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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793160/water-footprint-characteristic-of-less-developed-water-rich-regions-case-of-yunnan-china
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Yiying Qian, Huijuan Dong, Yong Geng, Shaozhuo Zhong, Xu Tian, Yanhong Yu, Yihui Chen, Dana Avery Moss
Rapid industrialization and urbanization pose pressure on water resources in China. Virtual water trade proves to be an increasingly useful tool in water stress alleviation for water-scarce regions, while bringing opportunities and challenges for less developed water-rich regions. In this study, Yunnan, a typical province in southwest China, was selected as the case study area to explore its potential in socio-economic development in the context of water sustainability. Both input-output analysis and structural decomposition analysis on Yunnan's water footprint for the period of 2002-2012 were performed at not only an aggregated level but also a sectoral level...
March 30, 2018: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793082/atmospheric-impacts-of-a-natural-gas-development-within-the-urban-context-of-morgantown-west-virginia
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Philip J Williams, Matthew Reeder, Natalie J Pekney, David Risk, John Osborne, Michael McCawley
The Marcellus Shale Energy and Environment Laboratory (MSEEL) in West Virginia provides a unique opportunity in the field of unconventional energy research. By studying near-surface atmospheric chemistry over several phases of a hydraulic fracturing event, the project will help evaluate the impact of current practices, as well as new techniques and mitigation technologies. A total of 10 mobile surveys covering a distance of approximately 1500 km were conducted through Morgantown. Our surveying technique involved using a vehicle-mounted Los Gatos Research gas analyzer to provide geo-located measurements of methane (CH4 ) and carbon dioxide (CO2 )...
May 21, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793064/industrial-waste-as-a-source-of-surface-and-groundwater-pollution-for-more-than-half-a-century-in-a-sector-of-the-r%C3%A3-o-de-la-plata-coastal-plain-argentina
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Lucía Santucci, Eleonora Carol, Carolina Tanjal
Environmental liabilities have become one of the most important problems of the last years, especially those of contaminated sites located in urban areas which have been abandoned by pollution intensive industries. Such sites may contain hazardous materials that pose risks to human health and the environment. Industrial waste from the ancient sulfuric acid industry is scattered in a local area at the petrochemical pole in a sector of the Río de la Plata coastal plain. The aim of this work is to define the geochemical processes that determine the alteration of waste in the old sulfuric acid industry (OSAI) area and to study the migration of soluble pollutants to groundwater...
May 14, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792991/codon-adaptation-biases-among-sylvatic-and-urban-genotypes-of-dengue-virus-type-2
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Marielton Dos Passos Cunha, Ayda Susana Ortiz-Baez, Caio César de Melo Freire, Paolo Marinho de Andrade Zanotto
Dengue virus (DENV) emerged from the sylvatic environment and colonized urban settings, being sustained in a human-Aedes-human transmission chain, mainly by the bites of females of the anthropophilic species Aedes aegypti. Herein, we sought evidence for fine-tuning in viral codon usage, possibly due to viral adaptation to human transmission. We compared the codon adaptation of DENV serotype 2 (DENV-2) genotypes from urban and sylvatic habitats and tried to correlate the findings with key evolutionary determinants...
May 21, 2018: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792597/increasing-plant-diversity-with-border-crops-reduces-insecticide-use-and-increases-crop-yield-in-urban-agriculture
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Nian-Feng Wan, You-Ming Cai, Yan-Jun Shen, Xiang-Yun Ji, Xiang-Wen Wu, Xiang-Rong Zheng, Wei Cheng, Jun Li, Yao-Pei Jiang, Xin Chen, Jacob Weiner, Jie-Xian Jiang, Ming Nie, Rui-Ting Ju, Tao Yuan, Jian-Jun Tang, Wei-Dong Tian, Hao Zhang, Bo Li
Urban agriculture is making an increasing contribution to food security in large cities around the world. The potential contribution of biodiversity to ecological intensification in urban agricultural systems has not been investigated. We present monitoring data collected from rice fields in 34 community farms in mega-urban Shanghai, China, from 2001 to 2015, and show that the presence of a border crop of soybeans and neighboring crops (maize, eggplant and Chinese cabbage), both without weed control, increased invertebrate predator abundance, decreased the abundance of pests and dependence on insecticides, and increased grain yield and economic profits...
