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  1. An epidemic situation on human immunodeficiency virus infection can be stopped and even compelled to step back, if adequate and comprehensive prophylactic measures are performed in the proper time.

    Authors: Olga Vladimirovna Azovtseva and George Sergeyevich Arkhipov

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2015 20:450

    Content type: Regular Article

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  2. Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2015 20:447

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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    The original article was published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2015 20:446

    The original article was published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2015 20:445

    The original article was published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2015 20:441

  3. The purpose of this study is to determine whether the score of the sense of coherence 13-item version (SOC-13) scale in the second trimester of pregnancy is associated with threatened premature birth.

    Authors: Naomi Sekizuka-Kagami, Keiko Shimada, Noriko Tabuchi and Hiroyuki Nakamura

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2015 20:436

    Content type: Regular Article

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  4. Symptoms of three-dimensional (3D) sickness, such as intoxication and eye fatigue, have been observed in subjects viewing 3D films and vary according to the image quality and visual environment. In addition, t...

    Authors: Masumi Takada, Yuta Fukui, Yasuyuki Matsuura, Motohiko Sato and Hiroki Takada

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2014 20:424

    Content type: Regular Article

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  5. There is no conclusive evidence of adverse health effects caused by short-term exposure to coarse particulate matter, so in this case-crossover study we looked for an association between exposure and emergency...

    Authors: Takehiro Michikawa, Kayo Ueda, Ayano Takeuchi, Kenji Tamura, Makoto Kinoshita, Takamichi Ichinose and Hiroshi Nitta

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2014 20:439

    Content type: Regular Article

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  6. To investigate the association of serum lipids and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) with obesity in school children and to explore whether hs-CRP levels could be used to predict the presence or abs...

    Authors: Ritsuko Nishide, Michiko Ando, Hidemitsu Funabashi, Yoshiko Yoda, Masataka Nakano and Masayuki Shima

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2014 20:433

    Content type: Regular Article

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  7. The present study aimed to assess the reliability and validity of the Japanese version of KIDSCREEN-52 (J-KIDSCREEN-52), a generic questionnaire used to assess health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among chil...

    Authors: Satoko Nezu, Hidemi Iwasaka, Keigo Saeki, Rika Ishizuka, Hideyo Goma, Nozomi Okamoto, Hiroko Makino, Masami Tanimura, Kazumi Yoshizaki, Kenji Obayashi and Norio Kurumatani

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2014 20:427

    Content type: Regular Article

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  8. This study aimed to examine the associations between obesity and percentage vital capacity (%VC), as well as lifestyle-related disorders, among Japanese participants of a voluntary health checkup.

    Authors: Yoko Goto, Hirohide Yokokawa, Hiroshi Fukuda, Toshio Naito, Teruhiko Hisaoka and Hiroshi Isonuma

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2014 20:431

    Content type: Regular Article

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  9. The aim of this study was to investigate the linkage among climate parameters, total ambulance transports and the number of deaths in Asahikawa City in northern Japan.

    Authors: Hiroaki Kataoka, Kazumi Dokai Mochimasu, Akihiko Katayama, Kanae Oda Kanda, Noriko Sakano, Keiko Tanaka and Nobuyuki Miyatake

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2014 20:429

    Content type: Regular Article

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  10. The present study aimed to clarify the characteristics of elderly people living in non-air-conditioned homes. A questionnaire survey conducted in Misato city in July 2013 revealed that 96.1 % of elderly indivi...

    Authors: Momoko Kayaba, Masahide Kondo and Yasushi Honda

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2014 20:426

    Content type: Short Communication

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  11. Eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) is an important vegetable crop that is widely cultivated in the tropical and subtropical areas in Asia. Globally, the top three eggplant producers are China, India, and Egypt. The ...

    Authors: Jinky Leilanie Del Prado-Lu

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2014 20:425

    Content type: Regular Article

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  12. Now, a lot of researchers have tried to make recycled rigid materials from the sludge cake produced in paper mill industries for the purpose of decreasing its volume. In this study, the researchers tried to ma...

    Authors: Udomsak Kongmuang, Duangta Kiykaew and Ikuharu Morioka

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2014 20:420

    Content type: Regular Article

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  13. Injury is the leading cause of death among children and adolescents in Japan. Despite this, until now there has been comparatively little research on this phenomenon. The purpose of this study was to examine i...

    Authors: Chisa Shinsugi, Andrew Stickley, Shoko Konishi, Chris Fook Sheng Ng and Chiho Watanabe

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2014 20:421

    Content type: Regular Article

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  14. Devastating disasters may increase suicide rates due to mental distress. Previous domestic studies have reported decreased suicide rates among men following disasters. Few reports are available regarding facto...

