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Source : Thailand Medical News  Feb 05, 2020  3 years ago
German medical researchers from the Institute for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine (ISRM) at the medical faculty of Heinrich Heine University-Duesseldorf under the directorship of Prof. Dr. James Adjaye have developed a protocol for the reproducible isolation and characterization of kidney stem cells ie urine derived renal progenitor cells (UdRPCs) from donors of distinct ages, gender ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 05, 2020  3 years ago
According to research findings by medical researchers from Van Andel Institute in Michigan, United States, significantly reducing dietary levels of the amino acid methionine could slow onset and progression of inflammatory and autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis in high-risk individuals. Methionine Rich Food To Avoid To Slow Onset Of Auto-Immmune Diseases   The study findings wa...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 05, 2020  3 years ago
UPDATED Health experts are now advising people stay away from conferences and exhibitions in Asia especially those that have international participants or exhibitors after an incident in Singapore. Accordingly, a business conference that took place in Singapore at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, located at downtown Orchard Road , which is a major shopping and tourists district sometime in January became ...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Feb 05, 2020  3 years ago
Initial comments by many so called experts including some from WHO and The US CDC saying that the coronavirus is not mutating has now been gradually proved to be wrong.   On the 27th Of January, Dr Nancy Messonnier, head of respiratory diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) commented that coronavirus was not mutating. (Source: Medical Express)   Dr Kristian An...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 05, 2020  3 years ago
China coronavirus death toll as of 7.15am Beijing time stood at 492 with the number of individuals  infected at 24,395 and more than 2,720 in critical condition. (Note that this are figures released by Chinese health officials with their standard reporting protocol of only adding in deaths and  those infected after people have had the diagnostic test done to confirm that they afflicted w...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 05, 2020  3 years ago
The coronavirus is fast spreading all over China with nothing that resembles a country whose government has got things under control. Certain International organizations are also making fake statements that things are under control in China when in reality just ask any doctor or health professional or any person on the street in any province. Alibaba HQ Literally all 33,427 hospitals in China a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 04, 2020  3 years ago
Photo therapy or light therapy, consisting of daily exposure to bright, artificial light, is already a recognized line of treatment for people affected by seasonal and nonseasonal depressive disorder.(also known as seasonal affective disorder or SAD)   However till now, not much was known about the potential benefits of light therapy for people with bipolar disorder, one of the le...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 04, 2020  3 years ago
The WHO (World Health Organization) announced on Tuesday that the outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV which has spread from China to more than two dozen countries, does not yet constitute a "pandemic" just yet.   Dr Sylvie Briand, head of WHO's Global Infectious Hazard Preparedness division, told reporters in Geneva, "Currently we are not in a pandemic,&qu...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 04, 2020  3 years ago
Thai health authorities announced on Tuesday afternoon during a media conference that 6 more individuals in Thailand were infected with the coronavirus. This bring the total to 25, which many epidemiology experts consider to be very low since the numbers of Chinese nationals that had travelled to Thailand between December 2019 to January 2020 were phenomenal, including the numbers from Wuhan. &n...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 04, 2020  3 years ago
Singapore has reported 6 new cases bringing the total infected in the country with the coronavirus to 24. Of the 6 new cases, 4 were local transmissions as these individuals had never travelled to China in the last 6 months.   The new cases constitute "limited local transmission", the Singapore Health Ministry said on Tuesday.   "There is however no widespread evidence o...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 04, 2020  3 years ago
A recent research study indicates that having general anesthesia in a cesarean delivery is linked with significantly increased odds of severe postpartum depression requiring hospitalization, thoughts of suicide or self-inflicted injury. The findings from research conducted at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University Irving Medical Center are published online in&n...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 04, 2020  3 years ago
South Korean authorities have confirmed that a female South Korean tourist who had visited Thailand had contracted the coronavirus. She had never visited China prior to this nor was she in contact with any Chinese nationals. She becomes South Korea's 16th case of those infected with the coronavirus.   Many are however doubting the credibility of this report as Thailand has taken extreme...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 04, 2020  3 years ago
It is extremely irresponsible for any educated medical or healthcare professional or so called expert to publicly make comparisons between the 2019-nCoV coronavirus and the human influenza virus.  Its one thing for politicians and government officials along with ignorant journalist to do so but not from those trained in science.   Of late many “experts’ are saying that the ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 04, 2020  3 years ago
Individuals with chronic kidney disease have a higher risk for heart disease and heart-disease death. Now, for the first time in humans, research led by Dr Navkaranbir Bajaj, M.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has identified a pathological change that appears to link kidney disease to progressive heart disease. The new discovery offers a potential treatment target, which could ha...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 04, 2020  3 years ago
