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Sharing truths of terminal illness in rural Guatemala

Over the last four years I have visited communities in rural Guatemala with Wuqu’ Kawoq | Maya Health Alliance, a civil society organization providing health Read More

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New app lets public help map disasters, conflicts and outbreaks

By Lin Taylor LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Swiping right or tapping on a mobile phone are not typical ways of helping poor communities, but a new app launched by a medical charity on Friday aims to use technology to help aid workers map areas at risk of conflict, disasters and disease. Using the latest

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Thoughts After 22 Years of Consumption and Organizing a Food System Symposium

Sarah Dwyer is passionate about developing a multidisciplinary understanding of the ways that food affects health through her work with a community-led nutrition education program Read More

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Sharing truths of terminal illness in rural Guatemala

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Over the last four years I have visited communities in rural Guatemala with Wuqu’ Kawoq | Maya Health Alliance, a civil society organization providing health Read More


Cost-effectiveness of community-based screening and treatment for chronic hepatitis…

Adult community-based screening and treatment for HBV in The Gambia is likely to be a cost-effective intervention. Higher cost-effectiveness might be achievable with targeted facility-based screening, price reductions of drugs and diagnostics, and integration of HBV screening with other public health interventions.


Acceptability and feasibility of a screen-and-treat programme for hepatitis B virus…

HBV infection remains highly prevalent in The Gambia. The high coverage of community-based screening, good linkage into care, and the small proportion of HBsAg carriers who need treatment suggest that large-scale screening and treatment programmes are feasible in sub-Saharan Africa.


POSEIDON study: common mental disorders

The POSEIDON study1 by Sundeep Salvi and colleagues (December, 2015) assessed 1-day point prevalence of medical symptoms and diagnoses in patients who visited primary health-care practitioners across India. Overall, the study results were skewed towards respiratory disorders. We wish to highlight an important oversight in this study—ie, common mental disorders (a triad of depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, and somatoform disorders).


5 Organizational Changes Needed To Achieve Global Water Security

The Guardian: Water security for all? We need these five organizational changes Nick Hepworth, director of Water Witness International “The global water crisis is not driven by absolute water scarcity, but by a scarcity of governance: there’s enough water to go around, we just need to get better at managing it. To meet the sixth…More


Erratum to: ‘Current and future economic burden of diabetes among working-age adults in Asia:…

View original article: Erratum to: ‘Current and future economic burden of diabetes among working-age adults in Asia:…


The Effect of Introducing a Minimum Price on the Distribution of Alcohol Purchase: A…

Summary We use counterfactual analysis techniques to evaluate the impact of a $2 minimum unit price (MUP) on the distribution of Australian (Victorian) household off-trade alcohol purchases.


Emergency medicine in Nepal: present practice and direction for future

Emergency medicine is one of the youngest recognized specialties in Nepal, and its growth in clinical practice and academic development has been challenging.


Development of an explanatory model of sexual intimacy following treatment for localised…

Publication date: August 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 163 Author(s): Samantha R.


Action control in dyads: A randomized controlled trial to promote physical activity in everyday…

Publication date: August 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 163 Author(s): Corina Berli, Gertraud Stadler, Jennifer Inauen, Urte Scholz Rationale Engaging in regular physical activity requires substantial self-regulatory effort such as action control (e.g., continuously monitoring and evaluating an ongoing behavior with regard to one’s standards).


Week 3 of the Special Issue on Preventing Diabetes

 PLOS Medicine Senior Research Editor Clare Garvey on week three of the Special Issue on Preventing Diabetes Read about week one Read about week two Week three of the PLOS Medicine Special Issue on Preventing Diabetes brings


New app lets public help map disasters, conflicts and outbreaks

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By Lin Taylor LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Swiping right or tapping on a mobile phone are not typical ways of helping poor communities, but a new app launched by a medical charity on Friday aims to use technology to help aid workers map areas at risk of conflict, disasters and disease. Using the latest


Actual and Predicted Prevalence of Alcohol Consumption during Pregnancy in the WHO African…

Objective To estimate the prevalence of alcohol consumption and binge drinking during pregnancy among the general population in the WHO African Region, by country.


An evaluation of the impact of a restrictive retail food environment intervention in a rural…

Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption is associated with morbidity and mortality.


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