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Unraveling the Human Salivary Microbiome Diversity in Indian Populations

The human body harbors a large number of microbial cells, organized in complex communities termed microbiota, which was previously thought to exceed the human cells by ten times…

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Burden of Bacterial Meningitis in India: Preliminary Data from a Hospital Based Sentinel Surveillance Network

Globally, meningitis is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the pediatric population accounting for about 180,000 deaths annually. Prior to introduction of vaccines…

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Mobile Microscopy as a Screening Tool for Oral Cancer in India: A Pilot Study

Oral cancer, through a convergence of behavioral and infrastructural factors, is the most common type of cancer among men in India and other countries of South Asia…

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Etiology and Mode of Presentation of Chronic Liver Diseases in India: A Multi Centric Study

Chronic liver diseases (CLD) cause significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. Multiple etiological factors lead to a similar clinico-pathological syndrome in CLDs, although the rates of…

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Estimating Cryptosporidium and Giardia Disease Burdens for Children Drinking Untreated Groundwater in a Rural Population in India

Untreated groundwater is the primary source of drinking water for nearly a quarter of the world’s population and in low-income settings groundwater tubewells are widely used for drinking…

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Patterns, Factors Associated and Morbidity Burden of Asthma in India

The Director General at the 61st World Health Assembly, 2008 stated that heart diseases and cancers are the leading killers whereas Diabetes and Asthma are on the rise. Chronic respiratory diseases account for…

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Alarmingly High Prevalence of Hypertension and Pre-Hypertension in North India-Results from a Large Cross-Sectional STEPS Survey

In 2012, NCDs were responsible for around 38 million deaths per year, accounting for 68% of all deaths worldwide and 52% of all premature deaths. Over three quarters of those premature deaths were caused by cardiovascular diseases…

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