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    • Bad Advice

    • Or Why Celebrities, Politicians, and Activists Aren't Your Best Source of Health Information
    • By: Paul A. Offit MD
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Science doesn't speak for itself. Neck-deep in work that can be messy and confounding and naïve in the ways of public communication, scientists are often unable to package their insights into the neat narratives that the public requires. Enter celebrities, advocates, lobbyists, and the funders behind them, who take advantage of scientists' reluctance to provide easy answers, flooding the media with misleading or incorrect claims about health risks. In Bad Advice, Paul A. Offit shares hard-earned wisdom on the dos and don'ts of battling misinformation.

    • Or Why Celebrities, Politicians, and Activists Aren't Your Best Source of Health Information
    • By: Paul A. Offit MD
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 30-01-19
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: £16.09

    • Pandora’s Lab

    • Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong
    • By: Paul A. Offit MD
    • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Pandora's Lab takes us from opium's heyday as the pain reliever of choice to recognition of opioids as a major cause of death in the United States; from the rise of trans fats as the golden ingredient for tastier, cheaper food to the heart disease epidemic that followed; and from the cries to ban DDT for the sake of the environment to an epidemic-level rise in world malaria.

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Bad Faith

    • When Religious Belief Undermines Modern Medicine
    • By: Paul A. Offit MD
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    In recent years there have been major outbreaks of whooping cough among children in California, mumps in New York, and measles in Ohio's Amish country - despite the fact that these are all vaccine-preventable diseases. Although America is the most medically advanced place in the world, many people disregard modern medicine in favor of using their faith to fight life-threatening illnesses. In 21st-century America, how could this be happening?

    • When Religious Belief Undermines Modern Medicine
    • By: Paul A. Offit MD
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Release date: 12-05-15
    • 5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: £25.79