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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID Status in CMAAO Countries

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
12th October 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1105: COVID Status in CMAAO Countries
INDIA - • India continues to report a trend of steadily declining active cases. For the first time, after a month, active cases fall below the 9 lakh mark. • India recorded 8.93 lakh active cases on October 9 after registering 8.97 lakh on September 9. • The active cases at present stand at 8,93,592 and amount to only 12.94% of the total positive cases for the country, pointing to a steady falling percentage of the total cases. • The total coronavirus cases rose to 69,06,151 and the death toll reached 1,06,490 with 964 people succumbing to the disease in 24 hours...Read more »
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Beneficial role of gargling in upper respiratory infections

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
12th October 2020
Gargling has been a traditional home remedy for sore throats. The effectiveness of gargling for preventing upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) among healthy people has been demonstrated.1 In Japan, gargling is generally accepted and strongly recommended as a preventive measure for URTIs.2 Most URTIs are viral in nature. COVID-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, can present as a mild illness of the upper respiratory tract,3 although its effects go beyond the respiratory system, resulting in numerous extra-pulmonary manifestations. ... Read more »
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Importance of serum vitamin D levels in combination of physical fitness in reducing of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in older population

12th October 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is common in elderly and its prevalence is known to increase with age. However, there is scarcity of evidence depicting the association between the risk of NAFLD in older adults and serum vitamin D (25-hydroxyvitamin D) and physical fitness levels... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Hypertensive treatment with 2-drug combinations – an effective option

12th October 2020 Hypertension
The prevalence of hypertension, the most prominent modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease and mortality, continues to rise globally. It is estimated that, in 2010, nearly 31.1% of the global adult population worldwide suffered... Read more »
Zinc Update

Preventive zinc supplementation has positive impact on diarrhoea and pneumonia in developing countries

12th October 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Zinc deficiency is generally predominant in children in developing countries. Zinc deficiency also plays a role in decreased immunity and increased risk of infection. Preventive zinc supplementation in healthy children can decrease the mortality because of common causes like diarrhoea, malaria and pneumonia... Read more »

News From All Specialities

China joins forces in global effort to ensure COVID vaccine access for all

12th October 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
China is one of the three additional countries that have signed on to a global initiative aimed at ensuring fair and equitable access to a COVID-19 vaccine, once ready, stated the World Health Organization (WHO). China, the Republic of Korea and the small Pacific island of Nauru, joined the COVAX Facility,... Read more »

Health Canada to begin real-time review of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

12th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Health Canada is going to start a real-time review of BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine, stated the companies. The companies would submit safety and efficacy data from the vaccine trial to Canada’s health ministry under a rolling submission, as it becomes available...Read more »

Active COVID-19 cases drop below 9 lakh after 1 month in India

12th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New Delhi: The number of active COVID-19 cases in India dropped to below 9 lakh on Thursday, showing a steady course of declining actual caseload for nearly three weeks now. Some states; however, still pose concerns with high positivity rates. A larger number of recoveries compared to new cases are being reported daily,... Read more »

U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Could Top 233,000 by October 31

12th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
A forecast based on several COVID-19 models has predicted that deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. could reach 233,000 by the end of the month, revealed a new CDC update. The forecast combines data from over 40 modeling groups for the next 4 weeks. It is estimated that a total of 224,000 to 233,000 COVID-19 deaths could be reported by October 31...Read more »

Novel coronavirus can survive on skin for 9 hours, says study

12th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
The SARS-CoV-2 virus may persist on human skin for nine hours, which is much longer than the flu viruses, suggests a new study. The influenza A virus (IAV) remained viable on human skin for nearly two hours, stated researchers, including those from Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine in Japan...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can doctor be held liable for not rendering a service or facility, which is not available in the hospital?

12th October 2020
The doctor cannot be held liable for not rendering a facility, which was not available in the hospital. If the hospital knowingly fails to provide some amenities that are fundamental for the patients, then it would certainly amount to medical malpractice; but for the same the doctor cannot be held liable for medical negligence...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Whoever tells the biggest lie

12th October 2020
Two boys were arguing when the teacher entered the room. The teacher says, "Why are you arguing?"
One boy answers, "We found a 10 dollar bill and decided to give it to whoever tells the biggest lie."
"You should be ashamed of yourselves," said the teacher,...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

When teaching a 65-year-old patient to use a pain scale, a pain management nurse anticipates that:

12th October 2020
a. Additional time is needed for the patient to process the information.
b. Older adults are unable to use pain scales reliably.
c. The Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia Scale is appropriate for the patient...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Younger women with acute coronary syndromes may not have classic chest pain

12th October 2020
Younger women with an acute coronary syndrome have slightly lesser likelihood than men to present with the classic symptom of chest pain, reported a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. As a result, they often fail to receive a correct diagnosis in the emergency department... Read more »

eSpiritual: Do we get a human birth every time we will die?

12th October 2020
As per Vedic sciences, Hindu philosophy believes in rebirth unless your Sanchit and Prarabdha Karmas are totally exhausted. It also believes in liberation in which once your past karma’s debt is over, you do not take a rebirth. Garuda Purana, on the other hand, says that you can take a birth in animal species which means you ...Read more »

Inspirational: It is the little things that make a big difference

12th October 2020
A man was taking a morning walk at the beach when he saw that the morning tide brought with it hundreds of starfish to the beach and when the tide receded, the fish were left behind. He realized that with the morning sun rays, they would die. The man went towards the fish, picked one and threw it into the water...Read more »


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