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Vitamin-D deficiency predicts infections in young north Indian children: A secondary data analysis

Vitamin D deficiency is considered to be the most common nutritional deficiency and often one of the most commonly undiagnosed medical conditions in the world. The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in young children is around 50–90% in the Indian subcontinent. Vitamin D is primarily produced in the skin after…

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National Doctor’s Day: Let’s Wish Our Well-Wishers!

July 1 is celebrated all across India as National Doctors’ Day in memory of the legendary physician Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, a Bharat Ratna awardee and to pay honor to the entire medical profession. “The role of a doctor is to remove the miseries and save the life of a… 

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Increasing risk of cataract in HCV patients receiving anti-HCV therapy

Cataract, which has an estimated prevalence of 33% in the general population, is the second leading cause of visual impairment and vision loss worldwide. Cataract is associated with increasing

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In The News: YOGA Benefits Increasingly Endorsed by Biomedical Research

June 21 is the International Day of Yoga and the whole world is now geared up for celebrating the 3rd International Day of Yoga. The day is very special for India as Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice having its origin over 6,000 years ago in India and… 

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Fetal growth trajectories in pregnancies of European and South Asian mothers with and without gestational diabetes, a population-based cohort study

The association between birth weight and later risk of type 2 diabetes is U-shaped. One arm comprise men and women born small, due to maternal undernutrition or other factors. The other arm comprises of individuals born large, due to maternal adiposity and diabetes…

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Glaucoma associated with iridocorneal endothelial syndrome in 203 Indian subjects

The iridocorneal endothelial syndrome is a disease spectrum which includes Chandler syndrome, Progressive iris atrophy and Cogan-Reese syndrome. The clinical variants are distinguished primarily on the basis of the changes in the iris. Progressive or…

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Characterizing Antibody Responses to Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum Antigens in India Using Genome-Scale Protein Microarrays

The burden of malaria in India has halved over the last 15 years, yet India continues to account for over 70% of malaria cases in South East Asia. The ‘National Framework for Malaria Elimination in India 2016–2030’ has two aims: eliminating malaria throughout the country by…

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