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A Cradle or a Grave – Importance of Breast Feeding

August 4, 2012 – 5:49 AM | 3 Comments

“A newborn baby has only three demands. They are warm in the arms of its mother, food from her breasts, and security in the knowledge of her presence.  Breastfeeding satisfies all three.”  ~Grantly Dick-Read
 

Public Health as a Career: South-Asian Perspective

August 3, 2012 – 10:50 PM | 7 Comments

South Asian countries have poor health indicators. Almost every country of this region is suffering from huge burden of infectious diseases. The gradual increase in non-communicable diseases and malignant diseases are complicating the situation. Majority …

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) a Real Treat to the Developing World – An Overview

July 26, 2012 – 12:21 AM |

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Tuberculosis (TB) are one of the significant causes of death in developing countries. HIV is indeed a challenge for the developing world with more than 60 million people infected with …

Yet Another War: Major determinants of Low Birth Weight

July 23, 2012 – 12:01 AM | 10 Comments

Low birth weight (LBW) has been defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as birth weight of less than 2,500 grams (or 5.5 pounds). In spite of consistent efforts to improve the quality of maternal …

Yet Another War: Emergence of Drug Resistant Strains of Organisms

July 18, 2012 – 12:05 AM | 6 Comments

This era is recognized as a paradigm of medical advancements with a solution to every other ailment. The battle of pathogenicity vs. remedy ran step by step with the evolution of mankind and there was no …

Health Care for the Underprivileged

July 17, 2012 – 1:43 PM |

My first brush with the public health field came in the second year of medical school, when we were appointed to work in the Pulse Polio program. Since we were taught Community Medicine as part …

Health is Hope and Hope is Everything!

July 2, 2012 – 7:48 PM | 13 Comments

‘The first wealth is health’ is a famous quote said by Sir Emerson. We live in a super-fast age. The Internet has shrunk the world dramatically and people are connected all the time. Multitasking is …

Failure of Directly Observed Treatment Strategy (DOTS): A Setback on “Stopping TB in My Lifetime”?

June 4, 2012 – 7:22 PM | 9 Comments

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the major healthcare problems faced by many developing countries across the globe. After the pandemic of HIV, it’s being seen in increasing incidence in the developed countries as well. According …