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viii, 251 pages ; 25 cm
  • Introduction
  • Empirical uncertainty : some difficulties in placing obesity centerstage
  • Normative uncertainty : what do we want from policies to address childhood obesity
  • Childhood obesity and parental responsibility
  • Childhood obesity interventions, equity and social justice
  • Stigma and weight bias : implications for childhood obesity interventions
  • Childhood obesity and the "obesogenic environment"
  • Price policies as strategies for obesity prevention
  • Responding to food marketing targeted at children : regulation, social marketing and media literacy
  • Schools and childhood obesity
  • Conclusion: Childhood obesity : some practical implications.
Childhood obesity has become a central concern in many countries and a range of policies have been proposed or implemented to address it. This co-authored book is the first to focus on the complex set of ethical and policy issues that childhood obesity raises. Throughout the book, authors Kristin Voigt, Stuart G. Nicholls, and Garrath Williams emphasize that childhood obesity is a multi-faceted phenomenon, and just one of many issues that parents, schools and societies face. They argue that it is important to acknowledge the resulting complexities and not to think in terms "single-issue" policies. After first reviewing some of the factual uncertainties about childhood obesity, the authors explore central ethical questions. What priority should be given to preventing obesity? To what extent are parents responsible? How should we think about questions of stigma and inequality? In the second part of the book, the authors consider key policy issues, including the concept of the aobesogenic environment, a debates about taxation and marketing, and the role that schools can play in obesity prevention. The authors argue that political debate is needed to decide the importance given to childhood obesity and how to divide responsibilities for action. These debates have no simple answers. Nonetheless, the authors argue that there are reasons for hope. There are a wide range of opportunities for action. Many of these options also promise wider social benefits. "This book provides a welcome re-appraisal of commonly-held beliefs about child obesity and misconceptions about what needs to be done. The authors expose the futility of holding parents responsible for children's unhealthy behaviour, they challenge the assumption that education and family support will solve the problem, and they condemn the prejudice and stigma which surround the narrative of blame. The book shows convincingly how the causes of obesity - and the range of associated diseases - lie in the fabric of the modern market economy: in the food supply which shapes our diets, the social and physical environment which encourages sedentary behaviour, and in the media which promote ever greater consumption. Obesity is not the problem: it is the symptom of a more complex social and economic malaise encouraging poor health. The case for interventions by governments to promote health and wellbeing above crude economic growth is comprehensively proven." - Dr. Tim Lobstein, Director of Policy and Programmes, The International Association for the Study of Obesity and The International Obesity Task Force A well-researched, highly critical, but carefully balanced examination of everyday assumptions about childhood obesity and its prevention from an intensely moral perspective. Although the authors demonstrate that no intervention is without ethical complications or effective entirely on its own, they call for immediate actions to reduce the stigma of childhood obesity, support parents, and create food environments healthier for children, adults, and the environment.- Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
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xxviii, 304 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Embrace your child's profile
  • Discard the myths
  • Identify your child's strengths
  • Allow your child to dream big
  • Tell your story
  • A tool kit of accommodations
  • Assert your rights
  • Is it time to exit?
  • Building community
  • Your child is not broken.
"Finally, a groundbreaking book that reveals what your dyslexic child is experiencing--and what you can do so that he or she can thrive. More than thirty million people in the United States are dyslexic--a brain-based genetic trait, often labeled as a "learning disability" or "learning difference, " that makes interpreting text and reading difficult. Yet even though children with dyslexia may have trouble reading, they don't have any problems learning; dyslexia has nothing to do with a lack of intellect. While other books tell you what dyslexia is, this book tells you what to do. Dyslexics' innate skills, which may include verbal, social, spatial, kinesthetic, visual, mathematical, or musical abilities, are their unique key to acquiring knowledge. Figuring out where their individual strengths lie, and then harnessing these skills, offers an entree into learning and excelling. And by keeping the focus on learning, not on standard reading the same way everyone else does, a child with dyslexia can and will develop the self-confidence to flourish in the classroom and beyond. After years of battling with a school system that did not understand his dyslexia and the shame that accompanied it, renowned activist and entrepreneur Ben Foss is not only open about his dyslexia, he is proud of it. In The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan he shares his personal triumphs and failures so that you can learn from his experiences, and provides a three-step approach for success: Identify your child's profile: By mapping your child's strengths and weaknesses and assisting her to better understand who she is, you can help your child move away from shame and feelings of inadequacy and move toward creating a powerful program for learning. Help your child help himself: Coach your child to become his own best advocate by developing resiliency, confidence, and self-awareness, and focusing on achievable goals in areas that matter most to him. Create community: Dyslexic children are not broken, but too often the system designed to educate them is. Dare to change your school so that your child has the resources to thrive. Understanding your rights and finding allies will make you and your child feel connected and no longer alone. Packed with practical ideas and strategies dyslexic children need for excelling in school and in life, this empowering guide provides the framework for charting a future for your child that is bright with hope and unlimited potential"-- Provided by publisher.
