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  • 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...

  • Health Activismby Glenn Laverack

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 48.00

    The first book to be published on a topic which is rising on the agenda in health studies and public health. The book will be recommended reading for those studying and working in public health and health promotion. 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 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...

  • Urban Health in Developing Countriesby Marcel Tanner; Trudy Harpham

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    The impact of urbanization on the health of citizens in developing countries has received increasing attention recently. This book addresses the problems in an integrated way, looking in detail at both the problems themselves and the action and research necessary to alleviate them. It includes contributions from leading practitioners and advisors to... 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...

  • Mountains Beyond Mountainsby Tracy Kidder

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 13.31

    Profound and powerful, Mountains Beyond Mountains takes us from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba and Russia, as the charismatic but flawed genius Dr Paul Farmer challenges widely-held preconceptions about poverty and healthcare. As a medical student, Farmer found his life's calling: to cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools... more...

  • Mountains Beyond Mountainsby Tracy Kidder

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 13.31

    Profound and powerful, Mountains Beyond Mountains takes us from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba and Russia, as the charismatic but flawed genius Dr Paul Farmer challenges widely-held preconceptions about poverty and healthcare. As a medical student, Farmer found his life's calling: to cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools... more...