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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Previous studies reported high C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in Indigenous Australians, which may contribute to their high risk of cardiovascular disease. We compared CRP levels in Indigenous Australians and...

    Authors: Allison M Hodge, Louise Maple-Brown, Joan Cunningham, Jacqueline Boyle, Terry Dunbar, Tarun Weeramanthri, Jonathan Shaw and Kerin O'Dea
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:700
  11. Cycling is an increasingly important mode of transport for environmental and health reasons. Cycling fatalities in London were previously investigated in 1994 using routinely collected data. Since then, there ...

    Authors: Andrei S Morgan, Helen B Dale, William E Lee and Phil J Edwards
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:699
  12. 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
  13. Prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women shows regional variations not explained by common risk factors. Analysis of CVD incidence will provide insight into whether there is further divergence betwe...

    Authors: Lois G Kim, Claire Carson, Debbie A Lawlor and Shah Ebrahim
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:696
  14. 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
  15. The Italian Protective Maternity Legislation allows a woman to apply for early maternity leave from work during pregnancy if she is affected by health problems (option A) or if her working conditions are incom...

    Authors: Giuseppe Mastrangelo, John H Lange, Emanuela Fadda, Ornella Agostini, Roberto Agnesi, Andrea Bardin and Luca Cegolon
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:694
  16. Chronicity and severity of early exposure to maternal common mental disorders (CMD) has been associated with poorer infant development in high-income countries. In low- and middle-income countries (LAMICs), pe...

    Authors: Chiara Servili, Girmay Medhin, Charlotte Hanlon, Mark Tomlinson, Bogale Worku, Yonas Baheretibeb, Michael Dewey, Atalay Alem and Martin Prince
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:693
  17. Public health services implement individual, community and population level interventions to change health behaviours, improve healthy life expectancy and reduce health inequalities. Understanding and changing...

    Authors: Alyssa S Gilinsky, Stephan U Dombrowski, Hannah Dale, Douglas Marks, Clare Robinson, Claire Eades and Despina Ouzounidou
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:692
  18. Physical inactivity in leisure time is common among elderly in Brazil and this finding is particularly alarming considering that this population is greatly affected by chronic diseases. The identification of h...

    Authors: Marcela T Ferreira, Sandra MM Matsudo, Manoel CSA Ribeiro and Luiz R Ramos
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:690
  19. Young men involved in the criminal justice system face disproportionately high rates of sexual risk behavior, drug, use, and violence. Little is known about how their involvement in sex partnerships might miti...

    Authors: Megha Ramaswamy and Nicholas Freudenberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:689
  20. Diabetes Mellitus is a global health problem. Scientific knowledge on the genetics of diabetes is expanding and is more and more utilised in clinical practice and primary prevention strategies. Health consumer...

    Authors: Suzanne CM van Esch, Martina C Cornel and Frank J Snoek
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:688
  21. Victimization among people with a Severe Mental Illness is a common phenomenon. The objectives of this study proposal are: to delineate the extent and kind of victimization in a representative sample of chroni...

    Authors: Jack JM Dekker, Jan Theunissen, Rien Van, Jaap Peen, Pim Duurkoop and Martijn Kikkert
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:687
  22. The highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 virus remains a public health threat and continues to cause outbreaks among poultry as well as human infections. Since its appearance, the virus has spread to ...

    Authors: Ghazi Kayali, Richard J Webby, Xiaoping Xiong, Lobna S Sherif, Esmat A El-Ghafar and Mohamed A Ali
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:685
  23. To prevent early exit from work, it is important to study which factors contribute to healthy ageing. One concept that is assumed to be closely related to, and therefore may influence healthy ageing, is vitali...

    Authors: Jorien E Strijk, Karin I Proper, Linda Klaver, Allard J van der Beek and Willem van Mechelen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:684
  24. Type 2 diabetes is becoming an epidemic in China. To evaluate the prevalence, clustering of metabolic risk factors and their impact on type 2 diabetes, we conducted a population-based study in Shanghai, China'...

    Authors: He Xu, Yiqing Song, Nai-Chieh You, Zuo-Feng Zhang, Sander Greenland, Earl S Ford, Lin He and Simin Liu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:683
  25. In recent years, national and global mortality data have been characterized in terms of well-established risk factors. In this regard, alcohol consumption has been called the third leading "actual cause of dea...

    Authors: Brian S Katcher, Randy B Reiter and Tomás J Aragón
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:682
  26. Health care workers (HCWs) are faced with many work-related choices which may depend on how they perceive risk, such as whether or not to comply with safety regulations. Little research has investigated risk p...

    Authors: Tita Alissa Listyowardojo, Raoul E Nap and Addie Johnson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:681
  27. The behavioural impact of pharmacogenomics is untested; informing smokers of genetic test results for responsiveness to smoking cessation medication may increase adherence to this medication. The objective of ...

    Authors: Theresa M Marteau, Marcus R Munafò, Paul Aveyard, Chloe Hill, Sophia Whitwell, Thomas A Willis, Rachel A Crockett, Gareth J Hollands, Elaine C Johnstone, Alison J Wright, A Toby Prevost, David Armstrong, Stephen Sutton and Ann Louise Kinmonth
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:680
  28. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a major health problem in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and is well recognized as a major and increasing burden to the country's resources due to its severe, long term debilitating e...

    Authors: Fatma Al-Maskari, Mohammed El-Sadig and Nicholas Nagelkerke
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:679
  29. Metabolic Syndrome is associated with increased risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. However, different diagnostic criteria have been recommended by different expert groups. In Malaysia, there...

