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Place Still Matters: Racial/Ethnic and Geographic Disparities in HIV Transmission and Disease Burden.

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Assessment of Hospital Emergency Department Response to Potentially Infectious Diseases Using Unannounced Mystery Patient Drills — New York City, 2016

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Announcement: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month — September 2017

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Announcement: Community Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation for Interventions Engaging Community Health Workers for Diabetes Management

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Notifiable Diseases and Mortality Tables

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SURVEILLANCE SUMMARIES: Surveillance for Certain Health Behaviors and Conditions Among States and Selected Local Areas — Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, United States, 2013 and 2014

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Cytogenetic analysis of five Ctenidae species (Araneae): detection of heterochromatin and 18S rDNA sites

Comparative Cytogenetics 11(4): 627-639 DOI: 10.3897/CompCytogen.v11i4.10620 Authors: Matheus Pires Rincão, João Lucas Chavari, Antonio Domingos Brescovit, Ana Lúcia Dias ...

Using narrative inquiry to listen to the voices of adolescent mothers in relation to their use of social networking sites (SNS)

Abstract Aim This article presents a discussion highlighting the relevance and strengths of using narrative inquiry to explore experiences of social networking site (SNS) use by adolescent mothers. Background Narrative inquiry as a method reveals truths ab ...

Using Blogs to explore the lived experience of life after Stroke: ‘A journey of discovery I never wanted to take

Abstract Aims To explore the lived-experiences of stroke survivors as expressed in blogs and to discover the role the blogs play in the writers’ lives. Background Stroke can be a devastating, life changing event. Previous qualitative studies tend to examin ...

Breastfeeding and vitamin D

The UK Royal College of Paediatrics  and Child Health guidance on breastfeeding has been warmly welcomed in both the medical and lay spheres.1 Breastfeeding has undoubted benefits and should be singularly promoted and encouraged. However, in their positio ...

Holistic care of complicated tuberculosis in healthcare settings with limited resources

In recent years, most of the focus on improving the quality of paediatric care in low-income countries has been on improving primary care using the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness, and improving triage and emergency treatment in hospitals aimed ...

Highs and lows of diabetic care: lessons from a national audit

Introduction  There are approximately 3.5 million people living in the UK who have been diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes—in England and Wales, approximately 26 500 of these are children and young people under 18 years of age, with > 95% sufferin ...

Neonatal resuscitation using a laryngeal mask airway: a randomised trial in Uganda

Objective Mortality rates from birth asphyxia in low-income countries remain high. Face mask ventilation (FMV) performed by midwives is the usual method of resuscitating neonates in such settings but may not always be effective. The i-gel is a cuffless lar ...

Tainted love: Gothic imaging of nurses in popular culture

Abstract Aims To discuss representations of nursing in popular culture using the Contemporary Gothic theory. ...

The experience of palliative care service provision for people with non-malignant respiratory disease and their family carers: an all-Ireland qualitative study

Abstract Aim To explore specialist and generalist palliative care provision for people with non-malignant respiratory disease, in rural and urban areas in the North and Republic of Ireland. Background Globally, palliative care is recommended as an appropri ...

The relationship between emotional intelligence, previous caring experience, and successful completion of a pre-registration nursing/midwifery degree

Abstract Aim To examine the relationship between baseline emotional intelligence and prior caring experience with completion of pre-registration nurse and midwifery education. Background Selection and retention of nursing students is a global challenge. Em ...

Nursing Service Innovation: a case study examining emergency nurse practitioner service sustainability

Abstract Aim This research aimed to explore factors that influence sustainability of health service innovation, specifically emergency nurse practitioner service. Background Planning for cost effective provision of healthcare services is a concern globally ...

Peer Review week: sharing more thoughts on transparency

As we near the end of 2017’s Peer Review Week and the focus on transparency, we hope you have enjoyed our blogging activities. Earlier in the week we asked our Advisory Board about transparency and open peer review, and in today’s post we ask them, and so ...

Irish Endocrine Society 41st Annual Meeting, 13th and 14th October 2017, Grand Hotel, Malahide, Dublin.

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Gene expression and levels of IL-6 and TNFα in PBMCs correlate with severity and functional class in patients with chronic heart failure.

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