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Press Releases in BMC Public Health

New Content ItemWelcome to the Press Release page. BMC Public Health receives international press coverage increasing the impact of the published research and allowing it to reach a wider audience. Here, you will find a list of articles published in BMC Public Health where a press release has been issued.   

2019

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Children who walk to school less likely to be overweight or obese

Based on results from more than 2000 primary-age schoolchildren from across London, the researchers found that walking or cycling to school is a strong predictor of obesity levels, a result which was consistent across neighbourhoods, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds. The results are reported in the journal BMC Public Health.

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Low awareness of hypertension and diabetes in China elderly causing public health concerns

Majority of Chinese who were diagnosed with hypertension and/or type 2 diabetes in 2011 said they were unaware of having the diseases years later in 2015.

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Decline in physical activity often starts as early as age seven

Overall physical activity starts to decline already around the age of school entry. While the proportion of physically inactive individuals rises with age there still are groups of people who manage to increase their physical activity level in adulthood and old age.

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First national estimates of virginity in Japan: 1 in 10 adults in their 30s remains a virgin

Japan has an increasing percentage of young adults with no history of heterosexual vaginal intercourse. Public health experts at the University of Tokyo completed the most detailed analysis of national fertility survey data to date to understand trends in sexual experience over the past three decades.

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How many cigarettes are there in a bottle of wine?

The well-established link between cancer and tobacco may provide a way to help explain possible links between alcohol and cancer, and raise public awareness of alcohol-associated cancer risks, according to this study.

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Binge eating and smoking linked to bullying and sexual abuse

People who ever suffered bullying or sexual abuse have a lower quality of life similar to those living with chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, depression or severe anxiety, a new study from the University of Adelaide has found.

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‘Bug Bombs’ Are Ineffective Killing Roaches Indoors

Total release foggers, commonly known as "bug bombs," are ineffective at removing cockroaches from indoor environments, according to a new study from North Carolina State University.

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Healthy shopper? Blood pressure testing in a shopping centre Pop-Up in England

A new study published in BMC Public Health ​​​​​​​using Pop-Up health check stations found a possible link between 'unhealthy' shopping centres and the number of cases of suspected or diagnosed high blood pressure recorded for people who volunteered for checks.

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2018

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More young people are choosing to not drink alcohol

Young people in England aren’t just drinking less alcohol – a new study published in BMC Public Health shows that more of them are never taking up alcohol at all, and that the increase is widespread among young people.

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Compliance with indoor tanning legislation needs improvement to mitigate risks

Compliance with legislation intended to mitigate the risks associated with indoor tanning varies widely between countries and individual facilities and is generally poor, a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health suggests.

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Middle-aged moderate drinkers rarely have health concerns about drinking

Middle-aged drinkers (30–65 year olds), who consume low-levels of alcohol, have either minor or non-existent concerns about the health effects of drinking, according to a systematic review published in the open access journal BMC Public Health.

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Longer hours on social media may increase teens’ risk of cyberbullying

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Sleeping too much or not enough may have bad effects on health

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Media representations of cancer neglect an important risk factor: age

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Inaccurate idea of own body weight may be strong factor in unhealthy dieting

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Study suggests possible link between low blood pressure and suicidal thoughts

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Social media use at age 10 could reduce wellbeing of adolescent girls

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Study suggests possible link between low blood pressure and suicidal thoughts

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Higher cigarette taxes may increase use of chewing tobacco and cigars in adolescents

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“Perfect for all occasions”? Marketing of lower strength alcohol products may increase drinking

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Housework gender differences may affect health in elderly men and women

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