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Source: COVID-19 News  Oct 15, 2022  2 months ago
COVID-19 News: Germany’s Health Minister German Karl Lauterbach media on Friday that he favors and advocates requiring mask-wearing indoors, a measure that has largely faded in Germany except on public transport, in medical facilities and care homes.   He also urged the 16 states in the country to consider stepping up their COVID-19 prevention and safety measures as cases rise in the ...
Source: Medical News - SARS-CoV-2 - Brain  Oct 14, 2022  2 months ago
A new study by researchers from the University of California-Davis, USA involving animal models such as the Rhesus Macaques has found that SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is able to infect the neurons of the brain and induce inflammation.   SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the etiologic agent of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), can induce a plethora of neurological complications in some patients.   ...
Source: Medical News - COVID-19 -HIV  Oct 14, 2022  2 months ago
A new study led by researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found that HIV patients with moderately low CD4 cell counts risk severe breakthrough COVID-19 infections.   The study team said that understanding the severity of postvaccination SARS-CoV-2 (ie, COVID-19) breakthrough illness among individuals with HIV (PWH) can inform vaccine guidelines and risk-reducti...
Source: Sponsored Content  Oct 13, 2022  2 months ago
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Source: COVID-19 News  Oct 13, 2022  2 months ago
COVID-19 News: A new study by researchers from the University Of Michigan-USA has found that cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors such as age, smoking and diabetes increase the risk of COVID-19 mortality and not preexisting cardiovascular disease itself!   The study findings showed that the occurrence of myocardial injury, regardless of preexisting CVD, and its association with outcomes...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs - Paxlovid  Oct 13, 2022  2 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Leading cardiologists and physicians from various hospitals and medical centers across the state of Massachusetts-USA have issued a warning of adverse drug interactions especially involving heart medications in COVID-19 patients treated with Paxlovid (Nirmatrelvir/Ritonavir).   The team of specialists from Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Research  Oct 13, 2022  2 months ago
SARS-CoV-2 Research: A new study has found that SARS-CoV-2 mediated dysregulation in cell signaling events are actually driving COVID-19 severity.   In a normal setting, in order to eradicate the illness, an immune response balanced against an unknown pathogen is essential.   Typically, a cascade of cell signaling events is immediately activated upon sensing the presence of SARS-CoV-2 ...
Source: Long COVID  Oct 12, 2022  2 months ago
A new study by researchers from University of Birmingham-UK has found that SARS-CoV-2 infections can also trigger a variety of immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDS) especially type 1 diabetes mellitus, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and psoriasis.   The aim of the study was to assess whether there is an association between SARS CoV-2 infection and the incidence of immune mediated ...
Source: Long COVID  Oct 12, 2022  2 months ago
A study by Harvard researchers involving humoral immune profiling has discovered that immunity to non-COVID-19 endemic coronaviruses may play a role in who develops PASC (Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19) commonly known as Long COVID!   The study team comprised scientists from Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard-USA, Brigham and Women’s Hospital-Boston, Massachusetts General Hospi...
Source: Pharma News - Metformin - Atrial Fibrillation  Oct 12, 2022  2 months ago
A new study by researcher from Cleveland Clinic, Ohio-USA And Northwestern University-Illinois-USA has found that the common generic drug used to treat type 2 diabetes..metformin, can be used to treat atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an irregular and often very rapid heart rhythm (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots in the heart. AF increases the risk of stroke, heart failure...
Source; Medical News - Liver Cancer  Oct 12, 2022  2 months ago
A new study by researchers from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, Ohio -USA and the U.S. National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Maryland-USA has found that diets high in processed fiber could increase risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a type of liver cancer.   The study also involved researchers from Georgia State University, Atlanta-US...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs -Glutamine, Pyruvate, Rosiglitazone, Arginine, 2-DG  Oct 11, 2022  2 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs: A new breakthrough study by researchers from the Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University-China and Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen-China has found that glutamine and pyruvate supplementation, and also the drug diabetic drug Rosiglitazone can reduce and prevent cytokine upregulation hyperinflammation as result of inflammation in macrophages induced by the SARS-...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs - Metformin  Oct 11, 2022  2 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Spanish researchers and physicians have in a new study found that the diabetic drug Metformin (Glucophage) lowers the risk of disease severity and fatal outcomes in diabetic patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The study involved medical researchers from the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona-Spain, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona-Spain and Fundació Institu...
