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The Resource Fake medicine : exposing the wellness crazes, cons and quacks costing us our health, Brad McKay

Fake medicine : exposing the wellness crazes, cons and quacks costing us our health, Brad McKay

Label
Fake medicine : exposing the wellness crazes, cons and quacks costing us our health
Title
Fake medicine
Title remainder
exposing the wellness crazes, cons and quacks costing us our health
Statement of responsibility
Brad McKay
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We all want to be healthy, live longer and avoid cancer, but too many of us are being scammed by sciencey-sounding crooks and nonsense marketing. Dr Brad McKay, GP and experienced Australian science communicator, has watched how misinformation and 'alternative facts' have come to permeate every facet of our lives, causing many of us to turn away from academic expertise and instead look to social media influencers and dodgy websites to guide our health choices. Fake Medicine looks at the danger of Wellness Warriors, conspiracy theories and vaccine deniers, supplements and fad diets, alternative practitioners and the power of positive thinking, and interrogates the marketing that leads consumers toward dubious products and practices. In the wash of celebrity influencers and miracle cures, this is the essential book to debunk the faux-science and scam marketing of the modern health landscape
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McKay, Brad
Dewey number
610
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical misconceptions
  • Medicine, Popular
  • Medical care
  • Deceptive advertising
  • Fraud
  • Conspiracies
  • Quacks and quackery
  • Common fallacies
  • Deception
Label
Fake medicine : exposing the wellness crazes, cons and quacks costing us our health, Brad McKay
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A pain in the bum -- Root cause -- Dr Google -- The whole pantry of lies -- The power of influencers -- Thousands of years -- Tweaking, boosting and rattling -- Quacks -- Sleepy demons -- Sexist medicine -- Losing it -- Detoxes and cleanses -- Anti-vaxxers - Cooked -- The COVID-19 conspiracy -- Fixing the future
Control code
000068542325
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780733646867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1227692115
Label
Fake medicine : exposing the wellness crazes, cons and quacks costing us our health, Brad McKay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A pain in the bum -- Root cause -- Dr Google -- The whole pantry of lies -- The power of influencers -- Thousands of years -- Tweaking, boosting and rattling -- Quacks -- Sleepy demons -- Sexist medicine -- Losing it -- Detoxes and cleanses -- Anti-vaxxers - Cooked -- The COVID-19 conspiracy -- Fixing the future
Control code
000068542325
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780733646867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1227692115

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