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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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

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  15. 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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  16. 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

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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

  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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

  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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

  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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

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  44. 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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  45. 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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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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