The Chief Minister had been resisting serving of eggs in a State where about 52 per cent of the children are malnourished, for personal reasons
What remains to be found – at least to establish the effects of open defecation exclusively on pregnancy – is the mechanism of infection
An outbreak of cholera in Haiti that began in 2010 is still killing people. Why have attempts to get it under control failed? Rose George reports.
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Gujarat did poorly on immunising children despite being a relatively wealthy state, which hardly looks good for its former chief minister, Narendra Modi, given his talk of Gujarat as a model for India
Cricket is not the only sport that Bangladesh has been catching up in: In the serious game of saving the lives of infants from disease and death, Bangladesh has been outperforming India for more than 15 years
In a world obsessed with beauty, living with a facial disfigurement can be hard. Neil Steinberg explores the past and present to find out what it’s like to look different.
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1. Lalit Modi drags in NaMo, Amit Shah, Omita Paul Lalit Modi, the fugitive former IPL commissioner is currently embroiled in a controversy over alleged favours extended to him by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje, has sent out tweets in which he accused Omita Paul, secretary to […]
Treatment by default, because of a lack of consideration of the patient’s wishes, and a lack of will or courage to find alternatives, is not an acceptable ethical position
It is a pity that there is no structured programme in cancer treatment institutions to use yoga in the management of the disease
The mass drill mode will make for headlines and photo-ops, but will have little or no lasting value unless there is a sustained programme and the infrastructure to go with it.
It is a matter of urgency that doctors and nurses be informed that the problem in hooch tragedies is always methanol, and that the antidote to methanol is ethanol.
Yoga is the coming together of body, breath and mind, but it is also a very personal practice, not an exhibitionist one
Travel is supposed to make us feel more alive so why is the hotel room a place of such loneliness and despair?
No yoga therapy is provided in hospital and while six of the seven centres built to promote yoga among the survivors have been abandoned, one of them is now used as a venue for wedding parties.
The order by the Principal Bench (Delhi) of CAT came on Tuesday following a plea by Chaturvedi
Among the cases he probed were the supply of fake drugs, and massive irregularities in construction and infrastructure projects. After being wrongly divested of the vigilance portfolio last year, Chaturvedi alleges he has been continuously harassed.
Select comments from our readers on stories in The Wire last week. Smart cities and Modi I’m glad that The Wire is not owned by a business group or funded by advertisements. That would allow you to be neutral and objective. However, one finds that you are totally anti-Modi, […]
Ashish Gupta and Nikhil Shrivastav’s article, “Why Using Patriarchal Messaging to Promote Toilets is a Bad Idea”, is insightful but has misread the intent of the communication messages used to promote toilet use in rural Rajasthan. They believe that the sanitation messages tied to the practice of wearing […]
Criminalising homosexuality removes the capacity for gay communities to organise and to mobilise around HIV prevention
CBDT closing in on ex-UPA Minister The Central board for Direct Taxes (CBDT) is probing details of people whose name has been linked to Swiss accounts in the details revealed by the French government. Among the hundreds of names, special attention is being paid to the account of […]
Health Minister Satyendra Jain said that the advisory was issued on the basis of an expert committee’s report
The struggles for women’s empowerment and improving sanitation are both harmed by using patriarchal messages to encourage construction of toilets.
Regulatory shortcomings, tunnel vision and the slowly turning wheels of government machinery all come together to help keep up our uncertainty about if some foods are safe – even when there’s no need to be uncertain
1. Industrial toxins behind Maggi’s lead content? The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has alleged that high lead content in the soil being used to grow the onions used in making the Maggi ‘tastemaker’ may be behind the high lead content in the product. FSSAI chief […]
It was on June 5, 1981, that the first reports of AIDS started appearing in medical journals
If indeed Maggi noodles or any other product is a health hazard, a prosecution against the company and its officials must follow – there’s no justification in law in making film stars as co-accused
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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Chauhan has removed eggs from mid-day meals served to tribal children in three anganwadi centres in the state
Samaddar’s thesis that care must extend beyond individual and family to state and society is extremely significant for there will be a considerable percentage of older people suffering from various forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s.
Seven days after Krishna died, one of my friends paid me a condolence visit. After the customary inquiries she said, “After all, is it not better that Krishnadi died, she was suffering so much?” I protested.
A few weeks ago, the Bangladeshi Cabinet approved a proposal to lower the minimum age of marriage for girls to 16, raising concerns from civil society organisations in the country.
The SBM should not become yet another government scheme that makes the right noises initially only to die a quiet death once the spotlight moves away.
With the budget squeeze affecting national health programmes, the provision of accessible, affordable and effective health services to all remains an empty promise.
The Nobel Prize and Abel prize winning John Nash was arguably one of the greatest mathematicians since Carl Friedrich Gauss
Legalising active euthanasia in India, where majority of the population still lies below the poverty line, could have fatal consequences for society
Recent studies in neuroscience indicate that brain systems are still maturing at 16 years, resulting in impulsive behaviour, risk-taking and decreased levels of self-regulation. Most importantly, it is a transitory phase.
Central Pollution Control Board to review controversial Okhla plant even as city government seeks to commission second one.
The lesson for other states is that they need to switch from the traditional construction-driven approach to one that is demand-driven, participatory and focused on behavioural change and toilet usage.
Tweet by former Afghan intelligence chief sees “massive symbolism” in transplant surgery that a disabled Afghan soldier just underwent in Kochi