Individual quality of life and the environment – towards a concept of livable areas for persons with disabilities in Poland
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities [1] highlights the need to create proper socioeconomic and political conditions for persons with disabilities, with a special focus on thei... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Izabela Grabowska, Rados ław Antczak, Jan Zwierzchowski and Tomasz Panek Tags: Research Source Type: research

Impact of the COVID-19 crisis on work and private life, mental well-being and self-rated health in German and Swiss employees: a cross-sectional online survey
The COVID-19 crisis has radically changed the way people live and work. While most studies have focused on prevailing negative consequences, potential positive shifts in everyday life have received less attent... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Martin Tu šl, Rebecca Brauchli, Philipp Kerksieck and Georg Friedrich Bauer Tags: Research Source Type: research

Breastfeeding knowledge of mothers in protracted crises: the Gaza Strip example
The protection and support of breastfeeding is the most effective intervention to prevent child morbidity and mortality especially in humanitarian crisis. (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Iellamo Alessandro, Emily Monaghan, Samar A. L. Moghany, Jonathan Latham and Nihal Nassereddin Tags: Research in practice Source Type: research

Understanding cardiovascular disease in day-to-day living for African people: a qualitative metasynthesis
Globally, cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for 45% of all chronic non-communicable disease deaths and 31% of all deaths. CVD has remained the primary cause of death in the world for the past fifteen years... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Seifu Nigussie Tulu, Nasser Al Salmi and Jacqueline Jones Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Assessment of the core and support functions of the integrated disease surveillance and response system in Zanzibar, Tanzania
Disease surveillance is a cornerstone of outbreak detection and control. Evaluation of a disease surveillance system is important to ensure its performance over time. The aim of this study was to assess the pe... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Fatma Saleh, Jovin Kitau, Flemming Konradsen, Leonard E. G. Mboera and Karin L. Schi øler Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: Infections in England at lowest level in 7 months
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 - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Association of source country gender inequality with experiencing assault and poor mental health among young female immigrants to Ontario, Canada
Gender inequality varies across countries and is associated with poor outcomes including violence against women and depression. Little is known about the relationship of source county gender inequality and poo... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Lebenbaum, Therese A. Stukel, Natasha Ruth Saunders, Hong Lu, Marcelo Urquia, Paul Kurdyak and Astrid Guttmann Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Factors associated with sexually transmitted infections among care-seeking adults in the African Cohort Study
We describe STI prevalence and identify factors associated... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Semwogerere, Nicole Dear, Joshua Tunnage, Domonique Reed, Hannah Kibuuka, Francis Kiweewa, Michael Iroezindu, Emmanuel Bahemana, Jonah Maswai, John Owuoth, Trevor A. Crowell, Julie A. Ake, Christina S. Polyak and Allahna Esber Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Human cells grown in monkey embryos raise ethical concerns
Human-monkey chimeras produced by implanting human stem cells in macaque embryos could be used to study how cells develop, but some ethicists have raised concerns (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Long-term body mass index changes in overweight and obese adults and the risk of heart failure, cardiovascular disease and mortality: a cohort study of over 260,000 adults in the UK
Although obesity is a well-recognised risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), the impact of long-term body mass index (BMI) changes in overweight or obese adults, on the risk of heart failure, CVD and mo... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Barbara Iyen, Stephen Weng, Yana Vinogradova, Ralph K. Akyea, Nadeem Qureshi and Joe Kai Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Workplace flexibility important for part-time sick leave selection —an exploratory cross-sectional study of long-term sick listed in Norway
Part-time sick leave (PTSL) where sick-listed individuals work a percentage corresponding to their remaining work capabilities is often used to promote return to work. The effects of PTSL are uncertain due to ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Martin Inge Standal, Odin Hjemdal, Lene Aasdahl, Vegard Stolsmo Foldal, Roar Johnsen, Egil Andreas Fors and Roger Hagen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Are people aware of the link between alcohol and different types of Cancer?
Alcohol consumption is causally linked to several different types of cancer, including breast, liver, and colorectal cancer. While prior studies have found low awareness of the overall alcohol-cancer link, few... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Collin M. Calvert, Traci Toomey and Rhonda Jones-Webb Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Determinants of work capacity (predicted VO2max) in non-pregnant women of reproductive age living in rural India
The negative impact of anemia on work capacity has been studied extensively in male and female workers; however, the simultaneous contributions of confounding variables such as physical activity, as well as ot... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Loretta DiPietro, Jeffrey Bingenheimer, Sameera A. Talegawkar, Erica Sedlander, Hagere Yilma, Pratima Pradhan and Rajiv Rimal Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The epidemiological trends in the burden of lung cancer attributable to PM2.5 exposure in China
PM2.5, which is a major contributor to air pollution, has large effects on lung cancer mortality. We want to analyse the long-term trends in lung cancer burden attributable to PM2.5 exposure and provide evidence ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Xiaomei Wu, Bo Zhu, Jin Zhou, Yifei Bi, Shuang Xu and Baosen Zhou Tags: Research article Source Type: research

