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Dr k k Aggarwal Special

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Oxford Vaccine

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
28th November 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1170: India is expected to grant Pune’s Serum Institute of India (SII) with the emergency use authorization of Oxford and AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine if the pharmaceutical company receives such an approval from the UK government, Niti Aayog member Vinod Paul stated. The vaccine is in its third and final phase of clinical trials in India, and if everything goes as planned, the vaccine may be ready for distribution by January or February next year...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 27th November: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
28th November 2020
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,... Read more »
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Therapeutic benefits of Medicinal Plants in Metabolic Disorders

28th November 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Metabolic syndrome (MetS), a highly prevalent, multifactorial and complex disease is related to augmented risk of developing diabetes and other major cardiovascular complications. Various genetic, epigenetic, and environmental factors are responsible for the increased prevalence of MetS... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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BPLTTC – Antihypertensive agents as risk modifiers for prevention of incident/recurrent CV events irrespective of baseline criteria: Placing amlodipine in context

28th November 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Sepsis and Zinc

28th November 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
An article published in Nutrients defined sepsis as a “life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host-response to infection”. The authors discussed that sepsis is a major health issue worldwide; however, it still lacks a fully elucidated pathobiology and uniform diagnostic tests... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Global HIV toll likely to be higher due to ongoing pandemic, cautions UNAIDS

28th November 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The UN stated on Thursday that countries must adopt ambitious new targets to fight HIV/AIDS in order to avert thousands of additional infections and deaths tied to the COVID-19 pandemic. Specialized UN agency, UNAIDS, has cautioned that the pandemic has pushed the global AIDS response further off track,... Read more »

Britain asks regulator to evaluate Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

28th November 2020 Pathology & Lab MedicinePediatrics
LONDON: Britain has asked its medicine regulator to evaluate the Oxford University and AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate for temporary supply, a step towards the roll-out of a vaccine before the end of this year. Health minister Hancock stated that they had formally asked the regulator to evaluate the vaccine,... Read more »

Zydus Cadila to apply for Phase-3 trials in December

28th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
NEW DELHI: Zydus Cadila is expected to launch its COVID-19 vaccine by March next year, if everything goes well, states a person with knowledge of the matter. The Ahmedabad-based drug maker is set to submit the results of the phase-2 trials next week, which will determine the safety,... Read more »

26-32 COVID-19 infections per reported case, says ICMR second sero survey

28th November 2020 Emergency MedicinePharmacists
About one in 15 individuals, 10 years of age and above, had SARS-CoV-2 infection by August 2020, with 26-32 infections for every reported case of COVID-19, suggest the results from second sero survey conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), which is now available at Lancet Global Health pre-print... Read more »

New Study Shows How Mediterranean Diet Reduces Diabetes Risk

28th November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The known reduction in the risk of type 2 diabetes linked with Mediterranean diet seems to be tied to its beneficial effects on certain key factors, suggests a new study published online in JAMA Network Open. A decrease in BMI is somewhat clear; however, other mechanisms include beneficial effects on insulin resistance,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What information can a doctor put on his sign board?

28th November 2020
Regulation 7.13 of the MCI Code of Ethics Regulations has issued directions in this regard. It states as follows: “It is improper for a physician to use an unusually large sign board and write on it anything other than his name, qualifications obtained from a University or a statutory body, titles and name of his speciality,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

I get the circle around it

28th November 2020
Tech support: How may I help you?
Customer: I’m writing my first e–mail.
Tech support: OK, and what seems to be the problem?...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Biofeedback is a therapy used to:

28th November 2020
a) Develop psycho–physiologic self–regulation.
b) Enhance drug delivery.
c) Increase release of serotonin...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Heart risks detected by age 7 in overweight kids

28th November 2020
Children at risk of future obesity should be evaluated for body mass index (BMI) rebound. BMI rebound age refers to the age at which BMI reaches its lowest point before rising through later childhood, adolescence and adulthood... Read more »

eSpiritual: Consciousness

28th November 2020
• Energy is the raw material of the universe.
• Information is the organization of energy into reproducible patterns.
• Consciousness is living information and energy (living energized information)...Read more »

Inspirational: The obstacle in our path

28th November 2020
Once upon a time, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. He hid behind a huge rock and watched if anyone would remove the boulder. Some of the kingdom’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many of them even blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear...Read more »

Medical Voice

How to know the right type of serology test to understand immunity against Covid-19

28th November 2020
By Dr.Prerna Agarwal Technical operations, Apollo Diagnostics, Hyderabad When someone gets infected with a virus, like SAR-CoV-2, their body mounts an immune response by developing antibodies against this virus. These antibodies attack the virus and clear the virus from the system...Read more »


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