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CMAAO warns Asian citizens travelling China over mystery pneumonia outbreak

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
9th January 2020
Asians travelling in China should avoid animals and contact with sick people as the country grapples with a mystery pneumonia outbreak, the CMMAO, confederation of Medical Associations of Asia and Oceania warned.... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Urinary tract infections can now be diagnosed quickly with a new test

9th January 2020 Public Health Pathology & Lab Medicine
The process can help in identifying the presence of harmful Escherichia coli bacteria in a urine sample in just 25 minutes. In addition to being faster than existing tests, it is portable and cheaper which makes it more widely available in developing nations and remote regions.... Read more »
Practice Updates

Prices of hundreds of medicines have been raised

9th January 2020 Business and Medicine Pediatrics
Just a few days into the new year and many US companies have increased the prices of 411 drugs at an average of 5%. Of these 411, 407 are brand-name products and 4 are generics. The largest increase was a more than 13% rise in the list price...Read more »
Practice Updates

Priority review granted to dapagliflozin by the FDA for the treatment of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction

9th January 2020 Cardiology Diabetes and Endocrinology
Dapagliflozin, a sodium-glucose transport protein 2-inhibitor has been granted priority review from the FDA to reduce the risk for cardiovascular mortality or worsening heart failure in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction... Read more »

Emergency rooms and urgent care offices witness a flood of patients with Flu

9th January 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Business and Medicine
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 1 in 4 individuals tested, were diagnosed positive for flu, and most of them had influenza B. Some doctors say that this is the busiest season they have ever seen...Read more »  

High risk of non-communicable disease in people with HIV

9th January 2020 Diabetes and Endocrinology Pharmacists
A study published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes showed that people with HIV experience high rate of mood disorders. These individuals are at increased risk of incident non-communicable diseases and multimorbidity,... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

What situations can be described as professional misconduct?

9th January 2020
The MCI has enlisted 22 situations of professional misconduct.
1. Violation of any MCI regulation
2. Not maintaining indoor medical records ...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Will I live longer?

9th January 2020
Patient: Doctor, if I give up wine, women, and song, will I live longer?
Doctor: Not really, it will just seem longer....Read more »

eMedi Quiz

In a patient with a tumor in the superior mediastinum compressing the superior vena cava, all the following veins would serve as alternate pathways for the blood to return to the right atrium, except:

9th January 2020
1. Lateral thoracic vein.
2. Internal thoracic vein....Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Tips to prevent type 2 diabetes

9th January 2020
• Do not eat white refined carbohydrates.
• Eat less at a time.
• Work out at least 30 minutes a day.... Read more »

ESpiritual: Science behind Training and Development

9th January 2020
Training in any field requires gaining knowledge, skills and positive mental attitude towards the object of learning. Knowledge is everything about what and why. In Yoga, it correlates with the Gyan (Gnana) Marg. The skill is all about ...Read more »

Inspirational: Remember the Small Things

9th January 2020
Some of my sisters work in Australia. On a reservation, among the Aborigines, there was an elderly man. I can assure you that you have never seen a situation as difficult as that poor old man's. He was completely ignored by everyone. His home was disordered and dirty... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

Top cancer drugs may come under price control

For India, the inclusion of new cancer therapies gain significance as data suggest that India loses 7,00,000 lives to cancer every year. Companies such as Biocon, Dr Reddy's, Cadila Healthcare and Reliance Lifesciences...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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