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American J. of Applied Mathematics and Statistics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
American J. of Applied Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
American J. of Biomedical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
American J. of Cancer Prevention     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
American J. of Civil Engineering and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
American J. of Clinical Medicine Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
American J. of Educational Research     Open Access   (Followers: 37)
American J. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
American J. of Energy Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
American J. of Environmental Protection     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
American J. of Epidemiology and Infectious Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
American J. of Food and Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
American J. of Food Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
American J. of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
American J. of Information Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
American J. of Materials Engineering and Technology     Open Access  
American J. of Materials Science and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American J. of Mathematical Analysis     Open Access  
American J. of Mechanical Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American J. of Medical and Biological Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
American J. of Medical Case Reports     Open Access  
American J. of Medical Sciences and Medicine     Open Access  
American J. of Medicine Studies     Open Access  
American J. of Microbiological Research     Open Access  
American J. of Modeling and Optimization     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American J. of Nanomaterials     Open Access  
American J. of Numerical Analysis     Open Access  
American J. of Pharmacological Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American J. of Public Health Research     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
American J. of Rural Development     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American J. of Sensor Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American J. of Sports Science and Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
American J. of Water Resources     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American J. of Zoological Research     Open Access  
Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Automatic Control and Information Sciences     Open Access  
Biomedical Science and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Chemical Engineering and Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Celiac Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Dental Sciences and Research     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Econometrics and Financial Management     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Physics     Open Access  
Intl. Transaction of Electrical and Computer Engineers System     Open Access  
J. of Automation and Control     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
J. of Biomedical Engineering and Technology     Open Access  
J. of Business and Management Sciences     Open Access  
J. of Cancer Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
J. of Computer Networks     Open Access  
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J. of Environment Pollution and Human Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
J. of Finance and Accounting     Open Access  
J. of Finance and Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
J. of Food and Nutrition Research     Open Access   (SJR: 0.344, h-index: 11)
J. of Food Security     Open Access  
J. of Geosciences and Geomatics     Open Access  
J. of Materials Physics and Chemistry     Open Access  
J. of Mathematical Sciences and Applications     Open Access  
J. of Optoelectronics Engineering     Open Access  
J. of Polymer and Biopolymer Physics Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Materials Science and Metallurgy Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Research in Plant Sciences     Open Access  
Research in Psychology and Behavioral Sciences     Open Access  
Sustainable Energy     Open Access  
Turkish J. of Analysis and Number Theory     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Wireless and Mobile Technologies     Open Access  
World J. of Agricultural Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
World J. of Analytical Chemistry     Open Access  
World J. of Chemical Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
World J. of Environmental Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
World J. of Organic Chemistry     Open Access  
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  • University Students' Attitudes towards Genetic Testing: A Comparative

    • Authors: Merav Siani; Orit Ben-Zvi Assaraf
      Pages: 81 - 90
      Abstract: Background: Genetic counseling has become a tool for preventing genetic diseases in western society. It deals with the risk of genetic diseases in families and finds ways to prevent future problems. The public’s decision making regarding genetic counseling is influenced by cognitive, cultural and religious variables. Aim and objectives: To examine the attitudes of undergraduate Israeli students toward genetic issues and learn how these are affected by the field they study, their religious affiliation and their gender. Methods: We gave 490 students a Likert type quantitative questionnaire consisting of several genetic cases, and asked the students to express their attitudes towards each one. Results and conclusion: Of the three factors we assessed, the most influential is the students’ religious affiliation. Religious students, especially those who do not study life sciences (LS), place less trust in genetic tests than secular students (p=0.0001). Students of LS show more critical thinking towards genetic testing than others (p=0.0128). Gender was least influential, showing a mixed trend of influence. The results of this research can serve as a basis for developing culturally sensitive educational programs in genetics.
      PubDate: 2015-04-01
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2015)
  • An Examination of Thinness and Overweight in Children Using W.H.O. BMI
           Categories before and after Intestinal Parasite Intervention

    • Authors: Claris Smith; Renee Owusu-Ansah, William Sorensen
      Pages: 91 - 94
      Abstract: This study is a secondary analysis to identify the effects of as oil transmitted helminth treatment campaign on growth in Guatemalan children, and to identify other factors associated with change in BMI. One thousand children were recruited through schools, pre and post BMI was calculated from height and weight measures with a helminth treatment campaign as the timeframe. BMI was categorized into WHO standard categories, and collapsed into binary risk variables (extreme thin vs. all others, and extreme overweight vs. all others). From this, predictors of BMI change were identified. Older age predicted thinness. Younger age and rural residence predicted overweight. Helminth treatment had no effect on BMI growth. East Guatemalan children progress toward thinness naturally. Caution is urged in using BMI as the sole tool for measuring growth in children.
      PubDate: 2015-04-09
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2015)
  • Аllergies in Families of Moscow (Russia) Newborns: Suspected Cases
           within Three Generations Framework

