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Bmj Clinical Review by This book presents a collection of carefully selected articles published in the British Medical Journal in the last five years that systematically encompasses a variety of topics relevant to patient management in Infectious diseases and public health.Topics covered in this volume include: Communicating risk, the diagnosis and management of dengue, diagnosis and management of cellulites, HIV testing and management of newly diagnosed HIV, ebola virus disease, multidrug resistant tuberculosis. Also included are articles regarding actinomycosis, cryptosporidiosis, the prevention andmanagement of rabies and the diagnosis and management of schistosomiasis.
Call Number: RA643 .B55 2016
Publication Date: 2016
Deadliest Enemy: our war against killer germs by Summary: Infectious disease has the terrifying power to disrupt everyday life on a global scale, overwhelming public and private resources and bringing trade and transportation to a halt. In today's world, it's easier than ever to move people, animals, and materials around the planet, but the same advances that make modern infrastructure so efficient have made epidemics and even pandemics nearly inevitable. So what can -- and must -- we do in order to protect ourselves? Drawing on the latest medical science, case studies, and policy research, Deadliest enemy explores the resources and programs we need to develop if we are to keep ourselves safe from infectious disease.
Call Number: RA651 .O87 2020
Publication Date: 2020
Diseases of Poverty: epidemiology, infectious diseases, and modern plagues by Only a few decades ago, we were ready to declare victory over infectious diseases. Today, infectious diseases are responsible for significant morbidity and mortality throughout the world. This book examines the epidemiology and social impact of past and present infectious disease epidemics in the developing and developed world. In the introduction, the authors define global health as a discipline, justify its critical importance in the modern era, and introduce the Millennium Development Goals, which have become critical targets for most of the developing world. The first half of the volume provides an epidemiological overview, exploring early and contemporary perspectives on disease and disease control. An analysis of nutrition, water, and sanitation anchors the discussion of basic human needs. Specific diseases representing both"loud" and "silent" emergencies are investigated within broader structures of ecological and biological health such as economics, education, state infrastructure, culture, and personal liberty. The authors also examine antibiotic resistance, AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and pandemic influenza, and offer an epilogue on diseases of affluence, which now threaten citizens of countries both rich and poor.A readable guide to specific diseases, richly contextualized in environment and geography, this book will be used by health professionals in all disciplines interested in global health and its history and as a textbook in university courses on global health.
Call Number: RA418.5.P6A33 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology by Now in its sixth edition, Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology remains the only book to comprehensively cover infectious diseases in both obstetrics and general gynecology. Distilling complex clinical problems into an easy to use format, this text is divided in four unique sections, and some of these topics include:
Call Number: RG578 .I54 2019
Publication Date: 2020
The Stigma of Disease and Disability: understanding causes and overcoming injustices by The lives of people with disease and disability are harmed not only by their conditions but by public response to these conditions in the form of stigma and discrimination. Making sense of this injustice is the focus of this book.
The two main sections of the book comprise chapters on 10 specific illnesses and conditions (mental illness, substance abuse, intellectual disability, physical and sensory disabilities, HIV-AIDS, infectious disease, cancer, obesity, childhood disorders, and Alzheimer's disease) and chapters relating to broader issues (stigma and family, overcoming stigma, stigma across cultures, and future directions).
The book concludes with observations on what has not worked in overcoming stigma as well as possible future directions.
Call Number: RC108.S75 2014
Publication Date: 2013
The Truth about Cancer by One out of three women alive today, and one out of two men, will face a cancer diagnosis, according to the World Health Organization. Ty Bollinger takes this personally: in the course of a decade, he says, "I lost my entire family to cancer. I don't believe I had to lose them." The Truth about Cancer has been written for one simple reason: to share the knowledge we need to protect ourselves, treat ourselves, and in some cases save our lives or the lives of those we love. Bollinger, whose October 2015 documentary miniseries The Truth about Cancer: A Global Quest has received over 5 million views to date, explains that there are many methods we can access to treat and prevent cancer--we just don't know about them. The book delves into the history of medicine--all the way back to Hippocrates's credo of "do no harm"--As well as up-to-the-minute research that proves the efficacy of dozens of advanced cancer treatments being used around the globe. Bollinger arms readers with essential, sometimes startling information about: The history and politics of cancer The takeover of medical education by special interests and for-profit agendas How some life-saving treatments have been kept from the public--and why Treatment options that go well beyond chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery"To us this is not a business, it's a mission," he explains. "We're on a mission to save the world.
