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  1. Research article

    Anorexia nervosa, depression and suicidal thoughts among Chinese adolescents: a national school-based cross-sectional study

    Although there is much literature on adolescent suicide, combined effects of depression and anorexia nervosa on suicide were rarely investigated. The aims of this study are to examine the association between a...

    Qiguo Lian, Xiayun Zuo, Yanyan Mao, Shan Luo, Shucheng Zhang, Xiaowen Tu, Chaohua Lou and Weijin Zhou

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:30

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  2. Research article

    Psychosocial factors and colleagues’ perceptions of return-to-work opportunities for workers with a psychiatric disorder: a Japanese population-based study

    This study examined associations between psychosocial factors and the perception that adequate employment opportunities might not be provided for people with limited work capacity due to psychiatric disorders.

    Hisashi Eguchi, Koji Wada, Yoshiyuki Higuchi and Derek R. Smith

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:23

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  3. Research article

    Acute effects of air pollutants on pulmonary function among students: a panel study in an isolated island

    Many epidemiological studies on the health effects of air pollutants have been carried out in regions with major sources such as factories and automobiles. However, the health effects of air pollutants in regi...

    Yoshiko Yoda, Hiroshi Takagi, Junko Wakamatsu, Takeshi Ito, Ryouhei Nakatsubo, Yosuke Horie, Takatoshi Hiraki and Masayuki Shima

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:33

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  4. Research article

    Attitude and practice of physical activity and social problem-solving ability among university students

    Effective social problem-solving abilities can contribute to decreased risk of poor mental health. In addition, physical activity has a favorable effect on mental health. These previous studies suggest that ph...

    Toshimasa Sone, Yousuke Kawachi, Chihiro Abe, Yuki Otomo, Yul-wan Sung and Seiji Ogawa

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:18

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  5. Short communication

    Comparative study on three different methods for arm-span measurement: the Japan environment and Children’s study pilot

    Arm span is an important measure for the assessment of growth and hormone deficiency diseases. In an epidemiological survey, with a large number of subjects’ indicators, it is especially valuable to establish ...

    Mayumi Tsuji, Tadayuki Ayabe, Rie Tanaka, Ayako Senju, Eiji Shibata, Shunsuke Araki, Seiichi Morokuma, Masafumi Sanefuji, Koichi Kusuhara and Toshihiro Kawamoto

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:28

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  6. Research article

    Associations between the duration of active commuting to school and academic achievement in rural Chilean adolescents

    Habitual active commuting to school may be positively associated with academic achievement. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between duration of walking or otherwise actively commuting to ...

    Antonio García-Hermoso, Jose M. Saavedra, Jordi Olloquequi and Robinson Ramírez-Vélez

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:31

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  7. Research article

    Effects of gaps in priorities between ideal and real lives on psychological burnout among academic faculty members at a medical university in Japan: a cross-sectional study

    Accumulating evidence from medical workforce research indicates that poor work/life balance and increased work/home conflict induce psychological distress. In this study we aim to examine the existence of a pr...

    Yuki Chatani, Kyoko Nomura, Saki Horie, Keisuke Takemoto, Masumi Takeuchi, Yukifumi Sasamori, Shinichi Takenoshita, Aya Murakami, Haruko Hiraike, Hiroko Okinaga and Derek Smith

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:32

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  8. Research article

    A behavioral strategy to minimize air pollution exposure in pregnant women: a randomized controlled trial

    Pregnant women and their fetus belong to a sensitive group in response to air pollution hazards. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a theory-based educational program to change pollutio...

    Marzieh Araban, Sedigheh Sadat Tavafian, Saeed Motesaddi Zarandi, Ali Reza Hidarnia, Andrea Burri and Ali Montazeri

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:26

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  9. Research article

    Determinants of polyunsaturated fatty acid concentrations in erythrocytes of pregnant Japanese women from a birth cohort study: study protocol and baseline findings of an adjunct study of the Japan environment & Children’s study

    N-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA) may have multiple beneficial effects on the outcome of pregnancy, maternal health and child development. The present study introduced the protocol of a birth cohort s...

    Shoji Saito, Terue Kawabata, Nozomi Tatsuta, Fumiko Kimura, Teruo Miyazawa, Satoshi Mizuno, Hidekazu Nishigori, Takahiro Arima, Yasuo Kagawa, Kouichi Yoshimasu, Kanami Tsuno, Yuki Ito, Michihiro Kamijima, Kunihiko Nakai and Nobuo Yaegashi

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:22

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  10. Research article

    Prevalence and risk factors associated with hypertension and prehypertension in a working population at high altitude in China: a cross-sectional study

    Little information is available on the epidemiology of hypertension and prehypertension at high altitude in China, the aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of hypertension, prehypertension and the...

