Covid-19 news: New cases in England up 167% since end of August
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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Your shoes could be increasing the risk of a painful foot condition
Shoes that raise the toes away from the ground make walking easier but weaken the foot, which might increase the risk of a painful condition called plantar fasciitis (Source: New Scientist - Health)
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Mortality rates due to respiratory tract diseases in Tehran, Iran during 2008 –2018: a spatiotemporal, cross-sectional study
This study aimed to investigate spatiotemporal patterns of mortality due to t... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elahe Pishgar, Zohre Fanni, Jamileh Tavakkolinia, Alireza Mohammadi, Behzad Kiani and Robert Bergquist Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Trends in the incidence of diabetes mellitus: results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 and implications for diabetes mellitus prevention
Diabetes mellitus is a common chronic disease and a severe public health issue. The incidence trends for type 1 diabetes (TIDM) and type 2 diabetes (T2DM) have rarely been studied on a global scale. We aimed t... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jinli Liu, Zhen-Hu Ren, Hua Qiang, Jine Wu, Mingwang Shen, Lei Zhang and Jun Lyu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effectiveness of a prevention program in the incidence of cardiovascular outcomes in a low-income population from Colombia: a real-world propensity score-matched cohort study
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and diabetes mellitus (DM) are among the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs) but evidence in these contexts regarding the effectiv... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pablo Miranda-Machado, Fernando Salcedo-Mej ía, Devian Parra-Padilla, Rusvelt Vargas-Moranth, Nelson Rafael Alvis-Zakzuk, Justo Paz-Wilches, Juan Fernández-Mercado, Fernando De la-Hoz Restrepo and Nelson Alvis-Guzmán Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Exploring health literacy in Wuhan, China: a cross-sectional analysis
In recent years, research on health literacy has become increasingly focused on the health care system and public health. This cross-sectional study aimed to investigate health literacy and analyse the risk fa... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Xin Mei, Qing Zhong, Gong Chen, Yuanxia Huang and Junlin Li Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Impact of temperature variability on childhood allergic rhinitis in a subtropical city of China
Many studies have shown an association of childhood respiratory diseases with short-term temperature variability such as diurnal temperature range (DTR) and temperature change between two neighboring days (TCN... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Xu Wang, Jian Cheng, Li Ling, Hong Su, Desheng Zhao and Hong Ni Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Influences on NHS Health Check behaviours: a systematic review
National Health Service Health Checks were introduced in 2009 to reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) risks and events. Since then, national evaluations have highlighted the need to maximise the programme ’s imp... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lou Atkins, Chryssa Stefanidou, Tim Chadborn, Katherine Thompson, Susan Michie and Fabi Lorencatto Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Apple ’s new watch has a blood oxygen monitor – what is it good for?
Apple's new Series 6 smart watch can measure blood oxygen levels, which could potentailly be useful to track the health of people already diagnosed with covid-19 or a range of other conditions, but more data is needed to confirm its accuracy (Source: New Scientist - Health)
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The covid-19 pandemic was predicted – here's how to stop the next one
Covid-19 isn't the first pandemic humanity has faced and it won't be the last. What has happened offers lessons about how to judge and respond to virus warnings in future (Source: New Scientist - Health)
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Covid-19 news: UK may ration community tests due to shortages
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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Five scientists tell us what happens next with the covid-19 pandemic
After nine months and a million deaths, we ask experts in the field whether they think we are over the worst of the pandemic and what the future looks like (Source: New Scientist - Health)
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Coronavirus death toll nears 1 million – how did we get here?
