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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 113: Home Isolation

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
1st June 2020
(With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev)
931: How long does it take to get sick? The “incubation period” is the time from exposure to the virus and the onset of symptoms. For COVID-19, the incubation period ranges from 1 to 14 days. But most people who develop symptoms usually do so 4 to 6 days after exposure. 932: How long are you infectious? The infectious period is the time one can spread the virus to someone else. For COVID-19,... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

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Non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases in patients with COVID-19

1st June 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Liver injury is increasingly being observed in patients with COVID-19, with an incidence ranging from 14-53%. A recent study by Ji et al evaluated the liver injury patterns and implication of non-alcoholic fatty... Read more »

Derma Update

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Skin autoflora's pathogenic properties affect the pathological process in patients with atopic dermatitis

1st June 2020 Dermatology
The development of atopic dermatitis (AD) is generally associated with the occurrence of pathogenic microflora in the biotope of the skin against the background of acute immunological disorders... Read more »

News From All Specialities

International community supports open research and science to fight COVID-19

1st June 2020 Business and Medicine Public Health
Thirty countries and several international partners and institutions have come forward to support the COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP). This is an initiative that aims to make vaccines, tests, treatments and other health technologies to tackle COVID-19 accessible to all... Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA Approves New Combination Product to Treat Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Associated with Fibroids

1st June 2020 Internal Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Oriahnn - an estrogen and progestin combination product consisting of elagolix, estradiol and norethindrone acetate - capsules, co-packaged for oral use, for the management of heavy menstrual bleeding associated with uterine leiomyomas in premenopausal women... Read more »
Practice Updates

ICMR writes to WHO, disagrees with HCQ assessment

1st June 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry has expressed reservations about the World Health Organization's (WHO) advisory to suspend hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) usage in treating COVID-19 patients. The ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) has also written to the WHO citing...Read more »

Social Distancing Flattened the Curve, Suggest Studies

1st June 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Studies suggest that social distancing flattened the COVID-19 curve. Cumulative hospitalizations in four states with stay-at-home orders were short of the projected exponential growth curves, Soumya Sen, PhD, of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and colleagues reported May 27...Read more »
Practice Updates

Air Quality Linked with MS Risk

1st June 2020 Neurology Pharmacists
An Italian study has revealed that individuals residing in areas with high air pollution levels had a significantly higher risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) compared to those living in areas with cleaner air, stated researchers....Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Legal principles applicable in cases of medical negligence

1st June 2020
“7. In order to appreciate the opinion of the NCDRC, it would be appropriate to lay down the legal principles which would apply in cases of medical negligence. 8. ‘Negligence’ has been defined in the Halsbury’s Laws of England, 4th Edn., Vol. 26 pp.17-18 and extracted in Kusum Sharma...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Tick Tock, Tick Tock

1st June 2020
Imagine there is a bank that credits your account in morning with Rs 86400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every rupee, of course! ...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Ptosis is a feature of all the following except:

1st June 2020
A. Myotonic dystrophy
B. Horner syndrome
C. CN III (Oculomotor) nerve palsy...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: How to answer and make calls on mobile phones

1st June 2020
• Say ‘hello’ and not “yes” when calling or answering calls. It’s hard and rude.
• Put the phone gently if you need to put the telephone down during the conversation. Hang up gently as well. The person at the other end may still be on the phone and sudden bang can be hurtful as well as rude... Read more »

eSpiritual: The Buddhist Description of a Disease: Desire, Hatred and Ignorance

1st June 2020
According to Buddhism, three negative emotions cause a disease and they are “ignorance, hatred and desire”. According to the Buddhism philosophy, physical sicknesses are classified into three main types -
• Disorders of the desire (Ayurvedic equivalent Vata imbalance):...Read more »

Inspirational: Steps to Happiness

1st June 2020
Everybody Knows: You can't be all things to all people. You can't do all things at once. You can't do all things equally well. You can't do all things better than everyone else. Your humanity is showing just like everyone else's. So: You have to find out who you are, and be that...Read more »


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Age-specific incidence of allergic and non-allergic asthma.

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