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A Smart Home Energy Management System Using Two-Stage Non-Intrusive Appliance Load Monitoring over Fog-Cloud Analytics Based on Tridium's Niagara Framework for Residential Demand-Side Management.

Sensors (Basel) 2021 Apr 20;21(8). Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Graduate Institute of Automation Technology, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei 106344, Taiwan.

Electricity is a vital resource for various human activities, supporting customers' lifestyles in today's modern technologically driven society. Effective demand-side management (DSM) can alleviate ever-increasing electricity demands that arise from customers in downstream sectors of a smart grid. Compared with the traditional means of energy management systems, non-intrusive appliance load monitoring (NIALM) monitors relevant electrical appliances in a non-intrusive manner. Read More

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Indoor and outdoor radionuclide distribution in houses after the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident.

J Environ Radioact 2021 Jun 8;232:106572. Epub 2021 Mar 8.

Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 45-169 Sukakeba, Kaibana, Haramachi-ku, Minamisoma City, Fukushima, 9750036, Japan.

An enormous amount of radionuclides was released into the atmosphere following the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident, with part of it penetrating houses. Information on radionuclide distribution inside and outside houses is useful for indoor external dose assessments. To investigate the radionuclide distribution, we collected both soil samples around the target houses and house material samples (i. Read More

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Rodent control to fight plague: field assessment of methods based on rat density reduction.

Integr Zool 2021 Mar 11. Epub 2021 Mar 11.

Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Plague Unit, Antananarivo, Madagascar.

Rodents represent a serious threat to food security and public health. The extent to which rodent control can mitigate the risk from rodent-borne disease depends on both the effectiveness of control in reducing rodent abundance and the impact on disease epidemiology. Focusing on a plague-endemic region of Madagascar, this study compared the effectiveness of 3 methods: live-traps, snap-traps, and rodenticides. Read More

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Variations and similarities in structural, chemical, and elemental properties on the ashes derived from the coal due to their combustion in open and controlled manner.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2021 Feb 24. Epub 2021 Feb 24.

Institute of Environment and Development Studies, Bundelkhand University, Kanpur Road, Jhansi, 284128, India.

Coal fly ash (CFA) and coal-based incense sticks ash (ISA) have several similarities and differences due to the presence of coal as a common component in both of them. CFA are produced from the combustion of pulverized coal during electricity production in the thermal power plants while ISA are produced from the burning of incense sticks at religious places and at houses. A typical black colored Indian, incense sticks are mainly are comprised of coal powder or potassium nitrate, wood chip, fragrance, binder or binding agent, and bamboo sticks. Read More

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February 2021

Predicting the rental value of houses in household surveys in Tanzania, Uganda and Malawi: Evaluations of hedonic pricing and machine learning approaches.

PLoS One 2021 11;16(2):e0244953. Epub 2021 Feb 11.

Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, United State of America.

Housing value is a major component of the aggregate expenditure used in the analyses of welfare status of households in the development economics literature. Therefore, an accurate estimation of housing services is important to obtain the value of housing in household surveys. Data show that a significant proportion of households in a typical Living Standard Measurement Survey (LSMS), adopted by the Word Bank and others, are self-owned. Read More

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February 2021

Disciplined into good conduct: Gender constructions of users in a municipal psychiatric context in Sweden.

J Clin Nurs 2021 Jan 18. Epub 2021 Jan 18.

Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Nursing Sciences, Mid-Sweden University SE-Sundsvall, Sundsvall, Sweden.

Aims And Objectives: To examine how gendered discursive norms and notions of masculinity and femininity were (re)produced in professional conversations about users of long-term municipality psychiatric care. Focus is on the staff's use of language in relation to gender constructions.

Background: Psychiatric care in Sweden has undergone tremendous changes in recent decades from custodian care in large hospitals to a care mainly located in a municipal context. Read More

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January 2021

[Christmas with Charles Dickens - The Man of Letters as Syndrome-Spotter and Good Moralist].

Dtsch Med Wochenschr 2020 12 16;145(25):1833-1839. Epub 2020 Dec 16.

Charles Dickens, as a writer, was also a great master of patient observation. He described more than 40 syndromes, some of which were named after characters and titles of his literary works. Within these he often referred to the connection between illness, poverty and social misery. Read More

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December 2020

Technical note: A report on the Forensic Anthropology Database for Assessing Methods Accuracy.

Am J Phys Anthropol 2021 01 3;174(1):149-150. Epub 2020 Nov 3.

Department of Anthropology 109 Davenport Hall, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 607 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL, 61801, USA.