Hong Kong reported its first death from the coronavirus this morning. The dead patient was identified as a 39 year old male from China who had lived prior to hospitalization at Whampoa Gardens in Hong Kong.   He was the 13th confirmed case of the virus in Hong Kong out of the 15 cases there.   His death marks the second death out of China, with the other reported in Philippines a day ago...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 04, 2020  3 years ago
UPDATES: As Of 15 minutes ago, 9.25 Bangkok Time, Chinese Health Officals In Beijung contacted us to say the the figures told to us in the morning were wrong as their staff had apparently got figures mixed up! The official death toll remains at 426, but the numbers infected should be only 20,442 according to them , 23,214 are the numbers of suspected infected cases and that there are another 221,0...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 04, 2020  3 years ago
Thailand Coronavirus news team from Medical Spheres was interested to know and dispel any fake news about the possibility of the coronavirus mutating and claims that it only affects the elderly, hence they explored the topic with various experts in the field and got a variety of conflicting answers.   The CDC, WHO and numerous other health experts and officials are stating that the virus on...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 03, 2020  3 years ago
Researchers from Pennsylvania State University have concluded that a plant-based diet may be key to lowering risk for heart disease. The researchers determined that diets with reduced sulfur amino acids which occur in protein-rich foods, such as meats, dairy, nuts and soy, were associated with a decreased risk for cardiovascular disease. The team also found that the average American consumes almos...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 03, 2020  3 years ago
WHO or the World Health Organization is working with Google to ensure that people get facts from WHO first when they search for information about the new coronavirus that recently emerged in China. WHO’s Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told the opening of WHO's executive board meeting on Monday that social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Tencent and TikT...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 03, 2020  3 years ago
Chinese virology researchers have discovered that genetic material of the new coronavirus strain, 2019-nCoV was discovered in the stools and rectal swabs of patients confirming that the virus also can be transmitted through the digestive tract.   The new finding was made by scientists from the Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University and the Wuhan Institute of Virology of the Chinese Academy of ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 03, 2020  3 years ago
Scientifically, it is now confirmed that the new coronavirus can spread person to person, even if someone is showing no symptoms. The next in line can continue to pass it on. The incubation period is so long that people may not know where or when they picked it up. Dr. Anthony Fauci, US National Institutes of Health's Infectious Disease Chief   New details that emerged last week about t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 03, 2020  3 years ago
Contrary to all the rumors, allegations and fake news circulation in the social media, Thailand’s preparedness for any possible local coronavirus outbreaks has been to date topnotch, due to concerted efforts by the government and also the private sector.   It must be noted that Thailand has numerous JCI accredited hospitals all over the country and has among the best medical intuition...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 03, 2020  3 years ago
Medical researchers from the University of Birmingham and Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research have discovered that  giving progesterone to women with early pregnancy bleeding and a history of miscarriage could lead to prevention of more than half a million global miscarriages a year.   The research team has published two new studies evidencing both the scie...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 03, 2020  3 years ago
Over the weekend, many countries had reported new cases of confirmed 2019-nCoV coronavirus infections with thousands more of suspected cases merging all over the world.   As of Monday morning, the number of countries that have confirmed infected cases stands at 31 with a total of 185 infected individuals.   The US, Germany South Korea,Hong Kong, India and UAE all reported new cases ove...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 03, 2020  3 years ago
UDATE: At  9.00 am Beijing Time, China Health Authrorities revised the figues from those released an hour earlier. The death toll is 362, Infected are 17,250 and Critcal 2,128) Despite assurances by the Chinese Government and WHO that they have things under control, there seems to be no respite from the deadly coronavirus that is on a “rampage’ in China. Current death tolls are n...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 02, 2020  3 years ago
In the last three weeks, most media have been abuzz with stories about the coronavirus and so much paranoia has arisen has a result. The truth of the matter is that the mortality rate of the coronavirus for now is only about 2%, unless it mutates. The SARS virus has a mortality rate of 8% while influenza or flu has a mortality rate of between 11 to 17%! Its easy to see that a lot of fuss is going ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 02, 2020  3 years ago
Already at the start of the coronavirus outbreak in late December 2019, Chinese medical researchers and doctors were already treating coronavirus infected patients with a HIV antiviral called Aluvia, also known as Kaletra, which is is a combination of lopinavir and ritonavir and is produced by pharmaceutical company AbbVie. (simply goggle online and you can see that many medical sites were already...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 02, 2020  3 years ago
