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Article ID: 691064

Research in India Finds Mobile Phone ‘Alerts’ Plus ‘Free Minutes’ Improve Childhood Immunization Rates

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a study conducted in rural India, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers working in collaboration with Bal Umang Drishya Sanstha (BUDS), a nonprofit Indian organization focused on child health, have found that mobile phone reminders linked with incentives such as free talk time minutes work better than phone alerts alone to improve childhood immunization rates in poor communities.

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14-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 690540

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Urologist and Colleagues Address Unmet Global Burden of Surgical Disease in India

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Aseem R. Shukla, MD, a pediatric urologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, along with several of his colleagues from around the world, have created an innovative program to help address urological needs in India. The team is specifically addressing bladder exstrophy, a complex, rare disorder that occurs during fetal development when the bladder does not form completely and drains onto the surface of the abdomen.

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5-Mar-2018 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 687617

Message Sent: Justice Served Swiftly to Markhor Poachers in Pakistan

Wildlife Conservation Society

Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan (January 8, 2018) The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) applauds the Government of Gilgit-Balitistan (GB) for the expeditious arrest and sentencing of markhor poachers in Astore District of the GB. Further, the penalties are of a severity that meets the seriousness of the offense, and are sure to send a message that will deter others from considering similar pilfering of Pakistan’s unique natural resources.

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8-Jan-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 687146

Milken Institute School of Public Health Receives $4 Million Grant to Study Anemia in India

George Washington University

Research to develop and test an intervention that reduces the threat of this health problem for women of childbearing age

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20-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 684789

As Pollution Skyrockets in India, Health Care Costs Poised to Mount

Cornell University

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7-Nov-2017 2:55 PM EST
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Article ID: 684641

Do Face Masks Protect Against Air Pollution-Related Health Problems?

Case Western Reserve University

Many people around the world, especially in Asia, wear face masks to protect against air pollution. Do they work? Sanjay Rajagopalan, MD, Herman Hellerstein, professor of cardiovascular medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and chief of cardiovascular medicine at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, has received a $2 million National Institutes of Health grant to help find out if face masks really protect against air pollution.

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6-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 683739

Researchers Introduce New Method For Monitoring Indian Summer Monsoon

Florida State University

Researchers from Florida State University have created a tool for objectively defining the onset and demise of the Indian Summer Monsoon — a colossal weather system that affects billions of people annually.

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24-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 682132

Producing Simple Kits for Safe Water in Rajasthan

University of Adelaide

University of Adelaide researchers are planning to produce simple, low-cost, self-assembly water purification kits to provide fresh drinking water in the Indian state of Rajasthan, South Australia’s sister state.

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3-Oct-2017 1:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 681822

Red Cosmetic Powder Used in Hindu Ceremonies Contains Unsafe Lead Levels

Rutgers School of Public Health

Rutgers researchers say that lead levels in sindoor, a red powder used in Hindu ceremonies, is a real concern that must be addressed.

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26-Sep-2017 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 681688

Rabies Prevention Is a Matter of Education, Vaccination

Cornell University

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25-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT
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