Monthly Archives: August 2019
What are the characteristics of patients with Lyme disease in England and Wales? In this blog post, the author of a new study recently published in BMC Public Health describes the sociodemographics of the population affected by Lyme disease and how patients with Lyme disease are managed within hospitals and the NHS.
Evidence suggests that the media can influence suicide contagion through sensational and irresponsible reporting. Thus, a published study in BMC Public Health examined how the Canadian media covered the controversial Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. In this blog post, the authors discuss their findings in the context of wider research about media and suicide contagion, highlighting why Netflix’s decision to delete the graphic suicide scene was the right move.
How do women who have experienced domestic violence and abuse move on from the trauma? What is the difference between being a victim and a survivor and what does it mean to progress from either of these to thriving? In this blog post, the authors of a new study in BMC Women’s Health provide women’s perspectives on the ‘thrivership’ model and put them in the context of how the public health system can better support these women.
A study recently published in BMC Veterinary Research, which surveyed 48 countries around the world, has highlighted the crucial need to secure funding and international support for implementing long-term veterinary control programs against paratuberculosis. I asked Emeritus Professor Richard Whittington, who led and formed the network of international experts, more about the disease, how the survey was carried out and the implications of the survey findings.