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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746331/need-of-the-ministry-of-health-in-federal-democratic-republic-of-nepal
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K Regmi, M Upadhyay, E Tarin, P B Chand, S R Uprety, S C Lekhak
The constitution of Nepal provides appointing a council of ministers both at federal and provincial levels without defining portfolios. There is a political agreement that MOH will be retained at the federal level. This article draws evidences around the world to meet health needs of Nepalese, the role of provincial ministry of health and coordinating structure at district/local level. The constitution emphasises on health and pronounced in 46 articles which provides guidance for the creation of federalized governance levels at federal, provincial and local levels...
April 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728759/school-nurses-experiences-and-perceptions-of-healthy-eating-school-environments
#2
Jean Muckian, Julia Snethen, Aaron Buseh
School nurses provide health promotion and health services within schools, as healthy children have a greater potential for optimal learning. One of the school nurses' role is in encouraging healthy eating and increasing the availability of fruits and vegetables in the school. The purpose of this study was to explore and describe school nurses' perceptions of their role in promoting increased fruit and vegetable consumption in the school setting. One avenue to increased availability of fruits and vegetables in schools is Farm to School programs mandated by the Federal government to improve the health of school children...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728554/the-rise-and-fall-of-dental-therapy-in-canada-a-policy-analysis-and-assessment-of-equity-of-access-to-oral-health-care-for-inuit-and-first-nations-communities
#3
Victoria Leck, Glen E Randall
BACKGROUND: Inequality between most Canadians and those from Inuit and First Nations communities, in terms of both access to oral health care services and related health outcomes, has been a long-standing problem. Efforts to close this equity gap led to the creation of dental therapy training programs. These programs were designed to produce graduates who would provide services in rural and northern communities. The closure of the last dental therapy program in late 2011 has ended the supply of dental therapists and governments do not appear to have any alternative solutions to the growing gap in access to oral health care services between most Canadians and those from Inuit and First Nations communities...
July 20, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727772/description-of-an-establishment-event-by-the-invasive-asian-longhorned-beetle-anoplophora-glabripennis-in-a-suburban-landscape-in-the-northeastern-united-states
#4
Helen Hull-Sanders, Eugene Pepper, Kevin Davis, Robert Talbot Trotter
The establishment of non-native species is commonly described as occurring in three phases: arrival, establishment, and dispersal. Both arrival and dispersal by the Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis Motschulsky), a xylophagous Cerambycid native to China and the Korean peninsula, has been documented for multiple locations in both North America and Europe, however the transitional phase, establishment, is not well understood for this species due to the need to rapidly remove populations to prevent dispersal and assist eradication, and the evident variation in the behavior of populations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719096/the-effect-of-state-laws-designed-to-prevent-nonmedical-prescription-opioid-use-on-overdose-deaths-and-treatment
#5
Ioana Popovici, Johanna Catherine Maclean, Bushra Hijazi, Sharmini Radakrishnan
Nonmedical use of prescription opioids has reached epidemic levels in the United States and globally. In response, federal, state, and local governments are taking actions to address substantial increases in prescription opioid addiction and its associated harms. This study examines the effect of two state laws specifically designed to curtail access to prescription opioids to nonmedical users: pain management clinic and doctor shopping laws. We use administrative data on overdose deaths and admissions to specialty substance use disorder treatment coupled with a differences-in-differences design...
July 18, 2017: Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713568/gauging-change-in-australian-aid-stakeholder-perceptions-of-the-government-aid-program
#6
Terence Wood, Camilla Burkot, Stephen Howes
In this article, we use data from the 2013 and 2015 Australian Aid Stakeholder Surveys to gauge the extent of the changes to the Australian Government Aid Program since the 2013 federal election. The two surveys targeted the same set of stakeholders of the aid program, and both gathered data on a wide range of aspects of its functioning. As we assess the findings that emerged from the surveys, we situate our work amongst recent academic studies that have looked at the post-2013 aid changes in Australia. Our key findings are that the post-2013 changes to Australian aid have had wide-ranging impacts and have led to deteriorating overall aid quality...
