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Our medicine books and medical textbooks will help you learn about all kinds of treatments that can make people feel better, from surgery books to great nursing books and human anatomy books. We also have a great range of veterinary medicine books for any would-be vets wanting to learn about treating sick animals.

  • POCH

    The Power of Crystal Healing (Hardback)

    Emma Lucy Knowles

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    This awe-inspiring crystal bible features over 100 crystals that will raise your vibrations and cleanse your mind, body and spirit.

    It explains how they can change your energy levels and improve all aspects of your life and well-being including your career, relationships and finding more positivity.

    With gorgeous photography, it also offers tips on selecting, cleansing and caring for all kinds of crystals.
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    BMA: What's Wrong With Me? (Paperback)

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    If you have an ailment or illness and want to identify it quickly while at home, this is the guide for you.

    It has an easy-to-follow, visual symptom checker that will help you recognise the symptoms of what might be wrong and what you should do.

    The head-to-toe visual diagnostic guides will also help you recognise situations that are urgent or potentially life-threatening.
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    Pet Subjects (Hardback)

    Peter Wedderburn

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    Pete Wedderburn is the Telegraph's resident vet and in Pet Subjects, he recalls some of his favourite animal patients.

    From animals big to small, Pete the Vet has seen it all. He recalls both the heart-warming and heartbreaking moments from his career and tells them all with a tender and witty turn of phrase.

    Among the critters you'll get to read about are Apollo the hamster, Nero the cat and Ned the terrier.
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    This is Going to Hurt (Paperback)

    Adam Kay

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    Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, comedian Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a fascinating insight into the multitude of work the staff of the NHS has to undertake to keep us all safe and in good health.

    A junior doctor between 2004 and 2010, Adam provides a no-holds-barred account of the 97-hour weeks, life-or-death decisions and the constant tsunami of bodily fluids he had to contend with...

    Looking back on notes scribbled in secret after his busy shifts, Adam also explains how he managed to survive on the low pay and the effect his choice of career had on both his social life and relationships. This is a book that will tell you everything you ever wanted to know - and a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward.
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    Unnatural Causes (Paperback)

    Dr Richard Shepherd

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    Fans of This is Going to Hurt and All That Remains will find themselves fully absorbed in Dr Richard Shepherd's Unnatural Causes - a book where the forensic pathologist reveals which cases and bodies have haunted him the most and how he's lives a life steeped in death.

    Shepherd is a detective in his own right NS has performed over 23,000 autopsies, including some of the most high-profile cases of recent times; the Hungerford Massacre, the Princess Diana inquiry, and 9/11.

    He has faced serial killers, natural disasters, 'perfect murders' and freak accidents and put killers behind bars, freed the innocent, and turned open-and-shut cases on their heads.
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  • BXLIO

    12 Rules for Life (Paperback)

    Jordan B. Peterson

    Jordan B. Peterson's 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos is a book that focuses on the value of individual responsibility and what we can learn from ancient wisdom.

    He offers 12 profound and practical principles that will help you keep your life in order - from getting your own house in order before criticising others and comparing yourself to who you were yesterday.
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    The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet (Paperback)

    Michael Mosley

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    5:2 Fast Diet author Dr Michael Mosley offers up recipes that will help you lower your blood sugar levels. He explains how much of the food we eat today is high in sugar and packed with easily digestible carbohydrates that are unhealthy and can contribute to the risk of type 2 diabetes, strokes, dementia and cancer.

    He explains why we pile on dangerous abdominal fat and shows us how to shed it, fast. He also demolishes common myths including the claim that steady weight loss is always better than rapid weight loss. This book is perfect for anyone who struggles with their weight.
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    The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet Recipe Book (Paperback)

    Clare Bailey

    This companion to 5:2 Fast Diet author Dr Michael Mosley's 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet book is bursting with low-cal and low-carb recipes that are good for you and easy to make.

