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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts And Myth Buster 95: CDC ICMR WHO

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI, Past National President IMA, Chief Editor Medtalks
14th May 2020
(With inputs from Dr. Monica Vasudev)
835: CDC and WHO differences are harmful to the society
CDC: “Everyone wear cloth face coverings when leaving their homes, regardless of whether they have fever or symptoms of COVID-19.”
WHO: “Currently there is not enough evidence for or against the use of masks (medical or other) for healthy individuals in the wider community... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

World COVID Meter 13th May: Living with COVID 1.0: Building new set of social norms and culture: End social pandemic of fear before the medical pandemic.

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
14th May 2020
212 Countries affected, Crosses 4.34M, Nearly 85,000 cases and 5000 deaths per day, Minimum Likely Deaths 299759, Deaths to Cross 300,000 by 15th May and total number 5 M by 23rd May. Nearly controlled in China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Association between anorexia of ageing and sarcopenia

14th May 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
Malnutrition has a key role to play in the pathogenesis for sarcopenia. Both food consumption and energy intakes decline with age. A major factor responsible for reduced energy intakes is anorexia of ageing... Read more »

News From All Specialities

COVID-19 pandemic fast becoming a child rights crisis, daily death rate could rise by 6,000 for under-fives

14th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has stated that the coronavirus health crisis is fast becoming a child rights crisis. The agency has requested $1.6 billion in order to support its humanitarian response for children affected by the global pandemic... Read more »
Practice Updates

India Lockdown 4.0 - new form, new rules: PM

14th May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi on Tuesday stated that there would be a fourth phase of lockdown, with an outline that would be different from the rules that shaped the three earlier country-wide lockdowns since March 25. PM Modi said, “Lockdown 4.0 will be completely different and will have new rules... Read more »
Practice Updates

New WHO resource on enhancing competencies of primary care nurses

14th May 2020 Business and Medicine Public Health
WHO/Europe has published a set of resources in a bid to support countries to invest in and strengthen their primary health-care nursing workforce. The publication “Competencies for nurses working in primary health care” guides policy-makers, instructors,...Read more »

New Bariatric/Metabolic Surgery Guidance amid COVID-19 Outbreak

14th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
New recommendations for the management of metabolic and bariatric surgery candidates during and after the COVID-19 pandemic have been published that move the focus from body mass index (BMI) alone to medical conditions that are most likely be ameliorated by the procedures...Read more »
Practice Updates

Kids Can Get Severe COVID-19

14th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Like adults, most children hospitalized for COVID-19 had pre-existing conditions, with around 40% who required invasive mechanical ventilation, reported a small study of U.S. and Canadian pediatric intensive care units (PICUs). Among 48 children admitted, 40 had pre-existing comorbidities...Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Atopic Dermatitis Control Tool is a valid tool to evaluate patients with atopic dermatitis

14th May 2020 Dermatology
The Atopic Dermatitis Control Tool (ADCT) is a short patient self-administered instrument which is designed and validated to evaluate atopic dermatitis (AD) control. Data were collected from a prospective,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What information can a doctor put on his signboard?

14th May 2020
Regulation 7.13 of the MCI Code of Ethics Regulations 2002 has issued directions in this regard as follows: “It is improper for a physician to use an unusually large sign board and write on it anything other than his name, qualifications obtained from a University or a statutory body,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

My Grades

14th May 2020
A high-school student came home one night rather depressed.
"What’s the matter, Son?" asked his mother.
"Aw, gee," said the boy, "It’s my grades. They’re all wet."...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?

14th May 2020
1. Pancuronium. 2. Gallamine. 3. Atracurium...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: 12 Steps to tackle heartburn

14th May 2020
1. Eat smaller meals, and more often.
2. Eat slowly, in a relaxed manner.
3. Remain upright after meals... Read more »

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

14th May 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. If you take bribe then everybody will come to you...Read more »

Inspirational: Our Time in History

14th May 2020
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy it less. We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time...Read more »

Medical Voice

When will the COVID-19 pandemic end? And how?

14th May 2020
According to historians, pandemics typically have two types of endings: the medical, which occurs when the incidence and death rates plummet, and the social, when the epidemic of fear about the disease wanes. “When people ask, ‘When will this end?,’ they are asking about the social ending,...Read more »


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Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
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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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