BACKGROUND Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) accounts for two million deaths worldwide annually. In those hospitalised with SAM, concomitant infections and diarrhoea are frequent complications resulting in adverse outcome. We examined the clinical and laboratory features on admission and outcome of children with SAM and diarrhoea at a Kenyan district… (More)
This paper provides a brief description of the interactive film <i>Crossed Lines</i>.
As befits an emerging field of enquiry, there is on-going discussion about the scope, role and future of the medical humanities. One relatively recent contribution to this debate proposes a differentiation of the field into two distinct terrains, 'medical humanities' and 'health humanities,' and calls for a supersession of the former by the latter. In this… (More)
Despite multiple axes of variation in defining wellbeing, the paper argues for the dominance of a 'components approach' in current research and practice. This approach builds on a well-established tradition within the social sciences of attending to categories whether for their identification, their value or their meanings and political resonance. The paper… (More)
For the case of people desire to find the previously-seen painting but only have vague memory of the painting, we designed and built a mobile phone application to enable people to search for paintings by drawing rough color sketches. Three-phase memory studies -- with 15-minute delay, 1-week delay and 1-month delay -were conducted to explore if people could… (More)
Polymorphisms of the haptoglobin (HP) gene and deletions in alpha-globin gene (alpha-thalassaemia) are common in malaria-endemic Africa. The same region also has high incidence rates for childhood acute seizures. The haptoglobin HP2-2 genotype has been associated with idiopathic generalized epilepsies and altered iron metabolism in children with… (More)
The pursuit of subjective well-being has become an important object of policy and personal action, which within geography has been engaged largely by those with an interest in health. But to date, geography has given little attention to the ways in which subjective well-being changes and in particular, the ways in which it may be understood as both stable… (More)
Although many researchers have studied the user behavior of using text-based information search engine, less is known about search pattern for mobile content-based image search. We developed a Query-by-Drawing (QbD) mobile application, and conducted a user study on it to explore the search behavior of painting search by drawing on the touchscreen phone.… (More)