Background: The Universal HIV Test and Treat (UTT) strategy represents a challenge for science, but is also a challenge for individuals and societies.
Author Archives: BMC Public Health
Background: Upper body subcutaneous fat, estimated by neck circumference (NC), may present greater metabolic risk than visceral fat.
Background: Approximately 65% of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) population are economic migrants from the low- and middle-income countries of South Asia.
Background: The people of low and middle income countries bear about 80% of the global burden of diseases that are attributable to high blood pressure.
Background: The Tanzanian Government started scaling up its antiretroviral treatment (ART) program from referral, regional and district hospitals to primary health care facilities in October 2004.
Background: In Poland, like in other European countries and in accordance with the global trend, the number of computer users and people who have access to the Internet has increased considerably.
Background: The Chinese government has increased the funding for public health in 2009 and experimentally applied a contract service policy (could be seen as a counterpart to family medicine) in 15 counties to promote public health services in the rural areas in 2013.
Background: Herpes zoster (HZ) or “shingles” is common in persons aged 50 years or over.
Background: Little is known about preschool parents’ cognitions, barriers, supports and modeling of key obesogenic behaviors, including breakfast, fruit and vegetable consumption, sugary beverage intake, feeding practices, portion sizes, active playtime, reduced screen-time, sleep and selection of child-care centers with characteristics that promote healthy behaviors.
Background: Depressive symptoms in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have attracted much attention in recent years, and negatively affect the health of diabetic patients in numerous ways.
Background: The Ethiopian TB control programme relies on passive case finding of TB cases.
Background: Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) are major health concerns in South Africa.
Background: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of death among homeless people.
Background: Despite societal efforts to alleviate the challenges, caregiving seems to constitute a substantial burden and source of stress for many families of older adults in Japan.