The Zika Virus Handbook

The Zika Virus Handbook Author Joseph Alton
ISBN-10 0988872587
Release 2016-04-15
Pages 156
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A number of viruses have arrived from Africa and Asia in recent years, and the Zika virus is the latest. The World Health Organization has described it as "spreading explosively" and states that it expects millions of acute cases and a large number of newborns in affected areas that might be born with abnormalities. What is Zika? How does it spread and what are the symptoms? Can it be treated or prevented? What does it mean for the average American? These are questions that must be answered, and in The Zika Handbook, you'll learn everything you need to know about the virus, its proven and possible effects, and what can be done to keep a member of your family from becoming infected.



The Zika Prevention Handbook

The Zika Prevention Handbook Author Alexander Webb
ISBN-10 9781510722217
Release 2016-10-25
Pages 180
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As the Zika virus continues to spread throughout North America, people need answers. What are the origins of this virus? How does it spread? Should we be concerned? How can we stop the spread of infected mosquitos? With the increasing prevalence of Zika, concrete answers are needed now more than ever - The Zika Prevention Handbook serves as the best reference for readers to stay informed about side-effects and symptoms, and to minimize your chance of contracting the virus. The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne infection that is estimated to have originated in Africa in the mid 1940’s. In the last several years, the Zika virus has infected thousands of people around the world and has spread to over 60 countries. As of August 2016, Zika-infected mosquitoes have found a new home, the United States. The Zika virus has been reported in all 50 U.S. states, in addition to hundreds of reported cases throughout Mexico and Canada. With the assistance of infectious disease expert, Laura D. Kramer, PhD, author Alexander Webb has compiled the leading research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Whether you’re an expectant mother worried about microcephaly (a side effect of Zika that causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads), planning a vacation to a tropical area, or living in an area where these contagious mosquitoes reside, this book is guaranteed to answer all your questions and ease your fears. Readers will learn about Zika’s origins, transmission of the infection, leading prevention techniques, medical testing, symptoms and diagnosis, and much more. Do yourself a favor and arm yourself with the life-saving knowledge contained in The Zika Prevention Handbook



Global Pandemic Threats A Reference Handbook

Global Pandemic Threats  A Reference Handbook Author Michael C. LeMay
ISBN-10 9781440842832
Release 2016-08-29
Pages 366
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This book offers an accessible reference on epidemic and pandemic diseases that provides background information and history, explains why pandemics are a newly emerging threat, identifies the difficulties in coping with them, and provides hope in the form of modern medicine. • Provides readers an understanding and appreciation of the extent of the devastation of pandemic diseases of the past centuries • Shows how the pioneers of modern medicine conquered contagious diseases of the past that had been scourges in human history • Documents and explains the development of newly emerging viral diseases that have the potential of becoming pandemic outbreaks that kill millions • Employs primary documents ranging from data from reports from the CDC and WHO to firsthand accounts of past pandemics and their deadly impact



Concise Handbook of Infectious Diseases

Concise Handbook of Infectious Diseases Author MI Sahadulla
ISBN-10 9789386261939
Release 2017-03-31
Pages 288
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This book is a comprehensive guide to the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases. Beginning with an overview, the following chapters provide in depth coverage of different types of infectious disease, from mosquito and tick-borne conditions, human and animal bites, and mycobacterial infections, to viruses, parasites, tuberculosis, meningitis, and much more. Complete chapters are dedicated to hospital-acquired infections and infections in transplant recipients. The final section discusses vaccinology. Each topic is enhanced by the latest clinical information, diagnostic challenges, and new insights on disease control. The thorough text is highly illustrated with clinical images and tables to assist learning. Key Points Comprehensive guide to diagnosis and management of infectious diseases Covers numerous infections from different sources Includes chapters dedicated to hospital-acquired infections Topics enhanced by latest clinical information, diagnostic challenges, and new insights on disease control



