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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2041

Life & Health

E-waste likely to affect human health

"E-waste can give rise to a number of toxic by-products while the hazardous components are processed. They are likely to affect human health".

Be a change Maker Award Ceremony on E-waste Management
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The World Hepatitis Day was commemorated on 28 July

The World Health Organization (WHO) encourages countries to act now to reduce deaths from viral hepatitis.
WHO urges countries to take rapid action to improve knowledge about the disease, and to increase access to testing and treatment services.

The World Hepatitis Day was commemorated on 28 July
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Sri Lanka No: 1 in the prevalence of oral cancer in the South - Professor W.M. Thilakaratne.

Sri Lanka is in the first place of oral cancer prevalence in South, says the Dean of Dental Faculty of the University of Peradeniya, Professor W.M. Thilakaratne.

Professor W.M. Thilakaratne.
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We cannot eliminate TB if we leave children behind

"Children are central to where we are heading for in TB control. If we aim to end TB in the next 20 years we should know the trends in infection and disease in the paediatric population and amend it," said Dr Jennifer Furin of Harvard Medical School, at a session in International TB Conference (TB 2016) - a two-day conference dedicated exclusively to this infectious disease - that immediately preceded the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) being currently held in port city of Durban. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that nearly 1 million children get infected with TB and more than 30,000 children become sick every year with multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB).

We cannot eliminate TB if we leave children behind
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Right to road must first go to pedestrians, non-motorised vehicles

It did not strike me even for a second how fatal it could be for my child to ride a two-wheeler as a pillion rider - without a helmet. If I was conscious about the risk then I would have definitely given a helmet to my child" said the mother of a child who died in an unfortunate road accident in Lucknow in March 2016.

Right to road must first go to pedestrians, non-motorised vehicles
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Uruguay’s Victory in the law suite against Philip Morris International a new international trend setter in anti-smoking campaigns

Creating a historic public health victory around the world, Uruguay has won an international legal battle against Philip Morris International to uphold its strong laws to reduce tobacco use.

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MDR-TB treatment regimen: Short indeed is beautiful

WHO recently announced new recommendations to speed up diagnosis and improve treatment outcomes for multi drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) through the use of a novel rapid diagnostic test called MTBDRsl, and a shorter, cheaper 9-12 month treatment regimen. The new treatment regimen can be completed in 9-12 months— less than half the time required by the current 24-month treatment standard used worldwide.

MDR-TB treatment regimen: Short indeed is beautiful
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EU rejects renewal of agreement with tobacco industry on tackling illicit trade

The European Commission rejects renewal or extension of the controversial agreement with tobacco multinational Philip Morris International (PMI) on tackling illicit trade which expired on 9th July 2016.

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World's ugliest colour - Dark Green Brown

The results of a survey led by a group of experts from a marketing company in finding the ugliest colour in the world have just released and it is Opaque Couche or Pantone 448c. It is called Dark Green Brown!

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Conference of the Parties (COP7) to take place in India

by Manjari Peiris

India is to host the seventh session of the Conference of the Parties (COP7) and the first session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP1) The formal title of the meeting is "The seventh session of the Conference of the Parties (COP7)". It will bring together the WHO-FCTC's 180 Parties which includes almost every country in the world as well as regional economic integration organizations such as the European Union.

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