Monthly Archives: February 2014

Controlling disease – how China is turning the tables on a deadly parasite


Schistosomiasis – also known as Bilharzia – has been present in China for over 2000 years, causing millions of deaths, and destroying families and even entire villages. Caused by flatworms of the genus Schistosoma, the symptoms are extremely unpleasant, ranging from swelling of the abdomen and spleen, to physical underdevelopment and much more besides. Thankfully… Read more »

Health Medicine

Call for Papers- Filling the void: Health systems in fragile and conflict affected states


The Editors of Conflict and Health, in collaboration with the Thematic Working Group on Health Systems on Fragile and Conflict-Affected States (FCAS), would like to invite authors to submit papers presenting research articles, case studies, methodologies and reviews on health systems in FCAS. These will form a Conflict and Health special series on health systems… Read more »


Call for Papers – Invitation to Submit to a special series on the Economics of Breastfeeding

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  International Breastfeeding Journal (IBJ) is accepting submissions for a special series entitled “Economic Aspects of Breastfeeding”, which aims to: Provide economic data to inform policy makers about how breastfeeding leads to savings in health costs and other costs; Produce a series on this topic to raise awareness among the academic and wider community; Highlight… Read more »


Electronic cigarettes, towards evidence-based regulation: call for papers

Tobacco Induced Diseases is inviting submissions for a new thematic series entitled ‘Electronic cigarettes: towards evidence-based regulation’. The series is guest edited by Constantine Vardavas, Harvard School of Public Health, and Maciej Goniewicz, Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Regulating e-cigarettes creates unique challenges. The evaluation of the effect of e-cigarettes on public health require a wide range… Read more »