    • Authors: Мarina Treneva; Alexander Pampura, Daniel Munblit
      Pages: 95 - 99
      Abstract: Background: Allergy prevalence in parents of newborns is an indicator of allergic diseases in children, which is split upon parent’s gender and allergic conditions. Objective: to find out gender patterns within a larger framework of allergies in grandparents, aunts, uncles of newborns in maternal and paternal families. Methods: In 2011 13 visits to the Postnatal Department of Moscow No.1 Maternity Hospital were carried out. All women delivered within the preceding 48 hours were interviewed. Mothers provided us with information on relatives of a newborn in regards to clinical manifestations of food allergies, atopic dermatitis, eczema, urticaria, angioedema, allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, asthma and episodes of drug allergy. Information on 3534 relatives from 393 newborns was collected. Results: The rate of suspected allergic conditions in grandfathers is the same in both maternal and paternal families (4,35% 95%CI 1,99-6,70 and 4,62% 95%CI 2,12-7,12 respectively), but in grandmothers and aunts the rate of suspected allergic incidence is increased in maternal family (11,54% 95%CI 8,58-14,50) over paternal (6,80% 95%CI 4,46-9,14). The cumulative rate of suspected allergies in grandfathers+fathers+uncles (i.e. in male relatives of two preceding the newborns generations) is significantly lower (8,57% 95%CI 7,03-10,11) than in grandmothers+mothers+aunts (i.e. in female relatives of two preceding the newborns generations) (13,28% 95%CI 11,44-15,13) (p < .05). Conclusion: There are clear gender differences with increased prevalence of suspected allergic conditions in female relatives of two preceding the newborn generations compared with male relatives. There is a tendency to increased suspected allergic manifestations among women of maternal relatives in comparison to paternal relatives.
      PubDate: 2015-04-21
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2015)
  • Does Maternal Health Targets is an Obstacle to Millennium Development
           Goals in Rural Pakistan

    • Authors: Muhammad Israr; Dawood Jan, Nafees Ahmad, Muneeb-Ur- Rehman
      Pages: 100 - 105
      Abstract: Different Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) indicators were studied in Mardan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at the grass root level. In Tehsail Mardan three union councils were purposively selected, i.e. Khazana Dheri, Chamtar and Manga as a stratum having a complete rural background. A total of 60 respondents (20 from each village) was selected randomly, due to the time and money limitations. Primary data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics and non parametric tests for obtaining the desired results. Findings revealed that mother’s age significantly not varies while there is a significant association in the numbers of deliveries. The majority having live birth and were not attended by any technical personnel. Children were not immunized against EPI and knowledge of malaria and DM were high and for prevention antimalarial medicines and other materils, healthy diet with less sugar and oil, walk/exercise on a regular basis were used. Prevention of early marriages, providing after marriage, birth consultancy services and immunization of children against different contagious diseases is important.
      PubDate: 2015-04-28
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2015)
  • Challenges Facing the Push and Pull Hybrid System in the Supply of
           Essential Medicines in Gulu, Northern Uganda

    • Authors: Okello Tom Richard; Mshilla Maghanga, Olido Kenneth
      Pages: 106 - 112
      Abstract: Essential medicines are supplied to the public health facilities using the pull and push system. In many countries the decision to use the pull, push or combination of both is a policy decision, but Uganda has used each of the supply system individually in past and currently is using a hybrid despite the rampant out-cry of essential medicines stock out. Challenges facing the hybrid supply system need to be examined to advise policy makers on the how efficient the system supplies medicines. A cross-sectional study was carried out in the public health facilities in Gulu to examine the major challenges affecting the hybrid system of medicines supply. A sample of 131 health workers filled a pretested coded questionnaire as respondents and the data were then entered and analysed using SPSS version 15. Approximately 27.7% (n=131) of the respondents reported that the store management in the hybrid system is unsatisfactory and inadequate. Quality of essential medicines supplied in the hybrid system to the public health facilities is unsatisfactory and inadequate as reported by 46.5% of the respondents. Collaborative linkages with the National Medical Stores (NMS) the mandated supplier of essential medicines in the country, is weak (42.9%) and quantification of essential medicines by health workers under the hybrid system is poor (33.3%). Furthermore support supervision in weak and inadequate under the hybrid system (37.6%); and personnel who dispense essential medicines are inadequate (44.3%). Approximately 30.3% patients have poor access to essential medicines. The current hybrid system is riddled with a number of challenges which requires re-dressed in order improve access and availability of essential medicines to the public.
      PubDate: 2015-05-07
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2015)
  • Analysis of Maternal Mortality Determinants in Gowa District South
           Sulawesi Province, Indonesia

    • Authors: Muh. Ikhtiar; Yadi Yasir
      Pages: 113 - 115
      Abstract: Objective We investigated the risk factors associated with maternal mortality determinants in Gowa District of South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia. Methods A case control retrospective study was carried out to determine the pattern of maternal mortality. Primary data were collected through interviews with a structured questionnaire guidelines. Secondary data obtained through maternal death records, pregnant women cohort registers, medical records and verbal autopsy documents. Findings There were 5 variables evaluated as determinant factors of maternal mortality in this study. The predictors found in this study were: chronic energy insufficiency 37.1% in case group and 5.7% in control group, anemia were found 40.0% in case group and 7.9% in control group respectively, presence of maternal illnesses history were 37,1% and 15,0% in case and control groups, respectively, obstetric complications found in 14,3% in case group and 9,3% in control group. Statistical analysis of high-risk pregnancy was found with OR = 9.750, meaning, women with high risk have almost 10 times having maternal death compared to low risk women. Conclusion High risk of health status has a significant influence on maternal mortality in Gowa District of South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia
      PubDate: 2015-05-07
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2015)
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