Sociodemographic determinants of knowledge and attitude in the primary prevention of cervical cancer among University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) students in Malaysia: preliminary study of HPV vaccination
Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer affecting women around the world in which the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the one of the recognized causative agent affecting women health. In response to this... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maiza Tusimin, Chek Lo Yee, Nur Zarifah Syahmi Abdul Razak, Mohamad Izwan Zainol, Halimatus Sakdiah Minhat and Zulida Rejali Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effects of pollution, low temperature and influenza syndrome on the excess mortality risk in winter 2016 –2017
In the winter of 2016 –2017, the number of deaths recorded in the north-west Europe was significantly higher than that in previous years. This spike in mortality was attributed principally to an influenza epide... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rossella Murtas and Antonio Giampiero Russo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effects of applying a standardized assessment and evaluation protocol in housing adaptation implementation – results from a quasi-experimental study
Standardized, research-based strategies to guide the implementation and evaluate the effects of housing adaptations (HA) on client outcomes are rare. We hypothesized that, compared to ordinary practice, a stan... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: A. Malmgren F änge, G. Carlsson, A. Axmon, B. Thordardottir, C. Chiatti, M. H. Nilsson and L. Ekstam Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Health and educational aspirations in adolescence: a longitudinal study in Finland
The health selection hypothesis suggests that poor health leads to low educational attainment during the life course. Adolescence is an important period as poor health might prevent students from making the be... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Henrik Dobewall, Pirjo Lindfors, Sakari Karvonen, Leena Koivusilta, Mari-Pauliina Vainikainen, Risto Hotulainen and Arja Rimpel ä Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effect of integrating maternal health services and family planning services on postpartum family planning behavior in Ethiopia: results from a longitudinal survey
Very few postpartum women want to become pregnant within the next 2 years, but approximately 60% of postpartum women in low- and middle-income countries are not using contraceptive methods. The World Health Or... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linnea A. Zimmerman, Yuanyuan Yi, Mahari Yihdego, Solomon Abrha, Solomon Shiferaw, Assefa Seme and Saifuddin Ahmed Tags: Research article Source Type: research

From prospective clinical trial to reducing social inequalities in health: The DESSEIN trial, concept and design of a multidisciplinary study in precarious patients with breast cancer
In France during the last 15  years, precariousness among women has increased. In breast cancer, precariousness has been associated with an increase in mortality, but the links between precariousness, stage at ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlotte Ng ô, Aurélia Dinut, Audrey Bochaton, Hélène Charreire, Caroline Desprès, Sandrine Baffert, Fabrice Lécuru and Gilles Chatellier Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Does community social capital buffer the relationship between educational disadvantage and cognitive impairment? A multilevel analysis in Japan
This study explored the relationship between community social capital and cognitive impairment, with a focus on the buffering role of community social capital in the association between educational disadvantag... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hiroshi Murayama, Fumiko Miyamae, Chiaki Ura, Naoko Sakuma, Mika Sugiyama, Hiroki Inagaki, Tsuyoshi Okamura and Shuichi Awata Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Factors associated with tuberculosis disease among children who are household contacts of tuberculosis cases in an urban setting in Malaysia
With the rise in prevalence of childhood tuberculosis (TB) globally, contact tracing should be a powerful strategy for early diagnosis and management, especially in children who are household contacts of activ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Noor Atika Azit, Aniza Ismail, Norfazilah Ahmad, Rohani Ismail and Shuhaily Ishak Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Assessment of factors affecting vaccine cold chain management practice in public health institutions in east Gojam zone of Amhara region
The objective of this study is to assess the factor affecting vaccine cold chain management practice in immuniza... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hewan Adam Bogale, Abebe Feyissa Amhare and Alemtsehay Adam Bogale Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Local walking and cycling by residents living near urban motorways: cross-sectional analysis
Everyday activities, such as walking or cycling, may be a feasible and practical way to integrate physical activity into everyday life. Walking and cycling for transport or recreation in the area local to a pe... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eleanor F. J. Powers, Jenna Panter, David Ogilvie and Louise Foley Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Promoting population health with public-private partnerships: Where ’s the evidence?
