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The Panic Virus

Author : Seth Mnookin
ISBN : 9781439158654
Genre : Health & Fitness
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A searing account of how vaccine opponents have used the media to spread their message of panic, despite no scientific evidence to support them.
Category: Health & Fitness

Scenario Innovation

Author : Marjolein Asselt van
ISBN : 9781135289119
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The Visions Project brought together a range of decision makers, scientists and thinkers to collectively envision a Europe of the future in terms of sustainable development, and this book is the result of their efforts. Addressing a range of contentious questions from employment to the environment, and approaching the issues from a wide variety of standpoints, these experts also give the reader an analysis of the status quo and ask pertinent and provoking questions about the Europe we are building for the future.
Category: Technology & Engineering

An Aesthesia Of Networks

Author : Anna Munster
ISBN : 9780262018951
Genre : Art
File Size : 78.13 MB
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Today almost every aspect of life for which data exists can be rendered as a network. This text argues that the tendency for most organizational structures to look the same has flattened our experience of networks as active & relational processes & assemblages. Rather than looking to see how humans experience networks, the author examines how networks 'experience' - what operations they perform & undergo to change & produce new forms of experience.
Category: Art


Author : Marilyn J. Roossinck
ISBN : 9780691166964
Genre : Science
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This stunningly illustrated book provides a rare window into the amazing, varied, and often beautiful world of viruses. Contrary to popular belief, not all viruses are bad for you. In fact, several are beneficial to their hosts, and many are crucial to the health of our planet. Virus offers an unprecedented look at 101 incredible microbes that infect all branches of life on Earth—from humans and other animals to insects, plants, fungi, and bacteria. Featuring hundreds of breathtaking color images throughout, this guide begins with a lively and informative introduction to virology. Here readers can learn about the history of this unique science, how viruses are named, how their genes work, how they copy and package themselves, how they interact with their hosts, how immune systems counteract viruses, and how viruses travel from host to host. The concise entries that follow highlight important or interesting facts about each virus. Learn about the geographic origins of dengue and why old tires and unused pots help the virus to spread. Read about Ebola, Zika, West Nile, Frog virus 3, the Tulip breaking virus, and many others—how they were discovered, what their hosts are, how they are transmitted, whether or not there is a vaccine, and much more. Each entry is easy to read and includes a graphic of the virus, and nearly every entry features a colorized image of the virus as seen through the microscope. Written by a leading authority, this handsomely illustrated guide reveals the unseen wonders of the microbial world. It will give you an entirely new appreciation for viruses.
Category: Science

Me Medicine Vs We Medicine

Author : Donna Dickenson
ISBN : 9780231534413
Genre : Medical
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Personalized healthcare—or what the award-winning author Donna Dickenson calls "Me Medicine"—is radically transforming our longstanding "one-size-fits-all" model. Technologies such as direct-to-consumer genetic testing, pharmacogenetically developed therapies in cancer care, private umbilical cord blood banking, and neurocognitive enhancement claim to cater to an individual's specific biological character, and, in some cases, these technologies have shown powerful potential. Yet in others they have produced negligible or even negative results. Whatever is behind the rise of Me Medicine, it isn't just science. So why is Me Medicine rapidly edging out We Medicine, and how has our commitment to our collective health suffered as a result? In her cogent, provocative analysis, Dickenson examines the economic and political factors fueling the Me Medicine phenomenon and explores how, over time, this paradigm shift in how we approach our health might damage our individual and collective well-being. Historically, the measures of "We Medicine," such as vaccination and investment in public-health infrastructure, have radically extended our life spans, and Dickenson argues we've lost sight of that truth in our enthusiasm for "Me Medicine." Dickenson explores how personalized medicine illustrates capitalism's protean capacity for creating new products and markets where none existed before—and how this, rather than scientific plausibility, goes a long way toward explaining private umbilical cord blood banks and retail genetics. Drawing on the latest findings from leading scientists, social scientists, and political analysts, she critically examines four possible hypotheses driving our Me Medicine moment: a growing sense of threat; a wave of patient narcissism; corporate interests driving new niche markets; and the dominance of personal choice as a cultural value. She concludes with insights from political theory that emphasize a conception of the commons and the steps we can take to restore its value to modern biotechnology.
Category: Medical

