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COVIDences: How does the disease agent compare to previous strains?

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
12th April 2020
Source: DHS Science and Technology, Master Question List for COVID-19 (caused by SARS-CoV-2), Weekly Report, 18 March 2020)
Genomics (Part 12). What is known?
• There have been no documented cases of SARS-CoV-2 prior to... Read more »
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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 45

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
12th April 2020
What is the meaning of cleaning and disinfecting
• Cleaning is the removal of germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces. The germs are not killed, but by removing them, cleaning lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.
• Disinfecting refers to using chemicals, such as EPA-registered... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Master Health Checkup - The Answer for Rising Non-Communicable Disease Burden in India?

12th April 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
Master Health Checkup (MHC) involves a group of tests to detect non-communicable diseases (NCDs) early. However, some of the tests incorporated in the MHC have no known benefits for otherwise healthy ... Read more »

News From All Specialities

5 reasons the world needs WHO to fight the COVID-19 pandemic

12th April 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) has played a pivotal role in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, ever since the first cases were identified in Wuhan in December. At a press conference, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, described the five ways in which the agency has been leading the global response:... Read more »
Practice Updates

New Ebola case confirmed in DRC

12th April 2020 Business and Medicine Critical Care
A new case of Ebola virus disease has been confirmed in the city of Beni in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). “While not welcome news, this is an event we anticipated. We kept response teams in Beni and other high risk areas for precisely this reason,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Global coronavirus death toll reaches 100,000, cases over 1.6 million

12th April 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The number of deaths linked to COVID-19 reached the 100,000 mark on Friday, with the number of cases surpassing 1.6 million, according to a Reuters tally. The toll has been increasing at a daily rate of 6% to 10% over the past week, with nearly 7,300 deaths globally reported on Thursday...Read more »

Two-thirds of COVID-19 Patients Improved on Remdesivir

12th April 2020 Pulmonary MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
About two-thirds of severe COVID-19 patients treated with the investigational antiviral agent remdesivir showed clinical improvement, noted researchers in a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. However, this means that about one-third did not, including seven who died,...Read more »

Consider COVID-19 if you see a case of acute hepatitis: Suggests NY case

12th April 2020 Pulmonary MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
A woman presented to the emergency department with elevated liver enzyme levels and dark urine. She developed fever on day 2 of care, and tested positive for the novel coronavirus, reported researchers at Northwell Health, in Hempstead, New York...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is there any restriction on the use of loud speakers or public address system in India?

12th April 2020
Yes. The Noise Rules, 2000 have restricted the use of loud speakers/public address system and the same cannot be used without written permission. The loudspeakers/public address system/sound producing instruments/musical instruments cannot be used during night time, except in closed premises for communication like auditoria,...Read more »

eMedi Humor


12th April 2020
My wife, a flight attendant for a major airline, watched one day as a passenger overloaded with bags tried to stuff his belongings in the overhead bin of the plane. Finally, she informed him that he would have to check in the oversized luggage...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Abortion stick used in criminal abortion causes abortion by the mechanism of:

12th April 2020
a) Uterine contraction
b) Stimulation of uterine nerves
c) Uterine infection & necrosis ...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Managing wounds at home

12th April 2020
• A wound is a disruption of the normal structure and function of the skin.
• Antibiotic therapy is not indicated in all wounds and is reserved only for infected wounds.
• It is important to keep blood sugar under control while managing a wound... Read more »

eSpiritual: Do we get a human birth each time we die?

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

The Smell of Rain

12th April 2020
A cold March wind danced around the dead of night in Dallas as the Doctor walked into the small hospital room of Diana Blessing. Still groggy from surgery, her husband David held her hand as they braced themselves for the latest news. That afternoon of March 10, 1991,...Read more »

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US pharmacies authorized to test for coronavirus

Washington: The US authorized pharmacies on Wednesday to carry out tests for the coronavirus, including newly developed antibody tests that detect whether a person who has recovered from illness had COVID-19. Health secretary Alex Azar, announced that all tests approved by regulators could be carried out by pharmacies...Read more »  


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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
How to modernize clinic
Growing your digitize you clinic and practice...Read more »  
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How Corona Aware Are You

Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
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Age-specific incidence of allergic and non-allergic asthma.

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Vitamin A intake linked with lower skin cancer risk: Study

Intake of vitamin A may be associated with a lower risk of a common type of skin cancer, a study claims. The study of about 125,000 Americans found that people with the highest intake of vitamin A lowered their risk of squamous cell skin cancer by around 15 per cent.... Read more »

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