Journal of Health and Environmental Research

Volume 6, Issue 3, September 2020

  • Ethnobotanical Research on the Knowledge of Vernonia amygdalina Leaves in the Treatment of Liver Diseases in South Benin

    Adjouavi Yvette Deguenon, Bernadin Manou Elegbede, Théodore Soussia, Kissao Gnandi, Patrick Aleodjrodo Edorh, Guillaume Koffivi Ketoh

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 3, September 2020
    Pages: 44-50
    Received: May 20, 2020
    Accepted: Jun. 01, 2020
    Published: Jun. 09, 2020
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    Abstract: Most of the inhabitants of South Benin use medicinal plants to treat various pathologies. Several research studies have cited Vernonia amygdalina as a hepatoprotective medicinal plant. The objective of this work is to list the medicinal plants made available to the population to treat liver diseases by herbalists and to verify their level of knowle... Show More
  • Contaminants of Domestic Rural Spring Water Sources in Bushenyi-Ishaka Municipality, Western Uganda

    Solomon Adomi Mbina, Galimaka Wilson, Ejike Daniel Eze, Theophilus Pius, Ssebuufu Robinson, Adam Moyosore Afodun, Iliya Ezekiel

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 3, September 2020
    Pages: 51-60
    Received: May 28, 2020
    Accepted: Jun. 15, 2020
    Published: Jul. 04, 2020
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    Abstract: Globally, water-borne diseases have continued to challenge the health conditions of both developed and developing countries. In Uganda, most water-borne diseases are known to be the leading causes of serious health burden among the inhabitants. The study objectives were to characterize microscopic isolates using biochemical tests as well as identif... Show More
  • Tobacco Cessation – as We Want It: An Interview Study with Young People

    Ingrid Edvardsson Aurin, Katarina Haraldsson, Lena Lendahls

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 3, September 2020
    Pages: 61-67
    Received: Jun. 05, 2020
    Accepted: Jun. 18, 2020
    Published: Jul. 04, 2020
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    Abstract: Background: Smoking is still common among teenagers and young adults, and about every third young smoker states that he/she wants to quit smoking. There are no obvious evidence-based methods for tobacco cessation for young adults, and therefore, the same methods are used for adolescents and adults. The aim was to study adolescents’ and young adult’... Show More
  • Parents’ Practices and Barriers in Reducing Aflatoxins Contamination in Complementary Foods for Children in Central Regions of Tanzania

    Selestin Joseph Ngoma, Bendantukuka Tiisekwa, Agatha Fabian Ngowi, Secilia Kapalata Ngwashemi, Leonard Kamanga Katalambula

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 3, September 2020
    Pages: 68-78
    Received: May 20, 2020
    Accepted: Jun. 15, 2020
    Published: Jul. 06, 2020
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    Abstract: Contamination of complementary foods by aflatoxin is a serious public health threat that requires attention to ensure that proper actions are taken to limit its health effects. A cross-sectional study was conducted to assess parents’ practices and barriers associated with reducing aflatoxins contamination in complementary foods among parents with c... Show More
  • New Insight into Partial Denitrification (PD)-based Anammox Process and Potential Engineering Application: A Review

    Fahmi Bahtiar, Xingxing Zhang, Yuguang Wang, Chaochao Wang, Yunkang Xia, Peng Wu, Lezhong Xu

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 3, September 2020
    Pages: 79-86
    Received: Jul. 16, 2020
    Accepted: Jul. 29, 2020
    Published: Aug. 04, 2020
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    Abstract: Recently reported partial denitrification (PD, NO3--N → NO2--N) has attracted extensive attention as a novel promising alternative for anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox)-based process. Flexible and stable nitrite (NO2--N) supply via PD provides substantial electron acceptors for sustainable and economic anammox wastewater treatment with simple ... Show More
  • A Review of Heat Therapy in African Traditional Medicine

    Nwokeke Chinyere Celine, Igwillo Ugochukwu Clifford

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 3, September 2020
    Pages: 87-92
    Received: Jul. 22, 2020
    Accepted: Aug. 03, 2020
    Published: Aug. 20, 2020
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    Abstract: Heat therapy – also known as thermotherapy or thermal therapy – is the transfer of heat or thermal energy in and out of the human body especially at the joints, using towels, ice packs, wax, hot/warm water, steam, etc within a given temperature range. The objective is the expansion of blood capillaries and increased blood flow to the affected area ... Show More
  • Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic on Air Quality Index (AQI) During Partial Lockdown in Karachi Pakistan

    Akhtar Shareef, Durdana Rais Hashmi

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 3, September 2020
    Pages: 93-97
    Received: Jul. 17, 2020
    Accepted: Jul. 31, 2020
    Published: Aug. 27, 2020
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    Abstract: A novel infectious disease (COVID-19) was identified in the late months of 2019, with human to human transmission, and rapidly spread in the world, which now has turned into a global pandemic. The coronavirus (COVID-19) is extremely threatening world public health problem. Up-till now, more than 200 countries and states had been affected by this pa... Show More
  • Determinants of Delay in First Prenatal Consultation at Hospital Environment in Kimpese Health Zone in Democratic Republic of Congo: Cross-sectional Study

    Likongo Botawaosenge Ted, Nkodila Natuhoyila Aliocha, Lukanu Ngwala Philippe, Matondo Batumanitu Joel, Mbungu Mwimba Roger

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 3, September 2020
    Pages: 98-103
    Received: Jul. 17, 2020
    Accepted: Jul. 28, 2020
    Published: Sep. 19, 2020
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    Abstract: Context and aims: knowledge of determinants of delay in prenatal consultations is essential if we want to reduce maternal and infant mortality. The aims of this study is to determine the factors determining the delay in the first prenatal consultation (PNC 1) in a hospital setting in the Kimpese Health Zone. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional ... Show More