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  1. Communicating health messages is an important way to influence people’s behaviors towards health issues. Providers need to incorporate audience’s perspective to design more persuasive messages. This study aime...

    Authors: Machi Suka, Takashi Yamauchi and Hiroyuki Yanagisawa

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:69

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Amid the effects of global warming, Tokyo has become an increasingly hot city, especially during the summertime. To prepare for the upcoming 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, all participants, inc...

    Authors: Takeyasu Kakamu, Koji Wada, Derek R. Smith, Shota Endo and Tetsuhito Fukushima

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:68

    Content type: Commentary

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  3. We have read with interest the article by Lu et al. entitled “Association of excessive mobile phone use during pregnancy with birth weight: an adjunct study in Kumamoto of Japan Environment and Children’s Stud...

    Authors: Ghazal Mortazavi, S.A.R. Mortazavi and S.M.J. Mortazavi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:67

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  4. This study aims to assess the hepatoprotective potential of Commelina nudiflora against CCl4-induced hepatic injury in rats.

    Authors: Muhammad Dawood Shah, Urban J.A. D’Souza and Mohammad Iqbal

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:66

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Little is known concerning the lifestyle habits and health conditions in community-dwelling elderly who do not get medical care. We investigated the cross-sectional association between medical expenses (ME) an...

    Authors: Kimiko Tomioka, Norio Kurumatani and Hiroshi Hosoi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:65

    Content type: Research article

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  6. This study aimed to assess the association between exposure to the Great Chinese Famine (1959–1961) during early life and hypertension in adulthood.

    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 2017 22:64

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:11

  7. Nowadays, the bacterial contamination in the hospital environment is of particular concern because the hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), also known as nosocomial infections, are responsible for significant ...

    Authors: Silvia Di Lodovico, Valentina Cataldi, Emanuela Di Campli, Elisabetta Ancarani, Luigina Cellini and Mara Di Giulio

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:63

    Content type: Research

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  8. Asian-specific single nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs) (rs3782886) is reported to be associated with myocardial infarction; sarcopenia is reported to be associated with coronary subclinical atherosclerosis. On t...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:62

    Content type: Research article

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  9. There is worldwide concern about the effects of environmental factors on children’s health and development. The Miami Declaration was signed at the G8 Environment Ministers Meeting in 1997 to promote children’...

    Authors: Kazue Ishitsuka, Shoji F. Nakayama, Reiko Kishi, Chisato Mori, Zentaro Yamagata, Yukihiro Ohya, Toshihiro Kawamoto and Michihiro Kamijima

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:61

    Content type: Review article

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  10. A man-made chemical disaster occurred in the Amur River, leading to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the Nanai people indigenous to the river’s surrounding area. PTSD severity measured by the total scor...

    Authors: Yoko Ota, Natalia Korshunova, Masashi Demura, Midori Katsuyama, Hironobu Katsuyama, Sri Ratna Rahayu and Kiyofumi Saijoh

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:59

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Members of the genus Acanthamoeba are widely distributed throughout the world, and some of them are considered pathogenic, as they are capable of causing corneal and central nervous system diseases. In this study...

    Authors: Yinghua Xuan, Yanqin Shen, Yuxi Ge, Gen Yan and Shanzi Zheng

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:58

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The aim of the performed study was to investigate personal and environmental factors as predictors of thermal sensation perceived by a population of students in a university setting.

    Authors: Cristina I. Petrescu

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:56

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Numerous earlier studies examining the association of air pollution with maternal and foetal health estimated maternal exposure to air pollutants based on the women’s residential addresses. However, residentia...

    Authors: Takehiro Michikawa, Seiichi Morokuma, Hiroshi Nitta, Kiyoko Kato and Shin Yamazaki

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:55

    Content type: Short communication

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  14. The immunological effects of asbestos exposure on various lymphocytes such as the regulatory T cell (Treg), responder CD4+ T helper cell (Tresp), CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL), and natural killer (NK) cel...

    Authors: Hidenori Matsuzaki, Naoko Kumagai-Takei, Suni Lee, Megumi Maeda, Nagisa Sada, Tamayo Hatayama, Shoko Yamamoto, Miho Ikeda, Kei Yoshitome, Yu Min, Yasumitsu Nishimura and Takemi Otsuki

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:53

    Content type: Review article

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  15. 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:52

    Content type: Research article

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  16. 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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:51

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  17. 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...

    Authors: Tserendulam Shagdarsuren, Keiko Nakamura and Layla McCay

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:50

    Content type: Research article

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  18. 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:49

    Content type: Research article

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  19. 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...

    Authors: Masako Sugimoto and Yoshie Yokoyama

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:48

    Content type: Research article

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

  20. 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:47

    Content type: Research article

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  21. 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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:46

    Content type: Research article

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  22. 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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:45

    Content type: Research article

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  23. 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....

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:44

    Content type: Research article

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  24. 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:42

    Content type: Research article

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  25. 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:41

    Content type: Short communication

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  26. 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:40

    Content type: Research article

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  27. 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:39

    Content type: Research article

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  28. 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:38

    Content type: Research article

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  29. 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 ...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:37

    Content type: Research article

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  30. 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:36

    Content type: Research article

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  31. 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 ...

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:35

    Content type: Research article

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  32. 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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:34

    Content type: Research article

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  33. 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:33

    Content type: Research article

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  34. 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:32

    Content type: Research article

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  35. 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 ...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:31

    Content type: Research article

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  36. 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:30

    Content type: Research article

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  37. 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 ...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:28

    Content type: Short communication

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  38. 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:26

    Content type: Research article

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  39. 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.

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:23

    Content type: Research article

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  40. 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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:22

    Content type: Research article

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  41. 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:19

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  42. 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:18

    Content type: Research article

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  43. 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:17

    Content type: Research 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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