Call Number: RC275 .B65 2016
Publication Date: 2016
The Autoimmune Solution by Part I. The autoimmune epidemic. My autoimmune journey and yours -- Myths and facts about autoimmunity -- Your enemy, yourself: how autoimmunity works -- Part II. Get to the root. Heal your gut. Get rid of gluten, grains, and legumes -- Tame the toxins -- Heal your infections and relieve your stress -- Part III. Learn the tools. Putting the Myers way into practice -- Your thirty-day protocol: meal plans and recipes -- Part IV. Live the solution. The Myers way as a way of life -- Navigating the medical maze -- A world of hope: success stories -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix A: Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) -- Appendix B: Heavy metals -- Appendix C: Toxic mold -- Appendix D: Biological dentistry -- Appendix E: Detoxifying your home -- Appendix F: Improving your sleep -- Appendix G: The Myers Way Symptom Tracker.
Call Number: RC600 .M94 2017
Publication Date: 2017
The COVID-19 Catastrophe : what's gone wrong and how to stop it happening again by The global response to the Covid-19 pandemic is the greatest science policy failure in a generation. We knew this was coming. Warnings about the threat of a new pandemic have been made repeatedly since the 1980s and it was clear in January that a dangerous new virus was causing a devastating human tragedy in China. And yet the world ignored the warnings. Why? In this short and hard-hitting book, Richard Horton, editor of the medical journal The Lancet, scrutinizes the actions that governments around the world took - and failed to take - as the virus spread from its origins in Wuhan to the global pandemic that it is today. He shows that many Western governments and their scientific advisors made assumptions about the virus and its lethality that turned out to be mistaken. Valuable time was lost while the virus spread unchecked, leaving health systems unprepared for the avalanche of infections that followed. Drawing on his own scientific and medical expertise, Horton outlines the measures that need to be put in place, at both national and international levels, to prevent this kind of catastrophe from happening again. We're supposed to be living in an era where human beings have become the dominant influence on the environment, but Covid-19 has revealed the fragility of our societies and the speed with which our systems can come crashing down. We need to learn the lessons of this pandemic and we need to learn them fast because the next pandemic may arrive sooner than we think.
Call Number: RA644.C67 H67 2020
Publication Date: 2020-07-13
Understanding Coronavirus by "Since the identification of the first cases of the coronavirus in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, there has been a significant amount of confusion regarding the origin and spread of the so-called 'coronavirus', officially named SARS-CoV-2, and the cause of the disease COVID-19. Conflicting messages from the media and officials across different countries and organizations, the abundance of disparate sources of information, unfounded conspiracy theories on the origins of the newly emerging virus and the inconsistent public health measures across different countries, have all served to increase the level of anxiety in the population. Where did the virus come from? How is it transmitted? How does it cause disease? Is it like flu? What is a pandemic? What can we do to stop its spread? Written by a leading expert, this concise and accessible introduction provides answers to the most common questions surrounding coronavirus for a general audience"-
Call Number: RA644.C67 R33 2020
Publication Date: 2020-06-16
Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds by In 2014, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea suffered the worst epidemic of Ebola in history. The brutal virus spread rapidly through a clinical desert where basic health-care facilities were few and far between. Causing severe loss of life and economic disruption, the Ebola crisis was a major tragedy of modern medicine. But why did it happen, and what can we learn from it?
Paul Farmer, the internationally renowned doctor and anthropologist, experienced the Ebola outbreak firsthand--Partners in Health, the organization he founded, was among the international responders. In Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds, he offers the first substantive account of this frightening, fast-moving episode and its implications. In vibrant prose, Farmer tells the harrowing stories of Ebola victims while showing why the medical response was slow and insufficient. Rebutting misleading claims about the origins of Ebola and why it spread so rapidly, he traces West Africa's chronic health failures back to centuries of exploitation and injustice. Under formal colonial rule, disease containment was a priority but care was not - and the region's health care woes worsened, with devastating consequences that Farmer traces up to the present.
