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  1. The alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems arena is extending its organizing center from knowledge drawn from the study of addiction-related pathologies and clinical and social interventions to knowledge drawn ...

    Authors: William L. White and Arthur C. Evans Jr.

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2013 35:4

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  2. The main target of alcohol and other drug self-administration is the brain. For this reason understanding of brain mechanisms (i.e., neuroscience research) may offer important insights for creating effective p...

    Authors: David Nutt and A. Thomas McLellan

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2013 35:5

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  3. Brazil is one of the largest countries in the world, and is home to significant demographic, social and cultural diversity, as well as intense regional inequality. The country has successfully tackled many of ...

    Authors: Marcelo Ribeiro, Luciane Ogata Perrenoud, Sérgio Duailibi, Lígia Bonacim Duailibi, Clarice Madruga, Ana Cecília Petta Roseli Marques and Ronaldo Laranjeira

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2013 35:7

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  4. Brain imaging and genetic studies over the past two decades suggest that substance use disorders are best considered chronic illnesses. The passing of the Affordable Care Act in the United States has set the o...

    Authors: A. Thomas McLellan, Joanna L. Starrels, Betty Tai, Adam J. Gordon, Richard Brown, Udi Ghitza, Marc Gourevitch, Jack Stein, Marla Oros, Terry Horton, Robert Lindblad and Jennifer McNeely

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2013 35:8

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  5. Health will continue to gather strength as a global public domain if it links itself strategically with other transnational agendas and strengthens its political ability to produce global public goods for heal...

    Authors: Ilona Kickbusch

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2013 35:2

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  6. Since the late 1970s, the federal Healthy People Initiative has been a visible component of the United States’ approach to improving population health. In each decade, a new version of Healthy People is issued...

    Authors: Jonathan E. Fielding, Shiriki Kumanyika and Ronald W. Manderscheid

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2013 35:3

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  7. The European Union has gradually developed a consistent and integrated policy framework to respond to common challenges in the field of health that combines legislation, cooperation and financing: the EU Healt...

    Authors: Martin Seychell and Bartosz Hackbart

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2013 35:4

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  8. Israel’s health system evolved over the past century and achieved universal coverage in 1995. Health status indicators have improved dramatically over the past decades and are now generally excellent compared ...

    Authors: Elliot Rosenberg, Itamar Grotto, Tunie Dweck, Tuvia Horev, Miri Cohen and Boaz Lev

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2013 35:5

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  9. The 2007 global economic recession was the most severe recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s in terms of declines in unemployment, labor force participation and gross domestic product in the United...

    Authors: Sepideh Modrek, David Stuckler, Martin McKee, Mark R. Cullen and Sanjay Basu

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2013 35:10

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  10. The rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) challenges the public health sector to develop, support and implement effective interventions to reduce this global epidemic. The United Nations has respon...

    Authors: Heather Manson, Terrence Sullivan, Phat Ha, Christine Navarro and José M. Martín-Moreno

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2013 35:11

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  11. Climate change presents a significant challenge to global health. This paper examines the health impacts of climate change from extreme weather events, temperature changes, rising sea levels and changes in pre...

    Authors: Jonathan A. Patz and Melissa J. Hatch

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2013 35:12

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  12. Social media are designed to be engaging, but often are used as a mechanism by public health organizations and practitioners for mass information dissemination rather than engaging audiences in true multi-way ...

    Authors: Amy Burnett Heldman, Jessica Schindelar and James B. Weaver III

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2013 35:13

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  13. Introduction: Public health and primary care are often conceived as two entities providing complementary services within the health system. This scoping review aims to better understand how the two sectors inter...

    Authors: Jean-Frédéric Levesque, Mylaine Breton, Nicolas Senn, Pascale Levesque, Pierre Bergeron and Denis A. Roy

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2013 35:14

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  14. Ribosomes are responsible for translating genetic code into protein and thus central components of cell life. Knowledge of their structure provided important potential applications in and understanding of the ...

    Authors: Lore Leighton

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:2

    Content type: EditorialNotes

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  15. The World Mental Health Survey Consortium, a World Health Organization and Harvard University collaboration, totaling 28 countries participated in a uniform randomized general population survey, making use of ...

