Participation of Pregnant Women in a Community-Based Nutrition Program in Mumbai’s Informal Settlements: Effect on Exclusive Breastfeeding Practices

Children living in urban informal settlements experience low breastfeeding rates and high levels of malnutrition; they are vulnerable to gastrointestinal and other infections due to…

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Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome and Its Risk Factors in Kerala, South India: Analysis of a Community Based Cross-Sectional Study

Metabolic syndrome is an inter-related cluster of metabolic abnormalities involving glucose and lipid dysregulation, abdominal obesity and elevated blood pressure…

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Mid Upper Arm Circumference as a Predictor of Risk of Mortality in Children in a Low Resource Setting in India

The current WHO recommendation is to use MUAC as a screening tool in the community while at the health facility level to use MUAC or WHZ or bilateral oedema as independent admission criteria for…

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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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Gas Insufflation Less Laparoscopic Surgeries / Rural Urology for Uganda

Laparoscopic surgeries offer many well-known benefits to the patients and Health Care providers. Some benefits like quick turnovers help in better utilization of the…

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GILLS Workshop at MAMC: Take Home Messages

The Gas Insufflation Less Laparoscopic Surgeries [GILLS] workshop was held at the Department of General Surgery at the Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi. The objective of the workshop was to introduce the concept of GILLS to the faculty and postgraduates of…

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The Singlimari Diagnostic Camp: A Report

Singlimari is a village with a population of 212 and has a century old Church with 120 families. It is about 35 kilometers from Bhalukpong and 10 kilometers from…

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