IVF success boosted by drug that helps embryos implant in the womb
Women given a drug that increases blood flow to the womb have a significantly higher chance of giving birth through IVF (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Conquer your fear of public speaking by practising in virtual reality
Practising public speaking in virtual reality lets people confront their fears in a safe environment and become more confident in front of real-life audiences (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Hundreds of tonnes of UK hospital waste piles up including human limbs
A huge backlog of NHS hospital waste has been revealed in a leaked report. It is believed to include pharmaceutical waste and a small number of amputated limbs (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

An exploratory analysis of the interactions between social norms and the built environment on cycling for recreation and transport
There is growing evidence of the public health benefits of promoting cycling. The ways that the built environment and perceived social norms independently influence cycling participation is well established. H... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Bourke, Toni A Hilland and Melinda Craike Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Barriers to bowel scope (flexible sigmoidoscopy) screening: a comparison of non-responders, active decliners and non-attenders
This study aimed to quantify the prevalence of barriers to BSS and e... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christian von Wagner, Bernardette Bonello, Sandro Stoffel, Hanna Skrobanski, Madeleine Freeman, Robert S Kerrison and Lesley M McGregor Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Study of the reasons for the consumption of each type of vegetable within a population of school-aged children
Several studies have evaluated the existence of factors that influence the consumption of vegetables in children, such as family environment, daily exposure to one or several vegetables, parents ’ consumption a... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laura Raggio and Adriana G ámbaro Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Integrated motivational interviewing and cognitive behaviour therapy for lifestyle mediators of overweight and obesity in community-dwelling adults: a systematic review and meta-analyses
The aim of this study was to investigate whether integrated motivational interviewing and cognitive behaviour therapy leads to changes in lifestyle mediators of overweight and obesity in community-dwelling adu... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephen Barrett, Stephen Begg, Paul O ’Halloran and Michael Kingsley Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Faecal swaps could help stop heart transplants from being rejected
Giving mice a faecal transplant made them more tolerant of a subsequent heart transplant, hinting the gut may be key to avoiding organ rejection (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Identifying the prevalence and predictors of suicidal behaviours for indigenous males in custody
This study sought to ascertain t... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephane M Shepherd, Benjamin Spivak, Kerry Arabena and Yin Paradies Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Relation between health literacy, self-care and adherence to treatment with oral anticoagulants in adults: a narrative systematic review
Oral anticoagulants (OAC) are widely used in patients with cardiovascular diseases. However, for optimal OAC self-care patients must have skills, among which health literacy (HL) is highlighted. We aimed to de... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ana Cristina Cabellos-Garc ía, Antonio Martínez-Sabater, Enrique Castro-Sánchez, Mari Kangasniemi, Raul Juárez-Vela and Vicente Gea-Caballero Tags: Research article Source Type: research

“How am I going to live?”: exploring barriers to ART adherence among adolescents and young adults living with HIV in Uganda
Studies from sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) document how barriers to ART adherence present additional complications among adolescents and young adults living with HIV. We qualitatively explored barriers to ART adher... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah MacCarthy, Uzaib Saya, Clare Samba, Josephine Birungi, Stephen Okoboi and Sebastian Linnemayr Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A systematic review of compliance with indoor tanning legislation
Many jurisdictions have enacted indoor tanning legislation in response to the health risks of artificial ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure. Key components of these legislations include banning minors ’ access... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jessica Reimann, Jennifer E. McWhirter, Andrew Papadopoulos and Cate Dewey Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Cafeteria assessment for elementary schools (CAFES): development, reliability testing, and predictive validity analysis
Strategies to reduce childhood obesity and improve nutrition include creating school food environments that promote healthy eating. Despite well-documented health benefits of fruit and vegetable (FV) consumpti... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kimberly A. Rollings and Nancy M. Wells Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Availability of adequately iodized salt at household level in Dessie and Combolcha Towns, South Wollo, Ethiopia
Iodine deficiency disorder is the leading cause of mental retardation and poor economic performance in developing countries. Worldwide, universal salt iodization has been implemented to eliminate iodine defici... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tefera Chane Mekonnen, Sisay Eshete, Yitbarek Wasihun, Mastewal Arefaynie and Nigus Cherie Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Public awareness and individual responsibility needed for judicious use of antibiotics: a qualitative study of public beliefs and perceptions
High consumption of antibiotics has been identified as an important driver for the increasing antibiotic resistance, considered to be one of the greatest threats to public health globally. Simply informing the... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mirko Ancillotti, Stefan Eriksson, Jorien Veldwijk, Jessica Nihl én Fahlquist, Dan I. Andersson and Tove Godskesen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Alcohol audio-visual content in formula 1 television broadcasting
Exposure to audio-visual alcohol content in media is associated with subsequent alcohol use among young people. In 2016 Heineken launched its global Formula One (F1) partnership and had a significant brand pre... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexander B Barker, John Britton, Bruce Grant-Braham and Rachael L Murray Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Nobody can agree about antidepressants. Here ’s what you need to know
For some they are lifesavers, for others ineffective and even addictive. Our special report looks at why even experts disagree on what good antidepressants do (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

