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Stalled decline in infant mortality among Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip since 2006

this project. Author Contributions Conceptualization: Maartje M. van den Berg, Ali Khader. Data curation: Wafa'a Zeidan, Mariam Abd El-Kader. Formal analysis: Maartje M. van den Berg, Wafa'a Zeidan ... , Akihiro Seita. Validation: Silvia Pivetta. Visualization: Maartje M. van den Berg. Writing ± original draft: Maartje M. van den Berg. Writing ± review & editing: Ali Khader, Silvia Pivetta, Akihiro Seita

Increasing Neonatal Mortality among Palestine Refugees in the Gaza Strip

Background The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has periodically estimated infant mortality rates among Palestine refugees in Gaza. These surveys have recorded a decline from 127 per 1000 live births in 1960 to 20.2 in 2008. Methods We used the same preceding-birth technique as in previous surveys. All multiparous mothers who...

The role of a probiotics mixture in the treatment of childhood constipation: a pilot study

Background Inconsistent data exist about the efficacy of probiotics in the treatment of constipation. Several studies in adults with constipation showed positive effects of probiotics on constipation. Inconsistent data exist regarding the effect of a single probiotic strain in constipated children. The aim of this pilot study was to determine the effect of a mixture of probiotics...