Health & Social Care eBooks

Evidence Based Occupational Health

Jaana Laitinen from the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health explores the relationship between health and the workplace 
Institute of Pathology

Institute of Pathology – the treatment of paediatric cancer

Experts from the University of Lausanne explore progress being made in the treatment of paediatric cancer in this fascinating ebook

PEGASO – Fit for Future

The PEGASO team explain the challenges to healthcare obesity represents and how the Fit for Future project aims to tackle them

Novaramed – Novel medication for neuropathic pain

As neuropathic pain increasingly becomes a global health issue, Novaramed is developing a treatment for chronic pain caused by nervous system damage

Alzheimer’s Disease as a spectrum disorder

When it comes to Alzheimer's Disease one size does not fit all. It should be considered a spectrum disorder, with precision medicine a key part of treatment

What are the options for personalised muscle rehabilitation?

Martin Fluck from Balgrist University Hospital outlines options for personalised muscle rehabilitation and research on molecular and cellular mechanisms

Drug development for neurodegenerative diseases

Professor Duncan McHale, Head Global Exploratory Development at UCB discusses the challenge of developing drugs to treat neurodegenerative diseases

Acute respiratory distress syndrome: complex and under-recognised

Matthieu Jabaudon, Université Clermont Auvergne outlines the complexities of acute respiratory distress syndrome and opportunities for precision medicines

Hand hygiene and beyond: its influence on infection control

Hygiena International highlights how effective hand hygiene and cleanliness in a healthcare environment is only one simple test away

Providing mental health services in the Palatinate

Pfalzklinikum shares its work as a mental health services provider and explains why wellbeing is vital for everyone, including a firm's own staff
Targeted drugs: improving the lives of cancer patients

Targeted drugs: Improving the lives of cancer patients

On Target Laboratories' Dr Sumith A. Kularatne shares his research into targeted drugs and notes the difference this treatment makes to cancer patients
Viruses and Cancer

Viruses and cancer: Should we be more afraid?

During the past 30 years it has become exceedingly clear that several viruses play significant roles in the development of various cancers in humans
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Blue sky research: Is it worth the investment?

In his latest ebook, Professor Colin Suckling of the University of Strathclyde tackles the question: Is there any evidence that the cumulative output of research over the last 50 years has been valuable?
redefining child health for the 21st century

Redefining child health for the 21st Century: UIC Pediatrics’ strategic plan

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Illinois, Chicago is working on redefining child health for the 21st Century
innovative strategies to address mental health crisis

Innovative strategies to address the mental health crisis

Dr Benjamin Van Voorhees from the Department of Paediatrics in the University of Illinois at Chicago, outlines innovative strategies to tackle the mental health crisis in the US
Monitoring hygiene Hygiena ebook

Hygiena: Diagnose and monitor hygiene across the hospital

The purpose of this document is to address the issues around the measurement of cleaning and its impact on the control of hygiene, infections, and the quality and cost of service delivery.
associative electronic health record software systems

Associative electronic health record software systems

As technology advances, the benefits can be seen in all different sectors. The healthcare sector, in particular, has benefited greatly from digitalisation and technology innovations. One of the key developments is the electronic health record (EHR).
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CECAD: Interplay between immunity and metabolism

Immunity can be defined as the ability of an organism to defend itself against invading microbes (bacteria, fungi and viruses) and the cells of its own origin which show abnormalities (e.g. cancerous cells).
The eNuk program

The eNuk program: Climate Change Impacts on Inuit Health

The Canadian North is experiencing intense and rapid socio-cultural stresses resulting from various shifts in the environment, including climate change and resource extraction and development.
Uni of Strathclyde

It’s a Question of Balance – Broadening Concepts of Drug Discovery

Professor Colin Suckling discusses drug discovery and how a linear approach is no longer relevant… Since the 1960s it’s been accepted that the way to discover new drugs is to take a well-characterised disease with a good understanding of the biological cause of the disease.

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