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Source: COVID-19 Research  Jun 07, 2020  3 years ago
COVID-19 Research: To date, there are more than 1,486 peer-reviewed published research studies related to COVID-19 in more than 185 medical journals not only in English but also in other languages.   However there are almost more than 12,039 pre-print non-peer-reviewed studies published over the last few months in more than 17 pre-print servers online. Thailand Medical News in this second r...
Source: Uric Acid Supplements  Jun 07, 2020  3 years ago
Uric Acid: Medical researchers from Kumamoto University in Japan have discovered that uric acid, an antioxidant, protects against declining lung function from age or lung disease, especially in women. https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3921/9/5/387   It is commonly known that the oxidant/antioxidant imbalance plays a pivotal role in the lung. Uric acid (UA), an endogenous antioxidant, is highly pres...
Source : COVID-19 Latest  Jun 07, 2020  3 years ago
COVID-19 Latest: It was announce that the U S FDA  has approved the antibiotic combination imipenem-cilastatin and relbactam (Recarbrio) for the treatment of hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (HABP/VABP) in patients aged 18 years and older. Recarbrio was previously FDA-approved to treat patients with complicated urinary tract infections and co...
Source: COVID-19 & KHN  Jun 07, 2020  3 years ago
COVID-19: It is shocking to see scenes of US authorities using tear gas and pepper sprays to disperse protesters in various states while the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is still infecting tens of thousands of individuals each day. Studies have shown that the usage of these chemicals can increase the risk to respiratory illnesses. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25003867/   Unknown to many des...
Source: Cannabis  Jun 06, 2020  3 years ago
Cannabis: The world is facing an impending health crisis a bacterial resistance to antibiotics is growing at a fast rate. With fewer antibiotics available to treat resistant bacterial infections, the possibility of entering a pre-antibiotic era is becoming a fast reality.   Currently alternative strategies are being explored and helper compounds are attracting attention.   Helper compo...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 06, 2020  3 years ago
US Medical News: America has finally started the legal process to sue a Chinese firm over half a million fake N95 masks that the country had ordered during the peak of the COVID-19 crisis when it needed these protective masks for its front line health staff.    A legal complaint was filed in a federal court in Brooklyn, New York, in which the FBI said Guangdong-based King Yea...
Source: Blood Clots  Jun 06, 2020  3 years ago
Blood Clots: Medical researchers from Baylor College of Medicine are recommending that all hospitalized COVID-19 patients especially those admitted to the ICU to undergo a thromboelastography (TEG) to test for the risk of forming blood clots.    The researchers advocated this protocol after after they found that more than half of the patients tested under these same conditions develope...
Source: COVID-19 Treatments  Jun 06, 2020  3 years ago
COVID-19 Treatments: Significant early data from a clinical study suggest that blocking the Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) protein provided clinical benefit to a group of patients with severe COVID-19. The medical researchers observed that the off-label use of the cancer drug acalabrutinib, a BTK inhibitor that is approved to treat several blood cancers, was associated with reduced respiratory distr...
Source: Campylobacter  Jun 06, 2020  3 years ago
Campylobacter:  According to a new research from the University of Queensland-Australia, gastrointestinal infection with Campylobacter plays a major role in the stunting of children.   The research findings are published in the medical journal: PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. https://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0008328   Typical...
Source: Supplements And COVID-19  Jun 06, 2020  3 years ago
Supplements: Medical researchers from Singapore General Hospital lead by Professor Dr Heng Joo Ng from the Department of Hematology, SGH have recently published a preprint study that has been yet to be peer-reviewed that shows a combination of easily available and cheap dietary supplements such as Vitamins D3, B12 and the mineral magnesium can reduce the progression of the disease to severe or fat...
Source: Acute Kidney Injury  Jun 06, 2020  3 years ago
Acute Kidney Injury:  According to a study published in The British Medical Journal or BMJ, most hospitalized COVID-19 patients faced major morbidity and mortality, with 78.0 percent of those admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) developing acute kidney injury or AKI. https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m1996 Dr Michael G. Argenziano, from Columbia University in New York City, and c...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 05, 2020  3 years ago
US Medical News: There were a total of 22,268 New Covid-19 infections in the United States over the last 24 hours (4th June) and a total of 1031 deaths reported. To date a total of 1,924,189 individuals have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the United States of which a total of 712,252 are supposedly to have ‘recovered’ according to US health authorities.   A to...
