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  1. An increase in cardiovascular diseases has been reported following major disasters. Previous work has shown that ultrasonographic findings from ultrasound cardiography examination (UCG) increased until the 44t...

    Authors: Hidenori Onishi, Osamu Yamamura, Shinsaku Ueda, Muneichi Shibata, Soichi Enomoto, Fumie Maeda, Hiromasa Tsubouchi, Takeshi Hirobe, Sadao Shimizu, Kazuhiko Hanzawa, Tadanori Hamano, Yasunari Nakamoto, Hiroyuki Hayashi and Hidekazu Terasawa

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:37

    Content type: Short communication

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  2. Cancerous tissue transformation developing usually over years or even decades of life is a highly complex process involving strong stressors damaging DNA, chronic inflammation, comprehensive interaction betwee...

    Authors: A. Kapinova, P. Kubatka, O. Golubnitschaja, M. Kello, P. Zubor, P. Solar and M. Pec

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:36

    Content type: Review article

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  3. The present review summarizes the results of several follow-up studies assessing an asbestos product manufacturing plant in Chongqing, China, and discusses three controversial issues related to the carcinogeni...

    Authors: Eiji Yano

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:35

    Content type: Review article

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  4. Sedentary behaviors have recently become an important public health issue. We aimed to investigate the relationship between screen time and nutrient intake in children and adolescents.

    Authors: Hiromasa Tsujiguchi, Daisuke Hori, Yasuhiro Kambayashi, Toshio Hamagishi, Hiroki Asakura, Junko Mitoma, Masami Kitaoka, Enoch Olando Anyenda, Thao Thi Thu Nguyen, Yohei Yamada, Koichiro Hayashi, Tadashi Konoshita, Takiko Sagara, Aki Shibata, Satoshi Sasaki and Hiroyuki Nakamura

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:34

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Mothers who smoke during pregnancy or while their children are small were common in some populations. Epidemiological studies have tried to detect the effect of prenatal tobacco smoke (PTS), and childhood envi...

    Authors: Yiwen Chen, Qin Liu, Wenyan Li, Xu Deng, Bo Yang and Xin Huang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:33

    Content type: Review article

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  6. The facial expression of medical staff has been known to greatly affect the psychological state of patients, making them feel uneasy or conversely, cheering them up. By clarifying the characteristics of facial...

    Authors: Yuriko Kojima, Tomohiro Kumagai, Tomoo Hidaka, Takeyasu Kakamu, Shota Endo, Yayoi Mori, Tadashi Tsukamoto, Takashi Sakamoto, Miho Murata, Takehito Hayakawa and Tetsuhito Fukushima

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:32

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Age-related low-grade inflammation causing endothelial disruption influences sarcopenia, hypertension, and atherosclerosis. We reported previously that maintenance of muscle strength in elderly hypertensive me...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Shimpei Sato, Yuko Noguchi, Jun Koyamatsu, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Miho Higashi, Mako Nagayoshi, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Yasuhiro Nagata, Noboru Takamura and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:31

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported a correction in the units in the methods section under “Subjects”

    Authors: Masahide Koda, Motoki Iwasaki, Yuko Yamano, Xi Lu and Takahiko Katoh

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:30

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:72

  9. Both aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) rs671 polymorphism and lifestyle behaviors are involved in coronary artery disease (CAD), while the interaction between them is currently unknown.

    Authors: Liu Huang, Xiao Cai, Fuzhi Lian, Long Zhang, Yuling Kong, Chengjian Cao, Haiyan Ma, Yuxian Shao, Yinyin Wu, Baodan Zhang, Liangwen Xu and Lei Yang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:29

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Age-related musculoskeletal diseases are becoming increasingly burdensome in terms of both individual quality of life and medical cost. We intended to establish a large population-based cohort study to determi...

    Authors: Kazutoshi Nakamura, Ribeka Takachi, Kaori Kitamura, Toshiko Saito, Ryosaku Kobayashi, Rieko Oshiki, Yumi Watanabe, Keiko Kabasawa, Akemi Takahashi, Shoichiro Tsugane, Masayuki Iki, Ayako Sasaki and Osamu Yamazaki

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:28

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  11. Acetylcholinesterase inhibitor insecticides (AChEIIs) were used extensively in the agrarian region of Anuradhapura for the past few decades. As a result, the region faced a heightened risk of toxicity. Carbary...

