1,163 results match your criteria Environmental health and preventive medicine[Journal]


Gene and environmental interactions according to the components of lifestyle modifications in hypertension guidelines.

Environ Health Prev Med 2019 Mar 11;24(1):19. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

Epidemiology and Prevention Group, Center for Public Health Sciences, National Cancer Center, Tokyo, Japan.

Risk factors for hypertension consist of lifestyle and genetic factors. Family history and twin studies have yielded heritability estimates of BP in the range of 34-67%. The most recent paper of BP GWAS has explained about 20% of the population variation of BP. Read More

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Factors associated with risky driving behaviors for road traffic crashes among professional car drivers in Bahirdar city, northwest Ethiopia, 2016: a cross-sectional study.

Environ Health Prev Med 2019 Mar 9;24(1):17. Epub 2019 Mar 9.

Department of Health promotion and education, Institute of Public Health, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Background: Road traffic injury is one of the persistent public health challenges in most regions of the world, representing substantial human and economic losses. Annually, about 1.25 million lives are lost, whereas 50 million suffer from road traffic injuries globally. Read More

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Effects of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) education on childhood intestinal parasitic infections in rural Dembiya, northwest Ethiopia: an uncontrolled before-and-after intervention study.

Environ Health Prev Med 2019 Mar 9;24(1):16. Epub 2019 Mar 9.

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety, Institute of Public Health, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Background: Soil-transmitted helminthes (STH) infections are among the most common infections worldwide and affect the most deprived communities. Adequate water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) prevents environmental contamination, thereby preventing transmission of STH. Cognizant of this, WASH education was implemented in rural Dembiya to reduce intestinal parasitic infections. Read More

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Occupational exposure to blood and body fluids and associated factors among health care workers at the University of Gondar Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia.

Environ Health Prev Med 2019 Mar 9;24(1):18. Epub 2019 Mar 9.

Department of Clinical Chemistry, School of Biomedical and Laboratory Sciences, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, P.O. Box 196, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Background: Occupational exposure to blood and body fluids (BBFs) is a serious concern for health care workers (HCWs) and presents a major risk factor for transmission of infectious diseases such as hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus, and human immune deficiency virus. The main objective of this study was to assess the magnitudes of occupational exposure of blood and body fluids and associated factors among health workers at the University of Gondar Hospital.

Methods: An institution-based cross-sectional study was conducted from 1 February to 31 May 2017 at the University of Gondar Hospital. Read More

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March 2019
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Tooth loss leads to reduced nutrient intake in middle-aged and older Japanese individuals.

Environ Health Prev Med 2019 Mar 5;24(1):15. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Department of Prosthodontics, Gerodontology and Oral Rehabilitation, Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry, 1-8 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka, 565-0871, Japan.

Reductions in masticatory function as a result of tooth loss have a negative impact on nutrient intake, decreasing general health. In addition, studies have reported an association between lower socioeconomic status (SES) and both higher numbers of lost teeth and worse nutrient intake status. Nakamura et al. Read More

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For making a declaration of countermeasures against the falling birth rate from the Japanese Society for Hygiene: summary of discussion in the working group on academic research strategy against an aging society with low birth rate.

Environ Health Prev Med 2019 Mar 5;24(1):14. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Department of Hygiene, Kawasaki Medical School, Okayama, Japan.

In 1952, the Japanese Society for Hygiene had once passed a resolution at its 22nd symposium on population control, recommending the suppression of population growth based on the idea of cultivating a healthier population in the area of eugenics. Over half a century has now passed since this recommendation; Japan is witnessing an aging of the population (it is estimated that over 65-year-olds made up 27.7% of the population in 2017) and a decline in the birth rate (total fertility rate 1. Read More

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March 2019
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A comprehensive policy for reducing sugar beverages for healthy life extension.

Environ Health Prev Med 2019 Feb 26;24(1):13. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Department of Preventive Cardiology, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, 5-7-1, Fujishiro-dai, Suita, Osaka, 565-8565, Japan.

