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  1. Content type: Research article

    Low and middle income countries (LMICs), including India, contribute to a major proportion of low birth weight (LBW) infants globally. These infants require special care. Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) in hospital...

    Authors: Sarmila Mazumder, Ravi Prakash Upadhyay, Zelee Hill, Sunita Taneja, Brinda Dube, Jasmine Kaur, Medha Shekhar, Runa Ghosh, Shruti Bisht, Jose Carlos Martines, Rajiv Bahl, Halvor Sommerfelt and Nita Bhandari

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:307

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    Sex tourism among men who have sex with men (MSM) may exacerbate transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Sex tourism is defined as purchasing sex with gifts or money outside of on...

    Authors: Jessica Mao, Weiming Tang, Chuncheng Liu, Ngai Sze Wong, Songyuan Tang, Chongyi Wei and Joseph D. Tucker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:306

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Urban slums are characterised by unique challenging living conditions, which increase their inhabitants’ vulnerability to specific health conditions. The identification and prioritization of the key health iss...

    Authors: Sarah Abdi, Avanti Wadugodapitiya, Sandra Bedaf, Carolin Elizabeth George, Gift Norman, Mark Hawley and Luc de Witte

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:309

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Daily activity data are by nature compositional data. Accordingly, they occupy a specific geometry with unique properties that is different to standard Euclidean geometry. This study aimed to estimate the diff...

    Authors: Dorothea Dumuid, Tyman E. Stanford, Željko Pedišić, Carol Maher, Lucy K. Lewis, Josep-Antoni Martín-Fernández, Peter T. Katzmarzyk, Jean-Philippe Chaput, Mikael Fogelholm, Martyn Standage, Mark S. Tremblay and Timothy Olds

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:311

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Frequent attendance to primary care constitutes a large use of resources for the health care system. The association between frequent attendance and illness-related factors has been examined in several studies...

    Authors: Alexander A. Pasgaard, Maiken H. Mæhlisen, Charlotte Overgaard, Linda Ejlskov, Christian Torp-Pedersen and Henrik Bøggild

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:310

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a cluster of health problems that set the stage for serious health conditions and places individuals at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and stroke. The worldwide prev...

    Authors: Mohammad Ziaul Islam Chowdhury, Ataul Mustufa Anik, Zaki Farhana, Piali Dey Bristi, B. M. Abu Al Mamun, Mohammad Jasim Uddin, Jain Fatema, Tanjila Akter, Tania Akhter Tani, Meshbahur Rahman and Tanvir C. Turin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:308

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Using longitudinal panel data, the aim of this study was to examine the contribution of age, period, and cohort effects on changes in physical activity over time in a population-based sample of Canadians. We f...

    Authors: Mayilee Canizares and Elizabeth M. Badley

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:304

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of overweight/obesity has become a major concern for public health in developing countries. Risk factors need to be well documented so that these countries develop public policies to fight the p...

    Authors: Leandra Ulbricht, Mariane Ferreira de Campos, Eduardo Esmanhoto and Wagner Luis Ripka

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:312

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has developed an ambitious strategy to end the AIDS epidemic. After eight years of antiretroviral therapy (ART) program we assessed progress towards the ...

    Authors: Helena Huerga, Gilles Van Cutsem, Jihane Ben Farhat, Adrian Puren, Malika Bouhenia, Lubbe Wiesner, Linda Dlamini, David Maman, Tom Ellman and Jean-François Etard

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:303

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Whether constitutional low blood pressure (BP) causes substantive health problems has been controversial, and subjects with hypotension exhibit a range of symptoms, from mild typical conditions such as tiredne...

    Authors: Kyung-in Joung and Sung-il Cho

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:200

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  11. Content type: Research article

    An effect of increased fruit and vegetable (FV) consumption on facial attractiveness has been proposed and recommended as a strategy to promote FV intakes, but no studies to date demonstrate a causal link betw...

    Authors: Katherine M. Appleton, Alanna J. McGrath, Michelle C. McKinley, Claire R. Draffin, Lesley L. Hamill, Ian S. Young and Jayne V. Woodside

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:298

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Older individuals are consuming alcohol more frequently yet there is limited evidence on the effectiveness of current interventions. This systematic review aims to investigate interventions that target alcohol...

