Browsing posts tagged: Public Health
The Economics of Casino Gambling

Casino gambling has spread throughout the world, and continues to spread. As governments try to cope with fiscal pressures, legalized casinos offer a possible source of additional tax revenue. But casino gambling is often controversial, as some people have moral objections to gambling. In addition, a small percentage of the population may become pathological gamblers […]

Health Promotion

‘…an excellent introduction to the theory and practice of health promotion in a developed country such as Australia‘ From the foreword by Professor Brian Oldenburg This widely used text offers a comprehensive overview of the field of health promotion. Drawing on current Australian and international research, the authors provide a detailed review of health promotion […]

Clinical Risk Management

The aim of this book is to reduce the risks of medical treatment and enhance the safety of patients in all areas of healthcare. The first section discusses human error, the incidence of harm to patients, and the development or risk management. Chapters in the second section discuss the reduction of risk in clinical practice […]

Staying healthy from 1 to 100

The largest interventional and monitoring studies to date worldwide give us an excellent overview of our current state of knowledge on the physiological interactions between nutrition and exercise. This wealth of evidence covers aspects like body weight, metabolism, fatty tissue, hormones, the cardiovascular system and skeletal structures – all ultimate determinants of immunity. The book […]


Alongside globalization, the sense of vulnerability among people and populations has increased. We feel vulnerable to disease as new infections spread rapidly across the globe, while disasters and climate change make health increasingly precarious. Moreover, clinical trials of new drugs often exploit vulnerable populations in developing countries that otherwise have no access to healthcare and […]

The Life Well Lived

This title will be released on April 6, 2017.

The Hand Book

Handwashing, as part of basic hygiene, is a no-brainer. Whenever there’s an outbreak of a contagious disease, we are advised that the first line of defense is proper handwashing. Nonetheless, many people, including healthcare workers, ignore this advice and routinely fail to wash their hands. Those who neglect to follow proper handwashing protocols put us […]

Nutrición oncológica

Si bien tenemos más conocimientos sobre el cáncer y su tratamiento, aún prevalece la preocupación por una buena alimentación de los que, actualmente, afrontan esta enfermedad y de quienes ya lograron vencer esta difícil batalla. En el año 2012, solo en el Perú se reportaron aproximadamente 100 000 casos de personas con cáncer, por lo […]

Drugs and the Developing Brain

The thalidomide tragedy which occurred slightly more than a decade ago made public officials and the general public acutely aware of the teratogenic potential of drugs. Although specialists in pharmacology and developmental biology had been studying this problem many years before, this catastrophic episode triggered the passage of legislation which required that information about the […]

Communicating Health

Communication skills are essential to effective health promotion and public health practice. This textbook bridges the gap between health communication theory and health promotion and public health practice. It provides students and practitioners with the knowledge and skills they need to design, plan, implement and evaluate programmes and campaigns. Now in its second edition, topics […]