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  1. Traveling to Tibet implies a risk for developing acute mountain sickness (AMS), and the size of this problem is likely increasing due to the rising number of tourists. No previous study on AMS has been conduct...

    Authors: Gonggalanzi, Labasangzhu, Per Nafstad, Hein Stigum, Tianyi Wu, Øyvind Drejer Haldorsen, Kristoffer Ommundsen and Espen Bjertness
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:23
  2. Iodine is an essential micronutrient used by the thyroid gland in the production of thyroid hormones. Both excessive and insufficient iodine intakes can cause thyroid diseases thus harmful to the human body. I...

    Authors: Meththika Vithanage, Indika Herath, S. S. Achinthya, Tharanga Bandara, Lakshika Weerasundara, S. S. Mayakaduwa, Yohan Jayawardhana and Prasanna Kumarathilaka
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:21
  3. In low and middle-income countries, acute lower respiratory illness is responsible for roughly 1 in every 5 child deaths. Rwanda has made major health system improvements including its community health worker ...

    Authors: Jean-Modeste Harerimana, Leatitia Nyirazinyoye, Dana R. Thomson and Joseph Ntaganira
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:19
  4. Dietary patterns are one of the major determinants as far as health and burden of disease is concerned. Food consumption data are essential to evaluate and develop nutrition and food safety policies. The last ...

    Authors: Sarah Bel, Sofie Van den Abeele, Thérésa Lebacq, Cloë Ost, Loes Brocatus, Charlotte Stiévenart, Eveline Teppers, Jean Tafforeau and Koenraad Cuypers
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:20
  5. Central obesity, based on waist circumference (WC), has more adverse effects on health than general obesity, determined by body mass index. To date, eating quickly has been reported to be risk factors for over...

    Authors: Hirotaka Ochiai, Takako Shirasawa, Hinako Nanri, Rimei Nishimura, Masaaki Matoba, Hiromi Hoshino and Akatsuki Kokaze
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:18
  6. Academic achievement of school age children can be affected by several factors such as nutritional status, demographics, and socioeconomic factors. Though evidence about the magnitude of malnutrition is well e...

    Authors: Demewoz Haile, Dabere Nigatu, Ketema Gashaw and Habtamu Demelash
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:17
  7. The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) is developing an online e-guide, which will provide tips and practical information for each EU country (in their national language(s)) on ageing and ...

    Authors: Mathieu Verbrugghe, Yoline Kuipers, Bart Vriesacker, Ilse Peeters and Katrien Mortelmans
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:15
  8. Healthy Together Victoria (HTV) - a complex ‘whole of system’ intervention, including an embedded cluster randomized control trial, to reduce chronic disease by addressing risk factors (physical inactivity, po...

    Authors: Claudia Strugnell, Lynne Millar, Andrew Churchill, Felice Jacka, Colin Bell, Mary Malakellis, Boyd Swinburn and Steve Allender
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:16
  9. Stunting has been the most pressing public health problem throughout the developing countries. It is the major causes of child mortality and global disease burden, where 80 % of this burden is found in develop...

    Authors: Amare Tariku, Haile Woldie, Abel Fekadu, Akilew Awoke Adane, Ayanaw Tsega Ferede and Segenet Yitayew
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:13
  10. Kirakira is small community of 3,000 people and is the capital of Makira-Ulawa province in Solomon Islands. Kirakira is an impoverished community with a small 30 bed hospital with limited resources. This audit...

    Authors: Rajan Rehan, Peter D. Jones, Hashim Abdeen, Heddi Rowas and Jasryn Dhaliwal
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:14
  11. Poor nutritional status during childhood and its long-term impact on economic growth and wellbeing is well known. This study assessed the nutritional status of children in selected communities in northern Ghan...

    Authors: Mary Glover-Amengor, Isaac Agbemafle, Lynda Larmkie Hagan, Frank Peget Mboom, Gladys Gamor, Asamoah Larbi and Irmgard Hoeschle-Zeledon
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:12
  12. Vitamin A Deficiency is a common form of micronutrient deficiency, globally affecting 33.3 % of preschool-age children. An estimated of 44.4 % of preschool children in Africa were at risk for vitamin A deficie...

    Authors: Tesfalem Abrha, Yonas Girma, Kebede Haile, Mezgebe Hailu and Mengistu Hailemariam
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:4
  13. Home fortification using sachets of micronutrient powder (e.g. “Sprinkles”) is a food-based approach offering an alternative to high dose vitamin A (VA) supplements for infants. The primary objective was to in...

