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Featured Supplement: The Vitamin D Paradox in Black Americans: A Systems-based Approach to Investigating Clinical Practice, Research, and Public Health

According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, a paradox exists in which, despite markedly low (or “deficient”) measures of vitamin D status in Black Americans, the incidence of falls, fractures, or osteopenia are significantly lower compared to White American counterparts with similar vitamin D status.

Featured Supplement: Reflections on migrant and refugee health in Malaysia and the ASEAN region

Migrants and refugees face challenges accessing both healthcare and good social determinants of health in Malaysia. Participants at the “Migrant and Refugee Health in Malaysia workshop, Kuala Lumpur, 9-10 November 2017” scoped these challenges within the regional ASEAN context, identifying gaps in knowledge and practical steps forward to improve the evidence base in the Malaysia.

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    Authors: Masahide Usami, Marian Fe Theresa Lomboy, Naoko Satake, Crystal Amiel M. Estrada, Mitsuya Kodama, Ernesto R. Gregorio Jr, Yuriko Suzuki, Ramir B. Uytico, Minerva P. Molon, Ikuhiro Harada, Keita Yamamoto, Kumi Inazaki, Hirokage Ushijima, Cynthia Leynes, Jun Kobayashi, Romeo R. Quizon…

  2. Content type: Meeting Report


    Authors: Hannah Farley, Bruna Rubbo, Zuzanna Bukowy-Bieryllo, Mahmoud Fassad, Myrofora Goutaki, Katharine Harman, Claire Hogg, Claudia E. Kuehni, Susana Lopes, Kim G. Nielsen, Dominic P. Norris, Ana Reula, Nisreen Rumman, Amelia Shoemark, Hannah Wilkins, Agatha Wisse…

  3. Content type: Meeting Report


    Authors: Mesbah Uddin Ahmed, Mario Baquilod, Claudio Deola, Nguyen Dong Tu, Dang Duc Anh, Cindy Grasso, Anu Gautam, Wan Mansor Hamzah, Seng Heng, Sopon Iamsirithaworn, Musal Kadim, S. K. Kar, Mai Le Thi Quynh, Anna Lena Lopez, Julia Lynch, Iqbal Memon…

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