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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442912/tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-genetic-polymorphisms-as-a-risk-factor-in-saudi-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Saeed Kadasah, Misbahul Arfin, Sadaf Rizvi, Mohammed Al-Asmari, Abdulrahman Al-Asmari
BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia is one of the most common devastating psychiatric disorders that negatively affects the quality of life and psychosocial functions. Its etiology involves the interplay of complex polygenic influences and environmental risk factors. Inflammatory markers are well-known etiological factors for psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the association of proinflammatory cytokine genes, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α (-308G/A) and TNF-β (+252A/G) polymorphisms with schizophrenia susceptibility...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439149/refinement-and-preliminary-testing-of-an-imagery-based-program-to-improve-coping-and-performance-and-prevent-trauma-among-urban-police-officers
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Eamonn Arble, Mark A Lumley, Nnamdi Pole, James Blessman, Bengt B Arnetz
Police officers are regularly exposed to traumatic critical incidents. The substantial mental, behavioral, and social costs of police trauma indicate a substantial need for prevention. We have refined and enhanced a previously tested Swedish program to the harsh conditions of U.S. inner cities. The program was designed to strengthen resilience during stressful encounters and teach methods of coping after exposure, thereby preventing the emergence of maladaptive symptoms and behaviors with adverse effects on professionalism...
March 2017: J Police Crim Psychol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435340/stress-and-its-predictors-in-pregnant-women-a-study-in-saudi-arabia
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Anwar E Ahmed, Alhanouf N Albalawi, Asmaa A Alshehri, Rand M AlBlaihed, Majid A Alsalamah
BACKGROUND: Although stress during pregnancy has negative effects on children's development and pregnant women's health, no study has assessed stress and its predictors among pregnant Saudi women. The aim of this study was to assess stress and identify its predictors in a sample of pregnant Saudi women. METHODS: A correlational study was carried out at King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on 438 pregnant women who attended the obstetrics/gynecology clinic...
2017: Psychology Research and Behavior Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432291/birth-weight-changes-in-a-major-city-under-rapid-socioeconomic-transition-in-china
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Jian-Rong He, Wei-Dong Li, Min-Shan Lu, Yong Guo, Fan-Fan Chan, Jin-Hua Lu, Li-Fang Zhang, Song-Ying Shen, Xiao-Yan Xia, Ping Wang, Wei-Jian Mo, Kin Bong Hubert Lam, Jane E Hirst, Hui-Min Xia, Xiu Qiu
Estimates of trends in birth weight may be useful in evaluating population health. We aimed to determine whether temporal changes in birth weight have occurred amongst 2.3 million neonates born in Guangzhou, China, during 2001-2015 and investigate the socioeconomic determinants of any changes. Trends in mean birth weight and annualized changes with the associated 95% confidence intervals (CIs) in the incidence of small for gestational age (SGA) and large for gestational age (LGA), defined as birth weight <10(th) or >90(th) centile respectively for gestational age and sex, were examined using linear and Poisson regression models...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422600/effect-of-a-school-based-supervised-tooth-brushing-program-in-mexico-city-a-cluster-randomized-intervention
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S Aída Borges-Yáñez, Roberto Carlos Castrejón-Pérez, María Esther Irigoyen Camacho
Large-scale school-based programs effectively provide health education and preventive strategies. SaludARTE is a school-based program, including supervised tooth brushing, implemented in 51 elementary schools in Mexico City. OBJECTIVES: To assess the three-month efficacy of supervised tooth brushing in reducing dental plaque, gingival inflammation, and bleeding on probing in schoolchildren participating in SaludARTE. STUDY DESIGN: This was a pragmatic cluster randomized intervention, with two parallel branches...
2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421787/adherence-to-the-mediterranean-diet-pattern-cognitive-status-and-depressive-symptoms-in-an-elderly-non-institutionalized-population
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Ana Hernández-Galiot, Isabel Goñi
INTRODUCTION: Scientific evidence indicates that adherence to the Mediterranean diet protects against the deterioration of cognitive status and depressive symptoms during aging. However, few studies have been conducted in elderly non-institutionalized subjects. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the relation between the adherence to the Mediterranean dietary pattern and cognitive status and depressive symptoms in an elderly population over 75 years. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in a Mediterranean city (Garrucha, Spain) in 79 elderly people over 75 (36 men and 41 women)...
March 30, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416382/isolation-pathogenicity-and-characterization-of-a-novel-bacterial-pathogen-streptococcus-uberis-from-diseased-mandarin-fish-siniperca-chuatsi
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Xia Luo, Xiaozhe Fu, Guoli Liao, Ouqin Chang, Zhibin Huang, Ningqiu Li
In recent years, mandarin fish had a high mortality rate associated with abnormal swimming, exophthalmia, corneal opacity and eye hemorrhage on a fish farm located at Foshan city, Guangdong province, China. Three isolates of Gram-positive, chain-forming cocci were recovered from moribund fish, and designated as SS131025-1, SS131025-2, and SS131025-3. These isolates were identified as Streptococcus uberis according to their morphologic and physio-biochemical characteristics as well as phylogenetic analysis based on their 16S rRNA and GapC gene sequences...
