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Dr KK Aggarwal,  17 October 2020
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Prognostic test helps select breast cancer patients avoid chemotherapy

Pune: An advanced prognostic test is helping select breast cancer patients avoid chemotherapy, especially at a time when the scare of Covid-19 has confined many high-risk individuals to their homes. It helped doctors a great deal in the case of Prabhakar, in his 60s, who was diagnosed with a malignant tumour (breast cancer) at an early stage. “After surgically removing the breast lump, we did a risk assessment by using the advanced CanAssistBreast prognostic test. We found that Prabhakar was in a low-risk category and could avoid chemotherapy. We have put him on hormonal therapy and he is responding well,” said Ruby Hall Clinic’s oncosurgeon Amol Dumbre-Patil said. more

Getting Inside the Coronavirus

With all the countries working on developing vaccines, it becomes important to understand the viral components of SARS-CoV-2. Join us at 7:00 PM on MEDtalks with Dr K K Aggarwal for an insight in the viral structure of coronavirus. Just click on or

World Covid Meter 15th October, Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

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, 9M June 22, 10M June 29th, 11M July 4, 12M July 8, 13M July 13, 14M July 17, 15M July 23, 16M July 25, 17M July 29, 18M August 1, 19M August 6, 20M August 10, 21M August 16, 22M August 19, 23M August 21, 24M August 27, 25M August 30, 26M September 3, 27M September 7, 28M September 10, 29M September 14, 30M September 18, 31M September 21, 32M September 23, 33M September 28, 34M October 1, 35M October 4, 36M October 8, 37M October 11, 38M October 14 Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity More than one million new cases were reported around the world in three days, as France, Russia, Nepal and several American states set records for the highest daily number of new infections. India surpassed seven million total cases. more

Could Acetylsalicylic Acid be Useful in Adults with COVID-19?

Severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus known to cause the COVID-19 pandemic, has affected over 33 million individuals across the globe, with the death toll due to the infection rising to over 10 lakh (as of September 28, 2020).1 This virus has been shown to affect several organs, particularly the respiratory tract. COVID-19 is characterized by stimulation of an immune response with pro-inflammatory cytokine release, overactivation of the coagulation cascade as well as platelet aggregation, which gives way to micro- and macrovascular thrombosis.2 This is a grim situation and no medication has been proven to be safe and efficacious for COVID-19 treatment as yet. However, several drugs are being used off-label or as investigational therapies to tackle this unprecedented health crisis. more

Man Vachan Kaya

Man,Vachan,Kaya are the three fundamental principles used to define non-violence (ahimsa) and truthfulness (satya). Being truthful means whatever you are thinking, speaking and doing, it is the same. You should be one in whatever you think, do or speak. Ahimsa is the fundamental principle of Jainism, which means you should be non-violent not only in your actions but also in your speech and thoughts. Being truthful makes you Satyugi. more

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Chinese company offers coronavirus vaccine to students


TAIPEI: A Chinese drug developer is offering an experimental coronavirus vaccine to students going abroad in a strategy health experts say raises safety and ethical concerns. China National Biotech Group has two vaccine candidates out of five from Chinese developers that are in the final stages of clinical trials. They are part of a global race to develop a vaccine that, if they are successful, offers the fledgling Chinese industry the potential for prestige and worldwide sales.

Alembic Pharma gets USFDA nod for anti-viral drug

New Delhi, Oct 16 (PTI) Drug firm Alembic Pharmaceuticals on Friday said it has received approval from the US health regulator for Amantadine Hydrochloride tablets, used for treatment of influenza A virus. The approved product is therapeutically equivalent to the reference listed drug product Symmetrel tablets of Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. In a regulatory filing, Alembic Pharmaceuticals said "it has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) Amantadine Hydrochloride tablets in the strength of 100 mg".

Doctor in ICU as car hits Metro pillar in Calcutta


A doctor driving a Hyundai Venue and another person in the car were critically injured when he apparently lost control and rammed into a Metro pillar near the Avishikta crossing early on Thursday, police said. The vehicle overturned on impact and landed on another four-wheeler moving in the same direction, the police said. Two other people in the Venue and the occupants of the other car escaped unhurt.

Plastic bags with holes in may be an alternative to shields: Indian doctors claim they work — and dont cause glasses to fog up


Plastic bags with holes cut out work as PPE and could be an alternative to shields, doctors on the Covid-19 frontline have claimed. Plastic bags with holes cut out work as PPE and could be an alternative to shields, doctors on the Covid-19 frontline have claimed. Although the suggestion seems comical, they stressed that the difficulties faced by global PPE shortages mean new solutions are needed.

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