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  1. Overweight in children and adolescents has reached dimensions of a global epidemic during recent years. Simultaneously, information and communication technology use has rapidly increased.

    Authors: Hanna-Reetta Lajunen, Anna Keski-Rahkonen, Lea Pulkkinen, Richard J Rose, Aila Rissanen and Jaakko Kaprio

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:24

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Changes in lifestyles and in the environment over the last decades are probably the most important cause of the overweight epidemic, but the findings are inconsistent among studies. The purpose of this study w...

    Authors: Nathalie Duvigneaud, Katrien Wijndaele, Lynn Matton, Peter Deriemaeker, Renaat Philippaerts, Johan Lefevre, Martine Thomis and William Duquet

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:23

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Mastitis constitutes an important risk factor in HIV vertical transmission. Very little, however, is known on how women in sub-Saharan Africa conceptualise health problems related to breastfeeding, such as mas...

    Authors: Manuela De Allegri, Malabika Sarker, Jennifer Hofmann, Mamadou Sanon and Thomas Böhler

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:22

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The prevalence of depression is increasing not only among adults, but also among adolescents. Several risk factors for depression in youth have been identified, including female gender, increasing age, lower s...

    Authors: Rafael T Mikolajczyk, Maren Bredehorst, Nadia Khelaifat, Claudia Maier and Annette E Maxwell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:21

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The first vaccine to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer has been licensed, and in future, vaccination may be routinely offered to 10–14 year old girls. HPV is a sexually transmitted virus a...

    Authors: Loretta Brabin, Stephen A Roberts and Henry C Kitchener

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:20

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Large-scale Tuberculosis (TB) control programmes in China have been hailed a success. Concerns remain, however, about whether the programme is reaching all sections of the population, particularly poorer group...

    Authors: Tuohong Zhang, Shenglan Tang, Gao Jun and Margaret Whitehead

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:19

    Content type: Research article

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  7. An estimated 12 million sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are documented in Brazil per year. Given the scope of this public health challenge and the importance of prompt treatment and follow-up counseling...

    Authors: Monica Malta, Francisco I Bastos, Steffanie A Strathdee, Shayna D Cunnigham, Jose Henrique Pilotto and Deanna Kerrigan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:18

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Few studies of miners have been carried out in African countries; most are from South Africa, where the working conditions are assumed to be better than in the rest of Africa. Several studies have focused on r...

    Authors: Simon HD Mamuya, Magne Bråtveit, Yohana Mashalla and Bente E Moen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:17

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Before starting interventions addressing energy-balance related behaviors, knowledge is needed about the prevalence of sedentary behaviors and low physical exercise, their interrelationships, possible gender d...

    Authors: Saskia J te Velde, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Inga Thorsdottir, Mette Rasmussen, Maria Hagströmer, Knut-Inge Klepp and Johannes Brug

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:16

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Childhood obesity is one of the most pressing health issues of our time. Key health organizations have recommended research be conducted on the effectiveness of well-designed interventions to combat childhood ...

    Authors: Rachel A Jones, Anthony D Okely, Clare E Collins, Philip J Morgan, Julie R Steele, Janet M Warren, Louise A Baur, Dylan P Cliff, Tracy Burrows and Jane Cleary

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:15

    Content type: Study protocol

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  11. Acute poisoning by agricultural pesticides is a well established global public health problem. Keeping pesticides under safe storage is now promoted as a potential way to reduce the number of severe poisoning ...

    Authors: Flemming Konradsen, Ravi Pieris, Manjula Weerasinghe, Wim van der Hoek, Michael Eddleston and Andrew H Dawson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:13

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Intimate partner violence against women (IPV) has been identified as a serious public health problem. Although the health care system is an important site for identification and intervention, there have been c...

    Authors: Iris Gutmanis, Charlene Beynon, Leslie Tutty, C Nadine Wathen and Harriet L MacMillan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:12

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Neglected diseases encompass a group of pathologies that disproportionally affect resource-constrained areas of the world. In tropical and subtropical areas in Latin America, the vicious cycle of poverty, dise...

    Authors: Carlos Franco-Paredes, Danielle Jones, Alfonso J Rodríguez-Morales and José Ignacio Santos-Preciado

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:11

    Content type: Commentary

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  14. A thorough examination of the morbidity and comorbidity profiles among the elderly and an evaluation of the related factors are required to improve the delivery of health care to the elderly and to estimate th...

    Authors: Eun-kyung Woo, Changsu Han, Sangmee Ahn Jo, Min Kyu Park, Sungsoo Kim, Eunkyung Kim, Moon Ho Park, Juyoung Lee and Inho Jo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:10

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The volume, extent and speed of travel have dramatically increased in the past decades, providing the potential for an infectious disease to spread through the transportation network. By collecting information...

