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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749587/regional-survey-supports-national-initiative-for-water-only-schools-in-new-zealand
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Osman David Mansoor, Rukhsana Ali, Ruth Richards
OBJECTIVE: To support a national initiative to remove sugary drinks from schools and limit drinks to water or unflavoured milk ('water-only'). METHODS: We emailed all 201 schools with primary school aged children in the Greater Wellington region with a survey on (1) current status of, (2) support needs for, and (3) barriers to or lessons learned from, a 'water-only' school policy. RESULTS: Only 78 (39%) of schools responded. Most supported 'water-only': 22 (28%) had implemented a policy; 10 (13%) in process of doing so; 22 (28%) were considering it; and 12 (15%) were 'water-only', but did not have a policy...
July 27, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749562/school-based-systems-change-for-obesity-prevention-in-adolescents-outcomes-of-the-australian-capital-territory-it-s-your-move
#2
Mary Malakellis, Erin Hoare, Andrew Sanigorski, Nicholas Crooks, Steven Allender, Melanie Nichols, Boyd Swinburn, Cal Chikwendu, Paul M Kelly, Solveig Petersen, Lynne Millar
OBJECTIVE: The Australian Capital Territory 'It's Your Move!' (ACT-IYM) was a three-year (2012-2014) systems intervention to prevent obesity among adolescents. METHODS: The ACT-IYM project involved three intervention schools and three comparison schools and targeted secondary students aged 12-16 years. The intervention consisted of multiple initiatives at individual, community, and school policy level to support healthier nutrition and physical activity. Intervention school-specific objectives related to increasing active transport, increasing time spent physically active at school, and supporting mental wellbeing...
July 27, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749539/indigenous-health-program-evaluation-design-and-methods-in-australia-a-systematic-review-of-the-evidence
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Kamalini Lokuge, Katherine Thurber, Bianca Calabria, Meg Davis, Kathryn McMahon, Lauren Sartor, Raymond Lovett, Jill Guthrie, Emily Banks
OBJECTIVE: Indigenous Australians experience a disproportionately higher burden of disease compared to non-Indigenous Australians. High-quality evaluation of Indigenous health programs is required to inform health and health services improvement. We aimed to quantify methodological and other characteristics of Australian Indigenous health program evaluations published in the peer-reviewed literature. METHODS: Systematic review of peer-reviewed literature (November 2009-2014) on Indigenous health program evaluation...
July 27, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749488/trends-in-provider-initiated-versus-spontaneous-preterm-deliveries-2004-2013
#4
M L Ada, M R Hacker, T H Golen, M J Haviland, S A Shainker, H H Burris
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were as follows: (i) to estimate the proportion of preterm deliveries at a tertiary perinatal center that were provider-initiated versus spontaneous before and after a 2009 policy to reduce elective early-term deliveries, and (ii)to evaluate whether shifts in type of preterm delivery varied by race/ethnicity. METHOD: We performed a retrospective cohort study of preterm deliveries over a 10-year period, 2004 to 2013, including detailed review of 929 of 5566 preterm deliveries, to designate each delivery as provider-initiated or spontaneous...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749486/milestones-and-controversies-in-maternal-and-child-health-examining-a-brief-history-of-micronutrient-fortification-in-the-us
#5
A Deavenport-Saman, A Britt, K Smith, R A Jacobs
Fortification of our food and drinking supply has decreased morbidity rates related to micronutrient deficiencies among mothers and their children, particularly during the perinatal and neonatal periods of development. The purpose of this historical review is to examine the impact of public policy changes related to micronutrient fortification. We provide a historical investigation of achievements and controversies related to iodine, vitamin D, fluoride and folic acid fortifications in our food and drinking supply...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749449/food-sources-of-sodium-intake-in-an-adult-mexican-population-a-sub-analysis-of-the-salmex-study
#6
Eloisa Colin-Ramirez, Ángeles Espinosa-Cuevas, Paola Vanessa Miranda-Alatriste, Verónica Ivette Tovar-Villegas, JoAnne Arcand, Ricardo Correa-Rotter
Excessive dietary sodium intake increases blood pressure and cardiovascular risk. In Western diets, the majority of dietary sodium comes from packaged and prepared foods (≈75%); however, in Mexico there is no available data on the main food sources of dietary sodium. The main objective of this study was to identify and characterize the major food sources of dietary sodium in a sample of the Mexican Salt and Mexico (SALMEX) cohort. Adult male and female participants of the SALMEX study who provided a complete and valid three-day food record during the baseline visit were included...
