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Hypnobirthing - Practical Ways to Make Your Birth Better (Paperback): Siobhan Miller Hypnobirthing - Practical Ways to Make Your Birth Better (Paperback)
Siobhan Miller 1
R381 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R62 (16%) Ships in 9 - 15 working days

THIS BOOK WILL MAKE YOUR BIRTH BETTER. IT IS FOR EVERY WOMAN AND EVERY TYPE OF BIRTH. AS FEATURED ON DRAGONS' DEN. 'Siobhan manages to completely demystify hypnobirthing, making it accessible and relevant to all women and all births. This book will be a complete game changer and I will be recommending it to mums-to-be from now on' Sarah Turner, author of The Unmumsy Mum Expert hypnobirthing teacher and founder of The Positive Birth Company Siobhan Miller has made it her mission to change the way women around the world approach and experience birth. Through her teaching she seeks to educate and empower women - and their birth partners - so that they can enjoy amazing and positive birth experiences, however they choose to bring their babies into the world. In this book, Siobhan debunks common myths about hypnobirthing and explains why she believes it can make every type of birth a better experience - from a water birth at home to an unplanned caesarean in theatre. So, what is hypnobirthing? Essentially, it's a form of antenatal education, an approach to birth that is both evidence-based and logical. Hypnobirthing certainly doesn't involve being hypnotised; instead, it teaches you how your body works on a muscular and hormonal level when in labour and how you can use various relaxation techniques to ensure you are working with your body (rather than against it), making birth more efficient and comfortable. Siobhan's advice and guidance will change your mindset and enable you to navigate your birth with practical tools that ensure you feel calm and in control throughout. By the time you finish this book you'll feel relaxed, capable and genuinely excited about giving birth.

Lady Lushes - Gender, Alcoholism, and Medicine in Modern America (Hardcover): Michelle L McClellan Lady Lushes - Gender, Alcoholism, and Medicine in Modern America (Hardcover)
Michelle L McClellan
R2,912 Discovery Miles 29 120 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

According to the popular press in the mid twentieth century, American women, in a misguided attempt to act like men in work and leisure, were drinking more. "Lady Lushes" were becoming a widespread social phenomenon. From the glamorous hard-drinking flapper of the 1920s to the disgraced and alcoholic wife and mother played by Lee Remick in the 1962 film "Days of Wine and Roses," alcohol consumption by American women has been seen as both a prerogative and as a threat to health, happiness, and the social order. In Lady Lushes, medical historian Michelle L. McClellan traces the story of the female alcoholic from the late-nineteenth through the twentieth century. She draws on a range of sources to demonstrate the persistence of the belief that alcohol use is antithetical to an idealized feminine role, particularly one that glorifies motherhood. Lady Lushes offers a fresh perspective on the importance of gender role ideology in the formation of medical knowledge and authority.

The Postnatal Depletion Cure - A Complete Guide to Rebuilding Your Health and Reclaiming Your Energy for Mothers of Newborns,... The Postnatal Depletion Cure - A Complete Guide to Rebuilding Your Health and Reclaiming Your Energy for Mothers of Newborns, Toddlers and Young Children (Paperback)
Oscar Serrallach 2
R384 R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Save R63 (16%) Ships in 9 - 15 working days

It's all too common to hear new mums talk about 'baby brain' and extreme fatigue. But what if it wasn't the physical toll of giving birth, breastfeeding or chasing a toddler that was sapping your strength? What it if was something deeper? Dr. Oscar Serallach has spent his medical career witnessing women fail hormonally, nutritionally and emotionally to get back on their feet after having a baby. The true cause? A syndrome he calls postnatal depletion. THE POSTNATAL DEPLETION CURE is the first book to name the syndrome and to offer a practical programme to help mothers replenish their bodies after having a baby. The book includes a comprehensive guide to the nutrients women need to enhance organ function and balance hormones, along with advice on how to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine and get necessary rest, despite the demands of motherhood. Filled with prescriptive takeaways and many success stories, THE POSTNATAL DEPLETION CURE will help mothers be the best they can be physically and emotionally.

