Trick or Treatment?

Alternative Medicine on Trial

Author: Dr. Simon Singh,Professor Edzard Ernst

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 140908180X

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 5443

Welcome to the world of alternative medicine. Prince Charles is a staunch defender and millions of people swear by it; most UK doctors consider it to be little more than superstition and a waste of money. But how do you know which treatments really heal and which are potentially harmful? Now at last you can find out, thanks to the formidable partnership of Professor Edzard Ernst and Simon Singh. Edzard Ernst is the world's first professor of complementary medicine, based at Exeter University, where he has spent over a decade analysing meticulously the evidence for and against alternative therapies.He is supported in his findings by Simon Singh, the well-known and highly respected science writer of several international bestsellers. Together they have written the definitive book on the subject. It is honest, impartial but hard-hitting, and provides a thorough examination and judgement of more than thirty of the most popular treatments, such as acupuncture, homeopathy, aromatherapy, reflexology, chiropractic and herbal medicine.In Trick or Treatment? the ultimate verdict on alternative medicine is delivered for the first time with clarity, scientific rigour and absolute authority.

Trick or Treatment: The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine

Author: Edzard Ernst,Simon Singh

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393069860

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 1426

The truth about the potions, lotions, pills and needles, pummelling and energizing that lie beyond the realms of conventional medicine. Whether you are an ardent believer in alternative medicine, a skeptic, or are simply baffled by the range of services and opinions, this guide lays to rest doubts and contradictions with authority, integrity, and clarity. In this groundbreaking analysis, over thirty of the most popular treatments—acupuncture, homeopathy, aromatherapy, reflexology, chiropractic, and herbal medicines—are examined for their benefits and potential dangers. Questions answered include: What works and what doesn't? What are the secrets, and what are the lies? Who can you trust, and who is ripping you off? Can science decide what is best, or do the old wives' tales really tap into ancient, superior wisdom?In their scrutiny of alternative and complementary cures, authors Simon Singh and Edzard Ernst also strive to reassert the primacy of the scientific method as a means for determining public health practice and policy.

Homers letzter Satz

Die Simpsons und die Mathematik

Author: Simon Singh

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446437738

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 6512

Die Simpsons sind nicht nur „eines der intelligentesten Kunstwerke unserer Zeit“ (Daniel Kehlmann), sie stecken auch voller Mathematik! Spielerisch leicht und unterhaltsam lüftet Simon Singh die mathematischen Geheimnisse der erfolgreichsten TV-Serie der Welt. Ob Homer ein donutförmiges Universum entwirft, den berühmten Fermat‘schen Satz zu widerlegen scheint, oder Lisa als Baseballtrainerin den Geheimnissen der Statistik auf die Spur kommt: Der Bestsellerautor aus Großbritannien nimmt die Episoden der Simpsons zum Ausgangspunkt für eine Tour d’Horizon durch die Welt der Algebra und Geometrie. Ein Muss für Millionen Simpsons-Fans - und ein Buch, das die Mathematik ins Zentrum der Populärkultur rückt. „Simon Singh deckt auf, wie Simpsons-Fans jahrzehntelang klammheimlich Mathe-Unterricht erhielten. Ein brillantes Buch.“ David X. Cohen, Autor von Futurama und Die Simpsons "Sie glauben, dass sich Mathematik und Humor widersprechen? Simon Singh beweist das Gegenteil!" Christoph Drösser, Journalist der Zeit

A Day in the Dew

Trick-or-Treatment

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942261209

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 152

View: 9063

Dew Bear and friends know how to do Halloween right. They are having a ghoulishly haunted trail, a spooktacular Hallow-scream party, and a ghostly sleepover. When Dew eats all of his candy, it's not a belly ache he has to worry about. Join Dew on this holiday adventure and find out what happens when you eat too much candy on Halloween.

Wunder

Author: Raquel J. Palacio

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446242848

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8929

August ist anders. Dennoch wünscht er sich, wie alle Jungen in seinem Alter, kein Außenseiter zu sein. Weil er seit seiner Geburt so oft am Gesicht operiert werden musste, ist er noch nie auf eine richtige Schule gegangen. Aber jetzt soll er in die fünfte Klasse kommen. Er weiß, dass die meisten Kinder nicht absichtlich gemein zu ihm sind. Am liebsten würde er gar nicht auffallen. Doch nicht aufzufallen ist nicht leicht, wenn man so viel Mut und Kraft besitzt, so witzig, klug und großzügig ist - wie August.

