Coronavirus (547) CABI Global Health: May's focus topic is Coronavirus and Mental Health

5 May, 2020

Dear HIFA colleagues


Our new online site allows you to browse and search public health research information alongside free news and alerts. Our aim is to keep you on top of public health developments from around the world.

Each month the Global Health site has a monthly focus on an important public health issue and provides a related news item, a useful smart search, and a selection of focussed records, book chapters and CAB reviews.


The Home page news article is: “Coronavirus: negative impacts of COVID-19 lockdown on mental health". Lockdown has increased loneliness -a key risk factor for mental health problems- and limited access to mental health support. Our news article reports on:

- Loneliness survey by the Mental Health Foundation which found that young adults (18-24 years) in the UK are nearly 3x as lonely since lockdown.

- Response of the “public mental health” section of EUPHA* who met to discuss how they could monitor and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on mental health in Europe. They plan to focus on mitigation for vulnerable groups, health workers and youth; and compare each country’s response.

Read the news article here:

You can find out about *EUPHA: public mental health section here:


Our coronavirus content, human and animal, is FREE to ALL to search & browse on Global Health at: Tell everyone you know!

[To access: use the pop-up to Register an account, then Redeem a voucher code, and Login. Once, redeemed you can login as many times as needed. HIFA members please use voucher code: CV10YLTW42E3]

FREE news articles found on our 6 theme pages and 7 regional pages include:

Chronic Diseases & Ageing: Shortage of coronavirus ‘cure’ hits mothers with lupus

Infectious Diseases: Polio, measles outbreaks ‘inevitable’, say vaccine experts

Nutrition & Food Sciences: Faba beans- protein isolate breakthrough

Europe &Central Asia: Leaf beetle brings hope to millions affected by ragweed pollen*

Sub-Saharan Africa: Public transport could stifle Africa’s COVID-19 control

* A paper in Nature Communications from CABI’s own researchers, specialists in invasive species and biological control. It describes a beetle which reduced common ragweed pollen by up to 82% in Italian field studies. Ragweed is invasive in over 30 European countries, causes millions of people to suffer pollen allergies and economic losses of billions of euros.

Read the leaf beetle article here:

Read ALL news items and try out the new site and its novel features here:

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1. HOMEPAGE with monthly focus topic

2. BROWSE BY THEME: 6 themes - Chronic Diseases & Ageing, Infectious Diseases, Disease Vectors & Entomology, Health & wellbeing, Environmental & Occupational Health, and Nutrition & Food Science

3. BROWSE BY REGION: 7 regions - giving you access to the regional content and news that's important to your study and practice.

4. READ NEWS & ALERTS chosen to match the theme or region.

5. USE SMART SEARCHES on each page along with a traditional search box to access the underlying Global Health database.

HOW CABI’S GLOBAL HEALTH SITE CAN SUPPORT YOUR PUBLIC HEALTH STUDY OR PRACTICE It includes more than 4.2 million records, dedicated to public health, with full text hosted for over 110,000 articles including 354 CABI book chapters, around 180 reviews from CABI's very own e-journal CAB Reviews and over 800 news items from 2014 - 2020 with more added every week.

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HIFA profile: Wendie Norris is Editor of the Global Health & Tropical Diseases Bulletin, at CAB International, UK. CABI improves people's lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. Wendie has a background as a research scientist in developmental biology. She is a member of the HIFA Steering group.

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