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IMA wants members not to do sex determination tests during pregnancy

The Indian Medical Association has asked its members to refrain from conducting sex-determination tests and aiding female foeticide. No support would be extended to practitioners caught in the act, the IMA said on Sunday. "We as an organisation should warn our members against aiding in such heinous crimes", said Dr. Vinay Agarwal, joint secretary, IMA headquarters, New Delhi. ..He was speaking a...

Religious Leaders condemn determination of sex in hospitals

An all religious party organized in New Delhi by Sri the Art of Living Foundation spiritual head Sri Ravi Shankar to raise an uniform voice against discrimination based on gender and concern was shared regarding a sharp decline in girl child//. ..All the religious leaders were present in the meeting and they were not happy with the use of recent hospital equipments for scanning and determination...

Punjab Government To Clamp Down On Sex Determination Tests

The authorities in India’s Punjab state are using decoy customers to trap doctors who conduct sex determination tests for unborn babies which // has been outlawed. The State’s sex ratio is less than 800 females for every 1,000 males. ....Officials said the decoy customers would be paid up to Rs.5,000 to help nab diagnostic centers indulging in illegal sex determination tests. Punjab's Health...

Sex Determination Gene Blamed For High Incidence Of Parkinson’s In Me

The SRY or the sex determination gene, that plays a crucial role in deciding if an embryo should develop into a male or female (embryo with SRY gene develops into a male), could explain the high incidence of Parkinson's disease in men. // The SRY protein, required for formation of testes is also produced by Parkinson's affected areas in the brain, report researchers from Prince Henry's Institute...

Doctor Caught Red-Handed For Conducting Sex-Determination Test

A woman doctor in Haryana was caught red-handed Wednesday after she conducted a sex-determination test on a woman to ascertain the sex of her unborn child//. ....Vijay Bhargawa was caught immediately after she conducted the test at Rewari town and disclosed the sex of the unborn child to a decoy customer sent to her by state health officials. ....A bribe of Rs.2,350 allegedly paid for the test w...

NHRC Demands Report From Govt Of Rajasthan On Sex Determination Tests

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday questioned the government of Rajasthan, about the action it has taken against the 21 medicos who involved //in the sex determination tests. ...."The Rajasthan government should submit the report in four weeks," said a press statement issued by the commission. ....Soon after a report was published in a newspaper May 5, a television news ch...

Euthanasia : ‘Merciful’ Terminatin

'Should the physician ever speed the end and so reduce the patient's suffering? No. Custom, tradition, experience, social sanction, law//, and religion are unanimous in this, and rightly so. Euthanasia would be a long step backward in civilization.'..- Richard A. Kern, 1951 ....Euthanasia is defined as ‘the intentional killing by act or omission of a dependant human being for his or her alleged b...

Punjab Plans of Banning Sex Determination Kit from US

Punjab plans to ban the entry of sex determination test kits to counter online threats to its skewed sex ratio//. ....A US-based website's offer of 'Gender Mentor Home DNA gender testing kit' for $275 promising results within 48 hours has sparked fears of a mass killing of unborn girls in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi. ...."We will take all steps to get the kit banned," Punjab's Health Minister Rame...

High Court Upholds HIV Afflicted BSF Jawan's Termination

The Delhi High Court today upheld the decision of the BSF to terminate the services of a BSF personnel who was found suffering from 50 percent disability on account of contracting the dreaded HIV ailment. // ....But the court clarified that the termination was being upheld on the ground that the victim was disabled due to the ailment and not because of his contracting HIV... ..A Division Bench o...

Sex Determination Test Informers to be Rewarded

People who inform Haryana health department about illegal sex determination tests will be rewarded, officials said Thursday.// ....Health officials said informers would be given Rs.10,000 for every instance where information of sex determination tests or illegal abortion of fetus was found true. ....Decoy customers used for detecting the illegal practice will also be given Rs.10,000. ....Healt...

Pet Project: Dogged Determination to Rid Vienna of Ubiquitous Dog Droppings

Let the sleeping dog lie but not it’s droppings, seems to be the goal of Austrian activists, who are motivating residents// to record all sightings of dog droppings, to build a veritable case for redressal. The data so gathered will then be compiled and organized to form a key agenda for the city officials to kick start strategies that can effectively deal with the menace. .. ..The earlier initi...

'Gender-Benders': Sports and Sex Determination

' ..The Olympic games is a sporting event that brings together the sporting// fraternity of the modern world. The razzle, dazzle and display of the Games are unmatched and every athlete worth his salt aspires to participate. ....But the history of the Games is not without blemishes. Women athletes were barred from participating in the Olympics, much to their chagrin. With years the ban lifted a...

Madhya Pradesh Gets Tough on Sex Determination Tests

Bhopal: Faced with a declining sex ratio, the Madhya Pradesh government has directed that cases against sonography centres - misused by people// who want sons - can now be directly registered in courts. ....According to official sources, violations under the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PNDT) Act would be dealt with directly by the courts. ...."Minister for Public Health and Family Welfare...

Artery Stiffness Reversed By Smoking Termination

In a cross-sectional study reported in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association, ex-smokers reached former smoker’s level// of arterial stiffness ten years after they stopped smoking. .."Smoking is a major risk factor, not only for lung disease and cancer, but also for heart attack, stroke and heart failure," said lead author Noor Ahmed Jatoi, M.B.B.S., D.C.N., D.M.M.D. "Our group...

Now Sex Determination of Fetuses in Six Weeks in UK

As the despicable practice of female feticide increased in India, there was widespread revulsion against sex determination// tests of fetuses. ..Five years ago the Indian Medical Association had asked its members to refrain from conducting sex-determination tests and aiding female feticide. No support would be extended to practitioners caught in the act, the IMA had warned. ..The Indian authori...

Now Sex Determination of Fetuses in Six Weeks in UK

As the despicable practice of female feticide increased in India, there was widespread revulsion against sex determination tests of fetuses. ...Five years ago the Indian Medical Association had asked its members to refrain from conducting sex-determination tests and aiding female feticide. No support would be extended to practitioners caught in the act, the IMA had warned. ...The Indian author...
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