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Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 28, 2020  2 years ago
The Permanent Secretary From The Ministry Of Public Health, Thailand, Dr. Sukhum Kanchanapimai has just announced that 6 more cases of individuals have been confirmed to be infected with the new 2019-nCov virus from China. Of the six, 5 were a family from Hebei that came to Thailand for a more than a week now and initially never had any symptoms when they entered Thailand. Another also a Chinese n...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 28, 2020  2 years ago
For many years, a widespread, fast-growing algae plant called Chlamydomonas reinhardtii  the green, single-celled organism, which primarily grows in wet soil, has served as a model species for research topics spanning from algae-based biofuels to plant evolution. While other species of algae have been used as dietary nutraceuticals that provide beneficial oils, vitamins, proteins, c...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 28, 2020  2 years ago
Typically affecting more than 7 million adults in the United States, and about 52 million people wordwide, gout is characterized by a sudden onset of pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints and caused by the formation of urate crystal in small spaces between joints that builds up when high amounts of uric acid circulate in the blood. While gout is linked to consuming some foods, including red m...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 28, 2020  2 years ago
Sri Lanka and Germany has officially announced that both countries now have one case each of individuals infected with the new 2019-nCoV virus while Sri Lanka has another 17 individuals under observation while Germany has about 6 more under observation.   The  number of coronavirus infected cases internationally stands as :Thailand (8 cases), Hong Kong (8 cases), United States (5 ca...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 27, 2020  2 years ago
Officials  from Wuhan Municipal Health Commission has finally revealed that the reason for the sometimes  ‘ambiguous’ and also unreliable data was due to the fact that all the hospitals in the area and also elsewhere in Hubei and all over China does not have enough test kits for the 2019-nCoV virus. Initially there were only two companies  in China that  were licens...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 27, 2020  2 years ago
Individuals with blood types A and B may have higher risks for developing dangerous blood clots compared to people who have type O blood. That's according to new research that also showed a slightly higher risk for certain types of heart disease among the A and B groups. Previous research has shown a likely link between heart disease and the ABO gene that exists in people with A, ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 27, 2020  2 years ago
China health authorities in Wuhan as of 4.30pm, Bangkok time released figures showing the death toll is now 91, with one new death in the province of Hainan (an 80 year old woman) and the rest in Hubei. The number of infected has risen to 2874 with many new cases emerging in Beijing, Shanghai and Chongqing. The authorities said that 426 individuals were in critical condition while more than 32,175...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 27, 2020  2 years ago
Have you ever eaten something, gotten sick and then didn’t want to eat that food again because of how it made you feel? That’s because a signal from the gut to the brain produced that sickness, creating a taste aversion.   Typically, conventional wisdom renders there’s one circuit in the brain that suppresses eating and it comes from the stomach and makes you feel sick if yo...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 27, 2020  2 years ago
Biomedical researchers at Tohoku University in Japan have developed a new type of smart contact lenses that can prevent dry eyes. The self-moisturizing system, which is described in the journal Advanced Materials Technologies, maintains a layer of fluid between the contact lens and the eye using a novel mechanism.   Typically, smart contact lenses are wearable devices that could accele...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 27, 2020  2 years ago
A common prescription drug for oedema (the build-up of fluid in the body) called Bumetanide has shown to improve some of the symptoms in young children with autism spectrum disorders and has no significant side effects, according to a new study from researchers in China and the UK.   The study demonstrates for the first time that the drug improves the symptoms by decreasing the ratio of the...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 27, 2020  2 years ago
According to a new study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, exposure to diesel exhaust particles (DEPs) can increase an individual's susceptibility to pneumococcal disease. Typically, the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae is the most common cause of pneumonia and meningitis and the leading cause of infectious disease deaths in under-5s an...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 27, 2020  2 years ago
China Health authorities initially said in a Monday morning statement that the death toll from the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has risen to 80 but at 7.45am (Bangkok time), Wuhan City officials revised the figure to 83. All new deaths were only from the Hubei province and affected cities there and that apparently there were no new deaths reported in other provinces in China. The number infected ha...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 27, 2020  2 years ago
Individuals with osteoarthritis, or “wear and tear” arthritis, have limited treatment options: pain relievers or joint replacement surgery. Now, Salk researchers have discovered that a powerful combination of two experimental drugs reverses the cellular and molecular signs of osteoarthritis in rats as well as in isolated human cartilage cells. Their results were published in the journa...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 26, 2020  2 years ago
