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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102993/status-report-the-public-health-and-planning-101-project-strengthening-collaborations-between-the-public-health-and-planning-professions
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A Mahendra, T Vo, C Einstoss, J Weppler, P Gillen, L Ryan, K Haley
INTRODUCTION: Land use planning is a complex field comprised of legislation, policies, processes and tools. A growing body of evidence supports the relationship between land use planning decisions, community design and health. The built environment has been shown to be associated with physical inactivity, obesity, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease and mental illness. Consequently, there is a growing interest within public health to work with planners on land use planning initiatives such as official plans and transportation master plans...
January 2017: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102893/the-evolving-health-policy-landscape-and-suggested-geriatric-tenets-to-guide-future-responses
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Robert L Kane, Debra Saliba, Peter Hollmann
Speculation is rampant about what the new leadership in the White House and continued Republican leadership of both houses of Congress will do about health care. The concordance in party affiliation between President Trump and the congressional majority makes revisions in policy that is relevant to the health of older adults a virtual certainty. Past Republican legislative proposals and the current appointments to lead Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) presage several potential areas of change...
January 19, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102637/american-geriatrics-society-policy-priorities-for-new-administration-and-115-th-congress
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Nancy E Lundebjerg, Peter Hollmann, Michael L Malone
In a recent letter sent to then President-Elect Trump and to Senate and House leaders, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) addressed federal programs and policies that are important to the health, independence, and quality of life of older Americans and their families. This paper is a statement of the Society's core policy priorities and the Society's positions on federal programs and policies that support older Americans as articulated to the new administration. The AGS is committed to leveraging its expertise to inform regulatory and legislative policy proposals...
January 19, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101563/world-health-organisation-global-disability-action-plan-2014-2021-challenges-and-perspectives-for-physical-medicine-and-rehabilitation-in-pakistan
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Fary Khan, Bhasker Amatya, Tahir M Sayed, Aamir W Butt, Khalid Jamil, Waseem Iqbal, Alaeldin Elmalik, Farooq A Rathore, Geoff Abbott
OBJECTIVE: To provide an update on disability and outline potential barriers and facilitators for implementation of the World Health Organization Global Disability Action Plan (GDAP) in Pakistan. METHODS: A 6-day workshop at the Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Islamabad facilitated by rehabilitation staff from Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia. Local healthcare professionals (n = 33) from medical rehabilitation facilities identified challenges in service provision, education and attitudes/approaches to people with disabilities, using consensus agreement for objectives listed in the GDAP...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100150/polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbon-levels-and-risk-assessment-for-food-from-service-facilities-in-korea
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Shin-Woong Park, Jun-Hyun Jeong, Jae-Young Her, Mina K Kim, Kwang-Geun Lee
In this study levels of benzo[a]anthracene, chrysene, benzo[b]fluoranthene, benzo[k]fluoranthene, benzo[a]pyrene, dibenzo[a,h]anthracene, benzo[g,h,i]perylene and indeno[1,2,3-c,d]pyrene in 412 food items collected from food service facilities in Korea were analyzed. The concentrations of the 8 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) ranged 0.13-0.48 μg/kg. The concentrations of benzo[a]pyrene in all food samples were <1 μg/kg, which is the lowest maximum limit in foods regulated by EU legislation. PAH contents were employed to conduct exposure and risk assessment...
January 19, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part B, Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100140/human-rights-and-dignity-behind-bars
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Tina Maschi, Marina Richter
Death and dying in prisons constitute a topic of growing importance across the globe. Based on the contributions made in this special issue, we reflect on current debates and outline recommendations for dialogue and practice. Scientific dialogue across the Atlantic, and across the globe, provides insights into different national carceral systems and their ways of dealing with end of life behind bars. At the same time, the comparison also helps to identify basic needs and practices that can work in various settings...
January 2017: Journal of Correctional Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100125/sulphur-dioxide-in-meat-products-3-years-control-results-of-an-accredited-italian-laboratory
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Marco Iammarino, Anna Rita Ientile, Aurelia Di Taranto
Sulphiting agents are well-known food preservatives. The European legislation does not allow their addition in fresh meat preparations. Therefore this type of food products has often been verified. To high sulphite levels in food is a health safety risk, due to toxic effects that these compounds may exercise on humans. In this study the control activity as performed by an Italian accredited laboratory from 2013 to 2015, relating to determination of sulphites in meat products, is described. Six hundred and sixty-nine meat product samples were analysed...
