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  1. South Africa’s first SARS-CoV-2 case was identified 5th March 2020 and national lockdown followed March 26th. Households are an important location for secondary SARS-CoV-2 infection. Physical distancing and sa...

    Authors: Philip Smith, Francesca Little, Sabine Hermans, Mary-Ann Davies, Robin Wood, Catherine Orrell, Carey Pike, Fatima Peters, Audry Dube, Daniella Georgeu-Pepper, Robyn Curran, Lara Fairall and Linda-Gail Bekker
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1924
  2. This study aims to investigate the trends and ecological determinants of physical activity among U.S. children and adolescents during the 2019–2021 period, encompassing the COVID-19 pandemic’s onset and subseq...

    Authors: Yuxin Zhu, Derwin K.C. Chan, Qianqian Pan, Ryan E. Rhodes and Sisi Tao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1923
  3. In South Africa, pervasive age and gender inequities have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and public health response. We aimed to explore experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic among youth in eThekwini...

    Authors: Kalysha Closson, Erica Dong, Bongiwe Zulu, Janan J. Dietrich, Campion Zharima, Julie Jesson, Tatiana Pakhomova, Mags Beksinska and Angela Kaida
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1922
  4. Short sleep can lead to an increase in inflammation and regular exercise has been shown to have a mitigation effect. However, the association between physical exercise (PE) and inflammation in the short sleep ...

    Authors: Yanwei You, Alimjan Ablitip, Yuquan Chen, Hao Ding, Keshuo Chen, Yicong Cui and Xindong Ma
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1920
  5. Multiple vaccinations have received approval for the prevention of the coronavirus illness. Nevertheless, the sluggish vaccination rate is mostly attributed to the general population’s limited understanding an...

    Authors: Abakundana Nsenga Ariston Gabriel, Xiao-Yang Wang, Laila Jamil, Mulugeta Shegaze Shimbre, Gerard Bikorimana, Lin Zhao and Wu-Chun Cao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1919
  6. This study investigated the prevalence and perception of premorbid lifestyle-related risk factors among Covid-19 Survivors in Abuja and Lagos, Nigeria.

    Authors: Ify Monye, Tijani Idris Ahmad Oseni, Moyosore T. Makinde, Abiodun B. Adelowo, Safiya Yahaya-Kongoila, Marvellous C. Njoku-Adeleke, Aramide Oteju, Samba Nyirenda, Temitayo O. Elebiyo, Ijeoma Judith Dozie and Chinasa T. Ugwuegbulem-Amadi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1918
  7. Social isolation and loneliness are urgent public health concerns associated with negative physical and mental health outcomes. Understanding effective remedies is crucial in addressing these problems. This um...

    Authors: Thomas Hansen, Ragnhild Bang Nes, Kamila Hynek, Thomas Sevenius Nilsen, Anne Reneflot, Kim Stene-Larsen, Ragnhild Agathe Tornes and Julia Bidonde
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1917
  8. Like other countries in Europe and around the world, France was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, although it had also experienced several social crises since 2017. This study assessed the evolution of sel...

    Authors: Hana Lahbib, Laure Carcaillon-Bentata, Nathalie Beltzer, Cyrille Delpierre and Joël Coste
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1916
  9. Exposure to climate change events like wildfires can lead to health and mental health problems. While conceptual frameworks have been hypothesized describing the potential relationship between disaster exposur...

    Authors: Sigal Maya, Ali Mirzazadeh and James G. Kahn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1915
  10. Sleep problems are common among infants and can have a serious impact on the health and wellbeing of both child and parents. To sustainably promote infant sleep on a population level, it is necessary to develo...

    Authors: MPW van de Sande, SMPL Gerards, MP L’Hoir, A Gabrio, RP Reijs, I Tissen, SW van Dam, FHGY Alberts and RM Meertens
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1913
  11. A peer support intervention using ‘Mentor Mothers’ was implemented for mothers who had migrated to Sweden, living in socially disadvantaged communities. The Mentor Mothers had a high degree of freedom to devel...

