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  1. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. It has been known for some considerable time that radiation is associated with excess risk of CVD. A recent systematic review of radiation ...

    Authors: Mark P. Little, Marjan Boerma, Marie-Odile Bernier, Tamara V. Azizova, Lydia B. Zablotska, Andrew J. Einstein and Nobuyuki Hamada
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1601
  2. Sleep disturbance is the most common concern of patients with schizophrenia and can lead to a poor prognosis, a low survival rate and aggressive behaviour, posing a significant threat to social security and st...

    Authors: Zixiang Ye, Dongmei Wu, Yuchuan Yue, Tao Li, Li Sun, Pei Yu, Yuhao Tong and Li Xiao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1600
  3. Tools for assessing a country’s capacity in the face of public health emergencies must be reviewed, as they were not predictive of the COVID-19 pandemic. Social cohesion and risk communication, which are relat...

    Authors: Ricardo Eccard da Silva, Maria Rita Carvalho Garbi Novaes, Cesar de Oliveira and Dirce Bellezi Guilhem
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1598
  4. Overdose-related suicide attempts represent a significant portion of self-harm presentations in the psychiatric emergency department (ED). Identifying specific patient characteristics associated with these att...

    Authors: Lihui Tu, Yi Liu, Hui Zhu, Qinge Zhang and Xiao Ji
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1597
  5. The university years are a critical period for young adults, as they are more exposed to obesogenic behaviors and experience stressful situations that compromise their mental health. This study aims to estimat...

    Authors: Bruna Carolina Rafael Barbosa, Raquel de Deus Mendonça, Elaine Leandro Machado and Adriana Lúcia Meireles
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1596
  6. YouTube, a widely recognized global video platform, is inaccessible in China, whereas Bilibili and TikTok are popular platforms for long and short videos, respectively. There are many videos related to larynge...

    Authors: ZeYang Liu, YiWen Chen, Ying Lin, MaoMao Ai, DongLing Lian, YuanHui Zhang, YanXiong Shen and Feng Yu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1594
  7. Forced displacement is a significant issue globally, and it affected 112 million people in 2022. Many of these people have found refuge in low- and middle-income countries. Migrants and refugees face complex a...

    Authors: Alina Ioana Forray, Ovidiu Oltean, Saskia Hanft-Robert, Rowan Madzamba, Andrian Liem, Barbara Schouten, Christine Anthonissen, Leslie Swartz, Răzvan Mircea Cherecheș, Sanna Higgen, Brian J. Hall and Mike Mösko
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1593
  8. Bengaluru, a metropolis in Southern India, is one of the largest markets for cab aggregator companies. Drivers working for these companies play a vital role in urban transportation but unlike other drivers, th...

    Authors: Gautham Melur Sukumar, Mohana Balan Parivallal, Shalin Lily Giboy and Aditi Narendra Thakkar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1592
  9. Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality worldwide. Despite the widespread availability of effective antihypertensives, blood pressure (BP) control rates remain su...

    Authors: Philippe Bos, Edwin Wouters, Katrien Danhieux, Josefien van Olmen, Roy Remmen, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Daniel Boateng and Veerle Buffel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1559
  10. Kawasaki disease (KD) is the most important acquired heart disease in children. This study investigated annual incidence, seasonality, secular trend and the correlation of KD incidence with viral activity in T...

    Authors: Wei-Liang Shih, Li-Min Huang, Mei-Hwan Wu and Luan-Yin Chang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1591
  11. There has been a significant rise in the number of individuals diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), with the condition reaching epidemic proportions globally. This study examined the dietary pattern...

    Authors: Afnan H. Saaty and Haya MA. Aljadani
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1590
  12. The COVID-19 pandemic precipitated heightened morbidity and elevated mortality attributed to the SARS-CoV-2 infection. The pandemic also influenced health behaviors such as physical activity (PA) and alcohol c...

