Association of air pollution with outpatient visits for respiratory diseases of children in an ex-heavily polluted Northwestern city, China
A great number of studies have confirmed that children are a particularly vulnerable population to air pollution. (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - June 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yueling Ma, Li Yue, Jiangtao Liu, Xiaotao He, Lanyu Li, Jingping Niu and Bin Luo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Cigarette smoking and smokeless tobacco use among male south Asian migrants in the United Arab Emirates: a cross-sectional study
This study aimed to identify the prevalence and correlates of cigarette smoking and smoke... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raghib Ali, Tom Loney, Mohammed Al-Houqani, Iain Blair, Faisal Aziz, Salma Al Dhaheri, Iffat El Barazi, Elpidoforos S. Soteriades and Syed M. Shah Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Estimating utility value for female genital mutilation
Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is a clear violation of women ’s rights and can have adverse and irreversible health effects as well. Worldwide, more than 200 million women and girls have undergone FG... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cyrus Alinia, Bakhtiar Piroozi, Fariba Jahanbin, Hossein Safari, Amjad Mohamadi-Bolbanabad, Ali Kazemi-Karyani, Ghobad Moradi, Fariba Farhadifar and Mohammad Ebrahimi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Adolescents ’ perception of dietary behaviour in a public school in Chile: a focus groups study
The objective of this study was to assess dietary behavior among sixth- to eighth-grade students to inform the delivery and content of nutrition education. (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: F. Vio, M. Olaya, M. Ya ñez and E. Montenegro Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Temporal and textual analysis of social media on collective discourses during the Zika virus pandemic
While existing studies have investigated the role of social media on health-related communication, little is known about the potential differences between different users groups on different social media platf... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: May Oo Lwin, Jiahui Lu, Anita Sheldenkar, Ysa Marie Cayabyab, Andrew Zi Han Yee and Helen Elizabeth Smith Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effectiveness of a theory-based back care intervention on spine-related behavior among pupils: a school-based randomised controlled trial (T-Bak study)
Children ’s health and welfare have a special place in research and policy in many countries. One of the most important concerns is the increasing rate of backache in children due to many of behavioral risk fac... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zahra Akbari-Chehrehbargh, Sedigheh Sadat Tavafian and Ali Montazeri Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Low program access despite high burden of sexual, structural, and reproductive health vulnerabilities among young women who sell sex in Mombasa, Kenya
Across Sub-Saharan Africa, young women who sell sex (YSW) face institutional barriers in accessing sexual health and HIV prevention programs designed for female sex workers. In 2018, Kenya developed a national... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Roberts, Huiting Ma, Parinita Bhattacharjee, Helgar K. Musyoki, Peter Gichangi, Lisa Avery, Janet Musimbi, Jenkin Tsang, Shem Kaosa, Japheth Kioko, Marissa L. Becker and Sharmistha Mishra Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prevalence of child passenger restraint use in Shantou, China from 2012 to 2017
This study aimed to examine the prevalence of child passenger restraint use while riding in a car in the city of Shantou in China from 201... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shuzhen Yan, Kele Ding, Jingzhen Yang, Wanbao Ye and Liping Li Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Perceived greenness at home and at university are independently associated with mental health
Previous studies reported positive associations between perceived neighborhood greenness and mental health. There has been a focus on perceived neighborhood greenness at people ’s home environment or in general... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexander K. F. Loder, A. R. Schwerdtfeger and Mireille N. M. van Poppel Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The quadrivalent HPV vaccine is protective against genital warts: a meta-analysis
The quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been assumed to give protection against genital warts (GW) as well as cervical cancer. Our main question was whether HPV vaccine has any effects on the p... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anita Luk ács, Zsuzsanna Máté, Nelli Farkas, Alexandra Mikó, Judit Tenk, Péter Hegyi, Balázs Németh, László Márk Czumbel, Sadaeng Wuttapon, István Kiss, Zoltán Gyöngyi, Gábor Varga, Zoltán Rumbus and Andrea Szabó Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Utilization of personal protective equipment and associated factors among building construction workers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2019