    Authors: Per Kåks, Mats Målqvist, Mark Tomlinson and Linnea Stansert Katzen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1912
  12. After settling in the United States (US), immigrants often accumulate obesity and cardiovascular risk factors. As mood is often associated with health behaviors in the US population, mood may be an important m...

    Authors: Brianna N. Tranby, Irene G. Sia, Matthew M. Clark, Paul J. Novotny, Abby M. Lohr, Laura Suarez Pardo, Christi A. Patten, Sheila O. Iteghete, Katherine A. Zeratsky, Thomas M. Rieck, Luz Molina, Graciela Porraz Capetillo, Yahye Ahmed, Hana Dirie and Mark L. Wieland
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1911
  13. To investigate the association between cigarette smoking, smoking cessation and the trajectory of cardiometabolic multimorbidity (CMM), and further to examine the association of age at smoking initiation and s...

    Authors: Shuo Zhang, Zhou Jiang, Hao Zhang, Yuxin Liu, Jike Qi, Yu Yan, Ting Wang and Ping Zeng
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1910
  14. The prevalence of cancer is increasing, which significantly impacts the health and various aspects of the lives of cancer-post-treated adolescents. Adolescents with cancer have many negative consequences, incl...

    Authors: Masumeh Akbarbegloo, Mahnaz Sanaeefar, Mehrdad Karimi and Marzieh Hoseini
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1909
  15. The oxidative balance score (OBS) reflects the overall burden of oxidative stress in an individual, with a higher OBS indicating greater antioxidant exposure. This study aimed to explore the association betwee...

    Authors: Yuchao Wang, Jiao Li, Wei Sun, Yunbin Tong, Lu Han, Ziying Jiang, Weili Xu and Daqing Sun
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1908
  16. Post-operative complications present a challenge to the healthcare system due to the high unpredictability of their incidence. Socioeconomic conditions have been established as social determinants of health. H...

    Authors: Mohamed Abdelhack, Sandhya Tripathi, Yixin Chen, Michael S. Avidan and Christopher R. King
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1907
  17. Electronic gambling machines (EGMs) in gambling venues cause gambling-related harm and are a public health concern. This study focused on pachinko parlours as gambling venues and income-generating crimes as ga...

    Authors: Kenji Yokotani, Nobuhito Abe, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Masahiro Takamura and Hideyuki Takahashi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1905
  18. There is sustained interest in understanding the perspectives of liver transplant recipients and living donors, with several qualitative studies shedding light on this emotionally charged subject. However, the...

    Authors: Qin Xiang Ng, Yu Liang Lim, Xiaohui Xin, Clarence Ong, Wee Khoon Ng, Julian Thumboo and Hiang Khoon Tan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1904
  19. Although long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) is more effective and longer lasting than short-acting methods, uptake remains low among post-abortion clients. Using a stepped-wedge, cluster-randomized tr...

    Authors: Jeremy Barofsky, Hannah Spring, Pragya Gartoulla, Raman Shrestha, Sabitri Sapkota, Elizabeth McElwee, Kathryn Church, Saugato Datta and Karina Livingston
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1903
  20. In Togo, few data are available on viral hepatitis in street adolescents, a vulnerable population due to their lifestyle. The aim of this study was to describe the lifestyle of street adolescents (sexual pract...

    Authors: Arnold Junior Sadio, Valentine Marie Ferré, Oumarou I. Wone Adama, Harold Régis Kouanfack, Anoumou Claver Dagnra, Amivi P. Amenyah-Ehlan, Laté Mawuli Lawson-Ananissoh, Diane Descamps, Charlotte Charpentier and Didier Koumavi Ekouevi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1901
  21. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are responsible for 51% of total mortality in South Africa, with a rising burden of hypertension (HTN) and diabetes mellitus (DM). Incorporating NCDs and COVID-19 screening int...

