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Book Review: Suicide – Global Perspectives from the WHO World Mental Health Surveys

Editors: Matthew K. Nock, Guilherme Borges, and Yutaka Ono Publisher: Cambridge University Press – 391 pages Book Review by: Nano Khilnani Russia ranks No.1 in the world in suicides among males, and No. 31 among females, according a January 2018 report of data compiled by the World Health Organization. There were 48.3 among every 100,000 males and 7.5 among every 100,000 females who committed suicide in Russia. The combined ‘both sexes’ number for Russians was nearly 56 (55.8) but that country ranked No.3 with Guyana and Lesotho topping Russia in the combined ranking of males and females together. Our...

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Book Review: The Parasomnias and Other Sleep-Related Movement Disorders

Editors: Michael J. Thorpy and Guiseppe Plazzi Publisher: Cambridge University Press – 341 pages Book Review by: Sonu Chandiram This is one of very few books on the market dealing with parasomnias, and it fills a long-awaited and sough need. We found only a handful medical books on this subject, on Amazon. Parasomnias are disorders during sleep that cause abnormal or unnatural behaviors, dreams, emotions, and physical movements including those discussed in Section 5. Some movement disorders are restless leg syndrome (RLS) wherein the sleeping person’s leg keeps on shaking; sleep-related leg cramps; sleep starts, which are sudden jerks;...

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Book Review: Ultrasonography in Reproductive Medicine and Infertility

Editor: Botros R.M.B. Rizk, MD Publisher: Cambridge University Press – 321 pages Book Review by: Sonu Chandiram This book is for students and practitioners in gynecology, infertility, radiology, ultrasonography, and urology. It was published nine years ago in 2010, and even by then, the image clarity and quality in ultrasonography had greatly improved compared to what was previously possible many years earlier This is according to Ronald Franks who wrote the Foreword for this book. The multiple uses of this type of imaging was also a factor for choice by practitioners in infertility and reproductive medicine, he writes. He...

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Book Review: Debating Unemployment Policy – Political Communication and the Labor Market in Western Europe

Editors: Laurent Bernhard, Flavia Fossati, Regula Hanggli, and Hanspeter Kriesi Publisher: Cambridge University Press – 340 pages Book Review by: Sonu Chandiram The Great Recession of 2007-2009 that began in the United States eventually spread to many countries of the world, although not all. It first spread to the Eurozone, and affected the countries on that region in varying lengths of time and degrees of severity. A recession has been defined in many ways, but it has generally become accepted that a recession is two consecutive quarters of negative growth of the gross domestic product, or GDP. So we...

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Book Review: Introduction to Econometrics in Finance, 4th edition

Author: Chris Brooks Publisher: Cambridge University Press – 696 pages Book Review by: Sonu Chandiram Now in its newest (fourth) edition released in 2019, this book was first published 17 years ago in 2002, with its second and third editions appearing in 2008 and 2014 respectively. Typically, newer editions of books signify that the book has been received well by readers and users. Most of the time, unless important new research and discoveries warrants a new edition, such events signify commercial success for publishing houses and authors. A quick browsing of the content, organization and layout of material, and...

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