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Preventive Medicine

  • The Economics of Addictive Behaviours Volume IIIby John Joshua

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 48.12

    This title offers an in-depth analysis of the causes, consequences and treatments of illicit drug abuse. The author examines the effects of existing drug policies and proposes drug use legalisation within a regulated market as a viable alternative. Joshua assesses the factors that make individuals vulnerable to drug abuse and the pathways they may... more...

  • Health Without Bordersby Paolo Vineis

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 27.97

    This book discusses globalization and its impact on human health. The population of the world grew from 1 billion in 1800 to 7 billion in 2012, and over the past 50 years the mean temperature has risen faster than ever before. Both factors continue to rise, as well as health inequalities. Our environment is changing rapidly, with tremendous consequences... more...

  • The Bright Side and the Dark Side of Patient Empowermentby Rocco Palumbo

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 48.12

    Patient empowerment as a key component in the future of healthcare systems is the focus of this concise in-depth analysis. It begins by defining patient empowerment as a collaborative partnership linking patients, providers, and systems, and examines the roles of health literacy, provider-patient and system-patient communication, and patient-centered... more...

  • Zika Virus Infectionby Marta Díaz-Menéndez; Clara Crespillo-Andújar

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 48.12

    This book describes the demographic and clinical patterns of Zika infection and evaluates the risk of it spreading to Europe. It reflects the hands-on experience of the author, who as a physician, was faced with the first-ever cases reported in Europe. Providing essential background information on the viral vector, it addresses the various symptoms... more...

  • Medicina del estilo de vidaby Garry Egger; Andrew Binns; Stephan Rössner; Michael Sagner

    Elsevier Health Sciences 2017; US$ 35.28

    Medicina del estilo de vida  presenta un contenido imprescindible dentro del ámbito de la prevención y tiene como objetivo principal difundir los conocimientos acerca de la prevención y el tratamiento de las enfermedades crónicas en los países desarrollados. A través de destacados especialistas internacionales, la obra recoge la experiencia... more...

  • Patient Navigationby Elizabeth A. Calhoun; Angelina Esparza

    Springer New York 2017; US$ 89.53

    Documenting the success and result of patient navigation programs, this book represents the culmination of years of research and practical experience by scientific leaders in the field. A practical guide to creating, implementing, and evaluating successful programs, Patient Naviation - Overcoming Barriers to Care offers a step-by-step guide towards... more...

  • A Text-Book of Medical Jurisprudence and Toxicologyby Rai Bahadur Jaising P. Modi

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 93.95

    Medical Jurisprudence and Toxicology for India covers some essential details and practical aspects of medical jurisprudence and toxicology. This book is organized into two part encompassing 34 chapters. The opening chapters of Part I deal with legal procedure in criminal courts, physical evidence of the crime, autopsy, exhumation, and some medico-legal... more...

  • The Economics of Addictive Behaviours Volume IIby John Joshua

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 50.31

    This title discusses the phenomenon of alcohol abuse as a behavioural disease and the associated costs. The author details alcohol’s status as a psychoactive drug; he notes, however, that in contrast to other psychoactive drugs, alcohol has been widely culturally accepted in Western countries and legally available, except in isolated incidents for... more...

  • The Lose Your Belly Dietby Travis Stork

    Transworld 2017; US$ 18.32

    We want to be healthy. We want to be lean. And we want to lose that annoying fat around our bellies. Now we can! The Lose Your Belly Diet is built around a very clear, research-based concept: eating food that nourishes and protects the microbes in your gut paves the way for weight loss and a slimmer middle. Most importantly, having great gut... more...

  • Indoor Air Quality in Healthcare Facilitiesby Stefano Capolongo; Gaetano Settimo; Marco Gola

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 48.12

    This interdisciplinary guide offers background, research findings, and practical strategies for assessing and improving air quality in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Positing good air quality as critical to patient and staff well-being, it identifies disease-carrying microbes, pollutants, and other airborne toxins and their health risks,... more...