Articles

Sort by
Previous Page Page 1 of 5 Next Page
  1. Review article

    Health and well-being benefits of spending time in forests: systematic review

    Numerous studies have reported that spending time in nature is associated with the improvement of various health outcomes and well-being. This review evaluated the physical and psychological benefits of a spec...

    Byeongsang Oh, Kyung Ju Lee, Chris Zaslawski, Albert Yeung, David Rosenthal, Linda Larkey and Michael Back

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:71

    Published on: 18 October 2017

  2. Review article

    The different roles of innate immune receptors in inflammation and carcinogenesis between races

    Innate immune factors exert widespread effects on cytokine secretion, cell survival, autophagy, and apoptosis. Nucleotide-binding and oligomerization domain-like receptors (NLRs) are members of the innate immu...

    Natsu Yamaguchi, Yoshimi Suzuki, M. H. Mahbub, Hidekazu Takahashi, Ryosuke Hase, Yasutaka Ishimaru, Hiroshi Sunagawa, Rie Watanabe, Yoshinobu Eishi and Tsuyoshi Tanabe

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:70

    Published on: 11 October 2017

  3. Research article

    Perceived effectiveness rating scales applied to insomnia help-seeking messages for middle-aged Japanese people: a validity and reliability study

    Communicating health messages is an important way to influence people’s behaviors towards health issues. Providers need to incorporate audience’s perspective to design more persuasive messages. This study aime...

    Machi Suka, Takashi Yamauchi and Hiroyuki Yanagisawa

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:69

    Published on: 29 September 2017

  4. Letter to the Editor

    Comments on “Association of excessive mobile phone use during pregnancy with birth weight: an adjunct study in Kumamoto of Japan Environment and Children’s Study”

    We have read with interest the article by Lu et al. entitled “Association of excessive mobile phone use during pregnancy with birth weight: an adjunct study in Kumamoto of Japan Environment and Children’s Stud...

    Ghazal Mortazavi, S.A.R. Mortazavi and S.M.J. Mortazavi

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:67

    Published on: 16 September 2017

  5. Research article

    Increase in the prevalence of hypertension among adults exposed to the Great Chinese Famine during early life

    This study aimed to assess the association between exposure to the Great Chinese Famine (1959–1961) during early life and hypertension in adulthood.

    Lingli Liu, Xianglong Xu, Huan Zeng, Yong Zhang, Zumin Shi, Fan Zhang, Xianqing Cao, Yao Jie Xie, Cesar Reis and Yong Zhao

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:64

    Published on: 25 August 2017

  6. Research

    Enterococcus hirae biofilm formation on hospital material surfaces and effect of new biocides

    Nowadays, the bacterial contamination in the hospital environment is of particular concern because the hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), also known as nosocomial infections, are responsible for significant ...

    Silvia Di Lodovico, Valentina Cataldi, Emanuela Di Campli, Elisabetta Ancarani, Luigina Cellini and Mara Di Giulio

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:63

    Published on: 2 August 2017

  7. Research article

    Impact of single nucleotide polymorphism on short stature and reduced tongue pressure among community-dwelling elderly Japanese participants: a cross-sectional study

    Asian-specific single nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs) (rs3782886) is reported to be associated with myocardial infarction; sarcopenia is reported to be associated with coronary subclinical atherosclerosis. On t...

    Yuji Shimizu, Shimpei Sato, Yuko Noguchi, Jun Koyamatsu, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Miho Higashi, Mako Nagayoshi, Koichiro Kadota, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Yasuhiro Nagata, Noboru Takamura and Takahiro Maeda

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:62

    Published on: 27 July 2017

  8. Review article

    Japan Environment and Children’s Study: backgrounds, activities, and future directions in global perspectives

    There is worldwide concern about the effects of environmental factors on children’s health and development. The Miami Declaration was signed at the G8 Environment Ministers Meeting in 1997 to promote children’...

    Kazue Ishitsuka, Shoji F. Nakayama, Reiko Kishi, Chisato Mori, Zentaro Yamagata, Yukihiro Ohya, Toshihiro Kawamoto and Michihiro Kamijima

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:61

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  9. Research article

    Association between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) severity and ego structure of the Nanai people

    A man-made chemical disaster occurred in the Amur River, leading to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the Nanai people indigenous to the river’s surrounding area. PTSD severity measured by the total scor...

