Myocarditis is more common after covid-19 infection than vaccination
A preliminary study suggests that, among those most likely to develop myocarditis, the heart condition is six times more likely to occur after having covid-19 than after getting vaccinated (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - August 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Countries are mixing and matching vaccines to tackle the delta variant
Amid concerns over the efficacy of the Sinovac and Sinopharm vaccines, many countries are starting to use other vaccines as booster shots (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - August 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Study of how genes influence menopause may improve fertility treatment
Study of how genes influence menopause could improve fertility treatments, research in mice suggests (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - August 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Trends in the association between educational assortative mating, infant and child mortality in Nigeria
Existing knowledge has established the connection between maternal education and child survival, but little is known about how educational assortative mating (EAM), relates to childhood mortality. We attempt t... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tolulope Ariyo and Quanbao Jiang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Japan extends emergency measures as covid-19 spikes during Olympics
Tokyo is seeing a record-breaking rise in covid-19 cases as thousands of athletes and coaches fly in from around the world for the postponed 2020 Olympic games (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

People living in dense UK cities are more likely to feel lonely
People who live in dense urban areas, particularly those with closely packed apartments, are more likely to experience loneliness and isolation, a large-scale study of UK cities has found (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

The COVID-19 pandemic in francophone West Africa: from the first cases to responses in seven countries
In early March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic hit West Africa. In response, countries in the region quickly set up crisis management committees and implemented drastic measures to stem the spread of the SARS-CoV-... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: E. Bonnet, O. Bodson, F. Le Marcis, A. Faye, N. E. Sambieni, F. Fournet, F. Boyer, A. Coulibaly, K. Kadio, F. B. Diongue and V. Ridde Tags: Research article Source Type: research

“Friendly reminder: hi! It is that time again ☺”: understanding PMTCT care text message design preferences amongst pre- and post-partum women and their male partners
Prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) services in Kenya can be strengthened through the delivery of relevant and culturally appropriate SMS messages. (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Natabhona M. Mabachi, Melinda Brown, Catherine Wexler, Kathy Goggin, May Maloba, Dama Olungae, Brad Gautney and Sarah Finocchario-Kessler Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Exploring the importance of diversified physical activities in early childhood for later motor competence and physical activity level: a seven-year longitudinal study
Research indicates that childhood motor competence (MC) can predict physical activity (PA) levels later in life and it has been argued that frequently engaging in a wide diversity of physical activities will e... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paulina S. Melby, Peter Elsborg, Glen Nielsen, Rodrigo A. Lima, Peter Bentsen and Lars B. Andersen Tags: Research Source Type: research

Retention in HIV care and associated factors among youths aged 15 –24 years in rural southwestern Uganda
Retention in HIV care contributes to antiretroviral therapy adherence, which is a key factor for improved treatment outcomes and prevention of drug resistance. However, HIV treatment among the youths is charac... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Moses Muwanguzi, Henry Mark Lugobe, Elastus Ssemwanga, Allan Phillip Lule, Elizabeth Atwiine, Vincent Kirabira, Ann K. Stella, Scholastic Ashaba and Godfrey Zari Rukundo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Determinants of perceived health and unmet healthcare needs in universal healthcare systems with high gender equality
Patient attitudes about health and healthcare have emerged as important outcomes to assess in clinical studies. Gender is increasingly recognized as an intersectional social construct that may influence health... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina P. Tadiri, Teresa Gisinger, Alexandra Kautzky-Willer, Karolina Kublickiene, Maria Trinidad Herrero, Colleen M. Norris, Valeria Raparelli and Louise Pilote Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: Pregnant women in England urged to get vaccinated
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 - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

