Dr k k Aggarwal

CMAAO IMA HCFI COVID Myths Busters 20th March

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
21st March 2020
Ten seconds self-check for corona
Incorrect, a recent coronavirus "simple self-check test" has been going viral over social media is completely inaccurate as per medical experts. This post, developed probably on iPhone notes app, falsely claims that people can find out whether they have coronavirus simply by holding their breath for more than 10 seconds. If they can hold their breath without coughing, the test claims they don't have the virus... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

COVID MEDtalks around the globe 20 March

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
21st March 2020
For circulation in public interest
Confirmed Cases and Deaths by Country, Territory, or Conveyance

The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 179 countries and territories around the world and 1 international conveyance (the Diamond Princess cruise ship harbored in Yokohama, Japan). The day is reset after midnight GMT+0... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Shortage of masks for doctors in Washington

21st March 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Due to a global shortage of medical protective gear, doctors in Seattle have started making their own face masks out of sheets of plastic. The Associate Vice President of Providence St. Joseph Health said “We’re days away from running out of the equipment we need.We’re expecting more shipments later on but until then... Read more »
Practice Updates

Bacteria in parts of the body may be associated with type 2 diabetes

21st March 2020 Diabetes and Endocrinology Pathology & Lab Medicine
A clear difference has been found in the bacterial signature between individuals with diabetes and those without. The greatest amount of bacteria was reported in the liver and fatty material connecting the stomach and the colon.... Read more »
Practice Updates

Second wave of imported cases of coronavirus hits Asian nations

21st March 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
China, Singapore and South Korea are among the Asian countries that are facing a second wave of coronavirus, fuelled by people importing it from overseas. China confirmed no new domestic case on Wednesday for the first time since the initiation of the outbreak. However, it reported 34 new cases among people who returned to China...Read more »

WHO issues warning against taking ibuprofen for treating Covid-19

21st March 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The WHO suggests that use of ibuprofen for Covid-19 could worsen the disease. The taking of anti-inflammatories may be an aggravating factor. In case of fever, it is advised to take paracetamol. Although there is no cure for the virus currently,...Read more »

Brain cell that triggers tremor discovered while working with experimental models

21st March 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The researchers have discovered that Purkinje cell, a type of brain cell triggers tremor when its pattern of signalling to other neurons changes from a regular pattern to signalling in bursts. The findings of this study published in the journal eLife showed that the tremor stopped when the experimental models were treated... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

If the doctor waives off his fees, will he still be held liable for medical negligence and pay compensation to his patients?

21st March 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

Generation to Generation

21st March 2020
"Mummy, Mummy!" called Little Johnny one day. "Do you know the beautiful vase in the dining room that’s been handed down from generation to generation?"
"Yes", said his mother. "What about it?"...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Bacitracin acts on:

21st March 2020
1. Cell wall
2. Cell membrane.
3. Nucleic acid...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Sangat and smoking

21st March 2020
Sewa, Simran and Sangat are the three principles of life as per the most Vedic literature. Even Adi Shankaracharya described Sangat as the main force for living a spiritual life. Sangat is the company of people you live with. Living in the company of good people makes one good and the reverse is also true... Read more »

eSpiritual: Signs of Spiritual Awakening

21st March 2020
• More experiences of telepathy
• More experiences of reverse telepathy
• More spontaneous fulfillment of desires...Read more »

Inspirational Story: What kind of employee are you?

21st March 2020
Employee "A" in a company walked up to his manager and asked what my job is for the day? The manager took "A" to the bank of a river and asked him to cross the river and reach the other side of the bank. "A" completed this task successfully and reported back to the manager about the completion of the task assigned...Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

FDA urges virtual patient visits as coronavirus disrupts clinical trials

U.S.-based Iveric bio Inc delayed enrollment in a trial of its eye disease drug on Wednesday, two days after Provention Bio paused a study of its diabetes drug but allowed trial patients to complete their course...Read more »  


Medical voice

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 »  
Medical voice

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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Aquatic Therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a rare disorder known to cause progressive loss of motor abilities, for instance walking. Standard treatment for DMD includes physiotherapy. People with DMD are often unable to perform certain activities on the ground... 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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