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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087545/predictors-of-public-support-for-nutrition-focused-policy-systems-and-environmental-change-strategies-in-los-angeles-county-2013
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Brenda Robles, Tony Kuo
BACKGROUND: Since 2010, federal and local agencies have invested broadly in a variety of nutrition-focused policy, systems and environmental change (PSE) initiatives in Los Angeles County (LAC). To date, little is known about whether the public supports such efforts. We address this gap in the literature by examining predictors of support for a variety of PSEs. METHODS: Voters residing in LAC (n=1007) were randomly selected to participate in a cross-sectional telephone survey commissioned by the LAC Department of Public Health...
January 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076591/urban-versus-rural-lifestyle-in-adolescents-associations-between-environment-physical-activity-levels-and-sedentary-behavior
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Manuela Ferreira Regis, Luciano Machado Ferreira Tenório de Oliveira, Ana Raquel Mendes Dos Santos, Ameliane da Conceição Reubens Leonidio, Paula Rejane Beserra Diniz, Clara Maria Silvestre Monteiro de Freitas
Objective: To analyze the levels of physical activity and sedentary behavior in adolescents living in urban and rural areas. Methods: An epidemiological, cross-section study with quantitative design, carried out at the regional level. The sample comprised 6,234 students aged 14 to 19 years, selected using random cluster sampling. The χ2 test and binary logistic regression were used in the analysis. Results: A total of 74.5% of adolescents lived in urban areas...
October 2016: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027484/alcohol-use-screening-and-intervention-by-american-primary-care-providers
#3
Ethan Sahker, Stephan Arndt
BACKGROUND: Regular/chronic drinking, defined by five or more drinks in one sitting on each of five or more occasions in the past 30 days, is a significant problem contributing to negative health outcomes, morbidity, and mortality. Regular/chronic and heavy episodic drinking largely goes undetected by primary care providers due to a lack of screening and intervention. The present study explores the extent to which healthcare practitioners screen for alcohol use, provide interventions, and refer to treatment across different types of drinkers...
December 24, 2016: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005434/a-feasibility-study-on-smartphone-accelerometer-based-recognition-of-household-activities-and-influence-of-smartphone-position
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Vincenzo Della Mea, Omar Quattrin, Maria Parpinel
BACKGROUND: Obesity and physical inactivity are the most important risk factors for chronic diseases. The present study aimed at (i) developing and testing a method for classifying household activities based on a smartphone accelerometer; (ii) evaluating the influence of smartphone position; and (iii) evaluating the acceptability of wearing a smartphone for activity recognition. METHODS: An Android application was developed to record accelerometer data and calculate descriptive features on 5-second time blocks, then classified with nine algorithms...
December 22, 2016: Informatics for Health & Social Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991482/the-effects-of-unstable-surface-balance-training-on-postural-sway-stability-functional-ability-and-flexibility-in-women
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Svetlana Nepocatych, Caroline J Ketcham, Srikant Vallabhajosula, Gytis Balilionis
BACKGROUND: This study examined the effects of balance training routine, using both sides utilized balance trainer (BOSU) and aerobic step (STEP) on postural sway and functional ability in middle-aged women. METHODS: Twenty-seven females participated in the study, age 40.6 ± 12.0 years, body mass 72.0 ± 14.0 kg, height 164.0 ± 7.7 cm, BMI 26.5 ± 4.5 kg/m2, and relative body fat 33.1 ± 7.4%. Participants were divided into two groups and performed progressive exercise routine on either STEP or BOSU for three weeks...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984474/importance-of-initiating-a-tummy-time-intervention-early-in-infants-with-down-syndrome
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Erin E Wentz
PURPOSE: This study compared differences in motor development in infants with Down syndrome beginning a tummy time intervention before 11 weeks of age and after 11 weeks of age. METHODS: Nineteen infants with Down syndrome participated in tummy time until they could independently transition in and out of sitting. Motor development was assessed monthly using the Bayley III Motor Scales and compared between the groups. RESULTS: A difference in motor development between early and late groups is apparent 1, 2, and 3 months following intervention initiation...
January 2017: Pediatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940025/priming-biological-motion-changes-extrapersonal-space-categorization
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Chiara Fini, Lara Bardi, Nikolaus F Troje, Giorgia Committeri, Marcel Brass
Recent results have shown that the way we categorize space varies as a function of the frame of reference. If the reference frame (RF) is another person vs. an object, the distance is judged as reduced. It has been suggested that such an effect is due to the spontaneous processing of the other's motor potentialities. To investigate the impact of movement representation on space perception, we used biological motion displays as a prime for a spatial categorization task. In Exp. 1, participants were presented with a point-light walker or a scrambled motion, and then judged the location ("Near" or "Far") of a target with a human body or an inanimate object as RF...
