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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245126/geographic-and-social-disparities-in-exposure-to-air-neurotoxicants-at-u-s-public-schools
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Sara E Grineski, Timothy W Collins
Children are especially vulnerable to the health and developmental impacts of environmental hazards and they spend significant portions of their days at school. Yet there are no national-level studies examining school-level environmental inequalities and few have examined disparate exposure to neurological air toxicants, even though chronic exposure to air pollution impacts children's brain functioning. We paired information about the geographic locations and demographics of each public school in the US with air neurotoxicant exposure estimates pertaining to 24 known neurotoxicants included in the US Environmental Protection Agency's National Air Toxics Assessment...
December 12, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244776/internet-of-things-iot-based-design-of-a-secure-and-lightweight-body-area-network-ban-healthcare-system
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Yong-Yuan Deng, Chin-Ling Chen, Woei-Jiunn Tsaur, Yung-Wen Tang, Jung-Hsuan Chen
As sensor networks and cloud computation technologies have rapidly developed over recent years, many services and applications integrating these technologies into daily life have come together as an Internet of Things (IoT). At the same time, aging populations have increased the need for expanded and more efficient elderly care services. Fortunately, elderly people can now wear sensing devices which relay data to a personal wireless device, forming a body area network (BAN). These personal wireless devices collect and integrate patients' personal physiological data, and then transmit the data to the backend of the network for related diagnostics...
December 15, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244775/spatial-temporal-and-dietary-variables-associated-with-elevated-mercury-exposure-in-peruvian-riverine-communities-upstream-and-downstream-of-artisanal-and-small-scale-gold-mining
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Lauren Wyatt, Ernesto J Ortiz, Beth Feingold, Axel Berky, Sarah Diringer, Ana Maria Morales, Elvis Rojas Jurado, Heileen Hsu-Kim, William Pan
Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) is a primary contributor to global mercury and its rapid expansion raises concern for human exposure. Non-occupational exposure risks are presumed to be strongly tied to environmental contamination; however, the relationship between environmental and human mercury exposure, how exposure has changed over time, and risk factors beyond fish consumption are not well understood in ASGM settings. In Peruvian riverine communities (n = 12), where ASGM has increased 4-6 fold over the past decade, we provide a large-scale assessment of the connection between environmental and human mercury exposure by comparing total mercury contents in human hair (2-cm segment, n = 231) to locally caught fish tissue, analyzing temporal exposure in women of child bearing age (WCBA, 15-49 years, n = 46) over one year, and evaluating general mercury exposure risks including fish and non-fish dietary items through household surveys and linear mixed models...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244642/sex-sleep-deprivation-and-the-anxious-brain
#4
Andrea N Goldstein-Piekarski, Stephanie M Greer, Jared M Saletin, Allison G Harvey, Leanne M Williams, Matthew P Walker
Insufficient sleep is a known trigger of anxiety. However, not everyone experiences these effects to the same extent. One determining factor is sex, wherein women experience a greater anxiogenic impact in response to sleep loss than men. However, the underlying brain mechanism(s) governing this sleep-loss-induced anxiety increase, including the markedly different reaction in women and men, is unclear. Here, we tested the hypothesis that structural brain morphology in a discrete network of emotion-relevant regions represents one such explanatory factor...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244106/psychosocial-support-for-adolescent-girls-in-post-conflict-settings-beyond-a-health-systems-approach
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Fiona Samuels, Nicola Jones, Bassam Abu Hamad
Adaptive and adequately resourced health systems are necessary to achieve good health outcomes in post-conflict settings, however domains beyond the health system are also critical to ensure broader wellbeing. This paper focuses on the importance of psychosocial support services for adolescent girls in fragile contexts. Its starting point is that adolescence is a pivotal time in the life course but given the physical, cognitive and emotional changes triggered by the onset of puberty, it can also be a period of heightened sensitivity and vulnerability to trauma, social isolation, bullying by peers, a lack of supportive adults and gender-based and sexual violence...
December 1, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244105/the-gendered-health-workforce-mixed-methods-analysis-from-four-fragile-and-post-conflict-contexts
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Sophie Witter, Justine Namakula, Haja Wurie, Yotamu Chirwa, Sovanarith So, Sreytouch Vong, Bandeth Ros, Stephen Buzuzi, Sally Theobald
It is well known that the health workforce composition is influenced by gender relations. However, little research has been done which examines the experiences of health workers through a gender lens, especially in fragile and post-conflict states. In these contexts, there may not only be opportunities to (re)shape occupational norms and responsibilities in the light of challenges in the health workforce, but also threats that put pressure on resources and undermine gender balance, diversity and gender responsive human resources for health (HRH)...
