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Source: COVID-19 Research   Jun 10, 2020  4 years ago
COVID-19 Research: A new French research has revealed that the hypothalamus region of the brain is a target area for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus as the researchers have also discovered that the region is rich with ACE-2 receptors and also TMPRSS2 receptors and that the SARS-CoV-2 brain invasion is through multiple routes, along the fact that sex hormones and metabolic diseases influence brain susce...
Source: COVID-19 and Mixed Reality  Jun 10, 2020  4 years ago
Mixed Reality (MR): An innovative project at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has brought the versatility of mixed and augmented reality products to the forefront of the news. Called the Imperial led project, the initiative has doctors wearing the Microsoft Hololens headsets whilst working on the front lines of the COVID pandemic, to aid them in their care for their patients. ht...
Source: Gut Microbiome  Jun 10, 2020  4 years ago
Gut Microbiome: According to a new study by researchers from Augusta University-Georgia, females especially those with untreated hypertension would benefit by reducing salt intake to what is considered a healthier level as it will help maintain a healthy  gut microbiome and also normalize their  blood pressure.   The study was published in the AHA’s journal: Hypertension. ht...
Source: COVID-19, Influenza and Next Wave  Jun 10, 2020  4 years ago
Scientists initially attempted to use meteorological factors to explain the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in mainly cold climates, which were experiencing winter. However, factors like temperature, relative humidity, and exposure to natural ultraviolet radiation from sunlight, do not explain the variation in disease incidence fully, plus new studies have emerged contradicting many of the ea...
Source: Cannabis and PSTD  Jun 10, 2020  4 years ago
Cannabis: According to a recent research led by Assistant Professor Dr Carrie Cuttle from the department of Psychology at Washington State University. Individuals suffering from post-traumatic distress disorder (PSTD) report that cannabis reduces the severity of their symptoms by more than half, at least in the short term.   Dr Cuttler and the rest of the researchers analyzed data of more ...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs and Ivermectin  Jun 10, 2020  4 years ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Medical Researchers from Broward Health Medical Center-South Florida, Drexel University College of Medicine and Florida International University have demonstrated that Ivermectin reduces mortality rates in hospitalized COVID-19 patients according to a cohort clinical study conducted. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.06.06.20124461v1.full.pdf+html   The study findin...
Source: Weight Loss  Jun 09, 2020  4 years ago
Weight Loss: New research findings in a study lead by Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) that also included researchers from University of Kiel-Germany, University Of Melbourne, University Of Sydney, University Of New South Wales and University Of Copenhagen, have provided a new understanding into the roles two essential amino acids (threonine and tryptophan) play in m...
Source: COVID-19 And China  Jun 09, 2020  4 years ago
COVID-19: Harvard University researchers have released a preprint study that states that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was already in Wuhan as early as August 2019. https://dash.harvard.edu/bitstream/handle/1/42669767/Satellite_Images _Baidu_COVID19_manuscript_preprint.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y  or https://dash.harvard.edu/handle/1/42669767   The study suggests that trends in hospita...
Source: Probiotics  Jun 09, 2020  4 years ago
Probiotics: After a careful review and analysis of all available research publications and reports, the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has released new clinical guidelines that state for most digestive conditions there is not enough evidence to support the use of probiotics.   The AGA publication is the first clinical guideline to focus on probiotics across multiple GI disea...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 09, 2020  4 years ago
US Medical News: There is beginning of some optimism as despite shutdowns being lifted and the ongoing protests in various states all over America with regards to criminal nature of the police force in the US, COVID-19 infections and deaths seem to be dropping.   In the last 24 hours, (8th June), there was only 19,044 new confirmed COVID-19 infected cases while there was only 586 COVID-19 r...
Source: Contraceptives And Weight Gain  Jun 09, 2020  4 years ago
Contraceptives: Researchers from the University Of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus say that genetics may explain why some women gain weight when using a popular method of birth control.   Dr Aaron Lazorwitz, an assistant Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Family Planning at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and lead author of the study told Thailand Medical News, "For ...
Source: Cataracts  Jun 09, 2020  4 years ago
Cataracts: A combined study by Australian and Chinese researchers involving more than 170,000 individuals show conclusive evidence that regular physical exercise reduces the risk of age-related cataracts.   Age-related cataracts are the cause of blindness in an estimated 13 million individuals worldwide.   The research findings published in the International Journal of Ophthalmolo...
