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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820666/sirvan-karimi-2017-beyond-the-welfare-state-postwar-social-settlement-and-public-pension-policy-in-canada-and-australia-toronto-on-canada-university-of-toronto-press-340-pages
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820139/risk-for-low-pathogenicity-avian-influenza-virus-on-poultry-farms-the-netherlands-2007-2013
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Ruth Bouwstra, Jose L Gonzales, Sjaak de Wit, Julia Stahl, Ron A M Fouchier, Armin R W Elbers
Using annual serologic surveillance data from all poultry farms in the Netherlands during 2007-2013, we quantified the risk for the introduction of low pathogenicity avian influenza virus (LPAIV) in different types of poultry production farms and putative spatial-environmental risk factors: distance from poultry farms to clay soil, waterways, and wild waterfowl areas. Outdoor-layer, turkey (meat and breeder), and duck (meat and breeder) farms had a significantly higher risk for LPAIV introduction than did indoor-layer farms...
September 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817714/insights-into-secular-trends-of-respiratory-tuberculosis-the-20th-century-maltese-experience
#3
Lianne Tripp, Larry A Sawchuk
Over half a century ago, McKeown and colleagues proposed that economics was a major contributor to the decline of infectious diseases, including respiratory tuberculosis, during the 19th and 20th centuries. Since then, there is no consensus among researchers as to the factors responsible for the mortality decline. Using the case study of the islands of Malta and Gozo, we examine the relationship of economics, in particular, the cost of living (Fisher index) and its relationship to the secular trends of tuberculosis mortality...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812824/the-life-story-experience-of-migrant-dentists-in-australia-potential-implications-for-health-workforce-governance-and-international-cooperation
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Madhan Balasubramanian, A John Spencer, Stephanie D Short, Keith Watkins, Sergio Chrisopoulos, David S Brennan
BACKGROUND: The migration of dentists is a major policy challenge facing both developing and developed countries. Dentists from over 120 countries migrate to Australia, and a large proportion are from developing countries. The aim of the study was to assess the life story experience (LSE) of migrant dentists in Australia, in order to address key policy challenges facing dentist migration. METHODS: A national survey of all migrant dentists resident in Australia was conducted in 2013...
October 10, 2016: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812817/is-it-time-to-say-farewell-to-the-isds-system-comment-on-the-trans-pacific-partnership-is-it-everything-we-feared-for-health
#5
Raphael Lencucha
Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) continues to plague health-oriented government regulation. This is particularly reflected in recent challenges to tobacco control measures through bilateral investment agreements. There are numerous reform proposals circulating within the public health community. However, I suggest that perhaps it is time for the community to explore a stronger position on ISDS. I draw from mounting evidence on the problematic uses of the ISDS to explore the proposition that ISDS is no longer justified...
September 13, 2016: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812799/current-models-of-investor-state-dispute-settlement-are-bad-for-health-the-european-union-could-offer-an-alternative-comment-on-the-trans-pacific-partnership-is-it-everything-we-feared-for-health
#6
Martin McKee, David Stuckler
In this commentary, we endorse concerns about the health impact of the trans-pacific partnership (TPP), paying particular attention to its mechanisms for investor state dispute settlement. We then describe the different, judge-led approach being advocated by the European Commission team negotiating the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, arguing that, while not perfect, it offers significant advantages.
August 20, 2016: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812734/human-behaviour-as-a-long-term-ecological-driver-of-non-human-evolution
#7
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Alexis P Sullivan, Douglas W Bird, George H Perry
Due to our intensive subsistence and habitat-modification strategies-including broad-spectrum harvesting and predation, widespread landscape burning, settlement construction, and translocation of other species-humans have major roles as ecological actors who influence fundamental trophic interactions. Here we review how the long-term history of human-environment interaction has shaped the evolutionary biology of diverse non-human, non-domesticated species. Clear examples of anthropogenic effects on non-human morphological evolution have been documented in modern studies of substantial changes to body size or other major traits in terrestrial and aquatic vertebrates, invertebrates, and plants in response to selective human harvesting, urbanized habitats, and human-mediated translocation...