Source: High Blood Pressure  Jun 05, 2020  3 years ago
High Blood Pressure:  So far from what we have seen, diabetes and obesity are some of the many factors that contribute to the risk of dying from COVID-1 and now yet another study indicate that patients with raised blood pressure have a two-fold increased risk of dying from the coronavirus COVID-19 compared to patients without high blood pressure.   Furthermore the new research found th...
Source: Women's Health  Jun 05, 2020  3 years ago
Women’s Health: A new study in the journal PLOS Pathogens by Dr Jo-Ann Passmore from the University of Cape Town, and her research teammates show that vaginal Lactobacillus bacterial strains largely perform better than strains currently used in probiotics for vaginal health. https://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371/journal.ppat.1008559   The study findings su...
Source: Parkinson's Disease  Jun 05, 2020  3 years ago
Parkinson’s Disease: Medical researchers from McLean Hospital in Massachusetts in collaboration with scientists at Nanyang Technical University, Singapore have identified two molecules naturally produced by the body that stimulate the production of dopamine, the molecule that is in short supply in the brains of patients with Parkinson’s disease.   The researchers say that stimul...
Source: Strokes And COVID-19  Jun 05, 2020  3 years ago
Strokes: A new research study shows that healthy young patients with no risk factors for stroke may have an increased risk if they have contracted COVID-19, whether or not they are showing symptoms of the disease. The study findings has serious implications as people who otherwise are either symptomatic or are going to only mild to moderate conditions of the disease or have even recovered have to ...
Source: Lyme Disease  Jun 05, 2020  3 years ago
Lyme Disease affects about 320,000 individuals in America each year and much more all over the world. The disease is caused by the spirochete bacteria: Borrelia burgdorferi which is transmitted by an infected tick bite. Typical symptoms can include arthritis, cardiac and neurological problems if left untreated. Clinical manifestations include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characte...
Source: Famotidine And COVID-19  Jun 05, 2020  3 years ago
Famotidine and COVID-19: To date there are still no proven effective and approved drugs for COVID-19 and most drugs are only authorized under experimental use.   However a commonly available and inexpensive drug that is used to ease the symptoms of indigestion may prove a worthy contender for treating COVID-19 infection in those whose disease doesn't require admission to hospital.  ...
Source: Hormones  Jun 04, 2020  3 years ago
Hormones: Medical researchers from Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Center for Neuroscience Research, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Missouri have discovered a new human hormone called phoenixin which could play a major role in adjusting a person's level of thirst according to the body's needs.   The breakthrough discovery of the hormone, which is made in the h...
Source: Nutritional Supplements  Jun 04, 2020  3 years ago
Nutritional Supplements: Medical researchers from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and the Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa in Spain have created a new diagnostic test that determines which children with CAD deficiency, a rare metabolic disease are likely to benefit from receiving uridine, a nutritional supplement that has dramatically improved the lives of other ...
Source: Cytokine Storms  Jun 04, 2020  3 years ago
Cytokine Storms: The largest Swiss pharmaceuticals conglomerate Roche announced today that the US FDA had given it emergency clearance for a test identifying patients most at risk of a dangerous immune response to coronavirus infection.   A large proportion of COVID-19 patients display a very severe inflammatory response to COVID-19 as the body tries to combat the infection but ends up also...
Source: Blood Clots  Jun 04, 2020  3 years ago
Blood Clots: Biotech and medical experts from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University are developing a revolutionary medical device to detect blood clots, especially in pediatric patients. The red lines in this photo are the microfluidic device Dr. Abhishek Jain and his team have developed to help detect blood clots. Credit: Texas A&M University  Contrary t...
