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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: US Medical News  Jun 25, 2020  2 years ago
US Medical News:  38,386 new COVID-19 infections were reported in the last 24 hours as of 4.36am California, 25th Of June and the numbers are still rising. The number of COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours was 807.   What is worrisome is that it is estimated that there are about 23,631 individuals under critical care at the moment with many more on the waiting list for ICU facilities ...
Source: COVID-19 Severity  Jun 25, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Severity: Researchers from King's College London, University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital have discovered that blood proteins in COVID-19 patients change over time, and these can possibly predict or reflect the severity of disease and also could serve as targets for treatment. Image by enriquelopezgarre from Pixabay  Their research findings ...
Source: COVID-19 Symptoms  Jun 25, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Symptoms: A new collaborative meta-analysis study involving researchers from University Of Sheffield, Imperial College London, University Of Leeds and University Of Bristol, that aims to supersede the outdated list of symptoms listed by the World Health Organisation at the start of the pandemic, show that persistent cough and fever have been confirmed as the most prevalent symptoms associ...
Source: High-Flow Nasal Cannula  Jun 25, 2020  2 years ago
High-Flow Nasal Cannula: Clinical treatment of COVID-19 has been a medical nightmare for front-line doctors largely learning about the disease in real-time without proven protocols. During the first crush of COVID-19, doctors around the world relied heavily on ventilators for mechanical ventilation to rescue oxygen-starved patients.   Patients with COVID-19 can struggle to get enough oxygen d...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Jun 25, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Latest: Medical researchers from the University Of California-San Francisco (UCSF) report that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is unlikely to negatively impact pregnancy-related outcomes such as premature birth, transmission to babies, and infertility issues as the female reproductive tract has very extremely low expression of ACE-2 receptors unlike the male testes which studies are showing is...
Source: COVID-19 Immunology  Jun 25, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Immunology:  Medical and immunology researchers from Qatar have discovered that antibody performances against endemic human coronaviruses are qualitatively different in children when compared to the general adult population, as well as healthy adult blood bank donors and they may also provide cross-protection against epidemic/pandemic strains.   So far four endemic h...
Source: Colchicine And COVID-19  Jun 25, 2020  2 years ago
Colchicine and COVID-19: Greek researchers have reported success in a small early clinical trial using an ancient drug called Colchicine to treat patients with severe COVID-19. The clinical trial results were published yesterday in the journal: JAMA Network Open. https://jamanetwork.com/searchresults?q=Spyridon%20Deftereos&f_SiteID=214&SearchSourceType=3&exPrm_qqq={!payloadDisMaxQPars...
Source: Far-UVC  Jun 25, 2020  2 years ago
Far-UVC: A new study by researchers from Columbia University Irving Medical Center has found that more than 99.9% of seasonal coronaviruses present in airborne droplets were killed when exposed to far-UVC, a particular wavelength of ultraviolet light that is safe to use around humans. The research findings were published in the journal: Scientific Reports. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41...
Source: COVID-19 Immunology  Jun 24, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Immunology: Immunology researchers from Strasbourg University Hospital show that COVID-19 antibody responses may sometimes be lacking following exposure to SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. This could lead to a significant underestimation of the number of infections and the number of individuals who have achieved immunity.   As scientists are working to discover the true incidence and preval...
Source: Metformin and COVID-19  Jun 24, 2020  2 years ago
Metformin: Medical researchers from the University Of Minnesota have found in an observational study that the diabetes drug Metformin may lower risk of COVID-19 death in women especially those already with type 2 diabetes and/or those who are obese.   It is already a known fact that type2 diabetes (T2DM) and obesity are significant risks for mortality in Covid19. Metformin has been hypothes...
Source: Australia Medical News  Jun 24, 2020  2 years ago
Australia Medical News: The Australian military was called in today to help tackle a COVID-19 outbreak in Melbourne as there seems to an ever increase of new infections each day that is rattling the country's second-most populous city.   The state of Victoria has recorded double-digit increases in new daily cases for more than a week, mostly in the state capital Melbourne representing a...