Handbook of Psychology and Law

Author: Dorothy K. Kagehiro,William S. Laufer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475740387

Category: Psychology

Page: 628

View: 3857

Shari Seidman Diamond Scholars interested in psychology and law are fond of c1aiming origins for psycholegal research that date back four score and three years ago to Hugo von Munsterberg's On the Witness Stand, published in 1908. These early roots can mislead the casual observer about the history of psychology and law. Vigorous and sustained research in the field is a recent phenomenon. It is only 15 years since the first review of psy chology and law appeared in the Annual Review of Psychology (Tapp, 1976). The following year saw the first issue of Law and Human Behavior, the official publication of the American Psychology-Law Society and now the journal of the American Psychological Associ ation's Division of Psychology and Law. Few psychology departments offered even a single course in psychology and law before 1973, while by 1982 1/4 of psychology graduate programs had at least one course, and a number had begun to offer forensic minors and/or joint J. D. / Ph. D. programs (Freeman & Roesch, see Chapter 28). Yet this short period of less than 20 years has seen a dramatic level of activity. Its strengths and weaknesses, excitements and disappointments, are aII captured in the collection of chapters published in this first Handbook of Psychology and Law. In describing what we have learned ab out psychology and law, the works included here also reveal the questions we have yet to answer and thus offer a blueprint for activities in the next 20 years.

"Hey, Fatso!"

The Best of Al Frisbie

Author: Alfred L. Frisbie

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595147143

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 652

View: 9363

In this montage of sharply focused and often amusing observations, former Omaha World-Herald columnist Al Frisbie takes you on an entertaining, humorous and sometimes heart-tugging journey as he reconstructs the trials and tribulations we all experience as we stumble through everyday life. From his days as a leatherneck and his rise to journalistic mediocrity...to the joys and heartaches of marriage and raising a family...to his on-again, off-again relationship with a black-hearted, black-furred feline named Pepper, Al Frisbie has masterly captured all those universally embarrassing, painful and wonderful moments that make life worth living. Through "HEY, FATSO!" Frisbie has penned a collection of memories and experiences that contain all the warmth, humor and down-home wisdom that made him one of the area's most popular and well-read columnists.

Big Bang

der Ursprung des Kosmos und die Erfindung der modernen Naturwissenschaft

Author: Simon Singh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423344135

Category:

Page: 540

View: 4677

Orthomolecular Enlightenment

Volume 1 - ISBN 9783741227257

Author: Theophrast von Hohenheim

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3741244007

Category: Medical

Page: 140

View: 783

ISBN 9783741227257 --- Dr. med. Hoffer against the APA

Beifang

Eine Kindheit wie ein Roman

Author: Lisa Brennan-Jobs

Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827079594

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9243

„Achtundzwanzig Prozent der männlichen Bevölkerung der USA könnten der Vater sein.“ Das sagte Steve Jobs dem Time Magazine über seine Tochter Lisa. Für die Öffentlichkeit war er da schon ein Halbgott. Was bedeutet es, einen Vater zu haben, der lange nichts von einem wissen wollte? Behutsam nähert Lisa Brennan-Job sich dieser für sie brennenden Frage und versucht mit ihren Kindheitserinnerungen Antworten zu finden. Aber, anders als von vielen erhofft, ist es keine gehässige Abrechnung mit dem Apple-Guru geworden, sondern ein kluges und berührendes Buch über die Liebe zwischen Eltern und Kindern - allen Widrigkeiten zum Trotz. Lisa war das Ergebnis einer schon im Ansatz gescheiterten Liebe. Als die Studentin Chrisann Brennan schwanger wurde, hatte Steve Jobs hatte gerade das College geschmissen und schraubte in der berühmten Garage im Silicon Valley komische Kästen zusammen. Chrisann wollte Künstlerin werden und verließ den "Nerd" Steve. Diese Kränkung sollte er ihr - und auch Lisa - lange nicht verzeihen. Der Apple-Gründer bestritt die Vaterschaft, nannte aber gleichzeitig wohl einen seiner Computer nach ihr. Und das kleine Mädchen erlebte eine Kindheit der Extreme: Da war einerseits ihre Hippie-Mutter, die nicht einmal genug Geld für ein Sofa hatte, und andrerseits eben einer der reichsten und berühmtesten Männer der Welt … Herzzerreißend und komisch – eine Kindheit, die man so nie erfinden könnte. "Ein zauberhaftes, berührend intimes Porträt, eine Geschichte aus der Sicht einer Tochter, deren Vater mit seinen eigenen Wurzeln zu kämpfen hatte - und der doch beinahe zu dem Vater wurde, den sie sich gewünscht hätte." ―Susan Cheever

International Handbook of Behavior Modification and Therapy

Author: Alan S. Bellack,Michel Hersen,Alan E. Kazdin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461572754

