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COVID-19 Control Strategies - Contain, Delay, Research and Mitigate

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
8th March 2020
Contain (identify, isolate and trace contacts): It is based on the fact that if it could be controlled in China it would be controlled everywhere else. They locked down the city with 5 crore people. But that has not happened anywhere else. Despite monumental contact tracing and screening efforts and prompt isolation and first-rate... Read more »
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American who visited India found positive for COVID-19 in Bhutan

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
8th March 2020
Reproduced from The Nation Thailand, March 6: The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has confirmed its first COVID-19 case of a visiting American tourist. The patient, a 76-year-old from the United States of America, had come to Bhutan on Mar 2 via India where he originally arrived on Feb 21... Read more »
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COVID-19 Medtalks around the globe 7th March

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
8th March 2020
March 7: • 1 new case in New Zealand: a woman in her 40s, partner of the third case • 1 new case in Australia (Victoria): a doctor who recently returned from the US • 99 new cases (126 in Hubei), 28 new deaths (all in Hubei) and 1,678 new discharges in China on March 6[ National Health Commission... Read more »
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6th March: CMAAO Update COVID 19 - SARS-CoV-2

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
8th March 2020
India: 31 Cases; Delhi, Noida, Gurugram, Agra, Jaipur, Kerala, Ghaziabad (5 states); 28 active cases, serious none, two clusters (driver + 16 Italians in Jaipur, 1 in Delhi + 6 relatives in Agra); 1 in Ghaziabad, 1 in Delhi, 3 cured, 1 in Gurugram Paytm employee, 1 in Telangana, no community spread as yet, no super-spreader as per... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Today is International Women’s Day

8th March 2020 Business and Medicine Obstetrics and Gynaecology
International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on the progress that we have made so far, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women, who have played an exceptional role in the history of their countries and communities. The world has made unprecedented advances; however,... Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA Oks New Treatment for Adults with Cushing’s Disease

8th March 2020 Diabetes and Endocrinology Pharmacists
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved osilodrostat oral tablets for the treatment of adults with Cushing’s disease who either cannot undergo pituitary gland surgery or have undergone the surgery but continue to have the disease. Osilodrostat becomes the first FDA-approved drug to directly address...Read more »
Practice Updates

Coronavirus: Over 100,000 people infected worldwide, 21 cases on ship off San Francisco

8th March 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Business and Medicine
Twenty one people aboard a cruise ship, barred from docking in San Francisco, have tested positive for coronavirus, reported U.S. officials on Friday. These cases add to the more than 100,000 cases of the illness across the world. Vice President Mike Pence stated that the cruise ship Grand Princess will be taken to an unspecified... Read more »

Potential drug target against coronavirus identified

8th March 2020Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Researchers claim to have identified a protein present in the human body which is important for the novel coronavirus to enter the lung cells. This advance could lead to a novel drug target for preventing the deadly disease. "Our results show that SARS-CoV-2 requires the protease TMPRSS2, which is present in the human body,...Read more »

Brain Aging Linked to Leisure Time Physical Activity

8th March 2020Neurology Pharmacists
More leisure-time physical activity, such as walking, gardening, swimming, or dancing, seems to be associated with larger brain volume in older adults, reported a cross-sectional study. Adults with an average age of 75 who did the most physical activity had 1.4% larger total brain volume as compared to those with the least activity,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Can a patient dictate as what all a doctor should write instead of following the protocol?

8th March 2020
No, the patient cannot dictate any doctor as to what to write and doctors have to follow their protocol. As per the provisions of Clause 7.7 of the Indian Medical Council Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics Regulations, 2002, ...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Law of Bag/Box Occupancy

8th March 2020
All bags and boxes in a given room must contain a cat within the earliest possible nanosecond...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

L E cell is a

8th March 2020
a. Neutrophil
b. Macrophage
c. Histiocyte...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Health issues often go unnoticed in women as they are not accorded much priority

8th March 2020
We wish all women a very happy International Women’s Day. While one single day is not enough to remind ourselves of the various roles that women play, it is certainly a day to focus on various aspects surrounding them – one of the primary things... Read more »

eSpiritual: Spiritual prescription: Meditation vs. Concentration

8th March 2020
Meditation is not concentration. Concentration is holding the mind to something within or outside the body; while, meditation is an unbroken flow of thoughts towards the object of concentration. It can be called prolonged concentration. Meditation is like pouring of oil from one vessel to another in a steady unbroken stream....Read more »

Inspirational: The Waste in Worry

8th March 2020
If we would keep a record of the things we worried about over a period of time, we would see that a vast majority of our anticipated problems or troubles never come to pass. So, most of the time that we spend worrying, even the constructive kind that impels us to come up with a solution to our trouble, is wasted... Read more »

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Coronavirus medicine: An arthritis drug could be the answer everyone is looking for

The Chinese government approved Swiss drugmaker Roche's anti-inflammation drug Actemra to treat severe coronavirus symptoms. This comes at a time when countries around the world desperately search for new ways to combat the deadly...Read more »  


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Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
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Age-specific incidence of allergic and non-allergic asthma.

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