1. Systematic Review of Dietary Interventions Targeting Sleep Behavior.

    Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine 22(5):349 (2016) PMID 27064186

    Nearly 9 million Americans use prescription sleep aids to induce or maintain sleep; however, the long-term effects of these medications are unknown. Considering the number of individuals reporting insufficient sleep, nonpharmacologic methods for improving sleep are needed. A systematic review of...
  2. Effectiveness of a school-based nutrition and food safety education program among primary and junior high school students in Chongqing, China.

    Global Health Promotion 23(1):37 (2016) PMID 25280547

    Health behavioral patterns, especially eating patterns, established in childhood often carry over into adulthood, and some of the unhealthy ones are later associated with adult morbidity and mortality. Recently, a few nutrition and food safety education programs have been implemented in primary ...
  3. One-Year Efficacy Testing of Enabling Mothers to Prevent Pediatric Obesity Through Web-Based Education and Reciprocal Determinism (EMPOWER) Randomized Control Trial.

    Health Education & Behavior 43(1):94 (2016) PMID 26272782

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the Enabling Mothers to Prevent Pediatric Obesity through Web-Based Education and Reciprocal Determinism (EMPOWER) intervention at 1-year, postintervention follow-up. A mixed between-within subjects design was used to evaluate the trial. ...
  4. Exploring Health Literacy in Medical University Students of Chongqing, China: A Cross-Sectional Study.

    PLoS ONE 11(4):e0152547 (2016) PMID 27050169 PMCID PMC4822854

    Health literacy is important in public health and healthcare, particularly in effective communication between patients and health professionals. Although most medical students will eventually work as health professionals after graduation, research on health literacy of medical students is scarce...
  5. Ultra-mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy: A minimally-invasive option for percutaneous stone removal.

    Indian Journal of Urology 32(2):132 (2016) PMID 27127356 PMCID PMC4831502

    Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) has witnessed rapid advancements, the latest being ultra-mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy (UMP), which makes the use of 11-13F sheaths as compared to 24-30F sizes used in conventional PCNL. This miniaturization aims to reduce morbidity and improve patient out...
  6. Left lobe hypoplasia of thyroid with right lobe ectopia: Radionuclide thyroid scan and ultrasonographic correlation.

    Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine 31(3):248 (2016) PMID 27385907 PMCID PMC4918500

  7. Knowledge, Attitude, and Behaviors Related to Eating Out among University Students in China.

    International Journal of Environmental Research... 13(7) (2016) PMID 27420075 PMCID PMC4962237

    In many countries the frequency of eating out has steadily increased over the last few decades, and this behavioris often associated with unhealthy dietary patterns. This study aimed to describe the levels of knowledge, attitude, and behaviors (KAB) related to eating out among university student...
  8. Testing multi-theory model (MTM) in predicting initiation and sustenance of physical activity behavior among college students.

    Health Promotion Perspectives 6(2):58 (2016) PMID 27386419 PMCID PMC4932223

    Most college students do not adequately participate in enough physical activity (PA) to attain health benefits. A theory-based approach is critical in developing effective interventions to promote PA. The purpose of this study was to examine the utility of the newly proposed multi-theory model (...
  9. Smoking attitudes between smokers and non-smoker secondary school students in three geographic areas of China: a cross-sectional survey based on social cognitive theory

    The Lancet 386:S78 (2015)

    Background According to a 2014 China youth tobacco report, nearly 7% of junior secondary school students are using tobacco products and 30% of junior secondary school boys have tried tobacco products. The attitudes of secondary school students to smoking give insight into the...
  10. Contemporary Use of Ticagrelor in Interventional Practice (from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Cardiovascular Consortium).

    The American Journal of Cardiology 115(11):1502 (2015) PMID 25846767

    Ticagrelor has greater antiplatelet activity than clopidogrel and is approved for use in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). There are limited data on use of ticagrelor in real-world practice. We assessed ticagrelor use in 64,600 patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention...
  11. Mindfulness-based stress reduction for healthy individuals: A meta-analysis.

    Journal of Psychosomatic Research 78(6):519 (2015) PMID 25818837

    An increasing number of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) studies are being conducted with nonclinical populations, but very little is known about their effectiveness. To evaluate the efficacy, mechanisms of actions, and moderators of MBSR for nonclinical populations. A systematic review...
  12. Yoga interventions in pregnancy: a qualitative review.

    Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine 21(4):208 (2015) PMID 25710094

    Every second 4.3 births occur in the world, signifying the magnitude and importance of pregnancy. This study looked at yoga interventions done from 2008 to December 2013 and examined whether yoga can be an efficacious approach for influencing maternal and birth outcomes in pregnancy. A systemati...
  13. Tai chi as an alternative and complimentary therapy for anxiety: a systematic review.

    Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alter... 20(2):143 (2015) PMID 25488322

    Anxiety has become a global public health problem. Tai chi offers one possible way of reducing anxiety. The purpose of this study was to examine studies from 1989 to March 2014 to assess whether tai chi can be an efficacious approach for managing anxiety. A systematic search of Medline, CINAHL, ...
  14. Impact evaluation of Enabling Mothers to Prevent Pediatric Obesity through Web-Based Education and Reciprocal Determinism (EMPOWER) Randomized Control Trial.

    Health Education & Behavior 42(2):171 (2015) PMID 25161168

    The family and home environment is an influential antecedent of childhood obesity. The purpose of this study was to pilot test The Enabling Mothers to Prevent Pediatric Obesity through Web-Based Education and Reciprocal Determinism (EMPOWER) intervention; a newly developed, theory-based, online ...

    Journal of the American College of Cardiology 65(10):A116 (2015)

  16. Mind-body interventions: applications and potential opportunities for health education practice.

    Health Promotion Practice 16(2):157 (2015) PMID 25519763

    Mind-body interventions (MBIs) have become increasingly popular. In the current article, we examine the potential role of MBIs for improving health and promoting wellness. We first describe typologies of MBIs and prevalence of their use. We also examine the efficacy evidence about how MBIs offer...
  17. Morphology controlled Y2O3:Eu3+ nanophosphors with enhanced photoluminescence properties

    Journal of Luminescence 158:268 (2015)

    Eu3+ doped Y2O3 is prepared by a co-precipitation method using ammonium hydrogen carbonate as precipitating agent. In the present work we studied the effect of different molar concentrations of Poly vinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) and 1-Thio-glycerol (TG) as capping agents to enhance the optic...
  18. Smoking-related knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, smoking cessation idea and education level among young adult male smokers in Chongqing, China.

    International Journal of Environmental Research... 12(2):2135 (2015) PMID 25689992 PMCID PMC4344716

    In 2012 in China, 52.9% of men were reported to smoke while only 2.4% of women smoked. This study explored the smoking-related Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) among young adult male smokers. A cross-sectional study was conducted in four municipal areas of Chongqing using a questionnaire...
  19. Structural and optical studies of undoped and copper doped zinc sulphide nanoparticles for photocatalytic application

    Superlattices and Microstructures 77:35 (2015)

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  20. Social cognitive maternal-mediated nutritional correlates of childhood obesity.

    International Quarterly of Community Health Edu... 35(2):177 (2015) PMID 25856808

    The purpose of this investigation was to examine the extent to which the maternal-facilitated, social cognitive theory constructs of environment, emotional coping, expectations, self-control, and self-efficacy predicted child fruit and vegetable consumption and sugar-free beverage intake. Instru...