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Latests Medical News from around the world and also Thailand, bringing you updates, discoveries, studies and findings on various aspects and diseases in the medical world. Most of these articles are not only meant for Doctors In Thailand or Hospitals In Thailand but also for any patients or health conscious individuals wanting to know more.
Source : Thailand Medical News  Nov 30, 2019  3 years ago
Study that was published by Australian researchers in early 2019 now going into human trials starting 2020. Medical research led by the Centenary Institute in Sydney has found a brand new target for treating drug-resistant tuberculosis; our scientists have uncovered that the tuberculosis bacterium hijacks platelets from the body's blood clotting system to weaken our immune systems. TB or T...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 30, 2019  3 years ago
Pain in the legs while walking or doing other activities could be a sign of peripheral artery disease, an expert says. Typically, peripheral artery disease (PAD) develops silently, narrowing blood vessels until a shortfall in the supply of nutrients and oxygen causes cramps and leg pain, explained Dr. Faisal Aziz, chief of vascular surgery at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Cente...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 29, 2019  3 years ago
In January this year, an 11-year old boy in Japan went to a medical clinic with a fever and was diagnosed with influenza, a strain called H3N2, and was sent him home with a new medication called baloxavir (Xofluza). For a few days, he felt better, but on February 5, despite taking the medication, his fever returned. Two days later, his 3-year-old sister also came down with a fever. She, too, was d...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 29, 2019  3 years ago
According to a new study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), a procedure that applies pulses of focused ultrasound to the brain is safe and effective for reducing tremors and improving quality of life in people with essential tremor (ET) or Parkinson’s disease (PD) tremor. (MRgFUS) thalamotomy or magnetic resonance-guided focused ul...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 29, 2019  3 years ago
A recent study by Michigan Medicine finds that the three most common treatment options administered in the emergency department for patients who experience refractory status epilepticus are equally safe and effective. Typically, Status Epilepticus is characterized by individual seizures or multiple seizures close together lasting more than five minutes with a loss of consciousness. If not treated...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 29, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers from University of East Anglia and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital that had developed a simple urine test for prostate cancer detection, have also come up with a home version self-test kit. The Prostate Cancer Urine Testing Kit   The researchers pioneered the test which diagnoses aggressive prostate cancer and predicts whether patients will require trea...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 29, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from Cornell University have uncovered the structure of a regulatory mechanism unique to bacteria, paving the way for designing new antibiotics targeted to pathogens. As the threat of antibiotic-resistant germs grows, the discovery offers hope for finding an alternative way to target disease-causing bacteria. The researchers  led by first author Dr Robert Battaglia, a graduate ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 29, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers From Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT) have devised a method that accelerates the process for creating and customizing templates used in medical-image analysis, to guide faster and more accurate disease diagnosis.   Typically, use of medical image analysis is to crunch datasets of patients’ medical images and capture structural relationships that may indicate...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 29, 2019  3 years ago
Despite numerous emerging studies showing the various side effects of PPIs (proton pump inhibitors) that many ‘lazy doctors’ have been prescribing patients much to the detriment of the patients’ long term health, the USA FDA and other regulatory bodies worldwide have yet to modify and issue box or label warnings on PPIs or even take it off the market. Studies have shown that P...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 28, 2019  3 years ago
Eventhough epigenetic disorders ie diseases caused by faulty gene expression are  rare overall, babies born using fertility treatments have up to an 11-fold higher risk of inheriting them. According to a new study from the Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI), the problem likely lies with the technology, not the mother’s age. The recent study found that fertility treatments caused ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 28, 2019  3 years ago
A new research study by the Medical University of Vienna indicates that Psoriasis is caused by genetic changes in the skin stem cells. Psoriasis is not a congenital disorder  it only occurs later on in life and has various causes, such as stress or UV irradiation, some of which have not yet been explored. In biomedical science, this frequently occurring inflammatory skin disease is usually as...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 28, 2019  3 years ago
A recent  study by researchers Dr Boers, Afzali and Dr Conrod who are affiliated with CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Montreal, reveals that social media use, television viewing and computer use are linked to an increase in anxiety symptoms among adolescents. The research findings, published in academic outlet the Canadian Journ...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Nov 28, 2019  3 years ago
Globally, approximately 1.6 percent of schoolchildren have autism and 2.8 percent are diagnosed with ADHD. Autism and ADHD are different developmental disorders, but they can have certain common symptoms. For example, children with autism can demonstrate violent or aggressive behavior, be impulsive, and have problems in school and with social relations and these same symptoms can be shared by chil...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 28, 2019  3 years ago
Dr Jonathan Rothberg, a Yale University adjunct professor of genetics and a  serial inventor from Connecticut has come up with a portable MRI intended, like his other devices, to make health care more affordable and accessible. Dr Rothberg who had previously developed and commercialized high-speed DNA sequencing, said a smaller and portable MRI used to scan the brain and other parts of the ...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Nov 27, 2019  3 years ago
If you think that all blood that you receive during blood transfusion is pure, think again. Scientists at Oregon State University upon analyzing blood samples taken from various blood banks have shown that most blood come laden with medications, caffeine, supplements etc. In their research involving conducting mass spectrometry research, Dr Richard van Breemen and Dr Luying Chen worked with var...
