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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325579/the-return-of-the-iberian-lynx-to-portugal-local-voices
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Margarida Lopes-Fernandes, Clara Espírito-Santo, Amélia Frazão-Moreira
BACKGROUND: Ethnographic research can help to establish dialog between conservationists and local people in reintroduction areas. Considering that predator reintroductions may cause local resistance, we assessed attitudes of different key actor profiles to the return of the Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) to Portugal before reintroduction started in 2015. We aimed to characterize a social context from an ethnoecological perspective, including factors such as local knowledge, perceptions, emotions, and opinions...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318124/assessing-medical-tourism-services-quality-using-servqual-model-a-patient-s-perspective
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Mohammad Qolipour, Amin Torabipour, Farzad Faraji Khiavi, Amal Saki Malehi
Background: Continuous quality improvement of the hospital services is a basic requirement of medical tourism industry. The different dimensions of hospital services quality are assessed constantly to improve the service of medical tourism. The aim of this study was to determine the services quality of medical tourism in private and public hospitals. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, the quality of hospital services were assessed in view of 250 Iraqi tourists referred to Ahvaz private and public hospitals in 2015...
January 2018: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305729/identifying-and-assessing-environmental-awareness-of-hotel-and-restaurant-employees-attitudes-in-the-amasra-district-of-bartin
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Cengiz Yucedag, Latif Gurkan Kaya, Mehmet Cetin
Environmental damage occurring on individual, institutional, and societal levels is one of the major problems in the world and results from mostly unconscious human behavior. This damage poses serious threats to human health and other habitats. The aim of this study is to determine the level of environmental awareness of hotel and restaurant employees in the Amasra District of Bartin, Turkey. For this purpose, a descriptive survey method is used to measure 16 items with a 5-point Likert scale. Data are obtained from 200 employees in the hotels and restaurants as of 2015...
January 5, 2018: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278248/when-the-spell-is-broken-gentrification-urban-tourism-and-privileged-discontent-in-the-amsterdam-canal-district
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Fenne M Pinkster, Willem R Boterman
Expansion of urban tourism in historic districts in European cities is putting increasing pressure on these areas as places to live. In Amsterdam, an ever-growing number of tourists visit the famous canal district, which also forms the home of a group of long-term, upper-middle-class residents. While such residents are generally depicted as instigators of urban transformation, in this case, they are on the receiving end. Bringing together the literature on the socio-spatial impact of tourism, belonging and the lived experience of place, this article explores the changing relationship between these established residents and their neighbourhood and provides insight into their growing sense of discontent and even powerlessness in the face of neighbourhood change...
July 2017: Cult Geogr
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29272989/seeking-health-under-palm-trees-ayurveda-in-kerala
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Srinivasan Kannan, Margret Frenz
Movement for healthcare, mostly termed 'medical tourism', has been a sector of enormous potential in South Asia over the past years attracting many international clients. Kerala, a state in southern India, advertises 'Kerala Ayurveda' as one of its particular attractions. The objective of this paper is to study and understand the public health view on movements for healthcare and/or wellness across borders with a particular focus on the quality of treatments offered and on issues of ethics that concern patients from across different countries, but also the providers of Ayurveda treatments...
