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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: COVID-19 Latest  Aug 14, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Latest:  It was announced today that the New Zealand's government will extend the lockdown of Auckland, its largest city for another 12 days as it tries to stamp out its first domestic coronavirus outbreak in more than three months. Health authorities said that the outbreak has grown to 30 people and extended beyond Auckland for the first time and they suspect that many more i...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 14, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 News: Italian researchers from Tor Vergata University-Rome, University of Catania, University of Padua and the Neurological Unit at Garibald Hospital- Catania have in a new study confirmed that SARS-CoV-2 infections also triggers the neurological disease which causes muscle weakening called Myasthenia Gravis in a percentage of COVID-19 patients.   The latest research findings ...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Aug 14, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Drugs: With global death rates now reaching more than 754,000 (168,000 just in America alone) and the official infected cases at more than 22 million, medical researchers are desperate to find drugs and treatment protocols that can at help reduce mortality rates. To date there is no real effective drugs that can really treat COVID-19 effectively (remdesivir ‘s efficacy is now being ...
Source: TB Treatments  Aug 14, 2020  2 years ago
TB Treatments: New protocols involving the drugs Bedaquiline and Delamanid  for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) have shown early effectiveness in 85 percent of patients in a cohort that included many individuals with serious comorbidities that would have excluded them from clinical trials, according to the results of a new international study. The clinical trial results, based on...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 14, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 News: Considering that the WHO or World Health Organization got involved and issued statements about the recent Chinese reports on food contaminated by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and that WHO officially claimed that food transmission is not possible was a serious cause of alarm among many. Considering WHO’s track record of fake news and misinformation since the outbreak starting wit...
Source: World Medical News  Aug 13, 2020  2 years ago
World Medical News: Authorities of a remote Russian region on Thursday announced that livestock herders and other residents of two districts on the border with Mongolia have to be vaccinated against bubonic plague.   The new order was issued after Mongolia's health ministry said Wednesday that bubonic plague killed a second man in the country's west. It was the l...
Source: Medical Cannabis  Aug 13, 2020  2 years ago
Medical Cannabis: Researchers from Ottawa in the largest study of its kind have discovered  that children of mothers who reported using cannabis during pregnancy had a 50% increased risk of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD), compared with children who weren’t exposed to cannabis in utero, even after controlling for confounding factors.   The research findings highlight th...
Source: Masks And COVID-19  Aug 13, 2020  2 years ago
Masks and COVID-19: The U.S.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its guidelines advising individuals to avoid face masks that have vents or valves as they are not as effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19.   The federal agency said that the purpose of masks is to keep respiratory droplets from reaching others to aid with source control. Masks with o...
Source: COVID-19 Treatments  Aug 13, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Treatments: University Of California-San Francisco scientists have developed a novel approach to halting the spread of SARS-CoV-2 involving an aerosol formulation of nanobodies that are basically antiviral molecules that inhibit the virus.   The research and development  lead by graduate student Michael Schoof, along with a team of researchers engineered a completely synthetic...
Source: Medical Innovations - John Hopkins University  Aug 13, 2020  2 years ago
Medical Innovations: Researchers from John Hopkins University have developed a new robotic system that allows medical staff to remotely operate ventilators and other bedside machines from outside intensive care rooms of patients suffering from infectious diseases such as COVID-19.   The remotely controlled robotic system is still being tested, but initial trials have demonstrated how i...
Source: Supplements For COVID-19  Aug 13, 2020  2 years ago
Supplements For COVID-19: Quercetin-a common plant based supplement is being viewed by some as a potential adjunct therapy for patients with COVID-19. Medical professionals who support the use of the supplement say it could be one part of a treatment regimen along with interventions like remdesivir or convalescent plasma, and that its over-the-counter availability and relatively goo...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Aug 13, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Vaccine: A new vaccine made from a mild virus genetically modified to carry a key gene from the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is effective at preventing pneumonia in mice infected with the COVID-19 virus, according to research findings from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.   Co-senior author Dr Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD, the Herbert S. Gasser Profess...
Source: Ibuprofen And COVID-19  Aug 13, 2020  2 years ago
Ibuprofen And COVID-19: A recent UK-based study conducted during the peak of hospital admissions in Britain from COVID-19 has found that the regular use of painkillers including ibuprofen, naproxen and diclofenac did not increase the risk of mortality from the SARS-CoV-2 infection..   The research findings published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine. https://www.mdpi.com/2077-0383/9/...