    Yoko Ota, Natalia Korshunova, Masashi Demura, Midori Katsuyama, Hironobu Katsuyama, Sri Ratna Rahayu and Kiyofumi Saijoh

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:59

    Published on: 10 July 2017

  10. Short communication

    Comparison between air pollution concentrations measured at the nearest monitoring station to the delivery hospital and those measured at stations nearest the residential postal code regions of pregnant women in Fukuoka

    Numerous earlier studies examining the association of air pollution with maternal and foetal health estimated maternal exposure to air pollutants based on the women’s residential addresses. However, residentia...

    Takehiro Michikawa, Seiichi Morokuma, Hiroshi Nitta, Kiyoko Kato and Shin Yamazaki

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:55

    Published on: 13 June 2017

  11. Review article

    Search for biomarkers of asbestos exposure and asbestos-induced cancers in investigations of the immunological effects of asbestos

    The immunological effects of asbestos exposure on various lymphocytes such as the regulatory T cell (Treg), responder CD4+ T helper cell (Tresp), CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL), and natural killer (NK) cel...

    Hidenori Matsuzaki, Naoko Kumagai-Takei, Suni Lee, Megumi Maeda, Nagisa Sada, Tamayo Hatayama, Shoko Yamamoto, Miho Ikeda, Kei Yoshitome, Yu Min, Yasumitsu Nishimura and Takemi Otsuki

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:53

    Published on: 9 June 2017

  12. Research article

    Association of excessive mobile phone use during pregnancy with birth weight: an adjunct study in Kumamoto of Japan Environment and Children’s Study

    Low birth weight has been shown to be closely associated with neonatal mortality and morbidity, inhibited growth, poor cognitive development, and chronic diseases later in life. Some studies have also shown th...

    Xi Lu, Masako Oda, Takashi Ohba, Hiroshi Mitsubuchi, Shota Masuda and Takahiko Katoh

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:52

    Published on: 8 June 2017

  13. Study Protocol

    Analysis of the evidence-practice gap to facilitate proper medical care for the elderly: investigation, using databases, of utilization measures for National Database of Health Insurance Claims and Specific Health Checkups of Japan (NDB)

    As Japan becomes a super-aging society, presentation of the best ways to provide medical care for the elderly, and the direction of that care, are important national issues. Elderly people have multi-morbidity...

    Takeo Nakayama, Yuichi Imanaka, Yasushi Okuno, Genta Kato, Tomohiro Kuroda, Rei Goto, Shiro Tanaka, Hiroshi Tamura, Shunichi Fukuhara, Shingo Fukuma, Manabu Muto, Motoko Yanagita and Yosuke Yamamoto

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:51

    Published on: 6 June 2017

  14. Research article

    Association between perceived neighborhood environment and health of middle-aged women living in rapidly changing urban Mongolia

    This study was conducted in rapidly urbanizing Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, to examine patterns of perceived neighborhood quality by residents and the associations between these patterns and self-reported general an...

    Tserendulam Shagdarsuren, Keiko Nakamura and Layla McCay

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:50

    Published on: 31 May 2017

  15. Research article

    Organochlorine pesticide level in patients with chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology and its association with renal function

    Involvement of agrochemicals have been suggested in the development of chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu). The association between CKDu and blood level of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) in CKD...

    Rishila Ghosh, Manushi Siddarth, Neeru Singh, Vipin Tyagi, Pawan Kumar Kare, Basu Dev Banerjee, Om Prakash Kalra and Ashok Kumar Tripathi

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:49

    Published on: 26 May 2017

  16. Research article

    The Hokkaido Birth Cohort Study on Environment and Children’s Health: cohort profile—updated 2017

    The Hokkaido Study on Environment and Children’s Health is an ongoing study consisting of two birth cohorts of different population sizes: the Sapporo cohort and the Hokkaido cohort. Our primary study goals ar...

    Reiko Kishi, Atsuko Araki, Machiko Minatoya, Tomoyuki Hanaoka, Chihiro Miyashita, Sachiko Itoh, Sumitaka Kobayashi, Yu Ait Bamai, Keiko Yamazaki, Ryu Miura, Naomi Tamura, Kumiko Ito and Houman Goudarzi

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:46

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  17. Research article

    Characteristics of stepfamilies and maternal mental health compared with non-stepfamilies in Japan

    Stepfamilies remain poorly understood in Japanese society, and the support needs of stepfamily mothers are unclear. This study aimed to identify characteristics of stepfamilies and maternal mental health as co...

    Masako Sugimoto and Yoshie Yokoyama

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:48

    Published on: 18 May 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:57

Previous Page Page 1 of 5 Next Page