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Coronavirus Update: All questions answered

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
28th January 2020
It’s not new : Every decade, a zoonotic coronavirus crosses species to infect human populations and in this decade, we have a virus, provisionally called 2019-nCoV, first identified in Wuhan, China, in persons exposed to a seafood or wet market.
Name: The name of coronavirus comes from its shape,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

End discrimination against women and children affected by leprosy

28th January 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Governments must put an end to the informal segregation and institutionalized neglect of hundreds of thousands of women and children affected by leprosy, an independent UN human rights expert said on Sunday, World Leprosy Day.... Read more »
Practice Updates

CDC confirms additional cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in United States

28th January 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Public Health
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed additional travel-related infections of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States, this time in Arizona and California. These patients recently returned to the U.S. from Wuhan, China...Read more »
Practice Updates

2019-nCoV outbreak: First cases confirmed in Europe

28th January 2020 Business and Medicine Public Health
The first cases of 2019-nCoV have been reported in the European Region. On January 24, France officially notified to the WHO Regional Office for Europe of 3 confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV. Two patients were detected in Paris and one in Bordeaux. All 3 had travelled from Wuhan,... Read more »

Blue-Light Therapy Helps Heal the Brain

28th January 2020 Neurology Pharmacists
Early morning exposure to blue wavelength light can help heal the brain following mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), new research suggests. Results of a small, randomized controlled trial showed blue-light therapy improved brain structure and function,...Read more »  

Human and Analogue Insulins Equivalent for Major Outcomes

28th January 2020 Diabetes and EndocrinologyPharmacists
There was no difference between human and analogue insulin in terms of cardiovascular and mortality outcomes, but cost is another matter, said authors of a large retrospective study. With data on 127,000 adults with type 2 diabetes who initiated insulin during 2000-2013... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Does contributing articles to the press amount to advertising?

28th January 2020
7.11: A physician should not contribute to the lay press articles and give interviews regarding diseases and treatments which may have the effect of advertising himself or soliciting practices; but is open to write to the lay press under his own name on matters of public health,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Spring Fever

28th January 2020
Four high school boys afflicted with spring fever skipped morning classes. After lunch they reported to the teacher that they had a flat tire. Much to their relief she smiled and said, "Well, you missed a test today so take seats apart from one another and take out a piece of paper."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A 48-year-old woman presents with shortness of breath and a non-productive cough which has been worsening over the last 6 months. The most likely cause of her chest x-ray would be:

28th January 2020
A. Low output failure associated with seeing a really scary movie
B. Volume depletion resulting in low output failure...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Restricting salt in diet can lower heart disease risk

28th January 2020
Restricting salt in the diet can lower the risk of developing heart disease by 25% and the risk of dying from heart disease by 20%. Dietary intake of sodium among Indians is excessively high. A Harvard Medical School study published... Read more »

eSpiritual: Science behind kalpvas

28th January 2020
The month of Magh is observed as Kalpvas where, for one month, people from all over gather, worship the sun (Vitamin D) , eat sesame (high in calcium) and do tulsi pooja (high fertility and high in calcium)....Read more »

Inspirational: God's Coffee

28th January 2020
A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

'Jumping genes' provides stability to DNA folding patterns

These genes which are also called transposable elements are well-known for increasing genetic diversity over the long course of evolution. Washington D.C. : A new research has identified that 'jumping genes' - bits of DNA that can move ...Read more »


From Other Newsletter



Natural remedies for bone healing

Several drugs of plant origin have been described in the literature on Indian medical practice and have been used since long in Ayurveda medicine for fracture repair. Bone healing using plant extracts is a common practice in traditional medicine.... 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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