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Lake Nainital in the heart of Nainital Town in the State of Uttaranchal (India) receives toxic substances through various open drains through the catchment of the lake. The toxic substances of particular interest are heavy metals derived from urban runoff as well as municipal sewage and industrial effluents. Heavy metals entering the lake get adsorbed onto(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE Very little information is available on the utilization of Indian systems of medicine and homoeopathy (ISM&H) in India. A study was undertaken on the usage and acceptability of indigenous systems of medicine to provide estimate of utilization of different indigenous systems of medicine in the country along with the reasons for(More)
BACKGROUND A decade after the detection of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in India, a steady increase in the number of patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) has been observed. The therapeutic options for patients with AIDS in developing countries include chemoprophylaxis and identifying and treating opportunistic infections.(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the dietary intake and nutritional status in children of the tribal areas of Bihar. DESIGN Cross sectional survey with two stage probability proportional to size sampling. SETTING Study covered 396 villages from 17 tribal districts of Bihar. SUBJECTS 1847 preschool children (0-6 Years) were studied. METHODS 24 hours recall method(More)
Prevalence and incidence of HIV-1 infection among persons attending two STD clinics in Pune between May 1993 and October 1995 are reported. On screening 5321 persons, the overall prevalence of HIV-1 infection was found to be 21.2 per cent, being higher in females (32.3%) than in males (19.3%). Analysis of behavioural and biological factors showed that old(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the immunization status of children in 90 districts of the country giving due representation to all States and UTs. METHODS WHO 30 cluster survey methodology with certain modifications incorporating information on sex, literacy and distance of the village. RESULTS Information was collected for about nineteen thousand children.(More)
To assess the immunisation status of children in the states of Bihar, Madhaya Pradesh, Rajasthan and UP the evaluation covered BCG, DPT, OPV, Measles, Pulse Polio and Vitamin A. WHO 30 cluster survey methodology with certain modifications incorporating information on sex of the child, literacy of parents and distance of the village was used. Study covered(More)
Blood viscosity studies were carried out in fourteen patients with acute stroke, eight with cerebral infarction, six with cerebral haemorrhage and in thirteen controls. We observed a statistically significant higher values of plasma, red cell and whole viscosity in patients with acute stroke than in normal controls. Plasma fibrinogen levels were(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is characterized by excessive fatigue after minimal physical or mental exertion, muscle and joint pain, poor concentration, dizziness, and sleep disturbances. We report here the effect of a yoga-based lifestyle intervention in a 30-year old male patient with a documented diagnosis of CFS with(More)
The antifertility activity of organoantimony(III) complexes PhSb[RC(NC(6)H(4)S)CH(2)(NC(6)H(4)S)CR'] {R' = CH(3) (R(1)) and R = R' = CF(3) (R(2))} derived from corresponding sterically hinlered bifuinctional tetradentate ligands in the male rats was determined. The administration of compounds R(1) and R(2) at the dose level of 20 mg/kg. b. wt.(More)