group of participants from 8 countries across the world with results showing that every single stool sample tested positive for the presence of microplastic and up to 9 different plastic types were identified. Microplastics have been found in the human food chain as particles made of polypropylene (PP), polyethylene-terephthalate (PET) and others were detected in human sto...
Source: Zacks Equity Research   Oct 23, 2018  4 years ago
October traditionally has been a weak month for stocks. However, biotech stocks have shown significant resilience so far this year, with the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) gaining 11.5% year-to-date (YTD).  Additionally, the broader Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLV) has risen 15.1% YTD, better than the S&P 500’s increase of 9% during the same period. Health problems...
Source: G.A.M. Legal Alliance, Thailand   Oct 18, 2018  4 years ago
A recent article in Forbes talked about the medical tourism boom in Thailand and the advantages of seeking medical treatment here: low costs, high-quality treatment, and well-trained physicians. Thailand has long since joined emerging countries like India that offer an inexpensive solution to rising healthcare problems. However, even state-of-the-art facilities and top doctors cannot guarantee th...
Source: Stanford University Medical Center  Oct 16, 2018  4 years ago
The most common source of a bloodstream infection acquired during a hospital stay is not a nurse's or doctor's dirty hands, or another patient's sneeze or visitor's cough, but the patient's own gut, Stanford University School of Medicine investigators have found.    Most patients who spend longer than a few days in a hospital acquire infections. In particular, upward ...
Source: AstraZeneca  Oct 11, 2018  4 years ago
Metastatic breast cancer is cancer that has advanced and spread beyond the breast and regional lymph nodes to other parts of the body. Around 20–50% of patients diagnosed with primary breast cancer will develop metastatic disease and up to 19% of patients with breast cancer already had metastatic disease when they were first diagnosed. Treatments for metastatic breast cancer aim to allevia...
Medical Spheres Inc  Oct 05, 2018  4 years ago
Medical Spheres Inc, a New York based company with operations in America, Canada and also Europe through its office in London, is proud to announce its aggressive expansion plans in the Asia-Pacific Region for the next 5 years. For its Medical and Pharmaceutical Industry based Marketing, Branding, PR, Research and Event Services Division, it started its Asia-Pacific expansion with the opening of ...
Source: Baze  Oct 03, 2018  4 years ago
Lifestyle Brand Introduces Innovative Customized Health Experience to Combat Nutritional Deficiencies SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Baze, a lifestyle brand focusing on personalized health, has launched the Baze Starter Kit, a simple and affordable, fully-tailored experience designed to combat nutrient deficiencies. The Baze Starter Kit combine...
Source: American Diabetes Association  Oct 02, 2018  4 years ago
Having type 1 diabetes is not associated with an increased risk of developing a hearing impairment, research has found. Scientists compared 1,150 people with type 1 diabetes with 283 of their partners who did not have the condition - the results indicated no overall difference in hearing ability in both groups. Type 1 diabetes does not impact hearing loss study suggests However, the findin...
Source: Abbott  Oct 02, 2018  4 years ago
Abbott won the European CE Mark for its FreeStyle Libre 2 continuous glucose monitor that features low and high glucose level alarms, letting patients know in real-time that they’re falling outside of their normal range. The system doesn’t require regular and painful finger pricks, instead relying on an upper arm sensor that regularly measures glucose within the interstitia...
Source: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center  Oct 02, 2018  4 years ago
Physicians who specialize in a devastating and aggressive immune disorder called hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) report in a new study that extra care should be taken to ensure an HLH diagnosis doesn't obscure possible underlying cancers. Because HLH is dangerously aggressive in its progression and attack on vital organs—often causing death—doctors frequently pursue immed...
Source: University of Eastern Finland  Oct 01, 2018  4 years ago
Antibiotics have saved many lives by rescuing patients with bacterial or fungal infections, but these valuable drugs also have a dark side. As most medical drugs, also many antibiotics can have undesired effects on the body's metabolism, causing more or less severe symptoms. The group of fluoroquinolones with its most famous member ciprofloxacin is such a case: Fluoroquinolones are some of t...
Source: University of South Florida  Oct 01, 2018  4 years ago
A new review of published research from an international group of physicians and researchers is challenging the half-century long belief that LDL, the so-called 'bad kind' of cholesterol, causes heart disease. Published in Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology, the review also questions the use of statins as the primary prevention  tool for cardiovascular disease (CVD). The stu...
Source: American Association for Cancer Research  Oct 01, 2018  4 years ago
Treatment with a HER2-targeted therapeutic cancer vaccine provided clinical benefit to several patients with metastatic HER2-positive cancers who had not previously been treated with a HER2-targeted therapeutic, according to data from a phase I clinical trial. Among 11 evaluable patients who had received more than the lowest dose of the vaccine, six (54 percent) had clinical benefit. One patient ...
