Remedy and Contaminant Components in Complementary Medicines

Remedy and Contaminant Components in Complementary Medicines
Author: Nanthi Bolan,Chun Guang Li,Yong Sik Ok
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2020-03-15
ISBN 10: 9780128160381
ISBN 13: 0128160381
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Remedy and Contaminant Components in Complementary Medicines Book Review:

Remedy and Contaminant Components in Complementary Medicines provides a broad overview of contaminants in various types of complementary medicines for researchers from chemistry, pharmacology and environmental health backgrounds. By bringing together experts in multiple sub-disciplines including medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, and environmental contamination, the editors have amalgamated a single central resource for an introduction to the discipline as a whole. The chapters include organic, inorganic and microbial contaminants in herbal, ayurvedic, traditional and many other forms of complementary medicines covering their sources, characterization, toxicity and health risk assessment. The book also includes a chapter on the analytical methods used for characterization of contaminants. Every chapter incorporates comprehensive reviews covering the above topics with recent references, to introduce researchers to this field of interest and provide them with information that can easily be built upon. Provides fundamental understanding of the sources, distribution, and toxicity of contaminants in complementary medicines, and includes clinical case studies of the toxicity of contaminants in complementary medicines in many countries Covers the existing literature on the interactions of contaminants in complementary medicines with human health Provides state-of-science information on contaminants reaching the human food chain through complementary medicines Includes up-to-date information on quality control and standards of complementary medicines

Natural Remedies

Natural Remedies
Author: Finn Sandberg,Desmond Corrigan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2001-10-18
ISBN 10: 9780415272018
ISBN 13: 0415272017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Remedies Book Review:

The past two decades have witnessed a phenomenal explosion of interest in the potential uses of plant medicines in healthcare and this has evoked the rebirth of pharmacognosy. This volume is unique in that it is the first, in English, to employ the Anatomical, Therapeutic and Chemical (ATC) classification system, developed by the World Health Organization, to present information on the therapeutic uses of plants. Initially developed in the Swedish edition 'Phytopharmaca Therapy', this volume expands the original concept and highlights the aspects of medicinal plants that are crucial for a comprehensive understanding of the role plant drugs can play in healthcare.

Introduction to Pharmacology Third Edition

Introduction to Pharmacology  Third Edition
Author: Mannfred A. Hollinger
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2007-10-19
ISBN 10: 1420047426
ISBN 13: 9781420047424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Pharmacology Third Edition Book Review:

Advances in pharmacogenomics and proteomics, along with the introduction of recombinant DNA technology, have expanded the applications of pharmacology to encompass a range of disciplines. Biomedical researchers, protein specialists, and molecular biologists are all involved in the development and delivery of novel drugs. Therefore, students in a variety of life sciences now require grounding in pharmacology. Adding much new material, Introduction to Pharmacology, Third Edition familiarizes students with the curative action of specific drugs, along with current research and the multifaceted role of pharmacology in society. New to the third edition— · Chapters on smooth muscle pharmacology covering gastrointestinal and pulmonary pharmacology · Pharmacology advances at the molecular level · The historical background of the Watson Crick model of DNA · Cutting edge topics such as RNA interference and dopamine signaling The text begins with a discussion on the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination of drugs. Much emphasis is placed on pharmacokinetic aspects: how drugs produce an effect and the quantification of these effects for comparative purposes. Also the text describes substance abuse pharmacology and the evolution of drug laws. Several chapters deal with the development of drugs and challenges faced in drug discovery. Identifying both the therapeutic and toxicological aspects of drug use, Introduction to Pharmacology employs contemporary examples to help students become familiar with drug development and treatment, as well as possible adverse affects, and the impact of drug research and use on society today and into the future.

