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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923938/benefits-and-risks-of-diversification-for-individual-fishers
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Sean C Anderson, Eric J Ward, Andrew O Shelton, Milo D Adkison, Anne H Beaudreau, Richard E Brenner, Alan C Haynie, Jennifer C Shriver, Jordan T Watson, Benjamin C Williams
Individuals relying on natural resource extraction for their livelihood face high income variability driven by a mix of environmental, biological, management, and economic factors. Key to managing these industries is identifying how regulatory actions and individual behavior affect income variability, financial risk, and, by extension, the economic stability and the sustainable use of natural resources. In commercial fisheries, communities and vessels fishing a greater diversity of species have less revenue variability than those fishing fewer species...
September 18, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923925/exposure-to-seismic-air-gun-signals-causes-physiological-harm-and-alters-behavior-in-the-scallop-pecten-fumatus
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Ryan D Day, Robert D McCauley, Quinn P Fitzgibbon, Klaas Hartmann, Jayson M Semmens
Seismic surveys map the seabed using intense, low-frequency sound signals that penetrate kilometers into the Earth's crust. Little is known regarding how invertebrates, including economically and ecologically important bivalves, are affected by exposure to seismic signals. In a series of field-based experiments, we investigate the impact of exposure to seismic surveys on scallops, using measurements of physiological and behavioral parameters to determine whether exposure may cause mass mortality or result in other sublethal effects...
September 18, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923487/furcation-and-fusion-the-phylogenetics-of-evolutionary-novelty
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Todd H Oakley
Novelty and innovation are fundamental yet relatively understudied concepts in evolution. We may study the history and provenance of novelty using phylogenetics, where key questions include when evolution occurs by tree-like branching and when it occurs by movement of distantly related parts in processes akin to horizontal transfer. Perfectly vertical inheritance, often an assumption of evolutionary trees, requires simultaneous co-duplication of the parts of a duplicating or speciating (processes I collectively call 'furcating') biological feature...
September 15, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923192/sickness-absenteeism-is-associated-with-sleep-problems-independent-of-sleep-disorders-results-of-the-2016-sleep-health-foundation-national-survey
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Amy C Reynolds, Sarah L Appleton, Tiffany K Gill, Anne W Taylor, R Douglas McEvoy, Sally A Ferguson, Robert J Adams
INTRODUCTION: Sleep disorders are associated with sickness absenteeism (SA), at significant economic cost. Correlates of absenteeism are less well described in nonclinical samples. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: We determined the relationship between markers of inadequate sleep and SA in a sample of 551 working adults aged ≥18 years across Australia. We considered diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and insomnia symptoms, daytime symptoms, and sleepiness with respect to sickness absenteeism (missing ≥1 day of work in the past 28 days because of problems with physical or mental health)...
October 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922652/a-pilot-study-of-loss-aversion-for-drug-and-non-drug-commodities-in-cocaine-users
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Justin C Strickland, Joshua S Beckmann, Craig R Rush, William W Stoops
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies in behavioral economics have demonstrated that individuals are more sensitive to the prospect of a loss than a gain (i.e., loss aversion). Although loss aversion has been well described in "healthy" populations, little research exists in individuals with substance use disorders. This gap is notable considering the prominent role that choice and decision-making play in drug use. The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate loss aversion in active cocaine users...
September 12, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919559/adipokinetic-hormone-receptor-gene-identification-and-its-role-in-triacylglycerol-mobilization-and-sexual-behavior-in-the-oriental-fruit-fly-bactrocera-dorsalis
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Qiu-Li Hou, Er-Hu Chen, Hong-Bo Jiang, Dan-Dan Wei, Shun-Hua Gui, Jin-Jun Wang, Guy Smagghe
Energy homeostasis requires continuous compensation for fluctuations in energy expenditure and availability of food resources. In insects, energy mobilization is under control of the adipokinetic hormone (AKH) where it is regulating the nutritional status by supporting the mobilization of lipids. In this study, we characterized the gene coding for the AKH receptor (AKHR) and investigated its function in the oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis) that is economically one of the most important pest insects of tropical and subtropical fruit...
