Table of contents (Vol 4, No 3)

Rapid Response
 

Organising Training Events/Conferences: The Cost Effective Way.

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By Akshay Sharma, Shivika Chandra

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EDITORIAL

Why Say No to Tobacco: Indian Perspective
 

The prevention of tobacco use in young Indians appears to be the single greatest opportunity for preventing non-communicable disease in the world today as it is home to one sixth of the global population and thus India’s share of the global burden of tobacco-induced disease and death is substantial. The WHO, which provides these estimates, also predicts that India will have the fastest rate of rise in deaths attributable to tobacco in the first two decades of the twenty first century.

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By Ramesh kumar verma, Pardeep Khanna, Meena Rajput, Meenakshi Kalhan, Shankar Prinja

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RESEARCH

Occupational Stress and Police
 

Police work imposes a high degree of stress in a multiplicity of stressful situations. These can affect the physical, mental and interpersonal relationships of police personnel. The objective of this study was to assess the level of stress among police personnel in one city in India and to explore the possible sources of stress for police personnel.

 

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By Deepak Selokar

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Morbidity Pattern and Injuries among Iron and Steel workers
 

Sickness absenteeism is significantly higher among iron and steel workers when compared to other occupations in India. Blue collar workers and shift workers loose more days due to sickness absence, and report problems related to musculoskeletal system, gastrointestinal system and hypertension in greater proportions than their counterparts in other industries. Female workers experienced hypertension as a common health problem and higher proportions of injuries outside the work environment.

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By Manjunatha Ramu

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Health of Catering Staff at a Hospital in India
 

Food borne illnesses continue to be a major public health problem in both developing and developed nations. Food handlers play an important role in ensuring food safety throughout the chain of production, processing, storage and preparation. Health of food handlers is of great importance for maintaining the quality of food. This study was conducted to examine socio-demographic characteristics, morbidity pattern and immunization status of catering staff at a tertiary care hospital in Mumbai.

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By Prateek Sudhakar Bobhate, Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava, Pankaj Santosh Kumar Gupta

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Demography and Presbyacusis in Sri Lanka
 

Onset of impaired hearing, as perceived by the patients initially and later confirmed by pure tone audiometry and tymanometry, occurs at an average age of 62.3yr. In this series there was no significant association between presbyacusis and other demographic factors such as gender, education level and marital status. This disability does not differentiate between rich and poor.

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By Kavinda Chandimal Dayasiri, Ravi Dayasena, Chandra Jayasuriya, Shantha Perera, Majula Kuruppu, Nirosha Peris

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REVIEW

Child Health and Nutrition in China
 

Child healthcare practices in China over the last 60 years have extensively improved children’s health and growth, yet new challenges lie ahead. This review aims to summarise the successful experiences and the newly identified problems in child healthcare in China.

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By Shougang Wei, Lirong Ju, Wei Wang

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Current Knowledge About Sports Nutrition
 

The scientific literature contains an abundance of information on the nutritional demands of athletes. However, designing the most suitable sports diet is very difficult. The principal aim of this article is to summarize knowledge about sports nutrition, especially the intake of macronutrients and dietary supplements.

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By Beata Pramukova

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BRIEF REPORT

GenMed – 010: A Workshop on Generic Medicines
 

This report outlines the content of a one-day workshop on Generic Medicines that was held at KIST Medical College, Lalitpur, Nepal on 13th December 2010, which was attended by 32 delegates from different institutions in Nepal, including pharmacists, pharmacologists and medical doctors.

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By Ravi Shankar, Mohamed AA Hassali, Subish Palaian, Rano M Piryani, Bhupendra B Thapa, Navin Mishra

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CASE STUDY

Lipoid Proteinosis Mimicking Congential Inmunodeficiency
 

 A nineteen year old Indian male with dysmorphic features was admitted with a twelve year history of recurrent ulcerations over the upper limbs and oral cavity. Although the initial presentation was strongly suggestive of a congenital immune-deficiency syndrome, all investigations for immunodeficiency disorders were negative. Subsequent evaluation yielded a diagnosis of lipoid proteinosis.

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By Kushal Naha, B Ananthakrishna Shastry, Kavitha Saravu, Sumit Bhatia

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Orbital Extension of Supraorbital Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia
 

The authors present a case of unilateral, painless and slowly progressive swelling on the inner and upper aspect of her left orbit. This was diagnosed as a case of ALHE with orbital involvement on the basis of CT scan and excisional biopsy. Regular follow up was performed and no evidence of recurrence was found.

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By Surekha Vidyadhar Bangal

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Letter to the Editor
 

Basophilia: Beyond CML, an overview of associated conditions. A case study on nurse-led asthma clinic in rural Western Australia. A low cost model of organizing and conducting workshops in Nepal.

 

By Sushma Nagsen Ramraje, Sahu Hande, David Lim, Caroline Bulsara, Daniel Kirk, Ravi Shankar, Subish Palaian,

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