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  1. Content type: Research article

    People living on the banks of polluted rivers with yearly flooding lived in impoverished and physically unhealthy circumstances. However, they were reluctant to move or be relocated to other locations where be...

    Authors: Fredrick Dermawan Purba, Joke A. M. Hunfeld, Titi Sahidah Fitriana, Aulia Iskandarsyah, Sawitri S. Sadarjoen, Jan J. V. Busschbach and Jan Passchier

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:782

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    Meningitis, a disease of the Central Nervous System is described as inflammation of the covering of the brain and spinal cord (meninges). It is characterised by fever, severe headache, nausea, vomiting, stiff ...

    Authors: Timothy Letsa, Charles Lwanga Noora, George Khumalo Kuma, Ernest Asiedu, Gideon Kye-Duodu, Edwin Afari, Osei Afreh Kuffour, Joseph Opare, Kofi Mensah Nyarko, Donne Kofi Ameme, Emmanuel G. Bachan, Kofi Issah, Franklin Aseidu-Bekoe, Moses Aikins and Ernest Kenu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:781

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    There has been an absolute and relative increase in the number of patients with cannabis-related disorders as the principal diagnosis in many countries in recent years. Cannabis is now the most frequently ment...

    Authors: Solveig Glestad Christiansen and Anne Line Bretteville-Jensen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:780

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    The health of migrants has become an important issue in global health and foreign policy. Assessing the current status of research activity and identifying gaps in global migration health (GMH) is an important...

    Authors: Waleed M. Sweileh, Kolitha Wickramage, Kevin Pottie, Charles Hui, Bayard Roberts, Ansam F. Sawalha and Saed H. Zyoud

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:777

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    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Our study aimed to investigate the prevalence of two conditions, angina and stroke, and relevant risk factors among older adults in...

    Authors: Ye Ruan, Yanfei Guo, Yang Zheng, Zhezhou Huang, Shuangyuan Sun, Paul Kowal, Yan Shi and Fan Wu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:778

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Depression is a mood disorder that may lead to severe outcomes including mental breakdown, self-injury, and suicide. Potential causes of depression include genetic, sociocultural, and individual-level factors....

    Authors: Jiabao Pan, Bingjie Liu and Gary L. Kreps

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:772

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    Health risk behavior (HRB) is of concern during adolescence. In sub-Saharan Africa, reliable, valid and culturally appropriate measures of HRB are urgently needed. This study aims at assembling and psychometri...

    Authors: Derrick Ssewanyana, Anneloes van Baar, Charles R. Newton and Amina Abubakar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:774

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    Despite increasing of the Belgian health expenditures, several indicators related to population health showed poor results. The objectives of this study were to perform an in-depth analysis of the secular tren...

    Authors: C. Maertens de Noordhout, H. Van Oyen, N. Speybroeck and B. Devleesschauwer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:775

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  9. Content type: Research article

    A systematic attempt to summarize the literature that examines working conditions and occupational health among immigrant in Europe and Canada.

    Authors: T. Sterud, T. Tynes, I. Sivesind Mehlum, K. B. Veiersted, B. Bergbom, A. Airila, B. Johansson, M. Brendler-Lindqvist, K. Hviid and M. -A. Flyvholm

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:770

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    Ethnic minority populations in the United States (US) are disproportionately affected by cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, including hypertension, overweight/obesity, and diabetes. The size and divers...

    Authors: Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, Elizabeth Selvin, Jonathan Aboagye, Ruth-Alma Turkson-Ocran, Ximin Li, Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, Rexford S. Ahima and Lisa A. Cooper

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:773

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    Immigrants to the United States are usually healthier than their U.S.-born counterparts, yet the health of immigrants declines with duration of stay in the U.S. This pattern is often seen for numerous health p...

