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Passive Smoking and Breast Cancer Risk among Non-Smoking Women: A Case-Control Study in China

Background The role of passive smoking on breast cancer risk was unclear. This study aimed to evaluate the association between passive smoking and breast cancer risk among Chinese women. Methods/Principal Findings A hospital-based case-control study, including 877 breast cancer cases and 890 controls, frequency-matched by age and residence, was conducted. A structured...

Effects of blood triglycerides on cardiovascular and all-cause mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 61 prospective studies

The relationship of triglycerides (TG) to the risk of death remains uncertain. The aim of this study was to determine the associations between blood triglyceride levels and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) mortality and all-cause mortality. Four databases were searched without language restriction for relevant studies: PubMed, ScienceDirect, EMBASE, and Google Scholar. All...

Dysfunction and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Fracture Victims 50 Months after the Sichuan Earthquake

Background This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a rehabilitation intervention on physical dysfunction (PDF) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in fracture victims 50 months after the Sichuan earthquake of 2008 and to identify risk factors for PTSD. Methods This is a retrospective cohort study. Four hundred and fifty-nine earthquake-related fracture victims...

A novel peptide with potent and broad-spectrum antiviral activities against multiple respiratory viruses

Ho-Chuen Leung Ng Fai Yong-Ping Lin Anna Jin-Xia Zhang Dong-Yan Jin Kwok-YungYuen Bo-Jian Zheng A safe, potent and broad-spectrum antiviral is urgently needed to combat emerging respiratory viruses

ALDH1A1 expression correlates with clinicopathologic features and poor prognosis of breast cancer patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Background Aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 family member A1 (ALDH1A1) has been identified as a putative cancer stem cell (CSC) marker in breast cancer. However, the clinicopathological and prognostic significance of this protein in breast cancer patients remains controversial. Methods This meta-analysis was conducted to address the above issues using 15 publications covering 921 ALDH1A1...

Evolutionary Dynamics and Emergence of Panzootic H5N1 Influenza Viruses

H5N1 Influenza Viruses Dhanasekaran Vijaykrishna Justin Bahl Steven Riley Lian Duan Jin Xia Zhang Honglin Chen J. S. Malik Peiris Gavin J. D. Smith Yi Guan Ron A. M. Fouchier, Erasmus Medical Center