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AHA Scientific Statement on Mind–Heart–Body Connection

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI
30th January 2021
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1329: AHA Scientific Statement on Mind–Heart–Body Connection
1. Healthcare professionals should give due consideration to psychological health in adults with or at risk for cardiovascular disease, advises a new AHA scientific statement. 2. The statement was published online January 25 in Circulation. 3. The statement by AHA, Psychological Health, Well-Being, and the Mind–Heart–Body Connection, has stated that psychological health can have a positive or negative influence on an individual’s health and risk factors for heart disease and stroke...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 29 th January 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
30th January 2021
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, 24M August 27, 25M August 30, 26M September 3, 27M September 7, 28M September 10, 29M September 14, 30M September 18, 31M September 21, 32M September 23, 33M September 28, 34M October 1, 35M October 4, 36M October 8, 37M October 11, 38M October 14, 39M October 17, 40M October 19, 41M October 22, 42M October 24, 43M October 26, 44M October 28, 45M October 30, 46M November 2,... Read more »
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Role of nutrition, dietary intake, and eating behavior post liver transplantation

30th January 2021Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Dietary intake which is influenced by eating behaviour determines the nutritional status of patients after liver transplantation. Evidence based observations suggested that malnutrition declines remarkably after liver transplantation. It has been reported that weight lost during liver disease is recovered within 1 year... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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BPLTTC – Antihypertensive agents as risk modifiers for prevention of incident/recurrent CV events irrespective of baseline criteria: Placing amlodipine in context

30th January 2021 Hypertension
Hypertension, a prominent cause of premature mortality, affects 1.13 billion people worldwide, though blood pressure (BP)... Read more »
Zinc Update

Clinical practice guidelines in chronic cough due to chronic bronchitis

30th January 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Chronic bronchitis is an ailment of the bronchi, which is manifested through cough and sputum expectoration that occurs on most days for a minimum 3 months of the year and for at least 2 consecutive years once the other respiratory or cardiovascular causes for the chronic productive cough are omitted... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO launches 10-year plan to tackle neglected tropical diseases

30th January 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Business and Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a new road map for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) that puts forward targets as well as innovative approaches to handle 20 diseases known to affect over a billion people, particularly the poor. The diseases are common in areas where there is insufficient access... Read more »

Novavax says its COVID-19 vaccine 89% effective in UK trial

30th January 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Novavax Inc has stated that its COVID-19 vaccine was found to be 89.3% effective in preventing COVID-19 in a study carried out in the United Kingdom. The vaccine was also effective in protecting against the coronavirus variant first detected in the UK, suggests a preliminary analysis. In a mid-stage trial of the vaccine conducted in South Africa,... Read more »

People on blood thinners can receive vaccine: ICMR

30th January 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
Fact-sheets of Covaxin and Covishield are soon going to be revised to allow individuals on blood thinners such as aspirin and clopidogrel to receive the vaccines. People taking anticoagulants may also take the vaccine with certain precautions, says the Indian Council of Medical Research director general Dr Balram Bhargava... Read more »

First Cases of South Africa Coronavirus Variant Detected in US

30th January 2021 Pathology & Lab MedicinePulmonary Medicine
A variant of the coronavirus, first detected in South Africa, has now been detected for the first time in US in two adults who have no travel history and are not connected to each other, reported officials on Thursday. The cases have been detected in the state of South Carolina. The B.1.351 variant has been found in over 30 countries... Read more »

1 in 3 adults suffer psychological distress due to COVID-19

30th January 2021Pathology & Lab MedicineEmergency Medicine
One in every three adults, particularly younger adults, women, and those belonging to the lower socioeconomic status, suffer psychological distress related to COVID-19, suggests a new study published in PLOS ONE. Investigators conducted a meta-analysis of 68 studies that were carried out during the pandemic,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What procedure and safeguard is to be followed if there is no advance medical directive?

30th January 2021
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,” it has held that: “192. It is necessary to make it clear that there will be cases where there is no Advance Directive...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Why did you paint one side

30th January 2021
Two cab drivers met. "Hey," asked one, "why did you paint one side of your cab red and the other side blue?"
"Well," the other responded, "when I get into an accident, you should see how all the witnesses contradict each other...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Acantholysis is characteristic of:

30th January 2021
1. Pemphigus vulgaris.
2. Pemphigoid.
3. Erythema multiforme...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Poor hygiene habits may lead to typhoid

30th January 2021
Typhoid fever is caused by the bacterium Salmonella typhi and is transmitted through the ingestion of food or drink contaminated by the feces or urine of infected people. Insects feeding on feces may occasionally transfer the bacteria to humans due to poor hygiene habits and public sanitation conditions... Read more »

eSpiritual: Collective Consciousness

30th January 2021
Consciousness refers to an energized field of information which has powers to do everything in the universe. Collective consciousness represents the internet of the collective souls of many people in a group. Collective consciousness is the strongest super power ever available in the universe. As per the Vedic texts,...Read more »

Inspirational: Two Monks and a Pretty Lady

30th January 2021
Once, a big monk and a little monk were traveling together. They reached the bank of a river where the bridge was damaged. They had to move across the river. They saw a pretty lady stuck at the damaged bridge. The big monk offered to carry her across the river on his back. The lady agreed...Read more »


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