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Research: Fluctuations in type 1 diabetes incidence

A longitudinal study in the United States indicates new cases of type 1 diabetes occur more often than expected, with an increasing incidence in younger people.

Research: Guidelines for dietary assessment in health research

Best practice guidelines can support health researchers to choose the best dietary assessment method for their studies, and improve quality research.

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Debate: Assisting voluntarily stopping eating and drinking

R. Jox et al. and T. Pope discuss ethical and clinical implications of assisting patients who decide to voluntarily stop eating and drinking to hasten death.

Call for papers: Complexity in Health Systems

We are seeking submissions tackling current issues in complexity science in contemporary health systems. Submit by 31st January 2018.

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    Authors: Ju-Sheng Zheng, Stephen J. Sharp, Fumiaki Imamura, Albert Koulman, Matthias B. Schulze, Zheng Ye, Jules Griffin, Marcela Guevara, José María Huerta, Janine Kröger, Ivonne Sluijs, Antonio Agudo, Aurelio Barricarte, Heiner Boeing, Sandra Colorado-Yohar, Courtney Dow…

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    Authors: Janet E. Cade, Marisol Warthon-Medina, Salwa Albar, Nisreen A. Alwan, Andrew Ness, Mark Roe, Petra A. Wark, Katharine Greathead, Victoria J. Burley, Paul Finglas, Laura Johnson, Polly Page, Katharine Roberts, Toni Steer, Jozef Hooson, Darren C. Greenwood…

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Liver cirrhosis mortality in 187 countries between 1980 and 2010: a systematic analysis
Ali A Mokdad, Alan D Lopez, Saied Shahraz, Rafael Lozano, Ali H Mokdad, Jeff Stanaway, Christopher JL Murray and Mohsen Naghavi
Published on: 18 September 2014

Transmission dynamics and control of Ebola virus disease (EVD): a review
Gerardo Chowell and Hiroshi Nishiura
Published on: 10 October 2014
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An Italian prospective multicenter survey on patients suspected of having non-celiac gluten sensitivity
Umberto Volta, Maria Teresa Bardella, Antonino Calabrò, Riccardo Troncone and Gino Roberto Corazza
Published on: 23 May 2014

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‘Predatory’ open access: a longitudinal study of article volumes and market characteristics
Cenyu Shen and Bo-Christer Björk
Published on: 1 October 2015

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Safety and efficacy of anti-PCSK9 antibodies: a meta-analysis of 25 randomized, controlled trials
Xin-Lin Zhang, Qing-Qing Zhu, Li Zhu, Jian-Zhou Chen, Qin-Hua Chen, Guan-Nan Li, Jun Xie, Li-Na Kang and Biao Xu
Published on: 23 June 2015

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CONSORT 2010 Statement: updated guidelines for reporting parallel group randomised trials
Kenneth F Schulz, Douglas G Altman and David Moher
Published on: 24 March 2010

miR-124 and miR-137 inhibit proliferation of glioblastoma multiforme cells and induce differentiation of brain tumor stem cells
Joachim Silber, Daniel A Lim, Claudia Petritsch, Anders I Persson, Alika K Maunakea, Mamie Yu, Scott R Vandenberg, David G Ginzinger, C David James, Joseph F Costello, Gabriele Bergers, William A Weiss, Arturo Alvarez-Buylla and J Graeme Hodgson
Published on: 24 June 2008

Toward the future of psychiatric diagnosis: the seven pillars of RDoC
Bruce N Cuthbert and Thomas R Insel
Published on: 14 May 2013

Collagen reorganization at the tumor-stromal interface facilitates local invasion
Paolo P Provenzano, Kevin W Eliceiri, Jay M Campbell, David R Inman, John G White and Patricia J Keely
Published on: 26 December 2006

Cross-national epidemiology of DSM-IV major depressive episode
Evelyn Bromet, Laura Helena Andrade, Irving Hwang, Nancy A Sampson, Jordi Alonso, Giovanni de Girolamo, Ron de Graaf, Koen Demyttenaere, Chiyi Hu, Noboru Iwata, Aimee N Karam, Jagdish Kaur, Stanislav Kostyuchenko, Jean-Pierre Lépine, Daphna Levinson, Herbert Matschinger, Maria Elena Medina Mora, Mark Oakley Browne, Jose Posada-Villa, Maria Carmen Viana, David R Williams and Ronald C Kessler
Published on: 26 July 2011

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