In the last few weeks as a result of the coronavirus outbreak in China that is fast spreading worldwide, many individuals have been in a panic state but fail to realize that in actual reality, the coronavirus is even milder than the common influenza that affects millions each year and also kills far more people. The coronavirus only has a 2 percent mortality rate so far, whereas the mortality rate...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 02, 2020  3 years ago
The newly emergence of the Wuhan coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has put the world on high alert for transcontinental transmission, reminiscent of the outbreak of SARS, also a coronavirus in 2002-2003. Decade-long structural studies by Dr Fang Li of the University of Minnesota, et al. have shown how the SARS virus  (SARS-CoV) interacts with animal and human hosts in order to infect them. The me...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 02, 2020  3 years ago
It could not get worst for China, Bird Flu has struck the Hunan province that neighbors the province of Hubei, the epicenter for the 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak.   The outbreak was reported by Chinese officials in the city of Shaoyang in Hunan province on Saturday evenning. Initially about 4,500 chickens died from the H5N1 infection on Saturday while local authorities decided to cull anoth...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 02, 2020  3 years ago
As of Sunday morning, the number of countries that now have confirmed coronavirus infection cases besides China stands at 32, with the total number of infected cases outside of China hovering at 178 confirmed cases. There are more than 20,000 suspected cases stretching across 92 countries with about 1, 620 that have taken a diagnostic test and are awaiting results.   Certain countries still...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 01, 2020  3 years ago
A novel modeling research, published in The Lancet, estimates that up to 75,800 individuals in the Chinese city of Wuhan may have been infected with 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) as of January 25, 2020. The findings of the study could infer many implications as to the actual dire situation the world is in right down along with what possible future scenarios could be. Major routes of ou...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 01, 2020  3 years ago
Swiss researchers from University Of Geneva (UNIGE) have discovered a new gene that causes blindness and cardiomyopathy. They have also managed to halt the progression of eye disease and treat cardiac disease by administering a food supplement called taurine.   The human genome consists of 20,000 genes, all of which may be capable of triggering disease. It is estimated that there are 7...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 01, 2020  3 years ago
Government officials, politicians and organizations worldwide especially in Europe, US, Australia and Asia are now calling for the Chinese Government and also the WHO (World Health Organization) to be held accountable for allowing the Coronavirus Epidemic to escalate and spread worldwide while announcing publicly that they had things under control.   The coronavirus epidemic as of Saturday mo...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 01, 2020  3 years ago
Thailand’s medical tourism industry is taking a massive blow as a result of the coronavirus epidemic and also due to its air pollution problems.  Record numbers of prospective patients that are using online medical travel agencies or brokers are either cancelling their previous bookings and plans or are asking for alternative destinations. A promotional poster that might no longer wor...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 01, 2020  3 years ago
No government or manufacturer will have a coronavirus vaccine ready for use before the middle of 2020, despite an intensive global effort, a senior biotech executive told Thailand Medical News. Dr Stephane Bancel is chief executive of Moderna Therapeutics, one of several entities involved in an all-out international effort to create a vaccine as soon as possible for the deadly SARS-li...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 01, 2020  3 years ago
(UPDATE: As of Saturday late morning , Mr. Somkuan Khanngern, Deputy Director of Krabi And Dr. Suphot Phu Kao-Luan, Director of Krabi Hospital, held another press conference at Krabi to announce that the earlier press conference on Friday by the Provincial health authorities were not true and that there are only five Chinese tourists in Krabi under observations and those too most probably had only...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 31, 2020  3 years ago
On Friday evening, Thailand public health officials announced 5 more new cases of individuals affected with the coronavirus, bringing total  number infected to 19 and effectively retaining Thailand status as the second country out of China with the most number infected cases.   Significantly, Thailand health officials said that one case was the first human-to-human transmission in the ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 31, 2020  3 years ago
The deadly 2019-nCoV coronavirus in China has many reaching for face masks across the world. But while mandatory in Wuhan, China, where the virus originated, a face mask is of little use, practically speaking, some medical experts say.  (PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN UPDATED, NEW STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT WEARING EVEN ORDINARY NON-N95 MASK DOES HELP TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 31, 2020  3 years ago
First American domestic transmission of the new coronavirus from China via a person to person incident has occurred according health officials. The new case, the sixth in the country, is the husband of a Chicago woman who got sick from the virus after she returned from the epicenter of an outbreak in China. There have been previous cases in China and elsewhere of the coranavirus spreading betwee...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 31, 2020  3 years ago
While day to day, the media and public focus with regards to the China coronavirus epidemic has been on the death tolls and infected cases emerging in various countries, what most media and individuals are failing to realize is that most of these figures are not accurate. Thermocyclers From Thermo Fisher   These days as a matter of national security and also for political and economy reason...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 31, 2020  3 years ago