Source: European Society of Cardiology (ESC)  Jun 24, 2020  2 years ago
European Society of Cardiology: Microbiome or microorganisms on the tongue could help diagnose heart failure, according to research presented on HFA Discoveries, a scientific platform of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). https://www.escardio.org/The-ESC/Press-Office/Press-releases/Tongue-microbes-provide-window-to-heart-health Study author Dr Tianhui Yuan from No.1 Hospital of Guangzhou...
Source: Bacterial Disinfectants  Jun 24, 2020  2 years ago
Bacterial Disinfectants: Typically existing inside pipes and on the surfaces of indwelling medical devices, slimy layers of bacteria, called biofilms, cause problems ranging from large-scale product contamination to potentially fatal chronic infections.   Such biofilms are notoriously difficult to eliminate, not surprising given that one of their main roles is to protect encased bacteria fr...
Source: COVID-19 Transmission  Jun 24, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Transmission: With new evidence surfacing about the possibility of SARS-CoV-2 infecting various animals, researchers from the University College London (UCL) are warning that say a global effort is needed to reduce the risk of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus later returning to people. A recently published comment piece for The Lancet Microbe by the  researchers warn...
Source: COVID-19 Recovery - Helena Oliviero, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution  Jun 24, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Recovery: For certain individuals with COVID-19, symptoms can linger for weeks, even months or simply ongoing.   When American citizen Nina Dalsania Makadia felt the first symptoms of COVID-19 in March, she braced herself for a couple of miserable weeks.   The mother of three young children from Kennesaw, Georgia expected the virus to be like a bad cold or the flu. Her headach...
Source: Prednisone and COVID-19  Jun 24, 2020  2 years ago
Prednisone: According to a new international study involving researchers from America, Europe, Australia and Canada, for patients with rheumatic disease infected with COVID-19, usage of glucocorticoids such as predisone is associated with increased odds of hospitalization and severity. The study was published in the journal: Annals of Rheumatic Diseases. https://ard.bmj.com/content/79/7/859  ...
Source: World COVID-19 News  Jun 24, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 World News: The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is far from flattening peaking or let alone over. In the last 24 hours, the world is seeing exponential spike in cases and even countries like South Korea, China, Japan, Germany, Italy etc are all witnessing new clusters.   In the last 24 hours itself, there has been a total of 160,645 new cases of COVID-19 infections, bringing the total figure t...
Source: Singapore Medical News  Jun 23, 2020  2 years ago
Singapore Medical News: Disturbingly, Singapore saw 1,377 dengue cases in the week ending 20th of June, the highest number of weekly dengue cases ever recorded since 2014.   Significantly, the dengue virus serotype 3 (DENV3), which is currently circulating in Singapore, can undergo dramatic structural changes that enable it to resist vaccines and drugs, according to findings from a research...
Source: Androgens And COVID-19  Jun 23, 2020  2 years ago
Androgens: Studies have now emerged that bald men have a higher chance of ending up with severe conditions of COVID-19 when they contract the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jocd.13443 and https://www.jaad.org/article/S0190-9622(20)30948-8/fulltext   Typically male pattern baldness is associated with high levels of male sex hormones called androgens....
Source: COVID-19 Serologic Assays  Jun 23, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Serologic Assays: A collaborative study led by St George’s University-London on the use of inexpensive and accurate ELISA and rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) to identify the demographic and clinical factors that affect the antibody response in COVID-19 patients, showed that up to 8.5% of COVID-19 patients do not seroconvert. The research findings that are yet to have been peer-revie...
Source: CD4 And CD8 T Cells  Jun 23, 2020  2 years ago
CD4 and CD8 T Cells: A collaborative study lead by Oxford University involving researchers from Imperial College, University of Liverpool, University of York, University of Sheffield, and researchers from China shows that T cell responses in COVID-19 patients are broader and more robust in severe disease and are explicitly directed against spike, memory, and ORF3a proteins.   A significant ...
