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Health behavior, health promotion and society

Section edited by Takashi Oshio, Frances Kay-Lambkin, David Rehkopf

This section aims to publish studies looking at the processes enabling people to increase control over their health and its determinants and the actions taken by them to maintain, attain, or regain good health and prevent illness. The section also welcomes studies looking at the social determinants of health.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    As part of childhood obesity prevention initiatives, Early Care and Education (ECE) programs are being asked to implement evidence-based strategies that promote healthier eating and physical activity habits in...

    Authors: Dianne S. Ward, Amber E. Vaughn, Stephanie Mazzucca and Regan Burney

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:891

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Different criteria regarding outcome measures in smoking research are used, which can lead to confusion about study results. Consensus in outcome criteria may enhance the comparability of future studies. This ...

    Authors: Kei Long Cheung, Dennis de Ruijter, Mickaël Hiligsmann, Iman Elfeddali, Ciska Hoving, Silvia M. A. A. Evers and Hein de Vries

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:890

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Risky drinking is associated with risky sexual experiences, however the relationship between alcohol and sex is complex. The aim of the study was to assess the feasibility of delivering alcohol screening and b...

    Authors: C. Sullivan, N. Martin, C. White and D. Newbury-Birch

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:884

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The contemporary Scottish diet is unhealthy and a risk factor for poor health outcomes including obesity. Over a third of Scottish children are at risk of being overweight or obese, and there have been calls t...

    Authors: Fiona Crawford, Dionne Mackison, John D. Mooney and Anne Ellaway

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:887

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  5. Content type: Research article

    According to scientific literature, antibacterials are prescribed for common pediatric conditions that do not benefit from antibiotic therapy. The link between antibiotic use and bacterial resistance is well k...

    Authors: Mirko Di Martino, Adele Lallo, Ursula Kirchmayer, Marina Davoli and Danilo Fusco

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:886

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Risk stratification using genetic and other types of personal information could improve current best available approaches to ovarian cancer risk reduction, improving identification of women at increased risk o...

    Authors: Susanne F. Meisel, Maddie Freeman, Jo Waller, Lindsay Fraser, Sue Gessler, Ian Jacobs, Jatinderpal Kalsi, Ranjit Manchanda, Belinda Rahman, Lucy Side, Jane Wardle, Anne Lanceley and Saskia C. Sanderson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:882

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Harmful gambling is a significant public health issue. There has been widespread discussion in the Australian media about the extent and impact of sports betting on the Australian community, particularly relat...

    Authors: Jennifer L. David, Samantha L. Thomas, Melanie Randle, Steven J. Bowe and Mike Daube

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:878

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    Identifying critical life transitions in people’s physical activity behaviors may illuminate the most opportune intervention apertures for chronic disease prevention. A substantive evidence base now indicates ...

    Authors: Alison Quinlan, Ryan E. Rhodes, Mark R. Beauchamp, Danielle Symons Downs, Darren E. R. Warburton and Chris M. Blanchard

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:875

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Despite the introduction of Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in national immunization programs (NIPs), vaccination rates in most countries remain relatively low. An understanding of the reasons underlyin...

    Authors: Nathalie J. S. Patty, Hanna Maria van Dijk, Iris Wallenburg, Roland Bal, Theo J. M. Helmerhorst, Job van Exel and Jane Murray Cramm

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:872

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer is a life-threatening condition affecting women around the world. The early detection of breast lumps using a breast self-examination (BSE) is important for the prevention and control of this dis...

    Authors: Alireza Didarloo, Bahram Nabilou and Hamid Reza Khalkhali

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:861

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    Physical inactivity is a leading preventable cause of chronic disease and premature death globally, yet over half of the adult Australian population is inactive. To address this, web-based physical activity in...

    Authors: Sarah Edney, Ronald Plotnikoff, Corneel Vandelanotte, Tim Olds, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Jillian Ryan and Carol Maher

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:859

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Sufficient fruit consumption is beneficial for a healthy live. While many Dutch adults intent to eat the recommended amount of fruit, only 5–10% of the population actually adheres to the recommendation. One me...

    Authors: Stefanie Kasten, Liesbeth van Osch, Sander Matthijs Eggers and Hein de Vries

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:832

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Physical inactivity contributes to the global burden of non-communicable diseases. The pattern of physical activity in adulthood are often established during adolescence and sedentary behaviours in the early y...

    Authors: Mojisola Morenike Oluwasanu and Oladimeji Oladepo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:833

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    Young men are consistently less likely to seek help for mental health problems than their female peers. This is particularly concerning given the high rates of suicide among male adolescents. The school system...

    Authors: Alison L. Calear, Michelle Banfield, Philip J. Batterham, Alyssa R. Morse, Owen Forbes, Bradley Carron-Arthur and Martin Fisk

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:834

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Chemical irritants used in crowd control, such as tear gases and pepper sprays, are generally considered to be safe and to cause only transient pain and lacrimation. However, there are numerous reports that us...

    Authors: Rohini J. Haar, Vincent Iacopino, Nikhil Ranadive, Sheri D. Weiser and Madhavi Dandu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:831

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Multimorbidity is one of the most important and challenging aspects in public health. Multimorbid people are associated with more hospital admissions, a large number of drug prescriptions and higher risks of m...

    Authors: Marie-Therese Puth, Klaus Weckbecker, Matthias Schmid and Eva Münster

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:826

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Second-hand smoke (SHS) in households remains a serious public health problem in Sri Lanka, partly due to a lack of voluntary prohibitions of tobacco smoking inside houses. Women are especially at risk of bein...

    Authors: A. M. A. A. P. Alagiyawanna, N. Rajapaksa –Hewageegana and N. Gunawardena

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:810

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