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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353153/productivity-losses-due-to-premature-mortality-from-cancer-in-brazil-russia-india-china-and-south-africa-brics-a-population-based-comparison
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Alison Pearce, Linda Sharp, Paul Hanly, Anton Barchuk, Freddie Bray, Marianna de Camargo Cancela, Prakash Gupta, Filip Meheus, You-Lin Qiao, Freddy Sitas, Shao-Ming Wang, Isabelle Soerjomataram
BACKGROUND: Over two-thirds of the world's cancer deaths occur in economically developing countries; however, the societal costs of cancer have rarely been assessed in these settings. Our aim was to estimate the value of productivity lost in 2012 due to cancer-related premature mortality in the major developing economies of Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa (BRICS). METHODS: We applied an incidence-based method using the human capital approach...
January 16, 2018: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350525/a-microporous-luminescent-metal-organic-framework-for-a-sensitive-and-selective-fluorescence-sensing-of-toxic-mycotoxin-in-mouldy-sugarcane
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Dan Tian, Xiao-Jing Liu, Rui Feng, Jia-Li Xu, Jian Xu, Rong-Ying Chen, Ling Huang, Xian-He Bu
Food contamination by toxic mycotoxins not only causes a considerable loss in economy, but importantly poses a huge threat to human health through accidental ingestion. Hence, it is an ongoing and imperative need to develop a convenient, cost-effective method for the detection of the mycotoxin-infected agricultural commodities. To this end, we herein fabricated a novel metal-organic framework (MOF) derived composite material that displays a strong solid-state emission in the visible region, by attaching a frequently used fluorescent label, fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC), via guest adsorption...
January 19, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350076/health-care-public-sector-share-and-the-u-s-life-expectancy-lag-a-country-level-longitudinal-study
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Megan M Reynolds
Growing research on the political economy of health has begun to emphasize sociopolitical influences on cross-national differences in population health above and beyond economic growth. While this research investigates the impact of overall public health spending as a share of GDP ("health care effort"), it has for the most part overlooked the distribution of health care spending across the public and private spheres ("public sector share"). I evaluate the relative contributions of health care effort, public sector share, and GDP to the large and growing disadvantage in U...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of Health Services: Planning, Administration, Evaluation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349215/public-health-and-the-economy-could-be-served-by-reallocating-medical-expenditures-to-social-programs
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Linda Diem Tran, Frederick J Zimmerman, Jonathan E Fielding
As much as 30% of US health care spending in the United States does not improve individual or population health. To a large extent this excess spending results from prices that are too high and from administrative waste. In the public sector, and particularly at the state level, where budget constraints are severe and reluctance to raise taxes high, this spending crowds out social, educational, and public-health investments. Over time, as spending on medical care increases, spending on improvements to the social determinants of health are starved...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345998/key-factors-inhibiting-legislative-progress-toward-smoke-free-coverage-in-appalachia
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J Travis Donahoe, Andrea R Titus, Nancy L Fleischer
The Appalachian Region has among the highest rates of smoking and smoking-related illness in the United States. Strong smoke-free legislation could help protect nonsmoking residents from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke. However, there is a dearth of state, county, city, and subcounty smoke-free law coverage throughout Appalachia. As of July 2016, only 21% of Appalachian residents were covered by comprehensive smoke-free laws (i.e., 100% coverage for workplaces, restaurants, and bars). Only 46% of Appalachians lived in places with 100% smoke-free workplace laws, only 30% lived in places with 100% smoke-free restaurant laws, and only 29% lived in places with 100% smoke-free bar laws...
January 18, 2018: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340506/-on-ethnographic-positions-in-the-anthropology-of-health-in-south-america
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María Epele
Ethnographies on health issues in populations that live in conditions of poverty, inequality and segregation have proliferated over the last decades in South America. The aim of this article is to problematize - preliminarily - certain patterns in the positions and relations of ethnographers with respect to study subjects and populations during their fieldwork and in the writing of study results. This paper examines the relationships between these ethnographic positions and the dominant theoretical perspectives in the region...
July 2017: Salud Colectiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332730/biomechanical-factors-associated-with-running-economy-and-performance-of-elite-kenyan-distance-runners-a-systematic-review
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Nassib Tawa, Quinette Louw
BACKGROUND: Running economy (RE) is a determinant of performance in endurance sports and is a complex multi-factorial measure which reflects the combined functioning of bio-mechanical, neuro-muscular, metabolic and cardio-respiratory factors some of which are hereditary or adapt to coaching. Kenyan distance runners have dominated major global events with their unmatched performance for decades and this phenomenon has prompted several investigations aimed at establishing possible factors associated with their performance...
