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  1. The Lafiyan Yara Project aimed to increase demand for HIV counselling, testing, treatment, and prevention services among pregnant women and children in Taraba State, Nigeria. Implemented from 2019 to 2021, the...

    Authors: Olujide Arije, Rachel Titus, Idowu Omisile, Aisha Dadi, Danjuma Garba, Omoregie Godpower, Jennifer Anyanti, Omokhudu Idogho, Emeka Okeke, Carmen Roebersen, Eliane Vrolings and Adedeji Onayade
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:624
  2. Benzene, ethylbenzene, meta/para-xylene, and ortho-xylene, collectively referred to as benzene, ethylbenzene, and xylene (BEX), constitute the main components of volatile organic aromatic compounds (VOACs) and...

    Authors: Senlin Wang, Jing Luo, Fang Zhang, Ruimin Zhang, Wantao Ju, Nianwei Wu, Jianhui Zhang and Yanjun Liu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:623
  3. The COVID-19 pandemic has made visible the scale of health disparities in society, highlighting how the distribution of infection and deaths differs between population subgroups within countries. Asylum seeker...

    Authors: Charlotta van Eggermont Arwidson, Jessica Holmgren, Petter Tinghög, Henrik Eriksson and Kristina Gottberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:622
  4. Experiencing loneliness can be distressing and increasing evidence indicates that being lonely is associated with poor physical and mental health outcomes. Cross-sectional studies have demonstrated that people...

    Authors: Glenda M. Bishop, Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Anne M. Kavanagh, Hannah Badland, Jodie Bailie, Roger Stancliffe, Eric Emerson, Nicola Fortune and Zoe Aitken
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:621
  5. Globally, sexually transmissible infections (STIs) continue to disproportionately affect young people. Regular STI testing is an important public health strategy but remains low among this age group. Raising a...

    Authors: Julie Riddell, Anne Cleary, Judith A. Dean, Paul Flowers, Emma Heard, Zeb Inch, Allyson Mutch, Lisa Fitzgerald and Lisa McDaid
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:620
  6. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) continues to be a deadly pandemic and a serious threat to public health. Globally, reproductive age women are more likely to be infected with Human Immunodeficiency V...

    Authors: Beminate Lemma Seifu, Gilbert Eshun, Getayeneh Antehunegn Tesema and Frank Kyei-Arthur
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:619
  7. With the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions imposed to contain the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the Brazilian population has increased the time spent at home and watching television (TV). Since food advertising e...

    Authors: Michele Bittencourt Rodrigues, Juliana de Paula Matos, Marina Oliveira Santana, Ana Paula Bortoletto Martins, Rafael Moreira Claro and Paula Martins Horta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:618
  8. Cardio-cerebrovascular diseases constitute a major global public health burden. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) exposure has become progressively severe, endangering human health and becoming one of the main...

    Authors: Li Jing, Tiancong Chen, Zhiyong Yang and Weiwei Dong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:616
  9. School bullying is prevalent in children and adolescents. Bullying victims are seen higher risk of negative psychological outcomes. Previously published studies suggested that social indicators may pose signif...

    Authors: Lin Chen, Ying Chen, Hailiang Ran, Yusan Che, Die Fang, Qiongxian Li, Yuanyu Shi, Shuqing Liu, Yandie He, Guiqing Zheng and Yuanyuan Xiao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:615
  10. Malnutrition is a public health problem in low- and middle-income countries among children. Although illnesses such as diarrhea are common immediate drivers of childhood malnutrition, their consequences could ...

    Authors: Alemayehu Belay Alamneh, Kalkidan Hassen Abate, Ashagre Molla Assaye, Yeshambel Worku Demlie, Moti Edosa Guma and Tefera Belachew
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:614
  11. Women face multiple socio-economic, cultural, contextual, and perceived barriers in health service utilization. Moreover, poor autonomy and financial constraints act as crucial factors to their healthcare acce...

