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  1. Climate change is increasing the dispersion of mosquitoes and the spread of viruses of which some mosquitoes are the main vectors. In Quebec, the surveillance and management of endemic mosquito-borne diseases,...

    Authors: Antoinette Ludwig, François Rousseu, Serge Olivier Kotchi, Julie Allostry and Richard A. Fournier
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:924
  2. During the COVID-19 pandemic, face-to-face delivery of education in schools across Wales was disrupted with repeated school closures to limit risk of infection. Evidence describing the incidence of infection a...

    Authors: Ffion Thomas, André Fedeli, Emily Steggall, Jose Maria Gonzalez Gonzalez, Jane Salmon, Christopher Williams and Noel Craine
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:922
  3. Exclusive breastfeeding is a public health priority in sub-Saharan Africa. However, systematic reviews on its determinants in Ghana remain scarce. Therefore, we systematically reviewed the prevalence and deter...

    Authors: Shamsudeen Mohammed, Ibrahim Yakubu, Abdul-Ganiyu Fuseini, Abdul-Malik Abdulai and Yakubu H. Yakubu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:920
  4. Considering the evident risk in the literature between the use of screen devices and sleep, there are still few studies on the relationship between each electronic screen device, media programs and sleep durat...

    Authors: Anelise Reis Gaya, Rodolfo Brum, Keith Brites, Adroaldo Gaya, Letícia de Borba Schneiders, Miguel Angelo Duarte Junior and José Francisco López-Gil
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:919
  5. Sarcopenia is a common skeletal muscle syndrome that is common in older adults but can be mitigated by adequate and regular physical activity. The development and severity of sarcopenia is favored by several f...

    Authors: Kaja Teraž, Uros Marusic, Miloš Kalc, Boštjan Šimunič, Primož Pori, Bruno Grassi, Stefano Lazzer, Marco Vicenzo Narici, Mojca Gabrijelčič Blenkuš, Pietro Enrico di Prampero, Carlo Reggiani, Angelina Passaro, Gianni Biolo, Mladen Gasparini and Rado Pišot
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:917
  6. Uterine fibroids are the most common benign neoplasm of the uterus and a major source of morbidity for women. We report an overview of trends in uterine fibroids of incidence rate, prevalence rate, years lived...

    Authors: Zheng Lou, Yizhou Huang, Shuting Li, Zhou Luo, Chunming Li, Ketan Chu, Tao Zhang, Peige Song and Jianhong Zhou
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:916
  7. Regular breast screening is one of the most effective ways to detect early signs of breast cancer but travel distance to cancer-diagnostic facilities can affect breast screening attendance. Yet, limited studie...

    Authors: Isaac Y. Addo, Evelyn Acquah, Castro Ayebeng and Kwamena S. Dickson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:915
  8. sexual violence includes all sexual acts consummated or attempt to obtain them, unwanted sexual comments and actions that go against the other’s sexuality through coercion, which can be done through the use of...

    Authors: Franciéle Marabotti Costa Leite, Beatriz Ferrari, Karina Fardin Fiorotti, Márcia Regina de Oliveira Pedroso, Bruna Venturin, Nicole Letourneau and Fábio Lúcio Tavares
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:914
  9. Vaccination remains the most effective means of reducing the burden of infectious disease among children. It is estimated to prevent between two to three million child deaths annually. However, despite being a...

    Authors: Tene-Alima Essoh, Gbadebo Collins Adeyanju, Abdu A. Adamu, Haoua Tall, Aristide Aplogan and Collins Tabu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:912
  10. Thailand was the first country in Asia to legalize the use and purchase of cannabis leaves in February 2021 and the whole plant in June 2022 after the 2019 allowance for medical purposes. The study explored tr...

    Authors: Rasmon Kalayasiri and Suriyan Boonthae
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:911
  11. Work participation is a crucial aspect of health outcome and an important part of life for most people with rare genetic diseases. Despite that work participation is a social determinant of health and seems ne...

    Authors: Gry Velvin, Brede Dammann, Trond Haagensen, Heidi Johansen, Hilde Strømme, Amy Østertun Geirdal and Trine Bathen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:910
  12. Despite being the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers, few Canadians take action to test for and mitigate radon. This study’s aim was twofold: (1) to investigate predictors of radon testing and mitiga...

    Authors: Allison Maier, Erin Hayes and Lisa Munday
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:909
  13. Literature regarding coronary artery disease (CAD) and awareness of its risk factors is available in Saudi Arabia (SA). However, it is lacking with respect to premature coronary artery disease (PCAD). Therefor...