May 2017: Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710094/perspectives-from-the-kidney-health-initiative-on-advancing-technologies-to-facilitate-remote-monitoring-of-patient-self-care-in-rrt
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Mitchell H Rosner, Susie Lew, Paul Conway, Jennifer Ehrlich, Robert Jarrin, Uptal D Patel, Karen Rheuban, R Brooks Robey, Neal Sikka, Eric Wallace, Patrick Brophy, James Sloand
Telehealth and remote monitoring of a patient's health status has become more commonplace in the last decade and has been applied to conditions such as heart failure, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Conversely, uptake of these technologies to help engender and support home RRTs has lagged. Although studies have looked at the role of telehealth in RRT, they are small and single-centered, and both outcome and cost-effectiveness data are needed to inform future decision making...
July 14, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696583/mapping-medical-marijuana-state-laws-regulating-patients-product-safety-supply-chains-and-dispensaries-2017
#8
Sarah B Klieger, Abraham Gutman, Leslie Allen, Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, Jennifer K Ibrahim, Scott Burris
AIMS: 1) To describe open source legal datasets, created for research use, that capture the key provisions of U.S. state medical marijuana laws. The data document how state lawmakers have regulated a medicine that remains, under federal law, a Schedule I illegal drug with no legitimate medical use. 2) To demonstrate the variability that exists across states in rules governing patient access, product safety, and dispensary practice. METHODS: Two legal researchers collected and coded state laws governing marijuana patients, product safety, and dispensaries in effect on February 1, 2017, creating three empirical legal datasets...
July 11, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693453/an-account-of-the-ebola-virus-disease-outbreak-in-nigeria-implications-and-lessons-learnt
#9
Akaninyene Otu, Soter Ameh, Egbe Osifo-Dawodu, Enoma Alade, Susan Ekuri, Jide Idris
BACKGROUND: The 2014 Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak remains unprecedented both in the number of cases, deaths and geographic scope. The first case of EVD was confirmed in Lagos Nigeria on 23 July 2014 and spread to involve 19 laboratory-confirmed EVD cases. The EVD cases were not limited to Lagos State as Rivers State recorded 2 confirmed cases of EVD with 1 out of the 2 dying. Swift implementation of public health measures were sufficient to forestall a country -wide spread of this dreaded disease...
July 10, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684025/statutory-health-insurance-in-germany-a-health-system-shaped-by-135-years-of-solidarity-self-governance-and-competition
#10
REVIEW
Reinhard Busse, Miriam Blümel, Franz Knieps, Till Bärnighausen
Bismarck's Health Insurance Act of 1883 established the first social health insurance system in the world. The German statutory health insurance system was built on the defining principles of solidarity and self-governance, and these principles have remained at the core of its continuous development for 135 years. A gradual expansion of population and benefits coverage has led to what is, in 2017, universal health coverage with a generous benefits package. Self-governance was initially applied mainly to the payers (the sickness funds) but was extended in 1913 to cover relations between sickness funds and doctors, which in turn led to the right for insured individuals to freely choose their health-care providers...
July 3, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683047/the-pii-solution-to-mental-healthcare-delivery-prevention-intervention-and-integration
#11
Mira A King
In this essay, the author proposes a new, integrated model for mental healthcare delivery called the PII solution, which builds on the successes of federal government programs and state initiatives. The PII solution includes prevention, intervention, and integration. As a community-centered approach, PII leverages existing programs in concert with new approaches to meet the diverse needs of patients with the spectrum of mental health disorders, from low risk to high risk. The PII solution can be applied to any subgroup in society to create a comprehensive plan to combat mental illness...
July 2017: Journal of Healthcare Management / American College of Healthcare Executives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675134/overview-of-the-infant-and-young-child-feeding-policy-environment-in-pakistan-federal-sindh-and-punjab-context
#12
Hana Mahmood, Yasmeen Suleman, Tabish Hazir, Durre Samin Akram, Shahadat Uddin, Michael J Dibley, Saleem Abassi, Amara Shakeel, Narjis Kazmi, Anne Marie Thow
BACKGROUND: Appropriate infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices have been identified as important for appropriate child growth and development. (Ministry of Planning and Development, Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (2012)) Children in Pakistan still experience high rates of malnutrition, indicating a likely need for stronger IYCF policy. The purpose of this study was to identify major stakeholders who shape the IYCF policy environment and analyze which policies protect, promote and support IYCF practices, either directly or indirectly...
