The Resource Health and Lifestyle : Separating the Truth from the Myth with Statistics, by Brian S. Everitt, (electronic resource)

Health and Lifestyle : Separating the Truth from the Myth with Statistics, by Brian S. Everitt, (electronic resource)

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Health and Lifestyle : Separating the Truth from the Myth with Statistics
Title
Health and Lifestyle
Title remainder
Separating the Truth from the Myth with Statistics
Statement of responsibility
by Brian S. Everitt
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Author
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The main message of this book is that people should be on their guard against both scare stories about risks to health, and claims for miracle cures of medical conditions. In the 21st century hardly a day passes without another article appearing in the media about a new treatment for a particular disease, new ways of improving our health by changing our lifestyle or new foodstuffs that claim to increase (or decrease) the risk of heart disease, cancer and the like. But how should the general public react to such claims, given that some of the journalists writing them focus on the sensational rather than the mundane and often have no qualms about sacrificing accuracy and honesty for the sake of a good story? Perhaps the wisest initial response is one of healthy scepticism, followed by an attempt to discover more about the details of the studies behind the reports. But most people are not, and have little desire to become experts in health research. By reading this book, however, these non-experts can, with minimal effort, learn enough about the scientific method to differentiate between those health claims, warnings and lifestyle recommendations that have some merit and those that are unproven or simply dishonest. So if you want to know if ginseng can really help with your erectile dysfunction, if breast cancer screening is all that politicians claim it to be, if ECT for depression is really a horror treatment and should be banned, if using a mobile phone can lead to brain tumours and how to properly evaluate the evidence from health and lifestyle related studies, then this is the book for you
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Everitt, Brian S
Dewey number
519.5
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0
LC call number
QA276-280
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Medicine
  • Statistics
  • Statistical methods
  • Epidemiology
  • Popular Science in Statistics
  • Popular Science in Medicine and Health
  • Statistics for Life Sciences, Medicine, Health Sciences
  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
Label
Health and Lifestyle : Separating the Truth from the Myth with Statistics, by Brian S. Everitt, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Some Medical History, a Little Statistics and a Very Small Dose of Genetics -- Treatments Good, Bad and Indifferent and How do we Tell? The Randomized Clinical Trial -- Will Drinking Too Much Coffee Result in a Heart Attack? Risk Factors and Health -- Let’s Talk About Cancer -- Food, Weight and Lifestyle: Is Eating too Much and Moving too Little Bad for Your Health?- Alternative Therapies; Magic, Miracles and Delusions -- Epilogue
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2016.
Extent
1 online resource (XVI, 155 p. 3 illus., 1 illus. in color.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319425658
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-42565-8
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absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (CKB)3710000000909097
  • (DE-He213)978-3-319-42565-8
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4721324
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000909097
Label
Health and Lifestyle : Separating the Truth from the Myth with Statistics, by Brian S. Everitt, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Some Medical History, a Little Statistics and a Very Small Dose of Genetics -- Treatments Good, Bad and Indifferent and How do we Tell? The Randomized Clinical Trial -- Will Drinking Too Much Coffee Result in a Heart Attack? Risk Factors and Health -- Let’s Talk About Cancer -- Food, Weight and Lifestyle: Is Eating too Much and Moving too Little Bad for Your Health?- Alternative Therapies; Magic, Miracles and Delusions -- Epilogue
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2016.
Extent
1 online resource (XVI, 155 p. 3 illus., 1 illus. in color.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319425658
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-42565-8
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000000909097
  • (DE-He213)978-3-319-42565-8
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4721324
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000909097

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