Sensors, Vol. 21, Pages 1634: Chemical Sensors for Farm-to-Table Monitoring of Fruit Quality
n Farm-to-table operations produce, transport, and deliver produce to consumers in very different ways than conventional, corporate-scale agriculture operations. As a result, the time it takes to get a freshly picked fruit to the consumer is relatively short and the expectations of the consumer for freshness and quality are high. Since many of these operations involve small farms and small businesses, resources to deploy sensors and instruments for monitoring quality are scarce compared to larger operations. Within stringent power, cost, and size constraints, this article analyzes chemical sensor technologies suitable ...
Source: Sensors - February 26, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Denise Wilson Tags: Review Source Type: research

Small Local versus Non-Local: Examining the Relationship between Locally Owned Small Businesses and Spatial Patterns of Crime
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Source: Justice Quarterly - February 19, 2021 Category: Criminology Authors: Young-An Kim John R. Hipp Source Type: research

Workplace Chemical Exposure Study Leads to Small Business COVID-19 Awareness Campaign
(Source: NIEHS - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences - News)
Source: NIEHS - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences - News - February 16, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research

The Importance of Small Business Safety and Health Climates During COVID-19
Conclusion: Safety and health climates may influence employee well-being even when other disruptions occur, suggesting that during emergencies, small businesses with strong climates may be better prepared to maintain employee well-being. (Source: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - February 1, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Tags: FAST TRACK ARTICLES Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology - January 16, 2021 Category: Dermatology Authors: Buya Bat Tags: payday loans for bad credit direct lenders Source Type: research

Associations of Small Business Closure and Reduced Urban Mobility with Mental Health Problems in COVID-19 Pandemic: a National Representative Sample Study
AbstractIt is suggested that the nationwide social distancing due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has adverse mental health consequences despite its necessity. We investigated the associations of social distancing measures with mental health problems. Using national representative sample of 509,062 adults in the USA, we examined the associations of small business closure and reduced urban mobility with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and major depression disorder (MDD). Multilevel regression models were fitted with individual, household, and state-level covariates, in addition to state and census-region-level ran...
Source: Journal of Urban Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Overcoming Overuse Part 4: Small Business Survival
Journal of Orthopaedic&Sports Physical Therapy,Volume 51, Issue 1, Page 1-4, January 2021. (Source: The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy - January 1, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Adrian C. Traeger Jason Soon Mary O'Keeffe Simon D écary Zoe A. Michaleff Joshua R. Zadro Source Type: research

Overcoming Overuse Part 4: Small Business Survival.
ro JR Abstract SUMMARY: The challenge of overuse raises important questions for those in the business of musculoskeletal health care. What is the right number of physical therapy visits for a given condition? Can a practice provide "less" but still be profitable? In this, the editorial on overcoming overuse of musculoskeletal health care, we consider the economic drivers of overuse in the private sector. We propose actions that could support small business leaders to overcome overuse and build profitable, high-quality services. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2021;51(1):1-4. doi:10.2519/jospt.2021.0101. P...
Source: Physical Therapy - January 1, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Traeger AC, Soon J, O'Keeffe M, Décary S, Michaleff ZA, Zadro JR Tags: J Orthop Sports Phys Ther Source Type: research

[The Sustainable Development Goals and Technological CapacityOs Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustent ável e a capacidade tecnológica].
[The Sustainable Development Goals and Technological CapacityOs Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável e a capacidade tecnológica]. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2020;44:e141 Authors: Mayer-Foulkes D, Serván-Mori E, Nigenda G Abstract In order to achieve the Sustainable Development and Health Goals, it is essential to increase the technological capacity of the most disadvantaged populations. In the 21st century, the necessary technologies for this exist. The gap in technological capacity reflects the existence of a technological gradient between large- and small-scale production, due ...
Source: Pan American Journal of Public Health - December 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Panam Salud Publica Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology - December 2, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: Buya Bat Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: research

