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  1. Content type: Research article

    Advances in medical treatment for HIV are driving major changes in HIV policy and practice, including the encouragement of intake and adherence to HIV antiretroviral treatment (ART) by people living with HIV (...

    Authors: Graham Brown, Gosia Mikołajczak, Anthony Lyons, Jennifer Power, Fraser Drummond, Aaron Cogle, Brent Allan, Craig Cooper and Simon O’Connor

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:527

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    Studying human health in areas with industrial contamination is a serious and complex issue. In recent years, attention has increasingly focused on the health implications of large industrial complexes. A vari...

    Authors: Jianfei Shuai, Sunshin Kim, Hyeonsu Ryu, Jinhyeon Park, Chae Kwan Lee, Geun-Bae Kim, Venecio U. Ultra Jr and Wonho Yang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:528

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  3. Content type: Research article

    24 h-accelerometry is now used to objectively assess physical activity (PA) in many observational studies like the German National Cohort; however, PA variability, observational time needed to estimate habitua...

    Authors: Lina Jaeschke, Astrid Steinbrecher, Stephanie Jeran, Stefan Konigorski and Tobias Pischon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:530

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Central obesity and overweight/obesity can result in various chronic non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes mellitus. Waist circumference (WC) and body mass...

    Authors: Xiaoting Pei, Li Liu, Mustapha Umar Imam, Ming Lu, Yanzi Chen, Panpan Sun, Yaxin Guo, Yiping Xu, Zhiguang Ping and Xiaoli Fu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:529

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Increasing physical activity in children is a health priority. The Healthy Active Peaceful Playgrounds for Youth (HAPPY) study aimed to examine a multi-component playground intervention designed to increase th...

    Authors: Dean Dudley, Wayne Cotton, Louisa Peralta and Matthew Winslade

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:532

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  6. Content type: Research article

    To explore the effect of low-level lead exposure on renal dysfunction in paint works, and analyze the interaction between low-level lead exposure and other influence factors of renal dysfunction.

    Authors: Xiaojuan Wang, Huiling Liang, Yan Wang, Chang Cai, Jimeng Li, Xun Li, Mian Wang, Mengshi Chen, Xin Xu and Hongzhuan Tan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:526

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to explore parents’ responses to changes in children’s physical activity and screen-time between Year 1 (5-6 years) and Year 4 (8-9 years of age) of primary school. A secondary aim wa...

    Authors: Russell Jago, Emma Solomon-Moore, Zoi Toumpakari, Deborah A. Lawlor, Janice L. Thompson and Simon J. Sebire

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:520

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) affects 9.4% of US adults and children, while another 33.9% of Americans are at risk of DM. Health care institutions face many barriers to systematically delivering the preventive...

    Authors: Nadia Islam, Thomas Gepts, Isaac Lief, Radhika Gore, Natalie Levy, Michael Tanner, Yixin Fang, Scott E. Sherman and Mark D. Schwartz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:521

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    Communities In Charge of Alcohol (CICA) takes an Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) approach to reducing alcohol harm. Through a cascade training model, supported by a designated local co-ordinator, loca...

    Authors: Penny A. Cook, Suzy C. Hargreaves, Elizabeth J. Burns, Frank de Vocht, Steve Parrott, Margaret Coffey, Suzanne Audrey, Cathy Ure, Paul Duffy, David Ottiwell, Kiran Kenth, Susan Hare and Kate Ardern

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:522

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  10. Content type: Research article

    There is limited evidence concerning how active commuting (AC) is associated with health benefits in young. The aim of the study was to analyze the relationship between AC to and from campus (walking) and obes...

    Authors: Antonio García-Hermoso, Andrea P. Quintero, Enrique Hernández, Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista, Mikel Izquierdo, Alejandra Tordecilla-Sanders, Daniel Prieto-Benavides, Carolina Sandoval-Cuellar, Katherine González-Ruíz, Emilio Villa-González and Robinson Ramírez-Vélez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:523

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  11. Content type: Research article

    To report associations between different adiposity indices [anthropometric and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) measures] and blood pressure (BP) and hypertension in urban black South African adults.

