Towards a comprehensive global approach to prevention and control of NCDs
Globalization and Health 2014, 10:74 (28 October 2014)
The impact of drought on the association between food security and mental health in a nationally representative Australian sample
BMC Public Health 2014, 14:1102 (24 October 2014)
Exposure to drought moderates the association between measures of food insecurity and psychological distress, generally increasing the distress level, suggesting climate adaptation strategies that consider social, nutrition and health impacts are needed.
Daylight saving time as a potential public health intervention: an observational study of evening daylight and objectively-measured physical activity among 23,000 children from 9 countries
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2014, 11:84 (23 October 2014)
A systematic review of risk factors for neonatal mortality in Adolescent Mother’s in Sub Saharan Africa
BMC Research Notes 2014, 7:750 (23 October 2014)
Health systems and gender in post-conflict contexts: building back better?
Conflict and Health 2014, 8:19 (22 October 2014)
Nationwide assessment of insecticide susceptibility in Anopheles gambiae populations from Zimbabwe
Malaria Journal 2014, 13:408 (17 October 2014)
This study reports results of the first nation-wide assessment of insecticide susceptibility in wild populations of Anopheles gambiae in Zimbabwe, and provides a comprehensive review of the insecticide resistance status in southern African countries.
Candidate gene-environment interactions in breast cancer
BMC Medicine 2014, 12:195 (17 October 2014)
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.
How do health extension workers in Ethiopia allocate their time?
Human Resources for Health 2014, 12:61 (14 October 2014)
The association between malaria and non-typhoid Salmonella bacteraemia in children in sub-Saharan Africa: a literature review
Malaria Journal 2014, 13:400 (13 October 2014)
A comprehensive review of the literature on a very topical subject. Falciparum malaria and non-typhoid Salmonella bacteraemia are both major causes of morbidity and mortality in children in sub-Saharan Africa. Not only are co-infections are expected to occur because of their overlapping geographical distribution, but there is an accumulating evidence that malaria is actually a risk factor for NTS bacteraemia.
Considering methodological options for reviews of theory: illustrated by a review of theories linking income and health
Systematic Reviews 2014, 3:114 (13 October 2014)
Theoretical reviews are becoming increasingly common, but there is no consensus on the best methodological approach. Assessment of how the stages of conducting a systematic review can be adapted for a review of theory is discussed, using the casual relationship between income and health as a working example.
The global distribution and transmission limits of lymphatic filariasis: past and present
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:466 (11 October 2014)
The global elimination of lymphatic filariasis requires a detailed understanding of the geographical distribution of transmission in order to guide control and post-control surveillance. This study describes the development of a global atlas of lymphatic filariasis and presents maps of distribution and transmission limits. Image: Predicted environmental suitability for the occurrence of lymphatic filariasis in Africa.
Haemoglobin status and predictors of anaemia among pregnant women in Mpigi, Uganda
BMC Research Notes 2014, 7:712 (10 October 2014)
Control, struggle, and emergent masculinities: a qualitative study of men’s care-seeking determinants for chronic cough and tuberculosis symptoms in Blantyre, Malawi
BMC Public Health 2014, 14:1053 (9 October 2014)
Combining organophosphate-treated wall linings and long-lasting insecticidal nets fails to provide additional control over long-lasting insecticidal nets alone against multiple insecticide-resistant Anopheles gambiae in Côte d’Ivoire: an experimental hut trial
Malaria Journal 2014, 13:396 (9 October 2014)
No improvement in mortality and personal protection was obtained by combining LLINs with p-methyl wall lining material. The study demonstrates the challenge that malaria control programmes will face if resistance to multiple insecticides continues to spread.
A new methodology for assessing health policy and systems research and analysis capacity in African universities
Health Research Policy and Systems 2014, 12:59 (8 October 2014)
Applying results from clinical trials: tranexamic acid in trauma patients
Journal of Intensive Care 2014, 2:56 (5 October 2014)
The distribution of incubation and relapse times in experimental human infections with the malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax
BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:539 (4 October 2014)
Experimental hut and bioassay evaluation of the residual activity of a polymer-enhanced suspension concentrate (SC-PE) formulation of deltamethrin for IRS use in the control of Anopheles arabiensis
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:454 (2 October 2014)
A new formulation of deltamethrin with polymer (SC-PE) for long-lasting IRS outperformed DDT in bioassays on all substrates. In experimental hut trials SC-PE and DDT produced high levels of An. arabiensis mortality and the treatments were equivalent over nine months' duration. Image: Spray operator practicing timing of spray swaths in an experimental hut in Tanzania.
Global and local genetic diversity at two microsatellite loci in Plasmodium vivax parasites from Asia, Africa and South America
Malaria Journal 2014, 13:392 (2 October 2014)
Markers of genetic diversity are vital to the evaluation of drug and vaccine efficacy, tracking of Plasmodium vivax outbreaks, and assessing geographical differentiation between parasite populations. In this study, a complex spatial pattern of microsatellite polymorphisms among global P. vivax populations was observed which has potential utility in future epidemiological studies of the parasite.
The limits of global health diplomacy: Taiwan’s observer status at the world health assembly
Globalization and Health 2014, 10:71 (1 October 2014)
Initiating change locally in bullying and aggression through the school environment (INCLUSIVE): study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial
Trials 2014, 15:381 (30 September 2014)
Violence against primary school children with disabilities in Uganda: a cross-sectional study
BMC Public Health 2014, 14:1017 (29 September 2014)
A 12 week longitudinal study of microbial translocation and systemic inflammation in undernourished HIV-infected Zambians initiating antiretroviral therapy
BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:521 (29 September 2014)
The impact of children’s sex composition on parents’ mortality
BMC Public Health 2014, 14:989 (23 September 2014)
Indoor residual spraying with microencapsulated DEET repellent (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide) for control of Anopheles arabiensis and Culex quinquefasciatus
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:446 (23 September 2014)
Microencapsulated DEET repellent was evaluated against pyrethroid resistant, wild free-flying Anopheles arabiensis and Culex quinquefasciatus in experimental huts. To our knowledge this is the first report on DEET as an IRS chemical against mosquitoes. Image: Experimental hut with open and closed verandah side screens.