Scientists Expand PET Imaging Options Through Simpler Chemistry
Paul Tumarkin The University of Arizona has licensed new radio-labeling chemistry for PET contrast agents to startup TheraCea Pharma. Today Tech Launch ArizonaIman 2.png Iman Daryaei Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch ArizonaHealthScience and TechnologyCollege of Medicine - TucsonCollege of ScienceCommercializationTech Launch Arizona Media contact(s)Paul Tumarkin Tech Launch Arizonapault@tla.arizona.edu520-626-8770Researchers at the  University of Arizona have developed a rapid, simplified method for producing radio-labeling compounds used for positron emission tomography, also known as PET scans.UArizona alumnus...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: tumarkin Source Type: research

Deferral of Care for Serious Non –COVID-19 Conditions
The harms of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic have been innumerable, including illness, death and disability, unemployment and devastation of small businesses, hunger, educational losses, and amplification of racial and social inequities. In this issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, 2 articles shed light on another cost: deferral of care for serious non –COVID-19 conditions, such as myocardial infarction and stroke. (Source: JAMA Internal Medicine)
Source: JAMA Internal Medicine - October 26, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Impact of experimental thermal processing of artificially contaminated pea products on ochratoxin A and phomopsin A
AbstractFungi ofAspergillus andPenicillium genus can infect peas (Pisum sativum), leading to a contamination with the nephrotoxic and carcinogenic ochratoxin A (OTA). Under unfavourable conditions, a fungus primarily found on lupines,Diapothe toxica, may also grow on peas and produce the hepatotoxic phomopsin A (PHOA). To study the effect of processing on OTA and PHOA content, two model products —wheat/rye-mixed bread with pea flour addition and pea pasta—were manufactured at small-business scale from artificially contaminated pea flour. The decrease of OTA and PHOA contents were monitored along the production ...
Source: Mycotoxin Research - October 17, 2020 Category: Toxicology Source Type: research

Validation of the International Space Station Smart Sample Concentrator for Microbial Monitoring of Low Biomass Water Samples.
This report presents the data from a validation study of a NASA-sponsored small business research initiative to develop a microgravity-compatible, automated water concentrator to be used on the ISS, which has been named the ISS Smart Sample Concentrator (iSSC). Efficiency and reproducibility of the iSSC were compared with a ground-based automated water concentrator and the standard Millipore manual filtration. Using 104 CFU/L of Sphingomonas paucimobilis, Ralstonia pickettii, and Cupriavidus basilensis and a mixed microbial community, we have shown, through culture and qPCR, that the iSSC is comparable, if not better, at r...
Source: Journal of Biomolecular Techniques : JBT - October 16, 2020 Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Urbaniak C, Mhatre S, Grams T, Parker C, Venkateswaran K Tags: J Biomol Tech Source Type: research

Rural households in Papua New Guinea afford better diets with income from small businesses
Publication date: Available online 15 September 2020Source: Food PolicyAuthor(s): Emily Schmidt, Valerie Mueller, Gracie Rosenbach (Source: Food Policy)
Source: Food Policy - September 16, 2020 Category: Food Science Source Type: research

Using a Social Capital Framework to Explore a Broker's Role in Small Employer Wellness Program Uptake and Implementation.
CONCLUSION: New initiatives to promote small employer wellness programs can benefit from examining the influence of brokers on the decision-making process. When engaged and supported with resources, brokers may be effective champions for employer wellness programs. PMID: 32914635 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Health Promotion : AJHP)
Source: American Journal of Health Promotion : AJHP - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thornton M, Hammerback K, Abraham JM, Brosseau L, Harris JR, Linnan LA Tags: Am J Health Promot Source Type: research

Health and Safety in Nail Salons: A Cross-Sectional Survey
ConclusionsNail technicians in Toronto, Canada are experiencing work-related symptoms. Musculoskeletal symptoms were the most common symptoms reported. Much of the focus on nail salons and health has been on chemical exposures, but ergonomic hazards should not be overlooked. Efforts to increase knowledge and improve occupational health in nail salons should include information on multiple possible workplace hazards and how to reduce impacts of exposure. (Source: Annals of Occupational Hygiene)
Source: Annals of Occupational Hygiene - July 30, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

The impact of COVID-19 on small business outcomes and expectations [Economic Sciences]
To explore the impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on small businesses, we conducted a survey of more than 5,800 small businesses between March 28 and April 4, 2020. Several themes emerged. First, mass layoffs and closures had already occurred—just a few weeks into the crisis. Second, the risk of... (Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)
Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - July 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alexander W. Bartik, Marianne Bertrand, Zoe Cullen, Edward L. Glaeser, Michael Luca, Christopher Stanton Tags: Social Sciences Source Type: research

