Sickening Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : John Abramson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • File Size : 11,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2022-02-08
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781328956989


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The inside story of how Big Pharma’s relentless pursuit of ever-higher profits corrupts medical knowledge—misleading doctors, misdirecting American health care, and harming our health. The United States spends an excess $1.5 trillion annually on health care compared to other wealthy countries—yet the amount of time that Americans live in good health ranks a lowly 68th in the world. At the heart of the problem is Big Pharma, which funds most clinical trials and therefore controls the research agenda, withholds the real data from those trials as corporate secrets, and shapes most of the information relied upon by health care professionals. In this no-holds-barred exposé, Dr. John Abramson—one of the foremost experts on the drug industry’s deceptive tactics—combines patient stories with what he learned during many years of serving as an expert in national drug litigation to reveal the tangled web of financial interests at the heart of the dysfunction in our health-care system. For example, one of pharma’s best-kept secrets is that the peer reviewers charged with ensuring the accuracy and completeness of the clinical trial reports published in medical journals do not even have access to complete data and must rely on manufacturer-influenced summaries. Likewise for the experts who write the clinical practice guidelines that define our standards of care. The result of years of research and privileged access to the inner workings of the U.S. medical-industrial complex, Sickening shines a light on the dark underbelly of American health care—and presents a path toward genuine reform.

Sickening Book


  • Author : Anne Pollock
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • File Size : 13,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-08-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452966175


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An event-by-event look at how institutionalized racism harms the health of African Americans in the twenty-first century A crucial component of anti-Black racism is the unconscionable disparity in health outcomes between Black and white Americans. Sickening examines this institutionalized inequality through dramatic, concrete events from the past two decades, revealing how unequal living conditions and inadequate medical care have become routine. From the spike in chronic disease after Hurricane Katrina to the lack of protection for Black residents during the Flint water crisis—and even the life-threatening childbirth experience for tennis star Serena Williams—author Anne Pollock takes readers on a journey through the diversity of anti-Black racism operating in healthcare. She goes beneath the surface to deconstruct the structures that make these events possible, including mass incarceration, police brutality, and the hypervisibility of Black athletes’ bodies. Ultimately, Sickening shows what these shocking events reveal about the everyday racialization of health in the United States. Concluding with a vital examination of racialized healthcare during the COVID pandemic and the Black Lives Matter rebellions of 2020, Sickening cuts through the mind-numbing statistics to vividly portray healthcare inequalities. In a gripping and passionate style, Pollock shows the devastating reality and consequences of systemic racism on the lives and health of Black Americans.

Full Body Burden Book
Score: 4.5
From 12 Ratings

Full Body Burden

  • Author : Kristen Iversen
  • Publisher : Crown
  • File Size : 6,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2013-06-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307955654


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“An intimate and deeply human memoir that shows why we should all be concerned about nuclear safety, and the dangers of ignoring science in the name of national security.”—Rebecca Skloot, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks A shocking account of the government’s attempt to conceal the effects of the toxic waste released by a secret nuclear weapons plant in Colorado and a community’s vain search for justice—soon to be a feature documentary Kristen Iversen grew up in a small Colorado town close to Rocky Flats, a secret nuclear weapons plant once designated "the most contaminated site in America." Full Body Burden is the story of a childhood and adolescence in the shadow of the Cold War, in a landscape at once startlingly beautiful and--unknown to those who lived there--tainted with invisible yet deadly particles of plutonium. It's also a book about the destructive power of secrets--both family and government. Her father's hidden liquor bottles, the strange cancers in children in the neighborhood, the truth about what was made at Rocky Flats--best not to inquire too deeply into any of it. But as Iversen grew older, she began to ask questions and discovered some disturbing realities. Based on extensive interviews, FBI and EPA documents, and class-action testimony, this taut, beautifully written book is both captivating and unnerving.

Overdosed America Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Overdosed America

  • Author : Dr. John Abramson
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • File Size : 20,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2013-03-05
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062281432


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“Overdosed America reveals the greed and corruption that drive health care costs skyward and now threaten the public health. Before you see a doctor, you should read this book.” —Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation Using the examples of Vioxx, Celebrex, cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, and anti-depressants, Overdosed America shows that at the heart of the current crisis in American medicine lies the commercialization of medical knowledge itself For twenty years, John Abramson, M.D., cared for patients of all ages in a small town north of Boston. But increasingly his role as family doctor was undermined as pressure mounted to use the latest drugs and high-tech solutions for nearly every problem. Drawing on his background in statistics and health policy research, he began to investigate the radical changes that were quietly taking place in American medicine. At the heart of the crisis, he found, lies the changed purpose of medical knowledge—from seeking to optimize health to searching for the greatest profits. The lack of transparency that has become normal in commercially sponsored medical research now taints the scientific evidence published in even our most prestigious medical journals. And unlike the recent scandals in other industries that robbed Americans of money and jobs, this one is undermining our health. Commercial distortion pervades the information that doctors rely upon to guide the prevention and treatment of common health problems, from heart disease to stroke, osteoporosis, diabetes, and osteoarthritis. The good news, as Dr. Abramson explains, is that the real scientific evidence shows that many of the things that you can do to protect and preserve your own health are far more effective than what the drug companies' top-selling products can do for you—which is why the drug companies work so hard to keep this information under wraps. In what is sure to be one of the most important and eye-opening books you or your doctor will ever re