January 2017: Acta Psychologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919432/comparison-of-the-backjoy-sitsmart-relief-and-spine-buddy-lt1-h-c-ergonomic-chair-supports-on-short-term-neck-and-back-pain
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John Ward, Jesse Coats
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to perform a needs assessment to determine whether short-term use of BackJoy SitSmart Relief and Spine Buddy LT1 H/C chair supports influences neck, upper back, and lower back pain. METHODS: Forty-eight college students (age, 27.5 ± 6.3 years; height, 1.72 ± 0.08 m; body mass, 78.7 ± 19.8 kg; time seated that day, 4.3 ± 2.8 hours; means ± SD) were recruited for this study. The Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire was used to measure pain for the neck, upper back, and lower back regions...
January 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862644/bilateral-experimental-neck-pain-reorganize-axioscapular-muscle-coordination-and-pain-sensitivity
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S W Christensen, R P Hirata, T Graven-Nielsen
BACKGROUND: Neck pain is a large clinical problem where reorganized trunk and axioscapular muscle activities have been hypothesised contributing to pain persistence and pain hypersensitivity. This study investigated the effects of bilateral experimental neck pain on trunk and axioscapular muscle function and pain sensitivity. METHODS: In 25 healthy volunteers, bilateral experimental neck pain was induced in the splenius capitis muscles by hypertonic saline injections...
November 11, 2016: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855716/kinematic-analysis-of-posterior-stabilized-total-knee-arthroplasty-during-standing-up-from-and-sitting-down-on-a-chair
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Takatomo Mine, Kenji Hoshi, Kazuyoshi Gamada, Koichiro Ihara, Hiroyuki Kawamura, Ryutaro Kuriyama, Ryo Date
BACKGROUND: Total knee arthroplasty is effective to regain quality of life. Standing up from and sitting down on a chair and stair stepping motion are important in daily living. We previously reported in vivo kinematics of this implant during a stepping exercise. The purpose of this analysis was to assess in vivo knee motion during standing up from and sitting down on a chair and determine the motion pattern in patients with the unique knee prosthesis. METHODS: A total of 15 patients implanted with Bi-Surface PS were assessed during standing up from and sitting down on a chair...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848731/results-from-scotland-s-2016-report-card-on-physical-activity-for-children-and-youth
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John J Reilly, Avril Johnstone, Geraldine McNeill, Adrienne R Hughes
BACKGROUND: The 2016 Active Healthy Kids Scotland Report Card aims to improve surveillance of physical activity (PA), facilitate international comparisons, and encourage evidence-informed PA and health policy. METHODS: Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card methodology was used: a search for data on child and adolescent PA and health published after the 2013 Scottish Report Card was carried out. Data sources were considered for grading if based on representative samples with prevalence estimates made using methods with low bias...
November 2016: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844315/the-influence-of-power-and-intimacy-sexual-motives-on-sexual-position-preference-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-china
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Yin Xu, Yong Zheng
We examined the sexual motives underlying sexual self-labels among Chinese men who have sex with men. A total of 60 bottoms, 120 versatiles, and 48 tops participated in a Web-based survey. Our results showed that tops were more likely to desire exerting power over their partners during sex, while bottoms were more likely to desire being overpowered by their partners. There were no significant sexual self-label differences in the sexual motives of wanting intimacy and the desire for pleasure. The intimacy and power ratings differed across sexual activities and sex positions...
November 14, 2016: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833843/is-frequency-of-fast-food-and-sit-down-restaurant-eating-occasions-differentially-associated-with-less-healthful-eating-habits
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Michael A Close, Leslie A Lytle, Anthony J Viera
Studies have shown that frequency of fast food restaurant eating and sit-down restaurant eating is differentially associated with nutrient intakes and biometric outcomes. The objective of this study was to examine whether frequency of fast food and sit-down restaurant eating occasions was differentially associated with less healthful eating habits, independent of demographic characteristics. Data were collected from participants in 2015 enrolled in a worksite nutrition intervention trial (n = 388) in North Carolina who completed self-administered questionnaires at baseline...
December 2016: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833289/premenarchal-labia-minora-hypertrophy
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Karoon Agrawal, Pankaj Kumar Patel, Shamendra Anand Sahu
Labia minora hypertrophy is a relatively uncommon surgical entity being popularised in the realm of vulvovaginal plastic surgeries. Apart from the unaesthetic appearance of the hypertrophied minora, these cases are also associated with itching, hygiene problem, pain while sitting down, sports activities, difficulty in wearing tight clothing, bleeding and discomfort while or after sexual intercourse, social embarrassment, insecurity and psychological diminution of confidence and self-esteem. In a country like India, due to sociocultural reasons, patients hesitate to consult a doctor for such deformities...