How small businesses are coping with the impact of COVID-19
SPARK, an NGO supporting young people access education and employment, commissioned RAND Europe to conduct a survey to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Middle East and Turkey. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - July 5, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Stijn Hoorens; Lucy Hocking; Clement Fays Source Type: research

Advancing progress for patients with cancer through small business innovation research
(Source: Journal of Clinical Investigation)
Source: Journal of Clinical Investigation - June 2, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Norman E. Sharpless Source Type: research

PPP Changes: Insights from RAND
As Congress prepares to vote to amend the Paycheck Protection Program, a new RAND paper highlights changes that small business owners say may help them survive during the COVID-19 pandemic and thrive after reopening. (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - May 25, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: research

The 2019 & #8211;2020 novel coronavirus (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) pandemic: A joint american college of academic international medicine-world academic council of emergency medicine multidisciplinary COVID-19 working group consensus paper
Stanislaw P Stawicki, Rebecca Jeanmonod, Andrew C Miller, Lorenzo Paladino, David F Gaieski, Anna Q Yaffee, Annelies De Wulf, Joydeep Grover, Thomas J Papadimos, Christina Bloem, Sagar C Galw.ar, Vivek Chauhan, Michael S Firstenberg, Salvatore Di Somma, Donald Jeanmonod, Sona M Garg, Veronica Tucci, Harry L Anderson, Lateef Fatimah, Tamara J Worlton, Siddharth P Dubhashi, Krystal S Glaze, Sagar Sinha, Ijeoma Nnodim Opara, Vikas Yellapu, Dhanashree Kelkar, Ayman El-Menyar, Vimal Krishnan, S Venkataramanaiah, Yan Leyfman, Hassan Ali Saoud Al Thani, Prabath W B Nanayakkara, Sudip Nanda, Eric Cioè-Peña, Indrani Sarde...
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - May 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Stanislaw P Stawicki Rebecca Jeanmonod Andrew C Miller Lorenzo Paladino David F Gaieski Anna Q Yaffee Annelies De Wulf Joydeep Grover Thomas J Papadimos Christina Bloem Sagar C Galwankar Vivek Chauhan Michael S Firstenberg Salvatore Di Somma Donald Jeanmo Source Type: research

How Small Businesses Are Surviving the COVID-19 Pandemic
Small-business owners are facing many challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. What kinds of policies might help them? What will they need to thrive once the immediate public health crisis has passed? (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - May 21, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: C. Richard Neu; Diana Gehlhaus; Howard J. Shatz Source Type: research

How does Organizational Climate Motivate Employee Safe and Healthy Behavior in Small Business?: A Self-Determination Theory Perspective
Conclusion: Small businesses seeking to engage employees in Total Worker Health efforts should build strong safety and health climates because of their influence on employees’ motivation to participate in health promoting and health protective programs. (Source: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - May 1, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

APA Calls for Emergency Funding as COVID-19 Overwhelms Behavioral Health System
The behavioral health system is “collapsing,” despite an increase in anxiety, fear, grief, and substance use related to the global COVID-19 pandemic, according to astatement signed by APA and 11 other organizations and sent to Congressional leadership yesterday as Congress prepares to approve another round of COVID-related federal funding.The funding under consideration is primarily focused on shoring up existing programs —especially the Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program, which ran out of money last week. Congressional Democrats are hoping to add funding for hospitals, state ...
Source: Psychiatr News - April 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: anxiety behavioral health system Bruce Schwartz CARES Act Congress COVID-19 fear funding grief National Council for Behavioral Health Paycheck Protection Program Saul Levin substance use Source Type: research

Small Business Ownership and Mental Health.
Authors: Visentin DC, Cleary M, Minutillo S PMID: 32294389 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 16, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 2444: Models for Developing Community Organizations to Reinforce Health Management in Small Businesses
This study established a model based on community organizational development theory to reinforce worker empowerment for healthcare in small businesses, focusing on health centers for workers (HCFW). The researchers surveyed 408 workers at 39 small businesses in the B region of South Korea, according to the characteristics of business sites, general characteristics of workers, and elements of community organizational development theory, and analyzed their results with a structural equation. The research period was September, 2015. Five concepts were examined: empowerment in healthcare, community capacity, participation and ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - April 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Choi Jung Tags: Article Source Type: research

