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  1. Anemia due to iron deficiency is recognized as one of the major nutritional deficiencies in women and children in developing countries. Daily iron supplementation for pregnant women is recommended in many coun...

    Authors: Gerard J Casey, Tran Q Phuc, Lachlan MacGregor, Antonio Montresor, Seema Mihrshahi, Tran D Thach, Nong T Tien and Beverley-Ann Biggs

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:261

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Medical liability concerns centered around maternity care have widespread public health implications, as restrictions in physician scope of practice may threaten quality of and access to care in the current cl...

    Authors: Andrew S Coco, Donna Cohen, Michael A Horst and Angela S Gambler

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:257

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among the youth are an increasing challenge for public health in Europe. This study provided estimates of men's (18–25 years) sexual risk behaviour and self-reported STIs...

    Authors: Minna Nikula, Mika Gissler, Vesa Jormanainen, Made Laanpere, Heikki Kunnas, Elina Haavio-Mannila and Elina Hemminki

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:256

    Content type: Research article

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  4. There is currently a trend towards unsafe unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) among men who have sex with men. We evaluated a short individual counselling session on reducing UAI among gay and bisexual men.

    Authors: Mireille EG Wolfers, John BF de Wit, Harm J Hospers, Jan H Richardus and Onno de Zwart

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:255

    Content type: Research article

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  5. In the UK, parental consent for the routine vaccination of 12–13 year olds schoolgirls against human papillomavirus (HPV) is recommended, although legally girls may be able to consent themselves. As part of a ...

    Authors: Rebecca Stretch, Rosemary McCann, Stephen A Roberts, Peter Elton, David Baxter and Loretta Brabin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:254

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Physical activity declines as children approach puberty. Research has focussed on psychosocial, environmental, and demographic determinants. This paper explores how family and socioeconomic factors are related...

    Authors: Rowan Brockman, Russell Jago, Kenneth R Fox, Janice L Thompson, Kim Cartwright and Angie S Page

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:253

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Infants in utero during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 may have been negatively affected by maternal stress. Studies to date have produced contradictory results.

    Authors: Skye M Endara, Margaret AK Ryan, Carter J Sevick, Ava Marie S Conlin, Caroline A Macera and Tyler C Smith

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:252

    Content type: Research article

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  8. In primary care, up to 74% of physical symptoms is classified as unexplained. These symptoms can cause high levels of distress and healthcare utilization. Cognitive behavioral therapy has shown to be effective...

    Authors: Lyonne NL Zonneveld, Adriaan van 't Spijker, Jan Passchier, Jan J van Busschbach and Hugo J Duivenvoorden

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:251

    Content type: Study protocol

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  9. Depressive and anxiety symptoms in older adults could develop into significant health problems with detrimental effects on quality of life and a possibly poor prognosis. Therefore, there is a need for preventi...

    Authors: Jojanneke Korte, Ernst T Bohlmeijer and Filip Smit

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:250

    Content type: Study protocol

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  10. European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) was founded in 2003 by the European Parliament and Council. It is a partnership of 14 European Union (EU) member states, Norway, Switzerlan...

    Authors: Mecky I Matee, Christine Manyando, Peter M Ndumbe, Tumani Corrah, Walter G Jaoko, Andrew Y Kitua, Herman PA Ambene, Mathieu Ndounga, Lynn Zijenah, David Ofori-Adjei, Simon Agwale, Steven Shongwe, Thomas Nyirenda and Michael Makanga

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:249

    Content type: Correspondence

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  11. An irregular bedtime schedule is a prevalent problem in young adults, and could be a factor detrimentally affecting sleep quality. The goal of the present study was to explore the association between an irregu...

    Authors: Jiunn-Horng Kang and Shih-Ching Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:248

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Quantitative measurements of mould enrichment of indoor air or house dust might be suitable surrogates to evaluate present but hidden moisture damage. Our intent was to develop a house-dust monitoring method t...

    Authors: Christoph Baudisch, Ojan Assadian and Axel Kramer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:247

    Content type: Technical advance

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  13. US Asian women with early-stage breast cancer are more likely to receive a modified radical mastectomy (MRM) than White women, contrary to clinical recommendations regarding breast conserving treatment (BCT).

    Authors: Jane T Pham, Laura J Allen and Scarlett L Gomez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:246

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Self-assessment of symptoms by patients with chronic conditions is an important element of disease management. A recent study in a commercially-insured population found that patients who received automated tel...

    Authors: Ann C Wu, James Glauber, Charlene Gay and Tracy A Lieu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:244

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Despite widely acknowledged WHO guidelines for the integration of TB and HIV services, heavily burdened countries have been slow to implement these and thus significant missed opportunities have arisen.

    Authors: Rubeshan Perumal, Nesri Padayatchi and Ellen Stiefvater

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:243

    Content type: Debate

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  16. All countries need effective disease surveillance systems for early detection of outbreaks. The revised International Health Regulations [IHR], which entered into force for all 194 World Health Organization me...

    Authors: Larissa May, Jean-Paul Chretien and Julie A Pavlin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:242

    Content type: Review

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  17. As access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) has grown in Africa, attention has turned to evaluating the socio-economic impacts of ART. One key issue is the extent to which improvements in health resulting from A...

    Authors: Bruce A Larson, Mathew P Fox, Sydney Rosen, Margret Bii, Carolyne Sigei, Douglas Shaffer, Fredrick Sawe, Kelly McCoy, Monique Wasunna and Jonathan L Simon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:240

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Workplace mental health promotion (WMHP) aims to prevent and effectively manage the social and economic costs of common mental illnesses such as depression. The mental health of managers and employees within s...

    Authors: Angela Martin, Kristy Sanderson, Jenn Scott and Paula Brough

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:239

    Content type: Study protocol

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  19. Smoke-free policy aims to protect the health of the population by reducing exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), and World Health Organisation (WHO) guidance notes that these policies are only success...

