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Prescription for disaster

William A. Silverman

in Where's the Evidence?: Debates in Modern Medicine

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192630889
eISBN:
9780191723568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents a 1988 commentary on the impact of the rapid developments in perinatal medicine on the community. It raises the question of whether affected parents share neonatologists' ... More


The History of the Obesity Epidemic in Denmark

Thorkild I. A. Sørensen, Benjamin Rokholm, and Teresa A. Ajslev

in Insecurity, Inequality, and Obesity in Affluent Societies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264980
eISBN:
9780191754135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264980.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The prevailing interpretation of the global epidemic of obesity is that it is a consequence of changes in societies toward more so-called obesogenic environments, changes which involve the emergence ... More


Plasticity in visual development

Janette Atkinson

in The Developing Visual Brain

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198525998
eISBN:
9780191712395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525998.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines human visual plasticity in relation to enhanced early visual input, early visual deprivation, perinatal brain damage, and congenital brain abnormalities. To answer these ... More


Perinatal and Developmental Determinants of Early Onset of Offending: A Biosocial Approach for Explaining the Two Peaks of Early Antisocial Behavior

Stephen G. Tibbetts

in The Development of Persistent Criminality

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195310313
eISBN:
9780199871384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310313.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses the current state of scientific knowledge on the importance of early onset in the etiology of persistent offending. After reviewing the evidence showing the importance of early ... More


Death before Birth: Fetal Health and Mortality in Historical Perspective

Robert Woods

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199542758
eISBN:
9780191715358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542758.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book is a study of fetal health from the 17th century to the present day principally among European and American populations. It is a contribution to both medical and demographic research using ... More


Definitions, Measurement, Influences

Robert Woods

in Death before Birth: Fetal Health and Mortality in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199542758
eISBN:
9780191715358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542758.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

The definition of live birth is problematic. Clinical, statistical, and cultural conventions compete and are, in any case, fluid. This chapter considers how fetal death has been defined; the terms ... More


Effective HIV Prevention and Treatment for Pregnant Mothers and Their Children

Hoosen M Coovadia and Marie-Louise Newell

in Protecting Childhood in the AIDS Pandemic: Finding Solutions that Work

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199765126
eISBN:
9780199918942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765126.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the unique HIV/AIDS transmission patterns, progression of disease, and treatment constraints in young children that require prevention and treatment options tailored to this ... More


Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology

Germaine M. Buck Louis and Robert W. Platt

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195387902
eISBN:
9780199895328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387902.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

This book provides an overview of reproductive and perinatal epidemiology with the goal of providing the reader with a working knowledge of both the substantive and methodologic issues underlying ... More


Poisson Regression

Steve Selvin

in Epidemiologic Analysis: A Case-Oriented Approach

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195146189
eISBN:
9780199864720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146189.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents a two-part study. The first part describes and compares the incidence of brain cancer in males and females, adjusted for the differences in the age distributions in the ... More


Continuous electronic fetal monitoring during labour

Ian Leck and Stephen B. Thacker

in Antenatal and Neonatal Screening

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192628268
eISBN:
9780191723605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628268.003.0021
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) during labour. EFM during labour involves recording the fetal heart rate by means of an electrode on the fetal scalp or an ultrasound probe on ... More


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