Prof. Sandip Kumar Ray
Indian Journal of Public Health 2020 64(3):313-314 (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Immunization coverage among under-five children living along with a school student: A critical appraisal
Sivagami Alias Ashwini Kanagasabapathy, Prakash Manivel, Kavita VasudevanIndian Journal of Public Health 2020 64(3):311-312 (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sivagami Alias Ashwini Kanagasabapathy Prakash Manivel Kavita Vasudevan Source Type: research

Erythema multiforme induced by tetanus toxoid vaccine
Deepa Chaudhary, Shubham Atal, Ratinder Jhaj, Richa RuplaIndian Journal of Public Health 2020 64(3):308-310 Erythema multiforme (EM) is an immunomediated mucocutaneous disorder of usually unknown etiology which has been known to occur following an infection like herpes virus or exposure to drugs. It primarily affects adolescents, young adults, but can occur at any age. Vaccines are also documented as precipitating factors for EM. In the year 2017, the case of a 25-year-old male patient with lesions of EM which appeared after 30 min of administration of tetanus toxoid vaccine is reported here. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Deepa Chaudhary Shubham Atal Ratinder Jhaj Richa Rupla Source Type: research

Taxation and prices of smokeless tobacco products in India: A success story
Jagdish Kaur, Rohini RuhilIndian Journal of Public Health 2020 64(3):304-307 India is the second-largest consumer of tobacco in the world, second only to China. The World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is an evidence-based treaty which consists of demand reduction and supply reduction measures. Article 6 of the WHO FCTC requires the Parties to implement tax policies and where appropriate, price policies, on tobacco products so as to contribute to the health objectives aimed at reducing tobacco consumption. The article aimed to analyze the association between taxation structure...
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jagdish Kaur Rohini Ruhil Source Type: research

Spatial analysis of hypothyroidism and ground water pH in an Urban Area of Kerala using the geographic information system
Mathew Joseph Valamparampil, Sara Varghese, Ananth Mohan, Rajesh Reghunath, AL Achu, TS AnishIndian Journal of Public Health 2020 64(3):300-303 Hypothyroidism is a disease assuming increasing relevance. The causative role of acidic nature of drinking water has not yet been investigated in Kerala. We attempted to determine the spatial association between the occurrence of self-reported hypothyroidism and pH of ground water using the geographic information system. The cross-sectional study was conducted among 1649 individuals residing in the subcenter area in urban Trivandrum. Self-reported hypothyroidism was obtained by th...
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mathew Joseph Valamparampil Sara Varghese Ananth Mohan Rajesh Reghunath AL Achu TS Anish Source Type: research

Are the tribal highlanders protected from hypertension ? A meta-analysis on prevalence of hypertension among high altitude tribal population of India
Conclusion: The role of epidemiological transition needs to be read in the context of social anthropology to identify factors preventing HTN among high altitude tribes. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mitasha Singh Sunil Raina Shweta Goswami Des Raj Source Type: research

Determinants of suboptimal breastfeeding in Haryana & #8211; An analysis of national family health survey-4 data
Conclusion: The study highlighted need for focused approach to counsel overweight/obese mothers, cesarean section, and home delivered mothers. Community awareness, adequate birth spacing, and postnatal visits are vital for improving exclusive and continued breastfeeding practices. Communities and health-care providers should provide adequate support to mothers for breastfeeding during the antenatal and postnatal periods. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jyoti Sharma Shivam Pandey Preeti Negandhi Source Type: research

Patient safety in graduate curricula and training needs of health workforce in India: A mixed-methods study
Conclusion: There is a need for the development of comprehensive training material cum operational modules on patient safety, suitably adopted as per the learning needs of different subgroups of health staff. The need for strengthening patient safety has been further underscored as the health workforce is fighting the coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) pandemic. The initiatives on patient safety will contribute to improved overall quality of health services, which in turn would advance universal health coverage. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Chandrakant Lahariya Sanjay Gupta Gaurav Kumar Hilde De Graeve Inder Parkash Jayanta K Das Source Type: research

Successful aging among community-dwelling palestinian older adults: Prevalence and association with sociodemographic characteristics, health, and nutritional status
Conclusion: The results of this study revealed, successful aging is associated with younger age, still working and good nutritional status. Further research with appropriate methodology different parts of Palestine is required. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Manal Badrasawi Monjed Samuh Mohammed Khallaf Mazen Abuqamar Source Type: research

