• Health & Personal Development

      Thinking Thin

      The Truth About Weight Loss

      by Tom Nicoli, BCH, CI

      Have you suffered through too many trendy diet programs without lasting results? Have you worked yourself to the point of exhaustion in the gym? Have you ever taken a “miracle” pill to help you lose weight? Does your weight still fluctuate more than the stock market? Are you pleading for a weight solution that actually works? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you must read Thinking Thin — a startling new approach to weight-loss and fitness developed by Tom Nicoli, BCH, CI, one of America’s most successful Board-certified hypnotists who has been seen on Dateline NBC and praised by SHAPE Magazine as the “Hippest of the Hyp!” Tom has shown thousands of people around the world how to live free from the anguish of obesity — all without the struggle associated with most weight-loss programs and diets. Why put up with dangerous diet pills or waste another day of self-starvation or dreaded workouts when you don’t have to? Make the decision today to embark upon the joyous path to a better you. It all begins with Thinking Thin…

    • Health & Personal Development
      January 2015

      The Wellness Blueprint

      The Complete Mind/Body Approach to Reclaiming Your Health and Wellness

      by Maiysha Clairborne, M.D.

      A Complete Plan for Reclaiming and Living a Life of Health and Wellness In this modern approach to integrative health and wellness, board certified physician Dr. Maiysha Clairborne takes it back to the basics to teach you how to integrate very simple habits into your life that will empower you to reclaim your mental, physical, and emotional well-being. The Wellness Blueprint: The Complete Mind/Body Approach to Reclaiming Your Health & Wellness provides you with a complete wellness plan that has been proven to work. This intuitive and innovative wellness “blueprint” will shift you from being a passive recipient to an active participant in your health and well-being. Whether you suffer from an ailment or you want to preserve the health that you enjoy, join Dr. Maiysha on an inspired journey of body and mind — one that will result in you reclaiming complete control of your health and wellness.

    • Epidemiology & medical statistics
      June 2014

      Medical Statistics Made Easy, third edition

      by Michael Harris|Gordon Taylor

      Medical Statistics Made Easy 3e scores 99/100 and 5 stars on Doody's (Sept 2014)! Here's what the reviewer said: "This is a practical guide to the use of statistics in medical literature and their application in clinical practice. The numerous examples help make the conceptualization of complex ideas easy. It is a great resource for healthcare students and clinicians in the field." Medical Statistics Made Easy has been a perennial bestseller since it was first published in 2003 (#1 bestseller in medical statistics on Amazon). It is widely recommend on a variety of courses and programmes, from undergraduate medicine, through to professional medical qualifications. It is a book of key statistics principles for anyone studying or working in medicine and healthcare who needs a basic overview of the subject. Using a consistent format, the authors describe the most common statistical methods in turn and then rate them on how difficult they are to understand and how common they are. The worked examples that demonstrate the statistical method in action have been updated to include current articles from the medical literature and now feature a much wider range of medical journals. This new third edition continues with the same structure as the previous editions and also includes a new section on statistical process controls. From reviews of the second edition: "We would recommend this book as an introduction into medical statistics before plunging into the deep 'statistical' waters! It gives confidence to the reader in taking up the challenge of understanding statistics and [being] able to apply knowledge in analysing medical literature." Stefanie Zhao Lin Lip & Louise Murchison, Scottish Medical Journal, June 2010 "If ever there was a book that completely lived up to its title, this is it... The whole way in which the authors have written this book is commendable; the chapters are succinct, easy to follow and a pleasure to read...Is it value for money? – a definite yes even at twice the price. Of course I never exaggerate but if you breathe, you should own this book!" Ian Pearce, Urology News, June 2010

    • Public health & preventive medicine
      February 2015

      Internationale Gesundheitssysteme im Vergleich

      by Trambacz, Jonas

      Nearly all health care systems in western/oriented countries face similar challenges and difficulties. The demographic problem leads to an increased demand for health care. This is opposed by a decreased revenue situation. Medical personnel are pushed to their limits in hospitals; in rural areas doctors may be completely underrepresented. This justifies thinking outside the box and looking at the health care systems in other nations. These comparisons can show which reform suggestions have already been made, and with which results. As an example, one could name the implementation of disease/management/programs in Germany. The present study will analyze the health care systems in Singapore, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Japan, France, the USA and Austria. Basis of the analysis will be the three dimensions formulated by Carl Wendt: financing, service provision and regulation. Each health care system will merit its own chapter, and each chapter ends with a conclusion which classifies the systems according to these dimensions. After the analysis of the health care systems, a comparison of all key figures will be added.

