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  1. Child laborers are often defined as work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and that is harmful to physical and mental development. Child laborers are one of the most...

    Authors: Fateme Mohammadi, Khodayar Oshvandi, Farshid Shamsaei, Masoud Khodaveisi, Salman Khazaei and Seyedeh Zahra Masoumi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:467
  2. The Northern Ireland Cohort for the Longitudinal Study of Ageing (NICOLA) is a prospective, longitudinal study of a representative cohort of older adults living in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. Its aim is ...

    Authors: Charlotte E Neville, Ian S Young, Frank Kee, Ruth E Hogg, Angela Scott, Frances Burns, Jayne V Woodside and Bernadette McGuinness
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:466
  3. Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is a devastating complication of diabetes mellitus (DM) that is associated with increased mortality, morbidity, amputation rate and economic burden. This study aimed at identifying th...

    Authors: Bienfait Mumbere Vahwere, Robinson Ssebuufu, Alice Namatovu, Patrick Kyamanywa, Ibrahim Ntulume, Isaac Mugwano, Theophilus Pius, Franck Katembo Sikakulya, Okedi Francis Xaviour, Yusuf Mulumba, Soria Jorge, Gidio Agaba and George William Nasinyama
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:463
  4. Healthcare workers play an important part in the delivery of health insurance benefits, and their role in ensuring service quality and availability, access, and good management practice for insured clients is ...

    Authors: Paul Joseph Amani, Miguel San Sebastian, Anna-Karin Hurtig, Angwara Denis Kiwara and Isabel Goicolea
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:459
  5. Long-term engagement in HIV care is essential to achieving and maintaining viral suppression. Adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV) experience many barriers to remaining engaged in care and treatment programs. H...

    Authors: Farai K. Munyayi and Brian E. van Wyk
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:458
  6. Family-based interventions are efficacious at preventing and controlling childhood overweight and obesity; however, implementation is often hindered by low parent engagement. The purpose of this study was to e...

    Authors: Emily A. Schmied, Hala Madanat, Emmeline Chuang, Jamie Moody, Leticia Ibarra, Griselda Cervantes, David Strong, Kerri Boutelle and Guadalupe X. Ayala
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:457
  7. Cholera still affects millions of people worldwide, especially in lower- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) has identified surveillance and oral cholera vacci...

    Authors: Hanna Trolle, Birger Forsberg, Carina King, Oluwatosin Akande, Stephanie Ayres, Tobias Alfvén and Kelly Elimian
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:455
  8. Studies consistently show an increased risk of poor health among sexual minorities (i.e., those identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual [LGB] or other non-heterosexuals individuals), as compared to those identif...

    Authors: Richard Bränström, Jurgita Narusyte and Pia Svedberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:454
  9. Health education interventions are considered critical for the prevention and management of conditions of public health concern. Although the burden of these conditions is often greatest in socio-economically ...

    Authors: E. L. Karran, A. R. Grant, H. Lee, S. J. Kamper, C. M. Williams, L. K. Wiles, R. Shala, C. V. Poddar, T. Astill and G. L. Moseley
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:453
  10. Childhood obesity is affecting an increasing percentage of families globally. For families, obesity is often a tense issue, not least because of the negative stigma and cultural perceptions associated with it....

    Authors: Terhi Koivumäki and Piia Jallinoja
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:452
  11. COVID19, and associated lockdown restrictions, have impacted on people’s daily lives. Understanding the mental health and wellbeing implications of these impacts has been identified as a public health research...

    Authors: Ross G. White, Paul Christiansen and Catharina van der Boor
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:451
  12. Breastmilk is the ideal nutrition for infants, and breastfeeding protects infants and mothers from a range of adverse health outcomes. In Denmark, most mothers initiate breastfeeding but many cease within the ...

    Authors: Henriette Knold Rossau, Ingrid Maria Susanne Nilsson, Marianne Busck-Rasmussen, Claus Thorn Ekstrøm, Anne Kristine Gadeberg, Jonas Cuzulan Hirani, Katrine Strandberg-Larsen and Sarah Fredsted Villadsen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:450
  13. Mental health imbalance are the main cause of anxiety, depression and happiness reduction in the older. Self-assessment living standard and sleep quality are both influencing factors of mental health. Meantime...