Eat the Cookie - The Imperfectionist's Guide to Food, Faith, and Fitness (Paperback): Taylor Kiser Eat the Cookie - The Imperfectionist's Guide to Food, Faith, and Fitness (Paperback)
Taylor Kiser
R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Finally--a real-life plan for eating and thinking healthy. Nutrition and fitness coach Taylor Kiser's Eat the Cookie is your invitation to give yourself the grace to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress. From diets to detoxes to fitness plans, there's no shortage when it comes to plans for perfection. But what happens when our quest for health and perfection leads to fear, insecurity, and over-control? Written with her characteristic straight talk and humor, Taylor Kiser draws insights from her own journey to help you find freedom from the impossible quest of perfection. Whether you struggle with body image, eating disorders, unhealthy habits, or the never-ending comparison game, Eat the Cookie provides an easy-to-follow roadmap to spiritual and physical health. Each chapter delivers God's truth to help you redefine your identity in healthy ways, embrace progress over perfection, and use practical tools--such as never-before-published recipes and fitness plans--to love and care for the body God gave you. Taylor understands the pendulum swings we experience with our weight and self-perception. She knows what it's like to let fear of falling short turn into a belief that you're not worthy, and this belief turned into destructive habits that controlled her life for far too long. Now a certified nutrition and fitness coach, Taylor enjoys eating a cookie now and then, even as she enjoys discovering recipes and habits that give her renewed physical energy and health. In Eat the Cookie, you'll learn the secrets of balance that can help us all live health-conscious without being calorie-obsessed.

Allen Carr's Easy Way for Women to Quit Smoking - The Bestselling Quit Smoking Method of All Time (Paperback): Allen Carr Allen Carr's Easy Way for Women to Quit Smoking - The Bestselling Quit Smoking Method of All Time (Paperback)
Allen Carr
R368 R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Save R52 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Traditional Chinese Medicine For Women - Reflections of the Moon on Water (Paperback): Xiaolan Zhao Traditional Chinese Medicine For Women - Reflections of the Moon on Water (Paperback)
Xiaolan Zhao
R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In this inspirational book Xiaolan Zhao, internationally-renowned practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), shows us how making simple changes to our diet and lifestyle we can profoundly improve our health now and into the future. Since establishing her practice in Canada in 1993, Xiaolan Zhao has treated thousands of women suffering from fatigue, PMS, infertility, depression, menopausal symptoms and various gynaecological disorders - health problems that are all too common in the West but less so in China, where TCM has been an integral part of women's lives for thousands of years. As a physician originally trained in Western medicine who later earned a degree in TCM, Xiaolan has seen how effective the Chinese approach is for her patients and here shares its wisdom and practices. Sharing remarkable stories from her own life and the lives of her patients, she shows how we can develop new relationships with our bodies and our emotions and how through preventative self-care we can improve our health, increase vitality and prevent illness.

Exploring the Dirty Side of Women's Health (Paperback, New Ed): Mavis Kirkham Exploring the Dirty Side of Women's Health (Paperback, New Ed)
Mavis Kirkham
R1,228 Discovery Miles 12 280 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Researchers from seven countries bring together key issues in women's health, social anthropology and midwifery, thus creating a wider picture than is usually available to students. Pollution is used as a concept to highlight and help to explain phenomena in women's health which are usually unexamined, but which can be highly disruptive of service provision and personal well being. Such phenomena often concern relationships between key actors, self-image and professional and personal status.
Particular issues will be addressed in depth by well known authors from several countries. For example: the chapters on breast feeding examine issues which form major obstacles to increasing the uptake of breasted but which are not being considered by policy makers. This analysis enables voices to be heard which are important but often ignored. The section on the dai, for instance, addresses birth in India and Pakistan from the viewpoint of those who deliver most babies in those countries, exploring the knowledge and needs which they share with their clients which do not completely fit with efforts to increase modern service provision.
This book addresses things out of place; from bodily leakage to outdated religious practices, from diagnoses that disrupt our self-image to beliefs and practices which undermine health service provision. As such its aim is to use the contradictions in our thinking around pollution and power to stimulate rethinking around women's health.

