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Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 11, 2020  2 years ago
A Korean research team from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) has developed technology that allows diagnosis of diabetes and treatment of diabetic retinopathy just by wearing a 'smart light-emitting diode (LED) contact lens.' With this technology, it is anticipated that development of wearable diagnostic and therapeutic devices for diabetes will be realized. Professo...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 10, 2020  2 years ago
A new large study of Chinese adults, published by the scientific journal Addiction, has found that eight percent of men in China are problem drinkers, and that problem drinking is more prevalent among men of lower socio-economic status and in rural areas. Problem drinking is associated with significantly increased risk of physical and mental health problems and premature death. Alcohol consum...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 10, 2020  2 years ago
A new drug designed to tackle diabetes could also be repurposed as the first treatment to prevent miscarriage by targeting the lining of the womb itself, according to a clinical trial led by the University of Warwick. The studied treatment works by increasing the amount of stem cells in the lining of the womb, improving conditions in the womb to support pregnancy. The new research by Warwick Me...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 10, 2020  2 years ago
University of Bath medical researchers and biological engineers have developed a test that could help medics quickly diagnose urinary tract infections (UTIs), using a normal smartphone camera. Credit: University Of Bath Almost similar in principle to a pregnancy test, the process can identify the presence of harmful E. coli bacteria in a urine sample in just 25 minutes. As well as bei...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 10, 2020  2 years ago
Individuals with metabolic syndrome—a set of conditions including obesity, impaired glucose metabolism, elevated levels of fats and cholesterol in the blood, and high blood pressure, are more likely to experience recurrent blood clots, according to a new study published today in Blood Advances. Among patients diagnosed with a type of blood clot known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), those...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 10, 2020  2 years ago
A recent research shows that a test oncologists commonly used to guide chemotherapy treatment for post-breast cancer surgery patients may also help them decide whether radiation therapy may be of benefit. Commonly known as the 21-gene recurrence score, the test is a personalized analysis of the activity of 21 genes found in a patient's breast tumor tissue. The score can be...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 10, 2020  2 years ago
A new study indicates that cardiovascular diseases, including heart failure, atrial fibrillation, coronary heart disease, and stroke are each linked with a higher risk of developing kidney failure. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of JASN, highlight the importance of protecting the kidney health of individuals diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. The kidneys and the heart ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 10, 2020  2 years ago
According to a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), drinking green tea at least three times a week is linked with a longer and healthier life. First author Dr. Xinyan Wang, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing told Thailand Medical News, “Habitual tea consumption is associated with lower risks...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 09, 2020  2 years ago
Australian medical research led by Professor Steve Wilton and Professor Sue Fletcher and licensed to Sarepta Therapeutics has delivered a second treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, with the drug gaining accelerated approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Basically affecting boys, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an inherited disorder that causes progressive muscle weakness...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 09, 2020  2 years ago
Health authorities in China have announced that the mysterious pneumonia outbreak that struck 59 people is caused by a new strain of virus from the same family as SARS, which killed hundreds of people more than a decade ago.   Medical scientist Dr Xu Jianguo told the Thailand Medical News that experts had "preliminarily determined" a new type of coronavirus was behind the outbreak, ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 09, 2020  2 years ago
Memory and learning  impairments in a Down syndrome mouse model were reversed by correcting expression of a gene that influences the generation of new neurons in the brain. The finding could pave the way to treat the cognitive impairment associated with Down syndrome in humans. Typically, adult neurogenesis is the process of generating new neurons in the adult brain. Defects in this proces...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 09, 2020  2 years ago
Medical Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed a new hydrogel based on the body's natural peptide defense. It has been shown to prevent and treat infections in wounds. The formulation kills multi-resistant bacteria, something that is increasing in importance with antibiotic resistance growing globally. Dr Artur Schmidtchen, Professor of Dermatology and Venereology at Lund Uni...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 09, 2020  2 years ago
The flowers of the firecracker bush (Bouvardia ternifolia), native to Mexico and the American Southwest, which are red and tube-shaped is now the attention of cancer researchers all around the world. These flowers  provides the chemical bouvardin, which the lab of University of Colorado Cancer Center and CU Boulder researcher, Dr Tin Tin Su, Ph.D., and others have shown to slow a cancer's...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 08, 2020  2 years ago
