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  1. In Sierra Leone, adolescents are increasingly engaging in risky activities, including cannabis use, which can lead to substance abuse, poor academic performance, and psychotic symptoms. This study aims to inve...

    Authors: Augustus Osborne, Peter Bai James, Comfort Z. Olorunsaiye, Camilla Bangura and Aiah Lebbie
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:986
  2. Malnutrition is a worldwide problem that impacts every country, affecting one in three individuals, including Ghana. According to estimates from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 690 million people ...

    Authors: Michael Batame
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:985
  3. Sexual violence among adolescents has become a major public health concern in Sri Lanka. Lack of sexual awareness is a major reason for adverse sexual health outcomes among adolescents in Sri Lanka. This study...

    Authors: Dilini Mataraarachchi, P.K. Buddhika Mahesh, T.E.A. Pathirana and P.V.S.C. Vithana
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:983
  4. Social vulnerability can influence in the development of cardiovascular risk factors in adolescents (CRF). For this reason, the objective of our study was to evaluate the presence of CRF in adolescents, accord...

    Authors: Viviane Freire de Farias, Larissa Almenara Soares, Luciana Nicolau Aranha, Ronir Raggio Luiz, Gláucia Maria Moraes de Oliveira and Glorimar Rosa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:982
  5. Correct estimation of the size of key and bridge populations is crucial for an efficient HIV/AIDS response in resource-limited settings, enabling efficient program planning and resource allocation. The hidden ...

    Authors: Oksana Kovtun, Volodymyr Paniotto, Yulia Sakhno and Kostyantyn Dumchev
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:979
  6. Foodborne diseases affect nearly 600 million people each year, that is, one in every ten people, and their outbreaks are most common in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in Africa. This study inve...

    Authors: Desmond Azeko Asati, Prosper Manu Abdulai, Kofi Sekyere Boateng, Abigail Abena Anokyewaa Appau, Linda Aurelia Ofori and Thomas Peprah Agyekum
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:975
  7. Different levels of association between snoring, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus (DM) are reported. There are few published studies on this topic in African countries, and no investigation was conducted in...

    Authors: Amal O. Bashir, Mousab A. Elimam, Mohamed A. Elimam and Ishag Adam
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:974
  8. European epidemic intelligence (EI) systems receive vast amounts of information and data on disease outbreaks and potential health threats. The quantity and variety of available data sources for EI, as well as...

    Authors: Fanny Bouyer, Oumy Thiongane, Alexandre Hobeika, Elena Arsevska, Aurélie Binot, Déborah Corrèges, Timothée Dub, Henna Mäkelä, Esther van Kleef, Ferran Jori, Renaud Lancelot, Alize Mercier, Francesca Fagandini, Sarah Valentin, Wim Van Bortel and Claire Ruault
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:973
  9. Safe and nutritious food is the key to sustaining life and promoting good health. Unsafe food creates a vicious cycle of disease and malnutrition, particularly affecting infants, young children, the elderly, a...

    Authors: Lasantha Krishan Hirimuthugoda, Padmal De Silva and Palitha Abeykoon
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:972
  10. Health literacy is the important for the prevention of non-communicable disease to make informed health decisions, and practice healthy and protective behaviours. Therefore, application of socioecological mode...

    Authors: Eneyew Talie Fenta, Atitegeb Abera kidie, Misganaw Guadie Tiruneh, Tadele Fentabel Anagaw, Eyob ketema Bogale, Amanuel Addisu Dessie, Nigus Kassie worku, Mastewal Giza Amera, Hiwot Tesfa, Liknaw Workie Limenh, Amare Mebrate Delie and Birtukan Gizachew Ayal
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:971
  11. Authors: Japheth Nkiriyehe Kwiringira, Joseph Rujumba, Paulino Ariho, James Mugisha, Henry Zakumumpa, Elizabeth W. Perry Mohling, Mathias Akugizibwe, Innocent Kamara Tumwebaze and Charles Onyutha
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:968

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  12. Although indicator condition (IC)-guided HIV testing (IC-HIVT) is effective at facilitating timely HIV diagnosis, research on IC categories and the related HIV risk in Taiwan is limited. To improve the adoptio...