Development of Novel Radiosensitizers through the National Cancer Institute's Small Business Innovation Research Program.
In conclusion, the NCI SBIR Development Center has funded the development of novel radiosensitizers leading to clinical trials of novel drugs in combination with radiation therapy. Continued follow-up is needed to determine if any of these novel radiosensitizers produce improved tumor control and/or overall survival. PMID: 32216707 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Radiation Research)
Source: Radiation Research - March 26, 2020 Category: Physics Authors: Zakeri K, Narayanan D, Prasanna P, Vikram V, Buchsbaum JC Tags: Radiat Res Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 2142: Total Worker Health Leadership and Business Strategies Are Related to Safety and Health Climates in Small Business
e S. Newman The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between Total Worker Health® (TWH) business strategies and employee perceptions of leadership commitment and safety and health climates. Using data from 53 small enterprises and 1271 of their workers collected as part of the Small + Safe + Well (SSWell) Study, we confirm the primacy of the relationship between leadership commitment to safety and workplace safety climate. After accounting for leadership commitment to safety, business-reported policies and practices that promote the health, safety, and well-being of workers (i.e., TWH strategie...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - March 23, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Natalie V. Schwatka Miranda Dally Liliana Tenney Erin Shore Carol E. Brown Lee S. Newman Tags: Article Source Type: research

RAND Expert to Testify on Coronavirus' Impact on America's Small Businesses
Jennifer Bouey, senior policy researcher and Tang Chair in China Policy Studies at the RAND Corporation, will testify before the House Small Business Committee on“Assessment of COVID-19's Impact on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Implications from China.” (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - March 8, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: research

Evaluating innovation development among Brazilian micro and small businesses in view of management level: insights from the Local Innovation Agents Program
Publication date: Available online 12 February 2020Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Hugo Henrique Roth Cardoso, Adriana Dantas Gonçalves, Gustavo Dambiski Gomes de Carvalho, Hélio Gomes de CarvalhoAbstractThis research aims to analyze management and innovation patterns among micro and small businesses (MSBs) that participated during 2015-2016 in the Local Innovation Agents (LIA) Program from the Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (SEBRAE). Complemented by factor analyses, two-step cluster analysis was applied on 6674 MSBs’ management dimensions to identify group patterns...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Small Business Employees’ Perceptions of Leadership Are Associated With Safety and Health Climates and Their Own Behaviors
Conclusions: Leadership plays an important role in creating a positive work environment around safety and health. (Source: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - February 1, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Radiation Biomarkers: Can Small Businesses Drive Accurate Radiation Precision Medicine?
Abstract Radiation therapy is an essential component of cancer treatment. Currently, tumor control and normal tissue complication probabilities derived from a general patient population guide radiation treatment. Its outcome could be improved if radiation biomarkers could be incorporated into approaches to treatment. A substantial number of cancer patients suffer from side effects of radiation therapy. These side effects can result in treatment interruption. Such unplanned treatment interruptions not only jeopardize anti-cancer treatment efficacy but also result in poor post-treatment quality-of-life. To develop a...
Source: Radiation Research - January 6, 2020 Category: Physics Authors: Prasanna PGS, Narayanan D, Zhang K, Rahbar A, Coleman CN, Vikram B Tags: Radiat Res Source Type: research

Radiologist Side Hustles: A Primer
Although it takes time and effort to build (and maintain) an extra income stream, a side hustle can provide a myriad of benefits with access to small business tax deductions, increased rate of retirement savings, and decreased burnout through meaningful and fulfilling projects that can improve daytime job satisfaction and wellness. A successful side hustle allows for greater career flexibility with the potential for job crafting or part-time work [1]. It can also lead to career growth by building networks outside the medical field that may lend to future collaboration (for example, partnerships with technology firms to gui...
Source: Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR - December 31, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Janis M. Yee, Blake C. Steel, Puneet Bhargava Tags: Training and education Source Type: research

