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1st Coronavirus case confirmed in India in Kerala

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
31st January 2020
Person-to-person transmission in three countries outside China - Germany, Japan and Vietnam
2019 n-CoV behaves like SARS, has its origin from bats, spreads through large droplets and predominantly from people having lower respiratory infections... Read more »

Dr k k Aggarwal

1,700 doctors with PG Diploma from IGNOU can’t practice Cardiology, MCI refuses to recognize their degrees

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
31st January 2020
The two-year course was started in 2006 to train doctors as Cardiologists in 70 hospitals all over the country. From 2006 to 2012, nearly 1,700 doctors opted for the course. The university stopped fresh enrolment in the year 2013... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO confirms first cases of novel coronavirus in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

31st January 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed the first cases of 2019-nCoV in the Eastern Mediterranean Region in the United Arab Emirates. Four members of the same family from Wuhan City in China arrived in the United Arab Emirates... Read more »
Practice Updates

Stepped-up efforts needed to fight pneumonia

31st January 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pediatrics
Scaling up pneumonia-related interventions could save the lives of nearly nine million children over the next decade, the United Nations Children’s Fund said. According to a new scientific model produced by Johns Hopkins University, in the United States, improving pneumonia treatment...Read more »
Practice Updates

Cabinet approves raising upper limit for permitting abortions to 24 weeks

31st January 2020 Business and Medicine Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The Union Cabinet has approved extending the upper limit for permitting abortions from the present 20 weeks to 24 weeks. The Cabinet approved the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 to amend the Medical Termination... Read more »

Fruits, vegetables, tea consumption linked with lower Alzheimer's risk

31st January 2020 Neurology Pharmacists
Elderly people consuming diets rich in flavonols, antioxidants found in fruits, vegetables, and tea, may be less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, suggests a new study. Researchers followed 921 people without dementia for about six years....Read more »  

Gut Microbiome Less Diverse in Teens with Obesity and PCOS

31st January 2020 Gastroenterology Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Teens with obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have decreased bacterial diversity and a more unhealthy gut microbiome in comparison with similar-sized teens without PCOS, suggests a new study published online January 23 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What are the duties of a doctor in respect of signing professional certificates, reports and other documents?

31st January 2020
Regulation 7.7 elaborates on the issue of signing professional certificates, reports and other documents. It states as follows: “Registered medical practitioners are in certain cases bound by law to give, or may from time to time be called upon...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Old age secret

31st January 2020
Grandpa was celebrating his 100th birthday and everybody complimented him on how athletic and well-preserved he appeared. "Gentlemen, I will tell you the secret of my success," he cackled. "I have been in the open air day after day for some 75 years now."...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which of the following is the first step indicated by the testing algorithm provided by the CDC for pregnant women with history of travel to an area with Zika virus who are asymptomatic 2 weeks after travel?

31st January 2020
1. Fetal ultrasonography
2. RT-PCR testing...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Lifestyle counseling can reduce heart disease

31st January 2020
An intensive effort to change the lifestyle in people at high risk of heart disease can help them reduce such risk factors as high blood pressure, cholesterol and smoking. A trial, called the Euroaction study, published in The Lancet,... Read more »

eSpiritual: Difference between smile, hug and laugh

31st January 2020
Smile is a sign of joy while hug is a sign of love. Laughter, on the other hand, is a sign of inner happiness. None of them are at the level of mind or intellect. All come from within the heart. They are only the gradations of your expressions of your happiness....Read more »

Inspirational Story: An Office Boy

31st January 2020
A jobless man applied for the position of ‘office boy’ at a very big company. The employer interviewed him, then a test: clean the floor. "You are hired." The employer said. "Give me your email address, and I’ll send you the application to fill, as well as when you will start."... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

India should introduce nutrition-specific policy and budget : Dr Antaryami Dash

The scale of the challenge in tackling child malnutrition is undeniable. Millions of children are malnourished because of who they are and where they live. The scale of the challenge in tackling child malnutrition is undeniable....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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