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  1. Content type: Research article

    A number of guideline documents have been published over the past decades on preventing occupational transmission of tuberculosis (TB) infection in health care workers (HCWs). However, direct evidence for the ...

    Authors: Bey-Marrié Schmidt, Mark E. Engel, Leila Abdullahi and Rodney Ehrlich

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:661

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Prospective cohort studies are considered ideal choices to study multiple outcomes and risk factors for Non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Our aim is to set-up the protocol and analyze risk factors, incidence r...

    Authors: Arsalan Khaledifar, Morteza Hashemzadeh, Kamal Solati, Hosseion Poustchi, Valentina Bollati, Ali Ahmadi, Soleiman Kheiri, Keihan Ghatreh samani, Mehdi Banitalebi, Morteza Sedehi and Reza Malekzadeh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:660

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  3. Content type: Research article

    We evaluated whether outbreaks of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection, newborn microcephaly, and Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) in Latin America may be detected through current surveillance systems, and how cases detec...

    Authors: Leonelo E. Bautista and Víctor M. Herrera

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:656

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Population ageing presents considerable challenges for the attainment of universal health coverage (UHC), especially in countries where such coverage is still in its infancy. Ghana presents an important case s...

    Authors: Nele Van der Wielen, Andrew Amos Channon and Jane Falkingham

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:657

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have provided inconsistent findings on smoking among migrants, and very limited data exist on their second-hand smoke exposure. This study aims to investigate internal migrants’ smoking preval...

    Authors: Yunting Zheng, Ying Ji, Hongbo Dong and Chun Chang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:655

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  6. Content type: Research article

    With the social development and lifestyle transition, increasing trends of overweight and obesity prevalence are commonly reported worldwide. Data focusing on overweight and obesity trends in rural residents a...

    Authors: Ye Wang, Li Pan, Shaoping Wan, Huowuli Yi, Fang Yang, Huijing He, Zheng Li, Jia Zhang, Xiaoyang Wang, Zhengping Yong and Guangliang Shan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:659

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  7. Content type: Research article

    While the direct (medical) costs of arthritis are regularly reported in cost of illness studies, the 'true' cost to indivdiuals and goverment requires the calculation of the indirect costs as well including lo...

    Authors: Deborah Schofield, Michelle Cunich, Rupendra N. Shrestha, Robert Tanton, Lennert Veerman, Simon Kelly and Megan E. Passey

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:654

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  8. Content type: Research article

    To date, few mobile health (mHealth) interventions aimed at changing lifestyle behaviors have measured long term effectiveness. At the 6-month follow-up the MINISTOP trial found a statistically significant int...

    Authors: Christine Delisle Nyström, Sven Sandin, Pontus Henriksson, Hanna Henriksson, Ralph Maddison and Marie Löf

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:658

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Stunting is one of the most serious and challenging public health problems in Ethiopia, which constitute a significant obstacle to achieving better child health outcomes. This study aimed to assess the prevale...

    Authors: Tesfahun Yonas Bogale, Elazar Tadesse Bala, Minyahil Tadesse and Benedict Oppong Asamoah

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:653

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Viral Hepatitis is one of the major global health problems, affecting millions of people every year. Limited information is available on the impact of social and economic factors on the prevalence of Hepatitis...

    Authors: Selma Tosun, Olgu Aygün, Hülya Özkan Özdemir, Elif Korkmaz and Durmuş Özdemir

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:649

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Given the widespread adoption of electronic health record (EHR) systems in health care organizations, public health agencies are interested in accessing EHR data to improve health assessment and surveillance. ...

    Authors: Karen F. Comer, P. Joseph Gibson, Jian Zou, Marc Rosenman and Brian E. Dixon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:647

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The effect of maternal anemia on childhood hemoglobin status has received little attention. Thus, we examined the potential association between maternal anemia and childhood anemia (aged 6–59 months) from sele...

    Authors: Peter A. M. Ntenda, Owen Nkoka, Paul Bass and Thomas Senghore

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:650

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  13. Content type: Research article

    We describe hospital-based management of acute ischaemic stroke patients in 2010–2013 in Barbados, by comparing documented treatment given in the single tertiary public hospital with international guideline re...

