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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245126/geographic-and-social-disparities-in-exposure-to-air-neurotoxicants-at-u-s-public-schools
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Sara E Grineski, Timothy W Collins
Children are especially vulnerable to the health and developmental impacts of environmental hazards and they spend significant portions of their days at school. Yet there are no national-level studies examining school-level environmental inequalities and few have examined disparate exposure to neurological air toxicants, even though chronic exposure to air pollution impacts children's brain functioning. We paired information about the geographic locations and demographics of each public school in the US with air neurotoxicant exposure estimates pertaining to 24 known neurotoxicants included in the US Environmental Protection Agency's National Air Toxics Assessment...
December 12, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244633/leveraging-the-global-health-service-partnership-model-for-workforce-development-in-global-radiation-oncology
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Omoruyi Credit Irabor, Vanessa Bradford Kerry, Juliet Matton, Wilfred Ngwa
A major contributor to the disparity in cancer outcome across the globe is the limited health care access in low- and middle-income countries that results from the shortfall in human resources for health (HRH), fomented by the limited training and leadership capacity of low-resource countries. In 2012, Seed Global Health teamed up with the Peace Corps to create the Global Health Service Partnership, an initiative that has introduced a novel model for tackling the HRH crises in developing regions of the world...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243816/two-decades-of-persisting-income-disparities-in-dental-caries-among-u-s-children-and-adolescents
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Gary Douglas Slade, Anne Elizabeth Sanders
OBJECTIVE: To describe trends in income disparities in dental caries among U.S. children and adolescents during two decades of fluctuating economic growth. METHODS: Data were from National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys conducted in 1988-1994, 1999-2004, and 2011-2014. The number of tooth surfaces with dental caries experience per child was computed for three age groups: 2-5, 6-11, and 12-17 years. Absolute and relative measures of inequality compared caries experience in families below the poverty level with families where income was at least three times the poverty threshold...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Public Health Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241988/disparities-in-operative-outcomes-in-patients-with-comorbid-mental-illness
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Elizabeth A Bailey, Christopher Wirtalla, Catherine E Sharoky, Rachel R Kelz
BACKGROUND: Patients with mental health disorders have worse medical outcomes and experience excess mortality compared with those without a mental health comorbidity. This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between mental health comorbidities and surgical outcomes. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study used the National Inpatient Sample (2009-2011) to select patients who underwent one of the 4 most common general surgery procedures (cholecystectomy and common duct exploration, colorectal resection, excision and lysis of peritoneal adhesions, and appendectomy)...
December 11, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241943/gender-disparities-in-park-use-and-physical-activity-among-residents-of-high-poverty-neighborhoods-in-los-angeles
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Kathryn P Derose, Bing Han, Stephanie Williamson, Deborah A Cohen
INTRODUCTION: Physical inactivity is more prevalent among women than men and is related to poor health outcomes. Neighborhood parks constitute an important resource for physical activity (PA), however, previous studies of park users have found fewer women being physically active. METHODS: We conducted a hierarchical mixed-effect regression analysis of the independent associations between gender and park use and PA among a population-based sample in high-poverty neighborhoods in Los Angeles...
December 11, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241719/nativity-disparities-in-human-papillomavirus-vaccination-among-u-s-adults
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Ashley E Pérez, Madina Agénor, Kristi E Gamarel, Don Operario
INTRODUCTION: Several studies have identified disparities in human papillomavirus (HPV)-related outcomes by nativity status (i.e., U.S.- versus foreign-born). However, few studies have explored whether vaccination differences exist by nativity status. Vaccination disparities have the potential to exacerbate HPV-related cancer disparities in the long term if left unaddressed. Therefore, the authors investigated whether there were significant differences in HPV vaccination initiation (one or more doses) and completion (three or more doses) between U...
December 11, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241474/optimising-design-and-cost-effective-implementation-of-future-pan-african-dietary-studies-a-review-of-existing-economic-integration-and-nutritional-indicators-for-scenario-based-profiling-and-clustering-of-countries
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Elom K Aglago, Edwige Landais, Francis Zotor, Genevieve Nicolas, Marc J Gunter, Paul Amuna, Nadia Slimani
Most of the African countries are undergoing a complex nutrition and epidemiologic transition associated with a rapid increase in the prevalence of diverse non-communicable diseases. Despite this alarming situation, the still limited and fragmented resources available in Africa impede the implementation of effective action plans to tackle the current and projected diet-disease burden. In order to address these common needs and challenges, the African Union is increasingly supporting continental approaches and strategies as reflected in the launching of the Agenda 2063 and the African regional nutrition strategy 2015-2025, among others...
