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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Around the Globe

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
10th December 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1190: India may become the first country in the world to have emergency use approval of three vaccines: Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech filed an application for emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine – Covaxin - on Monday, becoming the third company to seek such regulatory approval in the country after Pfizer and Serum Institute of India (SII). While Pfizer has offered its vaccine, which has been developed in association with German firm BioNTech, SII has sought the approval for Covishield, developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca. SII has conducted only bridging studies in India but is manufacturing the vaccine...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 9th December: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
10th December 2020
Cases: 1M April 2, 2M April 15, 3M April 27, 4M May 8, 5M May 20, 6M May 30, 7M June 7, 8M June 15, 9M June 22, 10M June 29th, 11M July 4, 12M July 8, 13M July 13, 14M July 17, 15M July 23, 16M July 25, 17M July 29, 18M August 1, 19M August 6, 20M August 10, 21M August 16, 22M August 19, 23M August 21, 24M August 27, 25M August 30, 26M September 3, 27M September 7, 28M September 10, 29M September 14, 30M September 18, 31M September 21, 32M September 23, 33M September 28, 34M October 1, 35M October 4,... Read more »
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Tales of two epidemic: Obesity and NAFLD/NASH

10th December 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is considered to be most common form of chronic liver disease in Western countries. It exhibits a wide clinicopathologic spectrum that ranges from simple steatosis to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH),... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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BPLTTC – Antihypertensive agents as risk modifiers for prevention of incident/recurrent CV events irrespective of baseline criteria: Placing amlodipine in context

10th December 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO launches year-long campaign to help people quit tobacco

10th December 2020 Business and Medicine Public Health
The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a year-long campaign for World No Tobacco Day 2021, titled “Commit to Quit." The WHO Quit Challenge on WhatsApp and a publication titled More than 100 reasons to quit tobacco have been released to kick start the campaign... Read more »

Pfizer COVID vaccine data wins U.S. FDA staff support

10th December 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
Pfizer Inc appears to have cleared the next hurdle in the race to get its COVID-19 vaccine approved for emergency use as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released documents raising no new issues about the vaccine’s safety or efficacy... Read more »

Vaccination drive in India could go on for more than a year

10th December 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Health secretary Rajesh Bhushan stated that three priority groups have been recommended by the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC), adding up to nearly 30 crore people. These groups include healthcare and frontline workers, those aged above 50 and those with co-morbidities... Read more »

Face Masks with Metal Can Burn During MRI: FDA Safety Alert

10th December 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned that face masks containing metal can heat to unsafe temperatures during scanning after a patient's face was burned in the outline of a mask that was worn during a 3-Tesla MRI neck scan... Read more »

Issues in Lungs, Kidneys Most Common COVID-19 Complications, Says Study

10th December 2020 NeurologyPharmacists
A large study, published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), conducted among patients in the United States who contracted COVID-19 confirms many complications of the disease. Investigators identified 70 288 patients with a COVID-19-related health visit from March 1 through April 30, 2020... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is the consent given for a diagnostic procedure also valid as consent for therapeutic treatment?

10th December 2020
No. The two procedures are different and require a separate consent for each. In the matter of Samira Kohli vs. Dr. Prabha Manchanda and Ors. I (2008) CPJ 56 (SC), the Hon’ble Supreme Court summarized the principles relating to consent as follows: “32. iii: Consent given only...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Florida driver’s license

10th December 2020
I’ve sure gotten old. I’ve had two bypass surgeries…a hip replacement, new knees…fought prostate cancer, and diabetes. I’m half blind, can’t hear anything quieter than a jet engine, take 40 different medications that make me dizzy, I’m winded, and subject to blackouts...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The prevalence of skin infections in HIV infection is approximately:

10th December 2020
a. 50–60%
b. 70–80%
c. 90–100%...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: 6 ways to ease neck pain

10th December 2020
1. Don’t remain in the same position for too long. It’s difficult to reverse bad posture. It is important that you get up and move around often enough in order to avoid getting your neck stuck in an unhealthy position. 2. Make some adjustments. Place your computer monitor at eye level;... Read more »

eSpiritual: Collective Consciousness

10th December 2020
Consciousness is an energized field of information with powers to do everything in the universe. Collective consciousness is the internet of the collective souls of many people in a group. Collective consciousness is the strongest superpower ever available in the universe...Read more »

Inspirational: Shake It Off and Step Up

10th December 2020
Once, a farmer’s mule fell into a well. The mule cried for hours, while the farmer tried to assess the situation. Finally, the farmer decided that neither the mule nor the well was worth saving. He called his neighbors and asked them to help him bring dirt to bury the old mule in the well...Read more »

Medical Voice

Pap smear tests: At what age and how often?

10th December 2020
New Delhi: Being the second most common cancer in women between the age group of 15 and 44 years of age, the awareness towards cervical cancer and its screening is miniscule in our country. Cervical cancer is a completely preventable disease because of its well defined, long pre-malignant phase...Read more »


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