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  1. Content type: Research article

    The number of patients with depressive symptoms worldwide is increasing steadily, and the prevalence of depression among caregivers is high. Therefore, the present study aimed to identify the effects of indivi...

    Authors: Junhyun Kwon, Eun-Cheol Park, Woorim Kim, Dong-Woo Choi and Sung-In Jang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:49

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  2. Content type: Review article

    The plasticizer di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) has been widely used in the manufacture of polyvinyl chloride-containing products such as medical and consumer goods. Humans can easily be exposed to it becaus...

    Authors: Yuki Ito, Michihiro Kamijima and Tamie Nakajima

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:47

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  3. Content type: Research article

    In recent years, many of Japanese workers have complained of fatigue and stress, considering them as risk factors for depression. Studies have found that “forest bathing” (Shinrin-yoku) has positive physiologi...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:46

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  4. Content type: Research article

    More than half of the disease burden in Uganda can be prevented through improving water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). In slum communities, water supply is insufficient but also highly contaminated; therefor...

    Authors: Charles Ssemugabo, Solomon Tsebeni Wafula, Rawlance Ndejjo, Frederick Oporia, Jimmy Osuret, David Musoke and Abdullah Ali Halage

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:45

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Slow-motion training, which comprises exercising using extremely slow-movements, yields a training effect like that of high-intensity training, even when the applied load is small. We developed a slow-training...

    Authors: Kanae Kanda, Yutaka Mori, Kunihisa Yamasaki, Hiroko Kitano, Aya Kanda and Tomohiro Hirao

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:44

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Failure to provide adequate sanitation services to all people is perhaps the greatest development failure. Globally, billions of people have no access to improved sanitation facilities. Though the link between...

    Authors: Zemichael Gizaw, Gashaw Andargie Biks, Mezgebu Yitayal, Geta Asrade Alemayehu, Kassahun Alemu, Tadesse Awoke, Adino Tesfahun Tsegaye, Amare Tariku, Terefe Derso, Solomon Mekonnen Abebe and Mulugeta Bayisa Chala

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:43

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  7. Content type: Research article

    We reported that human T cell leukemia virus 1 (HTLV-1) infection is positively associated with atherosclerosis. Recent evidence has revealed a close association of periodontitis with atherosclerosis, endothel...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Masayasu Kitamura, Reiko Furugen, Takahiro Iwasaki, Hideki Fukuda, Hideaki Hayashida, Koji Kawasaki, Kairi Kiyoura, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Toshiyuki Saito, Atsushi Kawakami and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:42

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Bisphenol A (BPA) is a monomer primarily used in the production of polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins. Bisphenol F (BPF) is apparently the main BPA replacement that is used increasingly. BPF has been detec...

    Authors: Asad Ullah, Madeeha Pirzada, Tayyaba Afsar, Suhail Razak, Ali Almajwal and Sarwat Jahan

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:41

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Placenta previa and placenta accreta associate with high morbidity and mortality for both mothers and fetus. Metal exposure may have relationships with placenta previa and placenta accreta. This study analyzed...

    Authors: Mayumi Tsuji, Eiji Shibata, David J. Askew, Seiichi Morokuma, Yukiyo Aiko, Ayako Senju, Shunsuke Araki, Masafumi Sanefuji, Yasuhiro Ishihara, Rie Tanaka, Koichi Kusuhara and Toshihiro Kawamoto

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:40

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potential (cVEMP) testing is a strong tool that enables objective determination of balance functions in humans. However, it remains unknown whether cVEMP correctly expresses...

    Authors: Reina Negishi-Oshino, Nobutaka Ohgami, Tingchao He, Kyoko Ohgami, Xiang Li and Masashi Kato

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:39

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Few studies investigating associations between fine particulate air pollution and hemorrhagic stroke have considered subtypes. Additionally, less is known about the modification of such association by factors ...

    Authors: Yifeng Qian, Huiting Yu, Binxin Cai, Bo Fang and Chunfang Wang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:38

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The gender-specific characteristics of individuals at an increased risk of developing depression currently remain unclear despite a higher prevalence of depression in women than in men. This study clarified so...