Despite a global health response, the coronavirus pandemic has claimed nearly a million lives since it first emerged in Wuhan, China. How did we get here? (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Scientists dismiss new claims that the coronavirus was made in a lab
A self-styled whistle-blower has claimed to have proof that the coronavirus was made in a Chinese government laboratory, but scientists say there is no evidence this is true (Source: New Scientist - Health)
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Correction to: Neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage is associated with multimorbidity in a geographically-defined community
An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article. (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alanna M. Chamberlain, Lila J. Finney Rutten, Patrick M. Wilson, Chun Fan, Cynthia M. Boyd, Debra J. Jacobson, Walter A. Rocca and Jennifer L. St Sauver Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Recycled aluminium cooking pots: a growing public health concern in poorly resourced countries
Lead exposure remains a significant public health problem, particularly in the informal sector. Recycling of scrap metal into artisanal pots is a growing concern in poorly resourced countries. Owing to the rel... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Angela Mathee and Ren ée Street Tags: Review Source Type: research

Impact of attitudes and beliefs on antiretroviral treatment adherence intention among HIV-positive pregnant and breastfeeding women in Zambia
The aim of this study was to investigate if attitudes or behavioral beliefs about antiretroviral therapy (ART) influence ART adherence intention among pregnant and breastfeeding women in Zambia. (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jerry John Nutor, Jaime C. Slaughter-Acey, Shannon P. Marquez, Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, Florence Momplaisir, Kelechi Elizabeth Oladimeji and Loretta S. Jemmott Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The mediation effect of contraceptive use and women ’s autonomy on the relationship between intimate partner violence and unintended pregnancy in Ethiopia
Intimate partner violence (IPV) affects one in every three women globally. Previous studies have revealed that women ’s experiences of different forms of IPV are significantly associated with a higher rate of u... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tenaw Yimer Tiruye, Melissa L. Harris, Catherine Chojenta, Elizabeth Holliday and Deborah Loxton Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: Testing shortages reported in England ’s virus hotspots
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 - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

The microbiome: How bacteria regulate your health. Science with Sam
Our video series Science with Sam explains how the community of microorganisms inside our bodies can keep us healthy or make us ill (Source: New Scientist - Health)
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The microbiome: How gut bacteria regulate our health
Our video series Science with Sam explains how the community of microorganisms inside our bodies can keep us healthy or make us ill (Source: New Scientist - Health)
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The PrEPARE Pretoria Project: protocol for a cluster-randomized factorial-design trial to prevent HIV with PrEP among adolescent girls and young women in Tshwane, South Africa
Despite increased prevention efforts, HIV remains the leading cause of death among adolescent girls and young women in South Africa. Although research indicates important determinants of HIV acquisition at the... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Wendee M. Wechsberg, Felicia A. Browne, Jacqueline Ndirangu, Courtney Peasant Bonner, Alexandra M. Minnis, Laura Nyblade, Ilene S. Speizer, Brittni N. Howard, Bronwyn Myers and Khatija Ahmed Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Survey and analysis of the availability and affordability of essential drugs in Hefei based on WHO / HAI standard survey methods
The 2018 edition of the National Essential drugs List came into effect in September 2018. Relevant policies require that all primary medical and health institutions should supply national essential drugs, whil... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zuojun Dong, Qiucheng Tao and Guojun Sun Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Using self-collection HPV testing to increase engagement in cervical cancer screening programs in rural Guatemala: a longitudinal analysis
Cervical cancer is a leading cause of death in low- and middle-income countries. Self-collection testing for human papillomavirus (HPV) is an alternative form of cervical cancer screening that can be completed... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Gottschlich, Alvaro Rivera-Andrade, Kristin Bevilacqua, Audrey R. Murchland, Ergest Isak, Christian S. Alvarez, Gina Ogilvie, Thomas E. Carey, Mark Prince, Michael Dean, Carlos Mendoza-Montano and Rafael Meza Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Spatial access inequities and childhood immunisation uptake in Kenya
