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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 110 - Lessons learnt so far from COVID

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI, Past National President IMA, Chief Editor Medtalks
28th May 2020
Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on Lessons learnt from COVID-19. 23rd May, 2020, 11am-12noon. Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr Alok Roy, Dr AK Agarwal, Dr Narottam Puri, Dr Suneela Garg, Dr Girdhar Gyani, Dr Atul Pandey, Dr Ashok Gupta, Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet, Dr Alex Thomas, Dr K Kalra, Dr (Major) Prachi Garg, Ms Ira Gupta, Dr Sanchita Sharma
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Alloveda Liver Update

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Early recognition of anorexia through patient-generated assessment to predict survival in esophagogastric cancer patients

28th May 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Cancer cachexia is a common finding in patients with esophagogastric cancer (OG) and has been linked with overall survival (OS). Anorexia is the fundamental component of cachexia... Read more »

Derma Update

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Influence of meteorological factors and air pollutants on allergic diseases of childhood

28th May 2020 Dermatology
Changing weather conditions and air pollution can lead to a significant health risk in children. The comparative impact of different environmental exposures on childhood allergic diseases still remains unclear... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Countries fail to stop harmful marketing of breast-milk substitutes, warn WHO and UNICEF

28th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
WHO, UNICEF, and the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN), in a new report, have stated that despite efforts to stop the harmful promotion of breast-milk substitutes, countries are failing to protect parents from misleading information. WHO and UNICEF encourage women to continue... Read more »
Practice Updates

Hydroxychloroquine safety findings expected by mid-June: WHO

28th May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) has ensured a quick review of data on hydroxychloroquine, probably by mid-June, after safety concerns prompted suspension of the drug’s use in a large trial on COVID-19 patients. A report published in The Lancet has revealed that patients given... Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA Approves Solifenacin Succinate for a Form of Bladder Dysfunction in Pediatric Patients 2 Years and Above

28th May 2020 Neurology Pharmacists
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved VESIcare LS (solifenacin succinate) oral suspension for the treatment of neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO), a form of bladder dysfunction related to neurological impairment,...Read more »

Hypertension is Closely Linked with Aldosterone Levels

28th May 2020 Diabetes and EndocrinologyCardiology
A new research has revealed that people with hypertension may also have an underrecognized hormonal issue - primary aldosteronism. A cross-sectional study of over 1,800 adults noted that urinary aldosterone levels were closely linked with hypertension. Higher stages of hypertension, including resistant hypertension,...Read more »
Practice Updates

Single Negative Colonoscopy Predicts Low Colorectal Cancer Risk

28th May 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
A single negative screening colonoscopy is linked with long-lasting, significant reductions in the incidence of, and mortality from, colorectal cancer (CRC), provided the colonoscopy is of high quality, suggests a new study published online May 25 in the Annals of Internal Medicine...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is there a limitation for filing of a complaint?

28th May 2020
Limitation is the time period within which a complaint has to be lodged. If this time lapses and no complaint has been lodged, then it is treated as “Time Barred.” However, in many laws, there is a provision empowering the authority/court to condone the delay if the complaint is lodged beyond time....Read more »

eMedi Humor

The three in my left hand

28th May 2020
A man was in the kitchen making a lot of noise! His wife comes in and asks why he was making so much noise? The man replies: "I am killing flies." A short time later his wife came back and he was still making lot of noise! She asks: "Well, Mr. Big Shot, how many flies have you killed?"...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Elements of primary health care include all of the following except:

28th May 2020
1. Adequate supply of safe water and basic sanitation.
2. Providing essential drugs.
3. Sound referral system....Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: ECG not a reliable marker for predicting heart disease

28th May 2020
Doing an ECG is of little use in predicting future heart problems for people who are examined for chest pain. Chest pain is the most common reason for which people seek medical attention for a possible heart trouble, with ECG being a common test done in such people.... Read more »

eSpiritual: How long can one fast?

28th May 2020
As per Allopathy, one cannot live without air or oxygen for more than 3 minutes, without water for more than three days and without food for more than 3 weeks. According to the Chandogya Upanishad, food is responsible for the making of motor organs (Karmaindriyas),...Read more »

Inspirational: Determination and Persistence

28th May 2020
Engineer John Roebling started building the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, USA back in 1870. The bridge was completed in 1883, 13 years later. This creative engineer was excited about an idea of building a bridge that would connect New York with the Long Island. Bridge building experts across the world; however,...Read more »

Medical Voice

ICMR identifies 10 dist clusters for serosurvey

28th May 2020
Ludhiana: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has identified 10 clusters (four villages and six wards) in Ludhiana district for serosurvey. A 14-member team of ICMR will collect 400 blood samples from people living in these 10 clusters under the “Community transmission surveillance programme’...Read more »


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From Other Newsletter



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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