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Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 25, 2020  28 minutes ago
Iran Iranian health authorities have reported two more deaths from the coronavirus infections bring the total number of deaths so far to 14. The number of confirmed coronavirus infected cases is now officially listed as 61.   Certain lawmakers in the country had publicly contradicted the government figures with claims that at least more than 50 individuals had died in the city of Qom alone...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 25, 2020  2 hours ago
Thailand’s Public Health Ministry on Tuesday (25th February) announced two more cases of patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 disease. Thailand Still A Per Normal   One was a Thai female aged 31 whose relatives had visited the city of Guangzhou recently. The other was a Thai 29 year old male driver who was a driver for some Chinese tourist recentl...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Feb 25, 2020  4 hours ago
The new SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 disease is now fast spreading worldwide with more than 34 countries having confirmed infected cases. The total death toll including in China is now more than 2,700 while the number of confirmed infected cases despite coverups is still high at 80,215 individuals. (Imperial College London has already released studies showing that figures in Chi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 25, 2020  5 hours ago
(Disclaimer and warning: Though the following is a published medical research study with more than 39 supporting published works, Thailand Medical News warns that no claims should be made that these nutraceutucals or supplements cure, treat or prevent influenza and the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.  Also individuals should never try to self-prescribe or self-treat if they suspect that they have...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 25, 2020  8 hours ago
China authorities reported this morning that there has been only 71 new coronavirus related deaths and 508 new infections in the last 24 hours to create an illusion that the situation is peaking and under control, bringing the number of total deaths so far in China to 2663 and infected to 77,658.   The only people and entities that will be believing these data and praising them will be the ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 25, 2020  16 hours ago
A new detailed and comparison genomic research study by Chinese researchers involving 93 virus samples from 12 countries worldwide that have had patients infected with the coronavirus revealed that the new coronavirus did not originate from the Wuhan market but rather was ‘imported and the  busy market had simply only  boosted its circulation and spread it to the whole city. ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 24, 2020  17 hours ago
The Coronavirus epidemic In South Korea has now gone nationwide with cases detected in all 9 provinces. The bulk of the cases however remains from Daegu and is linked to a Christian cult group.   In the last few hours test results revealed another 70 confirmed coronavirus cases with the 41 coming just from Daegu and linked to the same church group.   However what is more disturbing is ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 24, 2020  20 hours ago
Angelo Chiesa, the mayor of Bertonico, one of the cities under lockdown went public and told media that he was exasperated as hundreds of individuals manifesting symptoms in his town could not get a test done to confirm whether they had the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 disease or not as there had no more test kits. According to him, his town was allocated only about 20 ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 24, 2020  24 hours ago
The first Middle-East coronavirus cases were reported in UAE on the 29th of January 2020 when a family of four locals had contracted the disease on a trip to Wuhan, since then the number had only slowly grown to a total of 13 confirmed coronavirus cases in the whole of UAE, of which 3 have since ‘recovered’ and only two are in critical condition.   Subsequently single cases were...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 24, 2020  1 day ago
The public is warned that there are certain media and individuals making claims that a particular herb called Andrographis paniculate , commonly referred to as Green Chireta, Creat or Nilavembu in India is capable of curing the Covid-19 disease that is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.This is fake news and is not clinically proven.nor are there any past studies to prove its efficacy again...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 24, 2020  1 day ago
South Korea coronavirus crisis is fast resembling China in the initial stages of the outbreak in Wuhan. Crowds of people are seeking medical treatment in overflowing hospitals while being unaware in that just as in China, hospitals can be centres of high transmission rates of the coronavirus. Meanwhile, KCDC reported the seventh death from the coronavirus, a 62-year-old man from a hospital in C...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Feb 24, 2020  1 day ago
Kindly note that the article below is non-scientifically proven and all readers are advised to do their diligence and not assume or act on any of the information found in the article below. The article is also not meant to create panic, anxiety or to procur any economic gains and is not meant to disseminate misinformation or fake news but rather to explore and possibility to incite the quests for ...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Feb 24, 2020  1 day ago
Afer a long delay of 5 hours, China State and Health authorities finally relased the new death tolls for Monday morning, reporting only 150 new deaths and 409 new confirmed coronavirus infected cases bring the death toll in China to 2592 and the total number of infected cases to 77,345.They also reported that 11,477 individuals were under severe critical conditions while a total of 24,766 individu...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 24, 2020  1 day ago
Globally, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases outside of China is now more than 2056 cases with the numbers growing by the hour. There have been 26 reported deaths from the coronavirus and the spread is now officially reported in 32 countries with more than 147,200 suspected cases spanning 116 countries being investigated.   China itself as claimed by their health authorities, h...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 24, 2020  1 day ago
Italy’s coronavirus outbreak is fast expanding to cover almost all the Northern administrative regions of the country while health authorities reported a third death.   The third death was reported in Lombardy, the most hard hit region and has also spread to the capital of Milan.   Lombardy regional councilor,  Giulio Gallera told media that the victim was an elderly woman f...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 23, 2020  2 days ago
Latest coronavirus drug research indicates that based on early results from clinical trials by Chinese researchers, Chloroquine Phosphate, an antimalarial drug, has a certain curative effects on the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). China National Center for Biotechnology Development deputy head Dr Sun Yanrong said that chloroquine, an anti-malarial medication, was selected after several scr...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 23, 2020  2 days ago
Medical experts and virologists are concerned about the high number of reinfections appearing in so called 'cured' or 'treated' coronavirus patients in China.   Cases of cured patients getting reinfected have emerged from Hubei and Sichuan provinces and have been documented by Chinese health authorities. To date about 72 such cases have been properly documented accordin...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 23, 2020  2 days ago
Iran’s coronavirus  outbreak is taking a turn as media reports have emerged of sporadic riots in various cities across Iran as the general public is losing trust in its government, accusing it of concealing the real magnitude of the coronavirus epidemic.   Sporadic riots were reported in Tehran, Qom, Markazi, Gilan, Ardabil, Kermanshah, Qazvin, Zanjan, Mazandaran, Golestan, Hamed...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 23, 2020  2 days ago
In an emerging story, health authorities and doctors in South Korea are concerned that more than 70,000 Chinese students that are in the midst of returning back to South Korea for the spring semester  could end up being ‘vectors’ that help to spread the coronavirus.   Most of these students might not even know that they  could be potential carriers as the incubation pe...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 22, 2020  3 days ago
Japan coronavirus cases continue to increase in the last 24 hours. Japanese health officials confirmed 25 new cases of the coronavirus infections on Saturday as public health authorities struggle to contain the local epidemic. The total number of infected coronavirus cases is now 134 with thousands more of suspected cases pending investigations and testing. So far only 1 dead has been reported. ...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Feb 22, 2020  3 days ago
China authorities have narrowed down the antiviral Favipiravir (Avigan) as one of the three drugs that is showing efficacy against the coronavirus in ongoing human trials. (https://www.nature.com/articles/d41573-020-00016-0)   Favipiravir, also known as T-705 or Avigan, is an antiviral drug that was originally developed by Toyama Chemical of Japan (owned b...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 22, 2020  3 days ago
South Korea coronavirus crisis continues to escalate with 142 news cases since the last few hours. The current nationwide toll is 346 but this is expected to rise very sharply in the next few hours as thousands of suspected cases are manifesting symptoms and are undergoing testing. So far two deaths have been recorded resulting from the coronavirus. Of the 142 new cases, 92 are related to Daen...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 21, 2020  4 days ago
Iran health authorities reported on Friday that there has been two more deaths from the coronavirus along with 13 new confirmed cases just in the last few hour alone, bringing the total number infected cases in the country to 18.   Most of the cases are in the shite province of Qom and it is said there are at least two hundred more suspected coronavirus cases.   Deputy Health Minister ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 21, 2020  4 days ago
South Korea Coronavirus crisis is now fast escalating with almost 100 new confirmed coronavirus cases bring the toll to now 204 as of press time.  Thousands Of South Korean Troop Are Suspected Of Contracting The Coronavirus However the numbers is expected to continue to mount as thousands are being tested with many exhibiting symptoms. The total number in Daegu province alone stood at abo...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 21, 2020  4 days ago
China authorities had more than a dozen prison and justice department officials in three Chinese provinces removed from their posts on Friday, after the prisons reported altogether 460 new cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection on late Thursday, which epidemiology experts say revealed the blind zones in the national campaign against the coronavirus epidemic. Shandong province reported 20...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 21, 2020  4 days ago
Coronavirus research studies show that the new SARS-CoV02 coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 disease has infected more men than women, and medical scientists are divided about why that is. A detailed coronavirus research study of more than 44,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in China offers one of the broadest pictures of how the virus operates in humans so far. The study found that ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 21, 2020  4 days ago
Much to the annoyance of China’s Health authorities, Beijing’s Peking University People’s Hospital held its own press conference this morning to announce a total of 22 people at the Hospital, including patients and medical workers, have been placed under centralized quarantine for medical observation after an elderly patient in the hospital was confirmed for the coronavirus  ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 21, 2020  4 days ago
South Korea has declared the southeastern cities of Daegu and Cheongdo as "special care zones" on Friday as a cluster of coronavirus cases have been reported there in recent days with the number of suspected cases that are being observed all over Korea now coming to almost 8,415. Most are being tested or awaiting test results or are quarantined. The total number of confirmed cases is ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 21, 2020  4 days ago
China Health Authorities new methodology of reporting figures is making no sense and causing lots of confusions among local and international media and even data reporting centers across the world who are reporting on the coronavirus tolls via their live sites. The accuracy of all such data reported by any media can now doubted  including those by Thailand Medical News  on the death toll...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Feb 20, 2020  5 days ago
South Korea is ‘heavily competing’ with Japan to seize the title of the second epicenter for the coronavirus outside China as new cases are again detected in the few hours with another 3 more infected cases confirmed at Daegu, bring the total number of coronavirus infected cases to now 107.   However a breaking report now claims that 2 hospitals could be sites for mass infection...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 20, 2020  5 days ago
Health authorities from South Korea reported on a 1500 hrs  Bangkok time (Thursday, Feb 20) the first death in the country of a person infected with coronavirus and 22 new cases in the last hour bringing the total to 104. Majority of the new cases of confirmed coronavirus infections are in Daegu followed by the  province of  North Gyeongsang and also Seoul. The South Korean...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 20, 2020  5 days ago
In the last 4 hours , 5 more cases of confirmed coronavirus infections was reported in Daegu province of South Korea, bringing  the national toll to 87. However there are hundreds being tested and awaiting results.   The mayor of the South Korean city of Daegu has urged its 2.5 million people on Thursday to refrain from going outside as cases of a new coronavirus spike. Mayor Kwon Youn...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 20, 2020  5 days ago
A Coronavirus App, which will the world’s first in terms of its unique features is being developed by an international team of developers and medical staff lead by a Thai team from Thailand Medical News.   The coronavirus app project is the brainchild of Khun Jakkapong Watcharachaijunta, director of Thailand Medical News.   Khun Jakkapong commented,“ We were working on the ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 20, 2020  5 days ago
New cases of confirmed coronavirus infections are being reported on a daily basis in countries like Japan, South  Korea and Singapore.   South Korea had the biggest increase with reported confirmed coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 51 news cases emerged, bringing its total number of cases to 82.   Of the total new cases, almost half of these new cases was the result of an id...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Feb 20, 2020  5 days ago
China has announced that it has changed its counting method for new confirmed coronavirus cases as it revises its diagnostic criteria which now discards all CT scans as an additional means of verification and reverts back to only traditional nucleic acid tests (NATs) ,this despite the fact that many false negatives were noted by the previous method. Many Chinese doctors were dismayed by the ann...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 19, 2020  6 days ago
The ACC or American College of Cardiology (ACC) has released a clinical bulletin that addresses cardiac implications of the current SARS-Cov-2 epidemic that causes the Covid-19 disease. The clinical provides information on the potential cardiac implications from analog viral respiratory pandemics and offers early clinical guidance given current SAR-Cov-2 uncertainty. Initial reports from China...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 19, 2020  6 days ago
Coronavirus research with respect to understanding the genomic structures of the new SARS-CoV02 coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 disease along genophenotype studies, studies about the properties of the new coronavirus, it cellular path way behavior to even the development of vaccines and potential drugs are currently underway in full steam at the moment with close to more than 376 research stu...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 19, 2020  6 days ago
In a reflection how unethical and profit centered certain American big corporations are, even in times of a global health crisis such as the coronavirus epidemic that has so far killed more than 2009 people and infected 75,200 if not actually more and also how  “filthy’ certain local Thai media corporations are, we are detailing a list of recent events concerning a research piece ...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Feb 19, 2020  6 days ago
While China and even Who leadership lead by Ethiopian national Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus are claiming that coronavirus  epidemic is  peaking in China and also claiming that the number of infected cases are ‘slowing’, a new report which is the 5th in series submitted by Imperial College research team from the MRC (Medical Research Council)  Centre for Global Infectiou...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 18, 2020  7 days ago
Coronavirus Research scientists from the University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center data through analyzing genetic sequences of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 disease have identified potential immunological vulnerabilities that could help in vaccine and drug development, along with  further study of the infectious disease now spreading worldwide.   Most signif...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 18, 2020  7 days ago
State television in China has announced that Dr Liu Zhiming, the director of Wuhan Wuchang Hospital, died at 10.30am (February 18th), due to the new coronavirus.He is  second prominent Chinese doctor to have succumbed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the Covid-19 disease.   Only  yesterday another report was published by the Chinese CDC that refuted the Federal governments clai...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 18, 2020  7 days ago
Healthcare professionals both in India and overseas have criticized the Indian Government for allowing its Ministry of AYUSH, which promotes alternative medicine systems in the country, to release a health advisory on January 29 that advocates the use of homeopathy to ward off infections of the newly circulating SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus which causes the Covid-19 disease. This includes the ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 18, 2020  7 days ago
Media reports are emerging that  Thailand's Public Health Ministry has advised Thais planning trips to Singapore and Japan to postpone their visits, citing the rising number of people infected by the coronavirus in the two countries. It was reported that permanent secretary at the Public Health Ministry in Thailand, Dr Sukhum Kanchanapima said that the coronavirus outbreak in...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Feb 18, 2020  7 days ago
Japan risk having a domestic coronavirus epidemic according to epidemiologists from the UK and US. They are warning that Japanese health authorities need to take more stringent measures as it risk developing a local domestic coronavirus epidemic due to a variety of possible factors and reasons.   In reality Japan has only 66 confirmed coronavirus infections as the remaining 454 cases were f...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 18, 2020  7 days ago
The latest coronavirus research for a treatment protocol was conducted by  state owned company, China National Biotec Group who  recently experimented using blood plasma donated from recovered patients to treat critically sick patients. The donated plasma contained valuable proteins that could help fight off the coronavirus. Plasma infusions are just one of many treatment options experts...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 17, 2020  8 days ago
A coronavirus research team at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' (NIAID's) Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) in Hamilton, Montana, United States has released a latest series of detailed images for the first time from their lab showing the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. This transmission electron microscope image shows  the SARS-CoV2  virus Credit: NIAID-RM...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 17, 2020  8 days ago
Latest Coronavirus research study by genomic researchers from Peking Union Medical College in China has revealed that the genome of new SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 disease has 380 amino acid substitutions when compared to the genome of the original SARS-CoV. (note that the SARS-CoV-2 if the official name of the novel 2019-nCoV virus)   Furthermore it was discovered t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 17, 2020  8 days ago
Thailand Coronavirus infected cases has now reached a total of 35 after Thailand’s health ministry reported one new coronavirus case today, a 60 year-old Chinese woman whose family had already contracted the virus.   Sukhum Kanchanapimai, the health ministry's permanent secretary told a media conference, "This is from an old case of a Chinese family of nine, all of them have ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 17, 2020  8 days ago
The new coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2 which causes the Covid-19 disease made its debut to the world in early December 2019 in Wuhan, China with its origins still remaining a mystery with so many questions as to which animal it jumped from thru a zoonotic transmission.   Certain fake news sites came up with conspiracy theories the virus was man-made but detailed genomic analysis by researche...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 17, 2020  8 days ago
In another blow to China’s PR machine, the newly build 1,600 bed hospital in Wuhan that was named the Thunder God Hospital and was China’s pride to show the world that despite the coronavirus epidemic and the pressure that it was facing, it was resilient and capable of achieving amazing feats, was deemed unusable yesterday when a heavy wind and snow storm hit Wuhan on Sunday. Patient...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 16, 2020  9 days ago
A latest coronavirus research by medical scientists from Nanjing Medical University and Suzhou Hospital lead by Dr Jianqing Wang, Head of the Department of Urology, at Suzhou Hospital say that certain males affected by the SARS-Cov2 coronavirus which causes the Covid-19 disease might likely become infertile even if they recover from the infection.   According to the new researched published...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Feb 16, 2020  9 days ago
China’s health authorities this morning (Sunday,16th February) announced that there were 139 new deaths due to the coronavirus in Hubei within the last 24 hours bringing the total death toll to 1,666. The number of individuals confirmed infected with the coronavirus is 69,061 while there are more than 11,053 patients in severe critical condition. (note that all these figures are as claimed b...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Feb 16, 2020  10 days ago
(PLEASE WATCH VIDEO BELOW OF WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION'S DIRECTOR GENERAL ADDRESSING THE BRIEFING) During the last 6 days, certain country leaders have been downplaying the seriousness of the coronavirus epidemic despite increasing death tolls and infected cases.   When a leading Chinese researcher, Dr  Zeng Qun,who is  the deputy head of the Shanghai Civil Affai...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Feb 15, 2020  10 days ago
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), China is currently running more than 82 clinical trials for treatment of the new coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2) that causes the Covid-19 disease.   Michael Ryan, director of the WHO's Emergencies Programmes spoke during the Munich Security Conference, calling on nations around the world to work with Beijing to fight the coronavirus.   He ...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Feb 15, 2020  10 days ago
French Health Minister Agnes Buzynhas announced this afternoon (Saturday 15th February) that one of the 11 patients that was detected with the coronavirus in France has died.   The patient was described as an elderly Chinese tourist and marks Europe’s first fatality.   Meanwhile cases of coronavirus infections continue to rise among passengers onboard the quarantined cruise ship ...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Feb 15, 2020  10 days ago
Thailand coronavirus situation seemingly is well under control as despite having arrivals of more than 1 million Chinese travellers during the months of December 2019 and January 2020 with a fair proportion of it being from Wuhan city and Hubei city, the total number of detected cases of individuals infected with the new coronavirus has only been 34 to date and also most have already recovered and...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Feb 15, 2020  10 days ago
Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM is now being deployed by China to help fight the coronavirus threat according to a press conference this morning at Hubei organized by China health officials. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)  experts at a hospital in Binzhou, Shandong province, China.Photo credit : REUTERS    It was revealed during the press conference by a top Chinese health...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Feb 15, 2020  10 days ago
World leading epidemiology expert, Harvard University’s Professor Dr Marc Lipsitch and his team had earlier published a study that reported about the possibility of the world’s fourth most populous country, Indonesia having missed cases of coronavirus infected individuals. The report was meant to create awareness of the possibility of not detecting certain types of coronavirus spread t...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Feb 15, 2020  10 days ago
China’s State Councillor Wang Yi, who also serves as China’s foreign minister, said China has taken the most rigorous and decisive measures to fight the coronavirus epidemic, with many efforts going beyond international health regulations and World Health Organisation (WHO)recommendations. “Through our efforts the epidemic is overall under control,” he said.   H...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Feb 15, 2020  10 days ago
Virology experts are warning that certain Western countries that are assuming  the Covid-19 coronavirus will not be able to withstand warmer weathers as seasons change are bracing themselves for complacency that can have disastrous results.   Furthermore, there are no scientific studies or backing so far that the new coronavirus is affected by higher weather temperatures.   Singap...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Feb 14, 2020  11 days ago
According to a new research lead by Swedish researchers from the Umeå University in Sweden along with collaboration with researchers from Heidelberg in Germany and Zhangzhou in China, the coronavirus probably has a stronger ability to spread than the World Health Organization has estimated so far.   The researchers conducted a detailed analysis and review of previous studies of the co...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Feb 14, 2020  11 days ago
Singapore health authorities reported nine more cases of confirmed coronavirus infections, bringing the total to 67, the second highest out of China, besides Japan. But what is of concern it that there seems to be new cases each day and most are via  human and human transmissions involving people who have never been to China the last three months, and also individuals who were never in contac...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 14, 2020  11 days ago
China announced publicly that more than 1,700 medical workers on the frontlines of China’s battle against Covid-19 coronavirus have fallen ill from the disease, with almost 90% of those in the epicenter of Hubei.   Of these, six have died including 4 doctors and 2 nurses. In addition, 582 of these medical workers who are infected are currently in critical condition battling for t...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Feb 14, 2020  11 days ago
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has publicly announced that the deadly outbreak of coronavirus could continue into next year. Captain Jennifer McQuiston of the CDC a media briefing. "There may be additional massive cases that we identify. I do want to prepare you for that," Captain McQuiston is overseeing the quarantine at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas ...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Feb 14, 2020  11 days ago
I have to admit that there is so much garbage spewing online about the coronavirus, from so call non-qualified, non-medical rumour mongers ranging from conspiracy theories, releasing non-scientific information about the virus to flogging ‘snake-oil’ therapies and meds that can claim to be able treat and prevent the coronavirus. Some even just to cause panic or to increase their viewers...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Feb 14, 2020  11 days ago
Many healthcare professionals are pinning their hopes on Gilead’s antiviral drug, Remdesivir in the battle against the deadly Covid-19 coronavirus which is fast spreading globally and already doing extensive damage in China.   While a few clinical studies are underway in China, the results from another new study has shown that it is also effective against the MERS coronavirus, sparkin...