December 15, 2017: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241469/-social-obstetrics-a-level-playing-field-when-it-comes-to-a-healthy-start
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E A P Steegers
Next to foetal growth, embryonic development during the first weeks of pregnancy is associated not only with the health of the newborn, but also with health and disease in later life. In the Netherlands, large disparities exist in perinatal health. These are not only related to medical risks but also to an accumulation of risks related to lifestyle and the social environment. The effects of poverty on perinatal health appear to be substantial. These new insights should lead to a renewal of pregnancy-related care in the form of the implementation of preconception care and 'social obstetrics', into which medical and social domains of care should be integrated...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241436/integrated-primary-care-in-assertive-community-treatment
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Benjamin F Henwood, Elizabeth Siantz, Debra R Hrouda, Debbie Innes-Gomberg, Todd P Gilmer
Assertive community treatment (ACT) has the potential to serve as a medical home for adults with serious mental illness, a population that experiences some of the most significant health disparities in the United States. Using site visit methodology, the authors describe partnerships that were created between five ACT programs and federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) to provide integrated behavioral health and primary care. The authors examined rates of screening for common chronic conditions. The programs used three distinct approaches: two programs colocated ACT teams at an FQHC, two programs employed primary care providers who split their time between the FQHC and the ACT program, and one program embedded a primary care provider within the ACT team...
December 15, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240836/is-quality-of-life-different-between-diabetic-and-non-diabetic-people-the-importance-of-cardiovascular-risks
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L M Peña-Longobardo, B Rodríguez-Sánchez, M Mata-Cases, L Rodríguez-Mañas, M Capel, J Oliva-Moreno
BACKGROUND: To analyse and compare the impact of cardiovascular risk factors and disease on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in people with and without diabetes living in the community. METHODS: We used data of 1,905 people with diabetes and 19,031 people without diabetes from the last Spanish National Health Survey (years 2011-2012). The HRQoL instrument used was the EuroQol 5D-5L, based on time trade-off scores. Matching methods were used to assess any differences in the HRQoL in people with and without diabetes with the same characteristics (age, gender, education level, and healthy lifestyle), according to cardiovascular risk factors and diseases...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239999/care-management-to-reduce-disparities-and-control-hypertension-in-primary-care-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Jonathan C Hong, William V Padula, Ilene L Hollin, Tanvir Hussain, Katherine B Dietz, Jennifer P Halbert, Jill A Marsteller, Lisa A Cooper
BACKGROUND: Project ReD CHiP (reducing disparities and controlling hypertension in primary care) care management was a clinic-based intervention that aimed to improve blood pressure control through improved care coordination and provide self-management support to patients from racially and socioeconomically. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of ReD CHiP care management versus standard care to treat hypertension in diverse communities. RESEARCH DESIGN: Microsimulation model from a health care sector perspective over 15 years...
December 12, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239573/urbanisation-and-its-effect-on-risk-factors-associated-with-childhood-diarrhoea-in-mbour-senegal-a-visualisation
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Sokhna Thiam, Samuel Fuhrimann, Aminata Niang-Diène, Ibrahima Sy, Ousmane Faye, Jürg Utzinger, Guéladio Cissé
Rapid urbanisation, particularly in secondary cities in Africa, brings along specific challenges for global health, including the prevention and control of infectious diseases such as diarrhoea. Our purpose was to visualise urbanisation trends and its effect on risk factors associated with childhood diarrhoea, e.g. water supply, sanitation, wastewater and solid waste management in Mbour, a secondary city in south-western Senegal. Our visualisation is facilitated by epidemiological and geographical surveys carried out in 2016...
November 27, 2017: Geospatial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238631/ethnic-and-age-disparities-in-patients-taking-long-acting-injectable-atypical-antipsychotics
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Mateen Soleman, Nikki Lam, Benjamin K Woo
Introduction This study will determine whether different ethnicities and different age groups receive equal amounts of long-acting atypical antipsychotics in comparison to their oral equivalents. Methods Secondary analyses of data from the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services Electronic Health Record (total N=63,134 inpatient visits) were performed. Chi-squared statistics were used to compare ethnicity and age with the use of either risperidone injectable or paliperidone palmitate (r-LAIs) versus risperidone oral...
October 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237648/parasitic-stool-testing-in-newly-arrived-refugees-in-calgary-alta
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Giselle DeVetten, Meghan Dirksen, Robert Weaver, Tanvir Turin Chowdhury, Michael William Aucoin
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of intestinal parasites and rates of stool testing compliance, as well as associated patient characteristics, among newly arrived refugees at the Mosaic Refugee Health Clinic in Calgary, Alta. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: Primary care clinic for refugee patients. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 1390 new refugee patients at the clinic from May 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Stool ova and parasite test completion and proportion of positive test results...
