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Surajeet Chakravarty, Miguel A Fonseca, Sudeep Ghosh, Sugata Marjit
We examine the impact of religious identity and village-level religious fragmentation on behavior in Tullock contests. We report on a series of two-player Tullock contest experiments conducted on a sample of 516 Hindu and Muslim participants in rural West Bengal, India. Our treatments are the identity of the two players and the degree of religious fragmentation in the village where subjects reside. Our main finding is that the effect of social identity is small and inconsistent across the two religious groups in our study...
2016: PloS One
Sonu Hangma Subba, Varun Khullar, Yusra Latafat, Khushboo Chawla, Apoorva Nirmal, Tanvi Chaudhary
OBJECTIVE: Euthanasia is a controversial issue that puts doctors into a dilemma and can have the capacity to end the patients' sufferings. However, it is never an easy decision; hence, this study was planned to find the attitude of practicing doctors of medical colleges in a South Indian city of Mangalore towards euthanasia. METHODS: A cross sectional study was conducted in March-April 2010 among the doctors practicing in the four medical colleges of Mangalore city...
June 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Mohit Sharma, G Areendran, Krishna Raj, Ankita Sharma, P K Joshi
Forests in the mountains are a treasure trove; harbour a large biodiversity; and provide fodder, firewood, timber and non-timber forest products; all of these are essential for human survival in the highest mountains on earth. The present paper attempts a spatiotemporal assessment of forest fragmentation and changes in land use land cover (LULC) pattern using multitemporal satellite data over a time span of around a decade (2000-2009), within the third highest protected area (PA) in the world. The fragmentation analysis using Landscape Fragmentation Tool (LFT) depicts a decrease in large core, edge and patches areas by 5...
October 2016: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Satchit Balsari, P Gregg Greenough, Dhruv Kazi, Aaron Heerboth, Shraddha Dwivedi, Jennifer Leaning
India's Kumbh Mela remains the world's largest and longest mass gathering. The 2013 event, where participants undertook a ritual bath, hosted over 70 million Hindu pilgrims during 55 days on a 1936 hectare flood plain at the confluence of the Yamuna and Ganga Rivers. On the holiest bathing days, the population surged. Unlike other religious, cultural, and sports mass gatherings, the Kumbh Mela's administration cannot estimate or limit the participant number. The event created serious and uncommon public health challenges: initiating crowd safety measures where population density and mobility directly contact flowing bodies of water; providing water, sanitation, and hygiene to a population that frequently defecates in the open; and establishing disease surveillance and resource use measures within a temporary health delivery system...
September 8, 2016: Journal of Public Health Policy
Kirandeep Kandola, Supna Sandhu, Tricia Tang
AIM: To examine the relationship between immigration and dietary patterns among South Asian adults at risk for diabetes and living in Canada. METHODS: We recruited 428 South Asian adults affiliated with Sikh and Hindu temples in Metro Vancouver. Of the total sample, 422 completed self-report surveys including demographic background information, and two brief food screeners (fruit/vegetable/fiber intake and fat intake). Food screeners were culturally tailored to include traditional foods consumed in the South Asian community...
November 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
M K Behera, V K Dixit, S K Shukla, J K Ghosh, V B Abhilash, P K Asati, A K Jain
BACKGROUND: Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome (SRUS) is a chronic, benign defecation disorder often related to excessive straining. SRUS is diagnosed on the basis of clinical symptoms, endoscopic and histological findings. METHODS: All patients diagnosed with SRUS by colonoscopy and confirmed by histopathology from October 2012 to August 2014 in the Department of Gastroenterology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, India, were included in the study...
October 2015: Tropical Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Digestive Diseases Foundation
Uday Narayan Yadav, Grish Paudel
BACKGROUND: mistreatment of elderly people is internationally recognised as a serious public health issue. This study aimed at estimating the prevalence and risk factors associated with mistreatment in urban Nepal. METHODS: this was a descriptive cross-sectional study of 212 elderly people residing in Butwal sub-metropolitan city, an urban area in Nepal; the study was conducted between March and October 2015. Two-stage cluster design with simple random sampling was adopted for the study...
September 2016: Age and Ageing
Siddhi Sundar, Adil Qureshi, Panagis Galiatsatos
India has high rates of mental health issues among its youth and low-income communities experience a disproportionate amount of depression and suicide. Positive psychology, the act of promoting well-being, could be used as a tool to promote wellness and help improve the mental health of youth living in slum areas of India. A pilot positively psychology program, "The Hero Lab", was conducted in a migratory slum in Worli, Mumbai, with trained Hindu community leaders implementing the interventions toward at-risk Hindu youth...
December 2016: Journal of Religion and Health
Jaya Chakravarty, Sangeeta Kansal, Narendra Tiwary, Shyam Sundar
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Approximately, 40% of the patients registered in the National AIDS Control Program in India are not on antiretroviral therapy (ART), i.e., are in pre-ART care. However, there are scarce data regarding the retention of pre-ART patients under routine program conditions. The main objective of this study was to find out the reasons for default among patients in pre-ART care. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients enrolled in the ART Centre, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) between January and December 2009 and in pre-ART care were included in the study...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Community Medicine
Uma Pandey, Neeraj Kumar Agrawal, Shilpa Agrawal, Shuchita Batra
AIM: The study was done to determine the maternal and fetal outcome of pregnancies complicated by maternal diabetes either Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) or preexisting (type 1 or type 2) diabetes over a period from March 2011 to Feb 2013 in a tertiary care hospital, Varanasi. METHODS: This is a retrospective audit of the maternal and fetal outcome of women who presented to the Sir Sundar Lal Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India from March 2011 to Feb 2013, with GDM or pre-existing type 1 or type 2 Diabetes with pregnancy...
