World Health Day

7th April 2022

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Our planet, our health

The health of our planet and the health of the population that inhabits it go hand in hand.

Currently, our political, social, and commercial decisions are damaging both at an alarming rate. The World Health Organisation estimates that more than 13 million deaths around the world each year are due to avoidable environmental causes.

Breaking this cycle of self-destruction can only be achieved through the publication of robust, rigorous research. It is only with evidence-based science, reviewed by experts in the field, that policymakers and world leaders can make informed decisions about our climate and our health.

For World Health Day 2022, F1000Research invites you to take action, whether that's by increasing your awareness via our published content or by submitting your own ground-breaking research to one of our designated gateways.

Featured Articles

Physical activity promotion in the age of climate change

The importance of the global climate crisis requires linking physical activity promotion and climate action. This article provides a first overview of interconnections between physical activity promotion and climate action, potential synergies and discrepancies, aiming to stimulate further discussion about this topic.
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Effects of sociodemographic and socioeconomic factors on stroke development in Lebanese patients with atrial fibrillation: a cross-sectional study

Non-communicable diseases, the major cause of death and disability, are susceptible to modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors. Atrial fibrillation (AF) increases the risk of stroke by 4 to 5 times and can lead to cardiovascular mortality. This study was conducted to assess the effects of different sociodemographic and socioeconomic factors on stroke development in patients with AF.
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Risk factors for premature coronary artery disease (PCAD) in adults: a systematic review protocol

To the best of our knowledge, this review will be the first to observe a comprehensive list of risk factors including modifiable and non-modifiable for PCAD across subpopulations. This review is anticipated to classify research gaps in the existing literature and provide evidence for further studies on risk factors for PCAD. Moreover, this review will also conduct sub-group analyses by comparing risk factors for PCAD between LMICs versus HICs (geographical settings).
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Local attributable burden disease to PM2.5 ambient air pollution in Medellín, Colombia, 2010–2016

In this study, we provided a detailed view of the local burden of disease attributable to air pollution, for Medellín, one of most development cities of the country and region. Which recognizes the local character of the epidemiological phenomenon associated to air pollution, and the need for updated information to influence public environmental policy in the city.
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COP-eration for global food security

Considering that food production is a major driver for the loss of biological diversity, despite the fact that ample genetic reservoirs are crucial for the persistence of agriculture in a changing world, food can be a conduit for bringing biodiversity into people's minds and government agendas. If this generation is going to "live in harmony with nature," as the Aichi Biodiversity Targets indicate, such an integration needs to be developed between the agricultural and environmental sectors throughout the world, especially as an increasingly urban civilization severs its cultural connections to food origin.
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Health technology assessment capacity at national level in sub-Saharan Africa: an initial survey of stakeholders

Health technology assessment (HTA) is an effective tool for supporting priority setting (PS) in health. Stakeholder groups need to understand HTA appropriate to their role and to interpret and critique the evidence produced. We aimed to rapidly assess current health system priorities and policy areas of demand for HTA in Sub-Saharan Africa, and identify key gaps in data and skills to inform targeted capacity building.
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Find the perfect home for your research

At F1000Research, there are a number of different publishing options to make the most of your research. Our Gateways provide personalized portals for regular publications from scholarly societies, funders, institutions and communities. Submitting your article to a Gateway ensures additional visibility for your work and publication alongside other high-quality contributions from your research community.

Climate Action

The Climate Action Gateway brings together all content published on F1000Research related to climate change, its causes, impacts and potential solutions; making the information rapidly and openly accessible for others to consult and use, thus supporting the development of effective scientific, policy, economic, social and behavioural responses.
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Emerging Diseases and Outbreaks

The Emerging Diseases and Outbreaks Gateway brings together all content published on the F1000Research platform related to disease outbreaks at a local and global scale, as well as emerging infectious diseases.
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Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition

The Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition Gateway publishes a variety of research outputs relating all areas of agriculture, food and nutrition. This includes the nexus where these topics interact with key elements of the biosphere such as in climate, water, and land use.
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About F1000Research

F1000Research is a fully open access publishing platform, offering rapid publication of articles and other research outputs without editorial bias. All articles benefit from transparent post-publication peer review, and editorial guidance on making source data openly available.

F1000Research advocates for transparency and reproducibility in research, and our unique publishing model supports this at every stage. Articles can be published in as few as 14 days, with post-publication peer review creating an open dialogue between authors and their research community.

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