    Authors: Manzoor Ahmad Malik, Ratnesh Sinha, Angelin Priya and Mohammad Hifz Ur Rahman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:613
  12. The world battled to defeat a novel coronavirus 2019 (SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19), a respiratory illness that is transmitted from person to person through contacts with droplets from infected persons. Despite effo...

    Authors: Michael Safo Oduro, Seth Arhin-Donkor, Louis Asiedu, Damazo T. Kadengye and Samuel Iddi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:612
  13. People with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) commonly experience social and self-stigma. This study sought to understand the impacts of CHB-related stigma and a functional cure on stigma.

    Authors: Mondher Toumi, Jack Wallace, Chari Cohen, Chris Marshall, Helen Kitchen, Jake Macey, Hannah Pegram, Ashley F. Slagle, Robert G. Gish, Qin Ning, Hiroshi Yatsuhashi, Markus Cornberg, Maurizia Brunetto, Florian van Bömmel, Qing Xie, Dee Lee…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:611
  14. There is currently no widely accepted multidimensional health assessment questionnaire for individuals in the Chinese People Liberation Army (PLA). This study developed a multidimensional health survey questio...

    Authors: Tao Wang, Han Tang, Xinrui Li, Lin Wu, Ning Li, Wei Zhang, Qiongjie Shao, Min Cai and Lei Shang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:610
  15. Railway suicide has profound implications for the victims and their family, and affects train drivers, railway personnel, emergency services and witnesses. To inform a multilevel prevention strategy, more know...

    Authors: Elias Balt, Saskia Mérelle, Arne Popma, Daan Creemers, Karlijn Heesen, Nikki van Eijk, Isa van den Brand and Renske Gilissen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:607
  16. Studies had suggested increased risk of death of residents was associated with typhoons, particularly coastal regions. However, these findings ignored the impact of inland typhoons on the health of residents, ...

    Authors: Yiwen Ma, Xianhui Zhang, Yingjian Zhang, Jipei Du, Nan Chu, Jinli Wei, Liangliang Cui and Chengchao Zhou
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:606
  17. A considerable body of research has demonstrated that reducing sitting time benefits health. Therefore, the current study aimed to explore the prevalence of sedentary behavior (SB) and its patterns.

    Authors: Mohammad A. Alahmadi, Khalid H. Almasoud, Amani H. Aljahani, Naweed S. Alzaman, Omar M. Al-Nozha, Osama M. Alahmadi, Rola A. Jalloun, Eman M. Alfadhli, Jomana M. Alahmadi, Areeg A. Zuair, Naif S. Alzahrani, Ahmed A. Alahmdi, Mansour A. Alghamdi, Abdulaziz A. Aldayel, Sulaiman O. Aljaloud, Obead M. Alharbi…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:605
  18. To explore the relationship between cumulative ecological risk and individual risky behavior and multiple forms of aggregated behaviors among adolescents, and examine the gender differences.

    Authors: Jiaojiao Wang, Yang Xie, Yi Zhang, Huiqiong Xu, Xianglin Zhang, Yuhui Wan and Fangbiao Tao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:603
  19. Depression and anxiety are the most common mental health issues experienced by workers. Although organizational intervention has been extensively evaluated as a primary prevention of depression and anxiety, th...

    Authors: Kazuhiro Watanabe, Hiroyuki Hikichi, Kotaro Imamura, Asuka Sakuraya, Toru Yoshikawa, Shuhei Izawa, Hisashi Eguchi, Akiomi Inoue, Kengo Yoshida, Yasushi Orihashi and Akizumi Tsutsumi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:601
  20. Estimated pulse wave velocity (ePWV) has been proposed as a potential approach to estimate carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity. However, the potential of ePWV in predicting all-cause mortality (ACM) and cardio...