Although public-private partnerships have become common in the health sector, the evidence supporting their effectiveness is limited, and when the products or services provided by the private partner are harmf... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lucy A. Parker, Gustavo A. Zaragoza and Ildefonso Hern ández-Aguado Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effect and cost of two successive home visits to increase HIV testing coverage: a prospective study in Lesotho, Southern Africa
Home-based HIV testing and counselling (HB-HTC) is frequently used to increase awareness of HIV status in sub-Saharan Africa. Whereas acceptance of HB-HTC is usually high, testing coverage may remain low due t... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Niklaus Daniel Labhardt, Isaac Ringera, Thabo Ishmael Lejone, Alain Amstutz, Thomas Klimkait, Josephine Muhairwe and Tracy Renee Glass Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Exploring HIV concern in a population of Dominican American women midlife and older
The feminization and ethnic diversification of HIV infection, has resulted in a call for gender- and culture-specific prevention strategies for at-risk groups including Latinos in the United States. The steadi... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michelle Odlum, Danielle Black, Sunmoo Yoon, Cassidy Maher, Steven Lawrence and Jennel Osborne Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Social distribution of tobacco smoking, alcohol drinking and obesity in the French West Indies
Tobacco smoking, alcohol and obesity are important risk factors for a number of non-communicable diseases. The prevalence of these risk factors differ by socioeconomic group in most populations, but this socia... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aviane Auguste, Julien Dugas, Gwenn Menvielle, Christine Barul, Jean-Baptiste Richard and Dani èle Luce Tags: Research article Source Type: research

School-based intervention that integrates nutrition education and supportive healthy school food environment among Malaysian primary school children: a study protocol
Malnutrition among school children may contribute to adverse health consequences such as non-communicable diseases, poor cognitive performance, psychological distress and poor quality of life that may persist ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Choon Huey Teo, Yit Siew Chin, Poh Ying Lim, Shahril Azian Haji Masrom and Zalilah Mohd Shariff Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Awareness and uptake of layered HIV prevention programming for young women: analysis of population-based surveys in three DREAMS settings in Kenya and South Africa
The DREAMS Partnership is an ambitious effort to deliver combinations of biomedical, behavioural and structural interventions to reduce HIV incidence among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). To inform mu... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Annabelle Gourlay, Isolde Birdthistle, Nondumiso Thandiwe Mthiyane, Benedict O. Orindi, Sheru Muuo, Daniel Kwaro, Maryam Shahmanesh, Kathy Baisley, Abdhalah Ziraba and Sian Floyd Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Do nutrition and cash-based interventions and policies aimed at reducing stunting have an impact on economic development of low-and-middle-income countries? A systematic review
Childhood stunting is the most common manifestation of chronic malnutrition. A growing body of literature indicates that stunting can have negative repercussions on physical and cognitive development. There ar... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nathaly Aguilera Vasquez and Jana Daher Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A rural community moves closer to sustainable obesity prevention - an exploration of community readiness pre and post a community-based participatory intervention
Understanding levels of community readiness can result in prevention efforts that align with communities ’ ability and capacity for change and, therefore, be more effective and sustainable. Our study aimed to u... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jillian Whelan, Penelope Love, Lynne Millar, Steven Allender, Catherine Morley and Colin Bell Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effect of vaccine reminder and tracker bracelets on routine childhood immunization coverage and timeliness in urban Pakistan: protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Inability to track children ’s vaccination history coupled with parents’ lack of awareness of vaccination due dates compounds the problem of low immunization coverage and timeliness in developing countries. Tra... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Danya Arif Siddiqi, Mehr Munir, Mubarak Taighoon Shah, Aamir Javed Khan and Subhash Chandir Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Predictors of weight loss outcomes in obesity care: results of the national ACTION study