Source: Spain COVID-19 News  Aug 12, 2020  2 years ago
Spain COVID-19 News: Spanish health authorities are reporting of a massive spike of fresh COVID-19 cases in the Aragon region, with hospital overflowing and an acute shortage of hospital bed and ICU facilities.   It was reported that the spike in COVID-19 cases started with outbreaks in households in the impoverished working-class neighborhood of Zaragoza, the capital of Aragon.   Dr J...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Aug 12, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: Scientists from University of Waterloo, McMaster University, University of British Columbia, University of Nottingham, and Okinawa Institute of Science are now challenging previous accepted findings about how the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus affects lungs. It was previously assumed that all entry of SARS-CoV-2 into cells occurs through a receptor on the cell surface, known as ACE...
Source: Latest COVID-19 News  Aug 12, 2020  2 years ago
Latest COVID-19 News: European researchers from Univ. Grenoble Alpes-France, Universidad Complutense School of Medicine-Spain and Universita` degli Studi di Milano-Italy have made a shocking discovery that a type of sugar-based receptor on innate immune cells called C-type lectin receptors promotes the entry of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus into other cells that carry the viral receptor, angiotensin-...
Source: Vietnam News  Aug 12, 2020  2 years ago
Vietnam News: Vietnamese researchers in a study highlights how wild animal trade that increases risk of humans becoming infected by diseases such as Covid-19 are still being conducted in various markets across Vietnam. Rats Being Sold At A Market In Vietnam, Credit: WCS   In the study, various other coronaviruses were found in animals being sold in 58 out of 70 sites studied in the south of...
Source: COVID-19 Questions  Aug 12, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Questions: We continue our series of COVID-19 questions, sometimes posing questions that may sound ‘stupid’ but could provide new insights and challenge researchers for answers around the world so that more specific targeted studies can be conducted with relevant answers.   Of late there has been so much talk of T-Cells and the provision of immunity and protection again...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 12, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 News: A new study by Spanish researchers explains why certain organs are ‘attacked’ by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus while others are not. Previous studies showed that the ACE-2 receptors played a major role in this but the new research reveals that human protein to protein interactions (PPIs)  and also interactions of the SARS-CoV-2 with these PPIs is behind why certain org...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Aug 12, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: Hyperglycemia or a condition of high blood sugar can aggravate and cause progression to severity in COVID-19 patients according to a new study by researchers from Michigan Medicine-University of Michigan. According to the researchers one of the possible explanations for this is because high sugar levels in the body triggers low inflammation which further aggravates the immunity ...
Source: COVID-19 Immunology  Aug 12, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Immunology: A new study by scientists from the School Of Medicine-Stanford University, Emory University-School of Medicine and University of Hong Kong Faculty Of Medicine identified immunological deviations and lapses that appear to highlight the difference between severe and mild cases of COVID-19.   The researchers observed that In PBMCs (Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells) of CO...
Source: Bhutan COVID-19 News  Aug 11, 2020  2 years ago
Bhutan COVID-19 News: The remote scenic and tranquil kingdom of Bhutan Bhutan famous for its gross national happiness went into a COVID-19 Lockdown today, marking the first time in its long history that the country has ever gone into a lockdown of such a scale.   Although the Himalayan kingdom has been largely protected from the COVID-19 crisis, a set of events is now worrying officials tha...
Source: Thailand Hospitals And Clinics  Aug 11, 2020  2 years ago
Thailand Hospitals And Clinics: The National Health Security Office (NHSO) had announced in mid-July that about eighteen community clinics in Bangkok were found to have embezzled money from the universal healthcare budget and that officials concerned would be duly punished.   However further investigations are still underway as it has emerged that more community clinics are also found to ha...
Source: New Zealand COVID-19 News  Aug 11, 2020  2 years ago
New Zealand COVID-19 News: Jacinda  Ardern , Prime Minister of New Zealand announced on today that health authorities have found four cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infections in one Auckland household from an unknown source, the first reported cases of local transmission in the country in 102 days. In this image from a video, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, left, and Direct...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Aug 11, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: A new detailed study by researchers from University of Washington shows that most SARS-CoV-2 antibodies last for about 3 months on the average with the neutralizing antibodies falling fourfold from 30 to 90 days from symptoms onset. However the effectiveness of these antibodies has not been validated as time progresses. Credit: Lisa Donohue, CoVPN   Typically most ...
Source: COVID-19 Supplements  Aug 11, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Supplements: If you thought that buying supplements was easy, think again. As a result of greed and profitability, many manufacturers especially those in Asia will find ways to put in the cheapest ingredient or form and not really focus on the true effectiveness of the product and whether it will truly help the end consumers.   The media has been abuzz recently about the proven ben...
Source: COVID-19 Symptoms  Aug 11, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Symptoms: Just as we thought that we have almost heard it all..a case study published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine that has been peer-reviewed, reports of a rare case in which the patient exhibited persistent hiccups as an unusual symptom of COVID-19. https://www.ajemjournal.com/article/S0735-6757(20)30274-6/fulltext   Although a lot of new studies are emerging rep...
