A New Theory Asks: Could a Mask Be a Crude ‘Vaccine’? Scientists float a provocative — and unproven — idea: that masks expose the wearer to just enough of the virus to spark a protective immune response. A new scientific paper explores the concept of variolation, the deliberate exposure to a pathogen to generate a protective immune […]

The guidelines have been prepared with NITI Aayog, the guidelines include definitions of Telemedicine, telehealth and registered medical practitioners, scope of telemedicine and its applications. It also explains the mode of communication and responsibilities of registered medical practitioner. Definitions: TELEMEDICINE ‘The delivery of health care services, where distance is a critical factor, by all health […]

 17th WHO Regulatory Update on COVID-19 28 August 2020  Key Messages The unprecedented rapid development of multiple candidate diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines against COVID-19 more than ever requires regulators of the world to work together collaboratively. Strong engagement through regulatory networks is key to make this happen efficiently and quickly. Highlights and main […]

1. Covid only in nose – recovery time is half a day. (Steam inhaling), vitamin C. Usually no fever. Asymptomatic. 2. Covid in throat – sore throat, recovery time 1 day (hot water gargle, warm water to drink, if temp then paracetamol. Vitamin C, Bcomplex. If severe than antibiotic. 3. Covid in lungs- coughing and […]

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A young boy from a remote town of Dondiacha, enters a prestigious medical college, in his simple attire, thin, short, wearing a topi, sadra and pyajama, to join, the college as 1st year medical college. Many of his classmates, look past him, some ridicule him, some already have coined a pet name “mama”. But, this […]

India March 29 2020 Summary: The Indian Government has published Telemedicine Practice Guidelines (“Telemedicine Guidelines”) on March 25, 2020. These guidelines finally clarify India’s position on the legality of teleconsultation. It is now perfectly legal to provide teleconsultation by registered medical practitioners (M.B.B.S and above) in line with the requirements of the Telemedicine Guidelines. It […]

Accidental Deaths & Suicides in India 2019 National Crime Records Bureau (Ministry of Home Affairs) Government of India National Highway – 8, Mahipalpur, New Delhi – 110 037. Published By: National Crime Records Bureau (Ministry of Home Affairs) Government of India National Highway-8, Mahipalpur, New Delhi-110 037. Phone : 011-26735450 Email : stat@ncrb.nic.in Website : […]

Each suicide is a personal tragedy that prematurely takes the life of an individual and has a continuing ripple effect, dramatically affecting the lives of families, friends and communities. Every year, more than 1,00,000 people commit suicide in our country. There are various causes of suicides like professional/career problems, sense of isolation, abuse, violence, family […]

आत्महत्या हो या हत्या, दोनों ही हालत में होने वाली हत्या मनोरोगियों के एक ही विकार की वजह से हुई घटना है। मरीज की मानसिक हालत पर निर्भर करता है कि वह आत्महत्या करेगा या हत्या। मिसाल के लिए, एक मामला सामूहिक आत्महत्या का है, जिसमें अवसाद से पीड़ित एक मां आत्महत्या करती है, लेकिन […]

            Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Government of India   What is mental health rehabilitation ? • Mental Health Rehabilitation promotes • Problem identification; and not being in a state of denial • Building […]

Which is the best finger Dr. Krishan Chugh Pulse Oximetry Thumb/Any Finger Can Be Used But Which Is The Best ? In a survey of health care workers for monitoring pulse oximetry, index finger was selected by 80 % for SpO2 measurement  Dr. Krishan Chugh  Principle of optical plethysmography & photospectrometry The diode […]

 MMMM This page intentionally left blank In this completely revised and updated third edition of his highly successful book, Hamid Ghodse presents a comprehensive overview of substance misuse and dependence. There is a particular emphasis on practical, evidence-based approaches to the assessment and manage- ment of a wide range of drug-related problems in a […]

 RICHARD LAWRENCE MILLER GREENWOOD PRESS The Encyclopedia of ADDICTIVE DRUGS The Encyclopedia of ADDICTIVE DRUGS RICHARD LAWRENCE MILLER  GREENWOOD PRESS Westport, Connecticut • London Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Miller, Richard Lawrence. The encyclopedia of addictive drugs / Richard Lawrence Miller. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0–313–31807–7 (alk. paper) 1. […]

Do A Task , Wear A Mask On , Smile On !    DR. MANOJ GUMBER • MD,DM • FORMER PROFESSOR IKDRC • SENIOR CONSULTANT NEPHROLOGIST AND TRANSPLANTPHYSICIAN APOLLO HOSPITAL INTL LTD , AHMEDABAD c  Hon. Consultant –IIM Ahmedabad Hon. Consultant- Sola Civil Ahmedabad Ph. : 9879511234 Email ID : manojrgumber@gmail.com  […]

Recommendation here is, Doxy 100 BD 10 days, Ivermectin 12 OD 3 days, Zinc 50 BD 10 days, Vit. C 500 BD 10 days, Vit. D 60000 daily for 3 days, then weekly, Supradyn OD, Calpol 650 SOS, for pain and fever, Isolation and absolute bedrest. Lying in prone position, Checking SPO2 every 3 – […]

