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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134821/navigating-unintelligibility-queer-australian-young-women-s-negotiations-of-safe-sex-and-risk
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Ruby Grant, Meredith Nash
Australian public health promotion positions safe sex as a biomedical, heteronormative concept. Consequently, there is a dearth of scholarly research examining queer young women's sexual health. To fill this knowledge gap, this article considers how Australian bisexual and queer young women understand 'safe sex' and conceptualise 'good' sexual citizenship. Drawing on qualitative interviews with 15 participants in Tasmania, findings reveal that although queer women understand heterosexual safe sex, there is little awareness of safer sexual practices with female partners...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114163/a-new-and-unusual-species-of-amastigogonus-br%C3%A3-lemann-1913-from-tasmania-australia-diplopoda-spirostreptida-iulomorphidae
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Robert Mesibov
Amastigogonus insularissp. n. is described from Schouten and Tasman Islands off the east coast of Tasmania, and a key is presented for the identification of males of Tasmanian Amastigogonus species. The new species differs from the 10 previously described species of Amastigogonus in having a reduced coxite process on the anterior gonopod.
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109445/half-a-century-of-coastal-temperature-records-reveal-complex-warming-trends-in-western-boundary-currents
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Nick T Shears, Melissa M Bowen
Accelerated warming of western boundary currents due to the strengthening of subtropical gyres has had cascading effects on coastal ecosystems and is widely expected to result in further tropicalization of temperate regions. Predicting how species and ecosystems will respond requires a better understanding of the variability in ocean warming in complex boundary current regions. Using three ≥50 year temperature records we demonstrate high variability in the magnitude and seasonality of warming in the Southwest Pacific boundary current region...
November 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097470/draft-genome-sequence-of-the-first-confirmed-isolate-of-multidrug-resistant-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in-tasmania
#4
Sanjay S Gautam, Micheál Mac Aogáin, Ronan F O'Toole
The spread of multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) has become a major global challenge. In 2016, Tasmania recorded its first known incidence of MDR-TB. Here, we report the draft whole-genome sequence of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolate from this case, TASMDR1, and describe single-nucleotide polymorphisms associated with its drug resistance.
November 2, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097148/obesity-in-australia
#5
Oliver Huse, Janitha Hettiarachchi, Emma Gearon, Melanie Nichols, Steven Allender, Anna Peeters
OBJECTIVES: To describe prevalence and trends for overweight and obesity in Australia and to critique the quality of available data on this public health priority. DESIGN: Comparison of aggregate prevalence data on adult and childhood overweight and obesity in publicly available national or state-based cross sectional surveys and survey series. PARTICIPANTS: All representative population surveys, conducted since 1995, with measured height and weight at a national or state level...
October 30, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080763/delineation-of-an-endemic-tick-paralysis-zone-in-southeastern-australia
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Zoe Whitfield, Mark Kelman, Michael P Ward
Tick paralysis has a major impact on pet dog and cat populations in southeastern Australia. It results from envenomation by Ixodes holocyclus and Ixodes cornuatus ticks, the role of Ixodes cornuatus in the epidemiology of this disease in Australia being unclear. The aim of this study was to describe the geographical distribution of tick paralysis cases in southeastern Australia using data from a national disease surveillance system and to compare characteristics of "endemic" cases with those reported outside this endemic zone ("sporadic" cases)...
November 30, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067718/estimating-the-extinction-date-of-the-thylacine-with-mixed-certainty-data
#7
Colin J Carlson, Alexander L Bond, Kevin R Burgio
The thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus), one of Australia's most characteristic megafauna, was the largest marsupial carnivore until hunting, and potentially disease, drove it to extinction in 1936. Though thylacines were restricted to Tasmania for two millennia prior to their extinction, recent "plausible" sightings on the Cape York Peninsula in northern Queensland have emerged, leading some to speculate the species may persist, undetected. Here we show that the continued survival of the thylacine is entirely implausible based on most current mathematical theories of extinction...
