Research

Elsevier,

January 2021

This is a special issue on food systems for children and adolescents with research on food marketing, nutrition and sustaining healthy diets and food supply chains. It brings together research advancing SDGs 2, zero hunger, SDG 3, good health and wellbeing and SDG 12, responsible production and consumption. 

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Trends in Food Science and Technology, Volume 107, January 2021

Recent years have seen the rise in popularity of the vegan or plant-based diet among consumers, which can go some way to reducing the environmental burden. This trend has motivated pioneering food producers to develop innovative vegan food products for niche markets, thus driving the sustainability transition of the food sector.
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Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, Volume 22, Issue 2, 2021, Pages 279-290.e1, ISSN 1525-8610

This journal article addresses SDG 3 and 10 by discussing that nursing homes (NHs) end-of-life (EOL) care is suboptimal and NH health disparities are pervasive. This study found that racial/ethnic minority NH residents experience poorer EOL care compared with White NH residents, and particularly in NHs with larger proportions of Black residents.This systematic review has several implications for care provision and future research regarding NH EOL care for racial/ethnic minority residents.
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Blood,
Volume 137, Issue 1,
2021,
Pages 13-15

This journal article advances SDG 10 by discussing that there is a long history in medicine of using healthy White men as the standard for normal, ascribing anything different as abnormal, other, or requiring adjustments. Although our understanding of and access to genetics has improved significantly in the past decades, our reliance on race as a proxy for genetic markers has not changed, suggesting that medicine as a profession, a system, and an institution has yet to erase racist ideologies acquired from the past.
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Academic Radiology, January 2021

This journal article promotes gender equality by examining the extent to which gender discrimination and sexual harassment are experienced by female radiologists and trainees, contributing to SDG 5.
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Agricultural Water Management, Volume 243, 1 January 2021, 106464

Advancing SDGs 2 and 15, a field study was conducted in Northern Jordan to assess the influence of combined in-situ water harvesting techniques, micro-catchment and mulching on soil moisture content, plant morphology, gas exchange and midday stem water potential of young pistachio trees.
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Agricultural Water Management, Volume 243, 1 January 2021, 106449

Advancing SDG 15, this article aims to assess the agro-environmental sustainability of irrigating crops with produced water in hot and hyper-arid climate.
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Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, Volume 305, 1 January 2021, 107167

Advancing SDGs 2 and 15, this article explores the relationship between pesticides and earthworms.
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European Journal of Radiology Open, Volume 8, 2021, 100320, ISSN 2352-0477, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejro.2020.100320.

It was investigated whether switching off workstations after core working hours can relevantly lower energy consumption considering both ecological and economical aspects.
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Kathleen Navarro, Working in Smoke: Wildfire Impacts on the Health of Firefighters and Outdoor Workers and Mitigation Strategies, Clinics in Chest Medicine, Volume 41, Issue 4, 2020, Pages 763-769

Wildfire smoke can contain carbon monoxide, benzene, formaldehyde, particulate matter (PM), acrolein, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Unlike structural firefighters, wildland firefighters do not wear any respiratory protection, as there is no respirator currently available that meets specifications recommended by the National Fire Protection Association. This article advances SDGs 3 and 13.

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