The impact of COVID-19 quarantine on dietary habits and physical activity in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced governments around the world to impose strict hygiene and national lockdown measures, which in turn has changed the dietary and lifestyle habits of the world ’s population. Thus... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Manar Abduljalil Bakhsh, Jomana Khawandanah, Rouba Khalil Naaman and Shoug Alashmali Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A longitudinal study of suicide and suicide attempt in northwest of Iran: incidence, predictors, and socioeconomic status and the role of sociocultural status
A detailed community-level understanding of socioeconomic status (SES) and sociocultural status (SCS) of suicides and suicide attempters (SAs) in a prospective design could have significant implications for po... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ali Fakhari, Mostafa Farahbakhsh, Elham Davtalab Esmaeili and Hosein Azizi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: Daily new cases in the UK rise to 31,117
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 - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Parents' second-hand marijuana smoke may cause colds in children
Children whose parents smoke or vape cannabis appear to get slightly more respiratory infections, such as colds and flu, than those whose parents just smoke tobacco or don't smoke at all (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Association between temperature exposure and cognition: a cross-sectional analysis of 20,687 aging adults in the United States
Older adults are particularly vulnerable to the adverse health effects of extreme temperature-related events. A growing body of literature highlights the importance of the natural environment, including air po... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anam M. Khan, Jessica M. Finlay, Philippa Clarke, Ketlyne Sol, Robert Melendez, Suzanne Judd and Carina J. Gronlund Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Incidence and predictors of hospital readmission in children presenting with severe anaemia in Uganda and Malawi: a secondary analysis of TRACT trial data
Severe anaemia (haemoglobin (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roisin Connon, Elizabeth C. George, Peter Olupot-Olupot, Sarah Kiguli, George Chagaluka, Florence Alaroker, Robert O. Opoka, Ayub Mpoya, Kevin Walsh, Charles Engoru, Julius Nteziyaremye, Macpherson Mallewa, Neil Kennedy, Margaret Nakuya, Cate Namayanja, E Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Hypertension in women: the role of adolescent childbearing
Adolescent childbearing is associated with various health risks to the mother and child, and potentially with adverse socioeconomic outcomes. However, little is known about the role of adolescent childbearing ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Biplab K. Datta, Muhammad J. Husain and Deliana Kostova Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Feasibility, acceptability, concerns, and challenges of implementing supervised injection services at a specialty HIV hospital in Toronto, Canada: perspectives of people living with HIV
Substance use significantly impacts health and healthcare of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV), especially their ability to remain in hospital following admission. Supervised injection services (SIS) reduce ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine Rudzinski, Jessica Xavier, Adrian Guta, Soo Chan Carusone, Kenneth King, J. Craig Phillips, Sarah Switzer, Bill O ’Leary, Rosalind Baltzer Turje, Scott Harrison, Karen de Prinse, Joanne Simons and Carol Strike Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Development and psychometric testing of the ‘barriers to physical activity during pregnancy scale’ (BPAPS)
Pregnancy can affect the amount of physical activity that women engage in, so ensuring adequate physical activity in pregnant women can be a challenge. Therefore, there is a need to explore and identify barrie... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Leila Amiri-Farahani, Katayon Ahmadi, Syedeh Batool Hasanpoor-Azghady and Sally Pezaro Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The UK has chosen a dangerous path out of the coronavirus pandemic
By easing restrictions while many people are only partially protected from the coronavirus, the UK is giving the virus lots of opportunity to find new ways to evade our immune systems (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Thin-air therapy: The unexpected medical benefits of hypoxia
Our organs and cells die without enough oxygen, but in some instances, hypoxia may actually hasten the healing process – and even help people to lose weight (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

UK conditions are ideal for evolving vaccine-resistant covid variants
Countries which are partially vaccinated and have high rates of infection find themselves in a dangerous period in which immunity-escaping covid-19 variants are most likely to emerge (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Determinants of multiple partner fertility among males in Uganda: a cross-sectional study
This study focused on identifying determinants of multiple partner fertility among males in Uganda. (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Douglas Andabati Candia and Ephraim Kisangala Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Chronic respiratory disease disparity between American Indian/Alaska Native and white populations, 2011 –2018
American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations have been disproportionately affected by chronic respiratory diseases for reasons incompletely understood. Past research into disease disparity using populatio... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kimberly G. Laffey, Alfreda D. Nelson, Matthew J. Laffey, Quynh Nguyen, Lincoln R. Sheets and Adam G. Schrum Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Mental health and wellbeing coordinators in primary schools to support student mental health: protocol for a quasi-experimental cluster study
Half of mental health disorders begin before the age of 14, highlighting the importance of prevention and early-intervention in childhood. Schools have been identified globally by policymakers as a platform to... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: S. Darling, G. Dawson, J. Quach, R. Smith, A. Perkins, A. Connolly, A. Smith, C. L. Moore, J. Ride and F. Oberklaid Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

