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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918360/do-bacteria-shape-our-development-crosstalk-between-intestinal-microbiota-and-hpa-axis
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REVIEW
Carolina de Weerth
The human body contains as many bacteria in the intestine as the total number of human body cells. These bacteria have a central position in human health and disease, and would also play a role in the regulation of emotions, behavior, and even higher cognitive functions. The Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal axis (HPA axis) is a major physiological stress system that produces cortisol. This hormone is involved in responding to environmental stress and also shapes many aspects of brain development. Both the HPA axis and the intestinal microbiota show rapid and profound developmental changes during the first years of life...
September 13, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918146/short-communication-automated-detection-of-behavioral-changes-from-respiratory-disease-in-pre-weaned-calves
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T H Swartz, A N Findlay, C S Petersson-Wolfe
Group housing of calves can pose a challenge in identifying respiratory disease; therefore, it is necessary to develop tools that can identify these disease events. In this experiment, pre-weaned calves (n = 30) were housed in groups with an automatic calf feeder and were fitted with an accelerometer. Step activity, lying behaviors, and feeding behaviors were recorded to determine the effect of respiratory disease. All calves were health scored twice daily, and calves with respiratory scores ≥5 were diagnosed with respiratory disease (n = 10)...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916019/the-basic-science-of-behavior-change-and-its-application-to-pediatric-providers
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REVIEW
Allison R Love, Peter S Jensen, Lisa Khan, Tiffany West Brandt, James Jaccard
Pediatric primary care providers (PPCPs) are increasingly expected to know how to assess, diagnose, and treat a wide range of mental health problems in children and adolescents. For many PPCPs, this means learning and performing new practice behaviors that were not taught in their residency training. Typical continuing education approaches to engage PPCPs in new practices have not yielded the desired changes in provider behavior. This article summarizes behavior change principles identified through basic behavior science, adult education, and communication research, and discusses their application to a patient-centered pediatric primary care mental health curriculum...
October 2017: Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915850/-love-me-parents-impact-evaluation-of-a-national-social-and-behavioral-change-communication-campaign-on-maternal-health-outcomes-in-tanzania
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Michelle R Kaufman, Jennifer J Harman, Marina Smelyanskaya, Jennifer Orkis, Robert Ainslie
BACKGROUND: Despite marked improvements over the last few decades, maternal mortality in Tanzania remains among the world's highest at 454 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. Many factors contribute to this disparity, such as a lack of attendance at antenatal care (ANC) services and low rates of delivery at a health facility with a skilled provider. The Wazazi Nipendeni (Love me, parents) social and behavioral change communication campaign was launched in Tanzania in 2012 to improve a range of maternal health outcomes, including individual birth planning, timely ANC attendance, and giving birth in a healthcare facility...
September 15, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905152/a-controlled-trial-to-reduce-the-risk-of-human-nipah-virus-exposure-in-bangladesh
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Nazmun Nahar, Repon C Paul, Rebeca Sultana, Shariful Amin Sumon, Kajal Chandra Banik, Jaynal Abedin, Mohammad Asaduzzaman, Fernando Garcia, Susan Zimicki, Mahmudur Rahman, Emily S Gurley, Stephen P Luby
Human Nipah virus (NiV) infection, often fatal in Bangladesh, is primarily transmitted by drinking raw date palm sap contaminated by Pteropus bats. We assessed the impact of a behavior change communication intervention on reducing consumption of potentially NiV-contaminated raw sap. During the 2012-2014 sap harvesting seasons, we implemented interventions in two areas and compared results with a control area. In one area, we disseminated a "do not drink raw sap" message and, in the other area, encouraged only drinking sap if it had been protected from bat contamination by a barrier ("only safe sap")...
September 13, 2017: EcoHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904544/changing-beliefs-and-behaviors-related-to-sexually-transmitted-diseases-in-vulnerable-women-a-qualitative-study
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Zahra Boroumandfar, Masoud Kianpour, Ali Zargham, Samereh Abdoli, Katayoun Tayeri, Mehrdad Salehi, Godratollah Momeni, Farzin Khorvash
BACKGROUND: The first step in health education is awareness of the people and their acceptance to change their behavior. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of empowerment program towards the concept of self-care and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in women at risk of STDs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study was conducted as a qualitative approach (step of action and observation of an action) by using conventional content analysis method...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903733/increasing-confidence-and-changing-behaviors-in-primary-care-providers-engaged-in-genetic-counselling
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Michael S Wilkes, Frank C Day, Tonya L Fancher, Haley McDermott, Erik Lehman, Robert A Bell, Michael J Green
BACKGROUND: Screening and counseling for genetic conditions is an increasingly important part of primary care practice, particularly given the paucity of genetic counselors in the United States. However, primary care physicians (PCPs) often have an inadequate understanding of evidence-based screening; communication approaches that encourage shared decision-making; ethical, legal, and social implication (ELSI) issues related to screening for genetic mutations; and the basics of clinical genetics...
