Dr k k Aggarwal

Medtalks around the globe: COVID-19

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
6th March 2020
5th March, 2020 : 1. Italy has shut down schools. After effects: It will have ripple effects: rise in child care costs for parents, suppliers would lose out on cafeteria food orders, babysitters and nannies in flux, and loneliness and tech defects for kids in online classes. 2. A scar for ex-Diamond Princess passengers: even for those without symptoms, as their friends ghost them, neighbours ignore them... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

Red infected persons, Yellow close contacts of infected persons, Green non infected. COVID-19

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
6th March 2020
4th March: CMAAO Update COVID-19 - SARS-CoV-2 India: 29 cases – Delhi, Noida, Gurugram, Agra, Jaipur, Kerala (5 states), 26 active cases, serious none, two clusters (driver + 16 Italians in Jaipur, 1 Delhi + 6 relatives Agra), 3 cured, 1 in Gurugram Paytm employee, 1 in Telangana. 17 Indians abroad infected with coronavirus:... Read more »

News From All Specialities

UN scales back conference amidst coronavirus outbreak

6th March 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The organizing committee of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), a major UN conference scheduled in March, has decided to scale the event down to a one-day meeting due to concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus. The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, had recommended the Member States, ... Read more »
Practice Updates

World Health Professionals Call on Governments to Prioritize Support for Healthcare Workers in the Front Line against Coronavirus

6th March 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA), representing around 31 million healthcare professionals, stands in solidarity with all healthcare workers worldwide who are on the front line in the fight against current coronavirus epidemic...Read more »
Practice Updates

Another Delhi resident tested positive on March 4

6th March 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
NEW DELHI: The novel coronavirus outbreak took a serious turn in India on Wednesday as the health ministry confirmed 23 new cases, all in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The total number of positive cases has reached 29. A 26-year-old Paytm employee, a resident of Janakpuri, has become the second Delhi resident to contract the virus.... Read more »

FDA upgrades montelukast warning

6th March 2020Pharmacists Allergy & Immunology
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is set to strengthen existing warnings about serious behavior and mood-related changes with montelukast, used in the treatment of asthma and allergy. The agency will add a boxed warning to montelukast advising healthcare providers to avoid prescribing montelukast for patients...Read more »

Bariatric Surgery Type Affects Diabetes Outcomes

6th March 2020Diabetes and Endocrinology Pharmacists
In patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM), outcomes of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery appear to be better than sleeve gastrectomy (SG), revealed a large cohort study. In about 10,000 patients who were followed for up to 5 years, weight loss was significantly greater with RYGB in comparison with SG at 1 year ... Read more »

Testing with combined biopsy method improves prostate cancer diagnosis: NIH study

5th March 2020Oncology Pathology & Lab Medicine
A method of testing for prostate cancer, developed at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), yields more accurate diagnosis and prediction of the disease course, suggests a large study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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

6th March 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


6th March 2020
One day a girl came home crying to her mom. The mom asked what was wrong. The girl responded, "I’m not a creation, God made men first! I’m nothing!" Then the mom said, "Oh baby that’s not true, God may have made men first, but there’s always a rough draft before the masterpiece." ...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A 40-year-old male had undergone splenectomy 20 years ago. Peripheral blood smear examination would show the presence of:

6th March 2020
1. Dohle bodies
2. Hypersegmented neutrophils...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Elderly should beware of commonly prescribed group of drugs

6th March 2020
Anticholinergics, a commonly prescribed group of drugs, may cause elderly people to "slow down" in their daily physical activities. Two reports from Wake Forest University School of Medicine support findings that anticholinergic drugs used to treat acid reflux, Parkinson's disease and urinary incontinence may cause older people... Read more »

eSpiritual: Five Types of People - from Nastik to Astik

6th March 2020
Following are the five types of people: 1. Nastik: Those who do not believe in God. 2. Astik: For whom God exists. 3. Those who believe that God also exists in them (I and the God are the same) 4. Those who believe in Tat Tvam Asi (God not only exists in me but also in you) 5. Those who believe that God is in everybody. ...Read more »

Inspirational: Happiness is a Voyage

6th March 2020
In some way, we are convinced that life will be better once we are married, have a baby, then another. But, then we get frustrated because our children are not old enough and we start believing that all will be well when they are older. Then we get frustrated because they are adolescents and we have to deal with them.... Read more »

Medical Voice

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Coronavirus spreading fast outside China, airports to increase screenings

World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said almost eight times as many cases had been reported outside China as inside in the previous 24 hours, adding that the risk of coronavirus spreading was now very high at a global level...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?
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Astaxanthin builds strength, endurance, and enhances mobility in the elderly

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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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