• 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

    • Health & Personal Development

      Vibrant Health

      Comprehensive Guide to Achieve Perfect Health, High Energy, and Strong Immunity

      by Diana Polska

      Phenomenal health guidebook with over 550 scientific studies! Vibrant Health is a highly comprehensive holistic health guidebook with over 550 scientific studies referenced. It is a must-read for anyone looking to achieve high energy levels, strong immunity, and perfect physical health, as well as prevent or treat illness naturally.

    • Health & Personal Development

      Mediterranean Diet Cookbook

      Meal Plans and Recipes for a Healthy and Slim Body

      by Diana Polska

      THE BEST WAY TO LOSE WEIGHT AND ACHIEVE HEALTH A 4-week meal plan and 100 recipes for a slimmer and healthier body. The Mediterranean diet is the best way of eating to achieve a slim body and low body mass index. Studies show that it reduces weight gain and slows down age-related weight gain. It also prevents the development of obesity.

    • 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.

    • Dietetics & nutrition
      August 2015

      Nutrition and Behavior

      A Multidisciplinary Approach

      by John Worobey, Beverly J Tepper, Robin B Kanarek

      The relationship between nutrition and behaviour is bi-directional in nature, with nutritional factors able to affect activity and disposition, and behavior impacting diet and food intake. This book reviews these links, starting with their complex neurobiological basis, such as in the case of folate deficiency and cognitive decline. It also illustrates how behaviour may determine nutritional choices or status through peer modelling and poor dietary habits. Micronutrients and eating disorders are then critically addressed, with a review of current research methods and results, before extra-nutritional influencers on behaviour such as caffeine, herbal supplements and alcohol are discussed in the final section.

    • Environmental factors
      May 2015

      Rodent Pests and Their Control

      by Edited by Alan P Buckle, Robert H Smith.

      The most numerous of the world's invasive species, rodent pests have a devastating impact on agriculture, food, health and the environment. In the last two decades, the science and practice of rodent control has faced new legislation on rodenticides, the pests' increasing resistance to chemical control and the impact on non-target species, bringing a new dimension to this updated 2nd edition and making essential reading for all those involved in rodent pest control, including researchers, conservationists, practitioners and public health specialists.

    • Public health & preventive medicine
      March 2015

      One Health

      The Theory and Practice of Integrated Health Approaches

      by Edited by Jakob Zinsstag, Esther Schelling, Maxine Whittaker, Marcel Tanner, David Waltner-Toews.

      The One Health concept of combined veterinary and human health continues to gain momentum, but the supporting literature is sparse. In this book, the origins of the concept are examined and practical content on methodological tools, data gathering, monitoring techniques, study designs, and mathematical models is included. Zoonotic diseases, with discussions of diseases of wildlife, farm animals, domestic pets and humans, and real-world issues such as sanitation, economics, food security and evaluating the success of vaccination programmes are covered in detail. Discussing how to put policy into practice, and with case studies throughout, this book combines research and practice in one broad-ranging volume. <a href="http://www.cabi.org/openresources/43410">Read a chapter for free</a>

    • Dietetics & nutrition
      December 2014

      Home Parenteral Nutrition

      by Daniela Adjemian, Federica Agostini, Johanne Allard, Simon Allison, Marianna Arvanitakis, Patrick Ball, Asuncion Ballarin, Janet Baxter. Edited by Federico Bozzetti, Michael Staun, Andre Van Gossum

      Home parenteral nutrition (HPN) is the intravenous administration of nutrients carried out in the patient's home. This book analyses current practices in HPN, with a view to inform best practice, covering epidemiology of HPN in regions including the UK and Europe, USA and Australia, its role in the treatment of clinical conditions including gastrointestinal disorders and cancer, ethical and legal aspects and patient quality of life.

    • 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?

    • Humour
      November 2015

      Fracktured!

      A Village Divided

      by Gillian Jones

      A small announcement in the evening news alerts a village in the South East of England to the threat of imminent fracking in its precious green fields. Locals come together to fight against chemical pollution of rivers and waterways but, as Dorothy, their matriarch says; ‘We need a water expert!” And this is where Anisha comes into the story. Sunning herself on a beach in Aqaba and heading for Petra to study the ancient water systems of the Nabateans, the phone call jolts her attention back to 21st century water affairs. Not everyone in the village is against fracking however and soon the locals split into two camps, while Anisha to finds herself torn apart in a different way as she gets to know the ambitious young Chief Exec of the would-be drilling company. This is the third in Gillian Jones’s ‘Water Trilogy’. We first met Anisha and Tom as they campaigned against the building of a dam in the rainforest of South America in Blade of Light. We followed Anisha through subterranean waterways in the Gulf States and further, into little-known enclaves of Central Asia, in The FARIS Affair. Now she is a professional and an expert in water affairs and, as battle lines are drawn in the Home Counties she finds herself in the middle of conflict in more ways than one.

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