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  1. The Rugby World Cup (RWC) is one of the biggest international mega sports events in the world. This study was conducted to identify and evaluate the volume, nature, and severity of spectator medical care in th...

    Authors: Takuya Tajima, Yuji Takazawa, Mutsuo Yamada, Takuro Moriya, Haruhiko Sato, Junichiro Higashihara, Yukimasa Toyama, Etsuo Chosa, Akihiko Nakamura and Ichiro Kono

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:72

    Content type: Research article

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  2. This study aims to understand the extent of adolescents’ attempts to quit using tobacco and the factors influencing such attempts in Korea, using a descriptive, cross-sectional design and secondary data analys...

    Authors: Mi-Jung Kang, Hyunjin Lee and Mirae Jo

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:71

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Resveratrol has been shown to inhibit platelet aggregation. However, the mechanism for this action of resveratrol remains to be clarified. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the Ca2+-related mechanism for...

    Authors: Mikio Marumo, Kazumi Ekawa and Ichiro Wakabayashi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:70

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The absence of thyroid cysts may indicate latent thyroid damage, as demonstrated in our previous study. However, the association between the absence of thyroid cysts and latent functional damage of the thyroid...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Yuko Nabeshima-Kimura, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Yuko Noguchi, Yasuhiro Nagata, Takahiro Maeda and Naomi Hayashida

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:69

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Particulate matter (PM) < 2.5 μm (PM2.5) or fine PM is a serious public health concern. It affects DNA methylation and heightens carcinogenesis. Deleted in lung and esophageal cancer 1 (DLEC1) is a tumor suppress...

    Authors: Ying-Hsiang Chou, Disline Manli Tantoh, Ming-Chi Wu, Yeu-Sheng Tyan, Pei-Hsin Chen, Oswald Ndi Nfor, Shu-Yi Hsu, Chao-Yu Shen, Chien-Ning Huang and Yung-Po Liaw

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:68

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Globally, over four million deaths are attributed to exposure to household air pollution (HAP) annually. Evidence of the association between exposure to HAP and under-five mortality in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)...

    Authors: Fanuel Meckson Bickton, Latif Ndeketa, Grace Thandekire Sibande, Juvenal Nkeramahame, Chipiliro Payesa and Edith B. Milanzi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:67

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), a new zoonotic agent that emerged in December 2019, causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This infection can be spread by asymptomatic, p...

    Authors: Kenichi Azuma, U Yanagi, Naoki Kagi, Hoon Kim, Masayuki Ogata and Motoya Hayashi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:66

    Content type: Review article

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  8. Occupational noise-induced hearing loss (ONIHL) is the most prevalent occupational disease in the world. The goal of this study was to review the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and preventive measures of ONIHL am...

    Authors: Kou-Huang Chen, Shih-Bin Su and Kow-Tong Chen

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:65

    Content type: Review article

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  9. The burden of dementia is growing rapidly and has become a medical and social problem in Japan. Prospective cohort studies have been considered an effective methodology to clarify the risk factors and the etio...

    Authors: Toshiharu Ninomiya, Shigeyuki Nakaji, Tetsuya Maeda, Masahito Yamada, Masaru Mimura, Kenji Nakashima, Takaaki Mori, Minoru Takebayashi, Tomoyuki Ohara, Jun Hata, Yoshihiro Kokubo, Kazuhiro Uchida, Yasuyuki Taki, Shuzo Kumagai, Koji Yonemoto, Hisako Yoshida…

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:64

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Need to a simple, available, accurate, comprehensive, and valid indicator is felt to assess thermal effects. Therefore, the present study was aimed to develop and validate the environmental heat strain risk as...

    Authors: Saeid Yazdanirad, Farideh Golbabaei, Abbas Rahimi Foroushani, Mohammad Reza Monazzam and Habibollah Dehghan

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:63

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Tobacco consumption causes almost 638,000 premature deaths per year in India. This study sought to examine the prevalence and determinants of tobacco use among men in India.

    Authors: Md Shariful Islam, K. M. Saif-Ur-Rahman, Md. Mofijul Islam Bulbul and Deepak Singh

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:62

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The coronavirus pandemic has transformed and continues to transform and affect the daily lives of communities worldwide, particularly due to the lockdown restrictions. Therefore, this study was designed to und...

    Authors: Wafaa Husain and Fatemah Ashkanani

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:61

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Improving and maintaining the health of mothers and newborns is indisputably a global priority, especially during a pandemic. This study intends to examine the factors associated with cesarean section (CS) dur...