The Philadelphia Chromosome

Author : Jessica Wapner
ISBN : 9781615191659
Genre : Science
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The discovery of a cancer-causing genetic mutation leads to a lifesaving miracle drug in this “absorbing, complex medical detective story” (Kirkus Reviews). Philadelphia, 1959. A scientist scrutinizing a single human cell detects a missing piece of DNA. That scientist, David Hungerford, has just stumbled on the starting point of modern cancer research?the Philadelphia chromosome. It would take doctors and researchers around the world more than three decades to unravel the implications of this landmark discovery. In 1990, the Philadelphia chromosome was recognized as the sole cause of a deadly blood cancer, chronic myeloid leukemia, or CML. Cancer research would never be the same. With extensive research and numerous personal interviews, science journalist Jessica Wapner reconstructs the decades-long journey from Hungerford’s discovery to a breakthrough, lifesaving treatment. A chronicle of scientific rigor and determination, The Philadelphia Chromosome celebrates a rare triumph in the battle against cancer while offering a blueprint for future research. One of The Wall Street Journal’s 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2013
Category: Science

Immunizations An Issue Of Primary Care Clinics In Office Practice E Book

Author : Marc Altshuler
ISBN : 9781455709502
Genre : Medical
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This issue covers important topics to any primary care physician such as: Immunology for the primary care physician, Routine pediatric immunization, special cases in pediatrics, Routine adult immunization, special cases in adult vaccination, Foreign born individuals, Travel medicine, Immunoglobulins, Pandemic illness/flu , Future vaccine development, clinical trials, immunization and cancer prevention/treatment, Ethics of vaccination refusal, Vaccine administration: Rules and regulations, and Keeping current with vaccine recommendations
Category: Medical

Virus Hunt

Author : Dorothy H. Crawford
ISBN : 9780191654114
Genre : Medical
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The hunt for the origin of the AIDS virus began over twenty years ago. It was a journey that went around the world and involved painstaking research to unravel how, when, and where the virus first infected humans. Dorothy H. Crawford traces the story back to the remote rain forests of Africa - home to the primates that carry the ancestral virus - and reveals how HIV-1 first jumped from chimpanzees to humans in rural south east Cameroon. Examining how this happened, and how it then travelled back to Colonial west central Africa where it eventually exploded as a pandemic, she asks why and how it was able to spread so widely. From hospital intensive care wards to research laboratories and the African rain forests, this is the wide-ranging story of a killer virus and a tale of scientific endeavour.
Category: Medical


Author : Carolyn Savage
ISBN : 9780062041890
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A medical mistake during an IVF procedure. An unthinkable situation . . . you’re pregnant with the wrong baby. You can terminate, but you can’t keep him. What choice would you make? Carolyn and Sean Savage had been trying to expand their family for years. When they underwent an IVF transfer in February 2009, they knew it would be their last chance. If they became pregnant, they would celebrate the baby as an answer to their prayers. If not, they would be grateful for the family they had and leave their fertility struggles behind forever. They never imagined a third option. The pregnancy test was positive, but the clinic had transferred the wrong embryos. Carolyn was pregnant with someone else’s baby. The Savages faced a series of heartbreaking decisions: terminate the pregnancy, sue for custody, or hand over the infant to his genetic parents upon delivery. Knowing that Carolyn was carrying another couple’s hope for a baby, the Savages wanted to do what they prayed the other family would do for them if the situation was reversed. Sean and Carolyn Savage decided to give the ultimate gift, the gift of life, to a family they didn’t know, no strings attached. Inconceivable provides an inside look at how modern medicine, which creates miracles daily, could allow such a tragic mistake, and the many legal ramifications that ensued with both the genetic family and the clinic. Chronicling their tumultuous pregnancy and its aftermath, which tested the Savage’s faith, their relationship to their church, and their marriage, Inconceivable is ultimately a testament to love. Carolyn and Sean loved this baby, making it impossible for them to imagine how they could give him life and then give him away. In the end, Inconceivable is a story of what it is to be a parent, someone who nurtures a life, protects a soul, only to release that child into the world long before you’re ready to let him go.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Sars And Other Coronaviruses

