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.
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…
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…
by Cristiane W. Cardoso, Mariana Kikuti, Ana Paula P. B
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.
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
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.
by Maria F. Vincenti-Gonzalez, María-Eugenia Grillet, Zoraida I. Velasco-Salas, Erley F
by Yvonne L. Lont, Luc E. Coffeng, Sake J
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…