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  1. The overall number of cancer cases is increasing and, therefore, strengthening cancer prevention has become a priority. The institutions responsible for its control establish guidelines for primary prevention....

    Authors: Alberto Lana, Maria Olivo del Valle, Santiago López, Goretti Faya-Ornia and Maria Luisa López
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:357
  2. This paper examines the potential for community conversations to strengthen positive responses to HIV in resource-poor environments. Community conversations are an intervention method through which local peopl...

    Authors: Catherine Campbell, Mercy Nhamo, Kerry Scott, Claudius Madanhire, Constance Nyamukapa, Morten Skovdal and Simon Gregson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:354
  3. Many studies have examined the risk factors for HCC (including hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, aflatoxin, retinol, cigarette smoking, and alcohol consumption). However, data from previous studies on the ...

    Authors: Horng-Jeng Shyu, Chia-Chi Lung, Chien-Chang Ho, Yi-Hua Iris Sun, Pei-Chieh Ko, Jing-Yang Huang, Chia-Chen Pan, Yi-Chen Chiang, Shih-Chang Chen and Yung-Po Liaw
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:352
  4. Conventional screening for hypothyroidism is controversial. Although hypothyroidism is underdiagnosed, many organizations do not recommend screening, citing low disease prevalence in unselected populations. We...

    Authors: Gay J Canaris, Thomas G Tape and Robert S Wigton
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:351
  5. Northwestern Nicaragua has a high prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) of unknown cause among young adult men. In addition, frequent occurrence of urinary tract infections (UTI) among men and a dysuria s...

    Authors: Oriana Ramirez-Rubio, Daniel R Brooks, Juan Jose Amador, James S Kaufman, Daniel E Weiner and Madeleine Kangsen Scammell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:350
  6. Physical inactivity among children is an increasing problem that adversely affects children’s health. A better understanding of factors which affect physical activity (PA) will help create effective interventi...

    Authors: Sandra Ortlieb, Gabriel Schneider, Sibylle Koletzko, Dietrich Berdel, Andrea von Berg, Carl-Peter Bauer, Beate Schaaf, Olf Herbarth, Irina Lehmann, Barbara Hoffmann, Joachim Heinrich and Holger Schulz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:349
  7. Weight control is cited by some people, especially adolescent girls, as a reason for commencing smoking or not quitting. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between smoking behaviour and bein...

    Authors: Daniel F Mackay, Linsay Gray and Jill P Pell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:348
  8. The effects of air pollution on the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, and the resulting impacts on public health, have been widely studied. However, little is known about the effect of air pollution on t...

    Authors: Seung Seok Han, Sunhee Kim, Yunhee Choi, Suhnggwon Kim and Yon Su Kim
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:347
  9. Prior studies have demonstrated that time perspective—the propensity to consider short-versus long-term consequences of one’s actions—is a potentially important predictor of health-related behaviors, including...

    Authors: Genevieve Sansone, Geoffrey T Fong, Peter A Hall, Romain Guignard, François Beck, Ute Mons, Martina Pötschke-Langer, Hua-Hie Yong, Mary E Thompson, Maizurah Omar and Yuan Jiang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:346
  10. Birthweight and gestational age are associated with socioeconomic deprivation, but the evidence in relation to temporal changes in these associations is sparse. We investigated changes in the associations betw...

    Authors: Svetlana V Glinianaia, Rakesh Ghosh, Judith Rankin, Mark S Pearce, Louise Parker and Tanja Pless-Mulloli
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:345
  11. During the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, Australian public health officials closed schools as a strategy to mitigate the spread of the infection. This article examines school communities’ understanding of, and...

    Authors: Annette Braunack-Mayer, Rebecca Tooher, Joanne E Collins, Jackie M Street and Helen Marshall
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:344
  12. The use of incentives to promote smoking cessation is a promising technique for increasing the effectiveness of interventions. This study evaluated the smoking cessation outcomes and factors associated with su...

    Authors: Andrew Radley, Paul Ballard, Douglas Eadie, Susan MacAskill, Louise Donnelly and David Tappin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:343
  13. Cash transfer programmes are increasingly recognised as promising and scalable interventions that can promote the health and development of children. However, concerns have been raised about the potential for ...

