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Research: Geospatial variation in HIV prevalence

Gender-stratified risk maps, informed by georeferenced HIV testing and sexual behaviour data, reveal a geospatial relationship between behaviour and HIV prevalence in Malawi.

Research: Metabolic changes during the menopausal transition

Longitudinal high-throughput quantitative nuclear magnetic resonance metabolomics shows that metabolic changes post-menopause may underlie women’s increased cardiometabolic risk.

Research: Chronic morbidity, deprivation and primary medical care spending in England in 2015-16: a cross-sectional spatial analysis

Primary care funding in England does not adequately reflect the contemporary morbidity burden, and better use of routinely available information and big data could allow for more equitable resource allocation.

Call for papers: Spatial epidemiology and infectious diseases

We are now inviting submissions covering the development and use of spatial epidemiological strategies in the fight against infectious diseases. Submit by March 15th 2018.

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    Authors: Anna Fernández, Juan M. Mendive, Sonia Conejo-Cerón, Patricia Moreno-Peral, Michael King, Irwin Nazareth, Carlos Martín-Pérez, Carmen Fernández-Alonso, Antonina Rodríguez-Bayón, Jose Maria Aiarzaguena, Carmen Montón-Franco, Antoni Serrano-Blanco, Inmaculada Ibañez-Casas, Emiliano Rodríguez-Sánchez, Luis Salvador-Carulla, Paola Bully Garay…

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