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Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
3rd April 2020
Host range (Part 3): How many species does it infect? Can it transfer from species to species?
Source: DHS Science and Technology, Master Question List for COVID-19 (caused by SARS-CoV-2), Weekly Report, 18 March 2020
What do we know? · Early genomic analysis suggests that SARS-CoV-2 bears similarity to SARS,1 with a suggested bat origin.1-3... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 31

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
3rd April 2020
FACTS: Healthcare workers carrying out aerosol-generating procedures on COVID-19 patients in the ICU setting must use fitted respirator masks such as N95 respirators, FFP2, or equivalent, in comparison with surgical/medical masks, besides using other personal protective equipment(eg, gloves, gown, and eye protection... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Viral hepatitis – Indian scenario

3rd April 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
• Viral hepatitis has been recognized as a public health problem in India.
• HAV and HEV are major causes of acute viral hepatitis and acute liver failure (ALF)... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO concerned over rapid rise in COVID-19 spread, cases approach one million

3rd April 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Deaths from COVID-19 have more than doubled over the past week and will soon reach 50,000 across the globe. The global caseload was heading towards one million, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday... Read more »
Practice Updates

Children in the DRC at risk from measles, cholera epidemics

3rd April 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is in need of urgent support as it struggles with measles and cholera epidemics that kill thousands of children, besides the increasing threat from the COVID-19 pandemic, says UNICEF. In a recent report, the agency said that ongoing efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak... Read more »
Practice Updates

Coronavirus in India: Cases double to 2k in 4 days

3rd April 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: The COVID-19 case count in the country continues to show a steep rise. Nearly 388 new infections were reported on Wednesday, up from 315 on Tuesday. Tamil Nadu reported a three-figure number for the second consecutive day and the count of cases more than doubled overnight in Andhra Pradesh...Read more »

Coronavirus can spread one to three days before symptoms appear, says CDC study

3rd April 2020 Pharmacists Pulmonary Medicine
People infected with the novel coronavirus can potentially transmit the infection one-to-three days prior to symptom onset, suggests a study published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...Read more »

Preeclampsia Tied to Neurologic Disease in Full-Term Babies

3rd April 2020 NeurologyPharmacists
Full-term infants whose mothers had preeclampsia during pregnancy had increased odds of developing a range of neurologic diseases subsequently, suggested a population-based cohort study in Norway. These included attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), epilepsy, and intellectual disability....Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is it mandatory for the registered medical practitioner to specify in which specialty he has done his postgraduation?

3rd April 2020
No, it is not mandatory for the registered medical practitioner to specify in which specialty he has done his post-graduation qualification (MD/MS) on the prescription made by him to his patient. As per the provisions of Clause 1.4.2 of Indian...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Dream of a necklace

3rd April 2020
After she woke up, a woman told her husband, "I just dreamed that you gave me a pearl necklace for our anniversary. What do you think it means?" "You’ll know tonight." he said. That evening, the man came home with a small package and gave it to his wife...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A 55-year-old lady presenting to outpatient department (OPD) with postmenopausal bleeding for 3 months has a 1x1 cm nodule on the anterior lip of cervix. The most appropriate investigation to be done subsequently is:

3rd April 2020
1. Pap smear.
2. Punch biopsy...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Childhood obesity increasing at an alarming rate around the world

3rd April 2020
The prevalence of obesity among children is increasing at an alarming rate. Overweight four-year-old children have a doubled risk of high blood pressure by age six, raising the hazard of future heart attack and stroke... Read more »

eSpiritual: Spirituality - The Key To Health

3rd April 2020
To stay healthy, one needs to eat right, get plenty of exercise and rest, and avoid harmful habits such as smoking. But, now it is said that "what you believe in" can largely affect your health and longevity. Several studies show that patients with strong spirituality can improve their health from several chronic conditions,...Read more »

Inspirational: The Burnt Biscuits

3rd April 2020
When I was a kid, I remember one night when my mother had made dinner after a long, hard day at work. She placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burnt biscuits in front of my dad. My dad picked up the biscuit, smile at my mom and ask me how my day was at school...Read more »

Medical Voice

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Study shows middle-age COVID-19 mortality risk

Paris: Middle-aged people, and not just the elderly, have a dramatically higher risk of dying or developing serious illness from COVID-19, new research from Britain showed on Tuesday. The findings came in a new comprehensive analysis of virus cases in mainland China. Researchers from Britain analysed more than 3,600...Read more »  


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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
How to modernize clinic
Growing your digitize you clinic and practice...Read more »  
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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?
Very confident
Moderately confident...Read more »  


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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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