“Obesity may count as disability if it becomes a hindrance in full and effective participation at work,’’ says Europe’s highest court. Disabled workers are protected from discrimination under European Union (EU) law and this ruling has now made it illegal to fire people for being too fat.
The report by the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) on torture of detainees after the attack on World Trade Towers on September 11, 2001, has revealed involvement of health professionals beyond their mandated role.
There has been a storm of protests from international organizations and conservationists after news broke recently that the government of Zimbabwe had captured “dozens” of baby elephants and was in the process of shipping them to China and/or the UAE.
Chances of spread of swine flu have increased in India. Three people have died and more than a dozen hospitalised over the last one week of what doctors believe to be swine flu. The deaths have been reported from Hyderabad’s Gandhi Medical College and Hospital.