Health authorities in South Korea has put a 36-year-old Chinese woman under isolated treatment amid concerns that she brought back a form of viral pneumonia that has sickened dozens in mainland China and Hong Kong in recent weeks. The South Korea Centers of Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday said that the woman, who was diagnosed with viral pneumonia on Tuesday following two business t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 08, 2020  2 years ago
Researchers from Monash University, Australia have identified bacterial exposure as a potential environmental risk factor in developing coeliac disease, a hereditary autoimmune-like condition that has a global incidence of about 1.1% of the world population. In Australia, it is estimated that half of all Australians are born with one of two genes that cause coeliac disease, and approximate...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 08, 2020  2 years ago
In an attempt to try out a new radical approach to treat cocaine addition, researchers at the Mayo Clinic are seeking approval for first-in-human studies of a single-dose gene therapy. To support the safety and efficacy of this approach they have demonstrated the successful delivery of a gene coding for an enzyme that metabolizes cocaine into harmless byproducts in mice. The study is published in&...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 08, 2020  2 years ago
According to a new Swiss study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, even very low concentrations of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hs-cTnI) cannot safely rule out inducible myocardial ischemia in patients with symptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD).   Typically, troponins are proteins found in the cardiac and skeletal muscles. When the heart is damaged, it releases tr...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 08, 2020  2 years ago
As more people with diabetes and pre-diabetes are looking for strategies to help control blood sugar, new research from University of British Columbia's Okanagan campus suggests that ketone monoester drinks, a popular new food supplement may help do exactly that. Dr Jonathan Little, Associate Professor at UBC Okanagan's School of Health and Exercise Sciences and study lead author told Tha...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 08, 2020  2 years ago
Folic acid and zinc, a pair of dietary supplements long touted as an effective treatment for male infertility, failed to improve pregnancy rates, sperm counts, and sperm potency in a new study conducted at University of Utah Health and other medical centers in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health. According to the researchers, the finding presents the most definitive evidence to date...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 08, 2020  2 years ago
Oncology researchers at the University College of London (UCL) have identified how a subset of immune cells are activated to kill cancerous cells, a finding in mice which could hold the key to new powerful therapies against cancer. The new study built on previous research, also led by Professors Sergio Quezada and Karl Peggs (both UCL Cancer Institute), which found that following immunotherapy so...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 08, 2020  2 years ago
When a healthy human heart ages, it becomes more susceptible to cardiovascular diseases. Though researchers have discovered that relaxin, an insulin-like hormone, suppresses atrial fibrillation (AF), inflammation, and fibrosis in aged rats, the underlying mechanisms of these benefits are still unknown. In a new Scientific Reports paper, University of Pittsburgh graduate student Dr Brian...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020  3 years ago
Roughly about twenty percent of confirmed pregnancies end in miscarriage, most often in the first trimester, for reasons ranging from infection to chromosomal abnormality. But some women have recurrent miscarriages, a painful process that points to underlying issues. Clinical studies have been uneven, but some evidence shows that for women with a history of recurrent miscarriage, taking progestero...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020  3 years ago
The mental state of Delirium (sudden confusion or a rapid change in mental state) remains a serious challenge for the healthcare system. Delirium affects 15 to 26 percent of hospitalized older adults and can be particularly problematic because those experiencing the condition may interfere with medical care or directly harm themselves or others. Aside from behavioral therapy and physical restra...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020  3 years ago
According to new research from the Francis Crick Institute, UK, benign intestinal tumors with mutations that delete or inactivate two particular tumor-suppressing genes develop more quickly towards cancerous forms. Typically, there are various types of cancer that affect the intestines, including cancers in either the small or large intestines. These intestinal cancers can develop from initiall...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020  3 years ago
Statistically more women than men die of heart failure. The reason is that only 50 percent of the heart failure cases among women are caused by having a heart attack, which can be treated with modern methods. In the case of the  remaining other half of women experiencing heart failure, the cause is generally related to having untreated high blood pressure leve...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020  3 years ago
A new method of combining advanced optical imaging with an artificial intelligence algorithm produces accurate, real-time intraoperative diagnosis of brain tumors, a new study finds. The study examined the diagnostic accuracy of brain tumor image classification through AI and machine learning, compared with the accuracy of pathologist interpretation of conventional histologic images. The result...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020  3 years ago
According to a new report by Moody's Analytics and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, the health of millennials is deteriorating more rapidly than older generations' did, and that could have a devastating effect on the economy. The report paints a dismal picture of how the 2009 economic recession affected millennials' health.   Mark Zandi, a chief economist f...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 06, 2020  3 years ago