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12 p. : col. ill., 1 col. map ; 28 cm.
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xiii, 130 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Introduction: Why study adolescence?
  • Adolescents and the risks that affect them
  • Biobehavioral processes
  • The psychology of adolescence
  • The influence of environment
  • Looking to the future.
Adolescence is a time when youth make decisions, both good and bad, that have consequences for the rest of their lives. Some of these decisions put them at risk of lifelong health problems, injury, or death. The Institute of Medicine held three public workshops between 2008 and 2009 to provide a venue for researchers, health care providers, and community leaders to discuss strategies to improve adolescent health.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780309158527 20160605
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vii, 271 p. ; 24 cm.
  • That paper
  • The children
  • The dean's dilemma
  • The whistleblower
  • Ethics and the masses
  • The dean's press briefing
  • Horton and the Lancet
  • Horton's evidence
  • The devil's in the detail
  • Bedlam or Bonaparte
  • Disclosure
  • Deer
  • Poisoning young minds
  • Ethics, evidence, and the death of medicine.
As Andrew Wakefield states in his prologue, "If autism does not affect your family now, it will. If something does not change--and change soon--this is almost a mathematical certainty. This book affects you also. It is not a parochial look at a trivial medical spat in the United Kingdom, but dispatches from the battlefront in a major confrontation--a struggle against compromise in medicine, corruption of science, and a real and present threat to children in the interests of policy and profit. It is a story of how 'the system' deals with dissent among its doctors and scientists." In the pursuit of possible links between childhood vaccines, intestinal inflammation, and neurologic injury in children, Wakefield lost his job in London's Royal Free Hospital, his country of birth, his career, and his medical license. A recent General Medical Council ruling stated that he was "dishonest, irresponsible and showed callous disregard for the distress and pain of children." Maligned by the medical establishment and mainstream media, Wakefield endeavors to set the record straight in "Callous Disregard." While explaining what really happened, he calls out the organizations and individuals that are acting not for the sake of children affected by autism, but in their own self-interests.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781616081690 20160604
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vii, pages 801-1256 ; 26 cm
  • The aftermath of Baby Doe and the evolution of newborn intensive care / Mark R. Mercurio
  • The problem of non-identity in valuing newborn human life / Sadath A. Sayeed
  • Baby Doe : does it really apply now? : palliative care of the ill neonate / Jatinder Bhatia
  • Why the CAPTA's Baby Doe Rules should be rejected in favor of the best interests standard / Loretta M. Kopelman
  • Personal reflections on extremely premature newborns : vitalism, treatment decisions, and ethical permissibility / William J. Winslade
  • Are there checks and balances on terminating the lives of children with disabilities? Should there be? / Thomas J. Balch
  • Medical futility / Robert D. Truog
  • The Baby Doe rules and Texas's "futility law" in the NICU / Thomas William Mayo
  • The Baby Doe regulations and tragic choices at the bedside : accepting the limits of "good process" / Ellen Waldman
  • Rescuing Baby Doe / Mary Crossley
  • Playing God with Baby Doe : quality of life and unpredictable life standards at the start of life / Anita Silvers, Leslie Pickering Francis
  • Baby Doe and beyond : examining the practical and philosophical influences impacting medical decision-making on behalf of marginally-viable newborns / Craig A. Conway.