Source: Drug Rehabilitation And Drug Rehab Centres  Jun 04, 2020  3 years ago
Drug Rehabilitation: Korean researchers from the Korea Brain Research Institute or KBRI have discovered that dopamine D2 receptors (DRD2s) in cholinergic interneurons (ChINs) play a crucial role in cocaine addiction.   The research findings were published in Biological Psychiatry, a leading academic journal in the field of psychiatry. https://www.biologicalpsychiatryjournal.com/article/S000...
Source: Biotechnology And COVID-19  Jun 04, 2020  3 years ago
Biotechnology: University Of Virginia’s biomedical experts in collaboration with international biotech professionals and entities have created a new online open-access platform that will help researchers and scientists working with COVID-19 drug and vaccine development better understand the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus about the structural models they are using in their research. https://covi...
Source: Male Infertility And Orchitis  Jun 04, 2020  3 years ago
Male Infertility: A Peer-reviewed study published in the journal European Urology Focus indicates that the SARS-CoV02 coronavirus is able to cause damage to the testicles without even actually entering the testicular cells. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2405456920301449?dgcid=rss_sd_all   A pathological analysis of patient samples from a hospital in Wuhan showed that th...
Source: Hydroxychloroquine  Jun 04, 2020  3 years ago
Hydroxychloroquine :The drug that has used to treat malaria and has been publicly touted by some as drug that can be used as a prophylaxis to prevent getting infected with COVID-19,  has in a rigorous a detailed study been proven to be ineffective. The research by medical experts from the University Of Minnesota is the first large, high-quality study to test the drug effectiveness in health w...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Jun 04, 2020  3 years ago
COVID-19 Latest: Medical researchers at the Francis Crick Institute and Charité – Universitätsmedizin in Berlin have identified 27 protein biomarkers that could be used to predict whether a patient with COVID-19 is likely to become severely ill with the disease.   The study has been published in the medical journal: Cell Systems. https://www.cell.com/cell-systems/fulltext/...
Source: Pediatrics  Jun 04, 2020  3 years ago
Pediatrics: French researchers have found that an inflammatory syndrome in children and adolescents, believed to be linked to COVID-19, seems to be more common among children of African ancestry.   The pediatric syndrome has been compared with Kawasaki disease, a rare condition which mainly affects children under five. Experts have said that it may be an "antibody mediated or...
Source: Chemotherapy  Jun 03, 2020  3 years ago
Chemotherapy: Medical and oncology researchers from University Of Virginia in a new study found that what a cancer patient eats can affect the outcome of chemotherapy. The same can be applied to other patients with other chronic conditions and the corresponding medical treatments.   The research paper was published in the journal: Nature Communications. https://www.nature.com/articles/s4146...
Source: Diabetes And COVID-19  Jun 03, 2020  3 years ago
Diabetes And COVID-19: French researchers in a new study show that body mass index (BMI) is associated with tracheal intubation and/or death within seven days among individuals with diabetes hospitalized for COVID-19.   Dr Bertrand Cariou from the University of Nantes in France, and his research team conducted a multicenter study in 1,317 people with diabetes (88.5 percent with type 2 diabe...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 03, 2020  3 years ago
US Medical News: In the 24hrs for the 2nd of June, America registered 1,134 deaths due to the COVID-19 disease, bringing the total deaths in the United States so far to 108,059.   In the same period, 21,882 new COVID-19 infected cases were reported bringing the total infected so far in the country to 1,881,205.   Off these, 645, 974 individuals have been deemed as “recovered&rsqu...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  Jun 03, 2020  3 years ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: A team of medical and biotech researchers led by Dr Chaofeng Ma of Xi'an Center for Disease Control and Prevention in China had initially hypothesized that viral inactivation may contribute to false negatives.   The researchers subsequently tested several inactivation methodologies to determine if and to what extent they reduce detectible virus in a clinical s...
Source: UV Light and COVID-19  Jun 03, 2020  3 years ago
UV Light: Researchers at Pennsylvania State University, the University of Minnesota, University of Tokyo and Tohoku University in a joint research have ascertained that personal, handheld devices emitting high-intensity ultraviolet light are feasible for ‘killing’ the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.     The study findings are published in the journal: Nature’s Communication P...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Jun 03, 2020  3 years ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: A collaborative research led by Peking University In Beijing has successfully identified multiple highly potent neutralizing antibodies against the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus, the causative virus of the respiratory/thrombotic disease COVID-19, from convalescent plasma by high-throughput single-cell sequencing.   These neutralizing antibodies generated by the h...