    Authors: Roxanne Armstrong-Moore, Catherine Haighton, Nicola Davinson and Jonathan Ling

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:302

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Women’s health during their reproductive years and whilst pregnant has implications for their children’s health, both in utero and during childhood. Associations of women’s pre-pregnancy dietary patterns (DP) ...

    Authors: Juliana Araujo Teixeira, Teresa Gontijo Castro, Cameron C. Grant, Clare R. Wall, Ana Lúcia da Silva Castro, Rossana Pulcineli Vieira Francisco, Sandra Elisabete Vieira, Silvia Regina Dias Medici Saldiva and Dirce Maria Marchioni

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:301

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Publicly funded healthcare forms an intricate part of government spending in most Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, because of its reliance on entitlements and dedicated ...

    Authors: Herman Christiaan Schakel, Erilia Hao Wu and Patrick Jeurissen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:300

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Interventions that encompass behavioural modifications of dietary intake and physical activity are essential for the management of obesity in children. This study assessed the effectiveness of a stage-based li...

    Authors: Nor Baizura Md. Yusop, Zalilah Mohd Shariff, Ting Tzer Hwu, Ruzita Abd. Talib and Nicola Spurrier

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:299

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  16. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the article [1], it has been brought to our attention that one of the members of the EPIC-NSW study group has had their name spelt incorrectly in the acknowledgements. The article mentions...

    Authors: Iryna B. Zablotska, Christine Selvey, Rebecca Guy, Karen Price, Jo Holden, Heather-Marie Schmidt, Anna McNulty, David Smith, Fengyi Jin, Janaki Amin, David A. Cooper and Andrew E. Grulich

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:297

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2018 18:210

  17. Content type: Research article

    Physical activity (PA) and smoking have been reported to be associated with the duration and severity of common cold symptoms. However, few studies have addressed the associations between the frequency of leis...

    Authors: Ge Zhou, Hongjian Liu, Minfu He, Mengjia Yue, Ping Gong, Fangyuan Wu, Xuanxuan Li, Yingxin Pang, Xiaodi Yang, Juan Ma, Meitian Liu, Jinghua Li and Xiumin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:294

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The number of university global health training programs has grown in recent years. However, there is little research on the needs of the global health profession. We therefore set out to characterize the glob...

    Authors: Jessica M. Keralis, Brianne L. Riggin-Pathak, Theresa Majeski, Bogdan A. Pathak, Janine Foggia, Kathleen M. Cullinen, Abbhirami Rajagopal and Heidi S. West

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:293

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  19. Content type: Research article

    To maximize public health impact and cost-effectiveness, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) must reach individuals at high HIV risk. Referrals for PrEP can be self- or provider-initiated, but there are severa...

    Authors: James Wilton, Syed W. Noor, Alexandre Schnubb, James Lawless, Trevor A. Hart, Troy Grennan, Shawn Fowler, John Maxwell and Darrell H. S. Tan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:292

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Chronic non-communicable diseases entail high impact on health systems in Brazil and worldwide. Among the most frequent are the musculoskeletal conditions which comprise a group of diseases that influence indi...

    Authors: Mariana Alonso Monteiro Bezerra, Natália Hellwig, Geraldo da Rocha Castelar Pinheiro and Claudia Souza Lopes

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:287

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  21. Content type: Research article

    As a vulnerable population in China, migrant workers have a higher smoking rate than the general population. This study aims to assess the effectiveness of a WHO-5A based comprehensive tobacco control program ...

    Authors: Wenxin Chai, Guanyang Zou, Jingrong Shi, Wen Chen, Xiao Gong, Xiaolin Wei and Li Ling

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:296

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Homelessness is a persistent social issue with diverse impacts reaching far beyond individuals. Strategies and research concerning homelessness and health have largely focused on the risk factors and weaknesse...

    Authors: Ernesta Sofija, Melanie Plugge, Nicola Wiseman and Neil Harris

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:290

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Individuals on probation experience economic disadvantage because their criminal records often prohibit gainful employment, which compromises their ability to access the basic components of wellbeing. Unemploy...

    Authors: Kimberly R. Dong, Aviva Must, Alice M. Tang, Curt G. Beckwith and Thomas J. Stopka

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:289

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Immunization is one of the most cost-effective public health interventions to prevent children from contracting vaccine-preventable diseases. Indonesia launched the Expanded Program for Immunization (EPI) in 1...

    Authors: Holipah, Asri Maharani and Yoshiki Kuroda

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:288

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