    Authors: Wenke Cheng, Fanliang Kong, Huachun Pan, Sisi Luan, Shumin Yang and Siwei Chen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:600
  21. Chile did not adopt general and unified lockdowns for the whole nation but organized itself with dynamic and sometimes irregular lockdowns. These dynamics and consequences of social isolation could be generali...

    Authors: Alessandra Patrono, Stefano Renzetti, Cristian Guerini, Mark Macgowan, Stefanny M Moncada, Donatella Placidi, Maurizio Memo and Roberto G. Lucchini
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:599
  22. Physical activity has been proven to be beneficial for physical and psychological health as well as for academic achievement. However, especially university students are insufficiently physically active becaus...

    Authors: Monika Teuber, Daniel Leyhr and Gorden Sudeck
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:598
  23. With the world’s population increasing in age, there has been a significant rise in the prevalence of cognitive impairment and dementia among individuals. This study aims to investigate the association between...

    Authors: Xuebei Hou, Yujun Luo, Fen Yang, Xinhong Zhu, Xiaolian Gao, Wenqiang Wang, Guiyuan Qiao and Jing Zhou
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:597
  24. The psychosocial underpinnings of vaccine hesitancy are complex. Research is needed to pinpoint the exact reasons why people hesitate to vaccinate themselves or their children against vaccine-preventable disea...

    Authors: Felicia Zhang, Jia Ren, Colin Garon, Zhuoying Huang, John Kubale and Abram L. Wagner
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:596
  25. Contact tracing forms a crucial part of the public-health toolbox in mitigating and understanding emergent pathogens and nascent disease outbreaks. Contact tracing in the United States was conducted during the...

    Authors: Henry Bayly, Madison Stoddard, Debra Van Egeren, Eleanor J Murray, Julia Raifman, Arijit Chakravarty and Laura F White
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:595
  26. Previous research has indicated the inverse association between physical activity (PA) and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). However, the dose–response relationship currently remains undetermined. This stud...

    Authors: Wanting Xie, Liuwei Zhang, Jiaoying Cheng, Yirui Wang, Haixin Kang and Yi Gao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:594
  27. Authors: R. Kettlitz, M. Harries, J. Ortmann, G. Krause, A. Aigner and B. Lange
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:593

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  28. Globally, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) 2023 report, more than 14.3 million children in low- and middle-income countries, primarily in Africa and South-East Asia, are not receiving any vacci...

    Authors: Gashaw Andargie Biks, Fisseha Shiferie, Dawit Abraham Tsegaye, Wondwossen Asefa, Legese Alemayehu, Tamiru Wondie, Meseret Zelalem, Yohannes Lakew, Kidist Belete and Samson Gebremedhin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:592
  29. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection prevention is most effective early in childhood with vaccination programme. However, where this is missed, primary prevention modes of intervention become an alternative recom...

    Authors: Titilayo Olaoye, Blessing Osie-Efietie, Ololade O. Ogunsanmi, Adebayo M. Mustapha, Ifeoluwapo Asekun-Olarinmoye and Nnodimele Onuigbo Atulomah
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:591
  30. Physical exercise has the potential to mitigate addictive behaviors and relevant health issues. However, the nighttime exercise has not been studied regarding this research topic. This study aims to explore th...

    Authors: Yuqin Su, Hansen Li, Sijia Jiang, Yaqi Li, Yun Li and Guodong Zhang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:590
  31. Migration is common among transgender women (TGW), often driven by the desire to escape stigma, find acceptance, establish new connections, access body modifications, or enter new avenues of sex work. Given th...

    Authors: Beo Oliveira Leite, Laio Magno, Francisco Inacio Bastos and Ines Dourado
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:589
  32. Little is known about the use of mid-upper arm circumference for age (MUACZ) for diagnosing of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and its correlation with WHZ (weight-for-height Z-score) in an area endemic for se...

