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On Karva Chauth, a plea for gender equality
Agra, Oct 29 (IANS) While markets decked up and women dressed up Monday to celebrate Karva Chauth, in which wives fast for the long lives of their husbands, doctors and activists in this city of the Taj made a plea for the girl child and campaigned against a society that nurtures feudal tendencies.

Monday, October 29, 2007 12:30:08 PM

Asia-Pacific meet on sexual health from Monday
Hyderabad, Oct 28 (IANS) More than 1,400 delegates from the Asia-Pacific region will discuss new frontiers in sexual reproductive health and rights at a three-day conference beginning here Monday.

Sunday, October 28, 2007 8:32:45 PM

Diarrhoea and cholera kill 65 in Assam
Guwahati, Oct 28 (IANS) At least 65 people have died in an outbreak of epidemic of diarrhoea and cholera in the past two months in Assam and hundreds have been affected.

Sunday, October 28, 2007 1:02:15 PM

Cosmetic surgery a hit among wannabe grooms, brides
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Ragini, a 24-year-old Delhi resident, went for a nose job before her parents could arrange a match for her. With a sharper nose, she felt much more confident of finding a handsome husband.

Sunday, October 28, 2007 8:58:19 AM

Mandatory registration for organ transplants: Ramadoss
Chennai, Oct 27 (IANS) The union health ministry will put in place a National Organ Transplant Programme by early 2008 and make online registration of all transplants compulsory, Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said here Saturday.

Saturday, October 27, 2007 8:35:31 PM

Demand for traditional medicines has globally grown: Ramadoss
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) There is a global increase in the demand for Indian traditional medicine systems like ayurveda and the government is carrying out a survey on how to capture a bigger pie in the foreign health market, Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said here Friday.

Friday, October 26, 2007 6:18:31 PM

Stop discrimination against AIDS patients: Unicef to India
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Expressing concern over the growing discrimination against HIV/AIDS patients, especially children and women, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has called for restraint and humane behaviour.

Friday, October 26, 2007 4:46:34 PM

Mystery disease kills three in Chhattisgarh
Raipur, Oct 26 (IANS) At least three people, including two women, have died of a mysterious illness in a remote village of Chhattisgarh's northern forested region, health officials said Friday.

Friday, October 26, 2007 2:15:23 PM

Stem cell banking now available for common Indian (Feature)
Chennai, Oct 26 (IANS) Anand Mani, a pathology test vendor, wanted to gift his unborn child something special and his heart was set on saving the baby's stem cells for a disease free future. But the process was expensive.

Friday, October 26, 2007 10:54:23 AM

AIDS spreading fast in Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal, Oct 26 (IANS) The AIDS epidemic is spreading fast in the sprawling central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh where on an average more than one patient of the disease is found every day.

Friday, October 26, 2007 9:16:55 AM

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