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  1. Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Treatment as Prevention (TasP) are effective strategies to prevent HIV transmission within serodifferent couples. However, limited usage of PrEP, knowledge and interest has ...

    Authors: Xolani Ntinga, Oluwaseyi O. Isehunwa, Lindani I. Msimango, Patricia M. Smith, Lynn T. Matthews and Alastair Van Heerden
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:553
  2. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Taiwan has implemented strict border controls and community spread prevention measures. As part of these efforts, the government also implemented measures for public transportatio...

    Authors: Ning Chang, Yi-chen Tsai, Wei J. Chen, Chung-Chuan Lo and Hsiao-Han Chang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:551
  3. This study describes regional differences and dynamic changes in the prevalence of comorbidities among middle-aged and elderly people with chronic diseases (PCMC) in China from 2011–2018, and explores distribu...

    Authors: Liangwen Zhang, Linjiang Wei and Ya Fang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:550
  4. The temporality of household income level with overweight/obesity in children has not been extensively studied. Little research has been conducted to determine the impact of household income on the risk of chi...

    Authors: Yi-Chang Chou, Feng-Shiang Cheng, Shih-Han Weng, Yung-Feng Yen and Hsiao-Yun Hu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:549
  5. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccination has been a crucial strategy for mitigating transmission and disease severity. However, vaccine-effectiveness may be influenced by various factors, including booster va...

    Authors: Max Oberste, Teodora Asenova, Angela Ernst, Kija Shah-Hosseini, Nadja Schnörch, Michael Buess, Kerstin Daniela Rosenberger, Annelene Kossow, Felix Dewald, Florian Neuhann and Martin Hellmich
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:548
  6. Many studies have shown that using smartphones can improve cognitive function, but no studies have shown the effect of the diversity of online activities on cognitive function. Therefore, this study explores t...

    Authors: Qian Chen, Haoqiang Ji and Qingxin Shang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:547
  7. The aim of our study was to determine how six mood indicators (vigour, fatigue, depression, anger, confusion, tension) depend on moderate to vigorous physical activity, walking time and sedentary time at work,...

    Authors: Albertas Skurvydas, Natalja Istomina, Ruta Dadeliene, Daiva Majauskiene, Emilija Strazdaite, Ausra Lisinskiene, Dovile Valanciene, Aiste Barbora Uspuriene and Asta Sarkauskiene
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:546
  8. Fear of being infected by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) could trigger mental health problems among nurses at the frontline. In such a situation, coping strategies are needed to deal with the imminent thr...

    Authors: Nurul Huda, Malissa Kay Shaw, Hsiu Ju Chang, Erwin, Suci Tuty Putri and Satriya Pranata
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:545
  9. Physical activity (PA) and dietary habits (DH) play a crucial role on quality of life and health outcomes from various aspects.

    Authors: Jelena Raudeniece, Edmunds Vanags, Ilze Justamente, Dana Skara, Per Morten Fredriksen, Iain Brownlee and Dace Reihmane
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:544
  10. This study aims to evaluate the public acceptance of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) control measures during the Omicron-dominant period and its associated factors.

    Authors: Jiayi Zhong, Qianhong Zhong, Husheng Xiong, Dawei Wu, Caiyun Zheng, Shuang Liu, Qinyi Zhong, Yan Chen and Dingmei Zhang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:543
  11. Mediation analysis aims to determine how intermediate variables affect exposure to disease. In this study, 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) was evaluated to assess its role in mediating heavy metal exposure and c...

    Authors: Yan Lu, Licheng Lu, Gang Zhang, Weiguo Zhang, Yazhuo Cheng and Mingyue Tong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:542
  12. An increasing number of original studies suggested that occupational noise exposure might be associated with the risk of hypertension, but the results remain inconsistent and inconclusive. In addition, the att...

    Authors: Shanyu Zhou, Shijie Hu, Kexin Ding, Xianzhong Wen, Xudong Li, Yongshun Huang, Jiabin Chen and Dafang Chen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:541
  13. The role of social support in antiretroviral therapy (ART) uptake and retention among pregnant and postpartum women in Ghana’s capital, Accra, has received limited attention in the literature. This cross-secti...

    Authors: Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Jerry John Nutor, Jaffer Okiring, Isaac Yeboah, Pascal Agbadi, Monica Getahun, Wisdom Agbadi and Rachel G.A. Thompson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:540
  14. As a long-term chronic disease, Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients’ quality of life is affected by both themselves and his/ her close relatives, requiring comprehensive support from family members to ens...

    Authors: Haijing Zan, Zhixing Meng, Jing Li, Xinjian Zhang and Tao Liu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:539
  15. Large-scale outbreaks of scrub typhus combined with its emergence in new areas as a vector-borne rickettsiosis highlight the ongoing neglect of this disease. This study aims to explore the long-term changes an...

