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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428838/a-national-strategic-plan-for-reducing-the-burden-of-sexually-transmitted-infections-in-israel-by-the-year-2025
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Daniel Chemtob, Dan Gandacu, Zohar Mor, Itamar Grotto, Emilia Anis, Elliot Rosenberg
BACKGROUND: There is on ongoing debate in the literature regarding the real burden of STIs (sexually transmitted infections) in Western countries and the proper strategies needed to estimate and to prevent them. Our purpose is to present an evidence-based national strategic plan for STI prevention in Israel through assessing the current burden of illness, leading international preventive strategies, and practical policymaking experience. METHODS: Epidemiologic and health policy data on STIs were analyzed from various sources: a) systematic national surveillance data for the years 2002-2014; b) the international scientific literature (published between 2002-16; keywords: Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) (or STI) AND prevention AND intervention AND gonorrhea OR chlamydia OR syphilis; c) internal Ministry of Health (MOH) analyses and reports, and d) expert opinion...
2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419353/the-effect-of-ramadan-fast-on-the-incidence-of-renal-colic-emergency-department-visits
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Iftach Sagy, Vladimir Zeldetz, Daniel Halperin, Muhammad Abu Tailakh, Victor Novack
Background: Renal colic (RC) is one of the most common reasons for emergency department (ED) visits. Although RC is associated with high ambient temperature and with physiological changes that occur during fast, the literature onbetween Ramadan and RC incidence is scarce. Methods: We obtained health data of patients visited the emergency department (ED) of a large tertiary center during the years 2004-2015, with a primary diagnosis of RC. To estimate the association of RC and Ramadan, we utilized bi-weekly RC incidence Poisson models adjusted for ambient temperature and seasonality in two ethnic groups residing in the region: Muslims and Jews...
April 13, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391294/pitfalls-of-the-geographic-population-structure-gps-approach-applied-to-human-genetic-history-a-case-study-of-ashkenazi-jews
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February 1, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370385/familial-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-in-israel-a-disproportionate-distribution-among-ashkenazi-jews
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Mor Zada, Daniele Lerner, Yuval Piltz, Chava Perry, Irit Avivi, Yair Herishanu
BACKGROUND: Relatives of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) are at increased risk of developing CLL. Familial CLL is defined as more than one case of CLL among blood relatives, a phenomenon reported in approximately 5-10% of all CLL patients. OBJECTIVE: Given the known predisposition of CLL among Ashkenazi Jews, we studied the features of familial CLL in an Israeli population. METHODS: This is a retrospective study, in which we reviewed the demographics, clinical characteristics and outcomes of a total of 332 patients with CLL/small lymphocytic lymphoma...
March 31, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360024/with-some-help-from-my-network-supplementing-ehealth-literacy-with-social-ties
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Tsahi Zack Hayat, Esther Brainin, Efrat Neter
BACKGROUND: eHealth literacy is defined as the ability to seek, find, understand, and appraise health information from electronic sources and apply knowledge gained to addressing or solving a health problem. Previous research has shown high reliance on both online and face-to-face interpersonal sources when sharing and receiving health information. OBJECTIVE: In this paper, we examine these interpersonal sources and their interplay with respondents' eHealth literacy and perceived health outcomes...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350266/pedophiles-in-the-ultra-orthodox-haredi-sector-in-israel-thought-processes-regarding-their-actions
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Gil Hamo, Yael Idisis
This study explores thought patterns of Jewish Ashkenazi Ultra-Orthodox pedophiles in Israel and how they resolve the contradiction between their commitment to Jewish Law and having committed sexual offenses against minors. Ten adult men participated in this study. Using open semistructured interviews, their cognitive distortions before, during, and after the abuse were examined. Content analysis revealed that participants used cognitive distortions based on their own world of Jewish Law and social-cultural values...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329786/religious-affiliation-among-older-age-groups-worldwide-estimates-for-2010-and-projections-until-2050
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Vegard Skirbekk, Michaela Potancoková, Conrad Hackett, Marcin Stonawski
Objectives: The religious landscape of older adults around the world is changing profoundly. Yet until now, no study has chronicled these changes or compared expected aging patterns of religious groups. Differential aging among religious groups can have important economic and social consequences. This study estimates and projects the future religious composition by age at the global and regional levels. Method: This study presents estimates of age structures by religion for 2010 and projections until 2050...
November 9, 2016: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321939/examining-the-sociocultural-sensitivity-of-subjective-drunkenness-comparing-arab-and-jewish-israeli-pub-patrons
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Sharon R Sznitman, Shiran Bord, Wafa Elias, Anat Gesser-Edelsburg, Yoram Shiftan, Orna Baron-Epel
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Subjective drunkenness measures may be useful screening tools for alcohol-related problems. However, if self-reported drunkenness is influenced by social and cultural understandings, the measure may not predict drinking patterns equally across different sociocultural groups. The current study aims to determine whether the two main sociocultural groups in Israel (Arabs and Jews) are equally likely to report drunkenness at comparable levels of breath alcohol content (BrAC)...
