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Critical Appraisal of Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials

by Mark Elwood

Since publication of the first three editions of this hugely successful book, systematic methods of critical appraisal have been accepted as central to healthcare provision, both in critical applications and...


Mixed Messages

by Stefanie Mollborn

Sex is bad. Unprotected sex is a problem. Having a baby would be a disaster. Abortion is a sin. Teenagers in the United States hear conflicting messages about sex from everyone around them. How do teens understand...


Integrative Environmental Medicine

by Aly Cohen, Frederick S. vom Saal & Andrew Weil

At no other time in human existence has there been so many environmental changes. Over 87,000 chemicals are now commercially available in the U.S., almost all of which have not been tested for safety, particularly...


New Governance of Addictive Substances and Behaviours

by Peter Anderson, Fleur Braddick, Patricia J. Conrod & Antoni Gual et al.

Addictions have increased markedly in contemporary societies over the past decades. As well as widely acknowledged issues surrounding illegal substance addictions, there are increasing numbers of problems related...


Social Marketing and Public Health

by Jeff French

The last ten years have seen tremendous advances in the theory and practice base of social marketing globally. Social Marketing and Public Health provides up-to-date thinking on these developments. It introduces...


Public Health Informatics

by Sundeep Sahay, T Sundararaman & Jørn Braa

Over the last three decades enormous effort has gone into strengthening public health information systems (HIS). They are now a key element of health sector reform initiatives, but are growing in complexity....


Systems Science and Population Health

by Abdulrahman M. El-Sayed & Sandro Galea

Population health is complex and multileveled, encompassing dynamic interactions between cells, societies, and everything in between. Our typical approach to studying population health, however, remains oriented...


Eating Ourselves Sick

by Louise Stephen

"Louise Stephen's powerful, no-holds-barred demolition of Big Food dissects the profit motive that has filled our food supply with toxic oils and sugar, and shows us how money is destroying our health." DAVID...


Textbook of Global Health

by Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Yogan Pillay & Timothy H. Holtz

THE CRITICAL WORK IN GLOBAL HEALTH, NOW COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED "This book compels us to better understand the contexts in which health problems emerge and the forces that underlie and propel them." -Archbishop...


Schistosoma: Biology, Pathology and Control

by Barrie G. M. Jamieson

Apart from malaria, schistosomiasis is the most prevalent parasitic infection in the world. It affects more than 200 million people in 76 tropical and subtropical countries, causing great suffering and resulting...


Tragic Failures

by Carl F. Cranor

The world is awash in chemicals created by fellow citizens, but we know little to nothing about them. Understanding whether even the most prevalent ones are toxic would take decades. Many people have tragically...


Governing Global Health

by Chelsea Clinton & Devi Sridhar

The past few decades have seen a massive increase in the number of international organizations focusing on global health. Campaigns to eradicate or stem the spread of AIDS, SARS, malaria, and Ebola attest to...


Handbook of Community-Based Participatory Research

by Steven S. Coughlin, Selina A. Smith & Maria E. Fernández

Community-based participatory research (CBPR) emerged in response to the longstanding tradition of "top-down" research-studies in which social scientists observe social phenomena and community problems as outsiders,...


The Politics of Fear

Advances in Virus Research

by Margaret Kielian, Thomas Mettenleiter & Marilyn Roossinck

Advances in Virus Research volume 97, the latest in the series first published in 1953, covers a diverse range of in-depth reviews, providing a valuable overview of the current field of virology.

  • Contains contributions...


Skills Are Transferable from One Industry to Another: SHORT STORY # 41.  Nonfiction series #1 - # 60.

by Alla P. Gakuba

One Friday was my graduation day, I received my doctoral degree, or PhD. The next day, on Saturday, my then husband, Chrys, a physician, asked me to come to his office and see that is going on there. I was surprise,...


Healthful Eating As Lifestyle (HEAL): Integrative Prevention for Non-Communicable Diseases

by Shirin Anil

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are chronic diseases of long duration and generally slow progression, including cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes. Morbidity and mortality...


Health Promotion in Midwifery: Principles and Practice, Third Edition

by Jan Bowden & Vicky Manning

Health Promotion in Midwifery explores the principles of health promotion within the practical context of midwifery. It clearly outlines and discusses the midwife's role in health promotion, linking theory and...


Ebola

Getting Risk Right: Understanding the Science of Elusive Health Risks

by Geoffrey C Kabat

Do cell phones cause brain cancer? Does BPA threaten our health? How safe are certain dietary supplements, especially those containing exotic herbs or small amounts of toxic substances? What role does HPV play...