Weekly Epidemiological Record Vol 89 No 29 2014

Author: World Health Organization
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ISBN: 9789240693227
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Weekly Epidemiological Record Vol 89 No 29 2014 from the Author: World Health Organization. For more than eight decades the Weekly Epidemiological Record has served as an essential instrument for the collation and dissemination of epidemiological data useful in disease surveillance on a global level. Priority is given to diseases or risk factors known to threaten international health.

Epidemiology In Medicine

Author: Julie E. Buring
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780316356367
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Epidemiology In Medicine from the Author: Julie E. Buring. Harvard Medical School, Boston. Textbook for medical and public health students.

Working To Overcome The Global Impact Of Neglected Tropical Diseases

Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9241564091
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Working To Overcome The Global Impact Of Neglected Tropical Diseases from the Author: World Health Organization. "Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) blight the lives of a billion people worldwide and threaten the health of millions more. These ancient companions of poverty weaken impoverished populations, frustrate the achievement of health in the Millennium Development Goals and impede global health and economies has convinced governments, donors, the pharmaceutical industry and other agencies, including nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), to invest in preventing and controlling this diverse group of diseases. Global efforts to control "hidden" diseases, such as dracunculiasis (guinea-worm disease), leprosy, gains including the imminent eradication of dracunculiasis. Since 1989 (when most endemic countries began reporting monthly from each endemic village), the number of new dracunculiasis cases has fallen from 892 055 in 12 endemic countries to 3190 in 4 countries in 2009, a decrease of more than 99%. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends five public-health strategies for the prevention and control of NTDs: preventive chemotherapy; intensified case-management; vector control; the provision of safe water, sanitation and hygiene; and veterinary public health (that is, applying veterinary sciences to ensure the health and well-being of humans). Although one approach and delivered locally." - p. vii

International Statistical Classification Of Diseases And Related Health Problems

Author: World Health Organization
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ISBN: 9789241549165
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International Statistical Classification Of Diseases And Related Health Problems from the Author: World Health Organization. ICD is used to classify diseases, accidents, reasons for encounter, and other health problems recorded on many types of health and vital records including death certificates and health records. In addition to facilitating the storage and retrieval of diagnostic information for clinical, epidemiological and quality purposes, the resulting records form the basis for compiling national mortality and morbidity statistics. It is a language-independent framework for classification of diseases and has been translated into more than 40 languages. ICD-10, Fifth edition, 2016 revision includes more than 100 edits, updates and clarifications since 2010. Volume 1 includes the introduction of the new WHO dengue classification, distinction between seasonal and zoonotic or pandemic influenza, update to the terminology of haematological tumours in line with the recent developments in the field, added detail for atrial fibrillation and flutter. The coding scheme of haemorrhoids has been updated and moved to the digestive system chapter. Further changes include a new code to document female genital mutilation, a range of emergency codes, and additional details for coding of antibiotic resistance. The reference to the outdated morphology codes has been totally eliminated, and users are now encouraged to use the histopathology list of ICD-O directly. In volume 2, instructions on mortality coding have been clariified without changing the rules. The appendices include the new death certificate, a form for the recommended additional information for perinatal deaths, and a flyer on how to fill in the medical certificate of cause of death. Volume 3 has been updated to match changes in Volume 1.

World Report On Disability

Author: World Health Organization
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ISBN: 9789241564182
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World Report On Disability from the Author: World Health Organization. The World Report on Disability suggests more than a billion people totally experience disability. They generally have poorer health, lower education and fewer economic opportunities and higher rates of poverty than people without disabilities. This report provides the best available evidence about what works to overcome barriers to better care and services.

Williams Hematology 9e

Author: Kenneth Kaushansky
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071833013
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Williams Hematology 9e from the Author: Kenneth Kaushansky. The world's most highly regarded reference text on the mechanisms and clinical management of blood diseases A Doody's Core Title for 2017! Edition after edition, Williams Hematology has guided generations of clinicians, biomedical researchers, and trainees in many disciplines through the origins, pathophysiological mechanisms, and management of benign and malignant disorders of blood cells and coagulation proteins. It is acknowledged worldwide as the leading hematology resource, with editors who are internationally regarded for their research and clinical achievements and authors who are luminaries in their fields. The Ninth Edition of Williams Hematology is extensively revised to reflect the latest advancements in basic science, translational pathophysiology, and clinical practice. In addition to completely new chapters, it features a full-color presentation that includes 700 photographs, 300 of which are new to this edition, and 475 illustrations. Recognizing that blood and marrow cell morphology is at the heart of diagnostic hematology, informative color images of the relevant disease topics are conveniently integrated into each chapter, allowing easy access to illustrations of cell morphology important to diagnosis. Comprehensive in its depth and breath, this go-to textbook begins with the evaluation of the patient and progresses to the molecular and cellular underpinnings of normal and pathological hematology. Subsequent sections present disorders of the erythrocyte, granulocytes and monocytes, lymphocytes and plasma cells, malignant myeloid and lymphoid diseases, hemostasis and thrombosis, and transfusion medicine.

Physical Activity And Health In Europe

Author: Nick Cavill
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9289013877
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Physical Activity And Health In Europe from the Author: Nick Cavill. This booklet is written for European policy-makers and leaders from different sectors that can promote physical activity, including health, sports and recreation, transport, employment, urban planning, education and the mass media. It sets out the facts about health-enhancing physical activity, provides examples of action already being taken, highlights the contributions that can be made by health and other sectors and makes the case for concerted action across the WHO European Region.

Safe Management Of Wastes From Health Care Activities

Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9241548568
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Safe Management Of Wastes From Health Care Activities from the Author: World Health Organization. This is the second edition of the World Health Organization (WHO) handbook on the safe, sustainable and affordable management of health-care waste - commonly known as "the Blue Book". The original Blue Book was a comprehensive publication used widely in health-care centres and government agencies to assist in the adoption of national guidance. It also provided support to committed medical directors and managers to make improvements and presented practical information on waste-management techniques for medical staff and waste workers. In many countries, knowledge about the potential for harm from health-care wastes has now become more prominent to governments, medical practitioners and civil society. Increasingly, managers and medical staff are expected to take more responsibility for the wastes they produce from their medical care and related activities. The indiscriminate and erratic handling and disposal of waste within health-care facilities is now widely recognized as a source of avoidable infection, and is synonymous with public perception of poor standards of health care.

A Life Course Approach To Healthy Ageing

Author: Yoav Ben-Shlomo
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199656517
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A Life Course Approach To Healthy Ageing from the Author: Yoav Ben-Shlomo. This title investigates the lifetime determinants of healthy ageing and their implications for policy and practice, bringing together authorities in ageing research and knowledge transfer from across the world.