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  • The European health report 2005by World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2005; US$ 36.00

    A synthesis of evidence and analyses from WHO and other sources, the report identifies both noncommunicable diseases as the main cause of the burden of disease on the European Region, and communicable diseases as an additional burden on eastern countries, caused by poverty and underfunded health services. It shows that using well-known, comprehensive... more...

  • Adherence to Long-term Therapiesby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2003; US$ 27.00

    Adherence to therapies is a primary determinant of treatment success. Poor adherence attenuates optimum clinical benefits and therefore reduces the overall effectiveness of health systems. ''Medicines will not work if you do not take them''. Medicines will not be effective if patients do not follow prescribed treatment, yet in developed countries only... more...

  • Mental Health Policy, Plans and Programmesby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2003; US$ 18.00

    An explicit mental health policy is an essential and powerful tool for a mental health section in a ministry of health. When properly formulated and implemented through plans and programmes, policy can have a significant impact on the mental health of populations. This module sets out practical steps for the development of policies, plans and programmes... more...

  • Mental Health Policy, Plans and Programmesby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2005; US$ 18.00

    An explicit mental health policy is an essential and powerful tool for a mental health section in a ministry of health. When properly formulated and implemented through plans and programmes, policy can have a significant impact on the mental health of populations. This module sets out practical steps for the development of policies, plans and programmes... more...

  • Preventing chronic diseases - a vital investmentby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2005; US$ 27.00

    Chronic diseases - the major causes of premature adult deaths in all regions of the world - have been generally neglected on the international health and development agenda. WHO is launching a global report on chronic diseases, which will present the latest scientific information and make the case for increased and urgent action for chronic disease... more...

  • Guidelines for Safe Recreational Water Environments, Volume 1by World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2003; US$ 63.00

    These new Guidelines for Safe Recreational Water Environments describe the present state of knowledge regarding the impact of recreational use of coastal and freshwater environments upon the health of users — specifically drowning and injury, exposure to cold, heat and sunlight, water quality (especially exposure to water contaminated by sewage, but... more...

  • Static Fieldsby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2006; US$ 48.60

    This book examines the health effects of exposure to static electric and magnetic fields found in selected industries, such as medical facilities with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), high-energy physics research facilities and some transportation systems. To date, research on their health effects lags far behind the rapid advances in technology. more...

  • Reproductive Health Indicatorsby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2006; US$ 13.50

    This book presents 17 key indicators of sexual and reproductive health outcomes and those that measure access to or use of sexual and reproductive health services. It briefly reviews the theoretical and practical considerations related to indicators, and presents definitions, data sources, collection methods, periodicity of collection, disaggregation,... more...

  • Making Preparation Countby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2006; US$ 16.20

    This booklet describes the outbreak of human cases of avian influenza in Turkey and the national and international response. Drawing on interviews with some of the key health workers and major agencies involved - the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the Food and Agriculture Organization... more...

  • Avoiding heart attacks and strokesby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2005; US$ 15.00

    This booklet explains why heart attacks and strokes happen and how you can avoid them. It tells you what you should do to avoid becoming a victim. It gives you guidance for your children too. A lot of the damage to the blood vessels starts at a young age. Children often need help to develop healthy habits, like eating a balanced diet and being active.... more...