The Oxford Handbook of the Science of Science Communication

The Oxford Handbook of the Science of Science Communication Author Kathleen Hall Jamieson
ISBN-10 9780190668969
Release 2017-05-09
Pages 608
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The proposal to vaccinate adolescent girls against the human papilloma virus ignited political controversy, as did the advent of fracking and a host of other emerging technologies. These disputes attest to the persistent gap between expert and public perceptions. Complicating the communication of sound science and the debates that surround the societal applications of that science is a changing media environment in which misinformation can elicit belief without corrective context and likeminded individuals are prone to seek ideologically comforting information within their own self-constructed media enclaves. Drawing on the expertise of leading science communication scholars from six countries, The Oxford Handbook of the Science of Science Communication not only charts the media landscape - from news and entertainment to blogs and films - but also examines the powers and perils of human biases - from the disposition to seek confirming evidence to the inclination to overweight endpoints in a trend line. In the process, it draws together the best available social science on ways to communicate science while also minimizing the pernicious effects of human bias. The Handbook adds case studies exploring instances in which communication undercut or facilitated the access to scientific evidence. The range of topics addressed is wide, from genetically engineered organisms and nanotechnology to vaccination controversies and climate change. Also unique to this book is a focus on the complexities of involving the public in decision making about the uses of science, the regulations that should govern its application, and the ethical boundaries within which science should operate. The Handbook is an invaluable resource for researchers in the communication fields, particularly in science and health communication, as well as to scholars involved in research on scientific topics susceptible to distortion in partisan debate.



The Oxford Handbook of Reproductive Ethics

The Oxford Handbook of Reproductive Ethics Author Leslie Francis
ISBN-10 9780199981878
Release 2017-01-25
Pages 688
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Intimate and medicalized, natural and technological, reproduction poses some of the most challenging ethical dilemmas of our time. Reproduction presses the boundaries of humanity and ethical respect, the permissible limits of technology, conscientious objection by health care professionals, and social justice. This volume brings together scholars from multiple perspectives to address both traditional and novel questions about the rights and responsibilities of human reproducers, their caregivers, and the societies in which they live. Among issues treated in the volume are what it is to be a parent, the responsibilities of parents, and the role of society in facilitating or discouraging parenting. May gamete donors be anonymous? Is surrogacy in which a woman gestates a child for others ethically permissible when efforts are made to prevent coercion or exploitation? Should it be mandatory to screen newborns for potentially serious conditions, or permissible to sequence their genomes? Are both parties to a reproductive act equally responsible to support the child, even if one deceived the other? Are there ethical asymmetries between male and female parents, and is the lack of available contraceptives for men unjust? Should the costs of infertility treatment be socially shared, as they are for other forms of health care? Do parents have a duty to try to conceive children under the best circumstances they can-or to avoid conception if the child will suffer? What is the status of the fetus and what ethical limits constrain the use of fetal tissue? Reproduction is a rapidly changing medical field, with novel developments such as mitochondrial transfer or uterine transplantation occurring regularly. And there are emerging natural challenges, too, with Zika virus just the latest. The volume gives readers tools not only to address the problems we now know, but ones that may emerge in the future as well.



Oxford Handbook of Neonatology

Oxford Handbook of Neonatology Author Grenville Fox
ISBN-10 9780191008931
Release 2017-01-19
Pages 576
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Now in its second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Neonatology is the essential user-friendly guide for all healthcare professionals involved in the care of newborns. Accessible, practical, and updated with the latest evidence, this is a key resource designed for use at the cot-side. Using guidance from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and including the most up to date NICE guidelines, the second edition of this handbook uses extensive diagrams and an easy-to-use format to cover good communication practice, neonatal emergencies and technical procedures. Fully updated and revised with expanded sections covering therapeutic hypothermia and developmental care amongst other advances in the field, the Oxford Handbook of Neonatology is a valuable and up-to-date guide to a rapidly evolving field. Taking a valuable family-centred approach to neonatal care, this is the essential resource for all healthcare professionals working with newborns, from the undergraduate medical student to the doctor on the ward.