We report on the functionality, available support, and research capability of the Forensic Anthropology Database for Assessing Methods Accuracy (FADAMA; DOJ DUBX0213). FADAMA is an online repository for case data from identified forensic skeletal cases. The goal of FADAMA is to address the lack of adequate measures for assessing accuracy and reliability of forensic anthropology methods. Read More

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January 2021

Using virtual agents to increase physical activity in young children with the virtual fitness buddy ecosystem: Study protocol for a cluster randomized trial.

Contemp Clin Trials 2020 12 20;99:106181. Epub 2020 Oct 20.

Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication, University of Georgia, United States.

Background: Designing and implementing a truly self-determined physical activity (PA) intervention has required excessive amounts of labor and expenses that, until recently, have made it prohibitively costly to implement in the field at scale.

Methods: Guided by self-determination theory, and harnessing the power of consumer-grade interactive technologies, we developed the Virtual Fitness Buddy (VFB) Ecosystem. Designed to foster intrinsic motivation toward adopting PA as a lifestyle change in 6-10-year-old children, the Ecosystem features a mixed-reality kiosk which houses a personalized virtual pet for each user. Read More

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December 2020

The International Neuromodulation Registry: An Informatics Framework Supporting Cohort Discovery and Analysis.

Front Neuroinform 2020 18;14:36. Epub 2020 Sep 18.

Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States.

Background: Neuromodulation therapies, such as deep brain stimulation (DBS), spinal cord stimulation (SCS), responsive neurostimulation (RNS), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct stimulation (tDCS), and vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) are used to treat neurological and psychiatric conditions for patients who have failed to benefit from other treatment approaches. Although generally effective, seemingly similar cases often have very different levels of effectiveness. While there is ongoing interest in developing predictors, it can be difficult to aggregate the necessary data from limited cohorts of patients at individual treatment centers. Read More

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September 2020

Estimated internal exposure doses due to indoor radiocaesium contamination in residential houses after the Fukushima nuclear accident.

Sci Rep 2020 10 14;10(1):17212. Epub 2020 Oct 14.

Research Institute of Science for Safety and Sustainability (RISS), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 16-1 Onogawa, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8569, Japan.

This work first reports the estimation of the internal exposure from ingestion of house dust and inhalation of aerosol, by employing a measured data on Cs activities, bioaccessibility (solubility to water and 1 M HCl), and particle size distribution. The house dust and aerosol samples were collected during the actual indoor cleaning by vacuuming and dusting, from 65 houses and buildings in proximity to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (FDNPP) (1.6-16. Read More

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October 2020

Is the legal framework by itself enough for successful WHO code implementation? A case study from Ethiopia.

Matern Child Nutr 2021 01 25;17(1):e13059. Epub 2020 Aug 25.

Nutrition Section, UNICEF Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Since 2016, Ethiopia has passed several proclamations and directives to regulate the promotion of commercial breastmilk substitute (BMS). Ethiopia's market potential will undoubtedly be the gravitating point for international infant formula companies due to growing urbanization, purchasing power, population, and the relatively low use of BMS to-date. The aim of this review is to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the existing laws, standards, and monitoring documents used to regulate the marketing of BMSs in Ethiopia and make future recommendations. Read More

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January 2021

Kinetics and mechanistic analysis of particles decontamination from abattoir wastewater (ABW) using novel Fish Bone Chito-protein (FBC).

Heliyon 2020 Aug 12;6(8):e04468. Epub 2020 Aug 12.

Department of Chemical Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria.

Wastewater from slaughter houses (abattoirs) has been a problem in Nigeria. It is complex and difficult to treat. The potentials of novel Fish Bone Chito-protein (FBC) successfully extracted through de-proteinization of Fish Bone Flour (FBF) were explored for the reduction of particle load in abattoir wastewater. Read More

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Correlation of Blood Oxidative Stress Parameters to Indoor Radiofrequency Radiation: A Cross Sectional Study in Jordan.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2020 06 29;17(13). Epub 2020 Jun 29.

Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Yarmouk University, Shafiq Irshidat st Irbid 21163, Jordan.

: Electromagnetic pollution is a general health concern worldwide, as cell phone towers are ubiquitous and are located adjacent to or on the roof of schools, and hospitals. However, the health risks are still inconclusive. This cross-sectional study evaluated the potential effect of electromagnetic radiation generated from various resources including cell phone towers on blood glutathione S transferase activity (e-GST) and total antioxidant activity of the Jordanian population. Read More

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Things That Go Bump in the Literature: An Environmental Appraisal of "Haunted Houses".

Front Psychol 2020 12;11:1328. Epub 2020 Jun 12.

