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  1. The critical aspects of biosafety, biosecurity, and biocontainment have been in the spotlight in recent years. There have also been increased international efforts to improve awareness of modern practices and ...

    Authors: Lela Bakanidze, Paata Imnadze and Dana Perkins
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10(Suppl 1):S12

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 1

  2. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) management programs conventionally focus on the adults having MetS. However, risk assessment for MetS development is also important for many adults potentially at risk but do not yet ...

    Authors: Yu-Cheng Lin, Jong-Dar Chen, Su-Huey Lo and Pau-Chung Chen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:747
  3. The global increased prevalence of obesity and diabetes occurred after the worldwide spread of B-vitamins fortification, in which whether long-term exposure to high level of B vitamins plays a role is unknown....

    Authors: Shi-Sheng Zhou, Da Li, Yi-Ming Zhou, Wu-Ping Sun and Qi-Gui Liu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:746
  4. Pharmaceutical representatives provide medicines information on their promoted products to doctors. However, studies have shown that the quality of this information is often low. No study has assessed the medi...

    Authors: Noordin Othman, Agnes I Vitry, Elizabeth E Roughead, Shaiful B Ismail and Khairani Omar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:743
  5. The number of patients with type 2 diabetes is drastically increasing worldwide. It is a serious health problem in Japan as well. Lifestyle interventions can reduce progression from impaired glucose tolerance ...

    Authors: Misa Adachi, Kazue Yamaoka, Mariko Watanabe, Masako Nishikawa, Eisuke Hida, Itsuro Kobayashi and Toshiro Tango
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:742
  6. This paper presents the development of a study design built on the principles of theory-driven evaluation. The theory-driven evaluation approach was used to evaluate an adolescent sexual and reproductive healt...

    Authors: Sara B Van Belle, Bruno Marchal, Dominique Dubourg and Guy Kegels
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:741
  7. High total cholesterol and low HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol are important determinants of cardiovascular disease. Little is known about dyslipidemia among Turkish and Moroccan migrants, two of th...

    Authors: Joanne K Ujcic-Voortman, Griët Bos, Caroline A Baan, Daan G Uitenbroek, Arnoud P Verhoeff and Jacob C Seidell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:740
  8. In Korea, approximately 70% of HIV-positive individuals are currently diagnosed in hospitals, while most HIV-positive patients were diagnosed at public health centers in 1980 s and 1990 s. However, there are n...

    Authors: Jin-Hee Lee, Kee-Jong Hong, Jin-Sook Wang, Sung Soon Kim and Mee-Kyung Kee
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:739
  9. Approximately 55,000 children in New Zealand do not eat breakfast on any given day. Regular breakfast skipping has been associated with poor diets, higher body mass index, and adverse effects on children's beh...

    Authors: Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Maria Turley, Delvina Gorton, Yannan Jiang, Jo Michie, Ralph Maddison and John Hattie
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:738
  10. Data on the prevalence of dyslipidemia and attainment of goal/normal lipid levels in a Swedish population are scarce. The objective of this study is to estimate the prevalence of dyslipidemia and attainment of...

    Authors: Billie Pettersson, Baishali Ambegaonkar, Vasilisa Sazonov, Mats Martinell, Jan Stålhammar and Per Wändell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:737
  11. Given the downward trend in age at menarche and its implications for the reproductive health and wellbeing of women, little is known about menarcheal age in Canada. Most Canadian studies are only representativ...

    Authors: Ban Al-Sahab, Chris I Ardern, Mazen J Hamadeh and Hala Tamim
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:736
  12. Khat consumption is widespread in Yemeni society and causes problems both in economic development and public health. Preventive measures have been largely unsuccessful and the cultivation continues to prolifer...

    Authors: Felix Wedegaertner, Hussein al-Warith, Thomas Hillemacher, Bert te Wildt, Udo Schneider, Stefan Bleich and Dirk Breitmeier
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:735
  13. The National Cervical Screening Program in Australia currently recommends that sexually active women between the ages of 18-70 years attend routine screening every 2 years. The publically funded National HPV V...

    Authors: Prudence Creighton, Jie-Bin Lew, Mark Clements, Megan Smith, Kirsten Howard, Suzanne Dyer, Sarah Lord and Karen Canfell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:734
  14. Both individual socio-cultural determinants such as selected parental characteristics (migrant background, low educational level and workload) as well as the regional environment are related to childhood overw...

    Authors: Flavia Bürgi, Ursina Meyer, Iris Niederer, Vincent Ebenegger, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Urs Granacher, Susi Kriemler and Jardena J Puder
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:733
  15. Obesity is an important public health issue and its prevalence is reaching epidemic proportions in both developed and developing countries. The aim of the present study was to determine associations of overwei...

    Authors: Themistoklis Tzotzas, George Vlahavas, Sousana K Papadopoulou, Efthymios Kapantais, Daphne Kaklamanou and Maria Hassapidou
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:732
  16. The progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) remains one of the main challenges in clinical nephrology. Therefore, identifying the pathophysiological mechanisms and the independent preventable risk factors ...

