Risk Factors Associated with Leptospirosis During an Outbreak in Middle Andaman, India (Report)

Risk Factors Associated with Leptospirosis During an Outbreak in Middle Andaman, India (Report)

Background & objectives: Leptospirosis outbreaks occur frequently in North and South Andaman Islands but not in Middle Andaman. In 2002, an outbreak appeared in Middle Andaman for the first time. Although a study on risk factors was conducted in North Andaman, it used seropositivity to define leptospirosis. Since seropositivity might not indicate current leptospiral infection […]

Prevalence of Health Related Disability Among Community Dwelling Urban Elderly from Middle Socioeconomic Strata in Bangaluru, India (Report)

Prevalence of Health Related Disability Among Community Dwelling Urban Elderly from Middle Socioeconomic Strata in Bangaluru, India (Report)

India is an ageing society (1) with the rate of growth of ageing population exceeding the growth of the general population (2). In India, it is estimated that the elderly in the age group 60 and above is expected to increase from 71 million in 2001 to 179 million in 2031 and in the case […]

Correlation of Blood Pressure with Body Mass Index (BMI) and Waist to Hip Ratio (WHR) in Middle Aged Men (Original Work) (Clinical Report)

Correlation of Blood Pressure with Body Mass Index (BMI) and Waist to Hip Ratio (WHR) in Middle Aged Men (Original Work) (Clinical Report)

INTRODUCTION. Blood pressure more than or equal to 140/90 mm of Hg is defined as hypertension. (1) More than a quarter of the world’s adult population is already hypertensive and this number is projected to increase to 29% (about 1.56 billion) by 2025. Almost three-quarters of this hypertensive population is going to be in developing […]