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CMAAO-IMA Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 96 - Vaccines

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI, Past National President IMA, Chief Editor Medtalks
15th May 2020
(With inputs from Dr N K Ganguly, Dr Rajan Sharma, Dr RV Asokan)
841: Coronavirus vaccines General : 1. Coronaviruses: Virus Spike protein, Envelope, Membrane, RNA, Nucleic
2. Difficulties: Virus behaves like HIV, causes immune inflammation, causes cytokine storm, causes thrombo-inflammatory reactions, brings down immunity and has latency... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

World COVID Meter 14th May: Living with COVID 1.0: End Social pandemic of fear before the medical pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
15th May 2020
212 Countries affected, Crosses 4.42 M, Nearly 90K cases and 5K deaths per day
Minimum Likely Deaths 301947, Deaths to Cross 300,000 today and total number 5 M by 21st May Wuhan re-testing 11M people in 10 days as 6 new cases surface; South Korea 100 new cases linked to night club;... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

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Role of an herbal formulation in the management of loss of appetite in children

15th May 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
Loss of appetite is commonly seen in children. Pharmacological agents, such as cyproheptadine, used to treat loss of appetite are associated with numerous adverse effects. An herbal formulation containing Caper Bush... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO Academy and the WHO Info mobile applications launched

15th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the launch of the WHO Academy app that will support health workers during COVID-19, and the WHO Info app designed to inform the general public. The WHO Academy has launched a mobile app aimed at enabling health workers... Read more »
Practice Updates

World has 'long way to go' in COVID-19 fight, says WHO expert

15th May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
World Health Organization’s expert has cautioned that there is still a long way to go to control the coronavirus pandemic, despite steps being taken in several countries to restart normal life. Dr Mike Ryan, the head of the WHO’s emergencies programme, stated that the risks from COVID-19... Read more »
Practice Updates

India to test four drugs for COVID-19

15th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
MUMBAI: India is set to initiate clinical trials to assess the effectiveness of four antiviral drugs against COVID-19 as part of the World Health Organization solidarity trial, in a fast tracked study. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has announced that potential antiviral agents,...Read more »

Multiple Sclerosis Linked to Increased Risk for Stroke, CVD, Death

15th May 2020Neurology Pharmacists
Multiple sclerosis (MS) has been found to be associated with an increased risk for acute coronary syndrome (ACS), stroke, and death in a new research. The study revealed that patients with MS had a 28% increased risk for ACS,...Read more »
Practice Updates

IL-17A Blockers Beneficial in Spine Disease

15th May 2020 Pharmacists Orthopedics
Inhibition of interleukin (IL)-17 seems to be an effective and safe option for the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis, reported a meta-analysis of six randomized clinical trials. Around 57.6% of patients receiving secukinumab or ixekizumab met the primary endpoint of a 20% improvement...Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Immunoglobulin E level could be an indicator for grading atopic dermatitis patients

15th May 2020 Dermatology
The most common inflammatory dermatoses in children and adults is atopic dermatitis (AD). This skin disorder is linked with significant worsening of the quality of life. Immunoglobulin E appears to be an acceptable indicator of the atopic dermatitis... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a doctor disclose his patient’s information to the relatives?

15th May 2020
As per Medical Council of India Code of Ethics Section Clause 7.14, “The registered medical practitioner shall not disclose the secrets of a patient that have been learnt in the exercise of his/her profession except”...Read more »

eMedi Humor

While I'm driving

15th May 2020
Traffic policeman: "Didn’t you hear my whistle, madam?"
Woman driver: "Yes, but I don’t like flirting while I'm driving."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

When should you have your first cholesterol screening?

15th May 2020
A. At age 10.
B. At age 20.
C. At age 35...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Five cholesterol-friendly foods

15th May 2020
1. Oats: It provides 1 to 2 grams of soluble fiber.
2. Beans: They are rich in soluble fiber. It also takes a while for the body to digest them.
3. Nuts: Two ounces of nuts a day can slightly decrease LDL,... Read more »

eSpiritual: The Spiritual Meaning of Lord Shiva

15th May 2020
Most of us worship Lord Shiva without understanding the deeper meaning behind him. In Hindu mythology, Shiva is one of the three forms of God (Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh). The Parmatama or spirit or GOD can be equated to a mixture of three forces representing Generator, ...Read more »

Inspirational: Don’t Give the Fish, teach them to catch it

15th May 2020
Today, I visited my bank in order to deposit a cheque for a due payment to a company. The procedure was quite simple but I thought of cross checking it with the teller so as to avoid cheque bouncing back. The teller seemed to be a fresh employee (appeared from the face look and the...Read more »

Medical Voice

A Pandemic benefit: The expansion of telemedicine

15th May 2020
Even if no other good for health care emerges from the coronavirus crisis, one development — the incorporation of telemedicine into routine medical care — promises to be transformative. Using technology that already exists and devices that most people have in their homes, medical practice over the internet can result in faster diagnoses and treatments,...Read more »


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Age-specific incidence of allergic and non-allergic asthma.

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Vitamin A intake linked with lower skin cancer risk: Study

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