We must start publishing ethnicity data for covid-19 vaccinations
The race to vaccinate as many people as possible against covid-19 is under way, but unless countries track who receives the vaccine we won ’t be able to ensure the benefits are spread equitably, says Layal Liverpool (Source: New Scientist - Health)
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Covid-19 news: UK bans travel from South America over new variant
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic (Source: New Scientist - Health)
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Relationships between inappropriate eating habits and problematic alcohol use, cigarette and waterpipe dependence among male adolescents in Lebanon
it is important to investigate the relationship between disordered eating in male adolescents and smoking and alcohol consumption as they are risk factors to other diseases as well. For example, high levels of... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jana Berro, Marwan Akel, Souheil Hallit and Sahar Obeid Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Low engagement in HIV services and progress through the treatment cascade among key populations living with HIV in Mozambique: alarming gaps in knowledge of status
Mozambique has a generalized HIV epidemic of 13.5% among the general population. Early modeling exercises in Mozambique estimate that key populations (KP), defined as men who have sex with men (MSM), female se... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Makini A. S. Boothe, Isabel Sathane, Cynthia Sem á Baltazar, Noela Chicuecue, Roberta Horth, Erika Fazito and Henry F. Raymond Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The role of sexual compulsivity in unprotected intercourse among STI patients in Shanghai, China
Sexual compulsivity (SC) and its relationship with unprotected intercourse (UI) have long been an intriguing topic, but its existential meaning in the management of public health or, more precisely, sexually t... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yang Ni, Hengan Liu, Ruijie Gong, Mei Shi, Shuxian Zhang, Suping Wang and Yong Cai Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Assessment of surveillance core and support functions regarding neglected tropical diseases in Kenya
Effective surveillance and response systems are vital to achievement of disease control and elimination goals. Kenya adopted the revised guidelines of the integrated disease surveillance and response system in... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Arthur K. S. Ng ’etich, Kuku Voyi and Clifford M. Mutero Tags: Research article Source Type: research

COVID-19 preventive behaviors and influencing factors in the Iranian population; a web-based survey
COVID19 is a respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus. As there has been no definitive treatment for the disease so far, the only way to control the spread is to break the chain of infection. Our stud... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mojgan Firouzbakht, Shabnam Omidvar, Saeedeh Firouzbakht and Arman Asadi-Amoli Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Empowerment and health care access barriers among currently married women in Myanmar
Although Myanmar is moving to attain UHC in 2030, health care utilization indicators are still low, especially among women. Women ’s health outcomes are determined by the lack of access to health care, and many... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nang Mie Mie Htun, Zar Lwin Hnin and Win Khaing Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: Pandemic has'calamitous impact' on England's hospitals
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic (Source: New Scientist - Health)
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This special issue of International Health News Brief focuses on preparations for rolling out COVID-19 vaccinations, strengthening safeguards for patients and providers, and accelerating economic recovery from the pandemic.         (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roosa Tikkanen, Molly FitzGerald, Katharine Fields, Reginald D. Williams II Source Type: research

Predictors of resignation and sick leave after cancer diagnosis among Japanese breast cancer survivors: a cross-sectional study
In Japan, 55.5% of breast cancer survivors (BCSs) are of working age, so various perspectives regarding return to work (RTW) after cancer diagnosis need to be considered. Therefore, this study aimed to clarify... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kiyomi Mitsui, Motoki Endo, Yuya Imai, Yuito Ueda, Hiroko Ogawa, Go Muto, Yan Yan, Gautam A. Deshpande, Yasuhisa Terao, Satoru Takeda, Takeshi Tanigawa, Katsuji Nishimura, Kazuhiko Hayashi, Mitsue Saito and Akatsuki Kokaze Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Clustering of health-related behaviours within children aged 11 –16: a systematic review
We aimed to systematically review and synthesise evidence on the clustering of a broad range of health-related behaviours amongst 11 –16 year olds. (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Victoria Whitaker, Melissa Oldham, Jennifer Boyd, Hannah Fairbrother, Penny Curtis, Petra Meier and John Holmes Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Ethnic disparities in stillbirth risk in Yunnan, China: a prospective cohort study, 2010-2018
