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  • Good for You!by American Cancer Society; Edward Creagan

    American Cancer Society 2012; US$ 9.99

    Although no book can prevent cancer, this straightforward reference of manageable tips offers a practical and friendly approach for reducing the risk of developing cancer. Promoting simple yet thoughtful lifestyle choices that can dramatically lower cancer risk—from eating the right foods to getting the proper screening tests—this guide provides research-based... more...

  • Environmental Health Hazards and Social Justiceby Florence Margai

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    This book provides geographic perspectives and approaches for use in assessing the distribution of environmental health hazards and disease outcomes among disadvantaged population groups. Estimates suggest that about 40 per cent of the global burden of disease is attributable to exposures to biological and chemical pathogens in the physical environment.... more...

  • The Alzheimer's Prevention Programby Gary Small; Gigi Vorgan

    Workman Publishing Company 2012; US$ 13.95

    Want to keep Alzheimer?s at bay for years?ideally, forever? Prevention is the way, and this is the guide. Now in paperback and updated throughout, The Alzheimer?s Prevention Program is essential for everyone with a family history of Alzheimer?s, and for the 80 million baby boomers who worry whenever they forget someone?s name. It?s the book that... more...

  • Headache: a family doctor's guide to treating a common ailmentby Carole Hungerford

    Scribe Publications 2014; US$ 21.99

    From the author of the bestselling, Good Health in the 21st Century Currently, about one in six of us suffer from chronic headache. In Australia, it is estimated that around three million adults get migraines; based on that figure, on any one day almost 100,000 will have one, with about half missing work or school. And that one-in-six statistic... more...

  • Birth Without Doctorsby Jacqueline Vincent-Priya

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Most women giving birth in rural communities throughout the Third World cannot enjoy the ''benefits'' of modern medical assistance. They are usually too expensive and too far away. This book is the result of journeys and conversations between the author, traditional midwives and mothers which took place over several years in Malaysia and Indonesia.... more...

  • Sustaining Primary Health Careby Anne LaFond

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    Analyzing the dimensions of the struggle for effective health care in the developing countries, this study demonstrates how current governmental and donor agency policies in such countries as Uganda, Ghana, Nepal, Pakistan and Vietnam have failed to develop efficient systems. The author argues against the current emphasis on decentralization and privatization,... more...

  • Health and Climate Changeby Pim Martens

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    A study of the potentially enormous and devastating health impacts of the global atmospheric changes which are under way. The author uses available knowledge to model future health impacts, including: vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue fever and schistosomiasis; marine-borne diseases such as cholera and toxic algae; cancers and cataracts... more...

  • Health and Environmental Impact Assessmentby British Medical Association

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95

    This text shows why we need to develop an integrated approach to health and environmental impact assessment of development projects, and how this might be achieved. Case studies and examples are provided more...

  • Engineering Genesisby Donald Bruce; Ann Bruce

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Few issues have aroused so much public attention and controversy as recent developments in biotechnology. How can we make sound judgements of the cloning of Dolly the sheep, genetically altered foodstuffs, or the prospect of transplanting pigs' hearts into humans? Are we 'playing God' with nature? What is driving these developments, and how can they... more...

  • Influenza and Public Healthby Jennifer Gunn; Tamara Giles-Vernick; Susan Craddock

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 120.00

    Major influenza pandemics pose a constant threat. As evidenced by recent H5N1 avian flu and novel H1N1, influenza outbreaks can come in close succession, yet differ in their transmission and impact. With accelerated levels of commercial and population mobility, new forms of flu virus can also spread across the globe with unprecedented speed. Responding... more...