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  1. A key strategy for mitigating the current opioid epidemic is expanded access to medications for treating opioid use disorder (MOUD). However, interventions developed to expand MOUD access have limited ability ...

    Authors: Dennis P. Watson, James A. Swartz, Lisa Robison-Taylor, Mary Ellen Mackesy-Amiti, Kim Erwin, Nicole Gastala, Antonio D. Jimenez, Monte D. Staton and Sarah Messmer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:630

    Content type: Study protocol

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  2. Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) is effective in curbing rates of HIV infection in children because its interventions reduce the rates of transmission during pregnancy, in labour, and ...

    Authors: Beatrice M’baya Kansinjiro and Alinane Linda Nyondo-Mipando

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:626

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Lower socioeconomic status (SES) groups, particularly lower SES males, are at greater risk of alcohol-related harm than higher SES groups, despite drinking at the same level or less. However, they are rarely r...

    Authors: Sarah Dance, Charlotte Dack, Celia Lasheras, Cathy McMahon, Paul Scott and Sally Adams

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:623

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The spread of COVID-19 has affected people’s daily lives, and the lockdown may have led to a disruption of daily activities and a decrease of people’s mental health.

    Authors: Cruyt Ellen, De Vriendt Patricia, De Letter Miet, Vlerick Peter, Calders Patrick, De Pauw Robby, Oostra Kristine, Rodriguez-Bailón Maria, Szmalec Arnaud, Merchán-Baeza Jose Antonio, Fernández-Solano Ana Judit, Vidaña-Moya Laura and Van de Velde Dominique

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:622

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Exposure to unhealthy food and beverage content is a contributing factor to the obesity epidemic. Youth are susceptible to unhealthy digital food marketing including content shared by their peers, which can be...

    Authors: Ashley Amson, Lauren Remedios, Adena Pinto and Monique Potvin Kent

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:621

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Despite current preventative strategies, road traffic collisions (RTCs) and resultant neurotrauma remain a major problem in India. This study seeks to explore local perspectives in the context within which RTC...

    Authors: Santhani M Selveindran, Gurusinghe D. N. Samarutilake, K. Madhu Narayana Rao, Jogi V. Pattisapu, Christine Hill, Angelos G. Kolias, Rajesh Pathi, Peter J. A. Hutchinson and M. V. Vijaya Sekhar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:618

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Despite scientific evidence that climate change has profound and far reaching implications for public health, translating this knowledge in a manner that supports citizen engagement, applied decision-making, a...

    Authors: Laura Cameron, Rhéa Rocque, Kailey Penner and Ian Mauro

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:617

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Evidences have shown that noise could be a risk factor for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Since periodontitis and CVD are characterized by inflammation, it is reasonable to doubt that occupational/envi...

    Authors: Dong-Hun Han and Mi-Sun Kim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:616

    Content type: Research article

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  9. COVID-19 is still spreading rapidly around the world. In this context, how to accurately predict the turning point, duration and final scale of the epidemic in different countries, regions or cities is key to ...

    Authors: Zhicheng Zheng, Zhixiang Xie, Yaochen Qin, Kun Wang, Yan Yu and Pinde Fu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:615

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The scaling up of public health interventions has received greater attention in recent years; however, there remains paucity of systematic investigations of the scaling up processes. We aim to investigate the ...

    Authors: Utsamani Cintyamena, Luthfi Azizatunnisa’, Riris Andono Ahmad and Yodi Mahendradhata

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:614

    Content type: Research article

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  11. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Paulo José Puccinelli, Taline Santos da Costa, Aldo Seffrin, Claudio Andre Barbosa de Lira, Rodrigo Luiz Vancini, Pantelis T. Nikolaidis, Beat Knechtle, Thomas Rosemann, Lee Hill and Marilia Santos Andrade

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:613

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2021 21:425

  12. With the advancing age of the population, and increasing demands on healthcare services, community participation has become an important consideration for healthy ageing. Low levels of community participation ...