The excessive consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages is a public health concern worldwide. Several clinical trials examining the effects of consuming sucrose or high-fructose corn syrup demonstrated the link between this consumption and increased risk factors for cardiometabolic diseases. In this issue of Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, Li et al. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6391746PMC
February 2019

A descriptive study of solitary death in Yokohama City.

Environ Health Prev Med 2019 Feb 14;24(1):12. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Department of Forensic Medicine, Tokai University School of Medicine, 143 Shimokasuya, Isehara, Kanagawa, 259-1193, Japan.

Background: The solitary death rate in Japan is expected to continue increasing because of its growing super-aged society and the rapid growth of home care in the country. To accurately determine the actual status of solitary deaths, we used a novel analysis method of combining vital statistics and ambulatory care information in Yokohama City.

Methods: Data of persons who died at home in 2013 were obtained from death certificate notifications. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6376675PMC
February 2019

Self-report occupational-related contact dermatitis: prevalence and risk factors among healthcare workers in Gondar town, Northwest Ethiopia, 2018-a cross-sectional study.

Environ Health Prev Med 2019 Feb 14;24(1):11. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety, Institute of Public Health, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, P.O. Box 196, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Background: Occupational skin diseases are the second most common occupational diseases and are responsible for an estimated 25% of all lost work days. Occupational contact dermatitis (OCD) comprises 70-90% of all occupational skin diseases. In Ethiopia, information about the prevalence and factors which determine developments of contact dermatitis is not recognized. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6376784PMC
February 2019
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Impact of fatty pancreas and lifestyle on the development of subclinical chronic pancreatitis in healthy people undergoing a medical checkup.

Environ Health Prev Med 2019 Feb 7;24(1):10. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Department of Molecular Biochemistry and Clinical Investigation, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-7 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka, 565-0871, Japan.

Background: Although fat accumulation in human organs is associated with a variety of diseases, there is little evidence about the effect of a fatty pancreas on the development of subclinical chronic pancreatitis over the clinical course.

Methods: We conducted a prospective cohort study from 2008 to 2014 of patients who underwent a medical checkup consultation for fat accumulated in the pancreas. Patients included in the analysis were divided into a non-fatty pancreas group (n = 9710) and fatty pancreas group (n = 223). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6367838PMC
February 2019
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Association between exposure to household smoking and dental caries in preschool children: a cross-sectional study.

Environ Health Prev Med 2019 Jan 26;24(1). Epub 2019 Jan 26.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-1 Yanagido, Gifu, 501-1194, Japan.

Background: We aimed to examine the association of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke with dental caries among preschool children. Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke was assessed in terms of urinary cotinine concentrations and pack-years of exposure to smoking by parents and other family members at home.

Methods: This cross-sectional study included 405 preschool children aged 3-6 years from two preschools in Japan in 2006. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6347787PMC
January 2019
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Hospital-based screening to detect patients with cadmium nephropathy in cadmium-polluted areas in Japan.

Environ Health Prev Med 2019 Jan 26;24(1). Epub 2019 Jan 26.

Department of Internal Medicine, Akita Rosai Hospital, Japan Organization of Occupational Health and Safe, Akita, 018-5604, Japan.

Background: In health examinations for local inhabitants in cadmium-polluted areas, only healthy people are investigated, suggesting that patients with severe cadmium nephropathy or itai-itai disease may be overlooked. Therefore, we performed hospital-based screening to detect patients with cadmium nephropathy in two core medical institutes in cadmium-polluted areas in Akita prefecture, Japan.

Methods: Subjects for this screening were selected from patients aged 60 years or older with elevated serum creatinine levels and no definite renal diseases. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6347770PMC
January 2019
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Intra-individual variations of organophosphate pesticide metabolite concentrations in repeatedly collected urine samples from pregnant women in Japan.

Environ Health Prev Med 2019 Jan 17;24(1). Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Nagoya, 467-8601, Japan.

Background: Low-dose exposure to organophosphate (OP) insecticides during pregnancy may adversely affect neurodevelopment in children. To evaluate the OP exposure levels, single urine sampling is commonly adopted to measure the levels of dialkylphosphates (DAPs), common OP metabolites. However, the inter-day variations of urinary DAP concentrations within subjects are supposed to be large due to the short biological half-lives of the metabolites, and it is thus considered difficult to accurately assess OP exposure during pregnancy with single sampling. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6337762PMC
January 2019
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Dioxins levels in human blood after implementation of measures against dioxin exposure in Japan.

