News tagged with bmc public health

Related topics:

Can non-medical factors trigger sick leave?

According to UK government statistics over 8 million working days per year are lost due to illness and about a third of these are due to minor ailments such as coughs, colds, sickness and diarrhea. Yet two individuals who ...

Mar 23, 2011
1 / 5 (1) 2

'Pre-baby blues' due to lack of support from partner

Pregnancy is meant to be a joyous time however some women experience overwhelming 'baby blues' before the birth of their child. Anxiety and depression during pregnancy can result in premature birth, or low birth weight, and ...

Mar 14, 2011
not rated yet 0

Advanced degrees add up to lower blood pressure

Freshmen on the eve of finals and graduate students staring down a thesis committee may not feel this way, but the privilege of obtaining an advanced education correlates with decades of lower blood pressure, according to ...

Feb 28, 2011
1 / 5 (1) 2 | with audio podcast

'Tough love' no good for obesity interventions

Obese people support lifestyle-change interventions, rather than those that purely promote weight loss. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Public Health interviewed 142 obese people about their ...

Jul 14, 2010
4 / 5 (1) 0

Scottish people 'living dangerously'

Almost the entire adult population of Scotland (97.5%) are likely to be either cigarette smokers, heavy drinkers, physically inactive, overweight or have a poor diet. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Pu ...

Jun 10, 2010
4.5 / 5 (4) 3

When screen time becomes a pain

The amount of time teenagers spend in front of TV screens and monitors has been associated with physical complaints. A large study of more than 30,000 Nordic teenagers published in the open access journal BMC Public Health ha ...

Jun 08, 2010
not rated yet 0

Parents' physical inactivity influences children

Children are more likely to watch high levels of television if their parents do, but parents do not need to be physically active to help their children to be active, a new study has found.

May 25, 2010
not rated yet 0

Users believe electronic cigarettes can help you quit

Electronic cigarettes, or 'E-cigarettes', are used mainly to quit smoking, and may be useful for this purpose. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Public Health polled 81 users and former users of the device ...

May 03, 2010
5 / 5 (1) 1

Childhood harms can lead to lung cancer

Adverse events in childhood have been linked to an increase in the likelihood of developing lung cancer in later life. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Public Health describe how the link is partly explai ...

Jan 18, 2010
5 / 5 (3) 0

Obesity epidemic taking root in Africa

The urban poor in sub-Saharan Africa are the latest victims of the obesity epidemic. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Public Health claim that overweight and obesity are on the increase among this group. ...

Dec 15, 2009
not rated yet 0

Italy's poor go to the hospital more

Despite free public healthcare, Italy's poor are more likely to end up in hospital with avoidable conditions, new research shows. This pattern, reported today in the online open access journal BMC Public Health, mirrors findin ...

Dec 11, 2009
5 / 5 (1) 0