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Neonatal per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance exposure in relation to retinoblastoma

Description: Article describes how neonatal per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance exposure can disrupt hormonal homeostasis and induce neuro- and immunotoxicity in children. In this exploratory study, we investigated associations between PFAS levels in neonatal dried blood spots and retinoblastoma risk.
Date: October 31, 2023
Creator: Chen, Yixin; Paul, Kimberly C.; Walker, Douglas I.; Jones, Dean P.; Wang, Xuexia; Ritz, Beate R. et al.
Partner: UNT College of Health and Public Service
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Preeclampsia, antihypertensive medication use in pregnancy and risk of childhood cancer in offspring

Description: Article states that preeclampsia is a serious pregnancy complication that presents a significant risk to both the mother and the fetus. The authors examined the association between preeclampsia, antihypertensive medications, and childhood cancer in offspring.
Date: August 3, 2023
Creator: Askins, Lexie; Orimoloye, Helen T.; Deng, Chuanjie; Hansen, Johnni; Olsen, Jorn; Ritz, Beate et al.
Partner: UNT College of Health and Public Service
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Resident satisfaction indicators in long term care settings in the United States: A scoping review

Description: Article describes how, due to an increasingly aging population and long-term care available, the number of older adults seeking long-term care facilities is growing. According to the authors, the aim of this study is to summarize the evidence on the types of resident satisfaction indicators utilized in long term care settings in the United States.
Date: September 20, 2023
Creator: Li, Xiaoli; Mpofu, Elias; Collins, Sandra; Yin, Cheng & Shaw, Thomas
Partner: UNT College of Health and Public Service
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Heritage as businesses: COVID-19 disruptions to Texas museum, heritage sites, parks, and protected places, and their responses to evolving guidance

Description: Article describes how the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted business services across all industries. In this study, the authors examine the impact during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic on Texas museums, heritage sites, parks, and protected places with a focus on the evolving, and often conflicting, government policies.
Date: November 27, 2023
Creator: Lavy, Brendan L.; Zavar, Elyse & Tamima, Salvesila
Partner: UNT College of Health and Public Service
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Hyperemesis gravidarum and the risk of childhood cancer- A case-control study in Denmark

Description: Article describes how only a few studies have reported on the association between hyperemesis gravidarum and the risk of childhood cancer. The authors examined possible associations in this population-based study in Denmark.
Date: October 23, 2023
Creator: Orimoloye, Helen T.; Deng, Chuanjie; Hansen, Johnni; Olsen, Jorn; Saechao, Chai; Ritz, Beate et al.
Partner: UNT College of Health and Public Service
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Prevalence and factors associated with diagnosed diabetes mellitus among Asian Indian adults in the United States

Description: Article describes how a higher prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) has been documented among South Asians living in the United States. However, combining the south Asian subgroups into one category makes the heterogeneity in the diagnosed DM, after controlling for known protective and risk factors. The authors assessed the association of Asian Indian ethnicity to diagnosed DM using a nationally representative sample of 1,986 Asian Indian adults in the US compared to 109,072 Non-Hispanic Whites… more
Date: February 2, 2023
Creator: Misra, Ranjita; Madhavan, Suresh S.; Dhumal, Trupti & Sambamoorthi, Usha
Partner: UNT College of Health and Public Service
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Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and pregnancy complications and birth outcomes: A population-based cohort study in Denmark

Description: Article describes how alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) is related to developing lung and liver disease, but no large-scale studies examine its association with birth outcomes. The authors investigated the risk of pregnancy complications and adverse birth outcomes in mothers and children with AATD.
Date: January 2, 2024
Creator: Orimoloye, Helen T.; He, Di; Li, Tong; Janzen, Carla; Barjaktarevic, Igor; Wang, Xuexia et al.
Partner: UNT College of Health and Public Service
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Big Men, Small Boys; A Power Dimension Perspective of Farmers–Herdsmen Conflict in Ghana

