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Topics in Public Health

Edited by David Claborn

Missouri State University

Public health has been defined as the efforts of a community that allow a population to remain healthy. This definition is very inclusive, so elements of clinical care, health promotion and many other fields contribute to the larger discipline of public health. The profession has evolved in recent years, with the emphasis in the developed world changing from the hygiene method for control of infectious diseases to a more complex approach to address chronic disease. However, the focus in public health continues to be the population. This book provides a sample of fields that contribute to the public health profession. Its broad approach provides examples of the core fields of public health, including environmental health, epidemiology, biostatistics, health administration, and health behavior.

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Topics in Public HealthEdited by David Claborn

Published: June 17th 2015

DOI: 10.5772/58484

ISBN: 978-953-51-2132-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4221-8

Copyright year: 2015

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23249 Total Chapter Downloads

12 Crossref Citations

13 Web of Science Citations

23 Dimensions Citations


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1. An Overview of The Public Health Global Perspective on the Grand Challenges of Non-Communicable and Chronic Diseases Within the Framework for Developing new Drugs

By Estella Tembe-Fokunang, Charles Fokunang, Zacharia Sando, Barbara Atogho Tiedeu, Frederick Kechia, Valentine Ndikum, Marceline Ngounoue Djuidje, Jerome Ateudjieu, Raymond Langsi, John Fomnboh Dobgima, Joseph Fokam, Luc Gwum, Obama Abena, Tazoacha Asonganyii, Jeanne Ngongang, Vincent K. Titanji and Lazare Kaptue


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2. Mental Health — An Issue Neglected by European Public Health Systems?

By Denise Zak


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3. Alcohol Consumption Among Adolescents — Implications for Public Health

By Francisca Carvajal and Jose Manuel Lerma-Cabrera


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4. Variables that May Affect the Transmission of Dengue – A Case Study for Health Management in Asia

By Muhiuddin Haider and Jamie Turner


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5. Microbial Health Risks of Regulated Drinking Waters in the United States — A Comparative Microbial Safety Assessment of Public Water Supplies and Bottled Water

By Stephen C. Edberg


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6. Accelerated Detection of Microbes Utilizing an Organic Particle Catalyst in the Total Coliforms and Escherichia coli MMO-MUG (Colilert®) test

By Stephen C. Edberg


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7. A New Direct Detection System for Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

By Stephen C. Edberg and J. Michael Miller


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8. Review of Iron Supplementation and Fortification

By Lauren C. Ramsay and Christopher V. Charles


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9. A Review on the Assessment of the Potential Adverse Health Impacts of Carbamate Pesticides

By Elsa Dias, Fernando Garcia e Costa, Simone Morais and Maria de Lourdes Pereira


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10. Use of Natural Latex as a Biomaterial for the Treatment of Diabetic Foot — A New Approach to Treating Symptoms of Diabetes Mellitus

By Suélia de Siqueira Rodrigues Fleury Rosa, Maria do Carmo Reis, Mário Fabricio Fleury Rosa, Diego Cólon, Célia Aparecida dos Reis and José Manoel Balthazar


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11. The Public Health perspective on Migratory Health – Displaced Populations in Global Disease Epidemics

By Charles Fokunang, Estella Tembe-Fokunang, Zacharia Sando, Marceline Ngounoue Djuidje, Barbara Atogho Tiedeu, Frederick Kechia, Jerome Ateudjieu, Valentin Ndikum, Raymond Langsi, Dobgima Fomnboh, Joseph Fokam, Luc Gwum, Obama Abena, Tazoacha Asongani, Vincent Pryde Titanji and Lazare Kaptue


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12. Disasters and Public Heath — An Updated Review of the Role of Infectious Disease in the Post-Disaster Environment

By David M. Claborn and Christie Oestreich


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13. Health Risk Management and Mass Media — Newspaper Reports on BSE in South Korea

By Satomi Noguchi and Hajime Sato


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