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COVID-19 Challenges: Why is it more contagious at some places?

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
23rd February 2020
The way COVID-19 has spread in local clusters, onboard Diamond Princess and in a church in Korea, has opened questions about its contagiousness.
1. It is a droplet infection: Passes through droplets from coughing or sneezing. When these droplets carrying the virus from an infected person reach the nose, eyes, or mouth of another person, they can transmit the virus... Read more »

News From All Specialities

COVID-19 in the Region of the Americas

23rd February 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has announced 23 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Region of the Americas. As of February 18, all cases were reported in the United States (15) and Canada (8). Information on suspected and confirmed cases is being shared with PAHO/WHO in line... Read more »
Practice Updates

Simple urine test could help with early detection of bladder cancer, says WHO study

23rd February 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
A study by WHO researchers has revealed that it is possible to detect bladder cancer mutations in urine up to 10 years before clinical diagnosis of the disease. The test detects mutations in the telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) gene,...Read more »
Practice Updates

China reports new coronavirus cases, downward trend holds

23rd February 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pharmacists
China’s Hubei province continued to report an increase in new cases of coronavirus on Friday; however, the numbers showed a downward trend. The World Health Organization (WHO) has called it encouraging. The province, which is the epicenter of the global outbreak, reported 411 new cases as of February 20,... Read more »

Long-term Changes in Gut Microbial Metabolite Can Predict CHD Risk

23rd February 2020Pharmacists Cardiology
New data, from a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, highlight the role that the gut microbial metabolite trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) can play to predict coronary heart disease (CHD). The study also puts forward the potential for diet to modify its deleterious effects. Changes in TMAO over 10 years...Read more »

Hydration not required to Prevent Contrast-Enhanced Nephropathy

23rd February 2020 Internal MedicineNephrology
A new study has suggested that the common practice of hydration with sodium bicarbonate before contrast-enhanced CT imaging seems to have no benefit with regard to renal safety in comparison with withholding hydration in patients with stage 3 chronic kidney disease (CKD). The multicenter study had 523 patients... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can the consent for stenting be taken from the non-spouse relatives of the patient?

23rd February 2020
No, consent for stenting cannot be taken from the non-spouse accompanying relatives of the patient, unless the patient is minor, mentally challenged or incapacitated. The MCI Code of Ethics Regulation, 2002 state:...Read more »

eMedi Humor

A Large family

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

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Vaccination for elderly

23rd February 2020
The best gift you can give to the elderly in your family is to get them vaccinated if they have not been vaccinated previously.
• Annual influenza or flu vaccine is recommended for everyone aged 6 months and older... Read more »

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

23rd February 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 of vowel sounds produces interleukin-2 in the body,...Read more »

Inspirational: Teamwork Lesson

23rd February 2020
When you see geese flying along in "V" formation, you might think why they fly that way. As each bird flaps its wings, an uplift is created for the bird immediately following. By flying in this particular formation, the whole flock adds about 71 percent greater flying range as compared to when each bird flies on its own... Read more »

Medical Voice

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Coronavirus impact: Durables, drugs, electronics to run out of steam with 70% import dependence, says Crisil

The epidemic has already killed over 2,110 in China alone and infected close to 75,000 there, as 60 million Chinese are suffering from Beijing-ordered shutdown across more than two dozen cities. Mumbai: The coronavirus epidemic that has stalled large parts of China,...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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Curcumin for aging skeletal muscles

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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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