Factors associated with TB screening among agricultural workers in Limpopo Province, South Africa
CONCLUSION: The findings underscore the importance of workplace health services in achieving end-TB targets. We recommend programs and interventions for preventing TB in South Africa that target the agricultural sector in general, and in particular migrant workers.PMID:36661274 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2022.2162227 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - January 20, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nosimilo Mlangeni Molebogeng Malotle Felix Made Jonathan Ramodike Yandisa Sikweyiya Christine Du Preez Nikki Stuart Thompson Muzimkhulu Zungu Source Type: research

Factors associated with TB screening among agricultural workers in Limpopo Province, South Africa
CONCLUSION: The findings underscore the importance of workplace health services in achieving end-TB targets. We recommend programs and interventions for preventing TB in South Africa that target the agricultural sector in general, and in particular migrant workers.PMID:36661274 | PMC:PMC9869983 | DOI:10.1080/16549716.2022.2162227 (Source: Global Health Action)
Source: Global Health Action - January 20, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nosimilo Mlangeni Molebogeng Malotle Felix Made Jonathan Ramodike Yandisa Sikweyiya Christine Du Preez Nikki Stuart Thompson Muzimkhulu Zungu Source Type: research

Viruses, Vol. 15, Pages 207: A Phylogeographic Analysis of Porcine Parvovirus 1 in Africa
Gaye Laye Diop Iolanda Vieira Anahory Lourenço P. Mapaco Sara J. Achá Valere Kouame Kouakou Emmanuel Couacy-Hymann Stephen G. Gacheru Jacqueline K. Lichoti Justus K. Kasivalu Obadiah N. Njagi Tirumala B. K. Settypalli Giovanni Cattoli Charles E. Lamien Umberto Molini William G. Dundon Porcine parvovirus 1 (PPV1) is recognized as a major cause of reproductive failure in pigs, leading to several clinical outcomes globally known as SMEDI. Despite being known since the late 1960s its circulation is still of relevance to swine producers. Additionally, the emergence of variants such as the vir...
Source: Viruses - January 11, 2023 Category: Virology Authors: Giovanni Franzo Habibata Lamouni Zerbo Bruno Lalidia Ouoba Adama Drabo Dji-Tombo Marietou Guitti Kindo Rasablaga Sawadogo Jelly Chang ’a Stella Bitanyi Aloyce Kamigwe Charles Mayenga Modou Moustapha Lo Mbengu é Ndiaye Aminata Ba Gaye Laye Diop Iolanda Tags: Article Source Type: research

The impact of climate change on the burden of snakebite: Evidence synthesis and implications for primary healthcare
CONCLUSION: The impact of climate change and associated extreme weather events and anthropogenic changes on mortality, morbidity and socioeconomic burden of snakebite. Transdisciplinary approaches can help understand these complex phenomena better. There is almost no evidence available in high-burden nations of South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Community-based approaches for biodiversity and prevention, the institution of longitudinal studies, together with improving the resilience of primary care and public health systems are required to mitigate the impact of climate change on snakebite.PMID:36618235 | PMC:PMC9810950 | ...
Source: Primary Care - January 9, 2023 Category: Primary Care Authors: Soumyadeep Bhaumik Deepti Beri Jagnoor Jagnoor Source Type: research

The impact of climate change on the burden of snakebite: Evidence synthesis and implications for primary healthcare
CONCLUSION: The impact of climate change and associated extreme weather events and anthropogenic changes on mortality, morbidity and socioeconomic burden of snakebite. Transdisciplinary approaches can help understand these complex phenomena better. There is almost no evidence available in high-burden nations of South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Community-based approaches for biodiversity and prevention, the institution of longitudinal studies, together with improving the resilience of primary care and public health systems are required to mitigate the impact of climate change on snakebite.PMID:36618235 | PMC:PMC9810950 | ...
Source: Primary Care - January 9, 2023 Category: Primary Care Authors: Soumyadeep Bhaumik Deepti Beri Jagnoor Jagnoor Source Type: research

A low-cost, paper-based hybrid capture assay to detect high-risk HPV DNA for cervical cancer screening in low-resource settings
Lab Chip. 2022 Dec 23. doi: 10.1039/d2lc00885h. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTCervical cancer is a leading cause of cancer death for women in low-resource settings. The World Health Organization recommends that cervical cancer screening programs incorporate HPV DNA testing, but available tests are expensive, require laboratory infrastructure, and cannot be performed at the point-of-care. We developed a two-dimensional paper network (2DPN), hybrid-capture, signal amplification assay and a point-of-care sample preparation protocol to detect high-risk HPV DNA from exfoliated cervical cells within an hour. The test does not re...
Source: Cancer Control - December 23, 2022 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Chelsey A Smith Megan M Chang Kathryn A Kundrod Emilie N Novak Sonia G Parra Leticia L ópez Celda Mavume Cesaltina Lorenzoni Mauricio Maza Mila P Salcedo Jennifer L Carns Ellen Baker Jane Montealegre Michael Scheurer Philip E Castle Kathleen M Schmeler R Source Type: research