May 2016: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803619/effect-of-different-seat-heights-during-an-incremental-sit-to-stand-exercise-test-on-peak-oxygen-uptake-in-young-healthy-women
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Keisuke Nakamura, Yuya Nagasawa, Shoji Sawaki, Yoshiharu Yokokawa, Masayoshi Ohira
'Sit-to-stand' exercise uses the repetitive motion of standing up and sitting down in a chair, a common activity of daily living. A new assessment using an incremental sit-to-stand exercise test employs an external sound to control the speed of standing-up and allows increases in work rate. The aims of the study were to examine the effect of different seat heights on peak oxygen uptake (peak VO2) during an incremental sit-to-stand exercise and to assess any difference between peak VO2 values during incremental sit-to-stand exercise compared with a cycle ergometer test...
September 2016: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802263/seismic-evidence-for-a-cold-serpentinized-mantle-wedge-beneath-mount-st-helens
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S M Hansen, B Schmandt, A Levander, E Kiser, J E Vidale, G A Abers, K C Creager
Mount St Helens is the most active volcano within the Cascade arc; however, its location is unusual because it lies 50 km west of the main axis of arc volcanism. Subduction zone thermal models indicate that the down-going slab is decoupled from the overriding mantle wedge beneath the forearc, resulting in a cold mantle wedge that is unlikely to generate melt. Consequently, the forearc location of Mount St Helens raises questions regarding the extent of the cold mantle wedge and the source region of melts that are responsible for volcanism...
November 1, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773907/subacute-cerebellar-ataxia-with-amphiphysin-antibody-developing-in-a-patient-with-follicular-thyroid-adenoma-a-case-report
#17
Tomoki Hirunagi, Katsunori Sato, Masahiko Fujino, Keiko Tanaka, Yoji Goto, Kazuo Mano
The patient was a 61-year-old woman with thyroid enlargement since her 20s. She began to fall down repeatedly towards the end of June 2015. She was admitted to our hospital in the middle of August because of difficulty in walking. Upon admission, she presented with neck tremor and was unable to maintain a sitting position due to ataxia of the trunk and limbs. We studied serum anti-neuronal antibodies and obtained a positive result for anti-amphiphysin antibody (AMPH-Ab). Cerebrospinal fluid analysis revealed elevated protein levels and IgG index...
November 29, 2016: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751201/epidemiology-of-restaurant-associated-foodborne-disease-outbreaks-united-states-1998-2013
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K M Angelo, A L Nisler, A J Hall, L G Brown, L H Gould
Although contamination of food can occur at any point from farm to table, restaurant food workers are a common source of foodborne illness. We describe the characteristics of restaurant-associated foodborne disease outbreaks and explore the role of food workers by analysing outbreaks associated with restaurants from 1998 to 2013 reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System. We identified 9788 restaurant-associated outbreaks. The median annual number of outbreaks was 620 (interquartile range 618-629)...
October 18, 2016: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706121/reaction-to-the-sensory-integration-therapy-in-children-with-postural-stability-deficits
#19
Janusz Maciaszek, Natalia Kilan, Michal Bronikowski
BACKGROUND: The goal was to examine the influence of sensory integration therapy (SIT) on one leg standing in children with deficits of the postural stability. METHODS: 28 children 4 - 6 year old that could not stand on one leg for more than 20 seconds were randomly divided into control "C" and experimental "E" groups. Group "C" participated in standard classes in the kindergarten. Group "E" participated in sensory integration therapy (SIT) for 2 weeks, 5 times a week (additionally to the standard classes)...
October 5, 2016: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27677007/efficiency-of-physical-rehabilitation-on-postural-imbalance-after-stroke-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Aurelien Hugues, Julie Di Marco, Perrine Janiaud, Isabelle Bonan, Francois Gueyffier, Gilles Rode
OBJECTIVE: Balance disorders are frequently seen after stroke resulting in limited physical activities. The effects of current physical rehabilitations aiming at reducing postural imbalance are varied with low levels of evidence. OBJECTIVES: i) to determine the efficiency of physical rehabilitation methods on the recovery of postural imbalance in patients after stroke; ii) to assess which method is more effective when compared with one another. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: Search strategy: we searched Medline, Embase, Pedro, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Pascal and Francis from inception to October 2015...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
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