July 27, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749314/designing-health-information-technology-tools-to-prevent-gaps-in-public-health-insurance
#7
Jennifer D Hall, Rose L Harding, Jennifer E DeVoe, Rachel Gold, Heather Angier, Aleksandra Sumic, Christine A Nelson, Sonja Likumahuwa-Ackman, Deborah J Cohen
BACKGROUND: Changes in health insurance policies have increased coverage opportunities, but enrollees are required to annually reapply for benefits which, if not managed appropriately, can lead to insurance gaps. Electronic health records (EHRs) can automate processes for assisting patients with health insurance enrollment and re-enrollment. OBJECTIVE: We describe community health centers' (CHC) workflow, documentation, and tracking needs for assisting families with insurance application processes, and the health information technology (IT) tool components that were developed to meet those needs...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749051/genomic-justice-and-imagined-communities
#8
Ernesto Schwartz-Marin
In this issue of the Hastings Center Report, Maya Sabatello and Paul Appelbaum explore the assumptions about community embedded in the U.S. Precision Medicine Initiative, which aims to recruit donor-partners who reflect the United States' racial and ethnic diversity. As Sabatello and Appelbaum discuss, the initiative is like other national biobanking efforts in bringing to life an imagined genetic community in need of critical attention, and given the public-private forms of partnership at the heart of the PMI, such efforts could become avenues to deepen existing inequalities rather than to alleviate them...
July 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748587/from-risk-and-harm-reduction-to-decriminalizing-abortion-the-uruguayan-model-for-women-s-rights
#9
Leonel Briozzo
OBJECTIVE: To describe public policies, social actions, particularly those of obstetricians/gynecologists, and changes in abortion-related legislation in the different historical periods between 1990 and 2015, and to analyze temporal correlations with a reduction in maternal mortality. METHODS: The 1990-2015 period was divided into three different stages to permit evaluation of the legislation, health regulations, healthcare system, and professional practices related to the care provided in cases of unsafe abortion: 1990-2001, characterized by illegality and the healthcare system's denial of abortion; 2001-2012, when the model for reducing the risk and harm of unsafe abortions was developed; and 2012-2015, when abortion was finally decriminalized...
August 2016: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748584/a-replication-of-the-uruguayan-model-in-the-province-of-buenos-aires-argentina-as-a-public-policy-for-reducing-abortion-related-maternal-mortality
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Marisa G Matía, Eugenia C Trumper, Nery Orlando Fures, Jimena Orchuela
OBJECTIVE: To describe the application of the risk and harm reduction model at primary care level to decrease the mortality due to unsafe abortion in the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and evaluate the results. METHODS: The services offered at primary health units to women undergoing abortion are described-first, only risk reduction and later, legal termination of the pregnancy-including their evolution between 2010 and 2015. The changes in abortion-related maternal mortality are also evaluated...
August 2016: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748583/overall-and-abortion-related-maternal-mortality-rates-in-uruguay-over-the-past-25-years-and-their-association-with-policies-and-actions-aimed-at-protecting-women-s-rights
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Leonel Briozzo, Rodolfo Gómez Ponce de León, Giselle Tomasso, Anibal Faúndes
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate changes in maternal mortality rates in Uruguay over the past 25 years, as well as their distribution by cause, and their temporal relationship with social changes and Human Development Index (HDI) indicators. METHODS: Data on maternal mortality obtained directly from the Uruguayan Ministry of Public Health for the 2001 to 2015 period were analyzed together with data from the United Nations Inter-Agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation for the 1990 to 2015 period...
August 2016: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748064/publication-practices-and-responsible-authorship-a-review-article
#12
REVIEW
Elvis E Tarkang, Margaret Kweku, Francis B Zotor
Dissemination of research findings through the publication of one's work or a group of contributors is an important part of the research process, as this allows the passing on of benefits to a much wider community. In whatever evocative form this dissemination may take, the onus lies on the author(s) to ensure adherence to the code of ethics as it pertains to the integrity of the information being put out. We publish because we want our findings to be adapted into practice and application, or in some cases may be relevant to policy makers in decision-making...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Public Health in Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748002/high-levels-of-circulating-folate-concentrations-are-associated-with-dna-methylation-of-tumor-suppressor-and-repair-genes-p16-mlh1-and-mgmt-in-elderly-chileans
#13
Hugo Sanchez, Mohammad B Hossain, Lydia Lera, Sandra Hirsch, Cecilia Albala, Ricardo Uauy, Karin Broberg, Ana M Ronco
BACKGROUND: Changes in DNA methylation, one of the most studied epigenetic mechanisms, are considered an initial marker for early cancer detection. We evaluated how availability of dietary factors (folates and vitamin B12) involved in one-carbon metabolism may contribute to DNA methylation changes of cancer-related genes in human subjects. METHODS: We studied, by pyrosequencing, the methylation of tumor suppressor gene p16, DNA repair genes MLH1 and MGMT, and the repetitive element LINE-1 (as a surrogate for global DNA methylation), in blood of elderly individuals (n = 249) who had been exposed to folic acid (FA) through FA-fortified wheat flour during the last 12 years...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747173/uptake-of-external-cephalic-version-for-term-breech-presentation-an-australian-population-study-2002-2012
#14
Yu Sun Bin, Christine L Roberts, Michael C Nicholl, Jane B Ford
BACKGROUND: The safety, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of external cephalic version (ECV) for term breech presentation has been demonstrated. Clinical guidelines recommend ECV for all eligible women, but the uptake of this procedure in the Australian healthcare setting is unknown. This study aimed to describe ECV uptake in New South Wales, the most populous state of Australia, during 2002 to 2012. METHODS: Data from routine hospital and birth records were used to identify ECVs conducted at ≥36 weeks' gestation...
