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Pizza is bad for health. But, do you know how bad?

...all health. A recent study conducted by a consumer activist group, called the Centre //for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), which involved 36 pizza restaurants in America and studied 15 varieties of pizzas and looked at dietary information provided by four famous pizza chains, revealed that a single ser...

Research Fraud By Doctor – Probe Demanded

A leading health activist in Kerala has called for a government probe into an Uttar Pradesh-based doctor, in the dock for research fraud by reputed publications, The Lancet and the British Medical Journal. // "The credibility of the medical research community of our country ...

Gujarat Records Fall In AIDS Cases

...figure." However, sociologist and AIDS awareness activist Gaurang Jani from Ahmedabad feels that the monitoring system is not well equipped to present a true picture on the prevalence of AIDS. "The prevalence rate of the disease is determined by taking data from a limited number of government hospitals. O...

Bush Urged To Press India To Eliminate Medical Tariffs

...even to the poorest there. Jim Driscoll, an AIDS activist and advisor to President Bush on HIV-AIDS, and Roger Bate of the conservative American Enterprise Institute have urged countries such as India, China and Thailand to do away with medical tariffs, particularly import tariffs. Writing a commentary in...

Female Foeticide Continues To Be On Rise In India

...ained only a socio-economic problem," Puneet Bedi, activist and practicing gynaecologist, told IANS. He said the problem was spreading rapidly because it remained unchecked, but also because doctors had started acting as criminals who kill a child for money. It has nothing to do with education levels or ...

Dance Therapy For Healing Nepal's Battered Women

A social activist from Kolkata has conceived a novel method for healing women of Nepal those who were forced into prostitution and abandoned street children surviving abuse. // Sohini Chakraborty, director of Kolkata-based Sanved, received the prestigious Ashoka fel...

Medha Patkar's Condition Deteriorates Further

The health of environmental activist Medha Patkar - whose hunger strike to protest against the raising of the Narmada dam entered its 19th day - is deteriorating, warned doctors attending on her Sunday. // "Medha Patkar has become weak after not eating for so long," said a doctor at t...

Importance of Retroviral Drugs Underestimated

...l drugs. This has sparked outrage among the AIDS activist and the medical establishment. The minister insisted to the country's parliament that traditional medicine is the only alternative to ARVs. Statistics show that AIDS epidemic claims about 900 lives everyday but using her techniques which are un...

Despite Ban, Asbestos Produce Goes Unhindered

...oxic mineral on a large scale, a Canadian social// activist suspects. Louie Palu, a journalist-turned-social activist working on mining issues in Canada for 12 years, is in India to study the occupational hazards conne...

Court Fines Newspaper for Revealing AIDS Orphan's Identity

...ad done nothing improper outraged Jin Wei, an AIDS activist who supported the woman's education. After her identity was revealed the young woman's grades dropped sharply and she lost confidence in herself, Jin was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency. Source:PTI News...

Water–borne Diseases Takes Tw

...cording to Dr Arun Bal, a doctor and public health activist such diseases should not be happening in a city aspiring to become a Shanghai. He said, "It is shameful even if one person dies of leptospirosis in the city. It should not happen in a modern city. If it happens they cannot say Mumbai is a modern city...

Safe Sex and Good Sex is the Talk of AIDS Conference

...ves which everyone ignores," Yvonne Green, an AIDS activist from South Africa says. "We must be able to talk about sexual pleasure in public. Without it the international HIV/AIDS response is losing a very powerful tool to stem the spread of the disease," she adds. Britain-based Pleasure Project, an educa...

Family of man who immolated himself seeks justice

...er of courtesy," complained S.B. Bhaskar, a social activist in Gaya, about 100 km from here. On Thursday, Manoj's wife and children threatened to commit suicide if the state government failed to provide adequate compensation. "It is the government's turn to help us because my father died due to the irresp...

Family To Approach NHRC To Seek Justice

...er of courtesy," complained S.B. Bhaskar, a social activist in Gaya, about 100 km from here. On Thursday, Manoj's wife and children threatened to commit suicide if the state government failed to provide adequate compensation. "It is the government's turn to help us because my father died due to the irresp...

Britons Are Bloating!

...ds the halting of the obesity epidemic, the health activist are already warning people that the current generation of children could be the first for many decades, which might not live as long as their parents. Stating that these latest figures were not surprising, Dr David Haslam, clinical director of the ...

Pregnant HIV Positive Woman Forced To Abort Fetus On Her Own

...ew medicines from a distance," said Mulani. AIDS activist Ramen Pandey has given shelter to Mulani and she is said to be recovering at his home. "Many health workers in India still think AIDS can spread by just touching," Pandey said. Meanwhile in Orissa, a man was stone by people for the fear that he wou...

Mental Illness Reversed with Anti-retrovirals in HIV Cases

...oon demanding the attention of government and Aids activist groups. NLA...

Jeff Getty, AIDS Activist, Passes Away

AIDS activist Jeff Getty, a sport in the true sense of the word, a willing guinea pig for several treatments including the famous bone marrow transplant from a baboon//, passed away in California at age 49. Getty leaves behind Ken Kleuh, wife and companion for 26 ...

Cash Rewards for Meghalaya Tribes to Encourage Baby Boom

...aid Hasina Kharbhih, Meghalaya's best-known rights activist and a Khasi herself. But Shylla is undeterred by such resistance. "We are facing opposition from various quarters, but we will go ahead and try to convince the people that with the numbers, quality in life will come automatically," he said. "Mo...

Children of Bhopal Gas Victims Suffer from Deformity

...eneration in those affected by the gas leak," said activist Rashida Bi who is a gas victim herself and associa...ter, thinner, lighter, and had smaller heads, said activist Satinath Sarangi, who runs Sambhavna Clinic that treats the affected in the gas-hit areas. Also, ...

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