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The Japanese guidelines for gastric cancer screening.
BACKGROUND Gastric cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer in Japan. In 2004, there were 50 562 deaths from gastric cancer; they accounted for 15.8% of the total number of cancer deaths.Expand
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Coffee consumption and mortality due to all causes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer in Japanese women.
Coffee contains various compounds that have recently been reported to exert beneficial health effects. However, the conclusion of its relation with mortality has not yet been reached. In this study,Expand
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Cancer patients on Twitter: a novel patient community on social media
BackgroundPatients increasingly turn to the Internet for information on medical conditions, including clinical news and treatment options. In recent years, an online patient community has arisenExpand
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Chronic Physical Conditions and Their Association With First Onset of Suicidal Behavior in the World Mental Health Surveys
Objective: To investigate the association of a range of temporally prior physical conditions with the subsequent first onset of suicidal ideation, plans, and attempts in large, general population,Expand
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Factors associated with unintended pregnancy in Yamagata, Japan.
Data on unintended pregnancy are scarce in Japan. The purpose of this study is to examine the association of sociodemographic, reproductive, and other health behavioral factors with unintendedExpand
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Drop out from out-patient mental healthcare in the World Health Organization's World Mental Health Survey initiative.
BACKGROUND Previous community surveys of the drop out from mental health treatment have been carried out only in the USA and Canada. AIMS To explore mental health treatment drop out in the WorldExpand
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Personality and the risk of cancer.
BACKGROUND The role of personality in the causation of cancer has been controversial. We examined this question in a large, prospective study. METHODS From June through August 1990, 30 277Expand
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Passive smoking at home and cancer risk: a population-based prospective study in Japanese nonsmoking women
AbstractObjectives: To investigate the relationship between passive smoking at home and the incidence of various cancers in a population-based prospective study. Methods: The subjects were 9675Expand
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Coffee consumption and the risk of oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal cancers in Japan: the Miyagi Cohort Study.
An inverse association between coffee consumption and the risk of oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal cancers has been suggested in case-control studies, but few results from prospective studies areExpand
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Walking and mortality in Japan: the Miyagi Cohort Study.
BACKGROUND Although many studies in western populations demonstrated that time spent walking was associated with a reduced risk of all-cause mortality, data on Japanese has been sparse. METHODS InExpand
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