International Encyclopedia of Public Health, 2nd Edition

  • Stella R Quah
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  • ISBN-10: 0128037083
  • ISBN-13: 9780128037089
  • DDC: 362.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 4470 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released May 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This encyclopedia is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the major issues, challenges, methods, and approaches of global public health. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this new edition combines complementary scientific fields of inquiry, linking biomedical research with the social and life sciences to address the three major themes of public health research, disease, health processes, and disciplines

This book helps readers solve real-world problems in global and local health through a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach. Covering all dimensions of the field, from the details of specific diseases, to the organization of social insurance agencies, the articles included cover the fundamental research areas of health promotion, economics, and epidemiology, as well as specific diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and reproductive health.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Board.
Contributors to Volume 1.
Guide to Using the Encyclopedia.
Subject Classification.
Preface to Second Edition.
Contents of All Volumes.
1: Acute Care Hospitals.
2: Adenoviruses.
3: Adolescents.
4: Agenda Setting in Public Health Policy.
5: Aging: Nutrition and the Older Adults.
6: Aging, Physical Activity, and Health.
7: Agricultural Health and Safety.
8: Alcohol Consumption: An Overview of International Trends.
9: Alcohol Consumption: The Social and Economic Impacts.
10: Alcohol Industry.
11: Alcohol, Integrated Control of.
12: Alcohol: Treatment.
13: Alma-Ata and Primary Health Care: An Evolving Story.
14: Anemia.
15: Anthropological Perspectives in Bioethics.
16: Anthropological Perspectives on the Health Transition.
17: Antibiotic Development and Resistance.
18: Antimicrobial Resistance in a One Health and One World Perspective – Mechanisms and Solutions.
19: Arboviruses.
20: Arms Control Measures.
21: Arsenic.
22: Asbestos.
23: Asthma.
24: Autoimmune Diseases.
25: Bacterial Infections: Overview.
26: Bacteriology, Historical.
27: Bioaerosols.
28: Biodiversity, Health Implications of.
29: Biostatistics.
30: Bladder Cancer.
31: Blindness.
32: Blood Transfusion Services.
33: Botulism.
34: Brain Tumors.
35: Breast Cancer.
36: Brucellosis.
37: Burden of Disease and Injury Caused by Alcohol.
38: Burns and Scalds.
39: Cadmium.
40: Canada, Health System of.
41: Cancer and Senescence.
42: Cancer Economics.
43: Cancer Epidemiology.
44: Cancer: Global Burden, Trends, and Projections.
45: Cancer Mortality.
46: Cancer Prevention.
47: Cancer Screening: Theory and Applications.
48: Cancer Survival.
49: Carcinogens, Environmental.
50: Cardiovascular Disease Prevention.
51: Centers for Disease Control.
52: Cerebrovascular Disease.
53: Child Abuse/Treatment.
54: Child Labor.
55: Child Obesity and Health.
56: Child Rights.
57: Child Soldiers.
58: Child Witness to Violence.
59: Childhood Infectious Diseases: Overview.
60: Children and Adolescents, Measuring the Quality of Life of.
61: Children, Media and Health.
62: Chlamydia (Trachoma and Sexually Transmitted Infections).