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Breaking taboos, reaping dividends

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 1:08 pm | Citizen News Service

Consider these statistics: Globally, 370,000 million children are married every day. By 2020, an additional 142 million girls will be married before their 18th birthday. 6 million adolescent pregnancies occur in South Asia-- 90% of them inside marriage. More >>

Evidence shows we can prevent obesity in children

Friday, 10 October 2014, 11:18 am | Citizen News Service

Evidence shows we can prevent obesity in children: E Waters, Anne Anderson Awardee 2014 By Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant 10 October 2014 More >>

'own little, live on little' carry burden of climate change

Friday, 3 October 2014, 9:34 am | Citizen News Service

Those who 'own little, live on little' carry highest burden of climate change By Shobha Shukla 3 October 2014 More >>

Medical malpractices: Light at the end of the tunnel?

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 9:27 am | Citizen News Service

Medical malpractices: Is there light at the end of the tunnel? By Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant, 1 October 2014 More >>

Translating Evidence-Based Healthcare into Health Gains

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 2:05 pm | Citizen News Service

Overcoming roadblocks in translating evidence-based healthcare into public health gains By Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant, 25 September 2014 More >>

Evidence-based medicine is the basis of sound healthcare

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 4:59 pm | Citizen News Service

Evidence-based medicine is the basis of sound healthcare By Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant 23 September 2014 More >>

When natural disasters happen: do more good than harm

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 1:59 pm | Citizen News Service

When natural disasters happen: do more good than harm! By Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant 23 September 2014 More >>

Research to the rescue of disaster management

Monday, 22 September 2014, 2:55 pm | Citizen News Service

Research to the rescue of disaster management By Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant 22 September 2014 More >>

Should India Sacrifice Agriculture For Trade?

Monday, 22 September 2014, 9:30 am | Citizen News Service

Well, any right-minded person would say NO. But the global, as well as the local media, has castigated India for not ratifying the Protocol of Amendment for the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) at the recent World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations ... More >>

Building feminist movements to stimulate change

Saturday, 31 May 2014, 10:47 pm | Citizen News Service

Grassroots women of the Asia Pacific region have borne the brunt of the unrelenting global desire for increased consumption and accumulation of wealth by a tiny minority. Their aspirations and livelihoods are regularly trampled upon in this new Asian century, ... More >>

Countries should know their endemic malaria

Saturday, 26 April 2014, 2:40 pm | Citizen News Service

The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a manual to help countries to assess the technical, operational and financial feasibility of moving towards malaria elimination. WHO’s new guide, "From malaria control to malaria elimination: a manual for ... More >>

"I did not choose HIV. HIV chose me..."

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 3:47 pm | Citizen News Service

“You have AIDS,” a counselor said to me in 1997. I don't remember the exact date, but suddenly everything went blank. The counselor had spoken to me for more than 20 minutes, but I just remembered his one sentence: “You have AIDS.” Only one ... More >>

Accurate and affordable TB diagnosis becoming a reality

Saturday, 29 March 2014, 1:36 pm | Citizen News Service

Tuberculosis (TB) care and control does not end with an accurate and confirmed diagnosis, but that is a good start point. It needs to be followed with initiating standard and effective anti-TB treatment (without delay), supporting the person with TB to ... More >>

Gender Violence Increases HIV Vulnerability

Friday, 21 March 2014, 9:51 am | Citizen News Service

Is there a cure for HIV? The success stories of Timothy Brown and the two Boston patients, who rid themselves of the HIV cells through bone marrow transplants, led to hopes that a cure had finally been found. More >>

Is it the best or the worst of times for women in India?

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 12:36 pm | Citizen News Service

I apologize for missing out on the celebrations of Women's Day this year as I was too engrossed with changing nappies of my 10 month old adorable granddaughter in London, despite her part time nanny - who is a graduate, and charges a frightful ... More >>

No More Holding Back Women

Sunday, 9 March 2014, 12:53 pm | Citizen News Service

Two thirds of countries globally now have laws against domestic violence with several significant transformations in legal frameworks in Asia and the Pacific. This significant shift over the last decade has not only led 15 countries in East Asia and the Pacific ... More >>

E-Cigarettes: Friend Or Foe?

Tuesday, 11 February 2014, 10:27 am | Citizen News Service

‘Tobacco is one of the leading killers in the world’; ‘smoking is harmful for our health’; ‘smoking can cause lung cancer, heart disease’… We have heard it all before. We also know how once someone gets into the habit of smoking it is ... More >>

India: Laws mirror moral values of 'colonial era'

Monday, 27 January 2014, 1:34 pm | Citizen News Service

In India, 17 percent of female sex workers reported starting to sell sex under the age of 15 years. In Maldives and Papua New Guinea, the median age reported among female sex workers ranged from 17-19 years (across surveyed sites), as compared to ... More >>

Partners-in-crime: HIV and Hepatitis B Virus

Friday, 20 December 2013, 8:37 pm | Citizen News Service

Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service – CNS Photograph is online at: AIDS is just one of the manifestations of HIV, said a veteran health advocate. A range of co-infections and co-morbidities also need as much attention as AIDS-related ... More >>

How can you treat illness unless you take your medicines?

Wednesday, 18 December 2013, 7:29 pm | Citizen News Service

Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service – CNS To tackle any disease it is not merely only diagnosing correctly and offering quality treatment but ensuring that the patients adhere to treatment that is of paramount importance. Timely and correct diagnosis ... More >>



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