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Impact of the revised European Tobacco Product Directive on the quality of e-cigarette refill liquids in Belgium

caffeine and taurine, and the flavours diacetyl and acetylpropionyl. Results Although not all manufacturers managed to produce and label their products accurately, nicotine labelling discrepancies have ...

Benchmarking as a Public Health Strategy for Creating Healthy Food Environments: An Evaluation of the INFORMAS Initiative (2012-2020).

aspect benchmarked. INFORMAS has resulted in the development and widespread application of standardized methods for assessing the characteristics of food environments. The activities of INFORMAS have ...

Food insecurity and its association with changes in nutritional habits among adults during the COVID-19 confinement measures in Belgium.

household income. SETTING: Belgium. PARTICIPANTS: 8640 adults recruited by convenience sampling. RESULTS: About 10.4% of Belgians often or sometimes feared food shortages, 5.0% were often or sometimes short of food ...

Diagnosis, prevention and control of urinary tract infections: a survey of routine practices in Belgian nursing homes

and procedures for UTI surveillance, diagnosis, and urinary catheter and incontinence care. Results: UTI s were the second most common infections in the 87 participating NH s (prevalence: 1.0%). ...

Fluoroquinolone resistance in Escherichia coli isolates after exposure to non-fluoroquinolone antibiotics: a retrospective case–control study

data collected retrospectively in a case–control study linking microbiological test results (isolated bacteria and their susceptibility) of urine samples routinely collected from primary, secondary and ...

Influence of reduced levels or suppression of sodium nitrite on the outgrowth and toxinogenesis of psychrotrophic Clostridium botulinum Group II type B in cooked ham.

total removal of nitrite allowed outgrowth and toxin production during storage of the processed meat product. Results showed that the maximum ingoing amount of nitrite (i.e. 150 mg/kg) that may be added ...

Enantiomeric fraction of hexabromocyclododecanes in foodstuff from the Belgian market

A previous study reported on the occurrence of hexabromocyclododecane diastereoisomers in food items of animal origin collected in Belgium. The present study reports further results on corresponding ...

Food cost and adherence to guidelines for healthy diets: evidence from Belgium.

age and household education level groups. RESULTS: Processed meat contributed most (9.8%-14.4% dependent on age group) to the daily cost of diets. Soft drinks contributed to the daily cost more while ...

Validity of self-reported mammography uptake in the Belgian health interview survey: selection and reporting bias.

agreement and logistic regression. RESULTS: Mammography uptake rates based on self-reported information and reimbursement from the BHIS- BCHI were 75.5% and 69.8%, respectively. In the EPS, it was 64.1%. The ...

Comparing health insurance data and health interview survey data for ascertaining chronic disease prevalence in Belgium.

15 years and older. Linkage was possible for 93% of BHIS-participants, resulting in a study sample of 8474 individuals. For seven CD s disease status was available both through self-reported ...

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