The Resource Bad Advice : or why celebrities, politicians, and activists aren't your best source of health information, Paul A. Offit, M.D

Bad Advice : or why celebrities, politicians, and activists aren't your best source of health information, Paul A. Offit, M.D

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Bad Advice : or why celebrities, politicians, and activists aren't your best source of health information
Title
Bad Advice
Title remainder
or why celebrities, politicians, and activists aren't your best source of health information
Statement of responsibility
Paul A. Offit, M.D
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Language
eng
Summary
Scientists are often unable to package their insights into the neat narratives that the public requires. Enter celebrities, advocates, lobbyists-- people taking advantage of scientists’ reluctance to provide easy answers, flooding the media with misleading or incorrect claims about health risks. Offit shares hard-earned wisdom on the dos and don’ts of battling misinformation. He discusses the manias stoked by charlatans and their miracle cures, as well as corrosive, dangerous ideologies such as Holocaust and climate-change denial. -- adapted from jacket
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Offit, Paul A
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Health Communication
  • Communications Media
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Bad Advice : or why celebrities, politicians, and activists aren't your best source of health information, Paul A. Offit, M.D
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-238) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: On being naïve -- What science is -- and what it isn’t -- White mice and windowless rooms -- An alibi for ignorance -- Feeding the beast -- To debate or not to debate -- Make ’em laugh -- Science goes to the movies -- The Emperor’s new clothes -- Judgment Day -- The nuclear option -- Pharma shill -- A ray of hope -- Epilogue: The end of the tour
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 251 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Bad Advice : or why celebrities, politicians, and activists aren't your best source of health information, Paul A. Offit, M.D
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: On being naïve -- What science is -- and what it isn’t -- White mice and windowless rooms -- An alibi for ignorance -- Feeding the beast -- To debate or not to debate -- Make ’em laugh -- Science goes to the movies -- The Emperor’s new clothes -- Judgment Day -- The nuclear option -- Pharma shill -- A ray of hope -- Epilogue: The end of the tour
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 251 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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