Epidemiology and Global Health

Epidemiology and Global Health

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    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Derivation and external validation of clinical prediction rules identifying children at risk of linear growth faltering

    Sharia M Ahmed, Ben J Brintz ... Daniel T Leung
    Clinical prediction rules could help identify children at risk of slowed growth after an episode of diarrheal illness, and these rules may be generalizable to all children, regardless of diarrhea status.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Personality traits are consistently associated with blood mitochondrial DNA copy number estimated from genome sequences in two genetic cohort studies

    Richard F Oppong, Antonio Terracciano ... Jun Ding
    Two genome sequencing studies show a consistent association between blood mitochondrial DNA copy number (mtDNAcn) and personality traits and provide support for the hypothesis that mtDNAcn may be a biomarker that connects certain personality characteristics with mortality.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Body mass index and childhood symptoms of depression, anxiety, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: A within-family Mendelian randomization study

    Amanda M Hughes, Eleanor Sanderson ... Neil M Davies
    It is unclear how much a child's BMI at age 8 affects their depressive and ADHD symptoms after family-level factors are accounted for, but a substantial impact on anxiety symptoms is unlikely.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Long term intrinsic cycling in human life course antibody responses to influenza A(H3N2): an observational and modeling study

    Bingyi Yang, Bernardo García-Carreras ... Derek A Cummings
    Cross-sectional serological data and mathematical models suggest the existence of long-term periodicity in human antibody responses arising from multiple exposures to influenza A(H3N2), providing insights into the interactions between exposure histories and future risks of infections.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    The clinical pharmacology of tafenoquine in the radical cure of Plasmodium vivax malaria: An individual patient data meta-analysis

    James A Watson, Robert J Commons ... Nicholas J White
    The currently recommended adult dose of tafenoquine is insufficient for radical cure in all adults.

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    Indian Council of Medical Research, India
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    University of New South Wales, Australia
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    Imperial College London, United Kingdom
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