Conceptual measurement framework for impacts of gender inequality on the wellbeing of children and adolescents
Elsevier, The Lancet Global Health, Volume 8, December 2020
Background: By adulthood, gender inequalities in health and wellbeing are apparent. Yet, the timing and nature of gender inequalities during childhood and adolescence are less clear. We describe the emergence of gender inequalities in health and wellbeing across the first two decades of life. Methods: We focused on the 40 low-income and middle-income countries in Asia and the Pacific. A measurement framework was developed around four key domains of wellbeing across the first two decades: health, education and transition to employment, protection, and a safe environment.
Figure showing a schematic of experiment procedures for synthesis of bismuth composites. DI water, deionized water.

Materials Today Sustainability, Volume 10, December 2020

Iodide and bromide ions in surface and ground waters can react with natural organic matters and produce toxic disinfectant by-products. A novel bismuth composite material has been developed for the removal of iodides and bromides at parts per million concentrations.
Figure showing a conceptual diagram of socio-hydrological approach to bridge the gap between water resources and human well-being.

Progress in Disaster Science, Volume 8, December 2020

This paper presents challenges for water security in the three largest riverine islands in Asia, a socio-hydrology approach to manage water scarcity and human well-being, and an adaptive management cycle to implement socio-hydrology in the field.

Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks, Volume 24, December 2020

The demand-supply balance of electricity systems is fundamentally linked to climate conditions.
Figure showing the Global Occurrence (a) and number of affected people (b) due to floods and droughts, based on EM-DAT data (1993–2018).

Progress in Disaster Science, Volume 8, December 2020

This paper examines the global trends and main health impacts of these events based on databases and case studies, identifies gaps in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) indicator framework for monitoring health impacts of disasters and suggests recommendations to address these gaps.

Biomarkers in Neuropsychiatry, Volume 3, December 2020

Change point analysis can reveal when a biomarker starts to diverge from the pattern of normal aging. This paper analyzes several biomarkers from the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) to estimate the sequence and timing of their change points relative to a subsequent clinical diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in subjects initially considered cognitively normal (CN).

Geography and Sustainability, Volume 1, December 2020

This article supports SDG 15 by demonstrating overall rangelands greening has a complex impacts on biodiversity under high environmental heterogeneity and societal dynamics.

Clinical Imaging, Volume 68, December 2020

Based on the responses of a nationwide survey, this article explores the significant impact that COVID 19 has had on radiologists across the nation and, in the context of SDG 3, the impact on their mental health.

Organic Geochemistry, Volume 150, December 2020

Rivers and estuaries transport vast amounts of carbon from land to oceans and play an important role in the global carbon cycle through their high rates of carbon respiration and sequestration.
Elsevier, The Lancet Healthy Longevity, Volume 1, December 2020
Background: Circadian disturbances are commonly seen in people with Alzheimer's disease and have been reported in individuals without symptoms of dementia but with Alzheimer's pathology. We aimed to assess the temporal relationship between circadian disturbances and Alzheimer's progression. Methods: We did a prospective cohort study of 1401 healthy older adults (aged >59 years) enrolled in the Rush Memory and Aging Project (Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA) who had been followed up for up to 15 years.