More Rigorous Evidence Needed on Pharma Access Programs
[VIDEO] Companies should do more to generate high-quality evidence on their initiatives.
Rising Income Inequality Tied to Gaps in Survival
Poorest 5 percent of Americans have experienced no gains in survival, while middle- and high- income Americans have seen life expectancy increase by two years.
Weight History Over Time Shows Higher Risk of Death for Overweight, Obese People
Work further undercuts “obesity paradox,” which posits that being overweight protects against mortality from heart and other diseases.
More Attention Needed to Prevent Sexual Transmission of Zika
Consistent international guidelines needed for travelers and sexual partners, as well as more research into how virus is secreted and transmitted.
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- Published On 5/1/2017Bordetella pertussis infections in travelers: data from the GeoSentinel global network.Journal of travel medicineread at PubMed
- Published On 5/1/2017Clostridium difficile infection in returning travellers.Journal of travel medicineread at PubMed
- Published On 4/19/2017Upregulation of Zinc Absorption Matches Increases in Physiologic Requirements for Zinc in Women Consuming High- or Moderate-Phytate Diets during Late Pregnancy and Early Lactation.The Journal of nutritionread at PubMed
- Published On 4/18/2017On the Need for Quantitative Bias Analysis in the Peer-Review Process.American journal of epidemiologyread at PubMed
- Published On 4/11/2017A new cascade of HIV care for the era of "treat all".PLoS medicineread at PubMed
- Published On 4/11/2017Risk of heterosexual HIV transmission attributable to sexually transmitted infections and non-specific genital inflammation in Zambian discordant couples, 1994-2012.International journal of epidemiologyread at PubMed
- Published On 4/10/2017Changes in estimated glomerular filtration rate over time in South African HIV-1-infected patients receiving tenofovir: a retrospective cohort study.Journal of the International AIDS Societyread at PubMed
- Published On 4/8/2017Population health in an era of rising income inequality: USA, 1980-2015.Lancet (London, England)read at PubMed
- Published On 4/5/2017Quasi-Experimental Study Designs Series- Paper 13: Realizing the Full Potential of Quasi-Experiments for Health Research.Journal of clinical epidemiologyread at PubMed
- Published On 4/4/2017Weight History and All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality in Three Prospective Cohort Studies.Annals of internal medicineread at PubMed