    Authors: Jian Zhang, Yumei Zhang, Yidi Ma, Yalei Ke, Shanshan Huo, Liping He, Wenjuan Luo, Jing Li and Ai Zhao

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:60

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Asbestos exposure is known to cause malignant mesothelioma, which is associated with poor prognosis. We focused on and examined the effect of asbestos exposure on the differentiation and function of cytotoxic ...

    Authors: Naoko Kumagai-Takei, Yasumitsu Nishimura, Megumi Maeda, Hiroaki Hayashi, Hidenori Matsuzaki, Suni Lee, Kei Yoshitome, Tatsuo Ito and Takemi Otsuki

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:59

    Content type: Review article

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  15. Occupational exposure to blood and body fluids is a major risk factor for the transmission of blood-borne infections to healthcare workers. There are several primary studies in Ethiopia yet they might not be a...

    Authors: Biniyam Sahiledengle, Yohannes Tekalegn, Demelash Woldeyohannes and Bruce John Edward Quisido

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:58

    Content type: Review article

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  16. At the end of 2019, the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) severely damaged and endangered people’s lives. The public health emergency management system in China has played an essential role in ha...

    Authors: Juan Li, Yuhang Zhu, Jianing Feng, Weijing Meng, Kseniia Begma, Gaopei Zhu, Xiaoxuan Wang, Di Wu, Fuyan Shi and Suzhen Wang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:57

    Content type: Research article

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  17. We previously demonstrated that continuous exposure to nitrous acid gas (HONO) for 4 weeks, at a concentration of 3.6 parts per million (ppm), induced pulmonary emphysema-like alterations in guinea pigs. In ad...

    Authors: Masayuki Ohyama, Hiroshi Nishimura, Kenichi Azuma, Chika Minejima, Norimichi Takenaka and Shuichi Adachi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:56

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The ongoing pandemic coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) remains a significant issue for global health, economics, and society. In order to balance epidemic control and economic recovery, many countries have suc...

    Authors: Xiucheng Liu, Wei Zhuang, Xiaoyu Quan, Yeqing Zhou, Hao Qin, Chenghang Zou and Hao Zhang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:55

    Content type: Short communication

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  19. Many studies have already reported on the relationship between exercise habits and health among schoolchildren. However, few have examined social and/or family factors as determinants of exercise habits.

    Authors: Satomi Sawa, Michikazu Sekine, Masaaki Yamada, Yugo Fukazawa and Yusuke Hiraku

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:54

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Pilea umbrosa (Urticaceae) is used by local communities (district Abbotabad) for liver disorders, as anticancer, in rheumatism and in skin disorders.

    Authors: Irum Naz, Muhammad Rashid Khan, Jawaid Ahmed Zai, Riffat Batool, Zartash Zahra and Aemin Tahir

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:53

    Content type: Research article

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  21. This study estimated the effects of weekend and off-hour childbirth and the size of perinatal medical care center on the incidence of cerebral palsy.

    Authors: Satoshi Toyokawa, Junichi Hasegawa, Tsuyomu Ikenoue, Yuri Asano, Emi Jojima, Shoji Satoh, Tomoaki Ikeda, Kiyotake Ichizuka, Satoru Takeda, Nanako Tamiya, Akihito Nakai, Keiya Fujimori, Tsugio Maeda, Hideaki Masuzaki, Hideaki Suzuki and Shigeru Ueda

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:52

    Content type: Research article

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  22. China has the largest elderly population in the world; little attention has been paid to the mental health of elderly in areas of extreme poverty. This is the first study to investigate the mental health of th...

    Authors: Yin Yang, Hui Deng, Qingqing Yang, Xianbin Ding, Deqiang Mao, Xiaosong Ma, Bangzhong Xiao and Zhaohui Zhong

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:51

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  23. From 2010 to 2015, there was a twofold growth of new HIV/AIDS infection in Beijing among young students aged 15–24. HIV/AIDS education was found effective in promoting positive behavior change related to HIV/A...

    Authors: Yunting Zheng, Xin Zhang, Xinying Sun, Yuhui Shi and Chun Chang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:50

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The health hazards of indoor air pollution are well-established but studies of the health effects due to pollution from heating are rare. This study investigated the association of heating and disability for a...

    Authors: Qing Wang and Jose A. Tapia Granados

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:49

    Content type: Research article

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  25. In the wake of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, people need to practice social distancing in order to protect themselves from SARS-CoV-2 infection. In such stressful situations, remote cardiac...

