Background: Nearly one-in-ten Sri Lankans are employed abroad as International migrant workers (IMW).
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Background: Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have recently been experiencing increases in the prevalence of obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and other non-communicable diseases in both urban and rural areas.
Background: An emerging model for sexuality education is the rights-based approach, which unifies discussions of sexuality, gender norms, and sexual rights to promote the healthy sexual development of adolescents.
Background: Family influence plays an important role in a child’s physical activity (PA).
Background: China is home to the largest number of smokers in the world; more than half of the male population smoke.
Background: A 2006 avian influenza (AI) outbreak resulted in mass removal of chickens in Lower Egypt, which decreased the household supply of poultry.
Background: Low caste adolescent girls living in rural northern Karnataka are at increased risk of school drop-out, child marriage, and entry into sex-work, which enhances their vulnerability to HIV, early pregnancy and adverse maternal and child health outcomes.
Background: Prevalence of multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), defined as in vitro resistance to both rifampicin and isoniazid with or without resistance to other TB drugs, in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is reportedly low compared to other regions.
Background: Prisoners experience significantly worse health than the general population.
Background: This study aimed to explore experiences of implementation of alcohol brief interventions (ABIs) in settings outside of primary healthcare in the Scottish national programme.
Background: The prevalence of obesity within countries varies by gender, age, lifestyle and socioeconomic factors.
Background: Traditional linear regression analyses have detected increasing trends in the incidence of overweight/obesity among both genders in China.
Background: The public reporting of health outcomes has become one of the most popular topics and is accepted as a quality improvement method in the healthcare field.
Background: This study attempts to examine the impact of socioeconomic and medical conditions in health and healthcare utilization among older adults in Ghana.