A scoping review about social and emotional wellbeing programs and services targeting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in Australia: understanding the principles guiding promising practice
Multiple culturally-oriented programs, services, and frameworks have emerged in recent decades to support the social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) people ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Himanshu Gupta, Noemi Tari-Keresztes, Donna Stephens, James A. Smith, Emrhan Sultan and Sian Lloyd Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Evaluation of associations between asthma exacerbations and distance to roadways using geocoded electronic health records data
Asthma exacerbations in children often require medications, urgent care, and hospitalization. Multiple environmental triggers have been associated with asthma exacerbations, including particulate matter 2.5 (P... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jingyi He, Mohsen Ghiasi Ghorveh, Jillian H. Hurst, Monica Tang, Brooke Alhanti, Jason E. Lang and Benjamin A. Goldstein Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Learnings from conducting mental health research during 2004 tsunami in Tamil Nadu, India
The Indian Ocean tsunami experience in 2004 caused a major loss of life and subsequent emotional trauma for survivors. Psychosocial needs in the aftermath of this disaster were extensive, yet the cohesion and ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: R. Padmavati, Vijaya Raghavan, Heather Rera, Megan Kearns, Kotteeswara Rao, Sujit John and R. Thara Tags: Research in practice Source Type: research

Mediation effect of body mass index on the association between spicy food intake and hyperuricemia in rural Chinese adults: the Henan rural cohort study
The objective of this study was to examine the association between spicy food intake and hyperuricemia, and whether this association wa... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Xiaokang Dong, Yuqian Li, Kaili Yang, Lulu Zhang, Yuan Xue, Songcheng Yu, Xiaotian Liu, Runqi Tu, Dou Qiao, Zhicheng Luo, Xue Liu, Yan Wang, Wenjie Li, Zhaohui Zheng and Chongjian Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Relationship between social support status and mortality in a community-based population: a prospective observational study (Yamagata study)
This study investigated whether functiona... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tsutomu Uzuki, Tsuneo Konta, Ritsuko Saito, Ri Sho, Tsukasa Osaki, Masayoshi Souri, Masafumi Watanabe, Kenichi Ishizawa, Hidetoshi Yamashita, Yoshiyuki Ueno and Takamasa Kayama Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Trends and determinants of condomless sex in gonorrhoea patients diagnosed in France through the sentinel surveillance network ResIST, 2005 –2014
This study aims to anal... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Oche Adam Itodo, Delphine Viriot, Annie Velter, Lucie Leon, Nicolas Dupin, Beatrice Bercot, Agathe Goubard, Fran çois Lassau, Sébastien Fouere, Pervenche Martinet, William Tosini, Sophie Florence, Florence Lot and Ndeindo Ndeikoundam Ngangro Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Adherence to recommendations for ART and targeted PrEP use among HIV serodiscordant couples in East Africa: the “PrEP as a bridge to ART” strategy
PrEP use should be aligned with periods of risk for HIV acquisition. For HIV serodiscordant couples, PrEP can be used as a bridge until the partner living with HIV takes antiretroviral therapy (ART) long enoug... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Musinguzi, Lara Kidoguchi, Nelly R. Mugo, Kenneth Ngure, Elly Katabira, Connie L. Celum, Jared M. Baeten, Renee Heffron and Jessica E. Haberer Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: Social marketing interventions to promote physical activity among 60  years and older: a systematic review of the literature
An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article. (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Luc Goethals, Nathalie Barth, David Hupin, Michael S. Mulvey, Frederic Roche, Karine Gallopel-Morvan and Bienvenu Bongue Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Sleep duration and mortality in Korean adults: a population-based prospective cohort study
Increasing evidence suggests that sleep duration is associated with risks of various diseases including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and certain types of cancer. However, the relationship wit... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sohyeon Kwon, Hyeyoung Lee, Jong-Tae Lee, Min-Jeong Shin, Sangbum Choi and Hannah Oh Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association between obesity, common chronic diseases and health promoting lifestyle profiles in Hong Kong adults: a cross-sectional study
Recent surveys revealed that the health status of many people from Hong Kong is far from ideal. Although non-communicable diseases are largely preventable, few relevant health promotion and disease prevention ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yan Sin Leung, Jack Jock Wai Lee, Maria Ming Po Lai, Chole Kei Ming Kwok and Ka Chun Chong Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Study protocol of a cluster randomized controlled trial of strategies to increase antenatal iron and folic acid supplementation and malaria prophylaxis in rural south-central C ôte d’Ivoire
