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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231878/greek-medicine-practice-at-ancient-rome-the-physician-molecularist-asclepiades
#1
Luigi Santacroce, Lucrezia Bottalico, Ioannis Alexandros Charitos
Background: In the pre-Hellenistic period, the concept of medicine was not well-defined. Usually, a disease was considered as a divine punishment and its treatment was devolved to the priests who asked for healing from the divinities. The only job that could be compared to medical practice was a kind of itinerant medicine, derived from the Egyptian therapeutic tradition based only on practical experience and performed by people that knew a number of remedies, mostly vegetable, but without any theoretical bases about the possible mechanisms of action...
December 12, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229299/diffusion-mri-of-white-matter-microstructure-development-in-childhood-and-adolescence-methods-challenges-and-progress
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REVIEW
Christian K Tamnes, David R Roalf, Anne-Lise Goddings, Catherine Lebel
Diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI) continues to grow in popularity as a useful neuroimaging method to study brain development, and longitudinal studies that track the same individuals over time are emerging. Over the last decade, seminal work using dMRI has provided new insights into the development of brain white matter (WM) microstructure, connections and networks throughout childhood and adolescence. This review provides an introduction to dMRI, both diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and other dMRI models, as well as common acquisition and analysis approaches...
December 7, 2017: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229011/making-sense-of-loss-through-spirituality-perspectives-of-african-american-family-members-who-have-experienced-the-death-of-a-close-family-member-to-cancer
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Jill B Hamilton, Nakia C Best, Jessica S Wells, Valarie C Worthy
OBJECTIVE: Among African Americans, spirituality is meaning or purpose in life and a faith in God who is in control of health and there to provide support and guidance in illness situations. Using qualitative methods, we explored the use of spirituality to make sense of the end-of-life and bereavement experiences among family members of a deceased cancer patient. METHOD: Data in this report come from 19 African Americans who experienced the loss of a family member to cancer...
December 12, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220624/godly-homonormativity-christian-lgbt-organizing-in-contemporary-poland
#4
Magdalena Mikulak
This article discusses the emergence of Christian LGBT organizing in Poland and the production of what I term 'godly homonormativity' via a particular strand of organizing exemplified by Wiara i Tęcza (WiT; Faith and Rainbow). I argue that despite being an important initiative representing people - LGBT Christians - whose voices are often excluded from the mainstream LGBT movement, WiT's project is a largely assimilationist one, seeking acceptance within the existing, patriarchal and highly inequitable power relationship of the Catholic Church...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Homosexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216857/images-of-god-and-attitudes-towards-death-in-relation-to-spiritual-wellbeing-an-exploratory-side-study-of-the-eortc-qlq-swb32-validation-study-in-palliative-cancer-patients
#5
Renske Kruizinga, Michael Scherer-Rath, Johannes B A M Schilderman, Mariëtte Weterman, Teresa Young, Hanneke W M van Laarhoven
BACKGROUND: When patients are facing the ends of their lives, spiritual concerns often become more important. It is argued that effective, integrated palliative care should include addressing patients' spiritual wellbeing. In 2002 the EORTC Quality of Life Group began an international study to develop an spiritual wellbeing measure for palliative patients (SWB). Spiritual wellbeing is a complex construct, which comprises multiple contributory components. While conducting the EORTC SWB validation study with Dutch palliative cancer patients we also conducted an exploratory side study to examine the relationship between their spiritual wellbeing, images of God, and attitudes towards death...
December 8, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216484/beliefs-about-the-causes-of-and-treatments-for-depression-and-bipolar-disorder-among-south-koreans
#6
Subin Park, Hyesue Jang, Adrian Furnham, Mina Jeon, Se Jin Park
Public beliefs about psychiatric disorders are important for understanding help-seeking behaviours. We investigated factors that affect South Koreans' beliefs about the causes and treatment of depression and bipolar disorder. We recruited 654 participants aged 15-54 years using an online panel survey. Participants completed two questionnaires: 34 possible causes of and 33 possible treatments for depression and bipolar disorder. For both disorders, the questionnaires about causes revealed four factors: social-environmental, God/fate, heath/lifestyle, and biological; the questionnaires about treatments revealed five factors: self-help/stress management, physical treatment/health management, seeking mental health services, religious help, and resting...
