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Press Releases in BMC Public Health

NEW: Take a look at published papers that received national and international press coverage. 


Featured article: Whole systems approaches to obesity and other complex public health challenges

Increasing awareness of the complexity of public health problems, including obesity, has led to growing interest in whole systems approaches (WSAs). This paper reports a systematic review of WSAs targeting obesity and other complex public health and societal issues, such as healthy lifestyles for prevention of non-communicable disease.

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Featured article: Tobacco smoking is associated with an increase in number of morphological defects of spermatozoa

New systematic review and meta-analysis collates information on previously published studies investigating the impact of tobacco smoking on the quality of semen in infertile males. 

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Featured article: More young people are choosing not to try alcohol

Young people in England aren’t just drinking less alcohol – a new study published in BMC Public Health shows that more of them are never trying alcohol at all.

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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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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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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