Author Archives: BMC Public Health

Association of Biomass Fuel Use with Acute Respiratory Infections among Under- Five Children in…

Background: Indoor air pollution from biomass fuel is responsible for 50,320 annual deaths of children under-five year, accounting for 4.9% of the national burden of disease in Ethiopia.

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Time series analysis of demographic and temporal trends of tuberculosis in Singapore

Background: Singapore is an intermediate tuberculosis (TB) incidence country, with a recent rise in TB incidence from 2008, after a fall in incidence since 1998.

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A cross-sectional study describing motivations and barriers to voluntary medical male…

Background: In February 2012, the Lesotho Ministry of Health launched a national voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) program.

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Menstrual hygiene management and school absenteeism among female adolescent students in…

Background: Adolescence in girls has been recognized as a special period marked with the onset of menarche.

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Cancer symptom awareness and barriers to medical help-seeking in Scottish adolescents: a…

Background: Initiatives to promote early diagnosis include raising public awareness of signs and symptoms of cancer and addressing barriers to seeking medical help about cancer.

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Newsprint coverage of smoking in cars carrying children: a case study of public and scientific…

Background: Media content has been shown to influence public understandings of second-hand smoke.

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Recess physical activity and school-related social factors in Finnish primary and lower…

Background: Participation in physical activities provides students with opportunities for social interaction and social skills development.

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Bird harvesting practices and knowledge, risk perceptions, and attitudes regarding avian…

Background: There is concern of avian influenza virus (AIV) infections in humans.

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Is planned adaptation to heat reducing heat-related mortality and illness? A systematic review

Background: Extreme heat is an important public health risk.

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Mental health in immigrant men and women in Australia: the North West Adelaide health study

Background: There is conflicting evidence of the healthy migrant effect with respect to mental health.

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Medical planning for mass-participation running events: a 3-year review of a half-marathon in…

Background: Systematically planning appropriate medical coverage for mass-participation running events is a challenge that has received relatively little attention in the medical literature, despite its potentially severe consequences.

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Using the intervention mapping protocol to develop a maintenance programme for the SLIMMER…

Background: Although lifestyle interventions have shown to be effective in reducing the risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus, maintenance of achieved results is difficult, as participants often experience relapse after the intervention has ended.

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Development and validation of the short-form adolescent health promotion scale

Background: Health-promoting lifestyle choices of adolescents are closely related to current and subsequent health status.

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Effect modification by gender and smoking status on the association between obesity and atopic…

Background: There is an ongoing debate on the potential association between obesity and atopy.

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