Health Education

Nutrition for brain health and cognitive performance

Nutrition for brain health and cognitive performance

by Talitha Best; Louise Dye

callnumbericon QP 376 N89 2015       ED-61659

Language: English  

Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2015]

Summary:     Public awareness of the role diet plays in brain function has been steadily increasing. This has led to significant development of new products, dietary supplements, functional foods, nutraceuticals and public health recommendations for maintaining brain function. Nutrition for Brain Health and Cognitive Performance presents a detailed and innovative scientific summary of nutrition-cognition research to provide valuable information regarding nutrition and lifestyle choices for cognitive health. Internationally recognised scholars along with the next generation of researchers have contributed chapters that present a valuable resource for health professionals, teachers, researchers and the general public. The book critically reviews the evidence surrounding the impact of dietary patterns and nutrition on brain function and cognitive performance. It covers diverse topics such as: * Innovative new technologies that assess brain function * Tools for measuring mood and its relation to nutrition * How a diet rich in fruits and vegetables coupled with low consumption of meats can prevent cognitive decline in ageing adults * Effects of glucose, omega 3s, vitamins and minerals, nutraceuticals and flavonoids on cognitive performance * Cognitive benefits of herbal extracts such as ginseng, ginkgo biloba and green tea * Use of technology such as neuroimaging and noninvasive brain stimulation (NBS) to capture nutrition effects on cognition and brain function Presenting state-of-the-art scientific evidence, challenges, and potential applications within this exciting field, the book promotes and extends the research, teaches the process of research in this area, and promotes a collaborative understanding of the field between industry and academia. It gives you a balance of rigorous scientific information and analysis on the impact of dietary patterns, nutritional components and research processes to support brain health and performance claims and knowledge.

Participatory qualitative research methodologies in health

Participatory qualitative research methodologies in health

by Gina Higginbottom; Pranee Liamputtong

 callnumbericon RA 440.85 P37 2015     ED-61808

Language: English  

Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, [2015]

Summary:     This guide to the essentials of doing participatory methods in a broad range of health contexts covers all of the stages of the research process, from research design right through to dissemination. With chapters from international contributors, each with many years' experience using participatory qualitative approaches, it provides guidance on. - Ethical issues in Participatory Research - Designing and conduction Participatory Research projects - Data management and analysis - Researching with different populations - New technologies Packed full of up to date and engaging case studies, Participatory Qualitative Research Methodologies in Health offers a wide range of perspectives and voices on the practicalities and theoretical issues involved in conducting participatory research today. It is the ideal resource for students and researchers embarking upon a participatory research project.

Promoting health preventing disease the economic case

Promoting health, preventing disease : the economic case

by David McDaid; F. Sassi; Sherry Merkur

callnumbericon RA 427.8 P75 2015       ED-61501

Language: English  

Publisher: Maidenhead, Berkshire, England : McGraw-Hill Education/Open University Press, 2015

Summary:     A growing body of evidence from economic studies shows areas where appropriate policies can generate health and other benefits at an affordable cost, sometimes reducing health expenditure and helping to redress health inequalities at the same time. The evidence is especially strong for policies to curb tobacco smoking and harmful alcohol use, while gaps still exist in the evidence base on tackling unhealthy diets and lack of physical activity, as well as environmental exposures and road accidents. The book underscores the importance of taking a whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach in addressing the rising tide of non-communicable diseases.

Selves symbols and sexualities an interactionist anthology

Selves, symbols, and sexualities : an interactionist anthology

by Thomas S. Weinberg; Staci Newmahr

callnumbericon HQ 21 S43 2015       ED-61830

Language: English  

Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, [2015]

Summary:     Offering an anthology of original articles on sexuality from a sociological perspective, Selves, Symbols, and Sexualities: An Interactionist Anthology focuses on the diverse and multi-layered meanings of sexuality, sexual behaviors and sexual identities. Thomas S. Weinberg and Staci Newmahr bring you essays that explore sexuality as a social process. As a whole, the book takes the perspective that what each of us understands to be sexual is constructed through everyday social processes and interaction, situated in particular spaces and moments, identified through our social-sexual presentations, and symbolized through language, objects and practices. The book is organized around these four distinct but interrelated processes, and augmented by personal narratives around relevant issues. The authors' goals for the book are to engage students in the sociological enterprise by providing interesting and insightful entries that emphasize the importance of meaning-making in human sexuality, and to provide them with conceptual tools to understand human sexuality in a complex and quickly changing sexual landscape.

The sexuality of history modernity and the Sapphic 1565 1830

The sexuality of history : modernity and the Sapphic, 1565-1830

by Susan Sniader Lanser

callnumbericon PN 56 L45 L36 2014       ED-61831

Language: English  

Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2014]

Summary:     The period of reform, revolution, and reaction that characterized seventeenth - and eighteenth-century Europe also witnessed an intensified interest in lesbians. In scientific treatises and orientalist travelogues, in French court gossip and Dutch court records, in passionate verse, in the rising novel, and in cross-dressed flirtations on the English and Spanish stage, poets, playwrights, philosophers, and pundits were placing sapphic relations before the public eye. In The Sexuality of History, Susan S. Lanser demonstrates how intimacies between women became harbingers of the modern, bringing the sapphic into the mainstream of some of the most significant events in Western Europe. Ideas about female same-sex relations became a focal point for intellectual and cultural contests between authority and liberty, power and difference, desire and duty, mobility and change, and order and governance. Lanser explores the ways in which a historically specific interest in lesbians intersected with, and stimulated, systemic concerns that would seem to have little to do with sexuality. Departing from the prevailing trend of queer reading, whereby scholars ferret out hidden content in "closeted" texts, Lanser situates overtly erotic representations within wider spheres of interest. The Sexuality of History shows that just as we can understand sexuality by studying the past, so too can we understand the past by studying sexuality.

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