Author Archives: Public Health

Inferno–the causes of the causes

When one of us was a junior trainee in public health in the 1980s, then known in the UK as community medicine, each area had a specialist in community medicine (SCM) whose brief was ‘capital projects’.

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10,000 steps into the digital age

Wearable fitness trackers are a common sight now and we are sure many readers of Public Health will have just such a device attached to their wrists as they read this editorial.

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Harnessing the positive potential of wider policy impacts on human health

As we write, the Heads of State and Government of major industrialised and emerging markets prepare to convene at the G20 Summit in Hamburg.

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A paradigm shift for socioeconomic justice and health: from focusing on inequalities…

To measure the ‘best possible health for all’, incorporating sustainability, and to establish the magnitude of global health inequity.

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Depression and cancer risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis

To assess the associations between depression and incident cancer risk.

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Evaluation of Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, and Pb in selected cosmetic products from Jordanian, Sudanese,…

There is no sufficient data that evaluate heavy metal content in cosmetic products in Jordan as well as Sudan and Syria.

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Provision of information to consumers about the calorie content of alcoholic drinks: did the…

Alcohol is a significant source of dietary calories and is a contributor to obesity.

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Motivations for volunteers in food rescue nutrition

A variety of organizations redistribute surplus food to low-income populations through food rescue nutrition.

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Self-esteem in children in joint physical custody and other living arrangements

Parental support has been shown to be important for children’s self-esteem, which in turn is related to later important life outcomes.

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A means of improving public health in low- and middle-income countries? Benefits and challenges…

In the last two decades international public–private partnerships have become increasingly important to improving public health in low- and middle-income countries.

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Use of alcohol and drugs in the view of people living with HIV/AIDS: a qualitative study

To investigate the meaning of the experiences of patients infected by HIV using antiretroviral therapy, regarding the use of alcohol and drugs.

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Exploring disparities in incidence and mortality rates of breast and gynecologic cancers…

To evaluate whether a country’s Human Development Index (HDI) can help explain the differences in the country’s breast cancer and gynecological cancer incidence and mortality rates in the Pan-American region.

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Comparison of outcomes for cancer patients discussed and not discussed at a multidisciplinary…

Comparison of outcomes for cancer patients discussed and not discussed at a multidisciplinary meeting (MDM).

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Re: Large variation in predictors of mortality by levels of self-rated health: results from an…

I read the interesting article by Reile et al.1 conducting a long-term retrospective cohort study to know risk factors of mortality, stratified by three-graded self-rated health (SRH).

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