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  1. 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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  2. 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

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  3. 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

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Although maternal age at first birth has been rising in many developed countries, its long-term effects on the health of the mothers themselves are unclear. In this study, we investigated the relationship betw...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:24

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. In May 2009, the Chinese government raised cigarette excise tax rates and adjusted standards for Grade A cigarettes and Grade B cigarettes. The present study aimed to examine the effects of the tax adjustments...

    Authors: Qing Wang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:21

    Content type: Research article

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

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:20

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  12. 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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  13. 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

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  14. 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

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

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:15

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

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:14

    Content type: Regular Article

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  17. The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between airflow limitation (AL) severity and comorbidities in comprehensive health examination.

    Authors: Shota Masuda, Hisamitsu Omori, Ayumi Onoue, Xi Lu, Kenichi Kubota, Noritaka Higashi, Yasuhiro Ogata and Takahiko Katoh

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:13

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  18. Road-traffic emissions (RTE) induce adverse health effects, notably respiratory symptoms and respiratory diseases, as a result of pollutants deposited into the respiratory tract. The aim of this study was to e...

    Authors: Etongola Papy Mbelambela, Ryoji Hirota, Masamitsu Eitoku, Sifa Marie Joelle Muchanga, Hidenori Kiyosawa, Kahoko Yasumitsu-Lovell, Ontshick Leader Lawanga and Narufumi Suganuma

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:11

    Content type: Regular Article

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  19. The objective of this study was to assess the antihypertensive medication adherence in patients who were newly diagnosed with hypertension in Korea.

    Authors: Hyoseon Jeong, Hyeongsu Kim, Kunsei Lee, Jung Hyun Lee, Hye Mi Ahn, Soon Ae Shin and Vitna Kim

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:10

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  20. This study examined the factors associated with nurses’ willingness to care for patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or hepatitis B or C virus (HBV/HCV) in Vietnam.

    Authors: Tomohiro Ishimaru, Koji Wada, Huong Thi Xuan Hoang, Anh Thi My Bui, Hung Dinh Nguyen, Hung Le and Derek R. Smith

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:9

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  21. The impact of wearing lenses on visual and musculoskeletal complaints in VDU workers is currently unknown. The goal of this study was 1) to evaluate the impact of wearing VDU lenses on visual fatigue and self-...

    Authors: Barbara Cagnie, Kayleigh De Meulemeester, Lieselotte Saeys, Lieven Danneels, Liesbet Vandenbulcke and Birgit Castelein

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:8

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  22. Studies on the association of plasma-free amino acids with gout are very limited and produced conflicting results. Therefore, we sought to explore and characterize the plasma-free amino acid (PFAA) profile in ...

    Authors: MH Mahbub, Natsu Yamaguchi, Hidekazu Takahashi, Ryosuke Hase, Hiroki Amano, Mikiko Kobayashi-Miura, Hideyuki Kanda, Yasuyuki Fujita, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Mai Yamamoto, Shinya Kikuchi, Atsuko Ikeda, Naoko Kageyama, Mina Nakamura, Yasutaka Ishimaru, Hiroshi Sunagawa…

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:7

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  23. China has the world’s largest population and the stroke has become the leading cause of death in recent years. The purpose of this study was to explore the associations between hypertension, family history of ...

    Authors: Song Zhang, Zheng Liu, Yong-Liang Liu, Yu-Ling Wang, Tao Liu and Xiang-Bin Cui

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:6

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  24. Possible relationship between semen quality (semen volume, sperm concentration and sperm motility) and parabens exposure was investigated in male partners of couples who visited a gynecology clinic in Tokyo fo...

    Authors: Yukiko Nishihama, Hiroki Toshima, Jun Yoshinaga, Yoshifumi Mizumoto, Miyuki Yoneyama, Daisuke Nakajima, Hiroaki Shiraishi and Susumu Tokuoka

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:5

    Content type: Short communication

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  25. Superoxide dismutase-1 (SOD1, OMIM: 147450) is one of the major antioxidant enzymes, which plays a vital role in clearance of reactive oxygen species. A genetic polymorphism of 50 bp insertion/deletion (Ins/De...

    Authors: Khyber Saify and Mostafa Saadat

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:4

    Content type: Regular Article

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  26. The Great East Japan Earthquake (GEJE) and subsequent tsunamis that occurred in 2011 caused extensive and severe structural damage and interrupted numerous research activities; however, the majority of such ac...

    Authors: Toru Tsuboya, Mariko Inoue, Michihiro Satoh and Kei Asayama

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:3

    Content type: Mini reviews

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  27. A population survey was conducted in an urban shantytown in Bangladesh, as a baseline study of future epidemiological studies. This paper aims to describe the findings of the study, including the population pr...

