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the science inside e-book series

Intended to be a bridge between the consumer health brochure and the scientific paper, the booklets in this series focus on the science that is inside of, or behind, the disease — its cause, its possible cure, its treatment, promising research, and so on. These booklets are designed to appeal to people who have not had the opportunity to study the science and to understand why they may have been given some of the advice that they have been given through some of the more consumer-oriented materials. The titles for the series are:

Image: Cover of Asthma and Allergies e-bookThe Science Inside: Asthma and Allergies

This booklet explains what asthma and allergies are, how they are related, who suffers most from them, how they are prevented, and how they are treated. It also discusses the current research being conducted on these conditions, as well as the important role volunteers play in clinical trials.

Image: Cover of Diabetes e-bookThe Science Inside: Diabetes

This booklet summarizes what health professionals know about type 2 diabetes — what it is, who is at risk for it, how it can be prevented, and how it is treated. It describes how researchers study the disease and what individuals can do to help reduce the rising number of diabetes cases now affecting millions of children and adults around the country.

Image: Cover of Fitness and Nutrition e-bookThe Science Inside: Fitness and Nutrition

The fitness and nutrition booklet discusses the importance of good health habits such as eating right and exercising. It summarizes the consequences of poor nutrition and the lack of exercise, including fatigue, decreased immunity, and major illness. The book also discusses what can block good health, such as genetics and inadequate health care, and what people can do to stay healthy.

Image: Cover of Having Healthy Babies e-bookThe Science Inside: Having Healthy Babies

This booklet summarizes what health professionals know about healthy babies and mothers. It shows women how to avoid or reduce the health risks of pregnancy, provides information about the development of healthy infants and toddlers, and outlines the steps of pregnancy from conception to labor and delivery to postnatal care. Having Healthy Babies directs readers to more sources of information and to the latest scientific research.

Image: Cover of High Blood Pressure e-bookThe Science Inside: High Blood Pressure

This booklet explains what health professionals know about high blood pressure or hypertension, one of the leading causes of heart disease and stroke. It shows how to prevent high blood pressure, as well as how to care for yourself if you have been diagnosed with the disease.

Image: Cover of HIV and AIDs e-bookThe Science Inside: HIV and AIDS

This booklet helps to explain what doctors and scientists know about the HIV and AIDS epidemic. It summarizes what HIV and AIDS are and what happens when HIV becomes AIDS, including the health problems that can result. The e-book explains how the diseases are spread, what groups suffer most from them, how they may be prevented, how they are treated, and what the latest research reveals.

The Science Inside: Your Health

This booklet on biomedical research talks about how far health and scientific research has come in the last 150 years, making diseases like malaria and measles much less threatening than they once were. It discusses the role science-based research has played in combatting disease and the challenges society faces in continuing that fight. It also goes into detail about clinical trials and the role volunteers play in them.


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