    Authors: Atsuko Nakayama, Naoko Takayama, Momoko Kobayashi, Kanako Hyodo, Naomi Maeshima, Fujiwara Takayuki, Hiroyuki Morita and Issei Komuro

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:48

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Helmet use reduces the risk and severity of head injury and death due to road traffic crash among motorcyclists. The protective efficacy of different types of helmets varies. Wearing firmly fastened full-face ...

    Authors: Naveen Kikkeri Hanumantha Setty, Gautham Melur Sukumar, Sumanth Mallikarjun Majgi, Akhil Dhanesh Goel, Prem Prakash Sharma and Manasa Brahmanandam Anand

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:47

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Preventing the need for long-term care (LTC) by identifying physical function risk factors are important to decrease the LTC burden. The objective of this study was to investigate whether grip strength and/or ...

    Authors: Werayuth Srithumsuk, Mai Kabayama, Kayo Godai, Nonglak Klinpudtan, Ken Sugimoto, Hiroshi Akasaka, Yoichi Takami, Yasushi Takeya, Koichi Yamamoto, Saori Yasumoto, Yasuyuki Gondo, Yasumichi Arai, Yukie Masui, Tatsuro Ishizaki, Hiroshi Shimokata, Hiromi Rakugi…

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:46

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  28. High salt intake increases blood pressure, and dietary salt intake has been clearly demonstrated to be associated with hypertension incidence. Japanese people consume higher amounts of salt than Westerners. It...

    Authors: Koji Ito

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:45

    Content type: Review article

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  29. Petrol is the non-specific term for petroleum which is used for inside combustion of engines. Petrol filling workers are highly vulnerable to occupational exposure to these harmful substances which lead to hem...

    Authors: Sisay Getu, Elias Shiferaw and Mulugeta Melku

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:44

    Content type: Research article

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  30. World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that viral load ([VL) is a primary tool that clinicians and researchers have used to monitor patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART), an antiviral drug against retro...

    Authors: Mulugeta Melku, Gizachew Abebe, Amanuel Teketel, Fikir Asrie, Aregawi Yalew, Belete Biadgo, Eyuel Kassa, Debasu Damtie and Degefaye Zelalem Anlay

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:43

    Content type: Research article

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  31. To verify the association between sleep duration and television time with cardiometabolic risk and the moderating role of age, gender, and skin color/ethnicity in this relationship among adolescents.

    Authors: Ana Paula Sehn, Anelise Reis Gaya, Arieli Fernandes Dias, Caroline Brand, Jorge Mota, Karin Allor Pfeiffer, Javier Brazo Sayavera, Jane Dagmar Pollo Renner and Cézane Priscila Reuter

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:42

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Limited evidence exists regarding the relationship between central-to-peripheral fat ratio measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and subsequent cardiometabolic risk in both pediatric and adult pop...

    Authors: Katsuyasu Kouda, Masayuki Iki, Yuki Fujita, Harunobu Nakamura, Masami Hamada, Kazuhiro Uenishi, Mari Miyake and Toshimasa Nishiyama

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:41

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Although nurses’ workplace social capital for a healthy work environment has received considerable attention, few scales about nurses’ workplace social capital are based on the attributes of clinical settings ...

    Authors: Kensuke Norikoshi, Toshio Kobayashi, Keiji Tabuchi and Sanae Oriyama

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:40

    Content type: Research article

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  34. The incidence of melanoma increased rapidly throughout the last decades, with overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation being an established risk factor. Due to their intensive sun exposure, many student athl...

    Authors: Friederike Stölzel, Michaela Wolff, Vera Fieber, Melanie Glausch, Claudia Wachs, Eckhard Breitbart, Martin Bornhäuser and Nadja Seidel

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:39

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Many studies have investigated heavy metal exposure could increase the occurrence of congenital heart defects (CHDs). However, there are limited data regarding the relationship between cobalt exposure and CHD ...

    Authors: Nannan Zhang, Shuihua Yang, Jiaxiang Yang, Ying Deng, Shengli Li, Nana Li, Xinlin Chen, Ping Yu, Zhen Liu and Jun Zhu

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:38

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  36. Few studies have specifically addressed quality of life issues for elderly hospice patients. The purpose of this study is to explore various factors and service patterns of the quality of life of end-of-life c...

    Authors: Li Wang and Zhizhong Wang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:36

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Raising awareness and educating people regarding practices for skin cancer or melanoma prevention are critical in the context of the adversely increasing effects of global climate change. This study aimed to e...

