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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. “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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. To elucidate factors associated with hospital mortality in intensive care unit (ICU) patients and to evaluate the impact of ICU-acquired infection on hospital mortality in the context of the drug resistance of...

    Authors: Machi Suka, Katsumi Yoshida and Jun Takezawa
    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2004 9:BF02897932
  25. Authors: Mizue Okada, Yoshinori Okada, Ryoichi Inaba and Hirotoshi Iwata
    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 1998 3:BF02931795

    The original article was published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 1998 3:Art2

  26. Authors: Shinya Matsuda, Miyako Omoto, Tsunehiko Imai, Kumiko Seki, Ryoji Nomura, Yumi Otahara, Tsutomu Yoshida, Syogo Shima, Hideki Kurita, Kaoru Nagaoka, Hiroshige Taniwaki, Yasuki Asada, Kai-ping Shai, Mitsumasa Koike, Kunihiko Morita, Yutaka Watanabe…
    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 1998 3:BF02931242

    The original article was published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 1997 2:Art1

    The original article was published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 1997 2:Art2

    The original article was published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 1997 2:Art3

    The original article was published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 1997 2:Art4

    The original article was published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 1997 2:Art5

    The original article was published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 1997 2:Art6

  27. Authors: Ryoichi Inaba, Haruo Sugiura, Hirotoshi Iwata and Takuji Tanaka
    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 1998 2:BF02931701

    The original article was published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 1997 2:Art5

  28. This paper presents survey results of connectivity to the Internet from preventive and environmental medicine-related departments in medical schools and other institutions in Japan and propose means to establi...

    Authors: Akira Sekikawa, Akio Koyama, Toshihiko Satoh, Rimei Nishimura, Toshiaki Higashi, Shunichi Akazawa, Genro Ochi, Kazuhito Shimada, Minoru Shinohara, Naohito Yamaguchi, Ken Takahashi and Naoko Tajima
    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 1997 2:BF02931229