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Beware of Corona Myths: It is safe to receive a letter or a package from China

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
6th February 2020
Multispeciality
CMAAO Update 5th February on 2019-nCoV
Kerala government declares coronavirus as a state disaster: Three primary cases in North, South and Central Kerala (Kasaragod district in north Kerala, Thrissur in central Kerala and Alappuzha in South Kerala)

Beware of Myths : 1. It is safe to receive a letter or a package from China. People receiving packages from China are not at risk of contracting the new virus. Coronaviruses do not survive for a long period on objects like letters or packages.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Today is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

6th February 2020 Business and Medicine Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Principally concentrated in 30 countries in Africa and the Middle East, female genital mutilation is a universal problem and is practiced in some countries in Asia and Latin America as well. Female genital mutilation is also seen among immigrant populations living in Western Europe,... Read more »
Practice Updates

WHO calls for improved data-sharing on coronavirus

6th February 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has urged all health ministers to improve data-sharing on coronavirus immediately and said that a team of international experts would be sent to work with Chinese counterparts...Read more »
Important
Practice Updates

India Works on Treatment Protocol for Coronavirus

6th February 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New Delhi: India’s top health research agency is working on a standard treatment protocol for managing coronavirus infection. This will include a mix of antiretrovirals used to treat HIV/AIDS, similar to protocols that are currently being followed in China.... Read more »

2020 Child and Adolescent Vaccine Schedule Released

6th February 2020Gastroenterology Pharmacists
The 2020 Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedules, published online in Pediatrics and on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, are marked by inclusion of the guidance that a hepatitis A catch-up vaccination is now recommended for anyone who has not been vaccinated as a child....Read more »  

Cetuximab Harmful for Operable CRC Liver Metastases

6th February 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Adding cetuximab to perioperative chemotherapy worsened survival for colorectal cancer (CRC) patients with operable liver metastases, suggest long-term results from a randomized trial. With over 5 years of follow-up, median overall survival (OS) declined from 81 months... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can doctor/surgeon/consultant be held liable for not rendering a service or facility, which is not available in the hospital?

6th February 2020
The doctor cannot be held liable for not rendering a facility, which was not available in the hospital. If the hospital knowingly fails to provide some amenities that are fundamental for the patients, then it would certainly amount to medical malpractice;...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Communication technician

6th February 2020
A communication technician drafted by the army was at a firing range. At the range, he was given some instructions, a rifle and 50 rounds. He fired several shots at the target. The report came from the target area that all attempts had completely missed the target....Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Acantholysis is characteristic of:

6th February 2020
1. Pemphigus vulgaris.
2. Pemphigoid.
3. Erythema multiforme...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Skin care

6th February 2020
• Clean with soap and water.
• Moisturizers can make the skin dirty.
• Dryness is better than being dirty... Read more »
Spiritual

eSpiritual: How to Remove Negative Thoughts

6th February 2020
Darkness is absence of light and similarly negative thoughts are absence of positive thoughts. The answer to negative thoughts is to bring back positive thoughts. An idle mind is a devil’s workshop and will always think negative...Read more »

Inspirational: Growing Deep and Strong!

6th February 2020
One day, my mother and I were working together in the garden where we were transplanting plants for the third time. Grown from seed in a small container, the plants had been transferred to a larger container; then transplanted into the garden... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

World Cancer Day 2020: What India can and should do

How can we make access to cancer treatment and care equal for all? Can India win the fight against cancer? For its 20th anniversary, World Cancer Day – an initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) – makes an empowering call...Read more »
 

Medbytes

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Orthopedic

Orthopedics

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 »

Allergy-and-Immunology

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 »

Dermatology

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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