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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  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...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 17, 2019  3 years ago
A new study shows that Medical Doctors have not been paying sufficient attention to blood uric acid levels and perhaps they should, considering that about 20 percent or more of the global population have elevated levels of uric acid in their blood. Few people ever get their blood uric acid levels measured and in most routine blood tests for glucose and cholesterol, doctors and hospitals never even...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 15, 2019  3 years ago
MANY PEOPLE HAVE THE FALLACY THAT ORGANIC OR SPA PRODUCTS ARE SAFE WHEN STUDIES ARE NOW EMERGING THAT THESE PRODUCTS ARE CAUSING UNTOLD HAVOCS THE LAST 20 YEARS ESPECIALLY PRODUCTS CONTAING ESSENTIAL OILS AS THEY CAN DISRUPT YOUR ENDOCRINE SYSTEM AND ARE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN AS IT AFFECTS THEIR DEVELOPMENT. Unknown to many, many essential oils that are deemed safe by spas, spa p...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 14, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from the University Of Amsterdam have discovered that a drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect the development of the brain's signal-carrying white matter in children who have prescribed the drug. The brain's white matter is important for learning and brain functions and coordinating communication between different brain region...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 13, 2019  3 years ago
The French Healthcare Pavilion brings together 11 French companies boasting the latest and most prominent French medical innovations, ranging from hygienic bags, medical beds, autopsy solutions, surgical equipment, medical single-use products, medicinal air and vacuum solutions, to one of the most groundbreaking solutions in the treatment of sleep disorders.     &nbs...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 13, 2019  3 years ago
Recent phase 1 clinical trials  of a vaccine called CTH22 by Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen, Denmark , which acts against genital chlamydia has proven to be positive with the vaccine being effective, safe and also immunogenic in healthy women participants.   The vaccine is administered either as an adjuvanted intramuscular vaccine or unadjuvanted intransal vaccine booster, and do...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 12, 2019  3 years ago
There is currently no cure for the more than 62 million people in the world  living with Crohn's disease (CD) and its symptoms, including abdominal pain, intestinal distress and severe weight-loss. CD is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in which the body's own immune system attacks the gastrointestinal tract, and treatment is focused on controlling the symptoms of the diseas...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 11, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland have recently concluded a study that showed that dietary intake of phosphatidylcholine is associated with a reduced risk of dementia and enhanced cognitive performance. The main dietary sources of phosphatidylcholine were eggs and meat. The new study indicated  that the risk of dementia was 28% lower in males with the highest intake of dieta...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 10, 2019  3 years ago
A study conducted by DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology) has discovered that chronic stress causes autophagic death of adult hippocampal neural stem cells (NSCs).   In an exclusive interview with Thailand Medical News, Professor Seong-Woon Yu from the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at DGIST commented,” "It is clearly apparent from our study tha...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 09, 2019  3 years ago
The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) recently conducted a study and benefit assessment commissioned by the German Federal Joint Committee (G-BA)  and found that individuals with a history of coronary heart disease (CHD) or acute coronary syndrome (ACS) benefit more from treatment with a statin in combination with ezetimibe than from statin monotherapy. Car...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 08, 2019  3 years ago
A new potential medication that works with an HIV-infected person's own body to further suppress the ever present but silent virus that available HIV treatments are unable to combat has been discovered by a team of medical scientist from University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.   In an exclusive interview with Thailand Medical News, lead author Assistant Professor Haito Hu comme...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 08, 2019  3 years ago
A new type of liquid biopsy called TARDIS (TARgeted DIgital Sequencing) which is more than a hundred times sensitive than other blood based cancer monitoring tests has been developed jointly by the Mayo Clinic in Arizona and Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), for the detection and management of breast cancer. The new blood tests could help avoid thousands of unnecessary surgeries an...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 07, 2019  3 years ago
Medical scientists and researchers from Imperial College London have developed a new hormone-based protocol that can help patients with diabetes and obesity loose body weight (as much as between 4.5 to 6 kilos) within a period of 4 weeks without much efforts. The treatment also leads to substantial improvements in the blood glucose of the patients with most reverting back to normal levels. Obes...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 06, 2019  3 years ago
