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  1. Health systems have experienced unprecedented stress in recent years, and as yet no consensus has emerged as to how to deal with the multiple burden of disease in the context of HIV and AIDS and other competin...

    Authors: Françoise Jenniskens, Georges Tiendrebeogo, Anne Coolen, Lucie Blok, Seni Kouanda, Fuseini Sataru, Andriamampianina Ralisimalala, Victor Mwapasa, Mbela Kiyombo and David Plummer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1071
  2. Occupational heavy lifting is known to impose a high cardiovascular strain, but the risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD) from occupational heavy lifting is unknown. The objective was to investigate the associa...

    Authors: Christina B Petersen, Louise Eriksen, Janne S Tolstrup, Karen Søgaard, Morten Grønbæk and Andreas Holtermann
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1070
  3. The fishing communities are among population groups that are most at risk of HIV infection, with some studies putting the HIV prevalence at 5 to 10 times higher than in the general population. Alcohol consumpt...

    Authors: Nazarius M Tumwesigye, Lynn Atuyambe, Rhoda K Wanyenze, Simon PS Kibira, Qing Li, Fred Wabwire-Mangen and Glenn Wagner
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1069
  4. To investigate the changing circumcision rate in South Korea in the last decade and to propose underlying causes for this change, in the context of the present fluctuating world-wide trends in circumcision.

    Authors: DaiSik Kim, Sung-Ae Koo and Myung-Geol Pang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1067
  5. Although the wearing of face masks in public has not been recommended for preventing influenza, these devices are often worn in many Asian countries during the influenza season. In Japan, it is thought that su...

    Authors: Koji Wada, Kuniko Oka-Ezoe and Derek R Smith
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1065
  6. A sound understanding of community perceptions and experiences regarding barriers to a healthy diet is a prerequisite for the design of effective interventions aimed at prevention of diet-related non-communica...

    Authors: Maryam Farahmand, Fahimeh Ramezani Tehrani, Parisa Amiri and Fereidoun Azizi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1064
  7. Invasive meningococcal disease remains an important cause of serious morbidity and mortality in children and young people. There is a growing body of literature to suggest that exposure to passive smoke may pl...

    Authors: Rachael L Murray, John Britton and Jo Leonardi-Bee
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1062
  8. The number of people newly infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been decreasing in sub-Saharan Africa, but prevalence of the infection remains unacceptably high among young people. Despite the ...

    Authors: Linda B Mlunde, Krishna C Poudel, Bruno F Sunguya, Jessie K K Mbwambo, Junko Yasuoka, Keiko Otsuka, Omary Ubuguyu and Masamine Jimba
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1061
  9. The aims of this study were to examine temporal trends in the prevalence of sufficient moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity (MVPA), high levels of screen time, combined measures of these behaviors ...

    Authors: Mitch J Duncan, Corneel Vandelanotte, Cristina Caperchione, Christine Hanley and W Kerry Mummery
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1060
  10. Homelessness and poverty are important social problems, and reducing the prevalence of homelessness and the incidence of injury and illness among people who are homeless would have significant financial, socie...

    Authors: Jane Topolovec-Vranic, Naomi Ennis, Angela Colantonio, Michael D Cusimano, Stephen W Hwang, Pia Kontos, Donna Ouchterlony and Vicky Stergiopoulos
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1059
  11. People living with HIV/AIDS have substantially greater need for water, sanitation, and hygiene. Encouraging hygiene education for People Living with HIV/AIDS in home based care services and additional support ...

    Authors: Walelegn W Yallew, Mamo W Terefe, Thomas E Herchline, Hardeep R Sharma, Bikes D Bitew, Manay W Kifle, Desalegn M Tetemke, Mekuriaw A Tefera and Mesafint M Adane
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1057
  12. Vaccines are highly effective at preventing infectious diseases in children, and prevention is especially important in resource-limited countries where treatment is difficult to access. In Honduras, the World ...

    Authors: Yuan He, Alan Zarychta, Joseph B Ranz, Mary Carroll, Lori M Singleton, Paria M Wilson and Elizabeth P Schlaudecker
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1056
  13. Tanzania is among the countries in the world where the cervical cancer incidence is estimated to be highest. Acknowledging an increase in the burden of cervical cancer, VIA was implemented as a regional cervic...

    Authors: Crispin Kahesa, Susanne Kruger Kjaer, Twalib Ngoma, Julius Mwaiselage, Myassa Dartell, Thomas Iftner and Vibeke Rasch
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1055
  14. Pathologists are highly trained medical professionals who play an essential part in the diagnosis and therapy planning of malignancies and inflammatory diseases. Their work is associated with potential health ...

    Authors: Florian Rudolf Fritzsche, Constanze Ramach, Davide Soldini, Rosmarie Caduff, Marianne Tinguely, Estelle Cassoly, Holger Moch and Antony Stewart
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1054
  15. The underlying mechanisms of overweight and obesity in adolescents are still not fully understood. The aim of this study was to investigate modifiable and non-modifiable correlates of weight status among 1103 ...

    Authors: May Grydeland, Ingunn H Bergh, Mona Bjelland, Nanna Lien, Lene F Andersen, Yngvar Ommundsen, Knut-Inge Klepp and Sigmund A Anderssen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1053
  16. A potential new treatment in smoking cessation and relapse prevention is nicotine vaccination which is based on active immunization against the nicotine molecule. This immunization will elicit the immune syste...

