Research into how cyclones are becoming more common due to climate change and the affects cyclones can have on disease outbreaks, resulting in a greater risk to public health.
This is a jointly-published editorial in line with the UN General Assembly to encourage the policy to be adopted but also to raise the profile of health professionals in the debate over climate change.
Elsevier,

International Journal of Nursing Studies, Volume 123, November 2021

A plea to all nurses and midwives to join a global movement to avert a disaster on a global scale before it is too late.
The findings from this study support SDGs 10 and 3 by suggesting that mental and physical health impairments following COVID-19 hospitalisation are only weakly associated with the severity of the acute illness, and that other underlying mechanisms are involved. There is a potential to stratify and personalise care to reduce the burden of disease after hospitalisation.
Diagram showing the age-adjusted cumulative COVID-19 mortality between Jan 24, 2020, and Feb 28, 2021, by disability status and sex. Upper and lower lines of each colour represent the upper and lower bounds of the bootstrapped 95% CI.
This study support SDGs 10 and 3 by showing that rates of death from COVID-19 were higher for disabled people than for non-disabled people, particularly among younger disabled people, disabled women, and people with greater levels of activity limitation. These findings suggest that disabled people should be considered in the COVID-19 response, including in data analysis and implementation of protective measures.
The concept of “Smart City (SC)” has been proposed and adopted by various city planners and policymakers as a means to enable efficient transportation systems, sustainable mixed land uses, and high-quality urban services, in an effort to improve citizens’ quality of life. However, it may unintentionally reinforce existing inequalities. In particular, without appropriate strategies that support inclusion, persons with disabilities and seniors may experience social and digital exclusion in communities.
How education about the environmental impact of unnecessary laboratory testing can affect ordering.
Elsevier,

The Lancet, Volume 398, 9 October 2021

This Comment launches the São Paulo Declaration on Planetary Health, a global call to action from the planetary health community charting a path forward to support a more equitable and resilient post-pandemic world.

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