    Authors: Philippe J Guerin, Rebecca Freeman Grais, John Arne Rottingen and Alain Jacques Valleron

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:8

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Recent reports suggest an increase in sexually-transmitted hepatitis C infection among HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM) in European cities. We investigated whether current national surveillance sys...

    Authors: Sarah Dougan, M Adekoyejo Balogun, Jonathan Elford, Lisa J Brant, Katy Sinka, Barry G Evans and Mary E Ramsay

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:7

    Content type: Research article

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  17. In the Latin America and Caribbean region over 210 million people live below the poverty line. These impoverished and marginalized populations are heavily burdened with neglected communicable diseases. These d...

    Authors: John C Holveck, John P Ehrenberg, Steven K Ault, Rocio Rojas, Javier Vasquez, Maria Teresa Cerqueira, Josefa Ippolito-Shepherd, Miguel A Genovese and Mirta Roses Periago

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:6

    Content type: Debate

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  18. Health behaviours among doctors has been suggested to be an important marker of how harmful lifestyle behaviours are perceived. In several countries, decrease in smoking among physicians was spectacular, indic...

    Authors: Paul Sebo, Martine Bouvier Gallacchi, Catherine Goehring, Beat Künzi and Patrick A Bovier

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:5

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Palliative care in cancer aims at alleviating the suffering of patients. A previous study in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer showed that adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) infusions had a favour...

    Authors: Sandra Beijer, Erik van Rossum, Pierre S Hupperets, Cor Spreeuwenberg, Marieke van den Beuken, Ron A Winkens, Lisette Ars, Ben E van den Borne, Alexander de Graeff and Pieter C Dagnelie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:4

    Content type: Study protocol

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  20. Data on the prevalence of tobacco use among teenagers in Greece are limited. We examined the prevalence of smoking among middle-school students in Greece using the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS).

    Authors: Athina Kyrlesi, Elpidoforos S Soteriades, Charles W Warren, Jeni Kremastinou, Panagiotis Papastergiou, Nathan R Jones and Christos Hadjichristodoulou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:3

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Anthropometric evaluation is an essential feature of geriatric nutritional evaluation for determining malnutrition, being overweight, obesity, muscular mass loss, fat mass gain and adipose tissue redistributio...

    Authors: Sergio Sánchez-García, Carmen García-Peña, María Ximena Duque-López, Teresa Juárez-Cedillo, Alma Rosa Cortés-Núñez and Sandra Reyes-Beaman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:2

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Whilst alcohol and drug use among young people is known to escalate during short holidays and working breaks in international nightlife resorts, little empirical data are available on the impact of longer back...

    Authors: Mark A Bellis, Karen E Hughes, Paul Dillon, Jan Copeland and Peter Gates

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:1

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Fever is the clinical hallmark of malaria disease. The Roll Back Malaria (RBM) movement promotes prompt, effective treatment of childhood fevers as a key component to achieving its optimistic mortality reducti...

    Authors: Bruce A Larson, Abdinasir A Amin, Abdisalan M Noor, Dejan Zurovac and Robert W Snow

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:314

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Recent international and national events have brought critical attention to the Canadian public health system and how prepared the system is to respond to various types of contemporary public health threats. T...

    Authors: Douglas Moore, Alan Shiell, Tom Noseworthy, Margaret Russell and Gerald Predy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:313

    Content type: Study protocol

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  25. Social inequalities in health exist globally and are a major public health concern. This study focus on a systematic investigation into the associations between health indicators, living conditions and parenta...

    Authors: Xianming du Prel, Ursula Krämer, Heidrun Behrendt, Johannes Ring, Hanna Oppermann, Tamara Schikowski and Ulrich Ranft

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:312

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Interest in the reproductive health of adolescents continues to grow throughout the world. Few studies had explored the reproductive health knowledge, sexual behavior and experience of sexual coercion among se...

    Authors: Ademola J Ajuwon, Adeniyi Olaleye, Banji Faromoju and Oladapo Ladipo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:310

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Recent developments within the United Kingdom's (UK) health care system have re-awakened interest in community hospitals (CHs) and their role in the provision of health care. This integrative literature review...

    Authors: David Heaney, Corri Black, Catherine A O'Donnell, Cameron Stark and Edwin van Teijlingen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:309

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The HIV burden estimate for India has a very wide plausibility range. A recent population-based study in a south Indian district demonstrated that the official method used in India to estimate HIV burden in th...

    Authors: Lalit Dandona, Vemu Lakshmi, G Anil Kumar and Rakhi Dandona

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:308

    Content type: Research article

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  29. In developed countries, gastrointestinal illness (GI) is typically mild and self-limiting, however, it has considerable economic impact due to high morbidity.

    Authors: M Kate Thomas, Shannon E Majowicz, Laura MacDougall, Paul N Sockett, Suzie J Kovacs, Murray Fyfe, Victoria L Edge, Kathryn Doré, James A Flint, Spencer Henson and Andria Q Jones

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:307

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Management of environmental health issues is an integral part of public health systems. An active integrated environmental health surveillance and response system was developed for the Athens Olympics to monit...

