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  1. Research article

    Association of excessive mobile phone use during pregnancy with birth weight: an adjunct study in Kumamoto of Japan Environment and Children’s Study

    Low birth weight has been shown to be closely associated with neonatal mortality and morbidity, inhibited growth, poor cognitive development, and chronic diseases later in life. Some studies have also shown th...

    Xi Lu, Masako Oda, Takashi Ohba, Hiroshi Mitsubuchi, Shota Masuda and Takahiko Katoh

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:52

    Published on: 8 June 2017

  2. Study Protocol

    Analysis of the evidence-practice gap to facilitate proper medical care for the elderly: investigation, using databases, of utilization measures for National Database of Health Insurance Claims and Specific Health Checkups of Japan (NDB)

    As Japan becomes a super-aging society, presentation of the best ways to provide medical care for the elderly, and the direction of that care, are important national issues. Elderly people have multi-morbidity...

    Takeo Nakayama, Yuichi Imanaka, Yasushi Okuno, Genta Kato, Tomohiro Kuroda, Rei Goto, Shiro Tanaka, Hiroshi Tamura, Shunichi Fukuhara, Shingo Fukuma, Manabu Muto, Motoko Yanagita and Yosuke Yamamoto

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:51

    Published on: 6 June 2017

  3. Research article

    Association between perceived neighborhood environment and health of middle-aged women living in rapidly changing urban Mongolia

    This study was conducted in rapidly urbanizing Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, to examine patterns of perceived neighborhood quality by residents and the associations between these patterns and self-reported general an...

    Tserendulam Shagdarsuren, Keiko Nakamura and Layla McCay

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:50

    Published on: 31 May 2017

  4. Research article

    Organochlorine pesticide level in patients with chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology and its association with renal function

    Involvement of agrochemicals have been suggested in the development of chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu). The association between CKDu and blood level of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) in CKD...

    Rishila Ghosh, Manushi Siddarth, Neeru Singh, Vipin Tyagi, Pawan Kumar Kare, Basu Dev Banerjee, Om Prakash Kalra and Ashok Kumar Tripathi

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:49

    Published on: 26 May 2017

  5. Research article

    Level and potential social-ecological factors associated with physical inactivity and sedentary behavior among Moroccan school-age adolescents: a cross-sectional study

    Creating a successful intervention that supports an active lifestyle and prevents sedentary one requires a better understanding of the factors associated with physical inactivity (PI) and sedentary behavior (S...

    Abdelghaffar El-ammari, Hicham El kazdouh, Siham Bouftini, Samira El fakir and Youness El achhab

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:47

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  6. Research article

    The Hokkaido Birth Cohort Study on Environment and Children’s Health: cohort profile—updated 2017

    The Hokkaido Study on Environment and Children’s Health is an ongoing study consisting of two birth cohorts of different population sizes: the Sapporo cohort and the Hokkaido cohort. Our primary study goals ar...

    Reiko Kishi, Atsuko Araki, Machiko Minatoya, Tomoyuki Hanaoka, Chihiro Miyashita, Sachiko Itoh, Sumitaka Kobayashi, Yu Ait Bamai, Keiko Yamazaki, Ryu Miura, Naomi Tamura, Kumiko Ito and Houman Goudarzi

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:46

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  7. Research article

    Characteristics of stepfamilies and maternal mental health compared with non-stepfamilies in Japan

    Stepfamilies remain poorly understood in Japanese society, and the support needs of stepfamily mothers are unclear. This study aimed to identify characteristics of stepfamilies and maternal mental health as co...

    Masako Sugimoto and Yoshie Yokoyama

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:48

    Published on: 18 May 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:57

  8. Research article

    Total arsenic and speciation analysis of saliva and urine samples from individuals living in a chronic arsenicosis area in China

    It is generally acknowledged that the determination of harmful chemical compounds excreted into saliva is useful for assessing their exposure levels. The aim of the present study was to compare the total arsen...

    Dapeng Wang, Yasuyo Shimoda, Sanxiang Wang, Zhenghui Wang, Jian Liu, Xing Liu, Huanyu Jin, Fenfang Gao, Jian Tong, Kenzo Yamanaka, Jie Zhang and Yan An

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:45

    Published on: 11 May 2017

  9. Research article

    Detection of antibiotic resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in various hospital environments: potential sources for transmission of Acinetobacter infections

    Antibiotic resistant Acinetobacter baumannii has emerged as one of the most problematic hospital acquired pathogens around the world. This study was designed to investigate the presence of antibiotic resistant A....

    Zahra Shamsizadeh, Mahnaz Nikaeen, Bahram Nasr Esfahani, Seyed Hamed Mirhoseini, Maryam Hatamzadeh and Akbar Hassanzadeh

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:44

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  10. Research article

    Cardiovascular effects of linalyl acetate in acute nicotine exposure

    Smoking is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases as well as pulmonary dysfunction. In particular, adolescent smoking has been reported to have a higher latent risk for cardiovascular disease. Despite the r...

    Ju Ri Kim, Purum Kang, Hui Su Lee, Ka Young Kim and Geun Hee Seol

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:42

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  11. Short communication

    Genetic analysis of RNF213 p.R4810K variant in non-moyamoya intracranial artery stenosis/occlusion disease in a Chinese population

    RNF213 p.R4810K was identified as a susceptibility variant for moyamoya disease in Asia and non-moyamoya intracranial artery stenosis/occlusion disease in Japan and Korea recently. The...

    Tong Zhang, Congrong Guo, Xin Liao, Jian Xia, XiaoXiao Wang, Jing Deng and Junxia Yan

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:41

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  12. Research article

    A relationship between a level of hemoglobin after delivery and exclusive breastfeeding initiation at a baby friendly hospital in Japan

    The recent National Nutrition Survey of 2013 demonstrated that 16.7% of women in childbearing age are underweight, and 5.0–10.0% of these women manifested a Hemoglobin (Hb) level less than 11.0 g/dl. The purpo...

