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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.
Nature Publishing Group
29 Jan 2006
NATURE AND THE NATURE RESEARCH JOURNALS PRESS RELEASE - For papers that will be published online on 29 January 2006
Wildlife Conservation Society
26 Jan 2006
WCS has just released “State of the Wild” a 300-plus-page compendium of wildlife facts, figures and issues affecting the survival of wild species worldwide.
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Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
26 Jan 2006
An ergonomically designed mechanical device that can help to increase the rate of union in the healing of open fractures of the tibia has been developed at Unimas. The device is presently being tested in local hospitals.
Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
26 Jan 2006
Mainlander killed; Experts bid to allay fears; China's 8th patient out of quarantine; Algeria denies report of human death; Egypt farmer dumps 10,000 chicks; Japan starts slaughter of 770,000 birds; US team satisfied with Turkey's efforts; US government delegation visits Armenia; International Pledging Conference; Science at the Forefront; H5N1 FAQ
Nature Publishing Group
25 Jan 2006
A study published in this week's Nature takes a detailed look inside the influenza virus - and the view could help determine how the pathogen replicates inside cells.
Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
25 Jan 2006
Austria seeks EU crisis stock of drugs; Database Helps Scientists Develop Vaccine; Biosecurity is the answer; Asian states slow to report; May Spread to Russia; Turkey Overcomes; AFGHANISTAN: UN warns of risk; LIVE FOWL TO OFFSET FALTERING SALES; Dutch farmers may reject vaccination; Nepal strengthening control of poultry; FDA Issues Statement
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Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
24 Jan 2006
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) in partnership with Venture Technologies Sdn Bhd (VT) and Bavarian Nordic (BN) have genetically engineered MVA (a modified vaccinia virus, known to be a safe smallpox vaccine) to contain genes from dengue virus.
Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Use Programme
24 Jan 2006
WHO Says Possible Pandemic Not Exaggerated; China announces 10th case; Turkey culls 1.28 mln fowl; IMF: Turkish Economy not affected; Generex to meet with FDA; Europe spooked; US Delegation Praises Turkey; Poverty in ill-fated town; Mutations detected in Turkish sample; Situation in Indonesia; United States Pursues Criminal Charges in Drug Fraud