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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549760/perception-of-food-consumed-at-home-and-dietary-intake-a-nationwide-study-from-brazil
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Maria Fernanda Gombi-Vaca, Paula Martins Horta, Bruna Kulik Hassan, Thalita Fialho da Rocha, Laurits Rohden Skov, Eliseu Verly-Jr
Perception of food consumed is a key factor in acknowledging the need for behavioral change to improve diet quality. We analyzed family dietary intake according to the head of household's perception of satisfaction with food consumed by the family. Households (n = 13,351) that participated in the Brazilian Household Budget Survey and the National Dietary Survey were classified as satisfied or dissatisfied with the food consumed in the home. We compared the family dietary intake of the two groups considering their socio-demographic characteristics...
May 23, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549473/attitudes-of-consumers-and-live-poultry-workers-to-central-slaughtering-in-controlling-h7n9-a-cross-sectional-study
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Xiao Lin, Dingmei Zhang, Xinwei Wang, Yun Huang, Zhicheng Du, Yaming Zou, Jiahai Lu, Yuantao Hao
BACKGROUND: Guangdong Province in the Pearl River Delta of Southeast China is among the areas in the country with the highest rates of avian flu cases. In order to control the outbreak of human-infected H7N9 cases, Guangdong launched a new policy on the central slaughtering of live poultry in 2015. This study aims to evaluate attitudes of consumers and live-poultry workers toward the policy. The live-poultry workers consisted of two sub-groups: live-poultry traders and poultry farm workers...
May 26, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548973/beneficial-effects-of-two-types-of-personal-health-record-services-connected-with-electronic-medical-records-within-the-hospital-setting
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Jisan Lee, James G Boram Kim, Meiling Jin, Kiwhan Ahn, Byungjun Kim, Sukwha Kim, Jeongeun Kim
Healthcare consumers must be able to make decisions based on accurate health information. To assist with this, we designed and developed an integrated system connected with electronic medical records in hospitals to ensure delivery of accurate health information. The system-called the Consumer-centered Open Personal Health Record platform-is composed of two services: a portal for users with any disease and a mobile application for users with cleft lip/palate. To assess the benefits of these services, we used a quasi-experimental, pretest-posttest design, assigning participants to the portal (n = 50) and application (n = 52) groups...
May 26, 2017: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548247/market-for-artemether-lumefantrine-to-treat-childhood-malaria-in-a-district-of-southern-mozambique
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Sergi Alonso, Khátia Munguambe, Elisa Sicuri
Malaria is one of the leading causes of death in sub-Saharan Africa. Artemisinin-based combination therapies are used as first-line treatment drugs, but their market is far from competitive. Market failures include limited availability, low quality, lack of information, and high costs of access. We estimated the theoretical demand for one of the most common artemisinin-based combination therapies, artemether-lumefantrine (AL), and its determinants among caregivers of children with malaria seeking care at public health facilities, thus, entitled to receive drugs for free, in southern Mozambique (year 2012)...
May 26, 2017: Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548187/-prevalence-of-smoking-among-colombian-adolescents
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Javier Martínez-Torres, Martha Peñuela Epalza
BACKGROUND: Cigarette smoking is considered the most important preventable public health problem in developed countries, especially among adolescents. AIM: To determine the prevalence of cigarette smoking and associated factors in high school adolescents, from a Colombian city. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The self-administered global tobacco youth survey (GTYS) was answered by 831 teenagers aged 14 ± 2 years (54% females). For data analysis, proportions were calculated; for associations, binary and multivariable logistic regression was applied...
March 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546869/smoking-alcohol-and-drug-use-in-youth-and-adults-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Sydney Osland, Lauren Hirsch, Tamara Pringsheim
BACKGROUND: Previous research suggests a relationship between attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and smoking, alcohol and illicit drug use, however most studies have focused on adolescents or young adults, or clinically ascertained samples. AIMS: To analyse population-based data on the relationship between ADHD and at-risk health behaviours in adolescents and adults. METHOD: Data were derived from a Statistics Canada population-based health survey...
