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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441674/the-development-of-an-indigenous-health-curriculum-for-medical-students
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Melissa Lewis, Amy Prunuske
Indigenous populations experience dramatic health disparities; yet, few medical schools equip students with the skills to address these inequities. At the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus, a project to develop an Indigenous health curriculum began in September 2013. This project used collaborative and decolonizing methods to gather ideas and opinions from multiple stakeholders, including students, community members, faculty, and administration, to guide the process of adding Indigenous health content to the curriculum to prepare students to work effectively with Indigenous populations...
May 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441098/how-robust-are-value-judgments-of-health-inequality-aversion-testing-for-framing-and-cognitive-effects
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Shehzad Ali, Aki Tsuchiya, Miqdad Asaria, Richard Cookson
BACKGROUND: Empirical studies have found that members of the public are inequality averse and value health gains for disadvantaged groups with poor health many times more highly than gains for better off groups. However, these studies typically use abstract scenarios that involve unrealistically large reductions in health inequality and face-to-face survey administration. It is not known how robust these findings are to more realistic scenarios or anonymous online survey administration...
April 1, 2017: Medical Decision Making: An International Journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440584/flood-risk-and-inequalities-between-ethnic-groups-in-the-floodplains-of-england-and-wales
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Jane L Fielding
Previous research has shown that many vulnerable communities experience disproportional exposure to flood risk. This paper, though, is the first to look at broad ethnic/racial group differences in the United Kingdom. It contends that differences in culture and language, especially those of new immigrants, bestow vulnerabilities on such communities, resulting in a lack of knowledge that enables people to be aware, to be prepared, or to recover expediently after a flood emergency. Using UK 2011 Census data and Environment Agency flood maps, the paper demonstrates that it is the non-white communities in Wales that confront the most disproportionate level of flood risk: 23 per cent as compared to 11...
April 25, 2017: Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439378/oman-vision-2050-for-health-research-a-strategic-plan-for-the-future-based-on-the-past-and-present-experience
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REVIEW
Adhra Hilal Nasser Al Mawali, Ahmed Mohamed Al Qasmi, Sultana Mohamed Saif Al Sabahi, John Idikula, Mahmoud Attia Abd Elaty, Magdi Morsi, Ali Talib Al Hinai
Health care delivery in Oman has attained great heights since the modern renaissance in 1970. Although the health service had the main impetus all these years, the importance of health research began to take place by mid 1990's and is now gaining momentum as an important responsibility and activity of the Ministry of Health (MoH). Although there has been progressively increasing investment and commitment to research activities in the recent Five Year Plan for Health Development, it still lags behind in the quality and quantity of research output...
March 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438989/documenting-decline-in-u-s-economic-mobility
#5
Lawrence F Katz, Alan B Krueger
Median incomes stagnate as inequality increases.
April 24, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438160/use-of-oral-health-care-services-in-finnish-adults-results-from-the-cross-sectional-health-2000-and-2011-surveys
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Anna L Suominen, Sari Helminen, Satu Lahti, Miira M Vehkalahti, Matti Knuuttila, Sinikka Varsio, Anne Nordblad
BACKGROUND: During the 2000s, two major legislative reforms concerning oral health care have been implemented in Finland. One entitled the whole population to subsidized care and the other regulated the timeframes of access to care. Our aim was, in a cross-sectional setting, to assess changes in and determinants of use of oral health care services before the first reform in 2000 and after both reforms in 2011. METHODS: The data were part of the nationally representative Health 2000 and 2011 Surveys of adults aged ≥ 30 years and were gathered by interviews and questionnaires...
April 24, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437694/the-benefits-of-paid-maternity-leave-for-mothers-post-partum-health-and-wellbeing-evidence-from-an-australian-evaluation
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Belinda Hewitt, Lyndall Strazdins, Bill Martin
This paper investigates the health effects of the introduction of a near universal paid parental leave (PPL) scheme in Australia, representing a natural social policy experiment. Along with gender equity and workforce engagement, a goal of the scheme (18 weeks leave at the minimum wage rate) was to enhance the health and wellbeing of mothers and babies. Although there is evidence that leave, especially paid leave, can benefit mothers' health post-partum, the potential health benefits of implementing a nationwide scheme have rarely been investigated...
