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5% less cases on 5th Feb, 3723 cases as against 3927 on 4th Feb; similarly on 28th Jan, cases dropped

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
7th February 2020
CMAAO Update 6th February on 2019-nCoV
Beware of Common Myths: There is no evidence that eating garlic cannot prevent coronavirus
Travel 4 advisory to China and Travel 2 to Kerala’s affected districts
DCGI approves combination of HIV drugs for coronavirus infection
The government in Delhi on Saturday set up a round-the-clock National Centre for Disease Control Call Centre (+91-11-23978046) to attend to public queries.... Read more »

Temporary hospital and beds made by China to tackle coronavirus can be the answer to tackle Kota- and Muzaffarpur-like children deaths in future

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
7th February 2020
Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
India must learn how to tackle crisis from China, the way they are managing coronavirus and bird flu. 1. Chinese authorities imposed lockdown measures on ten cities in an effort to contain the outbreak of coronavirus.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

US $675 million required for new coronavirus global preparedness and response plan

7th February 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
In order to fight further spread of the new coronavirus outbreak in China and across the globe, and protect states with weaker health systems, the international community has launched a US$675 million preparedness and response plan... Read more »
Practice Updates

Global measles vaccination campaign to protect up to 45 million children

7th February 2020Pediatrics Pharmacists
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, is set to help vaccinate up to 45 million children in seven developing countries over the next six months in a series of major vaccination campaigns to curb a recent rise in global measles cases....Read more »
Practice Updates

China coronavirus death toll rises to over 500, more cases found on cruise ship off Japan

7th February 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The death toll from a new coronavirus in mainland China rose by 73 to 563 on Thursday, as experts escalated efforts to find a vaccine for the disease that has shut down Chinese cities and led to thousands more around the world being quarantined... Read more »

Red Meat, Poultry Linked to Slightly Higher Risk for CVD Events, CV Death

7th February 2020 Cardiology Pharmacists
Current US dietary guidelines recommend limiting the intake of red and processed meats to one serving per week. A new meta-analysis supports the recommendation, suggesting that greater consumption of processed meat, unprocessed red meat,...Read more »  

Lower Glucose Tx Threshold OK for Newborn Brain

7th February 2020 Pediatrics Pharmacists
Lower glucose targets for otherwise healthy newborns at risk for hypoglycemia did not result in worse cognition in a randomized noninferiority trial. Compared to the traditional treatment threshold of 47 mg/dL, giving treatment to newborns only when the glucose level fell below 36... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What to do if we find a non pharmacist dispensing a drug in a pharmacy?

7th February 2020
A: As per Pharmacy Act 1948; (42.) Dispensing by unregistered persons:- (1) On or after such date as the State Government may by notification in the Official Gazette appoint in this behalf, no person other than a registered pharmacist shall compound, prepare, mix,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Upset is Unhealthy

7th February 2020
The mother of a problem child was advised by a psychiatrist, "You are far too upset and worried about your son. I suggest you take tranquilizers regularly." On her next visit the psychiatrist asked, "Have the tranquilizers calmed you down?"...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

What percentage of your diet should fat make up?

7th February 2020
A. About 10 percent of your daily calories.
B. About 20 percent of your daily calories.
C. About 30 percent of your daily calories....Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: 3 diet changes to help lower cholesterol levels (Harvard)

7th February 2020
If you have high cholesterol (a total cholesterol level of 240 milligrams per deciliter of blood or above), taking steps to lower it can greatly reduce your chances of having a heart attack. For every 10% drop in your cholesterol level, your heart attack risk falls... Read more »

eSpiritual: What is the importance of life force?

7th February 2020
A physical body becomes useless once the life force is gone. The same body, which was lovable to everyone, becomes a liability after death. Everyone wants to dispose it as early as possible as keeping a dead body at home is considered a bad omen...Read more »

Inspirational: Get What You Give

7th February 2020
A son and his father were walking on the mountains. Suddenly, his son falls, hurts himself and screams: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!" To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!"... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

India Readies Treatment Protocol for Coronavirus

India’s top health research agency is working on a standard treatment protocol for dealing with coronavirus infections, said people with knowledge of the matter. New Delhi: India’s top health research agency is working on a standard treatment protocol...Read more »


From Other Newsletter



Nutraceuticals for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Oxidative stress is a major contributor to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) pathology. Nutraceuticals target inflammation and oxidative stress pathogenic pathways. Several nutraceuticals have anti-inflammatory or antioxidant properties and yield functional improvements.... 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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