Table of Contents: June 2015

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Although mental health and substance-use disorders affect as many as 700 million people and account for nearly a quarter of all years lived with disability, the global response has been limited, as Chunling Lu and colleagues discuss in an essay that opened the June 2015 issue of PLOS Medicine. The journal concludes the month with a Guest Editorial by Alex Tsai and Mark Tomlinson, advocating a prominent place for mental health in the post-2015 development agenda.



The Potential for Reducing the Number of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Doses While Sustaining Herd Immunity in High-Income Countries

Stefan Flasche, Albert Jan Van Hoek, David Goldblatt, W. John Edmunds, Katherine L. O’Brien, J. Anthony G. Scott, Elizabeth Miller


Policy Forums

Maximizing the Impact of Training Initiatives for Health Professionals in Low-Income Countries: Frameworks, Challenges, and Best Practices

Corrado Cancedda, Paul E. Farmer, Vanessa Kerry, Tej Nuthulaganti, Kirstin W. Scott, Eric Goosby, Agnes Binagwaho

Assessing Development Assistance for Mental Health in Developing Countries: 2007–2013

Barnabas J. Gilbert, Vikram Patel, Paul E. Farmer, Chunling Lu

Collection Review

Research Articles

The Mistreatment of Women during Childbirth in Health Facilities Globally: A Mixed-Methods Systematic Review

Meghan A. Bohren, Joshua P. Vogel, Erin C. Hunter, Olha Lutsiv, Suprita K. Makh, João Paulo Souza, Carolina Aguiar, Fernando Saraiva Coneglian, Alex Luíz Araújo Diniz, Özge Tunçalp, Dena Javadi, Olufemi T. Oladapo, Rajat Khosla, Michelle J. Hindin, A. Metin Gülmezoglu

Transmission of Multidrug-Resistant and Drug-Susceptible Tuberculosis within Households: A Prospective Cohort Study

Louis Grandjean, Robert H. Gilman, Laura Martin, Esther Soto, Beatriz Castro, Sonia Lopez, Jorge Coronel, Edith Castillo, Valentina Alarcon, Virginia Lopez, Angela San Miguel, Neyda Quispe, Luis Asencios, Christopher Dye, David A. J. Moore

Associations between Potentially Modifiable Risk Factors and Alzheimer Disease: A Mendelian Randomization Study

Søren D. Østergaard, Shubhabrata Mukherjee, Stephen J. Sharp, Petroula Proitsi, Luca A. Lotta, Felix Day, John R. B. Perry, Kevin L. Boehme, Stefan Walter, John S. Kauwe, Laura E. Gibbons, Eric B. Larson, John F. Powell, Claudia Langenberg, Paul K. Crane, Nicholas J. Wareham, Robert A. Scott , Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Consortium, The GERAD1 Consortium, EPIC-InterAct Consortium

Efficacy of Handwashing with Soap and Nail Clipping on Intestinal Parasitic Infections in School-Aged Children: A Factorial Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

Mahmud Abdulkader Mahmud, Mark Spigt, Afework Mulugeta Bezabih, Ignacio Lopez Pavon, Geert-Jan Dinant, Roman Blanco Velasco

Shifts in the Antibiotic Susceptibility, Serogroups, and Clonal Complexes of Neisseria meningitidis in Shanghai, China: A Time Trend Analysis of the Pre-Quinolone and Quinolone Eras

Mingliang Chen, Qinglan Guo, Ye Wang, Ying Zou, Gangyi Wang, Xi Zhang, Xiaogang Xu, Miao Zhao, Fupin Hu, Di Qu, Min Chen, Minggui Wang

Effects of Hormone Therapy on Cognition and Mood in Recently Postmenopausal Women: Findings from the Randomized, Controlled KEEPS–Cognitive and Affective Study

Carey E. Gleason, N. Maritza Dowling, Whitney Wharton, JoAnn E. Manson, Virginia M. Miller, Craig S. Atwood, Eliot A. Brinton, Marcelle I. Cedars, Rogerio A. Lobo, George R. Merriam, Genevieve Neal-Perry, Nanette F. Santoro, Hugh S. Taylor, Dennis M. Black, Matthew J. Budoff, Howard N. Hodis, Frederick Naftolin, S. Mitchell Harman, Sanjay Asthana

Exposure to Second-Hand Smoke and the Risk of Tuberculosis in Children and Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of 18 Observational Studies

Jayadeep Patra, Mehak Bhatia, Wilson Suraweera, Shaun K. Morris, Cyril Patra, Prakash C. Gupta, Prabhat Jha