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  1. Study protocol

    Phase III evaluation of the insecticidal efficacy and durability of a deltamethrin-treated polypropylene long-lasting net LifeNet®, in comparison with long-lasting nets made from polyester and polyethylene: study protocol

    Universal coverage of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LNs) made from polyester or polyethylene fibres has been adopted as the standard of care to control malaria among at-risk populations. To obtain a WHO reco...

    Patrick Tungu, Louisa A. Messenger, Matthew J. Kirby, Wema Sudi, William Kisinza and Mark Rowland

    Archives of Public Health 2016 74:56

    Published on: 30 December 2016

  2. Research

    Prevalence and socio-demographic correlates of physical activity levels among South African adults in Cape Town and Mount Frere communities in 2008-2009

    Physical activity has been linked to reduced risk of various cardiometabolic disease, cancer, and premature mortality. We investigated the prevalence and socio-demographic correlates of physical activity among...

    Pasmore Malambo, Andre P. Kengne, Estelle V. Lambert, Anniza De Villiers and Thandi Puoane

    Archives of Public Health 2016 74:54

    Published on: 29 December 2016

  3. Systematic review

    A review and framework for understanding the potential impact of poor solid waste management on health in developing countries

    The increase in solid waste generated per capita in Africa has not been accompanied by a commensurate growth in the capacity and funding to manage it. It is reported that less than 30% of urban waste in develo...

    Abdhalah K. Ziraba, Tilahun Nigatu Haregu and Blessing Mberu

    Archives of Public Health 2016 74:55

    Published on: 26 December 2016

  4. Research

    The diabesity health economic crisis—the size of the crisis in a European island state following a cross-sectional study

    Diabetes type 2 and obesity are well-established global epidemics and contributors to clinical, social and economic health burdens. The prevalence rates of these diseases are still on the rise among countries ...

    Sarah Cuschieri, Josanne Vassallo, Neville Calleja, Nikolai Pace, Janice Abela, Bader A. Ali, Fatemah Abdullah, Elizier Zahra and Julian Mamo

    Archives of Public Health 2016 74:52

    Published on: 12 December 2016

  5. Commentary

    Multidisciplinary management of breast cancer

    Breast cancer, with an increasing incidence, is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women worldwide. The treatments proposed, generally a combination of surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, endocrine thera...

    Anne-France Leclerc, Guy Jerusalem, Martine Devos, Jean-Michel Crielaard and Didier Maquet

    Archives of Public Health 2016 74:50

    Published on: 5 December 2016

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

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