Science & Nature

Medicine

  • ECHM
    Andrew Chevallier
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    From the experts at DK, this is the fully revised and updated Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine.

    Providing definitive reference on herbal plants and their medicinal properties, this informative book provides detailed descriptions for over 550 plants and remedies for more than 80 ailments.

    Based on the latest scientific research and safety advice, among the natural remedies included are those for headaches, arthritis and fungal infections. This is a handy book to have around the house when you want to look at using plants with therapeutic properties.
  • TGSB
    Sarah Ockwell-Smith
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    There are few things as challenging as a young child's sleep - or lack of! This book from the founder of BabyCalm, Sarah Ockwell-Smith, is an indispensable guide for parents, whatever challenges they're facing with their child's sleep.

    From bringing a newborn home to when they're settled in at school, this unique and eye-opening book sheds new light on common sleep problems and, using cutting-edge research and anecdotal information, provides a gentle, no-tears approach to handling a host sleep issues including night waking, bed-wetting and much, much more...

    Perfect for both expectant and exhausted parents, with the help of The Gentle Sleep Book by Sarah Ockwell-Smith, sleepless nights will be a thing of the past.
  • HANA
    Alice M Roberts
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    Go on a visual journey and discover the biological wonders of the human body with Human Anatomy: The Definitive Visual Guide.

    In the book you'll be greeted by spectacular anatomical images of each of the body's core systems in dazzling detail - from ear bones to lymph nodes - expertly written and annotated to provide essential details on organs and body structures.

