Umadevi K Ramachandran

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OBJECTIVE To assess rates of initiation of breast-feeding and exclusive breast-feeding within 2 months after delivery and to determine the factors influencing exclusive breast-feeding. DESIGN A health worker-administered questionnaire survey was carried out during the time period 1 August-30 September 2005. SETTING Immunisation clinics of Pokhara, a(More)
BACKGROUND India is known for its diverse social and cultural backgrounds with wide range of myths and misconceptions related to diseases/illnesses. One such belief is certain food taboos and diet restrictions practiced following dog bite, which is widely prevalent. MATERIALS AND METHODS This is a community based cross- sectional study conducted among(More)
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