October 25, 2017: Conservation Biology: the Journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059707/judicial-murder-suicides-in-van-diemen-s-land
#8
Roger W Byard, Hamish Maxwell Stewart
On the morning of December 17, 1827, nine convicts were executed by public hanging in Hobart Town, the capital of the British colony of Van Diemen's Land (now the Australian state of Tasmania). Two months previously they had drowned senior Constable George Rex on Small Island, which was part of the penal settlement at Macquarie Harbor, in front of five bound and gagged witnesses. They offered no defence at their trial. Examination of the Tasmanian colonial convict records shows that "suicide by lottery" involved convicts choosing two men, one to die and the other to kill him...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042758/prescribing-of-psychotropic-medication-for-nursing-home-residents-with-dementia-a-general-practitioner-survey
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Justin M Cousins, Luke Re Bereznicki, Nick B Cooling, Gregory M Peterson
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify factors influencing the prescribing of psychotropic medication by general practitioners (GPs) to nursing home residents with dementia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: GPs with experience in nursing homes were recruited through professional body newsletter advertising, while 1,000 randomly selected GPs from southeastern Australia were invited to participate, along with a targeted group of GPs in Tasmania. An anonymous survey was used to collect GPs' opinions...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039136/cancer-risk-management-in-tasmanian-women-with-brca1-and-brca2-mutations
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Stephanie Kearton, Karen Wills, Michael Bunting, Penny Blomfield, Paul A James, Jo Burke
Women carrying germline mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 have significantly increased lifetime risks of breast and tubo-ovarian cancer. To manage the breast cancer risk women may elect to have breast screening by MRI/mammogram from age 30, to take risk-reducing medication, or to have a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy. To manage the tubo-ovarian cancer risk, the only effective strategy is to have a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, recommended by age 40 (BRCA1) or 'around' age 40 (BRCA2). Early studies suggested that uptake of these cancer risk-reducing strategies was low...
October 16, 2017: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037162/feasibility-of-a-multi-modal-exercise-program-on-cognition-in-older-adults-with-type-2-diabetes-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial
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M L Callisaya, R M Daly, J E Sharman, D Bruce, T M E Davis, T Greenaway, M Nolan, R Beare, M G Schultz, T Phan, L C Blizzard, V K Srikanth
BACKGROUND: Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) is associated with increased risk of dementia. We aimed to determine the feasibility of a randomised controlled trial (RCT) examining the efficacy of exercise on cognition and brain structure in people with T2D. METHODS: A 6-month pilot parallel RCT of a progressive aerobic- and resistance-training program versus a gentle movement control group in people with T2D aged 50-75 years (n = 50) at the University of Tasmania, Australia...
October 16, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026169/potential-impacts-of-climate-change-on-habitat-suitability-for-the-queensland-fruit-fly
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Sabira Sultana, John B Baumgartner, Bernard C Dominiak, Jane E Royer, Linda J Beaumont
Anthropogenic climate change is a major factor driving shifts in the distributions of pests and invasive species. The Queensland fruit fly, Bactrocera tryoni Froggatt (Qfly), is the most economically damaging insect pest of Australia's horticultural industry, and its management is a key priority for plant protection and biosecurity. Identifying the extent to which climate change may alter the distribution of suitable habitat for Qfly is important for the development and continuation of effective monitoring programs, phytosanitary measures, and management strategies...
October 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989297/new-records-for-millipedes-from-southern-chile-polydesmida-dalodesmidae-polyzoniida-siphonotidae
#13
Robert Evan Mesibov
BACKGROUND: Millipedes from 1983 collections by the author in southern Chile have been identified and registered as specimen lots at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) in Launceston, Tasmania. NEW INFORMATION: Collection and specimen data from the new QVMAG specimen lots have been archived in Darwin Core format together with a KML file of occurrences. The 31 occurrence records in the Darwin Core Archive list 13 millipede taxa from 16 sites in Llanquihue and Osorno provinces, Chile...
2017: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958418/planning-for-the-future-emergency-department-presentation-patterns-in-tasmania-australia
#14
Claire Morley, Jim Stankovich, Gregory Peterson, Leigh Kinsman
BACKGROUND: Emergency department crowding and associated adverse outcomes are major issues in health care systems worldwide. The Australian government has highlighted the need to analyse emergency presentations to inform system redesign. OBJECTIVE: To describe the profile of emergency department presentations by Tasmanian residents to emergency departments over four years, and examine regional variations. METHOD: A retrospective analysis of emergency department data for Tasmania's public hospitals over four financial years, 2010-11 to 2013-14, was undertaken...