    Saki Horie, Kyoko Nomura, Shinichi Takenoshita, Junko Nakagawa, Michiko Kido and Mitsuhiro Sugimoto

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:40

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  13. Research article

    Evaluating prevalence and risk factors of building-related symptoms among office workers: Seasonal characteristics of symptoms and psychosocial and physical environmental factors

    Psychosocial and environmental factors at the workplace play a significant role in building-related symptoms (BRSs). Environmental factors change during summer cooling and winter heating using air-conditioning...

    Kenichi Azuma, Koichi Ikeda, Naoki Kagi, U Yanagi and Haruki Osawa

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:38

    Published on: 12 April 2017

  14. Research article

    Effects of intrauterine exposures to polychlorinated biphenyls, methylmercury, and lead on birth weight in Japanese male and female newborns

    The effects of prenatal exposures to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), methylmercury, and lead on birth weight remain disputable. The aim of this study was to investigate whether these chemicals affect birth w...

    Nozomi Tatsuta, Naoyuki Kurokawa, Kunihiko Nakai, Keita Suzuki, Miyuki Iwai-Shimada, Katsuyuki Murata and Hiroshi Satoh

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:39

    Published on: 12 April 2017

  15. Research article

    Plasma free amino acid profiles evaluate risk of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, dyslipidemia, and hypertension in a large Asian population

    Recently, the association of plasma free amino acid (PFAA) profile and lifestyle-related diseases has been reported. However, few studies have been reported in large Asian populations, about the usefulness of ...

    Natsu Yamaguchi, MH Mahbub, Hidekazu Takahashi, Ryosuke Hase, Yasutaka Ishimaru, Hiroshi Sunagawa, Hiroki Amano, Mikiko Kobayashi- Miura, Hideyuki Kanda, Yasuyuki Fujita, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Mai Yamamoto, Shinya Kikuchi, Atsuko Ikeda, Mariko Takasu, Naoko Kageyama…

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:35

    Published on: 7 April 2017

  16. Research article

    Leisure-time physical activity in youth as a predictor of adult leisure physical activity among Japanese workers: a cross-sectional study

    Workers in Japan are not sufficiently active; however, it remains unclear how their leisure-time physical activity habits may be developed. This cross-sectional study investigated the relationship of age- and ...

    Hiroaki Itoh, Fumihiko Kitamura, Noriko Hagi, Tomoe Mashiko, Takehisa Matsukawa and Kazuhito Yokoyama

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:37

    Published on: 7 April 2017

  17. Research article

    Circular RNA profiles in mouse lung tissue induced by radon

    Radon is a known human lung carcinogen, whose underlying carcinogenic mechanism remains unclear. Recently, circular RNA (circRNA), a class of endogenous non-protein coding RNAs that contain a circular loop, wa...

    Weiwei Pei, Lijing Tao, Leshuai W. Zhang, Shuyu Zhang, Jianping Cao, Yang Jiao, Jian Tong and Jihua Nie

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:36

    Published on: 7 April 2017

  18. Research article

    Decreased blood pressure associated with in-vehicle exposure to carbon monoxide in Korean volunteers

    Carbon monoxide (CO) is one of the primary components of emissions from light-duty vehicles, and reportedly comprises 77% of all pollutants emitted in terms of concentration. Exposure to CO aggravates cardiova...

    Geon-Woo Lee, Mun-Joo Bae, Ji-Yeon Yang, Jung-Woo Son, Jae-Lim Cho, Sang-Gyu Lee, Bo-Mi Jang, Hyun-Woo Lee, Jong-Soon Lim, Dong-Chun Shin and Young-Wook Lim

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:34

    Published on: 5 April 2017

  19. Research article

    Acute effects of air pollutants on pulmonary function among students: a panel study in an isolated island

    Many epidemiological studies on the health effects of air pollutants have been carried out in regions with major sources such as factories and automobiles. However, the health effects of air pollutants in regi...

    Yoshiko Yoda, Hiroshi Takagi, Junko Wakamatsu, Takeshi Ito, Ryouhei Nakatsubo, Yosuke Horie, Takatoshi Hiraki and Masayuki Shima

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:33

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  20. Research article

    Psychosocial factors and colleagues’ perceptions of return-to-work opportunities for workers with a psychiatric disorder: a Japanese population-based study

    This study examined associations between psychosocial factors and the perception that adequate employment opportunities might not be provided for people with limited work capacity due to psychiatric disorders.

    Hisashi Eguchi, Koji Wada, Yoshiyuki Higuchi and Derek R. Smith

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:23

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  21. Research article

    Anorexia nervosa, depression and suicidal thoughts among Chinese adolescents: a national school-based cross-sectional study

    Although there is much literature on adolescent suicide, combined effects of depression and anorexia nervosa on suicide were rarely investigated. The aims of this study are to examine the association between a...

    Qiguo Lian, Xiayun Zuo, Yanyan Mao, Shan Luo, Shucheng Zhang, Xiaowen Tu, Chaohua Lou and Weijin Zhou

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:30

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  22. Research article

    High prevalence of dental fluorosis among adolescents is a growing concern: a school based cross-sectional study from Southern India

    Fluorosis, caused by ingestion of excessive amount of fluoride through food or water, is a major public health problem in India. This study was undertaken to quantify the dental fluorosis burden among school g...

    Anand Verma, Bharatesh K. Shetty, Vasudeva Guddattu, Mehul K. Chourasia and Prachi Pundir

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:17

    Published on: 4 April 2017

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