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    Ebola:improving response to epidemics

    The recent Ebola outbreak led to over 10,000 deaths in West Africa; Oyewale Tomori highlights reasons behind the failed control systems, and how improved disease surveillance, capacity building and coordinated response, are vital to the control of future epidemics.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:116
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    Universal health and the SDGs

    Viroj Tangcharoensathien and colleagues discuss the forthcoming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), highlighting the importance of incorporating universal health coverage within these goals in order to accelerate health equity.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:101
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    Insufficient PUFAs in therapeutic foods

    Ready-to-use therapeutic foods, used to treat children with acute malnutrition, do not meet polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) requirements unless supplemented with both n-3 PUFA and fish oil capsules, suggesting that formulations should be revised.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:93
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    Helminthes, hygiene and autoimmunity

    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.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:81
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    Global mental health systems

    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.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:79

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Research article

Which environmental factors are associated with lived health when controlling for biological health? - a multilevel analysis

Bostan C, Oberhauser C, Stucki G, Bickenbach J and Cieza A

BMC Public Health 2015, 15:508

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Impact of vegetable crop agriculture on anopheline agressivity and malaria transmission in urban and less urbanized settings of the South region of Cameroon

Ntonga PA, Mbida JAM, Tonga C, Belong P, Ngo Hondt OE, Magne GT, Peka MF and Lehman LG

Parasites & Vectors 2015, 8:293

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Technical note

Lumbosacral pedicle screw placement using a fluoroscopic pedicle axis view and a cannulated tapping device

Yoshii T, Hirai T, Yamada T, Sumiya S, Mastumoto R, Kato T, Enomoto M, Inose H et al.

Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2015, 10:79

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