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The Resource Risk, Chance, and Causation : Investigating the Origins and Treatment of Disease, Michael B. Bracken

Risk, Chance, and Causation : Investigating the Origins and Treatment of Disease, Michael B. Bracken

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Risk, Chance, and Causation : Investigating the Origins and Treatment of Disease
Title
Risk, Chance, and Causation
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Investigating the Origins and Treatment of Disease
Statement of responsibility
Michael B. Bracken
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Language
eng
Summary
"The press and other media constantly report news stories about dangerous chemicals in the environment, miracle cures, the safety of therapeutic treatments, and potential cancer-causing agents. But what exactly is actually meant by "increased risk" should we worry if we are told that we are at twice the risk of developing an illness? And how do we interpret "reduced risk" to properly assess the benefits of noisily touted dietary supplements? Demonstrating the difficulty of separating the hype from the hypothesis, noted epidemiologist Michael Bracken clearly communicates how clinical epidemiology works. Using everyday terms, Bracken describes how professional scientists approach questions of disease causation and therapeutic efficacy to provide readers with the tools to help them understand whether warnings of environmental risk are truly warranted, or if claims of therapeutic benefit are justified."--Provided by publisher
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Risk, Chance, and Causation : Investigating the Origins and Treatment of Disease, Michael B. Bracken
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Risk, Chance, and Causation : Investigating the Origins and Treatment of Disease, Michael B. Bracken
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt32bxq3
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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multicolored
Content category
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Contents
  • ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""List of Abbreviations""; ""ONE: Risk, Chance, and Causation: Investigating the Origins and Treatment of Disease""; ""TWO: Chance and Randomness""; ""THREE: Risk""; ""FOUR: Randomization and Clinical Trials""; ""FIVE: More Trials and Some Tribulations""; ""SIX: Harm""; ""SEVEN: Screening, Diagnosis, and Prognosis""; ""EIGHT: A Statistical Sojourn""; ""NINE: Disease Clusters""; ""TEN: Genetics and the Genome""; ""ELEVEN: The Study of Mankind Is Man: Reflections on Animal Research""; ""TWELVE: Celebrity Trumps Science""
  • ""THIRTEEN: Replication and Pooling""""FOURTEEN: Bias in Publication and Reporting""; ""FIFTEEN: Causes""; ""SIXTEEN: Ultimate Causation""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography and Further Reading""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""X""; ""Y""; ""Z""
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