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  1. Research article

    A comparison of nutritional intake and daily physical activity of girls aged 8-11 years old in Makkah, Saudi Arabia according to weight status

    Obesity rates in Saudi Arabia are amongst the highest in the world. It is known that teenage girls are less active than teenage boys, but less is known about the diet and activity patterns in younger girls. Th...

    Rabab Al-Kutbe, Anne Payne, Anne de Looy and Gail A. Rees

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:592

    Published on: 21 June 2017

  2. Debate

    Malaria control by commodities without practical malariology

    Malaria remains a serious clinical and public health problem, the object of an ongoing technological and humanitarian struggle to abate the very substantial harm done. The manner by which humanity approached m...

    J. Kevin Baird

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:590

    Published on: 21 June 2017

  3. Research article

    A qualitative analysis of smokers’ perceptions about lung cancer screening

    In 2013, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) began recommending lung cancer screening for high risk smokers aged 55–80 years using low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan. In light of these updated r...

    Lindsay Gressard, Amy S. DeGroff, Thomas B. Richards, Stephanie Melillo, Julia Kish-Doto, Christina L. Heminger, Elizabeth A. Rohan and Kristine Gabuten Allen

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:589

    Published on: 21 June 2017

  4. Research article

    Epidemiology of intestinal helminthiasis among school children with emphasis on Schistosoma mansoni infection in Wolaita zone, Southern Ethiopia

    Intestinal helminth infections are major parasitic diseases causing public health problems in Ethiopia. Although the epidemiology of these infections are well documented in Ethiopia, new transmission foci for ...

    Bereket Alemayehu, Zewdneh Tomass, Fiseha Wadilo, Dawit Leja, Song Liang and Berhanu Erko

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:587

    Published on: 20 June 2017

  5. Research article

    Policy lessons from health taxes: a systematic review of empirical studies

    Taxes on alcohol and tobacco have long been an important means of raising revenues for public spending in many countries but there is increasing interest in using taxes on these, and other unhealthy products, ...

    Alexandra Wright, Katherine E. Smith and Mark Hellowell

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:583

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  6. Research article

    Food insecurity and food consumption by season in households with children in an Arctic city: a cross-sectional study

    High rates of food insecurity are documented among Inuit households in Canada; however, data on food insecurity prevalence and seasonality for Inuit households with children are lacking, especially in city cen...

    Catherine Huet, James D. Ford, Victoria L. Edge, Jamal Shirley, Nia King and Sherilee L. Harper

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:578

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  7. Research article

    Social determinants of depression and suicidal behaviour in the Caribbean: a systematic review

    Depressive disorder is the largest contributor to years lived with disability in the Caribbean, adding 948 per 100,000 in 2013. Depression is also a major risk factor for suicidal behaviour. Social inequalitie...

    Catherine R Brown, Ian R Hambleton, Natasha Sobers-Grannum, Shawn M Hercules, Nigel Unwin, E Nigel Harris, Rainford Wilks, Marlene MacLeish, Louis Sullivan and Madhuvanti M Murphy

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:577

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  8. Research article

    Effectiveness of a physical activity program on cardiovascular disease risk in adult primary health-care users: the “Pas-a-Pas” community intervention trial

    Physical activity is a major, modifiable, risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) that contributes to the prevention and management of CVD.

    Victoria Arija, Felipe Villalobos, Roser Pedret, Angels Vinuesa, Mercé Timón, Teresa Basora, Dolors Aguas and Josep Basora

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:576

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  9. Study protocol

    Protocol for the effect evaluation of independent medical evaluation after six months sick leave: a randomized controlled trial of independent medical evaluation versus treatment as usual in Norway

    It has been discussed whether the relationship between a patient on sick leave and his/her general practitioner (GP) is too close, as this may hinder the GP’s objective evaluation of need for sick leave. Indep...

    Elisabeth Husabo, Karin Monstad, Tor Helge Holmås, Irene Oyeflaten, Erik L. Werner and Silje Maeland

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:573

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  10. Research article

    Lessons from implementing mass drug administration for soil transmitted helminths among pre-school aged children during school based deworming program at the Kenyan coast

    The 2012 London declaration which committed to “sustaining, expanding and extending drug access programmes to ensure the necessary supply of drugs and other interventions to help control soil-transmitted helmi...

    Rosemary M. Musuva, Elizabeth Matey, Janet Masaku, Gladys Odhiambo, Faith Mwende, Isaac Thuita, Jimmy Kihara and Doris Njomo

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:575

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  11. Research article

    Conceptualizing physical activity parenting practices using expert informed concept mapping analysis

    Parents are widely recognized as playing a central role in the development of child behaviors such as physical activity. As there is little agreement as to the dimensions of physical activity-related parenting...

    Louise C. Mâsse, Teresia M. O’Connor, Andrew W. Tu, Sheryl O. Hughes, Mark R. Beauchamp and Tom Baranowski

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:574

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  12. Introduction

    Strengthening policy research on infant and young child feeding: An imperative to support countries in scaling up impact on nutrition

    Enabling policy environments for nutrition require require evidence to support best practice and engagement with political and policy contexts, as well as leadership, resourcing, advocacy, and technical suppor...

    Purnima Menon and Anne Marie Thow

    BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 2):420

    Published on: 13 June 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  13. Research

    Policy content and stakeholder network analysis for infant and young child feeding in Nepal

    Despite concerted effort from government and partners, Nepal continues to have a high burden of under nutrition among children. Identifying opportunities to strengthen policy support for infant and young child...

    Sumit Karn, Madhu Dixit Devkota, Shahadat Uddin and Anne Marie Thow

    BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 2):421

    Published on: 13 June 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  14. Research

    Opportunities for strengthening infant and young child feeding policies in South Asia: Insights from the SAIFRN policy analysis project

    South Asian countries experience some of the highest levels of child undernutrition in the world, strongly linked to poor infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices. Strong and responsive policy support i...

    Anne Marie Thow, Sumit Karn, Madhu Dixit Devkota, Sabrina Rasheed, SK Roy, Yasmeen Suleman, Tabish Hazir, Archana Patel, Abhay Gaidhane, Seema Puri, Sanjeeva Godakandage, Upul Senarath and Michael J. Dibley

    BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 2):404

    Published on: 13 June 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

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