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Table of Contents: May 2011

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Let's be straight up about the alcohol industry.

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In the May editorial, the PLoS Medicine Editors call for more attention to the practices and influence of the alcohol industry on health research, government policy, and public perceptions, and examine why the alcohol industry has avoided the same scrutiny as other industries involved in health policy and research, such as Big Tobacco and Big Pharma. They write: "If medical journals and public health advocates are concerned with corporate conflicts of interest, inappropriate marketing to children, impotent self-regulation, and general flouting of the rules, why are we ignoring the alcohol industry?"

Editorial

Health in Action

If You Could Only Choose Five Psychotropic Medicines: Updating the Interagency Emergency Health Kit

Mark van Ommeren, Corrado Barbui, Kaz de Jong, Tarun Dua, Lynne Jones, Pau Perez-Sales, Marian Schilperoord, Peter Ventevogel, M. Taghi Yasamy, Shekhar Saxena

Advancing Cervical Cancer Prevention Initiatives in Resource-Constrained Settings: Insights from the Cervical Cancer Prevention Program in Zambia

Mulindi H. Mwanahamuntu, Vikrant V. Sahasrabuddhe, Sharon Kapambwe, Krista S. Pfaendler, Carla Chibwesha, Gracilia Mkumba, Victor Mudenda, Michael L. Hicks, Sten H. Vermund, Jeffrey S. A. Stringer, Groesbeck P. Parham

Policy Forums

Migration and Health: A Framework for 21st Century Policy-Making

Cathy Zimmerman, Ligia Kiss, Mazeda Hossain

Health Aspects of the Pre-Departure Phase of Migration

Brian D. Gushulak, Douglas W. MacPherson

The Joint Action and Learning Initiative: Towards a Global Agreement on National and Global Responsibilities for Health

Lawrence O. Gostin, Eric A. Friedman, Gorik Ooms, Thomas Gebauer, Narendra Gupta, Devi Sridhar, Wang Chenguang, John-Arne Røttingen, David Sanders

Research Articles

Low-Dose Adrenaline, Promethazine, and Hydrocortisone in the Prevention of Acute Adverse Reactions to Antivenom following Snakebite: A Randomised, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial

H. Asita de Silva, Arunasalam Pathmeswaran, Channa D. Ranasinha, Shaluka Jayamanne, Senarath B. Samarakoon, Ariyasena Hittharage, Ranjith Kalupahana, G. Asoka Ratnatilaka, Wimalasiri Uluwatthage, Jeffrey K. Aronson, Jane M. Armitage, David G. Lalloo, H. Janaka de Silva

The Impact of Retail-Sector Delivery of Artemether–Lumefantrine on Malaria Treatment of Children under Five in Kenya: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

Beth P. Kangwana, Sarah V. Kedenge, Abdisalan M. Noor, Victor A. Alegana, Andrew J. Nyandigisi, Jayesh Pandit, Greg W. Fegan, James E. Todd, Simon Brooker, Robert W. Snow, Catherine A. Goodman

Estimates of Outcomes Up to Ten Years after Stroke: Analysis from the Prospective South London Stroke Register

Charles D. A. Wolfe, Siobhan L. Crichton, Peter U. Heuschmann, Christopher J. McKevitt, André M. Toschke, Andy P. Grieve, Anthony G. Rudd

Threshold Haemoglobin Levels and the Prognosis of Stable Coronary Disease: Two New Cohorts and a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Anoop D. Shah, Owen Nicholas, Adam D. Timmis, Gene Feder, Keith R. Abrams, Ruoling Chen, Aroon D. Hingorani, Harry Hemingway

Primary Prevention of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and Large-for-Gestational-Age Newborns by Lifestyle Counseling: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

Riitta Luoto, Tarja I. Kinnunen, Minna Aittasalo, Päivi Kolu, Jani Raitanen, Katriina Ojala, Kirsi Mansikkamäki, Satu Lamberg, Tommi Vasankari, Tanja Komulainen, Sirkku Tulokas

Maternal Influenza Immunization and Reduced Likelihood of Prematurity and Small for Gestational Age Births: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Saad B. Omer, David Goodman, Mark C. Steinhoff, Roger Rochat, Keith P. Klugman, Barbara J. Stoll, Usha Ramakrishnan

Characterizing the Epidemiology of the 2009 Influenza A/H1N1 Pandemic in Mexico

Gerardo Chowell, Santiago Echevarría-Zuno, Cécile Viboud, Lone Simonsen, James Tamerius, Mark A. Miller, Víctor H. Borja-Aburto

Aripiprazole in the Maintenance Treatment of Bipolar Disorder: A Critical Review of the Evidence and Its Dissemination into the Scientific Literature

Alexander C. Tsai, Nicholas Z. Rosenlicht, Jon N. Jureidini, Peter I. Parry, Glen I. Spielmans, David Healy

Effectiveness of Early Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation to Improve Survival among HIV-Infected Adults with Tuberculosis: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Molly F. Franke, James M. Robins, Jules Mugabo, Felix Kaigamba, Lauren E. Cain, Julia G. Fleming, Megan B. Murray