Dr k k Aggarwal

SARS COV 2 cases crosses one lac, India does not have a super spreader?

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
7th March 2020
Scenario India: 31 cases in India (17 outside India), Delhi Noida Gurugram Agra Jaipur Kerala Ghaziabad (5 states), 28 active cases, Serious none, Two clusters (driver + 16 Italians Jaipur, 1 Delhi + 6 relatives Agra), 1 Ghaziabad, 3 cured in Kerala, 1 Gurugram PTM employee, 1 Telangana, 1 Delhi... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

Medtalks around the globe on COVID 19

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
7th March 2020
1. Critics are calling for the resignation of Japan’s longest-serving Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, for his handling of the country’s outbreak. 2. Japan is struggling to cope with widespread testing for the virus that has been limited to 900 patients per day whereas neighboring countries are testing up to 10,000 daily. 3. Italy reported 41... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

COVID-19 mortality is 3.4%

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
7th March 2020
6th March: CMAAO Update COVID-19 - SARS-CoV-2
India: 30 cases so far; Delhi, Noida, Gurugram, Agra, Jaipur, Kerala, Ghaziabad (5 states), 26 active cases, serious none, two clusters (driver + 16 Italians in Jaipur, 1 in Delhi + 6 relatives in Agra), 1 in Ghaziabad, 3 cured, 1 in Gurugram Paytm employee, 1 in Telangana, no community spread. 17 Indians abroad infected with coronavirus: 16 cases reported from Japan on the cruise ship and one from the UAE... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Coronavirus: 290 million students stuck at home

7th March 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
School closures across 13 countries linked to the COVID-19 virus epidemic have upset the education of a record number of over 290 million students, the UN education agency UNESCO said on Thursday. Disadvantaged children are the most affected by these measures, according to UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay, who said,... Read more »
Practice Updates

New coronavirus infections may come down to zero by March end in Wuhan

7th March 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
An expert with China’s top panel on fighting the COVID-19 coronavirus has stated that new infections would drop to zero by the end of this month in Wuhan, the epicenter of the country’s coronavirus epidemic. Overall, 139 new confirmed cases were reported from mainland China as of Wednesday,...Read more »
Practice Updates

India: 30 coronavirus cases confirmed, additional 23 positive in first test

7th March 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
NEW DELHI: A 57-year-old man from Ghaziabad with recent travel to Iran has tested positive for COVID-19. This takes the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India to 30. The number of cases is likely to show a steep rise as results of re-confirmation tests on 23 more people are awaited whose initial tests revealed presence of the virus... Read more »

Exclusive Breastfeeding Linked to Lower Allergy Risk at Age 6

7th March 2020Pharmacists Allergy & Immunology
Exclusive breastfeeding during the first 3 months of life was found to be linked with significant reduction in respiratory allergies among children at age 6, reported a longitudinal study published in Acta Paediatrica. Analyzing data from 1,177 mother-child pairs in the Infant Feeding Practices Study...Read more »

Smartphone Use Tied to More Severe Headaches

7th March 2020Neurology Pharmacists
Smartphone use in patients with primary headache has been linked to more medication use and lesser pain relief in a new study published online in Neurology Clinical Practice. Among the 400 participants in the study, 194 were non-smartphone users (NSUs) and 206 were smartphone users (SUs). Investigators noted that 96% of patients with headache... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

The patient was not getting cured. Can this be termed as medical negligence?

7th March 2020
No doctor can give 100% guarantee about the treatment or surgery. The only assurance which a doctor can give or can be understood to have given by implication is that he possesses the requisite skill in that branch of profession which he is practising and while performing the task entrusted to him, he would exercise his skill with reasonable competence...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Talking Clock

7th March 2020
While proudly showing off his new apartment to friends late one night, the drunk led the way to his bedroom where there was a big brass gong. "What’s that big brass gong for?" one of the guests asked...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Do women have more headaches than men?

7th March 2020
A. No, they get equal numbers.
B. Yes, but not that many more.
C. Yes, and the headaches are more severe...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: 5 steps to lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease

7th March 2020
• Maintain a healthy weight. • Check your waistline. • Be careful in what you eat. Include colorful, vitamin-rich vegetables and fruits, whole grains, fish, lean poultry, tofu, and beans and other legumes as well as healthy fats in your diet. Limit calories from sweets, sodas, refined grains like white bread or white rice,... Read more »

eSpiritual: Spiritual Prescriptions: Satsang

7th March 2020
Satsang is a common household word. Satsangs are often held in many residential colonies. Traditionally, Satsang means the regular meeting of a group of elderly or women of an area with a common intention of attaining inner happiness or peace through Bhajans or devotional songs for a particular God or Gods...Read more »

Inspirational: Determination and Persistence

7th March 2020
This is a real life story of engineer John Roebling building the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, USA back in 1870. The bridge was completed in 1883, after 13 years. In 1883, 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 »

Medical Voice

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Coronavirus fear goes viral: Why you shouldn’t panic

“Those admitted at Safdarjung hospital are under isolation and stable. We have sent their lung washing samples for testing the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune. Confirmation is awaited,” the health ministry said...Read more »  


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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
How to modernize clinic
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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