Measuring open innovation practices in small companies at important Brazilian industrial centers
This study's conclusions can be useful for researchers and also Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) interested in joining or increasing their OI practices. (Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change)
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - December 5, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Low ‐concentration hydrogen peroxide decontamination for Bacillus spore contamination in buildings
This study evaluates the efficacy of relatively low levels of hydrogen peroxide vapor (HPV) delivered from off ‐the‐shelf equipment for the inactivation ofBacillus spores within an indoor environment. Decontamination evaluations were conducted in a house using bothBacillus atrophaeus var.globigii (Bg; as surrogates forB. anthracis) inoculated on the carpet and galvanized metal as coupons andGeobacillus stearothermophilus (Gs) as biological indicators on steel. The total decontamination time ranged from 4 to 7 days. Using the longer exposure times, low concentrations of HPV (average levels below 20 parts per million) ef...
Source: Remediation Journal - December 2, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ronald Leroy Mickelsen, Joseph Wood, Michael Worth Calfee, Shannon Serre, Shawn Ryan, Abderrahmane Touati, Francis Robbins Delafield, Lola Denise Aslett Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research

The role of local energy initiatives in co-producing sustainable places
AbstractDuring the first two decades of the twenty-first century, the introduction of policies that promote renewable energy in Western European countries facilitated a shift towards the production of cleaner energy and its decentralisation. Subsidies, incentive schemes, and declining installation costs —combined with rapid technology advances—made the investment in small-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and wind turbines more attractive for individuals and small businesses. Simultaneously, we observe the emergence of citizen initiatives which aim to provide public services across various s ectors, includin...
Source: Sustainability Science - December 2, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

A Brief Measure of Organizational Wellness Climate: Initial Validation and Focus on Small Businesses and Substance Misuse
Conclusions: Findings indicate that a 9-item measure has good reliability, construct, and criterion validity. Implications for practical use of the measure are discussed. (Source: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - December 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

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Despite a healthy economic period, rising health care costs represent a major burden for small-business owners. As a result, most are taking steps to cut costs and would look favorably on policy changes that would help curb the cost of providing health care coverage to employees.         (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - September 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rhett Buttle, Katie Vlietstra Wonnenberg, Angela Simaan Source Type: research

Using Database Linkages to Measure Innovation, Commercialization, and Survival of Small Businesses
Publication date: Available online 3 September 2019Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): James Onken, Andrew C. Miklos, Travis F. Dorsey, Richard Aragon, Anna Maria CalcagnoAbstractHere, we report the results of an outcomes evaluation of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). Since the programs’ inception, assessments of the SBIR/STTR programs at several federal agencies have utilized surveys of former grantees as the primary source of data. Response rates have typically been low, m...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - September 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Geographically-Related Outcomes of U.S. Funding for Small Business Research and Development: Results of the Research Grant Programs of a Component of the National Institutes of Health
This article examines the geographic distribution of funding for the U.S. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). Despite a significant investment in SBIR/STTR and an interest in increasing geographic diversity in the institute’s research portfolio, there has not been an assessment of the distribution of NIGMS’s SBIR/STTR funding, outcomes associated with that investment, and relationships between the two. The geographic distribution of NIGMS’ SBIR/STTR funding was highly conce...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - August 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Health Links™ Assessment of Total Worker Health® Practices as Indicators of Organizational Behavior in Small Business
Conclusion: Small businesses are implementing TWH in a variety of ways and the level of implementation differs by business size. Practical interventions as well as dissemination and implementation research should take business size into account to ensure that TWH is both effective and sustainable in meeting the needs of employees. (Source: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - August 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 16, Pages 2475: Assessing Workplace Health and Safety Strategies, Trends, and Barriers through a Statewide Worksite Survey
J. Wani Chronic diseases have added to the economic burden of the U.S. healthcare system. Most Americans spend most of their waking time at work, thereby, presenting employers with an opportunity to protect and promote health. The purpose of this study was to assess the implementation of workplace health governance and safety strategies among worksites in the State of Nebraska, over time and by industry sector using a randomized survey. Weighted percentages were compared by year, industry sector, and worksite size. Over the three study periods, 4784 responses were collected from worksite representatives. Adoption of wo...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - July 10, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ami Sedani Derry Stover Brian Coyle Rajvi J. Wani Tags: Article Source Type: research

