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Chinese officials probe unidentified pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan

Health officials in China are investigating the cause of a pneumonia outbreak in the city of Wuhan in Hubei province that has sickened 27 people and seems to be linked to a seafood market. Government officials in Hong Kong and Taiwan detailed what's known from mainland sources, and infectious disease news reporting sites such as FluTrackers, Avian Flu Diary, and ProMED Mail have been tracking official and media reports. In a statement today, Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection (CHP),...
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Recovery from the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a global health crisis that has affected millions of people around the world. With the emergence of new variants, it is becoming more important than ever to understand how to recover correctly and quickly from the virus. Recovery from COVID-19 is a multi-faceted process that involves physical, emotional, and mental aspects. In this analysis, we will explore some effective strategies to help individuals recover from COVID-19. The first step in recovering from...
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The “Asthma Valley”: Environmental Injustice in the South Bronx

Board Membe: Sherry Mi ·
Environmental injustice arises when minority or low-income communities are disproportionately exposed to environmental hazards. The United States perpetuates a negative cycle between environmental injustice and health disparities, as represented in the South Bronx, a neighborhood of New York City. The neighborhood is known as the “asthma valley” due to high local asthma rates: residents face detrimental air pollutants, which significantly debilitate their respiratory tract (Kilani). Asthma...
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The Underlying Correlations of Public Health and Urban Development

This article discusses the intersection of public health and real estate development in addressing the challenges facing cities today. It emphasizes the potential of development projects to enhance communities by addressing inequality, environmental racism, health outcomes, and climate change. The authors emphasize the importance of sophisticated tools and methods to ensure that projects have a positive impact on communities and stakeholders. Adele Houghton and Matthew Kiefer collaborated to...
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Urban planning crucial for better public health in cities

The World Health Organization started to emphasize the intersectional of health and urban planning years ago. In 2020, The World Health Organization and UN-Habitat have released a resource book “Integrating Health in Urban and Territorial Planning,” aiming to guide decision makers in the various sectors including public health, urban planning and other related sectors to prioritize human health in urban planning. The sourcebook provides a variety of resources, including frameworks,...
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