The China health authorities as of 9pm Bangkok time announced that the total death toll is only 58 while the numbers infected is a mere 2147. (the figures released by the health authorities do no tally with actual happening in hospitals all over the affected cities!) Bodies piling up at a hospital in Wuhan A Chinese doctor at Wuhan General Hospital speaking on conditions of anonymity told Thail...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 26, 2020  2 years ago
Since the outbreak of SARS in 2002, there was initially numerous studies and research done to find a cure for the SARS Coronavirus.  Most of the research at that time was initiated by researchers from China and also Hong Kong and subsequently as a result of certain breakthroughs; additional research was carried out in countries in Europe and the US. Unfortunately, the enthusiasm for most of ...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Jan 26, 2020  2 years ago
For more than two centuries, 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (37 C) was said to be the average, normal human body temperature. However new research is claiming it is not.   Researchers recently have known that normal body temperature is actually lower than 98.6 and can vary by gender, size, age, time of day and other factors. But now there's also new evidence that shows we've been...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 26, 2020  2 years ago
Over 1.3 million cases of gastric cancer are diagnosed each year around the world. Stomach or gastric cancer is the 5th most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world, and the 7th most prevalent. If healthcare providers detect the stomach cancer in early stages when the cancer is still only in the stomach, the five-year&n...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 26, 2020  2 years ago
The protocol of using of lithium therapy in treating Alzheimer’s disease is a  widely controversial topic in medical circles for a long time.  Much of this stems from the fact that because the information gathered to date has been obtained using a multitude of differential approaches, conditions, formulations, timing and dosages of treatment, results are difficult to comp...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 26, 2020  2 years ago
As of Sunday, 8am Bangkok time, Chinese health officials released information saying that the death toll as a result of the 2019-nCoV virus (or Wuhan Virus) is now 56 while the number infected is 1975, of which 324 individuals are in severe critical condition. However, based on observations by two of Thailand Medical News ground staff in Wuhan and Beijing, the figures do not make any sense. Yest...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 25, 2020  2 years ago
According to a new research by medical professionals from the Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, teenagers with obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have more “unhealthy or bad ” gut bacteria, suggesting the microbiome may play a role in the disorder. The research findings was published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 25, 2020  2 years ago
18 cities In China now In lockdown affecting 56 million people, death toll now 45 and numbers infected have risen to almost 1,500. A ghastly scene form the 1918 Flu Pandemic   China has now expanded the lockdown to cover a total of 18 cities affecting 57 million people with more cities coming under lockdown the next few days. It has also declared that the country is in a state of emergency ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 25, 2020  2 years ago
A recently developed technique could dramatically reduce the number of colorectal cancer patients who unnecessarily undergo major surgery to remove tumors, instead of a minimally invasive procedure.   Leading biomedical scientist Dr Xin Wang of City University of Hong Kong and colleagues have used AI (artificial intelligence)  and machine learning to identify a gene expression pat...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 25, 2020  2 years ago
Medical researchers are saying that one of the causes of breast cancer may be inflammation triggered by harmful bacteria. The scientists say their idea, as yet unproven  is supported by the available evidence, which is that bacterial-induced inflammation is linked to cancer.   The new research published in the journal Medical Hypotheses is by Lancaster University medical stud...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 25, 2020  2 years ago
Researchers from San Diego State University in a new study suggests that ancient viruses called biophages may be just the set of tools needed to cultivate a healthy microbiome. Over the last few years, study after study has said that the overall health of the internal microbiome ecosystem in the gut is critical for overall health and can play a major factor in the development of diseases such as...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 25, 2020  2 years ago
The  2019-nCoV virus that is  rapidly spreading in China and nearby countries seems to trigger symptoms similar to those seen in the severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (SARS) coronavirus outbreak in 2003, two new studies show. The first clinical study was published on Jan. 24 in The Lancet journal, these are the first clinical studies conducted on patients struc...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 25, 2020  2 years ago
A recent study suggests that significant early childhood exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) is associated with structural changes in the brain at the age of 12. Researchers from  the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center  found that children with higher levels of TRAP exposure at birth had reductions at age 12 in gray matter volume and cortical t...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Jan 25, 2020  2 years ago
Official figures on Saturday morning from Chinese health authorities are that 41 people have so far died from the new coronavirus strain in China while 1,287 people are infected although the numbers in state hospitals all over China are showing a different scenario. France has reported three cases of individuals infected with the 2019-nCoV virus while a second case has also been reported in the ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 24, 2020  2 years ago
