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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346312/sidewalk-landscape-structure-and-thermal-conditions-for-child-and-adult-pedestrians
#1
Young-Jae Kim, Chanam Lee, Jun-Hyun Kim
Walking is being promoted for health and transportation purposes across all climatic regions in the US and beyond. Despite this, an uncomfortable microclimate condition along sidewalks is one of the major deterrents of walking, and more empirical research is needed to determine the risks of heat exposure to pedestrians while walking. This study examined the effect of street trees and grass along sidewalks on air temperatures. A series of thermal images were taken at the average heights of adults and children in the US to objectively measure the air temperatures of 10 sidewalk segments in College Station, TX, USA...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323862/healthy-food-procurement-and-nutrition-standards-in-public-facilities-evidence-synthesis-and-consensus-policy-recommendations
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Kim D Raine, Kayla Atkey, Dana Lee Olstad, Alexa R Ferdinands, Dominique Beaulieu, Susan Buhler, Norm Campbell, Brian Cook, Mary L'Abbé, Ashley Lederer, David Mowat, Joshna Maharaj, Candace Nykiforuk, Jacob Shelley, Jacqueline Street
INTRODUCTION: Unhealthy foods are widely available in public settings across Canada, contributing to diet-related chronic diseases, such as obesity. This is a concern given that public facilities often provide a significant amount of food for consumption by vulnerable groups, including children and seniors. Healthy food procurement policies, which support procuring, distributing, selling, and/or serving healthier foods, have recently emerged as a promising strategy to counter this public health issue by increasing access to healthier foods...
January 2018: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289810/intergenerational-transmission-of-human-capital-is-it-a-one-way-street
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Petter Lundborg, Kaveh Majlesi
Studies on the intergenerational transmission of human capital usually assume a one-way spillover from parents to children. However, children may also affect their parents' human capital. Using exogenous variation in education, arising from a Swedish compulsory schooling reform in the 1950s and 1960s, we address this question by studying the causal effect of children's schooling on their parents' longevity. We first replicate previous findings of a positive and significant cross-sectional relationship between children's education and their parents' longevity...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286994/the-effect-of-midface-advancement-surgery-on-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-in-syndromic-craniosynostosis
#4
Clair Saxby, Kate A Stephenson, Katherine Steele, Sonna Ifeacho, Michelle E Wyatt, Martin Samuels
BACKGROUND: Children with syndromic craniosynostosis frequently suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). The aim of the authors' study was to investigate if midface advancement surgery for patients with SC improved the severity of OSA by examining the results of sleep studies before and after surgery. METHODS: A retrospective comparison of the pre and postoperative sleep study data of children undergoing midface advancement surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital between 2007 and 2016...
January 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285534/comparison-of-quality-and-output-of-different-optimal-perimetric-testing-approaches-in-children-with-glaucoma
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Dipesh E Patel, Phillippa M Cumberland, Bronwen C Walters, Isabelle Russell-Eggitt, John Brookes, Maria Papadopoulos, Peng Tee Khaw, Ananth C Viswanathan, David Garway-Heath, Mario Cortina-Borja, Jugnoo S Rahi
Importance: There is limited evidence to support the development of guidance for visual field testing in children with glaucoma. Objective: To compare different static and combined static/kinetic perimetry approaches in children with glaucoma. Design, Setting, and Participants: Cross-sectional, observational study recruiting children prospectively between May 2013 and June 2015 at 2 tertiary specialist pediatric ophthalmology centers in London, England (Moorfields Eye Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital)...
December 28, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282225/risk-of-invasive-pneumococcal-disease-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-in-england-a-national-observational-cohort-study-2010-2015
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Godwin Oligbu, Sarah Collins, Carmen Sheppard, Norman Fry, Moira Dick, Allison Streetly, Shamez Ladhani
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical presentation, risk factors, serotype distribution and outcomes of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) in children with sickle cell disease (SCD) following the introduction of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) in the UK. DESIGN: Prospective national newborn screening for SCD and enhanced national IPD surveillance. PARTICIPANTS: Children with SCD born in England between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2014 who developed laboratory-confirmed IPD by 31 December 2015...
December 27, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248246/-children-exposure-to-pm10-on-the-way-to-school-regulatory-impact-of-speed-regulation-under-30km-h
#7
J Prud'homme
BACKGROUND: In Paris, air pollution is now a persistent environmental problem, especially linked to diesel cars in circulation. Exposure of children to air pollution during the journey from home to school, which takes place during peak hours of traffic, is poorly documented. METHODS: The purpose of this work was to identify spaces less exposed to PM10 pollution. We identified spatial recurrences in the relative distribution of air pollution levels using PM10 geolocated measures taken along a fixed circuit, crossing, among others, a speed regulation zone (<30km/h)...