Treating Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders With Herbal Medicines

Treating Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders With Herbal Medicines
Author: Hussain, Arif,Behl, Shalini
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 489
Release: 2020-12-11
ISBN 10: 1799848094
ISBN 13: 9781799848097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treating Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders With Herbal Medicines Book Review:

The utilization of herbal medicine to treat endocrine and metabolic disorders has garnered much attention within the past few decades. Specifically, the popularity of using dietary supplements for the management of chronic disorders has drastically increased, with a wide variety of these products available over the counter. They represent an attractive adjuvant to traditional therapy for their lower toxicity and their easy accessibility. The identification of such dietary compounds has prompted researchers to explore the vast array of their beneficial effects. However, despite their widespread use, there is still limited data on the safety and efficacy of the products currently on the market. Current research on the side effects and safe usage of herbal medicines is necessary for providing optimal care and counseling for patients. Treating Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders With Herbal Medicines is a comprehensive reference book focused on spreading awareness on the safety, potential harmful effects, and rational use of herbal medicines. The chapters within explore and provide insight on the effectiveness, versatility, and side effects of various herbal medicines across a range of different diseases and conditions. While highlighting herbal medicine in areas such as diabetes, cancer, infertility, and endocrine disorders, this publication is ideally intended for clinical practitioners, pharmaceutical scientists, doctors, practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students interested in enhancing their knowledge and awareness in the field of complementary medicine.

Herbal Medicine in Andrology

Herbal Medicine in Andrology
Author: Ralf Henkel,Ashok Agarwal
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2020-11-13
ISBN 10: 0128155663
ISBN 13: 9780128155660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Herbal Medicine in Andrology Book Review:

Herbal Medicine in Andrology: An Evidence-Based Update provides a comprehensive overview of ethnomedical approaches in andrology, including ethnopharmacology of plant extracts and relevant bioactive compounds. It highlights information on the availability of medicinal plants and the legal and procedural processes involved in developing a marketable product. This reference helps clinicians and scientists develop an understanding on how herbal medicine can be used to treat andrological patients in practice. Only a limited number of journal articles are available on this topic, making this reference a valuable source of information for a large audience, including urologists, andrologists, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists and basic scientists. Provides essential evidence-based information about herbal medicine Offers an ethnopharmacological background on bioactive compounds in certain plant extracts Educates the basic scientist and clinician on the use of herbal medicines in andrology Provides an update to recent advances on herbal medicine in andrology from world experts

Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries

Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries
Author: Dean T. Jamison,Joel G. Breman,Anthony R. Measham,George Alleyne,Mariam Claeson,David B. Evans,Prabhat Jha,Anne Mills,Philip Musgrove
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 1452
Release: 2006-04-02
ISBN 10: 0821361805
ISBN 13: 9780821361801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries Book Review:

Based on careful analysis of burden of disease and the costs ofinterventions, this second edition of 'Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries, 2nd edition' highlights achievable priorities; measures progresstoward providing efficient, equitable care; promotes cost-effectiveinterventions to targeted populations; and encourages integrated effortsto optimize health. Nearly 500 experts - scientists, epidemiologists, health economists,academicians, and public health practitioners - from around the worldcontributed to the data sources and methodologies, and identifiedchallenges and priorities, resulting in this integrated, comprehensivereference volume on the state of health in developing countries.

The Complete Guide to Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care

The Complete Guide to Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care
Author: Barrie R. Cassileth
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 381
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9814335665
ISBN 13: 9789814335669
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Guide to Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care Book Review:

With recent clinical advances, millions of people survive many years after a cancer diagnosis. And while their physicians deliver conventional, evidence-based therapies to treat the cancer, sometimes the cancer patient and his or her symptoms are not treated with equal skill. To manage their physical and emotional symptoms and promote health and well-being, most cancer patients and survivors use complementary therapies: Naturopathy, Ayurveda, herbalism, homeopathy, hypnosis, yoga, acupuncture, music therapy, macrobiotics, chelation therapy, colonics, hydrotherapy and many, many more. But OC are they safe? Are they effective? What problems do they address? What are the risks? When can they help? This unique and comprehensive book guides the way through the often confusing maze of complementary and alternative therapies promoted to cancer patients and survivors. The functions, benefits, backgrounds and risks are clearly presented. Learning when, if and how to use them provides medical professionals, cancer patients and survivors with the information they need to better control the symptoms and side effects of cancer and its treatment. Unfortunately, using some of these therapies without this expert guidance can lead to medical complications, or worse. The Complete Guide to Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care is an invaluable resource in making educated health care decisions for managing life during and after cancer. Through the wise and informed use of these approaches, cancer patients OCo whether just-diagnosed, during treatment or throughout Survivership are better able to manage the physical and emotional stresses that accompany cancer, leading to symptom control and improved quality of life."

