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  1. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a leading cause of liver cancer and remains a global public health concern. The risk of acquiring HBV is higher in HCWs than in non-HCWs. Medical students are considered a high-risk ...

    Authors: Abdifitah Said Ali, Nur Ahmed Hussein, Elmi Omar Haji Elmi, Abdiwahid Mohamed Ismail and Mohamed Mohamud Abdi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1060
  2. Use of nanoparticles have established benefits in a wide range of applications, however, the effects of exposure to nanoparticles on health and the environmental risks associated with the production and use of...

    Authors: Elizabeth Adjoa Kumah, Raoul Djou Fopa, Saeed Harati, Paul Boadu, Fatemeh Vida Zohoori and Tannaz Pak
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1059
  3. The joint effect of platelet and other modifiers on the risk of pregnancy complications is unknown. This study investigated whether platelet count (PC) and total homocysteine (tHcy) level have a synergistic ef...

    Authors: Bin Yu, Bin Zhang, Xiaoya Han, Wei Long, Wenbo Zhou and Xiaosong Yuan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1058
  4. Despite an intensive focus on workers’ health during recent decades, the prevalence of work-related diseases remains unchanged in Denmark and internationally. Therefore, USA and Australian researchers have ini...

    Authors: Mette Korshøj, Vivian Rueskov Poulsen, Margrethe Bordado Sköld, Sanna Koch Autrup, Brian Oldenburg and Ole Steen Mortensen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1057
  5. Most low- and middle-income countries have limited access to cost data that meets the needs of health policy-makers and researchers in health intervention areas including HIV, tuberculosis, and immunization. U...

    Authors: Lori A. Bollinger, Joseph Corlis, Regina Ombam, Steven Forsythe and Stephen C. Resch
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1055
  6. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the world in multiple ways and has been a challenge for the health systems of each country. From the beginning, risk factors for the severity and mortality of the disease wer...

    Authors: L. Baquerizo-Sedano, L. Goni, C. Sayón-Orea and P. González-Muniesa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1054
  7. Almost all cases of cervical and anal cancer have been linked to the human papillomavirus (HPV). However, in addition to women who develop HPV-related cervical cancer, both men and women can also develop cance...

    Authors: Evans Osei Appiah, Ezekiel Oti-Boadi, Stella Appiah, Mohammed Ali Bakkari, Manuela Akosua Menka, Dorothy Baffour Awuah, Samuel Kontoh, Awube Menlah, Isabella Garti and Susana Agyekum Boateng
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1053
  8. Children exposed to household challenges (i.e., parental substance use, incarceration, and mental illness) are among the groups most vulnerable to sexual risk-taking in adolescence. These behaviors have been a...

    Authors: Olivia N. Kachingwe, Quiana Lewis, Asari Offiong, Bianca D. Smith, Ashleigh LoVette and Terrinieka W. Powell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1052
  9. The 95-95-95 UNAIDS global strategy was adapted to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. The target is based on the premise that early detection of HIV-infected persons and linking them to treatment regardless of the...

    Authors: Christopher Z-Y. Abana, Dennis K. Kushitor, Theodore W. Asigbee, Prince K. Parbie, Koichi Ishikawa, Hiroshi Kiyono, Taketoshi Mizutani, Samuel Siaw, Sampson B. Ofori, Gifty Addo-Tetebo, Maclean R. D. Ansong, Marion Williams, Samuel Morton, George Danquah, Tetsuro Matano, William K. Ampofo…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1051
  10. The COVID-19 pandemic has not only changed physical health and the economy, but also changed plans for the future with its impact on social status and mental health. Changes in fertility preferences in many co...

    Authors: Cihad Dundar and Tugce Kaya Elverdi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1050
  11. The relationship between obesity and hearing loss among the middle-aged and older population remained unclear. Moreover, few studies have focused on the impact of gender on this association.

