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Martin, Susan P. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow. Background: Improving the sexual health of young people is a key policy focus in Scotland. As the influence of the internet has grown within a rapidly changing health information landscape, so have opportunities for both sexual health promotion, and concerns about the challenges faced by young people in navigating this online environment.
Public health is the science and art of preventing diseases, promoting health, and the welfare of the society. The subject aims to improve the quality of life, in the sphere of physical health or mental health. The public health researchers strive to make a healthier world with the new theories and studies they have worked on. The course prepares the scholars to conduct an in-depth study of the health hazards and building up a safer workplace for the people in a society, with healthier food, living style, and sanitization.
Low health literacy has been associated with poor prenatal care utilization and a higher likelihood of poorer glycemic control. Poor glycemic control can lead to poor birth outcomes for both the mother and infant. Health literacy levels of pregnant women with diabetes can influence these outcomes and need to be known early in the pregnancy. Interventions can influence tighter glycemic control and lessen the impact of diabetes for the mother and infant. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to explore the associations among health literacy levels and health outcomes in pregnant women with pregestational and gestational diabetes.