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For the month of September, the BMC Series is proud to present the monthly focus issue dedicated to food science and nutrition. Browse our biology and medical titles for insight into recent research in the field, including food science, production and safety, food assistance and insecurities, probiotics, the gut, nutrition, diet and their effect on lifestyle and health.
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Dr Jasmina Panovska-Griffiths, Associate Editor for BMC Public Health, discusses the Oxford and Imperial mathematical models for COVID-19 in this Editorial.
Dr Nafisa Halim, Associate Editor for BMC Public Health discusses the recent increase in domestic violence in light of COVID-19 lockdowns and how prevention is key.
Find a selection of articles published across Springer Nature, as well as additional commentary and books relevant to SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research.Read more
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7th September 2020: Vaping may be more dangerous than ever as early evidence hints that the coronavirus may have an easier time breaking into the bodies of vapers.
Smoking appears to alter the surfaces of certain cells, prompting them to coat themselves with more of a molecule called ACE-2 — the protein the coronavirus uses to break into its targets. However, is biology the only factor at play? Vaping involves hand-to-mouth movement, providing germs an easy path into the airway, which may be exacerbating the effects seen. Evidence also suggests that the coronavirus can affect blood vessels, seeding clots that may suffocate the lungs.
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The characterization of Ebola-related tweets from the Ebola communication crisis of 2014 may help to improve communication practices in future outbreaks.
The authors discuss their findings here.
Sedentary behavior is on the rise in Europe and particularly in men, with the number of adults spending more than four-and-a-half hours sitting per day having increased by 8% between 2002 and 2017.
Women disproportionately experience food insecurity, with bisexual women reporting the highest prevalence of food insecurity followed by lesbian women.
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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.
This cross-journal collection brings together in one place articles outlining diseases (and their vectors) that are likely to spread or are already spreading across borders due to the effects of climate change. The impact of policy implementation or interventions designed to contain the spread of infectious diseases, and studies that could inform future global policy or practical solutions are very much welcome. A full list of participating journals can be found following the link above. Deadline: 31 December 2020.
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