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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934233/cardiovascular-disease-and-mortality-after-breast-cancer-in-postmenopausal-women-results-from-the-women-s-health-initiative
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Na-Jin Park, Yuefang Chang, Catherine Bender, Yvette Conley, Rowan T Chlebowski, G J van Londen, Randi Foraker, Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Marcia L Stefanick, Lewis H Kuller
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among older postmenopausal women. The impact of postmenopausal breast cancer on CVD for older women is uncertain. We hypothesized that older postmenopausal women with breast cancer would be at a higher risk of CVD than similar aged women without breast cancer and that CVD would be a major contributor to the subsequent morbidity and mortality. METHODS: In a prospective Women's Health Initiative study, incident CVD events and total and cause-specific death rates were compared between postmenopausal women with (n = 4,340) and without (n = 97,576) incident invasive breast cancer over 10 years post-diagnosis, stratified by 3 age groups (50-59, 60-69, and 70-79)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933583/sleep-duration-and-risk-of-liver-cancer-in-postmenopausal-women-the-women-s-health-initiative-study
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Kathryn E Royse, Hashem B El-Serag, Liang Chen, Donna L White, Lauren Hale, Haleh Sangi-Haghpeykar, Li Jiao
BACKGROUND: Sleep duration has been associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, but its association with liver cancer remains unknown. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the prospective Women's Health Initiative Study, 139,368 postmenopausal women reported sleep habits at baseline (1993-1998). We ascertained 175 incident liver cancer cases during an average 13.8 years of follow-up through August 2014. We used multivariable Cox proportional hazard regression models to estimate a hazard ratio (HR) and its 95% confidence interval (95% CI) for risk of liver cancer in association with nocturnal sleep duration...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932255/determinants-of-breastfeeding-initiation-among-mothers-in-sydney-australia-findings-from-a-birth-cohort-study
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Amit Arora, Narendar Manohar, Andrew Hayen, Sameer Bhole, John Eastwood, Steven Levy, Jane Anne Scott
BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding has short-term and long-term benefits for both the infant and the mother. The objective of this study was to identify the incidence of breastfeeding initiation among women in South Western Sydney, and the factors associated with the initiation of breastfeeding. METHODS: Child and Family Health Nurses recruited mother-infant dyads (n = 1035) to the Healthy Smiles Healthy Kids birth study in South Western Sydney, an ethnically and socio-economically diverse area, at the first post-natal home visit...
2017: International Breastfeeding Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931088/an-integrated-nutrition-and-health-program-package-on-iycn-improves-breastfeeding-but-not-complementary-feeding-and-nutritional-status-in-rural-northern-india-a-quasi-experimental-randomized-longitudinal-study
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Veena Singh, Saifuddin Ahmed, Michele L Dreyfuss, Usha Kiran, Deepika N Chaudhery, Vinod K Srivastava, Ramesh C Ahuja, Abdullah H Baqui, Gary L Darmstadt, Mathuram Santosham, Keith P West
BACKGROUND: Undernutrition below two years of age remains a major public health problem in India. We conducted an evaluation of an integrated nutrition and health program that aimed to improve nutritional status of young children by improving breast and complementary feeding practices over that offered by the Government of India's standard nutrition and health care program. METHODS: In Uttar Pradesh state, through multi-stage cluster random sampling, 81 villages in an intervention district and 84 villages in a comparison district were selected...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930701/leukocyte-telomere-length-t-cell-composition-and-dna-methylation-age
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Brian H Chen, Cara L Carty, Masayuki Kimura, Jeremy D Kark, Wei Chen, Shengxu Li, Tao Zhang, Charles Kooperberg, Daniel Levy, Themistocles Assimes, Devin Absher, Steve Horvath, Alexander P Reiner, Abraham Aviv
Both leukocyte telomere length (LTL) and DNA methylation age are strongly associated with chronological age. One measure of DNA methylation age─ the extrinsic epigenetic age acceleration (EEAA)─ is highly predictive of all-cause mortality. We examined the relation between LTL and EEAA. LTL was measured by Southern blots and leukocyte DNA methylation was determined using Illumina Infinium HumanMethylation450 BeadChip in participants in the Women's Health Initiative (WHI; n=804), the Framingham Heart Study (FHS; n=909) and the Bogalusa Heart study (BHS; n=826)...
