An Epidemic of Absence

Author: Moises Velasquez-Manoff

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439199396

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 397

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A controversial, revisionist approach to autoimmune and allergic disorders considers the perspective that the human immune system has been disabled by twentieth-century hygiene and medical practices.

Grow Healthy Babies

Author: Michelle Henning,Victor Henning, Ph.D.

Publisher: Rubinen

ISBN: 154450781X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 308

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A practical, easy guide for expecting parents, Grow Healthy Babies provides clear and simple steps for a healthy pregnancy and preventing chronic diseases including asthma, eczema, and allergies. Written by lifelong allergy sufferers who wanted their own children to grow up healthy, this is the comprehensive guidebook every parent needs. As parents, we wish for our children to live happy, healthy lives - but we are facing an epidemic of chronic diseases. Half of all babies born today will develop allergies, and up to a third will become asthmatic or suffer from eczema. You don't have to accept these odds. Through simple and natural food & lifestyle choices during and after pregnancy, you can lower your baby's risk of developing a chronic illness by up to 90 percent. Referencing over 660 scientific studies, Grow Healthy Babies shows you how. You'll discover: - How friendly bacteria, your microbiome, shape both your and your baby's immune system - Which foods, supplements, birth choices, and feeding practices make a real difference to your baby's health - Why environmental factors and certain household products can trigger chronic disease, and how to choose healthier alternatives This book shows you how to let your and your baby's health flourish, thus increasing your baby's chances of growing up happy, strong, and free from the burden of chronic disease. Praise for Grow Healthy Babies: "This is an impressive book. With the depth and quality of information, logical flow, consistency and balance, this is something that everyone planning a family urgently needs to read. It goes straight to the top of my recommended book list for our students!" - Richard Burton, Founder and Director, Irish Institute of Nutrition & Health "Grow Healthy Babies is a great starting point for those who want to understand how to avoid one of the most mysterious and troublesome trends in modern life: kids that are, with each new generation, more and more allergic—and more vulnerable to inflammatory conditions in general. Many of the recommendations it contains have achieved something like “common sense” status among microbiologists (...) This book is a good evidence-based guide to get parents thinking about how to better play the odds of their children developing allergic and other chronic diseases." - Moises Velasquez-Manoff, Author of An Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies And Autoimmune Diseases "This book is a brilliant feat. Michelle and Victor take a huge amount of research and sift through it in a logical way, with a structure that flows clearly. Here's to growing healthy babies and children!" - Simone Davies, Bestselling Author of The Montessori Toddler "A fantastic accomplishment. It is easy to read, incredibly well researched and has enough history, personal touches, and detail to make it an exciting read, not just a simple guideline for new parents. As a physician, I understand the difficulty of explaining very complex issues in a way that can be understood by new parents seeking out the best information to raise healthy children. And as a parent I know how important this information is. This is a truly excellent book and I will definitely be getting copies for all my friends planning to have children." - Dr Lowan Stewart MD, former Clinical Assistant Professor, Oregon Health & Science University; Emergency Physician & Medical Researcher; CSV Regional Medical Center, Santa Fe

An "Epidemic" of Adolescent Pregnancy?

Author: Maris A. Vinovskis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195364163

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 9404

In classrooms and in living rooms, in research institutions and on Capitol Hill, teenage pregnancy is one of the most controversial public issues of our day. Yet after all the investigation and government effort, what is really known about the problem of adolescent pregnancy and how to deal with it? And what is the role of the social scientist and historian in a public issue of this kind? In this study, Maris Vinovskis--a prominent demographic historian and a participant in both Carter's and Reagan's Presidential initiatives on teenage pregnancy--sets these questions within a historical framework and discusses a host of current issues and policy considerations. Vinovskis begins by examining adolescent sexuality and childbearing in early America and evaluating whether there has in fact been an "epidemic" of adolescent pregnancy in American history. In the following chapters, he addresses the rise of adolescent pregnancy as a national issue and assesses the government's response to it, both in Congress and the Presidency. Bringing his unique qualifications as a historian and a policy planner to his study, Vinovskis offers readers a provocative new context for understanding a pressing public issue of the 1980s.

A Report on an Epidemic of Influenza in the City of Chicago in the Fall of 1918 (Classic Reprint)

Author: John Dill Robertson

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780265967010


Page: 126

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Excerpt from A Report on an Epidemic of Influenza in the City of Chicago in the Fall of 1918 The highest percentage of absentees occurred on approx1 mately October 21, which was four days later than the date of the greatest incidence of the disease in the city. The survey clearly showed that the absence of pupils was only in part due to illness. Much of the absence was due to illness or death of other members of the family or the voluntary keeping of children from school by parents for fear of contracting the disease. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Author: Canal Zone Medical Association

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medicine

Page: N.A

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Collected Papers

Author: Wilbur Augustus Sawyer

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medicine

Page: N.A

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