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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  Oct 02, 2019  3 years ago
To some the topic might seem a laughing matter but the sad truth, in 2018 alone there was 167 deaths reported due to botched penis enlargements surgeries in China and India. . These were cases that were reported, there are hundreds more that are not.  98 of them were foreigners going there for the procedures off which 23 were Caucasian males, showing that the issues are not confined to Asian ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 02, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from the Faculty of Medicine, Naresuan University have been selected as the finalists for two categories at the Prestigious Asia Pacific HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare 2019 Awards which are held annually. The awards are recognitions to organizations that have effectively used information and technology to successfully improve quality of health and care and patient safety.T here ar...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 02, 2019  3 years ago
Unknown to many, fructose is not just used extensively in the processed foods industry but also in the common foods found in bakeries, dessert shops, restaurants and even street foods. Fructose contrary to common thinking, it not just used for its sweeting properties rather it is used as a food enhancer to improve the properties of foods. Hence fructose can be found in all your various sauces at y...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 01, 2019  3 years ago
Medical Researchers from University of California and Harvard University have demonstrated for the first time that cooking food fundamentally alters the microbiomes of both animal models and humans, a finding with implications both for optimizing our microbial health and for understanding how cooking may have altered the evolution of the our microbiomes during human prehistory. The recent study ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 01, 2019  3 years ago
Last week at a Medical briefing at a Medtech event, we were told by a told by an Asst Professor from Chulalongkorn University that between one out of four to five taxi drivers in Thailand are infected with Tuberculosis .(TB) . We were originally skeptical of the figure and tried doing some digging around with various agencies and research entities and organizations. The data we obtained was somewh...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Sep 30, 2019  3 years ago
Editorial  H.E. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha should be praised for the leadership of drafting this declaration and pushing it globally at the UN. H.E. PM Prayut Chan-O-Cha played a very important global role in supporting the UN and World Health Organization ‘s push to have all member countries of the UN adopt the Universal Healthcare Coverage for all their citizens by 2030 in the...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 29, 2019  3 years ago
Thailand Gastroenterology Ulcerative colitis(UC) is one of many immune-mediated diseases with a rising prevalence globally. Previously there were no treatments available to cure the condition but recently a number of drugs were introduced. However researchers from Mount Sinai conducted two separate clinical trials to evaluate three specific biologic agents: adalimumab, vedolizumab, and ustekinuma...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 28, 2019  3 years ago
New Study Shows Energy  Efficient Washing Machines Are Totally Bad When It Comes To Caring For the Health Of Your Loved Ones.   A study by researchers from the University Of Bonn, Germany has revealed that has lower temperatures used in 'energy saver' washing machines may not be killing all pathogens and are in fact not only being reservoirs but can help spread the bacteria. The ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 28, 2019  3 years ago
Thailand Flu Typically in Thailand unlike most temperate countries, the flu season comes twice a year once in around January to March and the second during July to October, however for this year, the flu season is expected to start late in October and prolong into the cooler months of December or even merge with the next season.   According to statistical data, in the first flu season of th...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 28, 2019  3 years ago
Thailand Health Supplements. Studies undertaken by medical researchers from the University Of Arizona have showed that a longterm dietary intakes of choline holds the propects to prevent Alzheimer's disease (AD). Choline is a relatively safe and easy to consume nutrient that is naturally present in some foods and can be used as a dietary supplement. The team at the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerat...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Sep 27, 2019  3 years ago
Thailand Neurodegenerative Diseases Despite affecting an estimated 26 million people worldwide, Lewy body dementia(LBD) is still relatively unfamiliar to the public and even to most doctors.   If Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases teamed up to combine their most unpleasant features, the result might look a lot like Lewy Body Dementia, a progressive, in...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 26, 2019  3 years ago
Thailand Infectious Diseases The first extensively drug-resistant (XDR) strain of Salmonella typhimurium, called ST313 sublineage II.1, has evolved in the African Continent and is slowly spreading towards other worldwide locations. This new form of bacterial infection fails to respond to any of the antibiotics that are commonly used except for ciprofloxacin. But what is alarming is that ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 25, 2019  3 years ago
Thailand Hypertension/High Blood Pressure The number of individuals globally suffering from high blood pressure is growing at a very rapid rate. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a risk factor for stroke, heart disease and other dangerous conditions including kidney diseases and also certain neurodegenerative issues, but it offers no early warning signs or physical symptoms. It is very imp...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 24, 2019  3 years ago