    • Personal & public health
      August 2011

      Road To Health Care

      by Dr. Seema Kumar

      With ever-rising ground, water and atmospheric pollution, every other day one hears the name of a new disease. In fact, ever since man began drifting away from Nature, he has been falling into the trap of a materialistic lifestyle that has desensitised him. Today, we breathe air thick with exhaust fumes, eat processed junk food that has no nutritive value, drink toxic carbonated beverages and lead sedentary lives. In fact, all of these have contributed to different kinds of problems for us at regular intervals. This book shows you how to go back to Mother Nature to beat even the most troublesome and chronic ailments. With natural preventive measures that emphasise Diet and Nutrition, exercise and herbal remedies, there are no fear of side- effects. This book shows you a safe, natural and enjoyable means to overcome it. Most of the ingredients mentioned in the book are the kind available in home gardens or off the kitchen shelf. The book also includes hints for different stages in life. A separate section deals with varied problems in - a woman’s life through adolescence, pregnancy, lactation, menopause and general ailments. Once you have read this book from cover to cover, you need not rush to the doctor every now and then, but will be able to take care of your own and your family’s health yourself.

    • Medicine
      February 1993

      Nutritional Needs in Hot Environments

      Applications for Military Personnel in Field Operations

      by Institute of Medicine, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, Bernadette M. Marriott

      This volume examines the current state of knowledge concerning the influence of a hot environment on nutrient requirements of military personnel. A parallel concern is ensuring that performance does not decline as a result of inadequate nutrition. The committee provides a thorough review of the literature in this area and interprets the diverse data in terms of military applications. In addition to a focus on specific nutrient needs in hot climates, the committee considers factors that might change food intake patterns and therefore overall calories. Although concern for adequate nutrition for U.S. soldiers in Saudi Arabia prompted the initiation of this project, its scope includes the nutrient needs of individuals who may be actively working in both hot-dry and hot-moist climates.

    • Medicine
      February 1994

      Food Components to Enhance Performance

      An Evaluation of Potential Performance-Enhancing Food Components for Operational Rations

      by Institute of Medicine, Food and Nutrition Board, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, Bernadette M. Marriott

      The physiological or psychological stresses that employees bring to their workplace affect not only their own performance but that of their co-workers and others. These stresses are often compounded by those of the job itself. Medical personnel, firefighters, police, and military personnel in combat settings--among others--experience highly unpredictable timing and types of stressors. This book reviews and comments on the performance-enhancing potential of specific food components. It reflects the views of military and non-military scientists from such fields as neuroscience, nutrition, physiology, various medical specialties, and performance psychology on the most up-to-date research available on physical and mental performance enhancement in stressful conditions. Although placed within the context of military tasks, the volume will have wide-reaching implications for individuals in any job setting.

    • Medicine
      July 1997

      America's Vital Interest in Global Health

      Protecting Our People, Enhancing Our Economy, and Advancing Our International Interests

      by Institute of Medicine, Board on International Health

      As populations throughout the world live longer, there is an increasing trend toward global commonality of health concerns. This trend mirrors a growing demand for health and access to new interventions to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. The knowledge base required to meet these needs is not only of a technical kind, deriving from experiments of researchers, but must also draw from the experiences of governments in allocating resources effectively and efficiently to improve human health. This report from the Board on International Health of the Institute of Medicine focuses on the interest of the United States in these global health transitions. The report argues that America has a vital and direct stake in the health of people around the globe, and that this interest derives from both America's long and enduring tradition of humanitarian concern and compelling reasons of enlightened self-interest.

