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  1. Sleep disorders and psychological stress have become major concerns as health risks in modern Japanese society. Chronic sleep deprivation could lead to physical and mental exhaustion, which could affect the ci...

    Authors: Kaoru Ichikawa, Tomoko Matsui, Tooru Tsunoda, Koji Teruya, Takamoto Uemura, Nobuo Takeda, Hiroteru Okamoto and Shinji Fukazawa

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2008 13:35

    Content type: Regular Article

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  2. The 5-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer is known to be lower than that for cancer at any other site in the body, and the proportion of pancreatic cancer deaths among all cancer deaths has been increasi...

    Authors: Takayuki Seino, Hiroto Nakadaira, Kazuo Endoh and Masaharu Yamamoto

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2008 13:36

    Content type: Regular Article

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  3. To assess trends in smoking prevalence among Japanese adolescents and to analyze possible causal factors for the decrease in smoking prevalence observed in a 2004 survey.

    Authors: Yoneatsu Osaki, Takeo Tanihata, Takashi Ohida, Hideyuki Kanda, Yoshitaka Kaneita, Masumi Minowa, Kenji Suzuki, Kiyoshi Wada and Kenji Hayashi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2008 13:219

    Content type: Regular Article

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  4. To verify whether the concentrations of arsenic (As) and its compounds in the air (referred to here as arsenic concentrations) affect the standardized mortality ratio (SMR) associated with lung cancer.

    Authors: Masaharu Yoshikawa, Kazuo Aoki, Naoyuki Ebine, Masahiro Kusunoki and Akihiro Okamoto

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2008 13:32

    Content type: Regular Article

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  5. To examine the bacterial quality of drinking water stored in containers by boat households in the river basin of Hue City, and associated factors.

    Authors: Kaoruko Seino, Takehito Takano, Nguyen K. L. Quang, Masafumi Watanabe, Tomoko Inose and Keiko Nakamura

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2008 13:198

    Content type: Regular Article

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  6. We conducted a study to develop an assessment sheet for fall prediction in stroke inpatients that is handy and reliable to help ward staff to devise a fall prevention strategy for each inpatient immediately up...

    Authors: Youichi Nakagawa, Katsuhiko Sannomiya, Makiko Kinoshita, Tsutomu Shiomi, Kouhei Okada, Hisayo Yokoyama, Yukiko Sawaguti, Keiko Minamoto, Chang-nian Wei, Shoko Ohmori, Susumu Watanabe, Koichi Harada and Atsushi Ueda

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2008 13:23

    Content type: Regular Article

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  7. Changes in B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and electrocardiographic (ECG) findings in an adult Japanese population were measured over a 5-year period, and the statistical relationships between these were eval...

    Authors: Shinji Fukazawa, Koji Teruya, Takamoto Uemura, Tomoko Omine, Tomoko Matsui, Nobuo Takeda, Hiroteru Okamoto, Kaoru Ichikawa, Kosuke Tsuchida, Rieko Takemae, Momoo Matsuda and Tooru Tsunoda

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2008 13:27

    Content type: Regular Article

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  8. We studied and compared the possible effects of in utero and lactational exposure to 2, 3, 7, 8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) or 3, 3′, 4, 4′, 5-pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB126) on learning behavior in offspring...

    Authors: Rieko Hojo, Masaki Kakeyama, Yoshika Kurokawa, Yasunobu Aoki, Junzo Yonemoto and Chiharu Tohyama

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2008 13:26

    Content type: Regular Article

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  9. With greater concern for efficient resource allocation and profiling of medical care, a case-mix classification was applied for the per-diem payment system in Japan. Many questions remain, one of which is the ...

    Authors: Kazuaki Kuwabara, Yuichi Imanaka, Shinya Matsuda, Kiyohide Fushimi, Hideki Hashimoto, Koichi B. Ishikawa, Hiromasa Horiguchi, Kenshi Hayashida and Kenji Fujimori

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2008 13:22

    Content type: Regular Article

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  10. Among the complementary and alternative medical services available in Japan, only judo therapists are covered under the national health-insurance program without a referral from a physician. Many orthopedists ...

    Authors: Mariko Nishikitani, Satoshi Inoue and Eiji Yano

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2008 13:21

    Content type: Regular Article

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  11. Selenium (Se) is an essential trace element, and its low status in humans has been linked to increased risk of various diseases, such as cancer and heart disease. In recent years, Se research has attracted tre...

    Authors: Ujang Tinggi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2008 13:19

    Content type: Review

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  12. “Air pollution and population health” is one of the most important environmental and public health issues. Economic development, urbanization, energy consumption, transportation/motorization, and rapid populat...

    Authors: Bingheng Chen and Haidong Kan

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2008 13:18

    Content type: Review

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  13. The incidence of mesothelioma has been gradually increasing in Japan, and the underlying factor for this is considered to be the increase in the amount of asbestos imported into Japan between 1960 and 1975. Me...

    Authors: Kouki Inai

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2008 13:17

    Content type: Special Feature

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  14. Mesothelioma is a highly lethal tumor derived from mesothelial cells, and its global incidence is increasing because of widespread exposure of numerous individuals to asbestos in the last 50 years. Mesotheliom...

    Authors: Takashi Nakano

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2008 13:16

    Content type: Special Feature

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  15. Human malignancies develop via a multi-step that involves the accumulation of several key gene alterations with associated genetic and epigenetic events. Although malignant mesothelioma (MM) has been demonstra...

