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Sareh Eghtesad, Zahra Mohammadi, Amaneh Shayanrad, Elnaz Faramarzi, Farahnaz Joukar, Behrooz Hamzeh, Mojtaba Farjam, Mohammad Javad Zare Sakhvidi, Mohammadreza Miri-Monjar, Mahmood Moosazadeh, Hamid Hakimi, Salar Rahimi Kazerooni, Bahman Cheraghian, Ali Ahmadi, Azim Nejatizadeh, Iraj Mohebbi, Farhad Pourfarzi, Farzin Roozafzai, Nazgol Motamed-Gorji, Seyed Ali Montazeri, Sahar Masoudi, Masoumeh Amin-Esmaeili, Navid Danaie, Seyed Reza Mirhafez, Hasan Hashemi, Hossein Poustchi, Reza Malekzadeh
In the past, communicable diseases caused the highest mortality in Iran. Improvements in socioeconomic status and living standards including access to safe drinking water, along with the inception of Health Houses in the 1980s, have changed disease patterns, decreasing the spread of and deaths from infectious and communicable diseases. The incidence and prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCD), however, have now increased in Iran, accounting for nearly 80% of deaths and disabilities. Without interventions, NCD are predicted to impose a substantial human and economic burden in the next 2 decades...
November 1, 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
Andrew D Grotzinger, Daniel A Briley, Laura E Engelhardt, Frank D Mann, Megan W Patterson, Jennifer L Tackett, Elliot M Tucker-Drob, K Paige Harden
Puberty is a complex biopsychosocial process that can affect an array of psychiatric and medical disorders emerging in adolescence. Although the pubertal process is driven by neuroendocrine changes, few quantitative genetic studies have directly measured puberty-relevant hormones. Hair samples can now be assayed for accumulation of hormones over several months. In contrast to more conventional salivary measures, hair measures are not confounded by diurnal variation or hormonal reactivity. In an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse sample of 1286 child and adolescent twins and multiples from 672 unique families, we estimated genetic and environmental influences on hair concentrations of testosterone, DHEA, and progesterone across the period of 8-18 years of age...
February 12, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
Janelle Aby, Juliann Lipps Kim
Objective. The purpose of this study is to describe the range and frequency of cutaneous lumbosacral and coccygeal findings encountered during the newborn examination in a population of apparently healthy babies, to determine if the prevalence of these findings is associated with race/ethnicity, and to report the frequency of co-occurrence of low-risk cutaneous findings. Methods . Lumbosacral physical findings of 1121 infants were documented on well newborns at least 35 weeks or greater gestational age under the authors' care...
2018: Global Pediatric Health
Eileen M Condon, Lois S Sadler, Linda C Mayes
Exposure to stressful environments in early childhood can cause a toxic stress response and lead to poor health outcomes, including obesity, cardiac disease, diabetes, and mental illness. In animals and maltreated children, the presence of a nurturing caregiver can buffer against the physiological disruptions associated with a toxic stress response; however, the specific caregiver and parenting characteristics that best promote a protective relationship in humans remain largely unexplored, particularly in families living in high-risk environments...
February 14, 2018: Research in Nursing & Health
Lindsay Till Hoyt, Julianna Deardorff, Kristine Marceau, Cecile A Laurent, Gayle C Windham, Louise C Greenspan, Susan M Pinney, Susan Teitelbaum, Kevin J Grimm, Melissa J Hagan, Frank M Biro, Mary S Wolff, Lawrence H Kushi, Robert A Hiatt
PURPOSE: This study aims to examine the longitudinal association between puberty and sleep in a diverse sample of girls and explore racial/ethnic differences in this association. METHODS: Using latent growth curve modeling, the present study measured pubertal development (timing and rate) and sleep (wake time and bedtime) in 1,239 socioeconomically and ethnically diverse girls starting when they were 6-8 years old and followed longitudinally for up to 8 years. Pubertal assessment was conducted annually in clinic by physical examination, classified by sexual maturation stage for breast and pubic hair development by trained raters...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
Luciano O Valenzuela, Shannon P O'Grady, Lindsey E Enright, Maureen Murtaugh, Carol Sweeney, James R Ehleringer
OBJECTIVES: The natural abundances of carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur stable isotopes in hair, and of carbon isotopes in breath serve as quantitative biomarkers of protein and carbohydrate sources, but applicability of isotopes for evaluating children's diet has not been demonstrated. In this study, we sought to describe the stable isotope patterns observed in the hair and breath of children and to assess dietary variations in relation to age and ethnicity, hypothesizing that these would reflect dietary differences across age and ethnic groups and would correlate with intake variables derived from a Food Frequency Questionnaire...
February 1, 2018: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
N M Malepfane, P Muchaonyerwa
Global generation of human hair waste and its disposal at landfills could contribute to the leaching of nitrates into ground water. High concentrations of nitrogen (N) and other elements suggest that the waste could be a source of plant nutrients and differences in ethnic hair types could affect nutrient release and fertiliser value. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of hair type, as an N source, and pre-incubation time on dry-matter yield, nutrient uptake by spinach (Spinacia oleracea L...
