Does Measles Vaccination Reduce the Risk of Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) and Diarrhea in Children: A Multi-Country Study?

Measles is a highly contagious disease transmitted through a virus belonging to the Morbillivirus genus. The infection is acquired via the respiratory tract and is mostly seen in infants and children below five years of age. The virus usually disrupts the…

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Widespread fear of dengue transmission but poor practices of dengue prevention

Dengue is an infectious viral disease transmitted by a domesticated mosquito, Aedes aegypti. There are supposedly 50 to 400 million people infected each year by dengue virus, developing various clinical spectrum of dengue infection that includes…

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Factors influencing feeding practices of extreme poor infants and young children in families of working mothers in Dhaka slums

In recent decades, rapid urbanization with fast population growth has become inescapable in Bangladesh. The demographic dynamics of Bangladesh suggest that the country is undergoing rapid urbanization, particularly due to rural-urban migration…

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Association of Hip Bone Mineral Density and Body Composition in a Rural Indian Population

Hip bone mineral density is a predictor of overall risk of fractures in later life. Body mass is one of the…

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Gender Differences in Factors Related to HIV Risk Behaviors among People Who Inject Drugs in North-East India

Injection drug use is an important driver of HIV epidemics in different regions of the world including India, which is home to 168,000–1.1 million people who inject drugs with a high prevalence of HIV and…

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Oxidative and Anti-Oxidative Stress Markers in Chronic Glaucoma: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Chronic glaucoma is one of the most frequently established diseases in ophthalmology and represents a growing public health concern, with consequences that lead to blindness…

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Chronic Low-Grade Inflammation in Childhood Obesity Is Associated with Decreased IL-10 Expression by Monocyte Subsets

Obesity is a multifactorial disease, characterized by an increase of body fat, that can be associated with metabolic changes and considered a serious public health problem with…

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