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Jan 30, 2019Open    AccessArticle

Knowledge and Rates of Use of Preschool Consultation by the Mothers in the Area of Health Tshitenge/Democratic Republic of Congo

Jean Christophe Bukasa Tshilonda, Augustin Kadiata Bukasa, Zelda Nkongolo Kitenge, Isaac Kalenda Ilunga, Cedrick Ilunga Bimpa, Jean Pierre Kufua Katukumbanyi, Dominique Kapitena Mangola, Astrid Kabanga, Benedicte Bileo, Axel Ngoyi, Therese Kapenga Mitanta, Olivier Ejiba Nyongonyi, Paulin Kabamba Lupueka, Alain Ngoyi Kibambe, Jean Felix Kabangu, Geremie Kazadi, Alexis Ntambwe Mayombo, Andre Kazadi Mukendi
Introduction: The postponement of the preventive activities of the Provincial Division of Health of East Kasai 2016 revealed que le level of attendance of the preschool consultation is decreasing less and less in the Health Area Tshitenge. Thus, this study set the goal of determining the knowledge and use of maternal pre-school counseling in the Health Area Tshitenge. Methods: The survey method was used by means of a questionnary

Jan 25, 2019Open    AccessArticle

Prevalence and Associated Factors of Cephales in a Professional Environment—Case of Teachers of Libreville

Ibrahima Aissata Camara, Maёl Ndao Eteno, Annick Nsounda Mandzela, Nelly Diouf Mbourou, Grass Aurelle Mambila Matsalou, Jennifer Nyangui Mapaga, Pupchen Marilyse Gnigone, Landry Oura, Mounguengui Martine Moubecka, Philomène Kouna
Objective: To determine the prevalence of headaches among Libreville teachers. Introduction: Headaches, commonly referred to as “headaches”, correspond to all the unpleasant sensations felt in the head. It is generally a question of subjective manifestations that only the patient can express. The most common functional sign is pain, which in itself is difficult to measure. Methodology: This is a cross-sectional prospective study w

Jan 22, 2019Open    AccessArticle

A Study to Assess the Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Selected Sustainable Development Goals among Peripheral Health Workers Working in Selected PHCs of Anand District

Priyanka G. Talpada, Siddaram Sarate
The Sustainable Development Goals were framed to address the world’s major development challenges with health and its related areas as the prime focus. In India, considerable progress has been made in the field of basic universal education, gender equality in education, and global economic growth but still there is slow progress in the improvement of health indicators related to mortality, morbidity, and various environmental fact

Jan 18, 2019Open    AccessArticle

Indigenous Traditional Knowledge on Health and Equitable Benefits of Oil Palm (Elaeis spp.)

Medagam Thirupathi Reddy, Motha Kalpana, Natarajan Sivaraj, Venkateswaran Kamala, Someswara Rao Pandravada, Neelam Sunil
Recent international policy resolutions have recognized the importance of indigenous knowledge and potential of native medicinal plants in providing health and equitable benefits to the indigenous communities. Lack of knowledge on available native medicinal plants and their health potential may result in inappropriate health care practices causing ailments and as-sociated problems. Oil palm is among the plants that are widely used

Dec 28, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Post-Stroke Depression at Teaching Hospital Center of Libreville

I. A. Camara, C. M. Coulibaly, N. Diouf Mbourou, P. M. Gnigone, G. A. G. Mambila Matsalou, A. Nsounda Mandzela, L. Oura, J. Nyangui Mapaga, U. D. Kombila, M. M. Moubecka, P. N. Kouna
Introduction: Post-stroke depression occurs in a context of stroke characterized by sadness, loss of interest, feelings of guilt, loss of appetite, a feeling of tiredness, and a lack of concentration. Material and Methods: We conducted a descriptive cross-sectional study from January 1, 2013 to September 30, 2016. For the diagnosis of post-stroke depression, neuropsychological tests (DSM-IV and MADRS) were used. The collection app

Dec 20, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Health Canada’s Wind Turbine Noise and Health Study—A Review Exploring Research Challenges, Methods, Limitations and Uncertainties of Some of the Findings

Carmen M. Krogh, Anne Dumbrille, Robert Y. McMurtry, Richard James, Robert W. Rand, Michael A. Nissenbaum, Jeffery J. Aramini, Stephen E. Ambrose
Background: Risk of harm associated with wind turbines is debated globally. Some people living or working in proximity to wind turbines report adverse health effects such as sleep disturbance, noise annoyance, and diminished quality of life. Due to public concern, Health Canada announced its wind turbine noise and health study which included subjective and objective measurements. Findings were published between 2014 and 2016. In 2018, Health Canada published clarifications regarding the design a...

Nov 01, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Impact of Eating Habits and Lifestyle on the Oral Health Status of a Casablanca’s Academic Population

Houriya Mestaghanmi, Ali Labriji, Imane M’Touguy, Fatima Zahra Kehailou, Said Idhammou, Nabil Kobb, Fatema Zahra Mahfoud, Ahmadaye Ibrahim Khalil, Souad El Amrani
Introduction: Bad eating habits can have serious impact on oral health. Objec-tives: To study the impact of eating habits and dental hygiene practices on the dental status of students. Methods: Cross-sectional study of 400 students aged 17 and more, from the Ben M’Sik Sciences Faculty. A questionnaire on the so-cio-economic level of the parents, the eating habits, the means of hygiene and the oral health status has been filled in

Oct 11, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Users’ Views on the Online Appointment System and Services Rendered at the Health Centre of the University of Technology, Jamaica

Cynthia Onyefulu, Marlene Pottinger Gyles, Leslie Meade
The online appointment system at the university health centre was intro-duced by the University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica management in 2014. The purpose of this study was to determine the users’ views of the online appointment system, as well as their views about the services offered at the university health centre. To achieve this purpose, a descriptive research design was used to answer three research questions. The con-ve

Sep 28, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Evaluating Factors Associated with the Use of Aphrodisiacs among Adult Male Residents in Ashaiman Municipality, Ghana

Stephen Manortey, Portia Afi Mensah, Gideon Kwarteng Acheampong
Background: There is limited scientific evidence supporting the efficacy of aphrodisiacs and more worrying is the fact that potential adverse health effects could result from the abuse of aphrodisiacs. Despite the safety concerns raised by the FDA on the abuse of unregistered sex enhancing products, the patronage remains high amidst debilitating side effects. We explore the factors influencing the use of aphrodisiacs while assessi

Aug 27, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Investigating Multiple Devices Used in the Hotel Reservation Process

Chieh-Heng Ko
With the growing ownership of multiple technology devices, and the contribution of mobile travel bookings to the overall travel market, it is critical to investigate the hotel searching and booking process for different device users. This research investigates four categories of device users via a survey with 383 respondents, in the context of search behaviour and information sources used. The results reveal that search engin