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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  Dec 30, 2019  3 years ago
A recent study suggests that some readings from routine blood tests could help identify people at higher risk of disease and death related to disease. Doctors currently use the readings as markers of immune condition and inflammation.   The researchers analyzed 12 years of data from 31,178 participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).   It was found tha...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Dec 30, 2019  3 years ago
Individuals with gum disease (periodontitis) have a greater likelihood of high blood pressure (hypertension), according to a study published today in Cardiovascular Research, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Professor Dr Francesco D'Aiuto of UCL Eastman Dental Institute, UK and senior author told Thailand Medical News, "We observed a linear association ie the...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 30, 2019  3 years ago
Kratom is increasingly being used to manage pain and treat opioid addiction in the US and Europe but it's not safe to use as an herbal supplement, according to new research led by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. Dr William Eggleston, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Binghamton University, had been seeing more and more patients presenting w...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 30, 2019  3 years ago
The US drug regulatory agency,the FDA has approved Ubrelvy (ubrogepant) tablets for the acute (immediate) treatment of migraine with or without aura (a sensory phenomenon or visual disturbance) in adults. Ubrelvy is not indicated for the preventive treatment of migraine. It is the first drug in the class of oral calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor antagonists approved for the acute treatment ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 29, 2019  3 years ago
IceCure Medical, an Israel based company said that it received US regulatory approval to expand the use of its cryoablation technology to treat benign and cancerous tumors in livers and kidneys. The IceCure's treatment platform uses special needles to inject liquid nitrogen to freeze and destroy tumors without the need for surgery. IceCure had initially focused on breast tumors, but now th...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 29, 2019  3 years ago
Toxocariasis is an infection transmitted from animals to humans (zoonosis) caused by the parasitic roundworms commonly found in the intestine of dogs (Toxocara canis) and cats (T. cati). Human toxocariasis (HT), affects close to one-fifth of the world's population and deserves increased attention, a systematic review and meta-analysis suggests. Dr. Ali Rostami of Babol Uni...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 29, 2019  3 years ago
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has innovatively developed tiny subcutaneous implants that can continuously measure a person’s blood glucose, heart rate and other physiological conditions. They developed a new wireless reader that is so sensitive to minute changes in a sensor’s readings that it enables the creation of sub-millimetre microsensors, t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 29, 2019  3 years ago
According to a new study in a large prospective cohort of US radiation technologists, higher cumulative occupational exposure to low-dose radiation is associated with excess additive risk (EAR) of developing cataract. Dr. Mark P. Little of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland told Thailand Medical News, "Our findings, if confirmed, have important implications for clinical sc...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Dec 29, 2019  3 years ago
The American drug regulatory agency, the US FDA has approved two applications for the first generics of Eliquis (apixaban) tablets to reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Apixaban is also indicated for the prophylaxis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which may lead to pulmonary embolism (PE), in patients who have undergone hip or knee repl...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 29, 2019  3 years ago
A new wearable monitoring medical device to make treatments easier and more affordable for the millions of people with swallowing disorders is about to be released into the market. Purdue researchers created wearable technology to help people with swallowing disorders. Credit: Jared Pike/Purdue University Dr Georgia A. Malandraki, an Associate Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 28, 2019  3 years ago
University Of Texas Southwestern researchers report that animal models fed a plant-rich diet are less susceptible to gastrointestinal (GI) infection from a pathogen such as the one currently under investigation for a widespread E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce. A strain of E. coli known as EHEC, which causes debilitating and potentially deadly inflammation in the colon ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 28, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) Russia, Center for Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering (CDISE) have recently developed a MRI-based adolescent intelligence prediction platform. For the first time ever, the Skoltech scientists used ensemble methods based on deep learning 3-D networks to deal with this challenging prediction task. The ...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Dec 28, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers from the University of Toronto have identified a key protein that supports the growth of many colorectal cancers. The study, which is published in the Journal of Cell Biology, reveals that a protein called Importin-11 transports the cancer-causing protein βcatenin into the nucleus of colon cancer cells, where it can drive cell proliferation. Inhibiting this transport ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 28, 2019  3 years ago
A recent study revealed that one dose of the HPV vaccine may prevent infection from the potential cancer-causing virus, according to research published in JAMA Network Open from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). More than 34,800 new cancer diagnoses are linked to human papillomavirus (HPV) annually just in America alone according to the Cen...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 28, 2019  3 years ago
