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August 2016

Volume 2 Issue 2

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Review Article

Bovine Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacteria in Animals in Ethiopia: A Systematic Review

Rea Tschopp*, Abraham Aseffa

Bovine tuberculosis (BTB) is endemic in Ethiopian livestock. Disease prevalence varies greatly by species, geography, husbandry system and diagnostic methods used. A substantial body of work has been done on BTB prevalence in Ethiopia over the last decade, the true burden of BTB however, is still largely unknown. This review highlighted gaps and weakness in BTB diagnostics and the urgent need to standardize/harmonize testing methods.

 

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Research Article
Betel Nut Consumption in Yap, Federated States of Micronesia: Early Age Introduction and Routine Practice

Mawuli Nyaku, Ashley Tippins, Rosemary B Duda*

Betel nut (BN), the fruit from the palm Areca catechu, is the fourth most commonly used psychoactive drug worldwide. BN’s harmful effects include an increased risk of oral and upper aerodigestive cancers. Current BN consumption, preparation, age of use and health attitudes among the Yapese population, which has a strong cultural tie to BN was assessed. Surveys were conducted by trained Public Health staff during the Fall 2014, using a standardized instrument.

 

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Editorial article
Chemoprevention of Cancer: Quench Inflammation

Ashok K. Vijh*

Perhaps the most dreaded disease of old age is cancer: actually, it is a family of diseases that can attack various organs and cancer of a particular organ can manifest itself in multiple forms. A number of genetic changes can cause cells to become cancerous. Predicting those changes and who will get them is incredibly difficult. 

 

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Editorial
Narcissism among Medical Students: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Mustafa Afifi, MBChB, MM, DrPH, MHPE*

The importance of empathy as a crucial component of the physician- patient relationship could not be denied. Empathy is important for both diagnosis and patient care Empathy is important for the physician as well as his patient simply because it is protective against physician burnout. Therefore many studies were published on investigating empathy among medical students or teaching them empathy.

 

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