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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505393/the-science-behind-one-health-at-the-interface-of-humans-animals-and-the-environment
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Michael P Murtaugh, Clifford J Steer, Srinand Sreevatsan, Ned Patterson, Shaun Kennedy, P Sriramarao
Humans face a grand quality-of-life challenge as growing demands for resources for an ever-expanding population threaten the existence of wildlife populations, degrade land, and pollute air and water. Public investment and policy decisions that will shape future interactions of humans, animals, and the environment need scientific input to help find common ground for durable and sustainable success. The Second International Conference on One Medicine One Science brought together a broad range of scientists, trainees, regulatory authorities, and health experts from 34 countries to inform and discuss the human impacts of air quality; the complexities of water quality, access, and conflicts; the opportunities and uncertainties in precision medicine; and the role of science communication in health policy formulation...
May 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501033/the-portuguese-version-of-the-european-deprivation-index-an-instrument-to-study-health-inequalities
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Ana Isabel Ribeiro, Alexandra Mayer, Ana Miranda, Maria Fátima Pina
INTRODUCTION: Tackling socioeconomic health inequalities is a big public health challenge and ecological deprivation indexes are essential instruments to monitor and understand them. In Portugal, no standard ecological deprivation index exists, contrasting with other countries. We aimed to describe the construction of the Portuguese version of a transnational deprivation index, European Deprivation Index. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The European Deprivation Index was developed under the Townsend theorization of deprivation...
January 31, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413803/epidemiology-of-burn-injuries-in-nepal-a-systemic-review
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REVIEW
Sanjib Tripathee, Surendra Jung Basnet
Burn is a global public health problem associated with significant morbidity and mortality, mostly in low- and middle-income countries. Southeast-Asian countries share a big burden of burn injuries, and Nepal is not an exception. We performed a systemic review to examine the epidemiological characteristics of burn injures in Nepal. Relevant epidemiological studies were identified through systemic search in PubMed, EMBASE, and Google Scholar. Reference lists from relevant review articles were also searched. Studies were included if they meet our selection criteria...
2017: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412978/the-need-for-harmonisation-and-innovation-of-neuropsychological-assessment-in-neurodegenerative-dementias-in-europe-consensus-document-of-the-joint-program-for-neurodegenerative-diseases-working-group
#4
REVIEW
Alberto Costa, Thomas Bak, Paolo Caffarra, Carlo Caltagirone, Mathieu Ceccaldi, Fabienne Collette, Sebastian Crutch, Sergio Della Sala, Jean François Démonet, Bruno Dubois, Emrah Duzel, Peter Nestor, Sokratis G Papageorgiou, Eric Salmon, Sietske Sikkes, Pietro Tiraboschi, Wiesje M van der Flier, Pieter Jelle Visser, Stefano F Cappa
Cognitive, behavioural, and functional assessment is crucial in longitudinal studies of neurodegenerative dementias (NDD). Central issues, such as the definition of the study population (asymptomatic, at risk, or individuals with dementia), the detection of change/decline, and the assessment of relevant outcomes depend on quantitative measures of cognitive, behavioural, and functional status.Currently, we are far from having available reliable protocols and tools for the assessment of dementias in Europe. The main problems are the heterogeneity of the tools used across different European countries, the lack of standardisation of administration and scoring methods across centres, and the limited information available about the psychometric properties of many tests currently in widespread use...
April 17, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381924/we-must-invest-in-applied-knowledge-of-computational-neurosciences-and-neuroinformatics-as-an-important-future-in-malaysia-the-malaysian-brain-mapping-project
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EDITORIAL
Putra Sumari, Zamzuri Idris, Jafri Malin Abdullah
The Academy of Sciences Malaysia and the Malaysian Industry-Government group for High Technology has been working hard to project the future of big data and neurotechnology usage up to the year 2050. On the 19 September 2016, the International Brain Initiative was announced by US Under Secretary of State Thomas Shannon at a meeting that accompanied the United Nations' General Assembly in New York City. This initiative was seen as an important effort but deemed costly for developing countries. At a concurrent meeting hosted by the US National Science Foundation at Rockefeller University, numerous countries discussed this massive project, which would require genuine collaboration between investigators in the realms of neuroethics...
March 2017: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376823/training-and-deployment-of-medical-doctors-in-tanzania-post-1990s-health-sector-reforms-assessing-the-achievements
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Nathanael Sirili, Angwara Kiwara, Frumence Gasto, Isabel Goicolea, Anna-Karin Hurtig
BACKGROUND: The shortage of a skilled health workforce is a global crisis. International efforts to combat the crisis have shown few benefits; therefore, more country-specific efforts are required. Tanzania adopted health sector reforms in the 1990s to ensure, among other things, availability of an adequate skilled health workforce. Little is documented on how the post-reform training and deployment of medical doctors (MDs) have contributed to resolving Tanzania's shortage of doctors...
