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USA, Japan and India to evacuate their citizens from virus-affected areas in China, Air India jet on standby

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
30th January 2020
As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread, Air India awaits a government decision on whether to move the jet to evacuate Indians in China. An Air India Boeing 747 jet, 423 seater, double decker jumbo aircraft with 12 crew members,... Read more »

Dr k k Aggarwal

Decoding Coronavirus: Awareness and precautions are key

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and past National President IMA
30th January 2020
Wuhan Coronavirus: Akin to normal flu, it can spread during the incubation period and before the onset of symptoms. Reproduced from: https://www.hindustantimes.com/more-lifestyle/decoding-coronavirus-awareness-and-precautions-are-key/story-doEVbJGzXahp6s1zwTJ6hM.html published Jan 28, 2020... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO, China discuss next steps to fight coronavirus outbreak

30th January 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, met President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China in Beijing. Latest information on the novel coronavirus 2019 (2019-nCoV) outbreak was shared and they reiterated their commitment to bring it under control.... Read more »
Practice Updates

Heavy traffic pollution may affect kids' brain development

30th January 2020Internal Medicine Pediatrics
High levels of exposure to traffic-related air pollution at a very young age may result in structural changes in the brain, suggests an imaging study. Brain scans of 12-year-old children showed reduced thickness of the cortex and decreased gray matter volume...Read more »
Practice Updates

Coronavirus: Hope to shorten time to test samples, says NIV director

30th January 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The Indian Council of Medical Research National Institute of Virology (ICMR-NIV) has completed tests on 19 samples so far and ruled out the presence of the 2019 novel coronavirus. ICMR officials stated that 20 samples have been received.... Read more »

FDA Approves New Triple-Combo Pill for Type 2 Diabetes

30th January 2020 Diabetes and Endocrinology Pharmacists
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a triple-combination tablet (Trijardy XR), comprising empagliflozin, linagliptin, and extended-release metformin hydrochloride, for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes....Read more »  

Respiratory Changes after Weight Loss Surgery: Study

30th January 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Diabetes and Endocrinology
Within six months of undergoing weight loss surgery, obese patients exhibited structural changes on airway imaging that correlated with respiratory symptom improvements, reported researchers in a study published online in Radiology.... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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

30th January 2020
A doctor is expected to administer the medicines to his 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


30th January 2020
A young couple that had received many valuable wedding presents established their home in a suburb. One morning they received in their mail, two tickets for a popular show in the city, with a single line:...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which of the following has been associated with Zika virus infection?

30th January 2020
1. Guillain-Barré syndrome
2. Vasculitic neuropathy
3. Myasthenia gravis...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Use painkillers with caution in the elderly

30th January 2020
Painkillers can cause stroke via irregular heart rhythm. Non selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and new generation selective COX-2 inhibitors, commonly used to treat inflammation, are now linked to an increased risk of irregular ... Read more »

eSpiritual: Who am I? Know Your Soul Profile

30th January 2020
“I am not my physical body, as I know, once my body dies, nobody wants to touch it.” (Adi Shankaracharya in the Bhaja Govindam) “I am not my mind as I know whenever I am in trouble; the mind asks the heart for help”...Read more »

Inspirational: Creative food art portraits

30th January 2020
Take a look at an apple tree. There might be 500 apples on the tree, each with 10 seeds. That's a lot of seeds! We might ask, "Why would you need so many seeds to grow just a few more trees?". Nature has something to teach us here. It's telling us:... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

WHO corrects China virus global risk level to 'high'

Geneva, Jan 27 (AFP) The World Health Organisation on Monday admitted an error in its assessment of the global risk of a deadly virus in China, saying it was "high" and not "moderate". Geneva: The World Health Organisation on Monday admitted an error in its assessment of the global risk of a deadly virus in China,...Read more »


From Other Newsletter



Natural remedies for bone healing

Several drugs of plant origin have been described in the literature on Indian medical practice and have been used since long in Ayurveda medicine for fracture repair. Bone healing using plant extracts is a common practice in traditional medicine.... 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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