September 15, 2017: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918938/social-dynamics-with-space-structure-comment-on-modeling-human-behavior-in-economics-and-social-science-by-marina-dolfin-leone-leonida-and-nisrine-outada
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Nadia Chouhad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: Physics of Life Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918712/anger-promotes-economic-conservatism
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Keri L Kettle, Anthony Salerno
Research suggests that certain facets of people's political ideals can be motivated by different goals. Although it is widely accepted that emotions motivate goal-directed behavior, less is known about how emotion-specific goals may influence different facets of ideology. In this research, we examine how anger affects political ideology and through what mechanisms such effects occur. Drawing on the dual-process motivational model of ideology and the functionalist perspective of emotion, we propose that anger leads people to support conservative economic ideals, which promote economic independence and discourage societal resource sharing...
October 2017: Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916376/transcriptome-profiling-of-the-plutella-xylostella-lepidoptera-plutellidae-ovary-reveals-genes-involved-in-oogenesis
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Lu Peng, Lei Wang, Yi-Fan Yang, Ming-Min Zou, Wei-Yi He, Yue Wang, Qing Wang, Liette Vasseur, Min-Sheng You
BACKGROUND: As a specialized organ, the insect ovary performs valuable functions by ensuring fecundity and population survival. Oogenesis is the complex physiological process resulting in the production of mature eggs, which are involved in epigenetic programming, germ cell behavior, cell cycle regulation, etc. Identification of the genes involved in ovary development and oogenesis is critical to better understand the reproductive biology and screening the potential molecular targets in Plutella xylostella, a worldwide destructive pest of economically major crops...
September 12, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916234/regulatory-capture-and-financial-crisis-comment-on-modeling-human-behavior-in-economics-and-social-science-by-marina-dolfin-leone-leonida-and-nisrina-outada
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George Kapetanios, Eleonora Muzzupappa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 8, 2017: Physics of Life Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914154/the-failure-of-null-hypothesis-significance-testing-when-studying-incremental-changes-and-what-to-do-about-it
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Andrew Gelman
A standard mode of inference in social and behavioral science is to establish stylized facts using statistical significance in quantitative studies. However, in a world in which measurements are noisy and effects are small, this will not work: selection on statistical significance leads to effect sizes which are overestimated and often in the wrong direction. After a brief discussion of two examples, one in economics and one in social psychology, we consider the procedural solution of open postpublication review, the design solution of devoting more effort to accurate measurements and within-person comparisons, and the statistical analysis solution of multilevel modeling and reporting all results rather than selection on significance...
September 1, 2017: Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914094/quality-assessment-of-economic-evaluations-of-suicide-and-self-harm-interventions
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Lizell Bustamante Madsen, Michael Eddleston, Kristian Schultz Hansen, Flemming Konradsen
BACKGROUND: Death following self-harm constitutes a major global public health challenge and there is an urgent need for governments to implement cost-effective, national suicide prevention strategies. AIM: To conduct a systematic review and quality appraisal of the economic evaluations of interventions aimed at preventing suicidal behavior. METHOD: A systematic literature search was performed in several literature databases to identify relevant articles published from 2003 to 2016...
September 15, 2017: Crisis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911961/sociocultural-considerations-in-juvenile-arthritis-a-review
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REVIEW
Kimberly A Lewis, Sharon A Brown, Stefano Tiziani, Ruy Carrasco
PROBLEM: Juvenile Arthritis (JA) is one of the most common autoimmune diseases in children. A variety of sociocultural factors that influence health outcomes in children with JA have been examined in previous research. However, clinical guidelines to guide the care of these children lack support because this research has not been systematically examined and synthesized. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Primary research articles from five internet databases were included if they were peer-reviewed articles in English of studies conducted in the U...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910128/future-so-bright-delay-discounting-and-consideration-of-future-consequences-predict-academic-performance-among-college-drinkers
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Samuel F Acuff, Kathryn E Soltis, Ashley A Dennhardt, Brian Borsari, Matthew P Martens, James G Murphy
College student drinking is a major public health concern and can result in a range of negative consequences, from acute health risks to decreased academic performance and drop out. Harm reduction interventions have been developed to reduce problems associated with drinking but there is a need to identify specific risk/protective factors related to academic performance among college drinkers. Behavioral economics suggests that chronic alcohol misuse reflects a dysregulated behavioral process or reinforcer pathology-alcohol is overvalued and the value of prosocial rewards are sharply discounted due, in part, to their delay...
