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Featured article & blog: What are the characteristics of patients with Lyme disease in England and Wales?
In this study, the authors describe the sociodemographics of the population affected by Lyme disease and how patients with Lyme disease are managed within hospitals and the NHS.
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On 17 July 2019, the Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organization. Please click here to find relevant research published in BMC Public Health and other journals.
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Featured article: “They’re always there”: resident experiences of living with rats in a disadvantaged urban neighbourhood
The presence of urban rats in the neighbourhood environment may negatively impact health of residents. This study sought to describe the experiences with, perceptions of, and feelings towards rats.
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Featured article: “You feel like you’re part of something bigger”: exploring motivations for community garden participation in Melbourne, Australia
Cultivating better health, wellbeing and societal outcomes through community gardening.
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The well-established link between cancer and tobacco may provide a way to help explain possible links between alcohol and cancer, and raise public awareness of alcohol-associated cancer risks, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health.
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A new supplement from the World Health Organization published in BMC Public Health explores the Polio Eradication Programme in Nigeria.
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- Natalie Pafitis, BioMed Central
- Marie-Victoire Cosson, BioMed Central
- Marc Adams, Arizona State University, USA
- Noriko Cable, University College London, UK
- Summer Hawkins, Boston College, USA
- Jianguang Ji, Lund University, Sweden
- Ariadne Kapetanaki, City University London, UK
- Frances Kay-Lambkin, University of Newcastle, Australia
- Zohra Lassi, University of Adelaide, Australia
- Youcheng Liu, Wayne State University, USA
- Tim Mackey, University of California San Diego, USA
- Carol Maher, University of South Australia, Australia
- Isabelle Niedhammer, INSERM, France
- Mahfuzar Rahman, ICDDRB, Bangladesh
- David Rehkopf, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
- Giovanni Rezza, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Italy
- Richard Rosenkranz, Kansas State University, USA
- David Stieb, Population Studies Division, Health Canada, Canada
- Janice L Thompson, University of Birmingham, UK
- Michelle Turner, University of Ottawa, Canada; CREAL, Spain
- Dianne Stanton Ward, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
- Maxine Dillon, BioMed Central
- Megan Barling, BioMed Central
Associate Professor Summer Sherburne Hawkins, PhD, MS, joined the Boston College School of Social Work (BCSSW) faculty in 2012. She is a social epidemiologist with an interest in addressing policy-relevant research questions in maternal and child health. Her research examines the impact of policies on health disparities in parents and children, particularly using methodology that integrates epidemiology and economics. She joined the Editorial Board of BMC Public Health in 2018.
Dr. Lassi, Section Editor of the Global health section, is a Perinatal Epidemiologist working as a NHMRC Public Health and Health Services Fellow at the University of Adelaide. Her research work has primarily focused on maternal, child and adolescent health and nutrition issues particularly in marginalised and low resource settings. She joined the Editorial Board of BMC Public Health in April of 2019.
Associate Professor Jianguang Ji, Section Editor of the Chronic disease epidemiology section, is a Senior Research Fellow in Medical Epidemiology at Lund University. His research has a strong focus on the influence of genetic and environmental factors on chronic diseases, with a main focus on cancer incidence and mortality.
Dr. Noriko Cable, Section Editor of the Mental health section, is a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London. She works on social relationships, alcohol use and mental health from childhood to late adulthood as well as cross-national examinations of mental health.
Announcing the Launch of In Review
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21 August 2019