The source of what the philosopher Immanuel Kant called “the moral law within” may be mysterious, but its role in the social order is not. In any nation short of dictatorship some form of moral compact, implicit or explicit, should be the basis of a just society. Without a common sense of what is “right,” […]

COVID SO WHAT ? Compiled by Dr. Narendra Malhotra It is now clear that Corona virus is here to stay with us for a long-long time and recent seropositiveness studies in Delhi and Pune have shown antibodies in almost 29% of surveyed population – this shows that most of us have caught the infection and […]

FAQs on COVID-19 from AIIMS e-ICUs 1. Should we use HCQ as prophylaxis in health care workers (HCW)? Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) has been advised as prophylaxis in HCW and high-risk contacts without contraindications. It can be used along with proper use of PPE and other infection control practices to protect from COVID 19. 2. Can Ivermectin […]

COVID-19 has caused disruption, damage and death at an unprecedented scale. Knowledge about this disease is constantly evolving. The mode of transmission is believed to be primarily through droplet spread during face to face contact. In addition to the classical symptoms of fever, fatigue and breathlessness, loss of sense of smell and taste, skin manifestations […]

COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 has become a global pandemic requiring the development of interventions for the prevention or treatment to curtail mortality and morbidity. No vaccine to boost mucosal immunity, or as a therapeutic, has yet been developed to SARS-CoV-2. In this study, we discover and characterize a cross-reactive human IgA monoclonal antibody, MAb362. MAb362 […]

August 3, 2020 Drugs for cure when someone have sick. A recent study published supports the use of tetracycline as an immunomodulatory drug for COVID-19. These drugs have an anti-inflammatory effect and a broad-spectrum antibacterial activity. These drugs have been very useful in treating HIV and malaria. Their ability to suppress the proliferation of T […]

COVID SO WHAT ? Compiled by Dr. Narendra Malhotra It is now clear that Corona virus is here to stay with us for a long-long time and recent seropositiveness studies in Delhi and Pune have shown antibodies in almost 29% of surveyed population – this shows that most of us have caught the infection and […]

 ContentsA guide to wellbeing of medical students. 3Making adjustments to college life 4Tips to avoid procrastination 6Planning your study schedule 6Other tips for efficient study planning: 64R technique for studying 7Introduction to the subjects 7Here are some tips to help you study human anatomy: 7Tips to help you study physiology: 9Tips to help you study […]

 वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्यकोटि समप्रभ ।निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा ॥ Yaa Devi Sarva-Bhutessu Buddhi-Ruupenna Samsthitaa |Namas-Tasyai Namas-Tasyai Namas-Tasyai Namo Namah ||  ContentsMedicolegal issues 8Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2018 8Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement 10Ayushman Bharat Yojana 10Basic Principles of Medical Negligence: Need for Protection of Doctors 12BAYH-DOLE ACT 13BIG FINES TO PHARMA INDUSTRY 13BIOMEDICAL WASTE […]

I am a neuropsychiatrist, epileptologist and electroencephalographer.My address is- DR P K Gupta.MBBS (Hons), MD (Psych. Med)61/5 Gandhi Road, Dehradun, UK,India-248001Ph- 91 135 2621343Mo 9837425545e mail dr.pkgupta@yahoo.com, dr.pkgupta@gmail.comdr.pkgupta@hotmail.comweb sitehttp://www.deemagclinic.comEDUCATION:MBBS from University of Agra, (September 1979 to 1985)(MBBS with Honours in ENT)MD from University of Agra, India (August 1987-Aug 1989)(Doctor of medicine in Psychiatry Agra University, […]

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What is the anatomy of eye movements?There are six external ocular muscles: two are supplied by nerves unique to them: the superior oblique is supplied by the trochlear nerve (IV), and the lateral rectus is supplied by the abducent nerve (VI). The other four external muscles, the internal muscles and the eyelid are supplied by […]

What is the femoral nerve stretch test?The femoral nerve stretch test or the prone knee bending test is done for testing the motor function of the femoral nerve and to stress the lumbar (L2-L4) nerve roots. This is one of the most reliable techniques for assessment of the mid-lumbar (L2, L3, and L4) nerve root […]

What is Unterberger’s Sign?Unterberger’s sign or Unterberger’s stepping test is said to examine the integrityof vestibulospinal connections and attempts to define the side of a vestibularlesion. The patient is asked to march on the spot with the eyes closed (i.e. proprioceptive and visual cues are removed); the patient will rotate to the side ofa unilateral […]

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust CG10393-3 Thromboprophylaxis, coagulopathy management and thrombosis in COVID-19 CLINICAL GUIDELINE CG10393-3 Purpose of the Guideline There is limited international guidance on how to manage thrombotic risk, coagulopathy and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) in patients with COVID-19 (SARs-CoV-2) infection. This document provides pragmatic guidance concerning adult, non-pregnant patients with suspected or […]

