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Whether you're a medical student or just curious about how the body works, you'll find the perfect medical book for you at The Works. Our range includes everything from books on the anatomy, medicine books and mental health. Just use the filters below to find the perfect book on medicine.

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Obesity is now our biggest health threat and is ruining people's lives. Diets work for a while, but then fail. Why? In The Diet Whisperer, Dr Paul Barrington Chell and Dr Monique Hope-Ross explain in simple terms why we are now struggling with our weight. And the answers are very surprising. They tell us why calorie counting is flawed, and why exercise is not the answer. In this remarkable book on wellness, the two doctors tell us exactly how to lose weight, lose it quickly, and lose it forever. There are easy to follow plans, for fat adapting our bodies and controlling our fat storage hormones. They teach us how to combine these with safe intermittent fasting, to control our weight forever. As a new diet-whisperer, you will have the skills to make your loved ones healthier too. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781399701853 • Author: Paul Barrington Chell, Monique Hope-Ross • Publisher: Yellow Kite • Format: Paperback • Pages: 304 • Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.4 x 2.8 cm

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It's estimated that one in almost a hundred people are diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum but there is far more hope for them today than ever before thanks to groundbreaking new research. In this fascinating and highly readable book, Temple Grandin offers her own experience as an autistic person alongside remarkable new discoveries about the autistic brain, as well as genetic research. She also highlights long-ignored sensory problems as well as the need to treat autism symptom by symptom, rather than with an umbrella diagnosis. Most exciting of all, she argues that raising and educating children on the autistic spectrum needs to be less about focusing on their weaknesses, and more about fostering their unique contributions. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781846044496 • Author: Temple Grandin • Publisher: Rider • Format: Paperback • Pages: 256 • Dimensions: 21.6 x 13.5 x 1.9cm

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It can be tough watching someone you love struggling with depression, with no idea how best to help. Depression can be mild, or so all-consuming that the person you love is hardly recognisable. It can come in bouts, or span a significant period of time, which can take its toll on those closest to the sufferer. In this accessible guide, clinical psychologist Dr Emma Cotterill gives you a clear understanding of the nature of depression, likely causes and practical ways you can help someone experiencing depression – however severe. She draws on the experiences of both sufferers and their supporters to help you feel a little less alone in this difficult time. She also shows you the importance of looking after yourself, and how to seek outside help. Throughout the book you will develop your own 'supporter's toolkit' of knowledge, understanding, skills, strategies, self-care and resources that will help you support your loved one as best you can, whilst maintaining your own self care and boundaries. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781789562637 • Author: Dr Emma Cotterill • Publisher: Welbeck Balance • Format: Paperback • Pages: 192 • Dimensions: 19.05 x 13.34 x 1.91cm

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What does it mean to feel truly alive? Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again. A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781782116820 • Author: Matt Haig • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd • Format: Paperback • Pages: 272 • Dimensions: 17.81 x 12.9 x 1.73 cm

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The astonishing international bestseller that chronicles how a brain scientist's own stroke led to enlightenment. On the morning of the 10th December 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven-year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive stroke when a blood vessel exploded in the left side of her brain. A neuroanatomist by profession, she observed her own mind completely deteriorate to the point that she lost the ability to walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life, all within the space of four hours. As the damaged left side of her brain - the rational, logical, detail and time-oriented side - swung in an out of function, Taylor alternated between two distinct and opposite realities: the euphoric Nirvana of the intuitive and emotional right brain, in which she felt a sense of complete well-being and peace; and the logical left brain, that realized Jill was having a stroke and enabled her to seek help before she was lost completely. In My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey, Taylor brings to light a new perspective on the brain and its capacity for recovery that she gained through the intimate experience of awakening her own injured mind. The journey to recovery took eight years for Jill to feel completely healed. Using her knowledge of how the brain works, her respect for the cells composing her human form, and an amazing mother, Taylor completely repaired her mind and recalibrated her understanding of the world according to the insight gained from her right brain that December morning. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780340980507 • Author: Jill Bolte Taylor • Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks • Format: Paperback • Pages: 183 • Dimensions: 19.5 x 13 x 1.1 cm