    Authors: Claire Gough, Lucy K. Lewis, Christopher Barr, Anthony Maeder and Stacey George

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:612

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Psychological distress refers to non-specific symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression, and it is more common in women. Our aim was to investigate factors contributing to psychological distress in the workin...

    Authors: Satu Viertiö, Olli Kiviruusu, Maarit Piirtola, Jaakko Kaprio, Tellervo Korhonen, Mauri Marttunen and Jaana Suvisaari

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:611

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The Prime-Time Sister Circles® (PTSC) program is a multifaceted, community-based peer support intervention targeting African American women who are 40 to 75 years of age. It aims to reduce hypertension dispari...

    Authors: Chidinma A. Ibe, Danielle R. Haywood, Ciana Creighton, Yidan Cao, Angel Gabriel, Hossein Zare, Wehmah Jones, Manshu Yang, Michele Balamani, Marilyn Gaston, Gayle Porter, Denise L. Woods and Darrell J. Gaskin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:610

    Content type: Study protocol

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  15. Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) in intensive care units (ICUs) are among the avoidable morbidity and mortality causes. This study aimed at investigating the rate of ICU-acquired infections (ICU-AIs) in Iran.

    Authors: Neda Izadi, Babak Eshrati, Yadollah Mehrabi, Korosh Etemad and Seyed-Saeed Hashemi-Nazari

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:609

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Social inequalities in health threaten social cohesion and their investigation is an important research field. Monitoring the health of the population is necessary to identify health needs, design programs foc...

    Authors: P. Ellina, N. Middleton, E. Lambrinou and C. Kouta

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:608

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The effect of the COVID-19 outbreak has led policymakers around the world to attempt transmission control. However, lockdown and shutdown interventions have caused new social problems and designating policy re...

    Authors: Yong Ge, Wen-Bin Zhang, Jianghao Wang, Mengxiao Liu, Zhoupeng Ren, Xining Zhang, Chenghu Zhou and Zhaoxing Tian

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:604

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Given the emerging literature regarding the impacts of lockdown measures on mental health, this study aims to describe the psychosocial health of school-aged children and adolescents during the COVID-19 Safer-...

    Authors: Sarah L. McKune, Daniel Acosta, Nick Diaz, Kaitlin Brittain, Diana Joyce- Beaulieu, Anthony T. Maurelli and Eric J. Nelson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:603

    Content type: Research article

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  19. There is growing evidence that a range of pre-injury, injury related and post-injury factors influence social and health outcomes across the injury severity spectrum. This paper documents health related outcom...

    Authors: Kevin K. C. Hung, Annette Kifley, Katherine Brown, Jagnoor Jagnoor, Ashley Craig, Belinda Gabbe, Sarah Derrett, Michael Dinh, Bamini Gopinath and Ian D. Cameron

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:602

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Acne vulgaris, a highly prevalent multifactorial inflammatory skin disease, can be categorised into different severity and scarring grades based on the type, number, and severity of lesions. While many epidemi...

    Authors: Yee-How Say, Anna Hwee Sing Heng, Kavita Reginald, Yi Ru Wong, Keng Foo Teh, Smyrna Moti Rawanan Shah, Yang Yie Sio, Yu Ting Ng, Sri Anusha Matta, Sze Lei Pang and Fook Tim Chew

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:601

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The effect of ambient temperature on allergic rhinitis (AR) remains unclear. Accordingly, this study aimed to explore the relationship between ambient temperature and the risk of AR outpatients in Xinxiang, Ch...

    Authors: Jianhui Gao, Mengxue Lu, Yinzhen Sun, Jingyao Wang, Zhen An, Yue Liu, Juan Li, Zheng Jia, Weidong Wu and Jie Song

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:600

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Employees who engage in proactive burnout prevention can prevent burnout by changing aspects of the work, home, and personal domain. However, these proactive behaviors may be impeded by high initial levels of ...