The year was 1957. A middle aged surgeon was working in Uganda, in the Mulago hospital in Kampala.He was a devout Christian and considered himself a missionary. By his own admission, he wasn’t a great surgeon.What he lacked in surgical genius, he made up for in tenacity. One day a boy named Africa walked into […]

The year was 1957. A middle aged surgeon was working in Uganda, in the Mulago hospital in Kampala.He was a devout Christian and considered himself a missionary. By his own admission, he wasn’t a great surgeon.What he lacked in surgical genius, he made up for in tenacity. One day a boy named Africa walked into […]

The two mega-cities of Mumbai and New Delhi (NCR) have been bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic in India. However, in the last few weeks, it has become easier to find empty hospital beds and unused ventilators. This has led to euphoria and the hope that we might be seeing light at the end […]

Compiled by Dr. Narendra Malhotra Corona is here to stay and it is predicted that over 70% of population will get the infection (fortunately not all will fall sick or very sick). (Recovery rate of over 74% & Death rate around 2%). A lot of confusion exists regarding testing for covid and what test to […]

*Nice compilation by KEM Mumbai*……… Released from KMC :: Once covid is diagnosed get a baseline CBP, LFT, RFT, CRP, d-Dimer, IL6 (if available), LDH, Ferritin, Trop-T, ECG, baseline CXR and CT chest. Ask for replication score in RT PCR test. It indicates how infective you are for other people. Any score above 25 is […]

Virologists identify potential COVID-19 treatments Scientists developing inhibitors of a critical viral enzyme called C3-like protease have engineered and studied compounds that inhibit this viral enzyme. C3-like protease is an enzyme that is essential for coronaviruses to replicate and crucial to their survival. Researchers tested the antiviral compounds’ effect on SARS-CoV-2 in cultured human airway cells and tested them in a mouse model for MERS. […]

TREATMENT PROTOCOL FOR COVID19 PATIENTS (VERSION 3.0) DISCLAIMER: This Recommendation is derived from the prevailing trials published and collation of various guidelines. These guidelines would change with the evolving evidences DEFINITIONS: • ILI is defined as one with acute respiratory infection –  with fever ≥ 380 C (100.40F) and –  cough –  with onset within […]

Drugs that cause QT prolongation Antiarrhythmic agents Class IA Class IA antiarrthymic drugs work by blocking sodium and potassium channels. Blocking sodium channels tend to shorten the action potential duration, while blocking potassium channels prolongs the action potential. When the drug concentration is at a low to normal concentration, the potassium channel blocking activity takes […]

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following: Conditions: • increased risk of bleeding due to clotting disorder • a change in blood platelet function • a hemorrhage in the brain • bleeding within the skull • uterine fibroids • breast cancer • cancer […]

Released from KMC Once covid is diagnosed get a baseline CBP, LFT, RFT, CRP, d Dimer, IL6 (if available), LDH, Ferritin, Trop T, ECG, baseline CXR and CT chest. Ask for replication score in RT PCR test. It indicates how infective you are for other people. Any score above 25 is generally non infectious especially […]

– The Liangs, Bangalore August 2020 there is a volcano of info on dealing with Covid …..      But most of them is about the patient as an individual. Unfortunately, the reality is ….. …..Covid is infecting entire households, not just individuals. This is especially the case in India where it […]

M3 India Newsdesk Aug 14, 2020 A A A Dr. Sundeep Mishra in his exclusive COVID-19 series for M3 India details on the role of micronutrients and their supportive role in prevention and treatment of the infection. He also provides his opinion on herbal supplements being marketed as immunity boosters. For our comprehensive coverage and […]

Must read it! Written by Omer Khalid , a Paki writer, well read and based at UK. *India as a Hindu Rashtra?* -Khalid Umar (The author is originally from Pakistan and works as Barrister in UK. Is widely read. Forwarded from his FB account) —————————————- It is alleged that Narendra Modi/BJP want to make India […]

Experts from Charité — Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the University of Bonn, the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) and the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), along with colleagues from a nationwide research network, present these findings in the scientific journal Cell. Most patients infected with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 […]

Get three issues of BBC Science Focus Magazine for only £5 Viruses give us infections from the common cold to COVID-19 and AIDS. But research shows that they may also have played a key role in shaping the evolution of Homo sapiens. Coronavirus, Zika, Ebola, flu, even the boring old common cold – we’re all […]

Are humans still evolving? For much of nature, natural selection and ‘survival of the fittest’ still play a dominant role; only the strongest can survive in the wild. As little as a few hundred years ago, the same was true for humans, but what about now?  Nowadays, with the availability of better healthcare, food, heating […]

This review aims to highlight the historical hallmarks in the development of the concepts of seizures and epilepsy. It begins with a discussion of seizure semiology and terminology, followed by the pathophysiology of seizures. We then discuss the definition of epilepsy, its etiologies, and ultimately classification schemes. Each section starts with our current views and […]

Part II by Dr. Donald Perry Dr. Perry welcomes your comments and questions. Please email him at canopy evolution at gmail.com The fruits of our creativity – music, dance, mathematics, technology, and our awareness of the universe – are the result of evolutionary events that occurred in the murky depths of humanity’s distant past. Where and why this creative mind […]