    Authors: Fredrik Granström, Marika Wenemark, Karin Festin, Elin Good, Helena Frielingsdorf, Mats Lowén and Ingrid Rystedt
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1589
  13. Birthing people of color experience disproportionately higher rates of infant and maternal mortality during pregnancy and birth compared to their white counterparts. The utilization of doula support services m...

    Authors: Emily Kang, Nat’e Stowe, Kelsey Burton and Tiarney D. Ritchwood
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1588
  14. In this study, we investigate the utilization of Instagram by public health ministries across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations to disseminate health-related information during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

    Authors: Ghanem Ayed Elhersh, M. Laeeq Khan, Aqdas Malik, Maryam Al-Umairi and Haneen Khaled Alqawasmeh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1587
  15. Chronic inflammation may contribute to increased mortality risk in individuals with osteoarthritis (OA), but research on the prognostic value of inflammatory biomarkers is limited. We aimed to evaluate the ass...

    Authors: Erye Zhou, Jian Wu, Xin Zhou and Yufeng Yin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1586
  16. Depressive disorders have been identified as a significant contributor to non-fatal health loss in China. Among the various subtypes of depressive disorders, dysthymia is gaining attention due to its similarit...

    Authors: Wei Wang, Yihe Wang, Feng Wang, Hui Chen, Xiaqing Qin, Lexia Yang, Xiaorong Yang and Lejin Yang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1585
  17. Since physical activity is an important determinant of physical and mental health, lower levels of physical activity among mothers reported in previous research are concerning. The aim of this study was to exa...

    Authors: Lisa Scharfenberg, Sarah Negash, Alexander Kluttig and Rafael Mikolajczyk
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1584
  18. Although exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first six months of life, research suggests that breastfeeding initiation rates and duration among Indigenous communities differ from this recommendation...

    Authors: Hiliary Monteith, Carly Checholik, Tracey Galloway, Hosna Sahak, Amy Shawanda, Christina Liu and Anthony J. G. Hanley
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1583
  19. Older adults who are frail are one of the most sedentary and the least physically active age groups. Prolonged sedentary time is associated with increased risk of negative health outcomes. To help design effec...

    Authors: Isabel B. Rodrigues, Priscilla Ching, Mayank Kalra, Rong Zheng, Alexander Rabinovich, Alexandra Papaioannou, Carolyn Leckie, Dylan Kobsar, Qiyin Fang, Steven Bray and Jonathan D. Adachi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1582
  20. Acute otitis media (AOM) is a prevalent childhood acute illness, with 13.6 million pediatric office visits annually, often stemming from upper respiratory tract infections (URI) and affected by environmental f...

    Authors: Conglu Li, Xiaoting Jiang, Yuchen Wei, Yawen Wang, Xiangqian Lao, Qianying Yue and Ka Chun Chong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1581
  21. Globally, disparities between non-communicable disease (NCD) risk factors, functional performance, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) exist in people living in rural and low-resourced urban settings. E...

    Authors: Fhatuwani W Ramalivhana, Tamrin Veldsman and Sarah J Moss
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1580
  22. Chlamydia trachomatis infection can cause a significant disease burden in high-risk populations. This study aimed to assess the overall prevalence of C. trachomatis infection, and determine the long-term trends a...

    Authors: Hui Jian, Wen-Jie Lu, Ze-Wei Chen, Shi-Qing Liang, Xiao-Li Yue, Jing Li, Jia-Hui Zhang and Xiang-Dong Gong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1579
  23. . Splash pads for recreational purposes are widespread. Using these pads can pose a health risk if they lack installation regulation and water quality supervision. Our aim was to describe a waterborne disease ...

    Authors: Anna de Andrés Aguayo, Joan-Pau Millet, Laia Álvarez-Bruned, David Palma, Anna Gómez, Pau Gallés, Sara Sabaté, Gabriela Álvarez, Virginia Rodriguez, Thais Cornejo and Cristina Rius
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1578
  24. Although one’s socioeconomic status affects health outcomes, limited research explored how South Korea’s National Health Insurance (NHI) system affects mortality rates. This study investigated whether health i...

