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Latests Medical News from around the world and also Thailand, bringing you updates, discoveries, studies and findings on various aspects and diseases in the medical world. Most of these articles are not only meant for Doctors In Thailand or Hospitals In Thailand but also for any patients or health conscious individuals wanting to know more.
Source: U.S. Medical News  Jan 06, 2021  2 years ago
U.S. Medical News: It was reported that ambulances in Los Angeles and elsewhere in California are now stopping to transport some patients due to strain on hospitals as result of an exponential surge in COVID-19 cases.   In Los Angeles, ambulance workers have been told to stop transporting some patients with extremely low survival chances to hospital, and to limit oxygen use, as record COVID...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine News:  Jan 06, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 Vaccine News: About 9 hours ago, the Norwegian Medicines Agency announced that two inmates in a nursing home died few days after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine made by the American pharmaceutical company Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech that is owned by a Turkish muslim national, Uğur Şahin.  https://legemiddelverket.no/nyheter/dodsfall-hos-sykehjemsbeboere-etter-koronavaksinerin...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Updates  Jan 06, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 Clinical Updates: A new silico study by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) identifies the dynamics of the different COVID-19 phenotypes for optimizing clinical management and using better therapeutic strategies.   A unique feature of COVID-19 is its extreme heterogeneity ie illness ranges from minimally symptomatic to life threatening. This heterogeneity is a res...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jan 05, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: Scientists from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston in a new detailed interactome study between the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and human host cells have identified 437 human proteins as high-confidence interacting proteins.   Host-virus protein-protein interaction is the key component of the SARS-CoV-2 lifecycle.   The study team conducted a comp...
Source: UK COVID-19 News  Jan 05, 2021  2 years ago
UK COVID-19 News : The COVID-19 crisis in Britain is fast escalating and the UK healthcare system might witness a total collapse if things do not improve in the next few days. Already hospitals are overflowing and more than 58,000 new COVID-19 infections were reported in the last 24 hours along with 407 COVID-19 Deaths. To date, the United Kingdom has now climbed up to the fifth position in terms ...
Source: Pharma News  Jan 05, 2021  2 years ago
Pharma News: Florida based AzurRx BioPharma, a company specializing in the development of non-systemic therapies for gastrointestinal (GI) diseases has announced that it has signed an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with First Wave Bio, Inc for the use of their patented and proprietary oral and rectal formulations of niclosamide for the treatment of immune checkpoint inhibitor-as...
Source: 2021 COVID-19  Jan 04, 2021  2 years ago
For those thinking 2020 was a bad year and that 2021 would be much better. Think again. Cast aside all these talks by clueless individuals saying that businesses and even tourism will bounce back this year. Be prepared for meltdowns in the financial and stock markets and in the worst scenario, there could even be a time when even currencies, gold and even bitcoins might not have any worth as compa...
Source: Influenza News  Jan 03, 2021  2 years ago
Influenza News: A new study by researchers from University of Michigan School of Public Health-U.S., University of Washington School of Public Health-U.S., Jorma Gallen-Kallela Memorial Research Library-Finland and the Keck School of Medicine-University of Southern California-U.S. have found that cadmium is linked to more severe outcomes in influenza and pneumonia infections and also possibly even...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jan 03, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: Indian scientists from the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Trivandrum, Kerala-INDIA along with researchers from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School-USA and Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center-USA have in a recent computational study implicated a dysregulated vitamin D pathway in the pathobiology of the infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and opened the doo...
Source: Vaccine News  Jan 03, 2021  2 years ago
Vaccine News: Israeli’s Hadashot 13 TV News Channel has reported yesterday that more than 240 Israelis who had been earlier vaccinated with the Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine still tested positive for the COVID-19 disease.   The mass vaccination against COVID-19 began in Israel at the end of December, with Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Rivlin receiving the first doses o...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies  Jan 02, 2021  2 years ago
SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies: A study by scientists from the University of Oxford involving UK healthcare workers shows how antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 infection can wane over time, depending on age, previous symptoms and ethnicity.   SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibody measurements can be used to estimate the proportion of a population exposed or infected and may be informative about the risk of future ...