December 13, 2017: Revue D'épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240505/hoarseness-in-children
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Salil Sood, Ian Street, Adam Donne
Hoarseness or dysphonia are terms used to describe a change in the quality of the voice. The voice quality can be raspy, breathy, strained, fatigued, rough, tremulous or weak. There may be a change in pitch, restriction of range, voice breaks, decreased projection, or abnormal resonance. It is important to remember that a voice disorder is not a disease in itself but rather a presentation of an underlying pathology. Clinicians' knowledge of paediatric hoarseness is limited as it can be difficult to examine children using fibreoptic laryngoscopy and the child may not comprehend the need for detailed examination...
December 2, 2017: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218577/street-foods-exacerbate-effects-of-the-environmental-burden-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-in-nigeria
#9
Osazuwa Clinton Ekhator, Nnaemeka Arinze Udowelle, Sorbari Igbiri, Rose Ngozi Asomugha, Chiara Frazzoli, Orish Ebere Orisakwe
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a large group of well-known toxicants with carcinogenic potential and other health effects including on the immune system. The high health risks of non-communicable diseases and relevant comorbidities in Africa, particularly in contaminated areas like e-waste and crude oil and gas exploration areas and for high consumers of food commodity groupings which are most critical for PAH exposure, are exacerbated by dietary exposure due to unsafe practices in commonly consumed foods, like those street vended...
December 7, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216384/evaluating-smartphone-based-virtual-reality-to-improve-chinese-schoolchildren-s-pedestrian-safety-a-nonrandomized-trial
#10
David C Schwebel, Yue Wu, Peng Li, Joan Severson, Yefei He, Henry Xiang, Guoqing Hu
Objective: This nonrandomized trial evaluated whether classroom-based training in a smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) pedestrian environment (a) teaches schoolchildren to cross streets safely, and (b) increases their self-efficacy for street-crossing. Methods: Fifty-six children, aged 8-10 years, attending primary school in Changsha, China participated. Baseline pedestrian safety assessment occurred in the VR environment and through unobtrusive observation of a subsample crossing a street for 11 days outside school...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186625/lesbian-motherhood-and-the-artificial-insemination-by-donor-scandal-of-1978
#11
Rebecca Jennings
In January 1978, the London Evening News informed its readers of its shocking discovery that British lesbians were conceiving babies by artificial insemination by donor (AID). Assisted by a respected London gynaecologist, Dr David Sopher, the women were planning and raising children in the context of lesbian relationships, challenging conventional family models and the widespread presumption that lesbianism and motherhood were mutually exclusive identities. The debate which was sparked by the Evening News expose and taken up in Parliament, the national and local media and on the streets in the subsequent weeks, offers an insight into attitudes towards lesbian motherhood in the late 1970s...
December 1, 2017: 20 Century British History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184379/neurotransmitters-and-sodium-channelopathies-possible-link
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COMMENT
Michael F Hammer, Alejandra D C Encinas
Investigators from the University of British Columbia, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, and the National Hospital reported their findings on neurotransmitter deficiencies in two patients with mutations in voltage-gated sodium genes (SCN2A and SCN8A) discovered by whole exome sequencing.
November 2017: Pediatric Neurology Briefs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178251/seizure-and-cognitive-outcomes-after-resection-of-glioneuronal-tumors-in-children
#13
Andrew M Faramand, Nicola Barnes, Sue Harrison, Roxanna Gunny, Tom Jacques, Zubair M Tahir, Sophia M Varadkar, Helen J Cross, William Harkness, Martin M Tisdall
OBJECTIVE: Glioneuronal tumors (GNTs) are well-recognized causes of chronic drug-resistant focal epilepsy in children. Our practice involves an initial period of radiological surveillance and antiepileptic medications, with surgery being reserved for those with radiological progression or refractory seizures. We planned to analyze the group of patients with low-grade GNTs, aiming to identify factors affecting seizure and cognitive outcomes. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 150 children presenting to Great Ormond Street Hospital with seizures secondary to GNTs...
