Monthly Archives: June 2015

Postnatal Depression among Rural Women in South India

Pregnancy and postpartum are considered as high risk periods for the emergence of psychiatric disorders. Postnatal depression (PND) is one of the most common psychopathology in these phases. PND describes non-psychotic depressive episodes, with loss of interest, insomnia, and loss of energy experienced by mothers within the period of…

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Trajectories of Childbearing among HIV Infected Indian Women

Among the most significant achievements of the global response to the AIDS epidemic in the last decade is the remarkable scale up of Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) and the rapid expansion of services for Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV in developing countries. Globally, 35 million people are estimated to be living with HIV by the end of…

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Predictors of Time to Recovery in Infants with Probable Serious Bacterial Infection

Every year, about 6.3 million children under 5 years of age die globally. Of these, about 2.8 million die in their first month of life. One-fifth of these neonatal deaths occur because of serious bacterial infections like sepsis and pneumonia. About 0.8 million neonates die every…

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Sero-Epidemiological Survey of Human Cystic Echinococcosis in Kashmir, North India

Cystic echinococcosis or hydatidosis, caused by the larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus, is considered one of the most important zoonotic helminthic diseases throughout the world. E. granulosus is a complex of species/strains which exhibit diversity in their life cycle patterns and host range. Globally the burden of disease is very…

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