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COVID-19 in CMAAO countries vs Europe vs USA (Part 2)

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI, Past National President IMA, Chief Editor Medtalks
27th May 2020
927: Minutes of Virtual Meeting of CMAAO NMAs. 23rd May, 2020, Saturday, 9.30am-10.30am. Participants: Member NMAs Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO; Dr Yeh Woei Chong, Singapore Chair, CMAAO; Dr Kar Chai Koh, Malaysia, Vice Chair of Council; Dr Ravi Naidu, Past President, CMAAO, Malaysia; Dr Rajan Sharma, National President IMA... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 26th May

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
27th May 2020
Living with COVID 1.0, 213 Countries affecetd, Nearly 90 K cases daily, Minimum Likely Deaths 355847, Total cases 5.55 M, Cases - 1M April 2, 2 M April 15, 3 M April 27, 4 M May 8, 5 M May 20 Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January. Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity. Doubling time - India 14 days, USA 33 days, Brazil 13 days, Russia 18 days, Spain 47 days, UK 35 days... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Appetite-enhancing effects of vanilla flavors

27th May 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
People are familiar with vanilla flavor through foods, cosmetics, household products and some medicines. Vanilla flavoring agents usually contain vanillin or its analogue ethyl vanillin. Previous data suggest... Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Primary prevention of eczema in infants through a healthy microbiome

27th May 2020 Dermatology
Globally, eczema is increasing with associated rises in health expenses and decrease in quality of life. Several factors are predicted to interact in the development of eczema that also includes genetics and environmental exposures.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO pauses hydroxychloroquine trial in COVID-19 patients due to safety concerns

27th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The World Health Organization has suspended the testing of hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients owing to safety concerns, said WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. WHO chief stated that the executive group has enforced a temporary pause... Read more »
Practice Updates

COVID-19 positivity rate per 100 tests increases to 5% in last 2 weeks

27th May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: The countrywide positivity rate of coronavirus cases per 100 tests has increased to 5%, taking into account tests in the last two weeks, between May 7 and May 21. The figure stood at 4% for tests conducted from February till May 21... Read more »
Practice Updates

DOACs Tied to Lower Fracture Risk versus Warfarin in AFib Patients

27th May 2020 Cardiology Pharmacists
Among patients with atrial fibrillation, use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) was found to be associated with lower osteoporotic fracture risk compared to warfarin, suggested a recent population-based cohort study. The choice of DOAC didn't appear to have an impact,...Read more »

RT Plus ADT vs. Brachytherapy Boost for Prostate Cancer

27th May 2020 Oncology Radiology
Men with localized prostate cancer lived longer when treated with external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) but not EBRT with a brachytherapy boost (BT), revealed a meta-analysis. The addition of ADT yielded a statistically significant ...Read more »
Practice Updates

Too Much or Too Little Sleep Increases Constipation

27th May 2020 Neurology Pharmacists
People who sleep more or less than average report significantly more constipation, compared with normal sleepers, suggests data from 14,590 adults. Researchers identified 14,590 adults, 20 years and older, who completed questionnaires on sleep and bowel health as part of the National Health...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Some patients ask for a bill for the drugs supplied by the registered medical practitioner. Should they be given a bill?

27th May 2020
According to Clause 3.7.1 of the Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations, 2002, a physician shall clearly display his fees and other charges on the board of his chamber and/or the hospitals he is visiting. Prescription should also make clear if the Physician...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Well, I can see you

27th May 2020
Teacher: Billy, stop making ugly faces at other students!
Billy: Why, ma’am!
Teacher: Because when I was a child, my parents told me that if I kept making ugly faces my face would stay that way!...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Strong correlation with colorectal cancer is seen in:

27th May 2020
1. Peutz-Jegher's polyp.
2. Familial polyposis coli.
3. Juvenile polyposis...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Can blood pressure be higher in one arm?

27th May 2020
A small difference in blood pressure readings between the arms is normal. However, a difference of more than 20 mmHg for systolic pressure or more than 10 mmHg for diastolic pressure could point to an underlying narrowing of the main arteries to that arm... Read more »

eSpiritual: Vedanta Laws

27th May 2020
• For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
• Knowledge moves from the known to the unknown. This is the basic law of learning.
• Yesterday’s miracles are today’s science and today’s miracles will be tomorrow’s science...Read more »

Inspirational: Don’t give up!

27th May 2020
One day I decided to quit… I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality. I wanted to quit my life. I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.
"God," I asked," can you give me one good reason not to quit?"...Read more »

Medical Voice

Hydroxychloroquine tied to higher risk of deaths, heart issues: Study

27th May 2020
New York: Antimalaria drugs that US President Donald Trump has touted for treatment of Covid-19 were linked to an increased risk of death and heart ailments in a study. Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine didn't benefit patients with the coronavirus,...Read more »


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Exercise and Nutritional Intervention for Adults with Sarcopenic Obesitys

People with sarcopenic obesity (SO) have both low muscle mass, i.e., sarcopenia, and high body fat, i.e., obesity. These individuals are at a greater risk of metabolic diseases and physical disability when compared with people with sarcopenia or obesity alone... 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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