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  1. Content type: Research article

    Peer support by persons affected with diabetes improves peer supporter’s diabetes self-management skills. Peer support interventions by individuals who have diabetes or are affected by diabetes have been shown...

    Authors: Sonal J. Patil, Todd Ruppar, Richelle J. Koopman, Erik J. Lindbloom, Susan G. Elliott, David R. Mehr and Vicki S. Conn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:398

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    Flight attendants are an understudied occupational group, despite undergoing a wide and unique range of adverse job-related exposures. In our study, we aimed to characterize the health profile of cabin crew re...

    Authors: Eileen McNeely, Irina Mordukhovich, Samuel Tideman, Sara Gale and Brent Coull

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:346

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    Vector and malaria parasite’s rising resistance against pyrethroid-impregnated bed nets and antimalarial drugs highlight the need for additional control measures. Larviciding against malaria vectors is experie...

    Authors: Peter Dambach, Margarida Mendes Jorge, Issouf Traoré, Revati Phalkey, Hélène Sawadogo, Pascal Zabré, Moubassira Kagoné, Ali Sié, Rainer Sauerborn, Norbert Becker and Claudia Beiersmann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:399

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Tuberculosis (TB) in young and HIV-infected children is frequently diagnosed at hospital level. In settings where general hospitals do not function as TB reporting units, the burden and severity of childhood T...

    Authors: Karen du Preez, H. Simon Schaaf, Rory Dunbar, Elisabetta Walters, Alvera Swartz, Regan Solomons and Anneke C. Hesseling

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:397

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Children participate in four main types of physical activity: organized sport, active travel, outdoor active play, and curriculum-based physical activity. The objective of this study was to develop a valid app...

    Authors: Michael M. Borghese and Ian Janssen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:396

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Tobacco companies argue that the decision to smoke is made by well-informed rational adults who have considered all the risks and benefits of smoking. Yet in promoting their products, the tobacco industry freq...

    Authors: Lucy Popova, Daniel Owusu, Scott R. Weaver, Catherine B. Kemp, C. K. Mertz, Terry F. Pechacek and Paul Slovic

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:395

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    Physical activity (PA) remains the primary behavioral outcome associated with school recess, while many other potentially relevant indicators of recess remain unexamined. Few studies have assessed observations...

    Authors: William V. Massey, Megan B. Stellino, Sean P. Mullen, Jennette Claassen and Megan Wilkison

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:394

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In the UK, police custody officers have a responsibility to screen for health morbidity and vulnerability among detainees. This study aimed to develop an understanding of the barriers to performing effective h...

    Authors: Iain McKinnon and Tracy Finch

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:393

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Depression is the largest contributor to disease burden globally. The evidence favouring physical activity as a treatment for mild-to-moderate depression is extensive and relatively uncontested. It is unclear,...

    Authors: Katarzyna Karolina Machaczek, Peter Allmark, Elizabeth Goyder, Gordon Grant, Tom Ricketts, Nick Pollard, Andrew Booth, Deborah Harrop, Stephanie de-la Haye, Karen Collins and Geoff Green

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:392

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Community-led total sanitation (CLTS) is a widely used, community-based approach to tackle open defecation and its health-related problems. Although CLTS has been shown to be successful in previous studies, li...

    Authors: Miriam Harter, Sebastian Mosch and Hans-Joachim Mosler

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:387

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Despite robust evidence for their effectiveness, it has proven difficult to translate alcohol prevention activities into routine health care practice. Previous research has identified numerous provider-level b...

    Authors: Amy O’Donnell, Latifa Abidi, Jamie Brown, Nadine Karlsson, Per Nilsen, Kerstin Roback, Janna Skagerström and Kristin Thomas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:391

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Grip strength in early adulthood and midlife is an important predictor of disability, morbidity and mortality in later life. Understanding social patterning in grip strength at different life stages could impr...

    Authors: Caroline Carney and Michaela Benzeval

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:385

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    There is a recognised need for targeted community-wide mental health strategies and interventions aimed specifically at prevention and early intervention in promoting mental health. Young males are a high need...

    Authors: Stewart A. Vella, Christian Swann, Marijka Batterham, Katherine M. Boydell, Simon Eckermann, Andrea Fogarty, Diarmuid Hurley, Sarah K. Liddle, Chris Lonsdale, Andrew Miller, Michael Noetel, Anthony D. Okely, Taren Sanders, Joanne Telenta and Frank P. Deane

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:390

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Bedtime routines has shown important associations with areas associated with child wellbeing and development. Research into bedtime routines is limited with studies mainly focusing on quality of sleep. The obj...

    Authors: George Kitsaras, Michaela Goodwin, Julia Allan, Michael P. Kelly and Iain A. Pretty

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:386

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    It is recommended that young people should engage in 60 min of moderate-to-vigorous activity (MVPA) a day for health benefits, but few teenagers actually meet this recommendation. Policy-makers play a vital ro...

    Authors: Michaela James, Charlotte Todd, Samantha Scott, Gareth Stratton, Sarah McCoubrey, Danielle Christian, Julian Halcox, Suzanne Audrey, Elizabeth Ellins, Samantha Anderson, Isabel Copp and Sinead Brophy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:372

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  16. Content type: Research article

    No evaluations of the cost or cost effectiveness of interventions to increase school implementation of food availability policies have been reported. Government and non-government agency decisions regarding th...

    Authors: Kathryn L. Reilly, Penny Reeves, Simon Deeming, Sze Lin Yoong, Luke Wolfenden, Nicole Nathan and John Wiggers

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:378

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), HIV disproportionately affects men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM) compared with other men of the same age group in the general population. Access to HIV services remains low among...

    Authors: Daniel Nyato, Evodius Kuringe, Mary Drake, Caterina Casalini, Soori Nnko, Amani Shao, Albert Komba, Stefan D. Baral, Mwita Wambura and John Changalucha

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:370

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  18. Content type: Research article

    This field study aims to investigate the determinants of physical activity of particularly active and inactive groups in their leisure environments. In order to consider the context in which physical activity ...

    Authors: Ansgar Thiel, Hendrik K. Thedinga, Harald Barkhoff, Katrin Giel, Olesia Schweizer, Syra Thiel and Stephan Zipfel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:377

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Adolescents are among the highest consumers of social media while research has shown that their well-being decreases with age. The temporal relationship between social media interaction and well-being is not w...

    Authors: Cara L. Booker, Yvonne J. Kelly and Amanda Sacker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:321

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Road accidents are among the main causes of mortality. As safe and secure driving is a key strategy to reduce car injuries and offenses, the present research aimed to explore safe driving behaviours among taxi...

    Authors: Asghar Razmara, Teamur Aghamolaei, Abdoulhossain Madani, Zahra Hosseini and Shahram Zare

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:380

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Chronic hepatitis B infection is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide; low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are disproportionately affected. Economic evaluations are a useful decision t...

    Authors: Cameron M. Wright, Lydia Boudarène, Ninh Thi Ha, Olivia Wu and Neil Hawkins

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:373

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Uptake of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination is high overall but there are disparities in uptake, particularly by ethnicity. Incentivising vaccination consent form return is a promising approach to increas...

    Authors: Lauren Rockliffe, Amanda J. Chorley, Emily McBride, Jo Waller and Alice S. Forster

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:382

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Worldwide, there are competing norms driving health system changes and reorganisation. One such norm is that of health systems’ responsibilities for population health as distinct from a focus on clinical servi...

    Authors: Sara Javanparast, Toby Freeman, Fran Baum, Ronald Labonté, Anna Ziersch, Tamara Mackean, Richard Reed and David Sanders

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:383

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