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Health body warns many UK areas have high Lyme disease risk
The South of England and Scottish Highlands have been named as high risk areas for Lyme disease, but infection can occur in many parts of the UK (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Workplace sexual harassment and depressive symptoms: a cross-sectional multilevel analysis comparing harassment from clients or customers to harassment from other employees amongst 7603 Danish employees from 1041 organizations
Previous research has reported that sexual harassment can lead to reduced mental health. Few studies have focused on sexual harassment conducted by clients or customers, which might occur in person-related occ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria K. Friborg, J ørgen V. Hansen, Per T. Aldrich, Anna P. Folker, Susie Kjær, Maj Britt D. Nielsen, Reiner Rugulies and Ida E. H. Madsen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Erratum to: BMC Public Health, Vol. 18
(Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

Walking to work or doing the vacuuming can extend your life
Just 30 minutes of easy exercise five days a week reduces your risk of premature death by 28 per cent, suggests the world ’s largest study of physical activity (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Why court ruling on ending life support is the right decision
It is much kinder for all involved if someone kept alive in a vegetative state is allowed to die with only their doctor ’s and family’s approval, not a judge’s say-so (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Why UK court ruling on ending life support is the right decision
It is much kinder for all involved if someone kept alive in a vegetative state is allowed to die with only their doctor ’s and family’s approval, not a judge’s say-so (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Using new study to back high-fat, low-carb diets is flawed logic
Fans of high-fat, low-carb diets grasped at a recent study to declare their fringe view proven. They were wrong, say Anthony Warner and Katie Heath (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: health Source Type: research

Knowledge, attitude, and practices on intestinal schistosomiasis among primary schoolchildren in the Lake Victoria basin, Rorya District, north-western Tanzania
Globally school-age children, adolescents and young adults bear the highest burden of schistosomiasis. When developing a specific intervention to improve community ’s knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAPs),... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Z. Munisi, Joram Buza, Emmanuel A. Mpolya, Teckla Angelo and Safari M. Kinung ’hi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Implementation considerations when expanding health worker roles to include safe abortion care: a five-country case study synthesis
Allowing a broader range of trained health workers to deliver services can be an important way of improving access to safe abortion care. However, the expansion of health worker roles may be challenging to imp... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire Glenton, Annik M. Sorhaindo, Bela Ganatra and Simon Lewin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Physical activity and overweight/obesity among Malaysian adults: findings from the 2015 National Health and morbidity survey (NHMS)
Overweight and obesity are growing health problems both worldwide and in Malaysia due to such lifestyle changes as decreased physical activity (PA), increased sedentary behavior and unhealthy eating habits. Th... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ying Ying Chan, Kuang Kuay Lim, Kuang Hock Lim, Chien Huey Teh, Chee Cheong Kee, Siew Man Cheong, Yi Yi Khoo, Azli Baharudin, Miaw Yn Ling, Mohd Azahadi Omar and Noor Ani Ahmad Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Medicine use practices in management of symptoms of acute upper respiratory tract infections in children ( ≤12 years) in Kampala city, Uganda
Medicines are commonly accessed and used for management of illness in children without a prescription. This potentially increases the risk of unwanted treatment outcomes. We investigated medicine use practices... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Moses Ocan, Mary Aono, Clare Bukirwa, Emmanuel Luyinda, Cathy Ochwo, Elastus Nsambu, Stella Namugonza, Joseph Makoba, Enock Kandaruku, Hannington Muyende and Aida Nakawunde Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The effects of a rise in cigarette price on cigarette consumption, tobacco taxation revenues, and of smoking-related deaths in 28 EU countries-- applying threshold regression modelling
European Union public healthcare expenditure on treating smoking and attributable diseases is estimated at over €25bn annually. The reduction of tobacco consumption has thus become one of the major social poli... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chun-Yuan Yeh, Christian Schafferer, Jie-Min Lee, Li-Ming Ho and Chi-Jung Hsieh Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Old fathers pass on more mutations to kids than old mothers
A huge study of Icelanders suggests that older men pass on four times as many new mutations to their kids than women   (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Why has a UK team genetically edited human embryos?
The aim of the work is to better understand embryonic development, rather than to see if genome editing could prevent diseases in children (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Handheld scanner divines how nutritious your food really is
Climate change and soil degradation are depleting the nutrients in crops, but now a scanner can analyse grain to help farmers mitigate problems as it grows (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Hundreds of UK women are seeking illegal abortions online
Women legally entitled to abortions are attempting to buy pills online because they cannot access clinics due to distance, waiting times and domestic abuse (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Dine in or eat out: Which is better for you and the planet?
It may seem that restaurants can exploit economies of scale to curb their carbon footprint, and home cooking is healthier – but it really depends on the chef (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Kids everywhere have damaging gender stereotyping set by age 10
Global study reveals that gender stereotypes become ingrained in "tween" years, leading to life-long health consequences - particularly for girls (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

