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High viral load in delta variant infections allows faster spread of Covid-19

DrVinyKantroo, Consultant Respiratory, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India
Dr Sanjay Kalra, DM, Bharti Hospital, Karnal; Immediate Past President, Endocrine Society of India
24th July 2021
The highly infectious delta variant (or B.1.617.2) of SARS-CoV-2 is fast replacing the alpha variant to become the most prevalent strain globally. It has now spread to more than 120 countries, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The delta variant was also the dominant strain in the second wave in India,...Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

World COVID Meter 23rd July 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease

24th July 2021 Multispeciality
Global Scenario
Coronavirus Cases:193,374,879 Deaths:4,150,986 Recovered:175,712,662 ACTIVE CASES:13,511,231 Serious/Critical Cases: 82,367...Read more »

Human antiviral B cell responses in patients with hepatitis B and COVID-19

24th July 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Humoral immunity is an important constituent of the coordinated response essential to treat viral infections and mediate protection following pathogen clearance or vaccination...Read more »
Hypertension update

Amlodipine and Atenolol: Combination Therapy Versus Monotherapy for blood pressure Management

24th July 2021 Multispeciality Cardiology
Cardiovascular diseases remain a serious public health challenge that affects an unlimited majority of the population across the world. Among the numerous risk factors for cardiovascular diseases,...Read more »

News From All Specialities

No revision in masking guidance despite surge in Delta variant cases in U.S.

24th July 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has made no changes in its masking guidance, despite the surge in the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 in the country causing a rise in cases, stated CDC director...Read more »
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Italy will soon require COVID-19 pass for certain activities

24th July 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
With daily COVID-19 infections again on the rise, Italy is soon going to require people to carry passes which show their health status to gain access to gyms, museums, movie theaters, restaurants, and some other places. A decree ordering the use of the green...Read more »
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Eight-week gap between Pfizer vaccine doses seems good: UK study

24th July 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
A longer interval between the first and second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine appears to produce more antibodies, suggest UK researchers. The findings from a new study support...Read more »
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Many Older Adults with Severe COVID-19 Had Atypical Symptoms: Study

24th July 2021 Pharmacists Emergency Medicine
More than one-third of older adults hospitalized with COVID-19 during the early months of the pandemic had an atypical presentation, with a combination of typical and atypical symptoms,...Read more »
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Childhood Vaccinations Not Tied to Increase in Allergies or Asthma

24th July 2021 Pediatrics Pathology & Lab Medicine
A meta-analysis conducted by researchers in Australia has found no association between childhood vaccinations and a rise in allergies and asthma. It was noted that children who had been...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner


What are the components of consent?

24th July 2021
Consent has three components: disclosure, capacity and voluntariness. Disclosure: This involves providing relevant information by the clinician and its comprehension by the patient...Read more »

Medtalks CME


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Health Effects of Alternate-Day Fasting in Adults

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