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Exploring the nexus: Comparing and aligning Planetary Health, One Health, and EcoHealth

The interconnectedness between humans and ecosystems highlights the need to protect ecosystems for the well-being of humans and the environment. This has led to the emergence of holistic and interdisciplinary...

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Advancing diabetic retinopathy diagnosis with fundus imaging: A comprehensive survey of computer-aided detection, grading and classification methods

The incidence of diabetic retinopathy globally calls for advanced and more universally applicable computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) systems. This survey paper explores the current state of vision-based...

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A mix-methods concept testing study of short videos for the national anti-cigarette gift giving campaign in China

The study aimed to evaluate the potential effect of creative concepts and scripts of different short videos for the “National Anti-Cigarette Gift Giving Campaign” during the Chinese Lunar New Year....

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Impacts of hot and cold nights on mental disorders: A three-stage nationwide hospital-based time-series study with 1.2 million patients in China

Climate change has shifted and will continue to alter the patterns of daytime and nighttime temperatures. However, it remains unclear whether hot days and nights, as well as cold days and nights, have...

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Global impact of population aging on vision loss prevalence: A population-based study

Vision loss is a leading cause of healthy life loss in late adulthood. We aimed to comprehensively examine the impact of population aging on vision loss prevalence worldwide....

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The impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic exposure on current and future worldwide environmental protection across 18 nations in 6 continents

Amid the challenges posed by the global COVID-19 pandemic, understanding how the crisis shapes people' environmental behaviours and consciousness becomes paramount. This study aimed to unravel the implications...

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Ambient ozone and mortality from respiratory diseases: A nationwide analysis in China

Although the health impacts of ambient ozone (O3) have been widely assessed, studies simultaneously investigating the acute and chronic effects of O3 on mortality from respiratory diseases (RESP) are...

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Health for all: Primary care facility localization in Lesotho using qualitative research and GIS

Lesotho has made significant strides towards universal health coverage and yet a significant proportion of the population has difficulty accessing health care services due to mountainous terrain and...

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The COVID-19 lockdown induced changes of SO2 pollution in its Human-made global hotspots

Sulphur dioxide (SO2) is a hazardous air pollutant, which is mostly emitted from burning of fossil fuels, and has an adverse impact on the human health and ecosystem functioning. The COVID-19 natural...

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Deep learning, irrigation enhancement, and agricultural economics for ensuring food security in emerging economies

This paper delves into the critical issues of individual health, environmental health, and public health, which are all interconnected in the complex web of food security in emerging countries. Leveraging...

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Factors influencing cervical cancer screening among reproductive age group women in India: A multilevel analysis of nationwide survey 2019–2021

Trends and factors associated with cervical cancer screening (CCS) among women of reproductive age are essential for designing cancer prevention strategies to reduce mortality. The present study investigates...

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Reduction in inpatient and severe condition visits for respiratory diseases during the COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan, China

In Wuhan, China, a stringent lockdown was implemented to contain the spread of COVID-19, transitioning later to normalised prevention and control strategy. This study examines the trends in hospital...

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Cancer as a global health crisis with deep evolutionary roots

The global burden of cancer incidence, deaths and economic costs is steadily increasing since several decades. Despite a massive allocation of research funds since the 1970s, no significant (in terms...

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The role of physical function and physical activity on cognitive function in the elderly

The aim of this study is to clarify the role of physical activity level and physical function on cognitive function of the elderly. A nested case–control investigation from a middle-aged and elderly...

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Longitudinal associations between living alone, childlessness and mental health and mortality in ageing adults in Thailand

This study aimed to evaluate the longitudinal relationships between living alone, being childless, and six mental health indicators and mortality in older adults in Thailand between 2015 and 2020....

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Distribution matters: Long-term quantification of the Sustainable Development Goals with household detail for different socio-economic pathways

Knowledge about upcoming sustainability challenges is crucial to tackle them by political incentives, not at least to reach the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDGs are multi-dimensional...

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Relationships between social media usage, attitudes toward information on social media, and COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

A low COVID-19 vaccination rate has been observed in some countries. Misinformation regarding COVID-19 vaccines is commonly available on social media. This study aims to conduct an empirical, in-depth...

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The associations of glycosylated hemoglobin with grey matter volume and depression: Investigating mediating role of grey matter volume

Depression has caused enormous health burden to human worldwide. Glycemia has been found as one important risk factor of depression. However, the biological mechanism underlying this relationship remained...

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Retrospective assessment of the association between urban air pollution and children’s respiratory functions in Rome: Insights for developmental environmental health

Naturogenic aspects of global warming are amplified by the anthropogenic effects of the persistent exponential global population growth. Urbanization without proper planning escalates serious all-time...

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The impact of UN high-level meetings on global health priorities

This review provides an analytic overview of the influence of the health-related United Nations General Assembly High-level Meetings on HIV/AIDS, non-communicable diseases, antimicrobial resistance,...

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Spatial clustering and drivers of open defecation practice in India: Findings from the fifth round of National Family Health Survey (2019-21)

India implemented a basket of public health developmental packages to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6—providing access to clean water and adequate sanitation for all by 2030. Though...

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ChatGPT and global public health: Applications, challenges, ethical considerations and mitigation strategies

The advancement of deep learning and artificial intelligence has resulted in the development of state-of-the-art language models, such as ChatGPT. This technology can analyze large amounts of data,...

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Association of short-term exposure to ambient fine particle matter with hospital admission risks and costs in China, a case-crossover study

As Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) levels declined in China in past years, the health and social benefits brought about by the air quality improvement are beginning to emerge. We did a time-stratified,...

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Protecting biodiversity and human health along the belt and road

In 2022, the 15th Conference of Parties (COP15) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) adopted the “Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework” (GBF), which aimed to strengthen international...

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Global transition, global risks, and the UN's sustainable development goals – A call for peace, justice, and political stability

Despite an increasing global demand for the implementation of necessary measures to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the increasing number of disaster and public health emergencies, and...

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