Nutritional status among elderly: A community-based cross-sectional study
Conclusion: Malnutrition needs to be identified at an early stage using appropriate tools so that proper interventions can be directed to those who need it to ensure healthy aging. Social and economic parameters are linked with the occurrence of malnutrition among the elderly and must be considered in the development of preventive strategies. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kriti Vaish Somdatta Patra Pragti Chhabra Source Type: research

Factors associated with inequality in composite index of anthropometric failure between the Paniya and kurichiya tribal communities in wayanad district of Kerala
Conclusion: This study demonstrates the child nutritional inequality within the tribal communities and indicates the need for more focused policies and programs among vulnerable tribal groups to ensure food security and empowerment of women. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kochupurackal Ulahannan Sabu TK Sundari Ravindran Prashanth Nuggehalli Srinivas Source Type: research

Out-of-pocket health expenditure on diarrheal illness among under-five children in a teaching hospital ins Odisha, India
Conclusion: A considerable economic burden is faced by the families for treating diarrhea in under-five children. Improved access to safe drinking water and sanitation, promotion of hand hygiene, exclusive breastfeeding, rotavirus vaccination, and use of oral rehydration therapy will reduce hospitalization and out-of-pocket expenditure. The study findings recommend for appropriate policy for provision of financial protection while seeking health care services. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Himanshu Sekhar Pradhan Nirmal Kumar Mohakud AK Kavitha Manas Kumar Nayak Sudhir Kumar Satpathy Source Type: research

Non-participation of female sex workers in HIV sentinel surveillance 2017 in the central zone, and its effect on observed HIV prevalence rate
Conclusion: Selective nonparticipation of eligible FSWs might have led to the underestimation of the HIV positivity rate in the central zone during the HSS-2017 round. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shashi Kant Ayush Lohiya Sanjay Kumar Rai Puneet Misra S Venkatesh Research Team* Source Type: research

Public health risks threatening health of people participating in mass gatherings: A qualitative study
Conclusion: It is of paramount importance to identify the risks threatening the health of people participating in MGs. In the present study, the main public health risks were detected. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Asghar Tavan Abbasali Dehghani Tafti Mahmood Nekoie-Moghadam Mohmmadhasan Ehrampoush Mohammad Reza Vafaei Nasab Hossein Tavangar Source Type: research

Evaluation of promotion of iron-rich foods for the prevention of nutritional anemia in India
Conclusion: Details of 5–10 foodstuffs which have the highest iron content within each food group should be available in relevant books and documents meant for education, production, and consumption data. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Davendra K Taneja Sanjay K Rai Kapil Yadav Source Type: research

Effect of light pollution on self-reported sleep quality and its components: Comparative assessment among healthy adult populations in a rural and an Urban area of West Bengal, India
Conclusion: The disturbance in sleep is associated with higher levels of night-time radiance of the sky strongly observed among the urban population. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Arista Lahiri Arup Chakraborty Amal Kumar Sinha Roy Urmila Dasgupta Krishnadas Bhattacharyya Source Type: research

Determinants of out-of-pocket and catastrophic health expenditure in rural population: A community-based study in a block of Purba Barddhaman, West Bengal
Conclusion: CHE is substantially high in the area. The efforts are required to make the services available as close to the households as possible and to increase awareness about health facilities. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anirban Dalui Sitikantha Banerjee Ramaprasad Roy Source Type: research

Breaking the chain of malnutrition: Opportunities, challenges and actions
This article captures multiple nutritional programmes implemented in Odisha with support of Government and other organizations. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Vikas Bhatia Source Type: research

Leadership through the eyes of a public health professional: A journey of 43 years
Sanjiv KumarIndian Journal of Public Health 2020 64(3):209-215 Leadership skills in a public health professional (PHP) are more important today in view of rapidly changing disease pattern, higher priority to universal health coverage, health in all policies, health being demanded as a human right, and emergence of pandemics from zoonotic diseases. Most of us become accidental leaders as we never receive training in leadership skills. This not only undermines the effectiveness of PHP but also undermines the credibility of public health as a specialty. Jim Collin's five levels of leadership are useful to understand the ...
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sanjiv Kumar Source Type: research

Empowering public health leadership in India
Sanjay K Rai, Shreya Jha, Puneet MisraIndian Journal of Public Health 2020 64(3):207-208 (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sanjay K Rai Shreya Jha Puneet Misra Source Type: research

