Where is no sex in booklet? AYUSH min slams reports on ‘lust guidelines’ for pregnancy

AYUSH said media paid selective attention to the suggestions on page 14 of the booklet

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Current Affairs : The Ministry of AYUSH on Wednesday termed the reports incorrect that said that an AYUSH booklet stated that pregnant women should control lust, hang “beautiful” pictures on the wall and shun non-vegetarian food to deliver a healthy baby.

In a statement, the AYUSH said, “Some reports have appeared in the print and electronic media since June 13, 2017 concerning the publication ‘Mother and Child Care’ of Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN), an autonomous body under the Ministry of AYUSH. Unfortunately, many of these reports are seen to be inaccurate, and some are even seen to misrepresent facts.”

The Ministry said that nowhere in the booklet ‘no sex’ has been mentioned.

“Some news reports carry an assertion that the booklet puts forward the ‘prescription’ that ‘pregnant women in India’ should ‘say no to sex after conception’. This is far from the truth. In fact, the words ‘no sex’ do not feature at all in the booklet,” it added.

The AYUSH Ministry statement said that the media paid selective attention to the suggestions on page 14 of the booklet.

“The suggestion on page 14 of the booklet regarding avoiding certain types of food like tea, coffee, white flour products, fried and oily items and non-veg during pregnancy, is seen to have received selective attention. The suggestion that non-vegetarian food may be avoided (as Yoga & Naturopathy don’t advocate non-vegetarian food in its practice) has been singled out for high-lighting in some reports, omitting the mention of white flour products, fried and oily items etc,” it added.

The Ministry also termed the media claims ‘incorrect’ that the report that it was released by the Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH in the recent past.

“This publication has been in distribution through the units of the erstwhile Department of AYUSH and CCRYN since 2013. The report that it was released by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH in the recent past is incorrect,” said the AYUSH in a statement. ReadMore

Hillary Clinton releases health data, doctor says ‘fit to serve’ as president

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Hillary Clinton has released new information about her health as she recuperated from a diagnosis of “mild, non-contagious” pneumonia, with her doctor stressing she remains healthy overall and “fit to serve” as president.

Pressure had mounted for the campaign to release information about the Democratic White House nominee’s medical status after she fell ill at a 9/11 memorial event Sunday, and it was disclosed that she had pneumonia.

The former secretary of state, 68, “continues to remain healthy and fit to serve as president of the United States,” her personal physician Lisa Bardack wrote in a detailed, two-page “summary update” on Clinton’s health.

Bardack released Clinton’s laboratory results that showed “normal” readings for cholesterol, triglycerides and other key readings.
“The remainder of her complete physical exam was normal and she is in excellent mental condition,” she said.

Bardack also said Clinton has been taking the anti-coagulant Coumadin, and that her blood levels “have been relatively stable.”
Clinton “is recovering well with antibiotics and rest” from her bout with pneumonia, she added. Clinton had released a detailed statement about her medical history in July 2015.

Her campaign had been pressed to be more transparent about Clinton’s health, particularly after it failed to reveal her Friday pneumonia diagnosis until Sunday, when she nearly collapsed as she left the Ground Zero site in New York.

Her rival Donald Trump is also being called on to… read full story

Malaysia confirms first pregnant woman infected with Zika

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Malaysia’s health ministry on Wednesday said they have detected a new case of Zika virus in a pregnant woman living in Johor Baru, which borders Singapore.

The patient, a 27-year-old woman who is three to four months into pregnancy, began to show symptoms of rashes and fever on September 2, said Health Minister S Subramaniam at a press conference, adding she tested positive to Zika infection on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported.

She was being treated in the hospital currently, said the minister. How the patient was infected is being investigated by health authorities, but her husband commutes daily to work in Singapore, said the minister, adding the test results on the husband were yet to come out. Subramaniam suggested people who have infected spouses to avoid sex or… read full story

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