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A Single Swim
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,670. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disease & health issues
A Single Swim follows Courtney Nash's life and death, taking a close look into an amoebic infection few people know about - until it's too late. Tracing as far back as 1960s, Naegleria fowleri and the resulting infection of this parasite have taken more than a dozen lives, with a fatality rate of nearly 100%. This book tells the stories of those victims, and what can happen after a single swim.
Dealing with Madness: A Brief History of Western Approaches
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
From the time of the ancient Greeks to the twenty-first century, the history of Western approaches towards ‘madness’ is a history of attempting to classify symptoms, name disorders, house the 'mad', care for the distressed, cure mental 'disease', and predict outcomes of ‘illnesses.’ This brief history looks at those approaches and the eras in which they predominated.
Paranoid: My True Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
Have you ever had the whole world unite against you? Have you ever lost every friend you've ever had? Paranoia can take over and control your life. Most people find it hard to believe that some 'thing' can move into a persons life and control it. But it happened to me. Being paranoid is a horrible experience. Paranoia took over my life, lived inside me for six year, and changed my life, forever.
Doctors, Politicians, Bureaucrats, People And Private Practice.
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Price: Free! Words: 15,410. Language: British English. Published: March 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disease & health issues
Wherever there are uneducated politicians and jealous bureaucrats, they share a common jealousy and animosity towards doctors. Bureaucrats retire at an age and politicians stop when party men stop following them. This hatred and jealousy stems from the right of doctors to practice medicine till the end of their days.
The Waves of Life: Going Against the Tide
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,530. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
It may be in her genes, but Alyssa chooses to fight back against a rare disease called Gardner’s Syndrome. She knows what her disease is physically capable of, and what it cannot do. It may take from her body, but it can never harm her mind or heart. Gardner’s Syndrome will never take away her ability to love, overcome, or live life to its fullest. Alyssa has chosen to go against the tide.
ME/CFS - The Unpredictable Journey
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 58,700. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Chronic fatigue syndrome
"The Unpredictable Journey" is a personal success story about having survived the trials and tribulations of the disease known as ME/CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). It is a detailed and informative account of living with and overcoming this debilitating illness. Discover successful coping mechanisms and management strategies to ensure that you can live a full and happy life.
Asylum Bound
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,720. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Biography
Asylum Bound is a wild weird walk through the experiences of a student nurse entering the unknown world of the mental "asylum" of the 1970s. It is a bizarre world, a world of terrible extremes. Within this odd place there are Hogarthian characters of varying chaotic hues, some aggressive, some sad, some disturbed and some institutionalised, both patients and staff. Sadly, it is all true.
Opium in Thailand
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 7,230. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012 by Proglen. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Opium in Thailand traces the history of the trade from its beginnings in the late 17th century and its imposition by the British as a trading item on Siam through to the rise of the famed Golden Triangle and the attempts at suppression from the 1960s onwards.