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Alcohol and HealthCheers!?

Alcohol and Health: Cheers!?  

P.K. Newby

in Food and Nutrition: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
08 November 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190846640.003.0019
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How is alcohol handled in the body? Alcohol is among the only drugs consumed regularly in the diet other than caffeine. It is water-soluble and distributed into all tissues and ... More
Allergens and Respiratory Irritants at Home

Allergens and Respiratory Irritants at Home  

Philip J. Landrigan and Mary M. Landrigan

in Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 April 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190662646.003.0006
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Children are more susceptible to air pollutants than adults. Children live closer to the ground, breathe far more air pound per pound of body weight, have lungs that are still developing, ... More
Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic Resistance  

Mary Elizabeth Wilson

in Antibiotics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
22 August 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190663414.003.0005
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What is antibiotic resistance? Antibiotic resistance describes the survival of bacteria when exposed to a concentration of an antibiotic that would normally kill them or stop their ... More
The Basics of Opioids and Opioid Addiction

The Basics of Opioids and Opioid Addiction  

Yngvild Olsen and Joshua M. Sharfstein

in The Opioid Epidemic: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
28 August 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190916039.003.0002
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What are opioids? Opioids are a group of chemical compounds that can reduce pain, cause sensations of pleasure, and induce sleep. To have these and other effects on the human ... More
Beyond the PillAre There Other Options?

Beyond the Pill: Are There Other Options?  

Beth Sundstrom and Cara Delay

in Birth Control: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
24 September 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190069674.003.0005
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Almost 65% of U.S. women of reproductive age currently use a method of contraception, whether it’s “the pill,” patch, injection, vaginal ring, implant, intrauterine device (IUD), and/or ... More
Bioterrorism

Bioterrorism  

Peter C. Doherty

in Pandemics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
31 October 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199898107.003.0011
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Could sophisticated terrorists initiate a pandemic? Yes, that is a legitimate concern. Anything to do with those who are capable of extreme violence justified by delusional ... More
Birth Control Today

Birth Control Today  

Beth Sundstrom and Cara Delay

in Birth Control: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
24 September 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190069674.003.0002
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Birth control? Family planning? Contraception? What is the difference? Talking about family planning, birth control, and contraception can be challenging. Often confusing, ... More
A Brief History of NutritionScientific Discoveries and Applications

A Brief History of Nutrition: Scientific Discoveries and Applications  

P.K. Newby

in Food and Nutrition: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
08 November 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190846640.003.0009
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How do we know what we know about food and health? We eat every day, and we know how food makes us feel. Perhaps because of this, many overlook that nutrition is a discipline ... More
A Brief History of Vaccines

A Brief History of Vaccines  

Kristen A. Feemster

in Vaccines: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 December 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190277901.003.0002
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The conceptual foundations of vaccination were first documented in ancient Greece, where physicians observed that getting infected with a virus could prevent reinfection with that same ... More
The Changing Patterns of Disease in Children

The Changing Patterns of Disease in Children  

Philip J. Landrigan and Mary M. Landrigan

in Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 April 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190662646.003.0001
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How have patterns of disease in children changed over the past century? In 1900, a baby born in the United States could be expected to live to about 45 to 50 years of age. One in ... More
The Chemical Environment

The Chemical Environment  

Philip J. Landrigan and Mary M. Landrigan

in Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 April 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190662646.003.0002
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What are the origins of the chemical manufacturing industry? The chemical manufacturing industry had its origins in Germany and Switzerland in the late 19th and early 20th ... More
Children’s Unique Vulnerability to Toxic Chemicals in the Environment

Children’s Unique Vulnerability to Toxic Chemicals in the Environment  

Philip J. Landrigan and Mary M. Landrigan

in Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 April 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190662646.003.0003
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Are children more vulnerable than adults to toxic chemicals in the environment? Children are far more sensitive to toxic chemicals than adults. This sensitivity reflects the ... More
ConclusionWhat Is the Future of Birth Control?

Conclusion: What Is the Future of Birth Control?  

Beth Sundstrom and Cara Delay

in Birth Control: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
24 September 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190069674.003.0007
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Beyond women? As we have discussed in this book, an analysis of birth control encourages us to privilege the experiences and voices of women. It also, however, suggests that we ... More
Conclusions

Conclusions  

Peter C. Doherty

in Pandemics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
31 October 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199898107.003.0013
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The following summarizes key points and provides short comments on a few issues that come up in any discussion of global infectious disease. Modern air travel links us all in a ... More
Consequences of Antibiotic Resistance

Consequences of Antibiotic Resistance  

Mary Elizabeth Wilson

in Antibiotics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
22 August 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190663414.003.0006
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What are the Most Important Consequences of having Infections Caused by Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria? Several major consequences stand out. Infections caused by ... More
Consequences of UseAdverse Events Associated with Use of Antibiotics in Humans

Consequences of Use: Adverse Events Associated with Use of Antibiotics in Humans  

Mary Elizabeth Wilson

in Antibiotics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
22 August 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190663414.003.0003
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What is the difference between an allergic reaction and an adverse reaction? What are the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction? All allergic reactions to a drug are adverse ... More
Contemporary Food Production, Buzzwords, and Pop NutritionFact or Fiction?

Contemporary Food Production, Buzzwords, and Pop Nutrition: Fact or Fiction?  

P.K. Newby

in Food and Nutrition: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
08 November 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190846640.003.0006
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What are “processed” foods, and how do they fit into a healthy diet? Food processing transforms raw agricultural crops into food products. For many, “processed foods” carries a ... More
Creating a Colorful PlateVegetables and Fruits

Creating a Colorful Plate: Vegetables and Fruits  

P.K. Newby

in Food and Nutrition: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
08 November 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190846640.003.0013
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How do vegetables differ nutritionally? Botanically, vegetables are the edible parts of plants and, thus, technically include fruits (the seed-containing, mature ovary). ... More
Criminal Justice Policy and the Opioid Epidemic

Criminal Justice Policy and the Opioid Epidemic  

Yngvild Olsen and Joshua M. Sharfstein

in The Opioid Epidemic: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
28 August 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190916039.003.0018
Format: 
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What is the war on drugs? The “war on drugs” refers to the primary US approach to addressing drug use since the early 1970s. While its roots can be traced to the anti-drug ... More
Daycare

Daycare  

Philip J. Landrigan and Mary M. Landrigan

in Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 April 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190662646.003.0011
Format: 
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Finding the right caregiver for a child outside of home can be a challenge—financially, logistically, emotionally. An added concern, and surely one on most parents’ minds when touring a ... More

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