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  1. Content type: Research article

    Health literacy (HL) is low for 40–50 % of the population in developed nations, and is strongly linked to many undesirable health outcomes. Older adults are particularly at risk. The intervention research on h...

    Authors: Julii Brainard, Yoon Loke, Charlotte Salter, Tamás Koós, Péter Csizmadia, Alexandra Makai, Boróka Gács and Mária Szepes

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:270

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    As a public health initiative, provided-initiated HIV screening test in dental settings has long been available in the U.S.; it was only in 2011 that such setting was used in Canada. The objective of this pape...

    Authors: Mario Brondani, Steve Chang and Leeann Donnelly

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:264

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    Many studies on the impact of systemic lupus erythematosus or lupus have identified patient travel costs as being problematic. We administered a survey that examined the impact of self-rated travel burden on l...

    Authors: Edith M. Williams, Kasim Ortiz, Jiajia Zhang, Jie Zhou and Diane Kamen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:246

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Over the last 20 years, countries in sub Saharan Africa have made significant strides in the implementation of programs for HIV prevention, care and treatment. Despite, the significant progress made, many targ...

    Authors: Francis Bajunirwe, Flora Tumwebaze, George Abongomera, Denis Akakimpa, Cissy Kityo and Peter N. Mugyenyi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:217

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  5. Content type: Project Note

    Since the early 1980s, several school based anti-bullying interventions (SBABI) have been implemented and evaluated in different countries. Some meta-analyses have also drawn conclusions on the effectiveness o...

    Authors: Alexandros-Georgios Chalamandaris, Michèle Wilmet-Dramaix, Mike Eslea, Sigrun Karin Ertesvåg and Danielle Piette

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:211

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Onchocerciasis is one of the most important public health problems over large areas of tropical Africa countries including Ethiopia. The African Program for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC) has been working with ...

    Authors: Fitsum Weldegebreal, Girmay Medhin, Zemichael Weldegebriel and Mengistu Legesse

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:206

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  7. Content type: Short Report

    Skin and soft tissue infections are common among military conscripts undergoing close-contact training activities. On June 4, 2014, an outbreak of Staphylococcus aureus skin infection was reported among military ...

    Authors: Thirapa Nivesvivat, Dusit Janthayanont, Mathirut Mungthin, Julphat Intarasuphit, Siriwan Paojinda, Kanya Phanitorn, Paijit Permpool, Saowapap Kasinant, Onuma Pengpinij, Parichart Yingprasert, Wanida Thaochelee and Ram Rangsin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:179

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  8. Content type: Research Article

    The current generation of older adults reports a higher lifetime prevalence of prescription, over-the-counter, and recreational drug use. The purpose of this analysis is to characterize the drug usage and dete...

    Authors: Toni M. Rudisill, Motao Zhu, Danielle Davidov, D. Leann Long, Usha Sambamoorthi, Marie Abate and Vincent Delagarza

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:166

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  9. Content type: Project Note

    Respondent-driven sampling (RDS) is used in a variety of settings to study hard-to-reach populations at risk for HIV and sexually transmitted infections. However, practices leading to successful recruitment am...

    Authors: Jerry Okal, Henry F. Raymond, Waimar Tun, Helgar Musyoki, Sufia Dadabhai, Dita Broz, Joan Nyamu, David Kuria, Nicholas Muraguri and Scott Geibel

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:158

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  10. Content type: Research article

    There is a lack of scientific evidence on how socioeconomically disadvantaged tobacco users can be reached with tobacco cessation interventions in Swedish primary healthcare (PHC). In this setting other lifest...

    Authors: Anne Leppänen, Olivia Biermann, Carl Johan Sundberg and Tanja Tomson

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:151

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Undernutrition is a major problem in Nepal and meeting the minimum dietary standard is essential for growth and development of young children. Continuous monitoring of such practices is important to inform pol...

    Authors: Kapil Prasad Gautam, Mandira Adhikari, Resham Bahadur Khatri and Madhu Dixit Devkota

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:135

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Accidental exposure to blood and body fluids is a public health concern, especially among health workers and constitutes a risk of transmission of blood-borne viruses including HIV, hepatitis B virus and hepat...

    Authors: Julienne Stéphanie Nouetchognou, Jérôme Ateudjieu, Bonaventure Jemea and Dora Mbanya

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:94

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  13. Content type: Research article

    This study tested the validity of revolutions per minute (RPM) measurements from the Pennington Pedal Desk™. Forty-four participants (73 % female; 39 ± 11.4 years-old; BMI 25.8 ± 5.5 kg/m2 [mean ± SD]) completed ...

    Authors: John M. Schuna Jr., Catrine Tudor-Locke, Mahara Proença, Tiago V. Barreira, Daniel S. Hsia, Fabio Pitta, Padma Vatsavai, Richard D. Guidry Jr., Matthew R. Magnusen, Amanda D. Cowley and Corby K. Martin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:74

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Smoking has been associated with several types of mental illness namely schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorders with a prevalence of smoking twice that of the general population. The study objective was t...

    Authors: Randah R. Hamadeh, Ahmed Al Ansari, Haitham Jahrami and Adel Al Offi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:77

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Reliable estimates of treatment needs after terrorism are essential to develop an effective public health response. More knowledge is required on research participation among survivors of terrorism to interpre...

    Authors: Lise Eilin Stene and Grete Dyb

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:57

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  16. Content type: Project Note

    Prevention of childhood obesity is a global priority. The school setting offers access to large numbers of children and the ability to provide supportive environments for quality physical activity and nutritio...

    Authors: Elaine Rush, Carolyn Cairncross, Margaret Hinepo Williams, Marilyn Tseng, Tara Coppinger, Steph McLennan and Kasha Latimer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:44

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Eating meals, particularly dinner, with family members has been found to be associated with improved dietary intake, lower prevalence of disordered eating behaviors, lower levels of substance abuse, and improv...

    Authors: Kathryn Walton, Ken P. Kleinman, Sheryl L. Rifas-Shiman, Nicholas J. Horton, Matthew W. Gillman, Alison E. Field, S. Bryn Austin, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer and Jess Haines

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:35

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  18. Content type: Short Report

    Does the use of teaspoon units in dose recommendations on Drug Facts panels of liquid medicine lead to dosing errors and could any such errors be reduced if millimeter units were used instead?

    Authors: Koert van Ittersum and Brian Wansink

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:33

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Research Notes 2016 9:163

  19. Content type: Research article

    Death among premature neonates contributes significantly to neonatal mortality which in turn represents approximately 40 % of paediatric mortality. Care for premature neonates is usually provided at the tertia...

    Authors: Brigitte Ndelema, Rafael Van den Bergh, Marcel Manzi, Wilma van den Boogaard, Rose J. Kosgei, Isabel Zuniga, Manirampa Juvenal and Anthony Reid

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:28

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