April 14, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402549/the-link-between-perceived-characteristics-of-neighbourhood-green-spaces-and-adults-physical-activity-in-uk-cities-analysis-of-the-euro-urhis-2-study
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Omer Ali, Francesco Di Nardo, Annie Harrison, Arpana Verma
Urban dwellers represent half the world's population and are increasing worldwide. Their health and behaviours are affected by the built environment and green areas may play a major role in promoting physical activity, thus decreasing the burden of chronic diseases, overweight and inactivity. However, the availability of green areas may not guarantee healthy levels of physical activity among the urban dwellers. It is therefore necessary to study how the perceived characteristics of green areas affect physical activity...
April 10, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397390/effects-of-city-living-on-the-mesolimbic-reward-system-an-fmri-study
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Bernd Krämer, Esther K Diekhof, Oliver Gruber
Based on higher prevalence rates of several mental disorders for city dwellers, psychosocial stress effects of urban living have been proposed as an environmental risk factor contributing to the development of mental disorders. Recently, it was shown that amygdala activation differs between city dwellers and rural residents in response to a cognitive-social stressor. Besides its influence on the amygdala, chronic stress also affects mesocorticolimbic brain regions involved in reward processing, and stress-related dysregulation of the mesocorticolimbic dopamine system is thought to contribute to onset and manifestation of psychiatric disorders...
April 11, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395724/-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-of-stat4-rs7574865-is-associated-with-the-susceptibility-of-primary-biliary-cirrhosis-in-han-population-of-partial-regions-of-jiangsu-province
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Liming Zheng, Hong Zhou
Objective To investigate the correlation of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of signal transducer and activator of transcription 4 (STAT4) rs7574865 gene with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) in Han population of Jiangsu province. Methods The peripheral blood samples were collected from 138 inpatients with PBC and 116 unrelated healthy donors in the Third People's Hospital of Changzhou City in Jiangsu province. The STAT4 rs7574865 SNP was determined by polymerase chain reaction-sequence specific primer (PCR-SSP) assay...
April 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389784/findings-from-the-initial-use-of-the-healthy-homes-rating-system-hhrs-in-three-american-cities
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Katelyn Burkart, Jonatan Martinez, Alicia Streater, Lyke Thompson
HUD's Healthy Homes Rating System (HHRS) is a modification of the English version, using scoring values developed in England. The goal of the HUD Three-City Healthy Homes Rating System (HHRS) study was to create a baseline of the prevalence and severity of 29 home health hazards in three cities-Detroit, MI; Greensboro, NC; and Alameda County, CA-and to compare the results to the prevalence and severity found in England. We analyzed 978 housing assessments over 3 years. Hygrothermal hazards (e.g., excess cold) were the most prevalent across the sites...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388661/types-of-social-participation-and-psychological-distress-in-japanese-older-adults-a-five-year-cohort-study
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Shiho Amagasa, Noritoshi Fukushima, Hiroyuki Kikuchi, Koichiro Oka, Tomoko Takamiya, Yuko Odagiri, Shigeru Inoue
INTRODUCTION: The most effective type of social participation against psychological distress in older adults is not well documented. The aim of this study was to examine whether different types of social participation are associated with changes in psychological distress level in older men and women in Japan. METHODS: Two thousand seven hundred community-dwelling older adults (aged 65-74 years, 50% women) were randomly selected from the resident registry of three cities...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386849/awareness-of-osteoporosis-among-female-head-of-household-an-iranian-experience
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Pouria Khashayar, Mostafa Qorbani, Abbasali Keshtkar, Patricia Khashayar, Amir Ziaee, Bagher Larijani
More than 81% of the studied women had a poor knowledge of different aspects of osteoporosis and its complications, suggesting that more educational programs targeting women in particular are needed to help improve the osteoporosis practice in the societies and reduce the burden of the disease. PURPOSE: The family structure has changed considerably in the past decade. But, women from Iran and many countries in the region and even families with similar cultural background living in other parts of the world are still responsible for childcare as well as the lifestyle adapted by the family...
