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  1. Smokeless tobacco (SLT) poses many negative health impacts. Despite its longstanding presence in societies across the world, the health implications of SLT have only been rigorously studied in recent decades. ...

    Authors: Ramaiah Itumalla, Mahalaqua Nazli Khatib, Shilpa Gaidhane, Quazi Syed Zahiruddin, Abhay M Gaidhane, Ahmad Neyazi, Ahmad Farshid Hassam, Prakasini Satapathy, Sarvesh Rustagi, Neelima Kukreti and Bijaya Kumar Padhi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1361
  2. With access to  antiretroviral therapy (ART) HIV infection is a chronic manageable condition and non-sexually transmissible. Yet, many people living with HIV still testify about experiencing HIV-related stigma...

    Authors: Lena Nilsson Schönnesson, Marie Dahlberg, Maria Reinius, Galit Zeluf-Andersson, Anna-Mia Ekström and Lars E. Eriksson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1360
  3. Few studies have assessed the burden of mental disorders among children and adolescents considering the impact of co-morbidities and suicide on disability adjusted life years (DALYs).

    Authors: Yanxia Li, Qian Chen, Li Liu, Xing Yang, Huijuan Mu, Qihao Wang, Jian Lian, Huijie Chen, Yuan Gao, Lingjun Yan, Wei Sun and Guowei Pan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1359
  4. Understanding factors associated with antiretroviral treatment (ART) adherence is crucial for ART success among people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the “test and treat” era. Multiple psychosocial factors tend to...

    Authors: Jun Liu, Yao Yan, Yan Li, Kaihao Lin, Yingqian Xie, Zhimin Tan, Qicai Liu, Junbin Li, Lihua Wang, Yi Zhou, Gang Yao, Shanzi Huang, Chenglong Ye, Meixi Cen, Xiaowen Liao, Lu Xu…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1358
  5. Emerging adults (aged 18–29) are less likely to receive the COVID-19 vaccine than any other adult age group. Black Americans are less likely than non-Hispanic white Americans to be fully vaccinated against COV...

    Authors: Amy Lee Hall, Pranati Movva, Rhonda Dailey, Wanda Gibson-Scipio, Alan P. Baptist and Karen Kolmodin MacDonell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1356
  6. Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience extensive problems due to fatigue and illness perception. Reducing these problems may improve these patients’ quality of life (QoL). Accordingly, the current st...

    Authors: Amir Akbari Esfahani, Abbas Pourshahbaz and Behrooz Dolatshahi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1354
  7. Community medical institutions play a vital role in China’s healthcare system. While the number of these institutions has increased in recent years, their construction contents remain insufficient. The potenti...

    Authors: Xue Zhang, Jing Dai, Wei Li, Yu Chen, Yunyu He, Yunjuan Yang and Liuyang Yang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1353
  8. Women living with HIV (WLWH) experience higher rates of intimate partner violence (IPV) compared to women without HIV, but there has been minimal research to date on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the ...

    Authors: Xinyi Zhang, Carolina R. Price, Alexandrya S. Pope, Tami P. Sullivan and Jaimie P. Meyer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1352
  9. Adolescent weight problems have become a growing public health concern, making early prediction of non-normal weight status crucial for effective prevention. However, few temporal prediction tools for adolesce...

    Authors: Hengyan Liu, Yik-Chung Wu, Pui Hing Chau, Thomas Wai Hung Chung and Daniel Yee Tak Fong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1351
  10. The impacts of long-term exposure to air pollution on the risk of subsequent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) among participants with type 2 diabetes (T2D) is ambiguous. The modifying role of Life’s E...

    Authors: Ruxianguli Aimuzi, Zhilan Xie, Yimin Qu and Yu Jiang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1350
  11. This study aims to assess the long-term trends in the burden of three major gynecologic cancers(GCs) stratified by social-demographic status across the world from 1990 to 2019. To assess the trends of risk fac...

    Authors: Yiran Liu, Wenqi Shi, Sumaira Mubarik and Fang Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1349
  12. Understanding vaccine hesitancy, as a critical concern for public health, cannot occur without the use of validated measures applicable and relevant to the samples they are assessing. The current study aimed t...

    Authors: Hamid Sharif-Nia, Long She, Kelly-Ann Allen, João Marôco, Harpaljit Kaur, Gökmen Arslan, Ozkan Gorgulu, Jason W. Osborne, Pardis Rahmatpour and Fatemeh Khoshnavay Fomani
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1348
  13. According to the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Scientific Report, limited evidence is available on sedentary behaviors (screen time) and their joint associations with physical activity (steps...

    Authors: Jason M. Nagata, Shayna Weinstein, Sana Alsamman, Christopher M. Lee, Erin E. Dooley, Kyle T. Ganson, Alexander Testa, Holly C. Gooding, Orsolya Kiss, Fiona C. Baker and Kelley Pettee Gabriel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1346
  14. Climate change increases the risk of illness through rising temperature, severe precipitation and worst air pollution. This paper investigates how monthly excess mortality rate is associated with the increasin...

