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   1996| January-March  | Volume 40 | Issue 1  
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A study of spectrum of iodine deficiency disorders in rural area of Uttar Pradesh.
RB Lal, VK Srivastava, R Chandra
January-March 1996, 40(1):10-2
In the present study, attempt has been made to study the spectrum of the iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) in a sub Himalayan hyperendemic area. Iodine deficiency has been found to enhance the conditions like abortion, still birth, higher infant mortality, neonatal chemical hypothyroidism, congenital anomalies, retarded growth, hypothyroidism, endemic goitre and endemic cretinism.
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Delivery practices in west Uttar Pradesh.
D Nandan, SK Mishra
January-March 1996, 40(1):20-1
The present study has been planned to identify healthy and unhealthy delivery practices in rural U.P. specially with reference to five cleans recommended under national C.S.S.M. programme. A total 120 women who had delivered in recent past were interviewed. Only in 3.1 percent deliveries, proper washing of floor was done, in 43 percent deliveries the cord cutting instrument was not sterilized and in about 65 percent deliveries mustard oil and ghee was used as first cord applicant.
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Perception about AIDS among residents of a Calcutta slum.
AK Poddar, DS Poddar, RN Mandal
January-March 1996, 40(1):4-9
A study was carried out in a slum area of South Calcutta to assess the impact of the current mass education programme against AIDS. Two hundred and six residents, mainly of lower middle class, aged 18-60 years of both sexes were selected at random. They were interviewed to know their perception and sources of information about AIDS. Two-third of them had their own TV and radio, which they watched/heard for about three and half hours each day. Another 28% watched TV outside for about one and half hours a day. About 46% were daily readers and 20% occasional readers of newspapers. Fifty nine percent knew about persons vulnerable to get AIDS, but most of them associated it to promiscuity only. Avoiding it was the main means known to them for preventing AIDS. The role of condom in it was known to only 2.5% residents. The source of their knowledge was mainly TV, either alone or with other mass media (67%). Such knowledge was related to higher education. To make perception about AIDS more effective, it is suggested that local health and voluntary agencies should involve the community in the AIDS education programme along with the back-up of mass media. An apex agency solely responsible for AIDS education should be set up for each big city to co-ordinate the activities of local agencies.
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Lead poisoning of milk--the basic need for the foundation of human civilization.
I Bhatia, GN Choudhri
January-March 1996, 40(1):24-6
Three study sites along the roads with different automobile traffic densities were selected and cattle milk samples were collected every month from all the three sites. Lead concentration in samples were determined through atomic absorption spectrometer. Milk collected from area of heavy traffic contained 4.6-7.2 ppm of Pb, which is much higher than its permissible limit (0.3 ppm) according to FDA.
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Undernutrition, vitamin A deficiency and ARI morbidity in underfives.
A Pandey, AK Chakraborty
January-March 1996, 40(1):13-6
In a longitudinal study of 200 randomly selected underfives were followed fortnightly for a period of one calendar year (January to December 91) to ascertain the influence of undernutrition and vitamin A deficiency on the ARI incidence. The study revealed that on an average a child suffered from 5.9 episodes of ARI in one year period. Children who were undernourished or showed signs of vitamin A deficiency had significantly greater risk of AIR attacks.
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Prevalence of toxoplasmosis in Calcutta and suburbs--a hospital based study for three years.
DK Neogi, U Ganguly, SK Banerjee, B Gangopadhyay
January-March 1996, 40(1):17-9
A total of 752 subjects were tested randomly for detection of antitoxoplasma antibody and its titre. Of these 752 subjects, 170 i.e. 22.6% showed seropositivity for antitoxoplasma antibody. However the titre varied between 1:2 to 1:1024, but in most cases its was 1:128.
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The prevalence of hepatitis D in hepatitis B patients--a hospital based study.
D Pal, BS Dalal, KK Haldar, B Das, UK Chattopadhyay, G Das De
January-March 1996, 40(1):22-3
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Surveillance of vaccine preventable diseases--should we involve medical colleges?
SK Ray
January-March 1996, 40(1):1-3
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