Monthly Archives: January 2012

Israel Journal of Health Policy Research – Promoting international interactions

  Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, the official journal of The Israel National Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research, launches today with BioMed Central, under the expert leadership of Editors-in-Chief Avi Israeli and Bruce Rosen. "Israel Journal of Health Policy Research (IJHPR) seeks to promote intensive intellectual interactions among scholars and practitioners… Read more »


PCE exposure in early life may affect mental health in later life

Whilst the adverse effects of tetrachloroethylene (PCE) and other solvents on mental health are well documented in exposed adults, there are limited data linking early-life exposure to mental health issues later in life. In the present study, published in Environmental Health, Ann Aschengrau and colleagues show that early-life exposure to PCE-contaminated drinking water is  associated… Read more »


130 million births in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa will be unattended by a skilled birth attendant between 2011-2015.

Reduction in maternal morbidity is the fifth of the UN Millennium Development Goals. To achieve this, the aim is to have 90% of births in low and middle income countries attended by a skilled birth attendant (SBA). Whilst difficult to definitively prove, it is estimated that the attendance of a SBA could prevent between 16-33%… Read more »

Developing World Health

Towards a new psychiatry

The field of medicine as a whole has progressed substantially in recent years owing to advances in technology as well as improved diagnostic techniques and therapies. In particular, progress in neuroimaging and other neurophysiological techniques, developments in behavioural sciences and psychotherapies, and developments in psychiatric genetics have substantially expanded our knowledge of mental illnesses. As… Read more »

Health Medicine

Environmental Evidence now accepting submissions

The official journal of the Collaboration for Environmental Evidence is now accepting submissions. Environmental Evidence will specialize in publishing systematic reviews, in the hope of providing rigorous and transparent methodology to assess the impacts of human activity and the effectiveness of policy and management interventions on the environment.   Editor-in-Chief Andrew Pullin (Bangor University, UK)… Read more »