Background: The encouragement of healthy lifestyles for obesity prevention in young people is a public health priority.
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Background: Research indicates that smoking substantially increases the risk of tuberculosis (TB), delay in diagnosis, failure of TB treatment and death from TB.
Background: The World Health Organisation recommended the scale-up of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) as an additional HIV prevention method in 2007 and several countries with high HIV prevalence rates including Zimbabwe have since adopted the procedure.
Background: Adults aged 60 years and over spend most time sedentary and are the least physically active of all age groups.
Background: Human onchocerciasis is a neglected tropical parasitic disease caused by Onchocerca volvulus (O.
Background: This study investigates the relationships between life events and chronic physical conditions among left behind farmers, a newly emerged weak group in vast rural China.
Background: Physical activity has health benefits across the lifespan, yet only 13 % of Canadian older adults are sufficiently active.
Background: The rapid population ageing has been accompanied by a growing number of older adults experiencing chronic conditions, especially diabetes and hypertension, which are conditions associated to the decline in physical functioning.
Background: While essential medicines have been made more available in all but the most remote areas in low and middle income countries (L/MICs) over the past years, inappropriate and incorrect use of good quality medicines remains a key impediment for public health.
Background: Chronic diseases drive the burden of disease in many societies, particularly among men.
Background: The foundation of recommended diarrhea management in young children is increased fluids and continued feeding.
Background: We designed a pragmatic stepped-wedge cluster randomized controlled trial in order to evaluate provider-initiated evaluation of household contacts (HCs) of smear positive tuberculosis (TB) cases within a routine TB program in Lima, Peru.Methods/DesignNational TB program (NTP) officers of San Juan de Lurigancho District (Lima, Peru) and university-based researchers jointly designed a pragmatic stepped-wedge cluster randomized trial design in order to evaluate a planned active case finding (ACF) program for all HCs of smear-positive TB cases in 34 district healthcare centres.