Coverage of antenatal iron and folic acid supplementation (IFAS) and intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy (IPTp) remains low in many countries. Evidence on the most effective ways to incre... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Siaka Kon é, Jürg Utzinger, Nicole Probst-Hensch, Daouda Dao and Günther Fink Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Inequities in child survival in Nigerian communities during the Sustainable Development Goal era: insights from analysis of 2016/2017 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey
Child survival is a major concern in Nigeria, as it contributes 13% of the global under-five mortalities. Although studies have examined the determinants of under-five mortality in Nigeria, the comparative rol... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daniel Adedayo Adeyinka, Nazeem Muhajarine, Pammla Petrucka and Elon Warnow Isaac Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A school-based intervention for a better future: study protocol of Sintra Grows Healthy
Preventing childhood obesity is a public health challenge of the twenty-first century and it must be a priority. Governments play a major role in creating and supporting a healthy school environment and should... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raquel J. Ferreira, Telma Nogueira, Vit ória Dias da Silva, Mariana Liñan Pinto, Joana Sousa, Ana Margarida Pereira, Paulo Jorge Nogueira, Rute Borrego, Ana Raposo, João Martins, Marcos Onofre, Adilson Marques, António Rodrigues, Ana Quitério and Ant Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

A survival analysis of COVID-19 in the Mexican population
At present, the Americas report the largest number of cases of COVID-19 worldwide. In this region, Mexico is the third country with most deaths (20,781 total deaths). A sum that may be explained by the high pr... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Guillermo Salinas-Escudero, Mar ía Fernanda Carrillo-Vega, Víctor Granados-García, Silvia Martínez-Valverde, Filiberto Toledano-Toledano and Juan Garduño-Espinosa Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Feasibility of implementing a community cardiovascular health promotion program with paramedics and volunteers in a South Asian population
This study sought to adapt an evidence-based community risk assessment and health promotion program... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Agarwal, Manika Bhandari, Melissa Pirrie, Ricardo Angeles and Francine Marzanek Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The COVID-19 pandemic in Norway and Sweden – threats, trust, and impact on daily life: a comparative survey
Norway and Sweden have similar populations and health care systems, but different reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic. Norway closed educational institutions, and banned sports and cultural activities; Sweden k... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lise M. Helsingen, Erle Refsum, Dagrun Kyte Gj østein, Magnus Løberg, Michael Bretthauer, Mette Kalager and Louise Emilsson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Spillover HIV prevention effects of a cash transfer trial in East Zimbabwe: evidence from a cluster-randomised trial and general-population survey
Benefits of cash transfers (CTs) for HIV prevention have been demonstrated largely in purposively designed trials, commonly focusing on young women. It is less clear if CT interventions not designed for HIV pr... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robin Schaefer, Ranjeeta Thomas, Laura Robertson, Jeffrey W. Eaton, Phyllis Mushati, Constance Nyamukapa, Katharina Hauck and Simon Gregson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Residential mobility among adult cancer survivors in the United States
While residential mobility affects people ’s health, the dynamic of neighborhood tenure and its associated factors among cancer patients and survivors have not been studied in detail. This cross-sectional study... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bian Liu, Furrina F. Lee and Francis Boscoe Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Characterization of HIV risks in a Brazilian sickle cell disease population
A low prevalence of HIV in sickle cell disease (SCD) patients has been reported in the literature though mechanisms for this are not understood. (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: P. F. Blatyta, S. Kelly, T. T. Goncalez, A. B. Carneiro-Proietti, T. Salomon, C. Miranda, E. Sabino, L. Preiss, C. Maximo, P. Loureiro, B. Custer and C. de Almeida-Neto Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Cost –utility and cost–benefit analyses of school-based obesity prevention program
This study is to perform cost –utility and cost–benefit assessment of three scho... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Haiquan Xu, Yanping Li, Songming Du, Qian Zhang, Ailing Liu, Junmao Sun and Guansheng Ma Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Evaluating the effectiveness of incentives to improve HIV prevention outcomes for young females in Eswatini: Sitakhela Likusasa impact evaluation protocol and baseline results
