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Speak softly and maintain a social distance from people who talk face to face, sing, shout or do breathing exercises

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
17th March 2020
Latest studies and a large coronavirus outbreak in Massachusetts question the spread of novel coronavirus. As of now, it is known that the virus spreads primarily by people who have symptoms, such as fever, cough or difficulty in breathing. However, it appears that a Massachusetts coronavirus cluster with at least 82 cases was initiated by people who were not showing symptoms at that moment... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

Should we allow all below 40 to get the infection as a part of herd immunity plan

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
17th March 2020
(‘herd immunity’ coronavirus plan is not scientific)
The suggestion of herd immunity is based on the hypothesis that if 50 % of people ( all less than 40 years with least mortality) are infected, epidemic can not only be contained but the probable chances of another wave of infection can be prevented. However, vulnerable people should not be exposed to Covid-19 right now in the service of a hypothetical future... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

COVID deaths will cross 7000

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
17th March 2020
India - States 14, Total cases 110, Serious Zero, Death 2, Community spread zero; Super spreader Zero; Men more than women;
ICMR - Testing across 52 labs (ICMR-National Institute of Virology, Pune is the apex laboratory for reconfirmation of any positive samples);... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO, UN Foundation and partners launch COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

17th March 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
A new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Solidarity Response Fund has been launched that aims to raise money from several donors to support the work of the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners to help countries in their response to the... Read more »
Practice Updates

UN chief calls for ‘prudence, not panic’

17th March 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pharmacists
In a video message recorded on Friday, UN chief António Guterres assures the world that the COVID-19 virus will peak, and the global economy will recover; however, until that time, “we must act together to slow the spread of the virus and look after each other”. He further stated, “this is a time for prudence, not panic. Science, not stigma... Read more »
Practice Updates

Europe now epicenter of coronavirus: WHO

17th March 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pharmacists
Europe has now become the epicenter of the global coronavirus pandemic, said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization, on Friday. His statement came after several countries in Europe reported steep increase in the number of infections and deaths. Spain is the worst affected after Italy...Read more »

Risk Factors for Death from COVID-19 Identified

17th March 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The first study that looked into the risk factors associated with death among adults hospitalized with COVID-19 has revealed that the patients who did not survive hospitalization in Wuhan were more likely to be older, have comorbidities, and elevated D-dimer level...Read more »

Apixaban Seems Safer than Rivaroxaban in AF

17th March 2020Cardiology Pharmacists
Apixaban may be safer and more effective than rivaroxaban for treating nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF), reports a new observational study. One of the largest studies to compare the two drugs till today has found that in routine care, rates of ischemic stroke or systemic embolism and bleeding were lower for adults... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a patient seek redressal for grievances regarding treatment received?

17th March 2020
Yes, a patient who suffers from the negligent act of the doctors can seek remedy under various laws: 1. Compensatory action - Complaint against doctors, staff or hospital, whether private or government hospitals, who committed negligence seeking monetary compensation before -...Read more »

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Medical terms

17th March 2020
Artery – Study of painting
Bacteria – Back door of cafeteria
Bowel – Letter like A.E.I.O.U...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Counseling and health and occupational screening require which of the following teledermatology tools?

17th March 2020
a. Videoconference
b. Mobile teledermatology
c. Store and forward teledermatology...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Seven common causes of forgetfulness

17th March 2020
1. Lack of sleep is the most common cause. Too little restful sleep can also lead to mood changes and anxiety, which in turn can contribute to memory impairment. 2. Many drugs can affect memory, which includes tranquilizers, antidepressants, blood pressure drugs and anti-allergic drugs... Read more »

eSpiritual: What is the importance of silence?

17th March 2020
True silence is the silence between the thoughts and represents the true self, consciousness or the soul. It is a web of energized information ready to take all, provided there is a right intent. Meditation is the process of achieving silence. Observing silence is another way of deriving benefits of meditation...Read more »

Inspirational: Do not be jealous

17th March 2020
We all must have experienced how jealousy can disturb the peace of mind. You might work harder than your colleagues in the office, but sometimes they get promotions, and you do not. You started a business several years ago, but you are not as successful as your neighbor whose business is only one year old... Read more »

Medical Voice

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Sharing data of coronavirus on daily basis has created panic in country: IMA

Amid rising cases of novel coronavirus in the country, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has said sharing data of infected people on a daily basis with the public has created panic across the country. Amid rising cases of novel coronavirus in the country,...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?
Very confident
Moderately confident...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

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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