Journal of
Public Health and Epidemiology

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Health Epidemiol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2316
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPHE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 607

Table of Content: May 2016; 8(5)

May 2016

Autism, genetics, and inbreeding: An evolutionary view

Recently there have been increased reports of autism, yet the disease is not contagious. Since it is not catching, there must be other forces at work that somehow create or pass on the autistic symptoms. DNA reports show that deviations in the genetic code due to ancient inbreeding can follow a human line for generations. Studies show that inbreeding was widespread until a few hundred years ago and is continued today,...

Author(s): Alex S. Prayson

May 2016

Breast cancer knowledge and screening practices among female secondary schools teachers in an urban local government area, Ibadan, Nigeria

Breast cancer a major public health challenge is often associated with high morbidity which often times is not unconnected with poor knowledge and screening practices. Teachers who are seen as role model are the key stakeholders in prevention of breast cancer (BC). However their knowledge and screening practices have not been fully explored. Therefore this study was designed to investigate knowledge of breast cancer and...

Author(s): Ojewusi Ayoola A. and Arulogun Oyedunni S.

May 2016

Which suicides increase during the economic crisis? A commentary and a proposal

Both suicide and economic crisis as terms are defined differently in scientific studies. Suicides before the crisis have several causes, and the proportion of such suicides during a crisis is unknown. Calculating these suicides as part of the purported economic crisis induced suicides may exaggerate the increase in the suicide rate. Suicide statistics is not reliable in all countries. Several years may pass before the...

Author(s): John E. Berg

May 2016

Prevalence of neonatal jaundice in Eku Baptist Community Hospital in Delta State Nigeria

The prevalence of neonatal jaundice among newborn babies in Eku Baptist Community Hospital in Delta State was studied between January 2007 and May 2013. A total of 2,509 neonatal case folders were reviewed to determine the prevalence, pattern of occurrence, and associated risk factors of neonatal jaundice among the newborn babies aged between 1 and 28 days. Neonatal jaundice accounted for a total prevalence of 52. 6 in...

Author(s): Kolawole S. E., Obueh H. O. and Okandeji-Barry O. R.