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Changes to Coronavirus Diagnostic Criteria Result in Confusion

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
21st February 2020
For the second time in over a week, China has changed its criteria for confirming coronavirus cases, thus resulting in a dramatic decrease in new infections. The new criteria exclude patients from Hubei Province, where cases are diagnosed using clinical methods, including CT scans and assessment of symptoms.... Read more »
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Over 21% may get infected with COVID-19 if you stay in close contact for two weeks

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
21st February 2020
20th Feb: Coronavirus continues to spread in China; however, it appears to be slowing. Authorities, on Wednesday, reported less than 2,000 new cases for the second straight day. Cases outside China continue to rise though. Soon after reporting... Read more »

Maximum cases in one day outside China: COVID-19

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAA), HCFI AND Past National President IMA
21st February 2020
CMAAO Update 20th February on COVID-19
Drop in new cases for 7th straight day, 21% on ship got infected, 20 cases on ship in serious condition, over 4000 likely deaths, 2 deaths in Iran, 1 death in Hong Kong, 150 new cases outside China... Read more »

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Forever with you by Dr. V Mohan Episode 1

In this episode of "Forever with You", Dr. V Mohan discusses the combination of glimepiride and metformin in T2DM Continuum Care"...Read more »

News From All Specialities

Landmark smoking excise bill in Ethiopia

21st February 2020 Business and Medicine Public Health
The Ethiopian Parliament has passed landmark legislation in order to curb smoking in the country. Ethiopia has introduced a mixed-excise system on cigarettes in accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO).... Read more »
Practice Updates

COVID-19 virus more contagious than SARS or MERS: Chinese CDC study

21st February 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
A comprehensive study of over 72,000 confirmed and suspected cases of the novel coronavirus, conducted by experts at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, has revealed that the novel coronavirus is more contagious in comparison with the related viruses which cause SARS and MERS...Read more »
Practice Updates

Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill Approved

21st February 2020 Obstetrics and Gynaecology Pharmacists
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill which proposes that a national registry and registration authority be created for all clinics and medical professionals serving in the field. The bill recommends strict punishment for those practicing... Read more »

Exposure to Cleaning Products May Harm Infants' Lungs

21st February 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Allergy & Immunology
Early exposure to household cleaning products could have adverse effects on young children, suggests a Canadian birth cohort study. Infants who were more frequently exposed to household cleaning products (frequent use reported by caregivers)...Read more »

Association between persistent antisocial behavior and brain structure

21st February 2020 Nephrology, Psychiatry
Individuals who exhibit antisocial behavior over a lifetime have been shown to have a thinner cortex and smaller surface area in key brain regions when compared with their counterparts who do not engage in antisocial behavior, suggests new research published online in Lancet Psychiatry... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can the consent be taken a few days before the procedure?

21st February 2020
Recall of informed consent is not affected by the timing of obtaining informed consent before any procedure. Evidence: A prospective, randomized study enrolled 60 patients scheduled for colonoscopy or esophagogastroduodenoscopy. All the patients received informed consent 24-72 hours...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Coffee Dilemma

21st February 2020
A man and his wife were having an argument about who should brew the coffee each morning. The wife said, "You should do it, because you get up first, and then we don’t have to wait for long to get our coffee". The husband said, "You are in charge of the cooking and you should do it,...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Atropine sulfate (Atropine) is contraindicated in all but one of the following client?

21st February 2020
a. A client with high blood pressure
b. A client with bowel obstruction
c. A client with glaucoma...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Tips to prevent a peptic ulcer

21st February 2020
a) Limit alcohol to no more than two drinks daily.
b) Stop smoking or chewing tobacco.
c) If you need to take painkillers, avoid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as naproxen, ibuprofen or aspirin... Read more »

eSpiritual: The Deeper Meaning of Lord Shiva

21st February 2020
Many of us are devout followers of Shiva. But, we worship Him without understanding the deeper meaning of Shiva. In Hindu mythology, Shiva is one of the three forms (trimurtis) of God, Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh, the Hindu Triumvirate...Read more »

Inspirational: Temper Control

21st February 2020
Once, there was a little boy with a bad temper. His father handed him a bag of nails and told him to hammer a nail into the fence every time he lost his temper. The first day, the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, he learned to control his anger, and the number of nails hammered daily gradually decreased... Read more »

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New coronavirus is 'preventable and treatable': China health official

Guo Yanhong, a hospital administration supervisor at the commission, made the remarks at a daily press conference, in which she also said the percentage of infected patients in virus epicentre Wuhan who are critically ill had dropped to 18% now from 38% at the beginning of the outbreak...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 »  


From Other Newsletter



Curcumin for aging skeletal muscles

A fall in muscle mass and function as the age increases is termed sarcopenia. The affected individual is unable to perform normal daily activities, which eventually affects the quality of life. Increased oxidative stress seems to be a significant factor behind the development of sarcopenia. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric,... 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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