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Public versus internal conceptions of addiction: An analysis of internal Philip Morris documents

Public versus internal conceptions of addiction: An analysis of internal Philip Morris documents

Using previously secret, internal Philip Morris documents from the early 2000s, Pamela M. Ling and colleagues find that the company's public statements on nicotine as the sole...

Full article   PLOS Medicine Issue: 5/2018

Specialization: Internal medicine
Clinical, socioeconomic, and behavioural factors at age 50 years and risk of cardiometabolic multimorbidity and mortality: A cohort study

Clinical, socioeconomic, and behavioural factors at age 50 years and risk of cardiometabolic multimorbidity and mortality: A cohort study

Archana Singh-Manoux and colleagues report on the contribution that midlife socioeconomic and behavioural factors make to multimorbidity and mortality in those with...

Full article   PLOS Medicine Issue: 5/2018

Specialization: Internal medicine
Distributional change of women’s adult height in low- and middle-income countries over the past half century: An observational study using cross-sectional survey data

Distributional change of women’s adult height in low- and middle-income countries over the past half century: An observational study using cross-sectional survey data

Using dats from Demographic Health Surveys in 59 low- and middle-income countries, Fahad Razak and colleagues examine changes at the population-level in the distribution of...

Full article   PLOS Medicine Issue: 5/2018

Specialization: Internal medicine
Health insurance coverage with or without a nurse-led task shifting strategy for hypertension control: A pragmatic cluster randomized trial in Ghana

Health insurance coverage with or without a nurse-led task shifting strategy for hypertension control: A pragmatic cluster randomized trial in Ghana

In a cluster randomized trial, Gbenga Ogedegbe and colleageues examine the effectiveness of a nurse-led task shifting strategy for hypertension control in Ghana

Full article   PLOS Medicine Issue: 5/2018

Specialization: Internal medicine
Child morbidity and mortality associated with alternative policy responses to the economic crisis in Brazil: A nationwide microsimulation study

Child morbidity and mortality associated with alternative policy responses to the economic crisis in Brazil: A nationwide microsimulation study

In a modeling study, Davide Rasella and colleagues investigate the possible consequences for child illness and mortality of different levels of coverage by social protection...

Full article   PLOS Medicine Issue: 5/2018

Specialization: Internal medicine
Effect of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene on the Prevention of Trachoma: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Effect of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene on the Prevention of Trachoma: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Background: Trachoma is the world's leading cause of infectious blindness. The World Health Organization (WHO) has endorsed the SAFE strategy in order to eliminate blindness due...

Full article   PLOS Medicine Issue: 2/2014

Specialization: Internal medicine
Biomarker Profiling by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy for the Prediction of All-Cause Mortality: An Observational Study of 17,345 Persons

Biomarker Profiling by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy for the Prediction of All-Cause Mortality: An Observational Study of 17,345 Persons

Background: Early identification of ambulatory persons at high short-term risk of death could benefit targeted prevention. To identify biomarkers for all-cause mortality and...

Full article   PLOS Medicine Issue: 2/2014

Specialization: Internal medicine
Incident HIV during Pregnancy and Postpartum and Risk of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Incident HIV during Pregnancy and Postpartum and Risk of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Background: Women may have persistent risk of HIV acquisition during pregnancy and postpartum. Estimating risk of HIV during these periods is important to inform optimal...

Full article   PLOS Medicine Issue: 2/2014

Specialization: Internal medicine