Special Issue "Current Trends in Health and Disease"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Women's Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: women’s health; pregnancy; reproductive medicine; type 2 diabetes; gestational diabetes; metformin; vitamin D; nutrition; clinical trials
Health is a dynamic and evolving concept, influenced by changes in communities and populations and the physical and political environments in which they live. Understanding the current health climate and upcoming healthcare trends can help stakeholders to stay abreast of important changes and be prepared for the future needs of both the population and the healthcare workforce. Current funding models are not sustainable, and the increased expenditure required to meet the rising health demands of an aging population are important issues confronting health systems worldwide. Moreover, workforce issues including gender disparities in health leadership have become pertinent issues in the current healthcare landscape. There is also increased recognition of women’s health issues more broadly, with research focusing on improving women’s health across the lifespan, particularly during the preconception and reproductive stages.
Today, the disease landscape has shifted from infectious to chronic diseases, and the impact of nutrition, lifestyle, and environmental factors on health has become more important than ever. Fortunately, advances in scientific technologies including mass spectrometry and omics techniques have enabled scientists to explore complex chronic disease pathways such as the gut microbiome and lipid metabolism in order to understand and mitigate these diseases. With all these changes afoot, a better understanding of current trends in health and disease can enable appropriate planning to tackle the impending challenges facing global health care systems.
This Special Issue seeks research papers on current trends in health and disease, including women’s health, the changing health workforce, health system funding models, and novel explorations of disease pathways, including the role of nutrition, metabolism, and inflammation. Especially, we encourage the submission of interdisciplinary work and collaborative inter-institutional research. We also encourage the submission of health systems and health policy-related manuscripts that focus on current health challenges and their remediation. We welcome original research papers using different study designs as well as systematic reviews and meta-analyses, protocol or methodology papers, and narrative reviews.
Dr. Aya Mousa
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Healthcare trends
- Women’s health
- Chronic disease
- Gender disparities
- Health workforce
- Funding models