May 24, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792549/analysis-of-the-effects-of-individual-and-community-level-predictors-on-migrant-children-s-primary-immunization-in-yiwu-city-east-china
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Yu Hu, Yaping Chen, Liang Hui, Ying Wang
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the effects of a wide range of individual- and community-level factors on migrant children's primary immunization. METHODS: Migrant children aged 13-24 months (born from 1 June 2013 to 31 May 2014) were surveyed in Yiwu city, in June 2015. Social-demographic factors and vaccination records were collected. Five factors at community-level including community wealth, distance to the nearest immunization clinic, maternal education, antenatal clinic (ANC) visits, and hospital delivery were constructed...
May 24, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792478/acculturation-in-the-discourse-of-immigrants-and-receiving-community-members-results-from-a-cross-national-qualitative-study
#7
Angela Fedi, Terri Mannarini, Anne Brodsky, Alessia Rochira, Sara Buckingham, Lindsay Emery, Surbhi Godsay, Jill Scheibler, Anna Miglietta, Silvia Gattino
This study explores the bidirectional and interactional process of acculturation from the perspectives of immigrants and receiving community members (RCMs). Our aim was to understand the experiences and interactions of different ethno-cultural groups and their impact on the functioning and dynamics of multicultural communities. We conducted a cross-national, cross-cultural study of acculturation processes, using interviews collected across two countries (Italy: urban regions of Torino and Lecce; U.S.: Baltimore/Washington corridor) and three distinct groups of immigrants-Moroccans and Albanians in Italy and Latin Americans in the United States-and RCMs in Italy and the United States...
May 24, 2018: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792290/the-use-of-mobile-health-applications-to-improve-patient-experience-cross-sectional-study-in-chinese-public-hospitals
#8
Chuntao Lu, Yinhuan Hu, Jinzhu Xie, Qiang Fu, Isabella Leigh, Samuel Governor, Guanping Wang
BACKGROUND: The proliferation of mobile health apps has greatly changed the way society accesses the health care industry. However, despite the widespread use of mobile health apps by patients in China, there has been little research that evaluates the effect of mobile health apps on patient experience during hospital visits. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to examine whether the use of mobile health apps improves patient experience and to find out the difference in patient experience between users and nonusers and the characteristics associated with the users of these apps...
May 23, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792225/correction-to-lifetime-stress-accelerates-epigenetic-aging-in-an-urban-african-american-cohort-relevance-of-glucocorticoid-signaling
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Anthony S Zannas, Janine Arloth, Tania Carrillo-Roa, Stella Iurato, Simone Röh, Kerry J Ressler, Charles B Nemeroff, Alicia K Smith, Bekh Bradley, Christine Heim, Andreas Menke, Jennifer F Lange, Tanja Brückl, Marcus Ising, Naomi R Wray, Angelika Erhardt, Elisabeth B Binder, Divya Mehta
Upon publication of the original article [1] it was highlighted by the authors that a transposition error affected Additional file 1, causing the misplacement of several columns and rendering the table difficult to read. This transposition does not influence any of the results nor analyses presented in the paper and has since been formally noted in this correction article; the corrected file is available here as an Additional File. The publisher apologizes for this error.
May 23, 2018: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792133/impact-of-collaborative-shared-medical-appointments-on-diabetes-outcomes-in-a-family-medicine-clinic
#10
Melody L Hartzler, McKenzie Shenk, Julie Williams, James Schoen, Thomas Dunn, Douglas Anderson
Purpose The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of a collaborative diabetes shared medical appointment on patient outcomes in an urban family medicine practice. Methods Fifty-nine patients were enrolled to participate in multiple shared medical appointments (SMAs) over 12 months. Baseline data included hemoglobin (A1C), lipids, systolic blood pressure (SBP), weight, adherence to American Diabetes Association (ADA) guidelines, and surveys, including the Problem Areas in Diabetes (PAID-2) scale and the Spoken Knowledge in Low Literacy in Diabetes Scale (SKILLD)...
