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BACKGROUND Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder clinically characterized by loss of memory and cognition. The effective therapeutic options for AD are limited and thus there is a demand for new drugs. Aegle marmelos (Linn.) (A. marmelos) leaves have been used in traditional medicine to promote intellect and enhance memory. In(More)
OBJECTIVES The evidence regarding effectiveness of parental support interventions targeting children's health behaviours is weak. We aimed to review: 1) effectiveness of universal parental support interventions to promote dietary habits, physical activity (PA) or prevent overweight and obesity among children 2-18years and 2) effectiveness in relation to(More)
AIM Household food insecurity (HFI) is insufficient access to nutritionally safe and adequate foods to meet the dietary needs for an active and healthy life. We examined the prevalence and determinants of HFI in Bangladeshi children under five with diarrhoea. METHODS This study included 365 children (55% boys) who had diarrhoea in the two weeks before the(More)
Background. Low birth weight (LBW), an outcome of maternal undernutrition, is a major public health concern in Bangladesh where the problem is most prominent. Women's decision-making autonomy is likely an important factor influencing maternal and child health outcomes. The aim of the study was to assess the effect of women's decision-making autonomy on(More)
BACKGROUND Low birth weight (LBW) is an important risk factor for childhood morbidity and mortality, consequently an important public health concern. AIM This study aims to identify significant socio-economic and nutritional determinants associated with LBW in India. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data from 2005 to 2006 National Family Health Survey-3 (NFHS-3)(More)
BACKGROUND There is limited knowledge concerning fall-related activity avoidance in people with Parkinson's disease (PD); such knowledge would be of importance for the development of more efficient PD-care and rehabilitation. This study aimed to examine how fall-related activity avoidance relates to a history of self-reported falls/near falls and fear of(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about how parental gender equality early in their children lives can influence daughters' decision to use contraceptive pills. AIM The study aimed at exploring whether maternal working time and paternity leave in Sweden during the first two years of their daughters' lives is associated with the use of oral contraceptives when(More)
BACKGROUND While walking difficulties are common in people with Parkinson's disease (PD), little is known about factors that independently contribute to their perceived walking difficulties. OBJECTIVE To identify factors that independently contribute to perceived walking difficulties in people with PD. METHODS This study involved 243 (62% men)(More)
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