The Changing Face of Disease: Implications for Society

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Disease is an ever-present threat faced by all human societies. This book addresses four areas which reflect our understanding of disease: its evolution; its implications for human societies; its ecology, and our response to it. Topics such as epidemiological transition; mathematical modelling of disease evolution; parasitic disease; urban pollution and illness, and under-nutrition and obesity are all examined with a goal of widening the reader's holistic view of disease at the beginning of the 21st Century. Contributions to the book have been made by experts from a diverse range of disciplines resulting in a synthesis of theory, opinion, and comment that is both absorbing and thought provoking.

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Emerging Diseases in the Third Epidemiological Transition, George J. Armelagos
Life History Perspectives on Human Disease, Peter T. Ellison and Emily S. Barrett
The Evolution, Transmission and Geographic Spread of Infectious Diseases in Human Populations: Questions and Models, Lisa Sattenspiel
Genetic Epidemiology of Parasitic Diseases, Sarah Williams-Blangero, John J. Vandeberg, and John Blangero
Urban Pollution, Disease and the Health of Children, L.M. Schell and Elaine Hills
Protecting Pregnant Women from Malaria, S.W. Lindsay, R. McGready, and G.E.L. Walraven
Interdisciplinary Research on Schitosoma japonicum, Stephen T. McGarvey, Gemiliano D. Aligui, Jonathan D. Kurtis, Arve Lee Willingham III, Hélène Carabin, and Remigio Olveda
Unravelling Gene-Environment Interactions in Type 2 Diabetes, Nicholas J. Wareham
Investigating The 'Hidden' Epidemic: Sexual Behaviour and Representations of HIV / AIDS Amongst Business People and Medical Personnel in Five Central and Eastern European Nations, Robin Goodwin
The Evolution of Disease and the Devolution of Health Care for American Indians, Stephen J. Kunitz
The Public's Health: The Changing Role of Public Health, Jean Peters
Human Behaviour and the Changing Pattern of Disease, Brian J. Ford

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