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  • "Tallness can be a real handicap for a girl"
  • Playing God with hormones
  • Two girls, two continents
  • "A gland lost is a gland wasted"
  • "No patient seems to have caught anything"
  • "Soon, very soon ..."
  • "Only Genentech is not in mourning"
  • Dear parent
  • "Never before in the history of medicine"
  • Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence
  • Friendly fire
  • A disease is born
  • Now what?.
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xxi, 298 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction 1. The Tinderbox 2. Lighting the Fuse 3. The Implosion 4. A Precautionary Tale 5. Mercury Rising 6. Mercury Falling 7. Behind the Mercury Curtain 8. Science in Court 9. Science and the Media 10. Science and Society 11. A Place for Autism Epilogue.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231146364 20160528
A London researcher was the first to assert that the combination measles-mumps-rubella vaccine known as MMR caused autism in children. Following this "discovery, " a handful of parents declared that a mercury-containing preservative in several vaccines was responsible for the disease. If mercury caused autism, they reasoned, eliminating it from a child's system should treat the disorder. Consequently, a number of untested alternative therapies arose, and, most tragically, in one such treatment, a doctor injected a five-year-old autistic boy with a chemical in an effort to cleanse him of mercury, which stopped his heart instead. Children with autism have been placed on stringent diets, subjected to high-temperature saunas, bathed in magnetic clay, asked to swallow digestive enzymes and activated charcoal, and injected with various combinations of vitamins, minerals, and acids. Instead of helping, these therapies can hurt those who are most vulnerable, and particularly in the case of autism, they undermine childhood vaccination programs that have saved millions of lives. An overwhelming body of scientific evidence clearly shows that childhood vaccines are safe and does not cause autism. Yet widespread fear of vaccines on the part of parents persists. In this book, Paul A. Offit, a national expert on vaccines, challenges the modern-day false prophets who have so egregiously misled the public and exposes the opportunism of the lawyers, journalists, celebrities, and politicians who support them. Offit recounts the history of autism research and the exploitation of this tragic condition by advocates and zealots. He considers the manipulation of science in the popular media and the courtroom, and he explores why society is susceptible to the bad science and risky therapies put forward by many antivaccination activists.
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ix, 275 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Tina's world
  • For your own good
  • Stairway to heaven
  • Skin hunger
  • The coldest heart
  • The boy who was raised as a dog
  • Satanic panic
  • The raven
  • "Mom is lying. Mom is hurting me. Please call the police"
  • The kindness of children
  • Healing communities.
Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry has treated children faced with unimaginable horror: genocide survivors, witnesses, children raised in closets and cages, and victims of family violence. Here he tells their stories of trauma and transformation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780465056538 20160603
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xviii, 150 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
  • Newborn screening today
  • The changing principles and practice of newborn screening
  • The future of newborn screening
  • Newborn screening : mandatory, elective, or both?
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xvi, 460 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
In the 1990s, autism in American children began spiking, from 1 in 10,000 in 1987 to a shocking 1 in 150 today. In this period, two series of shots containing a mercury-based preservative called Thimerosal were added to the nation's already crowded vaccination schedule. Parents suddenly noticed their healthy children descending into silent, disturbed, and physically ill autism soon after receiving vaccinations. Ignored or dismissed by the FDA and the CDC, they discovered that children were being exposed to mercury at very young ages - even before birth - at levels far exceeding federal regulations. "Evidence of Harm" explores both sides of this controversy, which has pitted families against the federal government, public health agencies, doctors and researchers, and powerful pharmaceutical giants. It reveals: story of Thimerosal: a mercury-based additive approved by the FDA in the 1930s and never subsequently tested; increase in autism and the direct parallel to the increase in number and frequency of Thimerosal-containing vaccinations; secret meeting at which FDA, CDC, medical, and pharmaceutical company officials discussed mercury, vaccines, and autism; and mysterious rider to the Homeland Security bill, introduced by Senator Bill Frist, which would free drug companies of liability in lawsuits regarding autism. This disturbing, important book examines both the personal stories of families and the unfolding political drama in the courts and halls of Congress.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780312326449 20160527
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viii, 251 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Pt. I. Examining realities. Reasons for concern about mental disorders of adolescent offenders. Defining mental disorders in adolescents. Assessing mental disorders of adolescents. The consequences of mental disorders in adolescence
  • Pt. II. Discovering the obligations. Refining the custodial obligation to provide treatment. Locating the due process obligation. Fulfilling the public safety obligation.
