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Catching Breath

Author : Kathryn Lougheed
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Tuberculosis is an ancient disease, but it's not a disease of history. With more than a million victims every year – more than any other disease, including malaria – and antibiotic resistance now found in every country worldwide, tuberculosis is once again proving itself to be one of the smartest killers humanity has ever faced. But it's hardly surprising considering how long it's had to hone its skills. Forty-thousand years ago, our ancestors set off from the cradle of civilisation on their journey towards populating the planet. Tuberculosis hitched a lift and came with us, and it's been there ever since; waiting, watching, and learning. In The Robber of Youth, Kathryn Lougheed, a former TB research scientist, tells the story of how tuberculosis and humanity have grown up together, with each being shaped by the other in more ways than you could imagine. This relationship between man and microbe has spanned many millennia and has left its mark on both species. We can see evidence of its constant shadow in our genes; in the bones of the ancient dead; in art, music and literature. Tuberculosis has shaped societies - and it continues to do so today. The organism responsible for TB, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, has had plenty of time to adapt to its chosen habitat – human lungs – and has learnt through natural selection to be an almost perfect pathogen. Using our own immune cells as a Trojan Horse to aid its spread, it's come up with clever ways to avoid being killed by antibiotics. But patience has been its biggest lesson - the bacterium can enter into a latent state when times are tough, only to come back to life when a host's immune system can no longer put up a fight. Today, more than one million people die of the disease every year and around one-third of the world's population are believed to be infected. That's more than two billion people. Throw in the compounding problems of drug resistance, the HIV epidemic and poverty, and it's clear that tuberculosis remains one of the most serious problems in world medicine. The Robber of Youth follows the history of TB through the ages, from its time as an infection of hunter-gatherers to the first human villages, which set it up with everything it needed to become the monstrous disease it is today, through to the perils of industrialisation and urbanisation. It goes on to look at the latest research in fighting the disease, with stories of modern scientific research, interviews doctors on the frontline treating the disease, and the personal experiences of those affected by TB.

Catching Our Breath

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Catching My Breath

Author : Tim Brookes
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In this engrossing and informative book, National Public Radio commentator Tim Brookes conducts a passionate inquest into the origins and treatment of asthma. His motives are both journalistic -- some 12 million Americans have asthma -- and personal: Brookes himself is asthmatic and nearly died from an attack. Catching My Breath records Brooke's mystifying and sometimes infuriating encounters with doctors, insurance companies, and homeopathic healers. He peers into a living human lung, undergoes homeopathic injections of silver and tobacco leaf in his back and neck, and even sees a psychic to ask otherworldly spirits about the causes of asthma. He surveys the dubious history of treatments (which include the use of decayed flesh and cockroach intestines) and grapples with an insurance company that agrees to cover him only if he doesn't get sick. A thoroughly unconventional exploration of illness from a patient's point of view, Catching My Breath is also the first book to give serious attention to the social roots of asthma, and raises profound questions about our attitudes toward illness in general.

Catching Our Breath

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Catching Your Breath in Grief

Author : Thomas Attig
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Catching Your Breath in Grief ...and grace will lead you home is a one-of-a-kind, heart-to-heart invitation to reflect on essential realities of life, deep human needs in soul and spirit, agonies of loss, and the hope and meaning possible in dark times. Written by Thomas Attig, a leading scholar in the field of death, dying, and bereavement, it is a remarkably accessible, even lyrical, treatment of profound truths from philosophy, depth psychology, and spirituality. Its combination of engaging text and uncannily matched, exquisite photographs is unique. As the author reflects on aspects of a universal story whose themes thread through the world's great spiritual and religious traditions, he invites readers to join in wondering about their own personal losses, loves, and lives. And he guides them in seeking hopeful paths to walk in the next chapters of their own life stories. About the Author: THOMAS ATTIG, PhD, is an applied philosopher and author of "How We Grieve: Relearning the World" (revised edition, 2011) and "The Heart of Grief: Death and the Search for Lasting Love" (2000), both published by Oxford University Press. A Past President of the Association for Death Education and Counseling and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from The International Network on Personal Meaning, Tom Attig now lives in Victoria, British Columbia where he continues writing and teaching on-line. He invites you to visit his web site at www.griefsheart.com. About the Photographer: WILLIAM RATHJE, PhD (1945-2012), was a renowned archaeologist best known for The Garbage Project, using archaeological methods to mine landfills for insight into contemporary culture. His photos appeared in National Geographic, Natural History, and Shambala Sun. He photographed the natural world to provide vivid emotional connections with the assimilation of life's ups and downs. See "Remembering Bill" at www.griefsheart.com.

Englisch deutsches Supplement Lexikon

Author : A. Hoppe
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Book Review of Catching Your Breath in Grief And Grace Will Lead You Home

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Slave catching in the Indian Ocean

Author : Philip Howard Colomb
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Catching Our Breath

Author : Anne Docherty
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An American Dictionary of the English Language

Author : Noah Webster
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A Dictionary of the English Language

Author : Noah Webster
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Allgemeines Englisch Deutsches und Deutsch Englisches W rterbuch

Author : Johann Gottfried Flügel
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The Encyclopedia of pure materia medica v 2 1875

Author : Timothy Field Allen
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A Select Library of the Nicene and Post Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church Saint Augustin Anti Pelagian writings

Author : Philip Schaff
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A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles

Author : Sir James Augustus Henry Murray
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The Cabinet dictionary of the English language

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The Royal Phraseological English French French English Dictionary

Author : John Charles Tarver
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Let Your Spirit Breathe

Author : Timothy E. O'Connell
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We live in a restless world where we often fluctuate between our "busyness" and boredom. Let Your Spirit Breathe offers a safe, refreshing place to recover energy, seek new peace, and form a new attitude of simplicity and hope in how we lead our daily lives.

Clinical Management of Sensorimotor Speech Disorders

Author : Malcolm Ray McNeil
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This is an up-to-date reference for the underlying theory and the basic principles of assessment and treatment. New in this edition is a comprehensive section with in-depth coverage of the diseases, syndromes, and pathologic conditions which are accompanied by sensorimotor speech disorders. It also features a new chapter on neurogenic fluency disorders.

Catching Your Breath

Author : Steve Austin
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What if you could experience a new level of freedom, strength, healing, and energy?Too many people are overwhelmed and holding onto deep suffering, unable to catch their breath in a world that tells them to fake it till they make it. As the pressure of fear, pain, anxiety, and anger build, sooner or later these individuals are going to explode-just like bestselling author and life coach Steve Austin did.That's no way to live.With deep honesty, hilarious true stories, and refreshingly straight talk, Austin shares his personal journey from crippling anxiety and perfectionism to calm amid life's inevitable chaos. He pulls no punches, revealing his darkest moments and the thoughts most people would be too afraid to admit.Yet he offers hope. In these powerful pages, you'll find simple ways to cultivate calm and practice self-care while living courageously and authentically.Discover how to come up for air and breathe again.Get the study guide FREE at catchingyoubreath.com today.