The Resource Real or not? : health scams and beauty fallacies exposed, Andy Ho, (electronic resource)

Real or not? : health scams and beauty fallacies exposed, Andy Ho, (electronic resource)

Label
Real or not? : health scams and beauty fallacies exposed
Title
Real or not?
Title remainder
health scams and beauty fallacies exposed
Statement of responsibility
Andy Ho
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This interesting book is a compilation of recent stories from a regular column called "Science Monitor" in The Straits Times, Singapore's main English daily. They focus on exposing health and beauty fads and fallacies like purported breast enlargement methods, baldness treatment and skin renewal therapies which have begun plaguing consumers in Asia. Written by a well-known columnist, Andy Ho, PhD, this book provides a handy review of what cutting-edge research says about these scams. Readers can apply these valuable insights, which the author has backed up by poring over medical books and jour
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ho, Andy
Dewey number
  • 613
  • 615.8/56
  • 615.856
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
R730
LC item number
.H597 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Quacks and quackery
  • Medical misconceptions
  • Medical care
  • Cosmetics industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Deceptive advertising
  • Fraud
Label
Real or not? : health scams and beauty fallacies exposed, Andy Ho, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • Preface; Contents; Introduction; Chapter1: Shy about sexy matters?; Boob creams and pills are just a bust; Looks like it's bra-burning time; In search of manhood boost? Here're some phallic fallacies; Sexual blues in three colours; Bye to hormones and back to herbs for hot flushes?; Prostates and a sea of pain; Why anal sex really sucks; Chapter II: Forever young and trim?; Beauty pills - How to distinguish help from hype; A ray of hope for skin blemishes; Hair today gone tomorrow... but science can help; Of grey hair dyes risks and hope; Eating less to live longer?
  • Atkins a dieting delusion?Best carb blocker? Look in the mirror; Before you try rolling away your cellulite; Chapter III: Is that really a cure?; More muck than magic in a colon flush; Coffee cure for cancer? Add a pinch of caution; Cure for cancer? Don't start drinking urine yet; Flushing out clogged arteries; Chemical ""claw"" the answer to clogged arteries?; Take heart red wine still best for coronary health; A""shock machine"" at home may just save that life; An ""oil"" for arthritis?; Right to ban ma huang supplements; Spirulina - Pond scum or wonder food? Jury's out
  • Why green may not be everyone's cup of teaChapter IV: You're sure Doc?; Doctor can I really trust you?; Taking statins to be safe? You may be sorry; ""Pre-disease"" - Has medicine gone mad?; Your liver enzymes look high?; Do we really need full annual health checks?; Don't ignore that frequent heartburn; Neurolinguistic programming and brainwashing; Chapter V: What's that in my food?; Eat French fries at your own risk; Palm oil bad? Get those fat facts right; Watch that margarine; Having sushi? Hold the salmon; That steak is mad-cow free? Bull!; Mad cow disease in that vitamin?
  • Coffee can be good for youShould you stick with non-stick Teflon pans?; Microwave ovens are safe just keep the eggs away; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (247 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281927972
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000553926
  • (EBL)1214433
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  • (PQKBManifestationID)12134676
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000307745
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Label
Real or not? : health scams and beauty fallacies exposed, Andy Ho, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • Preface; Contents; Introduction; Chapter1: Shy about sexy matters?; Boob creams and pills are just a bust; Looks like it's bra-burning time; In search of manhood boost? Here're some phallic fallacies; Sexual blues in three colours; Bye to hormones and back to herbs for hot flushes?; Prostates and a sea of pain; Why anal sex really sucks; Chapter II: Forever young and trim?; Beauty pills - How to distinguish help from hype; A ray of hope for skin blemishes; Hair today gone tomorrow... but science can help; Of grey hair dyes risks and hope; Eating less to live longer?
  • Atkins a dieting delusion?Best carb blocker? Look in the mirror; Before you try rolling away your cellulite; Chapter III: Is that really a cure?; More muck than magic in a colon flush; Coffee cure for cancer? Add a pinch of caution; Cure for cancer? Don't start drinking urine yet; Flushing out clogged arteries; Chemical ""claw"" the answer to clogged arteries?; Take heart red wine still best for coronary health; A""shock machine"" at home may just save that life; An ""oil"" for arthritis?; Right to ban ma huang supplements; Spirulina - Pond scum or wonder food? Jury's out
  • Why green may not be everyone's cup of teaChapter IV: You're sure Doc?; Doctor can I really trust you?; Taking statins to be safe? You may be sorry; ""Pre-disease"" - Has medicine gone mad?; Your liver enzymes look high?; Do we really need full annual health checks?; Don't ignore that frequent heartburn; Neurolinguistic programming and brainwashing; Chapter V: What's that in my food?; Eat French fries at your own risk; Palm oil bad? Get those fat facts right; Watch that margarine; Having sushi? Hold the salmon; That steak is mad-cow free? Bull!; Mad cow disease in that vitamin?
  • Coffee can be good for youShould you stick with non-stick Teflon pans?; Microwave ovens are safe just keep the eggs away; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (247 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281927972
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000553926
  • (EBL)1214433
  • (SSID)ssj0000307745
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12134676
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000307745
  • (PQKBWorkID)10252013
  • (PQKB)10174869
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1214433
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000553926

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