Sex Matters - How Male-Centric Medicine Endangers Women's Health and What We Can Do about It (Hardcover): Alyson J.... Sex Matters - How Male-Centric Medicine Endangers Women's Health and What We Can Do about It (Hardcover)
Alyson J. McGregor
R629 R539 Discovery Miles 5 390 Save R90 (14%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Pain Gap - How Sexism And Racism In Healthcare Kill Women (Hardcover): Anushay Hossain The Pain Gap - How Sexism And Racism In Healthcare Kill Women (Hardcover)
Anushay Hossain
R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Explore real women’s tales of healthcare trauma and medical misogyny with this meticulously researched, in-depth examination of the women’s health crisis in America—and what we can do about it.

When Anushay Hossain became pregnant in the US, she was so relieved. Growing up in Bangladesh in the 1980s, where the concept of women’s healthcare hardly existed, she understood how lucky she was to access the best in the world. But she couldn’t have been more wrong. Things started to go awry from the minute she stepped in the hospital, and after thirty hours of labor (two of which she spent pushing), Hossain’s epidural slipped. Her pain was so severe that she ran a fever of 104 degrees, and as she shook and trembled uncontrollably, the doctors finally performed an emergency C-section.

Giving birth in the richest country on earth, Hossain never imagined she could die in labor. But she almost did. The experience put her on a journey to explore, understand, and share how women—especially women of color—are dismissed to death by systemic sexism in American healthcare.

Following in the footsteps of feminist manifestos such as The Feminine Mystique and Rage Becomes Her, The Pain Gap is an eye-opening and stirring call to arms that encourages women to flip their “hysteria complex” on its head and use it to revolutionize women’s healthcare. This book tells the story of Hossain’s experiences—from growing up in South Asia surrounded by staggering maternal mortality rates to lobbying for global health legislation on Capitol Hill to nearly becoming a statistic herself. Along the way, she realized that a little fury might be just what the doctor ordered.

Meticulously researched and deeply reported, this book explores real women’s traumatic experiences with America’s healthcare system—and empowers everyone to use their experiences to bring about the healthcare revolution women need.

RU 486 - Misconceptions, Myths & Morals (Paperback): Renate Klein, Janice Raymond, Lynette Dumble RU 486 - Misconceptions, Myths & Morals (Paperback)
Renate Klein, Janice Raymond, Lynette Dumble
R369 R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Save R63 (17%) Ships in 9 - 15 working days

An award-winner when first published, this book has become a classic text for health activists and feminists interested in the complexities of how drugs are developed, marketed and sold to women around the world. In this book the authors review the unusual history of the French abortion pill, RU 486 (mifepristone). They scrutinize the science and politics from inception through to its use on women. Is RU 486 a miracle drug for abortion that is a safe and effective alternative to conventional abortion procedures? Does it privatise and de-medicalise the abortion experience? Is its availability a victory for women? Is RU 486 safe for use in Third World countries and remote rural areas? Who benefits from chemical abortion and how does RU 486 affect existing abortion services? The authors argue that the positive claims made for RU 486 (mifepristone) are filled with myths and misconceptions. RU 486 used on its own is a failed abortifacient and needs the addition of a prostaglandin, a dangerous drug. But the 'success' rates of the drug cocktail RU 486/prostaglandin remain at 92 to 95 per cent compared with 98 to 99 per cent for suction abortions. Suction abortions, which are best done with a local anaesthetic, involve no harmful drugs and are completed in 30 minutes. By contrast, RU 486/PG abortions last for days, sometimes weeks. Heavy bleeding, transfusions, vomiting, severe pain and infection are among the unpredictable adverse effects. Women have died from sepsis and cardiovascular events. RU 486/PG abortion benefits the medical profession, drug companies and government health economies. Through painstaking research and analysis the authors uncover the truth that chemical abortion is ill-conceived and unethical. They caution that low-tech abortion services are under threat as the mainstream hails RU 486 abortion as 'safe and effective' which it is not.