    Authors: Jiaojiao Qian, Yifan Wu, Changqiang Zhu, Qiong Chen, Hongliang Chu, Licheng Liu, Chongcai Wang, Yizhe Luo, Na Yue, Wenhao Li, Xiaohong Yang, Jing Yi, Fuqiang Ye, Ji He, Yong Qi, Fei Lu…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:538
  16. Environmental stress represents an important burden on health and leads to a considerable number of diseases, hospitalisations, and excess mortality. Our study encompasses a representative sample size drawn fr...

    Authors: Bram Vandeninden, Eva M. De Clercq, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Martina Otavova, Catherine Bouland and Christel Faes
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:536
  17. Continued proliferation of accelerometers in physical activity research has opened new avenues for understanding activity behaviours beyond simple aggregate measures of frequency and duration. This study explo...

    Authors: Joshua Culverhouse, Melvyn Hillsdon and Richard Pulsford
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:535
  18. The various restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic may have worsened the digital divide and health inequality. However, research to ascertain the association between Internet use and difficulties in acqu...

    Authors: Eunjin Yang, Min Jung Kim and Kyung Hee Lee
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:534
  19. Previous studies of singletons evaluating prenatal phthalate exposure and early neurodevelopment reported mixed results and the associations could be biased by parental, obstetrical, and genetic factors.

    Authors: Han Xiao, Liqin Hu, Tingting Tang, Jufang Zhong, Qiao Xu, Xiaonan Cai, Feiyan Xiang, Pan Yang, Hong Mei and Aifen Zhou
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:533
  20. Chronic hepatitis C (CHC) virus infection is a global health concern that is associated with significant liver-related morbidity and mortality. Owing to the inflammatory pathway, CHC can causefatty liver, live...

    Authors: Ta-Jen Wang, Mei-Yen Chen, Yu-Chih Lin, Wen-Nan Chiu, Tung-Jung Huang and Hsu-Huei Weng
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:532
  21. In the global trend of actively promoting the participation of older adults in the digital age, the relevant negative issues featuring potential Internet Addiction (IA) among them has risen to be a new challen...

    Authors: Dan Wang, Xinyi Liu, Kun Chen, Chunyan Gu, Hongyan Zhao, Yong Zhang and Yu Luo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:531
  22. The monotonous nature of work, long driving duration, and working overload hours cause frequent fatigue in taxi drivers. A high prevalence of fatigue is associated with traffic accidents. However, the risk fac...

    Authors: Enayatollah Homaie Rad, Marjan Hosseinnia, Nima Mousavi, Arian Shekari, Leila Kouchakinejad-Eramsadati and Naema Khodadadi-Hassankiadeh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:530
  23. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is frequently misdiagnosed during pregnancy. There is an abundance of evidence, but little is known regarding the regional prevalence estimates of GDM in India. This systema...

    Authors: Neha Mantri, Akhil Dhanesh Goel, Mamta Patel, Pritish Baskaran, Gitashree Dutta, Manoj Kumar Gupta, Vikas Yadav, Madhukar Mittal, Shashank Shekhar and Pankaj Bhardwaj
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:527
  24. Understanding the trends of tuberculosis (TB) burden and its risk factors at the provincial level in the context of global End TB targets is crucial to identify the progress and challenges in TB control. We ai...

    Authors: Yun Wang, Huijuan Chen, Xiaoqi Zeng, Long Liao, Xiaolong Lu and Aihua Zhang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:526
  25. Persistent disparities exist between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (the Indigenous peoples of Australia) and non-Indigenous Australians associated with cancer, with Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

    Authors: John Gilroy, Mandy Henningham, Drew Meehan, Farhana Nila, Joanna McGlone, Amanda McAtamney, Kate Whittaker, Bena Brown, Megan Varlow and Tanya Buchanan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:523
  26. Studies on the association between estimated cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and changes in metabolic risk in the Chinese population are limited. This study aims to examine the associations between CRF and cha...

    Authors: Yuanjiao Liu, Jinghan Zhu, Jiazhou Yu and Xuhui Zhang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:522
  27. Voluntary assisted partner notification (VAPN) in HIV contact tracing is a globally recommended strategy to identify persons who have been exposed to HIV and link them to HIV testing and follow-up. However, th...

    Authors: Maureen McGowan, Kate Bärnighausen, Astrid Berner-Rodoreda, Shannon A. McMahon, Caroline Mtaita, Joy Mauti and Florian Neuhann
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:521
  28. Migrants and refugees face unprecedented inequalities in accessing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) in developed and developing countries. Most attention has focused on the rich world perspective, while th...

    Authors: Tadele Dana Darebo, Mark Spigt, Berhanetsehay Teklewold, Abebe Sorsa Badacho, Niklas Mayer and Meba Teklewold
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:520
  29. Hikikomori refers to the extreme isolation of individuals in their own homes, lasting at least six months. In recent years social isolation has become an important clinical, social, and public health problem, ...