Environ Health Prev Med 2019 Jan 10;24(1). Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Centre for Health and Environmental Risk Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, 305-8506, Japan.

Background: Over the past few decades, the Japanese Ministry of the Environment has been biomonitoring dioxins in the general Japanese population and, in response to public concerns, has taken measures to reduce dioxin exposure. The objectives of this study were to assess the current dioxin dietary intake and corresponding body burden in the Japanese and compare Japanese dioxin data from 2011 to 2016 and 2002-2010 surveys. We also examined the relationship between blood dioxins and health parameters/clinical biomarkers. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6329082PMC
January 2019
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Having few remaining teeth is associated with a low nutrient intake and low serum albumin levels in middle-aged and older Japanese individuals: findings from the NIPPON DATA2010.

Environ Health Prev Med 2019 Jan 5;24(1). Epub 2019 Jan 5.

Department of Public Health, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan.

Background: Oral health is thought to be associated with diet quality, and socioeconomic status (SES) affects both oral health and diet. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between the number of teeth and dietary intake as well as nutritional biomarker, considering the subjects' SES.

Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of data from 2049 individuals aged ≥ 50 years from the National Integrated Project for Prospective Observation of Non-communicable Disease and its Trends in the Aged 2010. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6320628PMC
January 2019
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Environmental extreme temperature and daily preterm birth in Sabzevar, Iran: a time-series analysis.

Environ Health Prev Med 2019 Jan 5;24(1). Epub 2019 Jan 5.

Occupational Health Research Center, School of Public Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.

Objectives: Most of the studies on the effect of heat stress on preterm birth (PTB) are conducted in temperate climates. Evidence on this effect in hot and arid countries with low and middle income is limited. This paper describes the short-term effect of exposure to the hot and cold environment on a daily number of PTB in Iran. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6320631PMC
January 2019
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At-risk Internet addiction and related factors among junior high school teachers-based on a nationwide cross-sectional study in Japan.

Environ Health Prev Med 2019 Jan 5;24(1). Epub 2019 Jan 5.

Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Shimane University, 89-1, Enya-cho, Izumo, Shimane, 693-8501, Japan.

Background: School teachers have a possibility toward at-risk Internet addiction (IA) due to increased opportunities to use the Internet, along with the spread of the Internet in recent years. Burnout syndrome (BOS) is found to be one of the symptoms related to unhealthy mental health, especially among teachers. This study aims to research the relationship between at-risk IA and the Internet usage or BOS by conducting a nationwide cross-sectional survey and examining the factors associated with IA. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6320571PMC
January 2019
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How job stress influences job performance among Chinese healthcare workers: a cross-sectional study.

Environ Health Prev Med 2019 Jan 5;24(1). Epub 2019 Jan 5.

Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, 100732, China.

Objectives: Public service motivation refers to the idea of commitment to the public service, pursuit of the public interest, and the desire to perform work that is worthwhile to society. This study investigates how challenge stress and hindrance stress influence job performance among healthcare workers in Chinese public hospitals. It has also examined the mediating effect of public service motivation. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6320635PMC
January 2019
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Glutamine protects against oxidative stress injury through inhibiting the activation of PI3K/Akt signaling pathway in parkinsonian cell model.

Environ Health Prev Med 2019 Jan 5;24(1). Epub 2019 Jan 5.

Innovation Research Center of Acupuncture and Medicine, Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Qindu District, Xianyang, Shaanxi, China.

Background: Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder, and recent studies suggested that oxidative stress contributes to the degeneration of dopamine cell in Parkinson's disease. Glutamine also has a positive role in reducing oxidative stress damage. In this study, we hypothesized that glutamine offers protection against oxidative stress injury in 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium (MPP)-induced Parkinson's disease cell model. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6320634PMC
January 2019
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Relationship of relative poverty and social relationship on mortality around retirement: a 10-year follow-up of the Komo-Ise cohort.

