Tabassum Rahman

Tabassum Rahman
Hunter Medical Research Institute | HMRI · Department of Public Health

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Background Most women who give up smoking during pregnancy relapse to smoking postnatally. Evidence on strategies that are helpful in maintaining smoking cessation during and beyond pregnancy is limited. Aim This paper aims to explore Aboriginal women’s experiences of quitting smoking, relapsing, and preventing relapse, focusing on the strategies...
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Forced displacement is a major driver of mental disorders among refugees worldwide. Poor mental health of adult refugees, particularly mothers, is also considered a risk factor for the psychological well-being and development of their children. In this study, we experimentally examine the extent to which a multifaceted psychosocial program improves...
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Smoke-free pregnancies have long-term health benefits for mothers and babies. This paper quantitatively examines factors associated with smoke-free pregnancies among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women (hereafter Aboriginal women) and qualitatively explores their smoking cessation (SC) experiences during pregnancy. An Aboriginal-led online...
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Background: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders women (hereafter Aboriginal) and their babies experience poor health outcomes for which smoking is a major risk factor. This paper explores Aboriginal women's perspectives on and experiences of smoking cessation, within and outside of pregnancy, and their use of smoking cessation services using th...
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Background This study examines the association between food insecurity and mental health of women during the COVID-19 pandemic in a resource poor setting.Materials and methodsData were collected at two time-points (wave 1 and 2) from 2402 women, one per household, participating in a larger study during extended COVID-19 lockdown in the rural areas...
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COVID-19 has threatened food security of the poor due to the lockdown of markets amidst poor institutions and lack of social safety nets in the developing world. To provide rapid evidence on the determinants and dynamics of food insecurity and to understand the coping strategies adopted by rural households during the pandemic, we carried out a tele...
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Background: With a high prevalence of smoking during pregnancy and limited Indigenous-specific evidence for treatment, we used socioecological mapping to identify multi-level barriers and enablers to smoking cessation related to Indigenous Australian pregnant and postpartum women. Methods: Nine electronic databases were searched. Original studie...
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Effective health information campaigns play an important role in raising public awareness and encouraging preventive and health-promoting behavior. We study the extent to which awareness campaigns promoting simple COVID-19 precautionary measures foster health-preserving behavior among people in rural communities. Two weeks after the lockdowns in Ma...
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Protecting the vulnerable from starvation and malnutrition during the pandemic is a new challenge that faces many developing countries. This policy brief reports evidence from rural households in Bangladesh showing an increasing number of households experiencing food insecurity—lack of access to sufficient and nutritious food to meet their dietary...
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COVID-19 has threatened food security of the poor due to the lockdown of markets amidst poor institutions and lack of social safety nets in the developing world. To provide rapid evidence on the determinants and dynamics of food insecurity and to understand the coping strategies adopted by rural households during the pandemic, we carried out a tele...
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The ways in which women's engagement in paid work shapes their experiences of violence in the home and workplace is widely debated, particularly in Bangladesh, but rarely considered together. We undertook 23 in-depth interviews with female garment workers living in slums in Bangladesh, and nine interviews with key informants (factory managers and s...

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That Cholesterol be lowered in VCLDL, LDL and HDL lipoproteins with food and nutrition. That in order to lower LDL proteins, do not increase HDL lipoproteins but instead eat eggs. That the proteins, VCLDL found within the arteries be lowered, due to hypertension.