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In this issue, no one theme dominates and it's something of a mixed bag. Something new on the block is the clearance of human papillomavirus vaccine for use in the prevention of cervical cancer. This innovation should dramatically reduce the toll of death from cervical cancer if fully implemented. Fortunately, concerns that religious objections might prevent the administration of the vaccine to adolescent school girls seem to be receding, and rapid progress may well be made. Something old in Gallery is the low technology of glue sniffing, which was once high profile in public health but now seems to be off the radar, while still an issue in some areas.
See pages 1018 and 1037
In Public Health Past and Present, Cohen et al review the literature on the social epidemiology of infectious diseases and conclude that there is a need for increased dialogue and collaboration between infectious disease epidemiologists and social epidemiologists. In Continuing Professional Education, we publish the second part of a systematic review of the psychosocial and health effects of workplace reorganisation, with the suggestion that it is such changes that increase demand or decrease control that adversely affect the health of employees.
See pages 1021 and 1028
Main findings in Evidence‐Based Public Health Policy and Practice this month are:
See pages 1038, 1042, 1050, 1056 and 1062
Research Reports this month include:
See pages 1069, 1074, 1080, 1086 and 1091
And finally, in Theory and Methods, Bambra explores the typologies of welfare capitalism and concludes that new avenues of study in public health could be explored by drawing upon a broader welfare state regimes literature.
See page 1098