    Authors: Chun-Yuan Lee, Yi-Pei Lin, Chun-Yu Lin, Po-Liang Lu and Fu-Wen Liang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:967
  13. Gay, bisexual, and cis-gender men who have sex with men (GBMSM) face severe consequences, especially within stigmatized environments. However, very little is known about the experiences of GBMSM living in slum...

    Authors: Osman Wumpini Shamrock, Gamji Rabiu Abu-Ba’are, Edem Yaw Zigah, Henry Delali Dakpui, Gideon Adjaka, Natalie M. LeBlanc, Amina P. Alio and LaRon Nelson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:966
  14. With increased attention to the importance of integrating the One Health approach into zoonotic disease surveillance and response, a greater understanding of the mechanisms to support effective communication a...

    Authors: José Denis-Robichaud, Suzanne Hindmarch, Nancy N. Nswal, Jean Claude Mutabazi, Mireille D’Astous, Marcellin Gangbè, Andrea Osborn, Christina Zarowsky, Erin E. Rees and Hélène Carabin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:964
  15. Migrants face several barriers when accessing care and tend to rely on emergency services to a greater extent than primary care. Comparing emergency department (ED) utilization by migrants and non-migrants can...

    Authors: Giulia Acquadro-Pacera, Martina Valente, Giulia Facci, Bereket Molla Kiros, Francesco Della Corte, Francesco Barone-Adesi, Luca Ragazzoni and Monica Trentin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:963
  16. The current cancer epidemiological profile in Yemen suffers from a lack of locally representative data and resources, posing a challenge in determining the real incidence, prevalence, survival and mortality ra...

    Authors: Amran Ibrahim, Marwa El Baldi, Sawsan Mohammed, Karima El Rhazi and Bouchra Benazzouz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:962
  17. Tuberculosis (TB) remains a significant global health challenge, despite the World Health Organization (WHO) actively working towards its eradication through various initiatives and programs. Undernutrition, f...

    Authors: Birhanu Ayenew, Dawit Misganaw Belay, Yegoraw Gashaw, Wondimu Gimja and Yimenu Gardie
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:961
  18. Childhood malnutrition in all forms is a major public health issue worldwide. This review systematically examined the prevalence and determinants and identify the potential interventions and current gap in add...

    Authors: Charlotte Mondon, Pui Yee Tan, Chong Ling Chan, Thuy Nga Tran and Yun Yun Gong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:960
  19. A population-wide, systematic screening initiative for tuberculosis (TB) was implemented on Daru island in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea, where TB is known to be highly prevalent. The initiative use...

    Authors: Paison Dakulala, Margaret Kal, Alice Honjepari, Lucy Morris, Richard Rehan, Simon Peter Akena, Andrew J. Codlin, Narantuya Jadambaa, Tauhid Islam, Manami Yanagawa and Fukushi Morishita
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:959
  20. About 40% of people respond to stress by consuming more unhealthy foods. This behavior is associated with increased energy intake and the risk of obesity. As mobile health (mHealth) applications (apps) have be...

    Authors: Martin Lurz, Kathrin Gemesi, Sophie Laura Holzmann, Birgit Kretzschmar, Monika Wintergerst, Georg Groh, Markus Böhm, Kurt Gedrich, Hans Hauner, Helmut Krcmar and Christina Holzapfel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:958
  21. Existing research has extensively explored the relationship between government trust and compliance behaviour, but significant controversies exist. Some studies suggest a strong positive correlation between th...

    Authors: Guobang Chen, Hua Zhang, Yue Hu and Chunyan Luo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:957
  22. In November 2020, similar to other European countries, Portugal implemented a tiered restrictions system to control the COVID-19 pandemic. We aimed to compare the COVID-19 growth rate across tiers to assess th...

