Climate change is likely to contribute to increased dengue risk in many parts of Europe, with the areas of greatest increased risk projected to be clustered around the Mediterranean and Adriatic coasts and in northern Italy.
Elizabeth Dean and colleagues propose a template for self-assessment of curricula in health professional education programs and argue that this is a potentially cost-effective means of preventing and reversing non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
School and health clinic-based models as well as management by an NGO are predictive factors for HPV vaccination coverage in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), suggesting HPV vaccine campaigns tailored to meet community needs can be effective.
Higher consumption of sweet foods among postmenopausal women and higher consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages among premenopausal women are associated with mammographic density, a strong breast cancer risk factor.
The body of literature on neurodegenerative disorders in sub-Saharan Africa is large with regard to dementia and HIV-related neurocognitive disorders but limited for other neurodegenerative disorders, indicating research gaps which need urgent action.
The use of mobile phones within an Indigenous-appropriate framework is a simple and effective strategy to facilitate adherence in a clinical trial involving Australian Indigenous children in urban and remote Australia.
A smoking cessation contest comprising of several promising strategies for support including peer support, cessation provider support, incentives, competition and interactive internet and mobile tools prompts quitting among high smoking prevalence groups.
Evidence from the literature suggests people evaluate non-pharmaceutical interventions for respiratory infections in terms of their perceived necessity, efficacy, acceptability, and feasibility and, to enhance uptake, it is necessary to address barriers such as beliefs about infection transmission.
BMC Public Health 2014, 14:834
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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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