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  1. Planning in Health Promotion Work

    An Empowerment Model

    By Roar Amdam

    Series: Routledge Studies in Public Health

    Community development, planning and partnerships have become important terms in health promotion but, up until now, debate around these concepts have been discussed more in planning science than in public health literature. Roar Amdam draws on theories and new empirical evidence from local,...

    Published September 30th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Global Public Health Vigilance

    Creating a World on Alert

    By Lorna Weir, Eric Mykhalovskiy

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    Global Public Health Vigilance is the first sociological book to investigate recent changes in how global public health authorities imagine and respond to international threats to human health. This book explores a remarkable period of conceptual innovation during which infectious disease,...

    Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Health Transitions and the Double Disease Burden in Asia and the Pacific

    Histories of Responses to Non-Communicable and Communicable Diseases

    Edited by Milton J. Lewis, Kerrie L. MacPherson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

    Chronic diseases—cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes—are not only the principal cause of world-wide mortality but also are now responsible for a striking increase in the percentage of sickness in developing countries still grappling with the acute problems of...

    Published September 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  4. Fat

    By Deborah Lupton

    Series: Shortcuts

    In contemporary western societies the fat body has become a focus of stigmatizing discourses and practices aimed at disciplining, regulating and containing it. Despite the fact that in many western countries fat bodies outnumber those that are thin, fat people are still socially marginalized and...

    Published August 15th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Organisational Capacity Building in Health Systems

    By Niyi Awofeso

    Series: Routledge Studies in Public Health

    Capacity building – which focuses on understanding the obstacles that prevent organisations from realising their goals, while promoting those features that help them to achieve measurable and sustainable results – is vital to improve the delivery of health care in both developed and developing...

    Published July 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  6. Obesity

    Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Prevention, Second Edition

    Edited by 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...

    Published July 5th 2012 by CRC Press

  7. Molecular Detection of Human Parasitic Pathogens

    Edited by Dongyou Liu

    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...

    Published July 4th 2012 by CRC Press

  8. The Transformation of Contemporary Health Care

    The Market, the Laboratory, and the Forum

    By Tiago Moreira

    Series: Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

    The past three decades have seen enormous changes in the organisation of health care. This book explores the role of knowledge production and technology on these transformations, focusing on the market (attempts to embed principles of economic rationality and efficient use of resources in the...

    Published June 18th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Global Health

    An Introduction to Current and Future Trends

    By Kevin McCracken, David R. Phillips

    The health of human populations around the world is constantly changing and the health profiles of most nations in the early twenty-first century global health landscape are unrecognizable compared with those of just a century ago. This book examines and explains these health changes and considers...

    Published June 6th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Young People, Physical Activity and the Everyday

    Edited by Jan Wright, Doune Macdonald

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    Despite society’s current preoccupation with interrelated issues such as obesity, increasingly sedentary lifestyles and children’s health, there has until now been little published research that directly addresses the place and meaning of physical activity in young people’s lives. In this important...

    Published May 21st 2012 by Routledge