The Most Effective Ways to Defeat Chronic Pain Now!
Following analysis of the causes of chronic pain, including arthritis, fibromyalgia, and neuropathic and cancer-related pain, this volume takes a closer look at the available treatments. It explains how different types of medication work, with an objective look at their benefits and side effects; explores options such as alternative and physical therapies; and outlines how stress affects our perception of pain.
Meet Your Hormones
This wide-ranging introduction to hormones focuses on the ten essential functions, including growth, reproduction, sleep and ageing, in which these complex chemical messengers are involved. The authors explain how recent scientific advances are impacting issues such as infertility, gender reassignment and performance-enhancing drugs and offer practical advice on boosting our hormonal health through diet and lifestyle.
Younger for Longer
How You Can Slow the Ageing Process and Stay Healthy for Life
Bringing together twenty years of knowledge, Dr Duncan Carmichael explains the lifestyle choices that can help slow the negative effects of ageing. With the emphasis on promoting health, rather than treating illness, he shows how factors including diet, stress, exposure to toxins, hormonal support, exercise and medicine can be managed to ward off mental and physical deterioration.
Pain and Prejudice
A Call to Arms for Women and Their Bodies
In 2015 Gabrielle Jackson's account of living with endometriosis inspired a worldwide investigation into the disease by The Guardian. Blending personal memoir and polemic, she confronts the ways in which our culture responds to the pain caused by a variety of medical conditions unique to women, revealing how they are frequently let down by the systems that ostensibly exist to help them.
Say Why to Drugs
Everything you Need to Know About the Drugs We Take and Why We Get High
Dr Suzi Gage investigates the science behind recreational drugs, from coffee and alcohol to cocaine and LSD. She debunks common urban myths and offers clear explanations of how each substance impacts the brain and body, both short and long term.
Essays on Movement Science, Movement Ecology, and the Nature of Movement
Biomechanist Katy Bowman proposes that a movement-filled life is the best way to achieve optimum mental and physical health. She explores the mechanics of inactivity, inviting the reader to consider how technology encourages a sedentary lifestyle and impacts our wellbeing and the natural world.
The Curious Science of Our Bodies
Can the power of thought outwit ageing? What’s it like to be struck by lightning? Could 3D printers make body parts? These are among the intriguing questions discussed in stories that explore the stranger aspects of the human body. These 17 articles were originally published on mosaicscience.com, an online magazine created by Wellcome. Off-mint.
Breakfast with the Centenarians
The Art of Ageing Well
The renowned gerontologist Daniela Mari draws on her extensive experience of elderly care to reveal the art and science behind a healthy, happy old age, explains the concept of 'active ageing', and looks at how our sleeping habits and diet contribute to longevity.
Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer
Why doesn’t the immune system fight cancer the way it does other diseases? Told through the experiences of patients, doctors and immunotherapy researchers, this is the story of the game-changing scientific discoveries that unleash our natural ability to recognize and defeat cancer.
The Complete Idiot's Guide
To Pain Relief
Offering an overview of the conditions that cause pain and providing advice on how to live with, manage and treat it, this guide looks at over-the-counter and prescription medications and considers a range of alternative therapies such as acupuncture and meditation.
The Most Effective Ways to Take Back Your Back
Beth Murinson, the Director of Pain Education at the renowned Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, explains how to diagnose and manage different types of back pain, such as muscle injuries, slipped discs and sciatic nerve compressions. With the aid of detailed illustrations, she outlines the medical, surgical, therapeutic and alternative treatments that are most appropriate for each condition and highlights commonly misdiagnosed issues.
Delicious and Natural Remedies to Boost Your Health
Designed to support the body's digestive, respiratory, nervous and endocrine systems, increase energy levels and create an overall sense of well-being, this collection of recipes, including a Turmeric Tonic and Homemade Probiotic, is inspired by traditional medicines from the East. The volume also includes an ailments guide, an extensive glossary of everyday herbs and spices and a list of kitchen staples to keep in stock.
Advice, Puzzles and Activities to Keep our Brains Active in Later Life
The acclaimed puzzle and brain training expert, author of The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book and the BrainedUp.com website, Dr Gareth Moore has devised activities and puzzles to help ageing brains stay sharp and reduce the memory-related effects of getting older. After a simple introduction to how the brain works and how it changes, there are chapters on keeping your brain fit, and advice and exercises for memory, learning, staying positive and concentration.
A Mood Apart
Depression, Mania and Other Afflictions of the Self
This groundbreaking work on the science of mood disorders by the distinguished psychiatrist Peter Whybrow has now been updated to include the latest research and considers how the culture surrounding mental illness has progressed since the book was first published in 1997.Off-mint.
Flesh and Blood
A History of My Family in Seven Maladies
The actor Stephen McGann tells the story of his family over five generations through the diseases that afflicted them. They range from the famine and smallpox that claimed the lives of infant relatives in the 19th century to the necrosis that almost killed his wife, Heidi Thomas, inspiring her to write the BBC adaptation of Call the Midwife. Combining genealogy and social history, this volume explores the effects of illness on society through the generations.
Can Onions Cure Ear-Ache?
Medical Advice from 1769 by William Buchan, MD
William Buchan’s Domestic Medicine was an 18th-century bestseller, a self-help manual intended for those who could not afford professional medical assistance. It covered everything from hiccups to consumption but, as Robert Winston writes in his foreword, ‘most remedies in Buchan’s time remained distinctly dodgy’. Melanie King introduces a selection from his A–Z of often hair-raising advice.
A Classic Survey on the Use and Abuse of Mind-Altering Plants
Little was known about morphine and its addictive qualities when Louis Lewin published his first study of the drug in 1874, and his continued work in pharmacology and toxicology contributed greatly to the field, culminating in this classic manual, published in 1924. The book sets out detailed information on the properties and effects of all major drugs known at the time, including opium, cannabis, peyote, cocaine, coffee, cocoa and alcohol.