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Preventive Medicine

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Coping with Population Challengesby Louise Lassonde

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Smog Alertby Derek Elsom

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95

    The world's cities are choking on pollution from traffic and industry. With the health of over 1.6 billion people under threat, poor urban air quality is fast becoming one of them most pressing environmental problems of our times. Smog Alert examines the causes and scale of urban air pollution, identifying who is most at risk, and what particular... more...

  • Healthy City Projects in Developing Countriesby Edmundo Werna; Trudy Harpham; Ilona Blue; Grey Goldstein

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    With the growth of cities and towns throughout the developing world have come significant health problems. The urban poor are particularly affected, faced with the worst of both worlds: urban problems such as pollution and stress, combined with infectious diseases common in both rural and urban areas. The Healthy City Project shows how to put health... more...

  • Health and Environmental Impact Assessmentby British Medical Association

    Taylor and Francis 2014; 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...