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The joint effects of family risk of obesity and neighborhood environment on obesity among women

Publication date: Available online 16 October 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Lori Kowaleski-Jones, Barbara B.

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Expansion of Vaccination Services and Strengthening Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Surveillance…


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Towards elimination of visceral leishmaniasis in the Indian subcontinent—Translating research…

by Siddhivinayak Hirve, Axel Kroeger, Greg Matlashewski, Dinesh Mondal, Megha Raj Banjara, Pradeep Das, Ahmed Be-Nazir, Byron Arana, Piero Olliaro Background The decade following the Regional Strategic Framework for Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) elimination in 2005 has shown compelling progress in the reduction of VL burden in the Indian subcontinent. The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other stakeholders, has coordinated and financed research for the development of new innovative tools and strategies to support the regional VL elimination initiative. This paper describes the process of the TDR’s engagement and contribution to this initiative

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Can the collection of expired long-lasting insecticidal nets reduce their coverage and use?…

There is growing awareness of the likely impact increased numbers of LLINs will have on the environment, if not disposed of or recycled appropriately.

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Using maching learning to combat environmental degredation on a global scale

Leveraging machine learning algorithms to sift through terabytes of high-resolution satellite data, a new report by AidData and the Global Environment Facility has identified the factors that contribute to land degradation on a global scale.

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Childhood/Adolescent stressors and allostatic load in adulthood: Support for a calibration…

Publication date: Available online 2 October 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Mark T.

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Breaking the link between colonialism and global medical missions

Rudyard Kipling spoke to the spirit of the age at the turn of the 20th century when he called on newly minted imperial powers to “go send your sons to exile to serve your captives’ need”. Then, the Western popular imagination was captivated by the myth of the intrepid white civilizer setting off to tame the savage wilds. Unfortunately, this fascination did not die out with the empires it justified. We still see ample evidence of it today, “medical volontourism” being a prime example. Healthcare professionals from Europe and North America are traveling in increasing number to developing countries for short-term assignments.

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Effectiveness of physical activity interventions in achieving behaviour change maintenance in…

Publication date: November 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 192 Author(s): Jennifer M.

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Impact of Insecticide-Treated Net Ownership on All-Cause Child Mortality in Malawi, 2006–2010


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Declines in Malaria Burden and All-Cause Child Mortality following Increases in Control…


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Small-area distribution of multiple sclerosis incidence in western France: in search of…

Despite intensive research over several decades, the etiology of multiple sclerosis (MS) remains poorly understood, although environmental factors are supposedly implicated.

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Trends and correlates of cystic echinococcosis in Chile: 2001–2012

by Soledad Colombe, Eri Togami, Fkadu Gelaw, Marina Antillon, Rodrigo Fuentes, Daniel Martin Weinberger Echinococcosis is a neglected zoonotic disease affecting over 1 million people worldwide at any given time. It is the leading cause of hospital admissions for parasitic diseases in Chile. We conducted a retrospective investigation of hospitalized cases to describe the epidemiological trends of echinococcosis in Chile.

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Crisis and Change: The Making of a French FDA

Policy Points: Introducing a recent special issue of The Lancet on the health system in France, Horton and Ceschia observe that the dominance of English as the language of science and, increasingly, global health too often closes the door on the history and experiences of others.1 In that spirit, this manuscript presents a detailed case study of public health policy transformation in France in the early 1990s.

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Should I stay or should I go? How healthcare professionals close encounters with people with…

Publication date: Available online 9 September 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Rebecca Allwood, Alison Pilnick, Rebecca O’Brien, Sarah Goldberg, Rowan H.

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