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Conocimientos de la hipertension: Health beliefs about hypertension in an under-resourced community in the Dominican Republic
Understanding health beliefs is important to facilitate health promotion and disease prevention as they influence health behaviors, outcomes, and disease management. Given the rise of hypertension-related diseases in the ...
Nutritional status impacts dengue virus infection in mice
Background Dengue virus (DENV) is estimated to infect 390 million people annually. However, few host factors that alter disease severity are known. Malnutrition, defined as both over- and undernutrition, is a growing problem ...
Challenges to a Sustainable Energy Future
(Duke University, 2020-10-31)
Effect of an Additional 30 Minutes Spent Outdoors during Summer on Daily Steps and Individually Experienced Heat Index
Spending time outdoors is associated with increased physical activity; however, high ambient temperature/humidity, together with built environment features in urban versus rural environments, may influence physical activity. ...
Building Interdisciplinary Partnerships for Community-Engaged Environmental Health Research in Appalachian Virginia
This article describes a collaboration among a group of university faculty, undergraduate students, local governments, local residents, and U.S. Army staff to address long-standing concerns about the environmental health ...
Methods for Estimating Wet Bulb Globe Temperature From Remote and Low-Cost Data: A Comparative Study in Central Alabama
Heat stress is a significant health concern that can lead to illness, injury, and mortality. The wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT) index is one method for monitoring environmental heat risk. Generally, WBGT is estimated ...
Assessing the impact of coordinated COVID-19 exit strategies across Europe
As rates of new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases decline across Europe owing to nonpharmaceutical interventions such as social distancing policies and lockdown measures, countries require guidance on how to ease ...
Livestock and avermectins in Sub-Saharan Africa: protocol for a restricted systematic review of the impacts on productivity and documentation of resistance
(Virginia Tech, 2020-07-13)
This document provides the protocol for a restricted systematic review (rapid review) intended to summarize the impacts of avermectins on livestock productivity and document resistance to avermectins in livestock in ...
Analysis of environmental and economic impacts of hydropower imports for New York City through 2050
(Duke University Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, 2020-10-13)
Sphaerostilbellins, New Antimicrobial Aminolipopeptide Peptaibiotics from Sphaerostilbella toxica
<i>Sphaerostilbella toxica</i> is a mycoparasitic fungus that can be found parasitizing wood-decay basidiomycetes in the southern USA. Organic solvent extracts of fermented strains of <i>S. toxica</i> exhibited potent ...