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  1. The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by SARS-CoV-2, was one of the greatest modern public health crises that the world has faced. Countries undertook sweeping public health and social measures (PHSM); including envir...

    Authors: Saki Kawamitsu, Tin Zar Win, Su Myat Han, Tomoka Nakamura, Melissa Jogie and Chris Smith
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1393
  2. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is recognized as a main public health challenge, with serious consequences for women’s physical, mental, sexual, and reproductive health. Despite its public health importance, m...

    Authors: Teshale Mulatu, Yadeta Dessie and Muluemebet Abera
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1391
  3. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a condition causing severe emotional, physical, and behavioral symptoms before menstruation. It greatly hinders daily activities, affecting academic and interpersonal ...

    Authors: Aklile Tsega Chekol, Yared Reta, Fikadu Ayinewa, Lielina Hailu, Mulualem Tesema and Mastewal Aschale Wale
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1390
  4. The COVID-19 pandemic led to vast changes in working life and conditions in which we work. These changes may affect people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) differently. We aimed to describe the working situation...

    Authors: Chantelle Murley, Jessica Dervish, Alejandra Machado, Veronica Svärd, Agneta Wennman-Larsen, Jan Hillert and Emilie Friberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1389
  5. Previous research has suggested that engaging in regular physical activity (PA) can help to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety in university students. However, there is a lack of evidence regarding the ...

    Authors: Yulan Zhou, Zan Huang, Yanjie Liu and Dongao Liu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1388
  6. For accessing dental care in Canada, approximately 62% of the population has employment-based insurance, 6% have some publicly funded coverage, and 32% have to pay out-of pocket. Those with no insurance or pub...

    Authors: Venkata R. Duvvuri, Mona Abdelrehim and Sonica Singhal
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1386
  7. Identifying patients at increased risk of loss to follow-up (LTFU) is key to developing strategies to optimize the clinical management of tuberculosis (TB). The use of national registry data in prediction mode...

    Authors: Moreno M. S. Rodrigues, Beatriz Barreto-Duarte, Caian L. Vinhaes, Mariana Araújo-Pereira, Eduardo R. Fukutani, Keityane Bone Bergamaschi, Afrânio Kristki, Marcelo Cordeiro-Santos, Valeria C. Rolla, Timothy R. Sterling, Artur T. L. Queiroz and Bruno B. Andrade
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1385
  8. In Fiji, packaged foods are becoming increasingly available. However, it is unknown if nutrition composition of these foods has changed. This study aims to assess changes in energy, nutrient content and health...

    Authors: Aliyah Palu, Joseph Alvin Santos, Ana Moala Silatolu, Alvina Deo, Colin Bell, Gade Waqa, Jacqui Webster and Briar L. McKenzie
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1383
  9. Positive self-perception of aging (SPA) is a well-known predictor of longevity, while how and to what extent SPA is linked with all-cause mortality among older adults is still unclear. This study aims to eluci...

    Authors: Junling Gao, Huashuai Chen, Hao Chen, Yingwei Chen, Jixiang Xu, Yujie Wang and Zhizhong Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1382
  10. The goal of epilepsy treatment is not only to control convulsive seizures but also to improve the quality of life of patients. This study aimed to investigate personality changes and the risk factors for their...

    Authors: Jiaai Li, Salamaitiguli Mijiti, Yinyin Xie, Jingqi Lin, Lixia Zhu and Hongmei Meng
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1381
  11. Handwashing is the first line of hygiene measures and one of the oldest methods of preventing the spread of infectious diseases. Despite its efficacy in the health system, handwashing is often inadequately pra...

    Authors: Sylvain Gnamien Traoré, Gilbert Fokou, Affou Séraphin Wognin, Semone Annick Gertrude Dié, Nogbou Andetchi Aubin Amanzou, Kathrin Heitz-Tokpa, Sopi Mathilde Tetchi, Malik Orou Seko, Aimé Roland Sanhoun, Adjaratou Traoré, Etilé Augustin Anoh, Issaka Tiembre, Marina Koussemon-Camara, Chantal Akoua-Koffi and Bassirou Bonfoh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1380
  12. Physical behaviors such physical activity, sedentary behavior, and sleep are associated with mortality, but there is a lack of epidemiological data and knowledge using device-measured physical behaviors.

