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World Health Organization : Year 1996 ; World Health Organization,...

By: Peter Jones

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1. INTRODUCTION The inherited disorders of blood coagulation present providers of health and social care with formidable problems. The disorders are eminently treatable, even in their severest form. Untreated, they result in chronic incapacity and handicap by early adult life, and in premature death. So whilst proper treatment is expensive, inadequate treatment is even more so, both to individuals and their families and to the community.

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Understanding Islam and Its Impact on Latin America

By: Curtis C. Connell

The initial question of this study concerns the debate between those who believe in a general Islamic threat, as defined most eloquently by Samuel P. Huntington in The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, and others who see a small band of religious fanatics who have hijacked Islam from the moderate majority. This question about the source of terrorism has importance to the major Islamic nations as it does for Latin American countries, where Muslims...

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Against the War : A Novel of the Vietnam War Era

By: Roland Menge

AGAINST THE WAR follows the intertwined lives of four friends, rowing team mates, who graduate from college at the height of the Vietnam War and struggle to make decisions about the war and the military draft. Two become involved in the war, one as a combat pilot and one as a medic. The other two of the four friends, in trying to avoid the war, become involved in the “war on poverty,” the anti-war movement, and the counterculture that arises from the anti-war movement....

234. Morris is relocated from Sam Neua to a Lao village From Sam Neua, the group that included prisoner of war James Morris headed southwest, so far as he could determine from occasional glimpses of the sun through the canopy of leaves above the road on which the caravan was traveling. Then the shield of leaves dropped away briefly and Morris saw that the wagon was moving along on a road about 400 feet above a town with narrow streets and Chinese-style pagoda roofs. Som...

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Wommack’s The Art of Parenting : Lessons from Parents & Mentors of...

By: David Wommack

Let's be honest. No other parenting books even try to show you how to make your son or daughter a great American. We do. Thirty-one (31) great men and women from across many professions, genders, politics, religions, and walks of life--the products of extraordinary parenting and mentoring. This book offers the exact techniques, words, phrases, mantras --to propel your offspring to incredible success -- toward rich, vivid lives. They worked for those parents and mentors. ...

Introduction An easier childhood? There is a deep-seated river that contrarily runs through most American parenting. The belief that “my children” should have it easier than we, as parents, had it — when we were growing up. That is the worst mantra of parents! Spoiling your kids is the worst curse you can bestow upon your kids and yourself. It will come back to haunt you. Over and over and over. And then it will be too late. An old adage. Well, maybe we’ve grown...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1973; Volume 48; Volum...

By: Walter E. Howard

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A Working Group on Health Aspects of Wellbeing in Working Places was convened by the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organization, in collaboration with the Government of Czechoslovakia, in Prague from 18 to 20 September 1979. The meeting was attended by 13 temporary advisers from 12 countries of the European Region, a representative of the International Labour Organisation and a staff member of the WHO Regional Office for Europe (see Annex).

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1989; Volume 67, Numbe...

By: H. H. Wassef

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In most countries where nutritional improvements are envisaged, mass catering is singled out for attention. WHO has a140 taken an interest in this subject, and the Organization recently issued two publications dealing particularly with the hygienic and sanitary aspects of catering, which earlier were rightly regarded as priority areas for study (1,2). Today, however, it may be taken for granted that the need for adequate sanitation is fully recognized, at least in so far...

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European Occupational Health Series : Public Health in Europe; Wor...

By: Paul Weiss

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1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Opening session A Working Group on Problems of of School Age I11 (14- 18 years) was held by the WHO Regional Office for Europe, in collaboration with the Netherlands authorities, in Amsterdam from 6 to 10 June 1977. The meeting was attended by 19 temporary advisers from 14 countries in the Region, 3 staff mcmbers of the Regional Office, and t representative from WHO headquarters. Dr P.O. Petersson was elected Chairman, Dr F. Wafelbakker was elected Vi...

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World Health Organization : Year 1993 ; World Health Organization,...

By: Andrew Ball

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INTRODUCTION This report is an attempt to provide an updated description of Merent methods used around the world to treat health problems associated with substance use. Its structure was developed at two consultation meetings held in 1991 (in Moscow, Russia, and in St Petersinsel, Switzerland) organized by the WHO Programme on Substance Abuse and supported financially by UNDCP. All the chapters reflect the points of view of their authors and do not represent official WHO...