Source: Medical News - COVID-19 Research  Oct 10, 2022  2 months ago
When Thailand Medical News contacted many researchers and labs that had been involved last year and early this year with studies on the properties, characteristics and pathogenesis of the SARS-CoV-2 Delta and early Omicron variants to see if they had any updates on the latest emerging Omicron sub-lineages, we were shocked to find that most had already stopped such research since June and July 2022...
Source: COVID-19 News - Women Reproductive Health  Oct 10, 2022  2 months ago
COVID-19 News: A review study conducted by researchers from the Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiological Sciences at the American University of Beirut-Lebanon and from the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore-USA has found that systemic inflammation triggered by COVID-19 infections affects female reproductive health in a variety of ways. &nb...
Source: COVID-19 Medical Devices  Oct 09, 2022  2 months ago
COVID-19 Medical Devices: Researchers and scientists from The Institute for Biomedical Engineering & Nano Science at Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai-China have developed a new face mask that detects the specific type of respiratory virus that is in close proximity and in surrounding environment and alerts the user via a smartphone app. The new face masks are capable of identifyi...
Source: Medical News - New Omicron Sub-lineages  Oct 09, 2022  2 months ago
During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw that it was the elderly and those with existing comorbidities like high blood pressure, cardiac issues and diabetes that were more susceptible to the disease severity and mortality risk of SARS-CoV-2 infections. Most of the young especially babies and young kids were spared from the original Wuhan wildtype strain and also from the early varian...
Please Refer To Correction Notice Below  Oct 09, 2022  2 months ago
UPDATES: 10th Novermber 2022 Singapore Health Authorities have informed media in Singapore that the local data and reports from hospitals show that the XBB variant does not cause any disease severity and that the current infections and hospitalization rates in Singapore are not rising exponentially and that as of Tuesday, there are only 11 Covid-19 patients under intensive care and 50 needing ox...
Source: COVID-19 Crisis In Germany  Oct 08, 2022  2 months ago
COVID-19 Crisis In Germany: While the German government continues to downplay the seriousness of the current COVID-19 crisis, daily COVID-19 cases are going up with more than 174,112 new COVID-19 cases reported for just the 6th Of October along with 117 new COVID-19 deaths. https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Situationsberichte/Okt_2022/2022-10-07-en.pdf?__blob=publication...
Source: COVID-19 Immunology  Oct 08, 2022  2 months ago
COVID-19 Immunology: A new study by Greek researchers from Kapodistrian University of Athens, Evangelismos General Hospital-Greece and the Institute for Bioinnovation-Greece has found that the upregulation of CD55 complement regulator in distinct PBMC subpopulations of COVID-19 patients is associated with suppression of interferon responses.   The complement system, also known as complement...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Research - Medical News  Oct 08, 2022  2 months ago
A new study by researchers from University of Maryland School of Medicine-USA and the J. Craig Venter Institute-USA has found that aside from the spike proteins, the various SARS-CoV-2 accessory proteins also play key roles in pathogenesis and in COVID-19 disease severity with mutations in them contributing to different clinical presentations.   The continued COVID-19 surges with the emerge...
Source: Medical News -SARS-CoV-2 Research  Oct 08, 2022  2 months ago
A new study led by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia-USA has found that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus utilizes histone mimicry to disrupt host epigenetic regulation in order to disarm host immune responses.   The study findings showed that the SARS-CoV-2 protein encoded by ORF8 (ORF8) functions as a histone mimic of the ARKS motifs in histone H3 to disrupt host cell...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Intestinal Ischemia  Oct 07, 2022  2 months ago
SARS-CoV-2 Intestinal Ischemia: Unknown to many, SARS-CoV-2 infections also causes intestinal ischemia in many and very often it is a sign of disease severity and also increases the risk of mortality.   Intestinal ischemia describes a variety of conditions that occur when blood flow to the intestines decreases. Ischemia can be due to a fully or partially blocked blood vessel, usually a...