Eswatini continues to have the highest prevalence of HIV in the world, and one of the highest HIV incidences among adult populations (aged 15 –49). This analysis reports on both key elements of study design/pro... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marelize Gorgens, Andrew F. Longosz, Sosthenes Ketende, Muziwethu Nkambule, Tengetile Dlamini, Mbuso Mabuza, Kelvin Sikwibele, Vimbai Tsododo, Mthokozisi Dlamini, Futhie Dennis-Langa, Wendy Heard, Andrea Low, Pandu Harimurti, David Wilson, Khanya Mabuza a Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Women ’s healthcare decision-making capacity and HIV testing in sub-Saharan Africa: a multi-country analysis of demographic and health surveys
We examined the a... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Joseph Kojo Oduro, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Eugene Budu, Francis Appiah, Linus Baatiema, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw and Francis Sambah Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effectiveness of upgraded maternity waiting homes and local leader training on improving institutional births: a cluster-randomized controlled trial in Jimma, Ethiopia
Maternity waiting homes (MWHs), residential spaces for pregnant women close to obstetric care facilities, are being used to tackle physical barriers to access. However, their effectiveness has not been rigorou... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jaameeta Kurji, Lakew Abebe Gebretsadik, Muluemebet Abera Wordofa, Sudhakar Morankar, Kunuz Haji Bedru, Gebeyehu Bulcha, Nicole Bergen, Getachew Kiros, Yisalemush Asefa, Shifera Asfaw, Abebe Mamo, Erko Endale, Kednapa Thavorn, Ronald Labonte, Monica Talja Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Disparities in cervical cancer screening participation in Iran: a cross-sectional analysis of the 2016 nationwide STEPS survey
This study aimed to investigate the disparities i... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rozhin Amin, Ali-Asghar Kolahi, Nader Jahanmehr, Ali-Reza Abadi and Mohammad-Reza Sohrabi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Scale validation for the identification of falsified hand sanitizer: public and regulatory authorities perspectives from United Arab Emirates
Since the time of declaration of global pandemic of COVID-19 by World Health Organization (WHO), falsified hand sanitizers surfaced regularly in markets, posing possible harm to public due to unlisted inclusio... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ammar Abdulrahman Jairoun, Sabaa Saleh Al-Hemyari, Moyad Shahwan, Faris El-Dahiyat and Shazia Jamshed Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Trends and sex disparities in school bullying victimization among U.S. youth, 2011 –2019
We examined trends in traditional victimization and c... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ruili Li, Qiguo Lian, Qiru Su, Luhai Li, Meixian Xie and Jun Hu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Pneumococcal vaccine coverage among individuals aged 18 to 64  years old with underlying medical conditions in the UK: a retrospective database analysis
In the UK certain groups with pre-disposing conditions are eligible for vaccination with the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV23). Uptake of the vaccine in these individuals has not been reported for 10... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ian Matthews, Xiaoyan Lu, Qian Xia, Wynona Black and Bayad Nozad Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The impact of the Maritime Labor Convention on seafarers ’ working and living conditions: an analysis of port state control statistics
The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC2006) entered into force in August 2013 and is a milestone for better working and living conditions (WLC) for seafarers. As of March 2020, 96 countries have ratified th... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marina Liselotte Fotteler, Despena Andrioti Bygvraa and Olaf Chresten Jensen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Undergraduate students ’ norms for the Chinese version of the symptom check-List-90-R (SCL-90-R)
Despite widespread application of the Symptom Check-List-90-R (SCL-90-R) for Chinese undergraduate students, there are no appropriate norms for them. The aim of this study is to provide norms for the Chinese v... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yulan Yu, Chonghua Wan, Xudong Zhao, E. Scott Huebner, Jianfeng Tan, Chuanzhi Xu and Jingjing Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effects of gender, activity type, class location and class composition on physical activity levels experienced during physical education classes in British secondary schools: a pilot cross-sectional study
Pupils in secondary schools do not meet the targets for physical activity levels during physical education (PE) sessions, and there is a lack of data on the vigorous physical activity domain (VPA) in PE known ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anne Delextrat, Patrick Esser, Nick Beale, Floris Bozon, Emma Eldridge, Hooshang Izadi, Heidi Johansen-Berg, Catherine Wheatley and Helen Dawes Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Patient acceptability of targeted risk-based detection of non-communicable diseases in a dental and pharmacy setting