Source: COVID-19 Herbs  Aug 11, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Herbs: From the beginning of the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis in China, the Chinese health authorities brought in the top TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) experts to develop and test formulations against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and to treat various stages of the COVID-19 disease. Some were used alone and some were used as adjuvants alongside standard pharmaceuticals including the ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 11, 2020  2 years ago
Thailand Medical: Local media has been reporting that there seems to be no announcements or follow ups from relevant authorities with regards to a case that was reported in July in which the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division (ATPD) had on the July 15 summoned 10 people suspected of being part of an illegal international surrogacy gang based in Thailand. Suspects charged In the case   It ...
Source: COVID-19 Rehab  Aug 11, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Rehab: Mayo Clinic medical experts are warning that the long term health effects from COVID-19 are varied and real and that both patients and physicians should pay more attention to these and not assume that it is not COVID-19 related when various medical conditions start manifesting.   Although common symptoms of COVID-19, such as cough, fever and shortness of breath, are now wide...
SourceL Neuro-COVID  Aug 10, 2020  2 years ago
Neuro-COVID: Dr Natalie C. Tronson, an Associate Professor of Psychology from the University of Michigan in an article in The Conversation warns of potential memory loss and also the possible conditions of dementia as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus effects on the brain.   Many patients suffering from COVID-19 exhibit neurological symptoms, from loss of smell, to delirium, to an...
Source: COVID-19 Biomarkers  Aug 10, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Biomarkers: Medical and immunology researchers from the Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, MIT and Harvard Medical School, and the University of Washington School of Medicine, have identified immune response markers that, collectively, were able to distinguish between those COVID-19 patients who convalesced from the infection, and those who did not survive the disease. &...
Source: COVID-19 Airborne  Aug 10, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Airborne: European researchers from University of Twente-Netherlands, Gran Sasso Science Institute-Italy, the University of Rome Tor Vergata-Italy and Max Planck Institute-Germany have published  new research findings showing that  current information about how far the SARS-CoV-2 particles can travel and also how long they linger in the air is all wrong as the studies show that ...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 10, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 News: A new study by researchers from Harvard Medical School warns that co-infections with endemic coronaviruses and other respiratory viruses can cause severe bronchiolitis in children.   The research findings were published in the journal: Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy Of Pediatrics. https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2020/08/04/peds.2...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Aug 10, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Vaccine: Results of the phase one trial of NovaVAx’s NVX-CoV2373 recombinant nanoparticle vaccine that is manufactured at Emergent Biosolutions, was found to be well tolerated and immunogenic including inducing T-cell response and neutralization antibodies four-fold higher than the mean observed in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Though several promising candidates are already on...
Source: COVID-19 Herbs  Aug 10, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Herbs: Greek researchers from the University of Crete has discovered that a natural occurring chemical from Kum Quats called fortunellin has potential inhibitory properties against the SARS-CoV-2 virus as it is able to inhibit the dimerization process in the virus 3C protein replication process.   The researchers made the discovery using computational silico molecular docking studi...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 10, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 News: Studies are indicating that individuals with existing chronic liver conditions especially severe cirrhosis are at a great risk of dying upon contracting the COVID-19 Disease.   Just 3 studies alone published in the Journal of Hepatology supports this conclusion with numerous other similar studies appearing in various other journals as well. https://www.journal-of-hepatology.e...
Source: COVID-19 Herbs  Aug 09, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Herbs: In a breakthrough study and clinical trial by Chinese researchers from at Nanjing University, Wuhan Institute of Virology and Second Hospital of Nanjing along with support from Thailand Medical News, it has been found that Honeysuckle (we are not disclosing the particular strains at the moment) has efficacy against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.   The research findings are publ...
Source: COVID-19 Herbs And Therapeutic Teas  Aug 09, 2020  2 years ago
Therapeutic Teas is a range of herbal teas specially created for the COVID-19 crisis after 6 months of intense research and is still evolving daily based on emerging daily COVID-19 research.We do not make any claims about what the teas are good for or what it can do and achieve in terms of health benefits but rather we let readers do their own due diligence based on the accompanying published rese...
Source: COVID-19 Sepsis  Aug 09, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Sepsis: Italian researchers in a case report published on a preprint server warns of  bacterial or fungal infections that are drug resistant emerging in COVID-19 patients, often leading to treatment complications, sepsis and fatalities. https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/202008.0198/v1   The researchers said that although co-infections with bacteria or fungi may be a frequen...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Aug 09, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Vaccine: Biotech and medical researchers from the University of Chicago and Duke University have created a new vaccine technology platform that allows the generation of the more effective vaccines with the fewest side effects using self-assembling peptide nanofibers tagged with antigens to prime the immune system against a potential invasion.   The research findings were published ...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Aug 09, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: The research community has been abuzz with a new conspiracy theories the last 24 hours after Indian researchers from the MACS Agharkar Research Institute in Pune published a new research paper online questioning the origins of samples used for the genomic sequencings of the BAT RaTG13 coronavirus which has since been submitted to various international databases for comparisons a...
