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Risking your health : causes, consequences, and interventions to prevent risky behaviors

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Damien de Walque editor. --Washington, D.C.: The World Bank , c2014.
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Behaviors that pose risks for an individual's health and that also represent important threats for public health, such as drug use, smoking, alcohol, unhealthy eating causing obesity, and unsafe sex, are highly prevalent in low income countries, even though they are traditionally associated with richer countries. Individual choices are an important part of the risky behaviors. Risking Your Health: Causes, Consequences, and Interventions to Prevent Risky Behaviors explore how those choices are …
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Walque, Damien de
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Damien de Walque editor
Place of Publication
Washington, D.C.
Publisher
The World Bank
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (207 p.)
Series Title
Human Development Perspectives
ISBN
9780821399071
Subjects (MeSH)
Developing Countries
Public Health
Health Behavior
Health Status Indicators
Poverty
Risk Factors
Risk-Taking
Social Problems
Subjects (LCSH)
Risk-taking (Psychology) - Developing countries
Health risk assessment - Developing countries
Health behavior - Developing countries
Public health - Developing countries
Poverty - Developing countries
Health status indicators - Developing countries
Social problems - Developing countries
Health behavior
Abstract
Behaviors that pose risks for an individual's health and that also represent important threats for public health, such as drug use, smoking, alcohol, unhealthy eating causing obesity, and unsafe sex, are highly prevalent in low income countries, even though they are traditionally associated with richer countries. Individual choices are an important part of the risky behaviors. Risking Your Health: Causes, Consequences, and Interventions to Prevent Risky Behaviors explore how those choices are formed and what are their consequences.
Contents
Cover; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; About the Authors; Abbreviations; Introduction; Notes; References; Chapter 1: Overview of the Prevalence and Trends of Risky Behaviors in the Developing World; Introduction; Illicit Drug Use; Tables; 1.1 Annual Prevalence of Drug Use by World Region; Smoking; Maps; 1.1 Males Who Smoke Cigarettes, 2010 or latest available data; 1.2 Females Who Smoke Cigarettes, 2010 or latest available data; 1.2 Countries with Highest Percentage of Male Smokers; 1.3 Countries with Highest Percentage of Female Smokers; Figures 1.1 The Tobacco Continuum and the Four Stages of the Smoking Epidemic in Males; 1.2 The Tobacco Continuum and the Four Stages of the Smoking Epidemic in Females; Alcohol Consumption; 1.3 Total Adult Per Capita Consumption, in liters of pure alcohol, 2008 or latest available; 1.4 Countries with Highest Per Capita Consumption of Alcohol, liters of pure alcohol; 1.4 Alcohol-Attributable Deaths as a Percentage of Total Deaths, 2004; 1.5 Patterns of Drinking Score by Country, 2005; 1.5 Countries with Highest Patterns of Drinking Score (PDS); Overweight and Obesity 1.6 Male Overweight (BMI> 25) Prevalence by Country, 2008; 1.7 Female Overweight (BMI> 25) Prevalence by Country, 2008; 1.8 Male Obesity (BMI> 30) Prevalence by Country, 2008; 1.9 Female Obesity (BMI> 30) Prevalence by Country, 2008; 1.6 Countries with Highest Percentage of Obese Males, 2008; 1.7 Countries with Highest Percentage of Obese Females, 2008; 1.3 Trends in Overweight Males (BMI> 25) in Brazil, China, Mexico, and South Africa; 1.4 Trends in Obese Males (BMI> 30) in Brazil, China, Mexico, and South Africa 1.5 Trends in Overweight Females (BMI> 25) in Brazil, China, Mexico, and South Africa; 1.6 Trends in Obese Females (BMI> 30) in Brazil, China, Mexico, and South Africa; Risky Sex; 1.10 Adult HIV Prevalence by Country, 2011; 1.8 Countries with Highest HIV Prevalence; 1.11 Age-Specific Fertility Rate among Young Women Ages 15-19; Conclusions; Notes; References; Chapter 2: Determinants of Risky Behavior; Introduction; Education; Wealth and Income; Prices; Life Expectancy and Competing Risks; Information and Beliefs; Risk Compensation; Psychological Determinants of Risk-Taking Social Determinants of Risk-Taking; Biological Determinants of Risk-Taking; Conclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 3: The Consequences of Risky Behaviors; Introduction; Individual Consequences; 3.1 Opportunity Costs of Smoking; 3.1 Calories That Can Be Purchased with the Cost of One Pack of Cigarettes; 3.1 Annual Per-Patient Spending for Diabetes Management; 3.2 Diabetes Expenditure in 2012; 3.3 Alcohol-Attributable Deaths; 3.4 Drug Use and Disease Prevalence, Selected Countries; Consequences to Immediate Peers; 3.2 Fraction of Youth Exposed to Secondhand Smoke in the Home, Selected Countries 3.3 Alcohol-Attributable Deaths Due to Violence.
