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Suspension of Rules 8, 9(8) & 18a of The PCPNDT Rules, 1996

Dr KK Aggarwal and Advocate Ira Gupta
29th April 2020
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has vide Notification dated 4th April, 2020 while exercising its powers under Section 32 of the Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostics Techniques (Prevention of Sex Selection) Act, 1994 (PCPNDT Act) has suspended the implementation of Rule 8, Rule 9(8) and Rule 18A(6) of the Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostics Techniques (Prevention of Sex Selection) Rules,... Read more »
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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 75

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA & Dr Anil Kumar, Director, HCFI
29th April 2020
(With regular inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev)
771: Safe handling and disposal of PPEs, Home Masks etc.
The requirement of PPEs: : To protect health workers from COVID-19, suitable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is mandatory, which include goggles,... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

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Hepatitis B: Prevalence, Hope

29th April 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
A recent article published in The Ulster Medical Journal reported that 887 000 people are killed by hepatitis B every year. This virus has been infecting humans and other hominidae and simian species for at least the last 7,000 years... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Global coronavirus cases surpass three million

29th April 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Confirmed coronavirus cases across the globe surpassed 3 million on Monday, as the United States tally approached 1 million cases. Several countries are currently preparing to ease lockdown measures that have been imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19... Read more »
Practice Updates

CDC adds 6 new symptoms to list of possible COVID signs

29th April 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded the list of possible symptoms of the coronavirus by adding 6 new symptoms. Considering the observations made by numerous doctors treating thousands of patients, the agency has included the following symptoms as possible indicators of COVID-19:... Read more »
Practice Updates

Coronavirus found in patient’s eyes days after it left her nose, say researchers

29th April 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Italy’s first COVID-19 patient traveled from Wuhan, China, to Italy in late January and a few days later, was admitted to the hospital with coronavirus symptoms. A report published recently in Annals of Internal Medicine has revealed that the patient had detectable traces of the virus in her eyes days after it had cleared from her nose....Read more »

Preeclampsia Linked with Mental Health Risk in Children

29th April 2020 Pharmacists Psychiatry
Hypertensive disorders in women during pregnancy, particularly preeclampsia, are associated with a significantly increased risk for mental health disorders in children, independent of the mental health history of either parent or of other potential risk factors, suggests new research...Read more »
Practice Updates

Myocardial Injury Common in COVID-19

29th April 2020 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
Myocardial injury was found to be common but mild and likely non-ischemic among hospitalized COVID-19 patients in New York City, suggest researchers. Elevated troponin levels were observed in around 40% of 2,736 patients with lab-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection admitted to one of five hospitals in the Mount Sinai Health System...Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

A Comparison of Dermatological Diseases of the Elderly in Relation to the Rest Population

29th April 2020 Dermatology
A recent study by Papadopoulos sought to identify different dermatological conditions among patients over 65 years of age compared to younger patients. Spanning from May 2015 to December 2017,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Are doctors supposed to administer medicine as per the manufacturer's instructions only?

29th April 2020
A doctor is expected to administer the medicines to his/her patients as per the instructions including the maximum dosage given on the package of the medicine. Doctor cannot depart from the instructions as given on the package of the medicine or any medical equipment...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Upset is Unhealthy

29th April 2020
The mother of a problem child was advised by a psychiatrist, "You are far too upset and worried about your son. I suggest you take tranquilizers regularly."
On her next visit the psychiatrist asked, "Have the tranquilizers calmed you down?"...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which factors may increase your risk of having a stroke?

29th April 2020
A. Hypertension and aging.
B. Being female and Caucasian.
C. Being female and African-American...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Low cholesterol linked to anxiety, depression, suicide, hemorrhagic stroke and cancers

29th April 2020
People with very low cholesterol levels are at increased risk of developing stomach cancer, according to a study published in the International Journal of Cancer. The study involved 2,600 residents of Hisayama, Japan, who were followed for 14 years. Gastric cancers developed in 97 subjects... Read more »

eSpiritual: Is the time and place of death predefined?

29th April 2020
Some gurus teach that the time and place of death is predefined and some do not. I personally feel that the life and respirations are predefined and not day and time of death. It is something like water in a sponge will become empty when every drop of water comes out but it...Read more »

Inspirational: Be a Good Friend

29th April 2020
One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, "Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday? He must really be a nerd."...Read more »

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Combating COVID-19: Patient treated with plasma therapy in Delhi recovers, discharged

New Delhi: The first patient, who was administered convalescent plasma therapy on compassionate grounds at Max Hospital in Saket, has now fully recovered and was discharged on Sunday. Dr Sangeeta told ANI: "It is an encouraging news for India. He was finally discharged today...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 »  


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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