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Journal of Public Health

01 Jun 2007

Health improvement
Socio-demographic patterning of referral, uptake and attendance in Physical Activity Referral Schemes
Increasing recognition of the role of physical activity in improving public health has resulted in a large amount of research and, more recently, policy aimed specifically at physical activity promotion

Income inequality and child mortality in wealthy nations
There is considerable evidence and academic debate regarding relationships between income inequality and various health indicators including child mortality

Developing the public health role of a front line clinical service: integrating stop smoking advice into routine podiatry services
Smoking is the single, greatest cause of preventable illness and premature death in the UK

Community beliefs about childhood obesity: its causes, consequences and potential solutions
Increasing trends in the prevalence of childhood obesity have been reported throughout the developed and developing world

How do parents; child-feeding behaviours influence child weight? Implications for childhood obesity policy
Diet is a major environmental factor in the aetiology of childhood overweight and obesity. Dietary habits formed in childhood are likely to persist into adulthood, so an unhealthy diet in childhood has implications for health throughout the life course

'Smoke gets in your eyes': a research-informed professional education and advocacy programme
Tobacco smoking is a major risk factor for many chronic diseases but the effects of smoking on the eye are not well recognised

Health services
Community views on health sector reform and their participation in health priority setting: case of Lushtoto and Muheza districts, Tanzania

The government health policy in Tanzania aims to establish institutional arrangements guided by the government, based on evidence and designed to improve the functioning and performance of the health service delivery system

A rapid needs assessment of the provision of Health Technology Assessment in the south-west peninsula
Clinical governance, evidence based practice and value for money have been consistent themes in UK national health policy over the past decade

Comparison of a community outreach service with opportunity screening for cervical cancer using Pap smears
Cervical cancer is the most common female cancer in Taiwan. The age-standardized by incidence rate there was estimated to be 24.23 per 100,000 in 1998, which is approximately twice that seen in the USA

Does the English Breast Screening Programme's information leaflet improve women's knowledge about mammography screening? A before and after questionnaire survey
Women invited for breast screening in the UK, are sent an invitation by post. In order to make an informed choice it is important to provide information to those invited to attend screening programmes about its benefits and limitations

Where do teenagers and young adults receive treatment for cancer?
There is a growing recognition that teenagers and young adults with cancer fall into a care gap between paediatric and adult oncology services

Computerised assessment of surgical patients for tobacco use: accuracy and acceptability
Health services have an obligation to implement strategies to address tobacco use and alleviate the health burden of smoking

Trends in admissions to hospital involving an assault using a knife or other sharp instrument, England, 1997 - 2005
There is a popular perception within Britain that levels of violet crime are increasing, yet Government statistics appear reassuring

Mortality from all causes and circulatory disease by country of birth in England and Wales 2001 - 2003
Analyses of mortality of migrants to England and Wales have been preformed around three previous censuses in 1971, 1981 and 1991 and showed that mortality varied widely by country and birth

National trends in the use and costs of anti-obesity medications in England 1998 - 2005
Obesity rates are increasing in many countries and the World Health Organisation has recognised obesity as one of the largest public health problems currently facing many societies