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Scarlet fever is making a comeback—in “cold countries” such as the UK and East Asia—and specialists are stumped, and worried.
The Fanfare for the Common Man yields to the Fanfare for the Man with the Common Cold, as “man flu” finds scientific support. (Women say “Too soon.”)
The perennial question about whether to get the annual flu shot flies in the face of compelling professional recommendations that you get one.
The latest research indicates that disposable paper “surgical masks” are better barriers to exhaling than inhaling airborne diseases. N95 respirators protect better.
Outbreaks of hepatitis A on at least three continents suggest a preventable public-health crisis for the homeless and men who have sex with men worldwide.
The WHO is monitoring a form of bubonic plague in Madagascar that can be transmitted between humans, concerned that it could travel to nine other countries.
Monkeypox made it from Africa to the U.S. in 2003 in shipments of "exotic pets". World public-health officials worry about the potential for ungoverned animal trafficking causing a human health pandemic.
Compromised immunization programs in some countries and anti-vaccination movements in others seem to be causing the effective-vaccination rate to be falling.
Rohingya refugees from Burma have fled an existential threat for a mounting public-health crisis in desperate need of further aid.
A drug-resistant strain of malaria is spreading "like wildfire" in Southeast Asia, posing a strong threat to Africa.
Particularly in the countries in which it remains prominent, health-care workers are three times more likely to contract TB at work, which can be prevented.
The WHO is calling it an "extraordinary event" that in the last three years, polio has shown signs of spreading from the countries where it persists, though vaccination could stop it.
The Power Of Self-coaching: The Five Essential Steps To Creating The Life You Want
A proven five-step program for reconnecting with the innate capacity for happiness, The Power of Self-Coaching gives you what you need to: * Identify learned patterns of thought and feelings that are making you unhappy * Use Dr. Luciani's celebrated Self-Talk techniques to develop new, healthy ways of thinking and feeling * Eliminate boredom, hopelessness, chronic fatigue, and emotional numbness from your life * Tap your full creative, intellectual, and emotional potential and live the rich, rewarding life you want and deserve
Persuasive Technology: Using Computers to Change What We Think and Do
Can computers change what you think and do? Can they motivate you to stop smoking, persuade you to buy insurance, or convince you to join the Army? "Yes, they can," says Dr. B.J. Fogg, director of the Persuasive Technology Lab at Stanford University. Fogg has coined the phrase "Captology"(an acronym for computers as persuasive technologies) to capture the domain of research, design, and applications of persuasive computers. In this thought-provoking book, based on nine years of research in captology, Dr. Fogg reveals how Web sites, software applications, and mobile devices can be used to change people's attitudes and behavior.
Acupuncture for Beginners
Acupuncture is an ancient medical procedure that has been adopted by modern medicine. It is derived from traditional Chinese medicine thus it has been around for thousands of years. Traditional ancient medicine believes that the body is made up of energy called qi. Blockage of qi results to disorders and other health problems. Acupuncture uses needles to unblock all energy points in the body.There are many benefits of acupuncture and if you want to take advantage of this alternative treatment, then this book will serve as your guide.
Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus
A maddened creature, frothing at the mouth, lunges at an innocent victim—and, with a bite, transforms its prey into another raving monster. It’s a scenario that underlies our darkest tales of supernatural horror, but its power derives from a very real virus, a deadly scourge known to mankind from our earliest days. In this fascinating exploration, journalist Bill Wasik and veterinarian Monica Murphy chart four thousand years in the history, science, and cultural mythology of rabies.