Missing wombs: The health scandal enslaving families in rural India

About 3 percent of Indian women have had the surgery, found a landmark survey in 2018 by the government, which is trying to improve medical standards and reduce malpractice.
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Publication date: 2019Source: Materials Today: Proceedings, Volume 15, Part 2Author(s): Sumit Das Lala, Payel Deb, Emon Barua, Ashish.B. Deoghare, Sushovan ChatterjeeAbstractNano-sized Hydroxyapatite (HAp) powders are synthesized from natural bio-waste chicken eggshell. The synthesized powder is characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) which confirms the formation of HAp. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) shows highly porous agglomerated HAp powder with average pore diameter of 276.3 nm. EDAX analysis reveals calcium and phosphate ratio (Ca/P) of 1.74 showing close res...
Source: Materials Today: Proceedings - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: 2019Source: Materials Today: Proceedings, Volume 15, Part 2Author(s): M. Lickmichand, Crystal Sara Shaji, N. Valarmathi, Amy Sarah Benjamin, R.K. Arun Kumar, Sunita Nayak, Radha Saraswathy, S. Sumathi, N. Arunai Nambi RajAbstractThe magnetic cobalt ferrite nanoparticles (CoFe2O4) were synthesized by sol-gel combustion technique and encapsulated with polyethylene glycol (PEG). The phase formation and crystalline nature were confirmed by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). The microstructure and elemental composition were characterized using Scanning Electron Microsco...
Source: Materials Today: Proceedings - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: 2019Source: Materials Today: Proceedings, Volume 15, Part 2Author(s): G. Priya, R. Anitha, R. Akila, U. Narendra Kumar, I. ManjubalaAbstractFailure of implants is a serious concern in the orthopedic field, due to loosening of the parts or biofilm formation. This leads to secondary surgery increasing the cost for the patients. The analysis of the ability of the implants to be resistant to infection or susceptible to biofilm growth before implantation could minimize this issue. The aim of this study is to investigate the ability to form biofilm on composite scaffolds, made up of polymer and calcium phosphat...
Source: Materials Today: Proceedings - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: 2019Source: Materials Today: Proceedings, Volume 15, Part 2Author(s): Asif Ali, Saleheen Bano, Ruchir Priyadarshi, Yuvraj Singh NegiAbstractBone tissue engineering has been area of substantial research since few decades but still a gap exists when it comes to strength and healing tendency of biomaterials with respect to age group, accidental complications etc. Many researches are yet in progress to design a perfect material for bone regeneration. Our attempt in the present study is to develop a porous hybrid material based on Chitosan(CS)/Polyvinyl Alcohol(PVA)/ Beta Tricalcium Phosphate (β-TCP) comp...
Source: Materials Today: Proceedings - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: November 2019Source: Materials Science and Engineering: C, Volume 104Author(s): Nam Su Heo, Shruti Shukla, Seo Yeong Oh, Vivek K. Bajpai, Sun Uk Lee, Hye-Jin Cho, Suji Kim, Yeonho Kim, Hae Jin Kim, Sang Yup Lee, Young-Si Jun, Mi-Wha Oh, Young-Kyu Han, Seung Min Yoo, Yun Suk HuhAbstractBacterial pathogens of water origin have potential public threats thus suggesting the need of developing efficient and sustainable water disinfection strategies from waterborne pathogens. We set out to synthesize different controlled morphologies of graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) polymer, evaluate their comparative effect...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: C - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 June 2019Source: Materials Chemistry and PhysicsAuthor(s): O.J. Silva Junior, A.F.F. Monteiro, J.B.L. Oliveira, A.M.U. Araújo, D.G. Silva, J. Kulesza, B.S. BarrosAbstractCoordination polymers (CP) are a new class of hybrid materials consisting of metal clusters connected by organic ligands and forming structures along one, two or three dimensions. Three Cu2+ coordination polymers Cu(1,3-BDC).3H2O, Cu(1,4-BDC), and Cu(5-NH2-1,3-BDC) (BDC = benzenedicarboxylic) were prepared via an electrochemical method and used as precursors for CuO by calcination in air at 650 °C. All...
Source: Materials Chemistry and Physics - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 June 2019Source: CarbonAuthor(s): Yang Li, Huaqing Xie, Jing Li, Yoshio Bando, Yusuke Yamauchi, Joel HenzieAbstractMicro power sources that support high power capability, specific energy, and ultra-long cycling lifetimes are required for next generation microelectro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and miniaturized portable microdevices. We demonstrated a simple, solvent-free method to coat interdigitated electrodes with a conformal layer of porous carbon. Initially the electrodes were coated with a film of ZnO via electrodeposition to serve as the zinc source. These films were exposed to 2-m...
Source: Carbon - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
ConclusionIn patients with a skull fracture secondary to assault considering the mechanism of injury being assaulted with a brick significantly excluded, and being stabbed in the head significantly predicted, the intra-operative finding of a dural tear. Considering pre-operative radiology having a depressed skull fracture, pneumocephalus, or intracerebral hematoma were each significant predictive variables of there being an intra-operative dural tear.
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the manifestation and significance of changes in both telomere length and the expression of human telomere protective protein (hPOT1) in the peripheral blood leukocytes of patients with atherosclerosis (AS). One hundred subjects-excluding those with acute or chronic inflammation, cancer, and autoimmune diseases-were enrolled in this study and divided into two groups: the atherosclerosis group (AS group) and control group. We extracted peripheral blood leukocyte DNA along with its peripheral proteins. After purity testing, a digoxigeninlabeled telomere probe was use...
Source: Atherosclerosis - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: J Nanosci Nanotechnol Source Type: research
Conclusions: Treatment patterns in patients with OAB picking up a mirabegron or antimuscarinic prescription in Denmark, Norway and Sweden indicate that persistence remains a challenge. PMID: 31195868 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research
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