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Concern in Mizoram Over Growing Tobacco-related Diseases

Alarm bells are ringing as cases of tobacco-related cancer increase in Mizoram, which happens to be the highest tobacco consumer . According to authorities, Mizoram has the highest incidence of lung cancer, mostly among the youth. Tobacco is being used in various forms including ci...

U.S. Provides Humanitarian Assistance to India

...h concerns, especially for women and children. During his conversation with mizoram Chief Minister Pu Zoramthanga, U.S. Consul General in Kolkata, Henry Jardin...reflects the U.S. Government's great concern and sympathy for the people of mizoram during this difficult time." For more information about USAID's humanitar...

Bamboo Seed: Viagra and Food for Mizos

...amliana, assistant plant protection officer at the mizoram Agriculture Department, who has been specially ass...ly rapidly,' he said. And clearly many in mizoram are impressed. When John Neihlaia, commandant in the 3rd Battalion of mizoram Police, and his friends prepared a traditional Miz...

Cabinet Approves Bill to Regulate Clinics, Hospitals

...lth being a state subject, the bill could only act as a guiding principle and states may follow suit. Four states, namely Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, mizoram and Manipur, have already consented to bringing a similar bill." ...

Government Plans to Set Up Drug Banks in All Districts

...s already moved a policy note in the cabinet on the issue. The health secretaries of Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Bihar, Tamil Nadu and mizoram and officials from the Drug Controller's office have been nominated as members of the committee. The committee would also assess feasibility o...

Child Abuse - When God’s Gifts Land in Devils’ Clutchs

...ppened to be boys. Assam topped the charts clocking the highest percentage of child sexual abuse – 86.26%. Andhra Pradesh followed with 72.83 %, mizoram with 84.64 %, Delhi portrayed 83.12 %, Bihar 74.65%. Evidently, child abuse has repercussions that last a lifetime. Many victims of child abus...

Smoking Out Rats from Fields to Mizoram’s Dining Table

...er kinds of smoked meats that are an epicurean delight//, but smoked rats? It's true, the rodent is much in demand in kitchens in India's northeastern mizoram with some vendors in this capital selling as many as 200 smoked rats a day. Despite a government notification that rats are often killed by poiso...

Homosexuality, drug abuse increasing HIV in India: study

...er men. "Using contaminated injecting drug equipment is the main risk factor for HIV infection in the northeast of India (especially in Manipur, mizoram and Nagaland), and features increasingly in the epidemics of cities such as Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi." As in case of risk through homosexua...

Mizoram Women Under the Grip of Tobacco

... Although women in mizoram are literate enough to understand the ill effects of tobacco, a staggering ...zos for buying tobacco and other related products, revealed a survey by the mizoram Presbyterian Kohhran (MPK), the largest Christian denomination. "Toba...

HIV Positive Individuals Say Media Is Insensitive

...ing the stigma," said Vanlalmuana, the president of the Positive Network of mizoram (PNM). Vanlalmuana is living with HIV for the past six years. Many ot... in the media has a major role to play," said Sawmtea, the president of the mizoram People Living with HIV/AIDS Society. RAS...
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