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30th April 2018
Limitations in criminal liability

Dr KK Aggarwal & Ira Gupta

Chapter XXXVI of Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 deals with limitation for taking cognizance of certain offences. The provisions of various relevant sections of the said chapter are as follows:Section 468: Bar to taking cognizance after lapse of the period of limitation(1) Except as otherwise provided elsewhere in this Code, no Court, shall take cognizance of an offence of the category specified in sub-section (2), after the expiry of the period of limitation.(2) The period of limitation shall be –a. Six months, if the offence is punishable with fine only;b. One year, if the offence is punishable with imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year;c. Three years, if the offence is punishable with imprisonment for a term exceeding one year but not exceeding three years.(3) For the purposes of this section, the period of limitation, in relation to offences which may be tried together, shall be determined withreference to theoffence which is punishable with the more severe punishment or, as the case may be, the most severe punishment.

To decide whether the complaint is time barred or not, we need to know under what provisions the complaint has been made and also what is the maximumpunishment of the offences mentioned in the complaint.... read more

Video Of The Day : World Health Day 2018

Switching to telemedicine: Here's how much it will cost?

Telemedicine is defined as the delivery of healthcare services using telecommunications. It helps doctors evaluate and treat patients without an in-person visit. For instance, if a patient, who lives in a remote area wants to avail the services of a doctor from another city, their auxiliary expenditure on travel and accommodation may be in excess of the consultation charges, making such a visit prohibitive..... read more

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Govt. restricts manufacture, sale and import of oxytocin in India

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has restricted the manufacture of Oxytocin formulations for domestic use to public sector only. It has also banned the import of Oxytocin and its formulations. The High Court of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla, had, in its judgment dated 15.3.2016 in CWPIL No. 16 of 2014 titled 'Court on its own motion' versus..... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 30th April

Quantum Physics: You are what your deep-rooted thoughts are is an ancient Vedic saying. Quantum physics has proven that our thoughts can indeed influence matter. Science all these years believed that matter only contained particles, and light waves. But quantum physics has found that light can act like a particle, bending around corners or bouncing off walls. And matter can behave as a wave, such as electrons moving in waves around a neutron..... read more

Practice Updates

First responders exposed to the WTC disaster at greater risk of myeloma disease

Environmental exposure to the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster site is associated with myeloma precursor disease (MGUS and light-chain MGUS) and may be a risk factor for the development of multiple myeloma at an earlier age, particularly the light-chain subtype, according to a long-term study ..... read more

Multiple-current Vercise system effectively improves symptoms of Parkinson's disease

Findings from the INTREPID study, presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in Los Angeles in California show the effectiveness of multiple-current Vercise System, a new type of deep brain stimulation system with independently controllable current for each of the .... read more

Apparent treatment resistant HT causes faster loss of eGFR in CKD patients

Type 2 diabetes patients with stage III CKD and apparent treatment resistant hypertension (aTRH) had a faster and increased risk of eGFR loss of more than 30%, as per a study published online March 16, 2018 in Kidney & Blood Pressure Research. .... read more

Study links egg consumption to high risk of heart disease

Egg consumption is significantly associated with an increased risk for incident heart disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. In a prospective cohort study of Korean adults published April 25, 2018 in Nutrition & Diabetes, those who ate more than 4 eggs in a week were at a 2.8 times higher incidence of heart disease..... read more

LAP index is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease in psoriasis patients

Calculation of the lipid accumulation product (LAP) index in patients with psoriasis facilitates detection of those at greater risk of cardiovascular morbidity than traditional anthropometric measurements of obesity such as waist circumference and body mass index (BMI). LAP index was significantly ,.... read more

Sufentanil approved for moderate to severe pain in adults

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has endorsed sufentanil (Dzuveo), an opioid, for the management of acute moderate to severe pain in adult patients. Available as 30-microgram sublingual tablets, Dzuveo is a hybrid medicine of Sufenta (Akorn)...... read more

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1. Absorption of digoxin is delayed by the presence of food.
2. Concurrent food intake may severely reduce the rate of absorption of phenytoin.
3. Presence of food enhances the absorption of hydrochlorothiazide.
4. Anitimalarial drug halofantrine is more extensively absorbed if taken with food.
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Iron deficiency in boys may lead to aggressive behavior
Anemia is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies in children
New Delhi, 29th April 2018: As per a recent study, iron deficiency, anemia, and low plasma vitamin B12 levels in boys around the age of 8 resulted in 10% higher chances of externalizing behaviors such as aggression and breaking of rules. Previous research on infants has shown a link between iron deficiency and lower positive affect, or a child’s alertness, ability to self-sooth and self-regulation.

Iron deficiency anemia is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies in children. It happens when a child’s body does not have enough iron to produce hemoglobin, the oxygen carrying protein found in the blood.

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