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  1. Migrants and refugees face unprecedented inequalities in accessing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) in developed and developing countries. Most attention has focused on the rich world perspective, while th...

    Authors: Tadele Dana Darebo, Mark Spigt, Berhanetsehay Teklewold, Abebe Sorsa Badacho, Niklas Mayer and Meba Teklewold
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:520
  2. Rapid antigen-detection tests for SARS-CoV-2 self-testing represent a useful tool for pandemic control and expanding access to community-level case screening. COVID-19 self-tests have been extensively used in ...

    Authors: Elena Marbán-Castro, Vladimer Getia, Maia Alkhazashvili, Maia Japaridze, Ia Jikia, Berra Erkosar, Paula Del Rey-Puech, Guillermo Z. Martínez-Pérez, Paata Imnadze, Amiran Gamkrelidze, Olga Denisiuk, Elena Ivanova Reipold and Sonjelle Shilton
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:511
  3. Women who are sexually active are at risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), which can cause serious difficulties for their reproductive health. However, despite the high global burden of STIs, most in...

    Authors: Afsaneh Karami Juyani, Fatemeh Zarei and Raziyeh Maasoumi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:510
  4. The number and proportion of the elderly population have been continuously increasing in China, leading to the elevated prevalence of chronic diseases and multimorbidity, which ultimately brings heavy burden t...

    Authors: Shan Gao, Shasha Sun, Ting Sun, Tingting Lu, Yan Ma, Hebin Che, Miao Liu, Wanguo Xue, Kunlun He, Yabin Wang and Feng Cao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:509
  5. Social media has become an indispensable part of contemporary young people's lives, and the influence of social media on college students' eating and other health-related behaviors has become increasingly prom...

    Authors: Kaiyan Xu, Chunguang Liang, Ying Zhao, Fan Zhang, Chunyan Zhang, Yanhong Zhang, Yefan Zhang and Zhaoquan Jiang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:508
  6. A fundamental ethical issue in African genomics research is how socio-cultural factors impact perspectives, acceptance, and utility of genomic information, especially in stigmatizing conditions like orofacial ...

    Authors: Abimbola M. Oladayo, Oluwakemi Odukoya, Veronica Sule, Ikenna Molobe, Tamara Busch, Babatunde Akodu, Wasiu L. Adeyemo, Lord J. J. Gowans, Mekonen Eshete, Azeez Alade, Waheed Awotoye, Adebowale A. Adeyemo, Peter A. Mossey, Anya E. R. Prince, Jeffrey C. Murray and Azeez Butali
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:507
  7. In recent years, healthcare systems have progressively adopted several technologies enhancing access to healthcare for older adults and support the delivery of efficient and effective care for this specific po...

    Authors: Alessia Bertolazzi, Valeria Quaglia and Ramona Bongelli
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:506
  8. In April 2021, the province of Ontario, Canada, was at the peak of its third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Intensive Care Unit (ICU) capacity in the Toronto metropolitan area was insufficient to handle local ...

    Authors: Mehmet A. Begen, Felipe F. Rodrigues, Tim Rice and Gregory S. Zaric
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:505
  9. Sexual minority status is associated with face-to-face bullying and cyberbullying victimization. However, limited studies have investigated whether such a relationship differs by sex or grade in a nationally r...

    Authors: Junjie Lu, Jiarui Yang, Ekaterina Sadikova and Henning Tiemeier
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:504
  10. The literature on disparities in COVID-19 vaccine uptake focuses primarily on the differences between White versus non-White individuals or differences by socioeconomic status. Much less is known about dispari...

    Authors: Elizabeth Wong, Ying Liu, Victoria Shier and Ashlesha Datar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:503
  11. Supporting the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (hereafter respectfully referred to as First Nations peoples) is a national priority for Australia. Despite immense losses o...