How to keep your brain healthy: The 7 things you should do every day
Keeping your brain in good shape will not only stave off mental decline, but can also improve your relationships and boost your well-being – and it's never too late to make a difference (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

We have overlooked a crucial cause of the world's nutrition crisis
Attempts to tackle undernutition in children around the world often overlook an important part of the puzzle, says Priti Parikh (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

How a return to offices after covid-19 lockdown affects mental health
Returning to work in offices brings concerns over office socialising and using public transport, but working together brings mental health benefits too (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

5 steps to make offices as coronavirus-proof as possible
Good ventilation is one of the most effective measures offices can take to stop the spread of coronavirus, while relying on people to change their behaviour should be a last resort (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Prevalence and factors associated with alcohol consumption among persons with diabetes in Kampala, Uganda: a cross sectional study
The prevalence of diabetes has been rising increasing rapidly in middle- and low-income countries. In Africa, the World Health Organization projections anticipate diabetes mellitus to be the seventh leading ca... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maki Sifa Salama, Jonh Bosco Isunju, Salama Kaishusha David, Fiston Muneza, Sylvester Ssemanda and Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Occupational lifting and risk of hypertension, stratified by use of anti-hypertensives and age - a cross-sectional and prospective cohort study
Heavy occupational lifting is prevalent in the general working population and is sparsely reported to associate with hypertension, especially among older and hypertensive workers. We investigated if heavy occu... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mette Korsh øj, Harald Hannerz, Ruth Frikke-Schmidt, Jacob L. Marott, Peter Schnohr, Els Clays and Andreas Holtermann Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The effect of cognition and affect on preventive behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional study in China
The global outbreak of COVID-19 has become an international public health crisis. Specific antiviral treatments for COVID-19 are not yet available, and prevention is of particular importance to fight the virus... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Fei Shen, Chen Min, Ye Lu and Yajie Chu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Modeling of suppression and mitigation interventions in the COVID-19 epidemics
The global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has become the most fundamental threat to human health. In the absence of vaccines and effective therapeutical solutions, non-pharmaceutic intervention has become a m... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yuexing Han, Zeyang Xie, Yike Guo and Bing Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effect modification by workplace social capital on the association between depression and workplace and family stress: the Japanese civil servant study
Mental health problems among workers have become an issue in Japan. The working environment for civil servants is becoming excessively stressful, and there is a need to prevent the onset of depression. In addi... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nobue Nakahori, Michikazu Sekine, Takashi Tatsuse and Masaaki Yamada Tags: Research article Source Type: research

What causes the rare blood clots linked with some covid-19 vaccines?
Johnson& Johnson covid-19 vaccines have been paused in the US after rare reports of blood clots, similar to those linked with the AstraZeneca vaccine in other countries. Could the cause of the clots be the same? (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: One vaccine dose produces strong response in over-80s
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 - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

India sees record surges in cases due to coronavirus variants
India's daily coronavirus cases are currently the highest in the world, with modelling suggesting the country's total tally could be close to 450 million (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: US authorities call for Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause
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 - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

