KNOWLEDGE ON MEDICATION TAKING BEHAVIOUR, BALANCED DIET AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY – A SURVEY AMONG THE ADOLESCENTS
ABSTRACT: The main objective of the study is to promote awareness and assess the knowledge of adolescents on medication use, importance of balanced diet and physical activity. The study was conducted among the adolescents’ aged from16-18 years in regions of Guntur. The volunteers are allowed to fill their informed consent to be a part of the study. The questionnaire was distributed to all the vo...
ALLELOPATHIC POTENTIAL OF LEAF LEACHATES OF CHROMOLAENA AND LANTANA ON MUNG BEAN (VIGNA RADIATA L. CV. K-851) SEEDS
Chromolaena and Lantana plants were analyzed to evaluate the existence of allelopathic effect using fully viable seeds of mung bean as the bioassay material. The study shows that pretreatment of mung bean seeds with various concentrations [1:1 and 1:2 (w/v)] of Chromolaena and Lantana leaf leachate for 24 h interval reduced the percentage germination. DNA and RNA contents were significantly reduce...
During the recent times, the whole world is conscious about the health hazards and toxicity associated with indiscriminate use of synthetic drugs. There is extensive surge of drugs which are safer and having fewer side effects. So there is a growing interest in natural remedies for the management of different ailments. Ayurveda describes different remedies prepared by using maximum percentage of t...
Rapid precorneal elimination of the drug in conventional ophthalmic solution leads to poor bioavailability and less therapeutic response, which can be overcome by the use of in-situ gel forming system that is instilled into the eye and undergoes a sol-gel transition in the cul-de-sac. The aim of the present study was to formulate and evaluate pH-triggered in-situ gels for ophthalmic delivery of of...
The study aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of Amoxicillin/Clavulanate 625 mg and Amoxicillin/Clavulanate 1 gram in chronic bronchitis patients. Chronic bronchitis, a type of COPD defined by a productive cough that lasts for 3 months or more for at least 2 years, other symptoms include wheezing and breathlessness, upon exertion. It is caused by recurring irritation to the epithelium of bronc...
The solar UV radiation is the major trigger factor that causes skin cancer. Nearly 65% of cases of melanoma occurs dues to high exposure to the UV radiation. It also accounts for 90% of the nonmelanoma skin cancers also referred to as NMSC also including the cases of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and the squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). The rate of malignancy in other cases has seemed to get reduced bu...
A 20-year-old male patient reported to ophthalmology outpatient department with complaint of loss of vision in right eye since childhood and diminished vision in left eye for 1month of duration. Funduscopy revealed right side optic atrophy and left sided vitreous hemorrhage. Non-contrast computed tomography study of head showed hyperdense circle of Willis and cerebral venous sinuses. No contrast w...
PREVALENCE OF ANEMIA AND ITS ASSOCIATED FACTORS AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN ATTENDING ANTENATAL CENTER IN SHARJAH, UAE
Anemia during pregnancy is a common complication which can involve a mother’s health, baby’s health, or both. Socioeconomic status is affecting the prevalence of maternal anemia, which is varied substantially across regions and countries. Although, the prevalence of maternal anemia in UAE has not yet been well documented nationwide. Therefore, knowledge of the prevalence and determinants of lo...
Aim and objective: To isolate the natural herbal binding agent from Eulophia ochreata Lindl. and study its evaluation properties using diclofenac as a model drug. Principle: Binders confer structural strength required by tablets during processing, handling, packaging and transportation. A number of plant mucilage, gums/hydrocolloids have been used as binding agents, suspending or emulsifying ag...
Osteomyelitis is a very serious disease caused by bacteria, especially Staphylococcus aureus, which directly attacks the bones tissues. Many physicians and surgeons are still looking for the basic cure of the disease. This article mainly focuses on the different kinds of treatments using new drug formulations. Vancomycin coated with chitosan polymers, biodegradable scaffolds, use of major limb amp...