Source: Diabetes And Canagliflozin  Aug 09, 2020  2 years ago
Diabetes And Canagliflozin: A serious drug interaction between canagliflozin (Invokana) and rosuvastatin (Crestor) was thought to cause liver and muscle toxicity (myotoxoicty) in a female patient in Canada, according to a new published case report. The case report was published in the medical journal: Annals of Internal Medicine as reported by Dr David Juurlink, MD, PhD, of Sunnybrook Health Sc...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Aug 09, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Latest: A new German study is proofing that contrary to what has been generally assumed so far, a severe course of COVID-19 does not solely result in a strong immune reaction, rather, the immune response is caught in a continuous loop of activation and inhibition.   Medical and immunology experts from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the University of Bonn, the Ger...
Source: COVID-19 Treatments  Aug 09, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Treatments: For the last 6 weeks, Thailand Medical News has been advocating that COVID-19 treatments should be approached from a personalized medicine approach as the disease parthenogenesis and progression differs in every individuals due to genetic factors, underlying medical conditions, a variety of risk factors and also the genomic strains of the infecting virus as meta-analysis of va...
Source: Skin Cancer  Aug 08, 2020  2 years ago
Skin Cancer: A novel immunotherapy protocol involving adoptive T cell transfer combined with dendritic cell vaccination for the skin cancer malignant melanoma shows promising results.   The clinical research involving three severely ill patients who are now long-term survivors has given optimism for others in a similar predicament.   The research published in the journal: OncoImmunolog...
Source: COVID-19 Tips  Aug 08, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Tips: A research in the Open Research publishing platform: F1000Research, which has been peer-reviewed, claims that heat can be used as a therapeutic intervention for COVID-19. https://f1000research.com/articles/9-292/v2   It is known that viruses that are contained within a lipid membrane or “enveloped viruses” such as coronaviruses and rhinoviruses can ...
Source: COVID-19 Warnings  Aug 08, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Warnings:  Researchers from COVID-19 Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Unit, Hospital Universitario Virgen de Valme- Spain have discovered that the usage of the antivirals Lopinavir-Ritonavir (LPV-r ) can lead to numerous drug interactions that can be detrimental to health conditions and even cause death in certain situations as a result of these interactions. Despite numerous st...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Aug 08, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Latest: A team of medical researchers from the Department of Urology and the Tisch Cancer Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York  in a review paper that focuses on the two diseases (Prostrate Cancer And COVID-19) advocate that  males with prostate cancer should be routinely tested for COVID-19.   Their research review was published in the j...
Source: COVID-19 Treatments  Aug 08, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Treatments: With no proper effective antivirals against the SARS-CoV-2 to date and mounting skepticism about antibody therapies and vaccines due to conflicting research studies as to whether real long time immunity protection against the SARS-CoV-2 can be truly achieved and with issues arising from all so called discovered repurposed drugs to deal with anti-inflammatory issues and cytokin...
Source: COVID-19 Warnings  Aug 07, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Warnings: As daily evidence mounts that COVID-19 can damage the heart, cardiologists and medical experts are urging individuals to take precautions when doing vigorous exercise.   It has been reported that up to 30% of patients hospitalized with coronavirus infection have signs of cardiac injury plus it has been found in various studies that the SARS-CoV-2 is able to caus...
Source: India COVID-19 News  Aug 07, 2020  2 years ago
India COVID-19 News: India's official COVID-19 case tally hit two million on Friday, doubling in three weeks as the pandemic sweeps into smaller cities and rural areas, with experts warning the real toll could be much higher.   Another record daily jump of more than 62,482 fresh infections was recorded, according to health ministry data, making the South Asian giant only the t...
Source: COVID-19 News  Aug 07, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 News: Just like literally everything that we were told since the COVID-19 infections first broke out in China, nothing that we know then as a result of all the misinformation fed to us by the unscrupulous Chinese and their faked data or the initial misinformation from the clueless and incompetent WHO is really valid today. From the drugs that they claimed worked, to the pathogenesis and p...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Care  Aug 07, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Clinical Care: Medical researchers from George Washington University (GW) have identified five blood biomarkers that are associated with higher odds of clinical deterioration and death in COVID-19 patients.   The research findings were published in the journal Future Medicine, with the hope that these findings will help physicians better predict outcomes for COVID-19 patients ...
Source: COVID-19 Genomics  Aug 07, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Genomics: Researchers from Emory University-Atlanta have confirmed that recombination events among the viral strains of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) are already occurring and have detected the presence of such recombinant strains.   The research findings were published on a preprint server and are currently under peer-review. https://www.biorxiv....

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