The truth about whether antidepressants work and who should take them
For some they are lifesavers, for others ineffective and even addictive. Our special report looks at why even experts disagree on what good antidepressants do (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy Second Edition: a streamlined assessment of the capacity for physical activity among children 8 to 12 years of age
The Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy (CAPL) assesses the capacity of children to lead a physically active lifestyle. It is comprised of a battery of standardized assessment protocols that reflect the C... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patricia E. Longmuir, Katie E. Gunnell, Joel D. Barnes, Kevin Belanger, Genevi ève Leduc, Sarah J. Woodruff and Mark S. Tremblay Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Associations between domains of physical literacy by weight status in 8- to 12-year-old Canadian children
The Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy (CAPL) is divided into four domains (Physical Competence, Daily Behaviour, Motivation and Confidence, and Knowledge and Understanding) and provides a robust and com... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christine Delisle Nystr öm, Gregory Traversy, Joel D. Barnes, Jean-Philippe Chaput, Patricia E. Longmuir and Mark S. Tremblay Tags: Research Source Type: research

Revising the motivation and confidence domain of the Canadian assessment of physical literacy
The Motivation and Confidence domain questionnaire in the Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy (CAPL) was lengthy (36 single items that aggregate to five subscales), and thus burdensome to both participant... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie E. Gunnell, Patricia E. Longmuir, Sarah J. Woodruff, Joel D. Barnes, Kevin Belanger and Mark S. Tremblay Tags: Research Source Type: research

A cross-sectional study exploring the relationship between age, gender, and physical measures with adequacy in and predilection for physical activity
Physical literacy is a complex construct influenced by a range of physical, behavioural, affective, and cognitive factors. Researchers are interested in relationships among these constituent factors. The purpo... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dany J. MacDonald, Travis J. Saunders, Patricia E. Longmuir, Joel D. Barnes, Kevin Belanger, Brenda Bruner, Jennifer L. Copeland, Melanie J. Gregg, Nathan Hall, Angela M. Kolen, Barbi Law, Luc J. Martin, Dwayne Sheehan, Sarah J. Woodruff and Mark S. Tremb Tags: Research Source Type: research

Cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with physical literacy in a large sample of Canadian children aged 8 to 12 years
The associations between cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and physical literacy in children are largely unknown. The aim of this study was to assess the relationships between CRF, measured using the 20-m shuttl... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin J. Lang, Jean-Philippe Chaput, Patricia E. Longmuir, Joel D. Barnes, Kevin Belanger, Grant R. Tomkinson, Kristal D. Anderson, Brenda Bruner, Jennifer L. Copeland, Melanie J. Gregg, Nathan Hall, Angela M. Kolen, Kirstin N. Lane, Barbi Law, Dany J. M Tags: Research Source Type: research