A key objective of this study was to examine obesity care attitudes and behaviors of people with obesity (PwO) and determine independent factors associated with a self-reported sustained weight loss success ou... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nikhil V. Dhurandhar, Theodore Kyle, Boris Stevenin and Kenneth Tomaszewski Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Psychometric properties of the Persian version of the Cancer attitude inventory
The Cancer Attitude inventory (CAI) was developed to measure attitudes toward cancer. The aim of the present study was to describe the development of the Persian version of the CAI and to evaluate its psychome... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maryam Khazaee-Pool, Alireza Shoghli, Tahereh Pashaei and Koen Ponnet Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The psychosocial adaptation of patients with skin disease: a scoping review
Skin disease is a global public health problem that often has physiological, psychological and social impacts. However, it is not very clear how to adapt to these impacts, especially psychosocial adaptation of... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Xiu-jie Zhang, Ai-ping Wang, Tie-ying Shi, Jun Zhang, Hui Xu, Da-qiu Wang and Li Feng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Epidemiology and antibiotic susceptibility of Vibrio cholerae associated with the 2017 outbreak in Kasese district, Uganda
Uganda is among the 51 countries where cholera outbreaks are common with epidemics occurring predominantly along the western border with Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kampala city slums, Busia district w... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jacob Stanley Iramiot, Innocent B. Rwego, Catherine Kansiime and Benon B. Asiimwe Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Standardised snus packaging reduces brand differentiation: a web-based between-subject experiment
Perceptions of tobacco packaging may be consequential for consumption and initiation. We explored the potential effect of standardised packaging on young adults ’ ratings of the appeal of brands of snus (Swedis... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Torleif Halkjelsvik and Janne Scheffels Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The performance of anthropometric measures to predict diabetes mellitus and hypertension among adults in Jordan
This study aimed to evaluate and compare the abilities of waist circumference (WC), body mass index (BMI), hip circumference (HC), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) to predict recently ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yousef Khader, Anwar Batieha, Hashem Jaddou, Mohammed El-Khateeb and Kamel Ajlouni Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Factors influencing adherence to antiretroviral treatment among adults accessing care from private health facilities in Malawi
This study explored the f... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lusungu Chirambo, Martha Valeta, Tifiness Mary Banda Kamanga and Alinane Linda Nyondo-Mipando Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Parental support of the Canadian 24-hour movement guidelines for children and youth: prevalence and correlates
To explore the prevalence of parental support for meeting the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth, identify key interactive support profiles among the four movement behaviors, and inves... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan E. Rhodes, John C. Spence, Tanya Berry, Guy Faulkner, Amy E. Latimer-Cheung, Norman O ’Reilly, Mark S. Tremblay and Leigh Vanderloo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Trajectories of Haemoglobin and incident stroke risk: a longitudinal cohort study
Studies have demonstrated that high or low haemoglobin increases the risk of stroke. Previous studies, however, performed only a limited number of haemoglobin measurements, while there are dynamic haemoglobin ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alimu Dayimu, Wendi Qian, Bingbing Fan, Chunxia Wang, Jiangbing Li, Shukang Wang, Xiaokang Ji, Guangshuai Zhou, Tao Zhang and Fuzhong Xue Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Pre-travel health care attendance among migrant travellers visiting friends and relatives (VFR): a 10-year retrospective analysis
Travellers visiting friends and relatives (VFR) define a specific population of travellers exposed to higher risks for health and safety than tourists. The aim of this study was to assess differentials in pre-... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pietro Ferrara, Cristina Masuet-Aumatell and Josep Maria Ramon-Torrell Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The costs of traumatic head injury and associated factors at University of Gondar Specialized Referral Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia
Head injuries account for 650,000 annual deaths worldwide. The cost for treating head injury was estimated at US $200 million annually. This contributes to economic impoverishment in low income countries like ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yilak Asmamaw, Mezgebu Yitayal, Ayal Debie and Simegnew Handebo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Cross-sectional analysis of self-reported sedentary behaviors and chronic knee pain among South Korean adults over 50 years of age in KNHANES 2013-2015
