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  1. Sharing drug injecting paraphernalia other than needles and syringes (N/S) has been implicated in the transmission of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) among injecting drug users (IDU). We aimed to determine whether the...

    Authors: Michelle Gillies, Norah Palmateer, Sharon Hutchinson, Syed Ahmed, Avril Taylor and David Goldberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:721
  2. Taiwan is an endemic area of viral hepatitis, including hepatitis A, which is transmitted mainly from the fecal-oral route. In order to reduce the transmission through food intake, the government implemented a...

    Authors: Shih-Bin Su, Ching-Yih Lin, Ming-Jen Sheu, Wei-Chih Kan, Hsien-Yi Wang and How-Ran Guo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:719
  3. Multimorbidity, the simultaneous occurrence of two or more chronic conditions, is usually associated with older persons. This research assessed multimorbidity across a range of ages so that planners are inform...

    Authors: Anne W Taylor, Kay Price, Tiffany K Gill, Robert Adams, Rhiannon Pilkington, Natalie Carrangis, Zumin Shi and David Wilson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:718
  4. The Escarval-Risk study aims to validate cardiovascular risk scales in patients with hypertension, diabetes or dyslipidemia living in the Valencia Community, a European Mediterranean region, based on data from...

    Authors: Vicente Gil-Guillen, Domingo Orozco-Beltran, Josep Redon, Salvador Pita-Fernandez, Jorge Navarro-Pérez, Vicente Pallares, Francisco Valls, Carlos Fluixa, Antonio Fernandez, Jose M Martin-Moreno, Manuel Pascual-de-la-Torre, Jose L Trillo, Ramon Durazo-Arvizu, Richard Cooper, Marta Hermenegildo and Luis Rosado
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:717
  5. Most epidemiologic studies use traffic at residential address as a surrogate for total traffic exposure when investigating effects of traffic on respiratory health. This study used GIS (Geographical Informatio...

    Authors: Anna Lindgren, Jonas Björk, Emilie Stroh and Kristina Jakobsson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:716
  6. Social capital has lately received much attention in health research. The present study investigated whether two measures of subjective social capital were related to psychosomatic symptoms, musculoskeletal pa...

    Authors: Cecilia Åslund, Bengt Starrin and Kent W Nilsson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:715
  7. People with Type D-Distressed-personality have a general tendency towards increased negative affectivity (NA), while at the same time inhibiting these emotions in social situations (SI). Type D personality is ...

    Authors: Paula MC Mommersteeg, Nina Kupper and Johan Denollet
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:714
  8. The U-shaped relationship between alcohol consumption and diabetes mellitus was observed among western populations. However, few studies have systematically evaluated the association in Chinese. We aimed to in...

    Authors: Chen Liu, Zhijie Yu, Huaixing Li, Jing Wang, Liang Sun, Qibin Qi and Xu Lin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:713
  9. Being female is a strong predictor of health promoting behaviours. Workplaces show great potential for lifestyle interventions, but such interventions do not necessarily take the gendered background of lifesty...

    Authors: Petra Verdonk, Hannes Seesing and Angelique de Rijk
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:712
  10. A number of risk factors are associated with the development of childhood obesity which can be identified during infancy. These include infant feeding practices, parental response to infant temperament and par...

    Authors: Sarah A Redsell, Philippa Atkinson, Dilip Nathan, A Niroshan Siriwardena, Judy A Swift and Cris Glazebrook
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:711
  11. Computer simulation models are used increasingly to support public health research and policy, but questions about their quality persist. The purpose of this article is to review the principles and methods for...

    Authors: Jacek A Kopec, Philippe Finès, Douglas G Manuel, David L Buckeridge, William M Flanagan, Jillian Oderkirk, Michal Abrahamowicz, Samuel Harper, Behnam Sharif, Anya Okhmatovskaia, Eric C Sayre, M Mushfiqur Rahman and Michael C Wolfson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:710
  12. In light of the child overweight and obesity problem in Australia, resistance training programs have been trialled as an innovative way of assisting children increase lean body mass and reduce body fat. The pu...

    Authors: Melanie Pescud, Simone Pettigrew, Michael R McGuigan and Robert U Newton
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:709
  13. Sweden, like many other western countries, faces increasing rates of lifestyle related diseases and corresponding rise in costs for health care. To meet these challenges, a number of efforts have been introduc...

    Authors: Amina Jama Mahmud, Ewy Olander, Lovisa Wallenberg and Bo JA Haglund
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:707
  14. Systemic inflammation is linked to cardiovascular risk, but the influence of persistent pathogens, which are conventionally dichotomously categorized, on circulating levels of inflammatory markers is not clear...