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is a material, device, equipment, or clothing used or worn by workers to reduce their chance of exposure or contact with any harmful material or energy that causes injury, d... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Addisu Alehegn Alemu, Meseret Yitayew, Aklilu Azazeh and Sofia Kebede Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The safe use of dating applications among men who have sex with men: a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial to evaluate an interactive web-based intervention to reduce risky sexual behaviours
Notably, both international and local studies have found a high prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and risky sexual behaviours, such as condomless anal sex, substance misuse in conjunction wi... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Edmond P. H. Choi, Eric P. F. Chow, Eric Y. F. Wan, William C. W. Wong, Janet Y. H. Wong and Daniel Y. T. Fong Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Magnitude of home delivery and associated factors among child bearing age mothers in Sherkole District, Benishangul Gumuz regional state-Western-Ethiopia
The World Health Organization estimates that globally only 43% of women have access to skilled care during deliveries and the rest are exposed to unskilled delivery service. A recent Ethiopian Demographic and ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Resom Berhe and Adane Nigusie Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Knowledge, attitude and willingness to donate organ among medical students of Jimma University, Jimma Ethiopia: cross-sectional study
The lack of organ donors has become a limiting factor for the development of organ transplantation programs. Many countries are currently facing a severe shortage of organs for transplantation. Medical student... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Fantu Kerga Dibaba, Kabaye Kumela Goro, Amare Desalegn Wolide, Fanta Gashe Fufa, Aster Wakjira Garedow, Birtukan Edilu Tufa and Eshetu Mulisa Bobasa Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Lonely places or lonely people? Investigating the relationship between loneliness and place of residence
Loneliness in later life is largely presented as a problem of the individual focusing upon antecedents such as demographic or health factors. Research examining the role of the broader living environments is m... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina R. Victor and Jitka Pikhartova Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Decreasing trend in preterm birth and perinatal mortality, do disparities also decline?
The objective of this study ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anita C. J. Ravelli, Martine Eskes, Joris A. M. van der Post, Ameen Abu-Hanna and Christianne J. M. de Groot Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Attitude, practice and its associated factors towards Diabetes complications among type 2 diabetic patients at Addis Zemen District hospital, Northwest Ethiopia
This study aimed to assess the level of attitude, practices, and its associated factors towards complications of diabetes mellitus among type 2 diabetes patients. (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yitayeh Belsti, Yonas Akalu and Yaregal Animut Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Dropout at Danish vocational schools: does the school ’s health promotion capacity play a role? A survey- and register-based prospective study
School dropout rates and risky health behavior is common among students in vocational education and training (VET) schools. Students with poor physical and mental health are more likely to drop out, and as suc... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maja Th øgersen, Mette Aadahl, Peter Elsborg and Charlotte Demant Klinker Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effectiveness of mobile SMS based counselling intervention in improving the knowledge, attitude, and practices of HIV/AIDS patients enrolled in hospitals/NGOs in Terengganu, Malaysia: a mixed mode study protocol
HIV/AIDS is one of the most serious problems in many parts of the world, and is a high priority for health managers and decision-makers. The aim of the qualitative part of this study will be to develop a mobil... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Md Mosharaf Hossain, Ruhani Binti Mat Min, Zikri Muhammad and Kulanthayan K. C. Mani Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Use and awareness of and willingness to self-test for HIV: an analysis of cross-sectional population-based surveys in Malawi and Zimbabwe
Many southern African countries are nearing the global goal of diagnosing 90% of people with HIV by 2020. In 2016, 84 and 86% of people with HIV knew their status in Malawi and Zimbabwe, respectively. However,... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cheryl Johnson, Melissa Neuman, Peter MacPherson, Augustine Choko, Caitlin Quinn, Vincent J. Wong, Karin Hatzold, Rose Nyrienda, Getrude Ncube, Rachel Baggaley, Fern Terris-Prestholt and Elizabeth L. Corbett Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Emerging pesticides responsible for suicide in rural Sri Lanka following the 2008 –2014 pesticide bans
Sri Lanka has reduced its overall suicide rate by 70% over the last two decades through means restriction, through a series of government regulations and bans removing highly hazardous pesticides from agricult... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Manjula Weerasinghe, Melissa Pearson, Flemming Konradsen, Suneth Agampodi, J. A. Sumith, Shaluka Jayamanne, S. M. H. M. K. Senanayake, Sandamali Rajapaksha and Michael Eddleston Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: Informal payments for inpatient health care in post-health transformation plan period: evidence from Iran
