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Poor sense of smell may signify a higher risk for pneumonia hospitalization in older adults

Dr KK Aggarwal President CMAAO, HCFI
14th May 2021
Having a poor sense of smell is associated with higher risk of pneumonia in older adults aged 65 years or above, says a new cohort study from the Michigan State University, published in the journal Lancet Healthy Longevity. The study recruited participants from the Health, Aging and Body Composition study. Health data from 2494 older adults, ages 71-82,...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 13th May 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
14th May 2021
CMAAO: In susceptible high-risk (pro-inflammatory and/or pro-coagulative) individuals, reactogenic vaccines can trigger transient thrombo-inflammation lasting first few (up to four) days. ..Read more »
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Parenteral nutrition related liver disease in adults

14th May 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Parenteral nutrition is considered as a life-saving therapy in patients with intestinal failure. It has been observed that liver disease is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality... Read more »
Cough Update

Normal Fever and COVID-19 fever- difference revealed

14th May 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
Undifferentiated fever can be regarded as one of the largest morbidities afflicting the population in primary care settings and the overall healthcare ecosystem in India...Read more »
Hypertension update

Intensive treatment for hypertension management

14th May 2021 MultispecialityCardiology
The therapeutic blood pressure (BP) targets to be attained have long been a topic of debate. Several clinical studies and meta-analyses, especially the SPRINT trial, have shown the advantages...Read more »

News From All Specialities

England’s COVID-19 infections halved since March: Study

14th May 2021 Business and Medicine Public Health
The prevalence of COVID-19 infections in England has reduced to half since March, facilitated by the rapid rollout of vaccines; however, new variants continue to threaten,...Read more »

India’s active COVID-19 cases decline for second day

14th May 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
The total COVID-19 active cases in India declined to 37,04,099 with a drop of 11,122 cases over 24 hours, stated the Union Health Ministry on Wednesday. This is the second day in a row that active cases have dropped, reported the ministry... Read more »

India Fastest Country to Administer 17 Crore COVID-19 Vaccine Doses in 114 Days

14th May 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
India is the fastest country in the world to administer 17 crore doses in a span of 114 days, stated Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, and urged states to focus on the second dose vaccinations first... Read more »

CDC recommends use of Pfizer vaccine in 12-15-year-olds

14th May 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, said that the US CDC has recommended the use of Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents...Read more »

Mixing COVID-19 vaccines increases reports of mild side-effects

14th May 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
It is more likely for adults to report mild and moderate side-effects after doses of the AstraZeneca and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are mixed, suggested a new study. Chills, headaches and muscle pain...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner


What are the duties of a doctor in respect of signing professional certificates, reports and other documents?

14th May 2021
Regulation 7.7 elaborates on the issue of signing professional certificates, reports and other documents. It states as follows: “Registered medical practitioners are in certain cases bound by law to give...Read more »

eMedi Humor


Price you pay for being Good

14th May 2021
Three men were waiting to go to heaven. St Peter was at the gate and said, "However good you were to your wife that is the vehicle you will get in heaven". The first guy comes up to the gate and says,...Read more »

eMedi Quiz


A vitreous aspirate has been collected in an emergency at 9 pm. What advice would you like to give to the staff on duty regarding the overnight storage of the sample?

14th May 2021
1. The sample should be kept at 4°C. 2. The sample should be incubated at 37°C... Read more »

Lifestyle Updates


eWellness: Shoe Hygiene

14th May 2021
• Avoid poorly fitting shoes.
• Patients with diabetes should avoid walking bare feet...Read more »

eSpiritual: Vedic principles behind cognitive behavior therapy

14th May 2021
1) What is counseling?
A: The mental process involves generation of a thought or idea, which is analyzed and then acted upon. Thought, analysis and action, are the three processes of human mind... Read more »

Inspirational: An Office Boy

14th May 2021
A jobless man applied for the position of office boy at a reputed company. The employer interviewed him and then asked him to clean the floor. After that, the employer told him that he was hired... Read more »

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Health Effects of Alternate-Day Fasting in Adults

A new study published in Frontiers in Nutrition evaluated the effects of alternate-day fasting (ADF) on adults. This was a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials from PubMed,... Read more »



Atopic dermatitis in children

A new article published in Current Medical Issues discussed that atopic dermatitis (AD) or atopic eczema, is a chronic, relapsing, inflammatory skin disorder commonly affecting children... 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...Read more »


Fever in Common Infectious Diseases

An article published in the Clinical Manual of Fever in Children discussed that infection of the upper airways is the most common acute illness evaluated in the outpatient setting... Read more »


Optical wound imaging: New age diagnostic technology for wound assessment

Chronic wounds cause considerable morbidity and are an economic burden on healthcare systems. Techniques that allow effective diagnosis of chronic wounds aid better treatment plans leading to faster healing... Read more »

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