Source: Favipiravir And COVID-19  Jun 23, 2020  2 years ago
Favipiravir: The COVID-19 pandemic has made the medical and pharmaceutical world one big circus with many charlatans including Government authorities for the sake of greed, power or ego endorsing drugs that do not have any proven efficacy to treat the COVID-19 disease let alone safety studies done on their usage. One example is hydroxychloroquine and we are not going to elaborate on it here as eve...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jun 23, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: A new collaborative research report by scientists from the University Of Exeter-UK, University Of Glasgow-UK, Lukasiewicz Institute of Electron Technology-Poland and Krakow University Of Agriculture-Poland  published on a preprint server that is yet to have been peer-reviewed describes the presence of stable severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) ...
Source: Flu Vaccine  Jun 23, 2020  2 years ago
Flu Vaccine: A new study has shown that influenza vaccination was associated with a small risk for subdetltoid bursitis in a large retrospective cohort study, an association that was previously supported by clinical evidence from case reports.   The research findings have been published in the journal: Annals of Internal Medicine. https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M19-3176   The ...
Source: COVID-19 Infections  Jun 23, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Infections: Numerous researchers and epidemiologists believe that the initial SARS-Cov-2 infection rate was undercounted due to many testing issues, asymptomatic and alternatively symptomatic individuals, and a failure to identify early cases.   A latest research from Pennsylvania State University estimates that the number of early COVID-19 cases in the United States may have ...
Source: Arrhythmia and COVID-19  Jun 23, 2020  2 years ago
Arrhythmia: According to a new study from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, patients with COVID-19 who were admitted to an intensive care unit were 10 times more likely than other hospitalized COVID-19 patients to suffer cardiac arrest or heart rhythm disorders.   The study was published in the Heart Rhythm Journal-the official journal of...
Source: COVID-19-Drugs  Jun 23, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19-Drugs: German researchers from Marburg University Hospital claim that the cancer drug ruxolitinib is able to stop inflammatory processes in COVID-19 patients with acute respiratory syndrome (ARDS).   Their research findings were published in the journal: Nature https://www.nature.com/articles/s41375-020-0907-9   Dr Thomas Wiesmann who is from  intensive care team in the D...
Source: Alzheimer's disease  Jun 22, 2020  2 years ago
Alzheimer's disease: Japanese researchers from Kyushu University have reported that a dipeptide protein fragment that makes its way into the brain after being ingested can reduce memory degradation in mice treated to simulate Alzheimer's disease.   These dipeptides are derived by breaking apart the proteins in soybeans, the memory-effecting molecule is classified as a dipe...
Source:COVID-19 Facts  Jun 22, 2020  2 years ago
News: It is interesting that when mainstream media or laymen make assumptions that the SARS-Coronavirus could perhaps be spread by food or can be frozen and thawed back again in its active state, we have so called ‘qualified medical experts’ from a third world country famous for lying and most probably coming from some university with pathetic rankings (not even in the top 75)  ma...
Source: Photodynamic Therapy  Jun 22, 2020  2 years ago
Photodynamic Therapy: Oncology researchers from Kazan Federal University and Medical Center of the Presidential Administration of Kazakhstan have found that Photodynamic therapy is a useful treatment option for metastatic ovarian cancer.   Their research findings was published in the journal: BioNano Science https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12668-020-00749-7   PDT or Photodyn...
Source: Immunotherapy and Vitamin D  Jun 22, 2020  2 years ago
Immunotherapy: Researchers from Harvard Medical School in new study they recently conducted are saying that taking vitamin D supplements may help prevent a potentially serious side effect of a revolutionary form of anti-cancer therapy known as immunotherapy. This is typical side-effect is the inflammation of the colon or colitis. Therapeutically, immune checkpoint inhibitors help the immune ...
Source: COVID-19 Natural Cures  Jun 22, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Natural Cures: Researchers from the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has identified 125 naturally occurring compounds that have a computational potential for efficacy against the COVID-19 virus from the first batch of 50,000 compounds rapidly assessed by a supercomputer.   A supercomputer is being utilized to assess the treatment efficacy of naturally occurring compounds a...
