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UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Christopher T. Anderson, Sarah A. Reynolds, Lia CH Fernald DATE OF PUBLICATION: September 2016 REGION: Peru, South America REFERENCE: Andersen CT, Stein AD, Reynolds SA, et al. Stunting in Infancy Is Associated with Decreased Risk of High Body Mass Index for Age at 8 and 12 Years of Age. The Journal of Nutrition. 2016;146(11):2296-2303. doi:10.3945/jn.116.234633. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT:

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Luis Rosero-Bixby DATE OF PUBLICATION: September 2016 REGION: Costa Rica REFERENCE: Rosero-Bixby L, Coto-Yglesias F, Dow WH. Pulse blood pressure and cardiovascular mortality in a population-based cohort of elderly Costa Ricans. Journal of Human Hypertension. 2016;30(9):555-562. doi:10.1038/jhh.2015.117. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: We studied the relationships between blood pressure (BP), pulse pressure (PP) and cardiovascular (CV) death in older adults using data

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Karen Sokal-Gutierrez DATE OF PUBLICATION: July 2016 REGION: El Salvador REFERENCE: Dabiri D, Fontana M, Kapila Y, Eckert G, Sokal-Gutierrez K. Community-based assessment and intervention for early childhood caries in rural El Salvador. International Dental Journal. 2016;66(4):221-228. doi:10.1111/idj.12228. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: The objectives were to assess early childhood caries (ECC) in rural areas of El Salvador and to

UC BERKELEY AUTHORS: Henry Puerta-Guardo, Daniela Michlmayr, Chunling Wang, Eva Harris UCSF AUTHORS: Takako Tabata, Matthew Petit, June Fang-Hoover, Lenore Pereira DATE OF PUBLICATION: August 2016 REGION: The Americas REFERENCE: Tabata T, Petitt M, Puerta-Guardo H et al. Zika Virus Targets Different Primary Human Placental Cells, Suggesting Two Routes for Vertical Transmission. Cell Host & Microbe. 2016;20(2):155-166. doi:10.1016/j.chom.2016.07.002. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Zika

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Allison G. Harvey DATE OF PUBLICATION: August 2016 REGION: Norway REFERENCE: Sivertsen B, Harvey A, Pallesen S, Hysing M. Trajectories of sleep problems from childhood to adolescence: a population-based longitudinal study from Norway. Journal of Sleep Research. 2016. doi:10.1111/jsr.12443. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: The aim of the current study was to assess the development and stability of sleep problems

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Zachary Wagner, William H. Dow DATE OF PUBLICATION: August 2016 REGION: Tanzania, Africa REFERENCE: Wagner Z, Gong E, de Walque D, Dow W. The Impact of Positive Income Shocks on Risky Sexual Behavior: Experimental Evidence from Tanzania. AIDS and Behavior. 2016. doi:10.1007/s10461-016-1524-5. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: In this paper, we exploit a lottery in Tanzania, which randomly assigned eligible participants

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Colin J. Carlson DATE OF PUBLICATION: August 2016 REGION: The Americas REFERENCE: Carlson CJ, Dougherty ER, Getz W. An Ecological Assessment of the Pandemic Threat of Zika Virus. Johansson MA, ed. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2016;10(8):e0004968. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0004968. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: The current outbreak of Zika virus poses a severe threat to human health. While the range of

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Eva Harris DATE OF PUBLICATION: August 2016 REGION: Nicaragua REFERENCE: Waggoner J, Gresh L, Vargas M et al. Viremia and Clinical Presentation in Nicaraguan Patients Infected With Zika Virus, Chikungunya Virus, and Dengue Virus. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2016:ciw589. doi:10.1093/cid/ciw589. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Zika virus (ZIKV), chikungunya virus (CHIKV), and dengue virus (DENV) co-circulate in Nicaragua. In this

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: Janice W. Lin DATE OF PUBLICATION: July 2016 REGION: Mexico REFERENCE: Lin JW, Temple L, Trujillo C, et al. Pica during pregnancy among Mexican-born women: a formative study. Matern Child Nutr. 2015;11(4):550-8. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Although pica, the craving and purposive consumption of non-food substances, is common among many populations, especially during pregnancy, the health consequences are not

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Ralph A. Catalano, Alison Gemmill DATE OF PUBLICATION: July 2016 REGION: Norway REFERENCE: Catalano RA, Saxton KB, Gemmill A, Hartig T. Twinning in Norway Following the Oslo Massacre: Evidence of a ‘Bruce Effect’ in Humans. Twin Res Hum Genet. 2016;:1-7. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Emerging theory and empirical work suggest that the ‘Bruce Effect’, or the increase in

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