November 21, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202436/visual-detection-of-cyanide-ions-by-membrane-based-nanozyme-assay
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Chia-Wen Lien, Binesh Unnikrishnan, Scott G Harroun, Chih-Min Wang, Jia-Yaw Chang, Huan-Tsung Chang, Chih-Ching Huang
In this paper, we report a simple one-step synthesis of well-dispersed amorphous cobalt hydroxide/oxide-modified graphene oxide (CoOxH-GO) possessing peroxidase-like catalytic activity, and its application for the detection of H2O2, glucose, and CN- ions. CoOxH is formed and deposited in situ on the GO surface through the reaction between GO (size ~ 240nm) and Co2+ in basic solution at room temperature. We investigated the enzyme-mimicking activity of the CoOxH-GO nanohybrid in detail via the H2O2-mediated oxidation of Amplex Red (AR) to form fluorescent resorufin...
November 26, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199870/spiritual-struggles-and-interleukin-6-assessing-potential-benefits-and-potential-risks
#8
Neal Krause, Kenneth I Pargament, Gail Ironson, R David Hayward
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the relationship between spiritual struggles and levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) with a subsample (N = 943) of participants who took part in a nationwide survey. This study, which was completed in 2014, was conducted in the United States. Spiritual struggles refer to difficulties that a person may encounter with his or her faith and include having a troubled relationship with God, encountering difficulties with religious others, and being unable to find a sense of ultimate meaning in life...
2017: Biodemography and Social Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193692/impact-of-african-traditional-worldviews-on-climate-change-adaptation
#9
Edmond Sanganyado, Charles Teta, Busani Masiri
Recent studies showed cultural worldviews are a key determinant of environmental risk perceptions; thus, they could influence climate change adaptation strategies. African traditional worldviews encourage harmony between humans and the environment through a complex metaphysical belief system transmitted through folklore, taboos, and traditional knowledge. However, African traditional worldviews hold a belief in traditional gods that was shown to have a low connectedness to nature and low willingness to change...
November 29, 2017: Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156893/meditational-spiritual-intercession-and-recovery-from-disease-in-palliative-care-a-literature-review
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Siddharth Agarwal, Vijai Kumar, Sapna Agarwal, Maria Paola Brugnoli, Ansh Agarwal
Human body is a biological, open system and maintains itself in the changing environment. Disease state is cured by many medicinal systems for healing. Esoteric healing (through introspective hypnosis, meditation and spiritual intercession) is the system where its believers regard Supreme Being as Omnipotent, Omnipresent and Omniscient. Such persons take ill health as a boon and pray through meditation that He may by His Mercy grant health or if God wishes otherwise, they happily accept it so that they keep moving ahead on their spiritual path...
September 20, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153226/relationship-between-person-s-health-beliefs-and-diabetes-self-care-management-regimen
#11
Moudi Albargawi, Julia Snethen, Abdulaziz Al Gannass, Sheryl Kelber
PURPOSE: To examine the relationship between the health beliefs of Saudi adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and their adherence to daily diabetes self-care management regimen. A secondary aim was to examine the health beliefs of adults with a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) and participants without a DFU. METHOD: Descriptive correlational design with a convenience sample of 30 participants. Participants were recruited for this pilot study from an outpatient clinic at King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh...
December 2017: Journal of Vascular Nursing: Official Publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151097/the-dancing-manias-psychogenic-illness-as-a-social-phenomenon
#12
Douglas J Lanska
The dancing mania erupted in the 14th century in the wake of the Black Death, and recurred for centuries in central Europe - particularly Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium - finally abating in the early 17th century. The term "dancing mania" was derived from "choreomania," a concatenation of choros (dance) and mania (madness). A variant, tarantism, was prevalent in southern Italy from the 15th to the 17th centuries, and was attributed at the time to bites from the tarantula spider. Affected individuals participated in continuous, prolonged, erratic, often frenzied and sometimes erotic, dancing...
