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International Travel during Coronavirus Period: CMAAO Guidelines

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
26th February 2020
The present Diamond Princess cruise ship with coronavirus outbreak has urged us to revisit our travel checklist when visiting any country. Travel advisories are of four types -
• Level 1 in all countries (Exercise normal standard hygiene precautions) • Level 2 in all affected countries (Exercise a high degree of caution)... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

China is getting the epidemic under control, but most of the world is unprepared Will Iran be the next China?

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
26th February 2020
With 12 deaths and 61 cases in Iran, looks like that the Iran government is hiding the actual extent of the outbreak. If the virus kills about 2 percent of known victims, then a rough case estimate can be obtained by multiplying the number of... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

Cases in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates and Canada traced to Iran Pandemic preparedness phase

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI AND Past National President IMA
26th February 2020
CMAAO Update 25th February on COVID-19. Cases in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates and Canada traced to Iran; More cases in Korea and Italy; Expected total deaths 4081. COVID 19 SUTRA COVID-19 virus possibly behaves like SARS; causes mild illness in 82%, severe illness in 15%,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

COVID-19 not yet a pandemic, says WHO chief

26th February 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
A sudden rise in new cases of COVID-19 is a cause for concern, still, the spread of coronavirus is not a pandemic as yet, said the head of the World Health Organization (WHO). “Does this virus have pandemic potential? Absolutely, it has. Are we there yet? From our assessment, not yet,”... Read more »
Practice Updates

First generic of ProAir HFA approved: FDA

26th February 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic of ProAir HFA (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Aerosol for treatment or prevention of bronchospasm for patients aged 4 years and above with reversible obstructive airway disease and for the prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm...Read more »
Practice Updates

Rise in new coronavirus cases in Hubei, infections slow in other provinces

26th February 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
BEIJING – A surge in new coronavirus cases has been reported from Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak; however, the rest of the country reported a decline in cases for the fourth-straight day. There were 499 new confirmed cases on Feb. 24 in Hubei, up from 398 a day earlier... Read more »

India to send aircraft on Feb 26 to Wuhan to bring back Indian citizens

26th February 2020Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
India will, in all probability, send a military transport aircraft to Wuhan on February 26 to deliver relief material and bring home more Indian citizens, as China gave clearance, Union Health ministry officials said. A statement from the ministry said, "As informed by the Ministry of External Affairs,...Read more »

Antibiotics Reduce COPD Exacerbation Treatment Failures

26th February 2020 Pharmacists Internal Medicine
Antibiotic therapy has been shown to be associated with significantly reduced treatment failure in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with mild exacerbations, in a systematic review and meta-analysis. Among patients with moderate to severe exacerbations,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What are common situations where MBBS doctor's MBBS degree can be in problem in court of law in India?

26th February 2020
The situations in which MBBS degree can be in problem are:
• If the degree is fake
• If the degree is not approved by MCI...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Good Treatment

26th February 2020
Bob went over to his friend Joe’s house and was amazed at how well Joe treated his wife. He often told her how attractive she was, complimented her on her cooking and showered her with hugs and kisses. "Gee," Bob remarked later, "you really make a big fuss over your wife"...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A 70-year-old male patient with history of chest pain was diagnosed to have coronary artery disease. An ultrasound of the abdomen showed presence of gallbladder stones. There was no past history of biliary colic or jaundice. What is the best treatment advice for the patient for his gallbladder stones?

26th February 2020
1. Open cholecystectomy. 2. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Paint your plate with the colors of the rainbow: Include all 7 colors and 6 tastes

26th February 2020
US Dietary Guidelines recommend consuming 2 1/2 cups of vegetables and 2 cups of fruit, based on a 2,000-calorie diet. The American Cancer Society recommends 2 1/2 cups of fruits and vegetables in a day. All vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts,... Read more »

eSpiritual: You are the Temple of God and the Spirit of the God Dwells in You

26th February 2020
This sutra from the Bible reflects the union between the spirit and the soul. The ‘Spirit’ represents the Parmatama or the Brahman and ‘You’ represents the individualized spirit or the Soul (Jivatama). A temple is a place of worship and also the place where God resides. Every human being represents a temple (place of worship) where...Read more »

Inspirational: Learn and Earn

26th February 2020
Two individuals joined a wholesale company together immediately after graduation. Both of them were hard workers. After several years, A was promoted to sales executive while B remained a sales rep. One day B could not take it anymore, handed a resignation to the boss and complained that the boss did not value hard working staff,... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

China's coronavirus death toll crosses 2,300, WHO team to visit Wuhan

A total of 397 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported on Friday, while 109 deaths were reported from 31 provincial-level regions, Chinese health authority said on Saturday. BEIJING: The death toll in China's novel coronavirus climbed to 2,345 with 109 more deaths reported,...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 »  


From Other Newsletter



Yoga for improving bone mineral density

Osteoporosis and osteopenia are known to affect millions of people globally. The numbers tend to increase with the aging population. A safe, effective, and low-cost intervention is the need of the hour to manage these conditions... 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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