An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article. (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Leila Doshmangir, Haniye Sadat Sajadi, Maryam Ghiasipour, Ali Aboutorabi and Vladimir Sergeevich Gordeev Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Promotion of awareness and utilization of youth friendly service through multi-sectoral cooperation mechanism in China
This study aimed to explore the promoting level on the awareness and utilization of YFS after the implementing of a multi-sectoral coopera... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ning Feng, Xi Jin, Jiuling Wu and Linhong Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Implementing a layperson post-crash first aid training programme in Tanzania: a qualitative study of stakeholder perspectives
In low and middle-income countries (LMICs), laypersons play a significant role in providing initial care to injured victims of traffic accidents. Post-crash first aid (PFA) training programmes for laypersons h... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Menti L. Ndile, Britt-Inger Saveman, Anne H. Outwater, Dickson A. Mkoka and Susann Backteman-Erlanson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Identification of transmission foci of Schistosoma mansoni: narrowing the intervention target from district to transmission focus in Ethiopia
Schistosoma mansoni (S. mansoni) infection is a significant public health problem in Ethiopia, and has wide distribution in the country. The impact of the disease is particularly high on school-age children. Nati... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abebaw Tiruneh, Daniel Kahase, Endalew Zemene, Eyob Tekalign, Absra Solomon and Zeleke Mekonnen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Rural chronic disease research patterns in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand: a systematic integrative review
People living in rural and remote communities commonly experience significant health disadvantages. Geographical barriers and reduced specialist and generalist services impact access to care when compared with... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: R. Disler, K. Glenister and J. Wright Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Full vaccination coverage among children aged 12 –23 months in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Vaccination is one of the most cost-effective means of public health interventions to prevent childhood deaths from infectious diseases. Although several fragmented studies have been conducted concerning full ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daniel Bekele Ketema, Moges Agazhe Assemie, Alehegn Aderaw Alamneh, Muluneh Alene, Kassahun Yawukal Chane, Yoseph Merkebe Alamneh, Molla Yigzaw Birhanu and Animut Alebel Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The evaluation of Suchana, a large-scale development program to prevent chronic undernutrition in north-eastern Bangladesh
Evidence of the impact of community-based nutrition programs is uncommon for two main reasons: the lack of untreated controls, and implementation does not account for the evaluation design. Suchana is a large-sca... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nuzhat Choudhury, Mohammad Jyoti Raihan, S. M. Tanvir Ahmed, Kazi Eliza Islam, Vanessa Self, Shahed Rahman, Lilly Schofield, Andrew Hall and Tahmeed Ahmed Tags: Research in practice Source Type: research

Stunting and overweight among children in Northeast Brazil: prevalence, trends (1992-2005-2015) and associated risk factors from repeated cross-sectional surveys
A study involving children from Alagoas (Northeast Brazil) revealed that, as a consequence of a drastic reduction in the prevalence of stunting between 1992 to 2005, (22.5 to 11.4%) combined with an increase i... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Haroldo da Silva Ferreira, Gabriela Ten ório Albuquerque, Tamara Rodrigues dos Santos, Rosália de Lima Barbosa, Andressa Lima Cavalcante, Luísa Elvira Cavazzani Duarte and Monica Lopes de Assunção Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Yield of household contact investigation of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in southern Ethiopia
Household Contacts (HHCs) of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) have a higher risk of developing TB. Contact investigation is recommended to reach this group and identify undiagnosed cases. In this stu... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mubarek A. Yassin, Kesetebirhan D. Yirdaw, Daniel G. Datiko, Luis E. Cuevas and Mohammed A. Yassin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Migrants and imported disease: Trends of admission in an Italian infectious disease ward during the migration crisis of 2015 –2017
Since 2014, the migrant population residing in Europe has dramatically increased. Migrants ’ unmet health needs represent a barrier to integration and should be promptly addressed, without stigma, in order to f... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Filippo Del Puente, Niccol ò Riccardi, Lucia Taramasso, Giovanni Sarteschi, Rachele Pincino and Antonio Di Biagio Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Implementation of an interactive organ donation education program for Dutch lower-educated students: a process evaluation
