Dr k k Aggarwal

Correct picture of mortality only if we report and notify clinical cases

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
14th February 2020
New Classification of COVID 19: The same should be the rule: Notify suspect, clinically confirmed and lab-confirmed The mortality of COVID 19 is 2% but the same is < 1% if we go outside China. China up till now was underreporting COVID 19 cases as only lab-confirmed cases were reported. People will only go to labs if they have breathless or fear.... Read more »

COVID-19: New Name and New Classification includes Clinically Diagnosed Cases

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
14th February 2020
CMAAO Update 13th February : Based on WHO guidelines set in 2015 that ensure the name does not refer to a geographical location, an animal, an individual or group of people, while still being pronounceable and related to the disease.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

World experts set priorities for COVID-19 research

14th February 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Leading health experts from around the world have been meeting at the World Health Organization’s Geneva headquarters to assess the current knowledge about the new COVID-19 disease, identify gaps and work together to accelerate and fund priority research required stop this outbreak... Read more »
Practice Updates

DR Congo Ebola outbreak still an international public health concern

14th February 2020 Business and Medicine Public Health
The Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to be an international public health concern, experts meeting in Geneva concluded on Wednesday. The WHO’s Emergency Committee reaffirmed that the risk remains high at the national and regional levels, but low globally....Read more »
Practice Updates

Coronavirus death toll surges in China's Hubei province

14th February 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Hubei, the Chinese province at the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, reported a record increase in the death toll on Thursday under a new method for diagnosing cases, as health experts warned the epidemic could worsen before it gets better... Read more »

No Coronavirus Vertical Transmission in Early Study

14th February 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Findings from nine late-stage pregnancies wherein the mother was infected with the novel coronavirus suggest "vertical transmission" i.e., passing infection from mother to infant in utero, does not occur. In nine pregnant women with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 pneumonia,...Read more »  

Boosting human beta-cells with drug combo – Hope for diabetes patients

14th February 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Diabetes and Endocrinology
Adding a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist to a dual-specificity tyrosine-regulated kinase 1A (DYRK1A) inhibitor induced a 5% to 6% increase in human beta-cell replication in the laboratory, reported a study published online in Science Translational Medicine.... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can medicines be supplied by the registered practitioner to his patient?

14th February 2020
The registered medical practitioner is entitled to supply the drugs to his patients which have been prescribed by him but the same are with certain conditions of exemptions as mentioned in Item No. 5 of the Schedule K of the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

The well-behaved son

14th February 2020
Lady 1: My son is very well-behaved.
Lady 2: How can you say that? Wasn't he arrested and imprisoned for 5 years....Read more »

eMedi Quiz

When should you have your first cholesterol screening?

14th February 2020
A. At age 10.
B. At age 20.
C. At age 35...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Five cholesterol friendly foods

14th February 2020
1. Oats: It gives you 1 to 2 grams of soluble fiber.
2. Beans: are rich in soluble fiber. They also take a while for the body to digest.
3. Nuts: Eating 2 ounces of nuts a day can slightly lower LDL, on the order of 5%.... Read more »

eSpiritual: You look at people the same way as you are

14th February 2020
Honest people regard everybody as honest and dishonest people regard everybody as dishonest. It all depends on the type of people you interact with. If you do not take bribe, nobody will come and offer bribe to you and you will feel everybody is honest....Read more »

Inspirational: The Secret of Success!

14th February 2020
A young man asked Socrates, an ancient Greek philosopher, the secret of success. Socrates told the young man to meet him near the river the next morning. They met. Socrates asked the young man to walk with him toward the river.... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Biotech Dept Set to Work on Vaccines

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) on Tuesday said it was partnering with the Norway-based Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness and Innovations (CEPI) to fund development of vaccines for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19)...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?
Very confident
Moderately confident...Read more »  


From Other Newsletter



Bone healing effects of the flavonoid kaempferol

Several therapeutic agents have shown promising results for fracture healing, including estrogen hormone, growth factors (bone morphogenetic proteins, BMPs) and osteoporosis drugs (parathyroid hormone, bisphosphates). However, most agents are associated with some limitations.... 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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