Description: Article discusses how the Peace Council of Ghana ranks farmer–herder conflicts among the country's three most significant threats to peace. The literature the authors cite emphasizes natural factors contributing to farmer–herder conflicts, namely, climate change which results in environmental degradation and consequently leads to droughts, and food insecurity.
Date: September 26, 2022
Creator: Kyei-Poakwah, Kwadwo; Owusu-Mensah, Isaac; Adu, Edmund Poku & Ateng, Mathias Awonnatey
Partner: UNT College of Health and Public Service
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Navigating Privacy and Data Safety: The Implications of Increased Online Activity among Older Adults Post-COVID-19 Induced Isolation

Description: Article asserts that the COVID-19 pandemic spurred older adults to use information and communication technology (ICT) for maintaining connections and engagement during social distancing. This paper highlights the gap in the literature regarding the increased privacy and data security risks for older adults adopting technology due to isolation during the pandemic.
Date: June 17, 2023
Creator: Alagood, John; Prybutok, Gayle & Prybutok, Victor R.
Partner: UNT College of Health and Public Service
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Maternal migraine and risk of pediatric cancers

Description: Article describes how maternal migraine has been linked to adverse birth outcomes including low birth weight and preterm birth, as well as congenital anomalies in offspring. Authors used logistic regression to estimate the risk of childhood cancers associated with maternal migraine.
Date: April 26, 2023
Creator: Orimoloye, Helen T.; Heck, Julia E.; Andrews, Charles G.; Saechao, Chai; He, Di; Federman, Noah et al.
Partner: UNT College of Health and Public Service
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Association between medically diagnosed postnatal infection and childhood cancers: A matched case-control study in Denmark, 1978 to 2016

Description: Article describes how, although the association between infection and childhood cancer has been long investigated, there is limited information on rarer cancers. This article aimed to explore the association between postnatal infection and childhood cancers in the Danish population.
Date: May 27, 2023
Creator: Sirirungreung, Anupong; Hansen, Johnni; Ritz, Beate & Heck, Julia E.
Partner: UNT College of Health and Public Service
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Recovering the urban forest: The role of trees, tree culture, and place attachment before and after Hurricane Harvey

Description: Article asserts that trees can be powerful symbols that contribute to the production and consumption of places. Drawing from multiple sources and participant observations from repeated site visits, the authors analyzed references to Rockport-Fulton’s trees in news media, organizational communications, and public exhibits before and after Harvey to understand the area’s tree culture and its associated discourses.
Date: April 18, 2023
Creator: Lavy, Brendan L. & Zavar, Elyse
Partner: UNT College of Health and Public Service
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Subjective Functional Difficulties and Subjective Cognitive Decline in Older-Age Adults: Moderation by Age Cohorts and Mediation by Mentally Unhealthy Days

Description: Article discusses how, despite the expected positive association between subjective functional difficulties (SFD) and subjective cognitive decline (SCD), their mediation by mentally unhealthy days (MUDs) is under-studied. This study examined the mediation effect of MUDs on the association between SFD and SCD by age cohorts’ moderation among older adults.
Date: January 16, 2023
Creator: Komalasari, Renata; Mpofu, Elias; Prybutok, Gayle & Ingman, Stanley R.
Partner: UNT College of Health and Public Service
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Framing of COVID-19 in Newspapers: A Perspective from the US-Mexico Border

Description: Article discusses the degree to which the media report a health emergency and how it affects the seriousness with which the people respond to combat the health crisis. After collecting relevant news articles, we used sentiment analysis, rapid automatic keyword extraction (RAKE), and co-occurrence network analysis to examine the main themes and sentiments of COVID-19 news articles.
Date: November 24, 2022
Creator: Afrin, Rifat; Harun, Ahasan; Prybutok, Gayle & Prybutok, Victor R.
Partner: UNT College of Health and Public Service
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Migrant and refugee youth perspectives on sexual and reproductive health and rights in Australia: a systematic review