Environ Health Prev Med 2018 Dec 22;23(1):64. Epub 2018 Dec 22.

Department of Public Health, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0033, Japan.

Background: As society is aging, retirement takes on increasing importance for individuals in the later life. This study aimed to describe mortality before and after retirement in the Japanese middle-aged/elderly with special attention to socioeconomic position and social relationships.

Methods: We conducted a 10-year follow-up study (the Komo-Ise cohort study) and assessed mortality according to socioeconomic positions (relative poverty and occupation) and social relationships (e. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6303926PMC
December 2018
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Sugary beverage consumption mediates the relationship between late chronotype, sleep duration, and weight increase among undergraduates: a cross-sectional study.

Environ Health Prev Med 2018 Dec 22;23(1):63. Epub 2018 Dec 22.

Department of Occupational Health Surveillance, Chongqing, 400016, China.

Background: The study aimed to explore whether sugary beverage consumption is a key mediator of late chronotype, sleep duration, and weight increase in college students in China.

Methods: The cross-sectional study was conducted in four universities using a sample of 800 undergraduate students recruited by cluster sampling. A self-reported questionnaire was given out to collect information, including the characteristic of social demography, state of physical exercise and sugary beverage intake, the types of chronotype, and psychological conditions. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6303893PMC
December 2018
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Association between time-related work factors and dietary behaviors: results from the Japan Environment and Children's Study (JECS).

Environ Health Prev Med 2018 Dec 14;23(1):62. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Environmental Health, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, 1-1 Iseigaoka, Yahatanishi-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, 807-8555, Japan.

Background: Few studies have examined the association of workhours and shift work (referred to here as "time-related work factors") with dietary behaviors. We aimed to investigate this association, as well as the dietary behaviors among individuals with occupations characterized by time-related work factors.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was performed using data from the Japan Environment and Children's Study. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6293619PMC
December 2018
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Dynamic cerebral autoregulation after confinement in an isolated environment for 14 days.

Environ Health Prev Med 2018 Dec 6;23(1):61. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Division of Hygiene, Department of Social Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine, Oyaguchi-Kamicho, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo, 173-8610, Japan.

Background: To develop human space exploration, it is necessary to study the effects of an isolated and confined environment, as well as a microgravity environment, on cerebral circulation. However, no studies on cerebral circulation in an isolated and confined environment have been reported. Therefore, we investigated the effects of a 14-day period of confinement in an isolated environment on dynamic cerebral autoregulation. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6284313PMC
December 2018
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Prevalence of dental caries and associated factors among primary school children: a population-based cross-sectional study in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Environ Health Prev Med 2018 Nov 30;23(1):60. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Dental caries is a preventable childhood disease, but public health efforts are hampered due to limited information on associated factors in vulnerable populations. Our study was aimed at estimating the prevalence of dental caries and identifying key associated factors in four major risk domains, including socioeconomic factors, child oral health behavior and practices, child feeding practices, and dietary habits among primary school children in Saudi Arabia.

Methods: A cross-sectional study design was used to recruit 578 male Saudi primary school children, aged 6-8 years, from 12 primary schools in five different regions of Riyadh. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12199-018-0750-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6267843PMC
November 2018
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Correction to: Skin cancer risk perception and sun protection behavior at work, at leisure, and on sun holidays: a survey for Danish outdoor and indoor workers.

Environ Health Prev Med 2018 Nov 14;23(1):59. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

The Department of Occupational Medicine, Copenhagen University Holbaek, Gl. Ringstedvej 4B, 4300, Holbaek, Denmark.

Following publication of the original article [1], it was highlighted that Table 3 contained an error. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6234667PMC
November 2018
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Factors associated with social support in child-rearing among mothers in post-disaster communities.

Environ Health Prev Med 2018 Nov 7;23(1):58. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University, 1-7-1 Sakamoto, Nagasaki, 852-8520, Japan.

Background: Natural disasters have long-term negative impacts on the health and socioenvironmental conditions of a population, affecting the physical environment as well as the relationships within the community, including social networks. Mothers in post-disaster communities may have difficulty receiving social support not only from family members and relatives but also from members of their community, such as people in their neighborhoods. This study focused on mothers with infants and preschool-aged children in post-disaster communities. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6223082PMC
November 2018
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Association of hemoglobin concentration with handgrip strength in relation to hepatocyte growth factor levels among elderly Japanese men aged 60-69 years: a cross-sectional study.