    Authors: Foong Ming Moy and Awang Bulgiba
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:678
  30. Supportive neighbourhood walking conditions are particularly important for older people as they age and who, as a group, prefer walking as a form of physical activity. Urban form and socio-economic status (SES...

    Authors: Theresa L Grant, Nancy Edwards, Heidi Sveistrup, Caroline Andrew and Mary Egan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:677
  31. To date, the great majority of Russian HIV infections have been diagnosed among IDUs and concerns about the potential for a sexual transmission of HIV beyond the IDU population have increased. This study inves...

    Authors: Nadia Abdala, Edward White, Olga V Toussova, Tatiana V Krasnoselskikh, Sergei Verevochkin, Andrei P Kozlov and Robert Heimer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:676
  32. The aim of the study was to describe the health-related quality of life of Canarian population using information from the Canary Island Health Survey and three observational studies developed in the Canary Isl...

    Authors: Juan Oliva-Moreno, Julio Lopez-Bastida, Melany Worbes-Cerezo and Pedro Serrano-Aguilar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:675
  33. Chronic hepatitis B virus infection (HBV) is an important health problem in the Turkish community in the Netherlands, and promotion of screening for HBV in this risk group is necessary. An individually tailore...

    Authors: Ytje JJ van der Veen, Onno de Zwart, Johan Mackenbach and Jan Hendrik Richardus
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:674
  34. Epidemiological evidence showing a consistent association between the risk of childhood leukaemia and exposure to power frequency magnetic fields has been accumulating. This debate considers the additional pre...

    Authors: Myron Maslanyj, Tracy Lightfoot, Joachim Schüz, Zenon Sienkiewicz and Alastair McKinlay
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:673
  35. The professionalism of hospital workers in Japan was challenged by the pandemic (H1N1) 2009. To maintain hospital function under critical situations such as a pandemic, it is important to understand the factor...

    Authors: Hissei Imai, Kunitaka Matsuishi, Atsushi Ito, Kentaro Mouri, Noboru Kitamura, Keiko Akimoto, Koichi Mino, Ayako Kawazoe, Masanori Isobe, Shizuo Takamiya and Tatsuo Mita
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:672
  36. Due to marginalization, trafficking violence, conflicts with the police and organic and social psychological problems associated with the drug, crack is one of the most devastating drugs currently in use. Howe...

    Authors: Luciana A Ribeiro, Zila M Sanchez and Solange A Nappo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:671
  37. Most new cases of active tuberculosis in Norway are presently caused by imported strains and not transmission within the country. Screening for tuberculosis with a Mantoux test of everybody and a chest X-ray o...

    Authors: Ingunn Harstad, Geir W Jacobsen, Einar Heldal, Brita A Winje, Saeed Vahedi, Anne-Sofie Helvik, Sigurd L Steinshamn and Helge Garåsen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:670
  38. Obesity rates in adults continue to rise and effective treatment programs with a broad reach are urgently required. This paper describes the study protocol for a web-based randomized controlled trial (RCT) of ...

    Authors: Clare E Collins, Philip J Morgan, Pennie Jones, Kate Fletcher, Julia Martin, Elroy J Aguiar, Ashlee Lucas, Melinda Neve, Patrick McElduff and Robin Callister
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:669
  39. HIV incidence is a useful tool for improving the targeting of populations for interventions and assessing the effectiveness of prevention strategies. A study in Harare, Zimbabwe reported cumulative incidences ...

    Authors: Marshall W Munjoma, Felix G Mhlanga, Munyaradzi P Mapingure, Edith N Kurewa, Grace V Mashavave, Mike Z Chirenje, Simbarashe Rusakaniko and Babill Stray-Pedersen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:668
  40. Primary care is an important provider of sexual health care in England. We sought to explore the extent of testing for chlamydia and HIV in general practice and its relation to associated measures of sexual he...

    Authors: Katharine E Sadler, Nicola Low, Catherine H Mercer, Lorna J Sutcliffe, M Amir Islam, Shuja Shafi, Gary M Brook, Helen Maguire, Patrick J Horner and Jackie A Cassell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:667
  41. Physicians who hold medical disability assessment interviews (social insurance physicians) are probably influenced by stereotypes of claimants, especially because they have limited time available and they have...

    Authors: HJ van Rijssen, AJM Schellart, M Berkhof, JR Anema and AJ van der Beek
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:666
  42. Over the last decade notable progress has been made in developed countries on monitoring smoking although experimenting with cigarettes and smoking in young people remains a serious public health problem. This...

    Authors: Empar Valdivieso, Cristina Rey, Marisa Barrera, Victoria Arija, Josep Basora and Josep Ramon Marsal
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:665
  43. The problem of accessibility and affordability of health care is reported to be a major social concern in modern China. It is pronounced in rural households which represent 60% of China's population. There are...

    Authors: Kam Ling Chau
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:664
  44. MANOSHI, an integrated community-based package of essential Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) services is being implemented by BRAC in the urban slums of Bangladesh since 2007. The objective of the form...

    Authors: Syed Masud Ahmed, Awlad Hossain, Marufa Aziz Khan, Malay Kanti Mridha, Ashraful Alam, Nuzhat Choudhury, Tamanna Sharmin, Kaosar Afsana and Abbas Bhuiya
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:663
  45. Following the publication of the Italian Guidelines for the control and prevention of legionellosis an environmental and clinical surveillance has been carried out in Southeastern Italy. The aim of the study i...

    Authors: Christian Napoli, Fabrizio Fasano, Roberta Iatta, Giovanna Barbuti, Teresa Cuna and Maria Teresa Montagna
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:660

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