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CMAAO Corona Facts and Myth Buster 102-- Pregnancy

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI, Past National President IMA, Chief Editor Medtalks
21st May 2020
888: Pregnancy and COVID-19
1. Pregnant women should follow the same recommendations as non-pregnant persons to avoid exposure to the COVID virus.
2. Pregnant health workers in the third trimester, especially those =36 weeks pregnant, must stop face-to-face contact with patients... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

World COVID Meter 20th May: Living with COVID 1.0: End Fear Pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
21st May 2020
212 Countries, To cross 5 M today, Nearly 94 K cases and 4.5 K deaths per day.
Minimum Likely Deaths 331702. Total cases to cross 5 M today. President Trump on hydroxychloroquine; Moderna vaccine tested in people appeared to be safe and able to stimulate an immune response against the virus. WHO agreed to initiate an inquiry into the global response to the pandemic, at the end of a rough annual meeting that saw the U.S... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Micronutrients Deficiencies in 374 Severely Malnourished Anorexia Nervosa

21st May 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a complex disorder with specific somatic complications. Undernutrition is a key diagnostic criteria of AN. It can be associated with several micronutrients deficiencies... Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Cat fur allergen can intensify atopic dermatitis in adults

21st May 2020 Dermatology
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is characterized by exacerbations and reductions of eczematous skin, caused by impaired skin barrier and aberrant Th2-type and Th-22 cytokine production. A number of allergens, particularly in contact with fur animals,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO countries agree 'equitable and timely access' to coronavirus vaccine

21st May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) concluded the annual World Health Assembly on Tuesday, with adoption of a resolution calling for an independent review of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the agency’s own performance... Read more »
Practice Updates

South Korean students return to school

21st May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
South Korean high schools opened for the first time this year on Wednesday, as mask-wearing seniors returned to class amid a phased plan to reopen all schools under strict protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19. With daily coronavirus cases declining sharply since a February peak,... Read more »
Practice Updates

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

21st May 2020 Pulmonary 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 »

Inflammation, Thrombosis Biomarkers Linked to COVID-19 Deaths

21st May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Biomarkers for inflammation and thrombosis may predict deaths from COVID-19 among critically ill patients, suggest researchers in a study published online in The Lancet. In the cohort from two New York-Presbyterian hospitals, researchers focused on the 257 patients requiring intensive care...Read more »
Practice Updates

PDE5 Inhibitor Tadalafil for Chronic Prostatitis/Pelvic Pain

21st May 2020Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
Daily administration of the phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitor tadalafil led to a significant reduction in symptoms caused by chronic prostatitis, also known as chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS), in a small group of men treated with PDE5 inhibition for a mean of 1.3 years...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is the doctor required to obtain consent of the patient in case of accident?

21st May 2020
The Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette & Ethics) Regulation, 2002 casts a duty on all medical practitioners, i.e., all medical practitioners must attend to sick and injured immediately and it is the duty of the medical practitioners to make immediate and timely medical care available...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Think about ME

21st May 2020
Think big, Think smart,
Think positive, Think beautiful,
Think great, I know this is too much for you, so here is a shortcut...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

How many fat cells does the average adult have?

21st May 2020
A: Between 40 and 50 billion.
B: Between 30 and 40 billion.
C: Between 20 and 30 billion...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Vegetarian diet and soya products help reduce BP

21st May 2020
Ingestion of a vegetarian diet may reduce systolic blood pressure by 5 mmHg, which may reduce the risk of heart disease by 21%. One major feature of a vegetarian diet that may affect blood pressure (BP) is the amount of dietary fiber, with an increased amount being associated with decreased systemic pressures... Read more »

eSpiritual: The Science of Power

21st May 2020
Power is the ability to influence others to get a work done the way you want it. We have seen evolution in the way power works. There was a time when Brahmins ruled using the power of knowledge; then came the era of Kshatriyas, who ruled using the physical power...Read more »

Inspirational: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

21st May 2020
An expert in time management was once addressing a group of students and to make a strong point, used an illustration that the students will never forget. He stood in front of the group of overachievers, and said, "Time for a quiz." He pulled out a one-gallon,...Read more »

Medical Voice

Cocktail of antibodies may block coronavirus infection, shows study

21st May 2020
WASHINGTON: A combination of antibodies, including those from a patient who had recovered from the 2002-03 SARS pandemic virus infection, can effectively block the novel coronavirus, according to a study which may lead to new therapeutics against COVID-19. The study, published in the journal Nature,...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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