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Career Paths in Oral Health

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edited by Rodrigo J. Marino, Michael V. Morgan, A. Damien Walmsley. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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In providing a comprehensive overview of the career paths currently open to oral health professionals, this book will serve as an essential reference guide for anyone considering a career in oral health. It covers, for example, clinical career paths in general dentistry (in private practices, community centers, and hospitals) and each of the various specialties, academically related career paths in both teaching and research, and non-traditional paths (community, government, administration, pol…
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Marino, Rodrigo J.
Morgan, Michael V.
Walmsley, A. Damien
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edited by Rodrigo J. Marino, Michael V. Morgan, A. Damien Walmsley
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 187 p.) : 2 illus., 1 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319897318
9783319897301 (print ed.)
9783319897325 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Dentistry
Vocational Guidance
Specialty
Dentistry
Abstract
In providing a comprehensive overview of the career paths currently open to oral health professionals, this book will serve as an essential reference guide for anyone considering a career in oral health. It covers, for example, clinical career paths in general dentistry (in private practices, community centers, and hospitals) and each of the various specialties, academically related career paths in both teaching and research, and non-traditional paths (community, government, administration, policy making, government research, and oral health organizations). The authors are from various countries and both academic and non-academic backgrounds. They have been selected for their distinction in particular career paths and include in their contributions insights gained from personal experience. This book will be ideal for readers seeking an introductory portrait of the different career paths in oral health, such as students. It will also be a useful source for those wishing to re-examine the field, e.g., oral health graduates considering their career choices, or to acquaint themselves with contemporary issues and debates.
Contents
Choosing Oral Health as a Career: History and Future of Oral Health Professions -- Oral Health Professions Legislation Around the World -- The Practice of Dentistry: How to Select a Career in Oral Health -- Education/ Responsibilities and General Overview of Careers in Oral Health. Clinical Career Path in Oral Health: General Dentistry -- Dental Specialties -- Clinical Oral Health Practice. Non-Clinical Career Path in Oral Health: Non-Clinical Oral Health Practice Specialties -- Non-Traditional Dental Career Paths -- Career Paths in Dental Organizations. Academic Career Path in Oral Health: Careers in Academic Research -- Career in Dental Education. Health and Retirement Issues.
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Designing Urban Food Policies : Concepts and Approaches

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Caroline Brand, Nicolas Bricas, Damien Conaré, Benoit Daviron, Julie Debru, Laura Michel, Christophe-Toussaint Soulard, editors. --Cham: SpringerOpen , c2019.
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This Open Access book is for scientists and experts who work on urban food policies. It provides a conceptual framework for understanding the urban food system sustainability and how it can be tackled by local governments. Written by a collective of researchers, this book describes the existing conceptual frameworks for an analysis of urban food policies, at the crossroads of the concepts of food system and sustainable city. It provides a basis for identifying research questions related to urba…
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Brand, Caroline
Bricas, Nicolas
Conaré, Damien
Daviron, Benoit
Debru, Julie
Michel, Laura
Soulard, Christophe-Toussaint
Responsibility
Caroline Brand, Nicolas Bricas, Damien Conaré, Benoit Daviron, Julie Debru, Laura Michel, Christophe-Toussaint Soulard, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
SpringerOpen
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xx, 142 p.) : 10 illus., 4 illus. in color
Series Title
Urban agriculture
ISBN
9783030139582
9783030139575 (Print ed.)
9783030139599 (Print ed.)