Prof. Sandip Kumar Ray
Indian Journal of Public Health 2020 64(3):313-314 (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Immunization coverage among under-five children living along with a school student: A critical appraisal
Sivagami Alias Ashwini Kanagasabapathy, Prakash Manivel, Kavita VasudevanIndian Journal of Public Health 2020 64(3):311-312 (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sivagami Alias Ashwini Kanagasabapathy Prakash Manivel Kavita Vasudevan Source Type: research

Erythema multiforme induced by tetanus toxoid vaccine
Deepa Chaudhary, Shubham Atal, Ratinder Jhaj, Richa RuplaIndian Journal of Public Health 2020 64(3):308-310 Erythema multiforme (EM) is an immunomediated mucocutaneous disorder of usually unknown etiology which has been known to occur following an infection like herpes virus or exposure to drugs. It primarily affects adolescents, young adults, but can occur at any age. Vaccines are also documented as precipitating factors for EM. In the year 2017, the case of a 25-year-old male patient with lesions of EM which appeared after 30 min of administration of tetanus toxoid vaccine is reported here. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Deepa Chaudhary Shubham Atal Ratinder Jhaj Richa Rupla Source Type: research

Taxation and prices of smokeless tobacco products in India: A success story
Jagdish Kaur, Rohini RuhilIndian Journal of Public Health 2020 64(3):304-307 India is the second-largest consumer of tobacco in the world, second only to China. The World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is an evidence-based treaty which consists of demand reduction and supply reduction measures. Article 6 of the WHO FCTC requires the Parties to implement tax policies and where appropriate, price policies, on tobacco products so as to contribute to the health objectives aimed at reducing tobacco consumption. The article aimed to analyze the association between taxation structure...
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jagdish Kaur Rohini Ruhil Source Type: research

Spatial analysis of hypothyroidism and ground water pH in an Urban Area of Kerala using the geographic information system
Mathew Joseph Valamparampil, Sara Varghese, Ananth Mohan, Rajesh Reghunath, AL Achu, TS AnishIndian Journal of Public Health 2020 64(3):300-303 Hypothyroidism is a disease assuming increasing relevance. The causative role of acidic nature of drinking water has not yet been investigated in Kerala. We attempted to determine the spatial association between the occurrence of self-reported hypothyroidism and pH of ground water using the geographic information system. The cross-sectional study was conducted among 1649 individuals residing in the subcenter area in urban Trivandrum. Self-reported hypothyroidism was obtained by th...
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mathew Joseph Valamparampil Sara Varghese Ananth Mohan Rajesh Reghunath AL Achu TS Anish Source Type: research

Are the tribal highlanders protected from hypertension ? A meta-analysis on prevalence of hypertension among high altitude tribal population of India
Conclusion: The role of epidemiological transition needs to be read in the context of social anthropology to identify factors preventing HTN among high altitude tribes. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mitasha Singh Sunil Raina Shweta Goswami Des Raj Source Type: research

Determinants of suboptimal breastfeeding in Haryana & #8211; An analysis of national family health survey-4 data
Conclusion: The study highlighted need for focused approach to counsel overweight/obese mothers, cesarean section, and home delivered mothers. Community awareness, adequate birth spacing, and postnatal visits are vital for improving exclusive and continued breastfeeding practices. Communities and health-care providers should provide adequate support to mothers for breastfeeding during the antenatal and postnatal periods. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jyoti Sharma Shivam Pandey Preeti Negandhi Source Type: research

Patient safety in graduate curricula and training needs of health workforce in India: A mixed-methods study
Conclusion: There is a need for the development of comprehensive training material cum operational modules on patient safety, suitably adopted as per the learning needs of different subgroups of health staff. The need for strengthening patient safety has been further underscored as the health workforce is fighting the coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) pandemic. The initiatives on patient safety will contribute to improved overall quality of health services, which in turn would advance universal health coverage. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Chandrakant Lahariya Sanjay Gupta Gaurav Kumar Hilde De Graeve Inder Parkash Jayanta K Das Source Type: research

Successful aging among community-dwelling palestinian older adults: Prevalence and association with sociodemographic characteristics, health, and nutritional status
Conclusion: The results of this study revealed, successful aging is associated with younger age, still working and good nutritional status. Further research with appropriate methodology different parts of Palestine is required. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Manal Badrasawi Monjed Samuh Mohammed Khallaf Mazen Abuqamar Source Type: research