Non-communicable diseases [NCDs] are the major cause of mortality globally and are increasing in prevalence. Different healthcare professionals ’ access different population groups; and engaging allied healthca... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zehra Yonel, Asma Yahyouche, Zahra Jalal, Alistair James, Thomas Dietrich and Iain L. C. Chapple Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Sankofa pediatric HIV disclosure intervention did not worsen depression scores in children living with HIV and their caregivers in Ghana
The ‘Sankofa’ pediatric HIV disclosure study (2013–2017) was an intervention that aimed to address the low prevalence of disclosure of HIV status in Ghana. (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Radcliffe, Aba Sam, Quinn Matos, Sampson Antwi, Kofi Amissah, Amina Alhassan, Irene Pokuaa Ofori, Yunshan Xu, Yanhong Deng, Nancy R. Reynolds and Elijah Paintsil Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Implementation outcomes of a culturally adapted diabetes self-management education intervention for Native Hawaiians and Pacific islanders
Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs) experience a disproportionate burden of type 2 diabetes and related complications. Although diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) interventions h... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ka ʻimi A. Sinclair, Anna Zamora-Kapoor, Claire Townsend-Ing, Pearl A. McElfish and Joseph Keaweʻaimoku Kaholokula Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Time allocation to active domains, physical activity, and health indicators in older adults: cross-sectional results from the OUTDOOR ACTIVE study
Physical activity (PA) is one of the key determinants of healthy ageing. Research showed that time allocation plays an important role in PA. Therefore, an understanding of the time use of older adults is cruci... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Imke Stalling, Birte Marie Albrecht, Friederike Doerwald and Karin Bammann Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Formative research to inform the development of a peer-led HIV self-testing intervention to improve HIV testing uptake and linkage to HIV care among adolescents, young people and adult men in Kasensero fishing community, Rakai, Uganda: a qualitative study
Despite efforts to improve HIV testing and linkage to HIV care among adolescents, young people and adult men, uptake rates remain below global targets. We conducted formative research to generate data necessar... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph K. B. Matovu, Aminah Nambuusi, Scovia Nakabirye, Rhoda K. Wanyenze and David Serwadda Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Understanding physical literacy in the context of health: a rapid scoping review
Physical literacy is a multidimensional concept that describes a holistic foundation for physical activity engagement. Understanding the utilization and effectiveness of physical literacy in the context of hea... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Cornish, Gloria Fox, Trina Fyfe, Erica Koopmans, Anne Pousette and Chelsea A. Pelletier Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association of Schistosoma haematobium infection morbidity and severity on co-infections in pre-school age children living in a rural endemic area in Zimbabwe
Individuals living in Schistosoma haematobium endemic areas are often at risk of having other communicable diseases simultaneously. This usually creates diagnostic difficulties leading to misdiagnosis and overloo... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tariro L. Mduluza-Jokonya, Thajasvarie Naicker, Luxwell Jokonya, Herald Midzi, Arthur Vengesai, Maritha Kasambala, Emilia Choto, Simbarashe Rusakaniko, Elopy Sibanda, Francisca Mutapi and Takafira Mduluza Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Risk perception related to COVID-19 among the Iranian general population: an application of the extended parallel process model
This study aimed to investigate on how people perceive the COVID-19 outbreak using the components of the Ext... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Leila Jahangiry, Fatemeh Bakhtari, Zahara Sohrabi, Parvin Reihani, Sirous Samei, Koen Ponnet and Ali Montazeri Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: Associations between change in labour market policies and work stressors: a comparative longitudinal survey data analysis from 27 European countries
An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article. (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: T. Lunau, M. Wahrendorf, N. Dragano, J. Siegrist, K. A. van der Wel and M. Rig ó Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Public awareness and knowledge of factors associated with dementia in China
This study aimed... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yong-Bo Zheng, Le Shi, Yi-Miao Gong, Xiao-Xiao Wang, Qing-Dong Lu, Jian-Yu Que, Muhammad Zahid Khan, Yan-Ping Bao and Lin Lu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prevalence and associated factors of chronic non-communicable diseases among cross-country truck drivers in Ethiopia
