Aparajita Dasgupta

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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 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 There are many wrong practices and perceptions of Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) prevalent among different socio-demographic groups. AIM To observe IYCF perceptions and practices among mothers in a rural area of West Bengal. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Clinic-based cross-sectional descriptive study by interviewing mothers of 0-23 month old(More)
The study examines the role of the largest public works program in the world-the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS)-in buffering the negative effects of early childhood exposure to rainfall shocks on long-term health outcomes. Exploiting the spatial and temporal variation in NREGS coverage, the study estimates the extent to which nutritional(More)
Original Article Background-Infant and young child feeding is a cornerstone of care for childhood development. It was estimated that optimal IYCF practices could reduce childhood morbidity and mortality dramatically in most cost-effective and efficacious way. Proper assessment of IYCF practices among the mothers is the need of the hour to identify the gaps(More)