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Indian Govt. brings ordinance making attack on doctors, paramedic staff a non-bailable offence punishable with up to 7 years imprisonment

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO & Heart Care Foundation of India
24th April 2020
Doctors, paramedics, and other healthcare professionals are “frontline warriors” in this war against COVID-19. Yet, they have been subject to violence and discrimination. The incidents of violence targeting doctors, nurses, healthcare workers are increasing even as they have been engaged in carrying out their duties... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 70

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
24th April 2020
(With regular inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev)
Amendment of Disease Epidemic Act in India : Violence and discrimination against the fraternity has once again come to the fore during the coronavirus pandemic. Healthcare providers are leading from the front. They must be given the highest form of protection in this critical hour. ... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Rehabilitation for social reintegration in liver transplant patients.

24th April 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
A study published in Clinical and Molecular Hepatology reported a high employment rate (50%) after liver transplantation (LT), among the adult population. Considering the 5-year survival rate of more than... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Still ‘a long way to go’ in coronavirus battle: WHO chief

24th April 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has warned against being complacent, as countries across the globe continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and citizens grow impatient due to the stay-at-home measures aimed at preventing the spread of the disease... Read more »
Practice Updates

Hard fought gains in immunization coverage at risk without critical health services, says WHO

24th April 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Shutting down of immunization services amid the COVID-19 pandemic could trigger a resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases, warned WHO ahead of the World Immunization Week being observed from 24-30 April.... Read more »
Practice Updates

Up to 7 years’ jail for attack on health workers: Ordinance

24th April 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: With several reports of attacks on healthcare personnel involved in treating and tracking COVID-19 cases across the nation, the Cabinet has approved an ordinance that makes acts of violence against doctors and frontline personnel a cognizable and non-bailable offence punishable with prison terms of up to seven years....Read more »

U.S. coronavirus deaths top 47,000

24th April 2020 Pulmonary MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
U.S. coronavirus deaths surpassed the 47,000 mark on Wednesday after increasing by a near-record single-day number the previous day, reported a Reuters tally. A University of Washington model often cited by the White House projected a total of around 66,000 U.S. coronavirus deaths by August 4,...Read more »
Practice Updates

HCQ Unlikely to Cause Liver Injury in Patients with COVID-19

24th April 2020 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
While COVID-19 infection may be associated with abnormal liver tests, hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) used experimentally to treat the disease is not known to be associated with drug-induced liver injury, an expert told MedPage Today...Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

The association of chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) with anxiety and depression

24th April 2020 Dermatology
Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) is linked with significant impairment of overall quality of life besides psychological distress. Accumulating evidence has shown significant comorbidity between CSU ... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

When is it a case of negligence?

24th April 2020
If no inquiry or experts are required, then it is a clear case of negligence. In such cases, medical negligence is established based on the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur (the thing speaks for itself). 1. If there is any evidence of prima facie case, never events or mens rea (criminal intent)...Read more »

eMedi Humor


24th April 2020
Customer: My keyboard is not working anymore.
Tech support: Are you sure it’s plugged into the computer?
Customer: No. I can’t get behind the computer...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Interscalene approach to brachial plexus block does not provide optimal surgical anesthesia in the area of distribution of which of the following nerves:

24th April 2020
1. Musculocutaneous.
2. Ulnar...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: How to keep your memory sharp?

24th April 2020
• Manage your stress, especially deadline pressure and petty arguments.
• The biggest stress is an ongoing sense of extreme anxiety. This can be managed by deep breathing, meditation, yoga and by mindful approach to living... Read more »

eSpiritual: Debts in Mythology

24th April 2020
It is said that there are three debts, which everybody has to pay in his or her lifetime. In Vedic language, they are called Dev Rin, Pitra Rin and Rishi Rin. In medical language, the body consists of soul, physical body, mind, intellect and ego...Read more »

Inspirational: Making a difference

24th April 2020
One day after a high tide, lots and lots of star fish were brought to the shore. They started drying up in the sun. A man was walking down the shore. He saw the star fish and started throwing them back into the sea one after the other, so that they could continue their lives...Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

‘Novel method to understand how coronavirus evolves developed'

LONDON: Researchers have developed a new method to analyse the genetic code of the novel coronavirus, an advance that can shed light on how the virus evolves, and help identify new clusters of the disease. According to the scientists, including those from the University of York in the UK,...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?
Very confident
Moderately confident...Read more »  


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How does sleep duration affect the development of osteoporosis prevent against bone loss in osteoporosis

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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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