Introduction Kava is an intoxicating drink that has been used traditionally by the indigenous peoples of the South Pacific (Singh 1992). Much like alcohol in Western cultures, kava plays an important role in many South Pacific social and religious rituals and is also used as a recreational intoxicant (Singh 1992). Traditionally kava is prepared through […]
Sir, Sitholey et al (1) have published an interesting paper on adult ADHD, the first study of its kind in India which has opened up several areas for discussion and hopefully would lead to more studies and clinical attention in this area.
INTRODUCTION Developing countries are now witnessing an increase in overweight, obesity and obesity-related morbidity. (1) Urbanization and economic development has resulted into a nutritional transition characterized by a shift to a higher caloric content of diet and/or to the reduction of physical activity, and whose consequences are changes in the body composition of the individuals. […]
Byline: Mohammad Perwaiz Iqbal and Mohsin Yakub ABSTRACT
Background & objectives: The number of diabetes in India is increasing at an alarming rate. The effects of physical activity in the form of resistance training or aerobic exercises on type 2 diabetes have not been studied in Indian population. The objective of this study was to analyse the effects of eight weeks of progressive […]
Introduction Serum gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT), an enzyme responsible for extracellular catabolism of glutathione and a marker of oxidative stress (1) has been shown to be associated with diabetes mellitus (2) and hypertension, (3) which are considered to be independent risk factors for chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, few epidemiological studies have explored the independent relationship […]
Despite significant changes made over the past few years in the management of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), infection with HIV remains a leading cause of death throughout many regions of the world. According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS 2008 report on the global AIDS epidemic, 30.8 million adults and 2 million children […]