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Source: COVID-19-News  Jul 15, 2020  27 minutes ago
COVID-19 News: In a new detailed study conducted by researchers from the University Hospital of Salamanca in Spain that was funded by the Spanish Ministry For Science, in was found that more than 40 percent of 139 health care workers who had recovered from COVID-19 were found to have Pericarditis Or/And Myocarditis when they were examined about 10 weeks later. More than 42 % experienced symptoms a...
Source: COVID-19 Rehab  Jul 15, 2020  2 hours ago
COVID-19 Rehab: As the number of confirmed global COVID-19 cases is fast approaching 14 million and many experts are saying that the numbers could actually be as high as 10 to 20 times that figure due to underreporting by many countries and also due to concealments in some cases, it is becoming apparent day by day and an emerging fact that there is a whole list of long term health complications ar...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Jul 15, 2020  4 hours ago
COVID- 19 Vaccine: Canadian biophamaceutical company Medicago that is based in Quebec with branches in the U.S. announced that it has begun Phase I clinical trial for its plant-derived COVID-19 vaccine candidate. It has already administered the first doses of the candidate in healthy human subjects, and the company intends to initiate a Phase II/III trial this coming October.   Dr Nath...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Jul 15, 2020  7 hours ago
COVID-19 Vaccine: American researchers from Duke University-Durham have made an important discovery about the spike protein SARS-CoV-2 that could have a broad impact on vaccine studies.   The S or spike protein is the structure that binds to host cell angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) to enable viral attachment and entry during the infection process. The spike protein is also...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jul 15, 2020  8 hours ago
COVID-19 Research: According to an international study led by the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, depressed mood or anxiety exhibited in COVID-19 patients may possibly be a sign that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is affecting the central nervous system.   The research findings are published in the journal: Laryngoscope. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/lary.28964 &...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jul 14, 2020  18 hours ago
COVID-19 Research: Researchers from New York University Langone Health in a retrospective study, found that the viral load of SARS-CoV-2 collected from patients in the emergency department is significantly higher in patients with fewer or milder symptoms who did not require hospitalization, the opposite of what might be expected. They also found that a patient's history of cancer and cardiovas...
Source: COVID-19 Pandemic  Jul 14, 2020  21 hours ago
COVID-19 Pandemic:  A modeling study by Imperial College London and Oxford University predicts that the global healthcare industry will be disrupted the next 5 years due to the COVID-19 pandemic and that there will be a huge surge in deaths for those who contract or are suffering from HIV, TB and Malaria.   Certain low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) could see HIV, tuber...
Source: COVID-19 Supplements-Zinc  Jul 14, 2020  23 hours ago
COVID-19 Supplements: It seems that certain doctors, (those unethical ones getting commissions from Pharma giants), fact checkers (those buffoons who failed in their careers and work as fact checkers for garbage companies like Facebook) and certain corrupted  government authorities tend to have an affinity for always discounting the fact that vitamins, supplements and herbs could help in cert...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein  Jul 14, 2020  1 day ago
SARS-CoV-2  Spike Protein: In most of the research concerning  vaccine and antiviral development, the key target is the spike (S) protein of the SAR-CoV-2 coronavirus, a trimeric component of the viral particle that is responsible for binding to the host receptor, ie the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2).   A new research by scientists from Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B...
Source: COVID-19 Symptoms  Jul 14, 2020  1 day ago
COVID-19 Symptoms: Medical researchers from King’s College London and Zoe Global Ltd have conducted a study suggesting that skin rashes could be valuable predictors of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).   The research finds are being peer-reviewed and are currently published on a preprint server. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.07.10.20150656v1   The large and deta...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Jul 14, 2020  1 day ago
COVID-19 Vaccine: There are more than 140 SARS-CoV-2 vaccines in development and the race for a successful candidate to help prevent COVID-19 is making many researchers jumpstart processes and in some cases even by pass safety protocols.   Although an effective and safe vaccine would be a major advance in the fight against COVID-19, there are challenges in evaluating the efficacy of&nb...
Source: COVID-19 Immunity  Jul 14, 2020  1 day ago
COVID-19 Immunity: Researchers from King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in a long and detailed study discovered that there is a rapid decline in the levels of SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies during the weeks following initial infection. This raises questions over the potential for re-infection, the effectiveness that may be expected from va...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Jul 13, 2020  2 days ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: A new research led Scripps Research Institute has discovered a common molecular feature found in many of the human antibodies that neutralize SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.   The researchers reviewed data on nearly 300 anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies that their labs and others have found in convalescent COVID-19 patients over the past few months....
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Jul 13, 2020  2 days ago
COVID-19 Vaccine: Maryland based Altimmune, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, has reported positive results from the preclinical studies conducted in mice at the University of Alabama at Birmingham of its intranasal COVID-19 vaccine candidate, AdCOVID.   The research studies; a collaboration between the University of Alabama-Birmingham and Altimmune showed strong serum neutr...
Source: Thailand COVID-19  Jul 13, 2020  2 days ago
Thailand COVID-19: Thailand is reporting new COVID-19 cases from foreigners and Thais coming from Muslim countries like Pakistan, Egypt, UAE, Kuwait etc. Many local Thais are getting upset with the government for allowing flights to resume from these countries and are calling for a ban for all flights and arrivals from these countries.   In what is now becoming a major health scare that is ...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jul 13, 2020  2 days ago
COVID-19 Drugs: A relatively large and detailed clinical trial performed by Japanese researchers has showed inconclusive data from Covid-19 patients treated with Fujifilm’s Avigan drug also known as favipiravir. Fujita Health University researcher Professor Dr Yohei Doi said that the drug led to improvement in patients treated early, compared to those who received delayed dose...
Source: China COVID-19 News  Jul 13, 2020  2 days ago
China COVID-19 News:  A prominent Chinese doctor from Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University who has been supplying us with research studies and information but on conditions of anonymity since the start of the outbreak has claimed to say that the situation in China is more dire that thought as he claims that millions of Chinese country wide are infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus but do no...
Source: COVID-19 Immunology  Jul 13, 2020  2 days ago
COVID-19 Immunology:  A new study by German researchers from Saarland University shows that there are higher levels of anti-SARS-CoV-2 T cells, which show significant alterations in the phenotype and function in COVID-19 patients.   Initial research had already shown that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus causes broad changes in cellular immune response, seen chiefly as lymphopenia, altera...
Source: COVID-19 Innovations  Jul 13, 2020  2 days ago
COVID-19 Mask: Medical and Engineering Researchers from MIT and Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital have designed a new face mask that they believe could stop viral particles as effectively as N95 masks. Unlike N95 masks, the new masks were designed to be easily sterilized and used many times. The masks are based on the shape of the 3M 1860 style of N95 masks, the type n...
Source: COVID-19 Cellular Therapy  Jul 13, 2020  2 days ago
COVID-19 Cellular Therapy. Spanish researchers announced that a cellular therapy tested on 13 intubated patients with mechanical ventilation has shown to be efficient for the clinical improvement of critical cases of COVID-19.   The research which is the broadest published to date in these conditions, has been published in journal: The Lancet's EClinical Medicine, after proving that the...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jul 13, 2020  2 days ago
COVID-19 Research: Researchers from the department of molecular medicine at Scripps Research Institute - Florida in a new study have discovered that cholesterol saturation in host cells helps to facilitate viral entry of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.   Their research findings were published on a preprint server but are yet to have been peer-reviewed. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/20...
Source: Hand Sanitizer  Jul 12, 2020  3 days ago
Hand Sanitizer Reaction: A report was published in the Oxford journal: Alcohol and Alcoholism in which a case study was highlighted involving Disulfiram-Ethanol reactions by hand-sanitizer usage. The case warn patients recovering from alcoholic addiction and are on the drug Disulfiram to be ware when using ethanol containing hand sanitizers. https://academic.oup.com/alcalc/article-abstract/55/4/34...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Jul 12, 2020  3 days ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: One of Boehringer Ingelheim’s research programs has uncovered unique 28 antibodies that the company plans to move into further testing.   A study team led by Cologne University Hospital and the German Center for Infection Research studied the antibody response to COVID-19 in 12 people who recovered from the virus, as well as immune cells from 48 healthy people col...
Source: COVID-19 Meds  Jul 12, 2020  3 days ago
COVID-19 Meds: With more than 140 vaccine projects and more than 420 drug trials under way and governments in Europe and the United States investing billions of dollars in research, trials and manufacturing, there is concern that richer nations could scoop up promising medicines against the new coronavirus, leaving developing countries empty-handed. Bill Gates, Billionaire philanthropist (wish h...
Source: Remdesivir  Jul 12, 2020  3 days ago
Remdesivir: Pharma giant Gilead Sciences wasted no time beginning testing of an inhaled formulation of its COVID-19 drug remdesivir for mild and less severe COVID-19 patients with the hope that the US FDA and Trump administration will support its approval again and buy up overpriced stocks once again with tax payers monies. We are not sure what basis the inhaled version of the drug will be approve...
Source: Cancer Treatments  Jul 12, 2020  3 days ago
Cancer Treatments: Oncology researchers from Stanford University and Washington State University have demonstrated that a fatty acid called dihomogamma-linolenic acid, or DGLA, can be used to target and kill human cancer cells.   The research findings published in the journal: Developmental Cell, found that DGLA can induce ferroptosis in an animal model and in actual human cancer cells...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Jul 12, 2020  3 days ago
COVID-19 Latest: More than 55 European researchers from 13 research centers across Germany, Netherlands and Greece provide the first evidence for the use of whole blood transcriptomics to distinguish COVID-19 disease from other infections, and also to monitor and potentially predict disease outcomes. Such as approach helps further dissect molecular phenotypes and stratify COVID-19 patients, as wel...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jul 12, 2020  3 days ago
COVID-19 Research: European researchers from Universitair Ziekenhuis Leuven-Belgium, Karolinska Institutet-Sweden, Dresden University of Technology-Germany, University of Cambridge-UK and University of Oslo-Norway have in a new collaborative study shown that genes involved in severe SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection are expressed to a higher degree in older heart muscle cells or cardiomyocytes than...
Source: COVID-19 Virucides  Jul 11, 2020  4 days ago
COVID-19 Virucides: Researchers from Duke-NUS Medical School In Singapore shows that Povidone-Iodine demonstrates rapid in vitro virucidal activity against sars-cov-2 coronavirus in a new study. The research findings were published in the journal: Infectious Disease and Therapy Journal. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40121-020-00316-3   Povidone-iodine (PVP-I), which is highly ef...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 11, 2020  4 days ago
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Source: COVID-19 Aerosol Box  Jul 11, 2020  4 days ago
COVID-19 Aerosol Boxes meant to protect doctors and nurses when they intubate COVID-19 patients may actually increase their exposure to airborne SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus particles according to a new Australian study.   The study findings are published in the journal: Anaesthesia,the  official journal of the Association of Anaesthetists. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/an...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Jul 11, 2020  4 days ago
COVID-19 Latest: Emerging research from China shows that certain COVID-19 patients without a previous diagnosis of diabetes are showing abnormally high blood sugar and this  is often associated with more than double the risk of death and also an increased risk of severe complications. One of the possible explanations for this phenomenon is that the endocrine system is being affected along wit...
Source: COVID-19 News  Jul 11, 2020  4 days ago
COVID-19 News: Researchers from the University Of Basel have published a new study that focuses of the epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 emergence amidst Community-Acquired Respiratory Viruses(CARVs) with implications of what we can expect in the coming winter.   The study traces how COVID-19 became the predominant cause of respiratory infection in the period from early January until the present. ...
Source:   Jul 10, 2020  5 days ago
New Viral Pneumonia:The Chinese embassy in Kazakhstan has warned of a deadly “unknown pneumonia” after the former Soviet republic reported a spike in pneumonia cases since June.The embassy that that is not the current SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus but stopped short of saying what it was. The embassy said in a warning to Chinese citizens in the country, “The death rate of this disease ...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  Jul 10, 2020  5 days ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: American researchers led by the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and University Of Connecticut have developed highly specific and sensitive assays that could improve understanding of the antibody response in the COVID-19 disease and also help to determine the effectiveness of vaccines.   The new assays uncovered dynamic changes in the level of antibodies against the SARS-Co...
Source: U.S. Medical News  Jul 10, 2020  5 days ago
US COVID-19 News: America posted 65,551 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, a record for a 24-hour period, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.   USA is the hardest-hit country in the world by the pandemic, has a total caseload of more than 3.22 million, with 135,018 deaths. (As of 10th July, 3am California,m Source  Worldometer)   It was also reported that more ...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Trials  Jul 10, 2020  5 days ago
COVID-19 Clinical Trials: Medical researchers from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have launched a clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of convalescent plasma to prevent COVID-19 after a known exposure to the virus.   Convalescent plasma therapy involves infusing patients with antibodies extracted from the blood of donors who have successfully...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Trials  Jul 10, 2020  5 days ago
COVID-19 Clinical Trials: Medical researchers are saying that low-dose radiation therapy seems to improve outcomes for COVID-19 patients. At least a dozen clinical trials are underway throughout the world to further explore the benefits. https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?cond=COVID-19&term=low-dose+radiation&cntry=&state=&city=&dist=   The latest two trial...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccines  Jul 10, 2020  5 days ago
COVID-19 Vaccines: The U.S.National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has founded a new clinical trials network focused on enrolling volunteers in clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccines and monoclonal antibodies.   Various media have recently reported that sponsor companies are struggling to enroll patients in clinical trials for COVID-19 va...
Source: COVID-19 Controversies  Jul 10, 2020  5 days ago
COVID-19 Controversies: Despite the fact that Pharmaceutical giant Gilead has huge resources and research facilities, it was never demonstrated that Remdesivir had any direct effects in terms of inhibiting the SARS-CoV-2 replication capability in vitro or vivo studies. The only things it had that made the Trump administration pass the FDA approval as a drug for COVID-19 was 'half-baked' st...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jul 10, 2020  5 days ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Despite numerous studies showing that Lopinavir and Ritonavir are not effective to treat COVID-19, we still have numerous ignorant countries and doctors still using those drugs in their treatment protocols. Now a new French study shows that older, critically ill patients with COVID-19 who received a combination of the antiretroviral medications lopinavir and ritonavir experienced ...
Source: COVID-19 Genomics  Jul 09, 2020  6 days ago
COVID-19 Genomics: University Of Otago-New Zealand researchers studying the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has discovered that a particular binding site of virus targeting host microRNA miR197-5p has mutated more than 40 times since March and is now present in more than 75 percent of SARS-CoV-2 global isolates. The findings also have implications for cardiovascular issues.   The research findings w...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jul 09, 2020  6 days ago
COVID-19 Drugs: There is now an increased demand for a variety of drugs to treat the growing variety of symptoms and conditions associated with COVID-19. One of which is the assortment of different types of neurological conditions. Just for one neurological category of symptoms which is delirium, BioXcel Therapeutics, which is based in Connecticut has developed a new drug called BXCL510.   ...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jul 09, 2020  6 days ago
COVID-19 Drugs: R-Pharm, a Russian pharmaceutical company has secured regulatory approval for the use of its antiviral drug Coronavir, to treat patients suffering from Covid-19. The company released the announcement today to Russian media.   The regulatory approval comes after a clinical trial in mild to moderate Covid-19 patients showed that the drug is highly effective in blocking replica...
Source: COVID-19 Genomics  Jul 09, 2020  6 days ago
COVID-19 Genomics:  Swiss Researchers from the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics-Zurich, University of Bern and Institute of Virology and Immunology-Bern have discovered the detailed functional process by which the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus NSP1 Protein Inhibits Host Translation.   Their study published in a preprint server shows that the 5’ end of the RNA molecule is ca...
Source: COVID-19 Disinfectants  Jul 09, 2020  6 days ago
COVID-19 Disinfectants: The American Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just approved two disinfection sprays that can kill severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), on surfaces. The agency gave the green light to Lysol Disinfectant Spray, and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist, as two products that can effectively kil...
Source: COVID-19 Nutrition  Jul 09, 2020  6 days ago
COVID-19 Nutrition: A new but intriguing European study involving the collaboration of 13 research centers and universities in Germany, Spain, Portugal, Franca and Switzerland suggests that COVID-19 mortality rates are likely to be lower in countries where diets are rich in fermented vegetables.   Though the study is published on a preprint server, it is currently being peer-reviewed by a f...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  Jul 09, 2020  6 days ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: Researchers from the University of Exeter have developed a revolutionary new device that could allow health professionals to accurately test patients' antibody response to COVID-19 in as little as seven minutes.   The new pioneering COVID-19 Triple Antibody Test has been produced by the University of Exeter spin-out company Attomarker Ltd and is set to spearhead th...
Source: COVID-19 Alert  Jul 08, 2020  7 days ago
COVID-19 Alert: Medical researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Michigan Medicine and UCLA Fielding School of Public Health have found an association between proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and risk of COVID-19 in an observational study of more than 53,000 Americans.It was found that PPIs usage was linked with a higher risk for COVID-19. This places the usage of PPIs for heartburn and gastric...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Jul 08, 2020  7 days ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: Researchers from Tulane University-New Orleans, University of Illinois-Chicago and University of Georgia have created a synthetic antibody that on mouse models demonstrated to neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. This could help prevent infection as well as treat COVID-19 in those who already have it.   Typically the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, gains entry into cells...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jul 08, 2020  7 days ago
COVID-19 Research: German researchers from Max Planck Institute, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies and the Institute of Biophysics, Goethe University-Frankfurt have conducted a news study on the structural dynamics of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein and have identified epitopes that could be possible immune targets for the development of vaccines or other therapeutics.   The resear...
Source: COVID-19 Neurology  Jul 08, 2020  7 days ago
COVID-19 Neurology: German researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have shown that the neurological symptoms observed in some COVID-19 patients may be caused by autoantibodies targeting the brain.   The research team says that although some autoantibodies still need to be identified, they may at least partly explain the multiple organ disease that can occur in COVI...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jul 08, 2020  7 days ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Medical researchers from Queensland University of Technology and Oxford University are working in collaboration to begin human clinical trials of inhaled corticosteroids, commonly used for asthma patients, on patients with COVID-19. The researchers believe that this could be useful for patients with the novel coronavirus infection. Research has shown that some corticosteroids,&nbs...
Source: COVID-19 Innovations  Jul 08, 2020  7 days ago
COVID-19 Innovations: Experts from the University of Houston, in collaboration with a private company called Medistar, have designed a "catch and kill" air filter that can trap the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19, killing it instantly.   Dr Zhifeng Ren, director of the Texas Center for Superconductivity at UH, collaborated with Monzer Hourani, CEO of Medistar, a Houston-based...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine Updates  Jul 08, 2020  7 days ago
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates: Maryland based Biotech company Novavax announced that it has been awarded US$1.6 billion toward late-stage clinical trials and large-scale manufacturing to produce 100 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine starting this year through the Trump’s administration “Operation Warp Speed” program.   The new funding will enable Novavax  to complete la...
Source: COVID-19 Neurology  Jul 08, 2020  7 days ago
COVID-19 Neurology:  A new study by University College London (UCL) and University College London Hospitals (UCLH) indicate that more neurological conditions are being manifested in COVID-19 patients. Besides delirium, brain inflammation, stroke and nerve damage, a large number of patients are now shown to be inflicted with ADEM or Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis and its prevalence is gr...
Source: Guillain-Barre Syndrome And COVID-19  Jul 08, 2020  7 days ago
Guillain-Barre Syndrome: A new peer-reviewed study published in the Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease by researchers from Department of Neurology and Neuroscience Institute, Allegheny General Hospital Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania show that COVID-19 is linked with Guillain-Barre Syndrome. https://journals.lww.com/jcnmd/FullText/2020/06000/Novel_Coronavirus__COVID_19__Associated.7.aspx   ...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Care  Jul 08, 2020  7 days ago
COVID-19 Clinical Care: A new study by researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital warns about how and when type III Interferons should be used in the treatment of COVID019 as using it in later stages of severity can do more harm.   The research findings were published in the journal: Science. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2020/06/10/science.abc3545   The human imm...
Source: COVID-19 Research-Liver Fibrosis  Jul 07, 2020  8 days ago
COVID-19 Research: According to researchers in Spain, middle-aged COVID-19 patients showing signs of advanced liver fibrosis, as estimated by the Fibrosis Index Based on 4 Factors (FIB-4), are at greater likelihood of requiring mechanical ventilation.   Dr Luis Ibanez-Samaniego from the  Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Maran, in Madrid who is the lead researcher said that not m...
Source: COVID-19 Warnings- Captopril  Jul 07, 2020  8 days ago
COVID-19 Warnings: A US based study involving researchers from University of Missouri Kansas City School of Pharmacy, Kansas State University and North Carolina State University has found that the high blood pressure drug Captopril to be associated with a higher rate of pulmonary adverse reactions in patients with diabetes than that of other ACE inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). ...
Source: COVID-19 Seroprevalence  Jul 07, 2020  8 days ago
COVID-19 Seroprevalence: The Spanish ENE-COVID national seroprevalence study concludes that 5% of its population has antibodies. This percentage has hardly changed in the three waves of which the study consists: in the first it was estimated at 5% and in the second and third it was 5.2%, results that confirm that, despite the great impact of the pandemic in Spain, the figures are not high, which r...
Source: COVID-19 Case Study  Jul 07, 2020  8 days ago
COVID-19 Case Study: Numerous patients with severe COVID-19 remain unresponsive after surviving critical illness. Medical Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) presents  a case in which a patient with severe COVID-19 who, despite prolonged unresponsiveness and structural brain abnormalities, demonstrated functionally intact brain connections when functional MRI was used and we...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jul 07, 2020  8 days ago
COVID-19 Research: In a new study by researchers from US NIH, Columbia University and John Hopkins University, it has been shown that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is proving itself to be an elusive foe, evading immune surveillance while instigating hyper-inflammatory responses that eventually destroy the host in a significant minority of cases. The study reports the role of pH in helping the virus e...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine News  Jul 07, 2020  8 days ago
COVID-19 Vaccine News: Biotech manufacturing company-Emergent BioSolutions, based in Maryland, entered a five-year manufacturing services deal with Janssen Pharmaceutical, a Johnson & Johnson company, to manufacture J&J’s Ad26.COV2-S COVID-19 vaccine. Emergent will handle contract development and manufacturing (CDMO) services in a deal that is valued at ...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Jul 07, 2020  8 days ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: New York based Regeneron Pharmaceuticals announced its double-antibody cocktail against COVID-19 is advancing into Phase III studies, less than a month after the start of its first clinical trial, with preliminary data from one study expected to be reported later this summer. Regeneron's Biotech Plant   The biotech company said it is proceeding with clinical develop...
