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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot

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English

Pages

393

Publication Date

January 28, 2010

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<b><b>Now an HBO廬 Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne</b><br /><br />#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER<br /></b><br />Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor聽black tobacco farmer whose cells鈥攖aken without her knowledge in 1951鈥攂ecame one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more.聽Henrietta's cells聽have been bought and sold by the billions, yet聽she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.
The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect
by , Dana Mackenzie

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English

Pages

423

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<b>A Turing Award-winning computer scientist and statistician shows how understanding causality has revolutionized science and will revolutionize artificial intelligence</b><b><br /></b>"Correlation is not causation." This mantra, chanted by scientists for more than a century, has led to a virtual prohibition on causal talk. Today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, instigated by Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and established causality--the study of cause and effect--on a firm scientific basis. His work explains how we can know easy things, like whether it was rain or a sprinkler that made a sidewalk wet; and how to answer hard questions, like whether a drug cured an illness. Pearl's work enables us to know not just whether one thing causes another: it lets us explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been. It shows us the essence of human thought and key to artificial intelligence. Anyone who wants to understand either needs <i>The Book of Why</i>.<br /><br /><br />
Photobiomodulation in the Brain: Low-Level Laser (Light) Therapy ...
by Academic Press

Language

English

Pages

656

Publication Date

July 13, 2019

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<p><i>Photobiomodulation in the Brain: Low-Level Laser (Light) Therapy in Neurology and Neuroscience</i> presents the fundamentals of photobiomodulation and the diversity of applications in which light can be implemented in the brain. It will serve as a reference for future research in the area, providing the basic foundations readers need to understand photobiomodulation鈥檚 science-based evidence, practical applications and related adaptations to specific therapeutic interventions. The book covers the mechanisms of action of photobiomodulation to the brain, and includes chapters describing the pre-clinical studies and clinical trials that have been undertaken for diverse brain disorders, including traumatic events, degenerative diseases and psychiatric disorders. </p><ul><li>Provides a much-needed reference on photobiomodulation with an unprecedented focus on the brain and its disorders</li><li>Features a body of world-renowned editors and chapter authors that promote research, policy and funding</li><li>Discusses the recent and rapid accumulation of literature in this area of research and the shift towards the use of non-invasive techniques in therapy</li></ul>
Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Hu...
by Eric Topol

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English

Pages

341

Publication Date

March 12, 2019

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<b>One of America's top doctors reveals how AI will empower physicians and revolutionize patient care </b> <br /> Medicine has become inhuman, to disastrous effect. The doctor-patient relationship--the heart of medicine--is broken: doctors are too distracted and overwhelmed to truly connect with their patients, and medical errors and misdiagnoses abound. In <i>Deep Medicine</i>, leading physician Eric Topol reveals how artificial intelligence can help. AI has the potential to transform everything doctors do, from notetaking and medical scans to diagnosis and treatment, greatly cutting down the cost of medicine and reducing human mortality. By freeing physicians from the tasks that interfere with human connection, AI will create space for the real healing that takes place between a doctor who can listen and a patient who needs to be heard. <br /> Innovative, provocative, and hopeful, <i>Deep Medicine</i> shows us how the awesome power of AI can make medicine better, for all the humans involved.
Introduction to Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials (Chapman & ...
by John N.S. Matthews

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English

Pages

302

Publication Date

June 26, 2006

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Evidence from randomized controlled clinical trials is widely accepted as the only sound basis for assessing the efficacy of new medical treatments. Statistical methods play a key role in all stages of these trials, including their justification, design, and analysis. This second edition of Introduction to Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials provides a concise presentation of the principles applied in this area. It details the concepts behind randomization and methods for designing and analyzing trials and also includes information on meta-analysis and specialized designs, such as cross-over trials, cluster-randomized designs, and equivalence studies. <BR><BR>This latest edition features new and revised references, examples, exercises, and a new chapter dedicated to binary outcomes and survival analysis. It also presents numerous examples taken from the medical literature, contains exercises at the end of each chapter, and offers solutions in an appendix. The author uses Minitab and R software throughout the text for implementing the methods that are presented.<BR><BR>Comprehensive and accessible, Introduction to Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials is well-suited for those familiar with elementary statistical ideas and methods who want to further their knowledge of the subject.
Systematic Reviews in Health Care: A Practical Guide
by , Graham Colditz

Language

English

Pages

148

Publication Date

November 08, 2001

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What do we do if different studies appear to give different answers? When applying research to questions for individual patients or for health policy, one of the challenges is interpreting such apparently conflicting research. A systematic review is a method to systematically identify relevant research, appraise its quality, and synthesize the results. The last two decades have seen increasing interest and developments in methods for doing high quality systematic reviews. Part I of this book provides a clear introduction to the concepts of reviewing, and lucidly describes the difficulties and traps to avoid. A unique feature of the book is its description, in Part II, of the different methods needed for different types of health care questions: frequency of disease, prognosis, diagnosis, risk, and management. As well as illustrative examples, there are exercises for each of the sections. This is essential reading for those interested in synthesizing health care research.
The Salt Fix: Why the Experts Got It All Wrong--and How Eating Mo...
by James DiNicolantonio

