Author Archives: Public Health

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

Petticrew et al.

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Re: Letter to the Editor of Public Health in response to ‘Public sentiment and discourse…

We appreciate the thoughtful response to our article ‘Public sentiment and discourse about Zika virus on Instagram’1 and agree with the author that misleading and incomplete information is an issue facing all social media platforms.

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Re: ‘Public sentiment and discourse about Zika virus on Instagram’

The publication on ‘Public sentiment and discourse about Zika virus on Instagram’ is very interesting.1 Seltzer et al.1 concluded that ‘Instagram can be used to characterize public sentiment and highlight areas of focus for public health, such as correcting misleading or incomplete information or expanding messages to reach diverse audiences.’ Indeed, social media is an effective way for public health communication at present.

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Re: Letter to the Editor of Public Health in response to ‘Provision of information to…

Thank you for the opportunity to respond to this letter.1

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Editors’ acknowledgements for 2017

The Editors would like to acknowledge with very many thanks the help of the following reviewers who have assisted us during the year (some on several occasions), between January and December 2017.

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

Mr Kawada’s letter calls for further studies being ‘required to confirm the causal association’.1 As this appears to presuppose the matter, I am assuming that the author’s intent was to suggest that further research was needed to establish if there was a causal relationship.

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Development of a heat vulnerability index for New York State

The frequency and intensity of extreme heat events are increasing in New York State (NYS) and have been linked with increased heat-related morbidity and mortality.

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Prevalence and characteristics of overweight and obesity among Chinese youth aged 12–18…

The aims of the current study were to assess the prevalence of overweight and obesity by four different references and to explore the characteristics of adolescent overweight and obesity in Chinese secondary school students aged 12–18 years.

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Re: Letter to the Editor of Public Health in response to ‘After 50 years and 200 papers, what…

McCartney and Walsh1 suggest our statement that smoking is a greater source of health inequality than social position2 is an example of ‘the behavioural theory of inequalities’.

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Re: After 50 years and 200 papers, what can the Midspan cohort studies tell us about our…

Gruer et al.

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Fake news, facts and Nibiru

The first thing to say is that—as you are reading this—we can safely assume that the world did not come to an apocalyptic end on 23 September 2017 (or as later corrected to 15 October 2017).

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Postneonatal mortality impacts following grants from the Gavi Vaccine Alliance: an econometric…

We completed a retrospective multivariate panel study to evaluate the effect of Gavi Vaccine Alliance grants on vaccine-preventable disease (VPD) postneonatal mortality.

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Climate change, hurricanes and public health

In recent months we have seen the Hurricane season wreaking havoc particularly in the United States.

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The adaptation and translation of the PEACH™ RCT intervention: the process and outcomes of…

To describe the process and report selected outcomes of translating an effective child weight management initiative (PEACH™) from a randomised controlled trial intervention to a community health programme.

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