Environ Health Prev Med 2018 Nov 6;23(1):56. Epub 2018 Nov 6.

Department of Community Medicine, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki-shi, Sakamoto 1-12-4, Nagasaki, 852-8523, Japan.

Background: Hemoglobin concentration reportedly is positively associated with muscle strength, for example, handgrip strength. However, hemoglobin cannot repair muscle directly, but is beneficial only in a supportive role. Since hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) regulates muscle satellite cell production and differentiation, which is stimulated by organ injury, the supportive effect of hemoglobin should thus be stronger for participants with high HGF than for those with low HGF. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6220508PMC
November 2018
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Homecare protective and risk factors for early childhood caries in Japan.

Environ Health Prev Med 2018 Nov 6;23(1):57. Epub 2018 Nov 6.

Course of Nursing Science, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-174 Edobashi, Tsu, Mie, 514-8507, Japan.

Background: Early childhood caries (ECC) affects children across Japan and throughout the world. Thus, it is important to identify dietary and dental care habits that either promote oral health or cause ECC. The objective of this study was to identify protective and risk factors associated with ECC in Japan. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6220465PMC
November 2018
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Prevalence of molar incisor hypomineralization and regional differences throughout Japan.

Environ Health Prev Med 2018 Oct 31;23(1):55. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Department of Dentistry for Growth and Development of Oral Function Pediatric Dentistry, Kanagawa Dental University Graduate School of Dentistry, Yokosuka, 238-8580, Japan.

Background: Molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH) frequently occurs in children worldwide. However, MIH prevalence throughout Japan has not yet been investigated. The purpose of this study was to clarify MIH prevalence rates and to consider potential regional differences throughout Japan. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6211451PMC
October 2018
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Sick building syndrome and associated risk factors among the population of Gondar town, northwest Ethiopia.

Environ Health Prev Med 2018 Oct 27;23(1):54. Epub 2018 Oct 27.

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety, Institute of Public Health, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Background: Sick building syndrome (SBS) consists of a group of mucosal, skin, and general symptoms temporally related to residential and office buildings of unclear causes. These symptoms are common in the general population. However, SBS symptoms and their contributing factors are poorly understood, and the community associates it with bad sprits. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6204270PMC
October 2018
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Preliminary monitoring of concentration of particulate matter (PM) in seven townships of Yangon City, Myanmar.

Environ Health Prev Med 2018 Oct 25;23(1):53. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Department of Physiology, University of Medicine 1, Yangon, Myanmar.

Background: Airborne particulate pollution is more critical in the developing world than in the developed countries in which industrialization and urbanization are rapidly increased. Yangon, a second capital of Myanmar, is a highly congested and densely populated city. Yet, there is limited study which assesses particulate matter (PM) in Yangon currently. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12199-018-0741-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6202861PMC
October 2018
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Background factors of chemical intolerance and parent-child relationships.

Environ Health Prev Med 2018 Oct 24;23(1):52. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

Department of Environmental Health, Osaka Institute of Public Health, Osaka, 537-0025, Japan.

Background: Chemical intolerance is a widespread public health problem characterized by symptoms that reportedly result from low-level exposure to chemicals. Although several studies have reported factors related to chemical intolerance in adults, the impact of family members has not been reported. In the present study, we investigated the background factors related to chemical intolerance in family members and parent-child relationships. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6201541PMC
October 2018
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Predicting vitamin E and C consumption intentions and behaviors among factory workers based on protection motivation theory.

Environ Health Prev Med 2018 Oct 24;23(1):51. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

Environmental Health Research Center, Research Institute for Health Development, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, P.O. Box: 6618634683, Sanandaj, Iran.

Background: Study of antioxidant vitamin consumption behavior, especially in high-risk groups with high exposure to toxic metals to reduce metal toxicity, is emphasized. This study aims to examine the structural relationships between knowledge, protection motivation theory constructs, and vitamin E and C consumption behavior among cement factory workers.

