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Editorial (Dr SS Agarwal, Dr K K Aggarwal)
11th April 2016
IMA condones temple tragedy in Kerala, which killed 102 people​ 
 
IMA Kerala is moving Kerala High Court seeking a ban on display of deadly fireworks, which are common during festivals and lead to fire hazards and noise pollution.  
 
IMA Kerala president Dr AV Jayakrishnan said that their Thiruvananthapuram branch President Dr RC Sreekumar would file a writ petition before the High Court, seeking to curb use of firecrackers.
 
The high-level noise caused by fireworks in temples and other places of worship causes severe ear damage and precipitate asthmatic attacks. 
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Controlling diabetes through a healthy diet
 
New Delhi, April 10, 2016: Adhering to a Mediterranean diet, rich in fruits and vegetables and low in animal products, may protect one against developing type 2 diabetes. The diet emphasizes olive oil, vegetables, fruits, nuts, cereals, legumes and fish, and de-emphasizes meat and dairy products. It is a healthy eating plan that seems to help in the prevention of heart disease. 
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Benefits of long-term practice of Sahaja Yoga meditation
 
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IMA Starts Nodal center for adverse drug reactions

IMA PvPI Initiative has started a nodal center at IMA headquarters. All IMA members can now report adverse reactions to drugs, vaccines, medical devices, Blood products and herbal products at IMA PvPI helpline 9717776514, open Monday to Friday 9-5.30PM
 
IMA Polio Dates
  • April 11th: bOPV would be available in private market but it is not to be opened or used before 25th April.
  • April 25: IMA Polio Switch Day, when tOPV would be completely withdrawn and replaced by bOPV in both routine immunization and polio campaigns.
  • 9th May: IMA National Validation Day when India would be declared free of tOPV. 

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The Indian Medical Association (IMA) presents a series of weekly webcasts for the benefit of the Indian medical profession, engaging you with the latest in advocacy efforts for doctors, through an interactive exclusive digital webcast partnership with eMediNexus.
 

Webcast Date: 14th April 2016