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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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    Apps to detect atrial fibrillation

    Perttu Lindsberg, Lauri Toivonen, Hans-Christoph Diener

    Hans-Christoph Diener and colleagues discuss screening methods for atrial fibrillation (AF) and call for immediate research into self-administered AF screening techniques using mobile technology which may aid the detection of pulse irregularities.

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    Editors' view on improving peer review

    Philip Stahel, Ernest Moore

    Improving current peer review processes is a topic of much debate; here Philip Stahel and Ernest Moore highlight why these changes are necessary and discuss how innovations in peer review can ensure the quality of published research, while reducing burden on reviewers.

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    Hypertension, diet and pregnancy

    Jodie Dodd, Cecelia O’Brien, Rosalie Grivell

    Jodie Dodd and colleagues comment on a systematic review and meta-analysis suggesting that diet is linked to pre-eclampsia, highlighting that although the findings are limited by the included studies, adopting a healthy diet in pregnancy is important.

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    IBD, measles and vaccine safety

    Susy Yusung, Jonathan Braun

    Susy Yusung and Jonathan Braun comment on a modeling study suggesting no molecular mimicry between measles antigens and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), highlighting that the findings support the safety of pediatric MMR vaccines.

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    New challenges for liver cirrhosis

    Peter Byass

    Peter Byass comments on new estimates for the global burden of liver cirrhosis mortality, highlighting the challenges of this analysis and discussing the ways in which the data could be used for risk-reduction strategies.


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