June 13, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674015/limits-of-brazil-s-forest-code-as-a-means-to-end-illegal-deforestation
#13
Andrea A Azevedo, Raoni Rajão, Marcelo A Costa, Marcelo C C Stabile, Marcia N Macedo, Tiago N P Dos Reis, Ane Alencar, Britaldo S Soares-Filho, Rayane Pacheco
The 2012 Brazilian Forest Code governs the fate of forests and savannas on Brazil's 394 Mha of privately owned lands. The government claims that a new national land registry (SICAR), introduced under the revised law, could end illegal deforestation by greatly reducing the cost of monitoring, enforcement, and compliance. This study evaluates that potential, using data from state-level land registries (CAR) in Pará and Mato Grosso that were precursors of SICAR. Using geospatial analyses and stakeholder interviews, we quantify the impact of CAR on deforestation and forest restoration, investigating how landowners adjust their behaviors over time...
July 3, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669121/development-of-national-system-performance-metrics-for-tissue-donation-production-and-distribution-activity
#14
Brenda Weiss, Mazen Dakkak, Gary Rockl, Balram Sukhu, Jim Mohr, Kyle Maru
Canada's federal, provincial, and territorial governments gave Canadian Blood Services a mandate for organ and tissue donation and transplantation, including system performance, data and analytics. In 2012 Canadian Blood Services facilitated an eye and tissue banking workshop focused on standardized specifications and practices. At the workshop, the Canadian tissue community directed Canadian Blood Services to facilitate the development and implementation of a national data stream and analytics. Prior to this no national data was prospectively collected or collated on tissue donation, production or distribution activity...
July 1, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664271/-changes-in-the-german-medicinal-product-act-imposed-by-the-eu-regulation-on-clinical-trials
#15
REVIEW
Lars Nickel, Yvonne Seibel, Marion Frech, Thomas Sudhop
The entry into force of Regulation (EU) No. 536/2014 of the European Parliament, the Council of 16 April 2014 for clinical trials on medicinal products for human use, and repealing Directive 2001/20/EC necessitated amendments to the national legislation on medicinal products. These changes mainly concern the sixth chapter of the German Medicinal Products Act (Arzneimittelgesetz, AMG) and the elimination of the GCP (good clinical practice) ordinance for clinical trials that will be covered by the regulation in the future...
August 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661754/examining-provisions-related-to-consent-in-the-revised-common-rule
#16
Jeremy Sugarman
The long-standing overarching policy governing research with human subjects conducted and supported by most federal agencies and departments in the United States, known as the Common Rule, has recently been revised, with most requirements slated to become effective in 2018. Although there are multiple alterations to the current regulations, some of the most significant changes aim to enhance consent for research. While some of the particular provisions in this regard will be easy to apply and promise to help meet this goal, others may be more challenging to implement despite their intuitive appeal...
July 2017: American Journal of Bioethics: AJOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661354/switzerland-and-the-digital-health-revolution
#17
Didier Trono
New technologies in life sciences are helping to revolutionize health management with the objective to move towards personalized healthcare. The Swiss Federal government is investing in multidisciplinary, countrywide initiatives such as Health 2030 to meet this challenge.
December 21, 2016: Chimia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661352/-life-science-funding-in-switzerland-2-%C3%A2
#18
Mauro Dell'Ambrogio
In comparison with other European countries, Switzerland is very well positioned in terms of research funding and output thanks to a large part to the approx. 7 billion CHF annually with which the Swiss Federal Government funds education, research and innovation.
December 21, 2016: Chimia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661351/-life-science-funding-in-switzerland-1-%C3%A2
#19
Ayşim Yılmaz
The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), under mandate from the federal government, supports the high level of science research in Switzerland by funding scientific projects and scientists' careers across all disciplines.
December 21, 2016: Chimia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661300/maximizing-community-voices-to-address-health-inequities-how-the-law-hinders-and-helps
#20
Julie Ralston Aoki, Christina Peters, Laura Platero, Carter Headrick
This paper highlights the need to apply an equity lens when assessing the impact of preemption and related legal doctrines on community health. Community autonomy to set and pursue public health priorities is an essential part of achieving health equity. Unfortunately, the priorities of organized industry interest groups often conflict with health equity goals. These groups have a history of successfully using law to limit community autonomy to pursue public health measures, most notably through preemption and related legal doctrines...
March 2017: Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics: a Journal of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics
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