    Authors: Philippe HJ Hoogsteder, Daniel Kotz, Paul I van Spiegel, Wolfgang Viechtbauer, Ruth Brauer, Paul D Kessler, Matthew W Kalnik, Raafat EF Fahim and Onno CP van Schayck
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1052
  17. Restricting antibiotics sales to those with medical prescriptions only is a central strategy for promoting appropriate use and containing antibiotic resistance; however, many low and middle income countries ha...

    Authors: Anahí Dreser, Edna Vázquez-Vélez, Sandra Treviño and Veronika J Wirtz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1051
  18. Information regarding dietary nutrient intake during tuberculosis disease is lacking. We established the relationship between disease severity or wasting during pulmonary tuberculosis and nutrient intake.

    Authors: Ezekiel Mupere, Isabel M Parraga, Daniel J Tisch, Harriet K Mayanja and Christopher C Whalen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1050
  19. The proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel is one of two indicators used to measure progress towards Millennium Development Goal 5, which aims for a 75% reduction in global maternal mortalit...

    Authors: Shahrzad Joharifard, Stephen Rulisa, Francine Niyonkuru, Andrew Weinhold, Felix Sayinzoga, Jeffrey Wilkinson, Jan Ostermann and Nathan M Thielman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1049
  20. High out-of-pocket-expenditure (OOPE) deters families from seeking skilled/institutional care. ‘Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY), a conditional cash transfer programme launched in 2005 to mitigate OOPE and to promote...

    Authors: Hanimi Reddy Modugu, Manish Kumar, Ashok Kumar and Christopher Millett
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1048
  21. The aims of this study were to assess the seroprevalence of vaccine-preventable infections in Emirati medical students, and to provide scientific evidence for implementation of a cost-effective immunization gu...

    Authors: Mohamud Sheek-Hussein, Rayhan Hashmey, Ahmed R Alsuwaidi, Fatima Al Maskari, Leena Amiri and Abdul-Kader Souid
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1047
  22. For accurate estimation of the future burden of communicable diseases, the dynamics of the population at risk – namely population growth and population ageing – need to be taken into account. Accurate burden e...

    Authors: Scott A McDonald, Alies van Lier, Dietrich Plass and Mirjam EE Kretzschmar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1046
  23. The mechanisms underlying socioeconomic inequalities in mortality from cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are largely unknown. We studied the contribution of childhood socioeconomic conditions and adulthood risk fa...

    Authors: Carlijn BM Kamphuis, Gavin Turrell, Katrina Giskes, Johan P Mackenbach and Frank J van Lenthe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1045
  24. Diabetes has become a major public health problem in China. Support of patient self-management is a key component of effective diabetes care and improved patient outcomes. A series of peer-led community-based ...

    Authors: Shengsheng Liu, Anhua Bi, Dongbo Fu, Hua Fu, Wei Luo, Xiaoying Ma and Liyan Zhuang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1043
  25. Obesity remains a major public health challenge, demanding cost-effective and scalable weight management programs. Delivering key treatment components via mobile technology offers a potential way to reduce exp...

    Authors: Christine A Pellegrini, Jennifer M Duncan, Arlen C Moller, Joanna Buscemi, Alyson Sularz, Andrew DeMott, Alex Pictor, Sherry Pagoto, Juned Siddique and Bonnie Spring
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1041
  26. Nearly one in five 4-year-old children in the United States are obese, with low-income children almost twice as likely to be obese as their middle/upper-income peers. Few obesity prevention programs for low-in...

    Authors: Alison L Miller, Mildred A Horodynski, Holly E Brophy Herb, Karen E Peterson, Dawn Contreras, Niko Kaciroti, Julie Staples-Watson and Julie C Lumeng
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1040
  27. In resource- poor settings, verbal autopsy data are often reviewed by physicians in order to assign the probable cause of death. But in addition to being time and energy consuming, the method is liable to prod...

    Authors: Sebsibe Tadesse and Takele Tadesse
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1039
  28. Food insecurity is a significant public health problem in North America and elsewhere. The prevalence of food insecurity varies by country of residence; within countries, it is strongly associated with househo...

    Authors: Megan Ann Carter, Lise Dubois, Mark S Tremblay and Monica Taljaard
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1038
  29. While the interest of health promotion researchers in change methods directed at the target population has a long tradition, interest in change methods directed at the environment is still developing. In this ...

    Authors: Gerjo Kok, Nell H Gottlieb, Robert Panne and Chris Smerecnik
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1037
  30. Dietary inequality, via socio-economic inequality, may involve several mechanisms. Different aspects of adolescents’ socio-economic circumstances should therefore be considered in order to make effective inter...

    Authors: Anne-Siri Fismen, Oddrun Samdal and Torbjørn Torsheim
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1036
  31. Social support has proved to be one of the most effective factors on the success of diabetic self-care. This study aimed to develop a scale for evaluating social support for self-care in middle-aged patients (...

    Authors: Shohreh Naderimagham, Shamsaddin Niknami, Farid Abolhassani, Ebrahim Hajizadeh and Ali Montazeri
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1035

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