    Authors: Kate Anderson, Elaina Elder-Robinson, Megan Ferguson, Bronwyn Fredericks, Simone Sherriff, Michelle Dickson, Kirsten Howard and Gail Garvey
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:502
  12. Housing instability is highly prevalent among intimate partner violence (IPV) survivors, and the coupling consequences of structural racism, sexism, classism, and the COVID-19 pandemic, may create more barrier...

    Authors: Tiara C. Willie, Sabriya L. Linton, Shannon Whittaker, Karlye A. Phillips, Deja Knight, Mya C. Gray, Gretta Gardner and Nicole M. Overstreet
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:501
  13. Tobacco smoking remains a key cause of preventable illness and death globally. In response, many countries provide extensive services to help people to stop smoking by offering a variety of effective behaviour...

    Authors: Rikke Siersbaek, Paul Kavanagh, John Ford, Sara Burke and Sarah Parker
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:500
  14. Chronic kidney disease (CKD), often coexisting with various systemic disorders, may increase the risk of falls. Our study aimed to assess the prevalence and risk of falls among patients with CKD in China.

    Authors: Pinli Lin, Biyu Wan, Jintao Zhong, Mengya Wang, Fang Tang, Lingzhen Wang, Junjun Guo, Yuling Ye, Xusheng Liu, Lu Peng and Lili Deng
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:499
  15. Differences in type 2 diabetes risk have been reported for several sociodemographic determinants including sex/gender or socioeconomic status. From an intersectional perspective, it is important to not only co...

    Authors: Francesca Färber, Enrique Alonso-Perez, Christin Heidemann, Yong Du, Gertraud Stadler, Paul Gellert and Julie Lorraine O’Sullivan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:498
  16. This study evaluated a research project that provided employment in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-based setting and supported participants to identify and achieve their goals and aspiratio...

    Authors: Elizabeth Doery, Lata Satyen, Yin Paradies, Graham Gee and John W. Toumbourou
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:497
  17. Prior to December 2022, there were no reports of reinfection with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in Shaanxi province, China. Since then, China has refined its strategy in resp...

    Authors: Mengyan Zhang, Lei Cao, Luqian Zhang, Xinxin Li, Sa Chen and Yi Zhang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:496
  18. While there is increasing evidence for negative physical health consequences of high volumes of sedentary time and prolonged sedentary time in adolescents, the association with cognition is less clear. This st...

    Authors: Veerle Van Oeckel, Louise Poppe, Benedicte Deforche, Ruben Brondeel, Marijke Miatton and Maïté Verloigne
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:495
  19. Quantitative evidence on the impact of meteorological factors on influenza transmissibility across different virus types/subtypes is scarce, and no previous studies have reported the effect of hourly temperatu...

    Authors: Ze-Lin Yan, Wen-Hui Liu, Yu-Xiang Long, Bo-Wen Ming, Zhou Yang, Peng-Zhe Qin, Chun-Quan Ou and Li Li
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:494
  20. Early COVID-19 pandemic research found changes in health care and diabetes management, as well as increased diabetes distress. This study aims to determine the association between COVID-19 pandemic-related hea...

    Authors: Ankeeta Saseetharran and Shivani A. Patel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:493
  21. Adolescence is a critical period for development, with many risk factors resulting in long-term health consequences, particularly regarding mental health. The purpose of this study was to examine the associati...

    Authors: Blal Idrees, Hugues Sampasa-Kanyinga, Hayley A. Hamilton and Jean-Philippe Chaput
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:492
  22. This study examined the relationship between loneliness and bedtime procrastination among Chinese university students, the mediating effects of COVID-19 risk perception and self-regulatory fatigue, and connect...

    Authors: Cheng Xu, Nongying Lin, Zhiyu Shen, Zhaoyang Xie, Duo Xu, Jingdong Fu and Wenhua Yan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:491
  23. The Basic Public Health Service (BPHS), a recently announced free healthcare program, aims to combat the most prevalent Noncommunicable Disease-“Hypertension” (HTN)-and its risk factors on a nationwide scale. ...

