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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...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 29, 2019  3 years ago
A team of researchers and biomedical engineers from Duke University have created a low-cost, portable optical coherence tomography (OCT) scanner that could make the vision-saving technology available to many poorer areas in Asia and also worldwide. The newly redesigned 3-D-printed spectrometer scanner is 15 times lighter and smaller than current branded systems and cost less than one tenth the pri...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 28, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have discovered that the incidence of gastrointestinal bloating was higher in individuals that consumed diets high in salt. Based on analysis of data from the largest clinical trial called DASH-Sodium (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension-Sodium), the team from John Hopkins found that that high sodium intakes increased bloating ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 27, 2019  3 years ago
A recent study conducted by the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine covering over 150 products most commonly advertised on the internet as “T boosters” ie alternatives to traditional testosterone replacement therapy, do not have the ingredients to support their claims. Most males buying these products to improve their libido or to help build body mass are ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 26, 2019  3 years ago
Initially, dozens of generic versions of the drug Valsartan had been recalled since July 2018 when the carcinogenic chemical N-Nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA, was detected in a version of the drug made by a Chinese company. However, since various recalls, more and more questionable discoveries are being made including the most recent development last week, in which  another carcinogenic compou...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 25, 2019  3 years ago
Anticholinergic drugs often prescribed by doctors to treat an array of conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bladder conditions, allergies, gastrointestinal disorders and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. They help to contract and relax muscles. They work by blocking acetylcholine, a chemical that transmits signals in the nervous system. Researchers from the University ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 24, 2019  3 years ago
The US FDA has just approved approve a new medication for pre-menopausal women suffering from low libido.The female version of Viagra, Vyleesi is an injectable drug that is meant for the treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder or HSDD. HSDD was recognized in 2012, and research has shown that about 1 in 10 women is affected by it just before the onset of menopause and more patients suffer fr...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 23, 2019  3 years ago
Medical facilities in several countries have reported that a type of yeast called Candida auris has been causing severe illness in hospitalized patients. In some patients, this yeast can enter the bloodstream and spread throughout the body, causing serious invasive infections. C. auris can cause infections in a number of areas of the body, ranging from wounds to the ears t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 22, 2019  3 years ago
New immunity cells known as CD11c+ dendritic cells have been identified by a team of researchers from The Westmead Institute For Medical Research in Sydney.These CD11c+ dendritic cells are extremely susceptible to the HIV virus and can transmit the virus to other cells especially the CD4 T Cells. These CD11c+ dendritic cells are a type of dendritic cells that play a role in capturing any i...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 21, 2019  3 years ago
A study conducted by the Swiss Tropical and Public Medicine Health Institute showed that nearly 48.2 percent of Cambodians were infected with threadworms (stronglyloides stercoralis) and this could be an issue for Thailand as many Cambodian migrants are employed in the country, not only in the construction trade but also as domestic maids or in the food industry. The threadworm infects humans t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 20, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from Washington University School Of Medicine have discovered that yoghurt consumption by men actually helps lower the risk of adenomas (abnormal growths) in the colon, which precedes the development of colon cancer. Yin Cao, ScD, MPH, lead researcher said in a telephone interview with Thailand Medical News,“Our findings provide novel evidence for the role of yogurt in early s...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 19, 2019  4 years ago
Researchers from Emory University have discovered that the anti-inflammatory drug called ketorolac, given prior to surgery, can promote long-term survival in animal models of cancer metastasis. The so-called "pro-resolution" therapies can also trigger the immune system to eliminate metastatic cells. The research also suggests that flanking chemotherapy with anti-inflammatory drugs can un...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 18, 2019  4 years ago
Pomegranate, a fruit famous  for its health benefits, contains phytochemicals called ellagitannins. When ingested, these molecules are converted into a compound called urolithin A (UA) in the human gut. Researchers from the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and also from EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) found that UA can slow down the mitochondrial aging process. However not ev...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 17, 2019  4 years ago
Researchers from the University Of Virginia Cancer Center have discovered  a link between unhealthy or unbalanced gut microbiome( commensal dysbiosis) and aggressive metastatic breast cancer.   Dr Melanie Rutkowski, from the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology and also lead author in the study,  found that if the gut microbiome of animal models are altered, t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 16, 2019  4 years ago
Polar lipids are the phospholids and glycolipids that are  functionally associated with the membrane structure and fluidity and are found in dairy products, especially in abundance in cream and buttermilk. They help to naturally stabilize fat droplets.   Researchers from The University of Lyon along from INRA and also other French  research entities initially conducted preliminary...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 15, 2019  4 years ago
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal forms of cancer due to its resistance to traditional chemotherapy, but what is worrying is that the number of cases on pancreatic cancer is rising exponentially each year. Projections from the American Cancer Society indicates that about 45,000 people in the US alone and about 1.3 million people worldwide might die from this cancer this year alone , surp...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 14, 2019  4 years ago
Scientists from Rutgers University have developed a novel “Virtual Biopsy” device that can rapidly detect a skin lesion’s depth and determine whether it is malignant or not without the need for any surgical intervention. This ability to analyze a skin tumor non-invasively enables less risky and less distressing environments for patients. Photo credit: Rutgers University   ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 13, 2019  4 years ago
Researchers with multidisciplinary backgrounds from the University of California, Los Angeles have discovered a more effective method of detecting prostate cancer using a combination MRI (magnetic resonance imaging and also traditional ultrasound guided biopsy. Ultrasound Method   Ultrasound guided biopsy weakness is that it sometimes cannot clearly display the location of the tumors wherea...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 12, 2019  4 years ago
Researchers from the University of Cambridge and King’s College of London have identified the mechanism behind hardening of the arteries, and concluded in animal model studies that  minocycline, a generic medication normally used to treat acne could be an effective treatment for atherosclerosis.   Currently there is no treatment for hardening of the arteries, which is caused by bu...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 11, 2019  4 years ago
According to a new study by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, a concerted public health programme in which effort to lower people's blood pressure, cut their sodium intake, and eliminate trans fat from their diet could dramatically reduce the incidence of premature death from cardiovascular disease (CVD)  and help prevent 94 million premature deaths due to cardiovascular diseases...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 10, 2019  4 years ago
Findings from the Rewind (Researching Cardiovascular Events with a Weekly Incretin in Diabetes) Trial by McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences , has indicated that the drug dulaglutide (brandname: Trulicity) reduced cardiovascular events and kidney problems in middle-aged and older people with Type 2 diabetes. The trial which was one of the largest of its kind involved more than 9,90...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 09, 2019  4 years ago
Results of a new global study by The  Friedman School Of Nutrition Science, Tuff University that were presented at the American Society For Nutrition 2019  Annual Meeting held at Baltimore on June 8th showed that inadequate fruit and vegetable intake accounted for millions of death from heart disease and strokes each year.   The study lead by Victoria Miller, a postdoctoral resear...

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