Call Number: RC140.5 .F37 2020
Publication Date: 2020
Viral Pandemics by Written by a public health practitioner and a medical historian, Viral Pandemics explores the terrifying world of viruses as the cause of all acute pandemics since 1900, including the COVID-19 pandemic. The book illuminates the critical dual roles of viral biology and increasing global interconnectedness that have resulted in an escalating pandemic spiral.
Viral Pandemics is the first book to focus exclusively on viral pandemics and the first to report the COVID-19 pandemic. In each chapter, the historiographic narrative follows the path of the virus from its original detection through its first appearance as the cause of disease, to its emergence as an explosive pandemic. Scientific information is presented in an accessible, straight-forward style in compelling narratives that introduce the extraordinary universe of diverse, opportunistic viruses whose remarkable capacities make them formidable adversaries. The book makes it clear that global viral disease challenges are a persistent reality with the potential to cause catastrophic loss of life and major social and economic damage. A summary chapter draws together lessons learned and develops a proposed multidisciplinary global response.
Viral Pandemics is the only book that provides a complete historical narrative focused on viral pandemics. This comprehensive survey is designed for students and scholars in biology, epidemiology, public health, global history, and the history of medicine, as well as being of interest to the general reader.
Call Number: RA644.V55 K38 2021
Publication Date: 2020
On Pandemics : deadly diseases from bubonic plague to coronavirus by Authored by a leading epidemiologist, this engrossing book answers our questions about animal diseases that jump to humans--called zoonoses--including what attracts them to humans, why they have become more common in recent history, and how we can keep them at bay. Almost all pandemics and epidemics have been caused by diseases that come to us from animals, including SARS, Ebola, and--now--Covid-19. Epidemiologist, veterinarian, and ecosystem health specialist, David Waltner-Toews, gathers the latest research to profile dozens of illnesses in On Pandemics. Chapters are broken into short, dynamic explainers, each one tackling a different disease. Readers will discover: -Why zoonotic diseases jump from animals to humans--and why some decide to stick around for good.-How governments have responded to pandemics and epidemics throughout history, for better or for worse.-The role of climate change, industrialized farming, cultural practices, biodiversity loss, and globalization in making these diseases not only possible, but inevitable outcomes of our modern lifestyles. Coronaviruses, such as those that cause SARS and Covid-19, have made bats their home for centuries. Until SARS came along, we didn't know they were there, nor do we know how many other death-dealing viruses might be living undetected in wildlife. On Pandemics shows the greater impact of animal-borne diseases on our world, and encourages us to re-examine our role in pandemics, if not for our own health, then for the health of our planet. Published originally in 2007 as The Chickens Fight Back: Pandemic Panics and Deadly Diseases that Jump from Animals to Humans, this book has been updated in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Call Number: RA639 .W35 2020
Publication Date: 2020-05-28
Pandemics and Emerging Infectious Diseases by Infectious disease pandemics are a rising threat in our globalizing world. This agenda-setting collection provides international analysis of the pressing sociological concerns they confront us with, from cross-border coordination of public health governance to geopolitical issues of development and social equity. Focuses on vital sociological issues raised by resurgent disease pandemics Detailed analysis of case studies as well as broader, systemic factors Contributions from North America, Europe and Asia provide international perspective Bold, agenda-setting treatment of a high-profile topic
Publication Date: 2013
The Pandemic Century by Chronicles the last century of scientific struggle against deadly contagious disease--from the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic to the recent SARS, Ebola and Zika epidemics--examining related epidemiological mysteries and the role of disease in exacerbating world conflicts.
Ever since the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic, scientists have dreamed of preventing catastrophic outbreaks of infectious disease. Yet despite a century of medical progress, viral and bacterial disasters continue to take us by surprise, inciting panic and dominating news cycles. From the Spanish flu to the 1924 outbreak of pneumonic plague in Los Angeles to the 1930 "parrot fever" pandemic, through the more recent SARS, Ebola, and Zika epidemics, the last one hundred years have been marked by a succession of unanticipated pandemic alarms. In The Pandemic Century, a lively account of scares both infamous and less known, Mark Honigsbaum combines reportage with the history of science and medical sociology to artfully reconstruct epidemiological mysteries and the ecology of infectious diseases. We meet dedicated disease detectives, obstructive or incompetent public health officials, and brilliant scientists often blinded by their own knowledge of bacteria and viruses. We also see how fear of disease often exacerbates racial, religious, and ethnic tensions--even though, as the epidemiologists Malik Peiris and Yi Guan write, "'nature' remains the greatest bioterrorist threat of all." Like man-eating sharks, predatory pathogens are always present in nature, waiting to strike; when one is seemingly vanquished, others appear in its place. These pandemics remind us of the limits of scientific knowledge, as well as the role that human behavior and technologies play in the emergence and spread of microbial diseases
Call Number: RA651 .H665 2019
Publication Date: 2019
Alcoholism: Topic Page
Disease characterized by impaired control over the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
Anorexia: Topic Page
Lack of desire to eat, or refusal to eat, especially the pathological condition of anorexia nervosa, most often found in adolescent girls and young women.
