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1. Smart healthcare: making medical care more intelligent

September 2019
Shuo Tian | Wenbo Yang | Jehane Michael Le Grange | Peng Wang | Wei Huang | Zhewei Ye

With the development of information technology, the concept of smart healthcare has gradually come to the fore. Smart healthcare uses a new generation of information technologies, such as the internet...

2. Omega-3 fatty acids and mental health

March 2020
Klaus W. Lange

Nutrition plays a key role in brain development, mental health, and psychiatric disorders. The role of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in physical health is well established, and their role in mental...

3. Dengue epidemiology

June 2019
Qinlong Jing | Ming Wang

Dengue is the fastest spreading, mosquito-borne viral infectious disease worldwide, with remarkable morbidity and mortality. In the past decades, profound contributions have been made towards understanding...

4. China's Belt and Road Initiative: Incorporating public health measures toward global economic growth and shared prosperity

June 2019
Ernest Tambo | Christopher Khayeka-Wandabwa | Grace Wagithi Muchiri | Yun-Na Liu | Shenglan Tang | Xiao-Nong Zhou

The unprecedented globalization of trade, travel, climate change, protectionism, and geopolitical populism, as well as pandemic health threats are no longer issues for a single nation. In the field...

5. A review of medical artificial intelligence

Available online 20 May 2020
Rong Liu | Yan Rong | Zhehao Peng

Since the concept of “artificial intelligence” was introduced in 1956, it has led to numerous technological innovations in human medicine and completely changed the traditional model of medicine. In...

6. What we have learnt from the SARS epdemics in mainland China?

September 2019
Wuchun Cao | Liqun Fang | Dan Xiao

This article provides an overview of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemics in mainland China and of what we have learned since the outbreak. The epidemics spanned a large geographical...

7. Longevity and elderly care: lessons from Japan

December 2018
Shaw Watanabe | Sayuri Kodama | Hideo Hanabusa

Japanese life expectancy is among the highest in the world and it keeps on increasing. Along with the extension of life span, healthy life expectancy is also increasing. Building geriatric hospitals...

8. Heavy metal pollution and health risk in China

June 2017
Rian Yu | Lingfei He | Ridong Cai | Biyun Li | Zhipeng Li | Kedi Yang

Following rapid social and economic development over the past several decades, pollution by heavy metals has been both serious and widespread in many areas of the world, including China. The situations...

9. Containing the rising cost of insulin: select policy recommendations

December 2019
Mary Titus | Lizheng Shi

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects over 30 million people in the United States. Of these, approximately 7.4 million use one or more formulations of insulin to manage their condition. There is...

10. Aging in China: perspectives on public health

March 2020
Yuting Han | Yao He | Jun Lyu | Canqing Yu | Mingze Bian | Liming Lee

In line with the worldwide trend in population aging, China has stepped into an aging society since 2000. The outstanding features of aging, including a large proportion of the older population, rapid...

11. Childhood obesity in China: trends, risk factors, policies and actions

March 2018
Na Zhang | Guansheng Ma

Childhood is the key stage for the development of physical and mental health in the life cycle. The nutritional and health status of childhood are not only related to adulthood health, but also have...

12. Vulnerability and everyday health risks of urban informal settlements in Sub-Saharan Africa

Available online 16 June 2020
Alexandre Zerbo | Rafael C. Delgado | Pedro A. González

More than half of the world population lives in the cities and around one billion in poor urban areas. These numbers are projected to increase, while Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest...

13. China's unique role in the field of global health

December 2019
Yang Cheng | Feng Cheng

China's participation in global governance, inspired by the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, is driven by the guiding principle of “building a community of shared future for mankind”....

14. The evaluation of global epidemic of HIV/AIDS with a novel approach using country-specific counts of HIV infections and three rates controlled for population and geographic area

September 2019
Xinguang Chen | Bin Yu | Lin Zhao

The human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) epidemic is a typical global health concern. The impact of HIV/AIDS is global, and we cannot effectively solve the problem...

15. Control of HIV/AIDS can be achieved with multi-strategies

June 2019
Roger Detels | Jing Wu | Zunyou Wu

Over past three decades, many prevention strategies have been proven effective in reducing human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission. However, none of these strategies alone are effective to stop...

16. Oral health status of Chinese residents and suggestions for prevention and treatment strategies

June 2019
Yan Si | Baojun Tai | Deyu Hu | Huancai Lin | Bo Wang | Chunxiao Wang | Shuguo Zheng | Xuenan Liu | Wensheng Rong | Weijian Wang | Xiping Feng | Xing Wang

To understand the oral health status of urban and rural residents in China, the Fourth National Oral Health Epidemiological Survey (FNOHES) was conducted in 2015....

17. Private hospital expansion in China: a global perspective

June 2018
Chenhui Deng | Xiaosong Li | Jay Pan

Objective: To assess the private hospital development in China during 2005-2016 from a global perspective....

18. Research progress on etiology of gestational diabetes mellitus

December 2018
Jiayue Zhang | Shujuan Ma | Chuhao Guo | Sisi Long | Shilan Wu | Hongzhuan Tan

As a metabolic disorder during pregnancy, gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) has an important effects on fetal development, neonatal health and maternal long-term health, and is one of the pregnancy...

19. Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in China: recent trends

June 2017
Yan Cui | Cynthia X. Shi | Zunyou Wu

We used nationally reported cases (NCAIDS/China CDC, 2016) and published literature to summarize up-to the end of 2015 epidemiologic trends in the HIV/AIDS epidemic in China. HIV-positive cases are...

20. Reproductive health in Southeast Asian women: current situation and the influence factors

March 2018
Chenyang Feng | Yingsi Lai | Ruixue Li | Yijing Wang | Jing Gu | Chun Hao | Dong (Roman) Xu | Yuantao Hao

Background: The reproductive health addresses the reproductive processes, functions and system at all stages of life. Enhancing the level of global reproductive health is the goal of sustained attention...

21. Remote consultation based on mixed reality technology

March 2020
Jiayao Zhang | Fei Gao | Zhewei Ye

Telemedicine includes remote teleradiology, remote ultrasound diagnostics, telesurgery, telemedicine consultation, and other forms. Telemedicine consultation is the most used form of telemedicine. However,...

22. Policy options for addressing the high cost of specialty pharmaceuticals

December 2019
Kristi Abbott | Hui Shao | Lizheng Shi

The cost to U.S. consumers of specialty drugs is too high, and cost-sharing obligations are reducing patient access to affordable and life-changing medications. While accounting only for approximately...

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