Leveraging National Cancer Institute Programmatic Collaboration for Single Radiopharmaceutical Drug Master Files
Targeted radiopharmaceutical conjugates intended for therapeutic use often are made of three key components, a decaying radionuclide, a chemical chelator/linker, and a targeted molecular entity. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Experimental Therapeutics Program has accepted four radiopharmaceutical drug products so far that fit the targeted radiopharmaceutical conjugate class. As the NCI sharpens its thinking about its role as an investigational new drug sponsor for radiopharmaceuticals in clinical development, it has considered the relative merits of modular radiopharmaceutical drug master files. Here, the NCI provides...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - June 27, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

The social advantage of miscalibrated individuals: The relationship between social class and overconfidence and its implications for class-based inequality.
Abstract Understanding how socioeconomic inequalities perpetuate is a central concern among social and organizational psychologists. Drawing on a collection of findings suggesting that different social class contexts have powerful effects on people's sense of self, we propose that social class shapes the beliefs that people hold about their abilities, and that this, in turn, has important implications for how status hierarchies perpetuate. We first hypothesize that compared with individuals with relatively low social class, individuals with relatively high social class are more overconfident. Then, drawing on rese...
Source: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology - May 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Belmi P, Neale MA, Reiff D, Ulfe R Tags: J Pers Soc Psychol Source Type: research

Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Small Business Program.
This article describes the historical context and current state of policies in this arena; it also provides details about mechanisms and approaches used to achieve the goals. PMID: 30906152 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ethnicity and Disease)
Source: Ethnicity and Disease - March 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ethn Dis Source Type: research

The relationship between cottage food laws and business outcomes: A quantitative study of cottage food producers in the United States
This article discusses results from the first comprehensive survey of cottage food producers in the United States. Linear and logistic regression analyses of survey responses from 775 cottage food producers and aspects of state cottage food laws suggest restrictive state laws may hinder entrepreneurship in rural communities. These results suggest policymakers should consider reducing restrictions on the cottage food industry in order to promote small-business creation and growth, especially among women and rural populations. (Source: Food Policy)
Source: Food Policy - February 27, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: research

Advancing Targeted Radionuclide Therapy Through the National Cancer Institutes Small Business Innovation Research Pathway
This article summarizes the NCI SBIR funding solicitations for the development of TRTs and the research proposals funded through them. (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine - January 2, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Zakeri, K., Narayanan, D., Evans, G., Prasanna, P., Buchsbaum, J. C., Vikram, B., Capala, J. Tags: Clinical Source Type: research

Decreasing the Toxicity of Radiation Therapy: Radioprotectors and Radiomitigators Being Developed by the National Cancer Institute Through Small Business Innovation Research Contracts
With the intention of accelerating the translation of radiation-effect modulators, the Radiation Research Program at the National Cancer Institute collaborated with the SBIR Development Center to accelerate clinical translation of radiation-effect modulators. A summary of advances made through this collaboration has been previously described (Prasanna et al. Rad. Res. 2015). Here, we give an update on the SBIR funding for the development of radiation-effect modulators, which has resulted in multiple early phase clinical trials. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - December 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Kaveh Zakeri, Deepa Narayanan, Bhadrasain Vikram, Greg Evans, C. Norman Coleman, Pataje G.S. Prasanna Tags: Biology Contribution Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 15, Pages 2776: Needs and Barriers of Teen Mothers in Rural Eastern Uganda: Stakeholders ’ Perceptions Regarding Maternal/Child Nutrition and Health
IJERPH, Vol. 15, Pages 2776: Needs and Barriers of Teen Mothers in Rural Eastern Uganda: Stakeholders’ Perceptions Regarding Maternal/Child Nutrition and Health International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph15122776 Authors: Josephine Nabugoomu Gloria K Seruwagi Kitty Corbett Edward Kanyesigye Susan Horton Rhona Hanning For adolescent mothers in rural Eastern Uganda, nutrition and health may be compromised by many factors. Identifying individual and environmental needs and barriers at local levels is important to inform community-based interventions. This quali...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Josephine Nabugoomu Gloria K Seruwagi Kitty Corbett Edward Kanyesigye Susan Horton Rhona Hanning Tags: Article Source Type: research