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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937613/neighborhood-context-homeownership-and-home-value-an-ecological-analysis-of-implications-for-health
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Roshanak Mehdipanah, Amy J Schulz, Barbara A Israel, Graciela Mentz, Alexa Eisenberg, Carmen Stokes, Zachary Rowe
While homeownership has been linked to positive health outcomes there is limited evidence regarding the conditions under which it may be health protective. We present a conceptual model linking homeownership to health, highlighting key potential pathways. Using the Detroit Metropolitan Area as a case study, and data from the American Community Survey (2009-2013; 5-years estimates) and Michigan Department of Community Health, we tested the following questions: (1) Is neighborhood percentage non-Hispanic Black (NHB) associated with homeownership? (2) Is neighborhood percentage NHB associated with health? (3) Is the association between percentage NHB and health mediated by homeownership? (4) Does neighborhood housing value modify associations between percentage NHB and health, or between homeownership and health? Percentage NHB was associated with homeownership and health outcomes; Associations between percentage NHB and mortality, but not disability, were partially mediated by neighborhood homeownership...
September 22, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936431/syndemic-risk-classes-and-substance-use-problems-among-adults-in-high-risk-urban-areas-a-latent-class-analysis
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Charles M Cleland, Stephanie T Lanza, Sara A Vasilenko, Marya Gwadz
Substance use problems tend to co-occur with risk factors that are especially prevalent in urban communities with high rates of poverty. The present study draws on Syndemics Theory to understand profiles of risk and resilience and their associations with substance use problems in a population at risk for adverse outcomes. African-American/Black and Hispanic heterosexual adults (N = 2,853) were recruited by respondent-driven sampling from an urban area with elevated poverty rates, and completed a structured assessment battery covering sociodemographics, syndemic factors (that is, multiple, co-occurring risk factors), and substance use...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929818/improving-accountability-in-vaccine-decision-making
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James Kenneth Timmis, Steven Black, Rino Rappuoli
Introduction Healthcare decisions, in particular those affecting entire populations, should be evidence-based and taken by decision-makers sharing broad alignment with affected stakeholders. However, criteria, priorities and procedures for decision-making are sometimes non-transparent, frequently vary considerably across equivalent decision-bodies, do not always consider the broader benefits of new health-measures, and therefore do not necessarily adequately represent the relevant stakeholder-spectrum. Areas covered To address these issues in the context of the evaluation of new vaccines, we have proposed a first baseline set of core evaluation criteria, primarily selected by members of the vaccine research community, and suggested their implementation in vaccine evaluation procedures...
September 20, 2017: Expert Review of Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928117/risk-factors-for-severe-hypoglycemia-in-black-and-white-adults-with-diabetes-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-aric-study
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Alexandra K Lee, Clare J Lee, Elbert S Huang, A Richey Sharrett, Josef Coresh, Elizabeth Selvin
OBJECTIVE: Severe hypoglycemia is a rare but important complication of type 2 diabetes. Few studies have examined the epidemiology of hypoglycemia in a community-based population. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We included 1,206 Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study participants with diagnosed diabetes (baseline, 1996-1998). Severe hypoglycemic events were identified through 2013 by ICD-9 codes from claims for hospitalizations, emergency department visits, and ambulance use...
September 19, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923194/the-association-between-insomnia-and-prescription-opioid-use-results-from-a-community-sample-in-northeast-florida
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Mirsada Serdarevic, Vicki Osborne, Catherine W Striley, Linda B Cottler
OBJECTIVE: The current analysis examines whether opioid use is associated with insomnia in a community sample, as the consequences of the growing epidemic of prescription opioid use continue to cause public health concern. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study including 8433 members in a community outreach program, HealthStreet, in Northeast Florida. METHODS: Community Health Workers (CHWs) assessed health information, including use of opioids (i...
October 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923188/poor-sleep-moderates-the-relationship-between-daytime-napping-and-inflammation-in-black-and-white-men
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Karen P Jakubowski, Jennifer M Boylan, Jenny M Cundiff, Karen A Matthews
OBJECTIVES: To test whether napping was associated with 2 inflammatory markers with known relationships to cardiovascular disease: high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6). Because IL-6 is known to impact central inflammatory processes that relate to sleep regulation, including subjective fatigue, we tested whether this relationship was moderated by sleep duration, sleep efficiency, and self-reported sleep quality. DESIGN: Cross-sectional...
