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Visceral politics: obesity and children’s embodied experiences of food and hunger


The Art of Letting Go and the Mandate of Going Further

This piece was previously published in the National Medical Journal of India, Volume 29, Number 1, 2016, pages 30-31, and reprinted with permission.   In Read More

Truck drivers’ perceptions on wearable devices and health promotion: a qualitative study

Professional truck drivers, as other shift workers, have been identified as a high-risk group for various health conditions including cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, sleep apnoea and stress.


Mobility and Clinic Switching Among Postpartum Women Considered Lost to HIV Care in South…

Objective: Retention in HIV care, particularly among postpartum women, is a challenge to national antiretroviral therapy programs.

The HIV Care Cascade Among Female Sex Workers in Zimbabwe: Results of a Population-Based…

Introduction: Female sex workers (FSW) in sub-Saharan Africa have a higher prevalence of HIV than other women of reproductive age.

Tinkering toward departure: The limits of improvisation in rural Ethiopian biomedical practices

Publication date: April 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 179 Author(s): Stephanie Rieder This paper explores Ethiopian physicians’ responses to tensions produced by gaps between ideals of biomedicine and realities of clinical practice in two rural Ethiopian hospitals.

The impact of healthcare spending on health outcomes: A meta-regression analysis

Publication date: April 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 179 Author(s): Craig A.

[Articles] The contribution of poor and rural populations to national trends in reproductive,…

National coverage gains were accelerated by important increases among poor and rural mothers and children. Despite progress, important inequalities persist, and need to be addressed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

[Comment] Trends in health inequalities in developing countries

As a result of several studies, a coherent view of reproductive, newborn, maternal, and child health inequalities has begun to emerge.1–7 Overall, and in most countries, inequalities have been decreasing. However, inequalities have been growing in a small but substantial proportion of countries, and in many of these countries, a decline in health status and health-service coverage among poor populations is part of the cause. In The Lancet Global Health, Cesar Victora8 and colleagues present the findings of the latest study of these trends.

Constraints on Formulary Design Under the Affordable Care Act

Summary I study the effect of prescription drug essential health benefits (EHB) requirements from the Affordable Care Act on prescription drug formularies of health insurance marketplace plans.

Parental health and children’s cognitive and noncognitive development: New evidence from the…

Summary This paper examines the effects of parental health on cognitive and noncognitive development in Australian children.

PMTCT Option B+ Does Not Increase Preterm Birth Risk and May Prevent Extreme Prematurity: A…

Objective: To estimate preterm birth risk among infants of HIV-infected women in Lilongwe, Malawi, according to maternal antiretroviral therapy (ART) status and initiation time under Option B+.

Differences in Risk Behavior and Demographic Factors Between Men Who Have Sex With Men With…

Introduction: High viremia combined with HIV-infection status unawareness and increased sexual risk behavior contributes to a disproportionate amount of new HIV infections.

Factors affecting the quality of life among Chinese rural general residents: a cross-sectional…

The brief version of the World Health Organization’s Quality of Life Instrument (WHOQOL-BREF) is widely used for evaluating the personal subjective quality of life (QOL) of patients and particular populations.

Favipiravir pharmacokinetics in Ebola-Infected patients of the JIKI trial reveals…

by Thi Huyen Tram Nguyen, Jérémie Guedj, Xavier Anglaret, Cédric Laouénan, Vincent Madelain, Anne-Marie Taburet, Sylvain Baize, Daouda Sissoko, Boris Pastorino, Anne Rodallec, Géraldine Piorkowski, Sara Carazo, Mamoudou N. Conde, Jean-Luc Gala, Joseph Akoi Bore, Caroline Carbonnelle, Frédéric Jacquot, Hervé Raoul, Denis Malvy, Xavier de Lamballerie, France Mentré, JIKI study group Background In 2014–2015, we assessed favipiravir tolerance and efficacy in patients with Ebola virus (EBOV) disease (EVD) in Guinea (JIKI trial). Because the drug had never been used before for this indication and that high concentrations of the drugs were needed to achieve antiviral efficacy against EBOV, a pharmacokinetic model had been used to propose relevant dosing regimen

Unexpectedly high leprosy seroprevalence detected using a random surveillance strategy in…

by Marco Andrey C. Frade, Natália A.

Hydrocephalus and arthrogryposis in an immunocompetent mouse model of ZIKA teratogeny: A…

by Jose Xavier-Neto, Murilo Carvalho, Bruno dos Santos Pascoalino, Alisson Campos Cardoso, Ângela Maria Sousa Costa, Ana Helena Macedo Pereira, Luana Nunes Santos, Ângela Saito, Rafael Elias Marques, Juliana Helena Costa Smetana, Silvio Roberto Consonni, Carla Bandeira, Vivian Vasconcelos Costa, Marcio Chaim Bajgelman, Paulo Sérgio Lopes de Oliveira, Marli Tenorio Cordeiro, Laura Helena Vega Gonzales Gil, Bianca Alves Pauletti, Daniela Campos Granato, Adriana Franco Paes Leme, Lucio Freitas-Junior, Carolina Borsoi Moraes Holanda de Freitas, Mauro Martins Teixeira, Estela Bevilacqua, Kleber Franchini The teratogenic mechanisms triggered by ZIKV are still obscure due to the lack of a suitable animal model. Here we present a mouse model of developmental disruption induced by ZIKV hematogenic infection. The model utilizes immunocompetent animals from wild-type FVB/NJ and C57BL/6J strains, providing a better analogy to the human condition than approaches involving immunodeficient, genetically modified animals, or direct ZIKV injection into the brain

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