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6th March 2016
Editorial (Dr S S Agarwal, Dr K K Aggarwal)
Lower fruit and vegetable prices might save lives
 
Cut the cost on fruits and vegetables by giving subsidy on them and raise the taxes of junk food, sugary beverages, alcohol and tobacco products to prevent thousands of deaths from heart disease and stroke.
Studies have shown that taxes that increased the price of tobacco have clearly had a very favorable impact on the number of Americans who smoke.

According to a study presented at the American Heart Association (AHA) meeting in Phoenix, a 30% drop in the cost of fruits and vegetables would translate to a more than 3% decrease in Americans' death rates from heart attack and stroke over 15 years. That amounts to roughly 200,000 lives saved. But even a much smaller dip in those prices could have big benefits, if it were paired with an increase in the cost of junk food. They estimated that if prices on fruits, vegetables and grains fell just 10%, while the cost of sugary drinks rose by the same amount, there could be 515,000 fewer deaths from heart disease and stroke over 20 years. 

The price changes could happen through local, state or federal excise taxes on sugary drinks, along with government subsidies for fruits and vegetables. The combination will be budget-neutral.
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IMA leaders attend International Workshop on Cancer Awareness, Prevention, Screening
and Early Detection for SAARC Nations 
New Delhi, March 05, 2016: With more than 1,300 persons succumbing to cancer every day, it has become one of the major causes of death occurring in the country due to communicable and life-style ailments, followed by tuberculosis.
 
As per data of the National Cancer Registry Programme of the India Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the estimated mortality rate due to cancer saw an increase of six per cent approximately between 2012 and 2014. Large number of ageing population, unhealthy lifestyles, use of tobacco and tobacco products, unhealthy diets, lack of diagnostic facilities, etc. are some of the factors that can be attributed to the increase in the number of cancer deaths
 
Keeping these in mind, Padma Shri Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal, Hony. Secretary General, IMA recently attended the International Workshop on "Cancer Awareness, prevention, Screening and Early detection for SAARC Nations" organized by Delhi State Cancer Institute, Govt. of NCT of Delhi. At the event, he shared IMA’s view of reducing the cancer burden in the country. 
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IMA Polio Dates
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  • 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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