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Round Table - Expert Group on Environment: Solid waste management

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
13th January 2021
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
Round Table - Expert Group on Environment Zoom Meeting on “Solid waste management issues in cities - technological solutions for centralised and decentralised waste management"10th January, 2020; 12 noon-1pm
Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr Anil Kumar, Mr Dipankar Saha, Dr SK Tyagi, Dr UK Priyadarshi, Mr Pradeep Khandelwal, Mr Neeraj Tyagi, Dr Suresh Mittal, Dr Rahul Sengar, Ms Ira Gupta, Dr S Sharma
The meeting was chaired by Mr SK Tyagi
Key points from the discussion - • There are several challenges and issues of concern in management of solid waste.
• Solid waste is the major cause of air, water and land pollution... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 12th January 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
13th January 2021
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, 36M October 8, 37M October 11, 38M October 14, 39M October 17, 40M October 19, 41M October 22, 42M October 24, 43M October 26, 44M October 28,...Read more »
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Association of endocrine system and liver

13th January 2021Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Mounting evidences have suggested that an interrelationship exists between the endocrine system and the liver. Several interactions such as several metabolic reactions and processes of protein synthesis in the liver is regulated by hormones, while liver is considered as the major site for hormone metabolism... 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

13th January 2021 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Role of guaifenesin in the management of chronic bronchitis and upper respiratory tract infections

13th January 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
An article published in Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine stated that guaifenesin – a mucoactive drug, acts by loosening mucus in the airways and making coughs more productive. It is used for relief of wet cough and chest congestion due to the common cold and remains the only legally marketed expectorant in the US... Read more »

News From All Specialities

UNICEF, WHO, IFRC, MSF announce establishment of global Ebola vaccine stockpile

13th January 2021 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Four leading international health and humanitarian organizations have announced the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile in a bid to ensure outbreak response. The effort was led by the International Coordinating Group (ICG) on Vaccine Provision, which includes the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF,... Read more »

Sputnik V meets primary endpoint of safety in Phase 2 Trial in India

13th January 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. stated that the independent Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) has reviewed the safety data from the Sputnik V vaccine phase 2 clinical trial and has recommended phase 3 recruitment and to continue the trial without any changes. The phase 2 study was carried out on 100 subjects as part of the randomized, double-blind,... Read more »

Herd Immunity Won’t be Achieved this Year despite Vaccines: WHO

13th January 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
Although vaccines against COVID-19 are being rolled out in several countries, the World Health Organization has cautioned that herd immunity would not be achieved this year. WHO's chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan has warned that it will take time to produce and administer enough doses to curb the spread of coronavirus... Read more »

9 million Americans now vaccinated, says CDC

13th January 2021 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
Around 9 million Americans had received their first COVID-19 vaccination dose as of Monday, stated the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as US states jostle to scale up inoculations. Overall, 8,987,322 people have received the first of two shots, which, according to the CDC, represent less than a third ... Read more »

Brown Fat Linked with Lower Rates of Cardiometabolic Disease

13th January 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
People with brown fat detected on imaging appear to be at reduced risk of cardiac and metabolic conditions, ranging from type 2 diabetes to hypertension and coronary artery disease, and the effect is particularly strong in individuals with obesity, suggests a new study conducted in over 52,000 individuals who had PET/CT scans as part of cancer evaluation... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is it essential to disclose the names of the members of a surgical team?

13th January 2021
Not disclosing the names of doctors in the surgical team may be deficiency of service. In a judgement, the Kerala State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission presiding members M.K. Abdulla Sona and A. Radha directed the Travancore-Cochin Medical Councils-Kerala (TCMC-K) to instruct all doctors...Read more »

eMedi Humor

What It Means

13th January 2021
Five year old Becky answered the door when the Census taker came by. She told the Census taker that her daddy was a doctor and wasn’t home, because he was performing an appendectomy. "My," said the census taker, "that sure is a big word for such a little girl...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A married middle aged female gives history of repeated abortions for the past 5 years. This karyogram suggests the following:

13th January 2021
1. Klinefelter's syndrome.
2. Turner's syndrome.
3. Down's syndrome...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: High fat diet, prostate cancer prone

13th January 2021
Diets high in saturated fat increase the risk of prostate cancer. As per a report from University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, published in the International Journal of Cancer, men who consume high saturated animal fat diet have double the likelihood of experiencing disease progression ... Read more »

eSpiritual: Dealing with Stress

13th January 2021
Stress may be broadly defined as comprising of three components, namely a "known situation, interpretation of a situation and the physical and mental reaction to that interpretation of the situation". Stress is a situation: There cannot be stress without a situation. One cannot be stressed about some event occurring in USA...Read more »

Inspirational: Always Remember Those Who Serve

13th January 2021
In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him. "How much is an ice cream sundae?" "Fifty cents," replied the waitress. The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied the number of coins in it...Read more »

Medical Voice

New virus variant found in travellers from Brazil: Japan

13th January 2021
Tokyo: A new coronavirus variant has been detected in four travellers from Brazil’s Amazonas state, Japan’s health ministry said on Sunday, in the latest instance the pandemic virus is evolving. A ministry official said studies were underway into the efficacy of vaccines against the new variant,...Read more »


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