December 22, 2017: Global Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261672/habitat-risk-assessment-for-regional-ocean-planning-in-the-u-s-northeast-and-mid-atlantic
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Katherine H Wyatt, Robert Griffin, Anne D Guerry, Mary Ruckelshaus, Michael Fogarty, Katie K Arkema
Coastal habitats provide important benefits to people, including habitat for species targeted by fisheries and opportunities for tourism and recreation. Yet, such human activities also can imperil these habitats and undermine the ecosystem services they provide to people. Cumulative risk assessment provides an analytical framework for synthesizing the influence of multiple stressors across habitats and decision-support for balancing human uses and ecosystem health. To explore cumulative risk to habitats in the U...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244876/water-quality-assessment-of-australian-ports-using-water-quality-evaluation-indices
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Sayka Jahan, Vladimir Strezov
Australian ports serve diverse and extensive activities, such as shipping, tourism and fisheries, which may all impact the quality of port water. In this work water quality monitoring at different ports using a range of water quality evaluation indices was applied to assess the port water quality. Seawater samples at 30 stations in the year 2016-2017 from six ports in NSW, Australia, namely Port Jackson, Botany, Kembla, Newcastle, Yamba and Eden, were investigated to determine the physicochemical and biological variables that affect the port water quality...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243302/a-sideways-look-at-conservation-and-consistency-in-tourism-policy
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Amy Dickman, Craig Packer, Paul J Johnson, David W Macdonald
Consistency is widely believed to be a virtue. Some of the hottest fires of hell, according to Dante's Inferno, are reserved for those who transgress: the hypocrites. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
December 15, 2017: Conservation Biology: the Journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233057/from-servicescape-to-loyalty-in-the-medical-tourism-industry-a-medical-clinic-s-service-perspective
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Minseong Kim, Dong-Woo Koo, Dong-Jin Shin, Sae-Mi Lee
Medical tourism organizations have increasingly recognized that loyalty makes a medical clinic a marketing success. To increase understanding of the importance of medical clinics, this study examined the roles of servicescapes, emotions, and satisfaction in the development of customer loyalty toward medical clinics and destination. Data were collected among international medical tourists visiting Korea. Results identified that dimensions of medical clinics' servicescape (ie, medical clinic environment, medical treatment, staff, and doctor) influenced emotions and satisfaction among international medical tourists...
January 2017: Inquiry: a Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232462/incidence-and-spectrum-of-health-problems-among-travellers-to-myanmar
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Jutarmas Olanwijitwong, Saranath Lawpoolsri, Thitiya Ponam, Preechapol Puengpholpool, Chollasap Sharma, Lapakorn Chatapat, Vichan Pawan, Chatporn Kittitrakul, Watcharapong Piyaphanee
Background: The number of international travellers visiting Myanmar increases each year. However, information about pre-travel preparation and incidence of health problems among these travellers is limited. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted at three international airports in Thailand. Travellers returning from Myanmar completed questionnaires querying demographic profile, pre-travel health preparations and health problems during their stay in Myanmar...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221534/on-becoming-a-global-citizen-transformative-learning-through-global-health-experiences
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Debra K Litzelman, Adrian Gardner, Robert M Einterz, Philip Owiti, Charity Wambui, Jordan C Huskins, Kathleen M Schmitt-Wendholt, Geren S Stone, Paul O Ayuo, Thomas S Inui, Rachel A Umoren
BACKGROUND: Globalization has increased the demand for international experiences in medical education. International experiences improve medical knowledge, clinical skills, and self-development; influence career objectives; and provide insights on ethical and societal issues. However, global health rotations can end up being no more than tourism if not structured to foster personal transformation and global citizenship. OBJECTIVE: We conducted a qualitative assessment of trainee-reported critical incidents to more deeply understand the impact of our global health experience on trainees...
May 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220705/therapeutic-landscapes-and-longevity-wellness-tourism-in-bama
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Liyuan Huang, Honggang Xu
Due to the rising demand for healthcare products and concern over environmental pollution, wellness tourism has been booming in China in recent years. The therapeutic landscape theory provides a multi-scale interpretation of wellness tourism to explore how wellness tourists achieve health in healing places. By presenting the results of 83 interviews conducted in Bama, China, this study reveals that the "longevity village" Bama, endorsed by centenarians, provides a retreat that combines natural beauty and a harmonious neighbourhood for wellness tourists...
November 28, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217379/major-epidemiological-factors-associated-with-leptospirosis-in-malaysia
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Bashiru Garba, Abdul Rani Bahaman, Siti Khairani Bejo, Zunita Zakaria, Abdul Rahim Mutalib, Faruku Bande
INTRODUCTION: Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease caused by a diverse pathogenic leptospira species and serovars. The disease is transmitted directly following contact with infected urine and other body fluids or indirectly after contact with water or soil contaminated with infected urine. OBJECTIVES: While a wide range of domestic and wild animals are known to be reservoirs of the disease, occupation, international travel and recreation are beginning to assume a center stage in the transmission of the disease...
