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  • Headachesby Egilius L.H. Spierings; Harvard Health Publications; Harvard Medical School

    Harvard Health Publications 2008; US$ 18.00

    Throughout history, migraine sufferers have endured an odd array of alleged remedies. Ancient Romans zapped headache pain with a jolt from a black torpedo fish, or electric ray. In the 13th century, Europeans tried rub-on potions of vinegar and opium. In 1660, a gruesome procedure dating back to prehistoric times known as trepanation (drilling holes... more...

  • Avian Influenzaby Ian Scoones

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 43.95

    Over the past decade, substantial resources have been spent on tackling avian influenza and building a global capacity for a pandemic response. The catastrophic costs of the 1918 influenza pandemic are well documented, and the swine flu pandemic of 2009-10 has raised the alarm yet again. Across the world, surveillance systems have been upgraded, stockpiles... more...

  • Epidemicsby Sarah Dry; Melissa Leach

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 45.95

    Recent disease events such as SARS, H1N1 and avian influenza, and haemorrhagic fevers have focussed policy and public concern as never before on epidemics and so-called 'emerging infectious diseases'. Understanding and responding to these often unpredictable events have become major challenges for local, national and international bodies. All too often,... more...

  • Tabakatlas Deutschland 2009 (German Edition)by Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum

    Springer 2010; US$ 19.99

    Tabakkonsum tötet: Jedes Jahr sterben in Deutschland etwa 110.000 Menschen an den Folgen des Rauchens. Raucher büßen durchschnittlich über 10 Jahre ihrer Lebenserwartung ein. Der Tabakatlas Deutschland gibt erstmals einen umfassenden Überblick über Tabakprodukte und ihre Eigenschaften, über die regionalen Unterschiede des Tabakkonsums in Deutschland... more...

  • Health and Povertyby Gijs Walraven

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    There is growing interest and concern about the unacceptable differentials in health between and within countries. This comes out of the realization that poor people will only be able to prosper, and emerge from poverty, if they enjoy better health. Healthy populations are a precondition for sustainable development. Using a novel combination of the... more...

  • Lose Weight, Have More Energy and Be Happier in 10 Daysby Peter Glickman; Carlos M. Garcia

    Peter Glickman, Inc. 2011; US$ 16.95

    Lose Weight, Have More Energy & Be Happier in 10 Days doesn't sound possible, but most people who have completed the Master Cleanse swear by it. If you are like most people, you want answers to your increasing health problems, but have less money to spend on gyms, expensive weight loss programs and pills. You want a simple and inexpensive way to... more...

  • African Americans and HIV/AIDSby Donna H. McCree; Kenneth T. Jones; Ann O'Leary

    Springer 2010; US$ 149.00

    The HIV/AIDS epidemic is burgeoning among African American men and women. Despite comprising only 13 percent of the population, 50 percent of new HIV diagnoses in 2004 were among African Americans. Among women and men who have sex with men (MSM), African Americans are grossly disproportionately affected by this epidemic, and this trend shows no sign... more...

  • Nutritional Epidemiology of Breast Cancerby Alvaro Luis Ronco; Eduardo De Stéfani

    Springer 2011; US$ 189.00

    This book is the first one published exclusively on the field of nutritional epidemiology of breast cancer. It summarizes the currently existing knowledge, with an updated and comprehensive international bibliography (~ 1.000 references). The authors also performed a review on the epidemiological studies on nutrition and breast cancer carried out in... more...

  • Ecological Public Healthby Geof Rayner; Tim Lang

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    What is public health? To some, it is about drains, water, food and housing, all requiring engineering and expert management. To others, it is the State using medicine or health education and tackling unhealthy lifestyles.  This book argues that public health thinking needs an overhaul, a return to and modernisation around ecological principles.... more...

  • Environments for Healthby John MacDonald

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 41.95

    'John Macdonald once again turns the traditional approach to health care on its head. Instead of merely diagnosing and managing disease, he urges health services ? and indeed society ? to foster health ... and articulates a vision of a health promoting ? a salutogenic ? society'. Dimity Pond, School of Medical Practice and Population Health, University... more...