Japanese researchers from Riken BioResource Research Center have identified a protein that transports essential amino acids across the placenta and its critical contribution to normal embryonic development in mammals. Typically, the placenta provides a supportive environment for developing mammalian fetuses. One of its most important roles is to supply nutrients, including amino acids, from the...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 28, 2019  3 years ago
A new study by researchers from University Of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) revealed a new way to predict which patients with "stable" heart failure ie those who have heart injury but do not require hospitalization, have a higher risk of dying within one to three years. Although people with stable heart failure have similar characteristics, some have rapid disease progression while othe...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 27, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers from Edith Cowan University, Australia have found that a chronic disease affecting up to 80 per cent of overweight people may be causing an iron deficiency that simply leaves them too tired to get off the couch. The incidence of fatty liver disease globally is about 25% or 1 of of 4 adults and is often associated with being overweight or obese. If left untreat...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 27, 2019  3 years ago
Medical tattooing is a critical reconstructive component in women following mastectomy. recently, novel three-dimensional tattooing techniques mimicking depth by using light and shadow principles have allowed for aesthetically superior results. Three-dimensional tattoos offer a new alternative for creating a natural-looking nipple after breast reconstruction. For most women, accessing th...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 27, 2019  3 years ago
A research team led by INRS Professor Dr Patrick Labonté has identified the role of a key process in the replication cycle of the hepatitis D virus, an infection that is still very difficult to cure and affects 15 to 20 million people worldwide. HDV or hepatitis D virus has a specific target: it infects only people carrying the hepatitis B virus (HBV). As with other co-infections, the co...
Source: Thailand Medical news  Dec 27, 2019  3 years ago
CANCER  A new study shows that Proton therapy leads to significantly lower risk of side effects severe enough to lead to unplanned hospitalizations for cancer patients when compared with traditional radiation, while cure rates between the two groups are almost identical. The study findings come from an expanded analysis of the largest review of its kind, performed by researchers in the Pe...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 27, 2019  3 years ago
CANCER NEWS  A collated analysis of nine prospective studies involving more than 760,000 adults finds that recommended amounts of leisure-time physical activity were linked to a lower risk for seven cancers, with several cancer types having a 'dose/response' relationship. The research study was led by investigators at the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, and...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 26, 2019  3 years ago
A new sequencing-based blood test can pick up infections among pediatric cancer patients three days before they become ill, a new pilot cohort study has found. Infections are common, yet life-threatening complications that affect immuno-compromised cancer patients. A new pilot study by researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital evaluated the sensitivity and specificity of mic...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 26, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers at the University of Toronto have discovered how a brief disruption to a molecular pathway in the guts of animal models before they are born can compromise adult immunity to a common and often deadly intestinal virus. The study team found that in utero inhibition of molecular signaling in the ‘lymphotoxin pathway,’ long known as important in the development of th...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 26, 2019  3 years ago
In a new review article published in the Dec. 26 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine neuroscientist Dr Mark Mattson, Ph.D., concludes that intermittent fasting and time restricted eating not only has many medical and health merits but should be adopted regimen of a healthy lifestyle. Dr Mattson, who has studied the health impact of intermittent fa...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 25, 2019  3 years ago
It was reported that a skin-lightening cream from Mexico that contained toxic mercury left a California woman with significant central nervous system damage, doctors report in a case study. Whats more alarming is that after the report, more media outlets are reporting that similar creams that are being made in China are finding its way all around the world from South-East Asia, India, Japan, Austr...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 25, 2019  3 years ago
The Staph (Staphylococcus) bacteria, is the leading cause of potentially dangerous skin infections, are most feared for the drug-resistant strains that have become a serious threat to public health. Attempts to develop a vaccine against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have failed to outsmart the superbug's ubiquity and adaptability to antibiotics. However a new ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 25, 2019  3 years ago
According to a review published in JAMA Oncology Journal, the use of acupuncture and/or acupressure is associated with reduced cancer pain and decreased use of analgesics Dr Yihan He, Ph.D., from the Second Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine in China, and colleagues conducted a systematic literature review to identify randomized clinical trials (RCTs)...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 25, 2019  3 years ago
