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Insect Repellents Handbook, Second Edition

Insect Repellents Handbook, Second Edition

Mustapha Debboun, Stephen P. Frances, Daniel Strickman

September 19, 2014

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...

Nutrition-Infection Interactions and Impacts on Human Health

Nutrition-Infection Interactions and Impacts on Human Health

Mohan Pammi, Jesus G. Vallejo, Steven A. Abrams

August 26, 2014

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...

Clinical Tuberculosis, Fifth Edition

Clinical Tuberculosis, Fifth Edition

Peter D O Davies, Stephen B Gordon, Geraint Davies

April 30, 2014

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...

Writing Dissertation and Grant Proposals: Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics

Writing Dissertation and Grant Proposals: Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics

Lisa Chasan-Taber

April 28, 2014

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...

Manual of Security Sensitive Microbes and Toxins

Manual of Security Sensitive Microbes and Toxins

Dongyou Liu

April 08, 2014

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...

Environmental Risk Assessment: A Toxicological Approach

Environmental Risk Assessment: A Toxicological Approach

Ted Simon

February 05, 2014

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...

Handbook of Media for Clinical and Public Health Microbiology

Handbook of Media for Clinical and Public Health Microbiology

Ronald M. Atlas, James W. Snyder

October 24, 2013

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...

Lifestyle Medicine, Second Edition

Lifestyle Medicine, Second Edition

James M. Rippe

March 15, 2013

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...

Physician's Guide to Arthropods of Medical Importance, Sixth Edition

Physician's Guide to Arthropods of Medical Importance, Sixth Edition

Jerome Goddard

December 03, 2012

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...

Obesity: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Prevention, Second Edition

Obesity: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Prevention, Second Edition

Debasis Bagchi, Harry G. Preuss

July 06, 2012

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...

Molecular Detection of Human Parasitic Pathogens

Molecular Detection of Human Parasitic Pathogens

Dongyou Liu

July 05, 2012

Traditionally, laboratory identification of parasites has relied upon various phenotypic procedures that detect their morphological, biological, and immunological features. Because these procedures tend to be time-consuming and technically demanding, molecular methods based on nucleic acid...

Obesity: Prevention and Treatment

Obesity: Prevention and Treatment

James M. Rippe, Theodore J. Angelopoulos

May 11, 2012

The prevalence of obesity in the United States and the rest of the industrialized world has skyrocketed in the past 20 years. Linked to heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and metabolic syndrome, it is also the leading cause of osteoarthritis and the second leading cause of cancer. With...

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