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  1. This systematic and meta-analysis review aimed to provide an updated estimate of the prevalence of ever and current cigarette smoking in women, in geographic areas worldwide, and demonstrate a trend of the pre...

    Authors: Alireza Jafari, Abdolhalim Rajabi, Mahdi Gholian-Aval, Nooshin Peyman, Mehrsadat Mahdizadeh and Hadi Tehrani

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:5

    Content type: Review article

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  2. Severe hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) is a life-threatening contagious disease among young children and infants. Although enterovirus A71 has been well acknowledged to be the dominant cause of severe HFMD,...

    Authors: Qing Pan, Fengfeng Liu, Juying Zhang, Xing Zhao, Yifan Hu, Chaonan Fan, Fan Yang, Zhaorui Chang and Xiong Xiao

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:4

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Previous studies have suggested that screen time (ST) has a negative effect on children’s emotional and behavioral health, but there are few longitudinal studies that have been conducted with infants and toddl...

    Authors: Wenwen Liu, Xiaoyan Wu, Kun Huang, Shuangqin Yan, Liya Ma, Hui Cao, Hong Gan and Fangbiao Tao

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:3

    Content type: Research article

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  4. We performed an updated meta-analysis to clarify the relationship between the CEBPE rs2239633 polymorphism and the childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (CALL) susceptibility.

    Authors: Jin Liu, Gu Weiling, Li Xueqin, Xie Liang, Wang Linhong and Chen Zhongwen

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:2

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Household air pollution from biomass fuels burning in traditional cookstoves currently appeared as one of the most serious threats to public health with a recent burden estimate of 2.6 million premature deaths...

    Authors: Mesafint Molla Adane, Getu Degu Alene and Seid Tiku Mereta

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:1

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Glyphosate and its salt formulations are nonselective herbicides that have been extensively used worldwide, both for residential and agricultural purposes. The possible carcinogenicity and teratogenicity of gl...

    Authors: Hiroshi Nomura, Risa Hamada, Isao Saito, Kunihiko Nakane, Ritsuko Sawa, Miwa Ukai, Eiji Shibata, Mitsuo Sato, Michihiro Kamijima and Jun Ueyama

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:83

    Content type: Research article

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  7. We investigated the association between psychological distress and oral health status/oral health-related quality of life (OHQoL) in Japanese community-dwelling people.

    Authors: Ai Sekiguchi, Shin-ya Kawashiri, Hideaki Hayashida, Yuki Nagaura, Kenichi Nobusue, Fumiaki Nonaka, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Masayasu Kitamura, Koji Kawasaki, Hideki Fukuda, Takahiro Iwasaki, Toshiyuki Saito and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:82

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Improved water sources are not equally available in all geographical regions. Populations dependent on unsafe water sources are recommended to treat their water at point-of-use using adequate methods to reduce...

    Authors: Yohannes Tefera Damtew and Abraham Geremew

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:81

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Although change in the birth cohort effect on cancer mortality rates is known to be highly associated with the decreasing rates of age-standardized cancer mortality rates in Japan, the differences in the trend...

    Authors: Tasuku Okui

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:80

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is commonly known as an environmental sensor. Polymorphisms in AhR gene have been implicated in susceptibility to cancer. However, the results were controversial. This study wa...

    Authors: He Li, Li Luo, Dan Wang, Jun Duan and Rui Zhang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:79

    Content type: Research article

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  11. We aim to explore the association between self-reported snoring and hypertension among adults aged 30–79 in Chongqing, China.

    Authors: Meng Xiao, Xiaojun Tang, Fan Zhang, Li Zhou, Xiaoqing Bu, Xiang Liu, Xianbin Ding, Zhuozhi Shen, Liling Chen, Yunyun Wu, Wenge Tang and Jingfu Qiu

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:78

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Decreased heart rate variability (HRV) is a predictor of autonomic system dysfunction, and is considered as a potential mechanism of increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) induced by exposure to partic...

    Authors: Zhiping Niu, Feifei Liu, Baojing Li, Na Li, Hongmei Yu, Yongbo Wang, Hong Tang, Xiaolu Chen, Yuanan Lu, Zilu Cheng, Suyang Liu, Gongbo Chen, Yuxiao Zhang and Hao Xiang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:77

    Content type: Review article

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  13. Geographical analysis is becoming a powerful tool for evaluating the quality of medical services and acquiring fundamental data for medical decision-making. Using geographical analysis, we evaluated the impact...

