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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509570/learners-perspectives-on-the-provision-of-condoms-in-south-african-public-schools
#1
W E de Bruin, S Panday-Soobrayan
A stubborn health challenge for learners in South African public schools concerns sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). In 2015, the Department of Basic Education (DBE) proposed the provision of condoms and SRHR-services to learners in schools. This study aimed to contribute to the finalisation and implementation of DBE's policy by exploring learners' perspectives on the provision of condoms and SRHR-services in schools. Sixteen focus group discussions were conducted with learners (n = 116) from 33 public schools, to assess their attitudes, social influences, and needs and desires regarding condom provision and SRHR-services in schools...
May 16, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497720/neuroscience-and-ethics
#2
S Matthew Liao
A number of people believe that results from neuroscience have the potential to settle seemingly intractable debates concerning the nature, practice, and reliability of moral judgments. In particular, Joshua Greene has argued that evidence from neuroscience can be used to advance the long-standing debate between consequentialism and deontology. This paper first argues that charitably interpreted, Greene's neuroscientific evidence can contribute to substantive ethical discussions by being part of an epistemic debunking argument...
March 2017: Experimental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493466/-it-s-fast-it-s-quick-it-stops-me-being-sick-how-to-influence-preparation-of-opioid-tablets-for-injection
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Lise Lafferty, Carla Treloar, Nick van Breda, Maureen Steele, Sarah Hiley, Ian Flaherty, Allison Salmon
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Injection of pharmaceutical opioids (PO) among people who inject drugs has increased in many countries. The common method for preparing PO tablets for injection uses heat, resulting in greater particulate matter and therefore increased risk of local infection risk and damage to veins and organs. A cold preparation process has fewer risks, but this preparation method is not commonly used. This study seeks to explore how people who inject PO learn to prepare injections and how health promotion efforts could influence practice...
May 10, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461959/the-role-of-biomarkers-in-the-diagnosis-of-periprosthetic-joint-infection
#4
AliSina Shahi, Javad Parvizi
The role of serum erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP) as the first line for evaluating a patient with periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) has been debunked.We are living in the era of biomarkers for the diagnosis of PJI, and to that effect, several biomarkers have been introduced such as synovial fluid alpha defensin and leukocyte esterase.The synovial fluid leukocyte esterase test has a low cost, is accessible, and has provided promising results for diagnosing PJI.There is an urgent need for an accurate and reliable serum biomarker for diagnosing patients with PJI...
July 2016: EFORT Open Rev
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435474/the-vision-of-industrie-4-0-in-the-making-a-case-of-future-told-tamed-and-traded
#5
Sabine Pfeiffer
Since industrial trade fair Hannover Messe 2011, the term "Industrie 4.0" has ignited a vision of a new Industrial Revolution and has been inspiring a lively, ongoing debate among the German public about the future of work, and hence society, ever since. The discourse around this vision of the future eventually spread to other countries, with public awareness reaching a temporary peak in 2016 when the World Economic Forum's meeting in Davos was held with the motto "Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution...
2017: Nanoethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396647/evidence-based-higher-education-is-the-learning-styles-myth-important
#6
Philip M Newton, Mahallad Miah
The basic idea behind the use of 'Learning Styles' is that learners can be categorized into one or more 'styles' (e.g., Visual, Auditory, Converger) and that teaching students according to their style will result in improved learning. This idea has been repeatedly tested and there is currently no evidence to support it. Despite this, belief in the use of Learning Styles appears to be widespread amongst schoolteachers and persists in the research literature. This mismatch between evidence and practice has provoked controversy, and some have labeled Learning Styles a 'myth...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375675/evaluating-the-one-in-five-statistic-women-s-risk-of-sexual-assault-while-in-college
#7
Charlene L Muehlenhard, Zoë D Peterson, Terry P Humphreys, Kristen N Jozkowski
In 2014, U.S. president Barack Obama announced a White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault, noting that "1 in 5 women on college campuses has been sexually assaulted during their time there." Since then, this one-in-five statistic has permeated public discourse. It is frequently reported, but some commentators have criticized it as exaggerated. Here, we address the question, "What percentage of women are sexually assaulted while in college?" After discussing definitions of sexual assault, we systematically review available data, focusing on studies that used large, representative samples of female undergraduates and multiple behaviorally specific questions...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Sex Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368669/costs-trends-and-related-factors-in-treating-lung-cancer-patients-in-67-hospitals-in-guangxi-china
#8
Li-Fang Zhou, Mao-Xin Zhang, Ling-Qian Kong, Gary H Lyman, Ke Wang, Wei Lu, Qi-Ming Feng, Bo Wei, Lue Ping Zhao
Lung cancer is a common disease with high mortality in China. Recent economic advances have led to improved medical capabilities, while costs associated with treating this disease have increased. Such change contributes to a commonly held belief that healthcare costs are out of control. However, few studies have examined this issue. Here, we use 34,678 hospitalization summary reports from 67 Guangxi hospitals (period 2013-2016) to document costs, temporal trends, and associated factors. Findings from this study are surprising in that they debunk the myth of uncontrolled healthcare costs...
