Author Archives: BMC Public Health

Examination of motor skill competency in students: evidence-based physical education curriculum

Researchers found that children with a competent level of motor skill performance are more likely to be physically active.

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The association between consecutive days’ heat wave and cardiovascular disease mortality in…

Although many studies have examined the effects of heat waves on the excess mortality risk (ER) posed by cardiovascular disease (CVD), scant attention has been paid to the effects of various combinations of di…

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Financial barriers and coping strategies: a qualitative study of accessing multidrug-resistant…

Tuberculosis (TB) and multidrug-resistance tuberculosis (MDR-TB) pose serious challenges to global health, particularly in China, which has the second highest case burden in the world.

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Descriptive study of enteric zoonoses in Ontario, Canada, from 2010 – 2012

Contact with animals and their environment has long been recognized as an important source of enteric zoonoses.

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Predictors of dieting and non-dieting approaches among adults living in Australia

There is a dearth of research comparing why dieting and non-dieting approaches are adopted.

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Association between perceived built environmental attributes and physical activity among adults…

To investigate the association between perceived environmental attributes and leisure-time and transport-related physical activity.

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Effectiveness of a pharmacist-delivered smoking cessation program in the State of Qatar: a…

Cigarette smoking is one of the major preventable causes of death and diseases in Qatar.

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Health risk assessment of China’s main air pollutants

With the rapid development of China’s economy, air pollution has attracted public concern because of its harmful effects on health.

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Time to ‘re-think’ physical activity promotion for young people? Results from a repeated…

The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between knowledge of the current UK physical activity (PA) guidelines and amount of daily PA using a sample population of 11–16 year olds in Northern I…

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A mixed methods feasibility study of nicotine-assisted smoking reduction programmes delivered…

Pivotal trials have established that, among people who have no immediate intention to quit smoking, nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) helps people reduce and eventually stop smoking.

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Cardiometabolic risk in a population of older adults with multiple co-morbidities in rural…

A consequence of the widespread uptake of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) is that the older South African population will experience an increase in life expectancy, increasing their risk for cardiometabolic dise…

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Vertical HIV transmission in perinatally-exposed infants in South-Rift region of Kenya: a…

Despite proven efficacy of the prevention mother-to-child transmission of HIV strategy, its adoption in Africa has remained slow.

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Formulation of evidence-based messages to promote the use of physical activity to prevent and…

The impending public health impact of Alzheimer’s disease is tremendous.

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Prevalence and distribution of soil-transmitted helminth infections in India

Understanding the prevalence of soil-transmitted helminth infections is necessary to plan control strategies and focus on highly endemic regions for preventive chemotherapy and improved sanitation facilities.

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