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Public Health

Methodology, Environmental and Systems Issues

Edited by Jay Maddock

University of Hawaii System, United States of America

Public health can be thought of as a series of complex systems. Many things that individual living in high income countries take for granted like the control of infectious disease, clean, potable water, low infant mortality rates require a high functioning systems comprised of numerous actors, locations and interactions to work. Many people only notice public health when that system fails. This book explores several systems in public health including aspects of the food system, health care system and emerging issues including waste minimization in nanosilver. Several chapters address global health concerns including non-communicable disease prevention, poverty and health-longevity medicine. The book also presents several novel methodologies for better modeling and assessment of essential public health issues.

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Public HealthMethodology, Environmental and Systems IssuesEdited by Jay Maddock

Published: May 30th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2678

ISBN: 978-953-51-0641-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7007-5

Copyright year: 2012

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42062 Total Chapter Downloads

8 Crossref Citations

46 Web of Science Citations

46 Dimensions Citations


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1. Potential Risk: A New Approach

By Handerson J. Dourado Leite and Marcus V. Teixeira Navarro


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2. Child Mental Health Measurement: Reflections and Future Directions

By Veronika Ottova, Anders Hjern, Carsten-Hendrik Rasche, Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer and the RICHE Project Group


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3. Assessing the Outline Uncertainty of Spatial Disease Clusters

By Fernando L. P. Oliveira, André L. F. Cançado, Luiz H. Duczmal and Anderson R. Duarte


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4. Review of Ames Assay Studies of the Urine of Clinical Pathology and Forensic Laboratory Personnel and Other Occupations, such as Oncology Hospitals and Nursing Personnel

By Majid Rezaei Basiri, Mahmoud Ghazi-khansari, Hasan Rezazadeh, Mohammad Ali Eghbal, Iraj swadi-kermani, H. Hamzeiy, Hossein Babaei, Ali Reza Mohajjel Naebi and Alireza Partoazar


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5. Old Obstacles on New Horizons: The Challenge of Implementing Gene X Environment Discoveries in Schizophrenia Research

By Conrad Iyegbe, Gemma Modinos and Margarita Rivera Sanchez


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6. Iron Deficiency Anemia: A Public Health Problem of Global Proportions

By Christopher V. Charles


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7. Snakebite Envenoming: A Public Health Perspective

By José María Gutiérrez


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8. Chemical Residues in Animal Food Products: An Issue of Public Health

By María Constanza Lozano and Mary Trujillo


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9. Viable but Nonculturable Bacteria in Food

By Marco Sebastiano Nicolò and Salvatore Pietro Paolo Guglielmino


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10. Waste Minimization for the Safe Use of Nanosilver in Consumer Products - Its Impact on the Eco-Product Design for Public Health

By K. W. Lem, S-H. Hsu, D. S. Lee, Z. Iqbal, S. Sund, S. Curran, C. Brumlik, A. Choudhury, D. S-G. Hu, N. Chiu, R. C. Lem and J. R. Haw


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11. New Challenges in Public Health Practice: The Ethics of Industry Alliance with Health Promoting Charities

By Nathan Grills


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12. Primary and Hospital Healthcare in Poland - Organization, Availability and Space

By Paweł Kretowicz and Tomasz Chaberko


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13. Planning Incorporation of Health Technology into Public Health Center

By Francisco de Assis S. Santos and Renato Garcia


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14. Policy and Management of Medical Devices for the Public Health Care Sector in Benin

By P. Th. Houngbo, G. J. v. d. Wilt, D. Medenou, L. Y. Dakpanon, J. Bunders and J. Ruitenberg


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15. Non-Communicable Diseases in the Global Health Agenda

By Julio Frenk, Octavio Gómez-Dantés and Felicia M. Knaul


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16. Diseases of Poverty: The Science of the Neglected

By Pascale Allotey, Daniel D. Reidpath and Shajahan Yasin


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17. Health-Longevity Medicine in the Global World

By Dan Riga, Sorin Riga, Daniela Motoc, Simona Geacăr and Traian Ionescu


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18. Alcoholism and the Russian Mortality Crisis

By Irina Denisova and Marina Kartseva


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19. Insomnia and Its Correlates: Current Concepts, Epidemiology, Pathophysiology and Future Remarks

By Yuichiro Abe and Anne Germain


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20. Saving More than Lives: A Gendered Analysis of the Importance of Fertility Preservation for Cancer Patients

By Lisa Campo-Engelstein, Sarah Rodriguez and Shauna Gardino


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