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COVID-19 has raised several quarantine issues

Dr KK Aggarwal, President, CMAAO and former National President, IMA
6th April 2020
Reproduced from: https://www.indialegallive.com/top-news-of-the-day/news/covid-19-has-raised-several-quarantine-issues-93773, published March 28, 2020,
While stamping the hands of those quarantined may seem an obvious method to prevent them from straying outside, they too have a constitutional right to live with dignity and without stigmatisation While quarantine during a pandemic is a must, ... Read more »
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More than 60% reduction in air pollution levels (PM10 and PM2.5 average values 24 hourly) in Delhi NCR after 11 days of lock down

Dr KK Aggarwal and Dr Anil Kumar (Heart Care Foundation of India)
6th April 2020
During complete lock down, the values of PM10 and PM2.5 in Delhi-NCR are significantly below the standards. Air quality Index (AQI) is in the good/satisfactory range. About a million people are affected worldwide due to COVID-19 pandemic. As a preventive measure, on the appeal of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India,... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

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Effects of turmeric and chicory on obesity markers and lipid profile in NAFLD

6th April 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
Looking for new strategies to reduce the risk factors of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), investigators recently studied the effects of turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) and chicory seed (Cichorium intybus L.) supplementation.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

FDA Coordinates National Effort to Develop Blood-Related Therapies to Treat COVID-19

6th April 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as part of response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has taken lead on a national effort to promote the development of, and access to, two investigational therapies derived from human blood. These include convalescent plasma and hyperimmune globulin... Read more »
Practice Updates

IMF, WHO urge leaders to prioritize health spending to control new coronavirus

6th April 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Health Organization have made an appeal to leaders of the developing countries to focus on paying medical staff, buying protective gear and other health expenditures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.In a joint column in the UK’s Telegraph newspaper, ... Read more »
Practice Updates

WHO re-emphasizes warning that kids are affected by coronavirus too

6th April 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The World Health Organization has reiterated that children can also be affected by the new coronavirus, and stated that the disease has claimed the lives of several young people. "The very notion that 'COVID-19 only affects older people' is factually wrong," the head of the WHO's European branch,...Read more »

Breastfeeding Linked to Lower Risk of Ovarian Cancer

6th April 2020 Pharmacists Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Breastfeeding for any duration has been found to be associated with a reduced risk of borderline and invasive ovarian tumors, suggested a retrospective study. A pooled analysis of around 24,000 women revealed that breastfeeding at any point had a significant association with...Read more »

Tanezumab beneficial in refractory patients with osteoarthritis

6th April 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
A phase III study of tanezumab, a nerve growth factor and monoclonal antibody, has revealed positive findings in a refractory patient population with knee or hip osteoarthritis (OA). The results were good enough for the agent to be possibly approved after a long and rugged journey...Read more »

CV Benefit of Icosapent Ethyl Related to EPA Levels: REDUCE-IT

6th April 2020 Cardiology Pharmacists
The reduction in cardiovascular (CV) events evident in the REDUCE-IT trial with icosapent ethyl was directly related to on-treatment serum levels of EPA, and not to a reduction in triglyceride levels as previously anticipated, suggested a new analysis presented at the virtual American College of Cardiology 2020...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What is res ipsa loquitur?

6th April 2020
Res ipsa loquitur is a Latin Maxim for “the thing (situation) speaks for itself.” The principle of res ipsa loquitur is an evidential principle, which, in some cases, allows the court to draw an inference of negligence...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Trouble on the Roof

6th April 2020
Mike and Rob were laying tiles on a roof when a sudden gust of wind came and knocked down their ladder. "I have an idea," said Mike. "We'll throw you down, and then you can pick up the ladder." "What, do you think I'm stupid?"...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Estrogen replacement for postmenopausal symptoms causes a decrease in

6th April 2020
a. LDL
b. Cholesterol
c. VLDL...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Tips to prevent pneumonia

6th April 2020
• Get vaccinated with the flu and pneumococcal vaccines
• Practice respiratory and cough hygiene to protect yourself against respiratory infections that may lead to pneumonia.... Read more »

eSpiritual: The spiritual meaning of the word ‘Artha’

6th April 2020
Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha are the four fundamental principles of our very existence which means earning righteously with a desire to fulfil the inner happiness. Righteous earning is called ‘Artha’ and mistakenly it has been linked to materialistic money. In mythology,...Read more »

Inspirational: Determination and Persistence

6th April 2020
This is a real life story of engineer John Roebling, who built the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, USA back in 1870. The bridge was completed in 1883, after 13 years. A creative engineer named John Roebling was inspired by an idea to build a spectacular bridge connecting New York with the Long Island...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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