Source ; Thailand Medical News  Feb 14, 2020  11 days ago
China Health authorities this morning reported the death toll from the coronavirus as being at 1,487, confirmed infected cases at 65,487 and those in severe  critical condition at 10,620.   Chinese doctors are saying that the numbers of patients progressing into severe critical stages is fast accelerating and also causing a big stress on the medical infrastructure with shortages of med...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 13, 2020  12 days ago
Japanese health authorities announced on Thursday the first death in the country from the new coronavirus.   Katsunobu Kato, Health Minister  said at a media conference that a woman in her 80s who lived in Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, had died that day. She was not one of the passengers from the cruise ship that is currently docked at Yokohama.   She is the third person to...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 13, 2020  12 days ago
The covid-19 coronavirus outbreak has shown that viruses are a constant threat to humanity. We have been through Ebola, Zika, SARS and MERS episodes but have yet to build up an arsenal of drugs and vaccines that can have a broad-spectrum effect on viruses from specific classes or families. Though vaccines are regularly developed and deployed against specific viruses, the process takes a lot of ...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Feb 13, 2020  12 days ago
Vietnam Government and health authorities have place under lockdown a farming region that comprised numerous villages with a population of more than 12,000 people as a result of a six cases of the deadly coronavirus emerging there. All six tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus and it is suspected that hundreds could have already been infected. The authorities locking down efforts of the ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 13, 2020  12 days ago
Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases and who is also a senior official disclosed that said a huge  number of coronavirus test kits sent out by US health authorities to labs across the country to diagnose the deadly Covid-19 coronavirus are faulty.   Accordingly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began shippin...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 13, 2020  12 days ago
The WHO’s delegation team that has been in Beijing since Sunday has yet to make any comments or reports about conditions with regards to the coronavirus epidemic in China despite being there for a few days now.   They are still in Beijing and it is doubted if they would even get access to ground zero at Wuhan observe firsthand the disastrous effects of the coronavirus there.   To...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 13, 2020  12 days ago
WHO and CDC Officials are warning countries not be complacent by China’s statements about the Covid-19 coronavirus epidemic peaking as countries elsewhere could see massive epidemic outbreaks in their own countries. Overcrowded Hospital In Zhejiang Province   China reported almost 15,000 new coronavirus infected cases in a single day, claiming  that they have adjusted their scree...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 13, 2020  12 days ago
The situation contrary to Chinese government and media saying that it the coronavirus epidemic peaking is far from over. In fact it is just starting as studies are emerging that the Covid-19 coronavirus is mutating and becoming more virulent coupled with the fact that it is spreading undetectably as a far rapid rate.   China itself witnessed a massive jump in the last 24 hours, with thousan...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 13, 2020  12 days ago
Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, have discovered via a new research as to why viruses that originate from bats such as the SARS, MERS and now Covid-19 coronaviruses, are all often deadly in humans. The study reveals that due to the bats' extremely strong immune response to viruses, it  drives viruses to replicate faster, and when these viruses jump to mammals with ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 12, 2020  13 days ago
Though the number of confirmed cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus have continued to surge inside China, sickening tens of thousands, with a death toll of more than 1,120, China realizing the economic fallout from the coronavirus, started an intense PR campaign to show that the disease is peaking and that infections rates are going down. It started with a media event, getting a 83 year old...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 12, 2020  13 days ago
In the midst of the Covid-19 coronavirus epidemic a couple of innovative bio engineers and medical doctors from the University of Cincinnati have created a tiny portable lab that plugs into any smartphone, connecting it automatically to a doctor’s office through a custom app they developed. University of Cincinnati engineering professor Chong Ahn, left, and graduate student Sthitodhi Ghosh...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 12, 2020  13 days ago
News has emerged that WHO’s team of medical experts that were sent on a mission to China since the 10th of February are holed up in Beijing at Health Authorities Offices and are merely given coordinated briefings and presentations but have not been allowed to the street levels or have yet to granted permission to travel to ground zero at Wuhan. As of this time, it is not even known if such a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 12, 2020  13 days ago
In the initial stages of the coronavirus outbreak, (peruse press coverages and media statements issued in the period  8th of January to 19th January 2020) numerous health officials and government authorities in an attempt to downplay the situation and panic said that human-to human transmissions were not possible. (they said that it was only via animal to human transmission)  By the late...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 12, 2020  13 days ago
The Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak in China continues to ravage the country and is spreading globally. To date 1115 people have died and almost 45,000 infected with more than 7740 in a severe critical condition. As these figures are expected to rise drastically, medical researchers around the world are racing to find a treatment. Most of the individuals infected with the new coronavirus have not re...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 11, 2020  14 days ago
A new medical and clinical study on the coronavirus based on data gathered from more than 1,000 coronavirus patients in Wuhan, China revealed that the incubation period for the coronavirus was as long as 24 days rather than the previously believed 14 days, and also significantly, fewer than half of the patients showed fever symptoms when they first saw doctors.   The new research study prod...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Feb 10, 2020  15 days ago
The last 4 weeks has been a stressful and scary time for many with news about the coronavirus outbreak and daily death tolls and also numbers infected that rising day by day.   The online and print publications has been full of misinformation  and fake news even from so called Health organizations that have enrolled the help of social media platforms to only promote their own agenda. &...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 10, 2020  15 days ago
The following article was based on observations by Chinese doctors and researchers at ground level in China coupled with data available from published research studies about the coronavirus. It is subject to contention and also changes as many variables about the new coronavirus is still unknown and gradually coming to light.   According to Chinese doctors in Wuhan, a person can initially c...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 09, 2020  16 days ago
The only optimism so far with regards to the coronavirus situation is coming from WHO officials and that too has been based on data supplied to them from China health officials.   Many medical researchers in Europe and US along with Chinese researchers on the ground and new data supplied by Tech Giant Baidu tells a different story that correlates with everything that is actually happening a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 09, 2020  16 days ago
New research is emerging that the new coronavirus, 2019-nCov is also able to be transmitted through the eyes.   The repost published in the Lancet, a prestigious and per-reviewed medical journal, warned that there is also ample evidence to prove that the coronavirus is able to spread through the eyes and that it was also a route that caused many new infections.   The report cited as an...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 08, 2020  17 days ago
While many medical experts are denying that the new 2019n-CoV coronavirus has mutated or can mutate, a new meta-analysis based on a detailed study of all known genomes sequenced from samples collated from all infected patients from around the world have revealed a disturbing fact that many medical experts and health organizations are refusing to make known to the public, the coronavirus has a new ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 08, 2020  17 days ago
For the last few weeks many queries were flooding so called ‘health and medical experts’ with regards to how long can the coronavirus survive on surfaces outside of a human host? Other questions included : Do they persist on surfaces such as door handles or hospital bedside tables or in lifts or toilets and if so for how long? Also many asked what methods can be used to kill them effec...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 07, 2020  18 days ago
The sudden emergence of the respiratory coronavirus in China has once again got global biotech and medical researchers rushing to develop a vaccine against the fast spreading and deadly disease. However no one can predict when it would materialize as there are so many factors affecting its development.   Immediately after researchers and health officials from China disseminated the genetic ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 07, 2020  18 days ago
Thailand Medical News is appealing to WHO, Government and Health Official Worldwide and doctors have to take note of a trend occurring in the last few weeks that have numerous ramifications.   As a result of easy access to medical information online (we at Thailand Medical News are to be blamed too), numerous Chinese citizens who are unable to gain access to hospitals or get immediate medic...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 06, 2020  19 days ago
Researchers from the Institut Pasteur in France had been very well prepared when news first emerged about the breakout of the new coronavirus in China as they had been instrumental in many discoveries and protocols during the SARS and MERS outbreaks.   On Friday, January 24, 2020, the very day that the first cases were confirmed, the virology researchers began the process of culturing the s...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 05, 2020  20 days ago
Chinese doctors and researchers from Wuhan General Hospital, The Pasteur Institute at Shanghai and Institute of Virology At Hubei are all concerned that the coronavirus seems to be evolving and becoming virulent and stronger. Some of the observations by doctors from Wuhan General Hospital was that in the initial patients, once the symptoms manifested, it took some time before the disease progre...
Source : Thailand Medical news  Feb 05, 2020  20 days ago
As the coronavirus continues to evolve and become more virulent, there are many unanswered questions as there has been no proper clinical or scientific studies that have been conducted on it yet with regards to its properties etc as the 2019-nCoV coronavirus only made its maiden debut in December 2019. Ozone Gas   There are questions about how long a virus such as the coronavirus, can survi...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Feb 05, 2020  20 days ago
Initial comments by many so called experts including some from WHO and The US CDC saying that the coronavirus is not mutating has now been gradually proved to be wrong.   On the 27th Of January, Dr Nancy Messonnier, head of respiratory diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) commented that coronavirus was not mutating. (Source: Medical Express)   Dr Kristian An...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 04, 2020  21 days ago
Photo therapy or light therapy, consisting of daily exposure to bright, artificial light, is already a recognized line of treatment for people affected by seasonal and nonseasonal depressive disorder.(also known as seasonal affective disorder or SAD)   However till now, not much was known about the potential benefits of light therapy for people with bipolar disorder, one of the le...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 04, 2020  21 days ago
The WHO (World Health Organization) announced on Tuesday that the outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV which has spread from China to more than two dozen countries, does not yet constitute a "pandemic" just yet.   Dr Sylvie Briand, head of WHO's Global Infectious Hazard Preparedness division, told reporters in Geneva, "Currently we are not in a pandemic,&qu...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 04, 2020  21 days ago
Thai health authorities announced on Tuesday afternoon during a media conference that 6 more individuals in Thailand were infected with the coronavirus. This bring the total to 25, which many epidemiology experts consider to be very low since the numbers of Chinese nationals that had travelled to Thailand between December 2019 to January 2020 were phenomenal, including the numbers from Wuhan. &n...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 04, 2020  21 days ago
Singapore has reported 6 new cases bringing the total infected in the country with the coronavirus to 24. Of the 6 new cases, 4 were local transmissions as these individuals had never travelled to China in the last 6 months.   The new cases constitute "limited local transmission", the Singapore Health Ministry said on Tuesday.   "There is however no widespread evidence o...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 04, 2020  21 days ago
A recent research study indicates that having general anesthesia in a cesarean delivery is linked with significantly increased odds of severe postpartum depression requiring hospitalization, thoughts of suicide or self-inflicted injury. The findings from research conducted at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University Irving Medical Center are published online in&n...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 04, 2020  21 days ago
South Korean authorities have confirmed that a female South Korean tourist who had visited Thailand had contracted the coronavirus. She had never visited China prior to this nor was she in contact with any Chinese nationals. She becomes South Korea's 16th case of those infected with the coronavirus.   Many are however doubting the credibility of this report as Thailand has taken extreme...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 04, 2020  21 days ago
It is extremely irresponsible for any educated medical or healthcare professional or so called expert to publicly make comparisons between the 2019-nCoV coronavirus and the human influenza virus.  Its one thing for politicians and government officials along with ignorant journalist to do so but not from those trained in science.   Of late many “experts’ are saying that the ...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Feb 04, 2020  21 days ago
According to a new study by a University of Alberta researchers, pregnant women diagnosed with diabetes who have elevated fasting (pre-meal) blood sugar levels are more likely to face complications than those who have only elevated post-meal glucose levels.   Cardiology Professor Dr Padma Kaul, who is also an adjunct professor in the School of Public Health told Thailand Medical News, "...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 04, 2020  21 days ago
Individuals with chronic kidney disease have a higher risk for heart disease and heart-disease death. Now, for the first time in humans, research led by Dr Navkaranbir Bajaj, M.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has identified a pathological change that appears to link kidney disease to progressive heart disease. The new discovery offers a potential treatment target, which could ha...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 04, 2020  21 days ago
Hong Kong reported its first death from the coronavirus this morning. The dead patient was identified as a 39 year old male from China who had lived prior to hospitalization at Whampoa Gardens in Hong Kong.   He was the 13th confirmed case of the virus in Hong Kong out of the 15 cases there.   His death marks the second death out of China, with the other reported in Philippines a day ago...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 04, 2020  21 days ago
UPDATES: As Of 15 minutes ago, 9.25 Bangkok Time, Chinese Health Officals In Beijung contacted us to say the the figures told to us in the morning were wrong as their staff had apparently got figures mixed up! The official death toll remains at 426, but the numbers infected should be only 20,442 according to them , 23,214 are the numbers of suspected infected cases and that there are another 221,0...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 04, 2020  22 days ago
Thailand Coronavirus news team from Medical Spheres was interested to know and dispel any fake news about the possibility of the coronavirus mutating and claims that it only affects the elderly, hence they explored the topic with various experts in the field and got a variety of conflicting answers.   The CDC, WHO and numerous other health experts and officials are stating that the virus on...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 03, 2020  22 days ago
Researchers from Pennsylvania State University have concluded that a plant-based diet may be key to lowering risk for heart disease. The researchers determined that diets with reduced sulfur amino acids which occur in protein-rich foods, such as meats, dairy, nuts and soy, were associated with a decreased risk for cardiovascular disease. The team also found that the average American consumes almos...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 03, 2020  22 days ago
WHO or the World Health Organization is working with Google to ensure that people get facts from WHO first when they search for information about the new coronavirus that recently emerged in China. WHO’s Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told the opening of WHO's executive board meeting on Monday that social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Tencent and TikT...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 03, 2020  22 days ago
Chinese virology researchers have discovered that genetic material of the new coronavirus strain, 2019-nCoV was discovered in the stools and rectal swabs of patients confirming that the virus also can be transmitted through the digestive tract.   The new finding was made by scientists from the Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University and the Wuhan Institute of Virology of the Chinese Academy of ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 03, 2020  22 days ago
Scientifically, it is now confirmed that the new coronavirus can spread person to person, even if someone is showing no symptoms. The next in line can continue to pass it on. The incubation period is so long that people may not know where or when they picked it up. Dr. Anthony Fauci, US National Institutes of Health's Infectious Disease Chief   New details that emerged last week about t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 03, 2020  22 days ago
Contrary to all the rumors, allegations and fake news circulation in the social media, Thailand’s preparedness for any possible local coronavirus outbreaks has been to date topnotch, due to concerted efforts by the government and also the private sector.   It must be noted that Thailand has numerous JCI accredited hospitals all over the country and has among the best medical intuition...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 03, 2020  22 days ago
Medical researchers from the University of Birmingham and Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research have discovered that  giving progesterone to women with early pregnancy bleeding and a history of miscarriage could lead to prevention of more than half a million global miscarriages a year.   The research team has published two new studies evidencing both the scie...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 03, 2020  22 days ago
Over the weekend, many countries had reported new cases of confirmed 2019-nCoV coronavirus infections with thousands more of suspected cases merging all over the world.   As of Monday morning, the number of countries that have confirmed infected cases stands at 31 with a total of 185 infected individuals.   The US, Germany South Korea,Hong Kong, India and UAE all reported new cases ove...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 03, 2020  22 days ago
UDATE: At  9.00 am Beijing Time, China Health Authrorities revised the figues from those released an hour earlier. The death toll is 362, Infected are 17,250 and Critcal 2,128) Despite assurances by the Chinese Government and WHO that they have things under control, there seems to be no respite from the deadly coronavirus that is on a “rampage’ in China. Current death tolls are n...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 02, 2020  23 days ago
In the last three weeks, most media have been abuzz with stories about the coronavirus and so much paranoia has arisen has a result. The truth of the matter is that the mortality rate of the coronavirus for now is only about 2%, unless it mutates. The SARS virus has a mortality rate of 8% while influenza or flu has a mortality rate of between 11 to 17%! Its easy to see that a lot of fuss is going ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 02, 2020  23 days ago
Already at the start of the coronavirus outbreak in late December 2019, Chinese medical researchers and doctors were already treating coronavirus infected patients with a HIV antiviral called Aluvia, also known as Kaletra, which is is a combination of lopinavir and ritonavir and is produced by pharmaceutical company AbbVie. (simply goggle online and you can see that many medical sites were already...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 02, 2020  23 days ago
In the last few weeks as a result of the coronavirus outbreak in China that is fast spreading worldwide, many individuals have been in a panic state but fail to realize that in actual reality, the coronavirus is even milder than the common influenza that affects millions each year and also kills far more people. The coronavirus only has a 2 percent mortality rate so far, whereas the mortality rate...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 02, 2020  23 days ago
The newly emergence of the Wuhan coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has put the world on high alert for transcontinental transmission, reminiscent of the outbreak of SARS, also a coronavirus in 2002-2003. Decade-long structural studies by Dr Fang Li of the University of Minnesota, et al. have shown how the SARS virus  (SARS-CoV) interacts with animal and human hosts in order to infect them. The me...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 02, 2020  23 days ago
It could not get worst for China, Bird Flu has struck the Hunan province that neighbors the province of Hubei, the epicenter for the 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak.   The outbreak was reported by Chinese officials in the city of Shaoyang in Hunan province on Saturday evenning. Initially about 4,500 chickens died from the H5N1 infection on Saturday while local authorities decided to cull anoth...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 02, 2020  23 days ago
As of Sunday morning, the number of countries that now have confirmed coronavirus infection cases besides China stands at 32, with the total number of infected cases outside of China hovering at 178 confirmed cases. There are more than 20,000 suspected cases stretching across 92 countries with about 1, 620 that have taken a diagnostic test and are awaiting results.   Certain countries still...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 01, 2020  24 days ago
A novel modeling research, published in The Lancet, estimates that up to 75,800 individuals in the Chinese city of Wuhan may have been infected with 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) as of January 25, 2020. The findings of the study could infer many implications as to the actual dire situation the world is in right down along with what possible future scenarios could be. Major routes of ou...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 01, 2020  24 days ago
Swiss researchers from University Of Geneva (UNIGE) have discovered a new gene that causes blindness and cardiomyopathy. They have also managed to halt the progression of eye disease and treat cardiac disease by administering a food supplement called taurine.   The human genome consists of 20,000 genes, all of which may be capable of triggering disease. It is estimated that there are 7...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 01, 2020  24 days ago
Government officials, politicians and organizations worldwide especially in Europe, US, Australia and Asia are now calling for the Chinese Government and also the WHO (World Health Organization) to be held accountable for allowing the Coronavirus Epidemic to escalate and spread worldwide while announcing publicly that they had things under control.   The coronavirus epidemic as of Saturday mo...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 01, 2020  24 days ago
A new year-by-year age meta-analysis of colorectal cancer rates among U.S. adults and also adults globally finds a 46% increase in new diagnoses from ages 49 to 50, indicating that many latent cases of the disease are likely going undiagnosed until routine screenings begin at 50, according to a new study in JAMA Network Open. Lead study author Dr. Jordan Karlitz, associate clinical professo...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 01, 2020  24 days ago
Thailand’s medical tourism industry is taking a massive blow as a result of the coronavirus epidemic and also due to its air pollution problems.  Record numbers of prospective patients that are using online medical travel agencies or brokers are either cancelling their previous bookings and plans or are asking for alternative destinations. A promotional poster that might no longer wor...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 01, 2020  24 days ago
Typically antiretroviral drugs are the gold standard for the treatment of HIV infection. They are highly effective in suppressing replication of the virus but require lifelong daily application and can be associated with side effects. Due to the high mutability of HIV and its capacity for rapid adaptation, combinations of antiretroviral agents are required to prevent the development of drug resist...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 01, 2020  24 days ago
No government or manufacturer will have a coronavirus vaccine ready for use before the middle of 2020, despite an intensive global effort, a senior biotech executive told Thailand Medical News. Dr Stephane Bancel is chief executive of Moderna Therapeutics, one of several entities involved in an all-out international effort to create a vaccine as soon as possible for the deadly SARS-li...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 01, 2020  24 days ago
(UPDATE: As of Saturday late morning , Mr. Somkuan Khanngern, Deputy Director of Krabi And Dr. Suphot Phu Kao-Luan, Director of Krabi Hospital, held another press conference at Krabi to announce that the earlier press conference on Friday by the Provincial health authorities were not true and that there are only five Chinese tourists in Krabi under observations and those too most probably had only...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 31, 2020  25 days ago
A new research study by oncology researchers at the University Of California Los Angeles Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center suggests that using an immunotherapy drug called NKTR-214, also known as bempegaldesleukin, in combination with an infusion of anti-tumor immune cells, or T cells, may produce a stronger immune response that could help fight advanced melanoma.   The researchers told T...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 31, 2020  25 days ago
On Friday evening, Thailand public health officials announced 5 more new cases of individuals affected with the coronavirus, bringing total  number infected to 19 and effectively retaining Thailand status as the second country out of China with the most number infected cases.   Significantly, Thailand health officials said that one case was the first human-to-human transmission in the ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 31, 2020  25 days ago
The deadly 2019-nCoV coronavirus in China has many reaching for face masks across the world. But while mandatory in Wuhan, China, where the virus originated, a face mask is of little use, practically speaking, some medical experts say.   Furthermore, most mask are not protective against viruses unless they have the N95 certifications. Many cloth mask are hopeless against viruses a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 31, 2020  25 days ago
First American domestic transmission of the new coronavirus from China via a person to person incident has occurred according health officials. The new case, the sixth in the country, is the husband of a Chicago woman who got sick from the virus after she returned from the epicenter of an outbreak in China. There have been previous cases in China and elsewhere of the coranavirus spreading betwee...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 31, 2020  25 days ago
While day to day, the media and public focus with regards to the China coronavirus epidemic has been on the death tolls and infected cases emerging in various countries, what most media and individuals are failing to realize is that most of these figures are not accurate. Thermocyclers From Thermo Fisher   These days as a matter of national security and also for political and economy reason...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 31, 2020  25 days ago
Swiss Researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) in collaboration with British researchers have modified sugar molecules so that they are capable, by simple contact, of destroying viruses, without toxicity to humans. This new broad-spectrum antiviral could apply, for example, to the new 2019-nCoV coronavirus in China.   Typically, so-called "virucidal" substances, such...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 31, 2020  25 days ago
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a Global Health Emergency status with regards to the China coronavirus epidemic, with implications very shortly that massive restrictions concerning air travel and public travel worldwide will be put into place along with numerous border closings. Airlines, hotels and other aspects of the tourism industry along with the event and seminar industries ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 30, 2020  26 days ago
India and Philippines both reported their first case of individuals with confirmed infection of the 2019nCoV coronavirus.   The first case of coronavirus in India was of an Indian student studying at Wuhan University who had returned to India to the state of Kerala. The Indian health ministry said that the patient, who is in isolation at the hospital, is stable and is being closely monitore...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 30, 2020  26 days ago
Currently, stroke is the third leading cause of death and disability globally. More than 87 percent are ischemic strokes, caused by obstruction of one or more cerebral arteries. With limited progress in developing treatments, there is a critical need for neuroprotective agents to effectively treat stroke. A bottle containing granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (GCSF), currently used to treat n...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 30, 2020  26 days ago
Individuals who eat or drink more foods with the antioxidant flavonol, which is found in nearly all fruits and vegetables as well as tea, may be less likely to develop Alzheimer's dementia years later, according to a study published in the January 29, 2020, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.   Study author Dr Thomas M. Holland, MD, ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 30, 2020  26 days ago
Khaosod , Thairath and other Thai media are reporting  that Thailand’s Prime Minister HE General Prayut Chan O Cha had developed fever after visiting the Suvarnbhumi Airport yesterday and that he has been advised by doctors to rest and take off from official duties while he recuperates. the media said that officials downplayed the situation and and also confirmed that the prime min...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 30, 2020  26 days ago
While the world is focused on the China Coronavirus, another viral infection epidemic that started in January is gaining traction in Africa and is fast spreading as well. Lassa fever, also known as Lassa hemorrhagic fever (LHF), is a type of viral hemorrhagic fever caused by the Lassa virus. Many of those infected by the virus do not develop symptoms. ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 30, 2020  26 days ago
Following an evidence review led by University of Birmingham researchers, it is now advocated that radioactive iodine be recommended as the frontline treatment for patients with thyroid gland overactivity caused by conditions such as Graves’ disease.   Typically, hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland produces excess amounts of thyroid hormones. Affecting ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 30, 2020  26 days ago
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is likely to declare a State Of Global Health Emergency before next week, once all evacuations of foreign citizens are out from Wuhan and governments worldwide make necessary preparations as the Global Health Emergency status would have dire consequences on global travel and traffic as many border closures will be enforced along with local stringent measures in ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 29, 2020  27 days ago
Thailand Cannabis News Medical Researchers from King's College London have shown that cannabidiol (CBD) from cannabis alters the brain activity in people with psychosis during memory tasks, making it more similar to the activation seen in people without psychosis during the same tasks.   The new research on medical cannabis was published in Psychological Medicine, the research use...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 29, 2020  27 days ago
Singapore has announced three more cases with the 2019-nCoV coronavirus bringing the total to 10 while there are more than 70 suspected cases that are awaiting test results. Close to two hundred people are under quarantine for having being in contact with the infected and suspected cases.   Australia also has new cases bring the total to 7.   Canada now has two more confirmed cases besid...