    Authors: Ye-Seul Kim, Joungyoun Kim, Yonghoon Kim and Hee-Taik Kang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1577
  25. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, it was a key priority for governments globally to ensure agreement with, and subsequently adherence to, imposed public health measures, specifically non-pharmaceutical interve...

    Authors: Peter Gamillscheg, Susanne Mayer, Monika Pietrzak-Franger, Carina Hilmar, Alina Lange, Judit Simon and Agata Łaszewska
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1576
  26. Over 250 million individuals live with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection worldwide. A significant proportion of these people often face discrimination defined as the unjust, unfair, or prejudicial treatment ...

    Authors: Catherine Freeland, Anousha Qureshi, Jack Wallace, Kenneth Kabagambe, Hailemichael Desalegn, Chris Munoz, Dee Lee, Theobald Owusu-Ansah, Danjuma Adda, Gibril Ndow, Sarra Yousif, Hala Abdalla, Omer Kheir, Thomas Tu and Chari Cohen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1575
  27. The U.S. mpox outbreak in 2022 introduced new and exacerbated existing challenges that disproportionately stigmatize gay, bisexual, and other sexual minoritized men (GBSMM). This study contextualizes the perce...

    Authors: Bryce Puesta Takenaka, Sally J. Kirklewski, Frances J. Griffith, Jeremy J. Gibbs, Carolyn K. Lauckner, Erin Nicholson, Cecil Tengatenga, Nathan B. Hansen and Trace Kershaw
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1574
  28. Dengue causes approximately 10.000 deaths and 100 million symptomatic infections annually worldwide, making it a significant public health concern. To address this, artificial intelligence tools like machine l...

    Authors: Bianca Conrad Bohm, Fernando Elias de Melo Borges, Suellen Caroline Matos Silva, Alessandra Talaska Soares, Danton Diego Ferreira, Vinícius Silva Belo, Julia Somavilla Lignon and Fábio Raphael Pascoti Bruhn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1573
  29. There is a well-established cross-sectional association between income and health, but estimates of the causal effects of income vary substantially. Different definitions of income may lead to substantially di...

    Authors: Erik Igelström, Daniel Kopasker, Peter Craig, Jim Lewsey and Srinivasa Vittal Katikireddi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1572
  30. As of 2024, vaccination remains the main mitigation measure against COVID-19, but there are contradictory results on whether people living with HIV (PLWH) are less protected by vaccines than people living with...

    Authors: Alberto Mateo-Urdiales, Massimo Fabiani, Flavia Mayer, Chiara Sacco, Valeria Belleudi, Roberto Da Cas, Emmanouil Alexandros Fotakis, Luigi De Angelis, Maria Cutillo, Daniele Petrone, Cristina Morciano, Andrea Cannone, Martina Del Manso, Flavia Riccardo, Antonino Bella, Franscesca Menniti-Ippolito…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1569
  31. To solve the problem of workplace bullying among nurses, it is necessary to review the effects of interventions and generalize the findings. We conducted a systematic literature review and meta-analysis to eva...

    Authors: Yulliana Jeong, Hye Sun Jung and Eun Mi Baek
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1568
  32. This study explores how the goals of collaboration in the return-to-work (RTW) process for people with common mental disorders are described by the stakeholders involved, and how they experience stakeholders’ ...

    Authors: Veronica Svärd, Zana Arapovic Johansson, Lisa Holmlund, Therese Hellman, Lydia Kwak and Elisabeth Björk Brämberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1567
  33. Female informal caregivers of older adults experience a higher burden of physical and mental health problems compared to their male counterparts due to the greater intensity of care they provide. This is likel...

    Authors: Williams Agyemang-Duah, Michael Safo Oduro, Prince Peprah, Dina Adei and Jacob Oppong Nkansah
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1566
  34. The health impact of retirement is controversial. Most previous studies have been based on self-reported health indicators or the endpoints of some chronic diseases (e.g., morbidity or mortality), but objectiv...

