A paper published today in Infectious Diseases of Poverty highlights for the first time the burden of mental health suffered by patients afflicted by one of the world’s most disabling and stigmatising infections.
This week, the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity published a new supplement about the science behind childhood obesity. Here, Dr Deanna M. Hoelscher reveals more about this research and the future of work in this field.
Today, World Hepatitis Day, is a time for celebrating all forms of progress in combating this group of diseases. It’s also an opportunity to ask what more needs to be done. Our new journal Hepatology, Medicine and Policy (HMAP) aims to spur a global dialogue around this question, and here Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey V. Lazarus tells us why the journal fills an important gap in hepatology research.
A debate article by Professor David Haslam was published in Journal of Compassionate Health Care on 13 July 2015. The article puts forward a passionate viewpoint about the importance of being kind in healthcare. Here, Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Sue Shea, tells us more.
BioMed Central recently launched the new journal, Safety in Health. To celebrate, we asked two of the Section Editors more about their expectations of the journal, and the global trends and issues in this field of research.
Following the publication earlier this year of a commentary by Susan Nancarrow, Associate Editor for Human Resources for Health James Buchan discusses some key issues related to health workforce flexibility.
You can’t escape social media. It’s everywhere, and we’re only just beginning to understand how it might be affecting us. An article, published this month in Journal of Eating Disorders, looked at the effect that viewing ‘thin ideal’ images on Facebook can have on body image dissatisfaction.
To celebrate World Population Day on July 11, we’ve got a challenging quiz for you. To raise awareness of the diversity of health and life conditions around the world we’ve put together ten thought-provoking questions based on our most interesting research. Give it a go – it’ll make you see the world in a different light.
Right now, there’s a lot of interest, hope, concern and trepidation about brain science. In this guest blog, Prof. James Giordano, co-Editor-in-Chief of Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine, calls for the field and practices of neuroethics to address and steer neuroscientific research and its applications.
Rabies is a significant but neglected disease predominantly transmitted through dog bites. Research published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty looks at the socio-cultural beliefs and how a rabies epidemic could be prevented. Co-author Maria tells us more about their findings.