May 1, 2018: Diabetes Educator
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792068/loneliness-life-satisfaction-and-psychological-distress-among-out-of-school-adolescents-in-a-nigerian-urban-city
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Friday E Okwaraji, Kenechukwu I Obiechina, Godwin C Onyebueke, Ogechukwu N Udegbunam, Godfrey S Nnadum
Loneliness is the feeling of distress that arises when an individual perceives his or her social relationships as being less satisfying than what is desired. Life satisfaction is a global assessment of an individual's quality of life based on his chosen criteria. This descriptive cross sectional study assessed loneliness, life satisfaction and psychological distress among 480 out of school adolescents using the UCLA loneliness scale, the Satisfaction with life scale (SWLS) and the General Health questionnaire...
May 23, 2018: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791882/simulation-based-assessment-of-the-impact-of-fertiliser-and-herbicide-application-on-freshwater-ecosystems-at-the-three-gorges-reservoir-in-china
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Björn Scholz-Starke, Li Bo, Andreas Holbach, Stefan Norra, Tilman Floehr, Henner Hollert, Martina Roß-Nickoll, Andreas Schäffer, Richard Ottermanns
Dams have profound impacts on river ecosystems, amongst them inundation of land, altered dynamics of the water body or uprising reservoir backwaters influencing tributary or upstream river sections. Along the outstandingly ecologically important Yangtze River in China, the Three Gorges Reservoir (TGR) is the largest project, covering an area of 1080 km2 . From the beginning, the dam-project came in for criticism on increasing environmental risks due to sub-merging former industrial and urban areas. We simulated dynamics of biotic and abiotic components of the TGR ecosystem (trophic guilds of aquatic organisms, hydrodynamics, nutrients), as well as the behaviour of the herbicidal substance propanil and its metabolites 3,4-Dichloroaniline (DCA) and 3,3',4,4'-tetrachloroazoxybenzene (TCAB)...
May 20, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791767/increased-body-size-along-urbanization-gradients-at-both-community-and-intraspecific-level-in-macro-moths
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Thomas Merckx, Aurélien Kaiser, Hans Van Dyck
Urbanization involves a cocktail of human-induced rapid environmental changes and is forecasted to gain further importance. Urban-heat-island effects result in increased metabolic costs expected to drive shifts towards smaller body sizes. However, urban environments are also characterized by strong habitat fragmentation, often selecting for dispersal phenotypes. Here, we investigate to what extent, and at which spatial scale(s), urbanization drives body size shifts in macro-moths-an insect group characterized by positive size-dispersal links-at both the community and intraspecific level...
May 23, 2018: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791736/program-to-improve-private-early-education-pipe-a-case-study-of-a-systems-approach-for-scaling-quality-early-education-solutions
#14
Vikram Jain, Ahmed Irfan, Gauri Kirtane Vanikar
FSG is a mission-driven nonprofit organization supporting leaders in creating large-scale, lasting social change. A survey conducted by FSG in 2015 across 4407 low-income families in urban India showed that 95% of them send their children to preschools, a majority of choosing affordable private preschools (APSs), as parents perceive the quality of government schools to be poor. Parents use and value rote-based methods (e.g., reciting poems) to assess their children's learning in school; however, these methods fail to measure conceptual understanding...
May 2018: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791644/temporal-analysis-of-the-functional-status-of-older-people-in-the-state-of-para%C3%A3-ba-brazil
#15
Fabiana Ferraz Queiroga Freitas, Cinara Maria Feitosa Beleza, Isadora Queiroz Correa Garchet Furtado, Aline da Rocha Kallás Fernandes, Sônia Maria Soares
OBJECTIVE: To verify the profile and the functional status of older people living in the state of Paraíba, Brazil, from a temporal perspective. METHOD: This was a descriptive study with secondary analysis of data from the Health Indicator and Aging Policy Monitoring system (SISAP-Idoso - Sistema de Indicadores de Saúde e Acompanhamento de Políticas do Idoso) between 2000 and 2010. RESULTS: Over the analyzed period, there was a growth of older women, people older than 85 years, residents of urban areas, older people who live alone and who are not responsible for the household...
