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Mobile phone use during pregnancy is unlikely to have any adverse effects on child neurodevelopment. New findings provide further evidence that exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic fields associated with maternal use of mobile phones during pregnancy is not linked to neurodevelopment in children.
Raising tobacco taxes to increase cigarette prices could reduce cigarette consumption and smoking-associated deaths (SADs) in all 28 EU countries, according to new research.
BMC Public Health 2017
“Research in Progress” photo competition deadline extended
Interested in science and photography? BMC has launched our first ever "Research in Progress" photography competition! We're looking for images that reflect innovation and curiosity from the perspective of our research communities. The winners will receive a cash prize and become part of the new look of BMC, with their photos featured on our website and printed materials. We've extended the deadline for entries to September 17th.
Did you know that there almost 250 open access article processing charge (APC) funds available to researchers worldwide? At BioMed Central, we offer a free advice service to help our authors to discover and apply for funding. On our support pages you can find our OA checklist along with a list of research funders and institutions that make APC funding available.
Prospective clinical trial registration aims to address publication and reporting bias. Unfortunately, not all clinical trials are registered before they start. Here we discuss the dilemma faced by editors when receiving submissions reporting a clinical trial that was not registered prospectively, and a new policy for increasing transparency when a trial was registered after participant recruitment has begun.
In this blog, Poppy Lakeman Fraser, Senior Programme Coordinator for the Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) initiative, explains what citizen science actually is and how researchers rely on this form of data collection.