Expressing your real feelings is not only healthy for your mental health, but it could also be critical for your physical health. A new study from conducted by researchers from University Of Pittsburgh associates selfsilencing (inhibiting one’s self-expression) with greater carotid plaque buildup which could ultimately lead to a stroke and other cardiovascular problems or even death.  ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 24, 2019  3 years ago
The Trial and also emerging reports will tarnish France’s Medical and Pharmaceutical Industries and its credibility. Areas including its medical research, medical devices and biotech sectors will also suffer a major blow.     A major legal trial involving pharmaceutical firm Servier for causing the deaths of thousands of patients and also the French drug regulator, the Agence Nati...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 24, 2019  3 years ago
A study conducted by medical researchers from the University of Surrey have discovered that a natural antioxidant , epigallocatechin (EGCG) commonly found in green tea can help eliminate antibiotic resistant bacteria. The findings  of  the study was published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology. The study found that epigallocatechin (EGCG) can restore the activity of aztreonam, an a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 23, 2019  3 years ago
Mark Punyanitya, a Thai by birth and currently a US National is a globally recognized medical researcher that has published more than 46 research papers on body composition imaging and its applications in various therapeutic areas. A Biomedical Engineer with advanced degrees in Applied Physiology & Applied Clinical Trials, Mark has more than 20 years of experience overseeing global and multi-c...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 22, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto have discovered that certain drugs used to treat retinal eye diseases are excreted into breast milk, raising possible safety concerns for developing infants. The medications in the spotlight was ranibizumab (trade name Lucentis) and aflibercept (trade name Eylea.) Medications Containing Anti-VEGFs Can Affect An Infant’s Devel...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 22, 2019  3 years ago
With lesser regulatory controls and a more conducive environment for research, China is stepping ahead of the gene-editing game and is now doing extensive research and trials in using the CRISPR Gene-editing platform to find possible cures for a variety of diseases and ailments including a recent trial in which gene-editing was applied to try to cure a patient who had HIV and also leukemia. Though...
Thailand Medical News  Sep 20, 2019  3 years ago
Thailand Medical Industry over the last few years has earned itself a pride as being among the best and the cheapest places in the world for a variety of medical procedures and treatments. With the most number of JCI accredited hospitals with international standards never seen elsewhere and the most number of specialized  doctors  and the cheapest drug costs in the world, even surpassing...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 19, 2019  3 years ago
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Philippines free from the wild polio virus in 2000, seven years after its last case was monitored in the country. But new cases are emerging just this week in two areas including Manila and Davoa, a southern province. Health officials are putting some of the blame on mistrust stoked by a dengue fever vaccine scandal and lack of education about the n...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 18, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences have demonstrated in a latest study that adopting a plant-based diet could well relieve the swollen joints and pain of  rheumatoid arthritis (RA).   Rheumatoid Arthritis is autoimmune disease caused by the inflammation of the joints causing a cluster of joint pains. It affects millions of people...
Source: Thailand Medical news  Sep 17, 2019  3 years ago
Since 2016, an XDR (extensively drug resistant) group of related typhoid organisms (known as a clade) has emerged in Pakistan and has been reported as resistant to all first-line antibiotic agents. The diseases is also rapidly emerging in countries like Cambodia, Myanmar, Indonesia and Philippines with several cases being reported of foreign travelers from England, Germany, US and Australia and ev...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 16, 2019  3 years ago
5G wireless technology is gradually making its way across the world and while many governments and telcos say that radiofrequency waves have no effect on human health, new and emerging studies are saying otherwise.   5G refers to the fifth generation of mobile technology that promises faster browsing, streaming, and download speeds, as well as better connectivity. 5G is like a natural evolu...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 15, 2019  3 years ago
The University of California San Diego and its commercial medical tech company called Ventrix, has successfully conducted a first-in-human,US  FDA-approved Phase 1 clinical trial of an injectable hydrogel that repairs damaged heart tissue and restore cardiac function in heart failure patients who previously suffered a heart attack. The hydrogel is a revolutionary material that is capable of r...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 14, 2019  3 years ago
The US FDA has issued an alert as of yesterday that compound that causes cancer has been found in some ranitidine heartburn and gastric reflux and ulcer medicines, including the brand-name drug Zantac, and that investigations are underway. Patients anywhere in the world taking Zantac or Ranitidine are advised to contact their doctors or hospitals immediately. Preliminary tests found low levels ...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Sep 13, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from the University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have developed a potential treatment for polycystic kidney disease, a genetic disorder that causes the kidneys to swell with multiple cysts and eventually lead to organ failure. To date there has been  no possible treatments for this disease until this latest development. Dr Vishal Patel   Photo Credit: UTSW The...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 12, 2019  3 years ago
Discovered only in 2009, Candida Auris is multidrug resistant and also fatal Growing number of cases worldwide especially in countries like Japan, Korea and China. New cases emerging of it causing blindness due to panophthalmitis   Candida Auris ie a new fungal disease that was only discovered in 2009 and to date not much research has been focused on it despite the growing number of case...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 11, 2019  3 years ago
