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  1. Muscle mass loss is an age-related process that can be exacerbated by lifestyle, environmental and other factors, but can be mitigated by good sleep. The objective of this study was to investigate the correlat...

    Authors: Qiongyu Huang, Hongsheng Lin, Han Xiao, Liuwei Zhang, Dafang Chen and Xiaotong Dai
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1246
  2. A notable research gap exists in the systematic review and meta-analysis concerning the efficacy, immunogenicity, and safety of the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) prefusion F vaccine.

    Authors: Yi Pang, Haishan Lu, Demin Cao, Xiaoying Zhu, Qinqin Long, Fengqin Tian, Xidai Long and Yulei Li
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1244
  3. Ergonomic behaviors play a crucial role in preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs). To measure these behaviors, this research aimed to develop and evaluate an ergonomic behaviors tool (EBET) ...

    Authors: Zakieh Sadat Hosseini, Sedigheh Sadat Tavafian, Omran Ahmadi and Reza Maghbouli
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1242
  4. The impact of changes in physical activity after ischemic stroke (IS) on the subsequent myocardial infarction (MI) risk is not fully understood. We aimed to investigate the effects of...

    Authors: Dae Young Cheon, Kyung do Han, Yeon Jung Lee, Jeen Hwa Lee, Myung Soo Park, Do Young Kim, Jae Hyuk Choi, Sook Jin Lee, Kyung-Ho Yu, Seongwoo Han, Sunki Lee and Minwoo Lee
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1241
  5. There is evidence that most people are aware of the importance of healthy eating and have a broad understanding regarding types of food that enhance or detract from health. However, greater health literacy doe...

    Authors: Nina Van Dyke, Michael Murphy and Eric J. Drinkwater
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1240
  6. We conducted this meta-analysis to investigate the potential association between maternal smoking, alcohol and caffeinated beverages consumption during pregnancy and the risk of childhood brain tumors (CBTs).

    Authors: Zihao Hu, Jianbo Ye, Shenbao Shi, Chuangcai Luo, Tianwei Wang, Yang Liu, Jing’an Ye, Xinlin Sun, Yiquan Ke and Chongxian Hou
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1238
  7. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is one of the most common metabolic disorders during pregnancy and is associated with adverse outcomes in both mothers and their children. After delivery, women who experien...

    Authors: Xiaoxia Ma, Yun Yang, Shuhua Qian, Yan Ding, Qiping Lin and Na Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1237
  8. Men experiencing infertility encounter numerous problems at the individual, family, and social levels as well as quality of life (QOL). This study was designed to investigate the QOL of men experiencing infert...

    Authors: Zahra Kiani, Masoumeh Simbar, Farzaneh Rashidi, Farid Zayeri and Homayoon Banaderakhsh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1236
  9. Periodontitis represents the foremost oral condition in young men, strongly correlated with socioeconomic elements and oral health behaviors. This research aimed to assess the prevalence of periodontitis and a...

    Authors: Xiaohui Wen, Hui Li, Shiting Li, Bei Chang, Shichao Chen, Hongcai Li, Caixia Liu and Guangwen Li
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1235
  10. “National Civilized City” (NCC) is regarded as China’s highest honorary title and most valuable city brand. To win and maintain the “golden city” title, municipal governments must pay close attention to variou...

    Authors: Lei Jiang, Zinan Zhang, Bo Zhang and Shixiong He
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1234
  11. Air pollution has been recognised as a potential risk factor for dementia. Yet recent epidemiological research shows mixed evidence. The aim of this study is to investigate the longitudinal associations betwee...

    Authors: Yu-Tzu Wu, Nutthida Kitwiroon, Sean Beevers, Benjamin Barratt, Carol Brayne, Ester Cerin, Rachel Franklin, Vikki Houlden, Bob Woods, Eman Zied Abozied, Matthew Prina and Fiona Matthews
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1233
  12. The objective of this study was to conduct a formative evaluation of the Art Your Service (AYS) arts-based program to determine the program’s potential for improving the social and physical well-being of older ad...

