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   2001| April-June  | Volume 45 | Issue 2  
    Online since September 29, 2010

 
 
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Kala-azar : a potentially eradicable disease as a public health challenge.
S Pattanayak
April-June 2001, 45(2):41-2
PMID:11917322
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Effectiveness of training on infant feeding practices among community influencers in a rural area of west Bengal.
A Haldar, S Ray, R Biswas, B Biswas, D Mukherjee
April-June 2001, 45(2):51-6
PMID:11917324
Total 34 Influencers were trained in a subcentre area of South 24-parganas district of West Bengal. Knowledge was imparted to community influencers on infant feeding practices through lecture, group discussion, question-answer session and hand-on-training by trained health workers. Pre-assessment was done before initiation of training. Repeat training was conducted at frequent intervals within a period of 3 months. Mean score of knowledge of influencers during pre-training assessment was 13.3 and improved thereafter-following training to 20.8 (1st assessment), 20.6 (2nd assessment), 23.7 (3rd assessment) and 25.2 (final-assessment). Repeat training had also desired impact.
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Rural people and fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC)--some findings in North Bengal Medical College, Darjeeling, West Bengal.
SK Lahiri, GN Sarkar, TK Datta, PK Biswas, RN Pramanik, A Giri
April-June 2001, 45(2):43-50
PMID:11917323
A hospital based interdepartmental collaborative study was carried out from 1st July to 30th September, 2000 on 269 rural people residing in six districts of the northern part of West Bengal and attending the Pathology Department in North Bengal Medical College for Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) after being referred from different clinical departments. The objectives of the study were to study some aspects of the outcomes of FNAC among rural people and to suggest for its wider application in rural community through Community Health Centre/Rural Hospital/Block Primary Health Centre. The results shows that Hindus (80.3%) are attending more in number than Muslims (14.13%), Christians (4.83%) and Buddhist (0.74%); 53.54% of the population are in 11-40 years age group. In benign conditions 76.95% are coming from up to 100 kms. of N.B.M.C; people in lower per capita income group of up to Rs.400/- per month are attending twice in number than those in the income groups of Rs.401/- and more per month. In malignancy however people do not think of distance or expenses due to seriousness of the diseases. In 14.5% cases FNAC remains inconclusive whereas in 85.5% cases it provides definite diagnoses.
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The missing millions : a sad commentary on gender discrimination.
VM Gupta, P Sen
April-June 2001, 45(2):35-8
PMID:11917321
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