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When People Come First: Critical Studies in Global Health

by João|Petryna, Adriana Biehl

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...


Healthy City Planning: From Neighbourhood to National Health Equity

by Jason Corburn

Healthy city planning means seeking ways to eliminate the deep and persistent inequities that plague cities. Yet, as Jason Corburn argues in this book, neither city planning nor public health is currently organized...


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...


Health Communication: From Theory to Practice

by Renata Schiavo

Health Communication: From Theory to Practice is a much needed resource for the fast-growing field of health communication. It combines a comprehensive introduction to current issues, theories, and special topics...


Gender-based Violence and Public Health: International perspectives on budgets and policies

by Keerty Nakray

Gender-based violence is a multi-faceted public health problem with numerous consequences for an individual's physical and mental health and wellbeing. This collection develops a comprehensive public health...


European Union Public Health Policy: Regional and global trends

by Scott L. Greer & Paulette Kurzer

Ranging from influence over world trade laws affecting health to population health issues such as obesity to the use of comparative data to affect policy, the EU's public health policies are increasingly important,...


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...


Questions and Answers on Family Health

by Jan de Vries

This is the handbook for every household and is published in direct response to public demand. In this volume Jan de Vries uses all of his vast wealth of experience to answer hundreds of questions which have...


How to Live a Healthy Life

by Jan de Vries

How to Live a Healthy Life is an indispensable handbook which outlines the approach to health of one of the world's foremost homoeopaths, Jan de Vries. It gives sensible and easy-to-follow advice on a huge number...


Community-Based Participatory Health Research, Second Edition: Issues, Methods, and Translation to Practice

by MPH Daniel S. Blumenthal MD & Ralph J., PhD DiClemente

ìCommunity-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) has become the preferred model for conducting research in communities. Most scientists who conduct such research now recognize that working in partnership with...


Governing Global Health: Challenge, Response, Innovation

by Andrew Cooper & John Kirton

Recently global health issues have leapt to the forefront of the international agenda and are now an everyday concern around the world. The war for global health is clearly being lost on many fronts and the...


AIDS and Other Manifestations of HIV Infection

by Gary Wormser

Extensively revised and updated, the new edition of AIDS and Other Manifestations of HIV Infection is an essential reference resource providing a comprehensive overview of the biological properties of this etiologic...


Global Health Disputes and Disparities: A Critical Appraisal of International Law and Population Health

by Dru Bhattacharya

Global Health Disputes and Disparities explores inequalities in health around the world, looking particularly at the opportunity for, and limitations of, international law to promote population health by examining...


Handbook for Public Health Social Work

by Robert Keefe & Elaine T. Jurkowski

Public health social work is an interdisciplinary, epidemiologically oriented approach to improving human health and well-being. About one quarter of all social workers in the United States currently work in...


HIV and AIDS

by Scientific American Editors

HIV and AIDS: A Global Health Pandemic by the Editors of Scientific American

On June 5, 1981, the scientific community received a wake-up call from the CDC regarding a terrible and mysterious new illness that...


Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for the Aging Population: Bioactive Foods in Chronic Disease States

by Ronald Ross Watson & Victor Preedy

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for the Aging Population presents scientific evidence of the impact bioactive foods can have in the prevention and mediation of age related diseases. Written by experts...


Mental and Neurological Public Health: A Global Perspective

by Vikram Patel, Alistair Woodward & Valery Feigin

Colin Mathers who leads the Global Burden of Disease group in WHO has confirmed that, in the 2004 GBD, 13.1% of global Daily Adjusted Life Years are attributable to mental or neurological disorders. While the...


Prediction and Change of Health Behavior: Applying the Reasoned Action Approach

by Icek Ajzen, Dolores Albarracin & Robert Hornik

Prediction and Change of Health Behavior honors the work of Martin Fishbein by illustrating the breadth and depth of the reasoned action approach. Focused on attitudes and their effects on health-related behavior,...


Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease

by Ann M. Coulston, Carol J. Boushey & Mario Ferruzzi

Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease has been proving itself in the classroom for nearly 10 years and is praised as being accessible, applicable and a valuable textbook. It focuses specifically...


Understanding Health Policy

by Thomas S. Bodenheimer & Kevin Grumbach

"This highly readable text gives a broad but detailed picture of how health care is organized and dispensed in the United States." -Annals of Internal Medicine, on the First Edition

The #1 text on health policy,...