    Authors: Trang H. T. Nguyen, Bach X. Tran, Sau H. Nguyen, Carl A. Latkin, Cuong T. Nguyen, Son H. Nguyen, Hai Q. Pham, Cyrus S. H. Ho, Roger C. M. Ho and Jin-Kyoung Oh

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:35

    Content type: Research article

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  38. In Taiwan, high-risk patients have been identified and tested for preventing community spread of COVID-19. Most sample collection was performed in emergency departments (EDs). Traditional sample collection req...

    Authors: Po-Ting Lin, Ting-Yuan Ni, Tren-Yi Chen, Chih-Pei Su, Hsiao-Fen Sun, Mu-Kuan Chen, Chu-Chung Chou, Po-Yu Wang and Yan-Ren Lin

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:34

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  39. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) are dramatically increased in the world due to the advancement of technology and competitiveness of markets. There were limited studies carried out regarding WMSD...

    Authors: Dereje Dagne, Solomon Mekonnen Abebe and Atalay Getachew

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:33

    Content type: Research article

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  40. The neurotoxicity of general anesthesia to the developing human brains is controversial. We assessed the associations between surgery under general anesthesia in infancy and development at age 1 year using the...

    Authors: Yoshiko Kobayashi, Narumi Tokuda, Sho Adachi, Yasuhiro Takeshima, Munetaka Hirose and Masayuki Shima

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:32

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Various treatments for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are utilized in clinical practice; however, the prognosis is still poor on account of high recurrence rates. DNA methylation levels of CpG islands around p...

    Authors: Junya Matsushita, Takehiro Suzuki, Kazuyuki Okamura, Gaku Ichihara and Keiko Nohara

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:31

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Methylmercury is an environmental pollutant that causes neurotoxicity. Recent studies have reported that the ubiquitin-proteasome system is involved in defense against methylmercury toxicity through the degrad...

    Authors: Jin-Yong Lee, Gi-Wook Hwang, Akira Naganuma and Masahiko Satoh

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:30

    Content type: Review article

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  43. Plastics are extensively used in our daily life. However, a significant amount of plastic waste is discharged to the environment directly or via improper reuse or recycling. Degradation of plastic waste genera...

    Authors: Baorong Jiang, Alexandra E Kauffman, Lei Li, Wayne McFee, Bo Cai, John Weinstein, Jamie R Lead, Saurabh Chatterjee, Geoffrey I Scott and Shuo Xiao

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:29

    Content type: Review article

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  44. Sick building syndrome (SBS) refers to the combination of symptoms experienced by occupants of specific building characteristics. This study investigated the associations of children’s lifestyle behaviors, all...

    Authors: Rahel Mesfin Ketema, Atsuko Araki, Yu Ait Bamai, Takeshi Saito and Reiko Kishi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:28

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Adjuvants used in inactivated vaccines often upregulate type 2 immunity, which is dominant in allergic diseases. We hypothesised that cumulative adjuvant exposure in infancy may influence the development of al...

    Authors: Kiwako Yamamoto-Hanada, Kyongsun Pak, Mayako Saito-Abe, Limin Yang, Miori Sato, Hidetoshi Mezawa, Hatoko Sasaki, Minaho Nishizato, Mizuho Konishi, Kazue Ishitsuka, Kenji Matsumoto, Hirohisa Saito and Yukihiro Ohya

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:27

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Most studies have reported that suicide mortality rates are negatively associated with lithium levels in tap water; however, a few studies showed either no association or a positive association. Thus, the asso...

    Authors: Naomi Kozaka, Shouhei Takeuchi, Nobuyoshi Ishii, Takeshi Terao and Yoshiki Kuroda

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:26

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Emerging evidence implicates excess weight as a potential risk factor for hearing loss. However, this association remained inconclusive. Therefore, we aimed to systematically and quantitatively review the publ...

    Authors: Jin-Rong Yang, Khemayanto Hidayat, Cai-Long Chen, Yun-Hong Li, Jia-Ying Xu and Li-Qiang Qin

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:25

    Content type: Review article

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  48. The Japanese health and welfare industry has a shortage of professional caregivers, and work-related accidents and injuries among this group are therefore especially critical issues. This study aimed to examin...

    Authors: Maki Tei-tominaga and Miharu Nakanishi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:24

    Content type: Research article

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  49. The aim in this literature review was (1) to explore the physiologically and psychologically therapeutic benefits of forest bathing on adults suffering from pre-hypertension or hypertension, and (2) to identif...

    Authors: Katherine Ka-Yin Yau and Alice Yuen Loke

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:23

    Content type: Review article

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The editors of Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal.

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