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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30419237/air-pollution-and-non-communicable-diseases-a-review-by-the-forum-of-international-respiratory-societies-environmental-committee-part-2-air-pollution-and-organ-systems
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REVIEW
Dean E Schraufnagel, John Balmes, Clayton T Cowl, Sara De Matteis, Soon-Hee Jung, Kevin Mortimer, Rogelio Perez-Padilla, Mary B Rice, Horacio Riojas-Rodroguez, Akshay Sood, George D Thurston, Teresa To, Anessa Vanker, Donald J Wuebbles
Although air pollution is well-known to be harmful to the lung and airways, it can also damage most other organ systems of the body. It is estimated that about 500,000 lung cancer deaths and 1.6 million chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) deaths can be attributed to air pollution, but air pollution may also account for 19% of all cardiovascular deaths and 21% of all stroke deaths. Air pollution has been linked to other malignancies, such as bladder cancer and childhood leukemia. Lung development in childhood is stymied with exposure to air pollutants, and poor lung development in children predicts lung impairment in adults...
November 9, 2018: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221643/respiratory-and-cardiovascular-responses-to-walking-down-a-traffic-polluted-road-compared-with-walking-in-a-traffic-free-area-in-participants-aged-60-years-and-older-with-chronic-lung-or-heart-disease-and-age-matched-healthy-controls-a-randomised-crossover
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Rudy Sinharay, Jicheng Gong, Benjamin Barratt, Pamela Ohman-Strickland, Sabine Ernst, Frank J Kelly, Junfeng Jim Zhang, Peter Collins, Paul Cullinan, Kian Fan Chung
BACKGROUND: Long-term exposure to pollution can lead to an increase in the rate of decline of lung function, especially in older individuals and in those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), whereas shorter-term exposure at higher pollution levels has been implicated in causing excess deaths from ischaemic heart disease and exacerbations of COPD. We aimed to assess the effects on respiratory and cardiovascular responses of walking down a busy street with high levels of pollution compared with walking in a traffic-free area with lower pollution levels in older adults...
January 27, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30131059/association-of-longitudinal-alcohol-consumption-trajectories-with-coronary-heart-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-six-cohort-studies-using-individual-participant-data
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Dara O'Neill, Annie Britton, Mary K Hannah, Marcel Goldberg, Diana Kuh, Kay Tee Khaw, Steven Bell
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown that alcohol intake trajectories differ in their associations with biomarkers of cardiovascular functioning, but it remains unclear if they also differ in their relationship to actual coronary heart disease (CHD) incidence. Using multiple longitudinal cohort studies, we evaluated the association between long-term alcohol consumption trajectories and CHD. METHODS: Data were drawn from six cohorts (five British and one French). The combined analytic sample comprised 35,132 individuals (62...
August 22, 2018: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30146330/alcohol-use-and-burden-for-195-countries-and-territories-1990-2016-a-systematic-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2016
#4
REVIEW
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BACKGROUND: Alcohol use is a leading risk factor for death and disability, but its overall association with health remains complex given the possible protective effects of moderate alcohol consumption on some conditions. With our comprehensive approach to health accounting within the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2016, we generated improved estimates of alcohol use and alcohol-attributable deaths and disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 195 locations from 1990 to 2016, for both sexes and for 5-year age groups between the ages of 15 years and 95 years and older...
September 22, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731173/child-mortality-in-england-compared-with-sweden-a-birth-cohort-study
#5
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Ania Zylbersztejn, Ruth Gilbert, Anders Hjern, Linda Wijlaars, Pia Hardelid
BACKGROUND: Child mortality is almost twice as high in England compared with Sweden. We aimed to establish the extent to which adverse birth characteristics and socioeconomic factors explain this difference. METHODS: We developed nationally representative cohorts of singleton livebirths between Jan 1, 2003, and Dec 31, 2012, using the Hospital Episode Statistics in England, and the Swedish Medical Birth Register in Sweden, with longitudinal follow-up from linked hospital admissions and mortality records...
May 19, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834689/association-of-physicians-perceived-barriers-with-human-papillomavirus-vaccination-initiation
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Albert J Farias, Lara S Savas, Maria E Fernandez, Sharon P Coan, Ross Shegog, C Mary Healy, Erica Lipizzi, Sally W Vernon
Physician recommendation is a strong predictor of vaccine uptake, however their perceived barriers may prevent vaccination. Therefore, we determined the association between physicians' perceived barriers to HPV vaccination and vaccination initiation. We surveyed pediatricians in a large network of clinics in Houston, Texas to assess their perceived barriers to vaccinating adolescents. We combined survey data with electronic medical records to determine HPV vaccination initiation over a 12-month study period (July 2014-June 2015)...