February 21, 2017: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812625/larval-fish-dispersal-in-a-coral-reef-seascape
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Glenn R Almany, Serge Planes, Simon R Thorrold, Michael L Berumen, Michael Bode, Pablo Saenz-Agudelo, Mary C Bonin, Ashley J Frisch, Hugo B Harrison, Vanessa Messmer, Gerrit B Nanninga, Mark A Priest, Maya Srinivasan, Tane Sinclair-Taylor, David H Williamson, Geoffrey P Jones
Larval dispersal is a critical yet enigmatic process in the persistence and productivity of marine metapopulations. Empirical data on larval dispersal remain scarce, hindering the use of spatial management tools in efforts to sustain ocean biodiversity and fisheries. Here we document dispersal among subpopulations of clownfish (Amphiprion percula) and butterflyfish (Chaetodon vagabundus) from eight sites across a large seascape (10,000 km(2)) in Papua New Guinea across 2 years. Dispersal of clownfish was consistent between years, with mean observed dispersal distances of 15 km and 10 km in 2009 and 2011, respectively...
May 8, 2017: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807472/a-survey-of-domestic-wells-and-pit-latrines-in-rural-settlements-of-mali-implications-of-on-site-sanitation-on-the-quality-of-water-supplies
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P Martínez-Santos, M Martín-Loeches, N García-Castro, D Solera, S Díaz-Alcaide, E Montero, J García-Rincón
On-site sanitation is generally advocated as a means to eradicate the health hazards associated with open defecation. While this has provided a welcome upgrade to the livelihoods of millions of people in low-income countries, improved sanitation facilities are increasingly becoming a threat to domestic groundwater-based supplies. Within this context, a survey of pit latrines, domestic wells and improved water sources was carried out in a large rural village of southern Mali. All households were surveyed for water, sanitation and hygiene habits...
August 4, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807311/mitochondrial-genomes-of-australian-chicken-eimeria-support-the-presence-of-ten-species-with-low-genetic-diversity-among-strains
#10
Jess A T Morgan, Rosamond M Godwin
Modern molecular approaches have vastly improved diagnostic capabilities for differentiating among species of chicken infecting Eimeria. Consolidating information from multiple genetic markers, adding additional poultry Eimeria species and increasing the size of available data-sets is improving the resolving power of the DNA, and consequently our understanding of the genus. This study adds information from 25 complete mitochondrial DNA genomes from Australian chicken Eimeria isolates representing all 10 species known to occur in Australia, including OTU-X, -Y and -Z...
August 30, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805361/medicare-program-hospital-inpatient-prospective-payment-systems-for-acute-care-hospitals-and-the-long-term-care-hospital-prospective-payment-system-and-policy-changes-and-fiscal-year-2018-rates-quality-reporting-requirements-for-specific-providers-medicare
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We are revising the Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) for operating and capital-related costs of acute care hospitals to implement changes arising from our continuing experience with these systems for FY 2018. Some of these changes implement certain statutory provisions contained in the Pathway for Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Reform Act of 2013, the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, the 21st Century Cures Act, and other legislation...
August 14, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803870/industrial-melanism-in-the-seasnake-emydocephalus-annulatus
#12
Claire Goiran, Paco Bustamante, Richard Shine
Although classically associated with urban environments in invertebrates, melanism in terrestrial snakes is more often linked to occupancy of cool climates [1-3]. Thermal advantages to melanism do not apply in aquatic snakes [4], but although turtle-headed seasnakes (Emydocephalus annulatus) are banded or blotched across a wide geographic range [5], most individuals are melanic in polluted inshore bays of the Pacific island of New Caledonia [4]. Why has melanism evolved in these urban sites? Because trace elements bind to melanin, darker feathers enhance a bird's ability to shed pollutants [6]...
August 8, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803756/speciation-range-contraction-and-extinction-in-the-endemic-new-zealand-king-shag-complex
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Nicolas J Rawlence, Charlotte E Till, Luke J Easton, Hamish G Spencer, Rob Schuckard, David S Melville, R Paul Scofield, Alan J D Tennyson, Matt J Rayner, Jonathan M Waters, Martyn Kennedy
New Zealand's endemic King Shag (Leucocarbo carunculatus) has occupied only a narrow portion of the northeastern South Island for at least the past 240years. However, pre-human Holocene fossil and archaeological remains have suggested a far more widespread distribution of the three Leucocarbo species (King, Otago, Foveaux) on mainland New Zealand at the time of Polynesian settlement in the late 13th Century CE. We use modern and ancient DNA, and morphometric and osteological analyses, of modern King Shags and Holocene fossil Leucocarbo remains to assess the pre-human distribution and taxonomic status of the King Shag on mainland New Zealand, and the resultant conservation implications...