Source  Jan 29, 2020  27 days ago
China Health Authorities announced this evening that the number of individuals that are in a severe critical condition as a result of the coronavirus have now rapidly increased in the last 24 hours. The current number of such patients stands as 1,252 patients as of 1700 hours (Beijing time)   Interesting Data About Chinese Travellers Who Went Overseas From December 2019 till January 23rd 2020...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 29, 2020  27 days ago
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, has announced the first case of the new coronavirus in the UAE in members of a family arriving from the Chinese city of Wuhan.   In a press statement issued on Wednesday, the ministry added that "the health condition of those infected are stable and they are currently under medical observation."   The Health authorities refuse...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 29, 2020  27 days ago
A novel protocol that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze retinal images could one day help doctors select the best treatment for patients with vision loss from diabetic macular edema. This diabetes complication is a major cause of vision loss among working-age adults.   Typically, anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) agents are widely used as the first line of therapy...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 29, 2020  27 days ago
Individuals who develop Parkinson’s disease before age 50 may have been born with disordered brain cells that went undetected for decades, according to new Cedars-Sinai research. The new research points to a drug that potentially might help correct these disease processes.   Typically, Parkinson’s occurs when brain neurons that make dopamine, a substance that helps coordinate musc...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 29, 2020  27 days ago
Medical and oncology researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in Baltimore, working with colleagues in the Netherlands, have developed a new ultrasensitive blood test that can predict recurrence of gastric cancer in patients after surgery. A description of their test, which is still experimental, was published online in the journal Nature Communications.   The medical inve...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 29, 2020  27 days ago
The death from the 2019-nCoV virus epidemic in China has now risen to 132 with more confirmed infected cases materializing (confirm infected means those that have had the test to confirm that they are carrying the coronavirus while more than 147,420 patients are displaying symptoms all over China but have yet to have the test done as test kits are currently in scarcity. All new deaths originated f...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 28, 2020  28 days ago
From filler, facelifts  to facials, there's no shortage of ways to reduce the inevitable signs of aging. But there's one aesthetic surgical procedure that most people don't think about as a tool that can make women and even men look years younger. Rhinoplasty, or cosmetic nose surgery, may make a woman or man look up to three years younger, according to a new study led b...
Source: Thailand Medical news  Jan 28, 2020  28 days ago
Researchers from New York University Grossman School of Medicine, following up on their landmark 2016 study, found that a one-time, single-dose treatment of psilocybin, a compound found in psychedelic mushrooms, combined with psychotherapy appears to be associated with significant improvements in emotional and existential distress in cancer patients. These effects persisted nearly five years after...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 28, 2020  28 days ago
In less than a mere 8 hours since morning, the China coronavirus epidemic seems to be escalating at an even faster rate, current death toll in China now stands at 121 (all new deaths were in Hubei), number infected have risen to 5017, those in critical condition  672 and more than 172,670 patients are  under observation all over China for being suspected of having the virus but pending t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 28, 2020  28 days ago
AI or artificial intelligence can help cancer patients start their radiation therapy sooner and thereby decrease the odds of the cancer spreading or metastasizing by instantly translating complex clinical data into an optimal plan of attack.   Typically cancer patients must wait several days to a week to begin radiation therapy while doctors manually develop treatment plans. But new research ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 28, 2020  28 days ago
The Permanent Secretary From The Ministry Of Public Health, Thailand, Dr. Sukhum Kanchanapimai has just announced that 6 more cases of individuals have been confirmed to be infected with the new 2019-nCov virus from China. Of the six, 5 were a family from Hebei that came to Thailand for a more than a week now and initially never had any symptoms when they entered Thailand. Another also a Chinese n...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 28, 2020  28 days ago
For many years, a widespread, fast-growing algae plant called Chlamydomonas reinhardtii  the green, single-celled organism, which primarily grows in wet soil, has served as a model species for research topics spanning from algae-based biofuels to plant evolution. While other species of algae have been used as dietary nutraceuticals that provide beneficial oils, vitamins, proteins, c...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 28, 2020  28 days ago
Typically affecting more than 7 million adults in the United States, and about 52 million people wordwide, gout is characterized by a sudden onset of pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints and caused by the formation of urate crystal in small spaces between joints that builds up when high amounts of uric acid circulate in the blood. While gout is linked to consuming some foods, including red m...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 28, 2020  28 days ago
Sri Lanka and Germany has officially announced that both countries now have one case each of individuals infected with the new 2019-nCoV virus while Sri Lanka has another 17 individuals under observation while Germany has about 6 more under observation.   The  number of coronavirus infected cases internationally stands as :Thailand (8 cases), Hong Kong (8 cases), United States (5 ca...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 27, 2020  29 days ago
Officials  from Wuhan Municipal Health Commission has finally revealed that the reason for the sometimes  ‘ambiguous’ and also unreliable data was due to the fact that all the hospitals in the area and also elsewhere in Hubei and all over China does not have enough test kits for the 2019-nCoV virus. Initially there were only two companies  in China that  were licens...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 27, 2020  29 days ago
Individuals with blood types A and B may have higher risks for developing dangerous blood clots compared to people who have type O blood. That's according to new research that also showed a slightly higher risk for certain types of heart disease among the A and B groups. Previous research has shown a likely link between heart disease and the ABO gene that exists in people with A, ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 27, 2020  29 days ago
China health authorities in Wuhan as of 4.30pm, Bangkok time released figures showing the death toll is now 91, with one new death in the province of Hainan (an 80 year old woman) and the rest in Hubei. The number of infected has risen to 2874 with many new cases emerging in Beijing, Shanghai and Chongqing. The authorities said that 426 individuals were in critical condition while more than 32,175...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 27, 2020  29 days ago
Have you ever eaten something, gotten sick and then didn’t want to eat that food again because of how it made you feel? That’s because a signal from the gut to the brain produced that sickness, creating a taste aversion.   Typically, conventional wisdom renders there’s one circuit in the brain that suppresses eating and it comes from the stomach and makes you feel sick if yo...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 27, 2020  29 days ago
Biomedical researchers at Tohoku University in Japan have developed a new type of smart contact lenses that can prevent dry eyes. The self-moisturizing system, which is described in the journal Advanced Materials Technologies, maintains a layer of fluid between the contact lens and the eye using a novel mechanism.   Typically, smart contact lenses are wearable devices that could accele...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 27, 2020  29 days ago
A common prescription drug for oedema (the build-up of fluid in the body) called Bumetanide has shown to improve some of the symptoms in young children with autism spectrum disorders and has no significant side effects, according to a new study from researchers in China and the UK.   The study demonstrates for the first time that the drug improves the symptoms by decreasing the ratio of the...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 27, 2020  29 days ago
According to a new study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, exposure to diesel exhaust particles (DEPs) can increase an individual's susceptibility to pneumococcal disease. Typically, the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae is the most common cause of pneumonia and meningitis and the leading cause of infectious disease deaths in under-5s an...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 27, 2020  29 days ago
China Health authorities initially said in a Monday morning statement that the death toll from the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has risen to 80 but at 7.45am (Bangkok time), Wuhan City officials revised the figure to 83. All new deaths were only from the Hubei province and affected cities there and that apparently there were no new deaths reported in other provinces in China. The number infected ha...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 27, 2020  30 days ago
Individuals with osteoarthritis, or “wear and tear” arthritis, have limited treatment options: pain relievers or joint replacement surgery. Now, Salk researchers have discovered that a powerful combination of two experimental drugs reverses the cellular and molecular signs of osteoarthritis in rats as well as in isolated human cartilage cells. Their results were published in the journa...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 26, 2020  30 days ago
The China health authorities as of 9pm Bangkok time announced that the total death toll is only 58 while the numbers infected is a mere 2147. (the figures released by the health authorities do no tally with actual happening in hospitals all over the affected cities!) Bodies piling up at a hospital in Wuhan A Chinese doctor at Wuhan General Hospital speaking on conditions of anonymity told Thail...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 26, 2020  30 days ago
Since the outbreak of SARS in 2002, there was initially numerous studies and research done to find a cure for the SARS Coronavirus.  Most of the research at that time was initiated by researchers from China and also Hong Kong and subsequently as a result of certain breakthroughs; additional research was carried out in countries in Europe and the US. Unfortunately, the enthusiasm for most of ...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Jan 26, 2020  1 month ago
For more than two centuries, 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (37 C) was said to be the average, normal human body temperature. However new research is claiming it is not.   Researchers recently have known that normal body temperature is actually lower than 98.6 and can vary by gender, size, age, time of day and other factors. But now there's also new evidence that shows we've been...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 26, 2020  1 month ago
Over 1.3 million cases of gastric cancer are diagnosed each year around the world. Stomach or gastric cancer is the 5th most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world, and the 7th most prevalent. If healthcare providers detect the stomach cancer in early stages when the cancer is still only in the stomach, the five-year&n...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 26, 2020  1 month ago
The protocol of using of lithium therapy in treating Alzheimer’s disease is a  widely controversial topic in medical circles for a long time.  Much of this stems from the fact that because the information gathered to date has been obtained using a multitude of differential approaches, conditions, formulations, timing and dosages of treatment, results are difficult to comp...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 26, 2020  1 month ago
As of Sunday, 8am Bangkok time, Chinese health officials released information saying that the death toll as a result of the 2019-nCoV virus (or Wuhan Virus) is now 56 while the number infected is 1975, of which 324 individuals are in severe critical condition. However, based on observations by two of Thailand Medical News ground staff in Wuhan and Beijing, the figures do not make any sense. Yest...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 25, 2020  1 month ago
According to a new research by medical professionals from the Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, teenagers with obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have more “unhealthy or bad ” gut bacteria, suggesting the microbiome may play a role in the disorder. The research findings was published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 25, 2020  1 month ago
18 cities In China now In lockdown affecting 56 million people, death toll now 45 and numbers infected have risen to almost 1,500. A ghastly scene form the 1918 Flu Pandemic   China has now expanded the lockdown to cover a total of 18 cities affecting 57 million people with more cities coming under lockdown the next few days. It has also declared that the country is in a state of emergency ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 25, 2020  1 month ago
A recently developed technique could dramatically reduce the number of colorectal cancer patients who unnecessarily undergo major surgery to remove tumors, instead of a minimally invasive procedure.   Leading biomedical scientist Dr Xin Wang of City University of Hong Kong and colleagues have used AI (artificial intelligence)  and machine learning to identify a gene expression pat...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 25, 2020  1 month ago
Medical researchers are saying that one of the causes of breast cancer may be inflammation triggered by harmful bacteria. The scientists say their idea, as yet unproven  is supported by the available evidence, which is that bacterial-induced inflammation is linked to cancer.   The new research published in the journal Medical Hypotheses is by Lancaster University medical stud...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 25, 2020  1 month ago
Researchers from San Diego State University in a new study suggests that ancient viruses called biophages may be just the set of tools needed to cultivate a healthy microbiome. Over the last few years, study after study has said that the overall health of the internal microbiome ecosystem in the gut is critical for overall health and can play a major factor in the development of diseases such as...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 25, 2020  1 month ago
The  2019-nCoV virus that is  rapidly spreading in China and nearby countries seems to trigger symptoms similar to those seen in the severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (SARS) coronavirus outbreak in 2003, two new studies show. The first clinical study was published on Jan. 24 in The Lancet journal, these are the first clinical studies conducted on patients struc...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 25, 2020  1 month ago
A recent study suggests that significant early childhood exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) is associated with structural changes in the brain at the age of 12. Researchers from  the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center  found that children with higher levels of TRAP exposure at birth had reductions at age 12 in gray matter volume and cortical t...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Jan 25, 2020  1 month ago
Official figures on Saturday morning from Chinese health authorities are that 41 people have so far died from the new coronavirus strain in China while 1,287 people are infected although the numbers in state hospitals all over China are showing a different scenario. France has reported three cases of individuals infected with the 2019-nCoV virus while a second case has also been reported in the ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 24, 2020  1 month ago
13 Cities in China are now on lockdown involving a population of about 35 million people. The cities include Wuhan, Ezhou, Huanggang,  Chibi, Xiantao, Zhijiang, Qianjiang, Huangshi, Xianning and Yichang, HuangZhou, Yangxin and Xiushui. More cities are expected to be placed in lockdown over the weekened. So far as of 5pm (Bangkok Time) today, 31 people have died from the disease including t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 24, 2020  1 month ago
Frequent fluctuations and wide swings in blood pressure readings among young adults are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease by middle age, a new analysis led by Duke University medical  researchers shows.   The research finding, published in JAMA Cardiology, suggests that the current practice of averaging blood pressure readings to determine...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 24, 2020  1 month ago
An alarming article by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Professors published recently in The Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI) warn that global climate change is likely to unlock dangerous new microbes, as well as threaten humans' ability to regulate body temperature. Candida auris-a new microbe  All of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Distinguished Professors including Dr ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 24, 2020  1 month ago
Medical researchers from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine have identified blood-based biomarkers associated with both delirium duration and severity in critically ill patients. This finding opens the door to easy, early identification of individuals at risk for longer delirium duration and higher delirium severity and could potentially lead to new treatments of this ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 24, 2020  1 month ago
Aldara or Imiquimod, a skin cream used to treat warts and skin cancer could help protect people against viral diseases such as Zika and dengue, according to new research from the University of Leeds.   Their research findings have identified a new way we might prevent infection from a wide variety of dangerous viruses.   Currently, the climate issues, coupled with an increasingly inter...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 24, 2020  1 month ago
Professor Dr Olivier Feron, an oncology researcher at the University of Louvain (UCLouvain) Institute of Experimental and Clinical Research, in his research as to how understand how metastases form from a tumor, had previously also demonstrated that the most aggressive cancer cells use significant amounts of lipids as energy sources. Now, Prof. Feron has discovered that cancer cells store lipids i...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Jan 24, 2020  1 month ago
Virus Spreading Globally While WHO Still Dragging New cases of individuals being infected with China’s 2019-nCoV virus are emerging in countries like Vietnam, and Singapore. To date so far the virus has emerged in Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Macau, Hong Kong, Thailand, US and Mexico. In the UK, fourteen cases are being investigated. Many are also concerned about the Philippines where the healthca...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 23, 2020  1 month ago
The situation in China is now getting worrisome with more cities are on lockdown. Initially Wuhan with a population of 11 million was placed on lockdown. Now  Huangggang with a population of 7.5 million and Ezhou with a population of I million is also being placed in lockdown.  Speculations  are that certain parts of Shanghai , Shenzhen and even Beijing will be next. Chinese Army ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 23, 2020  1 month ago
More than 42 million people are infected with HIV worldwide, about 1.5 million people in the United States alone. Currently, people with HIV take antiretroviral therapy (ART), which can suppress HIV to undetectable levels in blood, but the virus persists throughout the body in latently infected resting CD4+ T cells. The immune system cannot recognize these cells and no current therapies can elimin...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 23, 2020  1 month ago
The new virus in China that is currently the centre of global attention is called the 2019-nCo V virus, the name given by the WHO or The World  Health Organisation. A Typical Coronavirus   The virus belongs to a class of viruses called coronaviruses. Coronaviruses belong to the subfamily Coronavirinae in the family Coronaviridae, in the order Nidovirales. Coronaviru...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 23, 2020  1 month ago
Medical researchers have successfully treated age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in mice after finding an unexpected link between the two main forms of the blinding eye disease, the leading cause of vision loss in people 60 and older. Dr Brad Gelfand has discovered an unexpected connection between the two main forms of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Credit: Dan Addison/UVA Dr Brad ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 23, 2020  1 month ago
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine  have created a biodegradable nerve guide ie a polymer tube filled with growth-promoting protein that can regenerate long sections of damaged nerves, without the need for transplanting stem cells or a donor nerve. Dr Lauren Kokai, Ph.D., (left) developed the technology used for this project when she was a graduate studying und...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 23, 2020  1 month ago
Individuals who are exposed to as a child, with chickenpox (varicella) are around 30% less likely to develop shingles (herpes zoster) over 20 years, finds a study in The BMJ. The study results support the theory that re-exposure to the herpes zoster virus in adulthood (after chickenpox infection as a child), boosts immunity to shingles, but does not provide complete protection. I...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 23, 2020  1 month ago
Often, emerging viral infections from bird flu to Ebola to Zika infections, pose major threats to global public health, and understanding their origins can help investigators design defensive strategies against future outbreaks.  A recent study provides important insights on the potential origins of the most recent outbreak of viral pneumonia in China, which started in the middle of Decemb...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 23, 2020  1 month ago
The number of deaths in China as a result of the new coronavirus is fast increasing by the hour and so has the number being infected. According to Chinese officials the number has now jumped to 17 deaths with hundreds more in critical conditions and the number of infected is rising exponentially. The Chinese government is also imposing a “defacto city shutdown and quarantine”. Wuhan...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 22, 2020  1 month ago
Most often breast cancer progression can vary significantly between patients. Even within the same tumor, different areas may be composed of different types of cells and characterized by different tumor structures. This heterogeneity makes it challenging to ascertain the severity of a tumor and assess its molecular subtype, thereby affecting the precision of diagnosis and the choice of the most ef...
