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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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Transforming Intermittent Preventive Treatment For Optimal Pregnancy (TIPTOP) Project in Ebonyi…

Bright Orji who is the Project Manager for the Jhpiego and UNITAID Transforming Intermittent Preventive Treatment For Optimal Pregnancy (TIPTOP) Project in Nigeria shares remarks that introduce the program in Ebonyi State of Nigeria. The project will help protect pregnant women from malaria. Malaria is very dangerous to pregnant women and unborn babies. It causes abortion, low birth weight in babies as well as responsible for about 11% (6,050) of maternal deaths of Nigerian women Jhpiego’s original community IPTp in Akwa Ibom State involved community volunteers in preventing malaria in pregnancy Building on Jhpiego’s effort to ensure Intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp) reaches all women in the community. Between 2007 and 2010, Jhpiego collaborated with the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP), Reproductive Health division of the Federal Ministry of Health and provided technical assistance to the Ministry of Health in Akwa Ibom State to introduce a community directed approach with a focus on malaria in pregnancy with support from the ExxonMobil Foundation.

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Effects of Early Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plans on Health Expenditure

Objective To examine the effects of the penetration of dual-eligible special needs plans (D-SNPs) on health care spending.

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A qualitative analysis of psychosocial outcomes among women with sexual violence-related…

Sexual violence is prevalent in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and has potentially devastating psychosocial consequences.

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Transgender women in Malaysia, in the context of HIV and Islam: a qualitative study of…

Globally, one of the key groups considered to be at high risk of acquiring HIV are transgender women, often a marginalised group.

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Elevated blood pressure and risk of mitral regurgitation: A longitudinal cohort study of 5.5…

by Kazem Rahimi, Hamid Mohseni, Catherine M. Otto, Nathalie Conrad, Jenny Tran, Milad Nazarzadeh, Mark Woodward, Terence Dwyer, Stephen MacMahon Background Mitral regurgitation in people without prior cardiac disease is considered a degenerative disease with no established risk factors for its prevention. We aimed to test the hypothesis that elevated systolic blood pressure (SBP) across its usual spectrum is associated with higher risk of mitral regurgitation. Methods and findings We used linked electronic health records from the United Kingdom Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) from 1 January 1990 to 31 December 2015.

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The impact of Medicare Part D on cognitive functioning at older ages

Publication date: November 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 193 Author(s): Tae-Young Pak, GwanSeon Kim Research has shown that the establishment of Medicare prescription drug benefit in 2006 leads to improvement in medication adherence and mortality outcomes.

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Diagnostic performance of the loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) based illumigene®…

Light microscopy and antigen-based rapid diagnostic tests are the primary diagnostic tools for detecting malaria, although being labour-intensive and frequently challenged by lack of personnel’s experience and…

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Absence of Plasmodium inui and Plasmodium cynomolgi, but detection of Plasmodium knowlesi and…

Plasmodium knowlesi, a simian malaria parasite, has become the main cause of malaria in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo.

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Malaria risk factors and care-seeking behaviour within the private sector among high-risk…

Vietnam has successfully reduced malaria incidence by more than 90% over the past 10 years, and is now preparing for malaria elimination.

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Molecular surveillance of pfhrp2 and pfhrp3 deletions in Plasmodium falciparum isolates from…

Malaria programmes use Plasmodium falciparum histidine-rich protein-2 (PfHRP2) based rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for malaria diagnosis.

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Malaria prevalence, prevention and treatment seeking practices among nomadic pastoralists in…

Malaria transmission in Senegal is highly stratified, from low in the dry north to moderately high in the moist south.

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Racial discrimination and cortisol output: A meta-analysis

Publication date: November 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 193 Author(s): Kevin M.

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Understanding the association between stunting and child development in low- and middle-income…

Publication date: November 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 193 Author(s): Jessica M.

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