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  1. Most research pertaining to childhood obesity has assessed the effectiveness of preventative interventions, while relatively little has been done to advance knowledge in the treatment of obesity. Thus, a 4-wee...

    Authors: Luc J Martin, Shauna M Burke, Sheree Shapiro, Albert V Carron, Jennifer D Irwin, Robert Petrella, Harry Prapavessis and Kevin Shoemaker
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:277
  2. In the Mexican population metabolic syndrome (MS) is highly prevalent. It is well documented that regular physical activity (PA) prevents coronary diseases, type 2 diabetes and MS. Most studies of PA have focu...

    Authors: Pablo Méndez-Hernández, Yvonne Flores, Carole Siani, Michel Lamure, L Darina Dosamantes-Carrasco, Elizabeth Halley-Castillo, Gerardo Huitrón, Juan O Talavera, Katia Gallegos-Carrillo and Jorge Salmerón
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:276
  3. Recent studies have shown that adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are underreported. This may be particularly true of ADRs associated with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Data on CAM-related ADRs, how...

    Authors: Manuela Tabali, Elke Jeschke, Angelina Bockelbrink, Claudia M Witt, Stefan N Willich, Thomas Ostermann and Harald Matthes
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:274
  4. Weight comments are commonly received by adolescents, but the accuracy of the comments and their effects on weight misperception are unclear. We assessed the prevalence and accuracy of weight comments received...

    Authors: Wing-Sze Lo, Sai-Yin Ho, Kwok-Kei Mak, Yuen-Kwan Lai and Tai-Hing Lam
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:271
  5. There has emerged growing recognition of the link between housing and health. Since Vancouver, Canada has had increasing concerns with homelessness brought about by urban renewal in the lead-up to the 2010 Win...

    Authors: Christina Kim, Thomas Kerr, Kathy Li, Ruth Zhang, Mark W Tyndall, Julio SG Montaner and Evan Wood
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:270
  6. Rubella is an infectious and generally mild childhood viral disease. The disease is of public health importance because infection acquired during early pregnancy often results in foetal abnormalities that are ...

    Authors: Janeth J Kombich, Paul C Muchai, Peter Tukei and Peter K Borus
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:269
  7. Iron deficiency, anemia and hookworm disease are important public health problems for women of reproductive age living in developing countries and affect the health of newborns and infants. Iron supplementatio...

    Authors: Tran Q Phuc, Seema Mihrshahi, Gerard J Casey, Luong B Phu, Nong T Tien, Sonia R Caruana, Tran D Thach, Antonio Montresor and Beverley-Ann Biggs
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:266
  8. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is potentially effective measures to identify individuals at risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and type 2 diabetes. To verify the hypothesis that smoking cessation may increase the...

    Authors: Asahi Hishida, Atsushi Koyama, Akiko Tomota, Shirou Katase, Yatami Asai and Nobuyuki Hamajima
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:263
  9. Adverse psychosocial work environments may lead to impaired mental health, but it is still a matter of conjecture if demonstrated associations are causal or biased. We aimed at verifying whether poor psychosoc...

    Authors: Jens Peter E Bonde, Torsten Munch-Hansen, Joanna Wieclaw, Niels Westergaard-Nielsen and Esben Agerbo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:262
  10. Anemia due to iron deficiency is recognized as one of the major nutritional deficiencies in women and children in developing countries. Daily iron supplementation for pregnant women is recommended in many coun...

    Authors: Gerard J Casey, Tran Q Phuc, Lachlan MacGregor, Antonio Montresor, Seema Mihrshahi, Tran D Thach, Nong T Tien and Beverley-Ann Biggs
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:261
  11. Medical liability concerns centered around maternity care have widespread public health implications, as restrictions in physician scope of practice may threaten quality of and access to care in the current cl...

    Authors: Andrew S Coco, Donna Cohen, Michael A Horst and Angela S Gambler
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:257
  12. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among the youth are an increasing challenge for public health in Europe. This study provided estimates of men's (18–25 years) sexual risk behaviour and self-reported STIs...

    Authors: Minna Nikula, Mika Gissler, Vesa Jormanainen, Made Laanpere, Heikki Kunnas, Elina Haavio-Mannila and Elina Hemminki
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:256
  13. There is currently a trend towards unsafe unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) among men who have sex with men. We evaluated a short individual counselling session on reducing UAI among gay and bisexual men.

    Authors: Mireille EG Wolfers, John BF de Wit, Harm J Hospers, Jan H Richardus and Onno de Zwart
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:255
  14. In the UK, parental consent for the routine vaccination of 12–13 year olds schoolgirls against human papillomavirus (HPV) is recommended, although legally girls may be able to consent themselves. As part of a ...

    Authors: Rebecca Stretch, Rosemary McCann, Stephen A Roberts, Peter Elton, David Baxter and Loretta Brabin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:254
  15. Physical activity declines as children approach puberty. Research has focussed on psychosocial, environmental, and demographic determinants. This paper explores how family and socioeconomic factors are related...