    Authors: Tom Parks, Clare VR Wilson, Kenrick Turner and Joel WE Chin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:238

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Identifying reasons for delay in diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis is important for the health system to find ways to treat patients as early as possible, and hence reduce the suffering of patients and t...

    Authors: Rajendra Basnet, Sven Gudmund Hinderaker, Don Enarson, Pushpa Malla and Odd Mørkve

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:236

    Content type: Research article

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  21. HIV/AIDS is associated with a wide range of mucocutaneous disorders some of which are useful in the clinical staging and prognosis of the syndrome. There is paucity of information regarding the prevalence and ...

    Authors: Millembe F Panya, Yassin M Mgonda and Augustine W Massawe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:234

    Content type: Research article

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  22. In the past decade flexible labour market arrangements have emerged as a significant change in the European Union labour market. Studies suggest that these new types of labour arrangements may be linked to ill...

    Authors: Sylvia J Vermeulen, Sietske J Tamminga, Antonius JM Schellart, Jan Fekke Ybema and Johannes R Anema

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:232

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Anemia is a widespread public health problem associated with an increased risk of morbidity and mortality, especially in pregnant women. This study examined the agreement between a portable hemoglobin photomet...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Zhou, Hong Yan, Yuan Xing, Shaonong Dang, Bianba Zhuoma and Duolao Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:228

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Serious injuries have been stated as a public health priority in the UK. However, there appears to be a lack of information on population-based rates of serious injury (as defined by a recognised taxonomy of i...

    Authors: Roxana Alexandrescu, Sarah J O'Brien and Fiona E Lecky

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:226

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Blood lead concentrations (B-Pb) were measured in 3 879 Swedish school children during the period 1978–2007. The objective was to study the effect of the proximity to lead sources based on the children's home ...

    Authors: Emilie Stroh, Thomas Lundh, Anna Oudin, Staffan Skerfving and Ulf Strömberg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:225

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Built environment attributes are recognized as being important contributors to physical activity (PA) engagement and body size in adults and children. However, much of the existing research in this emergent pu...

    Authors: Hannah M Badland, Grant M Schofield, Karen Witten, Philip J Schluter, Suzanne Mavoa, Robin A Kearns, Erica A Hinckson, Melody Oliver, Hector Kaiwai, Victoria G Jensen, Christina Ergler, Leslie McGrath and Julia McPhee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:224

    Content type: Study protocol

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  27. Rapid economic growth in China in the past decades has been accompanied by dramatic changes in lifestyle and environmental exposures. The burdens of non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, ...

    Authors: Xiaofeng Wang, Ming Lu, Ji Qian, Yajun Yang, Shilin Li, Daru Lu, Shunzhang Yu, Wei Meng, Weimin Ye and Li Jin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:223

    Content type: Study protocol

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  28. Crime in a neighbourhood has been recognized as a key stressor in the residential environment. Fear of crime is related to risk assessment, which depends on the concentration of objective risk in time and spac...

    Authors: Agneta Kullberg, Nadine Karlsson, Toomas Timpka and Kent Lindqvist

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:221

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Homeless persons with HIV/AIDS have greater morbidity and mortality, more hospitalizations, less use of antiretroviral therapy, and worse medication adherence than HIV-infected persons who are stably housed. W...

    Authors: Sandra K Schwarcz, Ling C Hsu, Eric Vittinghoff, Annie Vu, Joshua D Bamberger and Mitchell H Katz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:220

    Content type: Research article

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  30. In Great Britain (GB), data collected on pesticide associated illness focuses on acute episodes such as poisonings caused by misuse or abuse. This study aimed to investigate the extent and nature of pesticide-...

    Authors: Lesley Rushton and Vera Mann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:219

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Physician-delivered preventive counseling is important for the prevention and management of chronic diseases. Data from the U.S. indicates that medical students with healthy personal habits have a better attit...

    Authors: John Duperly, Felipe Lobelo, Carolina Segura, Francisco Sarmiento, Deisy Herrera, Olga L Sarmiento and Erica Frank

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:218

    Content type: Research article

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  32. The deleterious biological effects of low-level, long-term exposure to heavy metals are well known, and children are the most susceptible population. Dabaoshan Mine in the southeast of Guangdong Province is at...

    Authors: Qing-Song Bao, Ci-Yong Lu, Hong Song, Mao Wang, Wenhua Ling, Wei-Qing Chen, Xue-Qing Deng, Yuan-Tao Hao and Shaoqi Rao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:217

    Content type: Research article

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  33. In the past decade in activities aiming at return-to-work (RTW), there has been a growing awareness to change the focus from sickness and work disability to recovery and work ability. To date, this process in ...

    Authors: Sylvia J Vermeulen, Johannes R Anema, Antonius JM Schellart, Willem van Mechelen and Allard J van der Beek

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:216

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Identification of subpopulations at high risk of overweight and obesity is crucial for prevention and management of obesity in different socioeconomic status (SES) categories. The objective of the study was to...

    Authors: Michel Vernay, Aurelie Malon, Amivi Oleko, Benoit Salanave, Candice Roudier, Emmanuelle Szego, Valerie Deschamps, Serge Hercberg and Katia Castetbon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:215

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Adult refugees and asylum seekers living in Western countries experience a high prevalence of mental health problems, especially post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety. This study compar...

    Authors: Magzoub Toar, Kirsty K O'Brien and Tom Fahey

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:214

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Lifestyle-related diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers represent the greatest global health threat. Greater insight into health needs and beliefs, using broad community sample...

    Authors: Amanda Deeks, Catherine Lombard, Janet Michelmore and Helena Teede

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:213

    Content type: Research article

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