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  1. Public health insurance (PHI) has been implemented with different levels of participation in many countries, from voluntary to mandatory. In Vietnam, a law amendment made PHI compulsory nationwide in 2015 with...

    Authors: Chi M. Nguyen, Mai P. Nguyen and Lan D. P. Luc
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:624
  2. The transition to menopause is a time when women are at increased risk for chronic and cardiovascular diseases, and weight gain. This study evaluates the efficacy of virtual teaching kitchen (TK) interventions...

    Authors: Sarah Sommer, Andrea Pelletier, Andrea Roche, Laura Klein, Kimberly Dawes and Susan Hellerstein
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:622
  3. Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer mortality and a major public health problem. The growing number of breast cancer-related deaths has been largely attributed to a lack of awareness of the disease amon...

    Authors: Agani Afaya, Milipaak Japiong, Kennedy Diema Konlan and Solomon Mohammed Salia
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:621
  4. Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) occurrence were associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and Mediterranean diet (MD), but few studies have been conducted to explore the combined effect. This study was to outlin...

    Authors: Yuwei Zhan, Zhou Yang, Ying Liu, Feng Zhan and Shudian Lin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:620
  5. In addition to high vaccination levels, COVID-19 control requires uptake and continued adherence to personal hygiene and social distancing behaviors. It is unclear whether residents of a city with successive e...

    Authors: Jean H. Kim, Kin On Kwok, Zhe Huang, Paul Kwok-ming Poon, Kevin Kei Ching Hung, Samuel Yeung Shan Wong and Emily Ying Yang Chan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:618
  6. Chronic musculoskeletal problems are a major source of disability, reduced productivity and poor quality of life. Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among Iranian housewives is particularly high. Understa...

    Authors: Samaneh Norouzi, Sedigheh Sadat Tavafian, Rosanna Cousins and Hamidreza Mokarami
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:617
  7. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality worldwide and in Colombia. The analysis of CVD mortality has been mainly relied on individual factors and rates, but occurrence is also related to...

    Authors: Luisa M. Murillo, Carolina Ramírez, Mercedes Andrade-Bejarano, Guillermo Perlaza and Lena Barrera
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:616
  8. The lawsuit that led to the U.S. Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) exposed the cigarette industry’s deceptive marketing practices, which changed population perceptions about the cigarette industry and helped p...

    Authors: Lilianna Phan and Kelvin Choi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:615
  9. In the wake of Covid-19, the prevalence of working from home (‘home-working’) is expected to rise. Yet, working from home can have negative health and wellbeing impacts. Interventions are needed to promote eff...

    Authors: Samuel Keightley, Myanna Duncan and Benjamin Gardner
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:614
  10. The growing number of patients with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes is a major public health concern. Physical activity is a cornerstone of diabetes management and may prevent its onset in prediabetes patients...

    Authors: Tomas Vetrovsky, Norbert Kral, Marketa Pfeiferova, Jitka Kuhnova, Jan Novak, Charlotte Wahlich, Andrea Jaklova, Katerina Jurkova, Michael Janek, Dan Omcirk, Vaclav Capek, Iris Maes, Michal Steffl, Michael Ussher, James J. Tufano, Steriani Elavsky…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:613
  11. Despite the high incidence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Aboriginal communities in Australia, Aboriginal Health Workers (AHWs) have limited knowledge about effective management.

    Authors: David P. Meharg, Sarah M. Dennis, Justin McNab, Kylie G. Gwynne, Christine R. Jenkins, Graeme P. Maguire, Stephen Jan, Tim Shaw, Zoe McKeough, Boe Rambaldini, Vanessa Lee, Debbie McCowen, Jamie Newman, Scott Monaghan, Hayley Longbottom, Sandra J. Eades…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:612
  12. To systematically evaluate the association between maternal active smoking during pregnancy and Tourette syndrome (TS), chronic tic disorder (CTD), and developmental coordination disorder (DCD) in children, an...

    Authors: Danrong Chen, Qing Niu, Shiping Liu, Wenchuan Shao, Yi Huang, Yifan Xu, Yihan Li, Jiani Liu, Xu Wang and Haibo Yang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:611
  13. Out of pocket payment for healthcare remains a barrier to accessing health care services in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Women’s decision-making autonomy may be a strategy for healthcare access and utilization in...

