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Latests Medical News from around the world and also Thailand, bringing you updates, discoveries, studies and findings on various aspects and diseases in the medical world. Most of these articles are not only meant for Doctors In Thailand or Hospitals In Thailand but also for any patients or health conscious individuals wanting to know more.
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 20, 2019  3 years ago
Another progressive politician, New York Democratic Governor, Andrew Cuomo, has signed a new law that requires manufacturers of menstrual products to disclose the ingredients on their products. The law will be put into effect starting 2020 gives manufacturers 18 months to develop new packaging and labels. As stated by Gov. Cuomo, many consumers aren’t aware of the toxic and/or allergy-causin...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 20, 2019  3 years ago
A new collaborative study by researchers from King's College London and China Medical University in Taichung, Taiwan, have found omega-3 fish oil supplements improve attention among children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), but only among those with low levels of omega-3 in their blood. The medical researchers say their results bring a personalised medicine approach to ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 20, 2019  3 years ago
A large comprehensive study involving more than than 1,000 elderly individuals assessed over six years have revealed no links between statin medication and cognitive decline, such as memory loss, presenting new advice amidst some consumer concerns that statins may have a negative impact on cognitive health. The international collaborative study, led by researchers at the Garvan Institute of Med...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 19, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers from Taiwan have discovered from a new research that exposure to radiation from CT scans is associated with higher risks of developing thyroid cancer and leukemia. The finds of the study was published today in the medical journal, JNCI Cancer Spectrum. The medical researchers conducted study from a National Health Insurance dataset in Taiwan between 2000 and 2013. The study ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 19, 2019  3 years ago
A new German study has unveiled some disturbing news. Toxic substances such as pesticides can cause health effects on sensitive individuals in concentrations up to ten thousand times lower than previously assumed. This was shown by researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in a series of research studies. UFZ ecotoxicologist Prof. Dr. Matthias Liess told Thailand Medi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 19, 2019  3 years ago
Doctors are cautioning individuals after numerous incidences of health related incidences have risen with regards to usage of beddings, duvets and pillows that are filled with feathers. Cases of lung inflammations, allergies and other respiratory problems have risen not only in UK but also in the US, China, Australia and also other Asian countries.   Despite being a premium commodity as the...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 18, 2019  3 years ago
The latest edition of the IDF (International Diabetes Federation) Diabetes Atlas (the 9th edition) shows that more than 463 million people worldwide are currently living with diabetes.   China leads the lists with more than 116 million diabetics, followed by India with 77 million diabetics and America in third place with 31 million diabetics.   Though Thailand did not secure a place am...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 17, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from Murdoch University, Australia have conducted a new study that shows saffron may assist adults with depression when it is taken in conjunction with pharmaceutical antidepressants. Dr. Adrian Lopresti and Professor Peter Drummond, and UWA researcher Professor Sean Hood found greater reductions in depressive symptoms when adults with persistent depression, and currently ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 17, 2019  3 years ago
A disturbing discovery has unveiled that not only are many female hygiene products laden with numerous types of dangerous volatile organic compounds(VOCs) but these chemicals can actually end up in the bloodstream of the users where it can create untold health catastrophes. Many VOCs are carcinogenic ie cancer causing and they can also cause a variety of immunity related issues and are also end...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 17, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers from the University of Birmingham have uncovered an explanation for the correlation between mental sluggishness that often accompanies illness. Around 12 million UK citizens have a chronic medical condition, and many of them report severe mental fatigue that they characterize as 'sluggishness' or 'brain fog'. This condition is often as debilitating as the diseas...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 16, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have discovered that a type of immune cell known as a pancreatic islet macrophage is capable of promoting insulin production during the pre-diabetes phase. Assitant Professor Yusof Ali from NTU The medical researchers believe that the macrophages could be harnessed through new targeted treatments to prevent typ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 15, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from the University of Bristol, in a new study, has found that tobacco smoking increases the risk of developing depression and schizophrenia. It is known that smoking is much more common amongst people with mental illness especially depression and schizophrenia. However, most studies that have looked at this association have not been able to disentangle whether this is a cause-...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 15, 2019  3 years ago
Quercetin is found in larger amounts in apples, onions, cherries, berries, broccoli and tea. Just as in the case of resveratrol, many biological functions have been attributed to it, such as anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, antihyperternsive, antihypercholesterolemic, antiaterosclerotic and antiobesity functions. Apart from their low bioavailability, phenolic compounds occur in small quantities i...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 14, 2019  3 years ago
