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Public Health

  • Indoor Air Quality in Healthcare Facilitiesby Stefano Capolongo; Gaetano Settimo; Marco Gola

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 46.12

    This interdisciplinary guide offers background, research findings, and practical strategies for assessing and improving air quality in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Positing good air quality as critical to patient and staff well-being, it identifies disease-carrying microbes, pollutants, and other airborne toxins and their health risks,... more...

  • CDC Yellow Book 2018: Health Information for International Travelby Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC; Gary W. Brunette

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 48.99

    THE ESSENTIAL WORK IN TRAVEL MEDICINE -- NOW COMPLETELY UPDATED FOR 2018 The fully revised and updated 2018 edition codifies the U.S. government's most current health guidelines and information for international travelers, including pretravel vaccine recommendations, destination-specific health advice, and easy-to-reference maps, tables, and charts.... more...

  • Electronic Wasteby Bruce A. Fowler

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 125.00

    Electronic Waste: Toxicology and Public Health Issues discusses the major public health concerns due to the presence of toxic chemicals that are generated from improper recycling and disposal practices of electronic waste (e-waste). This book highlights hazardous inorganic chemicals found in e-waste, including arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury, gallium,... more...

  • Insane Consequencesby DJ Jaffe; E. Fuller Torrey

    Prometheus Books 2017; US$ 11.99

    This well-researched and highly critical examination of the state of our mental health system by the industry's most relentless critic presents a new and controversial explanation as to why--in spite of spending $147 billion annually--140,000 seriously mentally ill are homeless, 390,000 are incarcerated, and even educated, tenacious, and caring people... more...

  • Stem Cell Researchby Toni Marzotto; Patricia M. Alt

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 53.95

    Stem Cell Research takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the topic of human embryonic stem cell research, starting with the breakthrough discovery up through the present day controversy. The book invites the reader to join the conversation by providing a well balanced approach to many of the issues surrounding the development of this controversial... more...

  • The Lose Your Belly Dietby Travis Stork

    Transworld 2017; US$ 18.32

    We want to be healthy. We want to be lean. And we want to lose that annoying fat around our bellies. Now we can! The Lose Your Belly Diet is built around a very clear, research-based concept: eating food that nourishes and protects the microbes in your gut paves the way for weight loss and a slimmer middle. Most importantly, having great gut... more...

  • Practical Stress Managementby John A. Romas; Manoj Sharma

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 79.95

    Practical Stress Management: A Comprehensive Workbook, Seventh Edition, is a focused, personal, worksheet-based text that combines theory and principles with hands-on exercises to help readers manage the negative impact of stress in life. As a practical tool for recognizing and preventing stress, the action-oriented approach enables the student... more...

  • Pandora's Labby Paul A. Offit

    National Geographic Society 2017; US$ 26.00

    What happens when ideas presented as science lead us in the wrong direction?  History is filled with brilliant ideas that gave rise to disaster, and this book explores the most fascinating?and significant?missteps: from opium's heyday as the pain reliever of choice to recognition of opioids as a major cause of death in the U.S.; from the rise of trans... more...

  • Madnessby Peter Morrall

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 53.95

    This book is an introduction to the uncertainties and incongruities about madness. It is aimed at all of those who are curious about this subject whether out of general inquisitiveness or because it is part of a formal course of study. Using case studies of real people in order to explain, humanise, and bring to life the subject, Peter Morrall... more...

  • Her Health, Her Lifetime, Our Worldby Helene Gayle; John Hammergren

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2017; US$ 44.99

    This report from the CSIS Task Force on Women?s and Family Health details a bold initiative for the United States and the new Trump administration to unlock the potential of adolescent girls and young women in select low-income countries. more...