Anshika Ravi

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Antibiotics misuse fuels antimicrobial resistance, India worst affected

India is one of the worst affected nations by antimicrobial resistance (AMR), a condition wherein bacteria and other microorganisms become...

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How community radio is empowering women in the villages of Haryana

When the residents of Mewat heard the voice of a woman on their community radio, Alfaz-e-Mewat, for the first time,...

Centre will set up committees for treatment of rare diseases

In a move to expedite the implementation of the National Policy for the Treatment of Rare Diseases, which recommends an...

Book Review: A fresh perspective on the disorder of human life

Peace Has Come By Parismita Singh Publisher: Westland Books Pages: 280 Price: Rs 499   In one of the stories...

Book Review: Breezy anecdotes from a moderately glamorous life

The Perils of Being Moderately Famous By Soha Ali Khan Published by Penguin Random House Pages: 176 pages Price: Rs...

Self-administered abortions on the rise

A spurt in the cases of self-administered abortions using medical abortion (MA) pills, especially in the absence of adequate medical...

New Medical bill futuristic, but needs fine-tuning: Doctors

Healthcare experts and doctors The Sunday Guardian spoke to have, in general, welcomed the National Medical Commission (NMC) bill which...

Book Review: How nudity and concealment can affect the body politic

Naked or Covered: A History of Dressing and Undressing around the World By Mineke Schipper Publisher: Speaking Tiger Pages: 272...

TB is leading cause of death among people with HIV

Tuberculosis associated Human Immunodeficiency Virus, popularly known as HIV/TB co-infection, is affecting almost half of the patients (already living with...

As fancy drugs flood market, treating diabetes gets prohibitive

An escalation in the overall costs of treating diabetes, with a marked increase in the use of newer, expensive insulin...

Book Review: Many characters, clichés of World War II spoil the plot

Last Train to Istanbul By Ayse Kulin Amazon Publishing Pages: 395 Price: Rs 399 Storytelling is a gift. A gift...

Over 24,000 clinical trial deaths and SAEs in India in ten years

Pharmaceutical companies conducting clinical trials in India are increasingly taking advantage of the lacunae in the law and regulatory framework,...

Smart Cities Mission gets a Berkeley facelift

The Government of India Smart Cities Mission is getting a facelift from the United States India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF),...

Patients pay as doctors follow corrupt ‘cut practice’

Incidents of illegal commissions being offered to doctors or hospitals by fellow doctors or private laboratories for patient referral have...

Book Review: Unimaginable facets of the human personality in this legal thriller

Unlawful Justice Vish Dhamija Harper Collins Pages: 293 Price: Rs 250 Crime drama, of the likes of John Grisham’s The Whistler and The...

Muslim women welcome ban on triple talaq, are cautiously optimistic

A majority of Muslim women have welcomed the Supreme Court’s verdict of striking down the contentious practice of instant triple...

Midnight daredevilry puts bikers’ lives at risk

Bike racing, a nocturnal activity, wherein two to four people race against each other, while performing stunts, has become a...

Rehabilitation of trafficked children proving to be a challenge

The rehabilitation of trafficked children is proving to be a major challenge for Child Welfare Committees (CWCs), Child Care Institutes...

‘Congress’ criticism of Indu Sarkar is knee-jerk reaction’

The Congress’ stiff criticism and opposition to his political drama Indu Sarkar, based on the 1975-77 Emergency, was a “knee-jerk...

Global assessment test to gauge high order thinking, eliminate rote learning

Macmillan Education, one of the world’s leading publishers of English Language teaching and school curriculum materials, has  launched ICAS programme...

Book Review: Madams and Maids: Stories of ugly truths inside our homes

Maid in India Tripti Lahiri Aleph Book Company Price: Rs 599 Pages: 304 Inside the rich man’s abode, things can...

Start-ups in India failing due to lack of innovation

India might have retained its position as the third biggest start-up base in the world, according to a 2016 NASSCOM...

And now, a résumé verification industry

The widespread practice of fabricating résumés has seeded a background verification industry, which, experts say, has witnessed a steady growth...

‘National policy for rare diseases a welcome step, challenges ahead’

Experts have welcomed the government’s decision to approve the National Policy for the Treatment of Rare Diseases, the draft of...