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Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 24, 2019  4 years ago
In 2018, a total of 2.6 million breast implant surgeries were done globally according to official data collated from suppliers and various aesthetics and plastic surgery boards. This figure does not constitute unofficial breast implant surgeries done in countries like South America, Mexico, China, India, Vietnam, Thailand and Philippines. In 2017 the official number of breast implants done globall...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 24, 2019  4 years ago
A study by researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Karlstad University, Sweden show that exposure during the first trimester of pregnancy to mixtures of suspected endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in many consumer products is related to lower IQ in children by age 7. This study is among the first to look at prenatal suspected endocrine-disrupting chemical mixtures in re...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 24, 2019  4 years ago
Researchers from University Leuven, Belgium including immunologist Johan Van Weyenbergh (KU Leuven) and his Belgian-Brazilian colleagues have shown that a drug used to fight arthritis also stops the process that allows the tuberculosis bacillus to infect and hijack blood stem cells. Tuberculosis (TB) may affect any part of the body, but the spread of the disease might start in the bone mar...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 23, 2019  4 years ago
If you see your doctor still using a stethoscope, then you know it is time to either change doctor or change hospitals. The stethoscope that was invented like two centuries ago is not only obsolete but also totally inaccurate in giving any proper diagnosis compared to latest hightech tools that are easily available these days. Th Stethoscope Dying? Although it was a symbol of the medical profes...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 23, 2019  4 years ago
A recent study conducted in Japan by Tohoku Rosai Hospital in Sendai indicated that frequent trips to the toilet at night to urinate a sign of high blood pressure.   Although, frequent nighttime urination is also  symptom of other underlying medical conditions such chronic kidney failure, congestive heart failure, diabetes and enlarged prostate or even a sign of sleep disorders, in mos...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 23, 2019  4 years ago
55% of incidences and deaths alone are concentrated in  East Asia ie  China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea ,Taiwan., Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia . #UEGW19 The findings of a major study across 195 countries, presented at UEG Week Conference 2019 in Barcelona yesterday, indicate that global death rates ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 22, 2019  4 years ago
The rate of people developing allergies globally have gone up over the years by as much as 28% and in developed countries like the US, Britain, Australia and Singapore, the rates are even higher. From food allergies, to pollen and dust allergies, individuals often tend to self-prescribe OTC antihistamines even without consulting a doctor. In the US, Australia, Canada and Britain, sales o...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 22, 2019  4 years ago
Medical researchers from University of California, have finally identified the culprits behind a mysterious disease called acute flaccid myelitis that has been on the increase over the last seven years and affects predominantly children with flu-like symptoms which later causes paralysis in them. Cases have been reported globally the last few years with more cases identified in the US due to bette...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 21, 2019  4 years ago
Researchers from University of California, Los Angeles have discovered that creatine is critical for immune cells to fight cancer and that it serves as a molecular battery for immune cells by storing and distributing energy to power their fight against cancer. The study is the first to show that creatine uptake is critical to the anti-tumor activities of CD8 T cells, also known a...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Oct 20, 2019  4 years ago
Genetically linked but common polycystic kidney disease (PKD) has long been perceived to be progressive and irreversible, sentencing patients to a slow and often painful decline as fluid filled cysts develop in the kidneys, grow and multiply and disrupt the organ from functioning properly. Once the kidneys fail, PKD patients often need dialysis or have to undergo a kidney transplant. To escalate i...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 19, 2019  4 years ago
In response to the acute shortage of  cancer drug Vincristine for children in the US, Canada and elsewhere, we have launched project  #SaveCancerKids to help hospitals and parents facing the problems. The drugs are available in India from 5 reputable and credible generic pharma companies, for more info refer to updates section of our previous article: https://www.thailandmedical.new...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 19, 2019  4 years ago
Vincristine a vital chemotherapy drug used to treat many types of childhood or pediatric cancer is now in acute short supply not only in the US but elsewhere as well around the globe. The shortage is putting hundreds of thousands of children at the risk of dying and also causing the drug prices to escalate by as much as fifteen to twenty times the original price.The shortage has galvanized oncolog...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 18, 2019  4 years ago
