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Featured article & blog: What are the characteristics of patients with Lyme disease in England and Wales?
In this study, John Tulloch et. al. describe the sociodemographics of a population in England and Wales affected by Lyme disease and how patients with the disease are managed within hospitals and the NHS.
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Counties with growing levels of income inequality are more likely to experience mass shootings, suggesting that income inequality fosters an environment of anger and resentment that ultimately leads to violence.
Featured article: The effect of smoke-free legislation on the mortality rate of acute myocardial infarction: a meta-analysis
Smoke-free legislation could significantly reduce acute myocardial infarction mortality rate by 8%, with this reduction more significant in studies with more comprehensive laws, without prior smoke-free bans, with a smaller sample size, at the regional level, and with a location in Europe.
The well-established link between cancer and tobacco may provide a way to help explain possible links between alcohol and cancer, and raise public awareness of alcohol-associated cancer risks.
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- Natalie Pafitis, BioMed Central
- Marie-Victoire Cosson, BioMed Central
- Marc Adams, Arizona State University, USA
- Noriko Cable, University College London, UK
- Summer Hawkins, Boston College, USA
- Jianguang Ji, Lund University, Sweden
- Ariadne Kapetanaki, University of York, UK
- Frances Kay-Lambkin, University of Newcastle, Australia
- Zohra Lassi, University of Adelaide, Australia
- Youcheng Liu, Wayne State University, USA
- Tim Mackey, University of California San Diego, USA
- Carol Maher, University of South Australia, Australia
- Isabelle Niedhammer, INSERM, France
- Mahfuzar Rahman, ICDDRB, Bangladesh
- David Rehkopf, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
- Giovanni Rezza, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Italy
- Richard Rosenkranz, Kansas State University, USA
- David Stieb, Population Studies Division, Health Canada, Canada
- Janice L Thompson, University of Birmingham, UK
- Michelle Turner, University of Ottawa, Canada; CREAL, Spain
- Dianne Stanton Ward, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
- Shankar Viswanathan, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
- Megan Barling, BioMed Central
- Maxine Dillon, BioMed Central
- Kevin Zhu, BioMed Central
Dr. Shankar Viswanathan is an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health. He received his doctoral degree in Biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His methods research focuses on multivariate survival analysis, longitudinal data, and missing data analysis. His applied area focusses on Global Health, Injury Epidemiology, and Chronic Disease Epidemiology. He joined the Editorial Board of BMC Public Health in 2018.
Associate Professor Summer Sherburne Hawkins, PhD, MS, joined the Boston College School of Social Work (BCSSW) faculty in 2012. She is a social epidemiologist with an interest in addressing policy-relevant research questions in maternal and child health. Her research examines the impact of policies on health disparities in parents and children, particularly using methodology that integrates epidemiology and economics. She joined the Editorial Board of BMC Public Health in 2018.
Dr. Lassi, Section Editor of the Global health section, is a Perinatal Epidemiologist working as a NHMRC Public Health and Health Services Fellow at the University of Adelaide. Her research work has primarily focused on maternal, child and adolescent health and nutrition issues particularly in marginalised and low resource settings. She joined the Editorial Board of BMC Public Health in April of 2019.
Associate Professor Jianguang Ji, Section Editor of the Chronic disease epidemiology section, is a Senior Research Fellow in Medical Epidemiology at Lund University. His research has a strong focus on the influence of genetic and environmental factors on chronic diseases, with a main focus on cancer incidence and mortality.
Dr. Noriko Cable, Section Editor of the Mental health section, is a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London. She works on social relationships, alcohol use and mental health from childhood to late adulthood as well as cross-national examinations of mental health.