Research

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Kidney Medicine, Volume 6, March 2024

This study aimed to assess the effect of exposure to organic pollutants in adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD).
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Water Research, Volume 252, 15 March 2024

In this study, we introduced an integrated assessment framework, and estimated both quality and quantity-related Water Scarcity Index (WSI), local economic water scarcity risk (WSR), and the cascading virtual WSR observed in global trade markets across 40 major economies spanning from 1995 to 2010. Results show that developing countries had rapid growth in both quantity and quality-related WSI, while major developed economies experienced a modest increase in water stress but mitigated quality-related risks, suggesting imbalanced progress towards SDG 6 across countries. 
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To mark International Women's Day 2024, Elsevier have curated and made freely available a special collection of journal articles and book chapters to advance knowledge and understanding relating to SDG 5: Gender Equality. The special collection features research relating to inclusion and the empowerment of women and girls across a broad range of disciplines and contexts including health, climate change, natural disasters, biodiversity, smart cities, sustainable development and leadership.
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The Lancet, 2024, ISSN 0140-6736, https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(23)02799-X.

This paper is about empowering women during the menopause and argues that an over-simplified narrative of menopause as a health problem to be solved by replacing hormones is not based on evidence and deflects attention from the need for substantial societal shifts in how menopause, and midlife/older women in general, are viewed and treated around the world.
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The Lancet, 2024, ISSN 0140-6736, https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(23)02800-3.

This paper is about premature menopause (before the age of 40) and early menopause (40-44) and highlights the specific research and care needed by women experiencing premature or early menopause.
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The Lancet, 2024, ISSN 0140-6736,
https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(23)02801-5.

This article is about mental health and menopause and questions the assumption that menopause always causes mental health problems whilst also identifying specific at-risk groups who may need additional support.
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The Lancet, 2024, ISSN 0140-6736,
https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(23)02802-7.

This paper is about treatment-induced menopause after cancer care. It highlights how treatment-induced menopause can lead to more severe symptoms than natural menopause and these are often overlooked during cancer care – especially in LMICs.
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Julian K. Trick, Marianne Stuart, Shaun Reeder,
Chapter 3 - Contaminated groundwater sampling and quality control of water analyses,
Editor(s): Benedetto De Vivo, Harvey E. Belkin, Annamaria Lima,
Environmental Geochemistry (Third Edition), Elsevier, 2024, Pages 35-62, ISBN 9780443138010

This chapter aligns with Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation by reviewing the tools available for the collection of groundwater samples, methods of on-site water-quality analysis, and the appropriate preservation and handling of samples. This work contributes to the anaylis of groundwater in efforts to monitor and improve water for populations.
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The Lancet Global Health, Volume 12, February 2024

This Series paper supports SDGs 3 and 5 by examining the determinants of maternal health and mortality and how these could be addressed to improve outcomes. The causes of maternal mortality, and efforts to improve maternal health, require a multipronged and multidisciplinary approach.
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The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, Volume 8, February 2024

As a type of violence in intimate relationships, reproductive coercion encompasses a range of behaviours that exert external control over reproductive autonomy, from threats to coerce pregnancy to sabotaging contraception and controlling outcomes of a pregnancy, such as coerced abortion or forced continuation of a pregnancy. At a time when reproductive rights and bodily autonomy are under attack in many countries, and when adolescents (especially transgender and gender-diverse youth) are experiencing large barriers to health care, elucidating core characteristics of reproductive coercion, identifying harm reduction strategies, and preventing relationship abuse and reproductive coercion are of paramount importance.

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