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HSC Medicine, Dentistry and Healthcare Sciences Current Awareness Bulletins: Public Health

Public Health current awareness bulletin

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July 2024

Bird flu outbreak in dairy cows is widespread, raising public health concerns 10.1001/jama.2024.8886

Bridging the gap between research evidence and its implementation in public health practice: case studies of embedded research model 10.1186/s12889-024-18727-z

Cancer incidence and survival statistics for Northern Ireland: 1993-2021 (new NI Cancer Registry statistics – published 21/05/2024)

Contribution of vaccination to improved survival and health: modelling 50 years of the Expanded Programme on Immunization 10.1016/S0140-6736(24)00850-X

Effect of the HPV vaccination programme on incidence of cervical cancer and grade 3 cervical intraepithelial neoplasia by socioeconomic deprivation in England 10.1136/bmj-2023-077341

Ensuring progress on sustainable access to effective antibiotics at the 2024 UN General Assembly: a target-based approach 10.1016/S0140-6736(24)01019-5

“Excited delirium”: can the world lose this controversial term, which is accused of covering up deaths in police custody? 10.1136/bmj.q1047

Expanding antibiotic, vaccine, and diagnostics development and access to tackle antimicrobial resistance 10.1016/S0140-6736(24)00878-X

Hearing protection field attenuation estimation systems and associated training for reducing workers’ exposure to noise (new Cochrane intervention review) 10.1002/14651858.CD015066.pub2

Interventions to prevent obesity in children aged 5 to 11 years old (new Cochrane intervention review) 10.1002/14651858.CD015328.pub2

Interventions to prevent obesity in children aged 12 to 18 years old (new Cochrane intervention review) 10.1002/14651858.CD015330.pub2/

Intimate partner violence as a risk factor for venous thromboembolism in women on combined oral contraceptives: an international matched case-control study 10.1016/j.ejim.2023.12.016

Public and dental teams' views about weight management interventions in dental health settings: systematic review and meta-analysis 10.1111/obr.13726

Rates and causes of death after release from incarceration among 1 471 526 people in eight high-income and middle-income countries: an individual participant data meta-analysis 10.1016/S0140-6736(24)00344-1

The scope of the antimicrobial resistance challenge 10.1016/S0140-6736(24)00876-6

Text vs patient portal messaging to improve influenza vaccination coverage: a health system–wide randomized clinical trial 10.1001/jamainternmed.2024.0001

Ultra-processed food and non-communicable diseases in the United Kingdom: a narrative review and thematic synthesis of literature 10.1111/obr.13682

Undernutrition as a risk factor for tuberculosis disease (new Cochrane prognosis review) 10.1002/14651858.CD015890.pub2


BMC Public Health (May); BMJ, The (15th May); Cochrane Library (May-Jun); European Journal of Internal Medicine (Apr); JAMA (May); JAMA Internal Medicine (May); Lancet, The (May-Jun); NI Cancer Registry website (May); Obesity Reviews (Apr-Jun)

May 2024

Association between gut microbiota development and allergy in infants born during pandemic-related social distancing restrictions 10.1111/all.16069

Child and adolescent immunisation in the UK: current issues 10.1016/j.paed.2023.12.001

The effect of immigration policy reform on mental health in people from minoritised ethnic groups in England 10.1016/S2215-0366(23)00412-1

An empowerment model for managing menopause 10.1016/S0140-6736(23)02799-X

The global issue of female genital mutilation 10.1016/j.jpeds.2024.113906

The hidden toll of the pandemic on nonrespiratory patients 10.1016/j.healthpol.2024.105035

Household vaping bans and youth e-cigarette use 10.1111/add.16335

How much do Europeans know about the link between alcohol use and cancer? 10.1186/s13104-024-06707-w

Health in Ireland: key trends 2023 (Health Research Board report)

Human stem cell-based embryo models – UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) research briefing, 29th February 2024

Impacts of active travel interventions on travel behaviour and health: Results from a five-year longitudinal travel survey in Outer London 10.1016/j.jth.2024.101771

The individual-level effects of social media campaigns related to healthy eating, physical activity, and healthy weight: a narrative review 10.1002/osp4.731

Managing menopause after cancer 10.1016/S0140-6736(23)02802-7

Optimising health after early menopause 10.1016/S0140-6736(23)02800-3

Minimum unit pricing for alcohol saves lives, so why is it not implemented more widely? 10.1136/bmj-2023-077550

