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Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 11, 2019  3 years ago
A German study shows that individuals who play drums regularly for years differ from unmusical people in their brain structure and function. The results of a study by researchers from Bochum suggest that they have fewer, but thicker fibers in the main connecting tract between the two halves of the brain. In addition, their motor brain areas are organized more efficiently. This observation and c...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 11, 2019  3 years ago
With growing metabolic syndrome related diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases on the rise, labeling food and drink with the amount and type of exercise needed to burn off the calories in it might be a more effective way of encouraging people to make 'healthier' dietary choices, indicates research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. M...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 11, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from the United States and India has shown that probiotic yeasts derived from fruits and food are able to reduce the virulence of, and even prevent infections by, several types of fungi that are responsible for life-threatening infections in hospitalized and immune-compromised individuals, including the multi-drug resistant Candida auris, which was recently listed as an urgent thr...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 10, 2019  3 years ago
Phase II of a multi-institutional, study led by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center showed that pairing standard chemotherapy azacitidine (AZA) with a drug called enasidenib (ENA) measurably boosts complete remission in patients newly diagnosed with a specific form of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Study results from the randomized, open-label study were presented at the recently he...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 10, 2019  3 years ago
MR Guided Focused ultrasound is a safe and effective way to target and open areas of the blood-brain barrier, potentially allowing for new treatment approaches to Alzheimer's disease, according to initial study results presented at the recent annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Presently, there is no effective treatment for Alzheimer's disease, the most c...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 10, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from the Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Department at the Institut Pasteur have concluded a study that sheds light on the mechanisms of senescence, by identifying a key protein known as CSB that associated with ageing. Currently, ageing is a dramatic public health issue in the face of the current demographic changes: the proportion of 60 and over in the world's population w...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 10, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers from Wake Forest School of Medicine, North Carolina have identified a dead probiotic that reduces age-related leaky gut and inflammation in older animal models. The results from the study is published in the journal GeroScience. Past research has indicated that leaky gut, in which microbes and bacteria in the gut leak into the blood stream through holes or cr...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 10, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio along with medical scientists from Florey Institute for Neuroscience and Mental Health in Melbourne have discovered an inflammatory biomarker called sCD14 that is related to brain atrophy, cognitive decline and dementia, according to a study of more than 4,700 participants from two large community-based heart studies. The stud...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 09, 2019  3 years ago
Imperial College London researchers have shown how the chaotic electrical signals underlying irregular heart rhythms lead to the failure of standard treatments. By modelling how electrical signals on the inside and the outside of the heart move across the muscle, the researchers  have suggested why corrective surgery is not currently always beneficial. The new insight could improve surgery...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 09, 2019  3 years ago
In a joint study conducted by researchers from Harvard University and University of Tokyo, it was found that even light to moderate alcohol consumption was associated with elevated cancer risks in Japan. In the study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the overall cancer risk appeared to be the lowest at zero alcohol consumption. In the...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 09, 2019  3 years ago
Both neurodegenerative diseases, Parkinson’s Disease and Multisystem Atrophy (MSA) are associated with the accumulation of alpha-synuclein proteins in the brain. Researchers at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (MPI-BPC) have investigated the molecular makeup of these protein deposits finding structural diversity. E...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 09, 2019  3 years ago
A team of Stanford University School of Medicine scientists have developed a new blood diagnostic platform that functions as a kind of physiological clock: monitoring the levels of 373 proteins circulating in one’s blood. If the protein levels are out of the recommended levels, it can indicate critical issues about a person’s health and stage of biological aging. Dr Tony Wyss-Coray,...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 08, 2019  3 years ago
A must for every hospital, Siemens Healthineers has released a couple of AI-driven and cloud-based software applications, one for the brain and one for the prostate, that automate a great deal of the manual tasks that radiologists have to perform. Both of the applications can be used with data coming from any MRI machine, so they can be deployed by just about any facility using an MRI scanner and...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 08, 2019  3 years ago
Of the 46 different brands of metformin, a diabetes medication that is available in most South-East Asian countries, three versions are being recalled after they were found to contain unsafe levels of an impurity called NDMA that can potentially cause cancer. The Singapore Health Sciences Authority (HSA) tested all 46 locally marketed metformin medicines and the remaining 43 are not affected. The...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 07, 2019  3 years ago
