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ISSN: 2414-6447
CN: 10-1495/R
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Smart healthcare: making medical care more intelligent

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...

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Virtual healthcare services and digital health technologies deployed during coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in South Africa: a systematic review

To identify virtual healthcare services and digital health technologies deployed in South Africa during coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the challenges associated with their use....

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Omega-3 fatty acids and mental health

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...

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

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...

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Sensors and healthcare 5.0: transformative shift in virtual care through emerging digital health technologies

Emerging digital technologies continues to evolve posing unprecedented opportunities in health systems globally to improve healthcare services delivery. There has been significant progress in healthcare....

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Lifestyle factors in the prevention of COVID-19

Confinement to the home and psychological distress due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic may lead to harmful health behaviors, such as overeating, sedentary behavior with reduced physical...

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Big tech, big data and the new world of digital health

This commentary shows the exponential growth of digital health and the accompanying explosion of health data. It discusses three major shifts in the global health landscape. The first will be the move...

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Dengue epidemiology

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...

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Barriers to vaccination for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) control: experience from the United States

To date, the United States (U.S.) has been the most heavily impacted country by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). By November 30, 2020, when this paper was written, 13.5 million cases were reported...

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Aging in China: perspectives on public health

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...

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Fragility and challenges of health systems in pandemic: lessons from India's second wave of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The unprecedented healthcare demand due to sudden outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has almost collapsed the health care systems especially in the developing world. Given the...

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Assessment of health impacts of noise pollution in the Tarkwa Mining Community of Ghana using noise mapping techniques

Noise pollution is increasing across the world due to the increase in human activities in the urban areas. The main causes of noise pollution are man-made and environmental noise. However, long exposure...

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Rudolf Virchow, poverty and global health: from “politics as medicine on a grand scale” to “health in all policies”

The German pathologist and politician Rudolf Virchow proposed the concept of sociomedical causation, emphasising the role of social and environmental factors in the aetiology and prevention of diseases....

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Early stage risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) strategies and measures against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic crisis

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has proven to be tenacious and shows that the global community is still poorly prepared to handling such emerging pandemics. Enhancing global solidarity...

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Comparison of nutrition education policies and programs for children in China and other selected developed countries

A double burden of overweight/obesity and malnutrition during childhood is a major concern in China. Dietary intakes in this critical period affect children's physical and cognitive development, and...

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A review on emerging smart technological innovations in healthcare sector for increasing patient's medication adherence

In this paper, we reviewed the various advanced technologies and methods that could help patients for measuring adherence of patients. There exist intelligent technologies that are available for measuring...

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

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...

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Expanding telemedicine to reduce the burden on the healthcare systems and poverty in Africa for a post-coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic reformation

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) global public health emergency, has exposed the fragility of health systems. Access to healthcare became a scarce commodity as healthcare providers and resource-poor...

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A review of medical artificial intelligence

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...

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and global mental health

The mental health effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic may shape population health for many years to come. Failure to address the mental health issues stemming from the pandemic...

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

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...

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Management strategy of infertility in polycystic ovary syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine and metabolic disease in women of reproductive age. PCOS is characterized by ovulatory disruption, which can lead to infertility. Patients...

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Environmental health perspectives for low- and middle-income countries

In recent decades, the ecological environment has been increasingly challenged by the development of global industrialization and urbanization all over the world, even as global attention for health...

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Knowledge of sexually transmitted infections among senior high school adolescents in the Wa Municipality of Ghana

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are responsible for a high burden of morbidity and mortality in many developing countries especially among adolescents. Adolescents are predisposed to STIs because...

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Longevity and elderly care: lessons from Japan

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...

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