January 19, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part B, Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099714/zika-virus-infection-in-brazil-and-human-rights-obligations
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Debora Diniz, Sinara Gumieri, Beatriz Galli Bevilacqua, Rebecca J Cook, Bernard M Dickens
The February 2016 WHO declaration that congenital Zika virus syndrome constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern reacted to the outbreak of the syndrome in Brazil. Public health emergencies can justify a spectrum of human rights responses, but in Brazil, the emergency exposed prevailing inequities in the national healthcare system. The government's urging to contain the syndrome, which is associated with microcephaly among newborns, is confounded by lack of reproductive health services. Women with low incomes in particular have little access to such health services...
January 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099661/pharmaceutical-lobbying-in-brazil-a-missing-topic-in-the-public-health-research-agenda
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Francisco José Roma Paumgartten
In the US, where registration of lobbyists is mandatory, the pharmaceutical industry and private health-care providers spend huge amounts of money seeking to influence health policies and government decisions. In Brazil, where lobbying lacks transparency, there is virtually no data on drug industry expenditure to persuade legislators and government officials of their viewpoints and to influence decision-making according to commercial interests. Since 1990, however, the Associação da Indústria Farmacêutica de Pesquisa (Interfarma - Pharmaceutical Research Industry Association), Brazilian counterpart of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), main lobbying organization of the US pharmaceutical industry, has played a major role in the advocacy of interests of major drug companies...
December 22, 2016: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098082/occupational-health-profile-of-workers-employed-in-the-manufacturing-sector-of-india
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Shivali Suri, Ranjan Das
BACKGROUND: The occupational health scenario of workers engaged in the manufacturing sector in India deserves attention for their safety and increasing productivity. We reviewed the status of the manufacturing sector, identified hazards faced by workers, and assessed the existing legislations and healthcare delivery mechanisms. METHODS: From October 2014 to March 2015, we did a literature review by manual search of pre-identified journals, general electronic search, electronic search of dedicated websites/databases and personal communication with experts of occupational health...
September 2016: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098078/knowledge-attitude-and-behaviour-of-the-general-population-towards-organ-donation-an-indian-perspective
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Poreddi Vijayalakshmi, T S Sunitha, Sailaxmi Gandhi, Rohini Thimmaiah, Suresh Bada Math
BACKGROUND: The rate of organ donation in India is low and research on organ donation among the general population is limited. We assessed the knowledge, attitude and willingness to donate organs among the general population. METHODS: We carried out a cross-sectional descriptive study among 193 randomly selected relatives of patients (not of those seeking organ donation) attending the outpatient department at a tertiary care centre. We used a structured questionnaire to collect data through face-to-face interviews...
September 2016: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095876/multi-criteria-decision-analysis-mcda-testing-a-proposed-mcda-framework-for-orphan-drugs
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C Schey, P F M Krabbe, M J Postma, M P Connolly
BACKGROUND: Since the introduction of the orphan drugs legislation in Europe, it has been suggested that the general method of assessing drugs for reimbursement is not necessarily suitable for orphan drugs. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence indicated that several criteria other than cost and efficacy could be considered in reimbursement decisions for orphan drugs. This study sought to explore the multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) framework proposed by (Orphanet J Rare Dis 7:74, 2012) to a range of orphan drugs, with a view to comparing the aggregate scores to the average annual cost per patient for each product, and thus establishing the merit of MCDA as a tool for assessing the value of orphan drugs in relation to their pricings...
January 17, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095375/disappearing-in-the-night-an-overview-on-trade-and-legislation-of-night-monkeys-in-south-and-central-america
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Magdalena S Svensson, Sam Shanee, Noga Shanee, Flavia B Bannister, Laura Cervera, Giuseppe Donati, Maren Huck, Leandro Jerusalinsky, Cecilia P Juarez, Angela M Maldonado, Jesus Martinez Mollinedo, Pedro G Méndez-Carvajal, Miguel A Molina Argandoña, Antonietta D Mollo Vino, K A I Nekaris, Mika Peck, Jennifer Rey-Goyeneche, Denise Spaan, Vincent Nijman
The international trade in night monkeys (Aotus spp.), found throughout Central and South America, has been regulated by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) since 1975. We present a quantitative analysis of this trade from all 9 range countries, over 4 decades, and compare domestic legislation to CITES regulations. Night monkeys were exported from 8 of the 9 habitat countries, totalling 5,968 live individuals and 7,098 specimens, with trade of live individuals declining over time...