    Authors: Madelon C. B. Otto, Joris Van Ruysseveldt, Nicole Hoefsmit and Karen Van Dam

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:599

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Opioid related overdoses and overdose deaths continue to constitute an urgent public health crisis. The implementation of naloxone programs, such as ‘take-home naloxone’ (THN), has emerged as a key interventio...

    Authors: Amina Moustaqim-Barrette, Damon Dhillon, Justin Ng, Kristen Sundvick, Farihah Ali, Tara Elton-Marshall, Pamela Leece, Katherine Rittenbach, Max Ferguson and Jane A. Buxton

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:597

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Applying heavy nationwide restrictions is a powerful method to curtail COVID-19 transmission but poses a significant humanitarian and economic crisis. Thus, it is essential to improve our understanding of COVI...

    Authors: Matan Yechezkel, Amit Weiss, Idan Rejwan, Edan Shahmoon, Shachaf Ben-Gal and Dan Yamin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:596

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Many countries currently recommend that screening for cervical cancer begin at the age of 25 years. Premature screening (before that age) could lead to unnecessary follow-up examinations and procedures that tu...

    Authors: Stéphanie Mignot, Virginie Ringa, Solène Vigoureux, Marie Zins, Henri Panjo, Pierre-Jean Saulnier and Xavier Fritel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:595

    Content type: Research article

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  26. The relationship between sleep duration and physical fitness is one aspect of sleep health. Potential factors associated with sleep duration interfere with physical fitness performance, but the impact trends o...

    Authors: Ming Gu, Chia-Chen Liu, Chi-Chieh Hsu, Chi-Jie Lu, Tian-Shyug Lee, Mingchih Chen and Chien-Chang Ho

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:594

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Adolescence represents a crucial phase of life where health behaviours, attitudes and social determinants can have lasting impacts on health quality across the life course. Unhealthy behaviour in young people ...

    Authors: Hannah R. Goss, Clare McDermott, Laura Hickey, Johann Issartel, Sarah Meegan, Janis Morrissey, Celine Murrin, Cameron Peers, Craig Smith, Ailbhe Spillane and Sarahjane Belton

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:593

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Supporting employees with chronic conditions can prevent work-related problems and facilitate sustainable employment. Various stakeholders are involved in providing support to these employees. Understanding th...

    Authors: A. R. Bosma, C. R. L. Boot, N. C. Snippen, F. G. Schaafsma and J. R. Anema

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:592

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Sleep plays an important role in the health and well-being of middle aged and elderly people, and social capital may be one of the important factors for sleep disorders. This study aimed to understand the rela...

    Authors: Wangla Ciren, Wanqi Yu, Qucuo Nima, Xiong Xiao, Junmin Zhou, Deji Suolang, Yajie Li, Xing Zhao, Peng Jia and Shujuan Yang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:591

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Canadian post-secondary students are considered to be at risk for chronic stress and languishing mental health, but there has been no longitudinal analysis of the available population-level data. The purpose o...

    Authors: Brooke Linden, Randall Boyes and Heather Stuart

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:590

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Health literacy is essential to self-care, which is an important precedence to improve the quality of healthcare services and a key factor in health. It also plays a pivotal role in decision-making in various ...

    Authors: Arezoo Yari, Marzieh Soofimajidpoor, Ghobad Moradi, Farzam Bidarpoor, Haidar Nadrian, Abedin Iranpoor, Mehdi Zokaie, Daem Raoshani, Nahid Ghotbi and Yadolah Zarezadeh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:589

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Mobility of workers living in one country and working in a different country has increased in the European Union. Exposed to commuting factors, cross-border workers (CBWs) constitute a potential high-risk popu...

    Authors: Lucas Nonnenmacher, Michèle Baumann, Etienne le Bihan, Philippe Askenazy and Louis Chauvel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:588

    Content type: Research article

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  33. As part of health system strengthening in South Africa (2012–2017) a new district health manager, taking a bottom-up approach, developed a suite of innovations to improve the processes of monthly district mana...

