Background: Nearly five percent of Americans suffer from functional constipation, many of whom may benefit from increasing dietary fiber consumption.
Author Archives: BMC Public Health
Background: Increasing obesity in adults with mobility disability has become a considerable health problem, similar to the increasing trend of obesity in the general population.
Background: Despite that hereditary diseases are widespread among the Arab population due to high rates of consanguineous marriages, research regarding community awareness towards premarital carrier screening in some countries such as Oman, is extremely scarce.
Background: Obesity is a major health concern for adolescents, with one in four being overweight or obese in Australia.
Background: Long-term sick leave has considerably negative impact on the individual and society.
Background: The likelihood of an adolescent taking up smoking may be influenced by his or her society, school and family.
Background: Nearly 50 million Americans provide informal care to an older relative or friend.
Background: Existing instruments for measuring problematic computer and console gaming and internet use are often lengthy and often based on a pathological perspective.
Background: There have been large-scale outbreaks of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in Mainland China over the last decade.
Background: Excess dietary salt is a leading risk for health.
Background: Migrant workers have become a vital labor supply to China’s economy.
Background: Chronic pain is a major public health problem.
Background: Studies in youth highlight that moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and screen-time behaviours such as television viewing and PC use are associated with a range of health outcomes.
Background: It is well documented that childhood abuse, neglect and household dysfunction are disproportionately present in the backgrounds of homeless adults, and that these experiences adversely impact child development and a wide range of adult outcomes.