Source: Hartmann-Boyce, Jamie & Lindson, Nicola – Converzation   Jun 03, 2020  3 years ago
Nicotine: Most countries in the Europe including France recently put limits on the purchase nicotine-replacement products, stopping online sales and restricting buyers to a one-month supply of gums, patches and inhalers bought at pharmacies. The limits have nothing to do with the products' usefulness or safety as these are well established. They have been put in place to stop people stock...
Source: Antibiotics  Jun 03, 2020  3 years ago
Antibiotics: Researchers from University of Melbourne are exploring ways to eradicate lethal pathogens with 'resistance resistant' antibiotics, and it could also contribute in the fight against SARS-CoV-2coronavirus disease or COVID-19 complications.   Typically as bacteria evolve, they develop strategies that undermine antibiotics and morph into 'superbugs' that c...
Source: COVID-19 Antibody Tests  Jun 02, 2020  3 years ago
COVID-19 Antibody Tests: The Covid-19 serology or antibody tests became available only in April this year. These tests involve a blood sample and detect antibodies produced by the body in response to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. A positive test indicates that a person was infected at some time in the past.  A research paper published recently in the journal Clinical Chemistry by Dr Neil And...
Source: Anti-Inflammatory Drugs  Jun 02, 2020  3 years ago
Anti-inflammatory Drugs: Researchers from the University of Liverpool and AKL Research and Development Ltd (AKLRD), have developed a new anti-inflammatory drug called APPA that has anti-inflammatory properties but without weakening host defense to infection. The drug could be useful in treating COVID-1 cytokine storms.   The research was published in the journal: Inflammopharmacol...
Source: Immunotherapy  Jun 02, 2020  3 years ago
Immunotherapy: A research led by medical scientists from the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center has identified a protein called PCBP1 within certain immune cells that is required for optimal immune responses to cancer.   The study findings, reported in the journal Science Advances, also suggest that the protein might be useful for predicting which cancer patients&nb...
Source: WHO-World Health Organisation  Jun 02, 2020  3 years ago
WHO: The World Health Organization warned that increased antibiotics use in combating the COVID-19 pandemic will strengthen bacterial resistance and ultimately lead to more deaths during the crisis and beyond.   Director-general of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed concern that a "worrying number" of bacterial infections were becoming increasingly resistant to the medicine...
Source: COVID-19 Transmissions  Jun 02, 2020  3 years ago
COVID-19 Transmission:  Considering that the weather is now warmer and lockdown orders are being lifted, individuals are questioning: Can air conditioning tranmit COVID-19, especially the AC in public places, the office, stores or restaurants?   A few past researches raised concerns especially one study, published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, found that nine people in Wuh...
Source: Pregnancy And COVID-19  Jun 02, 2020  3 years ago
Pregnancy And COVID-19: According to a recent study by medical researchers from the Department of  Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, pregnant women who take extra choline supplements may mitigate the negative impact that viral respiratory infections, including COVID-19, can have on their babies. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...
Source: COVID-19  Jun 02, 2020  3 years ago
COVID-19: Researchers from University Of Sydney have found an association between lower humidity and an increase in locally acquired positive cases. It was discovered that a 1 percent decrease in humidity could increase the number of COVID-19 cases by 6 percent.   The new research led by Professor Dr Michael Ward, an epidemiologist in the Sydney School of Veterinary Science at the Universit...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 01, 2020  3 years ago
US Medical News: EDITORIAL- In a country that has reported 20,350 new cases of COVID-19 in the last few hours bringing  the total in the country to 1,841,375 cases and a total of about 106,270 deaths as a result of the SAR-CoV-2 coronavirus, it is shocking to see on TV channels and online media spanning from the CNN, New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News images of black African Americans ...
