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Climate Change 2014: Impact, Adaptations, and Vulnerability

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Climate change The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report today that says the effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the oceans. The world, in ...

Health as the pulse of the new urban agenda- United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, Quito 2016

World Health Organization (WHO) Housing, Sustainable development Urban development This report considers how to integrate health into urban planning, investments, and policy decisions, so as to support the implementation and achievement of the goals and o ...

Ambient air pollution: A global assessment of exposure and burden of disease

World Health Organization (WHO) Air pollution, Pollutant, Burden of disease, Exposure, Health impacts This report presents a summary of methods and results of the latest WHO global assessment of ambient air pollution exposure and the resulting burden of d ...

Atlas of Health and Climate

World Health Organization (WHO) Weather, Climate, Major health challenges The Atlas of health and climate is a product of this unique collaboration between the meteorological and public health communities. It provides sound scientific information on the c ...

Energy Use in New Zealand Households: Report on the Year 10 Analysis for the Household Energy End-use Project (HEEP)

Isaacs, N. et al Energy use in homes The goal of HEEP is to understand how, where, when and why energy is used in New Zealand homes. This knowledge is being used to develop a model of the residential energy sector to help improve energy efficiency, reduce ...

Deaths Attributed to Heat, Cold, and Other Weather Events in the United States, 2006- 2010

Berko, J., et al National Health Statistics Objectives — This report examines heat-related mortality, cold-related mortality, and other weather-related mortality during 2006–2010 among subgroups of U.S. residents. Methods—Weather-related death rates for d ...

Environmental Health Inequalities in Europe

World Health Organization (WHO) Social determinants of health Recent debate on the social determinants of health has indicated that the unequal distribution of health and well-being in national populations is a major challenge for public health governance ...

General and Abdominal Adiposity and Risk of Death in Europe

Background Previous studies have relied predominantly on the body-mass index (BMI, the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters) to assess the association of adiposity with the risk of death, but few have examined whether the dist ...

A systematic review of the relationship between staff perceptions of organizational readiness to change and the process of innovation adoption in substance misuse treatment programs.

. 10.14655/11971-1097335 Peter Kelly, Josephine Hegarty, Joseph Barry, Kyle R Dyer, Aine Horgan Substance Misuse, Drug Problems. Fuel Poverty Health Inequalities Systematic Reviews Other Reviews http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/27435 © Public 1 January 2017 R ...

Preventing disease through healthy environments: a global assessment of the burden of disease from environmental risks

World Health Organization (WHO) Environmental health, Disease, Low income, Death The main message emerging from this new comprehensive global assessment is that premature death and disease can be prevented through healthier environments – and to a signifi ...

Capturing the Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency

International Energy Agency (IEA) Energy efficiency, Sustainability The traditional focus on energy savings as the main goal of energy efficiency policy has, at times, led to an underestimation of the full value of energy efficiency in both national and g ...

Climate Change, the Indoor Environment, and Health

Committee on the Effect of Climate Change on Indoor Air Quality and Public Health; Institute of Medicine Climate change   “……Indoor environmental conditions exert considerable influence on health, learning, and productivity. Poor environmental conditions ...

Health in the Green Economy

World Health Organization (WHO) CLIMATE CHANGE, ECONOMIC FACTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, HOUSING, POLICY MAKER, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, WELLBEING “……Evaluation of the health impacts of climate mitigation strategies is critical to informed decisions that wi ...

Evaluating the co-benefits of low-income energy-efficiency programmes

International Energy Agency (IEA) Energy efficiency The International Energy Agency’s Energy Efficiency Unit (EEU) has begun a new programme of work on innovative energy-efficiency policies for mitigating fuel poverty. The IEA's current research focu ...

Dietetic Students Possess Negative Attitudes Toward Obesity Similar to Nondietetic Students

Berryman, D.E., Dubale, G.M., Manchester, D.S. and Mittelstaedt, R. ATTITUDES, BELIEF, BODY IMAGE, BODY MEASUREMENTS, OBESITY A convenience sample comprised of 76 female dietetics (n=38) and nondietetics (n=38) majors was assessed for attitudes toward obe ...

Becoming "the fat girl": Acquisition of an Unfit Identity

Rice, C. Female body image, Body size In North American society, there are many disparaging depictions of girls and women with differences in body size. Despite growing dialogue about body acceptance, overweight and obesity increasingly are interpreted as ...

Body Image in the Balance

Devlin, M.J and Zhu, A.J. Body image, Body size This article explores how distress over body image can impact on mental health, both emotionally and psychologically. It also looks at the issue of gender and body image. While body image distress is on the ...

Changing Perceptions of the Childhood Obesity Epidemic

Evans, W.D., Renaud, J.M., Finkelstein, E., Kamerow, D.B. and Brown, D.S. Childhood obesity The aim of this study was to examine changes in public attitudes about childhood obesity and support for prevention. RTI surveyed US households (N = 1047 and N =11 ...

Childhood Overweight and the Relationship between Parent Behaviors, Parenting Style ' and Family Functioning

Rhee, K. Parenting, Family relations, Childhood, Overweight. This article discusses the relationship between parent behaviors, parenting style, and how a family functions with respect to the development of childhood overweight. Parents can influence a chi ...

Cultural Attitudes Toward Weight, Diet, and Physical Activity Among Overweight African American Girls

Boyington, J et al ATTITUDES, CULTURE, HEALTH POLICY, OVERWEIGHT, PREVENTION Little is known about attitudes and perceptions toward weight, diet, and physical activity among American youth, and particularly among young African American females. This pilot ...