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Available online 24 July 2014:


  • ID: BLT.13.128496
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    Arsenic exposure in drinking water: a major unrecognized health threat in Peru
    - Christine Marie George, Laura Sima, M Helena Jahuira Arias, Jana Mihalic, Lilia Z Cabrera, David Danz, William Checkley & Robert H Gilman
  • ID: BLT.13.126243
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    Physical growth of children and adolescents in China over the past 35 years
  • ID: BLT.13.131581
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    A cross-sectional study of tuberculosis prevalence in Cambodia between 2002 and 2011
    - Tan Eang Mao, Kosuke Okada, Norio Yamada, Satha Peou, Masaki Ota, Saly Saint, Pichenda Kouet, Manith Chea, Sokonth Keo, Sok Heng Pheng, Sivanna Tieng, Kim Eam Khun, Tetsuhiro Sugamoto, Hiroko Matsumoto, Takashi Yoshiyama, Kunihiko Ito & Ikushi Onozaki
  • ID: BLT.13.129833
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    Universal combination antiretroviral regimens to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission in rural Zambia: a two-round cross-sectional study
    - Benjamin H Chi, Patrick Musonda, Mwila K Lembalemba, Namwinga T Chintu, Matthew G Gartland, Saziso N Mulenga, Maximillian Bweupe, Eleanor Turnbull, Elizabeth M Stringer & Jeffrey SA Stringer
  • ID: BLT.13.127464
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    A prospective study of maternal, fetal and neonatal deaths in low- and middle-income countries
    - Sarah Saleem, Elizabeth M McClure, Shivaprasad S Goudar, Archana Patel, Fabian Esamai, Ana Garces, Elwyn Chomba, Fernando Althabe, Janet Moore, Bhalachandra Kodkany, Omrana Pasha, Jose Belizan, Albert Mayansyan, Richard J Derman, Patricia L Hibberd, Edward A Liechty, Nancy F Krebs, K Michael Hambidge, Pierre Buekens, Waldemar A Carlo, Linda L Wright, Marion Koso-Thomas, Alan H Jobe, Robert L Goldenberg & Global Network Maternal Newborn Health Registry Study Investigators
  • ID: BLT.13.132142
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    Varicella and herpes zoster hospitalizations before and after implementation of one-dose varicella vaccination in Australia: an ecological study
    - Anita E Heywood, Han Wang, Kristine K Macartney & Peter McIntyre
  • ID: BLT.13.129114
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    Effect of the economic recession on pharmaceutical policy and medicine sales in eight European countries
    - Christine Leopold, Aukje K Mantel-Teeuwisse, Sabine Vogler, Silvia Valkova, Kees de Joncheere, Hubert GM Leufkens, Anita K Wagner, Dennis Ross-Degnan & Richard Laing
  • ID: BLT.13.129247
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    Adverse childhood experiences and associations with health-harming behaviours in young adults: surveys in the European Region
    - Mark A Bellis, Karen Hughes, Nicola Leckenby, Lisa Jones, Adriana Baban, Margarita Kachaeva, Robertas Povilaitis, Iveta Pudule, Gentiana Qirjako, Betül Ulukol, Marija Raleva & Natasa Terzic
  • ID: BLT.13.130708
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    Developing an alcohol policy assessment toolkit; application in the western Pacific
    - Natacha Carragher, Joshua Byrnes, Christopher M Doran & Anthony Shakeshaft
  • ID: BLT.13.130666
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    Hand, foot and mouth disease in China: evaluating an automated system for the detection of outbreaks
    - Zhongjie Li, Shengjie Lai, Honglong Zhang, Liping Wang, Dinglun Zhou, Jizeng Liu, Yajia Lan, Jiaqi Ma, Hongjie Yu, David L Buckeridge, Chakrarat Pittayawonganan, Archie CA Clements, Wenbiao Hu & Weizhong Yang
  • ID: BLT.13.134809
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    Childhood diarrhoeal deaths in seven low- and middle-income countries
    - Ahmed Ehsanur Rahman, Md Moinuddin, Mitike Molla, Alemayehu Worku, Lisa Hurt, Betty Kirkwood, Sanjana Brahmawar Mohan, Sarmila Mazumder, Zulfiqar Bhutta, Farrukh Raza, Sigilbert Mrema, Honorati Masanja, Daniel Kadobera, Peter Waiswa, Rajiv Bahl, Mike Zangenberg & Lulu Muhe for the Persistent Diarrhoea Research Group
  • ID: BLT.13.134239
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    Trends in all-cause mortality during the scale-up of an antiretroviral therapy programme: a cross-sectional study in Lusaka, Zambia
    - Sujit D Rathod, Benjamin H Chi, Thankian Kusanthan, Batista Chilopa, Jens Levy, Izukanji Sikazwe, Peter Mwaba & Jeffrey SA Stringer


  • ID: BLT.14.135541
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    Proposed declassification of disease categories related to sexual orientation in the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11)
    - Susan D Cochran, Jack Drescher, Eszter Kismödi, Alain Giami, Claudia García-Moreno, Elham Atallaf Adele Marais, Elisabeth Meloni Vieira and Geoffrey M Reed


  • ID: BLT.14.140756
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    Sampling at community level by using satellite imagery and geographical analysis
    - Veronica Escamilla, Michael Emch, Leonard Dandalo, William C Miller, Francis Martinson & Irving Hoffman
  • ID: BLT.13.129478
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    Mobile clinics for antiretroviral therapy in rural Mozambique
    - Troy D Moon, Tito Jequicene, Meridith Blevins, Eurico José, Julie R Lankford, C William Wester, Martina C Fuchs & Sten H Vermund
  • ID: BLT.13.119081
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    Challenges encountered using standard vector control measures for dengue in Boa Vista, Brazil
    - Rafael Maciel-de-Freitas & Denise Valle


  • ID: BLT.13.130146
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    The men’s health gap: Men must be included in the global health equity agenda
    - Peter Baker, Shari L Dworkin, Sengfah Tong, Ian Banks, Tim Shand & Gavin Yamey