    Authors: Lauren Weinberg, Harvey Whiteford, José Caldas de Almeida, Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Daphna Levinson, Siobhan O’Neill and Viviane Kovess-Masfety

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:4

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  16. Mental health is a state of wellbeing in which a person can use his or her own abilities and cope with the normal stresses of life. Mental health has a central place in global public health and public health i...

    Authors: Helen Herrman and Eva Jané-Llopis

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:6

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  17. Anxiety and mood disorders are common in the general population in countries around the world. This article provides a review of the recent literature on anxiety and depressive disorders with a focus on linkag...

    Authors: Steven S. Coughlin

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:7

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  18. Suicidal behavior is a major public health problem. As it has for decades, suicide remains one of the leading causes of death in the western world. This paper reviews the literature and the latest developments...

    Authors: Yari Gvion and Alan Apter

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:9

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  19. Adolescence is a vulnerable developmental stage where significant changes occur in a youth’s body, brain, environment and socialization, which may increase vulnerability to substance use, development of addict...

    Authors: Carla L. Storr, Lauren R. Pacek and Silvia S. Martins

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:10

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  20. To achieve the basic human right of autonomy, individuals, including those with intellectual disabilities (ID), must be able to practice decision-making, that is, to make their own decisions and communicate th...

    Authors: Shirli Werner

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:14

    Content type: ReviewPaper

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  21. Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are estimated to occur among about one percent of children in the United States. This estimate is in line with estimates from other industrialized countries. However, the ident...

    Authors: Catherine E. Rice, Michael Rosanoff, Geraldine Dawson, Maureen S. Durkin, Lisa A. Croen, Alison Singer and Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:17

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  22. This issue of Public Health Reviews is dedicated to exploring the origins of the modern dialogue on public health ethics, which are based on historic religious and humanistic origins and long held medical and pub...

    Authors: Theodore H. Tulchinsky and Antoine Flahault

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:1

    Content type: EditorialNotes

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  23. When we consider the literature that has been produced exploring approaches to public health ethics, it is rare to find any mention of solidarity. One obvious conclusion is that solidarity is a meaningless or ...

    Authors: Angus Dawson and Bruce Jennings

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:4

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  24. Fluoridation of community drinking water for prevention of dental caries commenced in the United States in 1945 and has become one of the major achievements of public health according to the US Center for Dise...

    Authors: Shlomo P. Zusman

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:6

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  25. Background: Disregard of Hippocratic medical ethics by major leaders in the Public Health establishment and the leadership role played by physicians during the Nazi era in Germany (1933–1945) pose continuing cha...

    Authors: Jutta Lindert, Yael Stein, Hans Guggenheim, Jouni J. K. Jaakkola and Rael D. Strous

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:8

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  26. Health promotion ethics is moral deliberation about health promotion and its practice. Although academics and practitioners have been writing about ethics, and especially values, in health promotion for decade...

    Authors: Stacy M. Carter, Alan Cribb and John P. Allegrante

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:9

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  27. Public health ethics is gaining recognition as a vital topic for public health education. The subject was highlighted in a Delphi survey of future priorities of member schools of The Association of Schools of ...

    Authors: Carmen Aceijas, Caroline Brall, Peter Schröder-Bäck, Robert Otok, Els Maeckelberghe, Louise Stjernberg, Daniel Strech and Theodore H. Tulchinsky

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:10

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  28. Background: Research ethics review practices vary considerably across countries and this variability poses a challenge for international research programmes. Although published guidelines exist, which describe u...

    Authors: Nancy Edwards, Sarah Viehbeck, Riitta-Maija Hämäläinen, Diana Rus, Thomas Skovgaard, Ien van de Goor, Adriana Valente, Ahmed Syed and Arja R. Aro

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:11

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  29. Publication in peer-reviewed journals is a key part of advancement in science and a vital part of development of the scientific basis for public health practice. The process of publication should promote rigor...

    Authors: Selena Gray

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:12

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  30. Vaccinations are one of public health’s greatest achievements. However, an ethical dilemma lies in the balance of personal autonomy and choice versus protection of the entire at risk population. Vaccines have ...

    Authors: Alvin Nelson El Amin, Michelle T. Parra, Robert Kim-Farley and Jonathan E. Fielding

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:14

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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