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A Mark of Health

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO & Past National President IMA
31st August 2020
Reproduced from: India Legal, https://www.indialegallive.com/top-news-of-the-day/digital-health-id-a-mark-of-health, published August 22, 2020
The ambitious National Digital Health Mission under which every Indian will get a health ID has many pros. But there are also concerns about privacy and confidentiality which should be addressed. During my internship at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, Maharashtra, in 1979,... Read more »
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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: 15 minutes rapid antigen test

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
31st August 2020
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1071: Abbott's 15-minute, point of care COVID-19 nasal swab antigen test gets FDA emergency use authorization. Mobile App Displays Test Results. Abbott announced US FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for its COVID-19 Ag Card rapid test for detection of COVID-19 infection. The company is set to sell this test... Read more »
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Prevalence of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome in Patients with Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

31st August 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Obesity and diabetes are known risk factors for advanced alcoholic liver disease. Both are also key components of the metabolic syndrome. The present study estimated the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its components in a US... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Early management of hypertension is important for cardiovascular benefits

31st August 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension is one of the primary cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. Blood pressure (BP) lowering treatments can reduce the occurrence of myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure and CV and all-cause mortality. The detection of high BP is an important step in any CV prevention strategy with excellent health benefits... Read more »
Zinc Update

Zinc Signals and Immunity

31st August 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
An article published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences stated that zinc homeostasis is crucial for adequate function of the immune system. Zinc deficiency and its excess lead to severe disturbances in immune cell numbers and activities,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Severe or fatal COVID-19 very rare in children

31st August 2020 Business and MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
Children and young people have lesser likelihood, compared to adults, of getting severe cases of COVID-19 infection, and death from the disease among children is very rare, suggests research from UK. According to the study of COVID-19 patients admitted to 138 hospitals in Britain,... Read more »

COVID-19 positivity rate on decline for three fortnights in a row in India

31st August 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New Delhi: Amid the rise in COVID-19 cases, the positivity rate for the country, measured over a 14-day period, has shown a declining trend for three fortnights in a row — right from 11.23% from July 15-28 to 8.84% between August 1 and 14, and now at 7.87% between August 14 and 27... Read more »
Practice Updates

Aspirin as a prophylaxis of COVID-19-induced coagulopathy?

31st August 2020 Cardiology Public Health
The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease has been observed to present with an array of phenotypes, from asymptomatic to severe, rapid multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) and death. While the mechanisms that...Read more »
Practice Updates

Anorexia May Restrict Young Women's Growth

31st August 2020 Diabetes and Endocrinology Pharmacists
Anorexia nervosa may impede the growth and impact the future height of teenage girls, suggests a new study. Investigators reviewed data from 255 adolescent girls hospitalized for AN at an average age of 15 years. Their height was measured at the time of hospital admission, discharge,... Read more »

Fecal Transplant Seems Promising in Reducing Alcohol Craving

31st August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
According to a study presented at the Digital International Liver Congress 2020, fecal microbiota transplantation can lead to a short-term reduction in alcohol craving in patients with alcohol-induced cirrhosis who are unable to quit drinking...Read more »

Pancreatitis - Another Presenting Sign of COVID-19

31st August 2020 Emergency Medicine Pharmacists
As per a retrospective study in a New York health system, COVID-19 patients can present with acute pancreatitis, often idiopathic in origin, with Black and Hispanic patients with pancreatitis having higher likelihood than others to have the infection...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

How should a medical emergency be handled?

31st August 2020
Most acute emergencies will require emergent evaluation and treatment. Delay in treatment, even of minutes, can take away life. In emergency, do not waste time to think; rush to a bigger hospital, which offers all facilities and make sure that the person is attended to in time...Read more »

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Murphy's Laws for Humor

31st August 2020
If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you ever tried...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

In a patient with a tumor in superior mediastinum compressing the superior vena cava, all the following veins would serve as alternate pathways for the blood to return to the right atrium, except:

31st August 2020
1.Lateral thoracic vein.
2.Internal thoracic vein...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: All diabetics must have an eye check up done

31st August 2020
The vast majority of diabetic patients who develop diabetic retinopathy have no symptoms until the very late stages (by which time it may be too late for effective treatment). The rate of progression may be rapid. Therefore, treatment has a role to play in both symptom amelioration as well as... Read more »

eSpiritual: Three great sentences of importance apart from mahavakyas

31st August 2020
• Brahma Satyam Jagan Mithya Jivo Brahmaiva Na Aparah. Brahman only exists truly, the world is false, and the individual soul is Brahman only and no other.
• Ekam Evadvitiyam Brahma. Brahman is one, without a second (There is one absolute reality, without any secondary parts)...Read more »

Inspirational: The Three Dolls

31st August 2020
A sage presented a prince with three small dolls. The prince said that he was not a girl and asked the sage why was he giving him dolls. The sage replied that this was a gift for a future king. He asked the prince to look carefully; there was a hole in the ear of each doll...Read more »


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Calcium channel blockers (CCBs) are the choice of therapy for post-stroke patients. A large-scale prospective study of 2667 post-stroke hypertensive patients treated with cilnidipine assessed BP control and adverse reactions in the patients... Read more »



How does sleep duration affect the development of osteoporosis

The American National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours of sleep per day for adults 18 years of age and older. There has been increasing amount of research into the association between osteoporosis and sleep. Longer sleep duration has been tied to increased risk of osteoporosis.... Read more »


Understanding how skin barrier evolves and reacts during the first few years of life

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Bariatric surgery prevents severe CKD and ESRD

Patients that underwent weight-loss surgery lowered their risk of developing severe chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end stage renal disease (ESRD) when compared to conventionally treated patients, according to a study published in International Journal of Obesity... Read more »

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