Monthly Archives: April 2016

Seroprevalence of Burkholderia pseudomallei among Adults in Coastal Areas in Southwestern India

Burkholderia pseudomallei, the etiological agent of melioidosis, is known to inhabit the soil and water in endemic areas in countries such as…

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A Web-Based Platform for Designing Vaccines against Existing and Emerging Strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis

The tuberculosis cost millions of lives every year globally as well as billions of humans are infected with this deadly disease. In addition, treatment is not patient friendly, as it requires combination of drugs for…

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Increased Reactive Oxygen Species Formation and Oxidative Stress in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory relapsing autoimmune disorder which often affects multiple systems. It is characterised by infiltration of inflammatory cells into the synovium and synovial hyperplasia ultimately leading to…

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Salt Intake and Health Risk in Climate Change Vulnerable Coastal Bangladesh: What Role Do Beliefs and Practices Play?

High blood pressure is the major risk factor of cardiovascular diseases especially heart diseases and stroke. In South East Asia, an estimated 36% adults have hypertension. In Bangladesh more than 27% of all deaths are thought to be associated with cardiovascular diseases…

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Sanitation, Stress, and Life Stage: A Systematic Data Collection Study among Women in Odisha, India

Despite efforts to improve access to basic resources, 768 million people rely on unimproved drinking-water for daily consumption, and an estimated 2.5 billion people lack access to…

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Upgrading a Piped Water Supply from Intermittent to Continuous Delivery and Association with Waterborne Illness

The Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP) defines piped water as the highest category for water access. However, though widely considered the gold standard, the presence of a piped connection gives…

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Direct Observation of Treatment Provided by a Family Member as Compared to Non-Family Member among Children with New Tuberculosis

Directly observed treatment (DOT) is a supportive mechanism where a provider directly observes a patient consuming their medication to ensure treatment adherence and is a core component of the…

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