Source: Thailand Medical news  Nov 27, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers from University of Zurich are warning that a new class of migraine medications that work by blocking αCGRP, a neuropeptide which causes vasodilation, for example in the meninges could endanger the lives of those with high blood pressure. The very same neuropeptide, αCGRP which is formed in the muscles during physical activity, protects the heart is extremely vita...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 27, 2019  3 years ago
Two new studies published in the American Heart Association medical journals show that regular fasting is associated with lower rates of heart failure and a longer life span. Medical researchers sought to shed new light on the centuries-old debate about how fasting affects health. Recent studies have shown it contributes to reductions in blood pressure, "bad" LDL cholesterol...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 27, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers from Queen Mary University of London in collaboration with the Zhengzhou University in China have developed a personalized vaccine system that could ultimately delay the onset of pancreatic cancer. The research study provides strong proof-of-concept for the creation of a vaccine for cancer prevention in individuals at high risk of developing this disease and to slow down tum...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 27, 2019  3 years ago
Swedish medical researchers from Karolinska Institutet have developed a new method to separate between two types of a common herpes virus (HHV-6) that has been linked to multiple sclerosis (MS). By analyzing antibodies in the blood against the most divergent proteins of herpesvirus 6A and 6B, the medical scientists were able to show that Multiple Sclerosis patients carry the herpesvirus 6A to a gr...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 26, 2019  3 years ago
Radiological researchers using MRI have found signs of damage that may be related to inflammation in the brains of obese adolescents, according to a study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The issue of obesity in young people has become a significant public health problem. In the U.S., the percentage of children and adolescents ...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Nov 26, 2019  3 years ago
One of the key ways stave off the effects of aging is to boost brain function.  And if there was one thing every person should consider doing right now to keep their brain young, it is to add extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) to their diet, according to research by scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM). EVOO is a superfood, rich in cell-protecting antioxidan...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 26, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from Curtin University Australia have found that using statins for as short a time as three months can put patients at risk for developing diabetes and skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs). The results of the study have been published in the November issue of the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Dr Humphrey H.T. Ko, from the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Science...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 26, 2019  3 years ago
A new research at Oregon State University indicates that compounds from hops may combat metabolic syndrome by changing the gut microbiome and altering the metabolism of acids produced in the liver. The results of the study, published in Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, are a key advance in understanding how Xanthohumol, a compound that contributes to hops' flavor, and its derivat...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 25, 2019  3 years ago
A team of researchers from Lund University have for more than two decades been working on developing a drug against preeclampsia, a serious disorder which annually affects around 9 million pregnant women worldwide and is one of the main causes of death in both mothers and unborn babies. Formerly called toxemia, preecalmpsia is a condition that pregnant women develop. It's marked by&nbs...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 25, 2019  3 years ago
Each year a new batch of diets become trendy, with books published and being promoted, magazines and online portals covering them and talk shows featuring them. Most of the time, about 80 percent of these diet fads have no scientific basis and have no medical studies done to prove their effectiveness. Many foolishly follow these diet fads without consulting their doctors and some of these diets...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 25, 2019  3 years ago
Statistics show that more than one in ten cancer patients do not die from their cancer but from heart and blood vessel problems instead, according to new research published in the European Heart Journal 1 today. For some cancers, like breast, prostate, endometrial, and thyroid cancer, around half will die from cardiovascular disease (CVD). A research team lead by Dr Nicholas Zaorsky, ...
Sourec: Thailand Medical News  Nov 24, 2019  3 years ago
-Two more deaths bring the total to about 7 this year alone, and more than 60 medical device reports have been linked to battery issues with Getinge’s Maquet/Datascope intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) over the past year, US FDA said last week in a letter to healthcare providers and hospitals.  -Getinge subsidiary Maquet recalled almost 23,000 of the pumps in May due to the re...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 24, 2019  3 years ago
Approximately more than 310 million people worldwide suffer from overactive bladders . In the US alone, about  29 million Americans suffer from overactive bladder, including 40 percent of women and 30 percent of men. Although there are numerous approved treatments for the condition, but many people don't seek help because they're embarrassed or don't know about therapy options....