April 4, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336800/the-ethics-of-big-data-as-a-public-good-which-public-whose-good
#7
Linnet Taylor
International development and humanitarian organizations are increasingly calling for digital data to be treated as a public good because of its value in supplementing scarce national statistics and informing interventions, including in emergencies. In response to this claim, a 'responsible data' movement has evolved to discuss guidelines and frameworks that will establish ethical principles for data sharing. However, this movement is not gaining traction with those who hold the highest-value data, particularly mobile network operators who are proving reluctant to make data collected in low- and middle-income countries accessible through intermediaries...
December 28, 2016: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264678/passive-case-detection-of-malaria-in-ratanakiri-province-cambodia-to-detect-villages-at-higher-risk-for-malaria
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Somony Heng, Lies Durnez, Sokny Mao, Sovannaroth Siv, Sochantha Tho, Vanna Mean, Vincent Sluydts, Marc Coosemans
BACKGROUND: Cambodia reduced malaria incidence by more than 75% between 2000 and 2015, a target of the Millennium Development Goal 6. The Cambodian Government aims to eliminate all forms of malaria by 2025. The country's malaria incidence is highly variable at provincial level, but less is known at village level. This study used passive case detection (PCD) data at village level in Ratanakiri Province from 2010 to 2014 to describe incidence trends and identify high-risk areas of malaria to be primarily targeted towards malaria elimination...
March 6, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095917/social-and-traditional-practices-and-their-implications-for-family-planning-a-participatory-ethnographic-study-in-renk-south-sudan
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Khalifa Elmusharaf, Elaine Byrne, Diarmuid O'Donovan
BACKGROUND: Understanding what determines family size is crucial for programmes that aim to provide family planning services during and after conflicts. Recent research found that development agents in post conflict settings do not necessarily take time to understand the context adequately, translate their context understanding into programming, or adjust programming in the light of changes. South Sudan, a country that has been suffering from war for almost 50 years, has one of the highest maternal death rates and the lowest contraceptive utilization rates in the world...
January 17, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018844/wheat-quality-improvement-at-cimmyt-and-the-use-of-genomic-selection-on-it
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REVIEW
Carlos Guzman, Roberto Javier Peña, Ravi Singh, Enrique Autrique, Susanne Dreisigacker, Jose Crossa, Jessica Rutkoski, Jesse Poland, Sarah Battenfield
The International Center for Maize and Wheat Improvement (CIMMYT) leads the Global Wheat Program, whose main objective is to increase the productivity of wheat cropping systems to reduce poverty in developing countries. The priorities of the program are high grain yield, disease resistance, tolerance to abiotic stresses (drought and heat), and desirable quality. The Wheat Chemistry and Quality Laboratory has been continuously evolving to be able to analyze the largest number of samples possible, in the shortest time, at lowest cost, in order to deliver data on diverse quality traits on time to the breeders for making selections for advancement in the breeding pipeline...
December 2016: Applied & Translational Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912244/environmental-sustainability-analysis-and-nutritional-strategies-of-animal-production-in-china
#11
Bie Tan, Yulong Yin
Animal production in China has achieved considerable progress and contributes to 46% of the total agriculture output value of the country. However, this fast expansion of animal production has led to environmental pollution. In this article, we review the status of soil, water, and air pollution associated with animal production in China and analyze the main sources of the pollutants. The government has promulgated regulations and standards, and effective models and technologies have been developed to control pollution during the last 10 years...
February 8, 2017: Annual Review of Animal Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911926/international-collaboration-patterns-and-effecting-factors-of-emerging-technologies
#12
Xu Bai, Yun Liu
With the globalization of the world economy, international innovation collaboration has taken place all over the world. This study selects three emerging technologies (3D printing, big data and carbon nanotubes and graphene technology) among 20 countries as the research objects, using three patent-based indicators and network relationship analysis to reflect international collaboration patterns. Then we integrate empirical analyses to show effecting factors of international collaboration degrees by using panel data...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885972/protecting-the-confidentiality-and-security-of-personal-health-information-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-in-the-era-of-sdgs-and-big-data
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Eduard J Beck, Wayne Gill, Paul R De Lay
BACKGROUND: As increasing amounts of personal information are being collected through a plethora of electronic modalities by statutory and non-statutory organizations, ensuring the confidentiality and security of such information has become a major issue globally. While the use of many of these media can be beneficial to individuals or populations, they can also be open to abuse by individuals or statutory and non-statutory organizations. Recent examples include collection of personal information by national security systems and the development of national programs like the Chinese Social Credit System...
