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Medical Voice 19th January 2021
Dr KK Aggarwal,  19 January 2021
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Covid-19: India records lowest fatalities in eight months

The daily coronavirus infections fell below 14,000 for the second time this month taking Indias Covid-19 caseload to 1,05,71,773, while 145 new fatalities were recorded, the lowest in around eight months, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. A total of 13,788 infections have been reported in a day. The countrys death toll increased to 1,52,419 with 145 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. The recoveries have crossed 1.02 crore. The daily Covid-19 infections were 12,548 on January 12. .... read more

Anatomy of the Alveoli

Lungs are the first organs in the body affected by COVID-19. Lets learn about the anatomy of lung alveoli today on MEDtalks with Dr K K Aggarwal COVID edition, at 7:00 PM.Just click on www.facebook.com/drkkaggarwal or https://perfecthealthmela.com/vevent2/hall1a.php

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts And Myth Buster: Metformin and COVID-19; High-titre plasma in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

With input from Dr Monica Vasudev1314: Metformin use is associated with reduced mortality in COVID-19 diabeticsDiabetes is an independent risk factor for COVID-19-related mortality; however, the risk is reported to be considerably reduced in patients taking metformin before the diagnosis of COVID-19. This raises the possibility that metformin may be protective in this high-risk population, suggest findings published in Frontiers in Endocrinology. The study noted that metformin use prior to the diagnosis of COVID-19 was linked with nearly 3-fold reduction in mortality and significantly lower unadjusted and adjusted odds ratios in subjects with diabetes. The effect persisted even after correcting for age, sex, race, obesity, and hypertension or chronic kidney disease and heart failure. The mechanisms through which metformin might improve prognosis in COVID-19 go beyond any expected improvement in glycemic control or obesity as blood glucose, hemoglobin A1C, or body mass index were not lower in COVID-19 survivors on metformin. .... read more

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Ad26.COV2.S Vaccine

Next in line in the armamentarium against COVID-19 is likely the single-dose Ad26.COV2.S vaccine, being developed by Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, anticipate infectious disease experts. It got closer with promising interim phase 1/2a trial results that were published online January 13 in The New England Journal of Medicine. A single Ad26.COV2.S dose was found to be associated with S-binding and neutralizing antibodies in over 90% of the participants. The finding was evident in both adults aged 18-55 years and participants 65 years and older, as well as in participants given low-dose or high-dose vaccinations. .... read more

How to remove negative thoughts

Darkness is the absence of light and similarly, negative thoughts are absence of positive thoughts. The answer to negative thoughts is to bring back positive thoughts. An idle mind is the devil’s workshop and so, will always think negative. Here are some ways by which you can get rid of your negative thoughts: Think differently, as taught by Adi Shankaracharya. Once Menaka approached Arjuna with lust and said that she wanted to have a son like him with him. Arjuna said that why wait for 25 years; consider me as your son from today. .... read more

Healthcare News Monitor

AstraZenecas Covid vaccine gets approval in Pakistan: Health Minister

health.economictimes.indiatimes.com

ISLAMABAD: AstraZenecas Covid-19 vaccine has been granted approval for emergency use in Pakistan, the countrys health minister said on Saturday, the first vaccine against the disease to be given the green light in the South Asian country. "DRAP granted emergency use authorisation to AstraZenecas Covid vaccine," Pakistans Health Minister Faisal Sultan told Reuters, referring to the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan.

COVID-19 vaccine trials data should be made public: Medicos Association

expresspharma.in

The Progressive Medicos and Scientists Forum (PMSF), an association of doctors and scientists has demanded that all data pertaining to COVID-19 vaccine trials should be made public to enable scientists and healthcare workers to make informed choices regarding the administration of vaccination. In a statement issued on Sunday, the Progressive Medicos and Scientists Forum (PMSF) said that the clinical trial Phase 3 data should be evaluated in a transparent manner as and when available for both vaccines and the decision to grant emergency use authorisation (EUA) may be revisited once the Phase 3 trials are completed.

WFH linked to better mental health but worse relationship with colleagues

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As India begins its covid vaccination drive, the big question facing individuals and companies concerns the work-from-home (WFH) routine that most urban Indians have accepted during the pandemic. As the ranks of the vaccinated swell and immunity levels build up, will it mark an end to WFH? Or will WFH still remain a widely-used option, even in the post-pandemic world? Data from the latest round of the YouGov-Mint-CPR Millennial Survey suggests that WFH fatigue is for real. But for a sizeable section, the WFH routine has meant more time for sleep and exercise, improved relations with family members, and better mental health than before.

India records lowest Covid-19 fatalities in eight months

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The daily coronavirus infections fell below 14,000 for the second time this month taking India’s COVID-19 caseload to 1,05,71,773, while 145 new fatalities were recorded, the lowest in around eight months, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. A total of 13,788 infections have been reported in a day. The country’s death toll increased to 1,52,419 with 145 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. The recoveries have crossed 1.02 crore.

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