A new study by a medical team from Oregon University indicates that blue wavelengths produced by light-emitting diodes from computers and smart phones damage cells in the brain and not just the retinas of the eyes and even when there is no exposure to eyes, but just exposure to body parts, aging, brain damage and also epigenetic mutations occur. Putting it simply, prolonged exposure to blue light,...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 17, 2019  4 years ago
A team of medical researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles have developed a new treatment protocol to eliminate leukemia stem cells in patients undergoing remission after treatment with conventional drugs. Leukemia Stem Cells In 2001, the introduction of the drug imatinib revolutionized the treatment of a type of cancer called chronic myelogenous leukemia. In more than 8...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 16, 2019  4 years ago
Instant noodles are one of the most common processed foods that are consumed on the planet. Countries like China, Indonesia, Japan and now Thailand are the highest consumers of instant noodles in the world, according to an estimation published by the World Instant Noodle Association. One of the main attractions of instant noodles by far is the cheap price and the low amount of calories found in ce...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 14, 2019  4 years ago
Dental and medical researchers from UConn School of Medicine in a study have confirmed that oral health is a critical component to overall health for all ages, but especially more important for the elderly. In a review article recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, the authors outline the potential complications that can arise from poor oral hygiene in...
Source: Thailand Medical News & American Academy of Ophthalmology  Oct 13, 2019  4 years ago
New Study Confirms Earlier Reports That Elmiron, A Drug Used To Treat Bladder Conditions Linked To Serious Retinal Damage Of The Eye.     Elmiron, the brand name for Pentosan, which is sodium pentosan polysulfate (PPS), a prescription medication that has been used to treat pain caused by interstitial cystitis, commonly known as “painful bladder syndrome” for decades. T...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 12, 2019  4 years ago
A medical study by the Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa offers a new insight on how ovarian cancer forms and suggests how it might be prevented. The findings of that study is the first to show that the natural stiffening of the ovaries called fibrosis occurs with age. It also suggests that the diabetes drug metformin may be able to halt this process. The study was published in Cli...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 10, 2019  4 years ago
The ASCO Breakthrough Summit 2019 which is a global event showcasing oncology innovations will be opened in Bangkok tomorrow and will be last for three days. The Breakthrough summit will showcase the latest in cancer care and highlight how rapidly evolving science, technology and research are transforming cancer care with new treatments and therapies. Featuring a host of distinguished spea...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 10, 2019  4 years ago
Taking into consideration Thailand’s current position as a Medical Hub of the Asia Pacific region coupled with the Thai Government’s Economic and Social Digitization Initiative ie Thailand 4.0. , HMISS has announced the intention to enter into a Memorandum Of Undertanding (MOU) with True Digital Group, a subsidiary of True Corporation , a leading communications conglomerate in Thailand...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 10, 2019  4 years ago
It’s a billion dollar market out there with fake claims to keep your baby’s skin and heath as perfect as possible. The unsurprising irony is that none of these baby skincare products is necessary. Your baby’s skin is far better off with minimal intervention. The fewer soaps, shampoos, lotions and products that one apply to the little one’s incredible new skin, the healthier...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 10, 2019  4 years ago
The Findings Of A Research Study That Was Published By The Annals Of Internal Medicine, A Journal Of The America College Of Physicians Is Now Thought To Be Tainted As One Of The Authors Has Been Linked To The Meat Industry.     A new scandal is emerging in the medical circles after a research that claimed all previous studies linking red meat to diseases such as cancer and heart disease...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 07, 2019  4 years ago
Globally, pulmonary embolism​ or PE, a blood clot lodged in one of the pulmonary arteries in the lungs, is the third leading cause of cardiovascular-related deaths.Typically are treated with anticoagulants (commonly known as blood thinners) but of late the rise of  the use of new interventional devices that remove or dissolve clots in the lungs has significantly increased in recent years. H...
Thailand Medical News Editorial  Oct 06, 2019  4 years ago
Thailand is one of the few countries in the world where antibiotics are not properly controlled by the public healthcare authorities or the various medical organization. Though its not an OTC (over the counter) drug, you can still walk into any pharmacy and ask for any antibiotic and the pharmacists on duty will not even wink an eye and ask you what you are planning to take it for. Even worst, Tha...
