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The etiology of kwashiorkor remains enigmatic and longitudinal studies examining potential causes of kwashiorkor are scarce. Using historical, longitudinal study data from the rural area of Bwamanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, we investigated the potential causal...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.350

Background. Sleep duration, either short or long, has been associated with diseases such as obesity, type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Characterizing the prevalence and patterns of sleep duration at the population-level, especially in resource-constrained...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.345

HIV disclosure from parent to child is complex and challenging to HIV-positive parents and healthcare professionals. This study was conducted to understand the lived experiences of HIV-positive parents and their children during the disclosure process in Kenya....

["Epidemiology","Global Health","HIV","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.303v1

Background. The number of students with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) enrolled in colleges and universities has increased markedly over the past few decades, giving rise to questions about how best to document symptoms and impairment in the post-secondary...

["Global Health","Health Policy","Pathology","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.324

Background: In the wake of burgeoning slum population, a substantial reduction in the prevalence of diarrhea and acute respiratory infections (ARI) is necessary for to achieve necessary reduction in child mortality in urban India. To achieve this, we need evidence...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Health Policy","Public Health","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.208v1

Using data from the third round of National Family Health Survey (NFHS, 2005-06), the present study examined the effect of quality of housing on the risk of anthropometric failure and child health status among migrant and non-migrant children in urban India. It...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Health Policy","Pediatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.202v1

Sleep duration, either short or long, has been associated with diseases such as obesity, type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Characterizing the prevalence and patterns of sleep duration at the population-level, especially in resource-constrained settings,...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.166v1

The etiology of kwashiorkor remains enigmatic and longitudinal studies examining potential causes of kwashiorkor are scarce. Using historical, longitudinal study data from the rural area of Bwamanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, we investigated the potential causal...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.119v1

Water-borne and poor sanitation related diseases still account for much of the morbidity and mortality in India. Out of the 300 million urban dwellers in India, 22.6% reside in slums. This paper aims to examine the sanitation conditions of slums in the city of...

["Global Health","Health Policy","Public health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.105v1

The East Indian Sandalwood tree, Santalum album L. has been widely used in folk medicine for treatment of common colds, bronchitis, skin disorders, heart ailments, general weakness, fever, infection of the urinary tract, inflammation of the mouth and pharynx, liver...

["Biotechnology","Plant Science","Evidence Based Medicine","Global Health","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.96v1

This study aimed to characterize Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) strains isolated from human infections in Mongolia. Infection samples were collected at two time periods (2007–08 and 2011) by the National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD) in Ulaanbaatar,...

["Microbiology","Epidemiology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.176

Introduction. Adolescent interpersonal violence is a global public health problem, yet gaps remain in the epidemiologic literature on adolescent violence in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Prevalence rates and risk and protective factors reported in high-income...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Pediatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.125

Studies from sub-Saharan Africa have shown that a substantial proportion of patients diagnosed with HIV enter into HIV medical care late. However, data from low or middle-income countries outside Africa are scarce. In this study, we investigated risk factors associated...

["Global Health","HIV","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.90

The role of cattle in developing countries is as a source of high-quality food, as draft animals, and as a source of manure and fuel. Cattle represent important contribution to household incomes, and in drought prone areas they can act as an insurance against weather...

["Agricultural Science","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.55
Bernt Lindtjorn @berntlindtjorn

University of Bergen

I am a Professor in International health. By training, I am a medical doctor with long and extensive experience in hospital work, research, disease control, management,...

["Global Health","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Entomology"]

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