    Authors: Abdulrahman I. Alaqil, Borja del Pozo Cruz, Shaima A. Alothman, Matthew N. Ahmadi, Paolo Caserotti, Hazzaa M. Al-Hazzaa, Andreas Holtermann, Emmanuel Stamatakis and Nidhi Gupta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1379
  13. Understanding the intricate influences of risk factors contributing to suicide among young individuals remains a challenge. The current study employed interpretable machine learning and network analysis to unr...

    Authors: Junsong Lu, Yan Jin, Sugai Liang, Qiang Wang, Xiaojing Li and Tao Li
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1378
  14. Extreme weather events like heatwaves and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) have a synergistic effect on mortality, but research on the synergistic effect of cold waves and PM2.5 on outpatient visits for respirator...

    Authors: Zhenxu Ning, Shuzhen He, Xinghao Liao, Chunguang Ma and Jing Wu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1377
  15. The small Atlantic island of St Helena is a United Kingdom Overseas Territory (UKOT) with a high prevalence of childhood obesity (over a quarter of 4–5 and 10–11 year olds) and, anecdotally, adulthood obesity ...

    Authors: Brittney MacKinlay, Kate Heneghan, Alexandra J. Potts, Duncan Radley, George Sanders and Ian F. Walker
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1376
  16. Not being in employment, education, or training (NEET) is associated with poor health (physical and mental) and social exclusion. We investigated whether England’s statutory school readiness measure conducted ...

    Authors: Matthew Warburton, Megan L. Wood, Kuldeep Sohal, John Wright, Mark Mon-Williams and Amy L. Atkinson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1375
  17. The European Union (EU) faces many health-related challenges. Burden of diseases information and the resulting trends over time are essential for health planning. This paper reports estimates of disease burden...

    Authors: João Vasco Santos, Alicia Padron-Monedero, Boris Bikbov, Diana Alecsandra Grad, Dietrich Plass, Enkeleint A. Mechili, Federica Gazzelloni, Florian Fischer, Gerhard Sulo, Che Henry Ngwa, Isabel Noguer-Zambrano, José L. Peñalvo, Juanita A. Haagsma, Katarzyna Kissimova-Skarbek, Lorenzo Monasta, Nermin Ghith…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1374
  18. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and urinary incontinence (UI) are both highly prevalent and age-related diseases. Nevertheless, the link between NAFLD and UI is unclear. Hence, the study was designed...

    Authors: Xinyuan Li, Weiwei Zhou and Guangsheng Hu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1373
  19. The unknownness and dread potential of a risk event shapes its perceived risk. A public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) declaration by the World Health Organisation (WHO) is a signal for such...

    Authors: Jason Dean-Chen Yin and Juliana Nga-Man Lui
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1372
  20. In Indonesia, chronic malnutrition leading to stunted growth in children represents a significant issue within the public health domain. The prevalence of stunting varies between urban and rural areas, reflect...

    Authors: Issara Siramaneerat, Erni Astutik, Farid Agushybana, Pimnapat Bhumkittipich and Wanjai Lamprom
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1371
  21. Aldosterone plays important parts in development of cardio-metabolic diseases as end product of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. However, factors elevating circulating aldosterone are not clear, and lifes...

    Authors: Adalaiti Maitituersun, Mulalibieke Heizhati, Nanfang Li, Lin Gan, Mei Li, Ling Yao, Wenbo Yang, Shasha Liu, Xiayire Aierken, Hui Wang, Miaomiao Liu, Jing Hong, Ting Wu, Delian Zhang and Qing Zhu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1370
  22. For healthcare delivery to be optimally effective, health systems must possess adequate levels and we must ensure a fair distribution of human resources aimed at healthcare facilities. We conducted a scoping r...