    Authors: Harumitsu Suzuki, Aya Kadota, Nagako Okuda, Takehito Hayakawa, Nobuo Nishi, Yasuyuki Nakamura, Hisatomi Arima, Naoko Miyagawa, Atsushi Satoh, Naomi Miyamatsu, Masahiko Yanagita, Hiroshi Yatsuya, Zentaro Yamagata, Takayoshi Ohkubo, Tomonori Okamura, Hirotsugu Ueshima…

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:37

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Melanin is detectable in various sense organs including the skin in animals. It has been reported that melanin adsorbs toxic elements such as mercury, cadmium, and lead. In this study, we investigated the adso...

    Authors: Wei Chen, Kazunori Hashimoto, Yasuhiro Omata, Nobutaka Ohgami, Akira Tazaki, Yuqi Deng, Lisa Kondo-Ida, Atsushi Intoh and Masashi Kato

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:36

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The effects of prenatal exposure to toxic elements on birth outcomes and child development have been an area of concern. This study aimed to assess the profile of prenatal exposure to toxic elements, arsenic (...

    Authors: Miyuki Iwai-Shimada, Satomi Kameo, Kunihiko Nakai, Kozue Yaginuma-Sakurai, Nozomi Tatsuta, Naoyuki Kurokawa, Shoji F. Nakayama and Hiroshi Satoh

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:35

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Musculoskeletal symptoms often occur in more than one anatomical site. The present study aimed to define specific patterns of multisite musculoskeletal disorders and examine how these patterns are related to c...

    Authors: Maryam Yazdi, Sara Karimi Zeverdegani and Amir Hossein MollaAghaBabaee

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:34

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Bacterial contamination of drinking water is a major public health problem in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa. Unimproved water sources are a major reservoir of Escherichia coli (E. coli) causing severe diarrho...

    Authors: Patrick Gwimbi, Maeti George and Motena Ramphalile

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:33

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Traditional toxicological studies focus on individual compounds. However, this single-compound approach neglects the fact that the mixture exposed to human may act additively or synergistically to induce great...

    Authors: Weifeng Mao, Yan Song, Haixia Sui, Pei Cao and Zhaoping Liu

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:32

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  18. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    In Japan, because the most common site of drowning among patients with epilepsy is the bathtub, showering is generally recommended as an alternative to bathing. We herein report a case involving a female patie...

    Authors: Risako Nakagawa, Wataru Ishii and Masahito Hitosugi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:31

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The persuasive effect of health messages can depend on message features, audience characteristics, and target behaviors. The objective of this study was to compare the responses to persuasive messages encourag...

    Authors: Machi Suka, Takashi Yamauchi and Hiroyuki Yanagisawa

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:29

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  20. Content type: Research article

    To let the early elderly live well, understanding how lifestyle and psychosocial factors related to a decline in competence in daily living is important.

    Authors: Satoe Okabayashi, Takashi Kawamura, Kenji Wakai, Masahiko Ando, Kazuyo Tsushita, Hideki Ohira, Shigekazu Ukawa and Akiko Tamakoshi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:28

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Musculoskeletal disorders are a major source of disability accounting for considerable economic loss globally. Studies showed that housekeepers suffer from exposure to many high-risk factors for neck and upper...

    Authors: Sintayehu Daba Wami, Awrajaw Dessie and Daniel Haile Chercos

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:27

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Hypertension and atherosclerosis are bidirectionally related, while platelet count could serve as an indicator of endothelial repair. Therefore, high platelet counts could be associated with hypertension by in...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Yuko Noguchi, Jun Koyamatsu, Mako Nagayoshi, Kairi Kiyoura, Shoichi Fukui, Mami Tamai, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Kazuhiko Arima and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:26

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The dietary pattern of pregnant women is known to be associated with preterm birth (PTB). We investigated whether PTB was associated with intake of fermented food by using data from the Japan Environment and C...

    Authors: Mika Ito, Ayako Takamori, Satoshi Yoneda, Arihiro Shiozaki, Akiko Tsuchida, Kenta Matsumura, Kei Hamazaki, Noriko Yoneda, Hideki Origasa, Hidekuni Inadera and Shigeru Saito

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:25

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Hyperglycemia is believed to be a risk factor for cognitive decline, but the longitudinal relationship between hyperglycemia and cognitive decline in the Japanese population is unclear. The present study aimed...

    Authors: Rei Otsuka, Yukiko Nishita, Chikako Tange, Makiko Tomida, Fujiko Ando and Hiroshi Shimokata

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:24

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  25. Content type: Research article

    More than 140 million people drink arsenic-contaminated groundwater. It is unknown how much arsenic exposure is necessary to cause neurological impairment. Here, we evaluate the relationship between neurologic...

