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ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research
07 Feb 2006
HIV in Bangladesh-Current Scenario; Nutrition and HIV: Science vs Hyperbole- Where Is the Intersection?; Management of Severe Malnutrition in HIV-infected Children: Recent Review of Current Evidence; Nutrition and HIV Programming Framework-Evidence and Policy Implications
ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research
07 Feb 2006
Obesity in Childhood; Vaccines for the Prevention of Diarrhoea; Data for Decision-making; Environment and Health; Malnutrition and Response to Feeding; Infant and Young Child Feeding; Child Health; Severe Malnutrition in the Community; Optimizing Management of Diarrhoea and Anaemia; Combating Micronutrient Malnutrition; HIV Infection and Nutrition;
ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research
07 Feb 2006
DIARRHOEAL DISEASES III; MICRONUTRIENTS, VITAMINS, AND DIETARY INTAKE III; BREASTFEEDING AND INFANT HEALTH III; NUTRITIONAL PROBLEMS, GROWTH, AND DEVELOPMENT III; HEALTH POLICY AND OTHER CHILDHOOD PROBLEMS III
Nature Publishing Group
07 Feb 2006
In an article in Nature Reviews Genetics, published online this week, an expert lends a helping hand by listing the best online sites for genetic education that will help inform everyone from scientists to complete novices.
Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
07 Feb 2006
More Budget Money Sought; A succesful fight; Flu kills fifth bird; WHO probes new Iraq cases; Nigeria 'has no bird flu'; US not ready; Bulgaria closes off lakes; Iraq finds outbreak; Russian Company Completes Vaccine Development; More vaccine for US; Avian Influenza Found in Hong Kong; New Laboratory Assay …; HHS and Institut Pasteur Partner …
ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research
06 Feb 2006
While the RRV-TV vaccine was safe and inmmunogenic within Bangladesh setting, its withdrawal by U.S. has impacted negatively the possible use of the vaccine in developing countries. Currently, only the HRV vaccine (RIX4414) is studied for safety and immunogenicity.
ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research
06 Feb 2006
Rotavirus is a leading cause of severe diarrhoea in infants. Currently, no specific therapy is available, although oral rehydration solution (ORS) has substantially reduced mortality from dehydration. Therefore, the development of cheap anti-viral products for the prevention or treatment of the disease is urgently needed.
ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research
06 Feb 2006
Based on screening data, 140 children from Avon would be expected to have coeliac disease. However, only 12 of these children have been diagnosed with coeliac disease. This suggests that 90% of children with possible coeliac disease may be being missed.
ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research
06 Feb 2006
DIARRHOEAL DISEASES II; MICRONUTRIENTS, VITAMINS, AND DIETARY INTAKE II; BREASTFEEDING AND INFANT HEALTH II; NUTRITIONAL PROBLEMS, GROWTH, AND DEVELOPMENT II; HEALTH POLICY AND OTHER CHILDHOOD PROBLEMS II
ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research
06 Feb 2006
Rotavirus Vaccine; Newborn Care; Coeliac Disease in Children; Obesity in the Developing World; Insights into Diarrhoea; Liver Diseases in Children; Liver Transplantation in the Developing World; Hepatitis C in Children; Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Asians; Community-based Care; Parasites, Diarrhoea, and Atopy; Health Systems for Better Childcare
Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
06 Feb 2006
WHO teams in Iraq; New Zealanders well-informed risk; Bulgaria to supply Tamiflu; Indonesia's Confirmed Death Toll Increases to 16; WHO confirms Iraq bird flu death; Bird flu risk is high in Ukraine; Flu ruffles fear of chickens; Two More Children Released From Hospital; Getting ready for next pandemic; Disaster preparation just common sense
ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research
05 Feb 2006
Maternal under-nutrition and low birth-weight are highly prevalent in developing countries. Many countries have nutritional supplementation programmes during pregnancy to improve the situation. However, the impact of prenatal supplementations on infants’ developmental outcome has not been adequately studied.
ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research
05 Feb 2006
Breastfeeding practices have wide sociocultural connections and vary according to geographic regions. Published literature on breastfeeding initiation and exclusive breastfeeding is not available for urban population of western Nepal.
ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research
05 Feb 2006
An estimated 42,000 children are blind in Bangladesh, and 32% of them are blind from preventable causes, such as vitamin A deficiency mostly following diarrhoea and measles.
ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research
05 Feb 2006
Simple behavioural change interventions may reduce early hospital deaths among children admitted with severe malnutrition but do not reduce case fatality.
ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research
05 Feb 2006
Endoscopic nodular antritis in children is described to have a high correlation with Helicobater pylori infection. The study was carried out to investigate the accuracy of using antral nodularity as a marker for H. pylori infection in children.
ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research
05 Feb 2006
Increasing antibiotic resistance has emerged as a major challenge in the treatment of shigellosis as multi-drug-resistant Shigellae are being increasingly reported. 47% of patients either did not respond or responded partially to fluoroquinolones. Due to indiscriminate use they will soon be ineffective in the region for treating shigellosis.
ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research
05 Feb 2006
The study has shown that the home-made complementary feeding preparation with high energy density is more effective in improving the weight gain of infants than conventional weaning foods.
ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research
05 Feb 2006
Sessions include Diarrhoel diseases I; Micronutrients, Vitamins and Dietary Intake I; Breastfeeding and Infant Health I; Nutritional Problems, Growth, and Development I; Health Policy and Other Childhood Problems I;
ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research
05 Feb 2006
Micronutrients in child health; Child nutrition and growth; Management of diarrheal diseases; Advocacy and social equity; Helicobacter pylori infection in children; Facility-based management of severe malnutrition; Etiology of diarrheal diseases; Infant and young child feeding; Nutrition and child development and many more
ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research
05 Feb 2006
The study was carried out to demonstrate the potential to improve zinc nutrition of children through a series of improvements to agricultural production, rice varieties, processing and cooking of rice, and improvements to water sources.
ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research
05 Feb 2006
The study explored the magnitude of physical violence against pregnant women in Bangladesh and the factors associated with such violence.
Nature Publishing Group
05 Feb 2006
THE NATURE RESEARCH JOURNALS PRESS RELEASE - For papers that will be published online on 5 February 2006
Medknow Publications
05 Feb 2006
The purpose of licensing is to ensure that medicines are marketed only after having been examined for safety, efficacy, and quality. When a drug is prescribed outside these parameters, this support is lacking. Despite this, unlicensed and off label drug use in children is widespread.
Nature Publishing Group
03 Feb 2006
Expecting the worst may not make you feel any better when faced with a disappointment, say psychology researchers who have tested the age-old advice.
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Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
02 Feb 2006
Molecular techniques are being used to identify genetic variation within the belian population. This is important for the conservation on this endangered species as populations with little genetic variation are more vulnerable to the arrival of new pests, diseases, pollution, climate and habitat changes or other catastrophic events.
Keio University
01 Feb 2006
The Shido Bunko investigates Japanese and Chinese classical materials at home and abroad, the collection and arrangement of materials is microfilmed and digitalized, and the research by the bibliographical method.
Divan Enterprise (indianjournals.com)
31 Jan 2006
In the face of globalization, growing environment and food safety concern, and rising importance of intellectual property rights, the new millennium challenge is not only to connect the millions of poor small/marginal farmers to the international market, but also to provide safety nets for poor households struggling to avoid poverty and hunger.
Nature Publishing Group
29 Jan 2006
Dry earwax is found frequently amongst East Asians, while wet earwax is frequent Amongst individuals with African and European ancestry.