Source: Thailand Biotech News  Jan 22, 2020  1 month ago
Biotechnology researchers have created a new light-sensitive material could eliminate some of the endoscopic procedures needed to remove gastrointestinal devices. Many medical devices can be inserted into the gastrointestinal tract to treat, diagnose, or monitor GI disorders. Many of these have to be removed by endoscopic surgery once their job is done. However, MIT biotechnology engine...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 22, 2020  1 month ago
A recent analysis of the clinical trials of HPV vaccines to prevent cervical cancer raises doubts about the vaccines' effectiveness. The findings of the analysis, published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, assessed 12 published Phase 2 and 3 randomised controlled efficacy trials of the HPV vaccines Cervarix and Gardasil. The detailed analysis, carried out by researchers...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 22, 2020  1 month ago
China reported on Wednesday that more than 450 people infected across country, as US and Macao report first cases.   The current death toll from a new pneumonia-like virus originating in China rose to nine on Wednesday, with more than 450 people affected across the country. Meanwhile, newly confirmed cases in the U.S. and Macao underscored concerns over how the coronavirus was spreading ahead...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 22, 2020  1 month ago
A new study by researchers from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center show that animal models given a new drug targeting a key gene involved in lipid and glucose metabolism could tolerate a high-fat diet regimen (composed of 60% fat from lard) without developing significant liver damage, becoming obese, or disrupting their body's glucose balance. Currently, the US CDC estimates th...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 22, 2020  1 month ago
A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, published in the scientific journal PNAS reports that endogenous proteins that play a vital part in allergies and parasitic infection can prevent the immune system from wrongly attacking the body and causing inflamed joints, The medical researchers hope that the results will give rise to new drugs for rheumatoid arthritis. Typically, i...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 22, 2020  1 month ago
Unknown to most common people, what keeps most infectious disease researchers busy are not  infamous viruses like Ebola. Instead,the  influenza virus, commonly known as the flu, continues to be a clear and present danger to humanity. Dr David Markovitz, M.D., Professor of internal medicine in the division of infectious diseases at Michigan Medicine told Thailand Medical News, "In...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 22, 2020  1 month ago
According to a recent study from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, treating septic shock in children with a combination of intravenous vitamin C, vitamin B1 and hydrocortisone (a commonly used steroid) is associated with lower mortality. This is the first pediatric study of the safe and relatively inexpensive treatment for septic shock, and the preliminary data supports...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 22, 2020  1 month ago
A new study confirms that the chemicals in sunscreens such as avobenzone, oxybenzone, octocrylene, and ecamsule that help shield individuals from the sun's rays, are also absorbed into the body at levels that raise some safety questions. The study was done by the US FDA as a result of previous studies showing the same by private medical institutions. All studies past and new showed that the...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 21, 2020  1 month ago
According to Chinese health authrorities, the number of people in China infected by a new SARS-like virus jumped to 291 on Tuesday. Since the last 24 hours, there has been nearly 80 new confirmed cases of the virus that has so far killed six people, with over 900 still under medical observation, said the National Health Commission. The recent confirmed cases are mostly in Hubei provi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 21, 2020  1 month ago
Approximately 31 million people worldwide suffer from heart failure, with more than 50 per cent dying suddenly most likely due to the spontaneous onset of a heart rhythm problem, known as an arrhythmia. The link between the electrical signal that triggers the heart cell to contract (action potential) and consequent ability of the heart to pump blood has been known for nearly 40 years but understan...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 21, 2020  1 month ago
As more states in the US begin to legalize cannabis for medicinal and recreational use and more cannabis products become available for consumption, cannabis's cardiovascular effects are not well understood. In a review article published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, a team led by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital reveals that more than 2 million adu...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 21, 2020  1 month ago
Coralberry is a low-growing, shrub with stems that produce clusters of red fruits in the fall. It is a good food source for several species of bird. New research shows that the coralberry holds promise as a natural therapeutic adjuvant for combatting uveal melanoma (UM), the most aggressive variant of eye cancer.   Research findings from the Universities of Bonn and Magdeburg, in colla...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 21, 2020  1 month ago
A novel study by researchers from Karolinska Institutet show that mucosa-associated invariant T cells (MAIT cells) of the human immune system respond with dynamic activity and reprogramming of gene expression during the initial phase of HIV infection. The study fills a knowledge gap, as previously, the function of MAIT cells during this particular phase was not well understood.   Enormous e...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 21, 2020  1 month ago
Probiotic beverages could become a promising new weapon in the battle against antibiotic resistant bacteria, after a team of scientists at the University of Birmingham engineered and patented a key genetic element that can tackle the genetic basis of resistance.   The research team is now seeking funding for a clinical trial for the drink which has potential to work against many resist...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 20, 2020  1 month ago
An antibiotic compound made by cannabis plants has been found to wipe out drug-resistant bacteria, raising hopes of a new weapon in the fight against superbugs. Medical scientists screened and tested five cannabis compounds for their antibiotic properties and found that one, cannabigerol (CBG), was particularly potent at killing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), one of the most ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 20, 2020  1 month ago
A new medtech startup based in Singapore, EKO.AI has raised a US$4 million round co-led by Sequoia India and Singapore government-linked strategic investor EDBI. Partech Ventures, SGInnovate and Startup Health also participated in the round. Dr Carolyn Lam From Eko.Ai The startup Eko.Ai has developed a machine learning platform to automate the slow, manual and error-prone process of measuring a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 20, 2020  1 month ago
Moringa (Moringa oleifera, or M. oleifera, มะรุม) , also called Marum in Thai, is mainly touted for its high concentration of antioxidants, as well as its ability to lower blood sugar,  improve heart health, and reduce inflammation as well as other health benefits.   Although still new to the West, this small tree, moringa oleifera, has been highly valued for c...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 20, 2020  1 month ago
A biomolecule produced by the brain that activates the same receptors as cannabis is protective against stress by reducing anxiety-causing connections between two brain regions, Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers report. This new research finding, published in Neuron journal, could help explain why some people use cannabis when they're anxious or under stress. It could als...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 20, 2020  1 month ago
The most common vision problem in the world: myopia or short/near sightedness, which causes damage to the eye and even blindness, just got easier to assess. New research at Flinders University in Australia has identified a new method to measure how it affects the eye, a new article in PLOS ONE reveals.   The research was based on testing of 70 volunteers, with the Flinders ophthal...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 20, 2020  1 month ago
A novel approach to studying the effects of two common chemicals used in cosmetics and sunscreens found they can cause DNA damage in breast cells at surprisingly low concentrations, while the same dose did not harm cells without estrogen receptors.   The new research published in Environmental Health Perspectives, identifies a new mechanism by which estrogens and xenoestrogens-environm...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 20, 2020  1 month ago
A recent research shows drinking low-fat milk, both nonfat and 1% milk is significantly associated with less aging in adults. Study on 5,834 U.S. adults by Brigham Young University exercise Science Professor Larry Tucker, Ph.D., found people who drink low-fat milk experience several years less biological aging than those who drink high-fat (2% and whole) milk. Professor Larry Tucker Fr...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 19, 2020  1 month ago
A novel technology for detecting low glucose levels via ECG using a non-invasive wearable sensor, which with the latest artificial intelligence can detect hypoglycaemic events from raw ECG signals has been made by researchers from the University of Warwick. At the moment, continuous glucose monitors (CGM) are available by the NHS for hypoglycaemia detection (sugar levels into blood or...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 19, 2020  1 month ago
Research from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai showed for the first time that women's blood vessels, including both large and small arteries age at a faster rate than men's. The findings, published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Cardiology, could help to explain why women tend to develop different types of cardiovascular disease and with different timing than men. Dr Susan ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 19, 2020  1 month ago
A group of medical researchers from the Hebrew University and Shaare Zedek Medical Center has found evidence that suggests administering combinations of antibiotics to patients with bacterial infections might be promoting resistance transmission. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their research on patients with bacterial infections and what they learned. ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 19, 2020  1 month ago
Medical scientists at Tufts University have identified a molecular mechanism that could reverse the genetic defect responsible for Friedreich's ataxia, a neurodegenerative disease that leaves its victims with difficulty walking, a loss of sensation in the arms and legs and impaired speech caused by degeneration of nerve tissue in the spinal cord. The researchers report today in the Procee...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 19, 2020  1 month ago
AI and medical researchers of the ICAI Group–Computational Intelligence and Image Analysis–of the University of Malaga (UMA) have designed an unprecedented method that is capable of improving brain images obtained through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) using artificial intelligence.   This novel model manages to increase image quality from low resolution to high r...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 19, 2020  1 month ago
Medical scientists at the University of Glasgow and Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute have tested close to 1000 existing medicines and discovered that a cheap drug commonly used to treat parasitic worm infection could be a game-changing treatment for prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer affecting men and the second most common cause of cancer death for men globally. &nbs...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 19, 2020  1 month ago
A new study by researchers from the University of Southern Denmark indicates that couples struggling to get pregnant might want to add a little more fish in their diet. Young males and middle aged males who take fish oil supplements appear to have better sperm quality and higher testosterone levels than those who don't, as well as larger testicles, the researchers report.   Th...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 18, 2020  1 month ago
The real number of people infected by a mystery SARS-like virus that has killed two people in China is likely to be thousands more than officially reported, medical researchers have said. The breaking news comes as Chinese health authorities said on Saturday that they have discovered four more cases of pneumonia following an outbreak of what is believed to be a new coronavirus strain....
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 18, 2020  1 month ago
Sales figures for the first cannabis-based medicine in the United States are in and they’re telling a bullish story, according to GW Pharmaceuticals CEO Justin Gover. The drug, Epidiolex, which contains cannabidiol to treat severe forms of epilepsy, brought in $104 million in net sales in the fourth quarter and a total of $296 million in 2019 across the globe, the British pharma...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 18, 2020  1 month ago
The debilitating condition remembered as a disease of pirates, Scurvy is still found in a developed country like Canada. The disease, which is caused by a vitamin C deficiency, can result in bruising, weakness, anemia, gum disease, hemorrhage, tooth loss, and even death if undiagnosed and untreated. Researchers from McMaster University surveyed the data of patients of Hamilton's two ho...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 18, 2020  1 month ago
Researchers at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), in an unprecedented pan-cancer analysis of whole genomes, have discovered new regions of non-coding DNA that, when altered, may lead to cancer growth and progression. The research, published in Molecular Cell, reveals novel mechanisms of disease progression that could lead to new avenues of research and ultimately to better&n...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 18, 2020  1 month ago
Currently, non-communicable diseases including heart disease, cancer and lung disease are the most common causes of death, accounting for 70 percent of deaths worldwide. These diseases are considered "non-communicable" because they are thought to be caused by a combination of genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors and can't be transmitted between people. However, a new resea...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 18, 2020  1 month ago
Genetic changes in the brain occur as a result of consuming soybean oil according to a new emerging research study. A team of medical scientists and researchers from University Of California, Riverside (UCR) have shown that soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes, but could also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, and depression. Often used f...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 18, 2020  1 month ago
Researchers from New Ohio State University have shown an association between breast cancer survivors' use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and reports of problems with concentration and memory. On average, cognitive problems reported by PPI users were between 20 and 29 percent more severe than issues reported by non-PPI users. PPIs are sold under such brand names as Nexium, Prevacid ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 18, 2020  1 month ago
Health authorities in US will begin screening passengers Friday arriving from a Chinese city at the heart of a mysterious SARS-linked virus, officials said, after an outbreak that has stricken dozens claimed a second life. More confirmed cases meanwhile have now been reported outside China, two in Thailand, one in Japan, one in Korea, 5 in Singapore, lots more in Hong Kong and Taiwan even as he...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 18, 2020  1 month ago
According to the results of a clinical trial assessing the safety of the drug, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said that the prescription weight control medicine lorcaserin (Belviq, Belviq XR) may increase the risk for cancer.   A Staff from the agency told Thailand Medical News, "We cannot conclude that lorcaserin contributes to the cancer risk but "wanted to make the ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 17, 2020  1 month ago
A novel medical imaging startup based in Israel, aiming to upend the medical imaging business just raised US$26 million in its most recent round of funding, more than doubling its total support from investors that include Fujifilm and Foxconn.   The Nanox.Arc The medical device startup called Nanox has developed a new digital x-ray device that carries a much smaller footprint and cost when...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 17, 2020  1 month ago
AEDs or Automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) are common these days in airports, stadiums, and other places where there are very many people around. They are still expensive medical devices, and so are not as widely available as they should be. Individuals who are susceptible to suffering from dangerous cardiac arrhythmias but that don’t have appropriate implants would probably be safe...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 17, 2020  1 month ago
The pharmaceutical news and media segment is abuzzed about a new development that will disrupt the way that individuals with allergies or reactions having anaphylaxis episodes are treated or able to treat themselves. A privately held Raleigh medical device company called Bryn Pharma, is on track to soon provide people who have severe, possibly life-threatening allergies a needle-free option t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 17, 2020  1 month ago
Tasty walnuts may not just be a snack, they may also promote good-for-your-gut bacteria. New research suggests that these "good" bacteria could be contributing to the heart-health benefits of walnuts. Researchers found in a randomized and controlled trial, that eating walnuts daily as part of a healthy diet was associated with increases in certain bacteria that can help promote he...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 17, 2020  1 month ago
It was once thought that common medical imaging procedures using low doses of radiation were safe considering that such procedures are done commonly and also the importance of these diagnostic imaging procedures. However a new study finds that in human cell cultures, these doses create breaks that allow extra bits of DNA to integrate into the chromosome. Dr Roland Kanaar and Dr Alex Zelensky of Er...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 17, 2020  1 month ago
According to a new study conducted in a large sample of youth at the University of Pennsylvania and led by Dr Antonia Kaczkurkin, Ph.D. and Dr Theodore Satterthwaite, MD, brain imaging may one day be used to help diagnose mental health disorders including depression and anxiety with greater accuracy. Additionaly, knowing more about the neurobiology behind psychiatric disorders could inform deci...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 17, 2020  1 month ago
According to researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, whooping cough bacteria are becoming smarter at colonizing and feeding off unwitting hosts, strengthening calls for a new vaccine. The new research from UNSW has shown that Australia needs a new whooping cough vaccine to ensure our most vulnerable are protected from the emergence of superbug strains. The existin...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 17, 2020  1 month ago
A gene called Elongation of Very Long Chain Fatty Acids Protein 2 or ELOVL2 is an established biomarker of age and in a new study has been identified to play a critical role in eye aging and the retina. In a new paper, published in the journal Aging Cell, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say the gene appears to play a key role in age-associated functional a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 17, 2020  1 month ago
A new published research has found that one in five young people have fatty liver disease (steatosis), with one in 40 having already developed liver scarring (fibrosis). The study, published in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, is the first to attempt to determine the prevalence of fatty liver disease and fibrosis in young healthy adults in the UK. According to certain meta studie...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 17, 2020  1 month ago
According to new research from the University of Arizona.Early morning blue light exposure therapy can aid the healing process of people impact by mild traumatic brain injury.   Dr William D. Killgore, Psychiatry Professor in the Tucson College of Medicine and lead author of the study told Thailand Medical News, "Daily exposure to blue wavelength light each morning helps to r...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 17, 2020  1 month ago
Researchers found for the first time, in a study conducted in mice, that tobacco smoke from a hookah caused blood to function abnormally and be more likely to clot and quickly form blood clots, which can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association's journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB). ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 16, 2020  1 month ago
Health authorities in Japan disclosed on Thursday morning that a male patient treated for pneumonia after returning from China has tested positive for the new coronavirus identified as a possible cause of an outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Studenst in Japan taking precautions in wake of the new viral pneumonia outbreak in China The male patient developed a fever and cough on Jan. 3 while...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 16, 2020  1 month ago
A variety of noncommunicable chronic diseases such as diabetes are on the rise in Thailand as the country transitions to a high-middle-income country. A study by medical researchers from Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) and Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok identifies the strengths and weaknesses of diabetes care in Thailand's universal healthcare system. Published in the j...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 16, 2020  1 month ago
A research paper in Nutrition Reviews finds that intake of the flavonoid quercetin can greatly reduce high blood pressure in patients suffering from cardiovascular disease. Medical researchers here consulted multiple studies that assessed the impact of quercetin supplements on blood pressure and glucose levels. Quercetin is a plant pigment commonly found in many plants and foods, such a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 16, 2020  1 month ago
Individuals with type 2 diabetes newly prescribed a sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitor have a lower incidence of gout than those prescribed a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, according to a study published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Dr Michael Fralick, M.D., Ph.D., from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, and ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 16, 2020  1 month ago
Medical researchers in Minnesota and Iowa have found greater risks of social and emotional problems in infants whose mothers consumed cannabis during pregnancy.   Utilizing results of a developmental screening tool for 1-year-olds, the researchers found that 9.1% of babies from cannabis users were at risk, compared with 3.6% of babies whose mothers didn't consume the...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 16, 2020  1 month ago
A new research suggests that a common bacteria that boosts digestive health can slow and even reverse build-up of a protein associated with Parkinson's Disease.   Based on previous research linking brain function to gut bacteria, this study in a Parkinson's model of roundworms, identified a probiotic or so-called good bacteria which prevents the formation of toxic clumps that sta...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 16, 2020  1 month ago
Two cancer-promoting genes MYC and TWIST1 co-opt immune system cells to enable cancer cells to spread, but blocking a key step in this process can help prevent the disease from developing. These research findings, published today in eLife, may help clinicians to identify cancer patients at risk of metastasis, a process where cancer cells spread to other parts of the body....
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 16, 2020  1 month ago
The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) laboratory that invented cryolipolisis or "Coolsculpting," a popular non-surgical method for reducing fat under the skin, is developing a new form of the technology that can selectively reduce fat almost anywhere in the body using a safe, injectable ice solution or "slurry." The new technology, not yet approved for use in humans, is d...