Handbook of Zoonoses Second Edition

Handbook of Zoonoses  Second Edition Author George W. Beran
ISBN-10 0849332060
Release 1994-08-22
Pages 608
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This multivolume handbook presents the most authoritative and comprehensive reference work on major zoonoses of the world. The Handbook of Zoonoses covers most diseases communicable to humans, as well as those diseases common to both animals and humans. It identifies animal diseases that are host specific and reviews the effects of various human diseases on animals. Discussions address diseases that remain important public and animal health problems and the techniques that can control and prevent them. The chapters are written by internationally recognized scientists in their respective areas of disease, who work or have worked extensively in the most affected areas of the world. The emphasis for each zoonosis is on the epidemiology of the disease, the clinical syndromes and carrier states in infected animals and humans, and the most current methods for diagnosis and approaches to control. For infectious agents or biologic toxins, which may be transmitted by foods of animal origin, a strong focus is placed on food safety measures. The etiologic and therapeutic aspects of each disease important to epidemiology and control are identified.



Political Handbook of the World 2016 2017

Political Handbook of the World 2016 2017 Author Tom Lansford
ISBN-10 9781506327150
Release 2017-04-25
Pages 1976
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The Political Handbook of the World provides timely, thorough, and accurate political information, with more in-depth coverage of current political controversies than any other reference guide. The updated 2016–2017 edition, which contains revisions made by political science and international relations scholars, will continue to be the most authoritative source for finding complete facts and analysis on each country’s governmental and political makeup. With more than 200 entries on countries and territories throughout the world, housed in one place, these volumes are renowned for their extensive coverage of all major and minor political parties and groups in each political system. They also provide names of key ambassadors and international memberships of each country, plus detailed profiles of more than 30 intergovernmental organizations and United Nations agencies. This comprehensive update will include coverage of current events, issues, crises, and controversies from the course of the last two years, including the closely-watched U.S. presidential election; the effect of the Brexit referendum and installment of a new British prime minister; the extensive investigation and subsequent impeachment of Brazil’s president; the far-reaching impact of the “Panama Papers” scandal; changes in U.S.–Cuba diplomatic relations and the reopening of their embassies; the unconstitutional declaration of Gambia as an Islamic State; and sentiments about the migrant and refugee crisis across Europe and the influence on policy. Also, the new “For Further Reference” feature included for every country entry directs readers to additional resources.



Handbook of Sustainability Science and Research

Handbook of Sustainability Science and Research Author Walter Leal Filho
ISBN-10 9783319630076
Release 2017-10-03
Pages 991
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This multidisciplinary handbook explores concrete case studies which illustrate how sustainability science and research can contribute to the realization of the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It contains contributions from sustainability researchers from across the world.



The Presidential Appointee s Handbook

The Presidential Appointee s Handbook Author G. Edward DeSeve
ISBN-10 9780815728948
Release 2016-12-20
Pages 130
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A guide to competencies needed by the federal government’s new top officials. The transition from one president to another, regardless of which party wins the 2016 elections, will mean many things, one of which is that some 3,000 to 4,000 new senior presidential appointees will take office in the first months of 2017. They will join some 6,000 members of the Senior Executive Service and nearly 1,000 admirals and generals already working in the top ranks of government. But the little-known truth is that the federal government has no formal, or even informal, continual learning program for its new high-level managers. If history is a guide, many of the next president's appointees will never have served in the federal government or, indeed, at any level of government. This means that they will need to hone their considerable skills to meet new challenges. This new, revised, and updated edition of the The Presidential Appointee’s Handbook is intended to fill the need for learning by helping new presidential appointees develop the knowledge, skills, and capabilities they will need in their challenging assignments. Additionally, the new edition provides frameworks for success in areas such as strategic foresight, planning for results, risk management, and resilience that are designed to give appointees templates for achieving their goals. Blending theory with the demands of day-to-day practice, the book clarifies the roles and responsibilities of top government executives, helps them build a network of shared experiences and relationships, and lays out common competencies and codes of proper behavior for government leaders at all levels.



