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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657366/not-by-bread-alone-lev-vygotsky-s-jewish-writings
#1
Ekaterina Zavershneva, René van der Veer
On the basis of both published and unpublished manuscripts written from 1914 to 1917, this article gives an overview of Lev Vygotsky's early ideas. It turns out that Vygotsky was very much involved in issues of Jewish culture and politics. Rather surprisingly, the young Vygotsky rejected all contemporary ideas to save the Jewish people from discrimination and persecution by creating an autonomous state in Palestine or elsewhere. Instead, until well into 1917, Vygotsky proposed the rather traditional option of strengthening the spiritual roots of the Jews by returning to the religious writings...
February 2018: History of the Human Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644795/mnemonic-institutions-and-residential-clustering-jewish-residential-patterns-in-toronto
#2
Joshua Harold, Eric Fong
In this paper, we envisage how the sociohistorical experiences of groups are related to their residential patterns. We posit that the residential clustering of a group can be strongly related to the group's mnemonic institutions, which are organizational symbols of collective identity that link the present to the past. We present the case of Jewish residential clustering patterns in Toronto to demonstrate our arguments. We employ 2001 Canadian Census tract-level data to show Jewish residential clustering patterns in relation to the presence of a synagogue or Jewish community center, the mnemonic institutions of Jews...
April 11, 2018: Canadian Review of Sociology, Revue Canadienne de Sociologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642949/estimated-frailty-prevalence-among-israeli-elderly-results-from-a-cross-sectional-national-survey
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Assaf Buch, Lital Keinan-Boker, Yitshal Berner, Eli Carmeli, Rebecca Goldsmith, Naftali Stern
BACKGROUND: Increasing longevity presents new social and medical challenges in developed countries. The prevalence of frailty is of interest because of its association with health prognosis and outcomes, but so far there is no single best diagnostic tool for this entity. Therefore, estimated prevalence of frailty in countries varies considerably and ranges between 5% and 58%. In Israel, the nation-wide prevalence of frailty in the elderly population is presently unknown. The objective of our study was to assess the rate of the frailty in elderly Israelis...
April 12, 2018: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595811/familial-communication-and-cascade-testing-among-relatives-of-brca-population-screening-participants
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Sari Lieberman, Amnon Lahad, Ariela Tomer, Sivan Koka, Malka BenUziyahu, Aviad Raz, Ephrat Levy-Lahad
PurposePopulation BRCA1/BRCA2 screening identifies carriers irrespective of family history, yet this information is actionable for relatives. We examined familial communication rates and cascade testing in the screening setting and assessed sociodemographic and psychosocial predictors.MethodsParticipants in a BRCA1/BRCA2 screening study of healthy Ashkenazi Jews self-administered a family communication questionnaire. Intent to communicate was determined before genetic status was known, along with result communication (carriers and noncarriers) 6 months and 2 years after enrollment...
March 29, 2018: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576974/searching-the-internet-for-psychiatric-disorders-among-arab-and-jewish-israelis-insights-from-a-comprehensive-infodemiological-survey
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Mohammad Adawi, Howard Amital, Mahmud Mahamid, Daniela Amital, Bishara Bisharat, Naim Mahroum, Kassem Sharif, Adi Guy, Amin Adawi, Hussein Mahagna, Arsalan Abu Much, Samaa Watad, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Abdulla Watad
Israel represents a complex and pluralistic society comprising two major ethno-national groups, Israeli Jews and Israeli Arabs, which differ in terms of religious and cultural values as well as social constructs. According to the so-called "diversification hypothesis", within the framework of e-health and in the era of new information and communication technologies, seeking online health information could be a channel to increase health literacy, especially among disadvantaged groups. However, little is known concerning digital seeking behavior and, in particular, digital mental health literacy...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550980/heavy-metal-accumulation-by-corchorus-olitorius-l-irrigated-with-wastewater
#6
Dalia A Ahmed, Dalia F Slima
Many agricultural soils in Egypt irrigated with untreated wastewater. Herein, we investigated the effect of untreated industrial wastewater irrigation on the soil and fodder plant Corchorus olittorius (Jew mallow). It also aimed to assess its effect on the growth measurements as well as analyses of soils, irrigation waters, and plants for heavy metal and nutrient concentrations. Significant differences between irrigation waters and soil irrigated with fresh and wastewater were recognized. Wastewater irrigation leads to remarkable reduction in the growth parameters and reduced its vegetative biomass...