Source: Britain Medical News  Jun 01, 2020  3 years ago
Britain Medical News: The official number of individuals infected with COVID-19 in UK stands at 274,781(1st June 2020) and the total number of deaths caused by the coronavirus is 38,489 (although may medical experts claim it could be as high as more than 47,000 as a result of under-reporting by authorities and also the failure to take into consideration deaths at nursing homes and institutions for...
Source: Face Mask  Jun 01, 2020  3 years ago
Face Mask:  The Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) faculty of Materials Science and Engineering have developed a revolutionary self-disinfecting reusable protective face mask.   The self- disinfection process occurs when a layer of carbon fibers in the mask is heated using a low current source, such as an electric mobile phone charger, the developers state.   A legal patent...
Source: Ménière’s Disease  Jun 01, 2020  3 years ago
Ménière’s Disease: The disease is an inner-ear condition that can cause vertigo, a specific type of dizziness in which you feel as though you’re spinning. It also can cause ringing in your ear (tinnitus), hearing loss that comes and goes, and a feeling of fullness or pressure in your ear. Usually, only one ear is affected. The hearing loss&nb...
Source: Medical Imaging  Jun 01, 2020  3 years ago
Medical Imaging: Researchers from Icahn School Of medicine , Mount Sinai are warning clinical practitioners that a recent study they conducted revealed a high frequency of negative chest CT findings among pediatric patients with laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus disease (COVID-19), while also suggesting that bilateral, lower lobe-predominant ground-glass opacities (GGOs) are common in th...
Source: COVID-19  Jun 01, 2020  3 years ago
COVID-19: With the rainy season now in Thailand and in many Asian countries and with warnings of Dengue expected to be prevailing, many are also concerned as to whether the mosquito season that typically accompanies the rainy season can also contribute to the spread of the COVID-19 disease.   You cannot blame people for their concerns considering that these bloodsuckers are known to transmi...
Source: COVID-19 Disinfectants  Jun 01, 2020  3 years ago
COVID-19 Disinfectants: Researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have developed "MAP-1," a new disinfectant spray that can kill viruses including the SARS-CoV-2coronavirus and bacteria for up to 90 days. https://www.ust.hk/news/research-and-innovation/hkust-develops-new-smart-anti-microbial-coating-fight-against-covid-19 The new disinfectant coating is unlike ...
Source: Ophthalmology   May 31, 2020  3 years ago
Ophthalmology: Covid-19-related safety is crucial if one wears contact lenses, eyeglasses or safety glasses/goggles, eye experts say. Though the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends limiting use of contact lenses and switching to eyeglasses during the pandemic, the American Optometric Association says there's no evidence that wearing contacts increases COVID-19 r...
Source: US Medical News  May 31, 2020  3 years ago
US Medical News: Sadly, the number of COVID-19 infected cases in America does not seem to be going down with 23,290 cases reported in the last 24 hours for the 30th Of May 2020 and 1015 deaths were registered.   To date the total number of individuals that have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the United States stands at 1,816,897 while the total number of deaths are 105,557...
Source: Influenza  May 31, 2020  3 years ago
Influenza: Though it is very vague and not conformative, the second annual influenza season in Thailand starts during the rainy months of June to August while the first season is during the cooler months of December to February. In the US, the flu season typically starts in October to February while in China it is between November to February. In UK it is also around October to February.  In ...
Source: Epstein-Barr Virus  May 31, 2020  3 years ago
Epstein-Barr Virus: Medical researchers from University of Utah Health Sciences have discovered that the Epstein-Barr virus which causes mononucleosis and is linked to the development of several cancers utilized a unique strategy to survive. The virus seizes and takes the reins of its host's cellular processes to make copies of itself and to prioritize the production of its own proteins over ...
Source: ASCO20 Cancer Updates  May 30, 2020  3 years ago
ASCO20 Cancer Updates:  Medical researchers from the University College London (UCL) and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) in a recent large  international clinical trial have found that pembrolizumab, a form of immunotherapy, more than doubled the 'progression free survival' time of patients with a specific subtype of advanced bowel cancer, when com...

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