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BACKGROUND Menstruation and menstrual practices are still clouded by taboos and socio-cultural restrictions resulting in adolescent girls remaining ignorant of the scientific facts and hygienic health practices, which sometimes result into adverse health outcomes. OBJECTIVES (i) To elicit the beliefs, conception and source of information regarding(More)
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) features among the most aggressive manifestations of cancer due to its enhanced metastatic potential and immunity to therapeutics which target hormone receptors. Under such scenarios, anti-cancer compounds with an ability to influence multiple targets, or an entire process, will have an advantage over specific signal(More)
BACKGROUND A community-based epidemiological study on birth weight of newborns was undertaken in the rural domain of a backward district of West Bengal. OBJECTIVES To find out the magnitude of low birth weight (< 2.5 kg.) newborns and to highlight association, if any, of the socio-demographic, maternal and obstetric factors with birth weight of newborns.(More)
Photoaffinity techniques were employed to affect the covalent binding of [35S]sulfobromophthalein to proteins of rat and human liver cytosol. In rat liver cytosol at low concentrations, sulfobromophthalein bound to the 22 kDa subunit of ligandin. In human liver cytosol, binding to a 23.5 kDa subunit was observed. At higher concentrations,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) are a vulnerable population and need special attention in the fight against the global pandemic of HIV/AIDS. A study was conducted in an MSM clinic to find out to their varied socio-demographic characteristics, their knowledge and attitude towards HIV/AIDS, and its association with their different(More)
BACKGROUND Both magnitude and severity of disability in new leprosy patients measure indirectly the disease transmission in the community and rapidity of case detection. Various factors might be associated with the presence of impairment at registration. AIMS To find out the prevalence of both grade 1 and grade 2 disability among new leprosy patients(More)