    A beneficial resource to anyone studying Biology or Physiology, or for those curious as to how these in-depth systems combine to make the body work, the book is the definitive visual guide to human anatomy.
  • APKFX
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    The very best journalism from one of Britain's most admired and outspoken science writers, author of the bestselling Bad Science and Bad Pharma. In 'Bad Science', Ben Goldacre hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science. In 'Bad Pharma', he put the $600 billion global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. Now the pick of the journalism by one of our wittiiest, most indignant and most fearless commentators on the worlds of medicine and science is collected in one volume.
  • ABDWD
    Nina Barough
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    This is a total fitness programme from power-walking expert Nina Barough. Keep fit, tone-up and lose weight - walking is the perfect way to achieve optimum health, hassle free. Power-walking expert Nina Barough reveals there is a world of difference between a casual stroll and an energising, body-sculpting power walk. Founder of the annual Moonwalk, Nina explains how this low-impact form of exercise can be done by anyone, anywhere at anytime and her total walking programme will help you achieve health, vitality and weight-loss. This book was made for walking!
  • ADLRY
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    Find a fitness workout that works for you with the home fitness bible. Whether you want to fit into your skinny jeans, brave a swimming costume in six weeks or squeeze in some exercise during your lunch break, "The Fitness Book" will help you find a workout that fits perfectly into your busy lifestyle. From stretching to strength-training and yoga to Pilates, over 500 exercises are covered plus questionnaires and tests help you identify the perfect workout for you. Tips on motivation and advice on healthy eating will keep you on the right track when the going gets tough. Easy to follow, enjoyable and achievable, "The Fitness Book" is your own gym membership for life so cancel your costly subscription and find a routine that really works for you.
  • ANHRB
    Giulia Enders
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    Stunning new science reveals how you can feel more at home in your body, age more healthily, and improve your mental outlook - all by paying attention to an aspect of our biology we normally try to ignore. For centuries, the heart and the brain have dominated our view of human health. But there is a third organ, absolutely central to our wellbeing that has been overlooked: the gut. In Gut, scientist Giulia Enders shows that rather than the utilitarian and - let's be honest - somewhat embarrassing body part we imagine it to be, the gut is one of the most complex, important, and even wondrous parts of our anatomy. New research shows that gut flora can play a role in everything from obesity and allergies to depression and Alzheimer's. With food intolerances and problems such as irritable bowel syndrome on the rise, getting to grips with digestive health has never been more urgent. Beginning with the personal experience of illness that inspired her research, and going on to explain everything from the basics of nutrient absorption to the latest science linking bowel bacteria with mental disorders, Enders has written an indispensable and entertaining handbook for improving your health and deepening your understanding of your body.
  • AOGYJ
    Atul Gawande
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    For most of human history, death was a common, ever-present possibility. It didn't matter whether you were five or fifty - every day was a roll of the dice. But now, as medical advances push the boundaries of survival further each year, we have become increasingly detached from the reality of being mortal. So here is a book about the modern experience of mortality - about what it's like to get old and die, how medicine has changed this and how it hasn't, where our ideas about death have gone wrong. With his trademark mix of perceptiveness and sensitivity, Atul Gawande outlines a story that crosses the globe, as he examines his experiences as a surgeon and those of his patients and family, and learns to accept the limits of what he can do. Never before has aging been such an important topic. The systems that we have put in place to manage our mortality are manifestly failing; but, as Gawande reveals, it doesn't have to be this way. The ultimate goal, after all, is not a good death, but a good life - all the way to the very end. Published in partnership with the Wellcome Collection, a free visitor destination that explores the connections between medicine, life and art.
  • AHJZR
    Christopher See
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    The medical school application procedure can be a cause of great stress for its applicants as well as their parents. The pressure to complete complicated forms and undergo extensive revision as well as the additional anxieties about work experience make it difficult to know where to start. "How To Get into Medical School" offers practical help and advice on all of these subjects and more. It gives you a clear idea of what is required and desired for medical school applications, real life examples with key learning points of what to avoid and how, as well as sample test questions from the UKCAT and BMAT exams. It is written by a doctor who qualified in medicine from Trinity College Cambridge and who also prepares high school children with potential for applications to Oxbridge and top universities in the UK and US, for the subjects of science and medicine.
  • ACMEZ
    Chris Jenner
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    How to manage your arthritis by becoming an expert patient. Arthritis is one of the most common causes of disability, affecting areas in and around the joints and bringing misery to a staggering 10 million people in the UK and 46 million in the USA. Arthritis occurs not just amongst older age groups but across all age ranges, and impacts hugely on the lives of sufferers and their families. Dr Chris Jenner's easy-to-read and highly informative book shows that much of the suffering experienced as a result of this painful condition is unnecessary. Starting with a no-nonsense look at the condition itself, Dr Jenner focuses on the many ways in which arthritis can affect daily life and leads the reader through the variety of options available to sufferers. He shows how the effects of this potentially debilitating disease can be minimised so that quality of life is restored.
  • AHJAN
    Meyer Friedman