As organ donation registration rates remain low, especially among lower-educated people, it is important to support this group in making their registration decision. To prepare lower-educated students in the N... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Esther Steenaart, Rik Crutzen and Nanne K. de Vries Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Mismatch between self-perceived and calculated cardiometabolic disease risk among participants in a prevention program for cardiometabolic disease: a cross-sectional study
The rising prevalence of cardiometabolic diseases (CMD) calls for effective prevention programs. Self-assessment of CMD risk, for example through an online risk score (ORS), might induce risk reducing behavior... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: D. M. Stol, M. Hollander, O. C. Damman, M. M. J. Nielen, I. F. Badenbroek, F. G. Schellevis and N. J. de Wit Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Exploration of self-medication practice in Pokhara valley of Nepal
Self-medication (SM) is the practice of consuming medication without the consultation of physician. The drugs most commonly self-medicated are paracetamol, analgesics, ranitidine, oral rehydration solution and... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sabita Paudel and Bijay Aryal Tags: Research article Source Type: research

When is work a cause of early retirement and are there any effective organizational measures to combat this? A population-based study of perceived work environment and work-related disorders among employees in Sweden
The ageing workforce has an impact on public health. The aim of this study was to evaluate work-related disorders, work tasks and measures associated with the possibility of working beyond 65  years of age or not. (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kerstin Nilsson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association between diet-related knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and self-rated health in Chinese adult residents: a population-based study
Diet-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors (KABs) are important for building healthier dietary patterns. We conducted this study to (a) investigate diet conditions of Chinese adult residents from the per... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ying Yang, Di He, Liuyi Wei, Shizhen Wang, Lei Chen, Mi Luo and Zongfu Mao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The relationship between individual characteristics and HIV-related stigma in adults living with HIV: medical monitoring project, Florida, 2015 –2016
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) disproportionately affects the Southern United States, accounting for approximately 46% of people living with HIV. HIV-related stigma is recognized as a barrier to testing, t... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Renessa Williams, Robert Cook, Babette Brumback, Christa Cook, Miriam Ezenwa, Emma Spencer and Robert Lucero Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The association between physical activity and body fat percentage with adjustment for body mass index among middle-aged adults: China health and nutrition survey in 2015
The inverse association between physical activity and body fat percentage (%) varies among different populations. We aim to examine whether the significant association between them was uniform across the subpo... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Qinpei Zou, Chang Su, Wenwen Du, Yifei Ouyang, Huijun Wang, Zhihong Wang, Gangqiang Ding and Bing Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Did the UN convention on the rights of the child reduce child mortality around the world? An interrupted time series analysis
Child mortality has been reduced by more than 50 % over the past 30 years. A range of secular economic and social developments have been considered to explain this phenomenon. In this paper, we examine the ass... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher A. Tait, Abtin Parnia, Nishan Zewge-Abubaker, Wendy H. Wong, Heather Smith-Cannoy and Arjumand Siddiqi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Early exposure to social disadvantages and later life body mass index beyond genetic predisposition in three generations of Finnish birth cohorts
The study aimed to explore the association between early life and life-course exposure to social disadvantage and later life body mass index (BMI) accounting for genetic predisposition and maternal BMI. (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Estelle Lowry, Nina Rautio, Niko Wasenius, Tom A. Bond, Jari Lahti, Ioanna Tzoulaki, Abbas Dehghan, Anni Heiskala, Leena Ala-Mursula, Jouko Miettunen, Johan Eriksson, Marjo-Riitta J ärvelin and Sylvain Sebert Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Moderation effect of emotion regulation on the relationship between social anxiety, drinking motives and alcohol related problems among university students*
Accumulated evidence suggests that individuals with social anxiety disorder (SAD) are at particular risk of developing alcohol use disorder (AUD). Yet, little is known about the mechanisms under this high como... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sojung Kim and Jung-Hye Kwon Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Gambling formats, involvement, and problem gambling: which types of gambling are more risky?
