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Systematic review of school tobacco prevention programs in African countries from 2000 to 2016

and Welfare of the Government of Japan (2016±2017) Author Contributions Conceptualization: Akihiro Nishio, Junko Saito, Sachi Tomokawa, Jun Kobayashi, Yuka Makino, Takeshi Akiyama. Data curation ... & editing: Akihiro Nishio, Junko Saito, Sachi Tomokawa, Mayumi Yamamoto. 13 / 16 14 / 16 15 / 16 1. American Cancer Society. Cancer facts and figures . 2005 . Available from:

Comprehensive characterization of genes associated with the TP53 signal transduction pathway in various tumors

The TP53 signal transduction pathway is an attractive target for cancer treatments. In this study, we conducted a comprehensive molecular evaluation of 907 patients with cancer in Japan to identify genomic alterations in the TP53 pathway. TP53 mutations were frequently detected in many cancers, except melanoma, thymic tumors, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, and renal cancers...

‘Only Fathers Smoking’ Contributes the Most to Socioeconomic Inequalities: Changes in Socioeconomic Inequalities in Infants’ Exposure to Second Hand Smoke over Time in Japan

Background Exposure to second hand smoke (SHS) is one of the major causes of premature death and disease among children. While socioeconomic inequalities exist for adult smoking, such evidence is limited for SHS exposure in children. Thus, this study examined changes over time in socioeconomic inequalities in infants’ SHS exposure in Japan. Methods This is a repeated cross...

Seroprevalence of Coxiella burnetii in Stray Cats in Central Anatolia

Coxiella burnetii causes Q fever (Coxiellosis) in humans and animals worldwide. The present study was carried out to determine the seroprevalence of Q fever among stray cats in 3 providences (Ankara, Niğde, and Kayseri) in Central Anatolia, Turkey. A total of 143 sera from stray cats were examined for the presence of IgG against C. burnetii phase II antigen by indirect...

Development of an efficient strategy to improve HPV immunization coverage in Japan

Background In Japan, new HPV immunizations have dropped dramatically after repeated adverse media reports and a June 2013 temporary suspension of the government’s recommendation for the vaccine. The aim of the present study was to develop an efficient strategy to improve HPV immunization coverage across Japan. Methods We conducted an internet survey in Japan of mothers of 12–16...