Journal of Health and Environmental Research

Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2020

  • Spatiotemporal Analysis of Weather Effects on COVID-19 Pandemic Transmissions in Select US Counties

    Zhenkun Tian, Chuixiang Yi, Yingying Fu, Jacqueline Singer, Qin Zhang

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2020
    Pages: 104-113
    Received: 6 September 2020
    Accepted: 29 September 2020
    Published: 17 October 2020
    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has become a global crisis with enormous uncertainty. This study aims to explore what role weather plays in pandemic transmission. We hypothesize that weather conditions (temperature, wind speed, and precipitation) significantly influence the transmissibility of the disease and the number of infected people. We tested this hyp... Show More
  • Study of Spatial Distribution of Potentially Toxic Elements in a Nature Reserve in Langata Ecosystem

    Samwel Boaz Otieno, Emmanuel Ngumbi, Christine Odhiambo-Nyan’gaya, Jagi Gakunju

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2020
    Pages: 114-118
    Received: 21 July 2020
    Accepted: 7 October 2020
    Published: 9 November 2020
    Abstract: Introduction: Study of Spatial distribution trends of potentially toxic trace (PTE) element pollution in Nature Reserves in Kenya soil has not been fully done. Pollution from potentially toxic trace elements (PTEs) suspected to be widespread in many parts of Kenya including Nature reserves. This is concidered a threat to wild animals and human heal... Show More
  • Effects of School-based Smoking Prevention Education by Physician After Eight Years: A School Randomized Controlled Trial

    Endo Masamitsu, Iwaki Norio, Fukuda Tamutsu, Yoshida Kenji, Nomura Hideki, Kido Teruhiko, Takahashi Yuko, Ikeda Michiko, Nakashima Motoko, Morita Masato, Douniwa Kenichi, Kita Toshiyuki

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2020
    Pages: 119-127
    Received: 12 November 2020
    Accepted: 30 November 2020
    Published: 8 December 2020
    Abstract: Numerous studies have examined whether school-based smoking prevention education for minors reduces smoking rates, but consensus has not been established. Moreover, there are few reports about non-smoking classes offered by physicians with long-term results. Volunteer doctors have provided tobacco prevention classes in Kanazawa, Japan since 1998. T... Show More
  • Readiness of Primary Health Care Diagnostic Laboratory Services to Support UHC Programme in Kenya: A Case Study of Three Counties

    Mburu Samuel, Mutuku Irene, Kimani Kenny

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2020
    Pages: 128-142
    Received: 3 December 2020
    Accepted: 15 December 2020
    Published: 22 December 2020
    Abstract: Medical diagnostic laboratories have always played a significant role in determining clinical decisions. Given that laboratory diagnosis accounts for up to 70% of all medical decisions, reliable laboratory services is therefore critical to basic clinical care and universal healthcare coverage (UHC) programme. Apparently, a pilot UHC programme in fo... Show More