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Prevalence and associated factors of depression, anxiety and stress among coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients in Herat, Afghanistan

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has been associated with a great level of psychological distresses in people around the world. This study aims to assess the prevalence of depression, anxiety...

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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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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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Optimizing menopausal hormone therapy: for treatment and prevention, menstrual regulation, and reduction of possible risks

Menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) is used to treat menopausal complaints including the genitourinary syndrome of menopause, to prevent osteoporosis, and to treat bleeding problems. Since these can be...

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Impact of nutritional education on knowledge, attitude and practice regarding anemia among school children in Belgaum, India

Anemia is a common public health problem throughout the globe with its main effect not only on health of people but also impact on socioeconomic development. A high prevalence of anemia among school...

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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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Advanced therapy of overweight or obese polycystic ovary syndrome: a prospective study

To investigate the effects of orlistat combined with drospirenone/ethinylestradiol tablets (DRSP/EE) on anthropometric indices, sexual hormones, hepatorenal function parameters of overweight or obese...

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Gynecological endocrinological health and education for global women

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Biology of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the humoral immunoresponse: a systematic review of evidence to support global policy-level actions and research

Both population-level epidemiological data and individual-level biological data are needed to control the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Population-level data are widely available and...

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Nursing homes’ social responsibility and competitive edge: a cross‐sectional study on elderly choices about care service and price levels in Zhejiang Province, China

In the context of China's aging population, meeting consumer demand is an essential way for nursing homes to fulfill social responsibilities and improve competitive advantages. However, since little...

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An extended analysis of cardiovascular benefits of indoor air filtration intervention among elderly: a randomized crossover trial (Beijing indoor air purifier study, BIAPSY)

Evidence on potential cardiovascular benefits of personal-level intervention among the elderly exposed to high levels of particulate matter (PM) remains limited. We aimed to assess improvements in surrogate...

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Short-term exposure to ambient ozone associated with cardiac arrhythmias in healthy adults

The exact biological mechanism whereby exposure to ambient ozone (O3) may contribute to clinical onset of cardiovascular events remains unclear. In this study, we aim to examine the impacts of O3 exposure...

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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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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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The quality of escalator signage for public safety in Malaysia: an observational study

Escalator signage could be playing a vital role to alert users for safe use of escalators. This study aimed to evaluate the availability, standardization, and content of safety information on escalator...

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Transition of HIV prevention in three Southeast Asian countries: challenges and responses to the withdrawal of the Global Fund funding

The Global Fund has long been the largest international assistance in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) responses for three Southeast Asian countries, including Myanmar, Laos, and Vietnam. However,...

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Primary care physicians' knowledge, attitude and perception towards homosexuality in Singapore

This study aim to gain insights into attitudes, acceptance and knowledge levels among family physicians toward homosexual people, which are important as they may affect care among this at-risk grou...

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Establishing a breast cancer center in Herat, Afghanistan: an implementation study

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, causing significant mortality in the world, which contributed 11.7% to the overall cancer-related mortality in Afghanistan. In 2018, 3 062 new breast...

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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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A combination of digital design and three-dimensional printing to assist treatment of thoracolumbar compression fractures using percutaneous kyphoplasty

To evaluate the clinical efficacy of the preoperative digital design combined with three-dimensional (3D) printing models to assist percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) treatment for thoracolumbar compression...

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Occupational health protection for health workers during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic: 6P-approach in China

Health workers (HW) are on the frontline fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic, they are exposed to multiple occupational hazards. This article analyzed the comprehensive measures of protecting HWs...

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