    Authors: Devarajan Rathish, Suneth Agampodi and Channa Jayasumana

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:27

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Intestinal parasites are a common problem in the world. The greater proportion of infections is associated with poor water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). This study was conducted to assess intestinal parasit...

    Authors: Zemichael Gizaw, Tsegaye Adane, Jember Azanaw, Ayenew Addisu and Daniel Haile

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:26

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Assessment of acetylcholinesterase-inhibitor insecticide (AChEII) toxicity depends on the measurement of red blood cell acetylcholinesterase (RBC-AChE) activity. Its interpretation requires baseline values whi...

    Authors: Devarajan Rathish, Indika Senavirathna, Channa Jayasumana and Suneth Agampodi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:25

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Plastic resins are complex chemicals that contain toluene diisocyanate (TDI) and/or trimellitic anhydride (TMA), which cause occupational allergies (OA), including respiratory allergies. Serum IgGs against TDI...

    Authors: Mayumi Tsuji, Yasuhiro Ishihara, Toyohi Isse, Chihaya Koriyama, Megumi Yamamoto, Noriaki Kakiuchi, Hsu-Sheng Yu, Masayuki Tanaka, Takuto Tsuchiya, Masanori Ohta, Rie Tanaka and Toshihiro Kawamoto

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:24

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The main objective of this study was to describe the temporal distribution of monthly reported human brucellosis cases in mainland China and develop an appropriate time series model for short-term extrapolatio...

    Authors: Peng Guan, Wei Wu and Desheng Huang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:23

    Content type: Research article

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  16. International Health Regulations controls international travel including human movement, disease vector, and imported items to prevent the spread of dengue, especially in seaports, airports, and border crossin...

    Authors: Tri Baskoro Tunggul Satoto, Antok Listyantanto, Suzana Dewi Agustjahjani, Hari Kusnanto Josef and Barandi S. Widartono

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:22

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Ischemic heart disease (IHD/ICD10: I20-I25) is the second leading cause of deaths in Japan and accounts for 40% of deaths due to heart diseases. This study aimed to calculate the economic burden of IHD using t...

    Authors: Toshiharu Gochi, Kunichika Matsumoto, Rebeka Amin, Takefumi Kitazawa, Kanako Seto and Tomonori Hasegawa

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:21

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The increase in the proportion of elderly people in the population is one of the most remarkable sociodemographic phenomena of the twenty-first century. The number of patients with diabetes is also increasing ...

    Authors: Takuo Nomura, Toshihiro Kawae, Hiroaki Kataoka and Yukio Ikeda

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:20

    Content type: Review article

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  19. Most clinicians feel ill-equipped to assess or educate patients about toxicant exposures, and it is unclear how expert environmental medicine clinicians assess these exposures or treat exposure-related conditi...

    Authors: Nicole Bijlsma and Marc Maurice Cohen

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:19

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Depleted uranium (DU) has been widely applied in industrial and military activities, and is often obtained from producing fuel for nuclear reactors. DU may be released into the environment, polluting air, soil...

    Authors: Yong-Chao Yue, Ming-Hua Li, Hai-Bo Wang, Bang-Le Zhang and Wei He

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:18

    Content type: Review article

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  21. Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) may act as a possible biochemical index for vascular damage, although evidence for the association between HGF and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) is limited. Since both HG...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Shimpei Sato, Jun Koyamatsu, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Mako Nagayoshi, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Keita Inoue, Shoichi Fukui, Hideaki Kondo, Seiko Nakamichi, Yasuhiro Nagata and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:16

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The ammonia contained in tobacco fillers and mainstream and sidestream cigarette smoke accelerates nicotine dependence in cigarette smokers. Ammonia has been included in the non-exhaustive priority list of 39 ...

    Authors: Yohei Inaba, Shigehisa Uchiyama and Naoki Kunugita

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:15

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Building an effective casework system for child maltreatment is a global issue. We estimated the effect of household dysfunction (i.e., interparental violence, caregiver mental health problems, and caregiver s...

    Authors: Hirotsuna Ohashi, Ichiro Wada, Yui Yamaoka, Ryoko Nakajima-Yamaguchi, Yasukazu Ogai and Nobuaki Morita

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:14

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Dundee Ready Educational Environment Measure (DREEM) is a 50-item tool to assess the educational environment of medical institutions as perceived by the students. This cross-sectional study developed and valid...

