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Son preference is a global issue, say experts

Experts from various countries like South Korea, Germany and the USA urged for addressing the problem of sex selection on a priority basis.

Jul 19, 2015, 11:22 AM IST

New HIV infections down by 49% in Southern Asia: report

New HIV infections have fallen by 49 per cent in Southern Asia, says the final report on Millennium Development Goals released by the United Nations Economic and Social Communication for Asia-Pacific (UN-ESCAP).

Jul 08, 2015, 17:48 PM IST

Leprosy is a neglected disability in India, says rights activist

Leprosy is a disease which is widely attached to stigma and social exclusion. 

Jul 08, 2015, 17:43 PM IST

Indians living a longer but unhealthy life: Study

According to a new study, ailments including diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases pose an increasing threat to health in India.

Jun 26, 2015, 10:47 AM IST

Girls should not be embarrassed about menstruation: Gul Panag

Gul Panag, the model-turned-actor-turned-politician said that menstruation is a natural process and is not something that a woman or girl should be embarrassed about.

May 30, 2015, 18:17 PM IST

Sanitation challenges: Govt not well equipped, say experts

According to experts, the Indian government’s flagship Clean India campaign would not deliver results without an integrated approach.

Apr 22, 2015, 14:26 PM IST