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Source: Gargling and COVID-19  Jun 19, 2020  2 years ago
Gargling: In the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, as on one hand we had a stream of some of the most stupid and fake remedies, theories and news about COVID-19 being posted online, we also had a lot of interesting advice and suggestions that were quickly dispelled as being fake or misinformation, most often by certain incompetent and ignorant doctors and government officials or by some of the stu...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 19, 2020  2 years ago
US Medical News: COVID-19 deaths per day in the U.S. have fallen in recent weeks to the lowest level since late March, even as states increasingly reopen for business. However scientists are deeply afraid the trend may be about to reverse itself.   In the last 24 hours there were only 747 deaths from the COVID-19 disease but 27,924 new infected cases. There is however more than 19,215 patie...
Source: Ophthalmology and COVID-19  Jun 19, 2020  2 years ago
Ophthalmology: According to medical researchers and clinicians from the University of Albert, a case of pink eye is now reason to be tested for COVID-19.   Though coughing, fever and difficulty in breathing are common manifestations and symptoms of the COVID-19 disease that is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus,  a recent case study involving an Edmonton woman has determined that con...
Source: Cortisol  Jun 19, 2020  2 years ago
Cortisol: Medical Researchers from Imperial College London say that COVID-19 patients with extremely high levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their blood are more likely to deteriorate quickly and die.   The hypothesis was based on their research findings which are published in the journal: Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587...
Source: Brain Injury  Jun 19, 2020  2 years ago
Brain Injury: A Swedish study by the University of Gothenburg study shows that certain individuals who receive hospital care for coronavirus infection (COVID-19) exhibit clinical and neurochemical signs of brain injury.   Disturbingly even certain moderate COVID-19 cases exhibit these same findings when blood-based biomarkers for brain damage were tested.   The study findings were publ...
Source: Diabetic Ketoacidosis  Jun 18, 2020  2 years ago
Diabetic ketoacidosis: According to a new clinical report published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Diabetic ketoacidosis is a common and potentially fatal complication in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. https://academic.oup.com/jcem/advance-article/doi/10.1210/clinem/dgaa360/5857202   The medical condition diabetic ketoacidosis almost a...
Source: Tocilizumab or Actemra  Jun 18, 2020  2 years ago
Tocilizumab:  Pharma giant Roche’s rheumatoid arthritis drug, Actemra (Tocilizumab)  failed to help COVID-19 patients in Italian study according to the clinical trial findings released today.   The drug failed to help patients with early-stage COVID-19 pneumonia in an Italian study, the latest instance in another an anti-inflammatory drug has fallen through in a coronavirus ...
Source: Diets  Jun 18, 2020  2 years ago
Diets: Medical Researchers from the Australian National Phenome Centre at Murdoch University and collaborators from Imperial College London have made a major breakthrough in comprehending how individuals can have different reactions to the same diets.   General assumptions about diets and expected standard response from masses about such diets are no longer valid as every individual respons...
Source: COVID-19 Immunity  Jun 18, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Immunity:  According researchers from Wuhan University-China and University in Texas-Gaslvestom-America, humans may never develop immunity against COVID-19.   Chinese and American scientists ran antibody tests on samples from hospital workers who were exposed to infected patients at early stage of outbreak and found that only 4 per cent of 23,000 had antibodies but they e...
Source: Brain Health  Jun 18, 2020  2 years ago
Brain Health: Medical researchers from the University of California-Davis, have found a link between traffic-related air pollution and an increased risk for changes in brain development relevant to neurodevelopmental disorders.   The new study based on rodent models, corroborates previous epidemiological evidence showing this association.   University of California-Davis toxicologist D...
Source: Multiple Sclerosis  Jun 18, 2020  2 years ago
Multiple Sclerosis: Medical researchers from the Kessler Foundation recently conducted a comprehensive review of pharmacologic agents used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, seeking evidence for efficacy for the cognitive dysfunction experienced by more than half of affected individuals and found that most of the prescribed drugs do not work.   The research findings were published in the...