An increasing amount of evidence supports an association between sedentary behaviors and chronic knee pain. However, the association between the total daily duration of sedentary behavior and chronic knee pain... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sook-Hyun Lee, Chihyoung Son, Sujung Yeo and In-Hyuk Ha Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Trends in working conditions and health across three cohorts of older workers in 1993, 2003 and 2013: a cross-sequential study
This study examines trends from 1993 to 2013 in physical, cognitive and psychological functioning among three successive cohorts o... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: M. van der Noordt, H. J. Hordijk, W. IJzelenberg, T. G. van Tilburg, S. van der Pas and D. J. H. Deeg Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Alcohol consumption ’s attributable disease burden and cost-effectiveness of targeted public health interventions: a systematic review of mathematical models
Around 6% of total deaths are related to alcohol consumption worldwide. Mathematical models are important tools to estimate disease burden and to assess the cost-effectiveness of interventions to address this ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariel Esteban Bardach, Andrea Olga Alcaraz, Agust ín Ciapponi, Osvaldo Ulises Garay, Andrés Pichón Riviere, Alfredo Palacios, Mariana Cremonte and Federico Augustovski Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparative analysis of trends and determinants of anaemia between adult and teenage pregnant women in two rural districts of Ghana
This study aimed to comparatively analyse the trends and determinants of anaemi... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Millicenta K. M. Ampiah, Jerry J. Kovey, Charles Apprey and Reginald A. Annan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Community-based aftercare following an emergency department presentation for attempted suicide or high risk for suicide: study protocol for a non-randomised controlled trial
Suicide is a major public health issue worldwide. Those who have made a recent suicide attempt are at high risk for dying by suicide in the future, particularly during the period immediately following departur... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Vida V. Bliokas, Alex R. Hains, Jonathan A. Allan, Luise Lago and Rebecca Sng Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Does your neighborhood protect you from being depressed? A study on social trust and depression in Indonesia
Prevalence of depression in Indonesia is estimated at about 3.7% of the total population, although the actual may be higher. Studies worldwide have linked the environment where people live to their mental heal... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mohamad Fahmi, Nur Afni Panjaitan, Ibnu Habibie, Adiatma Y. M. Siregar, Gilang Amarullah, Rahma and Deni K. Sunjaya Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Isolating the impact of specific gambling activities and modes on problem gambling and psychological distress in internet gamblers
This study aimed to isolate the r... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sally M. Gainsbury, Douglas J. Angus and Alex Blaszczynski Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Health care inequality under different medical insurance schemes in a socioeconomically underdeveloped region of China: a propensity score matching analysis
Since economic inequality is often accompanied by health inequalities, health care inequalities are increasingly becoming a hot issue on a global scale. As a developing country, China is still facing the same ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Wei Xian, Xueying Xu, Junling Li, Jinbin Sun, Hezi Fu, Shaoning Wu and Hongbo Liu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Gender differential secular trend in lifetime smoking prevalence among adolescents: an age-period-cohort analysis
This study aimed to explain the gender differential secular trend in adolescents’ lifetime smoking ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jun Hyun Hwang and Soon-Woo Park Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Overcrowding and health in two impoverished suburbs of Johannesburg, South Africa
Rapid urbanization, unmatched by an associated supply of housing, has resulted in overcrowding in the cities of many developing countries, including in Johannesburg, South Africa. Household overcrowding has be... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Vusumuzi Nkosi, Tanya Haman, Nisha Naicker and Angela Mathee Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Recreational drug and excessive alcohol use among HIV-infected men who have sex with men in Central Israel