    Authors: Morten Skovdal, Phyllis Mushati, Laura Robertson, Shungu Munyati, Lorraine Sherr, Constance Nyamukapa and Simon Gregson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:342
  14. Maternal exposure to tobacco smoke during pregnancy is associated with detrimental effects on the mother and the fetus including; impaired fetal growth, low birth weight and preterm delivery. In utero exposure...

    Authors: Hayfaa A Wahabi, Rasmieh A Alzeidan, Amel A Fayed, Ahmed Mandil, Ghadeer Al-Shaikh and Samia A Esmaeil
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:341
  15. The aim was to investigate possible associations between glioma (an aggressive type of brain cancer) and occupational exposure to selected agents: combustion products (diesel and gasoline exhaust emissions, be...

    Authors: Aude Lacourt, Elisabeth Cardis, Javier Pintos, Lesley Richardson, Laurel Kincl, Geza Benke, Sarah Fleming, Martine Hours, Daniel Krewski, Dave McLean, Marie-Elise Parent, Siegal Sadetzki, Klaus Schlaefer, Brigitte Schlehofer, Jerome Lavoue, Martie van Tongeren…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:340
  16. Schools can play an important role in the prevention of obesity, e.g. by providing an environment that stimulates healthy eating habits and by developing a food policy to provide such an environment. The effec...

    Authors: Wilke JC van Ansem, Carola TM Schrijvers, Gerda Rodenburg, Albertine J Schuit and Dike van de Mheen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:339
  17. In Catalonia, a law was passed in 2010 to incorporate HIV infection as a mandatory disease and to reduce under-reporting, perform follow-up and to improve prevention. Currently, there are studies that describe...

    Authors: Juliana M Reyes-Urueña, Patricia García de Olalla, Santiago Perez-Hoyos and Joan A Caylà
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:338
  18. In Tak province of Thailand, a number of adolescent students who migrated from Burma have resided in the boarding houses of migrant schools. This study investigated mental health status and its relationship wi...

    Authors: Takeshi Akiyama, Thar Win, Cynthia Maung, Paw Ray, Kayako Sakisaka, Aya Tanabe, Jun Kobayashi and Masamine Jimba
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:337
  19. Prior research demonstrated a need and opportunity to target smokers calling a free, state-funded tobacco quitline to provide behavioral counseling for oral health promotion; however, it is unclear whether the...

    Authors: Jennifer B McClure, Karin Riggs, Jackie St John and Sheryl L Catz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:336
  20. Bullying (Bull) is a public health problem worldwide, and Mexico is not exempt. However, its epidemiology and early detection in our country is limited, in part, by the lack of validated tests to ensure the re...

    Authors: Arnulfo Ramos-Jimenez, Abraham Wall-Medrano, Oscar Esparza-Del Villar and Rosa P Hernández-Torres
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:334
  21. Whereas the safety of teens in early licensing countries has been extensively studied, little is known about the safety of pre-license teens in late licensing countries, where these teens also may be at risk. ...

    Authors: Divera Twisk, Niels Bos, Jean T Shope and Gerjo Kok
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:333
  22. In areas where visceral leishmaniasis (VL) and malaria are co-endemic, co-infections are common. Clinical implications range from potential diagnostic delay to increased disease-related morbidity, as compared ...

    Authors: Erika van den Bogaart, Marieke MZ Berkhout, Ayman BYM Nour, Pètra F Mens, Al-Badawi A Talha, Emily R Adams, Hashim BM Ahmed, Samira H Abdelrahman, Koert Ritmeijer, Bakri YM Nour and Henk DFH Schallig
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:332
  23. Numerous studies have examined the association between heavy metal contamination (including arsenic [As], cadmium [Cd], chromium [Cr], copper [Cu], mercury [Hg], nickel [Ni], lead [Pb], and zinc [Zn]) and lung...

