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13th July 2018
Homosexuality is not a medical disorder

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Yesterday, the Indian Psychiatric Association issued a statement saying that "In the opinion of the Indian Psychiatric Association, homosexuality is not a psychiatric disorder. This is in line with the position of the American Psychiatric Association and the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization which removed homosexuality from the list of psychiatric disorders in 1973 and 1992 respectively. The IPS recognises same sexuality as a normal variant of human sexuality much like heterosexuality and bisexuality. There is no scientific evidence that sexual orientation can be altered by any treatment and that any such attempts may, in fact, lead to low self-esteem and stigmatisation of the person."

We agree with this statement of the Indian psychiatric more

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FDA strengthens warning for use of antibiotics
Need of the hour is to also restrict antibiotic use at a personal level and consume them only when required
New Delhi, 12 July 2018: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has strengthened warnings for the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics. This comes in the wake of findings indicating that this class of antibiotics can cause mental health problems and serious blood sugar disturbances, including hypoglycemic coma in people with diabetes. The fluoroquinolone class is among the most widely used in India, where hundreds of generic versions of the drugs are available.

The new safety warnings are for all fluoroquinolones, including those taken by mouth or injected. India is the world’s largest consumer of antibiotics, with use more than doubling between 2000 and 2015. Against a global antibiotic increase of 65%, India reported a 103% increase, according to a study at Princeton University published in March this year.

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