Author : Dave Cavanagh
ISBN : 1588298671
Genre : Medical
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In 2003, the word "coronavirus" spread across the globe, somewhat further than the virus that sparked the panic. In this book, expert researchers examine these devastating viruses through 23 state-of-the-art, widely applicable protocols with minute detail. Comprehensive and cutting-edge, the book serves as an ideal guide for all virologists and especially for those working with coronaviruses. Written by international experts, this book is relevant to a wide array of professions.
Category: Medical

No Panic Let The Virus Be Afraid Of You

Author : Tsolmon Bayaraa
ISBN : 9786053707219
Genre : Fiction
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LOGAN went to the park with his friends after school as his daily routine. He was so into his game, so he did not notice that a car with sirens took his father. Just within a single night, streets became empty. He was told he could not go to school, play outside, or meet with his friends…
Category: Fiction

The Dorama Encyclopedia

Author : Jonathan Clements
ISBN : 9781880656815
Genre : Performing Arts
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An entertaining reference to popular Japanese TV shows, from the publisher of The Anime Encyclopedia.
Category: Performing Arts

Aids Fear And Society

Author : Kenneth J. Doka
ISBN : 9781135913571
Genre : Health & Fitness
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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Health & Fitness

Your First Year As Principal

Author : Tena Green
ISBN : 9781601382207
Genre : Education
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As you sit at your desk behind the door ominously marked "Principal's Office", you are suddenly struck with a feeling of terror: What have you got yourself into? Being a principal and essentially being the leader of a school is a difficult job filled with responsibility and stress. This book will help to make the first year easier, providing you with all the information you did not learn in school. In this new, extensively researched book, first-year principals will learn how to deal with teachers, step out from behind the previous principal's shadow, make changes without changing too much too soon, deal with parents and students, become accustomed to the workload, and much more. Additionally, you will learn the common mistakes first-year principals make. Ultimately, you will clearly understand what comes with being a principal. You will be able to clarify and define your roles, expectations, and responsibilities. We will provide you with advice and tips from novice and veteran principals who have all been in your position. Whether you are the principal of a small, large, public, private, urban, rural, or suburban school, this book will be an indispensable companion. With the help of this book, you will not only survive, but you will enthusiastically look forward to your sophomore year.
Category: Education

Everything About Face Masks And Coronavirus

Author : Dr. Timothy Zahar
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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In recent days, people around the world are living in panic when the Covid-19 epidemic is raging in Wuhan city - central China. On January 31, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Covid-19 epidemic to be a global emergency medical condition. This makes everyone's spirits even more confused. Where I live and work, in Vietnam, people flock to buy medical masks. Many businesses have taken advantage of this panic mentality to reap illicit profits, by selling medical masks and hand sanitizers for 10 to 12 times the normal price. Of course, the government has intervened to stabilize the situation, but people's psychology is still insecure. As a doctor, I believe the panic comes from our inadequate knowledge of coronavirus, how it spreads. As well as knowledge about medical masks: "How to use medical masks properly and effectively, to protect yourself and those around you?" So I wrote this booklet, with the desire to give people a simple and useful understanding of coronavirus and how to prevent it from spreading in the community by wearing a proper face mask. Content includes: 1. Basic knowledge of coronavirus, as well as how it is transmitted in the community. What to do if you have signs of someone infected with coronavirus? 2. What types of medical masks are used and work to prevent coronavirus infection in the community? And how to use medical masks properly and effectively to protect yourself. 3. Some important notes to improve the body's resistance, help you fight coronavirus. Sincerely thank you!
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

The Panic Attack Anxiety Phobia Solutions Handbook

Author : Muriel K. MacFarlane
ISBN : 188705300X
Genre : Psychology
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Explains the medical conditions that can mimic panic and anxiety disorders, the impact of stress and diet, the link between anxiety and depression, and what to avoid at all costs.
Category: Psychology