Author Archives: Public Health

Re: Letter to the Editor of Public Health in response to ‘Large variation in predictors of…

We thank Dr Kawada for his commentary1 that gives us an opportunity to present additional data related to our article entitled ‘Large variation in predictors of mortality by levels of self-rated health: results from an 18-year follow-up study.’2

Posted in Journal Watch | Comments closed

Re: Letter to the Editor in response to Kawada, ‘The effect of smoking on the risk of primary…

We would like to thank Kawada’s comments on our meta-analysis titled ‘The effect of smoking on the risk of primary open-angle glaucoma: an updated meta-analysis of six observational studies’,1 and we feel very pleased to have the opportunity to respond.

Posted in Journal Watch | Comments closed

Zika, sexual transmission and prudent public health policy

There is significant debate in the scientific literature and the media about whether the Zika virus can and should be considered a sexually transmitted infection (STI).1–5 This debate occurred before the World Health Organization’s (WHO) decision to no longer regard Zika as a public health emergency of international concern.

Posted in Aid, Aid & Development, Family planning, HIV/AIDS, Infectious Disease, Journal Watch, Maternal & Reproductive Health, Women & Children, Zika | Tagged , | Comments closed

One hundred injured patients a day: multicenter emergency room surveillance of trauma in…

Injuries increasingly contribute to the global burden of disease in low- and middle-income countries.

Posted in Journal Watch | Tagged | Comments closed

Regeneration and health: a structured, rapid literature review

To identify and synthesise what is known about the impacts of regeneration on health, health inequalities and their socio-economic determinants.

Posted in Journal Watch | Comments closed

Vaccine wastage at the level of service delivery: a cross-sectional study

Immunisation is the cost-effective and commonly implemented intervention of ‘specific protection’ in prevention of diseases.

Posted in Journal Watch | Comments closed

Costs of treatment of adult patients with cystic fibrosis in Poland and internationally

Despite its low prevalence, cystic fibrosis (CF) may have a considerable impact on healthcare system expenditures in terms of direct healthcare costs and lost productivity.

Posted in Journal Watch | Comments closed

Prevalence of female genital tuberculosis, its risk factors and associated clinical features…

There is scarcity of information on the prevalence of female genital tuberculosis (FGTB) in the community.

Posted in Journal Watch | Comments closed

Presidency and precedence

It would be remiss of us not to spend some editorial space on observing the impact of the new US Presidency.

Posted in Journal Watch | Comments closed

Cost-effectiveness and cost utility of community screening for glaucoma in urban India

Population-based screening for glaucoma has been demonstrated to be cost-effective if targeted at high-risk groups such as older adults and those with a family history of glaucoma, and through use of a technician for conducting initial assessment rather than a medical specialist.

Posted in Journal Watch | Comments closed

An integrated method of therapeutic lifestyle change for older adults with dyslipidaemia

To evaluate the effect of therapeutic lifestyle change with a non-pharmacological intervention method in older adults with dyslipidaemia.

Posted in Journal Watch | Comments closed

Short-term effects of social encouragement on exercise behavior: insights from China’s Wanbu…

The objective is to explore the short-term effects of social encouragement on exercise behavior in China.

Posted in Journal Watch | Comments closed

Cervical cancer, human papillomavirus and vaccines: assessment of the information retrieved…

Cervical cancer is the most common gynaecologic malignancy worldwide and is the sixth cause of cancer death in Chile.

Posted in Journal Watch | Comments closed

Alcohol and healthy ageing: a challenge for alcohol policy

This paper presents findings of a qualitative study of older people’s use of alcohol during retirement and identifies ways that an improved understanding of older people’s drinking can inform policy approaches to alcohol and active and healthy ageing.

Posted in Journal Watch | Comments closed