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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 89

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI, Past National President IMA, Chief Editor Medtalks
8th May 2020
(With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudeva)
801: Monoclonal Antibodies : The use of mAbs directed against infectious pathogens is an area of investigation. The mechanism is not completely understood. Potential uses include prevention or treatment of specific infections. Most mAbs target proteins on the surface of a virus and neutralize the virus from entering cells... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 88

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
8th May 2020
(With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudeva)
791: Why sudden deaths after cure: In one of the countries amongst 200 people who were suffering from coronavirus, 20 died days after discharge. In the post-mortem, it was found that the active virus was still present in their body. We all know that virus can remain active in the nasal cavity for up to 28 days and in the stool for 3 months... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

PTH Levels in Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa

8th May 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
Patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) often develop complications such as impaired bone metabolism, increased fracture rate, kidney stones and chronic renal failure. The mechanisms behind such complications are not completely understood... Read more »

News From All Specialities

WHO commemorates 40th Anniversary of Smallpox Eradication

8th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
On 8 May 2020, the World Health Organization is going to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the eradication of smallpox. A smallpox commemorative postal stamp developed by the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA), in collaboration with WHO, is set to be unveiled.... Read more »
Practice Updates

Strained health systems threaten pregnant women and newborns

8th May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has estimated that around 116 million babies have been born since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. UNICEF has urged governments to maintain lifesaving services for pregnant women and newborns that face an increasing threat from the... Read more »
Practice Updates

India has 52,952 cases of coronavirus, death toll at 1783

8th May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI - The number of coronavirus cases surged to 52,952 in India, up by 3,561 over the previous day, stated the health ministry on Thursday. There seem to be no signs of tapering despite strict weeks-long lockdown across the country. The death toll rose by 89 to 1783...Read more »

Project CARD to push local production of testing kits

8th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Niti Aayog and the Department of Biotechnology have launched the Consortium for Affordable & Rapid Diagnostics (CARD) to increase India’s capacity to make coronavirus testing kits. The move came after India had to face quality issues with Chinese-made antibody testing kits,...Read more »
Practice Updates

Yoga for Migraine Treatment

8th May 2020 Pharmacists Neurology
Yoga as add-on therapy has been found to be superior to medication alone in episodic migraine, suggested the CONTAIN trial. Over months, adjunctive yoga led to reduction in headache frequency more than medication alone and led to migraine patients using fewer rescue pills,...Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Comparison between juvenile and adulthood forms of infective dermatitis associated with HTLV-1

8th May 2020 Dermatology
Infective dermatitis with human T-cell lymphotropic virus type-1 (HTLV-1), (IDH), is a recurrent chronic eczema occurring in HTLV-1 infected children. Very rare cases of adulthood IDH are reported... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is there a limitation for filing of a complaint?

8th May 2020
Limitation is the time period within which a complaint has to be lodged. If this time lapses and no complaint has been lodged then it is treated as “Time Barred.” However, in many laws there is a provision empowering the authority/court to condone the delay if the complaint is lodged beyond time...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Absent–minded professor

8th May 2020
One of the world’s greatest scientists was also recognized as the original absent-minded professor. One day, on board a train, he was unable to find his ticket. The conductor said, "Take it easy. You'll find it." When the conductor returned,...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

What is not true for hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer?

8th May 2020
a) It is the most common hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome in USA
b) It is associated with MMR gene mutation
c) It is associated with APC mutation...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Tips to prevent water-borne diseases

8th May 2020
• Drink only filtered/boiled water.
• Store water in a clean container.
• Water jars/containers should be washed daily... Read more »

eSpiritual: Importance of silence

8th May 2020
True silence is the silence between the thoughts and represents the true self, consciousness or the soul. It is a web of energized information ready to take all provided there is a right intent. Meditation is the process of achieving silence...Read more »

Inspirational: The Alphabet of Happiness

8th May 2020
A – ACCEPT: Accept others for who they are and for the choices they’ve made even if you have difficulty understanding their beliefs, motives, or actions.
B – BREAK AWAY: Break away from everything that stands in the way of what you hope to accomplish with your life...Read more »

Medical Voice

Hyderabad: Private lab offers Covid-19 risk test, CCMB chief sceptical

8th May 2020
HYDERABAD: If you are worried about Covid-19, then a diagnostic company now promises to provide DNA-based ‘immunity report’ — a Genomepatri — to check whether you are at risk of contracting it. City-based personal genomics company Mapmygenome claims to have studied seven lakh markers..Read more »


Medical voice

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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From Other Newsletter



Exercise and Nutritional Intervention for Adults with Sarcopenic Obesitys

People with sarcopenic obesity (SO) have both low muscle mass, i.e., sarcopenia, and high body fat, i.e., obesity. These individuals are at a greater risk of metabolic diseases and physical disability when compared with people with sarcopenia or obesity alone... 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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