December 1, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243938/iron-deficiency-affects-seizure-susceptibility-in-a-time-and-sex-specific-manner
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Michael Rudy, Margot Mayer-Proschel
Iron deficiency (ID) affects more than three billion people worldwide making it the most common micronutrient deficiency. ID is most prevalent during gestation and early life, which is of particular concern since its impact on the developing central nervous system is associated with an increased risk of a wide range of different psychiatric disorders later in life. The cause for this association is not known, but many of these same disorders are also associated with an imbalance between excitation and inhibition (E/I) within the brain...
November 2017: ASN Neuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243867/factors-for-incomplete-adherence-to-antiretroviral-therapy-including-drug-refill-and-clinic-visits-among-older-adults-living-with-hiv-cross-sectional-study-in-south-africa
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Abbie Barry, Nathan Ford, Ziad El-Khatib
OBJECTIVES: To assess adherence outcomes to antiretroviral therapy (ART) of recipients ≥50 years in Soweto, South Africa. METHODS: This was a secondary data analysis for a cross-sectional study at two HIV clinics in Soweto. Data on ART adherence and covariates were gathered through structured interviews with HIV 878 persons living with HIV (PLHIV) receiving ART. Logistic regression analysis was used to assess associations. RESULTS: PLHIV ≥50 years (n=103) were more likely to miss clinic visits during the last six months than PLHIV aged 25 - 49 years (OR 2...
December 15, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243512/the-relationship-between-hospital-construction-and-high-risk-infant-auditory-function-at-nicu-discharge-a-retrospective-descriptive-cohort-study
#9
Valerie Willis
PURPOSE: To describe the difference in auditory function at neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) discharge between high-risk infant cases exposed to hospital construction during NICU stay and those not exposed. BACKGROUND: Noise produced by routine NICU caregiving exceeds recommended intensity. As California hospitals undergo construction to meet seismic safety regulations, vulnerable neonates are potentially exposed to even higher levels of noise. Ramifications are unknown...
January 1, 2017: HERD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243381/state-of-early-child-development-research-practice-and-policy-for-most-vulnerable-children-a-global-perspective
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REVIEW
Mary Eming Young
Interventions to enhance development of children ages 0-6 have profound benefits for children, families, and societies. The benefits are well documented, recognized internationally, and supportive of policies and programs targeting early child development (ECD). Intervening in the early years is a critical first step toward alleviating poverty, reducing inequality, and ensuring a productive workforce for the global economy. The challenges presented by the almost 250 million at-risk children in low- and middle-income countries and the main obstacles to investing in ECD demand a paradigm shift in social policy and an action agenda integrated with the world's sustainable development goals for 2030...
December 2017: New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243154/nitrate-trends-in-groundwater-of-the-campania-region-southern-italy
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Daniela Ducci, Renata Della Morte, Adolfo Mottola, Giuseppe Onorati, Giovanni Pugliano
The Environmental Protection Agency of the Campania region in Italy (ARPAC) manages a groundwater quality monitoring network. For almost all the polluted waters, the key parameter driving the classification is the concentration of nitrate; hence, the Campania region, in coherence with the EU regulations, outlined the vulnerable areas and undertook remediation policies. The best groundwater quality is recorded for carbonate aquifers of the Apennine chain; on the contrary, the Tyrrhenian coastal plains are affected by severe contamination, with a locally very contaminated groundwater of the shallow and also the deeper aquifers...
December 14, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243015/relational-autonomy-in-the-care-of-the-vulnerable-health-care-professionals-reasoning-in-moral-case-deliberation-mcd
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Kaja Heidenreich, Anders Bremer, Lars Johan Materstvedt, Ulf Tidefelt, Mia Svantesson
In Moral Case Deliberation (MCD), healthcare professionals discuss ethically difficult patient situations in their daily practice. There is a lack of knowledge regarding the content of MCD and there is a need to shed light on this ethical reflection in the midst of clinical practice. Thus, the aim of the study was to describe the content of healthcare professionals' moral reasoning during MCD. The design was qualitative and descriptive, and data consisted of 22 audio-recorded inter-professional MCDs, analysed with content analysis...
December 14, 2017: Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242979/calling-phenology-of-a-diverse-amphibian-assemblage-in-response-to-meteorological-conditions
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T Lynette Plenderleith, Danial Stratford, Gregory W Lollback, David G Chapple, Richard D Reina, Jean-Marc Hero
The strong association between amphibian activity, breeding and recruitment with local environmental conditions raises concerns regarding how changes in climate may affect the persistence of species populations into the future. Additionally, in a highly diverse assemblage of anurans, competition for breeding sites affects the time and duration of activity, as species compete for limited resources such as water. Meteorological conditions are strong drivers of amphibian activity, so we assessed whether temperature, rainfall, atmospheric pressure and humidity were associated with the calling phenology of an assemblage of anurans in South East Queensland, Australia...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242899/can-probability-maps-of-swept-source-optical-coherence-tomography-predict-visual-field-changes-in-preperimetric-glaucoma
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Won June Lee, Young Kook Kim, Jin Wook Jeoung, Ki Ho Park
Purpose: To determine the usefulness of swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) probability maps in detecting locations with significant reduction in visual field (VF) sensitivity or predicting future VF changes, in patients with classically defined preperimetric glaucoma (PPG). Methods: Of 43 PPG patients, 43 eyes were followed-up on every 6 months for at least 2 years were analyzed in this longitudinal study. The patients underwent wide-field SS-OCT scanning and standard automated perimetry (SAP) at the time of enrollment...
