Background: To assess the prevalence of visual impairment and rate of wearing spectacles in schools for children of migrant workers in Shanghai, China.
Author Archives: BMC Public Health
Background: Smokers who are unwilling or unable to quit smoking may benefit from using nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for harm reduction.
Background: HIV counseling and testing for couples is an important component of HIV prevention strategies, particularly in Sub Saharan Africa.
Background: Adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is beneficial in reducing the risk of emergence of HIV resistant strains.
Background: Sedentary behavior has been reported to be associated with metabolic and vascular health independent of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA).
Background: The introduction of antiretroviral therapy (ART) has dramatically reduced the mortality rate of people living with HIV (PLHIV).
Background: Lyme disease (LD) is a tick-borne emerging disease in Canada that has been endemic in many temperate countries for decades.
Background: Under-reporting of alcohol consumption is widespread; surveys typically capture 40-60% of alcohol sales.
Background: Previous research has shown that the media can play a role in shaping consumer perceptions during a public health crisis.
Background: Atypical pathogens such as Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydophila pneumoniae, and Legionella pneumophila are increasingly recognized as important causes of community acquired pneumonia (CAP) worldwide.
Background: Excessive alcohol use in adolescence can be detrimental to health and academic performance.
Background: In Ontario, Canada, enteric case investigators perform a number of functions when conducting telephone interviews including providing health education, collecting data for regulatory purposes ultimately to prevent further illness, enforcement, illness source attribution and outbreak detection.
Background: Tobacco use is a major cause of chronic disease, disability and death among military personnel and veterans.
Background: Global prevalence of adolescent obesity is rising at an alarming rate leading to increase risk of adult obesity.