Methods: Protection motivation theory and food frequency questionnaires were completed by 420 factory workers. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6199700PMC
October 2018
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Inflammation and cancer.

Authors:
Mariko Murata

Environ Health Prev Med 2018 Oct 20;23(1):50. Epub 2018 Oct 20.

Department of Environmental and Molecular Medicine, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-174 Edobashi, Tsu, Mie, 514-8507, Japan.

Infection and inflammation account for approximately 25% of cancer-causing factors. Inflammation-related cancers are characterized by mutagenic DNA lesions, such as 8-oxo-7,8-dihydro-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-oxodG) and 8-nitroguanine. Our previous studies demonstrated the formation of 8-oxodG and 8-nitroguanine in the tissues of cancer and precancerous lesions due to infection (e. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6195709PMC
October 2018
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Sasa veitchii extract protects against carbon tetrachloride-induced hepatic fibrosis in mice.

Environ Health Prev Med 2018 Oct 15;23(1):49. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

College of Pharmacy, Kinjo Gakuin University, 2-1723 Omori, Moriyamaku, Nagoya, Aichi, 463-8521, Japan.

Background: The current study aimed to investigate the hepatoprotective effects of Sasa veitchii extract (SE) on carbon tetrachloride (CCl)-induced liver fibrosis in mice.

Methods: Male C57BL/6J mice were intraperitoneally injected with CCl dissolved in olive oil (1 g/kg) twice per week for 8 weeks. SE (0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12199-018-0739-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6190662PMC
October 2018
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Factors for inhibition of early discharge from the psychiatric emergency ward for elderly patients.

Environ Health Prev Med 2018 Oct 10;23(1):48. Epub 2018 Oct 10.

Department of Public Health, Hyogo College of Medicine, 1-1 Mukogawa-cho, Nishinomiya, 663-8501, Japan.

Background: As society is aging, the number of elderly patients with psychiatric disorder, such as dementia, is increasing. The hospitalization period of elderly patients in psychiatric wards tends to be prolonged. In this study, we have determined the factors that inhibit early discharge from the psychiatric emergency ward for elderly patients in Japan. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12199-018-0738-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6180627PMC
October 2018
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Skin cancer risk perception and sun protection behavior at work, at leisure, and on sun holidays: a survey for Danish outdoor and indoor workers.

Environ Health Prev Med 2018 Oct 2;23(1):47. Epub 2018 Oct 2.

The Department of Occupational Medicine, Copenhagen University Holbaek, Gl. Ringstedvej 4B, 4300, Holbaek, Denmark.

Background: To prevent occupational skin cancer, it is essential that the sun-protective behavior of outdoor workers is adequate. The aim is to study the sun-protective behavior of Danish outdoor workers at work, at leisure, and on sun holiday and compare it to that of indoor workers.

Methods: This is a cross-sectional study, based on a 53-item survey completed by Danish outdoor (n = 380) and indoor workers (n = 119) in 2016-2017. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6169023PMC
October 2018
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Appropriate household water treatment methods in Ethiopia: household use and associated factors based on 2005, 2011, and 2016 EDHS data.

Environ Health Prev Med 2018 Sep 27;23(1):46. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

Ethiopian Institute of Water Resources, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Background: Diarrheal disease attributable to water and sanitation can be prevented using point-of-use water treatment. In Ethiopia, a small number of households treat water at point-of-use with appropriate methods. However, evidence on factors associated with household use of these treatment methods is scarce. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6161466PMC
September 2018
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Questionnaire results on exposure characteristics of pregnant women participating in the Japan Environment and Children Study (JECS).

Environ Health Prev Med 2018 Sep 15;23(1):45. Epub 2018 Sep 15.

Japan Environment and Children's Study Programme Office, National Institute for Environmental Studies, 16-2 Onogawa, Tsukuba, 305-8506, Japan.

Background: The Japan Environment and Children's Study (JECS) is a nation-wide birth cohort study investigating environmental effects on children's health and development. In this study, the exposure characteristics of the JECS participating mothers were summarized using two questionnaires administered during pregnancy.