Source: Coronavirus News  Jan 02, 2021  2 years ago
Coronavirus News: A detailed autopsy study conducted by the U.S. National Institutes of Health has alarmingly uncovered hallmarks of damage caused by thinning and leaky brain blood vessels in tissue samples from COVID-19 patients who died shortly after contracting the disease. However, the researchers saw no signs of SARS-CoV-2 in the tissue samples, suggesting the damage was not caused by a dir...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jan 02, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: A new study published in the peer reviewed journal: Journal of Translational Autoimmunity indicates that pathogenic priming plays a part in COVID-19 disease severity and mortality via autoimmunity. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2589909020300186   Importantly homology between human and viral proteins is an established factor in viral- or vaccine-induce...
Source: COVID-19 Symptoms  Dec 31, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Symptoms: According to researchers and medical professionals, a majority of recovering COVID-19 patients and also those undergoing Long COVID conditions will also end up suffering from parosmia with frequent experiences of foul and disgusting smells. This condition can last for weeks or even months. Although anosmia  or loss of smell is a coronavirus symptom, but some with long COVI...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Dec 31, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Drugs: A new study by researchers from the University Of Cincinnati warns against the use of the overpriced U.S. FDA approved remdesivir drug and in situations when it is being still used, extra caution and monitoring need to be observed as the drug exhibits drug interactions with numerous drugs and increases toxicity.   The study findings were published in the peer reviewed journa...
Source: COVID-19 Immuno-Genetics  Dec 30, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Immuno-Genetics: A new study by researchers from University of Edinburgh-UK shows that genes could be key to new COVID-19 treatments.   Potential treatments for COVID-19 have been identified after the discovery of five genes associated with the most severe form of the disease.   The study findings were published in the peer reviewed journal: Nature Communications. https://www....
Source: COVID-19 Research  Dec 30, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: A new study by researchers from the Seville Institute of Biomedicine-Spain, the University Hospitals Virgen del Rocío y Macarena-Spain and University of Seville-Spain have found that silent hypoxemia or the lack of blood oxygenation detected in numerous COVID-19 patients is possibly due to carotid bodies being infected by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The carotid bodies (C...
Source: COVID-19 News  Dec 30, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 News: A new study by scientists specializing in high-altitude diseases from the High Altitude Pulmonary and Pathology Institute (IPPA)-Bolivia have proposed a new hypothesis that states that pneumolysis and not cytokines storms are what are that are causing lung damage in COVID-19 patients.   This new findings challenges all initial assumptions about the pathogenesis and disease pr...
Source: Virus News  Dec 30, 2020  2 years ago
Virus News: Scientists from University of Alabama have in a new study found that individuals recovering from COVID-19 exhibit sustained cellular immune dysregulation.   To date it has been found that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus causes a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations and significant mortality.   Research investigating underlying immune characteristics is needed to understand d...
Source: Metformin-COVID-19  Dec 29, 2020  2 years ago
Metformin-COVID-19: The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists in a recent published clinical case report warns that diabetes patients taking SGLT2 Inhibitors to manage their diabetes may develop rare and sometimes serious complications upon contracting COVID-19.   SGLT2 inhibitors are a class of prescription medicines that are FDA-approved for use with diet and exercise to ...
Source: Influenza News  Dec 29, 2020  2 years ago
Influenza News: Researchers from the University of Chicago  and Icahn School of Medicine-Mount Sinai in a new study found that an individuals's antibody response to influenza viruses is dramatically shaped by their pre-existing immunity, and that the quality of this response differs in individuals who are vaccinated or naturally infected. Their results highlight the importance of receivin...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Dec 28, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: Scientists from IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute-Spain, Dentaid Research Center-Cerdanyola del Vallès, Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP)-Badalona, and the Central University of Catalonia have discovered through in vitro studies that cetylpyridinium chloride, found in most mouthwashes, lowers infectivity of SARS-CoV-2 likely by inhibiting viral fusion w...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Variants  Dec 28, 2020  2 years ago
SARS-CoV-2 Variants: A new study by researchers from CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB)-India, Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), CSIR-HRDC Ghaziabad-India and the Kurnool Medical College-India have identified 19 New SARS-CoV-2 variants in India with one possessing the N440K Mutation. All of these strains have human host immune evading mechanisms. ...