Source: COVID-19 Medical Devices  Jul 07, 2020  8 days ago
COVID-19 Medical Devices: To date, emerging studies suggests that COVID-19 patients are at a higher risk of stroke and promptly diagnosing and treating such patients is a priority in hospitals across the world.   Furthermore, identifying which COVID-19 patients are at increased risk of developing a stroke is also important, and may help with preemptive treatment and monitoring.   Los A...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine Updates  Jul 07, 2020  8 days ago
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates: It was announced that vaccine candidate COVAX-19 developed by Vaxine Pty Ltd and Flinders University will commence Phase 1 trials at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) to test its efficacy.   The phase I trial will provide initial safety and immune response data on 40 healthy participants aged between 18 and 65 years who have already been pre-screened.   Resear...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jul 07, 2020  8 days ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Researchers from University of South Florida Health (USF Health) Morsani College of Medicine scientists along with pharmaceutical experts from the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy have identified several existing drug compounds that block replication of the COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2) within human cells grown in the laboratory. The identified inhibitors all demon...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jul 07, 2020  8 days ago
COVID-19 Research: A new study by  Dr Anna Aksenova, a senior research associate at the Laboratory of Amyloid Biology at St Petersburg University, has advanced a hypothesis that the severe course of COVID-19 may be associated with the von Willebrand factor, a blood glycoprotein that is one of the main components of the blood coagulation system.   The research findings have been peer re...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jul 07, 2020  8 days ago
COVID-19 Research: A research in which US Military bioweapon researchers tested the stability of the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen on various surfaces, including paper currency and pig skin showed that the novel coronavirus can live for days on animal skin at room temperature and even up to 2 weeks on refrigerated pig skin.   The study has huge implications in the food industry, meat processing plant...
Source : Masks  Jul 06, 2020  9 days ago
We apologize to readers first for posting such an article on our site but we simply just could not resist the kind of stupidity materializing from the COVID-19 pandemic! While many Americans and Europeans are refusing to wear protective mask against the SARS-V-2 coronavirus either due to political reasons or sheer stupidity, across the globe in India, we have the protective mask evolving into a f...
Source: Bubonic Plague China  Jul 06, 2020  9 days ago
Bubonic Plague: China health authorities have reported an outbreak of Bubonic Plague in the inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.   Bubonic plague, caused by bacterial infection, was responsible for one of the deadliest epidemics in human history  ie the Black Death which killed about 50 million people across Africa, Asia and Europe in the 14th Century.   There have been a handful of ...
Source: COVID-19 Genomics  Jul 06, 2020  9 days ago
GOVID-19 Genomics: A major genetic risk variant found on the SARs-CoV-2 coronavirus RNA which comprises of a stretch of six genes that seems to increase the risk of severe illness from the coronavirus was found to be part of a stretch of DNA passed down from Neanderthals 60,000 years ago, according to a new study by genomic experts from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology-German...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Jul 06, 2020  9 days ago
COVID-19 Vaccine:  Professor of vaccinology at the University of Oxford, and one of the scientists leading the vaccine initiative, Dr Sarah Gilbert, told the U.K.'s Science and Technology Committee last week that their candidate vaccine has progressed to the phase III trial in the United Kingdom.   Phase III trials typically involves tens of thousands of research participants acros...
Source: Flu Vaccine  Jul 06, 2020  9 days ago
Flu Vaccine: Researchers from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, the University of Basel and University of Sao Paulo Medical School in a new research involving over 92,000 patients with COVID-19 in Brazil shows that the risks of severe disease, ventilatory support requirement, and death are reduced with a recent trivalent influenza vaccine. The research findings were printed on a pre...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  Jul 06, 2020  9 days ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: A new research from the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine suggests doctors can examine COVID-19 patients' blood to identify those at greatest risk of severe illness and to pinpoint those most likely to need a ventilator. The main biomarker that should be looked out for is the cytokine IL-13 (Interleukin 13). High levels of IL-13 were associated with worsened...
Source: Generic Remdesivir  Jul 06, 2020  9 days ago
Generic Remdesivir: The Trump administration last week proudly announced that it had secured 500,000 doses of Gilead’s remdesivir at prices that were set by Gilead at between US$2,340 to US$3,120. https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/breaking-remdesivir-gilead-sets-price-at-us$2,340-to-us$3,120-for-drug-that-has-no-safety-studies-or-true-efficacy-except-that-it-shortens-hospitaliza  ...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Is Airborne  Jul 06, 2020  9 days ago
WHO: Despite mounting evidence that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is airborne and that the general public worldwide needs to be aware of this, the WHO (World Health Organization) is still taking a stance that it is not the case but is only spread by large respiratory droplets that, once expelled by infected people in coughs and sneezes, fall quickly to the floor.   The  WHO lead by black ...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  Jul 05, 2020  10 days ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: The US FDA last week  on  granted Emergency Use Authorization to a new molecular diagnostic test from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that can detect and differentiate the viruses that cause COVID-19 and flu.   The new Influenza SARS-CoV-2 (Flu SC2) Multiplex Assay is a real-time RT-PCR test intended for the simultaneous detection and differ...
Source: COVID-19 Innovations  Jul 05, 2020  10 days ago
COVID-19 Innovations: The current COVID-19 pandemic has brought a slew of new challenges for clinical facilities, including how to deliver as much care as possible at a distance or remotely not only for precautionary measures to safeguard the wellbeing of healthcare staff but only for better monitoring of COVID-19 patients..   Researchers from the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at To...
Source: Autoimmunity  Jul 05, 2020  10 days ago
Autoimmunity: In normal roles, the immune system is supposed to protect from external microbial invaders, but sometimes it turns its efforts inward, potentially resulting in autoimmune diseases.   Researchers from Osaka University In a new study have discovered how reversible modifications to DNA by certain proteins protect from autoimmune diseases, and conversely, how the absence of these ...
Source: COVID-19 And HIV  Jul 05, 2020  10 days ago
COVID-19 And HIV: Individuals with HIV who were hospitalized with COVID-19 did not have worse results than COVID-19 patients without HIV, according to new research by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.   The research findings were published in the journal: Clinical Infectious Diseases https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/doi/10.1093/cid/ciaa880/5864410?searchresult=1   Study...
Source:  Jul 05, 2020  10 days ago
COVID-19 Pharma News: Pharma giant Merck, a leading science and technology company, announced that the US FDA has cleared its investigational new drug application (IND) for M5049 for the treatment of patients with Covid-19 pneumonia. Merck will initiate a Phase II randomized, controlled clinical study evaluating the safety and efficacy of M5049 in this patient population. M5049 is a potentially fi...
Source: Melatonin and COVID-19  Jul 05, 2020  10 days ago
Melatonin and COVID-19: Another study by researchers from Peking Union Medical College in China and the University of Texas- San Antonio in America have in a new peer-reviewed finding that is published in the journal: Life Sciences By Science Direct, propose that Melatonin should be incorporated as an adjuvant treatment for COVID-19 as it has proven mechanisms to target Inflammasomes that triggers...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Jul 05, 2020  10 days ago
COVID-19 Vaccine: Researchers from China have created an artificial protein that they say could be the basis of a vaccine to help ward off various deadly coronaviruses, including the pathogen that causes Covid-19 Copyright: Credit: Xinhua    The researchers from the Chinese CDC said the approach triggered a strong antibody response in mice and monkey trials to Middle Eas...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Care  Jul 04, 2020  11 days ago
COVID-19 Clinical Care: Researchers are expressing that more safety data is needed in terms of treatment of symptomatic COVID-19 patients on antivirals with anticancer drugs.   A report published in the European Journal of Cancer by a group of French investigators led by Dr Paul Gougis of the Department of pharmacology, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière in Paris, Franc...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jul 04, 2020  11 days ago
COVID-19 Drugs: EUSA Pharma has secured approval from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for a Phase III clinical trial protocol of intravenous siltuximab plus standard of care in hospitalized patients with Covid-19 associated Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). The pharmaceutical company will now proceed with the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial to e...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Jul 04, 2020  11 days ago
COVID-19 Vaccine:  Indian pharmaceutical company, Zydus Cadila received the green signal from the Drug Controller General of India (DGCI) to start phase I and II of their clinical trials on human participants. Over 120 independent scientific bodies are in contention to find a potential COVID-19 vaccine. Over 7 vaccines are being researched in India and just this week, two candidate groups ...
Source: HIV Drugs  Jul 04, 2020  11 days ago
HIV Drugs: The drug Rukobia (fostemsavir) has been approved by The U.S. FDA for adults living with HIV who have tried multiple HIV medications and whose HIV infection cannot be successfully treated with other therapies because of resistance, intolerance or safety considerations. Rukobia (Fostemsavir) is a new type of antiretroviral medication to be taken twice daily by mouth. It is a prodrug, whi...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine Updates  Jul 04, 2020  11 days ago
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates:  Pharmaceutical and Biotech giants, Pfizer and BioNTech reported that the most advanced of four constructs of their messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine candidate for COVID-19 showed encouraging immunogenicity and a favorable safety profile in preliminary Phase I/II data published in a preprint study. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.06.30.20142570v1   Bot...
Source: COVID-19 Disinfectants  Jul 04, 2020  11 days ago
COVID-19 Disinfectants:  University of Manchester scientists say that a little-known non-toxic antiseptic developed in the Soviet Union during the Cold War has enormous potential to beat common infections and that even detailed studies should be conducted with regards to its use in the current COVID-19 scenario. Their report was published in the journal: FEMS Microbiology Reviews. https://aca...
Source: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome  Jul 04, 2020  11 days ago
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: There has been so many clinical manifestation of Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) reported in COVID-19 patients experiencing mild to moderate symptoms and also in typically asymptomatic and also recovered COVID-19 patients. To date medical experts do not have a proper explanation for this.   However, browsing through various new COVI...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jul 04, 2020  11 days ago
COVID-19 Research: Researchers from the University Of Bristol in a new review published in the Journal Of Infection indicate that liver complications are common and are associated with more severe disease in patients with COVID-19. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7306105/ or https://www.journalofinfection.com/article/S0163-4453(20)30425-4/pdf   Dr Setor K. Kunutsor of Bristol M...
Source: COVID-19 Pediatrics  Jul 04, 2020  11 days ago
COVID-19 Pediatrics: Researchers from the University College London Institute of Neurology are warning that children with COVID-19 may present with new neurological symptoms involving the central and peripheral nervous systems, and splenial changes on imaging.   The new research findings were published the journal: JAMA Neurology. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaneurology/fullarticle/2...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jul 03, 2020  12 days ago
COVID-19 Drugs and Erythropoietin: German researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine in Göttingen suggest that the anemia drug Erythropoietin (Epo) which is sometimes misused as doping agent could also be effective against COVID-19. EPO, the growth factor could also mitigate severe disease progression and protect patients from long-term neurological effects when the ...
Source: U.S. COVID-19 News  Jul 03, 2020  12 days ago
U.S. COVID-19 News: America sets a new record in the last 24 hours with 53,069 (Thursday) new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours. The country now has recorded a total of 2,837,189 COVID-19 Infections of which health authorities claim that 1,191,102 have ‘recovered.’ A total of 131,217 Americans have died from the COVID-19.   What is even scarier is that it is reported t...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  Jul 03, 2020  12 days ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: Despite the fact  that accurate and widespread testing is crucial to managing the coronavirus pandemic, many individuals in the U.S. and even elsewhere globally still can’t get tested for COVID-19 without visiting designated sites. A rendering of a potential affordable, handheld COVID-19 testing device. The researchers hope to be evaluating prototyp...
Source: COVID-19 Hypoxia  Jul 03, 2020  12 days ago
COVID-19 Hypoxia:  Researchers from Hines Veterans Affairs Hospital and Loyola University of Chicago in a new study provides possible explanations for COVID-19 patients who present with extremely low, otherwise life-threatening levels of oxygen, but no signs of dyspnea (difficulty breathing). This new understanding of the condition, known as silent hypoxemia or 'happy hypoxia,' could ...
Source: Skin Inflammation  Jul 02, 2020  13 days ago
Skin Inflammation: Researchers from Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have demonstrated in animal models using mice that diets rich in black raspberries can reduce inflammation associated with skin allergies.   The research findings were published in the journal: Nutrients https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/12/6/1701   The study showed that black raspberries reduced inf...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  Jul 02, 2020  13 days ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics:  Researchers from the Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI), the same UC Berkeley group that rapidly popped up a state-of-the-art COVID-19 testing laboratory in March, are now trialing a quicker way to obtain patient samples: through saliva. So far diagnostic tests for COVID-19 have relied on samples obtained by swabbing uncomfortably deep into a person’s nasal pa...
Source: US Medical News  Jul 02, 2020  13 days ago
US Medical News: Daily new COVID-19 cases in America soared past 51,097 in the last 24 hours for the first time, as the World Health Organization delivered a grave warning that the global pandemic is accelerating.   Clubs, restaurants, bars and beaches in the world's worst-hit nation closed from California to Florida, as states reeling from yet another surge in the deadly virus&nbs...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Jul 02, 2020  13 days ago
COVID-19 Latest: Researchers from Utrecht University, UMC Utrecht, and Erasmus MC have discovered that platelets also play a role in the immune system: They appear to be indispensable in protecting the respiratory system against pathogens despite their primary role in blood coagulation and the development of thrombosis.   Lead researcher Dr Erhard van der Vries told Thailand Medical News, &...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Jul 02, 2020  13 days ago
COVID-19 Vaccine:  Members of the National Institutes of Health's Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) Vaccines Working Group assess practical considerations and prerequisites for using controlled human infection models (CHIMs), which can be used for human challenge studies, to support SARS-CoV-2 vaccine development.   In a new report published in th...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs and Fostamatinib  Jul 02, 2020  13 days ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Fostamatinib, an FDA-approved monoclonal antibody that is a spleen tyrosine kinase inhibitor (SYK), was studied by researchers from Harvards’ Broad Institute, Imperial College’s Hammersmith Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School for possible use to reduce the levels of mucin-1, a molecule associated with acute lung injury and acute respi...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Jul 02, 2020  13 days ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: A new research published by the British Medical Journal, (BMJ) yesterday highlights major weaknesses that exist in the evidence base for COVID-19 antibody tests. https://www.bmj.com/content/370/bmj.m2516   The research found that the evidence is particularly weak for point-of-care tests (performed directly with a patient, outside of a laboratory) and does not support...
Source: World Covid-19 News  Jul 01, 2020  14 days ago
World Covid-19 News: The world has recorded 10,614,957 official COVID-19 infections and 514,635 deaths in the last six months as of Ist July 2020 (5am California). The actual figures are at least 5 fold for both infection and deaths due to underreporting and concealments by many countries. Unfortunately despite the relative high figures, people are still complacent and many are living in denial. (...
Source: COVID-19 Disinfectants  Jul 01, 2020  14 days ago
COVID-19 Disinfectants: PNNL or Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has created a new superhydrophobic material, called ElastiDry that repels bacteria and viruses. Water beads off ElastiDry due to the substance’s ​​​superhydrophobocity. Image credit: Andrea Starr | PNNL   PPEs or personal protective equipment has been at the center of the fight against COVID-19. The unfor...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  Jul 01, 2020  14 days ago
COVID-19 Vaccine: Medical experts from UK are saying that a vaccine against COVID-19 may not be as effective in older people who are most at risk of suffering complications and dying from the disease.   A better approach they say is to immunize those around the elderly to better help them and also protect them from getting infected those close to them or are in constant with them.   Pr...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Trials  Jul 01, 2020  14 days ago
COVID-19 Clinical Trials:  Researchers from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences-Ireland have begun a clinical trial of a promising therapy for critically ill COVID-19 patients in intensive care. A study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine by the team led by RCSI Professors Dr Gerry McElvaney and Dr Ger Curley, describe changes in the...
Source: COVID-19 Neurology  Jul 01, 2020  14 days ago
COVID-19 Neurology: A research team comprising of multidisciplinary experst from two Johns Hopkins University institutions, including neurotoxicologists and virologists from the Bloomberg School of Public Health and infectious disease specialists from the school of medicine, has found that organoids (tiny tissue cultures made from human cells that simulate whole organs) known as "mini-brains&...
Source: COVID-19 Genomics  Jul 01, 2020  14 days ago
COVID-19 Genomics: Genomic researchers from Norway and the US demonstrate the presence of a highly conserved, mobile genetic element (thus far with unknown function) in genomes of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and a large number of insects, opening the door for hitherto unexplored treatment opportunities.   The coronaviruses are a group of known human...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jul 01, 2020  14 days ago
COVID-19 Drugs: The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus typically uses a protein called polymerase to replicate its genome inside infected human cells. Studies have shown that terminating the polymerase reaction will stop the growth of the coronavirus, leading to its eradication by the human host's immune system.   Now researchers from Columbia University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have...
Source: COVID-19 Myocarditis  Jul 01, 2020  14 days ago
COVID-19 Myocarditis: Researchers from Mount-Sinai have in a new study showed that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can infect heart cells in a lab dish, indicating it may be possible for heart cells in COVID-19 patients to be directly infected by the virus.   The new discovery, published in the journal Cell Reports Medicine, was made using heart muscle cells that were produced by stem cell ...
Source: New G4 EA H1N1 Swine Flu Strain  Jun 30, 2020  15 days ago
New G4 EA H1N1 Swine Flu Strain:  A team of researchers affiliated with a host of institutions in China and one in the U.S. has found evidence of a new strain of swine flu that poses a possible threat to humans based on widespread testing of pigs in China and people known to be near them. The research finds are published in the journal:  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Jun 30, 2020  15 days ago
COVID-19 Drugs: More emerging results from the ongoing international RECOVERY Trail project shows that Lopinavir-Ritonavir has no clinical benefits in hospitalized COVID-19 treatments. Readers should also take note that in February 2020, Thai ‘medical experts’ held a huge press conference to announce that they had invented a treatment protocol to treat COVID-19 using Lopinavir-Ritonavi...
Source: Health Tips  Jun 30, 2020  15 days ago
Health Tips: According to a new study from researchers at the University of California-Davis, raw or unpasteurized cows' milk from U.S. retail stores can hold a huge amount of antimicrobial-resistant genes if left at room temperature, The research also found bacteria that harbored antimicrobial-resistant genes can transfer them to other bacteria, potentially spreading resistance if consumed. ...
Source: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome  Jun 30, 2020  15 days ago
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome: Till May 2020, at least 285 children in America alone have developed a serious inflammatory condition linked to the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus and while most recovered, the potential for long-term or permanent damage is unknown, two new studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggest. These are the most detailed reports yet on the condition. https://...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jun 30, 2020  15 days ago
COVID-19 Research: Researchers from University of Utah Health and PEEL Therapeutics, in collaboration with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Weill Cornell Medicine, report in a new study that an overactive defense response may lead to increased blood clotting, disease severity, and death from COVID-19. A phenomenon called NETosis in which infection-fighting cells emit a web-like substance to trap ...
Source: PTSD and COVID-19  Jun 30, 2020  15 days ago
PTSD: The COVID Trauma Response Working Group, which includes mental health experts from King’s College London, University College London, Oxford University, the University of Haifa in Israel, and the NHS, are warning that  those who have been admitted in intensive care units or even just hospitalized for COVID-19, would have been seriously ill enough to develop PTSD (post-traumatic str...
Source: Health Tech Startups  Jun 30, 2020  15 days ago
Health Tech Startups: A team of National University Of Singapore (NUS) researchers have developed a portable COVID-19 micro-PCR diagnostic system called Epidax that enables rapid and accurate on-site screening of infectious diseases and significantly reduces the time required to analyze patient samples. With this new innovation COVID-19 screening can soon be conducted directly at various testing s...
Source: Remdesivir and COVID-19  Jun 30, 2020  15 days ago
Remdesivir: No one is sure yet as to how much certain family members of Trump or the relatives of the US FDA could be making, but its interesting to see that the US FDA under the Trump administration had approved a drug to treat COVID-19 despite the fact there are no true detailed safety studies on the drug and also the fact there is no real efficacy demonstrated except that it shortens hospitaliz...
Source: Cytokine Storms  Jun 30, 2020  15 days ago
Cytokine Storms: Researchers from Medical University Of Lublin-Poland and University of Bonn-Germany have discovered that the SARS-CoV-2 virus initially has a limited capability to invade, attacking only one intracellular genetic target, the aryl hydrocarbon receptors (AhRs). Yet this leads to widely diverse clinical symptoms, suggesting multiple pathogenic mechanisms.   The researchers als...
Source: China COVID-19 News  Jun 28, 2020  17 days ago
China COVID-19: As the situation comes under control, various part of China are witnessing sporadic burst of new COVID-19 cases. The latest is Hebei province. Roughly 600,000 residents in Hebei province have been placed under severe restrictions reminiscent of earlier lockdowns.   Chinese Health authorities are saying there are only 13 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Anxin, just 140 kilometres ...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 28, 2020  17 days ago
US Medical News: America recorded 43,581 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours (figures for Saturday) and 511 deaths due to COVID-19. As of 3am California time, the total number of COVID-19 infections has now reached 2,596,814 of which 1,081,494 have been deemed to have recovered according to US health authorities.   Only two US states have reported a decline in new coronavirus ...
Source: COVID-19 Immunology  Jun 28, 2020  17 days ago
COVID-19 Immunology:  Researchers from University Of California-San Diego, La Jolla Institute for Immunology-California and Eramus University medical College-Netherland report that patients suffering from severe respiratory symptoms as a result of SARS-CoV-2 infection can rapidly generate virus-attacking T cells, and can increase this production over time.   The researchers conducted a...
Source: COVID-19 Dermatology  Jun 28, 2020  17 days ago
COVID-19 Dermatology:  Reports are appearing in JAAD (Journal Of American Academy of Dermatology ) that numerous COVID-19 patients are now manifesting chicken-pox like lesions on their skin, a condition known as Varicella-like exanthema.   In one report submitted by Italian researchers and doctors, a study was made on 22 patients who displayed these dermatological symptoms. . https://www...
Source: COVID-19 Inflammation  Jun 27, 2020  18 days ago
COVID-19 Inflammation: A new research lead by University of Bristol, University-UK, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research-Germany, Geneva Biotech Sàrl-Switzerland and other European entities have discovered a novel free fatty acid (FFA) binding pocket on the SARS-CoV-2 virus that could explain in part the viral effects of hyper inflammation, immune modulation, and membrane structure. Th...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 26, 2020  19 days ago
US Medical News: The total number of confirmed new COVID-19 cases per day in the U.S. hit an all-time high of 40,184 in the last 24 hours, eclipsing the mark set during one of the deadliest stretches in late April, in a resurgence that has led some governors to backtrack or at least pause the reopening of their states.   Though the increase is believed to reflect, in part, greatly expanded ...
Source: Oxygen Concentrators  Jun 26, 2020  19 days ago
Oxygen Concentrators: The World Health Organization (WHO) head has said that the world is facing an acute shortage of oxygen concentrators as the number of worldwide cases of COVID-19 disease nears the 10 million mark.   WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told media, "Many countries are now experiencing difficulties obtaining oxygen concentrators. Demand is currently outst...
