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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster - Loss of taste and smell may affect the senses even after patients recover

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
19th November 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1145: Loss of taste and smell may affect the senses even after patients recover, states The Washington Post. Patients who have recovered from COVID-19 complain that certain smells seem strange and certain foods taste awful. This is termed parosmia, a disorder that temporarily distorts odors and often makes them unpleasant. This may be more debilitating in some ways than loss of smell. Parosmia suggests that the sense of smell is returning. However, it may continue for an extended period of time and can also make certain foods intolerable....Read more »
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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: HCFI-CMAAO Eco Friendly Crackers

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
19th November 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1150: Round Table - Expert Group on Environment Zoom Meeting on “Green crackers”15th November, 2020, 12 noon-1pm.
Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee and President, Heart Care Foundation of India and CMAAO; Prof Meenakshi Dhote, Dept. of Environmental Planning, School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi; Dr SK Tyagi, Ex- Additional Director, Central Pollution Control Board; Dr Dipankar Saha, Ex- I/C Air Pollution Laboratory, Central Pollution Control Board; Sh Pradeep Khandelwal, Chief Engineer, East Delhi Municipal Corporation; Dr M Dwarkanath, Ex- Member Secretary, Puducherry Pollution Control Committee and Ex- Senior Scientific Officer, Department of Environment,... Read more »
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The complex interplay of liver disorders and blood glucose

19th November 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Type 2 diabetes is characterized by hyperglycaemia and dyslipidaemia caused by islet ß-cells which are unable to secrete adequate insulin in response to varying degrees of long-standing insulin resistance in genetically predisposed individuals. Insulin resistance is the pathophysiological hallmark of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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BPLTTC – Antihypertensive agents as risk modifiers for prevention of incident/recurrent CV events irrespective of baseline criteria: Placing amlodipine in context

19th November 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Role of Zinc in Inflammation and Infection

19th November 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Zinc is an essential micronutrient, involved in the regulation of the innate and adaptive immune responses. Malnutrition is the main cause of Zinc deficiency. Zinc is a multipurpose metal that is vital for the growth and function of all cells. The immune system is especially affected by the modification of zinc homeostasis... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Today is World Toilet Day

19th November 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
World Toilet Day aims to increase awareness of the more than 4 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation. The day is about taking action to deal with the global sanitation crisis and achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030... Read more »

WHO certification programme for trans fat elimination

19th November 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicineBusiness and Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced a certification programme for trans fat elimination that aims to recognize countries that have eliminated industrially produced trans-fatty acids (TFA) from their national food supplies. This first-ever certification programme will recognize countries for their efforts for eliminating... Read more »

US FDA Authorizes First COVID-19 Test for Self-Testing at Home

19th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the first COVID-19 diagnostic test for self-testing at home that yields rapid results. The All-In-One Test Kit is a molecular single use test aimed at detecting the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2... Read more »

Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine triggers quick immune response, says study

19th November 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Sinovac Biotech's SVA.O experimental COVID-19 vaccine ‘CoronaVac’ prompted a quick immune response, though the level of antibodies produced was lower in comparison with people who had recovered from the disease, suggested preliminary trial results. Although the early to mid-stage trials were not designed... Read more »

Daily COVID-19 recoveries continue to exceed daily cases in India

19th November 2020 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
New Delhi: India has recorded fewer than 50,000 daily new COVID-19 cases over the last ten days, said the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday. Thus far, over 12.65 crore tests have been conducted for detection of COVID-19, thus bringing down the cumulative positivity... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a registered medical practitioner compel or force his patient to purchase the drug / medicine from him only?

19th November 2020
No, the registered medical practitioner cannot compel or force his patient to purchase the drug/medicine from him only.
Though as per Item No. 5 of the Schedule K of the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 and Clause 6.3 of the Code of Medical Ethics,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Organized Crime

19th November 2020
No matter how much the government fights it, organized crime just seems to get more organized every day. The police pulled in a Mob kingpin recently and reminded him he had the right to make a phone call.
"Just fax the arrest report to my lawyer," the mobster said calmly...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

All the following are true regarding abscess of the spleen except:

19th November 2020
a) Majority of splenic abscesses result from hematogenous spread from other sites.
b) Both Gram positive and Gram negative organisms are responsible for abscess of spleen.
c) Splenomegaly is present in most of the patients...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Cough and Cold

19th November 2020
• Cough and cold are commonly seen in the winter season and should not be ignored.
• Throat pain without cough is usually bacterial in origin and calls for medical attention.
• Sore throat with cough is viral in origin and requires no antibiotics... Read more »

eSpiritual: Positive Attitudes

19th November 2020
All those who feel they are at their wits’ end and wonder how things don’t ever work out for them, can relax and dwell on all those failures that life has taken them through and turn failure into success.
1. Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure. It means you haven’t succeeded yet...Read more »

Inspirational: Let the mud settle down

19th November 2020
Once, while traveling, Buddha passed a lake. He asked his disciple to get him some water from that lake as he was thirsty. The disciple noticed some people washing clothes in the water. At that very moment, a bullock cart also crossed through the lake...Read more »


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