Medicine » Public Health

Current Topics in Public Health

Edited by Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales, ISBN 978-953-51-1121-4, 742 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published May 15, 2013 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/56648
Edited Volume

Public Health is regarded as the basis and cornerstone of health, generally and in medicine. Defined as the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals, this discipline has been renewed by the incorporation of multiple actors, professions, knowledge areas and it has also been impacted and promoted by multiple technologies, particularly - the information technology. As a changing field of knowledge, Public Health requires evidence-based information and regular updates. Current Topics in Public Health presents updated information on multiple topics related to actual areas of interest in this growing and exciting medical science, with the conception and philosophy that we are working to improve the health of the population, rather than treating diseases of individual patients, taking decisions about collective health care that are based on the best available, current, valid and relevant evidence, and finally within the context of available resources. With participation of authors from multiple countries, many from developed and developing ones, this book offers a wide geographical perspective. Finally, all these characteristics make this book an excellent update on many subjects of world public health.

  1. Exploring the determinants of health and wellbeing in communities living in proximity to coal seam gas developments in regional Queensland
    Fiona Mactaggart, Liane McDermott, Anna Tynan and Christian A. Gericke
  2. “We're in this all together”: community impacts of long-distance labour commuting
    Sean Markey, Laura Ryser and Greg Halseth
  3. Evaluating the operational risks of biomedical waste using failure mode and effects analysis
    Ying-Chu Chen and Pei-Yi Tsai
  4. Health Care Waste Segregation Behavior among Health Workers in Uganda: An Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior
    Martha Akulume and Suzanne N. Kiwanuka
  5. Deconstructing epidemiology
    Rohina Joshi and Rohit Joshi
  6. Evaluación económica del stent medicado vs. convencional para pacientes con infarto agudo de miocardio con elevación del ST en Colombia
    Mateo Ceballos
  7. Role of snow and cold environment in the fate and effects of nanoparticles and select organic pollutants from gasoline engine exhaust
    Yevgen Nazarenko, Uday Kurien, Oleg Nepotchatykh, Rodrigo B. Rangel-Alvarado and Parisa A. Ariya
  8. Comparative assessment of nanomaterial definitions and safety evaluation considerations
    Darrell R. Boverhof, Christina M. Bramante, John H. Butala, Shaun F. Clancy, Mark Lafranconi, Jay West and Steve C. Gordon
  9. Exposure to nanoscale and microscale particulate air pollution prior to mining development near a northern indigenous community in Québec, Canada
    Avik J. Ghoshdastidar, Zhenzhong Hu, Yevgen Nazarenko and Parisa A. Ariya
  10. Application of Hydrogen Peroxide to the Control of Eutrophic Lake Systems in Laboratory Assays
    Letizia Bauzá, Anabella Aguilera, Ricardo Echenique, Darío Andrinolo and Leda Giannuzzi
  11. Estimating the Mental Health Effects of Social Isolation
    Nicholas Rohde, Conchita D’Ambrosio, Kam Ki Tang and Prasada Rao
  12. Social Capital and Community Well-Being
    LaShaune Johnson