    Authors: Aydin Nazmi, Ana V Diez-Roux, Nancy S Jenny, Michael Y Tsai, Moyses Szklo and Allison E Aiello
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:706
  15. Two counter trends in injury mortality have been separately reported in the US in recent times - a declining suicide rate and a rapidly rising unintentional poisoning mortality rate. Poisoning suicides are esp...

    Authors: Ian RH Rockett, Gerry Hobbs, Diego De Leo, Steven Stack, James L Frost, Alan M Ducatman, Nestor D Kapusta and Rheeda L Walker
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:705
  16. In recent years, problems like insufficient coordination, low efficiency, and heavy working load in national communicable disease surveillance systems in China have been pointed out by many researchers. To str...

    Authors: Weiyi Xiong, Jun Lv and Liming Li
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:704
  17. Modifying transport infrastructure to support active travel (walking and cycling) could help to increase population levels of physical activity. However, there is limited evidence for the effects of interventi...

    Authors: David Ogilvie, Simon Griffin, Andy Jones, Roger Mackett, Cornelia Guell, Jenna Panter, Natalia Jones, Simon Cohn, Lin Yang and Cheryl Chapman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:703
  18. In resource-limited settings, HIV/AIDS remains a serious threat to the social and physical well-being of women of childbearing age, pregnant women, mothers and infants.

    Authors: Hapsatou Touré, Martine Audibert and François Dabis
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:702
  19. Obesity is a major cause of preventable death in Australia with prevalence increasing at an alarming rate. Of particular concern is that approximately 68% of men are overweight/obese, yet are notoriously diffi...

    Authors: Philip J Morgan, Clare E Collins, Ronald C Plotnikoff, Patrick McElduff, Tracy Burrows, Janet M Warren, Myles D Young, Nina Berry, Kristen L Saunders, Elroy J Aguiar and Robin Callister
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:701
  20. Previous studies reported high C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in Indigenous Australians, which may contribute to their high risk of cardiovascular disease. We compared CRP levels in Indigenous Australians and...

    Authors: Allison M Hodge, Louise Maple-Brown, Joan Cunningham, Jacqueline Boyle, Terry Dunbar, Tarun Weeramanthri, Jonathan Shaw and Kerin O'Dea
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:700
  21. Cycling is an increasingly important mode of transport for environmental and health reasons. Cycling fatalities in London were previously investigated in 1994 using routinely collected data. Since then, there ...

    Authors: Andrei S Morgan, Helen B Dale, William E Lee and Phil J Edwards
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:699
  22. Despite the remarkable technological progress in health care and treatment, cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of premature death, prolonged hospitalization and disability in most European countr...

    Authors: Ala'a Alkerwi, Michèle Guillaume, Faiez Zannad, Ulrich Laufs and Marie-Lise Lair
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:698
  23. Prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women shows regional variations not explained by common risk factors. Analysis of CVD incidence will provide insight into whether there is further divergence betwe...

    Authors: Lois G Kim, Claire Carson, Debbie A Lawlor and Shah Ebrahim
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:696
  24. Since 2003, the New Cooperative Medical Scheme (NCMS) has been implemented throughout rural China, usually covering delivery services in its benefit package. The objective of this study was to compare the diff...

    Authors: Shengbin Xiao, Hong Yan, Yuan Shen, Shaonong Dang, Elina Hemminki, Duolao Wang, Qian Long and Jianmin Gao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:695
  25. The Italian Protective Maternity Legislation allows a woman to apply for early maternity leave from work during pregnancy if she is affected by health problems (option A) or if her working conditions are incom...

    Authors: Giuseppe Mastrangelo, John H Lange, Emanuela Fadda, Ornella Agostini, Roberto Agnesi, Andrea Bardin and Luca Cegolon
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:694
  26. Chronicity and severity of early exposure to maternal common mental disorders (CMD) has been associated with poorer infant development in high-income countries. In low- and middle-income countries (LAMICs), pe...

    Authors: Chiara Servili, Girmay Medhin, Charlotte Hanlon, Mark Tomlinson, Bogale Worku, Yonas Baheretibeb, Michael Dewey, Atalay Alem and Martin Prince
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:693
  27. Public health services implement individual, community and population level interventions to change health behaviours, improve healthy life expectancy and reduce health inequalities. Understanding and changing...

    Authors: Alyssa S Gilinsky, Stephan U Dombrowski, Hannah Dale, Douglas Marks, Clare Robinson, Claire Eades and Despina Ouzounidou
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:692
  28. Physical inactivity in leisure time is common among elderly in Brazil and this finding is particularly alarming considering that this population is greatly affected by chronic diseases. The identification of h...

    Authors: Marcela T Ferreira, Sandra MM Matsudo, Manoel CSA Ribeiro and Luiz R Ramos
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:690
  29. Young men involved in the criminal justice system face disproportionately high rates of sexual risk behavior, drug, use, and violence. Little is known about how their involvement in sex partnerships might miti...

