Biological Control of Mosquito Populations Through Frogs: Opportunities & Constrains (Report)

Biological Control of Mosquito Populations Through Frogs: Opportunities & Constrains (Report)

The use of frogs and tadpoles for disease vector control is still largely unexplored. Frogs are an important part of the ecosystem with a role for insect and pest control including mosquitoes. Available information suggests the existence of many direct and indirect factors affecting the growth and survival of both prey and predators. Other controphic […]

High Prevalence of Abnormal Pap Smears Among Young Women Co-Infected with HIV in Rural South Africa--Implications for Cervical Cancer Screening Policies in High HIV Prevalence Populations (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) (Case Study)

High Prevalence of Abnormal Pap Smears Among Young Women Co-Infected with HIV in Rural South Africa–Implications for Cervical Cancer Screening Policies in High HIV Prevalence Populations (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) (Case Study)

Objective. To establish the relationship between HIV infection and cervical dysplasia in young women in rural South Methods. This cross-sectional study was conducted at a primary health care clinic in Vulindlela, KwaZulu-Natal. Standardised questionnaires were used to collect sociodemographic and clinical presentation data from women attending family planning and other reproductive health services. Pap smears […]

Need for Better Anthropometric Markers for Prediction of Cardiovascular Risk in Nutritionally Stunted Populations (Correspondence)

Need for Better Anthropometric Markers for Prediction of Cardiovascular Risk in Nutritionally Stunted Populations (Correspondence)

Sir. The article by Thakappan and colleagues in the January 2010 issue of the Journal, defines the enormous threat of non communicable diseases which the State of Kerala faces (1). The results are aptly projected as the harbinger of what is going to happen in India and rest of the developing world. The study is […]

Diminished Need for Folate Measurements Among Indigent Populations in the Post Folic Acid Supplementation Era (Clinical Report)

Diminished Need for Folate Measurements Among Indigent Populations in the Post Folic Acid Supplementation Era (Clinical Report)

* Context.–The mandated fortification of processed grains with folic acid in the United States and Canada in 1998 was intended to reduce the incidence of neural tube defects in pregnant women. The incidence of folate deficiency in most populations has declined dramatically since then. Objective.–To determine the rate of folate deficiency in a cohort of […]