Source: COVID-19 Neurological And Psychiatric Complications  Jun 26, 2020  19 days ago
COVID-19 Neurological And Psychiatric Complications: A collaborative study involving numerous institutions and hospitals including University of Cambridge, University Hospital Southhampton, King’s College London, University of Manchester, University of Newcastle, University of Edinburg, University Of Liverpool, University College London, and others, which focused on neurological and psychiat...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jun 26, 2020  19 days ago
COVID-19 Research: Leading molecular and cellular pathologists from the University of Alabama have now identified 15 main viral genes explicitly expressed in human lung epithelial cells infected by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.   The research lead by Dr Sooryanarayana Varambally, Dr Darshan S. Chandrashekar and Dr Upender Manne, all from the Department of Pathology, University of Alabama at B...
Source: WHO and COVID-19  Jun 26, 2020  19 days ago
WHO: It was reported that changes were made to the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Research Roadmap based on the opinions involving more than 1,528 experts from 137 countries on research priorities and the new shift is away from vaccine development to greater emphasis and focus on public health intervention.   That new research roadmap has been published on a preprint server. htt...
Source: COVID-19 News  Jun 26, 2020  19 days ago
COVID-19 News: Medical researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas recently pinpointed a potential strategy for counteracting the acceleration of the illness in the lungs of COVID-19 patients.                                 A total of ...
Source: Cytokine Storms  Jun 26, 2020  20 days ago
Cytokine Storms:  Medical researchers from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University are the first in the world to profile the body's immune response to COVID-19.   Simply by detailed studying of blood samples from critically ill patients at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), the research team identified a unique pattern of six molecules that could be used as thera...
Source: Facebook  Jun 25, 2020  20 days ago
The American Facebook Platform Does It Again By labeling another article about FAR-UVC Light that has been proven safe to disinfect against the COVID-19 By Columbia University As fake.   https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/far-uvc-columbia-university-researchers-show-that-far-uvc-light-kills-99-9-percent-of-airborne-coronaviruses-while-being-safe-for-humans   This despite the fact th...
Source: COVID-19 Warning  Jun 25, 2020  20 days ago
COVID-19 Warning: Chinese researchers are saying that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has gone thru six major gene modifications along with thousands of smaller codon changes since January that seems to be enhancing its ability to infect and evade the human immune system. The researchers are saying that at the moment the US and Europe are the major sites for virus mutations but strangely there seems to...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 25, 2020  20 days ago
US Medical News:  38,386 new COVID-19 infections were reported in the last 24 hours as of 4.36am California, 25th Of June and the numbers are still rising. The number of COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours was 807.   What is worrisome is that it is estimated that there are about 23,631 individuals under critical care at the moment with many more on the waiting list for ICU facilities ...
Source: COVID-19 Severity  Jun 25, 2020  20 days ago
COVID-19 Severity: Researchers from King's College London, University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital have discovered that blood proteins in COVID-19 patients change over time, and these can possibly predict or reflect the severity of disease and also could serve as targets for treatment. Image by enriquelopezgarre from Pixabay  Their research findings ...
Source: COVID-19 Symptoms  Jun 25, 2020  20 days ago
COVID-19 Symptoms: A new collaborative meta-analysis study involving researchers from University Of Sheffield, Imperial College London, University Of Leeds and University Of Bristol, that aims to supersede the outdated list of symptoms listed by the World Health Organisation at the start of the pandemic, show that persistent cough and fever have been confirmed as the most prevalent symptoms associ...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Jun 25, 2020  20 days ago
COVID-19 Latest: Medical researchers from the University Of California-San Francisco (UCSF) report that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is unlikely to negatively impact pregnancy-related outcomes such as premature birth, transmission to babies, and infertility issues as the female reproductive tract has very extremely low expression of ACE-2 receptors unlike the male testes which studies are showing is...
Source: COVID-19 Immunology  Jun 25, 2020  20 days ago
COVID-19 Immunology:  Medical and immunology researchers from Qatar have discovered that antibody performances against endemic human coronaviruses are qualitatively different in children when compared to the general adult population, as well as healthy adult blood bank donors and they may also provide cross-protection against epidemic/pandemic strains.   So far four endemic h...
Source: Colchicine And COVID-19  Jun 25, 2020  20 days ago
Colchicine and COVID-19: Greek researchers have reported success in a small early clinical trial using an ancient drug called Colchicine to treat patients with severe COVID-19. The clinical trial results were published yesterday in the journal: JAMA Network Open. https://jamanetwork.com/searchresults?q=Spyridon%20Deftereos&f_SiteID=214&SearchSourceType=3&exPrm_qqq={!payloadDisMaxQPars...
Source: Far-UVC  Jun 25, 2020  20 days ago
Far-UVC: A new study by researchers from Columbia University Irving Medical Center has found that more than 99.9% of seasonal coronaviruses present in airborne droplets were killed when exposed to far-UVC, a particular wavelength of ultraviolet light that is safe to use around humans. The research findings were published in the journal: Scientific Reports. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41...
Source: Metformin and COVID-19  Jun 24, 2020  21 days ago
Metformin: Medical researchers from the University Of Minnesota have found in an observational study that the diabetes drug Metformin may lower risk of COVID-19 death in women especially those already with type 2 diabetes and/or those who are obese.   It is already a known fact that type2 diabetes (T2DM) and obesity are significant risks for mortality in Covid19. Metformin has been hypothes...
Source: Australia Medical News  Jun 24, 2020  21 days ago
Australia Medical News: The Australian military was called in today to help tackle a COVID-19 outbreak in Melbourne as there seems to an ever increase of new infections each day that is rattling the country's second-most populous city.   The state of Victoria has recorded double-digit increases in new daily cases for more than a week, mostly in the state capital Melbourne representing a...
Source: COVID-19 Transmission  Jun 24, 2020  21 days ago
COVID-19 Transmission: With new evidence surfacing about the possibility of SARS-CoV-2 infecting various animals, researchers from the University College London (UCL) are warning that say a global effort is needed to reduce the risk of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus later returning to people. A recently published comment piece for The Lancet Microbe by the  researchers warn...
Source: COVID-19 Recovery - Helena Oliviero, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution  Jun 24, 2020  21 days ago
COVID-19 Recovery: For certain individuals with COVID-19, symptoms can linger for weeks, even months or simply ongoing.   When American citizen Nina Dalsania Makadia felt the first symptoms of COVID-19 in March, she braced herself for a couple of miserable weeks.   The mother of three young children from Kennesaw, Georgia expected the virus to be like a bad cold or the flu. Her headach...
Source: Prednisone and COVID-19  Jun 24, 2020  21 days ago
Prednisone: According to a new international study involving researchers from America, Europe, Australia and Canada, for patients with rheumatic disease infected with COVID-19, usage of glucocorticoids such as predisone is associated with increased odds of hospitalization and severity. The study was published in the journal: Annals of Rheumatic Diseases. https://ard.bmj.com/content/79/7/859  ...
Source: World COVID-19 News  Jun 24, 2020  21 days ago
COVID-19 World News: The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is far from flattening peaking or let alone over. In the last 24 hours, the world is seeing exponential spike in cases and even countries like South Korea, China, Japan, Germany, Italy etc are all witnessing new clusters.   In the last 24 hours itself, there has been a total of 160,645 new cases of COVID-19 infections, bringing the total figure t...
Source: Singapore Medical News  Jun 23, 2020  22 days ago
Singapore Medical News: Disturbingly, Singapore saw 1,377 dengue cases in the week ending 20th of June, the highest number of weekly dengue cases ever recorded since 2014.   Significantly, the dengue virus serotype 3 (DENV3), which is currently circulating in Singapore, can undergo dramatic structural changes that enable it to resist vaccines and drugs, according to findings from a research...
Source: COVID-19 Serologic Assays  Jun 23, 2020  22 days ago
COVID-19 Serologic Assays: A collaborative study led by St George’s University-London on the use of inexpensive and accurate ELISA and rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) to identify the demographic and clinical factors that affect the antibody response in COVID-19 patients, showed that up to 8.5% of COVID-19 patients do not seroconvert. The research findings that are yet to have been peer-revie...
Source: CD4 And CD8 T Cells  Jun 23, 2020  22 days ago
CD4 and CD8 T Cells: A collaborative study lead by Oxford University involving researchers from Imperial College, University of Liverpool, University of York, University of Sheffield, and researchers from China shows that T cell responses in COVID-19 patients are broader and more robust in severe disease and are explicitly directed against spike, memory, and ORF3a proteins.   A significant ...
Source: Favipiravir And COVID-19  Jun 23, 2020  22 days ago
Favipiravir: The COVID-19 pandemic has made the medical and pharmaceutical world one big circus with many charlatans including Government authorities for the sake of greed, power or ego endorsing drugs that do not have any proven efficacy to treat the COVID-19 disease let alone safety studies done on their usage. One example is hydroxychloroquine and we are not going to elaborate on it here as eve...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jun 23, 2020  22 days ago
COVID-19 Research: A new collaborative research report by scientists from the University Of Exeter-UK, University Of Glasgow-UK, Lukasiewicz Institute of Electron Technology-Poland and Krakow University Of Agriculture-Poland  published on a preprint server that is yet to have been peer-reviewed describes the presence of stable severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) ...
Source: COVID-19 Infections  Jun 23, 2020  22 days ago
COVID-19 Infections: Numerous researchers and epidemiologists believe that the initial SARS-Cov-2 infection rate was undercounted due to many testing issues, asymptomatic and alternatively symptomatic individuals, and a failure to identify early cases.   A latest research from Pennsylvania State University estimates that the number of early COVID-19 cases in the United States may have ...
Source: Arrhythmia and COVID-19  Jun 23, 2020  22 days ago
Arrhythmia: According to a new study from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, patients with COVID-19 who were admitted to an intensive care unit were 10 times more likely than other hospitalized COVID-19 patients to suffer cardiac arrest or heart rhythm disorders.   The study was published in the Heart Rhythm Journal-the official journal of...
Source: COVID-19-Drugs  Jun 23, 2020  22 days ago
COVID-19-Drugs: German researchers from Marburg University Hospital claim that the cancer drug ruxolitinib is able to stop inflammatory processes in COVID-19 patients with acute respiratory syndrome (ARDS).   Their research findings were published in the journal: Nature https://www.nature.com/articles/s41375-020-0907-9   Dr Thomas Wiesmann who is from  intensive care team in the D...
Source: Alzheimer's disease  Jun 22, 2020  23 days ago
Alzheimer's disease: Japanese researchers from Kyushu University have reported that a dipeptide protein fragment that makes its way into the brain after being ingested can reduce memory degradation in mice treated to simulate Alzheimer's disease.   These dipeptides are derived by breaking apart the proteins in soybeans, the memory-effecting molecule is classified as a dipe...
Source:COVID-19 Facts  Jun 22, 2020  23 days ago
News: It is interesting that when mainstream media or laymen make assumptions that the SARS-Coronavirus could perhaps be spread by food or can be frozen and thawed back again in its active state, we have so called ‘qualified medical experts’ from a third world country famous for lying and most probably coming from some university with pathetic rankings (not even in the top 75)  ma...
Source: Immunotherapy and Vitamin D  Jun 22, 2020  23 days ago
Immunotherapy: Researchers from Harvard Medical School in new study they recently conducted are saying that taking vitamin D supplements may help prevent a potentially serious side effect of a revolutionary form of anti-cancer therapy known as immunotherapy. This is typical side-effect is the inflammation of the colon or colitis. Therapeutically, immune checkpoint inhibitors help the immune ...
Source: COVID-19 Natural Cures  Jun 22, 2020  23 days ago
COVID-19 Natural Cures: Researchers from the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has identified 125 naturally occurring compounds that have a computational potential for efficacy against the COVID-19 virus from the first batch of 50,000 compounds rapidly assessed by a supercomputer.   A supercomputer is being utilized to assess the treatment efficacy of naturally occurring compounds a...
Source: Protease Inhibitors and COVID-19  Jun 22, 2020  23 days ago
Protease Inhibitors: Leading astrobiologists supported in part by the NASA Astrobiology Program are applying their diverse skillset to the development of treatments for patients infected by COVID-19. Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations are an important tool used by the team. This technique allows researchers to simulate proteins, understand how they work, and design inhibitors before w...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 21, 2020  24 days ago
US Medical News: Despite decreasing COVID-19 death rates in the last 24 hours, a worrying sign is emerging that new infected rates are on the increase once again in America. In the last 24 hours a total of 33,412 new cases were registered for COVID-19 (certain states had not submitted their reports yet as of press time, suggesting that figures could be much higher) while the day before it was 33, ...
Source: Clozapine and COVID-19  Jun 21, 2020  24 days ago
Clozapine: Researchers from King’s College London are warning that patients taking antipsychotic drug Clozapine are at an increased risk of contracting COVID-19.   Their research findings are published in a preprint server that has yet to be peer reviewed. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.06.17.20133595v1   Clozapine is an antipsychotic drug with proven efficacy to tr...
Source: Ivermectin And COVID-19  Jun 21, 2020  24 days ago
Ivermectin and COVID-19: Despite initial molecular docking studies and vitro studies showing a potential of using Ivermectin to treat COVID-19, there has only been a few clinical trials and even then despite having positive results, not much is talked about Ivermectin as its basically a drug whose patent has lapsed and hence it is not profitable for many pharmaceutical giants to promote it. To als...
Source: Azithromycin and COVID-19  Jun 21, 2020  24 days ago
Azithromycin: In a new study published in the Oxford Journal: Open Forum Infectious Disease, researchers Dr Jeniffer Lighter and Dr Vanessa Raabe from New York University School of Medicine warn against the use of the antibiotic azithromycin to treat COVID-19. https://academic.oup.com/ofid/article/7/6/ofaa207/5849083   In the mad scramble to find drugs to treat COVId-19 and the testing of v...
Source: Prostate Cancer  Jun 21, 2020  24 days ago
Prostate Cancer:  Pre-clinical trials by the University of South Australia indicate that reformulation of the prostate cancer drug abiraterone acetate improves the drug's effectiveness by 40 per cent and dramatically improve the quality of life for individuals suffering from prostate cancer.   The research findings have been published in the International Journal of Pharmaceutics. ...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jun 21, 2020  24 days ago
COVID-19 Research: Researchers from a biomedical cum AI company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts have discovered that the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein’s furin cleavage site is identical to a sequence in the human epithelial sodium channel, which likewise must be cut by furin in order to be activated. The researchers propose that the new coronavirus may be competing with the sodium channel for f...
Source: Chemotherapy, Doxirubicin And Heart Failure  Jun 20, 2020  25 days ago
Chemotherapy: Medical researchers from Yale have developed a technique to predict whether cancer patients receiving a common chemotherapy drug are likely to experience heart failure as a result.   Doxorubicin, a chemotherapy drug which is often used to treat a number of cancers, including breast and bladder cancers, lymphoma, and Kaposi's sarcoma also has some negative side-effects of w...
Source: Asthma and COVID-19  Jun 20, 2020  25 days ago
Asthma: According to a new research by scientist from University of St Vincent in Ireland, individuals with asthma are not at a higher risk of developing more severe conditions of COVID-19  as research findings show that the condition does not increase one’s risk of hospitalization when contracting the coronavirus.   The study findings were published in the Journal of Allerg...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Jun 20, 2020  25 days ago
COVID-19 Latest: A recent research by Marshall University-West Virginia found that environmental conditions affect the stability of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in human nasal mucus and sputum.   The findings of the research was published in the journal: Emerging Infectious Diseases, the journal of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 20, 2020  25 days ago
US Medical News: A new study that is yet to have been peer-reviewed indicates that Chicagoans are being infected with a unique strain of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus unlike the rest of the United States.   The study findings published in a preprint server indicates that the strain is linked to the early coronavirus outbreak in China and correlates with a lower viral load in the upper airways....
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jun 20, 2020  25 days ago
COVID-19 Research: German researchers from the Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology (IKMB) in Kiel, Germany along with scientists from England, Spain, Italy and Norway have identified two genetic variants associated with COVID-19 respiratory failure and susceptibility.   The research findings are published in The New England Journal of Medicine . https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.105...
Source: Meningitis  Jun 20, 2020  25 days ago
Meningitis: The US CDC is warning about the emergence of a new strain of antibiotic-resistant meningitis bacteria. Neisseria meningitidis   A detailed analysis of meningococcus isolates from US health departments has identified a novel strain of ciprofloxacin-resistant and beta-lactamase–producing Neisseria meningitidis, scientists with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccines  Jun 20, 2020  25 days ago
COVID-19 Vaccines: A team of medical experts are recommending that administering the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine could serve as a preventive measure to dampen septic inflammation associated with COVID-19 infection.   Dr Paul Fidel, Jr., Department Chair, Oral and Craniofacial Biology, and Associate Dean for Research, Louisiana State University Health School of Dentistry and Dr Mai...
Source: Pediatrics and COVID-19  Jun 20, 2020  25 days ago
Pediatrics: A medical study from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago shows that babies under 90 days of age who tested positive for COVID-19 tend to be well, with little or no respiratory involvement. Fever was often found to be the primary or only symptom. The study  findings were published in The Journal of Pediatrics. https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-347...
Source: China Medical News  Jun 19, 2020  26 days ago
China Medical News: Authorities In China have released genome data for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus found in a new outbreak in Beijing, which Chinese virologists claims share similarities to European strains, as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases neared 200 on Friday. Readers should however be reminded that the coronavirus causing the global pandemic first originated from China.   Thousan...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 19, 2020  26 days ago
US Medical News: COVID-19 deaths per day in the U.S. have fallen in recent weeks to the lowest level since late March, even as states increasingly reopen for business. However scientists are deeply afraid the trend may be about to reverse itself.   In the last 24 hours there were only 747 deaths from the COVID-19 disease but 27,924 new infected cases. There is however more than 19,215 patie...
Source: Ophthalmology and COVID-19  Jun 19, 2020  26 days ago
Ophthalmology: According to medical researchers and clinicians from the University of Albert, a case of pink eye is now reason to be tested for COVID-19.   Though coughing, fever and difficulty in breathing are common manifestations and symptoms of the COVID-19 disease that is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus,  a recent case study involving an Edmonton woman has determined that con...
Source: Diabetic Ketoacidosis  Jun 18, 2020  27 days ago
Diabetic ketoacidosis: According to a new clinical report published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Diabetic ketoacidosis is a common and potentially fatal complication in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. https://academic.oup.com/jcem/advance-article/doi/10.1210/clinem/dgaa360/5857202   The medical condition diabetic ketoacidosis almost a...
Source: Tocilizumab or Actemra  Jun 18, 2020  27 days ago
Tocilizumab:  Pharma giant Roche’s rheumatoid arthritis drug, Actemra (Tocilizumab)  failed to help COVID-19 patients in Italian study according to the clinical trial findings released today.   The drug failed to help patients with early-stage COVID-19 pneumonia in an Italian study, the latest instance in another an anti-inflammatory drug has fallen through in a coronavirus ...
Source: Diets  Jun 18, 2020  27 days ago
Diets: Medical Researchers from the Australian National Phenome Centre at Murdoch University and collaborators from Imperial College London have made a major breakthrough in comprehending how individuals can have different reactions to the same diets.   General assumptions about diets and expected standard response from masses about such diets are no longer valid as every individual respons...
Source: Brain Health  Jun 18, 2020  27 days ago
Brain Health: Medical researchers from the University of California-Davis, have found a link between traffic-related air pollution and an increased risk for changes in brain development relevant to neurodevelopmental disorders.   The new study based on rodent models, corroborates previous epidemiological evidence showing this association.   University of California-Davis toxicologist D...
Source: Multiple Sclerosis  Jun 18, 2020  27 days ago
Multiple Sclerosis: Medical researchers from the Kessler Foundation recently conducted a comprehensive review of pharmacologic agents used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, seeking evidence for efficacy for the cognitive dysfunction experienced by more than half of affected individuals and found that most of the prescribed drugs do not work.   The research findings were published in the...
Source: Cardiovascular Disease: Disease  Jun 18, 2020  27 days ago
Cardiovascular Disease: A recent study in the journal JAMA Cardiology has suggested that even a normal systolic blood pressure (SBP) of 90 mm Hg is not good enough. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamacardiology/article-abstract/2766469   Based on the study findings, there appears to be a stepwise increase in the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) beginning at an SBP le...
Source: Biotechnology and COVID-19  Jun 18, 2020  27 days ago
Biotechnology: Researchers from University of California-San Diego are using nanoparticles cloaked in human lung cell membranes and human immune cell membranes that can attract and neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 virus in cell culture, causing the virus to lose its ability to hijack host cells and reproduce, as a new approach to try and treat COVID-19. In vitro experiments, both the lung cel...
Source: Breast Cancer  Jun 18, 2020  27 days ago
Breast Cancer: A new research by oncologists from the University of Notre Dame-Indiana  shows that statins which are drugs used to treat high cholesterol could interfere with the way breast cancer cells adapt to the microenvironment in the brain, preventing the cancer from taking hold. Patients with breast cancer who experience this type of metastasis typically survive for only months after d...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Trials  Jun 18, 2020  27 days ago
COVID-19 Clinical Trials: Past studies have shown that low-dose, whole lung radiation in the form of X-rays can effectively treat severe pneumonia, with minimal side effects.   Now, two clinical trials by Ohio State University are applying a modern version of this concept to test patients who have acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) as a result of COVID-19 infection.   In each o...
Source: WHO  Jun 18, 2020  27 days ago
WHO: The World Health Organization finally decided Wednesday to halt all trials of hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for hospitalized COVID-19 patients, finding it did not reduce the mortality rate.   The malaria and rheumatoid arthritis drug, hydroxychloroquine has been at the center of political and scientific controversy.   It has been touted as a possible treatment for th...
Source: COVID-19 Pandemic  Jun 18, 2020  27 days ago
COVID-19 Pandemic: The last 24 hours has seen some interesting spikes in cases all around the world and even in countries that had no COVID-19 cases in weeks or months, there has been a sudden emergence of the virus. The only countries that did not report any cases were those whose governments were famous for either concealing figures or disseminating fake news.   Brazil recorded the highes...
Source: Cognitive Health  Jun 17, 2020  28 days ago
Cognitive Health: A research led by scientists from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin challenges claims from some international scientific circles, that having high blood levels of folate (folic acid) increases the risk of poor cognition in older adults, especially in those with low levels of vitamin B12.   The research published in the British Journal...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jun 17, 2020  28 days ago
COVID-19 Research: A new research by researchers from Zhejiang University School of Medicine-China  and The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang-China shows that The SARS-COV-2 coronavirus also affcets thyroid functions of a majority of COVID-19 patients.   The study lead by Dr Lisong Teng had its research findings published on a preprint server and the paper is currently being peer-rev...
Source: China Medical News  Jun 17, 2020  28 days ago
China Medical News: Despite some stupid Thais who were reporting from China and claiming that the situation was not that bad and that the media were exaggerating, Beijing shut all its schools again on Wednesday as the city reported 31 new coronavirus cases, with authorities in the Chinese capital rushing to curb an outbreak linked to a wholesale food market.   China authorities have also su...
