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Routine polio immunization coverage in Uttar Pradesh has increased concurrently with intensive polio eradication activities, suggesting that polio eradication efforts do not interfere with routine immunization, and that targeted health communications can improve routine immunization performance.
In northern Tanzania, low birth weight children have a greater prevalence of developmental enamel defects at ages 6-36 months, providing new insight into the risk factors for dental problems in early childhood
There is no difference in mortality for children with pneumonia and/or dehydration admitted to the hospital on weekends compared to weekdays in Kenya, suggesting that quality of care is consistent, although overall mortality remains high.
A study of respiratory disease in Zhuhai, China, found seasonal patterns of influenza virus, respiratory syncytial virus, and human metapneumovirus as well as correlations between some viruses with air temperature or air humidity.
Variability in the gene encoding the drug metabolizing enzyme Cytochrome P450 3A5 (CYP3A5) from 36 ethnically diverse populations in Africa reveals that 43% of individuals express this gene, consistent with it playing a role in salt-retention.
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