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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts And Myth Buster: Air pollution and winter

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
24th October 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1117: Round Table – HCFI Expert Group on Environment Meeting on “Air Pollution issues in winter months and its link to COVID-19”18th October, 2020, 12-1 pm. Participants: 1. Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee and President, Heart Care Foundation of India and CMAAO. 2. Shri Jatinder Singh Kamyotra, Ex- Member Secretary, Central Pollution Control Board. 3. Prof SK Singh, Head, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Delhi Technological University. 4. Prof Meenakshi Dhote, Dept. of Environmental Planning, School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi. 5. Dr SK Tyagi, Ex- Additional Director, Central Pollution Control Board. 6. Dr Sanjeev Agarwal, Ex- Additional Director, Central Pollution Control Board. 7. Shri Radhe Shyam Tyagi, Ex- Member (Drainage), Delhi Jal Board. 8. Dr MP George, Sr Scientist, Delhi Pollution Control Committee. 9. Shri SK Gupta, Director, Envirotech Instrument, Delhi...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 23rd October Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
24th October 2020
Cases: Cases: 1M April 2, 2M April 15, 3M April 27, 4M May 8, 5M May 20, 6M May 30, 7M June 7, 8M June 15, 9M June 22, 10M June 29th, 11M July 4, 12M July 8, 13M July 13, 14M July 17, 15M July 23, 16M July 25, 17M July 29, 18M August 1, 19M August 6, 20M August 10, 21M August 16, 22M August 19, 23M August 21, 24M August 27, 25M August 30, 26M September 3, 27M September 7, 28M September 10, 29M September 14, 30M September 18, 31M September 21, 32M September 23, 33M September 28, 34M October 1, 35M October 4, 36M October 8, 37M October 11, 38M October 14, 39M October 17, 40M October 19, 41M October 22... Read more »
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Clinical outcome and Prognosis of Acute Liver Failure in the Elderly

24th October 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Evidence based observations suggest that elderly population has usually poor prognosis in cases of acute liver failure (ALF) and might be considered a relative contraindication for liver transplantation for ALF. The objective of the current study was to determine the effects of older age... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Hypertensive treatment with 2-drug combinations – an effective option

24th October 2020 Hypertension
The prevalence of hypertension, the most prominent modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease and mortality, continues to rise globally. It is estimated that, in 2010, nearly 31.1% of the global adult population worldwide suffered... Read more »
Zinc Update

Zinc supplementation might reduce common cold duration in healthy adults

24th October 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The common cold is generally characterized by acute inflammation of the nose, sinuses, pharynx, and larynx mainly because of viral infection. Episodes of cold are usually mild and do not develop to serious health problems such as pneumonia or bacterial infections, nor does it require hospitalization... Read more »

News From All Specialities

FDA Approves First COVID-19 Treatment

24th October 2020 Business and MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted approval to the antiviral drug remdesivir to be used in adult and pediatric patients, aged 12 years and above, and weighing at least 40 kg (around 88 pounds) for the treatment of COVID-19 requiring hospitalization. Remdesivir must only be given in a hospital or in a healthcare setting... Read more »

WHO and Wikimedia Foundation expand access to reliable information about COVID-19

24th October 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) has collaborated with the Wikimedia Foundation to expand public access to the latest and most reliable information about COVID-19. The organizations have joined hands to make trusted, public health information available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license as resurgence... Read more »

Sewage can reveal COVID-19 outbreaks, suggests UK project

24th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Traces of COVID-19 can be detected in sewage, thus giving the health officials an early warning of local outbreaks of the virus, stated the British government. A project which was initiated in June has proved that fragments of genetic material from the virus can be detected in waste water,... Read more »

Sputnik V to be tested on 100 Indian volunteers

24th October 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
MOSCOW: The Russian vaccine against COVID-19, Sputnik V, is going to be tested in India on 100 volunteers, stated the Indian Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation's Drug Controller General (DCGI) on Thursday. The pharmaceutical company Dr Reddy's Laboratories has received permission from the DCGI to conduct the tests...Read more »

Cancer with COVID-19 proves fatal

24th October 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
According to new research presented at the virtual CHEST conference, the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians, patients with cancer and COVID-19 appear to have a higher risk of severe disease and mortality. Among 89 cancer patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) due to COVID-19, 32 died,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What to do if we find a non pharmacist dispensing a drug in a pharmacy?

24th October 2020
A: As per Pharmacy act 1948; [42.] Dispensing by unregistered persons:- (1) On or after such date as the State Government may by notification in the Official Gazette appoint in this behalf, no person other than a registered pharmacist shall compound, prepare, mix, or dispense any medicine on the prescription...Read more »

eMedi Humor


24th October 2020
A guy is walking up to a doctor’s office when a nun comes running out screaming and crying.
The guy walks in and says, "Doc, what’s with the nun?"
The doctor says, "Oh, I just told her she’s pregnant."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Epidermodysplasia verruciformis is caused by which of the following HPV serotypes:

24th October 2020
c.5...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: How to cut back on added sugar

24th October 2020
Many of the so-called healthy foods that people eat, such as energy bars, fruit, and flavored yogurt, contain sugar. Start with reading labels carefully and opting for products that are lower in sugar. The American Heart Association recommends keeping calories from added sugars to below 100 calories a day... Read more »

eSpiritual: The Main Principle of Knowing the Truth

24th October 2020
The main figure in the Upanishads is sage Yajnavalkya, known as one of the greatest philosophers. Most of the great teachings of later Hindu or Buddhist philosophy are derived from him. He described the doctrine of neti-neti, the view that truth can be discovered only by negating all thoughts about it...Read more »

Inspirational Story: The Cookie Thief

24th October 2020
A woman was waiting at an airport, with several hours before her flight. She looked for a book in the airport shop, bought a bag of cookies and found a place to sit and relax. She was busy reading her book when she noticed that the man sitting beside her grabbed a cookie from the bag in between. She tried to ignore it...Read more »


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