Author: Bobby Ramakant

Will Countries 'walk The Talk' To End The Tobacco Epidemic?

Saturday, May 30, 2015
Despite unprecedented pressure from tobacco industry to delay, dilute or thwart progress on a range of tobacco control measures globally, considerable achievements have been made by governments over the past years to protect public health. The global tobacco treaty, which was the first corporate- ...

Bodily Autonomy And Sexual Rights Are Integral To Development Justice

Thursday, May 21, 2015
(CNS): The dream of development justice cannot be realized unless governments also recognize bodily autonomy and sexual rights for every human being, especially for those who are marginalized and seldom heard or 39;visible 39;. If we look closely at the data, it will become evident that women ...

No Other Way Out: We Need To Early Diagnose Tb And Treat With Drugs That Work

Thursday, April 30, 2015
(CNS): It may sound rhetorical but some of the 39;absolute must 39; steps for progressing towards ending tuberculosis (TB) are to early and accurately diagnose TB and treat with the standard combination of drugs that are sensitive and work for a particular patient. Although sounds simplistic y ...

Is Too Much Health Research – Unnecessary, Unethical, Unscientific, Wasteful?

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Too much health and medical research may be unnecessary, unethical, unscientific, and wasteful, warns a new global network, 'Evidence-Based Research Network (EBRNetwork)' - initiated by a group of Norwegian and Danish researchers. Researchers, research funders, regulators, sponsors and pub ...

Deworm To Not Lose Gains Made On Child Health And Nutrition

Monday, February 9, 2015
Government of India is observing National Deworming Day on 10th February to control infections in children caused by Soil-Transmitted Helminths (STH) or intestinal worms, which are among the most common infections worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 241 million children ...

Stop Water Privatisation And Strengthen Public Water Supply

Friday, December 12, 2014
A new report by Corporate Accountability International uncovers how the World Bank uses ponzi-style marketing tactics to sell privatization projects around the globe that it is also positioned to profit from. Water privatization has been a disaster, said Dr Sandeep Pandey, Magsaysay Awardee and ...

No Single Hiv Prevention Method Can End Aids: Combination Prevention Is Key

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
As HIV prevention needs and contexts vary, it is important to expand the range of effective prevention options that people can use. Archbishop Desmond Tutu said in a video link at the first-ever international conference on all HIV-related biomedical prevention research, that No single method of ...

Strong Tobacco Taxation Policy Adopted Despite Industry Interference

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Allies of tobacco industry had tried to persuade government delegations before the global tobacco treaty negotiations began in Moscow earlier this week. But governments who have ratified the global tobacco treaty voted for public health and not corporate interests. Dr Margaret Chan, Director Gene ...

Indian Scientists Developing A Diagnostic Algorithm For Female Genital Tb

Friday, September 19, 2014
(CNS): Genital tuberculosis (TB) is one of the major causes of tubal infertility. Some studies show that only two per cent of women with genital TB have live births. Genital TB is usually asymptomatic so needs higher degree of clinical suspicion so that accurate and confirmed diagnosis of TB can ...

'homophobia Is A Choice, Not Homosexuality': Inter-faith Message

Monday, July 21, 2014
For believers of God, religious faith has a paramount influence on their lives. At XX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in the inter-faith session the message was loud and clear from different religious leaders: homophobia is a choice, not homosexuality; and religious scriptures teach us ...

Regular Cervical Cancer Screening, Vaccination Save Lives

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Cervical cancer, a preventable cancer, continues to be the second most common cancer among women globally. Scientists and researchers from around the world brainstormed in sessions on cervical cancer management and control at the International Conference on Emerging Frontiers and Challenges in M ...

International Respiratory Societies To Assist In Finding The 3 Million “missed” Tb Cases

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
A major focus of this World TB Day is the 3 million TB cases that the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates are missed each year - that is, cases that go undetected, undiagnosed and untreated. Clearly, this must change if global TB control is to be achieved. The Forum of International Resp ...

Smoking Tobacco Doubles Risk Of Recurrent Tuberculosis: New Study

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Research published on 24 March 2014 provides critical new insight on the harmful links between smoking tobacco and developing tuberculosis (TB). Regular tobacco smoking doubles the risk that people who have been successfully treated for TB will develop TB again a condition known as recurrent TB ...
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