    Authors: Gaylord Ngaboyeka, Ghislain Bisimwa, Anouk Neven, Pacifique Mwene-Batu, Richard Kambale, Emmanuel Ongezi, Christine Chimanuka, Joseph Ntagerwa, Serge Balolebwami, Francis Mulume, Oreste Battisti, Michèle Dramaix and Philippe Donnen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:587
  33. Food taxation and food marketing policy are very cost-effectiveness to improve healthy diets among children. The objective of this study was to investigate the socio-demographic characteristics of Thais and at...

    Authors: Nongnuch Jindarattanaporn, Sirinya Phulkerd, Aphichat Chamratrithirong, Rossarin Soottipong Gray, Umaporn Pattaravanich, Nutnicha Loyfah, Sasinee Thapsuwan and Natjera Thongcharoenchupong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:586
  34. Medication adherence (MA) is a key factor in maintaining adequate blood pressure and preventing complications. However, some older adults experience difficulties in taking medicine properly due to declines in ...

    Authors: Jeong Sun Kim and Eunji Kim
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:585
  35. The present study examines, as research questions, which and to what extent psychological and demographic variables significantly predict individual, community, and societal resilience among a sample of Czech ...

    Authors: Alice Koubová and Shaul Kimhi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:583
  36. The vast majority of people have experienced the problem of back pain at least once in their lives for a variety of reasons. It is well known that regular physical activity at a moderate level has a number of ...

    Authors: Monika Gałczyk, Anna Zalewska, Marek Sobolewski and Hélder Fernandes
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:582
  37. Despite technological, political and economic progress, Pakistan is still a traditionally patriarchal society, and cultural norms curb women’s freedom of socialization, which contributes to poor mental health....

    Authors: Liu He, Amira Firdaus, Jiankun Gong, Nasrullah Dharejo and Iffat Ali Aksar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:581
  38. Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is considered a chronic disease with numerous secondary complications that negatively affect the quality of life of patients. However, the specific, known and validated instruments for B...

    Authors: Denilson Menezes Almeida, Aldair Darlan Santos-de-Araújo, José Mário Costa Brito Júnior, Marcela Cacere, André Pontes-Silva, Cyrene Piazera Costa, Maria Cláudia Gonçalves, José Márcio Soares Leite, Almir Vieira Dibai-Filho and Daniela Bassi-Dibai
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:580
  39. Resection of colorectal adenoma (CRA) prevents colorectal cancer; however, recurrence is common. We aimed to assess the association of the triglyceride-glucose (TyG) index with CRA occurrence and recurrence.

    Authors: Jiaoyan Li, Jingfeng Chen, Haoshuang Liu, Su Yan, Youxiang Wang, Miao Xing and Suying Ding
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:579
  40. Understanding why patients experience loss to follow-up (LTFU) is essential for TB control. This analysis examines the impact of travel distance to RR-TB treatment on LTFU, which has yet to be analyzed within ...

    Authors: Katherine C. McNabb, Alanna J. Bergman, Amita Patil, Kelly Lowensen, Nomusa Mthimkhulu, Chakra Budhathoki, Nancy Perrin and Jason E. Farley
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:578
  41. Active health is a new concept, model, and system to maintain the state of whole-person health. In the context of the increasingly serious health problems of primary and secondary school teachers, it is of gre...

    Authors: Xiaofeng Gao, Meichao Cheng and Rong Zhang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:562
  42. Given the increased risk of chronic diseases and comorbidity among middle-aged and older adults in China, it is pivotal to identify the disease trajectory of developing chronic multimorbidity and address the t...

    Authors: Jiade Chen, Fan Zhang, Yuan Zhang, Ziqiang Lin, Kaisheng Deng, Qingqin Hou, Lixia Li and Yanhui Gao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:559
  43. Extensive research has explored the association between heavy metal exposure and various health outcomes, including malignant neoplasms, hypertension, diabetes, and heart diseases. This study aimed to investig...

    Authors: Xiangyu Wang, Xinhao Han, Shufang Guo, Yujie Ma and Yafeng Zhang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:558
  44. 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

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