    Authors: Hsien-Hung Huang, Jing-Yang Huang, Chia-Chi Lung, Chih-Lung Wu, Chien-Chang Ho, Yi-Hua Sun, Pei-Chieh Ko, Shih-Yung Su, Shih-Chang Chen and Yung-Po Liaw
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:330
  24. Sickness absence is a public health problem with economic consequences for individuals and society. Although sickness absence and chronic diseases are correlated, few studies exist concerning the role of chron...

    Authors: Brynja Ármannsdóttir, Ann-Charlotte Mårdby, Inger Haukenes and Gunnel Hensing
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:329
  25. Tobacco and low socioeconomic status have been acknowledged as potential risk factors for upper aero-digestive tract (UADT) cancers in North America. In context of reducing adult male smoking prevalence (by ov...

    Authors: Sonica Singhal, Carlos R Quiñonez and Prabhat Jha
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:328
  26. Central obesity is thought to be more pathogenic than overall obesity and studies have shown that the association between waist circumference (WC) and mortality was strongest in those with a normal body mass i...

    Authors: Tingting Du, Xingxing Sun, Ping Yin, Rui Huo, Chaochao Ni and Xuefeng Yu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:327
  27. Back problems and arthritis are common chronic conditions, while having back problems is a frequent reason for lost work time. The objective of this study was to investigate employment status amongst individua...

    Authors: Lauren Churcher, Christina H Chan and Elizabeth M Badley
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:326
  28. Household survey data of Changlang district, Arunachal Pradesh, were used in the present study to assess the prevalence of opium use among different tribes, and to examine the association between sociodemograp...

    Authors: Himanshu K Chaturvedi, Jagadish Mahanta, Ram C Bajpai and Arvind Pandey
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:325
  29. Primary care is an important setting for smoking cessation interventions. There is evidence for the effectiveness of tailored interventions for smoking cessation, and text messaging interventions for smoking c...

    Authors: Stephen Sutton, Susan Smith, James Jamison, Sue Boase, Dan Mason, A Toby Prevost, James Brimicombe, Melanie Sloan, Hazel Gilbert and Felix Naughton
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:324
  30. Since a decline in activity levels occurs in adolescence, active transport could be important to increase daily physical activity in older adolescents (17–18 years). To promote active transport, it is necessar...

    Authors: Dorien Simons, Peter Clarys, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Bas de Geus, Corneel Vandelanotte and Benedicte Deforche
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:323
  31. In 1988, WHO estimated around 787,000 newborns deaths due to neonatal tetanus. Despite few success stories majority of the Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) are still struggling to reduce neonatal mortal...

    Authors: Adeel Ahmed Khan, Aysha Zahidie and Fauziah Rabbani
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:322
  32. The Brazilian National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTCP) recommended the fixed-dose four-drug combination (FDC-RHZE) regimen to treat new tuberculosis cases in December 2009, expecting to increase adherence ...

    Authors: José Ueleres Braga, Deborah Araújo da Conceição and Anete Trajman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:321
  33. Self-rated health (SRH), a subjective assessment of health status, is extensively used in the public health field. However, whether SRH can reflect the objective health status is still debatable. We aim to rev...

    Authors: Shunquan Wu, Rui Wang, Yanfang Zhao, Xiuqiang Ma, Meijing Wu, Xiaoyan Yan and Jia He
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:320
  34. It is a widely held notion that alcohol abuse is related to mental distress in the spouse. Research has substantiated this notion by showing a tendency for spouses of alcohol abusers to experience more mental ...

    Authors: Kamilla Rognmo, Fartein Ask Torvik, Espen Røysamb and Kristian Tambs
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:319
  35. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes has rapidly increased in the Taiwanese population with the increasing prevalence of a sedentary lifestyle and high-calorie dietary intake. This study aims to determine the ann...

    Authors: Cheng-Chieh Lin, Chia-Ing Li, Chih-Yi Hsiao, Chiu-Shong Liu, Sing-Yu Yang, Cheng-Chun Lee and Tsai-Chung Li
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:318
  36. Low 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels are a global health problem with northern countries such as Canada at particular risk. A number of sociodemographic factors have been reported to be associated with low vitamin D...

