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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 67

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
21st April 2020
(With regular inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev)
Did Indian Government ask hospitals to stop functioning during lockdown : “As per Order No. F.51/DGHS/PH-IV/COVID-19/2020/M/prsecyhfw/2916-3015 dated 20.03.2020 {uploaded on Delhi Govt. Website http://www.health.delhigovt.nic.in/ (Coronavirus updated)}, all MSs/ Directors/ MDs/ HODs of Government of NCT of Delhi Hospitals were directed vide Point 17 to ensure that hospitals should suspend non-essential elective surgery... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 66

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
21st April 2020
(With regular inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev)
Is alcohol safe during pandemic : As per WHO, an increase of alcohol consumption can lead to health vulnerability, risk-taking behaviors, mental health issues and violence. Alcohol tends to compromise the immune system and heightens... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Hepatitis C Virus Antibody Screening in a Cohort of Pregnant Women.

21st April 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
A new study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology aimed to describe the prevalence of hepatitis C virus antibody, evaluate current risk factors associated with HCV antibody positivity and identify novel composite risk factors for the identification... Read more »

News From All Specialities

COVID-19: ‘Phased process’ for lifting restrictions is key, urges WHO chief

21st April 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The head of the World Health Organization (WHO), addressing a virtual meeting of the G20 leading global economies on Sunday, stated that while it was encouraging that some countries were planning to ease lockdowns against COVID-19, it was important that these measures are a phased process... Read more »
Practice Updates

Coronavirus death toll rises in the US

21st April 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The death toll from the novel coronavirus in the US increased to over 40,000 on Sunday, the highest in the world, and almost twice the number of deaths in the next highest country Italy, revealed a Reuters tally. The United States’ toll rose to 40,000 from 30,000 in four days... Read more »
Practice Updates

COVID-19 in India: Govt launches iGOT portal to train doctors, healthcare workers fight COVID-19

21st April 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
New Delhi: The government has instituted a special digital platform iGOT for training and capacity building of healthcare staff including doctors, nurses, paramedics, hygiene workers and technicians, intensifying the efforts to fight the coronavirus...Read more »

Normal Chest X-ray Doesn't Rule Out COVID-19

21st April 2020 Pulmonary MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
Patients presenting at urgent care centers with symptoms that call for suspicion of COVID-19 may have normal chest X-rays but may still be infected with SARS-CoV-2, suggested a study published online in the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine (JUCM)...Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA Approves New Drug for HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

21st April 2020 Oncology Pathology & Lab Medicine
The FDA has approved tucatinib for treating advanced, HER2-positive breast cancer patients who have received at least one prior therapy. The highly selective HER2-directed tyrosine kinase inhibitor, approved in combination with trastuzumab plus capecitabine,...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Are doctors supposed to share the pictures or video recording of surgery or any case notes other than the discharge summary with the patient or his relative?

21st April 2020
Yes, it is obligatory for doctors, hospitals to provide the copy of the case record or medical record and also share the pictures or video recording of surgery...Read more »

eMedi Humor

And the man said

21st April 2020
There was this man driving along in his car when he suddenly got a flat tire. When he pulled over, he was at the fence of a mental hospital. When he got out of the car one of the patients came to the fence and asked "Can I help you?" And the man said "No, I need to figure out how to make it home with only 2 lugs on this wheel." ..."Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Strong correlation with colorectal cancer is seen in:

21st April 2020
1. Peutz-Jegher's polyp.
2. Familial polyposis coli.
3. Juvenile polyposis...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Even children can have acidity

21st April 2020
Children with continuing recurrence of cough and croup could probably be suffering from stomach acid reflux. Croup, or ‘Kali Khansi’ as it is called in local parlance, is characterized by a loud cough, often sounding like the barking of a seal.... Read more »

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

21st April 2020
According to Buddhism, three negative emotions cause a disease and they are “ignorance, hatred and desire”. According to the Buddhist philosophy, physical sicknesses are classified into three main types -...Read more »

Inspirational: You can rise above reality

21st April 2020
Courage refers to the power to face difficulties. It originates from the reserves of your mind that are more powerful than any of the external circumstances. When you understand that you are bigger than your problems, you gain the courage to overcome anything...Read more »

Medical Voice

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Swine flu strategy to check coronavirus deaths in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: The state health department has adopted a swine flu-like strategy to check deaths due to Covid-19. According to experts, both the diseases have similar initial symptoms and the pattern of death is almost the same. So far, 19 people have lost their lives to coronavirus in the state. During the 2015 swine flu outbreak,...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?
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How does sleep duration affect the development of osteoporosis prevent against bone loss in osteoporosis

The American National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours of sleep per day for adults 18 years of age and older. There has been increasing amount of research into the association between osteoporosis and sleep... 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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