INTRODUCTION Nutrition is a major component of human health and is a determinant of the quality of life, as inadequacy of it leads to health hazards and even mortality especially during the period of increased demand. Adolescence (10-19 years)–a period of transition between childhood and adulthood is a potential group in view of rapid growth […]
There have been rapid advances in burn care since 1939. Before World War II, the average burn size associated with a 50% mortality rate was less than 30% of total body surface area (TBSA) burnt; currently, the LD50 has increased to 65–80% TBSA. (1) This progress came about from effective resuscitation, infection control, early surgery, […]
Byline: Anjum Shahid, Afroze Ramzan, Ashfaque Memon Pakistan Medical Research Council. Research Centre. NICH and National Institute of Child Health, Karachi.
Byline: Sevil Ari Yuca, Yasar Cesur, Cahide Yilmaz, Mumtaz Mazicioglu and Selim Kurtoglu ABSTRACT
Introduction It is widely suggested that plant based diets contribute to reducing the risk of development of chronic diseases such as cancer, atherosclerosis, cardiac dysfunction, diabetes, hypertension and neurodegenerative disorders (Chin 1994, Dan 1997, Di Pentima 1995, Forney 1991, 1999). This function is largely due to the antioxidant effects of their bioactive components. One common […]
The laboratory diagnosis of thalassaemias and other haemoglobinopathies can be achieved by a step-wise approach starting with a detailed clinical history, thorough haematologic evaluation [including haemoglobin level, complete blood count (CBC), reticulocyte count, and red blood cell (RBC) morphology], protein based analytic methods [alkaline and acid Hb-electrophoresis, isoelectric focusing (IEF) and high performance liquid chromatography […]
Background & objectives: Despite a vast network of primary health centres and sub-centres, health care outreach in rural parts of India is poor. The Dangoria Charitable Trust (DCT), Hyderabad, has developed a model of health care outreach through trained Village Health and Nutrition Entrepreneur and Mobilisers (HNEMs) in five villages of Medak district in Andhra […]