Source: COVID-19 News  Dec 27, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 News: Don’t you just like it when COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers, researchers and American and British journalists under the payroll of Pharmaceutical giants, certain news wire agencies and also clueless health authorities around the world making public statements that the current COVID-19 vaccines will not be affected by the emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants despite some having as much ...
Source: Vaccine News  Dec 26, 2020  2 years ago
Vaccine News: Individuals who have cosmetic facial fillers be it in their lips, nose, eye contours or elsewhere in their face will likely develop swellings and inflammation on those areas after having a dose of the Moderna’s vaccine.   This was observed during initial clinical trials and also in certain individuals as the vaccines rolled out   Also the U.S.FDA advisory committee ...
Source: COVID-19 Study  Dec 25, 2020  2 years ago
A new COVID-19 Study by scientist from McMaster University-Canada, Beijing Institute of Technology-China and Columbia University- USA has revealed that that SARS-CoV-2 spike and antibody binding strength and hydrogen bonds quantity are temperature dependent.   In their abstract, the study team said that the global efforts so far against the COVID-19 pandemic relies strongly on the human def...
Source: COVID-19 In 2021  Dec 25, 2020  2 years ago
As the year comes to an end, we have been having so much “garbage” spewing from the mouths of individuals who either have no clue what brewing with regards to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus or are maybe are just trying to inject in some optimism to prevent social unrest.   In mid of 2020, we had so called authorities who said that tourism and businesses will pick up at end of the ye...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 25, 2020  2 years ago
For the past few weeks we have been constantly been bombarded with half-baked research studies mostly by greedy researchers or institutions that are often funded directly or indirectly by the U.S. Government agencies like NIH, CDC etc or by the pharmaceutical and biotech companies that have a vested interested in the current vaccines and antibody therapeutics making claims that antibodies provide ...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Variant  Dec 24, 2020  2 years ago
The Africa CDC has reported that another new SARS-CoV-2 variant has emerged in Nigeria and is working on defining the mutations on the genomic structure of the new variant.   On Thursday, Africa's top public health official, the head of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr John Nkengasong told media, "It's a separate lineage from the UK and South Africa.&qu...
Source: B.1.1.7 UK Variant  Dec 24, 2020  2 years ago
Some of the mutations on the B.1.1.7 U.K. variant are actually the result of neutralizing antibodies induced spike protein mutations and warrants concerns according to a new study led by scientist from University of Cambridge that is published on a preprint server and is currently being peer reviewed. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.12.05.20241927v2   SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein i...
Source: COVID-19 News  Dec 23, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 News:  Austrian researchers from the University of Vienna, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Kaiser Franz Josef Hospital-Vienna and the Medical University of Innsbruck have in a new study alarmingly discovered that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that that is causing the COVID-19 pandemic are undergoing strategic mutations that affect the host immune capacity to recognize and combat the patho...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Care  Dec 23, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Clinical Care: A new study by medical scientists from Rutgers University shows that hospitalized COVID-19 patients who had secondary blood infections typically developed disease severity and  were significantly sicker upon hospital admission, had longer hospital stays and poorer outcomes.   This is the first study to date to assess the microbiology, risk factors and outcomes i...
Source: UK Variant B.1.1.7  Dec 23, 2020  2 years ago
The U.S. CDC updated its site with details of the emerging SARS-CoV-2 Variant VOC 202012/01 (Also known as B.1.1.7) along with possible implications.   The CDC site indicated that the current COVID-19 Vaccines approved by the U.S. FDA ie Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines might not be able to offer protection against this new variant! https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/sc...