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are diseases that are not transmitted from one person to another. Currently, NCDs are the primary causes of morbidity and mortality globally. Truck driving is an occupation tha... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tewodros Yosef Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Age and gender specific association between obesity and depressive symptoms: a large-scale cross-sectional study
This is a cross-sectional study to explore the age and gender specific association between obesity and depression in Chinese rural adults. (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Wei Liao, Zhicheng Luo, Yitan Hou, Ningning Cui, Xiaotian Liu, Wenqian Huo, Fang Wang and Chongjian Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Knowledge, attitude and practice towards tuberculosis in Gambia: a nation-wide cross-sectional survey
Early diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) are the mainstay of global and national TB control efforts. However, the gap between expected and reported cases persists for various reasons attributable to ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adedapo Olufemi Bashorun, Christopher Linda, Semeeh Omoleke, Lindsay Kendall, Simon D. Donkor, Ma-Ansu Kinteh, Baba Danso, Lamin Leigh, Sheriff Kandeh, Umberto D ’Alessandro and Ifedayo Morayo O. Adetifa Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Low dispersion in the infectiousness of COVID-19 cases implies difficulty in control
The individual infectiousness of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), quantified by the number of secondary cases of a typical index case, is conventionally modelled by a negative-binomial (NB) distribution. B... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daihai He, Shi Zhao, Xiaoke Xu, Qiangying Lin, Zian Zhuang, Peihua Cao, Maggie H. Wang, Yijun Lou, Li Xiao, Ye Wu and Lin Yang Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

The role of medical equipment in the spread of nosocomial infections: a cross-sectional study in four tertiary public health facilities in Uganda
With many medical equipment in hospitals coming in direct contact with healthcare workers, patients, technicians, cleaners and sometimes care givers, it is important to pay close attention to their capacity in... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert T. Ssekitoleko, Solomon Oshabaheebwa, Ian G. Munabi, Martha S. Tusabe, C. Namayega, Beryl A. Ngabirano, Brian Matovu, Julius Mugaga, William M. Reichert and Moses L. Joloba Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Defining and deconstructing girl child marriage and applications to global public health
An estimated 650 million girls and women alive today married before their 18th birthday. Referred to as girl child marriage, the formal or informal union of the girl-child before age 18, the practice is increa... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yvette Efevbera and Jacqueline Bhabha Tags: Review Source Type: research

Disparities in emergency department use between Italians and migrants residing in Rome, Italy: the Rome Dynamic Longitudinal Study from 2005 to 2015
The Emergency Department (ED) can be considered an indicator of accessibility and quality and can be influenced in period of economic downturns. In the last fifteen years, the number of migrants in Italy has d... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eleonora Trappolini, Claudia Marino, Nera Agabiti, Cristina Giudici, Marina Davoli and Laura Cacciani Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prevalence of intimate partner violence in Malaysia and its associated factors: a systematic review
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is any behaviour within an intimate relationship that causes physical, psychological or sexual harm to those in the relationship. IPV is an important public health problem with ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hayati Kadir Shahar, Faridah Jafri, Nor Afiah Mohd Zulkefli and Norliza Ahmad Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Geospatial patterns of comorbidity prevalence among people with osteoarthritis in Alberta Canada
Knowledge of geospatial pattern in comorbidities prevalence is critical to an understanding of the local health needs among people with osteoarthritis (OA). It provides valuable information for targeting optim... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Xiaoxiao Liu, Rizwan Shahid, Alka B. Patel, Terrence McDonald, Stefania Bertazzon, Nigel Waters, Judy E. Seidel and Deborah A. Marshall Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Social and environmental risk factors for the accidental drowning of children under five in China
Accidental drowning of children under five is a serious problem in China. The present study analyzed data on environmental and sociodemographic factors and on primary caregivers of drowned children to understa... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Meixian Wang, Yuxi Liu, Leni Kang, Chunhua He, Lei Miao, Jianwen Huang, Xiaoyan He, Jun Zhu, Juan Liang, Qi Li, Yanping Wang and Hanmin Liu Tags: Research article Source Type: research