Over the past four decades, the prevalence of autism, asthma, ADHD, obesity, diabetes, and birth defects has increased substantially among children throughout the world. Not coincidentally, more than 80,000 new chemicals have been developed and released into the global environment during this same period. Today the World Health Organization attributes more than one third of all childhood deaths to environmental causes.
Children's environmental health is a new and growing discipline tha
There are 13 million people with cancer in the United States, and it's estimated that about 1.3 million of these cases are hereditary. Yet despite advanced training in cancer genetics and years of practicing medicine, Dr. Theo Ross was never certain whether the history of cancers in her family was simple bad luck or a sign that they were carriers of a cancer-causing genetic mutation. Then she was diagnosed with melanoma, and for someone with a dark complexion, melanoma made no sense. It turned o
This publication is an important contribution to the documentation of medicinal plant use by the Basotho. It contains a comprehensive list of known medicinal plants, their up-to-date scientific names, their vernacular names, as well as their uses.
Back pain is very hard (often impossible) to diagnose and to specify, hence heavy painkillers are thrown at people. This title offers a new way of dealing with back pain: understand the psychology of pain; debunk the myths; find the source of your pain; manage your pain - including all the emotions and anxiety that go with it; and more.
For most of human history, death was a common, ever-present possibility. It didn't matter whether you were five or fifty - every day was a roll of the dice. But now, as medical advances push the boundaries of survival further each year, we have become increasingly detached from the reality of being mortal. So here is a book about the modern experience of mortality - about what it's like to get old and die, how medicine has changed this and how it hasn't, where our ideas about death have gone wro
What exactly is cholesterol? What are HDL, LDL, and triglycerides, and why is it important to know the difference between them? What roles do diet and exercise play in controlling your cholesterol levels? What alternative treatment options are available? This book provides a realistic plan to lower your cholesterol and have you living healthier.
Basic First Aid seeks to equip first aiders with the basic skills needed to effectively manage an emergency situation before the arrival of emergency care providers. The manual describes the most up-to-date basic first aid techniques for use in situations where there are limited or no resources available.
Cancer is a problem that touches virtually everyone either directly or indirectly. As one of the biggest killers in the Western world it is feared by many people. In this Very Short Introduction, Nick James examines the trends and treatment of cancer, looking at efforts to develop treatments, research into cures, and the future of cancer care.
Kate Bennett isn't looking for love, but it shows up in a surprising and dramatic package. Matt Reynolds arrives on the scene with a flash of all-American heroism and treats Kate and her friends to a taste of excitement and beauty. But will Kate be strong enough to give him the emotional support he really needs?
This book provides a clear and informative guide to cosmetic surgery with an overview of the range of procedures now available. Individual chapters cover facelifts, breast surgery, eyelid and chin lifts, liposuction, lasers/peels, botox and fillers and abdominoplasty. It also features advice on how to choose the best surgeon for you.