Public Health Fun! Online and offline games for children and children at heart!

  If you are active on social media, you most have most likely seen some pictures portraying the (allegedly) best job in the world as a professional panda hugger! I might not hug pandas for a living (although I do regularly hug the IJPH cat) but my job involves playing online (public health-related) games! Care […]

Tobacco control: from public to private! New guest blog post!

picture credit We are happy to introduce the newest addition to our guest blog posts series by Chris Patterson & Heide Weishaar. Read on, share and comment! *   Following the Royal Assent of the Smoking Prohibition (Children in Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Bill in the Scottish Parliament last week, Scots smoking in cars carrying children […]

IJPH first issue of 2016 is out now!

Happy New Year everyone! Our Editors and all of us at the Editorial Office wish you much health and happiness for 2016! We are back and we come bearing gifts! Our first issue of 2016 is out now and you can read the table of contents here! Let us know what you think and what […]

Free papers for Human Rights Day!

Today, December 10th, is the international Human Rights Day! This year, the day is focused on the 50th Anniversary of 2 Convnets, that were adopted in 1966: a) The International Convent on Ecomonical, Social and Cultural Rigths and b) The International Convent on Civil and Political Rights. For this special day, the International Journal of […]

Europe’s health: what’s getting better, what’s getting worse and the role of well-being

picture credit Have you seen the report on European Health 2015 that was just published by the WHO? First the good news: it seems there has been some progress and some inequalities in health (such as infant mortality) have decreased: they are, however, still high in absolute terms. Smoking and alcohol consumption have also decreased; […]

World AIDS Day: a day to rethink HIV

Today is December 1st, a day that has been known as World AIDS Day since 1988! This year’s ‘Think Positive: Rethink HIV’campaign is challenging people to rethink outdated stereotypes, challenge myths and be positive about HIV. Moreover, the World Health Organisation announced that they aim to end AIDS by 2030. Following our tradition from previous years, […]

Our new issue is out! Smoking, inequalities in health, breast cancer screening and more!

We are happy to announce the arrival of the last IJPH issue of 2015 (by the way: where did this year go?!) In this issue we have two Editorials. One of those led to a debate regarding bibliometry and was followed by a letter to the Editor. We also published 3 original articles on smoking (in […]

On this month: World Diabetes Day

  This time it was easy to choose which post to feature in our “On this month” series: as this coming Saturday (November 14th) is World Diabetes Day, we thought we’d go back to our relevant post from 2012, where we had featured seven diabetes-related papers.  What can we learn from this 3 year old post […]

Tuesday’s List: Five courses on Public Health and Refugee Healthcare

 *picture credit   With the refugee crisis becoming more and more dramatic and coming from a country that currently receives 7,000 refugees per day I can’t help but thinking what more can we do and especially what more public health can do. This is, obviously, not a concern of me alone: we recently published an editorial […]

Equity in maternal health care utilization in developing countries: a systematic review

  picture credit A few weeks ago, we announced the winner of our call for reviews on Global Health. Since we had a lot of very good submissions, we thought it’d be fair to feature some more of them, starting with the runner up! Zafer Çalışkan, Dilek Kılıç, Selcen Öztürk and Emre Atılgan from  Hacettepe […]

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