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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: China starts vaccination

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
29th August 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1069: China Gives Experimental Coronavirus Vaccines to High-Risk Groups
China has been reportedly giving experimental coronavirus vaccines to high-risk groups for the COVID-19 infection, since July. There has been no vaccine yet that has passed the final, large-scale trials to prove its safety and efficacy in protecting people from contracting the virus. The objective is to boost the immunity of specific groups of people, including medical workers and those working at food markets and in the transportation and service sectors... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 28th August: Acute manageable immuno-thrombo-inflammatory viral disease with post viral phase, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
29th August 2020
Cases: 1M April 2, 2M April 15, 3M April 27, 4M May 8, 5M May 20, 6M May 30, 7M June 7, 8M June 15, 9M June 22, 10M June 29th, 11M July 4, 12M July 8, 13M July 13, 14M July 17, 15M July 23, 16M July 25, 17M July 29, 18M August 1, 19M August 6, 20M August 10, 21M August 16, 22M August 19, 23M August 21. Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity. Coronavirus Cases: 24,612,360, Deaths: 835,312, Recovered: 17,080,960... Read more »
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Altered Biochemical and Antioxidant Parameters in Alcoholic Liver Injury

29th August 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
There are several biomarkers associated with liver status which are affected by excessive alcohol consumption. The impact of alcohol quantity; however, has not been clearly elucidated on biochemical changes and oxidative stress in ALD patients... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Early management of hypertension is important for cardiovascular benefits

29th August 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension is one of the primary cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. Blood pressure (BP) lowering treatments can reduce the occurrence of myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure and CV and all-cause mortality. The detection of high BP is an important step in any CV prevention strategy with excellent health benefits... Read more »
Zinc Update

The Effect of a Multivitamin and Mineral Supplement on Immune Function in Healthy Older Adults

29th August 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Older adults are at increased risk for vitamin and mineral deficiencies that contribute to age-related immune system decline. A new study published in Nutrients aimed to test the hypothesis that taking a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement (MVM) could improve immune function in individuals at the age of 55 years and older... Read more »

News From All Specialities

World Mental Health Day an Opportunity to Initiate Increase in Investment in Mental Health

29th August 2020 Business and MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted people’s mental health around the world. Very few people across the globe have access to quality mental health services. The already limited access to quality, affordable mental healthcare has been further decreased due to the COVID-19 pandemic... Read more »

West African nation of Togo eliminates sleeping sickness as a public health problem

29th August 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Neurology
The West African nation of Togo has been successful in eliminating human African trypanosomiasis or ‘sleeping sickness’ as a public health problem. The nation has become the first in the African continent to achieve the milestone. Sleeping sickness, a tropical disease,... Read more »
Practice Updates

COVID-19 antibodies may last only for 50 days

29th August 2020 Emergency Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Mumbai: According to a study conducted on affected healthcare staff of JJ Group of Hospitals, COVID-19 antibodies may not last more than a couple of months. In this study of 801 people, there were 28 participants who tested positive for COVID-19 (on RT-PCR) around late April-early May...Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA Approves First-in-Class Androgen Inhibitor Acne Cream

29th August 2020 Dermatology Pharmacists
The USA FDA has granted approval to clascoterone cream 1%, a first-in-class topical treatment for acne, stated the drugmaker Cassiopea. This androgen receptor inhibitor is indicated for the treatment of acne vulgaris in male and female patients aged 12 years and above... Read more »

COVID-19 Cases Increase in Children in US, Deaths Remain Low

29th August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Children accounted for 9.3% of all COVID-19 cases in the US as of August 20, representing a rise from 9.1% the previous week, but only 0.06% of all US deaths reported, suggests a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association...Read more »

PCOS Cover Story :

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Medicolegal Corner

Is there a law for curbing noise pollution in hospitals?

29th August 2020
Yes. The Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000 (hereinafter referred to as “Noise Rules, 2000) were enacted and enforced in India with the aim to regulate and control noise producing and generating sources in order to maintain the ambient air quality standards in respect of noise...Read more »

eMedi Humor


29th August 2020
One day a girl came home crying to her mom. The mom asked what was wrong.
The girl responded, "I’m not a creation, God made men first! I’m nothing!"
Then the mom said, "Oh baby that’s not true,...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which one of the following is a recognized X-ray feature of rheumatoid arthritis?

29th August 2020
1. Juxta-articular osteosclerosis.
2. Sacroilitis.
3. Bone erosions...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Ways to get a restful sleep

29th August 2020
Limit caffeine intake: Those who take caffeine find it harder to fall asleep. Even a single cup of coffee taken in the morning may lead to sleeplessness at night. Caffeine tends to inhibit the effects of adenosine, a neurotransmitter that is believed to promote sleep. Caffeine also interrupts sleep as it... Read more »

eSpiritual: Following are the five types of people:

29th August 2020
• Nastik: Those who do not believe in God.
• Astik: For whom God exists.
• Those who believe that God also exists in them (I and the God are the same)...Read more »

Inspirational: Happiness is a journey

29th August 2020
We always try to convince ourselves that life will be better once we are married, have a baby. However, after this happens, we get frustrated because our children are not old enough. Then we start believing that all will be well when they are older. But again, we get frustrated as our children...Read more »

Medical Voice

Covid-19 tests will now be required for nursing home staff

29th August 2020
WASHINGTON: Scrambling to check the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes, the Trump administration announced Tuesday it will require facilities to test staff regularly or face fines. The move comes months after the White House first urged governors to test all nursing home residents and staff...Read more »


Medical voice

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Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
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Calcium channel blockers (CCBs) are the choice of therapy for post-stroke patients. A large-scale prospective study of 2667 post-stroke hypertensive patients treated with cilnidipine assessed BP control and adverse reactions in the patients... Read more »



How does sleep duration affect the development of osteoporosis

The American National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours of sleep per day for adults 18 years of age and older. There has been increasing amount of research into the association between osteoporosis and sleep. Longer sleep duration has been tied to increased risk of osteoporosis.... Read more »


Understanding how skin barrier evolves and reacts during the first few years of life

The structure of the stratum corneum (SC) and corresponding skin barrier develops from before birth up to about 4 years of age. Understanding the evolution of skin barrier structure during the first few years of life is the first step to developing solutions for improved infant skin health... Read more »


Bariatric surgery prevents severe CKD and ESRD

Patients that underwent weight-loss surgery lowered their risk of developing severe chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end stage renal disease (ESRD) when compared to conventionally treated patients, according to a study published in International Journal of Obesity... Read more »

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