Laboratory for Statistics and Computation, ISLA-Instituto Politécnico de Gestão e Tecnologia, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.

This paper contains a narrative overview of the past 20-years of environmental research on anomalous experiences attributed to "haunted house." This exercise served as a much-needed update to an anthology of noteworthy overviews on ghosts, haunts, and poltergeists (Houran and Lange, 2001b). We also considered whether new studies had incorporated certain recommendations made in this anthology. Read More

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Po concentration in different size fractions of aerosol likely contribution from industrial sources.

J Environ Radioact 2020 Oct 13;222:106323. Epub 2020 Jun 13.

Department of Geology, Wayne State University, Detriot, MI, USA.

Po, being a highly radiotoxic isotope, could contribute to significant inhalation dose to humans. This study establishes the first set of atmospheric Po data in aerosol samples collected across Kuwait. The primary focus of this study is to investigate spatio-temporal variability of atmospheric Po and assess its sources, including anthropogenic contributions. Read More

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October 2020

von Willebrand factor D and EGF domains is an evolutionarily conserved and required feature of blastemas capable of multitissue appendage regeneration.

Evol Dev 2020 07 12;22(4):297-311. Epub 2020 Mar 12.

Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Regenerative ability varies tremendously across species. A common feature of regeneration of appendages such as limbs, fins, antlers, and tails is the formation of a blastema-a transient structure that houses a pool of progenitor cells that can regenerate the missing tissue. We have identified the expression of von Willebrand factor D and EGF domains (vwde) as a common feature of blastemas capable of regenerating limbs and fins in a variety of highly regenerative species, including axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum), lungfish (Lepidosiren paradoxa), and Polpyterus (Polypterus senegalus). Read More

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Shipping emission inventories in China's Bohai Bay, Yangtze River Delta, and Pearl River Delta in 2018.

Mar Pollut Bull 2020 Feb 29;151:110882. Epub 2020 Jan 29.

College of Transport and Communications, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai 201306, China. Electronic address:

Pollutant emissions from ships could increase with expanding international trade and shipping fleet size, posing a severe but often overlooked threat to public health. China houses the three biggest port clusters in the world: the Bohai Bay (BB), the Yangtze River Delta (YRD), and the Pearl River Delta (PRD) and must combat pollutant emissions. This study examines the emissions of key pollutants (i. Read More

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February 2020

Assessment Model of Radiation Doses from External Exposure to the Public after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident.

Health Phys 2020 06;118(6):664-677

Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Naka-gun, Tokai-mura, Japan.

Radiation exposure is one of most important factors to manage following a nuclear emergency. Actual measurement is the best way to obtain information concerning the dose received by the people in terms of accuracy and reliability. However, in practice, it is difficult to collect measurements from all people affected by nuclear accidents over the whole period of exposure from past to future. Read More

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Systematic review on HIV situation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Authors:
Melaku Adal

BMC Public Health 2019 Nov 21;19(1):1544. Epub 2019 Nov 21.

Microbial, Cellular and Molecular Biology Department, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Background: HIV prevalence in the Addis Ababa is still higher in key and priority populations. Therefore, this systematic review was carried out aiming in determining the prevalence of HIV and predisposing risk factors, identification of hotspot areas, key and priority populations, availability and utilization of services, and challenges and gaps to be addressed for prevention and control of HIV epidemic in Addis Ababa.

Methods: The documents relevant to address the objectives were collected from online databases Google scholar and PubMed for published works. Read More

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November 2019

Hardware Mechanism for Energy Saving in WiFi Access Points.

Sensors (Basel) 2019 Nov 1;19(21). Epub 2019 Nov 1.

Faculty of Communication, Espíritu Santo University, Guayaquil 090150, Ecuador.

Wireless fidelity (WiFi) networks are deployed in several varied environments all around the World. Usually, the wireless fidelity access points are always on in houses and other small companies. In buildings of large companies and public organizations and in university campuses the number of access points is elevated; they are powered using power over the ethernet and are always on. Read More

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November 2019

Contrasting indoor and ambient particulate matter concentrations and thermal comfort in coal and non-coal burning households at South Africa Highveld.

Sci Total Environ 2020 Jan 10;699:134403. Epub 2019 Sep 10.

Eskom, Air Quality, Climate Change, and Ecosystem Management Research, Research Testing, and Development, Cleveland, 2022, South Africa.

One of the key challenges noted in the sustainable development goals for good health and wellbeing (SDGs 3) is both ambient and household air pollution. Household solid fuel combustion represents one of the biggest threat to human health in South Africa. This study helps to understand the impact of solid fuel burning in an indoor and ambient environment. Read More

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January 2020

Evaluation of meaning of life and self-care agency in nursing care given to chronic obstructive pulmonary patients according to health promotion model.