January 25, 2018: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Bani Tamraz, Yong Huang, Audrey L French, Seble Kassaye, Kathryn Anastos, Marek J Nowicki, Stephen Gange, Deborah R Gustafson, Peter Bacchetti, Ruth M Greenblatt, Pirro G Hysi, Bradley E Aouizerat
Hair provides a direct measure of long-term exposure of atazanavir (ATV). We report the results of the first genome-wide association study (GWAS) of ATV exposure measured in hair in an observational cohort representative of U.S. women living with HIV; the Women's Interagency HIV Study. Approximately 14.1 million SNPs were analyzed in linear regression-based GWAS, with replication, adjusted for non-genetic predictors collected under conditions of actual use of ATV in 398 participants. Lastly, the PharmGKB database was used to identify pharmacogene associations with ATV exposure...
January 9, 2018: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Jasmine A McDonald, Parisa Tehranifar, Julie D Flom, Mary Beth Terry, Tamarra James-Todd
BACKGROUND: Select hair products contain endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that may affect breast cancer risk. We hypothesize that, if EDCs are related to breast cancer risk, then they may also affect two important breast cancer risk factors: age at menarche and mammographic breast density. METHODS: In two urban female cohorts (N = 248): 1) the New York site of the National Collaborative Perinatal Project and 2) the New York City Multiethnic Breast Cancer Project, we measured childhood and adult use of hair oils, lotions, leave-in conditioners, root stimulators, perms/relaxers, and hair dyes using the same validated questionnaire...
January 4, 2018: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
Thalita Boldrin Zanoni, Tatiana Nascimento Pedrosa, Carolina Motter Catarino, Sander W Spiekstra, Danielle Palma de Oliveira, Gertjan Den Hartog, Aalt Bast, Geja Hagemann, Susan Gibbs, Silvia Berlanga de Moraes Barros, Silvya Stuchi Maria-Engler
Allergic and irritant skin reactions caused by topical exposure to permanent hair dyes are a common problem. For regulatory and ethnical purposes, it is required to perform chemical safety assessment following the replacement, reduction, and refinement of animal testing (3Rs). Permanent hair dyes are formed by a mixture of ingredients that vary from low to extreme skin sensitizing potency and that inter-react to form unknown by-products. Because of the complex reaction, this cytotoxic mechanism has not yet been elucidated and is the subject of this study...
December 19, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
Lauren C Strazzulla, Eddy Hsi Chun Wang, Lorena Avila, Kristen Lo Sicco, Nooshin Brinster, Angela M Christiano, Jerry Shapiro
Alopecia areata (AA) is a common, inflammatory, nonscarring type of hair loss. Significant variations in the clinical presentation of AA have been observed, ranging from small, well-circumscribed patches of hair loss to a complete absence of body and scalp hair. Patients affected by AA encompass all age groups, sexes, and ethnicities, and may experience frustration with the unpredictable nature of their disease for which there is currently no definitive treatment. The cause of AA remains incompletely understood, though it is believed to result-at least in part-from a loss of immune privilege in the hair follicle, autoimmune-mediated hair follicle destruction, and the upregulation of inflammatory pathways...
January 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Kiyong Na, Sang Ho Oh, Sang Kyum Kim
Acne keloidalis nuchae, a type of folliculitis involving the back of the neck, is common in black men, although rare cases have been reported in patients of other ethnicities. We analyzed the clinicopathological features of acne keloidalis nuchae in 17 Asians. Patients' age at the time of presentation ranged from 20 to 69 years. Most patients experienced the disease over 2 years (range, 3 months-20 years); follow-up data were available for 11 (65%) patients (range, 2-95 months). Nine (53%) patients had comorbidities, but none had a history of other skin disease or a family history of acne keloidalis nuchae...
2017: PloS One
Sarah J O Nomura, Yi-Ting Hwang, Scarlett Lin Gomez, Teresa T Fung, Shu-Lan Yeh, Chiranjeev Dash, Laura Allen, Serena Philips, Leena Hilakivi-Clarke, Yun-Ling Zheng, Judy Huei-Yu Wang
PURPOSE: This project was undertaken to examine the association between dietary intake of soy or cruciferous vegetables and breast cancer treatment-related symptoms among Chinese-American (CA) and Non-Hispanic White (NHW) breast cancer survivors. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 192 CA and 173 NHW female breast cancer survivors (stages 0-III, diagnosed between 2006 and 2012) recruited from two California cancer registries, who had completed primary treatment...
