Advances in Health and Disease. Volume 24

Lowell T. Duncan (Editor)

Series: Advances in Health and Disease
BISAC: HEA000000



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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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This compilation opens with a discussion of tuberculosis, the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent. Widespread occurrence of drug-resistant tuberculosis and multidrug-resistant- tuberculosis poses a serious threat to global control efforts.

The authors review the importance of sleep for healthy functioning, the role sleep plays in eating patterns and diet, and how this may relate to weight gain and obesity.

Diabetic cardiomyopathy, one of the major complications of type 2 diabetes mellitus, is studied. This condition is characterized by structural and functional changes in the myocardium in absence of coronary artery disease, other cardiac pathologies or hypertension.
This compilation goes on to propose that body composition could serve as a pre-screening tool and a safe, injury-free indicator of changes in the physical fitness of police officers.

The closing study assesses whether economic damage from excessive restrictions due to COVID-19 might eventually result in more harm to public health than the virus itself.


Chapter 1. Recent Developments in Rapid Diagnosis and Proper Management of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB)
(Suhail Ahmad, Noura M. Al-Mutairi and Eiman Mokaddas, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait)

Chapter 2. The Relationship between Sleep and Obesity
(Kayla Duncan, Elyxcus J. Anaya, Charissa Dageford, Victoria A. Rukus, Med, Kortney Wooten, Ida Chauvin, PhD, and Walter Buboltz, PhD, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA, US)

Chapter 3. The Mechanisms behind Diabetic Cardiomyopathy and How Exercise Might Interfere
(Maxim Verboven, Hasselt University, Belgium)

Chapter 4. Body Composition of Police Officers: Occupational Health Perspectives, Issues and Solutions
(Filip Kukić, Nenad Koropanovski and Aleksandar Čvorović, Physical Fitness Testing and Research Section, Police Sports Education Centre, Abu Dhabi Police, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and others)

Chapter 5. COVID-19: Economic Damage – Cui Bono?
(Sergei V. Jargin, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Moscow, Russia)


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