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9781529063073

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R 340
The gripping and shocking story of three generations of the Sackler family and their roles in the stories of Valium and Oxycontin, by the prize-winning, bestselling author of Say Nothing.
The Sackler name adorns the walls of many storied institutions - Harvard; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Oxford; the Louvre. They are one of the richest families in the world, known for their lavish donations in the arts and the sciences. The source of the family fortune was vague, however, until it emerged that the Sacklers were responsible for making and marketing Oxycontin, a blockbuster painkiller that was a catalyst for the opioid crisis-an international epidemic of drug addiction which has killed nearly half a million people.

In this masterpiece of narrative reporting and writing, Patrick Radden Keefe exhaustively documents the jaw-dropping and ferociously compelling reality. Empire of Pain is the story of a dynasty: a parable of 21st century greed.
Publikasiedatum: 2021-07-31
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9781250234995

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R 399
In The Genome Odyssey, Dr. Euan Ashley, Stanford professor of medicine and genetics, brings the breakthroughs of precision medicine to vivid life through the real diagnostic journeys of his patients and the tireless efforts of his fellow doctors and scientists as they hunt to prevent, predict, and beat disease. Since the Human Genome Project was completed in 2003, the price of genome sequencing has dropped at a staggering rate. It's as if the price of a Ferrari went from $350,000 to a mere forty cents. Through breakthroughs made by Dr. Ashley's team at Stanford and other dedicated groups around the world, analyzing the human genome has decreased from a heroic multibillion dollar effort to a single clinical test costing less than $1,000. For the first time we have within our grasp the ability to predict our genetic future, to diagnose and prevent disease before it begins, and to decode what it really means to be human. In The Genome Odyssey, Dr. Ashley details the medicine behind genome sequencing with clarity and accessibility. More than that, with passion for his subject and compassion for his patients, he introduces readers to the dynamic group of researchers and doctor detectives who hunt for answers, and to the pioneering patients who open up their lives to the medical community during their search for diagnoses and cures. He describes how he led the team that was the first to analyze and interpret a complete human genome, how they broke genome speed records to diagnose and treat a newborn baby girl whose heart stopped five times on the first day of her life, and how they found a boy with tumors growing inside his heart and traced the cause to a missing piece of his genome.

These patients inspire Dr. Ashley and his team as they work to expand the boundaries of our medical capabilities and to envision a future where genome sequencing is available for all, where medicine can be tailored to treat specific diseases and to decode pathogens like viruses at the genomic level, and where our medical system as we know it has been completely revolutionized.
Publikasiedatum: 2021-07-26
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9781787632752

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R 350
The world's leading expert on near-death experiences reveals his extraordinary exploration of these events and what they tell us about consciousness after death.
What happens when we die? 10% of people whose hearts stop report near-death experiences (NDEs). Stories of lights, tunnels and loved ones have been relayed - and dismissed - since ancient times. But when Dr Bruce Greyson's patients started describing events that he could not just dismiss, he began to investigate.
As a physician without a religious belief system, he approached NDEs from a scientific perspective. In After, he shares the transformative lessons he has learned over four decades of research. Our culture has tended to view dying as the end of our consciousness, the end of our existence - a dreaded prospect that for many people evokes fear and anxiety.
But Dr Greyson shows how scientific revelations about the dying process can support an alternative theory. Dying could be the threshold between one form of consciousness and another, not an ending but a transition. This new perspective on the nature of death can transform the fear of dying that pervades our culture into a healthy view of it as one more milestone in the course of our lives. After challenges us to reconsider these experiences and what they can teach us about the relationship between our brain and our mind, expanding our understanding of consciousness, and of what it means to be human.
Publikasiedatum: 2021-04-14
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9781788452106

