Welcome to our Public Health page where we highlight our latest articles or themed topics, as selected by our editors. Read our latest open access research below from across the BioMed Central portfolio of health science journals.
A focus on Asia: a collection of featured articles and blog posts
- Lack of transmission among healthcare workers in contact with a case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection in Thailand
- APSIC guide for prevention of Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI)
- Epidemiology and molecular characterization of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria in Southeast Asia
- Chinese smokers’ behavioral response toward cigarette price: individual and regional correlates
- Second hand smoke exposure in public venues and mental disorder: a representative nationwide study of China
- The influence of estimated retail tobacco sale price increase on smokers’ smoking habit in Jiangxi province, China: a cross-sectional study
- Impact of blended treatment literacy and psychoeducation on methadone maintenance treatment outcomes in Yunnan, China
- Sexual and reproductive health risks amongst female adolescents who use amphetamine-type stimulants and sell sex: a qualitative inquiry in Yunnan, China
- Do community-based strategies reduce HIV risk among people who inject drugs in China? A quasi-experimental study in Yunnan and Guangxi provinces
- Fair publication of qualitative research in health systems: a call by health policy and systems researchers
- The effect of herd formation among healthcare investors on health sector growth in China
- Inequity in level of healthcare utilization before and after universal health coverage reforms in China: evidence from household surveys in Sichuan Province
- Subjective evaluation of the frequency of coffee intake and relationship to osteoporosis in Chinese men
- Comparison of illegal drug use pattern in Taiwan and Korea from 2006 to 2014
- Factors associated with one year retention to methadone maintenance treatment program among patients with heroin dependence in China
- Multi-dimensional self-esteem and substance use among Chinese adolescents
From Environmental Health
- The impact of ambient air pollution on suicide mortality: a case-crossover study in Guangzhou, China
- Urbanization and health in China, thinking at the national, local and individual levels
- Public health impacts of city policies to reduce climate change: findings from the URGENCHE EU-China project
- Choosing an epidemiological model structure for the economic evaluation of non-communicable disease public health interventions
- Socioeconomic status and self-rated health of Japanese people, based on age, cohort, and period
- Accuracy of self-reported height, weight, and waist circumference in a general adult Chinese population
E-cigarettes and teens: how concerned should we be?
Following the publication of a study in BMC Public Health on the use of e-cigarettes by teenagers, Dr Wilson M. Compton of the US National Institute on Drug Abuse, tells us more about the risks e-cigarettes pose to the next generation.
Scratching the surface: tobacco-induced bacterial communities
Tobacco Induced Diseases recently published an article reviewing findings on tobacco-induced bacterial biofilms. But what are biofilms and how does tobacco affect them? Authors David Scott, Justin Hutcherson and Juhi Bagaitkar answered our questions in this blog.
Harm Reduction in Asia and the Pacific
This thematic issue documents and explores the current state of harm reduction across Asia, examining the development of a harm reduction response to HIV/AIDS epidemics, evidence of its effectiveness and challenges to its further implementation and integration into health and criminal justice systems. The issue contains overviews of the epidemiology and scale of implementation of harm reduction across the Asian regions, exemplar case studies of the introduction of harm reduction programs, and critical analysis and commentary.
Malaria and the role of community health workers
This blog, based on an article published in Tropical Medicine and Health talks about the role community health workers have on raising awareness of malaria.
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