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Elsevier, The Lancet, Volume 396, 17 October 2020
Background: Achieving universal health coverage (UHC) involves all people receiving the health services they need, of high quality, without experiencing financial hardship. Making progress towards UHC is a policy priority for both countries and global institutions, as highlighted by the agenda of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and WHO's Thirteenth General Programme of Work (GPW13).
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Elsevier, Redox Biology, Volume 37, October 2020
Environmental pollutants like fine particulate matter can cause adverse health effects through oxidative stress and inflammation. Reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (ROS/RNS) such as peroxynitrite can chemically modify proteins, but the effects of such modifications on the immune system and human health are not well understood. In the course of inflammatory processes, the Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) can sense damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs).
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Elsevier, Redox Biology, Volume 37, October 2020
Environmental risk factors, including physicochemical agents, noise and mental stress, have a considerable impact on human health. This environmental exposure may lead to epigenetic reprogramming, including changes in non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) signatures, which can contribute to the pathophysiology state. Oxidative stress is one of the results of this environmental disturbance by modifying cellular processes such as apoptosis, signal transduction cascades, and DNA repair mechanisms.
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Elsevier, Redox Biology, Volume 37, October 2020
Microplastics (MPs) and nanoplastics (NPs) have attracted considerable attention in the recent years as potential threats to the ecosystem and public health. This review summarizes current knowledge of pathological events triggered by micro- and nano-plastics (MP/NPs) with focus on oxidative damages at different levels of biological complexity (molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, individual and population).
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Recent Developments in Applied Microbiology and Biochemistry, Volume 2, 2021, Pages 35-45

This chapter aligns with the SDG goal 3 of good health and wellbeing by focusing on the hidden risk of HCV-associated health-care infection and its history, current, and future scenarios.
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Clinical Breast Cancer, Volume 20, October 2020

This study aimed to analyze the psychological status in patients with breast cancer (BS) during the COVID-19 outbreak and observed high rates of anxiety, depression, distress, and insomnia. Special attention should be paid to the psychological status of patients with BC, especially those with poor general condition, treatment discontinuation, aggressive molecular subtypes, and metastatic BC.
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Enhancing Disaster Preparedness, 2021, Pages 259-272

This chapter addresses SDG 10 and SDG 11 by examining social vulnerability and inequality globally and how that impacts the response to disasters.
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Enhancing Disaster Preparedness, From Humanitarian Architecture to Community Resilience, 2021, Pages 209-222

This chapter supports SDGs 10 and 16 by looking into proposals for policy change regarding the management of legal, socioeconomic, and urban aspects of the Syrian refugee crisis.
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Electric Vehicles for Smart Cities, Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities, 2021, Pages 181-247

This book chapter addresses SDGs 7, 9 and 13 by investigating case studies from major cities showcasing how they approached electric mobility including the unique policies, actions, and programs implemented to make it successful.

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