    Authors: Betregiorgis Zegeye, Dina Idriss-Wheeler, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Nicholas Kofi Adjei and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:610
  14. Authors: Falk Batz, Eva Lermer, Sonia Lech, Grace O’Malley, Alaleh Zati zehni, Davina Zenz-Spitzweg, Sven Mahner, Joachim Behr, Christian J. Thaler and Pichit Buspavanich
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:609

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  15. Suicide and suicide attempts are among the most important indicators of mental health in the world. In this research, the validity and reliability of Literacy of Suicide Scale (LOSS) was examined in general pe...

    Authors: Alireza Jafari, Mahdi Moshki, Ali Mohammad Mokhtari, Amirarsalan Ghaffari and Mahbobeh Nejatian
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:608
  16. Gonorrhoea is an ongoing public health concern due to its rising incidence and the emergence of antibiotic resistance. There are an estimated 82 million new Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections each year, with severa...

    Authors: Caroline Thng, Evgeny A. Semchenko, Ian Hughes, Maree O’Sullivan and Kate L. Seib
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:607
  17. To examine whether financial stress during pregnancy mediates the association between maternal exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and three birth outcomes (i.e., gestational age, birth weight, an...

    Authors: David W. Sosnowski, Alejandra Ellison-Barnes, Joan Kaufman, Cathrine Hoyo, Susan K. Murphy, Raquel G. Hernandez, Joddy Marchesoni, Lauren M. Klein and Sara B. Johnson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:606
  18. Sick leave due to stress-related ill-health is increasing and is often caused by occupational imbalance. These types of issues tend to affect both the ability to work and cope with everyday life, as well as th...

    Authors: Louise Karlsson, Lena-Karin Erlandsson, Anna Cregård, Lena Nordgren and Marie Lydell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:605
  19. Schools are central to providing opportunities for youth physical activity (PA), however such opportunities were limited during the COVID-19 pandemic. Identifying feasible, acceptable, and effective approaches...

    Authors: Emily Kroshus, Kiana Hafferty, Kimberly Garrett, Ashleigh M. Johnson, Leighla Webb, Andrew Bloom, Erin Sullivan, Kirsten Senturia and Pooja S. Tandon
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:604
  20. Diabetes has become a major public health problem in China. A better understanding of diabetes determinants and urban-rural differences is essential to crafting targeted diabetes prevention measures for the el...

    Authors: Yi Zhao, Hui-fang Li, Xia Wu, Guo-hui Li, Allison Rabkin Golden and Le Cai
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:603
  21. Body circumference and testosterone levels have been reported as associated with metabolic dysfunction-associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD) risk. However, whether body circumference and testosterone levels p...

    Authors: Lin Ning and Jianguang Sun
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:602
  22. Mistrust in science and scientists may adversely influence the rate of COVID-19 vaccination and undermine public health initiatives to reduce virus transmission.

    Authors: Michele Nicolo, Eric Kawaguchi, Angie Ghanem-Uzqueda, Daniel Soto, Sohini Deva, Kush Shanker, Ryan Lee, Frank Gilliland, Jeffrey D. Klausner, Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, Andrea Kovacs, Sarah Van Orman, Howard Hu and Jennifer B. Unger
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:601
  23. With the rapid spread of the mpox epidemic, cases have emerged in multiple countries, mainly among men who have sex with men. Because of the connectedness of today’s world, countries have to be prepared to fac...

    Authors: Min Zheng, Wenyan Chen, Xiaohan Qian, Rui Tao, Lin Ma, Feng Zhou, Zhilin Zhu, Yongming Yao and Guanghong Yang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:600
  24. Despite gains throughout the 20th century, maternal health remains a major public health concern. Despite global efforts to enhance access to maternal and child healthcare services, women in low- and middle-in...

    Authors: Solomon Gedlu Nigatu and Tilahun Yemanu Birhan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:599
  25. Disadvantaged areas experience higher levels of loneliness than advantaged areas, though studies rarely identify environmental determinants of neighbourhood inequity in loneliness. We studied the contribution ...