    Authors: Rabi Yacoub, Habib Habib, Ayham Lahdo, Radwan Al Ali, Leon Varjabedian, George Atalla, Nader Kassis Akl, Saleem Aldakheel, Saeed Alahdab and Sami Albitar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:731
  17. Cancer constitutes a serious burden of disease worldwide and has become the second leading cause of death in China. Alcohol consumption is causally associated with the increased risk of certain cancers. Due to...

    Authors: Hao Liang, Jianbing Wang, Huijuan Xiao, Ding Wang, Wenqiang Wei, Youlin Qiao and Paolo Boffetta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:730
  18. The commitment to promoting equity in health is derived from the notion that all human beings have the right to the best attainable health. However, disparities in health care are well-documented. The objectiv...

    Authors: Rachel Wilf-Miron, Ronit Peled, Einat Yaari, Orna Shem-Tov, Vainer Anna Weinner, Avi Porath and Ehud Kokia
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:729
  19. Efforts to prevent the development of overweight and obesity have increasingly focused early in the life course as we recognise that both metabolic and behavioural patterns are often established within the fir...

    Authors: Lisa M Askie, Louise A Baur, Karen Campbell, Lynne A Daniels, Kylie Hesketh, Anthea Magarey, Seema Mihrshahi, Chris Rissel, John Simes, Barry Taylor, Rachael Taylor, Merryn Voysey and Li Ming Wen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:728
  20. The effect of the recent world recession on population health has featured heavily in recent international meetings. Maternal health is a particular concern given that many countries were already falling short...

    Authors: Tim Ensor, Stephanie Cooper, Lisa Davidson, Ann Fitzmaurice and Wendy J Graham
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:727
  21. Key to the control of pandemic influenza are surveillance systems that raise alarms rapidly and sensitively. In addition, they must minimise false alarms during a normal influenza season. We develop a method t...

    Authors: Brajendra K Singh, Nicholas J Savill, Neil M Ferguson, Chris Robertson and Mark EJ Woolhouse
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:726
  22. Estimating the economic impact of influenza is complicated because the disease may have non-specific symptoms, and many patients with influenza are registered with other diagnoses. Furthermore, in some countri...

    Authors: Yiting Xue, Ivar Sønbø Kristiansen and Birgitte Freiesleben de Blasio
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:724
  23. Obesity remains a major public health problem, associated with a cluster of metabolic abnormalities. However, individuals exist who are very obese but have normal metabolic parameters. The aim of this study wa...

    Authors: Louise Hayes, Mark S Pearce, Michael J Firbank, Mark Walker, Roy Taylor and Nigel C Unwin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:723
  24. Sharing drug injecting paraphernalia other than needles and syringes (N/S) has been implicated in the transmission of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) among injecting drug users (IDU). We aimed to determine whether the...

    Authors: Michelle Gillies, Norah Palmateer, Sharon Hutchinson, Syed Ahmed, Avril Taylor and David Goldberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:721
  25. Taiwan is an endemic area of viral hepatitis, including hepatitis A, which is transmitted mainly from the fecal-oral route. In order to reduce the transmission through food intake, the government implemented a...

    Authors: Shih-Bin Su, Ching-Yih Lin, Ming-Jen Sheu, Wei-Chih Kan, Hsien-Yi Wang and How-Ran Guo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:719
  26. Multimorbidity, the simultaneous occurrence of two or more chronic conditions, is usually associated with older persons. This research assessed multimorbidity across a range of ages so that planners are inform...

    Authors: Anne W Taylor, Kay Price, Tiffany K Gill, Robert Adams, Rhiannon Pilkington, Natalie Carrangis, Zumin Shi and David Wilson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:718
  27. The Escarval-Risk study aims to validate cardiovascular risk scales in patients with hypertension, diabetes or dyslipidemia living in the Valencia Community, a European Mediterranean region, based on data from...

    Authors: Vicente Gil-Guillen, Domingo Orozco-Beltran, Josep Redon, Salvador Pita-Fernandez, Jorge Navarro-Pérez, Vicente Pallares, Francisco Valls, Carlos Fluixa, Antonio Fernandez, Jose M Martin-Moreno, Manuel Pascual-de-la-Torre, Jose L Trillo, Ramon Durazo-Arvizu, Richard Cooper, Marta Hermenegildo and Luis Rosado
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:717
  28. Most epidemiologic studies use traffic at residential address as a surrogate for total traffic exposure when investigating effects of traffic on respiratory health. This study used GIS (Geographical Informatio...

    Authors: Anna Lindgren, Jonas Björk, Emilie Stroh and Kristina Jakobsson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:716
  29. Social capital has lately received much attention in health research. The present study investigated whether two measures of subjective social capital were related to psychosomatic symptoms, musculoskeletal pa...

