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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723930/does-culture-create-craving-evidence-from-the-case-of-menstrual-chocolate-craving
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Julia M Hormes, Martha A Niemiec
Craving is considered a key characteristic of diverse pathologies, but evidence suggests it may be a culture-bound construct. Almost 50% of American women crave chocolate specifically around the onset of menstruation. Research does not support popular accounts implicating physiological factors in menstrual chocolate craving etiology. We tested the novel hypothesis that greater menstrual craving prevalence in the U.S. is the product of internalized cultural norms. Women of diverse backgrounds (n = 275) reported on craving frequency and triggers and completed validated measures of acculturation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723722/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-use-and-symptom-burden-in-women-undergoing-chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer-in-malaysia
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Ping Lei Chui, Khatijah Lim Abdullah, Li Ping Wong, Nur Aishah Taib
BACKGROUND: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is commonly used for cancer- and chemotherapy-related symptoms. Nurses are likely to encounter many CAM users in their practice. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to assess CAM use and examine the symptom burden of CAM and non-CAM users among patients with breast cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy. METHODS: A CAM use questionnaire and the Side-Effect Burden Scale were administered to 546 patients...
July 14, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722565/high-iron-levels-are-associated-with-increased-malaria-risk-in-infants-during-the-first-year-of-life-in-benin
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Violeta Moya-Alvarez, Gilles Cottrell, Smaila Ouédraogo, Manfred Accrombessi, Achille Massougbodgi, Michel Cot
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 40% of children in low-income countries are anemic. Therefore, iron supplements are recommended by WHO in areas with high anemia rates. However, some studies have set into question the benefits of iron supplementation in malaria-endemic regions. In Benin, a west African country with high prevalence of anemia and malaria, no iron supplements are given systematically to infants so far despite the WHO recommendations. In this context, we wanted to investigate the effect of iron levels during the first year of life on malarial risk in Benin considering complementary risk factors...
June 19, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722355/selected-birth-defects-among-males-following-the-united-states-terrorist-attacks-of-11-september-2001
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Parvati Singh, Wei Yang, Gary M Shaw, Ralph Catalano, Tim A Bruckner
BACKGROUND: The terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 (hereafter referred to as 9/11) preceded an increase in male fetal deaths and reduced male live births among exposed gestational cohorts across several geographic locations in the United States, including California. We analyze whether the extreme stressor of 9/11 may have selected against frail males in utero by testing if the prevalence of male births with selected defects in California fell among cohorts exposed to the stressor during gestation...
July 19, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721834/the-interaction-between-nutrition-and-exercise-for-promoting-health-and-performance
#5
Oliver C Witard, Derek Ball
The theme of The Nutrition Society Spring Conference 2017 was on the interaction between nutrition and exercise for promoting healthy ageing, maintaining cognitive function and improving the metabolic health of the population. The importance of this theme is highlighted by the public health issues surrounding obesity, diabetes and the age-related loss of skeletal muscle mass (sarcopenia). The opening symposium provided a historical perspective of both invasive and non-invasive methodologies for measuring exercise energetics and energy balance...
July 19, 2017: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721428/gender-and-age-differences-in-levels-types-and-locations-of-physical-activity-among-older-adults-living-in-car-dependent-neighborhoods
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W Li, E Procter-Gray, L Churchill, S E Crouter, K Kane, J Tian, P D Franklin, J K Ockene, J Gurwitz
BACKGROUND: A thorough understanding of gender differences in physical activity is critical to effective promotion of active living in older adults. OBJECTIVES: To examine gender and age differences in levels, types and locations of physical activity. DESIGN: Cross-sectional observation. SETTING: Car-dependent urban and rural neighborhoods in Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA. PARTICIPANTS: 111 men and 103 women aged 65 years and older...
2017: Journal of Frailty & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721156/obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-hormones-a-novel-insight
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Marek Ruchała, Barbara Bromińska, Ewa Cyrańska-Chyrek, Barbara Kuźnar-Kamińska, Magdalena Kostrzewska, Halina Batura-Gabryel
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a disorder characterized by repetitive collapse of the upper respiratory tract during sleep, occurs in about 4% of middle-aged men and 2% of women. The incidence of the disorder is rising due to an increase in obesity and ageing of the population. Patients with obstructive sleep apnea are at elevated risk of some endocrinal and metabolic disorders, which may lead to serious consequences including shortening of life expectancy. The recognition and understanding of interactions between local upper airway dysfunction and its endocrinal consequences is therefore vital...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720458/prevalence-of-cutaneous-beta-and-gamma-human-papillomaviruses-in-the-anal-canal-of-men-who-have-sex-with-women
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Vitaly Smelov, Rachel Hanisch, Sandrine McKay-Chopin, Olga Sokolova, Carina Eklund, Boris Komyakov, Tarik Gheit, Massimo Tommasino
BACKGROUND: Data regarding anal cutaneous HPV detection among HIV-positive and HIV-negative persons largely relies on studies among men who have sex with men in limited geographical settings. Understanding the distribution, determinants, and potential human health effects of anal cutaneous HPV types among men who have sex with women (MSW) is important. METHODS: Anal canal swab samples from 415 Russian MSW (384 HIV-negative and 31 HIV-positive) were tested for 43 β-HPVs and 29 γ-HPVs, using a multiplex PCR combined with Luminex technology...