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What can a diseased brain tell us about being human, living our own lives better and helping those with dementia get the best from theirs? When Wendy Mitchell was diagnosed with young-onset dementia at the age of fifty-eight, her brain was overwhelmed with images of the last stages of the disease - those familiar tropes, shortcuts and clichés that we are fed by the media, or even our own health professionals. But her diagnosis far from represented the end of her life. Instead, it was the start of a very different one. Wise, practical and life affirming, What I Wish People Knew About Dementia combines anecdotes, research and Wendy Mitchell's own brilliant wit and wisdom to tell readers exactly what she wishes they knew about dementia. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781526634481 • Author: Wendy Mitchell • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing • Format: Hardback • Pages: 240 • Dimensions: 22.5 x 14.5 x 2.4 cm

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Discover the multi-million copy bestseller and Book of the Year at The National Book Awards. Now A Major BBC Series Starring Ben Whishaw. Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward. This edition includes extra diary entries and an afterword by the author. 'Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable.' - Stephen Fry Product Information: • ISBN: 9781509858637 • Author: Adam Kay • Publisher: Picador • Format: Paperback • Pages: 256 • Dimensions: 19.7 x 13 x 1.9 cm

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Eat to optimise your performance and reach your true potential – no pain, all gains. From Ross Edgley, comes the definitive fitness cookbook, which will leave you feeling stronger, healthier and at your best. In a world where over 90% of diets fail, Ross decided to study the performance of extreme athletes, fitness specialists and the military to get to the bottom of which foods (and how much of them) are needed to optimise performance and reach your true potential – no pain, all gains. Ross shares over 100 tried-and-tested dishes in The World’s Fittest Cookbook, a flavour-filled toolkit that will revolutionise your food prep and your weight loss, with such tasty recipes such as: • Grilled Chicken, Pomegranate & Almond Salad • Full English Crumpet Melts • Brazilian Bean Stew • Crispy Chicken & KFC Style Gravy • Glazed Honey & Mustard Beef Short Ribs • No-Bake Biscoff Cheesecake • Pronuts The World’s Fittest Cookbook is the must-have companion for a fitter, happier self – so you can have your cake and bench-press it too. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008465612 • Author: Ross Edgley • Publisher: Harper Collins • Format: Paperback • Pages: 240 • Dimensions: 23 x 18.9 x 1.6cm

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Is a vegan diet healthier? Should I try going low-carb? Is it always a bad idea to skip a meal? Are superfoods all they're cracked up to be? Is fat still bad for you? Can I eat to improve my chances of conceiving? Science of Nutrition cuts through the noise of conflicting diet advice with clear answers backed up by the very latest research. Recognising that there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to nutrition, this ground-breaking book has the answers to all your food-related questions, covering every conceivable topic - from gut bacteria to weight management, to heart health and immune support, to vegan diets and intermittent fasting, and everything in between. With an accessible Q&A approach and informative graphics, this nutrition book will debunk popular food myths and diets, redefine nutrition in the modern world, and enable you to make informed decisions that are best suited to you, about what, when, and how to eat. The book's easily digestible and evidence-based advice empowers you to explore the benefits and importance of nutrition, alongside the downright misleading when it comes to the world of food and diet, and to equip yourself with the knowledge and confidence to assess and enhance your approach to nutrition. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241506462 • Author: Rhiannon Lambert • Publisher: DK • Format: Hardback • Pages: 224 • Dimensions: 26.3 x 22.1 x 2.4cm    

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The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup founded by Elizabeth Holmes, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers. In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work. In Bad Blood, John Carreyrou tells the riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781509868087 • Author: John Carreyrou • Publisher: Picador • Format: Paperback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.9 x 2.4cm

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