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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239667/disregard-of-neurological-impairments-associated-with-neglected-tropical-diseases-in-africa
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Emmanuel Quansah, Esther Sarpong, Thomas K Karikari
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) affect people in the bottom billion poorest in the world. These diseases are concentrated in rural areas, conflict zones and urban slums in Africa and other tropical areas. While the World Health Organization recognizes seventeen priority NTDs, the list of conditions present in Africa and elsewhere that are eligible to be classified as NTDs is much longer. Although NTDs are generally marginalized, their associated neurological burden has been almost completely disregarded...
June 2016: ENeurologicalSci
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239245/a-decade-of-change-measuring-the-extent-depth-and-severity-of-food-insecurity
#2
Kelly Stamper Balistreri
Rates of food insecurity in the US have been rising since 2000 spiking with the onset of the Great Recession in 2008, and have remained essentially unchanged since then despite improvements in the economy. The present study employed a series of indices adapted from the poverty literature to examine the depth and severity of food insecurity across the decade by race and ethnicity among low-income households with and without children. The most rapid increases in the depth and severity of food insecurity were found among low-income households without children...
September 2016: Journal of Family and Economic Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239018/rural-african-americans-perspectives-on-mental-health-comparing-focus-groups-and-deliberative-democracy-forums
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Greer Sullivan, Ann Cheney, Mary Olson, Tiffany Haynes, Keneshia Bryant, Naomi Cottoms, Christina Reaves, Geoff Curran
A number of approaches have been used to obtain community members' health perspectives. Health services researchers often conduct focus groups while political scientists and community groups may hold forums. To compare and contrast these two approaches, we conducted six focus groups (n = 50) and seven deliberative democracy forums (n = 233) to obtain the perspectives of rural African Americans on mental health problems in their community. Inductive qualitative analysis found three common themes: rural African Americans (1) understood stresses of poverty and racism were directly related to mental health, (2) were concerned about widespread mental illness stigma, and (3) thought community members could not identify mental health problems requiring treatment...
2017: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239016/discrepancy-between-actual-and-perceived-weight-status-in-rural-patients-variations-by-race-and-gender
#4
K Bryant Smalley, Jacob C Warren, B David Morrissey
The study's goal was to determine if differences in weight misperception by race and/or gender occur within a sample of economically disadvantaged rural patients with diabetes and/or hypertension. Diabetic and hypertensive patients were enrolled in the study from a network of federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) in the rural South. Multivari-ate logistic regression analysis suggests that, even when controlling for age, education level, employment status, and poverty, rural African American patients with chronic disease are more likely than their White counterparts to misperceive their weight status (OR = 1...
2017: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238991/where-the-u-s-tobacco-epidemic-still-rages-most-remaining-smokers-have-lower-socioeconomic-status
#5
Arnold H Levinson
OBJECTIVE: We estimated the proportion of U.S. smokers who have low socioeconomic status (SES). METHODS: We used 2012 data from a national supplement to The Attitudes and Behaviors Survey on Health (TABS), a periodic population survey of Colorado adults. We estimated smoking prevalence and total smokers by education, poverty level, occupation, health insurance status, and combinations of these factors. RESULTS: Smoking prevalence across low-SES categories ranged from 24...
2017: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238988/open-defecation-in-newly-created-kenyan-counties-a-situational-analysis
#6
John Njuguna, Charles Muruka
INTRODUCTION: An estimated 5.6 million Kenyans defecate in the open. This exposes them to sanitation related diseases. This study analysed open defecation trends among the 47 counties in Kenya, newly created in 2013. METHODS: The study used four data sets on open defecation, unimproved water supply coverage, poverty levels, and population density. RESULTS: Mean open defecation rate across the 47 counties was 23.5% and the median rate 6.9%...
2017: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238817/the-relationship-between-maternal-responsivity-socioeconomic-status-and-resting-autonomic-nervous-system-functioning-in-mexican-american-children
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Megan Johnson, Julianna Deardorff, Elizabeth L Davis, William Martinez, Brenda Eskenazi, Abbey Alkon
Adversity, such as living in poor socioeconomic conditions during early childhood, can become embedded in children's physiology and deleteriously affect their health later in life. On the other hand, maternal responsivity may have adaptive effects on physiology during early childhood development. The current study tested both the additive and interactive effects of socioeconomic status (SES) and maternal responsivity measured at 1year of age on resting autonomic nervous system (ANS) function and trajectory during the first 5years of life...