    Authors: Atsuko Nakayama, Masatoshi Nagayama, Hiroyuki Morita, Takuya Kawahara, Issei Komuro and Mitsuaki Isobe

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:76

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Individual health behavior is related to environmental and social structures. To promote physical activity (PA) effectively, it is necessary to consider structural influences. Previous research has shown the r...

    Authors: Antonina Tcymbal, Yolanda Demetriou, Anne Kelso, Laura Wolbring, Kathrin Wunsch, Hagen Wäsche, Alexander Woll and Anne K. Reimers

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:75

    Content type: Review article

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  15. Estimates of daily sodium (Na) and potassium (K) excretion were explicitly biased when using equations for adults. We aimed to develop equations to estimate them using overnight urine from Japanese children an...

    Authors: Masayuki Okuda, Keiko Asakura and Satoshi Sasaki

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:74

    Content type: Short communication

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  16. Despite the fact that there are parents who do not take children with untreated dental caries to a dental clinic, few studies have been conducted to identify the responsible underlying social and family factor...

    Authors: Yukiko Asaka, Michikazu Sekine, Masaaki Yamada and Takashi Tatsuse

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:73

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The Rugby World Cup (RWC) is one of the biggest international mega sports events in the world. This study was conducted to identify and evaluate the volume, nature, and severity of spectator medical care in th...

    Authors: Takuya Tajima, Yuji Takazawa, Mutsuo Yamada, Takuro Moriya, Haruhiko Sato, Junichiro Higashihara, Yukimasa Toyama, Etsuo Chosa, Akihiko Nakamura and Ichiro Kono

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:72

    Content type: Research article

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  18. This study aims to understand the extent of adolescents’ attempts to quit using tobacco and the factors influencing such attempts in Korea, using a descriptive, cross-sectional design and secondary data analys...

    Authors: Mi-Jung Kang, Hyunjin Lee and Mirae Jo

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:71

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Resveratrol has been shown to inhibit platelet aggregation. However, the mechanism for this action of resveratrol remains to be clarified. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the Ca2+-related mechanism for...

    Authors: Mikio Marumo, Kazumi Ekawa and Ichiro Wakabayashi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:70

    Content type: Research article

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  20. The absence of thyroid cysts may indicate latent thyroid damage, as demonstrated in our previous study. However, the association between the absence of thyroid cysts and latent functional damage of the thyroid...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Yuko Nabeshima-Kimura, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Yuko Noguchi, Yasuhiro Nagata, Takahiro Maeda and Naomi Hayashida

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:69

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Particulate matter (PM) < 2.5 μm (PM2.5) or fine PM is a serious public health concern. It affects DNA methylation and heightens carcinogenesis. Deleted in lung and esophageal cancer 1 (DLEC1) is a tumor suppress...

    Authors: Ying-Hsiang Chou, Disline Manli Tantoh, Ming-Chi Wu, Yeu-Sheng Tyan, Pei-Hsin Chen, Oswald Ndi Nfor, Shu-Yi Hsu, Chao-Yu Shen, Chien-Ning Huang and Yung-Po Liaw

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:68

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Globally, over four million deaths are attributed to exposure to household air pollution (HAP) annually. Evidence of the association between exposure to HAP and under-five mortality in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)...

    Authors: Fanuel Meckson Bickton, Latif Ndeketa, Grace Thandekire Sibande, Juvenal Nkeramahame, Chipiliro Payesa and Edith B. Milanzi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:67

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), a new zoonotic agent that emerged in December 2019, causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This infection can be spread by asymptomatic, p...

    Authors: Kenichi Azuma, U Yanagi, Naoki Kagi, Hoon Kim, Masayuki Ogata and Motoya Hayashi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:66

    Content type: Review article

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  24. Occupational noise-induced hearing loss (ONIHL) is the most prevalent occupational disease in the world. The goal of this study was to review the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and preventive measures of ONIHL am...

    Authors: Kou-Huang Chen, Shih-Bin Su and Kow-Tong Chen

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:65

    Content type: Review article

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  25. The burden of dementia is growing rapidly and has become a medical and social problem in Japan. Prospective cohort studies have been considered an effective methodology to clarify the risk factors and the etio...

    Authors: Toshiharu Ninomiya, Shigeyuki Nakaji, Tetsuya Maeda, Masahito Yamada, Masaru Mimura, Kenji Nakashima, Takaaki Mori, Minoru Takebayashi, Tomoyuki Ohara, Jun Hata, Yoshihiro Kokubo, Kazuhiro Uchida, Yasuyuki Taki, Shuzo Kumagai, Koji Yonemoto, Hisako Yoshida…

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:64

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Need to a simple, available, accurate, comprehensive, and valid indicator is felt to assess thermal effects. Therefore, the present study was aimed to develop and validate the environmental heat strain risk as...