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    This absorbing book is the first to describe monumental medical discoveries throughout history, bringing to life the scientific pioneers responsible for them and the excitement, frustrations, and jealousies that surrounded the final achievements. Two distinguished physicians, Meyer Friedman and Gerald W. Friedland, have drawn on their many years of experience as well as on that of world-renowned antiquarian book dealers, physician collectors of old and new medical publications, and medical school professors to single out these medical breakthroughs from thousands of candidates, and, in several cases, to provide information never before available. Their engrossing stories of the 10 most significant discoveries will be read with enjoyment by anyone fascinated by the mysteries of medicine.
  • AAPJK
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    This is your one-stop manual for the treatment and prevention of sports injuries. Produced in collaboration with the British Medical Association, this is the first, fully-illustrated sports injury manual, ensuring reliable, up-to-date information. It includes a directory of all common sports injuries outlining causes, symptoms and diagnoses. Step-by-step exercise routines are provided for immediate treatment as well as long-term strategies to prevent injuries recurring. Covering all sports from snowboarding to tennis, this is the ultimate injury manual and is designed for amateur sportsmen, women, coaches and trainers.
  • AAXZM
    David Servan-Schreiber
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    This is an updated edition for 2011 including all the latest medical research and up-to-date studies. This is an approachable, empowering guide to staying healthy and fighting disease. Would it surprise you to hear that one in four people are affected by cancer? If you knew that simple lifestyle changes could significantly reduce your chances of developing the disease, would you take advantage of your natural defences? 'I had cancer. I was diagnosed for the first time 15 years ago. I received conventional treatment and the cancer went into remission, but I relapsed after that. Then I decided to learn everything I could to help my body defend itself against the illness. I've lived cancer free now for seven years. In this book, I'd like to tell you the stories - scientific and personal - behind what I learned' - Author. David-Servan Schreiber is an academic physician with a wealth of experience in the field of integrative medicine. He will show you how, through simple alterations in diet, lifestyle and attitude, you can tackle cancer alongside conventional treatments, or even avoid it altogether. This is not a biology textbook, but a practical, insightful and individual guide that will allow you to make the best choices for your own health and well-being.
  • ABBRH
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    If you drink apple juice with cinnamon, look after your gums, read, dance and take an aspirin a day - you are well on your way to preventing Alzheimer's disease. When bestselling author Jean Carper discovered she had the Alzheimer's gene, she was determined to find out if there was anything she could do to help herself. In this book, she teaches readers how to take simple and effective steps to prevent Alzheimer's disease, providing the scientific rationale behind the tools in the book and detailing instructions on how readers can apply particular steps to their lives. Based on the latest scientific findings and distilled into 100 short chapters, "100 Simple Things You Can do to Prevent Alzheimer's" is full of surprising strategies for battling age-related memory loss, including drinking apple juice, taking care of your gums and even simply trying new things.
  • AAPXM
    Kate Brian
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    The most recent studies show that 40,000 cycles of IVF are carried out in the UK each year - and approximately a million are carried out worldwide. It is estimated that at least 200,000 IVF babies are born annually - and this figure is constantly rising. With assisted conception increasing year on year, THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO IVF offers an invaluable and insightful approach to the process. Packed with first-hand accounts of patients who have been through it, and Kate Brian's own experience of IVF, this book will de-mystify the treatment and give a 'behind-the-scenes' account of what really happens. Addressing the entire experience, right from the initial clinic visit through to the assisted conception cycle, THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO IVF provides an accessible, down-to-earth and reassuring account of using IVF to conceive.
  • ACIOO
    Shirley Soltesz Steiner
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    The new, updated edition of the classic medical terminology reference with over 175,000 copies sold Quick Medical Terminology has long been relied on by students and medical professionals looking to build or update their medical vocabulary. This new Fifth Edition provides the tools and information needed to understand the simple logic behind hundreds of seemingly incomprehensible words, along with fresh exercises and current examples.* Features new review exercises and self-tests, more than 250 new terms, medical measurements, and up-to-date examples* Provides the tools necessary for building and sustaining a large working repertoire of medical terms* The reference of choice for health practitioners and others who need to expand, improve, or refresh their medical vocabularies Filled with essential information presented in a clear and easy-to-follow format, Quick Medical Terminology is a valuable learning tool and reference source.
  • ADKEA
    Esme Floyd
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    These top-to-toe tips, sourced from the latest medical research, will help you make small lifestyle changes that reap big health benefits. With direct remedies for health problems as well as preventative advice, "1001 Little Health Miracles" offers short, simple ways to improve and maintain good health. All the tips are amazingly easy to follow - and many are completely effortless. For example, the author explains how you can burn up more calories by sleeping longer, cure a headache by drinking coffee, and ward off colds and infections by eating certain foods. This book includes all kinds of helpful hints for such troublespots as insomnia, jetlag, stressed hair, workout injuries and fatigue, as well as useful tricks to losing weight and increasing your fitness level.
  • AKKJF
    Mark Greener
