Editor in Chief Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee                                                                               Dated:05 June,2020

‘Telemedicine is new normal in healthcare, let’s accept it’

As Covid-19 outbreak began in India, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) allowed telemedicine practice for doctors in the country. As we are moving towards a new normal, telemedicine is going to be a part of the new healthcare system, said Dr Amar Amale, interventional cardiologist at Arneja Heart Institute, while talking to TOI. According to him, people and doctors should accept it just the way we have accepted WhatsApp, video calls, Zoom and online payment options. Excerpts:....read more

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 117: Thrombo-Inflammation

(With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev)
937: IMA-CMAAO Webinar on Thromboinflammation
30th May, 2020, 4-5pm,Participants, Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO; Dr Ramesh K Dutta; Dr K Kalra; Dr Sanchita Sharma,Faculty: Dr VP Choudhary, Consultant Hematologist, Fortis Escorts Hospital
The virus has different presentations in different patients.
It is a viral disorder and is self-limiting in 90% patients. Antivirals should be given within 48 hours. ....read more

World Covid Meter 4th June 213 Countries: Wear mask at home

Cases: 1M April 2, 2M April 15, 3M April 27, 4M May 8; 5M May 20, 6M May 30
Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity
Doubling time India 14.5 days, USA 33 days, Brazil 13 days, Russia 18 days, Spain 47 days, UK 35 days, Italy 55 days, France 49 days, Turkey 37 days
Likely minimum deaths (387911 + 54201 x 15 = 8130) = 396041....read more

Vedic Fasting

Fasting and starvation are two different terms commonly confused with each other.
Starvation means not eating or drinking altogether, while fasting means control and restrain of five sensory and five motor senses.
During fasting, one may continue eating or drinking but under discipline. Vedic fasting or spiritual fasting is mentioned in Karam Kanda in Yajurveda. ....read more

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World Environment Day: Lifestyle changes to pledge on this day

The Indian Express

The coronavirus count may be going up, but beyond the numbers, the pandemic is responsible for much stress as well. We worry about the future, how the situation will revert to normalcy and when we can see a glimmer of hope. On the occasion of World Environment Day, here is a list of some lifestyle changes that will help us maintain a healthy balance.
Plant-based products have always been a significant element in the food and nutrition sector. With increasing awareness, working professionals are also opting for these products as it contains protein, multivitamins and ayurvedic herbs

Sun Pharma gets approval to test plant-based dengue drug for Covid treatment

New Delhi: Sun Pharmaceutical, the country’s largest drugmaker, has received permission from the country’s apex drug regulatory body to start clinical trials of a plant-based drug, AQCH, to see if it can treat Covid-19 patients. It is the first phytopharmaceutical drug that the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved for clinical trial for Covid-19. Meant for the treatment of dengue, AQCH is still in the trial stage.