February 2018: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212052/biotic-diversity-of-benthic-macroinvertebrates-at-contrasting-glacier-fed-systems-in-patagonia-mountains-the-role-of-environmental-heterogeneity-facing-global-warming
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María Laura Miserendino, Cecilia Brand, Luis B Epele, Cecilia Y Di Prinzio, Guillermo H Omad, Miguel Archangelsky, Oscar Martínez, Adriana M Kutschker
Patagonia is by far the largest glacierized area in South America. However, little is known about ecology, functioning and biodiversity of glacier-fed streams facing global warming. We investigated changes in environmental features and macroinvertebrate communities along a longitudinal gradient of glacier influence of two Patagonian systems that differ in glacier cover magnitude and the spatial sequence of lotic and lentic phases. Both glaciers, Torrecillas (~5.5km2, Torrecillas system) and Cónico (~0.44km2, Baggilt system), are retreating...
December 3, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205748/cosmetic-tourism-for-breast-augmentation-a-systematic-review
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Louise Brightman, Sze Ng, Susannah Ahern, Rodney Cooter, Ingrid Hopper
BACKGROUND: The medical tourism industry, and in particular cosmetic tourism for breast augmentation, is becoming an increasingly popular global phenomenon. The objective of this study is to determine the extent of medical literature and the patient risk profiles associated with cosmetic tourism for breast augmentation both locally and abroad. DATA SOURCES: OVID MEDLINE, OVID Embase, Cochrane Central and Proquest electronic databases. METHODS: The search was conducted through to April 2017...
December 3, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202084/the-market-for-reproductive-tourism-an-analysis-with-special-reference-to-greece
#16
Anastasia Paraskou, Babu P George
Background: For many people, the need for parenthood remains unfulfilled due to biological reasons and a remedy for these individuals is assisted reproduction (AR). Because of widely differing and sometimes incompatible legislations around the world related to AR, there is considerable confusion across national borders. Within Europe, Greece seems to be in a comparatively favorable position because of lower restrictions and the availability of decent quality specialized medical facilities...
2017: Global Health Research and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202073/what-does-the-development-of-medical-tourism-in-barbados-hold-for-health-equity-an-exploratory-qualitative-case-study
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Ronald Labonté, Vivien Runnels, Valorie A Crooks, Rory Johnston, Jeremy Snyder
Background: Although the global growth of privatized health care services in the form of medical tourism appears to generate economic benefits, there is debate about medical tourism's impacts on health equity in countries that receive medical tourists. Studies of the processes of economic globalization in relation to social determinants of health suggest that medical tourism's impacts on health equity can be both direct and indirect. Barbados, a small Caribbean nation which has universal public health care, private sector health care and a strong tourism industry, is interested in developing an enhanced medical tourism sector...
2017: Global Health Research and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193705/orthopaedic-medical-tourism
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Adam E M Eltorai, Roja Garimella
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 29, 2017: Musculoskeletal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193486/characterisation-of-ras-k-1-a-novel-major-allergen-in-indian-mackerel-and-identification-of-parvalbumin-as-the-major-fish-allergen-in-33-asia-pacific-fish-species
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Thimo Ruethers, Marianne Raith, Michael F Sharp, Martina Koeberl, Juan N Stephen, Roni Nugraha, Thu T K Le, Santiago Quirce, Hong X M Nguyen, Sandip D Kamath, Sam S Mehr, Dianne E Campbell, Christopher R Bridges, Aya C Taki, Ines Swoboda, Andreas L Lopata
BACKGROUND: Fish is a well-recognised cause of food allergy and anaphylaxis. The evolutionary and taxonomic diversity of the various consumed fish species poses a challenge in the identification and characterisation of the major fish allergens critical for reliable diagnostics. Globally, fish is a rising cause of food allergy complicated by a large under-investigated variety of species as well as increasing global tourism and trade. This is the first comprehensive study on allergen profiles of heat-processed fish from Vietnam...
November 28, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192203/habitat-dependent-changes-in-vigilance-behaviour-of-red-crowned-crane-influenced-by-wildlife-tourism
#20
Donglai Li, Yu Liu, Xinghai Sun, Huw Lloyd, Shuyu Zhu, Shuyan Zhang, Dongmei Wan, Zhengwang Zhang
The Endangered Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis) is one of the most culturally iconic and sought-after species by wildlife tourists. Here we investigate how the presence of tourists influence the vigilance behaviour of cranes foraging in Suaeda salsa salt marshes and S. salsa/Phragmites australis mosaic habitat in the Yellow River Delta, China. We found that both the frequency and duration of crane vigilance significantly increased in the presence of wildlife tourists. Increased frequency in crane vigilance only occurred in the much taller S...
November 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
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