UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Kirk Smith DATE OF PUBLICATION: November 2018 REGION: Asia REFERENCE: Zhao B, Zheng H, Wang S, Smith KR, Lu X, Aunan K, Gu Y, Wang Y, Ding D, Xing J, Fu X, Yang X, Liou KN, Hao J. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: To tackle the severe fine particle (PM2.5) pollution in China, the government has implemented
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Luo-Pine Zhang DATE OF PUBLICATION: November 2016 REGION: China REFERENCE: Chen X, Zhang L, Huang J, et al. Long-term exposure to urban air pollution and lung cancer mortality: A 12-year cohort study in northern china. Science of The Total Environment. 2016;571:855–861. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.07.064. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Cohort evidence that links long-term exposures to air pollution and mortality comes largely
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Meiling Gao DATE OF PUBLICATION: September 2016 REGION: China REFERENCE: Wang J, Hang Ho S, Huang R et al. Characterization of parent and oxygenated-polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Xi’an, China during heating period: An investigation of spatial distribution and transformation. Chemosphere. 2016;159:367-377. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.06.033. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and its oxygenated derivatives (OPAHs) are toxins in
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Richard A. Gosselin DATE OF PUBLICATION: September 2016 REGION: Sierra Leone and Nepal REFERENCE: Stewart B, Kushner A, Kamara T et al. Backlog and burden of fractures in Sierra Leone and Nepal: Results from nationwide cluster randomized, population-based surveys. International Journal of Surgery. 2016;33:49-54. doi:10.1016/j.ijsu.2016.07.009. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: The burden of injury is increasing worldwide; planning for
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Zachary Olson DATE OF PUBLICATION: August 2016 REGION: Vietnam REFERENCE: Olson Z, Staples JA, Mock C, et al. Helmet regulation in Vietnam: impact on health, equity and medical impoverishment. Injury Prevention. 2016;22(4):233-238. doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2015-041650. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Vietnam’s 2007 comprehensive motorcycle helmet policy increased helmet use from about 30% of riders to about 93%. We aimed to simulate the
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: John M. Marshall UCSF AUTHOR: Adam Bennett DATE OF PUBLICATION: August 2016 REGION: Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia REFERENCE: Marshall J, Bennett A, Kiware S, Sturrock H. The Hitchhiking Parasite: Why Human Movement Matters to Malaria Transmission and What We Can Do About It. Trends in Parasitology. 2016;32(10):752-755. doi:10.1016/j.pt.2016.07.004. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: The failure of the Global Malaria Eradication Program (GMEP) during
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Matthew Luskin DATE OF PUBLICATION: June 2016 REGION: Southeast Asia REFERENCE: Harrison RD, Sreekar R, Brodie JF, et al. Impacts of hunting on tropical forests in Southeast Asia. Conserv Biol. 2016; SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Although deforestation and forest degradation have long been considered the most significant threats to tropical biodiversity, across Southeast Asia (Northeast India, Indochina,
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Ayse Ercumen DATE OF PUBLICATION: June 2016 REGION: Bangladesh REFERENCE: Kwong LH, Ercumen A, Pickering AJ, Unicomb L, Davis J, Luby SP. Hand- and Object-Mouthing of Rural Bangladeshi Children 3–18 Months Old. Solo-Gabriele H, Ferguson A, eds. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2016;13(6):563. doi:10.3390/ijerph13060563. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Children are exposed to environmental contaminants by
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Kirk R. Smith DATE OF PUBLICATION: June 2016 REGION: Beijing, China REFERENCE: Liu J, Mauzerall DL, Chen Q, et al. Air pollutant emissions from Chinese households: A major and underappreciated ambient pollution source. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2016; SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: China suffers from severe outdoor air pollution and associated public health impacts. In response,
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Ruvani W. Fonseka, Alexandra M. Minnis, Anu Manchikanti Gomez DATE OF PUBLICATION: May 2016 REGION: Sri Lanka REFERENCE: Fonseka RW, Minnis AM, Gomez AM. Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration among Sri Lankan Men. Dalal K, ed. PLoS ONE. 2015;10(8):e0136321. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0136321. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: In Sri Lanka, over one in three women experience
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Kareem Raad and UCSF: Ashish Premkumar DATE OF PUBLICATION: April 2016 REGION: Beirut, Lebanon REFERENCE: Premkumar A, Raad K, Haidar MH. Rethinking the social history in the era of biolegitimacy: global health and medical education in the care of Palestinian and Syrian refugees in Beirut, Lebanon. Anthropol Med. 2016;23(1):14-29. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: The critiques leveled towards medical
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Linh Ngo Khanh, Susan L. Ivey, Karen Sokal-Gutierrez, Howard Barkan, Kimberly M. Ngo, Ivy Vuong, Nam Thai DATE OF PUBLICATION: April 2016 REGION: Southern and Central Vietnam REFERENCE: Linh Ngo Khanh, Susan L. Ivey, Karen Sokal-Gutierrez, Howard Barkan, Kimberly M. Ngo, Hung T. Hoang, Ivy Vuong, and Nam Thai.  Early Childhood Caries, Mouth Pain, and