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  1. Content type: Research article

    As a common infectious disease, hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is affected by multiple environmental and socioeconomic factors, and its pathogenesis is complex. Furthermore, the transmission of HFMD is ch...

    Authors: Lianfa Li, Wenyang Qiu, Chengdong Xu and Jinfeng Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:274

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The typical Western diet is associated with high levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and with obesity and other diet-related diseases. This study aims to determine the impact of adjustments to the current...

    Authors: Mirjam E. van de Kamp, S. Marije Seves and Elisabeth H. M. Temme

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:264

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  3. Content type: Research article

    In South Asia, up to 20% of people ingesting pesticides for self-poisoning purchase the pesticide from a shop with the sole intention of self-harm. Individuals who are intoxicated with alcohol and/or non-farme...

    Authors: Manjula Weerasinghe, Flemming Konradsen, Michael Eddleston, Melissa Pearson, Shaluka Jayamanne, David Gunnell, Keith Hawton and Suneth Agampodi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:272

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Parent carers of disabled children report poor physical health and mental wellbeing. They experience high levels of stress and barriers to engagement in health-related behaviours and with ‘standard’ preventive...

    Authors: Aleksandra J. Borek, Bel McDonald, Mary Fredlund, Gretchen Bjornstad, Stuart Logan and Christopher Morris

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:270

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are a major morbidity factor contributing largely to health care costs and individual quality of life. The aim of the study was to test whether obesity (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2) is one ...

    Authors: Livia Maccioni, Susanne Weber, Magdeldin Elgizouli, Anne-Sophie Stoehlker, Ilona Geist, Hans-Hartmut Peter, Werner Vach and Alexandra Nieters

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:271

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of cardiorespiratory fitness and weight status on knowledge of physical activity and fitness (PAF knowledge), attitude toward physical education (PE), and p...

    Authors: Senlin Chen and Xiangli Gu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:273

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Regular physical activity is recommended for all people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but the dose of physical activity required to gain mortality benefit in this population is not yet kno...

    Authors: Sonia Wing Mei Cheng, Zoe McKeough, Jennifer Alison, Sarah Dennis, Mark Hamer and Emmanuel Stamatakis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:268

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Several studies have now demonstrated the benefits of peer support in promoting diabetes control. The aim of this study is to evaluate the implementation of a cluster randomised controlled trial of a group-bas...

    Authors: Zahra Aziz, Michaela A. Riddell, Pilvikki Absetz, Margaret Brand and Brian Oldenburg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:262

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  9. Content type: Research article

    An increasing number of retirees continue to work beyond retirement despite being eligible to retire. As the prevalence of chronic disease increases with age, working beyond retirement may go along with having...

    Authors: Astrid de Wind, Micky Scharn, Goedele A. Geuskens, Allard J. van der Beek and Cécile R. L. Boot

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:265

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Physical activity (PA) interventions for the promotion of weight-management may benefit from increased choice and flexibility to overcome commonly-perceived barriers to PA. The aim of this study was to investi...

    Authors: Adrian Holliday, Alice Burgin, Elyzabeth Vargas Fernandez, Sally A. M. Fenton, Frank Thielecke and Andrew K. Blannin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:261

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Obesity and caries are common conditions in childhood and can have significant implications on children’s wellbeing. Evidence into their association remains conflicting. Furthermore, studies examining the ssoc...

    Authors: Martha Paisi, Elizabeth Kay, Irene Kaimi, Robert Witton, Robert Nelder, Ruth Potterton and Debra Lapthorne

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:267

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Research pertaining to the community-based prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is important to understand the magnitude of this infection. This study was conducted to estimate LTBI prevalence an...

    Authors: Takele Teklu, Mengistu Legesse, Girmay Medhin, Aboma Zewude, Mahlet Chanyalew, Martha Zewdie, Biniam Wondale, Milkessa Haile-Mariam, Rembert Pieper and Gobena Ameni

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:266

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  13. Content type: Correspondence

    The final meeting of the EXPOsOMICS project “Final Policy Workshop and Stakeholder Consultation” took place 28–29 March 2017 to present the main results of the project and discuss their implications both for f...

    Authors: Michelle C. Turner, Paolo Vineis, Eduardo Seleiro, Michaela Dijmarescu, David Balshaw, Roberto Bertollini, Marc Chadeau-Hyam, Timothy Gant, John Gulliver, Ayoung Jeong, Soterios Kyrtopoulos, Marco Martuzzi, Gary W. Miller, Timothy Nawrot, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, David H. Phillips…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:260

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  14. Content type: Research article

    While increasing cigarette taxes has been a major policy driver to decrease smoking, taxes on other tobacco products have received less attention. Our aims were to evaluate the impact of chewing tobacco/cigar ...

    Authors: Summer Sherburne Hawkins, Nicoline Bach and Christopher F. Baum

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:154

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Exposure to sunlight can have both positive and negative health impacts. Excessive exposure to ultra-violet (UV) radiation from the sun can cause skin cancer, however insufficient exposure to sunlight has a de...

    Authors: Amanda Nioi, Charlotte Wendelboe-Nelson, Sue Cowan, Hilary Cowie, Shahzad Rashid, Peter Ritchie, Mark Cherrie, Terry C. Lansdown and John W. Cherrie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:259

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Cancer is the greatest disease burden in Korea. Cancer screening can reduce the burden of cancer but cancer screening rates among Koreans remain low. The purposes of this study were to a) understand Koreans’ b...

    Authors: Shin-Young Lee and Eunice E. Lee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:254

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Many Community Health Workers (CHWs) experience the same socioeconomic and health needs as their neighbors, given that they are by definition part of their communities. Yet very few studies aim to measure and ...

    Authors: Kenneth Maes, Svea Closser, Yihenew Tesfaye, Yasmine Gilbert and Roza Abesha

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:258

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Three billion people use solid cooking fuels, and 4 million people die from household air pollution annually. Shifting households to clean fuels, like liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), may protect health only if ...

    Authors: Lisa M. Thompson, Anaité Diaz-Artiga, John R. Weinstein and Margaret A. Handley

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:253

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The aim was to investigate the prevalence of health problems and work environment problems and how these are associated with subjective production loss among women and men at an academic workplace. An addition...

    Authors: Malin Lohela-Karlsson, Lotta Nybergh and Irene Jensen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:257

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  20. Content type: Research article

    There is limited knowledge of physical activity (PA) patterns among high school students. High schools plays an important role as context for the students, but it is uncertain to what extent schools influence ...

    Authors: Carina Bjørnskov Steenholt, Veronica Sofie Clara Pisinger, Ida Høgstedt Danquah and Janne Schurmann Tolstrup

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:255

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Life expectancy at birth (LE) is a comprehensive measure that accounts for age-specific death rates in a population. Shanghai has ranked first in LE in China mainland for decades. Understanding the reasons beh...

    Authors: Hanyi Chen, Lipeng Hao, Chen Yang, Bei Yan, Qiao Sun, Lianghong Sun, Hua Chen and Yichen Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:256

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  22. Content type: Research article

    January 2016 saw the publication of proposed revisions to the UK’s lower risk drinking guidelines but no sustained promotional activity. This paper aims to explore the impact of publishing guidelines without s...

    Authors: Abigail K. Stevely, Penny Buykx, Jamie Brown, Emma Beard, Susan Michie, Petra S. Meier and John Holmes

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:251

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  23. Content type: Research article

    This paper measures income-related inequality in uptake of breast cancer screening among women before and after a policy change to extend the screening programme to women aged 65 to 70. Prior to programme expa...

    Authors: Patricia Carney and Ciaran O’Neill

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:252

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