January 18, 2017: Folia Primatologica; International Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095290/study-of-the-microbiological-quality-of-bulgarian-bottled-water-in-terms-of-its-contamination-with-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Vesela Georgieva, Yulia Dimitrova
BACKGROUND: Due to the widespread use of bottled water, it is important from a hygienic point of view to ensure that these products have good quality and meet the requirements set out in regulations. METHODS: In the period 2000-2013, a large-scale study (2,500 samples) was carried out on the quality of Bulgarian bottled water as per the microbiological parameters laid down in the European and Bulgarian legislation. Standard microbiological methods were applied. RESULTS: There is strong evidence that the most frequently isolated contaminant in these products was Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
December 2016: Central European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095287/nanomaterials-a-new-and-former-public-health-issue-the-case-of-slovakia
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Stanislav Kuka, Marta Hurbánková, Martina Drličková, Tibor Baška, Henrieta Hudečková, Zuzana Tatarková
Nanoparticles exist for a long time as both inorganic and organic parts of nature. Recently, massive expansion of nanotechnologies is evidenced, together with intentional production of new nanoparticles which have not been in contact with living organisms until now. Besides obvious positive aspects, potential threats related to their exposure should be taken into consideration. Unique physical-chemical properties of nanoparticles cause a high bioactivity following their intake (through air, ingestion and skin) and unrestricted spread in exposed organs...
December 2016: Central European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095187/fast-extraction-of-polychlorinated-dibenzo-p-dioxin-and-polychlorinated-dibenzofuran-in-sewage-sludge-and-soil-samples
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Valéria F Andrade, Alisson F S Durães, Douglas L Cassimiro, Gevany P de Pinho, Flaviano O Silvério
The current environmental legislations recommend monitoring chemical contaminants such as polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans before the use of sewage sludge on the agricultural land. In this study, a solid-liquid extraction with low-temperature purification (SLE-LTP) was optimized and validated to determine 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin and 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran in sewage sludge and soil samples. The analyses were performed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry operating in the selective ion mode (GC-MS-SIM)...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094583/signal-detection-activity-on-eudravigilance-data-analysis-of-the-procedure-and-findings-from-an-italian-regional-centre-for-pharmacovigilance
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Luca Monaco, Mauro Melis, Chiara Biagi, Monia Donati, Ester Sapigni, Alberto Vaccheri, Domenico Motola
BACKGROUND: In July 2012 a new European legislation (Directive 2010/84/EU and Regulation No. 1235/2010) regarding pharmacovigilance has become effective. It has boosted the activity of Signal Detection through a monthly analysis of potential safety signals on EudraVigilance (EV). Our aim is to describe the procedure of signal detection on EV data and to present results obtained by the our pharmacovigilance centre. METHOD: Data are extracted from EV database, which collects suspected Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) of medicinal products in Europe...
January 17, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093938/capacity-and-consent
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Scott Lamont, Cameron Stewart, Mary Chiarella
INTRODUCTION: Healthcare practitioners have a legal, ethical and professional obligation to obtain patient consent for all healthcare treatments. There is increasing evidence which suggests dissonance and variation in practice in assessment of decision-making capacity and consent processes. AIMS: This study explores healthcare practitioners' knowledge and practices of assessing decision-making capacity and obtaining patient consent to treatment in the acute generalist setting...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093042/chloramphenicol-stereoisomers-need-to-be-distinguished-consequences-observed-from-a-proficiency-test
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Mark Sykes, Tobias Czymai, Thomas Hektor, Matthew Sharman, Michael Knaggs
Although the use of chloramphenicol (CAP) as a veterinary drug is banned in the European Union and many other countries, monitoring for CAP residues in food is routine. Positive detections are few, but taken extremely seriously. European Union laboratories analysing for CAP should validate methods according to European Commission Decision 2002/657/EC, must be accredited to ISO 17025, and will generally participate in proficiency testing (PT) schemes, such as those offered by the Food Analysis Performance Assessment Scheme (FAPAS®)...
January 17, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093040/cadmium-in-liver-and-kidneys-of-domestic-balkan-and-alpine-dairy-goat-breeds-from-montenegro-and-serbia
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Vladimir Tomović, Marija Jokanović, Mila Tomović, Milana Lazović, Branislav Šojić, Snežana Škaljac, Maja Ivić, Sunčica Kocić-Tanackov, Igor Tomašević, Aleksandra Martinović
Concentrations of cadmium (Cd) were determined in the samples of 144 animals around 1 and of 144 animals around 4 years old. Cd was analyzed by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES), after microwave digestion. Cd concentrations were higher (p < 0.05) in kidney than in liver and higher (p < 0.05) in older animals than in young ones. In domestic Balkan goat which was raised in a free-ranged system Cd accumulation was lower (p < 0.05) than in Alpine goat raised in an intensive production system...
January 16, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part B, Surveillance
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