The real clean food: How to eat well for yourself and the planet
It's possible to have a diet that's both healthy and eco-friendly, but would you really want to eat it? Forget the fads, the answer is more straightforward than you think (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Erratum to: understanding how perceptions of tobacco constituents and the FDA relate to effective and credible tobacco risk messaging: a national phone survey of U.S. adults, 2014 –2015
(Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marcella H. Boynton, Robert P. Agans, J. Michael Bowling, Noel T. Brewer, Erin L. Sutfin, Adam O. Goldstein, Seth M. Noar and Kurt M. Ribisl Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

Income related inequality and influencing factors: a study for the incidence of catastrophic health expenditure in rural China
Catastrophic health expenditure (CHE) puts a heavy disease burden on patients ’ families, aggravating income-related inequality. In an attempt to reduce the financial risks of rural families incurring CHE, Chin... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hai Gu, Yun Kou, Zhiwen Yan, Yilei Ding, Jusheng Shieh, Jun Sun, Nan Cui, Qianjing Wang and Hua You Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Early food for future health: a randomized controlled trial evaluating the effect of an eHealth intervention aiming to promote healthy food habits from early childhood
Childhood overweight and obesity is a global public health challenge. Primary prevention initiatives targeting parents have been called for to encourage a positive feeding environment and healthy eating habits... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christine Helle, Elisabet Rudjord Hillesund, Mona Linge Omholt and Nina Cecilie Øverby Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Evaluation of caregiver-friendly workplace policy (CFWPs) interventions on the health of full-time caregiver employees (CEs): implementation and cost-benefit analysis
Current Canadian evidence illustrating the health benefits and cost-effectiveness of caregiver-friendly workplace policies is needed if Canadian employers are to adopt and integrate caregiver-friendly workplac... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Allison M. Williams, Emile Tompa, Donna S. Lero, Janet Fast, Amin Yazdani and Isik U. Zeytinoglu Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Shaken baby syndrome is not definitive proof of child abuse
While a debate over the medical diagnosis of shaken baby syndrome rages on, one thing is clear: it is no longer proof of child abuse, says Deborah Tuerkheimer (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Patients ’ perception regarding the influence of individual and social vulnerabilities on the adherence to tuberculosis treatment: a qualitative study
Tuberculosis remains an important disease which mainly affects the majority of vulnerable individuals in society, who are subjected to poor living conditions and difficulties to access the services of public h... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rosiane Davina da Silva, Fernanda Darliane Tavares de Luna, Aguinaldo Jos é de Araújo, Edwirde Luiz Silva Camêlo, Maria Rita Bertolozzi, Paula Hino, Sheylla Nadjane Batista Lacerda, Sayonara Maria Lia Fook and Tânia Maria Ribeiro Monteiro de Figueired Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Heterogeneity in coverage for measles and varicella vaccination in toddlers – analysis of factors influencing parental acceptance
In 2004, routine varicella vaccination was introduced in Germany for children aged 11 –14 months. Routine measles vaccination had already been introduced in 1973 for the same age group, but coverage is still to... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christine Hagemann, Andrea Streng, Alexander Kraemer and Johannes G. Liese Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Thousands likely to be killed by Hurricane Irma ’s deadly legacy
Toxic chemicals released by floodwaters, stress, infection and dangerous working conditions will all contribute to hurricane death toll years after winds die (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Blind people repurpose the brain ’ s visual areas for language
For the first time, language processing has been detected in areas of the brain that usually process vision, highlighting the organ ’s extraordinary flexibility (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

