Oxford Index Browse

You are looking at 1-10 of 92 items for:

Paediatrics x Public Health and Epidemiology x clear all

Refine by type

Refine by product

 

Acute Pediatric Poisoning

Jennifer Lowry.

in Textbook of Children's Environmental Health

December 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Paediatrics. 3319 words.

Acute poisoning by toxic chemicals is a serious problem for infants and children worldwide. Although no database captures all poisoning events, and many cases go unrecorded, Poison Control...

Go to Oxford Medicine Online »  abstract

Arsenic

Fen Wu, Parvez Faruque, Joseph H. Graziano and Yu Chen.

in Textbook of Children's Environmental Health

December 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Paediatrics. 4999 words.

Arsenic is a human carcinogen and neurotoxicant. Consumption of arsenic-contaminated groundwater is the main source of human exposure worldwide. Groundwater contamination, most of it from...

Go to Oxford Medicine Online »  abstract

Asthma, Allergy, and the Environment

Horace Nash and Peter D. Sly.

in Textbook of Children's Environmental Health

December 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Paediatrics. 3270 words.

Asthma is a disease in which the normal development of the respiratory and immune systems is altered by interactions between harmful environmental exposures and underlying genetic...

Go to Oxford Medicine Online »  abstract

The Benefits of the Green Environment

William Crain and Ellen F. Crain.

in Textbook of Children's Environmental Health

December 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Paediatrics. 5471 words.

Children today have much less contact with nature and spend substantially more time indoors than children of generations past. Drivers of this trend include suburban sprawl, which...

Go to Oxford Medicine Online »  abstract

Birth Defects and the Environment

Christina Chambers.

in Textbook of Children's Environmental Health

December 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Paediatrics. 3676 words.

A teratogenic exposure is defined as an exposure in prenatal life that interferes with the normal development of an embryo or fetus. Teratogenic exposures increase risk for major anatomic...

Go to Oxford Medicine Online »  abstract

The Changing Global Environment and Children’s Health

Perry E. Sheffield and Kristie L. Ebi.

in Textbook of Children's Environmental Health

December 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Paediatrics. 4740 words.

Children’s health and development are profoundly affected not only by their immediate surroundings but also by the larger global environment. The global environment is undergoing rapid...

Go to Oxford Medicine Online »  abstract

The Chemical Environment and Children’s Health

Philip J. Landrigan and Ruth A. Etzel.

in Textbook of Children's Environmental Health

December 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Paediatrics. 3303 words.

More than 85,000 synthetic chemicals have been developed in the past 50 years. These chemicals are used today in millions of consumer products. They are dispersed widely in the environment....

Go to Oxford Medicine Online »  abstract

Chemical Obesogens and Obesity

Michele La Merrill, Kyla Taylor, Kristina A. Thayer and Linda S. Birnbaum.

in Textbook of Children's Environmental Health

December 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Paediatrics. 5682 words.

Prevalence of obesity is increasing rapidly in children and adolescents worldwide. High-calorie diets, insufficient physical activity, poorly designed built environments, and genetic...

Go to Oxford Medicine Online »  abstract

Child health

Elizabeth Mason, Olivier Fontaine, Bernadette Daelmans, Rajiv Bahl, Cynthia Boschi-Pinto and Jose Martines.

in Oxford Textbook of Public Health

September 2009; p ublished online March 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Paediatrics; Public Health. 14845 words.

This chapter focuses on the health status of children, particularly those less than five years of age—the main health risks faced by this age group and the interventions that promote their...

Go to Oxford Medicine Online »  abstract

Child Health

Edited by Alice A. Kuo, Ryan J. Coller, Sarah Stewart-Brown and Mitch Blair.

October 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Paediatrics. 368 pages.

Child Health: a Population Perspective provides students with a multifaceted overview of the importance of child health as a population health strategy. Child health considers the...

Go to Oxford Medicine Online »  abstract