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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2039

Life & Health

TB diagnostic innovations: Can India take the lead?

No country has more cases of tuberculosis (TB) than India. Research from India played a critical role in the development of the global strategy to stop TB. Yet, Indian industry and academics have not developed any new tools (diagnostics, drugs or vaccines) for TB.

Call to protect rights of domestic workers

It is a social outcry, one that has borne testimony of its existence when well known Bollywood film-star Shiney Ahuja was accused of raping his domestic help. But his is not an isolated incident say union of domestic workers campaigning for their rights in the Uttar Pradesh (UP) state.They thus organized themselves together to raise their voice against sexual harassment at their workplace and have ensured their voice is heard - loud and clear!

Optimism in AIDS vaccine research

While the world knows several ways of preventing transmission of HIV, a safe and effective vaccine is still lacking on the list. For years researchers around the world have been working on the development of such a vaccine in a challenging, step by step process.

Optimism in AIDS vaccine research

While the world knows several ways of preventing transmission of HIV, a safe and effective vaccine is still lacking on the list. For years researchers around the world have been working on the development of such a vaccine in a challenging, step by step process. But they have reason for optimism.

We Can Pray In The Streets And Not In Barracks: We Live In India

France has shown the political courage to first ban the regressive burqa this year, and now the offering of prayers by Muslims in the French streets—given the fact that it is home to Europe's largest Muslim population. I wonder what would be the reaction of Mr Nicholas Sarkozy if he had to deal with not just the religious/social leanings of the Muslims, but of the Hindus, Sikhs and myriad other communities as well, as in India.

Tools to manage Asthma exist,but not reaching many: Report

The Global Asthma Report 2011 shows the tools to manage asthma exist but are not reaching many of the 235 million people affected. Asthma is the most common chronic disease among children and also affects adults.

Cervical and Breast Cancers: Killers On The Prowl

A week before the United Nations (UN) Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) open, reviewing outcomes of a new global analysis on breast and cervical cancers is warranted. In developing nations, breast and cervical cancers are rapidly replacing complications from pregnancy and childbirth as the leading causes of death in women below 50 years of age.

Preventing HIV by voluntary medical male circumcision

Voluntary medical male circumcision protects against HIV. "There are over 40 observational studies among heterosexual men, which show that circumcised men have about a 60% reduced risk of HIV compared to uncircumcised men.

Please don't neglect your health!

The latest report released by the British Heart Foundation’s medical director, Prof. Peter Weissberg says ‘Researchers from across the world have now identified some of the genes linked to blood pressure control, which could pave the way for new treatments in the future’.

Insecticide-Treated Bed Nets Lower Child Mortality From Malaria

A new study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington shows that insecticide treated bed nets (ITN) have a dramatic effect on child mortality due to malaria, reducing it by 23%. The study, “Net benefits: a multi-country analysis of observational data examining associations between insecticide-treated mosquito nets and health outcomes,” was published in PLoS (Public Library of Science) Medicine recently.

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