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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.


Correction: Environmental Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in the Hawaiian Islands

by Jennifer R. Honda, Nabeeh A.

Clinical and Pharmacological Investigation of Myotoxicity in Sri Lankan Russell’s Viper…

by Anjana Silva, Christopher Johnston, Sanjaya Kuruppu, Daniela Kneisz, Kalana Maduwage, Oded Kleifeld, A. Ian Smith, Sisira Siribaddana, Nicholas A.

National Health Spending: Faster Growth In 2015 As Coverage Expands And Utilization Increases…

Total nominal US health care spending increased 5.8 percent and reached $3.2 trillion in 2015.

Health and health-related indicators in slum, rural, and urban communities: a comparative…

Background: It is generally assumed that urban slum residents have worse health status when compared with other urban populations, but better health status than their rural counterparts.

The publics of public health in Africa

Volume 27, Issue 1, February 2017, Page 1-5.

Physician Engagement Strategies in Care Coordination: Findings from the Centers for Medicare…

Objective To identify roles physicians assumed as part of new health care delivery models and related strategies that facilitated physician engagement across 21 Health Care Innovation Award (HCIA) programs.

The Effect of Certificate of Need Laws on All-Cause Mortality

Objective To test how Certificate of Need laws affect all-cause mortality in the United States.

A Phosphorylcholine-Containing Glycolipid-like Antigen Present on the Surface of Infective…

by Johnny Vlaminck, Dries Masure, Tao Wang, Peter Nejsum, Cornelis H. Hokke, Peter Geldhof Background The pig parasite Ascaris suum plays and important role in veterinary medicine and represents a suitable model for A. lumbricoides, which infects over 800 million people

Archival Isolates Confirm a Single Topotype of West Nile Virus in Australia

by Bixing Huang, Natalie A Prow, Andrew F. van den Hurk, Richard J.

Population Density, Climate Variables and Poverty Synergistically Structure Spatial Risk in…

by Mauricio Santos-Vega, Menno J Bouma, Vijay Kohli, Mercedes Pascual Background The world is rapidly becoming urban with the global population living in cities projected to double by 2050. This increase in urbanization poses new challenges for the spread and control of communicable diseases such as malaria.

Using Community-Level Prevalence of <i>Loa loa</i> Infection to Predict the…

by Daniela K Schlüter, Martial L Ndeffo-Mbah, Innocent Takougang, Tony Ukety, Samuel Wanji, Alison P Galvani, Peter J Diggle Lymphatic Filariasis and Onchocerciasis (river blindness) constitute pressing public health issues in tropical regions. Global elimination programs, involving mass drug administration (MDA), have been launched by the World Health Organisation. Although the drugs used are generally well tolerated, individuals who are highly co-infected with Loa loa are at risk of experiencing serious adverse events.

Development of a PCR Assay to Detect Low Level <i>Trypanosoma cruzi</i> in Blood…

by Bo Wei, Lei Chen, Miho Kibukawa, John Kang, Hetty Waskin, Matthew Marton Chagas disease is caused by the parasitic infection of Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi). The STOP CHAGAS clinical trial was initiated in 2011 to evaluate posaconazole in treating Chagas disease, with treatment success defined as negative qualitative PCR results of detecting the parasites in blood specimens collected post-treatment

Human IgG Antibody Response to <i>Aedes</i> Nterm-34kDa Salivary Peptide, an…

by Emmanuel Elanga Ndille, Souleymane Doucoure, Anne Poinsignon, François Mouchet, Sylvie Cornelie, Eric D’Ortenzio, Jean Sébastien DeHecq, Franck Remoue Background Arboviral diseases are an important public health concerns. Vector control remains the sole strategy to fight against these diseases. Because of the important limits of methods currently used to assess human exposure to Aedes mosquito bites, much effort is being devoted to develop new indicators.

Analysis of experiences with exclusive breastfeeding among HIV-positive mothers in Lusaka,…

Background: Exclusive breastfeeding in the first 6 months offers protection from postnatal HIV infection but remains low in resource-poor settings.

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