    Authors: Thamir Al-khlaiwi, Hessah Alshammari, Syed Shahid Habib, Razan Alobaid, Lama Alrumaih, Alaa Almojel, Faye Sendi, Shahad Almuqbil and Majdoly Alkhodair
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:908
  14. Various anti-tobacco promotions have emerged in order to reduce the detrimental impacts of tobacco advertising on adolescents. The objective of this study is to explore the relationship between the exposure to...

    Authors: Hario Megatsari, Rita Damayanti, Dian Kusuma, Tati Suryati Warouw, Siti Rahayu Nadhiroh, Erni Astutik, Desak Made Sintha Kurnia Dewi and Susy Katikana Sebayang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:907
  15. Most countries around the world enforced non-pharmaceutical interventions against COVID-19. Italy was one of the first countries to be affected by the pandemic, imposing a hard lockdown, in the first epidemic ...

    Authors: Michele Tizzani, Alessandro De Gaetano, Christopher I. Jarvis, Amy Gimma, Kerry Wong, W John Edmunds, Philippe Beutels, Niel Hens, Pietro Coletti and Daniela Paolotti
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:906
  16. Policies to restrict population mobility are a commonly used strategy to limit the transmission of contagious diseases. Among measures implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic were dynamic stay-at-home orders ...

    Authors: Emilie Schwarz, Lara Schwarz, Anaïs Teyton, Katie Crist and Tarik Benmarhnia
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:905
  17. There is a bidirectional effect between sleep disorders and Mediterranean diet (MED), but the joint effect of MED and sleep disorders on mortality is unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate whether t...

    Authors: Yongle Wang, Hongxuan Fan, Zhaoyu Ren, Xuchang Liu and Xiaoyuan Niu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:904
  18. Few studies have examined the effect of obesity indices on total number of hospitalizations. We examined the associations between body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) and rate of all-cause hospit...

    Authors: Azra Ramezankhani, Fereidoun Azizi, Mitra Hasheminia and Farzad Hadaegh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:903
  19. The Netherlands is receiving increasing numbers of Yemeni refugees due to the ongoing war in Yemen. Since there is a lack of knowledge about access to healthcare by refugees, this study investigates the experi...

    Authors: Abdulhakeem Al-Tamimi, Martina Parić, Wim Groot and Milena Pavlova
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:902
  20. Breast milk is crucial for the nutritional and developmental milestones in the first two years of life. Uganda has recognized the need for a human milk bank as an opportunity that offers reliable and healthy m...

    Authors: Mary Gorreth Namuddu, David Mukunya, Victoria Nakibuuka, Esther Amulen, Ritah Nantale and Juliet Kiguli
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:901
  21. Educational attainment is an important social determinant of health (SDOH) for cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, the association between educational attainment and all-cause and CVD mortality has not been...

    Authors: Najah Khan, Zulqarnain Javed, Isaac Acquah, Kobina Hagan, Madiha Khan, Javier Valero-Elizondo, Ryan Chang, Umair Javed, Mohamad B. Taha, Michael J. Blaha, Salim S. Virani, Garima Sharma, Ron Blankstein, Martha Gulati, Elias Mossialos, Adnan A. Hyder…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:900
  22. Livestock value chains constitute a source of livelihood for meat and milk value chain actors in Ethiopia, from dairy farmers to other associated value chain actors such as milk traders, abattoir workers, publ...

    Authors: Ndungu S. Nyokabi, Lisette Phelan, Gizachew Gemechu, Stefan Berg, Johanna F. Lindahl, Adane Mihret, James L. N. Wood and Henrietta L. Moore
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:899
  23. To protect school-aged children from the potential consequences of a new viral infection, public health authorities recommended to implement infection prevention and control (IPC) measures in school settings. ...

    Authors: Milena Callies, Ines Kabouche, Isabelle Desombere, Joanna Merckx, Mathieu Roelants, Melissa Vermeulen and Els Duysburgh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:898
  24. Air pollution is associated with poor health; though it is unclear whether this association is stronger for ethnic minorities compared to the rest of the population. This study uses longitudinal data to invest...

    Authors: Mary Abed Al Ahad, Urška Demšar, Frank Sullivan and Hill Kulu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:897
  25. Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are a precursor for disabilities and death worldwide. Being overweight or obese in combination with physical inactivity and smoking habits may increase the risk for CVD and other ...

