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Obesity Prevention

Shiriki K. Kumanyika

Subject: Public Health »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Obesity Prevention Introduction Obesity reflects a physiologically harmful excess of body fat, overall or accumulated in specific parts of the...

Occupational Cancers

Andrew E. Watterson

Subject: Public Health »

Date Added: 2014-04-28

Occupational CancersIntroductionThe recognition and diagnosis of occupational cancers dates back to medieval times. Knowledge of the biological mechan...

Occupational Exposure to Benzene

Melvyn Kopstein

Subject: Public Health »

Date Added: 2018-04-26

Occupational Exposure to BenzeneIntroductionMillions of workers around the world are routinely exposed to benzene from product mixtures formulated wit...

Occupational Exposure to Erionite

David N. Weissman

Subject: Public Health »

Date Added: 2018-04-26

Occupational Exposure to ErioniteIntroductionErionite provides an excellent example of the public health importance of recognizing, evaluating, and re...

Occupational Safety and Health

Arthur L. Frank

Subject: Public Health »

Date Added: 2011-02-23

Occupational Safety and Health Introduction Occupational safety and health is the discipline that collectively looks after the regulation, inspec...

Oral Health Equity for Minority Populations in the United States

Mary E. Northridge

Subject: Public Health »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Oral Health Equity for Minority Populations in the United StatesIntroductionAlong with the Oxford Bibliographies in Public Health article “Dental Publ...

Ottawa Charter

Evelyne de Leeuw

Subject: Public Health »

Date Added: 2011-02-23

The Ottawa Charter and Subsequent WHO International Health Promotion MeetingsIntroductionThe Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (see Introductory Wor...

Parenting and Work

Caroline J. Gatrell

Subject: Public Health »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Parenting and Work Introduction Research on parenting and work developed from the 1970s onward in response to women’s increased participation ...

Parenting Skills and Capacity

Maria Isabel Loureiro, Ana Rita Goes

Subject: Public Health »

Date Added: 2011-02-23

Parenting Skills and Capacity Introduction Parenting has a strong impact on a child’s health and well-being. The rising incidence of developmenta...

Participatory Action Research

Jane Springett

Subject: Public Health »

Date Added: 2017-03-30

Participatory Action ResearchIntroductionParticipatory action research (PAR) is an umbrella term covering a variety of participatory approaches to act...

Patient Decision Making

Jeffrey K. Belkora

Subject: Public Health »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Patient Decision Making Introduction Patients historically deferred to physicians in a health crisis, even after Western civilization embraced ...

Pesticide Exposure and Pesticide Health Effects

David F. Goldsmith

Subject: Public Health »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Pesticide Exposure and Pesticide Health Effects Introduction Pesticides are chemical agents designed to kill pests such as insects or rodents,...

Pesticides

Mark Robson

Subject: Public Health »

Date Added: 2011-02-23

Pesticides Introduction The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) defines a pesticide as any substance or mixture of substa...

Physical Activity and Exercise

Jeffrey Hallam

Subject: Public Health »

Date Added: 2011-11-29

Physical Activity and Exercise Introduction Understanding the role of physical activity and exercise behavior is vitally important to the publi...

Physical Activity Promotion

Alfred Rütten, Karim Abu-Omar, Peter Gelius

Subject: Public Health »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Physical Activity Promotion Introduction Public health scientists are increasingly adopting physical activity as a research topic. This trend ...

Pneumoconiosis

Metin Akgun

Subject: Public Health »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

PneumoconiosisIntroductionThe first use of the pneumoconiosis term dates back to 1866; Zenker coined the term “pneumokoniosis,” derived from Greek pne...

Polio Eradication in Pakistan

Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Muhammad Atif Habib, Sajid Bashir Soofi

Subject: Public Health »

Date Added: 2017-03-30

Polio Eradication in PakistanIntroductionPoliomyelitis (polio) is a viral infection that spreads primarily through the fecal-oral route and usually af...

Population Aging

Lynda Anderson

Subject: Public Health »

Date Added: 2011-02-23

Population Aging Introduction The age of a population, or group of people, can change over time and become younger or older. “Population aging...

Population Determinants of Unhealthy Foods and Beverages

Rachel J. L. Prowse, Kim D. Raine

Subject: Public Health »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Population Determinants of Unhealthy Foods and BeveragesIntroductionA population perspective on determinants of health behaviors, such as eating, seek...

Population Health Objectives and Targets

Lawrence W. Green

Subject: Public Health »

Date Added: 2011-02-23

Population Health Objectives and Targets Introduction Borrowing from its epidemiological roots and from management science, public health has widel...

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