    Authors: Jiarun Mi, Xueyan Han, Man Cao, Hanchao Cheng, Zhaoyang Pan, Jian Guo, Wei Sun, Yuanli Liu, Congyi Zheng, Xin Wang, Xue Cao, Zhen Hu, Yixin Tian, Zengwu Wang and Tianjia Guan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1565
  35. Smuggling health goods given the importance and critical nature of health services should be undeniably addressed and controlled by all countries. This issue is especially more widespread in developing countri...

    Authors: Farzaneh Mahmoudi Meymand, Amirhossein Takian and Ebrahim Jaafaripooyan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1564
  36. The IAC Policy Index was developed to allow comparison in alcohol policy between countries and within countries over time including in low resource settings. It measures four effective alcohol policies and tak...

    Authors: Sally Casswell, Steve Randerson, Karl Parker and Taisia Huckle
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1563
  37. The Ayeyarwady Basin in Myanmar, a critical economic zone, faces severe ecological degradation due to unsustainable agricultural practices. These practices pose significant threats to human health and marine b...

    Authors: Lazarus Obed Livingstone Banda, Chigonjetso Victoria Banda, Jane Thokozani Banda, Eretia Mwaene, George N. Chidimbah Munthali, Thin Thin Hlaing and Blessings Chiwosi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1562
  38. In the field of health promotion, interorganisational networks are of growing relevance. However, systematic and target-oriented network management is of utmost importance for network development. The aim of t...

    Authors: Madeleine Gernert, Gabriele Fohr and Andrea Schaller
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1560
  39. E-cigarette use represents a contemporary mode of nicotine product use that may be changing the risk profile of participating adolescents. Understanding differences in sociodemographic characteristics of adole...

    Authors: Katelyn Battista, Karen A Patte, Terrance J Wade, Adam G. Cole, Tara Elton-Marshall, Kristen M Lucibello, William Pickett and Scott T Leatherdale
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1558
  40. The prevalence of consanguineous marriages (CMs) varies worldwide from one country to another. However, the Middle East stands out as a region with a notably high rate of CMs. CM is particularly widespread in ...

    Authors: Mariam M. Al Eissa, Fahad Almsned, Reem R. Alkharji, Yousif M. Aldossary, Raghad AlQurashi, Esraa A. Hawsa, Sahar M. AlDosari, Amerh S. Alqahtani, Raniah S. Alotibi, Raed Farzan, Reema Alduaiji, Suha M. Sulimani, Shaker A. Alomary and Abdullah M. Assiri
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1556
  41. Acute upper respiratory tract infections (AURTIs) are prevalent in the general population. However, studies on the association of short-term exposure to air pollution with the risk of hospital visits for AURTI...

    Authors: Jin-Ying Huang, Wei Feng, Guo-Xin Sang, Stuart McDonald, Tian-Feng He and Yi Lin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1555
  42. Growing evidence supports the important role of 24-hour movement behaviours (MB) in preventing childhood obesity. However, research to understand the heterogeneity and variability of MB among individuals and w...

    Authors: David Janda, Aleš Gába, Karel Hron, Lauren Arundell and Ana Maria Contardo Ayala
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1553
  43. Migrants have complex health needs but face multiple barriers to accessing health care. In France, permanent healthcare access offices (PASSs), as specific primary health care facilities (SPHCs), provide care ...

    Authors: Jego Maeva, Desrues Anne, Fall Marie, Janczewski Aurélie, Gentile Gaetan, Auquier Pascal, Tabélé Clémence and Khouani Jérémy
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1552
  44. Previous researches examining the impact of dietary nutrition on mortality risk have mainly focused on individual nutrients, however the interaction of these nutrients has not been considered. The purpose of t...

    Authors: YuJiao Sun, HuanRui Zhang, GuoXian Qi and Wen Tian
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1551

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