Methods: Women were recruited during the early period of their pregnancy. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6138908PMC
September 2018
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Prevalence of needlestick and sharps injuries in the healthcare workers of Iranian hospitals: an updated meta-analysis.

Environ Health Prev Med 2018 Sep 7;23(1):44. Epub 2018 Sep 7.

Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Pardis Nazlou, 11 km of Nazlou Road, Urmia, Iran.

Background: Needlestick and sharps injuries (NSIs) are critical occupational risk among health care workers (HCWs), which is extremely worrying due to the potential risk of transmitting bloodborn pathogens (BBPs). This study was carried out to evaluate the prevalence of NSIs among Iranian HCWs.

Methods: In this systematic review and meta-analysis, the key terms percu* injur*, needle* stick injur*, needlestick* injur*, or sharp* injur* were searched in the Scientific Information Database (SID), MagIran, IranMedex, Google Scholar, Science Direct, PubMed, and Scopus. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6129009PMC
September 2018
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Prenatal exposure to bisphenol A and phthalates and behavioral problems in children at preschool age: the Hokkaido Study on Environment and Children's Health.

Environ Health Prev Med 2018 Sep 7;23(1):43. Epub 2018 Sep 7.

Center for Environmental and Health Sciences, Hokkaido University, Kita 12, Nishi 7, Kita-ku, Sapporo, 060-0812, Japan.

Background: Studies reported adverse behavioral development including internalizing and externalizing problems in association with prenatal exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates; however, findings were not sufficient due to using different assessment tools and child ages among studies. This study aimed to examine associations between maternal serum levels of BPA and phthalate metabolites and behavioral problems at preschool age.

Methods: The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) was used to assess behavioral problems at 5 years of age. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6129008PMC
September 2018
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The association between depressive symptoms and fall accidents among middle-aged and elderly people in China.

Environ Health Prev Med 2018 Sep 5;23(1):42. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

School of Management, Harbin Institute of Technology, 92 West Dazhi Street, Nan Gang District, Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, People's Republic of China.

Background: Depressive symptoms are a worldwide health problem. However, the research about the effect of depressive symptoms on the fall among the Chinese mid-aged and elderly people is lacking. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the association between depressive symptoms and fall accidents among middle-aged and elderly people in China. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6123963PMC
September 2018
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Association of airborne particles, protein, and endotoxin with emergency department visits for asthma in Kyoto, Japan.

Environ Health Prev Med 2018 Aug 28;23(1):41. Epub 2018 Aug 28.

Department of Public Health, Kyoto Pharmaceutical University, 1 Misasagi-Shichonocho, Yamashinaku, Kyoto, 607-8412, Japan.

Background: The health effects of biological aerosols on the respiratory system are unclear. The purpose of this study was to clarify the association of airborne particle, protein, and endotoxin with emergency department visits for asthma in Kyoto City, Japan.

Methods: We collected data on emergency department visits at a hospital in Kyoto from September 2014 to May 2016. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6114267PMC
August 2018
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A standardized extract of Asparagus officinalis stem prevents reduction in heat shock protein 70 expression in ultraviolet-B-irradiated normal human dermal fibroblasts: an in vitro study.

Environ Health Prev Med 2018 Aug 21;23(1):40. Epub 2018 Aug 21.

Department of Molecular Predictive Medicine and Sport Science, Kyorin University School of Medicine, 6-20-2 Shinkawa, Mitaka, Tokyo, 181-8611, Japan.

Background: Heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) exhibits protective effects against ultraviolet (UV)-induced premature skin aging. A standardized extract of Asparagus officinalis stem (EAS) is produced as a novel and unique functional food that induces HSP70 cellular expression. To elucidate the anti-photoaging potencies of EAS, we examined its effects on HSP70 expression levels in UV-B-irradiated normal human dermal fibroblasts (NHDFs). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6104003PMC
August 2018
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Transition in tobacco use stages and its related factors in a longitudinal study.

Environ Health Prev Med 2018 Aug 18;23(1):39. Epub 2018 Aug 18.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, PO Box: 14155-6446, Tehran, Iran.