Source: Cardiology News  Oct 07, 2022  2 months ago
Cardiology News: A new study led by researcher from Johns Hopkins University along with support from researchers at University of Pennsylvania has found that fat intermingling with heart scar tissue triggers ventricular arrhythmias that can be fatal!   Infiltrating adipose tissue (inFAT) has been recently found to co-localize with scar in infarcted hearts and may contribute to ventricular a...
Source: Cardiology Updates  Oct 07, 2022  2 months ago
Cardiology Updates: Researchers from the McAllister Heart Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – USA have discovered that the protein Ascl1 which is a neuronal factor is capable of healing damaged heart muscles.   The approach of direct reprogramming has revolutionized the fields of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine.   Direct reprogramming means t...
Source: UK COVID-19 News  Oct 07, 2022  2 months ago
UK COVID-19 News: The United Kingdom saw more than 224,3176 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours. https://health-study.joinzoe.com/data   The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported that about one in 65 people in England ie an estimated 857,400 individuals had COVID in the week ending 17 September, up from 766,500 people, or one in 70, the week before. An increase wa...
Source: Medical News - Viral Arthropathy - SARS-CoV-2  Oct 07, 2022  2 months ago
A study led by researchers from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville-USA and Hospital Sisters Health System-Illinois-USA has found that a high proportion of the population that has been exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus will eventually develop viral arthropathy beside myalgia.   Viral arthropathy (viral arthritis) is swelling and irritation (inflammation) of one or more joints parti...
Source: Medical News -Cardiac Issues -Mild COVID  Oct 06, 2022  2 months ago
Despite numerous warnings and even media coverage of studies regarding the long-term effects of COVID-19 on heart health, many people are still either not taking precautions to not get infected with the virus or to go for regular heart screenings after a SARS-CoV-2 infection even if it mild.   Considering that excess deaths related to COVID-19 involving heart failures is rising exponentiall...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Oct 06, 2022  2 months ago
COVID-19 Research: The research findings of a new vitro study by researchers from the University of Texas-Austin-USA using three-dimensional engineered vascular networks has validated the previous claims that SARS-CoV-2 spike protein causes endothelial vascular dysfunction. The study findings not only have various implications on Long COVID but also about the usage of prophylactics and therap...
Source: Medical News-Alzheimer's Disease  Oct 06, 2022  2 months ago
A new study led by researchers from the University of Cincinnati-USA has found that Alzheimer’s Disease is caused by low levels of a soluble protein called amyloid beta and not by amyloid plaques!   The study team also compromised researchers from Karolinska Institutet-Sweden, Texas Tech University-USA, University of Eastern Finland, University of Oxford-UK, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto ...
Source: Medical News - Pediatric Drugs  Oct 06, 2022  2 months ago
A worldwide alert has been issued over children cough and cold syrups that are made in India after more than 66 children died from these contaminated products and hundreds more were sickened by them.   The World Health Organization (WHO) issued the alert on Wednesday over four cough and cold syrups made by Maiden Pharmaceuticals in India, warning they are linked to the deaths of 66 children...
Source: B.M.1.1  Oct 05, 2022  2 months ago
Early data based on clinical observations by attending physicians from hospitals along with genomic sequencing data in United Kingdom, France and Australia shows that the two new SARS-CoV-2 variants BQ.1.1 and BM.1.1 tend to attack the endothelial cells of the gastrointestinal tract more aggressively with many patients irrespective of age or existing comorbidities exhibiting disease severity. &n...
Source: Colorectal Cancer  Oct 05, 2022  2 months ago
Researchers from Tufts University, Boston-USA has found that frequent consumption of ultra-processed foods increases the risk of colorectal cancer in men.   The researchers and doctors from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health-USA, Boston, University of São Paulo-Brazil, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Minas Geras-Brazil, Université Laval, Québec-Canada, ...
Source: Medical News - SARS-CoV-2 XBB Sub-lineage  Oct 05, 2022  2 months ago
Researchers from Peking University, Beijing in a new study have found that the new SARS-CoV-2 recombinant variant XBB is the most immune evasive strain to date that is almost comparable to the lethal SARS-CoV-1 strain that made its short debut in 2003.   The XBB sub-lineage is a recombinant variant of two highly transmissible and immune evasive sub-lineages BM.1.1.1(BA.2.75.3.1.1.1) and BJ....