Most individuals under 60 who develop gastric or stomach cancer have a "genetically and clinically distinct" disease, new Mayo Clinic research has discovered. Compared to stomach cancer in older adults, this new, early onset form often grows and spreads more quickly, has a worse prognosis, and is more resistant to traditional chemotherapy treatments, the study finds. The research was pub...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 25, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore have found an easier way to harvest healing factors ie molecules that promote tissue growth and regeneration, from adult stem cells. Currently, scientists 'pre-condition' adult stem cells to secrete healing factors by putting them in a low-oxygen chamber or by using biochemicals or genetic engineering. The NTU ...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Dec 25, 2019  3 years ago
According to a new pilot study, a diet low in fat and high in egg whites could be the key to boosting male fertility The new research, by Dr. Karma Pearce from the University of South Australia in collaboration with fertility specialist Prof Dr Kelton Tremellen, Repromed, and Flinders University, presents a direct link between diet and testosterone, showing that what men eat could affect the...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 24, 2019  3 years ago
Onco-genetic investigators from the Brigham And Women’s Hospital by leveraging advancements in nanotechnology, have found that restoring p53 not only delays the growth of p53-deficient liver and lung cancer cells but may also make tumors more vulnerable to cancer drugs known as mTOR inhibitors. p53 In recent preclinical experiments, investigators restored p53 using synthetic mRNA nanopart...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 24, 2019  3 years ago
At the moment, from a statistic perspective, Alzheimer's affects one-in-ten adults over the age of 65 a number that is expected to triple by 2030. The need to find a cure is extremely critical. There might be a glimmer of hope now. A research team headed by Dr Hervé Bercovier, Dr Charles Greenblatt and Dr Benjamin Klein at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU)'s Department of M...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 24, 2019  3 years ago
Though immune checkpoint inhibitors are important medications that boost the immune system's response against certain cancer, they tend to be ineffective against glioblastoma, the most deadly primary brain tumor in adults. New research in animal models led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the University of Florida reveals a promising strategy that makes glioblastoma...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 24, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers from Icahn School Of Medicine, Mount Sinai say a new hair growth discovery might help men keep their locks for a lifetime. The new insight involves a structure lying within the hair follicle. Lead researcher Dr. Michael Rendl, an associate director of the Black Family Stem Cell Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in New York City told Thailand Medi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 24, 2019  3 years ago
Genomic and medical researchers at The University of Western Australia, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and Curtin University have made a fundamental discovery about of the regulation of genes in mitochondria, providing a new insight into potential drug targets for diseases that involve energy loss. The new research, published in Science Advances, was led by UWA's Professor...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 24, 2019  3 years ago
New research involving detailed data analysis based on data from the America’s Women's Health Initiative found a potential inverse association between dietary magnesium and fatal coronary heart disease in postmenopausal women. The study, which also showed a trend between magnesium and sudden cardiac death in this population, is published in Journal of Women's Health. Dr Charl...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 23, 2019  3 years ago
Most of the time, getting an ultrasound is a relatively easy procedure for most people, as a technician gently presses a probe against a patient’s skin, sound waves generated by the probe travel through the skin, bouncing off muscle, fat, and other soft tissues before reflecting back to the probe, which detects and translates the waves into an image of what lies beneath.Normal ultrasound doe...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 23, 2019  3 years ago
As a result of recent disappointments over clinical trials targeting amyloid plaque build-up in Alzheimer’s disease, researchers now are focusing more attention on misfolded tau protein, another culprit in brain diseases that cause dementia. A new study published in Science Translational Medicine finds that targeting abnormal tau through the suppression of a gene called MSUT2 (mam...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Dec 23, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from University Of California, Davis (UC Davis) in a new study found that the louder people talk, the more airborne particles they emit, making loudness a potential factor in spreading airborne diseases. The study, led by chemical engineering Ph.D. student Dr Sima Asadi in Professor William Ristenpart’s group, looked at particle emission during speech as a function of loudness, a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 23, 2019  3 years ago
An inexpensive and fast yet sensitive technique to detect cancer markers is bringing researchers closer to a "liquid biopsy"- a test using a small sample of blood or serum to detect cancer, rather than the invasive tissue sampling routinely used for diagnosis. Medical researchers at the University of Illinois developed a method to capture and count cancer-associated microRNAs, or tiny...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Dec 23, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from University Of California, Los Angeles have now reported to Thailand Medical News that they have devised a diagnostic blood test that can quickly and sensitively diagnoses Lyme disease at its early stages. More 300,000 cases of Lyme disease, which is caused by the tick-borne bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, are diagnosed in the U.S. each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Dis...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 22, 2019  3 years ago
