Background: Agent based models (ABM) are useful to explore population-level scenarios of disease spread andcontainment, but typically characterize infected individuals using simplified models of infection andsymptoms dynamics.
Author Archives: BMC Public Health
Background: Almost one in five contraceptive users in India uses a temporary method.
Background: Successful aging in old age is important.
Background: Facility-based delivery has gained traction as a key strategy for reducing maternal and perinatal mortality in developing countries.
Background: The high prevalence of childhood obesity is a concern for policy makers and health professionals, leading to a focus on early prevention.
Background: Out of pocket expenditure (OOPE) on healthcare is related to the burden of illness and the number of chronic conditions a patient experiences, but the relationship of these costs to particular conditions and groups of conditions is less studied.
Background: The aim of this study is to investigate the independent and joint effects of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and body mass index (BMI) on cancer mortality in a low body mass index population.
Background: Too many young people engage in unhealthy behaviours such as eating unhealthily, being physically inactive, binge drinking and smoking.
Background: The cognitive processes responsible for effortful behavioural regulation are known as the executive functions, and are implicated in several factors associated with behaviour control, including focussing on tasks, resisting temptations, planning future actions, and inhibiting prepotent responses.
Background: Healthcare waste is produced from various therapeutic procedures performed in hospitals, such as chemotherapy, dialysis, surgery, delivery, resection of gangrenous organs, autopsy, biopsy, injections, etc.
Background: Graphic warning labels are a tobacco control best practice that is mandated in the US for cigarettes under the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.
Background: Projection analyses can provide estimates of the future health burden of increasing BMI and represent a relevant and useful tool for public health planning.
Background: Poor adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is associated with HIV disease progression and, during pregnancy, increased mother-to-child transmission risk.
Background: The main goal of stress management and health promotion programs is to improve health by empowering people to take control over their lives.