    Authors: Maayan Bar Yehuda, Sharon Barak, Yeshayahu Hutzler, Kwok Ng, Ariela Giladi, Lilach Bar Meir, Adilson Marques, Avi Zigdon, Moti Zwilling, Orna Reges, Yossi Harel Fisch and Riki Tesler
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:896
  26. Mass vaccination has been a key strategy in effectively containing global COVID-19 pandemic that posed unprecedented social and economic challenges to many countries. However, vaccination rates vary across spa...

    Authors: Huanfa Chen, Yanjia Cao, Lingru Feng, Qunshan Zhao and José Rafael Verduzco Torres
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:895
  27. In South Africa, the prevalence of gestational diabetes (GDM) is growing, concomitant with the dramatically increasing prevalence of overweight/obesity among women. There is an urgent need to develop tailored ...

    Authors: Katherine Murphy, Jamie Berk, Lorrein Muhwava-Mbabala, Sharmilah Booley, Janetta Harbron, Lisa Ware, Shane Norris, Christina Zarowsky, Estelle V. Lambert and Naomi S. Levitt
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:894
  28. A continent-wide Africa Task Force for Coronavirus with its six technical working groups was formed to prepare adequately and respond to the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Africa. This resear...

    Authors: Elijah Paintsil, Yewande Alimi, Mohammed Abdulaziz, Onyema Ogbuagu, Folasade Ogunsola, Suzan Joseph Kessy, Emilio Horsney, Christopher Lee, Karen Brundney, Tochi Okwor, Patrick Kabwe, Ariyo Waheed, Anna Vondran, Radjabu Bigirimana, Olayinka Ilesanmi, Diana Nambatya Nsubuga…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:893
  29. Physical activity promotes health, and physical activity done outdoors in nature may be particularly beneficial. We conducted two randomized studies to examine the implementation of a winter hiking interventio...

    Authors: Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, Julia Drozdowsky, Callista Zayatz and Katherine Holmbeck
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:892
  30. Regular sleep is very important for human health; however, the short-term and long-term effects of nightshift with sleep deprivation and disturbance on human metabolism, such as oxidative stress, have not been...

    Authors: Yutong Zou, Xiaoli Ma, Qian Chen, Ermu Xu, Jialei Yu, Yueming Tang, Danchen Wang, Songlin Yu and Ling Qiu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:891
  31. Collective agreement about the importance of centering equity in health research, practice, and policy is growing. Yet, responsibility for advancing equity is often situated as belonging to a vague group of ‘o...

    Authors: Katrina M. Plamondon, Jenna Dixon, Ben Brisbois, Rodrigo Curty Pereira, Elijah Bisung, Susan J. Elliott, Ian D. Graham, Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh, Stephanie Nixon and Sana Shahram
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:890
  32. The micronutrient home fortification programs contribute to the prevention of childhood anemia. WHO suggested applying culturally appropriate strategies to implement the micronutrient home fortification progra...

    Authors: Ruixue Ye, Yuju Wu, Chang Sun, Qingzhi Wang, Yuping Mao, Huan Zhou and Hein Raat
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:889
  33. Opioid overdose epidemic is a public health crisis that is impacting communities around the world. Overdose education and naloxone distribution programs equip and train lay people to respond in the event of an...

    Authors: Kate Sellen, Benjamin Markowitz, Janet A. Parsons, Pamela Leece, Curtis Handford, Nick Goso, Shaun Hopkins, Michelle Klaiman, Rita Shahin, Geoffrey Milos, Amy Wright, Mercy Charles, Laurie Morrison, Carol Strike and Aaron Orkin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:888
  34. Multimorbidity increases the risk of all-cause mortality, and along with age, is an independent risk factor for severe disease and mortality from COVID-19. Inequities in the social determinants of health contr...

    Authors: Bijan Mossadeghi, Roberta Caixeta, Dolores Ondarsuhu, Silvana Luciani, Ian R. Hambleton and Anselm J. M. Hennis
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:887
  35. Tobacco smoking is a major public health issue, and also affects health-related quality of life. There has been considerable debate as to whether oral moist snuff, a form of tobacco placed in the oral cavity b...

    Authors: Solbrith Wachsmann, Lena Nordeman, Annika Billhult and Gun Rembeck
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:886
  36. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death in the US. CVD incidence is influenced by many demographic, clinical, cultural, and psychosocial factors, including race and ethnicity. Despite ...