2018: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140436/-%C3%A2-what-god-and-the-angels-know-of-us-character-autonomy-and-best-interests-in-minimally-conscious-state
#13
Giles Birchley
Determining the best interests of incapacitated patients has been observed to be an opaque area of the law, and this is no less so in decisions about the (non-)treatment of patients in the minimally conscious state. A systematic examination of the way best interests are used in judgments relating to this population suggests that narratives involving the character of the patient frequently form an important plank of judicial reasoning. Since insights into the concept of best interests may be gained by an engagement with the philosophy of well-being, I identify the court's character-based approach with perfectionist theories of well-being...
November 13, 2017: Medical Law Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140390/a-carboxylated-graphene-nanodisks-glucose-oxidase-nanotags-and-mn-cds-tio2-matrix-based-dual-signal-amplification-strategy-for-ultrasensitive-photoelectrochemical-detection-of-tumor-markers
#14
Jie Song, Shuo Wu, Xinlan Yang, Jingli Yuan
Graphene nanodisks with good conductivity and plenty of edge sites were synthesized to load glucose oxidase (GRD-GOD) and coupled with a Mn(2+) doped CdS quantum dot (QD) modified TiO2 electrode (CdS:Mn/TiO2) for a highly sensitive photoelectrochemical (PEC) immunoassay. The specific immune-recognition behaviour can bring the GRD-GOD labelled antigen into the antibody immobilized CdS:Mn/TiO2 interface and dramatically enhance the photocurrent response via a dual signal amplification strategy. First, graphene nanodisks with a strong electron transfer capacity can improve the conductivity of both the insulating protein layers and the CdS:Mn/TiO2 matrix, thus facilitating the regeneration of trapped carriers and hot electrons in the CdS:Mn QD films and enhancing the PEC performance...
November 15, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132146/identification-of-unique-neoantigen-qualities-in-long-term-survivors-of-pancreatic-cancer
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Vinod P Balachandran, Marta Łuksza, Julia N Zhao, Vladimir Makarov, John Alec Moral, Romain Remark, Brian Herbst, Gokce Askan, Umesh Bhanot, Yasin Senbabaoglu, Daniel K Wells, Charles Ian Ormsby Cary, Olivera Grbovic-Huezo, Marc Attiyeh, Benjamin Medina, Jennifer Zhang, Jennifer Loo, Joseph Saglimbeni, Mohsen Abu-Akeel, Roberta Zappasodi, Nadeem Riaz, Martin Smoragiewicz, Z Larkin Kelley, Olca Basturk, Mithat Gönen, Arnold J Levine, Peter J Allen, Douglas T Fearon, Miriam Merad, Sacha Gnjatic, Christine A Iacobuzio-Donahue, Jedd D Wolchok, Ronald P DeMatteo, Timothy A Chan, Benjamin D Greenbaum, Taha Merghoub, Steven D Leach
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is a lethal cancer with fewer than 7% of patients surviving past 5 years. T-cell immunity has been linked to the exceptional outcome of the few long-term survivors, yet the relevant antigens remain unknown. Here we use genetic, immunohistochemical and transcriptional immunoprofiling, computational biophysics, and functional assays to identify T-cell antigens in long-term survivors of pancreatic cancer. Using whole-exome sequencing and in silico neoantigen prediction, we found that tumours with both the highest neoantigen number and the most abundant CD8(+) T-cell infiltrates, but neither alone, stratified patients with the longest survival...