I found a way to communicate with people trapped in their bodies
All people in a vegetative state were assumed to be unconscious, until Adrian Owen asked them to imagine playing tennis and scanned their brains (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Perceived neighborhood safety related to physical activity but not recreational screen-based sedentary behavior in adolescents
A growing proportion of adolescents have poor cardiovascular health behaviors, including low levels of physical activity and high levels of sedentary behavior, thus increasing the likelihood of poor heart heal... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Clare M. Lenhart, Andrew Wiemken, Alexandra Hanlon, Mackenzie Perkett and Freda Patterson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Increasing educational attainment and mortality reduction: a systematic review and taxonomy
Understanding the relationship between increasing educational attainment and mortality reduction has important policy and public health implications. This systematic review of the literature establishes a taxo... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elena Byhoff, Mary C. Hamati, Robyn Power, Sarah A. Burgard and Vineet Chopra Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Positive mental health literacy: development and validation of a measure among Norwegian adolescents
Mental health literacy (MHL), or the knowledge and abilities necessary to benefit mental health, is a significant determinant of mental health and has the potential to benefit both individual and public mental... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hanne Nissen Bj ørnsen, Mary˗Elizabeth Bradley Eilertsen, Regine Ringdal, Geir Arild Espnes and Unni Karin Moksnes Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Systematic review: a review of adolescent behavior change interventions [BCI] and their effectiveness in HIV and AIDS prevention in sub-Saharan Africa
Despite sub-Saharan Africa [SSA] constituting just 12% of the world ’s population, the region has the highest burden of HIV with 70% of HIV infection in general and 80% of new infections among young people occu... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: M. Mwale and A. S. Muula Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Accessing physical activity among young adults attending a university: the role of sex, race/ethnicity, technology use, and sleep
Identifying factors associated with recommended physical activity (PA) levels are critical in efforts to combat the obesity epidemic and related comorbidities. (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Samuel D. Towne Jr, Marcia G. Ory, Matthew Lee Smith, S. Camille Peres, Adam W. Pickens, Ranjana K. Mehta and Mark Benden Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Lost in meditation: Two books argue over mindfulness
Meditation and mindfulness may be good for us, or they may encourage narcissism. Explore different paths to enlightenment (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

The role of self-control and cognitive functioning in educational inequalities in adolescent smoking and binge drinking
Large differences in substance use between educational levels originate at a young age, but there is limited evidence explaining these inequalities. The aim of this study was to test whether a) smoking and bin... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa E. M. Davies, Mirte A. G. Kuipers, Marianne Junger and Anton E. Kunst Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Project LifeSkills - a randomized controlled efficacy trial of a culturally tailored, empowerment-based, and group-delivered HIV prevention intervention for young transgender women: study protocol
Transgender women in the U.S. have an alarmingly high incidence rate of HIV infection; condomless anal and vaginal sex is the primary risk behavior driving transmission. Young transgender women are the subpopu... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa M. Kuhns, Matthew J. Mimiaga, Sari L. Reisner, Katie Biello and Robert Garofalo Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