September 22, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941902/national-survey-of-foodborne-viruses-in-australian-oysters-at-production
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Valeria Torok, Kate Hodgson, Catherine McLeod, Jessica Tan, Navreet Malhi, Alison Turnbull
Internationally human enteric viruses, such as norovirus (NoV) and hepatitis A virus (HAV), are frequently associated with shellfish related foodborne disease outbreaks, and it has been suggested that acceptable NoV limits based on end-point testing be established for this high risk food group. Currently, shellfish safety is generally managed through the use of indicators of faecal contamination. Between July 2014 and August 2015, a national prevalence survey for NoV and HAV was done in Australian oysters suitable for harvest...
February 2018: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939954/bleeding-related-admissions-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-receiving-antithrombotic-therapy-results-from-the-tasmanian-atrial-fibrillation-taf-study
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Endalkachew Admassie, Leanne Chalmers, Luke R Bereznicki
PURPOSE: Limited data are available from the Australian setting regarding bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) receiving antithrombotic therapy. We aimed to investigate the incidence of hospital admissions due to bleeding and factors associated with bleeding in patients with AF who received antithrombotic therapy. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted involving all patients with AF admitted to the Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmania, Australia, between January 2011 and July 2015...
December 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919832/seasonal-patterns-of-oral-antihistamine-and-intranasal-corticosteroid-purchases-from-australian-community-pharmacies-a-retrospective-observational-study
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A Simon Carney, David B Price, Pete K Smith, Richard Harvey, Vicky Kritikos, Sinthia Z Bosnic-Anticevich, Louise Christian, Derek A Skinner, Victoria Carter, Alice Ms Durieux
PURPOSE: To explore patterns in the purchase of prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) oral antihistamines (OAHs) and intranasal corticosteroids (INCSs) by patients, from pharmacies in different geographical regions of Australia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective observational study using a database containing anonymous pharmacy transaction data from 20.0% of the pharmacies in Australia that link doctor prescriptions and OTC information. Pharmacy purchases of at least one prescription or OTC rhinitis treatment during 2013 and 2014 were assessed...
2017: Pragmatic and Observational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877955/new-perspectives-in-ocean-acidification-research-editor-s-introduction-to-the-special-feature-on-ocean-acidification
#18
Philip L Munday
Ocean acidification, caused by the uptake of additional carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, will have far-reaching impacts on marine ecosystems (Gattuso & Hansson 2011 Ocean acidification Oxford University Press). The predicted changes in ocean chemistry will affect whole biological communities and will occur within the context of global warming and other anthropogenic stressors; yet much of the biological research conducted to date has tested the short-term responses of single species to ocean acidification conditions alone...
September 2017: Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846850/building-a-local-medical-workforce-in-tasmania-where-are-international-fee-paying-medical-graduates-likely-to-work
#19
Colleen Cheek, Richard Hays, Penny Allen, Gary Walker, Lizzi Shires
INTRODUCTION: Much of regional Australia continues to face challenges in recruitment and retention of medical practitioners, despite the apparently successful rural medical education initiatives funded by the Commonwealth Government. International fee-paying (IFP) medical students are a significant component of Australian medical education, contributing additional income and more diverse learning environments for universities. Their contribution to the Australian medical workforce is harder to determine...
July 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797318/single-laboratory-validation-of-the-neogen-qualitative-lateral-flow-immunoassay-for-the-detection-of-paralytic-shellfish-toxins-in-mussels-and-oysters
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Alison R Turnbull, Jessica Y C Tan, Sarah C Ugalde, Gustaaf M Hallegraeff, Katrina Campbell, D Tim Harwood, Juan José Dorantes-Aranda
Detection of paralytic shellfish toxins (PSTs) in bivalve shellfish by analytical methods is complicated and costly, requiring specific expertise and equipment. Following extensive blooms of Alexandrium tamarense Group 1 in Tasmania, Australia, an investigation was made into commercially available screening test kits suitable for use with the toxin profiles found in affected bivalves. The qualitative Neogen rapid test kit, with a modified protocol to convert gonyautoxins GTX1&4 and GTX2&3 into neosaxitoxin and saxitoxin (STX), respectively, with higher cross-reactivities, was the best fit-for-purpose...
August 10, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
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