Source: India Medical News  Jun 17, 2020  28 days ago
India Medical News: India recorded a total of 2,006's COVID-19 deaths in the last 29 hrs and it seems like that trend is going to stay for a while as it is reported that 15,832 individuals are in also critical conditions and local hospitals are reporting of a surge in cases and also critical patients.   The number of new infected COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours was 11,135 cases brin...
Source: Vildagliptin Versus Metformin  Jun 17, 2020  28 days ago
Vildagliptin an oral anti-hyperglycemic agent that goes by the trade name Galvus showed similar protective effects as metformin on the beta-cell function, reduced insulin resistance, and blood sugar levels in newly diagnosed Asian Indians with type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to a recent study. The research trial further found that there was an improved insulin sensitivity in patients treated wi...
Source: Diabetes  Jun 17, 2020  28 days ago
Diabetes: The elderly with type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a growing but under-studied population that is prone to hypoglycemia, particularly when diabetes is longstanding. Unknown to many, hypoglycemia can cause altered mental status and sometimes seizure or loss of consciousness, which can prove fatal. According to this six-month, multi-site clinical study trial called the Wireless Innovation for Sen...
Source: Pediatrics and COVID-19  Jun 17, 2020  28 days ago
Pediatrics: According to a new study by Chinese researchers, important insights into the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of pediatric patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the deadly COVID-19 disease could facilitate early identification and intervention in suspected patients.   The research was led by Dr Xihui Zhou of the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Jun 17, 2020  28 days ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: Medical researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) in collaboration with scientists from Regeneron Pharmaceutcials have evaluated several human antibodies to determine the most potent combination to be mixed in a cocktail and used as a promising anti-viral therapy against the virus that causes COVID-19.   The research demonstrates the rapid p...
Source: Remdesivir and COVID-19  Jun 16, 2020  29 days ago
Remdesivir:  The American Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to doctors and all healthcare professionals about a newly discovered potential drug interaction related to the investigational antiviral drug remdesivir, an antiviral drug that is being evaluated as a potential treatment for the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and has also been granted emergency use authoriz...
Source: Dexamethasone and COVID-19  Jun 16, 2020  29 days ago
Dexamethasone and COVID-19: Medical researchers from University Of Oxford-England say they have the first evidence that the cheap steroid Dexamethasone can improve COVID-19 survival in patients with severe conditions. http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-06-16-dexamethasone-reduces-death-hospitalised-patients-severe-respiratory-complications   The British researchers have found that low-dose dexam...
Source: UK Healthcare News  Jun 16, 2020  29 days ago
UK Healthcare News: A total of more than 237 million pharmaceutical and medication errors are made every year in England, the avoidable consequences of which cost the NHS almost US$124 million and more than 1700 lives every year.   The data and national estimates were published in the British Medical Journal and reflect on the sad state of affairs of the UK Medical Industry and its credibil...
Source: COVID-19 Study  Jun 16, 2020  29 days ago
COVID-19 Study: Individuals under the age of 20 are half as likely to contract COVID-19 as the rest of the population, according to new modeling study released today by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The study also suggests four out of five infected young individuals will show no symptoms.   The study findings published in the Nature Medicine Journal could hel...
Source: Anti-aging  Jun 16, 2020  29 days ago
Anti-Aging: A new study by anti-aging researchers from the University of California-Berkeley shows that age-reversing effects can be achieved by simply diluting the blood plasma of old mice and transfusing the mixture back to them.   The team found that replacing half of the blood plasma of old mice with a mixture of saline and albumin, where the albumin simply replaces ...
Source: COVID-19 Pandemic  Jun 16, 2020  29 days ago
COVID-19 Pandemic: EDITORIAL- As of 16th June, (3.30am California) the official total number of infected COVID-19 cases has reached more than 8.15 million while the total number dead is 439,715.  In reality all these figures being collated by John Hopkins and sites like Worldometers are all not reliable as many countries are under-reporting figures or even concealing figures deliberately. Amo...
Source: Atherosclerosis  Jun 16, 2020  29 days ago
Atherosclerosis: Medical scientist at Scripps Research have identified cyclic peptide molecules that can remodel the gut microbiome to a healthier state and they have shown through studies in mice that this reduces cholesterol levels and strongly inhibits the thickened-artery condition known as atherosclerosis.   The researchers created a set of molecules called cyclic peptides th...
Source: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy or DMD  Jun 16, 2020  29 days ago
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy or DMD: Initial findings of the first four patients treated in the first clinical trial of systemic delivery of micro-dystrophin gene therapy in children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) suggest that the therapy can provide functional improvement that is greater than that observed under the standard of care.   Dr Jerry Mendell, MD, the study's co-author...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 16, 2020  29 days ago
US Medical News: Many Americans could face high out-of-pocket medical costs for COVID-19 hospitalizations despite the fact that many insurers have waived their cost-sharing requirements, a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests.   The research findings were published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. https://www.ajpmonline.org/a...
Source: Vitamin K and Supplements  Jun 16, 2020  29 days ago
Vitamin K: A new research lead by Tufts University that also involved scientists from Boston University, Wake Forests School Of Medicine and University of Vermont that involved a new, multi-ethnic study found older adults with low vitamin K levels were more likely to die within 13 years compared to those whose vitamin K levels were adequate. The study findings suggest vitamin K, a nutrient found i...
Source: Hydroxychloroquine And Chloroquine  Jun 16, 2020  29 days ago
Hydroxychloroquine:  U.S. regulators  finally on Monday revoked emergency authorization for malaria drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine promoted by scammers for treating COVID-19 amid evidence these drugs do not work and are in fact lethal in certain cases and causes serious side effects.   Strangely the official revocation of the drug to treat COVID-19 was done on a very low...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Jun 16, 2020  29 days ago
COVID-19 Antibodies:  A team led by Scripps Research including scientists from University of California-SanDiego, University Of Washington, Harvard University and International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)-New York has discovered a type of antibodies in the blood of recovered COVID-19 patients that provide powerful protection against SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus when tested in animals and human c...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jun 16, 2020  29 days ago
COVID-19 Research: A new research led by Norwegian University of Science and Technology involving both Norwegian and Estonian researchers have established a cell culture that allows them to test antibody-laden plasma, drugs and drug combinations in the laboratory. The team also identified six potential antiviral candidates out of a base of 136 already approved drugs that could be repurposed. One c...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Jun 15, 2020  30 days ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: Emerging results from an antibody testing research show that COVID-19 antibodies remain stable in the blood of the majority of infected patients almost two months after diagnosis and possibly longer. However the antibodies were not detectable in everyone exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 corona virus, opening discussions on how best to interpret antibody and viral tests.   The ...
Source: Thailand Hospital News  Jun 15, 2020  30 days ago
Thailand Hospitals: An official disciplinary inquiry has been ordered against the director of a Khon Kaen Hospital, Dr Charnchai Chanvorachaikul in northeastern Thailand, who stands accused of demanding kickbacks. He is accused of demanding a 5% commissions from pharmaceutical firms from March to October 2018, in exchange for buying products from certain suppliers.   The official inquiry wa...
Source : Mesothelioma and Cancer  Jun 15, 2020  1 month ago
Mesothelioma: According to a cancer research abstract presented during a virtual session of the Society of Interventional Radiology's 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting held yesterday by cancer researchers from Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida and also the University of South Florida, a novel treatment for advanced mesothelioma is safe and effective and may improve the quality of life for patients...
Source: Drug-Resistant Bacteria  Jun 15, 2020  1 month ago
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA):   Researchers from Emory University have identified and isolated phytochemicals from the Brazilian peppertree- a weedy, invasive shrub in Florida that reduces the virulence of antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria.    The research has been published in the journal: Scientific Reports https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccines  Jun 14, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Vaccines: With China’s PR machines in full swing telling the world about its progress in terms of creating a COVID-19 vaccine and the time frame it expects to roll it out for its country and the rest of the world, many health professionals elsewhere are either shaking their heads in horror or are having a long hilarious laugh. Chinese reputation and it past track record for tainted ...
Source: Telehealth  Jun 14, 2020  1 month ago
Telehealth App:  UK’s most used online doctor consultancy app: Babylon Health has acknowledged that its GP video appointment app has suffered a data breach.   The company was alerted to the problem after one of its users discovered he had been given access to dozens of video recordings of other patients' consultations.   A security follow-up check by Babylon revealed a s...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus  Jun 14, 2020  1 month ago
Thailand Coronavirus: Local Thai media has reported that the Transport Company in Thailand that runs the public buses have imposed a new rule in the attempt to curb COVID-19 in that no foreigners including all expats in the country will be allowed to board any public buses.   Public buses will only be allowed for Thais and proof via the showing of a Thai ID card is required prior to boardin...
Source: Thailand Diabetes  Jun 14, 2020  1 month ago
Diabetes: Indian Researchers led by a Keralite have found in a new study that green jackfruit powder decreases blood sugar and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) in diabetes patients.   The study findings have been published in the American Diabetes Association’s medical journal: Diabetes. https://diabetes.diabetesjournals.org/content/69/Supplement_1/719-P   The study suggests a thera...
Source: China Medical News  Jun 13, 2020  1 month ago
China Medical News: Certain Areas In Beijing, China’s capital have been placed under lockdown today as six new confirmed  domestic coronavirus cases were reported, fuelling fears of a resurgence in local transmission. Local hospitals are however saying that there are far more cases than authorities are reporting as hospitals are seeing a surge of patients manifesting symptoms. &n...
Source: Aspirin and Cancer  Jun 13, 2020  1 month ago
Aspirin and Cancer: Oncology and medical researchers have discovered from an international clinical trial that a regular dose of aspirin taken to reduce the risk of inherited bowel cancer can have long lasting effects even up to 10 years after stopping treatment. The clinical trial known as CAPP2 involved patients with Lynch syndrome from around the world and revealed that two aspirins a day, for ...
Source: Asymptomatic COVID-19   Jun 13, 2020  1 month ago
Asymptomatic COVID-19 Cases: According to the results of a Scripps Research Institute (California) study involving analysis of public datasets on asymptomatic infections, an extraordinary percentage of individuals infected by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, never show symptoms of the disease.   The research findings, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, suggest that asymptomatic infec...
Source: China Medical News  Jun 12, 2020  1 month ago
China Medical News: Government authorities in Beijing announced today that it would delay primary school students returning to class after three fresh SRAS-Cov-2 coronavirus cases emerged in the capital the first after two months of no infections in the city.   It was not just the three cases that triggered the reactions and fears but reportedly certain medical professionals are saying that...
Source: Thailand Medical Devices  Jun 12, 2020  1 month ago
Medical Devices: It is a well-known fact that cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) treatment inactivates various pathogens such as bacteria and viruses.   Medical researchers are now exploring if cold atmospheric plasma CAP is used in the nasal, oral, and pharyngeal cavities, nosocomial super infections in patients with mechanical ventilators, which are a frequent cause of death, could potentially b...
Source: Thailand HIV  Jun 12, 2020  1 month ago
HIV: Medical researchers from Rush University Medical Center, Temple University School of Medicine and the University Of Texas Medical Branch have found that astrocytes, a type of brain cell can harbor HIV and then spread the virus to immune cells that traffic them out of the brain and into other organs.   It was observed that HIV moved from the brain via this route even when the virus was ...
Source: India Medical News  Jun 12, 2020  1 month ago
India Medical News: The COVID-19 crisis is fast spiraling out of control in India. As of Friday (12th June), the total number of COVID-19 infected cases has reached 298,291 while the total number dead from the coronavirus have reached 8,501. The total deemed to have recovered according to health authorities are 147,195 while about 11,134 are in critical care. On Thursday alone, a record of almost ...
Source: Diabetic Retinopathy   Jun 12, 2020  1 month ago
Diabetic retinopathy is a typical complication of diabetes and a leading cause of blindness in the world. A new research by scientist from University Of Oklahoma show that visual function in diabetic mice was significantly improved after treatment with a single dose of visual chromophore 9-cis-retinal, a vitamin A analog that can form a visual pigment in the retina cells, thereby producing a light...
Source: Interferon Lambda  Jun 12, 2020  1 month ago
Interferon Lambda:  Medical researchers from the Francis Crick Institute in England have found that a protein called Interferon Lamba which has antiviral properties and is initially helpful in the body's immune response to viruses, can later interfere with the repair of damaged lung tissue by inhibiting the repair process.   The researchers led by Dr Andreas Wack from the Institute...
Source: COVID-19 Antibody Test  Jun 12, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Antibody Test: Scientists and researchers from University Of North Carolina School Of Medicine have developed a new kind of antibody test that could be ramped up to test thousands of blood samples at labs that do not have the resources of commercial labs and large academic medical centers.   The team created a blood test to pinpoint SARS-CoV-2 antibodies that target one u...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 11, 2020  1 month ago
US MEDICAL NEWS: The American Thoracic Society has published a study paper that warns about the impending drug shortage that the United States will face if not already facing.   The research paper is published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society and examines the nation’s current shortage of vitally needed medications, and how this dangerous situation is being made...
Source: BCG Vaccine  Jun 11, 2020  1 month ago
BCG Vaccine: Initially several researchers and prominent news outlets have noticed that countries still administering the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine against tuberculosis had fewer coronavirus cases and fewer deaths per capita in the outbreak’s early stages. This led many to assume that the BCG vaccine could to a certain degree protect against the COVID-19. However mor...
Source: Hydroxychloroquine  Jun 11, 2020  1 month ago
Hydroxychloroquine:  Researchers in a new study from Netherlands in collaboration with scientists from US and Germany  show that the drug hydroxychloroquine suppresses a form of immunity called ‘trained immunity,’ with repercussions for its potential use to treat COVID-19.   Hydroxychloroquine is an anti-malarial and a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD), whi...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  Jun 11, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: As the SARS-CoV-2 has the potential to mutate, and numerous studies and genomic sequencings have already shown that many mutated strains of the SARS-CoV-2 has emerged, it is critically significant to check the efficacy of current diagnostic tests, warns York University researchers, who found seven out of 27 methods had potential sequence mismatch issues that may lead to under...
Source: Gut Microbiome  Jun 11, 2020  1 month ago
Gut Microbiome: Medical researchers at Princeton University have developed a systematic approach for evaluating how the microbial community in the human intestines can chemically transform, or metabolize, oral medications in ways that impact their safety and efficacy.   The study is published in the journal: Cell. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0092867420305638...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 11, 2020  1 month ago
US Medical News: The state of Texas on Wednesday (June 10) reported 2,504 new COVID-19 cases, the highest one-day total since the pandemic emerged.   Also, a month into its reopening, Florida this week reported 8,553 new cases - the most of any seven-day period.   Meanwhile California's hospitalizations are at their highest since May 13 and have risen in nine of the past 10 days. &...
Source: COVID-19  Jun 11, 2020  1 month ago
According to new report published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), the food industry shares the blame not only for the obesity pandemic but also for the severity of COVID-19 disease and its devastating consequences. https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m2237   Medical researchers at Queen Mary University of London say coronavirus has made tackling the obesity pandemic even more urgent, an...
Source: Neutrophils And COVID-19  Jun 11, 2020  1 month ago
Neutrophils or a type of white blood cell may be central to the immune system overreaction that is the most common cause of death for COVID-19 patient. Now researchers from the University of Michigan have that found that rod-shaped particles can take them out of circulation and hence prevent the deadly immune responses.   The research findings are published in the medical journal: Science A...
Source: Singapore and Facebook  Jun 11, 2020  1 month ago
Facebook has labeled on its platform a research by credible Singaporean doctors from the prestigious Singapore Government owned hospital : The Singapore General Hospital  as false. The research which focuses about the usage of the vitamin and mineral combination of Vitamin D, Vitamin B12 and Magnesium  to help prevent elderly patients from progressing into severe stages of the COVID-19 d...
Source: Indonesia Medical News  Jun 10, 2020  1 month ago
Indonesia Medical News: The South-East Asian country with the biggest population: Indonesia posted a record number of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infections on Wednesday, sparking calls from health experts for the world's fourth most populous country to slam the brakes on easing restrictions.   The week before, Jakarta the capital opened mosques for the first time in nearly three months, as ...
Source: COVID-19 and Mixed Reality  Jun 10, 2020  1 month ago
Mixed Reality (MR): An innovative project at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has brought the versatility of mixed and augmented reality products to the forefront of the news. Called the Imperial led project, the initiative has doctors wearing the Microsoft Hololens headsets whilst working on the front lines of the COVID pandemic, to aid them in their care for their patients. ht...
Source: Gut Microbiome  Jun 10, 2020  1 month ago
Gut Microbiome: According to a new study by researchers from Augusta University-Georgia, females especially those with untreated hypertension would benefit by reducing salt intake to what is considered a healthier level as it will help maintain a healthy  gut microbiome and also normalize their  blood pressure.   The study was published in the AHA’s journal: Hypertension. ht...
Source: Cannabis and PSTD  Jun 10, 2020  1 month ago
Cannabis: According to a recent research led by Assistant Professor Dr Carrie Cuttle from the department of Psychology at Washington State University. Individuals suffering from post-traumatic distress disorder (PSTD) report that cannabis reduces the severity of their symptoms by more than half, at least in the short term.   Dr Cuttler and the rest of the researchers analyzed data of more ...
Source: Weight Loss  Jun 09, 2020  1 month ago
Weight Loss: New research findings in a study lead by Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) that also included researchers from University of Kiel-Germany, University Of Melbourne, University Of Sydney, University Of New South Wales and University Of Copenhagen, have provided a new understanding into the roles two essential amino acids (threonine and tryptophan) play in m...
Source: COVID-19 And China  Jun 09, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19: Harvard University researchers have released a preprint study that states that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was already in Wuhan as early as August 2019. https://dash.harvard.edu/bitstream/handle/1/42669767/Satellite_Images _Baidu_COVID19_manuscript_preprint.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y  or https://dash.harvard.edu/handle/1/42669767   The study suggests that trends in hospita...
Source: Probiotics  Jun 09, 2020  1 month ago
Probiotics: After a careful review and analysis of all available research publications and reports, the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has released new clinical guidelines that state for most digestive conditions there is not enough evidence to support the use of probiotics.   The AGA publication is the first clinical guideline to focus on probiotics across multiple GI disea...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 09, 2020  1 month ago
US Medical News: There is beginning of some optimism as despite shutdowns being lifted and the ongoing protests in various states all over America with regards to criminal nature of the police force in the US, COVID-19 infections and deaths seem to be dropping.   In the last 24 hours, (8th June), there was only 19,044 new confirmed COVID-19 infected cases while there was only 586 COVID-19 r...
Source: Contraceptives And Weight Gain  Jun 09, 2020  1 month ago
Contraceptives: Researchers from the University Of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus say that genetics may explain why some women gain weight when using a popular method of birth control.   Dr Aaron Lazorwitz, an assistant Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Family Planning at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and lead author of the study told Thailand Medical News, "For ...
Source: Cataracts  Jun 09, 2020  1 month ago
Cataracts: A combined study by Australian and Chinese researchers involving more than 170,000 individuals show conclusive evidence that regular physical exercise reduces the risk of age-related cataracts.   Age-related cataracts are the cause of blindness in an estimated 13 million individuals worldwide.   The research findings published in the International Journal of Ophthalmolo...
Source: Aspirin And Cancer  Jun 09, 2020  1 month ago
Aspirin: A detailed meta-analysis by Italian researchers involving more than 113 past cancer studies indicates that by taking one or two aspirin doses a week helps ward off cancer, especially liver, stomach, pancreatic and bowel cancer. However they warned that while taking aspirin reduces the risk of cancer, it can increase the risk of ulcers and stomach bleeding and no one should ever start taki...
Source: SARS-CoV-2  Jun 09, 2020  1 month ago
SARS-CoV-2-associated acute kidney injury (AKI) is one of the more frequently encountered organ involvements in COVID-19, occurring in as many as 80% of all critically ill patients. A new French study shows that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the deadly COVID-19 disease, also attacks the proximal tubular cells of the kidney and causes the development of acute Fanconi syndrome as one of the...
Source: Kawasaki-Like Syndrome  Jun 08, 2020  1 month ago
Kawasaki-Like Syndrome: Medical researchers from the University of Birmingham have developed a test that has offered evidence confirming COVID-19 to be the cause of a newly emerged multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children, who have tested negative for the virus by the PCR test.   The study findings also raise the possibility that children who may have had the virus in their system, ev...
Source: Alzheimer  Jun 08, 2020  1 month ago
Alzheimer: A first study by researchers from University Od Eastern Findland highlights the fact that individuals with Alzheimer’s disease using antiepileptic drugs have twice the risk of pneumonia compared to non-users. The study showed that the risk was highest in the beginning of use, but remained on an elevated level even in long-term use. The results were published in the Journal of...
Source: Intermittent Fasting  Jun 08, 2020  1 month ago
Intermittent Fasting: Medical researchers from Nottingham Trent University and Loughborough University have discovered why certain people do not lose weight while on an intermittent fasting program.   The study was published in the medical journal: Science Direct https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0195666319315636?dgcid=author   Typically intermittent fasting is a w...
Source: Cardiovascular Disease  Jun 08, 2020  1 month ago
Cardiovascular Disease: Medical researchers from University of California, Berkeley, have discovered a correlation between disrupted nightly sleep and clogged arteries caused by inflammation, which could lead to serious heart and cardiovascular diseases.   The research findings are published in the medical journal: PLOS Biology https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journa...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jun 07, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Research: To date, there are more than 1,486 peer-reviewed published research studies related to COVID-19 in more than 185 medical journals not only in English but also in other languages.   However there are almost more than 12,039 pre-print non-peer-reviewed studies published over the last few months in more than 17 pre-print servers online. Thailand Medical News in this second r...
Source : COVID-19 Latest  Jun 07, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Latest: It was announce that the U S FDA  has approved the antibiotic combination imipenem-cilastatin and relbactam (Recarbrio) for the treatment of hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (HABP/VABP) in patients aged 18 years and older. Recarbrio was previously FDA-approved to treat patients with complicated urinary tract infections and co...
Source: COVID-19 & KHN  Jun 07, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19: It is shocking to see scenes of US authorities using tear gas and pepper sprays to disperse protesters in various states while the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is still infecting tens of thousands of individuals each day. Studies have shown that the usage of these chemicals can increase the risk to respiratory illnesses. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25003867/   Unknown to many des...
Source: Cannabis  Jun 06, 2020  1 month ago
Cannabis: The world is facing an impending health crisis a bacterial resistance to antibiotics is growing at a fast rate. With fewer antibiotics available to treat resistant bacterial infections, the possibility of entering a pre-antibiotic era is becoming a fast reality.   Currently alternative strategies are being explored and helper compounds are attracting attention.   Helper compo...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 06, 2020  1 month ago
US Medical News: America has finally started the legal process to sue a Chinese firm over half a million fake N95 masks that the country had ordered during the peak of the COVID-19 crisis when it needed these protective masks for its front line health staff.    A legal complaint was filed in a federal court in Brooklyn, New York, in which the FBI said Guangdong-based King Yea...