Source: Protease Inhibitors and COVID-19  Jun 22, 2020  2 years ago
Protease Inhibitors: Leading astrobiologists supported in part by the NASA Astrobiology Program are applying their diverse skillset to the development of treatments for patients infected by COVID-19. Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations are an important tool used by the team. This technique allows researchers to simulate proteins, understand how they work, and design inhibitors before w...
Source: Medical Tourism and Biotech  Jun 22, 2020  2 years ago
Medical Tourism And Biotech: Vietnam Is emerging to surpass Thailand and the rest of Asia as a top medical tourism destination and also as a hub attracting biotech research and manufacturing companies in the next few years.   Over the last few years while Thailand was being complacent and ‘floating in the air’ based on its past laurels, the Vietnamese government and private sect...
Source: D614G Mutation And COVID-19  Jun 21, 2020  2 years ago
D614G Mutation: According to warnings from Chinese researchers, individuals infected with the earlier SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus strains could be defenseless against the more aggressive European strains with the D614G mutations. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.06.20.161323v1                    ...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 21, 2020  2 years ago
US Medical News: Despite decreasing COVID-19 death rates in the last 24 hours, a worrying sign is emerging that new infected rates are on the increase once again in America. In the last 24 hours a total of 33,412 new cases were registered for COVID-19 (certain states had not submitted their reports yet as of press time, suggesting that figures could be much higher) while the day before it was 33, ...
Source: Clozapine and COVID-19  Jun 21, 2020  2 years ago
Clozapine: Researchers from King’s College London are warning that patients taking antipsychotic drug Clozapine are at an increased risk of contracting COVID-19.   Their research findings are published in a preprint server that has yet to be peer reviewed. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.06.17.20133595v1   Clozapine is an antipsychotic drug with proven efficacy to tr...
Source: Hepatitis B and COVID-19  Jun 21, 2020  2 years ago
Hepatitis B and COVID-19: Although the impaired liver function is prevalent in COVID-19, it is poorly understood. UAE researchers report the first case of hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation caused by COVID-19 in a young adult with altered mental status and severe transaminitis. The patient was asymptomatic, hypothermic, his skin was jaundiced with the icteric sclera, with very high levels o...
Source: Thailand HIV  Jun 21, 2020  2 years ago
HIV: Immunology researchers from the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and the Emory Vaccine Center (EVC) are first to show a new adjuvant, 3M-052, helps induce long-lasting immunity against HIV.   The research findings are published today in the journal: Science Immunology. https://immunology.sciencemag.org/content/5/48/eabb1025   Significantly, in this pre-clinical study&n...
Source: Ivermectin And COVID-19  Jun 21, 2020  2 years ago
Ivermectin and COVID-19: Despite initial molecular docking studies and vitro studies showing a potential of using Ivermectin to treat COVID-19, there has only been a few clinical trials and even then despite having positive results, not much is talked about Ivermectin as its basically a drug whose patent has lapsed and hence it is not profitable for many pharmaceutical giants to promote it. To als...
Source: Azithromycin and COVID-19  Jun 21, 2020  2 years ago
Azithromycin: In a new study published in the Oxford Journal: Open Forum Infectious Disease, researchers Dr Jeniffer Lighter and Dr Vanessa Raabe from New York University School of Medicine warn against the use of the antibiotic azithromycin to treat COVID-19. https://academic.oup.com/ofid/article/7/6/ofaa207/5849083   In the mad scramble to find drugs to treat COVId-19 and the testing of v...
Source: Prostate Cancer  Jun 21, 2020  2 years ago
Prostate Cancer:  Pre-clinical trials by the University of South Australia indicate that reformulation of the prostate cancer drug abiraterone acetate improves the drug's effectiveness by 40 per cent and dramatically improve the quality of life for individuals suffering from prostate cancer.   The research findings have been published in the International Journal of Pharmaceutics. ...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jun 21, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: Researchers from a biomedical cum AI company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts have discovered that the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein’s furin cleavage site is identical to a sequence in the human epithelial sodium channel, which likewise must be cut by furin in order to be activated. The researchers propose that the new coronavirus may be competing with the sodium channel for f...
