Social Science and Medicine, Volume 239, October 2019
This article ties to SDG 3 & 4 by reviewing school-based programs aimed at improving the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of adolescent forced migrants in high-income countries. Found gaps can be used to improve the quality of these programs and thus the quality of education and support for adolescent forced migrants.
Journal of Cardiology,
Journal of Cardiology,
Volume 75, Issue 4,
This study examines the relationship the extracellular volume fraction (ECV) measured using cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) T1 mapping and cardiac events in symptomatic adults with tetralogy of Fallot (the most common form of cyanotic congenital heart disease). A correlation is found between right ventricular (RV) volume and ejection fraction (EF); with RV- and septum-extracellular volumes (ECV) in this disease. In particular, the combination of septum-ECV and RVEF was a useful predictor, compared to the use of a single CMR parameter. This study supports SDG 3 Good health and wellbeing.
, Practical Radiation Oncology, Volume 9, September - October 2019
Purpose: Although the wind, rain, and flooding of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico abated shortly after its landfall on September 20, 2017, the disruption of the electrical, communications, transportation, and medical infrastructure of the island was unprecedented in scope and caused lasting harm for many months afterward. A compilation of recommendations from radiation oncologists who were in Puerto Rico during the disaster, and from a panel of American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) cancer experts was created.
, Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation, Volume 143, September 2019
With the advantages of reducing CO2 emissions and improving the sustainability of supply chain, returnable containers have been widely used in logistics processes. This paper considers a returnable containers supply chain that consists of a single vendor and multiple buyers. To minimize the total cost of the system and balance the containers flow, we assume that the buyers can invest in employee training to reduce the loss fraction of returnable containers.
, City and Environment Interactions, Volume 1, September 2019
Municipal advisory committees are becoming increasingly influential in guiding decision-making processes that address climatic issues. According to the Adaptigation Institutionalization Framework (included in the recent IPCC report), the implementation of such participatory structures is vital for the effective, joint institutionalization of climate change mitigation and adaptation. However, there is a lack of empirical evidence to support this claim. Against this background, this paper tests the Adaptigation Framework using the example of municipal advisory committees in Germany.
, One Earth, Volume 1, 20 September 2019
Conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services in natural environments requires careful management choices. However, common methods of evaluating the impact of conservation interventions can have contextual shortcomings. Here, we make a call for counterfactual thinking—asking the question “what would have happened in the absence of an intervention?”—with the support of rigorous evaluation approaches and more thoughtful consideration of human dimensions and behavior.
, Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 21, September 2019
Waste multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs), containing BaTiO 3 , Ag, Pd, Ni and Sn etc., are valuable secondary resource. The existing recycling process has great challenges when considering environmentally friendly and efficient separation and recovery of resources. From a new perspective of resource recycling, we directly utilized the complex components of waste MLCCs as a Nb–Pb codoped and Ag-Pd-Sn-Ni loaded BaTiO 3 nano-photocatalyst through one-step ball milling process. The as-prepared photocatalyst exhibited superior photocatalytic performance.
, Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy, Volume 13, September 2019
There are increasing policy and market drivers for removing chemicals of concern from manufacturing processes and products. These drivers have centered primarily on developed countries. However, global activities through the United Nations, individual countries, and advocacy organizations are increasing concerns about chemical impacts in developing countries and economies in transition as well. While reducing the use of chemicals of concern is a primary goal, eliminating such substances without thoughtful consideration for their replacements can lead to regrettable substitutions.
, Soil and Tillage Research, Volume 192, September 2019
The no-tillage system combining winter cover crops and crop rotation may increase the efficiency use of soil P and phosphate fertilizer. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of three decades of different soil management systems and winter cover crops on the fractions of P in a clayey Oxisol of Paraná State, Brazil. The bi-factorial experiment with three replicates was established in 1986. The main plots consisted of seven winter cover crops. In the subplots, two tillage systems were used: no-tillage and conventional tillage.