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Table of Contents: May 2014

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Chalmers and Glasziou previously estimated that US $100 billion are wasted each year because of poor design, poor reporting, and selective non-publication of research. (Chalmers I, Glasziou P (2009) Avoidable waste in the production and reporting of research evidence. Lancet 374: 86-89). In a guest editorial, Paul Glasziou discusses the further waste incurred in medical research by restrictions on post-publication access.

Editorial

Perspective

Health in Action

Communicating and Monitoring Surveillance and Response Activities for Malaria Elimination: China's “1-3-7” Strategy

Jun Cao, Hugh J. W. Sturrock, Chris Cotter, Shuisen Zhou, Huayun Zhou, Yaobao Liu, Linhua Tang, Roly D. Gosling, Richard G. A. Feachem, Qi Gao

Policy Forums

Collection Review

Research Articles

Barriers to Provider-Initiated Testing and Counselling for Children in a High HIV Prevalence Setting: A Mixed Methods Study

Katharina Kranzer, Jamilah Meghji, Tsitsi Bandason, Ethel Dauya, Stanley Mungofa, Joanna Busza, Karin Hatzold, Khameer Kidia, Hilda Mujuru, Rashida A. Ferrand

Improving the Quality of Adult Mortality Data Collected in Demographic Surveys: Validation Study of a New Siblings' Survival Questionnaire in Niakhar, Senegal

Stéphane Helleringer, Gilles Pison, Bruno Masquelier, Almamy Malick Kanté, Laetitia Douillot, Géraldine Duthé, Cheikh Sokhna, Valérie Delaunay

Gene-Lifestyle Interaction and Type 2 Diabetes: The EPIC InterAct Case-Cohort Study

Claudia Langenberg, Stephen J. Sharp, Paul W. Franks, Robert A. Scott, Panos Deloukas, Nita G. Forouhi, Philippe Froguel, Leif C. Groop, Torben Hansen, Luigi Palla, Oluf Pedersen, Matthias B. Schulze, Maria-Jose Tormo, Eleanor Wheeler, Claudia Agnoli, Larraitz Arriola, Aurelio Barricarte, Heiner Boeing, Geraldine M. Clarke, Françoise Clavel-Chapelon, Eric J. Duell, Guy Fagherazzi, Rudolf Kaaks, Nicola D. Kerrison, Timothy J. Key, Kay Tee Khaw, Janine Kröger, Martin Lajous, Andrew P. Morris, Carmen Navarro, Peter M. Nilsson, Kim Overvad, Domenico Palli, Salvatore Panico, J. Ramón Quirós, Olov Rolandsson, Carlotta Sacerdote, María-José Sánchez, Nadia Slimani, Annemieke M. W. Spijkerman, Rosario Tumino, Daphne L. van der A, Yvonne T. van der Schouw, Inês Barroso, Mark I. McCarthy, Elio Riboli, Nicholas J. Wareham

Methods for Specifying the Target Difference in a Randomised Controlled Trial: The Difference ELicitation in TriAls (DELTA) Systematic Review

Jenni Hislop, Temitope E. Adewuyi, Luke D. Vale, Kirsten Harrild, Cynthia Fraser, Tara Gurung, Douglas G. Altman, Andrew H. Briggs, Peter Fayers, Craig R. Ramsay, John D. Norrie, Ian M. Harvey, Brian Buckley, Jonathan A. Cook , for the DELTA group

Yellow Fever in Africa: Estimating the Burden of Disease and Impact of Mass Vaccination from Outbreak and Serological Data

Tini Garske, Maria D. Van Kerkhove, Sergio Yactayo, Olivier Ronveaux, Rosamund F. Lewis, J. Erin Staples, William Perea, Neil M. Ferguson , for the Yellow Fever Expert Committee

Fecal Contamination of Drinking-Water in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Robert Bain, Ryan Cronk, Jim Wright, Hong Yang, Tom Slaymaker, Jamie Bartram