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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2674

Life & Health

"Ban all forms of tobacco - smokeless and smoking both": Experts

Tobacco control experts of the country have expressed their concern on the notified pictorial warnings for smoke tobacco. The experts feel that they are in no way an improvement on the existing ones.

A Childhood Fraught With Dangers

"God has sent us on this earth for a picnic. Let us enjoy. Once it is over we all will have to go back." These pearls of wisdom are from 14 years old Mohd Enamul Hasan - a resident of Talchhadi village of Jessore district in Bangladesh, whose only dream is to get a passport and visit Darjeeling.

Sri Lanka launches a National Mosquito Control Week to curb the Dengue Epidemic

Sri Lanka has launched a National Mosquito Control Week from 20th to 26th of this month. The programme was launched yesterday by the Minister of Health Mr. Maithripala Sirisena from Nugegoda yesterday.

Your Heart Is Worth Your Grain Of Salt

In India, salt (chemical name: sodium chloride, local name: or namak') is not only an important ingredient on the kitchen shelf, it is also ingrained in our cultural psyche.

Human Rights: A La The European Union Style

In a significant development, the European Parliament (EP) has linked the Kashmir dispute with the signing of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India. According to a news (Source: The Nation, 14 June 2011), the para-33 of the resolution passed by the European Parliament on May 11, 2011, over the FTA between India and European Union, states that "Human rights, democracy and security are essential elements of the relationship between EU and India.

Impact of Free Trade Agreements on People Living With HIV

Thirty years into the AIDS epidemic, and 10 years since the landmark UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS, the UN organized a High level Meeting on AIDS from 8–10 June 2011 in New York to review progress and set targets and commitments for the coming years on HIV prevention, treatment care and support.

Sri Lanka’s miracle Doctor Eliyantha White is accused of practicing spiritual healing

Dr. R. Eliyantha Lindsay White, an ayurvedic doctor and a personal physician of President Mahinda Rajapakse, is reported to be a controversial healer dabbling with spirits.

Story Of Three Positive Doughty Women: Down But Not Out

Their grit and determination affirms our faith in the power of womanhood. Fighting against all odds, they have risen like the Phoenix, and continue to rise high, taking others along with them, transforming lives.

From Breakdowns To Breakthroughs

It was indeed an empowering experience for all of us women, and the few men, present at the Valedictory Session of the Leadership for Results (L4R) programme, where 17 undaunted, women living with HIV were lauded for their grit and determination on completion of this L4R training programme.

Ignorance Is Not Bliss In Diabetes Treatment And Care

Today diabetes has overtaken HIV/AIDS, taking 3.2 million lives every year as compared to 3 million HIV related deaths. Together with other non-communicable diseases (NCD) it has replaced infectious diseases as the major cause of mortality in the world. India has the second highest incidence of diabetes in the world with over 47 million people in the country living with the disease, and the numbers are rising every day.

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