    Authors: Vini Mehta, Puneeta Ajmera, Sheetal Kalra, Mohammad Miraj, Ruchika Gallani, Riyaz Ahamed Shaik, Hashem Abu Serhan and Ranjit Sah
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1368
  23. We previously conducted a case-control study and found that exposure to electronic screen before nocturnal sleep was associated with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy (HDP). Hence, we carried out this cohort...

    Authors: Shaidi Tang, Yun Liu, Ying Gu, Qianqian Yang and Qian Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1367
  24. Oxidative stress is closely related to gut health. Exposures to oxidative stress in one’s diet and lifestyle can be evaluated by the oxidative balance score (OBS). However, the relationship between OBS and int...

    Authors: Jiayan Hu, Hede Zou, Xiyun Qiao, Yuxi Wang, Mi Lv, Kunli Zhang and Fengyun Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1366
  25. Computed Tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) are considered gold standards for measuring visceral fat area (VFA). However, their relatively high prices and potential radiation exposure limit th...

    Authors: Chao Li, Liankun Zeng, Miaosheng Li, Kang Deng, Die Zhou, Rutao Liang, Xiaoshu Zhang, Zhihui Hu, Ai Luo, Chunling Chen, Qi Chen, Wenlong Wei, Wangen Li and Zhuoqing Hu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1364
  26. Although the association between ambient temperature and mortality of respiratory diseases was numerously documented, the association between various ambient temperature levels and respiratory emergency depart...

    Authors: Xuan Li, Yongming Zhang, Zhenbiao Tian, Jianping Wang, Jinhua Zhao, Yuanjun Lyu, Ying Ni, Yuming Guo, Zhuang Cui, Wenyi Zhang and Changping Li
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1363
  27. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) accounts as a crucial health concern with a huge burden on health and economic systems. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of soy isoflavones supplementat...

    Authors: Asal Neshatbini Tehrani, Behzad Hatami, Ghazal Daftari, Azita Hekmatdoost, Zahra Yari, Amin Salehpour, Seyed Ahmad Hosseini and Bizhan Helli
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1362
  28. Smokeless tobacco (SLT) poses many negative health impacts. Despite its longstanding presence in societies across the world, the health implications of SLT have only been rigorously studied in recent decades. ...

    Authors: Ramaiah Itumalla, Mahalaqua Nazli Khatib, Shilpa Gaidhane, Quazi Syed Zahiruddin, Abhay M Gaidhane, Ahmad Neyazi, Ahmad Farshid Hassam, Prakasini Satapathy, Sarvesh Rustagi, Neelima Kukreti and Bijaya Kumar Padhi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1361
  29. With access to  antiretroviral therapy (ART) HIV infection is a chronic manageable condition and non-sexually transmissible. Yet, many people living with HIV still testify about experiencing HIV-related stigma...

    Authors: Lena Nilsson Schönnesson, Marie Dahlberg, Maria Reinius, Galit Zeluf-Andersson, Anna-Mia Ekström and Lars E. Eriksson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1360
  30. Few studies have assessed the burden of mental disorders among children and adolescents considering the impact of co-morbidities and suicide on disability adjusted life years (DALYs).

    Authors: Yanxia Li, Qian Chen, Li Liu, Xing Yang, Huijuan Mu, Qihao Wang, Jian Lian, Huijie Chen, Yuan Gao, Lingjun Yan, Wei Sun and Guowei Pan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1359
  31. Understanding factors associated with antiretroviral treatment (ART) adherence is crucial for ART success among people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the “test and treat” era. Multiple psychosocial factors tend to...

    Authors: Jun Liu, Yao Yan, Yan Li, Kaihao Lin, Yingqian Xie, Zhimin Tan, Qicai Liu, Junbin Li, Lihua Wang, Yi Zhou, Gang Yao, Shanzi Huang, Chenglong Ye, Meixi Cen, Xiaowen Liao, Lu Xu…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1358
  32. Emerging adults (aged 18–29) are less likely to receive the COVID-19 vaccine than any other adult age group. Black Americans are less likely than non-Hispanic white Americans to be fully vaccinated against COV...