    Compiled by by Mosley's wife Dr Claire Bailey and Dr Sarah Schenker, this book's recipes range from quick breakfasts to satisfying suppers and follow the Mediterranean style of eating that is now proven to help your health.

    It's a great cookbook, whether you're thinking of taking on a full 8-week diet plan to reverse your diabetes or simply looking to keep your blood sugar levels in check.
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    The Prison Doctor (Paperback)

    Dr Amanda Brown

    Horrifying, heartbreaking and eye-opening, these are the stories, the patients and the cases that have characterised a career spent behind bars. Savage beatings, dirty protests, drug addiction, depression and prisoners desperate to turn their lives around, Dr Amanda Brown has seen it all. The no-holds-barred memoirs of a GP who went from working at a quiet suburban practice to treating the country's most dangerous criminals - first in young offenders' institutions, then at the notorious Wormwood Scrubs and finally at Europe's largest women-only prison in Europe, Bronzefield. A doctor devoted to caring for those most of us would rather forget.
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  • BULGO

    Keto Diet (Paperback)

    Dr Josh Axe

    From the author of the international bestseller Eat Dirt, a 30-day plan to burn fat, fight inflammation, and reverse disease using the keto diet. Today, the ketogenic diet is the world's fastest growing diet, and with good reason. When practiced correctly, it has been proven to burn fat, reduce inflammation, balance hormones and gut bacteria. Unfortunately, many people remain unaware of several key factors that are crucial to the diet's success, setting them up for frustration, failure, and relapse. In KETO DIET, bestselling author Dr. Josh Axe sets the record straight, offering thorough, step-by-step guidance to achieving lifelong health. Unlike other books on the subject, KETO DIET identifies and details five different ketogenic protocols, and explains why picking the right one for your body and lifestyle is fundamental to your success. Complete with shopping lists, delicious recipes, complimentary exercise routines, and accessible explanations of the science, KETO DIET will give readers all the tools they need to say goodbye to stubborn fat and chronic disease once and for all.
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    The Language of Kindness (Paperback)

    Christie Watson

    The Sunday Times bestselling memoir about nursing from award-winning author, Christie Watson. Christie worked as a nurse for twenty years and uses her experience to create this astounding account of a profession defined by acts of care, compassion and kindness.

    We watch as she nurses a premature baby who has miraculously made it through the night, we stand by her side during her patient's agonising heart-lung transplants, and we hold our breath as she washed the hair of a child fatally injured in a fire.

    In our most extreme moments, when life is lived most intensely, Christie is with us. She is a guide, mentor and friend. And in these dark days of division and isolationism, she encourages us all to stretch out a hand.
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  • BLQWE

    Lisa Riley's Honesty Diet (Paperback)

    Lisa Riley

    Lisa Riley lets us in on the secrets behind her incredible 12-stone weight loss. FEEL and LOOK GREAT the simple way with Lisa. Pre order now . . . 'Christmas party season is approaching and I have a dress which I last wore 3 years ago . . . today I tried the same outfit and whizzed the zip up and down. It was comfortable and a little loose! I'm with her every step of my journey' - Elaine After years wearing size-30 clothes and convincing herself she was 'fat but happy', Lisa Riley finally took control of her body and shed a remarkable 12 stone. Significantly healthier, infinitely happier and proud of her slim new figure, Lisa now reveals how she lost all that weight and - more importantly - kept it off. Lisa knows that if she can do it, anyone can. The very first thing she had to tackle was her thinking, and in this book you'll discover the strategies that helped her get honest with herself, along with her advice for becoming more active and how to stay on track when cravings strike or you've had a bad day. Lisa also shares: * A simple 8-day eating plan to kick things off * Fast, easy, delicious low-carb recipes * An 'honesty diary' section for keeping track of progress and motivating yourself * All the pitfalls and stumbling blocks to watch out for * Tips for staying healthy when on-the-go and eating out * Everyday fitness ideas that anyone can do With Lisa's help, you can put the fibs and excuses behind you, kick those bad habits and achieve the body and health you've always dreamed of.What do reader's say about the Honesty Diet . . . 'I loved Lisa's 'tough love' . . . that none of the recipes took hours to prepare and cook. People have commented that my face looks thinner and my skin looks GOOD' - Clare 'I loved the food, the simplicity of the meals and the plan . . . It has changed my outlook on eating and losing weight, my portion size and my body size' - Vivien 'I would recommend this to anyone . . . Lisa's amazing transformation makes me believe it is possible. I feel positive about the road ahead, it has inspired me' - Kathy'Lisa has hit the nail on the head. More exercise and less food. It's been a fab experience' - Jayne 'I learnt that I am a lot stronger and more determined than I thought I was and I DO have the willpower! I LOVE IT!' - Louise
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    Flight Risk (Paperback)

