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Association of 100% fruit juice consumption and 3-year weight change among postmenopausal women in the in the Women's Health Initiative

Preventative Medicine, Tuesday, January 9, 2018

This study examined whether 100% fruit juice consumption was associated with weight change in a large prospective cohort of postmenopausal women.

Population Neuroscience: Dementia epidemiology serving precision medicine and population health

Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders, Tuesday, January 9, 2018

This paper proposes reframing dementia epidemiology as “population neuroscience,” blending techniques and models from contemporary neuroscience with those of epidemiology and biostatistics.

Neighborhood built environment and cognition in non-demented older adults: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

Social Science & Medicine, Tuesday, January 9, 2018

This study investigates how a neighborhood's social and built environment (BE) characteristics may affect cognition in older adults.

Availability and cost of healthy foods in a large American Indian community in the North-Central United States

Preventing Chronic Disease, Thursday, January 4, 2018

To understand the local food environment in a rural American Indian community, this study assessed the availability and price of healthy foods offered at all stores within a 90-mile radius of the town center of a large American Indian reservation.

Measures and metrics of sustainable diets with a focus on milk, yogurt, and dairy products

Nutrition Reviews, Monday, January 1, 2018

The 4 domains of sustainable diets are nutrition, economics, society, and the environment. To be sustainable, foods and food patterns need to be nutrient-rich, affordable, culturally acceptable, and sparing of natural resources and the environment.

HPV vaccination: Increase uptake now to reduce cancer

American Journal of Public Health, Monday, January 1, 2018

It has been more than 10 years since the licensure of prophylactic human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines, which have been demonstrated to prevent nearly 100% of infections by vaccine type persistent infections of HPV.

Simulations for designing and interpreting intervention trials in infectious diseases

BMC Medicine, Friday, December 29, 2017

Interventions in infectious diseases can have both direct effects on individuals who receive the intervention as well as indirect effects in the population.

Associations between neighbourhood characteristics and depression: a twin study

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, Friday, December 22, 2017

Depression is an important contributor to the global burden of disease. Besides several known individual-level factors that contribute to depression, there is a growing recognition that neighbourhood environment can also profoundly affect mental health. This study assessed associations between three neighbourhood constructs—socioeconomic deprivation, residential instability and income inequality—and depression among adult twin pairs.

Prevalence, magnitude, and correlates of HIV-1 genital shedding in women on antiretroviral therapy

The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Genital human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) RNA shedding can continue despite HIV being undetectable in blood, and can be associated with transmission.

What are the risk factors associated with hospital birth among women planning to give birth in a birth center in Washington State?

Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, Monday, December 18, 2017

This study describes the obstetrical risk factors for hospital birth among women intending to deliver in a birth center in Washington State.