A new research by University of Liverpool warns that common first-line treatment approach of using fluconazole for cryptococcal meningitis in low-income countries is being compromised by the emergence of drug resistance. The study findings highlight the need to develop new drugs and treatment regimens for the lethal brain infection, which kills around 180,000 people each year. The results fi th...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 07, 2019  3 years ago
It’s the next wave, cultured meats or in vitro meat, also called "clean meat" by its supporters, is meat produced in a laboratory using bioengineering techniques that will be appearing in supermarkets and restaurants as early as 2020. Dr Mark Post, professor at Maastricht University, presented the first hamburger in 2013 made of cultured meat. ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 07, 2019  3 years ago
Though traditionally, Multiple Sclerosis has always been a sickness associated with adults, doctors worldwide are witnessing a phenomena of more teenagers especially girls developing the disease over the last 6 years especially in developed countries. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). In MS, the immune system a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 07, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers From Southern Methodists University (SMU) have discovered that the drug oleandrin derived from the Nerium oleander plant could prevent the HTLV-1 virus from spreading by targeting a stage of the reproduction process that is not currently targeted by existing drugs. This is significant discovery because there is currently no cure or treatment for the virus of a lesser-known "c...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 07, 2019  3 years ago
In Asian populations, despite biliary tract cancer being a type of cancer that is considered rare globally, its growing incidence rate is becoming a worrisome trend. In countries like Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, China, Korea and Japan, the incidence of bile duct cancer has been rising at an exponential rate. Currently Thailand* has the highest incidence rate in the world with an estimate...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 06, 2019  3 years ago
A new research suggests it's about time to consider that possibility that a clock could do  a better job than a scale at promoting weight loss, improving sleep and preventing diabetes. By exploring the benefits of daily fasting in humans, researchers have found that people who are at high risk of developing diabetes improved their health in myriad ways when they ate all of their meals ov...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 06, 2019  3 years ago
Medical Scientists from 22 prestigious institutions, are recommending early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of severe chronic inflammation to reduce the risk of chronic disease and death worldwide. Chronic Inflammation leads to a varierty of medical conditionsincluding neurodegenerative disease, cancer, autoimmune issues, etc. The collective group of international experts, which also includ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 06, 2019  3 years ago
According to a study published in JAMA Network Open, Aspirin use three or more times per week is associated with reductions in all-cause, any cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and colorectal cancer (CRC) mortality among older adults. Dr Holli A. Loomans-Kropp, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the National Cancer Institute in Rockville, Maryland, and colleagues examined the correlation of aspirin use wit...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 06, 2019  3 years ago
Thailand HIV News By reengineering a peptide called CP24, the new compound called  IBP-CP24 has the potential to be further developed as a long-acting anti-HIV drug that can be used alone or in combination with a broad neutralizing antibody for the treatment and prevention of HIV-1 infection, according to a study published December 5 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Lu ...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 06, 2019  3 years ago
Heart health impact by sugars depends on the dose and type of sugar consumed, suggests a new study led by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital. The research team, led by Dr. John Sievenpiper, a staff physician in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and a scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, examined the relationship between total and added sugars that contain fructose...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 06, 2019  3 years ago
-Real exposure levels to the endocrine disruptor and carcinogenic chemical could be as could be as high as 44 times more, raising questions as to whether it was a deliberate attempt. Washington State University researchers have developed a more accurate method of measuring bisphenol A (BPA) levels in humans and found that exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemical is far higher than previous...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 06, 2019  3 years ago
Individuals with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a chronic liver disease and a leading cause for liver transplantation in the world, currently lack an approved drug therapy, but this may soon change. A large Phase III clinical trial designed in collaboration with Virginia Commonwealth University is the first to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of an oral medication to treat ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 05, 2019  3 years ago
According to a new study presented yesterday at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the use of high-dose-rate brachytherapy to treat elderly patients with common skin cancers offers excellent cure rates and cosmetic outcomes. SCC or Squamous cell carcinoma and  BCC or basal cell carcinoma are the most common types of skin cancer, affecting 3 million Amer...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 05, 2019  3 years ago