    • Medicine
      December 2016

      Relevance of Health Literacy to Precision Medicine

      Proceedings of a Workshop

      by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Roundtable on Health Literacy, Joe Alper

      On January 20, 2015, President Obama announced the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) in his State of the Union address. The PMI, by developing new approaches for detecting, measuring, and analyzing a wide range of biomedical information including molecular, genomic, cellular, clinical, behavioral, physiological, and environmental parameters, is intended to enable a new era of medicine in which researchers, providers, and patients work together to develop individualized care. Part of this effort included the creation of a national, large-scale research participant group, or cohort. The PMI Cohort Program is aimed at extending precision medicine to many diseases, including both rare and common diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, obesity, and mental illnesses such as depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia, by building a national research cohort of 1 million or more U.S. participants. An important challenge to assembling the PMI Cohort will be to reach individuals who are socioeconomically disadvantaged. Individuals who are socioeconomically disadvantaged have lower health literacy; often belong to racial, ethnic, and minority communities; and are often less likely to participate in research studies and biorepositories. To explore possible strategies and messaging designs, the Roundtable on Health Literacy formed an ad hoc committee charged with planning and conducting a 1-day public workshop on the intersection of health literacy and precision medicine. The workshop participants discussed a variety of topics including an overview of precision medicine and its potential, the relevance of health literacy to the success of precision medicine efforts, and perspectives and understanding of different groups, such as health care providers, consumers, and insurers. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

    • Medicine
      August 2017

      Finding a Path to Safety in Food Allergy

      Assessment of the Global Burden, Causes, Prevention, Management, and Public Policy

      by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division, Food and Nutrition Board, Committee on Food Allergies: Global Burden, Causes, Treatment, Prevention, and Public Policy, Maria P. Oria, Virginia A. Stallings

      Over the past 20 years, public concerns have grown in response to the apparent rising prevalence of food allergy and related atopic conditions, such as eczema. Although evidence on the true prevalence of food allergy is complicated by insufficient or inconsistent data and studies with variable methodologies, many health care experts who care for patients agree that a real increase in food allergy has occurred and that it is unlikely to be due simply to an increase in awareness and better tools for diagnosis. Many stakeholders are concerned about these increases, including the general public, policy makers, regulatory agencies, the food industry, scientists, clinicians, and especially families of children and young people suffering from food allergy. At the present time, however, despite a mounting body of data on the prevalence, health consequences, and associated costs of food allergy, this chronic disease has not garnered the level of societal attention that it warrants. Moreover, for patients and families at risk, recommendations and guidelines have not been clear about preventing exposure or the onset of reactions or for managing this disease. Finding a Path to Safety in Food Allergy examines critical issues related to food allergy, including the prevalence and severity of food allergy and its impact on affected individuals, families, and communities; and current understanding of food allergy as a disease, and in diagnostics, treatments, prevention, and public policy. This report seeks to: clarify the nature of the disease, its causes, and its current management; highlight gaps in knowledge; encourage the implementation of management tools at many levels and among many stakeholders; and delineate a roadmap to safety for those who have, or are at risk of developing, food allergy, as well as for others in society who are responsible for public health.

    • Medicine
      September 2017

      Exploring Strategies to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival

      Proceedings of a Workshop

      by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Andrea Schultz, Margaret A. McCoy

      Cardiac arrest often strikes seemingly healthy individuals without warning and without regard to age, gender, race, or health status. Representing the third leading cause of death in the United States, cardiac arrest is defined as “a severe malfunction or cessation of the electrical and mechanical activity of the heart ... [which] results in almost instantaneous loss of consciousness and collapseâ€. Although the exact number of cardiac arrests is unknown, conservative estimates suggest that approximately 600,000 individuals experience a cardiac arrest in the United States each year. In June 2015, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its consensus report Strategies to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival: A Time to Act, which evaluated the factors affecting resuscitation research and outcomes in the United States. Following the release of this report, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine was asked to hold a workshop to explore the barriers and opportunities for advancing the IOM recommendations. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

    • Eating disorders & therapy

      Anorexia Nervosa

      Hope for Recovery

      by Dr. Agnes Ayton

      Anorexia nervosa is a potentially fatal disorder that is notoriously difficult to treat and provokes feelings of great frustration in carers, families and friends. Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dr Agnes Ayton FRCPsych, offers a new perspective, bringing together what is currently known and scientifically verified with her own ground-breaking work combining psychotherapy with nutritional support. Providing sufferers and carers with a knowledge of the full range of treatment options empowers them to make informed choices that can be tailored to the individual's needs. To assist them, Anorexia Nervosa - hope for recovery: * focuses on anorexia and other eating disorders associated with being significantly underweight * emphasises nutrition, especially what is known about the physical and psychological effects of starvation and the process of recovery from these * offers dietary 'prescriptions', menu plans, and recovery strategies * integrates pharmacological, psychological and nutritional treatment options It will help sufferers and carers to make informed choices that can change lives for the better.