March 17, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29527853/the-possible-role-of-human-papillomavirus-infection-in-the-prognosis-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-a-northern-israel-population
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Yasmine Ghantous, Sharon Akrish, Yoav Leiser, Imad Abu El-Naaj
BACKGROUND: Several types of human papillomavirus (HPV) have been found to be associated with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Still, the significance of HPV infection and its relationship to patient prognosis remains an important matter of debate. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the incidence of HPV infection in OSCC patients in northern Israel populations to determine its role in the etiology and prognosis of OSCC. METHODS: OSCC tissues were gathered from the pathology departments at Rambam and Padeh medical centers in northern Israel...
March 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29526014/judaism-as-a-group-evolutionary-strategy-a-critical-analysis-of-kevin-macdonald-s-theory
#8
Nathan Cofnas
MacDonald argues that a suite of genetic and cultural adaptations among Jews constitutes a "group evolutionary strategy." Their supposed genetic adaptations include, most notably, high intelligence, conscientiousness, and ethnocentrism. According to this thesis, several major intellectual and political movements, such as Boasian anthropology, Freudian psychoanalysis, and multiculturalism, were consciously or unconsciously designed by Jews to (a) promote collectivism and group continuity among themselves in Israel and the diaspora and (b) undermine the cohesion of gentile populations, thus increasing the competitive advantage of Jews and weakening organized gentile resistance (i...
March 10, 2018: Human Nature: An Interdisciplinary Biosocial Perspective
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29485526/symptoms-of-depression-and-anxiety-as-barriers-to-participation-in-cardiac-rehabilitation-programs-among-arab-and-jewish-patients-in-israel
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Noa Vilchinsky, Orna Reges, Morton Leibowitz, Abdulrahim Khaskia, Morris Mosseri, Jeremy D Kark
PURPOSE: Despite its proven efficacy, low participation rates in cardiac prevention and rehabilitation programs (CPRPs) prevail worldwide, especially among ethnic minorities. This is strongly evident in Israel's Arab minority. Since psychological distress has been found to be associated with CPRP participation and minorities are subjected to higher levels of distress, it is plausible that distress may be an important barrier for CPRP participation among minority patients. The current prospective study assessed the contribution of depression and anxiety symptoms to participation in a CPRP after acute coronary syndrome, both in the enrollment phase and when considering adherence over time, among Jewish (majority) and Arab (minority) patients in Israel...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446777/very-high-commutation-quality-factor-and-dielectric-tunability-in-nanocomposite-srtio-3-thin-films-with-t-c-enhanced-to-300-%C3%A2-c
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Abhijeet L Sangle, Oon Jew Lee, Ahmed Kursumovic, Wenrui Zhang, Aiping Chen, Haiyan Wang, Judith L MacManus-Driscoll
We report on nanoengineered SrTiO 3 -Sm 2 O 3 nanocomposite thin films with the highest reported values of commutation quality factor (CQF or K-factor) of >2800 in SrTiO 3 at room temperature. The films also had a large tunability of dielectric constant (49%), low tangent loss (tan δ = 0.01) and a Curie temperature for SrTiO 3 > 300 °C, making them very attractive for tunable RF applications. The enhanced properties originate from the unique nanostructure in the films, with <20 nm diameter strain-controlling Sm 2 O 3 nanocolumns embedded in a SrTiO 3 matrix...
