Even with expert knowledge in a research area, performing reviews is a difficult task which involves rigor, extensive planning, and a comprehensive strategy. In this blog Stéphanie Degroote shares the challenges and the lessons learnt from a recent series of scoping reviews published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty.
Monthly Archives: October 2018
Erupting volcanoes can pose many hazards, including volcanic ash, lava flows, pyroclastic flows and lahars. Associate Professor Jan Lindsay, Editor in Chief of the Journal of Applied Volcanology, discusses the importance of volcanic hazard maps in highlighting the areas where these hazards may occur and what needs to be done to improve their development and use.
The eating habits of a mother during pregnancy have a profound impact on children and even grandchildren. Blindly following a saying like ‘eating for two’ without paying attention to the selection of food and nutrients can have repercussions. In this study, the authors demonstrated in a mouse model that mothers eating fat-rich food during the perinatal period predisposes the children and even the grandchildren to addiction-like behaviors and obesity.
Malawi has the highest rate of preterm births in the world, meaning newborns are prone to developing respiratory disease syndrome. Maggie Woo Kinshella tells us about her recent visit to Chatinkha Nursery in Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Malawi, a special neonatal intensive care unit where babies with respiratory distress syndrome can be treated with life-saving bubble CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines.