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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2247

Life & Health

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Honors Australia Attorney-General Nicola Roxon for Leadership in Fighting Tobacco and Saving Lives

– The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids presented Nicola Roxon, Australia’s Attorney General and former Health Minister, with its highest honour, the Champion Award, for her tireless and innovative efforts to reduce tobacco use and stop the tobacco industry from addicting a new generation of smokers. She received the award at the Campaign’s annual gala on May 17, 2012, in Washington, D.C.

Report on Rights of Transgender people and HIV vulnerability

A study titled Lost in Transition: Transgender People, Rights and HIV Vulnerability in the Asia-Pacific Region was released in Bangkok to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

What does making TB a notifiable disease mean to us?

On one hand the Indian Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) needs to be complimented for making tuberculosis (TB) a notifiable disease, but on the other hand there are words of caution and oft-repeated list of actions RNTCP should consider to reach the unreached populations who need TB services.

Do Not Let Asthma Ruin Your Life

According to the The Global Asthma Report 2011, published by The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) and the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC): Asthma is the most common chronic disease among children and also affects millions of adults.

You can manage your asthma!

"The suffering and waste of resources caused by not managing asthma effectively are much greater than the cost of effective action." Dr Nils E Billo, MD, MPH, Executive Director, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union).

Who pays? Financing for new HIV prevention technologies

With economic recession, shrinking health funds and competing priorities, it is likely that donors might put in the dollar where they perceive to get the most value.

More safety data needed on lubricants used in anal sex

There is a growing realization that there is a significant issue of HIV acquisition through anal intercourse not only for men who have sex with men (MSM) who are clearly very visible HIV high risk group but increasingly for women who may be exposed to the virus through anal intercourse with their male partners.

Be The Change You Want To See

A two days “State Level Convention of Women Leaders" of feisty rural women began at Gandhi Bhawan in Lucknow on 16th April 2012, bringing together over 650 women leader delegates (organizers were expecting not more than 500) from 9 districts of east UP, and proved once again that more changes can be wrought in society by women than we can think of.

For how long will anal health and hygiene be neglected?

“It is high time that anal health [and hygiene] comes out of the closet” said Dr Ross Cranston, Assistant Professor, and University of Pittsburgh, USA. Dr Cranston was referring to the multitude of anal health complications people practicing receptive anal intercourse are likely to be dealing with in their lives and very little quality care and products that exist to relieve them.

Better health increases age: World Health Day

In India, population more than 60 years of age in 2001 was 6.9% which is now increased to 8.3% (2011) and is estimated to be 17% (30 crores) by 2050. If today’s young India is not made healthy then in future these would suffer from large number of diseases in their older age.

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