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  1. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], it was highlighted that Table 3 contained an error.

    Authors: Kasper Grandahl, Kristina Sophie Ibler, Gunnar Hellmund Laier and Ole Steen Mortensen

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:59

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    The original article was published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:47

  2. Content type: Research article

    Natural disasters have long-term negative impacts on the health and socioenvironmental conditions of a population, affecting the physical environment as well as the relationships within the community, includin...

    Authors: Mika Nishihara, Yasuhide Nakamura, Toru Fuchimukai and Mayumi Ohnishi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:58

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Early childhood caries (ECC) affects children across Japan and throughout the world. Thus, it is important to identify dietary and dental care habits that either promote oral health or cause ECC. The objective...

    Authors: Ritsuko Nishide, Mayumi Mizutani, Susumu Tanimura, Noriko Kudo, Takayuki Nishii and Hiroyo Hatashita

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:57

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Hemoglobin concentration reportedly is positively associated with muscle strength, for example, handgrip strength. However, hemoglobin cannot repair muscle directly, but is beneficial only in a supportive role...

    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 2018 23:56

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH) frequently occurs in children worldwide. However, MIH prevalence throughout Japan has not yet been investigated. The purpose of this study was to clarify MIH prevalence r...

    Authors: Masato Saitoh, Yuki Nakamura, Mika Hanasaki, Issei Saitoh, Yuji Murai, Yoshihito Kurashige, Satoshi Fukumoto, Yukiko Asaka, Masaaki Yamada, Michikazu Sekine, Haruaki Hayasaki and Shigenari Kimoto

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:55

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Sick building syndrome (SBS) consists of a group of mucosal, skin, and general symptoms temporally related to residential and office buildings of unclear causes. These symptoms are common in the general popula...

    Authors: Haileab Belachew, Yibeltal Assefa, Gebisa Guyasa, Jember Azanaw, Tsegaye Adane, Henok Dagne and Zemichael Gizaw

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:54

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Airborne particulate pollution is more critical in the developing world than in the developed countries in which industrialization and urbanization are rapidly increased. Yangon, a second capital of Myanmar, i...

    Authors: Ei Ei Pan Nu Yi, Nay Chi Nway, Win Yu Aung, Zarli Thant, Thet Hnin Wai, Kyu Kyu Hlaing, Cherry Maung, Mayuko Yagishita, Yang Ishigaki, Tin-Tin Win-Shwe, Daisuke Nakajima and Ohn Mar

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:53

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Chemical intolerance is a widespread public health problem characterized by symptoms that reportedly result from low-level exposure to chemicals. Although several studies have reported factors related to chemi...

    Authors: Kenichi Azuma, Masayuki Ohyama, Emiko Azuma and Takae Nakajima

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:52

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Study of antioxidant vitamin consumption behavior, especially in high-risk groups with high exposure to toxic metals to reduce metal toxicity, is emphasized. This study aims to examine the structural relations...

    Authors: Sahar Mohammad Nabizadeh, Parvaneh Taymoori, Mohammad Saleh Hazhir, Mehra Shirazi, Daem Roshani and Behzad Shahmoradi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:51

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  10. Content type: Review article

    Infection and inflammation account for approximately 25% of cancer-causing factors. Inflammation-related cancers are characterized by mutagenic DNA lesions, such as 8-oxo-7,8-dihydro-2′-deoxyguanosine (8-oxodG...

    Authors: Mariko Murata

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:50

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The current study aimed to investigate the hepatoprotective effects of Sasa veitchii extract (SE) on carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced liver fibrosis in mice.

    Authors: Hiroki Yoshioka, Tsunemasa Nonogaki, Shiori Fukaya, Yoshimi Ichimaru, Akito Nagatsu, Masae Yoshikawa, Hirohisa Fujii and Makoto Nakao

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:49

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  12. Content type: Research article

    As society is aging, the number of elderly patients with psychiatric disorder, such as dementia, is increasing. The hospitalization period of elderly patients in psychiatric wards tends to be prolonged. In thi...

    Authors: Sho Adachi, Tomoko Komiya, Kenji Nomura and Masayuki Shima

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:48

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  13. Content type: Research article

    To prevent occupational skin cancer, it is essential that the sun-protective behavior of outdoor workers is adequate. The aim is to study the sun-protective behavior of Danish outdoor workers at work, at leisu...

