The Asia-Pacific region is home to nearly half of the world’s population.
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Onchocerciasis is a severe parasitic infestation which causes disabling skin and subcutaneous tissue changes.
Canadian youth exhibit a number of risky behaviours, some of which are associated with overweight and obesity.
An increase of sedentary behaviors far from the Mediterranean lifestyle is happening in spite of the impact on health.
Ready-to-eat meals (to eat in, to take away or to be delivered) sold by food outlets are often more energy dense and nutrient poor compared with meals prepared at home, making them a reasonable target for publ…
Low-income African American adults are disproportionately affected by obesity and are also least likely to engage in recommended levels of physical activity (Flegal et al.
In many low- and middle-income countries, community health volunteers (CHVs) are employed as a key element of the public health system in rural areas with poor accessibility.
A decline in the prevalence of secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure has been observed in the United States of America (USA) during the past few decades.
Despite the global decline in death rates of children younger than five years old, the risk of a child dying before turning five years of age remains highest in the WHO African Region.
As the first meal of the day, breakfast plays an important role in supplying energy and nutrients, which are critical to working and learning activities.
Mental health problems (MHP) are the leading cause of disability worldwide.
Homeless men are highly vulnerable to acquisition of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) compared to the general population.
In aggregate studies, ecological indices are used to study the influence of socioeconomic status on health.
It is important to determine whether unhealthy behaviours might influence transitions out of employment from midlife to old age, given the anticipated need for adults to work for longer.