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Wikipedia Usage Estimates Prevalence of Influenza-Like Illness in US in Near Real-Time

The number of hits for wiki pages on Influenza, Flu Season, and Tamiflu correlated better with CDC’s estimates of influenza-like illness better than Google Flu Trends according to an article in PLoS Computational…

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“Early Childhood Investments Substantially Boost Adult Health” @ScienceMag

A new article by Campbell et al in Science Magazine examines the long-term  effects of one of the oldest and most cited early childhood interventions…


New #globalsurgery articles in WJS: Mozambique surgical admits, why clubfoot projects succeed & more

Surgical admissions in Mozambique, Surgical education program evaluation in East/Central Africa, What makes a successful clubfoot program, Ortho burden and workforce in Ghana are among…


Online Pestkoppenstoppen: systematic and theory-based development of a web-based tailored…

Background: The purpose of this article is to give an integrative insight into the theoretical and empirical-based development of the Online Pestkoppenstoppen (Stop Bullies Online/Stop Online Bullies).

Greater Clarity and Recognition of Who Did What in the Publication of Research

Jo Scott and Liz Allen, from the Wellcome Trust’s Evaluation team, discuss the potential of a new “taxonomy” for classifying contributions to research papers. Image Credit: Kate Arkless Gray Original research papers with one author – particularly in the life sciences – are increasingly rare. We know that there are many contributors to research and associated published outputs, but it’s not easy to tell who did what, and author position is an imperfect representation of contribution. Inflation of author numbers on papers, partly driven by a combination of national research assessment exercises and the emergence of big, collaborative and ‘team’ science, has also contributed to this ambiguity. Greater clarity around the different and varied contributions to research outputs could have benefits for all the stakeholders in research.

Diffusion of e-health innovations in ‘post-conflict’ settings: a qualitative study on the…

Background: Technological innovations have the potential to strengthen human resources for health and improve access and quality of care in challenging ‘post-conflict’ contexts.

Oligohydramnios in a pregnant Pakistani woman with Plasmodium vivax malaria

In the Western world, the diagnosis and management of Plasmodium vivax malaria in pregnant women can be challenging, and the pathogenesis of adverse outcomes for both the mother and the foetus is still poorly known.

Physician tracking in sub-Saharan Africa: current initiatives and opportunities

Background: Physician tracking systems are critical for health workforce planning as well as for activities to ensure quality health care – such as physician regulation, education, and emergency response.

Evidence for significant influence of host immunity on changes in differential blood count…

Background: Malaria has been shown to change blood counts.

Stress and cardiometabolic manifestations among Saudi students entering universities: a…

Background: In this observational study, we aimed to see whether transition in Saudi students entering university life could be a breeding stage for cardiometabolic risk factor emergence and clustering.

Self-rated mental health and socio-economic background: a study of adolescents in Sweden

Background: Adolescents’ mental health is a major public health issue.

HIV serostatus and disclosure: implications for infant feeding practice in rural south Nyanza,…

Background: The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that HIV-infected women practice exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the first 6 months postpartum to reduce HIV transmission.

High burden of malaria following scale-up of control interventions in Nchelenge District,…

Background: Malaria control interventions have been scaled-up in Zambia in conjunction with a malaria surveillance system.