The health implications of distrust in the food system: findings from the dimensions of trust in food systems scale (DOTIFS scale)
Consumer trust in food systems is essential for consumers, food industry, policy makers and regulators. Yet no comprehensive tool for measuring consumer trust in food systems exists. Similarly, the impact that... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emma Tonkin, Trevor Webb, Julie Henderson, Paul R. Ward, John Coveney, Samantha B. Meyer, Dean McCullum and Annabelle M. Wilson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Provider attitudes towards a brief behavioral intervention for sexual health in Moldova
Brief behavioral interventions are seen as an efficient way to improve knowledge, change behavior, and reduce provider stigma regarding sexual health. When grounded in evidence-based behavioral change techniqu... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stephenson, Galina Lesco, Viorel Babii, Andrei Luchian, Nataliia Bakunina, Ana Sofia De Vasconcelos, Karel Blondeel, Carlos F. C áceres, Renée A. Pitter, Nicholas Metheny, Tamar Goldenberg, James Kiarie and Igor Toskin Tags: Research Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 7986: Examining Social Media Crisis Communication during Early COVID-19 from Public Health and News Media for Quality, Content and Corresponding Public Sentiment
padopoulos Rising COVID-19 cases in Canada in early 2021, coupled with pervasive mis- and disinformation, demonstrate the critical relationship between effective crisis communication, trust, and risk protective measure adherence by the public. Trust in crisis communication is affected by the communication’s characteristics including transparency, timeliness, empathy, and clarity, as well as the source and communication channels used. Crisis communication occurs in a rhetorical arena where various actors, including public health, news media, and the public, are co-producing and responding to messages. Rhetorical a...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: MacKay Colangeli Gillis McWhirter Papadopoulos Tags: Article Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: Health leaders warn of pressure on NHS in England
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 - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Eight reasons why the UK's coronavirus cases appear to be falling
Official figures suggest that UK coronavirus infections have fallen for seven days in a row, but there are many explanations as to why it may not be a genuine drop (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Multilevel mixed effects analysis of individual and community level factors associated with modern contraceptive use among married women in Uganda
In spite of the universal right for women to decide freely for themselves when, and how many children they want to have in life, married women in Uganda are less likely to use modern contraceptives as compared... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ronald Wasswa, Allen Kabagenyi and Paulino Ariho Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Misclassification and characterization of exposure to humidifier disinfectants using a questionnaire
Lung disease caused by exposure to chemical substances such as polyhexamethylene guanidine (PHMG) used in humidifier disinfectants (HDs) has been identified in Korea. Several researchers reported that exposure... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hyeonsu Ryu, Yoon-Hyeong Choi, Eunchae Kim, Jinhyeon Park, Seula Lee, Jeonggyo Yoon, Eun-Kyung Jo, Youngtae Choe, Jung Heo and Wonho Yang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Qualitative perspectives of the North Carolina healthy food small retailer program among customers in participating stores located in food deserts
The North Carolina Healthy Food Small Retailer Program (NC HFSRP) was established through a policy passed by the state legislature to provide funding for small food retailers located in food deserts with the g... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, Stephanie B. Jilcott Pitts, Kathryn A. Boys, Jared T. McGuirt, Sheila Fleischhacker, Alice S. Ammerman, Nevin Johnson, Casey Kelley, Victoria E. Donadio, Ronny A. Bell and Melissa N. Laska Tags: Research Source Type: research

Using health impact assessment (HIA) to understand the wider health and well-being implications of policy decisions: the COVID-19 ‘staying at home and social distancing policy’ in Wales
Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is promoted as a decision-informing tool by public health and governmental agencies. HIA is beneficial when carried out as part of policy development but is also valuable as a me... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Liz Green, Kathryn Ashton, Sumina Azam, Mariana Dyakova, Timo Clemens and Mark A. Bellis Tags: Research Source Type: research

Increasing obesity odds among foreign-born New Yorkers are not explained by eating out, age at arrival, or duration of residence: results from NYC HANES 2004 and 2013/2014
Among the foreign-born in the United States (US) dietary acculturation and eating out may increase obesity risk. (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Margrethe F. Horlyck-Romanovsky and Sean J. Haley Tags: Research Source Type: research

The Group Nurturance Inventory — initial psychometric evaluation using Rasch and factor analysis
This paper describes the development and psychometric evaluation of a behavioral assessment instrument primarily intended for use with workgroups in any type of organization. The instrument was developed based... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Magnus Johansson and Anthony Biglan Tags: Research Source Type: research