A recent study shows the feasibility of using gene therapy to treat the progressive neurodegenerative disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The study, which demonstrated the effectiveness of direct delivery of gene therapy into the brain of a mouse model of CTE, is published in Human Gene Therapy. Dr Ronald Crystal and colleagues from Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY,...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 06, 2020  3 years ago
Although some of the effects of air pollution on health are well documented ie lung cancer, stroke, respiratory diseases, and a long etcetera, but for many others there is less scientific evidence. Such is the case of bone health: there are only a few studies and results are inconclusive. Now, a study in India led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) has found an association bet...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 06, 2020  3 years ago
A new study shows that the first strain of influenza virus we encounter during childhood sets the course of how our immune system responds to exposures later in life. How successfully a person can fend off the flu depends not only on the virus’ notorious ability to change with the season, but also on the strain first encountered during childhood, according to new research published...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 06, 2020  3 years ago
Researchers from Boyce Thompson Institute have discovered 95 potential new human protein targets for salicylate compounds and provide a roadmap for future drug development against dozens of diseases. Individuals have used aspirin to treat pain, fever and inflammation for more than a century, and the drug is also used to reduce the risk of strokes, heart attacks and some cancers. An estimated 12...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 06, 2020  3 years ago
Health authorities in China on Sunday said a mysterious viral pneumonia outbreak that has affected 59 people was not the flu-like virus SARS that killed hundreds more than a decade ago. The pneumonia-like infection was first reported last week in Wuhan, a central Chinese city with a population of over 11 million leading to online speculation about a resurgence of the highly contagious SARS viru...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 05, 2020  3 years ago
Every year more than 200 million people are affected by Malaria worldwide, and resistance to antimalarial treatments is constantly increasing. This infectious disease is caused by Plasmodium parasites that are capable of adapting to varied environments. During the parasite's life cycle, it lives in the salivary glands of the mosquito vector before infecting the liver and then the blo...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 05, 2020  3 years ago
AML or Acute myeloid leukemia is the most common type of leukemia in adults. It is characterized by the pathological expansion of immature cells (myeloblasts) that invade the bone marrow and expand into the blood, affecting the production of the rest of the healthy cells. Although patients usually respond well to chemotherapy-based treatments, a large proportion of them eventually relapse or show ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 05, 2020  3 years ago
It is estimated that there are approximately 85,000 industrial chemicals currently in use, in products such as clothing, cleaning solutions, carpets, and furniture. For the vast majority of these chemicals, scientists have little or no information about their potential to cause cancer. Image Credit : MIT Typically, the detection of DNA damage in cells can predict whether cancer will d...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 04, 2020  3 years ago
A new study shows that bariatric surgery is associated with a distinct reduction in skin-cancer risk, a study shows. This finding can be described as a key piece of evidence that substantiates the connection between weight loss and malignant skin cancer. Dr Magdalena Taube, the first author behind the study and a researcher in molecular and clinical medicine at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of ...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Jan 04, 2020  3 years ago
Authorities in Hong Kong activated a newly created "serious response" level Saturday as fears spread about a mysterious infectious disease that may have been brought back by visitors from  mainland China. Five possible cases have been reported in Hong Kong of a mysterious viral pneumonia that has also infected at least 44 people in Wuhan, an inland city west of Shanghai and about...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 04, 2020  3 years ago
A research study indicates that following the Mediterranean diet may help kidney transplant recipients maintain transplant kidney function. The findings appear in an January 2020  issue of The Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Even with improvements in the survival of transplanted kidneys in the early years after transplantation, loss of kidney function...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 04, 2020  3 years ago
A new study has found that long-term consumption of lingonberry juice lowers high blood pressure and improves the function of blood vessels. Typically at some point in their lives, many people develop elevated blood pressure, even hypertension and functional disturbances in blood vessels related to low-grade inflammation. In addition to drug therapies, nutrition has a key role in the management...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 04, 2020  3 years ago
The research findings of the two studies by  Harvard Medical School, both conducted in animal models, show that bile acids promote the differentiation and activity of several types of T cells involved in regulating inflammation and linked to intestinal inflammatory conditions. They also reveal that gut microbes are critical for converting bile acids into immune-signaling molecules. The resear...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Jan 04, 2020  3 years ago
How different chemical compounds in creams, cosmetics, and other consumer products  trigger allergic reactions in the skin  has remained somewhat mysterious for a long time. Finally a new study suggests the way some chemicals displace natural fats in skin cells may explain how many common ingredients trigger allergic contact dermatitis, and encouragingly, suggests a new way to treat the ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 03, 2020  3 years ago
