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We have no choice now: we will have to live with Corona

Dr KK Aggarwal, President Confederation of Medical Associations of Asia and Oceania, HCFI
13th May 2020
To: Sh Narendra Modi, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India
Could India have done better than other Asian countries if it had acted in February? Time to have IB (health intelligence) also investigate health threats from other countries. CMAAO Countries Status as on 11th May
Currently, India is doing far better when compared to Europe and North America but not when compared to other CMAAO Asian countries... Read more »
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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 94: Vaccine, Collateral Harms Vs. Benefits

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI, Past National President IMA, Chief Editor Medtalks
13th May 2020
(With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev)
833: CMAAO Weekly Update and Vaccine development status in CMAAO countries. 9th May, 2020, Saturday, 9.30am-10.30am
Participants Member NMAs: Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, Dr Yeh Woei Chong, Singapore Chair CMAAO, Dr Rajan Sharma, National President IMA, Dr Marthanda Pillai,... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

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Plasma asprosin levels in patients with drug-naive anorexia nervosa

13th May 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
Asprosin is a centrally acting hormone that promotes appetite. It also aids in glucose production in the liver. A study by Hu et al evaluated the difference in plasma asprosin level between patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) and healthy controls... Read more »

News From All Specialities

MAPIAN gains fame as young astronomer

13th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Nikhil Jha, 14-yr-old student of class X of Mount Abu Public School, Rohini, Sector 5, Delhi, India has discovered an asteroid in the “All India Asteroid Search Campaign”, held in July-August, 2019. It was a global level search campaign by the International Astronomical Search Collaboration (IASC),... Read more »
Practice Updates

WHO statement on tobacco use and COVID-19

13th May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Tobacco smoking is a known risk factor for several respiratory infections and is also known to heighten the severity of respiratory diseases. A review of studies by public health experts called by the WHO on April 29, 2020 has noted that smokers have a higher likelihood of developing severe disease with COVID-19,... Read more »
Practice Updates

WHO chief highlights complex challenges posed by COVID-19 resurgence following easing of restrictions

13th May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The resurgence of COVID-19 cases in South Korea, China and Germany after the stay-at-home restrictions were lifted underscores the complexity of easing these measures, said World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus...Read more »

Revised guidelines say COVID-19 patients can end home isolation after 17 days

13th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
A COVID-19 pre-symptomatic patient or a patient with mild symptoms will be allowed to end home isolation without undergoing an RT-PCR confirmatory test after 17 days of onset of symptoms. Nearly a fortnight after issuing guidelines...Read more »
Practice Updates

Obesity Can Shift Severe COVID-19 to Younger Age Groups

13th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The younger an ICU patient with severe COVID-19 is, the more obese the patient tends to be, reports a new analysis published in The Lancet. The study's lead author, David Kass, describes the findings as a 2-week snapshot of 265 patients (58% male) in late March and early April at some university hospitals in the United States...Read more »
Practice Updates

Environmental Chemical Exposure Linked to Celiac Disease

13th May 2020 PharmacistsPathology & Lab Medicine
Exposure to synthetic endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in pesticides, nonstick cookware, and fire retardants was found to be associated with increased risk for celiac disease in children and young adults, reported a small observational study. Young people having higher serum concentrations...Read more »

Derma Update

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A retrospective study of co-relation of urticaria in Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection

13th May 2020 Dermatology
Urticaria is a vasoactive condition that is caused by vasoactive mediators. These mediators are released from activated mast cells triggering an immune response. The immune response results in... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What are the MCI guidelines for issuing a medical certificate?

13th May 2020
The MCI has issued guidelines to be followed regarding medical certificates as follows: Regulation 1.3.3 of the MCI Code of Ethics Regulations state: “A Registered medical practitioner shall maintain a Register of Medical Certificates giving full details of certificates issued. When issuing a medical certificate he/she shall...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Organized Crime

13th May 2020
No matter how much the government fights it, organized crime just seems to get more organized every day. The police pulled in a Mob kingpin recently and reminded him he had the right to make a phone call...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

All of the following features can be observed after the injury to axillary nerve except:

13th May 2020
1. Loss of rounded contour of shoulder.
2. Loss of sensation along lateral side of upper arm.
3. Loss of overhead abduction...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Common Cold

13th May 2020
• It is a benign self-limiting syndrome caused by several viruses.
• It is one of the most frequent acute illnesses.
• The term ‘common cold’ refers to a mild upper respiratory viral illness presenting with... Read more »

eSpiritual: Confession

13th May 2020
Confession is one of the many ways of detoxifying the mind. It has its roots in Hindu mythology but today it is mainly practiced in Christian religion as a hardcore ritual. Among Christians, one usually goes to a Church and confesses to the Bishop without disclosing his or her identity...Read more »

Inspirational: Planting Potatoes

13th May 2020
When I was a boy growing up we had several gardens around our old house. The largest one of all was used just for growing potatoes. I can still remember those potato planting days. The whole family helped. After my dad had tilled the soil, my mom, brothers and I went to work...Read more »

Medical Voice

Avoid unnecessary testing, follow guidelines, BMC tells private labs

13th May 2020
Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation in a clarification on Sunday told private labs to follow ICMR and state guidelines for Covid-19 tests to avoid unnecessary testing. It also told hospitals not to deny elective surgery to any patient over want of coronavirus tests. While private labs that ET spoke...Read more »


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Exercise and Nutritional Intervention for Adults with Sarcopenic Obesitys

People with sarcopenic obesity (SO) have both low muscle mass, i.e., sarcopenia, and high body fat, i.e., obesity. These individuals are at a greater risk of metabolic diseases and physical disability when compared with people with sarcopenia or obesity alone... Read more »


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 »


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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