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Adoption and diffusion of zoning bylaws banning fast food drive-through services across…

Healthy public policy is an important tool for creating environments that support human health and wellbeing.

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Mapping the geographical distribution of podoconiosis in Cameroon using parasitological,…

by Kebede Deribe, Amuam Andrew Beng, Jorge Cano, Abdel Jelil Njouendo, Jerome Fru-Cho, Abong Raphael Awah, Mathias Esum Eyong, Patrick W. Chounna Ndongmo, Emanuele Giorgi, David M.

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Neighborhood built environment and cognition in non-demented older adults: The Multi-Ethnic…

Publication date: Available online 9 January 2018 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Lilah M.

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Falciparum Malaria Outbreak in Sabah Linked to an Immigrant Rubber Tapper

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Going straight to the source for vaccine research

Going straight to the source for vaccine research hrandall Wed, 01/03/2018 – 12:50 Jan 03, 2018 Study team Helsinki University Hospital You might be more used to seeing the shorthand abbreviation for ETEC, one of the leading bacterial causes of diarrhea. The 13-syllable mouthful is a lot to digest: Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli. I can tell you that it is a mouthful in Finnish, too.   There is currently no vaccine against ETEC, and we’re working to change that. While a vaccine to protect against ETEC would be welcome news to globetrotters who want protection against traveler’s diarrhea, our objective in researching this vaccine is to prevent death and disability in children that ETEC causes, primarily in poor settings.

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Identifying cholera "hotspots" in Uganda: An analysis of cholera surveillance data…

by Godfrey Bwire, Mohammad Ali, David A. Sack, Anne Nakinsige, Martha Naigaga, Amanda K. Debes, Moise C.

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Healthcare provider perspectives on managing sexually transmitted infections in HIV care…

by Kipruto Chesang, Sureyya Hornston, Odylia Muhenje, Teresa Saliku, Joy Mirjahangir, Amanda Viitanen, Helgar Musyoki, Christine Awuor, George Githuka, Naomi Bock Background The burden of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) has been increasing in Kenya, as is the case elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa, while measures for control and prevention are weak. The objectives of this study were to (1) describe healthcare provider (HCP) knowledge and practices, (2) explore HCP attitudes and beliefs, (3) identify structural and environmental factors affecting STI management, and (4) seek recommendations to improve the STI program in Kenya. Methods and findings Using individual in-depth interviews (IDIs), data were obtained from 87 HCPs working in 21 high-volume comprehensive HIV care centers (CCCs) in 7 of Kenya’s 8 regions. Transcript coding was performed through an inductive and iterative process, and the data were analyzed using NVivo 10.0.

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Adolescent mental health and behavioural problems, and intergenerational social mobility: A…

Publication date: January 2018 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 197 Author(s): Lewis Robert Anderson According to the health selection hypothesis, poor mental health and behavioural problems in adolescence limit socioeconomic attainment.

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‘Walk like a penguin’: Older Minnesotans’ experiences of (non)therapeutic white space

Publication date: Available online 18 December 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Jessica M.

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Host immunity, nutrition and coinfection alter longitudinal infection patterns of schistosomes…

by Brianna R. Beechler, Anna E. Jolles, Sarah A

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Elimination of trachoma as a public health problem in Ghana: Providing evidence through a…

by Oscar Debrah, Ernest O. Mensah, Laura Senyonjo, Dziedzom K. de Souza, Tei E

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Low cost, low tech SNP genotyping tools for resource-limited areas: Plague in Madagascar as a…

by Cedar L. Mitchell, Voahangy Andrianaivoarimanana, Rebecca E.

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Lexical neutrality in environmental health research: Reflections on the term walkability

Neighbourhood environments have important implications for human health.

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Review of the factors influencing the motivation of community drug distributors towards the…

by Alison Krentel, Margaret Gyapong, Shruti Mallya, Nana Yaa Boadu, Mary Amuyunzu-Nyamongo, Mariana Stephens, Deborah A. McFarland Background Community drug distributors or neglected tropical disease (NTD) volunteers have played a crucial role in ensuring the success of mass drug administration (MDA) programs using preventive chemotherapy (PC) for lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, trachoma and soil transmitted helminths.

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