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Start breastfeeding to reduce breast cancer risk

Nov 04, 2015 05:46 PM Breast cancer accounts for 25%-32% of all cancer in females and largely affects women below fifty years of age, writes Dr Victoria Kumar.

Connecting the dots: Linking Bihar’s SWASTH to SDGs

Sep 22, 2015 08:03 PM While Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) define the development discourse at the global level, initiatives such as the Sector Wide Approach to Strengthening Health (SWASTH), in Bihar are contributing in their own ways towards making these goals a reality.

Historic opportunity to end poverty: Jayant Sinha

Sep 01, 2015 09:10 AM Jayant Sinha, India’s Minister of State for Finance, laid out the vision and goal of the government to achieve financial inclusion in India.

Heat stroke deaths are tip of the iceberg: Dr Dileep Mavalankar

Jul 01, 2015 12:33 PM Heat waves are likely to rapidly increase as climate change progresses, says Dr Dileep Mavalankar.

Yoga coordinates between body, spirit, mind and soul: Rajnath Singh

Jun 24, 2015 03:04 PM Yoga joins groups in the society and it doesn’t divide, said Rajnath Singh, India’s Home Minister.

Civil society leaders in India protest against targeting NGOs

May 09, 2015 01:00 AM A number of civil society organisations have drafted an open letter to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for lodging a strong protest with the govt over the recent crackdown on various nonprofits.

India's brick kiln labourers get a taste of freedom

Apr 20, 2015 05:19 PM Brick kiln workers are unskilled and illiterate and they are unaware of government subsidies, writes Sumnima Udas.

Mental disorders: Strengthening the district mental health programme

Apr 14, 2015 05:37 PM Depression alone accounts for around 3% of the total burden of disease in India, writes Rahul Shidhaye.

Folk arts & struggles for citizenship

Apr 02, 2015 01:15 PM The performers of such art are ordinary citizens; they are farmers, agricultural labourers, school and college going student write Martha Farrell & Rajesh Tandon.

How power can be cleaned

Mar 19, 2015 05:15 PM India has to address access to energy as much as the environmental problems of unclean power, writes Sunita Narain.
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‘Historic opportunity' for reconciliation in Sri Lanka: Jeffrey Feltman

Mar 11, 2015 03:50 PM The national elections in Sri Lanka demonstrated the people's resolve to share in the future of their country, says Jeffrey Feltman, the UN political chief.

Uphold child rights for the ‘right’ future, says CRY CEO

Feb 23, 2015 04:35 PM The consistently low allocations of below 5 percent of the total Union Budget for the needs of children needs serious reflection, writes Puja Marwaha.
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Engaging the private sector to improve food security

Feb 12, 2015 04:40 PM There is a need for greater collaboration between private sector companies to improve food security in eastern India, writes Vijay Nazareth.
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Some thoughts on community resilience

Jan 06, 2015 03:50 PM Antony Gnanamuthu examines different definitions of ‘resilience’ as followed by various authors and organizations.

Alochona must lead to Ainer Chokhe

Jan 02, 2015 02:50 PM There are murmurs of the Jadavpur University Community Radio Station going off air on social media, all of which throw up a number of questions, writes Bijoy Patro.

Enough evidence to show that GM foods are harmful for human health

Dec 19, 2014 03:49 PM In reality, there is no scientific evidence to prove that genetically-modified foods are not harmful for your health, writes Devinder Sharma.

Primary health care: The cornerstone for tobacco cessation

Dec 10, 2014 11:00 AM Physicians have an extremely important role to play in tobacco control, write Dr Hayden McRobbie and Dr Rajmohan Panda.
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Sleazy medical practice in India: Is the doctor a prey or the perpetrator?

Nov 12, 2014 03:40 PM Unless the fees spent for the medical education is subsidizedor waived off, working in Government seems least attractive for doctors, writes Giridhara R Babu.

We can eradicate malaria—within a generation: Bill Gates

Nov 10, 2014 01:09 PM Melinda and I first called for eradication back in 2007 along with Margaret Chan, who runs the World Health Organization, writes Bill Gates.

Out of Fashion

Nov 03, 2014 11:35 AM Several thousand Kailash Satyarthis continue to carry on their hard work, unheard and unsung, writes Rajesh Tandon.

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