    Authors: Linhong Pang, Lakshme Kottu, Zihong Guo, Min Ma, Huadan Wang, Yajing Zhao, Mingjing Tang, Yi Shi, Wei Liu, Xia Wu, Junjie Song, Manli Sun, Daphne Merkus, Md Misbahul Ferdous, Liping He and Lin Duo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:490
  24. The number of migrants and asylum seekers at the Mexico-US border has increased to historic levels. Our objective was to determine the medical diagnoses and treatments of migrating people seeking care in human...

    Authors: Christopher W. Reynolds, Allison W. Cheung, Sarah Draugelis, Samuel Bishop, Amir M. Mohareb, Ernesto Miguel Merino Almaguer, Yadira Benitez López, Lestter Enjamio Guerra, Raymond Rosenbloom, Joanna Hua, Callie VanWinkle, Pratik Vadlamudi, Vikas Kotagal and Florian Schmitzberger
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:489
  25. The literature on therapeutic landscapes highlights that the university campus landscape has restorative effects on students. This deserves more scholarly attention since mental health has become an important ...

    Authors: Xuanyi Nie, Yifei Wang, Chan Zhang, Yu Zhao and Niall Kirkwood
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:487
  26. Nutritional deficiencies remain serious medical and public health issues worldwide, especially in children. This study aims to analyze cross-country inequality in four common nutritional deficiencies (protein-...

    Authors: Wenkai Jiang, Xiao Li, Ruiying Wang, Yan Du and Wence Zhou
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:486
  27. In Ontario, Canada we developed and implemented an online screening algorithm for the distribution of HIV self-tests, known as GetaKit. During the COVID pandemic, we adapted the GetaKit algorithm to screen for...

    Authors: Lauren Orser, Janet E. Squires, Alexandra Musten, Nikki Ho, Jennifer Lindsay, Nitika Pant Pai and Patrick O’Byrne
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:485
  28. Globally, adolescents and youth experience high unmet need for sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information and services. In Kenya, evidence shows that more than half of teenage pregnancies are unintended ...

    Authors: Evaline Chepchirchir Langat, Abdu Mohiddin, Flaura Kidere, Anisa Omar, Job Akuno, Violet Naanyu and Marleen Temmerman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:484
  29. Few studies have clarified the mechanisms linking social anxiety and loneliness in older populations. The study aimed to explore how social network mediate the relationship between social anxiety and lonelines...

    Authors: Shuting Sun, Yawen Wang, Lilu Wang, Jinjin Lu, Huihui Li, Jiahui Zhu, Suzhen Qian, Lianlian Zhu and Hongbo Xu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:483
  30. Intimate partner violence (IPV) occurs at alarmingly high rates towards pregnant women in South Africa. Experiences of emotional, physical, and sexual IPV in pregnancy can adversely impact the health and safet...

    Authors: Amanda P. Miller, Sarah Schoetz Dean, Lara Court, Rufaro Mvududu, Nyiko Mashele, Nafisa J. Wara, Landon Myer, Steven Shoptaw and Dvora L. Joseph Davey
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:481
  31. Self-rated health (SRH) serves as an assessment of contentment regarding one’s social, mental, and physical well-being and has been linked to both cardiovascular mortality and morbidity. Nonetheless, the relat...

    Authors: Asieh Mansouri, Alireza Khosravi Farsani, Noushin Mohammadifard, Fatemeh Nouri, Mahnaz Jozan, Ghazaal Alavi Tabatabaei, Rezvan Salehidoost and Hamed Rafiee
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:480
  32. Nutritional status during pregnancy can have a significant impact on infant and maternal health outcomes. To maintain maternal homeostasis and support fetal growth, adequate macronutrient and energy intake dur...