    Authors: Saeid Yazdanirad, Farideh Golbabaei, Abbas Rahimi Foroushani, Mohammad Reza Monazzam and Habibollah Dehghan

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:63

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Tobacco consumption causes almost 638,000 premature deaths per year in India. This study sought to examine the prevalence and determinants of tobacco use among men in India.

    Authors: Md Shariful Islam, K. M. Saif-Ur-Rahman, Md. Mofijul Islam Bulbul and Deepak Singh

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:62

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The coronavirus pandemic has transformed and continues to transform and affect the daily lives of communities worldwide, particularly due to the lockdown restrictions. Therefore, this study was designed to und...

    Authors: Wafaa Husain and Fatemah Ashkanani

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:61

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Improving and maintaining the health of mothers and newborns is indisputably a global priority, especially during a pandemic. This study intends to examine the factors associated with cesarean section (CS) dur...

    Authors: Jian Zhang, Yumei Zhang, Yidi Ma, Yalei Ke, Shanshan Huo, Liping He, Wenjuan Luo, Jing Li and Ai Zhao

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:60

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Asbestos exposure is known to cause malignant mesothelioma, which is associated with poor prognosis. We focused on and examined the effect of asbestos exposure on the differentiation and function of cytotoxic ...

    Authors: Naoko Kumagai-Takei, Yasumitsu Nishimura, Megumi Maeda, Hiroaki Hayashi, Hidenori Matsuzaki, Suni Lee, Kei Yoshitome, Tatsuo Ito and Takemi Otsuki

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:59

    Content type: Review article

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  31. Occupational exposure to blood and body fluids is a major risk factor for the transmission of blood-borne infections to healthcare workers. There are several primary studies in Ethiopia yet they might not be a...

    Authors: Biniyam Sahiledengle, Yohannes Tekalegn, Demelash Woldeyohannes and Bruce John Edward Quisido

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:58

    Content type: Review article

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  32. At the end of 2019, the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) severely damaged and endangered people’s lives. The public health emergency management system in China has played an essential role in ha...

    Authors: Juan Li, Yuhang Zhu, Jianing Feng, Weijing Meng, Kseniia Begma, Gaopei Zhu, Xiaoxuan Wang, Di Wu, Fuyan Shi and Suzhen Wang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:57

    Content type: Research article

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  33. We previously demonstrated that continuous exposure to nitrous acid gas (HONO) for 4 weeks, at a concentration of 3.6 parts per million (ppm), induced pulmonary emphysema-like alterations in guinea pigs. In ad...

    Authors: Masayuki Ohyama, Hiroshi Nishimura, Kenichi Azuma, Chika Minejima, Norimichi Takenaka and Shuichi Adachi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:56

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  34. The ongoing pandemic coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) remains a significant issue for global health, economics, and society. In order to balance epidemic control and economic recovery, many countries have suc...

    Authors: Xiucheng Liu, Wei Zhuang, Xiaoyu Quan, Yeqing Zhou, Hao Qin, Chenghang Zou and Hao Zhang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:55

    Content type: Short communication

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  35. Many studies have already reported on the relationship between exercise habits and health among schoolchildren. However, few have examined social and/or family factors as determinants of exercise habits.

    Authors: Satomi Sawa, Michikazu Sekine, Masaaki Yamada, Yugo Fukazawa and Yusuke Hiraku

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:54

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Pilea umbrosa (Urticaceae) is used by local communities (district Abbotabad) for liver disorders, as anticancer, in rheumatism and in skin disorders.

    Authors: Irum Naz, Muhammad Rashid Khan, Jawaid Ahmed Zai, Riffat Batool, Zartash Zahra and Aemin Tahir

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:53

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  37. This study estimated the effects of weekend and off-hour childbirth and the size of perinatal medical care center on the incidence of cerebral palsy.

    Authors: Satoshi Toyokawa, Junichi Hasegawa, Tsuyomu Ikenoue, Yuri Asano, Emi Jojima, Shoji Satoh, Tomoaki Ikeda, Kiyotake Ichizuka, Satoru Takeda, Nanako Tamiya, Akihito Nakai, Keiya Fujimori, Tsugio Maeda, Hideaki Masuzaki, Hideaki Suzuki and Shigeru Ueda

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:52

    Content type: Research article

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  38. China has the largest elderly population in the world; little attention has been paid to the mental health of elderly in areas of extreme poverty. This is the first study to investigate the mental health of th...