    Authors: Marta Moniz, Patrícia Soares, Baltazar Nunes and Andreia Leite
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:956
  23. The prevalence of kidney stones is on the rise globally. Several risk factors, including lifestyle, contribute to the formation of kidney stones. Nevertheless, there is a contentious debate about the relations...

    Authors: Bahman Cheraghian, Alipour Meysam, Seyed Jalal Hashemi, Seyed Ahmad Hosseini, Amal Saki Malehi, Dinyar Khazaeli and Zahra Rahimi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:955
  24. The diagnosis of hidden hearing loss (HHL) in calm state has not yet been determined, while the nutritional status is not involved in its pathogenic risk factors. In utero iron deficiency (ID) may delay audito...

    Authors: Shuai Hao, Wei Song, Fanxue Kong, Xinxin Yue, Xinlei Meng, Hongyan Chen, Yunyan Han and Fei Yu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:953
  25. Urogenital schistosomiasis (UgS) remains a persistent health challenge among adolescents in Anambra State, Nigeria, despite ongoing control efforts. Mass praziquantel treatment programs, initiated in 2013, pri...

    Authors: Ogechukwu B. Aribodor, Nwadiuto O. Azugo, Eunice C. Jacob, Uche C. Ngenegbo, Nnaemeka D. Onwusulu, Ifeanyi Obika, Emmanuel M. Obikwelu and Obiageli J. Nebe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:952
  26. Despite significant success in the fight against malaria over the past two decades, malaria control programmes rely on only two insecticidal methods: indoor residual spraying and insecticidal-treated nets. Hou...

    Authors: Tinashe A. Tizifa, Alinune N. Kabaghe, Robert S. McCann, Steven Gowelo, Tumaini Malenga, Richard M. Nkhata, Yankho Chapeta, William Nkhono, Asante Kadama, Willem Takken, Kamija S. Phiri, Michele van Vugt, Henk van den Berg and Lucinda Manda-Taylor
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:951
  27. Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, several clinical trials have evaluated postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) among close contacts of an index individual with a confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection. Because...

    Authors: Angela M. Dahl, Clare E. Brown, Elizabeth R. Brown, Meagan P. O’Brien and Ruanne V. Barnabas
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:950
  28. Evidence indicates that the Sport Education Model (SEM) has demonstrated effectiveness in enhancing students' athletic capabilities and fostering their enthusiasm for sports. Nevertheless, there remains a dear...

    Authors: Junlong Zhang, Wensheng Xiao, Kim Geok Soh, Gege Yao, Mohd Ashraff Bin Mohd Anuar, Xiaorong Bai and Lixia Bao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:949
  29. Changes in demography in developing countries haves led to new issues among older rural populations, such as self-neglect which is under researched.Self-neglect identified as poor self-care, unsafe living quar...

    Authors: Vibisha Devaraj, Anuradha Rose and Vinod Joseph Abraham
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:948
  30. Sleep problems are associated with abnormal cardiovascular biomarkers and an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). However, studies investigating associations between sleep problems and CVD biomark...

    Authors: Prince Nii Ossah Addo, Paddington T. Mundagowa, Longgang Zhao, Mufaro Kanyangarara, Monique J. Brown and Jihong Liu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:947
  31. Parental vaccine hesitancy could lead to outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. Although parental vaccine hesitancy exists in the Vietnamese community, no research has directly investigated this social phe...

    Authors: Bao Quy Quoc Truong, Ken Ing Cherng Ong, Akira Shibanuma, Junko Kiriya and Masamine Jimba
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:946
  32. Identifying healthcare services and also strengthening the healthcare systems to effectively deliver them in the aftermath of large-scale disasters like the 2023 Turkey-Syria earthquakes, especially for vulner...

    Authors: Joseph Kimuli Balikuddembe, Jan D. Reinhardt, Ghanbari Vahid and Baofeng Di
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:945
  33. Almost 300 million people are living with chronic hepatitis B infection worldwide and most remain undiagnosed and at risk for liver cancer. In 2015 the World Health Organization (WHO) developed guidelines for ...