July 26, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746751/cancer-donor-preferences-for-disposition-of-their-biospecimens-after-biobank-closure
#15
Samuel C Allen, Margie D Dixon, Jeffrey M Switchenko, Rebecca D Pentz
BACKGROUND: Biobank funding is unstable and biobank administrators are concerned about loss of funding and subsequent biobank closure. Nevertheless, only a minority of biobanks have policies regarding the distribution or destruction of tissue if the biobank were to close. To the authors' knowledge, the current study is the first to report on the preferences of oncology biospecimen donors regarding the handling of their biospecimens in the event of biobank closure. METHODS: A total of 98 biospecimen donors who were diagnosed with cancer at the Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence at Grady Memorial Hospital or the Winship Cancer Institute were interviewed concerning their preferences for the handling of their biospecimens in the event of biobank closure...
July 26, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746500/domestic-violence-against-children-and-adolescents-social-support-network-perspectives
#16
Diene Monique Carlos, Elisabete Matallo Marchesini De Pádua, Maria Isabel Domingues Fernandes, Maria Neto da Cruz Leitão, Maria das Graças Carvalho Ferriani
Objective: To identify and analyze the social support network of families involved in violence against children and adolescents, from the perspective of health professionals and families in a municipality of the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Methods: This was a qualitative strategic social study, anchored in the paradigm of complexity. Data were collected from 41 health professionals and 15 families using institutional or personal network maps, and semi-structured interviews...
July 20, 2017: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746347/is-there-a-correlation-between-socioeconomic-disparity-and-functional-outcome-after-acute-ischemic-stroke
#17
Tian Song, Yuesong Pan, Ruoling Chen, Hao Li, Xingquan Zhao, Liping Liu, Chunxue Wang, Yilong Wang, Yongjun Wang
BACKGROUND: To investigate the impact of low socioeconomic status (SES), indicated by low level of education, occupation and income, on 3 months functional outcome after ischemic stroke. METHODS: We analyzed data from the China National Stroke Registry (CNSR), a multicenter and prospective registry of consecutive patients with acute cerebrovascular events occurred between September 2007 and August 2008. 11226 patients with ischemic stroke had SES and clinical characteristics data collected at baseline and mRS measured as indicator of functional outcome in 3 months follow up...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746007/learning-and-doing-working-with-fromm-and-applying-what-i-learned
#18
Michael Maccoby
From 1960 to 1970 Erich Fromm was my teacher, analyst, and colleague. For the next ten years, we regularly corresponded about our work and views of public policy. As my analyst, Fromm had strengths and weaknesses. He influenced my research and practice on leadership and on transforming organizations to further both productivity and human development. His concepts can help us understand the current global political and cultural crisis that, while rooted in profound historic social, economic, and technological change, calls for depth psychological insights...
August 2017: Psychoanalytic Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745961/the-benefits-of-interprofessional-education-10-years-on
#19
Paul Illingworth, Sonya Chelvanayagam
Interprofessional education (IPE) was first conceived in 1973 by a World Health Organization (WHO) expert group in Geneva. WHO member states were then charged with implementing medical education IPE pilot projects and from then to today there has a been a rapid proliferation in the number of publications on the subject. IPE has generated research into its use, conferences specific to IPE, organisations dedicated to it and policy championing it. The authors question whether there has been any major shift in the silos in which different professions might be working...
July 27, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745904/burden-of-skin-and-subcutaneous-diseases-in-iran-and-neighboring-countries-results-from-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2015
#20
Chante Karimkhani, Robert P Dellavalle, Seyed M Karimi, Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar, Farshad Pourmalek, Aliasghar A Kiadaliri, Mohammad Ali Sahraian, Gholamreza Roshandel, Seyed Mohammad Fereshtehnejad, Mostafa Qorbani, Amir Radfar, Maryam S Farvid, Hamid Asayesh, Sadaf G Sepanlou, Shirin Djalalinia, Amir Kasaeian, Jagdish Khubchandani, Reza Malekzadeh, Maziar Moradi-Lakeh, Kristopher J Krohn, Ali H Mokdad, Theo Vos, Mohsen Naghavi
BACKGROUND: Iran and its neighboring countries represent four world regions with unique cultures and geography. Skin diseases span a wide diversity of etiologies including infectious, inflammatory, autoimmune, vascular, neurogenic, and oncologic. The Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) 2015 measures the burden from skin diseases in 195 countries. METHODS: Epidemiologic data were collected from literature review, survey data, and hospital inpatient/outpatient claims data...
July 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
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