May 2017: BJPsych Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546742/association-between-belief-and-attitude-toward-preference-of-complementary-alternative-medicine-use
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Farida Islahudin, Intan Azura Shahdan, Suzani Mohamad-Samuri
BACKGROUND: There is a steep increase in the consumer use of complementary alternative medicine (CAM), with many users unaware of the need to inform their health care providers. Various predictors including psychosocial factors such as beliefs and behavior have been accounted for preference toward CAM use, with varying results. METHODS: This study investigates the belief and attitude regarding preference toward CAM use among the Malaysian population by using a questionnaire-based, cross-sectional study...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546136/an-ecological-momentary-intervention-to-reduce-alcohol-consumption-in-young-adults-delivered-during-drinking-events-protocol-for-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Cassandra Jc Wright, Paul M Dietze, Paul A Agius, Emmanuel Kuntsche, Robin Room, Michael Livingston, Margaret Hellard, Megan Sc Lim
BACKGROUND: Risky drinking is a significant public health issue in young Australian adults. Brief interventions are one of few effective methods of reducing risky drinking but are time and cost intensive; innovative methods of delivery are therefore of interest. Mobile phones offer new opportunities to collect data and intervene during risky drinking events. Mobile phones have successfully been used for delivery of alcohol-related brief interventions and data collection but not in combination with or during drinking events...
May 25, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545609/updating-markov-models-to-integrate-cross-sectional-and-longitudinal-studies
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Allan Tucker, Yuanxi Li, David Garway-Heath
Clinical trials are typically conducted over a population within a defined time period in order to illuminate certain characteristics of a health issue or disease process. Cross-sectional studies provide a snapshot of these disease processes over a large number of people but do not allow us to model the temporal nature of disease, which is essential for modelling detailed prognostic predictions. Longitudinal studies, on the other hand, are used to explore how these processes develop over time in a number of people but can be expensive and time-consuming, and many studies only cover a relatively small window within the disease process...
March 2017: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545529/lifestyle-factors-and-co-morbidities-associated-with-obesity-and-overweight-in-nkonkobe-municipality-of-the-eastern-cape-south-africa
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Wilfred Otang-Mbeng, Gloria Aderonke Otunola, Anthony Jide Afolayan
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a global epidemic that affects 500 million people worldwide and is predicted to increase to one billion people by 2030. The prevalence of obesity is increasing across populations in South Africa. However, questions still remain surrounding the predisposing factors and obesity-related health problems especially in the rural areas. This study evaluated several lifestyle factors such as dietary habits, physical activity, smoking, alcohol intake, co-morbidities and their association with the prevalence of obesity and overweight in Nkonkobe Municipality of the Eastern Cape...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545416/the-role-of-indonesian-patients-health-behaviors-in-delaying-the-diagnosis-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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R Fles, A C R K Bos, Supriyati, D Rachmawati, E Waliyanti, I B Tan, S M Haryana, M K Schmidt, F S T Dewi
BACKGROUND: With an estimated 13,000 newly diagnosed patients per year, nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is one of the most common types of cancer in males in Indonesia. Moreover, most patients are diagnosed at an advanced stage of the disease. This study aimed to explore the health behaviors of patients diagnosed with NPC and the possible causes of patient delay in NPC diagnosis. METHODS: A qualitative research method was used to gain better insight into patient behaviors...
May 25, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545377/phenolic-compounds-from-edible-algae-bioactivity-and-health-benefits
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Lidia Montero, Andrea Del Pilar Sánchez-Camargo, Elena Ibáñez, Bienvenida Gilbert-López
Algae have been consumed for many years in Asian countries; at present, its consumption around the world either as food ingredient or directly as food commodity has increased considerably mainly due to the Asian influence and its cuisine, but also because the growing interest on the beneficial health effects of algae. Although several biological activities have been attributed to different algae compounds such as pigments, lipids, polysaccharides, fiber, proteins or vitamins, in the present review we will highlight the different phenolic compounds present on seaweeds and their important role in the functional and health effects, paying special attention to the antioxidant, antiproliferative, anti-obesity and antidiabetic activities...
May 23, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545359/microbial-enzymatic-degradation-of-biodegradable-plastics
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Roohi, Kulsoom Bano, Mohammed Kuddus, Mohd Rehan Zaheer, Qamar Zia, Mohd Farhan Khan, Ghulam Md Ashraf, Gjumrakch Aliev
Background The use of different types of plastics in the world either synthetic or biodegradable has become a part in all sectors of the economy. Infrastructure such as agriculture, building and construction, telecommunication, consumer goods, packaging, health and medical are all high growth areas that ensure a spiralling demand for plastics. Lack of degradability, environmental pollution and closing of landfill sites has led to concern more about plastic waste disposal. Appropriate biodegradation should occur for these water-immiscible polymers since they eventually enter streams which can neither be recycled nor incinerated and also not despoiled with existing physical and chemical means of degradation...
