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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    More toilets not the answer to India's sanitation woes: study

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:16pm by AP

    ... of thousands in India die from diarrhoeal diseases. William Easterly, an economics professor at New York University who specialises in development issues, also cautioned against the danger in seeing ...

  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    Narendra Modi launches Clean India Campaign by sweeping street

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 11:44pm by AGENCIES

    ... billion people have access to sanitation and more than 186,000 children under five die every year from diarrhoeal diseases caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation, according to the charity ... The resulting diseases and deaths cause major economic losses, and a World Bank report in 2006 estimated that India was losing 6.4 per cent of GDP annually because of poor access to sanitation. ...

  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    India tackles corruption at state hospitals

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:59am by Bloomberg

    ... by individuals. A study by the Public Health Foundation of India and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine found that non-communicable ailments such as heart disease are now more common ...

  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    They're not from round here: Indian uranium boss dismisses deformities of villagers

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:48pm by BLOOM

    ... with disease and early deaths- and the suspicion they shared with some environmental activists that the health conditions are linked to mining waste. There’s no change in disease pattern around ... "there's no change in disease pattern around Jadugora," said Acharya, 57. "If at all, it is better because of the healthier environment here." Photographs in an Indian newspaper ...

  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian writer Khushwant Singh dies, aged 99

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 10:25pm by AFP

    ... until she died of Alzheimer's disease. Agence France-Presse ...

  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    Ghost stories find fertile ground in Indian city of Calcutta

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 02:45am by NYT

    ... of the British Raj. Others chalk it up to a large number of famines, disease and unnatural deaths in the region. Rationalists say it's a reflection of West Bengal state's literary traditions ...

  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Rural Punjabis poisoned by pesticide take 'Cancer Express' to hospital

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 10:21pm by BLOOM

    ... on an overnight train for a hospital a state away in Rajasthan where she is to be tested for suspected water poisoning. "I thought we were done with this disease," said Mahendra, 55, who lost ... always ask farmers not to spray the pesticides before the outbreak of any disease or pest attack," Agriculture Commissioner J. S. Sandhu said. "If they apply before, they take the risk. ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    India's rich companies to pay 2pc of profits to help poor

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... poverty alleviation, protecting the environment or tackling disease, among others. However, the spending requirement is not legally binding. Nevertheless, it's one of the first such laws ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Cancer drug maker Novartis loses India patent battle

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 01:58pm by AFP

    ... for patients that will hinder medical progress for diseases without effective treatment options,” said Ranjit Shahani, managing director of Novartis India. Shares of Novartis India, the local unit ... way in providing affordable medicine for the poor”. India’s huge generic drug industry has been a major supplier of copycat medicines to treat diseases such as cancer, TB and Aids for those ...

  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    Activists slam return of human safaris in Andaman Islands

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by SHAIKH AZIZUR RAHMAN

    ... isolation of the Jarawa would help protect the tribe from modern threats, including disease, many others are seeking the assimilation of the tribe to mainstream society. Last year, India's ...



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