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Corona Medtalks - Telemedicine Guidelines, More Tests (For attention of Doctors)

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
28th March 2020
Should India adopt a mass testing policy similar to South Korea?
The CDC has provided a “Coronavirus Self-checker” called Clara on its website for US citizens. People can use this online symptom checker to make decisions about what they should do, if they think that they have symptoms of COVID-19... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

CMAAO IMA HCFI Corona Myth Buster 19 (For attention of Doctors)

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
28th March 2020
Maximum cases are in China: No, the cases in USA are now over 85377
ICU is manageable: No. A nurse, not named by CNN, posted on social media that patients are streaming in with "non stop coughing, sweaty, fevers" and with "fear in their eyes." "I cry for the ones who passed away. I cry because we intubated 5 patients within 10 min and I am terrified... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO Director-General urges G20 to Fight, Unite, Ignite against COVID-19

28th March 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The World Health Organization Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, addressed Heads of State at an extraordinary G20 Leaders’ Summit focused on COVID-19. He said, “You have come together to confront the defining health crisis of our time: We are at war with a virus that threatens to tear us apart - if we let it.”... Read more »
Practice Updates

Autism Prevalence Shows Rise in Communities Monitored by CDC

28th March 2020 Psychiatry Pathology & Lab Medicine
One in 54 8-year-old children have been identified with autism, reveals an analysis of 2016 data published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Surveillance Summary. This is higher than the previous estimate a 1 in 59 prevalence among 8-year-olds from 2014 data. The data involve 11 U.S. communities... Read more »
Practice Updates

U.S. has most coronavirus cases in world

28th March 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The number of coronavirus infections in the U.S. soared above 82,000 on Thursday, outpacing the national tallies of China and Italy. New York, New Orleans and other hot spots face a surge in hospitalizations and rising shortages of supplies, staff and sick beds. As medical facilities are short on ventilators and protective masks...Read more »

AIIMS plans to use ventilator prototype for COVID-19 patients

28th March 2020 Pharmacists Pulmonary Medicine
New Delhi: Considering the global shortage of ventilators, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is contemplating to utilize a prototype of ventilators for COVID-19 patients. AIIMS is currently in talks with a private Indian company named AgVa Healthcare that claims to offer lightweight, handy and cheap ventilators,...Read more »

Biologics for RA Safe with Nonelective Surgery

28th March 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who were being treated with biologic therapies and underwent nonelective surgery had outcomes no worse than those who were treated with methotrexate, revealed a large retrospective cohort study. Among patients being administered a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor who needed surgery,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is it mandatory for the registered medical practitioner to specify in which specialty he has done his postgraduation?

28th March 2020
No, it is not mandatory for the registered medical practitioner to specify in which specialty he has done his post-graduation qualification (MD/MS) on the prescription made by him to his patient. As per the provisions of Clause 1.4.2 of Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulation,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

I am driving

28th March 2020
A wife was making breakfast of fried eggs for her husband. Suddenly, her husband burst into the kitchen. ‘Careful,’ he said, ‘CAREFUL! Put in some more butter! Oh my Gosh! You’re cooking too many at once. TOO MANY! Turn them! TURN THEM NOW! We need more butter.A wife was making breakfast of fried eggs for her husband...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

When should you have your first cholesterol screening?

28th March 2020
A. At age 10.
B. At age 20.
C. At age 35...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Exercise impact on the knee

28th March 2020
Different exercises produce different impacts on the knee joints. The best and safest exercises causing minimum impact on the knee for patients post knee replacement or knee arthritis are walking, biking, hiking, riding an exercise bike, riding an elliptical trainer and walking on the treadmill... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why do people suffer?

28th March 2020
As per Garud Puran and Hindu mythology, one of the reasons for suffering is the debts of your past birth. Your purpose of life is to face sufferings to pay these debts. The second reason is your present deeds till today starting from birth. If your sum total of bad deeds is more than good deeds,...Read more »

Inspirational: Remain gracious in the face of rudeness

28th March 2020
Once there was a newspaper vendor who had a very rude customer. Every morning, the Customer would walk by, refuse to return the greeting, take the paper off the shelf and throw the money at the vendor. The vendor would pick up the money,...Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

National Health Mission guidelines for health care workers

According to the WHO, primary healthcare is focused at providing care in the community as well as care through the community, the PHC addresses not only individual and family health needs, but also the broader issue of public health and the needs of defined populations. New Delhi: India is at a very crucial stage...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 »  


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Early phase-2 trial of TAS-205 in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a progressive muscular disease characterized by chronic cycles of inflammatory and necrotic processes. Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) is produced by hematopoietic PGD synthase (HPGDS), which is pathologically implicated in muscle necrosis... 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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