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Preventive Medicine

  • The End of Alzheimer’sby Dale Bredesen

    Ebury Publishing 2017; US$ 21.14

    The first proven plan to reverse Alzheimer’s Disease. In The End of Alzheimer’s Dr Dale Bredesen offers real hope to anyone looking to prevent and even reverse Alzheimer’s Disease and the cognitive decline of dementia. Revealing that AD is not one condition but in fact three, he outlines 36 metabolic factors, including micronutrients, hormone... more...

  • The Economics of Addictive Behaviours Volume IVby John Joshua

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 50.55

    This title offers an in-depth analysis of the psychological causes and consequences of, and proposed interventions for over-eating. The author examines the history of obesity and its distribution by social class and geography, the environmental effects of overconsumption and economic remedies such as the introduction of a sugar tax to reduce obesity.... more...

  • Networked Cancerby Carsten Stage

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.14

    This book investigates how individual cancer narratives change in an age of networked social media. Through a range of case studies, it shows that a new type of entrepreneurial cancer narrative is currently evolving. This narrative is characterised by using illness to build projects and produce various forms of economic and social value, to stimulate... more...

  • Sustainable Nutrition in a Changing Worldby Hans Konrad Biesalski; Adam Drewnowski; Johanna T. Dwyer; JJ Strain; Peter Weber; Manfred Eggersdorfer

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 152.84

    This book is the first of its kind to tackle in detail the nutritional requirements of the industrialized, so-called developed world. It discusses the link between socio-economic status and food security, focusing especially on the relationship between income and food security in different age groups. The authors calculate the actual levels of essential... more...

  • HIV/AIDS in Rural Communitiesby Fayth M. Parks; Gregory S. Felzien; Sally Jue

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 94.05

    This wide-ranging volume reviews the experience and treatment of HIV/AIDS in rural America at the clinical, care system, community, and individual levels. Rural HIV-related phenomena are explored within healthcare contexts (physician shortages, treatment disparities) and the social environment (stigma, the opioid epidemic), and contrasted with urban... more...

  • Physician Mental Health and Well-Beingby Kirk J. Brower; Michelle B. Riba

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 62.30

    This book explores the important topic of mental health and related problems among physicians, including trainees. The all-too-common human response of “suffering in silence” and refusing to seek help for professional and personal issues has ramifications for physicians who work in safety-sensitive positions, where clear-headed judgment and proper... more...

  • The Economics of Addictive Behaviours Volume IIIby John Joshua

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 50.55

    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$ 29.38

    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$ 50.55

    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$ 50.55

    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...