You Can Have a Better Period - A Practical Guide to Calmer and Less Painful Periods (Paperback, 0th New edition): Le'nise... You Can Have a Better Period - A Practical Guide to Calmer and Less Painful Periods (Paperback, 0th New edition)
Le'nise Brothers
R380 R317 Discovery Miles 3 170 Save R63 (17%) Ships in 9 - 15 working days

Do you think it's normal to have painful periods, to feel like your hormones are running the show, to always be an emotional mess as your period approaches? Do you have to plan your life around heavy, painful or irregular periods? You Can Have A Better Period is here to tell you that it doesn't have to be that way! This fully comprehensive guide offers friendly, practical and highly effective advice to improve your menstrual health. It will equip you with the tools you need to tune into your own body and change your cycle for the better. Discover what's normal and what isn't at each stage of the menstrual cycle Learn how your food choices shape your period experience Tailor exercise and lifestyle choices to fit each stage of the cycle Discover answers to key questions: "Are periods supposed to be so painful?" "Why is my period so heavy?" "Why am I so moody right before my period?" "Where has my period gone?" This book will empower you to embrace your feminine rhythm so that you feel in control of - not held captive by - your period and menstrual cycle.

The Confidence Solution - The essential guide to boosting self-esteem, reducing anxiety and feeling confident (Paperback):... The Confidence Solution - The essential guide to boosting self-esteem, reducing anxiety and feeling confident (Paperback)
Chloe Brotheridge
R240 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R50 (21%) Ships in 5 - 7 working days

Become more confident in 2022 with this essential guide from the bestselling author of The Anxiety Solution, renowned hypnotherapist and host of The Calmer You podcast, Chloe Brotheridge 'Rebuild your self-esteem with 2021, with this simple, practical guide to beating anxiety and being brave' GRAZIA 'The only way to improve our confidence - in any area of life - is by pushing through our comfort zone . . . This straightforward guide will show you how' Evening Standard, Books to Read for Better Mental Health It's time to be the most confident version of yourself . . . _______ Confidence is not something we either have or don't have - it can be built, and this straightforward guide will show you how. Renowned clinical hypnotherapist and anxiety expert Chloe Brotheridge has helped hundreds of clients with anxiety and low self-confidence, and in this book will use her own stories, scientific research, and the experiences of other women to show you how to: * Feel more confident * Spend less time worrying and people-pleasing * Build self-belief * Reach your full potential * Assertively set boundaries for a happier, healthier you The Confidence Solution reveals how everyone can follow their path to confidence. 'A straightforward guide . . . she uses her own stories, scientific research and the experiences of other women to show her readers how to feel more confident' Stylist Praise for The Anxiety Solution: 'Remarkable, pioneering, could change your life' Daily Mail *Previously published as Brave New Girl*

Women's Health in Africa - Issues, Challenges and Opportunities (Paperback): Chimaraoke Izugbara, Eleanor Covan, Elizabeth... Women's Health in Africa - Issues, Challenges and Opportunities (Paperback)
Chimaraoke Izugbara, Eleanor Covan, Elizabeth Fugate-Whitlock
R1,131 Discovery Miles 11 310 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This edited book includes new policy-relevant research on women's health issues in Africa. Scholars explore critical topics from different disciplinary traditions using a variety of research methodologies and data sources. The contributors include African scholars with in-depth knowledge of their home contexts, who can furnish nuanced interpretations of local health issues and trends; international researchers who bring vigorous comparative viewpoints; emerging scholars adding to scientific knowledge; and more established researchers with a deep global knowledge of women's health issues. The range of women's health issues is vast, including the HIV epidemic and its impacts; domestic violence; the persistence of homebirths; and abortion. In addition, the book investigates emerging health concerns such as CVDs and cancers. Readers will learn that, while old health issues have persisted and assumed new dimensions, newer concerns have materialized and are now gaining momentum. The inability of health systems to tackle these issues complicates matters in Africa, creating a sense of desperation that can only be successfully confronted through strong political will and strategic planning, grounded in further research. The chapters in this book were originally published in the journal Health Care for Women International.