    Authors: Cecilia Åslund, Bengt Starrin and Kent W Nilsson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:715
  30. People with Type D-Distressed-personality have a general tendency towards increased negative affectivity (NA), while at the same time inhibiting these emotions in social situations (SI). Type D personality is ...

    Authors: Paula MC Mommersteeg, Nina Kupper and Johan Denollet
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:714
  31. The U-shaped relationship between alcohol consumption and diabetes mellitus was observed among western populations. However, few studies have systematically evaluated the association in Chinese. We aimed to in...

    Authors: Chen Liu, Zhijie Yu, Huaixing Li, Jing Wang, Liang Sun, Qibin Qi and Xu Lin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:713
  32. Being female is a strong predictor of health promoting behaviours. Workplaces show great potential for lifestyle interventions, but such interventions do not necessarily take the gendered background of lifesty...

    Authors: Petra Verdonk, Hannes Seesing and Angelique de Rijk
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:712
  33. A number of risk factors are associated with the development of childhood obesity which can be identified during infancy. These include infant feeding practices, parental response to infant temperament and par...

    Authors: Sarah A Redsell, Philippa Atkinson, Dilip Nathan, A Niroshan Siriwardena, Judy A Swift and Cris Glazebrook
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:711
  34. Computer simulation models are used increasingly to support public health research and policy, but questions about their quality persist. The purpose of this article is to review the principles and methods for...

    Authors: Jacek A Kopec, Philippe Finès, Douglas G Manuel, David L Buckeridge, William M Flanagan, Jillian Oderkirk, Michal Abrahamowicz, Samuel Harper, Behnam Sharif, Anya Okhmatovskaia, Eric C Sayre, M Mushfiqur Rahman and Michael C Wolfson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:710
  35. In light of the child overweight and obesity problem in Australia, resistance training programs have been trialled as an innovative way of assisting children increase lean body mass and reduce body fat. The pu...

    Authors: Melanie Pescud, Simone Pettigrew, Michael R McGuigan and Robert U Newton
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:709
  36. Sweden, like many other western countries, faces increasing rates of lifestyle related diseases and corresponding rise in costs for health care. To meet these challenges, a number of efforts have been introduc...

    Authors: Amina Jama Mahmud, Ewy Olander, Lovisa Wallenberg and Bo JA Haglund
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:707
  37. Systemic inflammation is linked to cardiovascular risk, but the influence of persistent pathogens, which are conventionally dichotomously categorized, on circulating levels of inflammatory markers is not clear...

    Authors: Aydin Nazmi, Ana V Diez-Roux, Nancy S Jenny, Michael Y Tsai, Moyses Szklo and Allison E Aiello
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:706
  38. Two counter trends in injury mortality have been separately reported in the US in recent times - a declining suicide rate and a rapidly rising unintentional poisoning mortality rate. Poisoning suicides are esp...

    Authors: Ian RH Rockett, Gerry Hobbs, Diego De Leo, Steven Stack, James L Frost, Alan M Ducatman, Nestor D Kapusta and Rheeda L Walker
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:705
  39. In recent years, problems like insufficient coordination, low efficiency, and heavy working load in national communicable disease surveillance systems in China have been pointed out by many researchers. To str...

    Authors: Weiyi Xiong, Jun Lv and Liming Li
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:704
  40. Modifying transport infrastructure to support active travel (walking and cycling) could help to increase population levels of physical activity. However, there is limited evidence for the effects of interventi...

    Authors: David Ogilvie, Simon Griffin, Andy Jones, Roger Mackett, Cornelia Guell, Jenna Panter, Natalia Jones, Simon Cohn, Lin Yang and Cheryl Chapman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:703
  41. In resource-limited settings, HIV/AIDS remains a serious threat to the social and physical well-being of women of childbearing age, pregnant women, mothers and infants.

    Authors: Hapsatou Touré, Martine Audibert and François Dabis
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:702
  42. Obesity is a major cause of preventable death in Australia with prevalence increasing at an alarming rate. Of particular concern is that approximately 68% of men are overweight/obese, yet are notoriously diffi...

    Authors: Philip J Morgan, Clare E Collins, Ronald C Plotnikoff, Patrick McElduff, Tracy Burrows, Janet M Warren, Myles D Young, Nina Berry, Kristen L Saunders, Elroy J Aguiar and Robin Callister
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:701
  43. Despite the remarkable technological progress in health care and treatment, cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of premature death, prolonged hospitalization and disability in most European countr...

    Authors: Ala'a Alkerwi, Michèle Guillaume, Faiez Zannad, Ulrich Laufs and Marie-Lise Lair
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:698
  44. Since 2003, the New Cooperative Medical Scheme (NCMS) has been implemented throughout rural China, usually covering delivery services in its benefit package. The objective of this study was to compare the diff...

    Authors: Shengbin Xiao, Hong Yan, Yuan Shen, Shaonong Dang, Elina Hemminki, Duolao Wang, Qian Long and Jianmin Gao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:695

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