April 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Courtney Helfrecht, Edward H Hagen, David DeAvila, Robin M Bernstein, Samuel J Dira, Courtney L Meehan
OBJECTIVES: Hormones have many roles in human ontogeny, including the timing of life history 'switch points' across development. Limited hormonal data exist from non-Western children, leaving a significant gap in our understanding of the diversity of life history patterning. This cross-sectional study examines dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) production in relation to age, sex, ethnicity, and cortisol concentrations, as well as average age of adrenarche, among Aka and Ngandu children of the Central African Republic and Sidama children of Ethiopia...
December 11, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
Philip K Pattemore, Karen M Silvers, Chris M Frampton, Kristin Wickens, Tristram Ingham, David Fishwick, Julian Crane, G Ian Town, Michael J Epton
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between hair nicotine levels at 15 months of age and prior parent-reported smoking exposure, and the risk of wheezing and current asthma from 15 months to 6 years of age. STUDY DESIGN: We measured hair nicotine levels at 15 months of age in 376 of 535 infants enrolled in a prospective birth cohort in Christchurch, New Zealand. We obtained detailed information from parents about smoking exposure during pregnancy and in the home at 3 and 15 months of age...
December 6, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
Eric J Ward, David A Edmondson, Mahmoud M Nour, Sandy Snyder, Frank S Rosenthal, Ulrike Dydak
Manganese (Mn) is an essential trace metal. It is also a component of welding fume. Chronic inhalation of manganese from welding fume has been associated with decreased neurological function. Currently, there is not a universally recognized biomarker for Mn exposure; however, hair and toenails have shown promise. In a cohort of 45 male welders and 35 age-matched factory control subjects, we assessed the sensitivity and specificity of toenail Mn to distinguish occupationally exposed subjects from unexposed controls...
December 15, 2017: Annals of Work Exposures and Health
Leticia Arsie Contin, Yana Lya de Almeida Ledá, Kédima Caldeira Nassif, Maria Victoria Suárez Restrepo
We describe 6 incomplete cases of frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA). All patients were postmenopausal women. Their average age was 60 years; 2 of the women were Caucasian, and the remaining 4 women were of a mixed ethnicity. The disease duration ranged from 3 to 17 years. The patients' lesions presented as irregular alopecic plaques in the frontal and/or temporal regions, with few signs of perifollicular inflammation, slow progression, and progressive loss of the vellus hair in the frontal area. Loss of the eyebrows, facial hyperpigmentation, and loss of the body hair were observed in 3 patients, 1 patient, and 2 patients, respectively...
October 2017: Skin Appendage Disorders
Maria Abril Martinez-Velasco, Marina Perper, Austin J Maddy, Jessica Cervantes, Ariel E Eber, Sebastian H Verne, Norma Elizabeth Vazquez-Herrera, Keyvan Nouri, Antonella Tosti
BACKGROUND: Mexican mestizo population has a pluriethnic mixture of Amerindian, European and African ancestry, predominant in most Latin American countries. Until now, there are no reports about hair characteristics in this population, necessary to define normal values, for hair diseases evaluation and comparison among other ethnic groups. METHODS: The VivoSight® swept-source multibeam optical coherence tomography system was used to evaluate hair diameter and shape in 30 females...
November 23, 2017: Skin Research and Technology
Hossein Poustchi, Sareh Eghtesad, Farin Kamangar, Arash Etemadi, Abbas-Ali Keshtkar, Azita Hekmatdoost, Zahra Mohammadi, Zahra Mahmoudi, Amaneh Shayanrad, Farzin Roozafzai, Mahdi Sheikh, Alireza Jalaeikhoo, Mohammad Hossein Somi, Fariborz Mansour-Ghanaei, Farid Najafi, Ehsan Bahramali, Amirhoushang Mehrparvar, Alireza Ansari-Moghaddam, Ahmad Ali Enayati, Ali Esmaeili Nadimi, Abbas Rezaianzadeh, Nader Saki, Fatemeh Alipour, Roya Kelishadi, Afarin Rahimi-Movaghar, Nayyereh Aminisani, Paolo Boffetta, Reza Malekzadeh
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) account for 76% of deaths in Iran and this number is on the rise, parallel to global rates. Many risk factors associated with NCDs are preventable; however it is first necessary to conduct observational studies to identify relevant risk factors, and the most appropriate approach to control them. Iran is a multi-ethnic country, therefore the Ministry of Health and Medical Education sought to launch a nationwide cohort study-the Prospective Epidemiological Research Studies in IrAN (PERSIAN)-in order to identify the most prevalent NCDs among Iranian ethnicities, and to investigate effective methods of prevention...
November 14, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
Neil S Sadick, Valerie D Callender, Leon H Kircik, Sophia Kogan
<p>Hair loss affects millions of men and women of all ages and ethnicities, impacting appearance, social interactions, and psycho-emotional well-being. Although a number of options are available, they are limited, carry a potential risk of side effects, and none have proven to be comprehensive for treatment of hair loss. Across the spectrum of hair loss disorders, there has long been a segmentation into distinct mechanisms, driving the main trend in current therapeutics to focus on targeting single molecules or pathways...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
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