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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
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...
- Muscle Joint Nerve 2003; US$ 65.95
2001 Bell's Palsy is the first and most authoritative e-book on Bell's palsy or the paralysis of the muscles of the face of unknown cause. It shows that all current treatments used by physicians, including steroids, are ineffective. It uniquely shows the discovery of an effective treatment for the prevention of and cure for Bell's palsy and the... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2002; US$ 18.99
Millions of Americans follow the "best" medical advice every day to prevent heart attacks -- eating the standard low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet so widely recommended by doctors -- but in fact they are placing themselves at greater risk for heart disease. In Syndrome X: Overcoming the Silent Killer That Can Give You a Heart Attack, Dr. Gerald Reaven,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 150.00
Risk, Age and Pregnancy provides an in-depth case study of the operation of a prenatal genetic screening and testing system. The methodology integrates observational, qualitative interview and survey data. The perspectives of pregnant women, hospital doctors and midwives are explored in depth, as is the communication between women and the hospital... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 145.00
Of the ten most common causes of death in industrialized countries, at least two-thirds are lifestyle related (i.e. poor nutrition, physical inactivity, overweight/obesity, cigarette smoking, alcohol/drug abuse and the environment, among others). The rapidly expanding elder population will put further demands on health care systems already burdened... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 147.95
The second edition of this best-selling book has been thoroughly revised and expanded to reflect the significant changes and advances made in systematic reviewing. New features include discussion on the rationale, meta-analyses of prognostic and diagnostic studies and software, and the use of systematic reviews in practice. more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 199.95
Prostate cancer continues to be a major threat to men's health, the second most common cancer in men, in many countries. Therefore it is increasingly important that those faced with difficult clinical questions make the right decisions. Since the first volume was published in 2000, many debates persist but new controversies have also emerged, reflected... more...
- Pan American Health Organization 2001; US$ 18.00
Con el fin de detener la creciente ola de consumo de tabaco en las Américas, la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) patrocina varias actividades, entre ellas la investigación sobre la legislación y las políticas de control del tabaco en toda la Región, la coordinación y adopción de medidas de control del uso de tabaco en los países, y la aplicación... more...
- World Health Organization 2002; US$ 45.00
With increasing life expectancy, measuring population health levels on the basis of mortality rates alone has become less and less relevant in many populations. At the same time, societies invest substantial resources in promoting healthy life, in addition to preventing premature death. But how effective have these efforts been? What is the appropriate... more...