Source:University of Illinois at Chicago  Sep 18, 2018  4 years ago
Clinicians, scientists and public health professionals should proudly "declare victory" in their efforts to extend the human lifespan to its very limits, according to University of Illinois at Chicago epidemiologist S. Jay Olshansky. In an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Olshansky writes that the focus should shift to compressing the "red ...
Source:University of California, Los Angeles  Sep 18, 2018  4 years ago
Scientists have long known that circulating tumor cells, rare cancer cells that are released into the bloodstream, have the potential to provide vital information about a person's specific cancer. But until now, they have been unable to reliably access information on how these cells behave. UCLA researchers have created a quick and effective mechanism to measure how these cells perform functio...
Source : University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine  Sep 18, 2018  4 years ago
Jay Shendure and Lea Starita, faculty in the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine, are the senior authors. Shendure directs the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine in Seattle, which helped support the study. Starita co-directs the Brotman Baty Advanced Technology Lab. Shendure is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. Greg Findla...
Source: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease  Sep 06, 2018  4 years ago
In the largest known brain imaging study, scientists from Amen Clinics (Costa Mesa, CA), Google, John's Hopkins University, University of California, Los Angeles and the University of California, San Francisco evaluated 62,454 brain SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) scans of more than 30,000 individuals from 9 months old to 105 years of age to investigate factors that accelera...
Source: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center  Sep 06, 2018  4 years ago
Scientists at Cedars-Sinai have discovered how prostate cancer can sometimes withstand and outwit a standard hormone therapy, causing the cancer to spread. Their findings also point to a simple blood test that may help doctors predict when this type of hormone therapy resistance will occur.         Prostrate Cancer Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death i...
Source: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)  Sep 06, 2018  4 years ago
Neisseria gonorrhoea continues to show high levels of resistance to azithromycin across the European Union and European Economic Area, according to the 2016 results of the European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme (Euro-GASP). This threatens the effectiveness of the currently recommended dual therapy regimen for gonorrhoea. Overall, the rates of resistance to cefixime, ceftriax...
Source: The Department of Disease Control, MOPH  Aug 27, 2018  4 years ago
The Department of Disease Control is warning the public of pinkeye disease which is common during the rainy season, as about 60, 000 patients have suffered from the disease so far this year.    According to Director-General of the Department Dr. Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai, infections, allergies, and chemical reactions can cause pinkeye or conjunctivitis. The disease is not airb...
Source: Kaneka Pharmaceuticals, Japan  Aug 28, 2018  4 years ago
A recent article reviewing the research carried out so far into the effects of CoQ10 on the progressive debilitating disease- Parkinson's has revealed that a new phase III trial is scheduled to commence this year. In the past three years, demand for CoQ10 has escalated, causing soaring prices and reports of fake products entering the market. The increase in demand is thought to have been trigg...
Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  Aug 28, 2018  4 years ago
Despite rising vaccination rates, cancers related to human papillomavirus, a common sexually transmitted infection, are on the rise in the United States, particularly cancers of the head, neck and throat, officials said Thursday.       In men, most of the increase was in head, neck and throat cancers, while in women, cases of HPV-related anal cancer rose, according to a report ...
Source: Case Western Reserve University  Aug 28, 2018  4 years ago
Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have discovered a way to stop immune cell death associated with multiple diseases, including sepsis, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and arthritis.       The findings, published in Science Immunology, identify a chemical that potently inhibits inflammatory cell death. Cells often perforate their own membranes...
Source: Peptilogics, US  Aug 28, 2018  4 years ago
Peptilogics, a development stage company utilizing its innovative peptide platform to treat multidrug-resistant bacterial infections, today announced it recently held a pre-Investigational New Drug (pre-IND) meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to discuss the regulatory pathway for the development of PLG0206 for the treatment of prosthetic joint infections (PJI). PJI is one of ...
Source: Philips, Amsterdam  Aug 28, 2018  4 years ago
Dutch technology company Royal Philips has unveiled its new cardiovascular ultrasound system EPIQ CVx to offer solutions for diagnostic, pediatric and interventional applications.   The company used an EPIQ ultrasound platform to design the new system, which offers advanced image quality through a new generation organic light-emitting diode (OLED) monitor. The system uses ana...
Source: Boston University School of Medicine  Aug 28, 2018  4 years ago
A new study has shown that genital warts may promote HIV sexual transmission and, in turn, their treatment and prevention could help decrease the spread of the disease.  HIV infecting a human cell. Credit: NIH Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a common and highly infectious condition transmitted between persons during sexual skin-to-skin contact. It has more than 100 strains identified, with s...
Source: TMN  Aug 28, 2018  4 years ago
Most medical insurance plans sold in Thailand, including those packaged with life insurance policies, focus on providing basic hospital Inpatient (IPD) coverage. With IPD coverage, a doctor has to admit you to the hospital to stay overnight. To get you admitted, the doctor has to certify that you have a medical problem that requires you to stay in the hospital at least one night. (While some insu...
