50 Health Scares that Fizzled

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ABC-CLIO, May 25, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 361 pages
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Despite the benefits of advanced technology and modern safety mechanisms, the world around us seems to grow ever more dangerous and fraught with hidden risks. Even in the information age, it is challenging to discern factual, scientific information from sensationalized accounts in the media, "urban legends," or unsubstantiated Internet lore.

In 50 Health Scares That Fizzled, award-winning author and researcher Joan R. Callahan examines 50 health scares in 7 distinct categories: medical interventions, infectious diseases, food scares, additives in foods or beverages, other biological hazards, chemical or radiological exposures, and lifestyle choices. With great wit and a light tone, Dr. Callahan alleviates readers' concerns and deftly explains the complex issues, making the subject matter approachable.

 

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Contents

Infectious Diseases
33
Food Scares
77
Additives in Foods and Beverages
147
Other Biological Hazards
179
Other Chemical and Radiological Exposures
223
Actions and Reactions
273
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Joan R. Callahan, PhD, holds her doctorate degree in zoology from the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. She has worked as a researcher and consultant for over 30 years.

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