April 14, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436913/synchronization-of-reaction-diffusion-neural-networks-with-dirichlet-boundary-conditions-and-infinite-delays
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Yin Sheng, Hao Zhang, Zhigang Zeng
This paper is concerned with synchronization for a class of reaction-diffusion neural networks with Dirichlet boundary conditions and infinite discrete time-varying delays. By utilizing theories of partial differential equations, Green's formula, inequality techniques, and the concept of comparison, algebraic criteria are presented to guarantee master-slave synchronization of the underlying reaction-diffusion neural networks via a designed controller. Additionally, sufficient conditions on exponential synchronization of reaction-diffusion neural networks with finite time-varying delays are established...
April 17, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436912/distributed-position-based-consensus-of-second-order-multiagent-systems-with-continuous-intermittent-communication
#9
Qiang Song, Fang Liu, Guanghui Wen, Jinde Cao, Xinsong Yang
This paper considers the position-based consensus in a network of agents with double-integrator dynamics and directed topology. Two types of distributed observer algorithms are proposed to solve the consensus problem by utilizing continuous and intermittent position measurements, respectively, where each observer does not interact with any other observers. For the case of continuous communication between network agents, some convergence conditions are derived for reaching consensus in the network with a single constant delay or multiple time-varying delays on the basis of the eigenvalue analysis and the descriptor method...
April 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436911/sampled-data-fuzzy-control-for-nonlinear-coupled-parabolic-pde-ode-systems
#10
Zi-Peng Wang, Huai-Ning Wu, Han-Xiong Li
In this paper, a sampled-data fuzzy control problem is addressed for a class of nonlinear coupled systems, which are described by a parabolic partial differential equation (PDE) and an ordinary differential equation (ODE). Initially, the nonlinear coupled system is accurately represented by the Takagi-Sugeno (T-S) fuzzy coupled parabolic PDE-ODE model. Then, based on the T-S fuzzy model, a novel time-dependent Lyapunov functional is used to design a sampled-data fuzzy controller such that the closed-loop coupled system is exponentially stable, where the sampled-data fuzzy controller consists of the ODE state feedback and the PDE static output feedback under spatially averaged measurements...
April 17, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436831/gamma-power-in-rural-pakistani-children-links-to-executive-function-and-verbal-ability
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Amanda R Tarullo, Jelena Obradović, Brandon Keehn, Muneera A Rasheed, Saima Siyal, Charles A Nelson, Aisha K Yousafzai
Children in low- and middle-income countries are at high risk of cognitive deficits due to environmental deprivation that compromises brain development. Despite the high prevalence of unrealized cognitive potential, very little is known about neural correlates of cognition in this population. We assessed resting EEG power and cognitive ability in 105 highly disadvantaged 48-month-old children in rural Pakistan. An increase in EEG power in gamma frequency bands (21-30Hz and 31-45Hz) was associated with better executive function...
March 31, 2017: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436340/racial-inequality-in-the-annual-risk-of-tuberculosis-infection-in-the-united-states-1910-1933
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J L Zelner, C Muller, J J Feigenbaum
Tuberculosis (TB) mortality rates in the USA fell rapidly from 1910 to 1933. However, during this period, racial disparities in TB mortality in the nation's expanding cities grew. Because of long delays between infection and disease, TB mortality is a poor indicator of short-term changes in transmission. We estimated the annual risk of TB infection (ARTI) in 11 large US cities to understand whether rising inequality in mortality reflected rising inequality in ARTI using city-level TB mortality data compiled by the US Department of Commerce from 1910 to 1933...
April 24, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436297/health-impact-assessment-hia-of-political-proposals-at-the-local-level-successful-introduction-but-what-has-happened-15-years-later
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Karin Berensson, Per Tillgren
Health impact assessments (HIAs) were first introduced in Sweden in the mid-to-late 1990s, with the aim of placing health issues on the political agenda and helping to reduce health inequalities. In the early 2000s, HIAs entered a second phase and the Swedish Parliament adopted a national public health policy. A national survey conducted in 2001 showed that 10/289 municipalities had begun to use HIA and 55/289 had decided to use HIA or had initiated an adoption process. In a 2013 follow-up study based on a strategic sample of municipalities, 9/36 municipalities reported using HIA and/or similar tools...