Source: Immune Health   Jun 09, 2020  4 years ago
Immune Health: As we age, our immune functions become dysfunctional or senescent while at the same time Influenza viruses and  the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can wreak havoc on our bodies when we get infected especially with the body’s response of producing pro-inflammatory cytokines such as interleukin-6 (iL-6).   Medical research has since moved forward on several fronts ...
Source: Aspirin And Cancer  Jun 09, 2020  4 years ago
Aspirin: A detailed meta-analysis by Italian researchers involving more than 113 past cancer studies indicates that by taking one or two aspirin doses a week helps ward off cancer, especially liver, stomach, pancreatic and bowel cancer. However they warned that while taking aspirin reduces the risk of cancer, it can increase the risk of ulcers and stomach bleeding and no one should ever start taki...
Source: Myocardial Injury  Jun 09, 2020  4 years ago
Myocardial Injury: Medical researchers from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have found that myocardial injury or heart damage is prevalent among patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and is associated with higher risk of mortality. More specifically, a serious myocardial injury can triple the risk of death. Lead researcher Dr Anuradha Lala, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)...
Source: SARS-CoV-2  Jun 09, 2020  4 years ago
SARS-CoV-2-associated acute kidney injury (AKI) is one of the more frequently encountered organ involvements in COVID-19, occurring in as many as 80% of all critically ill patients. A new French study shows that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the deadly COVID-19 disease, also attacks the proximal tubular cells of the kidney and causes the development of acute Fanconi syndrome as one of the...
Source: Kawasaki-Like Syndrome  Jun 08, 2020  4 years ago
Kawasaki-Like Syndrome: Medical researchers from the University of Birmingham have developed a test that has offered evidence confirming COVID-19 to be the cause of a newly emerged multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children, who have tested negative for the virus by the PCR test.   The study findings also raise the possibility that children who may have had the virus in their system, ev...
Source: Alzheimer  Jun 08, 2020  4 years ago
Alzheimer: A first study by researchers from University Od Eastern Findland highlights the fact that individuals with Alzheimer’s disease using antiepileptic drugs have twice the risk of pneumonia compared to non-users. The study showed that the risk was highest in the beginning of use, but remained on an elevated level even in long-term use. The results were published in the Journal of...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jun 08, 2020  4 years ago
COVID-19 Research: A European study involving more than 52 research centers, universities, medical schools and hospitals and more than a hundred researchers from a variety of countries has performed the first genome-wide association study to reveal host genetic factors that may contribute to respiratory failure in cases of COVID-19 disease including blood group types. It was found that those from ...
Source: Intermittent Fasting  Jun 08, 2020  4 years ago
Intermittent Fasting: Medical researchers from Nottingham Trent University and Loughborough University have discovered why certain people do not lose weight while on an intermittent fasting program.   The study was published in the medical journal: Science Direct https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0195666319315636?dgcid=author   Typically intermittent fasting is a w...
Source: Cardiovascular Disease  Jun 08, 2020  4 years ago
Cardiovascular Disease: Medical researchers from University of California, Berkeley, have discovered a correlation between disrupted nightly sleep and clogged arteries caused by inflammation, which could lead to serious heart and cardiovascular diseases.   The research findings are published in the medical journal: PLOS Biology https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journa...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jun 08, 2020  4 years ago
COVID-19 Research: Medical researchers from Columbia University Irving Medical Center have found in a recent research study that lowering the hormone testosterone in infected patients could lessen the severity of COVID-19 disease by preventing the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus from entering lung cells.   The research findings which are published as a preprint have yet to have been peer reviewe...
Source: COVID-19 Long Term Effects  Jun 07, 2020  4 years ago
COVID-19 Long Term Effects: As of 4am, California, Sunday 7th June 2020, the total official number of infected COVID-19 cases in the world has reached more than 7 million (7,001,2180) and total number of individuals who have died have reached 402,578.   These are only conservative figures as the real figures could actually be much more due to under reporting and concealments by government a...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jun 07, 2020  4 years ago
COVID-19 Research: To date, there are more than 1,486 peer-reviewed published research studies related to COVID-19 in more than 185 medical journals not only in English but also in other languages.   However there are almost more than 12,039 pre-print non-peer-reviewed studies published over the last few months in more than 17 pre-print servers online. Thailand Medical News in this second r...
Source: Uric Acid Supplements  Jun 07, 2020  4 years ago
Uric Acid: Medical researchers from Kumamoto University in Japan have discovered that uric acid, an antioxidant, protects against declining lung function from age or lung disease, especially in women. https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3921/9/5/387   It is commonly known that the oxidant/antioxidant imbalance plays a pivotal role in the lung. Uric acid (UA), an endogenous antioxidant, is highly pres...
