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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Research article

    Age at first birth and long-term mortality for mothers: the Ohsaki cohort study

    Although maternal age at first birth has been rising in many developed countries, its long-term effects on the health of the mothers themselves are unclear. In this study, we investigated the relationship betw...

    Taichi Sakai, Yumi Sugawara, Ikue Watanabe, Takashi Watanabe, Yasutake Tomata, Naoki Nakaya and Ichiro Tsuji

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:24

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  7. Research article

    Potential predictors of susceptibility to occupational stress in Japanese novice nurses - a pilot study

    Occupational stress is a known factor behind employee resignations; thus, early identification of individuals prone to such stress is important. Accordingly, in this pilot study we evaluated potential predicto...

    Shinobu Okita, Satoshi Daitoku, Masaharu Abe, Emi Arimura, Hitoshi Setoyama, Chihaya Koriyama, Miharu Ushikai, Hiroaki Kawaguchi and Masahisa Horiuchi

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:20

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  8. Research article

    Prevalence and risk factors associated with hypertension and prehypertension in a working population at high altitude in China: a cross-sectional study

    Little information is available on the epidemiology of hypertension and prehypertension at high altitude in China, the aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of hypertension, prehypertension and the...

    Yang Shen, Chun Chang, Jingru Zhang, Ying Jiang, Bingying Ni and Yanling Wang

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:19

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  9. Research article

    Determinants of polyunsaturated fatty acid concentrations in erythrocytes of pregnant Japanese women from a birth cohort study: study protocol and baseline findings of an adjunct study of the Japan environment & Children’s study

    N-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA) may have multiple beneficial effects on the outcome of pregnancy, maternal health and child development. The present study introduced the protocol of a birth cohort s...

    Shoji Saito, Terue Kawabata, Nozomi Tatsuta, Fumiko Kimura, Teruo Miyazawa, Satoshi Mizuno, Hidekazu Nishigori, Takahiro Arima, Yasuo Kagawa, Kouichi Yoshimasu, Kanami Tsuno, Yuki Ito, Michihiro Kamijima, Kunihiko Nakai and Nobuo Yaegashi

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:22

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  10. Research article

    A behavioral strategy to minimize air pollution exposure in pregnant women: a randomized controlled trial

    Pregnant women and their fetus belong to a sensitive group in response to air pollution hazards. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a theory-based educational program to change pollutio...

    Marzieh Araban, Sedigheh Sadat Tavafian, Saeed Motesaddi Zarandi, Ali Reza Hidarnia, Andrea Burri and Ali Montazeri

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:26

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  11. Research article

    Effects of gaps in priorities between ideal and real lives on psychological burnout among academic faculty members at a medical university in Japan: a cross-sectional study

    Accumulating evidence from medical workforce research indicates that poor work/life balance and increased work/home conflict induce psychological distress. In this study we aim to examine the existence of a pr...

    Yuki Chatani, Kyoko Nomura, Saki Horie, Keisuke Takemoto, Masumi Takeuchi, Yukifumi Sasamori, Shinichi Takenoshita, Aya Murakami, Haruko Hiraike, Hiroko Okinaga and Derek Smith

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:32

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  12. Research article

    Associations between the duration of active commuting to school and academic achievement in rural Chilean adolescents

    Habitual active commuting to school may be positively associated with academic achievement. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between duration of walking or otherwise actively commuting to ...

    Antonio García-Hermoso, Jose M. Saavedra, Jordi Olloquequi and Robinson Ramírez-Vélez

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:31

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  13. Short communication

    Comparative study on three different methods for arm-span measurement: the Japan environment and Children’s study pilot

    Arm span is an important measure for the assessment of growth and hormone deficiency diseases. In an epidemiological survey, with a large number of subjects’ indicators, it is especially valuable to establish ...

    Mayumi Tsuji, Tadayuki Ayabe, Rie Tanaka, Ayako Senju, Eiji Shibata, Shunsuke Araki, Seiichi Morokuma, Masafumi Sanefuji, Koichi Kusuhara and Toshihiro Kawamoto

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:28

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  14. Research article

    Attitude and practice of physical activity and social problem-solving ability among university students

    Effective social problem-solving abilities can contribute to decreased risk of poor mental health. In addition, physical activity has a favorable effect on mental health. These previous studies suggest that ph...

    Toshimasa Sone, Yousuke Kawachi, Chihiro Abe, Yuki Otomo, Yul-wan Sung and Seiji Ogawa

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:18

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. Research article

    Changes in the numbers of patients with acute gastroenteritis after voluntary introduction of the rotavirus vaccine in a Japanese children’s primary emergency medical center

    Acute gastroenteritis (AGE) is a major reason for presentation to pediatric primary emergency medical centers. Because rotavirus vaccines were introduced in November 2011 for voluntary vaccination in Japan, we...

    Ichiro Morioka, Naohiro Kamiyoshi, Masahiro Nishiyama, Tomohiko Yamamura, Shogo Minamikawa, Sota Iwatani, Hiroaki Nagase, Kandai Nozu, Noriyuki Nishimura, Mariko Taniguchi-Ikeda, Kazuto Ishibashi, Akihito Ishida and Kazumoto Iijima

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:15

    Published on: 31 March 2017

  20. Regular Article

    Radio-protective effect and mechanism of 4-Acetamido-2,2,6,6- tetramethylpiperidin-1-oxyl in HUVEC cells

    To search for more effective radiation protectors with minimal toxicity, a water-soluble nitroxides Acetamido-Tempol (AA-Tempol) was evaluated for potential radioprotective properties in HUVEC cells (Human Umb...

    Feng Wang, Peng Gao, Ling Guo, Ping Meng, Yuexing Fan, Yongbin Chen, Yanyun Lin, Guozhen Guo, Guirong Ding and Haibo Wang

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:14

    Published on: 24 March 2017

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