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Heart Care Foundation of India launches three new initiatives

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
6th September 2020
Yesterday, the Heart Care Foundation of India launched three new initiatives. The 5th of September holds special significance for me not just because it happens to be my birth date, but also because the day is celebrated across the country as Teachers’ Day. And the year I was born, it happened to be Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna, that day and hence, my given name Krishan. This day therefore is very auspicious to me and this is why I chose it to announce the launch of three very important new initiatives of the Heart Care Foundation of India.... Read more »
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World COVID Meter 5th September: Acute manageable immuno-thrombo-inflammatory viral disease with post viral phase, 213 Countries Affected

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
6th September 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, 19M August 6, 20M August 10, 21M August 16, 22M August 19, 23M August 21, 24M August 27, 25M August 30, 26M September 3. 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: 26,773,519, Deaths: 878,083, Recovered: 18,880,530... Read more »
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Long-Term Protection against Hepatitis A by vaccination in childhood

6th September 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Hepatitis A is an acute inflammatory liver disease caused by hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection from close contact with infected people. It is considered to be highly endemic in the Indian subcontinent. Owing to poor sanitation, most of the population gets exposed to the virus in childhood... Read more »

Hypertension Update

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Early management of hypertension is important for cardiovascular benefits

6th September 2020 Hypertension
Hypertension is one of the primary cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. Blood pressure (BP) lowering treatments can reduce the occurrence of myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure and CV and all-cause mortality. The detection of high BP is an important step in any CV prevention strategy with excellent health benefits... Read more »
Zinc Update

Effect of zinc supplementation on serum zinc concentration and T cell proliferation in elderly population

6th September 2020Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
T cell function often declines with aging. Zinc is an important nutrient for the regulation of immune response. Supplementation of zinc might have the potential to improve the serum zinc concentrations and immunity of elderly people... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Impact of COVID-19 on treatment for chronic illness revealed

6th September 2020 Business and MedicinePathology & Lab Medicine
The COVID-19 outbreak has led to huge disruptions across the world in diagnosing and treating people with deadly but preventable diseases, said UN health experts. The World Health Organization (WHO) called on Governments everywhere to take greater steps to deal with non-communicable diseases (NCDs)... Read more »

Sanofi, GSK begin human trial of their COVID-19 vaccine

6th September 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Paris: Pharmaceutical companies Sanofi and Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) initiated a clinical trial for their jointly developed COVID-19 vaccine candidate. In all, 440 healthy adults are being enrolled in the trial across 11 sites in the US. The vaccine candidate uses the recombinant protein-based technology,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Aspirin as a prophylaxis of COVID-19-induced coagulopathy?

6th September 2020 Cardiology Public Health
The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease has been observed to present with an array of phenotypes, from asymptomatic to severe, rapid multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) and death. While the mechanisms that...Read more »
Practice Updates

US coronavirus death toll projected to reach 410,000 over next 4 months if mask use declines

6th September 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Over 410,000 people in the US could lose their lives due to the coronavirus infection by January 1, more than doubling the present death toll, predicts a new model. This would amount to 224,000 more lives lost in the US over the next four months. Near-universal mask use; however,... Read more »

Joint Effusion Protective in Hand OA

6th September 2020 Orthopedics Pharmacists
The presence of joint effusions, as seen on MRI, among patients with hand osteoarthritis (OA) was shown not to be associated with pain or progression, suggests new research. Researchers from Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands stated that pain in a specific joint...Read more »

Elevated Troponin Tied to Worse COVID-19 Outcomes

6th September 2020 Emergency Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
New results obtained from a US population have reinforced the association between COVID-19 and cardiovascular disease. The study collected data on cardiovascular risk factors and outcomes among patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and revealed that these patients had a high rate of existing cardiovascular disease...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Check list in case of a dispute regarding consent

6th September 2020
• Medical consent
• High-risk medical consent
• Surgical consent...Read more »

eMedi Humor

I get the circle around it

6th September 2020
Tech support: How may I help you?
Customer: I’m writing my first e–mail.
Tech support: OK, and what seems to be the problem?...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Biofeedback is a therapy used to:

6th September 2020
a) Develop psycho-physiologic self-regulation.
b) Enhance drug delivery.
c) Increase release of serotonin...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Very low-calorie diet mimics benefits of bariatric surgery

6th September 2020
Marked improvement in blood sugar control occurs in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus soon after Roux–en–Y gastric bypass surgery (RYGB) and prior to major weight loss. A study evaluated whether the magnitude of this change is mainly a result of caloric restriction or is unique to the surgical procedure... Read more »

eSpiritual: Consciousness

6th September 2020
• Energy is the raw material of the universe.
• Information is the organization of energy into reproducible patterns.
• Consciousness is living information and energy (living energized information)...Read more »

Inspirational Story: The Obstacle in Our Path

6th September 2020
Once upon a time, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. He hid behind a huge rock and watched if anyone would remove the boulder. Some of the kingdom’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many of them even blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear...Read more »

Medical Voice

Covid-19: Be ready to give out vaccine by Nov 1, CDC tells all US states

6th September 2020
WASHINGTON: The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has notified public health officials in all 50 states and five large cities to prepare to distribute a coronavirus vaccine to health workers and other high-risk groups as soon as late October or early November...Read more »


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An antibiofilm hydrofiber wound dressing: Clinical and in vitro performance

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