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Lock down not the correct method: 9.6% trapped on the ship acquire COVID-19

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
18th February 2020
17th Feb: 70 new cases on board the cruise ship in Japan. Nearly 1 out of 10 passengers and crew (9.6%) have tested positive for the virus so far (355 cases out of 3,711 passengers and crew). The 952-foot cruise ship carries the highest infection rate of the coronavirus anywhere in the world. China has imposed... Read more »

COVID-19: China announces drop in new cases for fourth straight day

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
18th February 2020
CMAAO Update 16th February on COVID-19
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 comorbidity); affects all ages but predominantly males (56%) with median age 59 years (2-74 years, less in children below 15);... Read more »

News From All Specialities

‘This is a time for facts, not fear,’ says WHO chief as COVID-19 cases rise

18th February 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday cautioned against panic over COVID-19. He further urged governments to enhance efforts to prepare for the virus, and said, “it’s impossible to predict which direction this epidemic will take.” ... Read more »
Practice Updates

Coronavirus: First death outside Asia reported in France

18th February 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The first death from coronavirus outside Asia was reported in France, where an 80-year-old Chinese tourist succumbed to the disease. French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said on Saturday that the victim had come from China's Hubei province and died on Friday,...Read more »
Practice Updates

Getting plenty of exercise linked with lower risk of kidney disease

18th February 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
People who get plenty of physical activity may have lesser odds, than their more sedentary peers, of developing chronic kidney disease, suggests a recent study. Investigators assessed nearly 200,000 Taiwanese adults without kidney disease for up to 18 years... Read more »

Walking 10,000 steps a day not enough to prevent weight gain, says study

18th February 2020Diabetes and Endocrinology Pharmacists
No amount of walking can prevent weight gain by itself, according to a study published in the Journal of Obesity. The study suggests that the widely practiced standard of pacing 10,000 steps a day to lose weight may not be solely effective...Read more »  

Pembrolizumab-enfortumab vedotin-ejfv combo promising in advanced bladder cancer

18th February 2020 Oncology Pharmacists
Patients with cisplatin-ineligible advanced bladder cancer were found to achieve durable objective responses with the combination of pembrolizumab and a newly approved antibody-drug conjugate (ADC), revealed new data from a phase I trial... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can doctor be held liable for not rendering a service or facility, which is not available in the hospital?

18th February 2020
The doctor cannot be held liable for not rendering a facility, which was not available in the hospital. If the hospital knowingly fails to provide some amenities that are fundamental for the patients, then it would certainly amount to medical malpractice;...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Bank name

18th February 2020
Mother decided that 10-year-old Cathy should get something 'practical' for her birthday. "Suppose we open a savings account for you?" mother suggested. Cathy was delighted. "It's your account, darling," mother said as they arrived at the bank, "so you fill out the application."..Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which of these names does NOT refer to syphilis?

18th February 2020
1) Spanish disease
2) Polish disease
3) American disease...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Fever in children

18th February 2020
• Do not ignore fever in children.
• Fever with cough and cold means viral sore throat.
• Fever with chills and rigor may be due to malaria... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why do we not offer Vanaspati Ghee at the time of cremation or worship?

18th February 2020
Vanaspati Ghee is never offered to God at the time of Aarti in the Diya or to the dead body at the time of cremation. Only pure ghee is offered. It is considered a bad omen to offer Vanaspati ghee at the time of the cremation ritual even though the consciousness has left the body...Read more »

Inspirational: The Bird Feeder

18th February 2020
Last fall I hung outside my window a bird feeder. Now not knowing the first thing about wild birds, I assumed that as soon as I hung this bird feeder outside, a multitude of beautiful birds would be swooping to my new addition. Days, weeks and months went by;.. Read more »

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These are early symptoms of deadly China virus

Scientists have identified a pattern of symptoms associated with the Novel Coronavirus, now dubbed as COVID-19, and the most common symptom is fever. New York, Scientists have identified a pattern of symptoms associated with the Novel Coronavirus, now dubbed as COVID-19, and the most common symptom is fever...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 »  


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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