Screening for good health : the Australian guide to health screening and immunisation / Martin Bray, Kerry Kirke, Nicola Spurrier ; with Richard Wilson and Chris Holmwood.

The definitive book on preventative health options available within Australia, this guide explains how screening works in Australia and outlines the tests that are available to everyone. Extensively referred by experts in the field, and contains up-to- the-minute research.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Bray, Martin (Author), Kirke, Kerry (Author), Spurrier, Nicola (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Carlton, Victoria : Melbourne University Press, 2009.
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Table of Contents:
  • Intro; Title; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Emergency First Aid: Resuscitation, Heart Attack, Allergic Reaction, Stroke, Snake and Spider Bites; Part 1 Screening and Prevention; Why Screen? When Is Screening Good Practice?; Costs versus Benefits; Defining Normal and Abnormal; Family History; Genetic Inheritance; Genetic Testing; Screening and the Law; The Delivery and Affordability of Disease Prevention Services in Australia; Minimising Out-of-Pocket Costs; Your Immune System; How Does Vaccination Work? Why Do Some People Avoid It?
  • The Prevalence of Vaccine Preventable Diseases in AustraliaThe Australian Vaccination Program; Cancers-An Overview; Australian Cancer Statistics; Part 2 Life Stages; Age Group Recommendations for Health Screening and Immunisation; Pregnancy; Early Childhood; Young Adult; Middle Life; Older Age; Record Keeping; Part 3 Alphabetical Listing; Alzheimer's Disease; Antenatal and Postnatal Depression; (Abdominal) Aortic Aneurysm; Australian Bat Lyssavirus Infection; Bird Flu (Avian Influenza); Bowel Cancer; Breast Cancer; Cardiovascular (Heart) Disease; Cervical Cancer; Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • ChlamydiaCholesterol; Dental Health; Diabetes; Diphtheria; Foetal Abnormality; Glaucoma Vision Loss; Growth-Children; Haemochromatosis (Iron Storage Disease); Helicobacter Pylori and Stomach Cancer; Hepatitis A; Hepatitis B; Hepatitis B Screening; Hepatitis C Virus (HCV); Hib; HIV; Hypertension (elevated blood pressure); Influenza; Kidney Disease; Lung Cancer; Macular Degeneration (Vision Loss); Measles; Meningococcal Disease; Mesothelioma; Mumps; Newborn Babies-Deafness; The Newborn Physical Examination; The Newborn Screening Test; Osteoporosis; Ovarian Cancer; Parkinson's Disease
  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough)Pneumococcal Disease; Poliomyelitis; Preschool Children: Development, Vision and Hearing; Prostate Cancer; Q Fever; Rhesus Negative Blood Group Screening; Rotavirus; Rubella; Rubella Immunity Screening; Sex Hormone Levels; Skin Cancer; Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Adults; Syphilis Screening; Testicular Cancer; Tetanus; Tuberculosis; Vitamin D Deficiency; Part 4 Travel; Travel Preparation; Traveller Risk Reduction Practices; The Complete Travel Health Checklist; Malaria Travel Medication; Cholera Travel Vaccination; Hepatitis A Travel Vaccination
  • Japanese Encephalitis Travel VaccinationPlague Travel Vaccination; Rabies Travel Vaccination; Tick-Borne Encephalitis Travel Vaccination; Meningococcal Disease Travel Vaccination; Tuberculosis Travel Vaccination; Typhoid Travel Vaccination; Yellow Fever Travel Vaccination; Index; copyright