A Thailand Medical News Exclusive  Oct 04, 2019  4 years ago
More studies needed especially on its unknown effects on human health. On an average 62 percent of the words population is carrying the herpes  virus according to WHO with a rate of  35 million new infections per year! In Thailand, its estimated that about 84 percent of the population is carrying the virus. Though most people only know that it is a sexually transmitted disease that erupt...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 03, 2019  4 years ago
Cohort study by Harvard University, Boston University and Columbia University shows that aspirin lessens the effects of air pollution on lung function. Considering the air pollution levels that most parts of Thailand is facing at moment due to forest fires from Indonesia which is also affecting Malaysia and Singapore as well, the latest medical findings might provide some relieve in the sense that...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Oct 03, 2019  4 years ago
A study involving thousands of patients with severe asthma by the Amsterdam University Medical Centre found that more than a third of them are taking harmful doses of oral steroids. The study was presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress that is currently ongoing in Spain. A majority of these patients could avoid taking oral steroids by improving their adhere...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 02, 2019  4 years ago
To some the topic might seem a laughing matter but the sad truth, in 2018 alone there was 167 deaths reported due to botched penis enlargements surgeries in China and India. . These were cases that were reported, there are hundreds more that are not.  98 of them were foreigners going there for the procedures off which 23 were Caucasian males, showing that the issues are not confined to Asian ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 02, 2019  4 years ago
Researchers from the Faculty of Medicine, Naresuan University have been selected as the finalists for two categories at the Prestigious Asia Pacific HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare 2019 Awards which are held annually. The awards are recognitions to organizations that have effectively used information and technology to successfully improve quality of health and care and patient safety.T here ar...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 02, 2019  4 years ago
Unknown to many, fructose is not just used extensively in the processed foods industry but also in the common foods found in bakeries, dessert shops, restaurants and even street foods. Fructose contrary to common thinking, it not just used for its sweeting properties rather it is used as a food enhancer to improve the properties of foods. Hence fructose can be found in all your various sauces at y...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 01, 2019  4 years ago
Medical Researchers from University of California and Harvard University have demonstrated for the first time that cooking food fundamentally alters the microbiomes of both animal models and humans, a finding with implications both for optimizing our microbial health and for understanding how cooking may have altered the evolution of the our microbiomes during human prehistory. The recent study ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 01, 2019  4 years ago
Last week at a Medical briefing at a Medtech event, we were told by a told by an Asst Professor from Chulalongkorn University that between one out of four to five taxi drivers in Thailand are infected with Tuberculosis .(TB) . We were originally skeptical of the figure and tried doing some digging around with various agencies and research entities and organizations. The data we obtained was somewh...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Sep 30, 2019  4 years ago
Editorial  H.E. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha should be praised for the leadership of drafting this declaration and pushing it globally at the UN. H.E. PM Prayut Chan-O-Cha played a very important global role in supporting the UN and World Health Organization ‘s push to have all member countries of the UN adopt the Universal Healthcare Coverage for all their citizens by 2030 in the...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 29, 2019  4 years ago
Thailand Gastroenterology Ulcerative colitis(UC) is one of many immune-mediated diseases with a rising prevalence globally. Previously there were no treatments available to cure the condition but recently a number of drugs were introduced. However researchers from Mount Sinai conducted two separate clinical trials to evaluate three specific biologic agents: adalimumab, vedolizumab, and ustekinuma...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 28, 2019  4 years ago
New Study Shows Energy  Efficient Washing Machines Are Totally Bad When It Comes To Caring For the Health Of Your Loved Ones.   A study by researchers from the University Of Bonn, Germany has revealed that has lower temperatures used in 'energy saver' washing machines may not be killing all pathogens and are in fact not only being reservoirs but can help spread the bacteria. The ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 28, 2019  4 years ago
Thailand Flu Typically in Thailand unlike most temperate countries, the flu season comes twice a year once in around January to March and the second during July to October, however for this year, the flu season is expected to start late in October and prolong into the cooler months of December or even merge with the next season.   According to statistical data, in the first flu season of th...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 28, 2019  4 years ago