Empire of Pain Book
Score: 4.5
From 25 Ratings

Empire of Pain

  • Author : Patrick Radden Keefe
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • File Size : 16,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-04-13
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385697552


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A grand, devastating portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, famed for their philanthropy, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was destroyed by OxyContin, by the prize-winning, bestselling author of Say Nothing The Sackler name adorns the walls of many storied institutions—Harvard, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Oxford, the Louvre. They are one of the richest families in the world, known for their lavish donations to the arts and the sciences. The source of the family fortune was vague, however, until it emerged that the Sacklers were responsible for making and marketing a blockbuster painkiller that was the catalyst for the opioid crisis. Empire of Pain begins with the story of three doctor brothers, Raymond, Mortimer and the incalculably energetic Arthur, who weathered the poverty of the Great Depression and appalling anti-Semitism. Working at a barbaric mental institution, Arthur saw a better way and conducted groundbreaking research into drug treatments. He also had a genius for marketing, especially for pharmaceuticals, and bought a small ad firm. Arthur devised the marketing for Valium, and built the first great Sackler fortune. He purchased a drug manufacturer, Purdue Frederick, which would be run by Raymond and Mortimer. The brothers began collecting art, and wives, and grand residences in exotic locales. Their children and grandchildren grew up in luxury. Forty years later, Raymond’s son Richard ran the family-owned Purdue. The template Arthur Sackler created to sell Valium—co-opting doctors, influencing the FDA, downplaying the drug’s addictiveness—was employed to launch a far more potent product: OxyContin. The drug went on to generate some thirty-five billion dollars in revenue, and to launch a public health crisis in which hundreds of thousands would die. This is the saga of three generations of a single family and the mark they would leave on the world, a tale that moves from the bustling streets of early twen

Skin and Hair  A Sickening Augmented Reality Experience  Book

Skin and Hair A Sickening Augmented Reality Experience

  • Author : Percy Leed
  • Publisher : Millbrook Press
  • File Size : 6,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2020-08-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781728410807


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Explore how your body works through interactive augmented reality experiences! Blisters and nits. Fungus, pimples, and pus. Human skin and hair attract a host of bugs and problems. Through close-up pictures, interactive augmented reality experiences, and lots of disgusting facts, you’ll learn all about the gross science behind your body’s functions.

Betrayal of Trust Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Betrayal of Trust

  • Author : Laurie Garrett
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 18,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Afrika
  • Pages : 494
  • ISBN 10 : 0198526830


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This is a study of global public health. Plague, pollution and prostitution are all examined in turn. The author shows how basic trust in public health systems has collapsed and how our global public health system has been systematically destroyed.

Tiny Killers Book

Tiny Killers

  • Author : John Farndon
  • Publisher : Hungry Tomato (R)
  • File Size : 15,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN 10 : 9781512430783


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"When bacteria and viruses attack"--Cover.

Alaska Thunderfun and the Inner Space Odyssey Book

Alaska Thunderfun and the Inner Space Odyssey

  • Author : Alaska Thunderfun
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 7,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2016-05-02
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1945311037


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The Sickening Mind Book

The Sickening Mind

  • Author : Paul Martin
  • Publisher : HarperPerennial
  • File Size : 12,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 0006550223


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'A masterpiece of popularization' Times Literary Supplement 'A fascinating account, based on objective scientific research, of the ways in which mental states affect the individual's liability to disease... Martin is a highly civilised scientist, who seasons his text with witty parentheses. He also provides many examples from literature, ranging widely from Shakespeare, Goethe and Hardy to Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and Kafka... Interesting, informative and a pleasure to read.' ANTHONY STORR, Sunday Times 'Excellent' JON TURNEY, Financial Times 'This most accessible account of a difficult subject blows away some prejudices and pleasingly justifies others... Martin is a biologist whose style is considerate of the layman...and it is a tribute to his own benignly infectious enthusiasm for his subject that his closing thoughts are encouraging... Remarkable.' ALAN JUDD, Daily Telegraph 'Compelling... Balanced and impressively up to date... The tone of voice, the open-minded but critical intelligence should uplift the quality of the debate... Martin's lucid account of possible mechanisms of the connections between mental states and personality traits and illnesses is a notable triumph of his book... Excellent.' RAYMOND TALLIS, Times Literary Supplement

Rest and Be Thankful Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Rest and Be Thankful

  • Author : Emma Glass
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • File Size : 8,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-05-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781526643667