Source: Medical News - Simian arteriviruses   Oct 05, 2022  2 months ago
A new U.S. NIH sponsored study has shockingly found that a primate hemorrhagic fever-causing arterivirus from Africa has acquired the necessary mutations to cross over into the human species using the CD162 receptors for cellular entry.   It should be noted that the African continent is a hub for various emerging pathogens and diseases and in fact, one theory that has not been properly expl...
Source: Medical News - SARS-CoV-2 Research  Oct 05, 2022  2 months ago
Researchers from Tel Aviv University-Israel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem-Israel and the University of Pittsburgh-USA have in a new study found that the Omicron variant decreases the human host serologic response by reducing B-Cell antigenicity.   The study findings also indicates that the emerging Omicron sub-lineages are also following a similar trajectory of viral evolution and tha...
Source: Long COVID - Premature Aging Of Lungs  Oct 04, 2022  2 months ago
Long COVID: A study by researchers from University of Oxford- United Kingdom involving a new computational technique has shockingly revealed that the lungs of Post COVID-19 individuals displayed premature aging of more than 15 years along with other lung dysfunctions!   To date, the long-term effects of COVID-19 on lung physiology remain poorly understood.   The study team utilized a n...
Source: COVID-19 News  Oct 04, 2022  2 months ago
COVID-19 News: A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Madison-USA has validated the fact that even those who have been vaccinated can still shed and spread infectious SARS-CoV-2 virions when they are infected by COVID-19. This questions the stupid practice of certain establishments including moronic convention and exhibit...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs - Evusheld - Bebtelovimab  Oct 04, 2022  2 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Thailand Medical News has been warning since the last two weeks that we are entering a very dangerous phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, one in which not only are we are going to be faced with an onslaught of more than 30 to 50 circulating new Omicron sub-lineages that are more transmissible and immune evasive but also more pathogenic. Reinfections and Co-infections are going to be th...
Source: Post-COVID Pulmonary Fibrosis  Oct 04, 2022  2 months ago
A new study led by researchers from the Department of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville-USA has found that as a result of SARS-CoV-2 infections causing a reduction in circulating monocytes, the condition of persistent Post-COVID pulmonary fibrosis arises.   Researchers from the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Medicine, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester-USA al...
Source: Medical News - COVID-19 Surges -Multiple Sublineages  Oct 03, 2022  2 months ago
For those who are trying to figure out or are looking for what is the next SARS-CoV-2 variant that is going to lead the coming surges for late Fall and Winter of 2022, they are going to be in for a surprise.   According to new emerging data, the COVID-19 pandemic shifting into a new worrisome phase that is going to make lots of things far more complicated and never anticipated.   New d...
Source: Medical News -SARS-CoV-2 Research  Oct 03, 2022  2 months ago
A new study led by researchers from the University of Chicago that involved medical scientists from the University of Pennsylvania has found that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is different from all other known Betacoronaviruses in that it only partially activates the IRE1α/XBP1 endoplasmic reticulum stress pathway.   Corresponding author, Dr Susan R. Weiss from the Department of Microbiol...
Source: Medical News - Lyme Disease  Oct 02, 2022  2 months ago
According to a report by FAIR Health, an independent nonprofit that collects data for and manages the United States’s largest database of privately billed health insurance claims, Lyme disease diagnoses in the United States have exponentially increased to over 357% in rural locations over the last 15 years! https://www.fairhealth.org/press-release/lyme-disease-diagnoses-increased-357-percent...
Source: Medical News - BA.2.75.2 - BQ.1.1  Oct 02, 2022  2 months ago
New clinical observations being reported by doctors in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany And Romania are showing that despite BA.2.75.2 and BQ.1.1 not causing the expected disease severity involving ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome) or cytokine storms etc, many of the infected are displaying strange debilitating symptoms typically not associated with COVID-19.   Some of these ne...
Source: Medical News - Children - SARS-CoV-2 Variants  Oct 01, 2022  2 months ago
In the last few weeks, the number of infants and children being admitted to hospitals due to COVID-19 severity is fast increasing in many states across the United States and worse in countries like the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, France, Denmark and Austria https://doh.wa.gov/sites/default/files/2022-02/421-019-ChildrenYouthReport.pdf   https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunit...