Pharmacology for Health Professionals

Pharmacology for Health Professionals
Author: Bronwen Jean Bryant,Kathleen Mary Knights
Publsiher: Elsevier Australia
Total Pages: 1062
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0729539296
ISBN 13: 9780729539296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pharmacology for Health Professionals Book Review:

"Pharmacology for Health Professionals provides a comprehensive introduction to important pharmacology prinicples and concepts, with a strong focus on therapeutics." "The text has been extensively updated to reflect the latest information on the clinical use of drugs, local aspects of scheduling, drug legislation and ethics." -- Book Jacket.

Complete Guide To Complementary Therapies In Cancer Care The Essential Information For Patients Survivors And Health Professionals

Complete Guide To Complementary Therapies In Cancer Care  The  Essential Information For Patients  Survivors And Health Professionals
Author: Barrie R Cassileth
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2011-07-18
ISBN 10: 981438397X
ISBN 13: 9789814383974
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complete Guide To Complementary Therapies In Cancer Care The Essential Information For Patients Survivors And Health Professionals Book Review:

With recent clinical advances, millions of people survive many years after a cancer diagnosis. And while their physicians deliver conventional, evidence-based therapies to treat the cancer, sometimes the cancer patient and his or her symptoms are not treated with equal skill.To manage their physical and emotional symptoms and promote health and well-being, most cancer patients and survivors use complementary therapies: Naturopathy, Ayurveda, herbalism, homeopathy, hypnosis, yoga, acupuncture, music therapy, macrobiotics, chelation therapy, colonics, hydrotherapy and many, many more. But … are they safe? Are they effective? What problems do they address? What are the risks? When can they help?This unique and comprehensive book guides the way through the often confusing maze of complementary and alternative therapies promoted to cancer patients and survivors. The functions, benefits, backgrounds and risks are clearly presented. Learning when, if and how to use them provides medical professionals, cancer patients and survivors with the information they need to better control the symptoms and side effects of cancer and its treatment. Unfortunately, using some of these therapies without this expert guidance can lead to medical complications, or worse.The Complete Guide to Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care is an invaluable resource in making educated health care decisions for managing life during and after cancer. Through the wise and informed use of these approaches, cancer patients — whether just-diagnosed, during treatment or throughout Survivership are better able to manage the physical and emotional stresses that accompany cancer, leading to symptom control and improved quality of life.

Complementary Medicine For Dummies

Complementary Medicine For Dummies
Author: Jacqueline Young
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2007-06-29
ISBN 10: 9780470519684
ISBN 13: 0470519681
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complementary Medicine For Dummies Book Review:

A comprehensive guide to what’s what and what works in complementary medicine, this expert guide cuts through the jargon and gives you the facts about the alternatives. Whether you are interested in maintaining your general well-being or relieving the symptoms of a specific complaint, this book outlines all of the therapies available to you – from acupuncture through healing foods to yoga and massage - and tells you what each treatment is most effective for, how to go about finding a practitioner and what to expect from a consultation. Topics covered in Complementary Medicine For Dummies include: Old Dogs – New Tricks: From Ancient Roots to Modern Practice Turning to the Pros for Your Health Diagnosis Reading the Body (Self-Diagnosis) Uncovering Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Revealing Ayurveda’s ‘Science of Life’ Balancing Health With Tibetan Medicine Purifying the Body with Japanese Medicine Dipping Your Toes Into Nature Cure Getting to the Point of Acupuncture Homing in on Homeopathy Unearthing Herbal Medicine Nibbling on Nutritional Medicine Diving into Naturopathy Opening Up with Osteopathy Getting to the Crunch with Chiropractic Moving with Bodywork Therapies Enjoying Massage Therapies Relaxing with Breathing, Relaxation, and Meditation Scenting Out Aromatherapy and Flower and Tree Remedies Connecting with Healing Therapies Getting Your Head Around Psychological Therapies Feeling the Buss of Energy Medicine Having a Go with Creative Therapies Ten Complementary Medicine Tips for Healthy Living Ten Superfoods for Great Health Ten Great Herbal Remedies Appendix A: A-Z of Therapies ~

Complementary and Alternative Treatments in Mental Health Care

Complementary and Alternative Treatments in Mental Health Care
Author: James H. Lake,David Spiegel
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2007-04-02
ISBN 10: 9781585626397
ISBN 13: 1585626392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complementary and Alternative Treatments in Mental Health Care Book Review:

The widespread use of nonconventional treatments, or complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and the increasing evidence supporting their therapeutic benefits call for a concerted scientific effort to integrate treatments that work into mainstream medicines. Answering that call is the groundbreaking Complementary and Alternative Treatments in Mental Health Care, a concise, practical reference that reviews the many CAM approaches used in North America and Europe to treat -- or self-treat -- mental health problems, and the history and rationale for a variety of CAM treatments, including the risks and benefits of their integration into mainstream mental health care. Two dozen contributors with both conventional and nonconventional expertise present current information about safe, effective mental health treatments -- including herbals and other natural products, stress management, homeopathy, Ayurveda, and traditional Chinese medicine -- that have not yet been fully examined or endorsed by the institutions of conventional biomedicine. This book: Covers background issues, including conceptual and historical foundations, emerging ideas and trends, safety issues, potential drug interactions and adverse effects, and medical-legal issues pertaining to use of nonconventional treatments in mental health care. Reviews the evidence and offers practical clinical guidelines for the most widely used nonconventional treatments. Twelve chapters cover specific nonconventional modalities or alternative professional systems of medicine currently used to treat mental illness, addressing historical uses of the specified modality, significant recent research findings, unresolved safety issues, and evidence supporting use of the specified approach in common psychiatric disorders, from major depressive and bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and generalized anxiety disorder to obsessive-compulsive disorder, dementia, and sleep and substance abuse disorders. Practical clinical applications of complementary and alternative approaches are discussed throughout the book. Closes with three appendixes and a subject and author index. Appendix A ranks evidence for the various treatment modalities by major psychiatric disorder and is cross-referenced with the material in Part II. Appendix B lists important Web sites, textbooks, professional associations, and other resources. Appendix C contains a glossary of key terms used in complementary and alternative medicine. Written for both conventionally and nonconventionally trained mental health care professionals, Complementary and Alternative Treatments in Mental Health Care provides both an ideal reference for clinicians whose patients inquire about the uses of many CAM therapies and a critical, balanced review of the nonconventional modalities most widely used in Western countries to treat mental or emotional problems.

Complementary Medicine for Nurses Midwives and Health Visitors

Complementary Medicine for Nurses  Midwives and Health Visitors
Author: Brian Booth,Joanna Trevelyan
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 251
Release: 1994-11-11
ISBN 10: 1349132527
ISBN 13: 9781349132522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complementary Medicine for Nurses Midwives and Health Visitors Book Review:

The most up-to-date and comprehensive overview of the 14 therapies that nurses, midwives and health visitors have expressed particular interest in. Each therapy is discussed in detail and the implications for use in health care are examined. The vexed question of research is dealt with throughout and the book ends with a look at likely future trends. This text, written in response to the growth of interest in complementary medicine, amongst health professionals and the general public, is a must for those nurses, midwives and health visitors considering incorporating the use of complementary medicine into their practice.

Meyler s Side Effects of Herbal Medicines

Meyler s Side Effects of Herbal Medicines
Author: J. K. Aronson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0444532692
ISBN 13: 9780444532695
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meyler s Side Effects of Herbal Medicines Book Review:

"This book summarizes the adverse effects of a large range of herbal medicines and the active ingredients that they contain. It includes extensive lists of the families of plants that are used as herbal medicines, including the Latin names of genera and species as well as the common names of individual plants. The material is drawn from the 15th edition of the internationally renowned encyclopedia, Meyler's Side Effects of Drugs: The Encyclopedia of Adverse Drug Reactions and Interactions, and the latest volumes in the companion series, Side Effects of Drugs Annuals."--BOOK JACKET.

