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By Joan R. Callahan

This enticing, nontechnical e-book discusses 50 overall healthiness scares that captured the public's recognition ahead of fading away, protecting genuine and perceived well-being threats from long-ago eras to give times.

• presents information regarding 50 health and wellbeing scares in 7 different types that unexpectedly surfaced then fizzled, offering a consultant pattern of comparable occasions during the last half-century

• contains sidebar sections highlighting anecdotes or examples

• A bibliography offers an in depth examining checklist for every subject bankruptcy and the introduction

• A word list defines biomedical and different unusual terms

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It is unclear, however, if adequate testing ever took place. Animal rights activists claim that animal experiments showed that DES was safe for humans when in fact it was not, and cite this example as proof that animal testing is unreliable and should be banned. Other sources, however, claim the opposite—that DES was not properly tested on pregnant animals before its approval for use on humans, and that such testing might have saved many human lives. Studies have established (not to everyone’s satisfaction) that the daughters of women who took DES during pregnancy are at risk for an otherwise rare form of vaginal cancer called clear cell adenocarcinoma.

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