November 26, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170970/smartphones-in-clinical-practice-doctors-experience-at-two-dublin-paediatric-teaching-hospitals
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Taha S El Hadidy, Abdulrahman E Alshafei, Alan E Mortell, Eva M Doherty
INTRODUCTION: We conducted a study at two main centres for paediatric surgery in the Republic of Ireland, Temple Street Children's University Hospital (TSCUH) and Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin (OLCHC). AIM: The aim of the study was to assess doctors' opinions, frequency and methods of smartphone use in clinical practice. METHODS: Doctors (n = 265) at the two hospitals were invited to complete a 12-item survey. Descriptive statistics were calculated accordingly...
November 23, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162759/pattern-and-profile-of-children-using-substances-in-india-insights-and-recommendations
#15
Anju Dhawan, Raman Deep Pattanayak, Anita Chopra, V K Tikoo, Rajesh Kumar
India has one of the largest proportion of children and adolescents in the world, but the threat posed by child substance use remains under-researched. Only recently a large study, the first of its kind in India, was carried out with a sample of nearly 4000 children using substances (school-going, out-of-school as well as street children) across more than a hundred cities/towns. We discuss (i) the existing knowledge on the prevalence of child substance abuse in India; (ii) perspectives and insights gained from the recent nation-wide study on its pattern and profile; and (iii) recommendations for substance use prevention and treatment among children in the Indian context...
July 2017: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148123/donohue-syndrome-a-review-of-literature-case-series-and-anesthetic-considerations
#16
REVIEW
Alana Kirkwood, Grant Stuart, Louise Harding
BACKGROUND: Donohue syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of insulin resistance, causing a functional defect in insulin receptor function, and affecting the ability of the insulin to bind the receptor. Features include severe hyperinsulinism and fasting hypoglycemia, along with severe failure to thrive despite feeding. An accelerated fasting state results in muscle wasting, decreased subcutaneous fat, and an excess of thick skin. A reduced thoracic diameter is accentuated by increased abdominal distension, which impacts on respiratory reserve...
November 17, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144433/the-influence-of-family-dog-ownership-and-parental-perceived-built-environment-measures-on-children-s-physical-activity-within-the-washington-dc-area
#17
Jennifer D Roberts, Lindsey Rodkey, Cortney Grisham, Rashawn Ray
Sedentary behavior and physical inactivity are significant contributors to youth obesity in the United States. Neighborhood dog walking is an outlet for physical activity (PA). Therefore, understanding the relationship between built environment, dog ownership, and youth PA is essential. This study examined the influence of dog ownership and parental built environment perceptions on children's PA in the Washington, D.C. area. In 2014, questionnaires were mailed to 2000 parents to assess family dog ownership; children's outdoor dog walking or playing; and parental perceived built environment measures...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132398/traditions-beliefs-and-indigenous-technologies-in-connection-with-the-edible-longhorn-grasshopper-ruspolia-differens-serville-1838-in-tanzania
#18
Mercy W Mmari, John N Kinyuru, Henry S Laswai, Judith K Okoth
BACKGROUND: Edible insects are an important source of food to many African populations. The longhorn grasshopper, Ruspolia differens (Serville 1838), commonly known as senene in Tanzania is one of the most appreciated edible insects by societies around Lake Victoria crescent. Senene is primarily an essential treat for the tribes around the lake, e.g., the Haya of Tanzania, Luo of Kenya and Baganda of Uganda. Despite its importance as a food item and appreciation as a delicacy, there are few studies dealing with culture, beliefs and indigenous technology in connection with the senene...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114499/a-review-of-factors-limiting-physical-activity-among-young-children-from-low-income-families
#19
REVIEW
Seung Ho Chang, Kijeong Kim
Children need to participate in structured physical activities to avoid obesity and to engage in sports and games in the future. However, certain groups of our population have little access to enhance levels of physical activity. One such group is children from low-income families who are more likely to have less opportunity for participation in physical activity because of factors such as unsafe streets or limited access to playgrounds. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, there is a strong relationship between family income and physical activity with low-income families being the most sedentary...
August 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106951/localized-real-time-information-on-outdoor-air-quality-at-kindergartens-in-oslo-norway-using-low-cost-sensor-nodes
#20
Nuria Castell, Philipp Schneider, Sonja Grossberndt, Mirjam F Fredriksen, Gabriela Sousa-Santos, Mathias Vogt, Alena Bartonova
In Norway, children in kindergartens spend significant time outdoors under all weather conditions, and there is thus a natural concern about the quality of outdoor air. It is well known that air pollution is associated with a wide variety of adverse health impacts for children, with greater impact on children with asthma. Especially during winter and spring, kindergartens in Oslo that are situated close to streets with busy traffic, or in areas where wood burning is used for house heating, can experience many days with bad air quality...
October 26, 2017: Environmental Research
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