Fake Medicine: Exposing The Wellness Quacks And Cons Costing Us Our Health

Author: Bradley McKay
Homepage 9780733646867

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We all want to be healthy, live longer and avoid cancer, but too many of us are being scammed by sciencey-sounding crooks and nonsense marketing. Dr Brad McKay, GP and experienced Australian science communicator, has watched how misinformation and 'alternative facts' have come to permeate every facet of our lives, causing many of us to turn away from academic expertise and instead look to social media influencers and dodgy websites to guide our health choices. Fake Medicine looks at the danger of Wellness Warriors, conspiracy theories and vaccine deniers, supplements and fad diets, alternative practitioners and the power of positive thinking, and interrogates the marketing that leads consumers toward dubious products and practices. In the wash of celebrity influencers and miracle cures, this is the essential book to debunk the faux-science and scam marketing of the modern health landscape.


 

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