Appl Nurs Res 2020 02 23;51:151208. Epub 2019 Oct 23.

Inönü University, Faculty of Nursing, Malatya, Turkey. Electronic address:

The study was conducted to evaluate the meaning of life and self-care agency in nursing care given to chronic obstructive pulmonary patients according to the health promotion model. The sample of the study was determined by power analysis and 40 COPD patients were assigned to each group by simple random sampling method. Descriptive Information Form, Life Attitude Profile and Self-care Agency Scale were used to obtain the data. Read More

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February 2020

Cloud-based services for electronic civil registration and vital statistics systems.

J Health Popul Nutr 2019 10 18;38(Suppl 1):24. Epub 2019 Oct 18.

World Bank Group, 1818 H Street NW, Washington DC, 20433, USA.

This paper examines the hosting options for electronic civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems, particularly the use of data centers versus cloud-based solutions. A data center is a facility that houses computer systems and associated hardware and software components, such as network and storage systems, power supplies, environment controls, and security devices. An alternative to using a data center is cloud-based hosting, which is a virtual data center hosted by a public cloud provider. Read More

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October 2019

Estimation of the radiation dose via indoor dust in the Ibaraki and Chiba prefectures, 150-200 km south from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

Chemosphere 2019 Dec 5;236:124778. Epub 2019 Sep 5.

National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Japan, 16-2 Onogawa, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8506, Japan.

The radiation dose effects due to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP) accident are of public concern. Although indoor dust is an important exposure route for some hazardous chemicals, the radiation exposure dose from the radioactive caesium (Cs) in it has not been well investigated. Hence, in this study, we measured the radioactive Cs in the indoor dust of private houses in order to estimate the resulting human exposure. Read More

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December 2019

Low-Cost Radon Detector with Low-Voltage Air-Ionization Chamber.

Sensors (Basel) 2019 Aug 28;19(17). Epub 2019 Aug 28.

Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Hradec Králové, Rokitanského 62, 500 03 Hradec Králové, Czech Republic.

This paper describes the design of a low-cost radon detector that can easily be fabricated in large quantities for the purposes of earthquake prediction. The described detector can also be used for monitoring radon levels in houses because high radon levels pose a great health risk. A very simple air-ionization chamber for alpha particles was used, considering the experimental results. Read More

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Enhanced Subcellular Trafficking of Resveratrol Using Mitochondriotropic Liposomes in Cancer Cells.

Pharmaceutics 2019 Aug 20;11(8). Epub 2019 Aug 20.

College of Pharmacy and Gachon Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Gachon University, Incheon 21936, Korea.

Mitochondria are membrane-enclosed organelles present in most eukaryotic cells, described as "power houses of the cell". The mitochondria can be a target for inducing cancer cell death and for developing strategies to bypass multi drug resistance (MDR) mechanisms. 4-Carboxybutyl triphenylphosphonium bromide-polyethylene glycol-distearoylphosphatidylethanolamine (TPP-DSPE-PEG) and dequalinium-polyethylene glycol-distearoylphosphatidylethanolamine (DQA-DSPE-PEG) were synthesized as mitochondriotropic molecules. Read More

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HUE: The hourly usage of energy dataset for buildings in British Columbia.

Authors:
Stephen Makonin

Data Brief 2019 Apr 15;23:103744. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University, Canada.

Having access to long-term consumption data from multiple houses help research simulate and test systems for microgrid, off-grid communities, and alternative energy production. The HUE dataset contains donated data from residential customers of BCHydro, a provincial power utility. There are currently twenty-two houses contain within the dataset with most houses having three years of consumption history. Read More

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INVESTIGATION OF EXTERNAL RADIATION DOSES DURING RESIDENTS' TEMPORAL STAY TO NAMIE TOWN, FUKUSHIMA PREFECTURE.

Radiat Prot Dosimetry 2019 Oct;184(3-4):514-517

Hirosaki University Graduate School of Health Sciences, Hirosaki, Japan.

Namie Town in Fukushima Prefecture, the majority of which was an evacuation area as a result of the effects of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident, carried out a 'temporal stay' in September 2016 so that residents could check their houses. Therefore, in cooperation with the town authorities, the authors distributed personal dosemeters and behaviour record forms to record the personal dose equivalent rate and investigate the relationship between residents' external radiation dose and their behaviour. When the personal dose equivalent rate was calculated from the measured personal dose equivalent per hour, the median was 0. Read More

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October 2019