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Breastfeeding and maternal health outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis
To evaluate the effect of breastfeeding on long‐term and short‐term maternal health outcomes, lactational amenorrhoea, postpartum depression,Postpartum weight change and type 2 diabetes mellitus are evaluated. Expand
Optimal breastfeeding practices and infant and child mortality: a systematic review and meta‐analysis
The evidence for effects of optimal breastfeeding on all‐cause and infection‐related mortality in infants and children aged 0–23 months is synthesised. Expand
Interventions to improve breastfeeding outcomes: a systematic review and meta‐analysis
To provide comprehensive evidence of the effect of interventions on early initiation, exclusive, continued and any breastfeeding rates when delivered in five settings: (i) Health systems and servicesExpand
Postpartum depression in India: a systematic review and meta-analysis
A high prevalence of postpartum depression in Indian mothers is shown and more resources need to be allocated for capacity-building in maternal mental health care in India. Expand
Delayed breastfeeding initiation and infant survival: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Policy frameworks and models to estimate newborn and infant survival, as well as health facility policies, should consider the potential independent effect of early breastfeeding initiation. Expand
Gender differences in notification rates, clinical forms and treatment outcome of tuberculosis patients under the RNTCP
A gender difference is demonstrated in the notification rates, clinical presentations and treatment outcomes of patients with tuberculosis in a rural tuberculosis unit in West Bengal. Expand
Perceived psychological stress among undergraduate medical students: Role of academic factors
The objective of this study was to assess perceived stress among undergraduate medical students and to find out academic factors as determinants and a higher level of perceived stress was reported by the students. Expand
Vitamin-D deficiency predicts infections in young north Indian children: A secondary data analysis
Vitamin-D deficiency is common in young children in New Delhi and is associated with a higher risk of ALRI, and the role of vitamin D in Indian children needs to be elucidated in further studies. Expand
Breastfeeding 1 Breastfeeding in the 21st century: epidemiology, mechanisms, and lifelong eff ect
The meta-analyses indicate protection against child infections and malocclusion, increases in intelligence, and probable reductions in overweight and diabetes, and an increase in tooth decay with longer periods of breastfeeding. Expand
Integrated Interventions Delivered in Health Systems, Home, and Community Have the Highest Impact on Breastfeeding Outcomes in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.
Improvements in breastfeeding practices are possible in LMICs with judicious use of tested interventions, particularly when delivered in a combination of settings concurrently, particularly as a result of interventions delivered in health systems, in the home or community, or a combinations of these. Expand