2016: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808589/challenges-for-drug-discovery-and-development-in-china
#14
Kam Lun Hon, Vivian W Y Lee
The drug development industry is restructuring worldwide in terms of the research and development process. As with pharmaceuticals in the west, China faces major challenges for drug discovery and development. Areas covered: In this review, the authors discuss anti-cancer, anti-allergy, anti-infectious, and proprietary Chinese Medicines (pCM) for various chronic diseases (such as the allergic diseases: eczema, asthma and allergic rhinitis), which remain the contemporary therapeutic strategies that are being explored and developed...
January 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796839/real-time-medical-emergency-response-system-exploiting-iot-and-big-data-for-public-health
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M Mazhar Rathore, Awais Ahmad, Anand Paul, Jiafu Wan, Daqiang Zhang
Healthy people are important for any nation's development. Use of the Internet of Things (IoT)-based body area networks (BANs) is increasing for continuous monitoring and medical healthcare in order to perform real-time actions in case of emergencies. However, in the case of monitoring the health of all citizens or people in a country, the millions of sensors attached to human bodies generate massive volume of heterogeneous data, called "Big Data." Processing Big Data and performing real-time actions in critical situations is a challenging task...
December 2016: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766062/de-novo-mutation-and-somatic-mosaicism-of-gene-mutation-in-type-2a-2b-and-2m-vwd
#16
Ming-Ching Shen, Ming Chen, Gwo-Chin Ma, Shun-Ping Chang, Ching-Yeh Lin, Bo-Do Lin, Han-Ni Hsieh
BACKGROUND: Von Willebrand disease (VWD) is not uncommon in Taiwan. In type 2 or type 3 VWD hemorrhagic symptoms are severer and laboratory data relatively more distinctive. De novo mutation and somatic mosaicism of type 2 VWD gene were rarely reported. Therefore clinical, laboratory and genetic studies of only type 2A, 2B and 2M VWD will be presented and issues of de novo mutation and somatic mosaicism will be explored. METHODS: Fifty-four patients belonging to 23 unrelated families from all around the country in whom type 2 VWD exclusive of type 2N has been diagnosed not only by clinical and routine laboratory studies but also by genetic confirmation during 1990-2015 were investigated...
2016: Thrombosis Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748128/comparison-of-general-health-status-myocardial-infarction-obesity-diabetes-and-fruit-and-vegetable-intake-between-immigrant-pakistani-population-in-the-netherlands-and-the-local-amsterdam-population
#17
Qaisar Raza, Mary Nicolaou, Henriëtte Dijkshoorn, Jacob C Seidell
OBJECTIVE: South Asians living in Western countries have shown higher prevalence of cardiovascular disease and related non-communicable diseases as compared to the local populations. The aim of this study was to compare the general health status and prevalence of myocardial infarction (MI), diabetes, high blood pressure, overweight, obesity, and fruit and vegetable intake between Pakistani immigrants in the Netherlands and local Amsterdam population. DESIGN: A health survey was conducted in 2012-2013 among Pakistanis in the Netherlands...
October 17, 2016: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27644659/head-and-neck-cancer-in-saudi-arabia-a-systematic-review
#18
Turki Y Alhazzazi, Faisal T Alghamdi
BACKGROUND: Head and neck cancer (HNC) is the ninth most common cancer worldwide, and has a poor 5-year survival rate averaging 50%, which has not changed for decades. A high prevalence of HNC has been reported in the southwestern region of Saudi Arabia, as compared to other areas of the country. However, data in regards to HNC are scattered and not well documented. Thus, the aim of this systematic review was to gather all available and updated important information regarding HNC in Saudi Arabia, and highlight the gaps of knowledge in our country with regard to this disease...
2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27496860/healthy-and-wellbeing-activities-promotion-using-a-big-data-approach
#19
Diego Gachet Páez, Manuel de Buenaga Rodríguez, Enrique Puertas Sánz, María Teresa Villalba, Rafael Muñoz Gil
The aging population and economic crisis specially in developed countries have as a consequence the reduction in funds dedicated to health care; it is then desirable to optimize the costs of public and private healthcare systems, reducing the affluence of chronic and dependent people to care centers; promoting healthy lifestyle and activities can allow people to avoid chronic diseases as for example hypertension. In this article, we describe a system for promoting an active and healthy lifestyle for people and to recommend with guidelines and valuable information about their habits...
August 4, 2016: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27403902/-effect-of-treatment-with-diet-on-reducing-levels-of-sex-hormones-in-perimenopausal-women-with-overweight-and-obesity
#20
Katarzyna Łokieć, Aleksandra Błońska, Ewa Walecka-Kapica, Krystyna Stec-Michalska
UNLABELLED: Nowadays, fight against obesity is a big challenge for the developed countries. Perimenopausal women are especially prone to becoming overweight and obese. This is due to changes in hormone levels and alterations in the sex hormones synthesis pathway. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the levels of sex hormones in overweight and obese women during menopause following the three month period of reducing diet. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study involved women aged 55±4,75 years...
June 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
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