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Coping with Population Challenges

by Louise Lassonde

Despite rapidly decreasing rates of population growth caused by reduced fertility in the majority of world regions, demographers are predicting that the world's population will still double by the year 2050....

The Environment for Children: Understanding and Acting on the Environmental Hazards That Threaten Children and Their Parents

by David Satterthwaite & et al

Each year, millions of children die of environmental causes and many more suffer serious illness or injury. Children are often the most vulnerable to the condition of their environment -and their health is an...

Urban Health in Developing Countries: Progress and Prospects

by Marcel Tanner & Trudy Harpham

The impact of urbanization on the health of citizens in developing countries has received increasing attention recently. This book addresses the problems in an integrated way, looking in detail at both the problems...

Beyond Malthus: The Nineteen Dimensions of the Population Challenge

by Lester R. Brown, Gary Gardner & Brian Halweil

On the bicentennial of Malthus' legendary essay on the tendency of population to grow more rapidly than the food supply, this book examines the impacts of population growth on 19 global resources and services,...

Sustainability and Health: Supporting Global Ecological Integrity in Public Health

by Valerie A. Brown, John Grootjans & Jan Ritchie

Radical changes in the biosphere and human interaction with the environment are increasingly impacting on the health of populations across the world. Diseases are crossing the species barrier, and spreading...

Healthy City Projects in Developing Countries: An International Approach to Local Problems

by Edmundo Werna, Trudy Harpham & Ilona Blue

With the growth of cities and towns throughout the developing world have come significant health problems. The urban poor are particularly affected, faced with the worst of both worlds: urban problems such as...

Smog Alert: Managing Urban Air Quality

by Derek Elsom

The world's cities are choking on pollution from traffic and industry. With the health of over 1.6 billion people under threat, poor urban air quality is fast becoming one of them most pressing environmental...

Engineering Genesis: Ethics of Genetic Engineering in Non-human Species

by Donald Bruce & Ann Bruce

Few issues have aroused so much public attention and controversy as recent developments in biotechnology. How can we make sound judgements of the cloning of Dolly the sheep, genetically altered foodstuffs, or...

The End of World Population Growth in the 21st Century: New Challenges for Human Capital Formation and Sustainable Development

by Warren C. Sanderson, Wolfgang Lutz & Sergei Scherbov

The 20th century was the century of explosive population growth, resulting in unprecedented impacts; in contrast, the 21st century is likely to see the end of world population growth and become the century of...

Sustaining Primary Health Care

by Anne LaFond

Analyzing the dimensions of the struggle for effective health care in the developing countries, this study demonstrates how current governmental and donor agency policies in such countries as Uganda, Ghana,...

Birth Without Doctors: Conversations with traditional midwives

by Jacqueline Vincent-Priya

Most women giving birth in rural communities throughout the Third World cannot enjoy the ''benefits'' of modern medical assistance. They are usually too expensive and too far away. This book is the result of...

Health and Environmental Impact Assessment: An Integrated Approach

by British Medical Association

This text shows why we need to develop an integrated approach to health and environmental impact assessment of development projects, and how this might be achieved. Case studies and examples are provided

Diseases of Globalization: Socioeconomic Transition and Health

by Christine McMurray & Roy Smith

The emergence of a global economy has led to the erosion of local autonomy and national sovereignty with an associated emphasis on the spread of liberal, free-market economics. A clear divide is appearing between...


by C. van Loveren

With the mass-marketed introduction of fluoride in toothpaste in the 1950s, toothbrushing with paste became indispensable for good oral health. Both the industry and the dental profession had a shared interest...

Obesity Treatment and Prevention: New Directions

by A. Drewnowski & B.J. Rolls

Obesity continues to be a major problem for global public health, affecting not only adults, but increasingly also adolescents and even young children. Moreover, obesity and diabetes are no longer limited to...

Primary Health Care: Medicine in Its Place

by John J Macdonald

Primary health care (PHC) began as a solution to problems in the developing world and is coming to be seen as a profound challenge to medical attitudes the world over. The book points to three issues at the...

A Nutritional Approach to a Revised Model for Medicine : Is Modern Medicine Helping You?

by Derrick Lonsdale M.D.


With its expansive empire, boundless wealth, glorious architecture, and advanced military, Rome was the apex of civilization in the ancient world. However during its very height, many of Rome's leading...

Helping people to give up smoking can be easy

by Fabio Lugoboni

Why is it so difficult to quit smoking? Often the main obstacle is the fear of failing. The situation is no different for health professionals, especially doctors. They too often stop because of their fear of...

Good for You!: Reducing Your Risk of Developing Cancer

by American Cancer American Cancer Society & Edward Creagan

Although no book can prevent cancer, this straightforward reference of manageable tips offers a practical and friendly approach for reducing the risk of developing cancer. Promoting simple yet thoughtful lifestyle...

Environment and Trade: A Guide to Wto Jurisprudence

by Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder, Marcos Orellana & Daniel Magraw

International trade rules have significant impacts on environmental law and policy, at the domestic, regional and global levels. At the World Trade Organization (WTO), dispute settlement tribunals are increasingly...