Objectives: Considering the increase in the non-communicable diseases associated with tobacco use in recent decades in Iran, it is necessary to have a general view of the current condition. This study aimed to identify factors associated with tobacco use and to estimate the probability of a 5-year transition in the stages of tobacco use in an adult population.

Methods: In this study, 5190 people in the 40-64-year-old population of Shahroud (North East of Iran) were interviewed in 2009 and 2014 on tobacco smoking. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6098827PMC
August 2018
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The association between IGF1 gene rs1520220 polymorphism and cancer susceptibility: a meta-analysis based on 12,884 cases and 58,304 controls.

Environ Health Prev Med 2018 Aug 16;23(1):38. Epub 2018 Aug 16.

Department of Laboratory Medicine, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, 400010, China.

Background: The rs1520220 polymorphism in the insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) gene has been reported to affect cancer susceptibly in several studies. However, the results of the relevant studies are inconsistent. We conduct a current meta-analysis to investigate the association between rs1520220 and cancer susceptibly. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6094919PMC
August 2018
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Ultrasound cardiography examinations detect victims' long-term realized and potential consequences after major disasters: a case-control study.

Environ Health Prev Med 2018 Aug 14;23(1):37. Epub 2018 Aug 14.

Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medical Science, University of Fukui, 23-3 Matsuokashimoaizuki Yoshida-gun Eiheiji-cho, Fukui, 910-1104, Japan.

Background: An increase in cardiovascular diseases has been reported following major disasters. Previous work has shown that ultrasonographic findings from ultrasound cardiography examination (UCG) increased until the 44th month after the tsunami caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake. The present study conducted UCG among victims in the tsunami disaster area and investigated the frequency of disaster-related cardiovascular diseases and changes over time until the 55th month after the disaster. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12199-018-0721-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6090717PMC
August 2018
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Dietary phytochemicals in breast cancer research: anticancer effects and potential utility for effective chemoprevention.

Environ Health Prev Med 2018 Aug 9;23(1):36. Epub 2018 Aug 9.

Department of Medical Biology, Jessenius Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University in Bratislava, Malá Hora 4, 036 01, Martin, Slovak Republic.

Cancerous tissue transformation developing usually over years or even decades of life is a highly complex process involving strong stressors damaging DNA, chronic inflammation, comprehensive interaction between relevant molecular pathways, and cellular cross-talk within the neighboring tissues. Only the minor part of all cancer cases are caused by inborn predisposition; the absolute majority carry a sporadic character based on modifiable risk factors which play a central role in cancer prevention. Amongst most promising candidates for dietary supplements are bioactive phytochemicals demonstrating strong anticancer effects. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12199-018-0724-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6085646PMC
August 2018
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Adverse health effects of asbestos: solving mysteries regarding asbestos carcinogenicity based on follow-up survey of a Chinese factory.

Authors:
Eiji Yano

Environ Health Prev Med 2018 Aug 8;23(1):35. Epub 2018 Aug 8.

Teikyo University Graduate School of Public Health, 2-11-1 Kaga, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo, 173-8605, Japan.

The present review summarizes the results of several follow-up studies assessing an asbestos product manufacturing plant in Chongqing, China, and discusses three controversial issues related to the carcinogenicity of asbestos. The first issue is the amphibole hypothesis, which asserts that the carcinogenicity of asbestos is limited to amphiboles, such as crocidolite, but not serpentines, such as chrysotile. However, considering the possible multiple component of asbestos carcinogenicity in the presence of tobacco smoke or other carcinogens, chrysotile cannot be regarded as non-carcinogenic. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12199-018-0726-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6083519PMC
August 2018
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Relationship between screen time and nutrient intake in Japanese children and adolescents: a cross-sectional observational study.

Environ Health Prev Med 2018 Aug 7;23(1):34. Epub 2018 Aug 7.

Department of Environmental and Preventive Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kanazawa University, 13-1 Takaramachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan.

Background: Sedentary behaviors have recently become an important public health issue. We aimed to investigate the relationship between screen time and nutrient intake in children and adolescents.

Methods: The present study was conducted in 2013. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12199-018-0725-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6081878PMC
August 2018
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