    Authors: Yin Yang, Hui Deng, Qingqing Yang, Xianbin Ding, Deqiang Mao, Xiaosong Ma, Bangzhong Xiao and Zhaohui Zhong

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:51

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  39. From 2010 to 2015, there was a twofold growth of new HIV/AIDS infection in Beijing among young students aged 15–24. HIV/AIDS education was found effective in promoting positive behavior change related to HIV/A...

    Authors: Yunting Zheng, Xin Zhang, Xinying Sun, Yuhui Shi and Chun Chang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:50

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  40. The health hazards of indoor air pollution are well-established but studies of the health effects due to pollution from heating are rare. This study investigated the association of heating and disability for a...

    Authors: Qing Wang and Jose A. Tapia Granados

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:49

    Content type: Research article

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  41. In the wake of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, people need to practice social distancing in order to protect themselves from SARS-CoV-2 infection. In such stressful situations, remote cardiac...

    Authors: Atsuko Nakayama, Naoko Takayama, Momoko Kobayashi, Kanako Hyodo, Naomi Maeshima, Fujiwara Takayuki, Hiroyuki Morita and Issei Komuro

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:48

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  42. Helmet use reduces the risk and severity of head injury and death due to road traffic crash among motorcyclists. The protective efficacy of different types of helmets varies. Wearing firmly fastened full-face ...

    Authors: Naveen Kikkeri Hanumantha Setty, Gautham Melur Sukumar, Sumanth Mallikarjun Majgi, Akhil Dhanesh Goel, Prem Prakash Sharma and Manasa Brahmanandam Anand

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:47

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  43. Preventing the need for long-term care (LTC) by identifying physical function risk factors are important to decrease the LTC burden. The objective of this study was to investigate whether grip strength and/or ...

    Authors: Werayuth Srithumsuk, Mai Kabayama, Kayo Godai, Nonglak Klinpudtan, Ken Sugimoto, Hiroshi Akasaka, Yoichi Takami, Yasushi Takeya, Koichi Yamamoto, Saori Yasumoto, Yasuyuki Gondo, Yasumichi Arai, Yukie Masui, Tatsuro Ishizaki, Hiroshi Shimokata, Hiromi Rakugi…

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:46

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  44. High salt intake increases blood pressure, and dietary salt intake has been clearly demonstrated to be associated with hypertension incidence. Japanese people consume higher amounts of salt than Westerners. It...

    Authors: Koji Ito

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:45

    Content type: Review article

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  45. Petrol is the non-specific term for petroleum which is used for inside combustion of engines. Petrol filling workers are highly vulnerable to occupational exposure to these harmful substances which lead to hem...

    Authors: Sisay Getu, Elias Shiferaw and Mulugeta Melku

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:44

    Content type: Research article

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  46. World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that viral load ([VL) is a primary tool that clinicians and researchers have used to monitor patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART), an antiviral drug against retro...

    Authors: Mulugeta Melku, Gizachew Abebe, Amanuel Teketel, Fikir Asrie, Aregawi Yalew, Belete Biadgo, Eyuel Kassa, Debasu Damtie and Degefaye Zelalem Anlay

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:43

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  47. To verify the association between sleep duration and television time with cardiometabolic risk and the moderating role of age, gender, and skin color/ethnicity in this relationship among adolescents.

    Authors: Ana Paula Sehn, Anelise Reis Gaya, Arieli Fernandes Dias, Caroline Brand, Jorge Mota, Karin Allor Pfeiffer, Javier Brazo Sayavera, Jane Dagmar Pollo Renner and Cézane Priscila Reuter

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:42

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  48. Limited evidence exists regarding the relationship between central-to-peripheral fat ratio measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and subsequent cardiometabolic risk in both pediatric and adult pop...

    Authors: Katsuyasu Kouda, Masayuki Iki, Yuki Fujita, Harunobu Nakamura, Masami Hamada, Kazuhiro Uenishi, Mari Miyake and Toshimasa Nishiyama

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:41

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  49. Although nurses’ workplace social capital for a healthy work environment has received considerable attention, few scales about nurses’ workplace social capital are based on the attributes of clinical settings ...

    Authors: Kensuke Norikoshi, Toshio Kobayashi, Keiji Tabuchi and Sanae Oriyama

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:40

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  50. The incidence of melanoma increased rapidly throughout the last decades, with overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation being an established risk factor. Due to their intensive sun exposure, many student athl...

    Authors: Friederike Stölzel, Michaela Wolff, Vera Fieber, Melanie Glausch, Claudia Wachs, Eckhard Breitbart, Martin Bornhäuser and Nadja Seidel

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:39

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