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All medical devices under Drugs and Cosmetics Act from April 1, 2020

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
15th February 2020
Multispeciality
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE(Department of Health and Family Welfare) NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 11th February. 2020, S.O. 648(E).— In pursuance of sub-clause (iv) of clause (b) of section 3 of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 (23 of 1940), the Central Government, after consultation with the Drugs Technical Advisory Board, hereby specifies the following devices intended for in... Read more »

Quarantine not working in the ship with trapped COVID-19

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
15th February 2020
Multispeciality
Is India ready with its quarantine policy? China has imposed quarantines across the Hubei province, and has locked down over 56 million people, in a bid to stop COVID-19 from spreading. In the quarantined ship in Japan, the total number of infections has peaked to 218. With nearly 6% of the 3,711 passengers and crew... Read more »

Vietnam Lockdown on a community of 10,000 residents northwest of the capital Hanoi

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
15th February 2020
Multispeciality
CMAAO Update 14th February on COVID-19: Classification includes Clinically Diagnosed Cases Currently, there have been 15 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 in the United States, yet flu cases for the 2019-20 US season have surpassed 22 million.. Read more »

News From All Specialities

Outside China, COVID-19 transmission ‘iceberg’ may not be as big as currently considered

15th February 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
While infections from COVID-19 coronavirus continue to rise, a senior UN health expert on Thursday said that there were indications to suggest that disease transmission outside China might not be the tip of the “iceberg” that had been feared... Read more »
Practice Updates

Cases of dengue in the Americas exceeded 3 million in 2019

15th February 2020 Business and Medicine Public Health
The Americas reported more than 3 million cases of dengue in 2019, the largest number recorded in the Region so far, as per latest data from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). These figures exceeded the 2.4 million cases in 2015 during the previous largest dengue epidemic in the history of the Region...Read more »
Important
Practice Updates

Three persons who tested positive for coronavirus in Kerala now stable

15th February 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New Delhi: One of the three medical students, who had tested positive for novel coronavirus infection and were treated at a hospital in Kerala, has been discharged after recovery, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday... Read more »

FDA Approves New Drug for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation in Adults

15th February 2020 Gastroenterology Pharmacists
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved lactitol, an osmotic laxative indicated for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation in adults. The recommended daily dosage of lactitol is 20 grams (mixed with 4 to 8 ounces of water, juice, coffee, tea,...Read more »  

Yoga Has Positive Effect on Depression

15th February 2020 Psychiatry Pharmacists
Yoga seems to improve mood through increased activity of an amino acid neurotransmitter that influences mood, anxiety, and sleep, suggests a small randomized trial. Investigators noted that yoga was associated with improved mood and increased levels of gamma aminobutyric acid.... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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

15th February 2020
Threatening any person, i.e. criminal intimidation, is a criminal offence under Section 503 of the Indian Penal Code and the same is punishable under Section 506 of the Indian Penal Code. If any person threatens the doctor,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

But it certainly cured

15th February 2020
A guy is walking up to a doctor’s office when a nun comes running out screaming and crying.
The guy walks in and says, "Doc, what’s with the nun?"...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Do women have more headaches than men?

15th February 2020
A. No, they get equal numbers.
B. Yes, but not that many more.
C. Yes, and the headaches are more severe...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Seven Behaviors Cut Heart Deaths

15th February 2020
Seven heart-healthy behaviors can reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease. In a prospective study, by Enrique Artero, PhD, of the University of South Carolina, and colleagues, published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings,... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: Why do we light a lamp during pooja?

15th February 2020
Prayer
|| Deepajyothi parabrahma Deepa Jyotir Janaardanah Deepo harati paapaani Sandhyaa deepa namostute ||...Read more »

Inspirational: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

15th February 2020
One day an expert in time management was speaking to a group of students and, to drive home a point, used an illustration those students will never forget. As he stood in front of the group of high–powered overachievers, he said,... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

First batch of medical supplies ready to be sent to China

The external affairs ministry is working in tandem with the ministry of health and family welfare and the Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP) to ensure that medical supplies are dispatched to China this week. Medical supplies such as gloves,...Read more »
 

Survey

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 »  

Medbytes

From Other Newsletter

Orthopedic

Orthopedics

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 »

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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