Swiss Researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) in collaboration with British researchers have modified sugar molecules so that they are capable, by simple contact, of destroying viruses, without toxicity to humans. This new broad-spectrum antiviral could apply, for example, to the new 2019-nCoV coronavirus in China.   Typically, so-called "virucidal" substances, such...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 31, 2020  3 years ago
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a Global Health Emergency status with regards to the China coronavirus epidemic, with implications very shortly that massive restrictions concerning air travel and public travel worldwide will be put into place along with numerous border closings. Airlines, hotels and other aspects of the tourism industry along with the event and seminar industries ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 30, 2020  3 years ago
India and Philippines both reported their first case of individuals with confirmed infection of the 2019nCoV coronavirus.   The first case of coronavirus in India was of an Indian student studying at Wuhan University who had returned to India to the state of Kerala. The Indian health ministry said that the patient, who is in isolation at the hospital, is stable and is being closely monitore...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 30, 2020  3 years ago
Currently, stroke is the third leading cause of death and disability globally. More than 87 percent are ischemic strokes, caused by obstruction of one or more cerebral arteries. With limited progress in developing treatments, there is a critical need for neuroprotective agents to effectively treat stroke. A bottle containing granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (GCSF), currently used to treat n...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 30, 2020  3 years ago
Individuals who eat or drink more foods with the antioxidant flavonol, which is found in nearly all fruits and vegetables as well as tea, may be less likely to develop Alzheimer's dementia years later, according to a study published in the January 29, 2020, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.   Study author Dr Thomas M. Holland, MD, ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 30, 2020  3 years ago
Khaosod , Thairath and other Thai media are reporting  that Thailand’s Prime Minister HE General Prayut Chan O Cha had developed fever after visiting the Suvarnbhumi Airport yesterday and that he has been advised by doctors to rest and take off from official duties while he recuperates. the media said that officials downplayed the situation and and also confirmed that the prime min...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 30, 2020  3 years ago
While the world is focused on the China Coronavirus, another viral infection epidemic that started in January is gaining traction in Africa and is fast spreading as well. Lassa fever, also known as Lassa hemorrhagic fever (LHF), is a type of viral hemorrhagic fever caused by the Lassa virus. Many of those infected by the virus do not develop symptoms. ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 30, 2020  3 years ago
Following an evidence review led by University of Birmingham researchers, it is now advocated that radioactive iodine be recommended as the frontline treatment for patients with thyroid gland overactivity caused by conditions such as Graves’ disease.   Typically, hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland produces excess amounts of thyroid hormones. Affecting ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 30, 2020  3 years ago
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is likely to declare a State Of Global Health Emergency before next week, once all evacuations of foreign citizens are out from Wuhan and governments worldwide make necessary preparations as the Global Health Emergency status would have dire consequences on global travel and traffic as many border closures will be enforced along with local stringent measures in ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 29, 2020  3 years ago
Thailand Cannabis News Medical Researchers from King's College London have shown that cannabidiol (CBD) from cannabis alters the brain activity in people with psychosis during memory tasks, making it more similar to the activation seen in people without psychosis during the same tasks.   The new research on medical cannabis was published in Psychological Medicine, the research use...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 29, 2020  3 years ago
Singapore has announced three more cases with the 2019-nCoV coronavirus bringing the total to 10 while there are more than 70 suspected cases that are awaiting test results. Close to two hundred people are under quarantine for having being in contact with the infected and suspected cases.   Australia also has new cases bring the total to 7.   Canada now has two more confirmed cases besid...
Source  Jan 29, 2020  3 years ago
China Health Authorities announced this evening that the number of individuals that are in a severe critical condition as a result of the coronavirus have now rapidly increased in the last 24 hours. The current number of such patients stands as 1,252 patients as of 1700 hours (Beijing time)   Interesting Data About Chinese Travellers Who Went Overseas From December 2019 till January 23rd 2020...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 29, 2020  3 years ago
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, has announced the first case of the new coronavirus in the UAE in members of a family arriving from the Chinese city of Wuhan.   In a press statement issued on Wednesday, the ministry added that "the health condition of those infected are stable and they are currently under medical observation."   The Health authorities refuse...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 29, 2020  3 years ago
A novel protocol that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze retinal images could one day help doctors select the best treatment for patients with vision loss from diabetic macular edema. This diabetes complication is a major cause of vision loss among working-age adults.   Typically, anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) agents are widely used as the first line of therapy...

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