Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, Volume 71, May 2022

The objective of the study is to make visible the exposure to environmental contaminants and the health of workers in mercury mines in Mexico.
Graphical abstract showing the effect of estrogen-deficiency on a tooth
Elsevier, Chemical Engineering Journal, Volume 435, 1 May 2022
Emerging evidence indicates that postmenopausal women with periodontitis have aggravated inflammation and prolonged course, with the detailed mechanisms largely unknown. This study aimed to determine the pathogenic role of aberrant extracellular vesicles due to imbalanced-polarized macrophages and explore the therapeutic approach for periodontitis in postmenopausal individuals. Periodontitis in ovariectomized (OVX) mouse models were established to simulate the aggravated periodontitis in postmenopausal women.
Elsevier, eBioMedicine, Volume 79, May 2022
Background: The effect of long-term exposure to air pollution on the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is still controversial, and the role of the interactions of air pollution with genetic risk and lifestyle in COPD risk is unclear. Methods: We included 452762 participants derived from the UK Biobank. Annual concentrations of air pollutions, including particle matter (PM2.5, PM10), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and nitrogen dioxide (NO2), were assessed using land-use regression model.

Social Science and Medicine, Volume 301, May 2022

This article ties to SDG 3. It analyzes how social-capital-based interventions can improve the mental health of refugees.

The Lancet Global Health, Volume 10, May 2022

An Article in support of SDGs 2 and 3, highlighting that in almost all regions and countries the progress on reducing anaemia in women of reproductive age is insufficient to meet the World Health Assembly's global nutrition target to halve anaemia prevalence by 2030.

The Lancet Planetary Health, Volume 6, May 2022

An Article in support of SDGs 2 and 15, showing that farm-level diversification might contribute to improved nutrition among children and other target groups in some but not all situations, but livestock production seems to be conducive for improving child and adolescent nutrition on average.

eClinicalMedicine, Volume 47, May 2022

A Review on the association between agricultural food production and hunting practices and zoonotic disease outbreaks, in the context of SDGs 3, 12, and 15, highlighting the need to redesign the global food system to reduce the threat of future outbreaks.

Journal of Responsible Technology,
Volume 10,

Examination of the life-centred design approach, which provides a more holistic perspective to the production of interactive products by decentring humans. Article puts forward a practical framework for life-centred design, allowing for environmental and ethical concerns to be highlighted.
Alzheimer’s Disease, the dark side of the mitochondria.

Mitochondrion, Volume 64, May 2022

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a leading neurodegenerative pathology associated with aging worldwide. It is estimated that AD prevalence will increase from 5.8 million people today to 13.8 million by 2050 in the United States alone. AD effects in the brain are well known; however, there is still a lack of knowledge about the cellular mechanisms behind the origin of AD. It is known that AD induces cellular stress affecting the energy metabolism in brain cells.

Area of forest burned in Canada from 1986 to 2015. Orange colour shows burned area.
This is an article on the impact of residential exposure to wildfires and the incidence of various cancers, in the context of SDGs 3, 13, and 15, focusing on the need to develop exposure metrics to better estimate the chronic population health burden attributable to environmental pollutants emitted during wildfires.