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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2790

Life & Health

Save Human Lives And Not The Tobacco Industry

Kudos to Justice Amar Saran and Justice Anuraag Kumar of the Allahabad High Court for issuing strong warnings to the Uttar Pradesh government to ban gutkha (paan masala mixed with tobacco), on a public interest litigation filed by the Indian Dental Association, in the light of the provisions of the Food Safety and Standards Act.

Health Programmes must collaboratively address TB–Diabetes

With growing strong evidence on the dangerous communion between tuberculosis (TB) and diabetes in India, government health programmes must no longer delay implementing TB-diabetes collaborative activities.

Sri Lanka governments spends 425 million rupees annually on medicine alone to control diabetes

: Sri Lanka government is spending 425 million rupees annually on medicine alone to control diabetes, said, Dr. Nihal Jayatialaka, Secretary, Ministry of Health.

Nobel Prize For Physiology or Medicine 2012

The Nobel Prize committee recognized two scientists who discovered that mature, specialized cells can be reprogrammed to become immature cells capable of developing into all tissues of the body. Their findings have revolutionised our understanding of how cells and organisms develop.

The Dangerous Communion of Tuberculosis and Diabetes

In 2011 India had 61.3 million people living with diabetes (17% of the global incidence of 366 million) with 983,000 deaths (20% of the global figure of 4.6 million) attributable to the disease.

New Interventions To Treat Diabetic Foot Infections

In an exclusive interview given to Citizen News Service onsite at the Amrita Endocrinology, Diabetes and Diabetic Foot Conference (AEDFC 2012) held recently at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) in Kochi, two renowned and senior stalwarts of the institute’s Department of Endocrinology, Diabetic Lower Limb and Podiatric Surgery, Dr Harish Kumar and Dr Ajit Kumar Varma, shared some of the latest developments that have taken place at AIMS in the field of diabetic foot management.

International Diabetic Federation on non-preventable and preventable types of Diabetes

Brussels based International Diabetic Federation in a report pointed out that Diabetes is a chronic disease that arises when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces.

Globally 17.3 million people die of heart diseases yearly

The number of people suffering from heart diseases in developed countries is declining while the prevalence in developing countries is increasing, said Dr. Ruwan Ekanayake, Consultant Cardiologist of the National Hospital, Colombo addressing a media at seminar held at the Health Education Bureau to mark the World Heart Day on 29th September 2012. The theme this year is “Prevention of Heart Disease among the women and children”.

Never Fall In Love With Technology...

….So said Dr Mitchell Warren, Executive Director of AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention, in an exclusive interview given to CNS onsite at the AIDS Vaccine 2012. Underlining the importance of understanding the complexities of science and community, he emphasized that -

ICPS Roll out in Uttar Pradesh Possible within the next three months?

The Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) is a much awaited initiative in Uttar Pradesh. And rightly so with hopes of both, the government agencies as well as the private NGOs and activists pinned on the scheme for a better, safer and a more organized system of ushering in a protective environment for children in the state. Once implemented the ICPS is being touted as the ultimate accountability apparatus for care and protection as well as an effective juvenile justice system in the state.

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