August 10, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803149/concentrations-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-and-trace-elements-in-arctic-soils-a-case-study-in-svalbard
#14
Montse Marquès, Jordi Sierra, Tatiana Drotikova, Montse Mari, Martí Nadal, José L Domingo
A combined assessment on the levels and distribution profiles of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and trace elements in soils from Pyramiden (Central Spitsbergen, Svalbard Archipelago) is here reported. As previously stated, long-range atmospheric transport, coal deposits and previous mining extractions, as well as the stack emissions of two operative power plants at this settlement are considered as potential sources of pollution. Eight top-layer soil samples were collected and analysed for the 16 US EPA priority PAHs and for 15 trace elements (As, Be, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Hg, Mn, Mo, Ni, Pb, Sn, Tl, V and Zn) during late summer of 2014...
August 10, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798712/ongoing-voluntary-settlement-and-independent-agency-evidence-from-china
#15
Jing Feng, Xiaopeng Ren, Xinran Ma
Voluntary frontier settlement leads to independent agency. Since this type of research has not yet been implemented in ongoing voluntary settlement frontiers, we conducted several cultural tasks to investigate Shenzhen, known as China's ongoing "South Frontier," which is composed mostly of people that have emigrated from other Chinese provinces within the past 30 years. We hypothesized that residents of Shenzhen are more independent than those in other regions of Mainland China. As predicted, residents of Shenzhen scored higher than China inland residents in self-reported independent beliefs and scored lower in nepotism...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797627/a-practical-approach-for-calculating-the-settlement-and-storage-capacity-of-landfills-based-on-the-space-and-time-discretization-of-the-landfilling-process
#16
Wu Gao, Wenjie Xu, Xuecheng Bian, Yunmin Chen
The settlement of any position of the municipal solid waste (MSW) body during the landfilling process and after its closure has effects on the integrity of the internal structure and storage capacity of the landfill. This paper proposes a practical approach for calculating the settlement and storage capacity of landfills based on the space and time discretization of the landfilling process. The MSW body in the landfill was divided into independent column units, and the filling process of each column unit was determined by a simplified complete landfilling process...
August 7, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795827/the-parting-parent-concern-inventory-parents-appraisals-correlate-with-divorced-family-functioning
#17
Keith Sanford, Alannah Shelby Rivers
When married parents go through a divorce, they may have concerns in 6 areas that are associated with postdivorce family adjustment. These include concerns about malice, power, custody, child rejection, esteem, and finances. The Parting Parent Concern Inventory assesses these concerns. It was developed in a series of preliminary studies, and this report focuses on results from 2 subsequent validation studies including 643 divorced parents with at least 1 child from their former marriage under the age of 18...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795685/the-risk-factors-of-9-year-follow-up-on-hypertension-in-middle-aged-people-in-tujia-nationality-settlement-of-china
#18
X Liu, C Liu, H Schenck, X Yi, H Wang, X Shi
The aim of this study was to investigate the risk factors of hypertension in middle-aged people within the Tujia-Nationality settlement in China. Demographics questionnaires and fitness tests were performed to identify the risk factors of hypertension in middle-aged people in the years 2005, 2010 and 2014 in the area of southwest Hubei of China. Of the 2428 participants, 568 were classified as hypertensive, giving an overall occurrence of hypertension at 23.4%, and the prevalence of hypertension was the highest in the year 2014 (34...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792976/relationship-between-ancient-bridges-and-population-dynamics-in-the-lower-yangtze-river-basin-china
#19
Yang Zhao, Xin Jia, Harry F Lee, Hongqiang Zhao, Shuliang Cai, Xianjin Huang
It has been suggested that population growth dynamics may be revealed by the geographic distribution and the physical structure of ancient bridges. Yet, this relationship has not been empirically verified. In this study, we applied the archaeological records for ancient bridges to reveal the population growth dynamics in the lower Yangtze River Basin in late imperial China. We investigated 89 ancient bridges in Yixing that were built during the Ming and Qing dynasties (AD1368-1911). Global Position System information and structure (length, width, and span) of those bridges was measured during our field investigations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792237/a-new-flow-through-bioassay-for-testing-low-emission-antifouling-coatings
#20
Christian Pansch, Per R Jonsson, Mattias Berglin, Emiliano Pinori, Anna-Lisa Wrange
Current antifouling (AF) technologies are based on the continuous release of biocides into the water, and consequently discharge into the environment. Major efforts to develop more environmentally friendly coatings require efficient testing in laboratory assays, followed by field studies. Barnacles are important fouling organisms worldwide, increasing hydrodynamic drag on ships and damaging coatings on underwater surfaces, and thus are extensively used as models in AF research, mostly in static, laboratory-based systems...
August 9, 2017: Biofouling
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