September 14, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905326/circadian-rhythms-sleep-and-cognitive-skills-evidence-from-an-unsleeping-giant
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Osea Giuntella, Wei Han, Fabrizio Mazzonna
This study analyzes the effects of sleep duration on cognitive skills and depression symptoms of older workers in urban China. Cognitive skills and mental health have been associated with sleep duration and are known to be strongly related to economic behavior and performance. However, causal evidence is lacking, and little is known about sleep deprivation in developing countries. We exploit the relationship between circadian rhythms and bedtime to identify the effects of sleep using sunset time as an instrument...
September 13, 2017: Demography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905048/social-determinants-of-health-violent-radicalization-and-terrorism-a-public-health-perspective
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REVIEW
Héctor E Alcalá, Mienah Zulfacar Sharif, Goleen Samari
Background: Terrorism-related deaths are at an all-time high as there were 32,685 and 29,376 terrorism-related deaths in 2014 and 2015, respectively. Terrorism is defined as the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims. Terrorism is detrimental for mental health, premature mortality, and economic losses and undermines the central tenets of public health to improve the health and well-being of populations. Despite the impact terrorism has on avoidable morbidity and mortality, population health research largely overlooks social determinants of terrorism and risk factors that contribute to terrorist activities...
2017: Health Equity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903895/putting-the-focus-back-on-the-patient-how-privacy-concerns-affect-personal-health-information-sharing-intentions
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Mohamed Abdelhamid, Joana Gaia, G Lawrence Sanders
BACKGROUND: Health care providers are driven by greater participation and systemic cost savings irrespective of benefits to individual patients derived from sharing Personal Health Information (PHI). Protecting PHI is a critical issue in the sharing of health care information systems; yet, there is very little literature examining the topic of sharing PHI electronically. A good overview of the regulatory, privacy, and societal barriers to sharing PHI can be found in the 2009 Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903738/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-physical-activity-with-individual-goal-setting-and-volunteer-mentors-to-overcome-sedentary-lifestyle-in-older-adults-at-risk-of-cognitive-decline-the-indigo-trial-protocol
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Kay L Cox, Elizabeth V Cyarto, Christopher Etherton-Beer, Kathryn A Ellis, Helman Alfonso, Linda Clare, Danny Liew, David Ames, Leon Flicker, Osvaldo P Almeida, Dina LoGiudice, Nicola T Lautenschlager
BACKGROUND: Increasing physical activity (PA) effectively in those who are inactive is challenging. For those who have subjective memory complaints (SMC) or mild cognitive impairment (MCI) this is a greater challenge necessitating the need for more engaging and innovative approaches. The primary aim of this trial is to determine whether a home-based 6-month PA intervention with individual goal-setting and peer mentors (GM-PA) can significantly increase PA levels in insufficiently active older adults at increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
September 13, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899223/triggers-for-attempted-suicide-in-istanbul-youth-with-special-reference-to-their-socio-demographic-background
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Türkan Akkaya-Kalayci, Nestor D Kapusta, Dietmar Winkler, Oswald D Kothgassner, Christian Popow, Zeliha Özlü-Erkilic
OBJECTIVE: Suicidal behavior of young people is a topic of utmost importance because suicide is irreversible, and should be prevented. Knowing about the psychosocial background and the triggering events could help in preventing suicidal behavior. We therefore aimed at identifying psychosocial factors that may trigger suicidal behavior in youth. METHODS: We analyzed retrospectively the standardized records of 2232 youths aged ≤25 years, who were treated after a suicide attempt at emergency units of public hospitals in Istanbul, Turkey during a period of 1 year...
September 12, 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898979/obesity-pathogenesis-an-endocrine-society-scientific-statement
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Michael W Schwartz, Randy J Seeley, Lori M Zeltser, Adam Drewnowski, Eric Ravussin, Leanne M Redman, Rudolph L Leibel
Obesity is among the most common and costly chronic disorders worldwide. Estimates suggest that in the United States obesity affects one-third of adults, accounts for up to one-third of total mortality, is concentrated among lower income groups, and increasingly affects children as well as adults. A lack of effective options for long-term weight reduction magnifies the enormity of this problem; individuals who successfully complete behavioral and dietary weight-loss programs eventually regain most of the lost weight...
August 1, 2017: Endocrine Reviews
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