    Authors: Rowan Brockman, Russell Jago, Kenneth R Fox, Janice L Thompson, Kim Cartwright and Angie S Page
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:253
  16. Infants in utero during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 may have been negatively affected by maternal stress. Studies to date have produced contradictory results.

    Authors: Skye M Endara, Margaret AK Ryan, Carter J Sevick, Ava Marie S Conlin, Caroline A Macera and Tyler C Smith
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:252
  17. In primary care, up to 74% of physical symptoms is classified as unexplained. These symptoms can cause high levels of distress and healthcare utilization. Cognitive behavioral therapy has shown to be effective...

    Authors: Lyonne NL Zonneveld, Adriaan van 't Spijker, Jan Passchier, Jan J van Busschbach and Hugo J Duivenvoorden
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:251
  18. Depressive and anxiety symptoms in older adults could develop into significant health problems with detrimental effects on quality of life and a possibly poor prognosis. Therefore, there is a need for preventi...

    Authors: Jojanneke Korte, Ernst T Bohlmeijer and Filip Smit
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:250
  19. European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) was founded in 2003 by the European Parliament and Council. It is a partnership of 14 European Union (EU) member states, Norway, Switzerlan...

    Authors: Mecky I Matee, Christine Manyando, Peter M Ndumbe, Tumani Corrah, Walter G Jaoko, Andrew Y Kitua, Herman PA Ambene, Mathieu Ndounga, Lynn Zijenah, David Ofori-Adjei, Simon Agwale, Steven Shongwe, Thomas Nyirenda and Michael Makanga
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:249
  20. An irregular bedtime schedule is a prevalent problem in young adults, and could be a factor detrimentally affecting sleep quality. The goal of the present study was to explore the association between an irregu...

    Authors: Jiunn-Horng Kang and Shih-Ching Chen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:248
  21. Quantitative measurements of mould enrichment of indoor air or house dust might be suitable surrogates to evaluate present but hidden moisture damage. Our intent was to develop a house-dust monitoring method t...

    Authors: Christoph Baudisch, Ojan Assadian and Axel Kramer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:247
  22. US Asian women with early-stage breast cancer are more likely to receive a modified radical mastectomy (MRM) than White women, contrary to clinical recommendations regarding breast conserving treatment (BCT).

    Authors: Jane T Pham, Laura J Allen and Scarlett L Gomez
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:246
  23. Self-assessment of symptoms by patients with chronic conditions is an important element of disease management. A recent study in a commercially-insured population found that patients who received automated tel...

    Authors: Ann C Wu, James Glauber, Charlene Gay and Tracy A Lieu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:244
  24. Despite widely acknowledged WHO guidelines for the integration of TB and HIV services, heavily burdened countries have been slow to implement these and thus significant missed opportunities have arisen.

    Authors: Rubeshan Perumal, Nesri Padayatchi and Ellen Stiefvater
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:243
  25. All countries need effective disease surveillance systems for early detection of outbreaks. The revised International Health Regulations [IHR], which entered into force for all 194 World Health Organization me...

    Authors: Larissa May, Jean-Paul Chretien and Julie A Pavlin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:242
  26. As access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) has grown in Africa, attention has turned to evaluating the socio-economic impacts of ART. One key issue is the extent to which improvements in health resulting from A...

    Authors: Bruce A Larson, Mathew P Fox, Sydney Rosen, Margret Bii, Carolyne Sigei, Douglas Shaffer, Fredrick Sawe, Kelly McCoy, Monique Wasunna and Jonathan L Simon
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:240
  27. Workplace mental health promotion (WMHP) aims to prevent and effectively manage the social and economic costs of common mental illnesses such as depression. The mental health of managers and employees within s...

    Authors: Angela Martin, Kristy Sanderson, Jenn Scott and Paula Brough
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:239
  28. Smoke-free policy aims to protect the health of the population by reducing exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), and World Health Organisation (WHO) guidance notes that these policies are only success...

    Authors: Tom Parks, Clare VR Wilson, Kenrick Turner and Joel WE Chin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:238
  29. Identifying reasons for delay in diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis is important for the health system to find ways to treat patients as early as possible, and hence reduce the suffering of patients and t...

    Authors: Rajendra Basnet, Sven Gudmund Hinderaker, Don Enarson, Pushpa Malla and Odd Mørkve
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:236
  30. HIV/AIDS is associated with a wide range of mucocutaneous disorders some of which are useful in the clinical staging and prognosis of the syndrome. There is paucity of information regarding the prevalence and ...

    Authors: Millembe F Panya, Yassin M Mgonda and Augustine W Massawe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:234
  31. In the past decade flexible labour market arrangements have emerged as a significant change in the European Union labour market. Studies suggest that these new types of labour arrangements may be linked to ill...

    Authors: Sylvia J Vermeulen, Sietske J Tamminga, Antonius JM Schellart, Jan Fekke Ybema and Johannes R Anema
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:232
  32. Anemia is a widespread public health problem associated with an increased risk of morbidity and mortality, especially in pregnant women. This study examined the agreement between a portable hemoglobin photomet...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Zhou, Hong Yan, Yuan Xing, Shaonong Dang, Bianba Zhuoma and Duolao Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2009 9:228

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