    Authors: Chen Zhang, Weiwei Wang, Xiaotian Chang, Siyan Zhan, Shengfeng Wang, Lei Feng and Yongfeng Song
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1048
  12. COVID-19 lockdown resulted in the closure of schools with associated problems. The aim of this study was to determine the associations between depression, fear of contracting COVID-19 infection and the use of ...

    Authors: Passent Ellakany, Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Maha El Tantawi, Roberto Ariel Abeldaño Zuñiga, Nourhan M. Aly, Eshrat Ara, Balgis Gaffar, Anthonia Omotola Ishabiyi, Mir Faeq Ali Quadri, Abeedah Tu-Allah Khan, Zumama Khalid, Folake Barakat Lawal, Bamidele Olubukola Popoola, Joanne Lusher, Muhammad Abrar Yousaf, Jorma I. Virtanen…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1047
  13. The lockdown and social distancing caused by Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may have changed Physical Activity Level (PAL), eating behavior, and health habits due to long-term confinement worldwide.

    Authors: Hiwa Ahmed Rahim, Rastegar Hoseini, Zahra Hoseini, Eman Najemaldeen Abbas and Dashni Anwer Kareem
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1046
  14. Most young adults and adolescents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) do not meet the established internationally recommended physical activity levels per day. The Arab Teen Lifestyle Study (ATLS) physical activ...

    Authors: Ashokan Arumugam, Shima A. Mohammad Zadeh, Zina Anwar Zabin, Tamara Mohammad Emad Hawarneh, Hejab Iftikhar Ahmed, Fatema Shabbir Jauhari, Hanan Youssef Alkalih, Tamer Mohamed Shousha, Ibrahim M. Moustafa and Charlotte K. Häger
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1045
  15. Expanding and providing access to early detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) through testing community-based strategies among socially vulnerable communities (SVC) are crit...

    Authors: Melissa Marzan-Rodríguez, Kamalich Muniz-Rodriguez, Luisa M. Morales, Iris S. Martínez, Natasha Torres-Borrero and Eida M. Castro-Figueroa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1044
  16. Diabetes is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), but in the non-diabetic population, high glucose values within the normal range are also positively associated with CVD risk. There is a l...

    Authors: Hui Zhou, Xiong Ding, Shouling Wu, Jin Yan and Jianyun Cao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1043
  17. With the increase in aging and cardiovascular risk factors, the morbidity and mortality of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), represented by ischemic heart disease and stroke, continue to rise in ...

    Authors: Xin Qian, Mulatibieke Keerman, Xianghui Zhang, Heng Guo, Jia He, Remina Maimaitijiang, Xinping Wang, Jiaolong Ma, Yu Li, Rulin Ma and Shuxia Guo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1041
  18. The frequent occurrence and increasing severity of major emerging infectious diseases (MEIDs) have posed considerable public health, economic and social issues worldwide. The emergency preparedness of public i...

    Authors: Yue Luo, Wei Wei, Mei Li, Jianlan Ren, Yu Zheng, Yongli Huang and Yanhua Chen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1040
  19. Mathematical models to forecast the risk trend of the COVID-19 pandemic timely are of great significance to control the pandemic, but the requirement of manual operation and many parameters hinders their effic...

    Authors: Zhongliang Wang, Bin Liu, Jie Luan, Shanshan Lu, Zhijie Zhang and Jianbo Ba
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1039
  20. Injection drug use is the primary mode of transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the developed world and guidelines recommend screening individuals with current or history of injection drug use f...

    Authors: Cathy R. Balsom, Alison Farrell and Deborah V. Kelly
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1038
  21. Recent literature has suggested that associations and interactions between family socioeconomic status (SES) and home food environment influence children’s diet, but little is known about the mediation roles o...

    Authors: Nithya Serasinghe, Henna Vepsäläinen, Reetta Lehto, Anna M. Abdollahi, Maijaliisa Erkkola, Eva Roos and Carola Ray
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1037
  22. Surf lifesavers and lifeguards have provided essential education, preventative, and rescue services to the Australian community for over 110 years. In this first responder role, surf lifesavers and lifeguards ...