This study was to determine whether exist ethnic disparities in stillbirth risk ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yanpeng Wu, Jianhong Pan, Dong Han, Lixin Li, Yanfei Wu, Rui Liao, Zijie Liu, Dingyun You, Pingyan Chen and Ying Wu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Mask use among pedestrians during the Covid-19 pandemic in Southwest Iran: an observational study on 10,440 people
This study aims to estimate the prevalence of face mask usage and inve... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zahra Rahimi, Gholam Abbas Shirali, Marzieh Araban, Mohammad javad Mohammadi and Bahman Cheraghian Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Can adopting skin cancer preventive behaviors among seafarers be increased via a theory-based mobile phone-based text message intervention? A randomized clinical trial
This study aimed to determine the efficacy of a mobile phone-based text message intervention in adopting skin cancer prevent... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Esmat Heydari, Tahereh Dehdari and Mahnaz Solhi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

You can boost a vaccine ’s effect with good moods and good friends
A positive outlook, even just on the day of receiving a vaccine, as well as strong social ties and a happy relationship can help increase antibodies made in response to a shot (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Second Spring review: A brave film about agency and cognitive decline
In Second Spring, an archaeologist who has developed a lesser-known form of dementia that alters her personality, unmasks her new life – to the dismay of friends and family (Source: New Scientist - Health)
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Is the UK right to delay the second dose of the covid-19 vaccines?
To vaccinate more people quickly, the UK is making people wait up to three months for a booster shot rather than the few weeks tested in trials. Here's what the evidence says about the situation (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Warnings of huge new spike in US covid-19 cases as UK variant spreads
The faster spreading coronavirus variant has officially reached nine US states and could soon cause a massive surge in covid-19 cases that makes the post-holiday spike look minimal, expert warns (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

UK government won ’t say if it has ethnicity data for covid-19 shots
Demographic data about vaccination programmes could reveal problems early on. So far, no figures about ethnicity have been released in England, even though people from BAME backgrounds are at greater risk from covid-19 (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: UK records worst year for excess deaths since 1940
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Australia clamps down in response to cases of UK coronavirus variant
Australian authorities have responded to the first case of the UK coronavirus variant escaping quarantine hotels with a swift lockdown and additional measures in a bid to prevent an outbreak (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Simulating preventative testing of SARS-CoV-2 in schools: policy implications
School testing for SARS-CoV-2 infection has become an important policy and planning issue as schools were reopened after the summer season and as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Decisions to test or not to te... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ali Asgary, Monica Gabriela Cojocaru, Mahdi M. Najafabadi and Jianhong Wu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Physical activity in an air-polluted environment: behavioral, psychological and neuroimaging protocol for a prospective cohort study (Healthy Aging in Industrial Environment study – Program 4)
Air pollution has been linked to increased mortality and morbidity. The Program 4 of the Healthy Aging in Industrial Environment study investigates whether the health and wellbeing benefits of physical activit... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: S. Elavsky, V. Janda čková, L. Knapová, V. Vašendová, M. Sebera, B. Kaštovská, D. Blaschová, J. Kühnová, R. Cimler, D. Vilímek, T. Bosek, J. Koenig and D. Jandačka Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Linking political exposures to child and maternal health outcomes: a realist review
Conceptual and theoretical links between politics and public health are longstanding. Internationally comparative systematic review evidence has shown links between four key political exposures – the welfare s... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maxwell S. Barnish, Si Ying Tan, Araz Taeihagh, Michelle T ørnes, Rebecca V. H. Nelson-Horne and G. J. Melendez-Torres Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The spread of COVID-19 outbreak in the first 120  days: a comparison between Nigeria and seven other countries
COVID-19 is an emerging public health emergency of international concern. The trajectory of the global spread is worrisome, particularly in heavily populated countries such as Nigeria. The study objective was ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ayo Stephen Adebowale, Adeniyi F. Fagbamigbe, Joshua O. Akinyemi, Olalekan K. Obisesan, Emmanuel J. Awosanya, Rotimi F. Afolabi, Selim A. Alarape and Sunday O. Obabiyi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A digital lifestyle behaviour change intervention for the prevention of type 2 diabetes: a qualitative study exploring intuitive engagement with real-time glucose and physical activity feedback