    Authors: Kasper Grandahl, Kristina Sophie Ibler, Gunnar Hellmund Laier and Ole Steen Mortensen

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:47

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:59

  14. Content type: Research article

    Diarrheal disease attributable to water and sanitation can be prevented using point-of-use water treatment. In Ethiopia, a small number of households treat water at point-of-use with appropriate methods. Howev...

    Authors: Abraham Geremew, Bezatu Mengistie, Jonathan Mellor, Daniele Susan Lantagne, Esayas Alemayehu and Geremew Sahilu

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:46

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The Japan Environment and Children’s Study (JECS) is a nation-wide birth cohort study investigating environmental effects on children’s health and development. In this study, the exposure characteristics of th...

    Authors: Miyuki Iwai-Shimada, Shoji F. Nakayama, Tomohiko Isobe, Takehiro Michikawa, Shin Yamazaki, Hiroshi Nitta, Ayano Takeuchi, Yayoi Kobayashi, Kenji Tamura, Eiko Suda, Masaji Ono, Junzo Yonemoto and Toshihiro Kawamoto

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:45

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Studies reported adverse behavioral development including internalizing and externalizing problems in association with prenatal exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates; however, findings were not sufficie...

    Authors: Machiko Minatoya, Sachiko Itoh, Keiko Yamazaki, Atsuko Araki, Chihiro Miyashita, Naomi Tamura, Jun Yamamoto, Yu Onoda, Kazuki Ogasawara, Toru Matsumura and Reiko Kishi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:43

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  17. Content type: Review article

    Needlestick and sharps injuries (NSIs) are critical occupational risk among health care workers (HCWs), which is extremely worrying due to the potential risk of transmitting bloodborn pathogens (BBPs). This st...

    Authors: Reza Ghanei Gheshlagh, Marzieh Aslani, Fidan Shabani, Sahar Dalvand and Naser Parizad

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:44

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Depressive symptoms are a worldwide health problem. However, the research about the effect of depressive symptoms on the fall among the Chinese mid-aged and elderly people is lacking. Therefore, this study aim...

    Authors: Peng Ouyang and Wenjun Sun

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:42

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The health effects of biological aerosols on the respiratory system are unclear. The purpose of this study was to clarify the association of airborne particle, protein, and endotoxin with emergency department ...

    Authors: Mohammad Shahriar Khan, Souleymane Coulibaly, Takahiro Matsumoto, Yoshitaka Yano, Makoto Miura, Yukio Nagasaka, Masayuki Shima, Nobuyuki Yamagishi, Keiji Wakabayashi and Tetsushi Watanabe

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:41

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  20. Content type: Short communication

    Heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) exhibits protective effects against ultraviolet (UV)-induced premature skin aging. A standardized extract of Asparagus officinalis stem (EAS) is produced as a novel and unique functi...

    Authors: Ken Shirato, Jun Takanari, Tomoko Koda, Takuya Sakurai, Junetsu Ogasawara, Hideki Ohno and Takako Kizaki

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:40

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  21. Content type: Regular Article

    Considering the increase in the non-communicable diseases associated with tobacco use in recent decades in Iran, it is necessary to have a general view of the current condition. This study aimed to identify fa...

    Authors: Ahmad Khosravi, Mohammad Hassan Emamian, Hassan Hashemi and Akbar Fotouhi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:39

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The rs1520220 polymorphism in the insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) gene has been reported to affect cancer susceptibly in several studies. However, the results of the relevant studies are inconsistent. We cond...

    Authors: Gui-Ping Xu, Wei-Xian Chen, Wen-Yue Xie and Li-Fang Wu

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:38

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  23. Content type: Short communication

    An increase in cardiovascular diseases has been reported following major disasters. Previous work has shown that ultrasonographic findings from ultrasound cardiography examination (UCG) increased until the 44t...

    Authors: Hidenori Onishi, Osamu Yamamura, Shinsaku Ueda, Muneichi Shibata, Soichi Enomoto, Fumie Maeda, Hiromasa Tsubouchi, Takeshi Hirobe, Sadao Shimizu, Kazuhiko Hanzawa, Tadanori Hamano, Yasunari Nakamoto, Hiroyuki Hayashi and Hidekazu Terasawa

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:37

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  24. Content type: Review article

    Cancerous tissue transformation developing usually over years or even decades of life is a highly complex process involving strong stressors damaging DNA, chronic inflammation, comprehensive interaction betwee...

