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Shaping Physical, Economic, and Policy Components of the Food Environment to Create Sustainable Healthy Diets.

affordability, such as fortification, preventing food loss through supply chain improvements; and commodity specific vouchers for fruits, vegetables, and legumes. Other policy actions that address accessibility to ...

Validity of self-reported mammography uptake in the Belgian health interview survey: selection and reporting bias.

excellent (93.7%), while the specificity was fair (66.4%). The agreement was moderate (kappa = 0.63). Women born in non- EU countries (OR  = 2.81, 95% CI: 1.54-5.13), with high household income (OR  = 1.27, ...

Comparing health insurance data and health interview survey data for ascertaining chronic disease prevalence in Belgium.

information from the BHIS and algorithms based on ATC-codes of disease-specific medication, developed on demand of the National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (NIHDI). CD prevalence rates from ...

Identifying implementation gaps and priorities for the Singapore government to improve food environment policies: perspectives from a local expert panel.

Indicators were prioritised, and specific recommendations were proposed by panel. SETTING: Singapore. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty experts primarily from academia. RESULTS: As compared with international benchmarks, ...

Physico-chemical characterisation of the fraction of silver (nano)particles in pristine food additive E174 and in E174-containing confectionery.

is a specific concern for the E174 risk assessment. This study characterised the fraction of silver (nano)particles in 10 commercially available pristine E174 food additives and 10 E174-containing ...

Deep amplicon sequencing for culture-free prediction of susceptibility or resistance to 13 anti-tuberculous drugs.

genomes. On 429 isolates, the assay predicted 92.2% of 2369 first- and second-line phenotypes, with a sensitivity of 95.3% and specificity of 97.4%. Fifty-six of 69 (81.2%) residual discrepancies with ...

Heat related mortality in the two largest Belgian urban areas: A time series analysis

shown to be location-specific and differences could largely be explained by the most frequent temperature. So far, in Belgium there is little known regarding the heat-mortality relationship in the ...

Physico-chemical characterisation of the fraction of silver (nano)particles in pristine food additive E174 and in E174-containing confectionery

E174 is a specific concern for the E174 risk assessment. This study characterised the fraction of silver (nano)particles in 10 commercially available pristine E174 food additives and 10 E174-containing ...

A Practical Method to Implement Strain-Level Metagenomics-Based Foodborne Outbreak Investigation and Source Tracking in Routine.

outbreak depends on the rapid and accurate identification of the responsible food source. Conventional methods based on isolation of the pathogen from the food matrix and target-specific real-time polymerase ...

Use of Whole Genome Sequencing Data for a First in Silico Specificity Evaluation of the RT-qPCR Assays Used for SARS-CoV-2 Detection.

Nucleotide Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction RNA Replicase RNA, Viral Sensitivity and Specificity whole genome sequencing Abstract: The current CO ronaVIrus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic started in ...

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