April 1, 2017: Global Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435416/challenges-in-achieving-collaboration-in-clinical-practice-the-case-of-norwegian-health-care
#14
Sissel Steihaug, Anne-Kari Johannessen, Marian Ådnanes, Bård Paulsen, Russell Mannion
INTRODUCTION: This article summarizes and synthesizes the findings of four separate but inter-linked empirical projects which explored challenges of collaboration in the Norwegian health system from the perspectives of providers and patients. The results of the four projects are summarised in eight articles. METHODS: The eight articles constituted our empirical material. Meta-ethnography was used as a method to integrate, translate, and synthesize the themes and concepts contained in the articles in order to understand how challenges related to collaboration impact on clinical work...
July 18, 2016: International Journal of Integrated Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435206/new-progress-on-the-operator-inequalities-involving-improved-young-s-and-its-reverse-inequalities-relating-to-the-kantorovich-constant
#15
Jie Zhang, Junliang Wu
The purpose of this paper is to give a survey of the progress, advantages and limitations of various operator inequalities involving improved Young's and its reverse inequalities related to the Kittaneh-Manasrah inequality. We also present our new progress to the related research topics. New scalar versions of Young's inequalities are promoted, the operator version and the Hilbert-Schmidt form also get a promotion.
2017: Journal of Inequalities and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434631/passivity-analysis-of-neural-networks-with-two-different-markovian-jumping-parameters-and-mixed-time-delays
#16
Jiaojiao Ren, Xinzhi Liu, Hong Zhu, Shouming Zhong
This paper studies the problem of passivity analysis for neural networks with two different Markovian jumping parameters and mixed time delays utilizing some integral inequalities. The integral inequalities produce sharper bounds than what the Jensen's inequality produces, consequently, better results are obtained. The Markovian jumping parameters in connection weight matrices and discrete delay are assumed to be different in the system model. By constructing a new appropriate Lyapunov-Krasovskii functional (LKF), some sufficient conditions are established which guarantee the passivity of the proposed model...
April 20, 2017: ISA Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434193/mediators-of-socioeconomic-differences-in-adiposity-among-youth-a-systematic-review
#17
REVIEW
M K Gebremariam, N Lien, R A Nianogo, O A Arah
BACKGROUND: Youth with a low socioeconomic position in developed countries are at a disproportionately higher risk of being overweight or obese than their counterparts. Tackling these inequalities requires that the mechanisms behind them are well understood. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review was to summarize existing evidence regarding the factors that mediate or contribute to the explanation of the relationship between socioeconomic position and adiposity among youth...
April 23, 2017: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434029/health-of-midlife-and-older-adults-in-china-the-role-of-regional-economic-development-inequality-and-institutional-setting
#18
Xuejie Ding, Francesco C Billari, Stuart Gietel-Basten
OBJECTIVES: To document the association between economic development, income inequality, and health-related public infrastructure, and health outcomes among Chinese adults in midlife and older age. METHODS: We use a series of multi-level regression models with individual-level baseline data from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Survey (CHARLS). Provincial-level data are obtained both from official statistics and from CHARLS itself. Multi-level models are estimated with different subjective and objective health outcomes...
April 22, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433398/multi-state-survey-of-healthcare-associated-infections-in-acute-care-hospitals-in-brazil
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C Magno Castelo Branco Fortaleza, M C Padoveze, C R Veiga Kiffer, A L Barth, Irna C do Rosário Souza Carneiro, H I Garcia Giamberardino, J L Nobre Rodrigues, L Santos Filho, M J Gonçalves de Mello, M Severino Pereira, P Pinto Gontijo Filho, M Rocha, E A Servolo de Medeiros, A C Campos Pignatari
BACKGROUND: Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) challenge public health in developing countries such as Brazil, which harbour social inequalities and variations in the complexity of healthcare and regional development. AIM: To describe the prevalence of HCAIs in hospitals in a sample of hospitals in Brazil. METHODS: A prevalence survey conducted in 2011-13 enrolled 152 hospitals from the five macro-regions in Brazil. Hospitals were classified as large (≥200 beds), medium (50-199 beds) or small sized (<50 beds)...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433324/stakeholder-views-on-criteria-and-processes-for-priority-setting-in-norway-a-qualitative-study
#20
Jeremy M Aidem
Since 2013, Norway has engaged in political processes to revise criteria for priority setting. These processes have yielded key efficiency and equity criteria, but excluded potentially relevant social values. This study describes the views of 27 stakeholders in Norway's health system regarding a wider set of priority-setting criteria and procedural characteristics. Between January and February 2016, semi-structured interviews and focus groups were conducted with a purposive sample of policymakers, hospital administrators, practitioners, university students and seniors...
April 12, 2017: Health Policy
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