Paradigm Shift in Healthcare through Technology and Patient-Centeredness
Abdulrahman Mohammed Al Muammar, Zakiuddin Ahmed and Abdullah M. Aldahmash
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: December 15, 2018
Amidst the background of numerous challenges confronting the healthcare sector (such as rising costs, chronic disease upsurge and issues related to patient safety), this narrative review aims to shed light on the opportunities provided by patient-centered care and technology use as a means to improve and reshape the healthcare sector. The evolution of technology use in healthcare from telemedicine to the present era of connected health is highlighted and discussed as a pertinent emerging model t...
Maternal Obesity and Risk for Birth Defects in an Urban and Rural in the Northern State - Sudan
Mohana Faroug Attia
Article Type: Orginal Research | First Published: October 27, 2018
In Sudan, obesity is increasing at an alarming rate especially in urban areas, becoming a social and medical concern. In pregnancy, overweight is associated with high risk of maternal death and many significant complications. Varied research and papers have also reported an increased risk of abnormality in offspring of obese and overweight pregnant woman. At the same time, carrying out an ultrasound examination on obese pregnant woman is a difficult task, due to the impaired acoustic window. Thi...
Health Benefits of Physical Exercise as a Lifestyle Habit in Asian Men and Women
Victor HH Goh
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 29, 2018
Total body composition and bone scans were analyzed using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). Exercise intensity scores were computed using the Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET). Handgrip strength was measured using a dynamometer. Various hormones and metabolic parameters were measured and cognition function tests and data regarding general health and sexual functions were collected....
A Test (Test_a)° for the Assessment of Headache
Alessandra De Rose and Roberto Verna
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 22, 2018
This report contains the main results of a quantitative research aimed at testing, through the administration of multiple-level questionnaires- patients (n = 2500) and physicians (n = 100), a simple tool for detecting the individual perception of recurrence and the severity of the symptom of headaches and how it is dealt with in terms of drug use and the use of appropriate reference health structures (general practitioner and headache centers). The ultimate goal of the project is to develop a to...
Contextual Perspectives on Heroin Addiction and Recovery: Classic and Contemporary Theories
Sarah Callahan and Leonard A Jason
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: August 25, 2018
Drug use and recovery have received considerable attention from social scientists over the past few decades. Earlier theoretical explanations of drug abuse evaluated constructionist paradigms of stratification, labeling, and Marxist theories. However, many studies involving heroin use continue to focus on person-centered risk factors surrounding use and, to a lesser extent, recovery processes....
A Preliminary Study on the Effects of Parental Accommodations on Frequency of Sickness in Children
Lauren Harrison and Mary B Short
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 18, 2018
Common childhood sicknesses, such as infections, colds, stomachaches, and headaches are inevitable for all children. The influence parents have on their sick children has been well studied in chronic illness populations; however, few studies have examined these associations among general sickness conditions in children. This study examined how parental accommodations and other parental variables affected frequency of sickness and functioning during sickness in children. ...
Impact of the Pesticides in the Environment and Public Health: The Case of Yucatan, Mexico
Angel G Polanco Rodriguez
Article Type: Short Communication | First Published: February 24, 2018
Actually, it is important the water conservation to prevent high impact on the public health, as well as the application of the environmental regulations, especially when there is a high fragility for water pollution in the ecosystem, particularly in developing countries. Throughout the world, there are rules and regulations that indicate the Maximum Permitted Limits of organochlorine pesticides (OCP) residues in water, which must be monitored so that the water quality does not exceed these limi...