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Third case of Corona confirmed in Kerala, again a primary case

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
4th February 2020
Summary : 7th Feb Friday to be observed as National Wear Red Day. Continue asking patients with suspected flu or diarrhea if they, or someone they have been in contact with, recently returned from China’s affected area. Corona is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern as person-to-person transmission in UK, USA, Germany, Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam (mandatory to report to WHO human and animal ... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Today is World Cancer Day

4th February 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
World Cancer Day is organized by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and observed each year on February 4. This Day aims to save millions of preventable deaths by raising awareness and education about cancer,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Second confirmed case of novel coronavirus in Kerala

4th February 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Kerala has reported the second confirmed case of novel coronavirus in a student who returned from Wuhan, China. She is admitted to the Alappuzha medical college hospital. Preliminary examination by NIV Pune confirmed the deadly virus, said state health minister KK Shailaja...Read more »
Practice Updates

Combination of flu, HIV drugs appears to help fight coronavirus, suggest Thai doctors

4th February 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Thai doctors have seen promising results in treating severe cases of the new coronavirus with combination of medications for flu and HIV, with vast improvement seen in 48 hours after applying the treatment, they stated on Sunday... Read more »

Eighth US coronavirus case confirmed

4th February 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
An eighth case of coronavirus in the United States has been confirmed in a Boston man in his 20s, stated health officials on Saturday. The man is a student at the Boston campus of the University of Massachusetts. He had recently returned from Wuhan,...Read more »  

Climbing Intervention seems Effective and Durable for Depression

4th February 2020 Psychiatry Pharmacists
Bouldering psychotherapy (BPT), an intervention that combines a unique style of rock climbing with psychotherapy, may offer an effective and durable treatment option for depression, suggests new research published online in Heliyon... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Are advance medical directives legal in India?

4th February 2020
Yes, 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 duly held that the advance medical directives are legal in India...Read more »

eMedi Humor

NO + NO = Yes

4th February 2020
In a mathematics class the teacher told the student that minus * (times) minus –*– = + and also NO + NO = Yes. So, a boy was pressed to go to toilet. He then asked the teacher, "Excuse me, sir, can I use the toilet?" The teacher said,...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

All the following are true regarding abscess of the spleen except:

4th February 2020
a) Majority of splenic abscesses result from hematogenous spread from other sites.
b) Both Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms are responsible for abscess of spleen...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Asthma patients should check with their doctor before going for holiday

4th February 2020
People with chronic obstructive lung disease, emphysema and other serious lung diseases can safely travel by airplane, but they should be evaluated by their doctor before travel. In a study of 500 lung disease patients surveyed after a planned flight,... Read more »

eSpiritual: Why do we prostrate before parents and elders?

4th February 2020
Most of us are taught to prostrate before our parents, elders, teachers and noble souls by touching their feet. They, in turn, bless us by placing their hand on or over our heads. Prostration is done daily or on important occasions. ...Read more »

Inspirational Story: A harsh word

4th February 2020
A woman used to buy eggs and butter from a farmer who had a fine reputation not only for the quality of his products, but also for his promptness of delivery. One fine day, when she was expecting guests, he failed to come. On the next delivery, she spoke harshly to him... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Budget 2020 : Healthcare gets Rs 69,000 crore; Rs 6,400 crore for Ayushman Bharat 2020

This is an increase of Rs 6,341 crore from the last year budget, which was 62,659 crore Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman informed that Rs 69,000 crore will be allocated to the healthcare sector, out of which Rs 6,400 crore will be for Ayushman Bharat...Read more »


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Nutraceuticals for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Oxidative stress is a major contributor to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) pathology. Nutraceuticals target inflammation and oxidative stress pathogenic pathways. Several nutraceuticals have anti-inflammatory or antioxidant properties and yield functional improvements.... 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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