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  1. Much research has shown that soy products inhibited various diseases. However, no published studies have examined the effects of consumption of soy and isoflavones on periodontal disease. The aim of this study...

    Authors: Keiko Tanaka, Satoshi Sasaki, Kentaro Murakami, Hitomi Okubo, Yoshiko Takahashi and Yoshihiro Miyake
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:39
  2. The HIV epidemic in Vietnam is still concentrated among high risk populations, including IDU and FSW. The response of the government has focused on the recognized high risk populations, mainly young male drug ...

    Authors: Thu Anh Nguyen, Pauline Oosterhoff, Anita Hardon, Hien Nguyen Tran, Roel A Coutinho and Pamela Wright
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:37
  3. Medical waste is infectious and hazardous. It poses serious threats to environmental health and requires specific treatment and management prior to its final disposal. The problem is growing with an ever-incre...

    Authors: M Manzurul Hassan, Shafiul Azam Ahmed, K Anisur Rahman and Tarit Kanti Biswas
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:36
  4. Cutaneous melanoma (CM) is a cancer usually associated with high socio-economic level in the literature. Few studies have, however, assessed this relationship by gender and site or the association between CM a...

    Authors: Beatriz Pérez-Gómez, Nuria Aragonés, Per Gustavsson, Virginia Lope, Gonzalo López-Abente and Marina Pollán
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:33
  5. The male excess risk of premature ischemic heart disease (IHD) mortality may be partially due to an unknown macro-environmental influence associated with economic development. We examined whether excess male r...

    Authors: C Mary Schooling, Tai Hing Lam, Sai Yin Ho, Kwok Hang Mak and Gabriel M Leung
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:32
  6. Several studies in the UK have suggested that women with learning disabilities may be less likely to receive cervical screening tests and a previous local study in had found that GPs considered screening unnec...

    Authors: Fiona Reynolds, Debbi Stanistreet and Peter Elton
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:30
  7. Self-poisoning is one of the most common methods of suicide worldwide. The intentional ingestion of pesticides is the main contributor to such deaths and in many parts of rural Asia pesticide self-poisoning is...

    Authors: Celie Manuel, David J Gunnell, Wim van der Hoek, Andrew Dawson, Ishika K Wijeratne and Flemming Konradsen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:26
  8. In Turkey, the studies have reported that the age at which sexual intercourse and sexual activity starts has been steadily declining. There is an urgent need to increase social and health services for young pe...

    Authors: Vildan Mevsim, Dilek Guldal, Nilgun Ozcakar and Ozge Saygin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:24
  9. A better understanding of how prostate cancer survivors differ from men without prostate cancer and whether these potential differences vary across demographic subgroups will help to focus and prioritize futur...

    Authors: Laura Q Rogers, Kerry S Courneya, Rammarayan Paragi-Gururaja, Stephen J Markwell and Remi Imeokparia
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:23
  10. The production of vinyl chloride (VC) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) involves the use of various chemicals, some known to be toxic and potentially or definitely carcinogenic. The related potential risk often has...

    Authors: Valerio Gennaro, Marcello Ceppi, Paolo Crosignani and Fabio Montanaro
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:21
  11. While evidence on the cost of mental illness is growing, little is known about the cost-effectiveness of programmes in the areas of mental health promotion (MHP) and mental disorder prevention (MDP). The paper...

    Authors: Ingrid Zechmeister, Reinhold Kilian and David McDaid
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:20
  12. Health problems, health behavior, and the consequences of bad health are often intertwined. There is a growing need among physicians, researchers and policy makers to obtain a comprehensive insight into the mu...

    Authors: Marjan van den Akker, Mark G Spigt, Lore De Raeve, Ben van Steenkiste, Job FM Metsemakers, Ernst J van Voorst and Hein de Vries
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:19
  13. With international concern over emerging infectious diseases (EID) and bioterrorist attacks, public health is being required to have early outbreak detection systems. A disease surveillance team was organized ...

    Authors: Tsung-Shu Joseph Wu, Fuh-Yuan Frank Shih, Muh-Yong Yen, Jiunn-Shyan Julian Wu, Shiou-Wen Lu, Kevin Chi-Ming Chang, Chao Hsiung, Jr-How Chou, Yu-Tseng Chu, Hang Chang, Chan-Hsien Chiu, Fu-Chiang Richard Tsui, Michael M Wagner, Ih-Jen Su and Chwan-Chuen King
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:18
  14. Epidemiological studies over the last decade have supplied growing evidence of an association between urbanization and the prevalence of psychiatric disorders. Our aim was to examine the link between levels of...

    Authors: Jack Dekker, Jaap Peen, Jurrijn Koelen, Filip Smit and Robert Schoevers
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:17
  15. Medical students develop interest in a specialty career during medical school based on knowledge and clinical experience of different specialties. How valid this knowledge is and how this knowledge relates to ...

    Authors: Marc BM Soethout, Olle TJ ten Cate and Gerrit van der Wal
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:14
  16. The Breast Health Surveys, conducted by the National Breast Cancer Centre (NBCC) in 1996 and 2003, are designed to gain insight into the knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of a nationally representative sampl...

    Authors: Elmer V Villanueva, Sandra Jones, Caroline Nehill, Simone Favelle, David Steel, Donald Iverson and Helen Zorbas
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:13
  17. Considering the high costs of sick leave and the consequences of sick leave for employees, an early return-to-work of employees with mental disorders is very important. Therefore, a workplace intervention is d...

    Authors: Sandra H van Oostrom, Johannes R Anema, Berend Terluin, Henrica CW de Vet, Dirk L Knol and Willem van Mechelen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:12
  18. Non-adherence to tuberculosis (TB) treatment is an important barrier for TB control programs because incomplete treatment may result in prolonged infectiousness, drug resistance, relapse, and death. The aim of...

