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  1. Content type: Research article

    Controversial messages of childhood obesity emerge: Levelling off in terms of body mass index (BMI) is foiled by increases in abdominal obesity. Waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) may be used as a screening tool for...

    Authors: Eva Vorwieger, Anne Kelso, Jürgen Michael Steinacker and Dorothea Kesztyüs

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:280

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Access to direct-to-consumer genetic testing services has increased in recent years. However, disparities in knowledge and awareness of these services are not well documented. We examined awareness of genetic ...

    Authors: Ramzi G. Salloum, Thomas J. George, Natalie Silver, Merry-Jennifer Markham, Jaclyn M. Hall, Yi Guo, Jiang Bian and Elizabeth A. Shenkman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:277

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer, the third most frequent cancer of women is preventable through knowledge on breast self-examination. Of the 44% of women diagnosed with breast cancer at the Uganda Cancer Institute, only 22% go ...

    Authors: Christine Atuhairwe, Dinah Amongin, Elly Agaba, Steven Mugarura and Ivan M. Taremwa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:279

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The burden of metabolic risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), such as type 2 diabetes, elevated cholesterol and hypertension, is unequally distributed across ethnic groups. Recent findings suggest an ...

    Authors: Lara Hartog, Martijn S. van Rooijen, Joanne Ujčič-Voortman, Maria Prins and Irene G. M. van Valkengoed

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:276

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Globally, alcohol is responsible for 3.3 million deaths annually and contributes to 5.9% of the overall global burden of disease. In Sub-Saharan Africa, alcohol is the leading avoidable risk factor accounting ...

    Authors: Catherine A. Staton, Joao Ricardo Nickenig Vissoci, Nicole Toomey, Jihad Abdelgadir, Patricia Chou, Michael Haglund, Blandina T. Mmbaga, Mark Mvungi and Monica Swahn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:275

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  6. Content type: Research article

    As a common infectious disease, hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is affected by multiple environmental and socioeconomic factors, and its pathogenesis is complex. Furthermore, the transmission of HFMD is ch...

    Authors: Lianfa Li, Wenyang Qiu, Chengdong Xu and Jinfeng Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:274

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The typical Western diet is associated with high levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and with obesity and other diet-related diseases. This study aims to determine the impact of adjustments to the current...

    Authors: Mirjam E. van de Kamp, S. Marije Seves and Elisabeth H. M. Temme

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:264

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In South Asia, up to 20% of people ingesting pesticides for self-poisoning purchase the pesticide from a shop with the sole intention of self-harm. Individuals who are intoxicated with alcohol and/or non-farme...

    Authors: Manjula Weerasinghe, Flemming Konradsen, Michael Eddleston, Melissa Pearson, Shaluka Jayamanne, David Gunnell, Keith Hawton and Suneth Agampodi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:272

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Parent carers of disabled children report poor physical health and mental wellbeing. They experience high levels of stress and barriers to engagement in health-related behaviours and with ‘standard’ preventive...

    Authors: Aleksandra J. Borek, Bel McDonald, Mary Fredlund, Gretchen Bjornstad, Stuart Logan and Christopher Morris

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:270

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are a major morbidity factor contributing largely to health care costs and individual quality of life. The aim of the study was to test whether obesity (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2) is one ...

    Authors: Livia Maccioni, Susanne Weber, Magdeldin Elgizouli, Anne-Sophie Stoehlker, Ilona Geist, Hans-Hartmut Peter, Werner Vach and Alexandra Nieters

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:271

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of cardiorespiratory fitness and weight status on knowledge of physical activity and fitness (PAF knowledge), attitude toward physical education (PE), and p...

    Authors: Senlin Chen and Xiangli Gu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:273

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Regular physical activity is recommended for all people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but the dose of physical activity required to gain mortality benefit in this population is not yet kno...

    Authors: Sonia Wing Mei Cheng, Zoe McKeough, Jennifer Alison, Sarah Dennis, Mark Hamer and Emmanuel Stamatakis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:268

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Several studies have now demonstrated the benefits of peer support in promoting diabetes control. The aim of this study is to evaluate the implementation of a cluster randomised controlled trial of a group-bas...

    Authors: Zahra Aziz, Michaela A. Riddell, Pilvikki Absetz, Margaret Brand and Brian Oldenburg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:262

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  14. Content type: Research article

    An increasing number of retirees continue to work beyond retirement despite being eligible to retire. As the prevalence of chronic disease increases with age, working beyond retirement may go along with having...

    Authors: Astrid de Wind, Micky Scharn, Goedele A. Geuskens, Allard J. van der Beek and Cécile R. L. Boot

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:265

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Physical activity (PA) interventions for the promotion of weight-management may benefit from increased choice and flexibility to overcome commonly-perceived barriers to PA. The aim of this study was to investi...

    Authors: Adrian Holliday, Alice Burgin, Elyzabeth Vargas Fernandez, Sally A. M. Fenton, Frank Thielecke and Andrew K. Blannin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:261

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Obesity and caries are common conditions in childhood and can have significant implications on children’s wellbeing. Evidence into their association remains conflicting. Furthermore, studies examining the ssoc...

    Authors: Martha Paisi, Elizabeth Kay, Irene Kaimi, Robert Witton, Robert Nelder, Ruth Potterton and Debra Lapthorne

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:267

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Research pertaining to the community-based prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is important to understand the magnitude of this infection. This study was conducted to estimate LTBI prevalence an...

    Authors: Takele Teklu, Mengistu Legesse, Girmay Medhin, Aboma Zewude, Mahlet Chanyalew, Martha Zewdie, Biniam Wondale, Milkessa Haile-Mariam, Rembert Pieper and Gobena Ameni

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:266

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  18. Content type: Correspondence

    The final meeting of the EXPOsOMICS project “Final Policy Workshop and Stakeholder Consultation” took place 28–29 March 2017 to present the main results of the project and discuss their implications both for f...

    Authors: Michelle C. Turner, Paolo Vineis, Eduardo Seleiro, Michaela Dijmarescu, David Balshaw, Roberto Bertollini, Marc Chadeau-Hyam, Timothy Gant, John Gulliver, Ayoung Jeong, Soterios Kyrtopoulos, Marco Martuzzi, Gary W. Miller, Timothy Nawrot, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, David H. Phillips…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:260

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  19. Content type: Research article

    While increasing cigarette taxes has been a major policy driver to decrease smoking, taxes on other tobacco products have received less attention. Our aims were to evaluate the impact of chewing tobacco/cigar ...

    Authors: Summer Sherburne Hawkins, Nicoline Bach and Christopher F. Baum

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:154

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  20. Content type: Study protocol

    Exposure to sunlight can have both positive and negative health impacts. Excessive exposure to ultra-violet (UV) radiation from the sun can cause skin cancer, however insufficient exposure to sunlight has a de...

    Authors: Amanda Nioi, Charlotte Wendelboe-Nelson, Sue Cowan, Hilary Cowie, Shahzad Rashid, Peter Ritchie, Mark Cherrie, Terry C. Lansdown and John W. Cherrie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:259

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  21. Content type: Research article

    This paper measures income-related inequality in uptake of breast cancer screening among women before and after a policy change to extend the screening programme to women aged 65 to 70. Prior to programme expa...

    Authors: Patricia Carney and Ciaran O’Neill

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:252

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