    Authors: Marsha Orgill, Bruno Marchal, Maylene Shung-King, Lwazikazi Sikuza and Lucy Gilson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:587

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Parents play a pivotal role in adolescent sexual health and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. Nurses are on the frontlines of healthcare and play a critical role in promoting HPV vaccination and parent-c...

    Authors: D. Santa Maria, C. Markham, S. M. Misra, D. C. Coleman, M. Lyons, C. Desormeaux, S. Cron and V. Guilamo-Ramos

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:585

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Impaired work ability and reduced life satisfaction due to long-term musculoskeletal pain, particularly in neck, shoulders and back, are considered occupational health problems that can result in workers takin...

    Authors: Mamunur Rashid, Marina Heiden, Annika Nilsson and Marja-Leena Kristofferzon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:584

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Emotional eating (EE), defined as eating in response to a range of emotions, has been previously associated with poor diet and obesity. Since there are limited data from non-Western populations, this study aim...

    Authors: Katherine Y. P. Sze, Eric K. P. Lee, Rufina H. W. Chan and Jean H. Kim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:583

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  37. Obesity, overweight and unemployment are interlinked, with debilitating effects on mortality, health, wellbeing and quality of life. Existing interventions to reduce overweight, obesity and unemployment have a...

    Authors: Sophia D. Amenyah, Jane Murphy and Lee-Ann Fenge

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:582

    Content type: Study protocol

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  38. Triglycerides are lipids in the human body that are produced from the consumption of daily food and drink. However, elevated serum triglycerides, also known as hypertriglyceridemia (HTG), are key biomarkers in...

    Authors: Panupong Upala, Tawatchai Apidechkul, Chanyanut Wongfu, Siriyaporn Khunthason, Niwed Kullawong, Vivat Keawdounglek, Chalitar Chomchoei, Fartima Yeemard and Ratipark Tamornpark

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:581

    Content type: Research article

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  39. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 pandemic a public health emergency of international concern. South Africa, like many other countries, initiated a multifaceted national response to the...

    Authors: Sibusiso Sifunda, Tholang Mokhele, Thabang Manyaapelo, Natisha Dukhi, Ronel Sewpaul, Whadi-Ah Parker, Saahier Parker, Inbarani Naidoo, Sean Jooste, Shandir Ramlagan, Razia Gaida, Musawenkosi Mabaso, Khangelani Zuma and Priscilla Reddy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:580

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  40. Globally, tobacco kills more than nine million people per year. Annually in Bangladesh, smoking accounts for 1.2 million illnesses and over one hundred fifty thousand deaths. Worldwide, about one out of five s...

    Authors: Tanvir Ahammed, Nasar U. Ahmed and Md Jamal Uddin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:579

    Content type: Research article

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  41. We evaluated whether occupancy modeling, an approach developed for detecting rare wildlife species, could overcome inherent accuracy limitations associated with rapid disease tests to generate fast, accurate, ...

    Authors: Jamie S. Sanderlin, Jessie D. Golding, Taylor Wilcox, Daniel H. Mason, Kevin S. McKelvey, Dean E. Pearson and Michael K. Schwartz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:577

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Global population data suggest that physical activity levels in children remain unacceptably low. Improved participation in organised sport has been recommended by the WHO as one strategy to improve population...

    Authors: Kathryn Reilly, Adrian Bauman, Lindsey Reece, Christophe Lecathelinais, Rachel Sutherland and Luke Wolfenden

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:570

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Early infant diagnosis (EID) of HIV, followed by effective care including antiretroviral therapy (ART), reduces infant mortality by 76% and HIV progression by 75%. In 2015, 50% of 1.2 million HIV-exposed infan...

    Authors: Douglas Gaitho, Freda Kinoti, Lawrence Mwaniki, Diana Kemunto, Victor Ogoti, Catherine Njigua, Elizabeth Kubo, Agnes Langat and Jared Mecha

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:569

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