- Rachel Carey, Deakin University
- Amanda Daley, University of Birmingham
- David J Hunter, Durham University
- Ariadne Kapetanaki, City University London
- 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
- Richard Rosenkranz, Kansas State University
- Corneel Vandelanotte, Central Queensland University
- Dianne Stanton Ward, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Natalie Pafitis, BioMed Central
Richard Rothenberg et. al. review the current state of urban metrics, looking at their determinants, indicators and indices, with an emphasis on their construction, use, and the controversies they have generated.
The frequency of dietary practices in people with diabetes (DM) and systemic arterial hypertension (SAH) is low and does not differ between healthy people, suggesting the need to reinforce how healthy dietary practices are essential for chronic disease control.
Unhealthy foods are more frequently advertised than healthier foods in Dutch supermarket flyers and, compared to traditional supermarkets, discounter supermarkets have higher percentages of unhealthy food discounts.
Most interventions promoting healthy eating do not present differential results by socioeconomic position (SEP) suggesting that studies should routinely identify whether impacts differ by SEP to increase knowledge in the area.
It is feasible to develop and implement a mobilisation intervention where groups work together with local community health volunteers to prevent injuries in children.
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.
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.
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, 15:492
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Carl 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.
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