    Authors: Yoshitaka Sekido

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2008 13:15

    Content type: Special Feature

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  16. Mesothelioma is an aggressive tumor arising from the mesothelium, and is usually associated with previous exposure to asbestos. The incubation period of the tumor may be described as 30–40 years, and the progn...

    Authors: Okio Hino and Masahiro Maeda

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2008 13:14

    Content type: Special Feature

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  17. It is common knowledge that exposure to asbestos causes asbestos-related diseases, such as asbestosis, lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma, not only in people who have had long-term contact with asbestos in...

    Authors: Yoshie Miura, Yasumitsu Nishimura, Megumi Maeda, Shuko Murakami, Hiroaki Hayashi, Kazuya Fukuoka, Takumi Kishimoto, Takashi Nakano and Takemi Otsuki

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2008 13:12

    Content type: Special Feature

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  18. To estimate the degree to which low back pain (LBP) deprives the Japanese adult population of their quality of life (QOL) in terms of quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs).

    Authors: Machi Suka and Katsumi Yoshida

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2008 13:11

    Content type: Regular Article

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  19. Polyamines have long been known to have an insulin-like action, but their antiglycating effect has only recently attracted the attention of researchers. The aim of our investigation was to determine the whole ...

    Authors: Takaaki Kondo, Kanami Yamamoto, Akiko Kimata, Jun Ueyama, Yoko Hori and Kenji Takagi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2007 13:6

    Content type: Regular Article

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  20. Cancers arise as a consequence of multiple genetic and epigenetic alterations. Many genes aberrantly methylated in cancers have been identified in recent years, and their use in cancer diagnosis and therapy is...

    Authors: Takeshi Nakajima, Shotaro Enomoto and Toshikazu Ushijima

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2007 13:5

    Content type: Special Feature

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  21. Surveillance of nosocomial infection is the foundation of infection control. Nosocomial infection surveillance data ought to be summarized, reported, and fed back to health care personnel for corrective action...

    Authors: Machi Suka, Katsumi Yoshida and Jun Takezawa

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2007 13:4

    Content type: Review

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  22. Depression develops as an interaction between stress and an individual’s vulnerability to stress. The effect of early life stress and a gene–environment interaction may play a role in the development of stress...

    Authors: Patrick O. McGowan and Tadafumi Kato

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2007 13:2

    Content type: Special Feature

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  23. The aim of this study was to determine whether the serum nitrite plus nitrate (NO x ) level correlates with biomarkers that are known components of the metabolic syndrome (Me...

    Authors: Jun Ueyama, Takaaki Kondo, Ryota Imai, Akiko Kimata, Kanami Yamamoto, Koji Suzuki, Takashi Inoue, Yoshinori Ito, Ken-ichi Miyamoto, Takaaki Hasegawa and Nobuyuki Hamajima

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2007 13:1

    Content type: Regular Article

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  24. Silica and silicates may disturb immune functions such as autoimmunity and tumor immunity, because people who are exposed to the materials sometimes develop autoimmune and malignant diseases, respectively. Alt...

    Authors: Takemi Otsuki, Yoshie Miura, Megumi Maeda, Hiroaki Hayashi, Shuko Murakami, Maolong Dong and Yasumitsu Nishimura

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2007 12:153

    Content type: Minireview Article

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  25. To measure the prevalence rate of, and determine the association between food and drink related behaviors and diarrheal illness among Japanese tourists, and assess their health care needs.

    Authors: Nawarat Suwannapong, Nopporn Howteerakul and Chaweewon Boonshuyar

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2006 11:BF02905277

    Content type: Original Article

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  26. This paper explores the possibilities for global governance effectively dealing with the international transmission of disease. First, zoonotic regulation and control pose a special case for public health agen...

    Authors: Deane Edward Neubauer

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2005 10:BF02897704

    Content type: Original Article

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  27. A Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak occurred in Singapore from February to May 2003. A high vigilance for the disease, frequent and regular temperature monitoring, early case identification and...

    Authors: Kwai Pen Chan

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2005 10:BF02897699

    Content type: Commentary

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  28. This paper discusses the history of emerging infectious diseases, risk communication and perception, and the Supercourse lectures as means to strengthen the concepts and definition of risk management and globa...

    Authors: Gino C. Matibag, Manabu Igarashi, Ron E. La Porte and Hiko Tamashiro

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2005 10:273

    Content type: Original Article

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  29. The incidence and frequency of epidemic transmission of zoonotic diseases, both known and newly recognized, has increased dramatically in the past 30 years. It is thought that this dramatic disease emergence i...

    Authors: Bruce A. Wilcox and Duane J. Gubler

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2005 10:263

    Content type: Original Article

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  30. China’s first HIV infection was officially reported in 1985 and by the end of 1996, there may have been up to 200,000 people affected nationwide. In 2001, this figure probably exceeded 600,000. By 2003, the pr...

    Authors: Derek R. Smith, Ning Wei, Peter A. Leggat and Rui-Sheng Wang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2005 10:125

    Content type: Review Article

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  31. Currently, psychosocial stressors’ impacts on health are increasing. Among these stressors, this review focused on inter-human relationships. Since social supports could be protective against ill health, conse...

    Authors: Sadanobu Kagamimori, Ali Nasermoaddeli and Hongbing Wang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2004 9:BF02898065

    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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