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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774369/-effectiveness-of-active-health-promotion-in-old-age-results-regarding-compression-of-morbidity-by-target-groups-in-13-8-years-of-observation-in-lucas
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Ulrike Dapp, Christoph Minder, Lilli Neumann, Stefan Golgert, Björn Klugmann, Wolfgang von Renteln-Kruse
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Healthy ageing as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) is the development and maintenance of functional competence. Unfavourable ageing is described by the term frailty and is characterised by a decline in functional reserves. The frailty process can be influenced in a positive way. Previous interventions concerned mostly hospital patients and residents of nursing homes. In this study we examined the maintenance of functional competence in an urban community setting...
May 17, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768128/the-importance-of-emotional-intelligence-and-cognitive-style-in-institutionalized-older-adults-quality-of-life
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Octavio Luque-Reca, Manuel Pulido-Martos, Esther Lopez-Zafra, José M Augusto-Landa
Despite previous evidence showing a positive relationship between emotional intelligence (EI) and quality of life (QoL), associating older adults' emotional processing with several health indicators, few studies have explored both the IE and the a mechanisms through which they affect QoL. This cross-sectional study analyzes the mediator role of optimistic and pessimistic cognitive styles in the relationship between perceived EI (PEI) and QoL in 115 institutionalized older adults from Southern Spain. Regression analyses showed, after controlling for cognitive style, that PEI predicted a significant percentage of variance in: Health (β = ...
April 2018: Journal of General Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763418/dietary-patterns-and-nutritional-status-of-hiv-infected-children-and-adolescents-in-el-salvador-a-cross-sectional-study
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Rocio Martín-Cañavate, Michela Sonego, Maria Jose Sagrado, Gustavo Escobar, Estefanie Rivas, Sandra Ayala, Luis Castaneda, Pilar Aparicio, Estefania Custodio
INTRODUCTION: The present study aimed to assess the nutritional status, the dietary patterns and its associated factors in the HIV-infected population of children and adolescents on antiretroviral treatment at the El Salvador reference center for pediatric HIV care (CENID). METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was carried out between December 2010 and December 2011. Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics were collected from 307 children and adolescents aged 2-18 years and receiving antiretroviral therapy...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757941/exploring-how-the-home-environment-influences-eating-and-physical-activity-habits-of-low-income-latino-children-of-predominantly-immigrant-families-a-qualitative-study
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Ana Cristina Lindsay, Sherrie F Wallington, Faith D Lees, Mary L Greaney
Latinos are the largest and fastest growing minority population group in the United States, and children in low-income Latino families are at elevated risk of becoming overweight or having obesity. A child’s home is an important social environment in which he/she develops and maintains dietary and physical activity (PA) habits that ultimately impact weight status. Previous research suggests the parents are central to creating a home environment that facilitates or hinders the development of children’s early healthy eating and PA habits...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742162/correction-associations-of-psychosocial-factors-with-pregnancy-healthy-life-styles
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Shabnam Omidvar, Mahbobeh Faramarzi, Karimollah Hajian-Tilaki, Fatemeh Nasiri Amiri
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2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732989/towards-breast-cancer-vaccines-progress-and-challenges
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Javad Behravan, Atefeh Razazan, Ghazal Behravan
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women. National cancer institute of the US estimates that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their life time. Considering the devastating effects of the disease and the alarming numbers many scientists and research groups have devoted their research to fight breast cancer. Several recommendations are to be considered as preventing measures which include living a healthy life style, regular physical activity, weight control and, smoking cessation...
May 2, 2018: Current Drug Discovery Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729254/physical-exercise-reserved-amyloid-beta-induced-brain-dysfunctions-by-regulating-hippocampal-neurogenesis-and-inflammatory-response-via-mapk-signaling
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Li-Na Sun, Jin-Shun Qi, Rong Gao
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one of the leading causes of dementia that induced by aggregation of amyloid-beta (Aβ) in brain tissue. With high structural and functional plasticity, hippocampus plays fundamental roles in cognitive regulation. Moreover, impaired hippocampal functions present during early onset of AD. Hence, targeting on improving hippocampal plasticity would be recognized as the effective strategy in AD therapy. Physical exercise is widely encouraged healthy life style. However, whether exercise could reserve the neural dysfunctions in AD model and the possible neurobiological mechanism still need for better understanding...