Source: COVID-19 Herbs  Dec 22, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Herbs: Researchers from the Medical University Duisburg-Essen-Germany, Ruhr University Bochum-Germany and the Institute for Virology at the University Hospital Essen-Germany have in a new vitro study demonstrated that the phytochemical Glycyrrhizin extracted from licorice root is able to inhibit the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.   The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the causative pathogen that c...
Source: U.S. Medical News  Dec 22, 2020  2 years ago
U.S. Medical News: As of today, more than 18 million Americans have contracted the COVID-19 disease, of which more than 85 per cent of them are going to have to endure some kind of long term health complication. More than 320,000 Americans have died from the disease, disrupting and causing grief to many families and loved ones.   When the COVID-19 crisis first started in China and during th...
Source: COVID-19 News  Dec 21, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 News: Physicians from the Department of Pediatrics, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago- Illinois report a case the first documented case so far of a 14 month year old boy contracting Laryngotracheitis (Croup) as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection.   Laryngotracheobronchitis, commonly called as Croup, also known as  is a type of respiratory infection&nbs...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Dec 21, 2020  2 years ago
Thailand Coronavirus News: Local transmissions of COVID-19 are increasing in Thailand after the initial reported cases in Samut Sakhon province. Myanmar Workers at Samut Sakhon made to queue up in public to take COVID-19 tests without any social distancing etc!   Samut Sakhon: The first patient of this outbreak was a 68 year old Thai woman who has never gone out of the country, meaning the ...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Variants   Dec 21, 2020  2 years ago
SARS-CoV-2 Variants: Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Thailand Medical News has been calling for careful monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 mutation strains emerging. However we were constantly ridiculed by certain so called ‘experts ‘including one from the University College London who is under the payroll of numerous pharmaceutical companies and whose very own colleagues are now r...
Source: News-COVID-19  Dec 20, 2020  2 years ago
News-COVID-19: A new study by researchers from University Of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) may help explain as to why the risk of strokes is greatly increased in SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infected individuals. In the last few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the incidence of strokes has greatly risen and in many countries, excess deaths has been attributed to an increase in strokes. Stroke manifestat...
Source: Thailand COVID-19 News  Dec 19, 2020  2 years ago
Thailand COVID-19 News: Thai health officials from the CSSA (Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration) made a shocking announcement on Saturday December 19th at about 9pm Bangkok time that there were a total of 548 new confirmed cases of local transmission of COVID-19 in Thailand at Samut Sakhon province. Myanmar Migrant Workers Sorting Seafood At Samut Sakhon   What was shocking was no...
Source: Preprints-COVID-19  Dec 19, 2020  2 years ago
Preprints-COVID-19: Currently on a daily average there are about almost 140 research studies being published on numerous preprint servers but many do not even get the attention of science or medical journals unless they can afford the high fees charged by some of these journals or they have the backing of huge pharmaceutical companies behind them or have access to the right contacts as there is a ...
Source: COVID-19 News  Dec 19, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 News: A new research by scientists from the University of California Riverside, University of Zurich, McGill University-Montreal, University of California-San Diego  and Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope has discovered that the autoimmune PTPN2 risk variant rs1893217 gene found in most individuals with autoimmune diseases including Inflammatory bowel disease IBD, rheuma...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Mutations  Dec 19, 2020  2 years ago
A new SARS-CoV-2 mutation strain that exhibits spike deletion mutations ΔH69/ΔV70 is fast becoming prevalent and is not only able  only escape human host immune recognition but could well also be resistant to various types of antibodies according to a new research by scientists from the University College London, University of Cambridge and the University of Glasgow Centre for Vir...
Source: Coronavirus News  Dec 18, 2020  2 years ago
Coronavirus News: A new study by researchers from the University of Utah and the University of California-Davis shows that SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus like particles are highly sensitive to temperature increases and thrives in cooler temperatures.   The SARS-CoV-2 is a novel coronavirus which has caused the COVID-19 pandemic. Other known coronaviruses show a strong pattern of seasonality, with t...