Source : Thailand Medical News   Jan 16, 2020  1 month ago
Medical researchers from University College London (UCL) have discovered the mechanism that allows the brain to monitor its own blood supply, a finding in rats which may help to find new treatments for human conditions including hypertension (high blood pressure) and dementia. For many years, scientists have suspected that the brain had a way of monitoring and regulating its own ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 15, 2020  1 month ago
The general public should be wary of searching for probiotics information online as most webpages originate from unreliable sources and the health-benefit claims are often not supported by robust scientific evidence. In a new study, published in Frontiers in Medicine, cautions that while Google is adept at sorting the most reliable websites to the top of the list, the majority of webs...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 15, 2020  1 month ago
Chinese officials said Wednesday that the possibility that a new virus in central China could spread between humans cannot be ruled out, though the risk of transmission at the moment appears to be low. Health surveillance officer use temperature scanner to monitor passengers arriving at the Hong Kong International airport . Fifty-nine people in the city of Wuhan have received a preliminary diag...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 15, 2020  1 month ago
A new research has shown that an antibody that usually helps defend the skin against harmful substances or infections may promote tumor growth during chronic tissue inflammation. The skin's defenses against environmental assault can help tumors to grow when skin is exposed to chronic inflammation, finds a study in mice published in eLife. Typically, the IgE antibody is most ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 15, 2020  1 month ago
Many are not aware that it has been almost a quarter century since the first drug was approved for stroke. But what's even more striking is that only a single drug remains approved today for stroke treatment. Fortunately a new research by medical scientists at the University Of Georgia is about to change that. The medical scientists, funded by the National Institutes of Health, presented&nb...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 15, 2020  1 month ago
Research results from treating endometriosis in mice with cannabinoids suggest they can alleviate some symptoms of the disease, according to a new study in the open-access journal eLife. The research findings have led to the start of a clinical trial in collaboration with the Gynecology Service of the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Spain. This trial will evaluate the possible benefits of th...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 15, 2020  1 month ago
Study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center—Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital (OSUCCC—James) reveals how a clotting protein and blood platelets can promote cancer progression and suppress immune responses to cancer. The study findings show how thrombin, a clotting protein in the blood, causes blood platelets to release transforming growt...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 15, 2020  1 month ago
A research led by medical oncologists at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC—James) shows how resistance to a promising targeted drug develops in patients with a rare, lethal cancer of the bile ducts called cholangiocarcinoma. The research, reported in the journal Molecular Cancer Ther...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 14, 2020  1 month ago
A new study has found that a mysterious piece of genetic material restrains the spread of skin cancer cells, but is frequently lost as they mature. Published online in Cancer Cell, the new work revolves around circular RNA, a recently described type of ribonucleic acid (RNA).   Often, DNA blueprints are converted into RNA and then into proteins with cellular functions. While most RNA a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 14, 2020  1 month ago
Medical researchers at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) and the University Health Network (UHN) have discovered detailed new information about the subtypes of pancreatic cancer. A better understanding of the disease groups may lead to new treatment options and improved clinical outcomes for this lethal disease. Dr Faiyaz Notta and Dr Steven Gallinger  Credit: OICR The resea...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 14, 2020  1 month ago
Medical researchers at the University of South Florida (USF) have discovered a novel feedback pathway from the brain to the eye that modulates eye pressure, a significant advancement in the effort to diagnose and treat glaucoma. Glaucoma is associated with increased pressure in the eye due to a reduce ability of the eye to maintain proper fluid drainage. The heightened pressure applies mechanical ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 14, 2020  1 month ago
Experiences of being fatigue, feeling excessively tired, devoid of energy, demoralised, and irritable? You may have burnout, a syndrome associated with a potentially deadly heart rhythm disturbance. That's the conclusion of a large study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Study author Dr. Parveen K. G...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 14, 2020  1 month ago
Medical scientists have discovered that Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) grows by taking advantage of the vitamin B6  to accelerate cell division. The research team from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) suggest they could halt the growth of this cancer by limiting its ability to manipulate the enzyme that pushes vitamin B6 to make proteins esse...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 14, 2020  1 month ago
A new study led by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation points to a groundbreaking discovery about a new potential treatment and prevention for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study team, led by Dr. Fang Liu, Senior Scientist and Head of Molecular Neuroscience in CAMH's Campbell Family Mental Health Research ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 13, 2020  1 month ago
Be it a brisk walk around the park or high-intensity training at the gym, exercise does a body good. But what if you could harness the benefits of a good workout or exercise without ever moving a muscle? Researchers from Michigan University Department Of Medicine are studying a class of naturally occurring proteins called Sestrin that have been found to mimic many of exercise’s effects in...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 13, 2020  1 month ago
According to a new clinical trial, targeted forms of radiotherapy can effectively treat bladder cancer which has spread to the lymph nodes of the pelvis. This form of cancer, known as node positive bladder cancer has a particularly poor prognosis and hasn’t usually been treated with radiotherapy. Patients are traditionally offered palliative treatment to manage their pain and other symptoms ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 13, 2020  1 month ago
Lymphopenia, a condition in which a patient exhibits lower levels of lymphocyte blood cells could be an early warning for future illness, as low counts were associated with a 60% increase in death from any cause, found a Danish study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) Dr Stig Bojesen along with other coauthors from his research team told Thailand Medical News via a phone intervi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 13, 2020  1 month ago
Emerging results from a new research indicates that there is a higher risk of early death among patients with oropharynx cancer when not caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), than those whose tumors are HPV-positive. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The increasing incidence of oropharynx cancer--a type of throat cance...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 13, 2020  1 month ago
A new research conducted by an  Italian research team from the IRCCS Medea in collaboration with the University of Milan have shown that the origins of two extremely common pathogens in human populations today, herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2 are from  Africa. The study findings have just been published in the advanced online edition of Molecular Biology and Evolution.   As...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 13, 2020  1 month ago
Bisphenol A (BPA), newer substitutes or counterpart replacement bisphenosl (BPS) can hinder heart function within minutes of a single exposure, according to a new University of Guelph study. The research is the first to show the instant effects bisphenols (BPS) can have on the heart. Biomedical Sciences Professor Dr Glen Pyle, who conducted the study with former master's student Dr Me...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 13, 2020  1 month ago
The sudden new fad of consuming green smoothies especially by young adults in Bangkok which is being promoted by several spas, health clubs and gyms and can be even found in online food delivery services and also at outlets that are sprucing up all over in areas like Silom, Rajrasong, Lardpharao, Sukhumvit etc is becoming a ‘health’ trend that could actually do more harm than good if m...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 12, 2020  1 month ago
Medical scientists at Rutgers University-Newark have discovered that when a key protein needed to generate new brain cells during prenatal and early childhood development is missing, part of the brain goes haywire, causing an imbalance in its circuitry that can lead to long-term cognitive and movement behaviors characteristic of autism spectrum disorder. Dr Juan Pablo Zanin, Rutgers-Newark resea...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 12, 2020  1 month ago
Human cells that die in the body can keep the immune system in check, thus preventing unwanted immune responses against the body's own tissues. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center have now identified a receptor on murine immune cells that activates this protective mechanism and can thus prevent dangerous autoimmune reactions in which the immune system attacks the patient's ow...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 12, 2020  1 month ago
Following diets that lead to weigh loss might not always result in  better health, especailly if you lose muscle mass. Sedentary lifestyles and age also leads to muscle mass loss can lead to a wide range of chronic illnesses or even aggravate current health conditions.  Diet and nutrition expert Dr Carla Prado has written extensively about the dangers of low muscle mass across...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 12, 2020  1 month ago
Costing less than one Thai baht per dose, metformin is cheap Type 2 diabetes drug that has been gaining recognition as a wonder drug in recent times because of numerous medical and clinical studies showing its effectives in preventing and treating certain cancers, infections, even certain neurodegenerative diseases and also immune diseases. Metformin has its distant roots in Medieval folk medic...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 12, 2020  1 month ago
Similar to security screenings to make sure nothing harmful makes its way into a crowded area, cells in the human body use checkpoints to control their growth and prevent harmful mutations from making their way into new cell populations and causing trouble. Every cell that divides and replicates its DNA must clear at least three checkpoints – all of which call on specialized genes known as t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 12, 2020  1 month ago
Despite the fact that pelvic examinations and cervical cancer screenings are no longer recommended for most females under age 21 during routine health visits, a new study has found that millions of young women are unnecessarily undergoing the tests, which can lead to false-positive testing, over-treatment, anxiety, and needless cost. Medical researchers at University of California San Francisco...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 11, 2020  1 month ago
At times, the end of an intestinal infection is just the beginning of more misery. Of those who contract traveler's diarrhea, for example, an unlucky few go on to develop irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a chronic inflammation of the intestinal tract. Medical scientists aren't sure exactly how this happens, but some think an infection may contribute to IBS by damaging the gut n...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 11, 2020  1 month ago
Health authorities in China on Saturday officially announced that a 61-year-old man had become the first person to die from viral pneumonia believed caused by a new virus from the same family as SARS, which claimed hundreds of lives more than a decade ago. Fifty-nine people with pneumonia-like symptoms have so far been diagnosed with the new virus in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 11, 2020  2 months ago
For a long time now, it has been found that losing weight is an effective treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), but why exactly this is the case has remained unclear. Now, researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that improvements in sleep apnea symptoms appear to be linked to the reduction of fat in one unexpected body part — th...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 11, 2020  2 months ago
Medical researchers at the University of Kentucky's College of Medicine have found that a class of antibiotics called aminoglycosides could be a promising treatment for frontotemporal dementia. University of Kentucky researchers (from left) Matthew Gentry, Haining Zhu and Lisha Kuang co-authored a study that shows a class of antibiotics could be a promising therapy for frontotemporal dementi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 11, 2020  2 months ago
The controversial anti-depressant drug Prozac could be used to tackle one of the deadliest childhood tumours and possibly other types of cancer, medical scientists said. Prozac or fluoxetine as it is called by its chemical name, works to fight the highly aggressive neuroblastoma, which is most common in young children. The research breakthrough led by Brunel University London could spare young...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 11, 2020  2 months ago
A Korean research team from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) has developed technology that allows diagnosis of diabetes and treatment of diabetic retinopathy just by wearing a 'smart light-emitting diode (LED) contact lens.' With this technology, it is anticipated that development of wearable diagnostic and therapeutic devices for diabetes will be realized. Professo...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 10, 2020  2 months ago
A new large study of Chinese adults, published by the scientific journal Addiction, has found that eight percent of men in China are problem drinkers, and that problem drinking is more prevalent among men of lower socio-economic status and in rural areas. Problem drinking is associated with significantly increased risk of physical and mental health problems and premature death. Alcohol consum...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 10, 2020  2 months ago
A breakthrough discovery that could improve the clinical delivery of insulin for people living with diabetes, medical scientists from Australia have developed a non-fibrillating form of human insulin. Utilizing a novel glycosylation technique, an international research team led by Associate Professor Dr Akhter Hossain from the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, has successfully...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 10, 2020  2 months ago
A new drug designed to tackle diabetes could also be repurposed as the first treatment to prevent miscarriage by targeting the lining of the womb itself, according to a clinical trial led by the University of Warwick. The studied treatment works by increasing the amount of stem cells in the lining of the womb, improving conditions in the womb to support pregnancy. The new research by Warwick Me...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 10, 2020  2 months ago
University of Bath medical researchers and biological engineers have developed a test that could help medics quickly diagnose urinary tract infections (UTIs), using a normal smartphone camera. Credit: University Of Bath Almost similar in principle to a pregnancy test, the process can identify the presence of harmful E. coli bacteria in a urine sample in just 25 minutes. As well as bei...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 10, 2020  2 months ago
Individuals with metabolic syndrome—a set of conditions including obesity, impaired glucose metabolism, elevated levels of fats and cholesterol in the blood, and high blood pressure, are more likely to experience recurrent blood clots, according to a new study published today in Blood Advances. Among patients diagnosed with a type of blood clot known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), those...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 10, 2020  2 months ago
A recent research shows that a test oncologists commonly used to guide chemotherapy treatment for post-breast cancer surgery patients may also help them decide whether radiation therapy may be of benefit. Commonly known as the 21-gene recurrence score, the test is a personalized analysis of the activity of 21 genes found in a patient's breast tumor tissue. The score can be...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 10, 2020  2 months ago
A new study indicates that cardiovascular diseases, including heart failure, atrial fibrillation, coronary heart disease, and stroke are each linked with a higher risk of developing kidney failure. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of JASN, highlight the importance of protecting the kidney health of individuals diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. The kidneys and the heart ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 10, 2020  2 months ago
According to a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), drinking green tea at least three times a week is linked with a longer and healthier life. First author Dr. Xinyan Wang, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing told Thailand Medical News, “Habitual tea consumption is associated with lower risks...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 09, 2020  2 months ago
Australian medical research led by Professor Steve Wilton and Professor Sue Fletcher and licensed to Sarepta Therapeutics has delivered a second treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, with the drug gaining accelerated approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Basically affecting boys, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an inherited disorder that causes progressive muscle weakness...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 09, 2020  2 months ago
Health authorities in China have announced that the mysterious pneumonia outbreak that struck 59 people is caused by a new strain of virus from the same family as SARS, which killed hundreds of people more than a decade ago.   Medical scientist Dr Xu Jianguo told the Thailand Medical News that experts had "preliminarily determined" a new type of coronavirus was behind the outbreak, ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 09, 2020  2 months ago
A research discovery by Florida State University College of Medicine researchers is expected to open the door for new and more potent treatment options for many of the more than 45 million people worldwide infected with the HIV virus and for others chronically ill with hepatitis B. Professor Dr Zucai Suo of the FSU College of Medicine. Credit: Colin Hackley/FSU Their study has established for t...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Jan 09, 2020  2 months ago
Medical and tech researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and Tampere University in Finland have developed a method based on artificial intelligence (AI) for histopathological diagnosis and grading of prostate cancer. The AI-system has the potential to solve one of the bottlenecks in today's prostate cancer histopathology by providing more accurate diagnosis and better treatment decision...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 09, 2020  2 months ago
Memory and learning  impairments in a Down syndrome mouse model were reversed by correcting expression of a gene that influences the generation of new neurons in the brain. The finding could pave the way to treat the cognitive impairment associated with Down syndrome in humans. Typically, adult neurogenesis is the process of generating new neurons in the adult brain. Defects in this proces...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 09, 2020  2 months ago
Medical Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed a new hydrogel based on the body's natural peptide defense. It has been shown to prevent and treat infections in wounds. The formulation kills multi-resistant bacteria, something that is increasing in importance with antibiotic resistance growing globally. Dr Artur Schmidtchen, Professor of Dermatology and Venereology at Lund Uni...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 09, 2020  2 months ago
The flowers of the firecracker bush (Bouvardia ternifolia), native to Mexico and the American Southwest, which are red and tube-shaped is now the attention of cancer researchers all around the world. These flowers  provides the chemical bouvardin, which the lab of University of Colorado Cancer Center and CU Boulder researcher, Dr Tin Tin Su, Ph.D., and others have shown to slow a cancer's...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 08, 2020  2 months ago
Galen Pharma, a Northern Ireland-based, globally focused pharmaceutical sales and marketing firm has acquired Swedish-headquartered POA Pharma in a multi-million pound takeover agreement. This takeover allows Galen to expand its global footprint further into Scandinavia and Northern Europe. POA Pharma has offices and facilities in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. The buy out will also broad...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 08, 2020  2 months ago
Health authorities in South Korea has put a 36-year-old Chinese woman under isolated treatment amid concerns that she brought back a form of viral pneumonia that has sickened dozens in mainland China and Hong Kong in recent weeks. The South Korea Centers of Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday said that the woman, who was diagnosed with viral pneumonia on Tuesday following two business t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 08, 2020  2 months ago
Researchers from Monash University, Australia have identified bacterial exposure as a potential environmental risk factor in developing coeliac disease, a hereditary autoimmune-like condition that has a global incidence of about 1.1% of the world population. In Australia, it is estimated that half of all Australians are born with one of two genes that cause coeliac disease, and approximate...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 08, 2020  2 months ago
In an attempt to try out a new radical approach to treat cocaine addition, researchers at the Mayo Clinic are seeking approval for first-in-human studies of a single-dose gene therapy. To support the safety and efficacy of this approach they have demonstrated the successful delivery of a gene coding for an enzyme that metabolizes cocaine into harmless byproducts in mice. The study is published in&...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 08, 2020  2 months ago
According to a new Swiss study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, even very low concentrations of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hs-cTnI) cannot safely rule out inducible myocardial ischemia in patients with symptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD).   Typically, troponins are proteins found in the cardiac and skeletal muscles. When the heart is damaged, it releases tr...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 08, 2020  2 months ago
As more people with diabetes and pre-diabetes are looking for strategies to help control blood sugar, new research from University of British Columbia's Okanagan campus suggests that ketone monoester drinks, a popular new food supplement may help do exactly that. Dr Jonathan Little, Associate Professor at UBC Okanagan's School of Health and Exercise Sciences and study lead author told Tha...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 08, 2020  2 months ago
Folic acid and zinc, a pair of dietary supplements long touted as an effective treatment for male infertility, failed to improve pregnancy rates, sperm counts, and sperm potency in a new study conducted at University of Utah Health and other medical centers in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health. According to the researchers, the finding presents the most definitive evidence to date...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 08, 2020  2 months ago
Oncology researchers at the University College of London (UCL) have identified how a subset of immune cells are activated to kill cancerous cells, a finding in mice which could hold the key to new powerful therapies against cancer. The new study built on previous research, also led by Professors Sergio Quezada and Karl Peggs (both UCL Cancer Institute), which found that following immunotherapy so...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 08, 2020  2 months ago
When a healthy human heart ages, it becomes more susceptible to cardiovascular diseases. Though researchers have discovered that relaxin, an insulin-like hormone, suppresses atrial fibrillation (AF), inflammation, and fibrosis in aged rats, the underlying mechanisms of these benefits are still unknown. In a new Scientific Reports paper, University of Pittsburgh graduate student Dr Brian...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020  2 months ago
New Study Reveals Most Commercial Labs Conducting Genetic Sequencing Tests Routinely Fail to Analyze Large Segments of DNA, Hence Lacking Accuracy.  A review of clinical tests from three major U.S. laboratories by UT Southwestern Medical Center experts shows whole exome sequencing routinely fails to adequately analyze large segments of DNA, a potentially critical deficiency that can preven...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020  2 months ago
New nonhuman primate research suggests for the first time that a single dose of an antibody-based treatment can prevent HIV transmission from mother to baby. The findings are being published in the journal Nature Communications. The time or period when that single dose is given is key, however. The study found rhesus macaque newborns did not develop the monkey form of HIV, called SHIV, whe...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020  2 months ago
Roughly about twenty percent of confirmed pregnancies end in miscarriage, most often in the first trimester, for reasons ranging from infection to chromosomal abnormality. But some women have recurrent miscarriages, a painful process that points to underlying issues. Clinical studies have been uneven, but some evidence shows that for women with a history of recurrent miscarriage, taking progestero...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020  2 months ago
A simple treatment involving electrical nerve stimulation helped women with fibromyalgia in a recent clinical trial. The findings are published in Arthritis & Rheumatology. Typically, fibromyalgia is characterized by pain and fatigue, particularly during physical activity. Besides widespread pain, individuals with fibromyalgia also have sleep problems. Transcutaneous electrical nerve ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020  2 months ago
The mental state of Delirium (sudden confusion or a rapid change in mental state) remains a serious challenge for the healthcare system. Delirium affects 15 to 26 percent of hospitalized older adults and can be particularly problematic because those experiencing the condition may interfere with medical care or directly harm themselves or others. Aside from behavioral therapy and physical restra...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020  2 months ago
According to new research from the Francis Crick Institute, UK, benign intestinal tumors with mutations that delete or inactivate two particular tumor-suppressing genes develop more quickly towards cancerous forms. Typically, there are various types of cancer that affect the intestines, including cancers in either the small or large intestines. These intestinal cancers can develop from initiall...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020  2 months ago
Statistically more women than men die of heart failure. The reason is that only 50 percent of the heart failure cases among women are caused by having a heart attack, which can be treated with modern methods. In the case of the  remaining other half of women experiencing heart failure, the cause is generally related to having untreated high blood pressure leve...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020  2 months ago
