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Preventive Medicine

  • Nutrition and Lifestyle for Pregnancy and Breastfeedingby Peter Gluckman; Mark Hanson; Chong Yap Seng

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    Explaining the practical implications of new discoveries in 'life-course biology', Nutrition and Lifestyle for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding is an informed resource on factors that affect offspring development. The impact of parental lifestyle and behavioural choices influence not only fetal development and birth outcomes, but also postnatal... more...

  • Whole-body MRI Screeningby Ralf Puls; Norbert Hosten

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    The daily analysis of whole-body MRI datasets uncovers many incidental findings, which are discussed by an interdisciplinary advisory board of physicians. This book provides a systematic overview of these incidental findings with the aid of approximately 240 high-quality images. The radiologists involved in the project have written chapters on each... more...

  • Innovations in HIV Prevention Research and Practice through Community Engagementby Scott D. Rhodes

    Springer 2014; US$ 159.00

    HIV continues to be a profound challenge facing communities nationally and internationally. Until a vaccine or a cure is found, prevention remains a most crucial line of defense. However, the successes made to reduce exposure and transmission have not benefited all communities equally. HIV continues to affect vulnerable communities, and HIV-related... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Environment for Childrenby David Satterthwaite; et al

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Each year, millions of children die of environmental causes and many more suffer serious illness or injury. Children are often the most vulnerable to the condition of their environment -and their health is an index of its quality - but their wellbeing is rarely given priority by governments or aid agencies. Ironically, the problems can be traced back... 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...

  • Beyond Malthusby Lester R. Brown; Gary Gardner; Brian Halweil

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    On the bicentennial of Malthus' legendary essay on the tendency of population to grow more rapidly than the food supply, this book examines the impacts of population growth on 19 global resources and services, including food, fresh water, fisheries, jobs, education, income and health. Despite current hype of a 'birth dearth' in parts of Europe and... more...

  • Sustainability and Healthby Valerie A. Brown; John Grootjans; Jan Ritchie; Mardie Townsend; Glenda Verrinder

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Radical changes in the biosphere and human interaction with the environment are increasingly impacting on the health of populations across the world. Diseases are crossing the species barrier, and spreading rapidly through globalised transport systems. From new patterns of cancer to the threat of global pandemics, it is imperative that public health... more...