October 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923187/gender-and-racial-ethnic-differences-in-sleep-duration-in-the-north-texas-heart-study
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Jessica R Dietch, Daniel J Taylor, Joshua M Smyth, Chul Ahn, Timothy W Smith, Bert N Uchino, Matthew Allison, John M Ruiz
OBJECTIVE: Short sleep duration has been linked with a wide array of poor mental and physical health outcomes. Such risks, however, may be moderated by demographic factors such as gender and race/ethnicity. In a diverse community sample, the current study examined the relationship between gender, race/ethnicity and objectively measured sleep duration, controlling for select potential confounds. METHODS: Participants were 300 community adults (50% female), aged 21 to 70 years, and included 60% non-Hispanic Whites, 15% non-Hispanic Blacks, 19% Hispanic/Latino, and 6% other...
October 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919666/the-selection-of-preschool-for-immigrant-and-native-born-latino-families-in-the-united-states
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Arya Ansari
With the national push to expand preschool education, there has been growing interest in understanding why Latino families are enrolled in preschool at lower rates than non-Latino families. This study applied the accommodations model by Meyers and Jordan (2006) to the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort (n = 5,850) to provide a more nuanced understanding of the preschool selection of U.S.- and foreign-born Latino families. Results from this investigation underscored the similarities and differences that existed in the selection behaviors of different groups of families, while also highlighting important differences within the Latino population...
2017: Early Childhood Research Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918819/the-promise-of-documentary-theatre-to-counter-ageism-in-age-friendly-communities
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Kathy Black, Valerie Barnes Lipscomb
This paper discusses an innovative theatre-arts collaboration that was created to provoke public discourse about aging in a community located in the Southeastern United States in which more than one-half of residents are age 50 or older. The development and execution of the documentary theatre production are explicated and the post-performance talk-backs with the audience are shared to illustrate how it facilitated insight and dialogue among its largely older audiences. Experience with this production suggests that academics can collaborate with professional artists to promote the subjective experience of aging as a positive appreciation of self...
August 2017: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918120/moment-by-moment-in-women-s-recovery-randomized-controlled-trial-protocol-to-test-the-efficacy-of-a-mindfulness-based-intervention-on-treatment-retention-and-relapse-prevention-among-women-in-residential-treatment-for-substance-use-disorder
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Hortensia Amaro, David S Black
Although therapeutic treatments exist for substance use disorder (SUD), about half of individuals who enter treatment leave early and relapse to substance use. Early dropout from residential treatment places individuals at risk of relapse, and women in SUD residential treatment represent a vulnerable population. Evidence gaps persist for the use of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) among racially and ethnically diverse women with SUDs, especially regarding the efficacy of MBIs adapted to prevent residential dropout and relapse...
September 14, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916531/diabetes-prediabetes-and-brain-volumes-and-subclinical-cerebrovascular-disease-on-mri-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-neurocognitive-study-aric-ncs
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Andrea L C Schneider, Elizabeth Selvin, A Richey Sharrett, Michael Griswold, Josef Coresh, Clifford R Jack, David Knopman, Thomas Mosley, Rebecca F Gottesman
OBJECTIVE: To examine the associations of prediabetes, diabetes, and diabetes severity (as assessed by HbA1c and diabetes duration) with brain volumes and vascular pathology on brain MRI and to assess whether the associations of diabetes with brain volumes are mediated by brain vascular pathology. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 1,713 participants in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Neurocognitive Study (mean age 75 years, 60% female, 27% black, 30% prediabetes, and 35% diabetes) who underwent 3T brain MRI scans in 2011-2013...
September 15, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915390/navy-and-black-bean-supplementation-primes-the-colonic-mucosal-microenvironment-to-improve-gut-health
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Jennifer M Monk, Dion Lepp, Wenqing Wu, K Peter Pauls, Lindsay E Robinson, Krista A Power
Common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) are enriched in non-digestible fermentable carbohydrates and phenolic compounds that can modulate the colonic microenvironment (microbiota and host epithelial barrier) to improve gut health. In a comprehensive assessment of the impact of two commonly consumed bean varieties (differing in levels and types of phenolic compounds) within the colonic microenvironment, C57Bl/6 mice were fed diets supplemented with 20% cooked navy bean (NB) or black bean (BB) flours or an isocaloric basal diet control (BD) for 3 weeks...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914489/responses-of-microbial-decomposers-to-drought-in-streams-may-depend-on-the-environmental-context
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Sofia Duarte, Juanita Mora-Gómez, Anna M Romaní, Fernanda Cássio, Cláudia Pascoal
A consequence of drought in streams is the emersion of decomposing leaf litter, which may alter organic matter recycling. We assessed the effects of emersion on decomposition of black poplar leaves and associated microbes (microbial biomass, extracellular enzyme activities and microbial diversity) in two streams with distinct characteristics, in particular nutrients, temperature and oxygen levels. Leaf decomposition rates, fungal biomass and extracellular enzyme activities were lower in the most impacted stream (high nutrients and temperature, low oxygen)...