    Authors: A. Kapinova, P. Kubatka, O. Golubnitschaja, M. Kello, P. Zubor, P. Solar and M. Pec

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:36

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  25. Content type: Review article

    The present review summarizes the results of several follow-up studies assessing an asbestos product manufacturing plant in Chongqing, China, and discusses three controversial issues related to the carcinogeni...

    Authors: Eiji Yano

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:35

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Sedentary behaviors have recently become an important public health issue. We aimed to investigate the relationship between screen time and nutrient intake in children and adolescents.

    Authors: Hiromasa Tsujiguchi, Daisuke Hori, Yasuhiro Kambayashi, Toshio Hamagishi, Hiroki Asakura, Junko Mitoma, Masami Kitaoka, Enoch Olando Anyenda, Thao Thi Thu Nguyen, Yohei Yamada, Koichiro Hayashi, Tadashi Konoshita, Takiko Sagara, Aki Shibata, Satoshi Sasaki and Hiroyuki Nakamura

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:34

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Age-related low-grade inflammation causing endothelial disruption influences sarcopenia, hypertension, and atherosclerosis. We reported previously that maintenance of muscle strength in elderly hypertensive me...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:31

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  28. Content type: Review article

    Mothers who smoke during pregnancy or while their children are small were common in some populations. Epidemiological studies have tried to detect the effect of prenatal tobacco smoke (PTS), and childhood envi...

    Authors: Yiwen Chen, Qin Liu, Wenyan Li, Xu Deng, Bo Yang and Xin Huang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:33

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The facial expression of medical staff has been known to greatly affect the psychological state of patients, making them feel uneasy or conversely, cheering them up. By clarifying the characteristics of facial...

    Authors: Yuriko Kojima, Tomohiro Kumagai, Tomoo Hidaka, Takeyasu Kakamu, Shota Endo, Yayoi Mori, Tadashi Tsukamoto, Takashi Sakamoto, Miho Murata, Takehito Hayakawa and Tetsuhito Fukushima

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:32

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  30. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported a correction in the units in the methods section under “Subjects”

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:30

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    The original article was published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:72

  31. Content type: Research article

    Both aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) rs671 polymorphism and lifestyle behaviors are involved in coronary artery disease (CAD), while the interaction between them is currently unknown.

    Authors: Liu Huang, Xiao Cai, Fuzhi Lian, Long Zhang, Yuling Kong, Chengjian Cao, Haiyan Ma, Yuxian Shao, Yinyin Wu, Baodan Zhang, Liangwen Xu and Lei Yang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:29

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  32. Content type: Study Protocol

    Age-related musculoskeletal diseases are becoming increasingly burdensome in terms of both individual quality of life and medical cost. We intended to establish a large population-based cohort study to determi...

    Authors: Kazutoshi Nakamura, Ribeka Takachi, Kaori Kitamura, Toshiko Saito, Ryosaku Kobayashi, Rieko Oshiki, Yumi Watanabe, Keiko Kabasawa, Akemi Takahashi, Shoichiro Tsugane, Masayuki Iki, Ayako Sasaki and Osamu Yamazaki

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:28

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Acetylcholinesterase inhibitor insecticides (AChEIIs) were used extensively in the agrarian region of Anuradhapura for the past few decades. As a result, the region faced a heightened risk of toxicity. Carbary...

    Authors: Devarajan Rathish, Suneth Agampodi and Channa Jayasumana

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:27

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Intestinal parasites are a common problem in the world. The greater proportion of infections is associated with poor water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). This study was conducted to assess intestinal parasit...

    Authors: Zemichael Gizaw, Tsegaye Adane, Jember Azanaw, Ayenew Addisu and Daniel Haile

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:26

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Assessment of acetylcholinesterase-inhibitor insecticide (AChEII) toxicity depends on the measurement of red blood cell acetylcholinesterase (RBC-AChE) activity. Its interpretation requires baseline values whi...

    Authors: Devarajan Rathish, Indika Senavirathna, Channa Jayasumana and Suneth Agampodi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:25

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Plastic resins are complex chemicals that contain toluene diisocyanate (TDI) and/or trimellitic anhydride (TMA), which cause occupational allergies (OA), including respiratory allergies. Serum IgGs against TDI...