Nearly two-thirds of adolescent offenders currently held in juvenile justice facilities across the United States meet the criteria for one or more mental disorders - a fact that has many parents, healthcare providers, and legislatures wondering about our mental health systems for children. Have these systems failed so badly that we must arrest our children for crimes in order for them to receive help? In "Double Jeopardy", leading researcher, Thomas Grisso considers the newest data on the nature of mental disorders in youth - examining, for example, their relationship to delinquency, the values and limits of various treatment methods, and common, related patterns of adolescent offending - and then charts a course for practitioners working within today's juvenile justice system. Grisso carefully evaluates the threefold obligations of that system: as a custodian of children with health needs, a legal system promoting fairness in youth adjudication, and protector of public safety. "Double Jeopardy" provides a scientific and practical foundation for lawmakers, judges, attorneys, and mental health care professionals, as well as researchers in mental health and adolescent development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226309149 20160528
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vii, 246 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
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  • Moral status - the objects of moral concern-- Prenatal influence of traits - questioning the present, the possible, and the probable-- Regulation of genetic and reproductive techniques I - prenatal genetic testing and embro-foetal research-- Regulation of genetic and reproductive techniques II - cloning and prenatal gene therapy-- Prenatal influence of traits - legitimate goal?.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754622864 20160528
In this text the author presents a moral critique of the laws governing the creation of "designer babies." Alan Gewirth's Principle of Generic Consistency is used as the starting point for developing a framework, which is then used to critique the legal position in the EU countries (with particular reference to the UK), Canada and the USA. The conclusion the author reaches is that a proper moral response to the issues covered must take account of specified prima facie presumptions, to be applied by legitimately appointed regulatory bodies. The text assesses the adequacy of existing regulatory responses by reference to these presumptions. Also containing detailed appendices summarizing the legal position with regard to abortion and prenatal diagnosis, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, in vitro embryo research, cloning, and germ-line gene therapy in the countries mentioned above, this volume is an indispensable resource for both students and scholars with a keen interest in this highly contested field.
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  • Artists, austism, and a tale of structure
  • Art's eye, art's mind
  • Jamie : architect and systems planner
  • Drawing with Peter : narrative and art
  • Making real : Katie and Mark
  • Current research : directions and suggestions
  • The queen of makeup and the clock machine
  • Endpaper.
Rather than approaching the art of precocious young artists with autism as enigmatic and symptomatic, their work is explored as having its origin in human physiology and in the intrinsic human need for meaning. The narrative images in these young artists' exceptional art serve as both evidence and focus, allowing us to see the commonalities of all art and image-making. No art has been considered more enigmatic than that of young children with autism, for their often extremely early drawings intrigue viewers with their vivid, visually-based, perspective emphasis. Such art, often spontaneously produced by artists frequently considered retarded, is difficult to understand within the usual constructs of drawing pedagogy that emphasizes the necessity of practice and experience for mastery. However, it is a useful means of expressing one's interior self and of sharing with others a tale of one's own creation. Finally, this expression forms enduring links with other people in the common human language of lines and forms.
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  • Overview Some Cultural, Historical and Demographic Perspectives Methodological and Conceptual Issues Children's Adjustment in Divorced and Married Families Family Processes and Children's Divorce Adjustment Therapeutic Intervention Approaches and Research Legal Intervention Laws, Policies and New Directions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780761902522 20160528
This completely updated second edition presents an integrated, multidisciplinary account of children's experiences of divorce from historical, cultural and demographic perspectives. The author highlights children's resilience, but is sensitive to children's pain throughout the divorce process and afterwards. In addition he reviews the psychological, social, economic and legal consequences of divorce, and examines how children's risk is predicted by parental conflict, relationships with both parents, financial strain, custody disputes, and other factors. The author uses his family systems model to integrate research findings into a theoretical whole and to evaluate psychological interventions with divorcing and divorced families.
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