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An Individual-Level Meta-Analysis Assessing the Impact of Community-Level Sanitation Access on Child Stunting, Anemia, and Diarrhea

An estimated 1 billion people live without access to any type of sanitation facility, i.e. a toilet or latrine. This lack of sanitation access fails to contain human feces, which are responsible for transmission of various diarrheal diseases as well as…

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Comparative Assessment of Vitamin-B12, Folic Acid and Homocysteine Levels in Relation to p53 Expression in Megaloblastic Anemia

Megaloblastic anemia (MBA), also known as macrocytic anemia, is characterized by decreased number of RBCs as well as the presence of unusually large, abnormal and poorly developed erythrocytes (megaloblasts), which fail to…

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Cost-Effectiveness of Price Subsidies on Fortified Packaged Infant Cereals in Reducing Iron Deficiency Anemia in 6-23-Month-Old-Children in Urban India

Inadequate nutrition has a severe impact on health in India. The single most important nutritional risk factor in India is iron deficiency, accounting for more than 3% of all disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) according to the…

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Social Costs of Iron Deficiency Anemia in 6–59 Month-Old Children in India

Inadequate nutrition has a severe impact on health in India. According to the WHO Global Burden of Disease project (GBD), 6 out of the leading 15 health risk factors in India are related to…

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Non-Invasive Hemoglobin Measurement: A Great Blessing to the Rural Community

India has a very high prevalence of anemia, and some estimates suggest that 20-40% of maternal deaths in India are caused by anemia. About half of the maternal deaths due to…

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Does Smoke from Biomass Fuel Contribute to Anemia in Pregnant Women in Nagpur, India?

Anemia in pregnancy is a major public health problem: it is a common phenomenon, especially in resource-poor settings, and is associated with adverse outcomes for mother and child. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 23% of pregnant women in industrialized countries and 52% of pregnant women in…

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Individual and Facility-Level Determinants of Iron and Folic Acid Receipt and Adequate Consumption among Pregnant Women in Rural Bihar, India

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 56 million pregnant women (42%) globally are anemic[1], the majority of whom live in resource poor settings[2]. The largest number of individuals affected (18.1 million) live in South-East Asia[1]. In Bihar, India, the anemia prevalence is even higher, affecting…

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