A Truly Golden Handbook

   A Truly Golden Handbook   Author Veerle Achten
ISBN-10 9789462700796
Release 2016-09-26
Pages 576
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What would the ideal society of the future look like? In 1516, the eminent English humanist Thomas More tried his hand at imagining a perfect society on a distant island. His Utopia was published in the Flemish town of Leuven, home of a university that was established almost a century earlier. 500 years later, scholars of this university revisit More’s best-known work and reflect on the ideal society of the future, using the scientific insights of today, including perspectives which More could never have imagined. What will our cities look like a hundred years from now? How will stem cell research and 3D printing change the world? Will we be able to cure all diseases? Will we be traveling to other planets? Will computers take over? Or will humanity find a way to improve the quality of life for everyone and feed a growing world population? In ‘A Truly Golden Handbook’, more than fifty KU Leuven scholars share their science-based utopian dreams. From the creation of spare organs, artificial intelligence and the genetic future, to global governance, ecological sustainability and pathways to more equality, this visionary book offers a broad interdisciplinary look at the world of tomorrow. Contributors All contributions were written by academics of KU Leuven Conny Aerts, Ivo Aertsen, Marc Boogaerts, Geert Bouckaert, René Bouwen, Frederik Ceyssens, Stephan Claes, Katrijn Clémer, Sara Coemans, Goele Cornelissen, Marc Craps, Joep Crompvoets, Lieven De Cauter, Ortwin de Graef, Jan De Lepeleire, Dorien De Man, Bart De Moor, Koen Devriendt, Rudi D’Hooge, Thomas D’Hooghe, Philip Dutré, Jan Elen, Liesbet Geris, Gerard Govers, Styn Grieten, Karin Hannes, Ann Heylighen, Hilde Heynen, Rianne Janssen, Rudy Lauwereins, Koen Lemmens, Peter Lievens, Katlijn Malfliet, Jan Masschelein, Terrence Merrigan, Yves Moreau, Bart Muys, Marten Ovaere, Jan Rongé, Erik Schokkaert, Frans Schuit, Maarten Simons, Manuel Sintubin, Stéphane Symons, Rik Torfs, Chantal Van Audenhove, Kenneth Van den Bergh, André Van de Putte, Hilde Van Esch, Inge Vanfraechem, Ine Van Hoyweghen, Geertrui Van Overwalle, Peter Van Puyvelde, Arne van Stiphout, An Verburgh, Peter Vermeersch, Johan Wagemans, Lode Walgrave



The Routledge Handbook of the Political Economy of Science

The Routledge Handbook of the Political Economy of Science Author David Tyfield
ISBN-10 9781317412038
Release 2017-04-28
Pages 486
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The political economy of research and innovation (R&I) is one of the central issues of the early twenty-first century. ‘Science’ and ‘innovation’ are increasingly tasked with driving and reshaping a troubled global economy while also tackling multiple, overlapping global challenges, such as climate change or food security, global pandemics or energy security. But responding to these demands is made more complicated because R&I themselves are changing. Today, new global patterns of R&I are transforming the very structures, institutions and processes of science and innovation, and with it their claims about desirable futures. Our understanding of R&I needs to change accordingly. Responding to this new urgency and uncertainty, this handbook presents a pioneering selection of the growing body of literature that has emerged in recent years at the intersection of science and technology studies and political economy. The central task for this research has been to expose important but consequential misconceptions about the political economy of R&I and to build more insightful approaches. This volume therefore explores the complex interrelations between R&I (both in general and in specific fields) and political economies across a number of key dimensions from health to environment, and universities to the military. The Routledge Handbook of the Political Economy of Science offers a unique collection of texts across a range of issues in this burgeoning and important field from a global selection of top scholars. The handbook is essential reading for students interested in the political economy of science, technology and innovation. It also presents succinct and insightful summaries of the state of the art for more advanced scholars.