13 Cities in China are now on lockdown involving a population of about 35 million people. The cities include Wuhan, Ezhou, Huanggang,  Chibi, Xiantao, Zhijiang, Qianjiang, Huangshi, Xianning and Yichang, HuangZhou, Yangxin and Xiushui. More cities are expected to be placed in lockdown over the weekened. So far as of 5pm (Bangkok Time) today, 31 people have died from the disease including t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 24, 2020  2 years ago
Frequent fluctuations and wide swings in blood pressure readings among young adults are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease by middle age, a new analysis led by Duke University medical  researchers shows.   The research finding, published in JAMA Cardiology, suggests that the current practice of averaging blood pressure readings to determine...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 24, 2020  2 years ago
An alarming article by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Professors published recently in The Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI) warn that global climate change is likely to unlock dangerous new microbes, as well as threaten humans' ability to regulate body temperature. Candida auris-a new microbe  All of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Distinguished Professors including Dr ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 24, 2020  2 years ago
Medical researchers from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine have identified blood-based biomarkers associated with both delirium duration and severity in critically ill patients. This finding opens the door to easy, early identification of individuals at risk for longer delirium duration and higher delirium severity and could potentially lead to new treatments of this ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 24, 2020  2 years ago
Aldara or Imiquimod, a skin cream used to treat warts and skin cancer could help protect people against viral diseases such as Zika and dengue, according to new research from the University of Leeds.   Their research findings have identified a new way we might prevent infection from a wide variety of dangerous viruses.   Currently, the climate issues, coupled with an increasingly inter...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 24, 2020  2 years ago
Professor Dr Olivier Feron, an oncology researcher at the University of Louvain (UCLouvain) Institute of Experimental and Clinical Research, in his research as to how understand how metastases form from a tumor, had previously also demonstrated that the most aggressive cancer cells use significant amounts of lipids as energy sources. Now, Prof. Feron has discovered that cancer cells store lipids i...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Jan 24, 2020  2 years ago
Virus Spreading Globally While WHO Still Dragging New cases of individuals being infected with China’s 2019-nCoV virus are emerging in countries like Vietnam, and Singapore. To date so far the virus has emerged in Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Macau, Hong Kong, Thailand, US and Mexico. In the UK, fourteen cases are being investigated. Many are also concerned about the Philippines where the healthca...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 23, 2020  2 years ago
The situation in China is now getting worrisome with more cities are on lockdown. Initially Wuhan with a population of 11 million was placed on lockdown. Now  Huangggang with a population of 7.5 million and Ezhou with a population of I million is also being placed in lockdown.  Speculations  are that certain parts of Shanghai , Shenzhen and even Beijing will be next. Chinese Army ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 23, 2020  2 years ago
The new virus in China that is currently the centre of global attention is called the 2019-nCo V virus, the name given by the WHO or The World  Health Organisation. A Typical Coronavirus   The virus belongs to a class of viruses called coronaviruses. Coronaviruses belong to the subfamily Coronavirinae in the family Coronaviridae, in the order Nidovirales. Coronaviru...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 23, 2020  2 years ago
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine  have created a biodegradable nerve guide ie a polymer tube filled with growth-promoting protein that can regenerate long sections of damaged nerves, without the need for transplanting stem cells or a donor nerve. Dr Lauren Kokai, Ph.D., (left) developed the technology used for this project when she was a graduate studying und...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 23, 2020  2 years ago
Individuals who are exposed to as a child, with chickenpox (varicella) are around 30% less likely to develop shingles (herpes zoster) over 20 years, finds a study in The BMJ. The study results support the theory that re-exposure to the herpes zoster virus in adulthood (after chickenpox infection as a child), boosts immunity to shingles, but does not provide complete protection. I...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 23, 2020  2 years ago
Often, emerging viral infections from bird flu to Ebola to Zika infections, pose major threats to global public health, and understanding their origins can help investigators design defensive strategies against future outbreaks.  A recent study provides important insights on the potential origins of the most recent outbreak of viral pneumonia in China, which started in the middle of Decemb...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 23, 2020  2 years ago
The number of deaths in China as a result of the new coronavirus is fast increasing by the hour and so has the number being infected. According to Chinese officials the number has now jumped to 17 deaths with hundreds more in critical conditions and the number of infected is rising exponentially. The Chinese government is also imposing a “defacto city shutdown and quarantine”. Wuhan...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 22, 2020  2 years ago
Most often breast cancer progression can vary significantly between patients. Even within the same tumor, different areas may be composed of different types of cells and characterized by different tumor structures. This heterogeneity makes it challenging to ascertain the severity of a tumor and assess its molecular subtype, thereby affecting the precision of diagnosis and the choice of the most ef...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 22, 2020  2 years ago
