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Breastfeeding

Felicity Savage King, Jennifer N. Nielsen and Pooja Pandey Rana.

in Nutrition for Developing Countries

October 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Dietetics. 11578 words.

This chapter explains the importance of exclusive breastfeeding for the infant’s first 6 months of life. Breast milk contains all the nutrients and water a baby needs in an easily digested...

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Buying food

Ann Burgess and Helena Pachón.

in Nutrition for Developing Countries

October 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Dietetics. 2838 words.

This chapter aims to enable readers to help households to budget, and know which local foods to buy. It does so by presenting a simple methodology to calculate the minimum weekly cost of a...

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Cancer survivorship and work

Philip Wynn and Shirley D’Sa.

in Fitness for Work

January 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupational Medicine; Public Health and Epidemiology; Occupational Therapy; Clinical Oncology. 8690 words.

About 5 per cent of the overall UK cancer burden can be attributed to occupational exposures. However, occupational physicians in clinical practice are most likely to be called upon to...

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Cardiovascular disorders

Anne E. Price and Michael C. Petch.

in Fitness for Work

January 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupational Medicine; Public Health and Epidemiology; Occupational Therapy; Cardiovascular Medicine. 9926 words.

Cardiovascular disorders remain one of the commonest causes of ill health and death but their incidence in Western society has been declining and there have also been significant reductions...

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Dermatological disorders

Ursula T. Ferriday and I. S. Foulds.

in Fitness for Work

January 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupational Medicine; Public Health and Epidemiology; Occupational Therapy; Dermatology. 4534 words.

The skin acts as a protective barrier against a number of hazards within our environment. These hazards can be: chemical, e.g. acids, alkalis, solvents, cutting, or soluble oils; biologicalnull...

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Diabetes mellitus and other endocrine disorders

Eugene R. Waclawski and Geoff Gill.

in Fitness for Work

January 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupational Medicine; Public Health and Epidemiology; Occupational Therapy; Endocrinology and Diabetes. 8210 words.

A few studies of employment and diabetes in the UK indicate some increase in sickness absence. Recent research on the impact of hypoglycaemia at work indicated that severe hypoglycaemia was...

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Diabetes—overview and nutritional management

Chittaranjan Yajnik and Shilpa Joshi.

in Nutrition for Developing Countries

October 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Dietetics. 2591 words.

This chapter gives an overview of type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes and their management. It explains what diabetes and insulin resistance are, the risk factors, and the dangers....

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Disability and equality law

Gillian S. Howard and Tony Williams.

in Fitness for Work

January 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupational Medicine; Public Health and Epidemiology; Occupational Therapy. 15560 words.

The Equality Act 2010 (EqA) (which applies in Great Britain and not in Northern Ireland) replaces the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) and all the other antidiscrimination statutes...

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Epilepsy

Ian Brown and Martin C. Prevett.

in Fitness for Work

January 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupational Medicine; Public Health and Epidemiology; Occupational Therapy; Neurology. 9754 words.

Epilepsy is a common condition that affects large numbers of working people. In about one-third, epilepsy is the only condition, and in others there are additional neurological,...

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Ethics in occupational health

Paul Litchfield.

in Fitness for Work

January 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupational Medicine; Public Health and Epidemiology; Occupational Therapy. 7672 words.

Ethics, or moral philosophy, is an attempt to define principles that govern how people should behave in society. Healthcare is practised within communities and must reflect the cultural and...

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