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13th February 2016
Editorial
Soda Industry Trends in Low and Middle Income Countries: New CSPI Report
 
Tactics employed by the tobacco industry in developed nations are being transferred over to the soda industry, according to the report ‘Carbonating the World’ released by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), in trying to replace a diminishing consumer base for sugar drinks in the USA by targeting developing countries.

Every year billions of dollars are spent annually on countries like China, India, Brazil, and Mexico to create distribution capacity, bottling plants and advertisement to increase sales. There are major links between these sugary drinks and tooth decay, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, amongst others. Only limited steps by government have been taken towards regulating this industry.

The World Heart Federation, amongst other organizations share their support through a public letter in October last year, leading the Mexican Congress to vote in the Senate and lower House for the maintenance of a 10% excise on all sugary beverages.
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 Indian Medical Association Annual Awards: Applications Open
 
New Delhi, February 12, 2016: The Indian Medical Association today announced the opening of the nominations for its award ceremony scheduled to take place on Doctors Day on July 1st and Teacher’s day on September 5th this year. 
The various award categories include:
  • IMA Doctor of the Year Award
  • IMA Doctor of the Decade Award
  • IMA Life Time Achievement Award 
  • IMA Medical Teacher of the Year Award
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IMA Polio Dates
  • April 1st: tOPV would not be available after this date.
  • April 11th: bOPV would be available in private market but it is not to be opened or used before 25th April.
  • April 25: IMA Polio Switch Day, when tOPV would be completely withdrawn and replaced by bOPV in both routine immunization and polio campaigns.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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