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57 p. : col. ill., maps ; 30 cm.
This update finds that there was a surplus of £2.1 billion across the NHS as a whole in 2012-13, matching that in 2011-12. The financial performance of NHS trusts and foundation trusts should be considered in the context of a period of little to zero growth in funding for NHS services over the last two years and during a period of significant structural change across the NHS. Measured by the total surplus or deficit of hospital trusts, financial performance for the NHS appears stronger in 2012-13 than it did in 2011-12. However, there are signs of increasing pressure. As last year, there was a substantial gap between the trusts with the largest surpluses and those with the largest deficits. When primary care trusts (PCTs) and strategic health authorities are also included, there is a similar variation between local health economies. NHS trusts in difficulty rely on cash support from the Department of Health or non-recurrent local revenue support from strategic health authorities and primary care trusts but this is not a sustainable way of reconciling growing demand with the scale of efficiency gains required within the NHS. At the end of 2012-13, there were still 100 NHS trusts that had not achieved foundation trust status. The risk that NHS trusts will not maintain their planned trajectory to foundation trust status increased substantially in 2012-13. This is a period of major transition for the NHS, as clinical commissioning groups take over from strategic health authorities and PCTs the responsibility for commissioning health services.
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xi, 259 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
We have learned not to take food seriously: we eat as much as we want of what we want when we want it, and we seldom think about the health and environmental consequences of our choices. But the fact is that every choice we make has an impact on our health and on the environment. In The Vegetarian Imperative, Anand M. Saxena, a scientist and lifelong vegetarian, explains why we need to make better choices: for better health, to eliminate world hunger, and, ultimately, to save the planet. Our insatiable appetite for animal-based foods contributes directly to high rates of chronic diseases-resulting in both illness and death. It also leads to a devastating overuse of natural resources that dangerously depletes the food available for human consumption. The burgeoning population and increasing preference for meat in all parts of the world are stretching planetary resources beyond their limits, and the huge livestock industry is degrading the agricultural land and polluting air and water. Continuing at this pace will bring us to the crisis point in just a few decades-a reality that threatens not only our current lifestyle but our very survival. This book shows us a way out of this dangerous and vicious cycle, recommending a much-needed shift to a diet of properly chosen plant-based foods. Any one of these arguments alone-personal health, worldwide hunger, and environmental degradation-provides reason enough to stop consuming so much animal-based food; taken together, they make an unassailable case for vegetarianism. The Vegetarian Imperative will make you rethink what you eat-and help you save the planet.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781421402420 20160606
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iv, 27 p. : ill., maps, ports ; 28 cm.
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418 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
How can countries like Mexico, Kenya, or the Philippines, with limited funds and medical resources, find an affordable, effective and fair way to balance competing health needs and demands? Such dilemmas are the focus of this book in which leading international researchers bring together thinking on how developing countries can reform health care. The choices these poorer countries make today will determine the place of health improvement for vast numbers of people now and in the future. Exploring new ideas and concepts, as well as the practical experiences of nations in all parts of the world, this volume provides insights and information to both generalists and specialists interested in how health care will look in the world of the 21st century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674385252 20160527
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76 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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vii, 326 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • Rethinking consumption
  • A brief history of overconsumption
  • Selling the bounty
  • Does the government help or hurt?
  • So-called healthy ingredients
  • Sane eating
  • How to eat like food matters
  • How to cook like food matters
  • Meal plans: a sample month
  • The basics
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks and appetizers
  • Dinner
  • Desserts.
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xiv, 255 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • Health-- Biodiversity Utilisation (Including Phytomedicine, Metabolism of Antiparasitic Drugs and Pharmacogenetics, Role of Flavonoids and Isoflavonoids, Sustainable Biodiesel Production, Antifungal Properties of Plant Extract).- Emerging Areas and Technologies (Including Computational Chemistry Research, Geochemistry, Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and Nanotechnology).- International Collaboration - Relevance for Development in Africa (Including the International Programme in the Chemical Sciences (IPICS), International Collaboration with a View to Containing Outbreak of Emerging Infectious Diseases Through Bioprospection).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783642296413 20160609
Chemistry for Sustainable Development in Africa gives an insight into current Chemical research in Africa. It is edited and written by distinguished African scientists and includes contributions from Chemists from Northern, Southern, Western, Eastern, Central and Island state African Countries. The core themes embrace the most pressing issues of our time, including Environmental Chemistry, Renewable Energies, Health and Human Well-Being, Food and Nutrition, and Bioprospecting and Commercial Development. This book is invaluable for teaching and research institutes in Africa and worldwide, private sector entities dealing with natural products from Africa, as well as policy and decision-making bodies and non-governmental organizations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783642296413 20160609
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230 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
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xii, 102 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 30 cm.
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xiii, 222 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction.- 1. The Entrepreneurship and the Role of Local Communities.- 2. Traditional Ethnobiological Knowledge and Bioprospecting.- 3. The Gram Mooligai Limited Company (GMCL) - An Alternative Bioprospecting and Development Model: Constitution, Structure and Its Functioning.- 4. Ethnomedicine, Capacity Development and Innovation System Through GMCL.- 5. GMCL, The Supply Chain and The Final Market.- The Impact of GMCL On Indigenous Communities.- The Impact of GMCL On Indigenous Communities.- Conclusion.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789400711129 20160608
Community-based enterprises are the result of a process in which the community acts entrepreneurially to create and operate a new enterprise embedded in its existing social structure and network. This book argues that community-based enterprise could represent a strategy for fostering sustainable local development while at the same time maintaining traditional knowledge in ethnomedicine and conserving the local ecosystems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789400711129 20160608
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210 p. ; 19 cm.
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xvi, 413 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Preface-- 1. Disease patterns in human biohistory-- 2. Human biology: the Pleistocene inheritance-- 3. Adapting to diversity: climate, food and infection-- 4. Infectious disease: humans and microbes coevolving-- 5. The third horseman: food, farming and famines-- 6. The industrial era: the fifth horseman?-- 7. Longer lives and lower birth rates-- 8. Modern affluence: lands of milk and honey-- 9. Cities, social environments and synapses-- 10. Global environmental change: overstepping limits-- 11. Health and disease: an ecological perspective-- 12. Footprints to the future: treading less heavily-- Notes-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521004947 20160528
This compelling account charts the relentless trajectory of humankind, and its changing survival and disease patterns, across place and time from when our ancient ancestors roamed the African Savannah to today's populous, industrialised, globalising world. This expansion of human frontiers - geographic, climatic, cultural and technological - has encountered frequent setbacks from disease, famine and dwindling resources. The social and environmental transformations wrought by agrarianism, industrialisation, fertility control, social modernisation, urbanisation and mass consumption have profoundly affected patterns of health and disease. Today, as life expectancies rise, the planet's ecosystems are being damaged by the combined weight of population size and intensive economic activity. Global warming, stratospheric ozone depletion and loss of biodiversity pose large-scale hazards to human health and survival. Recognising this, can we achieve a transition to sustainability? This and other profound questions underlie this chronicle of expansive human activity, social change, environmental impact and their health consequences.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521004947 20160528
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82 p. : ill., maps, ports., facsims. ; 18 x 20 cm.
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