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World Health Organization : Year 2003 ; The Special Programme for ...

By: World Health Organization

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1. Executive summary In 1977, the World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Committee on Leprosy estimated the global number of leprosy cases to be over 12 million. In 1981, WHO convened the Study Group on Chemotherapy for Leprosy Control, which recommended combined-drug regimens based on supervised intermittent administration of rifampicin for both multibacillary (MB) and paucibacillary (PB) leprosy. Thanks to the implementation of this multidrug therapy (MDT), substantial...

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World Health Organization : Organisation Mondiale de la Sante ; Se...

By: R. F. Bridgman, Dr.

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It is hard to say exactly what is meant by rural hospital because of the many different forms the institution may take. Looked at from the sociobiological standpoint, the rural hospital is the smallest curative unit serving a rural community, and its structure varies with the basic features of country life. In western countries the rural hospital has retained the impress of a fairly lengthy past when its sole function was to provide hospital care for the sick.

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World Health Organization : Year 1993 ; World Health Organization,...

By: J. M. Bertolote

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ON THE XNUIATIVE WHO'S Initiative of Support to People Disabled by Mental nlness is part of WHO'S work on the prevention and treatment of mental disorders. It is an attempt to speed up the dissemination of information to governments and professionals about good community services for those with chronic mental illness and about new developments in this field. The Initiative aims to help in reducing the disabling effects of chronic mental illness and to highlight social an...

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World Health Organization : Year 1994 ; World Health Organization ...

By: World Health Organization

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INTRODUCTION The objectives nf the programme were presented. These are: a. to undertake studies in patients with nonspecific back pain of undefinable origin. In particular ? these should exclude patients with disorders such as ankylosing spondylitis, osteoporosis, tumours ur acute trauma. b. to develop outcome measures so as to allow comparability between different studies and which may be applied in different countries and cultures. Examples were given of problems with ...

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Results and Recommendations

By: Bradley O. Parks

Excerpt: Foreword: The National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) is being implemented to serve national biodiversity management, research, and education needs. It began in the middle 1990’s as a World Wide Web-based information system developed through partnerships with key organizations. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Center for Biological Informatics (CBI) serves as an infrastructure node and provides leadership for NBII implementation. The NBII seeks to...

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Second Annual National Conference on Science and the Law

By: Sarah V. Hart

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Executive Summary: The Second Annual National Conference on Science and the Law brought together members of the scientific, legal, and academic communities to examine and promote an understanding of science among legal professionals and to promote an understanding of the legal system among scientists. The conference, held October 10?14, 2000, in San Diego, California, was sponsored by the National Institute of Justice, the American Bar Association, the American Academy o...

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European Occupational Health Series : 1994-97; Prevention in Prima...

By: World Health Organization

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INTRODUCTION In collaboration with the Government of Austria, the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organization convened a Conference on the Epidemiology of Road Traffic Accidents in Vienna from 4 to 7 November 1975. The purpose of the Conference was to consider ways in which scientific techniques, including epiderniolou, could be applied to the prevention of deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents. The terms of reference included the identification...

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World Health Organization : Year 1994 ; 56982: Young People’s Heal...

By: S. T. Toloane

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The health of young people is a concern that has gained importance during the last decade in both developed and developing countries. This joint Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, WHO and UNFPA effort highlights the special needs of the youth in relation to their sexuality, reproductive health, and overall development. It proposes strategies to promote healthy behaviour among young people and action among the key players, at both the local and national level. The att...

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World Health Organization : Year 1998 ; World Health Organization,...

By: World Health Organization

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ABSTRACT This document reports the outcomes of a technical consultation on the full range of issues relevant to the postpartum period for the mother and the newborn. The report takes a comprehensive view of maternal and newborn needs at a time which is decisive for the the life and health both of the mother and her newborn. Taking women's own perceptions of their own needs during this period as its point of departure, the text examines the major maternal and neonatal hea...

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Acquaintance Rape of College Students

By: Rana Sampson

Excerpt: The Problem-Oriented Guides for Police summarize knowledge about how police can reduce the harm caused by specific crime and disorder problems. They are guides to prevention and to improving the overall response to incidents, not to investigating offenses or handling specific incidents. The guides are written for police–of whatever rank or assignment–who must address the specific problem the guides cover. The guides will be most useful to officers who...

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