    Authors: Hitoshi Mochizuki, Khin Phyu Phyu, Myo Nanda Aung, Phyo Wai Zin, Yasunori Yano, Moe Zaw Myint, Win Min Thit, Yuka Yamamoto, Yoshitaka Hishikawa, Kyaw Zin Thant, Masugi Maruyama and Yoshiki Kuroda

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:23

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Health and education are closely linked. However, few studies have explored the correlates of children’s academic performance in Japan. We aimed to investigate comprehensively the associations of low academic ...

    Authors: Masaaki Yamada, Michikazu Sekine, Takashi Tatsuse and Yukiko Asaka

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:22

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Physical activity levels are low among adolescents in Morocco; however, the influences on physical activity behavior of adolescents have not yet been explored in a qualitative study. Here, we explored potentia...

    Authors: El-Ammari Abdelghaffar, El Kazdouh Hicham, Bouftini Siham, El Fakir Samira and El Achhab Youness

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:21

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The association between concentrations of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), carbon monoxide (CO), ozone (O3), and emergency ambulance dispatches (EADs) for asthma was explored in the central Sichuan B...

    Authors: Jianyu Chen, Xianyan Jiang, Chunli Shi, Ruicong Liu, Rong Lu and Li Zhang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:20

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  29. Content type: Review article

    Risk factors for hypertension consist of lifestyle and genetic factors. Family history and twin studies have yielded heritability estimates of BP in the range of 34–67%. The most recent paper of BP GWAS has ex...

    Authors: Yoshihiro Kokubo, Sandosh Padmanabhan, Yoshio Iwashima, Kazumasa Yamagishi and Atsushi Goto

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:19

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Occupational exposure to blood and body fluids (BBFs) is a serious concern for health care workers (HCWs) and presents a major risk factor for transmission of infectious diseases such as hepatitis B virus (HBV...

    Authors: Jemal Yasin, Roman Fisseha, Feleke Mekonnen and Ketsela Yirdaw

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:18

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Road traffic injury is one of the persistent public health challenges in most regions of the world, representing substantial human and economic losses. Annually, about 1.25 million lives are lost, whereas 50 m...

    Authors: Tesfaye Hambisa Mekonnen, Yitayew Ashagrie Tesfaye, Haimanot Gebrehiwot Moges and Resom Berhe Gebremedin

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:17

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Soil-transmitted helminthes (STH) infections are among the most common infections worldwide and affect the most deprived communities. Adequate water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) prevents environmental conta...

    Authors: Zemichael Gizaw, Ayenew Addisu and Henok Dagne

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:16

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  33. Content type: Commentary

    In 1952, the Japanese Society for Hygiene had once passed a resolution at its 22nd symposium on population control, recommending the suppression of population growth based on the idea of cultivating a healthie...

    Authors: Kyoko Nomura, Kanae Karita, Atsuko Araki, Emiko Nishioka, Go Muto, Miyuki Iwai-Shimada, Mariko Nishikitani, Mariko Inoue, Shinobu Tsurugano, Naomi Kitano, Mayumi Tsuji, Sachiko Iijima, Kayo Ueda, Michihiro Kamijima, Zentaro Yamagata, Kiyomi Sakata…

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:14

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  34. Content type: Commentary

    The excessive consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages is a public health concern worldwide. Several clinical trials examining the effects of consuming sucrose or high-fructose corn syrup demonstrated the link...

    Authors: Yoshihiro Kokubo, Aya Higashiyama, Makoto Watanabe and Yoshihiro Miyamoto

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:13

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  35. Content type: Short communication

    The solitary death rate in Japan is expected to continue increasing because of its growing super-aged society and the rapid growth of home care in the country. To accurately determine the actual status of soli...

    Authors: Yasuhiro Kakiuchi, Ryoko Nagao, Eriko Ochiai, Yu Kakimoto and Motoki Osawa

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:12

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Occupational skin diseases are the second most common occupational diseases and are responsible for an estimated 25% of all lost work days. Occupational contact dermatitis (OCD) comprises 70–90% of all occupat...

    Authors: Tesfaye Hambisa Mekonnen, Dawit Getachew Yenealem and Beyene Mindaye Tolosa

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:11

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Although fat accumulation in human organs is associated with a variety of diseases, there is little evidence about the effect of a fatty pancreas on the development of subclinical chronic pancreatitis over the...

