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- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00
The public health movement in the South began in the wake of a yellow fever epidemic that devastated the lower Mississippi Valley in 1878--a disaster that caused 20,000 deaths and financial losses of nearly $200 million. The full scale of the epidemic and the tentative, troubled southern response to it are for the first time fully examined by John... more...
- Apple Academic Press 2015; US$ 149.95
The research contained in this valuable compendium offers a much-needed perspective on one of the most dangerous health crises our world faces today: obesity. Obesity has become an epidemic, a fact frequently discussed in the media, with many references to both childhood and adult obesity. These discussions, however, overlook an important demographic:... more...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 33.99
Jeffrey D. Sachs has shown himself to be one of the world?s most perceptive and original analysts of global development in his groundbreaking books, including The End of Poverty and Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet. Now, in this major new work he presents a compelling and practical framework for how global citizens can address the seemingly... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2015; US$ 8.99
Are you addicted to the white stuff? And are you aware of the dangers in your diet?Sugar, in everything from blatantly indulgent chocolate to seemingly innocent fruit juices, is not something that manufacturers like to shout about, but the truth is its everywhere. Sweet treats make us happy while were eating them, but they also... more...
- IOS Press 2015; US$ 210.00
Advances are constantly being made in the fields of medicine and healthcare, and keeping abreast of them is not always easy. This book presents the proceedings of the second KES International Conference on Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare (InMed 14), held in San Sebastian, Spain, in July 2014. The conference was attended by researchers and engineers,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 24.99
The 2009 H1N1 pandemic tested the limits of the public health emergency preparedness systems in the US and abroad. The successes and failures from this pandemic remain relevant, particularly as pathogens like MER-CoV and Ebola continue to proliferate. As the world's population continues to travel farther and with more frequency than ever before,... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2015; US$ 16.98
Cognitive behavioural therapy is widely recognised as the most effective treatment for overcoming addiction. And now, for the first time, Stop Smoking with CBT draws explicitly on this set of mind-training tools to help you stop smoking once and for all. Witten by a medical doctor specialising in addiction, and who used to describe... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00
This book uses the concept of political conflict to examine the effects of globalization on tobacco control policies. Analyzing a range of challenges to policies enacted by Australia, Canada, the United States, the European Union and Uruguay, the book examines how the global trading system has narrowed the scope of conflicts over tobacco control.... more...