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eMediNews
(Incorporating eIMA News)
31st January 2016
Editorial
IMA Voice against Noise
Dr SS Agarwal, Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr CN Raja
 
A National Initiative for Safe Sound Leadership Meet and Workshop was held on Sunday 24th January 2016 at Hotel Ramada, Egmore, Chennai. The meeting was chaired by Dr A Marthanda Pillai, National Immediate Past President IMA.
 
  • India is the noisiest place in the world.
  • Noise pollution is generated by Traffic Noise, Unnecessary Horns, Industries (Power looms, Spinning Mills and Foundries), Crackers and Loudspeakers along with Electronic equipments like excessive use of Mobile Phones, Walkman, Ear Phones etc.
  • Anything above 80 db noise is injurious to human ears; it not only affects the ears but the entire human body.
  • It increases heart rate, BP and endocrinal changes.
  • Noise at night disturbs sleep, especially for the elders and young ones.
  • Sounds above the permissible level produces personality changes, affects human productivity and also increases the formation of free radicals in the human body.
  • In India, there are some rules and regulations and restriction against noise pollution, but they are not implemented especially during the Political Meetings and at the Festival timings.
  • Youngsters play the music at a very high volume which is affecting themselves and other persons in the neighborhood.  Loud noise often goes along with authority & happiness.
  • Few organizations are demanding to curtail the Noise Pollution in our country in the States like Maharashtra, Kerala and at Kolkata without major implementation.  Noise pollution is generated by Traffic Noise, Unnecessary Horns, Industries (Power looms, Spinning Mills and Foundries), Crackers and Loudspeakers along with Electronic equipments like excessive use of Mobile Phones, Walkman, Ear Phones etc.
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In line with the World Cancer Day theme 'We can, I can', IMA to raise awareness about cancer prevention across its 1700 branches
 
New Delhi, January 30, 2016: This year, World Cancer Day is being observed on February 4. The theme is 'We can. I can'. The three year campaign, 2016-2018 will explore how everyone - together or individually - can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer and bring about a change. All people have the power to take various actions to reduce the impact that cancer has on individuals, families and communities. As a step in this direction, IMA National has urged its local and state branch to do its bit to raise awareness about cancer prevention and treatment.

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) began the World Cancer Day to help save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about cancer, and pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action against the disease. It is observed in almost the whole world as an annual event.  There were 14.1 million new cancer cases, 8.2 million cancer deaths and 32.6 million people living with cancer (within 5 years of diagnosis) in 2012 as per Globocon report. And, 19.3 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed each year by the year 2025.
In India, one million new cases occurred in 2012 with 6.8 lakh deaths. We have 17.9 million people living with cancer (within 5 years of diagnosis). The most common cancers worldwide were lung cancer, followed by breast, colorectal, prostate, stomach, liver and cervical cancers. Breast cancer was the commonest cancer in women, while in males; lung cancer was the most common cancer.
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