March 20, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302154/the-israeli-national-genetic-database-a-10-year-experience
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Joël Zlotogora, George P Patrinos
BACKGROUND: The Israeli National and Ethnic Mutation database ( http://server.goldenhelix.org/israeli ) was launched in September 2006 on the ETHNOS software to include clinically relevant genomic variants reported among Jewish and Arab Israeli patients. In 2016, the database was reviewed and corrected according to ClinVar ( https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/clinvar ) and ExAC ( http://exac.broadinstitute.org ) database entries. The present article summarizes some key aspects from the development and continuous update of the database over a 10-year period, which could serve as a paradigm of successful database curation for other similar resources...
March 16, 2017: Human Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286643/a-national-survey-of-ethnic-differences-in-knowledge-and-understanding-of-supplementary-health-insurance
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Manfred S Green, Samah Hayek, Jalal Tarabeia, Mohammad Yehia, Neta HaGani
BACKGROUND: Knowledge and understanding of what health insurance covers is an important public health issue. In Israel, whereas national health insurance covers all residents, optional supplemental health insurance (SHI) can be purchased from the healthcare providers, for additional, special services. The purpose of this study was to identify disparities between Jews and Arabs in their knowledge and understanding of SHI. METHODS: National, cross-sectional, telephone survey using a structured questionnaire, among random samples of 814 Jews and 800 Arabs...
2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282731/profile-and-burden-of-care-among-caregivers-of-ultra-orthodox-frail-elders
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Offer E Edelstein, Tova Band-Winterstein, Yaacov G Bachner
OBJECTIVE: A paucity of research exists on burden of care (BoC) and factors associated with it among minority groups, such as Ultra-Orthodox Jews. The aims of this study were (1) to portray the profile of Ultra-Orthodox Jewish (UOJ) caregivers and their BoC; (2) to explore relations between care recipients' characteristics, care situations, characteristics of caregivers, and BoC. METHODS: A total of 107 UOJ (66 women, 41 men) family caregivers were interviewed face to face in their homes, using valid and reliable measures...
February 16, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268221/cross-cultural-validity-in-self-reported-alcohol-use
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Sharon R Sznitman, Shiran Bord, Wafa Elias, Anat Gesser-Edelsburg, Yoram Shiftan, Orna Baron-Epel
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Little evidence is available on whether respondents from divergent sociocultural populations report alcohol consumption in systematically similar ways. Therefore, this study examined whether the validity of self-reported alcohol use differed between Arab and Jewish Israeli pub patrons. METHODS: The analytical sample consisted of 227 Arab and 900 Jewish Israeli pub patrons who were approached as they left pubs and asked to record their Breath Alcohol Content (BrAC) value and complete a questionnaire that probed into their alcohol use...
March 8, 2017: European Addiction Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251872/phylogeography-of-human-y-chromosome-haplogroup-q3-l275-from-an-academic-citizen-science-collaboration
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Oleg Balanovsky, Vladimir Gurianov, Valery Zaporozhchenko, Olga Balaganskaya, Vadim Urasin, Maxat Zhabagin, Viola Grugni, Rebekah Canada, Nadia Al-Zahery, Alessandro Raveane, Shao-Qing Wen, Shi Yan, Xianpin Wang, Pierre Zalloua, Abdullah Marafi, Sergey Koshel, Ornella Semino, Chris Tyler-Smith, Elena Balanovska
BACKGROUND: The Y-chromosome haplogroup Q has three major branches: Q1, Q2, and Q3. Q1 is found in both Asia and the Americas where it accounts for about 90% of indigenous Native American Y-chromosomes; Q2 is found in North and Central Asia; but little is known about the third branch, Q3, also named Q1b-L275. Here, we combined the efforts of population geneticists and genetic genealogists to use the potential of full Y-chromosome sequencing for reconstructing haplogroup Q3 phylogeography and suggest possible linkages to events in population history...
February 7, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243759/did-king-herod-suffer-from-a-rheumatic-disease
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Cianna Leatherwood, Richard S Panush
Herod the Great was appointed "king of Jews," to govern Judea, by the Roman Emperor and Senate. He lived from 73/74 BCE to 4 CE. He died with an illness and symptoms that have been the source of considerable speculation. Richard Strauss depicted Herod in his classic opera, "Salome." That opera was derived from a play of the same name by Oscar Wilde, which was based on an 1876 painting, "Salome Dancing Before Herod," by Gustave Moreau. The operatic Herod was afflicted with an illness characterized by dementia, hallucinations, paranoia, alcoholism (from drinking the Emperor's wine), violence, twitches, and sterility; different interpretations showed him also with falls, chills, shaking, thirst, forgetfulness, and sleepiness, for which we suggest the novel diagnosis of chronic lead intoxication (which can manifest to rheumatologists as saturnine gout)...