How good are the coronavirus vaccines at blocking transmission?
Some covid-19 vaccines seem to excel at stopping the virus spreading as well as preventing disease, but vaccines alone still might not be enough to achieve herd immunity (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Outbreak response operations during the US measles epidemic, 2017 –19
To understand operational challenges involved with responding to US measles outbreaks in 2017 –19 and identify applicable lessons in order to inform preparedness and response operations for future outbreaks, pa... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elena K. Martin, Matthew P. Shearer, Marc Trotochaud and Jennifer B. Nuzzo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A systematic review of health sector responses to the coincidence of disasters and COVID-19
In December 2019, the Chinese city of Wuhan reported a novel pneumonia caused by COVID-19. While the COVID-19 pandemic has been increasingly affecting the world, the occurrence of disasters resulted in complex... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanaz Sohrabizadeh, Shiva Yousefian, Amirhosein Bahramzadeh and Mohammad Hossein Vaziri Tags: Research Source Type: research

Fasting serum potassium and long-term mortality in healthy men
We examined whether serum le... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ragnhild S. Falk, Trude Eid Robsahm, Jan Erik Paulsen, Tanja Stocks, Isabel Drake and Trond Heir Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Developing and testing of an interactive internet-based intervention to reduce sexual harm of sexualised drug use ( ‘chemsex’) among men who have sex with men in Hong Kong: a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
Sexualised drug use, known as ‘chemsex’ or ‘chemfun,’ is the practice of intentionally using illicit drugs before or during sexual activates to enhance sexual arousal and pleasure. International and local data... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Edmond P. H. Choi, Pui Hing Chau, William C. W. Wong, Jojo Y. Y. Kowk, Kitty W. Y. Choi and Eric P. F. Chow Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Problems after flight: understanding and comparing Syrians ’ perspectives in the Middle East and Europe
Syrian refugees and asylum seekers (SRAs) face multiple stressors after flight, which may vary due to different geographic, economic, cultural and socio-political contexts in the host countries. Past research ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrea Drescher, Nikolai Kiselev, Aemal Akhtar, Ceren Acarturk, Richard A. Bryant, Zeynep Ilkkursun, Roland von K änel, Kenneth E. Miller, Monique C. Pfaltz, Matthis Schick, Ulrich Schnyder, Marit Sijbrandij, Julia Spaaij and Naser Morina Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The impact of COVID-19-related changes in media consumption on public knowledge: results of a cross-sectional survey of Pennsylvania adults
This study investigates the relationship between most trusted information source and COVID-19 knowledge.METHODS: A cross-sectional online survey was sent to a convenience sample from a list of adults on a central Pennsylvania health system's marketing database 25-31 March 2020. Respondents were grouped by their trusted news sources and comparison of respondent COVID-19 knowledge was made between these groups for 5948 respondents.RESULTS: Those who selected government health websites as their most trusted source were more likely to answer COVID-19 questions correctly than those who selected other internet news sources or te...
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - April 12, 2021 Category: Research Authors: Surav Man Sakya Lauren Jodi Van Scoy John C Garman Erin L Miller Bethany Snyder Emily Wasserman Vernon M Chinchilli Robert P Lennon Source Type: research

Age-dependence of healthcare interventions for COVID-19 in Ontario, Canada
Patient age is one of the most salient clinical indicators of risk from COVID-19. Age-specific distributions of known SARS-CoV-2 infections and COVID-19-related deaths are available for many regions. Less atte... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Irena Papst, Michael Li, David Champredon, Benjamin M. Bolker, Jonathan Dushoff and David J. D. Earn Tags: Research article Source Type: research

