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Treating Millions for HIV — The Adherence Clubs of Khayelitsha

Twenty miles from the gleaming, modern buildings of Cape Town, South Africa, is the township of Khayelitsha… Treating Millions for HIV — The Adherence Clubs Read More

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FDA Voucher for Leishmaniasis Treatment: Can Both Patients and Companies Win?

Bernard Pécoul and Manica Balasegaram discuss whether drug companies have taken advantage of flaws in the FDA Priority Review Voucher program. It sounded like a pure global health success story. A company develops a drug for one of the most neglected … Continue reading »The post FDA Voucher for Leishmaniasis Treatment: Can Both Patients and Companies Win? appeared first on Speaking of Medicine.

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Prevalence of COPD and associated risk factors in rural Uganda

In this rural district of Uganda, COPD starts early in life. Major risk factors were biomass smoke for both sexes and tobacco smoke for men. In addition to high smoking prevalence in men, biomass smoke could be a major health threat to men and women in rural areas of Uganda.

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Effect of Diabetes on Tuberculosis Presentation and Outcomes in Kiribati

Objectives To determine the association between diabetes and the clinical features and treatment outcomes of TB in Kiribati.


County-Level Variation in Readmission Rates: Implications for the Hospital Readmission…

Link:  County-Level Variation in Readmission Rates: Implications for the Hospital Readmission…


Physical Activity, Gender Difference, and Depressive Symptoms

Objective To investigate the roles of physical activity (exercise) and sociodemographic factors in depressive symptoms among men and women in the United States.


Community-based interventions in hypertensive patients: a comparison of three health education…

Background: Community-based health education programs may be helpful in improving health outcomes in patients with chronic illnesses.


Drug injecting and HIV risk among injecting drug users in Hai Phong, Vietnam: a qualitative…

Background: Hai Phong, located in northern Vietnam, has become a high HIV prevalence province among Injecting Drug Users (IDUs) since the infection shifted from the southern to the northern region of the country.


Leishmania (L.) mexicana Infected Bats in Mexico: Novel Potential Reservoirs

by Miriam Berzunza-Cruz, Ángel Rodríguez-Moreno, Gabriel Gutiérrez-Granados, Constantino González-Salazar, Christopher R. Stephens, Mircea Hidalgo-Mihart, Carlos F. Marina, Eduardo A.


Conservation and Immunogenicity of Novel Antigens in Diverse Isolates of Enterotoxigenic…

by Qingwei Luo, Firdausi Qadri, Rita Kansal, David A. Rasko, Alaullah Sheikh, James M.


Correction: Evaluation of the Lung Cancer Risks at Which to Screen Ever- and Never-Smokers:…

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Medicaid Expansion In Opt-Out States Would Produce Consumer Savings And Less Financial Burden…

In the twenty-three states that have decided against expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, uninsured adults who would have been eligible for Medicaid and have incomes at or above the federal poverty guidelines are generally eligible for Marketplace (insurance exchange) premium tax credits and plans with generous benefits.


The moderating effect of self-efficacy on normal-weight, overweight, and obese children’s math…

Publication date: March 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 128 Author(s): Ashley Wendell Kranjac Increased body weight is associated with decreased cognitive function in school-aged children.


Social determinants and psychological distress among Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander…

Publication date: March 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 128 Author(s): Alison Markwick , Zahid Ansari , Mary Sullivan , John McNeil Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults in the Australian state of Victoria have a higher prevalence of psychological distress than their non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander counterparts.


Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) for point-of-care detection of asymptomatic…

Background: Asymptomatic, low parasite density malaria infections are difficult to detect with currently available point-of-care diagnostics.


Active case surveillance, passive case surveillance and asymptomatic malaria parasite screening…

Background: Epidemiological characteristics of clinical malaria may differ from asymptomatic infections, thus both cross-sectional parasite screening and longitudinal clinical case surveillance are necessary for malaria transmission monitoring and control.


How a Tree Helped a Village with Ebola Control

Upon her return from 6 weeks in west Africa working with Partners In Health on the Liberia Ebola response, Farrah Kashfipour reflects on the challenges of responding to an epidemic in a resource-limited setting. The Ebola epidemic continues to ravage west Africa, … Continue reading »The post How a Tree Helped a Village with Ebola Control appeared first on Speaking of Medicine.


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