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Illustreerder: Moose Allain
Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Medies / Medicine
R 180
WHERE DID IT COME FROM, AND HOW CAN WE BEAT IT? It's 15,000 times smaller than a flea and we can kill it with a bar of soap - so how did a tiny, fragile virus change the world? Join science expert Dr Ben Martynoga and illustrator extraordinaire Moose Allain on a fascinating, sometimes funny, and occasionally scary journey through the world of viruses. Explore the science behind viruses and the COVID-19 pandemic in a fascinating story of hijacked human cells and our own internal emergency services. Along the way, you'll learn what viruses are, how they work, and how we can overcome or at least learn to live alongside those that do us harm.
Publikasiedatum: 2020-11-15
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9781485311850

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Vertaler: Esta Grobler
Illustreerder: Katy Wiedemann
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R 450
In Anatomicum word die werking van die menslike liggaam in die fynste besonderhede verduidelik. Hoe lyk jou liggaam aan die binnekant? Hoe word spiere gebruik om emosies te wys? Hoe groei 'n mens uit een enkele sel? Wanneer jy deur hierdie museum in drukvorm blaai, sal jy die wonders van die menslike liggaam in al sy glorie te ontdek.

OOR DIE OUTEUR
Jennifer Z. Paxton is 'n dosent in Anatomie aan die Universiteit van Edinburgh. Sy doseer Anatomie aan mediese en wetenskapstudente en is ook hoofondersoeker by die Paxton Lab, 'n weefselingenieurswese-laboratorium wat toegespits is op die ontwikkeling van nuwe weefsels van die spier-skelet-stelsel vir inplanting ná 'n besering of siekte.
Katy Wiedemann is 'n illustreerder en tatooeërkunstenaar. Haar werk is 'n verkenning van die wetenskaplike illustrasiekuns, veral van die menslike en dierlike anatomie, en is geïnspireer deur die groot anatomiese illustreerders van ouds.

Anatomicum is die vierde titel in die gewilde Welkom by die museum-reeks en volg op Botanicum, Dinosourium en Planetarium.
Publikasiedatum: 2020-11-13
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9781529054910

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R 360
From tuberculosis to bird flu and HIV to coronavirus, these infectious diseases share a common origin story: human interaction with animals. Otherwise known as zoonotic diseases for their passage from animals to humans, these pathogens both pre-existing ones and those newly identified emerge and re-emerge throughout history, sparking epidemics and pandemics that have resulted in millions of deaths around the world. How did these diseases come about? And what-if anything-can we do to stop them and their fatal march into our countries, our homes, and our bodies? In How to Survive a Pandemic, Dr. Michael Greger, physician and internationally-recognized expert on public health issues, delves into the origins of some of the deadliest pathogens the world has ever seen. Tracing their evolution from the past until today, Dr. Greger spotlights emerging flu and coronaviruses as he examines where these pathogens originated, as well as the underlying conditions and significant human role that have exacerbated their lethal influence to large, and even global, levels. As the world grapples with the devastating impact of the novel coronavirus 2019, Dr. Greger reveals not only what we can do to protect ourselves and our loved ones during a pandemic, but also what human society must rectify to reduce the likelihood of even worse catastrophes in the future.
Publikasiedatum: 2020-09-29
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9780753558287

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R 240
A Financial Times Best Book of the Year
The most timely and informative history book you will read this year, tracing a century of pandemics, with a new chapter on COVID-19.
Ever since the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic, scientists have dreamed of preventing catastrophic outbreaks of infectious disease. Yet, despite a century of medical progress, viral and bacterial disasters continue to take us by surprise, inciting panic and dominating news cycles. From the Spanish flu and the 1924 outbreak of pneumonic plague in Los Angeles, to the 1930 'parrot fever' pandemic and the more recent SARS, Ebola, Zika and - now - COVID-19 epidemics, the last 100 years have been marked by a succession of unanticipated pandemic alarms.
In The Pandemic Century, Mark Honigsbaum chronicles 100 years of history in 10 outbreaks. Bringing us right up-to-date with a new chapter on COVID-19, this fast-paced, critically-acclaimed book combines science history, medical sociology and thrilling front-line reportage to deliver the story of our times.
As we meet dedicated disease detectives, obstructive public health officials, and gifted scientists often blinded by their own expertise, we come face-to-face with the brilliance and medical hubris shaping both the frontier of science - and the future of humanity's survival.
Publikasiedatum: 2020-06-29
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9781529036138

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R 230
In Living the Life Unexpected, Jody Day addresses the experience of involuntary childlessness and provides a powerful, practical guide to help those negotiating a future without children come to terms with their grief; a grief that is only just beginning to be recognised by society.

