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  1. Research article

    Reduced egfr, elevated urine protein and low level of personal protective equipment compliance among artisanal small scale gold miners at Bibiani-Ghana: a cross-sectional study

    Mercury is a toxic metal with its effects on human health ranging from acute to chronic in a very short time of exposure. Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) is the main source of direct human exposur...

    Justice Afrifa, Samuel Essien-Baidoo, Richard K.D. Ephraim, Daniel Nkrumah and Daniel Osei Dankyira

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:601

    Published on: 27 June 2017

  2. Research article

    Prevalence of high blood pressure subtypes and its associations with BMI in Chinese children: a national cross-sectional survey

    Data on prevalence and characteristics of different high blood pressure subtypes are lacking among Chinese children. Regarding the mechanistic differences between isolated systolic high blood pressure and isol...

    Yide Yang, Bin Dong, Shuo Wang, Yanhui Dong, Zhiyong Zou, Lianguo Fu and Jun Ma

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:598

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  3. Research article

    Implementation of a human papillomavirus vaccination demonstration project in Malawi: successes and challenges

    Cervical cancer is a major public health problem in Malawi. The age-standardized incidence and mortality rates are estimated to be 75.9 and 49.8 per 100,000 population, respectively. The availability of the hu...

    Kelias Phiri Msyamboza, Beatrice Matanje Mwagomba, Moussa Valle, Hastings Chiumia and Twambilire Phiri

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:599

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  4. Research article

    Benefits and harms of prostate cancer screening – predictions of the ONCOTYROL prostate cancer outcome and policy model

    A recent recalibration of the ONCOTYROL Prostate Cancer Outcome and Policy (PCOP) Model, assuming that latent prostate cancer (PCa) detectable at autopsy might be detectable by screening as well, resulted in c...

    Nikolai Mühlberger, Kristijan Boskovic, Murray D. Krahn, Karen E. Bremner, Willi Oberaigner, Helmut Klocker, Wolfgang Horninger, Gaby Sroczynski and Uwe Siebert

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:596

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  5. Research article

    Consumer attitudes and misperceptions associated with trends in self-reported cereal foods consumption: cross-sectional study of Western Australian adults, 1995 to 2012

    The reasons for low adherence to cereal dietary guidelines are not well understood but may be related to knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and perceived barriers. This study aims to assess trends in cereal foods c...

    Christina Mary Pollard, Claire Elizabeth Pulker, Xingqiong Meng, Jane Anne Scott, Felicity Claire Denham, Vicky Anne Solah and Deborah Anne Kerr

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:597

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  6. Research article

    BMI and recommended levels of physical activity in school children

    Physical activity (PA) and its health benefits are a continuous point of discussion. Recommendations for children’s daily PA vary between guidelines. To better define the amount of PA necessary to prevent over...

    Phillipp Schwarzfischer, Martina Weber, Dariusz Gruszfeld, Piotr Socha, Veronica Luque, Joaquin Escribano, Annick Xhonneux, Elvira Verduci, Benedetta Mariani, Berthold Koletzko and Veit Grote

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:595

    Published on: 24 June 2017

  7. Research article

    Effects of air pollution and seasons on health-related quality of life of Mongolian adults living in Ulaanbaatar: cross-sectional studies

    Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, is known as severely air-polluted city in the world due to increased coal consumption in the cold season. The health effects of air pollution in Mongolia such as mortality, morbidity and...

    Motoyuki Nakao, Keiko Yamauchi, Yoko Ishihara, Hisamitsu Omori, Dashtseren Ichinnorov and Bandi Solongo

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:594

    Published on: 23 June 2017

  8. Research article

    A comparison of nutritional intake and daily physical activity of girls aged 8-11 years old in Makkah, Saudi Arabia according to weight status

    Obesity rates in Saudi Arabia are amongst the highest in the world. It is known that teenage girls are less active than teenage boys, but less is known about the diet and activity patterns in younger girls. Th...

    Rabab Al-Kutbe, Anne Payne, Anne de Looy and Gail A. Rees

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:592

    Published on: 21 June 2017

  9. Debate

    Malaria control by commodities without practical malariology

    Malaria remains a serious clinical and public health problem, the object of an ongoing technological and humanitarian struggle to abate the very substantial harm done. The manner by which humanity approached m...

    J. Kevin Baird

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:590

    Published on: 21 June 2017

  10. Research article

    A qualitative analysis of smokers’ perceptions about lung cancer screening

    In 2013, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) began recommending lung cancer screening for high risk smokers aged 55–80 years using low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan. In light of these updated r...

    Lindsay Gressard, Amy S. DeGroff, Thomas B. Richards, Stephanie Melillo, Julia Kish-Doto, Christina L. Heminger, Elizabeth A. Rohan and Kristine Gabuten Allen

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:589

    Published on: 21 June 2017

  11. Research article

    Epidemiology of intestinal helminthiasis among school children with emphasis on Schistosoma mansoni infection in Wolaita zone, Southern Ethiopia

    Intestinal helminth infections are major parasitic diseases causing public health problems in Ethiopia. Although the epidemiology of these infections are well documented in Ethiopia, new transmission foci for ...

    Bereket Alemayehu, Zewdneh Tomass, Fiseha Wadilo, Dawit Leja, Song Liang and Berhanu Erko

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:587

    Published on: 20 June 2017

  12. Research article

    Policy lessons from health taxes: a systematic review of empirical studies

    Taxes on alcohol and tobacco have long been an important means of raising revenues for public spending in many countries but there is increasing interest in using taxes on these, and other unhealthy products, ...

    Alexandra Wright, Katherine E. Smith and Mark Hellowell

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:583

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  13. Research article

    Food insecurity and food consumption by season in households with children in an Arctic city: a cross-sectional study

    High rates of food insecurity are documented among Inuit households in Canada; however, data on food insecurity prevalence and seasonality for Inuit households with children are lacking, especially in city cen...

    Catherine Huet, James D. Ford, Victoria L. Edge, Jamal Shirley, Nia King and Sherilee L. Harper

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:578

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  14. Research article

    Social determinants of depression and suicidal behaviour in the Caribbean: a systematic review

    Depressive disorder is the largest contributor to years lived with disability in the Caribbean, adding 948 per 100,000 in 2013. Depression is also a major risk factor for suicidal behaviour. Social inequalitie...

    Catherine R Brown, Ian R Hambleton, Natasha Sobers-Grannum, Shawn M Hercules, Nigel Unwin, E Nigel Harris, Rainford Wilks, Marlene MacLeish, Louis Sullivan and Madhuvanti M Murphy

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:577

    Published on: 15 June 2017

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