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CMAAO Corona Facts and Myth Buster 111 Strategic Lessons

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
29th May 2020
With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev
929: Lessons learnt from coronavirus strategies
1. Italy reached the mark of around 100,000 COVID-19 cases and over 10,000 deaths by March 29, becoming the deadliest epicenter in the pandemic. They delayed the implementation of strict social distancing measures. Even when officials started instituting social distancing as cases began to rise, the public did not seem to respond to government directives immediately.... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 27th May - 213 Countries

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
29th May 2020
Cases: 1M April 2, 2M April 15, 3M April 27, 4M May 8; 5M May 20
Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity
Doubling time India 13.5 days, USA 33 days, Brazil 13 days, Russia 18 days, Spain 47 days, UK 35 days, Italy 55 days, France 49 days, Turkey 37 days... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

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Hydro-alcoholic extract of Achillea millefolium - Impact on appetite hormone in experimental models

29th May 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Achillea millefolium is an orexigenic (appetite-stimulant) herb. A study evaluated the possible orexigenic effect of hydro-alcoholic extract of A. millefolium by measuring... Read more »

Derma Update

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Obesity and related skin disorders

29th May 2020 Dermatology
Globally, obesity is a major public health problem with an alarmingly increasing incidence over more than two decades. The consequences of obesity related skin disorders are underestimated. In this review paper, the effect of obesity on the skin has been discussed. ... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO Foundation Created to Support Critical Global Health Needs

29th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes the formation of the WHO Foundation, an independent grant-making entity. The Foundation will support the Organization’s efforts to address the most crucial global health challenges. The Foundation will be headquartered in Geneva... Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA Approves Only Drug in U.S. to Treat Severe Malaria

29th May 2020 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted approval for artesunate for injection to treat severe malaria in adult and pediatric patients. Treatment of severe malaria with intravenous (IV) artesunate must be followed by a complete treatment course of an appropriate oral antimalarial regimen... Read more »
Practice Updates

U.S. coronavirus deaths cross 100,000 mark as country reopens

29th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Over 100,000 people in the United States have been killed by the novel coronavirus, as per a Reuters tally on Wednesday. The slowdown in deaths has encouraged businesses to reopen across the country. On average, nearly 1,400 Americans have died each day in May,...Read more »

COVID-19 - India records over 1.5 lakh cases, last 50k in 9 days

29th May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: India crossed 1.5 lakh COVID-19 cases as it registered 6,366 new cases on Wednesday, taking the country’s total to 1,54,141. It took 109 days to cross the mark of one lakh cases, but only nine days to cross the level of the next 50,000 cases, pointing to a huge spike in fresh cases...Read more »
Practice Updates

New Oral Testosterone Undecanoate Restores Normal Testosterone Levels

29th May 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
A new oral testosterone undecanoate (TU) formulation can potentially restore testosterone concentrations to normal in hypogonadal men, suggests new report published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Investigators assessed the efficacy and safety of the new oral...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What should be done if a non-pharmacist is found dispensing a drug in a pharmacy?

29th May 2020
As per the provisions of Section 42 of the Pharmacy Act 1948, only the registered pharmacist can compound, prepare, mix, or dispense any medicine on prescription of a medical practitioner. Also, the medical practitioner can dispense medicine to his own patients or with the general or special...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Jumping on Beds

29th May 2020
Connie told her 4-year-old grandson, Dean, 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

An increased incidence of cholangiocarcinoma is seen in all of the following except:

29th May 2020
1. Hydatid cyst of liver.
2. Polycystic disease of liver.
3. Sclerosing cholangitis...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: First aid for poisonous bites and stings

29th May 2020
It is common for people to panic if they have been bitten or stung. Tell the patient that many snakes, spiders, insects and sea creatures are harmless, and even the bites and stings of dangerous animals often do not cause poisoning.... Read more »

eSpiritual: Dealing with Stress

29th May 2020
Stress may be broadly defined as comprising of three components, namely a "known situation, interpretation of a situation and the physical and mental reaction to that interpretation of the situation". • Stress is a situation: There cannot be stress without a situation. One cannot be stressed about some...Read more »

Inspirational: Are you a potato, an egg, or a coffee bean?

29th May 2020
A girl once complained to her father that her life was miserable and full of problems. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed that as one problem was solved, another one followed. Her father was a Chef. He took her to the kitchen and filled three pots with water and placed each on ...Read more »

Medical Voice

COVID-19 here to stay till 2021, aggressive testing needed to curb its spread: Health experts

29th May 2020
Global health experts on Wednesday said novel coronavirus is here to stay for more than a year and called for aggressive testing to prevent its spread. In an interaction with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, health experts Professor Ashish Jha and Professor Johan Giesecke talked about the...Read more »


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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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