May 2, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718964/determinants-of-blood-pressure-control-amongst-hypertensive-patients-in-northwest-ethiopia
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Destaw Fetene Teshome, Amsalu Feleke Demssie, Berihun Megabiaw Zeleke
BACKGROUND: Controlling blood pressure (BP) leads to significant reduction in cardiovascular risks and associated deaths. In Ethiopia, data is scarce about the level and determinants of optimal BP control among hypertensive patients. This study aimed to assess the prevalence and associated factors of optimal BP control among hypertensive patients attending at a district hospital. METHODS: A hospital-based, cross-sectional study was conducted among 392 hypertensive patients who were on treatment and follow-up at a district hospital...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666919/prevalence-of-vitamin-d-insufficiency-and-evidence-for-disease-prevention-in-the-older-population
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REVIEW
Julia Kühn, Paula Trotz, Gabriele I Stangl
The prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency, usually assessed by the analysis of circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH])D), is very high in the aging German population. An important factor that reduces endogenous vitamin D synthesis in older persons is physical inactivity or care-dependency that limits the time spent outside. Additionally, it has been suggested that the age-dependent decline in the glomerular filtration rate is associated with a reduced production of bioactive calcitriol. As this phenomenon is not detectable by the assessment of 25(OH)D, it is necessary to analyze the level of parathyroid hormone as a marker of calcitriol function...
April 17, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615959/rorschach-evaluation-of-personality-and-emotional-characteristics-in-adolescents-with-migraine-versus-epilepsy-and-controls
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Laura Balottin, Stefania Mannarini, Daniela Candeloro, Alda Mita, Matteo Chiappedi, Umberto Balottin
The literature examining primary headache, including migraine, in adolescents, has pointed out the key role played by a wide range of psychiatric disorders in reducing the patients' quality of life. Moreover, pioneering studies showed that preexisting personality characteristics, specific emotion regulation styles and psychological-psychiatric difficulties are likely to increase the risk of the onset, maintenance, and outcome of headache. Still personality issues in migraine have been poorly studied, in particular in children and adolescents...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594339/obesogenic-habits-among-children-and-their-families-in-response-to-initiation-of-gluten-free-diet
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Neriya Levran, Michael Wilschanski, Jessica Livovsky, Edna Shachar, Moti Moskovitz, Lama Assaf-Jabrin, Eyal Shteyer
Initiation of a lifelong, gluten-free diet (GFD) in children with celiac disease (CD) influences the child's life in many ways. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of GFD on the child and his/her family's eating habits and lifestyle behaviors. To study this, we asked children and their parents completed the Family Eating and Activity Habits Questionnaire (FEAHQ) at the time of diagnosis of CD and at least 6 months after initiation of GFD and a questionnaires assessing symptoms related to CD and adherence to the GFD diet...
March 29, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593617/the-role-of-difficulty-in-identifying-and-describing-feelings-in-non-suicidal-self-injury-behavior-nssi-associations-with-perceived-attachment-quality-stressful-life-events-and-suicidal-ideation
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Rita Cerutti, Antonio Zuffianò, Valentina Spensieri
Objective: Core alexithymic features, such as the difficulty in identifying and describing feelings, are associated with poor attachment styles and emotional trauma, which influence the capacity to regulate affect. Additionally, emotional regulation has been found to be the most commonly identified function associated with non-suicidal self-injury behavior (NSSI) in adolescents as they attempt to modulate strong emotions. However, few studies have examined the link between difficulty in identifying and describing feelings (core components of alexithymia), NSSI behaviors, quality of attachment, life stressors and suicidal ideation in healthy early adolescents...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593560/intestinal-metagenomes-and-metabolomes-in-healthy-young-males-inactivity-and-hypoxia-generated-negative-physiological-symptoms-precede-microbial-dysbiosis
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Robert Šket, Tadej Debevec, Susanne Kublik, Michael Schloter, Anne Schoeller, Boštjan Murovec, Katarina Vogel Mikuš, Damjan Makuc, Klemen Pečnik, Janez Plavec, Igor B Mekjavić, Ola Eiken, Zala Prevoršek, Blaž Stres
We explored the metagenomic, metabolomic and trace metal makeup of intestinal microbiota and environment in healthy male participants during the run-in (5 day) and the following three 21-day interventions: normoxic bedrest (NBR), hypoxic bedrest (HBR) and hypoxic ambulation (HAmb) which were carried out within a controlled laboratory environment (circadian rhythm, fluid and dietary intakes, microbial bioburden, oxygen level, exercise). The fraction of inspired O2 (Fi O2 ) and partial pressure of inspired O2 (Pi O2 ) were 0...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581956/effects-of-lifestyle-on-muscle-strength-in-a-healthy-danish-population
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Else Marie Bartels, Samuel Robertson, Bente Danneskiold-Samsøe, Merete Appleyard, Anders Stockmarr
Background: Lifestyle is expected to influence muscle strength. This study aimed at assessing a possible relationship between smoking, alcohol intake and physical activity, and muscle strength in a healthy Danish population aged 20-79 years. Population study based on data collected from The Copenhagen City Heart Study (CCHS) and measurements of Isokinetic muscle strength from a sub-study of randomly selected healthy participants from CCHS. Methods: 126 women and 63 men were studied...