Mobile health technologies have advanced to now allow monitoring of the acute physiological responses to lifestyle behaviours. Our aim was to explore how people engaged with real-time feedback on their physica... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maxine E. Whelan, Francesca Denton, Claire L. A. Bourne, Andrew P. Kingsnorth, Lauren B. Sherar, Mark W. Orme and Dale W. Esliger Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: England is facing ‘worst weeks of this pandemic’
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

The UK may struggle to hit its covid-19 vaccine target – here's why
UK prime minister Boris Johnson has set a target of 15 February by which 13.9 million people in high-priority groups should be vaccinated against covid-19, but manufacturing, safety checks and distribution logistics will make that difficult (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Healing, surviving, or dying? – projecting the German future disease burden using a Markov illness-death model
In view of the upcoming demographic transition, there is still no clear evidence on how increasing life expectancy will affect future disease burden, especially regarding specific diseases. In our study, we pr... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Valeska Milan, Stefan Fetzer and Christian Hagist Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Toward patient-centered tuberculosis preventive treatment: preferences for regimens and formulations in Lima, Peru
To ensure patient-centered tuberculosis preventive treatment, it is important to consider factors that make it easier for patients to complete treatment. However, there is little published literature about pat... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Courtney M. Yuen, Ana K. Millones, Jerome T. Galea, Daniela Puma, Judith Jimenez, Leonid Lecca, Mercedes C. Becerra and Salmaan Keshavjee Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Can a multi-level intervention approach, combining behavioural disciplines, novel technology and incentives increase physical activity at population-level?
Despite a global call for action and growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCD) associated with physical inactivity, effective interventions to increase community-wide physical activity (PA) remain few.... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ling Chew, Isabel Tavitian-Exley, Nicole Lim and Alice Ong Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A randomized control trial to test a peer support group approach for reducing social isolation and depression among female Mexican immigrants
Female Mexican Immigrants (FMIs) experience high rates of depression compared with other populations. For this population, depression is often exacerbated by social isolation associated with the experience of ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Janet Page-Reeves, Cristina Murray-Krezan, Lidia Regino, Jackie Perez, Molly Bleecker, Daniel Perez, Bill Wagner, Susan Tigert, Elaine L. Bearer and Cathleen E. Willging Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Anxiety amongst physicians during COVID-19: cross-sectional study in Pakistan
In this study, we aim to identify the determinants of anxiety in physicians on duty in coronavirus war... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Qaisar Khalid Mahmood, Sara Rizvi Jafree, Aisha Jalil, Syed Mujtaba Hasnain Nadir and Florian Fischer Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Exploring wealth-related inequalities in maternal and child health coverage in Latin America and the Caribbean
Maternal and child health have shown important advances in the world in recent years. However, national averages indicators hide large inequalities in access and quality of care in population subgroups. We exp... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Manuel Colom é-Hidalgo, Juan Donado Campos and Ángel Gil de Miguel Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Self-rated health status in relation to aircraft noise exposure, noise annoyance or noise sensitivity: the results of a cross-sectional study in France
Noise is a major public health issue because of its negative impacts on health, including annoyance, sleep disturbance, cardiovascular diseases and altered cognitive performance among children. Self-rated heal... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cl émence BAUDIN, Marie LEFÈVRE, Patricia CHAMPELOVIER, Jacques LAMBERT, Bernard LAUMON and Anne-Sophie EVRARD Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Adolescent health literacy: factors effecting usage and expertise of digital health literacy among universities students in Pakistan
Electronic health tools are of little use if the intended user lacks the skills to effectively engage them. Engaging eHealth requires a skill set, or literacy, of its own. The present study is an effort to pro... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adnan Adil, Ahmed Usman, Nasir Mehmood Khan and Faria Ibad Mirza Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Working conditions and health status of 6,317 front line public health workers across five provinces in China during the COVID-19 epidemic: a cross-sectional study