    Authors: Tara Jamalishahni, Gavin Turrell, Sarah Foster, Melanie Davern and Karen Villanueva
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:598
  26. Pregnancy-related mortality in the United States is the greatest among all high-income countries, and Georgia has one of the highest maternal mortality rates—almost twice the national rate. Furthermore, inequi...

    Authors: Natalie D. Hernandez, Angela D. Aina, L. Joy Baker, Sarah C. Blake, Alexis B. Dunn Amore, Cheryl G. Franklin, Zsakeba T. Henderson, Michael R. Kramer, Fleda Mask Jackson, Elizabeth Mosley, Lauren Nunally and Shirley Sylvester
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:596
  27. The UK Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) administers Universal Credit (UC) – the main UK benefit for people in- and out-of-work. UC is being rolled out nationally from 2013 to 2024. Citizens Advice (CA) i...

    Authors: Heather Brown, Huasheng Xiang, Mandy Cheetham, Steph Morris, Marcia Gibson, Srinivasa Vittal Katikireddi, Luke Aaron Munford, David Taylor-Robinson, Hannah Finney, Victoria Bartle, Andrew J Baxter, Sophie Wickham, Peter Craig and Clare Bambra
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:595
  28. This study investigated how personal characteristics such as generalized trust, self-consciousness and friendship, and desire for self-presentation are related to the subjective well-being of university studen...

    Authors: Shaoyu Ye, Kevin K. W. Ho, Kei Wakabayashi and Yuuki Kato
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:594
  29. One of the effective factors on BF (Breastfeeding) continuation is Breastfeeding self-efficacy (BFSE). This study was conducted to determine the relationship between Health Literacy (HL) and BFSE in lactating ...

    Authors: Shahin Salarvand, Sepideh Ghazvineh, Fatemeh Mousivand, Hasan Ahmadi Gharaei and Saeid Bitaraf
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:593
  30. The COVID-19 pandemic intensified the risk factors for poor mental health among care workers in the UK. However, there is inadequate evidence on the mental health impact of COVID-19 on Black, Asian, and minori...

    Authors: Isabella Kabasinguzi, Nasreen Ali and Peter Ochepo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:592
  31. The Monkeypox Disease (MPXD) gained attention due to its widened geographical distribution outside of Africa, Hence, a it was declared a global health emergency. The index case in Europe was from a Nigerian tr...

    Authors: Ahmad Ibrahim Al-Mustapha, Oluwaseun Adeolu Ogundijo, Nafisah Ayinde Sikiru, Barakat Kolawole, Muftau Oyewo, Hager El-Nadi, Ashiru Mohammed Mustapha, Lucky Icomiare Adebudo, Adesoji Odukoya, Emmanuella Chinenye Asiegbu, Magdalene B. Nanven, Taibat Lawal-Atolagbe, Fatima Lawal-Lah, Oladayo David Awoyale, Ahmed Tijani Abubakar, Kabiru Sahabi…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:591
  32. In 2007 WHO and UNAIDS recommended communication interventions as a key strategy for creating demand for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) in Southern Africa. In Malawi, VMMC communication interventio...

    Authors: Kent Yelemia G. Mphepo, Adamson Sinjani Muula, Joel Suzi, Felix Phuka and Joseph Mfutso-Bengo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:590
  33. Exposure to harmful and potentially harmful constituents in cigarette smoke is a risk factor for cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. Tobacco products that could reduce exposure to these constituents have ...

    Authors: Hiromi Ohara, Shigeaki Ito and Yuichiro Takanami
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:589
  34. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK imposed a national lockdown prompting change to daily routines. Among behaviours impacted by the lockdown, diet and physical activity may be particularly important ...

    Authors: Tania Griffin, Elisabeth Grey, Jeffrey Lambert, Fiona Gillison, Nick Townsend and Emma Solomon-Moore
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:588
  35. Several cross-sectional studies have reported risk factors for metabolic syndrome (MetS). However, these studies did not focus on sex differences in middle-aged and senior populations or employ a longitudinal ...

