The Daddy Double-Bind: How the Family and Medical Leave Act Perpetuates Sex Inequality Across All Class Levels.

The Daddy Double-Bind: How the Family and Medical Leave Act Perpetuates Sex Inequality Across All Class Levels.

For over a decade there has been a great deal of discussion in America about work-family conflict or work-life balance. These discussions have typically focused on the plight of women, mothers in particular, and the inhospitable labor market. (1) Advocates who seek to improve the status of women have been vocal in demanding changes in […]

Lipid Profile Levels on the Second Day of Acute Myocardial Infarction; Is It the Right Time for Estimation?(Brief Communication) (Report)

Lipid Profile Levels on the Second Day of Acute Myocardial Infarction; Is It the Right Time for Estimation?(Brief Communication) (Report)

INTRODUCTION Coronary artery disease (CAD) is one of the leading causes of ischemic heart disease and remains the most common cause of death despite significant advancements in prevention and treatment. Several risk factors (smoking, hypertension, diabetes, obesity etc.) play a major role in the development of CAD (1,2). High levels of TC, LDL and TG […]

Low Serum Zinc Levels in an Endemic Area of Visceral Leishmaniasis in Bihar, India (Report)

Low Serum Zinc Levels in an Endemic Area of Visceral Leishmaniasis in Bihar, India (Report)

Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) or kala-azar, caused by Leishmania donovani, L. chagasi or L. infantum, is endemic in 62 countries (1). An estimated 500,000 cases per year and over 90 per cent of cases of VL occur in five countries: India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sudan, and northeastern Brazil (1,2). India has about 50 per cent of the […]

Influence of Folic Acid on Plasma Homocysteine Levels & Arterial Endothelial Function in Patients with Unstable Angina (Report)

Influence of Folic Acid on Plasma Homocysteine Levels & Arterial Endothelial Function in Patients with Unstable Angina (Report)

Background & objectives: High plasma homocysteine (Hcy) levels are known to be associated with coronary artery disease, but the precise level associated with an increased risk is yet controversial. Whether the beneficial effects of folic acid on arterial endothelial function persist over longer periods is not known. This study was carried out to assess whether […]