In 2006 Carole's first book "Good Health in the 21st. Century" was published by Scribe. This book was written primarily to answer the questions she is most often asked by patients. It is clear that the Internet offers unprecedented opportunity for people to understand their health problems, and the medications they are taking. While some doctors see this as a disaster - Carole feels that such patient involvement can enhance patient care.
To this end, her aim has been to give people some medical literacy, and enable them to undertake some real preventative measures - an area which often takes second place in medical care.
A secondary aim is to enable people to have focussed discussion with their doctors and to resist hard sell from the pharmaceutical industry and other vested interests. She wants them to be able to sort good information from bad.
This book won the 2006 Qld. Premier's award for science writing.
Carole's second book "Headache" was published by Scribe in June 2014. This book addresses what we know about treating and preventing this common health problem, including what triggers headaches, foods and chemicals to avoid, and the latest research on the role that genetics play in causing migraine.
When reviewed by Dr. Ross Walker he wrote:
"In the early 1980's, I had the pleasure and honour of working for (at the time), two of the world experts in headaches, Profs Jim Lance and Michael Anthony. Prof Lance's book - Mechanism and Management of Headaches has had 9 updated versions between 1969 - 2005.
"Carole Hungerford's new book, Headache, should become the new gold standard for this subject. Carole explores all aspects of headache causation and management, from genetic, environmental and mechanical causes with a comprehensive and very readable approach. Carole details the variety of management techniques, including orthodox pharmaceutical therapy to elimination diets and complementary treatments.
"This book is a must for all sufferers of headaches and for any health professional involved in headache management."