    Authors: Masatsugu Orui, Shuichiro Harada and Mizuho Hayashi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2014 19:418

    Content type: Short Communication

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  15. To measure current Hg, Cd, and Pb exposure in Japanese children, and to estimate dietary intakes of foods responsible for high body burden.

    Authors: Cimi Ilmiawati, Takahiko Yoshida, Toshihiro Itoh, Yoshihiko Nakagi, Yasuaki Saijo, Yoshihiko Sugioka, Mineshi Sakamoto, Akihiko Ikegami, Masanori Ogawa and Fujio Kayama

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2014 20:416

    Content type: Regular Article

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    The Letter to the Editor to this article has been published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2015 20:460

  16. Biological monitoring of organophosphorus insecticide (OP) metabolites, specifically dialkylphosphates (DAP) in urine, plays a key role in low-level exposure assessment of OP in individuals. The aims of this s...

    Authors: Jun Ueyama, Isao Saito, Ayuko Takaishi, Hiroshi Nomura, Mai Inoue, Aya Osaka, Yuka Sugiura, Yumi Hayashi, Shinya Wakusawa, Hiroko Ogi, Kimio Inuzuka, Michihiro Kamijima and Takaaki Kondo

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2014 19:407

    Content type: Regular Article

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  17. We investigated the specificity and structures of job-related stress in psychiatric dementia nurses (PDNs) caring for elderly patients with serious behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia who require...

    Authors: Hironori Yada, Hiroshi Abe, Xi Lu, Yuko Wakizaki, Hisamitsu Omori, Hisae Matsuo, Yasushi Ishida and Takahiko Katoh

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2014 19:414

    Content type: Regular Article

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  18. Considering the potential for occupational sun exposure among state park workers, the purpose of this pilot study was to identify skin cancer knowledge, health beliefs, self-efficacy, and sun protection behavi...

    Authors: Vinayak K. Nahar, M. Allison Ford, Javier F. Boyas, Robert T. Brodell, Amanda Hutcheson, Robert E. Davis, Kim R. Beason, Martha A. Bass and Rizwana Biviji-Sharma

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2014 19:412

    Content type: Short Communication

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  19. This study aimed to examine the association between lifestyle-related disorders and visceral fat mass, and to estimate an appropriate cutoff value for visceral fat mass that correlated with body mass index (BM...

    Authors: Hironobu Sanada, Hirohide Yokokawa, Junichi Yatabe, Scott M. Williams, Robin A. Felder, Pedro A. Jose and Seiichi Takenosita

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2014 19:411

    Content type: Regular Article

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  20. During the last two decades, Sri Lanka, located close to the equator, has experienced an escalating incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) of unknown aetiology (CKDue) in dry zonal areas. Similar incidences...

    Authors: Sunil J. Wimalawansa

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2014 19:395

    Content type: Review

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    The Letter to the Editor to this article has been published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2015 20:445

    The Letter to the Editor to this article has been published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2015 20:446

    The Letter to the Editor to this article has been published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2015 20:441

  21. The primary goal of this study was to evaluate the incidence and characteristics of posttraumatic headache attributed to mild brain injury in military personnel in Iran within a prospective and observational s...

    Authors: Saeid Rezaei Jouzdani, Ali Ebrahimi, Maryam Rezaee, Mehdi Shishegar, Abbas Tavallaii and Gholamreza Kaka

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2014 19:409

    Content type: Regular Article

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  22. Medications or lifestyle changes to prevent or improve hypertension often press considerable efforts on patients suffering from mild hypertension. Capsules including Umezu polyphenols (UP), polyphenols in Japanes...

    Authors: Shigeki Takemura, Kouichi Yoshimasu, Jin Fukumoto, Kanae Mure, Nobuhiro Nishio, Kunihiro Kishida, Fumiko Yano, Takahiko Mitani, Tatsuya Takeshita and Kazuhisa Miyashita

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2014 19:404

    Content type: Short Communication

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  23. Muscular dystrophies are a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of inherited myogenic disorders. In clinical tests for these diseases, creatine kinase (CK) is generally used as diagnostic blood-based...

    Authors: Yasunari Matsuzaka, Soichiro Kishi, Yoshitsugu Aoki, Hirofumi Komaki, Yasushi Oya, Shin-ichi Takeda and Kazuo Hashido

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2014 19:405

    Content type: Short Communication

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  24. Silica particles and asbestos fibers, which are known as typical causatives of pneumoconiosis, induce lung fibrosis. Moreover, silicosis patients often complicate with autoimmune diseases, and asbestos-exposed...