Source: Cardiovascular Disease: Disease  Jun 18, 2020  2 years ago
Cardiovascular Disease: A recent study in the journal JAMA Cardiology has suggested that even a normal systolic blood pressure (SBP) of 90 mm Hg is not good enough. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamacardiology/article-abstract/2766469   Based on the study findings, there appears to be a stepwise increase in the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) beginning at an SBP le...
Source: Biotechnology and COVID-19  Jun 18, 2020  2 years ago
Biotechnology: Researchers from University of California-San Diego are using nanoparticles cloaked in human lung cell membranes and human immune cell membranes that can attract and neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 virus in cell culture, causing the virus to lose its ability to hijack host cells and reproduce, as a new approach to try and treat COVID-19. In vitro experiments, both the lung cel...
Source: Breast Cancer  Jun 18, 2020  2 years ago
Breast Cancer: A new research by oncologists from the University of Notre Dame-Indiana  shows that statins which are drugs used to treat high cholesterol could interfere with the way breast cancer cells adapt to the microenvironment in the brain, preventing the cancer from taking hold. Patients with breast cancer who experience this type of metastasis typically survive for only months after d...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Trials  Jun 18, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Clinical Trials: Past studies have shown that low-dose, whole lung radiation in the form of X-rays can effectively treat severe pneumonia, with minimal side effects.   Now, two clinical trials by Ohio State University are applying a modern version of this concept to test patients who have acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) as a result of COVID-19 infection.   In each o...
Source: WHO  Jun 18, 2020  2 years ago
WHO: The World Health Organization finally decided Wednesday to halt all trials of hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for hospitalized COVID-19 patients, finding it did not reduce the mortality rate.   The malaria and rheumatoid arthritis drug, hydroxychloroquine has been at the center of political and scientific controversy.   It has been touted as a possible treatment for th...
Source: COVID-19 Pandemic  Jun 18, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Pandemic: The last 24 hours has seen some interesting spikes in cases all around the world and even in countries that had no COVID-19 cases in weeks or months, there has been a sudden emergence of the virus. The only countries that did not report any cases were those whose governments were famous for either concealing figures or disseminating fake news.   Brazil recorded the highes...
Source: Cognitive Health  Jun 17, 2020  2 years ago
Cognitive Health: A research led by scientists from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin challenges claims from some international scientific circles, that having high blood levels of folate (folic acid) increases the risk of poor cognition in older adults, especially in those with low levels of vitamin B12.   The research published in the British Journal...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jun 17, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: A new research by researchers from Zhejiang University School of Medicine-China  and The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang-China shows that The SARS-COV-2 coronavirus also affcets thyroid functions of a majority of COVID-19 patients.   The study lead by Dr Lisong Teng had its research findings published on a preprint server and the paper is currently being peer-rev...
Source: China Medical News  Jun 17, 2020  2 years ago
China Medical News: Despite some stupid Thais who were reporting from China and claiming that the situation was not that bad and that the media were exaggerating, Beijing shut all its schools again on Wednesday as the city reported 31 new coronavirus cases, with authorities in the Chinese capital rushing to curb an outbreak linked to a wholesale food market.   China authorities have also su...
Source: India Medical News  Jun 17, 2020  2 years ago
India Medical News: India recorded a total of 2,006's COVID-19 deaths in the last 29 hrs and it seems like that trend is going to stay for a while as it is reported that 15,832 individuals are in also critical conditions and local hospitals are reporting of a surge in cases and also critical patients.   The number of new infected COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours was 11,135 cases brin...
Source: Vildagliptin Versus Metformin  Jun 17, 2020  2 years ago
Vildagliptin an oral anti-hyperglycemic agent that goes by the trade name Galvus showed similar protective effects as metformin on the beta-cell function, reduced insulin resistance, and blood sugar levels in newly diagnosed Asian Indians with type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to a recent study. The research trial further found that there was an improved insulin sensitivity in patients treated wi...
