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India’s Vaccine Diplomacy

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, Past President IMA
1st February 2021
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
Reproduced from: India Legal https://www.indialegallive.com/column-news/india-vaccine-covid19-icmr/ published January 30, 2021
Even as many nations are battling the deadly pandemic, India, a world leader in health, has lent a helping hand by exporting vaccines to them. This diplomatic move could also help in medical tourism.
During the pandemic, India proved to the world that it has the best medical facility in comparison to most developed countries. India even reached out to supply Covid-19 medicines such as hydroxychloroquine and remdesivir,...Read more »
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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Around the globe

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
1st February 2021
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1331: A September 2020 review of immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) secondary to COVID-19 included 23 papers and 45 patients. The authors stated that over 70% of cases were noted in patients aged above 50 years and 75% had had moderate-to-severe COVID infections. The sample size of 45 is too small to provide a definite picture of what's happening in the overall population. (Medscape) 1332: China has started using a new method for the detection of coronavirus... Read more »
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Gender variations in liver diseases

1st February 2021Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Gender medicine emphases on the patho-physiological, clinical, prevention and treatment differences in diseases that are similarly presented in both men and women. The chief objective of gender medicine includes offering receives the best treatment possible based on scientific evidence for each individual man and woman... 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

1st February 2021 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Usual practices for the management of dry cough in India

1st February 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The main objective of the survey is to recognize the predominant practice pattern in the management of dry cough between the primary care physicians in clinical settings of India. A single visit, non-interventional, cross-sectional, interview based physician survey was conducted... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO calls for effective, fair use of COVID-19 vaccines

1st February 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
Considering the scarcity of COVID-19 vaccines, the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) urged governments to prioritize vaccination of healthcare workers and older persons, and also encouraged them to share surplus vaccine doses with other countries... Read more »

Federal transportation mask mandate issued by US CDC

1st February 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued an order that mandates wearing masks in all interstate transportation and at transit hubs, including airplanes, mass transit, taxis as well as trains, starting late Monday. The mask mandate will be effective from February 1 at 11:59 p.m. EST... Read more »

Active COVID-19 cases in India down to 1.71 lakh

1st February 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
Continuing with a downward trend, the number of active COVID-19 cases in India has come down to 1,71,686. This constitutes merely 1.60% of the total infections, stated the Union Health Ministry on Friday. The cumulative positivity rate in the country has declined to 5.50%. The COVID-19 caseload per million... Read more »

Do Babies Get enough Protection from Mother’s COVID Antibodies?

1st February 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
New research suggests that mothers with COVID-19 produced a strong antibody response; however, the antibody transfer across the placenta to the infants was less efficient than what was anticipated. A study conducted among pregnant women who had COVID-19 infection detected neutralizing activity... Read more »

Higher Dietary Fiber Intake Linked to Lower Depression Risk among Young Women

1st February 2021Pharmacists Psychiatry
Higher dietary fiber consumption may be linked with a reduced risk of depression among premenopausal women, suggests new research. Researchers looked into data obtained from nearly 6000 pre- and postmenopausal women. Among premenopausal women, dietary fiber intake was found to be higher among those who did not suffer... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a doctor or consultant be held liable for the negligence of his junior?

1st February 2021
Doctors have the duty to satisfy themselves that the persons to whom a task is given are qualified to carry out the same and/or have the required experience, knowledge and skill to discharge the duties delegated to them. Improper delegation would amount to negligence. In case of proper delegation,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Bank name

1st February 2021
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 the following is not a good approach to managing stress?

1st February 2021
A. Talking directly to the person who is causing the stress.
B. Giving yourself a treat, like comfort food or a cocktail.
C. Accepting that there are things beyond your control...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Preventing death due to hypothermia

1st February 2021
People can die of hypothermia. Imagine a situation when you come across two people lying in a JJ cluster area with no clothes early in the morning. One of them is shivering and the other one is not. The one who is shivering indicates that his body is trying to compensate with the low core body temperature... Read more »

eSpiritual: Direct all your energy towards the soul and not the ego

1st February 2021
The epic Mahabharata can also be understood as a science of inner Mahabharata that occurs in everybody’s mind. Lord Krishna symbolizes the consciousness and the five Pandavas, the five positive qualities of a person namely, righteousness (Yudhishthir), focus (Arjuna), power to fight injustice (Bheem),...Read more »

Inspirational: What's important now?

1st February 2021
Even if the day has a bad start, it can still be ended on a good note. Just because you have been unproductive doesn’t mean it has to continue that way. One must look back at the opportunities they have missed to draw a little inspiration. Look ahead to the opportunities that can be fulfilled now...Read more »


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