Health and population

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.
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Music and the Aging Brain, 2020, Pages 107-149

This chapter addresses goal 3 by discussing music processing in dementia and the development of musical therapies.
This book chapter advances SDGs 3 and 15 by explaining how malaria presents challenges that are heavily linked to multiple sustainability goals, and advances in drug-development is a key part of addressing future challenges here.
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Current Research in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 3, June 2020, 100009

This article contributes to SDGs 3 and 12 by providing a current update on the evidence from animal and human studies of the role of environmental obesogens in obesity, a comprehensive view of the mechanisms of action of these obesogens and the current green and sustainable chemistry strategies to overcome chemical exposure to prevent obesity.
This paper discusses the challenges in safely re-opening indoor sport centres and the measures already suggested by others to partly tackle these challenges. It also elaborates three potential additional measures and based on these additional measures, it suggests the concept of a certificate of equivalence that could allow indoor sports centers with such a certificate to re-open safely and more rapidly. It also attempts to stimulate increased preparedness of indoor sports centers that should allow them to remain open safely during potential next waves of SARS-CoV-2 as well as future pandemics. This contributes to SDGs 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 16.
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Community Mental Health Engagement with Racially Diverse Populations, 2020, Pages 15-48

This chapter addresses SDGs 3 and 10 by addressing the disparities existing in mental healthcare in the US Latinx population.
This chapter addresses Goal 3 by exploring a faith-based mental health promotion (FBMHP) programme.
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Psychiatry Research, Volume 291, September 2020, 113256

This article addresses Goal 3 by exploring the use of telehealth to conduct forensic evaluations for asylum seekers.
This book chapter advances SDGs 3 and 10 by explaining how the acquisition of microbial communities during early life is closely intertwined with children’s immune and metabolic development. Environmental influences like prenatal maternal factors, delivery mode, peripartum antibiotic administration, nutrition, and the indoor microbiome in the hospital and home play a part during this critical early window.
This article addresses Goal 3 by discussing the psychological influence of COVID-19 on the general public and patients with mental disorders.

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