Non Drug Treatments for ADHD New Options for Kids Adults and Clinicians

Non Drug Treatments for ADHD  New Options for Kids  Adults  and Clinicians
Author: Richard P. Brown,Patricia L. Gerbarg
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-04-23
ISBN 10: 0393707725
ISBN 13: 9780393707724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Non Drug Treatments for ADHD New Options for Kids Adults and Clinicians Book Review:

Winner of a 2013 Nautilus Gold Award, this book introduces safe and effective complementary treatments for managing ADD/ADHD. The prolific use of drugs to treat ADHD stirs heated debate in therapy and parenting circles today. Is this medication really going to improve my son’s symptoms? How best can I help my patient and her parents manage this difficult disorder? Will the side effects of this drug outweigh the benefits? What are my other options? Because ADHD affects every facet of life, from psychosocial development and peer relationships to family dynamics and academic and job performance, the need for better—that is, safer and more effective—treatments is urgent. Here, seasoned clinicians Pat Gerbarg and Richard Brown, known for providing the latest breakthroughs in integrative mental health treatments, draw on over 30 years’ clinical experience to offer a range of scientifically-grounded complementary and alternative treatments for parents and professionals alike. Studies show that children with untreated ADHD are at greater risk for substance abuse, unemployment, accidents, and criminal behavior, in addition to learning disabilities, anxiety disorders, social phobia, depression, and bipolar disorder. And yet, individuals with ADHD often bring a great deal of energy, enthusiasm, and creativity to the tasks they undertake. Gerbarg and Brown focus on these intrinsic strengths, encouraging parents and professionals to help children with ADHD fulfill their potential by overcoming distraction, restlessness, and impulsivity in order to focus on learning, task completion, and understanding social cues. To accomplish this, they argue, we need to implement a variety of alternative approaches. Drawing on stories and anecdotes from their own clinical practice, Gerbarg and Brown address the questions that are particularly important to those dealing with ADHD. Early chapters provide information about diagnostic issues and the scientific foundation for understanding the known causes of ADHD, as well as how different treatments may work and why. Multiple contributing causes of ADHD exist—genetic, nutritional, chemical, psychological, trauma-based, and environmental—and the authors explain how treatments need to be strategically combined and tailored to patients’ unique needs and sensitivities. Later chapters present integrative strategies that combine the best practices of psychological treatments with herbs, nutrients, cognitive enhancers, mind–body practices, and brain stimulation. Throughout, the authors draw on the work and methods of many talented clinicians, yoga therapists, and teachers who have found creative, effective approaches to helping their own clients who struggle with attentional problems. A comprehensive resources section at the end of the book features a compilation of need-to-know websites, journals, books, and supplement brands with dosing recommendations. Psychiatrists, psychologists, and other therapists are equipped with access to the very latest research in both conventional and complementary and alternative approaches. With this book, the authors of How to Use Herbs, Nutrients & Yoga in Mental Health have taken their extraordinary scholarly and healing talents to a new level, helping parents and therapists alike to better understand and manage a complicated and multifaceted disorder.

Social Work Practice and Psychopharmacology Second Edition

Social Work Practice and Psychopharmacology  Second Edition
Author: Sophia Dziegielewski PhD, LCSW
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-12-07
ISBN 10: 9780826113948
ISBN 13: 082611394X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Work Practice and Psychopharmacology Second Edition Book Review:

Why do social workers need to know about mental health medications? How can social workers best assist clients who are taking medications? What is the social worker's role as part of the interdisciplinary health care team? Answering these questions and more, this comprehensive text discusses the major medications used to treat common mental health conditions and offers guidelines on how to best serve clients who are using them. This new edition provides guidance on many issues that social workers will encounter in practice, including identifying potentially dangerous drug interactions and adverse side effects; improving medication compliance; recognizing the warning signs of drug dependence; and understanding how psychopharmacology can work in conjunction with psychosocial interventions. Complete with case examples, assessment tools, and treatment plans, this book offers practical insight for social work students and social workers serving clients with mental health conditions. New to this edition are expanded discussions of child and adolescent disorders, engaging discussions of how new drugs are created, approved, and marketed, and a new glossary describing over 150 common medications and herbal remedies. Important Topics Discussed: Treatment of common mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and dementia Taking a comprehensive medication history Understanding medical terminology Avoiding drug misuse, dependence, and overdose

Complementary Therapies for the Contemporary Healthcare

Complementary Therapies for the Contemporary Healthcare
Author: Marcelo Saad,Roberta De Medeiros
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2012-10-17
ISBN 10: 9535108018
ISBN 13: 9789535108016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complementary Therapies for the Contemporary Healthcare Book Review:

Complementary therapies (CTs) are practices, products or systems for health that are outside the domain of conventional medicine (also called Western or allopathic medicine), used either to treat illnesses or to promote health and well-being. Defining CTs is difficult, because the field is very broad and constantly changing. The list of what is considered CT changes continually, and therapies whose safety and effectiveness are demonstrated may become part of conventional medicine. We hope the information from the present book can collaborate in some manner with the ongoing process of evolution of the paradigms related to concepts of health, disease and healing.