    Authors: Yuqing Zhang, Kai Wang, Junjie Ren, Yixuan Liu, Fei Ma, Tenglong Li, Ying Chen and Chengxiu Ling
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1344
  15. Varying trends in children’s and adolescents’ physical activity (PA) have been reported during the last 10–20 years. Trends in sedentary behavior (SB) have been studied only rarely. The purpose of the present ...

    Authors: Pauliina Husu, Kari Tokola, Henri Vähä-Ypyä, Harri Sievänen, Sami Kokko, Jari Villberg and Tommi Vasankari
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1343
  16. Exercise and physical activity are key components of management in patients with rheumatic musculoskeletal diseases (RMD), but people of the South Asian communities have a lower level of engagement with these ...

    Authors: Nasimah Maricar, Behram Khan, Trixy David, Kimme L Hyrich and Anne Barton
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1342
  17. Unhealthy behaviors impose costs on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) reducing productivity and readiness among military members (Hoge et al., JAMA 295:1023–32, 2006; Mansfield et al. 362:101–9, 2010). Am...

    Authors: Nida H. Corry, Sharmini Radakrishnan, Christianna S. Williams, Kelly A. Woodall and Valerie A. Stander
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1341
  18. Sleep disorders have a significant negative impact on mental and physical health, especially among the elderly. Various factors can affect the sleep quality of elderly people. The aim of this research to inves...

    Authors: Ahmad Delbari, Fatemeh Ahmadi, Abdossaleh Zar, Atousa Zandvakili, Hamid Reza Sadeghipour and Jamie Sims
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1340
  19. Stroke is a life-threatening condition that causes a major medical burden globally. The currently used methods for the prevention or prediction of stroke have certain limitations. Exposure to tobacco in early ...

    Authors: Fabin Lin, Xuanjie Chen, Yisen Shi, Kaitai Yang, Guoping Hu, Weijiang Zhuang, Yifei Lin, Tingting Huang, Qinyong Ye, Guoen Cai and Xilin Wu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1339
  20. Health-oriented leadership (HoL) has a positive impact on health- and work-related outcomes of employees in face-to-face settings. Increased digitization during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to many changes an...

    Authors: Ilona Efimov, Volker Harth and Stefanie Mache
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1338
  21. Comprehensive school-based programs applying the WHO Health Promoting School Model have the potential to initiate and sustain behavior change and impact health. However, since they often include intervention e...

    Authors: Froukje E. Takens, Indira Indyk, Mai J. M. Chinapaw, Joanne K. Ujčič-Voortman, Femke van Nassau and Vincent Busch
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1337
  22. Public libraries in the United States have experienced increases in opioid-related substance use in their communities and on their premises. This includes fatal and non-fatal overdose events. Some libraries ha...

    Authors: Patrick M. Schnell, Ruochen Zhao, Sydney Schoenbeck, Kaleigh Niles, Sarah R. MacEwan, Martin Fried and Janet E. Childerhose
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1336
  23. The association between fasting plasma glucose (FPG), an important indicator of overall glycemic status, and the risk of cardiovascular mortality has been well investigated. The longitudinal study can repeated...

    Authors: Xuejiao Chen, Jiacheng Ding, Zhan Shi, Kaizhi Bai, Songhe Shi and Qingfeng Tian
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1335
  24. Previous studies have shown the association between tuberculosis (TB) and meteorological factors/air pollutants. However, little information is available for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), who are highly...

    Authors: Fengyi Wang, Zongxiang Yuan, Shanfang Qin, Fengxiang Qin, Junhan Zhang, Chuye Mo, Yiwen Kang, Shihui Huang, Fang Qin, Junjun Jiang, Aimei Liu, Hao Liang and Li Ye
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1333
  25. Acute Coronary Syndrome is the most common heart disease and the most significant cause of death and disability-adjusted life years worldwide. Teaching a healthy eating style is one preventive measure to preve...

    Authors: Fereshteh Sadeghi, Shahzad Pashaeypoor, Akbar Nikpajouh and Reza Negarandeh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1332
  26. A tool to measure perception of aphrodisiac use by undergraduates students of University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria was developed and validated. The study was hinged on several theories that could explain p...

    Authors: Olawumi Cecilia Fatade, Gabriel Ifeoluwa Makinde and Ayodeji Matthew Adebayo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1331
  27. Mental health problems, and major depression in particular, are important public health issues. Following trends in the prevalence of major depression is difficult because of the costs and complications of dia...

    Authors: Jørgen G. Bramness, Vidar Hjellvik, Anne Høye, Martin Tesli, Marit Haram, Wenche Nystad and Steinar Krokstad
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1330
  28. Even though childhood diarrhea is treated with a simple treatment solution, it continues to be one of the leading causes of under-five child mortality and malnutrition globally. In resource-limited settings su...

    Authors: Beminate Lemma Seifu, Bruck Tesfaye Legesse, Tirualem Zeleke Yehuala, Bizunesh Fantahun Kase, Zufan Alamrie Asmare, Getahun Fentaw Mulaw, Tsion Mulat Tebeje and Kusse Urmale Mare
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1329
  29. Heated tobacco products (HTPs) are reshaping the tobacco industry and just recently, a plan was sought to regularize HTPs in Pakistan. Pakistan provides an intriguing case study in this context, as tobacco use...