Male patients with prostate cancer usually have to take common testosterone-blocking drugs as a part of their treatment protocol. However new research conducted by the Sorbonne University in Paris came up with startling results that clearly showed those so-called antiandrogens also put them at risk for a deadly heart condition. The findings of the  study published on the 5th Of August in t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 05, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the State Serum Institute in Denmark , have discovered a link between exposure to high levels of estrogen  hormones in the womb and the likelihood of developing autism. The discovery adds further evidence to support the prenatal sex steroid theory of autism first mentioned two decades ago. The same team in 2015, measured the levels of four p...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 04, 2019  3 years ago
Hepatitis A is a virus that infects the liver and is spread through contaminated food, water and objects tainted by feces, or through close physical  contact. Its flu-like symptoms, if they occur, usually last about 60 days. It had been considered a disease  that was fading away, thanks in part to vaccines available since 1995. As recently as 2015, fewer than 1,400 cases were report...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 03, 2019  3 years ago
A new diagnostic protocol developed by researchers from Washington University School of Medicine  involving blood analysis for the determination of levels of protein amyloid beta coupled with blood detection for the presence of the genetic variant APOE4,is able to identify with an accuracy of more than 94%, that an individual is predisposed to having early Alzheimer.   It normally take...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 02, 2019  3 years ago
In cities in Thailand like Chiangmai where air pollution is often a neglected by the authorities concerned, a new study led by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research (WIMR) shows worrying details and also that should be concern to all affected that even low levels of pollution is harmful to ones health. Air pollution is made up of both gaseous a...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Aug 01, 2019  3 years ago
Phthalates are a type of chemicals used as “platicizers”in plastic products and in the medical industry, they can be found in various pliable medical equiptment and devices including blood storage bags, tracheal tubes, IV bags, catheters etc. They can account for as high as 40% of the weight of IV bags an blood storages bags an up to 80% of the weight of tubes used for feeding, as trac...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 31, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from the University of Arizona Cancer Center have developed a new and more effective treatment protocol for the treatment of advanced biliary tract cancers using a combination of drugs. This new treatment extends the survival rates of patients and also improves the quality of life compared to current conventional treatments in which such patients normally have survival rates of less th...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Jul 30, 2019  3 years ago
The current incidence rate for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease shows that about 20 percent of the global population is affected while the figures in developed countries like America, Germany, Austria and Britain, figures can be as high as between 35 to 50 percent especially in the 50 to 60 age group. It is a disease most commonly caused as a result of poor lifestyle with too much fatty and sugary...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 29, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from The University of Buffalo, US and also a team from Xuzhou Medical University in China have jointly discovered  that the plant compound resveratrol, which is found in red wine, displays anti-stress effects by blocking the expression of an enzyme related to the control of stress in the brain. In the US alone, more than 40 million people are affected by depression and anxiety...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 28, 2019  3 years ago
Recent findings from a study conducted at Université Laval in Quebec showed that Vitamin D supplementation may slow the progression of type 2 diabetes in newly diagnosed individuals and those with prediabetes. The study suggest that high-dose supplementation of vitamin D can improve glucose metabolism to help prevent the development and progression of diabetes. Currently, type 2 diabetes is...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 27, 2019  3 years ago
Liver transplants are traditionally expensive and complicated  surgical procedures that removes a liver that no longer functions properly (liver failure) and replaces it with a healthy liver from a living or deceased donor. In 2018, more than 2 million such procedures were performed with more than 4.8 million people on a still on a wait list.   With the new discovery by researchers fro...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 26, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from the LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center at the University of Copenhagen in collaboration with Aarhus and Zealand University Hospitals and Aarhus University have discovered  antibiotics can inhibit cancer in the skin in patients with rare type of lymphoma.   Most patients with the rare lymphoma cancer, CTCL, contract staphylococcal infections i...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Jul 25, 2019  3 years ago
Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. Statistical data show that in 2018, 6.2 million people were diagnosed with it and about 82, 650 people died from it. Australia and New Zealand have the highest rates of melanoma in the world and also high rates are seen in North America and Northern Europe. Melanoma is more common in men than in women , and affects mostly  white communities....
