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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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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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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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Impact of three dimensional printing in orthopedics

The primary objective of this article is to explore effects of latest development in the area of three dimensional (3D) printing & to assess its abilities, and further undertake helpful reporting. Here...

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Intelligent medicine: leading the new development of human health

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China's foreign aid for global poverty alleviation: artemisinin-based combination therapies against malaria in Togo

From providing funds for the global fight against infectious diseases, to actively participating in global health security actions, to strengthening mutual cooperation in the field of health, and providing...

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Classification and influencing factors of rural elderly's vulnerability to health-related poverty in central and western regions of China

To calculate the health poverty vulnerability index of elderly households in rural areas of central and western China, and then to classify these samples, lastly to decompose their influencing fact...

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Task sharing in psychotherapy as a viable global mental health approach in resource-poor countries and also in high-resource settings

A global disparity exists between the burden of mental ill-health and the resources available to address this issue. Common mental disorders, such as mild-to-moderate depression, anxiety disorders and...

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Global health education in U.K. universities

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has led to a paradigm shift in global health, casting a previously niche academic discipline into a headline dominating field of research. However, accurate...

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Can health technology assessments assist the global campaign against poverty?

Although a key tenant of the Sustainable Development Goals is to achieve universal health coverage, the global drug gap persists—over a third of the global population lack access to essential medicines....

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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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