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Killer Coronavirus now in the US, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan: Will it hit India or other Asian countries?

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
23rd January 2020
The Coronavirus has now spread to five countries. Is India or other Asian countries ready for this?
1. Coronavirus is still not being declared to be a notifiable disease.
2. Anyone returning from China to India, if has symptoms,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Healthcare's a human right, not 'a privilege for the rich' UNAIDS argues

23rd January 2020Business and Medicine Public Health
The UN agency devoted to ending AIDS as a public health threat is calling on top politicians and governments across the world to ensure the right to quality healthcare is upheld, and not just a privilege to be enjoyed by the wealthy.... Read more »
Practice Updates

First Travel-related Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Detected in United States

23rd January 2020 Business and Medicine Public Health
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed the first case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States in the state of Washington. The patient recently returned from Wuhan, China,...Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA approves first treatment for thyroid eye disease

23rd January 2020 Ophthalmology Diabetes and Endocrinology
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Tepezza (teprotumumab-trbw) for the treatment of adults with thyroid eye disease, a rare condition where the muscles and fatty tissues behind the eye become inflamed, causing the eyes to be pushed forward... Read more »

A 'Healthy' Diet: More Complex Than Just Low Fat or Low Carbs

23rd January 2020Public Health Pharmacists
A low-carbohydrate and low-fat diet was not linked with total mortality, researchers reported. Looking at nearly 40,000 U.S. adults, those who consumed a diet comprising of low-carbs, but high total protein and fat, didn't see any reduced all-cause mortality risk...Read more »  

New Use for Methotrexate in Spondyloarthritis?

23rd January 2020 Orthopedics Pharmacists
Adding methotrexate to adalimumab (Humira) in axial spondyloarthritis was associated with reduced immunogenicity, as shown by a lower rate of developing antidrug antibodies, French researchers reported.... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

When can a doctor make a formal announcement in the press?

23rd January 2020
6.1.1 MCI Act: A medical practitioner is however permitted to make a formal announcement in press regarding the following:
1. On starting practice.
2. On change of type of practice...Read more »

eMedi Humor

A Large family

23rd January 2020
The mother of a large family was explaining why she dressed her children alike, right down to the youngest baby. "When we had just four children, I dressed them alike so we wouldn't lose any of them."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which of the following is not true for malignancy of familial adenomatous polyposis?

23rd January 2020
a) Adrenals
b) Thyroid
c) Astrocytomas...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Vaccination for elderly

23rd January 2020
The best gift to your grandparents is to get them vaccinated if they have not been vaccinated earlier.
• Annual influenza or flu vaccine is recommended for all persons... Read more »

eSpiritual: Can a mantra or sound be used as a medicine?

23rd January 2020
The answer is yes. The difference between a Mantra and a sound is that the Mantra sound is an energized sound with medicinal values. There are many aspects of Mantra as a sound: 1. The type of sound matters. It is well-known that chanting...Read more »

Inspirational: Teamwork Lesson

23rd January 2020
When you see geese flying along in "V" formation, you might consider what science has discovered as to why they fly that way. As each bird flaps its wings, it creates uplift for the bird immediately. By flying in "V" ... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Study suggests medicinal cannabis may not treat sleep problems in long run

Another study based on current evidence suggested that cannabinoids -the active chemicals in medicinal cannabis- do not have a role in cancer-related pain. Washington D.C: A recent research has found that medical cannabis may not be able to help...Read more »


From Other Newsletter



Yoga and Ayurveda for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a genetic X chromosome-linked disorder, is marked by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness. Presently, no cure exists for this condition. Medical and rehabilitative therapy for genetic defects may help maintain function and provide some comfort.... Read more »


Individual Characteristics and Blood Eosinophil Counts in Adults with Asthma or COPD.

Elevated blood eosinophil (bEOS) counts are markers of inflammation associated with poorer outcomes in individuals with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A new study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology aimed to determine the association...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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