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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 101 Why Do Countries' COVID-19 Death Rates Vary So Much?

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI, Past National President IMA, Chief Editor Medtalks
20th May 2020
Why Do Countries' COVID-19 Death Rates Vary So Much? : European countries have the highest infection and death rates, while Asian countries have considerably lower rates, and Canada falls between Asia and the U.S. Infected people in the U.S. are 500 times more likely to die in comparison with Singapore; the data is too serious to be ignored... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 18th May: Living with COVID 1.0: End Fear Pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
20th May 2020
212 Countries affected, Crosses 4.89 M, Nearly 89K cases and 4K deaths per day
Minimum Likely Deaths 326840. Total cases to cross 5 M by 21st May
President Trump is taking hydroxychloroquine, Moderna said that the first coronavirus vaccine to be tested in people appeared to be safe and is able to stimulate an immune response against the virus... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

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Nutrition impact symptoms are related to malnutrition and quality of life in patients with chronic liver disease

20th May 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Patients with chronic liver disease are often faced with symptoms that affect their ability to eat. These symptoms have implications on their weight and nutritional status,... Read more »

Derma Update

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Safety and efficacy tretinoin 0.05% lotion in moderate to severe acne vulgaris in adult females

20th May 2020 Dermatology
A tretinoin 0.05% lotion formulation has shown to be effective and well-tolerated, especially in adult female acne patients. Patients with more severe disease might show clinically significant improvement with... Read more »

News From All Specialities

UN chief again calls for COVID-19 solidarity, WHO warns ‘majority’ of world still at risk

20th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
A combined effort by all countries is needed to handle the COVID-19 pandemic, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, as World Health Organization (WHO) head, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, insisted that a large proportion of the world’s population remains susceptible to the virus... Read more »
Practice Updates

Coronavirus vaccine from Moderna appears safe, promising in data from eight people

20th May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Moderna Inc’s (MRNA.O) experimental COVID-19 vaccine produced protective antibodies in a small group of healthy volunteers, reported early data released by the company on Monday. This is the first COVID-19 vaccine to be tested in the United States... Read more »
Practice Updates

India's COVID-19 ratio lowest in world, says Govt

20th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
New Delhi: India has about 7.1 cases per lakh population compared to the world average of 60 cases per lakh population, said the Union Health Ministry on Monday. In a statement, the Union Health Ministry said "in terms of confirmed cases per lakh population,...Read more »

Is it Time to Switch From TSH to T4 for Assessment of Thyroid Function?

20th May 2020 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
When it comes to assessment of thyroid function, thyroid hormone levels, particularly free thyroxine (FT4) levels, consistently show more robust associations with a range of clinical conditions compared to the standard measure of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH),...Read more »
Practice Updates

Steroids, But Not Anti-TNF, Linked to Severe COVID-19 in IBD Patients

20th May 2020Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Increasing age, comorbidities, and corticosteroids as well as other anti-inflammatories seem to be correlated with severe COVID-19 infection in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients, but tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonists appeared not to be linked to severe COVID-19,...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

If the doctor waives off his fees, will he still be held liable for medical negligence?

20th May 2020
Waiving off fee does not take away the responsibility of the doctor. If the doctor has not charged his fees but has committed medical negligence or does not treat his patient properly, then also the doctor shall be liable to pay compensation to the patient and/or patient’s relatives for the same...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Price you pay for being Good

20th May 2020
Three men were waiting to go to heaven. St Peter was at the gate and said, "However good you were to your wife that is the vehicle you will get in heaven". The first guy comes up to the gate and says, "I never, ever cheated on my wife and I love her". So St. Peter gives him a Rolls Royce...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A vitreous aspirate has been collected in an emergency at 9 pm. What advice would you like to give to the staff on duty regarding the overnight storage of the sample?

20th May 2020
1. The sample should be kept at 4°C.
2. The sample should be incubated at 37°C...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Tips for preventing back and spine problems

20th May 2020
Get moving. Physical activity helps in keeping the joints fluid. A person who is not physically active is more susceptible to back problems.
Eat healthy. If you maintain good eating habits, you not only will maintain a healthy weight, but you also will not put unnecessary stress on your body... Read more »

eSpiritual: Do Your Duty with Discipline and Devotion

20th May 2020
“Vasudhaiva kutumbakam” (the whole world is one family) and “Ekam Sat Viprah Bahudavanti” (truth is one but the wise call it by various names) are two basic statements, which come from the ancient Rig Veda and form the fundamentals of Vedic philosophy...Read more »

Inspirational: Soar like an Eagle

20th May 2020
Are you aware of the fact that an eagle knows when a storm is approaching long before it breaks? The eagle tends to fly to some high spot and wait for the winds to come. As the storm hits, it sets its wings and the wind picks the eagle up and lifts it above the storm. As the storm rages below, the eagle soars above it...Read more »

Medical Voice

NIV test can trace Covid-19 antibody just days after infection

20th May 2020
PUNE: The blood test based on enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (or Elisa), recently developed by the Indian Council of Medical Research-National Institute of Virology (ICMR-NIV) in Pune, can pick up the antibody capable of neutralizing SARS-CoV-2 virus in as little as seven to 14 days of Covid-19 infection...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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