A new method of combining advanced optical imaging with an artificial intelligence algorithm produces accurate, real-time intraoperative diagnosis of brain tumors, a new study finds. The study examined the diagnostic accuracy of brain tumor image classification through AI and machine learning, compared with the accuracy of pathologist interpretation of conventional histologic images. The result...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020  2 months ago
According to a new report by Moody's Analytics and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, the health of millennials is deteriorating more rapidly than older generations' did, and that could have a devastating effect on the economy. The report paints a dismal picture of how the 2009 economic recession affected millennials' health.   Mark Zandi, a chief economist f...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 06, 2020  2 months ago
Pharma giant, Merck also  known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, has announced an exclusive worldwide research collaboration and license agreement with Taiho Pharmaceutical Co, Ltd., (“Taiho”) and Astex Pharmaceuticals (UK), a wholly owned subsidiary of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (“Astex”), focused on the development of small molecule inhibitors agains...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 06, 2020  2 months ago
The new guidelines and resources needed to treat fulminant myocarditis ie severe, inflammation of the heart that develops rapidly, are outlined in a new Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association on how best to reduce fatalities from this rare condition. The Statement is published today in the Association's premier cardiovascular journal Circulation. Typically, fulminant ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 06, 2020  2 months ago
The first medical marijuana clinic in Bangkok opened Monday offering free cannabis oil to hundreds of Thais seeking relief from cancer, insomnia and muscle pain as the government drives home the economic and health benefits of their gamble of marijuana.   In 2018, Thailand became the first country in Southeast Asia to legalise medical cannabis, although many Thais have long used the her...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 06, 2020  2 months ago
A recent study shows the feasibility of using gene therapy to treat the progressive neurodegenerative disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The study, which demonstrated the effectiveness of direct delivery of gene therapy into the brain of a mouse model of CTE, is published in Human Gene Therapy. Dr Ronald Crystal and colleagues from Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY,...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 06, 2020  2 months ago
Although some of the effects of air pollution on health are well documented ie lung cancer, stroke, respiratory diseases, and a long etcetera, but for many others there is less scientific evidence. Such is the case of bone health: there are only a few studies and results are inconclusive. Now, a study in India led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) has found an association bet...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 06, 2020  2 months ago
A new study shows that the first strain of influenza virus we encounter during childhood sets the course of how our immune system responds to exposures later in life. How successfully a person can fend off the flu depends not only on the virus’ notorious ability to change with the season, but also on the strain first encountered during childhood, according to new research published...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 06, 2020  2 months ago
Researchers from Boyce Thompson Institute have discovered 95 potential new human protein targets for salicylate compounds and provide a roadmap for future drug development against dozens of diseases. Individuals have used aspirin to treat pain, fever and inflammation for more than a century, and the drug is also used to reduce the risk of strokes, heart attacks and some cancers. An estimated 12...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 06, 2020  2 months ago
Health authorities in China on Sunday said a mysterious viral pneumonia outbreak that has affected 59 people was not the flu-like virus SARS that killed hundreds more than a decade ago. The pneumonia-like infection was first reported last week in Wuhan, a central Chinese city with a population of over 11 million leading to online speculation about a resurgence of the highly contagious SARS viru...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 05, 2020  2 months ago
Chicago-based startup, Augmedics, which developes surgical virtual reality technologies, has received US FDA 510k clearance for its augmented reality (AR) xvision system. Xvision is comprised of a headset that emulates “X-ray vision” during surgery by projecting 3D navigation data onto the surgeon’s retina. Designed using transparent hardware components, the headset allows a surg...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 05, 2020  2 months ago
Researchers affiliated with a large number of institutions in China have developed an AI and  machine-learning algorithm platform with cancer methylation signatures to diagnose colorectal cancer. In their paper published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the group describes their new approach to diagnosis and prognostication of colorectal cancer and how well it wor...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 05, 2020  2 months ago
Every year more than 200 million people are affected by Malaria worldwide, and resistance to antimalarial treatments is constantly increasing. This infectious disease is caused by Plasmodium parasites that are capable of adapting to varied environments. During the parasite's life cycle, it lives in the salivary glands of the mosquito vector before infecting the liver and then the blo...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 05, 2020  2 months ago
AML or Acute myeloid leukemia is the most common type of leukemia in adults. It is characterized by the pathological expansion of immature cells (myeloblasts) that invade the bone marrow and expand into the blood, affecting the production of the rest of the healthy cells. Although patients usually respond well to chemotherapy-based treatments, a large proportion of them eventually relapse or show ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 05, 2020  2 months ago
It is estimated that there are approximately 85,000 industrial chemicals currently in use, in products such as clothing, cleaning solutions, carpets, and furniture. For the vast majority of these chemicals, scientists have little or no information about their potential to cause cancer. Image Credit : MIT Typically, the detection of DNA damage in cells can predict whether cancer will d...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 04, 2020  2 months ago
A new study shows that bariatric surgery is associated with a distinct reduction in skin-cancer risk, a study shows. This finding can be described as a key piece of evidence that substantiates the connection between weight loss and malignant skin cancer. Dr Magdalena Taube, the first author behind the study and a researcher in molecular and clinical medicine at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of ...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Jan 04, 2020  2 months ago
Authorities in Hong Kong activated a newly created "serious response" level Saturday as fears spread about a mysterious infectious disease that may have been brought back by visitors from  mainland China. Five possible cases have been reported in Hong Kong of a mysterious viral pneumonia that has also infected at least 44 people in Wuhan, an inland city west of Shanghai and about...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 04, 2020  2 months ago
A research study indicates that following the Mediterranean diet may help kidney transplant recipients maintain transplant kidney function. The findings appear in an January 2020  issue of The Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Even with improvements in the survival of transplanted kidneys in the early years after transplantation, loss of kidney function...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 04, 2020  2 months ago
A new study has found that long-term consumption of lingonberry juice lowers high blood pressure and improves the function of blood vessels. Typically at some point in their lives, many people develop elevated blood pressure, even hypertension and functional disturbances in blood vessels related to low-grade inflammation. In addition to drug therapies, nutrition has a key role in the management...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 04, 2020  2 months ago
The research findings of the two studies by  Harvard Medical School, both conducted in animal models, show that bile acids promote the differentiation and activity of several types of T cells involved in regulating inflammation and linked to intestinal inflammatory conditions. They also reveal that gut microbes are critical for converting bile acids into immune-signaling molecules. The resear...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Jan 04, 2020  2 months ago
How different chemical compounds in creams, cosmetics, and other consumer products  trigger allergic reactions in the skin  has remained somewhat mysterious for a long time. Finally a new study suggests the way some chemicals displace natural fats in skin cells may explain how many common ingredients trigger allergic contact dermatitis, and encouragingly, suggests a new way to treat the ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 03, 2020  2 months ago
Health authorities in China on Friday confirmed more cases of a mysterious viral pneumonia that has sparked fears about a resurgence of SARS, the flu-like virus that killed hundreds of people more than a decade ago. The total 44 cases, up from the initial 27 announced Tuesday, include 11 "severe cases," health authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan said in a statemen...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 03, 2020  2 months ago
In a latest development, the European Commission (EC) has approved Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen’s Spravato (esketamine) nasal spray for treatment-resistant major depressive disorder. Spravato or Esketamine is an antagonist of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) glutamate receptor and is similar in composition to illegal drug ketamine; Janssen has a risk management plan related to ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 03, 2020  2 months ago
Cardiac or heart problems are a common development for people with diabetes. In fact, about 35% of people globally are admitted to the hospital for heart failure also have diabetes. Heart failure may be the result of a co-condition, such as hypertension or coronary heart disease, but not always. A new study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Diabetes Mellitus Is an Independent Predictor...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 03, 2020  2 months ago
According to a new research published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, HIV patients lose immunity to smallpox even though they were vaccinated against the disease as children and have had much of their immune system restored with antiretroviral therapy. Termed as  HIV-associated immune amnesia, the finding could explain why people living with HIV still tend to have shorter lives on a...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Jan 03, 2020  2 months ago
Individuals with drug-resistant epilepsy also can have deleterious neuropsychiatric symptoms like anxiety, depression, psychosis and impaired memory. These have negative impacts on quality of life, and there is an unmet need to improve therapy for such patients. Diagnosing and monitoring such neurobehavioral symptoms is challenging because their presentation can overlap with seizures. Dr Sandip...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 03, 2020  2 months ago
Human sperm are influenced by diet, and the effects arise rapidly. This is the conclusion of a study by researchers at Linköping University, in which healthy young men were fed a diet rich in sugar. The study, which has been published in PLOS Biology, gives new insight into the function of sperm, and may in the long term contribute to new diagnostic methods to measure sperm quality. D...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 03, 2020  2 months ago
Supplementing the body with short chain fatty acids can improve stroke recovery, according to research in animal models recently published in JNeurosci. Short chain fatty acid supplementation may be a non-invasive addition to stroke rehabilitation therapies. Post-stroke neuronal plasticity is altered by short-chain fatty acid treatment. Credit: Sadler et al., JNeurosci 2019  ...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Jan 03, 2020  2 months ago
The regulatory drug and  medical device agency, the US FDA has approved an artificial pancreas system based on technology from the University of Virginia Center for Diabetes Technology that automatically monitors and regulates blood glucose levels. Dr Boris Kovatchev, Ph.D., director of the UVA center told Thailand Medical News, "We are excited that our decade-long research, which rec...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 02, 2020  2 months ago
Individuals with active cannabis dependence and abuse were nearly twice as likely to suffer a heart attack after surgery, according to a study led by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital of Unity Health Toronto. The research, published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), also found the pre...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 02, 2020  2 months ago
A new machine learning platform can generate clinically valid alerts for medication errors that might be missed with existing clinical decision support (CDS) systems, according to a study published in the January issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. Dr Ronen Rozenblum, Ph.D., M.P.H., from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues examined the ability ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 02, 2020  2 months ago
Medical researchers from the University of Aberdeen have identified parts of a gene that could open the door to treatment with medical cannabis for millions of people. Despite being promising, the potential of cannabinoids in treating disease, addiction and obesity has been hampered due to the unpredictability of adverse side-effects which can include depression and psychosis. At present there ...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Jan 02, 2020  2 months ago
A new drug that provides the benefits derived from medicinal cannabis without the "high" or other side effects may help to unlock a new treatment for Parkinson's disease. HU-308 is the new drug that lessens devastating involuntary movements called dyskinesias, a side effect from years of treatment for Parkinson's disease. The new research, published in Neurobiology of Disease,...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 02, 2020  2 months ago
Globally, more individuals die from tuberculosis (TB) than any other infectious disease, even though the vast majority were vaccinated. The vaccine just isn't that reliable. But a new Nature study finds that simply changing the way the vaccine is administered could dramatically boost its protective power. Medical researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and t...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Jan 01, 2020  2 months ago
According to new research by University of Alberta, in most cases, your genes have less than five percent to do with your risk of developing a particular disease. The researchers examined two decades of data from studies on the relationships between common gene mutations, also known as single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), and different diseases and conditions in a largest meta-anal...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 01, 2020  2 months ago
Biomedical engineers from University of Connecticut have designed a non-toxic, biodegradable device that can help medication move from blood vessels into brain tissues, a route traditionally blocked by the body's defense mechanisms. The research findings are published in the PNAS Journal.  Typically, blood vessels in the brain are lined by cells fitted together tightly, forming a so-call...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 01, 2020  2 months ago
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System report that accumulating amyloid, an abnormal protein linked to neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) occurred faster among persons deemed to have "objectively-defined subtle cognitive difficulties" (Obj-SCD) than among persons considered to be...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 01, 2020  2 months ago
2020 will herald a new period of increased health and medical incidences in Thailand as a whole and this might seem contradictory to the fact that the amount of medical advances, and even high tech such as AI etc coming on board into the medical industry. With the emergence of the local “lazy economy” due to the tech and startup invasion, not only will food delivery, online shopping...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 31, 2019  2 months ago
A new meta-analysis study led by St. Michael's Hospital of Unity Health Toronto found children who drank whole milk had 40 per cent lower odds of being overweight or obese compared with children who consumed reduced-fat milk. The study findings, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, analyzed 28 studies from seven countries that explored the relationship between child...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 31, 2019  2 months ago
A new preventive treatment for dementia may proceed to clinical trials after successful animal testing. The American-led research is looking to develop effective immunotherapy via a new vaccine to remove 'brain plaque' and tau protein aggregates linked to Alzheimer's disease. Successful results in recent studies in bigenic mice models supports progression to human trials ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 31, 2019  2 months ago
Each year, a lack of vaccination leads to about 1.5 million preventable deaths, primarily in developing nations. One factor that makes vaccination campaigns in those nations more difficult is that there is little infrastructure for storing medical records, so there’s often no easy way to determine who needs a particular vaccine. Researchers from MIT have now developed a novel way to recor...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 31, 2019  2 months ago
Debaucherous evening last night? You’re probably dealing with Veisalgia, the medical term for hangover right now. This unpleasant phenomenon has been dogging humanity since our ancestors first happened upon fermentation. Hangovers happen as your body tries to protect itself from alcohol’s toxic effects.   Nasty vertigo-inducing, cold sweat-promoting and vomit-producing sensation...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 31, 2019  2 months ago
Medical researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered a new organelle inside our cells that helps to prevent cancer by ensuring that genetic material is sorted correctly as cells divide. Dr P. Todd Stukenberg, PhD, of UVA’s Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics & the UVA Cancer Center. Credit: Dan Addison | UVA The study team have conn...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 30, 2019  2 months ago
The US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) declined the approval of the first long-acting, monthly HIV drug called Cabenuva. The regulatory agency’s decision to decline the approval was due to concerns related to the manufacturing and control process, and not due to the safety and effectiveness of the drug. Pharma giant, ViiV Healthcare Ltd., the manufacturer of Cabenuva, told Thailand Me...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 30, 2019  2 months ago
Public Health officials and infectious disease specialists around the world are warning that the deadly Nipah virus which has already caused a stir across South and South East Asia,  could emerge as the next deadly global threat with any new mutations taking place. They said the virus has “serious epidemic potential.” The Nipah virus was identified in 1999 in Singapore and Mala...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 30, 2019  2 months ago
A recent study suggests that some readings from routine blood tests could help identify people at higher risk of disease and death related to disease. Doctors currently use the readings as markers of immune condition and inflammation.   The researchers analyzed 12 years of data from 31,178 participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).   It was found tha...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Dec 30, 2019  2 months ago
Individuals with gum disease (periodontitis) have a greater likelihood of high blood pressure (hypertension), according to a study published today in Cardiovascular Research, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Professor Dr Francesco D'Aiuto of UCL Eastman Dental Institute, UK and senior author told Thailand Medical News, "We observed a linear association ie the...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 30, 2019  2 months ago
Kratom is increasingly being used to manage pain and treat opioid addiction in the US and Europe but it's not safe to use as an herbal supplement, according to new research led by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. Dr William Eggleston, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Binghamton University, had been seeing more and more patients presenting w...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 30, 2019  2 months ago
The US drug regulatory agency,the FDA has approved Ubrelvy (ubrogepant) tablets for the acute (immediate) treatment of migraine with or without aura (a sensory phenomenon or visual disturbance) in adults. Ubrelvy is not indicated for the preventive treatment of migraine. It is the first drug in the class of oral calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor antagonists approved for the acute treatment ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 29, 2019  2 months ago
IceCure Medical, an Israel based company said that it received US regulatory approval to expand the use of its cryoablation technology to treat benign and cancerous tumors in livers and kidneys. The IceCure's treatment platform uses special needles to inject liquid nitrogen to freeze and destroy tumors without the need for surgery. IceCure had initially focused on breast tumors, but now th...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 29, 2019  2 months ago
Toxocariasis is an infection transmitted from animals to humans (zoonosis) caused by the parasitic roundworms commonly found in the intestine of dogs (Toxocara canis) and cats (T. cati). Human toxocariasis (HT), affects close to one-fifth of the world's population and deserves increased attention, a systematic review and meta-analysis suggests. Dr. Ali Rostami of Babol Uni...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 29, 2019  2 months ago
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has innovatively developed tiny subcutaneous implants that can continuously measure a person’s blood glucose, heart rate and other physiological conditions. They developed a new wireless reader that is so sensitive to minute changes in a sensor’s readings that it enables the creation of sub-millimetre microsensors, t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 29, 2019  2 months ago
According to a new study in a large prospective cohort of US radiation technologists, higher cumulative occupational exposure to low-dose radiation is associated with excess additive risk (EAR) of developing cataract. Dr. Mark P. Little of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland told Thailand Medical News, "Our findings, if confirmed, have important implications for clinical sc...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Dec 29, 2019  2 months ago
The American drug regulatory agency, the US FDA has approved two applications for the first generics of Eliquis (apixaban) tablets to reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Apixaban is also indicated for the prophylaxis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which may lead to pulmonary embolism (PE), in patients who have undergone hip or knee repl...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 29, 2019  2 months ago
A new wearable monitoring medical device to make treatments easier and more affordable for the millions of people with swallowing disorders is about to be released into the market. Purdue researchers created wearable technology to help people with swallowing disorders. Credit: Jared Pike/Purdue University Dr Georgia A. Malandraki, an Associate Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 28, 2019  2 months ago
University Of Texas Southwestern researchers report that animal models fed a plant-rich diet are less susceptible to gastrointestinal (GI) infection from a pathogen such as the one currently under investigation for a widespread E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce. A strain of E. coli known as EHEC, which causes debilitating and potentially deadly inflammation in the colon ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 28, 2019  2 months ago
Researchers from the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) Russia, Center for Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering (CDISE) have recently developed a MRI-based adolescent intelligence prediction platform. For the first time ever, the Skoltech scientists used ensemble methods based on deep learning 3-D networks to deal with this challenging prediction task. The ...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Dec 28, 2019  2 months ago
Medical researchers from the University of Toronto have identified a key protein that supports the growth of many colorectal cancers. The study, which is published in the Journal of Cell Biology, reveals that a protein called Importin-11 transports the cancer-causing protein βcatenin into the nucleus of colon cancer cells, where it can drive cell proliferation. Inhibiting this transport ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 28, 2019  2 months ago
A recent study revealed that one dose of the HPV vaccine may prevent infection from the potential cancer-causing virus, according to research published in JAMA Network Open from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). More than 34,800 new cancer diagnoses are linked to human papillomavirus (HPV) annually just in America alone according to the Cen...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 28, 2019  2 months ago
Japanese researchers from Riken BioResource Research Center have identified a protein that transports essential amino acids across the placenta and its critical contribution to normal embryonic development in mammals. Typically, the placenta provides a supportive environment for developing mammalian fetuses. One of its most important roles is to supply nutrients, including amino acids, from the...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 28, 2019  2 months ago
A new study by researchers from University Of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) revealed a new way to predict which patients with "stable" heart failure ie those who have heart injury but do not require hospitalization, have a higher risk of dying within one to three years. Although people with stable heart failure have similar characteristics, some have rapid disease progression while othe...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 27, 2019  2 months ago
Medical researchers from Edith Cowan University, Australia have found that a chronic disease affecting up to 80 per cent of overweight people may be causing an iron deficiency that simply leaves them too tired to get off the couch. The incidence of fatty liver disease globally is about 25% or 1 of of 4 adults and is often associated with being overweight or obese. If left untreat...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 27, 2019  2 months ago
Medical tattooing is a critical reconstructive component in women following mastectomy. recently, novel three-dimensional tattooing techniques mimicking depth by using light and shadow principles have allowed for aesthetically superior results. Three-dimensional tattoos offer a new alternative for creating a natural-looking nipple after breast reconstruction. For most women, accessing th...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 27, 2019  2 months ago
A research team led by INRS Professor Dr Patrick Labonté has identified the role of a key process in the replication cycle of the hepatitis D virus, an infection that is still very difficult to cure and affects 15 to 20 million people worldwide. HDV or hepatitis D virus has a specific target: it infects only people carrying the hepatitis B virus (HBV). As with other co-infections, the co...