    Authors: Suni Lee, Hidenori Matsuzaki, Naoko Kumagai-Takei, Kei Yoshitome, Megumi Maeda, Ying Chen, Masayasu Kusaka, Kozo Urakami, Hiroaki Hayashi, Wataru Fujimoto, Yasumitsu Nishimura and Takemi Otsuki

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2014 19:403

    Content type: Review

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  25. The control of sleep/wakefulness is associated with the regulation of energy metabolism. The present experiment was designed to assess the effect of nocturnal blue light exposure on the control of sleep/wakefu...

    Authors: Momoko Kayaba, Kaito Iwayama, Hitomi Ogata, Yumi Seya, Ken Kiyono, Makoto Satoh and Kumpei Tokuyama

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2014 19:402

    Content type: Regular Article

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2014 20:422

  26. Exercise is effective for preventing the onset and development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in human cases; however, the effect of exercise on the pathophysiology using animal models of T2DM has not bee...

    Authors: Ancah Caesarina Novi Marchianti, Emi Arimura, Miharu Ushikai and Masahisa Horiuchi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2014 19:400

    Content type: Regular Article

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  27. We aimed to identify who sustains needlestick and sharps injuries, under what circumstances and what actions are taken to minimize the risk and in response to intraoperative NSSIs.

    Authors: Parvin Lakbala, Ghasem Sobhani, Mahboobeh Lakbala, Kavoos Dindarloo Inaloo and Hamid Mahmoodi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2014 19:401

    Content type: Regular Article

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  28. The aim of this study was to evaluate the link between circulating leptin levels and physical activity and/or physical fitness in apparently healthy Japanese.

    Authors: Nobuyuki Miyatake, Haruka Murakami, Ryoko Kawakami, Izumi Tabata and Motohiko Miyachi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2014 19:398

    Content type: Short Communication

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  29. Due to the increased ultraviolet radiation, the incidence of melanoma is increasing worldwide more than that of any other cancer. In this study, the effects of irradiation of non-thermal atmospheric pressure p...

    Authors: Yasuhiro Omata, Machiko Iida, Ichiro Yajima, Kozue Takeda, Nobutaka Ohgami, Masaru Hori and Masashi Kato

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2014 19:399

    Content type: Commentary

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  30. The pandemic influenza A/H1N1 2009 virus is commonly known to affect younger individuals. Several epidemiological studies have clarified the epidemic features of university students in Japan. In this study, we...

    Authors: Mitsuo Uchida, Minoru Kaneko, Teruomi Tsukahara, Shinsuke Washizuka and Shigeyuki Kawa

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2014 19:396

    Content type: Review

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  31. Standard Tables of Food Composition in Japan 2010 (FCT) remain incomplete for iodine contents. This survey was initiated to develop a method to cope with this shortage and to find daily iodine intake of presch...

    Authors: Haruo Nakatsuka, Takao Watanabe, Shinichiro Shimbo, Hideyuki Sawatari, Kana Izumi, Kozue Yaginuma-Sakurai and Masayuki Ikeda

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2014 19:394

    Content type: Regular Article

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  32. Serine protease inhibitor Kazal type-5 (SPINK5) plays a crucial role in deciding the timing of desquamation of the skin. Its gene expression is limited at the very surface of the stratum granulosum (SG), wher...

    Authors: Ngoc Anh Le, Midori Katsuyama, Masashi Demura, Hideji Tanii, Hironobu Katsuyama and Kiyofumi Saijoh

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2014 19:393

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  33. Although colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most frequent malignancies in Japan, the associated genetic factors remain to be elucidated. Functional loss of the transporter associated with antigen processing...

    Authors: Takenori Yamauchi, Shouhei Takeuchi, Naoki Maehara and Yoshiki Kuroda

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2014 19:388

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  34. The aim of this study was to investigate the link between circulating adiponectin levels and peak oxygen uptake and/or physical activity in Japanese.

    Authors: Nobuyuki Miyatake, Takeyuki Numata, Haruka Murakami, Ryoko Kawakami, Kiyoshi Sanada, Izumi Tabata and Motohiko Miyachi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2014 19:390

    Content type: Regular Article

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  35. Recent demographic changes, such as marriage at later ages and delayed childbearing, have contributed to the increased demand for ovum donation. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the frequency a...

    Authors: Yuri Hibino and Yosuke Shimazono

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2014 19:389

    Content type: Regular Article

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  36. This study attempted to clarify the association between participation in a social group and perceived health among elderly residents of a previously methylmercury-polluted area in Japan.

    Authors: Mika Tanaka, Kayo Ushijima, Woncheol Sung, Minoru Kawakita, Shiro Tanaka, Yoshito Mukai, Kenji Tamura and Sadami Maruyama

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2014 19:387

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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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