International Archives of Public Health and Community Medicine is an open access, peer-reviewed journal with an aim of providing the most trusted scientifically authentic information to support the latest logical scientific initiatives and advancements in medical and clinical sciences which focuses on population groups and communities as opposed to individual patients. The journals main focus is promoting flawless, unbiased research information and data, by preserving utmost transparency in accordance with international publishing standards.

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Title: International Archives of Public Health and Community Medicine

NLM title abbreviation: Int Arch Public Health Community Med

ISO abbreviation: Int Arch Public Health Community Med

Other titles: IAPHCM

Category: Public Health/Medicine

DOI: 10.23937/IAPHCM-2017

Peer review: Double blind

Review speed: 3 weeks

Fast-track review: 10 days

Publication format (s): Electronic and print

Publication policy: Open Access; COPE guide

Publication type(s): Periodicals

Publisher: ClinMed International Library

Country of publication: USA

Language: English

Contact email: contact@clinmedjournals.org

 
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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaphcm-2017/1710012

Maternal Obesity and Risk for Birth Defects in an Urban and Rural in the Northern State - Sudan

Mohana Faroug Attia

Article Type: Orginal Research | First Published: October 27, 2018

In Sudan, obesity is increasing at an alarming rate especially in urban areas, becoming a social and medical concern. In pregnancy, overweight is associated with high risk of maternal death and many significant complications. Varied research and papers have also reported an increased risk of abnormality in offspring of obese and overweight pregnant woman. At the same time, carrying out an ultrasound examination on obese pregnant woman is a diffic...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/IAPHCM-2017/1710011

Health Benefits of Physical Exercise as a Lifestyle Habit in Asian Men and Women

Victor HH Goh

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 29, 2018

Total body composition and bone scans were analyzed using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). Exercise intensity scores were computed using the Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET). Handgrip strength was measured using a dynamometer. Various hormones and metabolic parameters were measured and cognition function tests and data regarding general health and sexual functions were collected....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaphcm-2017/1710010

A Test (Test_a)° for the Assessment of Headache

Alessandra De Rose and Roberto Verna

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 22, 2018

This report contains the main results of a quantitative research aimed at testing, through the administration of multiple-level questionnaires- patients (n = 2500) and physicians (n = 100), a simple tool for detecting the individual perception of recurrence and the severity of the symptom of headaches and how it is dealt with in terms of drug use and the use of appropriate reference health structures (general practitioner and headache centers). T...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaphcm-2017/1710009

Contextual Perspectives on Heroin Addiction and Recovery: Classic and Contemporary Theories

Sarah Callahan and Leonard A Jason

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: August 25, 2018

Drug use and recovery have received considerable attention from social scientists over the past few decades. Earlier theoretical explanations of drug abuse evaluated constructionist paradigms of stratification, labeling, and Marxist theories. However, many studies involving heroin use continue to focus on person-centered risk factors surrounding use and, to a lesser extent, recovery processes....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaphcm-2017/1710008

Impact of Adherence to a Full Course of Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy on Pregnancy Outcome in Muyuka Health District: A Cross-Sectional Study

Aldof Tah Yoah, Jerome Fru-Cho, Emmanuel Kah, Ernest Njukang, Franklin Sevidzem Wirsiy, Christian Tetteh Duamor and Theresa Nkuo-Akenji

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 19, 2018

Malaria is an acute febrile disease caused by infection of the red blood cells with intracellular protozoan parasites of the genus Plasmodium. The parasites are inoculated into the human host by feeding female Anopheles mosquitoes. Malaria infection during pregnancy presents significant risks for the pregnant woman, the developing foetus and the newborn infant....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaphcm-2017/1710007

A Preliminary Study on the Effects of Parental Accommodations on Frequency of Sickness in Children

Lauren Harrison and Mary B Short

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 18, 2018

Common childhood sicknesses, such as infections, colds, stomachaches, and headaches are inevitable for all children. The influence parents have on their sick children has been well studied in chronic illness populations; however, few studies have examined these associations among general sickness conditions in children. This study examined how parental accommodations and other parental variables affected frequency of sickness and functioning during sickness in children. ...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaphcm-2017/1710006

Survey of Curriculum and Training Opportunities for Higher Old Age Psychiatry Speciality Trainees in the UK

Victor M Aziz, Natalie Hill and Danika Rafferty

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 07, 2018

Psychiatric training consists of core psychiatry training for three years during which trainees has to pass the College membership examination MRCPsych before they enter the Old Age Psychiatry specialty training for further 3 years. The curriculum for specialist training in Old Age Psychiatry is being reviewed by the Old Age Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaphcm-2017/1710005

Impact of the Pesticides in the Environment and Public Health: The Case of Yucatan, Mexico

Angel G Polanco Rodriguez

Article Type: Short Communication | First Published: February 24, 2018

Actually, it is important the water conservation to prevent high impact on the public health, as well as the application of the environmental regulations, especially when there is a high fragility for water pollution in the ecosystem, particularly in developing countries. Throughout the world, there are rules and regulations that indicate the Maximum Permitted Limits of organochlorine pesticides (OCP) residues in water, which must be monitored so that the water quality does not exceed these limi...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaphcm-2017/1710004

Provider Recommendations for the HPV Vaccine: A Qualitative Study of Parent-Provider Interactions

Meers JM, Short MB, Zimet GD, Rosenthal SL and Auslander BA

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 30, 2017

HPV vaccination is recommended for all adolescents aged 11 and 12; however, parental hesitancy about HPV vaccination contributes to lower than anticipated rates of uptake. Recommendations from healthcare providers are associated with increased parental vaccine intentions and uptake, but many providers fail to deliver strong recommendations. We sought to describe provider-parent communications about HPV vaccination in a sample of vaccine-hesitant parents....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaphcm-2017/1710003

Demographic Study on Hepatitis A Infections among Outpatients of Selected Hospitals within Kaduna Metropolis, Nigeria

Timothy Waje, Anthony John Dadah, Muhammad Yusha'u and Chanu Iliyasu

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 16, 2017

Hepatitis A infection formerly called infectious hepatitis is caused by the Hepatitis A Virus. The infection is transmitted primarily via the fecal-oral route through contaminated foods or drinks. The Virus poses a significant threat to public health because of its ability to cause fulminant hepatitis which still remains a point of concern....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/IAPHCM-2017/1710002

Neck Pain and Low Back Pain in Medical Students: A Cross-Sectional Study

Jerry Y Du, Alexander Aichmair, Joshua E Schroeder, Paul D Kiely, Joseph T Nguyen and Darren R Lebl

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 18, 2017

Neck Pain (NP) and Low Back Pain (LBP) are among the top four major causes of disability. There is a paucity of data regarding the prevalence and Quality of Life (QOL) issues associated with NP and LBP in American medical students. The aim of the present study was to characterize NP and LBP in American medical students....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaphcm-2017/1710001

Comparative Analysis of Harms Associated with Conservative Management and Immediate Treatment among Low Risk Localized Prostate Cancer Patients: A Population Based Study

Palak K Patel, Matthew Perri and Randall L Tackett

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 29, 2017

Using the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results Medicare-linked database, a total of 6,868 patients aged ≥ 66 years diagnosed with low risk localized prostate cancer in the year 2004 and 2005 were identified. Patients who received either immediate or delayed treatment (> 6 months after diagnosis) were followed for 5-years to determine toxicities and survival. ...

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