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Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 09, 2019  4 years ago
Health authorities in Spain confirmed on Friday a case of a man spreading dengue through sex, a world first for a virus which until recently was thought to be transmitted only by mosquitos. The shocking case concerns a 41-year-old man from Madrid who contracted dengue after having sex with his male partner who picked up the virus from a mosquito bite during a trip to Cuba, said Dr Susana Jimene...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 09, 2019  4 years ago
University of Glasgow researchers have found a better way to test for kidney disease using a simple blood test that is affordable and although it is available in hospital laboratories in UK, US and certain parts of Asia, is not yet widely used. The team have highlighted that Cystatin C,  a simple blood test which could easily be adopted routinely in the global healthcare setting is a bet...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 09, 2019  4 years ago
Researchers from Johns Hopkins have developed a compound that blocks glutamine metabolism and can slow tumor growth, alter the tumor microenvironment and promote the production of durable and highly active anti-tumor T cells. The drug, a "prodrug" version of the glutamine antagonist DON, was designed so that the active form of the drug is functional within the tumor. In theory, this...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 08, 2019  4 years ago
I read with aghast a new medical study in which PPIs were linked to a variety of adverse effects in children as young as a few months old to three years of age! What disturbed me was not about the adverse effects which we are all already aware about from the tons of clinical and medical studies but rather why are doctors and pediatrics prescribing PPIs to children as young as those ages in the fir...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 08, 2019  4 years ago
Over the last 3 decades we have seen so many multi-level marketing (pyramid selling)  groups come up with various health scams selling health supplements that they claim prevents or cures a multitude of ailments and diseases along with claims that their products are made through the most rigorous processes and are made from the purest and most potent ingredients and have been tried and tested...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 08, 2019  4 years ago
Researchers from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have discovered that children with either inflammatory bowel disease, chronic noninfectious osteomyelitis or juvenile idiopathic arthritis developed psoriasis at an increased rate compared with the general public, with the highest rates seen among those treated with TNF inhibitors. Dr Lisa H. Buckley of the Children’...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 08, 2019  4 years ago
The number of cases of Legionnaires' disease reached a record high in 2018 not only in the US but globally, more than eight-fold increase since the numbers began to climb nearly two decades ago. Figures from the first 8 months of 2019, shows that it is also increasing and might it another record high. The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported this week 9,933 cases in 2018 of...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 07, 2019  4 years ago
A research collaboration involving scientists from Canada and America have jointly discovered a new bacteria-killing toxin that shows promise of impacting superbug infectious diseases.  Dr Whitney and his PhD student Shehryar Ahmad  The discovery of this growth-inhibiting toxin, which bacteria inject into rival bacteria to gain a competitive advantage is set to create a new alternativ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 07, 2019  4 years ago
A recent study conducted in Germany By the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has found that  cooking spoons, spatulas or whisks made from heat resistant plastics called polyamide (PA), can have components of this plastic migrate from the utensils into the food and consequently ingested by consumers. These plastic components are oligomers. They are composed of a few similar...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 07, 2019  4 years ago
Researchers from Washington State University has developed a new drug delivery system using nanoparticles to assists in the treatments for diseases associated with inflammation, including sepsis, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, acute lung injury, and atherosclerosis. Senior author Zhenjia Wang  Credit: Cori Kogan, Washington State University Health Sciences    The new drug delivery ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 06, 2019  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 years ago
A study published in the American Journal Of Medicine conducted jointly by researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) concludes that drinking too much coffee is linked with an increased risk of getting a migraine.   The medical researchers f...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 28, 2019  4 years ago
A recent study at National University Of Singapore  led by researchers from National University Hospital, Singapore General Hospital and Tan Tock Seng Hospital found that old age and lower white cell counts are significant risk factors for poor platelet recovery among dengue patients with thrombocytopaenia. According to Dr Yee-Sin Leo from the Department of Medicine, National University Of...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 28, 2019  4 years ago
About a million individuals are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year of which about 350,000 are just in the US alone. But unfortunately, tens of thousands more are often not even diagnosed correctly or are often mistreated for other symptoms despite contracting Lyme Disease. Access to proper diagnostics is one major issue. Lyme disease is caused by Borrelia burgdorferi and transmitted by the bite...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Oct 28, 2019  4 years ago
A new study conducted by the Applied Health Research Center at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto has made a disturbing revelation that a common type of high blood pressure and  hypertension medication used by many is associated with an increased risk of suicide as it alters the moods of patients. Individuals taking angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) appear to be more likely to ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 27, 2019  4 years ago
Tons of medical research is showing that chronic inflammation may be the common factor in many diseases. What is even more worrying is  conditions known as chronic inflammation and also prolonged low inflammation status which millions of individuals are walking around with not knowing the condition of their bodies and the detrimental effects it can have. When considering ways for disease r...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 27, 2019  4 years ago
Neuromodulation, including vagus nerve stimulation, has potential to prevent trauma deaths   Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research scientists have completed a study involving bioelectronic medicine strategies to treat Hemorrhagic Shock (HS) and the positive findings of the study has been published in the Springer Nature journal, Bioelectronic Medicine.   Hemorrhagic shock...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 26, 2019  4 years ago
Breaking News : Mylan Pharmaceuticals is conducting a voluntary recall of one lot of Alprazolam Tablets, USP C-IV 0.5 mg, to the consumer/user level. This lot is being recalled due to the potential presence of foreign substance. Clinical impact from the foreign material, if present, is expected to be rare, but the remote risk of infection to a patient cannot be ruled out. To date, Mylan Pharmaceut...