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Source: Thailand Medical News  May 22, 2019  4 years, 10 months, 4 weeks, 13 hours, 17 minutes ago


More HIV Patients dying from cryptococcal infections

Latest Worldwide figures show that 1 out of 10 HIV related deaths are due  cryptococcal infections. .According to a study by Barcelona Institute for Global Health , the incidences of deaths due to the fungus is rising due to late detection and also because the fungus itself is mutating and presenting less obvious symptoms in the early stages of infection. Frequent CrAg screening and preemptive therapy is suggested.

 
Scientists discovers exact cause of Cachexia

Cachexia, the withering symptoms associated with cancer, autoimmune diseases, AIDs, Tuberculosis etc was used to be thought to be due to molecular processes associated with inflammatory responses and could not even be reversed  with nutritional supplementation, might now have a new strategies to overcome it.
 
Researchers at CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences have discovered that the loss of weight, depletion of fat cells and loss of appetite are all actually cause by a group of immune cells called CD8 T cells. These CD8 T Cells received signals from from the antiviral cytokine type I interferons or anticancer cytokines to initiate the process starting at cellular levels.  This new insight may lead to innovative therapeutic strategies for cachexia and associated life-threatening chronic diseases.

 
New Protocol involving heart proteins may serve as indicators of heart disease risk.

Researchers at Baylor College Of Medicine have discovered through various studies that patients with elevated  Troponin 1 levels along with Troponin T in their bloodstream were at high risk of cardiovascular disease and also fatalities. Previous protocols only involved troponin 1 but this dual biomarker approach was more accurate at isolating those that were at risk.

 
Scientists discover that lack of sleep gives rise to lack of