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Maternal Birthplace is Associated with Low Birth Weight Within Racial/Ethnic Groups

Maternal Child Health Journal, Monday, January 16, 2017

While disparities in low birth weight (LBW) incidence by racial/ethnic group are well known, differences in LBW incidence by maternal birthplace within racial/ethnic groups, and particularly, differences after adjustment for

Transgenerational Transmission of Preterm Birth Risk: The Role of Race and Generational Socio-Economic Neighborhood Context

Maternal Child Health Journal, Friday, January 13, 2017

We investigated associations of mothers' preterm birth (PTB) status with her infants' PTB risk. We also examined whether this relationship differs by mothers' race and generational socio-economic neighborhood context. 

Awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in Nepal: findings from the Dhulikhel Heart Study

Heart Asia, Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Although previous studies have suggested alarming rise in the prevalence of hypertension in Nepal, there is dearth of information on its awareness, treatment and control.

Rotavirus vaccine effectiveness in low-income settings: An evaluation of the test-negative design

Vaccine, Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The test-negative design (TND), an epidemiologic method currently used to measure rotavirus vaccine (RV) effectiveness, compares the vaccination status of rotavirus-positive cases and rotavirus-negative controls meeting a pre

The Children's Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Telemental Health Treatment Study: Caregiver Outcomes

Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology , Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Children's Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Telemental Health Treatment Study (CATTS) tested the hypotheses that children and caregivers who received guideline-based treatment delivered through a hybrid tel

Daughters of Mothers Who Smoke: A Population-based Cohort Study of Maternal Prenatal Tobacco use and Subsequent Prenatal Smoking in Offspring

Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, Sunday, January 1, 2017

Prenatal exposure to tobacco is associated with adverse health outcomes for the mother and child, and has been associated with an increased risk of tobacco smoking and nicotine dependence in offspring.

Comparing Arterial Function Parameters for the Prediction of Coronary Heart Disease Events: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)

American Journal of Epidemiology, Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Arterial dysfunction has been linked to decline in cardiac function and increased risk of cardiovascular disease events.

Trends in Consumption of Solid Fats, Added Sugars, Sodium, Sugar-Sweetened Beverages, and Fruit from Fast Food Restaurants and by Fast Food Restaurant Type among US Children, 2003-2010

Nutrients, Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Energy intakes from fast food restaurants (FFRs) have declined among US children.

Maternal Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy Reduces Vertical Cytomegalovirus Transmission But Does Not Reduce Breast Milk Cytomegalovirus Levels

AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, Tuesday, December 6, 2016

To evaluate the impact of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) on CMV transmission and breast milk level in the context of maternal HIV. HAART started during the third trimester may decrease infant CMV infections, by

The cross-sectional association between vasomotor symptoms and hemostatic parameter levels in postmenopausal women

Menopause, Monday, December 5, 2016

Vasomotor symptoms (VMS) may be a marker of cardiovascular risk.