Category Archives: Health Policy

Supporting People with Dementia Using Pervasive Health Technologies (Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing)

Information and communication technologies can provide new paradigms in healthcare provision. In particular, new Pervasive Healthcare technologies can revolutionise the dynamics of healthcare, enabling people to remain at home for longer with lower costs to health and welfare organisations. This … Continue reading

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Trade, Food, Diet and Health: Perspectives and Policy Options

The global shift towards overweight and obese populations has led to a significant rise in diet-related chronic illness. This book examines the role global food trade has played in that shift, looking carefully at how the trade of food across … Continue reading

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Contagion and Chaos: Disease, Ecology, and National Security in the Era of Globalization

Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2009. Historians from Thucydides to William McNeill have pointed to the connections between disease and civil society. Political scientists have investigated the relationship of public health to governance, introducing the concept of health security. In Contagion … Continue reading

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Medical Isotope Production Without Highly Enriched Uranium

This book is the product of a congressionally mandated study to examine the feasibility of eliminating the use of highly enriched uranium (HEU2) in reactor fuel, reactor targets, and medical isotope production facilities. The book focuses primarily on the use … Continue reading

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Reparable Harm: Assessing and Addressing Disparities Faced by Boys and Men of Color in California

The study identifies some of the greatest disparities for boys and men of color relative to their white counterparts across specific socioeconomic, health, safety, and school readiness indicators in California and provides information about different strategies for reducing the disparities–including … Continue reading

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Managing Chronic Conditions: Experience in Eight Countries (Observatory Studies Series)

One of the greatest challenges facing health systems in the 21st century is the need to address the growing burden of chronic diseases which are complex and require a long-term, multifaceted response. This book examines the health system response to … Continue reading

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The Heart of Power: Health and Politics in the Oval Office

Even the most powerful men in the world are human–they get sick, take dubious drugs, drink too much, contemplate suicide, fret about ailing parents, and bury people they love. Young Richard Nixon watched two brothers die of tuberculosis, even while … Continue reading

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Dynamics and Robust Control of Robot-environment Interaction (New Frontiers in Robotics)

This book covers the most attractive problem in robot control, dealing with the direct interaction between a robot and a dynamic environment, including the human-robot physical interaction. It provides comprehensive theoretical and experimental coverage of interaction control problems, starting from … Continue reading

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Mathematical Understanding of Infectious Disease Dynamics (Lecture Notes Series, Institute for Mathematical Sciences, National University O)

The Institute for Mathematical Sciences at the National University of Singapore hosted a research program on Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases: Dynamics and Control from 15 August to 9 October 2005. As part of the program, tutorials for graduate students … Continue reading

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The Logic of Care: Health and the Problem of Patient Choice

**Shortlisted for the BSA Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize 2010** What is good care? In this innovative and compelling book, Annemarie Mol argues that good care has little to do with ‘patient choice’ and, therefore, creating more opportunities … Continue reading

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