Opioid Overdose in Taos, New Mexico

Dana K. Sherman Southern Methodist University In 1898, Bayer Pharmaceuticals introduced heroin to America. Today in the United States, modern prescription pain medications have surpassed heroin in overdose deaths, resulting in nearly 19,000 fatalities annually (compared to 10,574 overdose deaths per year attributed to heroin). In low-income, rural communities suffering from this epidemic, efforts are

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Enhancing Cancer Control in Kenya Through Knowledge Translation: A Perspective Review

Joshua Munywoki1 and Helen Dimaras1,2,3,4,5,6 1Department of Human Pathology, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya 2Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Canada 3Division of Clinical Public Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the 4Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada 5Child

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Jiving and driving: Taxi drivers, HIV and edutainment in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Astrid Jane Treffry-Goatley Postdoctoral student, Centre for Visual Methodologies for Social Change (CVMSC), School of Education, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Africa Health Research Institute, South Africa Abstract South Africa has one of the largest HIV epidemics in the world, with close to seven million people living with HIV.1 HIV has had a major impact

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Potential Role for Institutional Review Boards in Curbing Medical Voluntourism in Global Health at American Academic Centers

Timothy S. Laux, MD1 1University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA – Global Health Fellow at the HEAL Initiative Across disciplines, consensus exists that medical voluntourism (as practiced by US-based health care professionals and professionals-in-training) is of questionable benefit to overseas health care practitioners and systems. This concern stands in sharp distinction to

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 Adverse Events after Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in Swaziland

Alison M. Bales, BA1, Robert C. Siska, BS1, David J. Dennis, BS1, Michael A. Schneider BS1,Echo VanderWal, PA2, Harry VanderWal, MD2,Ronald J. Markert PhD1, Mary C. McCarthy MD FACS1 1Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy. Dayton, OH 45434 [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] 2The Luke Commission, Miracle Campus, Box

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Impact of Wheat Flour Folic Acid Fortification on Neural Tube Defects in Three Cities in Peru

Tarqui-Mamani Carolina 1,2*, Sanabria-Rojas Hernán 1,2, Rossi de Chiarella Gina 3; Arana-Panduro Margarita 4; Altamirano Hilda 6, Vargas-Herrera Javier 1,2 1 Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Human Medicine, National Major University of San Marcos. 2 National Institute of Health of Peru 3 Regional Hospital Hipólito Unanue of Tacna; 4 Regional Hospital

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A Scoping Literature Review of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Among South Asian Immigrant Women in Canada

Iffath U.B. Syed HBSc, MPH, PhD Candidate1, Farah Ahmad, MBBS, MPH, PhD2 1York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Global migration has recently garnered intense interest from a public health standpoint. Topics concerning migration, such as push-pull theories, resettlement stress, the healthy immigrant effect, cultural assimilation, and

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The Realities of Conducting Reproductive Health-based Studies in the Developing World: Cases from Mali & India

Shalini Navale Indiana University, School of Public Health, Bloomington, IN, USA This field notes article provides an overview of two reproductive health research studies previously conducted in Mali and India and the methodological lessons learned. The lessons learned from these studies were: 1) to effectively emphasize the protocol for the study and the specific timeline

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