Nutritional status among elderly: A community-based cross-sectional study
Conclusion: Malnutrition needs to be identified at an early stage using appropriate tools so that proper interventions can be directed to those who need it to ensure healthy aging. Social and economic parameters are linked with the occurrence of malnutrition among the elderly and must be considered in the development of preventive strategies. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kriti Vaish Somdatta Patra Pragti Chhabra Source Type: research

Factors associated with inequality in composite index of anthropometric failure between the Paniya and kurichiya tribal communities in wayanad district of Kerala
Conclusion: This study demonstrates the child nutritional inequality within the tribal communities and indicates the need for more focused policies and programs among vulnerable tribal groups to ensure food security and empowerment of women. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kochupurackal Ulahannan Sabu TK Sundari Ravindran Prashanth Nuggehalli Srinivas Source Type: research

Out-of-pocket health expenditure on diarrheal illness among under-five children in a teaching hospital ins Odisha, India
Conclusion: A considerable economic burden is faced by the families for treating diarrhea in under-five children. Improved access to safe drinking water and sanitation, promotion of hand hygiene, exclusive breastfeeding, rotavirus vaccination, and use of oral rehydration therapy will reduce hospitalization and out-of-pocket expenditure. The study findings recommend for appropriate policy for provision of financial protection while seeking health care services. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Himanshu Sekhar Pradhan Nirmal Kumar Mohakud AK Kavitha Manas Kumar Nayak Sudhir Kumar Satpathy Source Type: research

Non-participation of female sex workers in HIV sentinel surveillance 2017 in the central zone, and its effect on observed HIV prevalence rate
Conclusion: Selective nonparticipation of eligible FSWs might have led to the underestimation of the HIV positivity rate in the central zone during the HSS-2017 round. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shashi Kant Ayush Lohiya Sanjay Kumar Rai Puneet Misra S Venkatesh Research Team* Source Type: research

Public health risks threatening health of people participating in mass gatherings: A qualitative study
Conclusion: It is of paramount importance to identify the risks threatening the health of people participating in MGs. In the present study, the main public health risks were detected. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Asghar Tavan Abbasali Dehghani Tafti Mahmood Nekoie-Moghadam Mohmmadhasan Ehrampoush Mohammad Reza Vafaei Nasab Hossein Tavangar Source Type: research

Evaluation of promotion of iron-rich foods for the prevention of nutritional anemia in India
Conclusion: Details of 5–10 foodstuffs which have the highest iron content within each food group should be available in relevant books and documents meant for education, production, and consumption data. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Davendra K Taneja Sanjay K Rai Kapil Yadav Source Type: research

Effect of light pollution on self-reported sleep quality and its components: Comparative assessment among healthy adult populations in a rural and an Urban area of West Bengal, India
Conclusion: The disturbance in sleep is associated with higher levels of night-time radiance of the sky strongly observed among the urban population. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Arista Lahiri Arup Chakraborty Amal Kumar Sinha Roy Urmila Dasgupta Krishnadas Bhattacharyya Source Type: research

Determinants of out-of-pocket and catastrophic health expenditure in rural population: A community-based study in a block of Purba Barddhaman, West Bengal
Conclusion: CHE is substantially high in the area. The efforts are required to make the services available as close to the households as possible and to increase awareness about health facilities. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anirban Dalui Sitikantha Banerjee Ramaprasad Roy Source Type: research

Breaking the chain of malnutrition: Opportunities, challenges and actions
This article captures multiple nutritional programmes implemented in Odisha with support of Government and other organizations. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Vikas Bhatia Source Type: research

Leadership through the eyes of a public health professional: A journey of 43 years
Sanjiv KumarIndian Journal of Public Health 2020 64(3):209-215 Leadership skills in a public health professional (PHP) are more important today in view of rapidly changing disease pattern, higher priority to universal health coverage, health in all policies, health being demanded as a human right, and emergence of pandemics from zoonotic diseases. Most of us become accidental leaders as we never receive training in leadership skills. This not only undermines the effectiveness of PHP but also undermines the credibility of public health as a specialty. Jim Collin's five levels of leadership are useful to understand the ...
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sanjiv Kumar Source Type: research

Empowering public health leadership in India
Sanjay K Rai, Shreya Jha, Puneet MisraIndian Journal of Public Health 2020 64(3):207-208 (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sanjay K Rai Shreya Jha Puneet Misra Source Type: research

Son preference, security concerns and crime against women: Expanding the public health discourse in India
This study has identified that the public health system needs to engage with the following aspects to counter the problem: counseling services to women and men around fertility choices; access/availability to contraceptive choices; engaging men and boys in developing a response against violence; gender-sensitive training and capacity building; access to sexual and reproductive rights awareness amongst girls, women, boys, and men; and health insurance for senior citizens. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - June 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bijayalaxmi Nanda Nupur Ray Ritwika Mukherjee Source Type: research