    Authors: Makoto Fujii, Yuko Ohno, Makoto Yamada, Yoshihiro Kamada and Eiji Miyoshi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:10

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  38. Content type: Research article

    We aimed to examine the association of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke with dental caries among preschool children. Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke was assessed in terms of urinary cotinine con...

    Authors: Yuko Goto, Keiko Wada, Kie Konishi, Takahiro Uji, Sachi Koda, Fumi Mizuta, Michiyo Yamakawa, Kaori Watanabe, Kyoko Ando, Jun Ueyama, Takaaki Kondo and Chisato Nagata

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:9

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  39. Content type: Research article

    In health examinations for local inhabitants in cadmium-polluted areas, only healthy people are investigated, suggesting that patients with severe cadmium nephropathy or itai-itai disease may be overlooked. There...

    Authors: Toru Sasaki, Hyogo Horiguchi, Akira Arakawa, Etsuko Oguma, Atsushi Komatsuda, Kenichi Sawada, Katsuyuki Murata, Kazuhito Yokoyama, Takehisa Matsukawa, Momoko Chiba, Yuki Omori and Norihiro Kamikomaki

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:8

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Low-dose exposure to organophosphate (OP) insecticides during pregnancy may adversely affect neurodevelopment in children. To evaluate the OP exposure levels, single urine sampling is commonly adopted to measu...

    Authors: Keisuke Hioki, Yuki Ito, Naoko Oya, Shoji F. Nakayama, Tomohiko Isobe, Takeshi Ebara, Kanemitsu Shibata, Naomi Nishikawa, Kunihiko Nakai, Tomota Kamida, Jun Ueyama, Mayumi Sugiura-Ogasawara and Michihiro Kamijima

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:7

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Over the past few decades, the Japanese Ministry of the Environment has been biomonitoring dioxins in the general Japanese population and, in response to public concerns, has taken measures to reduce dioxin ex...

    Authors: Basilua Andre Muzembo, Miyuki Iwai-shimada, Tomohiko Isobe, Kokichi Arisawa, Masayuki Shima, Tetsuhito Fukushima and Shoji F. Nakayama

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:6

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Most of the studies on the effect of heat stress on preterm birth (PTB) are conducted in temperate climates. Evidence on this effect in hot and arid countries with low and middle income is limited. This paper ...

    Authors: Danial Mohammadi, Elham Naghshineh, Alireza Sarsangi and Mohammad Javad Zare Sakhvidi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:5

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder, and recent studies suggested that oxidative stress contributes to the degeneration of dopamine cell in Parkinson’s disease. Glutamine also has a positive ro...

    Authors: Yingqian Zhao, Qiang Wang, Yuan Wang, Jie Li, Gang Lu and Zhibin Liu

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:4

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  44. Content type: Research article

    School teachers have a possibility toward at-risk Internet addiction (IA) due to increased opportunities to use the Internet, along with the spread of the Internet in recent years. Burnout syndrome (BOS) is fo...

    Authors: Ayumi Iwaibara, Mari Fukuda, Hideki Tsumura and Hideyuki Kanda

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:3

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Public service motivation refers to the idea of commitment to the public service, pursuit of the public interest, and the desire to perform work that is worthwhile to society. This study investigates how chall...

    Authors: Jianwei Deng, Yilun Guo, Tengyang Ma, Tianan Yang and Xu Tian

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:2

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Oral health is thought to be associated with diet quality, and socioeconomic status (SES) affects both oral health and diet. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between the number of teeth...

    Authors: Mieko Nakamura, Toshiyuki Ojima, Tomomi Nagahata, Imako Kondo, Toshiharu Ninomiya, Katsushi Yoshita, Yusuke Arai, Takayoshi Ohkubo, Keiko Murakami, Nobuo Nishi, Yoshitaka Murakami, Naoyuki Takashima, Nagako Okuda, Aya Kadota, Naoko Miyagawa, Keiko Kondo…

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:1

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  47. Content type: Research article

    As society is aging, retirement takes on increasing importance for individuals in the later life. This study aimed to describe mortality before and after retirement in the Japanese middle-aged/elderly with spe...

    Authors: Hirokazu Tanaka, Atsushi Miyawaki, Satoshi Toyokawa and Yasuki Kobayashi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:64

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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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