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Faith: Friend or Foe? The Rise of Faith Healing in Tanzania and Its Impact on Community Understanding of HIV

Anu Ramachandran1 Faith healing is the treatment of illness through religious belief or prayer rather than through modern biomedical prac-tice (Hall, 2010). It is a well-established global phenomenon whose effect on global health initiatives in developing countries remains largely unknown. Though often dismissed by health organizations, the emergence and prevalence of faith healers in areas

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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 1 York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2 School of Health Policy and Management, 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,

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Opioid Overdose in Taos, New Mexico

Dana K. Sherman1 1Southern 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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Immigrant Health and the Intersection of Type 2 Diabetes and Non-Endemic Infectious Diseases in the United States

Viggy Parr and Heidi Elmendorf, Ph.D. The current type 2 diabetes (T2D) pandemic is expected to afflict almost 500 million people over the next 15 years. Its global burden is well publicized, but less attention has been paid to how it interacts with other conditions, particularly infectious diseases like tuberculosis (TB). T2D is characterized by

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Spousal Age Differences and Risk of Infant Mortality in Nigeria: A Multi-level Analysis

Chibuogwu Izugbaraab aDepartment of Sociology, University of Pretoria, South Africa bHuman Economy Programme, University of Pretoria, South Africa Background: Nigeria remains the largest contributor to neonatal mortality in Africa. Nigeria’s neonatal mortality rate is 48/1000 live births. Existing research on the causes of neonatal mortality in Nigeria has placed great emphasis on  factors such as

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Establishing a baseline for water, sanitation and hygiene knowledge, attitudes, and practices in rural Ethiopia

Kelsey Bryant1,2, John Anhalt1, Bilal Dar1, Courtney Wiener1, John  Doehring1, Jason rosenfeld, MPH1 1 The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, USA 2 The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX, USA Many factors contribute to the severity of viral epidemics. Two outbreaks of Ebola, one in Uganda and one

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Characteristics of HIV-infected women on antiretroviral therapy who develop preeclampsia in South Africa: a case series

Allison Gottwalt Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA Forest clearance alters ecosystem dynamics and leads to new breeding habitats for disease vectors, such as mosquitoes, fleas and ticks, by reshaping existing ecosystem boundaries. Such boundaries are often sites of contact between humans and forest pathogens. There is a well-documented, positive

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