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  1. Research

    Promoting public health through nutrition labeling - a study in Brazil

    Food and nutrition education allows individuals to build knowledge and values, reframe their food practices, and develop strategies for a healthy diet. Food choices within the diet represent a determinant of i...

    Sônia Maria Fernandes da Costa Souza, Kenio Costa Lima and Maria do Socorro Costa Feitosa Alves

    Archives of Public Health 2016 74:48

    Published on: 14 November 2016

  2. Research

    Belgian hand hygiene campaigns in ICU, 2005–2015

    Healthcare-associated infections (HCAI) are still a major problem especially in most intensive care units (ICU). Incompliance by clinical staff with hand hygiene (HH) increases rates of preventable infections....

    Sylvanus Fonguh, Annie Uwineza, Boudewijn Catry and Anne Simon

    Archives of Public Health 2016 74:47

    Published on: 7 November 2016

  3. Methodology

    Physical activity and sedentary behavior in Belgium (BNFCS2014): design, methods and expected outcomes

    There is strong evidence to indicate that regular moderate intensity physical activity is associated with health benefits. Furthermore, sedentary behavior has been related with an increased risk for all-cause ...

    Thérésa Lebacq, Cloë Ost, Sarah Bel, Loes Brocatus, Eveline Teppers, Koenraad Cuypers, Jean Tafforeau and Karin A. A. De Ridder

    Archives of Public Health 2016 74:44

    Published on: 17 October 2016

  4. Research

    Human biomonitoring of heavy metals in the vicinity of non-ferrous metal plants in Ath, Belgium

    A previous study revealed an environmental contamination by heavy metals in the vicinity of two non-ferrous metal plants in Ath, Belgium. The purpose of the current cross-sectional study was to estimate exposu...

    Sébastien Fierens, Javiera Rebolledo, Ann Versporten, Ethel Brits, Vincent Haufroid, Pierre De Plaen and An Van Nieuwenhuyse

    Archives of Public Health 2016 74:42

    Published on: 3 October 2016

  5. Research

    Incidence of sickness absence by type of employment contract: one year follow-up study in Spanish salaried workers

    To examine the differences in the incidence of registered sickness absence by type of employment contract in a large representative sample of salaried workers in Spain in 2009.

    Elena Zaballa, José Miguel Martínez, Xavier Duran, Constança Albertí, David Gimeno Ruiz de Porras and Fernando G. Benavides

    Archives of Public Health 2016 74:40

    Published on: 27 September 2016

  6. Research

    Association between distorted body image and changes in weight status among normal weight preadolescents in Japan: a population-based cohort study

    Distorted body image may be important risk factors for being underweight and overweight. The objective of this study was to investigate the association between having a distorted body image and being overweigh...

    Takako Shirasawa, Hirotaka Ochiai, Hinako Nanri, Rimei Nishimura, Keiichiro Ikeda, Hiromi Hoshino and Akatsuki Kokaze

    Archives of Public Health 2016 74:39

    Published on: 20 September 2016

  7. Research

    Association between socioeconomic status of mothers, food security, food safety practices and the double burden of malnutrition in the Lalitpur district, Nepal

    The prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity is increasing in low-and middle income countries such as Nepal. At the same time, high prevalence of chronic undernutrition persists leading to a double burde...

    Mahesh Sarki, Aileen Robertson and Alexandr Parlesak

    Archives of Public Health 2016 74:35

    Published on: 13 September 2016

  8. Research

    Mothers screening for malnutrition by mid-upper arm circumference is non-inferior to community health workers: results from a large-scale pragmatic trial in rural Niger

    Community health workers (CHWs) are recommended to screen for acute malnutrition in the community by assessing mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) on children between 6 and 59 months of age. MUAC is a simple sc...

    Franck G.B. Alé, Kevin P.Q. Phelan, Hassan Issa, Isabelle Defourny, Guillaume Le Duc, Geza Harczi, Kader Issaley, Sani Sayadi, Nassirou Ousmane, Issoufou Yahaya, Mark Myatt, André Briend, Thierry Allafort-Duverger, Susan Shepherd and Nikki Blackwell

    Archives of Public Health 2016 74:38

    Published on: 6 September 2016

  9. Research

    Accounting for multimorbidity can affect the estimation of the Burden of Disease: a comparison of approaches

    Various Burden of Disease (BoD) studies do not account for multimorbidity in their BoD estimates. Ignoring multimorbidity can lead to inaccuracies in BoD estimations, particularly in ageing populations that in...

    Henk B. M. Hilderink, Marjanne H. D. Plasmans, Bianca E. P. Snijders, Hendriek C. Boshuizen, M. J. J. C. (René) Poos and Coen H. van Gool

    Archives of Public Health 2016 74:37

    Published on: 22 August 2016

  10. Research

    The LifeLines Cohort Study: a resource providing new opportunities for environmental epidemiology

    Lifelines is a prospective population-based cohort study investigating the biological, behavioral and environmental determinants of healthy ageing among 167,729 participants from the North East region of the N...

    Wilma L. Zijlema, Nynke Smidt, Bart Klijs, David W. Morley, John Gulliver, Kees de Hoogh, Salome Scholtens, Judith G. M. Rosmalen and Ronald P. Stolk

    Archives of Public Health 2016 74:32

    Published on: 1 August 2016

  11. Research

    Undernutrition and associated factors among adults living with Human Immune Deficiency Virus in Dembia District, northwest Ethiopia: an institution based cross-sectional study

    Appropriate dietary intake determines the disease progression and success of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART). Undernutrition unacceptably increases the risk of mortality among adults living with Human Immune Def...

    Anbesaw Mitiku, Tadesse Awoke Ayele, Mekonen Assefa and Amare Tariku

    Archives of Public Health 2016 74:33

    Published on: 27 July 2016

  12. Research

    Evaluating the neonatal BCG vaccination programme in Ireland

    The aim of this study was to compare the cost effectiveness of the current Irish programme of universal BCG vaccination of infants versus a programme which considered selectively vaccinating high risk infants ...

    Cara Usher, Roisin Adams, Susanne Schmitz, Jennifer Kieran, Darina O’Flanagan, Joan O’Donnell, Kevin Connolly, Brenda Corcoran, Karina Butler, Michael Barry and Cathal Walsh

    Archives of Public Health 2016 74:28

    Published on: 13 July 2016

  13. Study protocol

    International pooled study on diet and bladder cancer: the bladder cancer, epidemiology and nutritional determinants (BLEND) study: design and baseline characteristics

    In 2012, more than 400,000 urinary bladder cancer cases occurred worldwide, making it the 7th most common type of cancer. Although many previous studies focused on the relationship between diet and bladder cancer...

    Maria E. Goossens, Fatima Isa, Maree Brinkman, David Mak, Raoul Reulen, Anke Wesselius, Simone Benhamou, Cristina Bosetti, Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita, Angela Carta, Md Farouk Allam, Klaus Golka, Eric J. Grant, Xuejuan Jiang, Kenneth C. Johnson, Margaret R. Karagas…

    Archives of Public Health 2016 74:30

    Published on: 6 July 2016

  14. Research

    Association between pregnancy exposure to air pollution and birth weight in selected areas of Norway

    Exposure to air pollution has adverse effects on cardiopulmonary health of adults. Exposure to air pollution in pregnancy may affect foetal development. However, the evidence of such effect remains inconsisten...

    Sviatlana Panasevich, Siri Eldevik Håberg, Geir Aamodt, Stephanie J. London, Hein Stigum, Wenche Nystad and Per Nafstad

    Archives of Public Health 2016 74:26

    Published on: 29 June 2016

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