A recent analysis of the clinical trials of HPV vaccines to prevent cervical cancer raises doubts about the vaccines' effectiveness. The findings of the analysis, published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, assessed 12 published Phase 2 and 3 randomised controlled efficacy trials of the HPV vaccines Cervarix and Gardasil. The detailed analysis, carried out by researchers...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 22, 2020  2 years ago
China reported on Wednesday that more than 450 people infected across country, as US and Macao report first cases.   The current death toll from a new pneumonia-like virus originating in China rose to nine on Wednesday, with more than 450 people affected across the country. Meanwhile, newly confirmed cases in the U.S. and Macao underscored concerns over how the coronavirus was spreading ahead...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 22, 2020  2 years ago
A new study by researchers from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center show that animal models given a new drug targeting a key gene involved in lipid and glucose metabolism could tolerate a high-fat diet regimen (composed of 60% fat from lard) without developing significant liver damage, becoming obese, or disrupting their body's glucose balance. Currently, the US CDC estimates th...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 22, 2020  2 years ago
Unknown to most common people, what keeps most infectious disease researchers busy are not  infamous viruses like Ebola. Instead,the  influenza virus, commonly known as the flu, continues to be a clear and present danger to humanity. Dr David Markovitz, M.D., Professor of internal medicine in the division of infectious diseases at Michigan Medicine told Thailand Medical News, "In...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 22, 2020  2 years ago
According to a recent study from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, treating septic shock in children with a combination of intravenous vitamin C, vitamin B1 and hydrocortisone (a commonly used steroid) is associated with lower mortality. This is the first pediatric study of the safe and relatively inexpensive treatment for septic shock, and the preliminary data supports...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 22, 2020  2 years ago
A new study confirms that the chemicals in sunscreens such as avobenzone, oxybenzone, octocrylene, and ecamsule that help shield individuals from the sun's rays, are also absorbed into the body at levels that raise some safety questions. The study was done by the US FDA as a result of previous studies showing the same by private medical institutions. All studies past and new showed that the...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 21, 2020  2 years ago
According to Chinese health authrorities, the number of people in China infected by a new SARS-like virus jumped to 291 on Tuesday. Since the last 24 hours, there has been nearly 80 new confirmed cases of the virus that has so far killed six people, with over 900 still under medical observation, said the National Health Commission. The recent confirmed cases are mostly in Hubei provi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 21, 2020  2 years ago
Coralberry is a low-growing, shrub with stems that produce clusters of red fruits in the fall. It is a good food source for several species of bird. New research shows that the coralberry holds promise as a natural therapeutic adjuvant for combatting uveal melanoma (UM), the most aggressive variant of eye cancer.   Research findings from the Universities of Bonn and Magdeburg, in colla...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 21, 2020  2 years ago
A novel study by researchers from Karolinska Institutet show that mucosa-associated invariant T cells (MAIT cells) of the human immune system respond with dynamic activity and reprogramming of gene expression during the initial phase of HIV infection. The study fills a knowledge gap, as previously, the function of MAIT cells during this particular phase was not well understood.   Enormous e...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 21, 2020  2 years ago
Probiotic beverages could become a promising new weapon in the battle against antibiotic resistant bacteria, after a team of scientists at the University of Birmingham engineered and patented a key genetic element that can tackle the genetic basis of resistance.   The research team is now seeking funding for a clinical trial for the drink which has potential to work against many resist...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 20, 2020  2 years ago
An antibiotic compound made by cannabis plants has been found to wipe out drug-resistant bacteria, raising hopes of a new weapon in the fight against superbugs. Medical scientists screened and tested five cannabis compounds for their antibiotic properties and found that one, cannabigerol (CBG), was particularly potent at killing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), one of the most ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 20, 2020  2 years ago
A new medtech startup based in Singapore, EKO.AI has raised a US$4 million round co-led by Sequoia India and Singapore government-linked strategic investor EDBI. Partech Ventures, SGInnovate and Startup Health also participated in the round. Dr Carolyn Lam From Eko.Ai The startup Eko.Ai has developed a machine learning platform to automate the slow, manual and error-prone process of measuring a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 20, 2020  2 years ago
A biomolecule produced by the brain that activates the same receptors as cannabis is protective against stress by reducing anxiety-causing connections between two brain regions, Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers report. This new research finding, published in Neuron journal, could help explain why some people use cannabis when they're anxious or under stress. It could als...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 20, 2020  2 years ago
A novel approach to studying the effects of two common chemicals used in cosmetics and sunscreens found they can cause DNA damage in breast cells at surprisingly low concentrations, while the same dose did not harm cells without estrogen receptors.   The new research published in Environmental Health Perspectives, identifies a new mechanism by which estrogens and xenoestrogens-environm...

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