Stories by Viji Sundaram

Viji Sundaram is the Health Editor for New America Media. Before joining NAM in 2006 Viji was a general assignment reporter with India-West, a national weekly published in San Leandro, CA. While there, Viji won eight journalism awards, five from the South Asian Journalism Association and three from New California Media. subscribe to Viji Sundaram's feed

Posted on: May 12, 2016, Source: New America Media

Physicans warn that the risks of continuing the ACA will leave millions uninsured indefinitely.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2015, Source: New America Media

A pesticide known as "DDT's cousin" is still being used in the U.S., despite evidence of its toxic effects.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2014, Source: New America Media

In addition to good health and better academic performance, planners saw that the program made good economic sense.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2013, Source: New America Media

The solution is not to get women to buy a new high-tech kind of rape whistle. The mindset of men must change, and the change has to begin at home.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2012, Source: New America Media

Khushbakht Shujat of Pakistan's National Assembly argues that the attack on Malala has energized the movement to empower women.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2011, Source: New America Media

Pharmaceutical companies are exploiting the country’s vast number of illiterate and poor people who are willing to become guinea pigs.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2009, Source: New America Media

Leaders in the medical community analyzed what the president's health care plan would mean for immigrants and minorities.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2009, Source: New America Media

The unemployment rate in Huron in recent months is “off the charts.”

Posted on: Feb 9, 2009, Source: New America Media

Nonviolent and medically neglected, elderly prisoners in California routinely die horrible deaths.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2007, Source: New America Media

An expert on childrens' health attacks a recent study in the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i> which suggests that obesity is socially contagious.