This friendly, practical, humorous and honest guide from one of the world's most respected names in childless support offers compassion and understanding and shows how it's possible to move towards a creative, happy, meaningful and fulfilling future - even if it's not the one you had planned.

Millions of people are now living a life without children, almost double that of a generation ago and the numbers are rising still. Although some are childfree by choice, many others are childless due to infertility or circumstance and are struggling to come to terms with their uncertain future. Although most people think that those without children either 'couldn't' or 'didn't want' to be parents, the truth is much more complex.

Jody Day was forty-four when she realized that her quest to be a mother was at an end. She presumed that she was through the toughest part, but over the next couple of years she was hit by waves of grief, despair and isolation. Eventually she found her way and in 2011 created Gateway Women, the global friendship and support network for childless women which has now helped almost two million people worldwide.

This edition, previously titled Rocking the Life Unexpected, has been extensively revised and updated, with significant additional content and case studies from forty involuntarily childless people (mostly women) from around the world.
Publikasiedatum: 2020-06-01
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9780241403372

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R 405
Have you ever asked yourself why you can't remember anything from before the age of three, why we experience déjà vu, or indeed how a bundle of cells in our heads can produce the remarkable phenomenon that is human consciousness? Drawing on the latest neuroscience research, this visual guide makes the hidden workings of the human brain simple to understand.
How the Brain Works begins with an introduction to the brain's anatomy, showing you how to tell your motor cortex from your mirror neurons. From anatomy, it moves on to function, explaining how the brain works constantly and unnoticed to regulate processes such as heartbeat and breathing and how it collects information from the external world to produce the experiences of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. The chapters that follow cover memory and learning, consciousness and personality, and emotions and communication.
There's also a guide to the brain's disorders, including physical problems, such as tumours and strokes, and psychological and functional disorders, ranging from autism to schizophrenia.
Illustrated with bold graphics and step-by-step artworks, and peppered with bite-sized factoids and question-and-answer features, this is the perfect introduction to the fascinating world of the human brain.
Publikasiedatum: 2020-03-02
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9781928257646

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R 320
Ilana and Martin Gerschlowitz are an ordinary middle-class South African family - young, newly married with bright, promising futures. Ilana falls pregnant and gives birth to David, a happy, healthy baby boy. At 10 months old, David suffers recurring ear infections, and at 11 months old a terrible fever sends him to hospital. David's behaviour abruptly changes - he no longer looks at his parents, his motor and budding language skills disappear, and the light in his eyes dims. It is the beginning of a journey with autism that few parents would ever want to encounter, and yet a staggering number of children are now diagnosed with autism, and the number of diagnoses rises every year.
Ilana and Martin work tirelessly to understand David's autism diagnosis, and to search for ways to treat their son. The couple arrange an international autism conference, open a treatment centre for autistic children, and begin outreach programs for underprivileged families dealing with autism.

Ilana falls pregnant again and their third son, Aaron, develops normally. And then the unthinkable happens - at 16 months Aaron develops ear infections and they decide to insert grommets. Immediately after the procedure, they realise that Aaron is not behaving in his usual manner. Within days, it becomes clear that Aaron, too, has developed autism, and their journey begins afresh. Armed with the knowledge gained from years of treating David, the couple set about ensuring that Aaron's condition is treated swiftly and carefully.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-06-30
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9781509871186

