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    Genes, environment & breast cancer

    Olivia Fletcher, Frank Dudbridge

    Evidence suggests that gene-environment interactions could modify breast cancer risk; Olivia Fletcher and Frank Dudbridge discuss progress in elucidating these interactions, highlighting that further validation in large cohort studies is required.

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    Treating environmental enteropathy

    William Petri, Caitlin Naylor, Rashidul Haque

    William Petri et al. comment on a recent trial showing that an anti-inflammatory drug is safe to treat environmental enteropathy (EE) in malnourished children, and indicate that although preliminary, this approach holds promise for the treatment of EE.

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    Modelling Ebola transmission

    Gerardo Chowell, Hiroshi Nishiura

    Gerardo Chowell and Hiroshi Nishiura review the transmission dynamics of Ebola, discussing how modelling can give insight into its spread and the effects of control interventions, and highlighting the need to collect epidemiological data in real-time

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    Pain management for EB patients

    Kenneth Goldschneider, Julie Good, Emily Harrop, Christina Liossi, Anne Lynch-Jordan, Anna Martinez, Lynne Maxwell, Danette Stanko-Lopp

    Kenneth Goldschneider and colleagues present evidence- and consensus-based guidelines for pain management in adult and pediatric patients with epidermolysis bullosa (EB), and provide recommendations for research to improve the evidence base for EB care. 

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    Challenges in circumcising a nation

    Vincent Mutabazi, Jamie Forrest, Nathan Ford, Edward Mills

    Rwanda is one of the priority countries in the voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) campaign; here the authors discuss the challenges in reaching the target of 700,000 VMMCs by 2015, along with strategies to overcome these challenges.

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    Preventing violence against women

    Angela Taft, Rhonda Small

    Angela Taft and Rhonda Small comment on the recently published SASA! trial, which successfully reduced acceptance and incidence of partner violence in Uganda, and discuss the importance of community based interventions to address this problem.


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