June 2017: Papillomavirus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720268/art-in-cancer-care-exploring-the-role-of-visual-art-making-programs-within-an-energy-restoration-framework
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Marilynne N Kirshbaum, Gretchen Ennis, Nasreena Waheed, Fiona Carter
PURPOSE: In contrast to art-therapy, little is known about the role of art-making for people who have been diagnosed with cancer, and even less is known about program-based art-making. This study explored the experience of participation in a visual art-making program for people during and after cancer treatment in the Northern Territory of Australia. METHOD: A longitudinal, qualitative, single cohort study was undertaken. Eight women diagnosed with breast and/or ovarian cancer participated in weekly art-making sessions over eight weeks, facilitated by two professional artists...
August 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719783/making-sense-of-studies-that-claim-benefits-of-frenotomy-in-the-absence-of-classic-tongue-tie
#10
Pamela Douglas
By performing an in-depth analysis of one high profile example, this article aims to help breastfeeding support professionals understand the methodological flaws that characterize recent studies claiming to show the efficacy of frenotomy for the diagnoses of posterior tongue-tie and upper lip-tie. The example study does not address definitional confusion or control for the effects of the passage of time. It does not consider the effects of caring attention, validation, and lactation consultant support. It also does not consider the extensive research over the past three decades that has established that reflux in the first 6 months of life is benign, even though increased reflux frequency may correlate with unsettled infant behavior...
August 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718499/-meeting-contraceptive-needs-of-hiv-positive-women-effect-on-elimination-of-vertical-transmission-of-hiv
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Marcela Gómez-Suárez
Nearly 38% of unplanned pregnancies occur because of unmet contraceptive needs. In HIV-positive women, these figures triple, a phenomenon explained by social determinants such as poverty, access to health services, violence, and forced displacement, all of which are frequent elements in the lives of these women. Unplanned pregnancies represent a psychological burden related to women's fear of transmitting the infection to their children, orphanhood, and assuming risks during pregnancy, in addition to family and social consequences that are expressed in lack of prenatal care, neglect of their health, and an increased likelihood of vertical transmission...
December 2016: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718209/new-knowledge-and-insights-about-the-malignant-transformation-of-endometriosis
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Fuminori Taniguchi
Endometriosis may be a definitive risk factor for ovarian cancer, the most fatal gynecological cancer. The ability of endometriosis to transform into malignancy, first described by Dr. Sampson in 1925, is considered a rare occurrence, affecting approximately 1% of ovarian endometriomas. Recently we conducted a retrospective study regarding the malignant transformation of endometriosis in Japanese women. Many studies have reported a consistent correlation between endometriosis and ovarian cancer according to histological subtypes...
July 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717754/surgical-management-of-breast-cancer-in-africa-a-continent-wide-review-of-intervention-practices-barriers-to-care-and-adjuvant-therapy
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REVIEW
Stephanie A Sutter, Aaron Slinker, Deo Darius Balumuka, Katrina B Mitchell
Breast cancer has emerged as a leading cancer among women in Africa, necessitating improved understanding of its management across the continent. Although previous studies have described regional trends in therapy, this review aims to summarize continent-wide management and focus specifically on surgical interventions. Current literature shows that the rates of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy vary across different countries and institutions, indicating the need for greater use of standardized cancer treatment guidelines...
April 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717750/fear-of-treatments-surpasses-demographic-and-socioeconomic-factors-in-affecting-patients-with-breast-cancer-in-urban-south-africa
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Sarah Rayne, Kathryn Schnippel, Cynthia Firnhaber, Kathryne Wright, Deirdre Kruger, Carol-Ann Benn
PURPOSE: Breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer in women in South Africa, and often patients present late. There is little understanding of the psychosocial stresses affecting women with breast cancer in Africa. METHODS: A questionnaire was distributed to 263 patients with breast cancer at two sites (one government and one private facility) in Johannesburg. Self-reported levels of fear were recorded on summative scales and their relationship to demographic variables assessed through univariable and multivariable modified Poisson regression...
