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Public Health

  • Climate Change and Public Healthby Barry Levy; Jonathan Patz

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 67.99

    Climate change is causing, and will increasingly cause, a wide range of adverse health effects, including heat-related disorders, infectious diseases, respiratory and allergic disorders, malnutrition, mental health problems, and violence. The scientific bases for the associations between climate change and health problems are evolving as are the strategies... more...

  • Laboratory Biorisk Managementby Reynolds M. Salerno; Jennifer Gaudioso

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 129.95

    Over the past two decades bioscience facilities worldwide have experienced multiple safety and security incidents, including many notable incidents at so-called "sophisticated facilities" in North America and Western Europe. This demonstrates that a system based solely on biosafety levels and security regulations may not be sufficient. Setting the... more...

  • Communicating Healthby Mohan J. Dutta

    Wiley 2015; US$ 28.95

    The culture-centred approach offered in this book argues that communication theorizing ought to locate culture at the centre of the communication process such that the theories are contextually embedded and co-constructed through dialogue with the cultural participants. The discussions in the book situate health communication within local contexts... more...

  • Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?by Timothy Caulfield

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    An exploration of the effect our celebrity-dominated culture has on our ideas of living the good life   What would happen if an average Joe tried out for American Idol, underwent a professional makeover, endured Gwyneth Paltrow?s ?Clean Cleanse,? and followed the outrageous rituals of the rich and famous? Health law policy researcher Timothy Caulfield... more...

  • Bridging the Gap: How Community Health Workers Promote the Health of Immigrantsby Sally Findley; Sergio Matos

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 38.99

    Immigrants living in US cities face myriad obstacles to accessing quality health care. This inequitable access to care is compounded by the risk of chronic disease accompanying the stress, strain, and lifestyle changes that can come with life in a new country. Bridging the Gap details the role, lessons, and effectiveness of community health workers... more...

  • Elements of Hygiene and Public Healthby Rai Bahadur Jaising P. Modi

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 93.95

    Elements of Hygiene and Public Health: For the Use of Medical Students and Practitioners, Second Edition explores India?s hygiene and public health status. This book is composed of 24 chapters. The first four chapters deal with the elements of hygiene, including water, air, ventilation, heating, and cooling. The subsequent chapters discuss industrial... more...

  • Health of HIV Infected Peopleby Ronald Ross Watson

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 120.00

    Health of HIV Infected People: Food, Nutrition and Lifestyle with Antiretroviral Drugs provides basic and applied knowledge on the supportive roles of bioactive foods, exercise, and dietary supplements on HIV/AIDS patients receiving antiretroviral drugs. Approaches include the application of traditional herbs and foods aiming to define both... more...

  • Health of HIV Infected Peopleby Ronald Ross Watson

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 120.00

    Health of HIV Infected People: Food, Nutrition and Lifestyle Without Antiretroviral Drugs defines the supportive roles of bioactive foods, exercise, and dietary supplements on the health of HIV infected people who do not have access to resources or those who choose not to utilize antiretroviral drugs. Approaches such as the application of traditional... more...

  • Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicineby Chris Johnson; Sarah R. Anderson; Jon Dallimore; Shane Winser; David Warrell; Chris Imray; James Moore

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 57.99

    Revised for its second edition to include the latest national and international guidelines, the Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine is the essential resource for the clinician planning to support travellers in an expedition or wilderness environment. Clear and concise, clinicians can rely on this handbook to provide the knowledge... more...

  • "To Save Humanity": What Matters Most for a Healthy Futureby Julio Frenk; Steven J. Hoffman

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 16.99

    "The UN was not created to take mankind to heaven, but to save humanity from hell." --Dag Hammarskjold, United Nations Secretary-General 1953-1961 The turn of the 21st century was an objective low point in the history of human health: AIDS was scourging Africa, millions of women died each year in child birth, and billions suffered under malnourishment... more...