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July 2014

In this month's editorial, Peter J Hotez, Editor-in-Chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, and Larry Peiperl, Chief Editor of PLOS Medicine, issue a call for papers on "Blue Marble Health": research on health problems that affect poorer people irrespective of the overall economic strength of the countries in which they live.

Blue Marble Health reflects the insight that wherever socioeconomic inequality is pervasive, neglected diseases and other conditions naively assumed to arise only in the context of national poverty will spread. Papers accepted for publication will be incorporated into an ongoing PLOS Collection:

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Blue Marble Health: A Call for Papers

Peter J. Hotez, Larry Peiperl

Guidelines and Guidance

Improving the Transparency of Prognosis Research: The Role of Reporting, Data Sharing, Registration, and Protocols

George Peat, Richard D. Riley, Peter Croft, Katherine I. Morley, Panayiotis A. Kyzas, Karel G. M. Moons, Pablo Perel, Ewout W. Steyerberg, Sara Schroter, Douglas G. Altman, Harry Hemingway, for the PROGRESS Group

Research Articles

Urbanicity and Lifestyle Risk Factors for Cardiometabolic Diseases in Rural Uganda: A Cross-Sectional Study

Johanna Riha, Alex Karabarinde, Gerald Ssenyomo, Steven Allender, Gershim Asiki, Anatoli Kamali, Elizabeth H. Young, Manjinder S. Sandhu, Janet Seeley

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Mortality after Parental Death in Childhood: A Nationwide Cohort Study from Three Nordic Countries

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Association of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease with Chronic Kidney Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Giovanni Musso, Roberto Gambino, James H. Tabibian, Mattias Ekstedt, Stergios Kechagias, Masahide Hamaguchi, Rolf Hultcrantz, Hannes Hagström, Seung Kew Yoon, Phunchai Charatcharoenwitthaya, Jacob George, Francisco Barrera, Svanhildur Hafliðadóttir, Einar Stefan Björnsson, Matthew J. Armstrong, Laurence J. Hopkins, Xin Gao, Sven Francque, An Verrijken, Yusuf Yilmaz, Keith D. Lindor, Michael Charlton, Robin Haring, Markus M. Lerch, Rainer Rettig, Henry Völzke, Seungho Ryu, Guolin Li, Linda L. Wong, Mariana Machado, Helena Cortez-Pinto, Kohichiroh Yasui, Maurizio Cassader

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Defining Catastrophic Costs and Comparing Their Importance for Adverse Tuberculosis Outcome with Multi-Drug Resistance: A Prospective Cohort Study, Peru

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Severe Maternal Sepsis in the UK, 2011–2012: A National Case-Control Study

Colleen D. Acosta, Jennifer J. Kurinczuk, D. Nuala Lucas, Derek J. Tuffnell, Susan Sellers, Marian Knight, on behalf of the United Kingdom Obstetric Surveillance System

Association between Class III Obesity (BMI of 40–59 kg/m2) and Mortality: A Pooled Analysis of 20 Prospective Studies

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