January 2018: Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572771/brain-functional-connectivity-correlates-of-coping-styles
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Emiliano Santarnecchi, Giulia Sprugnoli, Elisa Tatti, Lucia Mencarelli, Francesco Neri, Davide Momi, Giorgio Di Lorenzo, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Simone Rossi, Alessandro Rossi
Coping abilities represent the individual set of mental and behavioral strategies adopted when facing stress or traumatic experiences. Coping styles related to avoidance have been linked to a disposition to develop psychiatric disorders such as PTSD, anxiety, and major depression, whereas problem-oriented coping skills have been positively correlated with well-being and high quality of life. Even though coping styles constitute an important determinant of resilience and can impact many aspects of everyday living, no study has investigated their brain functional connectivity underpinnings in humans...
March 23, 2018: Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29555310/bone-histomorphometry-in-transiliac-biopsies-from-48-normal-healthy-men
#16
Robert R Recker, Mohammed K Akhter, Joan M Lappe, Patrice Watson
Investigators and clinicians use bone histomorphometry data from iliac bone biopsies to study bone abnormalities in diseased patients, and to understand the safety and effectiveness of pharmaceutical interventions. This requires access to a high quality normal data-set to be used for comparisons, a resource that has not been adequate to date. The objective of this work is to present static and dynamic bone histomorphometry data from transilial bone biopsies performed on 48 healthy males, evenly distributed between ages 45 and 75...
March 16, 2018: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29540920/psychosocial-interventions-in-patients-with-dual-diagnosis
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REVIEW
B N Subodh, Nidhi Sharma, Raghav Shah
Management of patients with dual diagnosis (Mental illness and substance use disorders) is a challenge. A lack of improvement in either disorder can lead to a relapse in both. The current consensus opinion favours an integrated approach to management of both the disorders wherein the same team of professionals manages both the disorders in the same setting. The role of pharmacotherapy for such dual diagnosis patients is well established but the non-pharmacological approaches for their management are still evolving...
February 2018: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29535078/describing-the-process-of-adopting-nutrition-and-fitness-apps-behavior-stage-model-approach
#18
Laura M König, Gudrun Sproesser, Harald T Schupp, Britta Renner
BACKGROUND: Although mobile technologies such as smartphone apps are promising means for motivating people to adopt a healthier lifestyle (mHealth apps), previous studies have shown low adoption and continued use rates. Developing the means to address this issue requires further understanding of mHealth app nonusers and adoption processes. This study utilized a stage model approach based on the Precaution Adoption Process Model (PAPM), which proposes that people pass through qualitatively different motivational stages when adopting a behavior...
March 13, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534705/diabetes-and-abnormal-glucose-regulation-in-the-adult-population-of-burkina-faso-prevalence-and-predictors
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Tieba Millogo, Brice W Bicaba, Joseph Kouesyandé Soubeiga, Estelle Dabiré, Isaie Médah, Séni Kouanda
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) is reportedly growing fast in sub-Saharan Africa. There is however a scarcity of epidemiologic data on DM in Burkina Faso. We carried out a secondary analysis of the first survey conducted in Burkina Faso on a nationally representative sample following the World Health Organization (WHO) Stepwise approach to risk factors Surveillance (STEPS) for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) with the aims of identifying the prevalence of NCDs and the prevalence of common risk factors for NCDs...
March 13, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29526468/long-term-effectiveness-of-ra-1-a-standardized-ayurvedic-medicine-as-a-monotherapy-and-in-combination-with-disease-modifying-anti-rheumatic-drugs-in-the-treatment-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Arvind Chopra, Manjit Saluja, Toktam Kianifard, Deepa Chitre, Anuradha Venugopalan
BACKGROUND: Data on long term use of Ayurvedic drugs is sparse. They may prove useful if combined with modern medicine in certain clinical situations (integrative medicine). We present the results of a long term observational study of RA-1 (Ayurvedic drug) used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: On completion of a 16 week randomized controlled study, 165 consenting volunteer patients were enrolled into a three year open label phase (OLP) study...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
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