Fluke experiment hints deep brain stimulation really treats depression
People with depression treated with deep brain stimulation suffered unexpected relapses when the batteries went flat, hinting the treatment isn ’t just a placebo (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Cancer immune therapy recognised with Nobel Prize for medicine
The Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine has been awarded to James Allison and Tasuku Honjo for discovering how cancer can be treated by targeting the immune system (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Challenges of achieving sustainable community health services for community case management of malaria
Community Case Management of malaria (CCMm) using Community Health Workers (CHWs) is an approach to improve access to timely and effective malaria case management in malaria endemic countries. So far the progr... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michelle D. S. Boakye, Collins J. Owek, Elizabeth Oluoch, Juddy Wachira and Yaw A. Afrane Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Choice architecture modifies fruit and vegetable purchasing in a university campus grocery store: time series modelling of a natural experiment
In developed countries, adolescent and young adult diets have been found to be nutritionally poor. The aim of this study was to examine whether a choice architecture intervention, re-arrangement of produce wit... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rosemary Walmsley, David Jenkinson, Ian Saunders, Tony Howard and Oyinlola Oyebode Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Hooked review – Art for the people at the new London Science Gallery
From heroin to Playstation, we are all users argues Hooked, a captivating show to launch a gallery with ambitions to demolish the boundaries around science (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Self-management of diabetes in Sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review
The prevalence of diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa has increased rapidly over the last years. Self-management is a key element for the proper management, but strategies are currently lacking in this context. Thi... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Victor Stephani, Daniel Opoku and David Beran Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Does more than 2 hours of screen time really harm children ’ s brains?
A study says that children do better academically if they limit screen time, but that doesn ’t necessarily mean it is time to ban their phones (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Correction to: Tailoring lifestyle interventions to low socio-economic populations: a qualitative study
In the original publication of this article [1] there is an error in the citations of Tables 2 and 3. In this correction article the incorrect and correct citations are shown for clarity: (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nia Coupe, Sarah Cotterill and Sarah Peters Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Monkeypox has reached the UK – here ’ s what you need to know
Three people in the UK have caught the tropical disease, a relative of smallpox, the first time there have been cases in this country. But the smallpox vaccine provides immunity. (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Paralysis need not mean paralysis for life
Despite prevailing medical wisdom saying it shouldn't work, implants have allowed paralysed people to walk again. We need to pin down the science to help others (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Ethical and definitional considerations in research on child sexual violence in India
While critically important, child sexual violence (CSV) research poses numerous ethical and safety challenges. Recently, the studies dedicated to understanding and addressing CSV in India have been on the rise... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Radhika Dayal, Ameeta S. Kalokhe, Vikas Choudhry, Divya Pillai, Klaus Beier and Vikram Patel Tags: Research article Source Type: research

MHealth approach to promote Oral HIV self-testing among men who have sex with men in China: a qualitative description
HIV self-testing (HIVST) has demonstrated potential to expand HIV testing among key populations, including men who have sex with men (MSM) in China who have low testing rates. However, due to the autonomous na... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yue Zhao, Xiaofang Zhu, Ashley E. P érez, Wenhan Zhang, Anxia Shi, Zhihua Zhang, Pan Gao, Jun Wang, Cui Yang, Nickolas Zaller, Yehuan Sun, Don Operario and Hongbo Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A qualitative study of facilitators and barriers to implementing worksite policies that support physical activity
Physical inactivity is associated with several chronic diseases that are costly to society, employers, and individuals. Workplaces are a common location for physical activity (PA) initiatives because of the am... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maryanne M Bailey, Rachel K Coller and Keshia M Pollack Porter Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Fat and proud: Why body-positive activists say obesity can be healthy
Growing calls for "fat acceptance" fly in the face of accepted medical advice, but studies show you can be overweight and healthy (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Designing programmes of physical activity through sport: learning from a widening participation intervention, ‘City of Football’
Implementation profoundly influences how well new audiences engage with sport-based physical activity programmes. Recognising that effective implementation relies on concurrently generating supportive contexts... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephen Zwolinsky, Nicola Kime, Andy Pringle, Paul Widdop and Jim McKenna Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Water insecurity and gendered risk for depression in rural Uganda: a hotspot analysis
Water insecurity is linked to depression in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), though it remains unclear how geospatial clustering of water insecurity in rural regions is associated with risk for depres... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christine E Cooper-Vince, Hawk Arachy, Bernard Kakuhikire, Dagmar Vo řechovská, Rumbidzai C Mushavi, Charles Baguma, Amy Q McDonough, David R Bangsberg and Alexander C Tsai Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Building school-based social capital through ‘We Act - Together for Health’ – a quasi-experimental study
Social capital has been found to be positively associated with various health and well-being outcomes amongst children. Less is known about how social capital may be generated and specifically in relation to chil... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nanna W. Stjernqvist, Marianne Sabinsky, Antony Morgan, Ellen Trolle, Camilla Thyregod, Helle T. Maindal, Ane H. Bonde and Inge Tetens Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Three people with paralysis can walk again with nerve-boosting implant
Advances in implants that read signals from the brain and spine are helping people with paralysis to regain the use of their limbs (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Evolution-defying DNA makes mosquitoes infertile by changing their sex
Malaria could be eliminated by a CRISPR 'gene drive' that wipes out the mosquitoes that spread it, transforming the lives of hundreds of millions of people for the better (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

