Commercial organisations selling lethal weapons or addictive substances clearly exploit customers, damage third parties and undermine genuine autonomy. Purveyors of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) do too, argue authors Edzard Ernst and Kevin Smith.
Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland have published a textbook on human epigenomics -- the study of epigenetic modifications across the entire genome. The book is the first of its kind to focus on epigenomics in humans and its role in health and disease.
As the Institut Pasteur enters the 130th year of its existence (the anniversary will be celebrated on Nov. 14, 2018), the book Institut Pasteur: Today's Research, Tomorrow's Medicine -- available in both French and English -- is being released. This illustrated volume, which is accessible to readers of all ages and backgrounds, describes the major challenges and medical issues facing the Institut Pasteur and the Institut Pasteur International Network.
Critics consider that evolutionary psychology's explanations are too simplistic in trying to describe a complex phenomenon. However, a University of Kansas philosopher's research points to a middle ground in this dispute.
Taxpayer dollars fund a variety of important public programs, including many that are delivered by private contractors, but citizens often are not involved enough in shaping these contracts, according to a new book by Kristina Lambright, associate professor of public administration at Binghamton University, State University of New York.
More than half of GPs in the UK are planning to leave general practice says the first look at the recruitment crisis. More than a thousand GPs have sought professional help from the NHS GP Health Service in the past year, with most cases involving stress, anxiety and depression and about 2% addiction. One in four have already left the profession but only one in five new medical graduates choose to become GPs.
Justin M. Jacobs, associate professor of history at American University, is the first to tell the historical story of Indiana Jones.
This book aims to dispel the mysticism sometimes associated with quantum mechanics. This delightful and clear book invites readers to play close attention to what is proven in experiments, rather than to what is sometimes asserted in loose talk. The author Jean Bricmont is a theoretical physicist and a professor at the Université Catholique de Louvain.
This book explores practical possibilities that we can pursue and how our collective capacity for innovation and collaboration can tackle the disruptive forces, and transform our lives for the better. It addresses issues like drivers of change, the future of Work, the future of education, the future of healthcare as well as the scalable city.
An experienced practitioner gives a comprehensive account of global energy policy in a complex and rapidly changing world. The emphasis is on fundamental understanding of the full range of moral, political, economic, social, and technical issues as they appear in different parts of the world.