social acceptability

Female condom yet to gain acceptability


September 11th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 11 (IANS) The female condom has not gained the kind of social acceptability in India it should have been six years after its launch but efforts are underway ... Read more...

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Azad’s comments on MSM shocking: Gay community


July 5th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad's comment that men having sex with men (MSM) is a "disease" and "unnatural" has drawn flak from the gay community ... Read more...

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Poker on a high in Goa’s own Casino Royale


July 15th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, July 15 (IANS) For a change, poker and not James Bond will be the major draw at Casino Royale - at least the one in Goa! For, coming ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Charas, cannabis epidemic hits Karachi schools and colleges


June 9th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, June 9 (ANI): A recent meeting was called by Sindh government discussed that top schools and colleges should be 'closely monitored' in the wake of soaring cases of drug abuse in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

UNAIDS hails Indian court’s decision decriminalising homosexuality


October 9th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) The executive director of UNAIDS Michael Sidibe Friday hailed the decision of the Delhi High Court decriminalising homosexuality and sought provision for equal rights to all in ... Read more...

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Konkan film creates buzz at Toronto festival (With Image)


September 17th, 2009 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Sep 17 (IANS) "The Man Beyond the Bridge" (Paltadacho Munis), the first-ever Konkan film to make it to any global film event, has created a buzz at the ongoing ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Teens respond positively to parents no smoking advice


March 4th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Teenagers are likely to respond positively to their parents advice when it comes to not smoking, says a new study.The study led by Maria Nilsson of Umea ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Manual scavengers given cold carts to sell vegetables


October 3rd, 2008 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) In an attempt to give manual scavengers a better life, the Delhi government in collaboration with an NGO and a technology major has given them carts that ... Read more...

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More American women dependent on alcohol: study


May 10th, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Los Angeles, May 10 (Xinhua) Alcohol dependence has increased substantially among American women, particularly white and Hispanic women born since 1945, a new study shows. Alcohol use and dependence appear to have ... Read more...

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Hookahs on college campuses becoming public health issue


May 7th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University have found that more and more U.S. college students are smoking tobacco using waterpipes, or hookahs, and it's becoming a growing public ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tobacco use, second-hand smoke exposure during pregnancy may harm mother and child


February 29th, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 29 (ANI): A new study has found that tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke during pregnancy are major health threats in several low and middle-income countries, like India and ... Read more...

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Sexist humour not just ‘benign amusement,’ but a ‘releaser’ of prejudice


November 14th, 2007 - 8:26 am ICT by admin
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