September 13, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899434/effective-delivery-of-social-and-behavior-change-communication-through-a-care-group-model-in-a-supplementary-feeding-program
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Lauren Wilner, Devika J Suri, Breanne K Langlois, Shelley Marcus Walton, Beatrice Lorge Rogers
BACKGROUND: In 2014, an intervention aimed at increasing the oil in corn soy blend (CSB) porridge prepared by caregivers of children with moderate acute malnutrition was implemented in Southern Malawi. This analysis describes the flow of key messages delivered through the Care Group model during this intervention. METHODS: The intervention provided a supplementary food ration of CSB and oil and used a Care Group model in which healthcare workers were trained to deliver social and behavior change communication (SBCC) to care group volunteers who then delivered messages to caregivers of beneficiary children...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890925/on-the-road-to-becoming-a-responsible-leader-a-simulation-based-training-approach-for-final-year-medical-students
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Marion Schmidt-Huber, Janine Netzel, Jan Kiesewetter
Background and objective: There is a need for young physicians to take a responsible role in clinical teams, comparable to a leadership role. However, today's medical curricula barely consider the development of leadership competencies. Acquisition of leadership skills are currently a by-product of medical education, even though it seems to be a competency relevant for physicians' success. Therefore, an innovative leadership training program for young physicians was developed and validated. Training conceptualisation were based upon findings of critical incidents interviews (N=19) with relevant personnel (e...
2017: GMS Journal for Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890851/stress-responses-to-conspecific-visual-cues-of-predation-risk-in-zebrafish
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Thiago Acosta Oliveira, Renan Idalencio, Fabiana Kalichak, João Gabriel Dos Santos Rosa, Gessi Koakoski, Murilo Sander de Abreu, Ana Cristina Varrone Giacomini, Darlan Gusso, Denis Brook Rosemberg, Rodrigo Egydio Barreto, Leonardo José Gil Barcellos
Chemical communication relating to predation risk is a trait common among fish species. Prey fish under threat of predation can signal risk to conspecific fish, which then exhibit defensive responses. Fish also assess predation risk by visual cues and change their behavior accordingly. Here, we explored whether these behavioral changes act as visual alarm signals to conspecific fish that are not initially under risk. We show that shoals of zebrafish (Danio rerio) visually exposed to a predator display antipredator behaviors...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888595/short-communication-the-diurnal-intake-and-behavior-of-dairy-cows-when-access-to-a-feed-of-consistent-nutritive-value-is-restricted
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A J John, S C Garcia, K L Kerrisk, M J Freeman, M R Islam, C E F Clark
The diurnal variation in pasture nutritive value adds a confounding factor to studies elucidating the effect of time of day on behavior. Our work separates the effect of time of day on both feeding and lying patterns for cows outdoors to enable the alignment of feeding behavior with feed management. We determined the diurnal intake patterns and behavior of dairy cows when the nutritive value of feed remained constant throughout 24 h in an outdoor environment, and when feed access was restricted. Nine nonlactating Holstein-Friesian cows (live weight 626 ± 53 kg, age 96 ± 33 mo; mean ± SD) were split into 3 groups of 3 and offered lucerne hay cubes (cube volume 32 mm(3)) ad libitum according to 3 treatments: full access (FA, feed access 24 h), day access (DA, feed access between 0600 and 1800 h), and night access (NA, feed access between 1800 and 0600 h)...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888501/the-effectiveness-of-assertiveness-training-for-school-aged-children-on-bullying-and-assertiveness-level
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Fatma Avşar, Sultan Ayaz Alkaya
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of an assertive training for school-aged children on peer bullying and assertiveness. DESIGN AND METHODS: A quasi-experimental design using pre- and post-testing was conducted. Data were collected using a demographic questionnaire, an assertiveness scale, and the peer victimization scale. The training program was comprised of eight sessions which were implemented to intervention group. RESULTS: Descriptive characteristics were not statistically different between the groups (p>0...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886646/communication-effect-of-density-on-the-physical-aging-of-pressure-densified-polymethylmethacrylate
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R Casalini, C M Roland
The rate of physical aging of glassy polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), followed from the change in the secondary relaxation with aging, is found to be independent of the density, the latter controlled by the pressure during glass formation. Thus, the aging behavior of the secondary relaxation is the same whether the glass is more compacted or less dense than the corresponding equilibrium liquid. This equivalence in aging of glasses formed under different pressures indicates that local packing is the dominant variable governing the glassy dynamics...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882096/delivering-perinatal-depression-care-in-a-rural-obstetric-setting-a-mixed-methods-study-of-feasibility-acceptability-and-effectiveness
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Amritha Bhat, Susan Reed, Johnny Mao, Mindy Vredevoogd, Joan Russo, Jennifer Unger, Roger Rowles, Jürgen Unützer
OBJECTIVES: Universal screening for depression during pregnancy and postpartum is recommended, yet mental health treatment and follow-up rates among screen-positive women in rural settings are low. We studied the feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of perinatal depression treatment integrated into a rural obstetric setting. METHODS: We conducted an open treatment study of a screening and intervention program modified from the Depression Attention for Women Now (DAWN) Collaborative Care model in a rural obstetric clinic...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881363/-motivational-interviewing-with-alcohol-dependent-patients
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Michael Spaeth, Stefan Bleich, Thomas Hillemacher
Motivational interviewing with alcohol-dependent patients Alcohol-dependent patients do not need to be motivated from the outside. They are mostly ambivalent, and the inner voice, which already speaks for change (change talk), is heard through motivational interviewing, carefully strengthened and developed together with the patient. The practitioner has to deal with the human spirit of motivational interviewing and should be able to communicate with empathy, respect, congruence, and openness. The patient's autonomy should always be maintained...
