Encyclopedia of Global Health by Yawei Zhang (Editor)"A general reference for topics related to health worlwide, this encyclopedia is ambitious in its scope, with entries for specific diseases and conditions, geographical areas, health issues, biographical information, and organizations related to world health policy." --CHOICE "A useful, one-stop reference for health professionals and the general population alike that speaks to important changes and issues in global health; a foundation of knowledge essential for any library." --Library Journal The contemporary understanding of global health is complicated and extends to all ends of the Earth and beyond. From the health effects of global warming to the implications of single nucleotide differences on disease, the factors that impact global health are extremely diverse and are changing constantly. As new scientific advances are made, as new policies are implemented, as wars are waged and peace agreements signed, or as new strains of infectious diseases evolve, the state of global health changes. The Encyclopedia of Global Health is a comprehensive, one stop reference to a broad array of health topics worldwide. Encompassing four volumes with more than 1,200 articles, the Encyclopedia covers all aspects of health, including physical and mental health entries, biographies of major doctors and researchers, profiles of medical institutions, organizations, and corporations, descriptions of drugs and operations, articles on national health policies, and thematic health topics in the humanities. Key Features Offers a truly global approach by giving the current health status in each country of five continents Compares the mortality rates of infectious diseases and non-communicable diseases in developing and developed countries Presents a historical context for important changes and issues in global health and serves as a foundation of knowledge Examines how mental health and related conditions in developing countries are increasing toward the level in developed countries Ties the curriculum in related health disciplines from biology, to psychology, to psychopharmacology Provides a glossary of health definitions, extensive cross-references to related topics, and thorough bibliographic citations Key Themes #65533; Children's Health Countries: Africa Countries: Americas Countries: Asia Countries: Europe Countries: Pacific Diseases, Cancers Diseases, Localized Diseases, Systemic Drugs and Drug Companies Health Sciences Men's Health Mental Health Organizations and Associations People Procedures and Therapies Research Society and Health Women's Health The Encyclopedia of Global Health is a useful reference for health professionals, as well as for general populations, making it a must-have resource for any library.
Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology by Carol R. Ember (Editor); Melvin Ember (Editor)Medical practitioners and the ordinary citizen are becoming more aware that we need to understand cultural variation in medical belief and practice. The more we know how health and disease are managed in different cultures, the more we can recognize what is "culture bound" in our own medical belief and practice. The Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology is unique because it is the first reference work to describe the cultural practices relevant to health in the world's cultures and to provide an overview of important topics in medical anthropology. No other single reference work comes close to marching the depth and breadth of information on the varying cultural background of health and illness around the world. More than 100 experts - anthropologists and other social scientists - have contributed their firsthand experience of medical cultures from around the world.
Handbook of Health Economics by Mark V. Pauly (Editor); Thomas G. McGuire (Editor); Pedro Pita Barros (Editor)What new theories, evidence, and policies have shaped health economics in the 21st century? Editors Mark Pauly, Thomas McGuire, and Pedro Pita Barros assemble the expertise of leading authorities in this survey of substantive issues. In 16 chapters they cover recent developments in health economics, from medical spending growth to the demand for health care, the markets for pharmaceutical products, the medical workforce, and equity in health and health care. Its global perspective, including an emphasis on low and middle-income countries, will result in the same high citations that made Volume 1 (2000) a foundational text. Presents coherent summaries of major subjects and methodologies, marking important advances and revisions. Serves as a frequently used non-journal reference. Introduces non-economists to the best research in health economics.
CDC Health Information for International Travel 2012 by Gary W. Brunette (Editor); CDC StaffHealth risks are dynamic and ever-changing, both at home and while traveling abroad. To stay abreast of the most up-to-date health recommendations, for decades health care professionals and travelers have relied on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's user-friendly HealthInformation for International Travel (commonly referred to as the The Yellow Book) as a trusted reference. Updated biennially by a team of experts, this book is the only publication for all official government recommendations for international travel.The book's features include clear and easy-to-read disease risk maps, information on where to find health care during travel, specific health information and itineraries for popular tourist destinations, detailed country-specific information for yellow fever and malaria, advice for those travelingwith infants and children, and a comprehensive catalog of diseases, their clinical pictures, and their epidemiologies. The Yellow Book addresses the pre-travel consult and provides post-travel clinical guidance on ways to approach common syndromes of returned travelers who are ill.
Access to over 80 full text consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Harvard Health Letter, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others.
Provides citations to journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audio-visual materials, and technical reports. Encompasses all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines including plant and animal sciences, forestry, entomology, soil and water resources, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, agricultural products, alternative farming practices, and food and nutrition.
Monitors international journals representing virtually every life science discipline, including agriculture, biochemistry, biotechnology, botany, ecology, environment, microbiology, neurology, pharmacology, public health.