Thailand Health Supplements. Studies undertaken by medical researchers from the University Of Arizona have showed that a longterm dietary intakes of choline holds the propects to prevent Alzheimer's disease (AD). Choline is a relatively safe and easy to consume nutrient that is naturally present in some foods and can be used as a dietary supplement. The team at the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerat...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Sep 27, 2019  4 years ago
Thailand Neurodegenerative Diseases Despite affecting an estimated 26 million people worldwide, Lewy body dementia(LBD) is still relatively unfamiliar to the public and even to most doctors.   If Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases teamed up to combine their most unpleasant features, the result might look a lot like Lewy Body Dementia, a progressive, in...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 26, 2019  4 years ago
Thailand Infectious Diseases The first extensively drug-resistant (XDR) strain of Salmonella typhimurium, called ST313 sublineage II.1, has evolved in the African Continent and is slowly spreading towards other worldwide locations. This new form of bacterial infection fails to respond to any of the antibiotics that are commonly used except for ciprofloxacin. But what is alarming is that ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 25, 2019  4 years ago
Thailand Hypertension/High Blood Pressure The number of individuals globally suffering from high blood pressure is growing at a very rapid rate. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a risk factor for stroke, heart disease and other dangerous conditions including kidney diseases and also certain neurodegenerative issues, but it offers no early warning signs or physical symptoms. It is very imp...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 24, 2019  4 years ago
Expressing your real feelings is not only healthy for your mental health, but it could also be critical for your physical health. A new study from conducted by researchers from University Of Pittsburgh associates selfsilencing (inhibiting one’s self-expression) with greater carotid plaque buildup which could ultimately lead to a stroke and other cardiovascular problems or even death.  ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 24, 2019  4 years ago
The Trial and also emerging reports will tarnish France’s Medical and Pharmaceutical Industries and its credibility. Areas including its medical research, medical devices and biotech sectors will also suffer a major blow.     A major legal trial involving pharmaceutical firm Servier for causing the deaths of thousands of patients and also the French drug regulator, the Agence Nati...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 24, 2019  4 years ago
A study conducted by medical researchers from the University of Surrey have discovered that a natural antioxidant , epigallocatechin (EGCG) commonly found in green tea can help eliminate antibiotic resistant bacteria. The findings  of  the study was published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology. The study found that epigallocatechin (EGCG) can restore the activity of aztreonam, an a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 23, 2019  4 years ago
Mark Punyanitya, a Thai by birth and currently a US National is a globally recognized medical researcher that has published more than 46 research papers on body composition imaging and its applications in various therapeutic areas. A Biomedical Engineer with advanced degrees in Applied Physiology & Applied Clinical Trials, Mark has more than 20 years of experience overseeing global and multi-c...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 22, 2019  4 years ago
Researchers from St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto have discovered that certain drugs used to treat retinal eye diseases are excreted into breast milk, raising possible safety concerns for developing infants. The medications in the spotlight was ranibizumab (trade name Lucentis) and aflibercept (trade name Eylea.) Medications Containing Anti-VEGFs Can Affect An Infant’s Devel...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 22, 2019  4 years ago
With lesser regulatory controls and a more conducive environment for research, China is stepping ahead of the gene-editing game and is now doing extensive research and trials in using the CRISPR Gene-editing platform to find possible cures for a variety of diseases and ailments including a recent trial in which gene-editing was applied to try to cure a patient who had HIV and also leukemia. Though...
Thailand Medical News  Sep 20, 2019  4 years ago
Thailand Medical Industry over the last few years has earned itself a pride as being among the best and the cheapest places in the world for a variety of medical procedures and treatments. With the most number of JCI accredited hospitals with international standards never seen elsewhere and the most number of specialized  doctors  and the cheapest drug costs in the world, even surpassing...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 19, 2019  4 years ago
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Philippines free from the wild polio virus in 2000, seven years after its last case was monitored in the country. But new cases are emerging just this week in two areas inclu