January 2018: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329406/judgement-of-breath-alcohol-concentration-levels-among-pedestrians-in-the-night-time-economy-a-street-intercept-field-study
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M P Cameron, M J Roskruge, N Droste, P G Miller
Aims: To evaluate how well people in the night-time economy can assess their own breath alcohol concentration (BrAC), in the context of a change in breath alcohol limits for driving. Methods: We conducted a field study of 242 participants over 5 nights in the central business district of a university town in New Zealand. Participants completed a short survey, which included questions on their self-reported level of intoxication and the self-estimated BrAC. At the conclusion of the interview each participant was breath-tested...
January 10, 2018: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321690/evidence-for-energetic-tradeoffs-between-physical-activity-and-childhood-growth-across-the-nutritional-transition
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Samuel S Urlacher, Karen L Kramer
Despite broad implications for understanding human life history, energetics, and health, the impact of physical activity on childhood growth remains unclear. Particularly understudied is the effect of secular changes in physical activity on child development. We address these shortcomings using data spanning the transition from traditional to semi-developed economy among Yucatec Maya agriculturalists. Anthropometric and behavioral observation data were collected from children living in a subsistence-based rural community in 1992 and again in 2012 following the introduction of a school and mechanized technologies but minimal overt dietary change...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320891/the-political-economy-of-the-assessment-of-value-of-new-health-technologies
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Jonathan Karnon, Laura Edney, Hossein Afzali
Health technology assessment provides a common framework for evaluating the costs and benefits of new health technologies to inform decisions on the public funding of new pharmaceuticals and other health technologies. In Australia and England, empirical analyses of the opportunity costs of government spending on new health technologies suggest more quality adjusted life years are being forgone than are being gained by a non-trivial proportion of funded health technologies. This essay considers the relevance of available empirical estimates of opportunity costs and explores the relationship between the public funding of health technologies and broader political and economic factors...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Health Services Research & Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315370/optimal-healthcare-delivery-to-care-homes-in-the-uk-a-realist-evaluation-of-what-supports-effective-working-to-improve-healthcare-outcomes
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Adam L Gordon, Claire Goodman, Sue L Davies, Tom Dening, Heather Gage, Julienne Meyer, Justine Schneider, Brian Bell, Jake Jordan, Finbarr C Martin, Steve Iliffe, Clive Bowman, John R F Gladman, Christina Victor, Andrea Mayrhofer, Melanie Handley, Maria Zubair
Introduction: care home residents have high healthcare needs not fully met by prevailing healthcare models. This study explored how healthcare configuration influences resource use. Methods: a realist evaluation using qualitative and quantitative data from case studies of three UK health and social care economies selected for differing patterns of healthcare delivery to care homes. Four homes per area (12 in total) were recruited. A total of 239 residents were followed for 12 months to record resource-use...
January 5, 2018: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313544/dietary-supplementation-of-defatted-kenaf-hibiscus-cannabinus-l-seed-meal-and-its-phenolics-saponins-rich-extract-effectively-attenuates-diet-induced-hypercholesterolemia-in-rats
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Kim Wei Chan, Maznah Ismail, Norhaizan Mohd Esa, Mustapha Umar Imam, Der Jiun Ooi, Nicholas M H Khong
Kenaf is one of the important commercial fiber crops worldwide and defatted kenaf seed meal (DKSM) is a secondary by-product from the kenaf industry. Thus, efforts to turn this low-cost agricultural waste into value-added functional food ingredients will definitely bring advantageous impacts to the community health, environment and economy. The present study was aimed to investigate the cardioprotective properties of DKSM and its phenolics-saponins rich extract (PSRE) in diet-induced hypercholesterolemic rat model...
January 9, 2018: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301480/made-in-denmark-scientific-mobilities-and-the-place-of-pedagogy-in-global-health
#13
Branwyn Poleykett
Transnational Global Health programmes planned and financed in the North and executed in the Global South usually involve some transfer of capacity between sites or capacity building in place. Capacity investment in the form of skills, knowledge, experience and equipment is often assumed to 'flow' between countries, laboratories and institutions, following the trajectories of mobile subjects in the knowledge economy. Drawing on in-depth interviews with Danish and East African scientists, this paper considers the mobilities that underpin scientific capacity building, drawing attention to the paradoxical in ways in which these programmes produce stasis and fixity, as well as mobility and exchange...
January 5, 2018: Global Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298180/medical-education-videos-for-the-world-an-analysis-of-viewing-patterns-for-a-youtube-channel
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Sean Tackett, Kyle Slinn, Tanner Marshall, Shiv Gaglani, Vincent Waldman, Rishi Desai
PURPOSE: Medical education videos can enhance learning and easily integrate into common instructional methods. YouTube permits worldwide access to high-quality medical education videos; however, no studies have described the reach of medical education videos on YouTube or what topics are preferred. METHOD: One year of YouTube analytics data (February 1, 2016, to January 31, 2017) was collected for a medical education-focused channel called Osmosis. Created December 20, 2015, the channel had 189 disease-focused videos by January 2017...