Source: Diabetes  Jun 17, 2020  2 years ago
Diabetes: The elderly with type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a growing but under-studied population that is prone to hypoglycemia, particularly when diabetes is longstanding. Unknown to many, hypoglycemia can cause altered mental status and sometimes seizure or loss of consciousness, which can prove fatal. According to this six-month, multi-site clinical study trial called the Wireless Innovation for Sen...
Source: COVID-19 Second Wave  Jun 17, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Second Wave: The chief of NATO made an official announcement on Tuesday that its alliance will start to stockpile medical equipment and drugs to prepare for an impending second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.   The official announcement triggered panic among many members of the public as even certain medical professionals are saying that governments heads are not releasing the tr...
Source: Pediatrics and COVID-19  Jun 17, 2020  2 years ago
Pediatrics: According to a new study by Chinese researchers, important insights into the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of pediatric patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the deadly COVID-19 disease could facilitate early identification and intervention in suspected patients.   The research was led by Dr Xihui Zhou of the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Jun 17, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: Medical researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) in collaboration with scientists from Regeneron Pharmaceutcials have evaluated several human antibodies to determine the most potent combination to be mixed in a cocktail and used as a promising anti-viral therapy against the virus that causes COVID-19.   The research demonstrates the rapid p...
Source: Remdesivir and COVID-19  Jun 16, 2020  2 years ago
Remdesivir:  The American Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to doctors and all healthcare professionals about a newly discovered potential drug interaction related to the investigational antiviral drug remdesivir, an antiviral drug that is being evaluated as a potential treatment for the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and has also been granted emergency use authoriz...
Source: Dexamethasone and COVID-19  Jun 16, 2020  2 years ago
Dexamethasone and COVID-19: Medical researchers from University Of Oxford-England say they have the first evidence that the cheap steroid Dexamethasone can improve COVID-19 survival in patients with severe conditions. http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-06-16-dexamethasone-reduces-death-hospitalised-patients-severe-respiratory-complications   The British researchers have found that low-dose dexam...
Source: UK Healthcare News  Jun 16, 2020  2 years ago
UK Healthcare News: A total of more than 237 million pharmaceutical and medication errors are made every year in England, the avoidable consequences of which cost the NHS almost US$124 million and more than 1700 lives every year.   The data and national estimates were published in the British Medical Journal and reflect on the sad state of affairs of the UK Medical Industry and its credibil...
Source: COVID-19 Study  Jun 16, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Study: Individuals under the age of 20 are half as likely to contract COVID-19 as the rest of the population, according to new modeling study released today by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The study also suggests four out of five infected young individuals will show no symptoms.   The study findings published in the Nature Medicine Journal could hel...
Source: Anti-aging  Jun 16, 2020  2 years ago
Anti-Aging: A new study by anti-aging researchers from the University of California-Berkeley shows that age-reversing effects can be achieved by simply diluting the blood plasma of old mice and transfusing the mixture back to them.   The team found that replacing half of the blood plasma of old mice with a mixture of saline and albumin, where the albumin simply replaces ...
Source: COVID-19 Pandemic  Jun 16, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Pandemic: EDITORIAL- As of 16th June, (3.30am California) the official total number of infected COVID-19 cases has reached more than 8.15 million while the total number dead is 439,715.  In reality all these figures being collated by John Hopkins and sites like Worldometers are all not reliable as many countries are under-reporting figures or even concealing figures deliberately. Amo...
Source: Atherosclerosis  Jun 16, 2020  2 years ago
Atherosclerosis: Medical scientist at Scripps Research have identified cyclic peptide molecules that can remodel the gut microbiome to a healthier state and they have shown through studies in mice that this reduces cholesterol levels and strongly inhibits the thickened-artery condition known as atherosclerosis.   The researchers created a set of molecules called cyclic peptides th...
