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Effect of Lifestyle-Focused Text Messaging on Risk Factor Modification in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
TLDR
Among patients with coronary heart disease, the use of a lifestyle-focused text messaging service compared with usual care resulted in a modest improvement in LDL-C level and greater improvement in other cardiovascular disease risk factors.
Task Shifting for Non-Communicable Disease Management in Low and Middle Income Countries – A Systematic Review
TLDR
Task-shifting from physicians to NPHWs, if accompanied by health system re-structuring is a potentially effective and affordable strategy for improving access to healthcare for NCDs.
A systematic review of the effectiveness of food taxes and subsidies to improve diets: understanding the recent evidence.
TLDR
Taxes and subsidies are likely to be an effective intervention to improve consumption patterns associated with obesity and chronic disease, with evidence showing a consistent effect on consumption across a range of tax rates emerging.
Global inequalities in access to cardiovascular health care: our greatest challenge.
How can we achieve global equity in provision of renal replacement therapy?
TLDR
Developing locally appropriate transplant programmes, effective use of nongovernmental sources of funding, service planning and cost containment, use of generic drugs and local manufacture of dialysis consumables have the potential to make life-saving renal replacement therapy available to many more in need.
Feasibility, acceptability and cost of home‐based HIV testing in rural Kenya
Objective  To demonstrate the feasibility, acceptability and cost of home‐based HIV testing and to examine the applicability of the model to high HIV prevalence settings.
The burden of cancer in member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
TLDR
Cancer rates in ASEAN are expected to increase with ageing of populations and changes in lifestyles associated with economic development, so member countries are strongly encouraged to put in place cancer-control health care policies, focussed on strengthening the health systems to cope with projected increases in cancer prevention, treatment and management needs.
Comprehensive care and HIV prophylaxis after sexual assault in rural South Africa: the Refentse intervention study
TLDR
There were considerable improvements in clinical history and examination, pregnancy testing, emergency contraception, prophylaxis for sexually transmitted infections; HIV counselling and testing, PEP, trauma counselling, and referrals; and service utilisation after the intervention.
An holistic economic evaluation of an Aboriginal community-controlled midwifery programme in Western Sydney
TLDR
The outcomes examined in this study were broader than those used in conventional forms of economic evaluation and this enabled identification and analysis of more diverse sources of value from this programme.
The effect of fiscal policy on diet, obesity and chronic disease: a systematic review.
TLDR
Food taxes and subsidies have the potential to contribute to healthy consumption patterns at the population level, however, current evidence is generally of low quality and the empirical evaluation of existing taxes is a research priority.
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