    Authors: Christopher Naugler, Jianguo Zhang, Dan Henne, Paul Woods and Brenda R Hemmelgarn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:316
  37. In 2008, a new forensic hospital was opened as a totally smoke-free facility. This study describes the attitudes and experience of mental health professionals working in the high secure mental health facility ...

    Authors: Angela M Hehir, Devon Indig, Shani Prosser and Vicki A Archer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:315
  38. Dietary diversity is recognized as a key element of a high quality diet. However, diets that offer a greater variety of energy-dense foods could increase food intake and body weight. The aim of this study was ...

    Authors: Ranil Jayawardena, Nuala M Byrne, Mario J Soares, Prasad Katulanda, Bijesh Yadav and Andrew P Hills
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:314
  39. The number of elderly individuals living alone is rising, especially in rural areas of China, and their health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is an increasing public health concern. However, little is known a...

    Authors: Ning Liu, Lingxia Zeng, Zhe Li and Jue Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:313
  40. Since malaria is one of the foremost public health problems in Ethiopia, assessment of situation of the disease, and communities’ knowledge and perceptions about malaria is necesary to institute appropriate pr...

    Authors: Andargie Abate, Abraham Degarege and Berhanu Erko
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:312
  41. To investigate the prevalence and risk factors of visual impairment associated with refractive error and the unmet need for spectacles in a special suburban senior population in Baoshan District of Shanghai, o...

    Authors: Mengjun Zhu, Xiaowei Tong, Rong Zhao, Xiangui He, Huijuan Zhao, Meiling Liu and Jianfeng Zhu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:311
  42. In 2010, the Swedish government introduced a system of subsidies for occupational health (OH) service interventions, as a part in a general policy promoting early return to work. The aim of this study was to a...

    Authors: Christian Ståhl, Allan Toomingas, Carl Åborg, Kerstin Ekberg and Katarina Kjellberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:310
  43. The IPEN (International Physical Activity and Environment Network) Adult project seeks to conduct pooled analyses of associations of perceived neighborhood environment, as measured by the Neighborhood Environm...

    Authors: Ester Cerin, Terry L Conway, Kelli L Cain, Jacqueline Kerr, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Neville Owen, Rodrigo S Reis, Olga L Sarmiento, Erica A Hinckson, Deborah Salvo, Lars B Christiansen, Duncan J MacFarlane, Rachel Davey, Josef Mitáš, Ines Aguinaga-Ontoso and James F Sallis
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:309
  44. Rapid scale-up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and limited access to genotyping assays in low-resource settings (LRS) are inevitably accompanied by an increasing risk of HIV drug resistance (HIVDR). The curren...

    Authors: Joseph Fokam, Serge C Billong, Bissek Anne C ZK, Etienne Kembou, Pascal Milenge, Ibile Abessouguie, Armand S Nkwescheu, Zephirin Tsomo, Avelin F Aghokeng, Grace D Ngute, Peter M Ndumbe, Vittorio Colizzi and Jean BN Elat
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:308
  45. Improving academic achievement and reducing the rates of obesity in elementary school students are both of considerable interest. Increased physical activity during academic instruction time during school offe...

    Authors: Joseph E Donnelly, Jerry L Greene, Cheryl A Gibson, Debra K Sullivan, David M Hansen, Charles H Hillman, John Poggio, Matthew S Mayo, Bryan K Smith, Kate Lambourne, Stephen D Herrmann, Mark Scudder, Jessica L Betts, Jeffery J Honas and Richard A Washburn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:307
  46. The lack of conclusive results and the scarce use of the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III (MCMI-III) in the study of the relationship between smoking and personality are the reasons that motivated the ...

    Authors: Bárbara Piñeiro, Ana López-Durán, Elena Fernández del Río, Úrsula Martínez and Elisardo Becoña
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:306
  47. Public authorities in European countries are paying increasing attention to the promotion of work ability throughout working life and the best method to monitor work ability in populations of workers is becomi...

    Authors: Mehdi El Fassi, Valery Bocquet, Nicole Majery, Marie Lise Lair, Sophie Couffignal and Philippe Mairiaux
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13:305

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