    Authors: Megha Ramaswamy and Nicholas Freudenberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:689
  30. Diabetes Mellitus is a global health problem. Scientific knowledge on the genetics of diabetes is expanding and is more and more utilised in clinical practice and primary prevention strategies. Health consumer...

    Authors: Suzanne CM van Esch, Martina C Cornel and Frank J Snoek
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:688
  31. Victimization among people with a Severe Mental Illness is a common phenomenon. The objectives of this study proposal are: to delineate the extent and kind of victimization in a representative sample of chroni...

    Authors: Jack JM Dekker, Jan Theunissen, Rien Van, Jaap Peen, Pim Duurkoop and Martijn Kikkert
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:687
  32. The highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 virus remains a public health threat and continues to cause outbreaks among poultry as well as human infections. Since its appearance, the virus has spread to ...

    Authors: Ghazi Kayali, Richard J Webby, Xiaoping Xiong, Lobna S Sherif, Esmat A El-Ghafar and Mohamed A Ali
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:685
  33. To prevent early exit from work, it is important to study which factors contribute to healthy ageing. One concept that is assumed to be closely related to, and therefore may influence healthy ageing, is vitali...

    Authors: Jorien E Strijk, Karin I Proper, Linda Klaver, Allard J van der Beek and Willem van Mechelen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:684
  34. Type 2 diabetes is becoming an epidemic in China. To evaluate the prevalence, clustering of metabolic risk factors and their impact on type 2 diabetes, we conducted a population-based study in Shanghai, China'...

    Authors: He Xu, Yiqing Song, Nai-Chieh You, Zuo-Feng Zhang, Sander Greenland, Earl S Ford, Lin He and Simin Liu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:683
  35. In recent years, national and global mortality data have been characterized in terms of well-established risk factors. In this regard, alcohol consumption has been called the third leading "actual cause of dea...

    Authors: Brian S Katcher, Randy B Reiter and Tomás J Aragón
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:682
  36. Health care workers (HCWs) are faced with many work-related choices which may depend on how they perceive risk, such as whether or not to comply with safety regulations. Little research has investigated risk p...

    Authors: Tita Alissa Listyowardojo, Raoul E Nap and Addie Johnson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:681
  37. The behavioural impact of pharmacogenomics is untested; informing smokers of genetic test results for responsiveness to smoking cessation medication may increase adherence to this medication. The objective of ...

    Authors: Theresa M Marteau, Marcus R Munafò, Paul Aveyard, Chloe Hill, Sophia Whitwell, Thomas A Willis, Rachel A Crockett, Gareth J Hollands, Elaine C Johnstone, Alison J Wright, A Toby Prevost, David Armstrong, Stephen Sutton and Ann Louise Kinmonth
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:680
  38. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a major health problem in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and is well recognized as a major and increasing burden to the country's resources due to its severe, long term debilitating e...

    Authors: Fatma Al-Maskari, Mohammed El-Sadig and Nicholas Nagelkerke
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:679
  39. Metabolic Syndrome is associated with increased risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. However, different diagnostic criteria have been recommended by different expert groups. In Malaysia, there...

    Authors: Foong Ming Moy and Awang Bulgiba
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:678
  40. Supportive neighbourhood walking conditions are particularly important for older people as they age and who, as a group, prefer walking as a form of physical activity. Urban form and socio-economic status (SES...

    Authors: Theresa L Grant, Nancy Edwards, Heidi Sveistrup, Caroline Andrew and Mary Egan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:677
  41. To date, the great majority of Russian HIV infections have been diagnosed among IDUs and concerns about the potential for a sexual transmission of HIV beyond the IDU population have increased. This study inves...

    Authors: Nadia Abdala, Edward White, Olga V Toussova, Tatiana V Krasnoselskikh, Sergei Verevochkin, Andrei P Kozlov and Robert Heimer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:676
  42. The aim of the study was to describe the health-related quality of life of Canarian population using information from the Canary Island Health Survey and three observational studies developed in the Canary Isl...

    Authors: Juan Oliva-Moreno, Julio Lopez-Bastida, Melany Worbes-Cerezo and Pedro Serrano-Aguilar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:675
  43. Chronic hepatitis B virus infection (HBV) is an important health problem in the Turkish community in the Netherlands, and promotion of screening for HBV in this risk group is necessary. An individually tailore...

    Authors: Ytje JJ van der Veen, Onno de Zwart, Johan Mackenbach and Jan Hendrik Richardus
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:674
  44. Epidemiological evidence showing a consistent association between the risk of childhood leukaemia and exposure to power frequency magnetic fields has been accumulating. This debate considers the additional pre...

    Authors: Myron Maslanyj, Tracy Lightfoot, Joachim Schüz, Zenon Sienkiewicz and Alastair McKinlay
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2010 10:673

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