Source: Thailand Medical news  Dec 27, 2019  2 months ago
CANCER  A new study shows that Proton therapy leads to significantly lower risk of side effects severe enough to lead to unplanned hospitalizations for cancer patients when compared with traditional radiation, while cure rates between the two groups are almost identical. The study findings come from an expanded analysis of the largest review of its kind, performed by researchers in the Pe...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 27, 2019  2 months ago
CANCER NEWS  A collated analysis of nine prospective studies involving more than 760,000 adults finds that recommended amounts of leisure-time physical activity were linked to a lower risk for seven cancers, with several cancer types having a 'dose/response' relationship. The research study was led by investigators at the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, and...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 26, 2019  2 months ago
A new investigational cancer drug that targets tumors caused by mutations in the KRAS gene will be evaluated in phase 2 clinical trials, following promising safety and efficacy results in preliminary human studies and excellent results in animal studies. The drug, developed by Amgen and currently referred to as AMG 510, is the first therapy to reach clinical trials that inhibits a mutant KRAS prot...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 26, 2019  2 months ago
Biotech News Biotech researchers at Scripps Research in Jupiter, Florida have developed a special molecular switch that could be embedded into gene therapies to allow doctors to control dosing. The biotech feat, reported in the scientific journal Nature Biotechnology, offers gene therapy designers what may be the first viable technique for adjusting the activity levels of their th...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 26, 2019  2 months ago
MolecuLight, a Toronto-based healthtech startup has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its handheld medical device used for detecting infected wounds through fluorescence imaging, called i:X. The approval means the healthtech startup can now market and sell its medical device in the United States for its intended purpose. This regulatory clearance will also assis...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 26, 2019  2 months ago
A new sequencing-based blood test can pick up infections among pediatric cancer patients three days before they become ill, a new pilot cohort study has found. Infections are common, yet life-threatening complications that affect immuno-compromised cancer patients. A new pilot study by researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital evaluated the sensitivity and specificity of mic...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Dec 26, 2019  2 months ago
Pharma Industry News Roche and Sarepta have signed a legal deal providing Roche exclusive commercial rights to SRP-9001 (AAVrh74.MHCK7.micro-dystrophin), Sarepta’s investigational gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), outside the United States. Under the terms of the deal, Sarepta will receive US$1.15 billion in an upfront payment and an equity investment; up to $1.7 billion ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 26, 2019  2 months ago
Medical researchers at the University of Toronto have discovered how a brief disruption to a molecular pathway in the guts of animal models before they are born can compromise adult immunity to a common and often deadly intestinal virus. The study team found that in utero inhibition of molecular signaling in the ‘lymphotoxin pathway,’ long known as important in the development of th...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 26, 2019  2 months ago
In a new review article published in the Dec. 26 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine neuroscientist Dr Mark Mattson, Ph.D., concludes that intermittent fasting and time restricted eating not only has many medical and health merits but should be adopted regimen of a healthy lifestyle. Dr Mattson, who has studied the health impact of intermittent fa...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 25, 2019  2 months ago
It was reported that a skin-lightening cream from Mexico that contained toxic mercury left a California woman with significant central nervous system damage, doctors report in a case study. Whats more alarming is that after the report, more media outlets are reporting that similar creams that are being made in China are finding its way all around the world from South-East Asia, India, Japan, Austr...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 25, 2019  2 months ago
The Staph (Staphylococcus) bacteria, is the leading cause of potentially dangerous skin infections, are most feared for the drug-resistant strains that have become a serious threat to public health. Attempts to develop a vaccine against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have failed to outsmart the superbug's ubiquity and adaptability to antibiotics. However a new ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 25, 2019  2 months ago
According to a review published in JAMA Oncology Journal, the use of acupuncture and/or acupressure is associated with reduced cancer pain and decreased use of analgesics Dr Yihan He, Ph.D., from the Second Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine in China, and colleagues conducted a systematic literature review to identify randomized clinical trials (RCTs)...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 25, 2019  2 months ago
Most individuals under 60 who develop gastric or stomach cancer have a "genetically and clinically distinct" disease, new Mayo Clinic research has discovered. Compared to stomach cancer in older adults, this new, early onset form often grows and spreads more quickly, has a worse prognosis, and is more resistant to traditional chemotherapy treatments, the study finds. The research was pub...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 25, 2019  2 months ago
Researchers from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore have found an easier way to harvest healing factors ie molecules that promote tissue growth and regeneration, from adult stem cells. Currently, scientists 'pre-condition' adult stem cells to secrete healing factors by putting them in a low-oxygen chamber or by using biochemicals or genetic engineering. The NTU ...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Dec 25, 2019  2 months ago
According to a new pilot study, a diet low in fat and high in egg whites could be the key to boosting male fertility The new research, by Dr. Karma Pearce from the University of South Australia in collaboration with fertility specialist Prof Dr Kelton Tremellen, Repromed, and Flinders University, presents a direct link between diet and testosterone, showing that what men eat could affect the...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 24, 2019  2 months ago
Onco-genetic investigators from the Brigham And Women’s Hospital by leveraging advancements in nanotechnology, have found that restoring p53 not only delays the growth of p53-deficient liver and lung cancer cells but may also make tumors more vulnerable to cancer drugs known as mTOR inhibitors. p53 In recent preclinical experiments, investigators restored p53 using synthetic mRNA nanopart...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 24, 2019  2 months ago
At the moment, from a statistic perspective, Alzheimer's affects one-in-ten adults over the age of 65 a number that is expected to triple by 2030. The need to find a cure is extremely critical. There might be a glimmer of hope now. A research team headed by Dr Hervé Bercovier, Dr Charles Greenblatt and Dr Benjamin Klein at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU)'s Department of M...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 24, 2019  2 months ago
Though immune checkpoint inhibitors are important medications that boost the immune system's response against certain cancer, they tend to be ineffective against glioblastoma, the most deadly primary brain tumor in adults. New research in animal models led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the University of Florida reveals a promising strategy that makes glioblastoma...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 24, 2019  2 months ago
Medical researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have deciphered the diabetogenic role of a certain type of calcium channel in insulin-secreting beta cells. The researchers believe that blockade of these channels could be a potential new treatment strategy for diabetes. The recent study is published in the scientific journal PNAS. The CaV3.1 channels have a marginal role in healthy ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 24, 2019  2 months ago
A simple and common cardiac blood test done before surgery can predict who will experience adverse outcomes after most types of surgery, says an international study led by Hamilton Health Sciences, Ontario researchers. Worldwide, of the 280 million adults who undergo major surgery, 18 percent will experience serious cardiac and vascular complications including death within 30 day...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 24, 2019  2 months ago
Medical researchers from Icahn School Of Medicine, Mount Sinai say a new hair growth discovery might help men keep their locks for a lifetime. The new insight involves a structure lying within the hair follicle. Lead researcher Dr. Michael Rendl, an associate director of the Black Family Stem Cell Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in New York City told Thailand Medi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 24, 2019  2 months ago
Genomic and medical researchers at The University of Western Australia, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and Curtin University have made a fundamental discovery about of the regulation of genes in mitochondria, providing a new insight into potential drug targets for diseases that involve energy loss. The new research, published in Science Advances, was led by UWA's Professor...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 24, 2019  2 months ago
New research involving detailed data analysis based on data from the America’s Women's Health Initiative found a potential inverse association between dietary magnesium and fatal coronary heart disease in postmenopausal women. The study, which also showed a trend between magnesium and sudden cardiac death in this population, is published in Journal of Women's Health. Dr Charl...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 23, 2019  2 months ago
Researchers from the State University of New Jersey (Rutgers) are reporting a dramatic increase in teen use and overdoses from benzodiazepine. The total number of teens taking and overdosing from benzodiazepines, commonly prescribed anxiety medications, has risen dramatically over the past decade, according to a national study coauthored by Rutgers researchers. The collaborative research, ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 23, 2019  2 months ago
Most of the time, getting an ultrasound is a relatively easy procedure for most people, as a technician gently presses a probe against a patient’s skin, sound waves generated by the probe travel through the skin, bouncing off muscle, fat, and other soft tissues before reflecting back to the probe, which detects and translates the waves into an image of what lies beneath.Normal ultrasound doe...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 23, 2019  2 months ago
As a result of recent disappointments over clinical trials targeting amyloid plaque build-up in Alzheimer’s disease, researchers now are focusing more attention on misfolded tau protein, another culprit in brain diseases that cause dementia. A new study published in Science Translational Medicine finds that targeting abnormal tau through the suppression of a gene called MSUT2 (mam...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Dec 23, 2019  2 months ago
Researchers from University Of California, Davis (UC Davis) in a new study found that the louder people talk, the more airborne particles they emit, making loudness a potential factor in spreading airborne diseases. The study, led by chemical engineering Ph.D. student Dr Sima Asadi in Professor William Ristenpart’s group, looked at particle emission during speech as a function of loudness, a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 23, 2019  2 months ago
An inexpensive and fast yet sensitive technique to detect cancer markers is bringing researchers closer to a "liquid biopsy"- a test using a small sample of blood or serum to detect cancer, rather than the invasive tissue sampling routinely used for diagnosis. Medical researchers at the University of Illinois developed a method to capture and count cancer-associated microRNAs, or tiny...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Dec 23, 2019  2 months ago
Researchers from University Of California, Los Angeles have now reported to Thailand Medical News that they have devised a diagnostic blood test that can quickly and sensitively diagnoses Lyme disease at its early stages. More 300,000 cases of Lyme disease, which is caused by the tick-borne bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, are diagnosed in the U.S. each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Dis...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 22, 2019  2 months ago
Numerous past studies have long found a correlation between obesity in children and decreased executive function. A New research published in JAMA Pediatrics, based on data mined from a massive national research study, suggests that a change in brain structure: a thinner prefrontal cortex,may help explain that interrelationship. Dr Jennifer Laurent, an associate professor in the Department...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 22, 2019  2 months ago
Medical researchers identify possible link between cannabis use and detrimental structural changes to heart. Regular cannabis use could affect the structure and function of the heart, research led by a team at Queen Mary University of London suggests. By analyzing MRI images from the UK Biobank population study, the team identified an association between regular cannabis use and ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 22, 2019  2 months ago
Consuming watermelon in the form of powdered supplements helped adult obese mice avoid some detrimental health effects of an unhealthy diet, according to a new Oregon State University study. The new study was published in the Journal of Nutrition. An important next step in this research would be a human clinical trial, said study co-author Dr Neil Shay, professor of food science in OSU...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 22, 2019  2 months ago
According to a new study at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the University of Oxford in the UK, Glutamine could help people with obesity reduce inflammation of fat tissue and reduce fat mass,  The researchers also show how glutamine levels can alter gene expression in several different cell types. However, more research is needed before glutamine supplementation may be recommended as a tr...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 22, 2019  2 months ago
The anticlotting agent Heparin is frequently employed to mitigate the risk of clot formation in the leg veins following surgery, to treat venous thromboses and to prevent thrombotic occlusions of arteries in patients at risk for heart attacks. However, the agent can also lead to a reduction in the numbers of thrombocytes (otherwise known as platelets) in the bloodstream, an effect known as heparin...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 22, 2019  2 months ago
A detailed collation that can lead to a comprehensive map of genes necessary for cancer survival is one step closer, following the validation of the two largest CRISPR-Cas9 genetic screens in 725 cancer models, across 25 different cancer types. Scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard compared the consistency of the two datasets, independently verifyin...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 22, 2019  2 months ago
Thailand Diabetes In a study of the first kind, medical  scientists have been able to observe people developing Type 2 diabetes and confirmed that fat over-spills from the liver into the pancreas, triggering the chronic condition. The new research, led by Professor Roy Taylor at Newcastle University, UK, is published in the academic journal, Cell Metabolism. The research involved a ...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 21, 2019  2 months ago
Hepatic steatosis or fatty liver disease which develops when the body produces too much fat or doesn't metabolize fat efficiently enough, affects around 25% of the global population. Excess fat is stored in liver cells, where it accumulates and can cause fatty liver and other diseases. A new research study just published in the journal Cell Reports, reveals for the first time that SIRT...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 21, 2019  2 months ago
Prostate Cancer According to a new University College of London-led computer modelling study, nearly one in six deaths from prostate cancer could be prevented if targeted screening was introduced for men at a higher genetic risk of the disease. Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men with around 1.3 million new cases diagnosed globally each year and more than 400,000 men a yea...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 21, 2019  2 months ago
Novartis, the Swiss pharmaceutical company is preparing to give away 100 doses of the world's most expensive drug, which treats a rare childhood disorder, through a special recipient selection process. The pharmaceutical giant announced this week that starting next month, its AveXis unit will begin distributing doses of Zolgensma, a one-time gene treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, also ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 21, 2019  2 months ago
Medical researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have made several novel discoveries in the field of spinal cord injuries (SCI) and most recently, the team led by Dr Xiao-Ming Xu, Ph.D., has been working to determine how to activate movement after a spinal cord injury at the ninth thoracic level, where nerve fibers from the brain down to the spinal cord are interrupted. Instead of focu...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 21, 2019  2 months ago
Thailand Supplements  A new study by the University Of Oxford shows that taking Vitamin D alone does not prevent bone fractures. Instead older individuals have to take both calcium and Vitamin D together to see actual effects of curbing the risk of a bone fracture, the new study concludes. The detailed analysis of 28 past studies found that older adults with higher blood levels of vitamin...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 21, 2019  2 months ago
Patients suffering from breast cancer who take the dietary supplements known as antioxidants, as well as iron, vitamin B12, and omega-3 fatty acids, during chemotherapy may be at increased risk of disease recurrence and death, according to new study results appearing in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Researchers from the SWOG Cancer Research Network, a cancer clinical trials network fun...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 21, 2019  2 months ago
A new oncological research study conducted by  the Wistar Institute demonstrated that NAMPT, an enzyme critical for NAD+ biosynthesis, mediates selection of stem-like chemoresistant cells following cisplatin treatment. Researchers showed that a combination of cisplatin treatment with pharmacological inhibition of NAMPT suppresses the outgrowth of resistant cancer cells in vitro and prolongs s...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 20, 2019  2 months ago
According to new research, eating two apples a day has been shown to help keep cholesterol down and fight heart disease risk In a study paper published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a team of scientists led by the University of Reading in collaboration with the Fondazione Edmund Mach (FEM) Institute, Italy found that eating apples which were rich in fibre and compounds cal...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 20, 2019  2 months ago
An objective way of measuring flavanol intake has been developed, which could help nutritional experts assess the link between these compounds and their health benefits at scale. Researchers from the University of Reading, the University of California Davis and Mars, Incorporated have, In the first study of its kind published in Nature Scientific Reports, identified and validated the first...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 20, 2019  2 months ago
New research show that  in laboratory experiments, a metabolic inhibitor was able to kill a variety of human cancer cells of the skin, breast, lung, cervix and soft tissues through a non-apoptotic route called catastrophic macropinocytosis. In animal model  xenograft studies, the inhibitor acted synergistically with a common chemotherapy drug, cyclophosphamide, to reduce tumor&nb...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 20, 2019  2 months ago
Cycling and walking to work were associated with fewer heart attacks across 43 million adults in England, according to a new national study. Co-authored by Alistair and Jonny Brownlee, Olympic-medal winning triathletes and alumni of the University of Leeds, the research suggests that active travel could provide important health benefits. In places where walking or cycling to work were...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 20, 2019  2 months ago
OVFs or Osteoporotic vertebral fractures are a prevalent skeletal condition in the elderly, occurring due to a net loss in bone density with the inevitable onset of aging. Unfortunately, they are largely under-diagnosed until detected by clinicians through radiological scans. These fractures have a huge impact on daily lifestyle as the spine is responsible for bodily movements and stability. Howev...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Dec 20, 2019  2 months ago
President Trump's administration unveiled a plan Wednesday to allow imports of lower-priced prescription drugs from Canada and other countries, but it was opposed by Ottawa, which said the scheme threatened its own medicine stocks.   Typically, Americans spend an average of $1,200 on prescription drugs per year, more than in any other country in the world and the US president ...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Dec 20, 2019  2 months ago
White collar  workers who spend long hours on the job are more likely to have high blood pressure, including a type that can go undetected during a routine medical appointment, according to a new study published today in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension. Hypertension or high blood pressure affects nearly 30 per cent of adults globally aged 18 and older and is ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 19, 2019  2 months ago
CBT or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for patients with social anxiety not only helps to reduce anxiety levels but also seems to protect against accelerated cellular ageing, a study involving researchers at Karolinska Institutet published in the journal Translational Psychiatry reports. Lead author Dr Kristoffer Månsson, researcher at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at Ka...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 19, 2019  2 months ago
More than half of American adults will be obese within a decade and one-quarter will be severely so, a new report predicts. The new study corrects for a weakness in previous estimates that may have made the problem seem not as big as it really is. Those estimates often relied on national health surveys and people tend to understate their weight in those. The  research used a deca...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 19, 2019  2 months ago
Medical researchers at Children's Medical Center Research Institute at University Of Texas Southwestern (CRI) have uncovered why certain melanoma cells are more likely to spread through the body. The discovery opens up a potential new avenue of treatment and could be used to help reduce the proportion of patients who progress from stage 3 melanoma to more-deadly stage 4 cancer. Dr. Sean Mor...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 19, 2019  2 months ago
University of Southampton and University Of Cambridge researchers have developed a new technique to analyze biochemical changes unique to Huntington's disease. The breakthrough has the potential to lead to the improved diagnosis of disease onset and possibly better ways to track the effects of new treatments. Typically, huntington's disease damages nerve cells in the brain and typically...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 19, 2019  2 months ago
Genome and oncology researchers have identified a genetic signature with prognostic value for certain kinds of breast cancer. The discovery also contributes to a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms of pathological angiogenesis, the aberrant proliferation of blood vessels that occurs during cancer and other diseases. The new research combined a study of the genes involved in retinop...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 19, 2019  2 months ago
A pharmaceutical drug used to treat and prevent HIV/AIDS is showing promise as a potential therapy for Alzheimer's disease, and Vanderbilt University biochemist Dr F. Peter Guengerich, Ph.D., is aiding efforts to make this approach to improving memory and cognitive function even better. Dr Guengerich and colleagues at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, rep...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 19, 2019  2 months ago
It was announced yesterday by the World Health Organization (WHO) that it had for the first time approved a "biosimilar" medicine, one derived from living sources rather than chemicals, to make breast cancer treatment affordable to women globally. The drug Trastuzumab has shown "high efficacy" in curing early stage breast cancer and in some cases more advanced forms of the d...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 19, 2019  2 months ago
Research led by Monash University Professor Dr Eric Morand  offers the first real hope for the treatment of lupus, a disease which affects 1.6 million people in the US and more than 5.4 million globally, 89% women and for which there is no cure. The study findings were published in the New England Journal Of Medicine (NEJM). The results are of an international, three-year, Phase 3 trial of...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 18, 2019  2 months ago
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an antioxidant found in the green tea plant could become key to tackling tuberculosis one day, a team of international scientists led by Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore has found. Through laboratory investigations, the team led by NTU Professor Dr Gerhard Grüber discovered how the prominent compound, known as epigallocatechin g...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 18, 2019  2 months ago
Researchers from Tulane University, New Orleans have for the first time  assessed the impact on the risk of heart or blood vessel problems from the combination of sleep patterns and genetic susceptibility to cardiovascular disease. The study, which is published in the European Heart Journal, found that even if people had a high genetic risk of heart disease or stroke, this...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 18, 2019  2 months ago
Utilizing lipidomics, a technique that measures the composition of blood lipids at a molecular level, and articifial intelligence (AI), researchers at Lund University in Sweden have identified a blood lipid profile that improves the possibility to assess, several years in advance, the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The blood lipid profile can also be linked to a certain diet and degree of phy...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 18, 2019  2 months ago
Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center describe in Nature Immunology an entirely new molecular process  that triggers T cell-driven inflammation and causes different autoimmune diseases. The team say their data have implications for Multiple Sclerosis, Type 1 diabetes and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. It also will help efforts to find better treatments for au...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 18, 2019  2 months ago
Although weight gain and diet have long been known to shuffle the population of gut microbiome,  more recently, studies have also connected weight gain and diet to changes in the intestinal endocannabinoid system (eCB), a complex network of metabolites and receptors that help regulate appetite and metabolism, among other chores. A new study in mSystems, an open-access journal of the Amer...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 18, 2019  2 months ago
According to a new study led by researchers at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) or acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who are treated with anthracyclines are at a heightened risk of heart failure, most often within one year of exposure to the chemotherapy treatment. To assist in identifying a patient's risk for heart f...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 18, 2019  2 months ago
A recent study published in Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology details the first study of its kind in the U.S. to examine the use of genicular artery embolization (GAE) for extended treatment of knee pain caused by osteoarthritis (OA). Principal investigator of the study, Dr Ari Isaacson, MD, clinical associate professor of vascular and interventional radiology in the Unive...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 18, 2019  2 months ago
Chillies is a common ingredient in Italians kitchens, and over the centuries, it has been praised for its supposed therapeutic virtues. Now, an Italian study shows that people who consume it on a regular basis have an all-cause mortality risk 23 percent lower than those who do not consume it. The study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), was conduct...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 18, 2019  2 months ago
According to researchers from the University of South Australia, the US$3.2 billion industry to help people lose weight through artificial sweeteners may be contributing to type 2 diabetes. A recently published review led by Professor Dr Peter Clifton from University Of South Australia, reveals that people who use low-calorie sweeteners (LCS) are more likely to gain weight, the exact ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 18, 2019  2 months ago
A key goal of tuberculosis (TB) research is to find a way to treat people with the latent (or inactive) form of the disease to keep them from developing symptomatic TB. A breakthrough study using a new animal model developed for this purpose showed a combination of two classes of antibiotics can wipe out this hidden threat. The study was published in the American Journal for Respiratory Clini...