February 23, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237862/disability-poverty-and-role-of-the-basic-livelihood-security-system-on-health-services-utilization-among-the-elderly-in-south-korea
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Boyoung Jeon, Haruko Noguchi, Soonman Kwon, Tomoko Ito, Nanako Tamiya
With rapid aging, many of the elderly suffer from poverty and high healthcare needs. In Korea, there is a means-tested and non-contributory public assistance, the National Basic Livelihood Security System (NBLSS). The purpose of this study is to show older population's condition of disability and poverty, to evaluate the impact of NBLSS on health services utilization, and to examine the differential effect of the NBLSS by disability status among the elderly. This study used the Korea Welfare Panel Study data 2005-2014 with the final sample of 40,365, who were 65 years and older...
February 14, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237744/income-inequality-widens-the-existing-income-related-disparity-in-depression-risk-in-post-apartheid-south-africa-evidence-from-a-nationally-representative-panel-study
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Jonathan K Burns, Andrew Tomita, Crick Lund
AIM: Income inequality (II) and poverty are major challenges in South Africa (SA) yet little is known about their interaction on population mental health. We explored relationships between district II, household income (HHI) and depressive symptoms in national panel data. METHOD: We used 3 waves (2008, 2010, 2012) of the SA National Income Dynamics Study (n=25936) in adjusted mixed effects logistic regression to assess if the relationship between HHI and depressive symptoms is dependent on level of II...
February 23, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237606/a-symptom-network-structure-of-the-psychosis-spectrum
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Geeske van Rooijen, Adela-Maria Isvoranu, Carin J Meijer, Claudia D van Borkulo, Henricus G Ruhé, Lieuwe de Haan
Current diagnostic systems mainly focus on symptoms needed to classify patients with a specific mental disorder and do not take into account the variation in co-occurring symptoms and the interaction between the symptoms themselves. The innovative network approach aims to further our understanding of mental disorders by focusing on meaningful connections between individual symptoms of a disorder and has thus far proven valuable insights to psychopathology. The aims of current study were to I) construct a symptom network and investigate interactions between a wide array of psychotic symptoms; II) identify the most important symptoms within this network and III) perform an explorative shortest pathway analysis between depressive and delusional symptoms...
February 22, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236495/microvesicles-released-from-giardia-intestinalis-disturb-host-pathogen-response-in-vitro
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Ingrid Evans-Osses, Andres Mojoli, Marta Monguió-Tortajada, Antonio Marcilla, Veronica Aran, Maria Amorim, Jameel Inal, Francesc E Borràs, Marcel I Ramirez
Giardia intestinalis (G.I), is an anaerobic protozoan and the aetiological agent of giardiasis, a diarrhoea present worldwide and associated with poverty. G.I has a simple life cycle alternating between cyst and trophozoite. Cysts are transmitted orally to the stomach and transform to trophozoites in the intestine by a multifactorial process. Recently, microvesicles (MVs) have been found to be released from a wide range of eukaryotic cells. We have observed a release of MVs during the life cycle of G.I., identifying MVs from active trophozoites and from trophozoites differentiating to the cyst form...
January 22, 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235961/distributions-of-subclinical-cardiovascular-disease-in-a-socioeconomically-and-racially-diverse-sample
#12
Carrington R Wendell, Shari R Waldstein, Michele K Evans, Alan B Zonderman
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Differential subgroup vulnerability to subclinical cardiovascular disease is likely, and yet few, if any, studies have addressed interactive relations of age, sex, race, and socioeconomic status (SES) to these conditions to examine nuances of known health disparities. We examined distributions of carotid atherosclerosis and arterial stiffness in a socioeconomically diverse, biracial, urban sample. METHODS: Participants (n=2270) in the population-based HANDLS study (Healthy Aging in Neighborhoods of Diversity Across the Life Span; 30-64 years old, 44% men, 57% African American, 39% with household income <125% federal poverty threshold) underwent carotid intimal medial thickness (IMT) and pulse wave velocity assessment...
February 24, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231239/surveillance-for-health-care-access-and-health-services-use-adults-aged-18-64-years-behavioral-risk-factor-surveillance-system-united-states-2014
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Catherine A Okoro, Guixiang Zhao, Jared B Fox, Paul I Eke, Kurt J Greenlund, Machell Town
PROBLEM/CONDITION: As a result of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, millions of U.S. adults attained health insurance coverage. However, millions of adults remain uninsured or underinsured. Compared with adults without barriers to health care, adults who lack health insurance coverage, have coverage gaps, or skip or delay care because of limited personal finances might face increased risk for poor physical and mental health and premature mortality. PERIOD COVERED: 2014...
