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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918425/the-influence-of-health-behaviours-in-childhood-on-attention-deficit-and-hyperactivity-disorder-in-adolescence
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Xiuyun Wu, Arto Ohinmaa, Paul J Veugelers
Attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents is a global public health burden. Identification of health-related behavioral risk factors including diet quality and physical and sedentary activities for ADHD is important for prioritizing behavioral intervention strategies to improve mental health. This study aimed to examine the association of diet quality, physical activity, and sedentary behaviours in childhood with ADHD throughout adolescence. We linked data from grade five students aged primarily 10 and 11 years old who participated in a population-based lifestyle survey in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia with their administrative health care data...
December 2, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900393/the-effects-of-alcohol-related-harms-to-others-on-self-perceived-mental-well-being-in-a-canadian-sample
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Candace Lewis-Laietmark, Ashley Wettlaufer, Kevin D Shield, Norman Giesbrecht, Nicole April, Mark Asbridge, Colleen Dell, Jürgen Rehm, Tim Stockwell
OBJECTIVES: To examine (1) the harms related to the drinking of others in five Canadian provinces, stratified by socio-demographic variables, and (2) the relationship between these harms and mental well-being. METHODS: A telephone survey sampled 375 adults from British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia. Harms related to the drinking of others were measured through 16 questions in the domains of psychological, physical, social, and financial harms...
November 29, 2016: International Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888383/relationships-between-blood-mercury-levels-reproduction-and-return-rate-in-a-small-seabird
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Ingrid L Pollet, Marty L Leonard, Nelson J O'Driscoll, Neil M Burgess, Dave Shutler
Mercury (Hg) is a ubiquitous heavy metal that occurs naturally in the environment, but its levels have been supplemented for decades by a variety of human activities. Mercury can have serious deleterious effects on a variety of organisms, with top predators being particularly susceptible because methylmercury bioaccumulates and biomagnifies in food webs. Among birds, seabirds can have especially high levels of Hg contamination and Leach's storm-petrels (Oceanodroma leucorhoa), in particular, have amongst the highest known levels...
November 25, 2016: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864645/factors-influencing-and-consequences-of-breeding-dispersal-and-habitat-choice-in-female-grey-seals-halichoerus-grypus-on-sable-island-nova-scotia
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Jenny Weitzman, Cornelia den Heyer, Don W Bowen
Selection of breeding location can influence reproductive success and fitness. Breeding dispersal links habitat use and reproduction. This study investigated factors affecting breeding dispersal and its reproductive consequences in grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) on Sable Island, Nova Scotia. Breeding dispersal distance was determined in 692 individually marked, known-age female grey seals observed from 2004 to 2014. We used generalized linear mixed-effects models to test hypotheses concerning environmental and demographic factors influencing breeding dispersal distance and the consequences of dispersal distance on offspring weaning mass...
November 19, 2016: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859169/nipped-in-the-bud-mesograzer-feeding-preference-contributes-to-kelp-decline
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John M O'Brien, Robert E Scheibling
Small invertebrate grazers can disproportionately reduce plant fitness by discriminately consuming valuable tissues, but the context and attendant consequences of this activity at higher levels of ecological organization rarely are considered. To assess the impact of a gastropod mesograzer Lacuna vincta on fecundity and potential reproductive output of the habitat-forming kelp Saccharina latissima, we measured the intensity and distribution of grazing damage on kelp blades at five sites of varying kelp density, during the annual reproductive peak (October-November) in Nova Scotia...
July 2016: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813062/poor-versus-rich-children-with-epilepsy-have-the-same-clinical-course-and-remission-rates-but-a-less-favorable-social-outcome-a-population-based-study-with-25%C3%A2-years-of-follow-up
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Carol Camfield, Peter Camfield, Bruce Smith
OBJECTIVE: To explore the influence of several estimates of family socioeconomic status on the long-term clinical course and social outcomes of children with epilepsy. METHODS: The Nova Scotia childhood epilepsy cohort is population based and includes all children in this Canadian province who developed epilepsy between 1977 and 1985. Eligible patients had ≥10 years of follow-up. Children with childhood absence epilepsy were excluded. Total family income at seizure onset was assessed at seizure onset and classified as "poor" (first quintile), "adequate" (second to third quintiles), and "well-off" (fourth to fifth quintiles)...