    Authors: Beibei Zhang, Xianwen Wang, Song Liu, Min Zhang, Xinran He, Weizheng Zhu and Hong Ding
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:449
  14. Helminth infection is a global health issue that not only causes acute helminthiasis but long-term infection may lead to complicated symptoms as well as severe complications. The World Health Organization coop...

    Authors: Pongsakorn Martviset, Wansika Phadungsil, Kesara Na-Bangchang, Wiwat Sungkhabut, Tanutchamon Panupornpong, Parisa Prathaphan, Nattaya Torungkitmangmi, Salisa Chaimon, Chompunoot Wangboon, Mantana Jamklang, Sirilak Chumkiew, Pichanee Watthanasiri, Amornrat Geadkaew-Krenc, Rudi Grams, Mathirut Mungthin and Pathanin Chantree
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:448
  15. Obesity in adolescents is a growing public health issue. Bariatric surgery is an effective, yet controversial treatment option for adolescents. The moral acceptability of this procedure by health-care professi...

    Authors: Sander Lefere, Kato Vergote, Ruth De Bruyne, Veerle Provoost and Priya P. Satalkar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:447
  16. Cholera, a diarrheal disease caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae, transmitted through fecal contamination of water or food remains an ever-present risk in many countries, especially where water supply, sanita...

    Authors: Idowu O. Fagbamila, Muhammad A. Abdulkarim, Mabel K. Aworh, Belinda Uba, Muhammad S. Balogun, Patrick Nguku, Ajibji Y. Gandi, Ibrahim Abdullahi, Emmanuel C. Okolocha, Jacob K. P. Kwaga and Ndadilnasiya E. Waziri
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:446
  17. University students are vulnerable to changes due to COVID-19 pandemic. Although warning has been made about the impact of this crisis on students’ mental health, there are barely any sufficient study. This wo...

    Authors: Chau Bao Duong, Nhi Van Tran, An Hoang Nguyen, Thong Nhat Le, Bien Huy Ha, Chau Ngoc Phuc Do, Khon Huynh, Thong Minh Le, Thao Phuong Nguyen and Hoai Thi Thu Nguyen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:445
  18. Mothers’ perception of infant hunger cues is a critical content of responsive feeding, which is central to the promotion of early childhood development. However, only a few studies have examined responsive fee...

    Authors: Fenghua Zhao, Yijie Sun, Yue Zhang, Tao Xu, Nianrong Wang, Shuangqin Yan, Ting Zeng, Fenghua Zhang, Jie Gao, Qing Yue and Scott Rozelle
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:444
  19. Several studies have associated fast eating speed with the risk of general obesity, but there are inadequate data on the association between eating speed and abdominal adiposity which may pose a higher threat ...

    Authors: Dong Van Hoang, Ami Fukunaga, Chau Que Nguyen, Thuy Thi Phuong Pham, Rachana Manandhar Shrestha, Danh Cong Phan, Huy Xuan Le, Hung Thai Do, Masahiko Hachiya, Tetsuya Mizoue and Yosuke Inoue
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:443
  20. : This study aimed to investigate overall and age group/region/sex-specific excess all-cause mortality from the inception of the COVID-19 pandemic in Iran until February 2022.

    Authors: Reza Ebrahimoghli, Abbas Abbasi-Ghahramanloo, Eslam Moradi-Asl and Davoud Adham
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:442
  21. COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way pregnancies have been controlled as well as working conditions. In countries with paid leave of work, leaving earlier has been a relevant measure for controlling the pande...

    Authors: Javier Llorca, Trinidad Dierssen-Sotos, Eugenio Carrasco-Marín, J Lorenzo Guerra-Díez, Carolina Lechosa-Muñiz, María Paz-Zulueta, Inés Gómez-Acebo and María J Cabero-Perez
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:441
  22. There is a lack of evidence on the usefulness, practicality, and acceptance of vaccination outreach clinics in the community especially during pandemics. In this qualitative study, we explored the experiences,...

    Authors: M. Logue, C. Haylock, C. Scarborough and J. Mackenzie
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:440
  23. Urgent daily hassles, which are more common among people with a lower socioeconomic position (SEP), might limit one’s ability to address less pressing goals, such as goals related to health promotion. Conseque...