September 20, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929909/relationship-of-religiosity-and-spirituality-to-hazardous-drinking-drug-use-and-depression-among-sexual-minority-women
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Laurie Drabble, Cindy B Veldhuis, Barth B Riley, Sharon Rostosky, Tonda L Hughes
Using data from Wave 3 of the Chicago Health and Life Experiences of Women (CHLEW) study (N = 699) we explored whether religiosity and spirituality were associated with risk of hazardous drinking, drug use, and depression among sexual minority women (SMW; lesbian, bisexual) and possible differences by race/ethnicity. Participants were more likely to endorse spirituality than religiosity, and endorsement of each was highest among African-American SMW. We found no protective effect of religiosity or spirituality for hazardous drinking or drug use...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Homosexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929637/the-public-awareness-of-stillbirth-an-irish-population-study
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D Nuzum, S Meaney, K O'Donoghue
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the general population's awareness of stillbirth. DESIGN: A cross sectional telephone population survey. SETTING: A nationally representative sample of the Irish adult population. SAMPLE: 999 members of the Irish population selected by random digit dialling. METHODS: Data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Binary logistic regression was used to assess the odds of identifying risk factors for stillbirth...
September 19, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928038/reach-and-effectiveness-of-the-national-diabetes-prevention-program-for-young-women
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Natalie D Ritchie, Katherine A Sauder, Stefka Fabbri
INTRODUCTION: Reducing obesity and diabetes risks among women of child-bearing age is urgently needed to halt the transgenerational cycle of disease. Interventions among pregnant women have largely been ineffective and may be initiated too late to improve maternal and child health. The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a widely disseminated lifestyle intervention that may help mitigate risks before pregnancy. However, the program has targeted relatively older adults, and effectiveness among women of child-bearing age remains largely unknown...
September 16, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928027/development-of-a-sexual-needs-rehabilitation-framework-in-women-post-spinal-cord-injury-a-study-from-iran
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Raziyeh Maasoumi, Fatemeh Zarei, Effat Merghati-Khoei, Taylor Lawson, Seyyed Hasan Emami-Razavi
OBJECTIVE: To develop a sexual needs rehabilitation framework in women post spinal cord injury (SCI) DESIGN: Mixed-methods study SETTING: Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research Center (BASIR), Neuroscience Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran PARTICIPANTS: Married women with at least one year passed injury INTERVENTION: Not applicable METHODS: This study was designed in three steps; primary needs assessment with quantitative and qualitative methods, prioritizing identified needs by expert panels, and developing framework...
September 16, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927871/-prevalence-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-argentina-in-the-last-25-years-systematic-review-of-population-observational-studies
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A Diaz, W Espeche, C March, R Flores, R Parodi, M A Genesio, R Sabio, S Poppe
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Metabolic syndrome (MS) comprises a set of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Argentina has numerous epidemiological studies on MS, however, there has been no systematic analysis of the prevalence of MS in our population. To estimate the prevalence of MS in the Argentine Republic, a systematic review of observational studies published during the period 1988-2014 was carried out. SEARCH STRATEGY: A bibliographic search was conducted in the MEDLINE (National Library of Medicine), SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online) and LILACS (Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature) databases on studies conducted in Argentina between January 1989 and December 2014...
September 16, 2017: Hipertensión y Riesgo Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927243/early-endometriosis-in-females-is-directed-by-immune-mediated-estrogen-receptor-alpha-and-il6-cross-talk
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Katherine A Burns, Seddon Y Thomas, Katherine J Hamilton, Steven L Young, Donald N Cook, Kenneth S Korach
Endometriosis is a gynecological disease that negatively affects the health of 1 in 10 women. While more information is known about late stage disease, the early initiation of endometriosis and lesion development is poorly understood. Herein, we use a uterine tissue transfer mouse model of endometriosis to examine early disease development and its dependence on estradiol (E2) and estrogen receptor a (ERα) within 72 h of disease initiation. Using wild type and ERα knockout mice as hosts or donors, we find significant infiltration of neutrophils and macrophages into the peritoneal cavity...
September 11, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923751/effects-of-mindfulness-training-on-emotional-and-physiologic-recovery-from-induced-negative-affect
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Alexandra D Crosswell, Patricia I Moreno, Elizabeth B Raposa, Sarosh J Motivala, Annette L Stanton, Patricia A Ganz, Julienne E Bower
OBJECTIVE: Mindfulness training has been shown to improve psychological well-being and physical health. One proposed pathway for the positive effects of mindfulness training is through the development of new emotion regulation strategies, such as the ability to experience emotions by observing and accepting them without judgment. Theoretically, this should facilitate recovery from negative emotional states; however, this has rarely been examined empirically. The goal of the current study was to determine whether mindfulness training is associated with more efficient emotional and cardiovascular recovery from induced negative affect...
August 4, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923268/an-instrumental-case-study-examining-the-introduction-and-dissemination-of-the-baby-friendly-health-initiative-in-australia-participants-perspectives
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Marjorie Atchan, Deborah Davis, Maralyn Foureur
BACKGROUND: Australia experiences high breastfeeding initiation but low duration rates. UNICEF introduced the global breastfeeding strategy, the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, to Australia in 1992, transferring governance to the Australian College of Midwives (ACM) in 1995. In 2017 23% of facilities were registered as 'baby-friendly' accredited. AIM: To examine the introduction and dissemination of the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative into the Australian national setting...