Autism: Topic Page
Autism, a condition of neurodevelopment, is more common in males, with onset typically in infancy. It is diagnosed when a child or adult has abnormalities in a ‘triad’ of behavioral domains: social development, communication, and repetitive behavior / obsessive interests.
Bipolar Disorder: Topic Page
Any of several psychological disorders of mood characterized usually by alternating episodes of depression and mania — called also manic depression, manic-depressive illness.
Depression: Topic Page
Disorder best defined as a collection of psychological symptoms including sadness; unhappy thoughts characterized by worry, poor self-image, self-blame, guilt and low self-confidence; downbeat views on the future; and a feeling of hopelessness.
Dissociative Identity Disorder: Topic Page
Dissociative identity disorder (DID) has been one of the most controversial diagnostic categories in the history of psychiatry.
Obsessive compulsive disorder is defined in the DSM-IV as the presence of either obsessions or compulsions (or both). Obsessions are defined as recurrent and persistent thoughts, impulses or images that are experienced as intrusive and inappropriate and that cause marked anxiety or distress.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Topic Page
(PTSD), mental disorder that follows an occurrence of extreme psychological stress, such as that encountered in war or resulting from violence, childhood abuse, sexual abuse, or serious accident.
Schizophrenia: Topic Page
Group of severe mental disorders characterized by reality distortions resulting in unusual thought patterns and behaviors.
Zika: The Emerging Epidemic by An exploration of Zika's origins, how it's spreading, the race for a cure, and what we can do to protect ourselves now.
Call Number: RA644.Z56 M36 2016
Publication Date: 2016
Spillover: Zika, Ebola & beyond by Investigate the rise of spillover viruses like Zika, Ebola and Nipah that can make the leap from animals to humans. Find out how human behaviors spread diseases and what science can do to anticipate and prevent epidemics around the world.
Call Number: DVD RA644.V55 S65 2016
Publication Date: 2016
Physical Diseases and Conditions
AIDS: Topic Page
AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is a chronic, life-threatening disease that is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Alzheimer's Disease: Topic Page
Common manifestation of dementia , thought to afflict 1 in 20 people over 65.
Anemia: Topic Page
Condition in which the concentration of hemoglobin in the circulating blood is below normal.
Arteriosclerosis: Topic Page
General term for a condition characterized by thickening, hardening, and loss of elasticity of the walls of the blood vessels.
Asthma: Topic Page
Chronic condition characterized by difficulty in breathing due to spasm of the bronchi (air passages) in the lungs.
Cancer: Topic Page
Group of diseases characterized by abnormal proliferation of cells.
Cirrhosis: Topic Page
Degeneration of tissue in an organ resulting in fibrosis, with nodule and scar formation.
Diabetes: Topic Page
Diabetes mellitus, often referred to simply as diabetes, is not a single disease but a group of metabolic disorders characterized by hyperglycemia (elevated blood glucose) resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action, or both. It is a major public health problem in the United States, affecting 24.1 million individuals, of whom an
Heart Disease: Topic Page
Any of several abnormalities of the heart and its function in maintaining blood circulation.
Multiple Sclerosis: Topic Page
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system characterized by recurring episodes of neurological disturbance.
Obesity: Topic Page
Condition resulting from excessive storage of fat in the body.
Osteoporosis: Topic Page
A disease, most commonly of post-menopausal women, in which the bones become porous, brittle and liable to fracture, owing to the loss of calcium from the bone substance.
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Topic Page
A form of arthritis, particularly common in women, that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and deformity of the joints, especially of the fingers, wrists, ankles, feet or hips.