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Truth, lies, and public health : how we are affected when science and politics collide

Author: Madelon Lubin Finkel
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reveals how most often research findings have been misused, mininterpreted or misunderstood, resulting in flawed public health policy.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Finkel, Madelon Lubin, 1949-
Truth, lies, and public health.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2007
(DLC) 2007016345
(OCoLC)123692006
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Madelon Lubin Finkel
ISBN: 9780313082207 0313082200 1281110728 9781281110725
OCLC Number: 192084373
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 234 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: About politics and science --
The politics of contraception --
The global AIDS epidemic: could it have been prevented? / with Sandra Demars --
The stem cell controversy: navigating a sea of ethics, politics, and science / with Ryan Cauley --
Marijuana as medicine: science versus politics --
The quintessential catch-22: the U.S. approach to needle exchange in HIV AIDS prevention / with Ivan Ip --
Bleak house and beyond: how tuberculosis control got side-tracked --
Science, politics, and the regulation of dietary supplements --
Silicone breast implants: misconceptions, misinterpretations, and mistakes --
Obesity and public policy / with Joanna M. Paladino --
Disease prevention through vaccination: the science and the controversy / with Tony Rosen.
Responsibility: Madelon Lubin Finkel.
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Reveals how ideology and politics are distorting, diminishing, and destroying scientific research results regarding topics from needle exchange to medical marijuana use and HIV/AIDS prevention. This  Read more...

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