Author Archives: Public Health

Tool for decision-making regarding general evacuation during a rapid river flood

To propose a simple and effective tool for decision-making regarding general evacuation during a rapid river flood.

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Ethical public health: more than just numbers

The 21st of March is World Down Syndrome Day, an annual event running for the past 12 years now where the Down syndrome community and their advocates celebrate and champion their cause for greater equality and protection of their rights, inclusion in all aspects of social life, as well as for the health and well-being of people with Down syndrome.

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Density of day cares in relation to reported pertussis incidence in Philadelphia

Reported pertussis incidence has increased markedly in recent years.

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Microbiological quality of pastrami and associated surfaces at the point of sale in Kayseri,…

The aim of this study is to trace the possible relations between the hygienic status of slicing utensils and the microbiological quality of pastrami.

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Re: The effect of smoking on the risk of primary open-angle glaucoma: an updated meta-analysis…

I read the interesting article by Zhou et al.

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Changes over time in mental well-being, fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity…

There is a theoretical basis for believing that healthy lifestyle interventions can improve mental well-being and evidence to show that mental well-being is protective of future health.

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Trends of lack of health insurance among US adults aged 18–64 years: findings from the…

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Effectiveness of regionalization of trauma care services: a systematic review

Link –  Effectiveness of regionalization of trauma care services: a systematic review

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Perceptions and attitudes about body weight and adherence to the physical activity…

We examined the associations between perceptions and attitudes about body weight and adherence to the physical activity recommendation (PAR) for adolescents to achieve ≥60 min/day of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and tested whether body mass index (BMI) was a moderator of these relationships.

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Body size ideals and dissatisfaction in Ghanaian adolescents: role of media, lifestyle and…

To inspire effective health promotion campaigns, we tested the relationship of ideal body size and body size dissatisfaction with (1) the potential resulting health-influencing factors diet, physical activity and well-being; and (2) with media as a potential influencer of body ideals.

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Does having a difficult child lead to poor maternal mental health?

Considerable evidence suggests maternal psychopathology influences that of their offspring.

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Factors affecting participation decision and amount of physical activity among urban dwellers…

The rapid rise in the prevalence of physical inactivity-related diseases has become a serious public health issue worldwide.

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Exploring the short-term impact of community water fluoridation cessation on children’s dental…

Dental caries (tooth decay) is common and can be serious.

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The prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection in rural Jiangsu, China

Diagnosis and interventional treatment of latent tuberculosis (TB) infection (LTBI) are important components in tuberculosis control.

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