The recognition of problem gambling as a public health issue has increased as the availability of gambling expands. Research has found that some formats of gambling are more closely linked to problem gambling ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alissa Mazar, Martha Zorn, Nozipho Becker and Rachel A. Volberg Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Weight misperception and psychological symptoms from adolescence to young adulthood: longitudinal study of an ethnically diverse UK cohort
To evaluate the association between weight misperception and psychological symptoms in the Determinants of young Adults Social well-being and Health (DASH) longitudinal study. (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christelle Elia, Alexis Karamanos, Maria Jo ão Silva, Maeve O’Connor, Yao Lu, Alexandru Dregan, Peiyuan Huang, Majella O’Keeffe, J. Kennedy Cruickshank, Elli Z. Enayat, Aidan Cassidy, Oarabile R. Molaodi, Maria Maynard and Seeromanie Harding Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Gender differences and occupational factors for the risk of obesity in the Italian working population
Obesity is a multifactorial condition and a major risk factor associated with several non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, and with a higher risk of premature death and disability. Sex-sp... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: C. Di Tecco, L. Fontana, G. Adamo, M. Petyx and S. Iavicoli Tags: Research article Source Type: research

“[Repeat] testing and counseling is one of the key [services] that the government should continue providing”: participants’ perceptions on extended repeat HIV testing and enhanced counseling (ERHTEC) for primary HIV prevention in pregnant and lactating women in the PRIMAL study, Uganda
The ‘Primary HIV Prevention among Pregnant and Lactating Ugandan Women’ (PRIMAL) randomized controlled trial aimed to assess an enhanced counseling strategy linked to extended postpartum repeat HIV testing and... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Femke Bannink Mbazzi, Zikulah Namukwaya, Alexander Amone, Francis Ojok, Juliane Etima, Josaphat Byamugisha, Elly Katabira, Mary Glenn Fowler, Jaco Homsy and Rachel King Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Tuberculosis treatment outcomes among prisoners and general population in Zomba, Malawi
TB remains a major global health problem. It is particularly prevalent in prisons in sub-Saharan Africa due to overcrowding, malnutrition, high HIV prevalence and insufficient medical services. Prisoners have ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Victor Singano, Esther Kip, Wilson Ching ’ani and Lawrence Chiwaula Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Development and validation of the Oral health behavior questionnaire for adolescents based on the health belief model (OHBQAHBM)
This study aimed t... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bilu Xiang, Hai Ming Wong, Wangnan Cao, Antonio P. Perfecto and Colman P. J. McGrath Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Demographics and medical disorders associated with smoking: a population-based study
Few studies have investigated factors associated with smoking behaviors. In this population-based study, we investigated demographics and medical comorbid diseases to establish a prediction model for smoking b... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Wei-Sheng Chung, Pei-Tseng Kung, Hui-Yun Chang and Wen-Chen Tsai Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Opportunities for the development of drowning interventions in West Bengal, India: a review of policy and government programs
Four million people living in the Indian Sundarbans region in the state of West Bengal face a particularly high risk of drowning due to rurality, presence of open water, lack of accessible health systems and p... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: M. Gupta, A. B. Zwi and J. Jagnoor Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Too young for Cannabis? Choice of minimum legal age for legalized non-medical Cannabis in Canada
Choice of minimum legal age (MLA) for cannabis use is a critical and contentious issue in legalization of non-medical cannabis. In Canada where non-medical cannabis was recently legalized in October 2018, the ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - May 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hai V. Nguyen, Stephen Bornstein, John-Michael Gamble, Maria Mathews, Lisa Bishop and Shweta Mital Tags: Research article Source Type: research