Source: Chemotherapy, Doxirubicin And Heart Failure  Jun 20, 2020  2 years ago
Chemotherapy: Medical researchers from Yale have developed a technique to predict whether cancer patients receiving a common chemotherapy drug are likely to experience heart failure as a result.   Doxorubicin, a chemotherapy drug which is often used to treat a number of cancers, including breast and bladder cancers, lymphoma, and Kaposi's sarcoma also has some negative side-effects of w...
Source: Asthma and COVID-19  Jun 20, 2020  2 years ago
Asthma: According to a new research by scientist from University of St Vincent in Ireland, individuals with asthma are not at a higher risk of developing more severe conditions of COVID-19  as research findings show that the condition does not increase one’s risk of hospitalization when contracting the coronavirus.   The study findings were published in the Journal of Allerg...
Source: Cannabis And COVID-19  Jun 20, 2020  2 years ago
Cannabis And COVID-19: According to researchers from Harvard Medical School, Northeastern University, Concordia University of Wisconsin and Vilotos Pharmaceuticals Inc, Caflanone (FBL-03G) a flavonoid extracted from a rare strain of cannabis found in Jamaica called Black Swan could hold therapeutic properties to treat COVID-19.   The research findings were published in the journal : Molecul...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Jun 20, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Latest: A recent research by Marshall University-West Virginia found that environmental conditions affect the stability of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in human nasal mucus and sputum.   The findings of the research was published in the journal: Emerging Infectious Diseases, the journal of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 20, 2020  2 years ago
US Medical News: A new study that is yet to have been peer-reviewed indicates that Chicagoans are being infected with a unique strain of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus unlike the rest of the United States.   The study findings published in a preprint server indicates that the strain is linked to the early coronavirus outbreak in China and correlates with a lower viral load in the upper airways....
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jun 20, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: German researchers from the Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology (IKMB) in Kiel, Germany along with scientists from England, Spain, Italy and Norway have identified two genetic variants associated with COVID-19 respiratory failure and susceptibility.   The research findings are published in The New England Journal of Medicine . https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.105...
Source: Meningitis  Jun 20, 2020  2 years ago
Meningitis: The US CDC is warning about the emergence of a new strain of antibiotic-resistant meningitis bacteria. Neisseria meningitidis   A detailed analysis of meningococcus isolates from US health departments has identified a novel strain of ciprofloxacin-resistant and beta-lactamase–producing Neisseria meningitidis, scientists with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent...
Source: Gut Microbiota, Probiotics And COVID-19  Jun 20, 2020  2 years ago
Gut Microbiota and Probiotics:  Researchers from Hong Kong are suggesting that one of the many factors as to why some people are more vulnerable to catching a virus and why some get more severe infection than others could be to the state of the gut microbiota. Maintaining a fine balance between good and bad bacteria which indirectly regulates the immune system is critical. Imbalance in gut mi...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccines  Jun 20, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Vaccines: A team of medical experts are recommending that administering the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine could serve as a preventive measure to dampen septic inflammation associated with COVID-19 infection.   Dr Paul Fidel, Jr., Department Chair, Oral and Craniofacial Biology, and Associate Dean for Research, Louisiana State University Health School of Dentistry and Dr Mai...
Source: Pediatrics and COVID-19  Jun 20, 2020  2 years ago
Pediatrics: A medical study from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago shows that babies under 90 days of age who tested positive for COVID-19 tend to be well, with little or no respiratory involvement. Fever was often found to be the primary or only symptom. The study  findings were published in The Journal of Pediatrics. https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-347...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jun 19, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: This is Thailand Medical News third installment of a new weekly series of articles on various pre-print research studies that have been published on numerous servers but have yet to have been peer-reviewed. Most will warrant further research but these are some of the selected studies that we feel need to be explored in detail further.   1. Emerging viral mutants in Austra...
Source: China Medical News  Jun 19, 2020  2 years ago
China Medical News: Authorities In China have released genome data for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus found in a new outbreak in Beijing, which Chinese virologists claims share similarities to European strains, as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases neared 200 on Friday. Readers should however be reminded that the coronavirus causing the global pandemic first originated from China.   Thousan...

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