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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 71

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
25th April 2020
(With regular inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev)
Epilepsy and COVID-19: People with epilepsy face the same health challenges as people who do not have the condition and are otherwise healthy. People with epilepsy should therefore exercise the same habits and preventative measures that healthy people follow, such as social distancing, avoiding contact with sick people,... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

New trends on obesity and NAFLD in Asia

25th April 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
Over the past two decades, rapid urbanization in many Asian countries has brought in trends of sedentary lifestyle and overnutrition, predisposing to the epidemic of obesity. An article published in the Journal of Hepatology ... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Today is World Malaria Day

25th April 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
On World Malaria Day 2020, WHO collaborates with the RBM Partnership to End Malaria in promoting “Zero malaria starts with me”, a campaign aimed at keeping malaria at a high level on the political agenda, mobilizing additional resources, and empowering communities to own malaria prevention and care... Read more »
Practice Updates

Confirmation of COVID-19 in Two Pet Cats in New York

25th April 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) Wednesday announced the first confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection in two pet cats.... Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA Approves New Therapy for Triple Negative Breast Cancer That Has Spread and Not Responded to Prior Treatments

25th April 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has provided accelerated approval to sacituzumab govitecan-hziy for the treatment of adult patients with triple-negative breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body...Read more »

COVID-19: India fares better than other countries at the 5L-test mark

25th April 2020 Pulmonary MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: While the number of COVID-19 patients in India is showing an increase, the graph remains linear and not exponential and could indicate a flattening of the curve as the country's positive rate remains more or less the same at 4.5% of those tested,...Read more »
Practice Updates

Hydroxychloroquine Not Effective for COVID-19, Suggests VA Study

25th April 2020 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), with or without azithromycin (AZ), does not seem to be associated with a decreased risk of requiring mechanical ventilation, suggested a retrospective study of Veterans Affairs (VA) patients hospitalized with COVID-19...Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio - A possible remission marker in children with chronic spontaneous urticarial

25th April 2020 Dermatology
Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) adversely affects the quality of life of the patient to a considerable extent. There is a lack of any prognostic marker of the disease.... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a punishment be both penal erasure as well as a criminal prosecution?

25th April 2020
The answer to this lies in Chapter 7 of the MCI regulations relating to the Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics for registered medical practitioners, which states as follows: 7.6 Sex Determination Tests: On no account sex determination test shall be undertaken with the...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Can’t find printer

25th April 2020
Customer: Hi, good afternoon, this is Martha, I can’t print. Every time I try, it says ‘Can’t find printer’.
I’ve even lifted the printer and placed it in front of the monitor,...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

After trying to conceive for a year, a couple consults an infertility specialist. When obtaining a history from the husband, the nurse enquires about childhood infectious diseases. Which childhood infectious disease most significantly affects male fertility?

25th April 2020
a. Chickenpox...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Eating refined sugar can cause diabetes

25th April 2020
Eating too much refined white sugar can cause insulin resistance and future diabetes. Diabetes does not mean that one cannot have desserts forever. While eating too many sugary foods should be avoided, one can have an occasional dessert, especially if one exercises and otherwise eats healthy... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why do we not touch papers, books and people with our feet?

25th April 2020
In every traditional Gurukul, no studies start without chanting the following
Saraswati namasthubhyam, Varade kaama roopini, Vidyaarambham karishyaami, Sidhirbhavatu me sadaa...Read more »

Inspirational: The Law of the Garbage Truck

25th April 2020
One day, I boarded a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were in the right lane when a car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. The taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by mere inches! The driver of the other car started yelling at the taxi driver...Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

'COVID-19 symptoms, outcomes in children decoded'

LONDON: Most children with COVID-19 may exhibit only mild symptoms, if any, requiring only supportive care, with good prognosis and full recovery possible within one to two weeks, according to a review of studies, which presents the clinical manifestation of the disease in the young people...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 »  


From Other Newsletter



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

The American National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours of sleep per day for adults 18 years of age and older. There has been increasing amount of research into the association between osteoporosis and sleep... 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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