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CMAAO Alert: WHO to monitor China's mysterious pneumonia of unknown virus outbreak

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
8th January 2020
A mysterious lung infection in the central Chinese city of Wuhan is being monitored by the WHO. 59 people had been diagnosed with pneumonia of unknown cause. Seven people are in serious condition. Some of the infected worked at a fresh seafood and produce market in the city.... Read more »

Dr k k Aggarwal

World Health Assembly has designated 2020 the 'International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife'

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
8th January 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife”, in honour of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. The year 2020 is significant for WHO in the context of nursing and midwifery strengthening for Universal Health Coverage.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Research reveals dopamine, biological clock link to snacking, overeating and obesity

8th January 2020 Business and Medicine Neurology
The pleasure center of the brain that produces the chemical dopamine and the brain's biological clock are associated with each other, and high-calorie food items which bring pleasure disrupt normal feeding schedules, causing overconsumption.... Read more »
Practice Updates

Astronauts experienced reverse blood flow and blood clots on the space station

8th January 2020 Business and Medicine Cardiology
Six of the astronauts experienced stagnant or reverse blood flow, one had a blood clot and another a potential partial blood clot. None of them exhibited symptoms. The astronaut took a higher dose of the injectable, enoxaparin for 33 days...Read more »
Practice Updates

Men with age-related low testosterone levels who have sexual dysfunction might benefit from testosterone replacement, recommends ACP

8th January 2020 Cardiology Psychiatry
The new guidelines from the American College of Physicians suggest that older males whose testosterone levels have declined over the years should only be given testosterone replacement to treat sexual dysfunction.... Read more »

Postpartum depression literacy scale, a reliable aid to measure postpartum depression literacy

8th January 2020 PsychiatryPharmacists
The postpartum depression literacy scale has been identified as a reliable and valid method to measure postpartum depression literacy. It can now be employed in studies of mental health literacy in women....Read more »  

Development of prime-boost-type next-generation mucosal vaccines.

8th January 2020 Allergy & Immunology Pathology & Lab Medicine
Effective vaccines that can protect at the mucosa are vital. However, only a few clinically established mucosal vaccines are available. A new article published in International Immunology reported on the development of a parenteral vaccine... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can the consent be taken a few days before the procedure?

8th January 2020
Recall of informed consent is not affected by the timing of obtaining informed consent before any procedure. Evidence: Sixty patients scheduled for colonoscopy or esophagogastroduodenoscopy were enrolled in a prospective, randomized study....Read more »

eMedi Humor

The Phone Bill

8th January 2020
The phone bill was exceptionally high. Man called a family meeting to discuss. Dad: This is unacceptable. I don't use home phone, I use my work phone. Mum: Me too. I hardly use home phone. I use my company phone....Read more »

eMedi Quiz

A lesion of ventrolateral part of spinal cord will lead to loss (below the level of lesion) of:

8th January 2020
1. Pain sensation on the ipsilateral side.
2. Proprioception on the contralateral side...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Poor hygiene habits may lead to typhoid

8th January 2020
Typhoid fever is caused by a bacteria Salmonella typhi and is transmitted through the ingestion of food or drink contaminated by the feces or urine of infected people. Flying insects feeding on feces may occasionally... Read more »

ESpiritual: The Science behind eating Khichdi in Paush Month

8th January 2020
• It is wet winter full of fog and smog.
• From Ayurveda point of view, Kapha is aggravating, Vata is accumulating and Pitta is at its minimum. ...Read more »

Inspirational: A most important lesson

8th January 2020
During my second month of nursing school, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions, until I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Study focuses on key structure of C. difficle bacteria that could lead to future treatments

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and their colleagues used cryo-electron microscopy, X-ray crystallography and other biophysical methods to identify the microscopic structures of the bacteria....Read more »


From Other Newsletter



Coffee consumption counters sarcopenia in elderly men

Sarcopenia, an age-related loss of muscle mass and strength, can occur as a result of diminished levels and sensitivity of anabolic hormones, lack of physical activity, nutritional deficiencies, and comorbid diseases. Coffee is known to possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties... Read more »


Suppressive Role of Streptococcus pneumoniae in Acute Exacerbations of Childhood Asthma.

A new study published in International Archives of Allergy and Immunology aimed to elucidate the effect of bacterial infections on bronchial asthma. In this study, pharyngeal bacterial colonization, duration of wheezing and serum levels...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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