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Economic Burden of Cancer in India: Evidence from Cross-Sectional Nationally Representative Household Survey, 2014

The term “Cancer” is derived from the Greek word “Karkinos” (for crab) which refers to a generic non-communicable disease (NCD) characterized by growth of malignant (cancerous or neo-plasms) abnormal cells (tumor/lump) in any part of the…

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Breast Tuberculosis in Men: A Systematic Review

Tuberculosis is a chronic granulomatous inflammation usually involving the lung parenchyma and hilar lymph nodes. Extra-pulmonary involvement is seen in…

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Spectrum of Interstitial Lung Diseases at a Tertiary Center in a Developing Country: A Study of 803 Subjects

Interstitial lung diseases or diffuse parenchymal lung diseases are a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by varying degrees of inflammation and fibrosis in the lung parenchyma…

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Towards Elimination of Visceral Leishmaniasis in the Indian Subcontinent—Translating Research to Practice to Public Health

About 147 million people are at risk of visceral leishmaniasis, in the Southeast Asian region. The largely localized geographic endemicity, anthroponotic transmission with humans as the only host reservoir, the sandfly species Phlebotomous argentipes as the only vector species, and the…

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MDR-TB Treatment as Prevention: The Projected Population-Level Impact of Expanded Treatment for Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) poses one of the greatest threats to TB control worldwide. Not only is the incidence of MDR-TB rising in many areas, curtailing…

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Non-Governmental Organization Facilitation of a Community-Based Nutrition and Health Program: Effect on Program Exposure and Associated Infant Feeding Practices in Rural India

Poor feeding during the first two years of life is common among undernourished children in South Asia. Educating parents and other child-care givers about…

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Estimating the Burden of Scrub Typhus: A Systematic Review

Scrub typhus is an infectious disease caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, an obligate intracellular bacteria, transmitted by the bites of chigger mites…

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