    Authors: Sam Newton, Seth Owusu-Agyei, Kwaku Poku Asante, Esi Amoaful, Emmanuel Mahama, Samuel Kofi Tchum, Martha Ali, Kwame Adjei, Christopher R. Davis and Sherry A. Tanumihardjo
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:10
  14. Pregnancy is associated with parallel increase in both iodine, and thyroid hormone requirements suggesting that, there may be the need for additional iodine intake during this period to prevent potential iodin...

    Authors: David L. Simpong, Patrick Adu, Rashid Bashiru, Martin T. Morna, Francis A. Yeboah, Kafui Akakpo and Richard K. D. Ephraim
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:8
  15. The use of herbal medicine has been on increase in many developing and industrialized countries. More pregnant women use herbal remedies to treat pregnancy related problems due to cost-effectiveness of therapy...

    Authors: Tariku Laelago, Tadele Yohannes and Fiseha Lemango
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:7
  16. The aim of this study is to assess the repeatability and validity of the Finnish 11-year old children’s out-of-school physical activity (PA) questionnaire using accelerometer as reference method. A sub-sample ...

    Authors: Suvi Määttä, Teija Nuutinen, Carola Ray, Johan G. Eriksson, Elisabete Weiderpass and Eva Roos
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:11
  17. Ethiopia is a country with low optimal breast feeding practice, and prelacteal feeding is still a norm. Introduction of prelacteal feeding is a known barrier for optimal breast feeding practices. However, know...

    Authors: Abate Bekele Belachew, Alemayehu Bayray Kahsay and Yemane Gabremariam Abebe
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:6
  18. Malaria in pregnancy has been shown to cause both maternal and infant morbidity and mortality especially in sub Saharan Africa. The World Health Organization therefore recommends the use of insecticide treated...

    Authors: Ngimuh Leonard, Fokam Bertrand Eric, Anchang-Kimbi K. Judith and Wanji Samuel
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:5
  19. Improper dietary intake pattern in women of reproductive age in Nepal has resulted in the deficiency of essential nutrients. Adequate nutritional status and proper dietary intake pattern of women improves mate...

    Authors: Shiva Bhandari, Jamuna Tamrakar Sayami, Pukar Thapa, Matina Sayami, Bishnu Prasad Kandel and Megha Raj Banjara
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:2
  20. Adaptation of physical activity self-report questionnaires is sometimes required to reflect the activity behaviours of diverse populations. The processes used to modify self-report questionnaires though are ty...

    Authors: Daniel Aggio, Stuart Fairclough, Zoe Knowles and Lee Graves
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:3
  21. Lead has significant neuro-toxic effects, particularly for young children. Voluntary screening of pre-school aged children for elevated blood lead levels has been an important part of the lead management progr...

    Authors: Frances Boreland, David Lyle, Anthony Brown and David Perkins
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:60
  22. Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was introduced in 2005 as a demand side intervention to remove financial barriers to accessing health services. After almost a decade of implementation, this stu...

    Authors: Samuel Bosomprah, Peter Luigi Ragno, Clemens Gros and Hari Banskota
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:51
  23. The objectives of this study were to (i) describe the relationship between weight changes and MUAC changes in children aged between 6 and 59 months during treatment for SAM in CMAM programmes in three country ...

    Authors: Paul Binns, Nancy Dale, Monsurul Hoq, Chrissy Banda and Mark Myatt
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:54
  24. Despite being a well-documented phenomenon, gender differences in psychological health complaints in adolescence are poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to test factors related to well-being as ex...

    Authors: Isabelle Savoye, Nathalie Moreau, Marie-Christine Brault, Alain Levêque and Isabelle Godin
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:52
  25. Tobacco is the most important avoidable risk for non communicable diseases. While tobacco consumption is stable or declining in developed countries, it is increasing in the developing world with a rate of 3.4 ...

    Authors: Bertrand Hugo Mbatchou Ngahane, Huguette Atangana Ekobo and Christopher Kuaban
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:47
  26. Dietary sources of calcium and vitamin D are recommended as a first-line strategy in prevention of osteoporosis-related fractures but their public health and economic impact has never been studied.

    Authors: Olivier Ethgen, Mickaël Hiligsmann, Nansa Burlet and Jean-Yves Reginster
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:48
  27. A domain-specific physical activity questionnaire (EHIS-PAQ) was developed in the framework of the second wave of the European Health Interview Survey (EHIS). This article presents the EHIS-PAQ and describes i...