MD/MS thesis as a training tool
Anwita Khaitan, Kiran Goswami, Shashi Kant, Sanjeev Kumar GuptaIndian Journal of Public Health 2020 64(2):201-203 As part of the MD/MS thesis, a postgraduate resident plans, conducts, analyses, and reports a research study under the guidance of the faculty members of the department. At the end of this process, the resident is expected to know the principles of conducting scientific research. Such an integral component of the resident's training program bears close examination. The thesis does help a resident plan a research study, collect and analyze data, and compile the results. However, lack of dedicated time for t...
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - June 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anwita Khaitan Kiran Goswami Shashi Kant Sanjeev Kumar Gupta Source Type: research

Public health surveillance during Simhastha Kumbh, a religious mass gathering in Ujjain district, Madhya Pradesh, India, 2016
Pramod Goel, Meera Dhuria, Rajesh Yadav, Pradeep Khasnobis, Sheela Meena, Srinivas VenkateshIndian Journal of Public Health 2020 64(2):198-200 A daily surveillance for disease detection and response at the Simhastha Kumbh Mela, in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, April–May 2016, was established. Existing weekly reporting of the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) was modified to report 17 diseases or events from 22 public hospitals and three private hospitals in Ujjain. Water samples were also tested for fecal contamination in areas reporting diarrhea. We identified 56,600 ill persons (92% from government ho...
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - June 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pramod Goel Meera Dhuria Rajesh Yadav Pradeep Khasnobis Sheela Meena Srinivas Venkatesh Source Type: research

Using open-source data to explore distribution of built environment characteristics across Kerala, India
Conclusion: Delineating the distribution of built environment variables using available and open-source data in resource-poor settings is a first in public health research among LMICs. Cost-effectiveness and reproducible nature of open-source solutions could equip researchers in resource-poor settings to identify built environment characteristics and patterns across regions. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - June 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joanna Sara Valson V Raman Kutty Biju Soman VT Jissa Source Type: research

Alcohol and cancer risk: A systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective Indian studies
Conclusion: The result from our meta-analysis supports our hypothesis that alcohol consumption increases the risk of cancer, implying immediate cessation of the habit for cancer risk reduction. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - June 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hitesh Rajendra Singhavi Arjun Singh Atanu Bhattacharjee Sanjay Talole Rajesh Dikshit Pankaj Chaturvedi Source Type: research

The use of emergency contraceptive pills in India: A meta-analysis
Conclusion: The review highlights important research and program gaps. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - June 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nikisha R Mehta Shrinivas S Darak Ritu S Parchure Source Type: research

Evaluation of vaccination coverage of measles-rubella campaign in Imphal East District, Manipur: A cross-sectional study
Conclusion: Vaccination coverage of only 68.8% highlighted the need for increased sensitization and involvement of local and religious leaders in generating necessary awareness for improved coverage of the campaign. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - June 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bishwalata Rajkumari Avinash Keisam Danny Singh Haobam Tamphasana Thounaojam Source Type: research

Effectiveness of intravenous ferric carboxymaltose in improving hemoglobin level among postpartum women with moderate-to-severe anemia at a secondary care hospital in Faridabad, Haryana & #8211; An interventional study
Conclusion: Administration of FCM was safe and effective in the treatment of moderate-to-severe anemia among postpartum women. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - June 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shashi Kant Ravneet Kaur Farhad Ahamed Archana Singh Sumit Malhotra Rakesh Kumar Source Type: research

Is calorie intake the fundamental driver of noncommunicable diseases in India & #8211; A systematic review
Conclusion: It is not just an increase in calories, but a trade-off between the demand for calories and the demand for healthy lifestyles determines the prevalence of NCDs. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - June 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mitasha Singh Sunil Raina Mamta Parashar Ekta Gupta Shweta Goswami Manoj Kumar Gandhi Source Type: research

The relationship between parental religiosity and school age children & #39;s dietary behavior in Ningxia Province, China: A cross-sectional study
Conclusion: These findings suggest among those of Hui ethnicity, parental religious involvement may impact children's dietary behavior in a way that may affect their future health habits. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - June 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yanxiao Wu Wenqing Ding Zhizhong Wang Harold G Koenig Saad Al Shohaib Source Type: research