Background: While it is acknowledged that child obesity interventions should cover multiple ecological levels (downstream, midstream and upstream) to maximize their effectiveness, there is a lack of evaluation data to guide the development and implementation of such efforts.
Author Archives: BMC Public Health
Background: Prostate cancer (PCa) is the leading cause of cancer in men in many developed countries, but no modifiable risk factors have been identified.
Background: An estimated one million people worldwide die each year from complications of chronic hepatitis B infection (CHB), including liver cancer.
Background: During the last century, WHO led public health interventions that resulted in spectacular achievements such as the worldwide eradication of smallpox and the elimination of malaria from the Western world.
Background: Prolonged sitting time has been identified as a health risk factor.
Background: Little is known about the prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) and its associated factors among adolescents and younger women.
Background: Little is known on the comparative effect of work economic sectors on multiple cardiovascular risk factors.
Background: Health is associated with amount of daily physical activity.
Background: Research confirms the existence of gender-based differences regarding the high-risk sexual behaviour (non-use of condoms and casual partners) of young men and women.
Background: Disclosure of HIV positive status has two sets of contrary effects.
Background: Concurrent sexual partnerships (CSPs) have been speculated to drive the HIV pandemic in many sub-Saharan African countries.
Background: The burden of chronic disease continues to rise as populations age.
Background: Studies in western countries have revealed that excessive sedentary behavior is a major risk factor for physical inactivity in adolescents.