May 28, 2017: Cancer Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353031/abortion-for-fetal-defects-two-current-arguments
#9
Susana Nuccetelli
A common utilitarian argument in favor of abortion for fetal defects rests on some controversial assumptions about what counts as a life worth living. Yet critics of abortion for fetal defects are also in need of an argument free from controversial assumptions about the future child's quality of life. Christopher Kaczor (in: Kaczor (ed), The ethics of abortion: women's rights, human life, and the question of justice, Routledge, New York, 2011) has devised an analogy that apparently satisfies this condition...
March 28, 2017: Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350041/debunking-the-myth-of-wool-allergy-reviewing-the-evidence-for-immune-and-non-immune-cutaneous-reactions
#10
Michaela Zallmann, Pete K Smith, Mimi L K Tang, Lynda J Spelman, Jennifer L Cahill, Gabriele Wortmann, Constance H Katelaris, Katrina J Allen, John C Su
Although wool is commonly believed to cause irritant (non-immune) and hypersensitivity (immune) cutaneous reactions, the evidence basis for this belief and its validity for modern garments have not been critically examined. Publications from the last 100 years, using MEDLINE and Google Scholar, were analysed for evidence that wool causes cutaneous reactions, both immune-mediated (atopic dermatitis exacerbation, contact urticaria, allergic contact dermatitis) and non-immune-mediated (irritant contact dermatitis, itch)...
March 28, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317641/debunking-myths-the-utilisation-of-antibiotics-in-primary-care-in-spain
#11
Carles Llor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283235/debunking-dogma-the-arduous-task-of-writing-aats-consensus-guidelines
#12
EDITORIAL
Robert James Cerfolio
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 14, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170084/debunking-occam-s-razor-diagnosing-multiple-genetic-diseases-in-families-by-whole-exome-sequencing
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Tugce B Balci, Taila Hartley, Yanwei Xi, David A Dyment, Chandree L Beaulieu, Francois P Bernier, Lucie Dupuis, Gabriella Horvath, Roberto Mendoza-Londono, Chitra Prasad, Julie Richer, Xiao-Ru Yang, Christine M Armour, Eric Bareke, Bridget A Fernandez, Hugh J McMillan, Ryan Lamont, Jacek Majewski, Jillian Parboosingh, A Narayan Prasad, Tony Rupar, Jeremy Schwartzentruber, Amanda C Smith, Martine Tétreault, A Micheil Innes, Kym M Boycott
Recent clinical whole exome sequencing (WES) cohorts have identified unanticipated multiple genetic diagnoses in single patients. However, the frequency of multiple genetic diagnoses in families is largely unknown. We set out to identify the rate of multiple genetic diagnoses in probands and their families referred for analysis in two national research programs in Canada. We retrospectively analyzed WES results for 802 undiagnosed probands referred over the past five years in either the FORGE or Care4Rare Canada WES sequencing initiatives...
February 7, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160875/understanding-palliative-care-and-hospice-a%C3%A2-review-for-primary-care-providers
#14
REVIEW
Mary K Buss, Laura K Rock, Ellen P McCarthy
Palliative care provides invaluable clinical management and support for patients and their families. For most people, palliative care is not provided by hospice and palliative medicine specialists, but rather by their primary care providers. The recognition of hospice and palliative medicine as its own medical subspecialty in 2006 highlighted the importance of palliative care to the practice of medicine, yet many health care professionals harbor misconceptions about palliative care, which may be a barrier to ensuring that the palliative care needs of their patients are identified and met in a timely fashion...