2018: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791636/family-health-strategy-relevance-to-the-functional-capacity-of-older-people
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Carla Silvana de Oliveira E Silva, Mayke Müller Soares Barbosa, Lucinéia de Pinho, Maria Fernanda Santos Figueiredo, Caroline Oliveira Amaral, Franciele Ornelas Cunha, Elaine Cristina Santos Alves, Dulce Aparecida Barbosa
OBJECTIVE: to identify the functional capacity of older people based on their performance on basic activities of daily living. METHOD: a cross-sectional study, carried out through the record of the Family Health teams working in the urban area of a city in northern Minas Gerais, in 2015. To assess the functional capacity of 373 older people, the Katz Scale was applied, which includes dimensions on the performance of daily living activities. The interviews took place in the participants' households...
2018: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791624/the-meaning-of-religion-religiosity-for-the-elderly
#17
Ana Luíza Barreto de Oliveira, Tânia Maria de Oliva Menezes
OBJECTIVE: To understand the meaning of religion/religiosity for the elderly. METHOD: A qualitative, phenomenological study, based on Martin Heidegger. Thirteen older women registered in an Urban Social Center of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil aged between 60 and 84 years participated in the study. The collection of testimonies was carried out from November 2013 to May 2014 through phenomenological interviews. RESULTS: Hermeneutics has unveiled the unit of meaning: Meanings of religion/religiosity in the daily life of the elderly...
2018: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791527/characteristics-of-women-who-do-not-consult-a-doctor-a-population-based-study
#18
Juvenal Soares Dias-da-Costa, Annie Pozeczek Koltermann, Bruna Cappellesso, Josiele Flores Lisowski, Maiton Bernardelli, Paula Brustolin Xavier, Talita Donatti, Tissiani Morimoto, Fernanda Souza de Bairros, Maria Teresa Anselmo Olinto
OBJECTIVE To analyze the prevalence of not consulting a doctor within a year. METHODS Cross-sectional population-based study, including women aged 20-60 years, living in the urban area of São Leopoldo, state of Rio Grande do Sul, in 2015. The association between variables and outcome was assessed using prevalence ratios and 95% confidence intervals (95%CI). The adjusted analysis was performed using Poisson regression with robust variance. RESULTS Among the 1,127 women participating in the study, 954 (84.6%, 95%CI 82...
2018: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791501/stillbirths-in-urban-guinea-bissau-a-hospital-and-community-based-study
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Morten Bjerregaard-Andersen, Najaaraq Lund, Anne Sofie Pinstrup Joergensen, Frida Starup Jepsen, Holger Werner Unger, Mama Mane, Amabelia Rodrigues, Staffan Bergström, Christine Stabell Benn
BACKGROUND: Stillbirth rates remain high in many low-income settings, with fresh (intrapartum) stillbirths accounting for a large part due to limited obstetrical care. We aimed to determine the stillbirth rate and identify potentially modifiable factors associated with stillbirth in urban Guinea-Bissau. METHODS: The study was carried out by the Bandim Health Project (BHP), a Health and Demographic Surveillance System site in the capital Bissau. We assessed stillbirth rates in a hospital cohort consisting of all deliveries at the maternity ward at the National Hospital Simão Mendes (HNSM), and in a community cohort, which only included women from the BHP area...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791470/quality-of-community-basic-medical-service-utilization-in-urban-and-suburban-areas-in-shanghai-from-2009-to-2014
#20
Lijun Guo, Yong Bao, Jun Ma, Shujun Li, Yuyang Cai, Wei Sun, Qiaohong Liu
Urban areas usually display better health care services than rural areas, but data about suburban areas in China are lacking. Hence, this cross-sectional study compared the utilization of community basic medical services in Shanghai urban and suburban areas between 2009 and 2014. These data were used to improve the efficiency of community health service utilization and to provide a reference for solving the main health problems of the residents in urban and suburban areas of Shanghai. Using a two-stage random sampling method, questionnaires were completed by 73 community health service centers that were randomly selected from six districts that were also randomly selected from 17 counties in Shanghai...
2018: PloS One
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