Sleep Disordered Breathing in Women of Childbearing Age & During Pregnancy (Report)

Sleep Disordered Breathing in Women of Childbearing Age & During Pregnancy (Report)

Sleep apnoea is a prevalent, yet often unrecognized condition that may have major adverse consequences for women in their childbearing years. By far the most common form of sleep apnoea is obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), where repeated dynamic collapse of the upper airway during sleep leads to frequent, intermittent cessation of airflow despite ongoing respiratory […]

Medical Sociology and Old Age

Medical Sociology and Old Age

The nature of health in later life has conventionally been studied from two perspectives. Medical sociologists have focused on the failing body, chronic illness, infirmity and mortality, while social gerontologists on the other hand have focused on the epidemiology of old age and health and social policy. By examining these perspectives, Higgs and Jones show […]

Health Information Disparities? Determining the Relationship Between Age, Poverty, And Rate of Calls to a Consumer and Patient Health Information Service (Brief Communications) (Report)

Health Information Disparities? Determining the Relationship Between Age, Poverty, And Rate of Calls to a Consumer and Patient Health Information Service (Brief Communications) (Report)

INTRODUCTION Growth and demand for consumer health information services has been well documented [1-4]. In the past twenty years, medical librarians have transitioned from cautious providers of consumer and patient health information to leaders of outreach programs in which they coordinate with medical professionals and public librarians to serve their communities’ health information needs. So […]

Challenges in Providing HIV Care to Paediatric Age Group in India (Commentary) (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) (Report)

Challenges in Providing HIV Care to Paediatric Age Group in India (Commentary) (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) (Report)

Over 90 per cent of the 2 million HIV infected children worldwide, live in developing countries (1). In India, 3.8 per cent (2) (approximately 100,000 (3)) of an estimated 2.5 million persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA) are children. As of September 2008, of about 1,77,808 individuals started on antiretroviral therapy (ART) since its launch in […]

Cause of Death Among Reproductive Age Group Women in Maharashtra, India (Report)

Cause of Death Among Reproductive Age Group Women in Maharashtra, India (Report)

In many settings women are confronted by a dual burden of traditional health threats related to infectious diseases and maternal conditions alongside emerging challenges associated with non communicable chronic diseases. Largely, women in rural India experience more episodes of illness than males and also are less likely to access health care facilities before the illness […]