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Ebola is just one example of the many emerging and re-emerging diseases that continue to affect mainly the developing world. We argue that the unprecedented high level of infections and deaths in the 2013-2016 West African Ebola epidemic, together with the more...

["Global Health","Health Policy","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1678v1
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A meta-analysis approach was used to extract the frequency of avian seropositivity to West Nile Virus (WNV) (fS) and mortality from WNV (fM) from the literature published between the years 2001-2010. The indices, fS and fM, were used to represent states of resistance...

["Veterinary Medicine","Epidemiology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1665v1
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Background. Self-regulation tools are not always used optimally, and implementation intention plans often lack quality. Therefore, this study explored participants’ use and feasibility evaluation of self-regulation techniques and their impact on goal attainment.Methods....

["Global Health","Nutrition","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1493v1
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Background: Body Mass Index (BMI) has lost its credibility as an indicator of fatness. 3D scan and body composition details of Yajnik and Yudnik, the authors with similar BMI but very different body fat percentage was labelled as ‘YY paradox’. 3D scanners are not...

["Global Health","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1476v1
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Social anxiety is an emotional disorder common to various populations around the world. The newly developed Self-Beliefs Related to Social Anxiety Scale (SBSA) aims to assess three kinds of self-beliefs through 15 items that include self-related cognitive factors...

["Cognitive Disorders","Global Health","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1358v1
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The aim of this research brief is to describe a study that sought to understand the post-disclosure experiences of HIV-positive and negative children after they received disclosure of their own and their parents’ illnesses, respectively. This is the first study...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","HIV","Pediatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1328v1
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The aim of this research brief is to summarize a case report study that described an HIV-positive married couple’s poor disclosure experience of their illnesses to all their children in the household. It is important to communicate this couple’s HIV disclosure...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Health Policy","HIV","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1327v1
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Background: There is growing awareness of the public health importance of the mental well-being of population in general. This study was carried out to examine the wellbeing of Pakistani healthcare professionals, and to evaluate the psychometric properties of Warwick-Edinburgh...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1084v2
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Objective: Analyze the mortality by all causes in México during the Winter season. Methods: We extracted and tabulated data on monthly all-cause mortality in the general population from 1991 to 2008 from database INEGI. Coefficients of seasonal variation in mortality...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1273v1
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It's time to rethink prevention as a strategy to fight diseases? In this opinion I'll try to question preventive medicine as a strategy starting from the evidences on the randomness of disease, as suggested by recent and very questioned data on variation in cancer...

["Global Health","Oncology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1147v2
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Background: As the use of social media creates huge amounts of data, the need for big data analysis has to synthesize the information and determine which actions is generated. Online communication channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc provide a wealth...

["Global Health","Public Health","Human-Computer Interaction","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1107v1
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It is well understood that a vast spectrum of RNA virus types is undergoing rapid genetic reassortment and evolution in large-scale animal monoculture facilities, increasingly likely to entrain newer pathogens from neoliberally 'developing' areas to produce a massively...

["Agricultural Science","Ecosystem Science","Epidemiology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.968v1
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Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may trigger risk of chronic illness, reduce life expectancy, and affect quality of life. Body Mass Index (BMI), which relates the body’s weight with height, has been widely...

["Global Health","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.962v1
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Background: HIV disclosure from parent to child is challenging. While disclosure is expected to be emotional for parents and children, the total disclosure experience has not been described. The purpose of this study was to understand the lived experiences of HIV-positive...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Health Policy","HIV","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.946v1
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The obesity epidemic is a worldwide problem. Studies from the late 20th century show a consistent trend of increasing obesity prevalence on a global scale (Popkin & Doak, 1998). The OECD reports that overweight and obese people are now a majority amongst OECD countries,...

["Bioengineering","Bioinformatics","Anatomy and Physiology","Global Health","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.937v1
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