September 2017: Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880227/providing-personalized-energy-management-and-awareness-services-for-energy-efficiency-in-smart-buildings
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Eleni Fotopoulou, Anastasios Zafeiropoulos, Fernando Terroso-Sáenz, Umutcan Şimşek, Aurora González-Vidal, George Tsiolis, Panagiotis Gouvas, Paris Liapis, Anna Fensel, Antonio Skarmeta
Considering that the largest part of end-use energy consumption worldwide is associated with the buildings sector, there is an inherent need for the conceptualization, specification, implementation, and instantiation of novel solutions in smart buildings, able to achieve significant reductions in energy consumption through the adoption of energy efficient techniques and the active engagement of the occupants. Towards the design of such solutions, the identification of the main energy consuming factors, trends, and patterns, along with the appropriate modeling and understanding of the occupants' behavior and the potential for the adoption of environmentally-friendly lifestyle changes have to be realized...
September 7, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879461/perinatal-exposure-to-the-cyanotoxin-%C3%AE-n-m%C3%A3-thylamino-l-alanine-bmaa-results-in-long-lasting-behavioral-changes-in-offspring-potential-involvement-of-dna-damage-and-oxidative-stress
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Anthony Laugeray, Asma Oummadi, Clément Jourdain, Justyne Feat, Géraldine Meyer-Dilhet, Arnaud Menuet, Karen Plé, Marion Gay, Sylvain Routier, Stéphane Mortaud, Gilles J Guillemin
We recently demonstrated that perinatal exposure to the glutamate-related herbicide, glufosinate ammonium, has deleterious effects on neural stem cell (NSC) homeostasis within the sub-ventricular zone (SVZ), probably leading to ASD-like symptoms in offspring later in life. In the present study, we aimed to investigate whether perinatal exposure to another glutamate-related toxicant, the cyanobacterial amino acid β-N-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA), might also trigger neurodevelopmental disturbances. With this aim, female mice were intranasally exposed to low doses of BMAA, 50 mg kg(-1) three times a week from embryonic days 7-10 to postnatal day 21...
September 6, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877687/factors-associated-with-utilization-of-long-acting-and-permanent-contraceptive-methods-among-women-who-have-decided-not-to-have-more-children-in-gondar-city
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Chernet Baye Zenebe, Mulat Adefris, Melaku Kindie Yenit, Yalemzewod Assefa Gelaw
BACKGROUND: Despite the fact that long acting family planning methods reduce population growth and improve maternal health, their utilization remains poor. Therefore, this study assessed the prevalence of long acting and permanent family planning method utilization and associated factors among women in reproductive age groups who have decided not to have more children in Gondar city, northwest Ethiopia. METHOD: An institution based cross-sectional study was conducted from August to October, 2015...
September 6, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876301/longitudinal-findings-on-changes-in-and-the-link-between-hiv-related-communication-risky-sexual-behavior-and-relationship-status-in-men-who-have-sex-with-men-living-with-hiv
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Julianne M Serovich, Tanja C Laschober, Monique J Brown, Judy A Kimberly
BACKGROUND: Reducing the risk of HIV transmission among men who have sex with men (MSM) is a national health priority. This study longitudinally examined changes in and the link between HIV-related communication, unprotected anal intercourse (UAI), and relationship status among MSM. METHODS: Data were obtained from 337 MSM living with HIV who participated in a randomized controlled study. Approximately equal percentages of men were randomized to either the disclosure intervention group or the attention control case management group...
July 19, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874738/intermittence-and-connectivity-of-interactions-in-pigeon-flock-flights
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Duxin Chen, Xiaolu Liu, Bowen Xu, Hai-Tao Zhang
Collective circular motion is a common yet spectacular behavior of pigeon flocks. Efficient and robust inter-individual communication is required for flock coordination during this widely-spreaded movement pattern. When a flock hovers near the home loft, the rotational direction undergoes regular spontaneous variations. Based on intensive analyses of high spatial-temporal resolution GPS data, we quantified the intensity of velocity alignment among different individuals in terms of their velocity fluctuations...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
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