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Over The Counter Drugs: Use & Abuse

September 12, 2012 – 10:28 PM | 4 Comments

22 January, 2008, Manhattan: Oscar-nominated actor Heath Ledger found dead in his apartment. The cause of death was said to be from a possible overdose of a mixture of over the counter and prescription drugs, …

Public Health and its Requirements – Views of a Medical Student

September 8, 2012 – 6:17 PM | 4 Comments

Public Health is the science and art of preventing disease, health surveillance, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts of society. Prevention is key to the health system’s sustainability. Public Health services are …

Millennium Development Goals: An Essential Burden for Africa to Achieve

September 8, 2012 – 6:08 PM | 55 Comments

The dawn of the 21th century came to the world and world leaders with so much joy and enthusiasm that the world especially Africa has finally came to her year of revolution with the Millennium …

Future of Medicine Drug Expenses & Distribution

August 26, 2012 – 10:00 PM | 4 Comments

Ongoing research makes us to expect that the “time to come” will be enormously excellent in the field of medicine. What we are currently seeing is the bright side of the day but darkness still lurks and prevails in …

Challenges and the World of Medicine

August 24, 2012 – 5:48 PM | 4 Comments

We are living in an age where diseases abound each and every corner, pollution of all forms infiltrate the earth as well as ozone layer in an unprecedented manner. Challenges to curb the viciously- affecting …

The Challenges in Global Health/Public Health

August 22, 2012 – 5:27 AM | 153 Comments

In the past two centuries, global public health has witnessed enormous achievements in control of infectious diseases because previously, the leading cause of death in large measure has been reduced due to improved sanitation and …

Public Health Blues

August 10, 2012 – 5:23 PM | 3 Comments

As per the old adage “Health is Wealth”, there is no doubt that healthy individuals are more successful in all walks of life. A body that is already struggling with psychological or physiological stress cannot …

Prevention Is Better Than Cure

August 10, 2012 – 4:58 PM | 5 Comments

Before entering into post-graduate studies the term ‘health’ just meant to me ‘not having the disease’ and ‘disease’ was just an unusual experience of life and if got sick the target was to get treated, …

Protein Energy Malnutrition (PEM) in Under Five Years Old Children and Service Delivery Mechanism in Nepal

August 6, 2012 – 1:02 AM | 105 Comments

Nepal Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) 2011, demonstrates that 41 percent of children under five in Nepal are stunted, 11 percent are wasted, and 29 percent were underweight. It also shows that the distribution of …

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 …