Editor in Chief Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee                                                                               Dated:20 June,2020

Signs of adult diabetes visible in children as young as 8 years old, says Study

Washington D.C. [USA]: Early signs of being more susceptible to type 2 diabetes as an adult can be seen in children as young as 8 years old, decades before it is likely to be diagnosed, according to a new study.
The novel study was published in the journal Diabetes Care. ,The research looked at the effects of a genetic risk score for developing type 2 diabetes as an adult on metabolism measured from blood samples taken from the participants in the study when they were aged 8, 16, 18, and 25 years.,The study tracked over 4,000 participants in the Children of the 90s - a health study established at the University of Bristol in the early 1990s. Researchers combined genetic information with an approach called 'metabolomics', which involves measuring many small molecules in a blood sample, to try and identify patterns that are specific to early stages of type 2 diabetes development....read more

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Post Mortem of Lung

950: Update on COVID-19
A study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases showed that the predominant pattern of lung lesions in patients with COVID-19 patients was diffuse alveolar damage.
Luca Carsana, at Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital, Bergamo, Italy, and colleagues assessed lung tissue samples from 38 patients who died from COVID-19 in 2 hospitals in northern Italy from February 29, 2020, to March 24, 2020....read more

World Covid Meter 19th June - 213 Countries affected, Doubling Rate 8 days

Cases: 1M April 2, 2M April 15, 3M April 27, 4M May 8, 5M May 20, 6M May 30, 7M June 7, 8M June 15
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 17 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 (456262 + 54486 x 15 = 8173) = 464434,Coronavirus Cases: 8,576,707,Deaths: 456,262,Recovered: 4,513,309....read more

The vast power of the Spirit

Om Poornamadah, “Om Poornamadah Poornamidam, Poornaat Poornamudachyate
Poornasya Poornamaadaaya, Poornameva Avasihyate”
The whole is whole; if you take away the whole away from the whole the whole will still remain. (That is infinite, this is infinite, from the infinite, the infinite has come out. Having taken the infinite out of the infinite, the infinite alone remains). ,(In Vedanta “That” represents super consciousness, God or the Brahman and “This” the visible universe) ....read more

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Admission or No Admission in COVID



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The Indian Express

At a time when a sentiment in favour of boycotting Chinese goods is gathering steam, companies across import-dependent sectors such as automobile, pharmaceuticals, electronics, telecommunications, etc have said that any move in this direction could be counter-productive and impact the overall competitiveness of the Indian manufacturing sector.
They attribute two main reasons for this: One, automobile and pharmaceuticals companies have invested deeply in building a supply chain that traces back to China significantly and disrupting that supply chain could adversely affect their competitive situation in the export segments. Two, for companies in the telecommunications and electronics segments, the disruption could come from the lack of domestic manufacturing capabilities and significantly higher input costs.

E Kumar Sharma

It is a cost Indian companies look prepared to bear. It stems from a need to maintain higher inventory for select key ingredients imported from China - Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and Key Starting Materials (KSMs) that go into making of certain APIs. According to analysts and industry sources, the costs are up by around 10 per cent for the industry as compared to the pre-COVID days. This is after accounting for around 20 per cent increase in prices that Chinese suppliers have implemented, and not considering the impact of depreciation of the rupee, since it will be offset later through exports from India - with rupee falling from Rs 70 to Rs 76 to a dollar, which is close to 9 per cent. The exact impact of the cost increases is a function of the quantum and nature of imports from China and the amount of inventory. As against the usual inventory for up to two months, the trend now seems to be between three months and six months.

India Today

As coronavirus cases continue to rise sharply in Mumbai, young doctors in the city are under extreme pressure. Many young city doctors said they have been living in extreme stress for weeks and are overwhelmed by the pressure of rising Covid-19 cases.
India Today TV spoke to a number of young Mumbai doctors to understand their mental state working under such stressful conditions. Depression, fear, anxiety at the workplace and nervous breakdown aren’t alien to them.

Corona patient dies after family unplugs ventilator to turn on cooler

In a shocking incident, a COVID-19 patient in Rajasthan's Kota district died after his family disconnected the ventilator to plug in the air cooler to combat the scorching heat.,The incident happened on June 15 in the Maharao Bhimsingh Hospital (MBS) hospital. ,A committee was formed soon after the death was reported, which will submit its report on Friday at 4 p.m., hospital Medical Superintendent Naveen Saxena told IANS. ,He said, "We have set up the committee to investigate the incident based on the primary information. The committee includes deputy superintendent of the hospital, nursing superintendent and CMO. We will look into the matter and then shall explore further action for a need to go to the police."