Articles

Health promoting properties of seaweed.
Elsevier, Future Foods, Volume 5, June 2022
The eminent protein sources among the vegetarian population include cereals and pulses that do not satisfy the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) level. The anti-nutrients such as protease inhibitors are responsible for the diminished bioavailability of plant protein. Consumption of a protein deficit diet severely impacts muscle health; hence, it becomes necessary to design an alternative source of complete protein. One such non-meat source with all essential amino acids in required quantity is seaweeds, an aquatic plant.
Elsevier, World Development Perspectives, Volume 26, June 2022
This paper uses a novel approach to re-examine the relationship between income inequality and pollution and shows that protecting the environment can have an added advantage of creating a just and inclusive society. Pollution threatens health and livelihoods of vulnerable groups, in turn making them even more vulnerable, creating a vicious cycle. We investigate if sustainable environmental policies can mitigate the impact of pollution on these vulnerable groups, while addressing inclusion.
Elsevier, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Volume 126, June 2022
The Zambezi Riparian Region (ZRR) is a lifeline and home to ∼40 million people who depend heavily on the river basin for their livelihood. It also furnishes 8 of its riparian countries with goods and services on which hydropower production and food security anchor. The sustainability of the ZRR is threatened by extreme climate events. Here, we interrogate consecutive dry days (CDDs), an effective metric of extreme climatic events with implications on drought-driven water availability. We use ensemble empirical mode decomposition (EEMD) to understand CDDs.
Elsevier, Digestive and Liver Disease, Volume 54, June 2022
Patients with liver diseases, especially those with cirrhosis, have an increased mortality risk when infected by SARS-CoV-2 and therefore anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccine has been recommended by leading Scientific Associations for all patients with chronic liver diseases. However, previous reports have shown a reduced antibody response following the full course of vaccination in immunosuppressed patients, including liver transplant recipients and several rheumatic diseases.
Elsevier, Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology, Volume 46, 1 June 2022
Background and aims: The risk prediction of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is a challenge especially in the era of antiviral therapy. The aim of this meta-analysis was to comprehensively evaluate the performance of existing HCC prediction scores in HCC prediction on antivirals. Methods: We searched PubMed, Web of Science and Cochrane Library for relevant prospective studies from the inception to August 24, 2021.
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eClinicalMedicine, Volume 48, June 2022

Background: Abatacept is a selective T-cell costimulation modulator approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis. Reports were recently published on hepatitis B virus reactivation (HBVr) in patients who were treated with abatacept. However, the literature is limited to case reports and series, and no study has investigated the relationship between HBVr and abatacept using extensive population-based databases.

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The Lancet Planetary Health, Volume 6, June 2022

An Article in support of SDGs 2, 13, and 15, assessing the environmental consequences and nutritional contributions of national food-based dietary guidelines while considering circular food system principles
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The Lancet Public Health, Volume 7, June 2022

An Editorial on the cost of living crisis, in the context of SDGs 1, 2, and 3, calling for governments to act urgently to address poverty and food insecurity to avoid further compromising the health of populations, especially children.
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The Lancet Regional Health - Americas, Volume 10, June 2022

An Article on the increase in hunger brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, in the context of SDG 3, focusing specifically on the Supplemental NutrAticition Assistance Program on mitigating this indirect effect of the pandemic on a national level across the USA.
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Journal of Aging Studies, Volume 61, June 2022

An investigation of the support needed for the visually impaired to be able to age successfully.

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