Sensitisation is the key

Sensitisation is the key

Riya Sharma, I, M.A. Psychology, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi When it comes to depression, we must understand that there is a continuum — from usual bouts of sadness, to clinical depression. We must first accept that feeling sad or disappointed is all right; the endorsement of ‘just smile and shake it off’ […]

A Zimbabwe program that enlists grandmas to combat depression sets an example for the world

A Zimbabwe program that enlists grandmas to combat depression sets an example for the world

Four hundred grandmothers in Zimbabwe teamed up to provide free therapy talks to combat depression in local communities. It became a success. The program started in 2006. Forced by a shortage of mental health professionals and the pressing need of combating depression, a psychiatrist trained 400 grandmothers to go around communities and provide free evidence-based […]

Congo rebels kill 15, abduct kids in Ebola outbreak region

Congo rebels kill 15, abduct kids in Ebola outbreak region

Congolese rebels killed 15 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the center of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, Congo’s military said Sunday, as the violence threatened to again force the suspension of crucial virus containment efforts. The Allied Democratic Forces rebels attacked Congolese army positions and several neighborhoods of Beni on […]

Report: Women Everywhere Don't Know Enough About Ovarian Cancer

Report: Women Everywhere Don't Know Enough About Ovarian Cancer

A new study of women with ovarian cancer shows that ignorance about the condition is common among patients in all 44 countries surveyed. And that ignorance has a cost. The disease is more treatable, even potentially curable, in its early stages. The women’s answers also suggested their doctors were ignorant. Many of them reported that […]

Rebels Kill Congolese Army Health Workers Fighting Ebola

Rebels Kill Congolese Army Health Workers Fighting Ebola

JOHANNESBURG —  Congo’s health minister called it a “dark day” for everyone fighting the deadly Ebola outbreak after rebels shot and killed two medical agents with the Congolese army who had been assisting health officials. It appeared to be the first time health workers have been killed by rebels in this outbreak, which is taking […]

How Start-ups Are Battling Air Pollution in China

How Start-ups Are Battling Air Pollution in China

With air pollution reaching alarming levels across China, many entrepreneurs have turned to the idea of developing environment-friendly solutions October 20, 2018 6 min read The menace of air pollution is far from abating, considering the air quality is worsening every year in many developing countries. Even a country like China — one of the […]

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