Spotlight on May issue of Transactions

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Friday, 27 May 2016

The May issue of Transactions is now available online and includes two freely available papers:

An Editorial by Ranjit Unnikrishnan and Editorial Board member Viswanathan Mohan on diabetes in the tropics: prevalent, increasing and a major public health problem;

A sytematic review paper by Stephanie Lin and G.J Melendez-Torrez of risk factors for nonadherence to TB treatment in immigrant populations; this paper emphasizes the correlation between adherence and and age, immigration status and social risk factors. Unknown or undocumented immigration status was identifies as the main risk factor correlated with nonadherence.

What else is in this issue?

This issue features a commissioned commentary by Duncan Mara entitled Shared sanitation: to include or to exclude?; this paper is a commentary on a 2015 Transactions paper by Heijnen and colleagues on Neighbour-shared versus communal latrines in urban slums: a cross-sectional study in Orissa, India exploring household demographics, accessibility, privacy, use and cleanliness. It also includes six original research articles on leishmania, malaria, Rickettsia and more.

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