Numerous past studies have long found a correlation between obesity in children and decreased executive function. A New research published in JAMA Pediatrics, based on data mined from a massive national research study, suggests that a change in brain structure: a thinner prefrontal cortex,may help explain that interrelationship. Dr Jennifer Laurent, an associate professor in the Department...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 22, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers identify possible link between cannabis use and detrimental structural changes to heart. Regular cannabis use could affect the structure and function of the heart, research led by a team at Queen Mary University of London suggests. By analyzing MRI images from the UK Biobank population study, the team identified an association between regular cannabis use and ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 22, 2019  3 years ago
Consuming watermelon in the form of powdered supplements helped adult obese mice avoid some detrimental health effects of an unhealthy diet, according to a new Oregon State University study. The new study was published in the Journal of Nutrition. An important next step in this research would be a human clinical trial, said study co-author Dr Neil Shay, professor of food science in OSU...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 22, 2019  3 years ago
According to a new study at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the University of Oxford in the UK, Glutamine could help people with obesity reduce inflammation of fat tissue and reduce fat mass,  The researchers also show how glutamine levels can alter gene expression in several different cell types. However, more research is needed before glutamine supplementation may be recommended as a tr...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 22, 2019  3 years ago
The anticlotting agent Heparin is frequently employed to mitigate the risk of clot formation in the leg veins following surgery, to treat venous thromboses and to prevent thrombotic occlusions of arteries in patients at risk for heart attacks. However, the agent can also lead to a reduction in the numbers of thrombocytes (otherwise known as platelets) in the bloodstream, an effect known as heparin...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 22, 2019  3 years ago
A detailed collation that can lead to a comprehensive map of genes necessary for cancer survival is one step closer, following the validation of the two largest CRISPR-Cas9 genetic screens in 725 cancer models, across 25 different cancer types. Scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard compared the consistency of the two datasets, independently verifyin...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 22, 2019  3 years ago
Thailand Diabetes In a study of the first kind, medical  scientists have been able to observe people developing Type 2 diabetes and confirmed that fat over-spills from the liver into the pancreas, triggering the chronic condition. The new research, led by Professor Roy Taylor at Newcastle University, UK, is published in the academic journal, Cell Metabolism. The research involved a ...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 21, 2019  3 years ago
Hepatic steatosis or fatty liver disease which develops when the body produces too much fat or doesn't metabolize fat efficiently enough, affects around 25% of the global population. Excess fat is stored in liver cells, where it accumulates and can cause fatty liver and other diseases. A new research study just published in the journal Cell Reports, reveals for the first time that SIRT...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 21, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have made several novel discoveries in the field of spinal cord injuries (SCI) and most recently, the team led by Dr Xiao-Ming Xu, Ph.D., has been working to determine how to activate movement after a spinal cord injury at the ninth thoracic level, where nerve fibers from the brain down to the spinal cord are interrupted. Instead of focu...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 21, 2019  3 years ago
Thailand Supplements  A new study by the University Of Oxford shows that taking Vitamin D alone does not prevent bone fractures. Instead older individuals have to take both calcium and Vitamin D together to see actual effects of curbing the risk of a bone fracture, the new study concludes. The detailed analysis of 28 past studies found that older adults with higher blood levels of vitamin...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 21, 2019  3 years ago
A new oncological research study conducted by  the Wistar Institute demonstrated that NAMPT, an enzyme critical for NAD+ biosynthesis, mediates selection of stem-like chemoresistant cells following cisplatin treatment. Researchers showed that a combination of cisplatin treatment with pharmacological inhibition of NAMPT suppresses the outgrowth of resistant cancer cells in vitro and prolongs s...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 20, 2019  3 years ago
According to new research, eating two apples a day has been shown to help keep cholesterol down and fight heart disease risk In a study paper published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a team of scientists led by the University of Reading in collaboration with the Fondazione Edmund Mach (FEM) Institute, Italy found that eating apples which were rich in fibre and compounds cal...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 20, 2019  3 years ago
An objective way of measuring flavanol intake has been developed, which could help nutritional experts assess the link between these compounds and their health benefits at scale. Researchers from the University of Reading, the University of California Davis and Mars, Incorporated have, In the first study of its kind published in Nature Scientific Reports, identified and validated the first...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 20, 2019  3 years ago
New research show that  in laboratory experiments, a metabolic inhibitor was able to kill a variety of human cancer cells of the skin, breast, lung, cervix and soft tissues through a non-apoptotic route called catastrophic macropinocytosis. In animal model  xenograft studies, the inhibitor acted synergistically with a common chemotherapy drug, cyclophosphamide, to reduce tumor&nb...

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