A risk index for COVID-19 severity is associated with COVID-19 mortality in New York City
New York City (NYC) was the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, and is home to underserved populations with higher prevalence of chronic conditions that put them in danger of more serious infection. Little is ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - July 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Wil Lieberman-Cribbin, Naomi Alpert, Raja Flores and Emanuela Taioli Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Exploring differences in perceptions of child feeding practices between parents and health care professionals: a qualitative study
In this study, we explored child feeding practice in Aboriginal communiti... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Athira Rohit, Renae Kirkham, Leisa McCarthy, Valentina Puruntatameri, Louise Maple-Brown and Julie Brimblecombe Tags: Research article Source Type: research

E-health roadmap for COVID-19 vaccine coverage in Iran
Vaccination is the effective and long-term pharmacological solution to deal with COVID-19. Information technology (IT) and electronic immunization can be effective in accelerating and improving vaccine coverag... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elham Maserat, Leila Keikha, Somayeh Davoodi and Zeinab Mohammadzadeh Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander strengths based coaching program: a study protocol
Increasingly, strength-based approaches to health and wellbeing interventions with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are being explored. This is a welcome counter to deficit-based initiatives w... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alison Brown, Fiona Mensah, Graham Gee, Yin Paradies, Samantha French, Lea Waters, Kerry Arabena, Gregory Armstrong, Jan Nicholson, Stephanie J. Brown, Kelsey Hegarty, Rebecca Ritte, Kristy Meiselbach and Margaret Kelaher Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Reported sources of health inequities in Indigenous Peoples with chronic kidney disease: a systematic review of quantitative studies
To summarise the evidentiary basis related to causes of inequities in chronic kidney disease among Indigenous Peoples. (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tania Huria, Suzanne G. Pitama, Lutz Beckert, Jaquelyne Hughes, Nathan Monk, Cameron Lacey and Suetonia C. Palmer Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Sports participation of children and adolescents in Germany: disentangling the influence of parental socioeconomic status
This study analyzes how the parental socioeconomic status (SES) of children and adolescen... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lea Rittsteiger, Thomas Hinz, Doris Oriwol, Hagen W äsche, Claudia Santos-Hövener and Alexander Woll Tags: Research Source Type: research

Importance of pesticides for lethal poisoning in India during 1999 to 2018: a systematic review
Poisoning is a major problem in India. However, there is little systematic information on the key poisons responsible for most deaths by geographical area and over time. We aimed to review the literature to id... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ayanthi Karunarathne, Ashish Bhalla, Aastha Sethi, Uditha Perera and Michael Eddleston Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Seasonal modulation of antibody response to diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccination in infants: a cohort study in rural Gambia
In rural Gambia, rates of malnutrition and infection are higher during the annual rainy/ ‘hungry’ season (June–October) in comparison to the dry/‘harvest’ season (November–May). The effects of this seasonal pat... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sandra G. Okala, Momodou K. Darboe, Fatou Sosseh, Bakary Sonko, Tisbeh Faye-Joof, Andrew M. Prentice and Sophie E. Moore Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Socio-ecological influences of leisure-time physical activity among Nepalese adults: a qualitative study
With economic and social changes, participation in occupational and transport-related physical activity is declining among Nepalese adults, highlighting the growing importance of leisure-time physical activity... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susan Paudel, Alice J. Owen and Ben J. Smith Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Care-seeking and managing diabetes in rural Bangladesh: a mixed methods study
Type 2 diabetes mellitus poses a major health challenge worldwide and in low-income countries such as Bangladesh, however little is known about the care-seeking of people with diabetes. We sought to understand... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hannah Maria Jennings, Joanna Morrison, Kohenour Akter, Hassan Haghparast-Bidgoli, Carina King, Naveed Ahmed, Abdul Kuddus, Sanjit Kumar Shaha, Tasmin Nahar, Kishwar Azad and Edward Fottrell Tags: Research Source Type: research

Virtual roller coaster rides may help unravel causes of migraine
Brain scans show that a virtual ride on a roller coaster sets off altered brain cell activity related to dizziness and motion sickness in people who experience migraines (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

What life will be like now England's covid-19 restrictions have lifted
As restrictions lift in England, cases of covid-19 are set to surge. What will England's " dangerous experiment " mean for daily life, and what lessons can other countries learn? (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research