BREAKING NEWS: WHO and China authorities have confirmed that two people in Beijing have been diagnosed with the pneumonic plague, a rare instance of the highly-contagious disease that is fatal if left untreated. The two individuals were being treated at a central hospital in China's capital city, home to over 27 million inhabitants. Many suspect that there are more individuals affected and tha...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 14, 2019  3 years ago
Forget about health wearables, the next big wave in smart technologies to monitor and improve health may involve the humble toilet and it might even have potential to outperform all other smart devices. A team of metabolism scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Morgridge Institute for Research, are working to put the extensive range of metabolic health information conta...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 14, 2019  3 years ago
CRISPR Technology, the gene-editing tool has been heralded as a scientific miracle destined to eradicate diseases from sickle-cell anemia to cancer. And the same time its controversial aspects in that it can be the genetic scissors that tailor the human gene pool is a cause of concern as being an ethically risky technology that can create designer babies. Researchers from Case Western Reserve U...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 14, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) have identified a molecule named ALCAM (Activated Leukocyte Cell Adhesion Molecule), which, once blocked, delays the progression of the multiple sclerosis. More than 4.8 million people live with multiple sclerosis globally, with about 300 new cases being diagnosed per week in the US and about 440 per week in Canada. S...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 14, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from Houston University College of Pharmacy, led by Associate Professor Gomika Udugamasooriya, have discovered a new biomarker for cancer stem cells called plectin, a protein found on cancer stem cells. They have also at the same time identified possible therapeutic drug candidates. University of Houston College of Pharmacy associate professor Gomika Udugamasooriya. Credit: Universit...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 13, 2019  3 years ago
In a surprising survey, it came to light that almost 65% of breast cancer patients in Asia are not aware that chemotherapies, radiation or even immunotherapies will damage their heart nor are they forewarned by their doctors or oncologists and neither is proper monitoring of heart issues after post cancer treatments, put into place by the medical professionals. Most cancer therapies can impact ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 13, 2019  3 years ago
Men taking testosterone hormones will double their risk of suffering a potentially life-threatening blood clot, according to a new study by researchers from the University Of Minnesota. The study showed that men had twice the risk for a deep vein blood clot if they'd been receiving testosterone during the previous six months, researchers reported the journal of JAMA Internal Medicine...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 12, 2019  3 years ago
Despite articles from pathetic media sites famous for spewing out fake news to generate revenue through ads and paid content and also certain government agencies staff who are desperately trying to maintain their jobs although being incompetent, properly collated figures are indicating that Thailand’s medical tourism industry is actually taking a dive. In 2018, there were roughly only 302,2...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 12, 2019  3 years ago
A new study confirms that ultra-processed foods, which account for more than half of an average American's daily calories, and also globally these days, are linked to lower measures of cardiovascular health. The research is to be presented at the coming American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2019 which is from November 16 to 18 in Philadelphia. Medical researchers at the U.S. ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 12, 2019  3 years ago
Males who walk at least 30 minutes a day after a heart attack live longer than those who are less physically active following a heart attack, according to preliminary research to be presented at the coming American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2019 November 16-18 in Philadelphia. The main survival advantage is found in men who had a high level of physical activity prior to a hear...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 11, 2019  3 years ago
A recent study from ICES Western, Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute has shown that patients with kidney disease who were prescribed a high dose of the drug baclofen were more likely to be admitted to hospital for disorientation and confusion, than those who weren't prescribed the drug. Their results are being published in the journal, JAMA and was being prese...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 11, 2019  3 years ago
More males are contracting HPV virus-related cancers in the head and neck not only in the US but also in countries like Brazil, Australia, UK, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore and also China. Physicians are reporting a surge in the amount of head and neck cancers and although incidences are occurring in both females and males, there seems to be a high proportion of males developing it. HPV i...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 10, 2019  3 years ago
A simple study involving randomly checking doctors in Asia about their knowledge of medical reversals by asking them questions on a few medical protocols revealed a disturbing trend that most were not aware of some of these medical reversals.   "Medical reversal" is a term that defines instances in which new and improved clinical trials show that current medical practices are...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 09, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers and clinicians at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine have discovered a new biomarker, a protein called iAP for the noninvasive detection of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) that only mostly affects infants. The diagnostic study was one of the largest prospective clinical studies in premature infants yet, involved 136 premature infants. Necrotizing enterocolitis is a life-threa...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 09, 2019  3 years ago