Poor access to immunisation services remains a major barrier to achieving equity and expanding vaccination coverage in many sub-Saharan African countries. In Kenya, the extent to which spatial access affects i... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Noel K. Joseph, Peter M. Macharia, Paul O. Ouma, Jeremiah Mumo, Rose Jalang ’o, Peter W. Wagacha, Victor O. Achieng, Eunice Ndung’u, Peter Okoth, Maria Muñiz, Yaniss Guigoz, Rocco Panciera, Nicolas Ray and Emelda A. Okiro Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Coronavirus family tree reveals the virus is hardly mutating
Few distinct groups, or clades, of the new coronavirus have appeared this year – and they are so similar to one another that a vaccine could protect against them all (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Knowledge, attitude and practice towards risky sexual behaviors among secondary and preparatory students of Metu town, south western Ethiopia
Sexual risk behaviors are defined as sexual activities that may make an individual liable to the risk of sexually transmitted infections including Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and unplanned pregnancies. ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Terefe keto, Ayele Tilahun and Aklilu Mamo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Psychological correlates of COVID-19 pandemic in the Austrian population
COVID-19 poses the greatest challenge for the entire world since the Second World War. Governments are forced to define strict measures to avoid the spreading of the virus, which may further impose psychologic... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claudia Traunm üller, Rene Stefitz, Kerstin Gaisbachgrabner and Andreas Schwerdtfeger Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Hypertension care cascade in Chile: a serial cross-sectional study of national health surveys 2003-2010-2017
This study aims to quantify trends (2003 –2017) in prevale... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Álvaro Passi-Solar, Paula Margozzini, Jennifer S. Mindell, Milagros Ruiz, Carlos A. Valencia-Hernandez and Shaun Scholes Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effect of football activity and physical fitness on information processing, inhibitory control and working memory in adolescents
Whilst an acute bout of exercise has been shown to enhance subsequent cognition, including in adolescents, the effects of team games (of which Football is the most popular) has received little attention. There... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan A. Williams, Simon B. Cooper, Karah J. Dring, Lorna Hatch, John G. Morris, Caroline Sunderland and Mary E. Nevill Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association between long-term exposure to air pollutants and cardiopulmonary mortality rates in South Korea
The association between long-term exposure to air pollutants, including nitrogen dioxide (NO2), carbon monoxide (CO), sulfur dioxide (SO2), ozone (O3), and particulate matter 10  μm or less in diameter (PM10), and... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeongeun Hwang, Jinhee Kwon, Hahn Yi, Hyun-Jin Bae, Miso Jang and Namkug Kim Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Which interventions increase hearing protection behaviors during noisy recreational activities? A systematic review
Hearing loss and tinnitus are global concerns that can be reduced through hearing protection behaviors (e.g., earplug use). Little is known about the effectiveness of interventions to increase hearing protecti... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael T. Loughran, Stephanie Lyons, Christopher J. Plack and Christopher J. Armitage Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Chronic hepatitis and HIV risks amongst Pakistani migrant men in a French suburb and insights into health promotion interventions: the ANRS Musafir qualitative study
Seine-Saint-Denis is a deprived departement (French administrative unit) in the North-East of Paris, France, hosting the majority of South Asian migrants in France. In recent years, the number of migrants from... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Johann Cailhol and Nichola Khan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Oxford vaccine trial pause isn ’t bad news – it’s the process working
The halting of the Oxford coronavirus vaccine trial isn ’t cause for worry – it is a sign the research process is working as it is supposed to, says Clare Wilson (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: England ’s R number could be as high as 1.7
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 - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Coronavirus: How worried should we be about reports of reinfection?