The ninth edition of MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND 2019 was opened today by Dr Prapon Tangsrikeartikul, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Health, at BITEC, and its opening marked a reaffirmation of Thailand’s role as a growing Medical Hub in Asia. Already having the most number of JCI accredited hospitals in Asia coupled with a huge number of specialized physicians with standards surpas...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 11, 2019  3 years ago
Medical Scientists from University of Columbia have shown for the first time a link between fluoroquinolones, the most commonly prescribed classes of antibiotics and two types of heart problems. The study in partnership with the Provincial Health Services Authority's (PHSA) Therapeutic Evaluation Unit found that users of fluoroquinolone antibiotics, such as Ciprofloxacin or Cipro, face a 2.4 t...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Sep 10, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from Stanford University and Stanford Medical Centre in California along with the support of various Institutions in the US and Canada, have found supporting evidence that suggests recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) can reverse epigenetic aging in humans based on a study that was recently conducted.   Aging is a normal process linked to specific patterns and changes in the ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 08, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from the University of Glasgow report that laser ablation and surgery appear to be better options than ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy in a study that spanned 5 years and involved 600 patients. Varicose vein is a chronic condition and new veins often occur after treatment. The treatments for varicose veins shunt blood from the affected veins to others. When this happens, the ve...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 07, 2019  3 years ago
Medical Scientists from Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) have developed a compound that successfully promotes rebuilding of the protective sheath around nerve cells that is damaged in conditions such as multiple sclerosis. Trials in animal models has already been proven successful and the plans are underway to initiate human trials.   In the research study, the team from OHSU dis...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 06, 2019  3 years ago
Patented Heart Cooling Technology could be worth trillions of dollars considering that CVDs (Cardiovascular Diseases) is the number one killer in the world with about more than 425 million people affected each year and about more than 18.05 million deaths resulting from it each year.   Collaboration with Thai Medical Institutions and Corporations will put Thailand in the frontier ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 06, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from the American Cancer Society have conducted a new extensive global study with results that are very alarming. The study finds that colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence is increasing exclusively in young adults in high-and middle income countries spanning six continents. The study, appearing in the journal Gut, finds the rising rates are in contrast to stable or declining trends i...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 05, 2019  3 years ago
A Study conducted by researchers from University of Minnesota show that people who suffered a financial, housing-related, or job-related hardship as a result of economic slowdowns were more likely to show increases in symptoms of depression, anxiety, and problematic alcohol and drug use. The research findings, published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psych...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Sep 04, 2019  3 years ago
Two teams of researchers from John Hopkins University School Of Medicine in Baltimore have discovered through a systemic review study of haloperidon and other second-generation antipsychotics that were prescribed for patients for the prevention or treatment of delirium for hospitalized patients or out-patients, that the drugs did not have any effect nor even treat the condition in any way.  ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 03, 2019  3 years ago
Anabolic steroids, also known more properly as anabolic–androgenic steroids, are steroidal androgens that include natural androgens like testosterone as well as synthetic androgens that are structurally related and have similar effects to testosterone. Although its usage should only be administered by qualified endocrinologists, many illicit performance-enhancing steroids has found its way i...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 01, 2019  3 years ago
For The First Time, The Economic and Trade Mission to Thailand, a division of  The Ministry Of Economy and Industry, Israel Is  showcasing 5 Major Innovative Medical Companies At The Medical Fair Thailand 2019  which will be held at Bitec Exhibition Centre, Bangkok from the 11th of September to 13th Of September.   The 5 companies will be debuting their medical innovations an...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 01, 2019  3 years ago
The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that many are advocating as good for weight lost and also for other medical conditions of which there are no substantial supporting studies. But new research  conducted by the University of Southern California (USC)  is showing that many on the Keto diet are developing a serious liver condition known as nonalcoholi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 31, 2019  3 years ago
An international research collaboration led by the University Of Oxford and involving Big Data analysis of over 100,000 female patients with breast cancer from 59 epidemiological studies worldwide, has found that using Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT) is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer and  increased risk persists even for more than a 12 years after usage is stopped. The fi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 30, 2019  3 years ago