    Authors: Mette Sagbakken, Jan C Frich and Gunnar Bjune
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:11
  19. The critical importance of improving the well-being of people with disabilities is highlighted in many national health plans. Self-reported health status is reduced both with age and among people with disabili...

    Authors: Eric W Jamoom, Willi Horner-Johnson, Rie Suzuki, Elena M Andresen and Vincent A Campbell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:10
  20. Delaying sexual initiation has been promoted as one of the methods of decreasing risks of HIV among young people. In traditional countries, such as Ethiopia, retaining virginity until marriage is the norm. How...

    Authors: Mitike Molla, Yemane Berhane and Bernt Lindtjørn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:9
  21. Mental ill health is a common condition in the general population, yet only about half of those with a mental disorder have treatment contact. Personal experience may affect attitudes, which in turn influence ...

    Authors: Karin M Dahlberg, Margda Waern and Bo Runeson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:8
  22. Poisoning is a significant public health problem worldwide and is one of the most common reasons for visiting emergency departments (EDs), but factors that help to predict overall poisoning-related fatality ha...

    Authors: Hsin-Ling Lee, Hung-Jung Lin, Steve Ting-Yuan Yeh, Chih-Hsien Chi and How-Ran Guo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:7
  23. Physician advice is an important motivator for attempting to stop smoking. However, physicians' lack of intervention with smokers has only modestly improved in the last decade. Although the literature includes...

    Authors: Francisco G Soto Mas, Héctor G Balcázar, Julia Valderrama Alberola and Chiehwen Ed Hsu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:5
  24. The HIV/AIDS epidemic remains of global significance and there is a need to target (a) the adolescent age-groups in which most new infections occur; and (b) sub-Saharan Africa where the greatest burden of the ...

    Authors: Virginia A Paul-Ebhohimhen, Amudha Poobalan and Edwin R van Teijlingen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:4
  25. Smoking prevalence differs significantly across Europe. In addition, there are considerable differences in tobacco control activities across European countries. The relationship between prevalence and policy i...

    Authors: Jochen René Thyrian, Demosthenes B Panagiotakos, Evangelos Polychronopoulos, Robert West, Witold Zatonski and Ulrich John
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:2
  26. Of all workers in Dutch construction industry, 20% has an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). A major risk factor for CVD risk is an unhealthy lifestyle. The aim of our study is to design a lifestyl...

    Authors: Iris F Groeneveld, Karin I Proper, Allard J van der Beek, Cor van Duivenbooden and Willem van Mechelen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2008 8:1
  27. Different groups of viruses have been shown to be responsible for acute diarrhea among children during their first few years of life. Epidemiological knowledge of viral agents is critical for the development o...

    Authors: Sabrina J Moyo, Njolstad Gro, Vainio Kirsti, Mecky I Matee, Jesse Kitundu, Samwel Y Maselle, Nina Langeland and Helge Myrmel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:359
  28. Health is vital to a child's learning in school and success in life. Therefore, early physical examination, and follow-up if necessary, would bring parents' attention to their child's health and would likely i...

    Authors: Rea-Jeng Yang, Jiunn-Jye Sheu, Huey-Shys Chen, Kuan-Chia Lin and Hsiu-Li Huang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:358
  29. Evidence is accumulating that pesticide self-poisoning is one of the most commonly used methods of suicide worldwide, but the magnitude of the problem and the global distribution of these deaths is unknown.

    Authors: David Gunnell, Michael Eddleston, Michael R Phillips and Flemming Konradsen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:357

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  30. Smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis (SNPTB) accounts for 30% of Pulmonary Tuberculosis (PTB) cases reported annually in developing nations. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) may provide an alternative for the ...

    Authors: Luciene Cardoso Scherer, Rosa Dea Sperhacke, Carla Jarczewski, Patrícia I Cafrune, Simone Minghelli, Marta Osório Ribeiro, Fernanda CQ Mello, Antonio Ruffino-Netto, Maria LR Rossetti and Afrânio L Kritski
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:356
  31. Fecal incontinence (FI) is defined as the recurrent involuntary excretion of feces in inappropriate places or at inappropriate times. It is a major and highly embarrassing health care problem which affects abo...

    Authors: Esther MJ Bols, Bary CM Berghmans, Erik JM Hendriks, Rob A de Bie, Jarno Melenhorst, Wim G van Gemert and Cor GMI Baeten
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:355
  32. We aimed to explore the agreement among World Health Organization (WHO), European Group for the Study of Insulin Resistance (EGIR), National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP), American College of Endocrinol...

    Authors: Ahmet Selcuk Can and Thomas P Bersot
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:353
  33. Crete has been of great epidemiological interest ever since the publication of the Seven Countries Study. In 1988 a well-defined area of rural Crete was studied, with only scarce signs of coronary heart diseas...

    Authors: Ioannis K Karalis, Athanasios K Alegakis, Antonios G Kafatos, Antonios D Koutis, Panos E Vardas and Christos D Lionis
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:351
  34. The early diagnosis of atherosclerotic disease is essential for developing preventive strategies in populations at high risk and acting when the disease is still asymptomatic. A low ankle-arm index (AAI) is a ...

    Authors: María Teresa Alzamora, José Miguel Baena-Díez, Marta Sorribes, Rosa Forés, Pere Toran, Marisa Vicheto, Guillem Pera, María Dolores Reina, Carlos Albaladejo, Judith Llussà, Magda Bundó, Amparo Sancho, Antonio Heras, Joan Rubiés and Juan Francisco Arenillas
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:348

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