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A new study published in Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health documents trends in educational inequalities in premature mortality in Belgium between the 1990s and the 2000s and identifies the contribution of specific causes of deaths. Absolute inequalities decreased in men while increasing in women; relative inequalities increased in both sexes. Mortality inequalities from lung cancer, IHD, COPD in both sexes, suicide in men and stroke in women have the largest impact on population level inequalities.

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A new publication in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases presents cystiSim, an agent-based disease model for Taenia solium transmission and control. cystiSim is a valuable tool in designing future control programmes and will assist in the elimination of T. solium as a public health problem.

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