December 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237342/racial-ethnic-disparities-in-late-stage-colorectal-cancer-among-hispanics-and-non-hispanic-whites-of-new-mexico
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Melissa Gonzales, Fares Qeadan, Shiraz I Mishra, Ashwani Rajput, Richard M Hoffman
INTRODUCTION: Hispanics in New Mexico are diagnosed with more later-stage colorectal cancer (CRC) than non-Hispanic Whites (NHW). Our study evaluated the interaction of race/ethnicity and risk factors for later-stage III and IV CRC among patients in New Mexico. METHOD: CRC patients ages 30 to 75 years ( n = 163, 46% Hispanic) completed a survey on key explanatory clinical, lifestyle, preventive health, and demographic variables for CRC risk. Adjusted logistic regression models examined whether these variables differentially contributed to later-stage CRC among NHW versus Hispanics...
December 2017: Hispanic Health Care International: the Official Journal of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237319/fibrous-nanocellulose-crystalline-nanocellulose-carbon-nanotubes-and-crocidolite-asbestos-elicit-disparate-immune-responses-upon-pharyngeal-aspiration-in-mice
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Eun-Jung Park, Timur O Khaliullin, Michael R Shurin, Elena R Kisin, Naveena Yanamala, Bengt Fadeel, Jaerak Chang, Anna A Shvedova
With the rapid development of synthetic alternatives to mineral fibers, their possible effects on the environment and human health have become recognized as important issues worldwide. This study investigated effects of four fibrous materials, i.e. nanofibrillar/nanocrystalline celluloses (NCF and CNC), single-walled carbon nanotubes (CNTs), and crocidolite asbestos (ASB), on pulmonary inflammation and immune responses found in the lungs, as well as the effects on spleen and peripheral blood immune cell subsets...
December 2018: Journal of Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236561/substance-use-among-sexual-minorities-has-it-actually-gotten-better
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Ryan J Watson, Carol Goodenow, Carolyn Porta, Jones Adjei, Elizabeth Saewyc
BACKGROUND: Despite efforts to decrease substance use, rates among sexual minority youth (SMY) remain higher than among heterosexuals. Substance use is a leading contributor to morbidity and mortality in adulthood, and SMY's use of substances is related to poorer mental and emotional health. OBJECTIVES: We sought to document the trends in substance use for a large sample of youth over 14 years with special attention to SMY. In addition, we tested whether there were disparities in substance use behaviors between SMY and heterosexual youth...
December 13, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236535/a-social-work-approach-to-policy-implications-for-population-health
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Daniel P Miller, Angela R Bazzi, Heidi L Allen, Melissa L Martinson, Christopher P Salas-Wright, Kathryn Jantz, Katherine Crevi, David L Rosenbloom
The substantial disparities in health and poorer outcomes in the United States relative to peer nations suggest the need to refocus health policy. Through direct contact with the most vulnerable segments of the population, social workers have developed an approach to policy that recognizes the importance of the social environment, the value of social relationships, and the significance of value-driven policymaking. This approach could be used to reorient health, health care, and social policies. Accordingly, social workers can be allies to public health professionals in efforts to eliminate disparities and improve population health...
December 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236530/ethnic-and-socioeconomic-disparities-in-recalled-exposure-to-and-self-reported-impact-of-tobacco-marketing-and-promotions
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Meghan Bridgid Moran, Kathryn Heley, John P Pierce, Ray Niaura, David Strong, David Abrams
The role of tobacco marketing in tobacco use, particularly among the vulnerable ethnic and socioeconomic sub-populations is a regulatory priority of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. There currently exist both ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in the use of tobacco products. Monitoring such inequalities in exposure to tobacco marketing is essential to inform tobacco regulatory policy that may reduce known tobacco-related health disparities. We use data from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Wave 1 youth survey to examine (1) recalled exposure to and liking of tobacco marketing for cigarettes, non-large cigars, and e-cigarettes, (2) self-reported exposure to specific tobacco marketing tactics, namely coupons, sweepstakes, and free samples, and (3) self-reported impact of tobacco marketing and promotions on product use...
December 13, 2017: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235703/characteristics-of-healthy-weight-advertisements-in-three-countries
#20
Simone Pettigrew, Zenobia Talati, Isla Henriques, Belinda Morley, Kylie Ball
OBJECTIVE: High rates of population obesity have resulted in the dissemination of mass media campaigns that focus on achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. The aim of the present study was to analyse advertising techniques used in such campaigns to identify common and differential approaches in three countries with similar cultures and rates of obesity (Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States). METHODS: An Internet search was conducted to identify healthy weight television advertisements aired in the three countries...
December 13, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
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