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Safe disposal of used face masks is essential to prevent spread of Covid-19 virus

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
15th March 2020
The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases across India is now 75, as per the Health Ministry website. India also recorded its first death due to corona virus after a 76-year-old man passed away in Karnataka. He had tested positive for Covid-19.
Persons with lower respiratory tract infections are the source of infection of Covid-19. The virus spreads mainly through large droplets that are produced when an infected person sneezes or coughs. ... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

COVID 19 Medtalks of 127 countries

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
15th March 2020
Confirmed Cases and Deaths by Country, Territory, or Conveyance
The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 127 countries and territories around the world and 1 international conveyance (the Diamond Princess cruise ship harbored in Yokohama, Japan). The day is reset after midnight GMT+0.
Clinic develops COVID-19 detection test The Indian Council of Medical Research has isolated the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) from 11 patients... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Countries urged to fight ‘controllable’ coronavirus pandemic

15th March 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
With the COVID-19 outbreak now a pandemic, countries must not slow down on the efforts to fight its spread, said the head of the World Health Organization (WHO). He said, “Let me be clear: describing this as a pandemic does not mean that countries should give up. On the contrary, we have to double-down”.... Read more »
Practice Updates

Follow-up of last Ebola contacts comes to an end

15th March 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The observation period of the last people to have come in contact with an Ebola patient in the Democratic Republic of Congo has come to an end. This marks another significant step in the efforts to end the outbreak... Read more »
Practice Updates

China's Wuhan sees single-digit new coronavirus cases for second day

15th March 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pharmacists
China’s Wuhan city, the epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak, reported five new cases on Friday. This is the second day in a row that the tally has been less than 10. No locally transmitted infections were reported in the rest of the country. The National Health Commission said that China’s coronavirus epidemic had passed its peak...Read more »

Keep BP below 130/80 in lupus

15th March 2020Cardiology Public Health
According to a new research, blood pressure should be maintained below 130/80 mmHg in patients with lupus to decrease the odds of atherosclerotic vascular events. In the study, those with adjusted mean blood pressure in the range of 130-139/80-89 mmHg during the first 2 years after enrolment...Read more »

Stress-Related Disorders Linked to Future Neurodegenerative Disease

15th March 2020Psychiatry Neurology
Stress-related disorders have been linked with a heightened risk of neurodegenerative disease later in life in a large observational study. The link between stress-related disorders and increased risk of neurodegenerative diseases was stronger for neurodegenerative diseases with a primary vascular component,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can an institution run by a physician be advertised? Should you advertise your medical practice?

15th March 2020
Regulation 7.12 of the MCI Code of Ethics Regulations has laid down guidelines in this regard as follows: “An institution run by a physician for a particular purpose such as a maternity home, nursing home, private hospital, rehabilitation centre...Read more »

eMedi Humor


15th March 2020
A thriving baseball club is one of the features of a boy’s organization connected with a prominent church. The team was recently challenged by a rival club. The pastor gave a special contribution of five dollars to the captain, with the direction that the money should be used to buy bats, balls, gloves,...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The nurse is conducting an examination of a 6-month-old baby. During the examination, the nurse should be able to elicit which reflex?

15th March 2020
a. Babinski’s
b. Startle...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Hands-only CPR Guidelines

15th March 2020
• Bystanders should start compression-only CPR 10.
• Chest compression should be done at the rate of 100-120 per minute (updated from “at least” 100 per minute).
• Compression depth should be 2-2.5 inches (upper limit added) but... Read more »

eSpiritual: The Vedic meaning of Mahamritunjaya Mantra and the Gayatri Mantra

15th March 2020
Any activity should always engage the 3 H model of Heart, the Head and the Hand. The same has been advocated by western scholars of today. The concept is that while doing any work, you should ask the head for choices and then refer ...Read more »

Inspirational: Law of the Seed

15th March 2020
Look at an apple tree. There might be four or five hundred apples on the tree, each with about ten seeds. Isn’t that a lot of seeds! "Why would you need so many seeds to grow just a few more trees?" Nature has something to teach us here. It's telling us: "Most seeds never grow. So if you want to make something happen,... Read more »

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Qiagen boosting production of chemical needed to test for coronavirus

The company said extraordinary demand was "challenging" its capacity to supply RNA extraction kits used for some coronavirus testing German molecular testing company Qiagen said on Wednesday it was ramping up production of a chemical used in some coronavirus tests,...Read more »  


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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 »  
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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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Protective effects of resveratrol in osteoporosis

Resveratrol is a stilbene found in red grapes. It has often been shown to have a protective role in osteoporosis. Several studies have shown the beneficial effects of resveratrol. An in vivo study demonstrated that resveratrol significantly increased bone mineral density (BMD) and femoral porosity in osteoporotic experimental models... 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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