    Stephanie J. Green

    An exhilarating insight into the life of a doctor at Heathrow Airport, where the truth is often stranger than fiction. For over a decade, Stephanie Green was a doctor on-call for one of the world's busiest airports, confronting dramatic, bizarre and sometimes heart-breaking situations. During her 24-hour shifts at Heathrow, Dr Green had to be ready for anything: from finding an abandoned suitcase leaking blood onto the carousel, to discovering a man smuggling heroin in a corset. It's a job that brought her into contact with all walks of life; her patients included drug mules and fugitives, schizophrenics and stowaways, refugees and tourists. And with the threats of a nerve agent poisoning or a Level Four viral epidemic always in the back of her mind, Dr Green found herself on the frontline where the decisions are made about who - or what - was allowed to leave the airport's borders. FLIGHT RISK reveals the thrilling drama that takes place behind-the-scenes of an airport and what is needed to make critical decisions in this hidden no-man's land of geopolitics, terror, tragedy and medicine.
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    The Pelvic Floor Bible (Paperback)

    Jane Simpson

    Have you ever laughed so much you wet yourself - just a little bit? Or found yourself crossing your legs on the doorstep frantically searching for your keys? Do you get up at night to go to the toilet more than once? Then you need help from The Pelvic Floor Bible. Incontinence is both preventable and curable through pelvic floor exercises and rehabilitation but too many people assume nothing can be done, follow incorrect advice or are ashamed to seek help. We need to end the taboo now. Jane Simpson will show you how to incorporate pelvic floor exercises as part of your daily routine in order to prevent issues in later life and cure existing problems now. * Learn how to treat common problems such as stress incontinence, overactive bladder and prolapse *Get back into shape post-pregnancy *Enjoy a healthy sex life at every stage of your life "Thanks to Jane I am feeling physically better, stronger, and more confident.", Tonya, 29 "I hadn't quite appreciated how important my pelvic floor was until I hadn't got one! Jane helped me to restore and maintain my new floor and I would encourage everyone to exercise regularly and to follow Jane's advice" Louise, 53
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  • BUOSG

    Listening to the Animals: Becoming The Supervet (Paperback)

    Noel Fitzpatrick

    Professor Noel Fitzpatrick - also known as The Supervet - tells his life story in this emotional and heart-warming memoir.

    He recalls a childhood spent growing up on a family farm in Ballyfin, Ireland and how his bond with Pirate the sheepdog provided solace from the bullying he suffered at school. He also reveals how a fateful night spent trying to save a new-born lamb set him on a path into veterinary science - and ultimately becoming The Supervet at Fitzpatrick's Referrals in Surrey.

    From calving cows and corralling bullocks to talkative parrots and bionic cats and dogs, Noel talks about the animals that paved the way for his success and also recounts the incredible highs and tear-jerking lows that come in his field of work.
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  • BULJV

    War Doctor (Hardback)

    David Nott

    War Doctor is David Nott's extraordinary memoir about his volunteer work in some of the world's most dangerous war zones. For over 25 years, David has taken unpaid leave from his job as a general and vascular surgeon with the NHS to carry out life-saving operations and field surgery in places of conflict.

