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Public Health

  • Community Health Narrativesby Emily Mendenhall; Kathy Wollner; Bechara Choucair; Hannah Adams Burque

    University of New Mexico Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Community Health Narratives: A Reader along with its companions Global Health Narratives: A Reader for Youth and Environmental Health Narratives: A Reader for Youth (UNM Press), provides a comprehensive curriculum that examines people?s health experiences across cultures and nations. more...

  • Tobacco Smoke Exposure Biomarkersby Qingyuan Hu; Hongwei Hou

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 119.95

    This is a detailed reference on smoke biomarkers, nicotine addiction, and tobacco regulations suitable for toxicologists and policy-makers involved in smoke-regulation. Both authors are well-published in the area of analytical chemistry of tobacco smoke and the first author is part of a World Health Organization working group on tobacco regulation.... more...

  • The Childhood Obesity Epidemicby Peter D. Vash

    Apple Academic Press 2015; US$ 149.95

    Child obesity is a serious condition that affects children around the world in growing numbers. With obesity comes an increased risk of other chronic diseases as well, making it even more important to understand and treat this condition from a variety of angles. This current volume seeks to understand the phenomenon of child obesity and presents a... more...

  • School Nutrition and Activityby Areej Hassan

    Apple Academic Press 2015; US$ 139.95

    Childhood obesity is a major public health crisis nationally and internationally. This insightful compendium provides valuable information and assesses the research foundations behind several school initiatives to help combat the epidemic of obesity in children and adolescents, particularly using interventions to increase physical activity. The book... more...

  • Sudden Death in Epilepsyby Claire M. Lathers; Braxton B. Wannamaker; Paul L. Schraeder; Jan E. Leestma; Steven C. MD Schacter; Richard L. Ph.D. F.A.C.C. Verrier

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 129.95

    This book presents a concise method for identifying and classification clusters of risks that lead to sudden death in persons with epilepsy (SUDEP). It demonstrates how medical examiners, coroner?s offices, emergency room physicians, and attending physicians can use this system of risk factor classification to detect and prevent the occurrence of... more...

  • Diseases of Povertyby Lisa V. Adams; John R. Butterly

    Dartmouth College Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    Comprehensive review of diseases of poverty and public health strategies to combat them more...

  • Phosphate in Soilsby H. Magdi Selim

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 139.95

    Several studies have suggested varied interactions of heavy metals with phosphates in soils and the effects of phosphate on the bioavailability and mobility of heavy metals. Edited by one of the best specialists in soil science, this book focuses on the impact of phosphate on the fate of heavy metals in soils and heavy metals in the soil-water-plant... more...

  • One Healthby J. Zinsstag; E. Schelling; D. Waltner-Toews; M. Whittaker; M. Tanner

    CABI 2015; US$ 105.00

    The One Health concept of combined veterinary and human health continues to gain momentum, but the supporting literature is sparse. In this book, the origins of the concept are examined and practical content on methodological tools, data gathering, monitoring techniques, study designs, and mathematical models is included. Zoonotic diseases, with discussions... more...

  • Less Medicine, More Healthby H. Gilbert Welch

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    The author of the highly acclaimed Overdiagnosed describes seven widespread assumptions that encourage excessive, often ineffective, and sometimes harmful medical care.   You might think the biggest problem in medical care is that it costs too much. Or that health insurance is too expensive, too uneven, too complicated?and gives you too many... more...

  • Drug Addiction in Australiaby Tom Valenta; John Sherman

    Michelle Anderson Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    This book is a comprehensive and clinically objective review of drug abuse and addiction in Australia. It is written to appeal to families, educators, policy makers, students, healthcare professionals and drug users. It is based on the knowledge and experience of Dr John Sherman and his clinic in Footscray, a western suburb of Melbourne. The book comprises... more...