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 24, 2019  3 years ago
Type 2 Diabetic patients are normally at risk of non-healing wounds should they ever get cut or scrape on their foot. Small wounds like these can be life-threatening and around 35 % of all Type 2 Diabetic patients will end up in such a dire situation which normally leads to amputation. Statistically, this is a major problem as a patient who has had a amputation due to Type 2 Diabetic non-healin...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 23, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from Washington School Of Medicine in St Louis have identified a set of genes involved in disposing cellular waste through a process known as autophagy that helps cells survive exposure to cytokines during sepsis. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body's immune response to infection spirals out of control. Bacteria or other pathogens in the bloodstream ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 22, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from the University of Cambridge and Wellcome Sanger Institute have  discovered that low doses of radiation equivalent to three CT scans, which are traditionally considered safe by the medical community, in reality actually gives cancer-capable cells a competitive advantage over normal cells in healthy tissue. It was discovered  that low doses of radiation increase the num...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 21, 2019  3 years ago
Having a shower or a bath ninety minutes before sleeping, in water that is between 40 to 42.7 degrees Celsius will not only help one to get to sleep but will also ensure that the quality of sleep is optimal, according to results of a study done by biomedical engineers at the University of Texas at Austin. By utilizing a process of  Systematic review protocols, a method used to search for a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 21, 2019  3 years ago
Endowed Professor  of Cardiovascular Medicine from the University Of California-Davis, Dr Nipavan Chiamvimonvat who has a long litany of professional and international awards and more than 135 medical research papers published, has once again with her team made another major discovery as to the actual mechanism as to how diabetes causes vascular disease. Prof Dr Nipavan Chiamvomonvat Toget...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 20, 2019  3 years ago
Epilepsy is a central nervous system (neurological) disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations, and sometimes loss of awareness. Treatment with medications or sometimes surgery can control seizures for the majority of people with epilepsy, however some people require lifelong treatment to control seizures. The varying severity of ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 19, 2019  3 years ago
Messe Dusseldorf Asia, the organizers of the biennial Medical  Fair Thailand, announced  the initiation of a Medical Startup Park at its coming event in September at Bitec.  The Medical Startup Park will basically be a  showcase dedicated to Stage 3 and Stage 4 medical and innovative healthcare startup companies which are less than 4 years old with products that are ready to be...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 18, 2019  3 years ago
A recent clinical study  by Mayo Clinic in collaboration with Genetech, showed that Rituximab was just as effective at treating patients with membranous nephropathy at high risk for progressive disease, when compared with current conventional protocols which in most cases involves cyclosporine. Rituximab demonstrated in inducing complete or partial remission of proteinuria at 12 months and...
Source: Thailand Medical News Exclusive  Jul 17, 2019  3 years ago
A relatively new strain of virus is emerging and is baffling medical researchers and health authorities all over the world. Since emerging in 2014, there has been an increase of Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) infections in individuals having had flu symptoms around the world with cases being reported in the US, Canada, Europe, China and also other parts of Asia.   AFM is a serious condition o...
Source :A Thailand Medical News Exclusive  Jul 16, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers at John Hopkins University School Of Medicine have uncovered the cellular pathway as to how the skin under stress due to conditions such as exposure to UV light, or even when exposed to lasers or physical stress such as abrasions or microneedling, regenerates itself. The key players are basically a group of loose RNa molecules known as self-noncoding double stranded RNA (dsRNA).  ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 15, 2019  3 years ago
Kratom (Mitragyna speciose) a mild opioid plant  that grows in Southeast Asia and historically was used by labourers either by chewing the leaves or making it into a tea concoction to soothe aches, pain and boost energy levels, is now a major cause of concern in America. While Kratom usage is now illegal and banned in many Asian countries where it is native including Thailand, Malaysia, Indon...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 14, 2019  3 years ago
Phase 3 Clinical Trial Of Using Bee Venom For Treating Knee Osteoarthritis (KOA) Shows Positive Results. Trials conducted by Western Ontario and McMaster Universities have shown that using Bee Venom (Apis mellifera) to treat knee osteoarthritis in more than 538 patients proved to be better than conventional histamines and with no side-effects. The bee venom were administered via dermal inj...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 13, 2019  3 years ago
A new research by in The Department of Molecular Microbiology at University of Plymouth, has shown that the C. difficile bacteria strain that is found in all hospitals around the world and causes infections to patients, is fast evolving and developing resistance to all known disinfectants coupled with the fact that is also now mutating, multiplying and spreading at faster speeds in whatever c...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 12, 2019  3 years ago
