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Featured article: Systematic review searches must be systematic, comprehensive, and transparent

Read an interesting discussion on how to conduct a high quality systematic review search. 


Featured article: Different analysis methods of Scottish and English child physical activity data explain the majority of the difference between the national prevalence estimates

The percentages of children in Scotland and England meeting the aerobic physical activity (PA) recommendation differ greatly according to estimates derived from the respective national health surveys. This study indicates that this difference might be due to the analysis method. 

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Featured article: Achieving the end game: employing “vaccine diplomacy” to eradicate polio in Pakistan

On April 28, 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared polio a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” (PHIC) under the authority of the International Health Regulations. Although polio has been eradicated from nearly every nation on earth, Pakistan is one of three countries where wild polio and vaccine-derived polio strains remain, thwarting global eradication efforts.

Featured blog: How do middle-aged social drinkers perceive their alcohol consumption?

New Content ItemResearch recently published in BMC Public Health found that rather than having health concerns, middle-aged drinkers who consume low-levels of alcohol, place more importance on their drinking behaviors conforming to socially acceptable narratives of their age, gender and identity.

Featured supplement: Experiences and lessons learned in polio eradication in Nigeria.

New Content ItemA new supplement from the World Health Organization published in BMC Public Health explores the Polio Eradication Programme in Nigeria. 

To learn more about the supplement, please read Blog written by Dr Fiona Braka, co-editor of the supplement. 

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.


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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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Michelle Turner, Section Editor

Michelle C Turner is an Assistant Research Professor at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal, formerly CREAL), Barcelona, Spain as well as Affiliate Scientist at the McLaughlin Centre for Population Health Risk Assessment, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.  She joined the Editorial Board of BMC Public Health in 2013.

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