    Authors: Asanchia S. Harewood-Marshall, Leslie S. Craig, Tanya P. Martelly, David O. C. Corbin, Lauren Maul, Damani McIntosh-Clarke, Tracey Blackman, Kenneth S. George, Anselm J. M. Hennis, Ian R. Hambleton and Angela M. C. Rose

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:648

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Recently, the efficacy of dietary improvement as a therapeutic intervention for moderate to severe depression was evaluated in a randomised controlled trial. The SMILES trial demonstrated a significant improve...

    Authors: Mary Lou Chatterton, Cathrine Mihalopoulos, Adrienne O’Neil, Catherine Itsiopoulos, Rachelle Opie, David Castle, Sarah Dash, Laima Brazionis, Michael Berk and Felice Jacka

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:599

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Substance use is a well-known public health problem, but population-based research on migrants’ substance use in Europe is limited. Factors related to the cultural background and current life situation might i...

    Authors: Essi Salama, Solja Niemelä, Jaana Suvisaari, Tiina Laatikainen, Päivikki Koponen and Anu E. Castaneda

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:651

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Mental health literacy consists of knowledge of a mental disorder and of the associated stigma. Barriers to depression treatment among Hispanic populations include persistent stigma which is primarily perpetua...

    Authors: Veronica Lopez, Katherine Sanchez, Michael O. Killian and Brittany H. Eghaneyan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:646

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Provision of constant and safe blood has been a public health challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa with high prevalence of transfusion-transmissible infections (TTIs). This study was aimed at determining the trend ...

    Authors: Henshaw Uchechi Okoroiwu, Ifeyinwa Maryann Okafor, Enosakhare Aiyudubie Asemota and Dorathy Chioma Okpokam

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:645

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Canada’s Food Guide (CFG) has been an important health promotion tool for over seventy years. The most recent version was released in 2007. This study examined Canadians’ exposure to, knowledge, and use of CFG.

    Authors: Joyce J. Slater and Adriana N. Mudryj

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:652

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  19. Content type: Research article

    In the backdroup of a rapidly increasing burden of diabetes in Nepal, a community-based diabetes management program is implemented involving female community health volunteers (FCHVs) under the government run ...

    Authors: Bishal Gyawali, Shiva Raj Mishra, Dinesh Neupane, Abhinav Vaidya, Annelli Sandbæk and Per Kallestrup

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:641

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Rates of obesity have increased globally and weight stigma is commonly experienced by people with obesity. Feeling stigmatised because of one’s weight can be a barrier to healthy eating, physical activity and ...

    Authors: Catherine Spooner, Upali W. Jayasinghe, Nighat Faruqi, Nigel Stocks and Mark F. Harris

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:640

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  21. Content type: Study protocol

    Alcohol use and associated harms are among the leading causes of burden of disease among young people, highlighting the need for effective prevention. The Climate and Preventure (CAP) study was the first trial...

    Authors: Nicola C. Newton, Lexine Stapinski, Tim Slade, Katrina E. Champion, Emma L. Barrett, Catherine Chapman, Anna Smout, Siobhan Lawler, Marius Mather, Natalie Castellanos-Ryan, Patricia J. Conrod and Maree Teesson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:643

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Basic needs (e.g., food security and stable housing) are important determinants of health and well-being, yet their impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in the context of HIV and aging has not been...

    Authors: Phan Sok, Sandra Gardner, Tsegaye Bekele, Jason Globerman, Mary V. Seeman, Saara Greene, Michael Sobota, Jay J. Koornstra, LaVerne Monette, Keith Hambly, Stephen W. Hwang, James Watson, Glen Walker and Sean B. Rourke

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:644

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Work stress prevention can reduce health risks for individuals, as well as organisational and societal costs. The success of work stress interventions depends on proper implementation. Failure to take into acc...

    Authors: Bo M. Havermans, Evelien P. M. Brouwers, Rianne J. A. Hoek, Johannes R. Anema, Allard J. van der Beek and Cécile R. L. Boot

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:642

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The gatekeeper training is designed to help identify suicidal individuals, respond to suicidal ideation and refer to help. The internationally widely used training shows promising results. This is the first st...

    Authors: Sanne Terpstra, Aartjan Beekman, Jens Abbing, Sabine Jaken, Martin Steendam and Renske Gilissen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:637

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Physical inactivity is associated with excess weight and adverse health outcomes. We synthesize the evidence on physical inactivity and its social determinants in Arab countries, with special attention to gend...

    Authors: Eman Sharara, Chaza Akik, Hala Ghattas and Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:639

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