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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 21 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Divided: Racism, Medicine and Why We Need to Decolonise Healthcare by Dr Annabel Sowemimo
    Divided: Racism, Medicine and Why We Need to Decolonise Healthcare - by Dr Annabel Sowemimo

    £20.00   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781788169202 | ISBN 10: 1788169204

    A vital, eye-opening exploration of race and health.  A FINALIST FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING 2023 A FINANCIAL TIMES BEST SUMMER BOOK 2023  'Prepare to be blown away' CHIKWE IHEKWEAZU, Assistant Director General at WHO& ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sugar Rush: Science, Politics and the Demonisation of Fatness by Karen Throsby
    Sugar Rush: Science, Politics and the Demonisation of Fatness - by Karen Throsby

    £19.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781526151551 | ISBN 10: 1526151553

    In the second decade of the twenty-first century, the crusade against sugar rose to prominence as an urgent societal problem about which something needed to be done. Sugar was transformed into the common enemy in a revived 'war on obesity' levelled a ... more

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  • Cover image of book When This Is Over: Reflections on an Unequal Pandemic by Amy Cortvriend, Lucy Easthope, Jenny Edkins and Kandida Purnell (Editors)
    When This Is Over: Reflections on an Unequal Pandemic - by Amy Cortvriend, Lucy Easthope, Jenny Edkins and Kandida Purnell (Editors)

    £14.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781447368069 | ISBN 10: 1447368061

    The COVID-19 pandemic had a profound and persistent impact – a tragic loss of life, changes to established patterns of life and social inequalities laid bare. It brought out the good in many and the worst in others, and raised questions around what ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Politics of Hunger: Protest, Poverty and Policy in England, c. 1750-c. 1840 by Carl J. Griffin
    The Politics of Hunger: Protest, Poverty and Policy in England, c. 1750-c. 1840 - by Carl J. Griffin

    £25.00   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781526167033 | ISBN 10: 1526167034

    The 1840s witnessed widespread hunger and malnutrition at home and mass starvation in Ireland. And yet the aptly named 'Hungry 40s' came amidst claims that, notwithstanding Malthusian prophecies, absolute biological want had been eliminated in Englan ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Year Like No Other: Life on a Low Income During COVID-19 by Various authors
    A Year Like No Other: Life on a Low Income During COVID-19 - by Various authors

    £14.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781447364696 | ISBN 10: 1447364694

    By Ruth Patrick, Maddy Power, Kayleigh Garthwaite, Jim Kaufman, Geoff Page and Katie Pybus.  Money was already tight for UK families living on a low income before the Covid-19 pandemic, but national lockdowns made life much harder. Telling th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sedated: How Modern Capitalism Created our Mental Health Crisis by James Davies
    Sedated: How Modern Capitalism Created our Mental Health Crisis - by James Davies

    £10.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781786499875 | ISBN 10: 1786499878

    A provocative and shocking look at how western society is misunderstanding and mistreating mental illness. Perfect for fans of Empire of Pain and Dope Sick.  In Britain alone, more than 20% of the adult population take a psychiatric drug in a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Vital Signs: The Deadly Costs of Health Inequality by Lee Humber
    Vital Signs: The Deadly Costs of Health Inequality - by Lee Humber

    £17.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780745338323 | ISBN 10: 0745338321

    As standards of healthcare decline, so do our bodies; we need a radical vision for healthcare.  Nature is no longer the leading cause of death; society is. This makes health care one of the most important political issues today. This book loo ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Happiness Industry: How the Government and Big Business Sold Us Well-Being by William Davies
    The Happiness Industry: How the Government and Big Business Sold Us Well-Being - by William Davies

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784780951 | ISBN 10: 1784780952

    Why are we so interested in measuring happiness?   What was a Buddhist monk doing at the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos lecturing the world’s leaders on mindfulness? Why do many successful corporations have a ‘chief happiness officer ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World by Michael Marmot
    The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World - by Michael Marmot

    £10.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781408857977 | ISBN 10: 1408857979

    In Baltimore's inner-city neighborhood of Upton/Druid Heights, a man's life expectancy is sixty-three; not far away, in the Greater Roland Park/Poplar neighborhood, life expectancy is eighty-three. The same twenty-year avoidable disparity exists in t ... more

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  • Cover image of book NHS for Sale: Myths, Lies and Deception by Jacky Davis, John Lister and David Wrigley
    NHS for Sale: Myths, Lies and Deception - by Jacky Davis, John Lister and David Wrigley

    £10.95   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780850366273 | ISBN 10: 0850366275

    In 2010 David Cameron's coalition government discarded pre-election promises about the NHS. Instead they imposed savage spending cuts and pushed through 'reforms' which put at risk the health and lives of all of us. As a result the NHS is now in cris ... more

