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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.
Featured blog: Integrating Domestic Violence Prevention and Mitigation into Global COVID-19 Preparedness and Relief Efforts
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.
SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19
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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Vaping epidemic a major threat to public health
26th March 2020: As vaping can cause dangerous lung and respiratory problems, public health experts are concerned that it could aggravate COVID-19 symptoms.
With the CDC warning about a life-threatening vaping illness called EVALI, or 'E-cigarette or Vaping-Associated Lung Injury', this indicates that e-cigarette users may fall among the 'high-risk bracket' of those most vulnerable to COVID-19. Long term studies are needed as we still do not know the full effects of vaping and multiple mechanisms are likely involved in increased susceptibility to COVID-19.
Carrying out research on e-cigarettes or vaping? We would be delighted to consider this. Submit your work here
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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.
Since the introduction of the NHS Cost Recovery Program, there has been a significant delay for TB treatment among non-UK born patients.
Subjective social status is an important determinant of perceived stress among adolescents: a cross-sectional study
There is a strong association between low subjective social status in both society and school and a high level of perceived stress in adolescents, particularly in girls.
Aims and scope
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Ben Abbott, BMC
- Marc Adams, Arizona State University, USA
- Noriko Cable, University College London, UK
- Summer Hawkins, Boston College, USA
- Jianguang Ji, Lund University, Sweden
- Ariadne Kapetanaki, University of York, 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
- Shankar Viswanathan, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
- Megan Barling, BioMed Central
- Maxine Dillon, BioMed Central
- Kevin Zhu, BioMed Central
- Biostatistics and methods
- Chronic disease epidemiology
- Energy balance-related behaviors
- Environmental health
- Global health
- Health behavior, health promotion and society
- Health policies, systems and management in high-income countries
- Health policies, systems and management in low and middle-income countries
- Infectious disease epidemiology
- NEW: Mental health
- Occupational health
- NEW: Social determinants of health
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.
Call for Papers
Collection open for submissions: Contribution of climate change to the spread of infectious diseases
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 May 2020.
This cross-journal collection calls for papers from a broad range of subject areas that shed light on the contribution that evidence-based research can give to develop better practices and policies towards stronger environmental justice.
This cross-journal collection aims to bring together a selection of the latest research and developments surrounding global alcohol and tobacco policy, from a variety of different viewpoints.
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