Health authorities in Spain confirmed on Friday a case of a man spreading dengue through sex, a world first for a virus which until recently was thought to be transmitted only by mosquitos. The shocking case concerns a 41-year-old man from Madrid who contracted dengue after having sex with his male partner who picked up the virus from a mosquito bite during a trip to Cuba, said Dr Susana Jimene...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 09, 2019  3 years ago
University of Glasgow researchers have found a better way to test for kidney disease using a simple blood test that is affordable and although it is available in hospital laboratories in UK, US and certain parts of Asia, is not yet widely used. The team have highlighted that Cystatin C,  a simple blood test which could easily be adopted routinely in the global healthcare setting is a bet...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 09, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from Johns Hopkins have developed a compound that blocks glutamine metabolism and can slow tumor growth, alter the tumor microenvironment and promote the production of durable and highly active anti-tumor T cells. The drug, a "prodrug" version of the glutamine antagonist DON, was designed so that the active form of the drug is functional within the tumor. In theory, this...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 08, 2019  3 years ago
I read with aghast a new medical study in which PPIs were linked to a variety of adverse effects in children as young as a few months old to three years of age! What disturbed me was not about the adverse effects which we are all already aware about from the tons of clinical and medical studies but rather why are doctors and pediatrics prescribing PPIs to children as young as those ages in the fir...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 08, 2019  3 years ago
Over the last 3 decades we have seen so many multi-level marketing (pyramid selling)  groups come up with various health scams selling health supplements that they claim prevents or cures a multitude of ailments and diseases along with claims that their products are made through the most rigorous processes and are made from the purest and most potent ingredients and have been tried and tested...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 08, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have discovered that children with either inflammatory bowel disease, chronic noninfectious osteomyelitis or juvenile idiopathic arthritis developed psoriasis at an increased rate compared with the general public, with the highest rates seen among those treated with TNF inhibitors. Dr Lisa H. Buckley of the Children’...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 08, 2019  3 years ago
The number of cases of Legionnaires' disease reached a record high in 2018 not only in the US but globally, more than eight-fold increase since the numbers began to climb nearly two decades ago. Figures from the first 8 months of 2019, shows that it is also increasing and might it another record high. The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported this week 9,933 cases in 2018 of...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 07, 2019  3 years ago
A research collaboration involving scientists from Canada and America have jointly discovered a new bacteria-killing toxin that shows promise of impacting superbug infectious diseases.  Dr Whitney and his PhD student Shehryar Ahmad  The discovery of this growth-inhibiting toxin, which bacteria inject into rival bacteria to gain a competitive advantage is set to create a new alternativ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 07, 2019  3 years ago
A recent study conducted in Germany By the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has found that  cooking spoons, spatulas or whisks made from heat resistant plastics called polyamide (PA), can have components of this plastic migrate from the utensils into the food and consequently ingested by consumers. These plastic components are oligomers. They are composed of a few similar...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 07, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from Washington State University has developed a new drug delivery system using nanoparticles to assists in the treatments for diseases associated with inflammation, including sepsis, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, acute lung injury, and atherosclerosis. Senior author Zhenjia Wang  Credit: Cori Kogan, Washington State University Health Sciences    The new drug delivery ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 06, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed a non-invasive test to detect cervical pre-cancer by analysing urine and vaginal samples collected by the females themselves. Dr. Belinda Nedjai said that self-sampling test had proved popular with females taking part in the study and this meant that it was likely to improve participation in cervical cancer&n...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 06, 2019  3 years ago
Talicia, a new drug to treat Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infections in adults that is manufactured by Israel-based RedHill Biopharma has secured the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. H pylori bacteria infects more than 50% of the global population, including 35% in the US. Among the many digestive problems that it causes, it also leads to ulcers and in certain cases gastric can...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 05, 2019  3 years ago
A new study by researchers from the University of North Carolina published in Scientific Reports, a Nature Research journal, shows how a one-time exposure during early pregnancy to cannabinoids (CBs) both synthetic and natural can cause growth issues in a developing embryo. The researchers are the first to show in animal models that components of marijuana, including its cannabinoids THC...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Nov 05, 2019  3 years ago
Around 5.2 percent of individuals globally suffer from vitamin B12 deficiency. The condition is recognised by the World Health Organisation as a global health problem that could impact millions of lives.   Vitamin B12 deficiency is typically characterised by symptoms such as extreme tiredness, lack of energy, muscle weakness, and even problems with memory. Not only ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 04, 2019  3 years ago