A handful of people across the world appear to have caught the coronavirus twice, suggesting that immunity against the virus doesn ’t last – and could potentially make second infections worse (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

A qualitative study of community perspectives surrounding cleaning practices in the context of Zika prevention in El Salvador: implications for community-based Aedes aegypti control
In El Salvador, Aedes aegypti mosquitoes transmitting Zika and other arboviruses use water storage containers as important oviposition sites. Promotion of water storage container cleaning is a key element of prev... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elli Leontsini, Sean Maloney, Margarita Ram írez, Eric Rodriguez, Tilly Gurman, Anne Ballard Sara and Gabrielle C. Hunter Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Internet use and need for digital health technology among the elderly: a cross-sectional survey in China
China is becoming an aging society at the fastest pace in history, and there are a large number of empty nesters in the country. With economic and social development, internal support systems among families ar... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Xinran Sun, Wenxin Yan, Hao Zhou, Zhaoqing Wang, Xueying Zhang, Shuang Huang and Li Li Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Temporal trends in behavioral risk and protective factors and their association with mortality rates: results from Brazil and Argentina
Despite available information on trends in behavioral factors for Brazil and Argentina, little is known about the association of these trends with mortality. Understanding this association is important to avoi... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Leonardo Pozza Santos, Fernanda de Oliveira Meller, Valeria Romina Amann and Ant ônio Augusto Schäfer Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prevalence of anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder among Ebola survivors in northern Sierra Leone: a cross-sectional study
There is limited data available on the long-term mental health impact of Ebola virus disease (EVD) on survivors despite the disease experience of survivors meeting the criteria of a traumatic event as defined ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abdulai Jawo Bah, Peter Bai James, Nuhu Bah, Amara Bangali Sesay, Stephen Sevalie and Joseph Sam Kanu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Growth retardation among children in southern Iran: a 7-year population based cohort study
This study was conducted to define the approximate age at which stunting starts among the Iranian boys and girls. (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mohammad Javad Fatemi, Mostafa Dianatinasab, Golnaz Sharifnia, Hossein Moravej and Mohammad Fararouei Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Some autistic children may prefer cats as they don ’t hold eye contact
Some autistic children develop stronger relationships with cats than dogs, which may be because cats hold eye contact for less time than dogs (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: Weekly cases in England at highest level since May
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 - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

COVID-19 clinical outcomes and nationality: results from a Nationwide registry in Kuwait
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many have flagged racial and ethnic differences in health outcomes in western countries as an urgent global public health priority. Kuwait has a unique demographic profile wi... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hala Hamadah, Barrak Alahmad, Mohammad Behbehani, Sarah Al-Youha, Sulaiman Almazeedi, Mohannad Al-Haddad, Mohammad H. Jamal and Salman Al-Sabah Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association between time spent in the Russian Federation and late presentation for HIV among Tajikistani migrants
Between 700 thousand and 1.2 million citizens of Tajikistan currently live in the Russian Federation, one of the only countries where the HIV epidemic continues to worsen. Given the previously reported barrier... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daniel J. Bromberg, Mary M. Tate, Kamiar Alaei, Saifuddin Karimov, Dilshod Saidi and Arash Alaei Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Impact of an influenza information pamphlet on vaccination uptake among Polish pupils in Edinburgh, Scotland and the role of social media in parental decision making
In Edinburgh, Scotland, lower influenza vaccine uptake has been observed in primary school children in the Polish community. (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: K. Bielecki, J. Craig, L. J. Willocks, K. G. Pollock and D. R. Gorman Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Hospital admissions for non-communicable disease in the UK military and associations with alcohol use and mental health: a data linkage study
Since the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the short-term focus of military healthcare research has been on the consequences of deployment for mental health and on those wounded or injured in combat. ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: L. Goodwin, D. Leightley, Z. E. Chui, S. Landau, P. McCrone, R. D. Hayes, M. Jones, S. Wessely and N. T. Fear Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Associations between change in labour market policies and work stressors: a comparative longitudinal survey data analysis from 27 European countries
Many studies have shown that work stressors have a negative impact on health. It is therefore important to gain an understanding of how work stressors can be reduced. Recent studies have shown that employees i... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: T. Lunau, M. Wahrendorf, N. Dragano, J. Siegrist, K. A. van der Wel and M. Rig ó Tags: Research article Source Type: research

To curb obesity, we must pay heed to a revolution in nutrition science
If the UK government ’s anti-obesity strategy is going to work, it needs to tap into the latest research that shows there is no such thing as a universal healthy diet (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Covid-19 news: UK plans £100 billion expansion of testing in 2021
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 - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research