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World Breastfeeding Week 2021

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. Lata Medical Research Foundation is working in the field of Medical and community research through various studies with the main objective to improve…

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Books by Dr. Prabir Kumar Das

Dr. Prabir Kumar Das is presently associated with Lata Medical Research Foundation, Nagpur and engaged in the field of maternal and newborn health research. More than twenty of his research papers either published in national and international health journals or…

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Duration of solid fuel cookstove use is associated with increased risk of acute lower respiratory infection among children under six months in rural central India

Acute lower respiratory infections (ALRIs), predominantly pneumonia, account for more deaths among children under-five than any other infectious disease. India has almost three times the number of ALRI deaths of any other country. Vaccination is an important tactic to reduce…

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Low-dose aspirin for the prevention of preterm delivery in nulliparous women with a singleton pregnancy (ASPIRIN): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

Preterm birth remains a common cause of neonatal mortality, with a disproportionately high burden in low-income and middle-income countries. Meta-analyses of low-dose aspirin to prevent pre-eclampsia suggest that the incidence of preterm birth might also be decreased, particularly if initiated…

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The Pregnancy and Influenza Multinational Epidemiologic (PRIME) study: a prospective cohort study of the impact of influenza during pregnancy among women in middle-income countries

Influenza viruses cause annual epidemics of respiratory infection globally. Pregnant women are thought to be at increased risk for morbidity and mortality from respiratory infections, including seasonal influenza, because of changes in anatomy and the immune and cardiovascular systems that…

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Incidence of influenza during pregnancy and association with pregnancy and perinatal outcomes in three middle-income countries: a multisite prospective longitudinal cohort study

Background Influenza vaccination during pregnancy prevents influenza among women and their infants but remains underused among pregnant women. We aimed to quantify the risk of antenatal influenza and examine its association with perinatal outcomes. Methods We did a prospective cohort…

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