A man with paralysis can walk again thanks to a nerve-boosting implant
Advances in implants that read signals from the brain and spine are helping people with paralysis to regain the use of their limbs (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Genetic tool that wipes out malaria could save 500,000 lives each year
Malaria could be eliminated by a CRISPR 'gene drive' that wipes out the mosquitoes that spread it, transforming the lives of hundreds of millions of people for the better (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Risk patterns of lung cancer mortality in northern Thailand
Over the past decade, lung cancers have exhibited a disproportionately high mortality and increasing mortality trend in Thailand, especially in the northern region, and prevention strategies have consequently ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apinut Rankantha, Imjai Chitapanarux, Donsuk Pongnikorn, Sukon Prasitwattanaseree, Walaithip Bunyatisai, Patumrat Sripan and Patrinee Traisathit Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Antibiotic resistance in Vietnam: moving towards a One Health surveillance system
The international community strongly advocates the implementation of multi-sectoral surveillance policies for an effective approach to antibiotic resistance, in line with the One Health concept. To comply with... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marion Bordier, Aurelie Binot, Quentin Pauchard, Dien Thi Nguyen, Thanh Ngo Trung, Nicolas Fortan é and Flavie Luce Goutard Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Public health response to large influx of asylum seekers: implementation and timing of infectious disease screening
Infectious disease screening of migrants at increased risk is a feature of national infection prevention and control measures. Asylum seekers in Finland are offered screening of tuberculosis (TB), hepatitis B,... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Tiittala, Karolina Tuomisto, Taneli Puumalainen, Outi Lyytik äinen, Jukka Ollgren, Olli Snellman and Otto Helve Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effectiveness of targeting fathers for breastfeeding promotion: systematic review and meta-analysis
Further research gaps exist in relation to the promotion of breastfeeding. Robust scientific evidence obtained by a meta-analysis would provide objectively summarized data while enabling the assessment of cons... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pasyodun Koralage Buddhika Mahesh, Moraendage Wasantha Gunathunga, Suriyakumara Mahendra Arnold, Chintha Jayasinghe, Sisira Pathirana, Mohamed Fahmy Makarim, Pradeep Malaka Manawadu and Sameera Jayan Senanayake Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Predictors of male condom use among sexually active heterosexual young women in South Africa, 2012
In South Africa, young women are at disproportionate risk of HIV infection with about 2363 new infections per week in 2015. Proper condom use is one of the most effective HIV/AIDS prevention strategies among s... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Thobani Ntshiqa, Alfred Musekiwa, Mandla Mlotshwa, Kerry Mangold, Carl Reddy and Seymour Williams Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A tiny robotic capsule could roam your intestines and suck up mucus
A small robot could  travel through your gut and collect mucus in a vacuum bag to help make diagnosing stomach diseases safer and less painful (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research