Neonatal Nursing Care Handbook Second Edition

Neonatal Nursing Care Handbook  Second Edition Author Carole Kenner, PhD, RNC-NIC, NNP, FAAN
ISBN-10 9780826171658
Release 2016-06-21
Pages 720
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Neonatal nurses face an ever-changing practice landscape that requires swift decisions and actions. This is an up-to-date, comprehensive, quick reference resource written specifically for neonatal nurses throughout the globe. Designed for speedy information retrieval, it encompasses vital information about commonly encountered conditions and procedures on the neonatal unit. The handbook is written by outstanding neonatal practitioners in accessible language and consistently formatted for ease of use. Illustrations, diagrams and flow charts enhance information, which is divided into sections covering Systems Assessment and Management of Disorders, Special Care Considerations, and Procedures and Diagnostic Tests. Appendices deliver such valuable tools for clinical practice as a list of common abbreviations and pertinent web resources. Also included are downloadable, digital, patient management tools, reusable templates, and quick-reference calculation tools. Key Features: Provides quick-access, current information about common neonatal conditions and procedures Assists neonatal nurses in making sound clinical decisions Written by prominent leaders in the neonatal field Delivers information concisely and clearly for neonatal nursing staff and APs worldwide Enhances content with illustrations, diagrams, and flow charts and digital patient management and calculation tools



The Handbook of Culture and Biology

The Handbook of Culture and Biology Author Jose M. Causadias
ISBN-10 9781119181347
Release 2017-08-30
Pages 560
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A comprehensive guide to empirical and theoretical research advances in culture and biology interplay Culture and biology are considered as two domains of equal importance and constant coevolution, although they have traditionally been studied in isolation. The Handbook of Culture and Biology is a comprehensive resource that focuses on theory and research in culture and biology interplay. This emerging field centers on how these two processes have evolved together, how culture, biology, and environment influence each other, and how they shape behavior, cognition, and development among humans and animals across multiple levels, types, timeframes, and domains of analysis. The text provides an overview of current empirical and theoretical advances in culture and biology interplay research through the work of some of the most influential scholars in the field. Harnessing insights from a range of disciplines (e.g., biology, neuroscience, primatology, psychology) and research methods (experiments, genetic epidemiology, naturalistic observations, neuroimaging), it explores diverse topics including animal culture, cultural genomics, and neurobiology of cultural experiences. The authors also advance the field by discussing key challenges and limitations in current research. The Handbook of Culture and Biology is an important resource that: Gathers related research areas into the single, cohesive field of culture and biology interplay Offers a unique and comprehensive collection from leading and influential scholars Contains information from a wide range of disciplines and research methods Introduces well-validated and coherently articulated conceptual frameworks Written for scholars in the field, this handbook brings together related areas of research and theory that have traditionally been disjointed into the single, cohesive field of culture and biology interplay.



Routledge Handbook of Sport and the Environment

Routledge Handbook of Sport and the Environment Author Brian P. McCullough
ISBN-10 9781317214168
Release 2017-07-28
Pages 468
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The natural environment is a central issue in both academic and wider societal discourse. The global sport industry is not immune from this discussion and has to confront its responsibility to reduce its impact on the natural environment. This book goes further than any other in surveying both the challenges and the opportunities presented to the sports industry as it engages with the sustainability agenda, exploring the various ways in which sport scholars can integrate sustainability into their research. With a multidisciplinary sweep, including management, sociology, law, events, and ethics, this is a ground-breaking book in the study of sport. Drawing on cutting-edge research, it includes over thirty chapters covering all the most important themes in contemporary sport studies such as: climate change, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility ethics, governance, and the law event management, tourism, and pollution marketing, branding, and consumer behavior the Olympics, urban development, and mega-event legacies. With contributions from world-leading researchers and practitioners from around the globe, this is the most comprehensive book ever published on sport and the environment.



The Wiley Handbook of What Works in Child Maltreatment

The Wiley Handbook of What Works in Child Maltreatment Author Louise Dixon
ISBN-10 9781118976173
Release 2017-07-05
Pages 536
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"The What Works literature is based on an overarching principle that highlights the need for empirically rigorous evidence based practice"--