September 8, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923189/gender-differences-in-sleep-disorders-in-the-us-military
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Shannon N Foster, Shana L Hansen, Dale C Capener, Panagiotis Matsangas, Vincent Mysliwiec
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to compare sleep disorders between male and female military personnel. Comorbid behavioral health disorders and chronic pain were also studied in relation to sleep disorders. DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective review of military personnel who underwent a sleep medicine evaluation and an in-laboratory attended polysomnography. Initial sleep questionnaires, demographics, polysomnographic variables, and comorbid disorders of interest were reviewed and compared for each sex...
October 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922785/is-the-women-s-health-initiative-whi-dietary-modification-associated-with-a-reduced-risk-of-pancreatic-cancer
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Rachael Z Stolzenberg-Solomon, Hormuzd A Katki
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January 1, 2018: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922784/low-fat-dietary-pattern-and-pancreatic-cancer-risk-in-the-women-s-health-initiative-dietary-modification-randomized-controlled-trial
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Li Jiao, Liang Chen, Donna L White, Lesley Tinker, Rowan T Chlebowski, Linda V Van Horn, Peter Richardson, Dorothy Lane, Haleh Sangi-Haghpeykar, Hashem B El-Serag
Background: Observational studies suggest that diet may influence pancreatic cancer risk. We investigated the effect of a low-fat dietary intervention on pancreatic cancer incidence. Methods: The Women's Health Initiative Dietary Modification (WHI-DM) trial is a randomized controlled trial conducted in 48 835 postmenopausal women age 50 to 79 years in the United States between 1993 and 1998. Women were randomly assigned to the intervention group (n = 19 541), with the goal of reducing total fat intake and increasing intake of vegetables, fruits, and grains, or to the usual diet comparison group (n = 29 294)...
January 1, 2018: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922383/timing-and-adequate-attendance-of-antenatal-care-visits-among-women-in-ethiopia
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Sanni Yaya, Ghose Bishwajit, Michael Ekholuenetale, Vaibhav Shah, Bernard Kadio, Ogochukwu Udenigwe
INTRODUCTION: Although ANC services are increasingly available to women in low and middle-income countries, their inadequate use persists. This suggests a misalignment between aims of the services and maternal beliefs and circumstances. Owing to the dearth of studies examining the timing and adequacy of content of care, this current study aims to investigate the timing and frequency of ANC visits in Ethiopia. METHODS: Data was obtained from the nationally representative 2011 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS) which used a two-stage cluster sampling design to provide estimates for the health and demographic variables of interest for the country...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921477/out-of-pocket-expenditure-and-catastrophic-health-spending-on-maternal-care-in-public-and-private-health-centres-in-india-a-comparative-study-of-pre-and-post-national-health-mission-period
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Sanjay K Mohanty, Anshul Kastor
BACKGROUND: The National Health Mission (NHM), one of the largest publicly funded maternal health programs worldwide was initiated in 2005 to reduce maternal, neo-natal and infant mortality and out-of-pocket expenditure (OOPE) on maternal care in India. Though evidence suggests improvement in maternal and child health, little is known on the change in OOPE and catastrophic health spending (CHS) since the launch of NHM. AIM: The aim of this paper is to provide a comprehensive estimate of OOPE and CHS on maternal care by public and private health providers in pre and post NHM periods...
September 18, 2017: Health Economics Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921390/the-state-of-men-s-health-services-in-the-veterans-health-administration
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Michael Fenstermaker, Sujay Paknikar, Amarnath Rambhatla, Dana A Ohl, Ted A Skolarus, James M Dupree
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: For many diseases that place a large burden on our health care system, men often have worse health outcomes than women. As the largest single provider of health care to men in the USA, the Veterans Health Administration (VA) has the potential to serve as leader in the delivery of improved men's health care to address these disparities. RECENT FINDINGS: The VA system has made recent strides in improving benefits for aspects of men's health that are traditionally poorly covered, such as treatment for male factor infertility...
September 18, 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919824/strengthening-participation-by-young-women-sex-workers-in-hiv-programs-reflections-on-a-study-from-bangkok-thailand
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Cath Conn, Kristel Modderman, Shoba Nayar
BACKGROUND: Participation is an accepted means of increasing the effectiveness of public health programs, and as such, it is considered an important component of HIV interventions targeting at-risk youth. The situation of young women sex workers in Thailand is alarming on many fronts, including that of HIV risk. As a result, HIV programs in Thailand are the key interventions undertaken in relation to young women sex workers' health. A small-scale study used semistructured interviews to explore the participation reports of five young women sex workers, as well as the related views of two community support workers, who lived and worked in Bangkok, Thailand...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
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