    Authors: Hammad Atif Irshad, Hamzah Jehanzeb, Sajjan Raja, Umair Saleem, Wamiq Ali Shaikh, Akmal Shahzad, Atiqa Amirali, Nousheen Iqbal and Javaid Ahmed Khan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1328
  30. Article 14 of the WHO ‘Framework Convention on Tobacco Control’ recommends, that all oral healthcare providers provide support for tobacco cessation, to all patients. Despite evidence on the effectiveness of t...

    Authors: Shaista Rasool, Fiona Dobbie, Zohaib Khan, Richard Holliday, Fatima Khalid, Tuba Khan and Linda Bauld
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1327
  31. Hypertension prevalence among the overall US adult population has been relatively stable during the last two decades. However, whether this stabilization has occurred across rural-urban communities and across ...

    Authors: Jalal Uddin, Sha Zhu, Gargya Malla, Emily B. Levitan, Deborah B. Rolka, April P. Carson and D. Leann Long
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1326
  32. As oral PrEP scales up in Nigeria, information about uptake, use pattern and client preference in a real-world, implementation setting is invaluable to guide refining service provision and incorporation of ora...

    Authors: Helen Anyasi, Augustine Idemudia, Titilope Badru, Stanley Onyegbule, Etiemana Isang, Olusola Sanwo, Satish Raj Pandey, Robert Chiegil, Moses Bateganya, Katie Schwartz, Njambi Njuguna, Navindra Persaud, Marya Plotkin, Isa Iyortim and Hadiza Khamofu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1325
  33. Pneumonia is a leading cause of childhood morbidity and mortality. Hospital re-admission may signify missed opportunities for care or undiagnosed comorbidities.

    Authors: Diana Marangu-Boore, Paul Mwaniki, Lynda Isaaka, Teresiah Njoroge, Livingstone Mumelo, Dennis Kimego, Achieng Adem, Elizabeth Jowi, Angeline Ithondeka, Conrad Wanyama and Ambrose Agweyu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1324
  34. Irregular sleep patterns have been associated with inflammation. Galectin-3, a novel biomarker, plays an important role in inflammation. We investigated the relationship between sleep patterns and galectin-3 i...

    Authors: Lin Liu, Juanying Zhen, Shuyun Liu, Lijie Ren, Guoru Zhao, Jianguo Liang, Aimin Xu, Chao Li, Jun Wu and Bernard Man Yung Cheung
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1323
  35. The problem of overweight/obesity often coexists with the burden of undernutrition in most low- and middle-income countries. BMI change in India incorporating the most recent trends has been under-researched.

    Authors: Meekang Sung, Akhil Kumar, Raman Mishra, Bharati Kulkarni, Rockli Kim and S. V. Subramanian
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1322
  36. The introduction of dolutegravir (DTG) in treating HIV has shown enhanced efficacy and tolerability. This study examined changes in weight gain and body mass index (BMI) at 6- and 12-months after post-initiati...

    Authors: Thulani Maphosa, Shalom Dunga, Lucky Makonokaya, Godfrey Woelk, Alice Maida, Alice Wang, Allan Ahimbisibwe, Rachel K. Chamanga, Suzgo B. Zimba, Dumbani Kayira and Rhoderick Machekano
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1321
  37. Several different coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines were authorized and distributed all over the world, including Hungary, but vaccination rates and acceptance of the different vaccines varied through 20...

    Authors: Zsuzsanna Beretzky and Valentin Brodszky
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1320
  38. No previous study has investigated the association between dietary pattern and both general and abdominal obesity risk among adults in Nigeria. This study aimed to evaluate the associations between dietary pat...

    Authors: Asaolu Segun, Bo Zhang, Abiona Modupe Mary, Dennis Kibenja, Jie Ma, Seif Said, Idowu Adeniyi and Lamin F. Barrow
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1319
  39. In Ghana, about 76% of households are at risk of drinking water polluted with faecal matter, hence, poor sanitation and unsafe water are responsible for 80% of all diseases in the country. Given this, some stu...

    Authors: Mustapha Immurana, Kwame Godsway Kisseih, Yakubu Mbanba Ziblilla, Toby Joseph Mathew Kizhakkekara, Micheal Kofi Boachie, Babamu Osman Halidu, Jamal Mohammed, Ibrahim Kaleem, Ayisha Mohammed and Phidelia Theresa Doegah
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1316
  40. The aim of this study was to contribute to the theoretical development within the field of labour market effects on mental health during life by integrating Bronfenbrenner’s ecological model with mainly earlie...

    Authors: Anne Hammarström, Hugo Westerlund, Urban Janlert, Pekka Virtanen, Shirin Ziaei and Per-Olof Östergren
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1315
  41. The current study is a case study of a Māori (Indigenous people of New Zealand) organisation and their developmental processes in creating a kaumātua (older people) housing village for health and social wellbe...

    Authors: John G. Oetzel, Corey Bragg, Yvonne Wilson, Rangimahora Reddy, Mary Louisa Simpson and Sophie Nock
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1313

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