December 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242556/functional-redundancy-and-sensitivity-of-fish-assemblages-in-european-rivers-lakes-and-estuarine-ecosystems
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Nils Teichert, Mario Lepage, Alban Sagouis, Angel Borja, Guillem Chust, Maria Teresa Ferreira, Stéphanie Pasquaud, Rafaela Schinegger, Pedro Segurado, Christine Argillier
The impact of species loss on ecosystems functioning depends on the amount of trait similarity between species, i.e. functional redundancy, but it is also influenced by the order in which species are lost. Here we investigated redundancy and sensitivity patterns across fish assemblages in lakes, rivers and estuaries. Several scenarios of species extinction were simulated to determine whether the loss of vulnerable species (with high propensity of extinction when facing threats) causes a greater functional alteration than random extinction...
December 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242543/the-twilight-of-immunity-emerging-concepts-in-aging-of-the-immune-system
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REVIEW
Janko Nikolich-Žugich
Immunosenescence is a series of age-related changes that affect the immune system and, with time, lead to increased vulnerability to infectious diseases. This Review addresses recent developments in the understanding of age-related changes that affect key components of immunity, including the effect of aging on cells of the (mostly adaptive) immune system, on soluble molecules that guide the maintenance and function of the immune system and on lymphoid organs that coordinate both the maintenance of lymphocytes and the initiation of immune responses...
January 2018: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242517/the-crisis-at-christmas-dental-service-a-review-of-an-annual-volunteer-led-dental-service-for-homeless-and-vulnerably-housed-people-in-london
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J Doughty, S Stagnell, N Shah, A Vasey, C Gillard
Background The UK charity Crisis originated in 1967 as a response to the increasing numbers of homeless people in London, and the first Crisis at Christmas event for rough sleepers was established in 1971. Since then, Crisis has provided numerous services over the Christmas period to the most vulnerable members of society. One of these is the Crisis at Christmas Dental Service (CCDS) which provides emergency and routine dental care from 23-29 of December each year. The charity is entirely dependent on voluntary staffing and industry donations including materials and facilities...
December 15, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242310/approaches-to-neuromodulation-for-schizophrenia
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REVIEW
Judith M Gault, Rachel Davis, Nicola G Cascella, Elyn R Saks, Iluminada Corripio-Collado, William S Anderson, Ann Olincy, John A Thompson, Edith Pomarol-Clotet, Akira Sawa, Zafiris J Daskalakis, Nir Lipsman, Aviva Abosch
Based on the success of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for treating movement disorders, there is growing interest in using DBS to treat schizophrenia (SZ). We review the unmet needs of patients with SZ and the scientific rationale behind the DBS targets proposed in the literature in order to guide future development of DBS to treat this vulnerable patient population. SZ remains a devastating disorder despite treatment. Relapse, untreated psychosis, intolerable side effects and the lack of effective treatment for negative and cognitive symptoms contribute to poor outcome...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241946/youth-with-psychogenic-non-syncopal-collapse-have-more-somatic-and-psychiatric-symptoms-and-lower-perceptions-of-peer-relationships-than-youth-with-syncope
#19
Geoffrey L Heyer
BACKGROUND: Little is known about somatic and psychiatric symptoms and perceived peer relationships of patients with psychogenic nonsyncopal collapse. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare somatic and psychiatric symptoms and other elements potentially related to functional neurological symptom disorders between youth with psychogenic nonsyncopal collapse and those with neurally mediated syncope. METHODS: Before testing, patients completed a structured interview and questionnaire addressing current symptoms, previous psychiatric diagnoses, referrals, diagnostic testing, prescribed medications, and patient self-ratings of anxiety, depression, and perceived peer relationships...
November 20, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241829/the-aged-rhesus-macaque-manifests-braak-stage-iii-iv-alzheimer-s-like-pathology
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Constantinos D Paspalas, Becky C Carlyle, Shannon Leslie, Todd M Preuss, Johanna L Crimins, Anita J Huttner, Christopher H van Dyck, Douglas L Rosene, Angus C Nairn, Amy F T Arnsten
INTRODUCTION: An animal model of late-onset Alzheimer's disease is needed to research what causes degeneration in the absence of dominant genetic insults and why the association cortex is particularly vulnerable to degeneration. METHODS: We studied the progression of tau and amyloid cortical pathology in the aging rhesus macaque using immunoelectron microscopy and biochemical assays. RESULTS: Aging macaques exhibited the same qualitative pattern and sequence of tau and amyloid cortical pathology as humans, reaching Braak stage III/IV...
December 11, 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
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