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HSC Medicine, Dentistry and Healthcare Sciences Current Awareness Bulletins: Environment and Health

Environment and Health current awareness bulletin

Frequency: Bi-monthly

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May 2024

Ambient air pollution and adverse birth outcomes 10.1111/1471-0528.17727 

Ambient temperature and preterm birth 10.1111/1471-0528.17720 

Assessing the impact of temperature on the duration of COVID-19 transmission in Terengganu, Malaysia: implications for public health strategies (no DOI)

Assessment of the association between ambient air pollution and stillbirth in the UK 10.1111/1471-0528.17696 

Chemicals in menstrual products 10.1111/1471-0528.17668

Climate change and stroke 10.1161/STROKEAHA.123.043826

Environmental sustainability and AI in radiology 10.1148/radiol.232030

Environmental sustainability in obstetrics and gynaecology 10.1111/1471-0528.17637 

Estimated health effects from domestic use of gaseous fuels for cooking and heating in high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries 10.1016/S2213-2600(23)00427-7

An expert review of environmental heat exposure and stillbirth in the face of climate change: Clinical implications and priority issues 10.1111/1471-0528.17622

Exposure to microplastics and human reproductive outcomes 10.1111/1471-0528.17756 

Future proofing health in response to climate change and rapid urbanisation in Africa 10.1136/bmj-2023-076476

Health effects of fossil fuel–derived endocrine disruptors 10.1056/NEJMra2300476

Heat stress and adverse pregnancy outcome 10.1111/1471-0528.17680

How climate change is changing vaccination planning 10.1136/bmj.q360

Impact of drought on mental and behavioral disorders, contributions of research in a climate change context 10.1007/s00484-024-02657-x

Impacts of active travel interventions on travel behaviour and health: Results from a five-year longitudinal travel survey in Outer London 10.1016/j.jth.2024.101771

Microplastics and nanoplastics in atheromas and cardiovascular events 10.1056/NEJMoa2309822

Outdoor light at night, air pollution, and risk of cerebrovascular disease 10.1161/STROKEAHA.123.044904

Persistent organic pollutant exposure as a risk factor of gestational diabetes mellitus 10.1111/1471-0528.17725 

Relationship between climate change and skin cancer and implications for prevention and management 10.1016/j.puhe.2023.12.003

Shaping urban environments to improve respiratory health: recommendations for research, planning, and policy 10.1016/S2213-2600(23)00329-6

Switching from disposable to reusable PPE 10.1136/bmj-2023-075778


BJOG (Apr); BMJ, The (Mar-Apr); International Journal of Biometeorology (Mar); Journal of Transport and Health (Mar); Lancet Respiratory Medicine, The (Mar-Apr); Medical Journal of Malaysia, The (Mar); NEJM (7th Mar); Public Health (Feb); Radiology (Feb); Stroke (Apr)

March 2024

Climate and health challenges for Paris 2024 Olympics and Paralympics 10.1136/bmj-2023-077925

Climate change and mental health—time to act now 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2023.3413

Climate change: health effects in the UK (4th UK Government report - GOV-14571)

Climate change perception and mental health 10.3390/ejihpe14010014

Communities creating climate solutions for a healthy planet and healthy people 10.1038/s44168-023-00077-y

The effect of the urban exposome on COVID-19 health outcomes 10.1016/j.envres.2023.117351

Effects of cooking with liquefied petroleum gas or biomass on stunting in infants 10.1056/NEJMoa2302687

Environmental impact of low-dose methoxyflurane versus nitrous oxide for analgesia 10.1136/emermed-2022-213042

Exposure of U.S. adults to microplastics from commonly-consumed proteins 10.1016/j.envpol.2023.123233

Exposure-response associations between chronic exposure to fine particulate matter and risks of hospital admission for major cardiovascular diseases 10.1136/bmj-2023-076939

Floods and diarrhea risk in young children in low- and middle-income countries 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2023.3964

Green space morphology and school myopia in China 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2023.6015

Interventional pain physician beliefs on climate change 10.1016/j.inpm.2023.100287

Liquefied petroleum gas or biomass cooking and severe infant pneumonia 10.1056/NEJMoa2305681

Pathways to a healthy net-zero future: report of the Lancet Pathfinder Commission 10.1016/S0140-6736(23)02466-2

