Background: Indoor air pollution from biomass fuel is responsible for 50,320 annual deaths of children under-five year, accounting for 4.9% of the national burden of disease in Ethiopia.
Author Archives: BMC Public Health
Background: Singapore is an intermediate tuberculosis (TB) incidence country, with a recent rise in TB incidence from 2008, after a fall in incidence since 1998.
Background: In February 2012, the Lesotho Ministry of Health launched a national voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) program.
Background: Adolescence in girls has been recognized as a special period marked with the onset of menarche.
Background: Initiatives to promote early diagnosis include raising public awareness of signs and symptoms of cancer and addressing barriers to seeking medical help about cancer.
Background: Media content has been shown to influence public understandings of second-hand smoke.
Background: Participation in physical activities provides students with opportunities for social interaction and social skills development.
Background: There is concern of avian influenza virus (AIV) infections in humans.
Background: Extreme heat is an important public health risk.
Background: There is conflicting evidence of the healthy migrant effect with respect to mental health.
Background: Systematically planning appropriate medical coverage for mass-participation running events is a challenge that has received relatively little attention in the medical literature, despite its potentially severe consequences.
Background: Although lifestyle interventions have shown to be effective in reducing the risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus, maintenance of achieved results is difficult, as participants often experience relapse after the intervention has ended.
Background: Health-promoting lifestyle choices of adolescents are closely related to current and subsequent health status.
Background: There is an ongoing debate on the potential association between obesity and atopy.