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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
19th July 2018
Homosexual relationships do not lead to STDs like AIDS: SC

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Excerpts from TOI report

The Victorian-era morality, prohibitions, unsafe sex and living in denial have led to the spread of sexually transmitted diseases like AIDS and it cannot be blamed on homosexual relationships, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said while observing the sexual intercourse itself should not be seen as a crime. The apex court termed the prohibitions on acts like prostitution and homosexual relationships as one of the causes for the spread of STDs and said, "If you licence prostitution, you control it. If you shove it under the carpet, owing to some Victorian-era morality, it will only lead to health concerns".

A five-judge Constitution bench was not in agreement with the submissions of the lawyers favoring retention of section 377 in the IPC that the homosexual relationships have led to spread of AIDS....read more

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CDC, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and state and local public health partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora infections associated with consumption of McDonald’s salads. Reported cases come from 7 states: Illinois (29), Iowa (16), Minnesota (3), Missouri (7) Nebraska (2), South Dakota (2), and Wisconsin .... read more

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Morning MEDTalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 19th July 2018

Supreme Court: Aborting a healthy foetus is akin to murder - The Hon’ble Supreme Court has on 16.07.2018 flatly denied a 20-year-old woman permission to terminate her 25-week-old pregnancy, observing that aborting a healthy foetus that is unlikely to affect the mother’s physical health amounted to murder. .. read more

Practice Updates

Soccer headers may be linked to balance problems

Greater exposure to repetitive subconcussive head impacts is associated with vestibular dysfunction and balance impairments during walking. These findings from a study of soccer players to be presented at the upcoming American Academy of Neurology’s Sports ... read more


AAP releases Choosing Wisely list of appropriate nephrology tests for children

As part of the Choosing Wisely campaign, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Nephrology and the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (ASPN) have jointly released a list of specific nephrology tests and procedures that are commonly ordered but not always necessary when treating children for kidney-related conditions. These ... read more


Broadly acting antibodies identified in patients who survived the lethal Ebola virus disease

Researchers have identified broadly neutralizing antibodies in the blood of patients who have survived the lethal Ebola virus disease. In animal studies, two of these antibodies provided substantial protection against disease caused by Zaire ebolavirus, Bundibugyo ebolavirus and Sudan ebolavirus, the three species known to cause fatal human illness. These ... read more


Study links nitrate-cured meats linked to manic episodes

Among those with a history of psychiatric disorders, people who reported eating a history of dried meats cured with nitrates was strongly and independently associated with current mania, a major symptom of bipolar disorder, according to a prospective cohort study ... read more


High trough levels of infliximab improve IBD control

Maintaining higher trough levels of infliximab, more than 7 µg/mL provide better control of inflammation in hard-to-treat patients of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) without increasing infection risk, according to a new research published online July 10, 2018 in ... read more


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About 20 million additional children need to be vaccinated to achieve complete global immunization coverage
Awareness on the benefits of immunization is the need of the hour
 
New Delhi, 18 July 2018: As per recent data from UN bodies, the national average for full immunization is 62%, for diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine (DTP3) coverage is 78.4%, and that for measles first dose 81.1%.Among the Indian states, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh (also called 'BIMARU') have been found to have the highest numbers of partially immunized and non-immunized children.

Almost 20 million children were bereft of the benefits of full immunization in 2017. Of these, almost 8 million (40%) live in fragile or humanitarian settings, including countries affected by conflict. To reach all children with much-needed vaccines, the world will need to vaccinate an estimated 20 million additional children every year. .

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