When lockdown policies amplify social inequalities in COVID-19 infections: evidence from a cross-sectional population-based survey in France
Significant differences in COVID-19 incidence by gender, class and race/ethnicity are recorded in many countries in the world. Lockdown measures, shown to be effective in reducing the number of new cases, may ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nathalie Bajos, Florence Jusot, Ariane Pailh é, Alexis Spire, Claude Martin, Laurence Meyer, Nathalie Lydié, Jeanna-Eve Franck, Marie Zins and Fabrice Carrat Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Barriers and coping mechanisms to accessing healthcare during the COVID-19 lockdown: a cross-sectional survey among patients with chronic diseases in rural Rwanda
Large scale physical distancing measures and movement restrictions imposed to contain COVID-19, often referred to as ‘lockdowns’, abruptly and ubiquitously restricted access to routine healthcare services. This s... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - April 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alphonse Nshimyiryo, Dale A. Barnhart, Vincent K. Cubaka, Jean Marie Vianney Dusengimana, Symaque Dusabeyezu, Deogratias Ndagijimana, Grace Umutesi, Cyprien Shyirambere, Nadine Karema, Joel M. Mubiligi and Fredrick Kateera Tags: Research Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: EU drugs regulator reviewing Johnson & Johnson vaccine
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 - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Are need for affect and cognition culture dependent? Implications for global public health campaigns: a cross-sectional study
Cultural differences in affective and cognitive intrinsic motivation could pose challenges for global public health campaigns, which use cognitive or affective goals to evoke desired attitudes and proactive he... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Min Zhang, Bei Zhu, Chunlan Yuan, Chao Zhao, Jiaofeng Wang, Qingwei Ruan, Chao Han, Zhijun Bao, Jie Chen, Kevin ( Vin) Arceneaux, Ryan Vander Wielen and Greg J. Siegle Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Associations between dietary patterns and anaemia in 6- to 23-month-old infants in central South China
Anaemia is prevalent in children. Therefore, this study examined the association between dietary patterns and anaemia among children in central South China. (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shao-hui Zou, Yuan Liu, Ai-bing Zheng and Zhi Huang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Multimorbidity and leisure-time physical activity over the life course: a population-based birth cohort study
We aimed to test which life course model best described the association between leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) and multimorbidity at age 55. We analyzed data from birth to age 55 using the database from... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Natan Feter, Jayne S. Leite, Daniel Umpierre, Eduardo L. Caputo and Airton J. Rombaldi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A longitudinal study on emotional distress among local government staff seven years after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in China
The current study examined the change in local government staff ’s emotional distress over 7 years after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, and the influence of earthquake exposure and professional quality of life (... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yunge Fan, Lili Guan, Hu Xiang, Xianmei Yang, Guoping Huang, Wenhong Cheng, Yongbiao Xie, Xiuzhen Wang, Guangming Liang, Ming He, Ruiru Wang, Jia Hu, Menglin Liu, Xiaojie Mou, Baoming Wu, Hong Ma & hellip; Tags: Research article Source Type: research

One “misunderstood” health issue: demonstrating and communicating the safety of influenza a vaccination in pregnancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) makes certain recommendations including the annual influenza vaccination of pregnant and pre-pregnant women during influenza (flu) season with an ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Qing Chun Lu, Tie Yun Zhang, Pravesh Kumar Bundhun and Cheng Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: Italy, Spain, Belgium limit use of AstraZeneca vaccine
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 - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Fighting mosquito bite during a crisis: capabilities of Florida mosquito control districts during the COVID-19 pandemic
The stay-at-home orders imposed in early April 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in various states complicated mosquito control activities across the United States (US), and Florida was no exception. Mosquito ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Imelda K. Moise, Lola R. Ortiz-Whittingham, Vincent Omachonu, Marah Clark and Rui-De Xue Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Health literacy and health outcomes in China ’s floating population: mediating effects of health service
The floating population in China consists primarily of internal immigrants and represents a typical health vulnerable group. Poor health literacy has recently become an obstacle in the accessibility and utiliz... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hai-YanYu, Wei-Ling Wu, Lin-Wei Yu and Lei Wu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

What do the general public believe about the causes, prognosis and best management strategies for low back pain? A cross-sectional study
Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common reasons for seeking health care and is costly to the health care system. Recent evidence has shown that LBP care provided by many providers is divergent from guide... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Hall, Danielle Coombs, Helen Richmond, Krystal Bursey, Brad Furlong, Rebecca Lawrence and Steven J. Kamper Tags: Research article Source Type: research