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The researchers examined the use of footwear that incorporates force-sensing resistor sensors to classify lower limb disorders affecting the knee, hip, and ankle joints. The outcomes of the study reveal promising findings for future gait analysis and injury diagnosis, and the potential of force-sensing resistors (FSRs) and machine learning techniques for improving the assessment of lower limb injuries, and thereby furthering SDG3.
This study indicates that among people with higher levels of disability, engaging in physical activity is linked to more effective stress coping through enhanced self-efficacy. However, this effect was not observed among people with low levels of disability.
This Article supports SDG 3 by highlighting the importance of not just measuring life expectancy but also disability-free life expectancy as an indicator of population health, and showing that in Hong Kong, a word leader in life expectancy, there has been a trend of increasing disability burden, particularly in women. The authors discuss the public health implications of their findings.
This article highlights the impact of climate change on health, especially in the context of menopause and aging populations.
Background: Hong Kong is among the many populations that has experienced the combined impacts of social unrest and the COVID-19 pandemic.
This Article supports SDG 3 by estimating burdens of other musculoskeletal disorders (conditions other than osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, low back pain, and neck pain), which are a source of a large amount of disability globally; they are the sixth leading cause of years lived with disability globally, and the authors note they are an important consideration for policies regarding musculoskeletal health.
Improvements in diagnosis and treatment are enabling people with HIV to liver longer; this study seeks to understand the evolution of comorbidities in an ageing cohort of people with HIV.
Previous studies have shown that people with HIV are at an increased risk of non-communicable diseases, this systematic review and meta-analysis collates data from 188 studies done in 21 sub-Saharan Africa countries and shows that people with HIV have an increased incidence of multiple NCDs, including hypertension, diabetes, and cervical cancer. Although more research is needed, this results highlight the need for improved treatment and prentative approaches to minimise the risk of people with HIV also developing non-comminicable diseases. Good health and wellbeing should not solely be focused on HIV managment; this study shows the growing risk of other diseases that have to be mitigated.
This Personal View supports SDGs 3 and 13 by calling for more research into the contribution that physical activity can have in adapting to rising global temperatures and, more broadly, to climate change.
The persistent challenge of aligning mental health services and practices with the principles of the National Mental Health Law remains a central objective.