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  1. Content type: Research article

    East and South Africa contributes 59% of all pediatric HIV infections globally. In Uganda, HIV prevalence among HIV exposed infants was estimated at 5.3% in 2014. Understanding the remaining bottlenecks to eli...

    Authors: Methuselah Muhindo Kahungu, Julius Kiwanuka, Frank Kaharuza and Rhoda K. Wanyenze

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:139

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  2. Content type: Research article

    We know little about how social media alcohol marketing is utilized for alcohol promotion in different national contexts. There does not appear to be any academic work on online exposure to alcohol marketing v...

    Authors: Himanshu Gupta, Tina Lam, Simone Pettigrew and Robert J. Tait

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:141

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  3. Content type: Research article

    In the context of the recent surge in community based multilevel interventions for suicide prevention, all of which show promising results, we discuss the implications of the findings of such an intervention d...

    Authors: Sunny Collings, Gabrielle Jenkin, James Stanley, Sarah McKenzie and Simon Hatcher

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:140

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Community integration in dengue control requires assessments of knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAPs), which can vary widely according to demographic and educational factors. We aimed to describe and compa...

    Authors: Fredi Alexander Diaz-Quijano, Ruth Aralí Martínez-Vega, Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales, Ronald Alexander Rojas-Calero, María Lucrecia Luna-González and Ronald Giovanny Díaz-Quijano

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:143

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  5. Content type: Research article

    We evaluated the effect of two Elaboration Likelihood Model (ELM)-based health educational interventions on varicella vaccine (VarV) vaccination among pregnant women in a province in the east China.

    Authors: Yu Hu, Qian Li and Yaping Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:144

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  6. Content type: Research article

    A wide range of diseases show some degree of clustering in families; family history is therefore an important aspect for clinicians when making risk predictions. Familial aggregation is often quantified in ter...

    Authors: Morten Valberg, Mats Julius Stensrud and Odd O. Aalen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:135

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Healthy public policy is an important tool for creating environments that support human health and wellbeing. At the local level, municipal policies, such as zoning bylaws, provide an opportunity for governmen...

    Authors: Candace I. J. Nykiforuk, Elizabeth J. Campbell, Soultana Macridis, Daniel McKennitt, Kayla Atkey and Kim D. Raine

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:137

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have shown positive association between HIV-related stigma and depression, suicidal ideation, and suicidal attempt among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH). But few studies have examined the m...

    Authors: Chengbo Zeng, Linghua Li, Yan Alicia Hong, Hanxi Zhang, Andrew Walker Babbitt, Cong Liu, Lixia Li, Jiaying Qiao, Yan Guo and Weiping Cai

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:138

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  9. Content type: Research article

    There is scant research that simultaneously analyzes the joint effects of long-term unemployment, poverty and public expenditure policies on poorer self-perceived health during the financial crisis. The aim of...

    Authors: M. Puerto López del Amo González, Vivian Benítez and José J. Martín-Martín

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:133

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Technological advances have caused poor mobility and lower physical activity among humankind. This study was conducted to assess the impact of a digital media-based (multi-media, internet, and mobile phone) he...

    Authors: Nooshin Peyman, Majid Rezai-Rad, Hadi Tehrani, Mahdi Gholian-Aval, Mohammad Vahedian-Shahroodi and Hamid Heidarian Miri

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:134

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Migration flows of women from Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting practicing countries have generated a need for data on women potentially affected by Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting. This paper presents enhan...

    Authors: Livia Elisa Ortensi, Patrizia Farina and Els Leye

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:129

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    The developing fetus is susceptible to environmental insults. Studying the effects of environmental exposures on fetal growth is essential for understanding the causal pathway between prenatal exposures and pr...

    Authors: Rachel Golan, Itai Kloog, Ronit Almog, Anat Gesser-Edelsburg, Maya Negev, Maya Jolles, Varda Shalev, Vered H. Eisenberg, Gideon Koren, Wiessam Abu Ahmad and Hagai Levine

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:132

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Starting in August 2015, there was an increase in the number of cases of neonatal microcephaly in Northeast Brazil. These findings were identified as being an epidemic of microcephaly related to Zika virus (ZI...