    Authors: Sithabiso D. Masuku, Alana T Brennan, Beatrice Vetter, Francois Venter, Bukelwa Mtshazo, Simiso Sokhela, Nkuli Mashabane, Kekeletso Kao and Gesine Meyer-Rath
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1900
  22. Morocco is currently undergoing rapid changes in diets and lifestyles, influenced by globalization and urbanization, leading to a shift away from the Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) toward Western diets.

    Authors: Zakia Hindi, Chaimaa Belfakira, Amina Lafram, Samir Bikri, Asmaa Benayad, Hamid EL Bilali, Susanne Gjedsted Bügel, Dominika Srednicka-Tober, Patrizia Pugliese, Carola Strassner, Laura Rossi, Lilliana Stefanovic and Youssef Aboussaleh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1899
  23. The geographical environment and military activities in the plateau area pose potential work-related stressors for military personnel, leading to burnout which is an external manifestation of internal energy e...

    Authors: Lei Shi, Fei Ren, Shen Xin, Qin Sun, Dan-ni Li, Ke Li and Yuan Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1897
  24. Smoking is the major risk factor for tracheal, bronchus, and lung (TBL) cancers. We investigated the feasibility of projecting TBL cancer incidence using smoking incidence rates by incorporating a range of lat...

    Authors: Alireza Mirahmadizadeh, Jafar Hassanzadeh, Afrooz Mazidi Moradi, Zahra Gheibi and Alireza Heiran
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1896
  25. Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Dietary interventions can directly affect several ASCVD risk factors. This study aimed to assess an association b...

    Authors: Dorsa Hosseininasab, Farideh Shiraseb, Rasool Ghaffarian-Ensaf, Shabnam Hosseini, Alessandra da Silva, Mohammad Mahdi Hajinasab, Vaughn W. Barry, Barbora de Courten and Khadijeh Mirzaei
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1895
  26. Scabies is a widespread issue in prisons due to overcrowded living conditions and limited healthcare resources. A recent study published in the Journal of Infection and Public Health discovered that the preval...

    Authors: Amare Mebrat Delie, Eyob Ketema Bogale, Tadele Fentabel Anagaw, Misganaw Guadie Tiruneh, Eneyew Talie Fenta, Ousman Adal and Natnael Kebede
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1894
  27. Fatal opioid-involved overdose rates increased precipitously from 5.0 per 100,000 population to 33.5 in Massachusetts between 1999 and 2022.

    Authors: Sumeeta Srinivasan, Jennifer Pustz, Elizabeth Marsh, Leonard D. Young and Thomas J. Stopka
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1893
  28. Global communication, an integral part of modern life, increases the risk of transmitting infectious diseases to individuals. Based on the transtheoretical model (TTM), this study aimed to identify the most ef...

    Authors: Shandiz Moslehi, Asghar Tavan, Sajjad Narimani, Fardin shahbazzadeh, Nadia Sedri and Sama Sabahi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1892
  29. Child labor is one of the important social issues that deprive children of many fundamental rights, and make them face many problems and consequences, including health problems. Thus, this study was conducted ...

    Authors: Haleh Jafari, Alireza Nikbakht Nasrabadi, Nahid Dehghan Nayeri, Nematollah Fazeli, Fatemeh Khoshnavay Fomani and Shokoh Varaei
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1891
  30. An outbreak of acute severe hepatitis of unknown aetiology (AS-Hep-UA) in children during 2022 was subsequently linked to infections with adenovirus-associated virus 2 and other ‘helper viruses’, including hum...

    Authors: Cedric C. S. Tan, Gavin Kelly, Jack Cregan, Joseph D. Wilson, Tim James, Meera Chand, Susan Hopkins, Maaike Swets, J. Kenneth Baillie, Katie Jeffery, Ann Sarah Walker, David W. Eyre, Nicole Stoesser and Philippa C. Matthews
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1890
  31. Against the backdrop of the global public health crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed significant disparities in the supply and demand of risk information related to public health crises, posing severe ch...

