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World COVID Meter 5th August: India Number 3, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
6th August 2020
Cases:1M April 2, 2M April 15, 3M April 27, 4M May 8, 5M May 20, 6M May 30, 7M June 7, 8M June 15, 9M June 22, 10M June 29th, 11M July 4, 12M July 8, 13M July 13, 14M July 17, 15M July 23, 16M July 25, 17M July 29, 18M August 1. Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity. Coronavirus Cases: 18,709,161, Deaths: 704,438, Recovered: 11,926,224... Read more »
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Gargling is a potential preventive strategy to reduce COVID-19 transmission

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
6th August 2020
Coronavirus disease or COVID-19 is caused by a novel Coronavirus, which has been officially named as severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease is now six months old, but continues to be a global public health crisis and is showing no signs of stopping. The virus has rampaged across the world infecting more than 16 million people;... Read more »
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Efficacy and safety of a polyherbal formulation in alcoholic liver cirrhosis

6th August 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
A study was conducted to determine the clinical efficacy and safety of a polyherbal formulation containing Capparis spinosa, Cichorium intybus, Solanum nigrum, Cassia occidentalis, Terminalia arjuna, Achillea millefolium, and Tamarix gallica, in alcoholic liver cirrhosis... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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CCB and ARB combination can prevent CV events in elderly high-risk hypertensive patients with CKD

6th August 2020 Hypertension
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is displayed by decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Globally, CKD is a public health disorder and a higher incidence can be seen in the older population. Evidence shows that... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Breastfeeding link to COVID-19 negligible: WHO

6th August 2020 Business and MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that the risk of COVID-19 infection from breastfeeding is negligible and has never been documented. The agency urged for greater support for the practice of breastfeeding... Read more »

CDC Anticipates 2020 Outbreak of Life-Threatening Acute Flaccid Myelitis

6th August 2020Neurology Orthopedics
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is anticipating that 2020 will represent another peak year for cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). This uncommon but serious neurologic condition that mostly affects children, has peaked every two years from August to November... Read more »
Practice Updates

Sero survey covers all 11 districts in Delhi

6th August 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
NEW DELHI: The second serological survey in Delhi that began with four districts on Saturday and spread to eight over the next two days, has covered all 11 districts. Adequate blood samples have been collected to ascertain the prevalence of COVID-19 antibodies in Delhiites and the target of 15,000 samples...Read more »
Practice Updates

No Increase in Diabetes Risk with RA

6th August 2020 Cardiology Pharmacists
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) had no increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes, reported a large population-based cohort study. The hazard ratio for incident type 2 diabetes among RA patients was 0.72 (95% CI 0.66-0.78) in comparison with the general non-RA... Read more »

COPD Patients with Sleep Problems Should be screened for Mood Disorders

6th August 2020 Psychiatry Pharmacists
A robust link has been found between sleeping disturbances and depression in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in a study published in the Clinical Respiratory Journal. Researchers noted that adults with clinically stable COPD who had sleep problems had a significantly...Read more »

PCOS Cover Story :

CPA vs. drospirenone vs. desogestrel – Which one has the strongest antiandrogen activity?...Read more »


Medicolegal Corner

Can license to practice be revoked pending inquiry by the criminal court?

6th August 2020
Yes. In its order, MCI-211(2)/2011-Ethics/ 10th May, 2011, Complaint against Dr. RV, F No 396/2009, the MCI stated “The Ethics Committee considered the complaint against RV and after hearing both the parties and perusing the records and FIR, it is noted that RV has been accused of serious allegations...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Talking to an envelope

6th August 2020
This baby was talking in to an envelope.
I asked her what she was doing, she said ‘sending voice mail’...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Tetracycline is used for the prophylaxis of?

6th August 2020
A. Brucellosis
B. Leptospirosis
C. Cholera...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Facts about exercise

6th August 2020
• Exercise for 80 minutes a day and brisk exercise 80 minutes a week.
• The speed of walking should be at least 80 steps per minute.
• Do resistance or weight-bearing exercises twice in a week... Read more »

eSpiritual: Vedic Fasting

6th August 2020
Fasting and starvation are two different terms commonly confused with each other. Starvation means not eating or drinking altogether, while fasting means control and restrain of five sensory and five motor senses...Read more »

Inspirational: Is your hut burning?

6th August 2020
The only survivor of a shipwreck was brought to a small, uninhabited island by the ocean waves. He prayed for God to rescue him, and every day he would look at the horizon for help, but no help seemed to come. Exhausted, he built a little hut out of driftwood to protect himself,...Read more »

Medical Voice

Next big covid-19 treatment may be manufactured antibodies

6th August 2020
As the world awaits a covid-19 vaccine, the next big advance in battling the pandemic could come from a class of biotech therapies widely used against cancer and other disorders - antibodies designed specifically to attack this new virus...Read more »


Medical voice

Doctors Survey

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



Practical efficacy of olmesartan vs. azilsartan in patients with hypertension: MUSCAT-4 study

A randomized-controlled trial compared the practical efficacy of olmesartan with azilsartan in 84 patients treated with conventional ARBs for more than 3 months. These patients were randomly allocated to receive either 20mg of olmesartan (olmesartan medoxomil, OL group) or 20mg of azilsartan (azilsartan, AZ group)... Read more »



Exercise and Nutritional Intervention for Adults with Sarcopenic Obesity

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 »


The skin microbiome: impact of modern environments on skin ecology, barrier integrity and systemic immune programming

An article published in the World Allergy Organization Journal elaborated on how the skin barrier structure and function are essential to human health. The authors stated that unrecognized functions of epidermal keratinocytes show... Read more »


An antibiofilm hydrofiber wound dressing: Clinical and in vitro performance

Biofilm has often been cited as a key pathological factor in non-healing wounds. It therefore seems crucial to manage the biofilm in order to expedite wound healing and achieve the desired outcome. A study by Scully and colleagues compared the clinical and in vitro performance... Read more »

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