February 27, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242209/features-of-patients-with-hereditary-mixed-polyposis-syndrome-caused-by-duplication-of-grem1-and-implications-for-screening-and-surveillance
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S Lieberman, T Walsh, M Schechter, T Adar, E Goldin, R Beeri, N Sharon, H Baris, L Ben Avi, E Half, I Lerer, B H Shirts, C C Pritchard, I Tomlinson, M C King, E Levy-Lahad, T Peretz, Y Goldberg
Hereditary mixed polyposis syndrome is a rare colon cancer predisposition syndrome caused by a duplication of a non-coding sequence near the gremlin 1, DAN family BMP antagonist gene (GREM1) originally described in Ashkenazi Jews. Few families with GREM1 duplications have been described, so there are many questions about detection and management. We report 4 extended families with the duplication near GREM1 previously found in Ashkenazi Jews; 3 families were identified at cancer genetic clinics in Israel and 1 family was identified in a cohort of patients with familial colorectal cancer...
February 24, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218669/a-review-of-gaucher-disease-pathophysiology-clinical-presentation-and-treatments
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Jérôme Stirnemann, Nadia Belmatoug, Fabrice Camou, Christine Serratrice, Roseline Froissart, Catherine Caillaud, Thierry Levade, Leonardo Astudillo, Jacques Serratrice, Anaïs Brassier, Christian Rose, Thierry Billette de Villemeur, Marc G Berger
Gaucher disease (GD, ORPHA355) is a rare, autosomal recessive genetic disorder. It is caused by a deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme, glucocerebrosidase, which leads to an accumulation of its substrate, glucosylceramide, in macrophages. In the general population, its incidence is approximately 1/40,000 to 1/60,000 births, rising to 1/800 in Ashkenazi Jews. The main cause of the cytopenia, splenomegaly, hepatomegaly, and bone lesions associated with the disease is considered to be the infiltration of the bone marrow, spleen, and liver by Gaucher cells...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217042/minority-population-group-status-and-qol-change-the-case-of-older-israelis
#17
Noam Damri, Howard Litwin
This study explores minority group status in relation to change in Quality of Life (QOL) among three population groups in Israel-Veteran Jews, Arab-Israelis and immigrants from the Former Soviet Union (FSU)-controlling for a set of known predictors. The study uses panel data from two waves (2009/10 and 2013) of the Israeli component of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe, (N=1,590). A set of Ordinary Least Squares regressions is used to predict positive QOL change over the two waves. Interaction terms in a number of selected areas are considered...
December 2016: European Journal of Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202144/ethnic-and-gender-earning-gaps-in-a-liberalized-economy-the-case-of-israel
#18
Benjamin Bental, Vered Kraus, Yuval Yonay
During the 1990s and the 2000s Israel, a country ethnically divided into a dominant Jewish majority and a disadvantaged mostly Muslim Palestinian minority, underwent a transition from a heavily regulated to a neo-liberal economy. This paper makes use of the Israeli case to shed light on the effect of liberalization on earning gaps in the public and private sectors across dominant and disadvantaged population groups. The data, drawn from the 1995 and 2008 censuses-years that encompass the transition period, enable a dynamic investigation of the liberalization process by comparing labor market outcomes for Israeli Jews and Muslims of both genders working in the public or private sector...
March 2017: Social Science Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196110/ethnic-variation-in-medical-and-lifestyle-risk-factors-for-b-cell-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-a-case-control-study-among-israelis-and-palestinians
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Geffen Kleinstern, Rania Abu Seir, Riki Perlman, Areej Khatib, Ziad Abdeen, Husein Elyan, Ronit Nirel, Gail Amir, Asad Ramlawi, Fouad Sabatin, Paolo Boffetta, Eldad J Dann, Meirav Kedmi, Martin Ellis, Arnon Nagler, Dina Ben Yehuda, Ora Paltiel
BACKGROUND: Risk factors for B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL) have not been assessed among Palestinian Arabs (PA) and Israeli Jews (IJ). METHODS: In a case-control study we investigated self-reported medical and lifestyle exposures, reporting odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals [CIs], by ethnicity, for overall B-NHL and subtypes. RESULTS: We recruited 823 cases and 808 healthy controls. Among 307 PA/516 IJ B-NHL cases (mean age at diagnosis = 51 [±17] versus 60 [±15] years, respectively) subtype distributions differed, with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) being prominent among PA (71%) compared to IJ (41%); follicular lymphoma (FL), was observed in 14% versus 28%, and marginal zone lymphoma, in 2% versus 14%, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190937/belonging-and-unbelonging-jewish-refugee-and-survivor-women-in-1950s-britain
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Angela Davis
This article analyses the life stories of female Jewish refugees and survivors in 1950s Britain in order to explore their relationship with the existing Jewish community and wider society. The paper is based on an analysis of twenty-one oral history testimonies from the Jewish survivors of the Holocaust collection held at the British library. Around 50,000 Jewish refugees from Central Europe came to Britain in the 1930s after fleeing from Hitler. In addition, a relatively small number of camp survivors and former hidden children settled in the country after the war; the Board of Deputies of British Jews Demographic Unit estimates the figure at 2000...
January 2, 2017: Women's History Review
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