Source: COVID-19 Treatments  Jun 06, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Treatments: Significant early data from a clinical study suggest that blocking the Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) protein provided clinical benefit to a group of patients with severe COVID-19. The medical researchers observed that the off-label use of the cancer drug acalabrutinib, a BTK inhibitor that is approved to treat several blood cancers, was associated with reduced respiratory distr...
Source: Campylobacter  Jun 06, 2020  1 month ago
Campylobacter:  According to a new research from the University of Queensland-Australia, gastrointestinal infection with Campylobacter plays a major role in the stunting of children.   The research findings are published in the medical journal: PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. https://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0008328   Typical...
Source: Acute Kidney Injury  Jun 06, 2020  1 month ago
Acute Kidney Injury:  According to a study published in The British Medical Journal or BMJ, most hospitalized COVID-19 patients faced major morbidity and mortality, with 78.0 percent of those admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) developing acute kidney injury or AKI. https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m1996 Dr Michael G. Argenziano, from Columbia University in New York City, and c...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 05, 2020  1 month ago
US Medical News: There were a total of 22,268 New Covid-19 infections in the United States over the last 24 hours (4th June) and a total of 1031 deaths reported. To date a total of 1,924,189 individuals have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the United States of which a total of 712,252 are supposedly to have ‘recovered’ according to US health authorities.   A to...
Source: High Blood Pressure  Jun 05, 2020  1 month ago
High Blood Pressure:  So far from what we have seen, diabetes and obesity are some of the many factors that contribute to the risk of dying from COVID-1 and now yet another study indicate that patients with raised blood pressure have a two-fold increased risk of dying from the coronavirus COVID-19 compared to patients without high blood pressure.   Furthermore the new research found th...
Source: Women's Health  Jun 05, 2020  1 month ago
Women’s Health: A new study in the journal PLOS Pathogens by Dr Jo-Ann Passmore from the University of Cape Town, and her research teammates show that vaginal Lactobacillus bacterial strains largely perform better than strains currently used in probiotics for vaginal health. https://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371/journal.ppat.1008559   The study findings su...
Source: Parkinson's Disease  Jun 05, 2020  1 month ago
Parkinson’s Disease: Medical researchers from McLean Hospital in Massachusetts in collaboration with scientists at Nanyang Technical University, Singapore have identified two molecules naturally produced by the body that stimulate the production of dopamine, the molecule that is in short supply in the brains of patients with Parkinson’s disease.   The researchers say that stimul...
Source: Lyme Disease  Jun 05, 2020  1 month ago
Lyme Disease affects about 320,000 individuals in America each year and much more all over the world. The disease is caused by the spirochete bacteria: Borrelia burgdorferi which is transmitted by an infected tick bite. Typical symptoms can include arthritis, cardiac and neurological problems if left untreated. Clinical manifestations include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characte...
Source: Hormones  Jun 04, 2020  1 month ago
Hormones: Medical researchers from Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Center for Neuroscience Research, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Missouri have discovered a new human hormone called phoenixin which could play a major role in adjusting a person's level of thirst according to the body's needs.   The breakthrough discovery of the hormone, which is made in the h...
Source: Nutritional Supplements  Jun 04, 2020  1 month ago
Nutritional Supplements: Medical researchers from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and the Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa in Spain have created a new diagnostic test that determines which children with CAD deficiency, a rare metabolic disease are likely to benefit from receiving uridine, a nutritional supplement that has dramatically improved the lives of other ...
Source: Cytokine Storms  Jun 04, 2020  1 month ago
Cytokine Storms: The largest Swiss pharmaceuticals conglomerate Roche announced today that the US FDA had given it emergency clearance for a test identifying patients most at risk of a dangerous immune response to coronavirus infection.   A large proportion of COVID-19 patients display a very severe inflammatory response to COVID-19 as the body tries to combat the infection but ends up also...
Source: Blood Clots  Jun 04, 2020  1 month ago
Blood Clots: Biotech and medical experts from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University are developing a revolutionary medical device to detect blood clots, especially in pediatric patients. The red lines in this photo are the microfluidic device Dr. Abhishek Jain and his team have developed to help detect blood clots. Credit: Texas A&M University  Contrary t...
Source: Drug Rehabilitation And Drug Rehab Centres  Jun 04, 2020  1 month ago
Drug Rehabilitation: Korean researchers from the Korea Brain Research Institute or KBRI have discovered that dopamine D2 receptors (DRD2s) in cholinergic interneurons (ChINs) play a crucial role in cocaine addiction.   The research findings were published in Biological Psychiatry, a leading academic journal in the field of psychiatry. https://www.biologicalpsychiatryjournal.com/article/S000...
Source: Biotechnology And COVID-19  Jun 04, 2020  1 month ago
Biotechnology: University Of Virginia’s biomedical experts in collaboration with international biotech professionals and entities have created a new online open-access platform that will help researchers and scientists working with COVID-19 drug and vaccine development better understand the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus about the structural models they are using in their research. https://covi...
Source: Hydroxychloroquine  Jun 04, 2020  1 month ago
Hydroxychloroquine :The drug that has used to treat malaria and has been publicly touted by some as drug that can be used as a prophylaxis to prevent getting infected with COVID-19,  has in a rigorous a detailed study been proven to be ineffective. The research by medical experts from the University Of Minnesota is the first large, high-quality study to test the drug effectiveness in health w...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Jun 04, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Latest: Medical researchers at the Francis Crick Institute and Charité – Universitätsmedizin in Berlin have identified 27 protein biomarkers that could be used to predict whether a patient with COVID-19 is likely to become severely ill with the disease.   The study has been published in the medical journal: Cell Systems. https://www.cell.com/cell-systems/fulltext/...
Source: Chemotherapy  Jun 03, 2020  1 month ago
Chemotherapy: Medical and oncology researchers from University Of Virginia in a new study found that what a cancer patient eats can affect the outcome of chemotherapy. The same can be applied to other patients with other chronic conditions and the corresponding medical treatments.   The research paper was published in the journal: Nature Communications. https://www.nature.com/articles/s4146...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 03, 2020  1 month ago
US Medical News: In the 24hrs for the 2nd of June, America registered 1,134 deaths due to the COVID-19 disease, bringing the total deaths in the United States so far to 108,059.   In the same period, 21,882 new COVID-19 infected cases were reported bringing the total infected so far in the country to 1,881,205.   Off these, 645, 974 individuals have been deemed as “recovered&rsqu...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  Jun 03, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: A team of medical and biotech researchers led by Dr Chaofeng Ma of Xi'an Center for Disease Control and Prevention in China had initially hypothesized that viral inactivation may contribute to false negatives.   The researchers subsequently tested several inactivation methodologies to determine if and to what extent they reduce detectible virus in a clinical s...
Source: UV Light and COVID-19  Jun 03, 2020  1 month ago
UV Light: Researchers at Pennsylvania State University, the University of Minnesota, University of Tokyo and Tohoku University in a joint research have ascertained that personal, handheld devices emitting high-intensity ultraviolet light are feasible for ‘killing’ the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.     The study findings are published in the journal: Nature’s Communication P...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Jun 03, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: A collaborative research led by Peking University In Beijing has successfully identified multiple highly potent neutralizing antibodies against the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus, the causative virus of the respiratory/thrombotic disease COVID-19, from convalescent plasma by high-throughput single-cell sequencing.   These neutralizing antibodies generated by the h...
Source: Antibiotics  Jun 03, 2020  1 month ago
Antibiotics: Researchers from University of Melbourne are exploring ways to eradicate lethal pathogens with 'resistance resistant' antibiotics, and it could also contribute in the fight against SARS-CoV-2coronavirus disease or COVID-19 complications.   Typically as bacteria evolve, they develop strategies that undermine antibiotics and morph into 'superbugs' that c...
Source: COVID-19 Antibody Tests  Jun 02, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Antibody Tests: The Covid-19 serology or antibody tests became available only in April this year. These tests involve a blood sample and detect antibodies produced by the body in response to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. A positive test indicates that a person was infected at some time in the past.  A research paper published recently in the journal Clinical Chemistry by Dr Neil And...
Source: Anti-Inflammatory Drugs  Jun 02, 2020  1 month ago
Anti-inflammatory Drugs: Researchers from the University of Liverpool and AKL Research and Development Ltd (AKLRD), have developed a new anti-inflammatory drug called APPA that has anti-inflammatory properties but without weakening host defense to infection. The drug could be useful in treating COVID-1 cytokine storms.   The research was published in the journal: Inflammopharmacol...
Source: Immunotherapy  Jun 02, 2020  1 month ago
Immunotherapy: A research led by medical scientists from the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center has identified a protein called PCBP1 within certain immune cells that is required for optimal immune responses to cancer.   The study findings, reported in the journal Science Advances, also suggest that the protein might be useful for predicting which cancer patients&nb...
Source: WHO-World Health Organisation  Jun 02, 2020  1 month ago
WHO: The World Health Organization warned that increased antibiotics use in combating the COVID-19 pandemic will strengthen bacterial resistance and ultimately lead to more deaths during the crisis and beyond.   Director-general of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed concern that a "worrying number" of bacterial infections were becoming increasingly resistant to the medicine...
Source: COVID-19 Transmissions  Jun 02, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Transmission:  Considering that the weather is now warmer and lockdown orders are being lifted, individuals are questioning: Can air conditioning tranmit COVID-19, especially the AC in public places, the office, stores or restaurants?   A few past researches raised concerns especially one study, published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, found that nine people in Wuh...
Source: COVID-19  Jun 02, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19: Researchers from University Of Sydney have found an association between lower humidity and an increase in locally acquired positive cases. It was discovered that a 1 percent decrease in humidity could increase the number of COVID-19 cases by 6 percent.   The new research led by Professor Dr Michael Ward, an epidemiologist in the Sydney School of Veterinary Science at the Universit...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 01, 2020  1 month ago
US Medical News: EDITORIAL- In a country that has reported 20,350 new cases of COVID-19 in the last few hours bringing  the total in the country to 1,841,375 cases and a total of about 106,270 deaths as a result of the SAR-CoV-2 coronavirus, it is shocking to see on TV channels and online media spanning from the CNN, New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News images of black African Americans ...
Source: Britain Medical News  Jun 01, 2020  1 month ago
Britain Medical News: The official number of individuals infected with COVID-19 in UK stands at 274,781(1st June 2020) and the total number of deaths caused by the coronavirus is 38,489 (although may medical experts claim it could be as high as more than 47,000 as a result of under-reporting by authorities and also the failure to take into consideration deaths at nursing homes and institutions for...
Source: Face Mask  Jun 01, 2020  1 month ago
Face Mask:  The Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) faculty of Materials Science and Engineering have developed a revolutionary self-disinfecting reusable protective face mask.   The self- disinfection process occurs when a layer of carbon fibers in the mask is heated using a low current source, such as an electric mobile phone charger, the developers state.   A legal patent...
Source: Ménière’s Disease  Jun 01, 2020  1 month ago
Ménière’s Disease: The disease is an inner-ear condition that can cause vertigo, a specific type of dizziness in which you feel as though you’re spinning. It also can cause ringing in your ear (tinnitus), hearing loss that comes and goes, and a feeling of fullness or pressure in your ear. Usually, only one ear is affected. The hearing loss&nb...
Source: Medical Imaging  Jun 01, 2020  1 month ago
Medical Imaging: Researchers from Icahn School Of medicine , Mount Sinai are warning clinical practitioners that a recent study they conducted revealed a high frequency of negative chest CT findings among pediatric patients with laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus disease (COVID-19), while also suggesting that bilateral, lower lobe-predominant ground-glass opacities (GGOs) are common in th...
Source: COVID-19  Jun 01, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19: With the rainy season now in Thailand and in many Asian countries and with warnings of Dengue expected to be prevailing, many are also concerned as to whether the mosquito season that typically accompanies the rainy season can also contribute to the spread of the COVID-19 disease.   You cannot blame people for their concerns considering that these bloodsuckers are known to transmi...
Source: COVID-19 Disinfectants  Jun 01, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Disinfectants: Researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have developed "MAP-1," a new disinfectant spray that can kill viruses including the SARS-CoV-2coronavirus and bacteria for up to 90 days. https://www.ust.hk/news/research-and-innovation/hkust-develops-new-smart-anti-microbial-coating-fight-against-covid-19 The new disinfectant coating is unlike ...
Source: Ophthalmology   May 31, 2020  1 month ago
Ophthalmology: Covid-19-related safety is crucial if one wears contact lenses, eyeglasses or safety glasses/goggles, eye experts say. Though the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends limiting use of contact lenses and switching to eyeglasses during the pandemic, the American Optometric Association says there's no evidence that wearing contacts increases COVID-19 r...
Source: US Medical News  May 31, 2020  1 month ago
US Medical News: Sadly, the number of COVID-19 infected cases in America does not seem to be going down with 23,290 cases reported in the last 24 hours for the 30th Of May 2020 and 1015 deaths were registered.   To date the total number of individuals that have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the United States stands at 1,816,897 while the total number of deaths are 105,557...
Source: Influenza  May 31, 2020  2 months ago
Influenza: Though it is very vague and not conformative, the second annual influenza season in Thailand starts during the rainy months of June to August while the first season is during the cooler months of December to February. In the US, the flu season typically starts in October to February while in China it is between November to February. In UK it is also around October to February.  In ...
Source: Epstein-Barr Virus  May 31, 2020  2 months ago
Epstein-Barr Virus: Medical researchers from University of Utah Health Sciences have discovered that the Epstein-Barr virus which causes mononucleosis and is linked to the development of several cancers utilized a unique strategy to survive. The virus seizes and takes the reins of its host's cellular processes to make copies of itself and to prioritize the production of its own proteins over ...
Source: ASCO20 Cancer Updates  May 30, 2020  2 months ago
ASCO20 Cancer Updates:  Medical researchers from the University College London (UCL) and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) in a recent large  international clinical trial have found that pembrolizumab, a form of immunotherapy, more than doubled the 'progression free survival' time of patients with a specific subtype of advanced bowel cancer, when com...
Source: US Medical News  May 30, 2020  2 months ago
US Medical News: 1,225 COVID-19 deaths were recorded in the United States on Friday. The death toll in America as of 7.00am New York (30th May) is now 104,552 while a total of 1,793,535 people have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.   So far about 16,810,778 individuals have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus of out of total population of 330,832,890 individuals. It sho...
Source: Metformin and Diabetes  May 30, 2020  2 months ago
Metformin: The US FDA has issued warnings that many brands and versions of the drug Metformin that is used by diabetics in the US and around the world have been found to be contaminated with a carcinogenic compound called N-Nitrosodimethylamine.   The U.S. health regulators have started telling five drugmakers to recall their versions of a widely used diabetes medication after laboratory te...
Source: Blood Banks  May 30, 2020  2 months ago
Blood Banks: Though medical experts are still have no proof that SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can be transmitted by blood transfusion, considering the many anomalies of this new virus researchers have decided to still proceed to find ways to make sure that blood stocks are safe.   Medical researchers from Colorado State University used existing technologies to show that exposing the SARS-CoV-2 co...
Source: Respiratory Infections  May 29, 2020  2 months ago
Respiratory Infections: Finnish researchers are warning against the use of glucocorticoids or corticosteroids to treat respiratory infections caused pathogens and more so to treat acute respiratory distress syndrome conditions including in Covid-19. Their research findings are published in the medical journal: Intensive Care Medicine. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00134-020-06086-3 ...
Source: Diabetes  May 29, 2020  2 months ago
Diabetes: The world’s first study of COVID-19 to specifically analyze the effect of the diabetes in hospitalized patients has found that one in ten patients dies within 7 days of hospital admission, and one in five is intubated and mechanically ventilated by this point.   The study is published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabete...
Source: Cancer Diagnostics  May 29, 2020  2 months ago
Cancer Diagnostics: Biotech and medical researchers from the University of Birmingham are developing a new type of diagnostic test that uses complex sugars to detect prostate cancer earlier and with greater accuracy.   The new diagnostic test works by identifying sugars, known as glycans, in blood. These sugars are attached to protein molecules called PSA and are known to undergo ...
Source: COVID-19 Fatalities  May 29, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Fatalities: A recent study by researchers from Syracuse University-New York and SUNY Upstate Medical University indicates that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are more likely to die from COVID-19 than those without IDD.   The disparity is likely related to a higher prevalence of comorbid diseases among those with IDD, and/or a higher percentage of...
Source: COVID-19 Prevention  May 29, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Prevention: The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic has caused an increased demand for antimicrobial treatments that can keep surfaces clean, particularly in health care settings.   Though some surfaces have been developed such that can combat bacteria, what has been lacking is a surface that can also kill off viruses.   However Australian researchers From the Queensland Universit...
Source: High Blood Pressure -Hypertension  May 28, 2020  2 months ago
High Blood Pressure: Based on a new study Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women's Hospital, a hormonal condition known as aldosteronism could be contributing to the growing number of individuals suffering from high blood pressure or hypertension without them or their doctors knowing of it.   This frequently not detected hormonal condition called primary aldosteronism, arises when the...
Source: Cardiology  May 28, 2020  2 months ago
Cardiology: According to a new medical research by cardiologists from the University of Alberta and Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, it was found that  pairing a blood-thinning drug with aspirin daily for patients who have an angioplasty with a stent can contribute to better health outcomes, including lower risk of death, than just alone. The research study led by Dr Kevin Bainey, a Uni...
Source: Alzheimer And Other Neurodegenerative Diseases  May 28, 2020  2 months ago
Alzheimer: According to a recent research by neurodegenerative disease experts from  Massachusetts General Hospital, neurofilament light chain or NfL performs well and is promising as a potential blood-based biomarker for Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative disease.   The research team said that neurofilament light chain (NfL) has great potential as a diagnostic biomarker for e...
Source: COVID-19 Research  May 28, 2020  2 months ago
Covid-19 Research: A new research study by medical scientists from the University of Cincinnati and three Italian medical institutions involving the detailed review of neuroimaging and neurological symptoms in patients with COVID-19 may shed light on the SARS-Coronavirus's impact on the central nervous system.   The research results, published in the medical journal Radiology, reve...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  May 28, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Spanish researchers from the Rovira i Virgili University Department of Cheminformatics and Nutrition have identified that the anti-inflammatory drugs carprofen and celecoxib could have antiviral properties against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the deadly COVID-19 disease, by inhibiting replication of the virus.   The research study has been published by the Int...
Source: Diabetes  May 27, 2020  2 months ago
Diabetes: According to medical researchers from the  University of Buffalo, a century old drug used to treat sleeping sickness, could be  been repurposed to fight oral mucositis and diabetic foot ulcers. http://inventions.arizona.edu/technologies/ua18-037_advanced-engineered-formulations-of-suramin-microparticles-and-nanoparticles-for-drug-delivery-and-applications-therein   The rec...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  May 27, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: Medical researchers from John Hopkins based on new study findings are warning about the accuracy of current RT-PCR Diagnostic platforms being used globally to detect those infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and also about false negatives.   The research findings were published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.732...
Source: Brain Cancer  May 27, 2020  2 months ago
Brain Cancer: Researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center and Institute of Molecular Medicine (VIMM) have reported that lumefantrine, an FDA-approved drug used to treat malaria has demonstrated effectiveness to enhance existing treatment protocols to treat Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), an aggressive form of cancer in the brain that is typically fatal.   The resea...
Source: COVID-19 Research  May 27, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Research: According to a new breakthrough study by Chinese researchers, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus emulates the HIV strategy to remove marker molecules on surface of an infected cell that are used to identify invaders, in a manner to evade attack from the human immune system. This new discovery also has vast potential implications that Sars-CoV-2 may be around for some time according to t...
Source: Breast Cancer  May 26, 2020  2 months ago
Breast Cancer: Oncology researchers from University Of South Australia have made a significant breakthrough by discovering how an obscure protein causes breast cancer to develop and grow more quickly.   According to Associate Professor Dr Michael Samuel, a senior University Of South Australia researcher in the Centre for Cancer Biology (CCB), who spearheaded this research with co-lead scien...
Source: Coronavirus Severity  May 26, 2020  2 months ago
Coronavirus Severity: According to medical researchers from Shanghai, human host factors rather than viral genetic differences caused by mutations appear to influence disease outcomes among COVID-19 patients.   The research has been published in the medical journal Nature. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2355-0   The Chinese researchers examined clinical, molecular, and immuno...
Source: Dementia and COVID-19  May 26, 2020  2 months ago
Dementia: Medical Researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine have announced that their recent study shows a link between individuals possessing a faulty gene associated with Dementia and the risk of developing severe conditions upon contracting COVID-19 disease.   The researchers meta-analyzed data from the UK Biobank, and f...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccines  May 26, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Vaccines: As there has been to date no effective drugs that can treat COVID-19 so far, the world is putting most of its hope on a possible vaccine. The problem is that by even by expediting protocols and clinical trials, a proper, safe and effective vaccine would still need at least 24 months to develop from the original 4 years.   While there are more than 128 different entities a...
Source: Ophthalmology And Eye Disease  May 26, 2020  2 months ago
Ophthalmology: With close to about 485 million people around the world having diabetes and the current incidence rate of diabetics developing diabetic retinopathy standing at about 21%, retinal damage due to diabetes is now considered the most common cause of blindness in working-age adults.   In a new study carried out by scientists from the University of Bonn-Germany together with ophthal...
Source: Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine  May 26, 2020  2 months ago
Hydroxychloroquine:  The WHO or World Health Organization announced on Monday(25th May 2020) that  it had suspended all clinical trials of hydroxychloriquine as a potential treatment for COVID-19 being carried out across a range of countries as a precautionary measure.   The announcement came after a study was published in the medical journal The Lancet which indicated tha...
Source: Neurodegenerative Diseases  May 25, 2020  2 months ago
Polyglutamine Disease: Japanese researchers from Osaka University, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, and Niigata University have identified the natural amino acid arginine as a novel potential approach to attenuate symptoms, as well as the molecular pathogenesis of Polyglutamine (polyQ) diseases.   Polyglutamine (polyQ) diseases are inherited neurodegenerative diseases such as fa...
Source: Inflammation  May 25, 2020  2 months ago
Inflammation:  Medical researchers from Pennsylvania State University say that adding a variety of spices to one’s meal is a sure way to make it more tasty while also increasing its health benefits such as reducing inflammatory cytokines in the body.   Scientists used a blend of turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon, basil, coriander, cumin, bay leaf, ginger, oregano, parsley, red pep...
Source: Lyme Disease  May 25, 2020  2 months ago
Lyme Disease: The Canadian Medical Association is warning doctors and the general public about unusual clinical manifestations of Lyme Disease and has published three articles in its journal CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) to better illustrate this new emerging symptoms and clinical manifestations.   Some of these diverse symptoms include heart abnormalities, atypical skin lesio...
Source: Diets And Nutrition  May 25, 2020  2 months ago
Ketogenic Diets: Medical researchers from the University of California-San Francisco in a small cohort  study demonstrated that low-carbohydrate, high-fat ketogenic diets helps in lowering inflammation, promoting weight loss and heart health and also impacts the microbes residing in the human gut in a positive manner.   The researchers also conducted research in animal models (mice) th...
