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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 90

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI, Past National President IMA, Chief Editor Medtalks
9th May 2020
(With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudeva)
808: Coronavirus vaccine research: Coronaviruses possess a spike-like structure on their surface known as S protein. These spikes create the corona-like, or crown-like, appearance, thus giving the viruses their name. The S protein attaches to the surface of human cells. A vaccine targeting this protein would prevent it from binding to human cells... Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

World COVID Meter 8th May: It’s not Lockdown 3.0 but Living with COVID 1.0

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
9th May 2020
212 Countries affected, Will cross 4 M today, Minimum Likely Deaths 278051, Deaths to Cross 300,000 this Month World Cases - 1M: April 2, 2 M: April 15, 3 M: April 27, 4 M: May 8. First reported Case: 10th January - Total cases and numbers are based on RT PCR test which has only 67% sensitivity (no false positive)... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Correlation of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Response to Visual Food Stimuli with Clinical Measures in Restrictive Eating Disorders

9th May 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
There have been reports of limbic dysregulation in patients with restrictive eating disorders (EDs). A study recently evaluated the functional responses in brain systems... Read more »

News From All Specialities

ICMR to check for community spread

9th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
New Delhi: With COVID-19 cases rising to 53,000, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is going to conduct a study in the worst-affected districts to check if some or all of them have entered the community transmission phase. Community transmission is the state when a person... Read more »
Practice Updates

China reports one new coronavirus case, 16 asymptomatic cases

9th May 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
China has reported one new coronavirus case on May 7, declining from two cases the day before, revealed data from the national health authority. There were no new imported cases on May 7. The National Health Commission said that 16 new asymptomatic cases were recorded for May 7,... Read more »
Practice Updates

FDA Approves First Targeted Therapy for Aggressive Form of Lung Cancer

9th May 2020 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted approval to capmatinib for the treatment of adult patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that has spread to other parts of the body. This is the first FDA-approved drug to treat NSCLC with specific mutations that lead to...Read more »

SARS-CoV-2 in semen of COVID-19 patients?

9th May 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
SARS-CoV-2 may be present in the semen of patients with COVID-19 - those recovering as well as those with acute disease, suggested a small study published online in JAMA Network Open. Several experts; however, caution that the researchers only tested for viral components and the findings do not point to infectivity...Read more »
Practice Updates

BMI, Weight Change Tied to Prostate Cancer Outcomes

9th May 2020 Pharmacists Cardiology
Obesity and weight gain after prostate cancer diagnosis were found to significantly heighten the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality and possibly prostate cancer-specific mortality (PCSM), indicates a large retrospective review. Obesity at the time of diagnosis was linked with...Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

A review of efficacy and possible adverse effects of protective glove by hairdressers

9th May 2020 Dermatology
Among hairdressers, occupational hand eczema is very common. Protective gloves are very important in limiting exposure to irritants and allergens. Several glove types might vary in their protective ability... Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

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

9th May 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. Doctors cannot depart from the instructions as given on the package of the medicine or any medical equipment...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Can’t find printer

9th May 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, but the computer still says he can’t find it...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

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

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

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Some facts on noise levels

9th May 2020
• Continuous exposure to sounds above 85 db can cause 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 May 2020
Stress is defined as the physical and mental reaction to the interpretation of a known situation. In absence of a known situation, there cannot be stress. One cannot be stressed 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 May 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 $12 taxi ride...Read more »

Medical Voice

Mandatory mass testing may deliver unwanted results: Experts

9th May 2020
MUMBAI: Mandatory mass testing for the novel coronavirus — for people to return to work, or, passengers to board flights — may become a tool for discrimination instead of a public health measure, warn experts who have worked during other infectious disease crises such as AIDS...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?
Very confident
Moderately confident...Read more »  


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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