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Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 26, 2020, e00213, ISSN 2214-9937, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.susmat.2020.e00213.

Buildings consume vast amounts of energy and pollute the environment in various ways but façades can play a significant role in reducing energy consumption and alleviating buildings' negative impacts on the environment. Through a case study of Shiraz, Iran, this article discusses how using smart materials in buildings' facades can help dramatically to attain SDGs 7, 9, 11 and 13.
Serotonin or 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) is primarily involved in the regulation of learning and memory. Pathological changes in metabolism or functional imbalance of 5-HT has been associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD). The hypothesis tested is that in peripheral blood, markers of the serotonergic pathway can be used as a diagnostic tool for AD.
This book chapter advances SDG 3 and 10 by reviewing the literature on culture and family-based psychological interventions for schizophrenia, bipolar, and related (SBR) psychotic spectrum disorder.
This book chapter advances SDG 3 and 10 by introducing the concept of cultural psychiatry and it's focus on cultural competence training, to address mental health disparities and related injustices, providing the tools professionals need in the field.
This book chapter advances SDG 3 and 10 by highlighting themes related to child and adolescent mental health (CAMH) care in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Pacific Islands world regions. This chapter provides a narrative review of prevalence studies conducted in the regions targeted in this chapter, emphasize the magnitude of the CAMH workforce challenges, describe the importance of considering and addressing the acculturative and socioeconomic challenges that lead to CAMH disparities, and provide solutions and recommendations for the future.

Women's Studies International Forum, Volume 82, 2020

This study assesses urban women's empowerment status using a multidimensional approach, advancing knowledge on SDG 5. They face challenges to their mobility and participation in household decisions.
This book chapter advances SDG 3 and 10 by providing information on various culturally sensitive methods to assess and treat mental health conditions onset by factors contributing to the immigration process for adolescents, adults, and older adults.
Findings from multiple studies link acculturation processes to the psychological and behavioral health of Latino immigrant population in the United States. A critical factor impacting this relation is the context of reception where immigrants settle. Several studies of acculturation have been conducted in traditional receiving contexts, and less attention has been paid to Latino immigrants in emerging contexts. In this chapter, we have discussed how traditional and emerging contexts of reception can confer very different experiences to Latino immigrants, and their significant implications for Latino immigrant health. Further, given the recent influx of crisis migrants from Central America, we have discussed receiving contexts for these newest Latino immigrants to the United States and demonstrated how such contexts might impact their psychological and behavioral health. We concluded with a discussion of implications for the development of policy, as well as culturally specific prevention and intervention programs for Latino immigrants.
This book chapter advances SDG 3 and 10 by outlining a community-based participatory research (CBPR) project where academic researchers and community organization leaders identify mental health and parenting needs through a needs assessment and panel discussion
This book chapter advances SDG 3 and 10 by reviewing the health and mental health inequities of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities and how to overcome the disparities.