Source:Gut Microbiota  May 25, 2020  2 months ago
Gut Microbiota: According to Chinese researchers from Westlake University in Hangzhou, the composition of the gut microbiome could partially explain the difference in susceptibility of COVID-19 patients. As more evidence gathers on the gut microbiota’s role in this disease, it could lead to effective diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic options   The study published on the preprint ...
Source: AI And COVID-19  May 24, 2020  2 months ago
AI And COVID-19: Researchers from Princeton University have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)  based diagnostic tool to analyze chest X-rays for patterns in diseased lungs. The AI Based platform could give physicians valuable data about an individual's condition, quickly and cheaply, at the point of care.   Professor Jason Fleischer from the faculty  of electrical engi...
Source: COVID-19  May 24, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Research: Thailand Medical News is starting a new weekly series of articles on various pre-print research studies that have been published on numerous servers but have yet to have bee peer-reviewed. Most will warrant further research but these are some of the selected studies that we feel need to be explored in detail further.   1. Study shows that ACE2 and TMPRSS2 receptors which ...
Source: COVID-19 Treatments  May 24, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Treatment: To date there are still no proven effective drugs or antivirals to treat COVID-19 or some of its accompanying  symptoms such as the cytokine storms, blood clotting issues and the damage to epithelial cells etc. sweet wormwood or Artemisia annua. The public and medical community has been flooded with lots of misinformation that has been orchestrated by governments a...
Source: COVID-19 Editorial  May 24, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Editorial: Its Sunday 24th Of May and the official global death toll is now 343 852 while 5.4 million people are officially infected. (America’s death toll is 98,692 conservatively, in reality the number could be as high as 135,000 as deaths in nursing homes, and many deaths where individuals were not tested were not included to deliberately keep the figures low.) There is very litt...
Source: Immune System  May 23, 2020  2 months ago
Immune System: A protein found in mother’s milk called Lactoferrin has been found to demonstrate antiviral activity in preclinical trials. It impedes viral binding to cell membranes, while activating immune defenses.   Viral infections are a major cause of disease and death globally, from the common cold and flu to newer threats such as the SARS-CoV-2 coronavi...
Source: COVID-19   May 23, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19: As the official global death toll from COVID-19 climbs to about 341,000 (this is not even accurate as new reports are emerging that in certain countries like in UK, the figures were higher at almost 42,000 for UK alone while in countries like Russia, Ecuador, Iran and Pakistan, the figures are much higher. It is estimated that perhaps up to a million people globally could have already di...
Source: COVID-19 Disinfectants  May 23, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Disinfectants: The Singapore National Environment Agency has issued an advisory after a study conducted by its Environmental Health Institute (EHI) showed that not all disinfectants are effective against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus despite some claiming to be able to eradicate the virus. https://www.nea.gov.sg/our-services/public-cleanliness/environmental-cleaning-guidelines/cleaning-and-d...
Source: Boosting Immune System  May 22, 2020  2 months ago
Boosting Immune System: Dr Cristina Palacios, an associate professor in the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work at Florida International University and a team of international experts recently released a nutritional guide for the Latin American Society of Nutrition (SLAN) that offers recommendations to frontline workers on how to b...
Source: COVID-19 News  May 22, 2020  2 months ago
Asthma: According to researchers at Rush University Medical Center, asthma is associated with longer time on ventilators for hospitalized younger individuals with COVID-19.   The study showed that patients with COVID-19 between the ages of 20 and 59 years old who also had asthma needed a ventilator to assist with breathing for five days more on average than non-asthmatic patients with COVID...
Source: COVID-19 News  May 22, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 News:  Medical researchers from Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women's Hospital say that autopsies of deceased covid-19 patients reveal distinctive lung features primarily being damage on the various pulmonary blood vessels.   In a research which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), senior researcher, Dr Steven J. Mentzer, MD, a tho...
Source: COVID-19 Misinformation  May 22, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Misinformation:  Thailand Medical News would like to warn readers about online misinformation circulating around on a few subject matters.   First is about Ozone. While we featured an article about using Ozone to disinfect areas against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in February 2020, https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/ozone-can-be-used-to-destroy-the-new-coronavirus-and-disinf...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  May 22, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Latest: Medical researchers  from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai based on a new study, say that  enlargement of one of the heart's four chambers ie the right ventricle is the best predictor of which patients with severe Covid-19 infections were most likely to die.   The research team looked at the health records of 105 COVID-19 patients hospitalized at Mount ...
Source: COVID-19 News  May 21, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 News:  The chief of the European Union health advisory body on infections on Thursday warned of an imminent second wave of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infections, as countries across the continent ease tough lockdown measures.   The director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Dr Andrea Ammon said that  it was not a question of if there will be a renewed...
Source: Arrhythmia  May 21, 2020  2 months ago
Arrhythmia:  Genetic and cardiology researchers from Queen Mary University of London and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have discovered hundreds of new links between people's DNA and the heart's electrical activity in a study involving almost 300,000 individuals.   The study findings might eventually lead to advanced screening methods to discern who is at greatest risk ...
Source: Medical Innovations  May 21, 2020  2 months ago
Medical Innovations:  A research team from the University of California-San Diego has developed a wearable, non-invasive Vitamin C sensor that could provide a novel highly personalized option for users to track their daily nutritional intake and dietary adherence. First-author Juliane Sempionatto, a PhD Candidate in nanoengineering in Joseph Wang’s lab at the UC San Diego Jacobs Scho...
Source: Immune System  May 21, 2020  2 months ago
Immune System: Danish researchers from Aarhus University have identified how viruses avoid the body’s immune system and cause infections and diseases.   It has long been known that viruses have an exceptional ability to circumvent the body’s immune system and cause diseases.   Although the majority of individuals recover from a viral infection such as influenza, t...
Source: HPV  May 21, 2020  2 months ago
HPV: Medical researchers from Queensland University Of Technology-Australia have developed the world’s first saliva test for detecting oropharyngeal cancer caused by human papillomavirus-16 or HPV-16 .   The new diagnostics is able to detect such cancer even in asymptomatic individuals.   The research findings and the development of the new saliva based diagnostics has been publi...
Source: Thailand Cannabis News  May 21, 2020  2 months ago
Cannabis: Medical researchers from the University Of University of Lethbridge in Canada say the plant-based CBD may provide resistance to SARS-CoV-2. Their preliminary findings are part of broader research into the use of medicinal cannabis in treating cancer.   The hunt for drugs that can treat COVID-19 and its various symptoms have taken researchers down both traditional and less traditio...
Source: COVID-19 Pulmonary Embolism  May 21, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Pulmonary Embolism: Medical researchers from the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit has found that obesity makes COVID-19 worse and may lead to deadly blood clots in the lungs while the usage of statins among such obese patients actually decreases the chances of them developing such clots.   The study team said that obese patients with COVID-19 may have nearly three times the...
Source: China COVID-19  May 20, 2020  2 months ago
China COVID-19 New Outbreaks: Chinese authorities conservatively reported that 46 new COVID-19 cases have emerged over the past two weeks in two provinces covering the three cities of Shulan, Jilin City and Shengyang and lockdowns have been imposed on these cities with a population of about 90 million people affected. However more cities and provinces are expected to be under lockdowns as well soo...
Source: COVID-19 Social Distancing  May 20, 2020  2 months ago
Social Distancing:  Airborne transmission of pathogens, like the SARS-CoV02 corona virus causing COVID-19, is not well understood, but a good baseline for research is a deeper understanding of how particles travel through the air when people cough. A new research paper published in journal Physics of Fluids by Talib Dbouk and Dimitris Drikakis from the University of Nicosia demonstrate that ...
Source: COVID-19  May 20, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19: Medical experts from Mount Sinai Hospital-New York have reported of rare symptoms and manifestations in a COVID-19 patient and have published a study about the case in the Lancet journal so that doctors elsewhere can take note of such occurrences. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanres/article/PIIS2213-2600(20)30232-0/fulltext   The medical experts from Mount Sinai said scans o...
Source: COVID-19 Blood Clots  May 20, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Blood Clots: SARS-CoV-2 infections first emerged as a typical respiratory disease causing symptoms such as fever, sore throat, dry cough, and potentially lung infection or pneumonia and a build-up of fluid in the lungs making it difficult to breathe. However later it was found that Cytokine Storms emerged as a complication from the disease and these severe inflammatory reactions can cause...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  May 20, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs:  According to medical researchers from Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, the high blood pressure drug Prazosin if given early enough, could potentially reduce the risk of death from the cytokine storms that arise as a complication of COVID-19 disease.   The blood pressure drug Prazosin, is an US FDA a U.S. Food-approved alpha blocker that relaxes blood vessels, a...
Source: COVID-19  May 19, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19: According to a recent research study, SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus was detected on several surfaces and items in hotel rooms where two presymptomatic Chinese students were quarantined before being diagnosed with the disease.   In the study published in the Emerging Infectious Diseases journal of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), medical researchers in Ch...
Source: Fats  May 19, 2020  2 months ago
Fats: Unknown to many, there are three distinct types of fat cells in the human body and understanding what they are and their properties could help us manage our weights and also our health. We all know that carrying excess fat is bad as it can lead to a number of chronic disease including diabetes, cardiovascular problems and also kidney disease. It is important to understand that not all fat ce...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  May 19, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Vaccine: Researchers from University Of Hong Kong say that although individuals infected with either severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) or SARS-CoV-2 produce antibodies that bind to the other coronavirus, the cross-reactive antibodies are not cross protective, at least in cell-culture experiments.   The research has implications that most vaccine developers tr...
Source: COVID-19 Study  May 19, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Study: A collaborative study lead by researchers from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Goggle Inc, Johns Hopkins University, Hofstra University and Stony Brook University reveals that smoking increases the gene expression of ACE2, the protein that binds SARS-CoV-2 hence which may promote COVID-19 infections. The research suggests that prolonged smoking could cause an increase of the ACE2 pr...
Source: Cancer News  May 18, 2020  2 months ago
Cancer:  Medical and oncology researchers from the University of Eastern Finland have developed a new and promising pharmaceutical compound for the treatment of cancer that inhibits natural amino acids from entering cancer cells. Since amino acids are critical for the growth and division of cancer cells, the new LAT1 inhibitor makes it possible to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.   ...
Source: COVID-19 News  May 18, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 News:  Swimming pools across the America are set to reopen in the coming weeks. As long as recommended chlorine levels are maintained as usual, the pools themselves should pose minimal risk of spreading the coronavirus to swimmers according to  a Purdue University engineer who studies pool water decontamination. However for indoor pools, the greater risks to coronavirus sprea...
Source: COVID-19 Medical Devices  May 18, 2020  2 months ago
Medical Devices:  VitalConnect a Silicon Valley based biotech company has announced that it has received US FDA Emergency Use Authorization status for use of its VitalPatch to detect changes in the QT interval of hospitalized patients undergoing drug treatment for COVID-19.   Due to cardio-toxicity of many experimental drugs used to treat COVID-19 patients, many doctors would bene...
COVID-19 Vaccine  May 18, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Vaccine:  Governments and pharmaceutical companies around the world are rushing to develop a COVID-19 vaccine either with the aim of profiteering from it either through monetary forms or thru diplomatic superiority as the disease is silently rampaging the global population and taking casualties along the way.   However credible and knowledgeable medical researchers are concern...
Source: Diabetes And COVID-19  May 17, 2020  2 months ago
Diabetes and COVID-19: A new research shows that people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) are at greater risk of a poor outcome should they become infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19. However there is some positive news: people with T2D whose blood sugar is well controlled fare much better than those with more poorly controlled blood sugar.https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a...
Source: Pulmonary Care  May 17, 2020  2 months ago
Pulmonary Care: Despite the fact that COVID-19 is te main disease that he world is focused on right now, TB or tuberculosis remains the biggest infection killer in the world and multiple drug resistant TB, which does not respond to regular antibiotics, continues to be a major threat to global health. Tuberculosis is caused by the bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis that most often affect...
Source: COVID-19 Disinfectants  May 17, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Disinfectants:  According to a recent research study by University of Arizona,in the fight to slow or prevent the transmission of viruses, such as the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, continuously active disinfectants could provide a new line of effective defense. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.10.20097329v1   Although disinfecting high-contact surfaces is an important...
Source: COVID-19 Innovations  May 16, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 innovations: Medical and AI researchers from King’s College London, Massachusetts General Hospital and health science company ZOE have developed an artificial intelligence diagnostic platform that can predict whether an individual is likely to have COVID-19 based on their existing symptoms. The new Artificial Intelligence model uses data from the COVID Symptom Study app ...
Source: COVID-19 Face Mask  May 16, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Face Masks:  As a result of the need to use protective face mask during theCOVID-19 pandemic, many individuals are complaining of skin conditions and irritations on the face that are emerging.   According to various dermatologists, "Individuals are getting friction and irritation across their nasal bridge, behind their ears and perhaps under their chin. That happens becau...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  May 16, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs:  Medical researchers from University California-Los Angeles have launched a new clinical trial that utilizes a hormone suppresser often used to prostate cancer to help improve clinical outcomes for males infected with COVID-19.   The clinical trial which is in phase 2, will assess if temporarily suppressing male hormones will reduce the severity of COVID-19 il...
Source: World COVID-19 News  May 15, 2020  2 months ago
World COVID-19 News: The world is already four months into the COVID-19 Global Pandemic that is caused by the SAR-CoV-2 coronavirus and public health awareness is at a all-time high. However what is shocking to discover is that 92% of Australians do not know the difference between a viral infection and a bacterial one. (Fortunately the 8 percent are the ones who most probably read Thailand Medical...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  May 15, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Latest: Medical researchers from the United States and Turkey have made a shocking discovery that among patients with COVID-19 pneumonia in the intensive care unit (ICU) with neurological symptoms, more than 44 percent of those undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have acute findings, according to a research published in the journal Radiology. https://pubs.rsna.org/doi/10.1148...
Source: COVID-19 Treatments  May 15, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Treatments: A collaborative research between Canadian, Chinese and Australian researchers has demonstrated that treatment with interferon IFN-α2b was shown for the first time to be able  improve virus clearance and decrease levels of inflammatory markers in a cohort study of COVID-19 patients.   The research findings were published in the journal Frontiers in I...
Source: Adapted From Horizon Magazine, Horizon: The EU Research & Innovation Magazine, Ian Le Guillou,   May 15, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: Although transfusing antibodies from COVID-19 recovered patients into seriously ill patients could provide a fast treatment win, a more selective approach may both treat and prevent the disease.   In theory, a single, highly-effective antibody that is mass-produced like a drug could combine the benefits of antivirals and a vaccine for at-risk individuals such as health ...
Source: Neurology And Strokes  May 15, 2020  2 months ago
Neurology and Strokes: In the last few weeks, medical experts have come to officially recognize that COVID-19 also causes or induces strokes in many COVID-19 patients and even many young adults are also developing strokes as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2009787 and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7187846/ and https://jnnp.bmj.com/c...
Source: COVID-19 Research  May 14, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Research: Medical researchers led by Cardiff University-UK and including scientists and doctors from University of Colorado-US, University Of Barcelona-Spain, University Of Ottawa-Canada and Babraham Institute-Cambridge have discovered that readily available dental mouthwashes have the potential to destroy the lipid envelope of coronaviruses thus combating virus replication in the mouth a...
Source: COVID-19 Research  May 14, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Research: According to a case series published by Cedars-Sinai and Capricor Therapeutics, four of six critically ill COVID-19  patients significantly improved after receiving an experimental therapeutic involving heart stem cells designed to reduce inflammation, a major cause of death from this disease. The four patients got well enough to be discharged from the hospital. &nbs...
Source: COVID-19 Pets  May 14, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Pets:  According to American and Japanese researchers in a collaborative study from Japan and US, it is confirmed that cats can readily become infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and may be able to pass the virus to other cats. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2013400?query=featured_coronavirus Photograph: Shutterstock Yoshihiro Kawaoka, a Professor...
Source: Medical Devices News  May 13, 2020  2 months ago
Medical Devices:  Texas Based Biotech Company, Aspenstate announced that it has received US FDA clearance for the AiRTouch, a lightweight portable X-ray system that could be particularly useful for quickly obtaining chest X-rays of COVID-19 patients.   The portable handheld device weighs in at 5.5 pounds (2.5 Kg) and resembles a large digital camera with a touchscreen. AiRTouch acq...
Source: China COVID-19 News  May 13, 2020  2 months ago
China COVID-19 News: China has ordered the lock down of the Northeastern city called Jilin and has partially shut its borders, cut off transport links and closed schools after the emergence of a local coronavirus cluster that has fuelled fears about a second wave of infections in China. More cities are expected to be shut down in the next few days. The city of Jilin, with a population of more t...
Source: COVID-19 Supplements  May 13, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Supplements:  Medical researchers from the Harvard Medical School, University of California-Davis, Virginia Commonwealth University and Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle have discovered that chemical molecules called resolvins which are a type of novel endogenous specialized pro-resolving lipid autacoid mediators (SPMs) could help prevent the cytokine storms caused by the COVID-...
Source: COVID-19 Alerts  May 13, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Alerts: To date more than 1.6 million individuals around the world have been deemed ‘recovered’ from the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection. However conquering the initial sickness may be just the first of many battles for those who have survived.   So far many recovered individuals report breathlessness, fatigue and body pain months after first becoming infected. &n...
Source: COVID-19 Effects  May 13, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Effects:  Brazilian medical researchers conclude in a new medical study that COVID-19 might lead to an increase Parkinson’s disease among those that were infected. Their study findings published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease (JPD), discuss several manners through which the COVID-19 pandemic might contribute to the expected exponential growth of Parkinson&r...
Source: Breaking COVID-19 News  May 13, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19: Chinese Newspapers including Beijing News and The Paper reported in the last 24 hours that The Wuhan Command Centre for the Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Pneumonia Epidemic has issued an emergency command endorsed by the central government for all district branches to order all citizens in Wuhan to undergo compulsory testing for the COVID-19 disease within the next 10 days. &nb...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  May 12, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Antibodies:  Jordanian researchers from the Hashemite University say that utilizing antibodies from recovered patients has so far been life-saving for other acute infections and should be explored in detail in response to COVID-19 disease.   The global COVID-19 pandemic has infected more than 4.3 million people and killed close to 290,000 individuals.  Developing a vaccin...
Source: World COVID-19 News  May 12, 2020  2 months ago
World COVID-19 News: Health authorities In Mexico have reported that more than 111 medical personnel have died from the COVID-19 disease while the SRA-CoV-2 coronavirus has also infected between 8,500 and 15,000 hospital and healthcare personnel.   Dr Hugo López-Gatell, the Mexican Assistant Health Secretary said the dead included 66 doctors, 16 nurses and 29 other hospital staf...
Source: COVID-19 Research  May 12, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Research:  A new study by medical researchers from the department of radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital- Boston revealed that COVID-19 patients including those that have ‘recovered’ can have bowel abnormalities, including ischemia.   Numerous past studies have evaluated the chest imaging findings in COVID-19, which helped improve understanding of how the disea...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Care  May 12, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Clinical Care:  According to a new research by Northwestern University, many COVID-19 patients are at risk for acute kidney failure. Acute kidney failure also called acute kidney injury (AKI) is a serious complication of COVID-19 that's underreported and not well understood. https://jasn.asnjournals.org/content/early/2020/05/04/ASN.2020040419   The medical resear...
Source: COVID-19 Alerts  May 12, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Alerts: According to a new study lead by the  COVID-19 PICU Collaborative Group involving doctors and medical researchers from a number of children hospitals across the US , children, teens and young adults are at greater risk for severe complications from COVID-19 than previously thought and those with underlying health conditions are at even greater risk   The research, publ...
Source: Immunology Research  May 11, 2020  2 months ago
Immunology Research: Medical researchers and immunology experts from VIB Life Sciences Research Institute in Belgium have made a major significant discovery of a new type of antigen-presenting immune cells.   The research by some of the world’s most renowned  medical scientists including the teams of Dr Bart Lambrecht, Dr Martin Guilliams, Dr Hamida Hammad, and Dr Charlotte Scott...
Source: COVID-19 Research  May 11, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Research: European medical researchers have discovered that out of a collaborative study involving several thousand heart failure patients from all over Europe, men have higher concentrations of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 or ACE2 in their blood than women.  As these ACE2 receptors are usually the target of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the research finds provide a clue as to why m...
Source: COVID-10 Therapeutics  May 11, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Therapeutics:  In many drug repurposing and potential therapeutics studies, researchers first use computational screening platforms that involves models of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in detail especially the binding sites of the spike proteins and to match molecular models of existing drugs, supplements, phytochemicals etc to see which have a greater affinity to bind to these sites, ...
Source: COVID-19 Symptoms  May 10, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Symptoms: Doctors in The US and also Europe are reporting that more COVID-19 patients are reporting eye problems while certain virologist are speculating that this growing manifestations of clinical symptoms could be associated with new strains of the SARS-CoV-2 emerging. To date there is no scientific to prove the latter.   However a number of research studies tend to confirm that...
Source: Herpes Research  May 10, 2020  2 months ago
Herpes Research: A medical research team from Aarhus University, University of Oxford, and University of Gothenburg, led by first author Dr Chiranjeevi Bodda from Dr Søren Paludan's lab at Aarhus University have discovered a molecular mechanism that helps Herpes simplex virus  or HSV1 infect the brain. The research findings are published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  May 09, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: Biotech Firm, Rutgers' RUCDR Infinite Biologics received an amended emergency use authorization from the US FDA for the first SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus/COVID-19  test that will allow individuals to collect their own saliva in the comfort of their  homes and send to a lab for testing and results, without risking any exposure in crowded healthcare settings. The ne...
Source: COVID-19 Tips  May 08, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Tips: Although the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus originated from China and also spread to the rest of the world as a result of the incompetence and selfish attitude of the Chinese government, China did manage despite all the cover ups and censorship, to control the number of infections and fatalities after weeks of lockdowns. Even now, despite there still being many cases of infections, reinfect...
Source: COVID-19 Studies  May 08, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Studies: Medical Researchers from Hong Kong University School of Public Health have discovered that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is up to 100 times more infectious through the eyes and airways than the 2003 SARS Virus.   According to the researchers the eyes are an important route for the coronavirus into the human body and that the new SARS-CoV02 coronavirus was up to 100 times more...
Source: COVID-19 Supplements  May 08, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Supplements: British medical researchers from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge and Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Norfolk have found a correlation between low average levels of Vitamin D and high numbers of COVID-19 cases and mortality rates across 20 European countries. The study proposes that Vitamin D supplementation could maybe help prevent COVID-19 infections and also reduce mortal...
Source: COVID-19 Scams  May 08, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Scams: Reports are emerging that businesses and certain clinics in the United States, Europe and South-East Asia are marketing unlicensed and unproven stem-cell based "therapies" and exosome products that claim to prevent or treat the COVID-19 disease. It was found that most of the products were originating from stem cell companies in China. Bioethicist Dr Leigh Turner has subm...
