Exploring the reasons for defaulting from childhood immunization: a qualitative study in Pakistan
Childhood vaccination is widely recognized as the most effective means to prevent various diseases. However, a considerable amount of children still miss out on their vaccination schedules. Therefore, this stu... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - February 8, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kifayat Ullah, Javeria Saleem, Rubeena Zakar, Muhammad Ishaq, Farhad Ali Khattak, Fatima Majeed, Hafiza Aisha Sadiqa and Florian Fischer Tags: Research Source Type: research

Inhalable nanoparticles could help treat chronic lung disease
Nanoparticles designed to release antibiotics deep inside the lungs reduced inflammation and improved lung function in mice with symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - February 7, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Why fully remote workplaces mean more loneliness – and more sick days
Hybrid working has its benefits, but employees will be happier and more productive with more face-to-face contact, says evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - February 7, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

How menopause can make menstrual cycles longer and more unpredictable
Menstrual cycles change over time, but the menopause, and the time leading up to it, particularly alters their length and variability (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - February 7, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Examining second-stage shelters: insights into housing instability and tailored support for IPV survivors
Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) exposes women and children to a wide range of challenges across housing, employment, social connections, and child well-being and is a public health issue. IPV survivors are at ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - February 7, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ebony Rempel, Lorie Donelle, Jodi Hall and Nadine Wathen Tags: Research Source Type: research

Longitudinal effectiveness of a woman-led, nurse delivered health promotion intervention for women who have experienced intimate partner violence: iHEAL randomized controlled trial
Intimate partner violence (IPV) threatens the safety, health and quality of life of women worldwide. Comprehensive IPV interventions that are tailored, take a long-term view of women ’s needs, including health ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - February 7, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marilyn Ford-Gilboe, Colleen Varcoe, Kelly Scott-Storey, Annette J. Browne, Susan M. Jack, Kim Jackson, Tara Mantler, Sue O ’Donnell, Noël Patten-Lu, Victoria Smye, C. Nadine Wathen and Nancy Perrin Tags: Research Source Type: research

Association between tea types and number of teeth: a cross-sectional study of the Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey
Previous studies have suggested that tea consumption may have a positive impact on oral health. However, the effects of different tea types on oral health remain unclear. Therefore, this study aimed to determi... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - February 7, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zheqi Huang, Kahori Kawamura, Hideki Yoshimatsu and Tatsuro Miyake Tags: Research Source Type: research

Interaction between depressive symptoms and obesity-related anthropometric measures on multimorbidity among community-dwelling older adults: evidence from India
This study aimed to examine the associations between depressive symptoms, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, waist-hip ratio and multimorbidity among community-dwelling older adults. We also examine t... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - February 7, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Waquar Ahmed, T. Muhammad and CV Irshad Tags: Research Source Type: research

Determination of moderate walking intensity using step rate and VO2 reserve in healthy men
This study investigated step rates (SR) during overground walking to estimate the relative aerobic capacity that corresponds to a moderate intensity. (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - February 7, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Woo Ram Bae, Yongsuk Seo, Somi Yun and Dae Taek Lee Tags: Research Source Type: research

The science and side effects behind the semaglutide weight loss drugs
From how well they work to side effects such as hair loss, here ’s the skinny on new weight loss injections that work by blocking a hormone that normally reduces appetite (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - February 6, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Blue eyes may be better for reading in dim light than brown eyes
People with blue eyes may have better sight in dim conditions than those with brown eyes, which could explain why the colour has persisted in certain populations (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - February 6, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Developing public health surveillance dashboards: a scoping review on the design principles
This study aimed to identify design principles and d... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - February 6, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reza Rabiei, Peivand Bastani, Hossein Ahmadi, Shirin Dehghan and Sohrab Almasi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular docking as a tool for the discovery of novel insight about the role of acid sphingomyelinase inhibitors in SARS- CoV-2 infectivity
Recently, COVID-19, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and its variants, caused  > 6 million deaths. Symptoms included respiratory strain and complications, leading to severe... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - February 6, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Samar Sami Alkafaas, Abanoub Mosaad Abdallah, Mai H. Hassan, Aya Misbah Hussien, Sara Samy Elkafas, Samah A. Loutfy, Abanoub Mikhail, Omnia G. Murad, Mohamed I. Elsalahaty, Mohamed Hessien, Rami M. Elshazli, Fatimah A. Alsaeed, Ahmed Ezzat Ahmed, Hani K. Tags: Review Source Type: research

Assessment of global antimicrobial resistance campaigns conducted to improve public awareness and antimicrobial use behaviours: a rapid systematic review
Public health campaigns with a well-defined outcome behaviour have been shown to successfully alter behaviour. However, the complex nature of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) creates challenges when evaluating c... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - February 6, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ellie L. Gilham, Nicola Pearce-Smith, Vanessa Carter and Diane Ashiru-Oredope Tags: Research Source Type: research

Exploring self-care and cervical cancer prevention attitudes and practices among Moroccan and Pakistani immigrant women in Catalonia, Spain: a comparative qualitative study
Self-care and preventive health strategies may trigger health inequities when individuals ’ cultural values and health beliefs are not fully understood and considered. In the case of cervical cancer (CC) screen... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - February 6, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jone G. Lurgain, Hakima Ouaarab-Essadek, Khadija Mellouki, Sumaira Malik-Hameed, Andleeb Sharif, Maria Brotons, Laia Bruni and Paula Peremiquel-Trillas Tags: Research Source Type: research