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R 340
This is a story about the cutting-edge medicine that has saved a generation of babies. It's about the love and fear a parent feels for a child they haven't yet met. It's about doctors, mothers, fathers and babies as together they fight for the first breath. The First Breath is the first popular science book about the pioneering fetal and neonatal medicine bringing a new generation into the world - a generation of babies without precedent, who would not have lived if they had been born only a few decades ago. Olivia Gordon explores the female experience of medicine through her own personal story and sensitive, intimate case histories of other mothers' high-risk births. She details the relationship mothers develop with doctors who hold not only life and death in their hands, but also the very possibility of birth. From the dawn of fetal medicine to neonatal surgery and the exploding field of perinatal genetics, The First Breath tells of fear, bravery and love. Olivia Gordon takes the reader behind the closed doors of the fetal and neonatal intensive care units, resuscitation rooms and operating theatres at some of the world's leading children's hospitals, unveiling the untold story of how doctors save the sickest babies.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-06-27
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9780627036972

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R 200
This handbook provides a useful guide for the day-to-day management of people with breast cancer. It covers the journey from diagnosis to post-treatment comprehensive care. It explains when and why different treatment modalities are used, what the complications of both the disease and treatments are and how to manage them.
Although this book has been written for students and health personnel working in a general hospital, it will be useful for those in specialist breast units as well.

Dr Jenny Edge is a surgeon and head of Breast and Endocrine Surgery at the University of Stellenbosch.
Dr Ines Buccimazza is head of the Breast Unit, member of the Multidisciplinary Breast Team and a senior specialist in the Department of Surgery at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-01-01
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9781509899470

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R 190
The multi-million copy bestseller Book of the Year at The National Book Awards 'Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable.' - Stephen Fry Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward. Sunday Times Number One Bestseller for over eight months and winner of a record FOUR National Book Awards: Book of the Year, Non-Fiction Book of the Year, New Writer of the Year and Zoe Ball Book Club Book of the Year. This edition includes extra diary entries and a new afterword by the author.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-04-30
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9780627035951

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R 495
Medical terminology for students of the health professions offers a systematic approach to explaining terminology to entry-level students of the health sciences, including students of medicine, dentistry, nursing, dietetics, occupational therapy, radiography, human movement sciences, speech-language pathology and audiology, and veterinary sciences. The focus of this book is on terms and study texts with clinical relevance that are commonly used in health and veterinary sciences practice, and the textbook includes exercises to further facilitate students' comprehension of medical terminology. This book has six sections. The first contains an introductory chapter, followed by eight vocabulary chapters in section II, and six chapters on systems of the body in section III. A chapter is also included (in section IV) on veterinary science terminology for students of that profession. Section V deals with medical terms in context. Section VI contains lists of eponyms, term parts (with both their English and Afrikaans meanings), abbreviations (used in pharmaceutical prescriptions) as well as a comprehensive word list of medical terms. This book is designed in such a way that students who study this text over a period of 14 weeks will be well equipped to analyse and understand most medical terms. It will enable students to understand and use the highly technical terminology of the health and related sciences with confidence during their studies and professional careers.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-01-01
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9780627032776

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R 615
The principles and practice of nursing and health care addresses the essential educational needs of nursing students and health care professionals within the context of the most recent guidelines set by the South African Nursing Council. It integrates a wide range of perspectives, giving students a sense of their multiple responsibilities within the nursing and health care environment, while at the same time demonstrating and reinforcing the values and ethics that must form the foundation of all their activities. Interactive learning is an essential aid for students, most especially in a book such as this, which provides a comprehensive survey of a very broad range of topics. An abundance of activities, case studies, and questions is therefore provided. The book is further enriched by an accompanying CD containing additional reading material and activities. This textbook is divided into the following five sections: Section 1: Ethos of nursing and professional practice; Section 2: Health care unit management; Section 3: Staff development; Section 4: Overview of the research process; Section 5: Health dynamics The principles and practice of nursing and health care has been carefully designed to meet the academic needs of nursing students and health care professionals. In addition, it will serve as a practical reference and guide in understanding and managing the many issues readers will confront every day while delivering quality care to clients and communities.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-01-01

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