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 24, 2019  3 years ago
Each year about 51,000 new cases of anal cancer are diagnosed worldwide. The 5-year survival rate for people with anal cancer is 59%.Each year  thousands die from the disease and almost 91 percent of  the cause of anal cancer is by HPV. Currently there are about 1.17  million people worldwide struggling with anal cancer.   What is disturbing is more and mo...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 24, 2019  3 years ago
A new study by scientific researchers from Cornell University and a Virginia Tech that will be unveiled at the ongoing American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics 72nd Annual Meeting, shows young children can suffer irreparable brain damage merely by shaking or swinging their heads in order to remove trapped water in their ears that got there as a result of swimming or showering. ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 24, 2019  3 years ago
The largest study of its kind by lead by medical researchers from Michigan State University found that meditation could help you to become less error prone. The new research, published in Brain Sciences, tested how open monitoring meditation or, meditation that focuses awareness on feelings, thoughts or sensations as they unfold in one's mind and body altered brain activity in ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 24, 2019  3 years ago
Contrary to a normal notion that a high-protein diet is healthy, keeps one fit and help you to lose fat and retain lean muscle mass, it can also quickly lead you to developing chronic kidney disease. Avoiding carbohydrates and substituting them with proteins has become a leading dogma for all those who care for their looks and health. Researchers from the European Renal Nutrition Working Group,...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 23, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers have discovered the pharmacological drug, Naltrexone, significantly restored the function of faulty receptors associated with myalgic encephalomyelitis, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). Medical researchers from the National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases (NCNED), Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University led the research, whic...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 23, 2019  3 years ago
A new recently published study by researchers form the Helsinki University Hospital, Finland show that higher exposure to commonly used oral antibiotics is linked to an increased risk of Parkinson's disease. The most substantial associations were found for broad spectrum antibiotics and those that act against against anaerobic bacteria and fungi. The timing of antibiotic exposure ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 23, 2019  3 years ago
CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is an inherited neurodegenerative condition that affects 1 in 2500 individuals. Currently, however, it is still lacking effective treatment options. New research has demonstrated that a class of cytoplasmic enzymes called tRNA synthetases can cause CMT by interfering with the gene transcription in the nucleus. This breakthrough is the result of an international a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 23, 2019  3 years ago
University Of California, Irvine researchers conducted a new study that reveals how alcohol affects the liver's circadian rhythm, uncovering a potential new target for ALD treatments.  Weekend binge drinking and chronic alcoholism have long been known to contribute to alcoholic liver diseases (ALD).  Alcohol consumption is a widespread habit in modern society and can have serious ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 23, 2019  3 years ago
Typically, a class of drugs known as hypnotics are traditionally used to treat Insomnia which is one of the most common sleep disorders. However, usage of  hypnotics come with motor and cognitive side effects. A  new study conducted by researchers from the University of Tsukuba in Japan, show that  Suvorexant, (trade name : Belsomra)  which is a recently approved and is a more ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 23, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers from  Northeastern University, Boston have discovered a new antibiotic that could treat infections caused by some of the drug-resistant bacteria that humanity is facing in the global antibiotic resistance crisis. Dr Kim Lewis & Dr Yu Imai, discovered an antibiotic that can help fight drug-resistant gram-negative bacteria. Credit: Matthew Modoono/Northeastern Universi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 22, 2019  3 years ago
Pain relievers are as diverse as with the type of pains that a person experiences. By interacting with different parts of the nervous system, pain relievers treat some pains better than others. Researchers from West Virginia University led by Dr  Shane Kaski have recently discovered that an anti-itch medication that targets a specific part of our nerve cells can make morphine, which targets ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 22, 2019  3 years ago
A group of medical researchers from the University Of Bern have discovered a manner to control Natural Killer Cells for potential applications in cancer immunotherapy Natural killer (NK) cells are cells of the innate immune system that recognize and eliminate infected cells or cancer cells. During a virus infection, NK cells also keep the body’s own immune cells such as the T cells at bay...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 22, 2019  3 years ago
The World Health Organization (WHO) released a report early today stating that four in five teenagers worldwide do not get enough physical activity, to the detriment of their health, warning that girls especially need more exercise. The advent of social media, internet apps and also gaming is all largely contributing to this disturbing trend which will have severe repercussions on their health in ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 22, 2019  3 years ago
A research team involving interdisciplinary experts from MedUni Vienna has shown that important information about the stage and prognosis of chronic liver diseases can be gotten by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) involves lying in a tube-like machine, the having contrast agent injected into a patient's arm vein. Within an hour, imag...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 22, 2019  3 years ago
