Monthly Archives: August 2018

Missed opportunities to reduce violence against women and girls: how the Ghanaian media is falling short

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The media is a key stakeholder in helping preventing violence against women and girls (VAWG) through responsible and informative reporting of the issues and incidents. New research published in BMC Women’s Health explores Ghanaian media coverage on this topic, an important step due to a gap in the literature on low- and middle-income countries where VAWG is endemic.

Developing World Health

Not too much and not too little: the right amount of social network site use may reduce loneliness among mothers of young children


Social networking sites can provide needed support to mothers raising young children, but only in moderation. A new study done in Japan, published today in BMC Women’s Health, examines the association between time spent on social networking sites and loneliness. Here, the the lead author discusses the context and findings.

Health Technology

EULAR 2018: highlights from the annual conference


BMC Rheumatology attended the 2018 Annual European Congress of Rheumatology organized by the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), which took place between June 13-16 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The annual congress is a large international meeting covering all aspects of research into rheumatic and musculoskeletal disorders, and EULAR2018 was no exception attracting over 14000 delegates from 130 countries. Here we look back at some of the highlights.

Health Medicine

An interview with BMC Chemical Engineering Section Editor, Dr. Gongping Liu

Recently, BMC has launched a new research journal dedicated to the field of chemical engineering, BMC Chemical Engineering. The journal’s Editorial Board has more than twenty experts from North America, Australia, Europe, and Asia in basic and applied research. We are pleased to have BMC Chemical Engineering’s Section Editor, Dr. Gongping Liu, to talk with us about this journal as well as his vision for it.

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