Mumps is a viral illness, which can cause swelling and tenderness of one or more salivary (parotid) glands. Some people with mumps have no symptoms and others may only have symptoms in other organs, for example, meningitis or inflammation of the testicles (orchitis).
Articles – Mumps
1. Mumps in the road
By Wapner, Jessica.
Newsweek Global. 3/3/2017, Vol. 168 Issue 8, p46-47. 2p
Abstract: The article reports on the outbreak of mumps, a viral disease caused by Rubulavirus, across various states in the U.S. including Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Washington. Topics discussed include the symptoms associated with mumps, the availability and efficacy of mumps vaccine in preventing the disease, and the investigation on the factors contributing to the outbreak of disease
2. Immunocompetent, immunized male with mumps, complicated by orchitis and meningitis
By Tomich, Allison; Grubish, Lindsay; Young, Scott; Franklin, Jillian.
Military Medicine. Oct 2015, Vol. 180 Issue 10, pe1121-e1122. 2p
Abstract: Mumps is a rare pathology often not encountered in the emergency department setting. It is an especially unusual finding in a fully immunized individual. We present a case of a 26-year-old Army active duty male who was evaluated in the emergency department for mumps over the course of two visits. The military population is presumed fully immunized and immunocompetent, travels widely and often lives in close quarters.
3. Resurgence of measles and mumps: not just a childhood problem.
Nageswaran, Pratheeshaa; Jenner, Lucy; Paul, Siba Prosad
British Journal of Nursing, 4/27/2017; 26(8): 471-471. 1p
Abstract: The article discusses the prevention of the infectious viral disease Measles and Mumps with the help of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine. It mentions the paramyxovirus to be the cause of both the diseases and discusses their symptoms and possible consequences. It also discusses the diagnoses of the diseases
4. Are you willing to risk it? The relationship between risk, regret, and vaccination intent
By Lagoe, Carolyn; Farrar, Kirstie M.
Psychology, Health & Medicine. Jan 2015, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p18-24. 7p
Abstract: Medically unsupported concerns pertaining to the safety and necessity of childhood vaccines may have contributed to a proportion of American parents opting against measles, mumps, and rubella vaccinations. Given this, the present investigation sought to explore the influence of perceived severity, perceived likelihood, and anticipated regret on surrogate vaccination decision-making among parents of young children.
Articles – Nutrition & Cancer [Journal]
5. Cancer chemoprevention research with selenium in the post-select era: Promises and challenges
Lü, Junxuan; Zhang, Jinhui; Jiang, Cheng; Deng, Yibin; Özten, Nur; Bosland, Maarten C.
Nutrition & Cancer, Jan 2016; 68(1): 1-17. 17p
Abstract: The negative efficacy outcomes of double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled Phase III human clinical trials with selenomethionine (SeMet) and SeMet-rich selenized-yeast (Se-yeast) for prostate cancer prevention and Se-yeast for prevention of nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in North America lead to rejection of SeMet/Se-yeast for cancer prevention in Se-adequate populations.
6. Rubus occidentalis: The black raspberry-its potential in the prevention of cancer
Kula, Marta; Krauze-Baranowska, Mirosława
Nutrition & Cancer, Jan 2016; 68(1): 18-28. 11p
Abstract: Rubus occidentalisis a black-fruited raspberry originating from North America. Its popularity and demand has been growing over the years, as studies outline its high anthocyanin and ellagitannin content and significance for human health. Interaction between chemical composition and pharmacological activity, mechanisms of action at cellular and molecular levels are all active areas of study.
7. Oxidative stress and cancer; the role of hesperidin, a citrus nature bioflavonoid, as a cancer chemoprotective agent
Ahmadi, Amirhossein; Shadboorestan, Amir
Nutrition & Cancer, Jan2016; 68(1): 29-39. 11p
Abstract: Cancer is the third cause of death worldwide, with complex etiology, and is defined as an uncontrolled growth of cells. A high proportion of cancer incidence and deaths are due to different environmental and genetic factors such as high body mass index, low fruit and vegetable intake, lack of physical activity, tobacco use, alcohol consumption, exposure to radiation, chronic infections, and heredity also.
8. Coffee consumption and the risk of incident gastric cancer—A meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies.
Deng, Wei; Yang, Hua; Wang, Jin; Cai, Jun; Bai, Zhigang; Song, Jianning; Zhang, Zhongtao
Nutrition & Cancer, Jan 2016; 68(1): 40-47. 8p
Abstract: As several epidemiological studies on the association of coffee consumption with gastric cancer risk have produced inconsistent results, this meta-analysis was designed to synthesize current evidence of this potential relationship. We searched PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library up to September 2014 to retrieve relevant articles.