April 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717728/prevalence-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-in-india-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Gurprataap S Sandhu, Sebhat Erqou, Heidi Patterson, Aju Mathew
PURPOSE: There is considerable variation in prevalence rates of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) reported by various studies from India. We performed a systematic review and literature-based meta-analysis of these studies. METHODS: We searched databases of Medline, Scopus, EMBASE, and Web of Science for studies that reported on the prevalence of TNBC in India that were published between January 1, 1999, and December 31, 2015. We extracted relevant information from each study by using a standardized form...
December 2016: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717653/individual-social-and-environmental-correlates-of-active-transportation-patterns-in-french-women
#16
Camille Perchoux, Christophe Enaux, Jean-Michel Oppert, Mehdi Menai, Hélène Charreire, Paul Salze, Christiane Weber, Serge Hercberg, Thierry Feuillet, Franck Hess, Célina Roda, Chantal Simon, Julie-Anne Nazare
The objectives were (1) to define physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviors (SB) patterns in daily life contexts (work, leisure, and transportation) in French working women from NutriNet-Santé web-cohort and (2) to identify pattern(s) of active transportation and their individual, social, and environmental correlates. 23,432 participants completed two questionnaires to evaluate PA and SB in daily life contexts and individual representations of residential neighborhood and transportation modes. Hierarchical cluster analysis was performed which identified 6 distinct movement behavior patterns: (i) active occupation, high sedentary leisure, (ii) sedentary occupation, low leisure, (iii) sedentary transportation, (iv) sedentary occupation and leisure, (v) active transportation, and (vi) active leisure...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717357/high-levels-of-cxcl8-and-low-levels-of-cxcl9-and-cxcl10-in-women-with-maternal-rhd-alloimmunization
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Juliana Araújo de Carvalho Schettini, Thomás Virgílio Gomes, Alexandra Karla Santos Barreto, Claudeir Dias da Silva Júnior, Marina da Matta, Isabela Cristina Neiva Coutinho, Maria do Carmo Valgueiro Costa de Oliveira, Leuridan Cavalcante Torres
Maternal RhD alloimmunization is an inflammatory response against protein antigens in fetal red blood cells (RBC). However, not all women become alloimmunized when exposed to RhD(+) fetal RBC. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate levels of inflammatory chemokines in RhD(-) pregnant women with erythrocyte alloimmunization. CXCL8, CXCL9, CCL5, and CXCL10 levels were determined from cell culture supernatants by flow cytometry in 46 (30 non-alloimmunized RhD(-) and 16 previously alloimmunized RhD(-)) pregnant women...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716467/clinically-relevant-potential-drug-drug-interactions-among-outpatients-a-nationwide-database-study
#18
Janja Jazbar, Igor Locatelli, Nejc Horvat, Mitja Kos
BACKGROUND: Adverse drug events due to drug-drug interactions (DDIs) represent a considerable public health burden, also in Slovenia. A better understanding of the most frequently occurring potential DDIs may enable safer pharmacotherapy and minimize drug-related problems. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and predictors of potential DDIs among outpatients in Slovenia. METHODS: An analysis of potential DDIs was performed using health claims data on prescription drugs from a nationwide database...
July 11, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716350/progress-and-priorities-for-reproductive-maternal-newborn-and-child-health-in-kenya-a-countdown-to-2015-country-case-study
#19
Emily C Keats, Anthony Ngugi, William Macharia, Nadia Akseer, Emma Nelima Khaemba, Zaid Bhatti, Arjumand Rizvi, John Tole, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
BACKGROUND: Progress in reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) in Kenya has been inconsistent over the past two decades, despite the global push to foster accountability, reduce child mortality, and improve maternal health in an equitable manner. Although several cross-sectional assessments have been done, a systematic analysis of RMNCH in Kenya was needed to better understand the push and pull factors that govern intervention coverage and influence mortality trends...
August 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716133/-to-be-able-to-support-her-i-must-feel-calm-and-safe-pregnant-women-s-partners-perceptions-of-professional-support-during-pregnancy
#20
Caroline Bäckström, Stina Thorstensson, Lena B Mårtensson, Rebecca Grimming, Yrsa Nyblin, Marie Golsäter
BACKGROUND: Professional support does not always meet the needs of expectant fathers or co-mothers. The way in which professional support is offered during pregnancy varies internationally, depending on the country. In order to attain a greater understanding of partners' experiences of professional support, it is necessary to further illuminate their perceptions of it. The aim of this study was therefore to explore pregnant women's partners' perceptions of professional support during pregnancy...
July 17, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
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