February 15, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439866/mass-media-effect-on-vaccines-uptake-during-silent-polio-outbreak
#11
Iftach Sagy, Victor Novack, Michael Gdalevich, Dan Greenberg
BACKGROUND: During 2013, isolation of a wild type 1 poliovirus from routine sewage sample in Israel, led to a national OPV campaign. During this period, there was a constant cover of the outbreak by the mass media. AIMS: To investigate the association of media exposure and OPV and non-OPV vaccines uptake during the 2013 silent polio outbreak in Israel. METHODS: We received data on daily immunization rates during the outbreak period from the Ministry of Health (MoH)...
March 14, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436323/the-elder-abuse-and-neglect-phenomenon-in-the-ultra-orthodox-jewish-society-social-workers-perspectives
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Tova Band-Winterstein
BACKGROUND: In the last 30 years, elder abuse and neglect has been recognized as a social and health-related problem. The aim of this paper is to describe the phenomenon of elder abuse and neglect in a separatist faith-based society (ultra-Orthodox Jewish society-UOJS). METHODS: A qualitative-phenomenological study with 28 social workers who underwent in-depth semi-structured interviews based on an interview guide consisting of the following items: visibility of the elder abuse and neglect phenomenon in the ultra-Orthodox society, and dilemmas and sensitive issues that arise when working with this population...
February 13, 2018: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425368/value-preferences-of-social-workers
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Eugene Tartakovsky, Sophie D Walsh
The current study examines value preferences of social workers in Israel. Using a theoretical framework of person-environment fit paradigm and theory of values, the study compared social workers (N = 641, mean age = 37.7 years, 91 percent female) with a representative sample of Israeli Jews (N = 1,600, mean age = 44.2, 52 percent female). Questionnaires included personal value preferences and sociodemographic variables (gender, age, education, religiosity, and immigrant status). Multivariate analysis of covariance showed that value preferences of social workers differed significantly from those of the general population...
February 7, 2018: Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423645/the-inverse-u-shaped-religion-health-connection-among-israeli-jews
#14
Shuli Brammli-Greenberg, Jacob Glazer, Ephraim Shapiro
A growing body of evidence indicates an association between religion and health. However, few have studied the connection between the extent of an individual's religiosity and his health. Analysis of the 2004 Israel National Health Survey was performed. Religiosity was self-identified using five continuous categories, distinctive to Israeli Jews. Bivariate and multivariate analyses examined the relationship between the extent of Religious commitment and several health outcomes. The relationship took the shape of an inverse U function: Israeli Jews in the middle religiously have the worst physical and mental health status on both unadjusted and adjusted bases...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416207/contribution-of-arabic-medicine-and-pharmacy-to-the-development-of-health-care-protection-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina-the-second-part
#15
Izet Masic
After the collapse of the Arab rule, the Arab territorial expanses and cultural heritage were taken over by the Turks. Although scientific progress in the Turkish period slowed down due to numerous unfavorable political-economic and other circumstances. Thanks to the Turks, Arabic culture and useful Islamic principles expanded to the territory of our homeland of Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H). Significant role in the transfer of Arabic pharmaceutical knowledge was also attributed to the Sephardic Jews who, with their arrival, continued to perform their attar activities, which were largely based on Arab achievements...
December 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391306/incidence-patterns-of-colorectal-cancers-in-four-countries-of-the-middle-east-cancer-consortium-cyprus-jordan-israel-and-%C3%A4-zmir-turkey-compared-with-those-in-the-united-states-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-program
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Sultan Eser, Jenny Chang, Haris Charalambous, Barbara Silverman, Anna Demetriou, Cankut Yakut, Omar Nimri, Pavlos Pavlou, Suriye Özgür, Argyrious Ziogas, Lisa Stevens, Kevin Ward, Hoda Anton Culver
BACKGROUND/AIMS: There are wide variations in colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence across the world. Historically, the highest incidence rates have been reported historically in more developed countries; however, increasing trends have been seen in developing countries. Here, we present the CRC incidence pattern in Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, and İzmir, Turkey, which are countries of the Middle East Cancer Consortium (MECC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed 2005-2010 CRC data from population-based registries and calculated crude and age standardized rates for CRC, colon and rectum subsites, and annual percent changes (APCs) for trends...
