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Communications Policy and Information Technology: Promises, Problems, Prospects (Telecommunications Policy Research Conference)
Communications Policy and Information Technology: Promises, Problems, Prospects (Telecommunications Policy Research Conference)
New technologies, although developed with optimism, often fall short of their predicted potential and create new problems. Communications technologies are no different. Their utopian proponents claim that universal access to advanced communications technologies can help to feed the hungry, cure the sick, educate the illiterate, improve the global...
The Encyclopedia of Death and Dying (Facts on File Library of Health and Living)
The Encyclopedia of Death and Dying (Facts on File Library of Health and Living)

Until recent times medical science could do little to prevent or cure life-threatening diseases that claimed young lives and made infant mortality commonplace. But today those 85 and over form the most rapidly growing percentage of the population. While death from infectious diseases has been widely controlled, only two of the current top 10...

Reinventing Financial Regulation: A Blueprint for Overcoming Systemic Risk
Reinventing Financial Regulation: A Blueprint for Overcoming Systemic Risk

Reinventing Financial Regulation offers an analysis of the fundamental flaws that plague the current system of financial regulation, one built around ideas of "risk-sensitivity" and "capital adequacy." Author Avinash Persaud argues that while some sensible reforms have been introduced, a fresh...

How to Solve It: Modern Heuristics
How to Solve It: Modern Heuristics

This is not a book about algorithms . Certainly, it is full of algorithms , but that 's not what this book is about . This book is about possibilities . Its purpose is to present you not only with the prerequisite mandatory knowledge of the available problem-solving techniques , but more importantly to expand your ability to frame...

Survivors of Childhood and Adolescent Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach (Pediatric Oncology)
Survivors of Childhood and Adolescent Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach (Pediatric Oncology)

It was not long ago that clinicians would say,“study ed at the 1975 meeting revealed. Among them was the late complications of cancer treatments we give to one based on data collected by the Late Effects Study children? You must be joking! We can start worrying Group, an international consortium that consisted about that when we start...

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Diseases and Disorders)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Diseases and Disorders)

Examines the symptoms, treatment options, and mystery of chronic fatigue syndrome, ongoing research into its causes, and how to live with this disease.

CHARLES BEST, ONE of the pioneers in the search for a cure for diabetes, once explained what it is about medical research that intrigued him so. “It’s not just the...

Systems Biological Approaches in Infectious Diseases (Progress in Drug Research)
Systems Biological Approaches in Infectious Diseases (Progress in Drug Research)
The much-lamented “innovation gap” often referenced by current authors with respect to drug discovery in the pharmaceutical industry is a sure sign that an era has passed. The reductionist view of disease as the direct consequence of isolated errors of metabolism that could be explained and understood as simple enzyme...
Cholera: The Biography (Biographies of Diseases)
Cholera: The Biography (Biographies of Diseases)

Cholera is a frightening disease. Victims are wracked by stomach cramps and suffer intense diarrhoea. Death can come within hours.

Though now seeming a distant memory in Europe, which suffered several epidemics in the 19th century before John Snow identified the link with water, cholera is still a serious threat in many parts
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Asthma: The Biography (Biographies of Diseases)
Asthma: The Biography (Biographies of Diseases)

Asthma is a familiar and growing disease today, but its story goes back to the ancient world, as we know from accounts in ancient texts from China, India, Greece and Rome. It was treated with acupuncture and Ayurveda.

As Western medicine developed, the nature of asthma became clearer, and its basis in the lungs recognized.
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Antiviral Drug Discovery for Emerging Diseases and Bioterrorism Threats
Antiviral Drug Discovery for Emerging Diseases and Bioterrorism Threats
Promising drug discovery efforts in the race to cure emerging diseases and thwart bioterrorism

It was not too long ago that scientists believed that the discovery of powerful antimicrobial agents and vaccines would lead to the eradication of viral diseases. A warning, however, of the looming threat of viral diseases on U.S. national security...

Late Effects of Treatment for Brain Tumors (Cancer Treatment and Research)
Late Effects of Treatment for Brain Tumors (Cancer Treatment and Research)

Late Effects of Treatment for Brain Tumors reviews the development of the medical team's awareness of late effects of brain tumor treatment and an overview of brain tumor survivorship. It reviews the late effects by topic and by organ systems, educates, and provides guidelines for follow up and interventions for patient survivorship. Advocacy...

Encyclopedia of Native American Healing
Encyclopedia of Native American Healing

From our very first contacts, our relationships with Native American healers has continually been a love-hate affair. This unusual dichotomy stems from the fact that Native Americans have always seen external reality through different eyes. They inhabit a world in which the Creator is known only as a "Great Mystery." Such...

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