    Yang Shen, Chun Chang, Jingru Zhang, Ying Jiang, Bingying Ni and Yanling Wang

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:19

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  11. Research article

    Potential predictors of susceptibility to occupational stress in Japanese novice nurses - a pilot study

    Occupational stress is a known factor behind employee resignations; thus, early identification of individuals prone to such stress is important. Accordingly, in this pilot study we evaluated potential predicto...

    Shinobu Okita, Satoshi Daitoku, Masaharu Abe, Emi Arimura, Hitoshi Setoyama, Chihaya Koriyama, Miharu Ushikai, Hiroaki Kawaguchi and Masahisa Horiuchi

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:20

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  12. Research article

    Age at first birth and long-term mortality for mothers: the Ohsaki cohort study

    Although maternal age at first birth has been rising in many developed countries, its long-term effects on the health of the mothers themselves are unclear. In this study, we investigated the relationship betw...

    Taichi Sakai, Yumi Sugawara, Ikue Watanabe, Takashi Watanabe, Yasutake Tomata, Naoki Nakaya and Ichiro Tsuji

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:24

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  13. Research article

    Changes in the numbers of patients with acute gastroenteritis after voluntary introduction of the rotavirus vaccine in a Japanese children’s primary emergency medical center

    Acute gastroenteritis (AGE) is a major reason for presentation to pediatric primary emergency medical centers. Because rotavirus vaccines were introduced in November 2011 for voluntary vaccination in Japan, we...

    Ichiro Morioka, Naohiro Kamiyoshi, Masahiro Nishiyama, Tomohiko Yamamura, Shogo Minamikawa, Sota Iwatani, Hiroaki Nagase, Kandai Nozu, Noriyuki Nishimura, Mariko Taniguchi-Ikeda, Kazuto Ishibashi, Akihito Ishida and Kazumoto Iijima

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:15

    Published on: 31 March 2017

  14. Regular Article

    Radio-protective effect and mechanism of 4-Acetamido-2,2,6,6- tetramethylpiperidin-1-oxyl in HUVEC cells

    To search for more effective radiation protectors with minimal toxicity, a water-soluble nitroxides Acetamido-Tempol (AA-Tempol) was evaluated for potential radioprotective properties in HUVEC cells (Human Umb...

    Feng Wang, Peng Gao, Ling Guo, Ping Meng, Yuexing Fan, Yongbin Chen, Yanyun Lin, Guozhen Guo, Guirong Ding and Haibo Wang

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:14

    Published on: 24 March 2017

  15. Regular Article

    Occupation exposed to road-traffic emissions and respiratory health among Congolese transit workers, particularly bus conductors, in Kinshasa: a cross-sectional study

    Road-traffic emissions (RTE) induce adverse health effects, notably respiratory symptoms and respiratory diseases, as a result of pollutants deposited into the respiratory tract. The aim of this study was to e...

    Etongola Papy Mbelambela, Ryoji Hirota, Masamitsu Eitoku, Sifa Marie Joelle Muchanga, Hidenori Kiyosawa, Kahoko Yasumitsu-Lovell, Ontshick Leader Lawanga and Narufumi Suganuma

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:11

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  16. Regular Article

    Nurses’ willingness to care for patients infected with HIV or Hepatitis B / C in Vietnam

    This study examined the factors associated with nurses’ willingness to care for patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or hepatitis B or C virus (HBV/HCV) in Vietnam.

    Tomohiro Ishimaru, Koji Wada, Huong Thi Xuan Hoang, Anh Thi My Bui, Hung Dinh Nguyen, Hung Le and Derek R. Smith

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:9

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  17. Regular Article

    Alteration in plasma free amino acid levels and its association with gout

    Studies on the association of plasma-free amino acids with gout are very limited and produced conflicting results. Therefore, we sought to explore and characterize the plasma-free amino acid (PFAA) profile in ...

    MH Mahbub, Natsu Yamaguchi, Hidekazu Takahashi, Ryosuke Hase, Hiroki Amano, Mikiko Kobayashi-Miura, Hideyuki Kanda, Yasuyuki Fujita, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Mai Yamamoto, Shinya Kikuchi, Atsuko Ikeda, Naoko Kageyama, Mina Nakamura, Yasutaka Ishimaru, Hiroshi Sunagawa…

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:7

    Published on: 16 March 2017

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