Indian government: pregnant women should shun meat, eggs and lustful thoughts of sex

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Mother and Child Care leaflet also recommends expectant mothers detach themselves from desire, anger, attachment Indias government is advising pregnant women to avoid all meat, eggs and lustful thoughts. Doctors say the advice is preposterous, and even dangerous, considering Indias already poor record with maternal health. Women are often the last to eat or receive […]

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Blind date: I would have liked to laugh

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Katherine, 58, property developer, meets Ella, 55, neurological physiotherapist Katherine on Ella What were you hoping for?A relaxed evening. And that she might be the one. First impressions?I was struck by how attractive and easygoing Ella is. What did you talk about?Where we live, our work, past relationships, music, the election. Any awkward moments?There was […]

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I cant fight anorexia any more. Ive tried so hard

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Pip McManus died three years after becoming ill with an eating disorder. Her parents explain how medical care failed their daughter Marie McManus wants to show me the final photograph taken of her daughter Pip. It was 9 December 2015, and the 15-year-old is standing on the platform of a railway station five minutes walk […]

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Ruff justice: Chinese city institutes ‘one dog policy’

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Owners with more than one canine in Qingdao must give others to an adoption agency under controversial new law For decades, China harshly enforced its one-child policy through forced abortions and hefty fines. Now the government in one Chinese city is seeking to exert control over another segment of the population, limiting households to one […]

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