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Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 18, 2020
The debilitating condition remembered as a disease of pirates, Scurvy is still found in a developed country like Canada. The disease, which is caused by a vitamin C deficiency, can result in bruising, weakness, anemia, gum disease, hemorrhage, tooth loss, and even death if undiagnosed and untreated. Researchers from McMaster University surveyed the data of patients of Hamilton's two ho...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 23, 2019
Researchers from the State University of New Jersey (Rutgers) are reporting a dramatic increase in teen use and overdoses from benzodiazepine. The total number of teens taking and overdosing from benzodiazepines, commonly prescribed anxiety medications, has risen dramatically over the past decade, according to a national study coauthored by Rutgers researchers. The collaborative research, ...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Dec 20, 2019
President Trump's administration unveiled a plan Wednesday to allow imports of lower-priced prescription drugs from Canada and other countries, but it was opposed by Ottawa, which said the scheme threatened its own medicine stocks.   Typically, Americans spend an average of $1,200 on prescription drugs per year, more than in any other country in the world and the US president ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 16, 2019
Customers of Cigna Insurance would be glad to know that the company will start using artificial intelligence (AI) to track patients' drug intake and assess whether they are complying with their prescribed treatment for chronic diseases including diabetes and heart conditions. The surveillance tool, called Health Connect 360, was created by Express Scripts, the pharmacy benefits manager...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 12, 2019
American consumers seeking cheaper, faster access to antibiotics are apparently consuming antibiotics intended for treating fish and aquaculture rather than humans, according to research presented at the ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) 54th Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition. Currently, there are shortages of various antibiotics in the US and prices of antibiotics are ext...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 11, 2019
Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by monkeypox virus and has been reported mainly in central and west African countries. Monkeypox, in most cases, is a mild condition which will resolve on its own and have no long-term effects on a person’s health. Most people recover within a few weeks. Symptoms usually include fever, headache, muscle aches, backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills and exh...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 09, 2019
First it was Philippines in the later part of the year, now Malaysia too is witnessing cases of polio re-emerging in its country after almost 27 years. Malaysia has reported its first polio case in 27 years, health authorities said yesterday, announcing a three-month-old baby had been diagnosed on Borneo island. Malaysian health ministry's director-general, Dr  Noor Hisham Abdullah, sa...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 05, 2019
Research led by Dr Han-Wei Zhang of China Medical University, Taiwan shows that long-term exposure to hydrocarbons in the air is a risk factor for ischemic stroke development. The study findings has been  published the open-access journal PLOS ONE yesterday. Past studies have demonstrated a link between cardiovascular diseases and increased levels of ozone and airborne particulat...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Dec 01, 2019
It seems that the European Healthcare System is much backwards than even Asia when it comes to HIV. Many women in the WHO European Region, particularly those in their 40s, are diagnosed at a late stage of HIV infection when their immune system is already starting to fail. They are three to four times more likely to be diagnosed late than younger women. From  data for 2018 released last wee...
Source: November/December 2019 issue of Clinical OMICs  Nov 23, 2019
Genomic researchers and developers of pharmacogenetic tests cheered in August 2019 when United Healthcare (UHC) concluded in a policy statement effective October 1, that “the use of pharmacogenetic multi-gene panels to guide therapy decisions is proven and medically necessary for antidepressants and antipsychotics” when all of three criteria are met: The individual has a diagnosis of...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 21, 2019
A study conducted by University of California, Davis found that  previous exposure to the pollutant DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) may contribute to the risk of diabetes among Asian Indian immigrants to the United States. The recent study  in the American Chemical Society's journal Environmental Science & Technology, linked high levels of DDT, or dichlorodiphenyltrich...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 18, 2019
China has announced that a 55-year-old man has been diagnosed with pneumonic plague after killing and eating a wild rabbit, adding to two plague cases already discovered in the capital Beijing. A media statement from the health authority in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region north of Beijing said that as of Saturday the man was being treated at a hospital in the city of Huade. Health investi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 18, 2019
According to a new study on cancer trends in Canada from 1971 to 2015 published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association),the overall rate of new cancer cases is decreasing in men but increasing in women younger than 80 years, and obesity-related cancers are increasing in young people, according to a study on cancer trends. Dr. Darren Brenner, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 06, 2019
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...