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Dietary biomarker evaluation in a controlled feeding study in women from the Women's Health Initiative cohort

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Thursday, March 2, 2017

The objectives were 1) to simultaneously associate dietary intake with a range of potential nutritional biomarkers in postmenopausal women by using a controlled feeding study whereby each participant was provided a diet simil

Reproductive factors and risk of colorectal polyps in a colonoscopy-based study in western Washington State

Cancer Causes & Control, Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Oral contraceptives (OC) are associated with a decreased risk of colorectal cancers; however, a recent study reported an increased risk of small colorectal adenomas associated with OC use.

Risky Business: condom failures as experienced by female sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya

Culture, Health & Sexuality, Wednesday, March 1, 2017

We conducted a qualitative study to examine how female sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya contextualise and explain the occurrence of condom failure. ew women were aware of or felt empowered to prevent HIV, STIs, and pregnancy aft

Male partner circumcision associated with lower Trichomonas vaginalis incidence among pregnant and postpartum Kenyan women: a prospective cohort study

Sexually Transmitted Infections, Wednesday, March 1, 2017

T. vaginalis was relatively common in this peripartum cohort. Male circumcision may confer benefits in preventing T. vaginalis.

Cooking at Home: A Strategy to Comply With U.S. Dietary Guidelines at No Extra Cost

American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Monday, February 27, 2017

Cooking at home is associated with better diet quality. This study examined the frequency of home-cooked dinners versus eating out in relation to the Healthy Eating Index (HEI), and food expenditures.

Comparison of Carotid Plaque Score and Coronary Artery Calcium Score for Predicting Cardiovascular Disease Events: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

Journal of the American Heart Association, Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Coronary artery calcium (CAC) predicts coronary heart disease (CHD) events better than carotid wall plaque presence; however, differences in the utility of CAC burden and carotid plaque burden across the spectrum of cardiovas

Sustained Responses to Measles Revaccination at 24 Months in HIV-Infected Children on Antiretroviral Therapy in Kenya

Pediatric Infectious Disease, Monday, February 13, 2017

There are limited data on whether HIV-infected children in resource-limited countries who are receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) are able to produce sustained, protective levels of measles antibody after multiple measles

Pilot study of the Sub-Symptom Threshold Exercise Program (SSTEP) for persistent concussion symptoms in youth

NeuroRehabilitation, Thursday, February 9, 2017

Monitored exercise programs appear to be safe and potentially beneficial for youth with persistent concussive symptoms. Large-scale controlled studies are needed to examine efficacy, ideal timing and duration.

Microbiome sharing between children, livestock and household surfaces in western Kenya

PLoS One, Thursday, February 2, 2017

Higher gut microbiome diversity among children was associated with lower wealth status and involvement in livestock feeding chores.

Child height gain is associated with consumption of animal-source foods in livestock-owning households in Western Kenya

Public Health Nutrition, Wednesday, February 1, 2017

To clarify the pathways between household livestock and child growth by assessing the relationships between consumption of animal-source foods (ASF) and child growth and evaluating the household livestock correlates of child