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Truck drivers’ perceptions on wearable devices and health promotion: a qualitative study

Professional truck drivers, as other shift workers, have been identified as a high-risk group for various health conditions including cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, sleep apnoea and stress.

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The impact of increasing income inequalities on educational inequalities in mortality – An…

Over the past decades, both health inequalities and income inequalities have been increasing in many European countries, but it is unknown whether and how these trends are related.

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Mapping the Zambian prison health system: An analysis of key structural determinants

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Alarming attrition rates among HIV-infected individuals in pre-antiretroviral therapy care in…

Background: High retention rates have been documented among patients receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Myanmar.


Local descriptive norms for overweight/obesity and physical inactivity, features of the built…

Publication date: Available online 21 August 2016 Source:Social Science &amp; Medicine Author(s): Suzanne J.


Understanding ‘energy insecurity’ and why it matters to health

Publication date: Available online 21 August 2016 Source:Social Science &amp; Medicine Author(s): Diana Hernández Energy insecurity is a multi-dimensional construct that describes the interplay between physical conditions of housing, household energy expenditures and energy-related coping strategies.


Parental response to a letter reporting child overweight measured as part of a routine national…

Rising rates of childhood obesity have become a pressing issue in public health, threatening both the mental and physical well-being of children.


Scoping review: Strategies of providing care for children with chronic health conditions in…

Objectives To identify and review strategies of providing care for children living with chronic health conditions in low- and middle-income countries.


Genetically Predicted Body Mass Index and Breast Cancer Risk: Mendelian Randomization Analyses…

by Yan Guo, Shaneda Warren Andersen, Xiao-Ou Shu, Kyriaki Michailidou, Manjeet K. Bolla, Qin Wang, Montserrat Garcia-Closas, Roger L. Milne, Marjanka K. Schmidt, Jenny Chang-Claude, Allison Dunning, Stig E. Bojesen, Habibul Ahsan, Kristiina Aittomäki, Irene L


Medication Nonadherence: The Role of Cost, Community, and Individual Factors

Objective To explain the association of out-of-pocket (OOP) cost, community-level factors, and individual characteristics on statin therapy nonadherence.


The Seven Pillars Response to Patient Safety Incidents: Effects on Medical Liability Processes…

Objective To determine whether a communication and resolution approach to patient harm is associated with changes in medical liability processes and outcomes.


Health in times of uncertainty in the eastern Mediterranean region, 1990–2013: a…

Our study shows that the eastern Mediterranean region is going through a crucial health phase. The Arab uprisings and the wars that followed, coupled with ageing and population growth, will have a major impact on the region’s health and resources. The region has historically seen improvements in life expectancy and other health indicators, even under stress. However, the current situation will cause deteriorating health conditions for many countries and for many years and will have an impact on the region and the rest of the world.


Health in times of uncertainty

In The Lancet Global Health, Ali Mokdad and colleagues1 present the interesting subject of health in times of uncertainty, which sheds light on the burden of morbidity and mortality in the eastern Mediterranean region—a major setting for violence in the past decade. The security fluctuation in these countries draws attention to the need to analyse the health situation through translation of health status to a clear sketch about disease, death, and years of potential life lost in the region.


Burden of malaria is higher among children in an internal displacement camp compared to a…

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), violent conflict has caused the displacement of millions of people into camps where they are exposed to poor living conditions and high rates of infectious diseas…


Markov chain Monte Carlo and expectation maximization approaches for estimation of haplotype…

Haplotypes are important in anti-malarial drug resistance because genes encoding drug resistance may accumulate mutations at several codons in the same gene, each mutation increasing the level of drug resistan…


The risk of late or advanced presentation of HIV infected patients is still high, associated…

We aimed at evaluating frequency and factors associated with late presentation and advanced HIV disease and excess risk of death due to these conditions from 1985 to 2013 among naïve HIV infected patients enro…


Exploring lifestyle and risk in preventing type 2 diabetes-a nested qualitative study of older…

Lifestyle intervention may reduce the development of type 2 diabetes among high-risk individuals.


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