    Authors: Jonas D. Finger, Jean Tafforeau, Lydia Gisle, Leila Oja, Thomas Ziese, Juergen Thelen, Gert B. M. Mensink and Cornelia Lange
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:59
  28. Only few studies have focused on the cognitive processes of the respondents that are involved when answering physical activity questionnaires (PAQs). This study aimed at examining whether two PAQs work as inte...

    Authors: J. D. Finger, L. Gisle, H. Mimilidis, C. Santos-Hoevener, E. K. Kruusmaa, A. Matsi, L. Oja, M. Balarajan, M. Gray, A. L. Kratz and C. Lange
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:57
  29. Exclusive breastfeeding is defined as feeding infants only breast milk, be it directly from breast or expressed, with no addition of any liquid or solids apart from drops or syrups consisting of vitamins, mine...

    Authors: Asrat Sonko and Amare Worku
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:53
  30. Childhood fever is the most common clinical sign of Plasmodium falciparum infection. It is used as a measure of burden of the disease and the effectiveness of control programs for malaria. This study aimed to det...

    Authors: Benson M. Hamooya, Gershom Chongwe, Lungowe Sitali and Hikabasa Halwindi
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:46
  31. Source of potable water has implication on the population health. Availability of Improved Drinking Water Sources (IDWS) is a problem in developing countries, but variation exists across segments of the popula...

    Authors: Oyewale Mayowa Morakinyo, Stephen Ayo Adebowale and Elizabeth Omoladun Oloruntoba
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:58
  32. Raising public awareness of the need to use antibiotics appropriately is a major focus of the UK Government’s strategy to tackle antimicrobial resistance. To investigate the public’s views on antibiotic use an...

    Authors: Laura J Shallcross, Michelle Berin, Jennifer Roe and Mahdad Noursadeghi
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:55
  33. Older people are a growing population. They live longer, but often have multiple chronic diseases. As a consequence, they are taking many different kind of medicines, while their vulnerability to pharmaceutica...

    Authors: Denise Walckiers, Johan Van der Heyden and Jean Tafforeau
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:50
  34. Adolescence is last chance for curbing the consequences of malnutrition and breaking the intergenerational cycle of malnutrition and poor health. This study aimed to assess the prevalence and the factors assoc...

    Authors: Yohannes Adama Melaku, Gordon Alexander Zello, Tiffany K. Gill, Robert J. Adams and Zumin Shi
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:44
  35. Authors: Olivier Bruyère, Serge H. Ahmed, Catherine Atlan, Jacques Belegaud, Murielle Bortolotti, Marie-Chantal Canivenc-Lavier, Sybil Charrière, Jean-Philippe Girardet, Sabine Houdart, Esther Kalonji, Perrine Nadaud, Fabienne Rajas, Gérard Slama and Irène Margaritis
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:49

    The original article was published in Archives of Public Health 2015 73:41

  36. At the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), November 2014, 170 member states endorsed the Rome Declaration on Nutrition and a Framework for Action. The Rome Declaration committed to ending maln...

    Authors: Hannah Brinsden and Tim Lang
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:42
  37. The intense sweeteners currently authorised in Europe comprise ten compounds of various chemical natures. Their overall use has sharply risen in the last 20 years. These compounds are mainly used to formulate ...

    Authors: Olivier Bruyère, Serge H. Ahmed, Catherine Atlan, Jacques Belegaud, Murielle Bortolotti, Marie-Chantal Canivenc-Lavier, Sybil Charrière, Jean-Philippe Girardet, Sabine Houdart, Esther Kalonji, Perrine Nadaud, Fabienne Rajas, Gérard Slama and Irène Margaritis
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:41

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Archives of Public Health 2015 73:49

  38. In spite of the massive spending and extensive family-planning promotion, many poor people in the third world remain reluctant to use modern contraceptive method. Mostly when they use modern contraceptives, th...

    Authors: Mohammed Feyisso, Tefera Belachew, Amanuel Tesfay and Yohannes Addisu
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:38
  39. Glycemic control in diabetes mellitus is a cornerstone in reducing morbidity and mortality of the disease. Achieving glycemic control or reducing hyperglycemia significantly decreases the microvascular and mac...

    Authors: Ezra Belay Ketema and Kelemu Tilahun Kibret
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:43

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