December 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619532/major-physical-health-conditions-and-risk-of-suicide
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Brian K Ahmedani, Edward L Peterson, Yong Hu, Rebecca C Rossom, Frances Lynch, Christine Y Lu, Beth E Waitzfelder, Ashli A Owen-Smith, Samuel Hubley, Deepak Prabhakar, L Keoki Williams, Nicole Zeld, Elizabeth Mutter, Arne Beck, Dennis Tolsma, Gregory E Simon
INTRODUCTION: Most individuals make healthcare visits before suicide, but many do not have a diagnosed mental health condition. This study seeks to investigate suicide risk among patients with a range of physical health conditions in a U.S. general population sample and whether risk persists after adjustment for mental health and substance use diagnoses. METHODS: This study included 2,674 individuals who died by suicide between 2000 and 2013 along with 267,400 controls matched on year and location in a case-control study conducted in 2016 across eight Mental Health Research Network healthcare systems...
September 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236464/future-life-expectancy-in-35-industrialised-countries-projections-with-a-bayesian-model-ensemble
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Vasilis Kontis, James E Bennett, Colin D Mathers, Guangquan Li, Kyle Foreman, Majid Ezzati
BACKGROUND: Projections of future mortality and life expectancy are needed to plan for health and social services and pensions. Our aim was to forecast national age-specific mortality and life expectancy using an approach that takes into account the uncertainty related to the choice of forecasting model. METHODS: We developed an ensemble of 21 forecasting models, all of which probabilistically contributed towards the final projections. We applied this approach to project age-specific mortality to 2030 in 35 industrialised countries with high-quality vital statistics data...
April 1, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431333/regeneration-and-health-a-structured-rapid-literature-review
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REVIEW
G McCartney, W Hearty, M Taulbut, R Mitchell, R Dryden, C Collins
OBJECTIVE: To identify and synthesise what is known about the impacts of regeneration on health, health inequalities and their socio-economic determinants. STUDY DESIGN: Rapid, structured literature review. METHODS: A rapid, structured approach was undertaken to identifying relevant studies involving a search of peer-reviewed literature databases, an Internet search to identify relevant grey literature, and a review of articles citing two key systematic reviews...
July 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365913/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-psychosocial-interventions-to-reduce-drug-and-sexual-blood-borne-virus-risk-behaviours-among-people-who-inject-drugs
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REVIEW
Gail Gilchrist, Davina Swan, Kideshini Widyaratna, Julia Elena Marquez-Arrico, Elizabeth Hughes, Noreen Dadirai Mdege, Marrissa Martyn-St James, Judit Tirado-Munoz
Opiate substitution treatment and needle exchanges have reduced blood borne virus (BBV) transmission among people who inject drugs (PWID). Psychosocial interventions could further prevent BBV. A systematic review and meta-analysis examined whether psychosocial interventions (e.g. CBT, skills training) compared to control interventions reduced BBV risk behaviours among PWID. 32 and 24 randomized control trials (2000-May 2015 in MEDLINE, PsycINFO, CINAHL, Cochrane Collaboration and Clinical trials, with an update in MEDLINE to December 2016) were included in the review and meta-analysis respectively...
July 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243936/the-effects-of-housing-status-stability-and-the-social-contexts-of-housing-on-drug-and-sexual-risk-behaviors
#11
Julia Dickson-Gomez, Timothy McAuliffe, Katherine Quinn
Research on the relationship between housing instability and HIV risk has often focused on two different conceptions of stability. In one conceptualization, housing stability is defined according to physical location with homeless or unstably housed individuals defined as those who reside in places not meant for human habitation or in emergency shelters. The other conceptualization has defined housing stability as individuals' degree of transience, often operationalized as the number of moves or evictions a person has had within a specified amount of time...
July 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965211/gotta-catch-em-all-pok%C3%A3-mon-go-and-physical-activity-among-young-adults-difference-in-differences-study
#12
Katherine B Howe, Christian Suharlim, Peter Ueda, Daniel Howe, Ichiro Kawachi, Eric B Rimm
OBJECTIVE:  To estimate the effect of playing Pokémon GO on the number of steps taken daily up to six weeks after installation of the game. DESIGN:  Cohort study using online survey data. PARTICIPANTS:  Survey participants of Amazon Mechanical Turk (n=1182) residing in the United States, aged 18 to 35 years and using iPhone 6 series smartphones. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:  Number of daily steps taken each of the four weeks before and six weeks after installation of Pokémon GO, automatically recorded in the "Health" application of the iPhone 6 series smartphones and reported by the participants...
December 13, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923088/prevalence-of-depression-depressive-symptoms-and-suicidal-ideation-among-medical-students-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Lisa S Rotenstein, Marco A Ramos, Matthew Torre, J Bradley Segal, Michael J Peluso, Constance Guille, Srijan Sen, Douglas A Mata
Importance: Medical students are at high risk for depression and suicidal ideation. However, the prevalence estimates of these disorders vary between studies. Objective: To estimate the prevalence of depression, depressive symptoms, and suicidal ideation in medical students. Data Sources and Study Selection: Systematic search of EMBASE, ERIC, MEDLINE, psycARTICLES, and psycINFO without language restriction for studies on the prevalence of depression, depressive symptoms, or suicidal ideation in medical students published before September 17, 2016...
