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Health Sector Reforms in Orissa

In analysing the phenomenon of health sector reforms, this book proposes a new conceptual framework of analysis and ethnography as a methodological tool which could be used effectively in various country contexts compared to what the existing theoretical frameworks do. Thus, apart from generating new knowledge in health sector, thi...
£44.99

HIV / AIDS

Stating that HIV/AIDS is a colossal public health problem is a vast understatement. Its effects extend to all reaches of the globe and its toll is enormous. , The most recent statistics on HIV infections, people living with HIV/AIDS, and AIDS-related deaths are jolting. Current realities, historical data, and future projections ...
£34.99

Sociological Perspectives of Health and Illness

Medical sociology has evolved from being considered as an unimportant area of enquiry to being regarded as central to the study of private troubles and public issues. At present, much of what is deemed in sociology as exciting is advancing or contributing to the field of health. It is appropriate, therefore, that an edited text is ...
£44.99

Spas in Britain and in France in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Originating from the age-old belief that water springing from the depths was endowed with healing properties, spas, which first blossomed in the West during the heyday of the Roman Empire, again gained importance and fame in the 18th and 19th centuries, as the increasing medicalisation of thermal water drew crowds to the best-sited...
£14.99

Transacting Sites of the Liminal Bodily Spaces

This book focuses on liminal bodies and their delicate transaction with themselves and other people’s bodies. More specifically, it explores the spatiality and discourses of the body dying; the body opened in surgery, or through MRIs, CATs, and sometimes in autopsies; the body preserved through computerized images such as those cre...
£34.99

A Healthy Life on a Healthy Planet

The majority of people are under the impression that pollution affects mostly the environment. Thus, we are mainly concerned with climate change and the disappearance of wildlife. We are convinced that pollution doesn’t affect us as humans. However, the incidence rate of cancer is higher today than in the 1970s and we are witnessin...
£61.99

Recent Researches in Health Sciences

This book brings together 47 chapters related to various aspects of health science. The main topics explored here are obesity and inflammation, pain management, adolescent pregnancies, palliative care needs, nursing care, preclinical applications, elderly health, reflexology, healthy lifestyles, healthy life and nutrition, early di...
£95.99

Making America Green and Safe

Since history is a critical part of future planning, the eight chapters of this book offer both academics and the general public a historical perspective of the evolution of science and policy actions on climate change and steps toward building a resilient and sustainable society, especially at the Environmental Protection Agency (...
£58.99

The History of Wine as a Medicine

This unique book is the first to describe mankind’s 5,000 year history of using wine as a medicine. Wine is our oldest, most documented and best preventative medicine. It reduces the rate of death from all causes by up to 50% by minimising vascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes by up to 50% and dementia by up to 80%.Th...
£58.99

New Insights into HIV/AIDS for Students and Healthcare Professionals

Since the first case of HIV was diagnosed in 1981, several efforts have gone into its prevention and control. However, it remains a leading scourge today, with no cure despite the international attention and publicity it receives. It is one of the few diseases specifically given attention in the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) a...
£74.99

International Handbook of Forest Therapy

The first International Handbook of Forest Therapy defines the scientific domain of this innovative, evidence-based and timely public health approach. More than 50 authors from around the world are brought together to offer their expertise and insights about forest therapy from a variety of research perspectives. The theoretical discussion of the effects related to the biophilia hypothesis presented here is complemented by research results compiled across the last three decades in the fields of forest medicine and biochemistry from Asia. The book also highlights the latest developments with regards to forest therapy in a number of different countries, ranging from China and Australia to Germany and Austria. The handbook constitutes a major milestone in research in this field. It sets the baseline for forest therapy to be implemented worldwide as a powerful and financially prudent public health practice.
£69.99