    Authors: Gilbert C. Gee, A. B. de Castro, Catherine M. Crespi, May C. Wang, Karen Llave, Eleanor Brindle, Nanette R. Lee, Maria Midea M. Kabamalan and Anna K. Hing

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:771

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    Papua New Guinea (PNG) has some of the highest prevalence of urogenital sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Pacific Asia, but to date, anorectal STI prevalence data do not exist, and diagnosis of anorect...

    Authors: Stephen Bell, Johanna Wapling, Sophie Ase, Ruthy Boli-Neo, Andrew J. Vallely, John M. Kaldor, Claire E. Nightingale and Angela Kelly-Hanku

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:776

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    In Kenya, most sexual violence survivors either do not access healthcare, access healthcare late or do not complete treatment. To design interventions that ensure optimal healthcare for survivors, it is import...

    Authors: Anne Gatuguta, Katherine G. Merrill, Manuela Colombini, Seyi Soremekun, Janet Seeley, Isaac Mwanzo and Karen Devries

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:769

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    Web-based lifestyle interventions at the workplace have the potential to promote health and work productivity. However, the sustainability of effects is often small, which could be enhanced by adding face-to-f...

    Authors: Tessa A. Kouwenhoven-Pasmooij, Suzan J. W. Robroek, Roderik A. Kraaijenhagen, Pieter H. Helmhout, Daan Nieboer, Alex Burdorf and M. G. Myriam Hunink

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:766

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    Sub-Saharan Africa remains one of the regions with modest health outcomes; and evidenced by high maternal mortality ratios and under-5 mortality rates. There are complications that occur during and following p...

    Authors: Henry V. Doctor, Sangwani Nkhana-Salimu and Maryam Abdulsalam-Anibilowo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:765

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Daytime napping has been postulated as both a protective and a risk factor for depression in previous studies. In addition to these conflicting results, research gaps also exist with regard to controlling conf...

    Authors: Yuning Liu, Tingting Peng, Siqiao Zhang and Kun Tang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:759

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Increasing the rate of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) to 50% in the first six months of life is one of six major global targets set by the United Nations Decade of Nutrition, and is essential to achieve the sus...

    Authors: C. Horwood, L. Haskins, IM Engebretsen, S. Phakathi, C. Connolly, A. Coutsoudis and L. Spies

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:757

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Many asylum seekers have complex mental health needs which can be exacerbated by the challenging circumstances in which they live and difficulties accessing health services. Regular moderate physical activity ...

    Authors: Melanie Haith-Cooper, Catherine Waskett, Jane Montague and Maria Horne

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:762

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    The objectives of this study were (1) to identify age and sex trends in the disability burden of compensated work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in Canada and Australia; and (2) to demonstrate a mean...

    Authors: Robert A. Macpherson, Tyler J. Lane, Alex Collie and Christopher B. McLeod

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:758

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    High levels of sedentary behavior are linked to increased mortality. In the United States, individuals spend 55–70% of their waking day being sedentary. Since most individuals spend large portions of their dai...

    Authors: Samuel Headley, Jasmin Hutchinson, Sarah Wooley, Kristen Dempsey, Kelvin Phan, Gregory Spicer, Xanne Janssen, Jerold Laguilles and Tracey Matthews

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:768

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    As smartphone becomes increasingly prevalent and affordable, more youths today can own a smartphone device and download applications in various application stores. Smartphone applications have been proven to b...

    Authors: Toan Thanh Thi Do, Mai Dinh Le, Thanh Van Nguyen, Bach Xuan Tran, Huong Thi Le, Hinh Duc Nguyen, Long Hoang Nguyen, Cuong Tat Nguyen, Tho Dinh Tran, Carl A. Latkin, Roger C. M. Ho and Melvyn W. B. Zhang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:764

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  22. Content type: Research article

    With declining rates of participation in epidemiological studies there is an important need to attempt to understand what factors might affect response. This study examines the pattern of response at different...

    Authors: Emma Green, Holly Bennett, Carol Brayne and Fiona E. Matthews

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:760

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