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Corona Med Talks Around the Globe - 29th February 2020

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
1st March 2020
(Reproduced from JAMA) - 1. The virus, which spread from a single city to a whole country in only 30 days, has 2.3% overall.
2. The age distribution shows that most of the cases (87%) occurred in patients aged 30-79 years, while 10% were in patients 29 years and younger and 3%... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

COVID-19 potential pandemic in 30 days

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI AND Past National President IMA
1st March 2020
CMAAO Update on COVID-19 - 29th February
Update: 60 countries affected, 85,205 cases, 2923 deaths, 39,448 recovered, 42,835 currently infected patients, 35,018 (82%) in mild condition, 7816 (18%) serious or critical cases, likely deaths (2923 + 7816 x15 =1172) = 4093 with the present trend and available treatment, New cases 2092 (China 428), Deaths 65 (China 47)... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Joint Statement on Tourism and COVID-19 - UNWTO and WHO Call for Coordination

1st March 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
With the current outbreak of COVID-19 continuing to spread across the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) work together to guide the travel and tourism sectors’ response to the disease... Read more »
Practice Updates

Lowest new daily coronavirus infections in mainland China, if Hubei excluded

1st March 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Mainland China, excluding Hubei province, has reported four new cases of infection on Friday. This is the lowest since January. Hubei reported 423 new confirmed cases on Friday, up from 318 a day earlier. The overall number of new infections on Friday in mainland China moved to 427,...Read more »
Practice Updates

Coronavirus: Global virus risk raised to maximum level

1st March 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The World Health Organization on Friday raised its global risk assessment of COVID-19 to its highest level as the epidemic spread to sub-Saharan Africa. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that the risk has been raised to "very high" owing to the continued rise in cases and the number of new countries affected recently.... Read more »

FDA Approves First Orally Disintegrating CGRP for Migraine Relief

1st March 2020Pharmacists Neurology
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given approval to rimegepant, the first calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor antagonist, available in a fast-acting orally disintegrating formulation for the acute treatment of migraine in adults. In a trial, a single 75-mg dose of rimegepant has been found to yield rapid migraine...Read more »

Positive Effects of Meditation Seen on Brain Imaging

1st March 2020RadiologyPharmacists
Reductions in perceived stress and anxiety after transcendental meditation (TM) have been associated with functional changes in key regions of the brain, reported the first study investigating the effects of the practice on the brain with the help of resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a doctor disclose his patient’s information to the relatives?

1st March 2020
As per Medical Council of India Code of Medical Ethics Clause 7.14, “The registered medical practitioner shall not disclose the secrets of a patient that have been learnt in the exercise of his/her profession except - i. in a court of law under orders of the Presiding Judge;...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Is there another keyboard?

1st March 2020
Customer: My keyboard is not working anymore.
Tech support: Are you sure it’s plugged into the computer?
Customer: No. I can’t get behind the computer...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Interscalene approach to brachial plexus block does not provide optimal surgical anesthesia in the area of distribution of which of the following nerves:

1st March 2020
1. Musculocutaneous.
2. Ulnar ...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Honey excellent for cough

1st March 2020
A spoonful of honey can relieve night time cough in children and help them sleep better. In comparison with the cough syrup ingredient dextromethorphan or no treatment, honey seems better. According to a study published in the Archives of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, the results are so strong that we can easily say that honey... Read more »

eSpiritual: How to remove negative thoughts

1st March 2020
Darkness is the absence of light and similarly, negative thoughts are absence of positive thoughts. The answer to negative thoughts is to bring back positive thoughts. An idle mind is the devil’s workshop and so, will always think negative. Here are some ways by which you can get rid your negative thoughts:...Read more »

Inspirational: Going the Extra Mile

1st March 2020
A 20-year-old had just finished his first degree and asked for his father’s advice on how to approach the world of work. He had a long and distinguished career in the Army and had become commander–in–chief. He was a soldier’s soldier and his men adored him. He was strict and firm, but was very friendly... Read more »

Medical Voice

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Coronavirus outbreak: Drug pricing regulator asks companies to give information on price, inventory

The government has been examining the impact of the shutdown in China on the pharmaceutical sector in India. The DoP has also asked the country’s drug regulatory authority, Central Drugs Standard Control Organization,...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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