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  • Biotech Juggernaut

    Hope, Hype, and Hidden Agendas of Entrepreneurial BioScience

    By Tina Stevens, Stuart Newman

     Biotech Juggernaut: Hope, Hype, and Hidden Agendas of Entrepreneurial BioScience relates the intensifying effort of bioentrepreneurs to apply genetic engineering technologies to the human species and to extend the commercial reach of synthetic biology or "extreme genetic engineering." In 1980…

    Paperback – 2019-03-01 
    Routledge

  • Disaster Public Health and Older People

    By Emily Ying Yang Chan

    Older people face specific vulnerabilities in physical, mental and social well-being in disasters. They are likely to experience socio-economic marginalization, isolation, inaccessible information, and lack of relevant post emergency support services during disasters. On the other hand, older…

    Hardback – 2019-01-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Humanitarian Studies

  • Loneliness

    A Social Problem

    By Keming Yang

    Hardback – 2019-01-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Tobacco Cessation

    A Practice Manual for Primary Care Physicians

    Edited by Rajmohan Panda, Manu Raj Mathur

    Cessation of tobacco use is the need of the hour given that it is the single largest cause of disease and premature death in the world. With inputs from international experts, this book covers tobacco epidemiology and risks, classification of tobacco users, nicotine replacement therapy,…

    Hardback – 2019-01-29 
    CRC Press

  • Evaluation in Rural Communities

    By Allyson Kelley

    Does a program work? What is the value? How do we know? These are questions that keep evaluators up at night. Continued rural community funding, employment, health, and justice depends on our answers to these questions. For evaluators working in rural communities, the task is great, but the return…

    Paperback – 2019-01-14 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook on the Politics of Global Health

    Edited by Richard Parker, Jonathan Garcia

    In the early twenty-first century, key public health issues and challenges have taken center stage on the global scene, and health has been placed at the heart of our collective aspirations for human development and wellbeing. But significant debate exists not only about the causes, but also about…

    Hardback – 2018-12-21 
    Routledge

  • Impressionable Biologies

    From the Archaeology of Plasticity to the Sociology of Epigenetics

    By Maurizio Meloni

    During the 20th century, genes were considered the controlling force of life processes, and the transfer of DNA the definitive explanation for biological heredity. Such views shaped the politics of human heredity: in the eugenic era, controlling heredity meant intervening in the distribution of ‘…

    Paperback – 2018-12-21 
    Routledge

  • Applied Public Health Ethics

    Making Ethical Decisions

    By Alison Hann

    This book explores the ethics and efficacy of many current public health programmes, looking at screening, surveillance and interventions as well as health inequalities and professional practice. Investigating relative costs and benefits, it is the perfect introduction to real world public health…

    Paperback – 2018-12-15 
    Routledge

  • China's New Public Health Insurance

    Challenges to Health Reforms and the New Rural Co-operative Medical System

    By Armin Müller

    Especially since the 2003 SARS crisis, China’s healthcare system has become a growing source of concern, both for citizens and the Chinese government.  China’s once praised public health services have deteriorated into a system driven by economic constraints, in which poor people often fail to get…

    Paperback – 2018-10-27 
    Routledge

  • Moral Responsibility and Risk in Society

    Examples from Emerging Technologies, Public Health and Environment

    By Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist

    Risks, including health and technological, attract a lot of attention in modern societies, from individuals as well as policy-makers. Human beings have always had to deal with dangers, but contemporary societies conceptualise these dangers as risks, indicating that they are to some extent…

    Hardback – 2018-09-21 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Risk in Society

  • Controlling Pharmaceutical Risks

    Science, Cancer, and the Geneticization of Drug Testing

    By John Abraham, Rachel Ballinger

    Controlling Pharmaceutical Risks is a case study of changes in drug testing since the late 1990s, specifically geneticization of carcinogenic risk assessment and regulation of pharmaceuticals. Radically new ways of determining whether medical drugs might cause cancer have been established…

    Hardback – 2018-08-30
    Routledge
    Genetics and Society

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