9783030139605 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2197-1730
Subjects (MeSH)
Agriculture
Health Policy
Nutrition Policy
Sustainable Development
Urban Health
Specialty
Environmental Health
Nutritional Sciences
Public Health
Abstract
This Open Access book is for scientists and experts who work on urban food policies. It provides a conceptual framework for understanding the urban food system sustainability and how it can be tackled by local governments. Written by a collective of researchers, this book describes the existing conceptual frameworks for an analysis of urban food policies, at the crossroads of the concepts of food system and sustainable city. It provides a basis for identifying research questions related to urban local government initiatives in the North and South. It is the result of work carried out within Agropolis International within the framework of the Sustainable Urban Food Systems program and an action research carried out in support of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole for the construction of its agroecological and food policy.
Contents
Introduction -- Urbanization Issues Affecting Food System Sustainability -- History of Urban Food Policy in Europe, From the Ancient City to the Industrial City -- Cities’ Strategies for Sustainable Food and the Levers They Mobilize -- Theoretical Approaches for Effective Sustainable Urban Food Policymaking -- Reconciling Sustainability Issues and Urban Policy Levers -- Putting Food on the Regional Policy Agenda in Montpellier, France -- Conclusion.
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Posterior Uveitis : Advances in Imaging and Treatment

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Narsing A. Rao, Julie Schallhorn, Damien C. Rodger, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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This comprehensive text provides readers with an in-depth examination of posterior uveitis, and expert instruction on diagnosis, imaging techniques and treatments that are being reshaped by advancements in the field. Posterior Uveitis: Advances in Imaging and Treatment focuses on the ocular imaging modalities used in the diagnosis of various uveitis and intraocular inflammation entities resulting from infectious and non-infectious etiologies. Each topic is succinctly presented by experts in the…
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Rao, Narsing A.
Schallhorn, Julie
Rodger, Damien C.
Responsibility
Narsing A. Rao, Julie Schallhorn, Damien C. Rodger, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 232 p.) : 83 illus., 63 illus. in color
Series
Essentials in Ophthalmology
Series Title
Essentials in ophthalmology
ISBN
9783030031404
9783030031398 (Print ed.)
9783030031411 (Print ed.)
ISSN
1612-3212
Subjects (MeSH)
Panuveitis - diagnosis
Panuveitis - therapy
Uveitis, Posterior - diagnosis
Uveitis, Posterior - therapy
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
This comprehensive text provides readers with an in-depth examination of posterior uveitis, and expert instruction on diagnosis, imaging techniques and treatments that are being reshaped by advancements in the field. Posterior Uveitis: Advances in Imaging and Treatment focuses on the ocular imaging modalities used in the diagnosis of various uveitis and intraocular inflammation entities resulting from infectious and non-infectious etiologies. Each topic is succinctly presented by experts in the field of intraocular inflammation and ocular imaging and starts with salient clinical features, differential diagnosis and specific treatment, and concludes with in-depth and relevant clinical imaging findings. The book opens by touring a multitude of infectious and non-infectious uveitidies and explores how advances are aiding our diagnosis and treatment. The second half will delve into established and emerging therapeutics, including advances in drug delivery. Evolving treatments for recalcitrant uveitis are discussed, including the newer biological agents, and each chapter includes ample illustrations and several tables for readers to comprehend with ease the inflammatory disorders and to interpret the imaging changes in various uveitis entities.
Contents
Part I. Introduction -- Posterior Uveitis: Role of Imaging Modalities -- Part II. Non-Infectious Posterior or Pan Uveitis -- Ocular Sarcoidosis -- Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease and Sympathetic Ophthalmia -- Multifocal Choroiditis/Serpiginous Choroiditis and Related Entities -- Part III. Infectious Posterior or Panuveitis -- Ocular Toxoplasmosis -- Ocular Syphilis -- Ocular Tuberculosis -- Viral Retinitis -- Intraocular Lymphoma: A Posterior Uveitis Masquerade Syndrome -- Part IV. Non-Infectious Uveitis: Treatment Options -- Noninfectious Uveitis: Systemic and Local Corticosteroids -- Noninfectious Uveitis: Immunomodulatory Agents and Biologicals -- Noninfectious Uveitis: Emerging Therapies.
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