    Authors: Samantha Fien, Jasmin C. Lawes, Jessica Ledger, Murray Drummond, Pamela Simon, Nancy Joseph, Shane Daw, Talitha Best, Robert Stanton and Ian de Terte
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1036
  23. Health-oriented leadership (HoL) represents an important workplace resource for employees. However, as opportunities to work from home increase, the question arises, whether leadership is more or less effectiv...

    Authors: Laura Klebe and Jörg Felfe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1035
  24. The incidence of anal cancer, largely associated with anal human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, is increasing among men who have sex with men (MSM), and transgender women living with or without HIV. Screening...

    Authors: Muslima Ejaz, Anna Mia Ekström, Tazeen Saeed Ali, Mariano Salazar, Alyan Ahmed, Dania Ali, Ayman Haroon and Sameen Siddiqi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1034
  25. Nearly half of intimate partner violence (IPV) survivors experience their first abusive relationship at college age (18–24 years). Most often they disclose the violence to friends. Existing college campus “bys...

    Authors: Tina L. Bloom, Nancy Perrin, Megan Lindsay Brown, Jacquelyn Campbell, Amber Clough, Karen Trister Grace, Kathryn Laughon, Jill Messing, Karen B. Eden, Rachael Turner and Nancy Glass
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1033
  26. Birthweight and gestational age are important factors of not only newborn health by also child development and can contribute to delayed cognitive abilities. However, no study has analyzed the association of b...

    Authors: Rabi Joël Gansaonré, Lynne Moore, Jean-François Kobiané, Ali Sié and Slim Haddad
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1032
  27. According to the minority stress theory, stigma affects the health of marginalized populations. Previous stigma research has focused on the health effects of individual and interpersonal stigma, paying less at...

    Authors: Felicitas Falck and Richard Bränström
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1031
  28. High quality health data as collected by health management information systems (HMIS) is an important building block of national health systems. District Health Information System 2 (DHIS2) software is an inno...

    Authors: Andrea Farnham, Georg Loss, Isaac Lyatuu, Herminio Cossa, Alexandra V. Kulinkina and Mirko S. Winkler
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1030
  29. Pregnant women are among the priority groups to receive influenza vaccines in the Czech Republic since 2011, data on vaccination coverage are not yet available. The aim of the study was to determine the influe...

    Authors: Jan Kynčl, Monika Liptáková, Jana Košťálová, Marek Malý, Marcela Křížová, Hynek Heřman and Kateřina Fabiánová
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1029
  30. Self-perceived general health (SPGH) is a general health indicator commonly used in epidemiological research and is associated with a wide range of exposures from different domains. However, most studies on SP...

    Authors: Jurriaan Hoekstra, Esther S. Lenssen, Albert Wong, Bette Loef, Gerrie-Cor M. Herber, Hendriek C. Boshuizen, Maciek Strak, W. M. Monique Verschuren and Nicole A. H. Janssen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1027
  31. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted on public health in several ways. The aim of the study was to investigate changes in lifestyle, adiposity, and cardiometabolic markers among young adults in Sweden during the...

    Authors: Sandra Ekström, Niklas Andersson, Inger Kull, Antonios Georgelis, Petter L. S. Ljungman, Erik Melén and Anna Bergström
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1026
  32. This study investigated the associations between COVID-19 related stigma and post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSS); and the associations between PTSS and COVID-19 related stigma, HIV status, COVID-19 status an...

    Authors: Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Roberto Ariel Abeldaño Zuñiga, Jorma I. Virtanen, Passent Ellakany, Ala’a B. Al-Tammemi, Mir Faeq Ali Quadri, Mohammed Jafer, Eshrat Ara, Martin Amogre Ayanore, Balgis Gaffar, Nourhan M. Aly, Ifeoma Idigbe, Joanne Lusher, Oliver C. Ezechi, Annie L Nguyen and Maha El Tantawi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1025
  33. Despite advances in the treatment of heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction, people with HF continue to have a high risk of mortality and hospitalisation. Patients also suffer from poor quality of l...

