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Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
9th April 2020
(Source: DHS Science and Technology, Master Question List for COVID-19 (caused by SARS-CoV-2), Weekly Report, 18 March 2020)
Decontamination (Part 9). What are effective methods to kill the agent in the environment?... Read more »
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CMAAO Corona Facts and Myth Buster 41

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
9th April 2020
Extended Wear vs Reuse of masks
The CDC recommendations on optimizing the use of N95s are categorized into conventional, contingency, and crisis. Many hospitals in the contingency and crisis stages are currently implementing policies of extended use... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

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The X factor in chronic hepatitis B virus disease progression

9th April 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a known cause of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The role of HBx gene in HBV-related HCC is not yet clearly understood. Therefore, in a recent study conducted in Tamil Nadu, India,... Read more »

News From All Specialities

COVID-19 draws attention to nurses’ vulnerability as backbone to health services

9th April 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Nurses are working as the frontline force in fighting COVID-19 but the startling failure in the global supply of protective gear and new coronavirus tests, along with overwork due to global staff shortages, have shown us how susceptible they are,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Wuhan lockdown ends, local coronavirus cases rise across China

9th April 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The Chinese city of Wuhan ended a two-month lockdown on Wednesday, allowing people to leave the city, if they were healthy. However, there are concerns of a second wave of infections as cases in mainland China rise. Around 55,000 people were expected to leave Wuhan by train on Wednesday... Read more »
Practice Updates

Study reveals lockdown’s benefit

9th April 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
NEW DELHI: One person infected with coronavirus can possibly infect 406 others in just 30 days if a lockdown and social distancing measures are not in place. However, this can be dramatically reduced to 2.5 people with a 75% reduction in social exposure, reported a recent study conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)...Read more »

Pilates Improves CV Health in Young Obese Women

9th April 2020 PharmacistsCardiology
Mat Pilates has been found to be associated with significantly improved measures of cardiovascular risk in young obese women in a study published in the American Journal of Hypertension. The study randomized young obese women with high blood pressure to mat Pilates classes for a period of 12 weeks or no exercise...Read more »

High-Dose Brain Stimulation Beneficial for Tough-to-Treat Depression

9th April 2020 Neurology Pharmacists
An accelerated, high-dose transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy has been shown to yield significant improvement in depression symptoms in a small, open-label study. Overall, 21 patients with treatment-resistant depression were subjected to the accelerated therapy...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Are doctors supposed to administer medicine as per the manufacturer's instructions only?

9th April 2020
A doctor is expected to administer the medicines to his/her patients as per the instructions including the maximum dosage given on the package of the medicine. Doctor cannot depart from the instructions as given on the package...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Can’t find printer

9th April 2020
Customer: Hi, good afternoon, this is Martha, I can’t print. Every time I try, it says ‘Can’t find printer’.
I’ve even lifted the printer and placed it in front of the monitor,...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

The exaggerated lepromin test seen in cases of Lucio phenomenon is called as:

9th April 2020
a. Mitsuda's reaction
b. Medina-Ramirez reaction
c. Fischer's test...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Some facts on noise levels

9th April 2020
• Extended exposure to sounds above 85 db can lead to progressive hearing loss. Anyone exposed to sounds above 85 db of noise requires hearing protection. • The special limit for people who are exposed to noise above 90 db is 8 hours, for 95 db is 4 hours and 2 hours for 100 db... Read more »

eSpiritual: Prayer for Inner Happiness

9th April 2020
Stress is defined as the physical and mental reaction to the interpretation of a known situation. In the absence of a known situation, there cannot be stress. One cannot be stressful for a person who has just died in New York in an accident unless he or she is a known person...Read more »

Inspirational: A Million Dollar Lesson

9th April 2020
A cab driver taught me a million dollar lesson in customer satisfaction and expectation. Motivational speakers charge thousands of dollars to impart this kind of training to corporate executives and staff. It cost me a...Read more »

Medical Voice

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Kerala sets up kiosks to collect samples

Bengaluru | Hyderabad: Kerala has developed its own inexpensive kiosks for mass collection of samples from people with symptoms for Covid-19. The kiosk, called walk-in sample kiosk (Wisk), is the first of its kind in India, inspired by similar models deployed in South Korea. ...Read more »  


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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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Moderately confident...Read more »  


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Age-specific incidence of allergic and non-allergic asthma.

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