You Can Do It (Hardcover): Jasinda Wilder You Can Do It (Hardcover)
Jasinda Wilder
R700 Discovery Miles 7 000 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Menopause Thyroid Solution - Overcome Menopause by Solving Your Hidden Thyroid Problems (Paperback): Mary J Shomon The Menopause Thyroid Solution - Overcome Menopause by Solving Your Hidden Thyroid Problems (Paperback)
Mary J Shomon
R363 Discovery Miles 3 630 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In her newest book, Mary Shomon takes readers on a quest to understand the profound influence the thyroid has on a woman's hormonal health in the perimenopause and menopause years, and discusses how undiagnosed thyroid problems may be the real culprit behind what many assume are peri/menopausal symptoms. Many women assume they're suffering from perimenopause or menopause and embark on a wild goose chase of hormone replacement, go soy crazy, start smearing themselves with yam and progesterone creams, or end up taking all sorts of herbs, from black cohosh to chasteberry. But, when the real culprit is a thyroid problem, these approaches simply don't work. And by age 60, it's estimated that as many as half of women have an underactive thyroid. A drop in reproductive hormones frequently triggers a thyroid slowdown - a 'thyropause' - that causes misleading symptoms like fatigue, weight gain, and depression. "The Menopause Thyroid Solution" helps readers: know whether they are at extra risk of developing a thyroid condition; recognize the common - and not so common - symptoms of a thyroid problem; learn how to get thyroid and hormonal imbalance problems properly diagnosed; explore how best to treat a thyroid condition, through traditional and non-traditional means; understand how to balance the thyroid with reproductive/sex hormones and adrenal hormones; find out what and how to eat, what medications to consider, what supplements to take, and the mind-body-approaches to practice, in order to balance your hormones; and, improve the metabolism, for more effective weight management and weight loss.

A New View of Women's Sexual Problems (Paperback): Ellyn Kaschak, Leonore Tiefer A New View of Women's Sexual Problems (Paperback)
Ellyn Kaschak, Leonore Tiefer
R814 Discovery Miles 8 140 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Take a new look at women's sexuality!This fascinating book looks at the wide-ranging therapeutic, social, and political implications of the new paradigm of women's sexuality. International in scope and multidisciplinary in approach, A New View of Women's Sexual Problems examines the theoretical and practical effects of the landmark document produced by the Working Group on a New View of Women's Sexuality. The book brings together gender theory, psychology, social science, and medicine in a powerful cultural critique of the reigning medical approach to women's sexual health. International experts from India, Costa Rica, Israel, the US, and many other cultures place this revolutionary idea in cultural and political context, as well as extrapolating fresh new treatment options for dealing with women's sexual problems.A New View of Women's Sexual Problems analyzes the new paradigm's implications in many fields, including: family medicine couples counseling for straight and lesbian partners STD prevention and sexual health issues sex therapy sex education feminist theory developmental psychology

You Have the Right to Remain Fat (Paperback): Virgie Tovar You Have the Right to Remain Fat (Paperback)
Virgie Tovar
R321 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R57 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Growing up as a fat girl, Virgie Tovar believed that her body was something to be fixed. But after two decades of dieting and constant guilt, she was over it―and gave herself the freedom to trust her own body again. Ever since, she’s been helping others to do the same. Tovar is hungry for a world where bodies are valued equally, food is free from moral judgment, and you can jiggle through life with respect. In concise and candid language, she delves into unlearning fatphobia, dismantling sexist notions of fashion, and how to reject diet culture’s greatest lie: that fat people need to wait before beginning their best lives.

Miscarriage - Women's Experiences and Needs (Paperback, Revised Ed): Christine Moulder Miscarriage - Women's Experiences and Needs (Paperback, Revised Ed)
Christine Moulder
R813 Discovery Miles 8 130 Ships in 12 - 17 working days


Approximately one in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage but for each woman the experience is unique. This sympathetic and helpful book explores the many different ways in which women physically experience miscarriage and emotionally react to it. Drawing on the experiences of over 350 women, it will help every woman who has miscarried make sense of her loss and find her own way of coping with the confusion that frequently follows.
Many aspects of miscarriage are covered including difficult issues that are often avoided:
a. the nature of the loss: tissue, embryo, foetus or baby? b. guilt about an earlier abortion c. explaining miscarriage to other children d. the effect of miscarriage on a relationship e. returning to work after miscarriage f. coping with repeated miscarriages.
Miscarriage also provides a unique set of guidelines to good practice for professionals based on what women say they find helpful. Professionals who want to evaluate their own practice or develop the service they offer will find this an invaluable book.

