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  1. Content type: Research article

    Assessing drug users’ attitudes towards different kinds of addiction treatment is necessary to design tailored strategies. The aim of the present study is to develop and examine the psychometric properties of ...

    Authors: Maryam Khazaee-Pool, Zohreh Arefi, Daem Roshani, Tahereh Pashaei and Koen Ponnet

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:906

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    This study investigated condom use among female sex workers (FSWs) at hair salons during commercial sexual interactions over 1 month. We explored the associations of such use with various sexual behaviours, HI...

    Authors: Qiaoqin Ma, Jianmin Jiang, Xiaohong Pan, Gaofen Cai, Hui Wang, Xin Zhou, Tingting Jiang and Lin Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:910

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    Implementing rigorous epidemiologic studies in low-resource settings involves challenges in participant recruitment and follow-up (e.g., mobile populations, distrust), biological sample collection (e.g., cold-...

    Authors: Anna M. Aceituno, Kaitlyn K. Stanhope, Paulina A. Rebolledo, Rachel M. Burke, Rita Revollo, Volga Iñiguez, Parminder S. Suchdev and Juan S. Leon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:911

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  4. Content type: Research article

    With 600 million people using betel quid (BQ) globally, and smokeless tobacco (SLT) use being more wide-spread; the duo is an uphill public health concern in South Asian countries. SLT and/or BQ use increases ...

    Authors: Azmina Hussain, Sidra Zaheer and Kashif Shafique

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:913

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Some longitudinal studies have shown that blood pressure tracks from adolescence to adulthood, yet there is limited evidence regarding the predictive factors of adulthood hypertension during adolescence. This ...

    Authors: Saeed Kalantari, Davood Khalili, Samaneh Asgari, Noushin Fahimfar, Farzad Hadaegh, Maryam Tohidi and Fereidoun Azizi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:915

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The health outcomes of men continue to be poorer than women globally. Challenges in addressing this problem include difficulties engaging men in weight loss programs as they tend to view these programs as cont...

    Authors: Wendy Blunt, Dawn P. Gill, Shannon L. Sibbald, Brendan Riggin, Roseanne W. Pulford, Ryan Scott, Karen Danylchuk, Cindy M. Gray, Sally Wyke, Christopher Bunn and Robert J. Petrella

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:916

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  7. Content type: Research article

    There is limited research on capacity building interventions that include theoretical foundations. The purpose of this systematic review is to identify underlying theories, models and frameworks used to suppor...

    Authors: Kim Bergeron, Samiya Abdi, Kara DeCorby, Gloria Mensah, Benjamin Rempel and Heather Manson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:914

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Data measuring airborne pollutants, public health and environmental factors are increasingly being stored and merged. These big datasets offer great potential, but also challenge traditional epidemiological me...

    Authors: Colin Bellinger, Mohomed Shazan Mohomed Jabbar, Osmar Zaïane and Alvaro Osornio-Vargas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:907

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Excess body weight during adulthood has been consistently associated with all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, and cancer at multiple sites among other chronic diseases. We describe the prevalence of e...

    Authors: Darren R. Brenner, Abbey E. Poirier, Tiffany R. Haig, Alianu Akawung, Christine M. Friedenreich and Paula J. Robson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:899

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  10. Content type: Research article

    After the re-introduction of poliovirus to Syria in 2013, Lebanon was considered at high transmission risk due to its proximity to Syria and the high number of Syrian refugees. However, after a large-scale nat...

    Authors: Ali Alawieh, Zahraa Sabra, E. Farris Langley, Abdul Rahman Bizri, Randa Hamadeh and Fadi A. Zaraket

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:902

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Couples HIV counseling and testing is essential for combination HIV prevention, but its uptake remains very low. We aimed to evaluate factors associated with couples HIV counseling uptake in India, Georgia and...

    Authors: Thierry Tiendrebeogo, Melanie Plazy, Shrinivas Darak, Marija Miric, Eddy Perez-Then, Maia Butsashvili, Patrice Tchendjou, François Dabis and Joanna Orne-Gliemann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:901

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Performing a tick check after visiting nature is considered the most important preventive measure to avoid contracting Lyme disease. Checking the body for ticks after visiting nature is the only measure that c...

    Authors: Amy van der Heijden, Bob C. Mulder, P. Marijn Poortvliet and Arnold J. H. van Vliet

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:900

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    Associations between education and obesity have been consistently reported among women in developed countries, but few studies have considered the influence of marital status and husbands’ education. This stud...

    Authors: Keiko Murakami, Takayoshi Ohkubo and Hideki Hashimoto

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:903

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    In Germany, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are normally reimbursed up to the age of 12 years only. The aim of this study was to analyse prices of over-the-counter drugs used by adolescents in Germany and their a...

    Authors: Salvatore Italia, Silke B. Wolfenstetter, Irene Brüske, Joachim Heinrich, Dietrich Berdel, Andrea von Berg, Irina Lehmann, Marie Standl and Christina M. Teuner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:904

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    Substantial evidence suggests that weight gain in early life is associated with increased adiposity and other metabolic disorders later in life. It is, however, unknown whether physical activity (PA) may modif...

    Authors: Elin Kolle, Bernardo L. Horta, Jonathan Wells, Soren Brage, Fernando C. Barros, Ulf Ekelund and Pedro C. Hallal

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:905

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Antibiotics have played an essential role in decreasing morbidity and mortality from infectious diseases. However, indiscriminate use and unrestricted access is contributing to the emergence of bacterial resis...

    Authors: Saviour Kwame Yevutsey, Kwame Ohene Buabeng, Moses Aikins, Berko Panyin Anto, Richard B. Biritwum, Niels Frimodt-Møller and Martha Gyansa-Lutterodt

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:896

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  17. Content type: Research article

    With increasing financial pressures on public health in England, the need for evidence of high relevance to policy is now stronger than ever. However, the ways in which public health professionals (PHPs) and r...

    Authors: Peter van der Graaf, Lynne F. Forrest, Jean Adams, Janet Shucksmith and Martin White

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:892

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Different criteria regarding outcome measures in smoking research are used, which can lead to confusion about study results. Consensus in outcome criteria may enhance the comparability of future studies. This ...

    Authors: Kei Long Cheung, Dennis de Ruijter, Mickaël Hiligsmann, Iman Elfeddali, Ciska Hoving, Silvia M. A. A. Evers and Hein de Vries

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:890

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Despite growing evidence in support of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) among infants in the first 6 months of birth, the debate over the optimal duration of EBF continues. This study examines the effect of termi...

    Authors: Md. Nuruzzaman Khan and M. Mofizul Islam

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:889

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Malaria is the leading cause of disease burden across the world, especially in African countries. Ethiopia has designed a five year (2011–2015) plan to cover 100% of the households in malarious areas with one ...

    Authors: Kindie Fentahun Muchie, Kassahun Alemu, Amare Tariku, Adino Tesfahun Tsegaye, Solomon Mekonnen Abebe, Mezgebu Yitayal, Tadesse Awoke and Gashaw Andargie Biks

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:888

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