    Authors: Wayner Vieira de Souza, Maria de Fátima Pessoa Militão de Albuquerque, Enrique Vazquez, Luciana Caroline Albuquerque Bezerra, Antonio da Cruz Gouveia Mendes, Tereza Maciel Lyra, Thalia Velho Barreto de Araujo, André Luiz Sá de Oliveira, Maria Cynthia Braga, Ricardo Arraes de Alencar Ximenes, Demócrito de Barros Miranda-Filho, Amanda Priscila de Santana Cabral Silva, Laura Rodrigues and Celina Maria Turchi Martelli

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:130

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  14. Content type: Research article

    A rising trend in Sri Lanka for asthma and wheezing illness is observed with higher morbidity in younger children and a paucity of related research. ‘Under-served settlements’ (USS) of Colombo Municipal Counci...

    Authors: Ruwanika Seneviratne and Nalika S. Gunawardena

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:127

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  15. Content type: Debate

    Brucellosis is an endemic zoonotic disease in most of the developing world that causes devastating losses to the livestock industry and small-scale livestock holders. Infected animals exhibit clinical signs th...

    Authors: K. A. Franc, R. C. Krecek, B. N. Häsler and A. M. Arenas-Gamboa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:125

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  16. Content type: Research article

    After retirement, elderly men and women allocate more time to housework activities, compared to working-age adults. Nonetheless, sleep constitutes the lengthiest time use activity among the elderly, but there ...

    Authors: Nicholas Kofi Adjei and Tilman Brand

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:110

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  17. Content type: Study protocol

    Childhood obesity prevention is a public health priority. Children spend a large proportion of their waking time in school; therefore this is an appropriate setting to implement obesity prevention initiatives....

    Authors: Katie Breheny, Peymane Adab, Sandra Passmore, James Martin, Emma Lancashire, Karla Hemming and Emma Frew

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:126

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers among women, with 80% of the cases occurring in developing countries. Cervical cancer is largely preventable by effective screening programs. This has not been...

    Authors: Ghufran Jassim, Alaaeddin Obeid and Huda A. Al Nasheet

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:128

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  19. Content type: Research article

    In sub-Saharan Africa, there is growing interest in the use of cash transfer (CT) programs for HIV treatment and prevention. However, there is limited evidence of the consequences related to CT provision to ad...

    Authors: Nomhle Khoza, Jonathan Stadler, Catherine MacPhail, Admire Chikandiwa, Heena Brahmbhatt and Sinead Delany-Moretlwe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:120

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Clinically diagnosed amoebic liver abscess (ALA) caused by Entamoeba histolytica has been an important public health problem in Jaffna district, northern Sri Lanka for last three decades. In order to draw up a co...

    Authors: Selvam Kannathasan, Arumugam Murugananthan, Thirunavukarasu Kumanan, Nilanthi Renuka de Silva, Nadarajah Rajeshkannan, Rashidul Haque and Devika Iddawela

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:118

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  21. Content type: Study protocol

    African Americans suffer disproportionately from tobacco-related illness and have more difficulty quitting smoking than other racial/ethnic groups. Previous research indicates that African American treatment-s...

    Authors: Monica Webb Hooper, Kelly Carpenter, Michael Payne and Ken Resnicow

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:123

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  22. Content type: Study protocol

    Physical activity can decrease the risk of complications related to diabetes type 2. Feasible and scalable strategies to implement support for a healthy lifestyle for patients in primary care are needed. The a...

    Authors: Stephanie E. Bonn, Christina Alexandrou, Kristin Hjörleifsdottir Steiner, Klara Wiklander, Claes-Göran Östenson, Marie Löf and Ylva Trolle Lagerros

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:119

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Ethiopia, are focusing on the distribution of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) to combat malaria. However, utilization of the LLIN is low when compared wit...

    Authors: Mitiku Teshome Hambisa, Tessema Debela, Yadeta Dessie and Tesfaye Gobena

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:124

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