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AIDS as an International Political Issue: A Selection from AIDS Between Science and Politics

by Peter Piot

Peter Piot, founding executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), reports on the influence of civil society in international relations and traditional partisan divides. AIDS...


The Case against Fluoride: How Hazardous Waste Ended Up in Our Drinking Water and the Bad Science and Powerful Politics That Keep It There

by Spedding Micklem, Paul Connett, James Beck & Albert W. Burgstahler

When the U.S. Public Health Service endorsed water fluoridation in 1950, there was little evidence of its safety. Now, six decades later and after most countries have rejected the practice, more than 70 percent...


Bodies, Politics, and African Healing: The Matter of Maladies in Tanzania

by Stacey A. Langwick

This subtle and powerful ethnography examines African healing and its relationship to medical science. Stacey A. Langwick investigates the practices of healers in Tanzania who confront the most intractable illnesses...


Mass Mediated Disease: A Case Study Analysis of Three Flu Pandemics and Public Health Policy

by Debra E. Blakely

Mass Mediated Disease focuses on the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918, the Asian influenza pandemic of 1957, and the Hong Kong influenza pandemic of 1968, by discussing news stories reported by the New York...


Pharmacoeconomics. Principles and Practice

by Lorenzo Pradelli & Albert Wertheimer

Authors decided to provide a text which can serve as a quick reference and as an aid to understand papers dealing with pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research, providing a slim basis of the theoretical background,...


When People Come First: Critical Studies in Global Health

by João Biehl & Adriana Petryna

When People Come First critically assesses the expanding field of global health. It brings together an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars to address the medical, social, political, and economic...


Global Health and Sustainable Development Architecture: Inclusive Dialogue, Partnerships, and Community Capital

by Mei-Ling Wang

This book discusses the convergence of global problems and the shortcomings of our sustainable development model. The author argues possible solutions, such as the Inclusive Sustainable Development Theory against...


Overdosed America

by Dr. John Abramson

Using the examples of Vioxx, Celebrex, cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, and anti-depressants, Overdosed America shows that at the heart of the current crisis in American medicine lies the commercialization...


A Doctor's Quest: The Struggle for Mother and Child Health Around the Globe

by Gretchen Roedde & John Evans

Dr. Gretchen Roedde tells the stories of the hopes of village women in the developing world struggling to give birth safely. A Doctor's Quest analyzes the slow progress in global maternal health, contrasting...


Pharmaceutical Market Access in Developed Markets

by Güvenç Koçkaya & Albert Wertheimer

Market access is the process by which a pharmaceutical company gets its product available on the market after having obtained a marketing authorization from a regulatory agency and by which the product becomes...


Oxford Textbook of Creative Arts, Health, and Wellbeing

by Stephen Clift & Paul M. Camic

There is growing interest internationally in the contributions which the creative arts can make to wellbeing and health in both healthcare and community settings. A timely addition to the field, the Oxford Textbook...


The End of Epidemics

by Dr. Jonathan D. Quick & Bronwyn Fryer

"Dr. Quick’s urgent message makes one hope that this book will reach a huge audience and that its exhortations will be acted on everywhere." - Meredith Wadman, The Wall Street Journal

A leading doctor offers...


Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health

by Howard Frumkin, Matilda van den Bosch & William Bird

Human beings have always been affected by their surroundings. There are various health benefits linked to being able to access to nature; including increased physical activity, stress recovery, and the stimulation...


Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know®

by Philip J. Landrigan & Mary M. Landrigan

More than 80,000 new chemicals have been developed and released into the global environment during the last four decades. Today the World Health Organization attributes more than one-third of all childhood deaths...


Soap and Water and Common Sense

by Bonnie Dr. Henry

In the spirit of bestsellers such as Guns, Germs, and Steel, The Coming Plague, and The Ghost Map, Dr. Bonnie Henry provides an eye-opening account of what ails us.

As a physician who has spent the better part...


Building Bottom-up Health and Disaster Risk Reduction Programmes

by Emily Ying Yang Chan

As a backdrop of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (2016-2030), the United Nations pointed out that more than 6 million children still died before the age of five by 2015. At least 1.8 billion people...


Slow at Work

by Aoife McElwain

The way we work has changed. We need new tools to help navigate this world of work – not only to achieve career success, but to stay sane while doing so – and this book can be one of them.

Our jobs can become...


No Accident

by Neil Arason

It is possible to eliminate death and serious injury from Canada’s roads. In other jurisdictions, the European Union, centres in the United States, and at least one automotive company aim to achieve comparable...


Pharmocracy II

by William Faloon

Our healthcare system is irretrievably broken, and now is devastating the US financially. Pharmocracy II, like its predecessor Pharmocracy, uncovers egregious FDA incompetence, abuse, and corruption. It shows...


Sedation, Suicide, and the Limits of Ethics

by James A. Dunson Iii

In this book, James Dunson explores end-of-life ethics including physician-assisted suicide and continuous sedation. He argues that ethical debates currently ignore the experience of the dying patient in an...