Chinese researchers from Nanjing University in China have developed a way to place displays on human skin that are flexible, safe, and don’t require a lot of power to run. They are even working out a way to power the devices using energy produced form the human body! The technology will certainly have implications for the field of wearable devices by allowing already existing flexible medica...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 04, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from University of Bristol (UK) led by Dr Kaitlin Wade, in the first study to use a technique called Mendelian randomisation to investigate the causal role played by bacteria in the development of colorectal cancer,  found evidence that the presence of an unclassified type of bacteria from a bacterial group called Bacteroidales increased the risk of colorectal cancer by between 2-...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 04, 2019  3 years ago
There is a growing and dangerous trend of more and more people moving towards unproven and often dangerous alternative medicine platforms such as homeopathy, herbal medicine and also health supplementation to treat their medical conditions and not even consult a proper licensed physician. While the later two are not so bad as long as there is scientific research to back it up and also a physician ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 03, 2019  3 years ago
An investigative study into private drug rehabilitation centers in Thailand* have revealed a shocking fact, majority of them are illegally run. Of the more than 38 private drug rehabilitation centers (or drug rehabs as they are often called) run in Thailand, it was found that only 12 actually met the right legal requirements. Over the last decade as a result a of few American and British c...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 03, 2019  3 years ago
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has initiated a Phase III trial of first-in-class antibiotic gepotidacin in patients with urogenital gonorrhea as a result of recent, positive Phase II results. The EAGLE-1 study compared GSK’s novel antibiotic with the standard of care for this sexually transmitted infection which is ceftriaxone combined with azithromycin in 600 patients. The primary endpoint will b...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 03, 2019  3 years ago
A recent study conducted by John Hopkins University that involved an international collaboration, shows that Acetaminophen (paracetamol) use during pregnancy may be linked to an increased risk of childhood attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Paracetamol or acetaminophen is the most commonly used drug to prevent or reduce fever and to relieve pain ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 02, 2019  3 years ago
About 14 percent of Americans take antidepressant drugs for depression, anxiety, chronic pain or sleep problems. For the 15 million Americans who have clinical depression, roughly 40% do not find relief with antidepressants. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Sage Therapeutics in Boston are trying a different approach to alleviate depression. Most anti...
Source: Thailand Medical News Easy Weekend Reads  Nov 02, 2019  3 years ago
Study Discovers Fatty Acid Derivatives That Kills Colorectal Cancer Cells. Medical Researchers from York University, Canada have discovered that the fatty-acid derivative, palmitoylcarnitine destroys colorectal cancer cells by depleting glutathione access to tehse cells which are critical for their survival and growth. The HT29 and HCT 116 colorectal adenocarcinoma cells are sensitive to palmi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 02, 2019  3 years ago
Clinical researchers from the University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have demonstrated through a phase three clinical trial that a three-drug combination improved lung function and reduced symptoms in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients who have a single copy of the most common genetic mutation for the disease. The US FDA has also approved the therapy based on the results of this internation...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 01, 2019  3 years ago
Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators have identified a way to slow and reverse the process of uncontrolled internal scarring, called fibrosis in cell and mouse models and are expected to start human trials soon. This is major breakthrough in future treating of fibrosis that affects millions worldwide. Pulmonary Fibrosis Fibrosis has few effective therapies, no cure and can be fatal when it...
Sourec: Thailand Medical News  Nov 01, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine have identified three so-called “complement system” genes that appear to play a role in debilitating forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) conditions including MS-caused vision loss. The researchers were able to single out these genes known to be integral in the development of the brain and immune systems by using DNA from MS patients along with high-...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 01, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have developed a blood tests or rather to be more precise a liquid biopsy, that can predict brain cancer prognosis. The team are the first to demonstrate that glioblastoma (GBM) patients with a higher concentration of cell-free DNA (cfDNA) have a shorter progression-free survival after they are diagnosed compared to patients with less cfDNA, and that...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 01, 2019  3 years ago
Around one third of the world’s pigs are expected to die from African swine fever as authorities grapple with a complex disease spreading rapidly in the globalization era, the World Organization for Animal Health’s president, Dr. Mark Schipp commented yesterday during a press conference. From an initial expectation of 25 percent, the figure was upgraded to 33 percent or one third due t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 31, 2019  3 years ago
Sanofi, the French pharmaceutical giant today announced that it will slash prices of its TB drugs by almost 66 percent in a bid to help the global fight against Tuberculosis which is on the increase and has caused more than 1.8 million deaths in 2018 alone. Sanofi's rifapentine The move comes as the United Nations seeks to galvanize the campaign against TB and also as US researchers are dev...

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