    Authors: Amy Lee Hall, Pranati Movva, Rhonda Dailey, Wanda Gibson-Scipio, Alan P. Baptist and Karen Kolmodin MacDonell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1356
  33. Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience extensive problems due to fatigue and illness perception. Reducing these problems may improve these patients’ quality of life (QoL). Accordingly, the current st...

    Authors: Amir Akbari Esfahani, Abbas Pourshahbaz and Behrooz Dolatshahi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1354
  34. Community medical institutions play a vital role in China’s healthcare system. While the number of these institutions has increased in recent years, their construction contents remain insufficient. The potenti...

    Authors: Xue Zhang, Jing Dai, Wei Li, Yu Chen, Yunyu He, Yunjuan Yang and Liuyang Yang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1353
  35. Women living with HIV (WLWH) experience higher rates of intimate partner violence (IPV) compared to women without HIV, but there has been minimal research to date on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the ...

    Authors: Xinyi Zhang, Carolina R. Price, Alexandrya S. Pope, Tami P. Sullivan and Jaimie P. Meyer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1352
  36. Adolescent weight problems have become a growing public health concern, making early prediction of non-normal weight status crucial for effective prevention. However, few temporal prediction tools for adolesce...

    Authors: Hengyan Liu, Yik-Chung Wu, Pui Hing Chau, Thomas Wai Hung Chung and Daniel Yee Tak Fong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1351
  37. The impacts of long-term exposure to air pollution on the risk of subsequent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) among participants with type 2 diabetes (T2D) is ambiguous. The modifying role of Life’s E...

    Authors: Ruxianguli Aimuzi, Zhilan Xie, Yimin Qu and Yu Jiang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1350
  38. This study aims to assess the long-term trends in the burden of three major gynecologic cancers(GCs) stratified by social-demographic status across the world from 1990 to 2019. To assess the trends of risk fac...

    Authors: Yiran Liu, Wenqi Shi, Sumaira Mubarik and Fang Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1349
  39. Understanding vaccine hesitancy, as a critical concern for public health, cannot occur without the use of validated measures applicable and relevant to the samples they are assessing. The current study aimed t...

    Authors: Hamid Sharif-Nia, Long She, Kelly-Ann Allen, João Marôco, Harpaljit Kaur, Gökmen Arslan, Ozkan Gorgulu, Jason W. Osborne, Pardis Rahmatpour and Fatemeh Khoshnavay Fomani
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1348
  40. According to the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Scientific Report, limited evidence is available on sedentary behaviors (screen time) and their joint associations with physical activity (steps...

    Authors: Jason M. Nagata, Shayna Weinstein, Sana Alsamman, Christopher M. Lee, Erin E. Dooley, Kyle T. Ganson, Alexander Testa, Holly C. Gooding, Orsolya Kiss, Fiona C. Baker and Kelley Pettee Gabriel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1346
  41. Climate change increases the risk of illness through rising temperature, severe precipitation and worst air pollution. This paper investigates how monthly excess mortality rate is associated with the increasin...

    Authors: Yuqing Zhang, Kai Wang, Junjie Ren, Yixuan Liu, Fei Ma, Tenglong Li, Ying Chen and Chengxiu Ling
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1344
  42. Exercise and physical activity are key components of management in patients with rheumatic musculoskeletal diseases (RMD), but people of the South Asian communities have a lower level of engagement with these ...

    Authors: Nasimah Maricar, Behram Khan, Trixy David, Kimme L Hyrich and Anne Barton
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1342
  43. Sleep disorders have a significant negative impact on mental and physical health, especially among the elderly. Various factors can affect the sleep quality of elderly people. The aim of this research to inves...

    Authors: Ahmad Delbari, Fatemeh Ahmadi, Abdossaleh Zar, Atousa Zandvakili, Hamid Reza Sadeghipour and Jamie Sims
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1340

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