    Authors: Justin Sutherland, Isabella Herrington, Julie Makarski, Jennifer Tindall, Mary Hynes and Monika Kastner
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1232
  13. Socioeconomic inequalities in type 2 diabetes (T2D) are well established in the literature. However, within the background of changing work contexts associated with digitalization and its effect on lifestyle a...

    Authors: Batoul Safieddine, Julia Grasshoff, Siegfried Geyer, Stefanie Sperlich, Jelena Epping and Johannes Beller
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1231
  14. Community-based health workers (CBHWs) possess great potential to be the missing link between the community and the formal health system for improving adolescents’ access to sexual and reproductive health and ...

    Authors: Chama Mulubwa, Joseph Mumba Zulu, Anna-Karin Hurtig and Isabel Goicolea
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1228
  15. Libraries in the UK have evolved from traditional book-lending institutions into dynamic community hubs, This study aims to explore the potential of libraries to act as community hubs to promote mental and phy...

    Authors: Manisha Karki, Marie Line El Asmar, Eva Riboli Sasco and Austen El-Osta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1226
  16. Early initiation of breastfeeding (EIBF) is a starting point that lays the foundation for breastfeeding and bonding between mother and baby. Meanwhile, working mothers are one of the vulnerable groups for the ...

    Authors: Isyatun Mardhiyah Syahri, Agung Dwi Laksono, Maya Fitria, Nikmatur Rohmah, Masruroh Masruroh and Mara Ipa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1225
  17. Accumulating evidence suggests a pivotal role of vitamin B2 in the pathogenesis and progression of prostate cancer (PCa). Vitamin B2 intake has been postulated to modulate the screening rate for PCa by alterin...

    Authors: Jia-jie Lv, Lin-jie Zhang, Xiang-Meng Kong, Yan Zhao, Xin-yu Li, Jing-bing Wang, Xi-tao Yang, Zhi-hua Cheng, Wen-zhi Li, Xu-hui Wang and Cheng-hao Yang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1224
  18. Seasonal influenza epidemics have a substantial public health and economic burden, which can be alleviated through vaccination. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a 75% vaccination coverage rate (V...

    Authors: Thierry Rigoine de Fougerolles, Théophile Baïssas, Guillaume Perquier, Olivier Vitoux, Pascal Crépey, José Bartelt-Hofer, Hélène Bricout and Audrey Petitjean
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1222
  19. Firearm violence is an intensifying public health problem in the United States. News reports shape the way the public and policy makers understand and respond to health threats, including firearm violence. To ...

    Authors: Jessica H. Beard, Shannon Trombley, Tia Walker, Leah Roberts, Laura Partain, Jim MacMillan and Jennifer Midberry
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1221
  20. Minoritized racial/ethnic groups and women in the United States (US) are disproportionately burdened by food insecurity, which likely contributes to disparities in cardiovascular health (CVH). Disparities are ...

    Authors: Jamie A. Murkey, Symielle A. Gaston, Dana M. Alhasan, Christopher W. Payne, W. Braxton Jackson II and Chandra L. Jackson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1220
  21. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a pressing global health concern driven by inappropriate antibiotic use, which is in turn influenced by various social, systemic, and individual factors. This study, nested wi...

    Authors: Summita Udas, Obindra Bahadur Chand, Babin Shrestha, Sushmita Pathak, Sarita Syantang, Ashata Dahal, Abhilasha Karkey, Abhishek Giri, Olita Shilpakar, Buddha Basnyat, Olawale Salami, Juvenal Nkeramahame, Piero Olliaro and Philip Horgan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1219
  22. In recent decades, China has experienced a rapid increase in the number of elderly individuals and life expectancy, as well as industrialization, which is associated with an increased prevalence of Parkinson's...