Source : COVID-19 Latest  Jun 07, 2020  4 years ago
COVID-19 Latest: It was announce that the U S FDA  has approved the antibiotic combination imipenem-cilastatin and relbactam (Recarbrio) for the treatment of hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (HABP/VABP) in patients aged 18 years and older. Recarbrio was previously FDA-approved to treat patients with complicated urinary tract infections and co...
Source: COVID-19 & KHN  Jun 07, 2020  4 years ago
COVID-19: It is shocking to see scenes of US authorities using tear gas and pepper sprays to disperse protesters in various states while the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is still infecting tens of thousands of individuals each day. Studies have shown that the usage of these chemicals can increase the risk to respiratory illnesses. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25003867/   Unknown to many des...
Source: Cannabis  Jun 06, 2020  4 years ago
Cannabis: The world is facing an impending health crisis a bacterial resistance to antibiotics is growing at a fast rate. With fewer antibiotics available to treat resistant bacterial infections, the possibility of entering a pre-antibiotic era is becoming a fast reality.   Currently alternative strategies are being explored and helper compounds are attracting attention.   Helper compo...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 06, 2020  4 years ago
US Medical News: America has finally started the legal process to sue a Chinese firm over half a million fake N95 masks that the country had ordered during the peak of the COVID-19 crisis when it needed these protective masks for its front line health staff.    A legal complaint was filed in a federal court in Brooklyn, New York, in which the FBI said Guangdong-based King Yea...
Source: Blood Clots  Jun 06, 2020  4 years ago
Blood Clots: Medical researchers from Baylor College of Medicine are recommending that all hospitalized COVID-19 patients especially those admitted to the ICU to undergo a thromboelastography (TEG) to test for the risk of forming blood clots.    The researchers advocated this protocol after after they found that more than half of the patients tested under these same conditions develope...
Source: COVID-19 Treatments  Jun 06, 2020  4 years ago
COVID-19 Treatments: Significant early data from a clinical study suggest that blocking the Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) protein provided clinical benefit to a group of patients with severe COVID-19. The medical researchers observed that the off-label use of the cancer drug acalabrutinib, a BTK inhibitor that is approved to treat several blood cancers, was associated with reduced respiratory distr...
Source: Campylobacter  Jun 06, 2020  4 years ago
Campylobacter:  According to a new research from the University of Queensland-Australia, gastrointestinal infection with Campylobacter plays a major role in the stunting of children.   The research findings are published in the medical journal: PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. https://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0008328   Typical...
Source: Supplements And COVID-19  Jun 06, 2020  4 years ago
Supplements: Medical researchers from Singapore General Hospital lead by Professor Dr Heng Joo Ng from the Department of Hematology, SGH have recently published a preprint study that has been yet to be peer-reviewed that shows a combination of easily available and cheap dietary supplements such as Vitamins D3, B12 and the mineral magnesium can reduce the progression of the disease to severe or fat...
Source: Acute Kidney Injury  Jun 06, 2020  4 years ago
Acute Kidney Injury:  According to a study published in The British Medical Journal or BMJ, most hospitalized COVID-19 patients faced major morbidity and mortality, with 78.0 percent of those admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) developing acute kidney injury or AKI. https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m1996 Dr Michael G. Argenziano, from Columbia University in New York City, and c...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 05, 2020  4 years ago
US Medical News: There were a total of 22,268 New Covid-19 infections in the United States over the last 24 hours (4th June) and a total of 1031 deaths reported. To date a total of 1,924,189 individuals have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the United States of which a total of 712,252 are supposedly to have ‘recovered’ according to US health authorities.   A to...
Source: High Blood Pressure  Jun 05, 2020  4 years ago
High Blood Pressure:  So far from what we have seen, diabetes and obesity are some of the many factors that contribute to the risk of dying from COVID-1 and now yet another study indicate that patients with raised blood pressure have a two-fold increased risk of dying from the coronavirus COVID-19 compared to patients without high blood pressure.   Furthermore the new research found th...
Source: Women's Health  Jun 05, 2020  4 years ago
Women’s Health: A new study in the journal PLOS Pathogens by Dr Jo-Ann Passmore from the University of Cape Town, and her research teammates show that vaginal Lactobacillus bacterial strains largely perform better than strains currently used in probiotics for vaginal health. https://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371/journal.ppat.1008559   The study findings su...