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Infectious and parasitic diseases

  • The Historical Ecology of Malaria in Ethiopiaby James C. McCann

    Ohio University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    Malaria is an infectious disease like no other: it is a dynamic force of nature and Africa?s most deadly and debilitating malady. James C. McCann tells the story of malaria in human, narrative terms and explains the history and ecology of the disease through the science of landscape change. All malaria is local. Instead of examining the disease at... more...

  • Advances in Parasitologyby David Rollinson; Russell Stothard

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 231.00

    First published in 1963, Advances in Parasitology contains comprehensive and up-to-date reviews in all areas of interest in contemporary parasitology. Advances in Parasitology includes medical studies of parasites of major influence, such as Plasmodium falciparum and trypanosomes. The series also contains reviews of more traditional areas,... more...

  • A Short History of Diseaseby Sean Martin

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 10.19

    Throughout history, disease has plagued human civilisations, claiming more lives than natural disasters and warfare combined. Now, in 2015, the world's response to the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, which has caused widespread devastation since it was first reported in March 2014, is at the forefront of health discussions. A Short History of Disease... more...

  • Freaks of Natureby Wendy Brotherlin

    Spencer Hill Press 2015; US$ 6.99

    The global Ebola-X pandemic of 2022 lasted five months, two weeks, and six days before a cure could be found. In its wake, it left a generation of psionic freaks, who can turn a single thought into a weapon...or worse.Fifteen-year-old Devon McWilliams is one of those freaks, but Devon rates a big fat zero on the scale of cool psychic abilities. Days... more...

  • Exercises for Patella (Kneecap) Pain, Patellar Tendinitis, and Common Operations for Kneecap Problemsby Frank R. Noyes; Sue Barber-Westin

    Publish Green 2015; US$ 6.99

    Patellar (kneecap) pain and patellar tendinitis are common reasons patients seek medical treatment. These problems are especially concerning in younger people who are physically active. There are different potential causes of patellar pain and tendinitis and home remedies may not always help. The good news is that most patients with these problems... more...

  • Testing for Athlete Citizenshipby Kathryn E. Henne

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 28.95

    Incidents of doping in sports are common in news headlines, despite regulatory efforts. How did doping become a crisis? What does a doping violation actually entail? Who gets punished for breaking the rules of fair play? In Testing for Athlete Citizenship , Kathryn E. Henne, a former competitive athlete and expert in the law and science of anti-doping... more...

  • German Sports, Doping, and Politicsby Michael Krüger; Christian Becker; Stefan Nielsen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 69.99

    This book examines doping in Germany, with primary attention given to West Germany, from 1950 to the present, including what societal, cultural, and institutional pressures arose after WWII to bring about such prevalence of doping in the country. more...

  • The Origin of Chronic Inflammatory Systemic Diseases and their Sequelaeby Rainer Straub

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 140.00

    Chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel diseases, and others typically stimulate a systemic response of the entire body. This response has a uniform character in many diseases because common pathways are switched on. The uniform response regulates systemic energy and... more...

  • Pandemics, Science and Policyby Sudeepa Abeysinghe

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    Pandemics, Science and Policy analyses the World Health Organisation's (WHO) management of the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic. Abeysinghe illustrates the ways in which the WHO's account was vulnerable to contestation, and ultimately how uncertain risks can affect policy and action on the global level. more...

  • One Healthby J. Zinsstag; E. Schelling; D. Waltner-Toews; M. Whittaker; M. Tanner

    CABI 2015; US$ 105.00

    The One Health concept of combined veterinary and human health continues to gain momentum, but the supporting literature is sparse. In this book, the origins of the concept are examined and practical content on methodological tools, data gathering, monitoring techniques, study designs, and mathematical models is included. Zoonotic diseases, with discussions... more...