Public health workers at the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) and primary health care institutes (PHIs) were among the main workers who implemented prevention, control, and contain... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jinghua Li, Jingdong Xu, Huan Zhou, Hua You, Xiaohui Wang, Yan Li, Yuan Liang, Shan Li, Lina Ma, Jing Zeng, Huanle Cai, Jinzhao Xie, Chenghao Pan, Chun Hao, Stuart Gilmour, Joseph Tak-fai Lau & hellip; Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Improved dynamics of sharing research findings in the COVID-19 epidemic compared with the SARS and Ebola epidemics
When a new or re-emergent pathogen, such as SARS-CoV-2, causes a major outbreak, rapid access to pertinent research findings is crucial for planning strategies and decision making. We researched whether the sp... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Javad Khanali, Mohammad-Reza Malekpour and Ali-Asghar Kolahi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: Major incident declared in London as virus cases surge
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Qualitative, longitudinal exploration of coping strategies and factors facilitating infant and young child feeding practices among mothers in rural Rwanda
Mothers in low-income countries face many challenges to appropriately feed their children in the first year such as poverty, food insecurity and high workloads. However, even in the lowest income families ther... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeanine Ahishakiye, Lenneke Vaandrager, Inge D. Brouwer and Maria Koelen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Healthcare access barriers for FARC ex-combatants in Colombia: qualitative perspectives from healthcare providers and FARC health promoters
Following the 2016 Peace Agreement with the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC), Colombia promised to reincorporate more than 13,000 guerrilla fighters into its healthcare system. Despite a subsidi... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher W. Reynolds, Leonar G. Aguiar, Christian Arbelaez, Carlos G ómez Restrepo, Andres Patiño, Heidy Carranza, Lindsey Pileika and Andrés Duarte Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Health care provided to recent asylum-seeking and non-asylum-seeking pediatric patients in 2016 and 2017 at a Swiss tertiary hospital - a retrospective study
Asylum-seeking children represent an increasing and vulnerable group of patients whose health needs are largely unmet. Data on the health care provision to asylum-seeking children in European contexts is scarc... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Julia Brandenberger, Christian Pohl, Florian Vogt, Thorkild Tyllesk är and Nicole Ritz Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 positive cases beyond health-care professionals or social and health-care facilities
During the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 in Italy, infection among health-care professionals and in the context of welfare and health-care facilities was a significant concern. It is known that the elderly or those w... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Giovanna Deiana, Antonio Azara, Marco Dettori, Fiorenzo Delogu, Gavino Vargiu, Isabella Gessa, Antonella Arghittu, Marcello Tidore, Giorgio Steri and Paolo Castiglia Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Adverse childhood experiences and health among indigenous persons experiencing homelessness
Current literature has established that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are associated with the onset of a variety of physical, mental, and behavioural illnesses. However, there are few studies that have ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eric Smith, Katrina Milaney, Rita I. Henderson and Lyndon Crowshoe Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effects of Asian dust-derived particulate matter on ST-elevation myocardial infarction: retrospective, time series study
Dust storms affect human health by impairing visibility and promoting interactions with microscopic organisms, such as bacteria and fungi. Although ST-elevation MI (STEMI) and non-ST-elevation MI (NSTEMI) diff... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Suji Lee, Whanhee Lee, Eunil Lee, Myung Ho Jeong, Seung-Woon Rha, Chong-Jin Kim, Shung Chull Chae, Hyo-Soo Kim, Hyeon-Cheol Gwon and Ho Kim Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Sex differences and psychological stress: responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in China
About 83,000 COVID-19 patients were confirmed in China up to May 2020. Amid the well-documented threats to physical health, the effects of this public health crisis - and the varied efforts to contain its spre... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shiyan Yan, Rui Xu, Terry D. Stratton, Voyko Kavcic, Dan Luo, Fengsu Hou, Fengying Bi, Rong Jiao, Kangxing Song and Yang Jiang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Two children with cancer may have acquired tumour cells before birth
Two boys with lung cancer in Japan acquired the tumour cells from their mothers during or shortly before birth – an incredibly rare way of developing the disease (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Covid-19 ’s many unknowns are what make it so tricky to beat
The coronavirus is a riddle on many levels, but what we do know is that the time for underestimating it is over (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Five reasons the covid-19 pandemic has been such a nightmare
Humans have faced pandemics before, but some unusual features of covid-19 and modern society have conspired to create the perfect storm this time (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research