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  • Smog Alertby Derek Elsom

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95

    The world's cities are choking on pollution from traffic and industry. With the health of over 1.6 billion people under threat, poor urban air quality is fast becoming one of them most pressing environmental problems of our times. Smog Alert examines the causes and scale of urban air pollution, identifying who is most at risk, and what particular... more...

  • Healthy City Projects in Developing Countriesby Edmundo Werna; Trudy Harpham; Ilona Blue; Grey Goldstein

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    With the growth of cities and towns throughout the developing world have come significant health problems. The urban poor are particularly affected, faced with the worst of both worlds: urban problems such as pollution and stress, combined with infectious diseases common in both rural and urban areas. The Healthy City Project shows how to put health... more...

  • Final Reportby Soeren Mattke; Kristin R. Van Busum; Grant Martsolf

    RAND Corporation 2014; US$ 9.95

    The Affordable Care Act places strong emphasis on quality of care as a means to improve outcomes for Americans and promote the financial sustainability of our health care system. This report attempts to help employers understand the structural differences between health plans and the performance dimensions along which plans can differ, as well as to... more...

  • The End of World Population Growth in the 21st Centuryby Warren C. Sanderson; Wolfgang Lutz; Sergei Scherbov

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95

    The 20th century was the century of explosive population growth, resulting in unprecedented impacts; in contrast, the 21st century is likely to see the end of world population growth and become the century of population aging. We are currently at the crossroads of these demographic regimes. This book presents fresh evidence about our demographic future... more...

  • Diseases of Globalizationby Christine McMurray; Roy Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    The emergence of a global economy has led to the erosion of local autonomy and national sovereignty with an associated emphasis on the spread of liberal, free-market economics. A clear divide is appearing between those benefiting from and those disadvantaged by this process. Among the most important consequences are changes in the patterns of health... more...

  • Coping with Population Challengesby Louise Lassonde

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Despite rapidly decreasing rates of population growth caused by reduced fertility in the majority of world regions, demographers are predicting that the world's population will still double by the year 2050. The question is therefore no longer the traditional one of whether the planet can support so many people, but how to provide a sustainable future... more...

  • Laufen und Walking im Alterby Dieter Kleinmann

    Springer 2006; US$ 39.99

    Laufen und "Nordic Walking" als Massenphänomen. Doch sollen auch ältere, bisher körperlich inaktive oder von Altersbeschwerden geplagte Menschen damit beginnen? Hier informiert Sie ein erfahrener Sportmediziner über Voraussetzungen, Trainingsgrundsätze und was Sie berücksichtigen müssen. Er unterscheidet zwischen Training aus gesundheitlichen Gründen... more...

  • Screeningby Angela Dean; Susan Lewis

    Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2006; US$ 119.00

    Covers three areas of screening in various guises: industry, chemical/pharmaceutical, and genetic/medical. This book is useful for those working in fields such as industrial quality improvement, engineering research and development, genetic and medical screening, drug discovery, and computer simulation of manufacturing systems or economic models. more...

  • Hospital-Acquired Infectionsby Zsolt Filetoth

    Wiley 2008; US$ 72.99

    Hospital acquired infections (HAI) are complications of health care which affect on average 10 percent of patients admitted to hospital world wide. They have serious public health implications by changing the quality of life of patients and sometimes causing disability or even death. The purpose of this comprehensive text is to provide nurses and junior... more...

  • Trade and Healthby WHO

    World Health Organization 2009; US$ 25.00

    SPS, TRIPS, trade-distorting subsidies, Doha Paragraph Six... The language of trade and health is specialized and may seem obscure. Though the language may be daunting, international trade agreements now being negotiated affect all of us, and health professionals in particular need to master the terminology if they are to participate in the national... more...