Time to Protect Our Common Home

Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) reached a historical landmark agreement in Paris on 12 December 2015, charting a fundamentally new course for global climate efforts. The Paris Agreement (PA) came into force on 4 November 2016, creating a history in multilateral diplomacy, as no other convention came into force so quickly. This reflects global political commitment and desire for a zero-carbon, climate-resilient future. Now we need to adopt procedures for operationalizing the new framework, institutions and processes established under the Agreement, starting from the COP22 at Marrakech. Timor-Leste is a small island state and has recently made the transition from conflict toward sustainable development. Climate change poses immense pressure to economic growth and development. Intensified climatic events are posing major threats to lives and livelihoods of Timorese population, notable in remote areas with large portions of the population below the poverty line. The 2015/16 El-Nino event seriously affected 120,000 people (approximately 10% of the overall population). Similar climate-induced development challenges are increasingly evident in many other parts of the world, particularly Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs). We, being the lowest emitters of GHGs, are the hardest hit from climate effects mostly caused by others. Still, we strongly echo the key essence of the Paris Agreement of sharin...
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Publication date: Available online 18 October 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Kishor Patwardhan
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionThis review shows that CAM may be useful for ALS treatment, but more evidence regarding the efficacy and molecular mechanisms is required to establish CAM as a good therapy for the treatment of ALS patients.
Source: Integrative Medicine Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionResearch-related curricular interventions in the Chinese medicine field should directly address model validity, as it is of significant interest to a majority of students.
Source: Integrative Medicine Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 October 2019Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): Francisco de la Cuerda, Fernando Rivero, Marcos García-Guimaraes, Teresa Bastante, Paula Antuña, Fernando Alfonso
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2019Source: Interventional Cardiology ClinicsAuthor(s): Binita Shah
Source: Interventional Cardiology Clinics - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2019Source: IJC Heart &VasculatureAuthor(s): Dominik Linz, Mathias Baumert, Lien Desteghe, Kadhim Kadhim, Kevin Vernooy, Jonathan M. Kalman, Dobromir Dobrev, Michael Arzt, Manu Sastry, Harry J.G.M. Crijns, Ulrich Schotten, Martin R. Cowie, R. Doug McEvoy, Hein Heidbuchel, Jeroen Hendriks, Prashanthan Sanders, Dennis H. LauAbstractIn patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), the prevalence of moderate-to-severe sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) ranges between 21% and 72% and observational studies have demonstrated that SDB reduces the efficacy of rhythm control strategies, whil...
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 October 2019Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Patrick Meagher, Mohamed Adam, Kim Connelly
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that worse prognosis in blacks with MF is mediated by higher disease stage at diagnosis and by earlier disease onset in black females. METHODS: We conducted retrospective chart review of 337 patients with clinically-suspected MF seen at Johns Hopkins between 2003 and 2018, requiring biopsy-proven disease for study inclusion. Patient demographics, initial stage/percent body surface area (BSA) involvement, pathology type, flow cytometry results, and treatment regimens were recorded. RESULTS: Of 303 patients with confirmed MF, 166 (55%) were white, 107 (35%) black...
Source: Journal of the National Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Natl Med Assoc Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe RF-EBT3 seems to be a detector suitable for measurements of the dose at the surface. This suggests that RF-EBT3 films might be good candidates as detectors for in vivo dosimetry.
Source: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Publication date: November–December 2019Source: Reports of Practical Oncology &Radiotherapy, Volume 24, Issue 6Author(s): Ngangom Robert, R.P. Chauhan, Arun Oinam, Bhavana RaiAbstractAimThe aim of this study was to formulate isodose volume relations encompassed by isodose surfaces in Co-60 and Ir-192 HDR intracavitary brachytherapy (ICBT) of cervix carcinoma using the Total Reference Air Kerma (TRAK).BackgroundThe TRAK and isodose volumes are radioactive source related. The formulated relations can easily estimate the irradiated isodose volume if the TRAK and dose are known. The C0-60 can also be used for brachyt...
Source: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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