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Recalibrating Retirement Spending and Saving

John Ameriks and Olivia S. Mitchell (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549108
eISBN:
9780191720734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549108.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

As Baby Boomers are now in their 60s, policymaker and media attention is becoming focused on how this generation will manage during its long period in retirement. This book acknowledges that many, ... More


Oral Care in Advanced Disease

Andrew Davies and Ilora Finlay (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192632432
eISBN:
9780191730375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632432.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Lesions of the oral cavity have an enormous impact on the quality of life of patients with advanced disease. They cause considerable morbidity and diminish a patient's physical and psychological well ... More


Migraine: A Spectrum of Ideas

Merton Sandler and Geralyn M. Collins (eds)

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192618108
eISBN:
9780191724305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192618108.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

Thirty per cent of all women and ten per cent of all men experience migraine. This crippling illness does not kill, but its high morbidity poses a massive economic problem and gives rise to ... More


Introduction

Merton Sandler

in Migraine: A Spectrum of Ideas

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192618108
eISBN:
9780191724305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192618108.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

Migraine is a crippling illness for those who suffer. Despite the ‘background noise’, there has also been considerable and valuable research effort in this field — if one combs the literature hard ... More


Morbidity and mortality

Vernon Reynolds

in The Chimpanzees of the Budongo Forest: Ecology, Behaviour and Conservation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515463
eISBN:
9780191705656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515463.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Studies of intestinal parasites show that the Budongo chimpanzees live with numerous gut nematodes which they tolerate well. Self-medication is achieved by swallowing the leaves of Aneilema ... More


Death and Desire in Hegel, Heidegger and Deleuze

Brent Adkins

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627967
eISBN:
9780748652419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627967.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Despite what its title might suggest, this book is a meditation on life. Using the texts of Hegel, Heidegger, and Deleuze, it argues that philosophy has been dominated by a form of thought which ... More


A Morbid Romantic

John Kekes

in Enjoyment: The Moral Significance of Styles of Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546923
eISBN:
9780191720109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546923.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter reflects on the significance of the life and horrible death of Mishima, the Japanese novelist. His life and death exemplify the miserable, conflicted style of life that results from a ... More


Current Provision of Psychosocial Care Within Palliative Care

Trevor Friedman

in Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199216420
eISBN:
9780191730306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216420.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter examines the provision of psychosocial care in the palliative care setting in Great Britain. It analyses the facts behind the increasing understanding that while a level of psychological ... More


Disease and Death, 1925–69

Shane Doyle

in Before HIV: Sexuality, Fertility and Mortality in East Africa, 1900-1980

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265338
eISBN:
9780191760488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265338.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that while mortality levels fell at different times for different age groups in the three case study areas, what is most surprising about the pattern of morbidity and mortality in ... More


Nutrition *

Jocelyn Kynch

in Economic Development in Palanpur over Five Decades

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288329
eISBN:
9780191596599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288328.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Studies the nutritional status of a sample of agricultural households in Palanpur, particularly children. Morbidity and attitudes to illness are discussed. Anthropometric data on children are ... More


Anthropometric Status: An Incomplete Indicator of Undernutrition

Peter Svedberg

in Poverty and Undernutrition: Theory, Measurement, and Policy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292685
eISBN:
9780191596957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292686.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter addresses conceptual issues related to the use of anthropometric measures as indicators of nutritional status. One problem is that there is no consensus on whether children of different ... More


Well‐Being: From Theory to Measurement

Partha Dasgupta

in An Inquiry into Well-Being and Destitution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288350
eISBN:
9780191596094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288352.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The theory and measurement of well‐being are discussed in six sections: (1) constituents and determinants of well‐being; (2) income; (3–5) health—anthropometric measures, mortality indices, and ... More


Sexual Orientation and Mental Health

Susan D. Cochran and Vickie M. Mays

in Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199765218
eISBN:
9780199979585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765218.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter focuses on four key topics related to sexual orientation and mental health. First, it highlights several methodological issues that are relevant to understanding research on the ... More


Social support and social cohesion

Michael Marmot and Richard G. Wilkinson

in Social Determinants of Health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198565895
eISBN:
9780191723988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565895.003.08
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the impact of social support on health. It shows that social support has a wide spectrum of action on health, from influencing mortality at one end, through physical morbidity ... More


Characteristics of Infectious Disease That Raise Distinctive Challenges for Bioethics

Margaret P. Battin, Leslie P. Francis, Jay A. Jacobson, and Charles B. Smith

in The Patient as Victim and Vector: Ethics and Infectious Disease

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195335842
eISBN:
9780199868926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335842.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the characteristics of infectious disease that raise special medical and social ethical issues, and explores ways of integrating both current bioethics and classical public ... More


Transition, Health Production, and Medical System Effectiveness

Christopher Davis

in The Mortality Crisis in Transitional Economies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198297413
eISBN:
9780191685347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297413.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Before the transition period in the Eastern European countries during the Soviet Union era, healthcare systems within these countries were controlled by the governments of the said countries. ... More


Smallpox in Two Systems of Knowledge

FrÉdÉrique Apffel Marglin

in Dominating Knowledge: Development, Culture, and Resistance

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198286943
eISBN:
9780191684531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286943.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Economic Systems

This chapter explores the themes of freedom and force in the context of one of the great success stories of modernization in India, which is the smallpox vaccination. The findings reveal that ... More


Physical health consequences of child and adolescent obesity

John J. Reilly, Kerry-Anne Houston-Callaghan, Zoe Donaghey, and Shaza Hammed

in Obesity Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199571512
eISBN:
9780191595097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The aims of this chapter are as follows: to summarize evidence on the principal health consequences of child and adolescent obesity, in the short term (for the obese child/adolescent) and in the long ... More


Herman Melville 1819–1891 A Brief Biography

Robert Milder

in A Historical Guide to Herman Melville

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195142822
eISBN:
9780199850297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142822.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

After his death, Herman Melville was remembered as a writer who included much about the South Seas in his writings, and he was also known for integrating a certain degree of romance, truth, ... More


HIV/STI Risk among Latino Migrant Men in New Receiving Communities: A Case Study of Postdisaster New Orleans

Patricia J. Kissinger and Michele G. Shedlin

in HIV Prevention with Latinos: Theory, Research, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199764303
eISBN:
9780199950232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764303.003.0014
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Migration has long been implicated in the spread of HIV/STI by bridging populations with low and high prevalence. The study of STI/HIV risk behaviors among mobile and immigrant groups, particularly ... More


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