September 15, 2017: Environmental Microbiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910130/and-still-we-rise-parent-child-relationships-resilience-and-school-readiness-in-low-income-urban-black-families
#14
Riana Elyse Anderson
The Family Stress Model acknowledges forms of resilience in the face of hardship; however, few studies have emerged on the potentially positive role of familial relationships in the academic, psychological, and prosocial success of impoverished Black children. The current study evaluates how parent-child relationship conflict and financial stress are associated with children's school readiness (i.e., academic, psychosocial, and socioemotional indicators). Latent profile analyses, incorporating financial stress, general stress, and parent-child relationship variables were used to test whether varying family stress profiles differentially predicted children's school readiness in Black families with children entering kindergarten (N = 292)...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904964/plague-a-millenary-infectious-disease-reemerging-in-the-xxi-century
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REVIEW
A J Dos Santos Grácio, Maria Amélia A Grácio
Plague, in the Middle Ages known as Black Death, continues to occur at permanent foci in many countries, in Africa, Asia, South America, and even the USA. During the last years outbreaks were reported from at least 3 geographical areas, in all cases after tens of years without reported cases. The recent human plague outbreaks in Libya and Algeria suggest that climatic and other environmental changes in Northern Africa may be favourable for Y. pestis epidemiologic cycle. If so, other Northern Africa countries with plague foci also may be at risk for outbreaks in the near future...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900848/feasibility-of-assessing-falls-risk-and-promoting-falls-prevention-in-beauty-salons
#16
Gabriela Arandia, Jennifer L Hargrove, Tiffany E Shubert, Shrikant I Bangdiwala, Laura A Linnan
Falls are a major public health risk and a leading cause of emergency room visits for people of all ages. Finding ways to increase access to information and evidence-based falls prevention strategies is critically important across the lifespan. We tested the feasibility of conducting a falls risk assessment and awareness program among customers who attend beauty salons. We enrolled 78 customers from 2 beauty salons who completed a written questionnaire as well as several biometric and functional balance tests designed to assess falls risk...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Primary Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895036/independent-effects-of-neighborhood-poverty-and-psychosocial-stress-on-obesity-over-time
#17
Jamila L Kwarteng, Amy J Schulz, Graciela B Mentz, Barbara A Israel, Denise White Perkins
The objective of the study was to examine the independent effects of neighborhood poverty and psychosocial stress on increases in central adiposity over time. Data are from a community sample of 157 Non-Hispanic Black, Non-Hispanic White, and Hispanic adults collected in 2002-2003 and 2007-2008, and from the 2000 Decennial Census. The dependent variable was waist circumference. Independent variables included neighborhood poverty, perceived neighborhood physical environment, family stress, safety stress, everyday unfair treatment, and a cumulative stress index...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894767/who-works-among-older-black-and-white-well-functioning-adults-in-the-health-aging-and-body-composition-study
#18
Ronica N Rooks, Eleanor M Simonsick, Richard Schulz, Susan Rubin, Tamara Harris
Objective: The aim of this study is to examine social, economic, and health factors related to paid work in well-functioning older adults and if and how these factors vary by race. Method: We used sex-stratified logistic and multinomial logistic regression to examine cross-sectional data in the Health, Aging, and Body Composition cohort study. The sample included 3,075 community-dwelling Black (42%) and White adults aged 70 to 79 at baseline. Results: Multinomial logistic regression analyses show Black men were more likely to work full-time, and Black women were more likely to work part-time...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894419/molecular-connectivity-predefines-polypharmacology-aliphatic-rings-chirality-and-sp-3-centers-enhance-target-selectivity
#19
Stefania Monteleone, Julian E Fuchs, Klaus R Liedl
Dark chemical matter compounds are small molecules that have been recently identified as highly potent and selective hits. For this reason, they constitute a promising class of possible candidates in the process of drug discovery and raise the interest of the scientific community. To this purpose, Wassermann et al. (2015) have described the application of 2D descriptors to characterize dark chemical matter. However, their definition was based on the number of reported positive assays rather than the number of known targets...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892756/wildfire-smoke-exposure-and-human-health-significant-gaps-in-research-for-a-growing-public-health-issue
#20
REVIEW
Carolyn Black, Yohannes Tesfaigzi, Jed A Bassein, Lisa A Miller
Understanding the effect of wildfire smoke exposure on human health represents a unique interdisciplinary challenge to the scientific community. Population health studies indicate that wildfire smoke is a risk to human health and increases the healthcare burden of smoke-impacted areas. However, wildfire smoke composition is complex and dynamic, making characterization and modeling difficult. Furthermore, current efforts to study the effect of wildfire smoke are limited by availability of air quality measures and inconsistent air quality reporting among researchers...
August 30, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
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