December 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385183/vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-multiple-sclerosis-in-mexican-adults
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Víctor Hugo Bermúdez-Morales, Geny Fierros, Roberto Lopez Lopez, Gaby Martínez-Nava, Mario Flores-Aldana, José Flores-Rivera, Carlos Hernández-Girón
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most prevalent autoimmune inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS) in young adults. More than 50 genomic regions have been associated with MS susceptibility. Due the important immune-modulating properties of Vitamin D, Vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms - which interfere with the actions of Vitamin D- could be related to increased risk of MS. METHODS: We studied 120 patients fulfilling the McDonald criteria for MS (81 females and 39 males) and 180 healthy unrelated controls, nested in a case-Control study, and were recruited from the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Manuel Velasco Suárez in Mexico City...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385056/spatial-social-polarization-and-birth-outcomes-preterm-birth-and-infant-mortality-new-york-city-2010-14
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M Huynh, J Spasojevic, W Li, G Maduro, G Van Wye, P D Waterman, N Krieger
AIMS: This study assessed the relationship between spatial social polarization measured by the index of the concentration of the extremes (ICE) and preterm birth (PTB) and infant mortality (IM) in New York City. A secondary aim was to examine the ICE measure in comparison to neighborhood poverty. METHODS: The sample included singleton births to adult women in New York City, 2010-2014 ( n=532,806). Three ICE measures were employed at the census tract level: ICE - Income (persons in households in the bottom vs top 20th percentile of US annual household income), ICE -Race/Ethnicity (black non-Hispanic vs white non-Hispanic populations), and ICE - Income + Race/Ethnicity combined...
April 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382711/prevalence-of-premastication-among-children-aged-6-36%C3%A2-months-and-its-association-with-health-a-cross-sectional-study-in-eight-cities-of-china
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Ai Zhao, Wei Zheng, Yong Xue, Hao Li, Shengjie Tan, Wenzhi Zhao, Peiyu Wang, Yumei Zhang
Premastication is thought to be an adaptive behavior in the introduction of complementary plant-bassed food to infants. It arouses controversy, however, because of the potential for transmitting saliva-born infectious diseases. The aim of this study was to explore whether premastication by healthy caregivers was associated with children's health and behavior. The data were collected as part of the Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Growth study. From 8 cities in China, 1341 pairs of infants/toddlers and their caregivers were recruited...
April 6, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380124/geographic-and-socioeconomic-distribution-of-food-vendors-a-case-study-of-a-municipality-in-the-southern-brazil
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Elizabeth Nappi Correa, Cristina Maria Proença Padez, Ângelo Horta de Abreu, Francisco de Assis Guedes de Vasconcelos
The objective of this study was to identify the food vendor distribution profile of the city of Florianópolis, Santa Catarina State, Brazil, and investigate its association with the socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of different municipal regions. This descriptive, cross-sectional study obtained the location of food vendors from secondary data from different institutional sources. The density of different types of food vendors per 1,000 inhabitants in each municipal weighted area was calculated...
March 30, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378517/the-creation-and-dissemination-of-downloadable-information-on-dementia-and-driving-from-a-social-health-perspective
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Yumiko Arai, Asuna Arai, Yoko Mizuno, Naoto Kamimura, Manabu Ikeda
BACKGROUND: Driving cessation is a likely consequence of progressive dementia. Patients and families can benefit from support through this transition, both to safeguard the patient and public and to help preserve healthy social activity of the patient. METHODS: To provide appropriate supportive information, we developed a 35-page manual ('Supporting family caregivers of older drivers with dementia') available as a free download from our department website. We then informed municipal governments of its availability, tracked website access metrics, and followed up 7 months later with a postal survey to the heads of each municipal government's department of welfare for older citizens...
April 4, 2017: Psychogeriatrics: the Official Journal of the Japanese Psychogeriatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374460/the-5th-national-survey-on-the-physical-growth-and-development-of-children-in-the-nine-cities-of-china-anthropometric-measurements-of-chinese-children-under-7%C3%A2-years-in-2015
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Ya-Qin Zhang, Hui Li, Hua-Hong Wu, Xin-Nan Zong, Zong-Han Zhu, Ying Pan, Jia Li, Xing-Rong Zheng, Mei Wei, Mei-Ling Tong, Ai-Fen Zhou, Yan Hu, Wei Chen, Ke Zhu, Yang Yu
OBJECTIVES: To describe the physical growth of healthy children under 7 years in China based on the latest national survey and provide more data for revising growth reference and monitoring the impact of social development on children's health and growth. METHODS: In the cross-sectional survey, 161,774 healthy children under 7 years were selected by multistage stratified cluster sampling method in nine cities of China. According to the geographical location, the nine cities were divided into northern, central and southern regions, and each city included urban and suburban areas...
April 4, 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367784/development-and-validation-of-the-perceived-food-environment-questionnaire-in-a-french-canadian-population
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Elise Carbonneau, Julie Robitaille, Benoît Lamarche, Louise Corneau, Simone Lemieux
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to develop and validate a questionnaire assessing perceived food environment in a French-Canadian population. DESIGN: A questionnaire, the Perceived Food Environment Questionnaire, was developed assessing perceived accessibility to healthy (nine items) and unhealthy foods (three items). A pre-test sample was recruited for a pilot testing of the questionnaire. For the validation study, another sample was recruited and completed the questionnaire twice...
April 3, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
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