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BMC Public Health

BMC Public Health is recruiting new Associate Editors

We are recruiting new Associate Editors to join our international editorial board, helping to provide expertise on a wide range of different subject disciplines.


Featured article: Low strength wine and beer may fuel increased alcohol consumption

Products containing less alcohol than regular strength wines and beers may be being marketed to replace soft drinks rather than products with higher alcohol content, fueling increased alcohol consumption on all occasions.

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Featured article: Unfairness at work increases risk of long-term sick leave

Lower levels of justice at work relate both to an increase in shorter, but more frequent sickness absence periods, and to an increased risk of longer sickness absence episodes, irrespective of job insecurity and demographic variables of age, gender, socio-economic position and marital status.


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Aims and scope

BMC Public Health is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on the epidemiology of disease and the understanding of all aspects of public health. The journal has a special focus on the social determinants of health, the environmental, behavioral, and occupational correlates of health and disease, and the impact of health policies, practices and interventions on the community.


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Dianne Stanton Ward, Section Editor

Dianne S. Ward, EdD, is an experienced researcher in the area of child health; specifically, obesity prevention. She has published more than 189 research articles, 10 book chapters, and a book about physical activity interventions for children and adolescents.  She joined the editorial board of BMC Public Health in 2015.

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