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Diabetes

[PHP Nepal Vol 2 Issue 10 Oct Nov 2012] | Diabetes is a multi-factorial disease showing a rising trend in all over the world. Global prevalence of diabetes: estimations for the year 2000 and projections for 2030 in 2004, estimated that the number of adults affected by diabetes in the world will grow from 175 million in 2000 to 366 million by the year 2030. Currently, China and U.S. are the countries which harbor the largest number of people with diabetes, in the age range of 45- 65 years with more number of women being affected than men. Nepal Diabetes Association revealed that, around 15%of the people above or equal to 20 years and 19% of the people above or equal to 40 years in urban areas have diabetes in 2007 in Nepal.

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Diabetes in Australia

[PHP Nepal Vol 2 Issue 10 Oct Nov 2012] | Worldwide diabetes is a challenging public health problem. Australia, like many other countries, is facing a rising tide of people with diabetes. Approximately one million Australians have been diagnosed with diabetes. The onset of type 1 diabetes is typically at an early age, and is the most common form of childhood diabetes. Australia is ranked 7th highest in the world for prevalence of type 1 diabetes in children aged 0-14 years and 6th highest for incidence.  The prevalence of type 2 diabetes, rises with age and is higher in men than in women.

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Men and HIV/AIDS prevention in Nigeria

[PHP Nepal Vol 2 Issue 9 Sep 2012] | Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection is considered pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). UNAIDS fact sheet (2012) states that globally, over half of all People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) are men (53%). It also states that over 70% of HIV infections worldwide occur through unprotected sex between men and women, and 10% through unprotected sex among men. Sub-Saharan Africa remains by far the worst affected region, with an estimated 23.5 million people currently living with HIV (69% of the global total) and 1.7 million new infections (68% of the global total). Young people, ages 15–24, account for 40% of new HIV infections.

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The help seeking behavior of unmarried girls living in Mumbai slums for menstrual needs

[PHP Nepal Vol 2 Issue 7 Jul 2012] | Menarche and menstruation are normal and healthy events, yet for unmarried adolescent girls living in Mumbai slums, experiences of these events are fraught with anxiety since they lack the information and social support they need to comprehend and respond to these events in a healthy way. Unmarried girls’ ability to manage menstruation and respond to menstrual problems is impacted by their incomplete and incorrect information about the female reproductive system, including how and why women menstruate, and erroneous beliefs that menstruation is the expulsion of impure blood from the body.

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