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  1. Content type: Research article

    Although ethanol is known to inhibit platelet aggregation, the effects of another variant of alcohol, methanol, have not been reported. The purpose of this study was to determine whether methanol and its metab...

    Authors: Mikio Marumo and Ichiro Wakabayashi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:81

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Most studies have investigated the association between parental socioeconomic factors and dental caries in children based on educational and income levels; studies focusing on parental occupation, however, hav...

    Authors: Hiromasa Kato, Keiko Tanaka, Ken Shimizu, Chisato Nagata, Shinya Furukawa, Masashi Arakawa and Yoshihiro Miyake

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:80

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Chronic noise exposure has been associated with tau hyperphosphorylation and Alzheimer’s disease (AD)-like pathological changes, but the underlying mechanism is unknown. In this study, we explored the effects ...

    Authors: Zhihui Gai, Donghong Su, Yawen Wang, Wenlong Li, Bo Cui, Kang Li, Xiaojun She and Rui Wang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:79

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Neuropsychological effects of considerably low levels of lead exposure are observed in children, and a reliable and possibly painless technique that can detect such levels is required for the assessment of suc...

    Authors: Nozomi Tatsuta, Kunihiko Nakai, Miyuki Iwai-Shimada, Futoshi Mizutani, Katsuyuki Murata, Yoichi Chisaki and Hiroshi Satoh

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:78

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Triglycerides are reported to be positively associated with blood pressure (both systolic and diastolic). However, in a previous study, we reported a significant positive association between triglycerides and ...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:77

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  6. Content type: Research article

    This retrospective study evaluated the influence of the joint impact of habitual exercise and glycemic control on the incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) during a 6-year follow-up period in middle-aged a...

    Authors: Ryoma Michishita, Takuro Matsuda, Shotaro Kawakami, Satoshi Tanaka, Akira Kiyonaga, Hiroaki Tanaka, Natsumi Morito and Yasuki Higaki

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:76

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The p.R4810K and other rare variants of ring finger protein 213 gene (RNF213) were illustrated as susceptibility variants for moyamoya (MMD) and non-moyamoya intracranial artery stenosis/occlusion disease (ICASO)...

    Authors: Xin Liao, Jing Deng, Wenjie Dai, Tong Zhang and Junxia Yan

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:75

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  8. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to examine the level of perception of the technical terms related to the effect of radiation on the human body among residents of the six prefectures of Miyagi, Fukushima, Tokyo, Aichi, Hirosh...

    Authors: Yoshitoku Yoshida, Yasuko Yoshida, Emiko Isogai, Takashi Hayase, Kozue Nakamura, Mitsuo Saito and Koji Arizono

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:73

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Heterocyclic aromatic amines (HAAs) may confer prostate cancer risk; however, the evidence is inconclusive and the activity of HAA-metabolizing enzymes is modulated by gene variants. The purpose of our study w...

    Authors: Masahide Koda, Motoki Iwasaki, Yuko Yamano, Xi Lu and Takahiko Katoh

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:72

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  10. Content type: Review article

    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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:71

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  11. Content type: Review article

    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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:70

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  12. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Machi Suka, Takashi Yamauchi and Hiroyuki Yanagisawa

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:69

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  13. Content type: Commentary

    Amid the effects of global warming, Tokyo has become an increasingly hot city, especially during the summertime. To prepare for the upcoming 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, all participants, inc...

    Authors: Takeyasu Kakamu, Koji Wada, Derek R. Smith, Shota Endo and Tetsuhito Fukushima

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:68

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  14. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:67

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  15. Content type: Research article

    This study aims to assess the hepatoprotective potential of Commelina nudiflora against CCl4-induced hepatic injury in rats.

    Authors: Muhammad Dawood Shah, Urban J.A. D’Souza and Mohammad Iqbal

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:66

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Little is known concerning the lifestyle habits and health conditions in community-dwelling elderly who do not get medical care. We investigated the cross-sectional association between medical expenses (ME) an...

    Authors: Kimiko Tomioka, Norio Kurumatani and Hiroshi Hosoi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:65

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  17. Content type: Research article

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

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:64

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  18. Content type: Research

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:63

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  19. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:62

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  20. Content type: Review article

    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’...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:61

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  21. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:59

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Members of the genus Acanthamoeba are widely distributed throughout the world, and some of them are considered pathogenic, as they are capable of causing corneal and central nervous system diseases. In this study...

    Authors: Yinghua Xuan, Yanqin Shen, Yuxi Ge, Gen Yan and Shanzi Zheng

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:58

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