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CMAAO IMA HCFI Coronavirus Myth Buster 29

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
2nd April 2020
One can do COVID-19 test every 48 hours once positive : No. It’s a waste of resources. Kanika Kapoor, Bollywood's first coronavirus victim, has tested positive for Covid-19 for the fifth consecutive time in 10 days. She is presently admitted to Lucknow's Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences. ... Read more »
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World COVID-19 Meter 1st April

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
2nd April 2020
1st April COVID-19 Update: Deaths will cross 50,000 in 202 countries, Minimum expected deaths - 46975 1st one lac got infected in 67 days, 2nd in 11 days, 3rd in 4 days, 4th in 3 days, 5th in 2.5 days, 6th in 2 days, 7th in 2 days, 8th in 1.5 days USA, Italy, Spain numbers cross China mark First reported Case: 10th January... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

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Risk factors associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in nondiabetics in a South Indian population

2nd April 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
A study was recently conducted to determine the risk factors associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in nondiabetics in South India. Overall, 345 asymptomatic participants were recruited in the study... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Today is World Autism Awareness Day

2nd April 2020 PsychiatryPathology & Lab Medicine
The United Nations General Assembly declared April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day (A/RES/62/139) to emphasize the need to help improve the quality of life of those with autism and help them lead full and meaningful lives as an integral part of society. This day recognizes and celebrates the rights of persons with autism... Read more »
Practice Updates

New WHO Guide to help countries increase access to essential medicines

2nd April 2020 Business and Medicine Pharmacists
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a new user guide for countries - ‘Selection of medicines at country level’ – that is based on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines. It outlines the key actions that the countries must undertake to develop and update their own national essential medicines lists... Read more »
Practice Updates

COVID-19 in India: 315 cases on Tuesday, total crosses 1600

2nd April 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: India saw a steep rise in fresh coronavirus cases, led by 82 in Maharashtra and 57 in Tamil Nadu, as 315 new infections were reported on Tuesday. This was nearly double the previous day’s number. The total number of cases detected in India crossed 1600. The number of deaths among COVID-19 cases rose to 52...Read more »

Loss of taste, smell key COVID-19 symptoms, says British scientists' study

2nd April 2020 Pharmacists Pulmonary Medicine
Losing sense of smell and taste may be the best way to tell if you have COVID-19 infection, suggests a study of data collected through a symptom tracker app developed by British scientists to help monitor the pandemic. Nearly 60% of patients who were later confirmed as positive for COVID-19...Read more »

Mindfulness Interventions Tied to Cognitive Benefit

2nd April 2020 NeurologyPharmacists
Mindfulness-based interventions can have a beneficial effect on cognition, although only in certain cognitive domains, suggests new research that was scheduled to be presented at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) Conference 2020. A meta-analysis of 78 randomized controlled trials with 5918 participants...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a registered medical practitioner compel or force his patient to purchase the drug/medicine from him only?

2nd April 2020
No, a registered medical practitioner cannot compel or force his patient to purchase the drug/medicine from him only. A per Item No. 5 of the Schedule K of the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 and Clause 6.3 of the Code of Medical Ethics,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Communication technician

2nd April 2020
A communication technician drafted by the army was at a firing range. At the range, he was given some instructions, a rifle and 50 rounds. He fired several shots at the target. The report came from the target area that all attempts had completely missed the target. The technician looked at his weapon,...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A 45 yr old female complains of progressive lower limb weakness, spasticity, urinary hesitancy. MRI shows intradural enhancing mass lesion. Most likely diagnosis is:

2nd April 2020
a) Dermoid cyst
b) lntradural lipoma...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Women who eat lot of meat are prone to weight gain

2nd April 2020
Women who eat a lot of meat are apt to weigh more than those who do not. Previous studies have consistently shown that vegetarians are lighter and have a lower body mass index than their omnivorous counterparts. A study from Brigham Young evaluated 284 premenopausal women,... Read more »

eSpiritual: Understanding who we are…

2nd April 2020
The classical description of ‘who we are’ comes from Adi Shankaracharya’s Bhaja Govindam, where he says that even the wife refuses to touch the same physical body after death, and if she touches it, a ritual bath has to be taken. This means physical body is not what we are...Read more »

Inspirational: The Talking Bird

2nd April 2020
A fellow lived alone and went to a pet store to buy a parrot. He thought the bird might keep him company in his lonely hours. However, the very next day, he went back to complain that the bird didn’t talk. The store owner asked if he had a mirror in its cage,...Read more »

Medical Voice

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COVID-19: Health ministry issues advisory for aged people

NEW DELHI: Stating that the course of COVID-19 tends to be more severe in the case of the elderly population, resulting in higher mortality, the Union Health Ministry has issued a health advisory, listing some "dos" and "don'ts" for reducing the transmission of the virus among the aged section. The advisory said globally,...Read more »  


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Doctors Survey

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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Early phase-2 trial of TAS-205 in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a progressive muscular disease characterized by chronic cycles of inflammatory and necrotic processes. Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) is produced by hematopoietic PGD synthase (HPGDS), which is pathologically implicated in muscle necrosis... 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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