    Authors: Kathiresan Jeyashree, Hemant Deepak Shewade and Soundappan Kathirvel

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:13

    Content type: Research article

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  25. This commentary highlights the recently published study by Jeon and Ha (Environ Health Prev Med 22:27, 2017) examining the effects of exercise intensity and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) on memory i...

    Authors: Tharmegan Tharmaratnam, Tyler Tabobondung, Taylor Tabobondung and Sally Doherty

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:12

    Content type: Commentary

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  26. The ‘Conclusion’ section in the Abstract was published incorrectly in the original publication of the article [1] and is corrected with this erratum as below: “Fetal exposure to the Chinese famine may be assoc...

    Authors: Lingli Liu, Xianglong Xu, Huan Zeng, Yong Zhang, Zumin Shi, Fan Zhang, Xianqing Cao, Yao Jie Xie, Cesar Reis and Yong Zhao

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:11

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:64

  27. Wood is a valuable material for interiors, and the psychophysiological relaxation effects of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from wood chips and essential oils have been reported. However, few studies have i...

    Authors: Eri Matsubara and Shuichi Kawai

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:10

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Currently, it is recognized that water polluted with toxic heavy metal ions may cause serious effects on human health. Therefore, the development of new materials for effective removal of heavy metal ions from...

    Authors: An Manh Cuong, Nguyen Thi Le Na, Pham Nhat Thang, Trinh Ngoc Diep, Ly Bich Thuy, Nguyen Lai Thanh and Nguyen Dinh Thang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:9

    Content type: Research article

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  29. An increasing number of publications are drawing attention to the associations between six common polymorphisms in HOX transcript anti-sense RNA (HOTAIR) and the risk of cancers, while these results have been ...

    Authors: Juan Li, Zhigang Cui, Hang Li, Xiaoting Lv, Min Gao, Zitai Yang, Yanhong Bi, Baosen Zhou and Zhihua Yin

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:8

    Content type: Research article

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  30. China has the world’s largest tea plantation area in the world. To sustain high yields of the tea, multiple pesticides are used on tea crops to control pests. Organophosphorus (OP) pesticides are among the mos...

    Authors: Pei Cao, Dajin Yang, Jianghui Zhu, Zhaoping Liu, Dingguo Jiang and Haibin Xu

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:7

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Epidemiological studies have suggested that noise exposure may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and experimental studies have demonstrated that noise exposure can induce insulin resistance...

    Authors: Lijie Liu, Cong Fang, Jing Yang, Hongyu Zhang, Yi Huang, Chuanying Xuan, Yongfang Wang, Shengwei Li, Jun Sha, Mingming Zha and Min Guo

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:6

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Few studies have attempted to compare the differences in the prevalence and impact factors of hysterical tendencies (HTs) in adolescents. Thus, the aim of this study was to examine gender differences in the pr...

    Authors: Qinglin Cheng, Li Xie, Yunkai Hu, Jinfeng Hu, Wei Gao, Yongxiang Lv and Yong Xu

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:5

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Slow-motion training, an exercise marked by extremely slow movements, yields a training effect like that of a highly intense training, even when the applied load is small. This study evaluated the effects of l...

    Authors: Kanae Kanda, Takeshi Yoda, Hiromi Suzuki, Yugo Okabe, Yutaka Mori, Kunihisa Yamasaki, Hiroko Kitano, Aya Kanda and Tomohiro Hirao

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:4

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Pesticides are an agricultural chemical suspected to be a significant contributor to a global diabetes pandemic. The purpose of this study was to confirm previous findings of the link between diabetes and some...

    Authors: Chudchawal Juntarawijit and Yuwayong Juntarawijit

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:3

    Content type: Research article

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  35. The objectives of this study are to investigate the incidence and reporting behavior of sharp injuries among healthcare workers (HCWs) and identify the risk factors associated with these injuries.

    Authors: Zhuo Cui, Jingrui Zhu, Xiangjun Zhang, Bairu Wang and Xiaojun Li

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:2

    Content type: Research article

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  36. The effect of the redox state of human serum albumin (HSA) on the antioxidant properties of the entire body has been a focus of recent research. The usefulness of HSA redox state as a biomarker for reducing ox...

    Authors: Ryosuke Fujii, Jun Ueyama, Arisa Aoi, Naohiro Ichino, Keisuke Osakabe, Keiko Sugimoto, Koji Suzuki, Nobuyuki Hamajima, Kenji Wakai and Takaaki Kondo

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:1

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) may occur during any human activity, including driving. The objectives of this study were to report the frequency of ACS occurring while driving, clarify patient characteristics, ...