Source:COVID-19 Treatments  May 07, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Treatments: Medical researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio have published the findings of a new research study in the Journal of Physiology that addresses the need to also treat brain neuro-inflammation that arises while a COVID-19 patient has developed acute lung injury (ALI) in order for the patients to resume normal breathing afte...
Source: COVID-19 Updates  May 07, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Updates:  Medical researchers from Lawson Health Research Institute in Ontario, Canada, as part of a randomized controlled trial, have treated a patient with COVID-19 using a modified dialysis device. The device gently removes a patient's blood, modifies white blood cells and returns them to fight hyper-inflammation. This modified dialysis device gently removes a patient's ...
COVID-19 Prevention  May 07, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Prevention:  European researchers reported that a study of 4532 men in the Veneto region of Italy revealed that those who were being treated for prostate cancer with androgen-deprivation therapies (ADT) were less likely to develop COVID-19 disease and even if they were infected, the disease was less severe.   The research findings have been published in cancer journal Ann...
Source: COVID-19 Research  May 07, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Research: A new study indicates that glucose metabolism could be playing a key role in the cytokine storm seen in influenza and also SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infections.   So far it has been concluded that many of the patients dying in the COVDI-19 pandemic appear to be harmed more by their own immune system than by the virus itself.   The viral infection can trigger a cytokine ...
Source: COVID-19 Guidelines  May 07, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Guidelines: In an evidence-based guideline developed by an international team of physicians, pharmacists, researchers, and patients, published in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association, recommendations are presented for the treatment of COVID-19. https://www.cmaj.ca/content/cmaj/early/2020/05/04/cmaj.200648.full.pdf   Dr Zhikang Ye, Ph.D., from McMaster Universi...
Source: COVID-19 Treatments  May 07, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Treatments: Medical researchers from the Mount Sinai COVID Informatics Center have reported that treating hospitalized COVID-19 patients with anticoagulants or blood thinners that slow down clotting may improve their chances of survival. The recent study is published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and could provide new insight on how to treat and manage coronavi...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus Research  May 07, 2020  2 months ago
SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus Research: Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) research team has uncovered how bats can carry the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus without getting sick  through Bat-virus adaptation, a research that could shed light on how coronaviruses make the jump to humans and other animals.   To date, coronaviruses such as MERS, Severe A...
Source: COVID-19 Questions  May 07, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Questions: Many doctors and others on the front lines are being faced with mounting  perplexing symptoms and the COVID-19 disease itself has unpredictable effects on various people. There are many unanswered questions that people are asking and we kick off this series which will be featured every week.   New reports suggests that patients experience low oxygen saturation days ...
Source: COVID-19 Disinfectants  May 06, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Disinfectants: As the COVID-19 escalates, one would have probably have seen photos and video of workers in protective gear using high-pressure sprays to sanitize city streets. Countries like Spain has even taken the radical step of spraying bleach on beaches. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-52471208 You may have asked yourself if this really makes much difference to the risk of...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Updates  May 06, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Clinical Updates:  In mid-April, medical researchers from Italy firtst reported of the phenomenon of COVID-19 patients developing Guillain–Barré syndrome in which they exhibited lower-limb weakness and paresthesia, facial diplegia and ataxia. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2009191   Since then more such cases involving COVID-19 patients devloping Guillai...
Source: COVID-19 News  May 06, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 News: A new Swiss study warns  that asymptomatic carriers may transmit the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the deadly COVID-19 disease, by merely breathing.   Researchers at the Swiss Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health and the University of Zurich came across the findings after wanting to estimate virus release from non-symptomatic carriers into different aero...
Source: Biotechnology News  May 05, 2020  2 months ago
Biotechnology  and medical researchers from Northwestern University and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago have developed an innovative wearable device and are creating a set of data algorithms specifically tailored to catch early signs and symptoms associated with COVID-19 disease and to monitor patients as the illness progresses. Credit: Northwestern University    The ...
Source: COVI19 Cytokine Storms  May 05, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Cytokine Storms: Two nephrologists have invented a blood filter that can be used in standard kidney dialysis machines to remove cytokines that are created during an infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.   It has been observed that cytokine storms created by COVID-19 are causing major organ destruction and death, and for the first time in America, when patients begin to show sign...
Source: COVID-19 Warning  May 05, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Warning: US Health Officials announced a few hours ago that fifteen American children in New York had developed a mysterious syndrome that doctors do not yet fully understand but that has also been reported in several European countries, while other states are also reporting similar cases.   The children, aged two to 15, have shown symptoms associated with toxic shock or Kawas...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Care  May 05, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Clinical Care: The American Society for Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO) has released a set of recommendations for health care workers on the front lines, to help them make decisions on how to treat the most critical COVID-19 patients especially those with severe lung or heart failure   Lead author Dr Keshava Rajagopal, a Professor of clinical sciences at the University of Housto...
Source: US COVID-19 News  May 05, 2020  2 months ago
US COVID-19 News: The US FDA yesterday (4th April 2020) retracted an earlier approval that allowed scores of COVID-19 antibody blood tests kits to hit the market without first providing proof that they worked.   The US regulators said it took the action because some sellers have made false claims about the tests and their accuracy. All manufacturers or distributors will now have to show thei...
Source: COVID-19 Treatments  May 04, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Treatments:  According to medical researchers at the University of Aberdeen,a drug called tPA which is often used to treat patients suffering from strokes could be repurposed to treat patients with COVID-19.   The study led by Dr Claire Whyte and Dr Nicola Mutch from the University's Cardiovascular & Diabetes Centre and Honorary Research Fellow, Dr Gael Morrow, has had...
Source: Latest COVID-19 News  May 04, 2020  2 months ago
Latest COVID-19 News: Medical researchers from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago have discovered that very high levels of a protein known as suPAR (soluble urakinase Plasminogen Activator Receptor) in the blood of individuals with COVID-19 may be a predictor of severe respiratory failure.   The research findings published in journal Critical Care suggest suPAR could be a potent...
Source: COVID-19 Tips  May 03, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Tips: Yes, many are confused by the headlines and some might even accuse us of creating panic, spreading fear or misinformation. But please just take a moment and go through the repository of articles and archives of all our reports or findings and note the dates. We were the first to highlight so many issues from the beginning of the so-called COVID-19 crisis and to date we have yet to b...
Source: COVID-19 News  May 03, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 News: The Japanese government has announced that it too will be rushing to approve Remdesivir to treat Japanese patients with this other controversial drug that the US FDA approved last Friday. Prospective Defendants?   Earlier, the US government and US health agencies had promoted and approved the usage of chloroquine and hydroxchloroquine to treat COVID-19 based on the adulterate...
Source: COVID-19 Research  May 03, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Research: A new research by Chinese medical scientists indicates that inflammatory immune response can cause T cells to become depleted, affecting patient outcomes in COVID-19  cases and leaving them prone to secondary infection. According to the research findings published in Frontiers in Immunology Journal, cytokine storms may affect the severity of COVID-19 cases...
Source: COVID-19 Research  May 02, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Research: Dutch medical researchers from the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, and Maastricht University in the Netherlands have discovered that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus which causes the deadly COVID-19, can infect cells of the intestine and multiply there. Illustration of a villus in the intestine with a zoom-in to an electron microscopy i...
Source: US COVID-19 News  May 02, 2020  2 months ago
US COVID-19 News: Innocent and suffering Americans are getting their lives placed on risk again, this time as the incompetent and fraudulent team comprising of President Trump, Dr Anthony Fauci and the US FDA has rapidly approved Remdesivir as a drug to treat COVID-19 despite conflicting study results and the fact that the drug does not clearly demonstrate any specific efficacy against the SARS-Co...
Source: COVID-19 Protection  May 01, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Prevention: With protective mask shortages on the increase especially since Western countries like America and Europe that once scoffed at the idea of wearing mask and paid a price with the number of deaths and infected, now realizing the costly mistakes and adopting the practice, there are other alternative peripherals that people can also look towards to.   Once such option to pr...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Apr 30, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs: A study released by medical and drug researchers from the  Laboratory of Vector-Borne Viral Diseases and Center for Biologics Evaluation, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Maryland, has concluded that most of the antivirals used as experimental drugs in the last four months basically had no effect on treating COVID-19. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.29.067983...
Source: United States COVID-19 Crisis  Apr 30, 2020  3 months ago
US COVID-19 Crisis: Americans are suffering the most compared to other countries not only economically from the lockdowns but more so from the way the whole COVID-19 crisis has been managed from day one. It is also a reflection of how bad the whole healthcare system had actually been even prior to the COVID-19 crisis.   First there were claims by those in power that the COVID-19 was even mi...
Source: Covid-19 Doctors  Apr 29, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Doctors: New York Medical community are baffled by a the death of one the top ER doctors in the state who despite treating and saving the lives of many in the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, decided to commit suicide.   It was reported that Dr Lorna M. Breen, Medical Director of the emergency department at NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital, died in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she w...
Source: COVID-19 Medical Supplies  Apr 29, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Medical Supplies: From around the world, countries, health authorities and doctors are complaining about overpriced substandard COVID-19 diagnostic test kits from China for both PCR-NAT protocols and also for COVID-19 antibody test kits. Reports are emerging that most of this test kits are faulty and for others totally unreliable.   On Monday 27th April, the national Indian Council...
Source: COVID-19 Drug Research  Apr 29, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Drug Research: The media was abuzz recently with news about the results of a clinical trial by the Paris university hospital trust (AP-HP) with regards to the arthritis drug Tocilizumab that is controlled by Pharma giant Roche, claiming that it showed early promise in preventing extreme inflammation in gravely ill COVID-19. However links to the published study were not accessible. https:/...
Source: COVID-19 Symptoms  Apr 29, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Symptoms: In mild COVID-19 cases, typical symptoms are normally sore throats, dry cough and mild fever while in moderate cases persistent fever and shortness of breath are common.   However physicians are warning that in elderly adults with COVID-19, such typical symptoms might not materialize but instead a variety of anomalous symptoms are observed and this could complicate effort...
Source: COVID-19 Warnings  Apr 28, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Warning: As of 1830 hours, Tuesday, (Bangkok) the total number of so called patients who have 'recovered' from COVID-19 stands at 931 838 individuals or almost a million. However the true number is probably far higher than that.   Collated data on recoveries is less precise than case counts and death tolls, and many counties, states and regions do not report how many of the...
Source: COVID-19 Warning  Apr 28, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Warning: British pediatrics are warning about the emergence of rising numbers of cases of children becoming ill with a rare medical condition exhibiting symptoms of abdominal pain, gastrointestinal symptoms and cardiac inflammation.  Credit: CCO Public Domain The National Health Service England and the Pediatric Intensive Care Society UK and has issued an "urgent medical aler...
Source: COVID-19 Updates  Apr 28, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Updates: Medical researchers from the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health have found based on meta-analysis of reports and data of COVID-19 patients from Italy and China, as well as data from the H1N1 influenza pandemic, that obesity is likely a pre-existing condition that can exacerbate COVID-19.   Dr Carlos Santos-Burgoa, Professor of Global Heal...
Source: COVID-19 Tips  Apr 27, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Tips: Many individuals around the world complaining that they are being turned away from public healthcare hospitals and even being denied the COVID-19 test. Despites governments everywhere claiming that there are enough test kits and that they encourage testing, the reality is far from that.   In some countries when patients insist that they suspect might have contracted the COVID...
Source: COVID-19 News  Apr 27, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 News: Politicians and government officials with no medical or science training are trying to use medical and research platforms in the wrong way to formulate public policies to further their own personal and party agendas.   To date the whole COVID-19 crisis has been mismanaged by governments and also health authorities developing policies and guidelines.(Forget WHO…it is no...
Source: COVID-19 Tips  Apr 27, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Tips: More medical and scientific studies are emerging that supplements containing vitamins C and D and other micronutrients, sometimes in amounts exceeding the federally recommended levels, are a safe, effective and low-cost means of helping your immune system fight off COVID-19 and other acute respiratory tract diseases.   Researchers from Oregon State University recently publish...
Source: COVID-19 News  Apr 26, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 News: Media reports are breaking all over the Netherlands of cases of Human to Animal transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. https://nos.nl/artikel/2331784-coronavirus-vastgesteld-bij-nertsenfokkerijen-in-noord-brabant.html   Two separate mink farms reported cases of their animals developing breathing and gastrointestinal issues and veterinary experts decided to inform the autho...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Apr 26, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 USA: The way that CNN and certain media projected President Trump comments about trying to explore new ways to find a way to treat COVID-19 initially even shocked us at Thailand Medical News and made us angry but then as we started to review the footages more and more, we realized that maybe we were all simply reacting to the way that the media is trying to project him and also the rest o...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Apr 26, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Research: A new study by Russian medical researchers suggests that deficiency of endogenous glutathione could also be another influencing factor of the degree of susceptibility by individuals towards the SARS-CoV-coronavirus that causes the deadly COVID-19 disease. The research lead by Dr Alexey V Polonikov , a Professor from Department of Biology and Medical Genetics of Kursk State Me...
Source: COVID-19 News  Apr 26, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 News: A new study by researchers from the University Of California, San Francisco indicate that the prostate glands has a high expression of ACE-2 receptors and also TMPRSS2 receptors which are the key targets of the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus and that the gland has a high susceptibility of being targeted by the novel coronavirus and could also be another factor that accounts for the higher p...
Source: COVID-19 Editorial  Apr 25, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Editorial : I might sound politically incorrect,  but maybe the COVID-19 pandemic is call for man-kind to straighten out priorities. Perhaps humans really need to wake up and start facing a lot of realities. Of course, I am saddened and sympathize with those that have lost their loved ones and those who are suffering economic hardships. I, too, was infected with the disease and...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Apr 25, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs: The US FDA finally on Friday warned doctors against prescribing a malaria drug touted by President Donald Trump for treating COVID-19.   A medical alert sent by the regulators flagged reports of sometimes fatal heart side effects among coronavirus patients taking hydroxychloroquine or the related drug chloroquine. The decades-old drugs, also prescribed fo...
Source: COVID-19 News  Apr 24, 2020  3 months ago
We at Thailand Medical News are in a state of shock. We totally sympathize with all Americans and will be publishing certain treatment protocols that have been backed by scientific studies for all to share this weekend but please do not attempt any treatments by yourself or let any doctors to offer you any of these treatments that were talked about by the President such as injecting disinfectants ...
Source: Europe COVID-19 News  Apr 24, 2020  3 months ago
Europe COVID-19 News: The Coronavirus pandemic had forced a lot of major events and exhibitions to be cancelled and as a result, Berlin’s main and largest exhibition canter, Messe was unused and empty. Even as Germany starts easing up on the lockdown ad public life, soldiers are busy giving the exhibition center a major makeover, converting it into a hospital.   Even as wires are stil...
Source: USA Covid-10 News  Apr 24, 2020  3 months ago
USA COVID-19 News: US Officials who are famous for spreading fake news and misinformation online such as the COVID-19 disease is just like common cold or that it is not air-borne or that Chloroquine or Hydroxychloroquine can treat and cure COVID-19 disease have now come up with new announcement that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is rapidly destroyed by sunlight. The announcement was made by a senior ...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Care  Apr 24, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Clinical Care: According to research findings outlined in a letter published in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, certain COVID-19 patients might show manifestations of skin conditions and eruptions. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jdv.16387   With a sudden rise of reports of patients presenting with skin conditions, including...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Apr 24, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Media reports are emerging everywhere that not only has Gilead’s Remidesivir Clinical Trial in China failed but also there could be the possibility of a cover-up and future data being manipulated as a result of the Giant Pharma company’s extensive financial resources.   Reports are emerging that the experimental antiviral drug Remdesivir has failed in its first r...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Apr 23, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 research: According to medical researchers from University of Utah Health, US  and Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan-China, COVID-19 is unlikely to be spread through semen.   The researchers found no evidence of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the deadly COVID-19 in the semen or testes of the Chinese men who participated in the study.   The resea...
Source: COVID-19 Pneumonia Drugs  Apr 23, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Pneumonia Drugs: Colchicine, an oral anti-inflammatory that has long been prescribed for gout, a form of arthritis with a long history dating back thousands of years is being studied as a possible treatment protocol for COVID-19. Besides treating gout, the drug that is made from phytochemicals of the autumn crocus flower has also been used by medical experts to treat pericarditis, a con...
Source: COVID-19 Crisis  Apr 23, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Crisis -EDITORIAL: As of Thursday (23rd April, 0800 hours Bangkok), there are more than to 2.6 million confirmed infected with the COVID-19 disease while another 184,220 people have died from the disease. So far about 23 million people globally have been tested for the COVID-19 disease.   By the end of the April, we should record about 200,000 deaths over the 4 month period si...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Apr 23, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Research: To date the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus’s ability to mutate has been vastly underestimated even the slightest mutations has been taken lightly without realizing how these tiny changes are affecting the potency, characteristics and properties of the emerging strain and how these mutations affect their deadliness. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.14.20060160v1.full...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Apr 23, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Research: A new study paper by Dr Adam M. Brufsky from the University Of Pittsburg School Of Medicine that has been published in the Journal of Medical Virology proposes that blood glucose can indirectly influence the level of severity in a patient infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the deadly COVID-19 disease.   https://doi.org/10.1002/jmv.25887   Now medica...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Apr 22, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Research: Swiss medical researchers from University Hospital Zurich have discovered that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus basically attacks the endothelial cells lining the blood vessels, causing sepsis and multiple organ failure in critically  ill COVID-19 patients. The study is published in the Lancet journal. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30937-5/ful...
Source: COVID-19 Tips  Apr 22, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Tips: With almost 60 per cent of the world population having to wear mask now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many like myself who wear spectacles or eye glasses have to navigate around the supermarkets, pharmacies or the pavements while dealing with fogged up glasses.   Individuals with glasses have learned the hard way during the coronavirus pandemic that wearing a face m...
Source: COVID-19 Global News  Apr 22, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Global News: According to the New York Times, at least 25,000 more people have died during the coronavirus pandemic over the last month than the official Covid-19 death counts report, a review of mortality data in 11 countries shows, providing a clearer, if still incomplete, picture of the toll of the crisis. Dead bodies being hurriedly 'disposed' off in Iran by authorities in t...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Care  Apr 22, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Clinical Care: According to medical researchers from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the presence of minute blood clots could be causing more severity to the conditions of moderate and critical COVID-19 patients. https://www.mountsinai.org/about/newsroom/2020/mount-sinai-study-finds-covid19-may-be-driven-by-pulmonary-thrombi-and-pulmonary-endothelial-dysfunction-pr   The S...
Source: COVID-19 Ventilators  Apr 21, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Ventilators: Initially created by a robot scientist and a neurosurgeon to help India's poor, a toaster-sized ventilator is offering hope in the world's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and demand is booming. The affordable High Specs Indian AgVa Ventilator   The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus at its most lethal attacks the lungs and in most cases it is the immunity’s own&r...
Source: COVID-19 Warnings  Apr 21, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Warnings: When, the COVID-19 crisis first broke out in China and subsequently in other parts of Asia, protective face mask and hand sanitizers became sought after commodities, creating an acute shortage and prices to escalate coupled with creating a nightmare for various governments. Then as the COVID-19 pandemic progressed, health authorities and doctors realized that ventilators and ...
Source: COVID-19 Drug Research  Apr 21, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Drug Research: A recent randomized, controlled study on the safety and efficacy of either lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r) or Arbidol, both antivirals that are used in some countries against HIV-1 and to treat influenza and respectively as treatments for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, suggests that neither drug improves the clinical outcome of patients hospit...
Source: COVID-19 Breakthrough  Apr 20, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Breakthrough: According to a study by genomic and medical researchers at Scripps Research, an antibody recovered from a survivor of the SARS epidemic in 2003s has revealed a potential vulnerability of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The  antibody called CR3022, produced by a patient in response to the coronavirus that causes SARS, also binds to the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19....
Source: COVID-19 Research  Apr 20, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Research: Medical researchers from Oregon Health And Science University, Portland, and the Portland VA Research Foundation have discovered that genetic variability in the human immune system may affect susceptibility to, and severity of infection by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus responsible for the deadly Covid-19 disease.   The research is...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Apr 20, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Favipiravir or Avigan the flu drug that was developed by Toyama Chemicals in Japan that has since been acquired by Fuji Films Pharmaceuticals has been touted by many countries as an experimental drug for treating COVID-19 despite weak studies supporting its efficacy. It was brought to media attention by China advocating its use in one of its national health guidelines based on r...
Source: COVID-19 News  Apr 20, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 News: According to a recent research report from the University of Göttingen. In Germany, the number of confirmed cases for the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 officially issued by countries and widely reported by national and international media outlets dramatically understates the true number of infections. https://reason.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Bommer-Vollmer-2020-COVID-...
Source: COVID-19 World News  Apr 19, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 World News: The Australian government on today (19th April) called for an independent investigation into the global response to the coronavirus pandemic, including the WHO or World Health Organization’s handling of the crisis. Marise Payne, the Australian Foreign Minister said the country would "insist" on a review that would probe, in part, China's early response to t...
Source: COVID-19 Drug Research  Apr 19, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Drug Research: A new meta-analysis collaborative study by medical researchers from the University of San Diego and  Yantai Yuhuangding Hospital in Shandong and also Shengjing Hospital in Shenyang, both in China, has confirmed that both Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine are both not effective for treating the COVID-19 disease and in fact caused a variety of adverse events in most pat...
Source: COVID-19 Studies  Apr 19, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Studies: Shanghai researchers are warning that a lot of recovered patients showed no signs of possessing the neutralising proteins or antibodies while majority had extremely low counts.   These could have major implications for vaccine development and herd immunity.   The researchers also warned that recovered patients also possessed a higher risk of reinfections.   The t...
Source: COVID-19 Protection  Apr 19, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Protection: N95 mask or respirators can be harmful to certain individuals with breathing problems and heart issues and also long term usage of these mask can also lead to serious medical conditions. Unlike surgical mask, N95 mask or respirators an actually cut of oxygen supply by up to 20 percent coupled with the fact of additional carbon dioxide inhalation, often leading users to feel...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Apr 19, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs: According to sources, a French research entity is planning  to start a clinical trial on Ivermectin to treat COVID-19 disease soon. A lot of medical professionals are now coming out in support of using Ivermectin as a experimental drug while the many clinical trials are underway may pave the path for its official repurposing as a COVID-19 drug.     The interest sta...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Research  Apr 18, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Clinical Research: A collaborative group of eleven international medical research organizations is investigating whether overactive immune cells that produce Neutrophil Extracellular Traps (NETs) cause the most severe cases. The consortium, called the NETwork, includes Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, and the Research Institute of the McGill Un...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  Apr 18, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: To date, millions of individuals have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, most using a kit that relies on the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). This sensitive method amplifies SARS-CoV-2 RNA from patient swabs using a thermocycler machine so that tiny amounts of the virus can be detected. But as the crisis surges, this laboratory technique that is time consum...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Apr 18, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs: An abstract study submitted by researchers from University Of Utah, Harvard Medical School and Surgisphere Corporation showed that COVID-19 patients who were critically ill with lung injury needing mechanical ventilation, benefitted from taking Ivermectin compared to other drug alternatives. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3570270   The study lead by Dr A...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Apr 18, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Latest: New emerging  studies show that individuals infected with the SARS-CoV02 coronavirus could be spreading "aerosolized" viral particles as they cough, breathe or talk in a 13-foot radius, and viral particles can also move around on people's shoes.   Fortunately the studies also indicated that standard protective gear appears to effectively shield healt...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Apr 18, 2020  3 months ago
Breaking Medical News: Virologists are warning about the appearance of two new species of viruses that have been identified in blood samples taken from patients in Brazil's northern region who had similar symptoms to those of dengue or Zika, such as high fever, severe headache, rash and red skin spots.   A virus that belongs to the genus Ambidensovirus and was found in a sample collecte...