Description: Article discusses how migrant and refugee youth (MRY) in Australia face specific experiences that inform their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). This review examines the understandings and perspectives of MRY.
Date: December 2, 2022
Creator: Napier-Raman, Sharanya; Hossain, Syeda Zakia; Lee, Mi-Joung; Mpofu, Elias; Liamputtong, Pranee & Dune, Tinashe
Partner: UNT College of Health and Public Service
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Maternal anemia and childhood cancer: a population-based case-control study in Denmark

Description: Article asserts that anemia in pregnancy is a common condition, especially in low-income countries, but a possible association between maternal anemia and childhood cancer has not been widely studied. In a separate analysis within the years available (births 1995–2014), the authors examined cancer risks among mothers taking prescribed vitamin supplements, using data from the National Prescription Register.
Date: November 23, 2022
Creator: Qureshi, Naveen; Orimoloye, Helen; Hansen, Johnni; Saechao, Chai; Olsen, Jorn; Federman, Noah et al.
Partner: UNT College of Health and Public Service
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Maternal diabetes and childhood cancer risks in offspring: two population-based studies

Description: Article studies the effect of maternal diabetes on childhood cancer has not been widely studied. Their results suggest that maternal diabetes is an important risk factor for certain types of childhood cancers, emphasizing the need for effective interventions targeting maternal diabetes to prevent serious health effects in offspring.
Date: September 10, 2022
Creator: Huang, Xiwen; Hansen, Johnni; Lee, Pei-Chen; Wu, Chia-Kai; Federman, Noah; Arah, Onyebuchi A. et al.
Partner: UNT College of Health and Public Service
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Remote Work Support Needs of Employees with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Poland: Perspectives of Individuals with Autism and Their Coworkers

Description: Article aims to propose ways to assess workplace digital adaptation needs for individuals with autism and a framework for communicating these needs to employers. In this study, participants responded to semi-structured interview questions identifying advantages and risk factors associated with remote work for this specific group of employees.
Date: September 2, 2022
Creator: Tomczak, Michał T.; Mpofu, Elias & Hutson, Nathan
Partner: UNT College of Health and Public Service
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Associations between volunteering and cognitive impairment: The moderating role of race/ethnicity

Description: Article describes how although volunteering has been shown to benefit cognitive health, there is a paucity of evidence on informal volunteering and subjective measures of cognitive impairment. The author's study aimed to examine the associations of both formal and informal volunteering with older adults' objective and subjective cognition and explore the moderating role of race/ethnicity in such associations.
Date: May 22, 2022
Creator: Wang, Yi; Wong, Roger; Amano, Takashi & Shen, Huei-Wern
Partner: UNT College of Health and Public Service
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Cultural and Social Factors in Care Delivery Among African American Caregivers of Persons With Dementia: A Scoping Review

Description: Article asserts that cultural and social factors significantly influence the care provided to persons with dementia. This scoping review aimed to map emerging evidence on the influence of cultural and social factors on care delivery among Africa American caregivers of persons with dementia, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: January 25, 2022
Creator: Imoh, Udoh Idorenyin & Charity, Tinofirei
Partner: UNT College of Health and Public Service
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State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR) Usage Among Emergency Managers in Texas

Description: Paper investigating current and potential uses for the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR) data to better assist people with disabilities. STEAR is a state-run database designed to assist emergency managers working for city and county governments to prepare for the needs of citizens with disabilities or transportation needs. Disability or special needs registries similar to STEAR have been widely promoted within emergency management as an improvement for inclusive planning and … more
Date: July 2023
Creator: Goodwin, Crystal & Schumann, Ronald L., III
Partner: UNT College of Health and Public Service
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Fueling Resilience: A risk-based comparison of post-fire programs and recovery outcomes in Northern California

Description: Data management plan for the grant, "Fueling Resilience: A risk-based comparison of post-fire programs and recovery outcomes in Northern California." This study investigates post-wildfire recovery programs and outcomes in two neighboring, but vastly different counties in Northern California (Lake and Sonoma counties), which have experienced wildfire losses nearly every year since 2015. Working with community leaders and local governments, this study 1) documents the method, timing, and spatial … more
Date: 2022-12-15/2025-09-02
Creator: Schumann, Ronald L., III
Partner: UNT College of Health and Public Service
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