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Kerala government declares coronavirus as state disaster: Cases in North, South and Central Kerala

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
5th February 2020
CMAAO Update 4th February on Coronavirus 2019-nCoV
Over 2,239 people in the state are under observation, of which 2,155 are in their homes, while 84 are in hospitals. One hundred forty samples have so far been sent for testing, of which 46 are negative and the results of the rest are awaited.... Read more »

What caused the Muzaffarpur children deaths in June 2019

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
5th February 2020
Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Four months left and it’s time to prevent the same happening in 2020. Nearly half of the children who died due to acute encephalitis syndrome in Muzaffarpur, Bihar in mid-2019 had no history of litchi consumption.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO outlines steps to save 7 million lives from cancer

5th February 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) has emphasized the need to step up cancer services in low- and middle-income countries. WHO warns that, if current trends continue, there will be a 60% increase in cancer cases over the next two decades.... Read more »
Practice Updates

Hong Kong records first death from novel coronavirus; overall toll over 420

5th February 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Hong Kong has reported its first death from the newly identified coronavirus on Tuesday, the second fatality outside mainland China. The outbreak has killed over 420 people, has spread around the world and has raised fears for global economic growth....Read more »
Practice Updates

Kerala govt declares coronavirus a state calamity

5th February 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government on Monday declared novel coronavirus epidemic as a "state calamity" as a third student tested positive for the infection in the state. State health minister K K Shailaja stated that the government... Read more »

FDA Approves Novel Pandemic Influenza Vaccine

5th February 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first and only adjuvanted, cell-based pandemic vaccine for active immunization against the influenza A virus H5N1 strain. Influenza A (H5N1) monovalent vaccine, adjuvanted is for individuals aged 6 months and older....Read more »  

GI Symptoms May Be Overlooked in Coronavirus Cases

5th February 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Gastrointestinal symptoms, which had not been considered as the primary clinical features of the novel coronavirus, were observed in the first U.S. case of the illness, noted researchers. Coronavirus RNA was detected in the patient's stool sample on day 7 of the illness,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a patient seek redressal for grievances regarding treatment received?

5th February 2020
Yes. The National Board for Accreditation of Healthcare (NABH) Patient Charter has provisions for this.
5. Right to redress
• Patient has the right to justice by lodging a complaint through...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Price you pay for being good

5th February 2020
Three men were waiting to go to heaven. St Peter was at the gate and said, "However good you were to your wife that is the vehicle you will get in heaven". The first guy comes up to the gate and says, "I never, ever cheated on my wife and I love her"...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A 20-year-old man complains of difficulty in reading the newspaper with his right eye, three weeks after sustaining a gunshot injury to his left eye. The most likely diagnosis is:

5th February 2020
1. Macular edema.
2. Sympathetic ophthalmia...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: 5 tips to reduce salt in your diet

5th February 2020
1. Make reading food labels a habit. Sodium content is always listed on food labels. Sodium content can vary from brand to brand, so compare and choose the lowest sodium product. Certain foods do not taste particularly salty but are actually high... Read more »

eSpiritual: Science behind regrets

5th February 2020
In a US-based study, dying people were asked about their regrets, if any. The top five regrets were:
1. I wish I had the courage to live a life I wanted to live and not what others expected me to live.
2. I wish I had worked harder...Read more »

Inspirational: The Mango Tree

5th February 2020
Once upon a time, there lived a big mango tree. A little boy loved to come and play around it every day. He climbed to the tree top, ate the mangoes, and took a nap under the shadow… He loved the tree and the tree loved to play with him... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Health budget: blessing in disguise?

In the union budget, health sector allocations of Rs 69,234 crores, an overall increase of 4.1 percent over the previous year’s allocation of Rs. 66,499 crores. Under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) the budget was allocated for various departments...Read more »


From Other Newsletter



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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