Source: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy or DMD  Jun 16, 2020  2 years ago
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy or DMD: Initial findings of the first four patients treated in the first clinical trial of systemic delivery of micro-dystrophin gene therapy in children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) suggest that the therapy can provide functional improvement that is greater than that observed under the standard of care.   Dr Jerry Mendell, MD, the study's co-author...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 16, 2020  2 years ago
US Medical News: Many Americans could face high out-of-pocket medical costs for COVID-19 hospitalizations despite the fact that many insurers have waived their cost-sharing requirements, a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests.   The research findings were published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. https://www.ajpmonline.org/a...
Source: Vitamin K and Supplements  Jun 16, 2020  2 years ago
Vitamin K: A new research lead by Tufts University that also involved scientists from Boston University, Wake Forests School Of Medicine and University of Vermont that involved a new, multi-ethnic study found older adults with low vitamin K levels were more likely to die within 13 years compared to those whose vitamin K levels were adequate. The study findings suggest vitamin K, a nutrient found i...
Source: Hydroxychloroquine And Chloroquine  Jun 16, 2020  2 years ago
Hydroxychloroquine:  U.S. regulators  finally on Monday revoked emergency authorization for malaria drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine promoted by scammers for treating COVID-19 amid evidence these drugs do not work and are in fact lethal in certain cases and causes serious side effects.   Strangely the official revocation of the drug to treat COVID-19 was done on a very low...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Jun 16, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Antibodies:  A team led by Scripps Research including scientists from University of California-SanDiego, University Of Washington, Harvard University and International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)-New York has discovered a type of antibodies in the blood of recovered COVID-19 patients that provide powerful protection against SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus when tested in animals and human c...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jun 16, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: A new research led by Norwegian University of Science and Technology involving both Norwegian and Estonian researchers have established a cell culture that allows them to test antibody-laden plasma, drugs and drug combinations in the laboratory. The team also identified six potential antiviral candidates out of a base of 136 already approved drugs that could be repurposed. One c...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Jun 15, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: Emerging results from an antibody testing research show that COVID-19 antibodies remain stable in the blood of the majority of infected patients almost two months after diagnosis and possibly longer. However the antibodies were not detectable in everyone exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 corona virus, opening discussions on how best to interpret antibody and viral tests.   The ...
Source: Thailand Hospital News  Jun 15, 2020  2 years ago
Thailand Hospitals: An official disciplinary inquiry has been ordered against the director of a Khon Kaen Hospital, Dr Charnchai Chanvorachaikul in northeastern Thailand, who stands accused of demanding kickbacks. He is accused of demanding a 5% commissions from pharmaceutical firms from March to October 2018, in exchange for buying products from certain suppliers.   The official inquiry wa...
Source: Inhaled Corticosteroids And COVID-19  Jun 15, 2020  2 years ago
Inhaled corticosteroids could be the reason that many COPD patients do not seem to be affected by the COVID-19 disease despite the earlier assumptions that most COPD patients were more likely to get sickened badly by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. However the few that do contract the COVID-19, normally end up in extremely severe conditions.   A new study by researchers from Imperial College Lo...
Source : Mesothelioma and Cancer  Jun 15, 2020  2 years ago
Mesothelioma: According to a cancer research abstract presented during a virtual session of the Society of Interventional Radiology's 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting held yesterday by cancer researchers from Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida and also the University of South Florida, a novel treatment for advanced mesothelioma is safe and effective and may improve the quality of life for patients...
Source: COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma and Hyperimmune Plasma Or H-Ig Therapies  Jun 15, 2020  2 years ago
Convalescent Plasma: In an attempt to treat COVID-19, there have been numerous studies and trials to treat COVID-19 involving convalescent plasma transfusions but most have produced only mediocre results. Biotech companies working in the plasma space are now collaborating to develop a hyperimmune Ig therapy which could product produce better results.   Typically, plasma is the liquid compon...