    Authors: Md. Khalequzzaman, Chifa Chiang, Bilqis Amin Hoque, Sohel Reza Choudhury, Saika Nizam, Hiroshi Yatsuya, Akiko Matsuyama, Yoshihisa Hirakawa, Syed Shariful Islam, Hiroyasu Iso and Atsuko Aoyama

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:1

    Content type: Regular Article

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  28. To prevent the onset of lifestyle-related diseases associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS) in Japan, research into the development of a useful screening method is strongly desired. We developed a new screeni...

    Authors: Ce Tan, Yutaka Sasagawa, Ken-ichi Kamo, Takehiro Kukitsu, Sayaka Noda, Kazuma Ishikawa, Natsumi Yamauchi, Takashi Saikawa, Takanori Noro, Hajime Nakamura, Fumihiko Takahashi, Fumihiro Sata, Mitsuhiro Tada and Yasuo Kokai

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2016 21:568

    Content type: Regular Article

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  29. Authors: Masami Kitaoka, Junko Mitoma, Hiroki Asakura, Olando Enoch Anyenda, Thao Thi Thu Nguyen, Toshio Hamagishi, Daisuke Hori, Fumihiko Suzuki, Aki Shibata, Masae Horii, Hiromasa Tsujiguchi, Yuri Hibino, Yasuhiro Kambayashi, Yoshiaki Hitomi, Naoto Shikura and Nakamura Hiroyuki

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2016 21:525

    Content type: Erratum

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    The original article was published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2016 21:514

  30. The law in Japan requires the declaration of a state of emergency and implementation of countermeasures for an epidemic of a new infectious disease. However, because a state of emergency has never been declare...

    Authors: Takenori Yamauchi, Shouhei Takeuchi, Yoichiro Horii, Yuko Yamano, Yoshiki Kuroda and Toshio Nakadate

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2016 21:517

    Content type: Regular Article

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  31. Authors: Sei Harada, Toru Takebayashi, Ayako Kurihara, Miki Akiyama, Asako Suzuki, Yoko Hatakeyama, Daisuke Sugiyama, Kazuyo Kuwabara, Ayano Takeuchi, Tomonori Okamura, Yuji Nishiwaki, Taichiro Tanaka, Akiyoshi Hirayama, Masahiro Sugimoto, Tomoyoshi Soga and Masaru Tomita

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2016 21:519

    Content type: Erratum

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    The original article was published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2015 21:494

  32. Authors: Abdurrahman Abakay, Abdullah Cetin Tanrikulu, Mehmet Sefik Imamoglu, Mustafa Ayhan, Mahsuk Taylan, Muhammet Ali Kaplan and Ozlem Abakay

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2016 21:508

    Content type: Erratum

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    The original article was published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2015 21:501

  33. The cerebrovascular disorder moyamoya disease (MMD) was first described in 1957 in Japan, and is typically considered to be an Asian-specific disease. However, it is globally recognized as one of the major ca...

    Authors: Akio Koizumi, Hatasu Kobayashi, Toshiaki Hitomi, Kouji H. Harada, Toshiyuki Habu and Shohab Youssefian

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2015 21:498

    Content type: Review

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  34. Metabolomics is a promising approach to the identification of biomarkers in plasma. Here, we performed a population-based, cross-sectional study to identify potential biomarkers of alcohol intake and alcohol-i...

    Authors: Sei Harada, Toru Takebayashi, Ayako Kurihara, Miki Akiyama, Asako Suzuki, Yoko Hatakeyama, Daisuke Sugiyama, Kazuyo Kuwabara, Ayano Takeuchi, Tomonori Okamura, Yuji Nishiwaki, Taichiro Tanaka, Akiyoshi Hirayama, Masahiro Sugimoto, Tomoyoshi Soga and Masaru Tomita

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2015 21:494

    Content type: Regular Article

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2016 21:519

  35. The first autochthonous case of dengue fever in Japan since 1945 was reported on August 27, 2014. Infection was transmitted by Aedes albopictus mosquitoes in Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park. A total of 65 cases with no histo...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Furuya

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2015 20:488

    Content type: Short Communication

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  36. The purpose of the present study was to analyze birth defects (congenital anomalies) after assisted reproductive technology (ART) according to the method of treatment, namely in vitro fertilization (IVF), intr...

    Authors: Syuichi Ooki

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2015 20:486

    Content type: Short Communication

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  37. The aim of this study was to correlate different combinations of manganese (Mn) and iron (Fe) concentration in drinking water with prevalence of dental caries in both primary and permanent dentition, among sc...

    Authors: Eirini Tsanidou, Evangelia Nena, Alexandros Rossos, Zhanna Lendengolts, Christos Nikolaidis, Athanasios Tselebonis and Theodoros C. Constantinidis

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2015 20:482

    Content type: Regular Article

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  38. It would be quite convenient if daily dietary cadmium intake (Cd-D) can be estimated either from Cd in blood (Cd-B) or from Cd in urine (Cd-U). The aim of the study was to examine if Cd-D can be estimated from...

    Authors: Masayuki Ikeda, Haruo Nakatsuka, Takao Watanabe and Shinichiro Shimbo

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2015 20:479

    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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