    Authors: Mohammad Khammarnia, Alireza Ansari-Moghaddam, Fatemeh Govahi kakhki, Cain Craig Truman Clark and Fatemeh Bagher Barahouei
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:478
  33. Diabetes can result in distress. Improving Resilience is important in managing these conditions. It is also important to consider the mediating role of diabetes management self-efficacy (DMSE) between diabetes...

    Authors: Ali Mohammad Parviniannasab, Zohreh Faramarzian, Seyyed Ali Hosseini, Saeed Hamidizadeh and Mostafa Bijani
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:477
  34. The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated many employees to work from home with immediate effect for several months, regardless of their workplace preference or situation at home. Against this backdrop, this stud...

    Authors: Elisabeth Rohwer, Volker Harth and Stefanie Mache
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:476
  35. To evaluate the current prevalence of prediabetes in northeast China, and further determine the association between prediabetes alone or coexistent with hypertension and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality.

    Authors: Ling Yue, Yuanmeng Tian, Mingxi Ma, Li Jing, Qun Sun, Lei Shi, Jixu Sun, Weizhong Wang, Guangxiao Li, Liying Xing and Shuang Liu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:475
  36. Trait compliance involves people reacting favorably to demands made by others across different situations. This may lead to susceptibility to external pressures, exploitation, and manipulation. Moreover, trait...

    Authors: Yaming Hang, Gisli H. Gudjonsson, Yingying Yao, Yi Feng and Zhihong Qiao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:473
  37. Cervical cancer remains the fourth most frequently diagnosed cancer among women, and its impact is particularly significant in women residing in less developed countries. This study aims to assess socioeconomi...

    Authors: Bahare Safari-Faramani, Roya Safari-Faramani, Farid Najafi, Davoud Khorasani Zavareh, Ali Kazemi Karyani and Mitra Darbandi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:471
  38. Higher levels of socioeconomic deprivation have been consistently associated with increased risk of premature mortality, but a detailed analysis by causes of death is lacking in Belgium. We aim to investigate ...

    Authors: Martina Otavova, Bruno Masquelier, Christel Faes, Laura van den Borre, Bram Vandeninden, Eva de Clercq and Brecht Devleesschauwer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:470
  39. The advent of Personalized Medicine (PM) holds significant promise in revolutionizing healthcare by tailoring treatments to individual patients based on their data. However, its successful implementation requi...

    Authors: Flavia Beccia, Marzia Di Marcantonio, Francesco Andrea Causio, Lena Schleicher, Lili Wang, Chiara Cadeddu, Walter Ricciardi and Stefania Boccia
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:464
  40. Spain's lockdown measures couldn't prevent the severe impact of the COVID-19 first wave, leading to high infections, deaths, and strain on healthcare workers (HCWs). This study aimed to explore the mental heal...

    Authors: J. Ripoll, X. Chela, E. MA Briones-VozmedianoFiol-de Roque, R. Zamanillo-Campos, I. Ricci-Cabello, J. Llobera, C. Calafat-Villalonga and M. J. Serrano-Ripoll
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:463
  41. The COVID-19 pandemic, extreme weather events, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine have highlighted global food system vulnerabilities and a lack of preparedness and prospective planning for increasingly compl...

    Authors: Jane Lloyd, E. R. H. Moore, Lyndsey Dowell and Roni Neff
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:461
  42. The COVID-19 pandemic has imposed unprecedented stress and challenges upon medical staff, potentially resulting in posttraumatic growth (PTG). This scoping review aims to synthesize the existing knowledge on P...

    Authors: Qian Li, Yirong Zhu, Xuefeng Qi, Haifei Lu, Nafei Han, Yan Xiang, Jingjing Guo and Lizhu Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:460
  43. Although China has eliminated absolute poverty, the effects of sickness still pose a threat to the prospect of returning to poverty in western rural areas. However, poverty governance extends beyond solving ab...

    Authors: Wenlong Wang, Kexin Chen, Wenwen Xiao, Jiancai Du and Hui Qiao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:459

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