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This study aims to explore the psychosocial and emotional problems of advanced cancer patients in India.
This Article addresses SDGs 2, 3, and 10 by examining the effect of nutrition-sensitive agriculture interventions on child and maternal dietary diversity in rural Odisha, India. The findings showed that combinations of nutrition-sensitive agriculture videos, nutrition-specific videos, and nutrition-specific participatory learning and action cycle meetings increased the proportion of children and mothers consuming a diverse diet compared with the control group.
The COVID-19 pandemic has stalled and rolled back progress on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Ecosystem services (ESs), defined as the contributions of ecosystems to human well-being, underpin the achievement of SDGs. To promote SDG achievement in post-pandemic era, we teased out the links between ESs and SDGs while examining the impact of COVID-19. We found that ESs benefited all SDGs, yet man-made pressures led to degradation of ecosystems and their services. There is broad consensus that the virus lurks in degraded ecosystems and generates spillover due to human interference.
The Ganga basin includes some of the most densely populated areas in the world, in a region characterized by extremely high demographic and economic growth rates. Although anthropogenic pressure in this area is increasing, the pollution status of the Ganga is still poorly studied and understood. In the light of this, we have carried out a systematic literature review of the sources, levels and spatiotemporal distribution of organic pollutants in surface water and sediment of the Ganga basin, including for the first time emerging contaminants (ECs).
Blood donation saves lives, and the communication between blood centers and donors plays a vital role in this. Smart apps are now considered an important communication tool, and could be best utilized in blood donation if they are designed to fit the users’ needs and preferences.
Understanding the regional impact of dermatologic disease is critical to developing a concerted and sustained global effort toward reducing this burden. A relationship exists between socioeconomic status, geographic location, and certain dermatoses in Asia. Resources could be directed at countries with high disability-adjusted life years to create impactful interventions.
This is the first epidemiology study to comprehensively investigate the associations between the daily hospital visits for IgE-mediated allergy and the short-term exposure to air pollution in southern China
This paper investigates the relationship between institutional freedom and environmental resources from the perspective of forest carbon sinks, which is different from previous studies. This paper examines the shape of the relationship between forest carbon sinks and economic development.
This study revealed that the self-reported food safety practices of the food handlers at home engaged in online businesses, in terms of personal hygiene, cross contamination prevention and sanitation, food preparation and food delivery, violate national and international food safety standards
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The Lancet Planetary Health, Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2021, Pages e25–e38

This report is part of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019 and directly addresses SDG 3 and indirectly supports other SDG targets, including SDGs 7 and 8, by highlighting the substantial burden of deaths and diseases attributable to air pollution in India, and the subsequent economic loss due to lost work output, corresponding to an estimated $36·8 billion—1·36% of India’s gross domestic product (GDP). These findings demonstrate the immense economic and public health benefits that could be achieved by implementing state-specific strategies to reduce ambient particulate matter pollution, household air pollution, and ambient ozone pollution in India.

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