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  • Understanding the Global Spa Industryby Gerry Bodeker; Marc Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 65.95

    The spa industry is currently the fastest growing segment of the hospitality and leisure industry with revenues exceeding those from amusement parks, box office receipts, vacation ownership gross sales and ski resort ticket sales. Understanding the Global Spa Industry is the first book to examine management practices in this industry and offers a... more...

  • Patients Beyond Bordersby Josef Woodman

    Healthy Travel Media 2009; US$ 14.95

    Patients Beyond Borders is the first comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to medical tourism, written by the world's leading spokesperson on international health travel. Impartial, extensively researched and filled with authoritative and accessible advice carefully culled from hundreds of resources in the US and abroad. Patients Beyond Borders... more...

  • Changing Planet, Changing Healthby Paul R. Epstein; Dan Ferber

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 26.95

    Climate change is now doing far more harm than marooning polar bears on melting chunks of ice?it is damaging the health of people around the world. Brilliantly connecting stories of real people with cutting-edge scientific and medical information, Changing Planet, Changing Health brings us to places like Mozambique, Honduras, and the United States... more...

  • Medical Tourismby J. Connell

    CABI 2011; US$ 125.00

    Although it may seem a recent phenomenon, tourism has long been associated with improved health and spa tourism has its roots in antiquity. With the emergence of activities such as bushwalking and meditation, and with increasing numbers of people travelling abroad for medical or cosmetic procedures, medical tourism is now a growing niche in the tourism... more...

  • Evaluation of Certain Contaminants in Foodby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2011; US$ 36.00

    This report represents the conclusions of a Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committeeconvened to evaluate the safety of various food contaminants with theaim to advise on risk management options for the purpose of public healthprotection. The first part of the report contains a general discussion of the principlesgoverning the toxicological evaluation of contaminants... more...

  • Evaluation of Certain Food Additives and Contaminantsby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2011; US$ 60.00

    This report represents the conclusions of a Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committeeconvened to evaluate the safety of various flavouring agents with aview to concluding as to safety concerns and to preparing specifications foridentity and purity. The Committee also evaluated the risk posed by two foodcontaminants with the aim of deriving tolerable intakes where... more...

  • Chagas Diseaseby Herbert B. Tanowitz; Louis M. Weiss; Louis V Kirchhoff

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 235.00

    This thematic volume provides authoritative, up-to-date reviews addressing recent advances as well as an overview for the research and clinical communities on the endemic infection of Chagas disease. Lead researchers discuss epidemiology and control measures as well as various diagnosis techniques, treatments, and therapies currently being used. The... more...

  • WHO Expert Committee on Biological Standardization: Fifty-seventh Reportby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2011; US$ 60.00

    This report presents the recommendations of a WHO Expert Committee commissioned to coordinate activities leading to the adoption of international recommendations to assure the quality safety and efficacy of vaccines blood products and other biological medicines and the establishment of international biological reference standards. The report starts... more...

  • The Tropical Spaby Sophie Benge; Luca Invernizzi Tettoni

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 22.95

    The Tropical Spa catalogs Asia's most luxurious spas with full-color photography and a wide range of stress-busting therapies. The emphasis is on spiritual well-being and natural curatives rather than on modern chemicals and synthetic preparations. Traditional beauty treatments for revitalizing facials; relaxing baths and scrubs; refreshing, healthy... more...

  • Spasby Tom O'Dell

    Nordic Academic Press 2010; US$ 39.99

    From 17th-century Sweden to the present time, this remarkable volume provides a historical perspective on the manner in which hospitality has developed from a private right and obligation to a commercialized product. Examining the ways religion, belief, and notions of health and wellness have been intertwined in the world of spas, this account argues... more...