Health authorities in China on Friday confirmed more cases of a mysterious viral pneumonia that has sparked fears about a resurgence of SARS, the flu-like virus that killed hundreds of people more than a decade ago. The total 44 cases, up from the initial 27 announced Tuesday, include 11 "severe cases," health authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan said in a statemen...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 03, 2020  3 years ago
Cardiac or heart problems are a common development for people with diabetes. In fact, about 35% of people globally are admitted to the hospital for heart failure also have diabetes. Heart failure may be the result of a co-condition, such as hypertension or coronary heart disease, but not always. A new study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Diabetes Mellitus Is an Independent Predictor...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 03, 2020  3 years ago
According to a new research published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, HIV patients lose immunity to smallpox even though they were vaccinated against the disease as children and have had much of their immune system restored with antiretroviral therapy. Termed as  HIV-associated immune amnesia, the finding could explain why people living with HIV still tend to have shorter lives on a...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Jan 03, 2020  3 years ago
Individuals with drug-resistant epilepsy also can have deleterious neuropsychiatric symptoms like anxiety, depression, psychosis and impaired memory. These have negative impacts on quality of life, and there is an unmet need to improve therapy for such patients. Diagnosing and monitoring such neurobehavioral symptoms is challenging because their presentation can overlap with seizures. Dr Sandip...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 03, 2020  3 years ago
Human sperm are influenced by diet, and the effects arise rapidly. This is the conclusion of a study by researchers at Linköping University, in which healthy young men were fed a diet rich in sugar. The study, which has been published in PLOS Biology, gives new insight into the function of sperm, and may in the long term contribute to new diagnostic methods to measure sperm quality. D...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 03, 2020  3 years ago
Supplementing the body with short chain fatty acids can improve stroke recovery, according to research in animal models recently published in JNeurosci. Short chain fatty acid supplementation may be a non-invasive addition to stroke rehabilitation therapies. Post-stroke neuronal plasticity is altered by short-chain fatty acid treatment. Credit: Sadler et al., JNeurosci 2019  ...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Jan 03, 2020  3 years ago
The regulatory drug and  medical device agency, the US FDA has approved an artificial pancreas system based on technology from the University of Virginia Center for Diabetes Technology that automatically monitors and regulates blood glucose levels. Dr Boris Kovatchev, Ph.D., director of the UVA center told Thailand Medical News, "We are excited that our decade-long research, which rec...
Source: Thailand Cannabis News  Jan 02, 2020  3 years ago
Individuals with active cannabis dependence and abuse were nearly twice as likely to suffer a heart attack after surgery, according to a study led by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital of Unity Health Toronto. The research, published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), also found the pre...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 02, 2020  3 years ago
Globally, more individuals die from tuberculosis (TB) than any other infectious disease, even though the vast majority were vaccinated. The vaccine just isn't that reliable. But a new Nature study finds that simply changing the way the vaccine is administered could dramatically boost its protective power. Medical researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and t...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Jan 01, 2020  3 years ago
According to new research by University of Alberta, in most cases, your genes have less than five percent to do with your risk of developing a particular disease. The researchers examined two decades of data from studies on the relationships between common gene mutations, also known as single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), and different diseases and conditions in a largest meta-anal...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 01, 2020  3 years ago
Biomedical engineers from University of Connecticut have designed a non-toxic, biodegradable device that can help medication move from blood vessels into brain tissues, a route traditionally blocked by the body's defense mechanisms. The research findings are published in the PNAS Journal.  Typically, blood vessels in the brain are lined by cells fitted together tightly, forming a so-call...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 01, 2020  3 years ago
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System report that accumulating amyloid, an abnormal protein linked to neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) occurred faster among persons deemed to have "objectively-defined subtle cognitive difficulties" (Obj-SCD) than among persons considered to be...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 01, 2020  3 years ago
2020 will herald a new period of increased health and medical incidences in Thailand as a whole and this might seem contradictory to the fact that the amount of medical advances, and even high tech such as AI etc coming on board into the medical industry. With the emergence of the local “lazy economy” due to the tech and startup invasion, not only will food delivery, online shopping...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 31, 2019  3 years ago
A new meta-analysis study led by St. Michael's Hospital of Unity Health Toronto found children who drank whole milk had 40 per cent lower odds of being overweight or obese compared with children who consumed reduced-fat milk. The study findings, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, analyzed 28 studies from seven countries that explored the relationship between child...

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