    Authors: Detao Meng, Jiayu Wu, Xinyu Huang, Xiaoxiao Liang and Boyan Fang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1218
  23. Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a common acute digestive system disorder, with patients often turning to TikTok for AP-related information. However, the platform’s video quality on AP has not been thoroughly invest...

    Authors: Tianyang Mao, Xin Zhao, Kangyi Jiang, Jie Yang, Qingyun Xie, Jinqiang Fu, Bo Du, Zehua Lei and Fengwei Gao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1216
  24. Authors: Alaa Ramadan, Heba Aboeldahab, Mohamed Nabih Bashir, Mohamed Mohamed Belal, Ahmed Wageeh, Ahmed Atia, Mohamed Elbanna, Tala Jouma Alhejazi, Mohamed Abouzid, Hady Atef, Esraa Khalid, Osama Ahmed Abd Elaziz, Mariam Ibrahim Eldeeb, Doha Omar Kamel Omar, Neveen Refaey, Amr Setouhi…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1214

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  25. Risk factors of infant mortality in Africa and south Asian countries have been broadly discussed. However, infant morbidity is largely underestimated. We analyzed the data from a randomized vaccine trial in Ba...

    Authors: Shiqiao Zhao, Jing Zhang, Chenxin Zhang, Mark C. Steinhoff, Yanting Zhang and Bin Zhang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1213
  26. Combining smoking with poor eating habits significantly elevates the risk of chronic illnesses and early death. Understanding of how dietary quality shifts post-smoking cessation remains limited. The objective...

    Authors: Ting Luo and Tung-Sung Tseng
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1212
  27. To investigate the correlation between socioeconomic status (SES) and the incidence of hypertension among adults aged 18 or above in southwest China.

    Authors: Tao Luo, Shenrong Lin, Wenying Zhang, Xuejiao Li, Yiying Wang, Jie Zhou, Tao Liu and Guofeng Wu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1211
  28. Available data show that the epidemiological profile of most indigenous Brazilian populations is characterized by the coexistence of long-standing health problems (high prevalence of infectious and parasitic d...

    Authors: Eliniete de Jesus Fidelis Baniwa, Eliene Rodrigues Putira Sacuena, Rosilene Reis Della Noce, Vanessa Barroso Quaresma, Teodora Honorato Alencar, Renan Barbosa Lemes, Antônia Cherlly Araújo, Izaura Maria Vieira Cayres-Vallinoto and João Farias Guerreiro
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1210
  29. We (1) examined the effects of evaluative labels and visual aids on people’s understanding, evaluation, and use of the COVID-19 reproduction number (or “r-number”), (2) examined whether people’s perceived susc...

    Authors: Ruben D. Vromans, Nadine Bol, Marloes M. C. van Wezel and Emiel J. Krahmer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1209
  30. The recalcitrance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) to eradication was related to achieving a nonreplicating (dormant) state and the increasing global burden of HIV coinfection. Consequently, understanding t...

    Authors: Suraj Abdulkarim, Stephen John, Tomon Garba, Hunpiya Basason, Paul Balogun and Joseph Kuye
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1208
  31. Even prior to the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was ample evidence that loneliness and social isolation negatively impacted physical and mental health, employability, and are a financial burden on the...

    Authors: Nina Goldman, Devi Khanna, Marie Line El Asmar, Pamela Qualter and Austen El-Osta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1207
  32. Dementia is a leading cause of disability in people older than 65 years worldwide. However, diagnosing dementia in its earliest symptomatic stages remains challenging. This study combined specific questions fr...

    Authors: Yan Zhang, Jian Xu, Chi Zhang, Xu Zhang, Xueli Yuan, Wenqing Ni, Hongmin Zhang, Yijin Zheng and Zhiguang Zhao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1206
  33. The 5C psychological antecedents of vaccination (Confidence, Complacency, Constraints, Calculation, and Collective Responsibility) facilitate understanding vaccination decisions in specific target groups as we...