Source: Medical News - SARS-CoV-2 Spike Proteins  Oct 01, 2022  2 months ago
A new study involving researchers from the U.S.NIH, US. NIAID, University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health and University of Nebraska Medical Center have alarmingly found that unlike any other known coronaviruses, the SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins and S mRNAs are able to translocate into the nucleus of human host cells and contribute to pathogenesis.   The study findings have num...
Source: Cannabis News  Sep 30, 2022  2 months ago
Cannabis News: A new study by researchers from the Nanjing Medical University - China involving data from the U.S. NHANES (U.S.National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) database has alarmingly found that regular use of cannabis increases the risk of overactive bladder issues.   Numerous research has only just begun on the medical value of marijuana (cannabis) and the possible health...
Source: Medical News - SARS-CoV-2 -Heart Failure  Sep 30, 2022  2 months ago
A new study led by researchers from University of Queensland, Brisbane-Australia has found that unlike the influenza virus that only causes inflammation of the heart cells and tissues, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus goes even much further in that it also attacks the DNA of various heart cells!   This new discovery adds to many reasons as to why we are witnessing a high number of deaths in COVID...
Source: Medical News - SARS-CoV-2 - Aquatic Mammals  Sep 29, 2022  2 months ago
Italian researchers have in a new study found that cetaceans which include aquatic mammals such as whales, dolphins, and porpoises could also become infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus and could also end up as potential viral reservoirs.   As a result of such marine mammals’ demonstrated susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2, based upon the homology level of their angiotensin-converting enzyme ...
Source: Medical News - Reinfections - Coinfections  Sep 29, 2022  2 months ago
Its amazing how stupid the masses are and how many simply living in denial and are assuming that COVID-19 is over. Many of these stupids are rejoicing in the lifting of all COVID-19 safety measures and also travel restrictions without realizing that their bodies or the bodies of their loved ones could be lying in the mortuaries in coming weeks!   There are sub-groups who simply like sheep w...
Source: Medical News -SARS-CoV-2 Disrupts Endothelial Barrier  Sep 28, 2022  2 months ago
A new study by researchers from Kyoto University-Japan and Osaka University-Japan has found the detailed mechanism by which SARS-CoV-2 invades into the blood vessels.   It was found that SARS-CoV-2 from infected epithelial cells disrupts the endothelial barrier by downregulating Claudin-5 (CLDN5), a tight junction protein.   CLDN5 (Claudin 5) is a protein coding gene that contains 218 ...
Source: Thailand Medical News - SARS-CoV-2 - Enteric Infections - Food Borne  Sep 28, 2022  2 months ago
A new international meta-analysis study on published research data involving researchers from Italy, United States, Belgium, Portugal and France has found that the human gut can also serve as an alternative entry for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which past studies has shown can also be food-borne!   Hopefully, one South-East Asian country famous for stupid and fake claims of being able to cure vari...
Source: Medical News -SARS-CoV-2 Spike 346 Mutations - Immune Evasiveness  Sep 28, 2022  2 months ago
A new study by researchers from Peking University, Beijing-China has found that the spike 346 mutations found in almost all of the new emerging Omicron variants and sub-lineages are helping the SARS-CoV-2 virus escape neuralization by almost all known antibodies!   The scientists warn that the SARS-CoV-2 BA.2, BA.4 and BA.5 lineages that have been the dominant strains in most regions worldw...
Source: Medical News - SARS-CoV-2 Reinfections - Omicron  Sep 28, 2022  2 months ago
A new study by researchers from Aix Marseille University- France and the Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire Méditerranée Infection-France has found that SARS-CoV-2 Reinfections involving the various Omicron variants and sub-lineages are occurring at shorter intervals between each infection.   The study team described 188 patients in France who were successively infected with dif...
Source: Medical News - Europe COVID-19 News - BQ1.1 - BA.2.3.20  Sep 27, 2022  2 months ago
It was initially assumed that the newly emerged BA.2.3.20 and BQ.1.1 variants would only gather predominance in circulation and become a key player in the late Fall and Winter surges but unexpectedly both are now rapidly superseding the BA.5, BA.4.6 and BA.2.75 variants.   In the United Kingdom, in the last 24 hours, it was estimated that there were about more than 164,000 COVID-19 infectio...

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