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CMAAO IMA Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 100: Corona Seriousness

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAO, HCFI, Past National President IMA, Chief Editor Medtalks
19th May 2020
(With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev)
868: Even serious can recover: A WUHAN study found that survivors recovered after an array of complications: 42% had sepsis, 36% had respiratory failure, 12% had heart failure, and 7% had blood clotting problems... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

World Covid Meter 18th May: Living with COVID 1.0: End Fear of Pandemic

DDr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
19th May 2020
(With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev)
212 Countries affected, Crosses 4.80 M, Nearly 95K cases and 4-5K deaths per day.
Minimum Likely Deaths: 323393. Total cases to cross 5 M by 21st May. Lockdown in north-eastern China - A new virus cluster in Jilin, another in Shulan, 8,000 people in quarantine. Beijing health authorities said it was no longer necessary to wear masks outdoors... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Cichorium intybus and Solanum nigrum reduce raised liver enzymes and improve conditions associated with hepatobiliary diseases

19th May 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Hepatobiliary diseases pose a major health problem with high cost burden. Cichorium intybus Linn. and Solanum nigrum Linn. have been traditionally used as components of several polyherbal formulations... Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

A systematic review of essential oils as topical treatment agents in acne

19th May 2020 Dermatology
A study was summarized with the evidence on the efficacy and safety of essential oils (EOs) in the treatment of topical infections. A systematic review of clinical trials conducted and reported in accordance with the Preferred Reporting... Read more »

News From All Specialities

World Health Organization must be sufficiently funded: Physician leaders

19th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Physician leaders from across the world have urged all governments to continue providing sufficient funds to the World Health Organization. Global physician organizations from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe issued a strong warning that to hold back funds... Read more »
Practice Updates

India among 62 nations seeking inquiry into WHO's COVID-19 response

19th May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Overall, 62 countries, including India, have supported a joint effort by Australia and European Union, demanding an independent inquiry into the WHO's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a draft resolution proposed for 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) meeting... Read more »
Practice Updates

Seven new coronavirus infections in China

19th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
China reported seven new confirmed coronavirus cases for May 17, rising from five a day earlier, stated the country’s health authority on Monday. Of the new cases, the northeastern province of Jilin, which is in a partial lockdown due to a rise in infections, has reported two confirmed cases...Read more »

Quitting Smoking 2 Years Prior to Lung Cancer Diagnosis May Improve Survival

19th May 2020 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
Quitting smoking before a lung cancer diagnosis has been found to be associated with a survival benefit, even among patients who recently stopped smoking, suggested the results of a pooled analysis. The overall survival advantage was significant irrespective of how long ago patients last smoked,...Read more »
Practice Updates

Largest Study to Date Links Glucose Control to COVID-19 Outcomes

19th May 2020Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The largest study to date of hospitalized patients with pre-existing type 2 diabetes has re-affirmed the strong link between glucose control and COVID-19 outcomes. The retrospective, multicenter study, from 7337 hospitalized patients with COVID-19, published online in Cell Metabolism,...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Are all consent given for medical treatment valid?

19th May 2020
According to Section 10 of the Indian Contract Act, 1872, an agreement is a contract when it is made for some consideration, between parties who are competent, with their free consent and for a lawful object. Thus, for the purpose of entering into a contract, free consent is one of the essential...Read more »

eMedi Humor

No Exit

19th May 2020
A person checks into a hotel for the first time in his life, and goes up to his room. Five minutes later he calls the desk and says, "You've given me a room with no exit. How do I leave?" The desk clerk says, "Sir, that's absurd. Have you looked for the door?"...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which of the following is not a post transcriptional modification of RNA?

19th May 2020
1. Splicing.
2.5' Capping.
3. 3' polyadenylation...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Don’t start if you do not drink; if you cannot stop, limit your intake

19th May 2020
• The definition of a standard drink differs in countries: US 14-15 gm alcohol equivalent to 12 oz beer, 5 oz wine and 1.5 oz 80 proof liquor; UK 8 gm alcohol; Japan 19.75 gm alcohol and India 10 gm alcohol.
• A standard drink usually means a US drink. ... Read more »

eSpiritual: The Science behind Training and Development

19th May 2020
Training in any field requires gaining knowledge, skills and positive mental attitude towards the object of learning. Knowledge is everything about what and why. In Yoga, it correlates with the Gyan (Gnana) Marg. Skill is all about how to do it and correlates with Karma Marg...Read more »

Inspirational: Look Fear in the Face

19th May 2020
Look fear in the face. Be brave and bold. Don't be scared of the unknown. Accept your own wrongdoings as an opportunity to search deep within your soul. This way, you can't blame others for your problems. Be strong and admit defeat. Stand tall with dignity and pride...Read more »

Medical Voice

Screen COVID-19 patients for blood clotting abnormalities: Study

19th May 2020
New York: Saying that critically ill COVID-19 patients may be at high risk for developing renal failure, venous blood clots, and other complications associated with blood clots, such as stroke, researchers have emphasised on the need for early screening...Read more »


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Exercise and Nutritional Intervention for Adults with Sarcopenic Obesitys

People with sarcopenic obesity (SO) have both low muscle mass, i.e., sarcopenia, and high body fat, i.e., obesity. These individuals are at a greater risk of metabolic diseases and physical disability when compared with people with sarcopenia or obesity alone... 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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