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Wed for their wombs, polio wives show India fails its weakest
Wed, Nov 05 2014. 10 02 AM

Wed for their wombs, polio wives show India fails its weakest

In rural India, where marriage is often a business transaction involving dowries, young women with disabilities are married off into the poorest families
Surrogacy industry thrives in India amid regulatory gaps
Mon, Nov 03 2014. 08 47 PM

Surrogacy industry thrives in India amid regulatory gaps

The draft Bill on assisted reproductive technology is pending since 2010 and is expected to be taken up in the winter session of Parliament
A wish to do more to fight Ebola meets reality
Wed, Oct 29 2014. 12 54 AM

A wish to do more to fight Ebola meets reality

Health workers in Liberia find they have to ration care, operating under constraints they often find frustrating
June quarter sees a surge in hiring
Mon, Oct 27 2014. 01 38 AM

June quarter sees a surge in hiring

Employers who had deferred hiring because of uncertainty over outcome of Lok Sabha elections gained confidence to expand their workforce with Narendra Modi’s govt taking charge in May
EU to scale up Ebola response
Fri, Oct 24 2014. 12 32 PM

EU to scale up Ebola response

Part of the solution is to provide EU level care and medical evacuation flights to international medics, say EU diplomats
Global tuberculosis cases up by half a million: WHO
Thu, Oct 23 2014. 12 53 AM

Global tuberculosis cases up by half a million: WHO

MDR-TB, epidemics of TB and HIV, and under-funding of research are major challenges in the fight against TB
Setback for Pope Francis as synod fails to agree on gays, divorcees
Sun, Oct 19 2014. 12 48 PM

Setback for Pope Francis as synod fails to agree on gays, divorcees

In a final vote after two weeks of heated debate, the issue did not receive two-thirds majority needed
India home to 11th largest population of uber-rich people: Credit Suisse report
Wed, Oct 15 2014. 05 46 PM

India home to 11th largest population of uber-rich people: Credit Suisse report

India also figures among countries with ‘very high wealth inequality’ with a large number of its residents being in the lower wealth strata
Finding clues in genes of ‘exceptional responders’
Fri, Oct 10 2014. 01 31 AM

Finding clues in genes of ‘exceptional responders’

Some people respond to drug treatments much better than others. Now researchers are studying ‘exceptional responders’ in a bid to help all patients
We need behavioural changes to help children survive and thrive: MK Bhan
Fri, Oct 10 2014. 12 27 AM

We need behavioural changes to help children survive and thrive: MK Bhan

Founder chairman of Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council says India was not investing enough in its children and more focused research is needed on the subject
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