    Authors: Catherine Freeland, Charles Adjei, Jack Wallace, Su Wang, Jessica Hicks, Danjuma Adda, Cary James and Chari Cohen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:944
  34. Subjective well-being (SWB) is associated with social support in cross-sectional studies. However, it remains unclear whether and how social support predicts SWB longitudinally, especially during the COVID-19 ...

    Authors: Yanhui Mao, Junpeng Chen, Xinqi Liu, Junhua Dang and Helgi B. Schiöth
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:943
  35. Thyroid cancer overdiagnosis is a major public health issue in South Korea, which has the highest incidence rate. The accessibility of information through the Internet, particularly on YouTube, could potential...

    Authors: EunKyo Kang, HyoRim Ju, Soojeong Kim and Juyoung Choi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:942
  36. Low hand grip strength (HGS) is associated with the risk of cardiovascular diseases, but the association between HGS and myocardial infarction/angina pectoris (MIAP) is unclear. Furthermore, there have been no...

    Authors: Jeong Hee Chi and Bum Ju Lee
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:941
  37. Vitamin D deficiency is an importance preventable problem in the global and associates with lack levels of awareness about vitamin D. According to prior studies, in the Arab world, there is low of knowledge an...

    Authors: Hidar Alibrahim, Sarya Swed, Haidara Bohsas, Yasmeen Abouainain, Nagham Jawish, Rehab Diab, Angela Ishak, Heba Haj Saleh, Mohamad Nour Nasif, Rahaf Arafah, Wajih Abboud Abboud, Asma’a Horan Suliman, Bisher Sawaf and Wael Hafez
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:938
  38. An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 occurred in Pazarcık District of Turkey at 04.17 on February 6, 2023 and another earthquake of 7.6 occurred at 13.24 on the same day. This is the second largest earthquake...

    Authors: Leman Tomak, Tolga Demirel and Ibrahim Demir
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:937
  39. Recreational cannabis laws (RCL) in the United States (US) can have important implications for people who are non-citizens, including those with and without formal documentation, and those who are refugees or ...

    Authors: Emilie Bruzelius and Silvia S. Martins
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:936
  40. The significance of self-esteem in the relationship between physical activity and Internet addiction among college students cannot be over, as it lays a solid foundation for the prevention and control of Inter...

    Authors: Du Zhihao, Wang Tao, Sun Yingjie and Zhai Feng
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:935
  41. Despite the uncontested benefits of physical activity, its promotion lags behind in the public health agenda of low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). School-based interventions are promising strategies to ...

    Authors: Patricia Arnaiz, Manfred Max Bergman, Harald Seelig, Larissa Adams, Danielle Dolley, Markus Gerber, Nandi Joubert, Siphesihle Nqweniso, Peter Steinmann, Jürg Utzinger, Rosa du Randt, Cheryl Walter, Uwe Pühse and Ivan Müller
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:934
  42. Effective health promotion responds to the unique needs of communities. Community granting programs that fund community-driven health promotion initiatives are a potential mechanism to meet those unique needs....

    Authors: Emily C. Clark, Shamara Baidoobonso, Karen A. M. Phillips, Laura Lee Noonan, Jiselle Bakker, Trish Burnett, Karlene Stoby and Maureen Dobbins
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:932
  43. Rising housing prices are becoming a top public health priority and are an emerging concern for policy makers and community leaders. This report reviews and synthesizes evidence examining the association betwe...

    Authors: Ashmita Grewal, Kirk J. Hepburn, Scott A. Lear, Marina Adshade and Kiffer G. Card
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:931
  44. Latin American countries are often limited in the availability of food outlet data. There is a need to use online search engines that allow the identification of food outlets and assess their agreement with fi...

    Authors: Yenisei Ramírez-Toscano, Daniel Skaba, Vanderlei Pascoal de Matos, Carolina Pérez-Ferrer, Tonatiuh Barrientos-Gutiérrez, Nancy López-Olmedo and Maria de Fátima Pina
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:930

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