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National Respiratory Infection Control Program

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
16th February 2020
Droplet precautions : Droplets are particles of respiratory secretions =5 microns that remain suspended in the air for limited periods. Exposure within three to six feet (one to two meters) of the source can transmit the infection. Droplet precautions are essential while caring for patients with suspected or confirmed infections with Neisseria meningitidis, Bordetella pertussis, influenza, parainfluenza,.. Read more »

Acts Applicable to COVID-19

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
16th February 2020
Indian Public Health system : India has a constitutional division of legislative responsibilities between the Central government and the States. Both the Central government and the State governments are constitutionally empowered to legislate on matters of public health. ... Read more »

CMAAO- IMA Update 15th February on COVID-19

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
16th February 2020
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Summary COVID-19 virus possibly behaves like SARS; causes mild illness in 82%, severe illness in 15%, critical illness in 3% and death in 2% cases (15% of admitted serious cases, 71% with co-morbidity); affects all ages but predominantly males... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Harms and benefits of evidence-based screening - New WHO report

16th February 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Health authorities have long known that various screening programs can improve public health. However, there is a lack of understanding of the potential harm and the costs of implementing effective screening programs, according to a new guide on screening from WHO/Europe.... Read more »
Practice Updates

Coronavirus: After first death, Japan pledges more containment effort

16th February 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Japan has vowed to intensify testing and efforts to contain the spread of the new coronavirus after suffering its first death and finding new cases, including a doctor and at least one taxi driver, in different parts of the country....Read more »
Practice Updates

Cervical cancer can be prevented with a single injection, says study

16th February 2020 Obstetrics and Gynaecology Pathology & Lab Medicine
A single dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can reduce the risk of developing cervical cancer by more than a third, suggests a new study published in the journal Cancer. The tests were conducted on nearly 1,33,082 women and girls, of which half had been immunized with one, two or three injections.... Read more »

Ketamine May Help in Alcoholism

16th February 2020 Psychiatry Neurology
More research suggests that a single infusion of ketamine combined with counseling may help alcohol-dependent patients control their drinking. A pilot study of 40 participants noted that those randomized to receive intravenous (IV) ketamine and outpatient motivational enhancement therapy (MET) exhibited greater abstinence...Read more »  

Treating Sleep Problems in Children with Autism

16th February 2020 Pediatrics Pharmacists
Identify whether sleep problems in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may be caused by medication or other medical conditions and if so, address these factors, suggest new recommendations from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). If insomnia and disrupted sleep seem more behavioral in nature,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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

16th February 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 or...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Under the wagon

16th February 2020
A farm boy accidentally overturned his wagonload of wheat on the road. The farmer that lived nearby came to investigate. "Hey, Willis," he called out, "forget your troubles for a while and come and have dinner with us. Then I’ll help you overturn the wagon."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The nerve commonly damaged during McBurney's incision is:

16th February 2020
1. Subcostal
2. Iliohypogastric
3. 11th thoracic...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Physical illness can trigger depression

16th February 2020
If you have depression, a thorough physical exam and careful medical history should be evaluated to pinpoint a physical source of the problem for an appropriate treatment. In individuals with depression, do not only look for what’s going on in the mind and brain,... Read more »

eSpiritual: Science behind Shiva, the Neelkanth

16th February 2020
The blue neck Shiva, called Neelkanth, symbolizes that one should neither take out the vices or negative emotions nor suppress them. Instead one should alter or modify them. The blue color, in mythology, symbolizes slow poison that includes attachments,...Read more »

Inspirational: Doctor’s service!

16th February 2020
A doctor quickly entered the hospital after being called in for an urgent surgery. He changed his clothes and went directly to the surgery block. He saw the boy’s father walking back and forth in the hall waiting for the doctor... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Why doctors are advocating holistic care for cancer patients during and post treatment?

A study published in Complementary therapies in clinical practice found that 51% of the 20,000 people in the sample study were found to use complementary therapies while undergoing cancer treatment. The World Health Organisation estimates...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



Curcumin for aging skeletal muscles

A fall in muscle mass and function as the age increases is termed sarcopenia. The affected individual is unable to perform normal daily activities, which eventually affects the quality of life. Increased oxidative stress seems to be a significant factor behind the development of sarcopenia. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric,... 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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