Source: Drug-Resistant Bacteria  Jun 15, 2020  2 years ago
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA):   Researchers from Emory University have identified and isolated phytochemicals from the Brazilian peppertree- a weedy, invasive shrub in Florida that reduces the virulence of antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria.    The research has been published in the journal: Scientific Reports https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598...
Source: Nitric Oxide and COVID-19  Jun 15, 2020  2 years ago
Nitric Oxide: Previously published findings from the 2003 SARS-CoV infection suggest the potential role of inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) as a supportive measure for treating infection in patients with pulmonary complications. Treatment with inhaled nitric oxide reversed pulmonary hypertension, improved severe hypoxia, and shortened the length of ventilatory support compared with matched control patie...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccines  Jun 14, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Vaccines: With China’s PR machines in full swing telling the world about its progress in terms of creating a COVID-19 vaccine and the time frame it expects to roll it out for its country and the rest of the world, many health professionals elsewhere are either shaking their heads in horror or are having a long hilarious laugh. Chinese reputation and it past track record for tainted ...
Source: COVID-19 Asymptomatic and Presymptomatic  Jun 14, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Asymptomatic and Presymptomatic:  Recently, the ‘China owned’ WHO  (or World Health Organization)  , one of the main health entities with a track record for misinformation and fake news about the COVID 19 made yet more misleading information publicly when during a June 8 press briefing, Maria Van Kerkhove, PhD, the WHO's technical lead on the COVID-19 p...
Source: Telehealth  Jun 14, 2020  2 years ago
Telehealth App:  UK’s most used online doctor consultancy app: Babylon Health has acknowledged that its GP video appointment app has suffered a data breach.   The company was alerted to the problem after one of its users discovered he had been given access to dozens of video recordings of other patients' consultations.   A security follow-up check by Babylon revealed a s...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus  Jun 14, 2020  2 years ago
Thailand Coronavirus: Local Thai media has reported that the Transport Company in Thailand that runs the public buses have imposed a new rule in the attempt to curb COVID-19 in that no foreigners including all expats in the country will be allowed to board any public buses.   Public buses will only be allowed for Thais and proof via the showing of a Thai ID card is required prior to boardin...
Source: Thailand Diabetes  Jun 14, 2020  2 years ago
Diabetes: Indian Researchers led by a Keralite have found in a new study that green jackfruit powder decreases blood sugar and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) in diabetes patients.   The study findings have been published in the American Diabetes Association’s medical journal: Diabetes. https://diabetes.diabetesjournals.org/content/69/Supplement_1/719-P   The study suggests a thera...
Source: COVID-19 Pandemic-Nikita K. Alexandrov  Jun 14, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Pandemic: The following is extracted from an original article by Nikita K. Alexandrov, BChem, MBA.   Alexandrov is a private researcher based in US who had himself contracted COVID-19 and while initially indirectly aiding a private vaccine development project in Canada, he decided to switch to working with a consortium of international researchers, scientific leaders and also front...
Source: COVID-19 Long-Term Health Implications  Jun 13, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Long-Term Health Implications:  Researchers in a collaborative international study are warning that hearing loss could be one of the long-term health side-effects from COVID-19.   Their research review was published in the International Journal of Audiology. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14992027.2020.1776406   Though the pace of research on the SARS-CoV-2 ...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Mutations  Jun 13, 2020  2 years ago
SARS-CoV-2 Mutations: Genomic researchers and virologist from Scripp Research Institute in Florida say they believe the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has mutated in a way that makes it more easily infect human cells.   The researchers say more research is needed to show whether the change has altered the course of the pandemic, but at least one researcher not involved in the study says it likely h...
Source: China Medical News  Jun 13, 2020  2 years ago
China Medical News: Certain Areas In Beijing, China’s capital have been placed under lockdown today as six new confirmed  domestic coronavirus cases were reported, fuelling fears of a resurgence in local transmission. Local hospitals are however saying that there are far more cases than authorities are reporting as hospitals are seeing a surge of patients manifesting symptoms. &n...

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