Prevalence of energy drink consumption world-wide 10.1111/add.16390

Prioritising early childhood to promote the nation’s health, wellbeing and prosperity (report – The Academy of Medical Sciences)

Promoting good mental health over the menopause transition 10.1016/S0140-6736(23)02801-5

Shaping urban environments to improve respiratory health: recommendations for research, planning, and policy 10.1016/S2213-2600(23)00329-6

Social determinants of health framework to identify and reduce barriers to imaging in marginalized communities 10.1148/radiol.223097

A spatial examination of alcohol availability and the level of disadvantage of schools in Ireland 10.1186/s12889-024-18261-y

What is health equity and why do children need it now more than ever? 10.1016/j.paed.2023.12.002


Academy of Medical Science website (Feb); Addiction (Jan-Mar); Allergy (Feb); BMC Public Health (Mar); BMC Research Notes (Feb); BMJ (Mar); Health Policy (May); Health Research Board National Drugs Library website (Feb); Journal of Pediatrics (Mar); Journal of Transport and Health (Mar); Lancet, The (9th-15th Mar); Lancet Psychiatry, The (Mar); Lancet Respiratory Medicine, The (Mar);  Obesity Science and Practice (Jan); Paediatrics and Child Health (Mar); Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) website (Feb); Radiology (Feb)

March 2024

Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in a university classroom based on real human close contact behaviors DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2024.170346

Anxiety and depression symptoms after the Dobbs abortion decision DOI: 10.1001/jama.2023.25599

Association of food insecurity with multiple forms of interpersonal and self-directed violence DOI: 10.1177/15248380231165689

Behavioural interventions to reduce vaccine hesitancy driven by misinformation on social media DOI: 10.1136/bmj-2023-076542

Climate change perception and mental health results DOI: 10.3390/ejihpe14010014

Cognitive dysfunction after COVID-19 DOI: 10.1136/bmj-2023-075387

Education, incentive, and engineeringā€based interventions to promote the use of seat belts DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011218.pub2

The effect of the urban exposome on COVID-19 health outcomes DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2023.117351

Emerging enterovirus A71 subgenogroup B5 causing severe hand, foot, and mouth disease, Vietnam, 2023 DOI: 10.3201/eid3002.231024

Episodic disability questionnaire (EDQ) measurement properties among adults living with HIV in Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, and United States DOI: 10.1186/s12879-023-08958-7

Evaluation of the effectiveness of cytisine for the treatment of smoking cessation DOI: 10.1111/add.16399

Exposure of U.S. adults to microplastics from commonly-consumed proteins DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2023.123233

The financialization of health in the United States DOI: 10.1056/NEJMms2308188

First global report about the prevalence of multi-drug resistant Haemophilus influenzae DOI: 10.1186/s12879-023-08930-5

Measles outbreaks: Investing in patient relationships through GP continuity will be key to boosting MMR confidence DOI: 10.1136/bmj.q221

Oral killed cholera vaccines for preventing cholera DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD014573

Outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 and seasonal viruses among children hospitalized in Brazil DOI: 10.1542/peds.2023-064326

Rapid single-particle chemical imaging of nanoplastics by SRS microscopy DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2300582121

Red blood cell capacity of modern menstrual products: considerations for assessing heavy menstrual bleeding DOI: 10.1136/bmjsrh-2023-201895

The short-term effect of ambient particulate matter on suicide death DOI: 10.1186/s12940-023-01042-2

Success from the South: the rotavirus vaccine story and its lessons DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(23)02520-5

Using social media to build confidence in vaccines: lessons from community engagement and social science research in Africa DOI: 10.1136/bmj-2023-075564

Why learning how to swallow pills is good for patients, parents, and the planet DOI: 10.1136/bmj-2023-076257

Sources used: Addiction (Dec); BMC Infectious Diseases (Jan); BMJ (9th & 16th Jan, 1st Feb); BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health (Jan); Cochrane Library (Jan); Emerging Infectious Diseases (Feb); Environmental Health (Jan); Environmental Pollution (Feb); Environmental Research (Jan); European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education (Jan); JAMA (23rd/30th Jan); Lancet, The (6th-12th Jan); NEJM (11th Jan); Pediatrics (Jan); PNAS (Jan); Science of the Total Environment (Jan); Trauma, Violence and Abuse (Jan)