November 2016: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812421/a-12-year-record-of-intertidal-barnacle-recruitment-in-atlantic-canada-2005-2016-relationships-with-sea-surface-temperature-and-phytoplankton-abundance
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Ricardo A Scrosati, Julius A Ellrich
On the Gulf of St. Lawrence coast of Nova Scotia (Canada), recruitment of the barnacle Semibalanus balanoides occurs in May and June. Every year in June between 2005 and 2016, we recorded recruit density for this barnacle at the same wave-exposed rocky intertidal location on this coast. During these 12 years, mean recruit density was lowest in 2015 (198 recruits dm(-2)) and highest in 2007 (969 recruits dm(-2)). The highest recruit density observed in a single quadrat was 1,457 recruits dm(-2) (in 2011) and the lowest was 34 recruits dm(-2) (in 2015)...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797700/age-at-first-drink-experiences-of-drunkenness-and-alcohol-related-problems-in-canadian-youth-is-early-onset-bad-if-you-are-a-moderate-drinker
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Mark Asbridge, Jenny Cartwright, Kevin Wilson, Donald Langille
OBJECTIVE: This article examines early age at first drink (AFD) (14 years and younger) and alcohol-related problems, with a focus on experiences of drunkenness. It challenges the assumption that all early AFD is harmful by investigating whether early drinkers who typically consume alcohol in moderation experience minimal problems or harms. METHOD: Participants were drawn from the 2012 Student Drug Use Survey in Canada's Atlantic Provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador, an anonymous cross-sectional survey of high school students (ages 15-19 years)...
November 2016: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791309/a-very-human-being-sister-marie-simone-roach-1922-2016
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Michael J Villeneuve, Verena Tschudin, Janet Storch, Marsha D M Fowler, Elizabeth Peter
Sister (Sr.) Marie Simone Roach, of the Sisters of St. Martha of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, died at the Motherhouse on 2 July 2016 at the age of 93, leaving behind a rich legacy of theoretical and practical work in the areas of care, caring and nursing ethics. She was a humble soul whose deep and scholarly thinking thrust her onto the global nursing stage where she will forever be tied to a central concept in nursing, caring, through her Six Cs of Caring model. In Canada, she was the lead architect of the Canadian Nurses Association's first code of ethics, and her influence on revisions to it is still profound more than 35 years later...
October 28, 2016: Nursing Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789268/prevalence-of-surgical-site-infections-following-orthognathic-surgery-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial-on-a-3-day-versus-1-day-postoperative-antibiotic-regimen
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Clayton M Davis, Curtis E Gregoire, Ian Davis, Thomas W Steeves
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a 3- versus 1-day antibiotic regimen on the rate of surgical site infection (SSI) in patients undergoing orthognathic surgery at a department of oral and maxillofacial surgery in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective, randomized controlled trial was conducted. All patients received 1 day of intravenous antibiotics after surgery. Then, patients were randomly distributed into groups that received 2 days of additional antibiotics (group A) or placebo (group B)...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779912/stronger-together-use-of-storytelling-at-a-dietetics-conference-to-promote-professional-collaboration
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Ann Fox, Doris Gillis, Barb Anderson, Daphne Lordly
During a Dietitians of Canada conference session (2015), 4 facilitators drew upon "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" (Alice) to engage participants in discussing the future of dietetic education. The aim was to feature Nova Scotia (NS) collaborative experiences as an example of dietetic education planning that could be implemented elsewhere. Three vignettes from the Alice story were chosen as metaphoric representations of dilemmas and assumptions commonly faced by dietetic educators. Story quotations and facilitator questions related to each vignette-guided discussion...
October 25, 2016: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777781/impact-of-pharmacists-as-immunizers-on-influenza-vaccination-coverage-in-the-community-setting-in-nova-scotia-canada-2013-2015
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Jennifer E Isenor, Jessica L Killen, Beverly A Billard, Shelly A McNeil, Donna MacDougall, Beth A Halperin, Kathryn L Slayter, Susan K Bowles
BACKGROUND: Annual immunization is the most effective way to prevent influenza and its associated complications. However, optimal immunization rates are not being met in Nova Scotia, Canada. Additional providers, such as pharmacists, may improve access and convenience to receive vaccines. Pharmacists began immunizing patients 5 years of age and older within the publicly funded universal influenza vaccination program during the 2013-2014 influenza season. The objective of this study was to evaluate influenza immunization coverage rates before and after pharmacists in Nova Scotia gained authority to immunize as part of the publicly funded universal influenza vaccination program...
2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770694/young-people-and-injection-drug-use-is-there-a-need-to-expand-harm-reduction-services-and-support
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Kelly Adamson, Lois Jackson, Jacqueline Gahagan
A complex array of intersecting social contextual factors are known to influence safer and/or unsafe practices among people who inject drugs. However, less is known about the social contextual factors that may specifically influence injection practices for young people who inject drugs. In this qualitative study, we explored with young people, ages 18-29, living in an urban centre in Nova Scotia, Canada, their perceptions and experiences of the social contextual factors that influence their safer and/or unsafe injection practices...