Breasts: The Owner's Manual - Every Woman's Guide to Reducing Cancer Risk, Making Treatment Choices, and Optimizing... Breasts: The Owner's Manual - Every Woman's Guide to Reducing Cancer Risk, Making Treatment Choices, and Optimizing Outcomes (Paperback)
Kristi Funk; Foreword by Sheryl Crow
R432 R368 Discovery Miles 3 680 Save R64 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A national bestseller! Breast cancer surgeon Dr. Kristi Funk offers a comprehensive and encouraging approach to breast care and breast cancer. Empower yourself with facts and strategies to understand your breasts, reduce your cancer risk, and open your eyes to interventions and treatments. Most women don't want to hear about breast cancer unless they have it and need to make some decisions, but these days news about breast cancer-the number one killer of women ages twenty to fifty-nine-is everywhere. Chances are you know someone who has had it. But did you know that choices you make every day bring you closer to breast cancer-or move you farther away? That there are ways to reduce your risk factors? And that many of the things you've heard regarding the causes of breast cancer are flat-out false? Based on Dr. Kristi Funk's experience as a board-certified breast cancer surgeon, she knows for a fact that women have the power to reduce breast cancer risk in dramatic ways. Many women believe that family history and genetics determine who gets breast cancer, but that's not true for most people. In fact, 87 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer do not have a single first-degree relative with breast cancer. This book will help you: Learn the breast-health basics that every woman should know Reduce your cancer risk and recurrence risk based on food choices and healthy lifestyle changes backed by rigorous scientific research Understand the controllable and uncontrollable risk factors for breast cancer Outline your medical choices if you're at elevated risk for or are already navigating life with breast cancer There have been few solid guidelines on how to improve your breast health, lower your risk of getting cancer, and make informed medical choices after treatment-until now. With her book available in 10 languages and in more than 30 countries, Dr. Funk is passionate about her mission of educating as many women as possible about what they can do to stop breast cancer before it starts. Praise for Breasts: The Owner's Manual: "Dr. Funk writes Breasts: The Owner's Manual just like she talks: with conviction, passion, and a laser focus on you."-Dr. Mehmet Oz, Host of The Dr. Oz Show "Breasts: The Owner's Manual will become an indispensable and valued guide for women looking to optimize health and minimize breast illness."-Debu Tripathy, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Breast Medical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center "Breasts: The Owner's Manual not only provides a clear path to breast health, but a road that leads straight to your healthiest self. As someone who has faced breast cancer, I suggest you follow it."-Robin Roberts, Co-anchor, Good Morning America

Women, Oppression and Social Work - Issues in Anti-Discriminatory Practice (Hardcover): Lesley Day, Mary Langan Women, Oppression and Social Work - Issues in Anti-Discriminatory Practice (Hardcover)
Lesley Day, Mary Langan
R2,971 Discovery Miles 29 710 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Your Health at Work - An Indispensable Guide to Physical and Mental Wellbeing (Paperback): Trades Union Congress (TUC), Becky... Your Health at Work - An Indispensable Guide to Physical and Mental Wellbeing (Paperback)
Trades Union Congress (TUC), Becky Allen, Howard Fidderman 1
R433 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R81 (19%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Your Health at Work is your fully researched and up-to-date guide to the most common health risks at work in the UK and how you can tackle them. The TUC expertly explains your legal rights, how to avoid injury and illness and what support is available to you.

Covering the full range of industries, Your Health at Work provides guidance for everyone. Both physical health (e.g. aches and strains, hazardous substances, accidents) and mental health (anxiety, depression, bullying) are comprehensively discussed to provide you with reliable help and advice on the full range of potential health problems at work. The stories of real workers who have encountered health issues at work are included to make sure that this book is fully representative of real life and gives practical, and sometimes inspirational, insights to support you and your health every day at work.

