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  • Body Respectby Linda Bacon; Lucy Aphramor

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 14.95

    Mainstream health science has let you down. Weight loss is not the key to health, diet and exercise are not effective weight-loss strategies and fatness is not a death sentence. You?ve heard it before: there?s a global health crisis, and, unless we make some changes, we?re in trouble. That much is true—but the epidemic is NOT obesity. The real... more...

  • Racial Prescriptionsby Jonathan Xavier Inda

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Racial Prescriptions explores the politics of dealing with health inequities through targeting pharmaceuticals at specific racial groups based on the idea that they are genetically different. Drawing on the introduction of BiDil to treat heart failure among African Americans, this book contends that while racialized pharmaceuticals are ostensibly about... more...

  • Health Literacy in Nursingby Terri Parnell

    Springer Publishing Company 2014; US$ 70.00

    "Dr. Parnell has captured the essence of health literacy and cultural competence, not only for nurses, but also applicable to all care providers and community workers . [and] provides us with a road map to enhance our success through health literacy and cultural competence. This is a must read for all health professionals.". -Richard H. Carmona... more...

  • The Mediterranean Way of Eatingby John J.B. Anderson; Marilyn C. Sparling

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    Scientific evidence accumulated over decades validates the idea that a plant-based dietary pattern, such as the traditional Mediterranean way of eating, promotes health and plays an important role in risk reduction and prevention of several chronic diseases. One of the great advantages of the Mediterranean diet is that it can be easily adopted by... more...

  • Statistics for Epidemiologyby Nicholas P. Jewell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 104.95

    Statistical ideas have been integral to the development of epidemiology and continue to provide the tools needed to interpret epidemiological studies. Although epidemiologists do not need a highly mathematical background in statistical theory to conduct and interpret such studies, they do need more than an encyclopedia of "recipes." Statistics for... more...

  • Tom Needs to Goby Jonathon Powell; Kate E. Reynolds

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 14.95

    In this picture book, we join Tom as he is out and about and needs to use a public toilet. It provides parents and carers with the opportunity to teach boys and young men with autism and other special needs how to use urinals and cubicles safely and to understand the social etiquette. more...

  • The Four Dragonsby Damien Mitchell; Ole Saether

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95

    Mitchell explains the theory, history of Dao Yin exercises, and their differences from Qi Gong. The Four Dragon Dao Yin exercises are presented in detail, with a discussion of the effects on the practitioner. more...

  • Rearing Animal and Plant Pathogen Vectorsby Karl Maramorosch; Farida Mahmood

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 129.95

    This book provides an integrated description of methods used to rear vectors of human, higher animal, and plant pathogens in the laboratory. It deals with diverse subject areas, and contains descriptions of standard, as well as highly specialized, methods used by medical, veterinary, entomology, and plant pathology experts. The text brings together... more...

  • Introduction to Health Promotionby Anastasia M Snelling

    Wiley 2014; US$ 90.00

    Understand the foundations and applications of health promotion Introduction to Health Promotion gives students a working knowledge of health promotion concepts and methods and their application to health and health behaviors, with a special emphasis on the philosophical and theoretical foundations of health promotion. The textbook also identifies... more...

  • Public Health and National Reconstruction in Post-War Asiaby Liping Bu; Ka-che Yip

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    This book, based on extensive original research, considers the transformation of public health systems in major East, South and Southeast Asian countries in the period following the Second World War. It examines how public health concepts, policies, institutions and practices were improved, shows how international health standards were implemented,... more...