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

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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.

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Improving heart health among Black/African American women using civic engagement: a pilot study

Despite increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and related conditions, evaluations of health interventions indicate that Black/African American women are less likely to benefit than their white counte…


Monitoring travellers from Ebola-affected countries in New South Wales, Australia: what is the…

Amidst an Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic of unprecedented magnitude in west Africa, concerns about the risk of importing EVD led to the introduction of programs for the screening and monitoring of travelle…


Unrecognized Emergence of Chikungunya Virus during a Zika Virus Outbreak in Salvador, Brazil

by Cristiane W. Cardoso, Mariana Kikuti, Ana Paula P. B


A Comparison of the Quality of Informed Consent for Clinical Trials of an Experimental Hookworm…

by David J. Diemert, Lucas Lobato, Ashley Styczynski, Maria Zumer, Amanda Soares, Maria Flávia Gazzinelli Informed consent is one of the principal ethical requirements of conducting clinical research, regardless of the study setting.


Evaluation and Monitoring of <i>Mycobacterium leprae</i> Transmission in Household…

by Marcela Romero-Montoya, Juan Camilo Beltran-Alzate, Nora Cardona-Castro Leprosy in Colombia is in a stage of post elimination—since 1997, prevalence of the disease is less than 1/10000. However, the incidence of leprosy has remained stable, with 400–500 new cases reported annually, with MB leprosy representing 70% of these case and 10% having grade 2 disability. Thus, leprosy transmission is still occurring, and household contacts (HHCs) of leprosy patients are a population at high risk of contracting and suffering from the effects of the disease during their lifetime


Identification of Functional Determinants in the Chikungunya Virus E2 Protein

by Christopher Weber, Eva Berberich, Christine von Rhein, Lisa Henß, Eberhard Hildt, Barbara S. Schnierle Background Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is a mosquito-transmitted alphavirus that causes high fever, rash, and recurrent arthritis in humans. It has efficiently adapted to Aedes albopictus, which also inhabits temperate regions, including Europe and the United States of America.


Spatial Analysis of Dengue Seroprevalence and Modeling of Transmission Risk Factors in a Dengue…

by Maria F. Vincenti-Gonzalez, María-Eugenia Grillet, Zoraida I. Velasco-Salas, Erley F


Modelling Anti-Ov16 IgG4 Antibody Prevalence as an Indicator for Evaluation and Decision Making…

by Yvonne L. Lont, Luc E. Coffeng, Sake J


Conceptualisation of the ‘good’ self-manager: A qualitative investigation of stakeholder…

Publication date: March 2017 Source:Social Science &amp; Medicine, Volume 176 Author(s): J.


[Correspondence] Will you support a patient-centred R&D agreement?—Response from David…

I have received several letters inviting me to express my views on specific issues in global health, including the open letter published in The Lancet Global Health.1 My general position is that as Director-General, I will operate at all times within the context of decisions made by the WHO’s Member States in the Governing Bodies. In preparing myself for serving as WHO Director-General, I anticipate my future responsibilities in a way that reflects the priorities that I have set out in the vision statement that I have submitted to the WHO.


[Articles] Effects of bidi smoking on all-cause mortality and cardiorespiratory outcomes in men…

Bidi smoking is associated with severe baseline respiratory impairment, all-cause mortality, and cardiorespiratory outcomes. Stricter controls and regulation of bidis are needed to reduce the tobacco-related disease burden in south Asia.


[Articles] Growth faltering in rural Gambian children after four decades of interventions: a…

A combination of nutrition-sensitive and nutrition-specific interventions has achieved a halving of undernutrition rates, but despite these intensive interventions substantial growth faltering remains. We need to understand the missing contributors to growth faltering to guide development of new interventions.


International comparison of observation-specific spatial buffers: maximizing the ability to…

Advancements in geographic information systems over the past two decades have increased the specificity by which an individual’s neighborhood environment may be spatially defined for physical activity and heal…


How to implement Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) in mental health service settings:…

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the implementation strategy used in the first-phase of implementation of the Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) programme, an intervention for adults with severe me…


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