    Authors: Francisca Correia Lopes, Mariana Pinto da Costa, Cesar I Fernandez-Lazaro, Francisco J Lara-Abelenda, Victor Pereira-Sanchez, Alan R Teo and Miguel Angel Alvarez-Mon
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:518
  30. The objective of this study was to conduct a systematic review to summarize and assess the advancements lately made on the enjoyable impacts of game-based physical education interventions on children and adole...

    Authors: Weilong Mo, Jamalsafri Bin Saibon, Yaming LI, Jiequan Li and Yanwu He
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:517
  31. Our study aimed to investigate the impact of urinary concentrations of personal care products (PCPs)-related phenols (PNs) and parabens (PBs), including Triclosan (TCS), Bisphenol A (BPA), Benzophenone-3 (BP-3...

    Authors: Jinjiang Jiang, Bo Chen, Bo Tang, Jinze Li, Chensong Zhang, Daqing Tan, Ting Zhang and Qiang Wei
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:515
  32. Cancer registries in Nigeria, as well as in other sub-Saharan African countries, face challenges in adhering to international cancer registration standards. We aimed to improve cancer incidence estimation by i...

    Authors: Gregrey A. Oko-oboh, Anssi Auvinen, Darlington E. Obaseki and Janne Pitkäniemi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:514
  33. Seasonal influenza and other respiratory tract infections are serious public health problems that need to be further addressed and investigated. Internet search data are recognized as a valuable source for for...

    Authors: Su wei, Sun Lin, Zhao wenjing, Song Shaoxia, Yang Yuejie, He Yujie, Zhang Shu, Li Zhong and Liu Ti
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:513
  34. In low- and middle-income countries, households mainly use solid fuels like wood, charcoal, dung, agricultural residues, and coal for cooking. This poses significant public health concerns due to the emission ...

    Authors: Sayed Mohammad Rasel, Abu Bakkar Siddique, Md. Fahad Shahariar Nayon, Md Shakil Mahmud Suzon, Sanzida Amin, Sadia Sultana Mim and Md. Shakhaoat Hossain
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:512
  35. Rapid antigen-detection tests for SARS-CoV-2 self-testing represent a useful tool for pandemic control and expanding access to community-level case screening. COVID-19 self-tests have been extensively used in ...

    Authors: Elena Marbán-Castro, Vladimer Getia, Maia Alkhazashvili, Maia Japaridze, Ia Jikia, Berra Erkosar, Paula Del Rey-Puech, Guillermo Z. Martínez-Pérez, Paata Imnadze, Amiran Gamkrelidze, Olga Denisiuk, Elena Ivanova Reipold and Sonjelle Shilton
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:511
  36. Women who are sexually active are at risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), which can cause serious difficulties for their reproductive health. However, despite the high global burden of STIs, most in...

    Authors: Afsaneh Karami Juyani, Fatemeh Zarei and Raziyeh Maasoumi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:510
  37. The number and proportion of the elderly population have been continuously increasing in China, leading to the elevated prevalence of chronic diseases and multimorbidity, which ultimately brings heavy burden t...

    Authors: Shan Gao, Shasha Sun, Ting Sun, Tingting Lu, Yan Ma, Hebin Che, Miao Liu, Wanguo Xue, Kunlun He, Yabin Wang and Feng Cao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:509
  38. Social media has become an indispensable part of contemporary young people's lives, and the influence of social media on college students' eating and other health-related behaviors has become increasingly prom...

    Authors: Kaiyan Xu, Chunguang Liang, Ying Zhao, Fan Zhang, Chunyan Zhang, Yanhong Zhang, Yefan Zhang and Zhaoquan Jiang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:508
  39. A fundamental ethical issue in African genomics research is how socio-cultural factors impact perspectives, acceptance, and utility of genomic information, especially in stigmatizing conditions like orofacial ...

    Authors: Abimbola M. Oladayo, Oluwakemi Odukoya, Veronica Sule, Ikenna Molobe, Tamara Busch, Babatunde Akodu, Wasiu L. Adeyemo, Lord J. J. Gowans, Mekonen Eshete, Azeez Alade, Waheed Awotoye, Adebowale A. Adeyemo, Peter A. Mossey, Anya E. R. Prince, Jeffrey C. Murray and Azeez Butali
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:507
  40. In April 2021, the province of Ontario, Canada, was at the peak of its third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Intensive Care Unit (ICU) capacity in the Toronto metropolitan area was insufficient to handle local ...

    Authors: Mehmet A. Begen, Felipe F. Rodrigues, Tim Rice and Gregory S. Zaric
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:505
  41. Prior to December 2022, there were no reports of reinfection with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in Shaanxi province, China. Since then, China has refined its strategy in resp...

    Authors: Mengyan Zhang, Lei Cao, Luqian Zhang, Xinxin Li, Sa Chen and Yi Zhang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:496
  42. Early COVID-19 pandemic research found changes in health care and diabetes management, as well as increased diabetes distress. This study aims to determine the association between COVID-19 pandemic-related hea...

    Authors: Ankeeta Saseetharran and Shivani A. Patel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:493

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