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Boost Your Health

Dr KK Aggarwal, President, CMAAO & Past National President, IMA
13th April 2020
Multispeciality
Reproduced from: https://www.indialegallive.com/special/boost-your-health-94497, April 3, 2020
Even as WHO has started a large global trial called Solidarity to evaluate potential treatments against this deadly virus, India’s alternative health systems have a host of suggestions to boost respiratory health. The number of people infected with Covid-19... Read more »
Important
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Cloth Face Masks Made at Home

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
13th April 2020
Multispeciality
New guidelines suggest use of masks when in public.
1. Yale Researchers found that the death rate from COVID-19 is up to 10% lower in the countries with masked populations.
2. Cloth masks may help contain the spread of infection when used in conjunction with hand washing and physical distancing... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

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Daily Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Affects Liver, Adipose Tissue, and Glucose Metabolism

13th April 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
There is ample evidence to suggest a link between sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and metabolic disorders. A study published recently in the Journal of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome evaluated the effects... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO working on strategies to gradually lift COVID-19 restrictions

13th April 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) is working with countries on strategies to gradually and safely lift the stay-at-home restrictions aimed at containing the spread of the novel coronavirus, said agency chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus... Read more »
Important
Practice Updates

FDA Approves First Therapy for Children with Debilitating and Disfiguring Rare Disease

13th April 2020 Pediatrics Pharmacists
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted approval to selumetinib for the treatment of pediatric patients, >2 years of age, with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). NF1 is a genetic disorder of the nervous system that causes tumors to grow on nerves. Selumetinib is the first drug approved... Read more »
Important
Practice Updates

ICMR Study: Many COVID-19 cases without travel or contact history

13th April 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: A study by the ICMR involving patients admitted with severe acute respiratory illness (SARI) has revealed that 93% of those who tested positive for COVID-19, and for whom data on exposure was known, had neither travelled abroad nor had any contact with a person known to be infected...Read more »

Recovered coronavirus patients test positive again in South Korea

13th April 2020 Pulmonary MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
South Korean officials have reported that 91 patients, considered cleared of the new coronavirus, had tested positive again. Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), stated that the virus may have reactivated rather than the patients being re-infected...Read more »

IL-17A/F Inhibitor Beneficial in Ankylosing Spondylitis

13th April 2020 Orthopedics Pathology & Lab Medicine
Bimekizumab, a monoclonal antibody targeting both interleukin (IL)-17A and IL-17F, has shown promising results as a treatment for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in a phase IIb trial, reported researchers online in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases...Read more »

Worry, Anxiety Linked to Increased Inflammation

13th April 2020 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
Worry and anxiety have strong association with fluctuations in levels of inflammatory markers, which can compromise the immune system, thus increasing the risk for physical illness, suggests new research. Investigators at the Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus have noted that increases in levels of the inflammatory...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What action can be taken if patient threatens filing an FIR?

13th April 2020
Threatening any person, i.e. criminal intimidation, is a criminal offence under Section 503 of Indian Penal Code and is punishable under Section 506 of the Indian Penal Code. If any person threatens the doctor, then the doctor can lodge an FIR under Section 503/506 IPC against the said person for committing the offence of criminal intimidation...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Well of course

13th April 2020
A man wakes up in a hospital bed after a terrible accident and cries, "DOC, DOC…I can’t feel my legs, I can’t feel my legs!!!
"Well of course you can’t silly!" replies the Doc… "I’ve cut off both of your arms."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

At the end of a balanced anesthesia technique with non-depolarizing muscle relaxant, a patient recovered spontaneously from the effect of muscle relaxant without any reversal. Which is the most probable relaxant the patient had received?

13th April 2020
1. Pancuronium. 2. Gallamine...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Hepatitis B is a more dangerous infection than HIV

13th April 2020
• Viral hepatitis and HIV coinfection is a common problem and challenge to the treating clinician.
• People with HIV who are coinfected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) are at increased risk for serious, life-threatening health complications... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Who is a Good Teacher?

13th April 2020
A good teacher is the one who follows the principles of listening first, teaching in detail till confusion arises and then teaching with reasoning while going into the minutest details and finally summarizing the ‘take home’ messages...Read more »

Inspirational: Height of perfection

13th April 2020
The earth rotates on its axis at 1000 miles an hour; if it did so at 100 miles an hour, our days and nights would be 10 times as long as they are now and the hot sun would have burnt up our vegetation during each long day while in the long night, any surviving sprout would freeze...Read more »

Survey

Medical voice

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 »  
Medical voice

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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Moderately confident...Read more »  

Medbytes

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Orthopedic

Orthopedics

Emblica officinalis and Cissus quadrangularis prevent against bone loss in osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a bone degenerating disorder marked by decreased bone strength. While hormone replacement therapy is often resorted to for the treatment of osteoporosis, it is associated with serious side effects... Read more »

Allergy-and-Immunology

Age-specific incidence of allergic and non-allergic asthma.

Onset of allergic asthma has a strong association with childhood, but only a few studies have analyzed the relationship between the incidence of asthma from childhood to late adulthood and allergy. A new study published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine assessed....Read more »

Dermatology

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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