Perinatal mental health outcomes following natural disasters 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2023.3564

Pollution and endometriosis: A deep dive into the environmental impacts on women's health 10.1111/1471-0528.17687

Rapid single-particle chemical imaging of nanoplastics by SRS microscopy 10.1073/pnas.2300582121

Reducing patient and planetary harms from high anticholinergic burden medication 10.1136/bmj-2023-075708

The role of Latin America and the Caribbean in global environmental health policy 10.7189/jogh.13.03035

The short-term effect of ambient particulate matter on suicide death 10.1186/s12940-023-01042-2

Short term exposure to low level ambient fine particulate matter and natural cause, cardiovascular, and respiratory morbidity among US adults with health insurance 10.1136/bmj-2023-076322

Sustainable health care: a real-world appraisal of a modern imaging department 10.1016/j.clinimag.2023.110025

Sustainable imaging in the era of the climate emergency: a personal view 10.1016/j.crad.2023.08.010

Why learning how to swallow pills is good for patients, parents, and the planet 10.1136/bmj-2023-076257

Wildfires and COVID-19: syndemic impact on maternal and child health 10.1016/j.tem.2023.08.009


BJOG (Mar); BMJ (Jan-Feb); Clinical Imaging (Jan); Clinical Radiology (Dec); Emergency Medicine Journal (Dec); Environmental Health (Jan); Environmental Pollution (Feb); Environmental Research (Jan); European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education (Jan); Interventional Pain Medicine (Dec); JAMA Ophthalmology (Jan); JAMA Psychiatry (Dec); Journal of Global Health (Dec); Lancet, The (6th-12th Jan); NEJM (4th Jan); NPJ Climate Action (Jan); PNAS (Jan); Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism (Dec); UK Government website (Dec)

January 2024

The 2023 China report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change DOI: 10.1016/S2468-2667(23)00245-1

Addressing global environmental challenges to mental health using population neuroscience DOI: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2023.2996

Ambient greenness, access to local green spaces, and subsequent mental health: a 10-year longitudinal dynamic panel study of 2·3 million adults in Wales DOI: 10.1016/S2542-5196(23)00212-7

Associations of residential greenness and ambient air pollution with overweight and obesity in older adults DOI: 10.1002/oby.23856

Climate change and health: addressing gaps through patient education in the emergency department DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2023.05.015

Comparison of particulate air pollution from different emission sources and incident dementia in the US DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2023.3300

Environmental violence: a tool for planetary health research DOI: 10.1016/S2542-5196(23)00190-0

Exploring medical students’ perceptions and understanding of the health impacts of climate change DOI: 10.1186/s12909-023-04769-1

Global health burden and cost of lead exposure in children and adults: a health impact and economic modelling analysis DOI: 10.1016/S2542-5196(23)00166-3

Greatly enhanced risk to humans as a consequence of empirically determined lower moist heat stress tolerance DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2305427120

Health and economic benefits of air pollution reductions in Vietnam during 2020–2021 DOI: 10.3389/ijph.2023.1606238

Inequality in behavioural heat adaptation: an empirical study with mobility data from the transport system in New York City, NY, USA DOI: 10.1016/S2542-5196(23)00195-X

Mental health impacts of climate change among vulnerable populations globally DOI: 10.5334/aogh.4105

Neighborhood greenspace and neighborhood income associated with white matter grade worsening: Cardiovascular Health Study DOI: 10.1002/dad2.12484

Projections of mortality risk attributable to short-term exposure to landscape fire smoke in China, 2021–2100: a health impact assessment study DOI: 10.1016/S2542-5196(23)00192-4

Residential proximity to a commercial pesticide application site and risk of chronic rhinosinusitis DOI: 10.1001/jamaoto.2023.1499

Sex associations between air pollution and estimated atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk determination DOI: 10.3389/ijph.2023.1606328

Waterborne diseases that are sensitive to climate variability and climate change DOI: 10.1056/NEJMra2300794


Alzheimer's and Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring (Oct); Annals of Emergency Medicine (Nov); Annals of Global Health (Oct); BMC Medical Education (Oct); International Journal of Public Health (Oct); JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery (Sep); JAMA Psychiatry (Oct); Lancet Planetary Health, The (Oct); Lancet Public Health, The (Nov); NEJM (7th Dec); Obesity (Oct); PNAS (Oct)