The human gut has long been suspected to play a role in autoimmune disease. A research team has now identified evidence of a potential mechanism. Which factors in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) act as a trigger for the immune system to attack the brain and spinal cord is still not understood or known. A potential factor is described by a research team in the journal Procee...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 05, 2019  3 years ago
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center researchers   have developed a new "virtual biopsy" that allows them to definitively diagnose cysts in the pancreas with unprecedented accuracy. This means they can eliminate precancerous cysts and potentially save lives. Conventional standard involves testing the fluid inside the cysts. It correctly identifies them as benign or...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 05, 2019  3 years ago
A recent study conducted by scientists from the US National Institute of Health found that females who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners have a higher risk of developing breast cancer than women who don't use these products. The study published online Dec. 4 in the International Journal of Cancer and shows that breast cancer risk increased with more frequent u...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 05, 2019  3 years ago
The incidence of heart failure globally is about 39.4 million cases per year and is a leading driver of health care costs in the world. The "stiff heart" heart failure variant accounts for about half of all cases and the vast majority of such patients take beta-blocker medications despite unclear benefit from their regular use. A new medical publication in JAMA ( The Journal of...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 05, 2019  3 years ago
A breakthrough clinical approach has been developed combining new diagnostic techniques to detect a leaking blood-brain barrier (BBB) with a new anti-inflammatory drug that for the first time slows or reverses age-related cognitive decline. In two related studies published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and the Universi...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 05, 2019  3 years ago
MIT medical researchers have developed an oral contraceptive that only has to be taken once a month, which could reduce unintended pregnancies that result from forgetting to take a daily dose. This kind of monthly contraceptive could have a significant impact on the health of women and their families, especially in the developing world, the researchers say. Currently, oral contraceptives a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 04, 2019  3 years ago
The controversial gene editing performed on Chinese twins last year meant to immunize them against HIV may have failed in its purpose and created unintended mutations, scientists said yesterday after the original research was made public for the first time.  Dr He Jiankui  Selected excerpts from the manuscript were released by the MIT Technology Review for the purpose of showing how C...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 04, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers at Karolinska Institutet have developed an online cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program for the difficult-to-treat pain syndrome fibromyalgia. In her doctoral thesis, Maria Hedman-Lagerlöf shows that patients who receive the treatment experience fewer symptoms and enjoy better quality of life. Licensed psychologist Dr Maria Hedman-Lagerlöf, doctoral student at...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 04, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) and the Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas (CIB) of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) have identified the protease MT1-MMP as a possible future target for drugs to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The study was led by Dr. Alicia G Arroyo and is published today in EMBO ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 04, 2019  3 years ago
Cardiovascular (CV) disease has become the leading cause of death worldwide. Vascular regeneration is one of the many  promising treatments for cardiovascular disease. Remodeling the endotheliumi.e., forming a confluent vascular endothelial cell monolayer on the lumen plays a vital role in this process. However, rapid endothelialization poses challenges, however, when using existing ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 03, 2019  3 years ago
Although there are a number of drugs to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), they can have some pretty serious side effects. Researchers in Singapore at the country’s Institute of Mental Health (IMH), Duke-NUS (National University of Singapore) Medical School, and A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), have developed a system that combines neuromonitoring wit...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 03, 2019  3 years ago
Pharma giant, Roche has announced data from its SAkuraSky study, in which the investigational medicine “satralizumab”  formerly SA237 was evaluated for the treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD); an inflammatory disorder of the central nervous system. The clinical results of the trial found that only eight of 41 patients (20%) treated with satralizumab in c...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 03, 2019  3 years ago
Currently obesity which affects more than one-third of American adults, is more than just an uncomfortable excess of weight, it is a driver of several, often fatal diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, stroke, and congestive health failure, making it one of the most significant public health threats. The cost of treating and managing obesity-related diseases is expected to...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 03, 2019  3 years ago
According to a study published in Neuropsychopharmacology,lLong-term (chronic) treatment with opioids, such as morphine, prior to trauma enhances fear learning in animal models. The findings, which link chronic opioid treatment before a traumatic event with responses to subsequent stressful events, may suggest a possible mechanism underlying the frequent co-occurrence of post-traumatic stress...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 03, 2019  3 years ago
