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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2787

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Today is World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day raises global awareness of diabetes - its escalating rates around the world and how to prevent the illness in most cases. Started by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and WHO, the Day is celebrated on 14 November to mark the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, was instrumental in the discovery of insulin in 1922, a life-saving treatment for diabetes patients.

China should probe Tibetans’ immolations: Dalai Lama

Lashing back at criticism from Beijing, the Dalai Lama on Tuesday said China needs to thoroughly investigate the causes of self-immolations by Tibetans and blamed "narrow-minded Communist officials" for seeing Buddhist culture as a threat.

World Bank Managing Director to visit Sri Lanka Tomorrow

World Bank Managing Director Ms. Sri Mulyani Indrawati will visit Sri Lanka from tomorrow - November 15-19 to find out how the development institution can do more to support the country’s progress, the World Bank’s Colombo office announced today.

India, Maldives army hold joint exercises

In an endeavor to enhance the close military cooperation between the two countries, the fourth joint military training exercise between the Indian Army and the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) - EKUVERIN 2012 - is being held in Belgaum from November 12 to 25.

Lung health: Cough is not normal

As the world marks the Lung Week, Citizen News Service - CNS' Kakaire Ayub Kirunda speaks to the president of the Uganda Thoracic Society Dr Francis Okot- Nwang who recently retired after several years of service at the country’s national referral hospital in Kampala. Dr Okot – Nwang speaks about the state of lung health in Uganda and resource limited settings.

Karunanidhi confirms Stalin would be his successor

DMK chief M. Karunanidhi has made it clear that his son Stalin would be his successor. How Alagiri, the other contender for the CM’s chair takes it, is being keenly watched in Tamil Nadu.

Give TB A Human Face And Not Mere Statistics

Hara Mihalea is a noted Public Health and Tuberculosis Consultant. She is a Greek American and trained as a specialist on adolescent reproductive health. She has worked on all aspects of public health and was one of first groups of people in 1985 that were trained as HIV counsellors at CDC.

Bi-directional TB Diabetes Screening in India and China

The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Diabetes Foundation in association with the Indian government conducted a pilot project this year screening more than 8,000 tuberculosis patients for diabetes, and over 10,000 diabetes patients per quarter for TB.