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  1. Happiness and health among U.S. working adults: is the association explained by socio-economic status?

    Public Health 128(9) (2015) PMID 25174664

    Objectives Although happiness and health both represent important metrics of well-being, their association has received relatively little attention in population health research. This study tested the relationship between happiness and general health in U.S. working adults an...
  2. There is a beast in everyone

    Public Health 128(11):957 (2014)

  3. Vape and vitriol in public health

    Public Health 128(10) (2014) PMID 25369351

  4. 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibezo-p-dioxin exposure and prostate cancer: a meta-analysis of cohort studies

    Public Health 128(3):207 (2014) PMID 24461260

    Objective To perform a meta-analysis of cohort studies and evaluate the association between exposure to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) and prostate cancer quantitatively.
  5. Health Belief Model applied to non-compliance with HPV vaccine among female university students

    Public Health 128(3):268 (2014) PMID 24529635

    Objectives To investigate the reasons for refusal of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, and to explore participants' perceptions and attitudes about Health Belief Model (HBM) constructs (perceived susceptibility, perceived severity, perceived benefits, perceived barriers...
  6. Smoking prevalence and the changing risk profiles in the UK ethnic and migrant minority populations: implications for stop smoking services

    Public Health 128(3):297 (2014) PMID 24612958

    Objectives Smoking is the leading risk factor for disability-adjusted life-years, yet evidence with which to establish the smoking rates of people with different ethnic backgrounds and how they are changing in relation to recent migration is lacking. The objective is to provi...
  7. Mortgage debt as a moderator in the association between unemployment and health

    Public Health 128(3):239 (2014)

    Objective While homeownership is generally viewed as good for society, the consequences of the concomitant mortgage debt have not been well examined. This study investigates the role of mortgage debt as a moderator in the relationship between unemployment and health.
  8. Green and gold – the colours of modern research publishing

    Public Health 128(3):205 (2014)

  9. Modelling the impact of compliance with dietary recommendations on cancer and cardiovascular disease mortality in Canada

    Public Health 128(3):222 (2014) PMID 24612957

    Objectives Despite strong evidence indicating that unbalanced diets relate to chronic diseases and mortality, most adults do not comply with dietary recommendations. To help determine which recommendations could yield the most benefits, the number of deaths attributable to ca...
  10. Prevalence of asthma and respiratory symptoms in 15–17 year-old Greek-Cypriots by proximity of their community of residence to power plants: Cyprus 2006–07

    Public Health 128(3):288 (2014) PMID 24602856

    Objectives Numerous studies have reported adverse effects of traffic pollution on respiratory health. Exposure to power plants emissions has not been as comprehensively studied. The prevalence of asthma and respiratory symptoms was investigated among 15–17 year-olds in commun...
  11. Effects of employment and education on preterm and full-term infant mortality in Korea

    Public Health 128(3):254 (2014) PMID 24612956

    Objectives The infant mortality rate is a sensitive and commonly used indicator of the socio-economic status of a population. Generally, studies investigating the relationship between infant mortality and socio-economic status have focused on full-term infants in Western popu...
  12. Trends in prevalence of diabetes mellitus and mean fasting glucose in Portugal (1987–2009): a systematic review

    Public Health 128(3):214 (2014) PMID 24559769

    Objectives To assess time trends of the prevalence of diabetes and mean blood glucose in Portuguese adults.
  13. Economic burden of neural tube defects in Germany

    Public Health 128(3):274 (2014)

    Objective Failure of closure of the neural tube often leads to serious malformations, including spina bifida, anencephaly and encephalocoele. Despite improvements in medical and surgical treatment, the burden associated with spina bifida is substantial but country-specific da...
  14. Warm Homes, Healthy People Fund 2011/12: a mixed methods evaluation

    Public Health 128(3):282 (2014)

    Objectives To assess how the Warm Homes Healthy People Fund 2011/12 was used by English local authorities and their partners to tackle excess winter mortality.
  15. Gender differences in weight loss; evidence from a nhs weight management service

    Public Health 128(9) (2014) PMID 25194299

    Objectives Obesity is a national public health concern. Many services exist which attempt to assist clients in losingweight. However, there is evidence which suggests that men and women adopt different strategies and achieve varying levels of weight loss success. This study a...
  16. Targetting mid-life risk factors to reduce late-life dementia

    Public Health 128(10) (2014) PMID 25369360

    A major public health concern with respect to ageing populations is the increasing burden of chronic diseases. Among these dementia has a major societal impact. Monitoring trends in disease incidence as well as risk factor prevalence would facilitate more accurate prediction of future ...
  17. The NHS Constitution Values are not always clearly expressed on Trust websites in England

    Public Health 128(10) (2014) PMID 25369359

    Objectives The purpose of this study was to determine whether published values available to the public and staff on NHS Trust websites in two regions of England reflect the NHS Constitution.
  18. Physical activity promotion in 2014-the Tour de France: a local perspective

    Public Health 128(10) (2014) PMID 25369361

  19. The rising tide of Ebola

    Public Health 128(9) (2014) PMID 25246355

  20. Factors affecting the use of anti-amoebiasis protective measures among Taiwan immigrants returning to amoebiasis-endemic regions

    Public Health 127(12):1126 (2013) PMID 24169441

    Objective To investigate the predictors of use of anti-amoebiasis protective measures (AAPMs) among Taiwan immigrants returning to their country of origin, using the Health Belief Model (HBM) to guide the investigation.