Source: Cancer Drugs  Dec 18, 2020  2 years ago
Cancer Drugs: Pembrolizumab, an immunotherapy drug has been recently approved by the U.S. FDA  as a first-line treatment for patients with certain types of advanced colorectal cancer. This is the 9th FDA approval supported by Stand Up To Cancer® (SU2C) research. Individuals newly diagnosed with advanced or metastatic microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) or mismatch repair deficient (d...
Source: COVID-19 News  Dec 18, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 News: Scientists from Yale Medical School have made yet another alarming discovery that the human host’s blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) are able to harbor the SARS-CoV-2 genome with implications for viral persistence and dangers to various human organs over time.   Various different viruses infect circulating mononuclear cells to disseminate infection to diverse organs. Blood...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Dec 18, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Drugs: The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is currently taking a toll on numerous countries around the world with daily global infection rates now surpassing 700,000 and daily COVID-19 deaths now exceeding 13,000 (On December 16th new records were reported with more than 725,950 COVID-19 infections in 24 hours and 13,558 COVID-19 deaths).   As of Friday, (9am Bangkok time), th...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Dec 18, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: Scientists from Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System-Seattle, University of Washington School of Medicine- Seattle and Oregon Health & Science University-Portland have in a new study demonstrated that the spike or S protein of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is able to penetrate and cross the blood-brain barrier in mice models indicating that it is most probably able t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 17, 2020  2 years ago
A new study by researchers from Washington University School of Medicine- Saint Louis, Missouri has found that the surface proteins on sars-cov-2 virus modifies expression of key cytokines and chemokines in cell lines, inducing induce interferon-dependent inflammation.   According to the study team, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that has caused the COVID-19 pandemic, robustly activates the host imm...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 17, 2020  2 years ago
According to a new study led by scientist from the University of Manchester –UK, previously healthy children infected with COVID-19 can develop severe neurological complications.   The CNS manifestations of COVID-19 in children have primarily been described in case reports, which limit the ability to appreciate the full spectrum of the disease in pediatric patients.   This study ...
Source: Vaccine News  Dec 17, 2020  2 years ago
Vaccine News: An American health worker from Alaska had a serious allergic reaction after getting a Pfizer Inc and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine shot and was hospitalized, but is now stable, U.S. public health authorities said on Wednesday.   The health worker with no known allergies suffered adverse reaction minutes after taking the Pfizer shot on Tuesday.   Similar cases were rep...
Source: COVID-19 News  Dec 17, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 News: A new study by researchers from Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research-Cambridge, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering-Harvard University, Department of Biology-Massachusetts Institute of Technology  and the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences-Harvard University have alarmingly discovered that the SARS-CoV-2 RNA is reverse-transcribed...
Source: Supplements For COVID-19  Dec 17, 2020  2 years ago
Supplements For COVID-19: A new study by researchers from CIRI (Centre International de Recherche en Infectiologie)-France and the  University Hospital of St-Etienne-France have shown that copper gluconate is able to inhibit SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection n vitro and has the potential to be used as a supplement to help in controlling COVID-19 infections in the role as an adjuvant.   ...
Source: Diabetes News  Dec 16, 2020  2 years ago
Diabetes News: Australian researchers led by the University of Adelaide that involved six specialist centers across Australia have in the largest randomized trial ever conducted investigating testosterone treatment shown that, over and above the effect of a lifestyle program, treatment with testosterone prevents or reverses newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes in men.   Men who are overweight or ...
Source: Vaccine News  Dec 16, 2020  2 years ago
Vaccine News: A new preliminary study led by researchers from Oxford University and includes scientists from University College London, Université de Strasbourg-France and University of Birmingham-UK shows that a natural compound called spermidine, which helps immune cells self-clean, may improve vaccine protection in older adults.   According to the study abstract, older adults are ...

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