    From Sarajevo in 1933 to clandestine hospitals in Aleppo, he has carried out procedures in the most challenging conditions, and with none of the resources of a major London teaching hospital. Driven both by compassion and passion, the desire the help others and the thrill of extreme personal danger, he is now widely recognised as the most experienced trauma surgeon in the world.

    As his journey progressed throughout twenty-first-century combat, David began to realise that flying into a catastrophe was not enough. Doctors on the ground needed to learn how to treat the appalling injuries that war inflicts upon its victims. Since 2015, the foundation he set up with his wife has disseminated the knowledge he has gained, helping to train doctors in the art of saving lives threatened by bombs and bullets.
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  • BTMXW

    Just Eat It (Paperback)

    Laura Thomas

    Just Eat It isn't just a book. It's part of a movement to give women power and control over our bodies. To free us from restrictive dieting, disordered eating and punishing exercise. To reject the guilt and anxiety associated with eating and, ultimately, to help us feel good about ourselves. This anti-diet guide from registered nutritionist Laura Thomas PhD can help you sort out your attitude to food and ditch punishing exercise routines. As a qualified practitioner of Intuitive Eating - a method that helps followers tune in to innate hunger and fullness cues - Thomas gives you the freedom to enjoy food on your own terms. There are no rules: only simple, practical tools and exercises including mindfulness techniques to help you recognise physiological and emotional hunger, sample conversations with friends and colleagues, and magazine and blog critiques that call out diet culture. So, have you ever been on a diet? Spent time worrying that you looked fat when you could have been doing something useful? Compared the size of your waistline to someone else's? Felt guilt, actual guilt, about the serious crime of . . . eating a doughnut? You're not alone. Just Eat It gives you everything you need to develop a more trusting, healthy relationship with food and your body.
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    How to Be Human (Paperback)

    Ruby Wax

    Popular comedian Ruby Wax's books and discussions around the subject of mental health have brought her a whole new generations of fans.

    In How to be Human, she answers every question you've ever had about subjects ranging from evolution to emotions and addiction to relationships.

    Ruby uses anecdotes from her life to show how you're not alone and many of her observations are backed by smart science and practical mindfulness exercises.
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    The Four Pillar Plan (Paperback)

    Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

    The 4 Pillar Plan is the Sunday Times bestseller by BBC One's resident doctor, Dr Rangan Chatterjee. Rangan has been praised for his "easy, common-sense plan" by Jamie Oliver and has been said to be "revolutionising the way we think about health" by Amelia Freer.

    Dr Chatterjee believes that everyday health revolves around four pillars, including the way you relax, eat, move and sleep. These small changes can make a big difference to your life by preventing illness and maintaining good health. Balancing these four key areas involves an electronic 'sabbath' once a week, 12 hours everyday without food, morning sunlight exposure and walking 10,000 steps a day.

    Using his 17 years' experience as a doctor and cutting edge research, Dr Chatterjee fascinates readers with real-life case studies in this inspiring guide to better health and happiness.
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    101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger's, and Sensory Processing Disorders (Paperback)

    Tara Delaney

    LEARNING THROUGH PLAY One of the best ways for children with autism, Asperger's, and sensory processing disorders to learn is through play. Children improve their motor skills, language skills, and social skills by moving their bodies and interacting with their environment. Yet the biggest challenges parents, teachers, and loved ones face with children on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorders is how to successfully engage them in play. Pediatric occupational therapist Tara Delaney provides the answer. In 101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger's, and Sensory Processing Disorders, she shows you how to teach your children by moving their bodies through play. These interactive games are quick to learn but will provide hours of fun and learning for your child. And many of the games can be played indoors or outdoors, so your child can enjoy them at home, outside, or on field trips. More than one hundred games that help your child: make eye-contact, stay focused, and strengthen his or her motor skills associate words with objects and improve language and numerical skills learn how to interact with others, how to take turns, and other social skills needed for attending preschool and school
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    Is Butter a Carb? (Paperback)