Source: Thailand Medical news  Dec 17, 2019  2 months ago
Pharmaceuticals giant Roche said it had received the necessary approval from competition authorities to acquire US gene-therapy group Spark, after the two companies reached a multibillion-dollar deal earlier this year. Incorporated in 2013, Spark Therapeutics specialises in a new and growing segment of medicine for genetic diseases such as blindness, haemophilia, and neurodegenerative...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 17, 2019  2 months ago
Associate Professor of pharmacology, Dr Bradley McConnell from University of Houston is helping usher in a new age of cardiac pacemakers by using stem cells found in fat, converting them to heart cells, and reprogramming those to act as biologic pacemaker cells. He is reporting his work in the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology. The new biologic pacemaker-like cell will be useful as...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 17, 2019  2 months ago
A new research study shows that Air pollution is associated with detrimental effects on human health, including increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Research published (December 15, 2019) in The Journal of Physiology by researchers at The University of Manchester shows that the knowledge we have about how air pollution harms the hearts of marine species can be applied to humans, a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 17, 2019  2 months ago
Collated data from over two dozen nutrition studies show that while sugar-sweetened drinks are linked to elevated blood pressure, healthier foods that contain some sugars do not share the same relationship and in fact may have a protective association when it comes to high blood pressure, according to University of Toronto researchers. Findings showed that sugar-sweetened beverages were linked ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 17, 2019  2 months ago
Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests there is a link between bacteria that live in the upper airway and the severity of asthma symptoms among children with mild to moderate asthma. The research raises the possibility that the airway's microbiome could have a causal role in the severity of asthma symptoms. The research paves the way for future stud...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 16, 2019  2 months ago
Lipsticks are the most important component in a woman’s make-up kit. No make-up kit is complete without one (or a few, considering the different shades and brands). They no doubt add beauty to your pout.   Beauty but at what cost? Lipsticks come with some unavoidable side-effects to one's health, thanks to its manufacturing materials. Women wear lipstick when they leave home ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 16, 2019  2 months ago
AWAK Technologies, a Singapore-based medical startup focused on dialysis using regeneration technology for end-stage kidney diseases, has raised US$40 million in an oversubscribed financing round. The company’s products are expected to disrupt the global dialysis industry that is worth more than US$ 80 billion a year. AWAK's PD (Peritoneal Dialysis) wearable device eliminates the curr...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 16, 2019  2 months ago
Japan based Medical Device Giant, Nihon Kohden that has offices in the US, Europe and other parts Of Asia  is launching a new patient vital signs monitor specifically designed to extend monitoring capabilities to outpatient facilities and to patient beds that typically wouldn’t have continuous vital signs monitors. The medical device lets clinicians quickly take readings on blood oxygen...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 16, 2019  2 months ago
Contrary to popular believe that all plant phytochemicals are healthy and good for the human body, there is a class of phytochemicals known as phytoestrogens that are not only endocrine disruptors but they can also increase risk of certain cancers. One such phytoestrogen is Coumestrol which is found in clover and alfalfa. It has garnered research interest because of its estrogenic a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 16, 2019  2 months ago
Strains of mycobacteria that do not cause tuberculosis but do cause lung infections are becoming more virulent and spreading fast according to a new study. Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are rampant in the natural environment and are inhaled by most people. Among these, the Mycobacterium avium complex is the most commonly found, but there are over 160 different species of them and no...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 16, 2019  2 months ago
Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and Crohn’s disease and other autoimmune disorders plague tens of millions of individuals worldwide and are the result of the body’s immune system, whose role is to fight against disease-causing pathogens, turning against itself. Although several new drugs designed to fight these diseases are now available,the downside is that some of these drugs, a cl...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 16, 2019  2 months ago
Customers of Cigna Insurance would be glad to know that the company will start using artificial intelligence (AI) to track patients' drug intake and assess whether they are complying with their prescribed treatment for chronic diseases including diabetes and heart conditions. The surveillance tool, called Health Connect 360, was created by Express Scripts, the pharmacy benefits manager...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 16, 2019  2 months ago
Females who use certain types of hormones after menopause still have an increased risk of developing breast cancer nearly two decades after they stop taking the pills, long-term results from a big federal study suggest. Although the risk is very small, doctors say a new generation of women entering menopause now may not be aware of landmark findings from 2002 that tied higher breast c...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 15, 2019  2 months ago
Scientists from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane have discovered a potential new cancer immunotherapy target that involves switching off a regulatory cell to stop tumors growing and spreading. The new study findings have been published today in Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Associate Professor Dr Michele Teng, senior resear...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 15, 2019  2 months ago
Most men are not aware that erectile dysfunction or the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for sex can be an early warning sign of current or future heart disease. The same process that creates heart disease also may cause erectile dysfunction, only earlier.   Previously the buildup of plaques in the arteries of your body (atherosclerosis) was believed to be the rea...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 15, 2019  2 months ago
According to the results of a new study by  the University at Buffalo, individuals who ate a Western diet high in red and processed meat, fried food, refined grains and high-fat dairy were three times more likely to develop an eye condition that damages the retina and affects a person's central vision.This condition is called late-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is an ir...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 15, 2019  2 months ago
Thailand Medical News has taken the pleasure of collating various new studies that show Vitamin K’s ability to promote healthy blood sugar metabolism. There’s no cure for type II diabetes. But there is new hope for millions of adults living with it.1 Recent research has shown that vitamin K plays an important role in glucose metabolism. That can help diabetics avoid...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 15, 2019  2 months ago
A new study conducted by researchers from The College of Public Health of Qingdao University, China, involving populations both in China and US found that an inverse association exists between dietary carotenoid intakes and hypertension in adults. The recommended total carotenoids intake is at least 100 μg/kg per day for the general adult population. Dr Li Zhaoying, co auther of the study to...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 15, 2019  2 months ago
Individuals who take long naps during the day or sleep nine or more hours at night may have an increased risk of stroke, according to a study published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Also, individuals who took a regular midday nap lasting more than 90 minutes were 25 percent more likely to later have a stroke than people who took a regular...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 14, 2019  2 months ago
Medical researchers from the University of Adelaide, Australia have made significant advances in developing a novel vaccine against Zika virus, which could potentially lead to global elimination of the disease. The university’s virology team, led by Professor Eric Gowans and Dr. Branka Grubor-Bauk based at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research and supported by The H...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 14, 2019  2 months ago
Medical and imaging researchers have taken a critical step toward developing a non-invasive nuclear medicine technique that can predict the effectiveness of therapy for cancerous tumors, allowing for personalized, precision treatment. The study is featured in the December issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. The 89Zr-immuno-PET is a noninvasive, whole-body imaging technique with the p...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 14, 2019  2 months ago
Latest research  published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation suggest that specific immune T cells from people with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) show disruptions in the way they produce energy. The research was supported by the National Institutes of Health. Dr Vicky Whittemore, Ph.D., program director at NIH’s National Institute of Neurological D...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 14, 2019  2 months ago
Combined analysis of three phase 1 and 2 clinical trials published online ahead of print in the journal Lancet Oncology show that the drug entrectinib is effective and well-tolerated against advanced ROS1 and NTRK fusion-positive non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC). Results of the trials STARTRK-1 (NCT02097810), STARTRK-2 (NCT02568267), and ALKA, show 77 percent response rate to entrectinib in 53 ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 14, 2019  2 months ago
Medical scientists have known for decades that aerobic exercise strengthens the brain and contributes to the growth of new neurons, but few studies have examined how yoga affects the brain. A recent review of the science finds evidence that yoga enhances many of the same brain structures and functions that benefit from aerobic exercise. The detailed review, published in the journal Brain Plasti...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 14, 2019  2 months ago
Researchers from University Of Toronto have developed a new hypothesis that may hold the key to solving four medical mysteries associated with the chronic brain disorder, Schizophrenia.   The four unsolved mysteries around schizophrenia have long plagued the medical community, but a new hypothesis identifying a common link between them and an almost forgotten epidemic of a disease called pe...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 14, 2019  2 months ago
Time-Restricted eating is becoming the buzzword in the diet, nutrition and now the medical industry as well as more and more clinical studies are showing the health merits of its protocol. Compared to Intermittent fasting which is more difficult for people to adhere to, time-restricted eating is easier and safer. A new study published in the journal Cell Metabolism confirms the...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 13, 2019  2 months ago
Researchers from Duke University have developed a new saliva tests to detect mouth and throat cancers. For a long time now, cancers that occur in the back of the mouth and upper throat are often not diagnosed until they become advanced, partly because their location makes them difficult to see during routine clinical exams. The research team utilized acoustofluidics, a new non-invasive method that...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 13, 2019  2 months ago
A new Penn State study suggests that lack of hydration in older adults may also relate to cognitive performance, not just the typical effects of feeling sluggish and having a headache. The medical researchers investigated whether hydration levels and water intake among older adults was related with their scores on several tests designed to measure cognitive function. They fo...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 13, 2019  2 months ago
An British analysis of records from primary care practices in the country found that many children with kidney disease are prescribed medications that may be toxic to their kidneys. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of CJASN, suggest that research is needed to determine whether these medications are necessary and appropriate, or if alternatives could be prescribed instead. Fo...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 13, 2019  2 months ago
To date, the the herpes simplex virus, commonly known as the cold sore virus, is a devious microbe that is hard to destroy and eradicate in infected humans. The virus enters the body through regions lined with mucous membranes ie mouth, nose and genitals but quickly establishes lifelong viral hideouts inside nerve cells. After initial infection, the virus lurks dormant only to be...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 13, 2019  2 months ago
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH),which is basically  high blood pressure in the lungs,  is a potentially fatal disease caused by obstruction of blood flow in the lungs. A new study in The American Journal of Pathology sheds light on the pathology underlying PAH and shows that dofetilide, an FDA-approved KV11.1 channel blocker for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias (brand...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 13, 2019  2 months ago
Results from a Phase III clinical trial  reported in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented concurrently at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) 2019 show the combination of the investigational drug tucatinib with standard of care treatment including the drugs trastuzumab and capecitabine nearly tripled one-year progression-free survival (33 percent vs. 12 perc...
Source: Thailand Medical New  Dec 13, 2019  2 months ago
A type of artificial intelligence, deep learning,  can boost the power of MRI in predicting attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published in the journal Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. Researchers said the approach could also have applications for other neurological conditions.  Human brains are basically complex sets of networks. Advances in functi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 13, 2019  2 months ago
Worldwide, an estimated 30% of adults experience insomnia, and a new study by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons suggests that diet may be partly to blame. The study found that postmenopausal women who consumed a diet high in refined carbohydrates particularly added sugars were more likely to develop insomnia. Females  whose diet in...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 12, 2019  2 months ago
American consumers seeking cheaper, faster access to antibiotics are apparently consuming antibiotics intended for treating fish and aquaculture rather than humans, according to research presented at the ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) 54th Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition. Currently, there are shortages of various antibiotics in the US and prices of antibiotics are ext...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 12, 2019  3 months ago
A study of human cells and tissues by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and the University of Bologna, Italy has shown that Nano-sized vesicles released by certain bacteria that inhabit the vagina may protect against HIV infection. Typically known as extracellular vesicles, these bubble-like particles are produced by many kinds of cells and are thought to transport molecules...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 12, 2019  3 months ago
Researchers led by Dr Benoît Chassaing, Inserm researcher at Institut Cochin (Inserm/CNRS/Université de Paris), have a developed a vaccine for animals that modify the the composition and function of the gut microbiota, providing protection against the onset of chronic inflammatory bowel diseases and certain metabolic disorders, such as diabetes and obesity. Their next step is to devel...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 12, 2019  3 months ago
More than 100 million individuals worldwide are affected by Psoriasis a skin disorder. Its economic impact is more than $10 billion annually in the U.S. alone. Affected skin becomes thickened, red, and covered with silvery scales, while changes to the nails and deforming inflammation of the joints may also occur in up to one-third of affected individuals. The underlying cause of psoriasis remains ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 12, 2019  3 months ago
According to a new study by Loughborough University,England, Fish oil supplements can significantly improve 'night vision'. The researchers  wanted to know whether docosahexanoic acid (DHA), a polyunsaturated fatty acid found in fish oils, improved 'dark adaptation capabilities'  ie the process the eyes go through when adjusting to new light levels.   Doc...
Source: Thailand Medical   Dec 12, 2019  3 months ago
560 million people or 8% of the world population comprising mostly of East Asians from countries like China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Hong Kong are at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer due to a  presence of a mutated gene. The risk is even aggravated by alcohol consumption. According to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine, a common mutation in a key...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 12, 2019  3 months ago
Researchers from Queensland University of Technology, Australia (QUT) have discovered that a drug used to treat high blood pressure may alleviate anxiety induced by long-term heavy alcohol use, and also halt the damage such drinking can cause to the brain’s ability to grow new cells. The research findings, from a study conducted in adult mice, have been published in the journal Frontie...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 12, 2019  3 months ago
A team of  international medical scientists led by the University of Bath have made drug-like molecules inspired by a chemical found in a tropical flower, that they say could in the future help to treat deadly pancreatic cancer. Medical researchers from the University of Bath have made three new molecules similar to Grandifloracin, a chemical found in the tropical Thai plant Uvar...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 12, 2019  3 months ago
Medical researchers from Australia and the US have discovered and identified the genetic cause of a previously unknown human autoinflammatory disease. The scientific team determined that the autoinflammatory disease, which they termed CRIA (cleavage-resistant RIPK1-induced autoinflammatory) syndrome, is caused by a mutation in a critical cell death component called RIPK1. The study team was led b...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 11, 2019  3 months ago
Plastic Surgery News  In a new study conducted by Chinese Plastic Surgeons and published in the Journal of The American Society Of Plastic Surgeons, the surgeons describe the effectiveness of a technique to revive the natural eyelid shape and alleviate periorbital wrinkles in Asian women. Study design This was a retrospective case study review of 66 patients undergoing modified subbrow bl...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 11, 2019  3 months 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 months ago
Canadian researchers in a new study suggests that specialized immune cells that dampen inflammation and help repair the gut could be used as a potential therapy for children dealing with the painful symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). A study by the BC Children's Hospital and the University of British Columbia shows that a specific type of T cell, called a Tr1 cell, produces a che...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 11, 2019  3 months ago
There are currently more than 180 clinical trials ongoing in various countries with regards to using stem cells in treating diabetes. One biotech company, Global Institute of Stem Cell Therapy and Research (GIOSTAR), a leader in regenerative technologies, has announced that they are in the process of approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct type 2 diabetes ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 11, 2019  3 months ago
A new research by pediatrics and migraine specialists from the University of Medical Sciences, Tehran show that Cinnarizine and Sodium Valproate are effective as the preventive agents of pediatric migraine in young children and teenagers. The study article entitled "Cinnarizine and sodium valproate as the preventive agents of pediatric migraine: A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled t...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 11, 2019  3 months 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 months 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 months ago
Despite only being unveiled at the RSNA 2019 conference in Chicago, a forthnight ago, Canon Medical’s brand new Aquilion ONE / PRISM Edition spectral CT scanner, a system that takes advantage of artificial intelligence technologies is already getting massive orders in Asia including one for new hospital in Bangkok, 3 for new hospitals in Vietnam, 3 for  hospitals in India and more in th...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 10, 2019  3 months ago
Pharma News The American Regulator,  the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first generic versions of Novartis multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya (fingolimod).   Applications for the generic fingolimod by HEC Pharm, Biocon and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries secured the FDA authorisation to treat adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.   Multiple sclerosis ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 10, 2019  3 months ago
Pharma News The global HIV specialists pharma company, ViiV Healthcare, majority owned by GSK, with Pfizer and Shionogi Limited as shareholders, has filed a New Drug Application in the US for fostemsavir, an investigational, first-in-class attachment inhibitor for the treatment of HIV-1 infection. Fostemsavir, the drug is being developed for use in combination with other antiretroviral agents ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 10, 2019  3 months 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 months 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 months ago
Oncologists who treat patients with the aggressive triple negative breast cancer have two new ways to predict which cancer patients may benefit most from the well-established post-surgery treatment known as AC chemotherapy, short for adjuvant doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide. Oncology researchers from the SWOG Cancer Research Network, a cancer clinical trials network funded by the National Canc...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 10, 2019  3 months 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 months 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 months 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 months ago
Approximately 26 million people globally  have lifelong and incurable Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and 470,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. IBD patients suffer from pain, extreme discomfort, and many other symptoms caused by continuously relapsing and remitting inflammatory lesions in the layer of cells that lines the intestinal ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 09, 2019  3 months 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 months 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 months ago
First it was Philippines in the later part of the year, now Malaysia too is witnessing cases of polio re-emerging in its country after almost 27 years. Malaysia has reported its first polio case in 27 years, health authorities said yesterday, announcing a three-month-old baby had been diagnosed on Borneo island. Malaysian health ministry's director-general, Dr  Noor Hisham Abdullah, sa...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 09, 2019  3 months ago
Many of you may be familiar with the newly found fact that your gut and skin are home to a collection of microbes ranging from fungi, bacteria and viruses, that are vital for keeping you healthy. But how many of you are aware that your eyes are also host a unique menagerie of microbes? Collectively, they are called  the eye microbiome. It has been discovered that when these microbes are out o...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 09, 2019  3 months 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 months ago
An individual’s risk of developing cancer is affected by genetic variations in regions of DNA that don’t code for proteins, previously dismissed as ‘junk DNA’, according to new research published in the British Journal of Cancer last week. Professor Dr John Quackenbush, from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and lead author of the study told Thailand Me...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 09, 2019  3 months 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 months 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 months ago
Isolating patients with otherwise stable coronary artery disease (CAD) who are high-risk and would benefit from more intense or invasive interventions is currently a major theme in cardiology research. Often CAD patients undergo a treadmill exercise test to look for signs of blockages in their coronary arteries, and Emory researchers have been examining measurements that could provide additional i...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 08, 2019  3 months 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 months 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 months 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 months ago
Presently, colorectal cancer is the second most common type of cancer worldwide, with about 90% of cases occurring in people 50 or older. Arising from the inner surface, or muscosal layer, of the colon, cancerous cells can penetrate through the deeper layers of the colon and spread to other organs. Left untreated, the disease is fatal. Conventional colon cancer screening is performed by flexibl...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 07, 2019  3 months ago
Researchers from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have demonstrated in a new study that after receiving acupuncture treatment three days a week during the course of radiation treatment, head and neck cancer patients experienced less dry mouth or xerostomia conditions. The clinical trial results, published in JAMA Network Open, is the first randomized, placebo-controlled, P...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 07, 2019  3 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months ago
Typically, inflammation is a hallmark of many health conditions. However, quantifying how the underlying biology of inflammation contributes to specific diseases has been difficult. For the first time, UNC School of Medicine researchers and colleagues now report the development of a new technology to identify white blood cells called neutrophils that are primed to eject inflammatory DNA into the c...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 05, 2019  3 months ago
Though prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men globally, we still have yet to know all of its causes. The largest ever study to use genetics as a measurement for physical activity to look at its effect on prostate cancer, reveals that being more active reduces the risk of prostate cancer. Over 140,000 men were included in the study, of which, 80,000 had prostate cancer. The study, publ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 05, 2019  3 months 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 months ago
Research led by Dr Han-Wei Zhang of China Medical University, Taiwan shows that long-term exposure to hydrocarbons in the air is a risk factor for ischemic stroke development. The study findings has been  published the open-access journal PLOS ONE yesterday. Past studies have demonstrated a link between cardiovascular diseases and increased levels of ozone and airborne particulat...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 05, 2019  3 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months ago
A Phase 11 clinical trial involving a pioneering precision medicine already licensed for breast and ovarian cancer can also slow or stop tumour growth in some men with advanced prostate cancer. The recently concluded phase II trial found that over 80 per cent of men with prostate cancer whose tumours had mutations in the BRCA genes responded well to treatment with the target...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 04, 2019  3 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months ago
Typically, embryonic stem cells have the potential to differentiate into any type of cell in the human body. Once differentiated though, the newly minted somatic cells live out the rest of their days as that specific cell type and never again have the capacity to differentiate. Or so the theory goes. A new study published  in Cell Reports, a team led by researchers from the University...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 03, 2019  3 months 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 months ago
A team of researchers through internatio