The current trend of individuals moving towards vegan or vegetarian based diets inorder to save the planet etc is a commendable initiative but doctors and healthcare professional are getting worried. The reason being is that in countries like Britain, US, Australia and India, medical researchers are discovering a connection that as more people switch to such diets, the is a corresponding increase ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 29, 2019  3 years ago
In Asia, about 72 percent of the populations have sensitive skin without knowing that they are having so while in the US, the figure is about 40 percent. For Asians, the hot and humid weather, air pollution and long periods of time in the air-cons at offices, shopping malls or homes, often puts the skin under a lot of stress. Unfortunately many are ill informed through advertising and media tha...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 28, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from Aarhus University, Denmark have discovered a new form of immunotherapy that has so far been tested on animal models  that makes it probable that oncologists in the future may be able to treat some of the patients who are not responding to existing types of immunotherapy. Instead of attacking the cancer cells directly, the new technique targets and removes a subtype of immune ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 27, 2019  3 years ago
A breakthrough cancer protocol involving fourteen of the first 15 prostate cancer patients  treated in a clinical trial of the gold nanoparticle-based, focal therapy showed no detectable signs of cancer a year after treatment, crossing a milestone in a decades long quest to develop a treatment that destroys tumors without the debilitating side effects of chemotherapy, invasive surgery and rad...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 26, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from Keele University and the Quadram Institute in a new study has provided evidence that antibiotic usage is associated with an increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common type of autoimmune arthritis. It is caused when the immune system is not functioning properly. RA causes pain and swelling in the wrist and small joints ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 25, 2019  3 years ago
A variety of studies conducted by the McMaster University in Canada, Tehran University of Medical Sciences  and also University of Birmingham , all indicate that using a combination of our cheap generic drugs can reduce cardiovascular risk by about 80%. The cheap daily pill regimen that contained two blood pressure drugs, a cholesterol medicine and aspirin cut the risk of heart attacks, strok...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 24, 2019  3 years ago
A research team from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst has demonstrated that fried foods and also frying oil, when consumed, exaggerated colonic inflammation, enhanced tumor growth and worsened gut leakage, spreading bacteria or toxic bacterial products into the bloodstream. The team was lead by key author and Ph.D. student Jianan Zhang, Associate Professor Guodong Zhang, and Professor a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 23, 2019  3 years ago
EDITORIAL The Thailand Medical Industry has great potential to help uplift  the local economy over the next few years if more attention and also collaboration is under taken by the various government agencies in a more concerted effort. Thailand has to date more than 1,840 hospitals in the country with more than 37 percent of these being private hospitals, of which 70 percent of these are...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 23, 2019  3 years ago
Dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common disorder that is caused by damage to the macula,the part of the eye that is responsible for our sharpest vision. It is the the leading cause of blindness and dry AMD, has no cure to date. Dry AMD It can take years for signs of dry AMD to be found in the eye and often by the time it is diagnosed the disease is irreversible. Even if ophthalmo...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 22, 2019  3 years ago
Multiple myeloma is a cancer that forms in a type of white blood cell called a plasma cell. It is the second form of mostly diagnosed type of blood cancer and very often becomes resistant to various existing treatments and become untreatable. Fortunately, Mount Sinai researchers have found a new type of therapy to be effective for patients with this particular type of blood bone marrow can...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 21, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden and Harvard University, Boston, US have discovered through a study that lipophilic statins were associated with significantly reduced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) incidence and mortality. Approximately 1.5 million cases of HCC are diagnosed worldwide each year, related primarily to chronic infection with hepatitis B virus or hepatit...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 20, 2019  3 years ago
The US FDA has approved the first ever clinical trial involving the use of cold plasma technology to treat cancer using equipment designed by a leading aerospace engineer. Cold plasma is a partially ionised gas comprising ions, electrons, ultraviolet photons and reactive neutrals such as radicals, excited and ground-state molecules but only about one particle out of 1 ∙ 109 is ionized. ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 19, 2019  3 years ago
Loperamide, sold under the brand name Imodium, is a oral medication used to decrease the frequency of diarrhea. It is often used for this purpose in gastroenteritis and also in inflammatory bowel disease. Loperamide or Immodium (In Thailand there are many generic versions of it with various packagings and brands) Unfortunately, the drug is not regulated and easily available at pharmacies withou...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 18, 2019  3 years ago
The US FDA has made announcements warning the public against purchasing or consuming a bogus but dangerous product sold online known as Miracle Mineral Solution(MMS)  as a result of a high number of cases of health issues that arose from consumers who bought and drank it across several states the last few months. There has already been a number of cases of fatality and police are already inve...

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