May 23, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544011/changing-trends-in-the-use-of-kratom-mitragyna-speciosa-in-southeast-asia
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Darshan Singh, Suresh Narayanan, Balasingam Vicknasingam, Ornella Corazza, Rita Santacroce, Andres Roman-Urrestarazu
OBJECTIVE: Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa. Korth) is an indigenous medicinal plant of Southeast Asia. This review paper aims to describe the trends of kratom use in Southeast Asia. DESIGN: A literature review search was conducted through ScienceDirect, Scopus, ProMed and Google Scholar. Twenty-five articles illustrating kratom use in humans in Southeast Asia were reviewed. RESULTS: Kratom has long been used by rural populations in Southeast Asia as a remedy for common ailments, to fight fatigue from hard manual work, as a drink during social interaction among men, and in village religious functions...
May 24, 2017: Human Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542816/identification-of-microorganisms-isolated-from-counterfeit-and-unapproved-decorative-contact-lenses
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Adrian D Land, Katie L Penno, Jennifer L Brzezinski
All contact lenses (corrective/noncorrective) are considered Class II or Class III medical devices under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, which also states that contact lenses can only be obtained with a prescription. The Forensic Chemistry Center of the US Food & Drug Administration has examined over 300 decorative, noncorrective contact lenses obtained without a prescription. Our observations indicate that 60% of the counterfeit lenses and 27% of the unapproved lenses examined were positive for microbial contamination...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542653/-folate-and-pregnancy-current-concepts-it-is-required-folic-acid-supplementation
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Erika Castaño, Raúl Piñuñuri, Sandra Hirsch, Ana María Ronco
Folate intake during pregnancy is essential for an adequate fetal and placental development and for the long time health of the individual. Its deficiency may induce fetal pathologies, including neural tube disease (NTD). Therefore, several countries implemented public policies to fortify foods with folic acid (FA). Chile started the fortification of wheat flour with FA in the year 2000, decreasing a 43% the prevalence of NTD. However, despite the high consumption of bread (the main fortified food with FA) by our population, a high number of pregnant women consume FA supplements, thus, over passing the maximal recommended FA intake...
April 2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542630/dose-dependent-effect-of-silver-nanoparticles-agnps-on-fertility-and-survival-of-drosophila-an-in-vivo-study
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Akanksha Raj, Prasanna Shah, Namita Agrawal
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) containing consumer products have been proliferating in the market due to its unique antimicrobial property, however, lack of in-depth knowledge about their potential effect on human health in a longer run is of great concern. Therefore, we investigated dose-dependent in vivo effect of AgNPs using Drosophila as a model system. Drosophila, a genetically tractable organism with distinct developmental stages, short life cycle and significant homology with human serves as an ideal organism to study nanomaterial-mediated toxicity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542615/taking-dietary-habits-into-account-a-computational-method-for-modeling-food-choices-that-goes-beyond-price
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Rahmatollah Beheshti, Jessica C Jones-Smith, Takeru Igusa
Computational models have gained popularity as a predictive tool for assessing proposed policy changes affecting dietary choice. Specifically, they have been used for modeling dietary changes in response to economic interventions, such as price and income changes. Herein, we present a novel addition to this type of model by incorporating habitual behaviors that drive individuals to maintain or conform to prior eating patterns. We examine our method in a simulated case study of food choice behaviors of low-income adults in the US...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542445/dietary-cadmium-exposure-assessment-among-the-chinese-population
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Yan Song, Yibana Wang, Weifeng Mao, Haixia Sui, Ling Yong, Dajin Yang, Dingguo Jiang, Lei Zhang, Yunyun Gong
Cadmium, a toxic heavy metal, is widely present in food. It has been reported that chronic cadmium exposure is associated with kidney disease, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and cancer. The aim of this study was to assess the dietary cadmium exposure and potential health risk in different age-sex groups of the Chinese population (children aged 4-11 years, young people aged 12-17 years and adults aged over 18 years), and in the southern and northern population using a semi-probabilistic method. Cadmium was detected in 228,687 food samples from 32 food categrories by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542119/current-tobacco-smoking-and-desire-to-quit-smoking-among-students-aged-13-15-years-global-youth-tobacco-survey-61-countries-2012-2015
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René A Arrazola, Indu B Ahluwalia, Eugene Pun, Isabel Garcia de Quevedo, Stephen Babb, Brian S Armour
Tobacco use is the world's leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality, resulting in nearly 6 million deaths each year (1). Smoked tobacco products, such as cigarettes and cigars, are the most common form of tobacco consumed worldwide (2), and most tobacco smokers begin smoking during adolescence (3). The health benefits of quitting are greater for persons who stop smoking at earlier ages; however, quitting smoking at any age has health benefits (4). CDC used the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) data from 61 countries across the six World Health Organization (WHO) regions from 2012 to 2015 to examine the prevalence of current tobacco smoking and desire to quit smoking among students aged 13-15 years...
May 26, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
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