    • Public health & preventive medicine
      July 2011

      Injury Prevention in Children

      A Primer for Students and Practitioners

      by David H Stone

      David H. Stone presents an introductory text for graduate and undergraduate students that summarises the key principles of child injury prevention and discusses how these may be translated most effectively into practice.

    • Children's & YA
      October 2012

      Mixed pre-school aged poems lets get ready for Halloween, Bonfire Night, Witches Stew, 5 a Day Fruit

      by Linda Osborne

      Selection of 4 double sided A4 pre-school aged poems, 8 pages in total. Lets get ready for Halloween Witches Stew Bonfire Night 5 a Day - Fruit

    • Health & Personal Development
      November 2012

      The Cookie Book

      Celebrating the Art, Power and Mystery of Women's Sweetest Spot

      by Maritza Breitenbach

      This international award-winning book offers an intimate guide for women of all ages. It gently weaves through a number of areas such as hygiene, puberby, virginity, the G-spot, masturbation, pregnancy, childbirth and the menopause, while offering amusing snippets from ancient times. The book is written in a conversational and humorous style, and has more than 100 colorful, non-invasive, non-pornographic images and classical art works from the masters. It addresses all the intimate questions women often have, and are too embarrassed to talk about. This valuable book is a beautiful gift to all women and young girls. "Recognising the importance and profundity of the vagin ... philosophical and humorous ... a tome that admirably attempts to unravel and ponder the history, impact and beauty of the vagina." - Oliver Roberts, Sunday Times

    • Health & Personal Development

      Asbestos: The Future Risk

      by Barbara Hadley & Tom Rennell

    • Birth control, contraception, family planning
      January 2009

      Fast Facts: Contraception

      by Ailsa E Gebbie, Katharine O'Connell White

      One of the major roles of anyone working in sexual health is that of educator, and many people rely on well-informed healthcare professionals to help them choose the most appropriate method of contraception. This completely revised third edition of Fast Facts: Contraception, by two new authors of international renown, provides a concise and practical review of all the available contraceptive methods on the market in a highly readable well-illustrated format. Fast Facts: Contraception is an invaluable resource that will help healthcare professionals and specialists offer a broader range of contraceptive methods along with appropriate advice on the most suitable options. Table of contents: Choosing a contraceptive method Combined hormonal contraception Progestogen-only methods Intrauterine devices and systems Barrier methods Emergency contraception Female sterilization Vasectomy and hormonal methods for men Biologically based methods Postpartum contraception

    • Thriller / suspense
      August 2014

      Blade of Light

      Intrigue and suspense by the waters of Lake Titicaca

      by Gillian Jones

      Four students head off to Bolivia to protest about the building of a dam. In Paraguay a gap-year backpacker goes missing. Ripples of concern spread to an English village and into the boardrooms of the City of London.

    • Thriller / suspense
      August 2014

      The FARIS Affair

      by Gillian Jones

      The FARIS Affair An Eco-thriller with global and interplanetary dimensions. Shares in a plc that markets bottled water seems a natural choice for the Ethical Portfolio of London-based ‘Focus Asset Management’, where young graduate Anisha is a researcher for the ‘green team’. That is until, in her researches Anisha stumbles across the shadowy organisation, FARIS whose members believe the human race has reached the limit of survival on planet earth and that it’s time to cut its losses and head for the stars. Led on by her natural curiosity and a desire to see far-flung and little visited places Anisha is faced by a series of revelations which stretch her credulity to breaking point. And falling headlong for a scientist from what she comes to see as the opposing camp adds an unanticipated emotional complication. As Anisha becomes more entangled with FARIS she is faced with the question: for life on earth, is the glass half full or half empty? What would be your answer?

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