November 8, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130386/searching-for-god-illness-related-mortality-threats-and-religious-search-volume-in-google-in-16-nations
#16
Brett W Pelham, Mitsuru Shimizu, Jamie Arndt, Mauricio Carvallo, Sheldon Solomon, Jeff Greenberg
We tested predictions about religiosity and terror management processes in 16 nations. Specifically, we examined weekly variation in Google search volume in each nation for 12 years (all weeks for which data were available). In all 16 nations, higher than usual weekly Google search volume for life-threatening illnesses (cancer, diabetes, and hypertension) predicted increases in search volume for religious content (e.g., God, Jesus, prayer) in the following week. This effect held up after controlling for (a) recent past and annual variation in religious search volume, (b) increases in search volume associated with religious holidays, and (c) variation in searches for a non-life-threatening illness ("sore throat")...
November 1, 2017: Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129955/a-comparative-analysis-of-bioethical-issues-from-view-points-of-religious-affairs-administration-in-turkey-roman-catholicism-and-orthodox-judaism
#17
Cemal Huseyin Güvercin, Kerim M Munir
The arguments set forth by religious authority are important since they play a crucial role in shaping the social values of the public and influence the decision of individuals in practice pertaining to bioethical issues. The Religious Affairs Administration (RAA) was established at the inception of the Republic of Turkey in 1924 to guide religious considerations moving out of the Ottoman caliphate to a secular bioethical framework. In this article, the bioethical views of the RAA under Islamic tradition is examined and contrasted with those influenced by the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Judaic traditions...
July 2017: Acta Bioethica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125803/religiosity-and-the-concept-of-god-moderate-the-relationship-between-the-type-of-trauma-posttraumatic-cognitions-and-mental-health
#18
Justyna Kucharska
The aim of the study was to examine the role of religiosity as a moderator in the relationships between trauma, posttraumatic cognitions and mental health. A one-dimensional measure of religiosity and a multidimensional "concept of god" measure were used; sexual and non-sexual traumatic events were assessed and posttraumatic cognitions related to either sexual or non-sexual trauma were taken into account. A total of 337 females from Poland participated in the cross-sectional study. It was predicted that the relationships between sexual trauma and mental health would be stronger in religious individuals - this hypothesis was supported in the case of negative mental health (PTSD, z = -1...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Trauma & Dissociation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118434/supernatural-belief-is-not-modulated-by-intuitive-thinking-style-or-cognitive-inhibition
#19
Miguel Farias, Valerie van Mulukom, Guy Kahane, Ute Kreplin, Anna Joyce, Pedro Soares, Lluis Oviedo, Mathilde Hernu, Karolina Rokita, Julian Savulescu, Riikka Möttönen
According to the Intuitive Belief Hypothesis, supernatural belief relies heavily on intuitive thinking-and decreases when analytic thinking is engaged. After pointing out various limitations in prior attempts to support this Intuitive Belief Hypothesis, we test it across three new studies using a variety of paradigms, ranging from a pilgrimage field study to a neurostimulation experiment. In all three studies, we found no relationship between intuitive or analytical thinking and supernatural belief. We conclude that it is premature to explain belief in gods as 'intuitive', and that other factors, such as socio-cultural upbringing, are likely to play a greater role in the emergence and maintenance of supernatural belief than cognitive style...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116124/monocytes-from-patients-with-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia-show-enhanced-inflammatory-properties-and-produce-higher-levels-of-pro-inflammatory-cytokines
#20
M Cockx, M Gouwy, P Ruytinx, I Lodewijckx, A Van Hout, S Knoops, N Pörtner, I Ronsse, L Vanbrabant, V Godding, K De Boeck, J Van Damme, M Boon, S Struyf
Patients with Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) suffer from recurrent upper and lower airway infections due to defects in the cilia present on the respiratory epithelium. Since chronic inflammatory conditions can cause changes in innate immune responses, we investigated whether monocytes isolated from the peripheral blood of pediatric PCD patients respond differently to inflammatory stimuli, compared to monocytes from healthy children and adults. The receptor for C5a (C5aR) was upregulated in PCD, whereas expression levels of the leukocyte chemoattractant receptors CCR1, CCR2, CCR5, BLT1 and FPR1 on PCD monocytes were similar to those on monocytes from healthy individuals...
November 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
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