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28th October 2018
Homosexuals in a live-in relationship is not a crime, rules Kerala High Court

Advocate Ira Gupta & Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

In a string of progressive judgments being passed by the Indian Judiciary, the High Court of Kerala in this recent case has allowed lesbian couple to lead a live-in relationship noting that the same is not a crime or contrary to any Indian law.

In the case titled as “Sreeja S. versus The Commissioner of Police”, the seminal and intriguing issue that fell for consideration before the High Court of Kerala was “whether persons of same gender are entitled to lead a ‘live-in relationship’?

The petitioner, a lady, alleged that her ‘lesbian partner’, ‘A’, years is under illegal of her parents, against her free will. Accordingly, the Petitioner in the case prayed production of the corpus of the alleged detenue and to set her at more

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The Declaration of Astana: From Alma-Ata towards universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals

The Declaration of Astana adopted at the Global Conference on Primary Health Care in Astana, Kazakhstan reaffirms the historic 1978 Declaration of Alma-Ata, the first time world leaders committed to primary health care. Here are a few salient points from the Declaration:... read more

Cleveland Clinic top 10 medical innovations for 2019

1. Alternative therapy for pain: fighting the opioid crisis 2. The advent of artificial intelligence in healthcare 3. Expanded window for acute stroke intervention 4. Advances in immunotherapy for cancer treatment 5. Patient-specific products achieved with 3D printing, which provide patients the most ... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 22nd October 2018

“Multi-sectoral action is a key to addressing social and environmental determinants. We have developed operational strategies to build a shared goal and vision between sectors such as Nutrition, Drinking Water and Sanitation, education, rural and urban development departments…”, said the Health Minister of India Shri JP Nadda at the ‘Second Plenary Session’ of the 2nd International Conference on Primary Health Care towards UHC &... read more

Practice Updates

Older adults with strong grip and good memory may avoid disability

According to a research published online Oct. 25, 2018 ahead of print in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, older adults who perform physical and mental training may be able to slow down their physical decline and potentially prevent future problems such as the ... read more

Lifestyle changes can ward off heart disease in premenopausal women

Midlife women transitioning to menopause may be able to lower their risk of developing heart disease and type 2 diabetes, if they exercise more or eat a lower calorie diet, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & ... read more

Multistep diagnostic strategy may exclude pulmonary embolism during pregnancy

A diagnostic strategy based on assessment of clinical probability, D-dimer measurement, bilateral lower limb compression ultrasonography and computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) can safely rule out pulmonary embolism in pregnant women according... read more

Mechanical bowel preparation + oral antibiotics is the best approach to reduce SSIs

Mechanical bowel preparation with oral antibiotics is the best approach to reduce surgical site infections (SSIs) in patients undergoing colorectal surgery, according to results of a network meta-analysis reported in JAMA Network Open, online October 12, 2018. Among... read more

Fluocinolone intravitreal implant (Yutiq) approved for uveitis

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant (Yutiq, EyePoint Pharmaceuticals) for the treatment of chronic noninfectious uveitis affecting the posterior segment of the eye. The implant contains 0.18 ... read more

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The 25th HCFI MTNL Perfect Health Mela concludes with HCFI CSR Awards and stellar performances
Corporate organizations awarded for exemplary work in affordable healthcare
New Delhi October 27, 2018: The Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI), a leading national non-profit organization committed to making India a healthier and disease-free nation concluded its annual flagship event – the 25thMTNL Perfect Health Mela today. The five-day event was organized jointly with the Health and Family Welfare Dept. NCT Delhi, MTNL, NDMC, and other central and Delhi state government departments. The theme for this year’s event was ‘Affordable Healthcare’. Dr Tusker, the friendly event was the mascot for the Mela. Apart from free health checkups, there were competitions, conclaves, and workshops at the Mela, focusing on preventive health and related aspects of managing one’s health.
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