    Rosie Saunt

    The ultimate myth-busting nutrition bible. Registered dieticians and qualified nutritionists Rosie Saunt and Helen West are the founders of The Rooted Project, set up to translate the latest research direct to your plate, and make evidence-based nutrition accessible and engaging. In this book, they explore everything from the danger of anecdotal evidence and unsubstantiated 'facts' about food to the real science behind the nutrients we consume every day. They explain why there's nothing to be feared from fat or carbs, or - for the vast majority of us - the much-maligned gluten, as well as probing the murky depths of the diet industry to explore the latest links between diet culture and weight stigma. They take a deep-dive into gut health, look at the emerging science of the connection between food and mood and examine differences between allergies and intolerances. This book is both a reference guide and a narrative to relish: it debunks the myths that dominate the food and wellness industry and offers the right tools and knowledge to allow readers to take control of their own health. Evidence-based, body positive and practical, Is Butter a Carb? is the modern must-have nutrition book for everybody interested in food, health and pop science.
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    Phil Vickery's Ultimate Diabetes Cookbook (Hardback)

    Phil Vickery

    Winner - Gourmand World Cookbook Awards: Best World Gourmand Cookbook Health and Nutrition 2017 Being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes needn't mean an end to enjoying food. In his bestselling gluten-free cookbooks, Phil Vickery showed it's possible to overcome dietary restrictions and still eat well. Now he's turned his attention to creating recipes that will help diabetics take control of their diet and lower their blood sugar levels, with the endorsement of Diabetes UK. Organised into Breakfasts, Light Bites, Soup & Lunch, Main Meals, Sweet Things & Drinks and Sides & Dressings, the recipes are accompanied by nutritional analysis and at-a-glance `traffic light' labelling. They include delicious dishes such as Squash, Feta & Hazelnut Salad and Roast Butterfly Chicken with Pomegranate, Lemon, Garlic & Mint, and cakes and desserts such as Banana Pinenut Cake and Easy Chocolate Mousse. With advice on achieving (and maintaining) a healthy weight, practical tips on eating less refined carbohydrates, smaller portions, and nutrient dense ingredients, Phil makes eating sensibly easier and more appealing than ever.
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    What Dementia Teaches Us About Love (Hardback)

    Nicci Gerrard

    'Essential reading about love, life and care' Kate Mosse 'Nobody has written on dementia as well as Nicci Gerrard in this new book' Andrew Marr 'Dementia is all around us, in our families and in our genes; perhaps in our own futures. If it's not you or me, it's someone we love.' After her own father's death from dementia, the writer and campaigner Nicci Gerrard set out to explore the illness that now touches millions of us, yet which we still struggle to speak about. What does dementia mean, for those who live with it, and those who care for them? This truthful, humane book is an attempt to understand. It is filled with stories, both moving and optimistic: from those living with dementia to those planning the end of life, from the scientists unlocking the mysteries of the brain to the therapists using art and music to enrich the lives of sufferers, from the campaigners battling for greater compassion in care to the families trying to make sense of this 'incomprehensible de-creation of the self'. It explores memory, language, identity, ageing and the notion of what it truly means to care. And it asks, how do we begin to value those who become old, invisible, forgotten? What do we owe them, and each other as humans? What, in the end, really matters?
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  • BWINM

    The Meaning of Pain (Paperback)

    Nick Potter

    A book which presents a new understanding of the causes of pain, and how to manage them for a healthier, happier life. Samantha Cameron and Sir Elton John, among others, swear by Nick Potter - the osteopath who has a surprisingly simple answer to Britain's treatment of pain. A book for readers of Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Sachs and Matthew Syed. Huge PR campaign launched with serialisation and pull-out in the Daily Mail
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