February 24, 2017: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231238/quickstats-age-adjusted-percentage-of-adults-aged-%C3%A2-65-years-%C3%A2-by-number-of-10-selected-diagnosed-chronic-conditions-%C3%A2-and-poverty-status-national-health-interview-survey-2013-2015
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For the period 2013-2015, 13% of adults aged ≥65 years reported having none of 10 selected diagnosed chronic conditions; 25% had one, 46% had two or three, and 16% had four or more of the conditions. No differences by poverty status were observed among those who reported having two or three conditions, but those in the lowest income group (<100% of the poverty threshold) were less likely to have none or only one of the chronic conditions compared with those in the highest income group (≥400% of the poverty threshold)...
February 24, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231177/the-goal-of-adequate-nutrition-can-it-be-made-affordable-sustainable-and-universal
#15
REVIEW
Ian McFarlane
Until about 1900, large proportions of the world population endured hunger and poverty. The 20th century saw world population increase from 1.6 to 6.1 billion, accompanied and to some extent made possible by rapid improvements in health standards and food supply, with associated advances in agricultural and nutrition sciences. In this paper, I use the application of linear programming (LP) in preparation of rations for farm animals to illustrate a method of calculating the lowest cost of a human diet selected from locally available food items, constrained to provide recommended levels of food energy and nutrients; then, to find a realistic minimum cost, I apply the further constraint that the main sources of food energy in the costed diet are weighted in proportion to the actual reported consumption of food items in that area...
November 30, 2016: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230400/the-interplay-of-maternal-sensitivity-and-toddler-engagement-of-mother-in-predicting-self-regulation
#16
Jean M Ispa, Chang Su-Russell, Francisco Palermo, Gustavo Carlo
Using data from the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project, a cross-lag mediation model was tested to examine longitudinal relations among low-income mothers' sensitivity; toddlers' engagement of their mothers; and toddler's self-regulation at ages 1, 2, and 3 years (N = 2,958). Age 1 maternal sensitivity predicted self-regulation at ages 2 and 3 years, and age 2 engagement of mother mediated the relation between age 1 maternal sensitivity and age 3 self-regulation. Lagged relations from toddler self-regulation at ages 1 and 2 years to later maternal sensitivity were not significant, suggesting stronger influence from mother to toddler than vice versa...
March 2017: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230249/early-home-activities-and-oral-language-skills-in-middle-childhood-a-quantile-analysis
#17
James Law, Robert Rush, Tom King, Elizabeth Westrupp, Sheena Reilly
Oral language development is a key outcome of elementary school, and it is important to identify factors that predict it most effectively. Commonly researchers use ordinary least squares regression with conclusions restricted to average performance conditional on relevant covariates. Quantile regression offers a more sophisticated alternative. Using data of 17,687 children from the United Kingdom's Millennium Cohort Study, we compared ordinary least squares and quantile models with language development (verbal similarities) at 11 years as the outcome...
February 23, 2017: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229547/the-association-between-cytomegalovirus-infection-obesity-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-u-s-adult-females
#18
Shannon Fleck-Derderian, William McClellan, Janet M Wojcicki
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this analysis was to determine whether cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is associated with the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and whether this relationship differs by BMI. METHODS: Data from the 1999-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) were pooled (N = 2,532). Logistic regression was used for assessing the association between CMV and MetS, stratified by gender and BMI, categorized as normal weight, overweight, obesity, and extreme obesity, and adjusted for age, race/ethnicity, and poverty level...
March 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229170/molecular-insight-of-arsenic-induced-carcinogenesis-and-its-prevention
#19
REVIEW
Paramita Mandal
Population of India and Bangladesh and many other parts of the world are badly exposed to arsenic through drinking water. Due to non-availability of safe drinking water, they are dependent on arsenic-contaminated water. Generally, poverty level is high in those areas with lack of proper nutrition. Arsenic is considered to be an environmental contaminant and widely distributed in the environment due to its natural existence and anthropogenic applications. Contamination of arsenic in both human and animal could occur through air, soil, and other sources...
February 22, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228449/neighborhood-differences-in-post-stroke-mortality
#20
Theresa L Osypuk, Amy Ehntholt, J Robin Moon, Paola Gilsanz, M Maria Glymour
BACKGROUND: Post-stroke mortality is higher among residents of disadvantaged neighborhoods, but it is not known whether neighborhood inequalities are specific to stroke survival or similar to mortality patterns in the general population. We hypothesized that neighborhood disadvantage would predict higher poststroke mortality, and neighborhood effects would be relatively larger for stroke patients than for individuals with no history of stroke. METHODS AND RESULTS: Health and Retirement Study participants aged ≥50 years without stroke at baseline (n=15 560) were followed ≤12 years for incident stroke (1715 events over 159 286 person-years) and mortality (5325 deaths)...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
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