    Authors: Mayumi Tsuji, Yasuhiro Ishihara, Toyohi Isse, Chihaya Koriyama, Megumi Yamamoto, Noriaki Kakiuchi, Hsu-Sheng Yu, Masayuki Tanaka, Takuto Tsuchiya, Masanori Ohta, Rie Tanaka and Toshihiro Kawamoto

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:24

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  37. Content type: Research article

    The main objective of this study was to describe the temporal distribution of monthly reported human brucellosis cases in mainland China and develop an appropriate time series model for short-term extrapolatio...

    Authors: Peng Guan, Wei Wu and Desheng Huang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:23

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  38. Content type: Research article

    International Health Regulations controls international travel including human movement, disease vector, and imported items to prevent the spread of dengue, especially in seaports, airports, and border crossin...

    Authors: Tri Baskoro Tunggul Satoto, Antok Listyantanto, Suzana Dewi Agustjahjani, Hari Kusnanto Josef and Barandi S. Widartono

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:22

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Ischemic heart disease (IHD/ICD10: I20-I25) is the second leading cause of deaths in Japan and accounts for 40% of deaths due to heart diseases. This study aimed to calculate the economic burden of IHD using t...

    Authors: Toshiharu Gochi, Kunichika Matsumoto, Rebeka Amin, Takefumi Kitazawa, Kanako Seto and Tomonori Hasegawa

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:21

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  40. Content type: Review article

    The increase in the proportion of elderly people in the population is one of the most remarkable sociodemographic phenomena of the twenty-first century. The number of patients with diabetes is also increasing ...

    Authors: Takuo Nomura, Toshihiro Kawae, Hiroaki Kataoka and Yukio Ikeda

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:20

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Most clinicians feel ill-equipped to assess or educate patients about toxicant exposures, and it is unclear how expert environmental medicine clinicians assess these exposures or treat exposure-related conditi...

    Authors: Nicole Bijlsma and Marc Maurice Cohen

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:19

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  42. Content type: Review article

    Depleted uranium (DU) has been widely applied in industrial and military activities, and is often obtained from producing fuel for nuclear reactors. DU may be released into the environment, polluting air, soil...

    Authors: Yong-Chao Yue, Ming-Hua Li, Hai-Bo Wang, Bang-Le Zhang and Wei He

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:18

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) may act as a possible biochemical index for vascular damage, although evidence for the association between HGF and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) is limited. Since both HG...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Shimpei Sato, Jun Koyamatsu, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Mako Nagayoshi, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Keita Inoue, Shoichi Fukui, Hideaki Kondo, Seiko Nakamichi, Yasuhiro Nagata and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:16

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  44. Content type: Research article

    The ammonia contained in tobacco fillers and mainstream and sidestream cigarette smoke accelerates nicotine dependence in cigarette smokers. Ammonia has been included in the non-exhaustive priority list of 39 ...

    Authors: Yohei Inaba, Shigehisa Uchiyama and Naoki Kunugita

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:15

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Building an effective casework system for child maltreatment is a global issue. We estimated the effect of household dysfunction (i.e., interparental violence, caregiver mental health problems, and caregiver s...

    Authors: Hirotsuna Ohashi, Ichiro Wada, Yui Yamaoka, Ryoko Nakajima-Yamaguchi, Yasukazu Ogai and Nobuaki Morita

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:14

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Dundee Ready Educational Environment Measure (DREEM) is a 50-item tool to assess the educational environment of medical institutions as perceived by the students. This cross-sectional study developed and valid...

    Authors: Kathiresan Jeyashree, Hemant Deepak Shewade and Soundappan Kathirvel

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:13

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  47. Content type: Commentary

    This commentary highlights the recently published study by Jeon and Ha (Environ Health Prev Med 22:27, 2017) examining the effects of exercise intensity and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) on memory i...

    Authors: Tharmegan Tharmaratnam, Tyler Tabobondung, Taylor Tabobondung and Sally Doherty

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:12

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  48. Content type: Correction

    The ‘Conclusion’ section in the Abstract was published incorrectly in the original publication of the article [1] and is corrected with this erratum as below: “Fetal exposure to the Chinese famine may be assoc...

    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 2018 23:11

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    The original article was published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:64

  49. Content type: Research article

    Wood is a valuable material for interiors, and the psychophysiological relaxation effects of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from wood chips and essential oils have been reported. However, few studies have i...

    Authors: Eri Matsubara and Shuichi Kawai

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:10

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