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Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies. Search the Bennies catalogue Accessitfor more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.
Health and Disease by Richard Allan
Publication Date: 2007-01-01
Infectious Disease by Healey, Justin
Call Number: NFS 616.90994 INF
Publication Date: 2010
Do Infectious Diseases Pose a Serious Threat? by Viqi Wagner
Publication Date: 2004-06-09
Most of the deadliest known infectious diseases are either spreading or becoming drug resistant, and dozens of previously unknown diseases have emerged since the 1970s. Public- and private-sector experts debate the reasons for, scope of, and best responses to infectious disease threats including SARS, bioterrorism agents, and AIDS.
Bacteria, Fungi, Lichens and Plants by Kerry Swanson
Publication Date: 2012-06-29
In this series of three books, the author escorts the reader on a fascinating and inspiring exploration of areas of the biological world unseen and unknown by most. In each volume, the author presents often complex scientific ideas in a style that is lively and easily understood. Together with stunning 3D images, taken using one of the most modern and powerful scanning electron microscopes available, the books present a unique portrait of the biosphere. What does the inside of a leaf look like and why do leaves have all of those "pipes"? On the outside surfaces of a leaf are stomata, but have you ever wondered what they are for? Where do pollen grains come from and are flowers really just modified leaves? Volume 3examines some of the earliest life-forms, describing the continuing impact these organisms have on planet Earth. Follow the development of fungi from spore germination through to maturity and reproduction, all in brilliant 3D. Microscopic Worldswill appeal to readers of all ages. The author makes no assumptions about what the reader knows about science, but ultimately it will be the images that initiate a desire to know more. KEY FEATURES * Presents often complex scientific ideas in a style that is lively and easily understood * Useful teaching tool for science teachers * Comes with 3D glasses
The Australian Academy of Science is an independent organisation representing Australia's leading scientists. It recognises excellence, advises government and promotes science education and public awareness of science.
While the World Health Organization declared Leprosy eliminated, quarantine zones still exist. So where are these remaining leper colonies?
Many people think that tuberculosis (TB) is a disease of the past - an illness that no longer threatens us today. This CDC video highlights the continuing problem of tuberculosis (TB) in the United States and encourages people to take action by visiting the CDC TB website and getting tested for TB infection if they are at risk.
Whooping cough. It's a bacterial infection that's risen to epidemic levels in some parts of the U.S. In adults, the symptoms can be mild, but if the infection is spread to a baby who hasn't yet received a full course of vaccinations, whooping cough can be very serious. Here's more on how to handle this disease.
Antibiotic resistance is happening now in Australia and around the world. Some bacteria that can cause serious illness are becoming resistant to common antibiotics.
Australian Government Department of Health
The Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA) has agreed that the following list of communicable diseases are to be notified nationally and provided to the Commonwealth’s National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS). CDNA has developed the Surveillance Case Definitions available on this page.
The report profiles our health status and use of health services, and takes an in-depth look at topical health issues, including the contribution of risk factors to disease burden; how the health of the population is linked to the natural environment; and the factors contributing to the increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity in our community.
Find government resources about common diseases and health conditions.
Sydney Morning Herald
These charts give you a pretty good clue of how you'd die if you kicked the bucket tomorrow.
Fungal infections are neglected by social and political communities. However, they affect more than a billion people, resulting in approximately 11·5 million life-threatening infections and more than 1·5 million deaths annually. There have been enormous advances in fungal diagnostics and antifungal drug development over the past 20 years, but most of the world’s population has not yet benefited from these advances.