A team of researchers through international collaborations have identified key networks within the brain they say interact to increase the risk that an individual will think about or attempt suicide. The medical researchers say their review of existing literature highlights how little research has been done into one of the world’s major killers, particularly among the most vulnerable grou...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 03, 2019  3 years ago
Emerging evidence has prompted a change in the management of paracetamol poisoning, according the authors of the updated guideline summary published online today by the Medical Journal of Australia. Past guidelines were published by the MJA in 2015 but further research has emerged, particularly regarding acetylcysteine regimens, massive paracetamol ingestions, and modified release paraceta...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 03, 2019  3 years ago
A new MRI-guided procedure that uses therapeutic ultrasound effectively treats prostate cancer with minimal side effects, according to a new study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). This diagram shows controlled and precise ablation using TULSA-PRO. Credit: UCLA Researchers said the incision-free technique could also be used to treat benign enl...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 02, 2019  3 years ago
Individuals with opioid addiction face a high risk of overdose after ending treatment with the medication buprenorphine, even when treated for 18 months, a new study by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons has found. For individuals who were treated with buprenorphine continuously for 6 to 18 months, about 5% needed medical treatment for an opioid overdo...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 02, 2019  3 years ago
Unfortunately many people do research about things such as such as the weather, how to get around a city and where to access free Wi-Fi,  when planning a vacation or business trip abroad but one important piece of information that they don't look at is a city's air pollution levels. A recent study by researchers at UCLA shows that even a short-term visit to a severely polluted city...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 02, 2019  3 years ago
Most people, including doctors and dentists, don't think much about oral or mouth cancer on a regular basis. Unfortunately, the death rate for oral cancer is higher than for any other type of cancer, including malignant melanoma, Hodgkin's lymphoma, and cervical and thyroid cancers. Oral cancer is hard to detect because it is typically a small painless white or red spot in the mout...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 02, 2019  3 years ago
As a result of a global obesity epidemic with more people having larger body sizes and weights, the Russian NUST MISIS Engineering Center for Industrial Technologies together with Research and production company Magneton have developed a new Russian MRI device capable of diagnosing patients weighing up to 250 kg. Up to now, this figure has been 120-150 kg. Another advantage of the Russian device f...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 01, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from Tufts University have successfully transplanted engineered pancreatic beta cells into diabetic mice, then caused the cells to produce more than two to three times the typical level of insulin by exposing them to light. The light-switchable cells are designed to compensate for the lower insulin production or reduced insulin response found in diabetic individuals. The study publi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 01, 2019  3 years ago
Even with all the  advances in IVF and the understanding of  the combined effects of multiple genes on complex traits in humans, efforts to choose embryos based on the likelihood of their carrying such traits would be unlikely to meet with much success, researchers report in a news study that was published in the journal,Cell. To date, it has been possible for decades for would-be par...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 01, 2019  3 years ago
The medical term circadian rhythm was created to describe the oscillations in the human body functions observed during 24 hours. The function of the circadian rhythm is to act as a regulator of cells and coordinate the internal physiological and behavioral processes in humans. The circadian rhythm plays a very important role in human health. While it is  argued that the autonomous rhythms mu...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 01, 2019  3 years ago
German and Swiss  neuroscientists and electrical engineers have developed a highly sensitive implant that enables to probe brain physiology with unparalleled spatial and temporal resolution. They introduce an ultra-fine needle with an integrated chip that is capable of detecting and transmitting nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) data from nanoliter volumes of brain oxygen metabolism. The break...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Dec 01, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from Bournemouth University has found that Tai Chi brings positive health benefits to older people with dementia. The new TACIT Trial looked at the benefits that Tai Chi can bring for people with dementia, specifically looking at whether Tai Chi could prevent falls and improve quality of live. "We were really interested to see if Tai Chi improves balance and prevents fall...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Nov 30, 2019  3 years ago
As a result of the human body ability to metabolize blood sugar breaking down, it sets off a cascade of harmful events that accelerates systemic aging. Even “high normal” blood sugar raises heart disease and stroke risk.1-3 This loss of glucose control motivated scientists to evaluate whether an extract from cloves can lower&n...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 30, 2019  3 years ago
A new research study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease by TauRx Therapeutics that is based in Singapore with research facilities in Scotland, has reported unexpected results of a pharmacokinetic analysis of the relationship between treatment dose, blood levels and pharmacological activity of the drug hydromethylthionine on the brain in over 1,000 patients with mild-to-m...

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