    Authors: Christos Hadjichristodoulou, Varvara Mouchtouri, Vasiliki Vaitsi, Christina Kapoula, Anastasia Vousoureli, Isidiros Kalivitis, Julia Chervoni, Panagiotis Papastergiou, Antonios Vasilogiannakopoulos, Vasilis D Daniilidis and Jenny Kremastinou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:306

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The policy of the diminution of the social isolation of the disabled is the main objective of the strategy of the EU new policy concerning the disabled. Lithuanian society faces this objective as well. For thi...

    Authors: Laimute Samsoniene, Algirdas Juozulynas, Gene Surkiene, Konstancija Jankauskiene and Aloyza Lukšiene

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:305

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Only limited data are available on the development, implementation, and evaluation processes of weight gain prevention programs in adolescents. To be able to learn from successes and failures of such intervent...

    Authors: Amika S Singh, Marijke JM Chin A Paw, Stef PJ Kremers, Tommy LS Visscher, Johannes Brug and Willem van Mechelen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:304

    Content type: Study protocol

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  33. The TFT-LCD (thin film transistor liquid crystal display) industry is rapidly growing in Taiwan and many other countries. A large number of workers, mainly women, are employed in the light-on test process to d...

    Authors: Shih-Bin Su, Chih-Wei Lu, Jiunn-Woei Sheen, Shu-Chun Kuo and How-Ran Guo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:303

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Thyroid cancer is a tumor with a low but growing incidence in Spain. This study sought to depict its spatial municipal mortality pattern, using the classic model proposed by Besag, York and Mollié.

    Authors: Virginia Lope, Marina Pollán, Beatriz Pérez-Gómez, Nuria Aragonés, Rebeca Ramis, Diana Gómez-Barroso and Gonzalo López-Abente

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:302

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Research in the fields of Preventive Medicine, Occupational/Environmental Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health play an important role in the advancement of knowledge. In order to map the research productio...

    Authors: Elpidoforos S Soteriades and Matthew E Falagas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:301

    Content type: Research article

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  36. In the 1980s there was substantial interest in early pregnancy and pre-pregnancy interventions to increase birth weight and reduce preterm birth. We developed an inter-pregnancy intervention, implemented in a ...

    Authors: Judith Lumley and Lisa Donohue

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:299

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Little is known regarding the cardiovascular disease risk factors among Chamorros residing in the United States.

    Authors: Binh Chiem, Victoria Nguyen, Phillis L Wu, Celine M Ko, Lee Ann Cruz and Georgia Robins Sadler

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:298

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Effective health protection requires systematised responses with clear accountabilities. In England, Primary Care Trusts and the Health Protection Agency both have statutory responsibilities for health protect...

    Authors: Paul A Cosford, Mary O'Mahony, Emma Angell, Graham Bickler, Shirley Crawshaw, Janet Glencross, Stephen S Horsley, Brian McCloskey, Richard Puleston, Nichola Seare and Martin D Tobin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:297

    Content type: Research article

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  39. High body mass index (BMI) and lack of physical activity have been recognized as important risk factors for coronary heart disease. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether leisure-time physical ac...

    Authors: Eleonor Fransson, Ulf de Faire, Anders Ahlbom, Christina Reuterwall, Johan Hallqvist and Lars Alfredsson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:296

    Content type: Research article

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  40. As little is known about the determinants of smoking in large ethnic minorities in the Netherlands and other Western European countries, we studied the determinants of smoking young adult offspring of Turkish ...

    Authors: Floor VA van Oort, Jan van der Ende, Alfons AM Crijnen, Frank C Verhulst, Johan P Mackenbach and Inez MA Joung

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:294

    Content type: Research article

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  41. People in transitional life stages, such as occupational retirement, are likely to gain weight and accumulate abdominal fat mass caused by changes in physical activity and diet. Hence, retirees are an importan...

    Authors: Andrea Werkman, Albertine J Schuit, Lydia Kwak, Stef PJ Kremers, Tommy LS Visscher, Frans J Kok and Evert G Schouten

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:293

    Content type: Study protocol

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  42. In Mozambique most of demographic data are obtained using census or sample survey including indirect estimations. A method of collecting longitudinal demographic data was introduced in southern Mozambique sinc...

    Authors: Ariel Q Nhacolo, Delino A Nhalungo, Charfudin N Sacoor, John J Aponte, Ricardo Thompson and Pedro Alonso

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:291

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Behavioral factors such as (excessive) alcohol consumption play a major role in the explanation of social inequalities in health. The unequal distribution of health risk behaviors among socio-economic groups h...

    Authors: Matthias Richter, Anja Leppin and Saoirse Nic Gabhainn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:289

    Content type: Research article

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