Leading Biomedical Research Giant, Oligomerix, Inc., a privately held company pioneering the development of tau oligomer inhibitors for Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related neurodegenerative disorders, and the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research announced  the publication of preclinical data demonstrating that an oral small molecule drug inhibits the formation of neurotoxic tau olig...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 22, 2019  3 years ago
Globally, overweight and obesity issues have become a severe public health problem which can lead to an array of diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular problems and kidney diseases among many other health issues. Current anti-obesity strategies are mainly aimed at restricting calorie intake and absorption including dietary restrictions. Now, Chinese scientists suggest in a new study that bur...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Nov 21, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from the University of Gothenburg have reported the first successful results of an oral, inactivated vaccine candidate ETVAX against enterotoxigenic E. coli diarrhea in a placebo-controlled phase I/II study in infants and children from six months to five years of age in Bangladesh. The results were extremely positive as all predefined primary endpoints for the study were achieved, s...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 21, 2019  3 years ago
A team of researchers from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and from the Centre of Genomic Regulation (CRG) has created the BacFITBase database that would help other medical researchers identify therapeutic targets for the future development of new antibiotics. Typically, infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic microorgani...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 21, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers from the University of Dundee has shown that a commonly used class of antibiotics increases a patient’s risk of suffering a serious and potentially permanent form of nerve damage by almost 50%. Although peripheral neuropathy has long been recognised as a potential side effect of fluoroquinolone antibiotics but it was not known how strong this association was and how it...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 20, 2019  3 years ago
The excessive overuse and misuse of opioid pain medications in the US has triggered an urgent search for alternatives in an array of modalities. Two novel approaches presented at medical meetings in the spring of 2019 appear to offer effective and long-lasting peri- and post-operative analgesia for patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty (TJA). The first approach involves the use of ambul...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 20, 2019  3 years ago
Another progressive politician, New York Democratic Governor, Andrew Cuomo, has signed a new law that requires manufacturers of menstrual products to disclose the ingredients on their products. The law will be put into effect starting 2020 gives manufacturers 18 months to develop new packaging and labels. As stated by Gov. Cuomo, many consumers aren’t aware of the toxic and/or allergy-causin...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 20, 2019  3 years ago
A new collaborative study by researchers from King's College London and China Medical University in Taichung, Taiwan, have found omega-3 fish oil supplements improve attention among children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), but only among those with low levels of omega-3 in their blood. The medical researchers say their results bring a personalised medicine approach to ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 20, 2019  3 years ago
A large comprehensive study involving more than than 1,000 elderly individuals assessed over six years have revealed no links between statin medication and cognitive decline, such as memory loss, presenting new advice amidst some consumer concerns that statins may have a negative impact on cognitive health. The international collaborative study, led by researchers at the Garvan Institute of Med...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 19, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers from Taiwan have discovered from a new research that exposure to radiation from CT scans is associated with higher risks of developing thyroid cancer and leukemia. The finds of the study was published today in the medical journal, JNCI Cancer Spectrum. The medical researchers conducted study from a National Health Insurance dataset in Taiwan between 2000 and 2013. The study ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 19, 2019  3 years ago
A new German study has unveiled some disturbing news. Toxic substances such as pesticides can cause health effects on sensitive individuals in concentrations up to ten thousand times lower than previously assumed. This was shown by researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in a series of research studies. UFZ ecotoxicologist Prof. Dr. Matthias Liess told Thailand Medi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 19, 2019  3 years ago
Doctors are cautioning individuals after numerous incidences of health related incidences have risen with regards to usage of beddings, duvets and pillows that are filled with feathers. Cases of lung inflammations, allergies and other respiratory problems have risen not only in UK but also in the US, China, Australia and also other Asian countries.   Despite being a premium commodity as the...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 18, 2019  3 years ago
The latest edition of the IDF (International Diabetes Federation) Diabetes Atlas (the 9th edition) shows that more than 463 million people worldwide are currently living with diabetes.   China leads the lists with more than 116 million diabetics, followed by India with 77 million diabetics and America in third place with 31 million diabetics.   Though Thailand did not secure a place am...

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