Headaches related to migraine affects about 14% of people, or more than a billion individuals worldwide. This chronic neurologic disorder involves periodic attacks of head pain coupled with symptoms that may include nausea as well as sensitivity to light and sound. 75% of migraine sufferers experience at least one migraine attack per month, and more than 50% are severely impaired during their atta...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 11, 2019  3 years ago
The NutriNet-Santé Study in France involving more than 101,257 healthy adults (21% men; 79% women) with an average age of 42 years, over a time span of 9 years, has yielded results linking higher consumption of sugary drinks and an increased risk of cancer. The findings add to a growing body of evidence indicating that limiting sugary drink consumption, together with taxation and marketing ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 10, 2019  3 years ago
A drug that has been used for over 40 years to treat worm infections in humans and animals has been discovered by researchers from the University Of New South Wales to be able to inhibit melanoma growth in animal models. The widely available OTC drug called anthelmintic or flubendazole, inhibits growth and metastasis of human tumors grown in animal models in a three year study involving collabo...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 09, 2019  3 years ago
Despite being around for more than a decade, Intravenous Vitamin Therapy is again coming back as a new wellness or regenerative fad that every celebrity, successful executive or socialite must have. Despite warnings from various medical regulatory boards from around the world about claims that can be made, a lot of greedy doctors and wellness clinics are using discreet modes to market these Vitami...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 08, 2019  3 years ago
A Strain of intestinal bacteria whose benefits were discovered in 2007 by a FNRS-WELBIO Researcher, Patrice Cani and his team at the Louvain Drug Research Institute of  The Université Catholique de Louvain  in Belgium has been in the spotlight of the medical and pharma industry in the last few months.   Patrice in  collaboration with Professor Willem de Vos from Univers...
Source: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS M. D. ANDERSON CANCER CENTER (proceedings from the ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2019 ,Barcelona)  Jul 07, 2019  3 years ago
Globally, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths. It is expected to cause about 1.8 million deaths during 2019. BRAF mutations are estimated to occur in up to 15 percent of patients with mCRC, with V600 being the most common BRAF mutation and representing a poor prognosis for these patients. Now Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center h...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 06, 2019  3 years ago
Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease that affects 65 percent of individuals suffering from diabetes and is due to long periods of elevated glucose levels causing damage to the nerves and vessels. It can lead to blindness in most cases. However, it was discovered that 35 percent of diabetics do not ever develop this eye disease despite their diabetic conditions. A study spanning 15 years have ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 05, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from the University of Surrey and Royal Surrey County Hospital have made a major breakthrough by treating bladder cancer patients with a type of common flu virus.The oncolytic ('cancer-killing') virus coxsackievirus (CVA21),has been found to potentially target, infect and destroy cancer cells in patients with bladder cancer. The results of the study was published in the medical...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 04, 2019  3 years ago
Triclosan is an antibacterial and antifungal agent present in lots consumer products, including toothpaste, soaps, shampoos, mouth wash, hand sanitizers, detergents,even toys. Due to the risk of antimicrobial resistance that it causes and also its association with disrupted hormonal development, the US FDA banned its usage in consumer products in September 2017.However,in Asia, many health re...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 03, 2019  3 years ago
Electronic Cigarettes( ECs) or vapers such as Vuse and JUUL were initially introduced as safer alternatives to cigarettes and were often targeting youths and women. However, a latest study by a team from University Of California has found that that ECs are more dangerous and can damage brain stem cells and ultimately lead to a variety of neurodegenerative diseases and also accelerated aging. Br...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 02, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from the Freie Universitat Berlin have confirmed that a phytosterol extract from spinach plants called ecdysterone, can be used to boost the performance of competitive athletes. The research was commissioned by the  World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to study the effects of ecdysterone, a kind of phytosteroid, on strength training. The findings of the research shows that ecdystero...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 01, 2019  3 years ago
A 65 year old study involving nearly 7,000 Norwegian patients with Multiple Sclerosis conducted by the Haukeland University in Norway indicates that individuals with MS have a greater overall risk of developing cancer than individuals without MS. The risk of cancer in respiratory organs, urinary organs and the central nervous system were exceptionally higher in them than others. The findings we...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 30, 2019  3 years ago
The US FDA has announced last week that certain models of insulin pumps made by Medtronic are being recalled due to potential cybersecurity risk that can make these devices vulnerable to hacking. Both the US FDA and Medtronic said that here has been not a known case so far of someone hacking an insulin pump but precautions are being taken to prevent such incidences. Medtronic commented in a let...

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