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Democracy and health: Evidence from within-country heterogeneity in the Congo

Publication date: Available online 12 October 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Peter van der Windt, Sotiris Vandoros The literature documents a positive association between democracy and health, and studies supporting this claim have largely relied on cross-country panel analyses.

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Building addiction recovery capital through online participation in a recovery community

Publication date: Available online 30 September 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Ana-Maria Bliuc, David Best, Muhammad Iqbal, Katie Upton Rationale This study examines how online participation in a community of recovery contributes to personal journeys of recovery.

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The ‘over-researched community’: An ethics analysis of stakeholder views at two South…

Publication date: Available online 7 October 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Jennifer Koen, Douglas Wassenaar, Nicole Mamotte Health research in resource-limited, multi-cultural contexts raises complex ethical concerns.

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Erratum to “Ethnic density, immigrant enclaves, and Latino health risks: A propensity score…

Publication date: Available online 6 October 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Kelin Li, Ming Wen, Kevin A.

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Determinants of trust in the flu vaccine for African Americans and Whites

Publication date: Available online 4 October 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Vicki S.

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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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Trying to look on the bright side of colonialism

There has been a big flap this week about an article published in Third World Quarterly entitled ‘The Case for Colonialism’ by Bruce Gilley at Portland State University. The controversy seemingly revolves around how the article was published by the journal’s editor despite having been rejected by its reviewers, i.e. a violation of the peer review process. But, of course, the complaints are not purely about the process of the paper coming to light: after all, the author is arguing that colonialism was largely a good thing, and we should have more of it. There would be much less political buzz if the journal’s editor had, over the objections of reviewers, approved a paper called ‘The Case Against Colonialism.’As for the paper itself, it is something of a train wreck, and there is a strong case for thinking the reviewers (whose reviews are apparently under lock and key) were right

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Rotavirus vaccine – along with our team – demonstrates efficacy in Indian clinical study

Rotavirus vaccine – along with our team – demonstrates efficacy in Indian clinical study hrandall Tue, 09/26/2017 – 11:13 Sep 26, 2017 Tushar Tewari Senior Medical Officer, CVIA Clinical, and PATH’s Team Leader for the BRV-PV Phase 3 efficacy study As results from a Phase 3 efficacy study in India of the Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd. (SIIPL)’s rotavirus vaccine BRV-PV (now known as ROTASIIL) are published in the journal Vaccine, I find myself reflecting on the great partnership that conducted the trial. The Serum Institute and PATH worked with six strong community-based clinical sites, all supported by the Clinical Research Organization, DiagnoSearch. 

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Geographic and demographic correlates of autism-related anti-vaccine beliefs on Twitter,…

Publication date: October 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 191 Author(s): Theodore S.

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Racial residential segregation and adverse birth outcomes: A systematic review and…

Publication date: Available online 11 September 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Renee Mehra, Lisa M.

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Exploring associations between state education initiatives and teachers’ sleep: A…

Publication date: Available online 12 September 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Kaori Fujishiro, Amy N.

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Korean immigrants don’t buy health insurance: The influences of culture on self-employed Korean…

Publication date: Available online 12 September 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Hyunsung Oh, Chung-Hyeon Jung Culture has been pinpointed as a culprit of disparities in health insurance coverage between Korean immigrants and other ethnic groups.

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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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Disability rights in Higher Education Programs: The case of medical schools and other…

Publication date: Available online 8 September 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Anastasia Liasidou, Katerina Mavrou Recognising and respecting the human rights of persons with disabilities constitutes an integral element of a democratic society.

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