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'Gorgeously written ... It's heartbreaking but beautiful, and perfect for escaping into' FLORENCE WELCH 'Haunting yet beautifully written. I couldn't put it down. A masterpiece' POPPY DELEVINGNE Laura is a nurse in a paediatric unit. On long shifts she cares for sick babies, carefully handling their exquisitely breakable bodies. Laura needs a rest. When she sleeps, she dreams of drowning; when she wakes, she can't remember getting home. And there is a strange figure dancing in the corner of her vision, with a message, or a warning. 'Blends gnawing tension and surging tenderness ... Glass's battlefield prose calls to mind the literature of the trenches. This, though, is a trauma-generating war on death and despair fought for us in every city, every day' i paper 'Touching, devastating, almost absurdly pertinent ... What, Glass asks, do we expect from our caregivers, and how do we repay them for the burdens we lay on them?' Times Literary Supplement 'The ward scenes, with their crystalline descriptions of the vertiginous business of care, exquisitely beat out the ceaseless rhythms of life on a hospital front line' Metro 'Thrusts the reader into the pulse-raising fear, frenzy and relief of work in a paediatric intensive-care unit ... A battlefield atmosphere arises from Glass's prose as she recounts the time-stopping teamwork that aims to preserve tiny, fragile lives' Economist

Exposed Book


  • Author : Bill Cadwallader
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 11,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2018-06-18
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 1732365008


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Have you ever wondered about the safety or dangers of: Cell Phones Smartphone Addiction Cell Tower Radiation WiFi, Bluetooth High-Voltage Power Lines Smart Devices 5G Mobile Networks Baby Monitors Cordless Phone Bases Microwave Oven Radiation . . . Just to name a few of the topics in "EXPOSED: The Electronic Sickening of America and How to Protect Yourself." There's a hidden danger pulsating in the airways and buzzing behind the walls of millions of American homes, schools, and businesses. Our families, co-workers, even our pets, are exposed to electromagnetic radiation (EMR) almost continually, 24/7. Few people want to address this topic because they don't know what to do. They are frustrated and overwhelmed by the scattered and conflicting information that's out there. And they fear that they will have to give up their electronic necessities. I felt that way as well--until I learned that the great news is that you CAN take control of your exposure to harmful electromagnetic radiation and learn how to use your electronic devices more safely. First, some background: A disturbing correlation has been discovered between electro-pollution and a host of diseases and disorders. These include cancer, neurological diseases, respiratory diseases, behavioral disorders, chronic fatigue, ADHD, insomnia, depression, headaches, muscle/joint pain, chronic inflammation, and many more. The report "BioInitiative 2012," collates research from around the world on the bio-effects and health hazards of electromagnetic fields and electromagnetic radition: from wires and wireless technologies. It represents more than 3,800 scientific, peer-reviewed studies done by PhDs and MDs on the potential health effects of prolonged exposure to electromagnetic radiation. And the research continues to grow. Electromagnetic radiation is the tobacco of the Digital Age. And, like tobacco, it can kill you. The widespread rollout of 5G will only exacerbate the problem. We don't really know how this is all

The Revolting Self Book

The Revolting Self

  • Author : Paul G. Overton
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • File Size : 14,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2018-04-17
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429922046


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Self-disgust (viewing the self as an object of abhorrence) is somewhat of a novel subject for psychological research and theory, yet its significance is increasingly being recognised in the clinical domain. This edited collection of articles represents the first scholarly attempt to engage comprehensively with the concept of self-directed disgust as a potentially discrete and important psychological phenomenon. The present work is unique in addressing the idea of self-disgust in depth, using novel empirical research, academic review, social commentary, and informed theorising. It includes chapters from pioneers in the field of psychology, and other selected authorities who can see the potential of using self-disgust to inform their own areas of expertise. The volume features contributions from a distinguished array of scholars and practising clinicians, including international leaders in areas such as cognition and emotion, psychological therapy, mental health research, and health and clinical psychology.

Serial Killers True Crime Book

Serial Killers True Crime

  • Author : Brody Clayton
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • File Size : 18,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2016-02-17
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN 10 : 153007228X


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10 Sickening True Crime Stories Of Serial Killers That Tortured, Hacked And Butchered Their Victims The act of killing itself, is taboo in society. People kill for many reasons though, some of them understandable, but others are totally unfathomable. However, more gruesome than killing by usual means like stabbing, shooting or poisoning, is the act of butchery after the murder. The motives for murder and serial killing, according to psychologists, ranges from thrill seeking and anger to attention seeking and financial gain. Although it might seem sickening, these killers and psychopaths exist in the past and the present time, and some of them still have their freedom and are lurking in different corners of the world. Mutilating, dismembering, slaughtering and, even worse, eating a fellow human is beyond reason; an act that is horrific and probably not the work of a sane individual. This book lists the most disgusting and disconcerting crimes in history: various stories of strange serial killers who chopped up, violated, cooked, and ate their victims. From real-life vampires and werewolves who drank blood and ate raw human flesh, to butcher killers who mutilate, sexually abuse, chop and eat their victims for reasons of Satanism, sexual gratification and revenge upon society. This book is jam-packed with mystery, gore and unbelievable true stories of serial killers...