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Revealing the determinants of gender inequality in urban cycling with large-scale data
Cycling uptake has gone up, but women still cycle much less than men. What role does the urban environment play in this gender-cycling gap? Check out our new study on EPJ Data Science.
Publication Date: 18 Apr 2023
Author(s): Alice Battiston, Ludovico Napoli , Paolo Bajardi , André Panisson , Alan Perotti, Michael Szell and Rossano Schifanella
Natural environments, psychosocial health, and health behaviors in a crisis – A scoping review of the literature in the COVID-19 context
The COVID-19 outbreak led to major restrictions globally, affecting people’s psychosocial health and their health behaviors. Thus, the purpose of this scoping review was to summarize the available research regarding nature and health in the COVID-19 context. Overall, the findings indicate that nature may mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on psychological health and physical activity. Through a systematic thematic...
Publication Date: 13 Apr 2023
Cooling cities through urban green infrastructure: a health impact assessment of European cities
“We already know that high temperatures in urban environments are associated with negative health outcomes, such as cardiorespiratory failure, hospital admission, and premature death. This study is the largest of its kind, and the first to specifically look at premature mortality caused by higher temperatures in cities and the number of deaths that could be prevented by increasing tree cover,” says lead author, Tamar...
Publication Date: 31 Jan 2023
Author(s): Tamara Iungman, MPH, Marta Cirach, MSc, Federica Marando, PhD, Evelise Pereira Barboza, MPH, Sasha Khomenko, MSc, Pierre Masselot, PhD, Marcos Quijal-Zamorano, MSc, Natalie Mueller, PhD, Antonio Gasparrini, PhD, José Urquiza, PhD, Mehdi Heris, PhD, M
What socio-demographic characteristics of university students in Southern Germany predict their urban nature connectedness?
Promoting mental health addresses a global societal challenge. Nature connectedness, or relatedness to natural systems, is associated with increased well-being and mental health. This cross- sectional online study addressed this issue by identifying socio-demographic predictors of urban nature connectedness.
Publication Date: 03 Aug 2022
Author(s): Scho ̈nbach DMI, Tiscareno-Osorno X, MacIntyre TE, Smith S, MacIntyre D, Demetriou Y
Usage of Mobile Applications or Mobile Health Technology to Improve Diet Quality in Adults
The use of mobile applications for dietary purposes has dramatically increased along with the consistent development of mobile technology. Assessing diet quality as a dietary pattern or an indicator across key food groups in comparison to those recommended by dietary guidelines is useful for identifying optimal nutrient intake. This systematic review aims to explore mobile applications and their impact on the diet...
Publication Date: 12 Jun 2022
Author(s): Alan Scarry, Jennifer Rice, Eibhlís M. O’Connor, Audrey C. Tierney