December 6, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733163/the-role-of-health-related-behavioural-factors-in-accounting-for-inequalities-in-coronary-heart-disease-risk-by-education-and-area-deprivation-prospective-study-of-1-2-million-uk-women
#14
Sarah Floud, Angela Balkwill, Kath Moser, Gillian K Reeves, Jane Green, Valerie Beral, Benjamin J Cairns
BACKGROUND: Some recent research has suggested that health-related behaviours, such as smoking, might explain much of the socio-economic inequalities in coronary heart disease (CHD) risk. In a large prospective study of UK women, we investigated the associations between education and area deprivation and CHD risk and assessed the contributions of smoking, alcohol consumption, physical activity and body mass index (BMI) to these inequalities. METHODS: After excluding women with heart disease, stroke or cancer at recruitment, 1,202,983 women aged 56 years (SD 5 years) on average, were followed for first coronary event (hospital admission or death) and for CHD mortality...
October 13, 2016: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895075/associations-of-specific-types-of-sports-and-exercise-with-all-cause-and-cardiovascular-disease-mortality-a-cohort-study-of-80-306-british-adults
#15
Pekka Oja, Paul Kelly, Zeljko Pedisic, Sylvia Titze, Adrian Bauman, Charlie Foster, Mark Hamer, Melvyn Hillsdon, Emmanuel Stamatakis
BACKGROUND/AIM: Evidence for the long-term health effects of specific sport disciplines is scarce. Therefore, we examined the associations of six different types of sport/exercise with all-cause and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality risk in a large pooled Scottish and English population-based cohort. METHODS: Cox proportional hazards regression was used to investigate the associations between each exposure and all-cause and CVD mortality with adjustment for potential confounders in 80 306 individuals (54% women; mean±SD age: 52±14 years)...
May 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063597/living-near-major-roads-and-the-incidence-of-dementia-parkinson-s-disease-and-multiple-sclerosis-a-population-based-cohort-study
#16
Hong Chen, Jeffrey C Kwong, Ray Copes, Karen Tu, Paul J Villeneuve, Aaron van Donkelaar, Perry Hystad, Randall V Martin, Brian J Murray, Barry Jessiman, Andrew S Wilton, Alexander Kopp, Richard T Burnett
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence suggests that living near major roads might adversely affect cognition. However, little is known about its relationship with the incidence of dementia, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis. We aimed to investigate the association between residential proximity to major roadways and the incidence of these three neurological diseases in Ontario, Canada. METHODS: In this population-based cohort study, we assembled two population-based cohorts including all adults aged 20-50 years (about 4·4 million; multiple sclerosis cohort) and all adults aged 55-85 years (about 2·2 million; dementia or Parkinson's disease cohort) who resided in Ontario, Canada on April 1, 2001...
February 18, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097364/modest-obesity-reduction-in-low-income-kids
#17
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 10, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821890/public-health-after-a-nuclear-disaster-beyond-radiation-risks
#18
Claire Leppold, Tetsuya Tanimoto, Masaharu Tsubokura
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733281/global-regional-and-national-life-expectancy-all-cause-mortality-and-cause-specific-mortality-for-249-causes-of-death-1980-2015-a-systematic-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2015
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COMMENT
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BACKGROUND: Improving survival and extending the longevity of life for all populations requires timely, robust evidence on local mortality levels and trends. The Global Burden of Disease 2015 Study (GBD 2015) provides a comprehensive assessment of all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 249 causes in 195 countries and territories from 1980 to 2015. These results informed an in-depth investigation of observed and expected mortality patterns based on sociodemographic measures. METHODS: We estimated all-cause mortality by age, sex, geography, and year using an improved analytical approach originally developed for GBD 2013 and GBD 2010...
October 8, 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787675/psychosocial-and-service-use-correlates-of-health-related-quality-of-life-among-a-vulnerable-population-living-with-hiv-aids
#20
Mary M Mitchell, Trang Q Nguyen, Sarina R Isenberg, Allysha C Maragh-Bass, Jeanne Keruly, Amy R Knowlton
Among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV), health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is an important clinical metric of perceived well-being. Baseline data from the BEACON study (N = 383) were used to examine relationships between HRQOL and negative social support, HIV-related stigma, viral suppression, and physical and mental health service use among a vulnerable population of low-income, urban PLHIV who currently or formerly used substances, and were primarily African American. Factor analyses and structural equation modeling indicated that increases in negative social support, stigma, mental health care visits and HIV physician visits were associated with lower HRQOL, while viral suppression was associated with greater HRQOL...
June 2017: AIDS and Behavior
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