    Authors: Sarah Eitze, Lisa Felgendreff, Nina Horstkötter, Linda Seefeld and Cornelia Betsch
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1205
  34. Social restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic have altered children’s movement behaviours and impacted their mental health. However, the influence of social restrictions on subjective health compla...

    Authors: Akane Kasai, Akiko Shikano, Ryo Tanaka, Mari Yoshinaga and Shingo Noi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1204
  35. Adherence to antiparkinsonian drugs (APDs) is critical for patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD), for which medication is the main therapeutic strategy. Previous studies have focused on specific disorders in ...

    Authors: Zhanmiao Yi, Yudan Mao, Chenxuan He, Yantao Zhang, Junwen Zhou and Xing Lin Feng
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1202
  36. Independent of physical activity, sedentary behavior has emerged as a significant risk factor for health. Particularly, older adults spent as high as 13 h daily on sedentary activities, which account for 98% o...

    Authors: Wilson Kin Chung Leung, Jasmine Cheung, Vivian Chin Ching Wong, Kelly Ka Lee Tse, Ruby Wing Yin Lee, Simon Ching Lam and Lorna Kwai Ping Suen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1201
  37. Cities, as frontline responders to climate change, necessitate a precise understanding of climate-adaptive features. This systematic review aims to define and outline the characteristics of climate-adaptive ci...

    Authors: Arezoo Yari, Alireza Mashallahi, Hamidreza Aghababaeian, Mohsen Nouri, Nidhi Yadav, Arefeh Mousavi, Shiva Salehi and Abbas Ostadtaghizadeh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1200
  38. The COVID-19 pandemic severely affected people’s daily lives and health. Few studies have looked into the persistence of these changes. In the current study, we investigated to what extent changes in lifestyle...

    Authors: Hans Hauner, Carmen P. S. Blanken and Christina Holzapfel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1199
  39. Social and Therapeutic Horticulture (STH) is a process where trained practitioners work with plants and people to improve an individual’s physical and psychological health, communication and thinking skills. E...

    Authors: Carly J. Wood, Georgina Morton, Kathryn Rossiter, Becs Baumber and Rachel E. Bragg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1197
  40. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) remains underdiagnosed and undertreated in girls. Inattentive symptoms, often predominant in girls with ADHD, represent a key driver of impairment and often pers...

    Authors: Jessica E. Flannery, Stephen P. Hinshaw, Scott H. Kollins and Caitlin A. Stamatis
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1195
  41. TikTok is emerging as a vital platform for health information dissemination. Despite myopia being a global public health issue, the high-quality myopia information shared by health educators often fails to go ...

    Authors: Shuai Ming, Jie Han, Xi Yao, Xiaohong Guo, Qingge Guo and Bo Lei
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1194
  42. Residents’ adoption of preventive behaviours proved beneficial in preventing the large-scale transmission of the virus during the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak. It is critical to investigate how social...

    Authors: Hu Xue, Xiaoning Li, Yuye Yang, Ying Liu and Xianhui Geng
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1193
  43. Exposure to heavy metals alone or in combination can promote systemic inflammation. The aim of this study was to investigate potential associations between multiple plasma heavy metals and markers of systemic ...

    Authors: Linhai Zhao, Yanfei Wei, Qiumei Liu, Jiansheng Cai, Xiaoting Mo, Xu Tang, Xuexiu Wang, Lidong Qin, Yujian Liang, Jiejing Cao, Chuwu Huang, Yufu Lu, Tiantian Zhang, Lei Luo, Jiahui Rong, Songju Wu…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1192
  44. Vaccines are effective biological interventions that reduce health burdens. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, there were concerns about varying levels of COVID-19 vaccination coverage in the Zimbabwean po...

    Authors: Nicholas Midzi, Masceline Jenipher Mutsaka-Makuvaza, Lincoln Sunganai Charimari, Priscilla Mangwiro, Tonderai Manengureni and Gladys Mugadza
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1174

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