Monthly Archives: February 2018
2017 was another successful year at our journal, with papers published covering a range of pregnancy topics from vaccines and weight management during pregnancy to choice of birth place and attendant, as well as important collections and supplements. Here is a selection of papers worth revisiting from BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth.1
An article published today in BMC Public Health looks at the impact of adjustments to diet at specific moments of food consumption, to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve diet quality. The authors of the study have looked specifically at the Netherlands, where almost half of the GHG emissions of food consumption can be attributed to meat and dairy consumption. We take a closer look at this novel work below.
New research published in BMC Public Health finds that raising cigarette taxes to combat smoking may inadvertently increase the use of alternative tobacco products among adolescents. In this blog, lead author of the research, Summer Sherburne Hawkins, discusses this new study involving 499,381 adolescents from 36 US states and explains why policy makers need to be looking beyond cigarettes.
Early in 2017, BMC Research Notes was re-structured with a focus on single observations published as short research notes. In September of last year we launched data notes, our second note article type focusing purely on data. The next step in BMC Research Notes’ new direction is to find a new home for medical case reports in the BMC series.
Species recognition, that is an animals ability to recognize a member of its own species, is essential for reproduction. The role of facial cues has been investigated for a number of non-human primates but not lemurs, until now. Here Dr Rakotonirina describes research published in BMC Evolutionary Biology that herself and her colleagues conducted on the role of facial cues for species recognition in the red-fronted lemur.