Source: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine  Aug 28, 2018  4 years ago
With only two treatment options for primary biliary cholangitis, some hepatologists have cast a new eye on an older class of drugs. Fibrates, used for the treatment of dyslipidemia in the United States since the 1970s, had been shown to decrease levels of alkaline phosphatase (ALP), said Cynthia Levy, MD, FAASLD, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medic...
Source: University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences  Aug 28, 2018  4 years ago
With a new groundbreaking technique, researchers from University of Copenhagen have managed to identify a protein that is responsible for cellular memory being transmitted when cells divide. The finding is crucial for understanding development from one cell to a whole body. The cells in our body divide constantly throughout life. But how do cells remember whether to develop into a skin, liver or ...
Source: Deutsches Zentrum fuer Diabetesforschung DZD  Aug 28, 2018  4 years ago
Polyneuropathy is one of the most common complications in people with diabetes. However, it can also occur with certain risk factors or diseases before the onset of diabetes. First symptoms are often pins-and-needles sensations in the feet. Although polyneuropathy is present in about 30% of people with diabetes, it often remains undiagnosed. Scientists from the German Diabetes Center (DDZ) in D&uu...
Source: European Society of Cardiology  Aug 28, 2018  4 years ago
Very high levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL or "good") cholesterol may be associated with an increased risk of heart attack and death, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2018.  HDL Cholesterol   Study author Dr. Marc Allard-Ratick, of Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, US, said: "It may be time to change the way we view HDL cholesterol....
Source: National University of Science and Technology MISIS  Aug 28, 2018  4 years ago
A research group consisting of scientists from NUST MISIS, the Technical University of Munich, Helmholtz Zentrum München, the University of Duisburg-Essen, and the University of Oldenburg has developed a system that allows doctors to both improve the accuracy of diagnosing malignant cells and to provide additional opportunities for cancer treatment. The magnetoferritin compound is the main el...
Source: Harvard Medical School  Aug 28, 2018  4 years ago
For decades researchers have worked to shed light on the causes of neurodegenerative disorders, a group of devastating conditions, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, that involve the progressive loss of neurons and nervous system function. In recent years, numerous factors, from genetic mutations to viral infections, have been found to contribute to the development of these diseases. ...
Source: University of Exeter  Aug 28, 2018  4 years ago
I have made my views on homeopathy clear on many occasions — actually, I don’t see them as ‘views’ but as evidence-based statements. But this has never stopped the homeopathy brigade vehemently disagreeing with me. Not only that, they also claim that I cannot be trusted because I am biased, corrupt, incompetent and dishonest.     Professor Edzard Ernst &...
Source: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine  Aug 28, 2018  4 years ago
An experimental drug can successfully reverse hair loss, hair whitening and skin inflammation linked by previous studies to human diets heavy in fat and cholesterol, according to a new Johns Hopkins study in mice.   The investigators say the compound halts the production of glycosphingolipids, or GSLs, that are major components of skin and other cell membranes. Current research shows that mic...
Source: Journal Neurology  Aug 08, 2018  4 years ago
Drugs taken in pregnancy to prevent epilepsy seizures can raise the risk of language delays in children. But new research shows that folic acid supplements can cut that risk.       One U.S. ob/gyn said the finding has real importance for his younger female patients. "The risk of language delay was decreased by half—the benefit of folic acid in this situation is...
Source: Cancer Research UK  Aug 08, 2018  4 years ago
It's nearly a decade since the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was first introduced in the UK to help protect against the virus that causes most cases of cervical cancer. But until now, it has only been routinely offered to girls.   Today, the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recommended that adolescent boys should now also receive the vaccine.    ...
Source: European Molecular Biology Laboratory  Aug 08, 2018  4 years ago
The effectiveness of antibiotics can be altered by combining them with each other, non-antibiotic drugs or even with food additives. Depending on the bacterial species, some combinations stop antibiotics from working to their full potential whilst others begin to defeat antibiotic resistance.  Combining antibiotics changes their effectiveness. In the first large-scale screening of its kin...
Source: University Of Geneva  Aug 08, 2018  4 years ago
Brain injuries, particularly the milder ones, are difficult to accurately diagnose. CT scanners can help, but often they just don’t have the resolution for clinicians to identify unusual aberrations in the image. Moreover, they expose patients to radiation, are not always available, and the process of using them and evaluating the images produced can take quite some time before results are a...
Source: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston  Aug 08, 2018  4 years ago
Raza M. Alvi, M.D., from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and colleagues compared characteristics, cardiac structure, and outcomes in 394 persons with HIV and heart failure who were receiving PI (145 patients) versus non-PI (NPI; 249 patients) therapy. PI-based antiretroviral therapy contained boosted-dose ritonavir.   Ritonavir-boosted protease inhibitor (PI) therapy is a...

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