    Authors: Yasai Chen, Yiru Chen, Shan Yu and Shuni Yu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1889
  32. Khat, a naturally growing stimulant, has seen a significant increase in both consumption and cultivation in eastern Ethiopia. This reliance on khat in the region comes despite its known physiological complicat...

    Authors: Elizabeth A. Wood, Stuart J. Case, Sarah L. Collins, Heather Stark and Tara Wilfong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1887
  33. The modifiable mechanisms underlying the association between socioeconomic status (SES) and preterm birth remain unclear. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between preterm birth and maternal SES...

    Authors: Xiaomei Xiang, Yan Huang, Ziping Wang, Zongkai Li and Shaonong Dang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1886
  34. Given Iran’s recent shift towards pronatalist population policies, concerns have arisen regarding the potential increase in abortion rates. This review study examines the trends of (medical), intentional (ille...

    Authors: Elham Shirdel, Khadijeh Asadisarvestani and Fatemeh Hami Kargar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1885
  35. Depression and disability in activities of daily living (ADL) are common in middle-aged and older adults. This study investigated the bidirectional relationship between depression and disability in ADL in Chin...

    Authors: Lina Zhou, Wei Wang and Xiancang Ma
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1884
  36. Teachers’ mental health literacy (MHL) is fundamental for recognizing and assisting students with mental disorders. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the World Health Organization School...

    Authors: Rowaida Elyamani, Omer Nour, Rajvir Singh, Khalid Saeed, Afrah Musa, Noora Alkubaisi and Mohammed Iheb Bougmiza
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1883
  37. We aimed to estimate the age-specific and age-standardized incidence rate of diabetes for men and women in Mexico between 2003 and 2015, and to assess the relative change in incidence of diabetes between 2003 ...

    Authors: Omar Silverman-Retana, Ralph Brinks, Annika Hoyer, Daniel R. Witte and Thaddäus Tönnies
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1882
  38. Osteoporosis is a prevalent condition marked by reduced bone density and an elevated risk of fractures, especially among postmenopausal women. Exercise plays a crucial role in preventing and managing osteoporo...

    Authors: Min-Chen Wu, Oswald Ndi Nfor, Chien-Chang Ho, Wen-Yu Lu and Yung-Po Liaw
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1881
  39. The following article presents an analysis of the impact of the Environmental, Social and Governance-ESG determinants on Hospital Emigration to Another Region-HEAR in the Italian regions in the period 2004-202...

    Authors: Emanuela Resta, Onofrio Resta, Alberto Costantiello and Angelo Leogrande
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1880
  40. Since May 2022, mpox outbreaks have been occurring in non-mpox endemic areas, with the main population affected being men who have sex with men (MSM). Outbreak prevention and control depend not only on the eff...

    Authors: Jiajia Liu, Siying Liu, Simin Yu, Xiaoyu Du, Jiaqi Hao, Ruixue Hui, Amos Buh, Wenjun Chen and Jia Chen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1878
  41. Multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) are products capable of simultaneously addressing multiple sexual and reproductive health needs such as unwanted pregnancy, STIs including HIV-1, and other reproduct...

    Authors: Adlight Dandadzi, Alinda M. Young, Petina Musara, Mary Kate Shapley-Quinn, Doreen Kemigisha, Prisca Mutero, Nyaradzo M. Mgodi, Juliane Etima and Alexandra A. Minnis
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1876
  42. Underweight is a prevalent health issue in children. This study aimed to identify factors associated with underweight in children aged 1–2 years in Hamadan city. Unlike the studies conducted in this field, whi...

    Authors: Sara Manoochehri, Javad Faradmal, Jalal Poorolajal, Fatemeh Torkaman Asadi and Ali Reza Soltanian
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1875

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