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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: No-fault Compensation

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
2nd November 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1127: No-Fault Compensation for Vaccine Injury — What is the Other Side of Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccines?
1. The global vaccine race has over 200 vaccine candidates in preclinical and clinical development, with 11 in phase 3 trials. 2. Affluent governments that have invested in vaccine candidates have made bilateral agreements with developers which could lead to vaccine doses being reserved for the highest-income countries (Vaccine nationalism)...Read more »
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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: COVID-19 and Vitamin D

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
2nd November 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1126: Over 80% of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 are vitamin D deficient. Vitamin D deficiency was noted in 82.2% of patients admitted to a hospital with COVID-19 as per a study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The study found that serum Vitamin D levels are significantly reduced in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 compared to population-based controls of similar age and sex. The differences remain significant even once adjusting for the main confounding factors. The levels were particularly lower in the group of men with COVID-19. ... Read more »
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Vicious cycle of fatty liver and diabetes

2nd November 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is typified by hyperglycemia and dyslipidemia caused by islet ß-cells which lose their ability to secrete adequate insulin in response to different levels of long-standing insulin resistance (IR) in genetically predisposed individuals. This disease is known to pose a huge burden on exploding population... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Hypertensive treatment with 2-drug combinations – an effective option

2nd November 2020 Hypertension
The prevalence of hypertension, the most prominent modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease and mortality, continues to rise globally. It is estimated that, in 2010, nearly 31.1% of the global adult population worldwide suffered... Read more »
Zinc Update

Zinc supplementation might reduce common cold duration in healthy adults

2nd November 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
The common cold is generally characterized by acute inflammation of the nose, sinuses, pharynx, and larynx mainly because of viral infection. Episodes of cold are usually mild and do not develop to serious health problems such as pneumonia or bacterial infections, nor does it require hospitalization. But the high morbidity of this infection,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

COVID tests should play bigger role in international travel, says WHO expert

2nd November 2020 Business and Medicine Emergency Medicine
COVID-19 tests must be used more extensively in international travel than quarantines, stated the chair of the World Health Organization’s Emergency Committee. Chair of the independent panel of experts advising WHO on the COVID-19 pandemic, Didier Houssin,... Read more »

COVID-19 cases, deaths in India down to 50% of mid-September peak

2nd November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The COVID-19 pandemic in India has come down to 50% of its peak in mid-September. The decline has been sharper than the rise in cases and deaths leading to the peak. On Thursday, the 7-day rolling average of daily cases was 47,216. This was nearly half of what it was when there was a peak on September 17 with 93,735 cases... Read more »

Cognitive disorders linked to severe COVID-19 risk, says study

2nd November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Dementia and other cognitive disorders appear to be risk factors for developing severe COVID-19, suggests new research from the University of Georgia. Investigators analyzed data from around 1,000 diseases and two specific genes and compared the health profiles of COVID-19 patients with those testing negative, evaluating commonalities in COVID-19 patients... Read more »

Household spread of COVID-19 common and quick: CDC study

2nd November 2020 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
The spread of COVID-19 among members of a household after one person gets infected is common and can occur quickly following illness onset, suggests a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The person exposed or suspected of having COVID-19 must be isolated before getting tested...Read more »

Health Workers and Their Families Account for 1 in 6 Hospital COVID-19 Cases: Scottish Study

2nd November 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
According to a study from Scotland, healthcare workers and their families accounted for one in six (17.2%) hospital admissions for COVID-19 in the working age population (18-65 years). While hospital admission with COVID-19 in this age group was very low, investigators noted that the risk for healthcare workers... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What are the different types of euthanasia?

2nd November 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, has discussed about various types of euthanasia which are: In common parlance, euthanasia can be of three types,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

What if I have a bath

2nd November 2020
Mum: If you wash your face, Sammy, you can have one slice of chocolate cake. But if you wash your neck, too, you can have two slices.
Sammy: What if I have a bath?...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

When should you have your first cholesterol screening?

2nd November 2020
A. At age 10.
B. At age 20.
C. At age 35...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Do not replace saturated fat with refined carbohydrates

2nd November 2020
It would be wrong to say eat less fat. The actual message should be eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. While advocating low-fat diets, it is easier for patients to understand the advice if given in terms of foods, for instance, "Eat more fresh fruit", rather than nutrients, or "Reduce your intake of fat to less... Read more »

eSpiritual: Spiritual Prescription: Yoga Nidra

2nd November 2020
People in the East and the West are attracted to yogic practices, as they believe that they can find a solution to every problem therein, be it physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. Much importance has therefore been attached to relaxation techniques that one thinks might help a person in easing...Read more »

Inspirational: Sand and Stone

2nd November 2020
Two friends were walking through the desert, when at a specific point of the journey, they had an argument, and one of them slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was hurt. He wrote in the sand that his best friend slapped him in the face...Read more »


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An article published in the World Allergy Organization Journal elaborated on how the skin barrier structure and function are essential to human health. The authors stated that unrecognized functions of epidermal keratinocytes show... Read more »


An antibiofilm hydrofiber wound dressing: Clinical and in vitro performance

Biofilm has often been cited as a key pathological factor in non-healing wounds. It therefore seems crucial to manage the biofilm in order to expedite wound healing and achieve the desired outcome. A study by Scully and colleagues compared the clinical and in vitro performance... Read more »

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