    Authors: Carolyn S. P. Lam, Ed Harding, Marc Bains, Alex Chin, Naresh Kanumilli, Mark C. Petrie, Paula Pohja-Hutchison, Jiefu Yang and Javed Butler
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1023
  34. Evidence suggests that access to green schoolyards may facilitate vigorous play and lead to increased physical activity, which could lead to improved academic outcomes and reduce excess childhood weight gain. ...

    Authors: Matthew J. Barenie, Erin K. Howie, Kari A. Weber and Michael R. Thomsen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1022
  35. To evaluate the impact of Hurricanes Irma/Maria on diabetes incidence in Puerto Rico. Mortality increased substantially after the hurricanes, but morbidity was not assessed.

    Authors: Marijulie Martínez-Lozano, Carlamarie Noboa, Gerardo Alvarado-González and Kaumudi J. Joshipura
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1019
  36. The COVID-19 pandemic as a public health crisis has led to a significant increase in mental health difficulties. Smoking is strongly associated with mental health conditions, which is why the pandemic might ha...

    Authors: Astrid Juhl Andersen, Irwin Hecker, Solène Wallez, Anke Witteveen, Antonio Lora, Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz, Giovanni Corrao, Henrik Walter, Josep Maria Haro, Marit Sijbrandij, Matteo Monzio Compagnoni, Mireia Felez-Nobrega, Raffael Kalisch, Richard Bryant, Maria Melchior and Murielle Mary-Krause
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1016
  37. Studies have shown a close association between home and community-based healthcare services (HCBHS) utilization and depressive symptoms in older adults. However, no studies have explored the underlying mechani...

    Authors: Zishuo Huang, Tingke Xu, Rujia Zhang, Xinxin Zhang, Shanshan Wang, Jiayun Zhang, Qingren Yang, Yating Fu, Jia Gui, Xiangyang Zhang and Chun Chen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1014
  38. School-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) includes sexual, physical or psychological violence occurring in and around schools often perpetrated by teachers or peers. In this review, we focus on studies comp...

    Authors: Clare Tanton, Amiya Bhatia, Jodie Pearlman and Karen Devries
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1012
  39. A high fertility rate can have a number of expensive consequences for developing nations, such as limiting economic growth, adversely impacting women and their children’s health, and reducing access to quality...

    Authors: Wubshet Debebe Negash, Tadele Biresaw Belachew, Desale Bihonegn Asmamaw and Desalegn Anmut Bitew
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1011
  40. Although sugar-sweetened beverage consumption has become an important and widespread concern, there are few studies on the association between sugar-sweetened beverage consumption frequency and muscle strength...

    Authors: Yunjie Zhang, Pan Xu, Yongjing Song, Nan Ma and Jinkui Lu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1010
  41. Over the past years, Mozambique has implemented several initiatives to ensure equitable coverage to health care services. While there have been some achievements in health care coverage at the population level...

    Authors: Chanvo S. L. Daca, Miguel San Sebastian, Carlos Arnaldo, Barbara Schumann and Fredinah Namatovu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1007
  42. A recurrent feature of infectious diseases is the observation that different individuals show different levels of secondary transmission. This inter-individual variation in transmission potential is often quan...

    Authors: Oliver Wegehaupt, Akira Endo and Anna Vassall
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1003
  43. Our goal was to examine the proportion of transgender people satisfied with their lives (i.e., cognitive evaluation of life as a whole) and the determinants of life satisfaction level among transgender individ...

    Authors: Katharina Grupp, Marco Blessmann, Hans-Helmut König and André Hajek
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1002
  44. Arbovirus diseases such as dengue, Zika, and chikungunya are a public health threat in tropical and subtropical areas. In the absence of a vaccine or specific treatment, vector management (in this case the con...

    Authors: Maria Angelica Carrillo, Rocio Cardenas, Johanna Yañez, Max Petzold and Axel Kroeger
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1000

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