Category: Psychology

Page: 1052

View: 7762

The rapid growth of behavior therapy over the past 20 years has been well doc umented. Yet the geometric expansion of the field has been so great that it deserves to be recounted. We all received our graduate training in the mid to late 1960s. Courses in behavior therapy were then a rarity. Behavioral training was based more on informal tutorials than on systematic programs of study. The behavioral literature was so circumscribed that it could be easily mastered in a few months of study. A mere half-dozen books (by Wolpe, Lazarus, Eysenck, Ullmann, and Krasner) more-or-Iess comprised the behavioral library in the mid- 1960s. Semirial works by Ayllon and Azrin, Bandura, Franks, and Kanfer in 1968 and 1969 made it only slightly more difficult to survey the field. Keeping abreast of new developments was not very difficult, as Behaviour Research and Therapy and the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis were the only regular outlets for behavioral articles until the end of the decade, when Behavior Therapy and Be havior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry first appeared. We are too young to be maudlin, but "Oh for the good old days!" One of us did a quick survey of his bookshelves and stopped counting books with behavior or behavioral in the titles when he reached 100. There were at least half again as many behavioral books without those words in the title.

Tentacles.. The Entanglement of Alcoholism

Author: S. Thomas Greeley

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0996021000

Category: Alcoholics

Page: 196

View: 9108

TOM GREELEY knows too well how insidious alcoholism can be. He has experienced how the disease entraps not only the drinking person, but the entire family. He writes about the incredible isolation, the credit card debt, and the anguish over his children's safety. In Tentacles..The Entanglement of Alcoholism, he narrates the journey of the long attempt to rescue an alcoholic spouse and save his family from the spiral of destruction ordained by the path of alcoholism.

Improving Medical Outcomes

The Psychology of Doctor-Patient Visits

Author: Jessica Leavitt,Fred Leavitt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442203056

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 8139

The ability of doctors to properly diagnose and treat patients is often colored by non-specific factors that can affect outcomes in profound ways. Communication between doctors and patients is key, but often what is left unsaid is just as important, and messages from outside sources such as medical journals, drug companies, and other patients can affect how a doctor treats any one patient at any one time. This book outlines the non-specific factors that come into play when doctors and patients interact, how both doctors and patients can overcome these messages to focus in on the health of the person sitting on the table, and how psychological factors in both the doctor and the patient can affect medical outcomes. Anyone hoping to improve the medical care they give or the medical care they get will find in these pages strategies for improving those results.

Systematic Intervention with Disturbed Children

Author: Marvin J. Fine

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401163294

Category: Medical

Page: 275

View: 3333

Disturbed children constitute a sizeable and varied percentage of the child population. Generally, two to three percent have severe, longstanding problems and 20 to 30 percent have current, more transient problems. While preventive efforts are needed, it also seems obvious that many children will continue to function in a disturbed and disturbing fashion and will continue to require vari ous kinds of therapeutic interventions. These interventions will mainly occur in school and community settings. This book attempts to present a picture of some fairly popular models of intervention and to consider important related issues. There are probably as many ways of coping with disturbed children as there are creative, caring persons attempting to do the coping. A growing literature exists on ways of conceptual izing and intervening with such children. It was believed by the editor that an organized body of information on these concepts and techniques would prove useful to student and practitioner. A danger with such collections is that if they mainly portray novel or atypi cal techniques, while informative, the book quickly becomes passe and of li mited value. This book's focus is on contemporary thought, but also on orien tations that have stood the test of some time and the stability of the under lying theory.

Geheime Botschaften

die Kunst der Verschlüsselung von der Antike bis in die Zeiten des Internet

Author: Simon Singh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446198739

Category: Ciphers

Page: 475

View: 9752

Theorizing Complementary and Alternative Medicines

Wellbeing, Self, Gender, Class

Author: E. Sointu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137003731

Category: Psychology

Page: 253

View: 4066

Rather than physiological health only, complementary and alternative medicines aim at the production of wellbeing. This book explores how the increasing proliferation of holistic health methods are intimately connected with changing configurations of selfhood, gender and class.

A Scientist in Wonderland

A Memoir of Searching for Truth and Finding Trouble

Author: Edzard Ernst

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1845408004

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

View: 320

This is the story of the author’s life as a doctor and a scientist. Despite a youthful ambition to become a jazz musician, he studied medicine and eventually became a medical research scientist, taking up appointments in Germany, Austria and finally in England. His reverence for the pursuit of truth through the application of scientific methods, coupled with a growing interest in the history of medicine during the Nazi era, did not always endear him to others. At the time he was appointed to the world’s first chair in alternative medicine, this was an area of health care that had rarely been studied systematically, and was almost entirely dominated by outspokenly evangelic promoters and enthusiasts - among them, famously, HRH Prince Charles - many of whom exhibited an overtly hostile, anti-scientific attitude towards the objective study of their favoured therapies. Clashes were inevitable, but the sheer ferocity with which advocates of alternative medicine would operate in order to protect their field from scrutiny came as a profound surprise. This memoir provides a unique insight into the cutthroat politics of academic life and offers a sobering reflection on the damage already done by pseudoscience in health care.