February 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157568/identity-in-a-medicine-cabinet-discursive-positions-of-andean-migrants-towards-their-use-of-herbal-remedies-in-the-united-kingdom
#15
Melissa Ceuterick, Ina Vandebroek
This study explores different rationales for using herbal remedies among people from Andean descent in the United Kingdom, using positioning theory as a conceptual framework. By analysing processes of positioning in narratives about healthcare choices conducted with 40 Bolivian and Peruvian migrants in London (between 2005 and 2009), we examine in which ways talking about personal preferences for herbal medicine can be constitutive of one's health identity. The results reveal three distinct discursive repertoires that frame the use of herbal remedies either as a tradition, a health-conscious consumer choice, or as a coping strategy, each allowing specific health identity outcomes...
January 19, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154047/predicting-armed-conflict-time-to-adjust-our-expectations
#16
REVIEW
Lars-Erik Cederman, Nils B Weidmann
This Essay provides an introduction to the general challenges of predicting political violence, particularly compared with predicting other types of events (such as earthquakes). What is possible? What is less realistic? We aim to debunk myths about predicting violence, as well as to illustrate the substantial progress in this field.
February 3, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151937/conspiracy-beliefs-and-knowledge-about-hiv-origins-among-adolescents-in-soweto-south-africa
#17
Robert Hogg, Busisiwe Nkala, Janan Dietrich, Alexandra Collins, Kalysha Closson, Zishan Cui, Steve Kanters, Jason Chia, Bernard Barhafuma, Alexis Palmer, Angela Kaida, Glenda Gray, Cari Miller
PURPOSE: We examined adolescents' knowledge regarding the origin of HIV/AIDS and correlates of beliefs surrounding conspiracy theories in Soweto, South Africa. Now, a decade post-AIDS denialism, South Africa has the largest antiretroviral therapy roll-out worldwide. However, conspiracy theories stemming from past AIDS denialism may impact HIV prevention and treatment efforts. METHODS: Study participants were recruited through the Kganya Motsha Adolescent Health Centre and the Perinatal HIV Research Unit's Botsha Bophelo Adolescent Health Study (BBAHS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113642/global-sensitivity-estimates-for-neural-network-classifiers
#18
Francisco Fernandez-Navarro, Mariano Carbonero-Ruz, David Becerra Alonso, Mercedes Torres-Jimenez
Artificial neural networks (ANNs) have traditionally been seen as black-box models, because, although they are able to find ``hidden'' relations between inputs and outputs with a high approximation capacity, their structure seldom provides any insights on the structure of the functions being approximated. Several research papers have tried to debunk the black-box nature of ANNs, since it limits the potential use of ANNs in many research areas. This paper is framed in this context and proposes a methodology to determine the individual and collective effects of the input variables on the outputs for classification problems based on the ANOVA-functional decomposition...
August 19, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073329/the-other-side-of-magic
#19
Vebjørn Ekroll, Bilge Sayim, Johan Wagemans
When magicians perform spectacles that seem to defy the laws of nature, they do so by manipulating psychological reality. Hence, the principles underlying the art of conjuring are potentially of interest to psychological science. Here, we argue that perceptual and cognitive principles governing how humans experience hidden things and reason about them play a central role in many magic tricks. Different from tricks based on many other forms of misdirection, which require considerable skill on the part of the magician, many elements of these tricks are essentially self-working because they rely on automatic perceptual and cognitive processes...
January 2017: Perspectives on Psychological Science: a Journal of the Association for Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041921/rising-trend-of-diabetes-mellitus-amongst-the-undernourished-state-of-the-art-review
#20
REVIEW
Nimmy K Francis, Harpreet S Pawar, Anirban Mitra, Analava Mitra
Diabetes mellitus is prevailing in the malnourished populations congruently in well-nourished ones with an escalating trend in the former group regardless of the absence of obesity as an etiologic determining factor as per the studies in underprivileged sectors of the population. Chronic undernutrition across a lifetime may be an imperative stimulator of diabetes in an individual either by progressively reducing beta cell function alongside islet cell volume and increasing the individual predisposition to other genetic or environmental diabetogenic influences with modifying influence on the course of clinical syndrome...
December 23, 2016: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
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