Public Health & General Preventive Medicine

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Published:
September 19, 2014
Editor(s):
Mustapha Debboun, Stephen P. Frances, Daniel Strickman
The public has a great desire for products that prevent the annoyance of biting insects and ticks, but that desire does not always translate into sensible use of those products. Insect Repellents Handbook, Second Edition summarizes evidence-based information on insect repellents to inform decisions 
Published:
August 26, 2014
Editor(s):
Mohan Pammi, Jesus G. Vallejo, Steven A. Abrams
Nutrition and infection are often at a crossroads, interacting with each other and influencing human health. Infection is a major health problem and nutritional deficiency plays a significant role in increasing the risk of infection. Nutrition–Infection Interactions and Impacts on Human Health 
Published:
April 30, 2014
Editor(s):
Peter D O Davies, Stephen B Gordon, Geraint Davies
Completely updated and revised, Clinical Tuberculosis continues to provide the TB practitioner—whether in public health, laboratory science or clinical practice—with a synoptic and definitive account of the latest methods of diagnosis, treatment and control of this challenging and debilitating 
Published:
April 28, 2014
Author(s):
Lisa Chasan-Taber
Competition for research funds in epidemiology, preventative medicine, and biostatistics has never been more intense and, at the same time, the grant application and review process at such agencies as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is undergoing significant transformation. Writing 
Published:
April 08, 2014
Editor(s):
Dongyou Liu
Security sensitive microbes (viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites) and toxins, which are often referred to as the select agents and toxins, have the capacity to cause serious illness and death in humans, animals, and plants. Throughout history, these microbes and toxins have been exploited in 
Published:
February 05, 2014
Author(s):
Ted Simon
The purpose of risk assessment is to support science-based decisions about how to solve complex societal problems. The problems we face in the twenty-first century have many social, political, and technical complexities. Environmental risk assessment in particular is of increasing importance as a 
Published:
October 24, 2013
Author(s):
Ronald M. Atlas, James W. Snyder
The detection and/or isolation and identification of pathogenic microorganisms is critical for the laboratory diagnosis of infectious diseases. With growth-dependant methods providing reliable means for identifying pathogens, traditional culturing continues to play an integral role in the detection 
Published:
March 15, 2013
Editor(s):
James M. Rippe
There is no doubt that daily habits and actions exert a profound health impact. The fact that nutritional practices, level of physical activity, weight management, and other behaviors play key roles both in the prevention and treatment of most metabolic diseases has been recognized by their 
Published:
December 03, 2012
Author(s):
Jerome Goddard
2013 BMA Medical Book Awards Winner As the importance of medical entomology increases, access to up-to-date, authoritative information also becomes increasingly critical. For nearly 20 years, the award-winning, bestselling Physician's Guide to Arthropods of Medical Importance has established itself 
Published:
July 06, 2012
Editor(s):
Debasis Bagchi, Harry G. Preuss
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared obesity a global epidemic. Its prevalence has more than doubled since 1980, causing a myriad of health problems for children and adults. Obesity: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Prevention, Second Edition explores the molecular mechanisms and