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  • Cover image of book NHS SOS: How the NHS Was Betrayed - And How We Can Save It by Jacky Davis and Raymond Tallis (Editors)
    NHS SOS: How the NHS Was Betrayed - And How We Can Save It - by Jacky Davis and Raymond Tallis (Editors)

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781780743288 | ISBN 10: 1780743289

    The Coalition Government passed into law an unprecedented assault on the NHS. Doctors, unions, the media, even politicians who claimed to be stalwart defenders failed to protect it. Now the effect of those devastating reforms are beginning to be felt ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Plot Against the NHS by Colin Leys & Stewart Player
    The Plot Against the NHS - by Colin Leys & Stewart Player

    £12.95   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780850366792 | ISBN 10: 0850366798

    What will Mr Lansley's new health care market mean for patients? Is there really no alternative? Do the coalition government's plans for the NHS really mean a big change of policy? Or do they just bring into the open what New Labour was already doing ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Deadly Ideas of Neoliberalism: How the IMF Has Undermined Public Health & the Fight Against AIDS by Rick Rowden
    The Deadly Ideas of Neoliberalism: How the IMF Has Undermined Public Health & the Fight Against AIDS - by Rick Rowden

    £26.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781848132856 | ISBN 10: 1848132859

    The Deadly Ideas of Neoliberalism explores the history of and current collision between two of the major global phenomena that have characterized the last 30 years: the spread of HIV/AIDS and other diseases of poverty and the ascendancy of neoliberal ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women: Exploding the Estrogen Myth by Barbara Seaman
    The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women: Exploding the Estrogen Myth - by Barbara Seaman

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781583228623 | ISBN 10: 1583228624

    With the ardent tone of a close friend, Barbara Seaman draws on forty years of journalistic research to expose the menopause industry and shows how estrogen therapy often causes more problems including breast cancer, heart attack, and stroke th ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Emperor
    The Emperor's New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth - by Irving Kirsch

    £14.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781847920836 | ISBN 10: 1847920837

    Everyone knows that antidepressant drugs are miracles of modern medicine. Professor Irving Kirsch knew this as well as anyone. But, as he discovered during his research, there is a problem with what everyone knows about antidepressant drugs. It isnt ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Politics of Breastfeeding: When Breasts are Bad for Business by Gabrielle Palmer
    The Politics of Breastfeeding: When Breasts are Bad for Business - by Gabrielle Palmer

    £11.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781905177165 | ISBN 10: 190517716x

    As revealing as Freakonomics, shocking as Fast Food Nation and thought provoking as No Logo, The Politics of Breastfeeding exposes infant feeding as one of the most important public health issues of our time.  Every thirty seconds a baby die ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels and the Business of AIDS by Elizabeth Pisani
    The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels and the Business of AIDS - by Elizabeth Pisani

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781847080769 | ISBN 10: 1847080766

    In The Wisdom of Whores, epidemiologist Elizabeth Pisani brings honesty, wit and startling pragmatism to the tawdry front lines of sex and drugs. She explains how we could shut down HIV in most of the world with a few simple steps, with less money th ... more

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  • Cover image of book The NHS After 60: For Patients or Profits? by John Lister
    The NHS After 60: For Patients or Profits? - by John Lister

    £25.00   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781904750307 | ISBN 10: 1904750303

    Sixty years ago, in 1948, Aneurin Bevans bold nationalisation of private, voluntary and municipal hospitals swept away a failed market system, and created the most popular of all the public services, the NHS. New Labour reforms are reversing this hi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Body Hunters: Testing New Drugs on the World
    The Body Hunters: Testing New Drugs on the World's Poorest Patients - by Sonia Shah

    £14.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781595582140 | ISBN 10: 1595582142

    Hailed by John le Carr as an act of courage on the part of its author and singled out for praise by the leading medical journals in the United States and the United Kingdom, The Body Hunters uncovers the real-life story behind le Carrs acclaimed ... more

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  • Cover image of book NHS plc: The Privatisation of Our Health Care by Allyson Pollock
    NHS plc: The Privatisation of Our Health Care - by Allyson Pollock

    £20.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781844675395 | ISBN 10: 1844675394

    Universal, comprehensive health care, equally available to all and disconnected from income and the ability to pay, was the goal of the founders of the National Health Service. This book, by one of the NHS's most eloquent and passionate defenders, te ... more

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  • Cover image of book Limits to Medicine: Medical Nemesis - The Expropriation of Health by Ivan Illich
    Limits to Medicine: Medical Nemesis - The Expropriation of Health - by Ivan Illich

    £12.95   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9781842300077 | ISBN 10: 1842300075

    'The medical establishment has become a major threat to health' So begins Ivan Illich's spirited and reasoned attack upon the mythic prestige of contemporary medicines, examining the customs and rituals conducted by the medical profession. Relentles ... more

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