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    Frequently misdiagnosed or overlooked, thyroid disease can be subtle and insidious, accounting for a range of symptoms including depression, fatigue, weight gain, insomnia, dry skin and thinning hair. Yet, once correctly diagnosed, it is very treatable. This book explains the thyroid's role as a powerhouse for the whole body, and why it's important to support conventional treatments with holistic measures. Based on cutting edge research, it tells you all you need to know about thyroid disease - types, causes, medical treatment and self-help.
  • AMYYA
    Dr Jeffrey S Bland
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    For decades, Dr. Jeffrey Bland has been on the cutting edge of Functional Medicine, which seeks to pinpoint and prevent the cause of illness, rather than treat its symptoms. Managing chronic diseases accounts for three quarters of our total healthcare costs, because we're masking these illnesses with pills and temporary treatments, rather than addressing their underlying causes, he argues. Worse, only treating symptoms leads us down the path of further illness.In The Disease Delusion, Dr. Bland explains what Functional Medicine is and what it can do for you. While advances in modern science have nearly doubled our lifespans in only four generations, our quality of life has not reached its full potential. Outlining the reasons why we suffer chronic diseases from asthma and diabetes to obesity, arthritis and cancer to a host of other ailments, Dr. Bland offers achievable, science-based solutions that can alleviate these common conditions and offers a roadmap for a lifetime of wellness.
  • AHHPO
    Ben Goldacre
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    'Bad Science' hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science, becoming a 400,000 copy bestseller. Now Ben Goldacre puts the $600bn global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. What he reveals is a fascinating, terrifying mess. Doctors and patients need good scientific evidence to make informed decisions. But instead, companies run bad trials on their own drugs, which distort and exaggerate the benefits by design. When these trials produce unflattering results, the data is simply buried. All of this is perfectly legal. In fact, even government regulators withhold vitally important data from the people who need it most. Doctors and patient groups have stood by too, and failed to protect us. Instead, they take money and favours, in a world so fractured that medics and nurses are now educated by the drugs industry. Patients are harmed in huge numbers. Ben Goldacre is Britain's finest writer on the science behind medicine, and 'Bad Pharma' is a clear and witty attack, showing exactly how the science has been distorted, how our systems have been broken, and how easy it would be to fix them.
  • AHHDK
    William F. Bynum
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    Against the backdrop of unprecedented concern for the future of health care, this Very Short Introduction surveys the history of medicine from classical times to the present. Focussing on the key turning points in the history of Western medicine, such as the advent of hospitals and the rise of experimental medicine, Bill Bynum offers insights into medicine's past, while at the same time engaging with contemporary issues, discoveries, and controversies. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
  • AIRBQ
    Market House Books Limited
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    This new edition of a best-selling and trusted dictionary has been fully updated and revised to take account of recent developments in nursing practice and related fields. Though updates to this edition cover many areas, there is a particular focus upon risk assessement tools and terms relating to the Mental Health Act 2005, as well as recent NHS initiatives to improve care standards. Written by medical and nursing specialists, and offering 10,200 clear and concise entries on the theory and practice of nursing, the dictionary provides comprehensive coverage of the ever-expanding vocabulary of the nursing professions. As well as nursing-specific terms, there are also many entries in the fields of medicine, anatomy, physiology, ethics, psychiatry, nutrition, statistics, and pharmacology. More than 100 helpful illustrations and 18 appendices covering the Code of Conduct 2008, the calculation of drug dosages, essential skill clusters, religion and nursing practice, recommended alcohol intake, and much more, help to make this an invaluable reference tool for all nursing students and professionals.
  • AGMIT
    Andrew Evered
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    The need for nurses is always great, but so is the competition to secure a place in a pre-registration programme at university. If you're considering a career in nursing, Get into UK Nursing School For Dummies can provide you with the vital edge you need to succeed at getting into nursing school. This compact book provides you with expert advice at each step along the way, including: Career assessment -- is nursing for you? Choosing a field to specialize in -- adult, children's, mental health or learning disability nursing. Long term planning -- A-levels, extracurricular activities, volunteer work, and work experience -- that can make you a more attractive candidate Considerations for mature/non-traditional students. Personal statement -- Plenty of insight and examples to help you create a winning and -- truly personal -- personal statement Research -- Put together a plan that ensures you find a university that's right for you. Test preparation -- Brush up on your literacy and numeracy skills. The interview -- Common questions and how to tackle them whether you're in a one-on-one and group interview. From "How do I get started?" to "When can I expect to be offered a place?" Get into Nursing School For Dummies answers the questions you have with the information you need.
  • AHJLC
    Chris John Tyreman
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    For the maths-phobic, this 2nd edition of the best-selling "How to Master Nursing Calculations", is ideal practice for learning key numeracy skills. The perfect companion for your training and in the first few crucial years of your career, it builds your competency through practice, revision and every day examples. Contents includes a review of the basics, clear illustrations of instrument scales, medical administration records and pharmaceutical labels as well as a detailed guide to reading drug dosage charts, including a brand new list of important abbreviations and a section on how to make drug calculations without equations - requiring little mathematical knowledge - "How to Master Nursing Calculations", 2nd edition, will help you master complex dosages and turn you into a maths whiz.