January 2018: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352617/high-frequency-of-c9orf72-hexanucleotide-repeat-expansion-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-patients-from-two-founder-populations-sharing-the-same-risk-haplotype
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Orly Goldstein, Mali Gana-Weisz, Beatrice Nefussy, Batel Vainer, Omri Nayshool, Anat Bar-Shira, Bryan J Traynor, Vivian E Drory, Avi Orr-Urtreger
We characterized the C9orf72 hexanucleotide repeat expansion (RE) mutation in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients of 2 distinct origins, Ashkenazi and North Africa Jews (AJ, NAJ), its frequency, and genotype-phenotype correlations. In AJ, 80% of familial ALS (fALS) and 11% of sporadic ALS carried the RE, a total of 12.9% of all AJ-ALS compared to 0.3% in AJ controls (odds ratio [OR] = 44.3, p < 0.0001). In NAJ, 10% of fALS and 9% of sporadic ALS carried the RE, a total of 9.1% of all NAJ-ALS compared to 1% in controls (OR = 9...
April 2018: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343291/trends-in-the-performance-of-quality-indicators-for-diabetes-care-in-the-community-and-in-diabetes-related-health-status-an-israeli-ecological-study
#18
Ronit Calderon-Margalit, Michal Cohen-Dadi, Dana Opas, Dena H Jaffe, Jacob Levine, Arie Ben-Yehuda, Ora Paltiel, Orly Manor
BACKGROUND: Israel is one of the few countries that have a national program for quality assessment of community healthcare. We aimed to evaluate whether improved performance in diabetes care was associated with improved health of diabetic patients on a national level. METHODS: We conducted a nationwide ecological study estimating improvements in diabetes-related quality indicators and health outcomes. We estimated both correlations between composite measures of diabetes-related quality indicators and selected outcomes, and assessed through a joinpoint analysis whether trends in selected outcomes changed 4 years after the inception of the national program...
January 17, 2018: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331982/a-false-carrier-state-for-the-c-579g-a-mutation-in-the-ncf1-gene-in-ashkenazi-jews
#19
Martin De Boer, Ronit Gavrieli, Karin van Leeuwen, Haike Reznik Wolf, Maya Dushnitzki, Yifaat Bar-Yosef, Anat Bar-Ziv, Doron Behar, Shlomo Lipitz, Tal Elkan Miller, Anton T J Tool, Taco W Kuijpers, Timo K van den Berg, Baruch Wolach, Dirk Roos, Elon Pras
BACKGROUND: Mutations in the NCF1 gene that encodes p47phox , a subunit of the NADPH oxidase complex, cause chronic granulomatous disease (CGD). In Kavkazi Jews, a c.579G>A (p.Trp193Ter) mutation in NCF1 is frequently found, leading to CGD. The same mutation is found in about 1% of Ashkenazi Jews, although Ashkenazi CGD patients with this mutation have never been described. METHODS: We used Sanger sequencing, multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA), gene scan analysis and Ion Torrent Next Generation Sequencing for genetic analysis, and measured NADPH oxidase activity and p47phox expression...
March 2018: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327352/ultrasound-findings-provide-clues-to-investigate-founder-mutations-expressed-as-runs-of-homozygosity-in-chromosomal-microarray-studies
#20
Hagit Daum, Israela Lerer, Ayala Frumkin, Daniel Rosenak, Nili Yanai, Shay Porat, Simcha Yagel, Vardiella Meiner
OBJECTIVES: Chromosomal microarray analysis is effectively applied prenatally to detect copy number changes. Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) probes included in the microarray platform can detect regions of excessive homozygosity and identical-by-descent genomic stretches. The utility of the latter as part of prenatal diagnosis is not well established. Recessive founder mutations are well recognized within distinct ethnic groups. Combining these data with prenatal sonography provides accurate focused molecular diagnoses quickly...
January 2018: Prenatal Diagnosis
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