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Title Preventing health and environmental risks in Latin America / Ma. Luisa Marván, Esperanza López-Vázquez, editors.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2018.


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Physical description 1 online resource.
Series The Anthropocene : politik--economics--society--science ; volume 23
Anthropocene (Cham, Switzerland) ; v. 23.
Springer Earth and Environmental Science eBooks 2018 English+International
Notes Includes index.
Contents Intro; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Contents; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Introduction to Risk Psychology; Abstract; 1.1 Towards a Psychology of Risks; 1.2 Cognitive Approach; 1.2.1 Judgements and Beliefs; 1.3 Culturalist Approach; 1.4 Media and Its Influence; 1.5 Social Trust; 1.6 Final Considerations; References; Human Behaviour Affecting Health; 2 Stress and Nutrition During Pregnancy: Factors Defining Transgenerational Future Health Within the Family; Abstract; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Stress as a Risk Factor in Pregnancy and Its Impact on the Health of Different Generations
2.3 Nutrient Consumption During High-Risk Pregnancy: The Transgenerational Impact2.4 Conclusions; References; 3 Risk Behaviours for Developing Breast Cancer: A Multi-disciplinary Approach; Abstract; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Eating Habits; 3.3 Sedentary Lifestyle; 3.4 Alcohol Intake; 3.5 Emotional Suppression and Chronic Exposure to Psychological Stress; 3.6 Socio-cultural Barriers to the Opportune Detection of BRCA; 3.7 Conclusions; References; 4 Behaviour Related to Cervical Cancer Risks; Abstract; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Cervical Cancer; 4.3 Obstacles to the Prevention of Cervical Cancer
4.4 Final ConsiderationsReferences; 5 Omega-3: An Intelligent Decision for Brain Nutrition; Abstract; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Omega-3 and Chronic Degenerative Diseases; 5.3 Omega-3 and the Brain; References; 6 Risk Behaviour of Field Workers with Common Infections; Abstract; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Actinomycete Infection; 6.3 Conceptualization of Mycetoma; 6.4 Ecological Understanding of Actinomycetoma; 6.4.1 Agent; 6.4.2 Host; 6.4.3 Environment; 6.5 Complexity of Triadic Balance in the Genesis of Actinomycetoma; 6.6 Interpretation of Actinomycetoma Through the Structural Genetic Model
6.7 EpilogueReferences; 7 Sedentary Behaviour in Adolescents: A Risky Conduct for Health; Abstract; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Lack of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour in Adolescence; 7.3 How Sedentary Behaviour in Adolescents Is Detected; 7.4 Sedentary Behaviour and Health Risk Factors in Adolescents; 7.5 Eating Habits in Adolescence; 7.6 Overweight Status and Obesity in Adolescence; 7.7 Dysfunctional Levels of Lipids and Blood Glucose in Adolescence; 7.8 Empirical Data About Health Risk Factors and Behaviour in Adolescents; 7.9 Healthy Lifestyle in Adolescence; 7.10 Final Reflection
Summary This book addresses environmental and medical issues that could risk our well-being, our health, or even cause death. Some of the issues analysed could have negative consequences not only today but also for future generations if not prevented in time. With regard to health risks, the authors discuss several diseases that could be avoided if people perform (or avoid) certain behaviours and become accustomed to having healthier habits. Concerning environmental hazards, the authors discuss which social groups should be taken into account based on preventive strategies used to avoid a particular disaster. Both sections of the book on health and environmental issues have a subsection with chapters about risks and society. No matter the risk-related discipline the reader is familiar with, when he ends reading the book, it will become clear that risk analysis is the basis for prevention, and that it cannot be addressed from a single discipline nor with a single methodology.
Other author Marván, María Luisa, editor.
López-Vázquez, Esperanza, editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Environmental health -- Latin America.
Ecology -- Health aspects -- Latin America.
Medical care -- Latin America.
Human ecology -- Latin America.
Latin America -- Environmental conditions.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319737997 (electronic bk.)
3319737996 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-73799-7