January 2, 2018: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297342/advancing-indigent-healthcare-services-through-adaptive-reuse-repurposing-abandoned-buildings-as-medical-clinics-for-disadvantaged-populations
#15
James K Elrod, John L Fortenberry
BACKGROUND: Challenges abound for healthcare providers engaged in initiatives directed toward disadvantaged populations, with financial constraints representing one of the most prominent hardships. Society's less fortunate typically lack the means to pay for healthcare services and even when they are covered by government health insurance programs, reimbursement shortcomings often occur, placing funding burdens on the shoulders of establishments dedicated to serving those of limited means...
December 13, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295741/phytoplankton-diversity-in-adriatic-ports-lessons-from-the-port-baseline-survey-for-the-management-of-harmful-algal-species
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Patricija Mozetič, Monica Cangini, Janja Francé, Mauro Bastianini, Fabrizio Bernardi Aubry, Mia Bužančić, Marina Cabrini, Federica Cerino, Marijeta Čalić, Raffaele D'Adamo, Dragana Drakulović, Stefania Finotto, Daniela Fornasaro, Federica Grilli, Romina Kraus, Nataša Kužat, Daniela Marić Pfannkuchen, Živana Ninčević Gladan, Marinella Pompei, Ana Rotter, Irene Servadei, Sanda Skejić
An inventory of phytoplankton diversity in 12 Adriatic ports was performed with the port baseline survey. Particular emphasis was put on the detection of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens (HAOP) because of their negative impact on ecosystem, human health, and the economy. Phytoplanktonic HAOP are identified as species, either native or non-indigenous (NIS), which can trigger harmful algal blooms (HAB). A list of 691 taxa was prepared, and among them 52 were classified as HAB and five as NIS. Records of toxigenic NIS (Pseudo-nitzschia multistriata, Ostreopsis species including O...
December 30, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295510/pollution-from-fossil-fuel-combustion-is-the-leading-environmental-threat-to-global-pediatric-health-and-equity-solutions-exist
#17
Frederica Perera
Fossil-fuel combustion by-products are the world's most significant threat to children's health and future and are major contributors to global inequality and environmental injustice. The emissions include a myriad of toxic air pollutants and carbon dioxide (CO₂), which is the most important human-produced climate-altering greenhouse gas. Synergies between air pollution and climate change can magnify the harm to children. Impacts include impairment of cognitive and behavioral development, respiratory illness, and other chronic diseases-all of which may be "seeded" in utero and affect health and functioning immediately and over the life course...
December 23, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288584/oseltamivir-resistant-influenza-a-h1n1-pdm09-virus-associated-with-high-case-fatality-india-2015
#18
Kundan Tandel, Shashi Sharma, P K Dash, M M Parida
Introduction Influenza A viruses has been associated with severe global pandemics of high morbidity and mortality with devastating impact on human health and global economy. India witnessed a major outbreak of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 in 2015. This study comprises detailed investigation of cases died of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus infection during explosive outbreak of 2015, in central part of India. OBJECTIVES: To find out presence of drug resistant virus among patients who died of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus infection and to find out presence of other mutations contributing to the morbidity and mortality...
December 30, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286493/twenty-five-years-of-the-national-academy-of-medical-sciences-of-ukraine-progress-and-priorities-for-future-of-radiation-medicine-and-biology
#19
D Bazyka
After the creation of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine in 1993 the Research Center for Radiation Medicine was among the first institutions to join the Academy (fig. 1). Estab lishing the Academy was among the first steps of the independent Ukrainian government and aimed to provide a high level health care for population. It was extremely needed for the minimization of Chornobyl medical consequences. This choice was related to a growing recognition of the scientific research in fulfilling the Сenter's mission - study of the effects of low dose radiation on human body and radiation protection of the exposed population...
December 2017: Problemy Radiat︠s︡iĭnoï Medyt︠s︡yny Ta Radiobiolohiï
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284760/the-concept-of-biosimilars-from-characterization-to-evolution-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Fadi Farhat, Alfredo Torres, Wungki Park, Gilberto de Lima Lopes, Raja Mudad, Chukwuemeka Ikpeazu, Simon Abi Aad
Biologic agents are currently the fastest emerging segment of drug expenditure. Unlike chemically synthesized small-molecule drugs, biologics are more complex, medicinal products produced by a living organism. They have become part of the standard of care in the treatment of a large variety of diseases, such as growth disorders, autoimmune diseases, cancer, cardiovascular illnesses, hemophilia, and rare genetic conditions, to name a few. Biosimilars, which are copies of biologics that are highly similar, were introduced in the market with an aim to offer efficacy that is not clinically different from the originator or reference product, at lower prices...
December 28, 2017: Oncologist
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