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English

Pages

274

Publication Date

June 06, 2017

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<b>What if everything you know about聽salt聽is wrong? A leading cardiovascular research scientist explains how this vital crystal got a negative reputation, and shows聽how to lower blood pressure聽and experience聽weight loss聽using salt.聽<i>The Salt Fix聽</i>is essential reading for everyone on the keto diet!</b> <br /><b>聽</b> <br />We鈥檝e all heard the recommendation: eat no more than a teaspoon of salt a day for a healthy heart. Health-conscious Americans have hewn to the conventional wisdom that your salt shaker can put you on the fast track to a heart attack, and have suffered through bland but 鈥渉eart-healthy鈥?dinners as a result.聽 <br />聽 <br />What if the low-salt dogma is wrong?聽 <br />聽 <br />Dr. James DiNicolantonio has reviewed more than five hundred publications to unravel the impact of salt on blood pressure and heart disease. He鈥檚 reached a startling conclusion: The vast majority of us don鈥檛 need to watch our salt intake. In fact, for most of us, more salt would be advantageous to our聽nutrition鈥攅specially for those of us on the聽keto diet, as聽keto聽depletes this important mineral from our bodies.聽<i>The Salt Fix</i>聽tells the remarkable story of how salt became unfairly demonized鈥攁 never-before-told drama of competing egos and interests鈥攁nd took the fall for another white crystal:聽sugar. <br />聽 <br />According to聽<i>The Salt Fix,聽</i>too little salt can: <br />鈥?Make you crave sugar and refined carbs聽 <br />鈥?Send the body into semistarvation mode聽 <br />鈥?Lead to weight gain, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, and increased blood pressure and heart rate <br />聽 <br />But eating the salt you desire can improve everything, from your sleep, energy, and mental focus to your fitness, fertility, and sexual performance. It can even stave off common chronic illnesses, including heart disease. <br />聽 <br /><i>The Salt Fix</i>聽shows the best ways to add salt back into your聽diet, offering his transformative five-step program for recalibrating your salt thermostat to achieve your unique, ideal salt intake.聽Science聽has moved on from the low-salt dogma, and so should you鈥攜our life may depend on it.
Stem Cell Therapy: A Rising Tide: How Stem Cells Are Disrupting M...
by Neil H Riordan

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English

Pages

302

Publication Date

June 18, 2017

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Stem cells are the repair cells of your body. When there aren鈥檛 enough of them, or they aren鈥檛 working properly, chronic diseases can manifest and persist.<br /><br />From industry leaders, sport stars, and Hollywood icons to thousands of everyday, ordinary people, stem cell therapy has helped when standard medicine failed. Many of them had lost hope. These are their stories.<br /><br />Neil H Riordan, author of MSC: Clinical Evidence Leading Medicine鈥檚 Next Frontier, the definitive textbook on clinical stem cell therapy, brings you an easy-to-read book about how and why stem cells work, and why they鈥檙e the wave of the future.<br /><br /><br />鈥淣eil takes readers on a riveting journey through the past, present and future of stem cell therapy. His well-researched, educational and entertaining book could change your life. I highly recommend it.鈥?<br />Tony Robbins, NY Times #1 Bestselling Author<br /><br />100 years old will soon become the new 60. Stem cells are a key therapeutic to enable this future. Dr. Riordan鈥檚 book is your guide to why this is true and how you will benefit. A must read for anyone who cares about extending their healthy lifespan.鈥?lt;br />Peter H. Diamandis, MD; Founder, XPRIZE & Singularity University; Co-Founder, Human Longevity, Inc.; Author of NY Times Best Sellers Abundance and Bold<br />
The Model Thinker: What You Need to Know to Make Data Work for Yo...
by Scott E. Page

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English

Pages

398

Publication Date

November 27, 2018

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<b>How anyone can become a data ninja</b><br /><br /> From the stock market to genomics laboratories, census figures to marketing email blasts, we are awash with data. But as anyone who has ever opened up a spreadsheet packed with seemingly infinite lines of data knows, numbers aren't enough: we need to know how to make those numbers talk. In <i>The Model Thinker</i>, social scientist Scott E. Page shows us the mathematical, statistical, and computational models--from linear regression to random walks and far beyond--that can turn anyone into a genius. At the core of the book is Page's "many-model paradigm," which shows the reader how to apply multiple models to organize the data, leading to wiser choices, more accurate predictions, and more robust designs. <i>The Model Thinker </i>provides a toolkit for business people, students, scientists, pollsters, and bloggers to make them better, clearer thinkers, able to leverage data and information to their advantage.<br /><br />
Clinical Research Transformed
by , Albert Hofman

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English

Pages

302

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<p>In this Information Age, the <i>practices </i>of clinical medicine should no longer be based on what clinical doctors actively know. Rather, all of the importantly practice-relevant knowledge should not only already exist but also be codified in cyberspace, in directly practice-guiding '<i>expert systems' --聽</i>for the benefit of both doctors and patients everywhere.聽</p><br /><br /><p>Each of these systems (discipline-specific) would, prompted by a particular type of case presentation, present the doctor a questionnaire specific to cases of the type at issue, and document the doctor's answers to the questions. If at issue would be a case of complaint about a (particular type of) sickness, the system would translate the resulting diagnostic profile of the case into the corresponding <i>probabilities </i>of the illnesses to be considered. Similarly, if at issue would be an already-diagnosed case of a particular illness, the system would ask about, and record, the relevant elements in the prognostic profile of the case and then translate this profile into the probabilities of various outcomes to be considered, probabilities specific to the choice of treatment and prospective time in addition to that profile. And besides, these systems would analogously address the causal origin -- etiogenesis -- of cases of particular types of illness.聽</p><br /><br /><p>While the requisite <i>knowledge-base</i>聽for these systems -- notably for the probabilities in them -- has not been addressed by such 'patient-oriented' clinical research as has been conducted (very extensively) up to now, <i>this book </i>delineates the nature of the suitably-transformed research (gnostic). The critically-transformative innovation in the research is the studies' focus on <i>Gnostic Probability Functions -- </i>dia-, etio-, and prognostic -- in the framework of logistic regression models.聽</p><br /><br />This book also presents a vision of how this critically-transformative research would most expeditiously be provided for and also conducted, among select sets of academic teaching hospitals.<p></p><p></p>

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