Encyclopedia of Psychopharmacology

Encyclopedia of Psychopharmacology
Author: Ian Stolerman
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1392
Release: 2010-07-31
ISBN 10: 3540686983
ISBN 13: 9783540686989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Psychopharmacology Book Review:

Here is a broad overview of the central topics and issues in psychopharmacology, biological psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences, with information about developments in the field, including novel drugs and technologies. The more than 2000 entries are written by leading experts in pharmacology and psychiatry and comprise in-depth essays, illustrated with full-color figures, and are presented in a lucid style.

Side Effects of Drugs Annual

Side Effects of Drugs Annual
Author: ARONSON
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 587
Release: 2004-10-09
ISBN 10: 0080474373
ISBN 13: 9780080474373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Side Effects of Drugs Annual Book Review:

The Side Effects of Drugs Annual was first published in 1977. It has been published continuously since then, as a yearly update to the encyclopaedic volume Meyler's Side Effects of Drugs. Each new Annual provides clinicians and medical investigators with a reliable and critical yearly survey of new data and trends in the area of Adverse Drug Reactions and Interactions. An international team of specialists have contributed to the Annuals by selecting from each year's publications all that is truly new and informative, by critically interpreting it, and by pointing out whatever is misleading. The use of the book is enhanced by separate indexes, allowing the reader to enter the text via the drug name, adverse effect, or drug interaction. Special features of the Annuals are the Side Effects of Drugs Essay, usually written by a guest author, and the special reviews: short articles, within the different chapters, that give extra attention to topics of current interest. The Essay in Annual 27 is entitled 'The General Practice Research Database' (by Dr. H. Jick) and there is a Historical Essay entitled 'Louis Lewin - Meyler's Predecessor' (by Dr. J.K. Aronson). The special reviews in this volume include, among others: The effects of NSAIDs on blood pressure Risks of inhaled corticosteroids in children Leukotriene receptor antagonists and Churg-Strauss syndrome Amiodarone and thyroid disease Surveillance of adverse events following immunization Smallpox vaccination Safety aspects of folic acid Inhibitors of topoisomerase I and topoisomerase II Liver damage from kava kava

Trace Elements as Contaminants and Nutrients

Trace Elements as Contaminants and Nutrients
Author: M. N. V. Prasad
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 675
Release: 2008-08-20
ISBN 10: 0470355093
ISBN 13: 9780470355091
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trace Elements as Contaminants and Nutrients Book Review:

Access state-of-the-art research about trace element contamination and its impact on human health in Trace Elements as Contaminants and Nutrients: Consequences in Ecosystems and Human Health. In this ground-breaking guide, find exhaustive evidence of trace element contamination in the environment with topics like the functions and essentiality of trace metals, bioavailability and uptake biochemistry, membrane biochemistry and transport mechanisms, and enzymology. Find case studies that will reinforce the fundamentals of mineral nutrition in plants and animals and current information about fortified foods and nutrient deficiencies.

The Poison Paradox Chemicals as Friends and Foes

The Poison Paradox   Chemicals as Friends and Foes
Author: John Timbrell
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2005-06-23
ISBN 10: 0191623210
ISBN 13: 9780191623219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poison Paradox Chemicals as Friends and Foes Book Review:

Every day we are surrounded by chemicals that are potentially harmful. Some of these we take intentionally in the form of drugs; some we take unknowingly through the food we eat, and the environment around us. John Timbrell explores what makes particular chemicals harmful, what their effects are, and how we can test for them. He examines drugs such as Paracetamol and what it does to the body; Ricin, the most toxic substance known to man; Paraquat, a widely available weedkiller; and how the puffer fish, eaten as a delicacy in Japan, can kill. Using case studies from all around the world, such as the Spanish Oil syndrome which made over 20,000 people ill in Madrid, Timbrell uncovers the facts behind chemical scares. He shows how, with a rational, scientific, and balanced approach, risks can be assessed and managed safely.