The associations between workplace bullying, salivary cortisol, and long-term sickness absence: a longitudinal study
Workplace stressors, such as bullying, are strongly related to subsequent long-term sickness absence, but little is known of the possible physiological mechanisms linking workplace stressors and sickness absen... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matias Br ødsgaard Grynderup, Kirsten Nabe-Nielsen, Theis Lange, Paul Maurice Conway, Jens Peter Bonde, Anne Helene Garde, Maria Gullander, Linda Kaerlev, Roger Persson, Reiner Rugulies, Marianne Agergaard Vammen, Annie Høgh and Åse Marie Hansen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A prospective cohort study on ambient air pollution and respiratory morbidities including childhood asthma in adolescents from the western Cape Province: study protocol
There is evidence from existing literature that ambient air pollutant exposure in early childhood likely plays an important role in asthma exacerbation and other respiratory symptoms, with greater effect among... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Toyib Olaniyan, Mohamed Jeebhay, Martin R öösli, Rajen Naidoo, Roslynn Baatjies, Nino Künzil, Ming Tsai, Mark Davey, Kees de Hoogh, Dilys Berman, Bhawoodien Parker, Joy Leaner and Mohamed Aqiel Dalvie Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Physical fitness and anthropometric characteristics among adolescents living in urban or rural areas of Kosovo
High physical fitness levels in childhood and adolescence are associated with positive health-related outcomes later in life. Albeit many researchers investigated rural-urban differences in physical fitness, t... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Faton Tishukaj, Ismet Shalaj, Masar Gjaka, Besim Ademi, Rrustem Ahmetxhekaj, Norbert Bachl, Harald Tschan and Barbara Wessner Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Third-hand smoke in furniture and clothes damages mouse organs
Exposure to smoke residue increases rodents ’ stress hormones and puts them at higher risk of diabetes, as well as harming their livers and brains (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Effectiveness of a 16-month multi-component and environmental school-based intervention for recovery of poor income overweight/obese children and adolescents: study protocol of the health multipliers program
Excess of weight is a serious public health concern in almost all countries, afflicting people of different ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. Studies have indicated the need for developing treatment strategi... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pollyanna Fernandes Patriota, Andrea Rocha Filgueiras, Viviane Belucci Pires de Almeida, Guilherme Aparecido Costa Alexmovitz, Carlos Eduardo da Silva, Vivian Fortuna Feres de Carvalho, Nat ália Carvalho, Maria Paula de Albuquerque, Semiramis Martins Alv Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Evaluating the impact of a walking program in a disadvantaged area: using the RE-AIM framework by mixed methods
The positive health impact of physical activity (PA) is well known, yet a large proportion of the world ’s population remains sedentary. General PA programs are common as health promotion initiatives. However, ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Camila Tiome Baba, Isabela Martins Oliveira, Adriele Evelyn Ferreira Silva, Leonardo Moreira Vieira, Natalia Caroline Cerri, Alex Antonio Florindo and Grace Ang élica de Oliveira Gomes Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Body mass index and type 2 diabetes in Thai adults: defining risk thresholds and population impacts
Body mass index (BMI) cut-off values (>25 and>30) that predict diabetes risk have been well validated in Caucasian populations but less so in Asian populations. We aimed to determine the BMI threshold associated... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Keren Papier, Catherine D ’Este, Chris Bain, Cathy Banwell, Sam-ang Seubsman, Adrian Sleigh and Susan Jordan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Plastic cubes injected into the body could replace booster shots
Microscopic degradable polymer cubes stuffed with vaccines could spell the end of booster jabs, and lead to a single vaccine that protects against all diseases (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Robot made from a DNA strand could deliver cargo in your blood
Micromachine with two feet and two arms could pick up and deliver drugs in the bloodstream or build chemical compounds, one tiny step at a time (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: biology chemistry health robot Source Type: research

Vaccine and booster shot delivered together in degradable cubes
Microscopic degradable polymer cubes stuffed with vaccines could spell the end of booster jabs, and lead to a single vaccine that protects against all diseases (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Tumour bacteria sabotage chemotherapy by destroying cancer drugs
Giving antibiotics to people with cancer could improve treatment by stopping bacteria from degrading anticancer drugs (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

It ’ s too easy for bioterrorists to access dangerous research
The systems designed to stop potentially risky research being published and used to make weapons of terror have “multiple shortcomings”, warns US report (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research