This study descr... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zohar Mor, Dan Turner, Yuval Livnat and Itzchak Levy Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Epidemiology of childhood tuberculosis and factors associated with unsuccessful treatment outcomes in Tigray, Ethiopia: a ten-year retrospective cross sectional study
Childhood TB is an indicator of a recent transmission of the disease in a community and it is estimated to constitute 15 –20% of all TB cases in many of developing countries. However, only few studies which dom... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gebremeskel Mirutse, Mingwang Fang, Alemayehu Bayray Kahsay and Xiao Ma Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Injury rate and risk factors among small-scale gold miners in Ghana
To determine the potential risk factors for injury, estimate the annual injury rate and examine the safety perceptions, and use of personal protective equipment among small-scale gold miners in Ghana. (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emmanuel Kweku Nakua, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Samuel Newton, Adofo Koranteng, Easmon Otupiri, Peter Donkor and Charles Mock Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Anemia prevalence and etiology among women, men, and children in Ethiopia: a study protocol for a national population-based survey
Anemia remains a public health challenge in Ethiopia, affecting an estimated 56% of children under age 5  years, 23% of women of reproductive age and 18% of adult men. However, anemia etiology and the relative ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amare Worku Tadesse, Elena C. Hemler, Christopher Andersen, Simone Passarelli, Alemayehu Worku, Christopher R. Sudfeld, Yemane Berhane and Wafaie W. Fawzi Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Regular exercise and the trajectory of health-related quality of life among Taiwanese adults: a cohort study analysis 2006 –2014
This study aims to explore the impacts of different degr... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Huan-Cheng Chang, Jersey Liang, Hui-Chuan Hsu, Sung-Kai Lin, Ting-Huan Chang and Shu-Hui Liu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Life on holidays: study protocol for a 3-year longitudinal study tracking changes in children ’s fitness and fatness during the in-school versus summer holiday period
Emerging evidence suggests that children become fatter and less fit over the summer holidays but get leaner and fitter during the in-school period. This could be due to differences in diet and time use between... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Watson, Carol Maher, Grant R. Tomkinson, Rebecca Golley, Fran çois Fraysse, Dorothea Dumuid, Hayley Lewthwaite and Tim Olds Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Physical exercise and body-mass index in young adults: a national survey of Norwegian university students
Physical inactivity and obesity pose a major public health challenge. The aim of this study was to describe the level of physical exercise and body-mass index in college and university students, as well as to ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Grasdalsmoen, Hege Randi Eriksen, Kari Jussie L ønning and Børge Sivertsen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

‘Teach-back’ is a simple communication tool that improves disease knowledge in people with chronic hepatitis B – a pilot randomized controlled study
The low diagnosis rate and poor access to clinical care among people with CHB is a major barrier to reducing HBV-related morbidity and mortality in Australia. One explanation for this is a lack of disease-spec... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophie Tran, Gabrielle Bennett, Jacqui Richmond, Tin Nguyen, Marno Ryan, Thai Hong, Jessica Howell, Barbara Demediuk, Paul Desmond, Sally Bell and Alexander Thompson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Enhancing community preparedness: an inventory and analysis of disaster citizen science activities
Disaster citizen science, or the use of scientific principles and methods by “non-professional” scientists or volunteers, may be a promising way to enhance public health emergency preparedness (PHEP) and build... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ramya Chari, Elizabeth L. Petrun Sayers, Sohaela Amiri, Mary Leinhos, Virginia Kotzias, Jaime Madrigano, Erin V. Thomas, Eric G. Carbone and Lori Uscher-Pines Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Do various personal hygiene habits protect us against influenza-like illness?
Several studies have reported an association between improvements in hand hygiene and the reductions in rates of intestinal parasitic diseases. However, only a some have addressed its link to the frequency of ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - October 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amro K. Bin Abdulrahman, Khalid A. Bin Abdulrahman, Mansour K. Almadi, Abdulrahman M. Alharbi, Mahmoud A. Mahmoud, Mohammed S. Almasri, Tariq R. Alanazi, Rakan A. Alarifi, Abdullah A. Kilani, Omar S. Albluwi, Muaath A. Al Fraih, Yaser T. Al Otabi, Hani O. Tags: Research article Source Type: research