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Current Definition of COVID-19 needs a change: Investigate all H1N1-negative pneumonia and at risk co-morbid patients for COVID-19

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
29th February 2020
Current definition is: Suspect case A. Patients with severe acute respiratory infection (fever, cough, and requiring admission to hospital), AND with no other etiology that fully explains the clinical presentation AND at least one of the following:... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

UN agencies should have pressed for making a vaccine against SARS or MERS

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
29th February 2020
Two years back, the World Health Organization speculated a disease called 'disease X' which was likely to be the next pandemic. As per the speculation, it will originate from animals, will be less fatal, but more contagious than normal flu... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

Super-spreader a must for becoming a hot spot of Corona

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
29th February 2020
Without a super spreader the cases in the Country may die out of its own
Super-spreader are individual patients who pass on an infection to large numbers of people and is a feature of nearly every outbreak. Infact the primary case of every epidemic is a super spreader. China cases in Wuhan also might have... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

Will Afghanis coming for health check-ups in India will bring COVID 19?

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
29th February 2020
Will India ban people coming from Middle East countries who have recently visited IRAN? Spiritual pilgrims, migratory workers, businessmen, armed forces and clerics often travel across Iran’s frontiers. Crossing into these countries is quite common as they have few border controls,... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

COVID-19: Positivity rate UK 0.2%, Italy 5.0%, France 2.2%, Austria 0.6%, and USA 3.1%

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI AND Past National President IMA
29th February 2020
CMAAO Update on COVID-19 - 28th February Update: 53 countries affected, 83,106 cases, 2858 deaths, 36,525 recovered, 43,723 currently infected patients, 35,230 (81%) in mild condition, 8493 (19%) serious or critical, likely deaths (2858 + 8493 x15 =1274) = 4132 with the present trend and available treatment More cases outside China (1212) than in China (337), emergency in San Francisco, Saudi Arabia suspends entry for Muslim pilgrims,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

No country should make the mistake of ignoring COVID-19: WHO Chief

29th February 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
All countries should make more efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus and no country should make the “fatal” mistake of assuming that it won’t be affected by the virus, said WHO chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. As new countries confirmed having identified cases of infection for the first time,... Read more »
Practice Updates

WHO accelerates action to improve access to safe blood

29th February 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The World Health Organization has devised a new action plan to boost universal access to safe blood and blood products. The action plan integrates existing recommendations and recommends new improved ways of working. It is the beginning of a four-year collaborative effort to advance blood transfusion...Read more »
Practice Updates

New coronavirus cases in mainland China lowest since January

29th February 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Mainland China reported 327 new confirmed cases of coronavirus on Thursday, stated National Health Commission on Friday. This number has been the lowest since January 23. There were 433 cases a day earlier. The total number of confirmed cases in mainland China so far is currently 78,824... Read more »

FDA OKs Amisulpride for Postop Nausea and Vomiting

29th February 2020Pharmacists Internal Medicine
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given approval to amisulpride injection for the prevention and treatment of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in adults. This is the first and only antiemetic that has been approved for the rescue treatment of PONV for patients in whom previous prophylaxis...Read more »

Carrying Diabetes Tools 'in the Pocket' Improves HbA1c Control

29th February 2020Diabetes and Endocrinology Pathology & Lab Medicine
Patients with type 2 diabetes who formed part of a healthcare plan and used a computer and/or an app on a mobile device to access a portal with tools for diabetes management were found to adhere more with prescription refills and had improved A1c levels, revealed a 33-month study... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What procedure and safeguard is to be followed if there is no advance medical directive?

29th February 2020
In the landmark judgment titled as “Common Cause versus Union of India, 2018 (5) SCC 1 passed by the Hon’ble Constitution Bench of 4 Judges of the Supreme Court of India, it has held that: 192. It is necessary to make it clear that there will be cases where there is no Advance Directive...Read more »

eMedi Humor

An addiction

29th February 2020
Connie told her 4-year-old grandson not to jump on the beds. After several warnings she punished him, explaining that should he fall, he would hurt himself badly. Several minutes passed and he was back to jumping on the beds...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

What is the principal carbohydrate present in Amniotic fluid?

29th February 2020
a. Glucose
b. Fructose
c. Mannose...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: All about tea

29th February 2020
Tea is commonly thought of as black tea with milk and sugar. However, the word ‘tea’ refers to any herb. When Tulsi is boiled in water, it makes Tulsi tea; hot mint water makes mint tea. Several different herbs can be used to make different varieties of teas, such as jasmine tea, lemon tea, lemon grass tea, masala tea, sounf tea, etc. ... Read more »

eSpiritual: What is the importance of life force?

29th February 2020
A physical body becomes useless once the life force is gone. The same body, which was lovable to everyone, becomes a liability after death. Everyone wants to dispose it as early as possible as keeping a dead body at home is considered a bad omen....Read more »

Inspirational: Heaven and Hell

29th February 2020
A holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day - "Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like." The Lord showed the holy man two doors. He opened one of the doors and the holy man looked inside.... Read more »

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Covid-19 cases emerging faster outside China: WHO

There are now more new cases of the coronavirus reported each day outside China than inside the hardest-hit country, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. Geneva: There are now more new cases of the coronavirus reported each day outside China than inside the hardest-hit country,...Read more »  


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Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
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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?
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Yoga for improving bone mineral density

Osteoporosis and osteopenia are known to affect millions of people globally. The numbers tend to increase with the aging population. A safe, effective, and low-cost intervention is the need of the hour to manage these conditions... 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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