    Authors: Sanne E. Verra, Maartje P. Poelman, Andrea L. Mudd, Emely de Vet, John de Wit and Carlijn B. M. Kamphuis
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:439
  24. There is an increase in the use of cigarettes and e-cigarettes worldwide, and the similar trends may be observed in young adults. Since 2014, e-cigarettes have become the most commonly used nicotine products a...

    Authors: Hongjia Song, Xuemin Yang, Wanchun Yang, Yuxing Dai, Kun Duan, Xingtao Jiang, Guangye Huang, Min Li, Guoping Zhong, Peiqing Liu and Jianwen Chen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:438
  25. In the U.S., sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUID) due to accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed (ASSB) are increasing, with disparities by race/ethnicity. While breastfeeding is a protective factor ...

    Authors: Meera Menon, Rebecca Huber, Dana D. West, Stacy Scott, Rebecca B. Russell and Scott D. Berns
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:437
  26. Recently, novel anthropometric indices (AHIs), including the body roundness index (BRI) and a body shape index (ABSI), were proposed to evaluate a subject’s nutritional status and metabolic disorders. In the p...

    Authors: Xin Zhang, Runyu Ye, Lirong Sun, Xueting Liu, Si Wang, Qingtao Meng and Xiaoping Chen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:436
  27. Substance use disorders (SUDs) represent major public health concerns and are linked to enhanced risk of legal consequences. Unresolved legal issues may prevent individuals with SUD from completing treatment. ...

    Authors: Meghan M. O’Neil, Rebecca A. Johnson, David Córdova, Jenna Pryor and Debra A. Pinals
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:435
  28. Due to its severe adverse effect on child mortality, sickle cell disease (SCD) has been identified as a set of diseases of public health concern. The high mortality rate among children with SCD in Africa has b...

    Authors: Agartha Ohemeng, Eunice Berko Nartey, Esi Quaidoo, Richard Stephen Ansong and Matilda Steiner Asiedu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:434
  29. Authors: Liam Johnson, Gavin Williams, Catherine Sherrington, Kavya Pilli, Sakina Chagpar, Aylish Auchett, Jack Beard, Renee Gil, Gabrielle Vassallo, Nick Rushworth, Sean Tweedy, Grahame Simpson, Adam Scheinberg, Kelly Clanchy, Anne Tiedemann and Leanne Hassett
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:433

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  30. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men globally, with over 1.2 million cases reported in 2018. About 90% of men with prostate cancer are diagnosed when the disease is in an advanced stage. We asse...

    Authors: Richard Ekwan, Emmanuel Bua, Ritah Nantale, Ronald Opito, Patrick Abingwa, Quraish Sserwanja, Job Kuteesa and David Mukunya
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:432
  31. US public health authorities use syndromic surveillance to monitor and detect public health threats, conditions, and trends in near real-time. Nearly all US jurisdictions that conduct syndromic surveillance se...

    Authors: Cason D. Schmit, Brooke Willis, Hayleigh McCall, Alyaa Altabbaa and David Washburn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:431
  32. Alcohol expectancies are beliefs regarding positive (e.g., tension reduction) or negative (e.g., loss of motor coordination) effects of alcohol. Based on Social Learning Theory, social media can influence alco...

    Authors: Jason M. Nagata, Natalia Smith, Gabriel Zamora, Omar M. Sajjad, Kyle T. Ganson, Alexander Testa and Dylan B. Jackson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:430
  33. Indigenous youth worldwide continue to experience disproportional rates of poorer mental health and well-being compared to non-Indigenous youth. Mentoring has been known to establish favorable outcomes in many...

    Authors: James Sanchez, Jade Maiden, Elsa Barton, Lucie Walters, Donna Quinn, Nathan Jones, Aunty Kerrie Doyle and David Lim
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:429
  34. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated health disparities in vulnerable groups (e.g., increased infection, hospitalization, and mortality rates in people with lower income, lower education, or ethnic minorities...

    Authors: Clara Häfliger, Nicola Diviani and Sara Rubinelli
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:428
  35. Sleep apnea exerts adverse health effects due to inflammation and metabolic disruption. It is associated with metabolic diseases. However, the evidence of its relationship with depression is inconsistent. Ther...

    Authors: Mei Li, Xue Zou, Hongbin Lu, Fang Li, Yang Xin, Wenwen Zhang, Bo Li and Ying Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:427
  36. Insufficient physical activity is risk factor for morbidity and premature mortality. This population-based birth cohort study investigated the cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between self-reporte...

