Death: A Survival Guide [NOOK Book]

Overview

We all have a 100% chance of dying?eventually. But what are the world?s biggest killers? When are you most at risk? And what can you do to postpone the inevitable for as long as possible?

Death: A Survival Guide offers a unique insight into the biggest threats to life and limb in the industrialized world. Sarah Brewer?s comprehensive and thorough survey looks at 100 causes of death from the most common such ...
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Death: A Survival Guide

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Overview

We all have a 100% chance of dying—eventually. But what are the world’s biggest killers? When are you most at risk? And what can you do to postpone the inevitable for as long as possible?

Death: A Survival Guide offers a unique insight into the biggest threats to life and limb in the industrialized world. Sarah Brewer’s comprehensive and thorough survey looks at 100 causes of death from the most common such as heart disease, smoking related deaths and domestic accidents to the unusual and downright bizarre lightning strikes and animal attacks.

This fascinating—and occasionally sideways—look at death and dying will help you understand the most common causes of death and how each one affects the human body. "At a glance" statistics reveal who dies where, when and how often; lists of warning signs, symptoms and risk factors allow you to determine the chances of it happening to you; and finally case studies on prevention, treatment and cures describe the best steps you can take to avoid meeting your maker in this way.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857386113
  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/3/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 678,345
  • File size: 12 MB
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Meet the Author

Dr. Sarah Brewer qualified as a doctor from Cambridge University, specializing in general practice and sexual health. She is the author of over 40 popular self-help books and writes regularly for a variety of newspapers and magazines. Sarah was voted Health Journalist of the Year 2002 and is currently completing a masters degree in nutritional medicine.
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Table of Contents

Introduction. AIDS. Alcohol. Anaemia. Anaphylactic shock. Animal attack. Anthrax. Aortic aneurysm. Asphyxiation. Asthma. Bleeding diseases. Boredom. Botulism. Brain death. Brain tumour. Broken heart syndrome. Cancer. Carbon monoxide poisoning. Chagas' disease. Congenital abnormalities. Constipation. Dangerous sports. Death sentence. Dementia. Depression. Diabetes. Diarrhoeal infections. Diphtheria. Domestic accidents. Drought. Drowning. Electrocution. Epilepsy. Euthanasia. Falls. Famine. Fire and smoke inhalation. Flesh-eating disease and superbugs. Genetic conditions. Gunshot wound. Hanging. Heart attack. Heart failure. Heat stroke. Hepatitis. Homicide. Hypothermia. Iatrogenesis. Influenza. Jugular vein/carotid artery constriction. Kidney failure. Land transport accidents. Leishmaniasis. Leprosy. Leukaemia. Listeriosis. Liver failure. Lymphoma. Mad cow disease. Malaria. Measles. Meningitis. Meteorite strike (and other objects falling from the sky). Neurodegenerative diseases. Obesity. Occupational hazards. Old age. Pancreatitis. Peritonitis. Plague. Plane crash. Plant attack. Pneumonia. Poisoning. Poliomyelitis. Pregnancy and birth. Pulmonary embolism. Rabies. Radiation poisoning. Respiratory failure. Sepsis. Shock. Sleeping sickness. Smoking. Snoring. Stroke. Substance abuse. Sudden arrhythmic death syndrome. Suicide. Surgery and its complications. Syphilis. Tetanus. Thunderbolt and other forces of nature. Tropical viral diseases. Tropical worms. Tuberculosis. Umbrellas. Valvular heart disease. War. Whooping cough. Zzzzzzzzzzzz. Index.

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