9. Association between vitamin C intake and the risk of cervical neoplasia: A meta-analysis
Cao, Dan; Shen, Kaiying; Li, Zhunan; Xu, Ying; Wu, Dan
Nutrition & Cancer, Jan 2016; 68(1): 48-57. 10p
Abstract: To assess the association between vitamin C intake and cervical neoplasia (CN) risk. Databases including PubMed, Embase, and Springer link were retrieved up to June 10, 2014 with predefined strategy. The combined odds ratios (ORs) and their 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated for overall and subgroup analyses.
Journal Table of Contents
Midwifery News, Issue 85, June 2017
10A. From the President – why midwifery matters for Maori
10B. Working together in crisis conditions [Karen Guilliland, Chief Executive]
10C. Critical staffing shortages in tertiary hospitals
10D. Historic win for midwives [Redesignig a funding model that pays community LMC midwives equitably for the work they actually do]
10E. Midwifery Standards Review and Turanga Kaupapa
10F. Social investment – what is it?
10G. MERAS update – Getting staffing levels right at DHBs
10H. MMPO update [Wayne Robertson – new Executive Director Midwifery and Maternity Provider Organisation
10I. Celebrating Maori midwifery
10J. How teen pregnancy led emerging leader Nicole Pihema to midwifery
10K. Making a difference in the lives of women and whanau in Counties Manukau
10L. Midwife who likes to “get right out there”; Ministry of Health Maori and pacific Peoples Support funding 2017
10M. Success of Maori midwifery students at Auckland University of Technology
10N. Crisis at the core…midwifery in the media
10O. LMC midwifery practice in 2017 – a survey of practice arrangements of LMC midwife members; College finance assistant wins scholarship for ground-breaking research into the costs of being a self-employed midwife
10P. How great midwifery care helped family to cope with son’s care condition
10Q. Vaccination for influenza and whooping cough during pregnancy
10R. Methoxyflurane and its use in midwifery practice
10S. The effect of senior obstetric presence on maternal and neonatal outcomes in UK maternity units; Management of breech presentation; Management for women with preterm pre-labour rupture of membranes prior to 37 weeks’ gestation of pregnancy; Approaches to limit intervention during labor and birth; Subjective sleep and fatigue in breastfeeding and bottle-feeding women
11. PHA Conference - Scholarship Applications
The Wellington Branch of the Public Health Association is offering a $500 scholarship to help members get to to the PHA Conference in Christchurch in October 2017. The scholarship is open to any PHA member is the lower North Island who might not otherwise be able to attend. Applications close Friday 14 July, and details about how to apply are here.
12. Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy
Date: 13-15 September 2017
Venue: Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
On Friday 15 September the ASCIA 2017 conference will include the following concurrent sessions:
ASCIA 2017 Drug Allergy Symposium held in conjunction with the Australian and New Zealand Anaesthetic Allergy Group (ANZAAG) on Friday afternoon, followed by the ANZAAG annual meeting on Saturday 16 September.
ASCIA 2017 Nurse and Dietitian Updates (all day).
News – National
13. Doctors reveal secure units for intellectually disabled in crisis
Senior psychiatrists have detailed widespread problems, including assaults and violence, in secure units for intellectually disabled people who have committed crimes. The psychiatrists say under-funding, insufficient beds, lack of access to the care needed, and violence among patients are common.
14. Parents urged to vaccinate children as mumps cases rise
Shani Williams, July 3 2017
An "unrelenting mumps outbreak" in Auckland has triggered a health warning from authorities urging parents to ensure their children are immunised. ARPHS clinical director Julia Peters said this year it had recorded 142 mumps cases in Auckland – compared to 35 last year.
15. Three out of five Kiwis admit skipping brushing their teeth – research
Three out of five Kiwis admit to skipping brushing their teeth for up to a week. New research commissioned by Colgate suggests young adults are the worst at maintaining their oral health. The older someone gets, the more likely they are to prioritise healthy teeth
News – International
16. Hundreds of women join vaginal mesh lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson
Sydney Morning Herald - July 4 2017 - 10:29AM
More than 700 women suffering strong pain from vaginal mesh implants have launched a class action against global healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson in the Federal Court.
17. How health care works around the world
By Meera Senthilingam
CNN March 17, 2017
Records from the National Health Service show that the numbers of people visiting an emergency room in England have risen from just over 4.5 million per quarter in 2004 to almost 6 million per quarter by the end of 2017 -- almost a 25% increase.