October 19, 2016: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766988/comparative-genomic-fingerprinting-of-campylobacter-application-in-routine-public-health-surveillance-and-epidemiological-investigations
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E Schleihauf, S Mutschall, B Billard, E N Taboada, D Haldane
A subtyping methodology for Campylobacter, Comparative Genomic Fingerprinting (CGF40), has been described recently. The objective of this study was to assess the utility of CGF40 as a tool to enhance routine public health surveillance of campylobacteriosis. Isolates of Campylobacter from across the province were requested and sent for CGF40 subtyping. Epidemiological data from cases reported to public health officials in Nova Scotia, Canada, from January 2012 to March 2015 were linked with blinded CGF40 subtyping results...
October 21, 2016: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763829/prevalence-and-distribution-of-wellfleet-bay-virus-exposure-in-the-common-eider-somateria-mollissima
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Jennifer R Ballard, Randall Mickley, Samantha E J Gibbs, Chris Dwyer, Catherine Soos, N Jane Harms, H Grant Gilchrist, Jeffrey S Hall, J Christian Franson, G Randy Milton, Glen Parsons, Brad Allen, Jean-Francois Giroux, Stéphane Lair, Daniel G Mead, John R Fischer
Between 1998 and 2014, recurrent mortality events were reported in the Dresser's subspecies of the Common Eider ( Somateria mollissima dresseri) on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA near Wellfleet Harbor. The early die-offs were attributed to parasitism and emaciation, but beginning in 2006 a suite of distinct lesions was observed concomitant with the isolation of a previously unknown RNA virus. This novel pathogen was identified as an orthomyxovirus in the genus Quaranjavirus and was named Wellfleet Bay virus (WFBV)...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738573/emergency-medicine-in-remote-regions
#16
Tia Renouf, Megan Pollard
Rural and remote places like Sable Island (Nova Scotia) or François (Newfoundland) pose a challenge in delivering both health care and appropriate education that today's learners need to practice in a rural setting. This education can be difficult to deliver to students far from academic centers. This is especially true for learners and practitioners at offshore locations like ships, oil installations, or in the air when patients are transported via fixed wing aircraft or helicopter. The following editorial provides a snapshot of the setting and the challenges faced while working as a physician on a ship, in remote regions...
September 9, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717189/degenerative-encephalopathy-in-nova-scotia-duck-tolling-retrievers-presenting-with-a-rapid-eye-movement-sleep-behavior-disorder
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E N Barker, L J Dawson, J H Rose, S Van Meervenne, O Frykman, C Rohdin, A Leijon, K E Soerensen, J Järnegren, G C Johnson, D P O'Brien, N Granger
BACKGROUND: Neurodegenerative diseases are a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by loss of neurons and are commonly associated with a genetic mutation. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To characterize the clinical and histopathological features of a novel degenerative neurological disease affecting the brain of young adult Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers (NSDTRs). ANIMALS: Nine, young adult, related NSDTRs were evaluated for neurological dysfunction and rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder...
September 2016: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697321/biological-effects-of-gold-mine-tailings-on-the-intertidal-marine-environment-in-nova-scotia-canada
#18
K Doe, R Mroz, K-L Tay, J Burley, S Teh, S Chen
From 1861 to the 1940s, gold was produced from 64 mining districts in Nova Scotia, where mercury amalgamation was the dominant method for the extraction of gold from ore until the 1880s. As a result, wastes (tailings) from the milling process were contaminated by mercury and were high in naturally occurring arsenic. In 2004 and 2005, sediments, water and mollusc tissues were collected from 29 sampling stations at nine former gold mining areas along the Atlantic coastline and were analysed for arsenic and mercury...
October 1, 2016: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27670708/the-long-term-pelvic-floor-health-outcomes-of-women-after-childbirth-the-influence-of-labour-in-the-first-pregnancy
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Baharak Amir, Victoria M Allen, Susan Kirkland, Kathleen MacPherson, Scott Farrell
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the influence of labour and pregnancy factors on long-term pelvic floor health outcomes. METHODS: This population-based cohort study was conducted using linkage between the Nova Scotia Atlee Perinatal Database, the Medical Services Insurance Database, and the Canadian Institute for Health Information's Discharge Abstract Database from 1988 to 2006; this allowed for the evaluation of patient utilization of care providers for pelvic floor disorders and captured conservative and surgical interventions...
September 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27670705/type-of-labour-in-the-first-pregnancy-and-cumulative-perinatal-morbidity
#20
Victoria M Allen, Thomas F Baskett, Alexander C Allen, Jason Burrows, Michael Vincer, Colleen M O'Connell
OBJECTIVE: To estimate cumulative perinatal morbidity among infants delivered at term, according to the type of labour in the first pregnancy, when the first pregnancy was low risk. METHODS: In a 26-year population-based cohort study (1988-2013) using the Nova Scotia Atlee Perinatal Database, we identified the type of labour in successive pregnancies in low-risk, nulliparous women at term in their first pregnancy (who had at least one subsequent pregnancy), and also identified perinatal outcomes in subsequent deliveries according to the type of labour in the first pregnancy...
September 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
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