    Authors: Joji Inamasu, Satoru Miyatake, Takashi Yagi and Shigetaka Noma

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:82

    Content type: Short communication

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  38. Although ethanol is known to inhibit platelet aggregation, the effects of another variant of alcohol, methanol, have not been reported. The purpose of this study was to determine whether methanol and its metab...

    Authors: Mikio Marumo and Ichiro Wakabayashi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:81

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Most studies have investigated the association between parental socioeconomic factors and dental caries in children based on educational and income levels; studies focusing on parental occupation, however, hav...

    Authors: Hiromasa Kato, Keiko Tanaka, Ken Shimizu, Chisato Nagata, Shinya Furukawa, Masashi Arakawa and Yoshihiro Miyake

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:80

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Chronic noise exposure has been associated with tau hyperphosphorylation and Alzheimer’s disease (AD)-like pathological changes, but the underlying mechanism is unknown. In this study, we explored the effects ...

    Authors: Zhihui Gai, Donghong Su, Yawen Wang, Wenlong Li, Bo Cui, Kang Li, Xiaojun She and Rui Wang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:79

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Neuropsychological effects of considerably low levels of lead exposure are observed in children, and a reliable and possibly painless technique that can detect such levels is required for the assessment of suc...

    Authors: Nozomi Tatsuta, Kunihiko Nakai, Miyuki Iwai-Shimada, Futoshi Mizutani, Katsuyuki Murata, Yoichi Chisaki and Hiroshi Satoh

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:78

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Triglycerides are reported to be positively associated with blood pressure (both systolic and diastolic). However, in a previous study, we reported a significant positive association between triglycerides and ...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Shimpei Sato, Yuko Noguchi, Jun Koyamatsu, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Mako Nagayoshi, Koichiro Kadota, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Yasuhiro Nagata and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:77

    Content type: Research article

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  43. This retrospective study evaluated the influence of the joint impact of habitual exercise and glycemic control on the incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) during a 6-year follow-up period in middle-aged a...

    Authors: Ryoma Michishita, Takuro Matsuda, Shotaro Kawakami, Satoshi Tanaka, Akira Kiyonaga, Hiroaki Tanaka, Natsumi Morito and Yasuki Higaki

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:76

    Content type: Research article

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  44. The p.R4810K and other rare variants of ring finger protein 213 gene (RNF213) were illustrated as susceptibility variants for moyamoya (MMD) and non-moyamoya intracranial artery stenosis/occlusion disease (ICASO)...

    Authors: Xin Liao, Jing Deng, Wenjie Dai, Tong Zhang and Junxia Yan

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:75

    Content type: Research article

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  45. This study aimed to examine the level of perception of the technical terms related to the effect of radiation on the human body among residents of the six prefectures of Miyagi, Fukushima, Tokyo, Aichi, Hirosh...

    Authors: Yoshitoku Yoshida, Yasuko Yoshida, Emiko Isogai, Takashi Hayase, Kozue Nakamura, Mitsuo Saito and Koji Arizono

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:73

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Heterocyclic aromatic amines (HAAs) may confer prostate cancer risk; however, the evidence is inconclusive and the activity of HAA-metabolizing enzymes is modulated by gene variants. The purpose of our study w...

    Authors: Masahide Koda, Motoki Iwasaki, Yuko Yamano, Xi Lu and Takahiko Katoh

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:72

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:30

  47. Numerous studies have reported that spending time in nature is associated with the improvement of various health outcomes and well-being. This review evaluated the physical and psychological benefits of a spec...

    Authors: Byeongsang Oh, Kyung Ju Lee, Chris Zaslawski, Albert Yeung, David Rosenthal, Linda Larkey and Michael Back

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:71

    Content type: Review article

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  48. Innate immune factors exert widespread effects on cytokine secretion, cell survival, autophagy, and apoptosis. Nucleotide-binding and oligomerization domain-like receptors (NLRs) are members of the innate immu...

    Authors: Natsu Yamaguchi, Yoshimi Suzuki, M. H. Mahbub, Hidekazu Takahashi, Ryosuke Hase, Yasutaka Ishimaru, Hiroshi Sunagawa, Rie Watanabe, Yoshinobu Eishi and Tsuyoshi Tanabe

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:70

    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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