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We are pleased to announce launch of our new article collection focused on Non-malarial Febrile illness (NMFI), one of the most common reasons for healthcare visits globally, with hundreds of millions of cases of fever in children under four presenting at health facilities every year. In this collection, we present series of systematic reviews that aim to evaluate the causes of NMFI in specific regions. Editorial put together to accompany this collection can be found here.
Research: Novel insight into the association of the ovarian reserve biomarkers and metabolic risk factors
This study identifies novel associations between the biomarkers of ovarian reserve, as measured by anti-Müllerian hormone and antral follicle count, and circulating metabolites. These novel links may have a role in mediating any effect of ovarian reserve on cardiometabolic disease.
In a panel regression analyses of 193 countries, the authors identified 1118 unique armed conflicts, concluding that armed conflict is associated with a substantial indirect mortality impact among civilians globally with children most severely burdened.
Research: Frailty might better predict poor prognosis of older patients with COVID-19 than comorbidities
This prospective cohort study of COVID-19 pneumonia patients aged older than 60 years found that frailty was a risk factor for severe disease, independent of comorbidities and socio-demographic and laboratory data.
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Research article | 29 June 2020
Forecasting spatial, socioeconomic and demographic variation in COVID-19 health care demand in England and Wales
Mark D. Verhagen et al.
Research article | 29 May 2020
Ethnic and socioeconomic differences in SARS-CoV-2 infection: prospective cohort study using UK Biobank
Claire L. Niedzwiedz et al.
Research article | 07 May 2020
Quantifying the impact of physical distance measures on the transmission of COVID-19 in the UK
Christopher I. Jarvis et al.
Review | 22 May 2020
Africa’s response to COVID-19
Chikwe Ihekweazu and Emmanuel Agogo
Commentary | 09 April 2020
Medical education during pandemics: a UK perspective
Areeb Mian and Shujhat Khan
Commentary | 18 March 2020
Coronavirus: the spread of misinformation
Areeb Mian and Shujhat Khan
Question and Answer | 28 February 2020
Q&A: The novel coronavirus outbreak causing COVID-19
Dale Fisher and David Heymann
Source: Web of Science
Correspondence | 24 March 2010
CONSORT 2010 Statement: updated guidelines for reporting parallel group randomised trials
Kenneth F Schulz, Douglas G Altman and David Moher
Debate | 14 May 2013
Toward the future of psychiatric diagnosis: the seven pillars of RDoC
Bruce N Cuthbert and Thomas R Insel
Research Article | 26 December 2006
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
Research Article | 24 June 2008
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
Research Article | 26 July 2011
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
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Evaluation of the potential incidence of COVID-19 and effectiveness of containment measures in Spain: a data-driven approach
Alberto Aleta and Yamir Moreno
Published in BMC Medicine 27 May 2020
MARPLE, a point-of-care, strain-level disease diagnostics and surveillance tool for complex fungal pathogens
Guru Radhakrishnan et al.
Published in BMC Biology 13 August 2019
Strains used in whole organism Plasmodium falciparum vaccine trials differ in genome structure, sequence, and immunogenic potential
Kara A. Moser et al.
Published in Genome Medicine 08 January 2020
SEPATH: benchmarking the search for pathogens in human tissue whole genome sequence data leads to template pipelines
Abraham Gihawi et al.
Published in Genome Biology 22 October 2019
In memoriam: Professor Peter Byass
It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of Professor Peter Byass, who tragically passed away on August 15th 2020 from a heart attack. Professor Byass, who was based at the Umeå University, Sweden, has dedicated his career to global health research, specialising in death registration and mortality surveillance.
As a valued member of our Editorial Board, his death is a tremendous loss to our journal, but more importantly to the field of global health, where his efforts and contributions will live on.
Non-malarial febrile illness
Guest editor: Philippe Guerin
Complexity in Mental Health Research: Theory, Method, and Empirical Contributions
Guest editors: Dr Eiko I. Fried and Dr Donald Robinaugh
Cardiovascular Issues in Underrepresented Populations
Guest editors: Prof Deborah Lawlor, Prof Naveed Sattar and Prof Aletta E Schutte
Who dies of what? Strengthening CRVS systems in the Sustainable Development Goals era
Guest editor: Alan D. Lopez
Stunting, undernutrition and obesity: the triple threat of childhood malnutrition
Guest editors: Prof. Andrew Prentice and Dr. Martha Mwangome
Beyond Big Data to new Biomedical and Health Data Science: moving to next century precision health
Guest editors: Prof. Aziz Sheikh, Dr. Paul Wicks, Dr. Josip Car and Dr. Marc S. Williams
Collection on: Stigma Research and Global Health
Guest editors: Dr. Gretchen Birbeck, Dr. Virginia Bond, Dr. Valerie Earnshaw, Mr. Musah Lumumba El-Nasoor
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