    Authors: Hsu-Chieh Chang, Yi-Syuan Wu, Wen-Chii Tzeng, Hao-Yi Wu, Pai-Ching Lee and Wei-Yun Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:587
  36. Malaria remains a public health challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa with the region contributing to more than 90% of global cases in 2020. In Ghana, the malaria vaccine was piloted to assess the feasibility, safet...

    Authors: Michael Rockson Adjei, Kwame Amponsa-Achiano, Rafiq Okine, Peter Ofori Tweneboah, Emmanuel Tettey Sally, John Frederick Dadzie, Fred Osei-Sarpong, Michael Jeroen Adjabeng, John Tanko Bawa, George Bonsu, Kwadwo Odei Antwi-Agyei, Basil Benduri Kaburi, Felicia Owusu-Antwi, Elizabeth Juma, Francis Chisaka Kasolo, Franklin Asiedu-Bekoe…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:586
  37. The global extant literature acknowledge that housing serves as a key social determinant of health. Housing interventions that involve group homes have been found to support the recovery of persons with mental...

    Authors: Cheryl Forchuk, Sebastian Gyamfi, Heba Hassan, Bryanna Lucyk and Richard Booth
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:585
  38. Metabolic-associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD) is of concern in employed adults, while the crucial indicators in predicting MAFLD are understudied in this population. We aimed to investigate and compare the ...

    Authors: Ze Yang, Bin Yu, Zihang Wang, Zhitao Li, Bo Yang, Honglian Zeng and Shujuan Yang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:584
  39. Empowering women and the promotion of children’s health are key components of the Sustainable Development Goals targeted for achievement by 2030. The survival of young children, which depends on their nutritio...

    Authors: Jainaba Sey-Sawo, Francis Sarr, Haddy Tunkara Bah and Thomas Senghore
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:583
  40. For effective preventive strategies against GORD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease), we assessed the GORD burden from 1990 to 2019.

    Authors: Na Li, Wan-Li Yang, Mei-Hong Cai, Xiang Chen, Ran Zhao, Meng-Ting Li, Xia-Lin Yan, Li-Wei Xue, Liu Hong and Ming-Yu Tang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:582
  41. In less developed countries, including the Gambia, childhood diarrhea is one of the leading causes of serious illness and death among children. Studies on wider determinants of behaviors in medical treatment s...

    Authors: Bewuketu Terefe, Bezawit Mulat, Kegnie Shitu and Nega Tezera Assimamaw
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:579
  42. Public awareness of the carcinogenic effects of alcohol is low, particularly the association between alcohol use and the risk of developing breast cancer. Breast cancer is the third most common cancer in Irela...

    Authors: Anne Doyle, Claire O’Dwyer, Deirdre Mongan, Seán R. Millar and Brian Galvin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:577
  43. In concert with international commitments, the Government of Kenya identified Universal Health Coverage (UHC), mainly through the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF), as one of its four priority agenda to en...

    Authors: Rachel Ambalu, Sadiq Rashid, Saul Atwa, Mariam Otira, Lucia Ndolo and David Ojakaa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:576
  44. It is critical to assess implementation fidelity of evidence-based interventions and factors moderating fidelity, to understand the reasons for their success or failure. However, fidelity and fidelity moderato...

    Authors: Avni Gupta, Jiyuan Hu, Shengnan Huang, Laura Diaz, Radhika Gore, Natalie Levy, Michael Bergman, Michael Tanner, Scott E. Sherman, Nadia Islam and Mark D. Schwartz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:575
  45. Probiotics have been deemed multipotent and unprecedentedly applied in the health field recently. However, there are challenges in promoting credible and reliable resources while avoiding misinformation regard...

    Authors: Chun-Hui Jiang, Jia-Jia Xu, Chao Xu, Shi-Yue Chen, Jia-Yun Chen, Jing-Song Xia, Zhuan Liao, Wen-Bin Zou and Xue Fang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:574
  46. As a core part of the primary healthcare system, family doctor contract services (FDCS) may help healthcare providers promote cervical cancer screening to the female population. However, evidence from populati...

    Authors: Wei Lin, Weikang Huang, Chaofan Mei, Peiyi Liu, He Wang, Shixin Yuan, Xiaoshan Zhao and Yueyun Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:573

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