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The Resource Getting risk right : understanding the science of elusive health risks, Geoffrey C. Kabat

Getting risk right : understanding the science of elusive health risks, Geoffrey C. Kabat

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Getting risk right : understanding the science of elusive health risks
Title
Getting risk right
Title remainder
understanding the science of elusive health risks
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey C. Kabat
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A study of the health industry and possible risks involved
  • Do cell phones cause brain cancer? Does BPA threaten our health? How safe are certain dietary supplements, especially those containing exotic herbs or small amounts of toxic substances? Is the HPV vaccine safe? We depend on science and medicine as never before, yet there is widespread misinformation and confusion, amplified by the media, regarding what influences our health. In Getting Risk Right, Geoffrey C. Kabat shows how science works—and sometimes doesn't—and what separates these two very different outcomes. Kabat seeks to help us distinguish between claims that are supported by solid science and those that are the result of poorly designed or misinterpreted studies. By exploring different examples, he explains why certain risks are worth worrying about, while others are not. He emphasizes the variable quality of research in contested areas of health risks, as well as the professional, political, and methodological factors that can distort the research process. Drawing on recent systematic critiques of biomedical research and on insights from behavioral psychology, Getting Risk Right examines factors both internal and external to the science that can influence what results get attention and how questionable results can be used to support a particular narrative concerning an alleged public health threat. In this book, Kabat provides a much-needed antidote to what has been called "an epidemic of false claims." -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kabat, Geoffrey C
Dewey number
613
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA776.5
LC item number
.K32 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2017 B-003
  • W 85
  • W 85
NLM item number
K11g 2017
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Health risk assessment
  • Health attitudes
  • Health attitudes
  • Health risk assessment
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Health Care Issues
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Cancer
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Health Care Issues
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Cancer
  • Attitude to Health
  • Risk Assessment
  • Negativism
  • Risk Factors
  • Environmental Exposure
  • Health Education
  • Gesundheitsgefährdung
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Getting risk right : understanding the science of elusive health risks, Geoffrey C. Kabat
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The illusion of validity and the power of "negative thinking" -- Splendors and miseries of associations -- When risk goes viral : biases and bandwagons -- Do cell phones cause brain cancer? : a tale of two sciences -- Hormonal confusion: the contested science of endocrine disruption -- Deadly remedy : how a mysterious disease led to the recognition of a worldwide public health threat -- HPV, cancer, and beyond : the anatomy of a triumph
Control code
ocn940795871
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 248 pages
Isbn
9780231166461
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016008208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780231166461
  • (OCoLC)940795871
Label
Getting risk right : understanding the science of elusive health risks, Geoffrey C. Kabat
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The illusion of validity and the power of "negative thinking" -- Splendors and miseries of associations -- When risk goes viral : biases and bandwagons -- Do cell phones cause brain cancer? : a tale of two sciences -- Hormonal confusion: the contested science of endocrine disruption -- Deadly remedy : how a mysterious disease led to the recognition of a worldwide public health threat -- HPV, cancer, and beyond : the anatomy of a triumph
Control code
ocn940795871
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 248 pages
Isbn
9780231166461
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016008208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780231166461
  • (OCoLC)940795871

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