    Authors: Beth Waitzfelder, Latha Palaniappan, Alexandra Varga, Timothy B. Frankland, Jiang Li, Yihe G. Daida, Joseph Keawe’aimoku Kaholokula, Adrian Matias Bacong, Andreea M. Rawlings, Sukyung Chung, Connor Howick and Stephen P. Fortmann
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:885
  37. The prevalence of depression has increased among adolescents in western countries. Prevention is needed to reduce the number of adolescents who experience depression and to avoid negative consequences, includi...

    Authors: Marloes W. G. Braam, Sanne P. A. Rasing, Dewi A. M. Heijs, Joran Lokkerbol, Diana D. van Bergen, Daan H. M. Creemers and Jan Spijker
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:884
  38. Although vaccination is one of the critical interventions to address global health issues, inadequate vaccination rates has become an international challenge. Vaccine hesitancy is the key to affecting inadequa...

    Authors: Jie Kong, Chunguang Liang, Dongmei Fu, Liying Wang, Xiangru Yan, Sisi Li and Hui Zhang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:883
  39. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is among the predominant endocrine disorders of reproductive-aged women. The prevalence of PCOS has been estimated at approximately 6–26%, affecting 105 million people worldwid...

    Authors: Muhammad Salman Butt, Javeria Saleem, Rubeena Zakar, Sobia Aiman, Muhammad Zeeshan Khan and Florian Fischer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:882
  40. TikTok, a social media platform for creating and sharing short videos, has seen a surge in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic. To analyse the Italian vaccine conversation on TikTok, we downloaded a sample...

    Authors: Lorenza Parisi, Simone Mulargia, Francesca Comunello, Vittoria Bernardini, Arianna Bussoletti, Carla Rita Nisi, Luisa Russo, Ilaria Campagna, Barbara Lanfranchi, Ileana Croci, Eleonora Grassucci and Francesco Gesualdo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:880
  41. There is a widespread commitment to implementing anti-Indigenous racism with health organizations in Canada by introducing cultural safety staff training. In partnership with a public health unit in Ontario, C...

    Authors: Angela Mashford-Pringle, Sharon Tan, Sterling Stutz and Gabriel Tjong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:879
  42. Nurturing care is necessary for optimal early childhood development. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of parental risks in rural East China and assess their impacts on early development in childr...

    Authors: Shuangshuang Zheng, Jianing Fang, Guannan Bai, Xinyu He, Mengdi Hua, Bingquan Zhu, Weijun Chen, Wenhong Dong, Lei Wang, Xiaona Huang, Huishan Wang and Jie Shao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:878
  43. As populations age, cancer burden becomes increasingly conspicuous. This study quantified the cancer burden of the elderly (≥ 60 years) in China, based on the China Cancer Registry Annual Report to provide epi...

    Authors: Zhen-Rong Ma, Kang-Qian Lin, Hong Guo, Kai-Yue Yang, Miao Cao, Xi Song, Huai-Miao Jia, Yun-Hua Hu and Yi-Zhong Yan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:877
  44. Fear of disease may act as a barrier to screening or early diagnosis. This cross-sectional survey of 355 people attending outpatient clinics at one Australian hospital found that cancer (34%) and dementia (29%...

    Authors: Rochelle Watson, Robert Sanson-Fisher, Jamie Bryant and Elise Mansfield
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:876
  45. Skilled birth attendance during childbirth is known to promote better pregnancy outcomes as well as contribute to maternal and newborn survival. The study aimed to analyse the progress in the use of skilled bi...

    Authors: Pascaline Yvonne Talon, Jacques Saizonou, Alphonse Kpozèhouen, Robert Franck Zannou and Edgard-Marius Ouendo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:874
  46. Voices of under-resourced communities are recognised as important yet are often unheard in decisions about healthcare resource allocation. Deliberative public engagement can serve as an effective mechanism for...

    Authors: Agnes Erzse, Teurai Rwafa-Ponela, Susan Goldstein, Molebogeng Motlhatlhedi, Daniella Watson, Karen J. Hofman, Marion Danis, Shane A. Norris, Kate A. Ward and Aviva Tugendhaft
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:873
  47. This study aimed to explore trends, in 3 periods, in the intake of energy and macronutrients among Taiwanese older adults.

    Authors: Chih-Hsueh Lin, Hsing-Yi Chang, Tsai-Chung Li, Chiu-Shong Liu, Wen-Yuan Lin, Meng-Chih Lee, Li-Na Liao, Chia-Ing Li, Chih-Yi Hsiao, Hsin-Ling Fang, Wen-Tzu Wu and Cheng-Chieh Lin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:871

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