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    Thyroid function and AMD

    Till Ittermann, Clemens Jürgens

    Till Itterman and Clemens Jürgens comment on research suggesting a link between thyroid function and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), concluding that further work is needed to better understand the role of thyroid hormones in AMD pathogenesis.

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    Factors to consider in telehealthcare

    Carl May

    Carl May discusses the aims of the ARCHIE framework, and highlights that any patient engagement requires deeper understanding of factors that can affect the systems, including patient and healthcare worker needs and expectations.

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    Helminthes, hygiene and autoimmunity

    Mathilde Versini, Pierre-Yves Jeandel, Tomer Bashi, Giorgia Bizzaro, Miri Blank, Yehuda Shoenfeld

    Yehuda Shoenfeld and colleagues review the Hygiene Hypothesis, focusing on the immunoprotective and immunotherapeutic effects helminthes may play in autoimmunity, and discuss the potential therapies that may be on the horizon.

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    Global mental health systems

    Maya Semrau, Sara Evans-Lacko, Atalay Alem, Jose Ayuso-Mateos, Dan Chisholm, Oye Gureje, Charlotte Hanlon, Mark Jordans, Fred Kigozi, Heidi Lempp, Crick Lund, Inge Petersen, Rahul Shidhaye, Graham Thornicroft

    The ‘Emerging mental health systems in low- and middle-income countries’ (EMERALD) program aims to improve treatment and care of patients; Graham Thornicroft and colleagues discuss how EMERALD will strengthen mental health systems and reduce stigma.

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    Wearables in health management 

    Emil Chiauzzi, Carlos Rodarte, Pronabesh DasMahapatra

    Emil Chiauzzi and colleagues discuss the potential of wearable activity-measuring devices to engage patients in monitoring their own health, highlighting the need for accurate integration of the data into self-management regimens for chronic disease. 

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    Colon cancer: prognostic markers

    Victor Moreno, Rebeca Sanz-Pamplona

    Victor Moreno and Rebeca Sanz-Pamplona comment on research demonstrating a link between gene pathway de-regulation and colon cancer prognosis, emphasizing that following validation, the findings will shed light on the mechanisms of carcinogenesis. 


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Tobacco smoking and all-cause mortality in a large Australian cohort study: findings from a mature epidemic with current low smoking prevalence
Emily Banks, Grace Joshy, Marianne F Weber, Bette Liu, Robert Grenfell, Sam Egger, Ellie Paige, Alan D Lopez, Freddy Sitas and Valerie Beral
BMC Medicine 2015, 13:38


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