Dr k k Aggarwal

Airports AC systems could be promoting rapid coronavirus spread?

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
9th March 2020
Opinion: All cases in India are linked to International air travel. All were asymptomatic before in the country of origin, during air travel and at the time of landing. All developed fever and cough after a few days of reaching India. One of the possibilities is that they acquired infections not in the country but the airport... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

Hong Kong COVID 19 Hospital Acquired Infection Rate Zero

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
9th March 2020
Medscape: Hong Kong's public hospital system appears to have successfully protected both patients and staff from SARS-CoV-2, according to a study published online in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. During the first 42 days of the outbreak, the 43 hospitals in the network tested 1275 suspected cases and treated 42... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Coronavirus: WHO chief urges private sector to step up

9th March 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
In the daily press briefing, the World Health Organization (WHO) chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, warned that medicine supplies are at risk of disruption due to the novel coronavirus epidemic, provided that China is a major producer of pharmaceutical ingredients.... Read more »
Practice Updates

EPA releases list of disinfectants that can be used against coronavirus

9th March 2020 Business and Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a list of disinfectants that can be used by people to protect themselves from the novel coronavirus. The agency has released a five-page list of chemicals and products that are reportedly strong enough to ward off harder-to-kill viruses than SARS-CoV-2...Read more »
Practice Updates

Switch in colorectal cancer diagnoses and deaths to younger patients

9th March 2020 Oncology Radiology
The rates of diagnosis and death from colorectal cancer seem to be shifting to younger patients, suggests a new study. These rates appear to be dropping among seniors and rising in the young, revealed the study in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.... Read more »

Air pollution pandemic trims lives by 3 years

9th March 2020Cardiology Pharmacists
A pandemic of air pollution is shortening the lives of people worldwide by about three years on average, and causing 8.8 million premature deaths annually, reported a study published in the journal Cardiovascular Research. Researchers made use of a new method for modelling the effects...Read more »

Substituting Olive Oil for Animal Fats is Beneficial

9th March 2020Neurology Pharmacists
Greater olive oil consumption has been linked with lower cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, but substituting plant-based oils for animal fats in general could also benefit most people, reported a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Comparing people who consumed the most vs. the least olive oil... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Are the physicians supposed to share the pictures or video recording of surgery

9th March 2020
Yes, it is obligatory for doctors, hospitals to provide the copy of the case record or medical record and also share the pictures or video recording of surgery or any case notes other than the discharge summary to the patient or his legal representative as the patients generally have a right to review them,...Read more »

eMedi Humor

New Disease

9th March 2020
A recent college graduate took a new job in a hilly Eastern city and began commuting each day to work through a tiring array of tunnels, bridges and traffic jams. Thinking it would make the trip more bearable, he invited several coworkers to share the ride. However, the commute actually got more stressful,...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

Treatment for bleeding duodenal diverticulum is

9th March 2020
a) Diverticulectomy
b) Diverticulopexy
c) Diverticulization...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: White rice is dangerous

9th March 2020
In terms of glycemic index, white rice seems to be much more dangerous than white bread. It has a glycemic index of 102. The glycemic index for white bread is 100% and that of a cola drink is 90%. Traditional Indian drinks like Rooh Afza can also contain more than 10% sugar.... Read more »

eSpiritual: Facts about Soul and the Spirit

9th March 2020
• Energy is the raw material of the universe. • Information is the organization of energy into reproducible patterns. • Consciousness is living information and energy (living energized information) • Consciousness is, therefore, intelligence. • Intelligence is information and energy that has self-referral...Read more »

Inspirational Story: God has a Sense of Humor Too

9th March 2020
A woman received a call that her daughter was sick. She stopped by the pharmacy to get medication, got back to her car and found that she had locked her keys inside. She didn’t know what to do, so she called home and told the baby sitter what had happened. The baby sitter told her that her daughter’s... Read more »

Medical Voice

Medical voice

'Potential drug target against coronavirus infection identified'

According to the study, published in the journal Cell, the virus has been spreading since December 2019, and is closely related to the SARS coronavirus that caused the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome pandemic in 2002-2003. It noted that currently no vaccines or drugs are available to combat these viruses...Read more »  


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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
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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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Astaxanthin builds strength, endurance, and enhances mobility in the elderly

Increasing age is associated with a progressive loss of mobility. Exercise training is important to delay or reverse sarcopenia. Resistance training (RT) is highly beneficial to treat muscle wasting, while endurance training is beneficial for exercise intolerance... 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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