    Authors: Pedro T. Pisa, Lisa K. Micklesfield, Juliana Kagura, Michele Ramsay, Nigel J. Crowther and Shane A. Norris

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:524

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Brucellosis is a contagious zoonotic disease transferred from sick animals to humans and endemic in the Middle East and other countries. Humans mainly acquire the disease by consuming non-pasteurized dairy pro...

    Authors: Orna Baron-Epel, Shiran Bord, Michal Cohen-Dar and Samira Obeid

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:516

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Women in Bangladesh experience high rates of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). IPV is more prevalent against income earning women compared to their non-earning counterparts, and Workplace Violence (WPV) is also...

    Authors: Mahfuz Al Mamun, Kausar Parvin, Marat Yu, Jessica Wan, Samantha Willan, Andrew Gibbs, Rachel Jewkes and Ruchira Tabassum Naved

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:512

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Social distancing is one of the community mitigation measures that may be recommended during influenza pandemics. Social distancing can reduce virus transmission by increasing physical distance or reducing fre...

    Authors: Faruque Ahmed, Nicole Zviedrite and Amra Uzicanin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:518

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  15. Content type: Research article

    APPLE Schools is a Comprehensive School Health (CSH) project, started in schools in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas where dietary habits are poor, physical activity (PA) levels are low, and obesity rates...

    Authors: Nicole Naadu Ofosu, John Paul Ekwaru, Kerry Ann Bastian, Sarah A. Loehr, Kate Storey, John C. Spence and Paul J. Veugelers

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:515

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  16. Content type: Research article

    There is growing recognition among public health circles of the need for regulatory action for overweight and obesity, but there has been limited research into whether the Australian public supports government...

    Authors: Emma Sainsbury, Chelsea Hendy, Roger Magnusson and Stephen Colagiuri

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:513

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is a great concern, considering all the potential health implications. Use of health care services related to FGM/C by women who have been subjected to FGM/C in Norway...

    Authors: Vivian N. Mbanya, Abdi A. Gele, Esperanza Diaz and Bernadette Kumar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:517

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Weight misperception occurs when there is a discrepancy between one’s actual and perceived weight status. Among adolescents with overweight/obesity, many believe that correcting weight misperception is imperat...

    Authors: Samantha L. Hahn, Kelley A. Borton and Kendrin R. Sonneville

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:514

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Foodborne diseases are a worldwide public health problem. However, data regarding epidemiological characteristics are still lacking in China. We aimed to analyze the characteristics of foodborne diseases outbr...

    Authors: Yongqiang Li, Yaling Huang, Jijun Yang, Zhanhua Liu, Yanning Li, Xueting Yao, Bo Wei, Zhenzhu Tang, Shidong Chen, Decheng Liu, Zhen Hu, Junjun Liu, Zenghui Meng, Shaofa Nie and Xiaobo Yang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:519

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Knowledge of mortality differentials in immigrant groups depending on their reason for migration, length of stay in host countries and characteristics of sending countries may be beneficial for policy interven...

    Authors: Astri Syse, Minja T. Dzamarija, Bernadette N. Kumar and Esperanza Diaz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:508

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Nutrition labelling has been mandatory for pre-packaged foods since 2013 in China, and sodium is one of the nutrients required for display on the nutritional information panel (NIP). This study aimed to estima...

    Authors: Yao He, Liping Huang, Sijin Yan, Yuan Li, Lixin Lu, Hongbo Wang, Wenyi Niu and Puhong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:509

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The increase in adiposity problems among United States adolescents has been accompanied by persistently high prevalence of unhealthy dieting behaviours (UDBs) such as fasting, taking diet pills/powders/liquids...

    Authors: Sarah N. M. Chin, Anthony A. Laverty and Filippos T. Filippidis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:439

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Isoflavones, a class of phytoestrogenic compounds, are abundant in soybeans. A number of epidemiological studies have investigated the association between dietary isoflavones intake and the risk of gastric can...

    Authors: Jie You, Yafei Sun, Yacong Bo, Yiwei Zhu, Dandan Duan, Han Cui and Quanjun Lu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:510

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