Source: COVID-19 DRUGS  Apr 18, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Ivermectin is gaining more attention as a possible drug candidate as it is an already approved drug for the treatment of parasites and also various virus causing diseases. It has already demonstrated to possess relevant antiviral properties.   More than 2.5 billion doses of the drugs have been used by humans in the last 30 years to treat malaria, dengue fever and even the &n...
Source : COVID-19 Research  Apr 17, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Research: French researchers lead by Professor Remi Charrel from the Aix-Marseille University in southern France  has discovered that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is able to withstand high temperatures even when heated to as high as 60 degrees Celsius (140 Fahrenheit) for an hour, as it was found the that the new coronavirus was still able to replicate.   It was found that ...
Source: COVID-19 Global Crisis  Apr 17, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Global Crisis: As on Friday Morning (0830hrs, 17th April 2020), the total number of confirmed infected individuals in the world is roughly about 2,195,000 while the official death toll is 147,027 (the real death toll could be around the range of 185,000 to 235,000 due to under reporting and cover ups by governments in most countries, and also in some cases as a result of lack of testing, ...
Source: COVID-19 ALERT  Apr 16, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Alert: To add to many studies already showing that the deadly and potent ways the SARS-Cov-2 has of attacking various human host cells and also critical proteins and cellular pathways in the human cells, a new collaborative study by researchers from the United States and China now shows that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus also attacks the T Lymphocytes similarly to the way that HIV viruses ac...
Source: COVID-19 Treatments  Apr 16, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Treatments: A major medical debate has emerged among healthcare professionals treating COVID-19 as to when should patients who need help breathing be placed on ventilators and could intubation do some patients more harm than good? Currently it has emerged as one of the biggest medical dilemma. Supporting research studies and data is scarce and there aren't yet formal studies on th...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Apr 15, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs : Hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug that is being advocated by some to treat COVID-19 despite the dangers associated with its use, appeared not to help patients get rid of the pathogen in yet another new study by researchers from China. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.10.20060558v1.article-info The drug did not help patients clear the virus better tha...
Source: COVID-19 Updates  Apr 15, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Updates: Medical researchers from University of California San Diego School of Medicine are warning that in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic or even currently in recovered patients and also those that are asymptomatic, a host of neuropsychiatric challenges may emerge and healthcare professionals need to pay careful attention to these.   Their research findings were published ...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Research  Apr 15, 2020  3 months ago
SARS-CoV-2 Research: Medical and genomic researchers have been for the last few months  been trying to identify the species of origin to understand how the novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus first leapt from its animal hosts to humans, causing the current pandemic infecting millions globally and causing almost 200,000 deaths so far.   Researchers have been looking for an intermediate animal ho...
Source: COVID-19 Blood Plasma Therapy  Apr 14, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Blood Plasma Therapy: Medical experts from Johns Hopkins have created a clinical guide to help hospitals and medical centers rapidly scale up their ability to deliver so-called convalescent plasma therapy, which leverages immune system components found in the plasma portion of blood from people who have recovered from COVID-19 illness.   Dr Evan M Bloch, M.D., M.S. an Associate Pro...
Source: US COVID-19 Crisis  Apr 14, 2020  3 months ago
US COVID-19 Crisis: Initially, there was only reports COVID-19 lung damage. Then came revelations of cardiovascular complications in patients with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Now, the COVID-19 crisis is highlighting how certain populations, namely African-Americans, in some cities are dying from COVID-19 at higher rates than other populations. Dr. Clyde Yancy (left) and Dr. Robert Bonow (right)....
Source: COVID-19 Drug Research  Apr 14, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Drug Research: More mounting evidence is emerging that both Choloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine have no clinical efficacy whatsoever for the treatment for COVID-19 and on the contrary can be actually dangerous and fatal for certain patients.   Choloroquine was first brought in the limelight by unprofessional and unregulated clinical studies conducted by certain Chinese researchers ...
Source: COVID-19 Pandemic News  Apr 14, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Pandemic: To add more confusion to the unknown characteristics of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that scientists and medical experts are still trying to unravel, South Korea reported on Monday (13th April 13) that at least 116 people initially cleared of the new coronavirus had tested positive again, although officials suggested that they would soon look at easing strict recommendations aimed...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  Apr 13, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Drugs: This time a clinical trial of COVID-19 patients in Brazil ended early after patients taking a higher dose of chloroquine developed irregular heart rates. The clinical study was halted early for safety reasons after patients developed irregular heart rates that increased their risk of a potentially fatal heart arrhythmia.   The drug chloroquine is closely related to the more&...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  Apr 13, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: The new antibody blood test kits for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease could play a key role in deciding whether millions of individuals can safely return to work and school. But US and EU public health officials are warning that many of these test kits have not been checked for accuracy and approved by regulatory bodies. Example of  a product...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Apr 13, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Research: When we are dealing with a new virus that there has not been much data or information till the last few 14 weeks, we should keep our options open when we are dealing with theories and hypothetic explanations as to date we have no confirmed prevention or treatment protocols nor vaccines except for lots of experimental drugs that have yet to have any proper clinical studies to sup...
Source: COVID-19 RESEARCH  Apr 12, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Research: A new study published in the journal Science reported that tests of the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus on domesticated cats, dogs, pigs, chickens, ducks and ferrets found that both cats and ferrets are highly susceptible to the virus. Cats can become infected through airborne transmission. It was observed however that dogs have a very low susceptibility to the vi...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus Updates  Apr 11, 2020  3 months ago
Thailand Coronavirus Updates: While Thailand management of the COVID-19 crisis can be considered as excellent by the intellectually challenged in the sense to date, the country has only 2518 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 disease and only a mere 35 dead so far  as claimed by local authorities, foreigners are bearing  the brunt of upfront racialism and discrimination. To date daily ca...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Apr 11, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Research Updates: A New Study Conducted in China by medical researchers from the Academy of Military Sciences, Tianjin, China and Wuhan’s Huoshenshan Hospital, and published in the US CDC’s Journal: Emerging Infectious Diseases, states the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus could be found in air samples as far as 4 meters away from infected patients. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/7...
Source: COVID-19 Drug Research  Apr 11, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Drug Research: For the past week, lots of media was abuzz about the results of an in vitro study by Australian researchers involving Ivermectin, a drug used to treat parasitic infections.   A single dose anti-parasitic drug was found to be able to stop the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus from replicating in cells within 48 hours, according to findings from the vitro studies by Monash Univer...
Source: COVID-19 Supplements  Apr 10, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Supplements: The first clinical trial in the world trial will see researchers from Austin Health Teaching Hospital and the University of Melbourne use intravenous zinc to fight the symptoms of COVID-19 in infected patients.   The clinical trial will be led by Dr Joseph Ischia from Austin Health, along with Dr Oneel Patel from the Department of Surgery at the University of Melbourne...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Care  Apr 09, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Clinical Care: Chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin are being used to ‘treat and prevent’ COVID-19 despite extremely little and weak evidence for effectiveness, and doctors, healthcare professionals  and patients should be aware of these drugs' potentially serious adverse events, states a new report and announcement in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Asso...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine Updates  Apr 08, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates: To date, no vaccines exists that safeguard individuals against infections by the various coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2, which causes the COVID-19 disease, or the ones that cause SARS and MERS. As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc, many research laboratories around the world have developed a targeted focus on understanding the virus and finding the best strategy for ...
Source: COVID-19 News  Apr 08, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Updates: China leading COVID-19 expert, Dr Zhang Wenhong has publicly warned that a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is gradually emerging in China and warns that it could far more worse than the first. His warnings echo the calls from many other Chinese medical professionals who are claiming that despite massive cover-ups by the Chinese government, some even more sophisticated than i...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Apr 07, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Research: In a rare case study in Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, medical researches came across a 66 year old male patient that had developed post-infectious acute myelitis.   Acute myelitis or sometimes called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a rare but serious neurologic condition. It affects the nervous system, specifically the area of the spinal cord called gray matter, wh...
Source: COVID-19 News  Apr 07, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19: Dr Michael Mina, an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and its Center for Communicable Disease Dynamic has announced that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is more transmissible than previously thought. To date, it has been difficult to keep it from spreading in a number of settings, including hospitals, cruise ships, and...
Source: COVID-19 Supplements  Apr 07, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Supplements: Medical researchers from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin have released a new crucial report in response to the COVID-19 global crisis. https://tilda.tcd.ie/publications/reports/pdf/Report_Covid19VitaminD.pdf   The medical report: "Vitamin D deficiency in Ireland—implications for COVID-19. Results from the Irish Longit...
Source: COVID-19 Drug Research  Apr 07, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Drug Research: A new drug called EIDD-2801 developed by medical researchers from University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill could change the way doctors treat COVID-19. The drug shows promise in reducing lung damage, has finished testing in animal models such as mice and will shortly be moving into human clinical trials.   To date, the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus had infected more th...
Source: Covid-19 News  Apr 06, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19: Thailand Medical News has always been the forefront of breaking the latest credible research and developments with regards to the COVID-19 disease and often it is a grim picture. Our intention is not to cause panic or make things even more depressing but rather for medical researchers and healthcare professionals to be aware or issues so that solutions can be found and precautions taken....
Source: COVID-19 News  Apr 05, 2020  3 months ago
A new study published in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine identifeis the most common characteristics of 85 COVID-19 patients who died in Wuhan, China in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic. The study reports on commonalities of the largest group of coronavirus patient deaths to be studied to date. https://www.atsjournals.o...
Source: COVID-19 Drug Research  Apr 04, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Drug Research: A study just published in a French medical journal provides new evidence that hydroxychloroquine does not appear to help the immune system clear the coronavirus from the body. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0399077X20300858?via%3Dihub The study comes on the heels of two others one in France and one in China that reported some benefits i...
Source: Covid-19 News  Apr 04, 2020  3 months ago
The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the deadly Covid-19 disease could even spread through the air via normal breathing and speaking, a top US scientist said on Friday as the American government was poised to recommend the use of face masks for everyone.   Dr Anthony Fauci, head of infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health, told Fox News the guidance on masks would be chang...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Apr 03, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Research: A major collaboration of international experts from various medical, genomic  and biological fields lead by Northeastern's Center for Complex Network Science Research has identified that the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus is able to target 332 human proteins and also has a variety of binding sites, not just the four that was initially discovered including ACE-2 receptors. &nb...
Source: Covid-19 Vaccine Updates  Apr 03, 2020  3 months ago
Covid-19 Vaccine Updates: Medical, virology and genomic researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have reported a potential vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the deadly Covid-19 disease. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/ebiom/article/PIIS2352-3964(20)30118-3/fulltext   The vaccine when tested in animal models such as mice, the vaccine, delivered throu...
Source  Apr 03, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19: Despite an early warning by Thailand Medical News in an article published 5th Of March 2020 that the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 disease could cause harm to the nervous system and also the brain, https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/breaking-news-coronavirus-can-also-attack-the-nervous-system,-causing-neurological-conditions-and-even-viral-encephalitis ,many ignorant...
Source: Covid-19 Clinical Care  Apr 03, 2020  3 months ago
Covid-19 Clinical Care: As the global number of infected cases of Covid-19 has already hit more than the one million mark as of Friday morning (9.30am Bangkok, 3rd April) ie 1,015,082 cases and the total number of deaths has now reached 53,207, researchers and medical experts are frantically trying to find treatments and cures and many existing drugs are being repurposed and placed as experimental...
Source: Covid-19 Drug Research  Apr 02, 2020  3 months ago
Covid-19 Drug Research: European pharmaceutical giant, APEIRON Biologics AG today announced that it has received regulatory approvals in Austria, Germany and Denmark to initiate a Phase II clinical trial of APN01 to treat Covid-19. APN01 is the recombinant form of the human angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (rhACE2), and has the potential to block the infection of cells by the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus...
Source: Covid-19 Clinical Care  Apr 02, 2020  3 months ago
Covid-19 Clinical Care: Medical researchers and ophthalmologists from the Department of Ophthalmology, The First College of Clinical Medical Science, Yichang Central People’s Hospital, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center and Sun Yat-Sen University have published findings form a new  study that shows that almost a third of Covid-19 patients exhibit ocular abnormalities. Previous studies on clin...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Apr 01, 2020  4 months ago
Thailand Coronavirus Updates: The Covid-19 crisis is expected to worsen in Thailand over the next few weeks basically due to irresponsibility of locals and lack of discipline as many do not understand the importance of self-isolation, social distancing and taking necessary precautions.   Even worst are selfish individuals who when experiencing symptoms , instead of either going to a hospita...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Apr 01, 2020  4 months ago
Covid-19 Research: A novel protocol brings the hope of new therapeutic options for suppressing seasonal influenza, avian flu and even the Covid-19 by utilizing an empty and therefore non-infectious shell of a phage virus to block biding sites of these viruses. Phage shell docks on surface of virus and inhibits it . Credit: Barth van Rossum / FMP   German researchers from the Leibniz-Forschu...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Mar 31, 2020  4 months ago
Covid-19 Research: Chinese researchers have been exploring the usage of stem cells to treat the Covid-19 disease since late January when a team of researchers from Baoshan Hospital and Peking University lead by Dr Bing Liang used mesenchymal stem cells from human umblical cord to treat a 65 year old female patient who was in critical condition. file:///C:/Users/Administrator/Downloads/202002.00084...
Source: Covid-19 Warning  Mar 31, 2020  4 months ago
Covid-19 Warning: A joint statement published March 26 by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Society of Critical Care Medicine, American Association for Respiratory Care, Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, American Association of Critical‐Care Nurses, and American College of Chest Physicians warns that the sharing of mechanical ventilators should not be attempted during the Covid-19 &...
Source: Covid-19 News  Mar 30, 2020  4 months ago
As the Covid-19 cases are escalating exponentially globally, with almost 739,385 confirmed infected cases and 35,128 deaths reported as of 2100 Hrs (Bangkok, 30th April 2020) and millions more infected awaiting testing, and one quarter of the planet  sheltered in their homes to help quell the outbreak, many are asking the obvious question: How long will all this last? Associate Professor D...
Source: US Covid-19 News  Mar 30, 2020  4 months ago
US Covid-19 News: It saddens many to see how the Covid-19 crisis has quickly escalated in America despite being the world’s leader in medical research and healthcare facilities. In about slightly more than three weeks, the number of cases has spiraled to 141,854 confirmed infected cases with millions more suspected cases yet to be tested and 2,502 deaths so far as of Monday morning (Bangkok)...
Source: Covid-19 News  Mar 29, 2020  4 months ago
Covid-19: We have been observing the situation in your respective countries and we are deeply saddened by the rising numbers.   Our advise to all, please self isolate if you can, do not even practice social distancing as keeping away from each other for 1 to 3 meters is not going to help much due the potent transmissibility of the virus and its long survival period in the air and  surf...
Source: Covid-19 Drug Research  Mar 29, 2020  4 months ago
Covid-19 Drug Research: The global medical industry has in the past months evolved into a ‘Wild Wild West’ or ‘circus’ with more unprecedented and unprofessional medical practices being conducted as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. Experimental drugs that have not been properly evaluated are being adopted as main treatment protocols in certain countries merely based on cert...
Source: Thailand Covid-19 News  Mar 28, 2020  4 months ago
While the world is dealing with the Covid-19 crisis that originated from China, most were not aware that another new zoonotic virus has emerged in China and it reported on the 24th Of March that a male worker was on the way to work to Shandong  along with 29 other people on a chartered bus on Sunday began to feel unwell on the way and was sent to hospital in Ningshan county, Shannxi Province ...
Source: Covid-19 Research  Mar 28, 2020  4 months ago
Covid-19 Research:  A team of medical researchers from Columbia University Medical Center, New York University Langone Health, Uconn Health and the University of Bordeaux have identified a novel group of immune cells in the lungs that are associated with the control of inflammation during viral infections, like influenza or coronavirus infections. https://immunology.sciencemag.org/content/5/4...
Source: Covid-19 Clinical Care  Mar 28, 2020  4 months ago
Covid-19 Clinical Care: Cardiology researchers  from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston or UTHealth are warning that the SARS-CoV -2 coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 disease can have fatal consequences for people with underlying cardiovascular disease and cause cardiac injury even in patients without underlying heart conditions.   The new research paper was be...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Studies  Mar 28, 2020  4 months ago
SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Studies: Thailand Medical News has managed to convinced more international genomic researchers to pay attention to the mutations and emerging strains of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus as in the past despite gene sequencing of strains that were detected in respective countries, many of these results were not properly compared and analyzed in detail to understand the evolutionary bran...
Source: SARS-Cov-2 Research   Mar 27, 2020  4 months ago
SARS-Cov-2 Research: Dr James Diaz, Professor and Head of Environmental Health Sciences at Louisiana State University Health and New Orleans School of Public Health, has proposed a possible explanation for the severe lung complications being seen in some people diagnosed with Covid-19.   His research findings was published in the Journal of Travel Medicine. https://academic.oup.com/jtm...
Source: Covid-19 Clinical Care  Mar 27, 2020  4 months ago
Covid-19 Clinical Care: Medical researchers from the University of Colorado at Denver and MIT have proposed a new stopgap measure that could help Covid-19 patients who are in acute respiratory distress by repurposing a drug that is now used to treat blood clots. The researchers believe the drug could help patients in cases where a ventilator is not helping, or if a ventilator is not available. ...
Source: Covid-19 News  Mar 27, 2020  4 months ago
According to a research letter published online March 25 in JAMA Oncology, patients with cancer in Wuhan had an increased risk for severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections. The journal warns that similar issues could also affect cancer patients elsewhere. (https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaoncology/fullarticle/2763673)   Dr Jing Yu, M.D., from the Zhon...
Source: Covid-19 News  Mar 26, 2020  4 months ago
As predicted by Thailand Medical News in our earlier articles, we have reached more than 22,048 deaths and almost half a million are infected for this week. Despite reporting on so many developments since December, they are many out there not taking us seriously some even labeling a lot of what we are saying as fake news despite supporting research studies. It seems that many disillusioned soul...
Source: Covid-19 Drug Research  Mar 26, 2020  4 months ago
Covid-19 Drug Research: A study conducted by researchers from the Department of Infection and Immunity, Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center, Fudan University, Shanghai has shown that Hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug dubbed a "gift from God" by US President Donald Trump for its potential ability to fight the Covid-19 disease, was found to be no more effective than standard trea...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Mar 23, 2020  4 months ago
Thailand Coronavirus Updates : Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, official spokesman for the Public Health Ministry, announced on Monday that there has been 122 new confirmed cases of Covid-19  since the last 24 hours bringing the total to 721. To date, only one person has died from the disease in Thailand according to government officials. (just like they announced they found a cure for the disease a...
Source: Covid-19 Diagnostics  Mar 23, 2020  4 months ago
Covid-19 Diagnostics: California based biotech company, Cepheid has developed that a new rapid Covid-19 test kit that does not even need usage in the lab setting and is able to provide results in 45 minutes. The US FDA on Saturday had given emergency approval to the new diagnostic kits. Cepheid  developed the new automated molecular test for the qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2, the vi...
Source: Covid-19 News  Mar 23, 2020  4 months ago
The Global number of Covid-19 infected cases as of Monday morning is currently at 336 838 with 14,616 deaths. The figures are escalating faster than what we had even predicted and a major spikes is expected around the 15th of April based on our assumptions that there are now millions of asymptomatic spreaders out there with various new strains of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. We are going to see a v...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Mar 22, 2020  4 months ago
Thailand Coronavirus Updates: As of Sunday, the official figures for the number of Thais infected with the Covid-19 disease has risen to 599 and one dead so far. These are the official figures. There have been so many speculations online by reputable medical professionals that the figures are much more and that at least 32 of the 77 provinces in Thailand already have reported infected cases. (acco...
Source: Covid-19 News  Mar 21, 2020  4 months ago
It is now roughly 12 weeks since the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the Covid-19 disease has made its global debut, to date the death toll is 11,187 and rising and the total number infected about 266,500. We expect to hit a million infected in less than 10 days time and about 25,000 to 50,000 deaths in the same time frame….and this is only the start. Now the things I am going to mention he...
Thailand Coronavirus News  Mar 20, 2020  4 months ago
Thailand Coronavirus Updates : A Chinese female national was arrested for spitting all over deliberately non-stop on public transport in Thailand.  It was perceived that she was trying to spread the disease to Thai nationals deliberately.   The Chinese woman was arrested on Thursday (March 19) by health and police officials after she was allegedly found spitting repeatedly inside a bus...
Source: Covid-19 News  Mar 20, 2020  4 months ago
Covid-19 Testing: The acute shortage of test kits for Covid-19 and also many countries not conducting testing as freely due to the shortage and financial constraints means the world is effectively fighting the pandemic crisis blindly and may not know the true extent of infection for months if not years, medical experts are warning. As Covid-19 is highly infectious, about 2.5 times that of the c...
Source: Covid-19 News  Mar 19, 2020  4 months ago
As of Thursday morning, (9am, Bangkok Time) the total official number of Covid-19 infected cases globally is now 219,058 and deaths 8,953.The figures on an extremely conservative level is expected to reach a million official  infected cases by a fortnight and roughly about 20,000 deaths. (this provided countries have enough testing kits and are truthful in their reporting) From our own rough ...
Source: Coronavirus Research  Mar 17, 2020  4 months ago
It getting terribly frustrating that as the team at Thailand Medical News peruses through hundreds of new research  studies, some peer-reviewed and other not, it seems that  WHO, the US CDC, NIH, government officials and health authorities as either not telling us something, are lying or are clueless.   For instance, we are coming across lots of published studies that despite cert...
Source: Thailand Coronavirus News  Mar 16, 2020  4 months ago
Thailand Coronavirus Updates: The Thai government has announced yesterday that the new Bang Khun Tian Hospital will be converted as a healthcare facility to deal with all the Covid-19 cases when it goes into stage 3 but it did no say that the hospital was only a 100 bed facility and neither did they take into considerations epidemiological projections considering that the country has a population ...
Source: Global Covid-19 Pandemic  Mar 16, 2020  4 months ago
The Global Covid-19 pandemic is entering a new phase in which we will see increases in daily infected and death figures, this is going to be a sad but inevitable daily occurrence as we are paying for the price of the incompetency and lack of responsibility of China and the Chinese people that had help spread the disease to every part of the world when its people were leaving the country in droves ...