Early detection of poor glycemic control in patients with diabetes mellitus in sub-Saharan Africa: a cohort study in Mozambique
Conclusion: Strategies for early detection of scarce glycemic control are feasible in Mozambique and could lead to prompt regimen switch; an invasive therapeutic approach could be preferable in selected cases to achieve control.Keywords: Diabetes Mellitus; Non-Communicable Diseases; Health Care. (Source: African Health Sciences)
Source: African Health Sciences - December 22, 2022 Category: African Health Authors: Fausto Ciccacci, Andrea Manto, Lelio Morviducci, Fabiana Lanti, Noorjehan Majid, Mustafa Agy, Cacilda Massango, Stefano Orlando, Giovanni Guidotti, Maria Cristina Marazzi Source Type: research

Osmosensitive transcription factors in the prolactin cell of a euryhaline teleost
Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2022 Dec 16;278:111356. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2022.111356. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTIn euryhaline fish, prolactin (Prl) plays a key role in freshwater acclimation. Prl release in the rostral pars distalis (RPD) of the pituitary is directly stimulated by a fall in extracellular osmolality. Recently, we identified several putative transcription factor modules (TFM) predicted to bind to the promoter regions of the two prl isoforms in Mozambique tilapia, Oreochromis mossambicus. We characterized the effects of extracellular osmolality on the activation of these TFMs from RPDs, in v...
Source: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular and integrative physiology. - December 19, 2022 Category: Physiology Authors: G H T Malintha Fritzie T Celino-Brady Zoia R Stoytcheva Andre P Seale Source Type: research

Engaging Men and Boys in Maternal Health: Results from a Participatory Film Project in Maputo Province
CONCLUSIONS: The participatory approach used in our study helped to identify and tackle barriers for male involvement in maternal health at community level, and dissemination of findings. Community campaigns should consider both barriers and facilitators for more male involvement in maternal health. In addition, governments and program planners should invest on male-friendliness of health facilities and to minimize the incidence of bribery and other illegal practices for health services.PMID:36533499 | DOI:10.1353/cpr.2022.0071 (Source: Progress in Community Health Partnerships)
Source: Progress in Community Health Partnerships - December 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anna Galle Tina Kr üger David Aguacheiro Bonga Abdul Ad ão João Paia Cristiano Macuamule Source Type: research

Osmosensitive transcription factors in the prolactin cell of a euryhaline teleost
Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2022 Dec 16;278:111356. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2022.111356. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTIn euryhaline fish, prolactin (Prl) plays a key role in freshwater acclimation. Prl release in the rostral pars distalis (RPD) of the pituitary is directly stimulated by a fall in extracellular osmolality. Recently, we identified several putative transcription factor modules (TFM) predicted to bind to the promoter regions of the two prl isoforms in Mozambique tilapia, Oreochromis mossambicus. We characterized the effects of extracellular osmolality on the activation of these TFMs from RPDs, in v...
Source: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular and integrative physiology. - December 19, 2022 Category: Physiology Authors: G H T Malintha Fritzie T Celino-Brady Zoia R Stoytcheva Andre P Seale Source Type: research

Engaging Men and Boys in Maternal Health: Results from a Participatory Film Project in Maputo Province
CONCLUSIONS: The participatory approach used in our study helped to identify and tackle barriers for male involvement in maternal health at community level, and dissemination of findings. Community campaigns should consider both barriers and facilitators for more male involvement in maternal health. In addition, governments and program planners should invest on male-friendliness of health facilities and to minimize the incidence of bribery and other illegal practices for health services.PMID:36533499 | DOI:10.1353/cpr.2022.0071 (Source: Progress in Community Health Partnerships)
Source: Progress in Community Health Partnerships - December 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anna Galle Tina Kr üger David Aguacheiro Bonga Abdul Ad ão João Paia Cristiano Macuamule Source Type: research

Osmosensitive transcription factors in the prolactin cell of a euryhaline teleost
Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2022 Dec 16;278:111356. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2022.111356. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTIn euryhaline fish, prolactin (Prl) plays a key role in freshwater acclimation. Prl release in the rostral pars distalis (RPD) of the pituitary is directly stimulated by a fall in extracellular osmolality. Recently, we identified several putative transcription factor modules (TFM) predicted to bind to the promoter regions of the two prl isoforms in Mozambique tilapia, Oreochromis mossambicus. We characterized the effects of extracellular osmolality on the activation of these TFMs from RPDs, in v...
Source: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular and integrative physiology. - December 19, 2022 Category: Physiology Authors: G H T Malintha Fritzie T Celino-Brady Zoia R Stoytcheva Andre P Seale Source Type: research

Engaging Men and Boys in Maternal Health: Results from a Participatory Film Project in Maputo Province
CONCLUSIONS: The participatory approach used in our study helped to identify and tackle barriers for male involvement in maternal health at community level, and dissemination of findings. Community campaigns should consider both barriers and facilitators for more male involvement in maternal health. In addition, governments and program planners should invest on male-friendliness of health facilities and to minimize the incidence of bribery and other illegal practices for health services.PMID:36533499 | DOI:10.1353/cpr.2022.0071 (Source: Progress in Community Health Partnerships)
Source: Progress in Community Health Partnerships - December 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anna Galle Tina Kr üger David Aguacheiro Bonga Abdul Ad ão João Paia Cristiano Macuamule Source Type: research