Section Editors

  • David J Hunter, Durham University
  • Omar Khan, University of Vermont
  • Carl A Latkin, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
  • Victor Minichiello, La Trobe University
  • Angela Pesatori, University of Milan
  • Giovanni Rezza, Istituto Superiore di Sanita
  • Corneel Vandelanotte, Central Queensland University

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  • Natalie Pafitis, BioMed Central


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    Agricultural biodiversity related to food security

    Energy intake and household food security increases from the dry to the rainy season, with agricultural biodiversity positively related to the adequacy of children's diet.

    BMC Public Health 2015, 15:422
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    Cigars as harmful as cigarettes

    Evidence from the literature suggests that some risks associated with cigar smoking can be as high or higher than those associated with cigarette smoking, especially at the highest doses and levels of inhalation for cigar smoking.

    BMC Public Health 2015, 15:390
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    Walking program increases step count in the workplace

    A pedometer-driven walking intervention in combination with goal setting and self-monitoring is feasible and potentially effective in increasing step count within the workplace setting over the short term.

    BMC Public Health 2015, 15:410
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    Broader economic evaluations of vaccines

    Broader economic effects of vaccines are seen as being equally important as traditional outcome measures used in cost-effectiveness analyses, suggesting more inclusive practical guidelines for economic evaluations of vaccines may be created.

    BMC Public Health 2015, 15:356
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    Parents' time pressure and children's mental health

    Parents' subjective time pressure is associated with increased mental health problems among children which might explain why mental health problems are common in the Nordic countries in spite of otherwise favourable conditions.

    BMC Public Health 2015, 15:353
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    Economic mortality differences in Spain

    The widening difference in premature mortality between the poorest and richest provinces in Spain is due to the increase in the difference in mortality due to cardiovascular diseases.

    BMC Public Health 2015, 15:321
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    Differential effects of violence on Chinese women

    Violence in intimate relationships in China comprises of intimate terrorism and situational couple violence which have differential effects on mental health outcomes of Chinese women.

    BMC Public Health 2015, 15:314
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    Young diabetic women at risk of post-MI mortality

    One in two women hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in an Asian cohort have diabetes and the sex disparity in post-MI mortality is most pronounced among those under 60 years of age.

    BMC Public Health 2015, 15:308



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Carl LatkinCarl Latkin is Professor in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society and in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr Latkin works in developing and testing sustainable social network and social diffusion behavior change interventions and is the principal investigator at the Lighthouse, a community-based research center that focuses on health promotion and disease prevention. His research interests include HIV prevention and care among disadvantaged populations, domestic and international approaches to behavior change, social and personal network analysis, neighborhood factors and health behaviors, injection drug users, STIs, alcohol, harm reduction, mental health, social support, social context and risk behavior, integrating qualitative and quantitative methods.

"I've been impressed with the diversity of articles in BMC Public Health in terms of country of origin and methodologies, with considerable amount of qualitative research"

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