viernes, 16 de diciembre de 2016

Public Health ► A focus on Asia: a collection of featured articles and blog posts

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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


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.

Article Collection:

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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