    Authors: Anna-Kaisa Karppanen, Jouko Miettunen, Tuula Hurtig, Tanja Nordström, Tuija Tammelin and Raija Korpelainen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:426
  37. The association of anxiety and depression with adverse reactions after receipt of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine is not clear among the general population. This study aims to evaluate the effect o...

    Authors: Zhitong Zhou, Junwei Shen, Miaomiao Zhao, Xiaoying Zhang, Tao Wang, Jue Li and Xudong Zhao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:425
  38. A relationship between smoking and interpersonal influences has been well established within the literature. There have been cultural shifts in denormalisation and a reduction in tobacco smoking in many countr...

    Authors: H. J. Littlecott, G. F. Moore, R. E. Evans, G. J. Melendez-Torres, M. McCann, H. Reed, M. Mann, F. Dobbie, S. Jennings, C. Donaldson and J. Hawkins
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:424
  39. People with certain underlying respiratory and cardiovascular conditions might be at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM) exposure may affect the pulmonary and ca...

    Authors: Martine Elisabeth Mathieu, Joshua Gray and Jennifer Richmond-Bryant
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:423
  40. Previous studies have suggested that lifestyle factors are associated with mortality in different population. However, little is known about the impact of lifestyle factors on all-cause mortality in non-commun...

    Authors: Ying Li, Xue Fan, Lifeng Wei, Kai Yang and Mingli Jiao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:422
  41. Fitspiration is a social media phenomenon purported to inspire viewers to lead healthier lifestyles but can result in negative psychological outcomes such as body dissatisfaction. This study aimed to develop a...

    Authors: Rachel G Curtis, Ivanka Prichard, Georgia Gosse, Anna Stankevicius and Carol A Maher
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:421
  42. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to demonstrate the risks and profound health impacts that result from infectious disease emergencies. Emergency preparedness has been defined as the knowledge, capacity and orga...

    Authors: Jessica M Lee, Rachel Jansen, Kate E Sanderson, Fiona Guerra, Sue Keller-Olaman, Michelle Murti, Tracey L O’Sullivan, Madelyn P Law, Brian Schwartz, Laura E Bourns and Yasmin Khan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:420
  43. Social inequality in smoking remains an important public health issue. Upper secondary schools offering vocational education and training (VET) comprise more students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds and h...

    Authors: Simone G. Kjeld, Lau C. Thygesen, Dina Danielsen, Gitte S. Jakobsen, Marie P. Jensen, Teresa Holmberg, Lotus S. Bast, Lisbeth Lund, Charlotta Pisinger and Susan Andersen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:419
  44. Compared to women, South African men are less likely to know their HIV status (78% vs. 89%), have suppressed viral loads (82% vs. 90%), or access HIV prevention services. To achieve epidemic control where hete...

    Authors: Philip John Smith, Joseph Daniels, Linda-Gail Bekker and Andrew Medina-Marino
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:418
  45. Hypertension is the second leading risk factor for death in South Africa, and rates have steadily increased since the end of Apartheid. Research on the determinants of hypertension in South Africa has received...

    Authors: SLM Madela, NW Harriman, R Sewpaul, AD Mbewu, DR Williams, S Sifunda, T Manyaapelo, A Nyembezi and SP Reddy
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:417
  46. During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic a high case fatality rate (CFR) was noticed worldwide including also Germany where the first European cases have been observed. The WHO recommended immediate intu...

    Authors: Matthias Wjst and Clemens Wendtner
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:416
  47. Social desirability bias is one of the oldest forms of response bias studied in social sciences. While individuals may feel the need to fake good or bad answers in response to sensitive or intrusive questions,...

    Authors: Wen Lin Teh, Edimansyah Abdin, Asharani P.V., Fiona Devi Siva Kumar, Kumarasan Roystonn, Peizhi Wang, Saleha Shafie, Sherilyn Chang, Anitha Jeyagurunathan, Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar, Chee Fang Sum, Eng Sing Lee, Rob M. van Dam and Mythily Subramaniam
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:415
  48. This dynamic cohort was established to evaluate the targeted individual promotion of children affected by developmental risks as part of the German federal state law for child day-care and preschools in Meckle...

    Authors: Vanessa Sophie Ernst, Marco Franze, Anika Kästner and Wolfgang Hoffmann
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:414

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