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  1. Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries are currently experiencing one of the most rapid epidemiological transitions characterized by increasing urbanization and changing lifestyle factors. This has resulted in an...

    Authors: Rhonda BeLue, Titilayo A Okoror, Juliet Iwelunmor, Kelly D Taylor, Arnold N Degboe, Charles Agyemang and Gbenga Ogedegbe

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2009 5:10

    Content type: Review

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  2. Africa is facing a rapidly growing chronic non-communicable disease burden whilst at the same time experiencing continual high rates of infectious disease. It is well known that some infections increase the ri...

    Authors: Fiona Young, Julia A Critchley, Lucy K Johnstone and Nigel C Unwin

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2009 5:9

    Content type: Review

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  3. With improved accessibility to life-prolonging antiretroviral therapy, the treatment and care requirements of people living with HIV and AIDS resembles that of more established chronic diseases. As an increasi...

    Authors: Morten Skovdal and Vincent O Ogutu

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2009 5:8

    Content type: Research

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  4. Most European countries are ethnically and culturally diverse. Globally, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death. The major risk factors for CVD have been well established. This picture hold...

    Authors: Charles Agyemang, Juliet Addo, Raj Bhopal, Ama de Graft Aikins and Karien Stronks

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2009 5:7

    Content type: Review

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  5. In 1988 South Korea opened its cigarette market to foreign companies under the threat of US trade sanctions. Despite strong social stigma against female smoking in South Korea, and restrictions on tobacco mark...

    Authors: Kelley Lee, Carrie Carpenter, Chaitanya Challa, Sungkyu Lee, Gregory N Connolly and Howard K Koh

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2009 5:2

    Content type: Research

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  6. In a recent issue of Globalization and Health, Yu et al. examine the impact of HIV/AIDS programs on health care systems. This editorial considers their position and confirms that the former actually supports t...

    Authors: Gorik Ooms

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2008 4:11

    Content type: Commentary

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  7. There is increasing debate about whether the scaled-up investment in HIV/AIDS programs is strengthening or weakening the fragile health systems of many developing countries. This article examines and assesses ...

    Authors: Dongbao Yu, Yves Souteyrand, Mazuwa A Banda, Joan Kaufman and Joseph H Perriëns

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2008 4:8

    Content type: Debate

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  8. Dental caries remains the most common disease worldwide and the use of fluoride toothpaste is a most effective preventive public health measure to prevent it. Changes in diets following globalization contribut...

    Authors: Ann S Goldman, Robert Yee, Christopher J Holmgren and Habib Benzian

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2008 4:7

    Content type: Research

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  9. The potentially destructive polarisation between 'vertical' financing (aiming for disease-specific results) and 'horizontal' financing (aiming for improved health systems) of health services in developing coun...

    Authors: Gorik Ooms, Wim Van Damme, Brook K Baker, Paul Zeitz and Ted Schrecker

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2008 4:6

    Content type: Debate

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  10. As China is undergoing dramatic development, it is also experiencing major societal changes, including an emerging obesity epidemic, with the prevalence of overweight and obesity doubling in the past decade. H...

    Authors: Eric L Ding and Vasanti S Malik

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2008 4:4

    Content type: Review

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  11. The global tobacco epidemic claims 5 million lives each year, facilitated by the ability of transnational tobacco companies to delay or thwart meaningful tobacco control worldwide. A series of cross-company to...

    Authors: Patricia A McDaniel, Gina Intinarelli and Ruth E Malone

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2008 4:2

    Content type: Research

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  12. To assess whether a banking system crisis increases short-term population cardiovascular mortality rates.

    Authors: David Stuckler, Christopher M Meissner and Lawrence P King

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2008 4:1

    Content type: Research

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  13. Following the demise of Jordan's King Hussein bin Talal to cancer in 1999, the country's Al-Amal Center was transformed from a poorly perceived and ineffectual cancer care institution into a Western-style comp...

    Authors: Jeffrey L Moe, Gregory Pappas and Andrew Murray

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2007 3:11

    Content type: Research

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  14. This article centers around a proposal outlining how research universities could leverage their intellectual property to help close the access gap for health innovations in poor countries. A recent deal betwee...

    Authors: Samantha Chaifetz, Dave A Chokshi, Rahul Rajkumar, David Scales and Yochai Benkler

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2007 3:1

    Content type: Debate

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  15. The medical "brain drain" has been described as rich countries "looting" doctors and nurses from developing countries undermining their health systems and public health. However this "brain-drain" might also b...

    Authors: Richard Record and Abdu Mohiddin

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2006 2:12

    Content type: Debate

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  16. Developed countries had high obesity rates before the problem was taken seriously and hence the genesis must be seen in retrospect. Developing countries offer a clear view of causal factors but also opportunit...

    Authors: Kelly D Brownell and Derek Yach

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2006 2:11

    Content type: Editorial

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  17. Antimicrobial resistance is an under-appreciated threat to public health in nations around the globe. With globalization booming, it is important to understand international patterns of resistance. If countrie...

    Authors: Ruifang Zhang, Karen Eggleston, Vincent Rotimi and Richard J Zeckhauser

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2006 2:6

    Content type: Research

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  18. In a "nutrition transition", the consumption of foods high in fats and sweeteners is increasing throughout the developing world. The transition, implicated in the rapid rise of obesity and diet-related chronic...

    Authors: Corinna Hawkes

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2006 2:4

    Content type: Review

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  19. Rampant disease in poor countries impedes development and contributes to growing North-South disparities; however, leading international medical journals underreport on health research priorities for developin...

    Authors: Bernard Lown and Amitava Banerjee

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2006 2:3

    Content type: Research

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  20. There are acute disparities in pharmaceutical access between developing and industrialized countries. Developing countries make up approximately 80% of the world's population but only represent approximately 2...

    Authors: JC Cohen, M Gyansa-Lutterodt, K Torpey, LC Esmail and G Kurokawa

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2005 1:17

    Content type: Short report

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  21. The health information needs of developing countries increasingly include population-based estimates determined by biological and physiological measures. Collection of data on these biomarkers requires careful...

    Authors: Gregory Pappas and Adnan A Hyder

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2005 1:16

    Content type: Debate

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  22. On 1 January 2005, a controversial trade agreement entered into force between Australia and the United States. Though heralded by the parties as facilitating the removal of barriers to free trade (in ways not ...

    Authors: Thomas Faunce, Evan Doran, David Henry, Peter Drahos, Andrew Searles, Brita Pekarsky and Warwick Neville

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2005 1:15

    Content type: Debate

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