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Smoke exposure following domestic pollution: Prevention and community medicine improvement

David Baguma

    Domestic pollution and related impacts are partly from smoke exposure, such as wood fuel smoke, factory smoke, cigarette smoke, motorcycles, and bush burning. The effects of smoke pollution were investigated.

Healthcare ethics and the law- Why law pervades medicine


    Law has always been the rulebook by which most healthcare professionals guide their medical practice. However and despite healthcare's founding fathers being esteemed philosophers and ethicists, we rarely use moral or ethical principals to guide the care we provide to patients. In this article, a review of Charity Scott's essay entitled Why Law Pervades Medicine: An Essay on Ethics in Health Care shows the continued divide between healthcare and legal practitioners and suggests a movement to a higher standard, namely ethics.

Social and structural vulnerability to HIV infection in Uganda: A multilevel modelling of AIDS indicators survey data, 2004-2005 and 2011

Patrick Igulot*; Monica A Magadi

    Introduction: Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) continues to exhibit inequalities in HIV epidemic. As of 2017, about 69.5% of people living with HIV, 64% of new infections and 73% HIV-related deaths were in SSA. Most HIV research conducted in the continent has focused on individual-level factors.

Entrenched deterrents to obesity prevention necessitate radical measures

James L DeBoy

    Despite multiple individual-based strategies to reverse the obesity epidemic in America for some 30 years, obesity rates continue to climb: 39.8 percent of U.S. adults were obese in 2016 with another 27 percent classified as pre-diabetic and 18 percent of American children diagnosed as obese – a figure that has tripled in three decades.

Neurological manifestations due to congenital toxoplasmosis, verified through the literature integrative review

Sabrina Ramires Sakamoto; Aline do Nascimento Benitez; Joice Cristina dos Santos; Tatiani Palhota Lozano; Juliana Mendonça Ferreira; Saulo Hudson Nery Loiola; Italmar Teodorico Navarro; Jancarlo Ferreira Gomes; Katia Denise Saraiva Bresciani*

    Congenital toxoplasmosis is a protozootic disease with a worldwide distribution. The clinical manifestations can vary in severity and it affects several fetal tissues when the woman becomes infected during the gestational period. To identify the main neurological manifestations in congenital toxoplasmosis, an integrative review of the literature was carried out, consulting the Virtual Health Library, PubMed and Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO)...

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