You Can't Judge a Body by Its Cover - 17 Women's Stories of Hunger, Body Shame, and Redemption (Paperback): David... You Can't Judge a Body by Its Cover - 17 Women's Stories of Hunger, Body Shame, and Redemption (Paperback)
David Bedrick
R443 R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Save R68 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
BioMedWomen - Proceedings of the International Conference on Clinical and BioEngineering for Women's Health (Porto,... BioMedWomen - Proceedings of the International Conference on Clinical and BioEngineering for Women's Health (Porto, Portugal, 20-23 June, 2015) (Hardcover)
Renato Natal Jorge, Teresa Mascarenhas, Jose Alberto Duarte, Isabel Ramos, Maria Emilia Costa, …
R2,858 Discovery Miles 28 580 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

BioMedWomen 2015 - Clinical and BioEngineering for Womens Health contains all author contributions presented at BioMedWomen 2015 (Porto, Portugal, 20-23 June 2015). International contributions from countries worldwide provided comprehensive coverage of the current state-of-the-art on different topics: * Aging * Physical Activity and Sports * Physiotherapy * Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery * Urogynecology * Imaging * Biomechanics * Nutrition * Health Psychology * Assisted diagnosis and Treatment * Tissue Engineering * Medical Devices * Prosthesis * Dental care and Orthodontics BioMedWomen 2015 - Clinical and BioEngineering for Womens Health will be of interest to academics and to others interested and involved in clinical and engineering subjects related to womens health.

Black Women's Health - A Special Double Issue of women's Health: Research on Gender, Behavior, and Policy... Black Women's Health - A Special Double Issue of women's Health: Research on Gender, Behavior, and Policy (Paperback)
Hope Landrine, Elizabeth A Klonoff
R1,122 Discovery Miles 11 220 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In this special issue, top researchers from a diversity of disciplines provide an overview of and insights into the major social, cultural, and structural variables that play a role in Black women's poor health, and differential morbidity and mortality. The articles focus on the major threats to Black women's health such as diabetes, obesity, cancer, violence, and AIDS, and utilize a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods from medicine, psychology, sociology, and feminist analysis. Among the articles are: * An examination of the role of Black women's cultural and ethnomedical beliefs in their use of cancer screening by Laurie Hoffman-Goetz and Sherry Mills of the National Cancer Institute; * An empirical analysis of Black women's utilization of health services entailing more than 18,000 women by Lonnie Snowden and his colleagues at the University of California-Berkeley Center for Mental Health Services Research; * A comprehensive review and empirical analysis of the role of violence in Black women's health by Nancy Felipe Russo (Arizona State University), Mary Koss (University of Arizona), and Gwen Keita (APA Office on Women); * An empirical investigation of the role of social and contextual variables in HIV risk among low-income Black women by Kathleen Sikkema, Timothy Heckman, and Jeffrey Kelly of the Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Medical College of Wisconsin. Other articles include comprehensive and critical analyses and reviews of diabetes, breast cancer risk perceptions, and obesity among Black women, as well as analyses of Black women's exclusion from research in medicine, women's health, health psychology, and behavioral medicine. The first issue of any psychology journal to be devoted to the health of Black women, this special issue is a step in the direction of redressing the long-overdue neglect of Black women's health. It provides a cogent overview of the state of Black women's health, numerous empirical investigations, and clear suggestions for future research.

Menopause - No Need to Panic (Paperback): Odile Bagot Menopause - No Need to Panic (Paperback)
Odile Bagot
R376 R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Save R63 (17%) Ships in 9 - 15 working days

Every woman wonders what will happen to her body when her periods end and she begins to experience the swings in hormones, the loss of both muscle and bone mass and, of course, the inevitable hot flushes. Menopause, a necessary part of a woman's life, is a much less daunting experience than it was in the past. Today, it is possible to combat the physical and hormonal inconveniences through both conventional and alternative medicine. In Menopause: No Need to Panic, author Dr. Odile Bagot, a gynecologist in her 60s, gives women all the information they need to calmly and successfully get through this complicated period in their lives. She explains with equal parts kindness, humour and medical authority the changes that are taking place and what can be done to regain control of your health, your energy and your good mood. Contents include: Menopause, What Is It?: Age, diagnosis, symptoms; Perimenopause: Lack of oestrogen and progesterone; Hormonal ups and downs; Contraception and fertility; Menopause: Hot flushes; Hormone and non-hormonal treatments; Sleep and mood disorders; Love and sex: Sexual desire and pleasure; Male sexual desire after 50; Bodily Changes: Body shape and weight; Bones and joints; Heart and skin; Hormonal treatment: Current controversies; Practical remedies; 10 commandments for postmenopausal women.

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