August 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
Sheetal Sharma, Edwin van Teijlingen, Vanora Hundley, Catherine Angell, Padam Simkhada
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy and childbirth are socio-cultural events that carry varying meanings across different societies and cultures. These are often translated into social expectations of what a particular society expects women to do (or not to do) during pregnancy, birth and/or the postnatal period. This paper reports a study exploring beliefs around childbirth in Nepal, a low-income country with a largely Hindu population. The paper then sets these findings in the context of the wider global literature around issues such as periods where women are viewed as polluted (or dirty even) after childbirth...
2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Judith Miti Ogorchukwu, Varalakshmi Chandra Sekaran, Sreekumaran Nair, Lena Ashok
BACKGROUND: Early recognition of mental health problems gives an individual the opportunity for better long-term outcomes if intervention is initiated early. Mental health literacy is a related concept which is increasingly seen as an important measure of the awareness and knowledge of mental health disorders. AIM AND OBJECTIVES: This study aimed at assessing the mental health literacy, help-seeking behavior and beliefs and attitudes related to mental illnesses among adolescents attending preuniversity colleges...
May 2016: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
Samba Siva Rao Pasupuleti, Prasanta Pathak, Santosh Jatrana
Hindus and Muslims together account for 94% of the population of India. The fertility differential between these two religious groups is a sensitive and hotly debated issue in political and academic circles. However, the debate is mostly based on a period approach to fertility change, and there have been some problems with the reliability of period fertility data. This study investigated cohort fertility patterns among Hindus and Muslims and the causes of the relatively higher level of fertility among Muslims...
June 13, 2016: Journal of Biosocial Science
Ian Barnett, Tarun Khanna, Jukka-Pekka Onnela
Macroscopic behavior of scientific and societal systems results from the aggregation of microscopic behaviors of their constituent elements, but connecting the macroscopic with the microscopic in human behavior has traditionally been difficult. Manifestations of homophily, the notion that individuals tend to interact with others who resemble them, have been observed in many small and intermediate size settings. However, whether this behavior translates to truly macroscopic levels, and what its consequences may be, remains unknown...
2016: PloS One
Pragya Pant, R G Singh, Santosh K Singh, Vijay P Singh, Prodip K Doley, M Sivasankar
Diagnosis of membranous nephropathy (MN) and focal and segmental glomerulo- sclerosis (FSGS) needs a renal biopsy, which is an invasive procedure with potentially serious complications. Proteomics may be applied for the development of a biomarker for these diseases which will obviate the need of biopsy. Serum sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electro-phoresis (SDS-PAGE) analysis gives an idea of the various proteins with different molecular weights (MWs) in a given sample. This study was conducted to analyze proteins with different MWs in patients with MN and FSGS and to compare the two groups with regard to their protein profile...
May 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
M Fawzi Mahomoodally, A Mootoosamy, S Wambugu
Religious communities from Mauritius still rely on traditional therapies (TT) for primary healthcare. Nonetheless, there is still a dearth of scientific information on TT used by the different religious groups to manage diabetes and related complications (DRC). This study aimed to gather ethnomedicinal knowledge on TT used by the different religious groups against DRC. Diabetic patients (n = 95) and traditional healers (n = 5) were interviewed. Fifty-two plant species belonging to 33 families and 26 polyherbal formulations were documented to manage DRC...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Vandana Hiregoudar, Bellara Raghavendra, Aravind Karinagannavar, Wahid Khan, Sneha Kamble, Timmalapur G Goud
BACKGROUND: The human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) pandemic has caused a re-emergence of tuberculosis (TB). In persons infected with both HIV and TB, the lifetime risk of developing TB disease is 50-70% compared to 10% in HIV-negative individuals. India has world's 3(rd) highest HIV burden and is also one of the countries endemic for TB, so the country faces a dual epidemic of HIV and TB. OBJECTIVES: To find out the proportion and determinants of TB in HIV-positive subjects...
May 2016: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
R Merchant, J E Gallagher, S E Scott
OBJECTIVES: First, to evaluate awareness of oral cancer amongst the young South-Asian community in London and identify any aspects of knowledge about oral cancer that are lacking; and, second, to determine whether demographic factors or health-related behaviours are associated with knowledge of oral cancer. RESEARCH DESIGN: Cross-sectional questionnaire survey. PARTICIPANTS: South Asians aged 18-44 years attending community centres or places of worship in London...
March 2016: Community Dental Health
Doyel Dasgupta, Baidyanath Pal, Subha Ray
We attempted to find out how menopausal problems cluster with each other. The study was conducted among a group of women belonging to a Bengali-speaking Hindu ethnic group of West Bengal, a state located in Eastern India. We recruited 1,400 participants for the study. Information on sociodemographic aspects and menopausal problems were collected from these participants with the help of a pretested questionnaire. Results of cluster analysis showed that vasomotor, vaginal, and urinary problems cluster together, separately from physical and psychosomatic problems...
2016: Journal of Women & Aging
Gustavo Caetano-Anollés
In a recent opinion paper, B.K. Shanta claims science leaves no room for the subjective aspect of consciousness, and in doing so, attacks both origin of life and evolutionary research. He claims Vêdanta, one of the 6 orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy, offers an explanation: "the origin of everything material and nonmaterial is sentient and absolute." Here I discuss how the pseudoscience of these creationist views, which are aligned with Intelligent Design, are incompatible with scientific progress and should not be published in scientific journals...
January 2016: Communicative & Integrative Biology
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