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CMAAO Corona Facts and Myth Buster 86

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI, Past National President IMA, Chief Editor Medtalks
6th May 2020
791: A coronavirus Mystery Riddle: Why Some Places fare Better : Adapted from an article in New York Times
Corona Mysteries : Variable Death Rates: World: 7%; Europe: 9.7%; North America: 5.82%, South America: 5.1%; Africa: 3.91%; Asia 3.51%; India: 3.27%; Oceania 1.36%.
Variable Deaths per Million Population: Spain: 540, USA: 207, Europe: 131; North America: 43, World: 31.8, India: 1; India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh: 0.7... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 85

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI, Past National President IMA, Chief editor Medtalks
6th May 2020
787: Round Table Expert Meet of Medical Liability in COVID Era May 2, 2020, 11am- 12 noon
Participants : Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO; Dr Rajan Sharma, National President IMA; Dr RV Asokan; Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet; Dr Girish Tyagi; Dr Ashok Gupta; Dr PN Arora; Dr Narasinga Reddy Toutireddy; Dr Raman Kapur; Dr Marthanda Pillai;... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

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Efficacy and safety of an appetizer syrup as appetite stimulant in children with non-pathogenic anorexia

6th May 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
Anorexia refers to a lack of desire to eat or loss of appetite. Several herbs have been used in our country as appetizers in children with nonpathological anorexia. More than 100 different phyto-constituents... Read more »

News From All Specialities

None of us is safe until all of us are, says UN chief

6th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The UN Secretary-General António Guterres, addressing a European Union pledging conference in Brussels on Monday, said that the most massive public health effort in history is required to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic... Read more »
Practice Updates

WHO warns against the use of untested COVID-19 traditional remedies

6th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that medicinal plants such as Artemisia annua, proclaimed as possible treatments for COVID-19, should be studied for their efficacy and side effects. The WHO said that it supported scientifically proven traditional medicine,... Read more »
Practice Updates

COVID-19 curve in India is relatively flat as of now: Health ministry

6th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
New Delhi: The COVID-19 curve in India is relatively flat at present and if work is done collectively, the peak may never come, said Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday. Mr. Agarwal further stated that during lockdown and containment activities,...Read more »

For Flu Vaccine Dosing in Kids, Two Is Better Than One

6th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
A double dose of the influenza vaccine was found to be more effective than a single dose, researchers reported in JAMA Pediatrics. Among 7,533 children aged between 6 months and 8 years, a primer dose and a subsequent booster dose exhibited greater vaccine efficacy...Read more »
Practice Updates

Higher Baseline Fitness May Help Maintain Weight Loss

6th May 2020 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
Participants with higher levels of fitness when beginning a behavioral weight-loss intervention were able to keep off more weight over the 18-month study period, compared with those with lower levels of fitness at baseline. Those with higher baseline fitness could also achieve higher...Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Is daily emollient necessary for infants in prevention of eczema?

6th May 2020 Dermatology
Skin barrier dysfunction can lead to eczema development. A study was done to test whether the daily use of emollient in the first year of children can prevent eczema in high-risk children. A multicenter, rational, parallel-group, randomized controlled trial... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Some patients ask for a bill for the drugs supplied by the registered medical practitioner. Should they be given a bill?

6th May 2020
According to Clause 3.7.1 of the Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations, 2002, a physician shall clearly display his fees and other charges on the board of his chamber and/or the hospitals he is visiting. Prescription should also make clear if the Physician himself dispensed any medicine...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Requesting a three day pass

6th May 2020
A Israeli soldier who just enlisted asked the Commanding Officer for a 3-day pass.
The CO says "Are you crazy? You just join the Israeli army, and you already want a 3-day pass? You must do something spectacular for that recognition!"...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Which immunoglobulin class is found on the surface of mast cells?

6th May 2020
a) IgG
b) IgM
c) IgE ...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Advisory on heat wave

6th May 2020
Dos : • Stay indoors and in shaded places.
• Use umbrella/hat/cap/towel when going outside.
• Wear thin loose cotton, light colored clothes... Read more »

eSpiritual: The Five Internal Powers

6th May 2020
To be in a state of happiness, bliss and ananda is what the ultimate goal of life is. Everybody is born with certain inherent powers, which, if cultivated in the right direction, will lead to inner happiness. The ancient Shiva Sutra text talks about the concept of Shiva and Shakti. Shiva is silence,...Read more »

Inspirational: Temper Control

6th May 2020
Once there was a little boy with a bad temper. In order to teach him how to control his temper, his father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the fence. The first day the boy drove 37 nails into the fence...Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Why a COVID-19 vaccine could never be around

London, While over 100 vaccines are currently under pre-clinical trials and a couple of those have entered human trial stage, leading health experts have raised alarming questions about what if the world never sees a COVID-10 vaccine, as in the case of HIV and even dengue where there is no vaccine even after years of research...Read more »  


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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
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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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From Other Newsletter



Exercise and Nutritional Intervention for Adults with Sarcopenic Obesitys

People with sarcopenic obesity (SO) have both low muscle mass, i.e., sarcopenia, and high body fat, i.e., obesity. These individuals are at a greater risk of metabolic diseases and physical disability when compared with people with sarcopenia or obesity alone... 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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